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Mack Maloney’s Haunted Universe #78

Mack Maloney, prolific author whose latest book is Mack Maloney’s Haunted Universe.

On October 12, 2018 Fahrusha welcomed Mack Maloney to “Shattered Reality Podcast” for his second interview on our show introducing his new book Mack Maloney’s Haunted Universe. (First interview HERE) It is a compendium of paranormal and odd stories he has collected over many years and is rather like a Charles Fort book in that he gleaned many of the brief accounts from newspaper reports. He has been a paranormal researcher for quite a few years specializing in he experiences of people in the military, airplane pilots, and clandestine agents. He also has a radio show of his own called Mack Maloney’s Military X-Files also featuring the enigmatic Juan-Juan and the mysterious Commander Cobra.

We spoke about some of his and my favorite accounts from the book and about paranormal portal areas, including a truly fascinating one I’d never heard of in Russia a bit east of Moscow where frequent UFO sightings are the most mundane of all the high strangeness there. We also conversed about everyone’s loss of privacy due to spying equipment being built into all of our consumer goods as well as super spy satellites that can identify minute details from above such as how many buttons there are on the shirt you are wearing. Much of this spying is carried on by corporations to get one to purchase their products.

Mack Maloney has written more than fifty novels including military thrillers, men’s action-adventure, science fiction and historical fiction. Mack is a native of Boston and a graduate of Emerson College. He has also worked as a consultant to a company working for the U.S. government on anti-terrorist programs.

We again missed Kate Valentine on this episode but she wanted me to assure all her fans that she is OK.

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David B. Metcalfe – Folklore of the Strange #69

David B. Metcalfe, researcher
David B. Metcalfe, Folklore of the Strange

On May 29, 2018 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha welcomed paranormal researcher, David B. Metcalfe, to ”Shattered Reality Podcast”. David is currently working with former guest, Andrew Chesnut, on a follow-up book about Santa Muerte. He is also the editor in chief of Threshold: Journal of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies (TJICS), a new, free, online-only, open access journal of the Windbridge Research Center. You may remember the Windbridge researchers, Dr. Julie Beischel and Mark Boccuzzi from past episodes of SRP. David studied Philosophy and Folklore at Elmhurst College in Illinois. His day job is digital communications and he is a two dimensional artist as well.

We spoke about the Santa Muerte (Saint Death) cult emanating from Mexico. The belief spans the Americas today. The tradition is widespread and runs the gamut from blessings to curses, some of which can be very violent. He and Craig Williams are involved in a book project to support Haitian artists in the Voodoo style. Listener Will had questions about the definitions of Satanism and Santa Muerte which David answered. We spoke about how we in the US seldom see dead bodies whereas in other cultures such as those of Latin America and India, it is common to see the bodies of the dead. It may not be healthy for us to almost never see a dead body because it allows Americans to deny the psychological truth of Death.

Other topics covered included UFOs, abductions, To The Stars Academy, the Christian faith healing practice of praying and talking away the fire (burns), Native American Skinwalkers, Pennsylvania Dutch Pow-Wow tradition and other communal practices. In addition, David writes for Medium and runs a website about Santa Muerte with Andrew Chesnut called Skeleton Saint.

Note: Dennis Kuchinich is the former Senator whose name we forgot.

Artwork of David B. Metcalfe
An example of David B.Metcalfe’s artwork.