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A discussion of fiction, fact, art, motion pictures, current events - normal, insane, bizarre and mysterious. Christopher Paul Garetano is a writer, producer and filmmaker. He is the creator and host of Travel/Discovery Channel's Strange World and the co-creator, host and executive producer of History Channel's The Dark Files. Christopher is also known as the director and producer of the 2015 docudrama, Montauk Chronicles - an investigation into the alleged government conspiracy, "The Montau ...
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Beyond Strange World

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With the help of filmmaker Christopher Garetano, Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna of Crawlspace Media break down each episode of Travel Channel's show Strange World. Season 2 of the podcast is bonus topics and fun.
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OFF TO THE WITCH returns this week with a our latest newsletter. I’ll be back in two weeks with a brand new episode and guest.On this week’s newsletter I’ll give you an update on some of the projects that I’ve been burning the midnight lamp to forge and also to discuss a subject that’s all at once fascinating and disturbing.In 1990, author Bret Eas…
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EPISODE #82 Twenty years ago, I completed a little documentary, shot on video tape, regarding the struggles and dreams of various independent horror movie makers. I knew then the term “independent film” was a bit of a misnomer in the popular zeitgeist as the movie makers I profiled didn’t have benefactors in the industry. They weren’t praised or be…
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On Tonight’s Off To The Witch newsletter, I rant about the current state of paranormal TV programming, how it can be elevated and also I discuss how I adopted a completely different perspective while making the first feature length chapter ( A Haunting We Will Go) of my new series. Part of that perspective is that of the spirit. One day we’re all g…
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EPISODE #81 Off To The Witch returns tonight with a brand new episode!The devil has been a portrait in cinema from its inception. Beginning with the magic of the silent era - with movies like Benjamin Christensen’s Haxan and the Georges Melies “Faust In Hell” to Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby and William Friedkin’s the Exorcist.As it’s displayed …
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While I’m busy in post-production on the first feature length episode of my new series - A Haunting We Will Go, I’m reflecting while editing a segment where I regard the impact that The Amityville Horror (both the tragic murders and subsequent ghost story) had on me as a child. A haunting is not only of paranormal activity. It lives in the mind. If…
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EPISODE #80 I was filming scenes (for A Haunting We Will Go) with Dave Spinks and Serenity Jenny in a cemetery. Something quickly came over Dave. He felt a psychic pull in a particular direction and ultimately he realized there was someone calling him from beyond the grave. It was a young teenage girl whose final resting place represents a life tak…
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Wrongful persecution and prosecution in the name of heresy has been a plague on society throughout history. There is no human being who owns the right to dehumanize another person for their own grievances and agenda. Even alleged murderers deserve a trial and a full, unbiased examination of the facts before they are entirely condemned. Facts are of…
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Do you remember your first experience at the movies? Can you recall how magical it was? The power of motion pictures and all their beauty, wonder, emotion, thrills and imagination is what inspires us. It often shapes the direction of lives and the world at large. Even though it’s an art that’s just slightly over a century old, there’s so much more …
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There’s a reality, that wherever you stand chances are highly probable that there are bodies beneath you. Unmarked graves are all around us. Many hauntings are suggested to be the result of desecrated ground. Even today, any geophysical and scientific analysis of what “ghost” activity actually is, has been sparse in comparison to what it could have…
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EPISODE #78 I’ve spent years of my life researching and investigating the alleged happenings in Montauk. I created several documentaries & TV programs on the subject. I talked with dozens of people who claimed they were either victims or engineers of underground atrocities -Beatings, drugs, mind manipulation and murder…There’s no escaping this stor…
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We’ve all seen the fictional representation of the lone stalker in the woods. It’s celebrated in numerous slasher sequels - The deformed, masked creeper that covets your final breath…The reclusive mountain man who studies your every move.Thousands of people have mysteriously vanished or perished in national forests, throughout the years. I’ve perso…
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EPISODE #77 What is outlaw art?It forever expands and evolves. It obeys no rules and follows no trend. It never aspires to be like everything else.It’s pure and speaks of authenticity. It often shakes the world.Shane Bugbee has lived an extraordinary life, speaking to our eyes and ears with controversy, energy, provocation, texture and color… His j…
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On June 11th 1963 Thich Quang Duc (a Buddhist monk) self immolated in protest of both the corruption of the South Vietnamese government and the violence they imposed.Within the beauty of our world is the inescapable nature of both beast and man. Both darkness and light.A paradox remains that often throughout history there are protests in society, a…
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EPISODE #76 I grew up with the fantasy horror stories of George Romero and Stephen King. As powerful as the subtext and metaphor of Dawn Of The Dead, Cell, The Stand, Day Of The Dead, and Maximum Overdrive was, I could not fathom it all being a possibility in our reality. The dead rising from the grave or hoards of mind controlled humans taking ove…
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On tonight's (OFF TO THE WITCH) newsletter I discuss my forthcoming novel, Montauk Boys - it will be released later this year. It’s the fictional tale of five juvenile delinquents who are the target of a nefarious, covert government mind control experiment.Set in 1987 (years after the alleged Montauk Project was said to have taken place) the book i…
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EPISODE #75 In 1980, Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, The Shining, was released in theaters. It was and is forever a masterpiece of not only horror but cinema itself. It required decades of viewings to realize there is much more than meets the eye. It’s now known that Stanley Kubrick was intentionally hiding messages …
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“Yeah, fairies wear boots and you gotta believe meYeah, I saw it, I saw it, I tell you no liesYeah, fairies wear boots and you gotta believe meI saw it, I saw it with my own two eyes, alright, now.”-Black Sabbath We live in extraordinary times. The world is in chaos and a mass exodus of minds have turned to the mystical and supernatural for answers…
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Is there a formula for a perfect horror movie?What elements are consistent amongst the greatest cinematic terrors of all time?Perhaps it’s something deep within our subconscious and mixed with primal fears that are much older than recorded history.Join me and my special guest (“Horror Bob” Brodmerkel) for a discussion of terror movie nostalgia and …
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The latest Off To The Witch newsletter premieres tomorrow night!Like many of you, my childhood was a dynamic spectrum of cinema, art, music, literature and folklore.The monsters that we saw on the page and screen were consistently asserted (by adults) not to be real.Everything from the creep cinema slashers, roaming the dark woods, to unknown creat…
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EPISODE #73 Get ready for the next episode of Off To The Witch!Tiffany Mac has not only interviewed numerous witnesses to bizarre phenomena but she’s also experienced a variety of inexplicable events in her life.Where once the unexplained and supernatural were limited to sparse encounters, throughout history, are now spilling into our reality like …
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Join me tonight for latest Off To The Witch newsletter.The world is on fire, a storm is brewing and it’s the perfect time to speak our minds.I practice what I preach so tonight is an episode inspired by the 1988 motion picture Talk Radio - directed by Oliver Stone. The movie is a fictional portrayal of a real talk show host who was murdered by a ps…
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EPISODE #72 Let’s celebrate the new year with a collection of some of the best tales from Off To The Witch!Monsters, conspiracies, strange stalkers and the expansion of the human mind…With new introductions and insights by yours truly.This anthology episode will premiere tonight (at 8:00pm ET) wherever you find your podcasts, as well as on my YouTu…
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Hey... What are you doing? Oh cool, that's cool... There's a lot going on in the wolr today. Are you sure you want to be spoeninding your energy and focus towards aliens and UFOs? Tight tight toight, us too. Luv you dawg, but for real I'm in love with you big dawg. Don't go chang'n, don't stray from the path my big dawg. Let's figure this shizz out…
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Join me for tonight’s Off To The Witch newsletter, where I explore the borderline of fiction and reality and the world that we live in. Will the gates burst wide open in the new year?Will we see Artificial Intelligence come to self realization and create its own agenda? Will we witness an extraterrestrial invasion? Could we experience immortality t…
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EPISODE #71 Get ready for the next episode of Off To The Witch! We’re celebrating the holiday season with an authentic witch, Krista Brown. We’re going to discuss a variety of Christmas ghost stories, horror movies, Krampus tales and the pagan roots of what is observed, every December 25th.So, stoke the fireplace, turn down the lights, fix yourself…
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Join me tonight for the latest Off To The Witch newsletter, where I discuss topics and themes for all forthcoming adventures into the unknown.I’ll return next week with a brand new (regular) episode of Off To The Witch. The show is now simulcast across all podcast platforms as well as my YouTube channel at OFFTOTHEWITCH.Stay tuned for much more!The…
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ALL FUTURE EPISODES WILL POST EXCLUSIVELY on MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SUBSCRIBE: https://youtu.be/Ptaea_Kzo-8?si=qwy_X9hxrG6pekmP The first episode of my new web series (Between Fiction & Reality) premieres at 9:30 PM ET tonight!I hope everyone can check it out and share it. I'm busy in post- production on my new feature length T…
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EPISODE #70 I recently recorded the second volume of “The Real Jacob’s Ladder” episode.Abe Sias is a U.S. Army veteran who lived through extraordinary, bizarre and horrific circumstances.In 1990 filmmaker Adrian Lyne created the surreal horror masterpiece, Jacob’s Ladder - regarding a Vietnam war veteran’s terrifying odyssey through macabre governm…
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BETWEEN FICTION & REALITY premieres tomorrow on my youtube channel. Click the link below to follow my channel and click the notification bell for updates on all future episodes. https://www.youtube.com/@OFFTOTHEWITCH I’m busy in post production on my new TV/streaming documentaries - including A Haunting We Will Go. While working on those I also dec…
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With the forthcoming launch of my new web series (Between Fiction & Reality) on Friday, tonight’s newsletter will discuss the subject of the first episode. Have a listen to the Off To The Witch newsletter tonight at 8:00pm ET (wherever you find your podcasts) to hear more about my experiences with psychic technology and further details about the ne…
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EPISODE #69 1987 was a glorious time for a group of fourteen year old boys. The movie screens were filled with monsters that stimulated the imagination. Predator, The Monster Squad and The Lost Boys were fresh in their minds. Stephen King’s macabre book IT was published the previous year. When Matt Emch and his friends were playing at an abandoned …
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I’ll talk all about my new web series, Between Fiction & Reality.I’m busy with several projects, including the forthcoming TV/streaming series but I also decided to create this web series as an ongoing event for my YouTube channel. The first episode will premiere this weekend. Episodes range from my psychic experiences with the “God Helmet” to meet…
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EPISODE #68 Get ready for the next episode of Off To The Witch:Debbie Rochon grew up having to survive the mean city streets and was eventually discovered, as a teen, to co-star in the (1982) movie, Ladies and Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains.There began her odyssey into the world of acting, art, theater and cinema. The underworld of motion pictures c…
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Here’s the preview trailer for the first (feature length) chapter in my new (OFF TO THE WITCH) docuseries. Chapter one is titled "A Haunting We Will Go" and will be released in mid 2024 - followed by several more. Produced, hosted and directed by Christopher Garetano COMING SOON. visit ahauntingwewillgo.com for more information.…
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EPISODE #67 The Off To The Witch Halloween Special will be released on Friday night - bringing it closer to the holiday.I’ll post a newsletter tonight with all info about that, the launch of the OTTW patreon and more.Stay tuned for much more and, in the meantime, catch up on previous episodes of Off To The Witch!Get ready for the Off To The Witch H…
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Get ready for the next (newsletter) episode of Off To The Witch!It’s a total celebration of motion pictures, horror movies, the theater/drive-in experience and a discussion of (behind the scenes) stories & legends of our favorite macabre cinema and creature features. I’m also including interview segments from past guests like Paul Ehlers (Madman) a…
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EPISODE #66 Get ready for the next episode of Off To The Witch!Stories of Werewolves, dog-men and shape shifting creatures have been part of fiction, folklore and mythology since the dawn of storytelling.Looking deeper into historical accounts you will find that all of the above remains in the documents of recorded history.Are the creatures of cine…
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Happy October! Stay tuned for the latest Off To The Witch newsletter episode, where I discuss the significance of this glorious autumn and what’s on the horizon for both White Phosphorus Pictures and Off To The Witch.I’m enjoying these alternate-format, off-week episodes and they’ll continue to evolve as we go further.A new, full episode will premi…
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EPISODE #65 Get ready for the next episode of Off To The Witch.Abe Sias is a U.S. Army veteran who lived through extraordinary, bizarre and horrific circumstances.In 1990 filmmaker Adrian Lyne created the surreal horror masterpiece, Jacob’s Ladder - regarding a Vietnam war veteran’s terrifying odyssey through macabre government experiments, halluci…
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NEWSLETTER #5What is happening in this world??It’s as if the science fiction of the last century broke through some kind of barrier and is now our reality.How could this be? As we walk through the mechanics of our daily existence, do we question our reality and where this story is going next?On the next Off To The Witch newsletter ( premiering Wedn…
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EPISODE #64When Monica Frank Rawlins was a child, her grandfather told tales of strange otherworldly creatures in the forest. Now she dedicates her time to exploring the possibilities, for one chance, to prove that elusive monsters exist.Join us tomorrow night (beginning at 8:00pm ET) for this exciting new episode!Listen to all new episodes of Off …
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I just returned from Fort Worth Texas - I was a guest speaker at the Paranormal Round Table (Bigfoot/Dogman) conference. I was certainly impressed by an array of eclectic perspectives on the phenomena of these mysterious creatures.For tonight’s newsletter, I’ll talk about my experiences at the conference, tell a few werewolf stories and an update o…
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An impromptu episode interrupts our regular programming... It's just past midnight and Christopher is recording some spooky tales as a monster hurricane creeps towards his home. He lives in an evacuation zone but decided to ride it out.Just before the power goes and darkness sets in, there's time for one more story....…
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Hello Friends,This is an “off week” for my regular programming and tonight’s premiere (beginning at 8:00pm ET) is the Off To The Witch: Newsletter #3 - where I talk about a good friend who unfortunately passed away last week. He (Michael) was also an alumni of the show - my special guest on the Terror In Suburbia episode.I also talk about the forth…
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EPISODE #62There have been over two hundred years worth of documented Bigfoot sightings in North America. When considering anthropological history and indigenous folklore, the stories span across the globe. Why is it that with all of our modern technology and numerous credible witnesses that we have yet to prove the existence of this mysterious bei…
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Hello Friends,I’m busy working on a variety of projects - including A Haunting We Will Go. Off To The Witch will return next week with a brand new episode, but check out tonight’s- newsletter #2 where I rant about movies, aliens, androids and all things arcane.It will be available beginning at 8:00pm ET. Stay tunedBest Wishes,Christopher…
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A sound in the middle of the night could startle you and spark the imagination. Shadows move in your periphery. The whistling wind inspires the mind to ignite childhood fears of late night horror movies. Beyond our imagination there is another layer of existence. Many have experienced it. It’s not just the wind or the house settling when the temper…
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Hello Friends,As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Off To The Witch will continue on a temporary bi-weekly schedule for a while. I’m deep in post-production for A Haunting We Will Go and preparing for a forthcoming movie project.On my “off” weeks, I’ll publish the Off To The Witch newsletter - on the same podcast platforms and the same time (beginning a…
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