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Each week, host Eric Dwinnells and a different guest cohost chat about a spooky subject. From the paranormal to true crime, from ghosts to amusement park rides, from the occult to bizarre religious belief, from the serious to the silly, if it's spooky, we'll talk about it! Check out our website spookyas.com for more info and pics for each episode. Have a spooky story, question, or show idea? Email us at spookyaspodcast@gmail.com
 
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Tonight Eric and Tristan Sepersky sit down and discuss The Grim Reaper! What does it do? Where did it come from? What is it??? Plus Eric tells about hoe the Grim Reaper was the one "monster" that never failed to freak him out as a kid. Yes even back then Eric's biggest fear was his own mortality. Morbid lil' SOB. Spookyas.com pattern.com/withfinder…
 
Here's a bonus mini ep for all you patient Spookaroos! Eric and Fatima talk about their recent trip to Pittsburgh, Monroeville, and Evens City! They visit The Living Dead Museum, the filming locations of the original Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead and even visit the super not spooky Mister Rogers! All this plus a totally random celeb…
 
Believe it or not, Eric has MORE to say about The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (aka The Night Dracula Saved the World)! This time he's roped Fatima Elmi in to discuss it with him. Join them as they discuss their trip to the classic Halloween special's filming location: The Lyndhurst Mansion which is currently open to the public and which you can to…
 
Eric will be a cheerleader for this made-for-tv Halloween special for as long as he lives (and then some)! It's The Halloween That Almost Wasn't! This classic 1979 ABC special ended up on the infamous Halloween 1986 VHS tape that Eric's mother made for him so he's been watching it at least once every Halloween since then...and that's a long time! B…
 
Tonight Eric and his guest, Spookaroo Susan Barrett, discuss The Cottingley Fairies! In 1917, two English girls, Elsie Wright and Francis Griffiths, claimed to have met a band of fairies while playing near a brook...and they had pictures to prove it! Even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, wanted to believe the pictures were real. …
 
On this episode Susan Barret helps me introduce a 2016 episode about my first visit to The International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine. The museum is a lot of fun...if you go in the right frame of mind. In fact, I returned for a second visit less than a year ago with my family and you'll hear Susan and I discuss that trip as well. Perhaps…
 
Tonight host Eric D is joined by three guests: Emily Ferguson, Brian Toney and Tom Cole to watch and discuss the landmark 1992 BBC Halloween special: Ghostwatch! Ghostwatch was a show about a "live" investigation of a haunting, but it was presented as real. Reality TV is nothing new these days, but in 1992, it was not widely known. This caused some…
 
Tonight Eric and the Spookaroos look back at some of their favorite moments and episodes from the first 198 of Spooky Times (aka Spooky AS). as and added bonus, hear Brian Toney, Eric Dwinnells, Fatima Elmi and Kat Lee cover The Beatles' Helter Skelter! spookyas.com pattern.com/witchfinder Music by Occultic Overtones, The Beatles, and Charles Manso…
 
I LOVE 80's horror and basically I did this episode as an excuse to bring up some 80's movies that I might not have discussed otherwise. But these are far from the worst or most cheesy 80's horror movies. One or two of them are actually all-time greats! See if you can pick them out. PATREON.COM/WITCHFINDER Spookyas.com Music by Occultic Overtones…
 
Tonight Eric shares the story of The Mohawk River UFO! This was a series of frightening and possibly deadly encounters that took place in and around Scotia, New York. Perhaps even more frightening than the red glowing UFO's where the strange men who began to appear in town after the sightings. Who were these strangers and why did they seem to stalk…
 
On tonight's remix episode, Eric and guest Tom Cole discuss Phantom Faces! Sometimes, strange ghostly faces randomly appear on stuff. What are they? Who are they? What do they want? When will they leave? Eric announces the Patreon and he and Tom discuss the joys and heartbreaks of doing entry-level stand-up comedy on tonight's Spooky Times with Eri…
 
Tonight Eric learns all about Ancient Ghostbusters and Exorcists! You'll learn what ancient people thought ghosts needed to move on to the other side and how to best battle demons. Plus the importance of being able to make good clay likenesses of certain kings and demons. You'll also learn about Pazuzu and how the hit film The Exorcists rather misr…
 
Tonight Eric and guest Ray O'Hare discuss the life and career of iconic voiceover artist/singer, Thurl Ravenscroft! Thurls life may not have been spooky in and of its self, but he did plenty of spooky voices for Disney and other companies. His most notable credits would include the lead vocal on the Haunted Mansion's "Grim Grinning Ghosts", the sin…
 
Tonight Eric is joined by Tyler Clapp to discuss Spooky Wrestlers! That's wrestlers who had either spooky, horror, supernatural or occult themed-characters. It's not a list of the greatest necessarily, just some that we wanted to discuss. This show ran long so there were some that were cut out to be posted in a mini episode down the line. Tonight y…
 
On this remix episode, Eric and guest cohost/Baltimore native Julie Dauber discuss Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Works! Learn the stories behind the stories. See what true life events inspired his dark imaginings. Join us as we discuss his mysterious death. All this and more on tonight's Spooky Times with Eric D spookyas.com facebook.com/spookytime…
 
For decades there has been an urban myth that if you watch closely, you can see a serial killer in the film The Exorcist. Well, this is one urban legend that turns out to be at least partly true! Paul Bateson does briefly appear in the hospital scene of The Exorcist and he was convicted of a gruesome murder which did help to inspire another film, C…
 
In the 1960's, Hollywood bombshell actress Elke Sommer and her writer husband, Joe Hyams, were newly married and excited to share their first home together...ubtil they began hearing strong noises and receiving ghostly visitations in their own Hollywood Haunting! What spirits tormented Joe, Elke, and their guest? What did the various mediums who ca…
 
Eric is joined by his long time pal Ray O'Hare who, among many jobs, has given ghostly tours of the Boston area for over a decade! This episode is from 2016 so lots of stuff was different...including the name of this show! Tonight we'll talk about leggy ghosts, witches, and John Wilkes Booth just to name a few. When a city has so much history, you …
 
After a technical SNAFU ruined their previous episode about The Titanic, Eric welcomes back Tristyn Sepersky this time to discuss an urban legend with no actual name so we'll just call it Long At The Fair! Partly because apparently Eric refuses to say the word "exhibition". It's strange. Anyway. A girl and her mother check into a hotel in France. T…
 
On tonight's remix episode, we go back to 2016 when Eric made Tom watch An American Werewolf in London for the very first time! Eric grew up watching and loving the film, Tom had never seen it...what does the film look like through these different sets of eyes? And why are nurses so DTF with werewolves? These questions and more will be discussed on…
 
Welcome to the first official episode of the newly-rebranded Spooky Times!!! Host Eric D will explain the rebranding at the end of the episode but first let's talk about The Gloucester Sea Serpent! During the summer of 1817 hundreds of credible witnesses claimed to have seen something very unusual in and around Gloucester Harbor. No-one could say e…
 
Due to technical difficulties, Eric can't present this week's scheduled episode at this time. But Don't be afraid! As a backup, Eric Dwinnells, The Witchfinder of Salem, will discuss What Started The Salem Witch Hysteria? This audio is lifted from a video he made for YouTube.com. To see the full video and other's about Salem, search for "witchfinde…
 
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