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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 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…
 
Tonight Eric is randomly exploring Green Ghosts! We'll talk about real hauntings, sure, but we'll also discuss famous fictional phantoms as well! Green Ghosts discussed include: The Cambridge YMCA Green Man Connecticut's Green Lady Scooby-Doo's Green Ghosts Ghostbusters' Slimer Disney's Mr. Boogedy spookyas.com facebook.com/spookyas Music by Occult…
 
Ready for a good old unsolved mystery? Well we got a good one for you! Eric and Brian Toney discuss The Dyatlov Pass Incident where 9 young hikers were found dead on a mountain named "Mt. Don't go There". Some had frozen to death, others had died as the result of "a compelling force of nature"...whatever the hell that's supposed to mean. So what co…
 
This is perhaps the strangest Halloween of all time. Salem was basically shut down, the kids weren't trick or treating and there was 4 inches of snow on the ground!!! So what did you do with your spooky season? Tonight, host Eric Dwinnells tells you all about his Halloween 2020 including trips to Maine, Sleepy Hollow, and Salem. GoFundMe.com/witchf…
 
Looking for something to watch during your Halloween lockdown? Jennie and Eric have some suggestions! Tonight they give you some Halloween Movie Recommendations! Movies discussed include Hocus Pocus, 13 Ghosts (William Castle),Halloween (1978) The Exorcist, Nosferatu, Stir of Echos, Dracula 2000, Scream, Shawn of the dEAD, The Rocky Horror Picture …
 
Tonight Eric discusses being an extra in Adam Sandler's Netflix film, Hubie Halloween! How did Eric end up playing Macho Man Randy Savage...uh, I mean, Randy Man Macho Savage in Hubie Halloween? What was it like filming the movie and did Eric meet any of the celebrities involved? And what does he think of the movie now that it's streaming on Netfli…
 
Emily Ferguson is back to help Eric wrap up the story of Daniel LaPlante in Knock, Knock pt2! When last we talked, Danny had been arrested for hiding in the walls of a family home and terrorizing that family with a hatchet. While out on bail awaiting trial in that case, he became the prime suspect in a triple homicideand, believe it or not, his sto…
 
Join Eric and Emily Ferguson as they discuss yet another Massachusetts true crime story involving a hatchet! I don't want to give too much away, so we're just going to call this chilling tale Knock Knock...and it's a two parter! Two teenage girls swear they are getting messages from their deceased mother. Their father doesn't believe them, but the …
 
This is one of those episodes you'll either love or hate. Join Eric on a deep dive into the history of Halloween at McDonalds! Be prepared to learn A LOT....maybe too much? Learn about the first Halloween premium the company ever offered and the confusing history of their iconic pumpkin pails! Thrill to the exploits of the McNugget Buddies and join…
 
On tonight's remix episode, Eric (kinda) explains why some episodes are no longer available and talks about the first bad review he ever got which just so happened to have been based on this very episode about The Jersey Devil and The Dover Demon! Tom Cole sits in as guest cohost as he and Eric discuss these two legendary cryptids. spookyas.com fac…
 
On June 24, 1947, experienced pilot Kenneth Arnold saw something strange in the sky over Washington State. He described the UFOs in various ways, but he compared their movement to saucers skipping across water. The press dubbed them "flying saucers" and a legend was born. Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about Arnold's encounter is that numerou…
 
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