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Patrick Keller, of BigSéance.com, invites you to join an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts & hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics & mediums, and life after death. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

Big Seance: My Paranormal World Patrick Keller

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    • 4.7 • 289 Ratings

Patrick Keller, of BigSéance.com, invites you to join an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts & hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics & mediums, and life after death. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

    Psychic Medium Dana Stricker

    Psychic Medium Dana Stricker

     
    Psychic Medium Dana Stricker tells Patrick of the fascinating, yet strange experiences of her childhood that helped to shape her work, which began at the age of 15 when she gave tarot readings. Other topics include her "Battle Axe" of a spirit guide, a shared experience that left a handprint burned into Dana's leg, and what it really means to be a Witch! Plus, what's life like on the Other Side? Visit BigSeance.com/249 for more info.
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    In this episode:
    Intro :00
    Dana Stricker’s Bio :46
    Patrick and Dana met each other at Amy Bruni’s Strange Escapes event at Belvoir Winery in 2022. 2:26
    After leaving the dirty, creepy bunker of the orphanage where Patrick led Dana and a small group in a paranormal investigation at Belvoir, she went home with a child’s handprint burned into her thigh. For more on the investigations from the bunker at that event, check out episode 215. 5:39
    Dana is the Social Media Meme Queen! “I just have a very good sense of humor, and I think humor is very important right now in the world, and so I just keep doing it.” 10:48
    Dana is a member of the Soulstice Sisters, along with Khristina Bowen and Kathy Feketik. 13:29
    Ghostly physical contact in a jail cell at Ohio State Reformatory. 16:10 
    “I think a place, once a lot of people have gone through it, it seems like it loses something or it gains things that wouldn’t have been there initially.” 19:57
    Some of the childhood experiences that shaped Dana’s psychic abilities and mediumship, in which utilized the tarot for many years. 21:55
    The “Battle Axe” that is Dana’s spirit guide. 28:30
    “I could hear a big band playing in our living room.” Other strange paranormal experiences from Dana’s childhood. 31:25
    Help from a theatre class. 34:35
    What’s life like on the Other Side? 36:31
    “I do practice Witchcraft, but it’s my Witchcraft.” What it means to be a Witch. 42:53
    Dana’s advice for young people who may be growing up with similar abilities and experiences, which includes reading Chip Coffey’s Growing Up Psychic. Hear more about this book in Patrick’s interview with Chip in episode 85. 49:32
    Dana’s final thoughts. 53:43
    Outro 57:55
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 59:13
     
    For more on Dana Stricker
    PsychicMediumDana.com
    SoulsticeSisters.com
    Get Real with Deb and Dana
    Dana on Facebook
    Dana on Instagram
     


     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, iHeart Radio, and YouTube. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the seance!
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Your Stories of Messages from Passed Loved Ones Part 2

    Your Stories of Messages from Passed Loved Ones Part 2

     
    Have you received communication from a dead loved one? In this Part 2 episode, listeners Leslie, Kelly, Susan, Bruce, and Amy certainly have! From a physical and literal sign left on a desk to a comforting voice from the garden. Plus a spirit who communicates through an alarm system, the return of a beloved cat, and a lost and found bracelet. Visit BigSeance.com/248 for more info, and to learn how you can share your own story!
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    In this episode:
    Intro :00
    Patrick recently asked listeners to send in stories of messages from loved ones in the spirit world. The most recent episode, episode 247, was Part 1 where Patrick shared those stories. And so today is Part 2 of Stories of Messages from Passed Loved Ones. Patrick would like to thank those people who trusted him with their stories, because someone out there will be helped, or at least comforted after hearing them. :45
    Leslie’s sign from her mother 1:41
    “Soul to soul” stories from Kelly 10:04
    “I’m here.” Susan Davy’s voice from the garden. 12:40
    “The alarm system for my house would randomly go off.” 15:55
    “I was able to draw the sketches from memory.” Patrick’s account of a spirit visitation. 19:00
    More stories from Bruce 21:19
    A lost and found bracelet 27:11
    Amy Park Goeddeke’s connection with her cat, Mercedes 30:28
    “Talk to me.” 38:04
    Outro 43:05
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 44:23
     
     
    HOW TO SHARE YOUR STORY IN YOUR OWN VOICE
    Have an iPhone? Open the built-in Voice Memos app to record your story. From there, email your audio to patrick@BigSeance.com.
    Have an Android? Depending on the phone, Android users will have a built-in voice recorder that should also allow you to send your recording to patrick@BigSeance.com. 
    Record it Online! Visit SpeakPipe.com/BigSeance to leave your story. There's a 90-second limit, but you can leave multiple messages. 
    Leave a Voicemail by calling (775) 583 - 5563. 
     


     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, iHeart Radio, and YouTube. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the seance!
     

    • 46 min
    Your Stories of Messages from Passed Loved Ones Part 1

    Your Stories of Messages from Passed Loved Ones Part 1

     
    Have you received communication from a dead loved one? Listeners Ayla, Melissa, Bruce, and Sherri have! From a gentle and reassuring touch by invisible hands, to a Christmas wish, and even a missing ingredient for a recipe from the afterlife! Visit BigSeance.com/247 for more info, and to learn how you can share your own story!
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    In this episode:
    Intro :00
    Patrick recently asked listeners to send in stories of messages from loved ones in the spirit world. And many of you followed through! This episode is Part 1 of Your Stories of Messages from Passed Loved Ones. There’s still room for more stories too, and Patrick is even considering a Part 3 if there is enough response. So if you’ve been dragging your feet or trying to decide if you want to send in your story, he’d love to share it. The instructions for how to do that can be found just below the show notes. :58
    Thanks to Ayla, Melissa, Bruce, and Sherri for sharing their stories today! 2:01
    Ayla’s stories of visitations from her father. 2:38
    Melissa shares stories of two generations of loved ones returning to communicate. 33:08
    Stories from Bruce, an Evidential Medium. 35:25
    Sherri’s story of a missing ingredient for a recipe from the afterlife! 46:10
    Consider sharing your story! 48:43
    Outro 49:35
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 50:53
     
    HOW TO SHARE YOUR STORY IN YOUR OWN VOICE
    Have an iPhone? Open the built-in Voice Memos app to record your story. From there, email your audio to patrick@BigSeance.com.
    Have an Android? Depending on the phone, Android users will have a built-in voice recorder that should also allow you to send your recording to patrick@BigSeance.com. 
    Record it Online! Visit SpeakPipe.com/BigSeance to leave your story. There's a 90-second limit, but you can leave multiple messages. 
    Leave a Voicemail by calling (775) 583 - 5563. 
     


     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, iHeart Radio, and YouTube. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the seance!

    • 52 min
    Staticom Spirit Communication Technology with Tony Rathman

    Staticom Spirit Communication Technology with Tony Rathman

     
    Building on the work of Friedrich Jürgenson and Marcello Bacci, Tony Rathman, along with wife Cherie, Ron Yacovetti, and Lourdes Gonzalez, has taken EVP and Direct Radio Voice to a brand new level. They've developed the technology and an exciting new method that they call Staticom! In this episode, Tony, who is also the founder and lead investigator for Entity Voices Paranormal Investigation (or EVPI), tells Patrick how it works, and even shares several fascinating audio samples of the method in action! Visit BigSeance.com/246 for more info!
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    In this episode:
    Intro :00
    Do you have a special story of receiving communication or signs from a loved one who has crossed over? Patrick would love to hear from you! Check out episode 245 for the details, or just go to BigSeance.com/245. :48
    Follow @BigSeance on Instagram and Facebook! 1:39
    With 14 years of paranormal investigation experience, Tony Rathman is the founder and lead investigator for Entity Voices Paranormal Investigation (or EVPI), and he’s investigated hundreds of locations across the country, as well as overseas in Japan and the Philippines. He is also an EVP/ITC Specialist and along with his wife Cherie Rathman, Ron Yacovetti and Lourdes Gonzalez, they’ve developed an exciting new spirit communication technology known as Staticom. Based on the 40 years of work from Marcello Bacci, the Rathman’s continue to evolve and refine DRV (or direct radio voice) techniques for both longer, clearer and more understandable communication. They’ve since removed radio from the process, and so that’s why they’ve given this baby the new name — Staticom, which now communicates with only Broadband white noise. 2:03
    Patrick shares with Tony some of his background with EVP and how Staticom reminds him of how excited he was in those early days of discovering EVP research! 3:42
    What is Staticom? 7:08
    Taking radio out of the picture! 12:43
    Staticom is a Method and uses VST (Virtual Studio Technology). 13:57
    How does Staticom compare to the Portal, Wonder Box or Echovox? 17:30
    The Ovilus, Pizza, and Rainbows… 19:06
    Remember the old, traditional, time consuming way of holding an EVP session? Our expectations (or maybe our attention spans) have changed! 20:31
      
    Tony has always been fascinated by electronics, and built spirit boxes for years. 24:10
    Marcello Bacci’s message through Patrick’s clock radio! 25:21
    “I’ll say glad to meet ya!” — Marcello Bacci 27:11
    Water, Rain, and Wind! 27:43
    Communication Stations on the Other Side 29:13
    How do spirits communicate through Staticom? 31:33
    What’s it like on the Other Side? “It’s complicated.” 34:05
    Staticom Example: “Energy of your mind, actually.” 38:10
    Staticom Example: “Three hundred” 43:43
    Interpreting Messages 46:21
    Staticom Example: “And Tony Rathman can see.” 48:45
    Staticom Example: “Extraterrestrials” 50:57
    Final Thoughts from Tony Rathman 55:22
    Outro 57:56
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 59:15
     
    For more on Staticom and Tony Rathman
    EntityVoices.com
    YouTube
    Twitter: @EntityVoices
    Tony Rathman on Facebook
     
     


     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, iHeart Radio, and YouTube. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the seance!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Messages from Passed Loved Ones

    Messages from Passed Loved Ones

     
    Have you received messages from a dead loved one? Are you open to it? Do you encourage it? And how does it come through? Does it come through in dreams, signs, or symbols? Inspired by a beautiful conversation among a group of strangers, Patrick invites you to share your stories for an upcoming episode of the podcast. Visit BigSeance.com/245 for more info.
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    In this episode:
    Intro :00
    While working on a library reorganization project, Patrick was reminded of a presentation he gave at a local library and the conversations he had with a small group of people who stayed after to share their stories. Vita, who attended with her daughter, shared several experiences. :51
    A safe place to share stories and experiences. 3:09
    “I had a dream and it came true two weeks later.” 4:42
    “I had been praying that my mother’s sisters would come and help her get to the Other Side.” 7:30
    A purple daisy. “You have to look for a sign to know a sign is there.” 9:25
    An Open Mind. “You’ve got to open your mind. You’ve got to open up and think it can happen.” 11:39
    “I felt like my father was giving me information.” Flight 370 and premonitions from a dream. 12:55
    What signs or communication have you received from your own loved ones? Are you open to it? Do you encourage it? And how does it come through? 16:43
    An example of audio feedback sent from Keli, a listener who contributed to episode 162, our Daily Communication with Spirit episode. 17:52
    Send in your stories! 19:25
    Here’s how to get your stories to Patrick! 20:09
    Outro 22:48
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 24:05
     
    HOW TO SHARE YOUR STORY IN YOUR OWN VOICE
    Have an iPhone? Open the built-in Voice Memos app to record your story. From there, email your audio to patrick@BigSeance.com.
    Have an Android? Depending on the phone, Android users will have a built-in voice recorder that should also allow you to send your recording to patrick@BigSeance.com. 
    Record it Online! Visit SpeakPipe.com/BigSeance to leave your story. There's a 90-second limit, but you can leave multiple messages. 
    Leave a Voicemail by calling (775) 583 - 5563. 
     


     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, iHeart Radio, and YouTube. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the seance!

    • 26 min
    Mourning Society of St. Louis

    Mourning Society of St. Louis

     
    The Mourning Society of St Louis is a civilian reenacting group with an interest in mourning, death culture, Spiritualism, and the funeral customs of the mid-nineteenth century through the early twentieth century. This incredibly unique group, co-founded by Edna Dieterle and Katherine Kozemczak in 2005, plans educational events such as historically accurate funerals and wakes, and is the first of its kind. Join the conversation with Patrick, Edna, Katherine, and Sherri Morrow, a member since 2015. How do they build the atmosphere and set the scene? What can modern society learn from Victorian mourning customs? How does playing a character in mourning affect these ladies in their daily lives? Pour some tea, cover your mirror with a black drape, and hear about the inspiration, the research, and the planning behind events that even includes a live seance play based on documented moments in history! Visit BigSeance.com/244 for more info.
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    In this episode:
    Intro :00
    The Mourning Society of St Louis is a civilian reenacting group with an interest in mourning, death culture, spiritualism and the funeral customs of the mid-nineteenth century through the early twentieth century. Their main focus is public educational events. The Mourning Society has participated in events with our partners at the beautiful and historic Bellefontaine Cemetery, the Campbell House Museum, the St Louis Public Library, Jefferson Barracks Historic Site, Missouri History Museum, the General Daniel Bissell House, the Field House Museum, Lafayette Park Conservancy, and the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at the Missouri Botanical Garden. :52
    Guests for this episode are Edna Dieterle and Katherine Kozemczak, who co-founded the Mourning Society of St. Louis in 2005, along with Sherri Morrow, who joined the group in 2015. 4:15
    Katherine tells the story of how the Mourning Society came about. Her and Edna were already volunteers on the board for a historic mansion in St. Louis. But the main inspiration started with Edna's trip to a home Mississippi. 4:55
    Katherine and Edna’s growing collection of artifacts and accoutrement, including coffins! 6:03
    In 2015 their educational mourning events expanded to include funerals at the beautiful and historic Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, and wakes at the the Campbell House Museum. 7:18
    A truly unique group, and probably the first of its kind! 9:01
    More on the Victorian funeral events at Bellefontaine Cemetery, including a service in the chapel, and educating participants on the cholera epidemic in 1865. 10:00
    A striking and moving sight that includes an undertaker with a historic and period hearse. 12:21
    The research and education that goes into the planning of events. 13:50
    Sherri on why she joined the Mourning Society. “These are my people.” 14:47
    Finding (or sewing) Victorian clothing! 15:23
    Carpe Diem. Facing mortality and how playing the role of “mourner” affects these reenactors in their daily modern lives? 18:22
    When people just don’t appreciate or understand it. 23:48
    Tear Catchers and Wearing Black. Misconceptions about Victorian mourning customs. 27:14
    “A lot of times, women did not attend the funerals at all, because men were like, ‘They can’t control their emotions and they’re going to cry in front of everybody.’” — Katherine 32:03
    Black drapery, superstitions around mirrors, and marking the house to know a death has occurred. 34:03
    The custom of placing coins over the eyes of the deceased. 37:09
    Events at the Campbell House and the Magic Chef Mansion, including a wake, mourning customs, medical aspects of Victorian mourning (including live leeches!), and post mortem photography. 38:22
    The Spiritualism event at the General Daniel Bissell House, which includes spirit communication devices, and a seance play which incorporates documented accounts of seances from the period! 40:03
    Volunteering or joining t

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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289 Ratings

289 Ratings

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Great Podcast

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The Absolute Best Podcast!

I started listening to The Big Seance Back in 2018. Patrick is an absolute Pro when it comes to interviewing his guests as well as the Production Value of the show.
The subject matter covers various subjects relating to the Paranormal. Patrick’ easy going and jovial personality makes this an EZ fun listen and you will find yourself binging the past episodes one by one!
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