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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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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!

    Physical Medium Scott Milligan Wants to Melt Your Fear of the Ouija Board

    Physical Medium Scott Milligan Wants to Melt Your Fear of the Ouija Board

     
    Physical and trance medium, Scott Milligan, wants to melt your fear of the Ouija board. In a Facebook LIVE video from July of 2022, Scott persuaded viewers to come to the board at their best and treat the space as a place of peace. He also shared stories of physical phenomena from seances, including an important and moving lesson from a fabulously dressed spirit. Visit BigSeance.com/217
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    In this episode:
    Episode Teaser :00
    Intro :30
    Scott Milligan is the world's foremost tutor of physical mediumship, trance, and altered states. With 25 years of sitting in the darkness of the seance room, Scott's physical phenomena and direct voices of his spirit team and deceased loved ones are extremely powerful to witness. He and former guest of the show, Sandra Champlain of We Don’t Die Radio, have done lots of collaborating, and so between all that content and Scott’s Facebook profile, there is SO much to watch, listen to, and learn if you want it. 1:10
    Some background on where Scott’s message in this episode came from. 1:58
    Scott Milligan’s July 21, 2022 Facebook LIVE video. 3:07
    Prayer and Setting Intentions. “I personally have never asked for protection. The only reason I don’t is because I trust my friends. I trust them with my eternal life.” “If you’re asking for protection, you’re leaving a layer of your sense saying there’s something fearful.” 16:23
    “Be at your best.” 18:45
    Ghosts vs Spirit People. 19:30
    “And he said, ’Do you think it’s going to hurt you?’, and I said yes. And he picked up the board and hit me across the face with it. He said, ’That’s the only thing that’s going to hurt you, now put your finger on the glass.’” 24:50
    The “Spooky Meeting” 31:05
    “Low entity, am I?” An important lesson from Dolly the drag queen. 33:15
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 39:48
    Outro 41:55
     
    For More on Scott Milligan
    Sandra Champlain's Great Work with Scott Milligan
    Scottmilligan.co.uk
    Scott on Facebook
    Scott on Instagram
    Scott on YouTube
     


     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. 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 séance!

    • 43 min
    The Black Flame Society Podcast with Ally and Wil

    The Black Flame Society Podcast with Ally and Wil

     
    Are you as passionate about Hocus Pocus as Ally and Wil of The Black Flame Society Podcast? Join Patrick and listen in as they discuss their favorite moments, characters, meeting cast members, Hocus Pocus tattoos, the magic of getting the opportunity to interview producer and creator David Kirshner, and Halloween nostalgia! Share in the excitement for the release of Hocus Pocus 2 with the return of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Doug Jones! Plus the terrifying hauntings that Wil experienced growing up! Visit BigSeance.com/216 for more info.
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    In this episode:
    Episode Teaser :00
    Intro :44
    Bios for Ally of @HocusPocusCollector and Wil of @SpookyWil! 1:24
    The story of how Ally and Wil joined forces to produce and co-host the popular Black Flame Society Podcast! 2:31
    Halloween culture, merchandise, and trick-or-treating in the US vs. UK. 6:25
    How Hocus Pocus came into Ally and Wil’s lives! Plus being terrified of Billy Butcherson! 9:06
    The magic of nostalgia! And Patrick crushed hard on Max Dennison, played by Omri Katz. 11:14
    Ally has had the fortune of meeting most of the cast of Hocus Pocus, including Doug Jones (Billy Butcherson), Omri Katz (Max Dennison), Vinessa Shaw (Allison), Jason Marsden (Voice of Binx), Larry Bagby (Ice), Tobias Jelinek (Jay), and Kathy Najimy (Mary Sanderson). 13:39
    Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Doug Jones are coming back for Hocus Pocus 2! 14:21
    Ally’s interviews of Hocus Pocus cast members. 15:24
    What do Wil and Ally’s closest friends think about their nerdy passions? 15:37
    This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 20:35
    The magic of having the opportunity to interview producer and creator of Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2, David Kirschner! 22:51
    Ally has an “I shall always be with you” tattoo. Those moments in Hocus Pocus that tug on our heartstrings the most, plus the Come Little Children song, and the inspiration for the last scene in the film! 28:08
    This is the time in the summer that Hocus Pocus was released in theaters in 1993! 30:28
    Patrick tears up when Thackery Binx, as a cat, circles his father’s feet as he shoos him away. 31:16
    Funniest moments in Hocus Pocus! 32:14
    Jay and Ice moments and favorite lines! 34:00
    Challenging Ally and Wil with a Whose Line Is It? game! 35:20
    The fat of a hangman, the black flame candle, and the actual Book that David Kirschner created! 38:31
    Ally and Wil’s most treasured Halloween and Hocus Pocus possessions! 40:40
    The Sanderson sisters’ cottage in the original film and suspicions about what appears to be the sisters’ cottage in Hocus Pocus 2. 42:21
    Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television by Heather Greene has interesting commentary about the time period that Hocus Pocus was coming out of when it was filmed, and the themes that are present. PLUS the Salem Witch Trials. 43:18
    Wil grew up having some intense paranormal experiences! 48:51
    Ally’s spirit visitation as a child, and other friendly ghosts. 54:35
    Final thoughts and what’s coming up for Ally and Wil and the Black Flame Society Podcast! 56:27
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 59:22 
    Outro 1:01:31
    Easter egg 1:02:51
     
    For More on Ally & Will and The Black Flame Society Podcast
    TheBlackFlameSocietyPodcast.com
    Facebook: @TheBlackFlameSocietyPodcast
    Instagram: @TheBlackFlameSocietyPodcast
     
    Ally
    Facebook: @HocusPocusCollector
    Instagram: @HocusPocusCollector
    Twitter: @HoPoCollector
    TikTok: @HocusPocusCollector
     
    Wil
    SpookyWil.com
    October31st.co.uk
    Facebook: @SpookyWil
    Instagram: @SpookyWil
    TikTok: @SpookyWil

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Amy Bruni's Strange Escapes at Belvoir Winery

    Amy Bruni's Strange Escapes at Belvoir Winery

     
    Patrick recently had the amazing opportunity to be a speaker and “paranormal celebrity” for Amy Bruni’s Strange Escapes event at Belvoir Winery/Odd Fellows Home with Adam Berry, Chip Coffey, John Tenney, Aaron Sagers, and Greg Lawson! He also had several fascinating experiences leading 200 attendees in groups through 8 hours of paranormal investigations of the bunker at Belvoir over two days. Visit BigSeance.com/215 for more info.
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    In this episode:
    Episode Teaser :00
    Intro :39
    Patrick is feeling much better now! Thank you for the thoughts and prayers! 1:20
    A couple of weeks ago, Patrick had the amazing opportunity to be a speaker and “paranormal celebrity” for Amy Bruni’s recent Strange Escapes event at Belvoir Winery/Odd Fellows Home with Adam Berry, Chip Coffey, John Tenney, Aaron Sagers, and Greg Lawson! 2:27
    Patrick’s Saturday morning talk on “Being a Paranerd!” 3:58
    One of Patrick’s responsibilities was to lead 200 attendees in groups through 8 hours of paranormal investigations of the bunker at Belvoir over the two days. 8:07
    Important notes about the audio from the investigations in this episode. 9:18
    Patrick’s recent experience of being touched in the bunker, plus the story of how the spirits of children from the orphanage are said to hide out there. 10:15
    Feeling the space. 15:30
    Reaching out and communicating with the spirits. 16:20
    Getting “vibed out” and having to leave. 23:25
    Flashlight communication! 26:30
    Movement in the corner. 30:20
    Singing “Row Row Row Your Boat” with the spirits! 32:18
    The flashlight joins in the singing of a round! 35:19
    Hiding from teachers! 38:10
    The adult male authority figure or “shadow man” joins the group and the children leave. 38:56
    The energy picks up again! 42:00
    Inviting a friendly touch. 44:00
    This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 46:45
    Communication through the spirit box! 49:02
    Is Smith here? 50:40
    “My pleasure.” 52:42
    Hearing “Patrick” through the spirit box! 57:50
    Getting a good laugh from the spirit box. 1:00:50
    More “Patrick” coming through the spirit box. 1:02:53
    “Aubrey” 1:04:05
    Personal Experiences 1:05:04
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:11:59
    Outro 1:14:12
     
    For more on Amy Bruni's Strange Escapes and Belvoir Winery
    The Haunted Orphanage at Belvoir Winery - Big Seance Podcast #116 
    Amy Bruni and Adam Berry: America’s Favorite TV Ghost Hunters Talk About Kindred Spirits – The Big Seance Podcast #76
    Strange Escapes
    Belvoir Winery
     


     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. 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 séance!
     
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    True Hauntings with Anne and Renata

    True Hauntings with Anne and Renata

     
    Australia's Anne Rzechowicz and Renata Daniel, simply known as "Anne and Renata", make another return to the Big Seance! This time we discuss their recent haunted international travels, their very popular podcast, True Hauntings, and so many belly laughs! Plus Patrick gives an update on the very cool last minute opportunity he just had to speak at Amy Bruni's Strange Escape's event at Belvoir Winery! Visit BigSeance.com/214 for more info!
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    In this episode:
    Episode Teaser :00
    Intro :53
    At the last minute, Patrick was asked to be a speaker at Amy Bruni’s recent Strange Escapes event at Belvoir Winery! It was a magical event. Unfortunately, Patrick also brought an attachment home with him! 1:34
    A new bio for Anne and Renata! Anne owns Oz Paratech, Renata owns Newcastle Ghost Tours, and together they host the popular True Hauntings Podcast! 5:02
    Welcome back, Anne and Renata! Plus spiders! AHHH! 6:38
    Catching up with Anne and Renata’s experiences since we last talked! 9:02
    Playing a hilarious clip from a recent episode of Anne and Renata’s True Hauntings Podcast! 9:50
    Hearing Anne get Renata wheezing and laughing hysterically at some point in every episode is like a gift from baby Jesus. 11:56
    Anne and Renata on YouTube. 15:08 
    The Naughty Road Trip in England and Ireland. 16:30
    The very sad story of the missing children from Tuam in Ireland. 17:45
    Too soon. “I think as ghost hunters and paranormal investigators, we all have a duty of care and a duty of conscience to have a think about whether we’re doing it for the right reasons.” 26:55
    Experiencing Muff in Ireland. 28:22
    More stories from the many stops on their road trip. 31:21
    This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 34:15
    More on the collaboration and special friendship that Anne and Renata have. 37:26
    Being “famous!” The Big Seance was the first international interview that Anne and Renata had! 39:02
    The Plague and Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh, Scotland. 41:59
    Renata’s experience at Greyfriars Prison in Edinburgh, Scotland. 47:12
    Anne and Renata don’t stop! And their poor husbands have to keep each other company while they’re traveling the world. 50:32
    Congestion tax, the “age card”, hungry rats, and other travel tips from Anne and Renata! 51:35
    Is the top floor always the most haunted? 8:34
    Renata saw an otherworldly light in the middle of the night on their trip. She didn’t tell Anne until the morning. She got scolded. 58:49
    A recent experience Patrick had of being touched. 1:01:01
    Final thoughts and where you can catch Anne and Renata! 1:03:19
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:07:03
    Outro 1:09:14
    Outtake 1:10:30
     
    For more on Anne and Renata:
    Anne and Renata's previous Big Seance appearances: Episodes 122 and 163. 
    AnneandRenata.com
    Facebook: Anne and Renata: Frightfully Good
    Twitter: @anneandrenata
    Instagram: @anneandrenata
    Tiktok: @anneandrenata
    OzParaTech.com
    NewcastleGhostTours.com.au





     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. 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 séance!
     
     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Investigating Waverly Hills Sanatorium

    Investigating Waverly Hills Sanatorium

     
    Waverly Hills Sanatorium, the enormous Louisville, Kentucky facility built in 1910 to treat patients with tuberculosis, is a mecca for paranormal investigators! It is said that up to 6,000 people died there, and those deceased patients were all likely removed via the infamous, super creepy, 600-foot body chute! Patrick got the chance to join Karen Frazier, Cheryl Knight, and his friends "the Matts", for a private overnight investigation! Visit BigSeance.com/213 for more info!
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    In this episode:
    Episode Teaser :00
    Intro 1:30
    Patrick recently joined author and author and psychic medium Karen Frazier, Cheryl Knight, owner and editor of Paranormal Underground Magazine, Chad, Jason, Rachel, Teresa, Wade, Natalie, and his friends “the Matts”, for a private investigation of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium! 2:11
    A brief history of Waverly Hills Sanatorium from an article in the Louisville Courier Journal by Lucas Albach. 2:55
    The audio clips included in this episode come from videos and Facebook LIVE broadcasts from that investigation. To view the videos, join us in the Big Seance Parlor on Facebook. 6:15
    The excitement of meeting Karen Frazier and the beginning of a great investigation! 7:13
    Seeing movement and hearing voices on the second floor. 11:25
    Being led by a childlike presence to the end of the wing on the second floor. 14:40
    Ring Around the Rosie 17:15
    Double Estes Method in the large room at the end of the wing on the second floor. 23:10
    “It’s like they’re having a conversation.” It hurts! Take that! We’re up at the top. Why are you crying? Are you coming? I’m out of here! Turn around. I see my people. 29:05
    This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 39:30
    The mysterious chair at the end of the hallway, batteries drained, and a burning sensation on Karen’s back. 41:47
    More shadows, including a pair of feet, plus walking alone down the long and creepy, dark hallway. 46:31
    Up on the roof with the gargoyles! 53:57
    Fifth floor and Room 502 where it is rumored that a nurse was tragically discovered after hanging herself, or perhaps she was hung? 55:23
    Let’s do it! More Double Estes Method in the morgue. 1:03:10
    Exploring the 600-foot body chute, where thousands of corpses were said to have traveled, in order to keep patients from seeing the dead bodies. 1:22:44
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:27:45
    Outro 1:29:50
     
    For more on Karen Frazier:
    KarenFrazier.com
    Karen was previously on episodes 103 and 63 of the Big Seance
     
    For more on Cheryl Knight:
    ParanormalUnderground.net
     


     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. 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 séance!

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Pam Hupp and Countdown to Murder with Rebecca F. Pittman

    Pam Hupp and Countdown to Murder with Rebecca F. Pittman

     
    Rebecca F. Pittman is the author of Countdown to Murder: Pam Hupp. Ripped from the headlines, this case has spawned multiple podcasts, including Dateline NBC's most-popular podcast to date: The Thing About Pam, which also inspired the NBC mini-series starring Renee Zellweger. Pam Hupp is in prison for the murder of Louis Gumpenberger and is currently going to trial for the murder of Betsy Faria, where Prosecuting Attorney Mike Wood will be seeking the Death Penalty. Visit BigSeance.com/212 for more info.
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    In this episode:
    Episode Teaser :00
    Intro :58
    Rebecca F. Pittman is a bestselling author. Her History and Haunting series of non-fiction books have been spotlighted on numerous television, radio, and podcast programs. Based on the Top-10 Most-Haunted Venues in the world, the books offer a comprehensive history of the person, place, or event. It was while writing The History and Haunting of Lizzie Borden that Ms. Pittman found her second calling--that of armchair detective. She was responsible for finding new evidence in the famous 1892 murders in Fall River, Massachusetts. Rebecca created The Lizzie Borden Paranormal Card Game as a companion to the book. It's a rummy-style card game featuring crime scene photos, evidence, suspects, alibis, and a few paranormal twists. It's available on her website at rebeccafpittmanbooks.com, along with her portfolio of books. 1:40
    Book description for Countdown to Murder: Pam Hupp. 2:53
    The True Crime genre has become extremely popular. Are True Crime and the Paranormal related? 7:15
    This case is local for Patrick, and there are so many connections that he comes across. 9:21
    Rebecca’s thoughts on the NBC mini-series starring Renee Zellweger as Pam Hupp. 11:50
    What is it about this story that led to an almost comic portrayal of Pam Hupp? 14:32
    “She thought she was smarter than everybody.” 16:02
    “He got the line wrong.” Russ Faria gets acquitted and Pam gets creative. Louis Gumpenberger and the 9-1-1 call. 19:08
    More on the 9-1-1 call. And what was the carpet square about? 22:36
    “We’re coming for Pam.” 24:56
    “I owe it all to Patty.” The story of how Rebecca learned about the Pam Hupp case. 26:24
    Rebecca interviewed many of the individuals involved in the case, including the family of murder victims. Patrick asks her about the work and planning it took to chronicle this story. 27:24
    This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 30:49
    Betsy Faria’s daughters and the railroading of Russ Faria. 33:22
    Leah Askey, the prosecuting attorney for the botched first trial of Russ Faria. 36:06
    Leah Askey and the judge were friends. They have both since been let go. The judge was later found guilty of mismanagement. 39:05
    Serial killers and personality disorders. 40:48
    Pam Hupp did not have great relationships with women. 44:25
    “Someone died every time she ran out of money.” 45:07
    Pam’s ex-husband and his new wife still live in the home where Louis Gumpenberger was murdered. 46:20
    Rebecca is currently researching Pam’s earlier years in Florida, and there are rumors that there may be other victims out there. 48:01
    More on the victims and their families. 49:39
    Why are we so fascinated by serial killers and their crimes? 52:18
    Final thoughts from Rebecca F. Pittman. 54:34
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 56:48
    Outro 59:03
     
    For more on Rebecca F. Pittman
    RebeccaFPittmanBooks.com
    Facebook
     


     
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    • 1 hr

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