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Join host Sapphire Sandalo (Ghost Town Terror, Something Scary, Paranormal Caught On Camera), a pansexual Filipino American on a mission to add more empathy and diversity to the paranormal, supernatural, and horror communities through stories and interviews from the Philippines and around the world. Each episode includes true stories that share a theme, with Sapphire's thoughtful commentary weaving them together.
To share your story, send an email to StoriesWithSapphire@gmail.com | Support this independent show on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/storieswithsapphire Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support

Stories with Sapphire Sapphire Sandalo

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 1.1K Ratings

Join host Sapphire Sandalo (Ghost Town Terror, Something Scary, Paranormal Caught On Camera), a pansexual Filipino American on a mission to add more empathy and diversity to the paranormal, supernatural, and horror communities through stories and interviews from the Philippines and around the world. Each episode includes true stories that share a theme, with Sapphire's thoughtful commentary weaving them together.
To share your story, send an email to StoriesWithSapphire@gmail.com | Support this independent show on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/storieswithsapphire Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support

    Talking Possession with an Exorcist Trainer (Adam Blai)

    Talking Possession with an Exorcist Trainer (Adam Blai)

    Welcome to the Season 6 finale! I will be going out of town for work - the next season of Stories With Sapphire will return in October.

    Do you have burning questions about demonic possession? In today’s episode, Adam Blai shares his fascinating journey from mental health specialist to exorcist trainer, discusses how demonic possession happens, what exorcisms are like, what demons are and what they do, and how one becomes an exorcist. 

    Adam's books:
    https://www.amazon.com/Excorcism-Files-Stories-Demonic-Possession/dp/1644135086/

    Thanks Magic Spoon for sponsoring this episode!
    https://www.magicspoon.com/SAPPHIRE


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    • 42 min
    The Mystery Woman on the Highway & The After-life Hotel, with Aura

    The Mystery Woman on the Highway & The After-life Hotel, with Aura

    The following episode contains a story about suicide.

    In March of this year, I received an email from a woman named Aura, a fellow Filipino American. She claimed to have had countless paranormal experiences so she wrote out the titles and asked which ones I was interested in hearing. All the titles were accompanied by a brief description, some even had picture proof! There was something about Aura’s email that immediately made me feel like she wasn’t pulling my leg, but really did have genuine stories that she eagerly wanted to share. When we finally met on Zoom, we honestly could have talked for hours. And since we’ve recorded, she has sent me even more baffling videos and stories. This will definitely not be the only time you hear of Aura on this show. She is a beautiful storyteller, and I’m excited to share 2 of her many stories that I absolutely cannot stop thinking about.

    Thanks Magic Spoon for sponsoring this episode!
    https://www.magicspoon.com/SAPPHIRE


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    • 31 min
    The Unseen All Around Us

    The Unseen All Around Us

    I feel like we put a lot of emphasis on SEEING the paranormal: You need to see it to believe it... If you can't capture it on camera, it's not real. But that severely limits our understanding to one sense. Spirit shows itself to us in so many different ways, and that's what today's episode is about. First, I read a story about a ghost who harassed a family for years. Then, I speak with Jeff Natividad, whose apartment had an angry energy. And finally, I tell the tale of a girl who could see someone that no one else could.

    Ch 1: Adam, submitted by Anonymous
    Ch 2: My Heavy Apartment, with Jeff Natividad
    Ch 3: Dave, submitted by Ray

    Follow Jeff and Filipino Fridays
    YouTube - Filipino Fridays Podcast
    Contacts@filipinofridays.com
    IG - @Filipinofridayspodcast
    IG - @Kawatrooper


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    • 33 min
    The Laman Lupa and The Entity Who Must Not Be Named, with Ian Sta. Maria

    The Laman Lupa and The Entity Who Must Not Be Named, with Ian Sta. Maria

    Ian Sta. Maria (author and Sr Concept Artist at LEGO) shares an absolutely wild story about his decades long run-in with creatures from Filipino folklore: the Laman Lupa, and an entity whose name we cannot repeat -- because it will begin following Ian again. 

    Purchase Ian's gorgeous illustrated books Salamangka and Salamangka 2
    https://www.arkipelagobooks.com/products/salamangka

    Thank you Magic Spoon for sponsoring this episode!
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    • 29 min
    Knowing the Unknowable

    Knowing the Unknowable

    Knowing what happens before it happens is impossible. But then why does it happen so frequently? I receive so many emails from people who have their own wild moments of knowing something they couldn't have known. I want to share them with you today so that you can see just how common this phenomenon is and the various ways it can happen, so maybe you won't write off that next coincidence right away.

    First, I tell the tale of a girl who had a disturbing dream. Then, I narrate the peculiar experience of a woman who sensed something happened to her husband. Next, I share the story of a girl who predicted something completely by accident. Then, I read the unsettling experience of a boy and his sister who narrowly escaped death thanks to his sister’s intuition. And finally, I tell the tale of a woman who saw her deceased friend multiple times before her funeral.

    Ch 1: I predicted a murder, submitted by Angelica

    Ch 2: My grandma knew something was wrong, submitted by Anonymous

    Ch 3: I accidentally prepared for my dad's death, submitted by Sheyn

    Ch 4: My sister saved us, submitted by Ralph

    Ch 5: The dreams I had before her funeral, submitted by Rainee

    Thank you Magic Spoon for sponsoring this episode!
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    • 32 min
    Stories For Change: The Horrors of the Marcos Regime

    Stories For Change: The Horrors of the Marcos Regime

    On May 25, 2022, BongBong Marcos was elected President of the Philippines. He is the son of Ferdinand Marcos Sr, who ran a brutal 20 year dictatorship. So in this bonus episode, Motzie Dapul (Hi Nay Podcast) briefly goes over the terrors of martial law and the notorious legacy of the Marcoses, and fellow podcaster Philippine Campfire Stories shares the tragic true story behind the Manila Film Center.
    Stories For Change is an offshoot of Stories With Sapphire where I share stories that pertain to important current events that may not give you the fun spooky chills you’re used to, but are nonetheless still horrifying.
    Listen to the Hi Nay Podcast
    https://hinaypod.podbean.com/
    Listen to Philippine Campfire Stories
    https://open.spotify.com/show/44jVfIuTiLa8njoCQaJHLa?si=3228d789d22a46c9


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

KaiKeiks808 ,

Beyond Paranormal

If you’re BIPOC and looking for a breath of fresh air—this podcast is it! Tales that weave the biopsychosocial and, of-course, spiritual stay with me even more deeply than any other. Viewing the paranormal through multiple lens’ are what this field needs so desperately! MAHALO PIHA!

Veeeeeeeeeed ,

background music too loud

love the stories but sometimes it’s hard to focus on listening to the story because the background music sound is too loud

grey husky ,

ATTENTION!!

I love this podcast, but I would appreciate it if you would post more and more consistently. I also have a request on content. I’m a Taurus and I’ve been learning about zodiac signs, and was wondering if it in any way connected to the paranormal.

P.s if anyone can reach out to sapphire about this and talk to her on instagram, and tell her my question and username? I don’t know if she can see this. Thanks!

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