Lots of great feedback from Saturday night's Coast to Coast AM show that I appeared on along with Ross Allison. The C2C website has posted a brief rundown on some of the highlights of the show:
"In the second half of the program, researchers David Weatherly and Ross Allison talked about their new exploration into the world of haunted toys--unnerving games that skirt the edges of darkness, antiques with spirits that have never let them go, locations where ghosts still play with toys and, or course, creepy dolls that are a bit too lifelike. Some items can become possessed or have spirits attached to them which try to communicate with or create trouble for the owner, Weatherly explained. There are many dolls similar to Annabelle and Robert, he added. According to Allison, a child with a strong attachment to a toy may not know how to let go of the toy in death. The toy may hold residual energy from the experience of the child who played with it and part of the child's consciousness could be attached to it, Weatherly added. He reported on the history of the Devil Baby Doll and how even modern versions of these dolls haunt their owners. Allison spoke about a game which involves playing Hide and Go Seek Alone with a possessed doll. The two men also covered disturbing games, including Charlie Charlie and the Bath Game. "We're talking about games that are essentially designed to summon something," Weatherly warned, pointing out how these games may open portals that remain accessible by spirits. Allison detailed the Bath Game in which a child enters the tub in a darkened bathroom, washes his hair, and chants to summon the ghost of a woman who died while bathing. "Some claim that you'll actually feel her wet hair coming up on your back or you might feel her breathing on you," he said. Perhaps the creepiest thing about the game is it starts the next day after the bath ritual. The spirit follows the child around the next day but should not be allowed to catch him, Allison revealed."
On Saturday night, I made another return to Coast to Coast AM, this time to discuss my new book, Haunted Toys. My co-author, Ross Allison joined me as we spent the last two hours of the show discussing creepy dolls, disturbing games and more with host Dave Schrader.
Dave is always a great host and obviously enjoys delving into the weird. If you missed the live show, you can still catch it through membership at the C2C website.
Retired basketball star Shaquille O'Neal has announced his new reality television series, Shaq: UFO Hunter, debuting this fall.
O'Neil says he is very excited about the new twist in his career path, but that it's actually what he's wanted to do his entire life:
"I've wanted to chase UFO's my whole life. In fact, that's why I became a basketball player. All those years of looking up for the basket was good practice for sky watching. Getting the ball past opposing players was, in my mind, practice in getting past those nasty little alien greys. I'm well versed in all the information that's already out there about UFOs and spacemen. In fact, I have every episode of the X-Files on DVD. Most of them I've watched more than once."
Asked about the rumor that Michael Jordan, another retired Basketball star, would be joining him on the show, Shaq responded:
"Nah, nah, Micheal's cool and we talked about the possibility of doubling teaming against the greys, but man, he gets all crazy talking about Bigfoot and stuff. I don't buy the whole Bigfoot thing at all. I think all those tracks people find are from Basketball stars out hiking. I'm just going to do this show solo with a small crew of about 30 production people, so it could get scary out there.
Shaq: UFO Hunter premieres a year from now on April 1, 2018.