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7/26/2015 Paranormal News and Discussion -Chris Nicastro Paranormal News Correspondent
July 22, 2015 06:05 AM PDT
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Paranormal News and Discussion returns to BTE Radio as we welcome back BTE Radio's Paranormal News Correspondent Chris Nicastro. In the first hour, Eric will recap his trip to the Live Paranormal Super Para-Con in Erie PA. Shawn Donley and Marianne Donley of Paranormal Activity Network Investigation Center Database (PANICd.com) and Dark Shadow Ghost Tours are back with another episode of "The Haunted Spotlight." Then at 8:30 pm, Chris is back to bring us the latest news and stories from the world of the Paranormal, which Chris, Eric and Marie will discuss. Whether it's UFO's, Ghosts, Hauntings, Cryptid Creatures, or anything of the strange and unusual, Chris will be reporting on it this week. Paranormal News and Review is always a great time full of lively discussion and opinions. Join us this week as the Paranormal News and Discussion returns to BTE Radio.

7/19/2015 BTE Radio's Creature Features - Katy Elizabeth and Dennis Hall
July 19, 2015 07:32 AM PDT
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Creature Features is back this month with another exciting episode as Marie, Karyn and Eric welcome Champ Search members Katy Elizabeth and Dennis Hall to the program. We'll be discussing Champ, their research and Katy's latest book Water Horse of Lake Champlain II.

About Katy and Dennis

Katy Elizabeth was born in Warwick Rhode Island .Katy is a worlds leading authority on the Lake Champlain Monster. Katy has been studying the existence of Champ since a child .As one of the youngest and most recent Cryptozoologists , she made her life long dream into reality when she had her own sighting and experiences of this elusive creature on Lake Champlain . It prompted her to start her own group called “Champ Search”. The groups goal is to study, investigate , prove the existence and most importantly protect the unique animals that inhabit New York and Vermont’s beautiful Lake Champlain.

She has been featured on the History Channel's "In Search of Aliens" with Giorgio Tsoukalos, WGRZ News, WCAX News, numerous radio programs and websites from all over the world. She is author of the new book "Water Horse Of Lake Champlain II available on amazon.com.

Dennis Jay Hall was born November 4, 1956, in Middlebury, Vermont.

In the summer of 1965, at the age of nine, Dennis Hall had an experience that changed his life. His uncle Pete and aunt Shirley Bigelow were out boating in Plattsburgh Bay, Lake Champlain, when they saw something they took to be a monster swim under their boat. They came home and shared the story with Dennis. His life’s quest had been decided, he felt.

In 1973, Hall was elected President of the Vergennes Chapter of the Vermont Archeological Society. He was appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Vermont Archeological Society to a special task force to write the laws that protect the archeological sites in Vermont.Dennis Hall graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 1974. Halls research organization Champ Quest was founded in 1992.

For over 30 years, Hall has been the leading authority on Champ and has observed these animals on many occasions, that have continued to thrive in Lake Champlain.


7/12/2015 Jeff and Denise Checker Pastor Frank Queen The Demon Hunter Society
July 08, 2015 06:19 AM PDT
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This week on the show, Eric and Marie welcome Jeff and Denise Checker of the Demon Hunter Society and Pastor Frank Queen.

We'll be discussing Ghosts, Hauntings and the Demonic along with some of the cases where Jeff, Denise and Frank have investigated in cases they believe were demonic in nature. Also joining us will be Shawn and Marianne Donley of Dark Shadow Ghost Tours and Panic'D for another edition of the Haunted Spotlight.

About Jeff, Denise and the Demon Hunter Society:

The Demon Hunter Society is: Jeff Checker, Director and Team lead. Jeff's wife Denise is Associate Team Lead. We also utilize the skills of our nephew Nathan Smith, and our friend Eric Huff, who are both Christian warriors as well.

Jeff Checker has been a Christian all of his life. Jeff has studied Demonology, as well as the Bible for numerous years. He is currently working towards his Doctoral in Christian Counseling from The Institute of Christian Works.

He and his wife Denise have both been given the gift of discernment of spirits from the Holy Spirit, enabling them to recognize the presence of demons. They have also been given the authority from God the Father to dispel such evil. The Word of God indicates such gifts will be given, especially in the end times, when Satan is seeking to devour us like a lion.

The Demon Hunter Society uses both hardware and software used by secular "ghost hunting" teams (in order to be on a level plane with the secular community in regards to capturing evidence), coupled with spiritual gifts. We both can ascertain the presence of spirits, and then the team cleanses the home or persons of the residual effects. We only have the authority because of our faith in God and His Word. We alone cannot win the battle; we are mere vessels for Gods Work.
Jeff and Denise have both had real-life experiences with fallen angels masquerading as "ghosts",
and they are here to tell you "You show me a ghost, and I'll show you the devil!". (TM)

Pastor Frank Queen is a ordained pastor who has served as a church leader and pastor at several churches across the Eastern and Midwestern United States. Currently he resides in upstate Michigan where he is the Pastor of a church.

For more information on the Demon Hunter Society visit


7/05/2015 Kevin M. Sullivan Vamipire; The Richard Chase Murders
July 05, 2015 12:10 PM PDT
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Due to popular demand and our returning guest Serial Killer Month is extended one additional week as we wrap up the theme month with Kevin M. Sullivan.

Marie Samuels is back fresh from Vacation and just in time to help me welcome back Best Selling True Crime Author Kevin M. Sullivan. Kevin's appearance a few weeks back was cut short due to a power outage caused by severe weather, however he's back this week to talk about his book "Vampire; The Richard Chase Murders."

From The Bestselling Author Of THE BUNDY MURDERS Comes The Story Of ‘The Vampire of Sacramento’ VAMPIRE is the tale of a diabolical, homicidal madman running amok, mutilating and murdering the unsuspecting residents in the quiet neighborhoods of Sacramento, CA. His diabolical and unrelenting desires, not just to kill his victims but to drink their blood, unleashed a terror within the city unlike anything the residents had ever known.

About the book:
By the time Richard Trenton Chase graduated high school, everyone knew he was strange. But no one had any idea how bizarre he’d become, or what dark impulses were flowing through his troubled brain. The transformation from the outwardly strange young man to the diabolical killer he ultimately became, was gradual and would not become known until it was too late. First it was the killing of small animals and birds, and the drinking of their blood. However, when these sacrifices failed to satiate his needs, Richard Chase would seek out the highest form of life, and the city of Sacramento, California would react in horror to the hideous murders and mutilations committed by his hands. For those living in the quiet neighborhoods where the murders occurred, it was nothing less than a time of terror until the fiend was captured.

VAMPIRE: The Richard Chase Murders is an in-depth look into the life and disturbed mind of a killer, his family, and his many victims, the living as well as the dead. Within these pages you’ll discover what it was like for the police, and what a difficult job they had finding a killer they knew wouldn’t stop until he was apprehended. It was a race against time, in a series of murders that would stun even the most hardened investigators. It is the story of a city under siege, held captive by the man whose appetite for blood could not be satiated.

From the book:
“On August 3, Richard Chase was sitting in the hot sun along a rocky area of Pyramid Lake, Nevada, some two hundred miles from Sacramento. He was completely naked and was covered in blood. He wasn’t in a hurry, just sitting there. Approximately one-half to three-quarters of a mile away (and across the lake) sat his Ford Ranchero. Inside the vehicle were two rifles, a .22 caliber and a Marlin .30-30 lever-action. Both weapons had blood on them, as did most of the inside of the vehicle. There was a white bucket, too, which contained blood and a liver.”

From the Kevin M. Sullivan
Writing the story of Richard Chase was both fascinating and appalling. Fascinating, because once the horrific murders began, it was literally a race against time for the police as they worked tirelessly to stop the slaughter, and appalling, due to the fiendish nature of the crimes being committed by this strange, and for a time, very elusive killer. Visiting the sites of these murders, and following closely the trail of Richard Chase in the spring of 2012 while conducting research for the book, gave me at least a “feel” for what it must have been like during that hellish period in Sacramento’s history.

For more info on Kevin or how to order his books visit

6/28/2015 Gary L. Stewart and the Most Dangerous Animal of them all
June 29, 2015 07:09 PM PDT
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In this week's episode, Karyn Dolan sits in as guest Co-Host for the vacationing Marie Samuels. Karyn and I welcome Shawn and Marianne Donley of Dark Shadow Ghost Tours and Panic'D for this weeks "Haunted Spotlight" and then at 8:30 we continue with Serial Killer Month and welcome NY Times Best Selling Author Gary L. Stewart to share his story and book The Most Dangerous Animal of All; Searching for my father and finding the Zodiac Killer.

Serial Killer month concludes this week as we welcome Author Gary L. Stewart to discuss his book The Most Dangerous Animal of All; Searching for my father and finding the Zodiac Killer.

Gary L. Stewart earned his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University and is vice president of Delta Tech Service of Louisiana. Ten years ago, soon after his biological mother found him, Gary began writing a journal, chronicling every detail of his search for his father and his own identity. That journal served as the basis for The Most Dangerous Animal of All. Gary also plays guitar in his band, Abandoned, and resides in Louisiana with his wife, Kristy, and son, Zach.

Visit his website

6/21/2015 Dr. Scott Bonn and why we love Serial Killers....
June 15, 2015 05:21 AM PDT
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Serial Killer month continues as Eric and Marie welcome Dr. Scott Bonn to the program this week discussing his research of notorious serial killers and his book "Why we love Serial Killers."

Dr. Scott Bonn (“Doc Bonn”) is Professor of Criminology, media expert and analyst, public speaker and author. He is an expert on criminal behavior and the motivations of criminals. He offers insights into various types of crime, including white-collar, state crime, bullying, domestic violence, sexual assault and serial homicide. His expert commentary frequently appears in the popular news media.

Doc Bonn is the author of “Mass Deception: Moral Panic and the U.S. War on Iraq,” a critically acclaimed book on war crime and terrorism from Rutgers University Press (2010). His latest book is on the public's fascination with serial killers in which he offers insights into the minds of infamous predators and explains how and why serial killers are often transformed into ghoulish popular culture celebrities by the media. Titled "Why We Love Serial Killers" the book is published by Skyhorse Press and released in October, 2014.

Professor Bonn is not your average academic. He combines the knowledge and skills of an academic scholar with more than twenty years of senior-level corporate experience in advertising and news and entertainment media. As such, he has unique insights into the public’s attitudes and beliefs, how they are shaped, and the agenda-setting powers of political leaders and the news media.

Doc Bonn has developed a unique, integrated, and interdisciplinary theory called “critical communication” to explain how state officials and the news media actually shape public opinion on complex issues such as homicide, capital punishment, drugs, abortion and terrorism.

Doc Bonn received a doctorate in sociology (criminology) at the University of Miami, FL, and a masters degree in criminal justice administration at San Jose State University. He teaches courses in criminology, sociology of deviance, media and crime, and criminal justice. His primary research interests include white-collar crime, state crime, domestic violence, serial homicide and how the media influence society.

Prior to his academic career, Bonn held high-ranking corporate positions such as Vice President at NBC Television Network, and Executive Vice President at SonicNet, a leading music website, now a part of MTV Networks. He resides in Manhattan, New York.

To learn more about this weeks guest visit his website

6/14/2015 Kevin M. Sullivan Author of The Bundy Murders a comprehensive history
June 15, 2015 05:26 AM PDT
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Due to severe weather, and loss of power this episode was interupted early and we were not able to complete the interview with our guest, however Kevin has agreed to return at a later date to conclude our discussion on Ted Bundy and Richard Chase. Thank you for your understanding.

Serial Killer Month Continues at BTE Radio as this week we welcome Author Kevin M. Sullivan to the program to discuss two Serial Killers, Ted Bundy and Richard Chase. In the first half hour Shawn Donley and Marianne Donley of Paranormal Activity Network Investigation Center Database (PANICd.com)​ Panic'D and Dark Shadow Ghost Tours​ drop by with the latest edition of "The Haunted Spotlight." Then at 8:30 pm est. Marie and Eric welcome prolific author Kevin M. Sullivan to the show to discuss two of his books, The Bundy Murders, a comprohensive history and Vampire, The Richard Chase murders. To learn more about Kevin M. Sullivan and his collection of publications and books visit www.wildbluepress.com. Join us this week as Serial Killer week continues as we welcome Kevin M. Sullivan to BTE Radio.

6/7/2015 Serial Killer Month Kicks off with Jeff Mudgett and Bloodstains - The true story of H.H. Holmes
June 03, 2015 12:51 PM PDT
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June is another topic theme month as we look into the minds and motives of some of America's most notorious serial killers. We start off the month by welcoming back Author Jeff Mudgett, great great grandson to America's first serial killer H.H. Holmes. We'll talk to Jeff about his startling discovery of his heritage to Holmes and his book written on the life and brutal murders of H.H. Holmes.

About Jeff:

Jeff Mudgett was living a normal life as a practicing attorney when at age 40 he was thrust into the most harrowing chapter of his life.

Learning the facts about his ancestry plunged Mudgett into a full investigation about the forefather from which he unexpectedly learned he was descended, the infamous serial killer, H. H. Holmes.

His book, Bloodstains, takes readers through history, perhaps learning more than they wished to know about the terror and horror Holmes (his great-great-grandfather, Herman Webster Mudgett) reigned down upon innocent victims during the late 19th century. Using the Holmes’ diaries, as depicted in the story, Jeff Mudgett gives us a glimpse into mysteries yet unsolved.

For those who are not familiar with H. H. Holmes and his “Murder Castle” built during the construction of the World's Columbain Exposition in Chicago in 1893, Mudgett’s book, BLOODSTAINS, tells the story from a completely new angle, a personal history combined with methodical research into an ancestor no one would willingly claim. Herman Webster Mudgett was a swinder, a con man, a womanizer and, at his worst, H. H. Holmes, the most atrocious serial killer of all time.

The success of BLOODSTAINS has been a phenomena for a self-published, first time author. Turning down offers from publishers, Mudgett decided to keep control of the book and the way the story was told – his acquaintance with the subject matter couldn’t be turned over to editors and publishers to change.

BLOODSTAINS is Jeff Mudgett’s story and Jeff Mudgett’s book.


5/31/2015 Actress, Comedian, Author, Producer Brett Butler
May 26, 2015 12:35 PM PDT
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This week will be one of our most exciting episodes of BTE Radio as we welcome our most noted and recognizable guest yet!

Shawn and Marianne Donley are back this week with another edition of the "Haunted Spotlight." Brought to us by Panic'D www.panicd.com and Dark Shadow Ghost Tours www.darkshadowghosttours.com.

Then at 8:30 pm Eric and Marie are honored to welcome Comedian, Actress, N.Y. Times Best Selling Author and Producer, Brett Butler.

It's truly an honor to welcome Brett to the show this week as she shares details about her gifts and talents in the Psychic realm and we talk all things Paranormal this week.

About Brett:
She’s a comedian, an actress, a NY Times bestselling author and a producer…

She is Brett Butler – You know her. You love her. HEY, just play along…

From the Hills of Georgia to the Hills of Hollywood she’s driven mighty far just to be here. Born in Montgomery and growing up outside Atlanta’s metropolis -- Brett has lived it, she’s seen it and you can bet she’s heard it too. How else could she hit almost 30 years in the business? Being the eldest of five sisters (we counted twice just to make sure) should have given her plenty of insight into a standup routine. It took a bit more than just five sisters and being raised in the south though. The world got their first taste of the comedic southerner on The Tonight Show in 1987 – The same year a breakthrough came on television as a writer for Country Music Superstar Dolly Parton. Keeping a heavy beat on the New York stand up circuit Brett was unbeknownst on her way to prime time.

In 1992 Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner caught Brett's act and approached her about a role in an upcoming sitcom they were working on. Grace Under Fire was born and Grace Kelly met the world in 1993 premiering on ABC. Brett starred as Grace Kelly, the funny yet witty divorced mother of 3 children with ties to her abusive ex-husband. The show became a prime time hit in its first season. During this time Brett won a Peoples Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series as well as a Q Award for Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series. Brett was also nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three Q Awards (Viewers for Quality Television Awards).Grace Under Fire aired for 5 seasons.

About Me After the 112th episode in 1998 the show came to an end and shortly after, Brett retreated home.

Back in Georgia, she set up shop on a beautiful farm with fifteen animals and the stillness of serenity. Wanting to rediscover life outside of Hollywood, Brett was able to do just that on her north Georgia farm. Animals have long been a part of Brett's life -- now with the passion she's always put forth and being on a farm with plenty of room and time she was able to accommodate her desire to work with them. Dogs, cats, horses and livestock of all kinds -- there were plenty of animals to call her own. Brett's work with local humane societies and animal rescue orginizations consumed the majority of her time back on the farm. While rehabilitating animals, she also found the time to keep writing, touring her standup act and most of all acting. During this time she was cast in roles far and wide including: "Mrs. Harris" (Movie), "My Name is Earl" (TV Series), "Archer" (TV Series) and "The Young and the Restless" (TV Series).

Most recently, Brett has traded in the rolling hills of the Georgia farm for the big city lights of Hollywood California. This time she's been keeping busy filming a recurring role on Charlie Sheen's hit FX sitcom "Anger Management" and her recurring role on the CBS Soap "The Young and the Restless." Keeping her stand up comedy up to par and with more projects in the works -- who knows where you could see the Southern Belle of Comedy next.

Visit her website
and her facebook page

5/24/2015 BTE Creature Features - Lyle Blackburn
May 20, 2015 02:21 PM PDT
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Creature Features is back as we head south to Fouke Arkansas and Bishopville South Carolina and welcome Author, Musician, and Cryptozoologist Lyle Blackburn.

Eric, Marie and Karyn talk with Lyle Blackburn about his research, and books The Beast of Boggy Creek and the Lizardman of Bishopville South Carolina and look at some famous Creatures of the south!

About Lyle...

Lyle Blackburn is an author, musician, and cryptid researcher from Texas. His investigative cryptozoology books, The Beast of Boggy Creek and Lizard Man, reflect his life-long fascination with legends and sighting reports of real-life 'monsters.' During his research, Lyle has often explored the remote reaches of the southern U.S. in search of shadowy creatures said to inhabit the dense backwoods and swamplands of these areas.

Lyle is also a staff writer for the monthly horror magazine, Rue Morgue, and founder of the rock band Ghoultown.

Lyle has been heard on numerous radio programs including Coast To Coast AM, and has appeared on various television shows airing on Discovery, Animal Planet, Destination America, A&E, HGTV, and CBS.

Most recently, Lyle served as a consulting producer and special episode host for the tv show Monsters and Mysteries in America.

To learn more about Lyle visit his website www.lyleblackburn.com and join us this week for another episode of BTE Radio's Creature Features.

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