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3/1/2015 Darkness Radio's Tim Dennis and the new BTE Radio Co-Host
March 01, 2015 10:08 AM PST
We kick of a brand new moth with some new things coming to BTE Radio. First, we announce the winner of the BTE Radio Search for a new Co-Host Contest Marie Samuels. Marie will take the Co-Host seat permanently as the fun begins this Sunday night.
Eric and the new BTE Radio Co-Host are happy to welcome our good friend Tim Dennis to the program as we talk with Tim about his interest in the Paranormal, Electronic Voice Phenomenon and maybe even throw in a little "pro wrassling" discussion. It's sure to be a great time with Darkness Radio's own Tim Dennis this Sunday night 8 to 10 pm Est.
Tim is a life time resident of Minnesota, he grew up in Blaine and attended Winona State University where he studied Mass Communication and Radio Broadcasting. He later graduated from Brown College in 1993. Tim has continued working in radio behind the scenes.
Tim's interest in the paranormal also stems from his youth with dream visitations from deceased relatives. Although the more skeptical of the two, Tim remains open minded and willing to explore the many possibilities of the paranormal. His grounded nature helps keep Dave in check. Tune in weekly to share in their experiences in The Darkness on The Edge Of Town.2/22/2015 Ladies of Bigfoot: Kathy Strain; Monica Rawlins, Melissa Hovey-Larsen and Sharon Lee
February 22, 2015 08:47 AM PST
Cryptid month comes to a close as Fred Kracke is our last contestant in the BTE Radio Search For A New Co-Host Contest.
Kathy Strain is the Heritage Resource and Tribal Relations Programs Manager for the Stanislaus National Forest in Sonora, California. She has a M.A. in Anthropology and is conducts research on native cultures and their traditional bigfoot beliefs. Her book, Giants, Cannibals & Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture covers this subject in depth, including 154 stories from 57 tribes from throughout North America. Kathy is also the on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers www.bigfootresearch.com
Monica Rawlins is a stellar figure in the world of sasquatch/bigfoot studies and investigations. A cofounder of the Texas Bigfoot Research Center and vice chair of the Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers, Monica enjoys great popularity as co-host of the acclaimed CryptoCast web-based broadcast. Among Monica’s other major achievements is her role as the co-organizer of the Original Texas Bigfoot Conference which brings together hundreds of investigators and researchers from across North America and globally. The conference has previously shattered attendance records for events of this nature. Monica is an experienced outdoors woman with an extensive background in Bigfoot research and the paranormal. Her experience has included training new investigators in the areas of field work, safe outdoor practices and evidence collection. She's been a field researcher for over 11 years and has traveled across the U.S. to conduct her research in the field of Bigfoot. Her television work includes featuring in the MonsterQuest episode on the History Channel where she was a member of a historic all-woman bigfoot investigations team, a first in the field of Bigfoot and in television history. As well, Monica was featured in Weird Travels on the Travel Channel. Her other media experience consists of co-hosting popular pod casts “Beyond the Edge Radio”, “The Grey Area”, “The Bigfoot Field Reporter” and most recently the videocast, “The CryptoCast”, where her quick wit and no-nonsense attitude toward research and evidence has garnered her a solid fan base. While her main research recently has been dedicated to the search for Bigfoot, Monica has also kept an active interest in all things cryptozoologial and paranormal. Her points of interest and knowledge, outside of Sasquatch, are Native American legends with a focus on Skinwalkers and Windego. When time permits, Monica also researches and investigates ghosts and hauntings in the North Texas Area. In addition to Monica’s paranormal investigations in Texas, she also has extensive knowledge on hauntings and legends of the British Isles. TV appearances: Travel Channel 2005 Weird Travels, episode “Bigfoot” MonsterQuest 2006 Episode “Bigfoot”, all female expedition to Skookum Meadow in Washington State: Weird Travels:
Melissa Hovey-Larsen, began her research into the Bigfoot Phenomenon while living in Dallas, Texas in 2005. Since then she has conducted or organized field expeditions in the great states of; Texas, Washington, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Louisiana. Melissa then moved to Ohio in 2008 and married fellow ABS Board member, Wayne Larsen, in October of 2014 where they continue to conduct research in the large expanses of Ohio's State Parks and private property.
Melissa is a tough, no-nonsense, researcher who applies her educational background, and work experience in criminal investigations, to the research.
Melissa is the current president of the "American Bigfoot Society", (ABS). Melissa owns the blog, "The Search for Bigfoot," (txsasquatch.blogspot.com). Where she discusses the research and her own personal opinions of, "evidence," being released publicly and the larger issues affecting the research community as a whole.
Since 2007, Melissa, has co-hosted many Internet radio shows starting with: "Let's Talk Bigfoot," on Talkshoe. She then joined Sean Forker and, "The Sasquatch Experience," in February 2008. In June of 2008 she began co-hosting a new program on Talkshoe, with friend and Field Researcher Monica Rawlins, titled, "The Grey Area," which moved to BlogTalk Radio.
Melissa was also featured in the all-female expedition episode of the History Channels "Monster Quest" titled "Bigfoot". She also appears in Nat Geo channels, "Paranatural 2: Sasquatch Planet." Melissa has also appeared as a guest on many internet radio programs and nationally syndicated radio talk shows in reference to this mystery.
Melissa was also a speaker at the 2012 and 2013, "Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo," in Chautauqua Lake, New York.
Starting in 2006, Melissa has endeavored to discover the answer to the question, "why do artifacts happen in casting?" She has also been an outspoken advocate for women in the field of research and, the need for more women, to become actively involved in this mystery.
Join us as we welcome Kathy, Monica, Melissa and Sharon Lee this week.2/15/2015 Author Explorer Cryptozoologist Adam Davies
February 14, 2015 09:29 AM PST
Jason Schmidt is our next contestant in the search for a new Co-Host here at BTE Radio. This Sunday Jason and I welcome Author, Explorer and Cryptozoologist Adam Davies to the show as Cryptid Month continues.
Whether you call him an Explorer, Adventurer or Cryptozoologist, there is no one alive today who has done more active fieldwork to prove the existence of yet-to be discovered animals in remote and sometimes dangerous parts of the world. From the dense jungles of the Congo and Sumatra, to the Deserts of Mongolia, and the Mountains of Nepal, Adam has traveled the world in search of scientific evidence of the existence of these creatures. Adam has actually brought back real scientific evidence of the creatures he has tracked, a feat unmatched by anyone ever in this field so far.
Adam is a frequent contributor to documentary television programming, including such shows such as the History Channel's "MonsterQuest", National Geographic Channel's `Is it Real?` series, Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" and was just last month featured on the Science Channel's, `Unexplained Files` series. He has just released his latest book “Manbeast: A Personal Investigation” which is available on Amazon.com.
Website: http://www.adamdaviesexplorer.com/2-08-2015 Finding Bigfoot's Cliff Barackman
February 08, 2015 09:34 AM PST
Our next contestant in the search for a new Co-Host Contest is my nephew Joshua Brinker. Josh joins me in welcoming our good friend Cliff Barackman back to BTE Radio for another rousing discussion on our favorite Cryptid, Bigfoot. We'll be talking with Cliff about his 25 year career as a Sasquatch researcher, the show Finding Bigfoot and we'll find out from Cliff what he's been up to. This Sunday night Cliff Barackman returns to BTE Radio.
While Cliff was navigating his life, his growing interest in the bigfoot phenomena drove him to travel to other parts of the country to look into the mystery. By extensively travelling the West Coast, he found himself unsatisfied with living in Southern California and wanting to live closer to bigfoot habitat. After living in various parts of California and Washington State, he eventually settled in Portland, OR where he lives today.
Cliff has been a dedicated sasquatch field researcher for the past two decades. Known throughout the Sasquatch scientific community for his extended expeditions, he has been known to spend over 200 days a year in the field. Over the years he has managed to gather data supporting the hypothesis that sasquatches are an undiscovered species of great ape that walks bipedally and lives in North America. Though finding and documenting data is a goal of Cliff’s research, it is not the primary goal. The process of bigfooting is fun!
Cliff has appeared in various media outlets over the years in regards to his bigfoot experience. He has written extensively on the subject with his work being featured not only on his own blog, but on other websites as well. He has also been featured in student reports, newspaper articles, video documentaries, and more.
In 2007, Cliff was contacted to be on the History Channel’s “Monsterquest.” The episode, entitled “Legend of the Hairy Beast,” featured Cliff and fellow bigfoot researcher, James “Bobo” Fay investigating bigfoot sighting reports on the Klamath River in Northern California. Being the first whites to ever be invited to do bigfoot research on the Yurok Indian Reservation, Cliff and Bobo interviewed Native American elders about their experiences with sasquatches. They hired Indian river guides, and made base camp in a cabin with no access other than by river. They also utilized advanced night vision technology to try to film sasquatches at night from a river jet boat.
Being well-respected in the bigfoot community and beyond, Cliff is often called upon for comments about bigfoot evidence and research. He was the featured expert in news items broadcast to the Portland, OR and Seattle, WA media markets in regards to the infamous Georgia Bigfoot Hoax of 2008 where he clearly stated that it was a falsification. He has appeared on many internet radio shows, and was also a featured guest on “Coast to Coast with George Noory.”
In Spring, 2010, Cliff was asked to accompany Bob Saget on a bigfoot expedition in Northern Washington State. Bob was filming an episode of his A&E series, Strange Days with Bob Saget, where he would partake in an eccentric subculture’s way of life for a weekend. Bob and Cliff were filmed discussing the various types of recorded sasquatch vocalizations on record, and Bob walked away very impressed with the evidence. As a parting gift, Cliff gave Bob a copy of the 1982 Grays Harbor, WA footprint cast.
Cliff is currently being featured in Animal Planet’s new series, Finding Bigfoot. Once again teaming up with colleagues James “Bobo” Fay, Matt Moneymaker, and Ranae Holland, Cliff is traveling the country investigating bigfoot evidence. His expert opinion, level-headed approach, and analytical mind is essential to the team. When numbers need to be extracted for the sake of data analysis, or when a footprint needs to be permanently recorded, he is there to offer his unique skills. Cliff augments the credibility of Finding Bigfoot with his passion for data collection, and his ability to explain complex ideas in simple fashions.
Cliff holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Long Beach. Cliff was a jazz guitar student of Bay Area guitarist, Dave Schroeder, and later went on to take lessons from jazz great, Ron Eschete, and specialized in the seven-stringed jazz guitar. Having graduated both the university and from Mr. Eschete, Cliff now does casual gigs in and around Portland, OR where he lives. He commonly plays in small groups, but most notably the jazz guitar duet, Mo’ Strings Attached with Andrew Wright, a skilled luthier living in Beaverton, OR. Cliff occasionally updates his musical website, though the demands of bigfooting often prohibit him from giving his musical projects their deserved attention.
Tune in live this Sunday night as we welcome the Squatchiest guy we know, Cliff Barackman back to BTE Radio.2/1/2015 Seth Breedlove, Allen Margargle and Jesse Morgan - The Minirva Monster
February 01, 2015 11:28 AM PST
In this episode aired live on Sunday night February 1 we kick of Cryptid month here at BTE Radio. Our next contestant for the co-host contest is Walt Wadsworth. Walt and Eric welcome Documentary Film Director Seth Breedlove and Producers Jesse Morgan and Allen Magargel of Fathom Frontiers as we will be talking about the new film project called Small Town Monsters and discuss the first installment the Minerva Monster.
In August of 1978 a small town in eastern Ohio was thrust into the spotlight when a local family sighted a “monster” in the woods behind their home. Over subsequent evenings they were repeatedly visited by the creature culminating in a late-night encounter that ended in local police being called in. The story blasted onto the front pages of newspapers across the state and into the consciousness of a nation. For weeks police, news crews, and scores of hunters descended on the town of Minerva with one common goal; to find the beast.
The documentary film is directed by Seth Breedlove, and produced by Jesse Morgan and Alan Megargle. Minerva Monster is the first in a series of documentaries called Small Town Monsters. Setting aside all the drama, and preamble of previous “monster” documentaries, Minerva Monster will tell the story through witness interviews; the real story, in the words of those who lived it.
A Facebook page has already launched (facebook.com/minervamonster) with more social media outlets to follow. A trailer is scheduled to drop around the end of January.
About our guests:
Seth Breedlove is a freelance investigative journalist and podcast host. He has contributed content to numerous websites on a variety of topics. He served as a columnist for the Massillon Independent, helming a weekly column titled "Slice of Life" that ran on the front page of the paper. In addition to his column he has covered news stories and daily assingnments for the Medina Gazette.
He co-hosts a pop culture podcast called Ancillary Characters with his friends Allen and Paul. A new media enthusiast, Seth began podcasting in the mid-00's and continues to test the boundaries of the medium each week.
In 2014 he started SasWhat: a Podcast About Bigfoot with co-host Mark Matzke where each week they discuss the subject as a whole and interview various personalities from the field.
Seth has also researched and examined historical Bigfoot reports from across the country, compiling an extensive database of newspaper articles dating back to the early 1800's. He maintained a bi-weekly column for the Ohio Bigfoot Conference which examined possible Bigfoot historical newspaper reports from around the state of Ohio.
In 2013 Seth began researching the Minerva Monster case. After compiling an expansive library of information relating to the case he pitched the idea of making a film based on the flap to Alan Megargle and Jesse Morgan. Together they've spent the last year working on the film.
Jesse Morgan began taking researching Bigfoot seriously in the summer of 2009. Growing up with a family that primitive camped nearly every summer has given Jesse a lifetime of experience in the field. This comfort level allows Jesse to see and hear things others may miss while in the field.
Jesse has a diverse background that includes strategic planning, marketing and military. Jesse’s background gives him a critical eye and the drive to get the answers needed to solve this mystery. Jesse would like nothing more than to bring conclusive evidence to the world that proves the existence of Bigfoot.
Despite having a successful career as an engineer, Alan’s true passion is a calling to research the unknown. Since childhood he has always found time to get in the field, whether lying on his parents roof watching the heavens or digging his heels into another muddy uphill hike, Alan finds excitement in knowing he could share one of the greatest scientific discoveries with the world.
January 20, 2015 03:10 PM PST
This episode promises to scare the hell out of you as BTE Radio welcomes Author Bob Cranmer to talk about his families terrifying experiences living with “The Demon of Brownsville Road.”
Eric Altman is joined with week by our next contestant in the BTE Radio Co-Host contest Marie Samuels. Eric and Marie welcome Former Allegheny County Commissioner, Politician and Author Bob Cranmer.
Bob Cranmer has been involved with government since 1990 as an elected official or as a government relations specialist. He represents a spectrum of different of clients, which include governmental entities such as:
Allegheny County Housing Authority, and the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny and Fayette Counties, Non-profits such as: Family Links, the Pittsburgh Opera, Ohio Valley General Hospital, and the River City Brass Band.
Corporations which have included: Ammann & Whitney Engineering, L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Mistick Construction, and Bombardier Transportation.
Bob’s area of expertise and “bi-partisan” relationship management includes local city and county governments, as well as the entire state government in Harrisburg.
Bob is a native of Pittsburgh, growing up in the borough of Brentwood where he still resides with his wife Lesa. He graduated from Brentwood High School in 1974 and Duquesne University in 1978, upon which he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army. Bob went on to serve nine years in the active army, several of which as a Company Commander in the 101st Airborne Division. He also served in the United States Army Reserve with the rank of Major during the Persian Gulf War commanding a Military Intelligence unit. Bob’s employment has included positions with AT&T Bell Laboratories, AT&T Corporate Marketing, and Communications Technologies Group, LTD. Kimball & Associates, and most recently the Harrisburg lobbying firm of Pugliese Associates, managing the Pittsburgh office.
In politics, Bob was elected to Brentwood Council in 1991 where he initiated an economic development corporation, which generated over 30 million dollars of new development. It now serves several municipalities and is a model for other communities. In 1995 he was elected Allegheny County Commissioner where he served as chairman of the board. As a Commissioner Bob ushered in sweeping changes to county government, reducing county taxes in excess of 50 million dollars per year, reducing county personnel by 18%, reorganizing county government from forty-one departments to six, creating the position of County Manager, a county 911 system, and forming a city/county economic development organization which generated several billion dollars worth of new projects and related economic development.
He led the effort to establish home rule in Allegheny County, which created the position of County Executive and County Council. His other notable accomplishments include the construction of PNC Park, Heinz Field, and the new David L. Lawrence Convention Center. He was also a driving force behind the creation of the Allegheny County Airport Authority to manage the Pittsburgh International Airport.
In 1988 Bob bought what he thought would be his dream home in the Pittsburgh suburb where he was raised. In his book the Demon of Brownsville Rd, Bob recounts the harrowing details of the evil presence that tormented his family and the epic spiritual war he fought to save everything he held dear. Strange activity began just a few short weeks after the family moved in. Cranmer said the strange but seemingly harmless activity continued for a number of years before turning dark and violent.
At the advice of his mother and to allay his own creepy feelings about the house, Cranmer had a Roman Catholic priest perform a ritual blessing on the place. During the blessing his oldest son stood in the doorway in the form of an "X" and blocked the priest from entering his bedroom, he revealed.
The entity's activity slowly became more sinister and interactive. Cranmer remembered being harassed on a daily basis with physical attacks. Eventually the activity was more than the family could take and the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese became involved which resulted in almost daily mass being held in the home along with multiple exorcisms. Join us this Sunday night as we talk with Bob about his terrifying encounters while living in a dream home that turned into a nightmare as we talk about his book, Demon of Brownsville Road.
Join Eric and Marie for this episode as we welcome Bob Cranmer to the show and talk about the Demon of Brownsville Road. Tune in live 8:00 to 10:00 pm Est. at www.para-x.com/live.htm; www.planetparanormal.com or http://tunein.com/radio/Para-X-Radio-s84861/1/18/2015 LA Marzulli and the Nephalim
January 18, 2015 12:06 PM PST
This week on BTE Radio we welcome Mark Johnson from Unknown Origins Radio to assist with Co-Hosting duties. Our very special guest is Author, Lecturer and Researcher L.A. Marzulli. L.A. has a brand new book On The Trail of the Nephilim and is back with this week to talk about it.
L. A. Marzulli is an author, lecturer and film maker. He has penned eight books including The Nephilim Trilogy which made the CBA best sellers list. He received an honorary doctorate for the series from his mentor Dr. I. D. E. Thomas, who was the Provost at Pacific International University. His new series On the Trail of the Nephilim is a full color, over-sized book which uncovers startling evidence that there has been a massive cover up of what he believes are the remains of the Nephilim, the giants mentioned in the Bible! He is now working on Volume II, in the series which promises to have even more incredible and revealing photographs and interviews! L. A. is On the Trail!
L. A. Marzulli teamed up with film producer Richard Shaw to create The Watchers series. There are now SEVEN installments in the series and Watchers 7: UFO Physical Evidence, recently won UFO Best Film and the Peoples Choice Awards, at the UFO Congress in 2014! Marzulli and Shaw took their second trip to Peru in January of 2014, filming ancient artifacts and megalithic structures at various locations, which will be revealed in Watchers 8! Marzulli is a frank supernaturalist who has lectured on the subjects of UFOs, The Nephilim, and ancient prophetic texts, presenting his exhaustive research at conferences and churches, as well as appearances and interviews on numerous national and international radio and television programs.
Visit L.A.'s website
January 11, 2015 06:08 AM PST
BTE Radio is back this week as we welcome contestant number two in our co-host contest Johnny Walker. Eric and Johnny are pleased to welcome back Author, Researcher and Lecturer Chad Lewis to the show.
Chad will be talking with us about his latest book "Pepie; The Lake Monster of the Mississippi." Plus we'll talk about Chad's research and findings over his 20 year career researching the Paranormal in the Mid-West.
About Chad, Chad Lewis is a researcher, author, and lecturer on topics of the strange and unusual. His background is in Psychology as he did both his Bachelor and Master degree work in the field but for the last 20 years Chad has traveled the globe in search of unique and bizarre stories and history.
January 05, 2015 08:10 AM PST
BTE Radio officially returns to the airways this Sunday night, January 4th with returning guests Steven LaChance and Jason Gowin for our Haunted Survivors Roundtable Discussion. We are awaiting word from a third mystery guest and will announce who it is as soon as we have confirmation.
Aldo Poe, our first contestant in the BTE Radio Search for a new Co-Host contest will be joining us this week on the program as we welcome Steven, Jason and a possible third mystery guest.
Steven LaChance is a Haunted Survivor along with his family who lived for a short period in a Haunted Home in Union Missouri. He has since moved out and used his experience to educate himself about what he experienced and to help and empower others dealing with the same circumstances. Steven has since gone on to host several talk radio programs, author multiple books on his experiences, lecture, research and appear on several movies and television programs discussing his journey and how he survived a haunting many years ago.
Jason Gowin has been a life long paranormal enthusiast and researcher. He has had several terrifying experiences and encounters while investigating the paranormal. A former member of Ghost Hunters Inc. and star of the television show Extreme Paranormal, Jason lectures and has appeared on multiple television and radio programs using his knowledge and experience to help others going through similar terrifying experiences.
Tim Yancey is our third guest joining us. Tim grew up in a home haunted by a mischievous entity known as the "Boogerman." He has learned how to deal with this past and has gone on to help many people who are dealing with similar situations. Tim is the host of Encounters Paranormal Radio Series since it's inception in 1992. Tim has appeared on multiple television shows, in films, documentaries, radio programs including BTE Radio.
Join Eric and Aldo as they welcome Steven and Jason back to BTE Radio as they share their tragedies and triumphs of being a Haunted Survivor. That's this Sunday night January 4, from 8 to 10 pm Eastern time.
December 30, 2014 05:25 AM PST
BTE Radio officially returns January 4, 2015 with very special guests. This episode features BTE Radio Host Eric Altman discussing what's in store for 2015, including guests and events. Eric discusses the new show BTE Radio's Creature Features, and what to expect for the upcoming year. Later in the show we hear from our good friends John Xaffis, Christopher DiCesare, John Ventre, Gabrielle Cole and many others who called into the show. Plus Eric talks about a few of the cases investigated with UFO and Cryptozoologist Stan Gordon in 2014.
Beyond The Edge Radio is a two hour alternative talk radio show hosted by Eric Altman and Marie Samuels LIVE on Sunday nights at 8:00 to 10:00 PM ET on our new home at Para-X Radio @ www.para-x.com. You can also hear us on Intrepid Paradigm Radio, Planet Paranormal and Tune In Radio. We interview fascinating guests on a variety of topics including the paranormal, strange and supernatural, mysterious and the Macabre. Anything unusual, and you'll find it right here! To tune in live visit www.para-x.com or go to our official website at www.beyondtheedgeradio.com and click on listen live. "Lock your doors, and open your minds!" Alternative Talk Radio with an attitude!
Beyond The Edge Radio is hosted by Eric Altman and Marie Samuels. BTE Radio is a 2 hour Alternative talk radio program interviewing the biggest names and experts in their fields covering a variety of topics From UFO's, Ghosts and Hauntings, Cryptozoology, conspiracies, to the strange and unusual, mysterious to the Macbre. You will find it all right here. We are the best in Alternative Talk Radio with an attitude. We are now live on our new home at Para-X Radio. To hear us live go to www.beyondtheedgeradio.com or www.para-x.com. and tune in Sunday nights 8:00 pm est for two hours of the best Alternative Talk radio on the planet. "If you're not listening, you're just stupid!" www.beyondtheedgeradio.com
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