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4/6/2014 Sylvia Shults
April 06, 2014 01:25 PM PDT
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This week Eric, Lon and Amy welcome Sylvia Shults to the program.
Sylvia Shults has been a paranormal investigator for several years. She began her career as a ghost hunter
as a result of doing the research for her nonfiction book Ghosts of the Illinois River (Quixote Press, 2010). Her fascination with ghosts dates back to her childhood, as she is an avid reader who was raised on Grimm’s Fairy Tales. A few years ago, Shults was inspired to write a collection of people’s supernatural experiences at the Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville, Illinois. This project quickly swelled into Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital. The book incorporates the history of the asylum as well as the many ghost stories that have arisen out of the asylum’s abandonment. In an effort to separate fact from fiction, Shults thoroughly explores the true history of the hospital.

“It’s fascinating,” she says. “The Peoria State Hospital was a place of great advances in mental health care. Was there agony there? I don’t doubt it. Mental illness is an agonizing thing. So is alcoholism. So is TB.
But that’s not nearly the whole story of this remarkable institution. There was also incredible tenderness and caring. Dr. George Zeller was responsible for unprecedented reforms in the field of mental health care. I feel incredibly
fortunate to have been able to write a book that not only tells some really unnerving ghost tales, but also the true stories of Dr. Zeller and his dedicated staff.” Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital is a result of years of research. Shults spoke to dozens of people who have had paranormal experiences at the abandoned asylum. She has also done many investigations of her own. The book, and Shults’ research, was featured on an episode of Ghost Hunters (“Prescription for Fear”, which aired January 30, 2013).

Shults lives in Illinois with her husband. She works at the Fondulac District Library, mostly in order to feed her book addiction. She also serves as the Publicity Director for Dark Continents Publishing. In addition to nonfiction, she also writes romance and horror. She is the first to admit that there is a fine line between the two.

"Sylvia Shults's FRACTURED SPIRITS is a fascinating, touching, creepy, riveting read -- a sort of Central Illinois Ghost Adventures -- set in the defunct chambers of the Peoria State Hospital. Shults is a natural story-teller, and she gets at something deeper and more poignant here than mere phantoms..."
- Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling co-author of THE WALKING DEAD: THE ROAD TO WOODBURY and

Visit for an interactive experience. Listen to EVPs, watch videos, and share your own ghost stories about the Peoria State Hospital!

3/30/2014 Robert W. Sullivan IV Free Masons and the occult
March 30, 2014 04:04 PM PDT
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3/30/2014 Robert W. Sullivan IV Free Masons and the occult

The only child of antique dealers, he was born on October 30, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated high school from Friends School of Baltimore (the oldest private school in Baltimore, founded in 1784) in June 1990. He attended Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania becoming a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha (Theta Pi, member #1199) fraternity. He earned his B.A. in History in 1995. Mr. Sullivan spent his entire junior year of college (1992-1993) abroad at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, England studying European history and philosophy. While in Oxford Mr. Sullivan was a member of the Oxford Union, the Oxford University Conservative Association, and the Oxford Law Society. Upon returning to the United States in June 1993 he took a year off from Gettysburg College to serve as office director of the Washington International Studies Council located on Capitol Hill.

Prior to attending law school in the United States he spent the Michaelmas Term 1995 at Trinity College, Oxford University studying jurisprudence and international law. From 1997 to 2000 he attended Widener University School of Law, Delaware Campus, from where he received his Juris Doctorate. Admitted to the State Bar of Maryland (2000) as well as the District of Columbia (2002), Mr. Sullivan spent 2001 to 2008 working at various law firms in the Baltimore area practicing primarily in the area of insurance defense. Mr. Sullivan is a Freemason, having joined Amicable-St. John’s Lodge #25, Baltimore Maryland in 1997; he became a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in 1999, Valley of Baltimore, Orient of Maryland. The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy, and Symbolism is his first published work and is the result of twenty years of research. A lifelong Marylander, he resides in Baltimore.

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3/23/2014 Steve Jones Paranormal and Bigfoot investigator
March 23, 2014 03:46 PM PDT
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This week, Eric, Lon and Sean welcome long time Paranormal and Forest Giant Investigator Steve Jones.

Steve Jones is a Paranormal Investigator and A Bigfoot Researcher. Steve has over 30 years experience in Radio and TV. Currently he is the host of Destination: Outdoors which can be heard on Fox Sports 1350 Am Mondays at 6 PM and seen Mondays at 6:00 pm on the Armstrong Cable System. Steve has been researching Bigfoot since 1990 and saw his first creature in 1992. Steve has been researching the paranormal since 2007. In 2008, Steve joined Team Spectre on a few local ghost investigations. The most important thing Steve has learned in his years of paranormal research is that you have to be skeptical of everything you see and hear. Not every shadow in the woods or bump in the night is a Bigfoot or Ghost. Steve has seen enough over the years to believe there are earth bound spirits that co-exist with us. Some seem to be stuck here. Others seem not to know why they are dead or have no intentions of leaving because of unfinished business. One thing Steve knows for sure is you wont find the answers sitting on his couch watching TV. Steve has also worked with Robert W. Morgan investigating Bigfoot sightings and cases in Central and Southern Ohio for over 20 years.

Learn more about Steve at

3/16/2014 "The Paranormal Rockstar" Dustin Pari
March 16, 2014 07:51 PM PDT
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Eric, Lon and Sean welcome Dustin Pari this week to BTE Radio.

Dustin is a paranormal investigator & lecturer. Dustin is a former television personality and member of 'TAPS', appearing on 'Ghost Hunters', 'Ghost Hunters International' & 'Destination Truth.' He has co-authored two books with Barry Fitzgerald 'The Complete Approach-The Scientific and Metaphysical Guide to The Paranormal' and 'So My Home is Haunted...Now What?' After leaving television, Dustin founded 'The Patch Ministry', a faith-based outreach group..

Dustin writes on his website:

Just a little about me- I'm your average, every day guy who just has had very good fortune with being in the right place at the right time. But as they say- luck is what happens when hard work meets opportunity.

I am a proud father to three wonderful children and I'm very happily married to the girl of my dreams, all of which I miss greatly while traveling to film the show around the globe.

I have been interested in the paranormal since I was a child and I've been investigating since my early teens with friends at local hot spots. When I'm not hunting ghosts, I'm busy holding down three “normal” jobs.

In my free time (if there is any) I enjoy spending time with my family, working on classic cars, writing satirical social commentaries, playing Guitar Hero, eating cereal and watching cartoons.

As to why I am still pursuing this field today--well, I am a very spiritual individual and I am constantly looking for proof of the afterlife, not for myself but for others.
If nothing more than to show nonbelievers that there is something more out there to consider- and that maybe- we can all live in this life, just being a little nicer to each other.

I love the paranormal community because it is filled with people just like me.
People who are just doing the best they can with the resources and time they have available.

Lets face it, you could do anything for a day job, but once you have that life changing encounter, your heart will always lead you back to this field and to the unknown.

I thank all of you for your support of my ventures both past, present and future.

3\9\2014 Karyn Dolan
March 09, 2014 07:46 PM PDT
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Eric, Lon and Sean welcome Karyn Dolan this week to BTE Radio.

Karyn has been interested in spiritual and paranormal subjects for her whole life, but only got involved in the UFO research field in 2000. She began reading about the subject and attending conferences, listening and talking and asking questions. In June 2007 she hosted the premier episode of Through the Keyhole on the Paranormal Radio Network with an interview with Ryan Buell of the Penn State Paranormal Research Society, later featured on the hit television show, Paranormal State. In July Karyn gave her first public presentation at the 60th Roswell UFO Festival in New Mexico, site of the most famous UFO crash in history.

Since then, Karyn has spoken at several other conferences including MUFON events, the UFO Crash Retrieval Conference, the Jamestown NY Paranormal Conference, and the UFO Congress in Bordentown, NJ. Karyn has also served on the Board of Directors for the International UFO Congress in Laughlin, NV. She currently helps run Keyhole Publishing, which specializes in books about UFOs and the paranormal, work with Mothership Productions, an audio visual company, and also continues to promote conferences and events on her radio show as well as here on her site.

Karyn began hosting Through the Keyhole on the Paranormal Radio Network in 2007, the same year she first presented at Roswell. Since then she's had the privilege to meet and interview some of the most brilliant and fascinating people around, on topics ranging from the Starchild Skull to demonic possession, to modern science and the nature of the universe. There's a lot out there that we don't yet understand, and each week Karyn explores another piece of it. Join Karyn Fridays from 7-9 pm eastern time, and be sure to call in or text her in the chat room during the show!

3/2/2014 Jack "Kewaunee" Lapsiritis and the Sasquatch People
March 02, 2014 07:48 PM PST
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This week Eric, Lon and Sean welcome author and long time self claimed experiencer and contatcee Jack "Kewaunee" Lapseritis as we discuss his contact with aliens and the Sasquatch People.

Kewaunee Lapseritis, AS, BA, MS, is a Holistic Health Consultant, Master Herbalist and Master Dowser with background in anthropology, psychology, conservation, and holistic health. His academic degrees are from: Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Massachusetts; University of New Hampshire—Durham; North Adams State College, in North Adams, Massachusetts, and University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. He also attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Kewaunee taught anthropology for one year at North Adams State College and later taught dowsing and psychic development at the Wisconsin Society for Psychic Reasearch—Milwaukee. As a world authority on the Bigfoot/Sasquatch phenomenon, he has meticulously researched the subject for the last 55 years. Mr. Lapseritis is also a social scientist and both a Sasquatch and ET “contactee.”

As a world traveler, an amateur naturalist, and avid backpacker with wilderness skills, Mr. Lapseritis spent five years out of the country living in England, East Africa, and Japan, later immigrating to Australia, and has visited over 40 countries around the globe. He was in the Himalayas in 1968 investigating the Yeti, or “abominable snowman.” In 1973, he conducted an ethnographic study in conjunction with the Colombian Institute of Anthropology in Bogota, living amongst the Tukuna Indians of Upper Amazonia.

In 1979, scientist Kewaunee Lapseritis was first telepathically contacted by a Sasquatch and an ET simultaneously, which was the shock of his life! To further complicate matters, the contact changed him and he developed psychic ability overnight, which triggered a spiritual transformation. At the time, he was assistant director of an urban Indian agency, and had been working as a hypnotherapist part-time, as well as lecturing at the Medical College of Wisconsin—a background that left him ill-prepared for such a happening.
Kewaunee has been a guest on over 350 radio and television talk shows. To date, he has been featured in 23 books and is often featured in the international press, including various newspapers. Some of the publications are: Australia’sPeople and Post magazines, OMNI magazine, Magical Blend, Cryptozoology (journal), Wildfire, Fate, Argosy, UFO magazine, Health Consciousness, and many others. In 1991, he was on a panel of scientists on a two-hour Bigfoot documentary on national television. Plus, he has appeared on The Discovery Channel twice. He has lectured and presented papers throughout the United States 70 different times.

There are people all over the globe encountering Bigfoot and UFOs simultaneously while the beings share information about themselves, human history, and the future of our planet. If anyone wishes to share in confidence their telepathic conversation(s) and experiences with the Sasquatch people, please feel free to contact this author and he will answer all correspondence personally.

Visit Kewaunee's website

2/23/2014 Katy Elizabeth
February 23, 2014 08:13 PM PST
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In this episode Eric, Lon and Sean as we welcome our new Paranormal New Correspondent Amy Perry Lane from 8 to 830 tomorrow night as Amy brings us the latest in paranormal news. At 8:30 we welcome Cryptozoologist, Author and President of Champ Search Katy Elizabeth as we discuss her latest book Water Horse of Lake Champlain, and Katy's research on the infamous Champ.

Katy Elizabeth was born in Warwick Rhode Island. An avid competitor in Equestrian competition she has won numerous championships in Show Jumping on the East Coast. She is also a competitor on the Beauty Pageant circuit and has won many National titles. Katy is a leading authority on the Lake Champlain Monster and other Lake Cryptids reported around the world.

She 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 of this elusive creature on Lake Champlain. It prompted her to start her own group called "Champ Search". The group's goal is to study, investigate and prove the existence of unique animals that inhabit New York and Vermont's beautiful Lake Champlain.

Visit the Champ Search website at On the site there are youtube videos and you can order a signed copy of "Water Horse Of Lake Champlain." Written by Katy. You can also order the book on

2\16\2014 Fred Saluga
February 19, 2014 07:33 PM PST
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This week we welcome Ufologist, Cryptozoologist and Paranormal Investigator Fred Saluga.
About Fred:

A former law enforcement officer, Fred is the state director of Mutual UFO Network of West Virginia. . He also is a Western Pennsylvania section director of MUFON of Pennsylvania. Fred has estimated that he has investigated "a couple thousand" UFO reports since the 1970s. Fred is a lecturer and teaches a free college class on Ufology and Cryptids at the Eastern Gateway Community College in Maryland. Saluga began investigating unidentified flying objects in the 1970s while employed as a law enforcement officer. He has investigated UFO sightings, abduction cases and other UFO-related activities and UFO phenomena in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and West Virginia. Fred has founded and heads up the West Virginia Center for Unexplained Events and the West Virginia Mountain State Sasquatch Watch. Fred is a member of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society, Center For Unexplained Events, Center for Cryptozoological studies and many other groups.
He is presently conducting research for a book entitled "UFOs and the Law Enforcement Response to the Phenomena."

contact Saluga by e-mail at

2/9/2014 Dr. Barry Taff
February 09, 2014 07:32 PM PST
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The good Dr returns this week to BTE Radio. Eric, Lon and Sean welcome back our friend and colleague Dr. Barry Taff.

About Dr. Taff:

Dr. Barry E. Taff, who holds a doctorate in psychophysiology with a minor in biomedical engineering, is a world-renowned parapsychologist who worked out of UCLA’s former Parapsychology Laboratory from 1969 through 1978 as a research associate. During his four-decade career, Dr. Taff has investigated more than 4,500 cases of ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists and conducted extensive studies in telepathy and precognition, eventually developing the initial protocols and methodologies for what was later termed “remote viewing”. He also, was himself, investigated as a psychic subject, the results of which were published in Behavioral Neuropsychiatry, “A Laboratory Investigation of Telepathy: The Study of A Psychic”, Vol. 6, Nos. 1-12, April-December 1974-January-March, 1975.

One of the cases Dr. Taff investigated in 1974 gained international fame as the book and motion picture, The Entity, starring Barbara Hershey and Ron Silver, released by Fox in 1983. Dr. Taff served as technical advisor on The Entity as well as being represented in the film by the character “Gene Kraft”. What’s unknown by the media is the fact that, in real life, The Entity followed its female victim for quite some time after our initial investigation, continuing its vociferous nature. Allegedly, Doris Bither died in 1999 of cardiopulmonary failure at the age of 58.

Dr. Taff has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs including Coast to Coast A.M.with George KnappCBS News, KNBC News, KABC News, Strange Universe, Unsolved Mysteries, The Joan River’s Show, A Current Affair, Hard Copy, Sightings, Judge for Yourself, The Extraordinary, The Montel Williams Show, The Wil Shriner Show, The Suzanne Somers Show, was a recurring guest on NBC’s The Other Side, Haunted History, Mysteries & Scandals, ABC’s World’s Scariest Ghosts Caught On Tape, The Girls Next Door, Sci-Fi Channel’s An Unknown Encounter & California’s Most Haunted (highest rated shows in Sci-Fi’s history) for which Dr. Taff also served as creative consultant and technical advisor. Taff also has recently appeared in the DVD Special Feature sections of The Mentalist (Warner Bros/CBS-TV, 2009) and the feature film, The Haunting in Connecticut “Anatomy Of A Haunting” (2009) and the 20th Anniversary Re-Release Pkg. of Friday The 13th (Paramount Pictures) and most recently, Ghost Lovers on The Travel Channel (Feb. 2011)

He has consulted for government, business, and law enforcement, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Language Institute (DLI), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the FBI, Interpol, LAPD, California Highway Patrol, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department, and the Westminster Police Department. He has served as a technical advisor or script doctor on the films Logan’s Run, Demon Seed, AlteredStates, Poltergeist, and The Entity. Dr. Taff has written numerous articles for magazines and journals, and has been featured in many books on paranormal subjects ranging from precognition to UFOs.

In the spring of 2010, Dr. Taff’s, book, Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown is available, Amazon, Barnes & Nobel and book stores everywhere.

2/2/2014 The Todd Sees Incident Briefing & Roundtable Discussion
February 04, 2014 05:43 PM PST
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The disappearance and eventual death of 39-year-old Todd Sees has been one of the most mysterious cases in modern ufology.

In the early morning of August 4th, 2002,Todd Jeffrey Sees rode his ATV, starting at his home at the base of Montour Ridge in Northumberland County, PA. (Point Township), on a short jaunt up a mountain trail adjacent to a sprawling high power line. After he failed to return home by noon, the family became concerned and notified the authorities.

A massive search effort ensued...which included search & rescue personnel (with search dogs and helicopters), local & state police, as well as an organized search team that numbered 200+ volunteers. The entire area from the top of the ridge, adjacent woods and the family property was explored...including a small pond located 70 feet from the Sees house. Divers and dogs searched the area in and around the pond...without success.

The effort continued for approximately 36 hours...until the second morning of the search, a family member noticed something in the bushes around the fore-mentioned pond. Todd Sees body had been an area that was heavily searched the previous day.

Since that time, there has been very little information released to the public. The death was ruled as 'fatal cocaine toxicity'...despite evidence suggesting that something else most likely occurred. The circumstances involving the recovery, handling, autopsy and final arrangements with the body are also mired in controversy.

A joint investigation by Butch Witkowski / Cold Case Unit of the UFO Research Center of PA and the Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team has uncovered previously undisclosed information in regards to this incident. This briefing will include objective & authentic discoveries...and the roundtable discussion will present an opportunity for the participants to fashion plausible scenarios as to what may have actually occurred.

About Butch Witkoski - Director, Founder,
UFO Research Center of Pennsylvania
Editor, JAAR, Journal of Alien Abduction Research

Member Institute of Frontier Science
Consultant/Advisor - Ufology
Former MUFON Chief Investigator,
Star Team Investigator & State Section Director
Former Law Enforcement Office

This promises to be an enlightening disclosure. Make sure you mark down this date and time! LIVE Sunday, February 2nd at 8:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CT - You can listen & chat on the network page at or use the show link at - During the show, you can call toll-free 1-877-677-2858.

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