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2/5/2017 BTE Welcomes Scary Harry Metz and Walt "The Music Man" Shrum
February 07, 2017 06:14 PM PST
After several months on hiatus, BTE Radio is back this week with a fun and entertaining show to kick off 2017. Jeff Belanger will be rescheduled for later this spring but this week we're in for a real treat as we'll be entertained by Walt the Music Man and Scarry Harry and the Spooky Spectre from Fright Night Theatre.
In the first half hour Shawn and Marianne Donley of Dark Shadow Ghost Tours and Panic'D are with us to kick of 2017 with a new episode of the Haunted Spotlight.
At 9:00 pm, Eric and Marie welcome Musician Walter Shrum and local TV Personality and star of Fright Night Theatre, Harry A. Metz.
Walt the Music Man is a Uniontown singer/songwriter's who's inspiration to sing a song about Bigfoot has inspired an entire album dedicated to those who hunt the legendary beast of debatable mythology.
Walter Shrum has been writing and singing songs for 20 years and even turned his attic into a makeshift recording studio, but a bit of inspiration took him down an unusual songwriting path.
It was something about Bigfoot — a.k.a Sasquatch, Yeti, Hairy Stinka Boo, Skunk Ape, Momo and Windego — that Shrum was looking into that caused him to come up with a song and contact his friend and local television personality Harry Metz to shoot a music video to the song “Searching For Bigfoot.”
The video scored more than 8,000 hits on YouTube, but one of those hits came from Rick Dyer, a Bigfoot hunter who has gained national attention over the years and who shared the music video on his website.
The 21-song CD titled “Tribute to the Stars of Bigfoot” not only mentions up to 25 of those Bigfoot hunters who have gained national press and have their own shows, but also includes autographs from them on the CD case, including Rick Dyer, Derek Randles, Biff Burke, Dallas Gilbert, Justin Smeja, Stacy Brown, Tammy Murray, Michael Merchant. Others cited include Matt Moneymaker, Cliff Barackman, James “Bobo” Fay and Ranae Holland from the television show “Finding Bigfoot,” and Beyond The Edge Radio Host and Bigfoot Hunter Eric Altman.
Shrum said he plans on shopping his songs to local radio stations and is trying to get the album in mom and pop stores in the area. For those who need to satisfy their Bigfoot serenade fix, the songs can be purchased on iTunes or viewed on YouTube under “waltthemusicman”.
People can even purchase the entire CD for $12.99 on Pay Pal by contacting Shrum on his facebook page.
Harry Metz AKA Scary Harry AKA the Spooky Spectre is a videographer and owner of Scary Harry Video. Harry is also a local tv personality and hails from the Uniontown area as well.
Harry or Spooky, is the star and host of the TV show Fright Night Theatre which airs on Uniontown PA Fayette TV Channel 77 Atlantic Broadband every Saturday night at 11 PM and the show can also be seen on his Youtube channel Fright Night Theatre. Harry devotes a lot of his time filming videos and shows at the Haunted Smock Museum in Smock PA. Harry has worked closely with Walt The Music Man filming many of his music videos among other projects.
Harry’s recent music video projects include Dogman and Chupacabra both which star Walter Shrum with Guest appearances by Bigfoot researchers Ed Brown Jr, Dave Groves and BTE Radio Host/Bigfoot Researcher Eric Altman.
Walter along with the Spooky Spectre and Scary Harry will be appearing this spring at the 2017 Pennsylvania Bigfoot Camping Adventure where Harry will be meeting fans, posing for photos and signing autographs. Walter will be playing hits from his new CD on Both Days.
Join us this week as BTE Radio is back with a fun and musical edition of the show as Walt will be telling us about his new CD and playing new and familiar hits while Scary Harry and the Spooky Spectre will be providing comment.
Visit Harry’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheSpookySpectre and Fright Night Theatre on You Tube.
Visit Walters Facebook page at You can visit Walters Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/walter.shrum.9
See all his music videos on his you tube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/waltthemusicman12/4/2016 BTE's Christmas Party with Author Lyle Blackburn
December 05, 2016 05:14 PM PST
Join us for the BTE Radio 2016 Christmas Party and our last show of the year as we welcome back Author, Investigator and musician Lyle Blackburn back to the show to help us celebrate the holidays. Lyle is back for the full two hours this week with so much to talk about. BTE Radio will wrap up 2016 with our early Christmas present to you as Eric and Marie are scheduled to take an early Christmas vacation and will return to the airwaves on January 8th but before we do, we wanted to say thank you and celebrate the holidays with you by giving you an early gift. We are bringing back one of our favorite guests Lyle Blackburn as we'll be talking about Cryptids, Creatures, and Serial Killers this week on the show. We'll head to the Gulf Coast this week to Texarkana to 1945 and 46 to discuss the Unsolved Moonlight Murders or Phantom Killer case that inspired the Charles B. Pearce movie "The town that feared Sundown. We'll also talk about the Boggy Creek Monster documentary that Lyle narrated and Co-produced with Seth Breedlove of Small Town Monsters. We'll also discuss with Lyle his latest book Monstro Bizaro, an Essential Manual of Mysterious Monsters. So stoke up the fire place, turn the lights down low, cuddle under the Christmas Tree with our special gift to you, Lyle Blackburn this week as we present the 2016 BTE Radio Christmas Party.
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, has appeared on various television shows airing on Discovery, Animal Planet, Destination America, A&E, HGTV, and CBS, and served as consulting producer and special episode host for the tv show Monsters and Mysteries in America. Most recently, Lyle was featured in the documentary film, Boggy Creek Monster. To learn more visit www.lyleblackburn.com11/27/2016 ParNews and Discussion with Fred Kracke
November 28, 2016 05:34 PM PST
Celebrate the end of Thanksgiving weekend this week on BTE Radio, as we welcome back our Paranormal News Correspondent Fred Kracke for the last Paranormal News and Discussion of 2016. Fred will be reading the latest news of the weird and unusual from around the word. Tune in to hear the latest stories on haunted locations, ghosts, aliens, ufo's, strange creatures. Bigfoot , lake monsters the unsual and mysterious. Always a fun time discussing and sharing all the strange happenings from around the world with our good friend Fred Kracke this week so join us as we wrap up Thanksgiving weekend here at BTE Radio with our last Paranormal news and discussion of 2016!11/20/2016 Jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler and the Monsters of the Midwest
November 23, 2016 06:01 PM PST
Tune in this week for the last Creature Features edition of BTE Radio for 2016 as Eric, Marie and Karyn welcome Authors Jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler to discuss their new book "Monsters of the Midwest: True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves & Other Legendary Creatures. Jessica and Monica will be joining us to talk about the research and writing they did on some of these strange and unusual cryptids that are reported to lurk and haunt the forests, hills and rural areas of the Midwestern U.S. To learn more about Jessica visit her website www.jessicafreeburg.com and to learn more about Natalie visit www.nataliefowler.com. Join us this week as we track down some of the creepy cryptids of the Midwest with Jessica Freeburg and Monica Fowler this week on the last episode of BTE Radio's Creature Features!11/13/2016 Ed Douglas and Gavin Goszka of Midnight Syndicate: Zombies
November 15, 2016 06:18 PM PST
This week we welcome back the masters of Music of the Macabre Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka of Midnight Syndicate. Ed and Gavin are back with a brand new release "Zombies the board game soundtrack." We'll talk with Ed and Gavin about the new album, play some of the new tracks, the new board game and behind the scenes what went into writing and producing Zombies.
ABOUT MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE
Founder Douglas’ passion for making music was ignited when he listened to records by The Beatles on his kid-sized turntable and dreamed of composing epic scores like John Williams’ Star Wars, Superman and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Both he and Goszka grew up watching classic black and white horror films, listening to Vincent Price reading the tales of Edgar Allan Poe and Playing Dungeons & Dragons. They continued to fall in love with the world of horror, fantasy and the supernatural as they developed their own artistry: Douglas played piano and bass guitar, playing in rock band sand scoring student horror films in college and Goszka played keyboard in rock bands and went onto study classical composition and percussion in college. They eventually discovered ways to explore fantasy in literature, film and art through music.
In 1995, Douglas directed and wrote his first full-length horror film score to a thriller called The Dead Matter (1995), which helped set the principles of Midnight Syndicate in motion. In 2010, he went on to direct, score, and co-produce the remake of The Dead Matter alongside Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Till Dawn, co-founder, KNB FX) and Gary Jones (Xena, Boogeyman 3). In 1997, he put together an album with the goal of providing a collection of “soundtracks to imaginary films.” The collection presented many different narratives through a variety of genres, including classical, New Age and rock and was punctuated by sound effects. For the sophomore release, Born of the Night, Douglas decided to focus on a Midnight Syndicate album that would specifically appeal to gothic music fans, Halloween enthusiasts, and role-playing gamers. It was at this time that he decided to partner with compelling solo artist Goszka, whom he had known since 1994.
Midnight Syndicate’s music has become integral to setting a powerful mood at top-rated haunted attractions and amusement parks as well as at costume shops, gaming and Halloween parties and Halloween-themed cruises from Siberia and Hong Kong, to Europe and the United States. In 2005, industry expert Leonard Pickel estimated that 75-90% of the attractions in the haunted house industry owned at least one Midnight Syndicate CD. In September, 2009, AOL released the Top 10 Best Halloween Music CDs of all time according to AOL/CBS Radio listeners. Three of the ten listed were Midnight Syndicate discs, which ranked lower only than Danny Elfman’s Nightmare Before Christmas and John Carpenter’s Halloween soundtracks. In 2015, their album Out of the Darkness was named as one of the 50 Essential Horror Albums – Discs that Created, Evolved, or Defined Genre Music Over the Decades by the venerable horror publication, Rue Morgue Magazine. The band’s music has also been used at Hugh Hefner’s Halloween parties, on episodes of The Barbara Walters Special and in the drive-in film The Rage, Universal Studio’s Horror Nights XVIII as well as by Monday Night Football and by artists Insane Clown Posse, Three Six Mafia, Twiztid and the Misfits.
Midnight Syndicate released many studio albums between 1997 and 2005, among them Midnight Syndicate, Born of the Night, Realm of Shadows, Gates of Delirium, Vampyre: Symphonies from the Crypt and the multi award-winning The 13th Hour. They teamed up with Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast in 2003 to produce the first official soundtrack to the classic Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game. In 2008, Douglas’ and Goszka’s tenth studio album, The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates came out as a preview to the 2010 remake of The Dead Matter film. That same year, Midnight Syndicate put together their first music video, a live performance of the song Dark Legacy, produced by Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Crew and Screamline Studios and filmed in the haunted historic Phantasy Theatre in Lakewood, Ohio. The band’s fourteenth studio album, Carnival Arcane (2011) was based on research into turn-of-the-20th-Century carnivals as well as the writings of Ray Bradbury and plays like a self-contained, vivid musical film. The disc garnered rave reviews from pressand won Best Horror CD/Soundtrack at the 10th Annual Rondo Hatton Awards.
Midnight Syndicate continues to pursue its quest to use instrumental music to tell explicit stories full of tension, twists and turns. Most recently, the band released gothic music vocalist Destini Beard’s A Time Forgotten, the follow-up to The Dark Masquerade, her first collaboration with Douglas and Goszka and completed the score to the grindhouse thriller Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan. In summer, 2013, Midnight Syndicate released the soundtrack to that film along with Monsters of Legend, a tribute to the classic Universal, Hammer and Euro horror films that gave birth to horror cinema. Featuring cover art showcasing original Universal Monster images with an epic sound to match, the disc has immediately become one of, if not the band’s most critically-acclaimed album to date. In addition to cracking FEARnet’s Top 10 Horror CDs of 2013, in May of 2014, the album won Best CD honors in the 12th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards marking the band’s second such honor. Visit the Midnight Syndicate Store to see and hear more!
After seventeen years, fourteen studio albums, three soundtracks, and a motion picture, Midnight Syndicate announced that they were teaming up with the world famous amusement park, Cedar Point, to launch their first live performances. Midnight Syndicate Live! Legacy of Shadows, a multimedia horror-themed concert blending live music, theatre, and film debuted at Cedar Point’s 18th annual HalloWeekends event. Before the shows, Charles Bradshaw, Corporate V.P. of Entertainment for Cedar Fair was quoted saying, “Working with these industry leading music producers on a live show is an exciting prospect. The final product is going to amaze.” And amaze it did. Upon its debut, the show began breaking attendance records while being called “top-notch and ambitious,” “brilliant and artistically creative,” and “a must see” by audiences and press alike. “The success of the inaugural run of Midnight Syndicate Live! has ensured that live Midnight Syndicate shows will be a permanent part of our plans going forward,” said Edward Douglas.
In September of 2015, Midnight Syndicate’s Out of the Darkness album was included in Rue Morgue Magazine’s 50 Essential Horror Albums – Discs that Created, Evolved, or Defined Genre Music Over the Decades. That same month, Midnight Syndicate released Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering. The album featured the band’s unique twist on classic holiday carols blended with new and original material. “Our goal was to treat each song in a way that would merge familiarity with originality,” said Gavin Goszka. “There are definitely recognizable elements, but plenty of additional original material as well. It also incorporates the widest instrument palette we’ve used to date and represents what we consider to be the most varied collection of songs we’ve ever released. There are serenely beautiful moments here alongside more intense, darker tracks, and the end result is a thoroughly compelling and involving listening experience.” “With so many Christmas-themed albums out there, we wanted to make this collection uniquely our own,” added Edward Douglas. “I think we were able to do that.” Since its release, the album has received universal critical acclaim.
zombiesprIn April of 2016, the band announced that they would be creating the first official soundtrack to the immensely popular zombie apocalypse-themed board game, Zombies!!!. “I’m a big fan of Zombies!!!,” said Edward Douglas. “With the game celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2016, it seemed like the perfect time to undertake this project. We’re working closely with the Twilight team to create something that really enhances their players’ gaming experience. I think album will also resonate with our fans in the Halloween and haunted house industries. “Musically, it will be interesting to work in a modern setting,” added Gavin Goszka. “Most of our albums have been set in the Victorian and early 20th century, so this will definitely be something different and exciting for us and our fans.”
“Words cannot express how excited I am to have Midnight Syndicate doing a soundtrack for Zombies!!!,” said Twilight Creations co-founder Kerry Breitenstein. “For many of our players, Midnight Syndicate’s music has already been the unofficial soundtrack to their gaming sessions over the years. To have them working with us to create something specifically for our universe is incredible.” The soundtrack is tentatively scheduled for release in September 2016. To learn more about Midnighty Syndicate visit their website at www.midnightsyndicate.com
Join us this week as the undead walk the Earth as we preview the new album Zombies the boardgame soundtrack with Ed and Gavin of Midnight Syndicate.11/06/2016 Small Town Monsters and Boggy Creek Monster
November 08, 2016 02:21 AM PST
This week on BTE Radio we're heading down south to the swamps and bayou of Arkansa to a little town Fouke to search for the legend of Boggy Creek. Director Seth Breedlove of Small Town Monsters along Producer Brandon Dalo and possibly Mark Matzke from the Small Town Monsters film crew will be joining us to discuss the new film Boggy Creek Monster. In the first half hour we will be joined by Shawn and Marianne Donley of Dark Shadow Ghost Tours and Panic'D who will be live from the world famous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park Colorado for a new spooky episode of the "Haunted Spotlight!" Then at 8:30 we will be joined by Seth, Brandon and Mark of Small Town Monsters to talk with us about the Boggy Creek Monster which will premier November 12 at the Fouke Middle School in Fouke Arkansas. You can pre-order your copy of Boggy Creek Monster or any of Small Town Merchandise including Beasty of White Hall and Minerva Monster by going to the website www.smalltownmonsters.com. So join us this Sunday night for to learn about the new documentary and find out the story about the infamous town of Fouke Arkansas and the Monster that supposedly lurks along boggy Creek, this week on BTE Radio.10/30/2016 Annual Halloween Spooktacular with Jim Harold
November 02, 2016 06:45 PM PDT
In this episode of BTE Radio we celebrate our 9th Anniversary on air and our Annual Halloween Spooktacular as we bring Shocktober to a thrilling climax. and or our Annual Halloween Spooktacular and what better way to celebrate it than with our favorite cool ghoul and America's favorite Podcast host of the Paranormal Podcast Jim Harold. At 8:30 pm, we welcome back Jim Harold of Jim Harolds Campfire Tales, and the Paranormal Podcast. Jim is joining us once again as our special guest co-host this year and to help us judge our annual listener spooky story contest.
We've got some spooky, spine tingling listener stories to share and
Jim Harold is America’s most popular paranormal podcast host. With his two free flagship programs, The Paranormal Podcast and Jim Harold’s Campfire, Jim has developed a loyal following that spans the globe. In addition to his free podcasts at JimHarold.com, Jim also hosts a series of premium podcasts on the supernatural and related subjects at JimHarold.net
As a result, he has also become a published author with his Campfire series. The first book was originally published by traditional publisher New Page Books, and since then Jim has taken the books independent. All four books are available in eBook and paperback at JimHaroldBooks.com and via Amazon.com.
The first four books in the series have been #1 Supernatural Best Sellers on Kindle at various times and the newly released Campfire 5 is well on its way.
In October 2015, both of Jim’s flagship programs reached the Top 100 of ALL podcasts on the Apple iTunes store out of approximately 250,000 podcasts across ALL categories. Campfire reached #32 and The Paranormal Podcast reached #60! The competition at this level included many podcasts produced by major media networks.
In 2005, Jim created The Paranormal Podcast. After over a decade of working on the business side of media, Jim decided it was time to dust off his broadcast training and step back behind the mic. A life long interest in the paranormal, combined with his love of broadcasting and technology, have resulted in some of the most successful podcasts of their type to date. Jim has worked in the radio, business to business media and technology industries.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Communication Theory and Methodology and is accredited as a Certified Digital Media Consultant by the Radio Advertising Bureau. Jim has also had the opportunity to teach at the university level.
Jim’s free podcasts are regularly among the top Podcasts on iTunes in their respective categories competing with mainstream media publishers such as NPR and many others. Jim lives in Ohio with his fantastic wife and two daughters. He is incredibly thankful for them and his loyal audience.
Jim won’t dress up in alien costumes and doesn’t plan on buying that $19.99 Super Official Ghost Detector off of late night TV but believes there is more to life than what meets the eye.
If you want to learn more about Jim Harold or are inquiring about sponsorship, media or personal appearances please contact Jim directly at jimATjimharold.com or visit his websites www.jimharold.com or www.jimharold.net.
Join us this extra special episode for what's sure to be a Spooktacular time as celebrate our 9th Anniversary of BTE Radio and we bring Shocktober to a thrilling conclusion with the 2016 Annual Halloween Spooktacular with the Haunted Spotlight and Jim Harold all this week on Beyond The Edge Radio! www.beyondtheedgeradio.com10/23/2016 Halloween stories and Terrifying tales with Dark Waters
October 25, 2016 05:12 PM PDT
Only two more weeks of Shocktober and it wouldn’t be the same without good old fashion spooky stories, tales and encounters just in time for Halloween. And who better to share them with us than the one and only Dark Waters. Dark is back with us this week to bring us the scariest true encounters shared with him by his listeners and followers of his popular Dark Waters You Tube Channel. Lock your doors, light your pumpkins, draw the shades and gather your loved ones around as we invite you for an evening of frights, thrills and chills as we welcome back Dark Waters to Shocktober on BTE Radio
Dark Waters, as he is affectionately known by his subscribers is a YouTube horror narrator born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He directly attributes his success to growing up in such a diverse city filled with myth and lore. Waters is a professional storyteller who interviews witnesses to strange, confusing or frightening phenomena, and recreates their stories as accurately as possible on his website and YouTube channel. The Dark Waters Horror Channel was created in November 2015 to serve a niche within the YouTube horror genre.
Dark Waters blends his unique style of investigating, narration, and down to earth commentary to create some of the most compelling true horror stories on YouTube. With story topics ranging from Black Eyed Kids, Ghosts, Demons, Shadow People, Bigfoot and Dog-men, the Dark Waters Channel is quickly becoming one of the top destinations for horror.
Dark Waters Channel is the place to find real true horror stories. The channel was born out of my own paranormal experience I had when I was 12 years old. Since then I have been fascinated with things that go bump in the night. You will find that we focus on stories form the Southeastern region of the United States. We do our best to visit the actual site of each encounter, safety permitting. We hope you enjoy the channel.
To learn more visit the channel at
The official website
October 17, 2016 06:17 PM PDT
This week on BTE Radio Shocktober continues as we head west to California to a house so Haunted it’s been considered one of the most haunted homes in America and has been featured on Most Haunted, Dead Famous and Ghost Adventures. We’re in for a real treat this week as Eric and Marie go behind the doors of the infamous Oman House with owner David Oman. In the first half hour we’re joined by Shawn and Marianne Donley of Dark Shadow Ghost Tours and Panic’D for another episode of the Haunted Spotlight. At 8:30 we open the doors and head inside the Oman House with owner David Oman.
So join us this week as welcome David Oman and discuss his home, the “Oman House” and the hauntings and activity that occur in his house as Shocktober continues this week on BTE Radio!10/09/2016 Shocktober Spooky Open Mic with Eric and Marie
October 11, 2016 06:42 PM PDT
Due to a last minute cancellation of our guest, Eric and Marie host an open mic night where we discuss the remainder of the months guests, Eric's recent terrifying hospital stay, our favorite horror and halloween movies and what intrigues us about serial killers. Despite the horrible sound quality of Eric's Mic, the show is a lot of fun and we apologize but promise a lot of fun and a spooktacular good time this week on BTE Radio.
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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