13 O’Clock Episode 31 – The Haunting at the Black Mausoleum (aka The Mackenzie Poltergeist)

Edinburgh’s Greyfriars Kirkyard is famous for many things, including being the final resting place of one of Scotland’s most reviled historical figures, Lord Advocate Sir George Mackenzie.

In 1998, so the story goes, a hapless homeless man fell through the floor of Mackenzie’s tomb — known as the Black Mausoleum — and apparently unleashed a paranormal shitstorm that continues to this day. Hundreds of visitors to the tomb have reported all sorts of terrifying events and injuries taking place at the Black Mausoleum, and the supernatural onslaught has evidently spread to encompass surrounding homes, and even allegedly follows tourists back to their hotels.

On this episode, Tom and Jenny discuss the fascinating case of the Mackenzie Poltergeist of the Black Mausoleum, and along the way wander off into inexplicable digressions about Casey Kasem’s Top 40, Bigfoot-themed reality shows, peeing on the Blarney Stone, and 80s-era video games featuring butt horking. Just listen, it will make sense then.  (Not really.)

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13 O’Clock Episode 30 – British Serial Killers Peter Sutcliffe and Dennis Nilsen

Well, we WERE gonna go with something more cheerful this episode, since we did creepy necrophiliacs on last week’s show, but NO, we had to go and sort of accidentally do another episode about serial killers (one of whom also happens to be a necrophile, for added fun). Sorry.

On episode 30 of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny cross the pond to discuss infamous British serial killers Peter Sutcliffe (aka The Yorkshire Ripper) and Dennis Nilsen (aka The Kindly Killer). Join us for yet another twisted, rambling, factually dubious gabfest about the worst humanity has to offer, like dudes beating women to death with ball peen hammers and other dudes happily boiling heads in cooking pots and flushing pieces of people down toilets. Yay.

After the show is over, you might want to go hug a puppy or something. Just saying.

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Look, Up in the Sky! It’s a Ghost! It’s a Poltergeist! No, it’s an ACTUAL UPDATE!

I apologize for not being able to post many of my wildly entertaining movie reviews and generally scintillating wit as of late, but the Goddess has been exceptionally busy producing the 13 O’Clock podcast, doing enough graphic design work to keep her in the manner to which she has become accustomed, and, most relevantly, trying to finish her brand spanking new book.

Yes, paranormal pals, my newest tome, an exhaustive compilation and exploration of poltergeist cases throughout history, will be dropping very soon! It’s called The Unseen Hand, and it includes not only a breakdown of parapsychological and naturalistic theories about the causes of poltergeist activity, but also features well over a hundred poltergeist cases from all over the world from the first century to 2016, all summarized for your spooky reading pleasure. If you’ve heard of a particular poltergeist case, or even if you haven’t, chances are I’ve written about it in here. I covered a lot of ground, is what I’m saying.

The writing of the book is completely done, and at the moment I’m just doing the final editing and formatting, as well as recording the audio book. As soon as it is up and running, I will of course post a link right on this very blog.

But in case you can’t wait that long, I will not only post a teaser of the cover below, but I also invite you to go have a listen to the wonderful Me and Paranormal You podcast, on which I was recently a guest, talking about the world of the paranormal and my uneasy association with it. Listen, enjoy, and sit tight, for more ghostly goodness is in store. Goddess out.

13 O’Clock Episode 29 – Loving the Dead: Anatoly Moskvin and Carl Tanzler

Most of us understandably fear death, but there is a very tiny subset of fairly creepy folks out there who literally embrace it. On this episode, Tom and Jenny “dig” into the bizarre, unsettling cases of two confirmed necrophiles: Carl Tanzler (aka Count Carl von Cosel) and Anatoly Moskvin. Neither were killers, but both had a forbidden affinity with the no-longer-living, and their stories are equal parts disturbing and pitiful. In fact, the morbid “love story” between Carl Tanzler and the corpse of Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos has become the stuff of legend.

The show also features digressions on the excellent Miriam Allen DeFord story “A Death in the Family,” and the wacky world of necrophilia in the animal kingdom. This episode is probably not for the faint of heart; Tom himself becomes so skeeved out by the details of the cases at one point that he entertainingly threatens to abandon the show in utter disgust! So pull up a coffin and settle in for this exploration into the macabre world of the lovers of the dead. You sickos, you. 🙂

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13 O’Clock Episode 28 – The Dyatlov Pass Incident

In 1959, in a remote area of the Ural Mountains in Soviet Russia, the bodies of nine hikers were discovered under very unusual circumstances. Bizarre details of the scene, such as oddly cut tents, lack of clothing, unexplained injuries, radioactivity, reported fireballs in the sky, and various other anomalies have inspired countless conspiracy theories about what happened to the unfortunate young people, ranging from secret KGB weapons testing to an alien encounter to tribal murder to an attack by the fearsome Russian Yeti. On this episode of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny delve into the mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, discussing the various theories and trying to recreate a plausible scenario that could account for all the strange clues found at the site of the tragic deaths.

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13 O’Clock Episode 27 – Out of Body Experiences

You wake up suddenly in the middle of the night and find yourself floating up near the ceiling, looking down at your body. Or you’re undergoing traumatic surgery or involved in an accident, and you feel as though you’re being pulled upwards into a bright light with welcoming celestial beings showing you your past and your future. Out of body and near death experiences are surprisingly common, but what does it all mean? Do we actually have “souls” that are separate from our physical bodies? Or is there some aspect of our brain wiring that is responsible for the sensation of being outside of the physical realm?

On this episode, Tom and Jenny discuss various aspects of the OBE and the NDE, including paranormal explanations, results of various consciousness experiments being performed in the lab, similarities with sleep paralysis and lucid dream scenarios, and common aspects of the experience across cultures. In the second segment, Tom also describes his own OBE and NDE, and the insights he gained from experiencing them. Tether your astral body to your silver cord and listen in as we temporarily escape from our flesh envelopes and explore the outer dimensions.

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13 O’Clock Episode 26 – Going Underground: Strange Subterranean Discoveries

As we merrily traipse down the sunlit city streets of our mundane daily existences, most of us remain blissfully unaware that an entirely different world might lie just beneath our feet. On this episode of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny don their mining helmets, jump in their subterrene, and tunnel deep into the earth to uncover a few of the strange, forgotten wonders that lurk below the surface, including vast underground cities and mysterious tunnel networks, creepy abandoned military bunkers, a priceless lost library possibly hidden beneath a famous landmark, and even a shadowy secret society that gets up to all sorts of delightfully clandestine activities beneath the avenues of one of the world’s great metropolises.

Download the audio file from Project Entertainment Network here, or watch the YouTube version here. Also, don’t forget to follow the 13 O’Clock Podcast blog, subscribe to our YouTube channel, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Oh, and yours truly, the Goddess, was also interviewed on yet another rad podcast on the Project Entertainment Network, The Necrocasticon! Topics of discussion included the 13 O’Clock podcast, paranormal and horror writing, and goth in music and culture. Have a listen right here.