13 O’Clock Episode 12 – The Enfield Poltergeist

On the even dozenth episode of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny have an in-depth and “spirited” (heh) discussion about what is probably the best-known poltergeist case of modern times, that of the Enfield Poltergeist from 1977.

The story of the Hodgson family and their bizarre encounter with the paranormal (or the shameless hoaxing by Janet Hodgson, depending on your perspective) has been the subject of numerous documentaries, a kick-ass book called This House Is Haunted by Guy Lyon Playfair, a British miniseries called The Enfield Haunting, and the recent Hollywood horror film The Conjuring 2.

Your favorite podcasters separate the wheat from the chaff, the fact from the fiction, and along the way give a shout-out to late parapsychologist Maurice Grosse, who spent over a year with the family investigating the disturbances, and kinda throw some shade on demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, who said they were involved in the case but really only showed up uninvited for like five minutes.

Flying toys! Flipping furniture! Floating children! A little girl saying all kinds of creepy shit in an old man’s voice! It’s all here on this entertaining exploration of the Enfield Poltergeist.

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Listen for the Sound of Your Master’s Voice: Audiobook News!

So, we had a very productive weekend, thank you very much for asking. Our dear friends Demetrios Pappas (aka DJ Lavidicus of Memento Mori at Independent Bar Orlando) and his lovely wife Jen Draven (of 13th Angel) spent many, many hours at the Hellfire household, enjoying the GoH’s stellar Indian cuisine and recording me reading both The Mammoth Mountain Poltergeist and my upcoming magnum opus, House of Fire and Whispers. Both books will be available as audio books in fairly short order, and an audio book of The Rochdale Poltergeist is also on the agenda in the very near future. Gotta say, I had never recorded an audio book before, and I now have nothing but undying respect for folks who do nothing but voice work for a living, because DAMN, it’s way harder than it looks. Much honey tea was consumed, much swearing and mispronunciation was edited out, but in the end, we got two books knocked out over two days. Now all that has to be done is final editing and mastering, and we’ll be good to go. So if you ever wanted to read my paranormal books without actually having to read them, then just sit tight, because soon you’ll be able to listen to my mellifluous tones reading aloud to you in the privacy of your own home/crawlspace/bunker/man-cave.

Oh, and I also recorded an interview about my new book with Aaron Hunter of the Real Paranormal Activity podcast, which will air at 10pm EST on Monday, August 8th, so please listen in! I will post another link closer to the day of the show.

Thank you, and keep it creepy, my friends.

Demon Houses and Ebooks and Podcasts, Oh My!

Happy Friday, paranormal pals! There’s a lot of ghostly goodness happening around your Goddess at the moment; here’s a brief rundown so you may plan your weekend accordingly!


Last night I was a guest on KCOR Digital Radio Network’s show Exploring the Bizarre, along with paranormal investigators Tammy Ineich and Holly Mullins. It was a “Gal Ghostbusters” roundtable, and I threw in a few cents here and there. Listen to the whole show right here.


Tomorrow I am going to begin the hopefully painless process of recording the audio book version of my new nonfiction epic, House of Fire and Whispers: Investigating the Seattle Demon House, which I wrote with Steve Mera. The audio version and print version will likely come out simultaneously in a couple of weeks, but the ebook version is done and should be available by the end of next week. Keep watching this space!


For even more on the poltergeist tip, me and my steadfast henchman, God of Hellfire Tom Ross, will be appearing live on End of Days Radio tomorrow night, July 23rd. Show starts at 10:30pm EST!


I will also be talking about my new book with host Aaron Hunter over at Real Paranormal Activity, and that’s gonna air on Monday night at 10pm EST, so if you just can’t get enough of the sound of my mellifluous voice, then tune in to that as well!

More news to come, and as always, keep it creepy, my friends.