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Welcome to a new chapter of horror and suspense. Nightshade is full of original tales, historical paranormal accounts, and more. With every new episode, you'll find yourself immersed in a whole new world built around terror and intrigue. Follow along here, and on social @NighshadePodcast. As always, thanks for listening. Nightshade is written and produced by Heather Sprague from the home of Sweet Ass Paranormal Studios.
 
Through deep research and high-strangeness storytelling, three brothers explore paranormal encounters and unexplained events. Collecting freaky listener stories and scouring the dusty pages of classic Fortean texts, the brothers use high production sound design to set the scene for alleged real encounters with, Dogman, Poltergeists, Bigfoot, Fairy Folk, Humanoids, UFOs, Shadow People and Sky Creatures.. just to name a few. Attempting to parse out the fact within folklore, the brothers of the ...
 
A regular podcast that features the paranormal and Indie horror industry. We feature new true ghost stories submitted to us from international sources. We interview horror authors, ghost hunters and people who have suffered paranormal experiences. We talk about folklore and explore the greater world. Is there life beyond? Art, stories and observations about the veil.
 
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Since 2,000 years before the age of man, just beyond the veil of our visible world, the Jinn have existed, causing nightmares and influencing the affairs of man with a dark Jinny agenda.. or so the story goes. Are strange encounters of the Jinn (Djinn) on the rise? Are there real modern accounts with these shadowy 'bad actors' experienced today? Jo…
 
Tucked within the shadows of our everyday world are strange tales of supernatural visitations and confounding paranormal events. And as we travel deeper into the mouth of the Belief Hole, the high-strangeness begins to seep from her very walls. On todays episode, we’ll hear accounts of red, spell-casting disembodied hands, Ouija Board women scaling…
 
EPISODE 156: HAUNTED BEACHES & BATLEFIELDS Summer’s the perfect time to share ghost stories about battlefields and boardwalks. Author T. Fox Dunham enjoyed a surprise trip to Ocean City, New Jersey. Fox stayed next to the ornate Hotel Flanders, and while his wife napped, Fox slipped over to explore the haunted grand halls and corridors of one of th…
 
A startling ring in the middle of the night. The strange and distant voice on the line seems familiar, someone you've known, yet someone whose left this world behind. It's a call that shouldn't be possible- a transdimensional connection that defies our current understanding.. until now. Join us in the Hole as we peel back the pages of forgotten, gr…
 
The road is long, and its dark and lonely turns lure unsuspecting victims for the unnamable things that lie in wait to feed. We've all heard the stories, and some unfortunates among us have even experienced, a confounding and hellish visitation by some 'strange other' while on the road. On this episode, we bring you true stories of roadway surreali…
 
Are silent and spinning, black pyramids watching us from the skies above? The recent Pentagon Confimation of leaked footage showing Pyramidal UFOs and Images of other bizarre UAPs captured by the NAVY suggest there is a copious variety of secret somethings traversing our atmosphere. What are they and where do they come from? How did the paranormal …
 
Gather round, ye Belieflings, as we present select strange but true stories. From Neighborhood Crawlers and floating building-like UFOs to Massage Mediumship and Phantom Cocktail Parties, we tilt back our snouts of the supernatural and sniff the sweet bouquet of the unexplained. What did Allen see in the sky skies above south-central Ohio's Rickenb…
 
Among the foreboding forests and ancient swamps of New England stirs a sleepless force – a fuel for unusual phenomena. Described as a ‘Paranormal Disney World’, the Bridgewater Triangle is a veritable smorgasbord of paranormal activity and high strangeness, and at its dark beating heart - the mysterious Hockomock Swamp. This phenomena includes, but…
 
EPISODE 155: BACK FROM THE DEAD Authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas have risen from the dead—well not really. The show’s just been on pause for a few months. But as we approach Spring 2021, they return with new ghost stories, horror fiction and witty banter. After chatting, they play a ghost story sent in by UK crime author Fraser Massey. Fraser …
 
Our story begins with a man and his vacuum tube radio in Grosseto, Italy, in 1949. There Marcello Bacci sat, one hand caressing his radio, and the other carefully turning the dial, tuning in his strange transmissions. Not music, news broadcasts or normal radio programs, but rather.. voices from beyond. Voices of spirit. Voices of the dead. For deca…
 
Shadow People in the Walls, Child Eating Ceiling Creepers, Vanishing Felines and Astral Spiders are just some of the fuel for this strange bonfire of the bizarre! The Belief Hole is humming with her terrifying exultation, so join us as we explore her cavernous subterranean landscape and purge her most curious and creepolicious tales! Also.. Austral…
 
Welcome to Nightshade, Episode One of Season One, Hallows. What happens in the mid of night is sometimes better left unseen, as Anna Wheeler discovers- it would have been safer to stay in bed... Nightshade is an original horror audio drama written and produced by Heather Sprague inside of the Sweet Ass Paranormal Studios. All stories are original a…
 
'Disembodied Voices: true accounts of hidden begins' is a fascinating work by Tim Marczenko, wherein he recovers forgotten lore from private collections and research centers and speaks with witnesses who've encountered anomalous, disembodied voices- some that help, some that haunt, and some that seem to be hunting.. us! We discuss the possible susp…
 
EPISODE 154: OPIUM, ABSINTHE & LYDIA KANG To celebrate Women in Horror Month, hosts T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas chat with author, physician, baker and researcher Dr. Lydia Kang. Lydia is the author of the Opium and Absinthe, a novel that tells the story of a wealthy young New York heiress who investigates a series of vampire-like killings after t…
 
Some call it "Backwoods Magic". Others say, "Hillfolk Hoodoo," "Mountain Conjure", or just "the Work." Whatever you call it, it is the enduring folk magic that haunts the hollers and lingers within the misty slopes of the Appalachian mountains. Join us as we explore the wonder and rich tradition of practiced Appalachian folk Magic, as well as the f…
 
(Special Expansion Release) You may have noticed the particularly innocent and perhaps magical lens through which children often perceive the world. While sometimes this may produce beautiful interpretations of reality, or adorably naïve questions, other times it can produce some truly chilling moments. From kids recounting past lives, to the float…
 
Thunderbirds, Mantis Man and Fairies, oh jeez! Strange and unexplained disappearances have become a fascination for folks interested in mysteries, the paranormal, and all flavors of the unknown- especially since David Paulides' “Missing 411” has come on the scene. But it may be interesting and helpful to consider some fantastic creatures and strang…
 
EPISODE 153: BELSNICKING WITH FOX, PHIL & DANIEL BRAUM Authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas return to bring you their new holiday special to celebrate the winter solstice 2020. New York author, Daniel Braum, joins them to chat about his new collection of short stories, Underworld Dreams, his new event, The New York Ghost Story Festival and chat ab…
 
If you doubt that there is still mystery and magic in the world, then all you need to do is crank the volume on yet another Strange Listener Stories episode! We’ve got glowing forest beings, Walmart wizards, and maniacal manifesting clown dolls.. just to name a few! So light a candle, put your phone on Do Not Disturb, and prepare to.. be disturbed.…
 
Oh supernatural, magical sound! Can you hear it? The sound of reality itself? All things come from vibration, after all, and on this episode we pull out our tuning forks and align the Belief Hole to the frequency of ancient audio intrigue and astral awesomeness! From sonic scepter-wielding Stargate gods, to OBE inducing Binaural beats, to stone-sli…
 
Do sea serpents sightings seem too sensational for serious consideration?.. Consider harder!! On this episode, we dredge from the deep, accounts of vicious attacks of water beasts with deadly consequences. For centuries, these monstrosities have been encountered with startlingly similar characteristics, and to this day are still traumatizing their …
 
EPISODE 152: THE MORTUARY INTERVIEW To finish off our Halloween 2020 celebration, horror author T. Fox Dunham interviewed writer and director Ryan Spindell, the mad genius who wrote and directed Shudder’s new horror film, The Mortuary Collection. This anthology movie tells the story of karmic punishment of evil and the nature of the storyteller. Th…
 
EPISODE 151: HAUNTED WORLD OF MICHELLE BELANGER For a Halloween treat, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas chat with paranormal investigator and psychic, Michelle Belanger. Most widely recognized for her work as a psychic on A&E's Paranormal State and Osbourne Media's Portals to Hell, Michelle is an occult expert, educator, media personality, and a…
 
The leaves are turning, the bonfires burning, and the shadows are pregnant with unsettling Halloween mystery. What better time to tell some terrifying tales of the modern-day werewolf: the dogman. With sightings increasing, we wanted to once again explore the potential reality of the dogman phenomenon through witness encounters as well as corrobora…
 
EPSIODE 150: VAMPIRE LORE WITH DACRE STOKER Dacre Stoker, great grand-nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker, joins authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas to talk about those creatures of the night, vampires. An author and scholar of all things vampyr, Stoker has written the only official prequel, Dracul with author J.D. Barker, based on years of rese…
 
The only thing scarier than having to watch Steven Seagal's 1996 "Glimmer Man" is seeing an ACTUAL glimmer man.. (Just kidding, Stephan Seagal's the man.) You may be thinking "what the heck is a "glimmer man, and why should I invest the next 74 minutes finding out"? Well, my friends, it would seem our world is full of Invisible Terrestrial Entities…
 
EPISODE 149: ZOMBIE LOVE FOR HALLOWEEN We love zombies! Whether shambling, running, brain-eating or raging, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas can’t get enough of the hungry dead, especially during the Halloween season. On episode 149, Fox & Phil chat with Daniel Kraus about writing his new book, The Living Dead. Daniel had the honor of co-writing…
 
EPISODE 148SEANCES WITH LISA MORTON Award-winning author Lisa Morton joins T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas to talk about her new book, Calling the Spirits: A History of Séances. Through human history, people have sought to communicate with departed souls, and the evolution of that process has taken many forms. Finally in the mid-nineteenth century, the…
 
As the leaves begin to shiver and thin, so does the veil between our world and others.. Let us guide you into an anomalous autumn with new and true Strange Listener Stories! From roadside run-ins with malformed beasts to ghostly jailhouse revenge, this episode creeps its way into the Halloween season with an unsettling grin;). Also.. Secret House G…
 
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