Sample Wendy's Coffeehouse blend: a quirky mix of current news headlines and interviews showcasing individuals with a passion for mystery and a penchant for the unknown, unexplained or unusual. Locally originated and live, Wendy takes listeners on a unique exploration of topics including: UFOs, Ghosts, near death experiences, alternative healing methods and innovative sustainable living.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

10/22/16 - Jim Harold - Campfire Book #5 - Spooky Tales

“Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain.” - Bram Stoker, Dracula

My guest for this show - Jim Harold - paranormal podcast guy and author of Campfire Books. Now five to choose from and a coloring book. Podcast Wendy's Coffeehouse with Jim Harold link.

Headlines -

Well done. This spin of Harry Potter is off to a good start: Harry Potter Sacred Text
Subscribe on YouTube.

So, we still have a bit of ambient static for the audio - but that might be a quirk of the content. Powers who know the powers-that-be have been notified. Ready now for off-beat prime time, the most recent podcast: Wendy's Coffeehouse with Jim Harold

Fans of the Paranormal have been seeking out Jim Harold - paranormal podcast guy since 2005.

What started as a part-time hobby has blossomed into a full-time endeavor with a world-wide fan club and contributors. Jim Harold's Campfire Podcast is a gem.

Given the interest continues to grow, story book number five is a welcome addition.

Jim promises variety in this one from Ghosts, to UFOs and Bigfoot, spooky tales gleaned from the mix. During the show, I give him one of my own ghost stories to ponder.

Listen for the story of the little girl with black eyes. Time runs out on the very last head-scratcher from book number 3.

Short version of that: A woman experiences a place that seems not quite right. Unnerved, she manages a desperate escape and later returns and confirms something was very wrong with that encounter.

Okay, that's the condensed version from what I remember Jim revealing in the show. A bona fide teaser it is. Good Reads Review of Volume 3 (Cheers!)

Hooked and want to know the rest of the story? Follow the link. Happy reading!

Enjoy distracting yourself whilst listening to creepy tales and butterflies and flowers aren't your thing, snag his coloring book and color yourself spooky. Amazon

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The waiting game ... Up in the Air

Update -- Here's the Podcast link for Richard and Cami - and The Haunting of Asylum 49
Unlike the past shows in the archives, the audio quality is poor for this show. At some points, it even sounds like voices in the mix. Warts and all - this is the show with real Ghosts in the Machine.

The perfect mantra for Quantum Wave Surfers and Supernatural Enthusiasts alike.

 "Don't Panic."

And there's a book. All about Douglas Adams of course.

In response to the one inquiry. And to countless others who delayed in hopes of not calling attention to the fact they are engaging in a guilty pleasure. I have a call in to the powers-that-behind-the-scenes-be at KCMO Radio see what's up with the most recent Wendy's Coffeehouse Podcast.

As already mentioned, there were a slew of unexpected tech issues with the show on Saturday - The Haunting of Asylum 49 (Blog post) Go figure.

Interestingly enough, the commercials that did play were the most recent and could be added manually with little trouble. The problem is those that had been scheduled got bumped and the format issues for anything else were station promos rather than show specific. Whew!

Curious thing about this kind of mechanical trip up. In doing my podcast for the past 6 years with Empower Radio (Conscious Living with Wendy Garrett), my producers have noticed a continuing trend that shows focusing on Ghosts, Mediums or talking about the potential for electrical interference often results in technical problems and glitches in the audio or even disconnecting the feed.

it is...what it is...
A surprise? Not really. Interesting? Yes. While there may indeed be some very concrete mechanical issues that train-wrecked the commercial programming for Saturday's show, the upshot is the show was derailed and, subsequently, it makes waiting for the podcast download to appear a tad more suspenseful.

Did the podcast capture anything unusual? Did the stream skimmer fail?

Just like you, I am waiting. And I would like to hear this one again to see if I missed anything in my line of questioning, other than the sidestep of following up with what's in room 666?

While we are waiting we can peruse/revisit the Tarot ... and contemplate on The Hanged Man ...

  • Learning the Tarot. The course is free online: Here
- or see the viral hit pic of the week -
On the show tonight - the one that runs at 9pm each night on Empower Radio - I talk about the show with Richard and Cami about The Haunting of Asylum 49 and the behind the scenes chaos.

I also talk about what happens when a ghost tries to get your attention by spending a minute or two in your body. Yes, it happened to me. Part of the learning PSI curve. Curious world it is.

This is the link for the shows Conscious Living with Wendy Garrett on Empower Radio. Six years of shows in the archives. A whole lot of curious is included in the mix.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Weston Missouri Ghosts score a Supermoon - 2016 Ambiance

Supermoon over Price-Loyles house in Weston, Mo
aka Daniel Boone house

“Oh, very good,' interrupted Snape, his lip curling.

'Yes, it is easy to see that nearly six years of magical education have not been wasted on you, Potter.

'Ghosts are transparent.”

- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Couldn't have asked for better timing this year. Center stage in October: Ghosts, Orbs and a Full Supermoon. If you missed it, more Supermoons are on the way for 2016. and

Weston's 2016 Dining with Ghosts and Walking Ghost Tour kicked off the
first of three SOLD OUT nights with perfect fall weather.

Several Main Street shops host ghosts.
Top floor of this
building is now storage
- Basketballs can be heard on the old court.

Crisp and warm night air, light breezes
and the sound of an occasional walnut dropping. The highlight of the night: an Owl serenade.

Perennial favorite, Weston Cafe has been the scene
of some of the town's darker history. 

More recent sightings of the unexplained include
a guest from the 2015 Ghost Tour apologizing
for almost running into the woman volunteer 
who was working back in the kitchen. 

There were no volunteers working in the kitchen. 

To add a bit of background - 
tour volunteers have said the Cafe location
has a different feel to it and at least one who is said to have had a sighting chooses not to return.

Others simply prefer not to go any further than the front of the cafe. The 2015 guest had requested to use the restroom and met the kitchen "volunteer" in passing on her way out.

A new site earning a stop on the tour this year is the Weston Bend Candle Company. Stepping into the store, one is immediately immersed in a world of wonderful aromas.

The back story: Now occupying a corner, the candle store had been located in the middle of the same block. The old location still retains a very pleasant aroma hinting of its former retail incarnation.

No paranormal activity had been experienced at the prior location. Might have been due to that location being converted from an alley when the space for stores was at a premium. Different story now.

Unusual activity began shortly after the owners began moving in. While working to get the store up and running, the owner thought he saw a shadow, similar to a person crossing the room in the unoccupied front area of the store.

The movement was subtle enough he wasn't quite sure what it was he saw, except he knew whatever it was, it was an odd thing to witness in an unoccupied space. The experiences are varied and the activity continues. An eventful tour.

Weston Ghost Walk Ambiance

Great news if you missed the SOLD OUT events this year
and/or if Weston is too far for a visit,
Verna Kowertz, keeper and chronicler of all things
Weston ghost related, now has a book
detailing the haunted history of Weston, Missouri.

Order one from Weston Main Street Galleria.

Thank you to the Volunteer Ghost Tour Guides/Weston Community Theater
More info about the *Daniel Boone house: History Nut of Missouri Blog
More Missouri Haunts: Show Me Scary
Main Street Galleria on Facebook 
Plan now for Christmas in Weston - Father Christmas and a Magical Glow (from Christmas Past)
Visit WestonMo

Saturday, October 15, 2016

10/15/2016 - The Haunting of Asylum 49 - Richard Estep/Cami Anderson

"We dance round in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows." - Robert Frost

  • Winchester Mystery House new - a secret room (video) includes a pump organ and sewing machine. Details. MNN
  • ET/UFO news: 1/Wikileaks Podesta/Clinton - inquiring minds find UFO stuff in a recent info dump  2/Iraq's Transportation Minister says some very interesting stuff, "airport built for aliens" 5,000 years ago. DailyMail
  • 25 unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls now available in two new books. NewHistorian
  • Fantastic race to create an Avatar: 22M prize. Results unveiled at the 2022 Annual Avatar Games. Details: Avatar XPrise   

Conquer the Goldfish
Image credit/BBEVS
Believe it or Not:
Goldfish swallows rock.
Operation removes rock. ($500)
Goldfish all better. CBS News

Thank you!!
Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinar
y Services on Facebook

  • Perfect for this show's theme of hospital hauntings. Nursing student in AZ says she snapped a pic to show her supervisor her finished work and discovered the outline of a boy appeared in the image. Fox10  Real and/or unreal, the sighting is coincidentally timely.

Wendy's Coffeehouse Podcast/Asylum 49 - podcast link here is poor quality - a very good example of ghosts in the machine. 

Takes a unique personality to balance the quirky lifestyle of living with spirits and unexplained with a day job. Cami Anderson and her husband Kimm signed on for that challenge when they bought an old hospital in Utah with the intention of transforming it into a haunted house attraction.

The real deal.
Joined by Paranormal Investigator Richard Estep, who also manages that lifestyle balancing act, the stories about the haunts behind the manufactured spooky of Asylum 49 are the real deal and some are the stuff of real nightmares.

In promoting the show, I made sure to reference room 666 (facebook pic on Cami's page) and I tossed that out as "coming up" while interviewing Richard and Cami. However, the mechanical hi-jinx indicated a redirect.
Sassy enough already. 

An interesting side note: Kansas City is home to the oldest Haunted House Attraction in the US. In operation for over 4 decades and considered the Granddaddy of haunts, also noted for some questionable paranormal elements but not to the extent of Asylum 49. Check last week's Podcast with Margie Kay and Amber

Edge of Hell: "sits at 666 feet above sea level,  oldest running commercial haunted house in the U.S. est. 1975, focused on phobias, home to the record-breaking reticulated python." FullMoonProd 

Note all the interesting connecting dots throughout this segment and post and then follow up with the rest of the story. Read The Haunting of Asylum 49

From the sound of it, book two should be out about this time next year. Richard is going back with the team for Round Two this Halloween night. Suspect the ghosts are ramping up.

Road trip? Do your homework. Here's the Site: Asylum 49.

Links - 
Boulder County Paranormal
Asylum 49 reviews on Yelp
Full Moon Super Moon Reading Mystic Mamma 
Earth Sky Moon info
Just in time for the Ghost walk/dinner in Weston, MO (SoldOut) 

Backstory for today's show -

First things first, Ghosts and non-corporeals really don't bother with whether you believe. When they show up, count on a short list of electrical issues and computer/tech quirks, malfunctions. Know there will be inadvertent emotional discombobulation and then allow for an added dose of inexplicable. Game ON!

(Full Moon) Today - the ghosts in the machine took center stage. Scenes of the flotsam from behind the mic:
  1. Producer Mark indicated a problem with the audio and was trying to sort that out to activate and engage the channels for sound elements. Audio fired and it was garbled. (First time I have heard that in digital mode.) Old school, when we worked with carts, that garbled, sped up sound would have indicated tape burn or meltdown in the cart machine.
  2. Notably, much of the KCMO daily programming show promos were flushed as was the log.
  3. Commercial break entertainment began with Coffeehouse Promos for the next paranormal show (Campfire with Jim Harold) repeating back-to-back, four times.
  4. Sidelined Bernard Beitman/Coincidence promo returned to the lineup. (He's the one who says there is no such thing as coincidence.) Nice touch. Here's that show: Connecting with Coincidence. 
  5. In perfect timing, at the end of the news segment, the audio element that garbled and choked at the intro voluntarily performed with no problem.
  6. Producer Mark was not amused.
  7. And then, the dead air alarm kicked in for another station at about 6:50 and could not be addressed until 7:00. 
Chalk it up to operator error and/or some fantastically intricate, mechanically relevant/irrelevant engineering anomaly or b: Go with the flow and note the details in how it plays out.

End of Act One. Entirely amused and entertained with that portion of the show, no doubt the unseen cameo cast took a bow somewhere in the wings.

Even if I am the only one who is aware of the full extent of the circus behind the scenes, I do find it incredibly fascinating - that connecting of the paranormal dots. Bravo!! Now, on to the next show!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

10/8/16 - Margie Kay, ETs, Ghosts and a world famous snake, Oh MY!

"And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door.
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor:
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted—nevermore!"  - Edgar Allan Poe

Headlines - Unexplained, Trending, Etc ... highlights

  • Big white light UFO on patrol over the city of Moscow in Russia said to be a frequent visitor - Express
  • Blue Book in the works - alien themed drama being readied for the History Channel
  • Bigfoot on Eagle Cam. Huffpost 
  • Crocodile Flip Flop offense/defense worked this time. Youtube EuroNews
  • Trending The Chuck E. Cheese Mele (most recent). Someone made a face at someone else triggering other faces being made, upgrading to hair pulling and smacking. Authorities were called as children fled the scene. 

  • The Angel who saved Baby Lily - Dr. OZ  Police on the scene heard a woman's voice calling for help from a submerged car. Officer Tyler Beddoes describes what he heard and saw that day at the accident scene. Unforgettable. Fourteen hours in cold water, Lily has no residual health issues. His story and others are in the book: Proof of Angels

Podcast: 10/08/16 Margie Kay and Amber Arnett Bequeaith

Halloween plans still up in the air? Join local/Kansas City paranormal/UFO expert Margie Kay for an evening of live spooky ambiance at the haunted Ginger Rogers house: Ghost Hunting 202 with Margie Kay and the Quest Paranormal Team - Sign Up.

Wanting to get even more involved? Background tips for better preparation in her newest book: Gateway to the Dead. Ghost Hunter's field guide.

Among other things, Margie also keeps tabs and oversees the local UFO scene. (The 2011 UFO Flap)

If you have a sighting and prefer not to call MUFON, you can still connect with Margie Kay. Kansas City has been a hot spot or paranormal/UFO activity. Most of that goes under the radar for media coverage and that is where Margie Kay comes in. Explore:

For those who would rather an up-close-and-personal, over-the-top fright fest, Kansas City is home to two of the most thrilling and chilling (heart-stopping) haunted house experiences in the US.

Queen of Haunts/VP of Full Moon Productions, Amber Arnett-Bequeaith talked about preying on fear to intensify the rush at the The Beast and The Edge of Hell attractions. Here's the video for a better perspective.

We also talk about the world's largest snake: Medusa
Listed in the Guinness World Records in 2013, she's on duty now at The Edge of Hell.


Asked about the possibility that the entertainment sites might also have some paranormal activity, Amber admits a higher turnover in the employees stationed at the Edgar Allen Poe exhibit. Margie Kay did a quick remote view and said she could sense a presence. Enough said.

Quoth the Raven ... (N)evermore ... Youtube The Raven/Christopher Lee

Check this vid out for more behind the scenes fun at Kansas City's best Haunted Houses. Zip line show stoppers. Forty-three years of frightfully scary fun. The Beast and Edge of Hell

Happy House Haunting!
“It’s unkind to point out the Obvious To those who don’t want to see it. But it’s worse to point out the Invisible To those convinced it doesn’t exist.” - Ingo Swann

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