Tonight Eric Dwinnells is diving into the magical world of Wizards...only to find the pool is rather shallow! Truth is, he didn't find all that much about the western idea of a wizard: the long-beared old man in the flowing robes and pointed hat just doesn't really seem to be much of a thing outside Lord of the Rings and King Arthur legends. So where did the western idea of the wizard come from? Join Eric as he tries to trace the roots of this well known and well loved fantasy character.
We'll also briefly discuss the various legends of the most famous wizard of all, Merlin!...Although I suppose Harry Potter may be more popular than poor old half demon Merlin these days. Speaking of Harry Potter, we'll also discuss the "truth" behind The Philosopher's Stone (aka The Sorcerer's Stone) and the strange soap opera starring Rudolph the Second, Dr. John Dee and Mr. Edward Kelly.
All this plus a big announcement about a frequent guest cohost and why Eric thinks "Look" is a perfectly good girls name.
Eric Dwinnells has already discussed the alleged use of back masking on Led Zeppelin's mega hit, Stairway to Heaven (ep 4), but tonight he's going to dig deeper into the allegations that Led Zeppelin is, in fact, a satanic band. He'll discuss the legend of the band signing a deal with the devil in a tool shed and why John Paul Jones may be the only member to escape the wrath of Hell. We'll also look at Jimmy Page's so-called obsession with the occult in general and The Beast, Aleistar Crowley, specifically. And just what do those symbols on Led Zeppelin IV mean anyway.
All this plus an update on Eric's injury tonight on Spooky A S!
Intro by Occultic Overtones
Outro is "Houses of the Holy" by Led Zeppelin...listen for references to satan!
This is it! The 100th episode and to make sure it stand out, host Eric Dwinnells has invited not just one guest, but four! First he'll talk with long absent Tom Cole about why he's been away from the show for so long. Then, the two will discuss an major update to an episode that aired last year about Unsolved Mysteries...we don't want to give anything away here, but it seems Eric may have gotten himself directly involved in an unsolved mystery!
Then it's time for the main event!!! Eric welcomes back former/frequent guests Emily Ferguson, Brian Toney and the very quiet Fatima Elmi as they watch and discuss The Deception of a Generation, an 80's anti cartoons, toys, and cereal propaganda video! Yes, it seems in the 1980's Satan decided to jump in the toy box and turn the children of the USA into gay occult killing machines!!!
If you grew up in the 80's you're going to want to hear this. Did you know you were brainwashed and conditioned to think there was nothing wrong with talking to demons and necromancy? Did you know that He-Man is a match for Jesus both physically and magically? Did you know the Care Bears were attempting to start their own religion? E.T. was a homosexual who wanted you to accept him as Jesus? Did you know the Smurfs are actually transexual corpse witches?!?!
I promise, we are not making this up. All these outlandish claims and many, many more are actually presented in Deception of a Generation. It is both hilarious and terrifying and a perfect choice for the supersize 100th episode of Spooky A S!!!
Music by Occultic Overtones (aka Emily)
Tonight host Eric Dwinnells welcomes back Judith Kalaora to discuss The Immortal Man of malden Massachusetts, Ephraim Grey! But there is a problem...Eric tried to research Ephraim Grey online and found very little evidence that he ever lived at all, let alone lived forever. But Judith, who was used to work for a Boston ghost tour company as notes from a training she was given with very specific names and dates relating to the tale. Could it be that someone has done deep research on Mr. Grey and just never thought to publish it anywhere or is it possible that a tour company who's job it is to tell spooky stories might have added a few details for dramatic effect? You decide.
Ephraim Grey was (allegedly) a 19th century mad scientist/doctor who was trying to find the secret to eternal life. Apparently it didn't work because his "manservant" reported his death to police but said his master wanted no inquest or autopsy performed! Years later, when teenagers searched Ephraim's (alleged) tomb, Ephraim was there and looked very much alive! When they came back for a second look...he was gone! Some say he still wanders the town by night. Others say the whole story is B.S.
We'll also discuss Judith and Eric's similar odd jobs and their VERY different views on ghost and the afterlife!
All this and more on tonight's Spooky A S
Music by Occultic Overtones