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Halloween Special! Spooky Graveyard Chat in the Dead Center of Abergavenny!

Halloween Special!!!!!!!! 


Dead Creepy Podcast was recorded "live" from the dead center of Abergavenny, South Wales UK in a graveyard. 

Join us, Claire and Linzi on this investigation with raw footage, as we sit in a graveyard at midnight especially to record this creepy light-hearted and humorous podcast. Whilst enjoying a bottle of wine, we discuss some of the Celtic traditions of Halloween.


Find out what happens when we find one of Daryl's relatives! 


To read more about the children buried at the bottom of our garden as discussed in this show


In Part Two of the Sage Paracon 2017 Coverage Dead Creepy Podcast sisters Claire Barrand and Linzi Smith interview 

Jeff Belanger "Ghost Adventures" 

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Jeff Belanger is an author, adventurer, and one of the most visible paranormal researchers today. He’s the founder of the new legend tripping movement and is the Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series which debuted on PBS in October of 2013.

Since 1997, the journalist has interviewed thousands of eyewitnesses to paranormal occurrences. He’s the ultimate insider and knows how to connect with people from all walks of life when it comes to the unexplained.

He is the author of over a dozen books on the paranormal (published in six languages) including the best sellers: The World's Most Haunted PlacesWeird MassachusettsOur Haunted Lives, and Who's Haunting the White House? (for children). He's the founder of, the Web's most popular paranormal destination according to Google, and a noted speaker and media personality. In January of 2014, he was asked to give a prestigious TEDx talk in New York City.

He's also the host of the cable/Web talk show, 30 Odd Minutes which is available in over 9 million homes in the United States and Europe on Sky TV. Belanger has written for newspapers like The Boston Globe and USA Today and has served as the writer and researcher on numerous television series including Ghost AdventuresParanormal Challenge, and Aftershocks on the Travel Channel. He's been a guest on hundreds of radio and television programs including: The History Channel, The Travel Channel, Biography Channel, PBS, NECN, Living TV (UK), Sunrise 7 (Australia), The Maury Show, The CBS News Early Show, CBS Sunday Morning, FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates, National Public Radio, The BBC, Darkness Radio, Australian Radio Network, and Coast to Coast AM.

Nikki Folsom - Writer/Investigator 


Nikki Folsom is an independent author whose fascination with the paranormal began early. She saw her first apparition at the young age of five. Strange experiences continued throughout her journey into adulthood.  With limited resources and a new family, Nikki attempted to ignore the unexplainable activities and force herself into a “normal” reality.

Her reality shifted quickly when her daughters began witnessing frightening occurrences of their own. Conflicted, she found herself with one of two choices - continue to pretend this activity wasn't occurring or facing it head on. 

After twenty seven unfulfilling years in corporate America and an intense curiosity in the paranormal, she made the decision to chase her dreams by diving head first into the world of writing.

When she began volunteering at a haunted theater in 2009, she realized the historic location would be the perfect subject for her first publication. For months, Nikki invested time in researching and writing her first book, The Haunted Harlequin. Now that the book has been released, she plans to continue investigating, researching, and writing about other haunted locations from around the globe.

Nikki was born in south central Pennsylvania. After a brief stop in Florida and Illinois, she and her family now call San Antonio, Texas home.  When she’s not writing, Nikki enjoys reading, traveling, photography, theatre, and spending time with family and friends. She loves hearing ghost stories from her readers through email, social media, and at appearances.



Greg Lawson "The Paranormal Detective" 


Greg Lawson is a 10 year military veteran and is a career law enforcement officer who is currently a patrol sergeant in Central Texas. His expansive and diverse background along with his academics studies leads to his interdisciplinary perspective on education, training, and human interaction.

Since 1982, Greg Lawson has served in the United States Army as an Infantry Parachutist, in the United States Navy as an Operations Specialist, and in the United States Air Force as Security Forces Combat Arms Instructor. During this service, he received three campaign medals and his deployments include Central America, Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and two Western Pacific sea deployments.

Greg is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and holds an honorary Admiral commission in the Texas Navy.
Greg received his master's degree in education, specializing in the management of technical education, complex adaptive systems, and how to manage change within large organizations. He is a proud alumni of Texas State University

Robert Murch World Leading Ouija Specialist 

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Robert Murch is the world’s foremost collector, historian, and expert on Ouija and Talking Boards and serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Talking Board Historical Society which he founded. His bizarre relationship with Ouija began after watching Kevin Tenney’s Witchboard in 1986, a century after the talking board made its debut. Murch purchased his first antique Ouija board in 1992 and became obsessed with unraveling the mystery of its origins. Since then he’s devoted his life to researching the history of the Ouija board and its founders, with Murch often traveling the world to track down descendants of all those involved with the introduction of the mystifying oracle.

Murch showcases his research and knowledge on his websites and, having collaborated with Hasbro, Winning Moves, USAopoly, TCG Toys, and ToyCo (producers of the Ouija board today), the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and on various films including Ouija, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Ghost Team, Inherent Vice, What Lies Beneath, Sugar & Spice, and Drive-Thru. He’s also consulted on or appeared in numerous TV programs featuring Ouija, including Fox’s The Exorcist, Investigation Discovery’s True Nightmares, UKTV W’s Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live, Destination America’s Exorcism: Live!, Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures and Mysteries at the Museum, ABC’s Castle, TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, CW’s Supernatural, A&E’s Storage Wars and Paranormal State, Showtime’s Bullshit!, Smithsonian Channel’s My Million Dollar Invention, HGTV’s Who’s Lived in my House?, CBS Sunday Morning, and 30 Odd Minutes. Numerous periodicals including the Smithsonian Magazine, TIME Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Baltimore Sun, and Inventors Digest consulted Murch for popular articles on Ouija boards and featured him and his research on the topic while Reddit tapped him to host an IAmA on all things Ouija.

Murch is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM and an accomplished international lecturer, speaking at museums and conferences around the world. He was named guest curator of the Baltimore Museum of Industry's groundbreaking Ouija exhibit Let the Spirit Move You, often collaborates with the Strong – The National Museum of Play, and through the Talking Board Historical Society, organized OuijaCon 2015 which celebrated Ouija’s 125th Anniversary with the city of Baltimore. Murch is currently collaborating with Brandon Hodge to create a book on the definitive history of spirit communication. Ever the pioneer, Murch was one of the first same-sex couples legally married in the United States and lives with his husband, Gary Halteman, in Denver, Colorado. What’s next for Murch? You’ll just have to ask the Ouija board! For more information, please visit


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In Part One of a two-part episode Dead Creepy Podcast Hosts Claire Barrand and Linzi Smith cover Sage Paracon 2017 and interview special guests including 


John Zaffis "The Godfather of the Paranormal" 

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About John

John Zaffis has over forty-three years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. He has had the opportunity to work for and with his aunt and uncle, Ed and Lorraine Warren. This sent John beyond looking for ghosts and hauntings and into studying demonology under the Warrens. This led into John's involvement with cases of possession and exorcism, which gave him the opportunity to work with prominent exorcists in this field, including Roman Catholic priests, monks, Buddhists, rabbis and ministers. John has assisted and worked with well-known exorcists Bishop Robert McKenna, Father Malachi Martin, and the Reverend Jun.

His research has taken him throughout the United States, Canada, England and Scotland covering several thousands of cases. Through hands-on investigating with other investigators and clergy, he has obtained a great deal of knowledge and understanding of the paranormal and is considered one of the foremost authorities in the field today.

John has a lot of first-hand paranormal experience, including experience with ghosts, poltergeists, and demonic and diabolical entities. He has also worked extensively with both spiritualists and psychics concerning how their knowledge is used for channeling, reincarnation (past-life regression), calling of the spirits for information, and how they use meditation to acquire the information which they are seeking. Because of his personal experiences with hauntings, ESP, near-death experiences, and other paranormal activities, he is firm in his conviction that such phenomena exist.

John has been featured in the SyFy television series Haunted Collector., Discovery Channel's documentaries A Haunting in Connecticut and Little Lost Souls. John has also appeared on Unsolved Mysteries, Piers Morgan, and many other print and news media events. John also appears in Graveyards and In A Dark Place, both books written by Ed and Lorraine Warren. John's first book, Shadows of the Dark, co-written with Brian McIntyre, was released in September, 2004. John has also appeared on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures. John is working on multiple follow-up books currently, and is lecturing all over the United States at colleges and universities.

Over the years, John has collected many hundreds of possessed items either given to or sent to him by people wishing to be rid of them. The John Zaffis Paranormal Museum opened in 2004 in order to display these items, and continues to be open today. John wrote and starred in the documentary film Museum of the Paranormal, released in 2010, which gives the viewer a tour of his museum and the stories behind some of the objects.  John was the starring role in the television series Haunted Collector which ran on SyFy from 2011 through 2013.


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BRIAN J CANO "Scared!" "Haunted Collector" 

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Since 2002, Brian has officially been a wanderer on a path of adventure and discovery. Having been inspired at an early age with shows like In Search Of… as well as the movie, Ghostbusters, Brian’s paranormal journey found direction with the cable-access-to-web show, SCARED!

Evolving from the Skeptic to the Scientist under the SCARED! banner, those early dalliances in urban exploration led him into exploring the many possibilities that existing and emerging technologies offered for paranormal investigation. It was this focus that resulted in his inclusion on the Zaffis family-centered show, Haunted Collector, which ran for three seasons. On the show, Brian was the Tech Specialist, responsible for the implementation and use of all the gadgets and gear. Best known for mixing old and new techniques of investigating, he often found himself doing the physical tasks, such as crawling under houses and up into attics. He also served as second in command of the team and helped to manage the deployment of the crew itself.

Ultimately, his goal as an investigator is to measure, quantify and get empirical evidence to support the claims of paranormal activity reported while maintaining his skeptical edge. “It’s not the phenomena I am skeptical about, it’s those who report it”.

Recently, Brian has been touring the world appearing at paranormal events as well as lecturing at colleges. His successful, “The Method” event tour has helped attendees find focus and become better investigators. In his spare time, Brian co-created a paranormal card game called “The Three Pillars” which simulates an investigation and includes many figures in the field on the cards themselves. His work has been praised in several publications, including TAPS Paramagazine and Haunted Times Magazine. In 2016, he served as the Lead Global Investigator on the inaugural National Ghost Hunting Day’s “World’s Largest Ghost Hunt” where he led an experiment entitled, “The Bridge” to try and link the world in a web of active, collective consciousness.

His latest focus has been on spreading “#Paralosophy”, a term he coined as a mash-up of paranormal and philosophy. “There are a lot of people out there doing the Work now and I’d like them to think more and do less. Really consider the whys before addressing the hows”.

Claire Hinks Psychic Medium 


Claire says, 

"When I was 14yrs old I began hearing voices. But the voices had no faces just lots of bodies in my mind, a bit like being in a busy pub and hearing the drone of people chatting. Not long after this started, sadly my beloved Grandad passed away. I had shared my gift with him and he had been extremely supportive and very open-minded. I will always love him for that.

For the next 20 something years, I did very little about “using” my gift. I guess you could say I was busy growing up, getting a job, married and having a family! But then one day about 4years ago I went on a paranormal investigation and the light came back on. The rest is history. From that day on I have daily contact with the spirit world, seeing, hearing, feeling and sometimes even smelling them. I began doing one to one readings which grew into group events and now the groups are slowly getting bigger. Spirit have supported me all the way giving me opportunities which I now recognise as progress in my development. Along the way I often feel my Grandad around me and at times he has been a strong guiding hand from the spirit world. It helped me to realise that everything happens for a reason because as much as I miss Grandad in the physical world, he has been incredibly helpful to me from the spirit side!  I feel very lucky to be able to connect people with their loved ones in spirit and to give them the comfort and validation they so often need.

I am completely embracing my journey now and the more I connect with people the better the communication becomes. So far so good……….."

 Russel Edwards 



Russell Edwards is a 48-year-old businessman, originally from Birkenhead, who has, after years of dedicated research, produced the definitive evidence to prove the identity of the world’s most famous murderer: Jack the Ripper. Russell, who is married with two children and now lives in the south-east of England, explains here how a combination of chance, hard work, and cutting-edge science has finally resolved the 126-year-old case: read more -

Rev Dr. David Parry Spiritualist/Writer 



As a published author, poet, dramaturge, Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, active Libertarian, member of the World Nation Writers' Union - and prominent (Old Catholic) Bishop, David Parry has made personal contributions to British arts for over 30 years, while serving the general interests of our indigenous artistic community abroad. Currently, he is the Chairman of Eurasian Creative Guild: a project attempting to create networks between actors, writers, dancers, singers, filmmakers, and poets from across Central Asia and Europe. 

To contextualize, following his move to London in the early ‘80s, he graduated in religious studies at King’s College, London, thereafter obtaining a Master’s degree in Pastoral Theology at Heythrop College, London. Relatedly, he is presently completing a D. Philos on Henrik Ibsen at the University of Bergen in Norway, before being installed as a Professor of Drama at Osh State University next October (2017). He has a near obsession with Sacred Theatre on both a practical and theoretical level. Certainly, he has written dramas as well as performed on stage and screen – not to mention having worked as a director and producer when required – as a means to evolve his passion, whilst simultaneously breaking untried boards.



MJ Dickson is the Founder and Lead Investigator of Sage Paranormal as well as the Founder of Sage Paracon UK, based in West Midlands, UK. Her experiences with the paranormal began at a young age and she soon realized that she had inherited her mothers’ psychic abilities. But paired with her military father’s penchant for logic, MJ found that this unusual combination of psychic and cynic lent itself perfectly to becoming a successful paranormal investigator. Those skills soon came in handy when she suspected she was living in a haunted house and wanted answers. Since forming Sage Paranormal in 2011, MJ and her team have investigated numerous locations throughout the UK. Due to their professionalism, and the level of evidence they were able to document, Sage Paranormal is recognized as one of the UK’s most well-known and well-respected paranormal teams.

Don’t let her diminutive stature fool you, Dickson is known to have “balls of steel”, running towards all manner of the unexplained. In fact, MJ lectures at paranormal conventions worldwide, teaching other the risks involved and the basics of investigating. A popular Paracon lecturer, MJ is constantly searching for new and innovative ways of documenting physical evidence of the paranormal. Her book, which is a ‘How to’ guide, introducing the reader to the world of paranormal investigation, as well as basic psychic development, includes a short biography and is due for release in 2017.


Missing in the Woods Part Three

Part Three of "Missing in the Woods"

Narrated by Claire Barrand 


From the Reddit thread, "I'm a search and rescue officer for the US Forest Service"


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This week on Dead Creepy Podcast!

Claire and Linzi are back with their usual round up of paranormal gossip and banter including...


Jeff Belanger, Nikki Folson,  Robert Murch, MJ Dickson and Claire Hinks all pop in to say hello to us as we build up to the event at WARWICK CASTLE






Daryl Whitebottom investigates "HAUNTED MAGAZINE" is it... actually "Haunted" though? 

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We discuss the 40th Anniversary of the Enfield Haunting! read more here


With special thanks to Paul Stevenson Editor of Haunted Magazine for the magazines, and MJ Dickson of Sage Paracon for organizing the special guests.

BEDTIME STORY is a Welsh Folklore Story from Llangattock Hillside ( in view of Dead Creepy Headquarters! ) 

 With thanks to Graham Watkins for permission to read from his book WELSH LEGENDS AND MYTHS


"Hi. I’m Graham Watkins and I have spent several years researching Welsh legends and myths. It has been a wonderful project and great fun as I explored rugged mountains, mysterious castles, enchanting waterfalls and golden beaches to discover the tales that have been handed down from generation to generation. Wales is a land of mystery and being a Celtic race the Welsh are fantastic story tellers. I've collected eighty of my favourite legends together in my book 'Welsh Legends and Myths.'



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Missing in the Woods Part Two

Claire Barrand reads part two of some accounts of strange disappearances from a search and rescue officer.

Narrated from Reddit's "No Sleep" 

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“Missing in the Woods” Part One (Chilling Search and Rescue Stories)

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Claire Barrand reads some accounts of strange disappearances from a search and rescue officer 

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Including a special announcement!

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“Moon” an original story written by Claire Barrand ( bonus episode exclusive to Dead Creepy Podcast )


MOON an original story written by Claire Barrand 

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Narrated by Claire Barrand for Dead Creepy Podcast 

 Based on a true story 

In tribute to the true story of Miss Edith Mary Parry, aged twenty-one, the 6th of January 1987, when her body was found in the canal at Llanfoist. Believed to be pregnant, her lover Edgar Thomas Watkins had promised her marriage, however, he informed her he was marrying someone else.  A verdict of "suicide whilst temporarily insane'' was returned.

With Thanks, Music Credits "Tana Slip into The Abyss" 



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“NO SLEEP” final part of our four part creepy story “Strange things are happening in my town in South Korea”



Linzi is on holiday

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and Daryl Whitebottom is on tour with the International Buttcracks

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Claire speaks to International Buttcracks drummer Rancid Magic about his haunted drum kit...

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The final part of our four-part serial creepy story "Strange things are happening in my town in South Korea"


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Ghost hunters claim to have captured the moment the 'spirit' of ancient Egyptian priest Nesyamun returns to his casket at museum

ALSO the story behind THIS painting in a hospital in  Ah - gwah - ching Minnesota 


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Who has been taking the credit for another researcher's work?
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Daryl gives us his opinion on this doll... 
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versus THIS doll...
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and we discuss "The Philips Experiment"

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Ghost Stories from a North Wales Asylum by Peter Glyn  
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