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WILKESBORO, NC – (April 9, 2008) – Internet radio program Shadows in the Dark celebrates its one year anniversary on BlogTalkRadio with a 24-consecutive-hour paranormal broadcast live from the haunted Smithey Hotel in Wilkesboro, NC at midnight Eastern time on April 19, 2008, continuing through April 20 until midnight.
Sponsored by paranormalnews.com, FATE Magazine and Mysteries Magazine, Shadows in the Dark hosts will welcome celebrity paranormal guests, giveaway prizes and engage in live investigations of three haunted locations during the celebration.
"I have always been a huge fan of Art Bell, George Noory and Coast to Coast AM and dreamed of one day doing what they do, bringing awareness to the world of the unknown and mysterious,” said creator and host of Shadows in the Dark, Jeremiah Greer. “Now, Shadows in the Dark is celebrating one year of doing exactly that. BlogTalkRadio has made this possible; made a dreamer into one living that dream."
Participation in the show is free; registration is required (also free) to engage in the text chat. The show streams live from the Shadows in the Dark BlogTalkRadio profile page at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/shadowsinthedark and archive recordings of the show will be available at the same link. The call in number for the program is (718) 508-9887.
Paranormal experts include John Hogue, Nick Pope, The Dream Dudes and Barrie Schwortz, to name a few, will join the show during the live stream. Guests that will be on location include Florida’s “Master of the Weird” and author Charlie Carlson, Actor Dot Dehli of the upcoming movie “Henry Blackhart is Dead” and Founder of the Anomalies Network and Conspiracy Theorist Olav Phillips. Complete schedule can be found at http://www.shadowsinthedarkradio.com/24hour.html.
“Shadows in the Dark are dispelled in happy illumination appearing with Jeremiah Greer,” said self proclaimed rogue scholar John Hogue (http://www.hogueprophecy.com). “His is one of my favorite stops on the radio talk show circuit. Take it from me, that's saying a lot about the quality of what you'll hear on this program because I've done somewhere around thousand interviews on four continents since 1994."
John Hogue has traveled three times around the world studying meditation disciplines, reporting on new religious movements, cults, and compiling a reference of the world's prophecies concerning the future of humankind entering a new millennium. Considered a world authority on Nostradamus and other prophetic traditions, Hogue is critically acclaimed for his ability to cut through the social, religious, and nationalistic projections of prophets and their interpreters to find threads of insight they all share. He has received wide international recognition appearing on over 100 television and 700 radio shows on three continents.
"Shadows in the Dark is a great show,” said Nick Pope (www.nickpope.net), author and leading authority on UFOs about his last appearance on Shadows in the Dark. “It flowed really well and with lots of sharp questions it was a great opportunity to present new and interesting information."
Nick Pope used to run the British Government's UFO project at the Ministry of Defense. Nick also looked into other mysteries such as alien abductions, crop circles and ghosts. He now continues his research in a private capacity and is recognized as a leading authority on UFOs and the unexplained. He does extensive media work, lectures all around the world and has acted as a consultant on numerous television documentaries.
Hourly giveaways will include; signed copies of Linda Godfrey’s “Beast of Bray Road” and Robert Shcneck’s “The President’s Vampire”; gift certificates to FATE Magazine’s online store, a full set of Mysteries Magazines back issues, 50 Shadows in the Dark commemorative t-shirts and more.
Haunted locations being investigated include Old Wilkes Jail, Robert Cleveland House and The Smithey Hotel.
The Smithey Hotel was built in 1891 and purchased by Nikeard “Nike” Smithey in 1906. No longer an operating hotel it is used for special events by the current owner. Many people have reported seeing the ghost of Mrs. Smithey walking the hallways. Other experiences include seeing the ghost of the school nurse Bertha Bell and a lady floating around the painted ceiling at the top of the stairs.
The Old Wilkes Jail was built in 1859 and most notably held two famous inmates, including Otto Wood, who was incarcerated at 15 for stealing a bicycle. Otto escaped all 10 jails and prisons except for the Old Wilkes Jail. The most famous inmate was Tom Dula, of the ballad made famous by The Kingston Trio, “Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley.” Many have claimed to have experienced numerous paranormal activity here from footsteps, chains being dragged across the floor to voices arguing in the upstairs cells. The ghost is credited as being Tom Dula, who many believe was innocent of the murder he was charged with.
The Robert Cleveland House was built in 1779 by Robert Cleveland, an American revolutionary who was from Wilkes County, NC. It said that the rocking chair in the downstairs room occasionally will rock on its own and many have reported seeing a woman dressed in era clothing sweeping in front of the fireplace.
Prior to the show on Saturday, April 19, Greer invites listeners to participate in Wilkesboro’s famous candle light ghost tour guided by Wilkesboro Historian RG Absher. Guests will be taken to many of Wilkesboro’s haunted locations, including a Civil War enactment during the tour. Locations do include The Old Wilkes Jail, The Robert Cleveland House, The Smithey Hotel and many others. The tours start at 7pm Eastern and admission is just $5 per person.
About Shadows in the Dark
Shadows in the Dark is a paranormal-themed interactive internet talk-radio show presented by Eastern Paranormal Investigators Group (E.P.I.C.) and hosted on BlogTalkRadio. Launched April 20th 2007, Shadows in the Dark began with the goal of helping others understand the mysterious world we live in. Hosted by E.P.I.C. co-founder Jeremiah Greer, the twice weekly show airs on Sundays at 9:30pm and Thursdays at 10pm Eastern time.
Greer has over 12 years experience researching and studying the paranormal and other topics that might be seen as controversial. He feeds his passion for the unknown through books, documentaries, investigations or just about anywhere else that might discuss it. He keeps an open mind to all the theories that are out there with a strong belief that "anything is possible no matter how crazy it may seem".
Launched August 2006, BlogTalkRadio is a free, web-based platform allowing any user with a phone and a computer to host a live, interactive radio show -- no downloads or extra equipment needed. Hosts call into the service by phone to broadcast. Each show can accommodate unlimited live listeners. Completed broadcast, are automatically archived as a podcast. Since the company’s launch, thousands of hosts have broadcast more than 72,000 shows. Notable guests on BlogTalkRadio such as Yoko Ono, Brad Pitt, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Brian DePalma and more appear on the Best of BlogTalkRadio page. Notable hosts include The Department of Defense; Marla Cilley, the FlyLady home and life organizer; Doug Christie, former NBA player; and the LAFD. BlogTalkRadio’s citizen broadcasting network can be found at http://www.blogtalkradio.com