Professor Gruntsplatter's Spookatorium
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The idea of a roadside Museum of Curiosity has always appealed to me. The Spookatorium is my nod to that… There is no dark ride here, no midnight movie house, no miniature golf course full of bizarre obstacles, no dusty oddities or head scratching curios… but I hope to bring you just a little of that spirit.
||ExplicitEpisode 028||Our 4th Halloween episode, this time we have fiction from Orrin Grey & Ambrose Bierce. In addition we look at the life of clairvoyant Marinus B. Dykshoorn. Marinus B. Dykshoorn, passed away last month. He was believed to have gift from a very early ag||10/24/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpookatorium 027||Holy Cats! After three years in the ground the Spookatorium has returned. In this episode we look at Cotard’s Syndrome a psychological affliction where the sufferer believes themselves to be dead, missing organs or simple non-existent. We’ve g||9/27/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpookatorium 026||Welcome to the 3rd annual Halloween episode, Episode 26. This time around we pay tribute to Harry Houdini who left this mortal coil on Halloween back in 1926. In addition to the stupefying feats of conjuring and illusion he was best known for, Houdini s||10/30/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpookatorium 025||Welcome to Episode 25, once again it has been too long… This episode features some potentially landmark news from the world of Cryptozoology, but first things first… Out of the gate we discuss the bizarre affliction that has come to be known a||8/12/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpookatorium 024||Welcome, after a long delay, to Episode 24. Computer issues and chain stores downloaded their grief upon my doorstep in a flaming paper bag. Hopefully, I will get back to a proper schedule now and that some of you are still listening… First up, we r||6/13/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpookatorium 023||Episode 23 has arrived… tin foil hats are optional but fashionable. This time we take a peek at the life of Thomas Dyott. Dyott amassed a sizable fortune selling patent medicines under such tantalizing names as Roberton’s Infallible Worm Destr||4/11/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpookatorium 022||Episode 22 is upon us, this go around we examine numerous instances of a aural phenomenon described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead as the sound of the soul separating from the body. Buzzing and grinding sounds that build to a crescendo have been associ||3/16/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpookatorium 021||Welcome gawkers to episode 21 of the show! This episode we examine the Jewish ritual of Kapparot – the transfer of sins into the body of a chicken and the sacrifice of the chicken prior to Yom Kippur… as well as recent performance of it in New||2/27/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpookatorium 020||Greetings once again, episode 20 is now up for your consumption. It is nice to reach the 20 show landmark. This time we take a look at a rise in reports of possession, exorcisms and the mark of the beast in the news, and some things the Catholic church||2/6/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpookatorium 019||Episode 19 is now up, this time out we take a look at an alleged forbidden tome called Oriuagor, and the superstitions and warnings associated with reading the work. We also look at the very real likelihood that it’s all a marketing hoax. Next we revi||1/6/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpookatorium 018||Welcome to episode 18, some of the little improvements I have been hoping to do for awhile finally got taken care of, so hopefully you’ll like those. This time out we look at the legacy of Mary Toft, she was involved in a hoax in 1726 that drew the at||12/16/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpookatorium 017||Well, this was intended to be the second annual Halloween episode… it is a bit late. Listen to it through pumpkin shaped headphones if you will. Halloween is a time of year and a feeling in the air, not simply a day on the calendar. This episode looks||11/12/2007||Free||View in iTunes|