All Hallows’ Eve
God lives on a planet near the star Kolob
The embers of Beltane are long dead, and now Samhain (the Gaelic word meaning summer’s end) heralds the triumph of darkness over light… a suitable time of year for us to swap supernatural stories and to reflect on matters mortal and macabre.
From Charles Fort (“it’s raining frogs!”) to the Ouija-board-channeling Pearl Curran (“I see dead authors!”) by way of Mothman, the Jersey Devil and Joseph Smith (“God lives on a planet near the star Kolob”) to Richard Dawkins (“a prick”) we’re dispensing a ton of random wisdom tonight. Or something like that.
Guest panelist Brian Clegg is a famed British science writer whose many books have shed light on things like, er – light… and gravity… and time… and so on. Quite the rationalist, then… or is he?
Our other guest panelist is author Charles Cassady Jr. whose three books on American regional ghost stories and paranormal lore address Great Lakes maritime weirdness and strange tales and folklore along the Mississippi River. Creepy!
Presented by Peter Cox, Ian Winn and the sophic Ali Gardiner in the chat room.
Photo by h.koppdelaney