Matthew L. Swayne is a journalist who currently works as a research writer at Penn State. Matt has worked as a reporter and as a music reviewer for several newspapers and online outlets, such as CentreDaily.com and Music.com. He is a regular contributor to the recently revitalized version of Omni Magazine, called Omni Reboot. He writes the Anti-Matter column, which looks at fringe science and the paranormal, for the online magazine. He has also worked on writing projects with Paranormal State's Eilfie Music. Balancing skepticism with an open mind, Matt uses his experience in journalism and interest in both ghost lore and the paranormal to collect and tell stories about the supernatural.
In the first half, George Knapp talked with UK researcher and writer Richard Thomas about a wide range of paranormal theories related to hauntings, ghosts, and other anomalous activity. One such theory proposed by author Richard Holland is that a shapeless, formless intelligence connects to the human mind in some way.