Varla Ventura was introduced to the strange and unusual at a young age. Her first game was a Ouija board and family picnics in cemeteries were common outings. She spent most of her formative years exploring graveyards, underground tunnels, and abandoned mansions in, around, and under Nevada City, California. She is the author of Sheroes, and a life long love of the true oddities inspired her to write the trivia book The Book of the Bizarre: Freaky Facts & Strange Stories.
In the first half of the program, author Varla Ventura discussed vampires, werewolves, banshees, and other terrifying entities. Open Lines followed. ... More »Host: George Noory
Author Varla Ventura joined George Noory to share bizarre and weird holiday stories, like the Scandinavian Trolls who love to dance and drink through the night on Christmas Eve. Open Lines followed. At the end of the program, George played a recording of Detroit broadcaster Lee Allan's reading of A Letter from Michael. ... More »Host: George Noory
In the first half, George Noory journeyed into the world of the bizarre with author Varla Ventura. Open Lines followed, featuring a special 'sleepwalker' hotline. ... More »Host: George Noory
During Open Lines, George invited callers to share their own bizarre and freaky tales. Richard in Pennsylvania recounted the strange story of Stone Man Willie, who according to legend was turned to stone by a botched embalming procedure. ... More »Host: George Noory