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Varla Ventura

Biography:

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.

Past Shows:

Skinwalkers/ Banshees

In the first half, author and paranormal investigator Hoss Lors discussed his years living on a Navajo reservation and his witnessing of the amazing powers of the Skinwalkers, the Navajo name for a type of shape-shifter. In the latter half, author Varla Ventura talked about the folklore of banshees and other creatures of the night. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Mermaids & Strange Creatures

Explorer of the weird and unusual, Varla Ventura, discussed her research into Mermaids and other strange and mythical creatures that come from the sea. She also updated her investigations into magical beings, including fairies, banshees, gremlins, werewolves, and shape-shifters. First hour guest, lecturer on new technologies, health and earth science related issues, Dr. Nick Begich, talked about the reported shutdown of Project HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program). ... More »

Host: George Noory

Vampires & Werewolves / Open Lines

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

Christmas Folklore & Open Lines

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

Bizarre Stories & Sleepwalking Tales

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

Bizarre/Freaky Calls

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

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