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, freelance investigative researcher Wendy S. Painting, PhD, and writer/producer Holland Van den Nieuwenhof discussed their extensive research into the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and Timothy McVeigh, revealing startling new biographical... More »
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.
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.
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... More »
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.