Haunted Baseball / Libertarian Campaign

Hosted byRichard Syrett

Haunted Baseball / Libertarian Campaign

About the show

Authors and researchers Mickey Bradley and Dan Gordon have been compiling stories of ghosts lurking in baseball fields and clubhouses, as well as hotels and other places where teams gather. Joining Richard Syrett, they began with a quote from Yankees’ player Derek Jeter, who during a tense moment in the 2003 American League Championship Series with the Boston Red Sox, was heard to say "the ghosts will come eventually." A player with a low batting average made the game-winning hit in extra innings and secured the Series title for the Yankees. Bradley and Gordon said that this was part of a superstition amongst Yankee teammates who believe legendary players are present to help the team during games, especially (as Jeter also said) during the postseason. They also told the story of a statue of Babe Ruth that workers had a difficult time removing from the grounds of the old stadium to transport to the new one, as if it didn't want to leave.

Bradley said that baseball is unique among major sports as it is so unpredictable and "on any given day, the last place team could beat a first place team." Because of this, he said, fans and particularly players are always trying to find explanations for why a team can’t win, when they can’t find any logical reason. The authors also talked to employees and night watchmen at storied ballparks such as Dodger Stadium, where Gordon said workers have reported a "white, foggy figure making its way across the field" in the faint nighttime glow of the city lights. Gordon said that "a lot of players were actually eager to talk about their stories" mainly because it was a relief to reveal something about a subject that they actually enjoyed.


Joining the program in the first hour was Joseph Buchman, who is running for Congress in Utah on a Libertarian platform he calls "Go to L," which includes life, liberty, love, legalization and "let us alone." Buchman has been attempting to inject the UFO and disclosure issue into politics for almost a decade and now feels that prejudice against the subject in politics is "less now than there was in 2008." One of the ways he believes that current and former government personnel can tell what they know is to initiate legislation that would protect so-called "whistleblowers" from prosecution if they were allowed to tell their stories of UFO and even alien sightings and contact. Buchman thinks that this is the only way to learn the truth and begin to "see ourselves as Earthlings" rather than warring countries and factions.

Open Lines

Open Lines occupied the last hour. Remington called in from Alaska to tell his story of a frightening nighttime visitation when he was 12 years old. Home alone at night and in bed, he heard his pet cats start "screaming," and suddenly went silent as he noticed a large figure standing in the hall, whose "arms were down to the floor." He covered his face with the blanket, but when he dared to look again, the figure was standing right over him. He remembered nothing until waking up the next morning. Terry in California told the story of his great grandmother, who saw an apparition of an old boyfriend, and later learned that he had passed away the same day. Angie in Ohio said that her mother awoke one night with a "bloodcurdling scream" and had to be calmed down. Her aunt accused her father of bringing a demon home in a household object which became "a portal to our world."

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