Ghost Magnet with Bridget Marquardt
Katie Burr, The World’s Greatest Ghost Hunt and I Like Scary Movies

Katie Burr, The World’s Greatest Ghost Hunt and I Like Scary Movies

October 28, 2019

Locked In PennHurst Asylum with Katie Burr.

Imagine someone crazy enough to let themselves be locked inside the PennHurst Asylum for a week? Meet Katie Burr who appears on A&E’s “World's Biggest Ghost Hunt.” But for someone who grew up in a house where the paranormal was, normal. Meet Katie Burr. Recorded LIVE at the haunted HD Buttercup, the current home to the “I Like Scary Movies Experience,” Katie shares stories about investigating the subbasements of Alcatraz on “Ghost Lab,” Hill View Manor, and hanging out in graveyards. Then make sure to check out Facebook page to see exclusive video of our campfire ghost chat with folks at I Like Scary Movies about their ghostly encounters. 

 

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I Like Scary Movies Experience 

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@ilikescarymoviesexperience

 

Bridget Marquardt

Bridget Marquardt is best known to television audiences and pop-culture connoisseurs as the sweet and brainy star of E! Networks’ wildly popular reality show “The Girls Next Door.” After moving out of the Playboy mansion in January 2009, Marquardt hosted “Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches,” a sixteen-episode series on The Travel Channel in which she traveled the globe searching for the world’s best surf, sand, and sun in countries including Croatia, Jamaica, Thailand, Spain, Australia, and the United States. 

 

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@Bridget on Twitter

@BridgetMarquardt on Facebook

 

Lisa Morton - Ghost Reporter

Everyday is Halloween to award winning horror author and Ghost Reporter Lisa Morton. She has published four novels, 150 short stories, and three books on the history of Halloween. Her most recent releases include the anthologies Haunted Nights (co-edited with Ellen Datlow) and Ghost Stories: Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense (co-edited with Leslie Klinger), both of which received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly. She lives in the San Fernando Valley, and can be found online at www.lisamorton.com.

https://lisamorton.com/zine/

 

Amazon Link: 

https://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Morton/e/B001JRZ8NC%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

 

About Katie Burr

Katie Burr grew up in a household where the paranormal was openly discussed and accepted. Both her Mother and Grandmother would tell her stories of their encounters with the paranormal when she was very young, and she began having her own experiences at the age of twelve. She considers herself to be highly sensitive, and from a young age she began exhibiting heightened sight and hearing. Her mother used to wonder how her daughter could possibly have seen an approaching plane so far in advance of it coming into others’ sight. Katie’s investigative approach has been shaped largely by her heightened sensitivity, combined with her upbringing in a scientific household and lifelong exposure to the paranormal. This unique combination of abilities and understanding give her an extremely healthy balance of openness and skepticism. She has appeared as an investigator on Discovery Channel's Ghost Lab, as well as A&E's upcoming World's Biggest Ghost Hunt. She now has ten years of experience as a paranormal investigator, and also works as an Interior & Graphic Designer.

 

Website: katieburr.com

Instagram: @katieburrofficial

Vampires, Fangs & Fun with Father Sebastiaan

Vampires, Fangs & Fun with Father Sebastiaan

October 21, 2019

Meet Father Sebastiaan, Fang Smith, Fang Daddy, Impresario. He’s got a lot today. And, with Bridget getting fitted with a new set of FANGS, Father Sebastiaan gets to talking.

Recorded LIVE at Memento Mori’s in Hollywood, join Ghost Magnet Bridget Marquardt as she takes through the myths, histories and adventures of Modern Day Vampires. But there’s lots more dirt to dig.

You might remember him from being possessed by an evil spirit while starting at Bela Lugosi’s mirror at Zak Baggins Haunted Museum.

Father Sebastiaan has been active in the Vampire / Vampyre subculture since 1992.  He is a Master Fangsmith, published author and Impresario of the Endless Night Vampire Ball.  Father has appeared on Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, CW, History Channel, Discovery and MTV. His interviews have been in the New York Times, Glamour, Cosmo, Revolver Magazine and many more.  He travels between Paris, New York, Florida, New Orleans and LA making fangs and hosting events.  

Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 

@ fathersebastiaan

http://www.fathersebastiaan.com

https://endlessnight.com

 

http://www.mementomori-la.com/index.html

 

 

Ghost Magnet Facebook Group: 

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Bridget Marquardt

Bridget Marquardt is best known to television audiences and pop-culture connoisseurs as the sweet and brainy star of E! Networks’ wildly popular reality show “The Girls Next Door.” After moving out of the Playboy mansion in January 2009, Marquardt hosted “Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches,” a sixteen-episode series on The Travel Channel in which she traveled the globe searching for the world’s best surf, sand, and sun in countries including Croatia, Jamaica, Thailand, Spain, Australia, and the United States. 

@BridgetMarquardt on Instagram

@Bridget on Twitter

@BridgetMarquardt on Facebook

 

Lisa Morton - Ghost Reporter

Everyday is Halloween to award winning horror author and Ghost Reporter Lisa Morton. She has published four novels, 150 short stories, and three books on the history of Halloween. Her most recent releases include the anthologies Haunted Nights (co-edited with Ellen Datlow) and Ghost Stories: Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense (co-edited with Leslie Klinger), both of which received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly. She lives in the San Fernando Valley, and can be found online at www.lisamorton.com .

https://lisamorton.com/zine/

 

Amazon Link: 

https://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Morton/e/B001JRZ8NC%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

 

About Father Sebastiaan and the Sabertooth Clan.

Father Sebastiaan is perhaps the central personality of the modern in the Vampyre / vampire subculture.  Joining the community in 1992 he is considered to be one of the most influential figures on modern Vampyrism and vampirism with his contributions in the areas of philosophy, spirituality, fangsmithing and nightlife. He is also an avid lover of vampire mythology, steampunk, wolves, history, 19th century art, French culture, ancient Egypt, NLP, psychology and philosophy.

 

Fangsmith - Sabretooth Custom Fangs 

Sebastiaan is grandson of an orthodontist and nephew of a dentist, Sebastiaan got his first pair of fangs in November 1993 and in 1994 picked up his late Grandfather’s dental tools and began his fangsmithing career; with his first customer being his mother.  Since then he has traveled the world hand crafting making custom fangs and has become the world’s most famous fangsmith.  His personal clients are known as Sabretooths or the Sabretooth Clan, which is currently the most advice and largest vampire / Vampyre Family in the world.   

 

Impresario - Endless Night Vampire Ball

Since the mid 1990s Father Sebastiaan began working for legendary New York nightlife personalities Peter Gatien ( of Limelight fame) and Chi Chi Valenti of MOTHER / Jackie 60 to produce vampyre parties for his fang clients.  This accumulated into the birth of Endless Night Vampire Ball, detailed as a “Venetian Masque Ball, meets a Vampire Court, with the energy of a rock concert and the elegance of a burlesque cabaret.”  Since these origins Endless Night was listed in 2010 as the #1 Halloween party in the world by TripAdvsisor.com and events being held in New York City, Paris, London, Amsterdam and all leading to the main event every Halloween in New Orleans at the House of Blues.   

Author

A lover of communications Father started as editor of the Vampyre Almanac, a semi annual journal about his own vision of real life Vampyre culture.  Since this time he has since go on to be published and write several influential books on the subject including Sanguinomicon “Lexicon of the Living Vampire” (Weiser Sept 2010), The Sabretooth Clan Book (TheSanguinarium.com Press Oct 2010), Vampyre Virtues “The Red Veils” (TheSanguinarium.com Press 2010) and Vampyre Magick “Grimoire of the Living Vampire” (Weiser March 2012).  He currently has several books in the works and for more information about his writings visit his books page.

The Alexandria Hotel & DNLA Hotel Haunts with Craig Owens

The Alexandria Hotel & DNLA Hotel Haunts with Craig Owens

October 14, 2019

When in the city of Angeles you can’t help but look for ghosts at some of LA’s legendary hotels, especially the notorious Alexandria Hotel, Mission Inn and Hotel Cecil. 

Meet the man behind Bizarre Los Angeles, Craig Owens. Craig’s an LA-based writer and photographer who began staging vintage style photo shoots at haunted hotels as an idea for an Old Hollywood themed project. Little did he know that while on location, he he would catch his first ghost on film. This left him wondering if his photo shoots were somehow triggering paranormal activity.

Craig’s book, "Haunted by History, Vol. 1," earned a Publishers Weekly Star Review. His encyclopedic knowledge of each hotel's history, paired with his haunting photography and sense of humor has made him a favorite of historical societies and ghost enthusiasts alike. His next volume, featuring the true histories of eight more haunted Southern California hotels, will be released in 2019.

He’s appeared on "My Ghost Story: Caught on Film" about an apparition at the Palomar Inn in Old Town Temecula. Since that time, he's been quoted in James Bartlett's book, "Gourmet Ghosts 2," and Colin Dickey's book: "Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places." More recently, he has appeared on Nerdist's popular "Bizarre States" online podcast, and has been featured in "Los Angeles Magazine," and "NBC Los Angeles."

https://bizarrela.com

https://www.facebook.com/bizarrelosangeles

 

 

Ghost Magnet Facebook Group: 

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Bridget Marquardt

Bridget Marquardt is best known to television audiences and pop-culture connoisseurs as the sweet and brainy star of E! Networks’ wildly popular reality show “The Girls Next Door.” After moving out of the Playboy mansion in January 2009, Marquardt hosted “Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches,” a sixteen-episode series on The Travel Channel in which she traveled the globe searching for the world’s best surf, sand, and sun in countries including Croatia, Jamaica, Thailand, Spain, Australia, and the United States. 

 

@BridgetMarquardt on Instagram

@Bridget on Twitter

@BridgetMarquardt on Facebook

 

Lisa Morton - Ghost Reporter

Everyday is Halloween to award winning horror author and Ghost Reporter Lisa Morton. She has published four novels, 150 short stories, and three books on the history of Halloween. Her most recent releases include the anthologies Haunted Nights (co-edited with Ellen Datlow) and Ghost Stories: Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense (co-edited with Leslie Klinger), both of which received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly. She lives in the San Fernando Valley, and can be found online at www.lisamorton.com .

 

https://lisamorton.com/zine/

 

Amazon Link: 

https://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Morton/e/B001JRZ8NC%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

 

About Craig Owens

Los Angeles-based photographer Craig Owens first fell in love with history and the paranormal in 1972. At that time, he was as a seven-year-old boy playing on the grounds of a Southern plantation known as Waverley, located outside of West Point, Mississippi. While Waverley’s owners admitted to seeing and hearing the ghost of a young female child, Craig never encountered her. Yet the atmosphere and history of Waverley stayed with him long after his family moved to Texas.

In 1994, he moved to Los Angeles and began to work freelance in the film and television industry. His production credits include Fudge (1995), The Christmas Box (1995), Wag the Dog(1997), Phone Booth (2002), and The Gilmore Girls (2000-2001).

In 2002, Craig left film production to work for the Century City Chamber of Commerce and later the International Cinematographers Guild, I.A.T.S.E. Local 600. While working for the chamber of commerce, he contributed articles for the Century City View and wrote the History of Century City.

In 2009, Craig began staging vintage style photo shoots at haunted hotels as an idea for an Old Hollywood themed project. While on location, he experienced paranormal activity. This left him wondering if his photo shoots were somehow triggering it.

The following year, he started his Facebook blog, Bizarre Los Angeles, a page dedicated to Los Angeles’ forgotten history. He also continued to hold vintage photos shoots at haunted locations. Little did he know that his love for haunted hotels would bring media attention. In 2013, he appeared on My Ghost Story: Caught on Film after he unintentionally photographed an apparition at the Palomar Inn in Old Town Temecula, California. The following year, the online magazine, The Verge, published an article on his paranormal experiences at the Aztec Hotel in Monrovia, California.

Craig Owens has now gained notoriety for his photography and his passion for historical research. He has also appeared in other people’s books, including Gourmet Ghosts 2 by James T. Bartlett and Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey. He has also been featured in articles published on Los Angeles Magazine and NBC Los Angeles.

While he firmly believes that ghosts exist, he is reluctant to accept all paranormal stories. He instead approaches the subject with a good deal of skepticism, preferring to err on the side of not believing enough. He also encourages his readers to form their own opinions as to whether ghosts are real, and warns people not to believe in ghost legends unless the legends are supported by historical fact.

 

https://bizarrela.com

https://www.facebook.com/bizarrelosangeles

 

 

About Haunted By History, Volume 1

Haunted by History, Volume I, by Craig Owens uncovers little known facts about eight prominent historic hotels in Southern California and the origins behind many of their ghost stories.

Not only does his well-documented research separate facts from fiction, but Owens also keeps the subject matter interesting by interweaving historic photos with his own elaborately staged Old Hollywood-style photos shot in the most haunted rooms, hallways, and lobbies. This unique book blends solid research, fascinating insights, and haunting photography that will appeal to believers and non-believers alike.

Hotels and inns featured in Vol. 1 are the Hotel del Coronado, Victorian Rose Bed & Breakfast, Julian Gold Rush Hotel, Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Alexandria Hotel, Wyndham Garden Pierpont Inn, Banning House Lodge, and Glen Tavern Inn.

https://www.amazon.com/Haunted-History-Separating-Historic-California/dp/0997688106

Dead & Alive from The Queen Mary & Dark Harbor Experience

Dead & Alive from The Queen Mary & Dark Harbor Experience

October 7, 2019

This week we have another special episode because I am recording live from the infamous Queen Mary in Long Beach, California! The Queen Mary’s creation and launch was nothing if not extraordinary and her story is rich with history, elegance and grandeur. From the time her construction began in 1930 in Clydebank, Scotland, the Queen Mary was destined to stand in a class all her own. Despite suffering economic setbacks during the Great Depression, which stalled construction on the ship for several years, Cunard Line spared no expense on building the Queen Mary. In this episode we’ll talk to Queen Mary Commodore Everett about its haunted history and his personal experiences with the QE2’s ghostly guests. And I’ll also speak with Steve Sheldon, Executive Producer of the Queen Mary Dark Harbor experience. 

 

I have said this on my show before but there are so many hotels or other locations that try to deny or hide it and one of the things that I LOVE about the Queen Mary is how they embrace it. I love to hear about the things others have experienced, the nightly ghost tours and I love that you use those stories as the basis for some of the mazes in Dark Harbor! And recently re-opening the most haunted room on the ship to allow brave souls like me to spend the night!! We are going to talk more about that later but I am a definite fan.

https://www.queenmary.com

 

Ghost Magnet Facebook Group: 

https://www.facebook.com/Ghost-Magnet-with-Bridget-Marquardt-2480154975336666/

 

Bridget Marquardt

Bridget Marquardt is best known to television audiences and pop-culture connoisseurs as the sweet and brainy star of E! Networks’ wildly popular reality show “The Girls Next Door.” After moving out of the Playboy mansion in January 2009, Marquardt hosted “Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches,” a sixteen-episode series on The Travel Channel in which she traveled the globe searching for the world’s best surf, sand, and sun in countries including Croatia, Jamaica, Thailand, Spain, Australia, and the United States. 

@BridgetMarquardt on Instagram

@Bridget on Twitter

@BridgetMarquardt on Facebook

 

 

Lisa Morton - Ghost Reporter

Everyday is Halloween to award winning horror author and Ghost Reporter Lisa Morton. She has published four novels, 150 short stories, and three books on the history of Halloween. Her most recent releases include the anthologies Haunted Nights (co-edited with Ellen Datlow) and Ghost Stories: Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense (co-edited with Leslie Klinger), both of which received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly. She lives in the San Fernando Valley, and can be found online at www.lisamorton.com .

https://lisamorton.com/zine/

 

Amazon Link: 

https://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Morton/e/B001JRZ8NC%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

 

 

 

About The Queen Mary. 

The Queen Mary’s creation and launch was nothing if not extraordinary and her story is rich with history, elegance and grandeur. From the time her construction began in 1930 in Clydebank, Scotland, the Queen Mary was destined to stand in a class all her own. Despite suffering economic setbacks during the Great Depression, which stalled construction on the ship for several years, Cunard Line spared no expense on building the Queen Mary!

On May 27, 1936, the Queen Mary departed from Southampton, England embarking on her maiden voyage. She boasted five dining areas and lounges, two cocktail bars and swimming pools, a grand ballroom, a squash court and even a small hospital. The Queen Mary had set a new benchmark in transatlantic travel, which the rich and famous considered as the only civilized way to travel. She quickly seized the hearts and imaginations of the public on both sides of the Atlantic, representing the spirit of an era known for its elegance, class and style.

Since her retirement from the sea as an active liner in 1967, the Queen Mary has never been more popular as an iconic Southern California attraction, hotel, and venue for special events. The ship carried some 2.2 million passengers in peacetime and 810,000 military personnel in the Second World War, but here in Long Beach, an estimated 50 million people have visited. The day the ship was launched in 1934, a well-known English psychic, Lady Mable Fortiscue-Harrison would predict, “The Queen Mary will know her greatest fame and popularity when she never sails another mile or carries another fare-paying passenger.” A compelling insight!

For three years after her maiden voyage, the Queen Mary was the grandest ocean liner in the world carrying Hollywood celebrities like Bob Hope and Clark Gable, royalty like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and dignitaries like Winston Churchill. During this time she even set a new speed record, which she held for 14 years. But when the Queen Mary docked in New York in September 1939 that would be the last time she would carry civilian passengers for many years.

As World War II started, the Queen Mary's transformation into a troopship had begun. She was painted a camouflaged grey color and stripped of her luxurious amenities. Dubbed the "Grey Ghost" because of her stealth and stark color, the Queen Mary was the largest and fastest troopship to sail, capable of transporting as many as 16,000 troops at 30 knots. After the end of WWII, the Queen Mary began a 10-month retrofitting process, which would return the ship to her original glory. On July 21, 1947, the Queen Mary resumed regular passenger service across the Atlantic Ocean, and continued to do so for nearly two more decades.

The increasing popularity of air travel helped signal the end of an era for the Queen Mary. By 1965 the entire Cunard fleet was operating at a loss and they decided to retire and sell the legendary Queen Mary. On October 31, 1967, the Queen Mary departed on her final cruise, arriving in Long Beach, California, on December 9, 1967. She has called Southern California her home ever since. The Queen Mary is now a floating Hotel, Attraction and Event & Wedding Venue, home to three world-class restaurants and an icon in Southern California.