Stories with Sapphire

Stories with Sapphire

Join host Sapphire Sandalo (Something Scary, Paranormal Caught On Camera), a Filipino American exploring paranormal and supernatural phenomena through stories, interviews, and poems. To share your story, ask for paranormal advice, or share interesting news, send an email to StoriesWithSapphire@gmail.com | www.storieswithsapphire.com (http://www.storieswithsapphire.com) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support... Show More

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July 1, 2020 20 min

I’d always known that my great grandfather, Marciano Calderon (Mars for short) died in World War 2, but I didn’t know much else. Then, when I was texting my mom about my podcast, she asked if she ever told me the story of how they found Lolo Mars’ body. She hadn't, and so my mom reached out to her aunt (my Lola Terrie) to make sure she had all the details right. Then, she emailed me my great grandmother’s memoir page by page, s...

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There’s something about tattoos that provokes a strong reaction. Sometimes that reaction is admiration, for the pain tolerance of its wearer. Other times its aberration, disgust that anyone would taint their bodies in such a way. But for indigenous Filipinos, receiving batok (a traditional tattoo) was a spiritual event; a ceremony.

In this episode, I want to undo any negative stereotypes surrounding tattoos by sharing its history b...

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When we think of historical movements in American history, people of color are typically excluded from the narrative. And as non-black allies, we need be aware of how to make our allyship more inclusive. In this episode, me and my guest Mindy Scott (Femlore Podcast) will be going over these movements. We are not experts on the topic and simply want to share what we’ve learned, and so we welcome any feedback or corrections.

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June 17, 2020 39 min
Whether domestic, wild, or spiritual, animals of all kinds play a huge role in our lives. In this week’s episode, I share my parents’ encounter with a spiritual bird, and I chat with Em Lock, better known as Emzotic, who not only has a terrifying paranormal experience but a vast well of animal knowledge that can teach us how to be more empathetic and open minded humans. Chapter 1: The Sparrow Spirit Chapter 2: Our Companions, with ...
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On Stories With Sapphire, I love sharing stories about Filipino culture, but it no longer feels appropriate to continue doing so without addressing our community’s issues with colorism and anti-blackness. This is my way of learning how to handle these conversations better with certain family members who disagree with me, and I hope hearing other people's stories helps you start these difficult conversations as well.

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It's the endlessly debated topic: what actually happens when we die? We may never know for sure, but until then, all we have are stories - the experiences of those who have caught a glimpse of the other side. In this week’s episode, I’ll be sharing stories from my Tita (a nurse with an incredible gift) and psychic medium June Ahern, whose near death experience sent her on her spiritual path.

Chapter 1: The Messenger
Chapter 2: ...

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While the show is on a break until Season 2, I'd like to read for you Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale, "The Masque of the Red Death," a story that was written in 1842 and yet has found relevance in our world today.

Don't be like Prince Prospero - here are some simple ways you can help others during this pandemic:

- Donate money, supplies, or food to local charities providing relief for those affected by the pan...

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April 22, 2020 9 min

While Stories With Sapphire is on a hiatus until May 20th, I wanted to share the work of some of my friends and fellow independent podcasters that I know you'll love listening to during lockdown! Check out their shows and show them some love!

In order of appearance:

Euphomet - with Jim Perry
https://www.euphomet.com

Scare You To Sleep - with Shelby Scott
https://www.scareyoutosleep.com

American Hysteria - with Chelsey Weber-Smi...

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April 20, 2020 1 min

New episodes every Wednesday! 

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April 15, 2020 39 min
The first season finale of Stories With Sapphire is about the threats that are invisible to some, and painfully real to others. I know I may not be able to make you all believers of the supernatural, but I hope, at the least, to make you believers of people. Chapter 1: Bloody George Mackenzie, by Charlie, https://www.instagram.com/charliedrawsjourney Chapter 2: Get Down, with Linda Lower Chapter 3: It Might Still Be Here, with Roby...
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April 8, 2020 35 min
We’re all familiar with the image - a woman in all white, with long hair covering her face. It’s common in movies and ghost stories - but why? In this week’s episode, I’ll be sharing stories from those who have encountered a woman in white... and lived to tell the tale. Chapter 1: She Wants My Baby, written by Aimy Chapter 2: It Was You All Along, with Cheri Passell Chapter 3: The Horror at The Great Star Theater, with Ying  Listen...
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March 25, 2020 30 min
Supernatural occurrences often happen among those with whom we have close relationships, whether it’s our friends, significant others, or, most commonly, our family. What I love about these stories is that they reveal this unseen, unexplainable force that connects us. In this episode, you’ll meet sisters Brittany and Melissa, whose family communicates through symbols from the other side, as well as Jim Perry, host of the Euphomet p...
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March 18, 2020 41 min
Nabarang: the Cebuano word for "cursed." That's what this week's episode is about - people who have experienced or delivered a curse.  Chapter 1: Bewitched in Siquijor, by Sam http://www.mindfulwanderlens.com, IG @mindfulwanderlens Chapter 2: Don't Mess With Me, with Lyn Pacificar, https://www.herbalaria.com Chapter 3: In The Shadows Chapter 4: The Hat Man, with Michelle Davis Subscribe to American Hysteria ...
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The spirits of our ancestors are all around us, guiding and teaching us. In this episode, I'll be sharing stories that will help you hear their voices, and hopefully inspire you to dig a bit deeper into your pasts. Chapter 1: Full Moon Ritual Chapter 2: Allow the Remembering, with Lyn Pacificar, https://www.herbalaria.com Chapter 3: The Pacific, by Jame Legaspi, https://www.facebook.com/norcal.JamieLegaspi | https://ko-fi.com/j...
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Just when I think I’ve heard it all,  I am always pleasantly thrilled when a story comes along that surprises me. That’s what today’s episode is about - people who have witnessed something that is difficult to categorize. Unexplainable things, that you may or may not heard of, that are possibly not of our world.  First, I welcome back Derek Hayes, host and creator of the Monsters Among Us podcast, as he describes a cryptid he witne...
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Do we have ownership of our souls? This week's episode dives into the topic of demon possession, along with other ways in which we can become possessed.  Chapter 1: We Are All Possessed  Chapter 2: My Demon, Anxiety Chapter 3: The Case of Clarita Villanueva Chapter 4: Don't Be Scared, It's Just Your Lola, with Gerlie Collado Chapter 5: The Visitation, written and narrated by Andrew Tate, Let's Not Meet Podcast (http...
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February 19, 2020 34 min
Dreams are all just in our head...right?  Chapter 1: Bangungot Chapter 2: My Sleep Paralysis Demon Turned Itself Into My Boyfriend (https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/d3d9el/my_sleep_paralysis_demon_turned_itself_into_my/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) , written by reddit user anxiousnddreamy Chapter 3: The Shared Dream, with Genesis and Grace Chapter 4: Dreams Within Dreams Chapter ...
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Have you ever experienced something so coincidental, that it made you believe that maybe some things are predetermined?  Chapter 1: How I Met My Husband Chapter 2: The Soul of Teri Ilasco, by Maika Illaneza Chapter 3: Just A Coincidence Chapter 4: The Reluctant Psychic, with Derek Hayes Listener mail submitted by Brandy Check out Derek Hayes' podcast Monsters Among Us (http://www.monstersamonguspodcast.com/) . --- Send in a ...
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February 5, 2020 35 min
When I was younger, I recorded my grandpa telling his unbelievable encounters in the Philippines. These stories sparked my obsession with the paranormal, mythology, and folklore.  Chapter 1: Why I Love Supernatural Stories Chapter 2: The Little People Chapter 3: Aswangs and Maria Labo Chapter 4: How to Kill an Aswang Chapter 5: Zack Ford, written by Gaven Godbolt Listener Mail submitted by Alphy --- Send in a voice message: http...
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