Noctivagant: A Paranormal Book Club

Noctivagant: A Paranormal Book Club

A podcast about the strange, paranormal, otherworldly, and the people who write books about it.

Episodes

April 17, 2024 86 mins

On this episode we continue our South American odyssey as we finish our breakdown of Ardy Sixkiller Clarke's 'Sky People: Untold Stories of Alien Encounters In Mesoamerica'. Join us as we discuss if belief can be separated from the cultures that formed them, how we might apply a cultural myth to a broader understanding of humanity as a whole, and if we can connect with an older way of life or culture without discardi...

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This month Nick leads us into the jungles of Meso-America as we break down 'Sky People: Untold Stories of Alien Encounters in Mesoamerica' by Ardy Sixkiller Clarke. Join us as we discuss ufology's impact on American Culture, The Ancient Astronaut theory, trading alien popcorn for a cardboard suit, and eventually spiral completely out of control. 

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On this Midnight Chat we sit down with Actor, Ghost Hunter, Paranormal researcher, and the author of this months book, Adam Berry!

Check out Adam's website here

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March 20, 2024 82 mins

On this episode we complete our tag-team breakdown of Adam Berry's new book  "Goodbye Hello: Processing Grief and Understanding Death through the Paranormal". Join us and The Quite Unusual Podcast as we discuss the risks of contact with the dead, the afterlife of our pets, and grieving through the paranormal.

Check out The Quite Unusual Podcast website here!
Buy Adam's Book
here!

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March 13, 2024 98 mins

Death is the only true constant of our world. It's all around us, haunting us, a constant reminder of our own mortality. Some endeavor to explore its mysteries through science or religion. Some, like the author of this month's book, go right to the source.

Join us as Rory leads the crew, and special guests Nicole and Noelle of the Quite Unusual Podcast, on part 1 of the journey through Adam Berry's book &qu...

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February 14, 2024 116 mins

Welcome to part 2 of our breakdown of the cryptozoological classic 'Serpents of the Sky, Dragons of the Earth' by F.W Holiday! On this episode Jay takes us into weirder waters. Listen in as we spin off from UFOs to the afterlife, the fey, angelic bigfoot, and ghost diners.

Links to Organizations mentioned by Jay: 

Non profit dedicated to preserving Native art forms post-genocide

Non profit group primari...

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February 7, 2024 90 mins

On this episode Jay takes the gang to Ireland as we break down the cryptozoological classic 'Serpents of the Sky, Dragons of the Earth' by F.W Holiday. Join us for a wild and wide ranging discussion about the nature of legend, sea monster folklore, UFOs, and at least one unfortunate horse. 

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On this Midnight Chat we sit down with the Author of this months book Fred Andersson! Listen in as we have an awesome discussion about Sweden's UFOs, Ghosts, and Gnomes. We chat about Cheerful Satanism, we talk about Paranormal Television and its impact on the culture around the Paranormal and so much more!

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December 13, 2023 92 mins

It is Part 2 of our series on Fred Andersson's Northern Lights: High Strangeness in Sweden!

Come wander the midnight roads  with us as Rory finishes the series taking us through the last half of the book. Stopping along the way to discuss if it is worth it to go "public" with your stories, and what that even means. We talk about how patterns impact our perception of the phenomenon. And we wrap it all up tal...

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December 6, 2023 119 mins

Noctivagant is going international once again! On this episode Rory leads us through Part 1 of Fred Anderesson's Northern Lights: High Strangeness in Sweden where we take a look at some of the stories that Fred has compiled over the years. We talk about the Men in Black, why some people seem to be impacted by paranormal encounters more than others, and how to determine the reliability of a witness. Come take a walk along the M...

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This Midnight Chat is going to be different from the others before it.  Our guest is not an author, nor a paranormal celebrity. He's a friend. A friend that has had some of the most unique experiences we've ever heard. And they didn't happen once or twice...They've happened throughout his entire life. So we sit down and talk with him about them, casually, with no script or prepared questions. We just talk and le...

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November 8, 2023 109 mins

Join us for the exciting conclusion of our coverage of the high strangeness classic: The Vertical Plane by Ken Webster. Join us as we discuss the legacy of the SPR, Ultraterrestrials, temporal distortions, and the enigmatic entities known as 2109 and One. Who are they? And what do they want with Ken and Deb?

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November 1, 2023 89 mins

We are back and ready to go with Noctivagant 2.0!
 
After our break we return with a Nick lead exploration of a hidden classic of High Strangeness: The Vertical Plane by Ken Webster. In Part 1 of the this part 2 series, we attempt to dissect the anatomy of a haunting, argue as to the nature of a poltergeist, and wonder about the schemes of ultraterrestrials. Join us for a walk as we break down one of the strangest stories w...

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To close out The Summer of Secrets we sit down with fellow weirdo and friend of the show: John "Mother F***in" Tenney. Join us as we discuss his history with conspiracy theories, how and why people might believe in them, UFOs/Disclosure, and how to research conspiracy theories without getting lost in the sauce.

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In the final episode of the Summer of Secrets we finish out "The Entity" and speculate on the state of the church in the modern day, the role the Entity may play in current affairs, and the patterns and themes of the organization, all while Nick slowly loses his mind.

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For the first half of our conclusion to the Summer of Secrets Jay leads the crew as we delve into the secrets of the smallest country in the world: The Vatican. Join us as we discuss the church's secret intelligence agency named only 'The Entity', and explore how the existence of this group adjusts how we see the church, the plots they were involved in, and all the blood soaking those holy streets.


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On the 3rd episode of the ‘Summer of Secrets’ Nick leads the crew on a harrowing journey with fringe extremist groups as we break down Jon Ronson’s "Them: Adventures with Extremists". Join us as we discuss the impact of extremist rhetoric, how it endured, and how anyone comes to believe this stuff in the first place.

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On part 2 of The Summer of Secrets Rory leads us into the depths of the ocean to discuss the lost city of Atlantis. We dive down into the pages of Mark Adams book "Meet Me in Atlantis: Across Three Continents in Search of the Legendary Sunken City" and discuss the potential locations of Atlantis, the history of the legend, and debate on if Plato was speaking about this lost city literally or if it was just another metapho...

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On this Midnight chat we sit down with YouTuber, Documentary film maker behind In Search of a Flat Earth,   Line Goes Up, and The Future is a Dead Mall  and so many more Dan Olson!

We have a great chat talking about conspiracy thought, flat earth, meme stock - and so much more!

Check out the socials for Dan:
 https://www.youtube.com/foldingideas
https://twitter.com/FoldableHuman
https://www.patreon.com/foldablehuman


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To kick off the Summer of Secrets we dive into what is hands down the worst book we've ever read: Flatlantis by Eric Dubay. Listen in as Jay leads us on a rage inducing journey through the Flat Earth belief system, accompanied by a wide ranging conversation about conspiracy thought, the new age alt-right pipeline, the great gravity 'lie', and how anyone comes to believe this stuff in the first place.


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