4/12/2015 Scott Walton BTE Radio’s Pop Culture Segment Host

Posted by beyondtheedge on Tuesday, 14 of April , 2015 at 7:23 pm

Due to our guest canceling because of illness, tonight Eric and I will be joined by our own BTE Radio’s Pop Culture Segment Host Scott Walton and we’ll be discussing the upcoming movies and television shows for the summer of 2015.
Scott is a stage and voice actor. Former owner of a comic store, cast member for the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival and will be appearing as an extra on tv and a movie as well coming out this year (watch closely, you may miss him). Scott tries to live life with trying to have the best stories at the end of his life. In the immortal words of Jimmy Buffett, I’d rather die while I’m living than live while I’m dead. He has also been entertained by all things sci fi and fantasy. He has so many fond memories of reading comics as a kid and is a bit of an evangelist in comics. Scott firmly believes that there is something for everyone in comics and tries to get new people to read all the time.    Scott is one of the new writers for the new blog Sector 3. Which covers a variety of entertainment topics such as comic books, horror,  sci fi and fantasy.  Scott will appear on the show every other month to update you on the latest in entertainment and pop culture news!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scott.walton1?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/swalton7969


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4/5/2015 Open Mic Night/Call in

Posted by beyondtheedge on Monday, 6 of April , 2015 at 6:11 pm

Due to tonights guest cancelling due to illness, we invite you to tune in tonight for an open mic night on BTE Radio.  Eric and Marie will be reading the latest Paranormal news and taking your phone calls toll free at 1-877-677-2858 or 724-824-1494.  Join us in the chat room at http://www.para-x.com/live.htm or http://tunein.com/radio/Para-X-Radio-s84861/


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3/29/2015 who’s our Mystery Guest? Tune in to find out!

Posted by beyondtheedge on Tuesday, 31 of March , 2015 at 2:46 am

John Zaffis.mp3[/podcast]This week we shake things up a bit on the show.  Eric and Marie welcome a surprise mystery guest to the program.  

Our mystery guest has been investigating the paranormal for close to 40 years. With years of experience under his belt and a wealth of knowledge, our mystery guest has appeared on television, film, countless books, newspaper and magazine articles.  He is well known and well respected by not only his peers but by anyone he has helped or worked with over the past four decades.   He’s a collector of sorts and remains very busy dividing his time between his family, investigating the paranormal, countless appearances, helping others in need, and lecturing at events across the country. 

Our mystery guest has appeared on BTE Radio multiple times and we are thrilled to have him joining us once again.   Eric’s niece Hunter Brinker will be guest Co-hosting with Eric and Marie for this upcoming show that is proving to be not only a fun and entertaining time but a very educational episode.  

To find out who our mystery guest is, you’ll have to tune in this Sunday night 8 to 10 pm Est.  See you then! 



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3/22/2015 John Kirk III Cryptozoologist and Author

Posted by beyondtheedge on Monday, 23 of March , 2015 at 6:03 pm

Eric and Marie don the Safari helmuts, the hiking boots and gather our passports as we go exploring this week with our guest John Kirk III of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club.

The author of the award-winning book In the Domain of the Lake Monsters, John Kirk is one of the world’s leading cryptozoological investigators. As president of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (BCSCC), John is part of a team of investigators that have searched for cryptids such as Ogopogo, Sasquatch, Cadborosaurus, black alligators, unknown cameloids, lacustrean cryptids and giant salamanders in the province of British Columbia.

The club is scientifically based with a large portion consisting of open-minded academics who feel the existence of new species of animals lying undiscovered is not such a farfetched idea. John is also Editor and Publisher of the BCSCC Quarterly well-known for its balanced approached to the enigma of mystery animals and also author of the club website.

John has ventured far afield in his quest for evidence for the mystery animals of the world in many areas of the world including Scotland, the Republic of Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo. In 2001 and one John was part of the Cryptosafari team which investigated reports of an animal called Mokele Mbembe which bears an uncanny resemblance to a sauropod dinosaur. While on this expedition the Cryptosafari team unearthed the first reports of a manlike creature standing over six feet tall, with three toes and fingers which in habits the Cameroon-Congo border region known to locals as the Dodu. Another mystery animal, the Ngoubou, was also described and this animal has features consistent with those a styracosaurus, part of the family of ceratopsians said to have been extinguished from the planet millions of years ago.

In addition to his cryptozoological research, John is a keen student of police methodologies and investigation techniques which he feels are very useful in the field of cryptozoological research. Analyzing and then organizing clues and evidentiary materials is an important part of the cryptozoological method and John is keen to share this with other researchers in this field.

John has also extensively studied the musculature of the creature in the Patterson film and in 1999 was the first to report specifically on the substantial musculature differences between the creature and a human being which were detailed in the BCSCC Quarterly.

It is John’s hope that the day will come when cryptozoological researchers will be at the forefront of using technologies and equipment that are of the cutting edge variety in their search for cryptids.

British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club

the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (B.C.S.C.C.)


So join us as we go deep into the brush looking for some of these elusive creatures with our guest John Kirk III This week on BTE Radio.


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3/15/2015 Jamie Davis and Sam Queen Haunted Asylums, Prisons and Sanitoriams

Posted by beyondtheedge on Monday, 23 of March , 2015 at 6:00 pm

This week Marie and Eric welcome Author Jamie Davis and Co-Author Sam Queen to discuss some of our favorite places we’d love to visit and investigate. Haunted Asylums, Prisons and Sanitoriums.

We’ll be talking about their book and discussing some of the more famous haunted locations like Alcatraz, Moundsville, Mandsfield Reformatory, Waverly Hills and more. It’s sure to be a hair raising adventure as we get set to explore these buildings that were host to tragedy and negative history.

“Haunted Asylums, Prisons and Sanitoriums” Explore frightening ghost stories and true paranormal encounters at ten well-known, haunted institutions across the United States. This unique collection of investigations is filled with terrifying photos, spooky highlights from on-site tours, and historical information about each location.

Jamie Davis is a writer, traveler, and investigator of lost things. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.

Sam Queen is a lifelong traveler and paranormal enthusiast. He had watched paranormal shows on television for years, but always wanted to know if what they presented as evidence was real. When Jamie presented him with the opportunity to go on a public ghost hunt, he jumped at the chance. They both became hooked after their initial ghost hunting experience. Sam received the validation that he was looking for from this (and subsequent investigations), that ghosts are real. Sam spends his free time jogging and hiking in the great outdoors.

Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums explores the country’s scariest institutions, including the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia Penitentiary, and St. Albans Sanatorium. Discover creepy conversations between the authors and restless spirits, interviews with facility staff and knowledgeable ghost hunters, and helpful tips gathered from each investigation. You’ll also enjoy an introduction to basic ghost hunting equipment and detailed information about organizing your own visits to these haunted establishments. 
To learn more about Jamie visit her website 



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3/8/2015 Daniel Johnson MesoAmerica and Mormonism

Posted by beyondtheedge on Tuesday, 10 of March , 2015 at 7:24 pm

This week Eric and Marie welcome Author, Blogger and explorer Daniel Johnson to the show.

Daniel Johnson is the principal author of An LDS Guide to Mesoamerica and the new An LDS Guide to the Yucatan. His firesides on ancient American sites, culture, and artifacts that relate to Mormon beliefs are always well-received. He is an active high priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has taught Mormon Gospel Doctrine classes for six years. As a missionary in Argentina, he has had many opportunities to explain Mormon beliefs to others and has appeared on radio talk shows like Spooky Southcoast in Massachusetts and DriveTime Live in Utah to discuss Mormon positions and answer questions.

Enjoy this episode of what is sure to be a fascinating discussion with our guest Daniel Johnson.





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3/1/2015 Darkness Radio’s Tim Dennis and the new BTE Radio Marie Samuels

Posted by beyondtheedge on Tuesday, 10 of March , 2015 at 7:22 pm

We kick of a brand new moth with some new things coming to BTE Radio.  First, we announce the winner of the BTE Radio Search for a new Co-Host Contest .  Marie Samuels will take her place in Co-Host seat permanently as the fun begins this Sunday night.  

Eric and the new BTE Radio Co-Host are happy to welcome our good friend Tim Dennis to the program as we talk with Tim about his interest in the Paranormal, Electronic Voice Phenomenon and maybe even throw in a little “pro wrassling” discussion.  It’s sure to be a great time with Darkness Radio’s own Tim Dennis this Sunday night 8 to 10 pm Est. 

Tim is a life time resident of Minnesota, he grew up in Blaine and attended Winona State University where he studied Mass Communication and Radio Broadcasting. He later graduated from Brown College in 1993. Tim has continued working in radio behind the scenes.
Tim’s interest in the paranormal also stems from his youth with dream visitations from deceased relatives. Although the more skeptical of the two, Tim remains open minded and willing to explore the many possibilities of the paranormal. His grounded nature helps keep Dave in check. Tune in weekly to share in their experiences in The Darkness on The Edge Of Town. 



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2/22/2015 Ladies of Bigfoot: Kathy Strain, Monica Rawlins, Melissa Hovey-Larsen and Sharon Lee

Posted by beyondtheedge on Tuesday, 24 of February , 2015 at 9:09 pm

Cryptid month comes to a close as Fred Kracke is our last contestant in the BTE Radio Search For A New Co-Host Contest.
Fred and Eric welcome three well recognized ladies of Bigfoot Research, Kathy Strain, Monica Rawlins , Melissa Hovey-Larsen and surprise guest The Bigfoot Field Reporter Sharon Lee to the program this week.

Kathy Strain is the Heritage Resource and Tribal Relations Programs Manager for the Stanislaus National Forest in Sonora, California. She has a M.A. in Anthropology and is conducts research on native cultures and their traditional bigfoot beliefs. Her book, Giants, Cannibals & Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture covers this subject in depth, including 154 stories from 57 tribes from throughout North America. Kathy is also the on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers www.bigfootresearch.com
and a member of the North American Wood Ape Conservancy.

Monica Rawlins is a stellar figure in the world of sasquatch/bigfoot studies and investigations. A cofounder of the Texas Bigfoot Research Center and vice chair of the Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers, Monica enjoys great popularity as co-host of the acclaimed CryptoCast web-based broadcast. Among Monica’s other major achievements is her role as the co-organizer of the Original Texas Bigfoot Conference which brings together hundreds of investigators and researchers from across North America and globally. The conference has previously shattered attendance records for events of this nature. Monica is an experienced outdoors woman with an extensive background in Bigfoot research and the paranormal. Her experience has included training new investigators in the areas of field work, safe outdoor practices and evidence collection. She’s been a field researcher for over 11 years and has traveled across the U.S. to conduct her research in the field of Bigfoot. Her television work includes featuring in the MonsterQuest episode on the History Channel where she was a member of a historic all-woman bigfoot investigations team, a first in the field of Bigfoot and in television history. As well, Monica was featured in Weird Travels on the Travel Channel. Her other media experience consists of co-hosting popular pod casts “Beyond the Edge Radio”, “The Grey Area”, “The Bigfoot Field Reporter” and most recently the videocast, “The CryptoCast”, where her quick wit and no-nonsense attitude toward research and evidence has garnered her a solid fan base. While her main research recently has been dedicated to the search for Bigfoot, Monica has also kept an active interest in all things cryptozoologial and paranormal. Her points of interest and knowledge, outside of Sasquatch, are Native American legends with a focus on Skinwalkers and Windego. When time permits, Monica also researches and investigates ghosts and hauntings in the North Texas Area. In addition to Monica’s paranormal investigations in Texas, she also has extensive knowledge on hauntings and legends of the British Isles. TV appearances: Travel Channel 2005 Weird Travels, episode “Bigfoot” MonsterQuest 2006 Episode “Bigfoot”, all female expedition to Skookum Meadow in Washington State: Weird Travels:

Melissa Hovey-Larsen, began her research into the Bigfoot Phenomenon while living in Dallas, Texas in 2005. Since then she has conducted or organized field expeditions in the great states of; Texas, Washington, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Louisiana. Melissa then moved to Ohio in 2008 and married fellow ABS Board member, Wayne Larsen, in October of 2014 where they continue to conduct research in the large expanses of Ohio’s State Parks and private property.

Melissa is a tough, no-nonsense, researcher who applies her educational background, and work experience in criminal investigations, to the research.

Melissa is the current president of the “American Bigfoot Society”, (ABS). Melissa owns the blog, “The Search for Bigfoot,” (txsasquatch.blogspot.com). Where she discusses the research and her own personal opinions of, “evidence,” being released publicly and the larger issues affecting the research community as a whole.

Since 2007, Melissa, has co-hosted many Internet radio shows starting with: “Let’s Talk Bigfoot,” on Talkshoe. She then joined Sean Forker and, “The Sasquatch Experience,” in February 2008. In June of 2008 she began co-hosting a new program on Talkshoe, with friend and Field Researcher Monica Rawlins, titled, “The Grey Area,” which moved to BlogTalk Radio.

Melissa was also featured in the all-female expedition episode of the History Channels “Monster Quest” titled “Bigfoot”. She also appears in Nat Geo channels, “Paranatural 2: Sasquatch Planet.” Melissa has also appeared as a guest on many internet radio programs and nationally syndicated radio talk shows in reference to this mystery.

Melissa was also a speaker at the 2012 and 2013, “Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo,” in Chautauqua Lake, New York.

Starting in 2006, Melissa has endeavored to discover the answer to the question, “why do artifacts happen in casting?” She has also been an outspoken advocate for women in the field of research and, the need for more women, to become actively involved in this mystery.


Join us as we welcome Kathy, Monica, Melissa and Sharon Lee this week.


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2/15/2015 Adam Davies: Author, Adventurer, Cryptozoologist

Posted by beyondtheedge on Sunday, 15 of February , 2015 at 10:59 am

Jason Schmidt is our next contestant in the search for a new Co-Host here at BTE Radio.  This Sunday Jason and I welcome Author, Explorer and Cryptozoologist Adam Davies to the show as Cryptid Month continues.  

Whether you call him an Explorer, Adventurer or Cryptozoologist, there is no one alive today who has done more active fieldwork to prove the existence of yet-to be discovered animals in remote and sometimes dangerous parts of the world.  From the dense jungles of the Congo and Sumatra, to the Deserts of Mongolia, and the Mountains of Nepal, Adam has traveled the world in search of scientific evidence of the existence of these creatures.  Adam has actually brought back real scientific evidence of the creatures he has tracked, a feat unmatched by anyone ever in this field so far.  
Examples of the creatures he has gathered evidence of which have astonished include the Orang-Pendek in Sumatra, the Yeren in China, and the Seljord Serpent in Norway.  Indeed, he has just been working on a project with one of the world’s leading geneticists on Bigfoot.  Adam would love to do this full time, but for now he devotes all his spare time and money to his passion.  He imagines what he could really achieve if he had the opportunity to do so.

Adam is a frequent contributor to documentary television programming, including such shows such as the History Channel’s “MonsterQuest”, National Geographic Channel’s `Is it Real?` series, Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” and was just last month featured on the Science Channel’s, `Unexplained Files` series.  He has just released his latest book “Manbeast: A Personal Investigation” which is available on Amazon.com.

Website:  http://www.adamdaviesexplorer.com/



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2-08-2015 Finding Bigfoot’s Cliff Barackman

Posted by beyondtheedge on Monday, 9 of February , 2015 at 3:56 am

Our next contestant in the search for a new Co-Host Contest is my nephew Joshua Brinker.    Josh joins me in welcoming our good friend Cliff Barackman back to BTE Radio for another rousing discussion on our favorite Cryptid, Bigfoot.  We’ll be talking with Cliff about his 25 year career as a Sasquatch researcher, the show Finding Bigfoot and we’ll find out from Cliff what he’s been up to.  This Sunday night Cliff Barackman returns to BTE Radio.

About Cliff
Cliff as a Person Cliff was born and raised in Long Beach, California. Throughout his youth, his interests were drawn towards both the physical and biological sciences, as well as to music. These interests later brought him to dabble in a wide variety of sciences in college before later deciding to pursue his degree in Jazz Guitar. Cliff can be heard performing guitar around the Portland area, when he’s not busy in the field. Cliff’s interest in the sciences drove him to a teaching career where he could share his love and appreciation of the natural world with young people, and particpate in the occasional sing along.

While Cliff was navigating his life, his growing interest in the bigfoot phenomena drove him to travel to other parts of the country to look into the mystery. By extensively travelling the West Coast, he found himself unsatisfied with living in Southern California and wanting to live closer to bigfoot habitat. After living in various parts of California and Washington State, he eventually settled in Portland, OR where he lives today.

Cliff has been a dedicated  sasquatch  field researcher for the past two decades. Known throughout the Sasquatch scientific community for his extended expeditions, he has been known to spend over 200 days a year in the field. Over the years he has managed to gather data supporting the hypothesis that sasquatches are an undiscovered species of great ape that  walks bipedally and lives in North America. Though finding and documenting data is a goal of Cliff’s research, it is not the primary goal. The process of bigfooting is fun!

Cliff has appeared in various media outlets over the years in regards to his bigfoot experience. He has written extensively on the subject with his work being featured not only on his own blog, but on other websites as well. He has also been featured in student reports, newspaper articles, video documentaries, and more.

In 2007, Cliff was contacted to be on the History Channel’s “Monsterquest.” The episode, entitled “Legend of the Hairy Beast,” featured Cliff and fellow bigfoot researcher, James “Bobo” Fay investigating bigfoot sighting reports on the Klamath River in Northern California. Being the first whites to ever be invited to do bigfoot research on the Yurok Indian Reservation, Cliff and Bobo interviewed Native American elders about their experiences with sasquatches. They hired Indian river guides, and made base camp in a cabin with no access other than by river. They also utilized advanced night vision technology to try to film sasquatches at night from a river jet boat.

Being well-respected in the bigfoot community and beyond, Cliff is often called upon for comments about bigfoot evidence and research. He was the featured expert in news items broadcast to the Portland, OR and Seattle, WA media markets in regards to the infamous Georgia Bigfoot Hoax of 2008 where he clearly stated that it was a falsification. He has appeared on many internet radio shows, and was also a featured guest on “Coast to Coast with George Noory.”

In Spring, 2010, Cliff was asked to accompany Bob Saget on a bigfoot expedition in Northern Washington State. Bob was filming an episode of his A&E series, Strange Days with Bob Saget, where he would partake in an eccentric subculture’s way of life for a weekend. Bob and Cliff were filmed discussing the various types of recorded sasquatch vocalizations on record, and Bob walked away very impressed with the evidence. As a parting gift, Cliff gave Bob a copy of the 1982 Grays Harbor, WA footprint cast.

Cliff is currently being featured in Animal Planet’s new series, Finding Bigfoot. Once again teaming up with colleagues James “Bobo” Fay, Matt Moneymaker, and Ranae Holland, Cliff is traveling the country investigating bigfoot evidence. His expert opinion, level-headed approach, and analytical mind is essential to the team. When numbers need to be extracted for the sake of data analysis, or when a footprint needs to be permanently recorded, he is there to offer his unique skills. Cliff augments the credibility of Finding Bigfoot with his passion for data collection, and his ability to explain complex ideas in simple fashions.

Cliff holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Long Beach.  Cliff was a jazz guitar student of Bay Area guitarist, Dave Schroeder, and later went on to take lessons from jazz great, Ron Eschete, and specialized in the seven-stringed jazz guitar.  Having graduated both the university and from Mr. Eschete, Cliff now does casual gigs in and around Portland, OR where he lives.  He commonly plays in small groups, but most notably the jazz guitar duet, Mo’ Strings Attached with Andrew Wright, a skilled luthier living in Beaverton, OR.  Cliff occasionally updates his musical website, though the demands of bigfooting often prohibit him from giving his musical projects their deserved attention.

To learn more about Cliff visit his websites www.cliffbarackman.com 

Tune in live this Sunday night as we welcome  the Squatchiest guy we know, Cliff Barackman back to BTE Radio.


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Beyond The Edge Radio discusses a variety of topics from the strange and unusual to the paranormal, including UFO and Alien lifeforms, Hauntings, Ghosts, Exorcisms, Cryptozoology, Psychics, Mediums and the unexplained. We conduct interviews with seasoned researchers to local investigators and organizations in hopes of not only entertaining, but educating our listeners about the world of the Paranormal.