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VYS0029 | If There's Something Strange In Your Neighbourhood - Vayse to Face to Face with Field Lines Cartographer and Bob Freeman: Halloween 2023 - Show Notes

Four middle-aged men bravely join forces to confront ancient evils, spooks, spectres and ghosts - ok, so, Vayse did Ghostbusters last Halloween but instead, this year, Hine and Buckley welcome back master of the liminal soundscape, Field Lines Cartographer and the Occult Detective himself, Bob Freeman to sit around the virtual camp fire as they each tell a ghost story from their home towns.

FLC tells a tale of Warwickshire plague pits and feelings of stalking dread in the dark, Hine recounts a gruesome murder in Preston which led to bloody revenge from beyond the grave, Bob spins a classic American yarn of haunted houses in the deep, dark woods of rural Indiana and Buckley tells of the spirit of a young boy who haunts the picturesque town of Great Corby bringing those who encounter him great fortune followed by certain death.

The conversation also turns to whether ghosts are actually, really all that scary, the differences between ghost stories in the UK and the US, the nature of reality itself (of course, this is Vayse)... and digitally transported flies... (Recorded 10 October 2023)

Thanks again to Keith for the show notes and thanks to everyone for listening - please tell a friend (or benignly neutral acquaintance) and ask them to do the same!

Mark Burford/Field Lines Cartographer (FLC) - Links

FLC on Bandcamp
FLC/Castles in Space on Bandcamp
FLC on Twitter
FLC on Instagram
FLC on Bluesky
FLC’s Phases of This and Other Moons album

Bob Freeman/Occult Detective - Links

Occult Detective website
Occult Detective on Patreon
Occult Detective on YouTube
Occult Detective on Twitter
Occult Detective on Instagram
Occult Detective on Bluesky
Fire and Ice Miniatures Adventure Game, Kickstarter

Vayse - Links

Vayse website
Vayse on Twitter
Vayse on Instagram
Music From Vayse - Volume 1 by Polypores
Vayse on Ko-Fi

Introduction - Links

The Addams Family (1964 TV series) Intro
The Addams Family (1964 TV series) - Wikipedia page
Halloween - Wikipedia page
VYS0006 | Dreamtides - Vayse to Face with Field Lines Cartographer
Fox Mulder - Wikipedia page
Dana Scully, Wikipedia page
VYS0017 | Occult Detective - Vayse to Face with Bob Freeman
INTERVIEW: Sara Frazetta and Bob Freeman continue the Frazetta family legacy with VAMPIRELLA: DEAD FLOWERS, Comicsbeat article
Fire and Ice Miniatures Adventure Game, Kickstarter
Frank Frazetta - Wikipedia page

Mark’s Spooky Story: Encounter on Bush Heath Lane - Links

Harbury - Wikipedia page
Warwickshire - Wikipedia page
Meriden, West Midlands - Wikipedia page
History of Harbury, Harbury Parish Council website
Fosse Way - Wikipedia page
Britain’s Roman ‘Ghost Legions’: And a Meditation on the Nature of Time and Space - Burning Blogger article
Knights Templar, Wikipedia page
Indiana Jones, Wikipedia page
Holy Grail - Wikipedia page
Ark of the Covenant - Wikipedia page
Napton on the hill - Wikipedia page
Temple End, Harbury; Our Warwickshire entry
Site of Preceptory of Knights Templar, Castle Park, Warwick, Our Warwickshire entry
Knights Templar Warwickshire - website
Knights Templar in England - Wikipedia page
Wagstaffe School / Wagstaffe School House, Harbury; Historic England entry
Warwickshire Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana, Paranormal Database entry
Coventry - Wikipedia page
Leamington Spa - Wikipedia page
Aleister Crowley - Wikipedia page
Crowley’s Childhood Home - LAShTAL.com feature
Park Lane and Bush Heath Lane, Harbury (map)
Plague Pit - Wikipedia page
Black Death - Wikipedia page
Starless and Bible-Black – Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas - review by Mick Canning
Dylan Thomas - Wikipedia page
Under Milk Wood - Wikipedia page
King Crimson - Starless (and Bible Black)
Psychic staring effect - Wikipedia page
What causes that feeling of being watched - BBC Future article
The Psychological Explanation for When You Feel Like You’re Being Watched - The Cut article
The silent companions - explanations for ‘feelings of presence’ - BPS.org article
The fear frequency - Guardian Science article by Mark Pilkington
Paul Weston’s website
VYS0023 | Mercurial, Mutable, Mysterious Something - Vayse to Face with Paul Weston
Mass psychogenic illness (Mass hysteria) - Wikipedia page
Can Dogs See Ghosts? What the Science Says - Reader’s Digest article
Ghost - Wikipedia page
VYS0006 | Dreamtides - Vayse to Face with Field Lines Cartographer
Elemental - Wikipedia page
Ghosts and Liminality: A Brief Introduction by George P. Hansen, Tricksterbook.com article
The Wednesday Phenomenon - The Mothman Wiki article
Understanding the New Moon and Its Effects On You - Yovada Life article

Hine’s spooky story: The Bannister Doll - Links

Preston, Lancashire - Wikipedia page
Lancashire - Wikipedia page
Ladywell Street, Preston (map)
Shapeshifting - Wikipedia page
Black dog (folklore) - Wikipedia page
Flagellation from Middle Ages to modern times (incl. England 1530 - 1967) - Wikipedia entry
House of correction - Wikipedia page
The Retributory Haunting of Bannister Doll - Beyond the Black Pool article
Bannister Hall (Preston) - Fairyist.com article
Spine-chilling tale of Bannister Doll (newspaper cutting)
Holy Trinity Church, Preston (archive photos)
Snow Hill, Preston (archive photos)
Snow Hill, Preston (recent Google street view)
Cautionary tale - Wikipedia page
Haunted doll - Wikipedia page
Child’s Play (1988 film) - Wikipedia page
Candyman (1992 film) - Wikipedia page
Beetlejuice (1988 film) - Wikipedia page
Deal with the Devil (Faustian bargain) - Wikipedia page
Bloody Mary (folklore), Wikipedia page
Lancaster Ghost Walk - Facebook page
Lancashire Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana, Paranormal Database entry
York Ghost Walks and Tours, Visit York website
Urban legends and myths - Wikipedia page
Bogeyman - Wikipedia page
Lyme Regis - Wikipedia page
VYS0017 | Occult Detective - Vayse to Face with Bob Freeman
Stone Tape Theory - Wikipedia page
Are ghosts dangerous? Everything you need to know - Friendly Specter article
Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of Spirits - Liveabout.com article
How Do We Explain Mysterious Spectral Scratches? - Stranger Dimensions article
X Files S3 E2 ‘War of the Coprophages” (cockroach on screen, still) - Reddit post
The Fly (1958 film) - Wikipedia page
The Fly (1958) “Help Me!” scene

Bob’s story: A Spectral Entity in Peoria - Links

Mississinewa Lake Dam - Wikipedia page
Peoria, Miami County, Indiana - Wikipedia page
Mississinewa River - Wikipedia page
Cliffs of the Seven Double Pillars, Miami County, Indiana - MountainZone.com entry
Seven Pillars of the Mississinewa, Atlas Obscura entry (photos)
“The Little People” of the Mississinewa, article on Bob’s blog
Somerset - Indiana
Hellier (TV series) - Wikipedia page
Hellier (to watch) - Planet Weird TV website
Somerset, Kentucky - Wikipedia page
Raccoon - Wikipedia page
Virginia opossum (North American opossum, possum) - Wikipedia page
The early history of dress forms and mannequins - Dress Forms USA article
Urantia Foundation - Wikipedia page
The Urantia Book - Wikipedia page
Urantia Foundation website
Carp - Wikipedia page
Legend Of Brigadoon: Mythical Village Where Time Stands Still - Ancient Pages article
Germelshausen (disappearing town) - Wikipedia page
House of Leaves (book) - Wikipedia page
House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
Haunting of Hill House (book) - Wikipedia page
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Haunting of Hill House (TV series) - Wikipedia page
Mediumship - Wikipedia page
Invocation - Wikipedia page
Evocation - Wikipedia page
Beelzebub - Wikipedia page

Buckley’s story: The Radiant Boy - Links

Cumbria - Wikipedia page
Great Corby - Wikipedia page
Great Corby, Cumbria (map)
River Eden, Cumbria - Wikipedia page
Corby Castle - Wikipedia page
Fungus - Wikipedia page
Primary School - Wikipedia page
Chinese whispers (aka game of telephone) - Wikipedia page
Dinner lady (aka Lunch lady) - Wikipedia page
Jack o’ Lantern - Wikipedia page
Radiant Boy - Occult World article
Henry Howard (historian) - Wikipedia page
Deal with the Devil (Faustian bargain) - Wikipedia page
Sizergh castle - Wikipedia page
Rheged - Wikipedia page
Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits by Rosemary Ellen Guiley - Goodreads page
Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Rosemary Ellen Guiley - Wikipedia page
Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh - Wikipedia page
Acts of Union 1800 - Wikipedia page
Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, Decline and death - Wikipedia entry
North Cray - Wikipedia page
Loring Hall (country residence of British Foreign Secretary, Viscount Castlereagh, later Marquess of Londonderry), Wikipedia page
Mania - Wikipedia page

Differences between US and UK ghost stories, experiences, and landscape - Links

Stonehenge - Wikipedia page
The Cabin in the Woods (2011 film) - Wikipedia page
The Hut in the Forest (German fairy tale) - Wikipedia page
The Evil Dead (1981 film) - Wikipedia page
Native American Mythology and Legends, Legends of America list and article
10 Native American Mythical Creatures, from Thunderbirds to Skinwalkers - Oldwest.org article
Gangster: United States and Canada - Wikipedia entry
Indian removals in Indiana - Wikipedia page
Sacred Native American Sites in Indiana - Only In Your State listing
Black Shuck - Wikipedia page
Black dog (folklore) - Wikipedia page
Boggart - Wikipedia page
The Wild Hunt - Wikipedia page
Terrified witnesses tell of creepy 'Dogmen' creatures prowling in woods and prairies, Mirror article
Exmoor - Wikipedia page
Dartmoor - Wikipedia page
Anglezarke - Wikipedia page
SideVayse: SVYS003 | Anglezarke
Scottish Highlands - Wikipedia page
Midwestern United States - Wikipedia page
Yosemite National Park - Wikipedia page
VYS0024 | Between Being Real and Not Real - Vayse to Face with Nathan Paul Isaac

Are weird stories more believable if they’re non-coherent? - Links

The Social, Personal, and Spiritual Dynamics of Ghost Stories in Early Modern England - Cambridge.org article
The Eagle River Incident (Joe Simonton and the Space Pancakes)
Slender Man - Wikipedia page
Egregore - Wikipedia page
Candyman (character) - Wikipedia page
Retrocausality - Wikipedia page
The Shape of the Other: The Evolution of UFO Sightings by Shape - Weird Data Science article
The Man Who Introduced the World to Flying Saucers - The Atlantic article
Mystery airship - Wikipedia page
Angels And Aliens: Is There A Heavenly Relationship? - Anomalien article
Quantum mechanics, Wikipedia page
VYS0012 | Order Out of Chaos - Vayse to Face with Mark Vincent
Paradigm shift - Wikipedia page
Inter-dimensional UFO hypothesis - Wikipedia page
Internal combustion engine - Wikipedia page
Gnat - Wikipedia page
Dark Matter - Wikipedia page
DMT - Reported encounters with external entities (machine elves) - Wikipedia entry

Buckley’s recommendations for Halloween - Links

Something Wicked This Way Comes (novel) - Wikipedia page
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
The Borderlands (2013 film) - Wikipedia page
Lana Del Ray - Season Of The Witch
Hole - Season of the Witch
Donavan - Season of the Witch
Season of the Witch (song) - Wikipedia Page

Hine’s recommendations for Halloween - Links

Richard Thompson - Season of the Witch
The October Country - Wikipedia page
The October Country by Ray Bradbury
The Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
Army of Darkness
Spiderland - Wikipedia page
Slint - Spiderland

Mark’s recommendations for Halloween - Links

Legion (Blatty novel) - Wikipedia page
Legion by William Peter Blatty
The Fog (1980 film) - Wikipedia page
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920 film) - Wikipedia page
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
Field Lines Cartographer's Live Improvised soundtrack to The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Bob’s recommendations for Halloween - Links

The Willows (story) - Wikipedia page
Algernon Blackwood: The Willows (BBC Radio Drama)
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood
The Devil Rides Out (1968 film) - Wikipedia page
The Devil Rides Out aka The Devil’s Bride (US)/ Official Theatrical Trailer (1968)
Charming Disaster (goth-folk musical duo) website