About this Episode

VYS0037 | Elvis with a Flaming Sword - Vayse to Face with AP Strange - Show Notes

In this episode Vayse welcomes AP Strange, a writer, researcher and blogger with a near encyclopaedic knowledge of all things weird and a wicked sense of humour to go with it. Hine and Buckley shake down AP's voluminous brain on a wide range of bizarre topics and greedily feast on the nuggets of information that fall out, including the answers to such questions as: What were the entities that revealed the future to AP as a child and why did he liken them to Mikey Mouse's gloves? Did AP take a ghost for a spin in his Mustang and what was revealed when he got a tarot reading from this suspected phantom? Why is a sense of humour essential to an open mind and what happens if you don't embrace that? How can we learn to receive messages from the cosmos and allow a little more Strange into our lives? How and why do people so often ignore their own experiences of High Strangeness and should more of us be open to accepting the King of Rock 'n' Roll's Flaming Sword...? (Recorded 18 February 2024)

Thanks to AP for generously giving us time from his busy Sunday morning and thanks as always to Keith for his valiant and tireless work on the ever increasing show notes, give the man a follow: @peakflow.bsky.social

AP Strange online

Holy Donut Revival Hour - YouTube channel
Holy Donut Revival Hour on Twitter
Holy Donut Revival Hour - Patreon

AP’s blog posts referenced in the episode

My Personal Experience with the Phenomenon, Which I've told on Podcasts Too Many Times
Emanations From the Clown Realm - Legend Tripping, Hilarious Magic, and Synchronicity
The Journey of the Fool
From Brooklyn to Neptune: The Bugs Bunny / UFO Connection!
Elvis by the Numbers or: The King and the Tower of Death
The Paradox of Credibility When Confronting the Incredible
The Spooky Side of Disclosure
Wight Magic and the Sandown Ghost Clown
Star-cross'd Lovers
Dispatches From Jerry's Impossible Hallway

Hine’s Intro

Ultraviolet (radiation) - Wikipedia
Carbonic Acid - Wikipedia
Dihydrogen monoxide parody - Wikipedia
Trellis (architecture) - Wikipedia
Gremlins 2: Secretary - "Coffee" - YouTube
Paranormality magazine
HighStrange magazine
SJ Brick on Twitter
HDRH 6.0: Secrets of the Real Black Lodge Revealed with Allen Greenfield - Part One
HDRH 6.5: Secrets of the Real Black Lodge Revealed with Allen Greenfield! Part Two
Some Other Sphere podcast
Strange Familiars podcast
Project Archivist podcast
Our Strange Skies podcast
Where Did The Road Go? podcast

AP’s personal experience with the phenomenon, which he’s told on podcasts too many times

Mickey Mouse - Wikipedia
McDonald’s - Wikipedia
My Personal Experience with the Phenomenon, Which I've told on Podcasts Too Many Times - AP Strange
Monster Munch - Wikipedia
Why cartoon characters wear gloves - YouTube
Precognition - Wikipedia
Out-of-body experience - Wikipedia
Time travel - Wikipedia
What Did Einstein Mean By Time is an Illusion?
Albert Einstein - Wikipedia
Quantum mechanics - Wikipedia
The birds and the bees - Wikipedia
Eternalism (philosophy of time) - Wikipedia
H.G. Wells - Wikipedia
The Time Machine - Wikipedia
The Time Machine (1960 film) - Wikipedia
The Time Machine Official Trailer #1 - Rod Taylor Movie (1960) HD - YouTube
Rod Taylor - Wikipedia
The Birds (film) - Wikipedia
The Birds (1963) Trailer - YouTube
Impact of Non-linear Time: A Life Perspective - All The Differences
Psychometry (paranormal) - Wikipedia
Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious by Eric Wargo - Goodreads
The Shamanic Journey - Shaman Links
Greco-Roman mysteries (mystery schools) - Wikipedia
The Secret Meanings of Your Cartoon Dreams: Interpreting the Symbols and Messages - Inside My Dream
Cartoon physics - Wikipedia
Top 10 Cartoon Logic That Make No Sense - YouTube
Surrealism - Wikipedia
Poltergeist - Wikipedia
Toy Story - Wikipedia
Toy Story (1995) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers - YouTube
Toy Story: Andy is coming up the stairs! - YouTube
Tommy Steele - I Puts the Lightie On (78rpm - 1958) - YouTube
What Is The Space-Time Continuum? - IFL Science
3D printing - Wikipedia
Robert Anton Wilson - Wikipedia
Creative Agnosticism by Robert Anton Wilson - Cognitive Liberty
Reality Tunnel - Wikipedia

Sam, The Sandown Ghost Clown

The Isle of Wight Entity Case: AFU Special Case Report Number One - Goodreads
151: Clowning Around with Stephanie Quick & AP Strange (Sam, the Sandown Clown) - Our Strange Skies podcast
Bufora Journal Vol 6, No 5, Jan/Feb 1978 - Bufora.org
Note: The article which contains the Sandown Clown report starts on page 9.
Sam The Sandown Ghost Clown - The Cryptonaut Podcast
Sam the Sandown Ghost Clown (England) - Cryptopia
The Sandown “Ghost Clown,” 1973 - YouTube
Warminster - Wikipedia
Wiltshire - Wikipedia
Emanations From the Clown Realm - Legend Tripping, Hilarious Magic, and Synchronicity - AP Strange blog post
Childhood hallucinations are surprisingly common – but why? - The Guardian
Brain scans show how LSD mimics mind of a baby - Reuters
Theta waves in children’s waking electroencephalogram resemble local aspects of sleep during wakefulness - NCBI
What do psychedelics, meditation, and babies have in common? - Jeff Valdivia on Medium

What is high strangeness?

High Strangeness And Understanding It - Global Bizarre
Psychosocial UFO hypothesis - Wikipedia
The Clown/MiB Connection by Fred Andersson - Medium
Hypnotic induction - Wikipedia
Derren Brown - Snapping Induction - YouTube
Jacques Vallée - Wikipedia
Men in black - Wikipedia
John Keel - Wikipedia
Is Consciousness Part of the Fabric of the Universe? - Scientific American
As above, so below - Wikipedia
Quantum entanglement - Wikipedia
Time travel - Wikipedia
Jacques Vallée, Ph.D. on the UFO Phenomenon being a Genuine Scientific Problem - YouTube - Presentation by JV. Includes an analysis of the correlation between degrees of strangeness and reported/unreported cases
Synchronicity - Wikipedia
Mick West - Wikipedia
Jaime Maussan - Wikipedia

Liminality, anti-structure, and reckless wizards

VYS0036 | Infinite Game - Vayse to Face with Joseph Matheny
Alternate reality game (ARG) - Wikipedia
Consensus reality - Wikipedia
The Trickster and the Paranormal by George P Hansen - Goodreads
Liminality - Wikipedia
Structure vs. Communitas/Antistructure: Victor Turner on the two modes of human society - Living Philosophy
Shamanism - Wikipedia
Hermetic Qabalah - Wikipedia
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn - Wikipedia
The Meaning of Magic - Psychology Today
Israel Regardie - Wikipedia
The Middle Pillar: The Balance Between Mind and Magic by Israel Regardie - Goodreads

Shamans among us, and the disappearing tarot reader

Shamans as Healers, Counsellors, and Psychotherapists - Research Gate
Exploring Modern Shamanism: Practices, Challenges, and Benefits in Today’s World - Go Ask Uncle
Tarot - Wikipedia
Cataract - Wikipedia
Ford Mustang - Wikipedia
Psychic - Wikipedia
Crystal ball - Wikipedia
The Size Of Sports Balls Compared - Measuring Stuff
Cherry - Wikipedia
Rubber up - Word Sense
Hair bleaching - Wikipedia

Parallel universes, alternative lives, and the simulation hypothesis

In a Parallel Universe, Another You - New York Times
The Shamanic Journey - Shaman Links
Spirit guide - Wikipedia
Anthony Peake’s website
Is There Life After Death? The Extraordinary Science of What Happens When We Die by Anthony Peake - Goodreads
Cheating the Ferryman: The Revolutionary Science of Life After Death by Anthony Peake - Goodreads
Simulation hypothesis - Wikipedia
The Simulation Hypothesis by Rizwan Virk - Goodreads
Potato chip - Wikipedia
Clockwork universe - Wikipedia
Vedanta - Wikipedia
Hinduism - Wikipedia
Buddhism - Wikipedia
Dharmachakra - Wikipedia
Bhavacakra (Wheel of Life) - Wikipedia
Maya (religion) - Wikipedia
Quantum physics - New Scientist
Holodeck (Star Trek) - Wikipedia
The Matrix - Wikipedia
Allegory of the cave (Plato) - Wikipedia
Sutra - Wikipedia
Hindu saints - Wikipedia
Bit - Wikipedia
Binary code - Wikipedia
Quantum computing - Wikipedia
Christopher Walken - Wikipedia
VYS0034 | The Weird Review of the Year 2023 Pt.1
The Weird Review of the Year 2023 Pt.2
Video-game - Wikipedia
Wave function - Wikipedia
Quantum non-locality - Wikipedia
Selective rendering: Computing only what you see - Research Gate

Messages from the Cosmos

Western esotericism - Wikipedia
Mysticism - Wikipedia
Koan - Wikipedia
Ram Dass - Wikipedia
Be Here Now (book) - Wikipedia
Be Here Now by Ram Dass - Goodreads
Ram Dass Quote on Moving Forward and How Your Next Message Is Always Right Where You Are - Move Me Quotes
Active Meditation: How to Meditate While You Move - PsychCentral
Animism - Wikipedia
Cultivating a Practice of Sacred Nature Connection - Wild Rhythms
Playing card - Wikipedia
Fortune cookie - Wikipedia
Synchronicity - Wikipedia
George Washington - Wikipedia
The George Washington connection to the north Lancashire village of Warton - Great British Life
Scrabble - Wikipedia
Tarot - Wikipedia
The Fool (Tarot card) - Wikipedia
The Journey of the Fool - AP Strange
Lateral thinking - Wikipedia
Dream logic helps us understand the workings of the brain and mind - Psychology Today
Intuition - Wikipedia
Allen Greenfield on Twitter
Illuminism - Encyclopedia.com
Gnosis - Wikipedia
Talk Gnosis - Free Illuminism, Memphis Misraim, & Hidden Realms w/Dr. Allen Greenfield - YouTube
Empty Your Cup: Why Unlearning Is Vital for Success - Psychology Today
Stephanie Quick’s blog

Humour in occultism, forgetting weird experiences, and generating synchronicities

From Brooklyn to Neptune: The Bugs Bunny / UFO Connection! - AP Strange
Elvis by the Numbers or: The King and the Tower of Death - AP Strange
Flaming sword (mythology) - Wikipedia
Aleister Crowley - Wikipedia
Guardian angel: Thelema - Wikipedia
List of demons in the Ars Goetia - Wikipedia
Lesser ritual of the pentagram - Wikipedia
Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) - Wikipedia
Heavy Metal (magazine) - Wikipedia
Horror film - Wikipedia
Shared Hallucinations & Parallel Universes: Joint Adventures in Holographic Dreamscapes - Official Brendan Murphy
Poltergeist - Wikipedia
The Neuroscience of How We Intentionally Forget Experiences - Psychology Today
Dishwasher - Wikipedia
Fruitcake - Wikipedia
How To Induce Synchronicities - Ghost Dog is a Mystery Box (Steph Quick)
Coincidence - Wikipedia

AP’s spiritual beliefs

Ontology - Wikipedia
Discordianism - Wikipedia
Buddhism - Wikipedia
Taoism (Daoism) - Wikipedia
Vedas - Wikipedia
Hinduism - Wikipedia
Transcendental Meditation - Wikipedia
Witchcraft - Wikipedia
Hermetism and other religions: Christianity - Wikipedia
Western esotericism - Wikipedia
Mysticism - Wikipedia
The Communion of Saints - Simply Catholic
The Practice of Contemplative Prayer - Catholic Exchange
An Introduction to the Basic Beliefs of the Vodou (Voodoo) Religion
Dyson Sphere - Wikipedia

AP’s take on the whole disclosure thing

David Grusch UFO whistleblower claims - Wikipedia
Extraterrestrial UFO hypothesis - Wikipedia
Astrophysics - Wikipedia
Jellyfish UAP Megathread - Reddit
Jeremy Corbell - Wikipedia
The Paradox of Credibility When Confronting the Incredible - AP Strange
The Spooky Side of Disclosure - AP Strange
Perception management - Wikipedia
What are UAPs, and why do UFOs have a new name? - CBS News
Non-Human Intelligence (NHI) - Unidentified Phenomena
Diana Walsh Pasulka - Wikipedia
History of espionage - Wikipedia
Secret society - Wikipedia
UFO Sightings by Country 2024 - World Population Review
The new American religion of UFOs (includes conversation with Diana Pasulka) - Vox
Cybernetics - Wikipedia
Ronald Mcdonald - Wikipedia
Philip K. Dick - Wikipedia
Weird Studies Episode 20: The Trash Stratum - Part 1
Weird Studies Episode 21: The Trash Stratum - Part 2
Marginalia - Wikipedia
The X-Files – "The truth is out there" - ACMI
Maybe The Real Treasure Was the Friends We Made Along the Way - Know Your Meme

Return of the Sandown Ghost Clown

Wight Magic and the Sandown Ghost Clown - AP Strange
The Ghosts of Gettysburg: A Haunted History of a Battlefield - War History Online
Isle of Wight Festival 1970 - Wikipedia
Hawkwind - Wikipedia
Pink Floyd - Wikipedia
Black Widow (band) - Wikipedia
Black Widow - Come To The Sabbat (1972) - YouTube
In 1926, Houdini Spent 4 Days Shaming Congress for Being in Thrall to Fortune-Tellers - Atlas Obscura

Finding weirdness in the mundane

Star-cross'd Lovers - AP Strange
Dispatches From Jerry's Impossible Hallway - AP Strange
Frasier (tv sitcom) - Wikipedia
When Even the Simplest Word Looks Weird And Wrong You Have Wordnesia - Smithsonian Magazine
Semantic satiation - Wikipedia
Aphorism - Wikipedia
House of Frankenstein (film, 1944) - Wikipedia
House of Frankenstein (1944) Official Trailer #1 - YouTube
Igor (character) - Wikipedia
Bela Lugosi - Wikipedia
The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame (novel) - Wikipedia
Quasimodo - Wikipedia

AP’s recommendations

The Mixed-Up Masters of Early Animation - The New Yorker
Surrealism - Wikipedia
Un Chien Andalou - Wikipedia
TRIGGER WARNING - Un Chien Andalou - Full Movie - YouTube
Salvador Dalí - Wikipedia
Luis Buñuel - Wikipedia
Epic poetry - Wikipedia
Victorian literature - Wikipedia
Pulp magazine - Wikipedia
Marvel Cinematic Universe - Wikipedia
Iron Maiden (band) - Wikipedia

Buckley’s closing story

Hartlepool - Wikipedia
Hartlepool: Monkeys - Wikipedia
Monkey hanger - Wikipedia
The Man-Monkey of Shropshire Union Canal - Spooky Isles
The Pond Square Chicken, Highgate - Mysterious Britain
The Bizarre, True Story of Gef the Talking Mongoose - Atlas Obscura
Francis Bacon - Wikipedia
Salmonella - Wikipedia

Vayse Online

Vayse website
Vayse on Twitter
Vayse on Instagram
Music From Vayse: Volume 1 by Polypores - Bandcamp
Vayse on Ko-Fi
Vayse email: vayseinfo@gmail.com