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Guests

Guest Contributors

The people on this page are just some of the very many who have helped to make Walking the Shadowlands episodes interesting or thought provoking. There are many who are not listed here because they prefer to remain in the shadows for whatever reason, and we honor their requests. I would like to thank everyone on this page or not, who has in anyway contributed to our podcast. Thank you all.

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Featured Guests

Duane Cerny

Duane is the author of the #1 bestselling vintage-retailing book “Selling Dead People’s Things” and co-owner of The Broadway Antique Market, Chicago’s oldest and largest multi-dealer antiques store.  He is the Co-Owner, Marketing Director & Copywriter for Broadway Antiques Market.

Duane is the founder of the 80’s house music label, Persona Records and the artist known as Danny Alias. He is also a Comic and  blogger. A published poet, and a produced playwright…. among other things.

Episode 71: Selling Dead People’s Things

Website: Selling Dead People’s Things

Nate Michael

Nate is a debut author of a book called ‘Born Haunted: My Lifelong Encounters with the Paranormal’ His book has received award nomination from the following places: Best Indie Book Award, Dragonfly Book Awards, and Writer’s Digest Awards.

He was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana; where he met his wife and still lives today. He has a professional license in Medication Administration and currently works in the medical field. He’s an expert on paranormal phenomena, occult studies, and Wicca/Witchcraft. His life-long experiences with the strange and supernatural have brought him great knowledge which he seeks to share with all of his readers. When he isn’t writing or studying the paranormal and occult, he enjoys playing the guitar, gardening and spending time outdoors with his young daughter and wife.

Episode 70: Born Haunted

Mike Familant

Mike a 31-year-old EMT, firefighter, graphic designer by day, is a bigfoot researcher, producer and lead investigator from North West New Jersey. He first got into bigfooting in 2011 on an expedition in North Florida, where he and a friend experienced rocks being thrown at them while sitting around a camp fire. Since then, he has made it his personal goal to find out exactly what is roaming the woods of America.

In 2016, after becoming frustrated with the lack of true research expedition shows on TV, he created his own show, called “In the Shadow of Big Red Eye .” The show is currently filming their 5th season.

In 2018, Mike also created a docuseries called “Squatchables ,” which was created for people who are just getting into bigfooting, sort of a “Bigfooting 101.” With a passion for bigfooting and a history in video editing, he decided to make the first REAL show about what expeditions are truly about. You’ll see RAW, UNCUT footage of what bigfooting actually is. If there is one thing I hope people gain from this show, is for families and friends to get off the couch and outside into nature to explore what this amazing world has to offer,” says Mike.

Episode 66: Hunting Bigfoot

Dean & Karina Weber

Dean was originally from Iowa, in the USA, but has had citizenship in New Zealand now, for over a decade. He went to university in the USA, but during his time there changed his field of study, and his degree, to that of mortuary science. Very few morticians in NZ having a degree in this area. He and business partners have just recently opened a funeral home in Warkworth, a beautiful area, north of Auckland, here in New Zealand. Karina was born and raised in New Zealand, between them they are the parents of two beautiful children, and Karina continues to work as a midwife, as well as co-parenting their family.

Episode 65: Besoul

Website: besoul

Paul Wallis

Born in Buckinghamshire, England, my guest Paul Anthony Wallis is a popular speaker, researcher and author of books on spirituality and mysticism. Today his work probes world mythology and ancestral narratives for their insight into human origins and human potential. His book ESCAPING FROM EDEN has been hailed by George Noory as “This generation’s ‘Chariots of the Gods!’” which to my mind, is a pretty impressive comparison. Paul hosts The Paul Wallis Channel on YouTube and co-hosts The 5th Kind TV  in partnership with GAIA TV

His books draw on diverse sources to explore the realm of spirituality and mysticism, probing the world mythology and ancestral narratives for their insights into human origins and the releasing of our potential for a better, more conscious human experience. Paul practices personal coaching with a few clients each year. He is a musician, a mystic, a healing practitioner in the Christian tradition, an enthusiastic chef and a barefoot walker. Paul is married with three children and lives in Australia.

David Ditchfield

David is a near-death experience (NDE)-inspired artist, composer, and author. He turned his life around following his NDE and wants to use his own spiritual journey to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

In 2006, he was dragged under a speeding train in a freak accident. As the surgeons fought to save him, he had a profound NDE.

When he woke up in hospital, he had acquired astonishing new abilities. He found he could paint dramatic paintings of what he had seen in the Afterlife, far beyond any artistic ability he had before.

He then discovered he could compose classical music, having never received any training. To this day, he cannot read or write a single note of musical notation, and yet his debut NDE-inspired symphony, The Divine Light, was premiered at a sell-out orchestral concert to a standing ovation.

He has since composed further classical works which have also been premiered at sell-out concerts and completed over 40 paintings. He lives, paints and composes in a converted riverside mill near Cambridge, UK.

Episode 63: Shine On

Website: Shineonthestory

Kristy Sumner

In 2014, Dr. Kristy Sumner coupled her passion for travel, history and the paranormal when she formed Soul Sisters Paranormal, an all-female team, made up of Sumner, her two sisters and two friends. The investigators of Soul Sisters Paranormal travel to some of the most historic, and reportedly haunted, location in the U.S. in an attempt to determine for themselves if spirit activity does exist and to highlight the rich history of each location. Individually, each member of the team is an accomplished professional in her respective field, and each holds a Masters, PhD or JD degree.

Prior to forming Soul Sister Paranormal, Dr. Sumner, who holds a PhD in Public Affairs with an emphasis on Criminal Justice, was a senior director for a Registered Traveler company focused on biometric clearances for the traveling public, she was a senior consultant for a biometric credentialing company, and she was college professor at Metro State College of Denver and the University of Central Florida.

Episode 61: The Soul Sisters

Website: Soul Sisters

Don Allison

Don has a career that now spans more than four decades, much of that time with the daily Bryan Times newspaper in northwest Ohio. To be successful as a writer and editor with a community paper requires accuracy, truthfulness and trust. Simply put, if Don had not been painstakingly accurate and built a culture of trust with his readers, he could not have survived and thrived as a journalist for so many years.
His work as an editor, page and section composition and columnist has been recognized with numerous Associated Press awards. In addition, Don has authored and contributed to books on the American Civil War and Northwest Ohio history, in addition to his books on the paranormal. Don and his wife are the founders and publishers of Faded Banner Publications.

For nearly four decades Don has served on the Williams County, Ohio, Historical Society Board of Trustees, and through the years he has held various offices with the organization. He spearheaded the successful effort in which the society acquired and preserved the 1845 Society of Friends Meeting House in western Williams County. Don also is a founding member and past trustee and officer of the Stryker Area Heritage Council. Currently Don serves as an interpreter with the Sauder Village, Archibald, Ohio.

Don is in demand as a speaker and presenter at conferences and other events. During 2019 alone he was a presenter at the Gettysburg Battlefield Bash and numerous paranormal conferences. He’s also has given presentations and provided book signings at Civil War Roundtables, museums, historical societies, and National Park service sites including the National POW Museum in Andersonville, Georgia.

Tony Healy

Since 1969 Tony has investigated a wide range of unexplained phenomena in every state and territory of Australia and in many other countries. Since the early 1980s he has collaborated with fellow researcher Paul Cropper on many projects, notably in co-authoring Out of the Shadows: Mystery Animals of Australia (1994), The Yowie: In search of Australian’s Bigfoot  (2006) and Australian Poltergeist (2015).

Until the 1990s Tony was concerned mainly with the world’s many super-elusive, apparently uncatchable cryptids – yetis, sasquatch’s, yowie’s, lake and river monsters, out-of-place “black panthers”, thylacine’s, etc.  Gradually, however, his focus widened to encompass all manner of even weirder and more wonderful phenomena, such as UFOs, Min Min lights, ghosts, “little people” and Blessed Virgin Mary apparitions.

In 1998, after a series of fortuitous coincidences, he and Paul found themselves “embedded” in the amazing Humpty Doo, NT, poltergeist episode. That mind-boggling experience was the genesis of their third book, Australian Poltergeist.  During all of his travels through the wide, wide world of weirdness, however, the mysterious yowie has held a special place in Tony’s heart.

So, with Paul, he is focusing once more on the shambling Aussie ape-man: they are currently working on The Yowie File, which contains scores of recently discovered eye-witness reports dating from the early colonial era.  After that one’s published, Tony hopes to live long enough to finish his long-neglected book of memoirs (working title: Monster Safari) an account of his forty-odd (very odd) years in this arena.

Kadrolsha Ona Carole

Kadrolsha (KO) travels the globe giving lectures, making appearances, doing reading & healings and sharing her vast paranormal knowledge. She has made comic book history by becoming the first person to be a comic book Superhero doing what she does in real life between the pages of a comic book. KO  is part of Warner Brothers motion picture history with her contribution to the 40th Anniversary of The Exorcist DVD on Blue Ray.

She hosts Paranormal 13 News (P13N) and P13N Radio on the Galaxy Global TV Network, Roku plus many more and in 195 countries, 50 states, Comcast Big South and in airport televisions services worldwide. Airing on Nov. 13, 2018. Since P13Ns debut it has won an award for being the fastest-growing paranormal news formatted program since its debut says Galaxy Global Televisions Network! Paranormal 13 News is the first paranormal program to be seen on Airport Television.

She is the author of Ghosts and Legends of the Merrimack Valley for History Press’ Haunted America Series and Ghosts of the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Queen of The Paranormal Kadrolsha Ona is a Pop Culture Icon, Actress, Author, Radio, TV personality. Currently she is the paranormal expert of the Greatest Ghost Show on earth! Toppling sixty-five million combo monthly audience with Jimmy Star and Ron Russell from the Jimmy Star Show. And Eileen Shapiro of the Huffington Post. President of the New England hall of fame. Rep in New Hampshire for the international Blues society hall of fame.

Gary Voorhis and

Patrick (PJ) Hughes

Gary Voorhis

Patrick (PJ) Hughes

Gary is a former Third Class Petty Officer and Fire Control-man, Gary Voorhis. He worked on the AEGIS computer system, on a CG59, guided missile cruiser. The USS Princeton, CG-59. He was in charge of in charge of CEC [Cooperative Engagement Capability System], data recording and maintaining and operating all the mainframes that ran the system.

Patrick Hughes is a former Petty Officer, aboard the USS Nimitz, in the role of an Aviation Technician. VAW-117.

Both gentlemen were part of the USS Nimitz strike force on a training mission, when they both were actively involved in the now famous ‘Tic-Tac’ UFO incident – A video of the encounter was leaked to the public, becoming quite well known. These gentlemen share their recollections of their parts in this incident.

Gary’s SM

Patrick’s SM

John Cordy

John Cordy was a senior air traffic controller at Wellington International Airport.  John, now aged 85, is the last remaining ATC who witnessed the Kaikoura lights/objects on radar.  He has spoken publicly about this experience and has appeared in a number of documentaries and articles for four decades.  John’s sharp intellect and wit, along with his exceptional memory of the events, make him the ideal interviewee.

John was born in Bristol, England, and joined the RAF at age 17, serving eight years as an airborne radio and radar operator.  On demobilisation he joined the ATC staff of the aeroplane and armament experimental establishment at Boscombe Down, England, and later transferred to Heathrow Airport, London.  In 1954, he had his own UFO sighting.  He migrated to Wellington, NZ in 1976 and eventually became Senior ATC at Wellington Airport.  John has been an aviation consultant on the staff of Ufocus NZ for 11 years.

Suzy Hansen

Suzy has had past careers in school teaching, and in Grief Counselling. Following a lifetime interest in UFOs, in two thousand she founded the UFO Focus New Zealand Research Network (UFOCUS NZ), a nationwide organization that investigates UFO sightings, and provides support for those experiencing alien contact. Suzy has been involved in UFO research for about forty years, and she lectures internationally at conferences about New Zealand UFO sightings, and her own alien contact, and interaction experiences. She also speaks publically on spiritual, and metaphysical topics.

As Director of UFOCUS NZ, she lobbied the New Zealand Chief of Defence Forces during two-thousand-nine  – two-thousand-ten, for the release of the New Zealand Ministry of Defence UFO files, which occurred in two-thousand-ten  – two-thousand-eleven.

Suzy’s focus for the last decade has been on encouraging members of the scientific community to participate in examining the wealth of science-related detail contained in accounts of human interaction with extra-terrestrial species, as well as aspects of UFO sighting investigation data.

She believes that one of the major issues facing humankind in the future, will be open contact with other civilizations in the Universe. In the meantime, there is much to be learnt from humans who have already made this tremendous leap in consciousness, and who have witnessed the vast array of potential benefits available to mankind, and our environment through such associations.

Suzy runs a support organization for those experiencing contact with extraterrestrial species and intelligences. She is also the author of a book called ‘The Duel Soul Connection: The Alien Agenda For Human Advancement”  Her book uniquely combines absorbing details of her life-long alien encounters, along with a scientific examination by Dr. Rudy Schild, Emeritus Astrophysicist, Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (USA).

Bonnie Rampy

Bonnie currently lives in Texas, USA. In her thirties she had a series of debilitating strokes, that wiped out the speech center in her brain causing her to have to learn to speak all over again. Also causing many physical side effects that she still suffers from to this day. Her story is quite inspirational.

Following these strokes and as she was just starting her recovery process, Bonnie was at home one evening when she was strongly prompted to go outside and look at the stars, which she did. Whilst she was outside she saw the first of almost nightly visits from UFO’s flying across the night skies. Many of which she has been able to photograph. Bonnie is quite open about her experiences both with her strokes, and with the regular visits from her crafts in the night skies.

Because of her experiences, she started her own Facebook group in which she regularly shares her images that she continues to capture.

James Gilberd

James was born in 1963, and currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand with his artist wife Denise Durkin and their cat Leo.  He is a professional photographer by day…. Running a very successful photography gallery from 37 Courtney Place, in Wellington City, called Photospace.

This gallery is one of New Zealand’s few specialist photographic art galleries. His hobbies include playing the drums in various bands over the years, from the post-punk era (1981) to his current band, Kosmo-0, paranormal investigations, and authoring several books

He is co-author with Jo Davy of a  book called : Spooked: Exploring the paranormal in New Zealand

James is a founding member and the leader of the Strange Occurrences, paranormal investigation group, based in Wellington, New Zealand. The group was first formed in 2005

Gary Cook

An internationally known author, speaker, and documentary maker, Gary Cook is a leading writer on the special nature of the mystic realms that are to be found in New Zealand. He has has devoted many years of searching and writing of the wonders to be found within the islands of New Zealand and the South Pacific.

His extensive journeys and experiences allow him to share much of the deeper nature of the forests, the waters and the mountains that allows us all to connect with the natural order in a deeper and more meaningful way.

The author of three books in the Secret Land series, and others…. Gary is a regular contributor to Australian and New Zealand magazines offering readers unique glimpses of the sacred landscape of Aotearoa. He is a regularly requested speaker at conferences both here in NZ and overseas. He has also created a number of documentaries and dvd recording the songs of trees, plants, and pounamu or greenstone.

Episode 13: A Conversation with Gary Cook   Episode 17: Music of the plants                   Episode 18: Music of the Plants- Part 2

Website: Secret Land

Marc Coppell

Originally from Auckland, New Zealand Marc grew up with numerous paranormal phenomena since he was a young boy. By day he is a professional graphic artist at an ad agency who also is engaged in creative photography on the side. He’s  been a campus newspaper graphic designer, photographer and writer. He loves water sports including scuba diving.

Whilst at the Skinwalker Ranch in Utah he  had a Bigfoot like encounter on UFO Hill, which sparked a life-long interest in the subject. When he returned to my New Zealand in 2015, after being in the USA for two decades and during a paranormal investigation in Auckland City he received a profound Bigfoot message that sparked a search for New Zealand’s own Bigfoot – The Moehau Man. Currently Marc is trying to raise funds to produce a documentary about the Moehau man.

Episode 10: The Moehau Man

Website: Haunted Man

Ned Mantinnia

Ned Matinnia is a software engineer by day and a seeker for the rest of the time. Since discovering near-death experiences, which he credits as saving his life, he has joined IANDS and served at many of their conferences, and also on their board of directors.

Ned was born into a middle-class family in a beautiful town in northern California. However, with frequently-arguing parents and an extreme sensitivity to the emotions of others, life quickly became painful. Sometimes picked on and bullied, his self esteem was almost non-existent. By high school, he was thinking about leaving life early, as he didn’t see much reason to be here. A science lover, he believed what was taught about evolution and about life being basically an accident, and void of greater meaning. It wasn’t until he talked to a medium who brought through his deceased grandfather, that he realized that life is bigger than what both science and religion teach.

Once he learned about near death experiences, he realized how much he related to them. He has started the Near Death Experiences Facebook group, which now has over 30,000 members. And he has served at and been a board member for the International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) since his first conference in Scottsdale in 2012.

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