Episode 49 (part 1) Once upon a weird with Robert Damon Schneck.
Welcome everyone. This weeks show will be a two part episode ( You will not have to wait long for part two.) Robert is a Historian and archivist of the weird and contributor to the Fortean Times magazine . We talk with Rob about a wide scope of topics ranging from The Devils Militia to Cotton Mather and the Salem witch trials, The God Machine and the crazy mind of former Universalist church minister John Murray spear..When a guests asks you “How weird can I get on this show?” then you know your in for a interesting episode of Project Archivist! Part 2 will be in the feed As soon as possible.
“The President’s Vampire is unusual in that it succeeds in lining up many strange, seemingly unrelated happenings and making them all seem like part of some unguessed cosmic stage play. Marauding phantoms of every size and shade, a 19th Century vampire, an electric “God machine,” these and more parade through Robert Schneck’s colorful verbiage as vividly as images from an antique stereoscope. By the final chapter, which is guaranteed to make anyone think twice about Ouija Boards, readers will be convinced there is more this U.S. of A. than could ever be imagined in the mind of mortal man. Schneck does not force his own conclusions on these mysteries but provides something much more valuable … thorough investigations garnered from many different angles and sources. A must-read for those brave enough to stand at the corner of Reason and Enigma and see what may tiptoe down the crosswalk. “ — Linda S. Godfrey, author of The Beast of Bray Road, and co-author of Weird Wisconsin
“Robert Schneck is one of the best of a new breed of investigators into the relatively unknown byways of our cultural history. Because he is thoroughly familiar with his subject, writes with deceptive ease and a clarity that both amuses and educates, and because he never forgets that at the heart of even the strangest or most frightening of mysteries there are real human beings with a story to tell, I recommend him as a trusted guide.” — Bob Rickard, Fortean Times
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