Saturday January 22, 2011
John Sabol, Ghost Excavator
Before the show, and I launched Skype, Skype decided it was the Best Time to Update/Upgrade itself.
Thankfully it was done with just enough time to spare, but its New Look was severely different, making me hope it would not mess me up during the show
(thankfully it didn't... once the show had begun).
Henry called in guest
down in Frederick, Maryland, but Henry's Skype
(or one of ours),
was causing a massive feedback, creating an echo effect, playing back Henry's statement once he'd said it.
My speaker was off so I know it wasn't me.
Henry figured he'd best re-call each of us, so once I was disconnected I was able to indicate
that there was another issue; my computer had locked up and I had to reboot.
Henry re-called me as the show began.
On hearing Henry's indication we had a listener in Chili, the exuberant John began happily spouting Spanish
(or possibly Chilean)...
John Sabol is a cultural anthropologist, archaeologist,
and "ghost excavator."
He has extensive fieldwork experience in all of these areas.
This includes ethnographic fieldwork in Mexico, and archaeological excavations and surveys in England, Mexico, Tennessee, and South Dakota.
He has appeared in more than 35 films, TV shows, soap operas, and commercials.
He has done post-production film work on Dune (1984), and Conan the Destroyer (1984).
He has conducted "ghost excavations" at Gettysburg, in the anthracite coal region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, at Eastern State Penitentiary and Ft. Mifflin in Philadelphia, and at various other sites in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York.
He has recently appeared in two episodes of the A&E series, Paranormal State.
He taught Anthropology, Sociology, Tourist Planning and Development, and English for 11 years in Mexico.
During the show, John was an awesome guest, discussing his work and experiences.
Towards the end of the two hours, Henry played some of John's EVP captures.
I pointed out to John that his listed website not coming up; he clarified that his publisher neglected to point out the domain name had expired.
Apparently someone grabbed it, but John is working on
which he indicated would be up "in about a week"
(so most likely in February at some point).
Henry wrapped us out, referencing our
January 29th edition guest/s:
(Southern Ohio Apparition Researchers).
When the show was off the air
(in our unofficial Post Show Chat, amongst ourselves),
Henry asked John what sort of new excavations he might want to do.
John indicated one with multiple layers of history, multiple occupations, battlefields and such.
He believes more in Past Presents in history rather than ghosts, per se.
John demonstrated that we easily could have gone for a third hour... or fourth...
The show overran the 7:00pm end-time by a minute or three
we finally wrapped the call itself at 7:50pm.
I added John's books
(which I've also listed below),