Saturday October 24, 2015
Michael O. Varhola
With my finishing up shooting my scenes for the
indedendent feature film shoot
who gave out the show's
profile, and the show's
both/each of which she was monitoring, comprehensively introduced tonight's author guest,
Michael O. Varhola.
pointed out that when Michael had
previously been a guest,
what is now his current book,
Ghosthunting San Antonio, Austin, and Texas Hill Country,
was not yet completed.
They started out discussing the famous Alamo.
Michael pointed out most of what's left was the chapel, hence it seeming to be small.
Due to the lost expanse of the place, one has to take into account what's now a several block radius, including but not limited to the
Emily Morgan Hotel
each and all of which were within the battlefield zone.
Michael spoke about Senator
(clarifying "Davey Crockett" was a
from the 1960s).
The Crockett Hotel is situated where he fell in the final battle, and burned on a pyre on the spot, on the orders of
in an effort to make sure there'd be no memorial to them via a proper burial site.
Crockett's ghost is one of the most sighted ghosts.
Referring to his
Texas Confidential: Sex, Scandal, Murder, and Mayhem in the Lone Star State
book, he indicated those who escaped before the final attack.
Kat asked about
the six diablos,
which Michael suspects may be some of the final fighters' ghosts.
He added staying at a haunted hotel is great, as it provides access to paranormal investigating, having at least access to a room, and most of the hotel.
Kat asked after
which Michael concurs, many visitors forget that there's more than Just the Alamo.
He also stated what led up to the Alamo seige.
Michael gave the history of folks hero
who was sent to infiltrate and seduce Santa Ana.
Michael described the hangings at the
Old Bexar County Jail
Ceiling Cat Barbara Duncan
declared it as being sadistic, one could be condemned to hang at the county level, not the state level, and the gallows on the third floor was such that when your neck snapped, you were visible to visitors and prisoners on the second floor, "to keep morale up," as Michael sardonically added.
Also, that via the local
it is now a
Holiday Inn Express
with the facade of the original jail, being painted pink notwithstanding.
He pointed out a few of the activity that has been reported there.
Just before the first break, Michael touched on
Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders.
CC asked, and Michael replied, regarding
being present in San Antonio, and his capture and detainment where what is now the Menger Hotel.
Henry almost stumped Michael, asking about the
as it's in Austin, not San Antonio.
Kat asked about
Comanche Lookout Park,
which she found had similars to
story to which she and Henry were very familiar.
After the second break CC reported our having listeners tonight in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, Belgium, Haiti, and Unknown.
CC asked about the
with physical activity, such as moving objects.
Victoria's Black Swan Inn,
Alice Littlefield House.
Michael gave out his book's
he mentioned his traveling, as his ghost books are travel guides, he gave out his
as Michael designs games, he provided two of his gamer sites:
d-infinity.net online gaming magazine
sites; and his Personal Blog, at
with links to his
where he can list this webpage.
Henry reminded Michael to give out information regarding
America's Haunted Roadtrip
book series site.
Michael neglected to provide his
With me away, Kat gave out the show's
that we can be contacted
page, and that previous shows are
available on iTunes.
Kat did not give out her own
Twitter account, nor the show's
Facebook community page
site, which also has a
Twitter page, nor referring to her upcoming appearance at
Rhode Island Comic Con,
the weekend of November 6th-8th at the Providence, Rhode Island convention center.
Kat also did not give out my
on which being
my Paranormal View hub page,
indicating people from there can find the show's respective report pages and previous show archived podcasts,
Twitter, nor my being
Henry announced that the next week would be the
live broadcast from Antietam
and they wrapped out.