Saturday March 10, 2018
Marla Brooks: California Folklore and Legends
Tonight we had longtime friend of our show, author and paranormal investigator
was not available this edition of the show, running a cast and camera-crew rehearsal run through, so the
shoot on March 24th would run smoothly.
As the opening disclainer kicked in,
Ceiling Cat Barbara Duncan
could be heard, concerned about the audio being heard in the
started the show, conveying I was actually at a shoot, not a rehearsal.
Unsure whether it had played, Henry replayed the Para-X disclaimer.
Henry introduced CC and Marla, referring mto her show as
Stirring the Cauldron"...
CC started regarding there being lots of gold in California.
Knott's Berry Farm
having a pan-for-gold aspect.
Playing back the show, I felt bad I was not there to confirm this, my having gone to Knott's Berry Farm
with my brother twelve days earlier.
Henry spoke about alleged "witches" witnessed by a child worker back in the 1950s.
Marla spoke about haunted
prison, in which solitary confinement was called The Hole.
In the 1940s one inmate was placed within the Hole, who began screaming a demon was trying to kill him.
The guards predictably ignored him; in the morning the locked door was opened and they found the inmate alone, strangled to death.
CC confirmed that a docent to whoim she once spoke had not heard that story.
As many former inmates currently run tours of the jail, one reported looking down in C-Block and saw a friend in prison garb.
He waved as the friend waved back, and the guide realize the friend was long since dead.
Marla spoke of
the Old Firestation
(now a museum),
during her visit she got a smack on her bum from an unseen entity.
Henry told Marla about his being touched by a child entity when he was at the
Preble County Historical Society.
Marla joked about her own personal demon with whom she lives: her cat Teak.
Apparently a few minutes earlier, as Teak was racing about, the lever on her chair was hit, dropping her seat a few inches.
Marla immediately looked to see Teak across the room... it has not been he that had "adjusted" the chair...
Henry asked if she had heard of the
(named after Lt Colonel Richard Drum),
in Wilmington; Marla indicated
goes up there a lot.
Henry read aloud about California's
involvement in the War Between the States.
There have been a few full body apparitions sighted at the now museum.
Marla referred to the area as San Pedro, and I was not there to point out that San Pedro
(from where I coshost the show when I am house- and cat-sitting for my San Pedro friends),
is not really Wilmington...
Marla spoke about CC's neck of the woods: San Francisco, telling the tale of, distracted by conversing with another woman, a woman whose child's pram rolled into the lake.
The frantic mother searched everywhere, eventually wading into the lake until she was submerged, never to return.
A statue stands to commemerate her, and the story goes that one can summon her via the statue... but she might kill the summoner, so evoke her at one's peril.
CC clarified there's a
CC and Marla spoke about their respective viewpoints of fog; CC has the uplifting end-of-Casablanca approach while Marla, while southern California fog is rare, she suspects there is Something Out There waiting to grab her, using the fog for cover.
Marla note in the chat room,
conveyed her own issue: she has no issue with being in the Dark, but that she Feels Things.
Continuing on the topic of Fear, Marla implied having seen Psycho too many times: having issues with opaque shower curtains.
She spoke about one room's bathroom at the
Marla when with
and the since passed
and everyone experienced fear in that bathroom.
Kenny held a seance, during which he channeled actress
The hotel workers are not allowed to discuss, or at least voluneteer, that there is hauntings.
Marla amusingly related how when she checked in, on mentioning the specific room number, the man behind the desk gaped.
Playing innocent, Marla asked if there Was A Problem with the room, and he awkwardly toed the line that it was fine, et al.
Marla made the silent slit-throat hand gesture, at which he exclained: "You know...!"
He was then able to converse more freely, about how many people who'd checked in to the room would hastily check out in the middle of the night.
CC indicated our having listeners tonight in the US, the UK, Canada, and our friends in Isreal.
Henry reminded listeners this year Para-X folks would be visiting and investigating Gettysburg, April 13 and 14; to
CC brought up
spirits in miners that could help, or hinder, living miners.
Marla spoke of Little People at
seem by hikers.
Marla indicated being hours from San Francisco, but they neglected to take into account Marla lives about 30-33 miles from me.
She did say having a new local
train station, the train that goes to downtown.
accourding to Marla, the Central Californian
Santa Lucia Mountains
have entities known as
that resemble Shadow People.
Marla complained wanting to visit
ghost town in Nevada.
Any time she's headed to Vegas, the other has refused to stop at Calico, just interested in going straight to Vegas.
CC wondered whether the famous
in Rachel, Nevada,
Marla clarified that's about ninety minutes north of Vegas; that in 2019 her friend and show-guest
is coming to the states, and they're doing a Road Trip...
Henry began wrapping the show, mentioning the
Legends of America