Episode Twenty: Hauntings and Poltergeists with Parapsychologist Steve Mera

Happy 2017! On this first episode of the new year, Tom and Jenny have a very special guest, parapsychologist Steve Mera. Steve has been in the field for more than 30 years and has investigated hundreds of paranormal cases. Jenny even co-authored two books with him about two of his most fascinating investigations, The Rochdale Poltergeist and House of Fire and Whispers: Investigating the Seattle Demon House. On this episode, he talks about both those cases, as well as his career in the paranormal in general, including the differences between poltergeist infestations and hauntings, and what he thinks of popular “ghost hunting” shows. Tune in and enjoy the science behind the spooky.

Episode Three: Mysterious Memory: The Mandela Effect and the Reincarnation of the Pollock Twins

Jenny and Tom explore some of the stranger outposts of human memory. First, they discuss the so-called Mandela Effect, whereby many people seemingly remember certain historical facts “incorrectly.” Is the past changing in subtle ways? Are some people overlapping from alternating timescales? Is there a glitch in the Matrix? Or is human memory simply faulty and fallible in various predictable ways?

In the second segment, they delve into the eerie case of the Pollock Twins, sometimes put forth as solid evidence for reincarnation. Were these famed girls really the reborn iteration of their dead sisters?

In between, Tom and Jenny also digress into a few of their own amusing childhood memories, involving Evel Knievel, child drunkenness, and the possibility of being one’s own grandpa.