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The body of ufology, and other areas of paranormal study, are comprised of experiences that are collected, catalogued, debated, theorized, and sometimes debunked. They are presented time and time again as proof of something otherworldly happening in our world or seen as just crazy stories told by crazy people. I, for one, have never shied away from telling stories of my experiences. On this episode, I invite some good friends on to talk about my experiences and dive deep into their potential meaning. I'm joined by Scott Philbrook and Forrest Burgess from Astonishing Legends and Richard Hatem, famed screenwriter of The Mothman Prophecies and a current writer on DC's Titans. We dive into a handful of my paranormal experiences, and try to unpack what they could mean. There is also something called the Tupper Lake Mangaroo. 

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