Ernie Rivers’ Poltergeist

“One of the most intense incidents was when Ernie sat doing his schoolwork at the dining room table and he thought he saw movement from the side of the stove. He thought he saw a dark figure moving past him. A dark figure in the room with him. He soon caught the motion again out of the corner of his eye, and then, following it, he watched one of the pepper shakers from the top of the stove start to levitate before rapidly floating over and landing beside him. “

Known as the Project Poltergeist, Dan’s first tale is the first documented case of poltergeist activity taking place in one of American’s government housing projects. It’s been called the Project Poltergeist. The strange tale of a lot of paranormal activity following a young man, Ernie Rivers. Who is the poltergeist? Is it Ernie’s Dad? Did he come back to take Ernie away? Keep your mirrors covered, if nothing else, when listening to this story. After getting spooped in story one, Dan takes up back to Japan to investigate multiple ghost sightings in the wake of the 2011 tsunami. These aren’t your average ghosts who hide in the shadows. No. These ghosts are in plain sight, they look like they are alive, just like you and I.

Lynze balances out the more traditional stories with two stories that may just get under your skin. To start, Lynze takes us on a hike and camping. When you are in the middle of nowhere with no one else close by, except your tent mate, and screams cut through the night air, you might not want to trust that those screams are human. For the last story of the show, we follow along one sisters journey of watching “the man” who seemed to be attached to her brother, until the end. Was the man death, coming for her brother or was he there to warn of death to come? One will never know.

New Merch: Another reminder for the April 22nd Scared to Death LIVE show.

We’re getting excited for this one!

Next Thursday, April 22nd, 6:00 PM PST, the virtual “doors” for a 6:30PM PT show time.

Recorded today’s episode weeks ago – and the turnout looks like it will be really good. Yay!

Again – the show will be interactive with your chance to participate in a live chat, polls and a Q & A at the end of the show all

And the stories we tell will only be told at this show.

AND – just like a live show for your favorite band, we also have limited edition Scared To Death LIVE merch.

An STD LIVE tee and hoodie, a La LLarona [yi rona] Tee. A mug. Lots of fun stuff.

Tickets available at You’ll get your show access link roughly 72 hours before the show, unless you buy your ticket within 72 hours of the show. Then you should get it immediately. And that link will allow you to be able to rewatch the show for 72 hours after the show.

Bad Magic Productions Monthly Patreon Donation: Don’t know how much we’re giving this month yet to our Bad Magic Productions Charity, but we DO know what charity we’re giving too:

This month, we are donating to a non profit that might sound familiar to you, The Saint Bernard Project, aka SBP.

Thanks to your support, we’ll be donating over $12,500 dollars to help those in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana as they continue to work on their recovery from winter storm Uri [yuri].

The SBP, the more funds they receive, the more they will be able to assist in helping low income home owners, who generally have the least amount of access to resources. SBP volunteers are on-the-ground right now in Houston and southwest Louisiana repairing damage caused by burst pipes for those impacted by the storm, providing mucking, gutting and mold remediation services, replacing drywall, repairing damaged pipes, and so much more.

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Opening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):
Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH.”

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