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True Tales of the Strange & Unusual — Beginning June 1st and running all month long #occult30

Posted in #occult30 on May 26, 2020 by Occult Detective

occult30 itinerary

Above you’ll find my itinerary for #occult30 in which I will be blogging every day throughout the month of June, sharing what I am dubbing “True Tales of the Strange & Unusual”.

I like the idea of sharing these personal experiences, some large and with unsettling implications, while others are small stories, perhaps humorous or with a wee bit of whimsy and charm.

All will be true, as advertised, or as close to true as I can recall. Some will touch on familiar aspects, things you’ve heard me mention before, online, or in various lectures, or idle chat, if you’ve had the pleasure of cornering me at a convention or investigation.

There will be things I leave out, here and there, and names and places altered, to protect the guilty and innocent alike, but there will be magic and ghosts and drugs and suspect behavior and all manner of questionable goings on scattered throughout, because that’s what one typically finds in true stories.

Most of the stories will involve my nape of the woods, as they say, especially in those most ancient times, when the world was far less politically correct. I was also coming of age during the so-called Satanic Panic, so, now and then, a bit of bitterness might find its way onto the page.

One last caveat. I am working on a book in which many of these stories will find themselves expanded upon. So, if you are intrigued by some of what I write above, then you’re sure to appreciate the tales told in full, once said book is finished and, perchance, released into the wild.

In closing, I hope for two things: a dialogue between those who read these stories (whether here, on social media, or via email), and for the #occult30 to inspire others to share their own experience, perhaps that relate in some way with the subject of my own stories.

It will begin, Monday, the 1st of June, with an origin story of sorts. Maybe I’ll get to read yours as well.

See you then…

WRITING:Untitled” – An Occult Detective Handbook; Born Again; (Redacted) RPG Handbook (with Connor Freeman)
WATCHING: LOST; Portals to Hell
READING: The Magical Battle of Britain by Dion Fortune; Wotan: The Road to Valhalla
by KveldúlfR Hagan Gundarsson; The Fortean Times Paranormal Handbook
LISTENING: LOST – Season 1 Soundtrack; Loreena McKennitt – The Visit; Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
PLAYING: A Song of Ice & Fire Miniatures Game; Dungeons & Dragons on Roll20


Posted in #occult30 on May 21, 2020 by Occult Detective


I hope you’ll join me and take part in the conversations as I spend the month of June sharing true stories of the strange & unusual. I’ll be posting daily and hope this will instigate a dialogue and encourage you to share your own related adventures.

It all starts on the 1st of June, culminating on the 30th. I’ll be posting here, and on twitter. If you’d like to follow along, be sure to sub to this blog, and/or follow the hashtag #occult30 across my various social media platforms.


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