Varla Ventura

I am the author of Fairies, Pookas and Changelings: A Complete Guide to the Wild and Wicked Enchanted Realm, The Book of the Bizarre; Beyond Bizarre; Among the Mermaids; and Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires & Other Creatures of the Night. I am a lover of all things truly strange and freaky, and spend a good deal of my time reading and researching stories of the unusual variety. I live in the North Woods where all manner of things tap, tap, tap at my windowpane at all hours of the night.

Tonight! Sunday! Live! Video! with Dave Cruz & Beyond The Strange Radio

Happy Halloween week, you lovers of the bizarre and starlings of the strange. Tonight join me on Beyond The Strange Radio for a live video interview with the one and only Dave Cruz. We’ll try and scare one another as we traverse the world of ghosts, vampires and other creatures of the night. Join us …

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Jeff Belanger Interviewed Me on GhostVillage (Life Goal, Achieved!!!)

If you are a fan of the paranormal, then you have no doubt spent time on Ghostvillage.com, Jeff Belanger’s website dedicated to ghost research and evidence. If not, for shame! Get thee on over and join the community of thousands—ghost encounters, curious and skeptics alike. It’s been around since 1999 and I’ve been a fan …

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4th of July Surprise! Jim Harold’s Paranormal Podcast

If you know the world of paranormal radio you likely know the name Jim Harold. He’s one of the great hosts of many para-projects over the years, currenty two of my favorites are Jim Harold’s Campfire Stories (which I often drift asleep listening to in the wee hours of the morning when insomnia takes hold) …

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Radio Ga-Ga: Upcoming Interviews & Archived Podcasts

Looking to tune in, turn on or maybe just space out? This is my (mostly) current list of upcoming and past radio appearances. Many of these were to discuss topics relevant to my latest book, Varla Ventura’s Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances, and Tales of True Hauntings! Available  Amazon, Barnes & Noble & IndieBound (and wherever books are sold!!!). NEW FOR 2019 Thursday, …

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Here There Be Ghouls: A Teaser from Paranormal Parlor

Creatures of mist, half credited; Our faint form flings No shadow in moonlight on the bed We visit; noiseless is our tread, Who come from deserts of the dead, Where no bird sings. —Anon, 1887 (from Ghost Stories and Presentiments) Here There Be Ghosts I have never met a ghost story I didn’t like. Whether …

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Happy New Year & An Annoucement

Happy 2018 you delightful devils! Let’s hope your celebrations (and libations) didn’t take you too far off the path. We all know how those Pookas can appear when you least expect them… 2017 was a big year for me personally: it saw the publication of my latest book, Fairies, Pookas, and Changelings: A Complet Guide …

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Arkansas- Strange America – 4

Greetings friends of the bizarre! We proudly present to you, our Arkansas episode of Tales of the Strange!! Varla Ventura’s Tales of the Strange: Strange America—Episode 2—Arkansas We interview with Cryptozoologist of the Year 2017, Seth Breedlove. Host: Varla Ventura Co-Host:  Bo Luellen Guest Website: Smalltownmonsters.com

Is That ME in Your Pocket? Or Are You Just…

NOW ON ITUNES, PEOPLES!! I am terribly excited to discover that our BRAND NEW podcast, Varla Ventura’s Tales of the Strange is live and now available on iTunes. Oooooh! That means you can just log in and subscribe and every time a new episode drops, bam! I’ll be right there, waiting for you. In your …

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