222 Paranormal Podcast

All things paranormal With your host Jennifer Shortridge & Joe Shortridge Brother and Sister duo Joe and Jen have been interested in all things paranormal since their childhood. We bring to you our personal experiences, news from the paranormal world and special guests.
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Jul 14, 2019

One the road again! We met up with new friends and fellow podcasters Geeks Paranormal. They share all about their group and the haunted stories of their investigations. We discuss when paranormal activity happens while taping podcasts. How they communicate with spirits and ghosts.

Listen in to this the 156th episode of the 222 Paranormal Podcast featuring GEEKS Paranormal!

Jul 7, 2019

What is a Ghostorian? A person who documents ghosts. We met Mike Ricksecker at many events but never had the pleasure of talking to him until now. You may have seen Mike on My Ghost Story on the Bio Channel or The Haunted on Animal Planet.  He is the founder of Haunted Road Media, a paranormal and supernatural publishing company and is a fellow paranormal podcaster. Mike brings us spooky tales of the paranormal and catches up with the 222 Paranormal Podcast on all his latest happening and books.

Listen in as we get to know the Ghostorian Mike Ricksecker!

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Jun 30, 2019

For centuries, reports of black shadow dogs have been reported in legends and literature. Accounts of the beasts terrorizing small towns and villages have plagued poor unsuspecting souls who fear these dark entities. What are they and how did they come about? In this episode of the 222 Paranormal Podcast, we explore the realm of creature canines who roam graveyards and churches.

Jun 23, 2019

Having a baby should be one of the most joyous times in a parents life. You get the crib, the toys, the baby monitor. Imaging relaxing in the living room listening to your child soft breathing or cooing then suddenly hearing a old woman singing or a demonic voice growling. Yup, all that has been hear on these two way devices. In this the 153rd episode of the 222 paranormal Podcast, we bring you some scary audio of things heard on baby monitors.

Listen as Joe and Jen weigh in on these radios and if they would be a new paranormal investigation tool.

Jun 16, 2019

Some people dream of living the life of Sex Drugs and Rock N Roll. But it is not all it's cracked up to be. Just ask Detroit's own Rikki Roxx. He not only lived it, he died from it. Then he came back from the dead. 

Hundreds of people have experienced a Near Death Experience, or NDE. Rickki's story is an amazing first hand account of what happened to him when he died, went to the afterlife and returned.

Listen into this amazing man who has lived life on the edge and returned to tell his record of what happened when you pass over and come back again.

Jun 9, 2019

Over the years a set of very unusual paintings have to come light with a very dark and mysterious shroud of paranormal activity tied to them. The Crying Boy Paintings have been at the center of investigations of bizarre happenings and paranormal occurrences since their inception. Can these painting be the cause of multiple fires? And do the hold the spirits of dead children within their frames and How did they possess these works of art?

Listen in the the 151st episode of the 222 Paranormal Podcast to unlock the mysteries of case The Crying Boy Paintings.

Jun 2, 2019

Forget the beer commercial guy, Jeff Belanger is the most interesting man in the world. If you have had the pleasure of going to a convention where Jeff Belanger has spoke, then you know what a treat you are in for; if you haven't, then be prepared for one of the most intriguing talks. Jeff is an emmy-nominated host, writer, author, producer and has traveled the globe researching haunted tales and pursuing his life goals. From ghost storytelling in his books to podcasting the New England Legends to writing for the #1 ghost show, Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures, we are truly honored to have this week's guest on the 150th episode of the 222 Paranormal Podcast.

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May 26, 2019

Every family has secrets. Things known but not spoken about. Long unpublished truths hidden in the lineage. Sometimes never revealed, sometimes spoken as one's dying words, sometimes found in lost documents kept in diaries or family bibles. In this modern age, many secrets are revealed. This is the case for our show guest author Jeff Mudgett. Imagine one moment being at a family gathering the next you are told of a deep dark skeleton that had been hidden for years. His ancestor was a serial killer, but not just any serial killer his great great grandfather was the infamous murderer H.H. Holmes.

Author Jeff Mudgett stops by the show to talk about his book, Bloodstains. The tale of his journey of diving into the world of his ancestor and finding out his he in fact Jack the Ripper.

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May 19, 2019

Time to step back into Gettysburg. The famed haunted hallow grounds that hold sacred to all Americans. Generals and privates, the seasoned fighter to the fresh young boy from the farm died together in one of America's bloodiest battles. Some are still fighting the war. Caught in and endless loop reliving the fighting day and night, some seeking answers, some unaware the are dead. Some cry for their mothers, other roam the fields and forest search for the enemy.

One man has encountered these spirits time and again. Don Alison, author of I Met a Ghost at Gettysburg, returns the the show with his new book, I met More Ghosts at Gettysburg. An incredible story of his ghost encounters in the Pennsylvania province.

Listen in to Episode #148 of the 222 Paranormal Podcast.

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May 12, 2019

Many times we talk about haunted locations and you think Grandma's watching you in the kitchen smiling from the other side, however not all cases are friendly spirits. Imagine being a young couple moving into your first home ready to start your life together, only to find you are not alone. What happen in this case will shock the hell out of you as it did for the newlyweds who experienced a haunting like no other.

Listen in to this episode #147 of the 222 Paranormal Podcast featuring Harold and Becky of the Toledo Ohio Ghost Hunters Society who bring us this shocking story from their case files and tales about the fie points area of Toledo, OH.

**222 Paranormal Podcast presents the Toledo Bigfoot & Paranormal Conference October 12th, 2019**

May 5, 2019

When we wanted to explore the 300 year old city New Orleans, there was only one person we desired to take us on a journey of the haunted and dark history. Jonathan Weiss. One man's mission to preserve the stories that can not be forgotten, should not be forgotten, will not be forgotten. 

Winding through haunted alleys, he brings his tours real life tales of  pirates who walked their last living steps to the gallows, captains who still sail the lonely shores hundreds of years after they took their last breath in the stormy waters. Victims of the mass plagues, murdered prostitutes, immigrants who looked for a better life, and orphans still roam in the alley ways.

Jonathan Weiss is a trained actor, historian and tour company owner who specializes in leading a multitude of macabre tour through out his beloved city.

Listen in as we bring some of the most interesting stories from the leading tour guide of the dark history of New Orleans on this the 146th episode of the 222 Paranormal Podcast.

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Apr 28, 2019

The haunting of a paranormal host. We come to you this week with a different style of show. As talked about in many of the episodes Jen has experienced paranormal ghostly activity in her house. This week we bring you a live EVP session direct from her home. Listen in to hear if we captured they voice of "Angel" a spirit murdered on the 80's and other wandering spirits.

Now accepting vendors for the Toledo Bigfoot and Paranormal Convention October 2019!

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Apr 21, 2019

Scary tales from our friends from Black Swamp Paranormal of NWO about the legendary Holcomb Woods Road. of Ohio. A terrifying place that presents shadow figures, oppression, fear and tales of the paranormal. 

We also talk to Legend Hunters Films, Dave and Ryan who bring us a documentary about a tale of buried Civil War gold in Dents Run, PA. this film tells the real accounts of the hidden treasure and how the FBI became involved. These amazing filmmakers also have made other films about Bigfoot and local Pennsylvania legends.

Listen in to this amazing episode 144 of the 222 Paranormal Podcast.


Apr 14, 2019

When we returned to the 2019 Butler Paranormal Conference, we wanted to bring you interviews with some new insight on what is happening in the field of Ufology, bigfoot and other paranormal activity. On today's show we talked to one such attendee, Bob Washburn, who had some interesting tales of what is happening in space, with aliens and other paranormal theories.


Apr 7, 2019

Skinwalkers. The name alone can make your skin crawl. Once revered as Navajo healers have now morphed into a evil entity that could you real harm. Are they Shape Shifting into animals to come closer to the living undetected? Are they after your soul? Can they mimic you? In this the 142nd episode of the 222 Paranormal Podcast we explain what Skinwalkers are, how they came to be and what they are after.


Mar 31, 2019

For centuries, myths and legends of blood sucking humans has plagued mankind. Creatures of the night roam in the shadows, looking to bite unsuspecting victims and drain their bodies of the rivers that flow through our veins. Great lengths were taken to ensure vampires would not rise up from the grave and take you as their next victim. But what if you were a willing victim? In today's society there are vampires out there, although you would never know. Bankers, lawyers, clerks, and one could be walking long side you. Real life vampires who drink blood, from the willing of course. In this the episode 141 of the 222 Paranormal Podcast, we bring you a brief history of vampires, and the life of the modern vampire.

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Mar 24, 2019

The spirits have a hard time in the Big Easy. In terms of deaths in America, the one place that holds the candle to the rest has to be New Orleans. Ghosts roam the sidewalks and alleyways, sit with you at your table at the restaurants, wake you up in your hotel room, watch you drink in bars and roam aimlessly in the mansions peppered throughout the city as they try to live the life they once had and struggle to forget the tragic ends they met. 

In the episode #140 of the 222 Paranormal Podcast we tell you, our beloved listeners the horrific and gruesome details of the reasons New Orleans is the most haunted city in America.

Mar 17, 2019

Keeping up with our love of the weird and paranormal, the 222 Paranormal Podcast had to bring our listeners some interesting and unusual information on a strange case of a UFO over Lower Southern Michigan, a well witnessed event that happened just over the Ohio border. Strange lighted object  landing in a swamp in Dexter Township. With over 40-60 witnesses, this event shook the small towns and citizens in the surrounding areas.

Also, we review what is going on with our neighboring planet Mars. Is there new evidence of life and former civilizations long since gone? 

Listen in the 139th episode of the 222 Paranormal Podcast for another fantastic show!


Mar 10, 2019

Very Very Bizarre is the only way we can describe the strange happenings going around the world in 2019. From gigantic holes suddenly opening up in Siberia to unearthly transmissions audibly broadcasting across the open skies, and other enigmatical events. 

With no clear explanation for these puzzling happenings, the 222 Paranormal Podcast goes deep into what could be causing such strange situations to occur from the USA to the Amazon to Russia and beyond.


Mar 3, 2019

A person's aura is said to be a field of energy that they give off. Some people believe that everything has an aura or is surrounded by a field of its own energy that can be captured using Kirlian photography. The ability to see auras is considered a psychic skill. In this our Episode 137 of the 222 Paranormal Podcast, we talk with one person who has the ability to see and read auras, Haunted Toledo's own, Sarah Chelten. Listen as we discuss what auras are, what the many colors they give off mean and how auras are read.

Feb 24, 2019

Imagine being a newly married couple moving into a small isolated trailer park with your young child in what is supposed to be the happiest times of your life but instead having the most terrifying experience of being stalked by a supernatural hell hound. What could only be described as Dogman, Nadine and John of Black Swamp Paranormal share their nightmare experience of their confrontation of with this entity, as seen on the Travel Channel's show Paranormal Encounters, Animal Nightmares of being stalked by a Dogman creature who wanted nothing more than to rip them apart. John and Nadine also share some of their ghostly investigations from their years of paranormal investigating.

Listen into Episode #136 of the 222 Paranormal Podcast as Nadine & John stop by the studio.

Feb 17, 2019

If you are thinking of haunted locations top of the list would be have to be Theatres. For thousands of years, theatres have been reported as having paranormal activity. Could spirits hard working stagehands, chorus girls with stars in their eyes or vicarious actors still roam the stages and dressing rooms of these majestic halls? One person who can attest to these happenings is Alex Matsuo. Author of The Haunting of the Tenth Avene Theatre, Alex is an author, writer, actor, paranormal enthusiast and fellow podcaster. With her personal experiences in haunted theatres she brings us tales of ghostly encounters in these historic places and her work in helping with residential cases.

Listen in to this episode #135 of the 222 Paranormal Podcast with the talent and beautiful Alex Matsuo.



Feb 10, 2019

From the bowels of hell, from the Room of Doom, the one the only GRIZZLY BROWN! In this the 134th episode of the 222 Paranormal Podcast, we bring you a dear friend of the show Tom Momsen aka Grizzly Brown. Tom stops by the studio to talk all things haunted, ghostly and bizarre. With years of on air time and life experiences Griz share some of his strangest encounters with elementals, spirits, shadow figures and of course ghosts!

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Feb 3, 2019

Bobby Mackey's...a small honky tonk in a small town. A place like no other, claiming to be the most haunted night club in America. But is it more? Is this place a portal to hell? This former slaughterhouse was rumored to used for some of the darkest rituals, filled with history of murder and mayhem, proves to be a hot bed of activity of paranormal haunting. 

Listen in to episode 133 of the 222 Paranormal Podcast as we boot scoot our story of the world famous Bobby Mackey's haunted history.


Jan 27, 2019

Zak Bagans much talked about documentary, Demon House, is a 95 minute look into the property Bagans purchased in Gary, Indiana back in 2014. For three years, he documented former residents, priests, social workers and law enforcement who all had ties to the happenings at the small bungalow rumored to have 200 demons inside, finally releasing the film in 2018. 

In this episode number 132 of the 222 Paranormal Podcast, Joe and Jen discuss the film, the events and our thoughts on this somewhat controversial documentary. Please note there are "spoilers" so if you not seen the film, watch it then listen to our show. 

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