From the dawn of time there have been reports about loved ones returning from the dead for one reason or another. They come to comfort us, or seek revenge, or keep a promise. In some cases these newly spectral friends or family members, may themselves be the ones to deliver news of their demise. Seeing, hearing or feeling the presence of a recently deceased loved one is a surprisingly common occurrence, even today, even in the age of un-superstition. So what does it mean and how does it work? Join us this week as we examine the classic ballad “Cold As Clay,” its origins and successors, and the factual counterparts that give it its weight. We’ll discuss the Society for Psychical Research, with a special focus on the lovely Edmund Gurney; and learn how none other than Mr. Mark Twain inspired his lifelong quest for answers regarding, the Phantasms of the Living.
Guest Storyteller: Daniel Foytik
The Blue Orchid Story From Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious Universe