FARSIDE ARCHIVES: Paranormal Podcast and Ghost Stories Podcast -Mysterious Matters

Bob Bain: Talk Radio Host & Paranormal Podcast Expert

Podcast Overview

Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the strange feeling that reality isn’t what it seems to be. You are right. There are invisible forces at play every day in our lives. These invisible forces control human behavior, manipulating what we see, feel, think and achieve. Through the art of cutting edge interviews with experts from the field of science, medical advancements, conspiracies, and paranormal culture, Mysterious Matters will enhance your mental and spiritual capabilities of understanding, while achieving its ultimate goal of breaking down the barriers of perceived reality. You will see reality, and your own life differently.

Mysterious Matters discusses various topics from ancient civilizations, conspiracy theories, medical advancements to prolong human life, space exploration, transhumanism, paranormal culture (Ghosts, extraterrestrial life, unidentified flying objects (UFOs), psychic abilities or extrasensory perception, and cryptids like Bigfoot and Lochness Monster, and religion culture such as Christianity, Hoodoo, and Wicca).

Mysterious Matters is more than a paranormal podcast, more than a conspiracy podcast… it is an examination of life and its mysteries. The show is hosted by Bob Bain, and is produced in Nashville, Tennessee.

Season 4 of Mysterious Matters will premiere on January 5th, 2017.

Podcast Episodes

The End and a New Beginning

Thanks for your support through the years! Can't wait until August for Mysterious Matters 2.0. 

Confessions From a Former Scientologist: The Dark Side of Scientology

Karen de la Carriere was married to the President of the Church of Scientology—Heber Jentzsch (Mentor to such celebrities as John Travolta). Today Karen discusses her life inside of Scientology and the Aftermath of leaving Scientology.

 Topics touched on include:

► How did Karen become known as the “Queen of Scientology”


► What was Karen’s life like while she was married to the President of the Church of Scientology

 ► How are the average members of Scientology treated compared to the members who are either Powerful, or are Celebrities

 ► Karen’s ex-husband and President of Scientology, Heber Jentzsch had an influential relationship with celebrities like John Travolta; Did this powerful influence, cause Heber’s eventual downfall


► Does Scientology use Social Warfare against both members in good standing and suppressive ex-members; using family to fight family


► Does Scientology force abortions


► Does Scientology manipulate married couples to get divorced


► Secret imprisonment compound for members of Scientology; It is said that Heber Jentzsch and Shelly Miscavige (David Miscavige’s wife) are both prisoners in one of these secret compounds and face horrendous conditions

 ► Do Scientologists refuse proper medical treatment (such as much needed medications and other treatments) because their cult denies them that right

 ► Violence and severe depression inside the Sea Org Campuses

 Plus much more on Part two of our Confessions from a Former Scientologist Podcast Series. If you’re a fan of Leah Remini’s Scientology and the Aftermath then you will want to listen to this episode to hear in-depth confessions from former Scientologists.   

If you are a former Scientologist and would like to share your own experience then please get in touch with Bob @  

Psychedelic Code Encoded in Christian Art

Are there secret messages encoded in ancient Christian artwork? Jerry Brown believes the paintings, stained glass and other works of art from early Christianity show a strong pattern of psychedelic usage among early Christians—including Jesus and his disciples.  On today’s episode we focus on a very controversial topic that will be sure to entice hateful comments, strong emotions and perhaps a process of “What If”.  

Predictions for 2017: North Korea and Syria Potential for WWIII - John Hogue

When you need insight on the future weather you go to a meteorologist. When you need insight on potential future events that may change the world then you turn to a world renowned Nostradamus expert and forecaster of potential future events.

That's what we've done for what is essentially the last episode of Mysterious Matters before transitioning to the Bob Bain Show; and John Hogue's last appearance on any show hosted by Bob Bain. We've been releasing these shows backwards from newest recording session to oldest. All three episodes from the month of May were recorded during the first week of May.

Predictions for 2017 include what's going on with Donald Trump, North Korea, Russia, and Syria. Listen...only if you dare.

Moral Combat: The War on Violent Video Games

In family rooms across America, millions of children and teenagers are playing video games, such as Call of Duty, Halo, and Grand Theft Auto, roaming violent virtual worlds—with virtual guns in their hands. In what sometimes seems like an increasingly violent world, it’s only natural to worry about the effects of all this pixelated gore. But is that concern misplaced? Authors and psychologists Patrick M. Markey and Christopher J. Ferguson say it is.


Physicians' Untold Stories of Afterlife Experiences

Bob commemorates the 2nd anniversary of his father’s death (May 12th, 2015 @ 3:00 PM) by having a candid conversation with Dr. Scott Kolbaba (a real, practicing physician). Their conversation focuses on stories of Bob’s own afterlife experiences with his Dad, as well as those shared by Dr. Scott Kolbaba as either experienced first hand or relayed to him by other practicing doctors.

This first edition of the Bob Bain Show, sees Bob unprepared, and thrown off by the camera, but ready to tackle the conversation as any astute professional would. Join the conversation as Bob and Dr. Kolbaba tackle Afterlife Experiences, Life After Death, Signs from the Afterlife and more.

Check YouTube for the actual video of this show.

Mysterious Beasts: Cryptozoology Field Investigator, Ken Gerhard

Are there truly mysterious beasts of a cryptozoological nature creeping around in forests, waterways, or otherwise unexplored areas of the earth?  Ken Gerhard believes that is the case and why he has dedicated his life to investigating claims of humanoid creatures, gargantuan water creatures, and other mysterious beasts.

Unlike other cryptozoologists, Ken Gerhard has worked in a zoo as a volunteer and feels the experience has given him a better understanding of animal behaviors.

Topics touched on include:

►Does Ken believe he will ever find key evidence, or a golden ticket, to break open the world of cryptozoology for mainstream investigation

►Mysterious Beasts of the Amazon Jungle

►Is Bigfoot real, or merely a fabrication by people wanting to be the next P.T. Barnum

►Larger than life wasps, spiders and coconut crabs

►Insects with the ability to cloak themselves

►Reasons why lake monsters could be real, compared to Bigfoot

Plus much more!


Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, Satanic Panic, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture

 Has the Paranormal taken a strong lead to become part of American Culture? That’s what we find out today as Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Joseph Baker shares his insight on Paranormal America, and the Parallels between Religion and the Paranormal.

Joseph and his co-authors/co-researchers participated in psychic readings, palm readings, they had their auras photographed, joined a Bigfoot hunt, followed a group of ghost hunters in an investigation of a haunted classroom, and even visited a support group for alien abductees.

Topics touched on include:

►The Satanic Panic of the late 1980’s into the 1990’s

►How Paul Ingram was personally affected by this Moral Panic

►The moral panic of today

►What’s the mindset of a professor of sociology going into the investigative field of Paranormal Phenomenon

►Key Demographics and Statistics for various Paranormal Phenomena

►Are the majority of average Americans more inclined to believe or disbelieve in Paranormal activity

►Why don’t more Christians believe in Paranormal Activity, when the Christian bible is abundant with Paranormal experiences

Plus much more!


Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Joseph Baker joined us to discuss "Paranormal America". We focus on the Satanic Panic of the late 80's into the 90's, Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts and other curiosities in religion and culture.



Astronomer Bob Berman: Strange Universe and Biocentrism | Trappist-1 Planetary System - Astronomy Podcast

Astronomer and regular contributor to Astronomy Magazine, Bob Berman, sat down to discuss the strange happenings in our universe—as well as what astronomical events we should be looking for during 2017.  

The most exciting of these events is The Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 and it cuts a path through the United States... but only certain locations will be within the path of totality.  That means you'll need to find where the path of totality will be for August 21, 2017 in order to view this rare event.  

Then the focus turned to Bob Berman's book that he co-authored with Dr. Robert Lanza— Beyond Biocentrism.  They also touched on the Trappist-1 Planetary System, Bob Berman's Strange Universe 3 minute program on NPR, and Bob's upcoming book called Zapped.  


Bob Berman

►Host of Strange Universe on NPR

►Author of Strange Universe

►Astronomy Magazine's "Strange Universe" columnist

►Discover Magazine's astronomy columnist

►Adjunct professor of astronomy at Marymount Manhattan College

►Director, Overlook Observatory

Links Bob Berman's Strange Universe



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Does Culture Create the Belief in Ghosts | History of Ghost Stories

Culture and Environment impacts how an individual perceives things around them. But does it also create the atmosphere for believing, or disbelieving, in paranormal phenomena such as Ghosts?

On episode 97 of the Mysterious Matters Podcast, Colin Dickey shares his research into; Does culture play a significant role into whether an individual has a belief system that nurtures or hinders the perception of ghostly apparitions.


► How did growing up mere miles from one of the most haunted homes in America, the Winchester Mystery House, impact Colin’s life and the viewpoints he has on Ghosts/Haunted Environments

► Is there any evidence supporting the belief that one or more spectral tormentors were visiting Sarah Winchester

► Are ghostly apparitions an actual event of Paranormal Phenomena or is it a bored mind playing tricks in order to keep itself entertained

► Are most Haunted locations more of a tourist trap than they are a place where Paranormal Activity is found; Especially those claiming to house the spectral image of celebrities such as Marylin Monroe

► Are most Haunted locations more of a tourist trap than they are a place where Paranormal Activity is found

► Do ghost stories change as culture and environment changes

► Are certain towns/cities more open about their Haunted Heritage than others

► Are most Haunted locations more of a tourist trap than they are a place where Paranormal Activity is found

► Are most Haunted locations more of a tourist trap than they are a place where Paranormal Activity is found

► Late-night Spectral Hitchhikers

These and much more await you on this 97 episode of Mysterious Matters

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