I am a man in my mid 40’s and I work in the IT industry and travel the country teaching staff how to use software applications. I have been fascinated with anything unexplained ever since I can remember. I’ve had a few experiences, one of which has been a message from the other side (we tell the story in episode 1) and some a little more scary.
I believe there must be something else to this life, I am one man in a town of 14,000, in a country of 65,000,000 people in a world of 7,700,000,000. And we live on a planet which is only one of 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 in the universe. How many universes are there? There has to be more than we know or understand, right?
I wanted to start the podcast to spend more time with Bella doing something that we both enjoy. Currently we are not earning any money from the podcast and in actual fact it is costing us a fortune. One thing that makes up for the ever shrinking pocket is that every so often we get a message from a listener which makes us smile, it is crazy to think that while we are in our little house in South Wales (UK) people on the other side of the planet are listening to our ramblings.
I am really humbled at how far and how fast the podcast has grown and by our guests who know a lot more about the topics than we ever could.
We have some really interesting ideas and plans for the coming months so stay with us, and please tell your friends. ;)
How I found myself to be co-hosting The Weird Wacky Wonderful Stories Podcast which is listened to by thousands of people all over the world, is one of life's little mysteries. All I wanted to do was to start doing a podcast about interesting things I heard about or read about. Shelly came home from work one evening and I said "I want to do a podcast but I don't know how to do it".
He asked me what I wanted the podcast to be about and I told him my idea. Then he asked if he could do it with me. I thought it would be a really cool thing for us to do to spend time together, and our podcast began to take shape. Believe me when I say that he is the driving force behind our show. The Weird Wacky Wonderful Stories Podcast was initially my idea, but before I knew it, I was along for the ride. The "Bonnie to his Clyde", the ever present sidekick, the yang to his yin.
We have changed from our first show to where we are now. We went from thinking up a topic and talking about it, to asking our listeners to send us stories, to interviews with our very interesting guests. Although we seem to focus more on the paranormal, we both love all sorts of stories.
We really are listener driven, so if you have an idea you'd like us to explore, a guest you would like to hear us talk to, or if you want to be a guest yourself, please get in touch. Who knows where we will end up next? Your guess is as good as ours!
I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to each and every one of our listeners. We truly couldn't do this without you. Now you know how a husband and a wife became podcasters. We told you our story, so now tell us yours.
Stay weird wacky and wonderful...
Bryce: Audio Editor / Host
I’m a sixth former (that means I’m in my last two years of high school, for anyone outside of the UK), Shelly and Bella’s son, and I help to edit the podcast so that it’s ready for all of you wonderful listeners to hear.
Some really interesting topics come up on the show and I encourage you to listen to the entire catalogue available (that is, if you haven’t already! In which case, you should do it again!).
I hope you’ll stick with us as we expand and get even better!
Ruth Roper Wylde: Paranormal Correspondent
Ruth is a partially retired Civil Servant, living in Bedfordshire, UK with her husband and two dogs. Much of her career was spent as an investigator – firstly in Fraud/Theft and later in Bullying/Harassment/Discrimination claims.
She has a lifelong fascination with the supernatural and unexplained, stemming from formative years spent living in a house with an active poltergeist in Welwyn, Hertfordshire. As a hobby therefore over the years, she researched for endless hours on the subject with the idea of eventually writing a book.
She brings a healthy dose of scepticism and desire for scientific explanation to her research and writing, which was instilled by her ever pragmatic mother: who when presented with an inexplicably flying knife in the kitchen, calmly took out a tape measure and measured the length of its flight path.
Nearly four years ago, when the opportunity to take partial early retirement presented itself, Ruth decided to make her idea of writing a book into reality, and has since published four books as an independent author: “The Ghosts of Marston Vale”,“The Almanac of British Ghosts”, “These Haunted Times Volume One” and “The Roadmap of British Ghosts”. She is currently writing book 5….which will be These Haunted Times Volume Two.
Her main area of interest lies in finding existing stories of the inexplicable – and then researching to see whether there is any evidence that the phenomena is still happening. Her books are chock full therefore of brand new accounts of the supernatural given first hand by the many witnesses Ruth interviews or corresponds with.
You can find her books on Amazon, available as paperback, e-book, or free download if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription. Other booksellers also stock them.
You can connect with Ruth on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or LinkedIn, or by emailing her at : email@example.com
Richard Lennie: UFO Correspondent
For more than 30 years, Richard Lennie has been one of the premiere researchers in the field of UFOlogy, in the United Kingdom. Richard has become a voice of authority on the UFO phenomenon and Extraterrestrial contact and abduction.
From a sighting in December 1980 above my old school where I observed seven red lights to ''Fastwalkers'' seen only thru night vision equipment discovered by my late great friend Mr.Ed Grimsley to daytime U.F.O's seen thru infrared by using filters and ''night-shot'' function on old camcorders.
Since then I have discovered we are not alone here on planet Earth or in space. I continue to search for the reason WHY they are here and what if any are their intentions.
I am 57 years old and live in West Somerset, England. I have done t.v. and many radio shows throughout the world along with doing power points around the country. You can find me on Facebook under Richard Lennie (Ufologist) or you can just Google me to see what I have done.
“May we live in interesting times,” I quote, but not sure who!
Having an interesting childhood, being a Specialist in the Combat Engineers and serving in Berlin and experiencing the building of the Berlin Wall, working for the British later in Berlin, and of course, following my childhood dream of being a pilot; I believe I have fulfilled the quote.
Now, in my senior years, I am reminiscing and documenting these past times, as a promise to my late wife.
I hope this would make her happy.