You know the saying “time flies when you’re having fun”? For us, that’s never been truer than it was over the last year. It seems like it was just last week that we were sketching out our adventures for 2015. Now that the clock has ticked over and we’ve officially traveled to the future, I wanted to look at back and take stock of our year in weird.
In 2015, Dana and I drove over 20k miles to some of the world’s most incredible paranormal hotspots, spent well over a month’s worth of nights in hotel rooms across the country, and ate breakfast at more lonely truck stops than I’m comfortable calculating.
We went Bigfoot hunting in the California mountains, chased goblins through caves in Kentucky, researched two-century-old curses in rural Pennsylvania, and spent the night in a Spiritualist compound in Florida. I got scratched by a ghost in an abandoned Ohio prison, summoned spirits on a haunted island in Michigan, and hung out with alien abductees in Detroit.
We freaked out because we got to appear on Coast to Coast AM (twice!), geeked out because we got to chase monsters with The Interrobang’s Comedian of the Year Nate Bargatze, and got creeped out because people gave us voodoo idols that cause bad dreams, Dark Mirrors that show horrible visions, and a spooky old doll that makes people sick.
We were lucky enough to speak at some of the country’s top paranormal events, giving crowds instructions on How to Get Abducted by Aliens or introducing them to the haunted objects in our Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult. Needless to say, we got to scare a lot of people in 2015.
When we weren’t playing hopscotch across the country, we were busy writing hundreds of detailed guides designed to help point road warriors toward the weirdest travel destinations across North America, sometimes even with a snappy video companion.
We got to watch our friends do some pretty amazing things, whether it was Chip Coffey hosting the world’s first live Exorcism on television or John Tenney performing a year-long seance experiment that’s going to blow everyone’s minds.
We made up with Tim “The Bigfoot Hunter” Holmes, who is just as eager to throw a shotgun in our hands and hit the forest as he was when we shot The Bigfoot Hunter: Still Searching in 2006. Stay tuned for an announcement that’s just as ridiculous as you can imagine.
But the best part about the last year was that we got to go on all these adventures with you. We walked into haunted houses with old friends and came out of them with new ones – both on this side of the veil and the other. I’d list you all, but I’d rather spend my first week of the new year making plans to hang out with you. You guys know who you are.
What a year! And to think, this whole time we’ve been calling 2015 a “warm up year”. Sheesh. Wait until you guys see what we’ve got coming down the pipeline for 2016!
Happy New Year, everyone – and stay weird!