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Psychics and Seances on Old Time Radio

Dr. Mabuse Seance

  Inspired by Ron Smith’s upcoming book The Mesmerist, an adventure steeped in the dark seance rooms of the mediums and mentalists of the Victorian era, the writers of Awake at Midnight here unveil a new series of monthly posts specifically related to clairvoyants and the art of contacting the…

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Comic Books on Old Time Radio

Suspense Comic

The horror comics of the 1950s were highly influenced by the creepy stories that were broadcast over the radio years earlier. The aged voice of Old Nancy, The Witch of Salem (and her cat Satan) from The Witch’s Tale is mentioned as a direct influence for The Old Witch who…

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The Sealed Book: OTR Plots

  The Sealed Book 1945 Known Episodes: 26 Scripts were written by Robert Arthur, Jr. and David Kogan, who were also responsible for The Mysterious Traveler. The stories were recycled versions of the more popular episodes of that parent program. The Strange Dr. Weird also derived its stories from Mysterious…

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Dark Fantasy – OTR Plot Summaries

  Dark Fantasy 1941-1942 Known Episodes: 31 (26 Circulating per OTRR)   The show’s writer was Scott Bishop, who also wrote for The Mysterious Traveler and The Sealed Book. It originated from station WKY in Oklahoma City and was broadcast on NBC stations nationally.   Sources:      Digital Deli      Old Time…

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