Researcher and author Maxim W. Furek joins us to discuss the high strangeness of the 1963 Sheppton mine disaster in Pennsylvania. Learn more about the paranormal happenings of Pennsylvania in Maxim’s latest book, “Coal Region Hoodoo: Paranormal Tales from Inside the Pit.” Pick up a copy from Amazon or visit Maxim’s website to get an autographed copy.
Coal Region Hoodoo: Paranormal Tales from Inside the Pit continues Maxim Furek’s sociological exploration inside the Pennsylvania high strangeness that gave birth to The Night of the Living Dead, The Blob, and The Philadelphia Experiment. His book is described as “A fascinating look into Pennsylvania’s paranormal wormhole through a never-seen-before sociological and popular culture lens.” His journey takes us beyond the netherworlds of Centralia, Sheppton, Chestnut Ridge, and The Pennhurst Asylum. It looks into the eyes of demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren and the twisted souls of serial killer Gary Heidnik and con artist Richard Sharpe Shaver while exploring the preternatural secrets of Bigfoot, cryptids, Kecksburg, The Smurl Haunting, Pennsylvania Dutch Powwowing, and Roman Catholic Mysticism. Miners claim that being trapped in the bottom of a coal mine is as close as one can ever get to being in Hell. Coal Region Hoodoo takes us even closer inside that forbidden, paranormal pit.
Maxim W. Furek’s rich background includes aspects of psychology, addictions, and music journalism. He considers himself a student of the paranormal and has explored and published numerous articles. He has a master’s degree in Communications from Bloomsburg University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Aquinas College.