Jan. 24, 2021

S1E9- Demonologist Carl L. Johnson, Sleep Paralysis

S1E9- Demonologist Carl L. Johnson, Sleep Paralysis

In this episode we explore Sleep Paralysis, listener voicemail of haunted Roosevelt Island , and interview Demonologist Carl L. Johnson.

Sleep Paralysis

Carl L. Johnson







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Carl L. Johnson


Carl L. Johnson has been investigating reports of strange phenomena for the past 47 years, beginning with his association with noted ghost-hunting couple Ed and Lorraine Warren. As members of a team based at Rhode Island College, Carl and his identical twin brother Keith were called in to investigate the Perron family's situation in Harrisville, Rhode Island during August and September of 1973 and they alerted the Warrens to the Perrons' situation. Forty years later, this inspired a motion picture titled, The Conjuring. Both Carl and Keith were featured in the first and second seasons of the SyFy Channel series, Ghost Hunters, leaving the show to better pursue their own endeavors. Carl has numerous other television credits including the shows Paranormal State on A&E Network, The Haunted on Animal Planet, Finding Bigfoot on Animal Planet, Most Terrifying Places in America on Travel Channel, A Haunting on The Learning Channel, Destination America Television and Travel Channel, Ghost Adventures on Travel Channel and, Mysteries: Decoded on Travel Channel.

Specializing as a demonologist, Carl continues his exploration of the preternatural through the research units, Duo Daemonologie co-founded with Deacon James Annitto, and Panorama Paranormal co-founded with Elise Giammarco Carlson, plus his web site, Demonology, Incorporated. He writes and lectures on related topics, and is well-versed in arcane New England lore.

Carl is currently employed by Old Slater Mill Association as Senior Interpreter staff and Programs Development. Slater Mill, located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, built in 1793, is regarded as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. The site is rich with history and, it is said, haunting, as unexplained happenings often are noted within all three historic buildings on the Slater Mill campus.

Carl L. Johnson

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