The Midnight Ocean

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January 10th, 2017 by jnorton

Jeff Norton will be returning to the air but with a major change. Because of health issues The Midnight Ocean will be live starting at 6:00 am and will run till 10:00 am Eastern. He will still carry interviews but will also talk about topics of the day.

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November 29th, 2016 by jnorton

The studio upgrade has hit a snag, we are working on trying to resolve the issues. We should be broadcasting again starting the week of the 5th.

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Hidden Histories Investigator
November 17th, 2016 by jnorton

Join The Midnight Ocean, The Late Night Paranormal Podcast, as we speak with Hidden Histories Investigator, Donald Jeffries.

Donald Jeffries Website

Hidden History: An Exposé of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies, and Cover-Ups in American Politics (Paperback)

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Donald Jeffries has been researching the JFK assassination since the mid-1970s, when he was a teenage volunteer for Mark Lane’s Citizens Committee of Inquiry. He is very active on all the JFK assassination forums, and has been a moderator on the London Spartacus Education Forum for several years. His first published book, the acclaimed 2007 novel The Unreals, has been compared to Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. Hidden History is his first nonfiction book.

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Psychic Lawyer
November 16th, 2016 by jnorton

Join The Midnight Ocean, Late Night’s Paranormal Podcast, as we speak with Mark Anthony the “Psychic Lawyer ®” (also known as the Psychic Explorer) is a practicing medium who communicates with spirits

Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony is also a successful attorney, licensed to practice law in Florida, Washington D.C., and before the United States Supreme Court.

Mark graduated from Mercer Law School with honors which included the study of law at Oxford University in England. He has also studied mediumship in England at the Arthur Findlay College for the Advancement of Psychic Science.
Mark Anthony is the bestselling author of EVIDENCE OF ETERNITY and NEVER LETTING GO.

Mark is a featured speaker at Conferences, Expos, and Universities nationwide.
In October he launches the Psychic Explorer Mark Anthony’s Mystical Mayan Cruise.
Please welcome Psychic Lawyer, Mark Anthony

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author , lecturer, and Physicist
November 14th, 2016 by jnorton

Join The Midnight Ocean, Late Night’s Paranormal Podcast, as we speak with Ransom Stephens author , lecturer, and Physicist .

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The God Patent (Paperback)

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Ransom Stephens, Ph.D., physicist, science writer, and novelist has written hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from neuroscience to quantum physics to parenting teenagers. His new book, The Left Brain Speaks but the Right Brain Laughs (Viva Editions, 2016), is an accurate irreverent look at neuroscience for a lay- audience with emphasis on innovation in art, science, and life. He builds his novels, The God Patent (47North, 2010) and The Sensory Deception (47North, 2013), on accurate, digestible science to investigate complex social issues like the science-religion culture war, environmentalism, and technology, plutocracy, and anarchy. Ransom has given thousands of speeches across the US, Europe, and Asia and has developed a reputation for making complex topics accessible and funny.

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UFO Hunters
November 10th, 2016 by jnorton

Join The Midnight Ocean, the late night Paranormal podcast, as we speak with UFO Hunters’s John Ventre

John Ventre is the retired State Security and Public Affairs Director for UPS and was his Companies liaison to his local Congressman.

John and other Executives would meet quarterly with 4 Senators and 22 Congress people. He also headed up his companies crisis management team for 3 states.

John is a member of the FBI’s InfraGard group and the DHS Regional Business Coalition.

John is the Pennsylvania State Director for the Mutual UFO Network.

John is the author of seven novel’s including:

  • “12/21/2012 A Prophecy” 
  • “The Day After 2012”
  • “UFOs over Pennsylvania”
  • “Apophis 2029”
  • “An Alternative History of Mankind”
  • “Case for UFOs”


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12/21/2012: A Prophecy (Paperback)

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John is also a lifetime member of the NRA. John sits on the Board of Directors for JDRF, the Westmoreland Economic Growth Connection, MUFON, and Rotary.
John is a United Way Tocqueville Society member for charitable giving. John is the co-inventor of the Thor Wood Splitter and owns the UFO themed Mexican restaurant trademark “Flying Salsa”.

Anderson Cooper Show

John appeared in the Discovery Channels “UFOs over Earth” series in 2008, the History Channels “UFO Hunters” in 2009, the Anderson Cooper show in 2012, Destination America (Discovery Canada) in 2013 and History Channels “Hangar 1′ in 2014 and 2015.

John hosts his own UFO TV Talk Show in Pittsburgh and his monthly radio show on live paranormal.

He has appeared on numerous radio shows including Coast to Coast AM and is a speaker at various UFO and Paranormal conferences such as the MUFON and Paradigm Symposium’s, UFO Congress and Fortean Conference’s.

Recently he spoke at the Wizard World Comic-Con and will be speaking at the Ancient Mysteries Cruise in 2017.

John has also lectured at Duquesne and Drexel Universities. John gives eight different presentations:

  1. End Time Prophecy 
  2. The Case for UFOs
  3. UFOs in Art and History 
  4. The 2008 Pa UFO Wave
  5. UFOs and the Media
  6. MY Haunted Life 
  7. Kecksburg Solved
  8. String Theory of the Unexplained  

“The world is neither good nor evil; it’s just controlled by money.” “Some of the most important men in the U.S. are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so pervasive, so watchful, and so complete, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”  President Woodrow Wilson

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Nation Geographic Explorer
November 9th, 2016 by jnorton

Join The Midnight Ocean, Late Nights Paranormal Podcast, as we talk with Nation Geographic Explorer, Mike Libecki

What project will you work on next?

I have completed 50 major expeditions. My goal is to complete at least a hundred expeditions by the time I’m a hundred years old. I have 60 years and 50 expeditions to go. [There are] already 24 more expeditions on paper being planned as I type this. Of course, I’m discussing more projects with Nat Geo—will keep you posted.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Well, I am still growing up! I did my first solo expedition when I was six years old. So the lifestyle I have now is what I have always wanted and hope to continue for the rest of my days: being a professional explorer, climber, and soloist combined with being a father to my amazing angel daughter. One of the most amazing things about the lifestyle I live is showing my daughter what it’s like to travel around the world and bringing her all over the world with me. She is now getting ready for her first real expedition to Antarctica at ten years old.

How did you get started in your field of work?

I have always loved math. From speed math competitions since the second grade to the deep equations in college that investigated gravity and the attempt to prove the existence of God, math has always fascinated me. I found the ultimate mathematical equations for me in climbing and expeditions and in exploration into untouched, remote earth. Growing up, I was hunting and fishing while living near the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park in California—nature and the wild has always been home for me. Though, come to think of it, this lifestyle really started when I went on my first expedition at six years old. At that time, I lived in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, high enough to be where snow fell and less than 40 miles and an hour’s drive to Yosemite. I had seen mountain lions sneak into the woods more than once on my two-mile walk to the school bus stop. One Saturday morning, after a good session of hot chocolate, Honey-Comb cereal, and Bugs Bunny cartoons, I grabbed my Red Bear bow and arrow and pump pellet gun and decided to go find one of these wild cats. I was going mountain lion hunting. I was so obsessed with the idea that I headed off into the forest without telling anyone where I was going. I actually did see a wild cat that day—whether it was a bobcat or mountain lion I can’t be sure; however, I am sure there were two cubs with the mamma cat that looked me in the eyes before she disappeared after her babies into the woods. That day I also had a run-in with a five-foot rattlesnake. I shot it with my pellet gun, and though I had killed many rattlesnakes before, this time was different. When the pellets from my gun punched holes in the snake, small eel-like baby snakes slithered out of the same holes. I will never, ever forget that day.

Now, aside from having a much bigger body, being a dedicated father to an angel daughter, and having bills to pay, not much has changed; exploration into the unknown and expeditions are still my favorite thing. They consume my life and define most of who I am. One of the main things that inspires me to go on these journeys is to seek out, find, and climb first ascents on the most remote rock walls, towers, and steep formations in the most remote corners of the Earth. Now, 50-plus expeditions and 100-plus countries later, the addiction/obsession for exploration and first ascents continues.

What inspires you to dedicate your life to exploration?

My daughter is my biggest inspiration. My family, friends, the cultures and people around the world, the outdoor community—it’s the amazing people of all different walks of life that inspire me. What really drives the obsession and addiction to the kind of exploration I do is the mystery, the unknown, the magic, the power and beauty of the wild. Without mystery, there is no adventure. The solo expeditions can be incredibly challenging; I crave ultimate complex challenges, the huge equations of challenges.

What’s a normal day like for you?

I have somewhat of a double life. Half of my life is being a full-time explorer, climber, etc., and everything it takes to make that part of this lifestyle possible. The other half is being a father. So a day for me could be: alone in Afghanistan on the side of a huge rock tower trying to climb a first ascent and avoid the Taliban, or maybe trying to survive in Antarctica while battling hundred-mile-per-hour winds, or maybe trying to avoid being eaten by polar bears in the Russian Arctic, or possibly digging the larva from my flesh after being impregnated by strange flies in Papua New Guinea.

Or I may be at a parent volunteer meeting at my daughter’s school, or teaching art or math, or maybe coaching her soccer team (for five years), or teaching her how to backcountry ski for her first Antarctic expedition, or maybe giving a presentation about my latest expedition at her school …

Do you have a hero and, if so, why is this person your hero?

Yes, first and foremost my daughter. She is the energy and fuel of my life; I learn from her every day. She inspires me to inspire her.

My mom—she taught me optimism and appreciation.

My grandmother, who taught me that the time is always now and we must live our dreams and there are no excuses.

My dad for raising me in a world of Dungeons and Dragons and [showing me] that magic really exists in this life, and for giving me J.R.R. Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books.

What’s been your favorite experience in the field? Most challenging?

One of the most challenging: I was solo climbing a huge rock tower first ascent in Afghanistan, [and when I was] 800 feet up the wall, I climbed under a 2,000-pound flake, and just five minutes after passing this giant flake, it crashed down from the wall, cutting my ropes. It was one of the closest times I’ve come to being killed. The challenge was the aftermath of thinking how close to death [I had been]—but it was not about me. It was more about my daughter and family and how they would feel. In the same area of Afghanistan, on my second solo expedition there, my local nomadic friends came to warn me about a group of Taliban in the next valley. I quickly left the area in utter fear. Without that warning—well, it could have been interesting to say the least.

Once, in the far northern Russian Arctic at 81º north, I was on a solo expedition to find and climb the northernmost rock wall on the planet and [found myself] in the position of being a meal for some polar bears. It was some of the most mortal fear I have ever felt. Two Russians had been killed by bears the previous year, so it was the very real deal (still get the chills just thinking about how close it was).

Just before leaving to be the first to cross the Taklamakan Desert, a huge pot of boiling water was spilled on my leg and foot. It was just an hour before I was supposed to embark into the desert on a 127ºF day, and my flesh was melted. I continued on to complete the thousand-mile journey, but not without immense suffering and the ultimate challenge to push forward.

There are many challenges in the field, but the hardest part of any expedition is simply missing my daughter—there is no pain or suffering that comes close to this.

What are your other passions?

Being a father is my number one passion, including sharing and showing my daughter this planet and its people and culture and flora and fauna, and the magic, power, and beauty of Earth. Making sure she sees and knows about all of it is very important to me. And on that note, also very important to me is sharing with the world the remote and unique people, places, and experiences I get to embrace, and hopefully inspiring people to get out into the world. I love doing presentations about my expeditions—I have done over 500 presentations.

I’m very passionate about animals. I currently have 11 animals: one pig, one parrot, one chameleon, two dogs, three cats, and chickens.

On a more simple note, I have been brewing beer for 20 years. It’s a favorite hobby of mine to brew and bring my beer to people I know all over the world.

Photography, videography, and writing are also passions.

If you could have people do one thing to help save animals, what would it be?

Commit to animals, donate to animal shelters, volunteer time to animals, give animals a home … They are our family on this planet.

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modern day alchemist
November 4th, 2016 by jnorton

Join, The Midnight Ocean, Late Night’s Paranormal Podcast, as we talk with a true modern day alchemist, Keri Campbell.
Advanced Energy Medicine


Keri Campbell is a true modern day alchemist of Complementary Medicine therapies. Combining the offerings of advanced technology with the knowledge of ancient healing methods, Keri empowers her clients and facilitates the journey toward their healing. She is a CA licensed Massage Therapist and is certified in both Craniosacral and Myofascial Release. She is a qualified nutritional counselor and an Usui Reiki Master that works with the Human Energy Field and in turn, it’s effects on the physical body.

One of the very cool things about this lady, that a lot of people don’t know, is that at one time she was the yoga instructor to Olympic Athletes at the training center in Colorado Springs CO. Her unique combination of therapies is truly on the forefront of Energy Medicine and has lead her to much success in helping people get out of pain both physically and emotionally by treating the whole person from heart to toe.


Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a form of bodywork or alternative therapy using gentle touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. A practitioner of cranial-sacral therapy may also apply light touches to a patient’s spine and pelvis.

Myofascial release (or MFR) is an alternative medicine therapy that claims to treat skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.

The Ideals were developed to add spiritual balance to Usui Reiki. Their purpose is to help people realize that healing the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of the Reiki healing experience.


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Mythologist Folklore
November 3rd, 2016 by jnorton

Join, The Midnight Ocean, Late Night’s Paranormal Podcast, as we talk with noted Mythologist Folklore expert Jonathan Young PH.D.

The Center for Story and Symbol

About the Center and Dr. Jonathan Young

The Center offers continuing education seminars and workshops on the psychology of fairy tales, mythic stories, creativity, movies as mythic imagination, and law and ethics for psychotherapists. CE hours are available for psychologists, marriage & family therapists, teachers, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals. Our courses meet requirements in most states.

Jonathan Young — psychologist and storyteller — assisted Joseph Campbell at seminars. Dr. Young went on to create and chair the Mythological Studies department at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he now teaches in the distance learning program. He is a story consultant on movies, most recently for Sony/Columbia. Dr. Young has a private practice in Santa Barbara, and also does consultation by phone.

Presented at an introductory level, the Center’s courses are not just for psychotherapists. They are open to all those interested in archetypal perspectives. Center workshops and seminars require no advance preparation; however, participants are provided with a recommended reading list as part of their class materials.

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Bigfoot Researcher
November 1st, 2016 by jnorton

Join, The Midnight Ocean, Late Night’s Paranormal Podcast, as we talk with Bigfoot Researcher Samantha Ritchie.

Samantha ‘Sam’ Ritchie has been a Bigfoot researcher since 2013 . Once a non-believer, she has had numerous life changing encounters with not only the Sasquatch but other “over the top” experiences such as coming face-to-face with a strange glowing light portal and orb hovering over the ground, capturing on video and photos strange entities that appear ET in nature and the possible connection of the Sasquatch to UFOs.

Sam has recently authored a book called “The Sasquatch: Journey Through The Veil” documenting all these experiences and their high level of strangeness. She has been a guest on numerous talk shows including Coast to Coast AM and Beyond Reality and also creates videos for her Planet Sasquatch YouTube Channel as well as does regular presentations for the Team Squatchin USA meetings in Washington state.


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