Friday, October 28, 2016

Bonus Episode: The Depreciation Lands Museum's Halloween Lantern Tours, 2016

Happy Halloween! Here is a quick video I took just before the Halloween Lantern Tour at the Depreciation Lands Museum! This year I was a storyteller, telling a ghost tale from days of old...

I also added creepy music for extra atmostphere. :)





Music credit:
Gone Beyond by Kevin MacLeod

http://depreciationlandsmuseum.org

http://tiffanyapan.com


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New Store, Coupon Code, and Remaining 2016 Events!

Greetings!

As the seasons change and the weather cools, much is brewing up over here!

First, I am happy to announce that my store, Antiquity & Illusion, is now open. Not only does it consist of items like my photos, music, movies, and books, it also includes my product line of the same name. :) The product line consists of items such as candles, wax melts, potpourri, aroma beads, and other items inspired by my music and books! Some of the items have been included in fundraiser gift baskets, and even a subscription book box that also featured my novel, Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1).

I will be posting more products there soon, but here is the link to the website store:


I also have a storenvy:


More products will be going up in the next week.
There is also a coupon code for first time visitors. Just type in the code ANTIQUITY at checkout and receive 15% off of your first order!

In addition, I still have some events left in 2016, including a couple where I'll have my new wax melts and other products. :)  Visit the SHOWS & EVENTS page for details.

There is much more to do this year and I'm already being set up for events in 2017. Much more is to come. 

Thanks to everyone. :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Two New Episodes (episodes 19 and 20)!

Yes, episodes 19 and 20 are being released simultaneously (due to episode 20 being part of my 31 Days of Halloween).

For episode 19, I traveled back to the Edwardian era (early 20th century up until World War I, though some Edwardian events do include World War I...this one did). It was great fun and I hope you enjoy some of the footage I got.

For more, visit:
http://www.edwardiansocial.com







So we are also on Episode 20 of The Parting of Veils (what???).  In this episode, I recount a true scary tale that happened to me during the Halloween season a couple years ago.  So sit back and enjoy...




William Max Miller's true ghost tale...
http://tiffanyshalloweenandholidays.blogspot.com/2016/10/day-4-true-personal-ghost-story-with.html

Check out my 31 Days of Halloween...
http://tiffanyshalloweenandholidays.blogspot.com


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http://tiffanyapanwritingproject.blogspot.com







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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Episode 18: Castle Blood and Halloween, 2016

For episode 18, I sit down with Ricky Dick (aka Gravely Macabre) of Castle Blood to discuss what's coming up for their 2016 Halloween season. You don't want to miss this. :)








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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

Episode 16: Visiting Gettysburg

Kicking off the next 5 episodes with scenes from my recent trip to Gettysburg, PA, where one of the most brutal battles of the Civil War took place. Sites included in this episode are the Bechtel Victorian Mansion, Miss Betty's Ghosts, The Dobbin House, and The Lincoln Train Museum. Enjoy and if you have a chance to visit Gettysburg, do it! :)




Bechtel Victorian Mansion
http://www.bechtelvictorianmansion.com/

Miss Betty's Ghosts in Gettysburg
http://missbettysghostsingettysburg.com/index.html

The Dobbin House
http://www.dobbinhouse.com/

The Lincoln Train Museum
http://www.lincolntrain.com/

Thumbnail art by William Max Miller


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Resuming Next Friday

Hi everyone,

After a whirlwind of planning and getting new projects underway, episodes will be resuming next Friday. I'm thinking of maybe doing ten episodes and then a brief two week hiatus in between before starting the next ten. I'll figure out a system. :)

In the meantime, here is one of the earlier episodes as a little #tbt #ThrowbackThursday




And here is also one of my Historical Musings videos, chronicling my historical research. In this video I talk about witches in early American. Enjoy!


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Resuming on June 3

Hi all,

We ended up taking a bit of a hiatus in May (taking a little time to take care of a few things over here). But there will be much fun and more adventure to be had in June. I'm also rethinking the format here, which I will also be posting of soon.

So have a great weekend all and see you in June!

And check out my website and official blog in the meantime. :)

Friday, May 13, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

This Friday on Episode 15...

What's to come this Friday on The Parting of Veils...



http://tempestmusic.com

Episode 14 featuring a Tempest concert:


Thumbnail art by William Max Miller

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Episode 14, Featuring the Celtic Rock Band Tempest!

For episode 14 I had the pleasure of seeing the amazing Celtic Rock band Tempest for the third or fourth year in a row. I take you all into the concert venue, make a few clips from the performance available, and give you a little run down of the show!

Check out Tempest and their musical releases at the website, http://tempestmusic.com And here is a review I did last year at my blog of their latest album, The Tracks We Leave: http://tiffanyapanwritingproject.blogspot.com/2015/05/music-review-tempests-new-album-tracks.html In next week's episode, I will be reviewing their album, The Gravel Walk. Thank you to William Max Miller for the thumbnail art! http://tiffanyapan.com http://tiffanyapanwritingproject.blogspot.com

Friday, April 15, 2016

Episode 13: Vampires and Asylums (Part 2)

Greetings! In this episode, I continue my travels to a couple little towns in West Virginia, home of horror author, Gary Lee Vincent (of the Darkened Hills book series). I visit Clarksburg, Weston, and Salem. All three of these areas inspired Gary's books in the Darkened series.
Because there is so much footage, I divided this expedition into two episodes. In this one, we journey into Salem and Clarksburg in West Virginia, the very places and landmarks that inspired Gary's Darkened Hills series.



There are also a lot more photos of last week's asylum tour, bonus footage, and photos of the areas we are exploring in this episode coming soon...


Check out Gary Lee Vincent's work:
http://www.garyleevincent.com/
http://darkenedhills.com/tag/gary-lee-vincent



Parting of Veils thumbnail art by William Max Miller.


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http://tiffanyapanwritingproject.blogspot.com

Friday, April 8, 2016

Episode 12: Vampires and Asylums (Part 1)

Greetings! In this episode, I travel to a couple little towns in West Virginia, home of horror author, Gary Lee Vincent (of the Darkened Hills book series). I visit Clarksburg, Weston, and Salem. All three of these areas inspired Gary's books in the Darkened series.
Because there is so much footage, I divided this expedition into two episodes. In this one, we discuss some of the historical inspiration behind Gary's books and visit an old asylum. The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was built during the Civil War and closed in 1994. It now serves as a museum to tour and get a little history on!




Next week, we will travel to the areas of Clarksburg and Salem, and the places that inspired Darkened Hills...

http://trans-alleghenylunaticasylum.com/


Check out Gary Lee Vincent's work:
http://www.garyleevincent.com/
http://darkenedhills.com/tag/gary-lee-vincent

CORRECTION: Gary Lee Vincent is actually from Clarksburg...Salem is a town near Clarksburg and was merely an inspiration for Darkened Hills.

Parting of Veils thumbnail art by William Max Miller.

And here are some more photos I took on the asylum tour:












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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Photos from the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Tour

Greetings...

Part of making episodes 12 and 13 involved a visit to the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, which opened during the Civil War and closed in 1994. Episode 12 will be posted tomorrow, but for the time being, here are photos from the asylum tour. More photos will come too. Enjoy! :)

And check out the Trans Allegney Lunatic Asylum website. Maybe book your own tour!



















Thursday, March 31, 2016

EPISODE 11: Midnight Syndicate Music Overview

Hi everyone. After a brief hiatus, I am back with episode 11, an overview of the awesome musical act, Midnight Syndicate, discussing some of my favorite releases by them.
If you enjoy dark, atmospheric soundscapes, it is highly worth checking them out. :)

http://midnightsyndicate.com

And thanks to William Max Miller for the thumbnail art!




And as a bonus, here is a recent history book haul I did. :)


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Coming this Friday on Episode 11...


A little of what's to come on episode 11 this Friday...

Thanks again to William Max Miller for the beautiful thumbnail art. :)




Friday, March 11, 2016

EPISODE 10: Traveling Back to the 18th Century...

Greetings mortals...

Today we travel back in time, back to the 18th century...

Recently, I attended a wonderful concert at the historic Old St. Luke's Church, followed by an after party at the Woodville Plantation. In 18th century attire, of course.
Also featured:
Pittsburgh Historical Music Society
The Wayward Companions

And thank you to William Max Miller for the episode cover art! Check out his virtual art show held by The Parting of Veils:

http://partingofveilswebzine.blogspot.com/2016/02/virtual-art-show-art-of-william-max.html



Old St. Luke's Church:
http://www.oldsaintlukes.org/

Woodville Plantation
http://woodvilleplantation.org/

Pittsburgh Historical Music Society
http://www.pittsburghhistoricalmusicsociety.org/






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Monday, March 7, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Episode 9: Ginger Ackley's "The Elf King's Horn" Music Review



In this week's episode,  I bring you the magical sounds of singer, songwriter, and musician, Ginger Ackley. Her newest effort, "The Elf King's Horn" will truly 'part the veils' and take you to another realm...







Check out Ginger and purchase her music:
http://gingerackley.com
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/gingerackley3


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Friday, February 26, 2016

Bonus Episode: A Walk Through Castle Blood

Bonus episode of a creepy walk into another world. Showing a little more of what the haunted attraction Castle Blood has to offer...



Music by Kevin McLeod- Supernatural Haunting

Check out Castle Blood's Website:

http://castleblood.com

Thursday, February 25, 2016

EPISODE 8: Discussing Castle Blood and Classic Horror in 2016

In this episode I sit down with Ricky Dick (also known as Gravely Macabre) to discuss what the undead denizens of the popular haunted attraction Castle Blood are up to this year, how it is in their new home (a 100 year old funeral home), and other fun and interesting conversation.



Thumbnail art by Malcolm Gittins
https://www.facebook.com/artofmalcolmgittins/?fref=ts

Castle Blood Website:
http://castleblood.com

Thursday, February 18, 2016

THE PARTING OF VEILS, Episode 7: Music Reviews of Ashagal and Blackmore's Night

This episode involves music reviews! In this episode I review the music of Mystic Folk band, Ashagal and their album, "A Moonlit Path." I also cover the Blackmore's Night album, "Ghost of a Rose."
So check them out at their websites and purchase their music. :)




http://ashagal.com
http://ashagal.bandcamp.com
http://blackmoresnight.com











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"The Birthrite Series" and other books at Smashwords and Barnes & Noble NOOK
 My books and music are also on Amazon and iTunes
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Sunday, February 14, 2016

INTERVIEW: John and Bea Brugge of World Paranormal Investigation

Greetings lovely readers/webseries watchers,

Today we bring you our first interview with a paranormal investigative team. I've had the pleasure of communicating with John and Bea Brugge of World Paranormal Investigation and appeared on their radio podcast, The Erie Hours, not too long ago. They were awesome enough to come on and talk a little about their approach to investigations and their thoughts on the paranormal investigation industry as a whole. As well as sharing some interesting experiences they've had.

And of course, check out their website and follow them on social media at the end!








PoV: For those unfamiliar with your work, talk a little of who you are and what exactly all it is that you do.

JB: My name is John Brugge and I'm a Founder and the President of World Paranormal Investigations and my wife Bea Brugge is also a Founder and the Vice President of WPI. We formed in July of 2004 after teaming up with some friends from the United Kingdom whom shared the same interest in the paranormal field. We've conducted over 250 investigations that span from here in the U.S. to the U.K. including being the first team to ever investigated the Watseka Wonder House aka the Mary Roff home where the first case of a "possession" reported to have occurred in the home.


PoV: When did your interest in the paranormal start?

J.B: Growing up in Montrose a small town in southwest Colorado ghosts and the paranormal were never talked about, but when I met Bea as pen pals she told me that her house in Cleveland Ohio was haunted in which I didn't know what to think and whether or not I should be afraid of her or believe her. It was when I came out to meet her family back in 1994 that I had my first encounter with the paranormal in her house that made more of a believer out of me. Then in 2003 I came across a local investigation team that I had went out and did some actual investigating, but shortly after joining the group disbanded leaving me with unanswered questions eventually leading to the launch of WPI.


PoV: Now, the field of paranormal investigating or 'ghost hunting' has come under a lot of scrutiny, especially now that it has gone mainstream. In what ways do you think 'mainstreamizing' the profession has hurt and helped it?

J.B: This has always been a touchy subject with me where I tend to step on A LOT of toes, but we were asked to do numerous mainstream TV shows and we were honored that they had contacted us, but once we responded that we will not fake evidence or falsify information for the sake of entertainment the shows lost interest in us real quick. So me personally I feel the mainstream has hurt it, because the shows are scripted and depicts the field as one filled with demons and evil which is just not true. So in return you have your viewers of these programs who are not truly educated in the paranormal field taking what these shows are saying as being the holy grail and if they have something in their home or business right away it's bad. You must remember you are dealing with human beings that have passed whether or not it's a father, mother, brother, sister, child, etc. and my belief is if you were an ill mannered person in this world you'll be the same way in the afterlife and a lot of people mistake that as a demon or something evil. I would say 90% of our encounters have been pleasant ones.


PoV: What is your method of conducting an investigation?

J.B: We go into a location to prove why it's NOT haunted... not why it is haunted. Many times you can find logical and scientific explanations for what's going on in the location, but it's when you capture something and you try everything in your power to debunk it and you can't makes it all that more rewarding. That's why if you look on our site in our 250 investigations we only have a handful of evidence, because we were able to debunk everything else and what we do have posted we always encourage someone to approach us if they feel they can explain something we posted. We want to hear from them, because this is an ongoing learning experience for everyone involved and there is not a single person out there who can honestly say they know everything about everything in regards to the paranormal. Also what sets us aside from most groups is we combine both scientific and spiritual techniques when it comes to investigating. People in the United Kingdom tend to lean more towards the spiritual side of it whereas people in the United States are more about the scientific realm of it. Both side are VERY important therefore we combined the two in order to come up with answers.


PoV: According to your website, you two have visited Stonehenge. What was that experience like?

B.B: I've been to England twice, once in 1991 and then again in 2005. In 1991, I visited Stonehenge. Cannot report anything out of the ordinary. The day we visited the Stonehenge the weather was not very good and we were dealing with quite a bit of black ice. Someday I would like to visit Stonehenge again.


PoV: What would you say was the creepiest experience you have had on an investigation?

J.B: I've personally been scratched across the face, and one time while investigating the Mansfield Reformatory where Shawshank Redemption along with other great movies were filmed at we were walking along a tier in the one cell block and  heard the distinct sound of footsteps running towards me and getting about a foot away from me I jumped back like two feet and whatever or whomever was getting our attention went right past us and actually brushing Bea's arm. Right after that we heard a cell door slam shut, but none of the doors were closed and we were the only people in that particular location at the time.


PoV: What place had the weirdest or most mysterious history behind it?

J.B: The Majestic Theatre in Chillicothe Ohio... Once a Masonic Opera House and very popular during the Vaudeville era... In 1918 there was an Influenza outbreak in the area and many people had succumbed to it. Not having enough area in the local morgue they brought bodies there to the opera house and stacking their bodies in the dressing rooms like wood. They would then take the bodies to the stage area where they made a makeshift morgue and would embalm the bodies right there on the stage, but they had no where for the blood so they drained the blood into the alley behind the theatre and it later had became known as "Blood Alley".


PoV: What sort of challenges come with being a paranormal investigation team?

J.B: I guess the biggest challenge has been to find the right people to join the team with the same intentions as us. Too many people want to do it seeking fame and fortune which is the wrong reason to get involved with the paranormal PERIOD!!! Once they realize we won't sell ourselves out or once they realize it's truly not as exciting as what they see on TV they lose interest. Also a challenge is getting people to believe in WPI and what stand for, because they see all these teams coming out of the woodwork and out there doing it as social networking versus truly investigating and helping those out in need.  like to tell people we've been doing this before it became "cool" to be an investigator, because we started in July of 2004 which was before any of these paranormal shows hit the TV.  We have always have and always will put our clients as our #1 priority!


PoV: And finally, what's in store for you guys? Where can curious onlookers find you?

J.B: Well Bea and I Host/Produce a weekly Podcast "The Erie Hours with WPI" heard every Sunday night from 9pm est- 10pm pst. on Blog Talk Radio. I'm also working on a book titled WPI:The First 10 Years... A Haunting Journey With World Paranormal Investigations which will give the reader an insight to some of the locations we've investigated including history of the locations as well as any activity we may have captured at the particular location.
You can find us at www.wpiusauk.com on Facebook at World Paranormal Investigations or The Erie Hours with WPI and you can also find us on Twitter at @WPIUSAUK and @ErieHours.












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Friday, February 12, 2016

THE PARTING OF VEILS, Episode 6: Christine Soltis's "Hitchhikers (They Just Wanted to Go Home)

Yes, we are on episode 6!
In this episode, I read you a ghostly tale written by talented author, Christine Soltis, titled "Hitchhiker (They Just Wanted to Go Home)". The story is from her anthology, A Dark Kaleidoscope, available with her other works at Amazon and other retailers.






http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Kaleidoscope-Christine-Soltis/dp/0557631858/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1455241963&sr=8-9&keywords=christine+soltis


And get the ebook version of my novel, Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) at Smashwords until March 1:


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Tiffany on Goodreads
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

This Friday on Episode 6...




What's to come on episode 6 of The Parting of Veils...









Tiffany Apan is a critically acclaimed independent recording artist, a stage/film actress, author, and award-winning producer/writer. You can find more about her at her Official WebsiteBlogTwitterFacebook, and her production company website. She can also be found on IMDb and her music releases on CDBaby along with iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers. She also does freelance writing, and editing. Her own stories are available at SmashwordsBarnesand Noble NOOKAmazon, and other retailers. Her novel series, The Birthrite Series, is also available in both ebook and paperback form. In addition, she is a contributor to Ravenous Monster Webzine.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Episode 5: The Song of the Sorrowing Harp

In this episode, we return to the Middle Ages with an old Viking ghost tale, as told by Owl Minstrel (a.k.a Chuck Owston).

Enjoy your journey back into time...









Tiffany Apan is a critically acclaimed independent recording artist, a stage/film actress, author, and award-winning producer/writer. You can find more about her at her Official WebsiteBlogTwitterFacebook, and her production company website. She can also be found on IMDb and her music releases on CDBaby along with iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers. She also does freelance writing, and editing. Her own stories are available at SmashwordsBarnesand Noble NOOKAmazon, and other retailers. Her novel series, The Birthrite Series, is also available in both ebook and paperback form. In addition, she is a contributor to Ravenous Monster Webzine.