Let's see. Where to begin?
I could go back to when I was three years old. I thought I had a toy Panda Bear that used to follow me when nobody else was around... Crazy? Big Imagination? or Paranormal? Who knows?
At the same age I also thought I levitated down a flight of stairs...of course my Parents told me I fell... I like the other story better... lol
Not really sure when my interest in the strange and Paranormal really began. It could have been my love for Scooby Doo and Goober and the Ghost Chasers as a child (Showing my age here, they were my favorite.) It could have been listening to all the Ghost Stories told by my Grandfather, or when my Mother finally let me watch a scary movie, which became a life long love for Horror.
What ever the cause, it started me down a path of no return.
Endless hours of good old Scary movies, countless books read (Fiction and Non-Fiction) The true stories are always the best in my opinion.
As a child my cousins and I would sit outside at my Grandfathers and just listen for what we could hear, (You couldn't see there. It was literally the boonies, where Wolves, Bear and Big Cats still roam.) Just hoping we would hear or see something unexplainable or at least one of the wild creatures... Mostly we wanted to see Bigfoot.
Walking the woods and finding old cemeteries, or old schoolhouses that time forgot, the old creek bed that an Indian village set on and hearing the stories that followed.
Everyday my interest in History, the truth, and Haunted places grew.
As time went by and I was old enough to venture out on my own. I sought out these places to see what I could uncover or experience. Today some call it Legend Tripping or Ghost Hunting. I was Ghost Hunting before Ghost Hunting was cool.
As time went by I can tell you I have seen and experienced some strange and unexplained things.
Fast forward to 2008... The idea popped in my head to share my love for everything Paranormal, Horror, Dark and Scary with the rest of the Freaks out there just like Me.
So whenthefreakscomeout.com was born... it started to get some notoriety. The Serial Killer section was even being used across the Nation by Military and Law enforcement in their training. It was used in the writing of a thesis at Harvard. Several sites reference to whenthefreakscomeout.com.
We are also mentioned in the Credits of a movie.(Thought that was awesome) Then something catastrophic occurred... My 16 year old Son passed away suddenly... I lost my mind...I got lost in a bottle and the site was forgotten.
Fast forward again to the present... I no longer drink(Won't even touch the stuff.)
With the suggestion from an old friend and encouragement from my wife, When The Freaks Come Out is back and Going to be better than it was before, along with a podcast/radio show.
My Son loved Halloween, Scary Movies, Ghost Hunting and this Website... So I shall carry on.