Welcome to the Paranormal News Insider!

The Paranormal News Insider is a paranormal news radio show and podcast that formerly aired on the Paranormal King Radio Network until the network shut down in December of 2022. It is hosted by Dr. Brian D. Parsons who has a wide background in paranormal investigation, UFOlogy, and cryptozoology, is an author of six books and is a public speaker on a variety of topics. Brian led a paranormal investigation team for 15 years (Ohio Paranormal Investigation Network) before moving into independent research and is currently the Executive Director of ParNexus Anomalous Research Association, Director of Ohio Cryptid, and is a member of the Cleveland UFOlogy Project, MUFON, the Pennsylvania Cryptozoology Society, and other groups.

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2022 Show News

January 18, 2022 brought the 500th episode of the Paranormal News Insider! It took over fourteen years, but the goal of 500 shows was reached after airing as a short pre-recorded segment to having a solo one hour show on a couple of different networks. Sadly, in early December of 2022 the live radio and producer of the show, the Paranormal King Radio Network, opted to cease show operations ending a fantastic run on a great network home after over four years and 174 episodes.

The Top Ten Paranormal News Stories of 2022 will air on an unspecified date toward the end of 2022 or possibly as late as early January of 2023. A Top Ten of All Time from the archives of the show from 2010 to 2022 is also in the works for early 2023. The website will also be updated with new conference and convention dates for 2023 as well. The future of the live version of the show as well as a continuation of the show in any format as a radio show or podcast has yet to be determined.

The Paranormal News Insider is proud to announce we are on the new Amazon Music site through Amazon.com. Hopefully the show is already available on your favorite podcasting platform. If not let me know, but do check out the latest way to catch archive episodes of the show on the new Paranormal News Insider Amazon Music home.

The new Books page is now active! In late 2015 I began the Book of the Week (BOTW) segment on the show. The segment ran off and on until leaving my previous network for the Paranormal King Radio Network. With 110 books and magazines discussed during that time I opted to create a page dedicated to those resources even though links exist during those show archives. The Books page replaces my Links page which has not been updated in a while and is a pretty stagnant resource compared to the Book of the Week which will continue to get updates since this segment will be brought back periodically (pun intended).

PNI History

The Paranormal News Insider made its debut during the first week of September in 2008 as a short segment during the monthly Grand Dark Conspiracy radio show. In August of 2010 (after 23 shows) it went to a weekly format from August 30, 2010, until December, 2013, (162 shows) on various internet-based networks. The show continued on August 5, 2014, on WQTT AM 1270 from Marysville, Ohio, during the Grand Dark Conspiracy.

In February, 2015, the Grand Dark Conspiracy changed its name to Darkest Hours Late Night. In May, 2015, the Darkest Hours Late Night left WQTT and despite attempts at a comeback the show ended and the Paranormal News Insider was now homeless. On September 8, 2015, after 230 shows the Paranormal News Insider became a one hour standalone show on WCJV Digital Broadcasting airing on Tuesday nights until its final show on April 17, 2018 after 127 shows on the network. July 17, 2018, the show became part of the Paranormal King Radio Network staying at its Tuesday night time slot. The network closed up in early December of 2022 leaving the show without a home once again.

The Paranormal News Insider celebrated its 300th episode on January 31, 2017. It took over eight years, multiple networks, and many changes over the years to finally wrap up this many episodes. I shared some "inside" information about some past episodes as well as answered listener questions. The Paranormal News Insider celebrated TEN years as a radio show and podcast in September of 2018. Through a number of networks and going on its own back in 2015 the show has continued to educate and inform those who listen. Thank you to those who have listened to any of these segments or shows over the past ten years as you are the reason why the show continues to air!

The Paranormal News Insider celebrated show #400 on the July 16, 2019 episode. While I didn't go into much celebration during the episode it certainly meant a lot to have been able to do this show for over ten years and to reach another milestone.