Written by Peet Banks
If you live in NSW, if you know anything about the Paranormal Scene, you’d know of Dan McMath – a paranormal legend in the field. Dan lives on the south coast of NSW with his awesome wife and 2 kids. He wears many hats – he is a Paranormal Investigator with G.H.O.S.T, a presenter with GOO and instigator of mayhem at the local club. Plus Dan is a huge Cronulla Sharks fan, in other words, patience is his biggest virtue! I asked Dan a few questions, just so those who don’t know him can see what a charming, funny man he is.
What is the most interesting piece of paranormal evidence out there, in your opinion, either historical or recent?
Hmmm. To be honest, I think places like Nazca in Peru and Puma Punku in the highlands of Bolivia defy rational thought. The ancient peoples from those areas built structures and created monoliths that were designed to be seen from the sky. Considering man could not fly back then, it's very intriguing. Many ancient civilisations believed in 'sky people' and 'sky gods', so it's not too much of a stretch to think that these ancient people were trying to communicate or signal extra terrestrial beings. I believe those structures are evidence of something many don't want to entertain.
What is your favourite venue to investigate?
My favourite location. That would have to be Berrima courthouse in the southern highlands of NSW. It holds a special place in my heart as it was the very first location i conducted my first real investigation. It's also the place where I got what I believe were a few class A evp's. My wife Kate was mentioned by name on an evp and was told to "Go home". On our second visit, Kate's name again appeared as an evp. We also engaged in 'knock once for yes' communication with a resident ghost. Yeah, it's definitely still my fav!
Now on to The Haunting Hours... this is the perfect medium for those who love the Paranormal. Not only are you a serious investigator, but you also play music to die for. What was your inspiration for The Haunting Hours?
I've always wanted to be on radio. I've always had a passion for music. Combine that with my love of the paranormal and experience of investigating, and you get The Haunting Hours. It all really came about by chance. I run promotions at my local club and was dealing with the local community radio station. One afternoon I spoke to one of the head honcho's of the station and expressed that I wanted to do a show on the station, possibly a late night time slot. I had my answer within seconds! And what more could I want? I get to talk about my experiences as a paranormal investigator, hear what others have witnessed, joke about a bit and also get to play the music I love! Quite simply, it's a radio show that I would listen too.
Do you find you receive some great feedback? The Paranormal is such an interesting topic.
Always great feedback from the listeners, or “deadites” as they’re referred to on the show. People with the same passion for the weird and same tastes in music.......mostly! They are loyal and best of all, a big part of the show. Their comments on the fb page during the broadcast are great to relay, and we always have a lot of fun.
Now to finish with some silly questions...
If you were a biscuit, which would you be? If I was biscuit?
Wow, that's quite a complex question. Hmm, let me see. Probably a scotch finger. I snap easily and fall apart when its hot.
If you could take one celebrity ghost hunting with you, who would you take?
I'd love to investigate with Scarlett Johansson. There shouldn't be a need to ask why.
You can listen to Dan on The Haunting Hours every Wednesday from 9:30pm to Midnight on Triple U FM. Tune in live online here (http://www.shoalhavenfm.org.au/).