The Voices of Beyond the Edge Radio
Eric Altman - Your Host and Producer
Eric Altman is a Paranormal enthusiast, Bigfoot Investigator, and Director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society. He is the principal host and Executive producer of BTE Radio. As a ten year old boy growing up in Greensburg, Pennsylvania - he began to educate himself on the paranormal- anything strange, or unusual he could get his hands on. Currently he resides in Jeannette, Pennsylvania with his wife of 15 years Kathy and their 18 year old son Josh.
In 1980 Eric began to study the Bigfoot phenomenon, leading him to begin active fieldwork and become a member of the BFRO. In 1998, Eric joined the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society, later in 2000 became the groups director. Eric has lectured on Bigfoot at numerous Bigfoot, Cryptid, and Paranormal Conferences across the Eastern United States. His speaking engagments have included talks for local clubs, organizations, schools and a lecture presented for the Forestry Department at Penn State University in 2007 - leading to him becoming a nationally recognized and respected figure in Cryptozoology. Eric has chased Bigfoot sightings from the woods of Pennsylvania to the forests of Ohio, Maryland, Texas, California and Oregon; with over 250 investigations under his belt to guide him. Eric has been featured in the documentary American Sasquatch Hunters, Bigfoot in America; the movie "Mountain Devil, The Search For Frank Peterson" and the soon to be released "Modern Monsters Documentary film. Eric has also appeared in hundreds of radio interviews, news paper articles and television programs as well.
Due to his experiences and interests in the paranormal; Eric along with his good friend and colleague Sean Forker, created and launched the internet talk radio program "Beyond The Edge Radio"- which first aired October 2007. Eric is the Co-Owner and President of Beyond the Edge Entertainment.
Web: PA Bigfoot Society and The Official Eric Altman website
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Lon Strickler - Co-Host
Lon was born and raised in Hanover, Pennsylvania and later relocated to the Baltimore, MD Metro area in 1976. At an early age, Lon realized that he had the ability to sense spiritual energy and found this useful in the field when conducting investigations. Most of his early field work concentrated on spiritual activity at historical locations in Maryland and Pennsylvania, in particular locations where traumatic events have occurred. In 1981, Lon experienced a "Bigfoot" encounter near Sykesville, MD while fishing on the south branch of the Patapsco River. As a result of the incident, he included cryptid studies as an important part of his research. He continued to work regularly in the field until 2001, when physical limitations forced him to scale back.
In 2010, Lon became part of the 'Beyond The Edge Radio' family and currently co-hosts the weekly live broadcast. Lon began the Phantoms and Monsters blog in 2005, which has steadily grown in popularity and read daily by thousands of paranormal enthusiasts, investigators and those seeking the truth! Lon's research has been featured on hundreds of online media sources. As well, he has been a guest on several radio broadcasts, including 'Coast to Coast AM' and featured on Destination America's 'Monsters and Mysteries in America' television show.
Lon is an intuitive / clairvoyant, disciplined in perception protocols, spiritual alchemy, folk magic & root conjure. He uses his skills to help those people who experience entity infestations & phantom disturbances, as well as spirit & thought-form attachments. His goal is to provide a professional and confidential resolution, including continued personal support and guidance, at no cost to his clients. Go to Astral Perceptions Universal
Lon published Phantoms & Monsters: Cryptid Encounters on 9/25/2012 and Phantoms & Monsters: Strange Encounters on 11/22/2013 - available at Amazon.com
'Phantoms and Monsters' - Paranormal Media - Bigfoot / Mothman / Cryptid / UFO / Alien Research - 'Beyond the Edge Radio'
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Sean "The Forkchop" Forker, BTE Chief Commentator
Forker rejoined the team at BTE Radio in 2012 as your Chief Commentator, and behind the scenes as Executive Producer. Sean is married to his wonderful wife of 11 years, Laura and has three awesome kids, Alyssa (10), Gabe (7), and Rylan (2). Aside from BTE, Sean enjoys investigating, camping, cooking, bike riding, and spending time with his extended family.
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BTE Entertainment and Pop Culture Correspondent
Scott is a stage and voice actor. Former owner of a comic store, cast member for the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival and will be appearing as an extra on tv and a movie as well coming out this year (watch closely, you may miss him). Scott tries to live life with trying to have the best stories at the end of his life. In the immortal words of Jimmy Buffett, I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead. He has also been entertained by all things sci fi and fantasy. He has so many fond memories of reading comics as a kid and is a bit of an evangelist in comics. Scott firmly believes that there is something for everyone in comics and tries to get new people to read all the time. Scott is one of the new writers for the new blog Sector 3. Which covers a variety of entertainment topics such as comic books, horror, sci fi and fantasy. Scott will appear on the show every other month to update you on the latest in entertainment and pop culture news!
Sector 3 blog: http://3rdsect.blogspot.com/
BTE Paranormal News Correspondent
Amy hails from Northwestern PA. She is a paranormal enthusiast and researcher. She has spent decades investigating claims of the Paranormal and recently has branched out into other fields of the Paranormal including Ufology and Cryptozoology. Amy will join us every other month to bring us the latest hot topics and news stories in the Paranormal World.