Episode 23 – Putting the Fun Back in Fungus

On this episode of The Mothball Prophecies, we take a look at how Christianity may have evolved from a mushroom-eating fertility cult.

Show Notes:



The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross – John M. Allegro

The End of the Road – John M. Allegro

The Holy Mushroom: Evidence of Mushrooms in Judeo-Christianity – Jan Irvin

Ken’s Guide to the Bible – Ken Smith, B.A.

Entheogens in Christian Art (Abstract)

Mothballoween 2020


Today is the first Mothballoween Celebration, filled with creepy tales and music to make you question reality and the safety of your own mind.

Congratulations to our winners, Gilbert Jagot (“Alfred”), Beth Patterson (“Nackschmerzen”), and Randy Michaud (“The Succubus Cycle”)!

Show Notes:

Randy “Trog” Michaud:

Musician Page: https://www.facebook.com/RandyTrogMichaud/

Troglodyte Dawn: https://troglodytedawn.bandcamp.com/

Stone Groove Records: https://stonegrooverecords.bandcamp.com/

Beth Patterson:

Musician Page: https://www.facebook.com/bethodist/

Music: https://bethpatterson.bandcamp.com/


Author Interview: https://michaelaventrella.com/2019/12/21/interview-with-author-beth-w-patterson/

Author Page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B00XIJAXTI

Mothball Prophecies Email: mothball@crescentcitymedia.com

Mothballoween Giveaway Contest!


As I mentioned in the most recent podcast episode, I’m holding a contest for all of our listeners. Three lucky participants will be getting Mothball Prophecies merchandise. I have t-shirts, hoodies, buttons, stickers – all sorts of stuff!

The rules are simple:

1. You submit a weird, creepy, or paranormal story to me at mothball@crescentcitymedia.com. The story can be an original creation, a tale you heard growing up, or a personal experience (or a “friend’s” experience, I won’t judge). And yes, you retain all rights to your submissions. Entries must be received by October 20th. 
2. I will read the entries during a special October 31st episode of The Mothball Prophecies, complete with sound effects and everything!
3. Participants will be entered into a random name picking app to choose three winners, which will be announced on November 1st.

It’s that simple.

We may not be able to go out trick or treating, but we can experience spooky stories right here!

The Treat: Having your story read for our entire audience and getting a chance to win a prize!

The Trick: There really isn’t one. I mean, I could do something like read an Ibsen play or a Restoration Comedy aloud for five hours, but that’s not the kind of torture anyone enjoys.

So have fun and send your entries to:


Subject line: Stories

The Mothball Prophecies Episode 014 The Ursuline Nuns Part 1: Vampires for Christ

In this episode, we discuss the legends of Vampires in New Orleans and their mysterious connection with the Ursuline Nuns.

Show Notes:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MothballProphecies

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MothballShow

Vampire Street Theatre & Ghost Tours: http://www.lordchaz.com/

Masterless Mistresses: https://www.amazon.com/Masterless-Mistresses-Ursulines-Development-University-ebook/dp/B00OJHSM1E

Escape from the Secret Lab: www.escapefromthesecretlab.com

Tomb of Nick Cage: www.tombofnickcage.com

Background Effects: https://www.freesfx.co.uk/

The Mothball Prophecies Episode 012: Shreveport UFO Shenanigans

In this episode, we look at a curious UFO report from Shreveport Louisiana in the 1940s, the US government’s involvement with UFOs, and the conspiracies that have been spun about the great extraterrestrial cover-up.

Show Notes:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MothballProphecies

Email: mothball@crescentcitymedia.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mothballshow


Shreveport, LA Report: http://www.noufors.com/Documents/Blue%20Book%20UFO%20Files/1940s/1947-07-9668997-Shreveport-Louisiana.pdf

Audio clip from “UFOs Are Real” (1979)

J. Edgar Hoover 7/15/1947:

The Mothball Prophecies Episode 011 Weird Things I May Have Experienced: 1996 Copake, NY

In this episode, I take a look back at one of the many weird things I’ve experienced firsthand, and try to play the age-old game of aliens or brain glitches?


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MothballProphecies

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MothballShow

Email: mothball@crescentcitymedia.com

Hyperspace by Michio Kaku: https://www.amazon.com/Hyperspace-Scientific-Parallel-Universes-Dimension/dp/0385477058

Saucer Wisdom by Rudy Rucker: https://www.amazon.com/Saucer-Wisdom-Rudy-Rucker/dp/0312868847

The Mothball Prophecies Episode 009 St. Germain: Gump Everlasting

In this episode, we dive into the life (or lives) of Comte de St. Germain, a mysterious and immortal figure who may have been an Atlantean wizard, a vampire, or just a figment of the imagination.

Show Notes:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MothballProphecies

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MothballShow

The Secret of Kings: https://www.amazon.com/COMTE-ST-GERMAIN-mysterious-supposedly-ebook/dp/B01KY5H52G

When Prophecy Fails: https://www.amazon.com/Leon-Festinger-ebook/dp/B071VMQPYM/

Venmo: @MothballShow

Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/t-shirt/9751515-mothball-prophecies?store_id=338260

Harpsichord Music:

Music: Chaconne in The French Style / Harpsichord – 2nd Ver. by Michał Jałochowski

Source: https://www.jamendo.com/track/1592197

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Get music free for a link from https://starfrosch.com