Stories with Sapphire

Alternate Realities and Lucid Dreaming

Do you believe that when we dream, we are accessing alternate realities? Do you believe it’s possible to temporarily travel to the past or future? Your sense of reality might be changed after this week’s episode. First, I tell the tale of a woman who was transported to another time period in her backyard. Then,…

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The Book My Father Left Me

This episode contains mentions of abuse, graphic descriptions of violence, and brief profanity. Two weeks ago, I had the honor of writing a show for a Halloween event at the beach where storytellers spun tales for an audience sitting around a bonfire. My stories were brought to life by the incredibly talented actress Nicole Javier,…

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Stories of Possessions

Welcome to the 7th season of Stories With Sapphire! Last season ended with a pretty divisive episode on demonic possession, featuring exorcist trainer Adam Blai. In today’s episode, I’ll be sharing more stories from people who have encountered possession from different causes. First, I narrate a story about someone who became hexed after handling a…

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Talking Possession with an Exorcist Trainer (Adam Blai)

Welcome to the Season 6 finale! I will be going out of town for work – the next season of Stories With Sapphire will return in October. Do you have burning questions about demonic possession? In today’s episode, Adam Blai shares his fascinating journey from mental health specialist to exorcist trainer, discusses how demonic possession…

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The Mystery Woman on the Highway & The After-life Hotel, with Aura

The following episode contains a story about suicide. In March of this year, I received an email from a woman named Aura, a fellow Filipino American. She claimed to have had countless paranormal experiences so she wrote out the titles and asked which ones I was interested in hearing. All the titles were accompanied by…

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The Unseen All Around Us

I feel like we put a lot of emphasis on SEEING the paranormal: You need to see it to believe it… If you can’t capture it on camera, it’s not real. But that severely limits our understanding to one sense. Spirit shows itself to us in so many different ways, and that’s what today’s episode…

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The Laman Lupa and The Entity Who Must Not Be Named, with Ian Sta. Maria

Ian Sta. Maria (author and Sr Concept Artist at LEGO) shares an absolutely wild story about his decades long run-in with creatures from Filipino folklore: the Laman Lupa, and an entity whose name we cannot repeat — because it will begin following Ian again. Purchase Ian’s gorgeous illustrated books Salamangka and Salamangka 2 https://www.arkipelagobooks.com/products/salamangka Thank…

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Knowing the Unknowable

Knowing what happens before it happens is impossible. But then why does it happen so frequently? I receive so many emails from people who have their own wild moments of knowing something they couldn’t have known. I want to share them with you today so that you can see just how common this phenomenon is…

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Stories For Change: The Horrors of the Marcos Regime

On May 25, 2022, BongBong Marcos was elected President of the Philippines. He is the son of Fernando Marcos Sr, who ran a brutal 20 year dictatorship. So in this bonus episode, Motzie Dapul (Hi Nay Podcast) briefly goes over the terrors of martial law and the notorious legacy of the Marcoses, and fellow podcaster…

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Something Is Mimicking Us

It’s hard to tell what’s real or not when it’s the middle of the night and you’re half asleep. But in the stories you’ll hear today, these people did not have the luxury of blaming it on a dream. Today’s episode is all about dopplegangers and people who should not be there. First, I narrate…

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