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After Hours AM Vanta M Black author of "Oubliette"

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On a darkly intriguing episode of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we welcome author, traveler, explorer of the esoteric, Vanta M. Black, who will talk about her epic historical/paranormal novel OUBLIETTE – A FORGOTTEN LITTLE PLACE and the real life events and experiences that inspired it. Vanta will join us in hour 2 – in hour 1 Joel and Eric will review the hottest paranormal news and all the madness afoot in the world. In OUBLIETTE, a paranormal and historical fiction novel that consists of seven interwoven stories that revolve around a French castle, readers are transported to an ancient Pagan ritual, Roman-ruled Gaul, the bloody Inquisition of the Knights Templar, France as it’s ravaged by the Black Death, the duplicitous Reformation, the Paris Catacombs, and the gory French Revolution. Personal experiences with entities known as “shadow people” were a key motivation for Black to pen the book. “These specters—I don’t know how else to explain them—tormented me at night. I assumed they were just bad dreams. Then someone else witnessed one hover above me as I slept. I don’t know what it was, but I speculated about the mysterious encounters while writing OUBLIETTE,” she says. OUBLIETTE is also inspired by the real oubliette at Leap Castle, the notoriously haunted castle in Ireland. In the 1920’s it was emptied out, and the remains of over 150 different bodies were removed with wheelbarrows. A worker found a pocket watch in the remains, and it dated from the mid-1800s. This revealed how very recent the oubliette had claimed victims. After hearing about Leap Castle’s oubliette, Black imagined there must be a myriad of forgotten stories behind each soul who met their fate within it. Vanta M. Black Not only did Black visit Leap Castle, she also made jaunts to many French chateaux and the Paris Catacombs for