Phantasmagoria Photography with Corey Schjoth – The Big Seance Podcast #114

Interview with Corey Schjoth of Phantasmagoria Photography - The Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World #114 -


Corey Schjoth of Phantasmagoria Photography shares his passion for historic and haunted landscapes, as well as his inspiration, infrared photography, and his favorite locations! Be sure to check the show notes at for photos that are discussed in this episode.


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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:16

Welcome Corey Schjoth to the parlor! His bio! 1:49

Pouring Corey some coffee 4:20

What does “phantasmagoria” mean, anyway? 5:30

Corey’s contemporary but genuine approach to photography 7:27

From an instamatic as a kid to photo journalism 9:38

Formal training vs. learn as you go 11:06

Before the shift to historic and haunted landscapes, Corey’s photography focused on photo journalism and documentary photography 13:45

Inspiration from British photographer, Simon Marsden 16:17

Infrared Photography 18:10

Some of the cool places Corey has visited (Castle Frankenstein, Henderson Castle, Bachelor Grove Cemetery) 23:50

McPike Mansion in Alton, Illinois 25:37

After the Final Curtain and the photography of Matt Lambros 28:40

Paranormal experiences, including a courthouse apparition! 29:30

Red eyes were staring at me from the foot of my bed! 34:37

Some of the concerns with exploring abandoned places 37:25

Taking a look at some of Corey’s photos of great historic locations! Photo 1 – Irish Castle in Chicago, built in 1886 42:15

Photo 2 – The Scott Mansion in Merrill, WI, built in 1884, has a dramatic and complicated history! 46:58

Photo 3 – The Porter House in Iowa, built in 1898 55:06

Final thoughts and what’s coming up for Corey Schjoth 59:00

Outro 1:02:45

#Paranerd Hashtag 1:04:22


For more on Corey Schjoth!

Phantasmagoria Photography on Facebook 

Twitter: @PhantasPhoto

Phantasmagoria Photography on Instagram 


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About Patrick Keller

Patrick Keller is an educator, blogger, and the host of the Big Séance Podcast, which is a place for paranerds to have an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts and hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics and mediums, and life after death. He’s the founder of the now inactive Missouri Spirit Seekers and has spent a lot of time experimenting with spirit communication tools and techniques, such as EVP. Patrick also has a passion for spending hours at a time in cemeteries and loves cemetery photography. Visit! View all posts by Patrick Keller

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