We like to think of cemeteries as open-air museums. They not only represent the culture and beliefs of an area, but they serve as a historical record of who has lived in the region. For many people, the only record we have of their life is their headstone. They are so important and should be considered, even when making the choice to be cremated. Cemeteries are important as well because many still harbor the spirits of those who have left this plane of existence. On this haunted cemeteries episode we are going to explore cemeteries in Missouri, Massachusetts, New York, Texas and Montreal! The Moment in Oddity features the Hemlock Water-Dropwort causing death grins and This Month in History features Peking’s Summer Palace destroyed.
We joined Larry Lawson, founder of The Florida Bureau of Paranormal Investigation, and his team Indian River Hauntings for a paranormal event that included ghost hunting the Old School House and Marsh Landing Restaurant in Fellsmere, Florida. On this episode, we share several of the haunted locations in this small Florida town and the results of our investigation. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by John Michaels and features Giant Octopuses of the Narrows Bridge Ruins and This Month in History features the first moving train robbery by Reno Brothers.
Guam is a United States territory located within the Mariana Islands. The island was occupied by humans starting around 4,000 years ago. Guam IS the Chamarro people. This indigenous group has endured hundreds of years of conquest and occupation of their island and yet their culture has survived. A wonderful culture that embraces the spirit world. On this episode, we are going to share the history, legends and hauntings of Guam! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Duey Oxberger and features a Colonial ship found under World Trade Center and This Month in History features Scientific American reporting on radios coming into homes.
On this special anniversary episode, Diane and Kelly celebrate 7 years of the podcast, talk a little about some of the behind-the-scenes stuff and share the winners of this year’s Flash Fiction Contest. We had 21 submissions, so it was hard to choose, but we have our three winners and two runner-ups to share. Thanks to everyone for your support through the years and for listening to the podcast!
Walt Disney World is celebrating its 50th anniversary in October of 2021. This incomparable theme park is exactly what its name describes, a complete world that was the ultimate vision of Walt Disney. Walt Disney World covers a full 27,000 acres and features four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping district and 31 resorts, plus its own public works district. There is so much to see and do here, but even better, there are many legends and ghosts on this property. Join us as we share the history and haunts of Walt Disney World. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Scott Booker and features Honey Bee reproduction and This Month in History features Fannie Farmer opening her cooking school. Our location was suggested by Josi.
The Butterworth Building in Seattle, Washington is home to Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub. This building had once been home to a mortuary and the man who built and ran that is credited with creating the terms mortuary and mortician. Nearly all of Seattle’s dead at that time passed through the doors here and with that many dead bodies, there is little surprise that this building has many ghost stories connected to it. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Butterworth Building! The Moment in Oddity features The Devil of Scott County and This Month in History features Washington laying the Capitol cornerstone.
Virginia Military Institute holds the distinction of being the oldest state-supported military college in the United States. This was founded over 180 years ago and the institute takes pride in having a competitive educational program that also develops cadets to be citizen soldiers and many have gone on to be officers in the various branches of the military. One of the members of the faculty was Stonewall Jackson and there are those who claim his spirit haunts the place. That’s not the only ghost here though. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Virginia Military Institute! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Scott Booker and features dentures and This Month in History features the James/Younger Gang attacked by townspeople. Our location was suggested by Jules Schlosser.
Hannibal, Missouri is known as “America’s Hometown” and author Mark Twain helped to put it on the map as this was his boyhood home. This was a quintessential river town with many men traveling here to make their fortune and they did. Many stately homes that were built during its heyday are still around today, some of them are beds and breakfasts that you can book for a stay. And many of these have ghost stories to go with them. Join us as we share the history and haunts of Hannibal, Missouri!The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Tim McCrimmon and features Sophia McLachlan’s grave and This Month in History features the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match. Our location was suggested by Christina Orf.
The Whispers Estate is located in Mitchell, Indiana and is thought to have been built in 1894 by Dr. George White and his wife Sarah. The estate was then bought by Dr. John Gibbons and his wife Jessie. Dr. Gibbons had his office in the house and ran that practice for twenty-six years. Many adults and children are thought to have died in the house including the doctor’s wife Jessie. The house has so much activity, it is thought to be one of the most haunted locations in America and is open for ghost hunting. It’s name comes from the fact that so many disembodied voices are heard whispering there. We are joined on this episode by members of the Paranormal Crew from the 502 – Shannon, Eva, Stacy and Dan – to share their experiences investigating the house. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Scott Booker and features a Pharaoh Covering servants in honey to attract flies and This Month in History features Squeaky Fromme trying to assassinate President Ford.
The house that is nicknamed Korner’s Folly is also thought to be one of the strangest houses in America. This is a large mansion with 22 rooms that was built in a whimsical way leaving some people scratching their heads in a similar way as the Winchester Mystery House. Jule Korner was a creative genius who wanted this house to be a visual experience and the house was under renovation most of the time to make room for new design ideas. Today, it is not only a museum, but the mysterious house harbors spirits. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Korner’s Folly! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Jenny Lynne Raines and features Titus Carvilius Gemello’s ring and This Month in History features Roanoke Colony deserted.