Fort Delaware started as a defense for the Delaware River on Pea Patch Island in Delaware. During the Civil War, it would serve as a prison camp for Confederate soldiers that was considered a death camp. The Fort would also be used during the Spanish American War and the World Wars. Today, it is a state park featuring re-enactments, tours and other events. Many groups have investigated there including Britain’s Most Haunted, Ghost Hunters Academy and Ghost Hunters used it for one of their Halloween episodes. Join us as we explore the history and haunts of Fort Delaware! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Scott Booker and features Nixon’s half-eaten sandwich and This Month in History features Nixon’s Last Press Conference. Our location was suggested by Anthony Ramirez.
This episode has it all! Cripple Creek is a spooky old mining town with a ton of history and many haunts, leading it to be thought of as the most haunted Colorado mining town. We have haunted hospitals, hotels, jail, schools, brothels, saloons and even Nikola Tesla. Cripple Creek is on the south side of Pikes Peak and was once considered the “Greatest Gold Camp on Earth.” Many people would find their fortune here, but some would find tragedy and death. Violence, mining accidents and natural disasters plagued the town. And that may be why spirits plague the town now. Join us as we share the history and hauntings of Cripple Creek. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Scott Booker and features Cricket Fighting and This Month in History features Haiti Winning its independence. Our location was suggested by Jon Venezia.
The Zalud House in Porterville, California is like a time capsule glimpse into the life of a family. A family who suffered much tragedy in the house. This home is unique in that the Zalud Family were the only family to live in this mansion and it is furnished with their belongings. Several family members died here and it seems to have trapped their spirits. Paranormal tours are offered and Ghost Adventures has investigated the house. Some of the activity is fairly mundane, but there also is a darkness here that seems to be connected to a chair. Join us as we share the history and haunts of the Zalud House! Moment in Oddity was suggested by John Michaels and features Alice Blunden buried alive twice and This Month in History features Will Rogers. Our location was suggested by Anna Frias.
It’s our favorite day of the year and here is our seventh Halloween Special! Our theme for this year is Horror Hosts! We share about some of our listeners’ favorite horror hosts and the history of how these quirky characters got started. Then we share real paranormal experiences from our listeners. HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO THE BEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET!
Jack the Ripper. That name can cause one’s blood to run cold. No serial killer is as famous as Jack the Ripper. This killer was unique in that he seemed to be the first who reveled in provoking the police. The area where these crimes were committed, Whitechapel, would hold onto its infamous reputation. On this episode we will examine the crimes, talk about the victims, theorize on who the killer may have been and share the hauntings that have plagued Whitechapel ever since. The Moment in Oddity features The Great Pumpkin weighs as much as a Volkswagen and This Month in History features an explosion during an ice show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum.
Atop a hill in the Filipino city of Pines sits an abandoned and dilapidated building that not only has a brutal history, it is considered the most haunted place in the Philippines. This is the Old Diplomat Hotel, which was originally a retreat for friars of the Dominican Order that later became a place of sanctuary and then eventually a place of death. But this is not the only creepy location with a haunted reputation in Baguio. The city is dotted with haunted locations like the Laperal White House. Join us as we share the history and hauntings of the Old Diplomat Hotel and haunted Baguio. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Scott Booker and features Boanthropy and This Month in History features British Airship R101 crashing. Our location was suggested by Maria Domingo.
The listeners love the haunted cemeteries episodes and here we have our sixteenth installment. The cemeteries featured on this episode include Little Pennsylvania Cemetery, Simms Cemetery, Miami City Cemetery, Indian Spring Cemetery, Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery/Green Lady Cemetery, Nunica Cemetery and Toowong Cemetery in Australia. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of these haunted cemeteries. The Moment in Oddity features Leo “Suicide” Simon and This Month in History features the Billy Goat Curse on Cubs.
Forepaugh’s Restaurant was once housed within the beautiful mansion for which it is named. The restaurant shuttered in March of 2019 after the death of its Executive Chef. Before closing, this was considered one of the most haunted restaurants in Minnesota. There are thought to be at least three spirits in this former home, including the man who had it built. One has to wonder if these ghosts are lonely now. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Forepaugh’s Restaurant. The Moment in Oddity features the Horned Helmet of Henry VIII and This Month in History features Dafydd ap Gruffydd Hanged, Drawn and Quartered. Our location was suggested by Lisa Heutmaker.
Creepy people like us love skulls. Many of us include them in our home decor. The Bone Daddy, Jack Skellington, is one of our favorite characters. Skulls are pretty special. Screaming skulls are supposed to be even more special. And while many people have relegated these craniums to legend and lore, there are several that are believed to have really existed and may still be around. Perhaps even a few still have their spirits connected to them. Join us as we share the legend of screaming skulls. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Mindy Hull and features Juliane Koepcke, Sole Survivor, and This Month in History features the Los Angeles Times bombed.
History Goes Bump has been in production for six fabulous years! Join us on this celebratory episode where we bring you the wonderful talents of our listeners when it comes to writing. We have the three runner-up stories and three winners of our Flash Fiction Contest for 2020! Thank you everyone for your support!