Today’s episode features the grand ocean liner, The Queen Mary. Her rich history includes not only providing superior and opulent accomodations for the rich and famous, but service during World War II. The reports of hauntings aboard the ship are just as interesting as her history and has lead to her being claimed as one of the most haunted locations in America. The Moment in Oddity features Gumhead and This Day in History is about the Negro National League of baseball fame.
The Stanley Hotel has gained much of its present day fame and notoriety from Stephen King’s book The Shining. The Stanley Hotel is so much more than just an inspiration for a horror book and movie. This episode is a roundtable discussion with Colorado Historian Annette Student, who was in studio, about the history and hauntings of the Stanley Hotel! This is a jam packed hour of information and fun! The Moment in Oddity features the gravesite of Charles Dummet, which we had visited earlier in the day and the Day in History is about the burial of JFK.
The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa was and is a luxurious hotel that holds more than just elegant furnishings and hospitality within its walls. It also is considered one of the most haunted hotels in America. From deaths during construction to the evil practices of the fraudulant Dr. Norman Baker, the hotel has many reasons for being haunted. Listen in as the history and haunting experiences are shared and then you decide. Also grab a pen and paper for the Spooktacular Quiz! The Moment in Oddity features Gef the Talking Mongoose and This Day in History features a bit of the history behind Hanukkah.
The quaint and beautifully located historic Shanley Hotel in New York is the subject of today’s podcast. The hotel has a rich past and is today considered one of the most haunted hotels on the east coast. The Moment in Oddity features Moeraki Boulders and the Day in History features the creation of LSD. Diane and Denise also banter a bit about what ghosts could be as well as discuss the upcoming inaugural meet-up for the Spooktacular Crew and we have some shout outs and feedback to share!
Diane and Denise take the History Goes Bump Podcast on the road as they travel from Central Florida to Marietta, Georgia. They took a wonderful ghost tour hosted by Ghosts of Marietta and in this episode they not only share their own research about the city, but they share the tales of ghosts they learn from their Ghost Host Charlotte. Excerpts are scattered throughout the podcast, so that listeners can feel as if they are along on the tour. Diane and Denise encourage listeners to check out this wonderful city to experience the active and historic downtown area filled with shops and restaurants. The Moment in Oddity today features the Greenbriar Ghost and fitting in perfectly with the podcast, today’s Day in History features the start of Sherman’s March to the Sea.
This eighth episode of the History Goes Bump Podcast features two haunted locations: Mystery Manor in Omaha, Nebraska and the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. Mystery Manor is a well known, long running haunted attraction that is unique because it actually has real haunts. Hear about the legend perpetuated about the house and then what the true history is about the place. The Winchester Mystery House is probably the weirdest house ever built. Hear about its stairways to nowhere, doors that open to walls and the haunting events that take place in the house. Also in this episode, Denise and Diane discuss Buzzfeed’s 14 creepiest locations in America. The Moment in Oddity features Robert the Doll and This Day in History highlights the Gunpowder Plot.