In the History Goes Bump Podcast’s second Bonuscast, we share an interview we did in October before Halloween of 2014 with the Writestream Radio Network. The interview was done at Blog Talk Radio, so we apologize for the horrible audio quality. Host and writer Daria DiGiovanni picks both of our brains about the topic of the paranormal, specifically ghosts and asks us about the show and its origins. If you missed this interview when we shared it on social media at the time we conducted, then this is your chance to get to know us hosts a little better!
Urban legends are the folklore of America. Many of these legends begin with truth, but they change and grow through the years as people share the stories. One such story is the legend of Black Aggie that has its origins in the Druid Ridge Cemetery. Could a simple cemetery statuary be cursed? Is someone reaching out from the afterlife? And why in the world do crazy humans challenge each other to test the spirits, the unexplained or whatever? Who is Black Aggie and what is its legend? Diane and Denise take the listener through the history and into the legend…don’t say Black Aggie three times at midnight! Moment in Oddity features the Philadelphia Experiment and This Day in History features the lighting of Pall Mall by gas light for first time.
Kremlin is a Russian word meaning a fortified complex found inside a city. There are many kremlins in Russia, some of which that are in use and others that are just ruins. Our focus is on the Moscow Kremlin, which is simply known today as The Kremlin. The area upon which the Kremlin is built has thousands of years of history behind it and the Kremlin itself does as well. As the seat of government, the Kremlin has seen many leaders come and go. Some of those leaders never left. Not only does the spirit with which they lead the country remain, but in some cases, their actual spirits still roam the halls of this magnificent building. Join Denise and Diane as they share the history of the government of Russia and the reported hauntings that take place at the Kremlin. Moment in Oddity features a planet that rains glass and This Day in History features the mini-series Roots.
Octagon Hall in Franklin, Kentucky has the distinction of being the most unique house in the state of Kentucky. An octagon shaped home is a rarity, there are only four in America, but this Antebellum home is mysterious and distinct for more reasons that just its shape. Octagon Hall and the entire property that makes up the plantation it was built upon, survived the Civil War and occupation by the Union Army. But something else survives here as well. This Kentuckian historical landmark transforms ever Autumn into a haunted house attraction that really is reportedly haunted. Join Diane and Denise as they share the history, hauntings and make fun of some of the paranormal shows out there…Naked Ghost Hunting…really? Moment in Oddity features a weird number of coincidences surrounding the film, “The Girl From Petrovka” and This Day in History features Captain Cook’s discovery of Hawai’i and his ultimate demise.
Just north of Yellowstone National Park, in the heart of Paradise Valley in Montana, lies the Chico Hot Springs Lodge. The Lodge has been a vacation getaway featuring hot springs for over a century. Those hot springs attracted people not only seeking relaxation, but those looking for a cure for their various maladies as well. The land and the Lodge feature more than just hot springs and breathtaking scenery. Spirits are at unrest in this area of Montana. Join Diane and Denise as they share the history and the hauntings! Moment in Oddity features a flight to the future and This Day in History features the jailing of the playwrites who wrote Eastward Hoe.
Chillingham Castle is a castle that was built in the 12th century and resides in Northumberland, England in a village named Chillingham from which it takes its name. It was initially built as a monastery and then was used as a stronghold mostly for defense rather than offense through the many centuries of fighting between England and Scotland. The Castle sits near the border between Scotland and England and so it was often under attack. Much of the Castle as it is seen today is the way it was originally built with a few additions. It is reportedly one of the more haunted locations in Europe. This haunting energy is not only a result of war, but of the horrific way in which men were imprisoned and killed within the walls of the Castle. Join Denise and Diane as they share the history, tortures and hauntings of this magnificent castle! Moment in Oddity features Coral Castle in Florida and This Day in History commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans.
Edinburgh is considered one of the most haunted cities in all of Europe and Edinburgh Castl is its most haunted location. The castle has stood atop Castle Rock for nearly 1000 years. It has a rich history that has also lead to some unique hauntings. Scientific studies have been conducted within the Castle walls and paranormal investigators from around the world have visited the place and all report strange experiences. Is there more to this Castle than just the beautiful architecture and amazing views? Listen and then you decide! Today’s Moment in Oddity is about Peeing Day and This Day in History is about the excommunication of Martin Luther.
This first Bonuscast from History Goes Bump takes listeners behind the scenes and shares some outtakes from the show that were never meant to make it to air as well as some behind the scenes information. A listener also shares her tribe’s beliefs when it comes to ghosts, the supernatural and…hair. Enjoy this fun show as we welcome 2014!