The Gunter Hotel is a historic hotel owned by Sheraton that is located in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. The hotel provides high end accommodations and amenities that include an old time barber shop. There is more than meets the eye at the Gunter Hotel though. A long history that includes a horrific murder mystery has led many to believe that the hotel is haunted. And based on people’s experiences, this hotel very well could be host to at least one restless spirit. The Moment in Oddity features Sailing Stones and This Day in History features Joan of Arc burned at the stake.
History Goes Bump is roadtripping and this is the final episode from the road! Diane and Denise visited Music City, better known as Nashville and took in some of the historic buildings and a ghost tour with Nashville Ghost Tours. On this show, they share a brief history and then the hauntings that take place at some of the historic buildings including the state capitol!
History Goes Bump is road tripping and stopped over in St. Charles, Missouri. This beautiful historic downtown area is a treasure of history and hauntings! Lewis and Clark left on their historic expedition from this area. Michael Henry was the tour guide for our ghost tour and he shared a wealth of knowledge. In this podcast from the road, we share a brief history of the town and some of the hauntings going on there!
History Goes Bump spent a few days in the middle of Iowa farmland, hanging out with family. Our location just happened to be a spot where some unexplained experiences have occurred. Denise and Diane are joined by special guest hosts, Jordan, our eleven year old niece, Jacob, our five year old nephew, and Christy, Diane’s sister. We also share the story about a haunted farm in Indiana and the legend of the Bell Witch from Tennessee.
History Goes Bump is in Chicago. Denise and Diane share a brief history of the city and several of the haunted locations in the city. Highlights include Resurrection Cemetery, the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, the Hull House, the Water Tower and the Murder Castle.
Denise and Diane have traveled to Louisville, Kentucky on Day 2 of the History Goes Bump Road Trip 2015. They share a brief history of the city and the hauntings that have been a part of the city for decades, including those at Waverley Hills Sanatorium!
Denise and Diane have hit the road and they are taking listeners with them! Here is Day 1 of Road Trip 2015 with their first stop in Chattanooga! Listen as they travel from Chattanooga to Louisville, Kentucky and share a brief history of Chattanooga and the hauntings of this city that they learned about on the Chattanooga Ghost Tour with Kevin.
Norwich State Hospital in Connecticut served as a home and place of treatment for the mentally ill for a hundred years. As is the case with many old insane asylums, treatment methods were arcane and in some cases torturous. Mental illness was not understood and people were mistreated years ago. Places that harbor pain and suffering seem to capture the energy for all eternity and that energy tends to lead to supernatural activity. Is it because spirits become trapped? Are evil beings attracted to the painful emotions and so they come and take up residence? Or is the bad energy trapped within the walls of the building itself? Today, we talk about the history and hauntings of the Norwich State Hospital for the Insane. The Moment in Oddity features Bog Bodies and This Day in History features the assassination of France’s King Henri IV.
Dolls are one of the oldest and original toys. Dolls have been used for more than just play though. Sometimes they are used in religious rites, for magic or education. The main characteristic of dolls is the fact that they are made to resemble human beings. Could some dolls carry more than just a resemblance to humans? Could some of them contain a soul or spirit? Join us as we explore a brief history of dolls and then share the tales of many dolls that seem to do more than just sit idly and stare blankly into space. The Moment in Oddity features the St. Louis Ghost Train and This Day in History features the first American political cartoon: Join or Die.
The Haunted Mansion at California’s Disneyland Resort is one of the park’s more famous and beloved attractions. What if that mansion were really haunted? Could it be? And what of the rest of the park? Could a park that was the heart and soul of Walt Disney go on without his spirit somehow sticking around? Disneyland was inspired by a dream to build a place where all the members of a family could have fun and this “Happiest Place on Earth” has been fulfilling that dream for sixty years. Come with us on a magical journey as we share the history and hauntings of Disneyland! The Moment in Oddity features famous people’s weird pets and This Day in History features the fire at Paris’ Rue Jean Goujon.