In this special, Diane and Denise discuss two legendary creatures that appear on New Years Eve: Mari Lwyd and Namahage. Then they explore the history and hauntings of two bars in the town of Roslyn in Washington state. These bars are the Pioneer Restaurant & Sody-licious Bar and The Brick Tavern. Have a safe and fun New Years Eve!
The Commissariat Store in Brisbane is the second oldest building in the city and dates back to the early years when Brisbane was a penal colony. The penal settlement in Brisbane was the most violent and toughest on the continent. Convict laborers were used to build many of the early buildings in the settlement, which included the store. A violent confrontation during that construction seems to have led to at least one haunting at the store, but there could be more spirits hanging around this building that now houses a museum that includes some morbid artifacts among its displays. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Commissariat Store. The Moment in Oddity features Posthumorous Executions and This Day in History features Florence Lawrence Committing Suicide. We also have the eighth installment in the third series of Tim Prasil’s Spectral Edition! Our location was suggested by listener Danika Ehlers
Waynesville, Ohio is known as the “Antique Capital of the Midwest.” At the town’s beginnings though, it was an important Quaker settlement. The Quaker meeting established here in 1803 was the first in southwestern Ohio. A stagecoach line connected Waynesville to the rest of the state and eventually the village would serve as a stop along the Underground Railroad. Despite having a pretty peaceful beginning, Waynesville has become known as one of, if not THE most haunted city in Ohio. With thirty-six reputed haunted places, that is no wonder. In this episode, we are going to visit several historic locations that also have ghostly activity. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Waynesville! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Michael Rogers and features the White River Monster and This Day in History features Van Gogh chopping off his ear. Our location was suggested by Amanda Turk and she helped with research as well.
Tempe, Arizona is the seventh largest city in the state of Arizona. The town was built on an agricultural base and grew out of the combining of two distinct pioneer towns. Many of the original historical structures built in Tempe have survived and its one of the town’s greatest attributes. One of these buildings was originally a family home that is now a restaurant named Casey Moore’s Oyster House. Locals love to gather for a beer and seafood. Patrons and employees all claim that the restaurant is haunted by several spirits. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Casey Moore’s Oyster House. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Michael Rogers and features killer exploding lakes and This Day in History features Thomas Paine writing the essay beginning, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Our location was suggested by Alicia Taylor.
Whidbey Island sits along Puget Sound and has a long history dating back to the 1800s. The island is the largest of all the islands making up Island County in Washington. It is a picturesque location that stretches for 55 miles making it the fourth longest and largest island in the contiguous United States. It is home to the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The island also is home to Fort Casey, Ebey’s Landing, Admiralty Head Lighthouse and a few legends and stories of hauntings, that include The Lurker. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Whidbey Island. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Ronda Borgen and features killer clothing and This Day in History features the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Our location was suggested by Marjorie Sneed.
The USS Hornet is an aircraft carrier located in Alameda, California. It is named for a previous aircraft carrier that sank in October 1942. This new Hornet joined the rest of the United States fleet in November 1943 and fought in many battles during World War II. She later served during the Vietnam War and then went on to help with the Apollo Program. She was decommissioned in 1970 and has gone on to receive historical designation and to become a museum. There is another designation that the Hornet is known by and that is the most haunted warship in the U.S. Naval Fleet. Join us and our listener Pamela Ennis, who is a docent for the warship, as we explore the history and hauntings of the USS Hornet! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Michael Rogers and features Port Chatham and This Day in History features a man who died from eating too much cheese. Our location was suggested by listeners Angie Reynoso Akbarzad and Pamela Ennis.
Atchison, Kansas is famously known as the birthplace of Amelia Earhart. It was home to the Kansa tribe before settlement began when the territory opened in the mid 1850s. The Finney family were some early settlers to the town and prominent members of the family would live there all their lives. They built several homes and one of those came to be known as the Sallie House. It gained notoriety in the the 1990s when a couple named Debra and Tony Pickman lived in the house. Hauntings were documented in the house at that time and it has become a well known haunted location to paranormal investigators. The stories that the Pickmans have shared about their former home are horrific and terrifying. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Sallie House. The Moment in Oddity features the mystery of Fort Mountain and This Day in History features the attack on Pearl Harbor. Our location was suggested by listener Mitch Guidry.
Portland Cement is a material that helped build much of the world in the 1800s and still continues to be a major component of construction to this day. Early Portland Cement Works were unsafe places to work, as was the case with most fields of manufacturing. Dismemberment, burns and death were a real concern. Three of these plants not only had injuries and deaths, but they are now reputedly haunted. Two are abandoned ruins and another is a world class haunted attraction today. We will explore the history and hauntings of the Portland Cement Works in Salt Lake City, Utah, Mahurangi Cement Works in Warkworth, New Zealand and Kansas Portland Cement Works in LeHunt, Kansas. The Moment in Oddity features Phantom Dragoon of the Delaware River and This Day in History features the discovery of the Peking Man. Our location was suggested by Atticus Wolfgramm.