No other actress has ever had the notoriety and fame or stirred the emotions quite like Marilyn Monroe. She was a legend in her own time and that legend has only grown since her untimely death. Not only was her rise to fame epic, but her personal life was a tale fit for the silver screen filled with torrid love affairs that included a president, drugs, scandal, tragedy, conspiracy and a mysterious death. Such a tumultuous life is hard to completely snuff out and perhaps Marilyn Monroe’s spirit continues to live on in the afterlife. Not just in our memories, but as a spirit still walking among us. Moment in Oddity features the Tarim Mummies and This Day in History features the Great New Orleans Fire of 1788.
Mark Twain authored some of the most beloved stories in American literature. Everyone knows the story of Tom Sawyer, his buddy Huck Finn and about whitewashing wood fences. Not many people know the details of the life of Mark Twain though. Twain’s life was one of literary genius, but it was also one of financial ruin and immense pain when it came to his family life. The Twain’s owned a home in Hartford, Connecticut and Twain claimed that the years that he and his family lived in the Hartford home were the happiest years of their life. They would eventually move from the home, but did their spirits actually leave the home? Twain was a lifelong skeptic, but is he now a true believer as his spirit continues to roam on this side of the veil? Moment in Oddity features the Spider-tailed Horned Viper and This Day in History features the eruption of the Huaynaputina Volcano.
Thirty-four years ago this month, the world lost a music legend in an unexpected way outside of the Dakota on Central Park West in New York City: assasination. The story of John Lennon – his life, death and afterlife – is seasoned with legend and mystery. Reams have been written about the life of John Lennon and in this podcast, Diane and Denise give a brief overview of his life and then focus more on what is not usually covered in the anthologies and documentaries about this gifted man and that is his afterlife. The Moment in Oddity features the coffin of Lee Harvey Oswald and This Day in History recounts the Great New York Fire of 1835.
On this episode, Diane and Denise are joined by Colorado Historian Annette Student to discuss Molly Brown and the Molly Brown House in Denver, Colorado. The Moment in Oddity features James Dean’s cursed car and the Day in History features the Gray Ghost and the Greenback Raid! Is the Molly Brown House haunted? Do Margaret and her husband J.J. still walk the earth? Listen in and then you decide!
In this third episode of the History Goes Bump Podcast, the Moment in Oddity features the Female Stranger Grave. On this day in 1849, Edgar Allan Poe died and this episode is about him and dedicated to him. Was Poe really a drug addled womanizing alcoholic who was nuts or is the truth something different? Listen in to hear about his tragic history, his writings and the mysterious circumstances of his death. Is his ghost still hanging around and where? If you are a fan of Poe, you will enjoy The Poe Show!