Happy Halloween you Spooktacular People! This is our fourth Halloween Special and we have it packed with chills featuring your real life supernatural experiences! Collin, Steven and Emily share their experiences themselves and Denise and Diane read the stories they have collected from listeners over the past couple of months. Enjoy! And have a safe and fun Halloween!
On this episode, we celebrate our three year anniversary. It’s been a wonderful journey! We have some new rewards for Executive Producers, which means more great stuff for them and we announce those changes on this episode. Last year, we held our first flash fiction contest to celebrate our special occasion and we have done it again this year. We share our two runner-ups and our three winners and read their contributions. And then Miranda Enzor, creator of the Spooky Little Halloween blog, joins us to talk all things Halloween and get us in the right frame of mind for our favorite holiday. As if we aren’t always in that frame of mind!
It’s our 200th episode! The History of Ghost Hunting and some announcements about the show and EP Program! Supernatural activity has been a part of the human experience since the dawn of mankind. Our fascination and for some, reverence of this activity has lasted into our modern era. The desire to understand where this phenomenon originates and to somehow prove its existence via scientific means has come to be known as paranormal investigation or simply, ghost hunting. While we encourage people to not tempt the spirits, we are just as fascinated with the paranormal and it would seem only natural for us to explore the history of ghost hunting in our more recent history. On this episode, we will delve into the history of ghost hunting, explore the different techniques and equipment employed and discuss tactics that can be used to protect yourself from spiritual attachment and attack. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by listener BriAnne Barre and features The Big Chicken and This Month in History features Francis Gary Powers shot down over the USSR.
There are a variety of Pagan holidays, many of which, other religions have borrowed from to establish their own holidays. Christmas and Easter being good examples of this meshing of customs. One Pagan holiday that is not as well known in Imbolc. This is a holiday with a variety of names, depending on culture and location. The customs associated with it, date back centuries. It falls on February 2nd, timing it between the deep darkness of the Winter Solstice and the coming of rebirth with the Spring Equinox. Our listener and Executive Producer Roxy joins us to share the history and legends behind the holiday of Imbolc. The Moment in Oddity features the Hypogeum of Hal Salflieni and in honor of Black History Month, This Month in History features ratification of the 15th Amendment.
Happy New Year Everybody! We hope 2017 is a year of love, hope and peace for you. In this special, we talk about a few changes to the format of the podcast, plans for the new year, introduce the ambassadors for our newly launched Ambassador Program and the history and haunting of the Indonesian Embassy in Washington, D.C., also known as the Walsh Mansion. Let’s make 2017 spooky!
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!
We are so very grateful for our listeners! Happy Thanksgiving you Spooktacular people! We are so very grateful for all of you! When we think about Thanksgiving, one of the things that comes to mind is food. So we are talking food and ghosts on this episode with author and journalist James Bartlett. James has been featured in over 100 magazines and he is author of Gourmet Ghosts and Gourmet Ghosts 2, which feature murder, mystery and history at dozens of bars, restaurants, hotels and landmarks across Los Angeles. He shares with us 10 of these locations!
Happy Halloween you spooktacular listeners! You guys are so amazing and you have had some amazing and scary experiences in your lives! On this special, we feature your true ghost stories. Some are heartwarming and some are terrifying! We wish you all a safe and fun Halloween! Enjoy the 2016 Halloween Special!
History Goes Bump is two today! Oh my, we are entering our third year of production and it’s going to be the terrible twos! On this, our second anniversary special, we recap the last couple of years, talk about our growth, thank a ghost ship full of people – particularly our listeners – and reveal the winners of our 2016 Flash Fiction Contest! We read several runner-up pieces and our three winners in this episode. We also announce something that will make everybody VERY happy! So grab your blankie, a warm drink and join us as we celebrate and look forward to an even better future and launch into October as we slide into Halloween!
On this year’s Christmas Special, we are joined by special guest Dan Foytik of the 9th Story Podcast, The Wicked Library and The Lift. We discuss some of the history behind Christmas and most importantly, analyze the history of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve. Most of our Christmas traditions are rooted in Victorian England. Sending Christmas cards and caroling door to door are just a couple of those traditions, but one tradition fell by the wayside and that is the practice of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve. We are keeping that alive on the History Goes Bump Podcast and The 9th Story Podcast. We told ghost stories last year and we are doing it again this year. Mark Nixon of http://shadowsatthedoor.com joins us to tell one of his own original stories as well!