The Holly Hotel is located in Holly, Michigan and has survived through several fires, the Great Depression, two world wars and a visit from the infamous temperance leader Carrie Nation. This is a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian that once provided lodging to railroad men and is today a popular restaurant that reputedly is full of ghosts. Join us as we share the history and hauntings of the Holly Hotel! The Moment in Oddity features the Eggnog Riot of 1826 and This Month in History features an avalanche in Peru that killed thousands. Our location was suggested by Chelsea Flowers.
There is nothing quite so epic when it comes to ghost stories as a haunted wood. About an hour outside of London is Epping Forest. This is an ancient woodland with more aged trees than any other site in the United Kingdom. One can only imagine how many elementals and fae people must call this place home. There is history and some legends and, of course, ghosts. Join us as we set off on an adventure through Epping Forest! The Moment in Oddity features the Roman Dodecahedron and This Month in History features Georgia becoming a state.
We love our cemeteries around here. They are places of such peace and for many of us, strangely, a place of comfort. And as we have found, many have a spirit or two unable to let go of their terrestrial bonds. On this episode, we are going to share some of the burial practices of rural families at the turn-of-the-twentieth-century and some of the traditions that are still carried on in cemeteries today. We also have several more haunted cemeteries to share from Ohio, Oregon, California and Indiana. Join us as we share Haunted Cemeteries 21! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Jim Featherstone and features The Italian Bride, Julia Buccola Petta and This Month in History features Francis Salvador becoming first elected Jew in the Americas.
St Briavels Castle dates back to 1075 and is located in Gloucestershire, England. This isn’t one of those grand and beautiful castles that Britain is known for, but it has an important place in history, serving as a hunting lodge for King John and a debtors’ prison. Today, it is a Youth Hostel. And this castle is believed to be one of the most haunted castles in Britain. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of St Briavels Castle! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Tammie Burroughs and features the Great Escaped Snake Scare of 1953 and This Month in History features the National Hockey League opening their first season.
The Ramsey House has also been known as Swan Pond and is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was built by a prominent man in the town, Colonel Francis Alexander Ramsey in the late 1700s. The house has a unique stone look to it and was the main home on a plantation that was held by the Ramseys until the Civil War. Today, it is a historic museum on 101 acres that includes gardens and a visitor center. And apparently this is still home to several family members in the afterlife. Join us for the history and hauntings of the Ramsey House! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Bill Richardson and features The Great Windham Frog Fight and This Month in History features Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner debuts. Our location was suggested by Tammie Burroughs.
Petersburg, Virginia is about 21 miles south of Richmond. Not many people know that this city has been thought of as the graveyard of the Confederacy. Anyone who has seen the movie Cold Mountain is familiar with the horrific scene of Union soldiers being slaughtered in a pit that is surrounded by the Confederates. That really happened. And Petersburg was the scene. The town still carries the residual energy from that moment in history. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Petersburg, Virginia! The Moment in Oddity features the Highest Court in the Land and This Month in History features the Dissolving Bathing Suits Hoax. Both were suggested by John Michaels.
Bardstown is the second oldest city in the state of Kentucky. This capitol of bourbon making and town once voted “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America” has several haunted location. One of these is the Jailer’s Inn Bed and Breakfast where guests can literally sleep in a cell. This was originally the Nelson County Jail and apparently, some of the former inmates are still calling it home in the afterlife. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Jailer’s Inn Bed and Breakfast! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Chelsea Flowers and features Jonathan the Tortoise and This Month in History features Quantum Theory born.
Alaska is a land just ripe for hauntings. Darkness cloaks the land for much of the year and thick pine forests spread across the expanse. There are legends that have filtered down through the various cultures and time periods, passed around by the Inuit, the gold miners, the trappers, the explorers or the soccer moms. Anchorage grew from a tent city to a major American city. The city has experienced much history and this may be why several locations here are rumored to be haunted. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Anchorage, Alaska! Moment in Oddity was suggested by Chelsea Flowers and features the Mycenaean Bridge of Kazarma and This Month in History features the opening of the Suez Canal.
Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast has been on the suggestions list for quite a while and we decided to produce it now because our longtime listener and Executive Producer Amy Martinez’s daughter recently visited the location and had a chance to investigate. A sign outside one of the rooms reads, “Street ladies bringing in sailors must pay for room in advance.” So clearly, this wasn’t always a simple little hotel. This was once a brothel and many of the spirits from that time back in the early 1900s are still sticking around the bed and breakfast. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast! The Moment in Oddity features Yemen’s Well of Hell and This Month in History features Lawrence Joel awarded the Medal of Honor.
The ghost town of Cerro Gordo is found in California’s Inyo Mountains. This fairly prosperous mining town was established in the mid-1800s and had been mostly abandoned for decades. New life was breathed into it recently after being purchased in 2018 for almost $1.5 million. This mining camp had been a dangerous place to live. People died from gunfights, disease and mining accidents. And now it would seem that spirits still remain because of all those deaths. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Cerro Gordo Ghost Town! The Moment in Oddity features the Steamboat Arabia and This Month in History features the opening of the Sistine Chapel to the Public. Our location was suggested by listener Julie Shjandemaar.