Ellicott City is a suburb outside of Baltimore with a historic and shopping district that attracts visitors year round. And it makes sense that this would be a town to bring in tourists, as this is home to the first terminus of the B&O Railroad. Founded back in the late 1700s, there is a lot of history here. The city was named one of Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Spooky American Getaways because this is quite the haunted town. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Ellicott City! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Chelsea Flowers and features the Shell Cave Grotto and This Month in History features Dr. William Bryden as sole survivor of Kabul Massacre. Our location was suggested by Melanie Antonelli.
Annapolis, Maryland has hundreds of years of history behind it. First settled by Puritans in the mid-1600s, it grew into an important coastal city of historical significance and is today the capital of the state of Maryland. The city has more 18th century structures still standing than any other city in the United States. Some of those structures are taverns and several of those are said to be haunted. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the taverns of Annapolis! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Bill Richardson and features Wojtek the Bear and This Month in History features the first test tube baby being born. Our topic was suggested by Amanda Prouty.
At the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay sits the home of the United State Naval Academy, the city of Annapolis, which claims to have more original structures dating back to the 18th century than any other city in America. One of those structures is The Brice House. A house that exudes a malevolent energy that might be carrying over from the corrupt family that once inhabited the residence. Tales of skeletons in walls and other legends have lead to claims that the mansion is haunted. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Brice House. Moment in Oddity features the Ozark Spooklight and This Day in History features the Battle of Ezra Church by Richard Schaffer. This location was suggested by listener Amanda Prouty who also joins us to share her thoughts and stories. Our Research Assistant was Steven Pappas.
The Battle of Antietam was a twelve-hour fight that would go down in Civil War history as the bloodiest day of the war. Many would say this was the bloodiest day in American history. The setting would be a cornfield that contained a lonely little white church near the Antietam River. General McClellan’s army would clash with General Lee’s, sending the Confederates away in a draw not worth continuing to fight. This had been General Lee’s first push into the North. The battle would leave President Abraham Lincoln the opening he needed to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. It stands to reason that such a violent day would lead to stories of hauntings on the battlefield and in the surrounding buildings, including many homes used as field hospitals. Join us as we explore the events and hauntings of the Battle of Antietam! The Moment in Oddity is by Bob Sherfield and features Royston Cave and This Day in History is by April Rogers-Krick and features the Lewis and Clark Expedition Start. This haunted event was suggested by listener Rebekah Johnson and our research Assistant was Steven Pappas.