Port Townsend claims to be one of the coolest small towns in America. The city had its heyday during the Victorian era and several of the historic buildings here are Victorian in design. Many of the earlier settlers envisioned the seaport becoming the largest harbor on the west coast. One of the prominent families in Port Townsend were the Eisenbeis and they built their home in 1892 in the style of a castle that is today known as Manresa Castle. This is a hotel, restaurant and lounge that not only provides accommodations for the living, but a couple of ghosts as well. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Manresa Castle! The Moment in Oddity features the Skadegamutc and This Month in History features Lady Nancy Astor becoming the first woman in the British House of Commons. Our location was suggested by Jen Morgan.
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!
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.