Ep. 98 features St. Cecilia Music Center and the Legend of the Ada Witch with research help from Sharon Spungen! Grand Rapids, Michigan has been known as Furniture City because of the industry upon which the city was built. People might be surprised to find that this city is considered the world leader in the production of office furniture. Grand Rapids is a city awash in history, murder, mayhem and urban legends. And these factors tend to lend themselves to tales of hauntings. There are a couple of fairly well-known “urban legends” concerning Grand Rapids and its haunted history. The first comes from the St. Cecilia Music Center and the second is known as the legend of the”Ada Witch.” Come with us as we explore the history and hauntings of these. Moment in Oddity features a court declaring a house haunted and This Day in History features the beginning of Prohibition.
There are Christmas trees and reindeer and candy canes, but Santa Claus is probably one of the most familiar images intertwined with Christmas. Most of us as kids were raised with the warning that you better be good, for goodness sake, or you would end up on Santa’s naughty list and thus receive coal in your stocking. But as we trace back the various traditions associated with the holiday season, we come upon a character that has been around longer than good old St. Nick and the warnings that came with him, were far more dire. On this episode, we will explore the origins, history and terror that are a part of the legend of Krampus. Moment in Oddity features the Dragon’s Triangle and This Day in History features the abandonment of the Mary Celeste.
Happy Thanksgiving! We are so very thankful for all of our listeners and…according to Denise…ghosts! We thought we would throw up a special extra episode featuring some legends from the Ojibwa Native American tribe: the legend of Indian Corn and the cryptozoological creature known as the Windigo, a fearsome nasty cannabilistic type creature. Today would be an excellent day to check out our Plymouth episode as well! The Moment in Oddity features the Phantom of Flatwoods and This Day in History features the Great Storm of 1703.
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Cemeteries have always carried a mystique about them and many people expect them to be haunted. For the most part, cemeteries are very peaceful places. After all, why would the dead want to hang out with the dead? Most haunted cemetery stories consist of an apparition returning to their plot or a hitchhiking ghost being dropped off outside of a cemetery. But Maltby Cemetery is different. Rumors of Satanism and thirteen steps to Hell have given this cemetery quite the reputation. Is it just a place where teenagers go to hang out and drink and act stupid or is there truth to the legends? Join us as we explore Maltby Cemetery! The Moment in Oddity features Crying Mary and This Day in History features the escape of Winnie Ruth Judd!