The Historic Scott County Jail is located in Huntsville, Tennessee. The jail is nearly 120 years old and housed inmates until 2008. Huntsville is a small town and the jail isn’t very substantial, but the stories about this place are big. On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Kristy Sumner, founder of Soul Sisters Paranormal and History, Highways and Haunts, LLC. She and her business partner – Miranda Young aka Ghost Biker – run tours, events and ghost hunts at the jail and Kristy shares the history and many of the unexplained things that have happened in the jail! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Chelsea Flowers and features sculptures with human teeth and This Month in History features the first sustained untethered flight.
The Hannah House in Indianapolis, Indiana was the family home of Alexander Hannah. This home was meant to be a place of refuge for runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad. Tragedy struck when a lantern that a group of the formerly enslaved people were using tipped over. A fire erupted and they were trapped in their hiding place and none survived. Their bodies were more than likely buried on the property. This event has led to hauntings in what is now a museum. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Hannah House. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by John Michaels and features the oldest drawing of a ghost in Babylon and This Month in History features OK entering the national vernacular. Our location was suggested by Ed Jones and Sarah Silver.
The 1880s were a time of great interest in the healing powers of mineral springs and one of those springs we haven’t covered yet was Red Boiling Springs in Tennessee. Hotels often were built near these springs and one of them that was constructed here is today known as the Thomas House Hotel. This seems to be an incredibly haunted location that has been featured on several paranormal television shows and the hotel regularly offers ghost hunts. Join us for the history and haunts of the Thomas House Hotel! Moment in Oddity was suggested by Jennifer Guthrie and features Seneca Village and This Month in History features Tenley Albright Becoming first American female to win World Figure Skating Championship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Covington, Georgia is nicknamed Hollywood South due to the number of movies and television shows that have been filmed there. One location that not only hosts weddings and other events, but has also served as a set for films and TV shows is the Gaither Plantation. The house dates back to 1850 and there are two cemeteries on the property along with other historic buildings, one of which is an old church that was moved to the property. Several of the buildings, especially the main house, have paranormal activity. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Gaither Plantation! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Mike Rogers and features a coffin found in a golf course pond complete with skeleton and axe and This Month in History features Cherry Valley Massacre.
The Whispers Estate is located in Mitchell, Indiana and is thought to have been built in 1894 by Dr. George White and his wife Sarah. The estate was then bought by Dr. John Gibbons and his wife Jessie. Dr. Gibbons had his office in the house and ran that practice for twenty-six years. Many adults and children are thought to have died in the house including the doctor’s wife Jessie. The house has so much activity, it is thought to be one of the most haunted locations in America and is open for ghost hunting. It’s name comes from the fact that so many disembodied voices are heard whispering there. We are joined on this episode by members of the Paranormal Crew from the 502 – Shannon, Eva, Stacy and Dan – to share their experiences investigating the house. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Scott Booker and features a Pharaoh Covering servants in honey to attract flies and This Month in History features Squeaky Fromme trying to assassinate President Ford.