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.
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.
Happy Halloween! When one thinks of Halloween and Trick or Treating, more than just pillow cases full of candy come to mind. There’s always that one creepy house in the neighborhood. The abandoned one. The one everyone claims is haunted. Maybe one with 999 ghosts and room for one more? Join us as we explore the history of the most famous haunted house in America, Disney’s Haunted Mansion! We also share some real paranormal experiences from listeners!
Werewolf lore has been a part of human history for centuries and some of the best horror movies feature werewolves. We’ve covered the hysteria that surrounded the witch hunts and trials in Europe and America. Not many people realize that there was a similar hysteria when it came to reports of werewolves. It is possible that 100,000 people were executed for being suspected werewolves in Europe from the 14th to the 17th centuries. On this episode, we are going to explore some of the legends of werewolves throughout the world. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by John Michaels and features death By giant umbrellas and This Month in History features the opening of the Sydney Opera House. Our topic was suggested by Wes Hawkins.
We like to think of cemeteries as open-air museums. They not only represent the culture and beliefs of an area, but they serve as a historical record of who has lived in the region. For many people, the only record we have of their life is their headstone. They are so important and should be considered, even when making the choice to be cremated. Cemeteries are important as well because many still harbor the spirits of those who have left this plane of existence. On this haunted cemeteries episode we are going to explore cemeteries in Missouri, Massachusetts, New York, Texas and Montreal! The Moment in Oddity features the Hemlock Water-Dropwort causing death grins and This Month in History features Peking’s Summer Palace destroyed.
We joined Larry Lawson, founder of The Florida Bureau of Paranormal Investigation, and his team Indian River Hauntings for a paranormal event that included ghost hunting the Old School House and Marsh Landing Restaurant in Fellsmere, Florida. On this episode, we share several of the haunted locations in this small Florida town and the results of our investigation. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by John Michaels and features Giant Octopuses of the Narrows Bridge Ruins and This Month in History features the first moving train robbery by Reno Brothers.
Guam is a United States territory located within the Mariana Islands. The island was occupied by humans starting around 4,000 years ago. Guam IS the Chamarro people. This indigenous group has endured hundreds of years of conquest and occupation of their island and yet their culture has survived. A wonderful culture that embraces the spirit world. On this episode, we are going to share the history, legends and hauntings of Guam! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Duey Oxberger and features a Colonial ship found under World Trade Center and This Month in History features Scientific American reporting on radios coming into homes.
On this special anniversary episode, Diane and Kelly celebrate 7 years of the podcast, talk a little about some of the behind-the-scenes stuff and share the winners of this year’s Flash Fiction Contest. We had 21 submissions, so it was hard to choose, but we have our three winners and two runner-ups to share. Thanks to everyone for your support through the years and for listening to the podcast!