When people hear the name Green Bay, they probably imagine people in football jersies with large triangles of fake cheese atop their heads. The city is so much more than just a hub for football even though it is nicknamed “Titletown.” This is a city influenced by many cultures from the early Native Americans that were here first to the French to the British to the Dutch to the Irish and to the Belgians. Their burial places and businesses and homes all seem to be touched by an essence of the supernatural. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by John Michaels and features cremains on the moon and This Month in History features the birth of Walter Reed.
Ogden, Utah may not seem like an important point in transportation today, but it was once the official transfer point for anyone set on getting to the West Coast. A train station has been located on this spot for over 150 years and the current Union Station has stood for nearly 100 years and in that time, thousands of people have walked through its doors. The station has seen quite a bit of tragedy. There was the Bagley train wreck, bodies from war, freak deaths, murders and suicides. Spirits seemed to have been left behind due to these tragic circumstances. Join us for the history and hauntings of Ogden’s Union Station! The Moment in Oddity features cow chip throwing and This Month in History features Typhoon Vera.
The name of Thousand Island dressing was inspired by an archipelago of 1,864 islands that are in both Canada and the United States. Legends surrounding the creation of the dressing are interesting, but even more intriguing are the stories of hauntings connected to the islands. These islands are dotted with villages, forts and castles making them the perfect setting for ghost stories and legends. Join us as we look at the history and hauntings of some of these locations in the 1000 Islands! The Moment in Oddity features the Black Heron’s hunting trick and This Month in History features Elvis Presley’s first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Our location was suggested by Amy Johnson.
The town of Gettysburg is centrally located in Southern Pennsylvania and its claim to fame is the three day battle that took place here in July of 1863 that became the major turning point of the war. Many of the homes, inns and businesses in town still bear the battle scars of this bloody battle and nearly every location has some kind of spirit hanging around. We got to spend a couple days in this historic and quaint town and we are going to share the haunted locations outside of the battlefield on this episode. Join us for the history and haunts of Gettysburg! The Moment in Oddity features Snailfish and This Month in History features the Julian Calendar changing to the Gregorian Calendar in Britain.
Hogestown was a town settled in 1730 by a man named John Hogue and that is where it gets its name. Its first name was Sporting Green and today is part of Mechanicsburg in Pennsylvania. We ventured to this small historic settlement to investigate the Hogestown Church with an old friend of Diane’s, Robert Brandt aka Sarge, who is Vice President of the Cumberland County Historical Society. There definitely seems to be some unexplained activity going on at the church. Join us as we explore the history and investigate the haunting of the Hogestown Church! The Moment in Oddity features Angel Glow and This Month in History features MLB player Chappie Chapman dying after bring hit by a pitch.
Fayetteville, North Carolina was settled nearly 240 years ago and has witnessed much history in that time. The city has deep Scottish roots with pioneers immigrating from the Scottish Highlands. There are quite a few spirits here and we are going to take you along as we visit a few of them on our 2022 Road Trip. We also discuss a few of the highlights of that road trip through 10 states with our ultimate destination being Salem, Massachusetts. And did we bring something home with us? We share about a little possible ghostly visit in our home! The Moment in Oddity features Siphonophores and This Month in History features the launch of MTV.
The British Museum in London is a site to behold with over thirteen million objects in its vast collections from around the world. Over 17,000 people visit the 14-acre complex every single day, making it the most popular attraction in Great Britain. There is no doubt with the relics and other objects that are here, that a ghost or two might be hanging out due to attachments and such. And keeping in mind that some of these collections should probably be repatriated to their home countries, it’s no wonder that spirits may be at unrest. Join us as we explore the history, collections and hauntings at the British Museum! The Moment in Oddity features the Two Headed Boy of Bengal and This Month in History features the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s only death.
The first image we saw of this place featured this grande dame of a home at night with uplights illuminating the front. With its concave mansard roof and center three-and-a-half-story tower, we could imagine the Addams Family feeling right at home within the walls. For 200 years it’s sat above Newport, looming down over the Ohio River. Today, it is a music venue and place for the arts. Stories claim there are at least three spirits in this house. The city of Newport itself has ties to gangsters and a few other haunted places as well. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Southgate-Thompson House and Newport, Kentucky! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Mike Rogers and features The Leatherman and This Month in History features the discovery of Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The Ringwood Manor that stands today was constructed over a period of a hundred years and features a variety of architectural styles. This was a country estate for a number of industrialists who spent their summers in Passaic County, New Jersey. The Ringwood area was sacred to Native American people and one has to wonder if digging into the earth and pulling out resources from an area like this can cause supernatural activity. Is that why there are spirits here? Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Ringwood Manor! The Moment in Oddity features The Giant’s Playground and This Month in History features Hiram Bingham visiting Machu Picchu for the first time. Our location was suggested by Todd Bouverot.
The U.S. Military Academy West Point started out as a Revolutionary War-era fort that was commissioned by General George Washington. This would become the country’s first military academy and still is considered the elite military academy in America. Graduates from West Point joined forces in numerous wars to achieve victory, but also fought against each other during the Civil War. Unnatural sightings and unexplained occurrences have led to numerous ghost stories. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of West Point! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Mike Rogers and features Crakow Shoes and This Month in History features President Eisenhower starting presidential helicopter travel. Our location was suggested by Marco Coronigno.