Pleasing Terrors

Pleasing Terrors
Some Stories Were Never Meant to be Told

Oct 23, 2019 • 46 min
This is a story about a German fairytale and a brutal murder in northwestern Georgia. Suggested reading: The Corpsewood Manor Murders In North Georgia by Amy Petulla
Through A Glass Darkly
Sep 17, 2019 • 34 min
This a story about the Titanic, Victorian sex trafficking and a mummy’s curse.
Shadows of Savannah Part 2: The Dead Time
Aug 15, 2019 • 38 min
Haunted houses, midnight witchcraft and famous murder in historic Savannah, Georgia.
Shadows of Savannah (Part 1): Most Haunted
Feb 21, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode I visit some of Savanah’s most haunted locations. Suggested Reading: Haunted Savanah: America’s Most Spectral City by James Caskey Haunted Savannah by Georgia R. Byrd
True Ghosts
Aug 24, 2018 • 31 min
Harry Houdini and the Halloween Séance.
Creepy Door Room
Apr 24, 2018 • 30 min
An unexpected return to a very creepy place to do a very foolish thing.
In the Shadow of Oz
Apr 10, 2018 • 31 min
This episode features The Wizard of Oz, Greek mythology and a famous unsolved murder.
Mar 16, 2018 • 26 min
Episode 30: Resurrection delves into the history of Chicago’s most famous ghost: Resurrection Mary!
029: Invisible World Part 2 - Satan’s Kingdom
Dec 12, 2017 • 40 min
I am with Alyson Horrocks of The Strange and Unusual Podcast. It’s the evening of August 20th, 2017. We are in Danvers, MA which was previously known as Salem Village. We are visiting the Samuel Parris archeological site. Surrounded by a rail fence…
028: Strange Terrors
Oct 20, 2017 • 38 min
Alyson Horrocks from the Strange and Unusual Podcast took me on a tour of a historical site with a dark past. The site sits in a town called Danvers, but it was once Salem Village. This site was the culmination of a strange mix of religion,…
027: The Dark Path
Sep 29, 2017 • 40 min
The history of the Navajo goes back in time to the Four Corners region in Arizona. Where the spider grandmother spun a giant web and threw it into the night sky to create the stars. This area known as Canyon de Chelly is also known as the Canyon of…
026: Monster of the Deep
Sep 19, 2017 • 29 min
On November 20th, 1850 night watchman George Pollard Jr. makes his nightly rounds on the foggy Island of Nantucket, MA. An island once inhabited by proud tribes of Native Americans before the addition of the colonists. An island that was the whaling…
025: A Vampire’s Heart
Aug 18, 2017 • 37 min
Count Dracula’s story is one of many pieces; a story of a man and the secrets that are hidden inside his castle. Bram Stoker, the story’s author, is also a man of many secrets who constructed his own castle and built a fortress around his heart….
024: The Devil Inside
Jul 31, 2017 • 30 min
Chicago’s West 63rd Street Post Office was built in 1938 over the site of what its creator referred to as “The Castle”, and in 1902 an Ohio Daily News article called it Chicago’s Ghost Castle. Whatever you want to call it, this site was once…
023: Sins of the Father
Jul 24, 2017 • 43 min
The Heriot House in Georgetown, South Carolina was built in 1765. It is now the Harbor House Inn and there are many stories by visitors and Georgetown residents alike of seeing an image of a woman that looks like she doesn’t belong there. Is this…
022: Hell Broke Loose
Jul 7, 2017 • 32 min
In Austin, Texas in 1884 a female servant was killed in a gruesome ax murder. Feeble attempts were made to find the murderer, but to no avail. Soon a series of gruesome ax murders and attacks followed. Each one more horrific than the other, and the…
021: Hungry Spirits
Jun 2, 2017 • 24 min
In Native American folklore, there was a dark creature that possessed the mind and body of men, instilling within them a great hunger for human flesh. The Wendigo was feared by tribes throughout what is now North America and Canada as stories of…
020: True Horror
May 19, 2017 • 28 min
The Salisbury Plain is the name for the 300 miles of grasslands located in Wiltshire, England. Home to Stonehenge, a rich history, and a wide variety of plants and animals, the Salisbury Plain is one of the most famous locations in England. For the…
019: The Dark Séance Polka
May 2, 2017 • 27 min
The White House: In all it’s glory, from the immaculately-kept gardens to the walls hung with priceless art, is an icon of American history and power. Home to every President since 1800, the White House is seen as a safe haven for the President and…
018: The Place of the Dragon
Apr 14, 2017 • 23 min
Deep within the heart of New Jersey lies an untamed swath of trees and brush, long believed to be the home of the Jersey Devil itself. A horrifying creature with the head of a goat and the wings of a bat, the legend of the Jersey Devil has haunted the…
017: A Monster of Many Parts
Apr 4, 2017 • 25 min
Who can forget the classic tale of the mad scientist who creates a gorgeously gruesome Creature, only to become frightened and disgusted by his own creation? Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein is one of the most widely taught examples of Gothic…
016: True Crime
Mar 17, 2017 • 30 min
Fairy tales often teach an important moral lesson, hidden within the entertaining twists and turns of the story. The tale of Bluebeard, the rich man who keeps the bodies of his murdered wives locked behind the forbidden doors of the dungeon in his…
015: Condemned, Part Two - The Devil’s Hour
Feb 24, 2017 • 31 min
The time between three and four in the morning is said to be the hour when evil is at the height of it’s power — the time when the Devil ascends from Hell and ghosts haunt the land of the living. In part two of my experience of the Devil’s hour…
014: Condemned, Part One - Welcome to Hell
Feb 17, 2017 • 31 min
Nestled inside Charleston, South Carolina lives a menacing stone monstrosity, often called the most haunted building in America — The Old City Jail. The square upon which the Jail sits has been home to untold amounts of suffering and torture, making…
013: Place of Slaughter
Feb 3, 2017 • 28 min
The railroad tracks over the Tsavo river are flanked on either side with lush grasses. A picturesque river runs below, providing a calming base for the trains that rush from Uganda to Kenya and back again. During it’s construction, men from all over…
012: The Serpent’s Curse
Jan 13, 2017 • 23 min
Throughout history, disasters of astronomical proportions have taken place on one auspicious day — Friday the Thirteenth. Shipwrecks, tsunamis, raging forest fires, brutal murderers, and horrifying accidents have all claimed victims on a day that…
011: The Labyrinth Part 2 - The Hell Below
Dec 16, 2016 • 25 min
Underneath our world lies a twisting and complicated maze, a dark mass of underground caves, passageways, and secrets. In part two of our Labyrinth series, we delve into the explorations of Greg Newkirk into the heart of the Kentucky goblin mystery….
010: The Labyrinth Part 1 - Goblins
Dec 9, 2016 • 25 min
The brave Greek hero Theseus made a name for himself when he defeated the monstrous Minotaur and escaped the depths of the Labyrinth by mapping his path back to safety with a ball of red string. The story of the Kentucky Goblins is much like the…
009: The Mourner’s Curse
Nov 18, 2016 • 37 min
The stories of Charleston, South Carolina are composed of a tangled web of dreams and memories. They’ve been passed through historians, artists, writers, and tour guides, twisting into a new shape with each retelling. Deep within the historic city…
008: Shadows of Gotham
Nov 4, 2016 • 27 min
The city of dreams, the city that never sleeps, the city with streets paved with opportunities… for many of us, New York represents a glittering place where absolutely anything is possible. Yet for all its glamour and sparkle, there are dark secrets…
007 The Married One
Oct 21, 2016 • 21 min
The idyllic Fox Hollow Farm boasts of a basement-level swimming pool and sprawling acres of land. But all is not as it seems. A man creeps through the woods nearby, his legs transparent in the flashlight’s beam. There is an incessant knocking at the…
006: The Mountain of Madness
Oct 7, 2016 • 24 min
Mysteries are a rarity in our world. What used to be unexplainable is now quickly answered by the modern marvels of technology and science. So when a new mystery appears, we drive ourselves crazy searching for an explanation, haunted by what we…
005: Shadow of the Wolf
Sep 21, 2016 • 25 min
Werewolves have been portrayed in folklore, books, movies and television for centuries. Rageful howls under the full moon. Fangs, claws, fur, muscle and legend. Is it a monster? A ghost or a demon? Is it real? Historic folk tales about werewolves…
004: The Devil’s Business
Sep 7, 2016 • 28 min
A haunted house should loom out of the darkness, its windows boarded up, ghosts and dust as the only occupants. But horror dwells inside two beautifully decorated homes in the Benedict Canyon of Beverly Hills. While its name means “heaven”…
003: The Invitation
Aug 24, 2016 • 25 min
Wear garlic around your neck. Carry a wooden stake. Hang a crucifix on the wall, and never, ever, open the door for Dracula. The superstitions that were meant to protect our ancestors from vampires taught them the most important lesson of all: never…
002: Who Are You?
Aug 10, 2016 • 28 min
Early 19th-century America was a time for the pioneer, the robust adventurer who leaves the familiarity of home in search of fortune and success. One such man was John Bell, a farmer who settled in Adams, Tennessee with his family and slaves. Their…
001: Red Riding Hood & the Wolf
Aug 3, 2016 • 28 min
Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The young child in her bright red cloak who gets lost in the forest, only to be preyed upon and devoured by the big bad wolf. Red Riding Hood is freed from her fate by a passing Huntsman, who…