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343 - The Forts of Mobile Bay
Jul 2 • 30 min
Many people died at Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines in Alabama and that has lead to stories of apparitions and other paranormal activity. Fort Morgan is considered one of the most haunted locations in Alabama. Today, the forts are historic sites that can be…
342 - Mad Doctor McDowell and His Medical College
Jun 25 • 32 min
Stories connected to the McDowell Medical College cover all the bases for a good ghost tale. There was the unusual construction of the building, medical experiments, grave robbing, mental illness, Spiritualism, a Civil War prison and lots of death. The…
341 - Mass Murder at Taliesin
Jun 18 • 34 min
Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most celebrated architects in America and he was a true architectural visionary. Most people know the successes, but not many know about a mass murder that has left one of his personal homes, Taliesin, possibly haunted.…
340 - The Exchange Hotel
Jun 11 • 82 min
The Exchange Hotel started out as a tavern along the railroad tracks in the quaint town of Gordonsville in Virginia. This became a hospital during the Civil War. It has a reputation for being haunted. Join us, some of our Spooktacular Crew and Daryl…
339 - Ohio University
Jun 4 • 36 min
Ohio University in Athens, Ohio has been open for over 200 years and today has over 28,000 students enrolled. The university is the home of the Bobcats and apparently, quite a few ghosts. There are few buildings on the campus that don’t have some kind of…
338 - Old Tailem Town
May 28 • 41 min
Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village is a unique, man-made village in Tailem Bend that is a compilation of buildings, old cars, antiques and artifacts. Spiritual energy radiates from the buildings and many visitors have stories of unexplained experiences. Join…
337 - French Lick and West Baden Springs Resorts
May 21 • 52 min
The French Lick Springs Resort is gorgeous and the West Baden Springs Resort was once considered one of the eighth wonders of the world. Both of these resorts shared mineral springs that were believed to have healing qualities and they both are considered…
336 - Haunted Manitou Springs
May 14 • 43 min
Native Americans believed Manitou Springs was a spiritual portal. There are so many interesting legends and ghost stories connected to the town that it’s hard not to believe that they might have been right. Join us as we explore the history and haunts of…
335 - St. Albans Sanatorium
May 7 • 68 min
St. Albans Sanatorium has so much paranormal activity that many refer to this as one of the most haunted places on the East Coast. Join us, and our listener Whitney Zahar, as we delve into the history and haunts of the St. Albans Sanatorium! The Moment in…
334 - The Murder and Hauntings of Helene Knabe
Apr 30 • 40 min
Helene Knabe was ahead of her time. She was murdered and to this day, the identity of her killer is a mystery. And that may be why her spirit is at unrest. Join us as we share about the history of the Delaware Flats, the Anthaneum and the life of this…
333 - Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Apr 23 • 60 min
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was a place of immense sadness that was for many years home to the mentally ill and other unfortunate souls. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. The Moment in Oddity…
332 - Spirits of the Spanish Flu
Apr 16 • 40 min
We are now living through an unprecedented moment in history with the Covid-19 Pandemic. There have been many of these pandemics in recent human history and one of the worst was the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1819. This form of influenza was believed to have…
HGB Haunted Circus Mini-Series, Ep. 4 : Ringlings in Florida
Apr 9 • 72 min
John Ringling would be the final surviving brother of the five who built the circus. He would build his mansion in Sarasota and call it Ca’d’Zan. John would also build a museum for his art collection. This whole complex would eventually house the Circus…
HGB Haunted Circus Mini-Series, Ep. 3: Ringlings in Wisconsin
Apr 2 • 82 min
The Ringling Bros. Circus would start as a basic dog-and-pony show and grow into the most famous circus in the world. The eldest brother that lead the family down this path was Albert and he built his gorgeous mansion in Baraboo that is now a museum, bed…
HGB Haunted Circus Mini-Series, Ep. 2 - The Performers
Mar 26 • 80 min
On this second episode in our series on the Haunted Circus, we are going to feature the circus family, the performers. We’ll talk about the lives of some of the more popular circus performers and the different acts that became world famous. As you learned…
HGB Haunted Circus Mini-Series, Ep. 1 - History of the Circus
Mar 19 • 66 min
This is our first episode of a four episode mini-series on the Haunted Circus. Join us on this first episode in the Haunted Circus Mini-series as we cover an overview of the history of the circus and discuss one of the biggest tragedies in circus history,…
331 - Greenwich Village
Mar 12 • 78 min
Greenwich Village is on the island of Manhattan in New York City. There is so much history here from Revolutionary War to speakeasies to the Gay Rights Movement. And there are so many ghost stories here! Join us as we share the history and hauntings of…
330 - Starvation Heights
Mar 5 • 49 min
This episode is a haunted true crime! Lots of people try fad diets. The one Linda Hazzard offered, killed people. Imagine a serial killer who is paid to do their killing. How could there not be hauntings connected to this? Join us as we discuss the…
329 - Pittock Mansion Museum
Feb 27 • 39 min
Portland would start as a pioneer town in the state of Oregon and one of the early families to make a mark on the city were the Pittocks. They would use some of their wealth to build a chateau up on a hill overlooking the city. Today, it is a museum and…
328 - Victor, Colorado
Feb 20 • 54 min
Victor is a historic mining district where one can still find a room in a historic hotel and do a little gambling in a nearby town. And just like so many mining towns, there are reputedly ghosts here as well. Diane’s mom, Annette Student, will be joining…
327 - Yellowstone National Park
Feb 13 • 58 min
Yellowstone National Park was the first ever American National Park. The park stretches over three states and two million acres. There are geothermal wonders, wild animals, rustic architecture and hundreds of ghost stories. Yellowstone is probably the…
326 - Legends of India
Feb 6 • 56 min
The country of India is a place with beautiful structures and gorgeous mountain settings, but also caste systems. This is a place of mystique and enlightened religious beliefs and many people living here harbor superstitions and beliefs about possession…
325 - Roswell, Georgia
Jan 30 • 55 min
In October of 2019, we met up with some listeners in the town of Roswell, Georgia and took a ghost tour. This is a charming Southern town. The spiritual residue is thick not only from battles, but Roswell sits alongside a deep gorge and fault line. Does…
324 - Hammond Castle
Jan 23 • 42 min
Hammond Castle is a medieval-style castle found in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The interesting decor reflects the eclectic spirit of the man who lived here, but it may also still be holding on to that spirit. The ghost of Hammond is said to roam his former…
323 - Kangaroo Island
Jan 16 • 45 min
Kangaroo Island is a beautiful place and is one of Australia’s largest islands. There is a rich history here incorporating both the Aboriginal people, the settlers who made this their home and the treacherous waters that surround the island. All of these…
322 - New Orleans Brothels
Jan 9 • 53 min
Storyville was about two things: women and music. This area was a famous red-light district in New Orleans that would give birth to jazz. New Orleans brothels have a long history and some have ghost stories attached. Join us as we explore the history and…
321 - Malvern Manor
Jan 2 • 78 min
Malvern Manor is reputedly one of the most haunted buildings in America. This was a former hotel that became a place for the discarded people of society. Could this be why this place has so many spirits locked inside of it today? We got to take a tour of…
320 - General Dodge House
Dec 26, 2019 • 66 min
We visited and investigated several haunted locations while in Iowa and the General Dodge House is one of them. This is one of the most beautiful Victorians I have ever seen. While people probably expect to find interesting accoutrements and antiques…
319 - Yule
Dec 19, 2019 • 49 min
We mentioned Yule briefly in the History Goes Bump Christmas Special in 2015, but we’ve never just focused on this set of beliefs, practices and traditions. On this episode we are going to peer into the darkness to find the light that will lead us into…
318 - Haunted Ashland, Virginia
Dec 12, 2019 • 65 min
Ashland was a strategic location during the Civil War. Ashland found itself a host to battles and the wounded. With this kind of history, hauntings are sure to follow. Listener and Executive Producer Whitney Zahar has joined us on other episodes and she…
317 - Legend of Elementals
Dec 5, 2019 • 65 min
Elementals show up in a variety of places from books to comics to legends of old. Is there any possibility that these mythic beings did actually or could actually exist? On this episode, we explore the history, stories and possibilities of Elementals. The…
316 - Investigation of the St. Augustine Lighthouse
Nov 27, 2019 • 76 min
I’ve visited this location many times, but this would be Kelly’s first visit and this would be the first time I would conduct an official investigation here. Did we find ghosts? Join Kelly and I as we share the investigation of the St. Augustine…
315 - The Menger Hotel
Nov 21, 2019 • 37 min
San Antonio is one of my favorite cities not only for its amazing history, but it is full of haunts. One of those haunted places is right next to the Alamo and boasts over thirty ghosts. This is the Menger Hotel, one of the most haunted hotels in the…
314 - Haunted Churches of York
Nov 14, 2019 • 36 min
York, England is a place full of haunted locations with a vast history stretching back centuries. There are those who claim that York is the most haunted city in the world. Join me as I share the history of York and the haunting of her churches! The…
313 - Haunted Lawrenceville, Georgia
Nov 7, 2019 • 45 min
Lawrenceville is a quaint town about forty minutes outside of Atlanta. The historic downtown is full of storefront restaurants and shops. One would not think that this city has a paranormal essence to it, but as we found while taking a ghost tour, there…
HGB Halloween Special 2019
Oct 31, 2019 • 99 min
Kelly joins me on this Halloween Special for 2019 and we share an overview of the history of paranormal television in the United States. This won’t be exhaustive, but will touch on our favorites. Then we are joined by author Kevin Killen to discuss his…
312 - Haunted Cemeteries 15
Oct 24, 2019 • 50 min
Cemeteries are all unique and there are many varieties from classic Victorian garden cemeteries to forgotten and overgrown burial grounds for criminals. And many of them have tales of ghosts and other legends. Join me as I share about Bass Cemetery in…
311 - Winecoff Hotel
Oct 17, 2019 • 38 min
The Ellis was once the Winecoff Hotel and it once dwarfed the other buildings. A devastating fire would kill over a hundred people in what has been dubbed the worst hotel fire in American history. Join me as I share the history and hauntings of the…
310 - Investigation of the Villisca Ax Murder House
Oct 10, 2019 • 80 min
In a quiet neighborhood, just a few blocks away from Villisca’s downtown, stands a very ordinary looking white frame house. I never imagined that I would eventually visit and tour the house, much less spend an evening sleeping inside. Join myself, Kelly…
309 - The McInteer Villa
Oct 3, 2019 • 52 min
The McInteer Villa began as a grand home for the McInteer family and over the last century it has been a place of comfort for many people. Through that time, it has not only been a place for the living, but also for, the dead. Join me and the owners of…
HGB Anniversary Show 2019
Oct 1, 2019 • 40 min
History Goes Bump turns 5 today! We’ve produced 350 episodes with over 4 million downloads and entertained while educating. But HGB isn’t just about the production. It’s about the community of listeners. So, as we’ve done for the last three anniversary…
308 - Investigation of the Squirrel Cage Jail
Sep 26, 2019 • 88 min
The Squirrel Cage Jail is very unassuming. No one would really know there was a jail inside. This was the inaugural ghost hunt hosted by History Goes Bump and seven listeners joined myself and Kelly as we searched for communication with something from…
307 - History of Witch Hunts
Sep 12, 2019 • 64 min
On this episode, I present a brief overview of the history of witch hunts starting with the early Biblical accounts of witches to the hysteria of the European and American witch hunts of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries and beyond. People were left dead…
306 - Haunted Cemeteries 14
Aug 29, 2019 • 51 min
Join me as we explore Elkhart Cemetery in Illinois, Dawson Cemetery in New Mexico, Lone Fir Cemetery in Oregon, Spider Gate Cemetery in Massachusetts and Oakwood Cemetery in Texas! Moment in Oddity features the Mysterious Stone Monuments of Markawasi,…
305 - The Black Dahlia Murder House
Aug 15, 2019 • 51 min
The “Black Dahlia Murder House” is actually the John Sowden House. The man I believe killed Elizabeth Short lived here for a time and I believe he committed murders there. This has lead to hauntings. Join me as I explore the murder of the Black Dahlia,…
304 - Of Jail Riots, Ghosts and the Penitentiary of New Mexico
Aug 1, 2019 • 43 min
The Penitentiary of New Mexico has the dubious distinction of being the site of the worst prison riot in American history. What ensued during that riot, left behind a residue just begging to feed negative spiritual energy. There are those who claim the…
303 - Keg Mansion Steakhouse
Jul 18, 2019 • 40 min
Keg Mansion Steakhouse in Toronto, Canada is considered Canada’s most infamous and haunted restaurant. For many years, it was a home to some very well-known Torontonians. Several family members died here as well as a staff member. Many have claimed to…
302 - Mineral Springs Hotel
Jul 11, 2019 • 67 min
The Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, Illinois was a grand hotel that has faded and now houses shops and possibly spirits. This is said to be one of the most haunted locations in Alton and on this episode we share its stories as we venture into every nook…
301 - McPike Mansion
Jul 4, 2019 • 73 min
Many consider Alton, Illinois to be one of the most haunted little towns in America. One of its haunted locations is the McPike Mansion. On this episode, Diane is joined by Kelly and they share their experiences and also share the experiences of listener…
300 - It’s A Haunted Gay Life
Jun 20, 2019 • 113 min
This episode is going to be a little different and why shouldn’t it be since this is officially HGB’s 300th episode! On this episode, I will present here for your listening pleasure a bit of gay history that has hauntings connected to it. And then, my top…
299 - Haunted Cemeteries 13
Jun 6, 2019 • 53 min
On this episode, we’ll explore graveyards in New Hampshire, Florida, Colorado, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Georgia. Join me for Haunted Cemeteries 13! The Moment in Oddity features giant skeletons found in Lake Okeechobee and This Month in History…
Stones and Bones 10 - Normandy American Cemetery
Jun 6, 2019 • 16 min
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. The Americans needed a place to bury their dead during World War II and this was the first American cemetery established on European soil during that war. There are over…
298 - Haunted Ybor City
May 23, 2019 • 49 min
Ybor City was the “Wild West of the South?” This neighborhood just outside of Tampa, Florida has an amazing history, which has led to some interesting haunts. Join me as I explore the history and hauntings of Ybor City. The Moment in Oddity features The…
297 - St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
May 9, 2019 • 57 min
St. John’s is one of the oldest cities in North America and is found in Newfoundland and Labrador on the coast of Canada. St. John’s is said to be the most haunted city in Canada. There are numerous historic locations here with a haunted reputation and we…
296 - The Battle of Passchendaele
Apr 25, 2019 • 38 min
The Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium during World War I would be one of the bloodiest of the war, killing half a million men. The weather and mud at the field would contribute to dealing that heavy blow. Battlefields of all kinds seem to be epicenters…
295 - Haunted Derby Street in Salem, Massachusetts
Apr 11, 2019 • 48 min
Long before America was America, there was Salem. The town was a successful and busy port city, but it would become an infamous location that still causes a chill to run down our spines at the mere mention of its name. On this episode, we are going to…
294 - Dover Castle
Mar 28, 2019 • 45 min
Dover Castle stands on the White Cliffs of Dover in Britain. This is the largest castle in the country and has been around since the 12th century. The castle saw wars that were revolutionary, civil, Napoleonic and great. Today, it is a tourist destination…
293 - Kentucky Caves and the Trickster
Mar 14, 2019 • 63 min
Join me as I explore the history and hauntings of Kentucky’s caves like Mega Cavern and Mammoth Cave and the Trickster who may be playing within them. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Kayla Buss and features the Giant Penguin in Clearwater and This…
292 - Aradale Asylum in Australia
Feb 28, 2019 • 46 min
The Aradale Asylum would be home for the mentally ill for over a century and would feature conditions and treatments similar to other asylums around the world. This location is thought to be one of the most haunted in Australia! Join me as I explore the…
291 - Jackson Square in New Orleans
Feb 14, 2019 • 46 min
Jackson Square is a magnet for visitors to New Orleans. New Orleans is considered one of the most haunted cities in the world, so it should come as no surprise that this iconic area of this historic city is home to many ghosts stories. Join me as I…
290 - Return to the Queen Mary
Jan 31, 2019 • 55 min
We first featured The Queen Mary all the way back on episode 13 in November of 2014. I had the opportunity to visit this magnificent ship recently (January 2019) and so on this episode, we revisit the history and hauntings and share our own experiences…
289 - The Colosseum
Jan 17, 2019 • 41 min
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy was an architectural marvel, but also a place of immense human and animal suffering. Tales of hauntings are rampant and this structure is said to be one of the most haunted locations in all of Italy. Join me as I explore the…
288 - The Tutwiler Hotel
Jan 3, 2019 • 44 min
The Tutwiler Hotel was built in a grandiose style to attract the steel industry to come to town for conventions. The city felt the loss of the hotel when it was demolished, but the former historic luxury Ridgely Apartments were reopened as the new…
287 - The House of the Seven Gables
Dec 20, 2018 • 35 min
The House of the Seven Gables is a gothic novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne featuring a real home in Salem, Massachusetts that he knew well. The story has ghosts as some of the characters and that seems true to life since there are many people who…
286 - Culloden Battlefield
Dec 13, 2018 • 44 min
The Battlefield of Culloden is found in the Scottish village of Culloden. The battlefield was the scene of the Battle of Culloden that would be the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Causalities were high leading to paranormal activity…
285 - Pennhurst State School and Hospital
Dec 6, 2018 • 59 min
Pennhurst State School and Hospital is a location deemed to be one of the most haunted and with its history, there is no wonder. Decades of abuse and experimentation were perpetuated on children who for all intents and purposes were left abandoned to a…
284 - Squirrel Cage Jail
Nov 29, 2018 • 37 min
The Squirrel Cage Jail was built here in Council Bluffs in 1885. This jail has one of the most unique designs of any jail I have ever researched. This prison had a long run, being used until 1969. Today, it offers tours giving a glimpse into penal history…
283 - Haunted Cemeteries 12
Nov 22, 2018 • 43 min
On this episode, we are going to explore cemeteries in Erie, Pennsylvania, cemeteries in Iowa, Odd Fellows Rest in New Orleans and Riverside Cemetery in Asheville. Join me on this journey through the history and haunts of these graveyards! The Moment in…
282 - The Great Wall of China
Nov 15, 2018 • 41 min
The Great Wall of China took hundreds of years and millions of workers to build. Thousands lost their lives near this wall. Millions of visitors come to see this man-made wonder every year and some of them experience something they cannot explain. Moment…
281 - Duff Green Mansion
Nov 8, 2018 • 28 min
Vicksburg was the scene of the Siege of Vicksburg.. Just prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, Duff Green built his mansion and the Bed and Breakfast still carries his name today. Spirits of the family members seem to have stayed on her in the…
HGB Halloween Special 2018
Oct 31, 2018 • 87 min
The annual HGB Halloween Special is here featuring paranormal experiences by fellow listeners. We have many spine-tingling tales that will cause the casual skeptic to take notice. And since this is a history podcast, you just know we needed to add in a…
280 - The Legend of the Hitchhiking Ghost
Oct 25, 2018 • 49 min
Roadside apparitions have been witnessed by thousands of motorists and there seems to be a legend of a hitchhiking ghost in every state in America. In this episode, I touch on several of those legends, including North Carolina’s Lydia, The Parkway Phantom…
279 - Ferry Plantation House and the Virginia Witch
Oct 18, 2018 • 51 min
Grace Sherwood was accused of practicing witchcraft and her trial took place on the site of the plantation. The home that stands here has a reputation for being haunted, very haunted. Listener Whitney Zahar joins me to discuss the life of Grace Sherwood…
278 - Edinburgh Vaults
Oct 11, 2018 • 35 min
The South Bridge in Edinburgh has chambers beneath its 19 arches that are known today as the Edinburgh Vaults. Because of some of the illegal activity and the living conditions in the vaults, they are reputedly the most haunted site in Scotland. Join me…
277 - Iron Island Museum
Oct 4, 2018 • 34 min
The Iron Island Museum showcases the charming and proud history of the Lovejoy neighborhood in Buffalo. The memorabilia is a sight to see and the place is crammed so full, it takes several hours to enjoy it all. And perhaps this is why the place is so…
HGB Anniversary Special 2018
Oct 1, 2018 • 44 min
The History Goes Bump Podcast celebrates its four year anniversary today! We’ve explored a couple hundred haunted locations, looked at the lives and afterlives of several famous people, marveled at legends, shared road trips and hosted specials. And there…
276 - Schenck Mansion Bed and Breakfast
Sep 27, 2018 • 27 min
The Schenck Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn is a two story Second Empire-style mansion with over 8,000 square feet of living space and is furnished with antique and reproduction furniture. It also is reputedly is quite haunted. Join me as I explore the…
275 - Haunted Flagstaff
Sep 20, 2018 • 67 min
Flagstaff, Arizona has some cool haunted locations! In this episode, Susan Johnson of Freaky Flagstaff Foottours joins me to talk about the Hotel Weatherford, the Hotel Monte Vista, the Flagstaff Public Library and a horrific true crime story about the…
274 - The Goldfield Hotel
Sep 13, 2018 • 28 min
Goldfield, Nevada was once a boom town and this was when The Goldfield Hotel was built. It’s been closed to guests for 70 years, but it seems that there are still some souls here. The hotel is reputedly quite haunted. Join me as I explore the history and…
273 - Haunted Cemeteries 11
Sep 6, 2018 • 35 min
It would seem that a fraction of the cemeteries located around the world, really may harbor more than just the bones of the dead. On this episode we will look at the history and hauntings of two cemeteries in North Dakota, Dartford Cemetery in Wisconsin,…
272 - Cincinnati Music Hall
Aug 30, 2018 • 32 min
One of the most recognizable buildings in Cincinnati is its music hall. This site itself has been home to other uses that include an asylum, an orphanage, a potter’s field and there were other nearby cemeteries from which the bodies were not removed. Join…
271 - Belle Grove Plantation
Aug 23, 2018 • 37 min
Belle Grove Plantation is an estate and plantation house dating back into the 18th century that has witnessed over 300 years of history and reputedly has up to 23 spirits wandering its halls. Join me as I explore the history and hauntings of Belle Grove…
270 - Haunted Castles of Denmark
Aug 16, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, I feature 3 haunted castles in Denmark. Voregaard Castle is one of the most well preserved castles dating back to the Renaissance. Kronburg Castle was made famous by Hamlet and has a few ghosts of its own. Dragsholm Castle is reputedly…
269 - Haunted Cemeteries 10
Aug 1, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode, I feature four cemeteries that have reports of paranormal activity. these are Waverly Hall cemetery in Georgia, El Campo Santo Cemetery in San Diego, Bayview Cemetery in Bellingham, Washington and Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans. Join me…
268 - Hauntings of the Cumberlands
Jul 26, 2018 • 70 min
Williamsburg, Kentucky is said to be the “Gateway to the Cumberlands.” On this episode, Jamie Wolfe shares many legends and ghost stories from the Williamsburg and Cumberland Gap area in Kentucky that include University of the Cumberlands, Highland…
267 - Fort Mifflin
Jul 19, 2018 • 59 min
The British commissioned the Fort Mifflin in 1771. The fort would witness the greatest sea battle of the Revolutionary War. Hundreds lost their lives here during that war. There are many stories of a variety of ghosts walking among the casements and…
266 - Colonial Williamsburg
Jul 12, 2018 • 42 min
Colonial Williamsburg is part of America’s historic triangle. Today, it is a historic area that features a look back into the America of colonial times just as the struggle for independence was sparking. Many of the historic buildings have ghost stories…
265 - Legends of Taiwan
Jul 5, 2018 • 58 min
The island of Taiwan has been over the years by the Dutch, Spanish, Japanese and the Chinese. This is a land of indigenous groups that each seem to have their own mythical story of origin and there are many haunted locations. Join myself and listener…
264 - Stories and Haunts of Asbury Park
Jun 28, 2018 • 70 min
This episode is in honor of Pride Month and features gay hotspot Asbury Park in New Jersey. Listener Melissa Edwards shares great stories and haunts of this historic Jersey Shore town that include a fiery luxury liner, shark attacks and haunted houses.…
263 - Holy Cross Abbey
Jun 20, 2018 • 69 min
The Holy Cross Abbey is located in Canon City, Colorado. This location has been the scene of many suicides and other deaths and it seems that this has led to haunting activity. I am joined on this episode by Dennis Batchelor of Simply Ghosts, our listener…
262 - Return to Charleston’s Old City Jail
Jun 14, 2018 • 50 min
On this episode, I’m going to review several places we visited in Charleston and some of the ghost stories that permeate the very essence of this city. Join me as I return to Charleston and more specifically, return to the Old City Jail, and this time I…
261 - Old Slave House
Jun 7, 2018 • 30 min
The Old Slave House has a horrifiying history including brutalized slaves and an operation known as the Reverse Underground Railroad that thwarted the work of the Underground Railroad. This has led to hauntings. The Moment in Oddity features Cora and the…
260 - Haunted Islands of Maine
May 31, 2018 • 60 min
There are 4600 islands off the coast of Maine. Some of them have haunting tales connected to them. I am joined by listener Katrina Ray-Saulis. Join us as we explore the Haunted Islands of Maine! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Susan Elizabeth…
259 - Melbourne’s Princess Theater
May 24, 2018 • 34 min
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria. One of the historical buildings here is The Princess Theater. Theaters are ripe for hauntings and this one has a famous ghost. Join me as I share the history and hauntings of Melbourne’s Princess Theater! The Moment…
258 - Haunted Skagway
May 17, 2018 • 32 min
Skagway has a wild history due to its location during the Klondike Gold Rush. The Red Onion Saloon was a bar and a high class brothel and is reputedly haunted. The Golden North Hotel plays host to two apparitions. There are several other buildings that…
257 - Waverly Hills Sanatorium
May 10, 2018 • 51 min
TB was a horrible disease where people literally wasted away before their family’s eyes. One of the nicer locations built to help people with TB was Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. A group of us visited and toured Waverly and we had some…
256 - Haunted Cemeteries 9
May 3, 2018 • 41 min
On this episode,we feature three haunted cemeteries: Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, Howard Street Cemetery in Salem and Lonesome Hill Cemetery in Missouri. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by listener Cheryl Smail Kell and features the “Most Beautiful…
255 - The Mermaid Inn
Apr 26, 2018 • 31 min
In the town of Rye, one will find the historic Mermaid Inn. The original building no longer stands, but the current building dates back more than 600 years. There are secret passages and stories of smugglers. Today, it is a pub and inn with quite a few…
254 - Old Town Spring
Apr 19, 2018 • 71 min
Old Town Spring started as a railroad boomtown in the mid-1800s and today, it is a quaint shopping district full of historic buildings brought in from other towns. Each shop seems to have its own story of hauntings. Listener Dolly Ruther joins us to share…
253 - Yom HaShoah and the Nazi Death Camps
Apr 12, 2018 • 41 min
Yom HaShoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Concentration camps were built in several areas of Europe to accomplish what the Nazis referred to as “The Final Solution.” Could some of these locations be haunted because of the suffering and death that took…
252 - Brookdale Lodge
Apr 5, 2018 • 48 min
One of the most well-known locations in Santa Cruz is the Brookdale Lodge. There is reputedly quite a bit of activity here. On this episode, our listener and Executive Producer Sasha Wolfe, interviews the members of Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters to talk about…
251 - Fort Leavenworth
Mar 29, 2018 • 35 min
Fort Leavenworth is the oldest permanent settlement in Kansas and is the oldest active United States Army post west of Washington, D.C. The fort is one of the most haunted locations in Kansas. Several of the properties have unexplained activity. Join us…
250 - Himeji Castle
Mar 22, 2018 • 35 min
Himeji Castle is the largest castle in Japan. The magnificent structure sits at the top of Himeyama.Today, the castle is the most visited castle in Japan and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site is also considered to be one of the most haunted…
249 - Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design
Mar 15, 2018 • 42 min
The Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society treated patients suffering from tuberculosis. When TB was no longer a threat, the property was opened as the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. There have been many reports of supernatural activity on the…
248 - Legends of Venice
Mar 8, 2018 • 38 min
Join us as we share a brief history of Venice and its legends and hauntings! The Moment in Oddity features the cursed Black Angel statue and was suggested by listener Elizabeth (Quoylette on Twitter)and This Month in History features the birth of William…
247 - Western Carolina University
Mar 1, 2018 • 60 min
Western Carolina University is located in Cullowhee, North Carolina. As is the case with so many universities, it has seen its measure of death.This has left a spiritual residue in several of the buildings on campus. Our listener Sarah Hollingsworth joins…
246 - Carnton Plantation
Feb 22, 2018 • 37 min
Franklin was a small town in Tennessee when the Civil War erupted. The war would bring the deadly Battle of Franklin to the city. Carnton Plantation was witness to this battle. The plantation would serve as field hospital and host much death and pain. For…
245 - Haunted Cemeteries 8
Feb 15, 2018 • 43 min
Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Bee Spring Cemetery in Tennessee, Hart Island Cemetery in the Bronx, Old Berkeley Cemetery in Virginia and La Noria Cemetery in Chile. The Moment in Oddity features the disappearance of Bermeja Island and…
244 - Bonanzaville
Feb 8, 2018 • 48 min
On 12 acres in West Fargo, North Dakota sits a treasure chest of historic buildings and artifacts known as Bonanzaville. This is a pioneer village and museum that is home to 43 historic buildings and over 400,000 artifacts. Several of the buildings are…
243 - Sorrel-Weed House
Feb 1, 2018 • 64 min
The Sorrel-Weed House has been through many changes in its 175+ years. After starting as an Antebellum mansion it served as a store that found the outside of the house completely changed, then it was apartments and finally is a museum today. The house was…
242 - Rotherwood Mansion
Jan 25, 2018 • 36 min
Rotherwood Mansion is known as the House of Terror and Sadness. Today, it is a private residence where the inhabitants seem to live in peace. This home was once one of the largest slave plantations in Eastern Tennessee where life for slaves was…
241 - Baker Mansion
Jan 18, 2018 • 89 min
The Baker Family moved to Altoona, Pennsylvania in the 1830s and grew a successful iron-making business. He built the family a mansion in Altoona, known as the Baker Mansion. The home remained with the family for decades and most of them died in the…
240 - Yosemite National Park
Jan 11, 2018 • 34 min
Yosemite National Park was one of the first parks designated for special protection by the National Park Service. The park covers an area of 747,956 acres in the Western Sierra Nevada of Northern California. Known for it’s granite cliffs, waterfalls,…
239 - Keith-Albee Theater
Jan 4, 2018 • 20 min
The Keith-Albee Theater in Huntington, West Virginia was a part of a national chain of theaters that hosted vaudeville shows and then eventually converted to motion picture theaters. This theater has survived and has been refurbished to its former glory.…
238 - Emlen Physick Estate
Dec 28, 2017 • 54 min
Cape May in New Jersey is considered to be America’s oldest seaside resort and while the word “cape” is part of its name, Cape May is actually an island. Dr. Emlen Physick, Jr. built his home on Cape May at the age of 21 and he spent his entire life…
Christmas Eve Live 2017
Dec 25, 2017 • 66 min
Every Christmas Eve we follow the tradition of telling scary ghost stories around the fire. This is the audio from our live stream, unedited and lots of fun! So if you weren’t able to join us at Facebook or YouTube for the live stream, you haven’t missed…
237 - Gettysburg College
Dec 21, 2017 • 45 min
Gettysburg is a town in Pennsylvania that is well known for its haunts. One location that is overshadowed by the Gettysburg Battlefield, but which seems to be just as haunted, is Gettysburg College. The college was founded before the Civil War in 1832.…
236 - Haunted Cemeteries 7
Dec 14, 2017 • 39 min
The final resting places we are covering in this haunted cemeteries episode are all very different. The Waldheim Cemetery is a large conglomeration of several cemeteries within one. La Recoleta Cemetery is a graveyard that Denise has visited in Buenos…
235 - Manresa Castle
Dec 7, 2017 • 36 min
Port Townsend claims to be one of the coolest small towns in America. One of the prominent families in Port Townsend were the Eisenbeis and they built their home in 1892 in the style of a castle that is today known as Manresa Castle. This is a hotel,…
234 - Haunted Calico
Nov 30, 2017 • 24 min
The Calico Mountains rise out of the Mojave Desert, painted in a variety of colors, which is how they got their name. They are home to Calico, a ghost town that was once a thriving mining town. Today, it is a tourist attraction that seems to still be home…
233 - Haunted Cemeteries 6
Nov 24, 2017 • 54 min
On this episode, we have three cemeteries that we will be visiting. The first is Woodlawn Cemetery in Sandy Creek, New York. Then we venture to Ohio and visit Chestnut Grove Cemetery. And finally we head to one of the most haunted cemeteries in America…
232 - Saltair Resort
Nov 18, 2017 • 55 min
The Saltair Resort has three separate incarnations and seems to have been plagued with a curse. The first two Saltair resorts were destroyed by fire and the third has suffered flooding. This originally was similar in style to Coney Island. Tragedy has…
231 - Haunted Whitby, Ontario
Nov 12, 2017 • 65 min
Whitby, Ontario was home to Camp 30, a former school for delinquent boys and a World War II prisoner-of-war camp that housed Nazis. This has left behind some spiritual residue. Abuses and deaths here seem to have led to hauntings. The Centennial Building…
230 - Legends of Malaysia
Nov 5, 2017 • 102 min
There are many legends of ghouls, ghosts and creatures in Malaysia. Some of these are similar to ones discussed in our Legends of Indonesia episode. We are joined on this episode by our listener Courtney Weaver and her students Siti Nur Waheedah Binti Mat…
HGB Halloween Special 2017
Oct 30, 2017 • 104 min
Happy Halloween you Spooktacular People! This is our fourth Halloween Special and we have it packed with chills featuring your real life supernatural experiences! Collin, Steven and Emily share their experiences themselves and Denise and Diane read the…
229 - Haunted Cemeteries 5
Oct 26, 2017 • 43 min
The three cemeteries we are featuring in this episode are some of the most well known cemeteries in the world. Each are favorite spots for taphophiles. Hollywood Forever has become the final resting place for a plethora of deceased celebrities.…
228 - Poasttown Elementary
Oct 21, 2017 • 63 min
Poasttown Elementary School was dedicated in 1937 in Middletown, Ohio. Prior to the school, there was a train wreck with casualties. There was no hospital close by, so the field where the school now exists was set up as a triage center. Many believe that…
227 - Hinsdale House
Oct 16, 2017 • 47 min
The Hinsdale House has a mysterious history and unexplained paranormal activity that eventually led to an exorcism being performed. Many families have tried to live in the house, but not many have stayed. The experiences of one of those families, the…
226 - Legend of Lilith
Oct 11, 2017 • 38 min
Lilith is an enigma. Did she ever actually exist? If she was a mythological character, which description of her is accurate? Was she just the shunned first wife of Adam? Was she a demon hellbent on killing babies? Was she a demon in the form of a…
225 - Asylum 49
Oct 6, 2017 • 48 min
Over seventy years ago, the Tooele Valley Hospital was built for citizens and military members stationed there. It was closed in 2002 and is now the home for Asylum 49, a haunted house attraction. When the owners of Asylum 49 bought the property, they had…
HGB Anniversary Special 3
Sep 30, 2017 • 87 min
On this episode, we celebrate our three year anniversary. It’s been a wonderful journey! We have some new rewards for Executive Producers, which means more great stuff for them and we announce those changes on this episode. Last year, we held our first…
224 - Haunted Cemeteries 4
Sep 29, 2017 • 79 min
Many cemeteries have been designed to serve as parks. They have many features that we would find in large public parks like statuary, stone architecture, large trees, lush landscaping and beautiful flowers. For taphophiles, cemeteries offer a place of…
223 - Old Idaho State Penitentiary
Sep 23, 2017 • 55 min
The Old Idaho State Penitentiary was in use for over a hundred years and had more than 13,000 prisoners pass through the gates. All variety of criminals were housed here and many were executed on the gallows. Negative energy seems to have absorbed into…
222 - Culbertson Mansion
Sep 17, 2017 • 43 min
William S. Culbertson was once one of the wealthiest men in the state of Indiana. It was in the city of New Albany that he built his dream home, the Culbertson Mansion. Today, it is a state historic site that offers tours. William had three wives and one…
221 - Jerome Grand Hotel
Sep 11, 2017 • 29 min
The city of Jerome in Arizona sits perched above the beautiful Verde Valley. This community was once was considered the “Wickedest City in the West.” Thousands made the town their home and a hospital was needed for all these people. This is what the…
220 - Kentucky State Penitentiary
Sep 5, 2017 • 56 min
The Kentucky State Penitentiary is known as the “Castle on the Cumberland.” The prison officially opened in 1889. The worst of the worst have found their way to this place and male death row inmates have been housed here. And since 1911, 164 men have been…
219 - Arcadia University
Aug 30, 2017 • 39 min
In Glenside, Philadelphia, there sits a small private university that is home to a castle. Grey Towers was once home to the William Harrison Family and many of them seem to still be here after death. Arcadia University has a history dating back to the…
218 - Old Fort Niagara
Aug 24, 2017 • 73 min
When one hears the city of Niagara mentioned, one immediately thinks of the stunning natural wonder Niagara Falls. There is much more to this western New York area and it is truly a haunted spot. One location that is rich in history and haunts is Old Fort…
217 - Haunted Cemeteries 3
Aug 18, 2017 • 72 min
Cemeteries are so peaceful & many of the older ones are like parks. We’ll be in New York to check out a graveyard that inspired Central Park, Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. Then there is Spring Hill Cemetery in West Virginia that is home to victims of…
216 - Conrad Mansion Museum
Aug 12, 2017 • 32 min
Montana is known as Big Sky Country & one tends to think of wide open spaces when picturing the state. Explorers, frontiersmen, miners & businessmen all flocked to Montana. One of those men was Charles Conrad. He was a pioneer, businessman & banker who…
215 - Haunted Derby
Aug 5, 2017 • 45 min
Derby has been described as the “Ghost Capitol of England.” The city claims to have 159 known ghosts. The vast number of pubs still located in Derby serve as a testament to the value given to public houses for centuries here. And just under the din of the…
214 - Legends of the Balkans
Jul 30, 2017 • 51 min
The Balkans historically has been a place of violence and for this reason, its borders are very fluid. The Peninsula of land named for the Balkan Mountains in Turkish means “a chain of wooded mountains.” The superstitions and legends of the region are…
213 - Manhattanville College
Jul 24, 2017 • 55 min
Manhattanville College is a small liberal arts college in New York. The main point of interest on the campus is the original castle-like mansion known as Reid Hall. The structure induces shudders & is home for legends & a really creepy picture of some…
212 - Preston Castle
Jul 18, 2017 • 51 min
The Preston Castle was an ambitious plan to get juvenile delinquents to become contributing members of the community. But as was the case with so many of these types of places, abuse, overcrowding and death were commonplace. The emotional residue of this…
211 - Haunted Cemeteries 2
Jul 12, 2017 • 44 min
There is one absolute for all human beings and that is that we all will die. Cemeteries have become a record of history for towns. Who lived here? When did they die? Why did they die? Was there a plague? There are tales of specters roaming about the…
210 - 17 Hundred 90 Inn
Jul 6, 2017 • 28 min
Savannah, Georgia is a city shaped by battles, devastating fires, murders and so much more that has led this quaint city to be deemed one of the most haunted in America. The oldest hotel in Savannah is the 17 Hundred 90 Restaurant and Inn, which was built…
209 - Tilty Abbey
Jun 30, 2017 • 42 min
The village of Tilty is in the county of Essex in England. Tilty Abbey was built in the 12th century and was a religious and social center. Some may say that a religious location is a source for the supernatural and it would seem that Tilty Abbey remains…
208 - Ontario’s Fort Henry
Jun 24, 2017 • 34 min
Fort Henry was built during the War of 1812 in Ontario, Canada to protect the nearby Point Henry. Today, it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a living museum. The fort also seems to harbor spirits from the past. Ghost tours are hosted and many have had…
207 - Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
Jun 18, 2017 • 65 min
Henry Ford was an inventor and collector and by the 1920s. He decided to display his collection at a museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Today, we know this location as the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. On this episode, we are joined by our listener…
206 - Haunted Cemeteries 1
Jun 12, 2017 • 87 min
Cemeteries are the final resting places for most of us in this journey called life. Most cemeteries hold bodies, but not spirits. Occasionally though, there is a cemetery where a spirit or two is at unrest. Some stories have claims of portals or stairs to…
205 - Old South Pittsburg Hospital
Jun 6, 2017 • 58 min
The Old South Pittsburg Hospital was built in 1959 & was a hospital for the care of the sick, but there are rumors of mistreatment. It was shut down after it was deemed unworthy of providing the quality & amount of care needed in the region. There is a…
204 - Earnestine & Hazel’s Juke Joint
May 30, 2017 • 29 min
Memphis, Tennessee is home to the Blues and it is only fitting that it is full of bars and juke joints where one can hear live music or spin a record on a jukebox. Earnestine & Hazel’s Juke Joint is one such establishment. The dive has been featured in…
203 - Haunted Ships of Baltimore
May 23, 2017 • 39 min
The USS Torsk is a Tench Class submarine that became the Galloping Ghost of the Japanese during World War II. The USCGC Taney is a Coast Guard Cutter that is the last ship floating that fought at Pearl Harbor. The USS Constellation has the distinction of…
HGB Roadtrip 2017 - Finale
May 17, 2017 • 26 min
This is the final episode of Roadtrip 2017. Diane and Denise wrap-up talking about their last tours in New Orleans, which includes a ghost tour, and sharing a bit about the Acadian culture.
202 - Appalachian State University
May 16, 2017 • 46 min
Boone, North Carolina is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The surrounding areas seem to be a hotbed for strange occurrences, tragic deaths, and hauntings almost as chilling as the mountain air. One of these locations is Appalachian State University.…
HGB Roadtrip 2017 - New Orleans
May 14, 2017 • 40 min
Diane and Denise continue on their 2017 road trip through Texas and into New Orleans. Hear about the ghost tour in San Antonio and sites seen in Texas and then on to New Orleans for a Vampire Tour. They share some of the lore from the area and funerary…
201 - Shilo Inn in Salt Lake City
May 9, 2017 • 35 min
The Shilo Inn in Salt Lake City has been through a series of name changes, and is today a part of the Holiday Inn Express chain. From the outside, the building appears to be a non-distinct hotel, but it carries the heavy burden of a horrible family…
HGB Roadtrip 2017 - Natchez
May 7, 2017 • 27 min
Diane & Denise are on the road for the HGB Roadtrip 2017. So far, they have visited Pensacola, Florida with its haunted lighthouse and forts and Natchez, Mississippi, home of some of the most beautiful Antebellum mansions. Natchez was home to the second…
200 - The History of Ghost Hunting
May 2, 2017 • 68 min
It’s our 200th episode! The History of Ghost Hunting and some announcements about the show and EP Program! Supernatural activity has been a part of the human experience since the dawn of mankind. Our fascination and for some, reverence of this activity…
HTC 36 - The White Witch of Rose Hall
May 1, 2017 • 12 min
Our Admin Heather just got back from Jamaica where she visited Rose Hall. This is one of our Haunted True Crime BonusCasts that we produce for our Executive Producers. Johnny Cash wrote a song called “The Ballad of Annie Palmer.” It details the life of a…
199 - Philadelphia City Hall
Apr 26, 2017 • 62 min
Philadelphia is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania and is known as the “City of Brotherly Love.” In 1871, construction on the beautiful and uniquely designed Philadelphia City Hall began. American history has its heart in Philly. This is where…
198 - Shakespeare and Ghosts
Apr 23, 2017 • 73 min
There are those who believe that Shakespeare is not the author of the plays attributed to him. There is a Renaissance Conspiracy Theory that claims it was someone else. Today, we have listeners who are going to present the different theories in regards to…
197 - Mackinac Island
Apr 20, 2017 • 51 min
Mackinac Island is a place without vehicles and the hustle and bustle of our modern era. People flock to this destination for relaxation. But beneath the exterior of beauty and sun and calm, lies legends, fables and tales of creepy phenomenon. Join us and…
196 - Coe College
Apr 15, 2017 • 42 min
Coe College is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The school grew from religious studies to a liberal arts college that was a pioneer in the education of women. There are tales of hauntings on the campus, with the most well known being the story of Helen and…
195 - Summerwind Mansion
Apr 10, 2017 • 59 min
Summerwind Mansion is a ruined mansion in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin. It dates back to the early 1900s and served as a fishing lodge originally. The mansion has a deep history of haunting activity. We are joined by Craig Nehring who is the founder of the…
194 - Filipino Legends
Apr 5, 2017 • 46 min
The Philippines were under Spanish rule for 350 years and much of the country is Catholic because of that beginning. The people of this land embrace spirituality and there is a rich culture of mythology and folklore here. The Philippines Pantheon is vast…
193 - Legend of the Faeries
Mar 31, 2017 • 54 min
Early stories of faeries originate in medieval Western Europe and this is where we get the term “Fairy Tales.” The roots of the oldest tale of fairy creatures comes from a folktale named “The Smith and the Devil.” Stories of faeries go beyond superstition…
192 - Penn State University
Mar 27, 2017 • 49 min
Penn State University sits on a limestone shelf, which lends itself to capturing energy & it is said that this may be one of the most haunted universities in America. Matt Swayne, author of America’s Haunted Universities, joins us to share stories of…
191 - Spiritualism and the Eddy Brothers’ House
Mar 22, 2017 • 74 min
During the Victorian era, the practice of Spiritualism began & grew in popularity. Many are credited with growing the beliefs in the afterlife. The Fox Sisters from New York are a couple of those people but would eventually claim to be frauds. Another…
Ep 190 - The Ghost Town Bodie
Mar 17, 2017 • 40 min
The town of Bodie in California is probably one of the best preserved ghost towns in America. There are over 100 structures still standing today. In its heyday, it played home to gamblers, miners, gunfighters and prostitutes. The spirits of those who…
189 - Hampton Court Palace
Mar 12, 2017 • 61 min
Hampton Court Palace located in the London suburb town of Hampton, dates back to medieval times. And it has been expanded to two palaces in one. The first is a Tudor Palace that was transformed by both Cardinal Wolsey and then King Henry VIII and a…
188 - Rispin Mansion
Mar 7, 2017 • 33 min
Rispin Mansion is located in Capitola, California in the beautiful and supernaturally infused Santa Cruz area. Everyone from nuns to hippies have called this place home and the once grand estate has become an abandoned eyesore. But it is not completely…
187 - Congress Plaza Hotel
Mar 2, 2017 • 30 min
Chicago’s Congress Plaza Hotel is said to be the city’s most haunted hotel. World leaders and US Presidents have all stayed here. There are rumors that the hotel was used during Prohibition by Al Capone. The Congress Plaza Hotel inspired Stephan King,…
186 - The Life and Afterlife of Patsy Cline
Feb 26, 2017 • 56 min
Patsy Cline grew to become one of country music’s biggest stars and although she died young at the age of thirty, her influence has continued to our present day. She became the first female solo performer inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.…
185 - Bobby Mackey’s Music World
Feb 22, 2017 • 45 min
Bobby Mackey’s Music World is northern Kentucky’s longest running live music nightclub. But before the bar was opened up on this spot, a slaughterhouse was run here. The building has been connected to murders, occult rituals and hauntings for years. Join…
184 - Delta Bessborough Hotel
Feb 18, 2017 • 31 min
The castle-like Delta Bessborough Hotel is a four star, ten-story hotel located in downtown Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. This historic hotel dates back to 1928 when it was built by the Canadian National Railway. Many locals refer to the Bessborough as…
183 - Point Lookout Lighthouse
Feb 14, 2017 • 33 min
Point Lookout is a peninsula formed by the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. In the early 1800s, the government chose the point as a place to install a lighthouse. The history and deaths that happened here have left Point Lookout and…
182 - Denton, Texas Universities - UNT and TWU
Feb 10, 2017 • 51 min
Denton, Texas is home to two universities that date back for decades. Both universities have undergone several name changes over the years. Today, they are known as the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University. The former had its start as a…
181 - Loftus Hall
Feb 6, 2017 • 38 min
County Wexford has a long history in Ireland and is home to the Loftus Hall Township. The Hook peninsula is home to a place famously known as Ireland’s most haunted house: Loftus Hall. Last year, 2016, marked the homes 666th year in existence. Legends…
180 - Imbolc
Feb 2, 2017 • 52 min
There are a variety of Pagan holidays, many of which, other religions have borrowed from to establish their own holidays. Christmas & Easter being good examples. One Pagan holiday that is not as well known is Imbolc. The customs associated with it date…
179 - UC Berkeley
Jan 31, 2017 • 39 min
The University of California, Berkeley is a research university at its heart. Many innovations have their origins at this university. The university was founded back in the 1800s and has played witness to decades of history. Although the university most…
178 - Coco Palms Resort and Kauai Legends
Jan 25, 2017 • 39 min
The original Coco Palms Resort on the island of Kauai was demolished in 2016 and Hyatt is rebuilding a new resort there. But long before a resort was here, a coconut tree grove was planted and even before that, this was the seat of the island’s royal…
177 - Haunted Virginia City
Jan 20, 2017 • 86 min
The Virginia City National Landmark is one of the nation’s largest historic districts dating from 1859 to 1880. John Mackay was an industrialist who formed a partnership with three other Irishmen and operated silver mines on the Comstock Lode. They hit it…
Ep.176 - German Castle at Castle Park
Jan 16, 2017 • 43 min
In the early 1800,s the beauty of Western Michigan attracted people to come live. One of those people was a German immigrant. He built a small replica of a German castle for his family. Castle Park developed around the castle as cottages were built for…
175 - Santa Maria Inn
Jan 11, 2017 • 53 min
Santa Maria is a town that lies strategically halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Santa Maria Inn is a central coastal historical landmark that has provided accommodations for nearly one hundred years. Celebrity guests include Charlie…
174 - Haunted Deadwood
Jan 6, 2017 • 46 min
Deadwood, South Dakota was a rough and tumble mining camp at its beginnings, but it soon became a bustling city built on the wealth of the gold found nearby. Natural disasters and destructive fires ravaged the city on several occasions. Prohibition and…
HGB New Years Day Special 2017
Jan 1, 2017 • 42 min
Happy New Year Everybody! We hope 2017 is a year of love, hope and peace for you. In this special, we talk about a few changes to the format of the podcast, plans for the new year, introduce the ambassadors for our newly launched Ambassador Program and…
HGB New Years Eve Special 2016
Dec 31, 2016 • 22 min
In this special, Diane and Denise discuss two legendary creatures that appear on New Years Eve: Mari Lwyd and Namahage. Then they explore the history and hauntings of two bars in the town of Roslyn in Washington state. These bars are the Pioneer…
173 - Commissariat Store in Brisbane
Dec 28, 2016 • 30 min
The Commissariat Store in Brisbane is the second oldest building in the city. Convict laborers were used to build many of the early buildings in the settlement, which included the store. A violent confrontation during that construction seems to have led…
HGB Christmas Special 2016
Dec 25, 2016 • 55 min
This special is an edited version of the live stream Diane and Denise recorded from the lanai, featuring listener flash fiction, a poem called “The Nightmare Before Christmas and another ghost story. Merry Christmas and keep it spooky!
172 - Haunted Waynesville
Dec 23, 2016 • 47 min
Waynesville, Ohio was an important Quaker settlement. The Quaker meeting established here in 1803 was the first in southwestern Ohio. A stagecoach line connected Waynesville to the rest of the state and eventually the village would serve as a stop along…
171 - Casey Moore’s Oyster House
Dec 19, 2016 • 30 min
Tempe, Arizona grew out of the combining of two distinct pioneer towns. Many of the original historical structures built in Tempe have survived. One of these buildings is Casey Moore’s Oyster House. Patrons and employees all claim that the restaurant is…
170 - Whidbey Island
Dec 15, 2016 • 43 min
Whidbey Island sits along Puget Sound and is the largest of all the islands making up Island County in Washington. It is home to the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The island also is home to Fort Casey, Ebey’s Landing, Admiralty Head Lighthouse and a…
169 - U.S.S. Hornet
Dec 11, 2016 • 56 min
The USS Hornet is an aircraft carrier located in Alameda, California. It is named for a previous aircraft carrier that sank in October 1942. This new Hornet fought in many battles during World War II. She later served during the Vietnam War and then went…
168 - Sallie House
Dec 7, 2016 • 40 min
The Finney family were early settlers to the town of Atchison, Kansas, and prominent members of the family would live there all their lives. They built several homes and one of those was known as the Sallie House. In the 1990s the Pickmans lived in the…
167 - Portland Cement Works
Dec 2, 2016 • 40 min
Portland Cement is a material that helped build much of the world in the 1800s. Early Portland Cement Works were unsafe places to work. Dismemberment, burns and death were a real concern. Three of these plants not only had injuries and deaths, but they…
166 - Granbury Opera House
Nov 28, 2016 • 39 min
The Granbury Opera House is a beautiful restored building that has a history of entertainment that continues to our modern day. One of the more famous characters to perform at the theater, reputedly, was John Wilkes Booth and he may not have left the…
HGB Thanksgiving Special 2016
Nov 24, 2016 • 62 min
Happy Thanksgiving you Spooktacular people! We are so very grateful for all of you! When we think about Thanksgiving, one of the things that comes to mind is food. So we are talking food and ghosts on this episode with author and journalist James…
165 - Windsor’s Capitol Theater and Texas Road
Nov 20, 2016 • 32 min
Windsor, Ontario is a multi-cultural city with a strong history in manufacturing. There are many historical buildings in the city and one of these locations is the Capitol Theater. As is the case with many theaters, this one is reputed to be haunted.…
164 - Ledge Lighthouse and the Lighthouse Inn
Nov 16, 2016 • 28 min
The New England area is dotted with lighthouses. Some of them are more inland like the Ledge Lighthouse. It has a unique design that makes it appear to be a house floating out on the water. Across the water is the abandoned Lighthouse Inn. Both of these…
163 - Capt. Tony’s Saloon
Nov 12, 2016 • 38 min
Key West, Florida features man-made beaches, resorts, shopping, eateries and lots of history. One of the historical bars here is Capt. Tony’s Saloon. One of the former bars here was a favorite watering hole of Ernest Hemingway. Spirits seem to enjoy this…
162 - The White House
Nov 8, 2016 • 36 min
For over two hundred years, a building called simply “The White House” has housed the most important leader in the United States of America, the President. The structure that sits at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue today is not the original and has been…
161 - The Palmer House Hotel
Nov 4, 2016 • 33 min
Minnesota became the 32nd state in America on May 11, 1858. In the city of Sauk Centre sits The Palmer House Hotel & restaurant has been a popular place for over 100 years. The Palmer brought innovations to the city like electricity. There are stories of…
HGB Halloween Special 2016
Oct 30, 2016 • 118 min
Happy Halloween you spooktacular listeners! You guys are so amazing and you have had some amazing and scary experiences in your lives! On this special, we feature your true ghost stories. Some are heartwarming and some are terrifying! We wish you all a…
160 - The Life and Afterlife of Boris Karloff
Oct 29, 2016 • 25 min
Boris Karloff was a man of many talents who made a name for himself on stage and screen. Fame eluded him until he stepped into the heavy boots of Frankenstein’s Monster. Karloff would not be credited with the roll, but it launched him into more horror…
159 - Devil’s Tramping Grounds
Oct 27, 2016 • 27 min
Study a map of the world with a focus on name places that carry the word “devil” in the name, and you will literally find hundreds of them. There are some who believe these places have been named this way because they harbor some kind of evil. These…
158 - Witches in America
Oct 25, 2016 • 39 min
Many people are aware of the Salem Witch Trials in America. And while these alledged witches get most of the attention, these were not the only people accused of witchcraft. Wicca is now an accepted religious practice in our modern era. On this episode,…
157 - Legend of the Djinn
Oct 23, 2016 • 46 min
Many people’s only experience with the creatures called Djinn are through stories about genies. We’ve been lead to believe that these creatures live in lamps. Once released, the genie promises to fulfill three wishes of the person who has freed it. The…
156 - Hoia Baciu Forest
Oct 20, 2016 • 34 min
There is a place on Earth that is considered one of the largest areas of cursed land. This is a place that is said to be the world’s most haunted forest, Hoia Baciu Forest. There are claims of all types of unexplained and paranormal activity. People feel…
155 - Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman
Oct 16, 2016 • 42 min
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a well known piece of fiction written by Washington Irving in 1819. It is a terrifying tale. But is this just a piece of fiction? What about Sleepy Hollow? There is a town that does bear this name and is reputed to be…
154 - Catacombs of Paris
Oct 12, 2016 • 36 min
Paris is the City of Lights, but beneath the streets, lie hundreds of miles of tunnels that make up a vast ossuary for the dead. These tunnels are dangerous and largely unmapped. These areas are restricted from public access for good reason. Are the…
153 - Ghosts of the 1871 Infernos
Oct 8, 2016 • 36 min
One fire, the Great Chicago Fire, is well known, but there were other big fires, including one that not many people know about called the Peshtigo Fire. The stories about these disasters are tragic, leaving behind emotions and turmoil that seem to fuel…
152 - The Tower of London
Oct 4, 2016 • 48 min
Today we feature a recap of our road trip, then comes the Tower of London! In London, located on the north bank of the River Thames, stands a tower that the mere mention of the name inspires feelings of dread & the macabre & that is because this…
HGB Anniversary Special 2
Sep 30, 2016 • 68 min
History Goes Bump is two today! On this, our second anniversary special, we recap the last couple of years, thank a ghost ship full of people - particularly our listeners - and reveal the winners of our 2016 Flash Fiction Contest! We read several…
151 - Hotel Galvez
Sep 28, 2016 • 47 min
The city of Galveston was chartered in 1839 and the rich came to build their mansions along Broadway. The city grew to be one of the largest in Texas in the late 1800s. During the Great Storm of 1900, thousands were killed by the hurricane. Bodies were…
HGB Carolina Road Trip 2016
Sep 26, 2016 • 26 min
We give a little shout out from the road! We talk about our first 5 days on the Carolina Road Trip, places we’ve visited and things we have done, especially the ghost tours! No experiences so far, but good stories. Ever heard of the Boo Hag? This is a…
150 - St. James Hotel
Sep 21, 2016 • 43 min
Cimarron, New Mexico was in the middle of the ‘Old West’ and the St. James Hotel built there in 1872. This was a wild town that played host to old west gunmen, lawmen, gangs and famous performers like Buffalo Bill Cody. The hotel itself was witness to at…
149 - Ghosts Lights: Bragg Light Road and Paulding Light
Sep 16, 2016 • 47 min
There are desolate roads in America that fuel the imagination. These are roads where no sane person would want to have a breakdown in a car occur. Some of these roads have inspired tales of ghost lights. The Bragg Light in Texas & the Paulding Light in…
148 - Vicary Mansion and Legends of Beaver County
Sep 11, 2016 • 29 min
In Freedom, Pennsylvania there stands a mansion built by Captain William Vicary. Today, it is a museum that can be toured. The Foundation claims there are no ghosts at this location, but rumors and legends claim there is unexplained activity happening at…
147 - Shanghai Tunnels
Sep 6, 2016 • 36 min
Portland, Oregon was known in Victorian times as the “City of Roses” & the Portland Underground is known as the Shanghai Tunnels. Some parts of these tunnels can still be accessed today. Spirits are reputed to lurk here. Is it because men and women were…
HGB Ep. 146 - The Lowe Hotel and Mothman
Aug 31, 2016 • 66 min
At the corner of 4th & Main in Point Pleasant, West Virginia stands the historic Lowe Hotel. This hotel dates back to the early 1900s when it was built by two brothers. Across the street from this structure is a peculiar statue. It features a creature…
145 - The Whitney
Aug 27, 2016 • 42 min
In Detroit, Michigan sits a grand home and a beautiful rose hue emanates from the facade. This restaurant was once the David Whitney House and is known today as The Whitney. David Whitney, Jr. was one of the wealthiest men in America & many believe he…
144 - Haunted Pluckley Village
Aug 22, 2016 • 48 min
Guinness World Records has named Pluckley Village as the most haunted village in England. It is located on a hill in Kent and had expanded down the hill until the Black Death decimated the population in the 14th century. There are reports of as many as…
143 - The Witch House in Salem
Aug 17, 2016 • 58 min
The town of Salem, Massachusetts carries a mystique that can be traced back to the witch trials that began in 1692. One of the prominent figures in those trials was a man named Jonathan Corwin. The result of these trials would be the deaths of nineteen…
142 - Sloss Furnaces
Aug 12, 2016 • 34 min
Birmingham, Alabama is one of the more well known southern cities. Sloss Furnaces is a popular spot for music and art in Birmingham today. For 90 years, Sloss Furnaces produced iron. It is the only blast furnace in America to have been preserved and…
141 - Waitomo Caves Hotel
Aug 7, 2016 • 34 min
Waitomo is a beautiful natural location on the North Island of New Zealand. A main draw for people from around the world are the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. A popular tourist destination needs lodgings for the visitors and that is where the Waitomo Caves…
Positively Scary Arachnid 2 - or PSA 2
Aug 6, 2016 • 13 min
We have another Positively Scary Arachnid…well, ok…a public service announcement. But there is some scary stuff in this! We promise if you listen to the business stuff in the first five or so minutes, you’ll get to the good stuff, which are some endearing…
140 - Washoe Club
Aug 2, 2016 • 36 min
Virginia City is an Old West mining town complete with a history of gun fights, explosions, brothels and mine cave-ins. The Comstock Lode was found near the future Virginia City. Samuel Clemens was one of the miners here & when he failed to find ore, he…
139 - Brice House
Jul 28, 2016 • 40 min
The Brice House sits at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. This is a house that exudes a malevolent energy that might be carrying over from the corrupt family that once inhabited the residence. Tales of skeletons in walls and other legends have lead to…
138 - Battle of the Somme
Jul 23, 2016 • 37 min
The Battle of the Somme began on July 1st 1916 and it lasted until the 18th of November. This was the defining battle of the first world war. Hundreds of thousands of Germans and British would lose their lives in the four months of fighting. The Battle of…
137 - Stickney House
Jul 18, 2016 • 28 min
The Stickney House is one of the most unique houses in America and in the world because it was built with nearly no right angles. The owners who built the home wanted to maximize the movement of spirits because they enjoyed interacting with spirits. Join…
136 - Hotel Jeffery
Jul 13, 2016 • 32 min
Along the most scenic route to Yosemite National Park is the city of Coulterville, which is home to the historic Hotel Jeffery. The Magnolia Saloon that is part of the hotel is one of the only saloons in America that still has the traditional bat-wing…
135 - Tevennec Lighthouse
Jul 8, 2016 • 31 min
A tiny, rocky island sits off the coast of Pointe du Raz, in western Brittany, France in Raz de Sein. This island is home to Tevennec Lighthouse. Lighthouses are meant to prevent deaths by guiding ships through dangerous waters. But Tevennec has been the…
HGB BonusCast 19 - Haunted America Conference Review 2016
Jul 5, 2016 • 95 min
Today, Diane and Denise bring you their experiences from the Haunted America Conference 2016 held in haunted Alton, Illinois. Hear sound bites from lectures by Dr. Alan Brown featuring haunted B & Bs & Sherri Brake featuring Trans Allegheny Lunatic…
134 - Corregidor Island
Jul 3, 2016 • 36 min
The island of Corregidor in the Phillipines is known by some as “The Rock.” Debris reminds the visitor that this land was once a part of World War II. Now, it is a vacation destination for people around the world. The turmoil that has been experienced on…
133 - McMenamins Edgefield
Jun 28, 2016 • 61 min
McMenamins Edgefield is located in Troutdale, Oregon and it is a historic hotel that once housed the county poor farm. There are several spirits here and some of them seem to be hitchhiking ghosts. Today we are joined by listener Jonathan Fishleder as he…
132 - The Occidental Hotel
Jun 23, 2016 • 32 min
The Occidental Hotel is a historic hotel in the town of Buffalo, Wyoming. The Occidental Hotel was in the middle of much history, but after a steady decline for the town, it almost was lost to the wrecking ball. Today, it has been restored to a grand…
131 - The Cliffside Inn
Jun 18, 2016 • 57 min
Newport, Rhode Island has been the summer playground for Presidents like Eisenhower and Kennedy and some of the mansions date back to the Colonial Era. The Cliffside Inn is one of the mansions here, and today it serves as a bed and breakfast. It would…
130 - Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
Jun 13, 2016 • 39 min
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the oldest cemeteries in the United States and it is themed around the idea that cemeteries make great places for gardens. The graveyard features Greek themed statues and temples, and there are spirits are at…
129 - The Life and Afterlife of Geronimo
Jun 8, 2016 • 33 min
The Apache warrior Geronimo is a legend, but he was once just a man who had a family. The death of his loved ones at the hands of the Mexicans pushed Geronimo into becoming a fighter. He escaped capture time and again. Eventually, he would surrender.…
128 - Fairfield Hills State Hospital and Charles Island
Jun 3, 2016 • 32 min
Fairfield Hills State Hospital was a state run mental health facility in Connecticut. Within the facilities walls, unspeakable acts were taking place. This was a place of experimentation. This has led to hauntings. We also will share the curse of Charles…
127 - Ben Lomond Hotel
May 29, 2016 • 34 min
The Ben Lomond Hotel is located in the Historic Downtown of Ogden, Utah. Built in the latter part of the Victorian Era, the hotel has changed over time. Ogden was a major railroad junction and brought people from all over. The Ben Lomond seems to be a…
126 - The Driskill Hotel
May 24, 2016 • 33 min
The Driskill Hotel was built in Austin, Texas. The hotel was built in the late 1800s and serves guests to this day. It emanates a timeless charm and the hotel claims that “every room tells a story.” Some consider this to be the most active paranormal…
125 - The Golden Lamb Inn
May 19, 2016 • 50 min
The Golden Lamb Inn is the state of Ohio’s oldest hotel. Through the years, it has changed ownership and names and hosted a variety of presidents and famous people. This inn includes a connection to war, stage coaches and much more. For some guests, their…
124 - Battle of Antietam
May 13, 2016 • 46 min
The Battle of Antietam was a twelve-hour fight that would go down in Civil War history as the bloodiest day of the war. General McClellan’s army would clash with General Lee’s, sending the Confederates away in a draw not worth continuing to fight. It…
123 - The Capitol Theater
May 9, 2016 • 38 min
The Capitol Theater was built in the center of Salt Lake City and has entertained Utahans for more than a hundred years. Tragedy has been a part of the Capitol Theater’s history as well and that has helped add to the theater’s reputation as being a…
122 - Whaley House
May 4, 2016 • 43 min
The Whaley House was built in 1856 by Thomas Whaley Jr. The spot Whaley chose to build his home upon seemed like a choice piece of land, but the history says otherwise. This was hanging ground. And one executed criminal by the name of Yankee Jim is still…
121 - Athens Lunatic Asylum
Apr 29, 2016 • 49 min
The Athens Lunatic Asylum is an institution that operated in Athens, Ohio from 1874 until 1993. Today it is known as The Ridges. While it was operational the hospital served thousands including Civil War vets, children and violent convicted criminals.…
120 - Dumas Brothel
Apr 24, 2016 • 56 min
Butte, Montana has its roots in mining. The town came to be known as the “Richest Hill on Earth”. One of the most successful and high-class brothels in town was the Dumas Brothel. Rich clientele could have their fantasies met here, and it seems that they…
119 - Folly Beach Island
Apr 19, 2016 • 38 min
The barrier island of Folly Beach, South Carolina appears picturesque with its images of waves lapping against the sand. Below the surface of painted sunsets and beautiful beaches lies a dark history of tragic losses. Blackbeard himself took cover at…
118 - Legends of Mexico
Apr 14, 2016 • 38 min
From the Aztec Sun Stone with the sunken eyes of Tonatiuh, the Aztec sun god, peering out from the center of the stone to the Alley of the Kiss to the Devil’s Alley, the country of Mexico is rich with legends and superstition. Some of the legends of…
117 - Grove Park Inn
Apr 9, 2016 • 37 min
Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina is one of the more uniquely designed hotels in America. Nestled in the mountains, sits the historic Grove Park Inn. The guest list included the famous and many presidents. But one guest in particular who has…
116 - Moundsville State Penitentiary
Apr 4, 2016 • 63 min
This is an episode with some great recordings of both audible and EVP sounds! Paranormal investigator/listener Josh Kitchen joins us to share his experiences from Moundsville State Penitentiary! The West Virginia Penitentiary is located in Moundsville.…
115 - North Brother Island
Mar 30, 2016 • 43 min
North Brother Island is an island off of New York. The island was home to Riverside Hospital, a quarantine hospital for those suffering from horrible & contagious diseases like small pox. Many died there. And for twenty-three years, Typhoid Mary called…
114 - U.S.S. Lexington
Mar 25, 2016 • 31 min
In December, of 1941 the attack on Pearl Harbor forced the hand of the US Government & set off America’s involvement in WWII. One lost ship’s legacy carried on in an interesting way. Another ship was named for it, and this ship went on to be the oldest…
113 - Eastern State Penitentiary
Mar 20, 2016 • 37 min
Eastern State Penitentiary was the most famous prison in the world. Al Capone even spent time here. Officers and inmates have reported haunting activity for decades at the prison and this activity seems to have only increased since the penitentiary was…
112 - Fremantle
Mar 15, 2016 • 53 min
Australia started as a series of penal colonies, so it is no wonder that gaols have become an big part of its history. Jennilee Watt is a tour guide in Fremantle and she is going to take us on a journey to three key locations in Fremantle: Round House,…
111 - University of Montevallo
Mar 10, 2016 • 34 min
The University of Montevallo in Alabama has roots back to the Civil War. The college started off as an all girls school using many antebellum buildings in town to serve as campus buildings. The campus is part of a historic district & has seen massacres,…
110 - Felt Mansion
Mar 5, 2016 • 41 min
The Felt Mansion was meant to be a beautiful place of escape during the summer for the Felt family. Death doesn’t care about family or wealth. It comes when we least expect it and at cruel times. Now it would seem that family spirits have chosen to stay…
Haunted True Crime 15 - Madame Lalaurie
Mar 2, 2016 • 15 min
This Haunted True Crime is being made available to everyone. When you become an Executive producer at the $5 and above level, this is the bonus material you get. Lalaurie was a doctor & the home he shared with his wife Delphine was furnished in the…
109 - Winchester Mystery House
Feb 29, 2016 • 47 min
The Winchester Mystery House is a unique home. The mystery part of the name refers to the interior infrastructure. There are stairways that lead to nowhere, doors that open to walls & windows on the interior of the house. Legends and rumors permeate the…
108 - Haunted Old Salem
Feb 27, 2016 • 55 min
We are joined on this episode by Assistant Producer Steven Pappas and he shares his experiences in Old Salem in North Carolina. Winston-Salem is a town that is not only the home to Texas Pete and RJ Reynolds. The town of Old Salem is considered to be an…
107 - Franklin Battlefield
Feb 23, 2016 • 35 min
Franklin, Tennessee is where the Civil War’s Battle of Franklin took place in 1864. This was one of the Confederate Army’s worst battles. In fact, the assault has been dubbed “The Pickett’s Charge of the West.” Like so many battlefields this one is…
106 - The Fearing Tavern
Feb 19, 2016 • 31 min
The Fearing Tavern is located in the Massachusetts coastal town of Wareham. The town was situated near rivers & coastline which made it prime real estate for European settlement. The tavern is considered by paranormal investigators to be one of the most…
105 - The Life and Afterlife of Lucille Ball
Feb 15, 2016 • 42 min
Lucille Ball was a glamorous actress, producer, film studio head & comedian who was not afraid to get messed up if it brought a laugh. Her life was one of successes and failures. Her greatest success was the television show “I Love Lucy”. It would seem…
104 - Andersonville Prison
Feb 11, 2016 • 57 min
Camp Sumter opened in Macon County, Georgia and came to be known as Andersonville. This prison was opened to house Union prisoners during the Civil War and it was quite overcrowded. Several thousand prisoners lost their lives here. There seems to be quite…
103 - Glamis Castle
Feb 7, 2016 • 33 min
Glamis Castle is considered the most beautiful castle in Scotland. This castle dates back to the 14th century and has remained in the hands of one family for centuries. That family is the Bowes-Lyon Family, now known as the Earls of Strathmore. Legends…
102 - The Skirvin Hotel
Feb 3, 2016 • 38 min
Oklahoma City was a boom town from 1898 to 1909. William Skirvin came to Oklahoma City & he built a hotel that has survived until today. The Skirvin Hotel was a grandiose hotel. Today, it is a Hilton property & still hosts guests from around the world. Is…
101 - The Miller Brothers 101 Ranch
Jan 30, 2016 • 48 min
The Miller Brothers 101 Ranch was a 110,000 acre cattle ranch in the Indian territory of Oklahoma before statehood. The 101 Ranch was the birthplace of the 101 Ranch Wild West Show and one of the early focal points of the oil rush in northeastern…
100 - The 100th Meridian and Dodge City
Jan 28, 2016 • 66 min
On today’s show, we celebrate our 100th official episode! We were looking for something special about the number 100 and came across this line that bisects the USA nearly in the middle vertically and low and behold, we found Dodge City! The state of…
99 - Fort Edmonton
Jan 25, 2016 • 47 min
Fort Edmonton is a settlement that dates back to Canada becoming an official country & to Alberta becoming a province. It played a key role in history with both settlers and the natives that lived on the land. Is this why its current location at Fort…
98 - St. Cecilia Music Center and the Ada Witch
Jan 20, 2016 • 36 min
Grand Rapids, Michigan has been known as Furniture City because of the industry upon which the city was built. Grand Rapids is a city awash in history, murder, mayhem & urban legends. There are a couple of fairly well-known urban legends concerning Grand…
97 - Pythian Castle
Jan 16, 2016 • 35 min
Pythian Castle is a massive structure that has found itself under owners in the past with very different uses for the building. It has served as an orphanage, retirement home & POWs even found themselves incarcerated in the basement. What are the reasons…
96 - Oystermouth Castle
Jan 12, 2016 • 47 min
Our research assistant Freya Porter joins us on this episode to share the history and hauntings of Oystermouth Castle. Mumbles is a small resort town that is a headland overlooking Swansea Bay. Mumbles is also home to an old castle known as Oystermouth.…
95 - Griffith Park
Jan 8, 2016 • 30 min
The Santa Monica Mountains are one of the most visited natural areas in California and Griffith Park is a favorite location. The most familiar attribute of the park is the famous “Hollywood” sign. There is a belief that a curse is tied to the land here…
94 - Peoria State Hospital
Jan 4, 2016 • 57 min
On today’s episode we are joined by author and paranormal investigator Sylvia Shults. The Peoria State Hospital opened in 1901 in Bartonville in Illinois. The asylum was home for the mentally ill for 72 years & was the scene of tragic circumstances. There…
93 - Eloise Asylum
Dec 31, 2015 • 36 min
We are joined on today’s episode by freelance writer Bill Clayton. The term asylum brings about many images. In the past, mentally ill people were treated horridly. One of the most notorious asylums in America was Eloise Asylum. Eloise is reputed to be…
92 - Magnolia Hotel
Dec 27, 2015 • 35 min
Located in Seguin, Texas, Magnolia Hotel’s history includes use as a fort and was built by a man rooted in Texas history as a colonist. Its current state is nothing like the grand hotel it had been once upon a time. Hotels tell many stories and this one…
HGB Christmas Special 2015
Dec 24, 2015 • 81 min
On this year’s Christmas Special, we are joined by special guest Dan Foytik of the 9th Story Podcast, The Wicked Library and The Lift. We discuss some of the history behind Christmas & the history of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve. Most of our…
91 - Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol
Dec 23, 2015 • 36 min
Charles Dickens is the author of the beloved novel, “A Christmas Carol.” Without the tale it would seem like Christmas, in our modern era. Why did Dickens choose ghosts? Did the idea of telling scary ghost stories originate with him? Join us as we explore…
90 - Milton Schoolhouse
Dec 19, 2015 • 24 min
Alton, Illinois is considered one of the most haunted small towns in America. The former Milton Schoolhouse is one of the reasons for this reputation. Legends surround the school from murdered students to suicide to other deaths that lead people to claim…
89 - Buffalo Trace Distillery
Dec 14, 2015 • 28 min
Buffalo Trace Distillery is the oldest continuously operating distillery in the US. Herds of buffalo thundered across this area of Kentucky where the distillery stands & they carved a path, which is called a trace. Kentucky Bourbon is made here but there…
88 - Homestead Sanatorium
Dec 9, 2015 • 36 min
Many people mistakenly refer to the Homestead Sanatorium as an asylum, but it was never an asylum. For decades, those with TB called Homestead home and many of them died here. Is that why the place is rumored to be haunted? Or is it just because it is a…
87 - The Legend of Krampus
Dec 4, 2015 • 33 min
Santa Claus is probably one of the most familiar images intertwined with Christmas. 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 & the warnings…
86 - Pentridge Prison
Nov 29, 2015 • 33 min
Coburg, Victoria, Australia didn’t always have that name. It was originally known as Pentridge, home to Pentridge Prison. This prison was one of the most notorious in Australia for 146 years. Today, it is the setting for fashion shows, parties,…
85 - Legend of Indian Corn and Windigo
Nov 26, 2015 • 31 min
Happy Thanksgiving! In Ep85 we share legends from the Ojibwa Native American tribe: the legend of Indian Corn and the cryptozoological creature known as the Windigo. The Moment in Oddity features the Phantom of Flatwoods and This Day in History features…
84 - Carleton County Gaol
Nov 24, 2015 • 62 min
We are joined on the show today by Jim Dean, Creative Director of Haunted Walks, Inc. Ottawa is the capital of Canada. Within this city is located the historic jail known in previous years as the Carleton County Gaol. Treatment here for prisoners was not…
83 - Emily Morgan Hotel
Nov 19, 2015 • 33 min
The city of San Antonio is home to the infamous Alamo. And right next to the Alamo sits the Emily Morgan Hotel. The hotel is considered the official hotel of the Alamo. It was once a state of the art medical facility. Today the hotel offers luxurious…
82 - Lizzie Borden House
Nov 13, 2015 • 44 min
Growing up, many of us sung a rhyme about the crime attributed to Lizzie Borden that began, “Lizzie Borden took an axe.” But did this young woman actually commit the crime for which she was accused and aquitted? What was going on in this home with this…
81 - The Biltmore Estate
Nov 9, 2015 • 37 min
Many people have heard of the Vanderbilt family. Their prominence lasted through to the mid 20th century until the “Fall of the House of Vanderbilt” occurred. Many of their mansions and other properties were torn down, but one survives today and is…
80 - Legend of the Jersey Devil
Nov 4, 2015 • 35 min
Many people have heard the story about the Jersey Devil. The tale about a mother giving birth to a devil baby is not totally unique in history. Is this just another urban legend or is there some real history behind this tale of the Jersey Devil? Was this…
History Goes Bump Halloween Special 2
Oct 30, 2015 • 87 min
This is the History Goes Bump Podcast’s second annual Halloween Special. We bring you the history of bobbing for apples, cauldrons and black cats. Plus, your haunted true experiences. This is truly a show for the listeners by the listeners. Even the…
HGB Halloween Round Table
Oct 29, 2015 • 63 min
On this episode we get nostalgic, share creepy personal experiences and have a ton of fun as we get ready to celebrate our favorite holiday: Halloween! Denise and Diane are joined by Patrick Keller of the Big Seance Podcast, Dan Foytik of 9th Story…
79 - Maltby Cemetery
Oct 27, 2015 • 21 min
Cemeteries have always carried a mystique about them and many people expect them to be haunted. Most haunted cemetery stories consist of an apparition returning to their plot or a hitchhiking ghost being dropped off outside of a cemetery. But at Maltby…
78 - The Legend of Mercy Brown
Oct 25, 2015 • 20 min
It was the 1800s & the dreaded consumption was wreaking havoc. Many families lost several of their members. One of those families was the Brown family. It was the death of one of their daughters that started the Legend of Mercy Brown. Were there really…
77 - Cachtice Castle and Elizabeth Bathory
Oct 21, 2015 • 30 min
The Cachtice Castle was once home to Baroness Elizabeth Bathory. What led her to be called the “Blood Countess”? The Castle is a magnificent structure that may house the energy of intense emotions and pain. Come with us as we look at the history and…
76 - St. Augustine Light Station
Oct 17, 2015 • 54 min
The St. Augustine Lighthouse is actually a Light Station, meaning that the lighthouse is accompanied by several outbuildings. This is one of the tallest and oldest lighthouses in America. While many families lived here without incident, there were a…
75 - Marie Laveau and Voodoo
Oct 13, 2015 • 33 min
New Orleans is a city that seems to ooze the paranormal and the occult. Every corner seems to reveal a new delight for the history lover and foodie alike. The legend around New Orleans’ Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau is larger than life. She captivated the…
74 - Gettysburg
Oct 9, 2015 • 36 min
The Battle of Gettysburg is perhaps the most famous battle of the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln even gave one of his most enduring speeches from Gettysburg. Many men died during that battle and it was truly the turning point of the war. Perhaps…
Haunted True Crime Teaser - The Black Dahlia
Oct 8, 2015 • 2 min
The History Goes Bump Podcast offers an exclusive podcast named Haunted True Crime. Our most recent episode features the case of the Black Dahlia and the hauntings associated with that murder. This is a teaser to give listeners a taste of the content…
73 - Bran Castle
Oct 5, 2015 • 36 min
Bran Castle is more famously known as Dracula Castle. Bram Stoker chose this location as the setting for part of his novel “Dracula.” Stoker never visited the castle and thus his description does not match reality. But the history connected to the castle…
HGB First Anniversary Special
Sep 30, 2015 • 71 min
We are a year old! What started as a fun side endeavour into the world of podcasting has become a community and so much more than we ever imagined. We thank each and every one of our listeners for their support and for listening. Here’s to a great year…
72 - The Life and Afterlife of Bruce Lee
Sep 27, 2015 • 36 min
Just the mention of the name Bruce Lee conjures visions of martial arts fighting & movies. He is considered the most influencial martial artist of all time. His candle did not burn long as he died at the young age of 32. Some say it was a curse that took…
71 - The Flamingo & Bally’s Casinos
Sep 24, 2015 • 27 min
Las Vegas was a warm retreat for gangsters at one time and some of those gangsters helped Vegas to become the city it is today. People driving towards Las Vegas witness the glow on the horizon from all the neon lights that sparks the imagination. Las…
70 - Haunted Tombstone
Sep 21, 2015 • 49 min
We are joined on today’s episode by author and medium Janice Carlson to discuss her experiences in Tombstone, Arizona. Tombstone calls itself “The West’s Most Famous Town” and it probably is just that. Come with us as we explore the history and hauntings…
69 - Landers Theater
Sep 17, 2015 • 26 min
Landers Theater in Springfield, Missouri has stood for decades and seen much history. Famous performers took to the stage, including Lillian Russell and Lon Chaney. But there is more than just a rich history to this place. Something else seems to have…
68 - Maitland Gaol
Sep 14, 2015 • 30 min
Maitland Gaol is considered Australia’s hardest jail. For nearly twenty years the gaol has stood empty, but for 150 years this jail housed some of Australia’s worst criminals. Violent crimes from murders to rape and of course, suicides occurred here.…
67 - Raynham Hall
Sep 10, 2015 • 29 min
Raynham Hall in New York has seen much history in its time. The homestead survived the Revolutionary War and occupation by a British regiment. It was part of a spy ring as well. Something else has survived from the past as well. It would seem the spirits…
66 - Ohio State Reformatory
Sep 7, 2015 • 28 min
Ohio State Reformatory was originally meant to help wayward young men get back on the right road. The beautiful Gothic reformatory built of iron and limestone is so picturesque that it was used as a location in the movie, “The Shawshank Redemption.” But…
65 - The Legend of the Rougarou
Sep 3, 2015 • 28 min
Deep in the Bayou, originates the legend of a mysterious creature. There are more than gators, Cottonmouths and giant rat-like Nutria in the swamps. Haunting howls in the middle of the night indicate that something large and scary roams about the…
64 - Pittsburgh’s Federal Courthouse
Aug 30, 2015 • 32 min
Pittsburgh is the original “Gateway to the West” and began as a Frontier Fort. In the 1900s, the Federal Courthouse was built and it is quite interesting when considering the rumors that it is haunted. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of…
HGB BonusCast 7 - The Story of the Bye Bye Man
Aug 26, 2015 • 8 min
This will be the last BonusCast offered publically on the main HGB feed. Future shows like this one will be offered as exclusive content to those pledging $5 a month or above. On this BonusCast, Diane shares an interview she conducted with writer Robert…
63 - The Life and Afterlife of Elvis Presley
Aug 23, 2015 • 36 min
Being born into poverty does not usually relegate someone into a life of superstardom. Such was the life of Elvis Presley. The legacy of Elvis lives on whether it be his influence on music, style or entertainment. After his death, it was popular for there…
Positively Scary Arachnid - or - PSA
Aug 21, 2015 • 7 min
We’ve added a new level to our sponsorship rewards! Hear all about the details regarding becoming an Executive Producer of the podcast (yes, you can put that on your resume!) and gaining access to our new Haunted True Crime BonusCast. The first one is…
62 - Moses Cone Manor
Aug 17, 2015 • 52 min
Moses Cone Manor is also known as Flat Top Manor & is located in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in North Carolina. The tales that surround the manor include tales of moving furniture, ominous noises, strange happenings and even grave robbing. Our…
61 - Salem Witch Trials
Aug 10, 2015 • 55 min
Salem & witches have become intertwined through the years and a study in human psychology surrounding the events of the Salem Witch Trials reveals a heinous side to humanity. The use of the terminology “witch hunt” was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials.…
60 - Danvers State Hospital
Aug 3, 2015 • 38 min
Danvers State Hospital sits on land that once was inhabited by Native Americans. A state hospital was built here that became home to the terminally, drastically and mentally ill. Years of abuse and deaths have led what used to be Danvers State Hospital to…
59 - Haunted Plymouth, Massachusetts
Jul 29, 2015 • 49 min
The history of the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts is unique in that most Americans are familiar with the start of this settlement and that is why it is known as “America’s Hometown.” After all, we have a national holiday inspired by events that took…
HGB BonusCast 6
Jul 27, 2015 • 16 min
On this BonusCast, we take the listeners behind the scenes and share our introductory conversation with Patrick Keller of the Big Seance Podcast before we get into talking about the Myrtles Plantation. We also have outtakes featuring our bloopers and…
58 - The Baker Hotel
Jul 23, 2015 • 24 min
Mineral Wells, Texas is most famous for the mineral springs found there. In the early 1900s, the city became a place for those seeking healing from the curative effects of the mineral springs. Lodging for these guests was the Baker Hotel. There are more…
57 - Queen’s Park
Jul 19, 2015 • 33 min
Queen’s Park in Toronto is a beautiful park in Canada. Within it’s borders lies the legislative building. Some that enjoyed the park are doing so in the afterlife. There are at least five spirits encountered at the Legislative Building. There was another…
56 - The Myrtles Plantation
Jul 14, 2015 • 70 min
Today we have Patrick Keller of The Big Seance Podcast! Patrick is a paranormal investigator who visited the Myrtles Plantation. Myrtles Plantation is full of Southern Charm. The story behind the hauntings is tragic and many people claim to have had…
55 - The Old Charleston Jail
Jul 9, 2015 • 28 min
The Old Jail in Charleston, South Carolina is a beautiful building that dates back to the early 1800s. The jail has seen its share of thieves, murderers and even pirates. A stone building that has stood for centuries is home to the spirits of those who…
54 - The Buxton Inn
Jul 4, 2015 • 27 min
Since 1812, the Buxton Inn is Ohio’s oldest continuously operating inn that has stayed in the same location/building. Based on the experiences of patrons and employees, it would seem that the inn is so inviting, many spirits have decided to stay here in…
53 - Alcatraz
Jun 29, 2015 • 34 min
Off the shores of San Francisco, California lies a rocky island with the infamous name “Alcatraz”. Before the likes of Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly & Robert “Birdman” Stroud came to “The Rock,” the island housed a lighthouse & a military prison. Not just…
52 - The Cecil Hotel
Jun 24, 2015 • 31 min
The Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles is not a place where most people would want to rent a room. It has a creepy and murderous past that includes suicides, disappearances, murders & serial killers. The hotel made news in 2013 when the funny tasting…
51 - Monte Cristo Homestead
Jun 19, 2015 • 46 min
The Monte Cristo Homestead is considered to be the most haunted house in Australia. Today, we are joined again by our friend from Down Under, Freya, and we are going to share the history and hauntings of this beautiful home in New South Wales. After you…
HGB BonusCast 5
Jun 16, 2015 • 23 min
In this fifth BonusCast from HGB, you will hear a bit about the phenomenon that is the podcast Lore, which is currently taking iTunes by storm, and you will also hear a clip from Diane’s co-hosting adventure on The 9th Story Podcast - you know the clip…
50 - The Legend of the Devil’s Footprints
Jun 14, 2015 • 26 min
The legend surrounding the Devil’s Footprints dates back to 1855. The Devil’s Footprints is an unexplained mystery. The only theory that has really survived the test of time is that the Devil paid a visit to Devon, England and made his way bouncing around…
49 - Pocatello High School
Jun 9, 2015 • 22 min
Pocatello High School in Idaho is school that has made the top ten on a very unique list. Pocatello is one of the top ten scariest high schools in America! Closed circuit TV has picked up strange anomalies. Pocatello has seen several deaths. One of these…
48 - Waardenburg Castle
Jun 4, 2015 • 30 min
Waardenburg Castle sits in the woods of Waardenburg Village in the Netherlands. The castle has survived for centuries, enduring wars including World War II, pillaging, passing through the hands of many families and severe demolition. The castle is both…
47 - Gunter Hotel
May 30, 2015 • 17 min
The Gunter Hotel is a historic hotel owned by Sheraton that is located in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. The hotel provides high end accommodations and amenities that include an old time barber shop. There is more than meets the eye at the Gunter Hotel…
HGB Road Trip 2015 - Nashville
May 25, 2015 • 20 min
History Goes Bump is roadtripping and this is the final episode from the road! Diane and Denise visited Music City, better known as Nashville and took in some of the historic buildings and a ghost tour with Nashville Ghost Tours. On this show, they share…
HGB Road Trip 2015 - St. Charles
May 23, 2015 • 17 min
History Goes Bump is road tripping and stopped over in St. Charles, Missouri. This beautiful historic downtown area is a treasure of history and hauntings! Lewis and Clark left on their historic expedition from this area. Michael Henry was the tour guide…
HGB Road Trip 2015 - Haunted Farmland
May 22, 2015 • 20 min
History Goes Bump spent a few days in the middle of Iowa farmland, hanging out with family. Our location just happened to be a spot where some unexplained experiences have occurred. Denise and Diane are joined by special guest hosts, Jordan, our eleven…
HGB Road Trip 2015 - Chicago
May 19, 2015 • 34 min
History Goes Bump is in Chicago. Denise and Diane share a brief history of the city and several of the haunted locations in the city. Highlights include Resurrection Cemetery, the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, the Hull House, the Water Tower…
HGB Road Trip 2015, Day 2 - Louisville
May 17, 2015 • 17 min
Denise and Diane have traveled to Louisville, Kentucky on Day 2 of the History Goes Bump Road Trip 2015. They share a brief history of the city and the hauntings that have been a part of the city for decades, including those at Waverley Hills Sanatorium!
HGB Road Trip 2015 - Chattanooga
May 16, 2015 • 18 min
Denise and Diane have hit the road and they are taking listeners with them! Here is Day 1 of Road Trip 2015 with their first stop in Chattanooga! Listen as they travel from Chattanooga to Louisville, Kentucky and share a brief history of Chattanooga and…
46 - Norwich State Hospital
May 14, 2015 • 31 min
Norwich State Hospital in Connecticut served as a place of treatment for the mentally ill for a hundred years. Treatment methods were arcane torturous. Places that harbor pain and suffering seem to capture the energy for all eternity & that energy tends…
45 - The History and Haunting of Dolls
May 9, 2015 • 44 min
Dolls are one of the oldest, original toys. Not all dolls are for play. Sometimes they are used in religious rites, for magic or education. Dolls are made to resemble human beings. Could some of them contain a soul or spirit? Join us as we explore a brief…
44 - Haunted Disneyland
May 4, 2015 • 42 min
The Haunted Mansion at California’s Disneyland Resort is one of the park’s more famous and beloved attractions. What if that mansion were really haunted? Could a park that was the heart and soul of Walt Disney go on without his spirit somehow sticking…
43 - Valley of the Kings
Apr 29, 2015 • 33 min
Egypt is a land of ancient treasures. Pharaohs were honored in death with immense pyramids. The Old Kingdom of Egypt built monuments in Giza and the Nile Delta. The New Kingdom pharaohs of Egypt wanted to be buried closer to their dynastic roots. This…
42 - Leap Castle
Apr 24, 2015 • 28 min
Leap Castle in Ireland began in blood and death and is one of the longest continually inhabited castles in the world. The history of castle is rich and spans centuries of war and fires. Leap Castle has many stories of the supernatural. The most well known…
41 - Tranquille Sanatorium
Apr 19, 2015 • 32 min
On the outskirts of Kamloop, British Columbia lies the remains of a once thriving city for the sick. Tranquille Sanatorium is a complex made up of over forty buildings that housed the sick and the handicapped. The grounds were beautiful and tranquil. But…
40 - Australia’s Port Arthur
Apr 14, 2015 • 68 min
Today’s episode features a special guest co-host! Seventeen year old Welsh/Australian Freya joins us to share the history and hauntings, including her own experience! Port Arthur is a World Heritage site featuring former Australian jail sites and an open…
39 - Hotel Jerome
Apr 9, 2015 • 31 min
Hotel Jerome is located in the city of Aspen in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The luxury hotel provides high end amenities in a truly historic building. Hotel Jerome was built by a man who wanted it to be a model of excellence for years to come. The…
38 - The Lemp Mansion
Apr 4, 2015 • 33 min
The Lemp family and lager beer go hand in hand. What started out as a grocery business grew into a beer empire in St. Louis, Missouri that brought success and wealth to the Lemp family. But the history of the Lemp family is far from happy. Their story is…
HGB BonusCast 4 - Outtakes
Mar 31, 2015 • 6 min
As a special thank you to our listeners, here is BonusCast 4 featuring some outtakes from the show. We’re not sure you’ll think of it as much of a gift, but we pull back the curtain to reveal we aren’t perfect…shocking we know! Enjoy!
37 - Lord Milner Hotel
Mar 31, 2015 • 34 min
The Lord Milner Hotel appears to be a mash-up of old Victorian London and a medieval castle. The hotel is located in Matjiesfontein on the Grand Karoo in South Africa and sits along national highway N1 that links Cape Town to Johannesburg. The hotel is…
36 - Island Hotel and Restaurant
Mar 26, 2015 • 34 min
The Island Hotel and Restaurant in Cedar Key in Florida was originally a general store. The building material used was Tabby, a mixture of oyster shells, sand and limestone. The structure has lasted 155 years. The building has survived severe weather, the…
35 - The Life and Afterlife of Marilyn Monroe
Mar 21, 2015 • 46 min
No other actress has ever had the notoriety and fame quite like Marilyn Monroe. She was a legend, and that legend has only grown since her untimely death. Her personal life was a tale fit for the silver screen filled with torrid love affairs that included…
34 - Kilmainham Gaol
Mar 16, 2015 • 34 min
Kilmainham Gaol holds a place in the annals of Ireland’s fight for independence and has a history that spans over two centuries. Today, it is the largest unoccupied prison in the country and is now a museum. Past prisoners included notable…
33 - Morse Mill Hotel
Mar 11, 2015 • 29 min
The Morse Mill Hotel in Hillsboro, Missouri is rich in history and ghost stories too. The location has been a private residence, tavern and inn, and also a hospital for the Confederate wounded during the Civil War. During Prohibition, this building was…
32 - Seguin Island Lighthouse
Mar 6, 2015 • 28 min
Seguin Island is an island off of Maine, is home to Maine’s tallest and second oldest lighthouse, Seguin Island Lighthouse. This lighthouse is known by its more common name, Seguin Light, and dates back to the birth of America, while boasting a rich…
31 - Oliver House
Mar 1, 2015 • 34 min
The Oliver House Bed & Breakfast is located in Bisbee, Arizona. Bisbee is a quaint town with a historic mining background. This town has a rich history of gambling, prostitution and murder. Although quiet today, Bisbee’s long dead residents still seem to…
HGB BonusCast 3 - Ghosts and the Bible
Feb 26, 2015 • 48 min
On this BonusCast Diane & Denise are unedited and unscripted as they discuss the Biblical view of ghosts. They examine the general belief in the Church about ghosts, which is way oversimplified and not Biblical. Then they look at a couple of ghost…
30 - Aokigahara Forest in Japan
Feb 24, 2015 • 38 min
Near Mount Fuji in Japan lies a forest that is 14sq miles & is referred to as the Sea of Trees. The forest’s official name is Aokigahara Forest. It is notorious for its reputation as a place people go to die by their own hand. Many call this wooded area…
29 - The Life and Afterlife of Mark Twain
Feb 19, 2015 • 42 min
Mark Twain authored some of the most beloved stories in American literature. Everyone knows the story of Tom Sawyer, but most don’t know the details of Mark Twain’s life. His was one of literary genius, but also of financial ruin and pain when it came to…
28 - St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
Feb 14, 2015 • 39 min
The most notorious gangster shooting in history occurred on a day that was meant for the veneration of a saint & for the commercialization of love: St. Valentine’s Day. This was the era of Prohibition and rival Mafia family feuding. Join Denise & Diane in…
27 - Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery
Feb 11, 2015 • 25 min
Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery has only been open for a couple of years, but the history behind the building is extensive. Some people who come to this establishment get more than just a nice meal and the chance to sample an originally crafted beer. Some…
26 Grace Dieu Priory
Feb 7, 2015 • 29 min
In Leicestershire, England the ruins of a religious settlement can be found that was once the Grace Dieu Priory. Despite most of the structure being gone, people from all around the world come to visit the site for various reasons. Many people believe the…
25 - Rockwood Mansion
Feb 2, 2015 • 35 min
Delaware is one of America’s original thirteen colonies. The city of Wilmington is home to a mansion that is situated off Marsh Road that was formally called Rockwood Mansion. The mansion is old and beautiful as well as being haunted. This home is…
HGB Bonuscast 2
Jan 30, 2015 • 52 min
In Bonuscast #2, we share an interview we did in October before Halloween of 2014 with the Writestream Radio Network. The interview was done at Blog Talk Radio, so we apologize for the horrible audio quality. Host and writer Daria DiGiovanni picks both of…
24 - The Legend of Black Aggie
Jan 28, 2015 • 28 min
Urban legends are the folklore of America. One such story is the legend of Black Aggie that has its origins in the Druid Ridge Cemetery. Could a simple cemetery statuary be cursed? Is someone reaching out from the afterlife? Who is Black Aggie and what is…
23 - The Haunted Kremlin
Jan 23, 2015 • 33 min
Our focus is on the Moscow Kremlin, which is simply known today as The Kremlin. As the seat of government, the Kremlin has seen many leaders come and go. Some of those leaders never left and their spirits still roam the halls of this magnificent building.…
22 - Octagon Hall
Jan 18, 2015 • 40 min
Octagon Hall in Franklin, Kentucky has the distinction of being the most unique house in the state of Kentucky. Octagon Hall and the entire property that makes up the plantation it was built upon, survived the Civil War and occupation by the Union Army.…
21 - Haunted Chico Hot Springs Lodge
Jan 13, 2015 • 29 min
Just north of Yellowstone National Park, Montana, lies the Chico Hot Springs Lodge. The Lodge has been a vacation getaway for over a century. Those hot springs attracted people not only seeking relaxation, but those looking for a cure for their various…
20 - Chillingham Castle
Jan 8, 2015 • 29 min
Chillingham Castle is a castle that was built in the 12th century and resides in Northumberland, England. Initially a monastery and then a stronghold used for defense through centuries of fighting between England and Scotland. It is reportedly one of the…
19 - Edinburgh Castle
Jan 3, 2015 • 31 min
Edinburgh is considered one of the most haunted cities in Europe and Edinburgh Castle is its most haunted location. Scientific studies have been conducted within the Castle walls and paranormal investigators from around the world have visited the place…
HGB Bonuscast 1
Jan 1, 2015 • 18 min
This first Bonuscast from History Goes Bump takes listeners behind the scenes and shares some outtakes from the show that were never meant to make it to air as well as some behind the scenes information. A listener also shares her tribe’s beliefs when it…
18 - Haunted Iceland and its Folklore
Dec 29, 2014 • 37 min
Iceland is a gorgeous country, but the history and lore of Iceland is amazing as well. Diane and Denise share the historic beginnings of Iceland and then discuss the legends and lore of Iceland including elves and the Yule Lads. In this podcast you will…
History Goes Bump Podcast Christmas Special 2014
Dec 24, 2014 • 67 min
Come gather round the cyber fire as we share a most wonderful holiday tradition! We are sharing ghost tales as we wait for the arrival of Santa Claus! We share a brief history of the Christmas tradition of telling “scary ghost stories” and then two…
17 - Australia’s Quarantine Station
Dec 21, 2014 • 33 min
We’re going Down Under! Quarantine Station is a heritage site located in Manly, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. The location was used as a quarantine station from 1833 until 1983. This site is reportedly one of the most haunted locations in all of…
16 - The Life and Afterlife of John Lennon
Dec 16, 2014 • 37 min
Thirty-four years ago this month, the world lost a music legend in an unexpected way outside of the Dakota on Central Park West in New York City: assasination. The story of John Lennon - his life, death and afterlife - is seasoned with legend and mystery.…
15 - Outside The Gate
Dec 11, 2014 • 55 min
This episode features clips from a ghost tour Denise and Diane went on in St. Augustine, Florida and the history and hauntings of the area right around the Old City Gate and walls that includes the Huguenot Cemetery. Hear about Elizabeth and Judge John…
14 - Hyde Hall
Dec 6, 2014 • 30 min
Hyde Hall is a beautiful classical country mansion built by George Clarke in New York. The setting is Glimmerglass State Park, which is named for the gorgeous lake located there. Hyde Hall not only has a rich familial history, but a haunting one as well…
13 - The Queen Mary
Nov 30, 2014 • 34 min
Today’s episode features the grand ocean liner, The Queen Mary. Her rich history includes not only providing superior and opulent accomodations for the rich and famous, but service during World War II. The reports of hauntings aboard the ship are just as…
12 - The Stanley Hotel
Nov 25, 2014 • 54 min
The Stanley Hotel has gained much of its present day fame and notoriety from Stephen King’s book The Shining. The Stanley Hotel is so much more than just an inspiration for a horror book and movie. This episode is a roundtable discussion with Colorado…
11 - The 1886 Crescent Hotel
Nov 21, 2014 • 30 min
The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa was and is a luxurious hotel that holds more than just elegant furnishings and hospitality within its walls. It is considered one of the most haunted hotels in America. From deaths during construction to the evil practices…
10 - The Shanley Hotel in New York
Nov 16, 2014 • 28 min
The quaint and beautifully located historic Shanley Hotel in New York is the subject of today’s podcast. The hotel has a rich past and is today considered one of the most haunted hotels on the east coast. The Moment in Oddity features Moeraki Boulders and…
9 - Haunted Historic Marietta Georgia
Nov 10, 2014 • 33 min
Diane and Denise take the History Goes Bump Podcast on the road to Marietta, Georgia. They took a wonderful ghost tour hosted by Ghosts of Marietta and in this episode they share their research as well as the tales of ghosts from Ghost Host Charlotte.…
8 - The Mysterious Podcast
Nov 5, 2014 • 33 min
This 8th episode of HGB features two haunted locations: Mystery Manor in Omaha, Nebraska and the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. Mystery Manor is a well known haunted attraction that actually has real haunts. The Winchester Mystery House…
History Goes Bump Halloween Special 2014
Oct 31, 2014 • 66 min
This is the History Goes Bump Halloween Special. Join us as we share a brief history of Halloween and then we share listeners true ghost stories that are sure to chill you to the bone! Haunted theaters, homes and the return of loved ones!
7 - The Villisca Axe Murder House
Oct 27, 2014 • 25 min
On today’s episode, we feature fecal transplants in our Moment in Oddity and the patenting of barbed wire for This Day in History. The main subject of the show is the horrific true crime and haunting of the Moore home in Villisca, Iowa. The infamous crime…
6 - The Legend of Bloody Mary
Oct 23, 2014 • 32 min
This sixth episode features a story about a king and restaurant owner in the Moment in Oddity and John Dillinger’s gang’s first bank heist on the Day in History. The main topic of the show is urban legends with a focus on the legend of Bloody Mary. Ever…
5 - Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Oct 18, 2014 • 20 min
On the fifth episode of the History Goes Bump Podcast, Diane and Denise discuss the history and the hauntings of the glamorous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The Moment in Oddity features some human skin shoes and This Day in History features the Nuremburg…
4 - Molly Brown House
Oct 13, 2014 • 45 min
On this episode, Diane and Denise are joined by Colorado Historian Annette Student to discuss Molly Brown and the Molly Brown House in Denver, Colorado. The Moment in Oddity features James Dean’s cursed car and the Day in History features the Gray Ghost…
3 - The Poe Show
Oct 7, 2014 • 33 min
In this third episode of the History Goes Bump Podcast, the Moment in Oddity features the Female Stranger Grave. On this day in 1849, Edgar Allan Poe died and this episode is about him and dedicated to him. Was Poe really a drug addled womanizing…
2 - The Stanley Theater
Oct 4, 2014 • 29 min
In today’s episode, the show begins with Diane and Denise discussing haunted cemeteries everybody should visit. The Moment in Oddity is about a Jesus statue with real teeth, the Day in History is about Mt. Rushmore and the subject of the show is the…
1 - Ripley’s Odditorium in St. Augustine
Sep 9, 2014 • 36 min
In this premiere of the History Goes Bump Podcast, hosts Diane and Denise introduce themselves and the podcast to the audience. Following that is the “Moment in Odd History” featuring The Great Serpent mound, “This Day in History” featuring the…