Would you buy a haunted doll or a possessed puppet? Every day on eBay, people are doing just that, sometimes spending hundreds of dollars on these very unique and disturbing children’s toys. We figured there was no way better to explore this intriguing subculture than to jump right in. Luckily, the founder of The Haunted Walk, Glen Shackleton, is really bothered by creepy dolls - they freak him out. We decided that nothing would make a better Christmas gift for Glen, than letting him choose his own haunted doll (see pics). To make it even more fun, we didn’t tell him the topic of this episode before we sat him down to make his choice.
In this special Remembrance Day episode, we share 5 stories of extreme Canadian courage and sacrifice from the front lines. May these incredible stories serve as a tribute to all of the men and women who have bravely served our country and defended our most cherished values. We will remember them. 🌺
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Watch your step as you board your Doom Buggy for a behind the scenes look at the most popular haunted houses in the world. From the decade long struggle to open the attraction, to the incredible ride mechanics and effects, to the creepy legends and bits of trivia...welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion!
Close to 100 years after his tragic death, the name "Houdini" is still synonymous with the unbelievable, the spectacular, and the magical. His illusions and stunts were legendary. But, was he able to pull off his grand finale and successfully send a message to his wife from beyond the grave?
Our friends from the "Notice History" podcast takeover this episode of Haunted Talks and join us for a walk!!! They turn the tables (microphone?) on us and ask about how and why we use history in our tours and what role it plays in how we promote our adventures to guests. Some of the answers are quite surprising!
When we heard about a ghost tour company that offers experiences in both Australia and the UK (some 16,000 KM apart!), we knew we had to invite them to be guests on the show. We are joined by the "ghost tour nomad", Jacqui Travaglia, owner of Lantern Ghost Tours, to chat about her business and her favourite ghost stories.
The people on Canada's East Coast are known to be some of the friendliest and most hospitable in the country. But, they also love a good ghost story. Our next stop, in our tour of the best ghost tours in the world, takes us to picturesque St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador. Legendary storyteller and proprietor of The Haunted Hike, Dale Jarvis, drops by to share one of his favourite spooky stories from the city.
This week as we continue our tour of the best and most interesting ghost tour companies in the world, we take a short trip over the Canada and US border, to the land of Ben & Jerry's, Bernie Sanders, and natural beauty - we are heading to Burlington, Vermont. Luckily for us, it also an area full of ghost stories, tall tales and cool history. Joining us is Vermont's unofficial Queen of Halloween, Thea Lewis, the owner of Queen City Ghostwalk.
One of the world’s most chilling mysteries! What could explain why a group of expert Russian skiers cut their way out of their own tent in the middle of a freezing cold night and wandered off into the dark without jackets and in bare feet? Avalanche? Animal attack? Military testing? Or…something much more sinister? Join us as we investigate!
Imagine waking up in the middle night to find a strange man standing in you bedroom brandishing an axe. It sounds like the plot of a slasher movie, but for the people of New Orleans in the early 1900s, this was no fictional plot. The city was being terrorized. A deranged monster was repetitively breaking into the homes of Italian grocers. The unsuspecting victims, including children, were maimed or murdered as they slept. As the number of victims grew, so did the apprehension in the city, and the pressure on the police to bring the killer to justice. We explore the shocking turn of events with Miriam C. Davis, author of “The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story”.
"Shiverpool" is one of world's best and most awesomely named ghost tour companies. We chat with Artistic Director, Lucy Carew about their award-winning and dramatic tours of Liverpool, UK. How haunted is the city - aside from the Beatles fans? We find out. Lucy gives us chills sharing one of Liverpool's most beloved ghost stories and cautionary tales.
There is no city in the world like New York City. Chock-full of dark history and haunted buildings, there is a reason it is the city that never sleeps. We take a tour of some of the more obscure sights with Andrea Janes, owner and founder of Boroughs of the Dead: Macabre New York City Walking Tours.
If paranormal activity is related to places of extreme trauma and loss of life, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, must be one of the most haunted places in the United States. As we continue our tour of the best ghost tour companies in the world, we are joined by Joe Svehla, manager of Ghostly Images of Gettysburg. He shares with us some of his experiences leading ghost tours of one of the Civil War’s most important, and bloodiest, battlefields.
As we continue our tour of the best ghost tour companies in the world, we head to Canada’s west coast and visit Victoria, British Columbia. We are joined by renowned storyteller, John Adams of Ghostly Walks, who shares with us his thoughts on Victoria’s unique history, geography and culture, and how they all contribute to making it the most haunted place in the Pacific Northwest. Of course, he has a few great ghost stories to tell.
There are few buildings in Canada with a history as dark and twisted as Ravenscrag in Montreal. Once the opulent mansion of the wealthiest man in the country, it became the site of covert CIA brainwashing experiments that destroyed the lives of hundreds of people. And, perhaps not surprisingly, it has a few ghost stories. To breakdown this incredible and unsettling story, we are joined by Haunted Montreal’s Donovan King.
This summer we are going to take you behind the scenes at some of the best ghost tour companies in the world. Our first stop is in Salem, Massachusetts – a dream destination for dark history enthusiasts! Our good friends at The Salem Night Tour show us around and share some of their favourite ghost stories.
Telling scary stories around the campfire is a beloved summer tradition. In this episode, we are joined by two master Canadian storytellers, Barbara Smith and Dan Yashinsky, who share with us some of their favourite campfire ghost stories, give us tips to help us better tell our own, and discuss the power and importance of sharing stories with each other.
Jaymes White is a mindreader. His uncanny ability to know what people are thinking has baffled and delighted sold-out audiences across Canada. Join us as he demonstrates his remarkable talents with our in-studio audience and shares some of his tricks of the trade. Also, towards the end of the show, we make a MAJOR announcement about the summer that you are not going to want to miss!
At one time or another, most of us have fantasized about disappearing into the night and starting a new life somewhere else under a new name. The idea of shedding our identity, like a snake would shed its skin, can be a tempting prospect when the pressures of life become overwhelming. Could you go to the ultimate extreme, and fake your own death to change the course of your life? We are joined by Elizabeth Greenwood, author of “Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud”.
Headlines from around the world recently declared a major breakthrough in the Amelia Earhart mystery. We are joined by Keith O’Brien, author of “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History" as we explore the life and disappearance of an American Icon, and the powerful new report which claims to know her fate.
Full of terrible twists and unsettling turns, the Hinterkaifeck Murders are one of the world’s most chilling mysteries. What was the motive for such a night of terror? We search for answers with Edward Chilvers, author of, “Footsteps in the Attic: A True Account of the Slayings at the Hinterkaifeck Farmstead". Due to some of the nightmarish elements of the story, listener discretion is advised.
Can our community BEHOLD THE FUTURE? This month we asked our listeners to make individual and group predictions about events that will happen in 2018. In the episode (featuring special guest co-host, Glen Shackleton, Founder and CEO of The Haunted Walk), we share some of your more intriguing prophecies and examine a few historical predictions that have unbelievably come true. Join us!