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.