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Haunted Talks - The Official Podcast of The Haunted Walk

Haunted Talks is the official podcast of Haunted Walks Inc. Each show features interesting conversations with experts in the field of the paranormal, dark history, science, tourism....or really anything we think you'd enjoy!!
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Jan 17, 2020
We put our collective psychic abilities to the test during our 3rd annual predictions episode. Haunted Walk CEO & Founder, Glen Shackleton, joins us as we predict the future and review how we did with our wild guesses about 2019.
Jan 10, 2020

Our annual "Behold the Future" episode is almost here! Be sure to play along with our group predictions on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and to enter your own.

Dec 27, 2019

We conclude our series of telling Victorian ghost stories with an absolute gem. A.M. Burrage's "One Who Saw" is a masterpiece of mood, atmosphere and anticipation. Late one a night, a hotel guest observes a strange and alluring figure sitting in the courtyard. Who is she? And what is her secret?

Dec 20, 2019

We continue our series reviving the Victorian tradition of reading ghost stories aloud during the Christmas season. The Toll-House written by W.W. Jacobs and first published in a book of his short stories in 1909, is unquestionably one of the best haunted house stories in British literature. Featuring special guest narrator, Margo MacDonald!

Dec 13, 2019

During the Victorian era, the reading aloud of ghost stories was a very common practice. Particularly at holiday parties and family gathering. Over the next few episodes we will be reviving this tradition. We start with Charles Dickens' other supernatural classic, The Signalman. Which some argue, is the greatest ghost story ever written.

Nov 29, 2019
In April 1878, everyone in and around Boston was talking about the Haunted House on Kirkland Street. The news coverage drew thousands of spectators to come and see the mysterious home for themselves. Each wanted to catch a glimpse of the frightening and unusual activity that had been plaguing the Marsh family. Perhaps more importantly, they wanted to know if there was a body buried in the basement.
 
Oct 31, 2019

Happy Halloween! We have a special treat for you on the spookiest day of the year. Ring the doorbell (press play) to find out! 🔔🚪

Oct 25, 2019

Nestled away in the gorgeous countryside of rural Ireland is one of the world’s most haunted castles. It has been a place of betrayal, murder, confinement and intense suffering. Home to restless spirits, monstrous demons, and a dark secret hidden beneath the floorboards, this is the grim story of Castle Leap.

Oct 16, 2019

The Enfield Poltergeist is a case that must give the most ardent skeptics pause. The story is not only terrifying, but spanning 2 years, it is also one of the most well-documented hauntings in history. There were many firsthand witnesses and hundreds of hours of audio recordings from inside the haunted house. All of which beg the question, how much evidence is enough? In the episode, we will explore the unsettling events and closely examine the key evidence that make the Enfield Poltergeist such a compelling and frightening case. (View Images)

Sep 27, 2019

This summer we gave ourselves a challenge. Could we definitively solve an urban legend about the Fairmont Château Laurier, one of Canada's most well-known (and haunted) hotels? After months of research, we believe we have uncovered the new evidence that decisively settles the matter. You can also check our blog post: "Château Laurier Mystery Solved!"

Sep 20, 2019

Vicksburg, Mississippi has a dark & troubled history. Sitting high above the Mississippi River, it was a key strategic position for the Confederate Army during the US Civil War. The Union attempted two unsuccessful assaults, before laying siege and bombarding the city for 47 days straight . There were over 20,000 casualties. We are joined by Morgan Gates, owner of Haunted Vicksburg, to discuss the city’s history and its many ghost stories.

Sep 6, 2019
When we heard they had a "Booze & Boos Ghost Tour", we knew we had to talk to the good folks at Columbus Ghost Tours in Ohio. We are joined by co-owner Bucky Cutright to talk about the tour experience and why he is so passionate about dark history. He also shares with us one of his favourite ghost stories from the city, which incredibly includes an old penitentiary, a reference to hockey, and almost unbelievable synchronicities. 
Aug 23, 2019

We head to the West Coast to continue our conversations with some of the best ghost tour companies in the world. Ross Allison is not only the owner of Spooked in Seattle, he is also the Pacific Northwest’s only full-time paranormal investigator. He shares with us some of his favourite ghost stories from the "Emerald City" and the disturbing tale of Mr. Creepy, a haunted doll in his museum.

Aug 16, 2019

The Coral Castle, located in Homestead, Florida, is one of the most amazing & mysterious structures ever built. It was constructed by one man, who quarried, fashioned & transported megalithic blocks of rock (some weighing as much as 30 tons) setting them in place without assistance or modern machinery. In the episode, we will be exploring the mystery, including the strange magnetic properties of the site, with David Pierce Rodriguez of PRISM Paranormal Research and Ken Bourke from the Coral Castle Museum.

Aug 2, 2019

On February 4th, 1880, Canada’s most notorious family, The Black Donnellys, were massacred in their home by a vigilante group of their neighbours. We take you inside the Donnelly legend. What happened on that fateful night? Were the Donnellys “evil” or convenient scapegoats? Do their restless spirits still linger at the place where they met such a violent end?

Listener Advisory: This episode does contain descriptions of significant violence.

Jul 26, 2019

The spectators looked on in horror as the plane crumpled like paper and came crashing down. It was Scotland's first fatal aircraft accident. The pilot, though dead, would fly yet again. This is the story of Lt. Desmond Arthur and the phantom flyers of the Montrose Airfield.

Jul 19, 2019
Special Episode! We turn the show over to our good friends at Ghostly Walks in Victoria, British Columbia. They explore some of the best ghost stories from our home province of Ontario. The episode features three storytellers from The Haunted Walk!
Jul 12, 2019

Sharpsburg, Maryland is a place heavy with the weight of history. It was site of The Battle of Antietam during the Civil War. The battle was the bloodiest day in the history of the United States with over 22,000 dead, wounded, or missing. We explore the history and legends of the area with Mark Brugh, owner of Sharpsburg Civil War Ghost Tours. Mark also hosts his own Civil War podcast

Jul 5, 2019
This summer we'll be visiting with some of the best ghost tour companies in the world. Our road trip begins on the West Coast. Home of streetcars, The Rock and the Golden Gate Bridge. We get a personal tour of the city from Christian Cagigal, owner of The San Francisco Ghost Hunt!
May 10, 2019

In 1912, a local newspaper in Pennsylvania, The Times Leader, ran a ghost story contest for Halloween. Their “Ghost Editor” was drowned by a flood of over 1,000 spooky submissions from enthusiastic readers. 100 years later, we sort through those entries and share the best and most frightening tales. 

Apr 11, 2019

In honour of International Pet Day, we explore one of the most intriguing (and sniffle-inducing) ghost stories about the unique bond between us and our animal friends. Silent movie sex symbol, Rudolph Valentino, loved his Doberman, Kabar. The two were inseparable. When the heartthrob died unexpectedly at a young age, his beloved pooch went to incredible lengths to try to find him – including from beyond the grave. See photos of Valentino and Kabar.

 

Mar 29, 2019

Is it possible that in 1924 a Chicago firefighter was not only able to predict his own death, but send a ghostly message from beyond the grave? We are joined by Adam Selzer (Mysterious Chicago) and Father John McNalis (Chicago Fire Department Chaplain) to explore the story of Frank Leavy and Curran Hall fire.

See photos of Frank Leavy and the Curran Hall fire on our episode page.

Feb 22, 2019

What would you do if you saw a ghost? We chat with Haunted Walk of Toronto tour guide, Rogue Benjamin, about the night she was witnesses to one of the most compelling ghost sightings in company history. She also shares with us what she loves about giving ghost tours, how she became a professional Cosplayer, and details about her newly published book, Willow's Story.

Jan 18, 2019

Using their intuition, logic and psychic abilities, can our audience correctly predict what is going to happen in 2019? How did they do with their predictions for 2018? Was Jim or Glen able to outguess the power of the hive mind? We reveal all in the first episode of the New Year!

Dec 7, 2018

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. 

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