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.
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.
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.
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.
The truth is out there. Historical detectives like Lorine McGinnis Schulze use genealogy to solve mysteries. They hunt down old and often forgotten documents and records, looking for clues and new leads. In the episode, Lorine shares the tricks of the trade and three of her most intriguing cases, involving: a missing Grandmother, the burial of a foot, and a photo found lodged in the pages of an old book.
Gary Barrett achieved some every dubious distinctions. He was twice convicted of murder and twice sentence to death. He was the first person executed at a federal penitentiary in Canada. His hanging did not go well. Immediately raising questions about the identity of the unknown hangman.
Read the Warden's letter and see other documents.
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.
Pierre Radisson was a co-founder of The Hudson’s Bay Company. He was also a cannibal. Really. A self-described cannibal. We are joined by Mark Bourrie to discuss his new book, “Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre—Esprit Radisson.” Quite possibly one of the most incredible lives ever lived.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!