You’ve heard of haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted islands...but do you know how a normal place can become a paranormal minefield? Every haunted place on earth has a frightening, real backstory. Greg (Co-Host of Serial Killers and Cults) takes you on an audio tour of a new haunted place, and it’s haunted history, every Thursday. Spooky legends, weird histories, and tales of the supernatural... Listen at your own risk. Haunted Places is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network. New episodes released every Thursday.
“Hundreds of years of slavery and suffering has left a permanent impression on the island of Barbados. In the parish of Christ Church, something stirs beneath the earth, disturbing locals and visitors alike. It is an ancient tomb, intended to be the final resting place of the Chase Family. But trauma runs so deeply in this family’s history, that the dead entombed here have not been able to rest.”
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In Downey, California, a little over ten miles southeast of Los Angeles, lies the Rancho Los Amigos. Since its founding as a poor farm in 1888, the Rancho Los Amigos has seen plenty of traumatic stories pass through its walls… and some of them echo to this very day.
Humans are the most adaptable species on the planet. We endure fierce blizzards, build communities in the blistering heat of the Sahara, erect societies on mountains. Our new podcast, NATURAL DISASTERS reminds us Mother Nature is ultimately always in control.In this clip, we take you through the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, a massive volcanic event that took both native Indonesian peoples and Dutch colonists by surprise. Subscribe to NATURAL DISASTERS to listen to the rest of this episode!
Number 14 West 10th Street may look like an unassuming brownstone, but beneath the surface it is far from normal. The one time residence of author Mark Twain, this building is the epicenter of what may be Manhattan’s most haunted block. So if you find yourself in this Greenwich Village building, be wary… the dark past of this house might send you a visitor…Parcasters - Ervil LeBaron was convinced that he was destined to rule over Earth as god’s chosen disciple, but so did his brother. Learn more about the LeBaron Clan this week on Cults! Subscribe to Cults on Spotify to listen now!
Since before recorded history, these churning waters in Queensland Australia have claimed the lives of people foolish enough to try swimming there. And when your body is sucked into the crushing depths, it may take days to recover. And your soul might stay there forever, trapped by the indigenous spirits that call the place home...Parcasters - This week on Crimes of Passion we take on the infamous case of Lorena and John Bobbitt! You won’t want to miss this one! Listen today on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
Just outside of New Orleans lies swampland, and looks like any other in the state of Louisiana. Don’t be fooled. The Manchac Swamp features a dark history, including a voodoo priestess who haunts the area to this day and mysterious cajun werewolves lurking around every corner.Sponsors!Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code HAUNTED during checkout!
With the first bricks laid for its foundations in the year 70 A.D., the Roman Colosseum was always fated to be the home of extravagance and excessive bloodletting. Its savage and brutal history has scarred the ground upon which it stands, and even to this day, people can still hear the screams of those who died for sport.Parcasters - Is there any truth behind the rumored society that protects the secrets of the Holy Grail? Learn more about the Priory of Sion on this week’s episode of Conspiracy Theories!
Even our national parks aren't safe from ghosts. Located in picturesque Wyoming, the pair of waterfalls have seen more than their share of murders, suicides, and accidental deaths. Visitors to Yellowstone National Park may very well see a spirit above the waterfall, or a nightmarish face in the mist.Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episode details the myth of the 27 Club, you won't want to miss it! Subscribe to The Dark Side Of on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Built in 1884, the Chelsea Hotel has been a beacon of New York City counterculture for over a century. Its bohemian community has included Andy Warhol, Sid Vicious, and Stanley Kubrick. But where there is great creativity, there is often great tragedy. And some residents of this hotel simply refuse to leave.Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!
A beautiful bride, a clumsy porter, a tragic death. The tale of the Bride’s Pool in Hong Kong tells of a terrible accident leading to the drowning of a young bride to be. To this day, she seeks unsuspecting victims she can drag below the surface, hoping to remedy her eternal loneliness. Sponsors!Gabi - Take 2 minutes and see if you can save up to $865 when you go to Gabi.com/HAUNTED.Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/HAUNTED.
This beautiful body of water connects the Caroline Islands in Micronesia. It also holds the largest collection of shipwrecks on planet earth. The United States sunk a number of battleships and aircraft in the Truk Lagoon, all of which are still there to this day... along with the souls of their departed sailors.Sponsors!Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code HAUNTED during checkout!
Pristine and untouchable, this iconic building has been home to various Presidents of the United States for over two hundred years. But the history of the American Presidency is not as spotless as the walls at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - in fact, those who walk the White House grounds often find themselves face to face with ghostly shreds of the nation's past. Parcasters - How does a lie become a life altering conviction? There is no more tragic example than the Bernard Baran case. Find out more today by listening to Not Guilty on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals.
Despite its name, Blackwater River is actually one of the cleanest waterways in the United States. But the things that it hides under its surface are far from ordinary. Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/HAUNTED.
Once a residence for Danish royalty, Dragsholm Castle was later used to hold prisoners of war and enemies of the state. They say you can still hear the groans of those forever trapped in the dungeon, and those entombed alive, brick-by-brick, within the walls. Sponsors!Gabi - Take two minutes and see if you can save up to $865 a year on car insurance at Gabi.com/HAUNTED. There are NO fees, NO forms, and NO spam.
In 1909, this historic and picturesque hotel opened in the beautiful Estes Valley, Colorado. The Stanley Hotel has stood for over one-hundred years, but during that time, this relaxing and lovely vacation place, has also drawn the admiration of the dead, and the dead do not intend to leave anytime soon. Parcasters - This week on Hostage we finish the unbelievable story of a woman held captive for over seven years. Hear the end of this story at parcast.com/hostage
In the former prison colony of Port Arthur, Tasmania, the worst of Australia's criminals were forced to work in an inescapable prison. The monotonous and torturous environment drove these men to desperate actions, and now desperate spirits haunt the port to this day.Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/HAUNTED.
Its dungeons have housed many unfortunate prisoners, many dangerous secrets. So secure was this stronghold, that it was able to bend the will of perhaps the greatest villain in history; Vlad Dracula himself. Parcasters - Who was the Man in the Iron Mask? The king’s brother? The queen’s lovechild? A poor unlucky valet? This week we do our best to find out on Unexplained Mysteries! Available now on parcast.com/unexplained
This slice of untouched beauty on the New Jersey coast offers endless activities for outdoor enthusiasts. But it's the things buried below the surface you have to watch out for -- the lonely grave and the lost military weapons -- these dark secrets lurk behind the idyllic scenery, seeking out only the most vulnerable of souls.Parcasters - Don't miss Hostage this week! Where we tell the story of a South Korean celebrity abducted on orders of the North Korean government, in order to boost their own film industry. Listen now at parcast.com/hostage
This small town in Serbia boasts a meager 700 inhabitants, but rumors of its legacy loom incredibly large. Many have suggested the home to the first vampire in the 1700s was in Kisiljevo. Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off when you go to PairOfThieves.com/HAUNTED.
Once a popular man-made recreational waterfront in Dallas, Texas. White Rock Lake took on a sinister turn after a tragic drowning. The problem was, nobody seems to know when this happened or who really died that day. Parcasters - Checked out Not Guilty yet? We’re following up our examination of the Robert Blake trial with a real corker, the trial of Cythia Payne, the Madam of London. Find out more at parcast.com/notguilty
In 1936, a photographer captured the visage of a specter in what became the most famous picture of a ghost ever taken. The ghost would later be known as the "Brown Lady of Raynham Hall", and her mystery would open the door to a world of dark secrets kept by the wealthy English family.Parcasters - Was George Adamski a conman or genuine UFO observer? Find out on this week's episode of Extraterrestrial! Available now at parcast.com/extraterrestrial
In 1829 this prison in Philadelphia opened its doors with a progressive sense of optimism about employing the most modern and humane version of prison reform. But in the Eastern State Penitentiary was the guards, not the prisoners who ultimately proved this wrong. What followed were punishments so tortuous and vile the evil behind them still lingers in the walls, waiting simply for their cells to be unlocked.Sponsors!Green Chef - For$50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/HAUNTED.
Originally opened in 1888, the Banff Springs Hotel is one of Canada’s preeminent luxury hotels, nestled deep in the wilderness of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. The hotel’s massive size, beautiful architecture, and stunning surroundings drew all sorts of wealthy people to vacation within its rooms. However, some people who stay, never seem to leave. Sponsors!Green Chef - For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/HAUNTED.
While normally a peaceful lake bordering the United States and Canada, numerous lives have been lost due to Lake Superior’s violent storms. Some of those bodies have never been found, and still haunt one of the largest lakes in the world. Sponsors!Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Haunted Place a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Haunted.Robinhood.com.
Originally opened in Louisville, Kentucky in 1910, the Waverly Hills Sanatorium was a state of the art facility built for the treatment of Tuberculosis. Gruesome surgeries, chained up patients, and rampant suffering all called this building home. In recent years, vandals have laid waste to its once pristine interior, but the dead do not take kindly to these intrusions.Parcasters - Curious about US plans for to turn public opinion towards conflict with Cuba during the Cold War? Check out this week's episode of Conspiracy Theories: parcast.com/conspiracy
According to Native American legend, this New Hampshire river is destined to claim the lives of at least three people a year as revenge for the violence carried out by early settlers. Some attribute these deaths due to the Saco River’s deceptively fast waters, others aren’t so sure...Sponsors!Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Haunted Place a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Haunted.Robinhood.com.
Founded in 1899, this is one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles, California. Over its century of operation, Hollywood Forever has seen scandals, grave robbers, earthquakes, floods, and disrepair. Yet, the famous dead still long to be buried among their peers. Some of these deceased stars, refuse to give up the spotlight to this day.Parcasters - If you haven’t checked out our new show, Crimes of Passion, you’re missing out! Listen to our newest episodes on the Jodi Arias trial at parcast.com/passion
On February 1st, 1974, a 25-story building in Sao Paolo, Brazil, suddenly caught fire. The blaze quickly spread throughout the tower, leading to the gruesome deaths of 179 people. The fire was caused by a faulty air conditioner, but many believe the land was cursed long before Joelma was built.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Haunted Places listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code HAUNTED. Go to BetterHelp.com/Haunted.Zola - To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to Zola.com/HAUNTED.
One of the most haunted places in New Orleans, The LaLaurie Mansion has seen years of torture and abuse. Slaves were found chained and tortured in the attic after a fire broke out in the house in 1834. The perpetrator was none other than Madame Delphine LaLaurie herself. This woman’s evil energy remains at the mansion in the French Quarter despite her exile from the United States. Parcasters - To learn about an iconic event in American history, check out our our new episode on John McCain on HOSTAGE, wherever you get your shows. Listen now at parcast.com/hostageSponsors!BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/Haunted to get 10% off your first month with discount code HAUNTED.SugarBearHair - Go to SugarBearHair.com/HAUNTED for amazing hair and a healthier you.
Built in 1145, standing for almost 1,000 years, the Ancient Ram Inn in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, England, is a truly an old and terrifying place to spend an evening. Its solid stones walls were built on grounds used for human sacrifice. Witches have walked and stalked its halls. And one of its most recent owners was haunted by a Succubus who stole his very soul.Sponsors!Robinhood - Get a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Haunted.Robinhood.com.SugarBearHair - Go to SugarBearHair.com/HAUNTED for amazing hair and a healthier you!
Each room at the Jefferson Hotel in Texas is haunted by a different ghost. Room 19, in particular, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young bride from 1870. The groom never showed up to their wedding so she hung herself from the bed. That same bed remains in the room today, where visitors can still hear her cries.Parcasters - This hotel isn’t the only thing haunted by a young dead bride, check out our new podcast CRIMES OF PASSION today! Listen now at parcast.com/passionSponsors!SugarBearHair - Go to SugarBearHair.com/HAUNTED for amazing hair and a healthier you.
Off the coast of Honolulu sits the resting place of 1,102 sailors and Marines killed during one of the darkest days in United States history. The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 would ignite World War II and have lasting effects on national policy. The ever-present pain of the victims continues to linger on the deck of the sunken ship. Sponsors!BetterHelp - Haunted Places listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code HAUNTED when you go to BetterHelp.com/Haunted.
As the fog rolls in, and the sun begins to set, the faint shadow of a man appears pacing the long corridor of Alcatraz. A prisoner at the time of his death in 1936, and a prisoner in the after life. His soul is eternally trapped on the isolated prison off the coast of San Francisco.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Haunted Places listeners get 10% off the first month with discount code HAUNTED.
This tourist destination in the Czech Republic is home to nearly 700 years of ghost stories. The stone Gothic bridge not only connects Old Town to the rest of Prague, but also connects the afterlife to those living today. They say if you dare to go late at night you can see severed heads still dangling from the towers at each end.Parcasters - After this episode of Haunted Places, take the Parcast Bridge over to our new show Extraterrestrial to hear about the abduction of Barney and Betty Hill. Listen at parcast.com/extraterrestrial.
The gold rush brought thousands of British migrants to Australia in the 1850s. Known as “The Maddest Place on Earth,” the colonial government quickly ordered the construction of several mental health facilities outside of Melbourne. The Aradale Mental Hospital housed hundreds of thousands of people deemed “insane.” Most of these people lived out the rest of their lives at the hospital…and continue to haunt the compound today. Parcasters - For more stories of delusion, check out the tragic upbringing of Hercules on our Mythology podcast at parcast.com/mythology
This plagued fortress in Cape Town, South Africa was built in the late 1600s by the Dutch East India Company. The five massive walls were the site of boundless bloody killings. Cursed to never leave the compound, tormented souls are still locked in the torture chamber. For many, the windowless basement is the closest thing to hell on Earth. Sponsors!Zola - To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to Zola.com/HAUNTED.
A shiver goes down the back of your neck. Is it just because of the long drafty hallways? Or were the prisoners of the Ohio State Reformatory trying to whisper a warning to escape before you're unable to leave? Prisoners aren't the only ones still locked in their cells. Guards monitor your every move. Even if you can't see them, you can feel their undying vigilance. Parcast News - Be sure to check out Parcast’s first fictional crime show MIND’S EYE at Parcast.com/MindsEye!
Off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia sits a small, foggy island with iconic, pointed treetops. Those trees once carried the coffins of the dead. Though the coffins are now gone, the bones of the fallen remain. Their dust is mixed on the sands of the shore. Their spirits are the whispering wind, warning all curious wanderers to keep away.Parcast - If this episode piqued your interest in captivity, check out our new show, HOSTAGE! Subscribe today to hear our most recent episode on Shergar, the kidnapped racehorse.Sponsors!Shudder - To try Shudder free for 30 days, go to Shudder.com and use promo code HAUNTED30.
Many years ago a tragedy occurred at the Château de Brissac. This tragedy plagued the house for many years. Now, the one time countess of the beautiful castle lurks in the halls. She haunts the men that visit, hoping to deny them the love that she never received.New Podcast!Parcast - Check out our brand new podcast Mythology at https://www.parcast.com/mythology
The colonizers who came to Nevis Island to build this estate sought wealth and adventure. What they did not know was that the spirits of the island had lived there for a long, long time. Those spirits would do anything to protect the Eden Brown Estate from intrusion.Sponsors!Audible - Get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month by going to Audible.com/PLACES or text PLACES to 500 500.
Smack dab in the center of Tinseltown, The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was first opened in 1927. It is known for celebrity sightings… but not the lively kind. Montgomery Clift and Marilyn Monroe are just a few of the ghosts you might encounter during your stay. Our tip...avoid room 213 at all costs..Sponsors!Care/of - For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter code HAUNTED.
Guided by the spirit of his dearly departed daughter, Petriceicu Bogdan Hasdeu builds an ornate castle in Romania for Iulia. She instructed her father to pay special attention to magic numbers, three and seven, while building the structure in 1894. A young child prodigy, you can still hear Iulia playing the piano throughout the folly house. Sponsors!Parcast - Rate, review and subscribe to our new show Assassinations which premieres November 19th!
If you visit the Whaley House, you might think there was a squatter hiding in the residence. If you’re smart, you’ll be on the lookout for Yankee Jim, whose gruesome execution dropped the property value low enough for the parcel of land to be bought. Sponsors!Parcast - We now have merch for sale! Head to Parcast.com/Merch now!
A young German girl falls to her death when the British army invaded Pulau Ubin in 1914. Plantation workers found her dead body covered in ants at the bottom of the hill. Her ghost still walks to halls of this mysterious mountain temple. Sponsors!Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore out now, only on Prime Video.
Terrorized by the Bell Witch and a creature with the head of a rabbit and body of a dog, the Bell family’s life in Tennessee was far from peaceful. Sponsors!Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore out now, only on Prime Video.
Earl Beardie loved playing cards, he would play until doomsday, with the devil himself. Legend says that a bet with a mysterious stranger cost him his soul. Will you sit down and play a hand?Subscribe now to our new podcast HOSTAGE, featuring the riveting story of Patty Hearst's abduction by the Symbionese Liberation Army.Sponsors!Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore October 19, only on Prime Video.
Some say it is just a tall tale, the story of a father who knew that apple of his son's eye was actually his daughter from an affair, and then locked up the product of their union away in his palace. If it isn't true, what unsettled history is causing the discarnate movements that plague the grounds?Sponsors!Amazon Prime Video - Catch the new season of Lore October 19th, only on Prime Video.
After an evening of drinking, Lord Byron was visited by the ghost of a monk who demanded he return the skulls he had unearthed to their resting place. When Byron resisted, the ghost curled his hand into a fist and Byron’s throat closed up. Was this all a dream or was it real?Sponsors!Parcast - Sign up for the Parcast Monthly Newsletter at Parcast.com
Sophie Everlein-Bentz was bludgeoned to death by her husband Jacob in 1931 on the grounds of the library. Now it is haunted. Be quiet when you visit, because the woman “shushing” you may not be the librarian, but the ghost of Sophie.Sponsors!Hello Fresh - For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit HelloFresh.com/HAUNTED60 and enter code HAUNTED60.Shudder - To try Shudder free for 30 days, go to Shudder.com/PODCAST and use promo code HAUNTED30.
Initially a luxury transport across the Atlantic, The Queen Mary is now a floating hotel and museum. As many as 150 spirits have been seen lurking on her decks or wandering her elegant hallway. And if you’re lucky, you’ll see the ghost of a sailor who had tried to pass through an iron water door before it closed, but didn’t make it. He is known as Half Hatch Harry.Sponsors!Parcast - Sign up for the Parcast Monthly Newsletter at Parcast.com.
Now a tourist location in New South Wales, Australia, this two-story mansion is said to be haunted by the original owners as well as others who died on the property. When you visit, keep an eye out for the pregnant maid who jumped from the balcony, or the stable boy who was burned alive.
Built on the edge of a cliff in 1923 opposite the Tequendama Falls in Colombia, this mansion stares across from where the indigenous Muisca jumped off the cliff in droves to escape the Spanish conquistadores. Now, if you’re alone on the balcony, you can hear the whispers from far below those who died centuries ago. They want blood. Your blood.
As a major center for illegal booze during Prohibition, the Moss Beach Distillery was said to be haunted by the Lady in Blue who tragically died in an automobile accident nearby. Since then, strange happenings have occurred at the venue. Many have experienced objects moving on their own, lights turning off, or unexpected taps on the shoulders when in unoccupied rooms.
Over 100 years ago during construction of Finca Sanatorio Duran, a worker and a nun had an argument over his immoral behavior. Neither was seen alive again. Months later, the nun’s body was unearthed, her ears stuffed in her mouth. Patients said her ghost would appear over their beds and whisper encouragement before vanishing into the mist.
Located in Salzburg, Austria, Moosham Castle is haunted. Countless women were executed for witchcraft through the Middle Ages and today people report hearing voices, screams and even witnessing attacks...
Toni Jo Henry was a former sex worker who killed a man in cold blood in 1940 and is the only woman in Louisiana to be executed in the electric chair. Her spirit is said to have remained in the courthouse, where workers can feel her presence and even smell her burning hair. Many claim she meddles with everyday life at the courthouse by locking doors and fiddling with office equipment.
In the shadow of Mt. Fuji, the Sea of Trees marked the end for many struggling souls. But even before it gained its grisly modern reputation, the forest was said to be haunted. Restless spirits and demons wait in the trees; some ghosts save visitors from a dark end--others are said to eat them. No matter what you believe, the "suicide forest" grows pure horror.
A young girl named Sallie was brought here one night in the early 1900s by her mother. The doctor said young Sallie’s appendix was about to burst and he needed to operate on her immediately. But, he didn’t give her enough anesthetic and she woke up during the procedure. Believing she was being tortured, Sallie died on the operating table. Now she haunts the halls of this home, often reenacting the fear she felt that night.
The Hotel Monte Vista in Flagstaff, Arizona opened on New Year’s Day in 1927. A bellboy in a red coat tells you about the hotel’s haunted history. The bar is haunted by the ghost of the bank robber who died there. In room 305, the ghost of an old woman rocks in a rocking chair. In room 220, strips of human flesh hangs occasionally hang from the chandelier. In fact, the bellboy you’re talking to has been dead for 70 years.
The mansion and plantation homes at Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica are haunted. Visitors report seeing the ghost of plantation owner Annie Palmer who rode her horse in the middle of the night, whipping any slaves she passed by. Others have seen The Whooping Boy, who hunted down any slaves who tried to escape. But all of the restless spirits who lurk in the shadows waiting, are ready to lure you into the darkness.
Bodie, California is an abandoned gold rush town that was founded in 1859 by W.S. Bodey. When Bodey and his gold-mining partner walked to the next town, they got caught in a blizzard. Bodey collapsed and his partner left him to die. Bodey’s body wasn’t found until the spring thaw, but his partner said that every night that winter, Bodey’s frozen corpse returned, tapping against the window asking to be let inside.
In the mid 13th century, Sibylle de La Guerche had spent numerous nights wandering the halls of Château de Châteaubriant, hoping her husband Geoffroy IV would return from war. Upon the shock of seeing him return, she died on the spot. Many say Sibylle still wanders the Château’s halls searching for the spirit of her husband.
About one mile off of Highway 78 near Tallapoosa, Georgia is a mysterious winding creek that follows a forest of oak trees. After many twists and turns, the endless creek dives deep into a canyon. But if you visit, be on the lookout for those lost souls left behind. Because not everybody who visits gets to leave the Devil’s Kitchen. ...
The Myrtles Plantation located in St. Francisville, Louisiana has seen its fair share of death. Visitors claim to have seen figures in old-fashioned clothing in the hallway mirror. Others have heard phantom footsteps going up the stairs. But if you’re really lucky, you may get a photo of “The Ghost Girl” who runs around the plantation.
Atop a dormant volcano and overlooking the storied capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle has been home to Scottish royalty since the twelfth century. But it’s also been the scene of many gruesome deaths. And sometimes, if the air is still, you can hear the cries of victims from centuries past.
About 20 miles from the Irish sea in Wales lies Ruthin Castle. For centuries, people have reported seeing spirits of those who have perished there. Lady Grey looking for her axe. A soldier wandering the halls. A young girl with golden ringlets walking and giggling on Upper Clwyd Street. Who were these ghosts in life, how did they die, and why are they haunting Ruthin Castle? After this podcast, listen to our new show Great Women of Business wherever you listen to podcasts! Episodes on Julia Child and Coco Chanel are out now!
The Unterzell Monastery in Bavaria, Germany was built on the ruins of a convent where numerous mysterious incidents occurred. In the mid 1700s, Sister Cecilia Pistorini of Kloster Unterzell suffered from visions and had hysteric attacks. She was convinced she was possessed by Satan. But after the nuns gathered for an exorcism, it only got worse...
Six children and two adults were murdered in what is now called the Villisca Axe Murder House. The killer hid in the family’s barn, waited for them to fall asleep, and then used the family’s own axe to kill them. Over a hundred years later, the house has been restored to its 1912 condition. And paranormal investigators who have visited the house say they found the presence of spirits, demons and even a portal to a dark dimension.
On a quiet corner of New Orleans Bourbon Street you'll find Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop bar. At almost 300 years old, the bar is a hotbed of supernatural phenomena - from cold, invisible hands grabbing patrons, to a pair of bright red eyes visible in a dark corner. Is all this the result of one too many Voodoo Daiquiris? Or are the spirits gathering for a social drink?
Nearly 100 years ago, the life of a young girl came to came to a tragic end in this tunnel. Since then, those who enter are met with the furious cries of her ghost. There are three terrifyingly, gruesome versions of her death. Which one do you believe?
Among the serene, rolling hills of West Virginia, there is an eerie building with a horrific past. The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was once home to people receiving rehabilitation for everything from being jealous to reading novels. The mistreatment and abuse left many restless souls, who are still trying to escape the endless torture… or make visitors feel their pain.
The souls of tortured prisoners roam the halls of the Old Changi Hospital in Singapore, built in 1935 as part of the British Royal Air Force base. Although meant to heal and comfort, the hospital provided only violence and pain. Now, it stands as eternal resting grounds, where restless souls lurk, ready to make others suffer as they have.
Hundreds of rooms. Thousands of doors. Ten thousand windows. An intricate Victorian maze, built by Sarah Winchester, the Winchester Mystery House was constructed to keep bad spirits at bay. But instead, it has attracted the paranormal and earned a spot as one of the most haunted homes in America.
Before it was an important national archive building in Mexico, the Palacio de Lecumberri served as a prison. But behind the bars that now house records and files is a history filled with the abuse, torture, and murder of former prisoners. Those incarcerated in the Palacio de Lecumberri haunt the halls, serving eternal life sentences.
At the end of most ghost tours in New Orleans, you’ll be led to 716 Dauphine Street. The building has seen better days, and you sense something is wrong as you watch locals avoid this spot at all costs. Rumor has it, a bloody massacre occurred here, turning the Sultan’s Palace into a tomb for those dismembered in the slaughter.
The Bhangarh Fort sits abandoned in Rajasthan, India, a long journey away from major cities like Delhi. But this area is not only haunted… it’s cursed. While the local residents have their personal protections from the trapped spirits and the dark magic, visitors continue to arrive, drawn to the region by curiosity… or perhaps by something darker.
Surrounding the Gettysburg Battlefield is a National Park, park ranger headquarters, and B&Bs for those who come to visit. But after a whiff of rot, visitors will soon find that they aren’t alone. The battlefield became a deathbed for more than 8,000 soldiers, and to this day, you can feel the bloody history surrounding you.
As a deadly plague spread through Venice, those showing even the slightest sign of illness were sent to Poveglia Island… a fate worse than death. Before the sickness killed them, doctors poked and prodded patients, providing inhumane services that did little to heal the infected. Now, the undead haunt the island, torturing those who dare visit.
Isaac and Hulda lived a happy life in Manchester, Vermont… until something began sucking the life out of Hulda. To break this curse, the townspeople gathered at the town’s graveyard and disturbed the dead. 225 years later, the Bennington County Courthouse stands on this forgotten graveyard. One woman viciously haunts the building to this day, her soul robbed of eternal peace.
The stunning Nidaros Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in Trondheim, Norway — a city that has built itself around the church for centuries. From a violent Viking king, to a haunting headless monk, the church has a bloody history that lives on today. If you come across the undead during a visit, beware: the monk is known to wring necks.
The London Tower holds a rich history of England and its rulers...but it also holds many devious acts of imprisonment, torture and murder. This history has led the tower to become one of England’s most haunted places...where tourists just might see the pale faces or bloody, headless bodies of the undead.
At the elegant Driskill Hotel, every room tells a story. Located in Austin, Texas, the hotel was built in the late 1800s, and since then, has collected many restless spirits of former employees, abandoned brides, and even a child. For years, guests have shared their accounts of paranormal activity. Book a room … if you dare.
The Princess Theater in Melbourne, Australia is a late 19th century wonder and an iconic destination for entertainment. But behind the all of the grandeur, the ghost of Federici—an actor who died on stage in 1888—lurks, searching for the eternal fame that was denied to him years ago.
Quiet whispers, distant singing, and hundreds of mutilated dolls staring at those who pass...this is the eerie Island of the Dolls. Along the canals of Xochimilco, legends tell of a drowned girl searching for her doll in the afterlife, a woman who haunts the canals hoping to kidnap children, and Don Julian, a man rumored to have built the shrine of dolls... and who died canalside with them. Join us as we explore the mysterious Xochimilco canals and their secrets.
Tombstone, Arizona, where ghosts perform on the Birdcage Theatre’s empty stage and gamble in the basement. During the Birdcage’s eight years of operation in the 1880’s, twenty-six people were killed inside the theatre’s walls. All of them are still there. Greg tells the stories of a sex worker who snapped, a performer’s theatrical death, and a cowboy who haunted management until he was properly respected.
Many people don’t know that Paris sits directly on top of a mass grave. Thousands lie interred in the Catacombs, but they do not rest in peace. The maze-like tunnels attract explorers, but not all explorers come home alive. And those who do have seen something terrifying.
Chills on a warm day. Bricks falling from still, empty mausoleums. Scratches from no one. Living visitors to La Recoleta Cemetery encounter these eerie occurrences, and more. With over 4000 buried there, La Recoleta is one of Argentina’s most famous cemeteries. Greg explores the tragic tales of those interred at La Recoleta, and how their ghosts prey on unlucky visitors.
In the vibrant French Quarter of New Orleans, an unassuming house once held dark secrets. This was the cottage of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen who held thousands in her thrall. But did the evil spirits Marie summoned ever leave the house? Or are they still there, waiting to possess someone new?
Built in the 1920’s as a destination for the living, the Cecil Hotel fell victim to the Great Depression, and soon became a destination for the dead. With sixteen unnatural deaths inside the hotel and even more connected to it, this high-rise in the heart of downtown Los Angeles is widely believed to be haunted... Or at least cursed, because there’s something about the Cecil Hotel that leads to women turning up dead.
You’ve heard of haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted islands...but do you know how a normal place can become a paranormal minefield? Every haunted place on earth has a frightening, real backstory. We take you on an audio tour of a new haunted place, and it’s haunted history every episode. Spooky legends, weird histories, and tales of the supernatural. Haunted Places premieres Thursday October 19th and new episodes come out every Thursday, so don’t forget to subscribe!
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