Podcast dedicated to the side of history that goes bump in the night. Every episode's content features community time that includes listener mail and experiences, a “Moment In Oddity” and “History Of The Day” segments and then interviews and discussions about a historic location, event or person and the hauntings associated with the subject of the particular show. The tagline for the show is “Ghost tours for the theater of the mind” and our goal is to entertain you while creeping you out just a bit.
Ep. 177 - Haunted Virginia City

The Virginia City National Landmark is one of the nation’s largest historic districts and includes over five hundred buildings dating to the time of the great bonanzas, from 1859 to 1880. John Mackay was an industrialist who formed a partnership with three other Irishmen and operated silver mines on the Comstock Lode. They hit it big in 1873 when they discovered the “Big Bonanza.” That find built Virginia City and kept it on the map for the next two centuries. On this episode we are joined by three listeners: Tara Williams-Case, paranormal investigator with P.R.O.O.F. Paranormal Anna Frias and case manager for Pacific Coast Watch Pam Ennis. We discuss the history and hauntings of the Suicide Table, Silver Queen, Bucket of Blood Saloon, St. Mary's Art and Retreat Center and the Mackay Mansion. The Moment in Oddity features the Tootsie Roll Tale and This Month in History features the launching of the Submarine NAUTILUS. Our location was suggested by Tara Williams-Case, Jeni Justine, Pamela Ennis and Anna Frias.

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Show notes can be found here: http://historygoesbump.blogspot.com/2017/01/hgb-ep-177-haunted-virginia-city.html

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Music:

Vanishing from http://purple-planet.com (Moment in Oddity)
In Your Arms by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com (Outro)

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Category:Haunted Location -- posted at: 7:49am EST
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Ep.176 - German Castle at Castle Park

Western Michigan was once an area of vast dunes along the shores of Lake Michigan. Mature forests attracted the timber industry in the early 1800s and during the Victorian era, the beauty attracted people to come live. One of those people was a German immigrant and he brought his love and inspiration of German castles to an area outside of Holland, Michigan, along Lake Michigan. He built a small replica of a German castle for his family. Castle Park developed around the castle as cottages were built for vacationers. The Castle became an Inn and now serves as a community center. And it would seem that one of the original family members chooses to hang out here in the afterlife. There are also some interesting legends related to this area of Lake Michigan. Join us for the history and hauntings of the German Castle at Castle Park. The Moment in Oddity features the Pedro Mountains Mummy and This Month in History features the discovery and naming of Rio de Janeiro. We also have the ninth installment in the third series of Tim Prasil's Spectral Edition. Our location was suggested by Becki Sturgeon.

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Show notes can be found here: http://historygoesbump.blogspot.com/2017/01/hgb-ep-176-german-castle-at-castle-park.html

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Music:

Vanishing from http://purple-planet.com (Moment in Oddity)
In Your Arms by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com (Outro)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Category:Haunted Location -- posted at: 5:00am EST
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Ep. 175 - Santa Maria Inn

Santa Maria is a town that lies strategically halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This makes it an attractive stop over point for travelers. The Santa Maria Inn is a central coastal historical landmark that has provided accommodation for business people, tourists and celebrities for nearly one hundred years. Those celebrities include Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino and Jean Harlow. Other guests that have stayed here, have never left and remain after death. The hotel is reputedly haunted by several spirits and gives enough creeps that some people never want to stay again. One of those people is Elliot Gladstone of the Entwined Podcast and he joins us to talk about the history, hauntings and his experiences at the Santa Maria Inn and something else pretty darn creepy! The Moment in Oddity features little people of America in the past and This Month in History features the overthrow of Pol Pot.

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Show notes can be found here: http://historygoesbump.blogspot.com/2017/01/hgb-ep-175-santa-maria-inn.html

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Music:

Vanishing from http://purple-planet.com (Moment in Oddity)
In Your Arms by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com (Outro)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Category:Haunted Location -- posted at: 6:26am EST
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Ep. 174 - Haunted Deadwood

Deadwood, South Dakota was a rough and tumble mining camp at its beginnings, but it soon became a bustling city built on the wealth of the gold found nearby. Western luminaries visited and are buried here. Natural disasters and destructive fires ravaged the city on several occasions, but like the little city that could, Deadwood always bounced back. Prohibition and outlawing gambling did not stop some of the illegal activities and opium dens, gambling halls, saloons and brothels thrived. Despite the city moving forward into the modern world, Deadwood is forever a permanent fixture in the lore of the American West. Many historic buildings still exist and Mt. Moriah Cemetery holds the remains of many famous western legends. The buildings and cemetery hold more than just history, spirits reputedly haunt many locations in Deadwood. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Deadwood, South Dakota! The Moment in Oddity features the Curse of Tamerlane's Tomb. Our location was suggested by listeners Lindsay Heisel and Karri Roling. Cover photo by Tammie McCarroll-Burroughs.

Music:

Vanishing from http://purple-planet.com (Moment in Oddity)
In Your Arms by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com (Outro)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Check out the website: http://historygoesbump.com

Show notes and pictures can be seen here: http://historygoesbump.blogspot.com/2017/01/hgb-ep-174-haunted-deadwood.html

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Category:Haunted Location -- posted at: 6:22am EST
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HGB New Years Day Special 2017

Happy New Year Everybody! We hope 2017 is a year of love, hope and peace for you. In this special, we talk about a few changes to the format of the podcast, plans for the new year, introduce the ambassadors for our newly launched Ambassador Program and the history and haunting of the Indonesian Embassy in Washington, D.C., also known as the Walsh Mansion. Let's make 2017 spooky!

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Category:Special -- posted at: 9:07am EST
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HGB New Years Eve Special 2016

In this special, Diane and Denise discuss two legendary creatures that appear on New Years Eve: Mari Lwyd and Namahage. Then they explore the history and hauntings of two bars in the town of Roslyn in Washington state. These bars are the Pioneer Restaurant & Sody-licious Bar and The Brick Tavern. Have a safe and fun New Years Eve!

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Category:Special -- posted at: 1:54pm EST
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Ep. 173 - Commissariat Store in Brisbane

The Commissariat Store in Brisbane is the second oldest building in the city and dates back to the early years when Brisbane was a penal colony. The penal settlement in Brisbane was the most violent and toughest on the continent. Convict laborers were used to build many of the early buildings in the settlement, which included the store. A violent confrontation during that construction seems to have led to at least one haunting at the store, but there could be more spirits hanging around this building that now houses a museum that includes some morbid artifacts among its displays. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Commissariat Store. The Moment in Oddity features Posthumorous Executions and This Day in History features Florence Lawrence Committing Suicide. We also have the eighth installment in the third series of Tim Prasil's Spectral Edition! Our location was suggested by listener Danika Ehlers.

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Show notes can be found here: http://historygoesbump.blogspot.com/2016/12/hgb-ep-173-commissariat-store-in.html

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Category:Haunted Location -- posted at: 7:42pm EST
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HGB Christmas Special 2016

This special is an edited version of the live stream Diane and Denise recorded from the lanai, featuring listener flash fiction, a poem called "The Nightmare Before Christmas and another ghost story. Merry Christmas and keep it spooky!

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Category:Special -- posted at: 2:03am EST
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Ep. 172 - Haunted Waynesville

Waynesville, Ohio is known as the "Antique Capital of the Midwest." At the town's beginnings though, it was an important Quaker settlement. The Quaker meeting established here in 1803 was the first in southwestern Ohio. A stagecoach line connected Waynesville to the rest of the state and eventually the village would serve as a stop along the Underground Railroad. Despite having a pretty peaceful beginning, Waynesville has become known as one of, if not THE most haunted city in Ohio. With thirty-six reputed haunted places, that is no wonder. In this episode, we are going to visit several historic locations that also have ghostly activity. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Waynesville! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Michael Rogers and features the White River Monster and This Day in History features Van Gogh chopping off his ear. Our location was suggested by Amanda Turk and she helped with research as well.

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Category:Haunted Location -- posted at: 5:53pm EST
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Ep. 171 - Casey Moore's Oyster House

Tempe, Arizona is the seventh largest city in the state of Arizona. The town was built on an agricultural base and grew out of the combining of two distinct pioneer towns. Many of the original historical structures built in Tempe have survived and its one of the town's greatest attributes. One of these buildings was originally a family home that is now a restaurant named Casey Moore's Oyster House. Locals love to gather for a beer and seafood. Patrons and employees all claim that the restaurant is haunted by several spirits. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Casey Moore's Oyster House. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Michael Rogers and features killer exploding lakes and This Day in History features Thomas Paine writing the essay beginning, "These are the times that try men's souls." Our location was suggested by Alicia Taylor.

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Show notes can be found here: http://historygoesbump.blogspot.com/2016/12/hgb-ep-171-casey-moores-oyster-house.html

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Direct download: HGB_Ep._171.mp3
Category:Haunted Location -- posted at: 2:12pm EST
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