Sep 28, 2016
Galveston Island is a beautiful setting on the Gulf side of the state of Texas, south of Houston. People flock here as a vacation destination. The island was originally settled by Native Americans and then explorers came who set down roots. The city of Galveston was chartered in 1839 and the rich came to build their mansions along Broadway. The city grew to be one of the largest in Texas in the late 1800s. This would all change with the Great Storm that hit on September 8, 1900. Thousands were killed by the hurricane and two thirds of businesses and homes were destroyed. Bodies were buried quickly wherever a spot could be found. The aftermaths of this storm and the countless bodies buried beneath the island seem to have opened a portal into the afterlife. Galveston is quite haunted. Many locations on the island claim to have ghosts. Historical Researcher and Author Kathleen Shanahan Maca has just published "Ghosts of Galveston" and she is going to share the history and hauntings of Hotel Galvez. The Moment in Oddity features The Petrifying Well of Knaresborough and This Day in History features Spanish Flu Hits Philadelphia. We also have the third installment from Series 3 of Tim Prasil's Spectral Edition!
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Show notes can be found here: http://historygoesbump.blogspot.com/2016/09/hgb-ep-151-hotel-galvez.htm
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Kathleen Shanahan Maca's author's page: https://www.amazon.com/Kathleen-Shanahan-Maca/e/B00V2HCL3E
Tim Prasil's website: https://merryghosthunter.wordpress.com/