This week we highlight a story from the recent release by friend of the show, Linda S. Godfrey. The book is titled ‘I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore’ and our subject this week is just one of dozens of excellent stories that are catalogued within it. The Witchy Wolves of the Omer Plain are one part national tragedy, one part spirit guardian, and 100 percent regional folklore at its finest. However, there very well may be more than meets the eye when it comes to these ferocious Spiritual Beings which are said to haunt the graves of fallen warriors. We hope you’ll enjoy.
This week we wrap up our two-parter on Borley Rectory by examining the ongoing relationship between it and the grand-daddy of all Ghost Hunters, Harry Price! We start by diving into Price’s long and impressive history of debunking suspicious spirits, slandering the good name of one of England’s best known novelists along the way, then we turn our attention back to that blasted manor house, Borley Rectory. By examining Price’s examination, and then the blowback that followed, and finally the Rectory’s tragic, if fitting, demise, we put the whole thing to rest, then unceremoniously dig it back up with more cases of slander. We hope you’ll enjoy!
The Entirety of the Locked Book, for those who really want to spend their lives that way.
This week we explore the history behind the most haunted house in all of England in our first episode on the historic Borley Rectory! From the 11th century building recorded on the site in the Domesday Book, to the stories of haunting that accompanied the generations of Priests who lived in the manor house throughout the 20th century, we’ll be exploring the whole story of Monks, Nuns, Headless Horsemen, Disappearing and Reappearing Objects, and Psychic Writing in this location that has over 2,000 recorded instances of Poltergeist Activity. We hope you’ll enjoy!
The ghost picture we referenced in the episode:
This week we round out 2018 on the podcast with an in-depth examination of the not so Christian origins of Christmas by Jason and an attempt to revive the lost art of telling Ghost Stories round Christmas Time by Sam. We’ve so loved having this year with you all, and cannot wait to see what the next one brings. We hope you’ve enjoyed it as much has we have.
In this episode we explore the many different problems that you, our lovely listener friends, have gone through in your life. And man, some of them are intense. Some of them are funny. Most of them aren’t. We want to thank each and every person who wrote in, sharing their experience and blessing us with their stories. Also, it’s three hours long, so there’s that as well. Happy Halloween!
A Spooktober Poem, Submitted by Michael Hamilton
Life is slowly becoming a walk among the trees.
Not a mere walk, more of a shuffle along the tombstones.
The are is cold and my skin grey.
I feel a pulse but I no longer sure of who it belongs.
Is it mine, the frozen earth it’s self, or one of a love that is long gone.
Stripped and deprived of all feeling.
For I am as thin as the twigged trees.
No emotion, no connection.
No emotion, no connection.
The Layout of Britney’s House
Stephanie’s Haunted Mirror
The Westerton House where Isobel used to live
Join us as we reach PEAK derailment discussing the final fate of the Dybbuk box and how it involves on of our favorite musicians, a talented young whippersnapper named Post Malone and a guy who puts WAAAAAAAAAY too much gel in his hair. We also cover the supernatural origin of the box, or better said the entity which resides within it to this day. Racist Nazis, Pop Stars, and more intersect in the most surprising ways that no one could have anticipated. We hope you’ll enjoy.
This week we cover an obscure bit of Californian Folklore, the Dark Watchers. Listen as Sam asks Jason if he’s familiar with all sorts of Californian things, and the two of them bond over the atrocities of John Steinbeck, while trying to get to the bottom of stories that have to do with human shadows, unaccompanied by humans, living in the mountains of Big Sur. We hope you’ll enjoy!
This week we finish up our series on Scotland and its many beautiful and terrifying elements of the macabre. We focus on Witchcraft in Scotland, the infamous body-snatchers William Burke and William Hare, and the most treacherous poltergeist to haunt the earth. We’ll walk with you through the old, beautiful city of Edinburgh, weaving our way through the old and new town in the pursuit of ghosts and ghoulish men alike. We hope you’ll enjoy!
You can find the tours we went on here!
This week we take you through the Mystery of Clapham Wood, starting with the UFO sightings that propelled it to fame within the paranormal sphere, to the alleged human sacrifices that took place at the bequests of Hecate, Ancient Goddess of Witchcraft. Fair warning, some dogs die in this one. We’re sorry for that.
This week, the first time something like this has ever happened, Sam responds to Jason’s most recent special. Bringing stories of Vampires in the New World, we focus in on the fine details hidden within Jason’s broad strokes, doing our best to compliment each other and create for you a vibrant painting of a vampire coming to suck your blood. We’ll explore love and loss in New England, and serial killers in the swamplands of New Orleans. We hope you’ll enjoy!