Ghosts

Episode 61: Unquiet House: The Murder of Bessie Moore

Shortly before Christmas 1946, 35-year-old Bessie Moore trip to bake cookies with a friend ended in tragedy. The events of that December day still echo 75-years later.     Sources Conduct Search for Slayer Here. La Crosse Tribune, 12/18/1946, p.1 Love Theory Enters Murder of Waitress in La Crosse. The Journal Times, 12/19/1946 Still Seeking …

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Episode 56: Death Curve: The Legend of Julia Markham

The Death Curve of Cambridge, Illinois, will forever be linked to the story of a woman who committed a horrible crime nearby. What really happened there, and does her ghost still haunt the area?   Sources Slayer of Her 7 Children Had Been Insane for Years. Chicago Tribune, 10/2/1905 Family of Nine is Wiped Out …

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Episode 31: My Ghost Stories – Real and Imagined

We all love ghost stories, but not all of them should be believed. Decide for yourself as I tell you some of my own encounters with the beyond, both real and imagined.     Sources ‘Stoneking Cemetery.’ Supernatural Dares, http://www.youtube.com Myers, Frank D. ‘Tombs With a View II: Stoneking.’ http://www.lucascontyan.blogspot.com, 12/31/12 ‘These 10 Haunted Cemeteries …

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Episode 27: A Dark and Haunted Holiday

   Some relatives are unwelcome at Christmas. Some are rude. Some look down on you. Some are unwelcome because they’re already dead. In 1937, a dead man allegedly compelled his son to commit a terrible crime at Christmas.   Sources Vesper Youth Confesses ‘Spiritual Slaying’ of Son. Marshfield News-Herald, 12/27/1937 Release Wife of Confessed Baby …

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Episode 22: The Tinsmith’s Ghost

Even familiar noises can seem odd in a new house. In 1887, one woman tried to explain away the mysterious footsteps she heard as natural. But when the strange man started to appear, she knew otherwise.   Sources United States Federal Records Rock Island, Illinois,  City Directories Ancestry.com. Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940 [database on-line]. …

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