Ghosts

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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Unfinished Business: Walking the Rows of Iowa’s Haunted Cemeteries

Halloween is synonymous with ghosts. Every October, people from all over America break out their spooky holiday decorations to celebrate all things supernatural. Perhaps most iconic among them all are cemeteries. As a place were we bury out dead – both loved and no-so loved – the cemeteries conjure thoughts of the great beyond, serving …

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