Tag: Explosion

Rising From the Flames

The world was breathing a little easier at the end of 1945. For the past several years, the Second World…

Episode 15: Rising From the Flames

August 30, 1945, was a day like any other in DeWitt, Iowa. That is, until the explosions started. What happened…

Episode 7: The Night Turned Into Day: The Stanley Packamore Murder

In 1925, a terrible event took place in Wisconsin that literally shook a city and left one man dead. The…

The Night Turned Into Day: The Stanley Packamore Murder

24-hour, late night restaurants are a normal, accepted institution in the modern world. While some establishments have discontinued round the…

Is a 1800’s Steamboat Disaster Behind a Modern Day Haunting?

There were several accidents, both large and small, that took place. Ships ran aground and caught fire, and more than one person drowned. Several towns up and down the Mississippi have tragic stories, and Davenport, Iowa has more than its fair share.  Sometimes, those events produce other, stranger tales.

Healing Fire: The Explosion That Led to A Small Town Hospital

     August 30th, 1945 was just another day for most people. The Second World War had just come to an…