Haunted Places

Haunted Places
You've heard of haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted islands, but do you know how a normal place can become a paranormal minefield? Every haunted place on earth has a frightening, real backstory. Every Thursday, Greg Polcyn takes you on an audio tour of a new haunted place, and its haunted history.


  • Hotel Galvez

    April 15, 2021

    In 1900, a category 4 hurricane reached the shores of Galveston, Texas and swept through the city, killing thousands. A decade later, Hotel Galvez opened its doors, offering a grand seaside stay to...

  • “The Watcher House,” from Internet Urban Legends

    April 13, 2021

    Creepypastas, frightful TikToks, online horror stories… Loey Lane and Eleanor Barnes are taking you into the spookiest corners of the web in their new Spotify Original from Parcast, Internet Urban...

  • Boggo Road Gaol

    April 8, 2021

    A 19th-century Australian jail was notorious for its poor living conditions and roughly 100 deaths, including 42 hangings. Queensland’s last execution is allegedly the main source of the hauntings...

  • Hahn Mansion

    April 1, 2021

    A Craftsman-style home in Spokane, Washington has attracted misery and misfortune ever since it was first built in 1916. Haunted by victims of the “Mad Doctor of South Hill,” the house has over...

  • Resurrection Cemetery

    March 25, 2021

    This graveyard is home to one of Chicago's most famous ghosts, Resurrection Mary. Supposedly, she's been around since the 1930s, when she died en route to a dance hall. And since then, it seems she...

  • Castello Di Montebello

    March 18, 2021

    This 11th-century fortress was built on a pre-Roman spiritual site, which might explain the strange sounds many hear through its walls. It was also once home to a young girl nicknamed Azzurrina. to...

  • Mary Ellen Pleasant Park

    March 11, 2021

    San Francisco’s smallest public park is said to be haunted by the woman it’s named after: Mary Ellen Pleasant. But she's more than just a ghost throwing nuts at passersby. She’s one of first a...

  • Xunantunich

    March 4, 2021

    In Belize, the ruins of Xunantunich were once a prosperous Mayan city. After the Mayan civilization mysteriously collapsed, the city became home to the legendary Stone Woman — a ghost who may just...

  • A Bram Stoker Classic from Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

    February 26, 2021

    Dracula wasn’t the only frightful fiction conjured by Irish author Bram Stoker… In this retelling of “The Judge’s House,” a Cambridge student is overcome with curiosity — then dread —...

  • The Alamo

    February 25, 2021

    Famous for the cry Remember the Alamo!” many of the site's ghosts are the 800 lives lost in the infamous battle. Yet there's something else lurking in the Alamo's walls — something that made the...

  • Pennhurst Asylum

    February 18, 2021

    Once an institution for the mentally and physically disabled, Pennhurst Asylum has been shut down for over twenty years. But that doesn't mean that some of its most notorious residents aren't still...

  • Chicago Water Tower

    February 11, 2021

    The Chicago Water Tower was one of the few structures in the city to survive the great fire of 1871. But the original building isn't the only reminder that remains of that harrowing evening… Learn...

  • Mackinac Island

    February 4, 2021

    While today's Mackinac Island might conjure up images of bicycles and ice cream shops, it was once the site of vicious battles between French, American, and British armies — so when you step off...

  • The Haunted Vicarage

    January 28, 2021

    The most haunted place in Sweden lies isolated in the countryside. It's an old priest's house, but there's more than just the spirit of God walking through its walls…  Learn more about your ad...

  • Old City Jail

    January 21, 2021

    Built in 1802 and operational for nearly 140 years, the Old City Jail in Charleston, South Carolina saw the deaths of over fourteen thousand people — and some of them, like ten-year-old Alonzo are...

  • Donner Memorial State Park

    January 14, 2021

    In the winter of 1846, a group of pioneers became trapped in a prison of ice, forced to perform unspeakable acts to survive. Now, the Donner Party is memorialized in Truckee, California. But the ad...

  • The Smithsonian Institution Building

    January 7, 2021

    Since its establishment in 1855, the Smithsonian Institution Building in Washington, D. C. has been a place of science and wonder. Its hallowed halls have seen generations of brilliant minds to work...

  • The Iditarod Trail

    December 17, 2020

    Deep in the Alaskan wilderness is a harrowing dog-sled course. But it's not just the snow or terrain that makes this race dangerous — it’s the ghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

  • Hotel Monteleone

    December 10, 2020

    Nicknamed the Grande Dame of New Orleans, this opulent hotel is known for its Carousel Bar and its location one block away from Bourbon Street. But it's also known for its spirits, and this doesn't...

  • The Hell-Fire Caves

    December 3, 2020

    This cave system in England was once the site of a secret club for London's elite. But if you visit today, you'll find more than just stories of old rituals and debaucherous evenings. You might a of...

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