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.


  • Toyama Park

    August 13, 2020

    It offers beautiful views of cherry blossoms and the surrounding cityscape… So why is this park in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district known for phantom sightings and eerie voices carried by the wind? the...

  • Mary King’s Close

    August 6, 2020

    Once a bustling neighborhood in Edinburgh, Mary King's Close is now a subterranean museum. When your neighborhood is so closed in that you can't even see the sun, it's no wonder that stories of and...

  • Stow Lake

    July 30, 2020

    If you take a walk through Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, you'll see the stunning Stow Lake. But this picturesque pool holds many dark secrets of its own, from drowned children to a statue that...

  • 100 Steps Cemetery

    July 23, 2020

    The signature steps in Carpenter's Cemetery, Indiana carry a unique curse: Count the steps on the way up, and count them on the way down. If the numbers don't match… you're doomed to die.

  • Luana’s Canyon

    July 16, 2020

    This canyon in Arizona was once desolate and eerie. Now, it's full of slum housing and refuse, a refuge for transients with nowhere else to stay. To make matters worse, the ghosts of frontier linger...

  • Dow Hill Forest

    July 9, 2020

    The walking corpse of a student. A widow dressed in white. A red-eyed monster lurking in the darkness. Dow Hill Forest in West Bengal, India is the scenic home of one of the country’s oldest its...

  • Hawaii’s Plantation Village

    July 2, 2020

    A monument to the early colonial lifestyle in the Hawaiian islands, Hawaii's plantation village is a beautiful living museum… with ties to the islands' troubled past. Museum employees have some a...

  • Summerwind Mansion

    June 25, 2020

    This Wisconsin mansion began its life as the vacation home of Herbert Hoover's Secretary of Commerce. Since Robert Lamont and his wife saw a ghost in the kitchen, Summerwind descended even further...

  • The Hollywood Sign

    June 18, 2020

    It’s a symbol of the glamor of show business and the allure of being a movie star. But just like the city that it overlooks, this sign has been the site of tragic loss. A young starlet jumped to...

  • Heceta Head Lighthouse

    June 11, 2020

    Halfway up the Oregon coast is a quaint old lighthouse, now converted into a bed and breakfast. Its cozy exterior and interior lead all visitors to a sense of comfort... unless they stay up too Then...

  • Villa de Vecchi

    June 4, 2020

    This crumbling Italian villa has seen its share of strange occupants. From the original owners, whose tragic demise has become a legend of its own, to one of the most famous occultists in history,...

  • Karlova Street

    May 28, 2020

    This busy street in Prague is always bustling—flooded with locals and tourists from all over the world. When you're among the crowds, it's easy to miss an unsettling figure watching you from a a...

  • Emily’s Bridge

    May 21, 2020

    There's something off about this covered bridge near Stowe, Vermont… Although it is quite short, every foot of the bridge is steeped in history. A legend persists that after a woman died there, to...

  • The Empire State Building

    May 14, 2020

    It’s the most iconic landmark in New York City, and once the tallest building in the whole world. From a thousand feet up in the air, everything seems so peaceful on the Empire State you think how...

  • The Crescent Hotel

    May 7, 2020

    The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa is a campus marked by tragedy. Its history as both a school for young girls and a fraudulent hospital left scars that are still evident to this day. A long dead nurse...

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    April 30, 2020

    Since its founding in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong is one of the most celebrated universities in the country. But if you listen to the students, the campus also has a resident not there...

  • NEW: Changi Beach

    April 23, 2020

    We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Haunted Places today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. With white sand and turquoise...

  • Crossover Week: Mythical Monsters (The Grim Reaper)

    April 16, 2020

    If you enjoy the stories told in Haunted Places, check out this episode from our series Mythical Monsters: Hooded and scythe-wielding, he walks the living world collecting the souls of the recently...

  • The Tomb of Julia Legare

    April 9, 2020

    On Edisto Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, there sits an imposing mausoleum with the words J. B. Legare over the entrance. The doorway stands open, almost inviting. Welcoming you in to...

  • Fairmont Empress Hotel

    April 2, 2020

    A glamorous hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, the Fairmont Empress Hotel features a number of ghostly residents. Most famously, the man who designed the building himself—Francis Rattenbury. A a...

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