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.

Episodes

  • 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...

  • Parcast Classic: Devil’s Kitchen

    March 26, 2020

    Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the we're a...

  • Jane Addams Hull House

    March 19, 2020

    Most well known as the headquarters of social reformer Jane Addams, Hull House was a place of hope for many impoverished individuals living in Chicago after the fire of 1871. Even so, it is also for...

  • Suvarnabhumi Airport

    March 12, 2020

    Built atop an ancient Thai cemetery, the Suvarnabhumi Airport is a working transportation hub located in an area commonly known as the “Cobra Swamp. ” Strange events have occured at the airport...

  • The Pine Barrens

    March 5, 2020

    Bat-like wings, a horse's head, claws, horns, and hooves. The Pine Barrens are said to be home to one of America's most notorious monsters—the Jersey Devil. But, the Devil isn't the only creature...

  • Old Faithful Inn

    February 27, 2020

    It is a century-old hotel overlooking one of Yellowstone National Park’s most iconic natural wonders. The “widow’s walk” features prominently in the Old Faithful Inn’s most famous ghost a...

  • Haunted Places Rewind: Island of the Dolls

    February 23, 2020

    On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Haunted Places that you might have missed!  Quiet whispers, distant singing, and hundreds of mutilated dolls staring a...

  • The Brown Building

    February 20, 2020

    Few can imagine that a nondescript building housing NYU classrooms was once the stage for a horrific catastrophe. More than a hundred workers lost there lives in this high-rise. And their desperate...

  • Lizzie Borden B&B

    February 13, 2020

    Lizzie Borden’s story has inspired everything from nursery rhymes to a Lifetime television series. The site where her parents were murdered in 1892, a three-story house at what was then 92 Second...

  • Urban Legends: Polybius

    February 11, 2020

    Many people agree that video games are addictive. But what happens when the addiction is deeper than a few nights of insomnia or Tetris-themed dreams? What happens when the symptoms of withdrawal to...

  • Ross Castle

    February 6, 2020

    It’s an Irish castle where a star-crossed love story and a cursed lake combine to form the ultimate fairytale gone wrong. Meet the “Black Baron” and his daughter, Sabina, the spirits haunting...

  • Lemp Mansion

    January 30, 2020

    Set in the historical Benton Park neighborhood of St. Louis, the Lemp Mansion has it all! You can eat, sleep, hunt ghosts, and even get married in the stately home—all while getting a crash course...

  • Haunted Places Rewind: Ruthin Castle

    January 26, 2020

    On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Haunted Places that you might have missed!  It’s a manor turned resort that has haunted northern Wales for almost a...

  • Čachtice Castle

    January 23, 2020

    Elizabeth Bathory was accused of the murder and torture of 650 women and girls between 1590 and 1610. The lion’s share of these atrocities are said to have been committed at Čachtice Castle, a in...

  • Sowden House

    January 16, 2020

    Besides being one of Los Angeles’ most striking historic homes, Sowden House also happens to be the decades-long residence of the man many LAPD officers believe killed the Black Dahlia.

  • New Amsterdam Theater

    January 9, 2020

    For Olive Thomas, it was the only place she was ever truly happy. So it’s no surprise that the showgirl and cinema ingenue would return to the New Amsterdam Theater after a truly horrifying death...

  • Best of 2019: Urban Legend: The Clown Statue

    January 2, 2020

    Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: A bulbous red nose. Tufts of neon hair. A bright red mouth stretched into an unnatural smile. There are few things more unsettling a...

  • Best of 2019: Bride’s Pool

    December 26, 2019

    Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: A beautiful bride, a clumsy porter, a tragic death. The tale of the Bride’s Pool in Hong Kong tells of a terrible accident leading...

  • The Christmas Tree Ship

    December 19, 2019

    The Rouse Simmons, or “The Christmas Tree Ship,” was a 205-ton, three-masted schooner. In 1912, the beloved ship met an untimely demise when it sank to the bottom of Lake Michigan. Today, locals...

  • Voergaard Manor

    December 12, 2019

    While one of the most beautiful Renaissance-era buildings in Denmark, a legacy of violence still echoes through Voergaard Manor’s halls. Blood stains appear on floors even after relentless and the...

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