American Hauntings Podcast

American Hauntings Podcast

History, hauntings, legends, lore, true crime, and the dark side of American History. Hosted by Cody Beck and Troy Taylor, Season 8, "HOME" is now live. Previous seasons cover Alton, IL, St. Louis, New Orleans, Hollywood, Heartland Horrors and Homicides, missing persons and the Villisca Axe Murders.

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May 7, 2024 109 mins

The smell was overwhelming on that July day in 1968 as Monnie Bliss approached the cabin that his father Chauncey had built years earlier near the community of Good Hart, on the Lower Peninsula of Michigan’s Northwest Coast. And the murders that ended up being discovered in the strange cabin in the woods would be a mystery that has yet to solved.

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January in Chicago was always brutal. The winter of 1946 was no different. Three murders with one kidnapping in the same area. Were they all the work of one killer? Or was an "innocent" man put away for life while a more brutal killer was still on the loose, living amongst us...?

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April 9, 2024 104 mins

There’s a house just outside the town of Ocklawaha, Florida, that stands as one of the most infamous locations in America’s gangland history. It was at this house where the last stand of the Barker gang took place and where Ma Barker and her son, Fred, battled it out with G-men before being shot to death. The violent and blood-soaked battle occurred many decades ago but there are many who believe it’s not quite over for the spirits...

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March 26, 2024 83 mins

There was nothing unusual about that Easter Sunday in 1975.

“How’s your Volkswagen, Jimmie?” Leonard asked him.

James didn’t speak. He answered the question by shooting his brother, setting off a spiral of violence and rage that ended as the deadliest shooting spree to ever occur in a private home in America’s bloody history.

One that left a grim and troubling haunting behind.

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March 12, 2024 99 mins

On a windy hill near the small Southern Illinois town of Equality is a decaying mansion that was known for decades as the region’s most haunted house. It was a place dubbed Hickory Hill by its builder and over the years, it’s been many things – a plantation house, farmhouse, a tourist attraction, and many believe, a chamber of horrors for men and women brought to this house in chains. Thanks to the long-standing legend of the terri...

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February 27, 2024 76 mins

Hidden away in the deep, dark woods of the Chattahoochee National Forest was once an isolated mansion that was the object of terror to most of the people who lived in the small town of Summerville, Georgia.

A terror that lingers to this day.

It was on the chilly night of December 12 that year that a secluded house became a place of torture and bloodshed.

The name of the house – Corpsewood Manor – seems like something right out of a ho...

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Introducing the NEW season of DEAD MEN DO TELL TALES, a special spin-off series of the American Hauntings Podcast! With each season of the series, we delve into a single story from the dark side of American history -- except this time.

In season 4, called DEPRAVED, we’ll actually be delving into two stories at the same time. One will be the true story of the Wisconsin monster, Ed Gein, and the other will be the story behind the mak...

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February 13, 2024 39 mins

LIVE from Dead of Winter 2024!

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January 31, 2024 63 mins

The Myrtles Plantation, located in the small town of Saint Francisville, Louisiana holds the rather dubious record of hosting more ghostly phenomena than just about any other house in the country. But what could be more dubious than the honor itself?

Well, that would be the questionable history that's long been presented to explain why the house is so haunted in the first place. 

Known for decades as one of the most haunted house...

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January 26, 2024 31 mins

In this special bonus episode, Troy Taylor introduces his upcoming book, UNTIL DEATH DO US PART, with the chilling tale of "The Wife Who Lost Her Head. After a headless body is found alongside a California highway, the police start search looking through missing person's reports in hopes of learning her identity -- only to find the only woman missing who matched the description of the corpse was the wife of one of their own...

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January 23, 2024 14 mins

Introducing Season 8 of the American Hauntings Podcast, which goes in search of America's Murder Houses, where the spirits of the past still linger behind. In this season, we’ll be taking you behind the locked doors of both famous and little-known places, where murder, violence, and brutal events occurred and have left a mark on the house as a haunting.

We'll have at least 23 murder houses on our list – each with its own uni...

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Hey, it's bonus episode that takes listeners back a couple of years to our season on the Villisca Ax Murders and explores the serial killer that Troy believes committed the murders in Iowa, as well as five other towns across the Midwest. But this episode is a little different since we'll also take a look at the grim anniversary of the Newton Murders in Massachusetts, that other authors believe may be linked to Villisca. Wha...

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Throughout the past year, we’ve introduced you to a very strange collection of stories about people who have gone missing – disappeared without a trace, never to return. But as an end of the year "thank you" for all the great feedback, story ideas, texts, emails, and support that we’ve gotten from you this season, we wanted to offer you one last story.

We’ll warn you though – this isn’t your typical missing person story. Th...

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December 21, 2023 50 mins

Join Troy for a countdown of the best horror films of 2023 - a recording of a Facebook Live event on December 20. Find out what scared us the most in 2023 and what movies you need to look out for -- and avoid -- during the spooky winter days ahead!

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Of all the stories that we have featured during this season of the podcast, this one may be one of the strangest. It’s a story of holiday heartbreak and tragedy and of five children who went missing from their West Virginia home on a cold December night.

Or is it?

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Someone who was watching the KIMT-TV news on the morning of June 27, 1995, might have noticed that the popular anchor Jodi Huisentruit wasn’t behind the news desk that day but they might not have thought much about it. They had no idea that anything strange was happening...

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This will not be the last episode to feature a missing child – or missing children, in this case, teenagers – this season, but these stories are two of the most heartbreaking, so get ready for another tough one.

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This Halloween Season, we are discussing our favorite Road Trip Horror Movies, including:

  • Joy Ride (2001)
  • Duel (1971)
  • Vacancy (2007)
  • The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
  • Wrong Turn (2003)
  • House of Wax (2005)
  • The Houses October Built (2014)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • Race With The Devil (1975)
  • Jeepers Creepers (2001)
  • The Hitcher (1968)
  • & more!


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October 24, 2023 84 mins

It was on June 6 of that year when two Missouri teenagers and one of their mothers vanished without a trace after a graduation ceremony and have never been seen again. There was no valid reason for the three of them to disappear. They weren’t running from anything or looking for a new life. They’d just celebrated the event of a lifetime and had everything to live for.

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On March 10, 1928, Los Angeles mother Christine Collins was faced with every parent’s worst fear – the disappearance of her child. Her son, Walter, vanished that afternoon.

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