Haunted History Chronicles

Haunted History Chronicles

Curl up and enjoy discovering the history and ghostly events that surround different places, locations and people.

Episodes

July 19, 2024 48 mins

In today's episode we delve into "The Lady in the Bay Window," a true ghostly tale by William, who turned his experiences into a bestselling book. After his mum's cancer diagnosis, William channelled his energy into writing, raising nearly £30,000 for charity. Join us as we explore the haunted happenings at number 333.

My Special Guest Is William C. Graves (Pseudonym)

William’s Mum was diagnosed with a rare form o...

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Maurice Barbanell (1902-1981) was a pivotal figure in spiritualism, renowned as the founder and editor of "Psychic News," a leading spiritualist publication. His work promoted the spiritualist movement, emphasising the reality of life after death through mediums and psychic phenomena, significantly shaping public understanding and acceptance of spiritualism.

My Special Guest Is Dr. Nick Richbell

Dr. Nick Richbell recently...

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In today’s episode we delve into the remarkable rise of supernatural phenomena in post-World War II Germany, a period marked by the extraordinary popularity of faith healers like Bruno Gröning and a wave of witchcraft accusations. Joining us is Monica Black, the acclaimed historian and author of ‘A Demon-Haunted Land: Witches, Wonder Doctors, and the Ghosts of the Past in Post-WWII Germany’. Monica offers a compelling exploration o...

In this spine-chilling episode, we delve into ghostly encounters and afterlife beliefs across ancient civilisations! Journey with us through Mesopotamia’s restless spirits, Egypt’s elaborate rituals for the dead, and Rome’s fearsome spectres. Discover how Greece’s underworld, India’s reincarnation beliefs, China’s ancestral spirits, and MesoAmerican death gods shaped their cultures. Learn about rituals to appease the supernatural, ...

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In this episode, we sit down with William Abbitt from WTCW Paranormal, a paranormal investigator who has explored the eerie corners of Hampton Roads, Virginia. William shares some of his experiences from haunted locations such as the Ferry Plantation House as well as delving into local cryptids and folklore such as the Wendigo and Skinwalkers, adding layers of mystery to the region's stories.

Discover some of the unique places ...

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Today's episode dives into the experiences, ethos, and aims of a groundbreaking project with voices from both in front of and behind the lens of the new paranormal observational documentary pilot, Somerset Supernatural. Today's guests will share their unique insights and the wonders of the three hauntingly beautiful locations featured in the pilot episode. Whether you're a sceptic or a believer, this episode promises to...

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Bodmin Jail, located in Cornwall, England, is a historic prison that dates back to 1779. Originally built to house criminals and debtors, it became notorious for its harsh conditions and public executions. The jail's imposing architecture and eerie atmosphere have made it a popular site for ghost tours and paranormal investigations. Recently restored, Bodmin Jail now features a museum, offering visitors a glimpse into the grim ...

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Join author and host Thersa Matsuura on a fascinating journey into the world of Japanese spirits, monsters, and yokai. This episode delves into how these supernatural beings are deeply embedded in Japanese culture, art, and storytelling. Discover the eerie yet captivating tales that have inspired countless sculptures, paintings, and modern media. Thersa will also explore intriguing similarities and differences between Japanese and ...

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Join us as we dive into the captivating world of Matthew McGuire's "A Magical World." Praised as "well written, well researched, engaging... fascinating" by Stephen G. Dempster, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Crandall University. Matthew McGuire bravely treads where many fear to go, offering a thorough examination of supernatural phenomena. Whether you’re a sceptic or a believer, this discussion ...

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The Great War haunted the British Empire. Shell shocked soldiers relived the war’s trauma through waking nightmares consisting of mutilated and grotesque figures. Modernist writers released memoirs condemning the war as a profane and disenchanting experience. Yet British and Dominion soldiers and their families also read prophecies about the coming new millennium, experimented with séances, and claimed to see the ghosts of their lo...

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like for your family home to be at the centre of strange and unexplainable phenomena? Thought about the impact that this may have on your day to day life? Wondered who you would turn to for help? In today’s podcast I will be chatting with someone for whom their family found themselves precisely in that position. She joins me to share the first things the family began to notice and how this pr...

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Join us on an intriguing journey into the realm of Time Slips, where the fabric of time seems to fold, allowing brief glimpses into the past or future. In this episode, we delve into the phenomenon of Time Slips, accompanied by esteemed guest Dr. Ann Winsper.

Dr. Winsper guides us through accounts of Time Slips, including the Kersey Time Slip, where witnesses reported stepping into the past while exploring the quaint English villag...

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Delve into the enigmatic depths of biblical revelation with Matthew D. Arnold's groundbreaking work, "The Invisible Dimension: Spirit-Beings, Ghosts, and the Afterlife," a captivating exploration published by Anamchara Books. Departing from conventional readings, Arnold beckons readers to reexamine the sacred text, urging a profound engagement with the celestial realms and their inhabitants as depicted by biblical wri...

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Madge Gill (1882-1961) stands as an enigmatic figure in the world of art, revered as one of the most highly regarded self-taught artists of her time. Her artistic journey is as remarkable as it is mysterious, deeply intertwined with the spiritual realm. Gill's mediumistic art, created under the guidance of her spirit guide Myrninerest, transcends conventional boundaries, offering viewers a glimpse into the ethereal and the unse...

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Joining the podcast today is historian Caroline Rance to examine particular historical cases that highlight fraud and other out- of- the- ordinary happenings. From the curious case of Sago Jenkinson, whose diagnosis led to a tragic end in 1840s Hull, to the mystifying account of Dr. Harris of Rhayader, Wales, who spun webs of witchcraft to ensnare his patients in the 1860s, to Ethel May Wilkinson, the fortune teller with mystical v...

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In this episode, we embark on an exploration of real-life accounts and compelling anecdotes that offer profound insights into the realms beyond our physical existence. From individuals who have brushed with death and returned with astonishing tales to share, to remarkable instances of consciousness seemingly transcending the boundaries of life and death, we delve deep into the inexplicable.

Prepare to be mesmerised as we delve into...

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There are potentially hundreds of people who have experienced bizarre events of Telephone Calls from the Dead, and much like ghosts, and any other parapsychological phenomena, they appear to be highly common. Once all explanations have been considered, psychological and physical, are we genuinely faced with the reality of contact with the dead and evidence for survival? Joining me to discuss his books, research and more is Dr. Call...

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Joining me this episode is Mike Strange. Mike's life took a chilling turn when his romantic escapades with Emily ( his first wife for whom the name has been altered) led to spine-tingling encounters with the unknown. From drumming in empty bedrooms to levitating beds, join us as Mike shares his bone-chilling journey through haunted houses, mysterious apparitions, and unexplained phenomena. Tune in to discover the mysteries that...

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Originally constructed by Captain Powell, a wartime surgeon, the home was believed to carry a curse from its inception. Shortly after its completion, misfortune plagued the captain: bankruptcy, the loss of children to disease, and eventually, his own descent into madness. Passing through various owners, the mansion eventually came into the possession of its most illustrious inhabitant, Adelina Patti, the renowned opera singer from ...

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Welcome to the latest episode of our podcast, where we delve into the intriguing world of the paranormal with a truly remarkable guest. In this episode, we are thrilled to welcome Sam Baltrusis, a distinguished researcher, investigator, and author whose insights into the supernatural have captivated audiences worldwide.

Sam Baltrusis is best known for his acclaimed book "Ghosts of Salem" and his captivating appearances in...

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