Your Spooky Neighbors

Your Spooky Neighbors

Join two neighbors from Grand Rapids, Michigan in a podcast both wholesome and haunting. Your Spooky Neighbors explores all the dark corners from our world and beyond-- from true crime, the paranormal, urban legends, and all things generally creepy and strange.

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November 30, 2021 79 min

In late November 2018, a bright 31-year-old woman named Ashley Young went to visit an old friend, Jared Chance, at Mulligan’s Pub in Grand Rapids. 

A few days passed, and nobody had heard or seen Ashley until a neighbor made a shocking discovery in a shared basement.

What followed was a retired police officer and his wife’s attempted cover up for their son, a heinous display of evidence between two homes, and a lot of details tha...

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Hey neighbors.

In lieu of an episode this week, Stephanie and Gracey are bringing you a few updates for the podcast. Life updates. General talks about self-care and the absolute need for it during Hibernation and Holiday season. 

 

Have a personal true crime story or paranormal encounter you'd like to share with us? We'd love to hear from you! 

Send us an email over at yourspookyneighbors@gmail.com

 

For updates a...

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November 16, 2021 43 min

Stephanie takes us on a road trip to a mysterious 127-year old historic mansion located in Detroit, Michigan. The location was originally the residence of David Whitney Jr. and his family before it became a part of the Wayne County Medical Society for tuberculosis patients. And now, it serves as a restaurant which includes its famous Ghost Bar where many apparitions vanish between rooms... serve as bathroom attendants... and help s...

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Remember the movie Jeepers Creepers? With Justin Long and the nostalgic early 2000s vibes? Yes, that one. This week we're talking about a man named Dennis DePue who lived in Coldwater, Michigan and may have inspired the movie's opening scene. 

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We're doing something a little bit different in the spirit of post-Halloween: Choose Your Fighter.

This week, Stephanie and Gracey seek to end this ongoing war on vampires vs. werewolves. So, we have each taken a historical figure to pit against one another. Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered hundreds of girls and bathed in their blood, earning herself the title as The Blood Countess. Meanwhile... Peter Stump, a wealthy farmer sold...

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If you're looking for a rager this Halloween, this week's episode will leave you angry as hell.

7 years ago, 22 year old Chelsea Bruck disappeared from a massive Halloween Party in Monroe County, Michigan. It’s Hallo-week, and we’re telling you now that this episode has a lot of tricks. Seriously. Gracey takes Stephanie through a few rabbit holes while trying to pinpoint the monster responsible in this horrific case.

 

 

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We're going on a hike in this episode through the dark, wooded areas of Michigan, Connecticut, and Ohio. What's lingering in the shadows, you ask? Melon Heads. And legend has it they like hanging around the Felt Mansion in Saugatuck, Michigan. Which... is a haunting and mysterious place in itself.

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October 12, 2021 39 min

This week Gracey takes us to the crossroads. The first story involves the senseless muder of 16 year old David Lee Crawford back in 1996. All for what? A real human skull to use as decoration. Federico Cruz was truly a monster, and Michigan’s youngest juvenile to be given a life sentence. Gracey also shares her own experience back in 2018 when she came across something sinister on some railroad tracks.

 

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Joel A. Bond was surely active in his community affairs… especially in the afterlife. Today,  Stephanie shares the legend of the Ada Witch and the other chilling entities inhabiting Michigan’s most haunted cemeteries: Findlay Cemetery of Ada Township, and Nunica Cemetery. 

Don’t forget to look behind you. ;-)

 

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Not having all the pieces for a puzzle at an asylum would be maddening, would it not? It’s okay, we gotchyu. Gracey puts together the fragmented memories of a child patient named Ronny Larson who was admitted to Traverse City State Hospital in 1965. Behind closed doors is where Ronny and many other patients suffered great pain. Through intensive research, we uncover the hauntings and very real demons the child patients of Hall-18 f...

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In the late 90s, a mysterious and macabre rumor about the revolutionary game called Pokemon spread like wildfire: Lavender Town Syndrome. 

During the first few days of the release of Pokemon Red and Green in Japan, back in February 27, 1996, a peak of mysterious deaths and illnesses appeared in children between the ages of 10-15.  In this Basement Tapes mini, Gracey takes us on a nostalgic trip to Lavender Town and provides some t...

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As the buildings of the Traverse City State Hospital began to decay and fall into ruin, stories about ghosts started to settle within the cracks. But there's even more darkness that lurks within the asylum's walls.

In this week's episode, Stephanie takes us on a stroll through the bones of the old hospital-- the histories and philosophies in which it was built, the mad-man of a doctor who worked there, and the haunting...

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September 14, 2021 67 min

Somewhere out in the Northwoods darkness, a seven-foot creature walks upright. Watching from the shadows with piercing yellow eyes, the beast tilts its head back, and shrieks. 

In this creepy and lighthearted episode, Gracey and Stephanie tell the legendary tale of the Michigan Dogman. 

 

EXTRAS: "The Legend" by Steve Cook

OnStar Recording

The Gable Film

"The Michigan Dogman" by The Paranormal Song Warrior **S...

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We have another Basement Tapes mini that’s great for a walk around the block. Or maybe not. Today, Stephanie tells the tragic tale of ten women who were murdered over the span of a decade in the Heritage Hill District located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With the weather cooling down in our home state, we would like to remind you all to bundle up because this case is going to be a cold one.⁣

 

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September 7, 2021 57 min

Brady Oestrike was your typical nerd who was into medieval weapons, LARPing, cosplay, Dungeons & Dragons, BDSM… and apparently carrying women he met on Craigslist around in suitcases?

Gracey and Stephanie unpack a lot of heavy details in the tragic murder of pregnant 18 year old Brooke Slocum and her boyfriend Charles Oppenneer. We’re letting you know now that this case is a car crash full of emotions.

 

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August 31, 2021 42 min

Heed our warning: We’ll tell you now that this first episode is no picnic. Did the Devil drive a local man in the 1800s to the brink of insanity? What happened on the riverbed by the hanging tree… and what can be found in the water’s depths?

Gracey and Stephanie share the macabre local legend of Hell’s Bridge in Algoma Township, Michigan. It turns out… there’s even more tragedies and crimes that occurred within a two mile radius o...

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We hope you listen to this while driving. This Basement Tapes minisode is perfect for your morning commute or while out running errands. Just… be sure to check under your car before you head out. And... in the backseat. Gracey will tell you why in this short collection of real-life cases that are eerily similar to the urban legends, “Killer in the Backseat” and “The Ankle Slicing Car Thief”.

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Your Spooky Neighbors found a box of tapes in the basement… the first of its kind and definitely not the last. We call these minisodes: The Basement Tapes. The tape Steph pulled for today is an urban legend local to Grand Rapids, Michigan about a boy who just wanted to be beautiful...is that too much to ask? 

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August 27, 2021 56 sec

If you're interested in exploring nefarious cases and mingling with spirits, then you'll enjoy cracking a cold one with Your Spooky Neighbors. Gracey and Stephanie are two neighbors who both moved into an old historic home between February-March of 2020. They were complete strangers until one fateful day.. they both locked themselves out of the house. It turns out, they're both spooky, eccentric individuals who enjoy di...

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