Just outside of New Orleans lies swampland, and looks like any other in the state of Louisiana. Don’t be fooled. The Manchac Swamp features a dark history, including a voodoo priestess who haunts the area to this day and mysterious cajun werewolves lurking around every corner.Sponsors!Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code HAUNTED during checkout!
With the first bricks laid for its foundations in the year 70 A.D., the Roman Colosseum was always fated to be the home of extravagance and excessive bloodletting. Its savage and brutal history has scarred the ground upon which it stands, and even to this day, people can still hear the screams of those who died for sport.Parcasters - Is there any truth behind the rumored society that protects the secrets of the Holy Grail? Learn mo... Read more
Even our national parks aren't safe from ghosts. Located in picturesque Wyoming, the pair of waterfalls have seen more than their share of murders, suicides, and accidental deaths. Visitors to Yellowstone National Park may very well see a spirit above the waterfall, or a nightmarish face in the mist.Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episo... Read more
Built in 1884, the Chelsea Hotel has been a beacon of New York City counterculture for over a century. Its bohemian community has included Andy Warhol, Sid Vicious, and Stanley Kubrick. But where there is great creativity, there is often great tragedy. And some residents of this hotel simply refuse to leave.Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotif... Read more
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 to the drowning of a young bride to be. To this day, she seeks unsuspecting victims she can drag below the surface, hoping to remedy her eternal loneliness. Sponsors!Gabi - Take 2 minutes and see if you can save up to $865 when you go to Gabi.com/HAUNTED.Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first ord... Read more
This beautiful body of water connects the Caroline Islands in Micronesia. It also holds the largest collection of shipwrecks on planet earth. The United States sunk a number of battleships and aircraft in the Truk Lagoon, all of which are still there to this day... along with the souls of their departed sailors.Sponsors!Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code HAUNTED during checkout!
Pristine and untouchable, this iconic building has been home to various Presidents of the United States for over two hundred years. But the history of the American Presidency is not as spotless as the walls at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - in fact, those who walk the White House grounds often find themselves face to face with ghostly shreds of the nation's past. Parcasters - How does a lie become a life altering conviction? There... Read more
Despite its name, Blackwater River is actually one of the cleanest waterways in the United States. But the things that it hides under its surface are far from ordinary. Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/HAUNTED.
Once a residence for Danish royalty, Dragsholm Castle was later used to hold prisoners of war and enemies of the state. They say you can still hear the groans of those forever trapped in the dungeon, and those entombed alive, brick-by-brick, within the walls. Sponsors!Gabi - Take two minutes and see if you can save up to $865 a year on car insurance at Gabi.com/HAUNTED. There are NO fees, NO forms, and NO spam.
In 1909, this historic and picturesque hotel opened in the beautiful Estes Valley, Colorado. The Stanley Hotel has stood for over one-hundred years, but during that time, this relaxing and lovely vacation place, has also drawn the admiration of the dead, and the dead do not intend to leave anytime soon. Parcasters - This week on Hostage we finish the unbelievable story of a woman held captive for over seven years. Hear the end... Read more
In the former prison colony of Port Arthur, Tasmania, the worst of Australia's criminals were forced to work in an inescapable prison. The monotonous and torturous environment drove these men to desperate actions, and now desperate spirits haunt the port to this day.Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/HAUNTED.
Its dungeons have housed many unfortunate prisoners, many dangerous secrets. So secure was this stronghold, that it was able to bend the will of perhaps the greatest villain in history; Vlad Dracula himself. Parcasters - Who was the Man in the Iron Mask? The king’s brother? The queen’s lovechild? A poor unlucky valet? This week we do our best to find out on Unexplained Mysteries! Available now on parcast.com/unexplained
This slice of untouched beauty on the New Jersey coast offers endless activities for outdoor enthusiasts. But it's the things buried below the surface you have to watch out for -- the lonely grave and the lost military weapons -- these dark secrets lurk behind the idyllic scenery, seeking out only the most vulnerable of souls.Parcasters - Don't miss Hostage this week! Where we tell the story of a South Korean celebrity abducted on ... Read more
Hollywood is one of our most celebrated institutions, but do you know the dark shadows draped over its early years? In this new Parcast Original, we reexamine unknown and overlooked histories of society's beloved cultural touchstones. Every multi-episode series will take on a new topic, from the music industry, to sports, and even dating and romance.In this clip, we introduce the complicated story of Hollywood's founding as a relig... Read more
This small town in Serbia boasts a meager 700 inhabitants, but rumors of its legacy loom incredibly large. Many have suggested the home to the first vampire in the 1700s was in Kisiljevo. Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off when you go to PairOfThieves.com/HAUNTED.
Once a popular man-made recreational waterfront in Dallas, Texas. White Rock Lake took on a sinister turn after a tragic drowning. The problem was, nobody seems to know when this happened or who really died that day. Parcasters - Checked out Not Guilty yet? We’re following up our examination of the Robert Blake trial with a real corker, the trial of Cythia Payne, the Madam of London. Find out more at parcast.com/notguilty
In 1936, a photographer captured the visage of a specter in what became the most famous picture of a ghost ever taken. The ghost would later be known as the "Brown Lady of Raynham Hall", and her mystery would open the door to a world of dark secrets kept by the wealthy English family.Parcasters - Was George Adamski a conman or genuine UFO observer? Find out on this week's episode of Extraterrestrial! Available now at parcast.com/ex... Read more
In 1829 this prison in Philadelphia opened its doors with a progressive sense of optimism about employing the most modern and humane version of prison reform. But in the Eastern State Penitentiary was the guards, not the prisoners who ultimately proved this wrong. What followed were punishments so tortuous and vile the evil behind them still lingers in the walls, waiting simply for their cells to be unlocked.Sponsors!Green Chef - F... Read more
Originally opened in 1888, the Banff Springs Hotel is one of Canada’s preeminent luxury hotels, nestled deep in the wilderness of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. The hotel’s massive size, beautiful architecture, and stunning surroundings drew all sorts of wealthy people to vacation within its rooms. However, some people who stay, never seem to leave. Sponsors!Green Chef - For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us... Read more
Hi Haunted Places fans! If you love political intrigue, history, and clandestine operations, you're going to love our new podcast, ESPIONAGE. In this clip, we introduce the story of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, American citizens who spied on behalf of the Soviet Union, giving them access to technology that would alter the balance of the Cold War. To hear the rest of this episode, subscribe to ESPIONAGE on Spotify, or wherever you li... Read more