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Fireside Phantoms

Best friends Holly and Carol delight with terrifying tales of the supernatural.

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Oregon State Mental Hospital & David Carradine

Holly takes us on a tour through the twisted corridors of the Oregon State mental hospital, while Carol remembers the mythic actor David Carradine and the creepy facts surrounding his untimely death.   Sources: David Carradine Reuter’s,AP 7/2/2009 by Alex Dobuzinskis, ABCnews.go.com June 4, 2009 by Russell Goldman , Article by www. news.com.au August 18, 2009 “David Carradine Killed By Secret Society” OregonLive.com, the statesman journal.com, Wikipedia, article cats and mental health pdx

23mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Creepy Gravestones & Bigfoot

Holly digs up some grisly gravestones while Carol goes camping with Bigfoot.   Sources: https://bigfooteruption.com/eruption-cave/creating-bigfoot-rx/creating-bigfoot-1-0/demons/demons-vs-bigfoot/ http://bfro.net/GDB/state_listing.asp?state=or https://www.bigfootoforegon.com/sightings-reports http://www.native-languages.org/legends-bigfoot.htm https://facty.com/network/answers/things/is-bigfoot-real/5/ http://www.christiananswerman.com/bigfoot-ghosts-ufos-satan/ https://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/strange-creatures/why-are-people-vanishing-from-u-s-national-parks.htm https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10283569/nellie-louisa-vaughan ; https://paranorms.com/creepy-graves/ ;  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/meet-the-real-life-vampires-of-new-england-and-abroad-42639093/ ; https://horrorhistory.net/2017/11/14/victim-of-the-beast-666/ ; https://frontierhomestead.org/homestead-telegraph/2018/10/18/tales-behind-the-tombstone-martha-jane-mcewen  ; https://cemeteriesroute.eu/projects/stories/hands-of-madness.aspx

45mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot & The Black Monk

Holly revisits the darkest prison riot in US history and Carol travels to England to have tea with the Black Monk.       Sources: http://www.halcyonmag.com/article/The+New+Mexico+Prison+Riot+of+1980%3A+Hell+Comes+To+Santa+Fehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico_State_Penitentiary_riothttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M-hPpuAqwQ https://www.travelchannel.com/shows/the-dead-files/episodes/death-sentence-santa-fe-new-mexicohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD-0CtHkJxk https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1955211/black-monk-of-pontefract-haunting-britain-violent/ http://www.the13thfloor.tv/2016/12/21/the-mysterious-poltergeist-known-as-the-black-monk-of-pontefract/ https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/08/the-sinister-case-of-the- black-monk/ https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/monastic-order-of-cluny-6391http://www.aedificium.org/MonasticLife/CluniacOrder.html

38mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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Robert The Doll & Summerwind

Carol plays with Robert the Doll while Holly explores a stormy mansion named Summerwind.     Sources: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/summerwind-mansionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summerwind http://www.theoccultmuseum.com/the-haunting-of-summerwind-mansion/ https://www.strangerdimensions.com/2013/03/11/the-curse-of-robert-the-doll/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_(doll) https://allthatsinteresting.com/robert-the-doll https://www.ksat.com/news/texas/2020/01/15/they-cant-let-it-go-haunted-elsa-doll-returns-to-houston-family-after-being-thrown-out-multiple-times/ https://www.ksat.com/news/texas/2020/01/15/they-cant-let-it-go-haunted-elsa-doll-returns-to-houston-family-after-being-thrown-out-multiple-times/

35mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Carol's Ghost Stories & Oculus Anubis

Carol reminisces about her own childhood ghost encounters while Holly takes us to a creepy house deep in the woods of her hometown.   Sources: https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2017/04/gresham_eye_clinic_manager_con.html

25mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Thelma Taylor & College Ghosts

Holly recalls the story of a slain teen that haunts the beautiful Cathedral Park in Portland, Oregon. Carol scares up some creepy college campus stories!   Sources: 13thFloor.tv by Brennan Klein. University of Colorado- Internet/ RockyMountainParanormal.Com

23mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Curse Of The Bell Witch & Hitchhiking Ghosts

Holly visits the vindictive Bell Witch of Tennessee, and Carol takes a ride with some traveling spirits. Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GPVw_XLMuQ https://tinyurl.com/uzl2oey http://www.bellwitch.org/story.htm https://tinyurl.com/qvaxqzvhttps://tinyurl.com/w2tnbdx https://www.nytimes.com/1981/10/18/us/evidence-of-1980-murders-hidden-by-Ghost Stories From The Pacific Northwest - Margaret Read MacDonaldGhost Stories of Washington - Barbara Smith - Lonepinepublishing.comLonepinepublishing.com

30mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Shades Of Death Road & Slender Man

This week, Holly takes us for a drive down Shades of Death Road, while Carol gives us the skinny on Slender Man.     Sources: https://thoughtcatalog.com/christine-stockton/2014/01/13-peoples-real-experiences-with-the-slender-man/ https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/The_Slender_Man https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender_Man https://www.chicagotribune.com/autos/sc-auto-tips-1025-avoid-deer-collision-20181019-story.html

34mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Witch's Castle & Strange Day In Seaside

Holly retraces the dark history of the Witch's Castle in Portland's Forest Park, and Carol recounts a weird and creepy trip she took to the beach.   Sources: https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Nun-s-rosary-beads-were-used-to-kill-her-Oregon-1095228.phphttps://didyouknowfacts.com/gloomy-ghosts-witchs-castle/ http://northwesternghostsandhauntings.blogspot.com/2010/11/witchs-castle-portland-oregon.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-obY0pYLtzE

26mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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Valentine's Day Special

Holly and Carol celebrate romance with this special supersized episode! Holly tells the story of a troubling teen break up resulting in dire, headless consequences and the story behind legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright's bloodied, burned and broken heart, meanwhile Carol drudges up "ghost texts” and teaches us how to carry a tune with the haunting of the Phantom Whistler.   Sources: https://nypost.com/2019/11/08/ghost-texts-from-valentines-day-spark-confusion-heartache/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/11/07/forgot-you-not-valentines-day-ghost-texts-arrive-months-late/ https://obscurban-legend.fandom.com/wiki/Phantom_Whistler_of_Louisiana http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_phantom_whistler_of_louisiana https://englishlexically.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/the-whistler.pdf https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/a-kiss-before-dying/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright , https://www.americanhauntingsink.com/taliesin, https://www.americanhauntingsink.com/other , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliesin_(studio)

46mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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Haunted Hotels

Carol and Holly check in to some famously haunted hotels and call out the sinister spirits tucking guests into bed each night.   Sources: https://frightfind.com/benson-hotel/ https://www.hauntedrooms.com/oregon/portland/haunted-places/haunted-hotels/the-benson-hotel https://www.bensonhotel.com/ https://portlandghosts.com/the-heathman- https://frightfind.com/the-heathman- https://www.hauntedrooms.com/oregon/portland/haunted- places/haunted-hotels/the-heathman https://ghostcitytours.com/san-antonio/haunted-places/haunted-hotels/menger-hotel/  ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Alamo https://www.legendsofamerica.com/nm-stjameshotel/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._James_Hotel_(Cimarron,_New_Mexico

36mins

17 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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Skinwalker Ranch & Black-Eyed Children

Holly investigates the illusive shapeshifters of Skinwalker Ranch while Carol invites some Black-Eyed Kids over for a terrible treat.     Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin-walker http://www.skinwalkerranch.org/stories/4.html https://www.gaia.com/article/is-skinwalker-ranch-home-to-an-unearthly-dire-wolf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinwalker_Ranch https://www.wired.com/story/inside-robert-bigelows-decades-long-obsession-with-ufos/ http://paranormalcannock.blogspot.com/2013/07/return-of-black-eyed-children.html http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/28/witness-report-i-let-the-black-eyed-children-into-my-home-and-now-im-slowly-dying/ http://weekinweird.com/2015/08/20/parents-black-eyed-children-adult-bek-encounter/ https://mythology.net/mythical-creatures/black-eyed-children/ http://www.paranormalscholar.com/black-eyed-children/

34mins

10 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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Willow's Weep & Morgan's Corner

Carol gets wispy over Willow's Weep while Holly churns through some tales of Hawaiian horror.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwA4uGo-yb4 http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/October-2014/Friday-Frights-The-Real-Story-Behind-Honolulus-Haunted-Morgans-Corner/ https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/hawaii/morgans-corner-haunted-hi/ https://www.horrorsociety.com/2019/10/07/willows-weep-the-most-haunted-house-in-america-is-getting-a-feature-film-crowd-funding/https://m.facebook.com/willowsweepww/https://www.hauntedjourneys.com/haunted-sites/4043-willow-s-weep https://www.wthitv.com/content/news/More-than-just-a-ghost-story-Paranormal-investigator-calls-Vermillion-County-house-evil--564066521.html https://wcspiritual.webs.com/apps/blog/show/32907479-willows-weep-investigation-september-13-2013

32mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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Disneyland Deaths & James Dean Death Car

Carol punches her ticket to the dark side of Disneyland while Holly test drives James Dean's death car.     Sources: https://dapsmagic.com/2018/10/more-than-a-haunted-mansion-the-top-ten-ghost-stories-from-disneyland/disneyland-ghost-stories/ http://www.theoccultmuseum.com/dark-side-disneyland-10-ghost-stories-urban-legends/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wnxM1qg76Y and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_James_Dean, and https://jalopnik.com/the-curse-of-james-deans-little-bastard-5113390https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/alec-guinness-warned-james-dean-his-car-one-week-before-deadly-crash-1019948

36mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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Vampires & Video Games

Holly goes drinking with some lady blood thirsters while Carol battles the ghosts in the machine.     Sources: http://www.the13thfloor.tv/2017/04/11/creepypasta-the-postmortem-photo-of-loana-the-bloodthirster-bears-a-deadly-curse/ https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bathorys-torturous-escapades-are-exposed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_B%C3%A1thory https://listverse.com/2013/06/06/10-creepy-video-game-urban-legends/ https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/06/haunted-cursed-and-mysterious-video-games/ http://www.the13thfloor.tv/2016/03/25/from-polybius-to-sad-satan-the-five-most-haunted-video-games/ https://gotgame.com/2014/01/30/gamebusters-myth-12-fallout-3-predicts-the-future/

38mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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Cursed Composers & Creepy Clown Panic

Carol mixes the melodies of some sinister music, while Holly rethinks inviting a clown to perform at her next birthday party.   Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_clown_sightings ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrinkles_the_Clown ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-pHcveHILw ; https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/oct/31/the-great-clown-panic-of-2016-a-volatile-mix-of-fear-and-contagion ; https://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/09/man_arrested_in_stabbing_death.html  ; https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37612735https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-pHcveHILw&authuser=0 https://www.wqxr.org/story/how-curse-ninth-symphony-haunted-these-composers https://culturacolectiva.com/music/the-curse-of-the-ninth-famous-composers https://dangerousminds.net/comments/scriabins_mysterium_music_to_destroy_the_universe https://qz.com/quartzy/1429949/devils-interval-what-makes-music-sound-scary/ https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/11/the-mystery-of-the-devils-sonata/ https://www.ranker.com/list/historical-figures-who-sold-their-souls-to-the-devil/jonathan-sherman

40mins

14 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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April Tragedies & Plague Phantoms

Holly braces for the year's deadliest calendar dates, while Carol quarantines herself from the ghosts of history's most notorious plagues.   Sources: https://www.chron.com/news/nation-world/article/April-14-20-Historically-America-s-most-5410307.php ; https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/04/17/april-15-week-cursed-unlucky-notre-dame-fire-lincoln-titanic-waco-boston-marathon/3495247002/ ; https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xy9b5w/the-third-week-of-april-is-a-very-scary-time-for-america ; https://geekmom.com/2013/04/does-more-tragedy-happen-in-april/   ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Abraham_Lincoln ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre-Dame_de_Paris_fire ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Tech_shooting ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_City_disaster ; https://www.history.com/news/deadliest-natural-disasters-us-storm-flood-hurricane-fire ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_siege ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing  ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbine_High_School_massacre ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwater_Horizon_oil_spill https://amyscrypt.com/york-england-haunted-places/ https://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/strange-creatures/grim-reaper3.htm https://www.travelchannel.com/shows/ghost-adventures/articles/poveglia-islands-haunted http://www.webelieveinaliens.com/ancient-aliens-plagues-and-epidemics/ https://www.ranker.com/list/black-plague-ghost-stories/erin-wisti https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/04/death-incarnate-bizarre-tales-of-plague-bearing-phantoms/ https://historycollection.co/thousands-died-from-the-black-death-in-1666-leaving-behind-haunted-plague-pits-in-london/

45mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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Strange Disappearances

Carol investigates a gaggle of unexplained disappearances, while Holly tells the tale of the mysterious Yuba County 5.      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident ;  https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/532063/bizarre-hell-disappearance-yuba-county-five ; http://thedeviationdiaries.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-yuba-sutter-missing-5.html ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmXq5qlsQVU ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuba_County_Five  ; https://lostnfoundblogs.com/f/the-yuba-city-5-detour-to-death https://youtu.be/vlsNSPwbXpU https://downthechupacabrahole.com/2018/03/11/the-man-who-vanished-into-thin-air/ https://coolinterestingstuff.com/david-lang-the-man-that-disappeared-into-thin-air https://deadmule.com/edward-lang-the-strange-case-of-david-lang/ https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/One-year-later-still-questions-on-how-Whiteface-13607502.php http://anomalyinfo.com/Stories/1880-september-23-mystery-david-lang https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-ski-lost-new-york-constantinos-danny-filippidis-canada-firefighter-whiteface-mountain-adirondacks-a8212586.html https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3991862/five-people-who-simply-disappeared-into-thin-air-and-were-never-seen-again-from-a-prisoner-who-faded-in-to-nothing-to-a-crippled-man-who-vanished-from-his-chair/ https://www.theepochtimes.com/plane-said-to-vanish-reappear-10-minutes-later-time-slip_1715532 https://www.ancientorigins.net/unexplained-phenomena/mysterious-tale-man-taured-evidence-parallel-universesorembellishment-005788

51mins

26 May 2020

Rank #18

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Mcmenamins White Eagle Saloon & Edgefield Hotel

Carol and Holly tongue twist through the haunting stories of the famous McMenamins's historical hotels and bars of the Pacific Northwest.     This week’s promo is from Small Town Secrets. STS  explores the strange stories and sightings from small towns around the world. Give them a follow on IG @stscast.gram and FB/Twitter @stscast and don’t forget to subscribe!     Sources:  https://portlandghosts.com/mcmenamins-edgefield/ ; https://blog.mcmenamins.com/whats-up-with-all-the-ghosts/ ; https://seeksghosts.blogspot.com/2019/08/oregons-spooky-mcmenamins-edgefield.html ; https://www.advocate-online.net/the-spooky-side-of-mcmenamins-edgefield/ https://frightfind.com/mcmenamins-white-eagle-hotel/ https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g52024-d248085-r476855812-McMenamins_White_Eagle_Saloon_and_Rock_Roll_Hotel-Portland_Oregon.html https://eliotneighborhood.org/2010/01/08/the-white-eagle-saloon/ https://ghost.hauntedhouses.com/oregon_portland_white_eagle_pub_and_hotel https://offbeatoregon.com/1703c.white-eagle-shanghai-spot-435.html https://sipnorthwest.com/dig-haunted-northwest-white-eagle-saloon-hotel-portland/ https://portlandghosts.com/white-eagle-saloon/ https://www.mcmenamins.com/venueevent.aspx?id=219276&venueid=55

40mins

19 May 2020

Rank #19

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Glamis Castle

Carol invites Holly to go monster hunting inside the most dreadful, looming, and haunted castle in all of Scotland.   Sources: https://oklahoman.com/article/3497722/glamis-castle-scotlands-most-haunted-residence https://www.glamis-castle.co.uk/ https://www.highlandtitles.com/blog/gruesome-ghosts-of-glamis/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-monster-of-glamis-92015626/ https://www.spookyisles.com/haunted-glamis-castle-facts/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glamis_Castle http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/index.php/haunted-buildings/haunted-castles/236-glamis-castle-strathmore-scotland https://scotlandwelcomesyou.com/glamis-castle/ https://amyscrypt.com/edinburgh-castle-scotland-haunted-ghosts/ https://glamiscalling.org/

31mins

12 May 2020

Rank #20