Haints, Boo Hags and Plat Eyes

Travel with me to a corner of the American south for some unique individuals. More ghosts and other creatures will be found at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Other creeps hang out on our Facebook page, on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and on Google+.

Learn more about these unique beings at this site from Ketchikan, Alaska, oddly enough; and Travels with Persephone; Charleston Currents; and of course Wikipedia. Learn about haint blue from Hidden Charleston.

Music:

Final Count,” “River Valley Breakdown” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Let the Suffering Begin”by Tony Longworth from the album “From The Outside Looking In”
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Nerves” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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The Dybbuk

Uh-oh, another thing to look out for. Maybe a ghost, maybe a demon.  Find us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook, and Google+. Find all the episodes and more at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Learn more about the Dybbuk, the play “The Dybbuk,” and the Dybbuk Box from Wikipedia. See the 1937 film “The Dybbuk,” based on the play, on YouTube. 

Music:

“Tabuk” and “Private Reflection” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“The Carrion Waltz (instrumental for English Horn)” by Adam John Prawlocki (from MacJams.com)

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Irish Halloween Traditions

Many of our favorite Halloween traditions come from Ireland, but not all made it over here. I talk more about traditions at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Join us on Facebook, on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and Google+.

Learn more about Halloween in Ireland at Ireland-Information.com, IrishCentral, and GoIreland.About.com.

Music:

“Celtic Impulse” and “Folk Round” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Haunted Institutes of Higher Learning

Spookie Pumpkin on Twitter suggested a tour of some haunted campuses. It was a good suggestion.  You can find me on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and also on Facebook, and Google+. Find all the episodes at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Learn more about UGA Athens, CSU Channel Islands, Drew University, and Ohio University (the other) Athens.

Music:

“Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins”“Classic Horror 2”, and “Midnight Meeting” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“House of Evil” by Audionautix (audionautix.com)

“Spirit Box” by Sam Haynes from “Welcome to the Horror Show”

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Poltergeists

All this time I’ve been presenting programs and I’ve never focused on poltergeists? Luckily, Robin on Facebook reminded me. Find more information on ghosts and spirits at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. The Halloween Haunt is on Google+ and on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt.

Wikipedia explains the phenomenon. About.com has the signs of a poltergeist for you to refer to when you are in need.

Music:

“Ghost House (Fettdog remix)” by Sam Haynes from the album “Welcome to the Horror Show Music for Halloween 2013”

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The Houghton Mansion

By request from Brian on TheHalloweenHaunt.com: A tragic story leads to a haunting–maybe. The creepy details herein. Find more Halloween info  on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, you’ll find me on  Facebook and Google+ as well. Please inform us of your haunting experiences at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Learn more about the mansion and its tragic story on Wikipedia. The Travel Channel has an article and a video.

There is a Facebook page for the Houghton Mansion Ghost Tours.

Music:

“She Wore Black” by Garni (from MacJams.com)

“Insane” by David Chochoi (from SoundClick.com)

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The Haunted Victorian in Gardner, Massachusetts

Home, sweet home. Well, two out of three ain’t bad. Learn about another charming abode for spirits. Have you ever experienced ghosts? Let us know on Google+. Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and Facebook. More hauntings on HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

I first heard about this house from the Worcester Telegram. Then I found first-hand accounts of tours/investigations here and here. A skeptic examines contrary evidence here.

A very nice photo tour is online. You’ll find the Facebook page of the Haunted Victorian Mansion and a page dedicated to a particular evening excursion.

Music:

“Together” by Tony Longworth from “Tinsel and Fire”
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