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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La Llorona

The story of the famous Latin American ghost who’s doomed to wander the world in search of her children.  Tell me if you’ve seen her at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Circle the Haunt on Google+, follow the Haunt on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and (sigh) like us on Facebook.

Learn more about La Llorona from LegendsofAmerica.com, an article from the San Francisco Chronicle, the Texas State Historical Association, and a surprisingly sparse Wikipedia article.

Music:

“Unpromised,” “Tea Roots,” “Bent and Broken,” “Gnarled Situation,” “Zombie Chase,” all by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Lizzie Borden

Poor Lizzie Borden is still thought of as a parent murderer…but was she? And are there any ghosts in her story? What about yours? HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. And Facebook. Thank you, Tim and Kayleigh, for the suggestion.

TruTV has a detailed history.

PrairieGhosts.com tells the story as well.

There is a virtual museum dedicated to Lizzie Andrew Borden.

Wikipedia‘s article is here.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law goes into the trial in-depth.

Want to stay in the Borden family house? You can.

Background:

“Sound of the Fury” by Erik Scott Johnston

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Hawaii’s Night Marchers

I bet you didn’t know there were ghosts in Hawaii, did you? Of course there are. Learn about one type, the night marchers, then march over to HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com to tell us your ghost story. And join us Facebook and on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt.

A few sites, including Wkipedia, have information about the Night Marchers.

Background

80. Yeah, I Heard It” by tschai (from SoundClick.com)

“Zona de Truenos” by Hollywood Haunts from “Halloween – El DÃ�a Del Muerto!” (INTROSOUND)
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“Zombie Chase” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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