The Mystery of Roanoke Island

Back before there was a United States, one of the early settlements was Roanoke Island. It didn’t go well. But what happened to the people? Justin in California suggested this on the Halloween Haunt Facebook page. I give you Halloween news on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. If you would like to give to the Haunt, scroll down TheHalloweenHaunt.com and look to the left. Thank you. That’s also where you’ll find every episode.

Wikipedia has a wealth of knowledge about Roanoke Island, John White, Virginia Dare, and much more. National Geographic looks into evidence that we’ve found evidence of the colony.

Music:

“Edge of Night” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked–Halloween and Horror Music for Halloween 2016”

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The Bell Witch Cave

A witch story and ghost story in one. Perfect. Find all the episodes at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Make sure you join us on Facebook, on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and Google+.

Learn more from the official website of the Bell Witch Cave, the Bell Witch Website (unofficial?), and PrairieGhosts.com. Wikipedia will tell you about both the Bell Witch and the Bell Witch Cave.

Music:

“Tombstone” by Twilight Productions

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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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Halloween, a Quick History Rebooted

Because the early episodes are dropping off the feed, and because reboots are so “in” right now, we revisit the history of Halloween, as much as we can fit in a few minutes, at least. There is a bit of new material. Find much more history at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Also join me at Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, our Google+ page,  and Facebook.

Learn more history at History.com and Wikipedia.

Music:

“The Boreal Forest” and “What Lurks?” by Six-Nail-Coffin (Adam John Prawlocki) (from MacJams.com)

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Banshees

By suggestion from Skyler on  Facebook, we discuss the mythical creature the banshee. Please don’t cry if we didn’t your favorite aspect, just let us know at the aforementioned Facebook, on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, or at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

There are several websites that discuss banshees, like Wikipedia, Ireland’s Eye, and Your Irish. Rune Scape fans, this will tell about your banshees. And if you were disappointed I didn’t discuss Siouxsie and the Banshees….

Music:

“The Pyre” 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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That Horrifying House in Amityville, NY

How could so much happen in one house in a lovely hamlet on Long Island, NY? Some houses have all the luck. Learn both scary stories, which are terrifyingly true in the latest episode. More is always at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. And join us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and on Facebook.

Amityvillefaq.com will tell you all about the murders and the haunting.

The Amityville Murders have an “official” website. I wonder who certified it? It does have a lot of information.

Wikipedia has information about the book The Amityville Horror, as well as Ronald DeFeo, Jr., the convicted killer of his family.

Background:

“Dopplerette” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Tomb of Terror!” by Hollywood Haunts from “Halloween Demons And Vampires”  (INTROSOUND)
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More On This Album

“Right Behind You” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“The House of Leaves” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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

“Noise Attack” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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