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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Annabelle the Doll

Our friend Zach on Facebook suggested I look into Annabelle the Doll, since I talked about Robert a few years ago. Since I started this season with a movie doll, I figured why not end with one? Except this movie doll is real. If you have any real-life horror (or just spookiness) you would like me to share with the world, there are many ways to tell me. You could make like Zach and use our Facebook page, or Twitter @HalloweenHaunt or our Google+ page. And of course HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com, where you can find all of the episodes.

The New England Society for Psychic Research is the Warrens’ organization, with a page devoted to Annabelle. The Warrens’ Occult Museum has its own Facebook page, too.

Music:

“Witching Hour,” “All Hallows,” “Doll House,” and “Seance” by Sam Haynes from the album “Welcome to the Horror Show”
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The Girl at the Underpass

Emma on Facebook suggested we look at the classic North Carolina legend of the ghostly girl. Is it really a North Carolina legend? Tell me about your legends at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and circle our Google+ page.

Read a version of the story from the NC Secretary of State’s page. Also an “investigation of actual events”  And an interesting examination of the origins of the legend.

Music:

“Misery” and “Something Comes Orchestral extended version” by Six-Nail-Coffin (Adam John Prawlocki) (from MacJams.com)

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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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A Spooky Story of a Boy and His Dog

Something different this time in the Haunt: An original tale never before heard. This one is especially friendly for littler ones who don’t get too scared. Share your story at  HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Visit our satellite haunts on Google+, Facebook and Twitter @HalloweenHaunt.

Music:

“Dark Walk,” “Colossus,” and “Distant Tension,” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Bloody Mary

Cute children’s game, or doorway to the unknown? Or both? Learn about Bloody Mary, a topic suggested by listener Danny Kidwell. Tell us your favorite spooky game at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com, on Facebook, or on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt.

Learn more about Bloody Mary from Wikipedia, About.com, Snopes, and Scary for Kids.

Music:

“Darkest Child var A” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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