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Hello! This is my podcast where I delve into the history behind paranormal events. Each week I cover a different spooky location or creepy topic and sometimes even share my own experiences or interview my friends about theirs. So grab yourself a cup of tea, make sure the doors are locked and the sage is close by. I have a story to tell you.
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Welcome to an engrossing episode of 'My Haunted Life' podcast with Angela Hartshorn. This episode will take you through Angela's spine-tingling experiences at Hotel Park Central in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The hotel, once a railway hospital and later, a psychiatric facility for children and teens, bears an uncanny past despite its luxurious refurbi…
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On this week’s episode, we are celebrating Walpurisnacht, halfway to Halloween or Samhain, the night before Beltane, the night the witches gather on top of Mount Brocken in Germany and dance and revel all night. This area is famous for it’s myth and legends and I have found some good ones to share with you. So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself …
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This week, finally, I’m finishing up the story of Alice Crawford Snow. If you haven’t listened to part 1 I recommend you do. There’s a lot of nuisance to the history that we are going to start talking about in this episode but this is the episode where everything goes a little ape shit. Last time we ended with Alice being found in a burning bed so …
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Happy Turkey Day! I found a couple of cool ghost stories for Thanksgiving just for fun! Hope you are having a great day! Enjoy some spookiness! Show notes https://www.newspapers.com/article/salt-lake-telegram-thanksgiving-ghost/25141240/ https://thedeadhistory.com/2017/11/23/thanksgiving-ghost/ https://nypost.com/2021/11/25/grandpas-thanksgiving-gh…
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On this week’s episode I’m telling you the harrowing tale of Alice Crawford Snow. There’s a pretty good chance you have never heard of her. Now if you are from the same area of Colorado as I am, you have probably heard of her sister, Emma Crawford, the namesake of the Manitou Springs Coffin Races. Alice was your classic Victorian spiritualist with …
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On this Spooky Snippet I'm talking about the Return to Nature Funeral Home in Penrose, Colorado. You know, the one that's been all over the news because the owners took off, neighbors started complaining about an odor, and when police went in they found now 190 bodies! Yeah that one! The owners were finally arrested and there was a press conference…
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On this week's episode we are exploring the Hoia Baciu Forest in Romania. We are talking disappearing sheepherders, strange faces in pictures, and UFOs! So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself a cup of tea, make sure the doors are locked, and the sage is close by. I have a story to tell you. For visuals of today's podcast to add to your podcast li…
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On this week’s I’m telling you about the ghost of Grace Brown who haunts Big Moose Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. Her story is horrific. Grace was tragically murdered by the man she loved while out boating on Big Moose Lake and now makes herself known to campers and visitors. So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself a cup of tea, make sure the d…
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On this week’s episode I am starting a series of stories that are great to listen to around the campfire starting with a heavy hitter, the famous ghosts of the Pine Barrens in New Jersey. There is one very famous inhabitant of the Pine Barrens, but I was surprised by how many other famous ghost stories are littered about. Of course, the most famous…
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On this week’s episode I’m taking you guys ghost hunting at the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle on Halloween weekend, looking for a famous lesbian weed activist spirit. The Sorrento is considered to be in the top ten haunted hotels in the United States and she did not disappoint. So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself a cup of tea, make sure the doors …
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On this week’s episode we going going to the Merchant Cafe, seattle’s oldest bar and possibly the most haunted. Its an awesome place and I don’t think I have been to a place that takes their haunting, and their documentation more seriously. Like the hauntings are embraced here! It’s so much fun. So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself a cup of tea…
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On today’s episode we are talking about just some of the ghosts you can encounter at the Pike Place Market, the world famous Seattle Market where they throw giant fish back and forth. It’s pretty freaking awesome. This place has such a rich history I am barely skimming the surface here, so I’m focusing on the ghost of Arthur Goodwin, the spirit tha…
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On this week’s episode I am telling you about the dark history and hauntings of the Cape Disappointment and Northhead Lighthouses. These things have seen quite a lot of death in their times being in the middle of the Graveyard of the Pacific. One of the most prominent ghosts is that of Melancholy Mary who simply breaks my heart. So lets get into sh…
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On this week’s episode we are talking all about ghost ships that have been reported near Astoria. So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself a cup of tea, maybe something with whiskey in it this week, make sure the doors are locked, and the sage is close by. I have a story to tell you. For more photos, videos, and to support the show go to: https://w…
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On this week’s episode we are delving deep into the Columbia River in search of the legendary Colossal Claude, a mysterious sea serpent reported several times near Astoria. Here’s the thing about the Pacific Northwest. There are a lot of sea serpents so we are going to examine the history of sightings of Claude, some of his closest neighbors, what …
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On today's Spooky Snippet, I am introducing you to Dr. Q's Spirit Hand, a lovely little disembodied hand that helps you communicate with the dead. I'm also explaining what a Spooky Snippet is. Sources: Thayer's Dr. Q Spirit Hand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcvHopgYA8o https://www.martinsmagic.com/allmagic/mentalism/dr-q-spirit-hand-by-thayer-qu…
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On this week’s episode we are examining the glorious, haunted houses of the Flavel family. One haunted by spirits and the other haunted by the last generation of the family, one member of which became known as Hatchet Harry. This is the story of family secrets and a mystery that endured for decades. There’s a lot of twists and turns in this one. So…
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On this week’s episode I’m taking you ghost hunting at the infamous Witch’s House in Portland. I didn’t think I would actually find so much on the history on this one but I found a treasure trove. Most of the hauntings appear to revolve around one horrible murder, which I found newspaper stories recounting the tale in graphic detail. I have had so …
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On this week’s episode I’m taking you to one of our favorite places in all of Portland, Kell’s Irish Restaurant and Pub. When Portland Oddities & Curiosities Expo rolls around in the fall you will find us there at least one of the nights we are town. We love the food, drinks, and atmosphere, the ghosts are honestly a bonus. This place is connected …
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On this week’s episode, I’m going to tell you the history and hauntings of the Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon. I figured we needed a sweet story for Valentine’s Day. I also wanted a break from the darkness of the shanghai tunnels. I was lucky enough to visit the beautiful Pittock Mansion while we were out there with the Oddities and Curiositie…
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On this week’s episode we are going dark and discussing a heavy hitter in the paranormal community, the infamous Shanghai Tunnels of Portland. Trigger warning. It’s real dark. Name a bad thing and it will probably be mentioned today. Human trafficking, sexual assault, drugging, murder, cannibalism, racism. Yeah there’s a lot today. I discovered in …
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On this week’s episode I have my darling friend Bekah from Raven’s Dark Dolls. She is an artist that takes old dolls and puts a spooky twist on them. In her travels she has come across more than a few spirited dolls. We talk about the why, what to do with a doll spirited by a dark entity, and so much more! So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself a…
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On this week’s episode we are going down the rabbit hole of the weird and wonderful world of haunted dolls on E-bay, with my buddy Andrew Cronk of Cronk Art & Curiosities. I thought that this was be a nice reprieve from the creepiness and yet we ended up giving each other the shivers. So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself a cup of tea, make sure…
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This week on the podcast we continue the month of Haunted Dolls with another of the most infamous, Annabelle. This sweet little Ragged Anne Doll has caused a lot of trouble. She tormented nurses, terrified priests, and even almost killed Ed and Lorraine Warren. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/myhauntedlife/messageSupport this podcast…
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On this week’s episode we are delving into the history of one of the most famous haunted dolls in the world, Robert the Doll. This one has always given me the heebee jeebees. Maybe because it’s relatable. Robert has been to blame for people losing their jobs, relationships, deaths, and all sorts of mishaps. He has gained celebrity status from his l…
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On this week’s podcast, we are finishing up our tour of the Texas with an out of the world stop. We went to go see Ned the Alien’s grave and wandered around Aurora, Texas! For the UFO enthusiasts out there, this was like Roswell before Roswell. As the story goes in 1987, a ufo crashed on Judge Proctor's land. The most sensational part of the story …
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Hello goblins and ghouls and welcome to another episode of my haunted life podcast, with me, your host, Angela Hartshorn. How is everyone doing this week? This week I’m doing top 10 haunted bathrooms. No real surprise, most of them are found in the UK. I was actually surprised there were so many haunted, and well documented, bathrooms. So lets get …
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On this week’s episode, we are continuing our adventures in Texas with my buddy Rayne and this time we are going to the infamous Goatman’s Bridge. This is an incredibly sad and dark story, full of racism, demons, and even child murder so be prepared for that. I feel like the story of Goatman’s Bridge has exploded in popularity in recent years and i…
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On this week’s episode, I’m taking you to the Screaming Bridge in Arlington, Texas, a creepy out of the way spot known to the locals as a place to hear disembodied screams from long dead teenagers who died on the road. Local legend states that some kids were out celebrating a football game win one night when they collided with each on the bridge. T…
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On this week’s podcast I am telling you about ghost pirates. As you should all know by now I’m a giant nerd and one of my newest obsessions is Our Flag Means Death on HBO starring Rhys Darby, who I would leave my husband for, and Taika Waitka as the pirates Stede Bonnet and Blackbeard. Some people might not realize that these were real guys! I feel…
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Ok so this week’s episode was suppose to come out 2 weeks ago but that’s when the death happened so it’s happening now. This week I’m talking to the wonderful Candace Ó Fearáin-Black of the Julian Black’s Arcane Vampire Ball. We are talking about a Colorado vampire legend. Candy has told me this story before but this is the first time we really got…
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On this week’s episode I am finishing off the Salem episodes with a little trip to Old Burying Point Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Salem and the second oldest cemetery in the nation. This is the quintessential colonial cemetery, 400 year old hand carved tombstones, big leafy trees creating long shadows and whose old roots are starting to push to…
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On this week’s episode we are continuing the Salem episodes with The Ropes Mansion. It is a gorgeous, two storied, white colonial mansion with cute little gabled windows. Its close to downtown Salem at 318 Essex Street. The Ropes Mansion housed 4 generations of Ropes family members that lived and died within it’s walls. It saw happiness and a lot o…
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On this week’s and next week’s episode I’m continuing my interview with Rachel Chris-Doane, Director of Education of the Salem Witch Museum. This second part has become the most requested episode ever! I still can’t believe I got her on my little ole podcast. And the second part is just as good as the first! So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself…
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On this week’s and next week’s episode I’m talking to Rachel Chris-Doane, Director of Education of the Salem Witch Museum. You know the one in the beautiful castle looking structure, that was actually featured in FallOut 4. I still can’t believe I got her on my little ole podcast. As you all know I’m a bit of a history nerd, and Rachel absolutely a…
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For this week’s episode I’m doing what is known as "the most haunted night club in America,” Bobby Mackey’s Music World in Wilder, Kentucky. I feel like this one is a two for one special. Not only is there a tale of love gone wrong that there are two! One is the unfortunate story of Pearl Bryan, whose story rivaled the murder of Lizzie Borden’s par…
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On this week’s episode we are talking about the White Lady of Chatham Manor in virginia. It’s a short, sweet story. Chatham Manor has seen a lot of horror with slavery, a slave rebellion, and the civil war, even being used as a battlefield hospital but the story of the white lady has endured as the most popular ghost story at Chatham Manor. So lets…
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On this week’s episode I’m starting off the ghostly love stories with the story of the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete, Florida. This is probably the sweetest, most romantic story of the bunch. It’s a story of star crossed young lovers who never forgot about each other, and the giant pink hotel that was built because of it.--- Send in a voice message: …
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This week I’m finishing off the Resurrection Mary episodes. I have Tony Szabelski on from Chicago Hauntings. Tony was the nice gentleman that helped up with the Kean Ave Werewolf research. We are discussing what it like being a ghost tour leader in Chicago and in particular the Archer Triangle and we also discuss one of the most famous and mysterio…
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This week we are going back to Chicago and I’m going to tell you about all the weird things that surround Resurrection Cemetery and our girl Mary. This area has been dubbed the Archer Triangle. Of course our girl is the most famous entity but there was so much it needed it’s own episode. We are talking ghosts and gangsters, monks and demons, werewo…
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This week I’m doing an episode inspired by my friends Andrew and Chris at Cronk Art and Curiosities. They were recently traveling in Europe, Italy in particular, and ended up at Christmas Market. As their story goes, they were wandering the stalls and they came across this table of nutcrackers and santas and at the end of the table were a bunch of …
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This week, finally, I am bringing back our girl Resurrection Mary! There’s just so much with her and I just kept finding more and more. There has been decades of sightings and her story has morphed over time. Her story comes out of a little bit of a seedy area where there were a lot of crime and death so there is definitely some strong energies in …
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This week I’m doing a case that scared the out of me as a child and stayed with me throughout my life, the Sallie House. I remember watching all about it on Sightings at the time and following the case. Sallie is said to be a little girl spirit that haunts a house in Atchison, Kansas at 508 N. 2nd street. Sallie isn’t a nice spirit. In fact, she wo…
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This week I’m continuing the stories that scared the out of me so I’m telling you about the legend of La Llorona, the weeping woman. She is a famous spirit known in latin american cultures but has been gaining popularity in the past few years since she has started showing up in more populated areas usually caught on security cameras drifting throug…
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On this week's episode I continue the spooky Halloween episodes with another one that gives me the heebie jeebies, the Wendigo. A wendigo is an indigenous American evil spirit of the forests of Canada but can sometimes be found in the northern states of Minnesota and Wisconsin and according to a story I found online right here on Pikes Peak, so tha…
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This week I’m telling you the tale of the one and only, Resurrection Mary from Chicago. Her story is the classic hitchhiking ghost tale and the lady in white story haunting the roadway where she was killed. But Mary is a little different from most. She is a huge cultural icon. Her story has captured the imagination of thousands of people. She’s the…
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For those that have been listening to the show for a little while you might have realized that we hit an anniversary! The podcast is officially 1 year old as of July 30th! We made it a year! To celebrate I’m doing a throwback episode, all the way back to I believe episode 2 with my very dear friend Rachel Powell of the Pickety Witch. I’m so excited…
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This week I am going across the pond, all the way to Scotland, to the shores of Loch Ness, known best for the cryptid that lives in it’s depth. The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie to her friends, has actually been spotted twice this last week. Seems appropriate to talk about the most notorious home in the Highlands, Boleskine House. Boleskine House is…
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This week I’m finishing up my deep dive into the Devil Made Me Do It Case. It’s amazing to think that after two episodes we still haven’t gotten to the murder and court case, spoiler alert, there’s a murder coming. I left off last week with Ed and Lorraine Warren coming in to help the Glatzel family with David’s possession and trying to convince th…
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