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Haunted History Chronicles

Michelle

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Curl up and enjoy discovering the history and ghostly events that surround different places, locations and people.
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If you were visiting Paris today, you’d probably find yourself walking past the love padlocks on the Pont des Arts, walking through Notre Dame and a mile on from there you’d be at the Louvre. If you were in Paris in the 1880s, there would be an altogether different attraction that you would almost certainly have found yourself in. The “only free theatre in Paris”, otherwise known as the La Morgue. The morgue first opened its doors to the public in 1804 on Île de la Cité, before moving to a new and larger building behind Notre Dame in 1864, where a memorial now sits. The location of the morgue was no accident: being in the epicentre of Paris and right next to the Seine, the morgue was in a good position to receive both the dead and the living. Many of the bodies, which were picked up off the streets or fished out of the Seine, were unidentifiable, so the public were ostensibly allowed in to help with their identification.

At the time, Paris was changing; it was becoming a more social, less divided city. Sigmund Freud described it in 1885 as a place where, “I don’t think they know the meaning of shame or fear; the women no less than the men crowd round nudities as much as they do round corpses in the morgue”. People of all ages and classes were beginning to socialise on the streets of Paris and in its local attractions. The morgue became one of the places to see and be seen and, since the morgue was open seven days a week, from dawn to 6pm, many Parisian residents became regular visitors right along with the tourists.

Joining me today is historian Catriona Byers who specialises in urban death, policing, medicine and photography from the nineteenth-century to the present day. She’s currently working on a PhD at King’s College London, focusing on the morgues of Paris and New York from 1864-1914. We were able to chat about the history of the morgue and some of the tragic stories of people who passed through there. We also examine how it was more than just a popular attraction as we examine the role it played in modern policing and forensics and more...

Thank you for listening.

Guest information:

Website: https://www.catbyers.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/heymorguegirl

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heymorguegirl/

If you want to get your hands on The Feminine Macabre Volume I, II, III or IV then make sure to take a look at https://spookeats.com/femininemacabre/ or via Amazon. You can explore my chapter titled, 'In Search of the Medieval' in Volume III.

If you wish to support the Haunted History Chronicles Podcast then please click on the Patreon link.

https://www.patreon.com/Haunted_History_Chronicles

Please use the links below or on the website to keep in touch via our social media pages : to ask questions and review other content linked to this episode.

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Internationally recognised, the historic floating hotel and museum attracts thousands of visitors every year. It has also attracted a number of unearthly guests over the years. In fact, some say the Queen Mary is one of the most haunted places in the world with as many as 150 known spirits lurking upon the ship. Over the past 60 years, the Queen Mary has been the site of at least 49 reported deaths, not to mention having gone through the terrors of war, so it comes as no surprise that spectral spirits of her vivid past continue to walk within her rooms and hallways.

In today's episode we explore some of the history, the grandiosity and the ghostly tales that lurk on this magnificent and historic Grey Ghost.

Thank you for listening.

If you want to get your hands on The Feminine Macabre Volume I, II or III then make sure to take a look at https://spookeats.com/femininemacabre/ or via Amazon. You can explore my chapter titled, 'In Search of the Medieval' in Volume III.

If you wish to support the Haunted History Chronicles Podcast then please click on the Patreon link.

https://www.patreon.com/Haunted_History_Chronicles

Please use the links below or on the website to keep in touch via our social media pages : to ask questions and review other content linked to this episode.

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/HauntedHistoryChronicles/?ref=bookmarks

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Derby has a reputation for being a hotbed of ghostly goings on. Stories of ghostly activities span generations. In fact it’’s difficult to turn a corner in the city without hearing a nerve jangling tale of things that go bump in the night. And you don’t have to go too far to find one such tale. The old gaol in Friar Gate has a particularly gruesome past. Today, all that survives of the original gaol are its cells, which now form part of a working museum which tells the story of its grisly history. Opened in 1756 it replaced one in the Cornmarket and materials from that building were actually used in the construction of the Friar Gate Gaol, which was deliberately sited close to Nun's Green, a place where executions had traditionally taken place. Many a brutal execution took place in the prison, and many others died by other means such as illness and suicide.

Joining me today to discuss the history and hauntings of Derby Gaol is TV paranormal historian Richard Felix- the owner of Derby Gaol.

Thank you for listening.

Guest Information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialRichardFelix

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/richardfelix_official/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/richardf_derby

Website: https://richardfelix.co.uk/

If you want to get your hands on The Feminine Macabre Volume I, II or III then make sure to take a look at https://spookeats.com/femininemacabre/ or via Amazon. You can explore my chapter titled, 'In Search of the Medieval' in Volume III.

If you wish to support the Haunted History Chronicles Podcast then please click on the Patreon link.

https://www.patreon.com/Haunted_History_Chronicles

Please use the links below or on the website to keep in touch via our social media pages : to ask questions and review other content linked to this episode.

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/HauntedHistoryChronicles/?ref=bookmarks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hauntedhistory4

Instagram: instagram.com/haunted_history_chronicles

Website: https://www.podpage.com/haunted-history-chronicles/

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Joining me today is Simon Entwistle an award winning tour guide and author of Ghostly Tales of the Unexpected. He has a knack for storytelling and regaling his audiences with history, ghosts, heroes, villains, murders, mystery and more.

In today's episode Simon is going to share some local and personal tales of history, ghosts, bravery and tragedy as well as sharing an interesting poltergeist account.

Thank you for listening.

Guest information:

Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/tophattours2369/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/simon413entwis1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/entwistlesimon/?hl=en-gb

If you want to get your hands on The Feminine Macabre Volume I, II, III or IV then make sure to take a look at https://spookeats.com/femininemacabre/ or via Amazon. You can explore my chapter titled, 'In Search of the Medieval' in Volume III.

If you wish to support the Haunted History Chronicles Podcast then please click on the Patreon link.

https://www.patreon.com/Haunted_History_Chronicles

Please use the links below or on the website to keep in touch via our social media pages : to ask questions and review other content linked to this episode.

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/HauntedHistoryChronicles/?ref=bookmarks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hauntedhistory4

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Website: https://www.podpage.com/haunted-history-chronicles/

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Salem, Spirits, and the Supernatural: How Superstition Crossed an Ocean

In today’s episode we will be joined by Josef from https://salemghosts.com and https://usghostadventures.com to explore Salem: it’s history, the paranormal and connections with a famous witch trial in England along with a host of other interesting discussion points.

So grab your broomsticks and warm your toes by a bubbling cauldron as we explore the history of witches, witchcraft and witch trials and discuss the now infamous events of Salem.

Thank you for listening everyone 👻❤️👻❤️

If you wish to support the Haunted History Chronicles Podcast then please click on the Patreon link.

https://www.patreon.com/Haunted_History_Chronicles

Please use the links below or on the website to keep in touch via our social media pages : to ask questions and review other content linked to this episode.

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/HauntedHistoryChronicles/?ref=bookmarks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hauntedhistory4

Instagram: instagram.com/haunted_history_chronicles

Website: https://anchor.fm/hauntedchronicles

Links to guest social media pages:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/salemghostsma/

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/usghostadventures/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/usghostadv/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/USGADVENTURES

Snapchat: @usghostadvntrs

Sources:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/a-brief-history-of-the-salem-witch-trials-175162489/

https://www.history.com/topics/colonial-america/salem-witch-trials

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The first episode of this two part podcast was only a warm up. Join us again with our special guests Haunted History BC https://hauntedhistorybc.com as we give you even more chilling accounts of history and hauntings. We continue exploring BC in the early days and take you on a truly terrifying ride. This episode is not for the faint-hearted. We meander down the darkened ally of a burned down hotel which once had an amazing history only to reveal an even stranger modern-day mystery. We will explore a splendid Tudor style inn with ghosts awakened by a Ouija session followed by a trip to a cemetery linked to murder and a Christmas Eve tragedy. Then if you dare, grab your flashlights and follow us to a high school built on a burial ground, a carriage ride at dusk through a haunted park with a screaming apparition and finally a museum with some creepy dolls.

Thank you for listening

If you wish to support the Haunted History Chronicles Podcast then please click on the Patreon link.

https://www.patreon.com/Haunted_History_Chronicles

Please use the links below or on the website to keep in touch via our social media pages : to ask questions and review other content linked to this episode.

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/HauntedHistoryChronicles/?ref=bookmarks

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Instagram: instagram.com/haunted_history_chronicles

Website: https://anchor.fm/hauntedchronicles

Links to guest social media:

https://hauntedhistorybc.com

https://twitter.com/HauntedHistory2

https://instagram.com/haunted_history_bc

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Joining me today to discuss Rolling Hills Asylum is Courtney from The Ghoul Guide over on instagram.com/theghoulguide . Rolling Hills is one of Courtney’s favourite locations and a place she has visited many times.

Rolling Hills, or The Genesee County Poor Farm as it was known back then, opened in 1827 in response to New York state legislation requiring all counties to assume duties of taking care of individuals unable to care for themselves. This immense, abandoned former almshouse is a location with a lot of history and unique stories. It is also a location with a plethora of supernatural activity being reported some of which includes: doors slamming, footsteps, full body apparitions, shadow people, dismembered voices and ghostly touches.

Come and join us in discussing this unique location: it’s history and it’s ghostly stories.

Thank you for listening ❤️👻❤️👻

If you wish to support the Haunted History Chronicles Podcast then please click on the Patreon link.

https://www.patreon.com/Haunted_History_Chronicles

Please use the links below or on the website to keep in touch via our social media pages : to ask questions and review other content linked to this episode.

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/HauntedHistoryChronicles/?ref=bookmarks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hauntedhistory4

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Website: https://anchor.fm/hauntedchronicles

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Part two of the Halloween focus on the rise of witchcraft today is going to be all about England’s most famous witch trial- Pendle Hill. In this episode you can explore the events of the trial and how significant it was as well as some of the paranormal activity that surrounds this location. For anyone interested in Salem and other witch trials this is an episode I hope you enjoy! If you haven’t listened to part one then start there- it’s really useful and helps paint the scene leading into this episode.

Thank you for listening and I hope you join me next time.

To support this podcast please take a look at the Haunted History Chronicles Patreon page

https://www.patreon.com/Haunted_History_Chronicles

Please use the links below, or via the website, to keep in touch via our social media pages: to ask questions and review other content. Uploaded will be a variety of different photographs for you to look through associated with this episode.

If you are brave enough you can also send me comments and questions via the digital record feature.

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/HauntedHistoryChronicles/?ref=bookmarks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hauntedhistory4

Instagram: instagram.com/haunted_history_chronicles

Website: https://anchor.fm/hauntedchronicles

Useful information if you wish to find out more:

Source https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Witches-in-Britain/

Source and recommended book read https://www.amazon.co.uk/Demonology-King-James-Forgotten-Books/dp/1605069426

Source https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/The-Pendle-Witches/

Source https://literarylancasterpoems2.weebly.com/the-lancaster-witches-carol-ann-duffy.html

Source https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14490790

Source and available to watch https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pendle-Witch-Child-Simon-Armitage/dp/B081NPZ1C8(available to watch on Amazon Prime!)

And Happy Halloween! 🎃

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