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The Haunted Bourbon Orleans Hotel
New Orleans is full of spooky places and haunted locations. Join me as we chat with Travis, a New Orleans local who worked at the very haunted Bourbon Orleans hotel.
Previous Podcast Episodes
The Vampires of New Orleans
New Orleans is a city full of a dark history. From the vampire lore of the Casket Girls to the grim history of the Carter Brothers. Learn the history of the Vampires of New Orleans.
Was Charles Lechmere Jack the Ripper?
Was Charles Lechmere/Charles Cross more than an innocent bystander in the infamous Jack the Ripper murders? Or was he one of the most suspicious men in the case? Was Charles Lechmere Jack the Ripper? Let's go over the details.
The Gruesome History of Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper is the world's most infamous serial killer. Wreaking havoc in the Whitechapel District in London in 1888, the murderer has left his mark in dark history forever.
The Thomas Bradford Experiment
Spiritualists contact the dead through seances and rituals, but how can we prove it to the world? One Spiritualist made the ultimate sacrifice to show that the living can connect with the deceased.
Witches in England
The witch trials in England were brutal - with an entire family being executed during the Pendle Witch Trials to the horror caused by the Witchfinder General. Listen to the history of witches in England.
People Being Buried Alive
What if you woke up, surrounded by darkness, enclosed in a coffin? The air is being consumed at a rapid rate, being stolen by your frantic screams. You will suffocate before anyone could find you. It's scary how often people were buried alive throughout history.
Burke & Hare - Scotland's Grave Robbing Serial Killers
Crystal and her Scottish friend Chris discuss the history of Edinburgh's most prolific serial killers Burke and Hare. Were they really grave robbers? Or just greedy killers with too much time on their hands?
The Real Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Deacon William Brodie
Did you know that Robert Louis Stevenson's book Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was based on a real person? His name is Deacon William Brodie and his double life was insane.
The Tragic Life of Bridget Bishop - Salem Witch Trials History
Bridget Bishop was the first person who was executed as a witch in Salem. Now her ghost is suspected to be haunting the city of Salem Massachusetts. Listen now to her life during the mass hysteria that consumed Salem Massachusetts in 1692.
Krampus - The Christmas Devil
There is a scary beast that lingers around Christmas time. Punishing naughty children in the scariest way possible. Learn about the folklore of Krampus - also called the Christmas Devil.
The Above Ground Oven Crypts in New Orleans
Have you ever wondered why New Orleans cemeteries are above ground? What happens to those bodies in the hot New Orleans summers? Why are they called oven crypts? I answer these questions and more in this week's episode of Everything is Spooky in the Dark.
Why Do People Believe in Ghosts?
Today I talk about the science behind why people believe in ghosts. On the Wandering Crystal blog, I talk a lot about spooky and haunted locations and where to find them. I finish the podcast with a personal ghost story - be sure to take a shot every time I say the word "fun!"
Edinburgh's Plague Infested Mary King's Close
Travel deep beneath the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, back in time to the 17th century when the plague was running rampant across Scotland. Hear about the plague victims and what really happened to them inside Mary King's Close.
Nicolas Cage and his Dark Connections with New Orleans
Nicolas Cage and New Orleans are connected in strange and unusual ways. One day he decided to purchase a haunted house in the "big easy" and what happened to him is peculiar.
The Wizard of West Bow
The ghost of Thomas Weir still haunts the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland. Why was a respected religious Major executed for serious crimes? What was the truth behind Edinburgh's Wizard of West Bow - Thomas Weir.
Elizabeth Bathory - The Blood Countess
History tells us about a cruel woman nicknamed The Blood Countess. She would drink and bathe in the blood of innocent young girls to steal their youth. Was Elizabeth Báthory truly as evil as we thought? Maybe not. Find out the secrets and truths behind the life of the world's most prolific female serial killer.
The Haunted House on the Hill
On this Halloween special episode of Everything is Spooky in the Dark, Crystal spends a weekend in a haunted little house in New England.
Ghost Stories with Providence Ghost Tour
Listen to some of the spooky ghost stories from Providence Ghost Tour's Courtney. To her experiences living in a haunted house to spooky stories from her ghost tour in Providence RI.
Learn more about Providence Ghost Tour here: https://providenceghosttour.com/
Eyam - England's Plague Village
In 1665 the plague made its way to Eyam. The entire village entered into a death pact in order to spare others of the same fate.
Ghost Stories From Around the World
Listen to three ghost stories from around the world. These ghost stories are tied to real history and real places in St Andrews Scotland and New Orleans Louisiana and Salem Massachusetts.
Spending the Night in the Edinburgh Vaults
If you love ghost stories and tales of the paranormal you will love this episode of the Everything is Spooky in the Dark podcast. Would you spend a night trapped inside the Edinburgh Vaults?
The Crushing of Giles Corey
Have you heard about the history of the mass hysteria that consumed Salem Massachusetts in 1692? The Salem Witch Trials were brutal to the suspected witches, but one man suffered immense torture at the hands of the court. Listen now to the life and death of Giles Corey.
Green Witches, Folklore and Flower Rituals with Katherine Kear
We have talked about the hysteria behind the witch trials in Scotland, but what about the practice of witches such as the Green Witch or White Witch? Today we speak with Folklorist Katherine Kear all about Green Witches, Folklore and Flower Rituals and Worship.
The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe
On this bonus Halloween episode of Everything is Spooky in the Dark I read my favourite Edgar Allan Poe short story - "The Cask of Amontillado"
Witches in Scotland
The witch history in Scotland during the Great Scottish Witch Hunt. The witch torture in Scotland was brutal - listen to the history of Scottish Witchcraft and be sure to read the post to find out which sites you can visit in Scotland that is associated with Scottish witch history.
The Coffin Dolls of Edinburgh, Scotland
Hidden within the hills of Edinburgh lies a mystery. Tiny coffins filled with tiny wooden people. Could they be tied to the infamous killing duo Burke and Hare?
The Casket Girls of New Orleans
Everything is Spooky in the Dark brings you the story about how vampires came to New Orleans. Listen now to Crystal from wanderingcrystal.com tell you the folklore and real history about the Casket Girls of New Orleans.