Everything is Spooky in the Dark
Travel around the world and discover the dark history that makes a place spooky, haunted and a little bit scary. Stories, folklore and horrible histories and where you can travel to find them.
info_outline Episode 26 - The Wizard of West Bow in Edinburgh Scotland 03/02/2021
Episode 26 - The Wizard of West Bow in Edinburgh Scotland 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.
info_outline Episode 25 - Was Charles Lechmere Jack the Ripper? 01/27/2021
Episode 25 - 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.
info_outline Episode 24 - The Gruesome History of Jack the Ripper 01/01/2021
Episode 24 - 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 murder has left his mark in dark history forever.
info_outline Episode 23 - Elizabeth Bathory - The Blood Countess 12/16/2020
Episode 23 - Elizabeth Bathory - The Blood Countess History tells us of 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.
info_outline Episode 22 - The Thomas Bradford Experiment 12/04/2020
Episode 22 - 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.
info_outline Episode 19 - Ghost Stories with Providence Ghost Tour 09/30/2020
Episode 19 - 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.
info_outline Episode 18 - People Being Buried Alive 08/28/2020
Episode 18 - 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.
info_outline Episode 16 - Burke and Hare - Scotland's Grave Robbing Serial Killers 06/20/2020
Episode 16 - Burke and 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?
info_outline Episode 15 - Ghost Stories from Around the World 03/24/2020
Episode 15 - 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.
info_outline Episode 14 - The Real Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Deacon William Brodie 03/09/2020
Episode 14 - 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. Hosted by Crystal - https://wanderingcrystal.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/wandercrystalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/wandering_crystalFacebook: https://facebook.com/wanderingcrystalMusic: Kevin MacLeod - Quinn's Song - The Dance Begins
info_outline Episode 13 - Spending the night in the Edinburgh Vaults 02/26/2020
Episode 13 - 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?
info_outline Episode 12 - The Tragic Life of Bridget Bishop - Salem Witch Trials History 02/11/2020
Episode 12 - 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.
info_outline Episode 11 - The Crushing of Giles Corey - Salem Witch Trials History 01/01/2020
Episode 11 - The Crushing of Giles Corey - Salem Witch Trials History 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.
info_outline Episode 9 - Green Witches, Folklore and Flower Rituals with Katherine Kear 11/20/2019
Episode 9 - 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.
info_outline Episode 8 - The Above Ground Oven Crypts in New Orleans 11/06/2019
Episode 8 - 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.
info_outline Episode 7 - The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe 10/31/2019
Episode 7 - 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"
info_outline Episode 6 - Why Do People Believe in Ghosts? 10/23/2019
Episode 6 - 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!"
info_outline Episode 5 - Witches in Scotland 10/09/2019
Episode 5 - 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.
info_outline Episode 4 - Edinburgh's Plague Infested Mary King's Close 09/25/2019
Episode 4 - 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.
info_outline Episode 3 - The Coffin Dolls of Edinburgh Scotland 09/11/2019
Episode 3 - 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?
info_outline Episode 2 - Nicolas Cage and his Dark Connections with New Orleans 08/27/2019
Episode 2 - 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.
info_outline Episode 1 - The Casket Girls of New Orleans 08/14/2019
Episode 1 - 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.