Podcast 18 – Ghosts!


Today we discuss ghosts and things that go BUMP! in the night.  We talk about a famous haunting or two, then give our own ghostly tales and finish up with a little chat about spooky films we like.

Download:  New World Witchery – Episode 18
Winchester Mystery House website
Encyclopedia of Ghosts & Spirits by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Official Bell Witch website
Movies mentioned: Lake Mungo, The Ring, Rosemary’s Baby, Paranormal Activity, 6th Sense, Blair Witch Project, 28 Days Later, & Blindness

Promos & Music
Title music:  “Homebound,” by Jag, from Cypress Grove Blues.  From Magnatune.
Promo 1 – Iron Powaqa
Promo 2 – Forest Grove Botanica
Promo 3 – Media Astra ac Terra

8 thoughts on “Podcast 18 – Ghosts!”

  1. I really enjoyed this episode! I love hearing people’s ghost stories since I don’t have any of my own. Anyway, I decided to come out of my shell and comment because I just heard a neat D’n’B track, “Deeper Meaning” by Kontrol, that reminded me of the Winchester House.

    Keep on posting your awesome podcast! Whenever you post a new episode, it’s like getting a free cookie 🙂

  2. Oh Cory and Laine, I’m halfway through episode 18 (had to pause it to come into work from my car!) and I just have to tell you – listening to you guys is like talking with an old friend. I look forward to every episode and I learn something new each one.

    Even though I’ve never met you, and have never seen your faces, there’s something about your warm voices and frank discussions that comfort me.

    Please keep up the excellent work!

    Jen in Fairfax, VA

    1. Jen this is wonderful! Thank you so very, very much. I’m blushing! I really love knowing that people don’t think we’re too ridiculous or boring, and hearing you talk about us as “old friends” is just incredibly heartwarming. I hope you continue to feel that way, and other folks do, too!

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment!

  3. Great show guys! I have some ghostly experiences from a house I lived in that I’d be happy to share, and you two are welcome to read them on air and mention me (its good for my ego ya know :P)

    But before all that, I gotta say it really is interesting that theaters have an attraction for paranormal activity. I myself am a lover of the supernatural and cryptozoology. I’m a personal fan of wild-man legends and sightings (wildman being Bigfoot, the Skunk Ape, the Foulk Monster, etc).

    X-files = the best show ever. I used to scare the crap out of myself when I was a kid watching it. The scary episodes for me weren’t the ghost episodes though. The episodes dealing with aliens and abduction scared me the most. That’s one thing that even freaks me out to this day. Damned aliens.

    I got a movie you guys need to watch for Halloween. It’s a little movie called “Trick R’ Treat.” ( http://www.amazon.com/Trick-r-Treat-Anna-Paquin/dp/B002LMSWN2 ) I’m not much for giving away things in movies, so watch the trailer attached to the amazon site. That movie is just awesome, and has some pagan references.

    Anyway, I used to live in a house that was in the middle of 10 acres of woods on the outskirts of town. I lived with a few roommates; one roommate’s (we’ll call him Ken) family owned the house, so we paid a low rent to them.

    Me and my friends would go hang out and play (nerd alert!) Dungeons and Dragons at this house for years before we moved in, and we all had some ghostly encounters. Things like electronics turning on with no one close to them, lights flickering, the feeling of being watched. Ken, while in the hall, saw the lower part of a leg, in a walking gait, disappear through a closed door as he turned a corner.

    While living in the house, I was able to get a better impression of the spirit. For me, it usually manifested as the voice of a little girl. My room was on the opposite end of the house, so I would spend nights alone in this house that was in the middle of the woods with that constant “being watched” feeling. My cats would often stare at things that weren’t there, and I would hear a little girl’s voice on occasion, sometimes singing, other times talking.

    Once she went through a night of slamming and opening a door to the bedroom of a new roommate (who I’ll call Harry) that had moved in a few months previous. It was kinda funny, as this roommate was an ex-navy man that worked on a submarine, and he was pretty unnerved by the whole situation. I can’t really make fun of him though, as it was pretty freaky to me.

    At this time, we were the only 2 people in the house. The first time the door slammed, it was slammed so hard I heard it across the house. About 20 seconds after, Harry came into my room saying “Did you hear that?” At first I thought he slammed it, but he said he was sitting at his computer across the room when it happened. We went to investigate, and the door was closed. Harry had left it open after leaving the room. We go back to my room a little freaked.

    After about 15 minutes, we go back to look, and the door was open. The straw that broke the camel’s back (and caused Harry to sleep in my room that night) was as we were walking away this final time, we heard the door creak slowly shut, ending with that little “click” of the bolt.

    I have more spooky stories, but I have rambled for quite some time as it is.

    Have a blessed Samhain.

    1. Hi Odom!

      Lol, I’ll let Laine enthusiastically agree with you about the wonders of X-Files. Scarlet over at Lakefront Pagan Voice is a huge fan of the show, too.

      Thanks for the movie recommendation, too! I’ll have to see if I can get it thru Netflix.

      The ghost stories are great! I LOVE hearing other people’s tales (and so does Laine)! Thank you SO much for sharing them.

      Keep up the great comments!
      All the best,

  4. Too much fun you guys!

    Here’s a family ghost story:

    The place my grandparents moved into once the last of their kids had grown was creepy.
    Every night about 10pm (not exact timing but around then) the sound of a small baby screaming in pain would come from the spare bedroom. Not a baby crying for mommy or because of a poopy diaper but in HORRIBLE PAIN.
    So long as no one was in the room at the time, it was like clockwork, if oyu were in the room at 10-ish it wouldn’t happen.
    It was loud and very scary, it would make people jump up out of their seats. The cries lasted just long enough for you to run from the living room to the bedroom door, but as soon as you came to the door it stopped.
    This was witnessed by pretty well everyone in my family at the time (though I was a little too young to remember)
    My Grannie found living in a home with the ghost of a baby that screamed in pain too much to bear and they moved. They had lived there less than a year.
    It made believers out of everyone on my Mom’s side of the family!


    1. Thanks Juni! I LOVE getting these stories, and this is a really spooky one! I think I would move, too, if I hear a ghost baby screaming every night. Yeesh!

      Many thanks for the tale! Hope you’re doing well!

      All the best,

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