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Classic Ghost Stories
Classic Ghost Stories
Tony Walker
S0208 The Empty House by Algernon Blackwood
( S0208: The Empty House by Algernon Blackwood We did the Kit Bag by Algernon Blackwood as Episode 20, and there I said: Algernon Blackwood Algernon Blackwood was an English writer born in 1869 who ended up as a broadcaster on the radio and TV. His writing was very well received at this time and critics loved him. Even the great American author of weird tales HP Lovecraft cited Blackwood is one of the masters of the craft. Blackwood came from a well-to-do family and was privately educated despite that he was quite an adventurous man. He was interested in Hinduism as a young boy and his career was varied. For example, he ran a dairy farm in Canada and also hotel in the country. It became a newspaper reporter in New York City and was also a bartender and a model and also a violin teacher! All of this time, though he was always writing. He liked being outdoors and his stories often feature the outdoors. He was also interested in the occult and was a member of the hermetic order of the Golden Dawn along with such other characters is Arthur Machen and WB Yeats and Alistair Crowley. At one point he was a paranormal researcher for the British Society for Psychical Research and it is said that this story was based on a case that he investigated. The Empty House Structurally, the story is simple: our man hears of the house, he visits the house, he explores the house, weird stuff starts to happen, the ghost is revealed to be a replaying of a tragic scene from the house’s past, the protagonist is merely an observer. If he has an arc, it is the transformation of his attitude to his aunt from seeing her as a feeble old lady to a woman who is in some respects braver than he is. Blackwood lays on the dust, the shadows, the moonlight as well as scurrying beetles and some black thing that scurries off (probably a cat, maybe a rat in the dark). He does this well. We are taken right there. Michael Kellermeyer describes the story as an exploration of fear, rather than ghosts and I think that’s a good point. In that it matches some other stories like Marghatina Laski’s The Tower and H R Wakefield’s Blind Man’s Buff There’s a whole genre of ‘night in a haunted house’ stories. The Empty House Reminds me of a story I recently read from 1835, No. 252 Rue M. Le Prince by Ralph Adams Cram. That is much older, and more decadent. It’s worth a read though. In 252 Rue. Me Le Prince, as in this story, the person visiting the haunted house is merely a witness to past happenings. At least that was my take. Of course, that is like the Stone Tape theory of hauntings, which holds that the fabric of a building somehow records strong emotion and plays these scenes back as hauntings. It is also reminiscent of Blackwood’s own The Kit Bag, in that we have someone lurking out of sight who eventually is seen and in both cases they are the ghosts of criminals. The story also reminded me of Blind Man’s Buff by HR Wakefield, which we read recently , not to mention The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker, which we haven’t yet got round to. One bizarre incident in The Empty House is when he turns to see his aged aunt’s face is transformed into the face she had as a girl. He finds this horrific and turns from out, but I can’t see why it would be horrible and what purpose it has in this story. I had wondered whether she had been transformed into the murdered maid, but this does not seem to be the case. Blackwood with his stories of outdoor adventure and colourful employment history sounds very much like a man’s man and I am familiar with that archetype from my father’s attitudes and most of the rugby-playing chaps I knew. Blackwood’s stories, especially The Wendigo, are problematic for a modern audience because of their everyday racism. There is also a hint of misogyny, and ageism in his view that the aged aunt (I wonder how old she really was supposed to be – fifty?) is not expected to be brave or dogged, though she proves to... Support this podcast
55 min
Mr. Bunker's Conspiracy Time Podcast
Mr. Bunker's Conspiracy Time Podcast
Mr. Bunker
The Death of Marilyn Monroe
Research begins at 26:50 Lights! Camera! Action! Nude centerfolds of Mr. Bunker! This week Andy and Art pop a couple enemas and give you the whole enchilada on the death of Marilyn Monroe. What really happened to Hollywood’s “it” girl? How were John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy involved in her life and death? And was there a crime scene cover-up? It’s an episode fit for the stars! Thanks to Megan Peace-hand-sign-emoji for the topic! Andy and Art are NOT captured once again by the titular Mr. Bunker - what postcard did he send them this time? In the second segment, Andy and Art give you, the listeners, an uninterrupted presentation of their research into the death of Marilyn Monore. Finally, Andy and Art discuss Macho Man Humphrey Bogart, enemas, steamed hams, and so much more! Send us your thoughts to @MrBunkerPod and using the hashtag #TheEnemaWithin Music by Michael Martello Artwork by Hannah Ross Audio Editing by Arthur StoneFollow Us: * Patreon * Twitter * Instagram * Website * YoutubeLinks Mentioned: * Bobby Kennedy killed Marilyn Monroe claims Gianni Russo - Irishcentral * Joe DiMaggio Knew Who Killed Marilyn Monroe, According to a New Book - Country Living * Godfather actor claims Marilyn Monroe was murdered by Robert Kennedy - DailyMail UK * Why Conspiracy Theories About Marilyn Monroe Are Resurfacing - Newsweek * Death of Marilyn Monroe - Wikipedia * Did Marilyn Monroe Abort JFK or RFK’s Baby Before Taking Her Own Life? - The Daily Beast * All About Marilyn Monroe's Alleged Affair with John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy - People * MYSTERY STILL LINGERS ON MARILYN MONROE - CIA * Bobby Kennedy ordered murder of Marilyn Monroe, new book claims - Alarabiya * Death of Marilyn Monroe: Killing the Legend - The Unredacted * How Did Marilyn Monroe Really Die? | Unsolved History - YouTube * What Really Happened To Marilyn Monroe | Conspiracy Theories - YouTube
2 hr 25 min
Creepypasta and True Scary Stories
Creepypasta and True Scary Stories
Spooky Boo
Creepypasta and True Scary Stories Episode 86: Four Spooky Ghost Stories
Creepypasta and True Scary Stories Episode 86: Four Terrifying Ghost Stories From This podcast includes stories of a dark nature and may not be suitable for all listeners. If you're comfortable listening to stories that are paranormal or twisted dark horror then this podcast is for you. ------------------------------------ Spooky Scary Stories in this Episode All stories are copyrighted by the original writers and hold a CC-BY-SA License Story 1 The Creeping Barage Story 2 Ghost of the Mound Story 3 GateKeeper Story 4 Deadline Sound in this Episode Blackout - Myuu The Order's Theme - Myuu ------------------------- Follow Spooky Boo Rhodes Website: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: Buy books by Boo Rhodes on Amazon Amazon: Get the monthly Spooky Boosletter and support the podcasts on Patreon at Spooky Boo Merchandise Scary Story Time Podcast Scary Story Time is the world of horror written by Spooky Boo Rhodes. Here you will find scary stories of ghosts, haunted houses, vampires, werewolves, paranormal events, monsters, demons, cryptids, aliens, witches, and the unknown. The mystical entities in Sandcastle have been fighting the world of good vs. evil since time began. Today, crime hides within the realm of evil and very few can tell the difference. Visit for more info. Creepypasta and True Scary Stories Stories written by amateur authors and told across the internet from sources such as the Creepypasta Wiki, Reddit, and even true scary stories sent in to Spooky Boo. These stories are not written by Spooky Boo Rhodes. For more information on these stories and the original creepypasta links, visit my website at Don't like commercials? Check out my Patreon/Newsletter page at where you will get a commercial-free version of all 3 of my podcasts and other sweet spooky treats. Visit Spooky Boo's favorite punk band at ------------------- About Spooky Boo Spooky Boo Rhodes is both an author and a podcaster. She has three podcasts available: Spooky Boo's Scary Story Time where she writes her own stories and tells them on the podcast, Creepypasta and Scary Stories where she tells the creepy stories of the internet written by other authors, and Creepy True Scary Stories where people send in their own true scary stories for Spooky Boo to read.
57 min
Sofa King Podcast
Sofa King Podcast
Sofa King Podcast
Episode 526: Odin: Allfather of Gods and Master of Ecstasy
On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we take on some ancient Norse mythology and talk about Odin, the Allfather. They myths surrounding him are amazing; his impact on Viking culture was second to none; and his rapidly growing worship today ranges from heathens to white supremacists. This is a god of war, death, poetry, magic, and wisdom. People would sacrifice humans in his honor before battle, and he was always ready to do battle in the final war, Ragnarok, the Twilight of the Gods! Odin was born to a god and a giantess and became the king of a race of gods called the Aesir. This group (Thor, Loki, Baldur, Heimdall, Frigga, just to name a few) went to war with other gods call the Vanir and with the giants who would one day rise and end the world. Once mature, he and his brothers forged the earth out of the bones of a giant, and he was made king of the gods. But he wasn’t a normal god king, one who was worshipped by the masses of the Norse world. They saw him as the king of gods, but spent most of their time worshiping other gods. Instead, Odin preferred the elite, and that was who worshipped him—kings, warriors, scholar/poets, and sorcerers. Odin’s will would make or break a battle. Whichever side gave the best sacrifice would get the best results in the battle. And either way, Odin won. Because his shield maidens—the Valkyrie—would ride in and take all those slain in honorable combat. Half would go to him, and they would train for all eternity fighting and dying every night only to be reborn in the morning until Ragnarok. But Odin was also the god of knowledge. He gave up his eye for magical sight, and he hung himself in a tree as a sacrifice to learn the mystical runes. This Allfather of the gods was abandoned for Christianity around the year 1000, but he has recently made a comeback with religion of Asatru. It is a heathen worship of the old Norse gods, and it is the fastest growing religion in Iceland. However, it was co-opted by white supremacist groups who see the Vikings as pure white conquerors, and the real religion is now in a spiritual conquest against the skinheads to be the true worshippers of Odin.   Visit Our Sources:
1 hr 44 min
Dead Rabbit Radio
Dead Rabbit Radio
Jason Carpenter
The Classics EP 22 - The Multiverse Abides
Today we visit Trump to talk about aliens and then meet a man who tumbled through the multiverse after a near-death experience! Patreon MERCH STORE!!! Links: Trump says he'll 'take a good, strong look' at whether UFOs exist Trump says he doesn't particularly believe in UFOs Trump got a briefing on UFOs, but said he doesn't 'particularly' believe in them Wilson FDE NDERF Listen to the daily podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts! ------------------------------------------------ Logo Art By Ash Black Opening Song: "Atlantis Attacks" Closing Song: "Bella Royale" Music By Dr. Huxxxtable Rabbitron 3000 created by Eerbud Thanks to Chris K, Founder Of The Golden Rabbit Brigade Dead Rabbit Archivist Some Weirdo On Twitter AKA Jack Email: Twitter: @DeadRabbitRadio Facebook: Paranormal, Conspiracy, and True Crime news as it happens! Jason Carpenter breaks the stories they'll be talking about tomorrow, assuming the world doesn't end today. All Contents Of This Podcast Copyright Jason Carpenter 2018 - 2020
50 min
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