- Episode 34: Paranormal Chats w. Spooky Island Radio
This week, the ever-lovely Andy from Spooky Island Radio joins Olivia to chat all things paranormal! We discuss demonic possession and whether this overlaps with mental illness, and also about the secrets that The Vatican are keeping. Did you know they have hired 250 ordained exorcists recently?!
We also talk about The Amityville Horror and the creepy circumstances the bodies were found. There is also alien chat. You don't wanna miss it!53m | Mar 22, 2023
- Episode 33: Kindred Spirits
Casper, eat your heart out. This week, we decided to focus on a happier paranormal vibe and look into friendly ghosts. Olivia takes us through more heartwarming spooky visits that people have had at various times throughout their life. We have life saving from the other side, spirit cuddles and fat ghost cats. Thank you for all the people who shared their story below!
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https://www.ranker.com/list/people-share-their-wholesome-ghost-stories/linda-meyers37m | Mar 15, 2023
- Episode 32: The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdui
On top of the Scotland's (and the UK's) second tallest mountain within the Cairngorms resides a beast like cryptoid who stalks unsuspecting mountain climbers on their walk to the peak. Walking alone in the midst down the stoney path the sounds of monstrous footsteps and heavy breathing is never far from you. Dare you climb Ben MacDhui and encounter the Am Fear Liath Mòr (Scottish Gaelic - Big Grey Man).
Tune in this week!
The Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui (Sean's hikes and stuff - YouTube)48m | Mar 8, 2023
- True Crime Tangents #1 - The Black Dahlia (Part Two)
TRIGGER WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS DESCRIPTION OF MURDER, SUICIDE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.
In part two of our first True Crime Tangent, Olivia talks us through suspects in the Black Dahlia case and who is the most likely killer. We also discuss ghostly sightings of Elizabeth seen in LA, which may also point to one of the suspects…
Elizabeth Short deserved justice and this episode has been made with the utmost respect to her and her loved ones.
Join us on Patreon for weekly episodes and monthly bonuses… all for £3 a month!35m | Mar 1, 2023
- True Crime Tangents #1 - The Black Dahlia (Part One)
TRIGGER WARNING: this episode contains descriptions of suicide, sexual assault, torture and murder
You asked, we listened. Our first True Crime special is based on the tragic death of Elizabeth Short, known infamously as The Black Dahlia. 22-year-old Elizabeth's body was found horrendously mutilated by a passerby and her 3-year-old daughter. It was completely severed in half and her face had been carved into a 'Glasgow smile'. This horrifically violent murder remains unsolved to this day.
In part one of this topic, Olivia talks through Elizabeth's life, her last known movements and the details of her gristly death. Join us next week where we will talk suspects, and the ghostly sightings of Elizabeth still seen to this day.48m | Feb 22, 2023
- Episode 29: The Haunted Vaults of Edinburgh
Deep within the bowels of the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh lie the underground vaults. It's one of the UK's most notoriously haunted locations, with thousands of ghostly experiences documented every year. Having been used as a subterranean slum in the late 1700s, the environment bred the worst of the human condition including robbery, rape and murder.
Tune in this week for our ghostly tales of the Edinburgh vaults.43m | Feb 15, 2023
- Episode 28: Haunted Dolls
This week, Olivia takes us through two of the most infamous haunted dolls: Robert the Doll and Annabelle. We talk through what makes both of them so prolific in the paranormal community and why they remain so feared today.
Then, learn about the haunted dolls you can buy for yourself. That's right, buy a possessed doll, if that's something you desire. To finish, we discuss true personal tales from those who have had haunted dolls or teddy bears.
We wouldn't listen to this episode in the dark guys. Going to go on a limb and say this is one of, if not the scariest episode we have done yet - we were so creeped out after!
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The Story Behind the World's Most Terrifying Haunted Dollhttps://www.atlasobscura.com › articles › story-behind-r...
The Story of Eugene Otto and his Enchanted Dollhttps://www.hauntedrooms.co.uk › robert-doll-story-eu...52m | Feb 8, 2023
- Episode 27: Sinister Sessions #4
This week, the gals are covering both spooky and UFO true tales from friends, family and Reddit. Tune in and get your knickers abducted with fear!1h 4m | Feb 1, 2023
- Episode 26: The A70 UFO Abduction
The terrifying A70 road incident happened on August 27, 1992 shortly after 11:30pm, when two friends Gary Wood and Colin Wright were travelling between Edinburgh and Tarbrax (Scotland) on route to deliver a satellite system to their friends house. Their journey which was supposed to have taken no more than 30 minutes, but after encountering a strange object in the sky, it ended up taking them much longer.
After seeing the strange object floating above the road, the two men lost 1.5 hours of their lives that night in seconds. What was that object? Who was the woman with the 90's shaggy blonde perm? Tune in this week to hear the famous alien abduction tale and how hypnosis helped reveal the events of that night.
The A70 UFO Incident: (Scotland’s First ‘Officially Reported’ UFO Abduction) - Amazon
https://morbidology.com/the-a70-alien-abduction/57m | Jan 25, 2023
- Episode 25: Greyfriars Kirkyard, The Covenanters Prison and The Mackenzie Poltergeist
The Mackenzie Poltergeist is one of the most infamous ghosts of all time. Who was George Mackenzie, and what is the history of the graveyard which he violently haunts? Join us this week as Olivia talks us through the history of Greyfriars Kirkyard, and what is called the world's first concentration camp, The Coventanters Prison. Here, prisoners were exposed to the open air without food, warmth or shelter. Many men perished at the disdainful treatment of Lord Mackenzie, who in turn gained the nickname 'Bloody Mackenzie'. Why does he still hang about Greyfriars today? Be sure to tune in.
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Edinburgh's Greyfriars Kirkyard Harry Potter Graveyard ...https://thehappydaystravels.com › greyfriars-kirkyard-h...53m | Jan 18, 2023
- Episode 24: The West Bow Wizard of Edinburgh
Taking place in today's Victoria Street, (Edinburgh, Scotland), there is no such story as dark as the tale of Major Thomas Weir, known in history of the West Bow Wizard. Weir, in his day, a renowned preacher suddenly confessed to his congregation horrific sins including incest, witchcraft and beastiality. His confession led to his shocking public demise, as well as his sister Jean’s. Their house was later known as "the most haunted house in Scotland", and to this day harbours the ghosts of sinners past.
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https://www.spookyisles.com/the-wizard-of-west-bow/59m | Jan 11, 2023
- Episode 23: Fairies of Scotland
Fairies, or fair folk, are an important part of Scottish folklore. Fair folk are said to be metaphorical mirrors, being either good or evil, reflecting human nature back to itself. All waterways, mountains and lochs in Scotland are said to be protected by a fairy. Celtic mythology is steeped in historical tales of fairies, dating back to prehistoric times. Listen to this weeks episode to hear more about the history of Scottish fairies, and where you might come across them.
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Scottish myths and legends: vampire fairies, shape shifting ...https://www.heraldscotland.com › news › 15583075.sc...
https://www.scotland.com/blog/faeries-in-scottish-folklore/48m | Jan 4, 2023
- Episode 22: Haunted Bothies of Scotland
One of the key activities for anyone wishing to take in the awe inspiring landscape of the Scottish wilderness is to hike up one of of 100's of mountain ranges. While venturing up these long paths, it's not uncommon for many a hillwalker to take overnight refuge in a bothy. Although after a hard days walk taking rest in a bothy is a welcome pitstop, you can't always guarantee you are alone in these old and abandoned buildings. Sometimes other walkers will join you... and sometimes something more malevolent will watch you sleep. Listen in this week to stories from the most haunted both Ben Alder, as well as many more tales.
As a special bonus this week we have also included a listener story to get you spooked for the New Year.
https://www.mountainbothies.org.uk48m | Dec 28, 2022
- Episode 21: Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas
We're back! Season two is here, a mere four days before Christmas. Christmas these days might mean beautiful lights, cosy fires, eggnog, Elf or Love Actually and presents, but back in the day... it was creepy as shit. Join us this week as Olivia explores the creepy old folklore and traditions associated with Christmas over the years.
We have Patreon! If you love the chat, become a patron for just £3/month: www.patreon.com/isthisplacehaunted48m | Dec 21, 2022
- Episode 20: Sinister Sessions #3
This is our final episode in series one, thank you all so much for listening! We are ending with another Sinister Sessions! We regale you with scary stories of a frightening Ouija board experiment (from one of our listeners), haunted friend experiences and Olivia snoring on her girls trip. We hope you've enjoyed this series and look forward to more spooky stories in December.
As usual guys, don't listen in the DARK!
PS. Slightly more Effs and Jeffs this week. Apologies, the fear is real.1h 11m | Nov 23, 2022
- Episode 19: Reddit Deep Dive
We're not scared by many things, but the deep pits of Reddit is one of them. Olivia goes down the rabbit hole of haunted Reddit, regaling us with some terrifying ghost tales. Enjoy the penultimate episode of season one!47m | Nov 16, 2022
- Episode 18: The Amityville Haunting
The Amityville House is one of the most easily recognised images in the world of horror. It is the scene of a horrific mass murder in 1974, where Ronnie DeFeo Jr. brutally shot his whole family while they slept. It was later the scene of the famous haunting of the Lutz family (which this episode focuses on) and their 28 day stint in the murder house.
In 1977, the stories of the Lutz family residence on 112 Ocean Avenue were published in the best selling novel The Amityville Horror by Jay Ansen. The book was also adapted in 1979 for the big screen, followed by many adaptations, including the 2005 remake version starring "the BOD" Ryan Reynolds.
Tune in spooky bitches.
https://www.grunge.com/72424/untold-truth-amityville-horror/59m | Nov 9, 2022
- Episode 17: The Witch Trials of North Berwick
We've all heard of the witch trials in Salem, but did you know Scotland had their very own trials a hundred years before? This week, Olivia touches upon the Salem witch trials and how history led to that point. There is written evidence of the condemnation of witchcraft as far back as 1800 BC!
In 1590, over 70 people were accused of witchcraft in the small Scottish coastal town of North Berwick. Join us as we discuss the trials, the mass hysteria that accompanied them and the tragic story of a restless ghost of an accused lady seen wandering Holyrood Palace, burnt and stripped naked.
Got a ghost story? Send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 1, 2022
- Episode 16: Sinister Sessions #2
For the final episode in month of macabre, Olivia and Lauren are joined once again by the delightful Andy (and his cat Lizzy) from the podcast Spooky Island Radio. In this Sinister Session, we share spooky experiences including; the infamous hat man, messages from the dead, imaginary friends and much more.
Don't listen in the dark.
Spooky Island Radio:
https://open.spotify.com/show/6GeEyA2zafWp2KzoAyFzT4?si=151e1a72e4af420953m | Oct 24, 2022
- Episode 15: The Bell Witch Haunting
The Bell Witch haunting is one of the most well-documented supernatural occurrences in American history. It tells of the haunting of the Bell Family of Red River, Tennessee over several years, attacks focused on the head of the family John Bell and his daughter Elizabeth known as "Betsy". The cause of the activity was reported to be by a Witch called "Kate" who had developed a vendetta against John Bell.
0-7 mins - Introduction
7-17 mins - Real Housewives chat
18 mins - Bell Witch story begins
https://www.bellwitchcave.com1h 1m | Oct 18, 2022