“And I started to fall asleep. And then, when I was about half-asleep, laying on my side facing the window, it felt like someone crawled into bed behind me. As I started to wake up and roll over, not really expecting to see anyone, I felt hands on my upper back and I started to panic. I suddenly thought that someone else really was in my bed with me. My mind raced, wondering how they could have gotten in so quietly? Were they already hiding in the closet or something when I entered the room? Was I going to die?”
The Salem Witch Trials, kind of. Dan explores the spirits who may still be hanging around, all these years later. He starts off with plenty of history about Salem and the Witch Trials, which is really quite fascinating. The locale of the story takes place in the Joshua Ward House AKA The Merchant Hotel, where you can tempt fate and stay the night. Would you dare to stay there and risk being strangled by a ghost?
From Salem, Dan takes us down to Georgia for a more salacious, sexy, steamy story about the Corpsewood Manor. If you let you kids listen to this show and you have any qualms about sex, you might want to skip this one! We hear the story of Dr. Charles Scudder and his bizarre departure from his “normal” life and the hedonistic life he seeks. A chicken coup, a sex dungeon and wild orgies seem to be at the center of this bizarre story where true crime and horror tales collide.
During Lynze’s portion of the episode, she lighten’s things up a tiny bit with a creepy but funny story about a possible cult sighting. The story itself takes place in the deep woods of Atlanta, Michigan which may conjure up memories of Dice Rd. What happens when you mix booze, teenagers and cultiness?
For her second story, we travel to Hawaii. Lynze reveals that she thinks Hawaii might be one of the most spiritual places in the US, due to the Polynesian culture. Also, she wonders if Pearl Harbor and the mass casualties have caused additional activity here. Those thoughts aside, this story presents what appears to be a modern day possession.
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Opening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):
“Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH.”