Ghosts Of A Wayside Inn


Dan’s stories today are set in America and both in historically significant settings. Massachusetts’ Longfellow’s Wayside Inn and the ghost of a former employee – perhaps succubus of sorts that’s been haunting the place for over a century-and-a-half is the show opener.  Then we’ll head south a bit to Maryland, and look into various claims of spirits that may haunt historic Fort McHenry the site of a battle that inspired the writing of America’s Star Spangled Banner.  Next up, Lynze has some wild, cool and interesting tales. first off, a tale of a funeral director and his encounter with the Smoking Man. Then, a super creepy run in with an old hag, trying to lure in young children. 

New Merch:  Amazing new VHS lamps in the Bad Magic store this week. Check this out! Each handmade lamp features a real VHS tape that looks as if it was buried in the back yard. Evidence of something perhaps? The beginning of a new “found footage” horror movie? Or just the sickest horror-themed lamp ever created ? These are seriously so cool. Very very limited quantity of these –  DEFINITELY a specialty item, they’re handmade – so head on over quick to if your interested and snag yours!

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Standup: If you want to see a very different side of Dan than you see here and possibly see Lynze in the crowd, his Symphony of Insanity standup tour will be back this fall. Go to dancummins.tvfor ticket links to shows in  Austin,Portland and Minneaplois and even MORE in 2023!!

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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.”

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