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Join acclaimed ghost storyteller Mike Brown for a bi-weekly tour through the shadows of history. The Pleasing Terrors Podcast features stories about haunted places, creepy history, and forgotten folklore.
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Nov 4, 2016

The city of dreams, the city that never sleeps, the city with streets paved with opportunities… for many of us, New York represents a glittering place where absolutely anything is possible. Yet for all its glamour and sparkle, there are dark secrets lurking within its shadows, and history has done little to wash away the blood that once soaked New York’s prosperous streets.

They say the population of New York City reaches nearly 8.5 million people. Does that count the haunted souls whose ghosts still roam the streets?

Episode Highlights:

  • Bloody history of the Empire State Building
  • A Beautiful Suicide: Evelyn McHale
  • Visiting the House of Death in Washington Square
  • The Hangman’s Elm
  • Walking with Edgar Allan Poe
  • Charred bodies in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
  • A beating heart in 14th West 10th Street
  • The Bartell Experience
  • Mediums and paranormal researchers
  • The tragedy continues

Resources:

“Beautiful Suicide” photograph of Evelyn McHale

Haunted Greenwich Village: Bohemian Banshee, Spooky Sites and Gonzalez Ghost Walks by Tom Ogden, published by Globe Pequot Press, 2012

Gang of Ghosts Ready to Rumble” by William Grimes, New York Times article, published October 29, 1993


“Terror on 10th Street” by Tim Donnelly, New York Post article, October 28, 2012

 

Spindrift: Spray from a Psychic Sea by Jan Bryant Bartell

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