Quiet whispers, distant singing, and hundreds of mutilated dolls staring at those who pass...this is the eery Island of the Dolls. Along the canals of Xochimilco, legends tell of a drowned girl searching for her doll in the afterlife, a woman who haunts the canals hoping to kidnap children, and Don Julian, a man rumored to have built the shrine of dolls... and who died canalside with them. Join us as we explore the mysterious Xochimilco canals and their secrets.
With Greg Polcyn
About Haunted Places
You’ve heard of haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted islands...but do you know how a normal place can become paranormal minefield? Every haunted place on earth has a frightening, real backstory. Greg (Co-Host of Serial Killers and Cults) takes you on an audio tour of a new haunted place, and it’s haunted history, every episode. Spooky legends, weird histories, and tales of the supernatural... Listen at your own risk. Haunted Places is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network. New are episodes released every other Thursday.
Tombstone, Arizona, where ghosts perform on the Birdcage Theatre’s empty stage and gamble in the basement. During the Birdcage’s eight years of operation in the 1880’s, twenty-six people were killed inside the theatre’s walls. All of them are still there. Greg tells the stories of a sex worker who snapped, a performer’s theatrical death, and a cowboy who haunted management until he was properly respected.
Many people don’t know that Paris sits directly on top of a mass grave. Thousands lie interred in the Catacombs, but they do not rest in peace. The maze-like tunnels attract explorers, but not all explorers come home alive. And those who do have seen something terrifying.
Chills on a warm day. Bricks falling from still, empty mausoleums. Scratches from no one. Living visitors to La Recoleta Cemetery encounter these eerie occurrences, and more. With over 4000 buried there, La Recoleta is one of Argentina’s most famous cemeteries. Greg explores the tragic tales of those interred at La Recoleta, and how their ghosts prey on unlucky visitors.
In the vibrant French Quarter of New Orleans, an unassuming house once held dark secrets. This was the cottage of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen who held thousands in her thrall. But did the evil spirits Marie summoned ever leave the house? Or are they still there, waiting to possess someone new?
Built in the 1920’s as a destination for the living, the Cecil Hotel fell victim to the Great Depression, and soon became a destination for the dead. With sixteen unnatural deaths inside the hotel and even more connected to it, this high-rise in the heart of downtown Los Angeles is widely believed to be haunted... Or at least cursed, because there’s something about the Cecil Hotel that leads to women turning up dead.
You’ve heard of haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted islands...but do you know how a normal place can become a paranormal minefield? Every haunted place on earth has a frightening, real backstory. We take you on an audio tour of a new haunted place, and it’s haunted history every episode. Spooky legends, weird histories, and tales of the supernatural. Haunted Places premieres Thursday October 19th and new episodes come out every other Thursday, so don’t forget to subscribe!