Surrounding the Gettysburg Battlefield is a National Park, park ranger headquarters, and B&Bs for those who come to visit. But after a whiff of rot, visitors will soon find that they aren’t alone. The battlefield became a deathbed for more than 8,000 soldiers, and to this day, you can feel the bloody history surrounding you.
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 episodes are released every Thursday.
As a deadly plague spread through Venice, those showing even the slightest sign of illness were sent to Poveglia Island… a fate worse than death. Before the sickness killed them, doctors poked and prodded patients, providing inhumane services that did little to heal the infected. Now, the undead haunt the island, torturing those who dare visit.
Isaac and Hulda lived a happy life in Manchester, Vermont… until something began sucking the life out of Hulda. To break this curse, the townspeople gathered at the town’s graveyard and disturbed the dead. 225 years later, the Bennington County Courthouse stands on this forgotten graveyard. One woman viciously haunts the building to this day, her soul robbed of eternal peace.
The stunning Nidaros Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in Trondheim, Norway — a city that has built itself around the church for centuries. From a violent Viking king, to a haunting headless monk, the church has a bloody history that lives on today. If you come across the undead during a visit, beware: the monk is known to wring necks.
The London Tower holds a rich history of England and its rulers...but it also holds many devious acts of imprisonment, torture and murder. This history has led the tower to become one of England’s most haunted places...where tourists just might see the pale faces or bloody, headless bodies of the undead.
At the elegant Driskill Hotel, every room tells a story. Located in Austin, Texas, the hotel was built in the late 1800s, and since then, has collected many restless spirits of former employees, abandoned brides, and even a child. For years, guests have shared their accounts of paranormal activity. Book a room … if you dare.
The Princess Theater in Melbourne, Australia is a late 19th century wonder and an iconic destination for entertainment. But behind all of the grandeur, the ghost of Federici—an actor who died on stage in 1888—lurks, searching for the eternal fame that was denied to him years ago.
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.
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!