LISTEN TO EPISODE 55: FRIGHT’ADELPHIA
On the next part of our paranormal Philadelphia series, ghost historian Darcy Oordt is back to share her experience collecting supernatural folklore in the City of Love. We bring you, Fright’adelphia! Did you know that the ghost cat of Benjamin Rush has moved into the house next to his old home? What happens to ghosts after their houses are torn down? We ask that question. Darcy Oordt has great sympathy for abandoned animals and ghosts.
Philadelphia is known for many things: brotherly love, Revolutionary history, passionate sports fans, cheesesteaks, and Rocky are merely a few of them. But the Founding Fathers didn’t just walk the streets of Philadelphia 200 years ago, many still walk here…or so the story goes. Along the streets of Philadelphia you can find the ghosts of Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross, Alexander Hamilton, and Edgar Allen Poe. But those are only the famous ones. There are a few less known ghosts creeping around the historic streets. Nearby Fort Mifflin certainly has its share of hauntings, given its long history of sheltering soldiers and holding prisoners from the Revolutionary War up to the Civil War. And given all the cemeteries that have been established and then relocated–or not–it’s almost a given that thousands of disturbed graves might stir up a ghost or two. Available on Amazon.
GENERAL WAYNE INN
Phil reads Darcy’s story about one of his favorite sites for paranormal activity, The General Wayne Inn and shares some of his experiences there.
The General Wayne Inn ghost stories have been told since 1848. While quite a few ghosts haunt the inn, including that of Edgar Allan Poe, the inn’s namesake, General “Mad Anthony” Wayne, is far too busy to haunt it himself. Or maybe there is just not enough room at the inn for him.
–From Haunted Philadelphia by Darcy Oordt
I’M A HORROR QUEEN
We feature a song from a new horror band singing in dark tones on YouTube and touring through the west. I’m a Horror Queen from Nancy Nightmare and the Wizard.
From the depths of Nightmare Manor comes Nancy Nightmare and the Wizard, an alternative horror pop/rock band from Los Angeles. With musical influences that range from alternative rock to cabaret, they bring a macabre sense of humor to every spooky song that they write.
Nancy Nightmare and the Wizard started releasing videos of their original music to YouTube in October of 2015. Whether it’s a song about witches and vampires or a Christmas song about Rudolph going on a murderous rampage, they always strive to put an original spin on spooky themes and imagery. All songs are co-written by the ghoulish duo, with Nancy Nightmare on vocals and The Wizard on guitar.
With 10 songs already released on their YouTube channel and a lot more on the way, they are well on their way to recording their first album. They hope to have the album ready to release at the end of 2017. Until then, they will keep conjuring new music on their YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/nancynightmareandthewizard. Stay Spooky!
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(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)
By T. Fox Dunham
(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)
FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.“ READ FULL REVIEW HERE.
“Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night
“Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos
William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.
This was my death.
Life is an addiction.
Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.