55: FRIGHT’ADELPHIA

 

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.

Haunted Philadelphia

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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Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, one of our associate publishers, has joined the podcast zoo with a new show called Castle Rock Radio, a horror podcast devoted to the writings of Stephen King. It’s a new show and entertaining featuring various horror authors. Check it out!

 

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

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.

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Author Tim Waggoner

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.

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Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

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Music Rights:

“I’m Horror Queen” used with permission from Nancy Nightmare and the Wizard. All rights remain the author’s.

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Sad French Accordion by Dana Boulé is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.danaboule.com or contact artist via email.

DISCLAIMER:

Ghost stories from Haunted Philadelphia used with permission of from the author. This material may not be reproduced in any manner without written permission from Darcy Oordt, the author.

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio.

26: ZOMBIE TURKEY

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HAPPY AMERICAN THANKSGIVING!

bloom-playersTo celebrate Thanksgiving, Phil and I have named this episode, Zombie Turkey, episode 26. We bring A Zombie’s First Thanksgiving—a comedy sketch recorded by the Bloomsburg Players about an eccentric couple trying to keep the holiday alive even though most of the world has been overrun by zombies.

 

 

THE GHOSTLY GREY CAT

True Ghost Story

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Doctor Berret Ravenhearst from his Curious Emporium Store in Jim Thorpe PA kicks off new segment, Ghost Stories of Jim Thorpe, PA—a series of true collected tales from northern Pennsylvania. The first ghost story, read by British folksinger David Walton, tells the tale of a ghost cat seen by the owners and patrons alike.

My partner once saw a curtain (hanging at a door in a passageway) flip up at the bottom and then lower again just as if an invisible animal had walked under it.”

 

THE DARK ONES RISE

 

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This is also the first episode playing part one of Let The Dark Ones Rise—an evening of horror authors recorded onsite from the KGB Bar and Club in the East Village, NYC, hosted by T. Fox Dunham. This will be a special available in complete from this podcast feed, but for each episode, they will play one author reading his material. First, we hear Shawn Macomber reading his short story from Savage Beasts, an anthology of stories inspired by horror music from Grey Matter Press.

 

CAVES OF DAMNATION

 

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To finalize the show, after Phil and Fox’s banter, they bring you a new band out of the Czech Republic, playing a dark musical melody meant to be the soundtrack to your darkest nightmares. Nemeur plays this episode from their Shadows of a Druid Album, Caves of Damnation, played with permission from the band.

neum-photoNemuer is an atmospheric dark folk ambient duo from the Czech Republic. Since 2014 Michael Mist and Katarina Pomorska’s main aim has been to immerse the listeners into the world of dark fantasy, eerie dreams, and mystical atmosphere. Nemuer’s soundtrack music features grim captivating tones of acoustic guitar, primordial chanting, female soprano, traditional and unique instruments, and unusual harmonies.Their two recent albums from the upcoming octalogy are interconnected with the dark fantasy novel Michael is currently working on. Each album corresponds to one chapter of the book, which builds to create a singularly intense experience.

 

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

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.

fangoria

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Author Tim Waggoner

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

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Author David Dunwoody

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.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


MUSIC LIST

Caves of Damnation from the album Druid’s Labyrinth played with permission by the owner, Nemuer. All rights reserved.

“The Chamber” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“Lamentation” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“Classic Horror III” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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