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IN THIS EPISODE: (Dark Archives episode with stories from September 8-9, 2018): The creepy and disturbing history of the Ouija board. *** People living in the Malay Peninsula tell of a strange invisible people who live in the forests there. (Orang Bunian) *** A news clipping from more than a hundred years ago, in the New York Sun, tells a haunting story. (Haunted by Wife’s Ghost) *** A nurse gets a fright while doing rounds. (Nightshift) *** Plus, author Troy Taylor brings us the incredibly true tale of Katie King… was she a hoax, or truly a spirit from the dead who communicated with several people in numerous séances? We’ll take a short look at the history behind spirit cabinets – a way for mediums to contact the dead – for charlatans to contact victims’ wallets – and Katie’s preferred means of communication. (Spirit Cabinet – Channeling the Power of the Dead) *** Built in the late 1830’s, the Lochnivar Plantation mansion was home to the Gordon family for many years and watched over by an old caretaker. The Gordon family is long gone now…. but the old caretaker still watches over the place. (Lochinvar Plantation) *** In Japan, there is a mysterious, inter-dimensional being with strange abilities. (Yōkai) *** A delivery man gets chills when he takes a package to this particular house. (Mill Valley Santa) *** What do you do if you don’t believe in the paranormal, yet your child insists there is a monster in their room? (Visits From Zozo) *** Is there a creature that lives in the woods that surround Lincoln Way? (The Beast on Lincoln Way) *** A young boy wakes up and meets the Old Hag! (The Resentful Spirit Who Haunted My Childhood) *** Could you attend a school that was not only haunted by the ghost of a teacher… but also dead Japanese soldiers from World War 2? (The Haunted School) *** When you leave home for college, the last thing you expect to learn is about the paranormal – in your own sleeping quarters. (The Haunted Student Complex) *** A young woman’s life – and possibly her soul – may have been saved by the dog she was watching for a friend. (The Dog And The Shadow) *** Do ghosts have a sense of humor? One young man finds out – and doesn’t find it funny at all. (Grandad’s Practical Joke)
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STORY AND MUSIC CREDITS/SOURCES…
(Note: Over time links can and may become invalid, disappear, or have different content.)
“The Creepy History Behind The Ouija Board” by Billy Hallowell: https://tinyurl.com/ufv6svy
“Orang Bunian”: https://tinyurl.com/ws9zs6l
“Haunted By Wife’s Ghost”: https://tinyurl.com/rmxrw3v
“Spirit Cabinet – Channeling the Power of the Dead” by Troy Taylor in his book, “Cabinet of Curiosities”:https://tinyurl.com/v3mzprg
“Lochinvar Plantation” written by Troy Taylor: https://tinyurl.com/vgkkro4
“Yokai” by A. Sutherland: https://tinyurl.com/qt3rmel
“Mill Valley Santa” written by ABCNinja: https://tinyurl.com/unc47ke
“Visits From Zozo”: https://tinyurl.com/qs6pkhk
“The Beast on Lincoln Way” on Reddit by cmd102: https://tinyurl.com/senprpx
“The Resentful Spirit Who Haunted My Childhood” by Fred Jones: https://tinyurl.com/u8kr7pp
“The Haunted School by Thomas Bauerle: https://tinyurl.com/tjz8dtq
“The Haunted Student Complex” by Jane Donner: https://tinyurl.com/tx9vtrh
“The Dog And The Shadow” by Tatiana Philip-Thérèse Federoff: https://tinyurl.com/tzh72y4
“Grandad’s Practical Joke” by Lori Niles: https://tinyurl.com/st4y3jq
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