Ghosts and the law don’t seem like two things that go together. But throughout history there have been several instances where the two intersect. In this episode we tell you about several ghosts that solved their own murders, about the only legally haunted house in the United States and the time when testimony from a ghost was used in court.

 

Notes:

Man shot by police on way home because they thought he was a ghost

https://www.prairieghosts.com/shue.html

https://the-line-up.com/the-red-barn-murder-1827

Man charged with murder after court heard evidence from ‘ghost’

 

Music:

Coldnoise, “Remember”, “Weakness”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnoise/

Dexter Britain, “The Tea Party”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/

Naoya Sakamata, “The Intent of Revenge”

Kai Engel, “Difference”, “Better Way”, “January”, “February”, “Curtains Are Always Drawn”, “Oecumene Sleeps”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

To some, the Winchester Mystery House is considered to be the most haunted house in the world. It’s maze like corridors and stairways that go nowhere just seem like a natural location for ghosts. But what is the history of this bizarre, sprawling mansion? And was there something more that drove Sarah Winchester to build and keep building until she died?

Notes:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/winchester-mystery-house

https://www.amazon.com/Ghostland-American-History-Haunted-Places-ebook/dp/B01BD1SUA6

http://thetruthaboutsarahwinchester.com

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

All other music from this episode by Alex Mason, with and without the Minor Emotion

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_Mason__The_Minor_Emotion/

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_Mason/

In this special bonus Halloween minisode, myself and a special guest, my son, Nate Hale, Jr., bring you the tales of some of the most haunted ships throughout history.

 

Notes:

http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/legend-flying-dutchman-ghostly-apparition-ship-captain-hendrick-007285

Meet Old Whitey, the Preserved Corpse of the SS Kamloops, Lake Superior’s Most Haunted Shipwreck

The Ghosts of the American Revolution: The HMS Jersey Prison Ship

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Kai Engel, Rejecting the Sirens, Paranoia

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

 

Throughout history, many cultures around the world have claimed to have had people who could contact the spirits. In the late 19th century, during the height of Spiritualism, a Baltimore novelty and toy company began selling a device they claimed could allow the user to gain knowledge from spirits beyond the grave. The history of the Ouija board is nearly as mysterious as the way it’s supposed to work. Some people appear to have even been driven to commit murder by the board.

 

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Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/theconspiratorspodcast

 

Notes:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-strange-and-mysterious-history-of-the-ouija-board-5860627/

http://www.museumoftalkingboards.com/history.html

The Ouija Board Did It: 7 Real Crimes Connected to Ouija Boards

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Kai Engel, Deserted City, Will I Ever See Another Sunrise

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Borrtex, Choice

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/

Coldnoise, Remember

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnoise/

Alex Mason & The Minor Emotions, I Will Not Return, Cry About Me

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_Mason__The_Minor_Emotion/

Naoya Sakamata, Comeback, Dissociation

Myuu, Lights Out

 

In 1932, actress Peg Entwistle made a name for herself in Hollywood. But it wasn’t because of any movie role. Peg gained worldwide infamy by¬†jumping off the Hollywood sign to commit suicide. And even long after Peg’s death, people claim to still see her ghost wandering throughout the Hollywood Hills.

 

Notes:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/12549/woman-who-jumped-hollywood-sign

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-beat-peg-entwistle-tribute-20140918-story.html

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2014/10/hollywood-sign-haunted

Sign of the Times… Tragic Suicide Off the H: 1932

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

Coldnoise, Malaika

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnoise/Who_We_Are/Coldnoise_-_Malaika

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Myuu, Walking Into Darkness

 

Naoya Sakamata, 9-1, Beyond the Poetry, Atmosphere Op 2