35 episodes

Are you ready to open The Ghost Files? Karina Machado – author of Spirit Sisters and Love Never Dies – has spent a lifetime listening to real people’s real stories of spooky encounters. Now, tune in to The Ghost Files podcast every week as Karina brings you a spine-tingling conversation with an everyday person who’s had a brush with something out of this world – from chilling apparitions, to mysterious signs from beyond, visits from late loved ones, and much more, these moments are inexplicable and compelling. The people opening up about their experiences could be your neighbour, hairdresser or the mum at the school gate … because, after all, everyone’s got a story. Subscribe to The Ghost Files for your weekly fix of all new stories of the unexplained.


Do you have a story to share? Email Karina at karinamachado@optusnet.com.au

The Ghost Files Pacific Podcast Network

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Are you ready to open The Ghost Files? Karina Machado – author of Spirit Sisters and Love Never Dies – has spent a lifetime listening to real people’s real stories of spooky encounters. Now, tune in to The Ghost Files podcast every week as Karina brings you a spine-tingling conversation with an everyday person who’s had a brush with something out of this world – from chilling apparitions, to mysterious signs from beyond, visits from late loved ones, and much more, these moments are inexplicable and compelling. The people opening up about their experiences could be your neighbour, hairdresser or the mum at the school gate … because, after all, everyone’s got a story. Subscribe to The Ghost Files for your weekly fix of all new stories of the unexplained.


Do you have a story to share? Email Karina at karinamachado@optusnet.com.au

    Inside the life of a paranormal investigator

    Inside the life of a paranormal investigator

    My guest this week, Hannah Boyes, has a passion for the paranormal, which launched her into a part-time career as a paranormal investigator on a quest for evidence that would validate her lifetime of experiences. For Hannah, who’s 25, it all started in childhood, growing up in the north of England in a 16th century house with a mortician’s slab in the cellar.
     
    Hannah’s family moved to Australia when she was still a little girl, but if she thought that meant leaving the spirits behind with the ancient villages and creepy houses, she was in for a surprise, as she’s about to tell us … For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 42 min
    Celeste's shared death experience with her sister...

    Celeste's shared death experience with her sister...

    My guest today, Celeste Frandsen, is going to tell us about something extraordinary that took place when she was 12 years old, following a tragedy that overturned her family’s world. What happened to Celeste has been well documented and is known as a “shared death experience.”
     
    Here’s Celeste to tell us about that encounter that’s imprinted itself on her heart, and other moments that stand out in her lifetime’s worth of spiritual experiences... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 30 min
    Rebecca woke to her face being forced into a pillow...

    Rebecca woke to her face being forced into a pillow...

    When Rebecca Coomes wrote to tell me about a haunting she experienced during a long weekend away in Bath, Karina's curiosity was piqued. “As soon as I arrived I felt an overwhelming negative energy about the house,” says Rebecca, host of The Healthy Gut podcast, who was my recent guest on The Ghost Files podcast. Strange events began almost as soon as the group got settled into the beautiful old home. Taps turned on and off in an empty bathroom, and an old-fashioned heavy door latch moved up and down as Rebecca and her friend watched, astonished. But that proved merely the prelude to the main event.
     
    After playing board games, everyone went to bed, with Rebecca sharing a twin room with a friend. Then, at 3 am, “I woke up face down in my pillow with such an enormous force pressing into me,” recalls Rebecca. “I managed to turn over a bit to free my face. Just as I did that, an incredible electric blue light zapped up to the ceiling and hovered there for some seconds before blasting down onto me. It honestly felt like I was being electrocuted..."


    Rebecca shares her story with Karina now. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 29 min
    What Our Spidey-Senses Can Teach Us

    What Our Spidey-Senses Can Teach Us

    Angelina, a student nurse who lives in Wagga Wagga NSW, has had strange encounters all her life. She’s going to share two stories today: one about an unexpected guest on her wedding night, and another about what she picked up with her spidey senses during a visit to Junee’s Monte Cristo, infamously known as the most haunted house in Australia. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    Voices From Beyond

    Voices From Beyond

    Jules works in the corporate world. It’s not unusual for him to be sitting in a meeting, swatting away the voices of his colleagues’ late loved ones who hound him to pass on a message. Business and spirit don’t mix, he’s found, so he keeps quiet about these things.
     
    He was 20 when he experienced one of the first voices from beyond reaching out to him. Visiting a friend in Sydney’s inner city, Jules stayed in “a thundering big, rundown, two-storey Victorian terrace,” he recalls. “I had one of the most vivid dreams I had ever encountered. I was on a bus in what felt like the 1960s or 1970s, and I was probably in Sydney,” remembers Jules, who then lived in Brisbane. In the dream, Jules witnessed a drunken man physically abusing an Indigenous woman. “She was on the floor of the bus and no-one did a thing,” says Jules, sadly. “She looked at me in the dream and reached out her hand and I heard, ‘Please help me.’ With that, I awoke suddenly as someone sat on my feet at the end of the bed! There was a large indent on my bed where my feet were.”
     
    Startled and now wide awake, Jules sprang from the bed. The house was empty, all the residents at work. After a few other uncanny events, he sat down to try to connect. “I simply told her that I heard her and that she was no longer able to be abused, that she was safe from the man and that I was so sorry for her situation,” remembers Jules, who shared this story, and others, with me on the podcast recently.
     
    It’s a profoundly moving story, as are all ghost stories that help us remember, honour – and empathise with – someone who time may have otherwise forgotten.
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    • 28 min
    "A ghost saved me from a murderer"

    "A ghost saved me from a murderer"

    Our guest today has a chilling story to share about an unforgettable chain of events that took place in 1969, when she was 12 years old and living with her family in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Coral had an experience that has stayed with her for life, and it demonstrates that, in an otherworldly encounter, as much as in everyday life, things aren’t always as they might at first appear… For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

Sezzaberry ,

Not be to fall asleep too

I love this podcast. Helped that it’s Australian and that the first story was about somewhere local. Fabulous.

lilykiemaree ,

THE BEST SUPERNATURAL PODCAST

this is the best one I’ve ever come across!! It’s great because they have the real person who it happened to tell the story... you get all the details! It’s so good.

DonzTD ,

What a great podcast

I have just discovered the podcast two days ago. Totally loving it. Binging from the beginning. I really enjoy listening to people tell their stories. Having had some experiences myself, it’s great to know I’m not alone and crazy. Keep up the great work.

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