Haunted Talks is the official podcast of Haunted Walks Inc., best known for walking tours of Kingston, Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario. Each episode features unique conversations with experts in the fields of the paranormal, dark history, tourism, science....or really anything we think would make for a great discussion. Come join us!
The Haunted & the Haunters - Part 3
Join us for the gripping conclusion to our three-part mini-series on Edward Bulwer-Lytton's classic gothic tale, 'The Haunted and the Haunters.' After a terrifying night, our protagonist attempts to unravel the mysteries of the haunted house. Was it real or just imagination? In the end, he makes a startling discovery that challenges his perceptions of reality and imagination. This discovery sheds new light on the events of the story and raises more questions about the haunted house and its history. The conclusion is both surprising and thought-provoking, leaving a lasting impact and adding to the suspenseful and frightening atmosphere of the story.
Be sure to listen to Part 1 and Part 2 before venturing into the finale!
The Haunted & the Haunters - Part 2
Join us for the second part of our three-part mini-series on Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s paranormal masterpiece, “The Haunted and the Haunters”, published in 1859. The story is a chilling reminder of the dangers of obsession and the power of the past to shape our present and future. In this installment, our unnamed protagonist has a terrifying encounter with something dark that is lurking in the house. Be sure to start with Part 1 to get caught up on the story so far!
The Haunted & the Haunters - Part 1
Gather in close as we share a reading of a classic Victorian ghost story! Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s The Haunted and the Haunters is an exceptional example of Gothic fiction, a genre that emerged in the late 18th century and was characterized by its use of supernatural elements, melodramatic plots, and gloomy, often ruined settings. It tells the story of an unnamed protagonist, his servant and his dog, who visit a grand but dilapidated mansion that is rumoured to be haunted. The story follows their experiences as they investigate the truth behind the ghost stories and the eerie occurrences that happen inside the house. It is not only a thrilling and spooky adventure, but it also delves into themes of betrayal, revenge, and the power of the mind, making it not just a spine-chilling journey, but also a thought-provoking one.
The Somerton Man Mystery: SOLVED! - Part 2
It is not every day that one of the world’s great mysteries gets solved. For 70 years, the identity of the Somerton Man, whose body was found on a beach outside of Adelaide, Australia, on December 1, 1948, has been frustratingly elusive. With no identification on him and many strange circumstances about his personal effects, speculation about his identity has run rampant. A spy? A time traveller? An alien? We know now with a high degree of certainty exactly who he was and what he was doing on that beach. We are joined by the University of Calgary’s Dr. Lars Petersen to share how the mystery man’s identity was finally determined and what we know about him and his life. New to the case? We recommend starting with Episode 141 – Solving the Somerton Man Mystery first, before listening to this episode.
See more family photos of Charles Webb - the Somerton Man.
Solving the Somerton Man Mystery - Part 1
One of the world’s great mysteries is on the verge of being solved. For over 70 years, investigators have sought to identify the unknown man found dead on an Australian beach in 1948. There were no signs of foul play and an examination of the victim’s stylish clothing strangely revealed that all of the labels had been removed. In his pocket was found a passage from a rare book that eerily translates to: It is ended. Was this a suicide or something much more complicated? We are joined by Dr. Lars Petersen to discuss how newly collected DNA evidence may finally reveal the identity of the Somerton Man.
Ready to learn the identity of the Somerton Man? Join us for Episode 142 – The Somerton Man Mystery: SOLVED!
Who Blew Up the Georgia Guidestones?
Shortly after 4am, on July 6th, 2022, an explosion rocked the hilltop pasture on which “America’s Stonehenge” stood for over 40 years. One of the monument’s mysterious columns was destroyed and the capstone on top was badly cracked. The blast caused the remaining columns to become unstable and the entire monument was brought down by county officials later the same day. Who would want to destroy the roadside curiosity that had brought tens of thousands of tourists (and their money) to the rural community each year? We examine the strange history of the monument and explore who may be responsible for the crime.
View the surveillance footage from the site on the night of the explosion.
See the tweets by Kandiss Taylor calling for the Guidestones to be demolished and then celebrating afterwards.
Be sure to get your Haunted Holiday Cards before they sell out!
Great to have on in the car on road trips!!
I adored the Shirley Temple story!! Well done!! Dawn
Having been on one of their walks (Fort Henry), I was very eager to give this podcast a try. It is a very interesting, listen as in my opinion it combines just enough history, facts, interesting stories, and suspense, without losing its believability. Excellent!
Narrator needs to talk faster
Holy talk about losing interest quickly. Narrator is very monotone and needs to talk a bit quicker.