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The podcast that puts the “ahh!” in bibliography. Join your host, Joshua Spellman (an archivist and witch), every Wednesday to discuss ghost stories, historic true crime, legends, and tales of the paranormal through a critical lens. Each episode begins with a story as it’s typically told, and then we have a ghoulish gossip sesh where we examine historic and archival resources to learn what really happened and read first hand encounters of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls.  

Crimes and Witch-Demeanors Joshua Spellman

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The podcast that puts the “ahh!” in bibliography. Join your host, Joshua Spellman (an archivist and witch), every Wednesday to discuss ghost stories, historic true crime, legends, and tales of the paranormal through a critical lens. Each episode begins with a story as it’s typically told, and then we have a ghoulish gossip sesh where we examine historic and archival resources to learn what really happened and read first hand encounters of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls.  

    Sophie's Voice

    Sophie's Voice

    Built in 1990, the Harvey Public Library is sitting on a secret.  But shh!  What is it?  Before the library was erected, the gruesome murder of Sophia Schmidt Eberlein took place on its grounds.  Now her spirit haunts the library causing mischief and mayhem.
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    SOURCES:
    Admits Burning to Death His Wife in Family Auto. (1931, October 6). The Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 6.
     
     
    Admits Killing Wife. (1931, October 6). The Nebraska State Journal, 16.
     
     
    Confesses to Wife Murder. (1931, October 5). The Bismarck Tribune, 1.
     
     
    Confession Text Given to Public. (1931, October 6). The Bismarck Tribune, 1.
     
     
    Front Page Sophia (Eberlein) Bentz Slaying 1931. No. 2. (1931, October 6). The Bismarck Tribune, 1.
     
     
    Harvey Man Sent to Prison After Confessing. (1931, October 6). The Bismarck Tribune, 3.
     
     
    Harvey Man Sent to Prison After Confessing Crime: Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Murder in District Court Here. (1931, October 6). The Bismarck Tribune, 1.
     
     
    Harvey, N.D., library haunted? Library workers wonder | Grand Forks Herald. (n.d.). Retrieved September 23, 2021, from https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/2111894-harvey-nd-library-haunted-library-workers-wonder
     
     
    Jacob Bentz | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers. (n.d.). Retrieved September 23, 2021, from https://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/bentz-jacob.htm
     
     
    Schlichenmayer, J. (n.d.). Harvey Public Library. Haunted Places. Retrieved September 23, 2021, from https://www.hauntedplaces.org/item/harvey-public-library/
     
     
    Sophia Eberlein. (2021). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sophia_Eberlein&oldid=1002744630
     
     
    Sophia Schmidt Eberlein (1889-1931)—Find A Grave Memorial. (n.d.). Retrieved October 5, 2021, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176609079/sophia-eberlein
     
     
    Three Persons are Victims of Fatal Mishaps in State. (1931, October 2). The Bismarck Tribune, 1.
     
     
    Void, T. V. before the. (2016, October 18). Sophie, the Ghost of Harvey, North Dakota: Interview with Carolyn Feickert at the Harvey Public Library, and “Sophie’s Legend Lingers in Harvey Library” from Dakota Mysteries and Oddities by William Jackson. The Voice before the Void: Arcana, Story, Poetry. https://www.thevoicebeforethevoid.net/sophie-the-ghost-of-harvey-north-dakota-interview-with-carolyn-feickert-at-the-harvey-public-library-and-sophies-legend-lingers-in-harvey-library-from-dakota-mysteries-and-oddities-by-willia/

    • 23 min
    The Lady in Glass

    The Lady in Glass

    In Jamestown, New York lies a mysterious stone statue of a woman encased in glass...some say it's not only a statue, but her corpse lies within it.  Who was she? Why is she trapped in a prison of glass?  Her name was Grace Galloway but how she got there is not so easy to answer.
     
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    SOURCES:
    3 Nov 1898, Page 10—The Pittsburgh Press at Newspapers.com. (n.d.). Newspapers.Com. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from http://www.newspapers.com/image/141841055/?terms=Grace%20Galloway&match=1
     
     
    11 Nov 1898, 9—Telegraph-Forum at Newspapers.com. (n.d.). Newspapers.Com. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from http://www.newspapers.com/image/600943251/?terms=Grace%20AND%20Galloway&match=1
     
     
    Ancestry.com—New York, U.S., State Censuses, 1880, 1892, 1905. (n.d.). Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/8940/images/NYV14_274-0434?usePUB=true&_phsrc=eBA441&usePUBJs=true&pId=259566
     
     
    Grace Galloway. (n.d.-a). Fenton History Center. Retrieved September 19, 2021, from https://fentonhistorycenter.org/grace-galloway/
     
     
    Grace Galloway – Prendergast Library. (n.d.). Retrieved September 19, 2021, from https://www.prendergastlibrary.org/grace-galloway/
     
     
    Grace Galloway: The Lady In The Glass Case. (n.d.-b). Planet Today News. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://www.planet-today.com/2020/05/grace-galloway-lady-in-glass-case.html
     
     
    Grace Lavern Galloway—LifeStory. (n.d.). Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/74694345/person/272207806195/story
     
     
    Grace Laverne Galloway (1871-1898)—Find A Grave... (n.d.). Retrieved September 19, 2021, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7717018/grace-laverne-galloway
     
     
    Kirst, S. (n.d.). Sean Kirst: Legend of “Lady in the glass case” begins with singer who died too young. The Buffalo News. Retrieved September 19, 2021, from https://buffalonews.com/opinion/columnists/sean-kirst-legend-of-lady-in-the-glass-case-begins-with-singer-who-died-too/article_12f4ddca-0927-5f88-b9ba-aea2c4b11353.html\
     
     
    Pennsylvaniarambler. (2020, March 15). Grace Galloway: The Lady in Glass. The Pennsylvania Rambler. https://thepennsylvaniarambler.com/2020/03/15/grace-galloway-the-lady-in-glass/
     
     
    Snapshot. (n.d.). Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://www.newspapers.com/image/600943251/?terms=Grace%20AND%20Galloway&match=1
    The true story behind Jamestown’s haunting Lady in Glass. (n.d.).
     
    The Buffalo News. Retrieved September 19, 2021, from https://buffalonews.com/multimedia/the-true-story-behind-jamestowns-haunting-lady-in-glass/collection_45149d71-cf6f-560b-976a-31be975c071f.html

     
    Transcript:
     
    Hello, and welcome to Crimes and Witch Demeanors, the paranormal podcast where we go beyond the Wikipedia page and delve into historic and primary sources to find the truth behind your favorite ghostly tales.  I’m your host and loveable librarian – Joshua Spellman.
     
    Welcome back, by the time this is airing it’s officially fall and I couldn’t be more excited to break out my layers!  But if I’m being honest – I think I’m a little bit more excited for today’s episode.  There are so many versions of this story it’s hard to find out which is the definitive one and the thing that’s crazy is that they’re all so different!  Like…so…different.  I did my best to include them all but I think you’re going to love today’s ghost story.  It’s the quintes

    • 20 min
    Gilded Murder

    Gilded Murder

    Filled to the brim with scandal, murder, and historic characters ranging from Queen Victoria to Thomas Edison to Wyatt Earp, the history behind the Golden Gate Villa is nothing to scoff at.  In 1907 Santa Cruz was served a salacious historic scandal resulting in a horrific tragedy...leaving the house rumored to be haunted in its wake.
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    SOURCES:
     
    7 Dec 1907, Page 1—Santa Cruz Evening News at Newspapers.com. (n.d.). Newspapers.Com. Retrieved September 14, 2021, from http://www.newspapers.com/image/?clipping_id=4203848&fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjU1Mzc5MDMzLCJpYXQiOjE2MzE2MjAzMTAsImV4cCI6MTYzMTcwNjcxMH0.RvcF17nCqc3CPgInOgE9pYOuOODX01oAtIjpmA0sC0A
     
     
    Clipped From Oroville Daily Register. (1907, November 18). Oroville Daily Register, 1.
     
     
    Dormanen, S. (n.d.). The Golden Gate Villa. Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Retrieved September 10, 2021, from https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/files/original/dac12ae750afce922632b1d9a1f17930.pdf
     
     
    Frank McLaughlin Kills Daughter and Himself at Santa Cruz: Bullet and Poison Used. (1907, November 17). The San Francisco Call, 17–18.
     
     
    Golden Gate Villa. (2021). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Golden_Gate_Villa&oldid=1023021509
     
     
    Metroactive Features | The Haunting of Santa Cruz. (n.d.). Retrieved September 12, 2021, from http://www.metroactive.com/papers/cruz/10.29.03/haunting-0344.html
     
     
    Poverty Pitiful at the End. (1907, November 19). Santa Cruz Sentinel, 2.
     
     
    Sweet House Dreams: Golden Gate Villa, 1891 Queen Anne Victorian in Santa Cruz, California. (n.d.). Sweet House Dreams. Retrieved September 10, 2021, from http://sweethousedreams.blogspot.com/2018/06/golden-gate-villa-1891-queen-anne.html
     
     
    Tom Brezsny. (2012, October 18). Golden Gate Villa—924 Third Street Santa Cruz California—Lavishly ornamented victorian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jd72cnY_6E
     
    Transcript:
    Hello, and welcome to Crimes and Witch Demeanors, the paranormal podcast where we go beyond the Wikipedia page and delve into historic sources to find the truth behind your favorite ghostly tales.  I’m your host and loveable librarian – Joshua Spellman.
     
    Today we have a very exciting ghost story filled to the brim with scandal, murder, and historic characters ranging from Thomas Edison to Wyatt Earp the outlaw but even these prominent figure are obscured by today’s ghostly tale.  Trust me, it’s juicy, and we have all the gossipy progressive-era tabloids to prove it.  And boy, are some of these newspapers gorgeous, so make sure to check them out on the podcast Instagram. 
     
    Also thank you to everyone who purchased some merch from the shop!  You are true bibli-ahh-graphers!  If you want to support the podcast please go ahead and grab something for youself, crimesandwitchdemeanors.com link in the description!
     
    So, anyway, you’re here for the salacious historic scandal and the modern haunts that resulted from it.  So put on your sunnies, grab a parasol, we’re headed to Santa Cruz and learning the legend behind the Golden Gate Villa and the tragedy that transpired there…
     

     
     
    Considered one of the most historically significant homes in all of California, Golden Gate villa is perched atop Santa Cruz’s historic Beach Hill neighborhood.  It’s face is painted a buttery gold with a bright orchid trim; cheerful colors that belie it’s dark and twisted past.
     
    Major Frank McLaughlin

    • 26 min
    Blood & Wisteria: The Ghosts of Grumblethorpe

    Blood & Wisteria: The Ghosts of Grumblethorpe

    What does a persistent blood stain, wisteria, and freshly baked bread have in common?  Located in the heart of Germantown in Philadelphia, Grumblethorpe, a historic home and garden, is haunted by ghosts and boasts an incredibly rich history.
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    SOURCES:
    Glennon, Patrick. n.d. “In Germantown, Slain British General Haunts House Where He Died.” Https://Www.Inquirer.Com. Accessed September 6, 2021. https://www.inquirer.com/philly/opinion/commentary/germantown-british-general-haunts-wister-house-20171027.html.
     
     
    “Grumblethorpe.” 2021. In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Grumblethorpe&oldid=1025622012.
     
     
    “GRUMBLETHORPE.” n.d. Philalandmarks. Accessed September 2, 2021. https://www.philalandmarks.org/grumblethorpe.
     
     
    “Grumblethorpe.” n.d. PAHauntedHouses.Com. Accessed September 2, 2021. https://www.pahauntedhouses.com/real-haunt/grumblethorpe.html.
     
     
    “Grumblethorpe | AMERICAN HERITAGE.” n.d. Accessed September 6, 2021. https://www.americanheritage.com/content/grumblethorpe.
     
     
    “Grumblethorpe: Philadelphia’s Seriously Haunted Historic Home.” 2019. Https://The-Line-up.Com. June 20, 2019. https://the-line-up.com/grumblethorpe-haunted.
     
     
    “Historic Germantown.” n.d. Accessed September 3, 2021. https://www.ushistory.org/germantown/lower/grumblethorpe.htm.
     
     
    “James Agnew (British Army Officer).” 2021. In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Agnew_(British_Army_officer)&oldid=1010530410.
     
     
    “John Caspar Wister.” 2021. In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Caspar_Wister&oldid=1036504485.
     
     
    Magaraci, Kim. 2017. “The Story Behind Philadelphia’s Most Haunted House Will Give You Nightmares.” OnlyInYourState. October 8, 2017. https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/pennsylvania/philadelphia/grumblethorpe-philadelphia-pa/.
     
     
    Oordt, Darcy. 2015. Haunted Philadelphia: Famous Phantoms, Sinister Sites, and Lingering Legends. Rowman & Littlefield.
     
     
    “Pursuing Grumblethorpe’s ‘ghosts’ on Walpurgis Night.” n.d. WHYY (blog). Accessed September 2, 2021. https://whyy.org/articles/grumblethorpe/.
     
     
    RAW, DEANE in EDIBLE, FLOWERS, and PLANTS. n.d. “Charles Jones Wister Sr. Archives.” Eat The Weeds and Other Things, Too. Accessed September 5, 2021. http://www.eattheweeds.com/tag/charles-jones-wister-sr/.
     
     
    “Susanin - Grumblethorpe An Historic Landscape Report.Pdf.” n.d. Accessed September 6, 2021. https://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1339&context=hp_theses.
     
     
    Susanin, Jay Davidson. n.d. “Grumblethorpe: An Historic Landscape Report,” 422.
     
     
    “Visit Grumblethorpe.” n.d. Visit Philadelphia. Accessed September 2, 2021. https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/grumblethorpe/.

    • 22 min
    Nuns vs. Vampires: The Casket Girls of New Orleans and the Order of Ursuline Nuns

    Nuns vs. Vampires: The Casket Girls of New Orleans and the Order of Ursuline Nuns

    New Orleans has been known for its vampires for centuries...but how did these creatures of the night arrive in the New World? Did the Casket Girls bring them in the coffins they carried or were the Casket Girls simply casualties of history? Women, like many before them, who did not fit the mold of society, and therefore transformed into bloodthirsty nocturnal monsters? Tune in and find out!
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    SOURCES:
    Boomer, Lee. n.d. “The Casket Girls.” Women & the American Story (blog). Accessed August 16, 2021. https://wams.nyhistory.org/settler-colonialism-and-revolution/settler-colonialism/casket-girls/.
     
     
    “Casquette Girl.” 2021. In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Casquette_girl&oldid=1034753996.
     
     
    Hallberg, Mary. 2019. “The Mysterious ‘Casket Girls’ of New Orleans.” Mary Hallberg. May 24, 2019. https://www.maryhallbergmedia.com/post/2019/05/24/the-mysterious-casket-girls-of-new-orleans.
     
     
    “History of The Casket Girls in New Orleans.” 2018. GoNOLA.Com. October 16, 2018. https://gonola.com/things-to-do-in-new-orleans/history/the-casket-girls-wives-for-french-new-orleans.
    “———.” n.d. Accessed August 16, 2021. https://gonola.com/things-to-do-in-new-orleans/history/the-casket-girls-wives-for-french-new-orleans.
     
     
    “NOLA History: The Old Ursuline Convent in the French Quarter.” 2011. GoNOLA.Com. March 30, 2011. https://gonola.com/things-to-do-in-new-orleans/history/nola-history-the-old-ursuline-convent-in-the-french-quarter.
     
     
    “Old Ursuline Convent, New Orleans.” 2021. In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Old_Ursuline_Convent,_New_Orleans&oldid=1031517718.
     
     
    “Sign In to Get Started | ID.Spectrum.Net.” n.d. Accessed August 16, 2021. https://id.spectrum.net/login?account_type=RESIDENTIAL&client_id=consumer_portal&code_challenge=-d2G9EUidCmY7CUW-4Mz5adb4CZizh7JX4LMobleY_0&code_challenge_method=S256&exVisitID=18e164dd-4136-4cff-a854-f3cbf97f17c3&nonce=424488954598460711395443678185&redirect_uri=https:%2F%2Fwww.spectrum.net%2Fsign-in-redirect&state=eyJ0YXJnZXRVcmwiOiIvYmlsbGluZy1hbmQtdHJhbnNhY3Rpb25zL3N0YXRlbWVudHMiLCJ4c3JmIjoiYmpSRVUyWnFVRVZ2WTJkRmNHbERkamRTZFhkdVRHRkZPVjl3ZVZSLVdGTkRRa1ItUmxWNU0ySk9UQSIsImlzRGxhIjpmYWxzZX0.
     
     
    “The Casket Girls and Vampires of New Orleans.” 2020. #FolkloreThursday (blog). October 29, 2020. https://folklorethursday.com/urban-folklore/the-casket-girls-and-vampires-of-new-orleans/.
     
     
    “The Truth About the Casket Girls in New Orleans.” n.d. Ghost City Tours. Accessed August 16, 2021. https://ghostcitytours.com/new-orleans/ghost-stories/truth-casket-girls/.
     
     
    “The Ursuline Convent.” 2016. October 12, 2016. http://www.royaltoursneworleans.com/the-ursuline-convent.
     
     
    “Ursuline Convent, New Orleans, Extenstive Historical Content.” n.d. Accessed August 17, 2021. http://www.storyvilledistrictnola.com/ursulines.html.

    • 18 min
    The Sallie House

    The Sallie House

    You've heard of the Amityville Horror, but have you heard of the Sallie House?  This small house located in Atchison Kansas is home to the ghost of a young girl who died on the operating table during emergency surgery. Her tormented spirit tortured the Pickman family for years. But who was Sallie? Did she even exist?  
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    SOURCES:
    1900 United States Federal Census—Ancestry.com. (n.d.-a). Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/16447863:7602?ssrc=pt&tid=16562748&pid=1258751851
     
     
    1900 United States Federal Census—Ancestry.com. (n.d.-b). Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/16447863:7602?ssrc=pt&tid=16562748&pid=1258751851
     
     
    1920 United States Federal Census—Ancestry.com. (n.d.). Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/64850810:6061?ssrc=pt&tid=16562748&pid=1258751851
     
     
    Agnes Marie Finney True (1861-1939)—Find A... (n.d.). Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/54228452/agnes-marie-true
     
     
    Annie. (2016, July 7). The Story Behind Kansas’s Most Haunted House Will Give You Nightmares. OnlyInYourState. https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/kansas/sallie-house/
     
     
    Blog, S. G. (n.d.). Skate Guard: The Curious Case Of Dr. Charles C. Finney. Skate Guard. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from http://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-curious-case-of-dr-charles-c-finney.html
     
     
    Dr Charles C Finney (1865-1947)—Find A Grave Memorial. (n.d.). Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/54225331/charles-c-finney
     
     
    HAUNTED: The Sallie House | Supernatural with Ashley Flowers Transcripts | Podgist. (n.d.). Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://www.podgist.com/supernatural/haunted-the-sallie-house/index.html
     
     
    Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925—Ancestry.com. (n.d.). Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1088&h=8617909&ssrc=pt&tid=16562748&pid=1258751851&usePUB=true
     
     
    Sallie House. (n.d.). Visit Atchison. Retrieved July 11, 2021, from https://visitatchison.com/highlight/sallie-house
     
     
    Sallie House Overnight Stay. (n.d.). Visit Atchison. Retrieved July 11, 2021, from https://visitatchison.com/product/sallie-house-overnight-stay
     
     
    This Little Girl’s House Really IS the Scariest Place in America. (2019, June 1). Rare. https://rare.us/rare-life/sallie-house-kansas-haunted/
     
     
    UFOTV On Demand. (n.d.). THE SALLIE HOUSE: The Most Haunted House In America - FEATURE. Retrieved July 11, 2021, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRhIlgTEWD8&t=56s
     
     
    Why is the Sallie House Haunted. (n.d.). Sallie House. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://salliehouse.com/why-is-the-sallie-house-haunted/
     

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

yelarxan ,

My New Fave!

I’m so happy that this podcast was recommended to me! I started bingeing last week and I’m almost caught up. It’s so fun & spooky. Keep them coming!!

Anjil1 ,

Nails It!

I LOVE ghost stories and urban legends. Mainly because they’re fun but they also gives us insights to the local history. I love that Josh researches the origins and true facts of the events that sparked the stories. To me it adds a fullness and completeness to them. Love love love it!

Raikumori ,

Definitely a podcast to try out!

I’ve just discovered this podcast and I must say it’s excellent. I’m really enjoying the format with the folktale/mythology/urban legend but up front and then the historical deep dive afterwards.

I’ve been listening to podcasts for several years now (though on Overcast, not iTunes) and this is the first that I’ve really wanted to come and rate.

If you like folktales or true mystery stuff, this will be a great podcast for you.

Other podcasts that I enjoy are Aaron Mahnke’s Lore and Cabinet of Curiosities. If you like these kinds, definitely check this one.

I’ll definitely be following Crimes and Witch-demeanors with interest and looking forward to each episode