11 episodes

Host Tristan Redman is a seasoned journalist who doesn’t believe in ghosts. But weird things happened in the bedroom he lived in as a teenager. When he discovers years later that subsequent occupants of the same house have been visited by the ghost of a faceless woman, he’s curious. Because it just so happens that Tristan’s childhood home is right next door to the house where his wife’s great grandmother, Naomi Dancy, was murdered in 1937 – killed by two gunshots to the face. Could there be a connection between the ghost and the murder? Tristan decides to investigate and soon finds himself going where no son-in-law should go, deep into his wife’s family history, asking questions no one wants answered.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 2.8K Ratings

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Host Tristan Redman is a seasoned journalist who doesn’t believe in ghosts. But weird things happened in the bedroom he lived in as a teenager. When he discovers years later that subsequent occupants of the same house have been visited by the ghost of a faceless woman, he’s curious. Because it just so happens that Tristan’s childhood home is right next door to the house where his wife’s great grandmother, Naomi Dancy, was murdered in 1937 – killed by two gunshots to the face. Could there be a connection between the ghost and the murder? Tristan decides to investigate and soon finds himself going where no son-in-law should go, deep into his wife’s family history, asking questions no one wants answered.

Follow Ghost Story on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all episodes of Ghost Story ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts.
 
If you have a really great ghost story or a wild family drama, reach out to us at GhostStory@wondery.com or call us at 1-347-460-9473 to share more details. Please include your best contact info, so we can follow-up if we're interested in learning more. Who knows? Your story could be the basis for Ghost Story season 2.
 
Disclaimer: Please note, by submitting your idea, you acknowledge Wondery may already have similar ideas, Wondery is not obligated to you in any manner if Wondery obtained such ideas from sources other than yourself and that you are representing that you are the sole author of the material and this material doesn't violate any third party rights. You also acknowledge other terms and conditions may apply.

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    The House Next Door

    The House Next Door

    Tristan Redman doesn’t believe in ghosts. But weird things happened in his teenage bedroom. And when he discovers later that occupants of his family home have seen the ghost of a faceless woman, he’s intrigued. Because it just so happens that his wife’s great grandmother, Naomi Dancy, was murdered in the house next door…killed by two gunshots to the face.

     

    Listener note: This episode contains descriptions of violence and suicide.

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    Episode Notes:

    Eleanor Johnson Ward’s blog can be found here.

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    • 34 min
    The Witness

    The Witness

    Naomi’s husband, Dr John Dancy, emerged from the murder scene a hero. He’s known in the family as “Feyther” and is still revered as a larger-than-life figure by the family. But as Tristan examines the police records, he soon finds himself where no son-in-law should ever be - questioning the family narrative about what really happened in 1937.

     

    Listener note: This episode contains descriptions of violence and suicide. Take care while listening.

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    • 42 min
    The Locked Room

    The Locked Room

    When the family haunted by the faceless apparition in Tristan’s teenage bedroom ghosts him, he's left wondering why they’re too scared to share their story. Then he finds a curious piece of evidence. Is it actually Feyther’s confession?




    Listener note: This episode contains descriptions of violence and suicide. Take care while listening.




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    Episode Notes:

    Special thanks to all of the detectives who helped with this episode: retired US homicide detectives Christine Manina, Cloyd Steiger, Dr. Alfred Titus and Wendell Stradford; former detective now criminologist Michael Arntfield; former criminal behavioral analyst and domestic abuse expert for Scotland Yard, Laura Richards; former Metropolitan Police head of homicide Hamish Campbell; and retired Scotland Yard detective chief inspector Jackie Malton.

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    • 44 min
    The Advantages of Believing

    The Advantages of Believing

    Tristan reluctantly calls in the paranormal experts and tries to contact Naomi’s spirit — and the ghost hunters help him in ways he never expected. Then, he finds a cache of documents which reveal an unexpected side of Feyther.




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    Episode Notes:

    Special thanks to all of the ghost hunters who helped with this episode: Nick Howe and Andy Wilson from Paranormal Research Investigators UK; Sam Ashford from Spirit Shack ; and Hazel Williams, Dean Williams and Emily Mathers from Spectrum Paranormal Investigators.

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    • 41 min
    The Bulletins

    The Bulletins

    Tristan thinks he’s getting a handle on the case of Feyther and Naomi until he meets their 98-year-old daughter, Bindle. The picture she paints of her parents’ loving marriage turns everything on its head.




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    • 43 min
    The Ugly Truth

    The Ugly Truth

    After his encounter with the ghost hunters, Tristan continues his paranormal quest by meeting with a series of psychic mediums. He doesn’t take them too seriously until he meets a strange, quiet man who seems to know more than he should about the night Naomi died. Tristan is shaken but decides it’s finally time to tell his in-laws everything that he has learned about Feyther.




    Listener note: This episode contains descriptions of violence and suicide.




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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

podheadfrombrooklyn ,

So good!

I love this show. Highly recommend!

Mhysa Steph ,

What a ridiculous pandering…

I really wanted to like this show. I absolutely love the idea behind the show, but the family got in the way. We all know that this is not how it went down. And it ended with a psychic? I thought maybe you knew better and then I listened to the question and answer, what a soft landing. It was incredibly cringe to listen to how well people can convince themselves of what they want to believe. You know, in these times, we’re breaking those chains to the past. The ones deeply rooted in misogyny and untruths attested to by men with no honor. It could have been a moment of clarity and a testament to the women & girls already in the family & possible future little girls. Instead, it might as well be 1937. Reputation is the only thing that matters with this family. Truth is a secondary matter. Full stop.

Scapee ,

Interestingly dismissive

The story seems to be well researched, but told mainly through by one loud voice, the Doctor with many volumes of pages he wrote about himself. The crime was well researched, yet the facts were not all told, like the maid who was in the house who heard two gunshots revealed in episode 8, a Q&A episode. The locked door and hesitation wound ideas were interesting, but when all the facts pointed to one guy who seemed to look very guilty, the story stops and the idea is no longer entertained.

I find the story teller a bit hesitant and fearful of getting to the truth as it was revealed during the episode he interviewed the men in the family, and dismissed the softer women’s voices who seemed to be dismissed because they were women- even in this century.

There could be an outcome, but the truth is harder to stomach than the mere false inconclusively of the crime.

The wrong people were framed and the killer got away with murder. The overwhelmingly large pool of the detectives who supported that the spy magician did the double killings to the one holdout detective with the one slim idea that hesitation wounds gave the final get-out-of-jail-free card to the main suspect deflated the other detectives’ experiences and credentials as detectives.

I was thoroughly unsatisfied with the storytelling stopped when it hit close to solving itself at the end. So many facts came in with loose ends. Great journalism beginning, interesting detective middle, but faulty conclusion.

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