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!
Dybbuk Box: Haunted or Hoax?
It has been called the most haunted object in the world, but is it really one of the biggest paranormal hoaxes in recent memory? The Dybbuk Box has terrified people for nearly two decades, but last year the original spreader of the tale (and a few accomplices) admitted that the entire thing was made up. We dig into the facts, the fiction, and the bizarre stories of those who continue to come into contact with it.
"...it's not an aircraft."
The strange disappearance of pilot Fredrick Valentich in 1978, is one of aviation’s greatest unsolved mysteries. In the episode, we examine the mystery, including the bizarre radio transmissions from Valentich, which include the chilling line, “…it’s not an aircraft.” Was it a tragic accident, a hoax gone wrong, or a close encounter with a UFO? Could it be something else completely unexpected? Join us as we fly into mystery. Be sure to check out our HAUNTED TALKS tees & hoodies!
The First Ghosts - Part 2
In part two of our special interview with the British Museum’s Dr. Irving Finkel, he shares more from his book, The First Ghosts: Most Ancient of Legacies, including a discussion of the earliest drawing of a ghost, the intricate role of exorcists in Mesopotamian societies, and how the dead would often be rudely called up from the underworld to answer pressing personal questions from the living. He also ponders why modern society has become so skeptical about ghosts and shares his attempts to see one for himself at the very haunted British Museum. We would strongly suggest listening to part one before enjoying this episode. Be sure to check out our new Haunted Talks Tees & Haunted Hoodies – look spooky and help support the show!
The First Ghosts - Part 1
What is the oldest recorded mention of a ghost? Dr. Irving Finkel, Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures in the Department of the Middle East at the British Museum, joins us to talk about his recent book The First Ghosts: Most Ancient of Legacies. He shares how living with ghosts and other restless spirits has been part of the human experience from the earliest moments of recorded history. Not only is he a leading expert in ancient writing, but also a wonderful and playful storyteller and we are extremely lucky to have him for a special two-part interview. Part two will be released next Friday. Be sure to check out our new Haunted Talks Tees & Haunted Hoodies!
Update: The Ghost Ship of Niagara Falls
While not a traditional ghost story, the tale of the wrecked iron scow that sits atop Niagara Falls is a haunting cliffhanger. It unfolds on the threatening edge of one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in the world. Its wreckage is a secret hiding in plain sight. For over 100 years it has stood as a sentinel to the passage of time. Earlier this month, major news broke about the fate of the beloved ghost ship. We share the incredible story and discuss the recent news. See all of our episodes at: https://hauntedwalk.com/podcasts/
The Poltergeist Street
A cluster of rental homes near Manchester, England, requires new tenants to sign a waiver acknowledging that they will be living in a haunted house. As part of our discussion of this strange scenario and the frightening incidents that took place in these homes, we are joined by Paige Oldfield, the reporter from the Manchester Evening News who broke the story. Join us for the latest episode of Haunted Talks!
Covers so many topics!
Just “found” this podcast today! I absolutely love the diversity of the stories! Haunted objects, Gettysburg, stories from tour guides and Canadian history!! Binging all day and so happy to hear you’re increasing the number of podcasts! Thank you for such amazing content!!
Makes me want to travel to Canada
Real ghost stories with a traditional childhood high quality delivery - like you find in a walking tour! Always with a gentleman like approach that we equate with Canada! This business haa struggled thru the pandemic as their walking tours in three locations in Canada were put on hold! This podcast is very professional, good old fashioned scary fun.
Makes me want to plan a trip in my Sprinter Van to Kingston, Ottowa or Toronto ( I’m from Orchard Park outside Buffalo) for a visit - this pandemic makes us all nostalgic about the journey we’ve made it thru!
Great Research and Lots of Fun!
I’ve been listening for a couple years now I guess, and I have really enjoyed it. I love the historicity behind the stories in particular. Also I loved the summer series back in 2019 where they interviewed various ghost tour companies from all over. Lastly, the hosts voice just sounds great. Thank you for the podcast!