Stephanie Hoover Has That Story

Stephanie Hoover

Whether it's history, crime or legend, non-fiction author Stephanie Hoover has that story. Join Stephanie for concise, yet intriguing, discussions of cultural history, historical true crime, and folklore. It's "history-tainment" at its finest. read less
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Vampires: The Origin of the Myth
Oct 12 2020
Vampires: The Origin of the Myth
In June 2015, a 21-year-old Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania man was arrested on charges of “bloodletting” and sexual assault. He allegedly not only convinced several underage victims to slice their wrists so he could drink their blood, he also engaged in intimate acts with a minor while they bled on each other from self-inflicted lacerations. It's a shocking case for a Pennsylvania town that's about as inclined to believe in vampires as it is the tooth fairy. But, it's a case that also, remarkably, demonstrates the eternal life of the vampire myth.In this episode, Stephanie tells the story of the surprising origins of vampiric legends and how they've changed through the centuries.*** NOTE! The first 41 seconds of this episode may not be suitable for very young listeners. ***To read Stephanie's feature article, on which this episode is based, visit this page:https://www.hauntinglypa.com/history-of-vampires.htmlFor more information on this podcast on Stephanie's books, visit StephanieHoover.com. Or join the conversation in one of her new Facebook groups:~ Old Fashioned Crime~ Ghosts, Monsters & Myths------------------------------------------The following music and sound effects (or edited pieces thereof) were used in this episode:     Churches of Ohrid 2 by cms4f (FreeSound.org)     Hamer.wav by escortmarious (FreeSound.org)     Creeking Door by visualasylum (FreeSound.org)     Horse Whinny Close A by InspectorJ (FreeSound.org)
The 1858 "Eliza Battle" Sinking: America's Most Famous Ghost Ship
Sep 28 2020
The 1858 "Eliza Battle" Sinking: America's Most Famous Ghost Ship
In October 1857, British citizen Charles McKay left London for North America and an extensive tour of the U.S. and Canada. He was writing about his adventures for a British newspaper. Five months into the trip, during a stop in Alabama, he saw the elegant steamship Eliza Battle moored on a landing along the Tombigbee River. Its size and grandeur made a strong impression on McKay. That's why, just days later, he was shocked to learn that the side-wheeled paddle steamer had burned, killing many passengers and crew in the inferno, or forcing them to freeze to death in the icy river water. This sinking was, at the time, one of the largest losses of life on a United States river. Some residents of Nanfalia, Alabama  say that, on a quiet night, they still hear the screams of the victims today.To read Stephanie's feature article, on which this episode is based, visit this page:http://www.cloudedinmystery.com/ghost-ship-eliza-battle.htmlFor more information on this podcast on Stephanie's books, visit StephanieHoover.com.-------------------------------------------------------The following sound effects (or edited pieces thereof) were used in this episode:~ Jazz Me Blues by E's Jammy Jams (YouTube Creator Library)~ Water Lapping on Lake Pukaki by laughatlantic (FreeSound.org)~ Water Lapping River by Ceich93 (FreeSound.org)~ Human Male Scream Small Crowd Panic by Johnson Branding Editing (FreeSound.org)~ Vintage Riverboats by Craigsmith (FreeSound.org)