My Haunted Life Podcast

Angela Hartshorn

Hello! This is my podcast where I delve into the history behind paranormal events. Each week I cover a different spooky location or creepy topic and sometimes even share my own experiences or interview my friends about theirs. So grab yourself a cup of tea, make sure the doors are locked and the sage is close by. I have a story to tell you. read less
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Parq Central Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 17 2024
Parq Central Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Welcome to an engrossing episode of 'My Haunted Life' podcast with Angela Hartshorn. This episode will take you through Angela's spine-tingling experiences at Hotel Park Central in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The hotel, once a railway hospital and later, a psychiatric facility for children and teens, bears an uncanny past despite its luxurious refurbishments. Tune in as Angela shares eerie tales and ghost sightings in this haunted hotspot. Experience goosebumps as Angela, equipped with a razor-sharp sixth sense, recalls her unsettling feelings of being watched during her stay at the hotel. The suspense deepens as she reveals how her intuition linked her with past reports of guests encountering similar paranormal phenomena. This journey doesn't stop at mere experiences, she delves deeper into the building's histories, even tackling theories about the resident lady-ghost haunting the premises. This podcast episode takes you on a chilling journey, encompassing the detailed findings of Los Muertos Spirit Seekers, a local paranormal group. Listen in on the unexplained whispers heard in the dead of the night, the chilling presence of a female apparition, and mysterious scratches. Despite the denial by the hotel management, the tales of inexplicable occurrences continue to thrive. Angela's riveting narrative will grip your attention, blurring the line between the past and the present as she journeys into the world of unexplained phenomena powered by the flashlight technique, described as a gateway for communicating with the supernatural. Despite its transformation into a vibrant hotel, Hotel Park Central's eerie past still lingers, making it an attractive destination for those daring enough to expose themselves to the supernatural.
Alice Crawford Snow Part 2
Dec 14 2023
Alice Crawford Snow Part 2
This week, finally, I’m finishing up the story of Alice Crawford Snow. If you haven’t listened to part 1 I recommend you do. There’s a lot of nuisance to the history that we are going to start talking about in this episode but this is the episode where everything goes a little ape shit. Last time we ended with Alice being found in a burning bed so we are going to talk about that and the ensuing mystery and followed Alice for the rest of her life, and her afterlife.  So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself a cup of tea, make sure the doors are locked, and the sage is close by. I have a story to tell you. To see more pictures from today's show or to support the show go to https://patreon.com/MyHauntedLifePodcast Sources  https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/?a=d&d=RMD19100216-01.2.53&srpos=4&e=-------en-20--1--img-txIN%7ctxCO%7ctxTA-Alice+crawford-------0------   https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/?a=d&d=RMD19100326-01.2.74&srpos=2&e=-------en-20--1--img-txIN%7ctxCO%7ctxTA-Alice+crawford+snow-------0------   https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/?a=d&d=RMD19100214-01.2.15&srpos=12&e=-------en-20--1--img-txIN%7ctxCO%7ctxTA-Alice+crawford+snow-------0------   https://www.newspapers.com/image/169085826/?terms=Alice%20Crawford%20snow&match=2   https://www.newspapers.com/image/998224689/?terms=Alice%20Crawford%20snow&match=1   https://www.newspapers.com/image/76935071/?terms=Alice%20Crawford%20snow&match=1   https://www.newspapers.com/image/77098045/?terms=Alice%20Crawford%20snow&match=1   'Softly sighs' Kiri Te Kanawa Softly sighs ('Leise, leise, fromme Weise') from Der Freischütz by Weber Winning performance of the Sun Aria Contest in Melbourne, Australia Piano: Barbara Connelly October 1965   https://www.newspapers.com/image/457535483/?terms=Alice%20Crawford%20snow&match=1   ​​https://gazette.com/life/redstone-castle-a-proud-and-haunted-symbol-of-manitou-springs-victorian-age/article_11931d2e-3376-11ec-8b93-c717183051a4.html   https://janmackellcollins.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/manitou-springs-mystic-sisters-and-redstone-castle/   http://southwesternghostsandhauntings.blogspot.com/2011/11/ghost-of-redstone-castle-spirit-of.html   https://www.newspapers.com/image/380307643/?match=1   https://www.newspapers.com/image/998224780/?terms=Alice%20Crawford%20snow&match=1   https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90164478/alice-gertrude-snow   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Sarony   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqgkL8zMhKQ   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritualism   Dead daughter plays the piano, says Madame  [NEWS] 12/28/1909, Evening Telegraph   http://genealogytrails.com/colo/elpaso/news/news_accidents.html
Alice Crawford Snow
Nov 16 2023
Alice Crawford Snow
On this week’s episode I’m telling you the harrowing tale of Alice Crawford Snow. There’s a pretty good chance you have never heard of her. Now if you are from the same area of Colorado as I am, you have probably heard of her sister, Emma Crawford, the namesake of the Manitou Springs Coffin Races. Alice was your classic Victorian spiritualist with her own spooky story that almost took her life. And we are talking about the theories behind the mystery, spiritual delusion, suicide attempt, or demonic possession. Now there was so much going on here that I decided to make two podcasts!  So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself a cup of tea, make sure the doors are locked, and the sage is close by. I have a story to tell you. For visuals of today's podcast to add to your podcast listening experience go to: https://www.patreon.com/MyHauntedLifePodcast You can support the show for as little as $2 a month!      Sources  https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/?a=d&d=RMD19100216-01.2.53&srpos=4&e=-------en-20--1--img-txIN%7ctxCO%7ctxTA-Alice+crawford-------0------ https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/?a=d&d=RMD19100326-01.2.74&srpos=2&e=-------en-20--1--img-txIN%7ctxCO%7ctxTA-Alice+crawford+snow-------0------ https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/?a=d&d=RMD19100214-01.2.15&srpos=12&e=-------en-20--1--img-txIN%7ctxCO%7ctxTA-Alice+crawford+snow-------0------ https://www.newspapers.com/image/169085826/?terms=Alice%20Crawford%20snow&match=2 https://www.newspapers.com/image/998224689/?terms=Alice%20Crawford%20snow&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/76935071/?terms=Alice%20Crawford%20snow&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/77098045/?terms=Alice%20Crawford%20snow&match=1 'Softly sighs' Kiri Te Kanawa Softly sighs ('Leise, leise, fromme Weise') from Der Freischütz by Weber Winning performance of the Sun Aria Contest in Melbourne, Australia Piano: Barbara Connelly October 1965 https://www.newspapers.com/image/457535483/?terms=Alice%20Crawford%20snow&match=1 ​​https://gazette.com/life/redstone-castle-a-proud-and-haunted-symbol-of-manitou-springs-victorian-age/article_11931d2e-3376-11ec-8b93-c717183051a4.html https://janmackellcollins.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/manitou-springs-mystic-sisters-and-redstone-castle/ http://southwesternghostsandhauntings.blogspot.com/2011/11/ghost-of-redstone-castle-spirit-of.html https://www.newspapers.com/image/380307643/?match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/998224780/?terms=Alice%20Crawford%20snow&match=1 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90164478/alice-gertrude-snow https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Sarony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqgkL8zMhKQ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritualism Dead daughter plays the piano, says Madame  [NEWS] 12/28/1909, Evening Telegraph http://genealogytrails.com/colo/elpaso/news/news_accidents.html
The Pine Barrens
Aug 3 2023
The Pine Barrens
On this week’s episode I am starting a series of stories that are great to listen to around the campfire starting with a heavy hitter, the famous ghosts of the Pine Barrens in New Jersey. There is one very famous inhabitant of the Pine Barrens, but I was surprised by how many other famous ghost stories are littered about. Of course, the most famous inhabitant is the Jersey Devil, who sightings are still reported of today.  And a lot of these stories are really well documented! I found so much that this became a pretty long episode. But it’s all so good.  So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself a cup of tea, make sure the doors are locked, and the sage is close by. I have a story to tell you.   For visuals of today's podcast to add to your podcast listening experience go to: https://www.patreon.com/MyHauntedLifePodcast You can support the show for as little as $2 a month!    Sources https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/new-jersey/haunted-pine-barrens-nj/ https://www.insider.com/inside-new-jersey-pine-barrens-legends-abandoned-ghost-towns-2019-10#but-the-legends-myths-and-history-of-the-pine-barrens-live-on-because-of-the-hard-work-of-local-historians-already-stories-are-being-lost-as-the-older-generation-passes-on-but-for-now-the-lore-awaits-if-you-dare-50 https://weirdnj.com/stories/jersey-devil/ https://maps.roadtrippers.com/us/pine-barrens-nj/nature/the-pine-barrens Astonishing Legends https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/152517324/person/322133774383/facts https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74926420/deborah-leeds https://www.atlantic-county.org/history/jersey-devil-pg2.asp https://thelittlehouseofhorrors.com/the-pine-barrens/ https://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/07/joseph_bonaparte_and_the_jerse.html https://youtu.be/aEXd1xt_xvY https://youtu.be/SGBpiv-pOVo
Cape Disappointment and North Head Light Houses
Apr 27 2023
Cape Disappointment and North Head Light Houses
On this week’s episode I am telling you about the dark history and hauntings of the Cape Disappointment and Northhead Lighthouses. These things have seen quite a lot of death in their times being in the middle of the Graveyard of the Pacific. One of the most prominent ghosts is that of Melancholy Mary who simply breaks my heart.  So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself a cup of tea, make sure the doors are locked, and the sage is close by. I have a story to tell you. A little side bar about this week’s episode again, trigger warning. I’m not sure what it is about this episode. I have talked about some pretty dark things on this podcast but this one really got to me. I cried reading the newspapers, I cried writing it all, I’ll probably cry during recording. It’s a rough one, at least for me so bare with me and check in with yourselves to make sure you are ok to listen to such a sad story.  To support the podcast or to check out pictures from my travels go to https://www.patreon.com/MyHauntedLifePodcast Sources   https://www.travelchannel.com/shows/ghost-adventures/photos/ghost-adventures-cape-disappointment https://www.parks.wa.gov/241/North-Head-Lighthouse https://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=115 https://www.visionaryliving.com/ghost-of-a-suicide-at-haunted-north-head-lighthouse/ Haunted Graveyard of the Pacific by Ira Wesley Kitmacher https://www.chinookobserver.com/news/things-that-go-bump-on-the-coast/article_81049ba3-f6f8-5fc3-9357-ce0529c6ca9d.html https://www.historylink.org/File/7602 Ghost Adventures season 20 episode 9
Flavel Houses
Mar 9 2023
Flavel Houses
On this week’s episode we are examining the glorious, haunted houses of the Flavel family. One haunted by spirits and the other haunted by the last generation of the family, one member of which became known as Hatchet Harry. This is the story of family secrets and a mystery that endured for decades. There’s a lot of twists and turns in this one. So lets get into shall we? Grab yourself a cup of tea, make sure the doors are locked, and the hatchet is close by. I have a story to tell you. This week we are moving out of Portland and up the coast to Astoria, Oregon, a sleepy little town directly on the Columbia River that has the cutest population of very loud sea lions. It’s tucked up in a valley that leads right down to the waterfront where you can watch big freighter ships and little lead boats going up and down. As we drove into town we hit a pretty crazy rainstorm that apparently flooded out a lot of places in town but otherwise it was very calm, off and on sunny and then foggy. It was kinda hard to believe that we were right in the midst of the Graveyard of the Pacific. According to the Columbia River Maritime Museum, “Since 1792 approximately 2000 vessels, including over 200 large ships, have sunk at the Columbia River Bar.  More than 700 people have lost their lives to the sea. Mariners agree that the combination of high seas, a mighty river, land shallow, and shifting sand bars make the Columbia River bar one of the most dangerous bar crossings in the world.”  Considering the stories from the museum I don’t want to see it at it’s worse. That’s kinda the backdrop to this week’s stories.   For more photos, videos, and to support the show go to: https://www.patreon.com/MyHauntedLifePodcast     ----more---- Sources https://astoriamuseums.org/explore/flavel-house-museum/ https://www.dailyastorian.com/news/flavel-family-mystery-unsealed/article_4c1e913d-45b8-5a07-a214-c96592e114a7.html https://thatoregonlife.com/2017/10/flavel-house-astoria/  Haunted Astoria by Jefferson Davis  https://www.dailyastorian.com/news/local/mary-louise-flavelflavel-s-death-closes-a-chapter-on-a-long-and-complex-history/article_ca446d03-7131-5d80-8fb5-5461286fc575.html https://www.cultofweird.com/americana/flavel-house-astoria-oregon/ https://www.crmm.org/current-exhibits.html