Lights Out is a place to explore the unknown. This is a podcast of true ghost stories, told by the people who experienced them.
Lights Out 102: Return to Malvern Manor
Mar 20 2022
Lights Out 102: Return to Malvern Manor
A hotel. A nursing home. A group home. Malvern Manor has been through many incarnations, and all that energy is still swirling in the grand old building. Join me for a return to this active location ... and this time, we're staying there overnight.
Mar 20 2022
Lights Out 101: The Watseka Wonder
In the 19th century, Spiritualists believed that the dead could speak, and interact with the living. They may have been on to something ... The story of the Watseka Wonder is a tale of spirit possession, one young girl helping another to avoid the same fate she had suffered years before.
Feb 18 2022
Lights Out #100: Pickett's Charge
July 3, 1863. The third day of fighting at Gettysburg. The Confederate Army pushed as far as it would ever go into Northern territory at the High Water Mark at the end of Pickett's Charge. Let's investigate this incredible piece of history together.
Jul 2 2021
Lights Out #99: Confederate Camp
Around 30,000 soldiers needed medical care after the Battle of Gettysburg. Bivouacs became hospitals for the care of the wounded. Join me for a walk through eight acres of haunted woods, as we explore a Confederate camp and field hospital. Find more information at www.thehauntedtrailsofgettysburg.com
Jun 4 2021
Lights Out #98: Gettysburg Ghost Stories
The veil between the worlds is thin in Gettysburg. Many people have had ghostly encounters with the the spirits that still linger in the town and on the battlefield.
Apr 16 2021
Lights Out: Devil's Den
The rocky area of Devil's Den and Little Round Top saw some of the fiercest fighting on July 2, 1863, the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. What paranormal effects has this had since the battle? Join me to find out.
Mar 14 2021
Lights Out 96: Gettysburg Ghost Tour
Take a stroll around downtown Gettysburg with me and listen to some wicked cool ghost stories.
Feb 28 2021
Lights Out 95: Orphanage and Jennie Wade House
The people of Gettysburg didn't go looking for a battle; the battle came to them. In this episode, we'll visit not one, but two haunted places touched by the war. The Old Orphanage was a sanctuary for war orphans ... until things went horribly wrong. And just across the street is the house where Jennie Wade, the only civilian killed in the battle, lost her life.
Jan 28 2021
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Lights Out #94: Sachs Bridge
Welcome to the first episode in the Gettysburg series! Sachs Bridge is a gorgeous little covered bridge just outside Gettysburg. In 1863, three Confederate soldiers were hanged from the bridge after being discovered hiding amongst Union troops. Do they still linger on the bridge?
Jan 3 2021
Lights Out Extra: Christmas 2020
I know, I know, it's kind of weird to be doing an "extra" Lights Out episode, when Episode 100 is in view. But I had ... a request? Sort of? Just listen to the episode. You'll see what I mean. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas.
Dec 24 2020
Lights Out #93: Queen of Heaven Mausoleum
The mausoleum at Queen of Heaven Cemetery is a massive collection of marble, art, and dead people. Join me for a stroll through the beauty of this exquisite resting place.
Nov 23 2020
Lights Out #92: Queen of Heaven Cemetery
On December 1, 1958, one of the worst tragedies in Chicago's history took the lives of 93 children and three nuns. The fire at Our Lady of the Angels grade school is still remembered today as one of the darkest days of Chicago's past. Join me for a visit to the Shrine of the Holy Innocents, a memorial to those lost in the fire.
Nov 15 2020
Lights Out #91: Wisconsin Dells Ghost Tour
Want to take a stroll in beautiful Wisconsin Dells and hear some ghost stories? You're in luck! Sit back and enjoy some spooky tales, including stories of a haunted pinball machine, a Confederate spy, and a hungry spirit that likes sandwiches.
Sep 25 2020
Lights Out #90: Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum in Wisconsin Dells is a treasure trove of the delightfully bizarre. With all the oddities contained in the museum's collection -- a sculpture of a python made of fingernails, a West African "hate doll", a picture made of toaster crumbs -- it's no surprise that the museum is, in fact, haunted. Come along with me as we explore the treasures within this fascinating place.
Jul 23 2020
Lights Out #89: U-505
The U-505, housed at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, is the only German submarine captured during World War II. Secrecy around the capture was paramount. But how do you hide something that's a city block long? We'll take a deep dive into the history and hauntings on this magnificent boat.
Jun 23 2020
Lights Out #88: Pioneer Zephyr
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is home to several spirits. One of their lightly haunted exhibits is the Art Deco-inspired Pioneer Zephyr, one of the very first high-speed trains to serve the travelers of the Midwest in the 1930s. Join us for tales of the rails.
May 1 2020
Lights Out #87: Dana House
The Dana House in Springfield, Illinois, is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces. It's haunted by the melancholy spirit of Susie Laurence Dana, the woman who commissioned it. Join me for a peek inside, and listen to a few of the encounters people have had in this gracious home.
Apr 29 2020
Lights Out Extra: COVID19 Edition
Since we're all cooped up at home, let me bring a bit of ghost hunting to you! I went out for some fresh air, and visited the fine folks at the Peoria State Hospital. (Don't worry -- I did stay six feet away. They're all in the cemetery.) Enjoy the "cootie edition" of Lights Out!
Apr 23 2020
Lights Out #86: Glore Psychiatric Museum
Glore Psychiatric Museum is unique. Begun as a simple display for Mental Health Awareness Week in 1966, the museum now has over 10,000 artifacts of life in the St. Joseph State Hospital. And it has ghosts! Join me as we look for them.
Apr 13 2020