Ep. 486 - Tinker Swiss Cottage

History Goes Bump: Ghost Tours For The Mind

May 11 2023 • 36 mins

Tinker Swiss Cottage is a unique and beautiful home that resembles a Swiss cottage. Built by the Tinker family, it would become a symbol for Rockford, Illinois and the family's contributions to Rockford would help the town grow. Most of the family members who had lived at the house, died at the house. Most of the furnishings and artifacts in the house, that is now a museum, belonged to the family. Possibly this is why there are so many claims that many of the family's spirits still reside in the home. Join us as we share the history and hauntings of the Tinker Swiss Cottage! The Moment in Oddity features taxidermied birdsand This Month in History features the birth of Martha Graham.

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Show notes can be found here: https://historygoesbump.blogspot.com/2023/05/hgb-ep-486-tinker-swiss-cottage.html

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Music used in this episode:

Main Theme: Lurking in the Dark by Muse Music with Groove Studios

(Moment in Oddity) Vanishing by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4578-vanishing
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

(This Month in History) In Your Arms by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3906-in-your-arms
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Outro Music: Happy Fun Punk by Muse Music with Groove Studios

The following music was used for this media project:

Music: Fig Leaf Rag - distressed by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3749-fig-leaf-rag-distressed
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Music: Lost In The Dark by Steven OBrien
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/10010-lost-in-the-dark
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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