Saturday July 27, 2013
Ghosts, Ghouls and Cemeteries
Puzzlingly starting with the extended
Where Everybody Knows Your Name
tonight we hosts,
and Ceiling Cat
discussed Ghosts, Ghouls and Cemeteries, as it were.
Henry provided the
definition for ghoul:
and I gave out the
definition for ghost:
that in traditional belief and fiction, a ghost
(sometimes known as a spectre
phantom, apparition or spook),
is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living.
Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions.
The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.
The belief in manifestations of the spirits of the dead is widespread, dating back to animism or ancestor worship in pre-literate cultures.
Certain religious practices—funeral rites, exorcisms, and some practices of spiritualism and ritual magic—are specifically designed to rest the spirits of the dead.
Ghosts are generally described as solitary essences that haunt particular locations, objects, or people with whom they were associated in life, though stories of phantom armies, ghost trains, phantom ships, and even ghost animals have also been recounted.
and the oldest and very haunted cemetery in
New Orleans cemetery,
as well as
which Henry's source mixed up with the
Kat clarified the distinctions, and we got into the
CC spoke about the unused
Rose Hill Cemetery
up in northern California, haunted by
Henry mentioned the Decatur, Illinois
and CC brought up Chicago's
Bachelors Grove Cemetery,
the information on which Henry had on hand.
I gave some background on
Hollywood Forever Cemetary,
after which Kat went to read out some Cemetery Experiences listeners provided, but Para-X cut off its start.
The story, from Tabby, was at
Blockhouse Hill Cemetary,
seeing a child wearing 1880s garb, years later hearing a voice.
Henry reminded people they could send stories to our
CC brought up
details into which I went as well, having visited there in 1984.
I was impressed that at its front page was a photo of a
(thankfully not "weeping"...).
Henry then brought up
Garden Hope Cemetery.
Kat spoke about
As I went to take us to second break, Henry Freudian-slipped, momentarily referring to Barbara as Marla, which had us mention the comical
photo I'd posted on Marla's
Henry indicated that the next week he and Kat would be attending
Barbara reported our listeners tonight being from the US, the UK, Canada, Finland, Australia.
For the last half hour we discussed Famous Ghosts, starting with the
who slew her children.
We discussed the
in New Orleans, with the murderess
We discussed the famous
ghost, presumeably of Lady Dorothy Townshend, with the
Barbara told of the
Henry asked us about
Lady Mary Howard
Kat spoke of
Spring Grove Cemetery
which she had
visited earlier today,
and she spoke of the famous
glass-eyed statue bust
that seems to be Watching You as you pass.
Henry reminded that the next week he and Kat would be at
I gave out my
my Paranormal View hub page
on my website, indicating people from there can find the show's respective report pages,
that we're very
findable on Facebook,
Paranormal View page
Kat provided her
Hunt For Ghosts page,
and her all new
Kat Klockow website,
but Barbara again "neglected" to impart
and we wrapped out.