Saturday February 14, 2015
was off at the annual
and networking with the likes of writers
Friday through Sunday,
Ceiling Cat Barbara Duncan
did the Valentine's Day edition.
Kat pointed out, for those not in
the chat room,
one could tweet at us on Twitter
or contact the show via our
CC started out, discussing 22 reasons chocolate being the most Perfect Food on the planet.
Henry brought up that often chocolate has been used as an ingredient in love-attraction spells.
He also brought up the use of salt petre in the armed services to stifle physical urges, of which Kat had never heard.
Kat had a few tales, beginning with the famous Confederate
Camp Chase Cemetery
in Columbus Ohio, which used to be a union trading camp until the war between the states.
One of the ghosts that haunt the very haunted cemetery is the
Lady in Grey
Ohio Exploration Society
tells of the Lady in Grey, believed to be
Louisiana Ransburgh Briggs
who would bring flowers to the Confederate graves, which she continued to do after death, at the tombstone of
at which fresh flowers are found, and crying can be heard.
Henry plugged an event at
March 28th, but Henry is busy heading to
After the first break, Henry pointed out the level of cold in Trenton, Ohio, to which CC felt she had to point out that in her San Francisco area, it was 76° today.
Henry also added another love spell from
They considered various chocolate-covered items, such as
He also brought up the old urban legend of
and how in England placing bay leaves on Valentine's Day eve.
Also placing a concoction of marigolds in a desired lover's footprints on October 18th: St. Luke's Day.
CC discussed the pagan fertility holiday Lupercalia honouring Faunus, celebrated February 13-15.
At the end of the 5th century by
banning the holiday, absorbing it into celebrating St. Valentine on the 14th.
There were three St. Valentines, all martyred.
Henry brought up some Fun Facts about St. Valentine's Day, such as which sex spents the most when and on what.
Some strange background sounds popped up; Kat wondered if Henry was watching
and they razzed the silly show a bit, but they forgot to focus on that the sound was the show itself echoing in some way.
Strangely, the soft background echo preceded the clean audio.
Kat regaled a few tales via
The Missing Lovers about an adulterous couple who were immured, of a couple of lovers'-leap ghost stories set in Paris, at the Eiffel Tower, and at the Arch de Triumph;
The Rejected Suiter, and another White Lady story, at the
one more interesting tale
just before the second break, about a man in Columbus, Georgia, arrested after breaking into a funeral home and having sex with a corpse.
CC reported tonight the show having listeners in the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia.
She also spouted a few Valentines Day one-liners.
Henry revealed numerous superstitions for Valentines Day, after which Kat returned to more ghostly love stories.
CC then detailed the facts surrounding the famous Chicago
Valentines Day Massacre.
Henry followed up this with
and the Calvary Cemetery.
As the show wound down, Henry announced our guest next week would be
called in, somehow screwing up Skype enough that the audio volume for the rest of the show was substantially softer, as they discussed upcoming Gettysburg visits.
Kat provided the show's
Twitter presence, our
Twitter, and the show's
and our being
findable on Facebook.
While Kat gave out my
at Twitter, unfortunately she mistakently gave out
my geoffgould.net website
as geoffreygould dot net.
Tonight Kat did not provide her
graphic novel on Twitter info, nor her
Facebook fan page,
Hunt For Ghosts
site, nor her
graphic novel page.
As Henry reminded the listeners that our guest the next week would be
the show wrapped out.