Each room at the Jefferson Hotel in Texas is haunted by a different ghost. Room 19, in particular, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young bride from 1870. The groom never showed up to their wedding so she hung herself from the bed. That same bed remains in the room today, where visitors can still hear her cries. Parcasters - This hotel isn’t the only thing haunted by a young dead bride, check out our new podcast CRIMES OF PASSION today! Listen now at parcast.com/passion Sponsors! SugarBearHair - Go to SugarBearHair.com/HAUNTED for amazing hair and a healthier you.
Off the coast of Honolulu sits the resting place of 1,102 sailors and Marines killed during one of the darkest days in United States history. The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 would ignite World War II and have lasting effects on national policy. The ever-present pain of the victims continues to linger on the deck of the sunken ship. Sponsors! BetterHelp - Haunted Places listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code HAUNTED when you go to BetterHelp.com/Haunted.
Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
As the fog rolls in, and the sun begins to set, the faint shadow of a man appears pacing the long corridor of Alcatraz. A prisoner at the time of his death in 1936, and a prisoner in the after life. His soul is eternally trapped on the isolated prison off the coast of San Francisco. Sponsors! BetterHelp - Haunted Places listeners get 10% off the first month with discount code HAUNTED.
This tourist destination in the Czech Republic is home to nearly 700 years of ghost stories. The stone Gothic bridge not only connects Old Town to the rest of Prague, but also connects the afterlife to those living today. They say if you dare to go late at night you can see severed heads still dangling from the towers at each end. Parcasters - After this episode of Haunted Places, take the Parcast Bridge over to our new show Extraterrestrial to hear about the abduction of Barney and Betty Hill. Listen at parcast.com/extraterrestrial.
Aradale Mental Hospital
The gold rush brought thousands of British migrants to Australia in the 1850s. Known as “The Maddest Place on Earth,” the colonial government quickly ordered the construction of several mental health facilities outside of Melbourne. The Aradale Mental Hospital housed hundreds of thousands of people deemed “insane.” Most of these people lived out the rest of their lives at the hospital…and continue to haunt the compound today. Parcasters - For more stories of delusion, check out the tragic upbringing of Hercules on our Mythology podcast at parcast.com/mythology