Who built the chapel’s miraculous spiral staircase without a central support or even a single nail? We’ll investigate the legend of St. Joseph’s visitation and find the solution to a famous historical mystery.
At the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois, site of the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, a gang of bumbling counterfeiters plotted to steal the President’s body. The plot quickly became a ghoulish comedy of errors, largely forgotten in the annals of American history.
A mysterious widow supposedly haunted by the victims of her family's fortunes. A sprawling mansion with labyrinthine halls, hidden rooms, and stairs that lead to nowhere. Is the Winchester Mystery House cursed or haunted? Or just a marvelous example of American ingenuity in marketing and amusement? Listen to the story of the mysterious house that gave birth to haunted houses and fright houses across the country.
At a spot overlooking the Little Bighorn River, ghosts still inhabit the site of “Custer’s Last Stand.” The responsibility for that bloody encounter between the U.S. Army and Lakota and Cheyenne warriors has long been a matter of bitter debate. Explore some surprising evidence unearthed by archaeologists that casts the event in a totally new light.
Like a shapeshifter, ever-changing her imagined character and physical appearance, the spirit of Marie Laveau refuses to fade away. In New Orleans’s famously eerie St. Louis Cemetery #1, you may recognize a past that you have made for yourself.