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A short audio program celebrating our creepiest holiday. Hosted by the Halloween Haunter. History, customs, traditions, as well as spooky stories and poems. Available on all podcast apps.


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A short audio program celebrating our creepiest holiday. Hosted by the Halloween Haunter. History, customs, traditions, as well as spooky stories and poems. Available on all podcast apps.




Top Costumes 2018

On Facebook, Aaron in Utah wanted to hear another list. Here are three (a magic number). You can also get in touch on Twitter at @HalloweenHaunt . Hear more episodes about costumes at All of the episodes are at The lists can also be found at the CNN website. Music includes: “Waltz of the Carnies,” by Kevin Macleod […]


“The Listeners” by Walter de la Mare

A haunting poem about those you can’t see but are always listening. No, not the Feds. Find the Haunt on Facebook and Twitter at @HalloweenHaunt . More poetry can be found at Read along with the poem at New Forest Centre. Scroll down. Music: “Remains from the Past” by Grigor Iliev (from “A New Morning” by Persona (from Click here to download the show.


The David Oman House in Beverly Hills, CA

Another haunted location, another episode not great for little ones. But hopefully great for you. Find the Haunt on Twitter at @HalloweenHaunt and on Facebook. And all of the episodes are at Learn more about the scary house at Haunted Los Angeles, the Paranormal Witness Wiki, and the Oman House website itself. Music: “ElectroShock” by Sam Haynes from “Halloween 2017 – […]


Waverly Hills Sanitorium

When folks in Kentucky had certain health issues, they went to Waverly Hills. Poor folks. The staff was doing the best they could. Some of the folks seem to have stuck around in the afterlife. Join our Facebook page, and on Twitter at @HalloweenHaunt. Learn about more haunted places…where else? Find out more about Waverly Hills from […]


Ambrose Bierce’s “A Cold Greeting”

Friendship can be a strange thing. What happens when it seems that a friendship…dies? You can be my friend, especially on the social media, like Twitter at @HalloweenHaunt and on Facebook, where I confess I only have a page you can like, not “friend” me. But we can pretend, right? Hear more gothic fiction from Ambrose Bierce […]


Black Cats

Few things say Halloween like black cats, although they are delightful any time of year. Thank you, Robin, for another excellent suggestion on Facebook. I tweet at @HalloweenHaunt. Much more can be found at Wikipedia will tell you much about the history of black cat superstition. I will tell you much about witches (with a bit about […]


Classic Homemade Halloween Treats

Bruno on Facebook had a hankering for the homemade Halloween eats and wanted to hear about them. I hope they don’t make you hungry. Did you know that Longfellow ruminated on the deceased? He did. My Twitter handle is @HalloweenHaunt. Find more at Foodal has a comprehensive look at Halloween treating. Find out about peanut brittle from […]


“Haunted Houses” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Did you know that Longfellow ruminated on the deceased?He did. Join the Haunt on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. Also, like the program on Facebook. Find more at Read along with me or bring it along and recite it at a party at Music: Nocturne by Ekho “Relent” by Kevin Macleod ( Click here to download the show.


Golden Age Radio Horror

Just like today, the Golden Age of radio took place at a scary time in the world. Radio was there to help cathartically. Matthew suggested this topic on Facebook. We are on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. Find more at Learn more about “Lights Out,” “The Witch’s Tale,” and “Suspense” from Wikipedia. Website The Art of Manliness, OTR Cat, The Nitrate Diva […]


Urban Legends

For Robin on Facebook, we discuss the stories which arise seemingly from nowhere. Follow us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. “Like” our Facebook page. Everything, including all of the episodes, are at Believe it or not, you can find more urban legends at And learn more about urban legends from Wikipedia. Music: “Colossus” by Kevin Macleod ( Bonus music: “On […]


Promo ’18–Dark Times in the Haunt…and Everywhere Else, Too

Escape from the dark–in the Halloween Haunt? In a manner of speaking. Join the Haunt on Twitter, @HalloweenHaunt, and Facebook. Find every episode produced at Click here to download the promo.


A Halloween Wish for You

Barry and I have a special wish for you. Well, actually, I horned in on his wish. Don’t worry. It all works out in the end. Don’t forget to listen to any episodes you might have missed, like Haunted Hollywood, Emily Dickinson Fun, and Spiritualism. They dwell with all of the episodes at The […]


Haunted Hollywood

Hooray for haunts…and Hollywood has plenty. Learn about a few now. Scroll down, look to the left if you want to give. The Halloween Haunt is on Facebook. I suggest you set it to be on the top of your News Feed so you see everything. Also find out about many Halloween happenings @HalloweenHaunt on Twitter. Everything, including all […]


More Emily Dickinson Fun

Two poems from the great Emily Dickinson. You might want to have something funny ready for when you’re done. Thank you for giving to the you’re helping to keep the show going. Scroll down, look to the left if you want to give. Follow the Haunt Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and Facebook (like us, too). Read along with me with these handy […]


Tips for Safer Trick-or-Treating

Make sure your special night is scary for the right reasons. Join the Halloween Haunt on Facebook and Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. has lots of creepy Halloween and Halloweenesque information. And all of the episodes of the Halloween Haunt. NBC News, of all places, has more about trick-or-treat safety. So does the American Red Cross. More about trick or treating at […]



Some people take their ghosts very seriously. And they’re not afraid. Are you? More haunting information at, where you can also give and help keep the Haunt in cobwebs. Learn more about Halloween happenings on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and our Facebook page as well. Wikipedia will tell you much more about Spiritualism, as will the Encyclopedia Britannica and […]


“At Old Man Eckert’s” by Ambrose Bierce

A story of a house that is…haunted? A gateway to another, horrible dimension? Something nice like that. Join the Facebook party, and the Twitter freakfest @HalloweenHaunt. Find more stories by Bierce and more at Classic Reader will allow you to read along, if you like. Music: “Remains from the Past” by Grigor Iliev (from “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked–Halloween and […]


Dark Shadows

The original supernatural soap is the subject du jour. Thank you to everyone who gives to the Haunt at, scroll down and look to the left. Follow us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and like us on Facebook. Wikipedia will tell you much about Dark Shadows, as will MeTV, and Music: “Shadows in the Moonlight” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked–Halloween and Horror Music for […]


Top Halloween Candy 2017

What’s your favorite? You may be surprised about others’ favorites. Join the Halloween Haunt on Facebook and on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. More Halloween treats can be found at Look for your state on Influenster. I don’t want to spoil the results, so I’ll just tell you that I found info on the candies on Wikipedia. Mental Floss has tidbits about […]


“Haunted” and “The Raven’s Tomb” by Walter de la Mare

Our first poems from Walter de la Mare are clearly spooky, just look at the titles. Much more poetry, stories and other Halloween frightfulness at That’s also where you can help keep the Halloween Haunt online. Find other angles of the Haunt on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and on our Facebook page. Read along if you’d like, “The Haunted” and “The […]