S10E04: Halloween Special

Join us as we take a seat by an imaginary fireplace in a creepy old house and trade stories of hauntings, hazards, and house ghosts with special guest Aly Singh. We get interrupted by trick-or-treaters and feel unsettled by sudden changes in RH! Jenny also talks to historian Sheldon K. Goodman about Cemetery Club and to conservator Kathrine Graf about gravestones and churchyards. Also tune in for a creepy cocktail at the Benchwork Bar!

00:02:55 Jenny loves bats
00:04:16 Poetry intermission and touring ghosts
00:10:42 Getting to know your ghosts – and paranormal pets!
00:14:23 More ghost sightings at museums and historic properties
00:34:51 Things that genuinely scare conservators
00:38:16 Aly shares some spooky tour stories
00:42:58 Cemeteries and their charms
00:52:38 Interview with Sheldon K. Goodman
01:05:33 Interview with Kathrine Graf
01:16:55 Benchwork Bar: The Spider Bite
01:20:22 Patreon shout out

Show Notes:
– S08E04 Halloween special: https://thecword.show/2020/10/28/s08e04-halloween-special/
– Ingenium: https://ingeniumcanada.org/
– Haunted Walk of Ottawa: https://hauntedwalk.com/ottawa-tours/
– Aly Singh: https://www.alysingh.com/
– Historic England guidance on bats in buildings: https://historicengland.org.uk/advice/technical-advice/buildings/building-works-and-bats/
– S03E04 Churches: https://thecword.show/2018/04/18/s03e03-churches/
– Poem by True’s Yard Museum: https://twitter.com/Truesyardmuseum/status/1445721982784491520
– ABK does Every Haunted House Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIwDqRXec4s
– A list of haunted museums (mostly in America): https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70356/10-supposedly-haunted-museums
– Another list of haunted museums and historic houses (this time in the UK): https://www.artfund.org/whats-on/more-to-see-and-do/listicles/halloween-haunted-museums-houses
– Ghost in the window at Hampton Court Palace: https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/history-and-stories/historic-hauntings-at-hampton-court-palace/
– Top 10 Haunted Objects in Museums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5pwS-E5rv4
– Great Bed of Ware: https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/great-bed-of-ware
– 10 Things That Terrify Archivists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2S2J5kIb-M
– Ghosts – Spooky Stories and Eerie Encounters from the National Trust: https://www.abebooks.co.uk/9781905400379/Ghosts-Spooky-Stories-Eerie-Encounters-1905400373/plp
– ‘Life After Death’ article from the Museums Journal (paywall): https://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/features/2021/07/life-after-death/
– Paris catacombs: https://www.catacombes.paris.fr/en
– St. Agatha’s Catacombs in Malta: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190326-d313276-Reviews-St_Agatha_s_Crypt_Catacombs_Museum-Rabat_Island_of_Malta.html
– Sheldon K. Goodman: https://www.sheldonkgoodman.com/
– Cemetery Club: https://cemeteryclub.wordpress.com/
– Go follow Sheldon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheldonkgoodman
– Harold Mytum’s blog: https://hmytum.wordpress.com/historical-mortuary-archaeology/
– Discovering England’s Burial Spaces: http://www.debs.ac.uk/
– Connect with Kathrine: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathrine-graf-4b310aa6/
– Go follow Amanda on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConserveItAll

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Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Aly Singh.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

A Wooden Dice production, 2021.

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