Homespun Haints

The Ghosts Came Back for Jazz: A true ghost story interview

The streets of Chicago are full of jazz. And ghosts. Wander these old avenues and you’ll find a medley of entertaining spirits, flowing with the soothing sounds of soft cymbals, or creating their own improvisations alongside the old brick buildings and gleaming skyscrapers. Kimberly Gordon, Chicago-based jazz vocalist and chef, has lived her whole life…

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Afterlife: A True Ghost Story Interview

A true ghost story interview with Shawnna who went to check out an urban legend about a haunted bridge—and saw the ghost! Was the legend real, or has the legend become manifested from all the rumors about the bridge? Listen and decide for yourself. Our guest today has a knack for seeking out local urban…

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How to Buy a Haunted House: An interview with a psychic medium

Buying your first home can be both exciting and intimidating. Especially if your real estate agent brings you to a haunted house. Or to a haunted street. Or to a haunted neighborhood.For Roy Tomko, informing would-be home buyers of the negative spirits that may be lurking in houses is part of his job. However, before…

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The Ghosts of Stonehenge: a true ghost story interview

Do ghosts have to be scary? Or can they be comforting, even protective? For Nixie, ghosts have always been a part of her life. And while they frighten those around her, she’s come to accept them as just another aspect of her day-to-day experiences. Sit back and listen to tales from a woman who has…

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Charlie Punched a Ghost! True ghost stories told by a Williamsburg tour guide

Can ghosts actually harm you? Can they make physical contact with you, injure you, even kill you? Conventional wisdom tells us that ghosts can’t hurt you physically. But perhaps conventional wisdom just hasn’t met the ghosts that today’s guest has met. Let’s hear of some sinister, disturbing tales about the ghosts of pirates, troubled children,…

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A Christmas Ghost Story

Happy Holidays everyone! Today we bring you two special holiday ghost stories featuring guest Jim Roysdon of The Innovator Club podcast. From a heartwarming tale of a father's passing, to a spooky encounter in a haunted castle, this episode is sure to give you all the feels this holiday season. To learn more about Jim's…

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The Forsaken Flatmate: A true ghost story interview

When you’re in your twenties, moving to a big city for a new job can bring about many unforeseen experiences, such as: Learning to deal with sloppy flatmates. Letting friends couchsurf, and dealing with your apartment’s resident poltergeist. For Julie Penman Livesey, a children’s author, life in her new London flat meant dealing with a…

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Magic in Appalachia, or Shearer Terror: Folklore, legends and witchcraft

The Southern Appalachian mountains have their own kind of magic. It evolved out of multiple traditions and the need to survive amidst poverty and a harsh landscape. But much of this magic has been lost through the ages, buried and swallowed by the mountains that birthed it. Today, on the H Files, we piece together…

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What’s the worst that could happen? A true ghost story interview

How would your life be different if you had grown up in a haunted house? Would you still be scared of ghosts, if they had been a part of your childhood? Would you be more willing to live with a haunted house as an adult? Our guest today isn’t scared of much after growing up…

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Charlotte is spookier than you thought: North Carolina history and ghosts

Every city has history, legends, and, of course, ghosts. No matter how new or old, if you dig deep enough, you’re sure to find some skeletons buried under your town’s gleaming sidewalks.  Perhaps the city you live in is more haunted than you thought. Our guest on today’s episode of the H Files, Jason of…

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