22. Space-Age Hauntings

As humanity began to explore space, we took our cultural baggage with us. And while worries about dangerous technical problems and frightening aliens have been the most common signs of our anxieties and fears, we have also brought our ghost stories along.

The image for this episode is of the Delta IV launch from SLC-6 in 2006, the first successful launch from that pad. More info and photo credit found here.

This episode was written by Matthew Armstrong with music by Matthew Armstrong and production assistance from Kaylia Metcalfe.

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

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Show Notes and Sources

Austin, Joanne. 2006. Weird Hauntings. Sterling, New York, NY. 

Glasgow, Michael A. 1996. Purisimeno Chumash Prehistory: Maritim Adaptation Along the Southern California Coast. Harcourt Brace College Publishers, San Diego, CA.

Aero News: http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=fe871a3a-d4cb-4d99-88a2-e97d1c99ed78

Lompoc Record: https://lompocrecord.com/news/local/new-era-dawns-for-slc-6/article_bd0a0f6c-85c7-5d57-b11a-83523377aca9.html

National Air and Space Museum: https://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/orbital-missions/apollo1.cfm

Wired: https://www.wired.com/2009/01/jan-27-1967-3-astronauts-die-in-capsule-fire-2/

The Space Review: https://www.thespacereview.com/article/653/1 and https://www.thespacereview.com/article/2349/1#:~:text=In%20December%201985%2C%20a%20worker,and%20result%20in%20an%20explosion.

Stealthaway Blog: http://stealthaway.blogspot.com/2006/06/tribal-curse-haunts-launch-pad.html

If you have a story about a ghost, some bit of folklore, or anyting else you want to share, please contact me.

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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