If you have an interest in the history of Portland, Oregon, the odds are that you have heard of the Shanghai Tunnels. If you are interested in the paranormal, then odds are that you have heard they are haunted. In this episode, Matt talks about how commerce, tall tales, and xenophobia collide with notions of innocence and victimization in developing the folklore concerning these subterranean features.
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
Hauk, Dennis William. 2002. Haunted Places: The National Directory: Ghostly Abodes, Sacred Sites, UFO Landings and Other Supernatural Locations. Penguin Books, NY.
Smitten, Susan. 2001. Ghost Stories of Oregon. Lone Pine Publishing International, Auburn, WA.
Poole, W. Scott. 2022. Dark Carnivals: Modern Horror and the Origins of American Empire. Counterpoint, Berkeley, CA.