naturally, it ended up as a ghost story. In this episode, Matt discusses how these legends form, how they can misinform us about the past, and how ghost stories can sometimes soothe us into a false sense of security about who we are and what values we hold.
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35. Poveglia Island, Italy
The Island of Poveglia, in the Venice Lagoon, is said to be haunted by plague victims, Roman soldiers, and possibly an evil mad scientist. Regardless of whether or not the stories are true, that they persist tells us something about how we perceive the past and how we view people in the present.
34. Interview With Sara Head
In this episode, Matt speaks with fellow archaeologist and podcaster Sara Head about her show, Paranormal Archaeology, and the ways in which belief in the supernatural influences how people interact with physical objects and spaces.
33. Haunted Lakes in the Desert
her is said to be the site of a showdown between the toughest immigrant ever to arrive in California and a literal Demon from hell…but don’t worry, the tough guy wins.
32. Return To Babylon
Return to Babylon is a film said to have been altered by supernatural forces. In this episode, Matt talks about the story, its possible origins, and how it relates to “The Dark Side of Oz,” legend tripping on your couch, and the very real very disturbing truth behind what happened on the set of Poltergeist.
31. Robert The Doll
of Robert the Doll, a haunted toy in Key West, Florida, contains more layers than it appears to when you first hear it. Matt discusses how this disturbing doll invokes ideas from psychology, modern gender politics, and the history of race relations in the United States.
30. La Pascualita (Interview with Albie Robles)
In this episode, Matt is again joined by Albie Robles to discuss one of Mexico’s better known, and creepier, ghost stories: the tale of a haunted mannequin that is also rumored to be a well-preserved corpse… La Pasculaita.
29: Albie Robles and a Haunted Mexican Mining Town
Matt is joined by voice actor and host of the Scare Me Podcast, Albie Robles. Albie relates his own personal story about a ghost encounter in a mining town in Mexico and shares some of the tales he heard from his family’s experiences in that town.
28. Freetown State Forest
Freetown State Forest in Massachusetts is said to be a center for high weirdness. There are many different locations within this forest that are haunted, and UFO and Bigfoot sightings are also common. This episode provides an overview of the location and discusses some of the most prominent stories.
27. Calico Ghost Town
Ghost towns dot the American Southwest, and many are said to be haunted. But Calico is the only one that is haunted by the ghost of a dog that delivers mail. In this episode, Matt considers how our often self-contradicting views of the Old West tell us something about how we view ourselves in the modern world.