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.
Tag Archives: supernatural
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.
S001. Interviewing The Ghosthropologist (Supplemental Episode)
In a very special supplemental episode, The Ghosthropologist answers listener questions and shares a fascinating story about a very famous (CENSORED) that, for obvious reasons, was not included in an earlier episode.
25. Dr. Michele Hanks Author Interview
For the 25th episode of Ghosthropology, Matt does something a bit different. Rather than focusing on a specific ghost story, this long episode is dedicated to an interview with Dr. Michele Hanks, an anthropologist who studies ghost tourism and paranormal investigators. Dr. Hanks provides some thought-provoking comments on the search for evidence, what belief in ghosts means, and how this all ties into larger cultural issues.