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23 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
St. Augustine Lighthouse
The current St. Augustine Lighthouse has stood on Anastasia Island since the 1870s, but there was a lighthouse prior to the current structure that eventually fell into the Atlantic Ocean. For centuries, Florida's oldest city has had some kind of light tower and those that lived and worked on the grounds are said to still roam them. Phantom History gets those stories and experiences directly from tour guide Kelcie Lloyd, who has worked there for five years.
18 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
House of Refuge
In the 1870s, the United States Government commissioned 10 structures to serve as safe havens for shipwreck survivors along Florida's Atlantic Coast. Today, only one of those buildings still stands and now serves as a museum. But the Keepers of the Martin County House of Refuge aren't certain that they are alone in the building after hours. Different smells permeate various rooms, a cold spot rests under the stairwell and both keepers have seen or experienced strange phenomena that just might be the lingering spirit of Susan Bessey, the wife of former Keeper Hubert Bessey, who served in the late 1800s.
21 minutes | May 23, 2020
The Lemp Mansion
A historic restaurant and inn in South St. Louis, Missouri was once the home of an iconic family known for bringing lager beer to the Midwest. But the Lemp family's home, while iconic and beautiful, has a tragic past. Four members of the family committed suicide and a mysterious "missing" family member is said to still wander the halls. Learn about the history of the Lemp Mansion and its paranormal guests in this episode featuring Betsy Bernett Belanger, the facility's historian and chief paranormal investigator.
17 minutes | May 5, 2020
On the South Florida Fairgrounds sets a village that transports visitors back in time. A collection of relocated and reassembled buildings make up Yesteryear Village, offering a glimpse of what life looked like prior to 1940. But it may not only be the buildings that were transported to this outdoor history museum. Stories of the spirits of those who used to call those buildings home have been reported since the first building was put in place in 1990. This episode of Phantom History dives into the history of some of those buildings and we hear about paranormal encounters directly from the lead investigator at War Party Paranormal.
18 minutes | Sep 29, 2019
The Henry Plant Museum
Before it was a museum dedicated to the railroad magnate and a part of the massive University of Tampa campus, the building that houses relics of Tampa's past was the largest hotel in the area, serving the elite of America's Northeast during the winter months. Some of those visitors from the past are said to still roam the halls and those who have spotted some strange things are more than willing to share their stories in this episode.
24 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
The Tampa Theatre - Part 2
For more than nine decades the Tampa Theatre has operated non-stop, meaning the ornate downtown theater has seen more than its fare share of patrons. But theater marketing director Jill Watecki and Jeremy Reddig of Genesis Paranormal Services is convinced some of those patrons and past employees have never left.Part two of this story discusses several entities spotted within the building, including the Woman in White, the Man in the Fedora and one simply referred to as "The Trickster."Hear their first-hand accounts of their encounters with the spirits of the Tampa Theatre in part two of this in-depth interview.
23 minutes | Aug 18, 2019
The Tampa Theatre - Part 1
The Tampa Theatre has been in continuous operation since it first opened its doors in 1926. Since then, countless patrons and employees have walked through its ornate lobby and enjoyed the unique "Atmospheric" architecture within. According to Tampa Theatre Marketing Director Jill Watecki and Genesis Paranormal Services director Jeremy Reddick, some of those patrons and employees may just still be lingering within the theater's walls.Both share their experiences and the history of what many consider Tampa's most haunted building in part one of this look into the Tampa Theatre.
16 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
The Stone Soup Company
It was like every other night. Quiet. That was until they heard one sound that at any other time wouldn't spark that much interest. But after 2 a.m., the sound of a solitary key striking the string inside of an old piano would catch anyone off guard. It was especially surprising to both since they were the only two left in the business and neither one was near the piano. For Stone Soup Company owner Ilya Goldberg, the piano is a major contributor to the strange happenings that have been reported since he relocated his restaurant and bar to the building on 7th Avenue in Ybor City in 2017.
20 minutes | Jun 30, 2019
The Don Vicente Hotel - Ybor City
For 17 years the Shriver family owned and operated the Don Vicente Hotel in Tampa's historic district. But the building did much more than entertain out of town guests. It also had a handful of spirits that would make themselves known in a variety of ways. In this episode I talk to Tessa Cramer, who ran the hotel with other members of her family. She shares her personal encounters and talks about the history of the building which once stood as a medical clinic, complete with a morgue in the basement.
15 minutes | Jun 17, 2019
The Vinoy Resort - St. Petersburg
For nearly a century the Vinoy Resort and Golf Club has overlooked the shores of Tampa Bay in downtown St. Petersburg. But shortly after it began accepting guests from all over the world, the resort has been home to "The Lady in White." She's seen throughout the massive building, and she may not be alone. This episode discusses the history behind the landmark hotel and probes why it may have so many lingering spirits within its walls.
16 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
The Spirits of Philippe Park
The peaceful, waterfront Philippe Park just north of St. Petersburg, Florida is home to a massive temple mound placed there centuries ago by a native American tribe called the Tocobaga. That mound, many believe, maintains the heavy spiritual activity that so many report.Phantom History takes a dive into the history of the park and speaks with two paranormal investigators who share what they've discovered and experienced during their separate trips to the 122-acre park.
16 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
Living on an Indian burial ground, Part 2
Years after he moved out of the childhood home where he would see doors open on their own, hear footsteps on the second floor and see glowing eyes in the basement, John moved into his own home within the city limits. It didn't take him long to discover, however, that another spirit had already staked claim to the house. This one was more mischievous than scary. At least it was, until things got a little out of hand during a party in the home.
16 minutes | May 27, 2019
Living on an Indian Burial Ground, Part 1
As a child growing up in Ohio, John lived in a rural area with his parents and siblings. But at a young age, he knew there were others living among his family. Strange sounds, opening doors and even a pair of glowing eyes all convinced him that his family wasn't alone. When it was discovered years later that the bodies of a long-dead Native American tribe were buried on the property, he finally knew why his home was never at peace.
11 minutes | May 20, 2019
Fort Brooke Parking Garage
Today, a large, 10-story parking garage comfortably stores more than 2,000 vehicles each day. But when the structure was under construction in 1980, crews discovered the remains of hundreds of forgotten bodies. Today, many say it's the spirits of those who were uncovered that haunt the structure at all hours of the day. We dive into the history of those remains and the history of the original "Fort Brooke" that stood on the site through the 1800s.
14 minutes | May 17, 2019
In 1912, the City of Tampa was terrorized by someone lighting random fires and shootings. When a mysterious note arrived at the police station taking responsibility for the chaos, authorities knew they had a serial killer on their hands. More than 100 years after that killer was caught and executed, some say they still see him lingering on the streets of Tampa. This is his story.
3 minutes | May 17, 2019
Introducing, Phantom HistoryLearn a little bit about the passion behind this podcast and the format you can expect to hear on each new episode released each Monday. Sometimes someone, or something, still lingers from the past and it's up to us to research and learn the stories that need to be told. This introduction will hopefully encourage you to tune in each week to listen to the next podcast, which will either be a story of an eerie, haunted location or an interview with someone who has their own experiences to share.
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