Ghost Stories (update)

October 25, 2015

Celebrate Halloween with this spooky hour full of ghost stories from our wonderful listeners, and real-life tales of the paranormal.   Haunted houses, near-death experiences, and spectral raccoons...  so many ways to be un-dead.

  1. Being Terrified by Ghosts

    Eric Nuzum's memoir, "Giving Up the Ghost," is a true story about feeling haunted -- by a ghost, a girl, and his past as a troubled teen growing up in the wasteland of American suburbia.

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  2. A Listener Ghost Story: "The Lake"

    From Mandeville, LA, listener Sophia Derbes sent us this ghost story, called "The Lake."

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  3. Spectral Raccoons - Need We Say More?

    Poltergeists, ghosts, telepathy and other psychic phenomena used to be considered legitimate subjects for scientific research.  Historian Jeffrey Kripal recounts the intellectual history of the paranormal.

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  4. A Listener Ghost Story: "Presidential Phantasm"

    A ghost story from listener Eric Van Vleet.

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  5. A Ghost in Your Own Life

    Dan Chaon's short story collection, "Stay Awake," is set in post-recession America, where dreamers, losers and troubled souls feel like ghosts in their own lives.

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  6. A Listener Ghost Story: "You Are What You Eat"

    From Bloomer, Wisconsin, listener Jonathan Blyth sent us a ghost story called "You Are What You Eat."

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  7. My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife

    In 1975, Dr. Raymond Moody coined the term "near death experience" and published the first definitive account of patients who described dying and coming back to life.  He tells Steve Paulson what he's come to believe after listening to thousands of reports.

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