Find your spooky stories and Halloween History here!

Posted on October 04, 2017

Need some fun facts or spooky stories to get into the Halloween mood this October?

Click the pictures below to be taken to a podcast page for some of our favorites! 

Halloween History

Learn some of the history behind those scary stories you've grown up with, or just some fun Halloween facts!

What really happened in Salem?

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In 1692, girls in Salem Village experienced fevers, pains and strange behavior. A doctor deemed the affliction supernatural, and the girls pinned the blame on several people. These accusations led to a witch hunt -- but what was really to blame?


Author Interview: Jason Surrell and The Haunted Mansion
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To celebrate the Halloween season with a little Disney flair, Holly chatted with the author of "The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic" about the beloved theme park attraction and balancing history and innovation.

The History of Halloween Candy

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The Bell Witch

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Gilles Garnier, the Werewolf of Dole

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Sixteenth-century France had a serious case of werewolf panic. Did Garnier really transform into lupine form and attack and eat humans? Or were the gruesome deaths of several children merely the work of wild animals?

Spooky Stories

Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.

2 shorts: "Peg & Button" and "Behind the Door"

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A Halloween treat to add a bit of spook to your week. Each Lore “Trick or Treat 2016” episode is a collection of two of my favorite “shorts” in one place. Perfect for a rainy day, a walk in the dark, or a campfire gathering. This episode includes “Peg & Button” and “Behind the Door”.

"Devil's Beat"

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Human culture has a different expression no matter where you go. Despite that variety, though, we do share one common thread: music. And while it has typically been a source of joy, there have been moments when music has brought something else: fear, pain, and horror.


2 shorts: "In a Pickle" and "Drained"
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A Halloween treat to add a bit of spook to your week. Each Lore “Trick or Treat 2016” episode is a collection of two of my favorite Patreon member-only “shorts” in one place. Perfect for a rainy day, a walk in the dark, or a campfire gathering. This episode includes “In a Pickle” and “Drained”.



"Dark Conclusions"
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For almost as long as there have been stories of supernatural beings, there have been tales of those who hunt them. From ancient traditions to Hollywood blockbusters, these characters have filled our imaginations. But in 1969, those ideas became real.