Whether it’s in the form of Halloween decorations or haunted houses – fall means fright for many horror fans.
But you don’t have to be a horror fan to appreciate a good ghost story, and Snap Judgement’s podcast Spooked features all sorts – from angry spirits and demons, to lost souls trying to connect with the living.
Spooked just recently launched its sixth season (which will run for 26 episodes) with a tale of a woman dealing with ghosts at the museum where she interns and another about a man protecting his father from a demon.
The show features stories from people who contact the producers about their paranormal experiences. Each story is expertly produced, sometimes told by a narrator, but mostly they are told by the person who actually experienced the activity.
I personally stumbled across Spooked during its first season in 2017, and ran through the episodes I missed in no time, listening to them while driving or doing work around the house. Many times I would listen to stories before I fell asleep at night – which sometimes ended up being the wrong call…
It’s opening theme song (which always follows host Glynn Washington’s introduction to the podcast) is oddly comforting, even though I know what I’m about to hear will probably scare the hell out of me.
Below are a few of the best stories currently available from previous seasons of Spooked to get you started:
“The Watcher” – Stories include “Houdini’s Promise” and “The Night Mother,” but my favorite story here is the last one – “Voice in the Woods.” A young woman finds herself in a tense and dangerous situation but gets some help that she can hear but can’t see.
“Iron Gate” – While in an empty house in Baghdad, an American soldier is forced to confront a less earthly threat.
“The Thin Place”: A paramedic can see more than everyone else when someone suffers a fatal injury.
“The Deer Stand”: A hunter has a startling vision of a family member who has passed.
Hellevator: A local police officer gets a few frantic calls from security at a deserted senior home, and when he goes to investigate, he soon finds out why.
“Disembodied Busybodies”: A woman apparently has to solve a little problem of having to share her home with a pushy couple who have been dead for some time.
New episodes of “Spooked” are available to subscribers of the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts.
Those who have a story to share can contact the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.