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Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

Flickering lights… Clanging metal… A sudden, cold rush of air… Parcast Network’s all-new original series is here—and with it, the scariest, most hair-raising ghost stories ever imagined. Join host Alastair Murden as he reaches into the cob-webbed collection of ghost stories from all over the world and brings to life a new, heart-racing tale every Thursday. 

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories is a Spotify Original from Parcast. It premieres October 1st, with new episodes every week. Listen free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts!

Yuki-Onna

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 250 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 32:43

A woodchopper in Japan recounts the most frightening winter of his life to his wife, only to find there may be unintended consequences for sharing his story…

The Graven Image

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 290 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 32:38

In William Sharp’s 19th-century tale, a young man visits a family friend’s home and learns the tragic fate of the beautiful woman next door. As night falls and objects in the house come to life, he begins to form a suspicion… 

The Judge’s House Pt. 2

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 190 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 29:19

Malcolm cannot deny that something eerie is happening at the Judge’s house, from the skitter of animals inside the walls to the appearance of a gigantic, terrifying rat. But he’s determined to study all night anyway… even when the Judge himself comes calling.

The Judge’s House Pt. 1

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 280 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 31:54

Bram Stoker’s eerie tale follows a Cambridge astronomy student who needs a quiet place to study for the toughest exam of his life. He rents an old house in a little town, but the superstitious locals warn him that the home is haunted by the evil judge who owned it… 

Alastair and Naomi’s Love Story - A Valentine’s Special

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 210 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 23:12

Parcasters, your favorite hosts are getting personal in a heart-warming special from Our Love Story. Listen here to Alastair Murden tag-team with his wife Naomi as they tell their swoon-worthy tale of falling in love. Then search “Our Love Story” to hear real-life couples — including the hosts of your favorite Parcast series — prove that true love exists. Our Love Story is a Spotify Original from Parcast. New episodes every Tuesday. Listen free on Spotify.

The Old Nurse’s Story

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 210 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 35:33

After her employers tragically die, a young nursemaid pledges to keep their little girl safe. But when they're sent to live at the family’s old ancestral estate, her charge becomes entranced by the ghost of another little girl whose presence reveals a dark family secret.

The Captain of the Pole-Star Pt. 1

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 140 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 33:53

In Arthur Conan Doyle’s bone-chilling maritime thriller, a young doctor on a whaling ship investigates ghostly visions that are somehow linked to his captain’s dwindling sanity.

Pliny the Younger’s Ghost Story

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 190 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 30:54

It’s the Western world’s first recorded account of a haunted house, and it proves that even the most logical men can be thrown by the appearance of the supernatural…

The Story of Mimi-Nashi-Hoichi

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 160 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 31:14

From Greek-Irish writer Lafcadio Hearn comes the Japanese story of a blind priest with a talent for music. When a mysterious samurai asks him to perform for a high-ranking noble, the priest is eager to accept… and unwittingly falls into a supernatural trap.

The Miserere

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  • 170 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 35:02

From Spanish Romantic author Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, this is the 1862 tale of a murderous musician who believes his key to salvation lies within the ruins of a church haunted by a ghostly choir.

The Wind in the Rose-Bush

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 170 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 31:22

In this American tale by Mary Wilkins Freeman, a teacher visits the home of her niece and begins to suspect that the girl's domineering stepmother is hiding a deadly secret.

The Phantom Coach Pt. 2

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 210 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 28:00

After leaving the home of a peculiar scientist, James Murray is accompanied by the scientist's servant to catch a mail coach that will take him home. As the two men travel through the snowy moors to meet the coach, they make a strange and sinister discovery.

The Specter Bridegroom

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 200 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 31:28

Inspired by writer Robert Hunt’s telling of a classic folktale, this is the story of a lovelorn woman who is taken on a terrifying horseback ride by a spectral vision of her long-lost beau.

A School Story

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 190 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 30:39

One of famous English horror writer M.R. James’ most classic tales, A School Story follows a teenage boy in boarding school as he slowly becomes aware of a dark presence that's stalking his Latin teacher.

John Charrington’s Wedding

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 280 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 27:44

Based on a tale by 19th century author Edith Nesbit, this is the story of a lovesick man who would do anything to marry the woman of his dreams… dead or alive.

The Library Window

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 260 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 29:47

When Annie spends the summer at her Aunt Mary’s home in St. Rules, she becomes transfixed by the window across the way. Every time she looks at it, it reveals something new. But is any of it real?

The Kit-Bag

Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

  • 360 views
  • almost 2 years ago
  • 25:46

From the early 20th century author Algernon Blackwood comes a chilling story of how an innocent mistake subjected a young man to an otherworldly encounter.