hauntings

Ep 71: Pere Cheney – The Town that Disappeared

“Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil.”

— Lord George Gordon Byron

 
The spot where the hopeful town of Pere Cheney, Michigan once stood, halfway between the current towns of Grayling and Roscommon.  All that's left standing are a few gravestones in the town's cemetery, since most have been vandalized and destroyed and the buildings have long since vanished.  You can still legally visit the cemetery during daylight hours, but you'll need to know exactly where it is, along with a vehicle with enough ground clearance and a bit of courage, of course.  But be forewarned — those that desecrate the graves of the dead will live just long enough to regret it. 
 

Background:

The logging town of Pere Cheney, Michigan once showed a lot of promise as a place where hardworking men and women of the late 19th century could raise a family — that is until two epidemics of diphtheria and devastating fires reduced it to a ghost town.  And if you believe the accounts of some visitors to the nearby cemetery, Pere Cheney's tragic fate doomed it to be an actual town of ghosts; the playful ghosts of the children who fell victim to the disease. But who's to blame for the sad ending of this once thriving village?  Surely something, or someone, must be the cause of the town's bad luck, and if you believe the local legends, that someone was a witch who cursed it right before she was hanged and buried in that very cemetery.  Or maybe she was burned?  Or maybe it wasn't a witch at all, but a banished unwed mother who cursed the lot of it just the same?  Whatever legend you choose to believe, whether the cemetery of Pere Cheney is a playground of the damned or no more spooky than your average graveyard, those that have felt its chill can tell you that it only takes a little bit of haunting to put the fear in you.

 
 

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Credits:

Episode 71: Pere Cheney: The Town that Disappeared.  Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2017 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 

Ep 40: The Sludge Entity, Part 2

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Photos:

1) Chad Lewis’ original artwork, as a 2nd interpretation of the entity that was thought to be attached to Jack. 2) Chad Lewis’ original artwork, from Part 1, another interpretation of the entity that was thought to be attached to Jack.Used by permission of the artist, Copyright 2016. Chad is a fantastic illustrator who has volunteered to submit his artwork to the show when he feels the inspiration for a particular topic, based solely on his own impressions. Chad can be hired for other illustrations, and if you’d like to check out his other artwork, he can be found here: http://www.chadlewisart.com/

 

Background:

There’s no greater fear for a parent than their child being harmed and when that child faces a threat, they’ll do whatever they have to do to protect them, from this world into the next. Whatever that threat is, it had better beware.

Tonight’s Quote:

“We had been through this step before. We know what it’s like to get into that fight or flight mechanism and when it comes to your children, you fight.

— “John” the father of “Jack” from The Sludge Entity, Part 1

We’ve found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners!

The Dark Myths Collective:

The Dark Myths Collective! http://darkmyths.org

Credits:

Episode 040 – “The Sludge Entity, Part 2” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Original artwork by Chad Lewis; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or “A.R.C.” for short. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 39: The Sludge Entity, Part 1

Podcast:

Photo Gallery:

Photos:

1) Chad Lewis’ original artwork, as an interpretation of the entity that was thought to be attached to Jack. Used by permission of the artist, Copyright 2016. Chad is a fantastic illustrator who has volunteered to submit his artwork to the show when he feels the inspiration for a particular topic, based solely on his own impressions. Chad can be hired for other illustrations, and if you’d like to check out his other artwork, he can be found here: http://www.chadlewisart.com/

 

Background:

When your loved one is seriously ill, you take them to the doctor. But what do you do when you’ve taken them to every doctor, specialist and holistic healer you could see, ran every recommended test and all the professionals can tell you is something is definitely quite wrong, but no one can tell you why or what to do about it? This was the case with our guests John and Deborah, whose son Jack was so sick and getting worse that they sought answers where most wouldn’t consider looking.

Tonight’s Quote:

“In this generation, like so many others, people have been led to believe that the devil is a myth, a figure, an idea, the idea of evil. But the devil exists and we must fight against him.”

— Pope Francis

We’ve found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners!

  • The original interview with John and Deborah on HGR’s Higher Consciousness Radio http://bit.ly/2a2Zv2R
  • Help! I’m Haunted!: Dealing with Ghosts: Ghost Hunter Edition by James Sangster http://bit.ly/29e3isC
  • Who ya gonna call? James Sangster’s team at Houston Ghost Research! http://bit.ly/2a34sJb
  • Spirit Remediation Consultants – Training & Certification for dealing with Spiritual Crisis in Paranormal Investigation http://bit.ly/29DPOts
  • Lori Lee Nelson, Spiritual Medium, Paranormal Investigator and member of the HGR team http://bit.ly/29tqJ26
  • Debi Chestnut, the Paranormal Researcher and author whom John first contacted http://bit.ly/2a3wYdv
  • John’s Favorite Book from their Recommended Reading. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) http://bit.do/JohnReco
  • Other recommended reading and viewing by Houston Ghost Research, the team that worked to help Jack. http://bit.do/HGR_RecoReading

The Dark Myths Collective:

The Dark Myths Collective! http://darkmyths.org

Credits:

Episode 039 – “The Sludge Entity, Part 1” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Original artwork by Chad Lewis; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or “A.R.C.” for short. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2016. All Rights Reserved.