The Ghosts of Animals

Whether you are religious or not, you have likely discussed the idea of what happens to your pets when they day. Among religious people, there seems to be a divide of those who believe pets are completely different from humans and couldn’t possibly go to heaven, and those who believe animals have a soul, and... Continue Reading →

The Whaley House

San Diego is considered the birthplace of California. Father Junipero Serra established the mission of San Diego de Alcala on Presidio Hill on July 16, 1769. During the early 1820s, a small Mexican community was created that eventually became El Pueblo San Diego by 1835. Since it become the first permanent Spanish settlement in California,... Continue Reading →

Phantom Hitchhikers

Everybody has likely heard some variation of phantom hitchhiker story. It is likely one of the most well-known and most universal so-called urban legends. Here’s recap to help set the mood for today’s episode. A salesman or some college student is driving down a lonely country road late one rainy evening when he is surprised... Continue Reading →

Zelda Fitzgerald and Highland Hospital

What is about the Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald that continues to inspire the imagination of those in Asheville? Is it the stark contradictory love of money and rebellion, beauty and darkness, glamour and destitution that says something about the Asheville of the past and present? There is also obvious similarities between our ability today,... Continue Reading →

The Pink Lady

The air was crisp that November night. Wisps of smoke from the fireplaces in the Great Hall floated up two floors to the Palm Court. The rooms were warmed by the fireplaces glow and mingled with the nature of the visitors. The hushed murmurs of conversation could barely be heard over the jazzy 1920s music... Continue Reading →

The Ghosts of The Biltmore House

Grand estates create romantic images of lavish balls, garden parties, and perfectly manicured gardens. The Biltmore Estate is no exception. The privately-owned estate encompasses 8000 acres and has been owned by the Vanderbilt family for more than 100 years. George Vanderbilt had the home constructed as a country home. He was the grandson of Cornelius... Continue Reading →

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