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 →

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 Murder of Jeanette DePalma

Richard Nixon was president. Watergate was front and center, and the Dallas Cowboys actually won Super Bowl 6, but nothing would prepare New Jersey for what was to come. Outside of an apartment complex on Wilson Road in Springfield, New Jersey, a decomposed human arm was found. The arm had been carried around by dog... 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 →

The Mystery of Tara Calico

We all have our daily routines. We get up, get dressed, have some coffee, and maybe get some exercise in before starting our duties for the day. These routines can persist for years on end without you giving them a second thought. You never think that, maybe, one day, your routine could be your own... Continue Reading →

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