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Halloween Haunts
 
From Withduck Road to Bacon's Castle to the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, producer and host Michelle Gabriele-Harrell will be conjuring up ghosts of lore and weaving a haunting tapestry of tales for all ages.

To celebrate the spooky season, public radio stations WHRV 89.5 and WHRO 90.3 FM will air a series of short vignettes highlighting some of Virginia's enduring ghosts and ghostly legends. The vignettes will air daily starting October 13th through October 31st on both stations.

Halloween Haunts can be heard every day through Halloween on WHRV's Morning Edition at 7:30am.


Other Local Events: Halloween Happenings in Hampton Roads    

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October 29, 2009 - Charlaine Harris Interview

Producer Michelle Harrell interviews author Charlaine Harris best known for the Sookie Stackhouse novels. The series has recently been turned into the HBO hit series True Blood.
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October 13, 2006 - June and Mr. July

June and Mr. July- A Norfolk couple back in the 19th century turn into virtual recluses. Neighbor's become alarmed and call authorities to check out the decaying home of the couple ...only to be mortified at their ghastly discovery.
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Saturday Oct. 14th - Portsmouth's Mike Hardy

Portsmouth's Mike Hardy- A story of how a Confederate soldier mended his ways and how a ghost of a young Yankee drummer boy, helped him march to the beat of a different drum.
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Sunday Oct. 15th - Edgewood Plantation

Edgewood Plantation- Edgewood Plantation Bed and Breakfast boasts a dramatic history and is considered one of the most haunted plantations in Willamsburg, Va. This B&B comes complete with it's very own ghost named Lizzie that has been heard by generations of occupants.
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Monday Oct. 16th - Bacon's Castle

Bacon's Castle- One of the oldest brick homes in English North America. For over three hundred years, generations continue to pass down the haunting tales from yesteryear that remain contained behind Bacon's Castle walls. 
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Tuesday Oct. 17th - The Witch of Pungo

The Witch of Pungo- Find out how Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach got it's name, and how after three-hundred years Grace Sherwood finally became cleared of her accusations by Gov. Tim Kane.
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Wednesday Oct. 18th - The Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond

The Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond-  Learn how a cast iron statue of a dog was saved from being melted down for weapons during the civil war and how the dog now stands and protects a child's grave.
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Thursday Oct. 19th - The Auburn Estate

Located in Matthews County, Va. this magnificent estate built in 1804 was once owned by Beatle John Lennon. Learn how a bride never made it down the isle and how the groom still faithfully awaits her return.

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Friday Oct. 20th - Curious Footnotes in Fredericksburg

A tale about a wife of our 21st President attended s?ces and how one physic tried to lead an inventor down the right track in life.

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Saturday Oct. 21st - York County and the Ghost Coach

A tale about a horse drawn carriage that carries its ghostly passengers into the black swamp.

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Sunday Oct. 22nd - Abe Lincolns Security Check

A haunting tale of how one President continues to walk the halls of the White House, and how even from beyond the grave he continues to watch over his beloved country.

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Monday Oct. 23rd - The Telephantom

One mans last dying wish requires being buried with a telephone and a startling discovery by his family when they come to pay their last respects.

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Tuesday Oct. 24th - The Lady in White

A story of how a ghostly legend plunges to her death and continues to haunt the Clinch River.

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Wednesday Oct. 25th - Martha Washington Inn

A story about how one woman and her passion for the violin helped ease another man's pain.

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Thursday Oct. 26th - The Hay-Adams Hotel

A story of one hotel in Washington, D.C where some guests have checked in...but never checked out.

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Friday Oct. 27th - The Rapping Ft. Eustis Ghost

A story of how one woman's spirit at Ft. Eustis liked to rap for the oystermen of Nell's Creek.

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Saturday Oct. 28th - The Hammock House

A story of how one notorious pirate left his wife hanging around and how three men were once lost were finally found.

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Sunday Oct. 29th - Bloody Milstone

A story of how a woman was outsmarted by a fox on Christmas day, and how she continues to give the gift that keeps on giving.

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Monday Oct. 30th - Digging Up Bones

A story of how a graveyard caretaker believed in burying the dead in a strange manor, and how on his deathbed he changed his own name to fit in.

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Tuesday Oct. 31st - Halloween

Listen all day to both WHRV and WHRO FM for a recap of all the stories that have played!  Happy Halloween !


Suggested Books
 
- " The Ghosts of Tidewater" by L.B. Taylor Jr. 
 - " The Ghosts of Virginia Volume X " by L.B. Taylor Jr.
 - "American Hauntings "  by Mary Beth Sammons & Robert Edwards

Suggested Websites:
 
- Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va.
    http://www.hollywoodcemetery.org/history.html
 - Bacon's Castle
    http://www.apva.org/baconscastle/
 - Grace Sherwood the Witch of Pungo
    http://www.carolshouse.com/witch/
    http://www.virginiabeachhistory.org/ferryfarm.html
 - Edgewood Plantation Bed & Breakfast
   Charles City, Va.
   For reservations call (804) 829-2962

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