haunted places


The ground is a little shaky, my friends.  It must be the rumbling of a topheavy building built on crumbling footings.  The foundation is highly suspect.

Today, Charlie takes us through three tales that aren’t entirely stable.  First, an honorable man will stop at nothing to keep his shop presentable in a crime-ridden community.  Not even death with stop THE PRIDE OF APPLBAUM.  CASTLE NIKOLAI was an evil, formidable presence that continue to oppress even after the walls were torn down as a quarry.  Finally, a haunted restroom threatens to re-ignite the Revolutionary War in HIT THE WALL.

The floor is giving way and the pit beneath threatens to consume all who plummet into the lightless depths.  If you can find your way out, come back to the sideshow again.  If not, then enjoy the darkness.


The unexpected is often unexplainable.  This week, Charlie Barker takes on three such tales.  Tales that can only be described as supernatural in origin.

First, it’s off to Italy where a man is inadvertently caught up in a funeral procession during THE WEE MOURNING HOURS.  Secondly, a new father comes home to hear something other than his new child through the BABY MONITOR.  The last tale of the unusual is on a Native American reservation.  Those kooky old skinwalkers are at it again in SHAPESHIFTER.

By comparison, the supernatural shows us the borders of the natural.  It is only by crossing that threshold that we can witness mortality and beyond.  Come back to the sideshow again to see where those lines are drawn.