hauntings

SPECTRAL SURPRISES

Who wants to hear a ghost story?  How about three of them.  Charlie has a score of haunted tales of spectral surprises for you in the sideshow.

First one is the Colorado legend of THE GHOST OF JOGGER HILL.  It’s sure to give you a fright.  Second is the story of an ambitious news reporter who discovers the crash victims she is covering haven’t quite passed on in SEMI-LIVE COVERAGE.  What happens when you are killed and the authorities can’t pin it on the proper killer?  West Virginia has an absolutely true tale of THE GHOST WHO SOLVED HER OWN MURDER.

Now, hush.  Don’t make such a fuss.  If they hear you, you don’t have a ghost of a chance.

UNSOLID FOUNDATION

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.

MUSIC HATH CHARMS

Being a carny, Charlie Barker has an affinity for the calliope.  Yet, he can still appreciate different forms of musical expression.  Today, there are three tunes he would like to share.

The first little number is about a single mother and her young daughter who rely on a LULLABY to keep the monsters away.  Let’s hope it works.  Next, it’s the tale of THE TELL-TALE JUKEBOX.  It’s the same old song and dance about a murderous bartender haunted by the ghost of his victim – well the ghost’s favorite song on the jukebox, anyway.  The last composition is called THE YOUNG SNAKE-HANDLER about a girl who charms the slithery beasts through music.

That’s all you get.  Three tunes.  If you want more, you’ll have to come back again next time.