states of fear


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.


Last time in our States of Fear, we visited some southern states.  This time, we head due north towards the Great Lakes.  There are some stops that are simply killer.

Detroit is home to one of the most terrifying mysteries ever.  It’s the tragic tale of THE ST. AUBIN’S MASSACRE.  Wisconsin is next with THE ANTIQUE MANTLE CLOCK.  Then, it’s over to visit JENNY GREENTEETH OF LAKE ERIE.  She’s a beauty.

It’s getting close to that time of year when we give thanks for our blessings, my friends.  Next time in the Circus of the Unknown, we will do just that.  Charlie will set a place for you at the table.  Don’t be late.


We’re heading out to the wild west in our States of Fear subseries as part of the sideshow, folks.  But not the old west, but the contemporary western states of Idaho, Arizona, and even sunny California.  Charlie will be your tour guide to the bizarre and unfathomable.

First off is a totally true tale of an unclassifiable monster thus far eluding scientific explanation.  It’s the THE ELUSIVE SHUNKA WARAK’IN and it’s got teeth and claws.  Scary.  Next, it’s a tale of real treasure in the desert called CURSE OF THE LOST DUTCHMAN.  People are dying to find the gold…literally.  Hollywood has been the draw for many a rising star, and a few who fell just shy of that.  Or plummeted off the Hollywood sign and then is trapped to haunt the hills as is PEG’S PROBLEM.  

It’s time to head back to the sideshow next time, folks.  Or a slightly science-fiction themed sideshow, anyway.  Bring your temporal devices and meet back here at the time we talked about tomorrow.


Breadbasket or head basket, whichever applies here.  The heartland of the U.S. in the heart of the midwest are the region of fright tonight.  Charlie barker makes three stops in the area.

First, it’s a tale straight out of Illinois with the true story of RESURRECTION MARY.  She’s the highway ghost with the most..sightings.  Second, We head to St. Louis, Missouri, to visit a haunted estate in THE MISERY OF LEMP MANSION.  It’s got a doosie of a curse on it, folks.  Finally, we head to Iowa with the legend of THE BLACK ANGEL OF OAKLAND CEMETERY.  It’s another haunted cursed cemetery sure to please.

Charlie may be a bit weary of travels, but he is never too fatigued to open up the flaps of the sideshow.  Come back next time for another show from the Circus of the Unknown.