More ghosts on Route 66: Kellen Ryan, the prankster priest

Hello again, spooky friends!  Today’s installment of ghost stories is courtesy of Marie’s other blog, CuriousTraveler66.  It concerns the apparitions of Father Kellen Ryan, a Carmelite priest who taught history at and eventually became dean of Joliet Catholic High School in Joliet, IL, now known as Joliet Catholic Academy and located in a different part […]

Retro Dark Shadows remake is worth seeing for the vamps and the spooks

Imagine:  A massive, creepy, 200-year-old Gothic mansion, set in picturesque Maine by the sea.  And to boot, the mansion has some visually stunning ghosts and is home to a polite, charming, but nonetheless bloodthirsty vampire.  Interested? We were.  Neither of us had ever watched the original television show Dark Shadows, and we’re not real big […]

The Guest Who Wouldn’t Check Out: Bernie Kopell’s Ghost Story

Bernie Kopell, who portrayed “Doc” on The Love Boat and “Siegfried” on the original TV series Get Smart (as well as a cameo in the 2008 feature film version of the latter) had a first-rate ghost tale on this recent episode of Celebrity Ghost Story.  It was much like the one we posted from Dick […]

Evil New Orleans Ghost: Meshach Taylor’s Story

Happy Mardi Gras weekend, y’all!!!  You didn’t think we’d let it go by without a good N’Awlins story, now did you?  Naturally, we have another celeb ghost tale for you, but this one is geographically correct for the holiday. Now, bearing in mind what makes a good ghost story, this particular one with Meshach Taylor […]

Got A Good Ghost Story?

What makes a good ghost story?  That depends. I’ve recently started watching Celebrity Ghost Stories.  The show is well done; the celebrities, when I know who they are, make their real-life stories compelling.  That said, some stories are, of course, better than others. My criterion for a good ghost story is:  you can’t poke too […]