How Haunted? Podcast | Horrible Histories, Real Life Ghost Stories, and Paranormal Investigations from Some of the Most Haunted Places on Earth

Listen to the How Haunted? Podcast, and allow author, ghost hunter, and paranormal historian Rob Kirkup to be your guide. Each episode sees us explore one of the most haunted places across the UK, as well as the occasional trip to some of the scariest places on Planet Earth. We will look in depth at the, often dark and troubled, history of each location, and the chilling ghost stories. There will also be special follow-up episodes where Rob conducts paranormal investigations at some of these terrifying places, as well as BIG Halloween Spook-taculars. Join me, as each episode we ask the question, How Haunted? WARNING: Listener discretion is advised as each episode will gruesome tales, horrific happenings, bloody murder, and ghosts. So many ghosts. Dare you download? For an optimal listening experience, listening through headphones, while clutching a torch hiding under your blankets on a dark, stormy night is recommended. Make sure you’re not in the dark by visiting https://www.how-haunted.com

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Episodes

4 days ago


In the 18th Patreon bonus podcast we return once more to York, and in particular to a hotel in the shadow of York Minster which was originally built between 1864 and 1865 as three separate dwellings for the Dean of York Minster, to house the Clergy.
But what would happen when my team and I stepped foot inside this hotel, which has been labelled the most haunted in York by some, considering that only two weeks before our investigation the hotel had made the local news when a guest was pulled out of bed by his feet by unseen hands.
Let us together ask the question, just how haunted is the Dean Court Hotel?
Get access to the full 80-minute long episode right now at https://www.patreon.com/howhauntedpod.
 
Find out more about the pod at https://www.how-haunted.com and you can email Rob at Rob@how-haunted.com
 
Music in this episode includes:
"Darren Curtis - Demented Nightmare" https://youtu.be/g_O4kS9FP3k
 
" HORROR PIANO MUSIC " composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek"
Music link : https://youtu.be/xbjuAGgk5lU
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5 days ago

This time we head to the theatre where we may very well encounter a plethora of ghosts including that of a Carry On icon who died on stage, a man killed by a cannon ball, and two women who sadly took their own lives.
Join me as we return to me native north east, and let’s ask just how haunted are the theatres of Tyne & Wear?
Support How Haunted? by subscribing and leaving a review.
You can become a Patreon for as little as £1 a month. You can choose from three tiers and get yourself early access to episodes, and exclusive monthly episodes where Rob will conduct ghost hunts and you'll hear the audio from the night. You can even get yourself some exclusive How Haunted? merch, and join me on a paranormal investigation via livestream.
To sign up visit https://patreon.com/HowHauntedPod
Perhaps you'd rather buy me a coffee to make a one off donation to support the pod, you can do that at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/HowHauntedPod
Find out more about the pod at https://www.how-haunted.com and you can email Rob at Rob@how-haunted.com
 
Music in this episode includes:
Darren Curtis – Lurking Evil: https://youtu.be/3i0aVnpeppw
 
" HORROR PIANO MUSIC " composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek"
 
Music link :https://youtu.be/xbjuAGgk5lU || SUBSCRIBE us on YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/DQQmmCl8crQ || Follow on Facebook: https://bit.ly/33RWRtP || Follow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2ImU2JV

Friday Feb 02, 2024

This time we head inside the oldest prison in the world. For almost four centuries this place of incarceration in Somerset witnessed disease, violence, and executions. This has created a breeding ground for the spooks and specters that remain here to this day, as it is now a tourist attraction that caters for those with an interest in the paranormal.
Let’s step foot inside this 17th century house of correction together as we ask just how haunted is Shepton Mallet Prison?
Support How Haunted? by subscribing and leaving a review.
You can become a Patreon for as little as £1 a month. You can choose from three tiers and get yourself early access to episodes, and exclusive monthly episodes where Rob will conduct ghost hunts and you'll hear the audio from the night. You can even get yourself some exclusive How Haunted? merch, and join me on a paranormal investigation via livestream.
To sign up visit https://patreon.com/HowHauntedPod
Perhaps you'd rather buy me a coffee to make a one off donation to support the pod, you can do that at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/HowHauntedPod
Find out more about the pod at https://www.how-haunted.com and you can email Rob at Rob@how-haunted.com
 
Music in this episode includes:
Darren Curtis – Lurking Evil: https://youtu.be/3i0aVnpeppw
 
" HORROR PIANO MUSIC " composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek"
 
Music link :https://youtu.be/xbjuAGgk5lU || SUBSCRIBE us on YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/DQQmmCl8crQ || Follow on Facebook: https://bit.ly/33RWRtP || Follow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2ImU2JV

Friday Jan 26, 2024


To celebrate the first birthday of How Haunted? on the 2nd September, I've revisited the first ever episode and added a little over 15 minutes of audio from the investigation I conducted at the Covenanter's Prison, a place so dark and dangerous that no one else has ever been allowed to investigate here.
 
This was initially only available to Patreons, if you want to get access to Patreon content when it's initially released check out Patreon.com/howhauntedpod 
 
Thank you so much for supporting the podcast!
 
With ties to Greyfriars' Bobby and Harry Potter, Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh is a fascinating location.
In this inaugural episode of How Haunted? let's look at the darker side of the graveyard as we look at the dangerous Mackenzie Poltergeist of the Covenanter's Prison.
 
We'll delve into the history the ghost stories, and what would happen when Rob was able to spend some time all alone in the Black Mausoleum, the site of over 4000 physical attacks by the violent phantom?
 
Find out when, together, we ask How Haunted is Greyfriars Kirkyard?
 
Support How Haunted? by subscribing and leaving a review.
If you'd like to become a Patreon for £3 a month, and get yourself early access to episodes and exclusive episodes where Rob will conduct ghost hunts and you'll hear the audio from the night, visit https://patreon.com/HowHauntedPod
 
Perhaps you'd rather buy me a coffee to make a one off donation to support the pod, you can do that at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/HowHauntedPod
Find out more about the pod at https://www.how-haunted.com and you can email Rob at Rob@how-haunted.com
 
 
Background music included in this episode includes:
Horror Story https://youtu.be/VebaguxUJWE
 
Music in this episode includes:
Darren Curtis – Lurking Evil: https://youtu.be/3i0aVnpeppw
 
"The Graveyard" composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek"
Music link : https://youtu.be/hynSTzexVzg
 
" HORROR PIANO MUSIC " composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek"
 
Music link :https://youtu.be/xbjuAGgk5lU
SUBSCRIBE us on YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/DQQmmCl8crQ
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Sunday Jan 21, 2024


In the 17th Patreon bonus podcast I do something a little different. Following on from episode 69 and 70, in which we looked at some of the most haunted dolls in the world, I buy a haunted doll of my very own and spend some time after dark all alone with nothing but the doll for company.
 
Tonight, you join me from a hotel room, as I ask the question, just how haunted is my very own haunted doll?
 
Get access to the full two-hour long episode right now at https://www.patreon.com/howhauntedpod.
 
Find out more about the pod at https://www.how-haunted.com and you can email Rob at Rob@how-haunted.com
 
Music in this episode includes:
"Darren Curtis - Demented Nightmare" https://youtu.be/g_O4kS9FP3k
 
" HORROR PIANO MUSIC " composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek"
Music link : https://youtu.be/xbjuAGgk5lU
SUBSCRIBE us on YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/DQQmmCl8crQ
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Ep 70 - Haunted Dolls Part 2

Friday Jan 19, 2024

Friday Jan 19, 2024

This time we continue to delve into the scary world of haunted dolls, as this week includes arguably the most famous haunted doll of them all, possibly even better known than Annabelle, a whole host of dolls resident to the UK, some dolls based on popular children’s television and film characters, and dolls bought from eBay.
Let’s find out all about these seemingly harmless toys as we ask once again just how haunted are these dolls?
https://shopkwahs.mybigcommerce.com/  – Link to the Robert the Doll store
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNe3tCdKG9o - Video of Mr Fritz
Support How Haunted? by subscribing and leaving a review.
You can become a Patreon for as little as £1 a month. You can choose from three tiers and get yourself early access to episodes, and exclusive monthly episodes where Rob will conduct ghost hunts and you'll hear the audio from the night. You can even get yourself some exclusive How Haunted? merch, and join me on a paranormal investigation via livestream.
To sign up visit https://patreon.com/HowHauntedPod
Perhaps you'd rather buy me a coffee to make a one off donation to support the pod, you can do that at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/HowHauntedPod
Find out more about the pod at https://www.how-haunted.com and you can email Rob at Rob@how-haunted.com
 
Music in this episode includes:
Darren Curtis – Lurking Evil: https://youtu.be/3i0aVnpeppw
 
" HORROR PIANO MUSIC " composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek"
 
Music link :https://youtu.be/xbjuAGgk5lU || SUBSCRIBE us on YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/DQQmmCl8crQ || Follow on Facebook: https://bit.ly/33RWRtP || Follow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2ImU2JV

Ep 69 - Haunted Dolls Part 1

Friday Jan 05, 2024

Friday Jan 05, 2024

This time we begin a two-part special in which we look at the favourite toy of many children, all over the globe, a delightful companion that provides many years of companionship in those early innocent years of life. However when we grow older their fixed grin and staring vacant eyes of a child’s doll can be the stuff of nightmares. Films such as Child’s Play and the Conjuring have added to the fear that many people have when it comes to dolls.
Let’s find out all about these terrifying childhood toys as we ask just how haunted are these dolls?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLI5voqiiVM - Apparition appearing in the Haunted Gang's webcam livestream.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyLNLHOmP-g  - EVP session with Isaac from the Haunted Gang
Support How Haunted? by subscribing and leaving a review.
You can become a Patreon for as little as £1 a month. You can choose from three tiers and get yourself early access to episodes, and exclusive monthly episodes where Rob will conduct ghost hunts and you'll hear the audio from the night. You can even get yourself some exclusive How Haunted? merch, and join me on a paranormal investigation via livestream.
To sign up visit https://patreon.com/HowHauntedPod
Perhaps you'd rather buy me a coffee to make a one off donation to support the pod, you can do that at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/HowHauntedPod
Find out more about the pod at https://www.how-haunted.com and you can email Rob at Rob@how-haunted.com
 
Music in this episode includes:
Darren Curtis – Lurking Evil: https://youtu.be/3i0aVnpeppw
 
" HORROR PIANO MUSIC " composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek"
 
Music link :https://youtu.be/xbjuAGgk5lU || SUBSCRIBE us on YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/DQQmmCl8crQ || Follow on Facebook: https://bit.ly/33RWRtP || Follow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2ImU2JV

An Announcement

Wednesday Jan 03, 2024

Wednesday Jan 03, 2024

Happy new year dear listener.
A very quick message as we enter a new year about a change to the podcast moving forward. 
I'd love to hear your thoughts, you can email me at Rob@how-haunted.com or send me a message on Twitter or Instagram at HowHauntedPod
The music in this short message is:
Darren Curtis – Lurking Evil: https://youtu.be/3i0aVnpeppw
 
 
 

Friday Dec 29, 2023


Originally released for Patreons in April I hope you enjoy this very special episode.
A popular railway museum, which opened in 1975, is said to be the haunt of a number of ghosts. Paul, a violent entity who lurks in the ladies toilets, George who remains within the Travelling Post Office, and still takes huge pride in his work, many years following his passing, a tall man in a top hat, a mischievous spirit who likes to mess up the gift shop after dark, the archives has been the scene of terrifying possessions, and a haunted train carriage which was once used as a mobile brother by the Nazis during the second world war.
Would I encounter any of these phantoms when my team and I joined another group to investigate this building after dark?
Let’s find out together.
Tonight, join me for a very special episode, as I once again take on one of the scariest places in York, this time, the National Railway Museum.
To get episodes such as this sooner, you can become a Patreon for £3 a month, and get yourself early access to episodes, and more exclusive episodes where Rob will conduct ghost hunts and you'll hear the audio from the night.  To sign up visit https://patreon.com/HowHauntedPod
 
Perhaps you'd rather buy me a coffee to make a one off donation to support the pod, you can do that at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/HowHauntedPod
 
Find out more about the pod at https://www.how-haunted.com and you can email Rob at Rob@how-haunted.com
 
Background music included in this episode includes:
Horror Story https://youtu.be/VebaguxUJWE
 
Music in this episode includes:
"Darren Curtis - Demented Nightmare" https://youtu.be/g_O4kS9FP3k
 
" HORROR PIANO MUSIC " composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek"
Music link : https://youtu.be/xbjuAGgk5lU
SUBSCRIBE us on YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/DQQmmCl8crQ
Follow on Facebook: https://bit.ly/33RWRtP
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Friday Dec 22, 2023

The second annual Nightmare Before Christmas special is upon us, and in this special episode I will read real ghost stories from listeners. Christmas is intrinsically linked with the telling of ghost stories, so it seems like the perfect time to tell these stories of timeslips, premonitions, gifts from beyond the grave, and frightening encounters with the dead.
There’ll also be polterguests dropping by, in the form of authors, podcasters, bloggers and YouTubers, and they’ll tell you of their own scary experiences in their own words.
Two of these stories are accompanied by audio recordings which are most definitely not for those of a nervous disposition, as they appear to capture the voices of the dead. You have been warned.
Huge thank you to Carole, Dorothy, Karen, Craig, Barney, Jim, and 'Michael' for sending in their stories for me to read. 
And an equally enormous thanks to my polterguests, Emma, Rob, Icy and Nicky, who contributed to this Christmas special.
You can find Icy Sedgwick's podcast at https://pod.co/fabulous-folklore-with-icy 
Her Halloween special, which is a chat with me about ghosts while we sat inside Newcastle's oldest building is at https://pod.co/fabulous-folklore-with-icy/two-ghost-hunters-in-conversation-at-newcastle-castle 
And Icy's website is at https://www.icysedgwick.com 
Emma's blog is at https://weird-wiltshire.co.uk 
Rob's frightfully good YouTube channel is at https://www.youtube.com/@DeadAirTV 
And Nicky and Charles Wright's new podcast, The World's Most Haunted, is going to launch in early 2024. You can find out more at their website https://theworldsmosthaunted.com/ or their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@TheWorldsMostHaunted 
Thanks to you for listening to How Haunted? this year. Have a phenomenal Christmas, and all the best for the new year. 
You can support How Haunted? by subscribing and leaving a review.
You can become a Patreon for as little as £1 a month. You can choose from three tiers and get yourself early access to episodes, and exclusive monthly episodes where Rob will conduct ghost hunts and you'll hear the audio from the night. 
To sign up visit https://patreon.com/HowHauntedPod 
Perhaps you'd rather buy me a coffee to make a one off donation to support the pod, perhaps as a Christmas present to me? :) You can do that at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/HowHauntedPod 
Find out more about the pod at https://www.how-haunted.com and you can email Rob at Rob@how-haunted.com
Music in this episode includes:
Myuu - Carol of the Bells - Dark Christmas Song (Piano Version)
Myuu - Winter Trouble 
You can hear all of Myuu's fantastic music at https://www.youtube.com/myuuji 

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