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Inside the Labyrinth, ep 14: Haunted Dolls (Robert the Doll)

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Happy Halloween! In episode 14, I discuss my favorite haunted doll from the history of famous haunted dolls. I also show you some of my own kind of creepy, vintage//antique dolls!



Music: http://epidemicsound.com



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Inside the Labyrinth, ep 13: "To Beat the Devil..."

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Day 2 of Halloween Week! In episode lucky number 13, I tell you stories and lore of folks that have beaten the devil. The stories are inspired by variations of American folklore in the books "The Ghosts Amongst Us: Scary Tales from Colonial Williamsburg" and "Ghosts of Williamsburg." Featured are the stories Dark Corners and The Devil at Dancing Point. So grab a snack, put on your best Halloween costume, and let's have a party!


And some fun I had with the Burgatory pitchfork after getting home from seeing Celtic Ceol at Bushy Run Battlefied.








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Inside the Labyrinth, ep 12: Candlelight Stories at the Neville House

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Happy First Day of Halloween Week! In episode 12, I show you the candlelight stories event that took place at the historic Neville House and a little of what all went into it. I was the storyteller at this event, as well as helped with running it. One of the stories I told at the event, along with snippets of a couple others, are included. 







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Thank you for reading! Go on a five day journey through time with me and receive a song or mystical story each day!

Begin your journey here:

http://eepurl.com/bdbasn

WEBSITE: http://tiffanyapan.com

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/tiffanyapanmusic

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BANDCAMP: http://tiffanyapan.bandcamp.com


OTHER MUSICAL PROJECTS:

WAYWARD COMPANIONS: http://wayward-companions.com

PITTSBURGH HISTORICAL MUSIC SOCIETY: http://pittsburghhistoricalmusicsociety.org






Inside the Labyrinth, ep 11: My Paranormal Experiences (Part 1)

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Episode 11! In this part 1 of My Paranormal Experiences, I tell of three experiences I had while visiting Gettysburg, PA. There will be a part 2 to My Paranormal Experiences, in which I will tell of two other brushes with the supernatural.
I will also do my originally planned episode 11 (Ghosts of Colonial Williamsburg) next week. After getting over a headcold, I was just not feeling donning the costume I had planned.
AND here are today's episode's shout outs:
Eddie Funkhouser Cosmetics: http://eddiefunkhousercosmetics.com
Nicole Jones Kruex (aka Goregirlfx): http://instagram.com/goregirlfx
Bechtel Victorian Mansion https://www.facebook.com/BechtelBnB/
Miss Betty's Ghost Tours https://www.facebook.com/Miss-Bettys-Ghosts-in-Gettysburg-PA-358931620841413/





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Inside the Labyrinth, ep 10: Walking Down Blue Mist Road

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We are on episode 10! As of the posting of episode 10, the podcast has had 1,342 collective views. That is awesome for a brand new podcast and thank you guys! For number 10, I'm taking you on one of my favorite jogging trails, Irwin Road (also known as Blue Mist Road). There are many urban legends and folk lore around this road that range from fun to gruesome and horrific. Come with me, see the road, the 'witch house' mailbox, and hear some of the lore. :)
And check out my blog post on it: https://tiffanyslabyrinth.blogspot.com/2018/10/blue-mist-road-its-lore-and-urban.html



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History Speaks with Celtic Ceol (and Episode 9 of Inside the Labyrinth) at Bushy Run Battlefield

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In episode 9, I sit down with Nancy and Larry Podey of Celtic Ceol after their concert at Bushy Run Battlefield, for the site's History Speaks Series. We discuss some of their favorite Celtic pieces, along with their favorite ghostly tales of ancient lore. Also, please excuse the banging in the background. This conversation took place after the performance when the staff was putting away chairs and clearing out the room, so it does get a little loud in some parts. It does kind of harken back to the horror conventions and rock and metal concerts when you're interviewing people in the midst of all the fun chaos. :D I attended this event with another friend from the living history and reenactment community.
quick selfie taken just before I left for the evening
I have had the pleasure of working with some of the members of Celtic Ceol in the Pittsburgh Historical Music Society. Our group, Wayward Companions has also shared the stage with them at a couple events and it is always a …

INSIDE THE LABYRINTH, Ep 8: Horror Review and Story (William P. Robertson)

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Here we are at episode 8! Since this dropped a little later than intended, there are some events I reference (going to Fort Ligonier Days) that already took place. :) But in this episode, I do a review and reading of a story by historic and horror fiction author, William P. Robertson, who I met this past summer at Fort Niagara's French and Indian War event. I also get into a little of Edwardian era fashions and how easy it can be to get an outfit for an Edwardian or even late Victorian era event (basically a white blouse, long dark colored skirt, dark stockings, plain black shoes and you're good to go! Just make sure you have the right hair and makeup as well :D ).
The story I read is titled "The Late Mr. Wilson" and it is from Bill Roberston's Fear is Forever anthology. The book is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Forever-William-P-Robertson/dp/1543947182/
Also check out his websites: http://thehorrorhaven.com
http://bucktailsandbroomsticks.com
And here…

Blue Mist Road, Its Lore and Urban Legends

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If you are a resident of North Hills (Wexford, Gibsonia, Allison Park, and other surrounding areas) in Southwestern Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh), you are likely quite familiar with North Park. I myself enjoy going there to hike and jog as it is quite beautiful and - even in its busiest hours - offers much serenity. But one road in particular that is intriguing to many (myself included) and fodder for much local legends in the area is what used to be an old dirt road called Irwin. Or, "Blue Mist Road" as it is also referred.



Now, I am the sort who loves to explore old buildings and churches, including and especially ones that have been abandoned. I have never been one to shy away from such things, regardless of the time of day (or night). But something about this particular road unnerves me and always has since I moved to the area.

At first glance, it seems fairly innocuous. Just a dirt road that eventually leads out to one that is more traveled (910). However,…

Take 5 with Dark Visual Artist Andrea Dean Von Scoyac

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Urban Legend and Lore: The Seven Gates of Hell (York, PA)

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Few things fulfill a chilly autumn night more than a ghostly tale, or one that delves into the unknown.

One particular piece of lore that intrigues me is the legend of The Seven Gates of Hell, located in the York County, Pennsylvania (Hellam Township) area. According to legend, passing through all seven gates will lead the traveler straight into the depths of Hell. To quote Dante: "Abandon all hope ye who enter here."
My interest in this urban legend lies partially in the basis of the location being upon an old isolated asylum that was once on a wooded road called Toad Road. According to some sources, the asylum was erected in the 1800s, housing the most criminally insane (needless to say, the locals were likely quite relieved to not have this establishment close to their places of residence). Then one night, a mysterious fire broke out, killing many of the inmates. Due to its remoteness, firefighters could not reach the building in time. The few able to escape…