Do ghosts exist? If not, why do we see them? In each episode of the Haunted podcast Danny Robins looks at a real life ghost story in forensic detail trying to work out what really happened, with the help of experts, sceptics and the people who witnessed something they just can't explain.
Danny visits a famous racetrack where drivers return from the dead; sees a suburban house haunted by a racist ex-tenant; talks to a widower who shares his bed with a phantom; and meets the parents who became convinced a ghost wanted to kill their baby daughter.
The Night Shift: Part 2
Les had died on Bridget's hospital ward. Strange and unsettling events began to occur around the bed and the room in which he passed away. Bridget and her fellow nurses all witnessed increasingly noisy and violent acts which convinced them that an "evil" force was stalking those working the night shift.
The Night Shift: Part 1
Bridget had seen plenty of death, but she was sad when one particular patient she was nursing passed away. She thought Les was gone... but then as she embarked on an eerie series of night shifts his old hospital bed and room became the epicentre for a catalogue of deeply unsettling and unexplained events. Was a poltergeist taking root in a place of science and reason?
I See Dead People
Judith's earliest memories are of vivid ghost sightings. A kindly old man was always waiting in her childhood bedroom. Growing up she passed ghosts in the street. As a wife and mother the ghosts weaved themselves firmly into her family life - and made her feel increasingly unsettled. But how could she tell people without being branded as "crazy"?
Host Danny Robins asks psychotherapist Rosalind Grainger of e17therapy.com what might cause someone like Judith to see dead people day after day.
The Thing in the Attic
Larry was a student, living a privileged, carefree life in South Africa in the dying years of Apartheid. The violence and oppression of white rule had little impact on him. Then in the dead of night he experienced a terrifying, ghostly visitation that would make him question his own sanity and the depth of racial injustice in his homeland.
The Man Who Upset a Ghost
Private Lee Davis was hanged in a British prison in 1943. The execution chamber where the young American GI spent his final tragic moments is now a tourist destination, popular with "ghost hunters". When a tour guide recently recounted the story of the hanging there, the man felt a sudden, fierce pain. His hand had been badly, but inexplicably wounded. Was Private Davis sending a violent message, perhaps protesting at becoming the focus of such macabre entertainment?
The Woman in the Corner
Widowed for decades, Jim lives alone in an old cottage. Not quite alone, though. A thin, black-haired woman comes to his bedroom as he sleeps. When he wakes and sees her, she simply points to the corner. Then she disappears. This ghostly co-habitation takes a new twist when Jim finds the spirit wants to share his bed, as well as his home. So what is at the root of this most intimate of ghost sightings?