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Welcome to Homespun Haints, the podcast where we interview real people about their real-life ghost encounters! Today we talk to Emma Kay, a haunted comedian from New York who used to vacation regularly at a campsite in New Jersey. After what happened there a few years ago, however—a creepy story that she shares with us on this interview—she decided she was never, ever returning.

Episode Summary

In this episode, we talk to Emma Kay, comedian and podcaster. Emma Kay delights us with two very strange stories. We have absolutely no explanation, and many weird theories, as to how these stories even happened. If you have any thoughts as to what’s going on once you listen to the episode, please reach out to us on Facebook or Instagram and let us know!

About Emma Kay

When we are not in the middle of a global pandemic, you can find Emma Kay performing at the Broadway Comedy Club in Manhattan. Follow her Facebook page @EmmaKayComedy to learn about her next show times. You can also listen to Emma Kay’s podcast, Funny Not Funny, where she interviews other comedians and discusses the emotional struggles that many comedians deal with behind the scenes.

A red, black, and white line drawing of Emma Kay, haunted comedian
Emma Kay, haunted comedian

Episode Show Notes

Ghosts or UFOs?

We don’t know what exactly Emma Kay saw in those woods around Camp Cedar Creek. It could have been ghosts, but is it possible she and her friends encountered extra-terrestrials playing human? Strangely, the latter fits with other sightings common in that area. New Jersey itself has quite an exhaustive list of sightings you can browse through if you’re so inclined. Furthermore, if you’d prefer, Patch has put together a nice article about Jersey is a hot spot of UFO activity.

Of course, the Navy has officially released UFO footage (because 2020 is apparently the year to do such things). In light of the US government semi-confirming that some alien stories are true, every theory is up for grabs.

What is it about haunted campgrounds?

Emma Kay is not our first guest to have a real life ghost encounter with paranormal phenomena of some sort at a campground. A few episodes back, we heard from Emily Brown who ran smack into a Banshee while a counselor at a Boy Scout Camp. And in one of our Patreon episodes, our guest Jennifer found herself stranded in a cabin on a mountain with a lively yet dead roommate.

Enjoying our stories of real-life ghost encounters?

We really appreciate the opportunity to interview a haunted comedian, since we value the funny side of the paranormal as much as the scary side. We see no reason the two can’t exist within the same true short ghost stories. Until next time, have a spooky day!