Lindsay Valenty, who just happens to also be a true crime podcaster, shares terrifying, true personal ghost stories from her very haunted childhood.
Haunted cornfields, creaky farmhouses, and Victorian prairie ghosts make these ghost stories from Iowa sound like something right out of a horror movie. But they’re all real and experienced by true crime podcaster Lindsay Valenty of Ye Olde Crime Podcast. Settle in for some of the scariest true ghost stories you’ve ever heard, from the heart of America.
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Today’s guest grew up in the cornfields of Hornick, Iowa. Yes, the literal cornfields. The Job and Sarah’s house scenes of the film Children of the Corn was shot in her hometown back in the ’80s. And the echoes of Hollywood horror tropes didn’t stop there. Just a few years later, young Lindsay encountered just about all the ghosts you’d expect in any scary movie. From a crying ghost bride, to spectral children who just wanted to play with her toys, to a menacing…wait, that’s not a scarecrow!
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Episode Show Notes
About the Guest, Lindsay Valenty
Lindsay is one of the co-hosts of two paranormal-related podcasts. Pineapple Pizza Podcast was all about urban legends, mythology, and cryptozoology. Ye Olde Crime Podcast is all about pre-1900’s true crime, a surprisingly underserved niche in an extremely popular genre. Both employ a storytelling-plus-comedy format, which means you’ll probably enjoy them if you like our show. But unlike our show, where we try to scare you silly, Lindsay’s show features upbeat music to make the tales of grisly murder go down smooth.
Personal ghost stories from a train station for spirits
The house Lindsay lived in at age 11 seemed to be constantly full of ghosts. But not the same ghosts. Is it possible for a house to function as a thoroughfare for spirits just passing through? Becky made a YouTube video exploring this idea, which also has a cute cat.
Lindsay tells us her many personal childhood haunting stories, including about how a ghost in her attic wanted to play with her Barbie dolls. How come some people love dolls, and others find them horrifying? Sure, maybe dolls can house demons. But also, maybe those demons are just misunderstood. What happens when you befriend a demon-possessed doll? Well, we made another video for just this situation.
Also, for some reason, Becky has started amassing an unintentional collection of haunted dolls. She’s sold some of them on Etsy. Please consider buying Becky’s haunted dolls, she has way too many and she’s too possessed of late to admit she has a problem. If you do, for sure you’ll have a spooky day.