The Ghost Story Guys

True stories of the paranormal, told with humor, humanity, and just a pinch of skepticism. Hosted by Brennan Storr & Paul Bestall.


episode 40: High Strangeness in Chicago

After spending some time in Southern California on the last episode, we now turn our attention to that great Midwestern metropolis that is Chicago, and some of the truly bizarre stories therein. Sure, you've probably heard of Resurrection Mary, but do you know the Hunger Underground? What about the Leaper, seen in the western suburbs as well as in parts of Pennsylvania? For our first ever Chicago-based show, things get all kinds of weird, in the best way.

Story Time Codes

The Blob (37:20)

Leaper (42:03)

Hunger Underground (1:01:12)

The Man in the Closet (1:09:35)

The Jump (1:21:57)

Black Eyes (1:33:00)

The Train (1:39:12)

Media Mentioned:

Weird, Together [Brennan's YouTube show]

Pearl [movie]

Barbarian [movie]

Blood Quantum [movie]

Rhymes For Young Ghouls [movie]

Henny Youngman [comedian]

The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair [book]

Paranormal Portals [TV series] 

Make sure to check out PNW Haunts & Homicides

Music on This Episode:

Main Theme:   "Radio (Into the Darkness We Go)" by Podzontommusic

Stories Theme: "The Future Belongs to Them Now" by Hexxagram

"Radio", & "The Future Belongs to Them Now" are used with permission. All other music is composed by Rainy Days For Ghosts.

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The Ghost Story Guys are:

Brennan Storr - Host, Writer, Producer 

Paul Bestall - Co-Host 

Luke Greensmith - Researcher 

Sarah Kent - Support 

Anthony Germaine - Researcher 

Rachel GW - Facebook admin

Rainy Days For Ghosts - Composer

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 2022-10-18  2h7m