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013 Edgar Allan Poe

013 Edgar Allan Poe

Update: 2019-04-17


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In Ghostly’s thirteenth episode, Pat and Rebecca celebrate six months of Ghostly as well as National Poetry Month by exploring the haunting history of Edgar Allan Poe and the ghostly sightings that have continued after his death. Poe’s life was full of tragedy and death is even more mysterious than his dark stories. 

Questions explored in this episode: What tragedies happened to Poe throughout his life? What is the mystery surrounding his death? What are the main theories about this death? What happened to his grave? Does he haunt his grave? Is his spirit haunting the house he shared with his 13-year-old cousin – who also became his wife? What influenced Poe the writer? 

<figure class="aligncenter">Poe's Haunted home in Baltimore<figcaption>Poe’s Haunted Baltimore Home</figcaption></figure>

In this episode Pat gives the history of Poe’s life and Rebecca discusses Poe the writer and then tells the story of Poe’s ghost.  Afterwards, both hosts debate and explore these ghost sightings and devolve into a debate about windows. They also reveal the story of the “Poe Toaster”! 

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Also included is a fantastic and haunting reading by Phillip Charles Denofrio of Edgar Allan Poe’s “A Dream.” Phillip is a wonderful poet himself and you can read his own ghost story series here: 

Listen to both sides and decide what you believe. Be sure to listen for the “Closing Arguments” to help you make your choice. 

<figure class="aligncenter is-resized">Raven Statue at Pennsylvania Poe Historical Site<figcaption>Raven Statue at Pennsylvania Poe Historical Site</figcaption></figure>

Now is the time to vote on this episode! Vote on whether or not Edgar Allan Poe haunts his grave and if a ghost haunts his former home. Click here to vote if you don’t see the poll:  

Included in this episode are, as always, poll results from our previous episode on The Winchester Mystery House. (Check out the episode here if you haven’t had a chance to listen yet).  

Done listening to the episode? Please subscribe to Ghostly and give us a rating on iTunes. Tell your friends! Then you can debate the truth yourselves! Word of mouth is one of the best ways to grow our audience, so we can do all the amazing things we have planned for this year. And be sure to find us on all social media at Ghostly Podcast. Then visit our website,, to see the pictures talked about in the episode, learn more about Ghostly, and, of course, give us your opinion on our polls page. 

We want to hear from you! We want your ghost stories or even your non-stories, if you later realized you saw nothing paranormal. We would also love your suggestions for stories to cover in the future. Email us both at or individually at pat@ghostlypodcast.comor  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at GhostlyPodcast 

Sources for this week’s episode: /

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers

  • Intro: III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles by Lowell Liebermann
  • Outro: Dream Images (Love-Death Music)by George Crumb
  • Bumper: Ghost Waltzby Lowell Liebermann

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013 Edgar Allan Poe

013 Edgar Allan Poe

Patrick Harrington & Rebecca Rivers