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Sara and comic Amanda Arnold explore the House of Shadows in Gresham, Oregon's ONLY full-contact terror experience. Check it out, if you dare! Be sure to check out the Stand Up Diet (thestandupdiet.com) and scaredinoregon.com, too!
Episode 26: Griffith Park with Sean White
Sara discusses hauntings and tragedies at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California with comic Sean White.
Episode 25: Devil’s Gate Dam with Tess Baker
Sara travels to Pasadena, California to explore the Devil’s Gate Dam, telling comic guest Tess Barker all about the black magic sex cult that once frequented this mysterious destination believed by some to be a portal to hell.
Episode 24 Part 11: The Heathman Hotel with Wendy Weiss
Sara and Portland comic Wendy Weiss spend the night in a haunted hotel room. They finish their night with too much wine, a ritual, and attempt to make contact with spirits in the room. Part two of a two part episode!
Minisode 24: Haunted Michigan
A video sent by a caller named Dan about a haunting his son claims to have caught on video. "Watch the back bar where the silver bucket is," Dan tells me, "It happens real fast."
Episode 24 Part 1:The Heathman Hotel with Wendy Weiss
Sara and Portland comic Wendy Weiss spend the night in a haunted hotel room and discuss sex and ghosts in a haunted hotel made famous by Fifty Shades of Grey. They prepare for a night of ritual and laughter. Part one of a two part episode!
Episode 23: Fairview Training Center with Hunter Donaldson
Sara and comic guest Hunter Donaldson explore a haunted and abandoned mental institution in Salem, Oregon known as the Fairview Training Center.
Episode 22: Slocum House with Corina Lucas
Sara visits the historic and haunted Slocum House in Vancouver, WA with Portland comic Corina Lucas.
Episode 21: Fort Vancouver with Alex Falcone
Sara visits the haunted Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, Washington with Portland comic Alex Falcone.
Episode 20: Old Town Pizza with James Barela
Sara explores haunted Old Town Pizza in the heart of Portland, OR with local comic James Barela and together they discuss the strange and paranormal.
Episode 19: Lovecraft Bar with Amanda Arnold
Sara and comedic guest Amanda Arnold explore a haunted horror-themed dance club in Portland, OR called Lovecraft Bar.
Episode 18: Nunica Cemetery with Adam Degi
Sara explores the very haunted Nunica Cemetery in Nunica, Michigan with comic guest Adam Degi.
Episode 17: Hell's Bridge with Mike Logan
Sara visits legendary Hell's Bridge in Rockford, Michigan with comic guest Mike Logan.
Episode 16: Love Cemetery with Julia Ramos
Sara and her comic guest, Julia Ramos, go on a haunted tour from a tavern, a beautiful historic Victorian home, and to an old cemetery in North Portland, weaving the stories together as they travel to each destination.
Episode 15: The Welches Roadhouse with Nariko Ott
Sara goes to what she thought would be an abandoned haunted cabin in the woods of Welches, Oregon with comedic guest Nariko Ott. They were surprised to find that it in fact was no abandoned, but owned, ironically, by a funeral director!
Episode 14: Lake View Cemetery with Emmett Montgomery
In this episode, Sara sits beside the haunted Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, Washington with sweet and funny Seattle comedian, Emmett Montgomery. Listen as they learn about the history of the cemetery and share the legends of the Witchens and the Boogalins!
Minisode 13: Jane & The Phantom of the Thornewood Catle
Check out Eunice's creepy video of her very own paranormal investigation conducted at the Thornewood Castle in Lakeview, Washington! Check out Minisode 13 of Laughing in the Dark to hear Eunice's ghost stories.
Episode 13: Gaines Point with Derek Sheen
Sara visits Seattle and takes a walk on a nice summer night with comedian Derek Sheen through a park by Green Lake in Seattle in an area known as Gaines Point, the location where a girl named Sylvia Gaines was murdered.
Episode 12: The Barlow Trail Roadhouse with Milan Patel
Sara and her comedic guest Milan Patel explore a log cabin restaurant in Welches, Oregon by Mt. Hood called the Barlow Trail Roadhouse which is reportedly haunted by three mysterious spirits.
Episode 11: Independence, Oregon with Alex Rios
Sara and her comedic guest Alex Rios stroll down Main Street in the very haunted town of Independence, OR. Join them as they discuss the haunted businesses and terrifying accounts of hauntings that residents of this spooky town have come to expect.
Episode 10: Oregon State Hospital with David Mascorro
Sara and her comedic guest David Mascorro explore the historic Oregon State Hospital in Salem, OR. One of the longest operating mental health facilities in the Northwest, the Oregon State Hospital is the location where the 1975 classic "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed... and also harbors a dark history.
Episode 9: Pied Cow Coffeehouse with Amanda Lynn Deal
Take a walk with Sara and comedic guest Amanda Lynn Deal through the whimsical Pied Cow Coffeehouse of Portland, OR, an eclectic Greek restaurant, coffee spot and hookah lounge situated in an old, legitimately haunted house in the heart of SE Portland. After the customers have left and the lights have been turned off, Sara reveals the history of this charming location by candlelight and tells the story of Lydia, the ghost said to haunt this magical place.
Episode 8: Lafayette Pioneer Cemetery with Becky Braunstein
Follow along on an adventure with Sara and comic guest Becky Braunstein as they explore the very old, very haunted Lafayette Pioneer Cemetery in Lafayette, OR. While Sara tells the story of the legend of a ghostly witch in this small, overgrown cemetery, both of them find themselves frozen in fear when they hear a car pull up to them in the middle of the night.
Episode 7: Lewis and Clark College with Adam Pasi
Take a walk on a dark, still night through the haunted campus of Lewis & Clark college with Sara and very funny comic guest Adam Pasi. Sara and Adam make their way to the Corbett House on campus where Sara tells the chilling story of Sunny Corbett and the ghostly events that transpired right beyond the doors they are sitting in front of.
Episode 6 Mashup: Minisode with Shannan Hunt
In this mashup version of Laughing in the Dark, Sara combines elements of main episodes and ghost story minisodes! Portland comedian Shannan Hunt shares ghost stories with Sara in the haunted basement of Kelly's Olympian, which also happens to be a part of the Shanghai Tunnels.
Episode 6: Lotus Isle Amusement Park with Dan Weber
Sara and guest Dan Weber explore the site of what was once an abandoned amusement park on Hayden Island called Lotus Isle, right across from Jantzen Beach. Sara shares the creepy and obscure details painting a picture of this surreal and haunted amusement park.
Episode 5: Holcomb Creek Train Trestle & Dick Road with Jake Silberman
Sara travels with guest Jake Silberman to a haunted spot where the Holcomb Creek Train Trestle crosses Dick Road teeming with terrifying local legends of strange and eerie experiences
Episode 4: Lone Fir Cemetery with Dylan Jenkins
Sara explores the haunted Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland, OR with guest Dylan Jenkins. Listen to the fascinating and horrifying tales of the people who are laid to rest in this expansive graveyard and join along as Sara and Dylan set out to find the final resting places of the various people they have discussed.
Episode 3: Cathedral Park with Steven Wilber
Take a stroll through the haunted Cathedral Park under the enchanting St. John's Bridge of Portland, OR with Sara and her goofy guest, Steven Wilber. Learn the chilling story of Thelma Anne Taylor and the theory of residual hauntings. Check out the instagram @litdarkpodcast for pictures to follow along with the episode!
Episode 2: Dammasch State Hospital with Lydia Manning
Check out the newest episode of Laughing in the Dark, where Sara and the very funny Lydia Manning explore the site of the Dammasch State Hospital, an insane asylum with a sordid past. Be sure to follow along on the instagram, @litdarkpodcast, for photos that accompany the episode!
Episode 1: The Witch's Castle with David Lloyd
Join Sara and her friend David Lloyd as they walk the trails of Forest Park in Portland, Oregon and explore the Witch's Castle! Laugh with this funny duo and learn the haunted history of this spooky site.
Don't forget, each Sunday, Laughing in the Dark posts MINI EPISODES where listeners share their own terrifying ghost stories with Sara!
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