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Is Eastern State Penitentiary Really Haunted?

At Philadelphia's historic prison, Cellblock 12 is known for cackling and echoing voices, Cellblock 6 for shadowy figures darting along the walls, Cellblock 4 for ghostly faces. Footsteps. Wails. Whispers. For decades, people have told the same eerie stories, over and over again.
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The Location: Touring NE D.C.'s Little-Known Catacombs

We'll tour one of the lesser-known spots at the District's Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land: the catacombs in the Martyr's Crypt.

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On The Coast: Is Tiny Pocomoke City, Md., Really Haunted?

Some say Pocomoke City, a small historic town on Maryland's Eastern Shore, is one of our region's most haunted places.

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Photographer Documents D.C.'s Haunting Memorials To Street Violence

Photographer Lloyd Wolf travels to murder sites across the District to document street memorials set up to honor murder victims.

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‘Ghosts of Georgetown’ Chases Three Centuries Of Ghosts

We'll take a spirit-rich stroll through Georgetown with the author of a new book about the neighborhood's alleged apparitions.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Haunted D.C.

We'll gear up for some ghost hunting as we bring you our annual celebration of the region's creepiest and spookiest.


Ex-Navy Carrier USS Forrestal Sold For 1 Cent

The vessel is famous for a 1967 incident in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War, when a stray missile triggered a massive fire that killed more than 130 sailors.

Put Some Sizzle In Your Halloween Costume ... With Sausage?

Costumes made of real food have long provoked reactions of both delight and horror. Many have sparked discussions about race, hunger, vegetarianism, commercialism, sexuality, morality and the ever-popular female body image. Here are a few of the more memorable examples.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin: "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, And The Golden Age Of Journalism"

The nation's 26th president was both a leader of the Republican Party and a Progressive. How Theodore Roosevelt used his "bully pulpit" -- a term he coined -- to push through laws to break up monopolies, protect consumers and create national parks.

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'War Of The Worlds,' 75 Years Later

It was 75 years ago that Orson Welles produced one of the most famous broadcasts in radio history: "War of the Worlds." But much of the mythology now associated with the original broadcast -- stories of miscarriages and suicides -- may be as fictional as the play's alien invasion storyline. Radio historian Neil Verma joins Kojo to explore what really happened, as well as the craft behind the radio play itself