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Galveston Ghost Podcast

Galveston Ghost Podcast

By Jim O'Neill
Tales of ghosts, hauntings and paranormal experiences from Galveston Island.
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Episode #34 My First Paranormal Experience - Very Cool - Literally.
As the Ghost Host of this podcast, I've seen a lot of unexplainable videos, photographs and heard some pretty remarkable stories.  But, it wasn't until recently that I had my first close encounter of a paranormal kind.  It happened in the legendary Gingerbread house and you'll hear all about it on this episode.  And, for those considering a Ghost Bus Tour, we even captured a video of what may be the spirit I encountered.  You can see the video on the Ghost Bus Tour from the Galveston Experience Company - - and we hope to interview the non-spirit you'll see in the video for our next episode of the Galveston Ghost Podcast. 
August 02, 2021
Episode #33 - Hotel Galvez Turns a Skeptic into a True Believer - New Ghost Hunt!
There's a reason why the Hotel Galvez is considered one of the most haunted places on Galveston Island.  We get more stories from here than any other single location, and when you hear Mitchell tell what happened to him, you'll understand why he went from skeptic to believer in a matter of minutes.  You'll also hear about a new Galveston Ghost Hunt that will take you to some of the most historic and haunted places on Galveston Island, several of which have been featured on the Galveston Ghost Podcast.  Hunt ghosts at the Hotel Galvez, the Menard Home, Gingerbread House, Moody Mansion, Aston Villa, at Pirate Jean Lafitte's Maison Rouge, Bishops Palace and down on the strand at BLU, Mysticatz and many other locations. Full details at
October 09, 2020
Episode #32 Return to Room 501 at the Galvez and a New Ghost Hunt
The Galveston Ghost Podcast celebrates our second year with a return to the room where it all started, Room 501 at the Galvez.  We recap some of the many things that have happen since we started the Podcast, including starting our Ghost Bus Tours, learning of many more haunted Island locations, creating the 501 Club on Facebook for people to share their stories, and coming soon the Galveston Ghost Hunt. COVID caused us to pause our bus tours for the month of April, and we used that time to create a new Galveston App which can be found at www.Galveston.VIP - and it includes a HAUNTED GALVESTON section, definitely worth checking out - and soon you'll see our new Ghost Hunt appear here.  Thanks to Hotel Paranormal for their use of the audio clip from the Galvez.  You can hear more about this story on Episode #19 of the Galveston Ghost Podcast, and see the photo of the Ghost who appeared outside his window on the cover page of that episode.  Watch the complete episode including the video taken from the room that night on Season 1, Episode 5 "When Ghosts Attach" on Hotel Paranormal with Dan Aykroyd. 
August 18, 2020
Episode #31 Poltergeist Activity at BLU Boutique on The Strand
We first met Michelle, the Owner of BLU in December of 2018 when we were searching locations for the Galveston Ghost Bus Tour and and at that time she shared some of the paranormal happenings in her store.  Later, we learned of a security video of a heavy crystal lamp moving and falling off a sales counter, and another of a large painting flying off the wall - even there was not any breeze in the store at all.   In this episode, Michelle tells more about both these occurrences as well as a spirit who entertained some of her customers with a piano performance.  The Galveston Ghost Podcast is produced in the Studios of - located in the Galveston Experience Company at 15th and Seawall Boulevard in Galveston, Texas. 
June 24, 2020
Episode #30 - Part 5 of the Gingerbread House - A trip to the Haunted Attic
If you've heard the previous episodes from the Gingerbread house, you know there is a LOT of activity in the attic.  Join Ghost Hunter Kate and the owner of the house as they tour the attic.  And, consider joining us for an OVERNIGHT stay in this house.  For a limited time you can get 50% off a gift certificate from the Galveston Experience Company - use the code TWOFER at the EXPERIENCES page at - the gift certificate will not expire, but the offer is only good while Galveston is on COVID lockdown.  The Galveston Ghost Podcast is produced at the studios of 
April 21, 2020
Episode 29 - Part 4 of the Gingerbread House - The Doll and More Ghostly Guest Experiences
Join us as we continue hearing about the many spirits who occupy the Gingerbread House, where the doll came from, and stories from previous guest experiences in the house. Lots of interest from our previous episode where we announced we are planning overnight ghost hunts here in the future.  During the time the Galveston Experience Company tours are closed we are offering 50% off on future events, historic, hurricane or ghost bus tours from GEX.  Click on the Experiences page at and use discount code TWOFER.  There is no expiration date, and is intended for individual use or gifting to your friends or family.  Not for corporate use or resale.  If you have any questions, contact us at 
April 12, 2020
Episode #28 Part 3 of the Gingerbread House - Would you join us for a stay?
The more we talk to the owners of the Gingerbread House, the more stories are revealed.  In this episode you'll also hear from the husband who, with his wife, own what may be the most haunted house on Galveston Island.  We'll also revisit the Broadway Cemetery.  We also mention the 501 Club on Facebook and how the topic of the Gingerbread house has resulted in a plan to do an overnight ghost hunt in the house.  If you're interested, visit the Experiences page at to purchase a gift certificate which can be used for this future event, or a future historic, hurricane or Ghost Bus Tour.  Thanks to Billy Hill for the great cover shot from the Broadway Cemetery. 
April 08, 2020
Episode #27 - Part 2 of the Gingerbread House - Ghosts Decorated my Christmas Tree!
There are so many spirits throughout the Gingerbread House, Ghosthunter Kate had an extended interview with the owner.  Hear more about the various types, and how the even gave her an assist with her Christmas decorations.  The Galveston Ghost Podcast is produced in the studios of - colocated with the Galveston Experience Company and Seawall Sugar Skull Shop at 1522 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston, Texas.  More details at
March 21, 2020
Episode #26 - The Gingerbread House Part 1 - the History and Hauntings
We first learned of the Gingerbread house from some guests who were staying there over the 4th of July weekend in 2019.  They shared their haunted experiences and were so shaken by what they witnessed that they refused to go back and stay for the rest of the weekend.  Another guest who was on our Ghost Bus Tour on Halloween of 2019 shared the owners contact information with us and Ghosthunter Kate met her at the house to do an interview. In addition, Kate researched the history of the house, it's owners and boarders.  At least one of whom may still be there today.  Be sure to subscribe to be notified when Part 2 of this interesting story will be released.   The Galveston Ghost Podcast is produced by - your source for local Galveston events, weather and a cool Beachy music mix.
February 25, 2020
Episode #25 - Paranormal Activity at the Peanut Butter Warehouse
Just off the Strand at 20th Street in Galveston sits the historic Peanut Butter Warehouse where we had heard several reports of guests experiencing Poltergeist activity, some even seeing a ghostly figure at the bar with a gunshot wound in the head.  We paid a visit to talk to Alma and Tommy who are the proprietors of the Marketplace and the Three Doors Down Bar who shared their experience with the ghost they have named "Jack".  For our loyal Podcast listeners who are interested in taking one of the Ghost Bus Tours from the Galveston Experience Company, we also provide a discount code in the Podcast so you can enjoy the interactive audio video experience and firsthand stories on the Galveston Ghost Bus. If you have any stories you'd like to share, contact us at
December 12, 2019
Episode #24 - Poltergeist Activity at the Galvez, a Recap of Year One and Ghost Bus Tours
Just over a year since we started the Galveston Ghost Podcast and SO much has happened, moving to the Island, starting the Galveston Experience Company,, our Ghost Bus Tours, Galveston Historic Tours, and thousands of people have visited, and received their FREE photo with our resident ghost at 1522 Seawall. We've had a great time getting to know our Island neighbors and hearing so many stories of paranormal activity.  One recent guest on the Ghost Bus Tour shared the story you'll hear in this episode of poltergeist activity at the Galvez.    Enjoy, and remember to subscribe to be notified when we release our next episode, currently in the works.  If you'd like to book a Ghost Bus Tour or Historic tour, visit See you at the Beach!
October 12, 2019
Episode #17 - A Graveyard Ghost Conversation
Ghosthunter Kate takes some new upgraded equipment to one of Galveston's historic graveyards and the results may give you goosebumps.  We also give you the website to get a preview of what we are planning to bring to Galveston Island.  We hope you will make plans to join us on the Island. 
September 01, 2019
Episode #23 - "The Most Haunted Place I've Ever Been" - a Final Visit to the Haunted Captains House
The Captain's House in Galveston was used as a vacation rental and visitors from all over the world tell very similar stories of their experiences, seeing the same person that the owner saw growing up in the house as a young girl.  When she married, her husband lived with her in the house and he saw the same Captain in Victorian clothing that she saw as a young girl.   On this episode, you'll hear from two people who stayed in the house, and their haunted experiences.  The Captains house is one of the stops on the Galveston Ghost Bus Tour, visit the EXPERIENCES tab at Be sure to subscribe - the Haunted Warehouse will be featured in our next episode. 
September 01, 2019
Episode #22 - Haunted Hotel Stories from the Galvez and Tremont House and other strangeness on The Strand
When the owners of the Captain's house went to work, they still couldn't get away from the spirit activity.  Each worked at two of the more haunted hotels on Galveston Island.  The Galvez, on Seawall, and the Tremont on Mechanic in Downtown Galveston.   Hear how Mrs. Mitchell may have been enforcing her husband's dietary restrictions from beyond the Grave.   Be sure and book a Ghost Bus Tour on your next trip to Galveston at and hear more first-person ghost stories from around the most haunted City in America. 
July 13, 2019
Episode #21 - The Captains House Part #2
Since we published the first episode with the former owners of the Captains house, we've received even more stories from guests who have stayed there, so we'll be adding a FOURTH episode to this series.  You can also hear these stories on the Ghost Bus Tours now available on Galveston Island from the Galveston Experience Company.  For more information, click the EXPERIENCES tab at  We hope you'll join us on the Galveston Ghost Bus for firsthand Galveston Ghost Stories and the #1 Ghost Tour on Galveston Island..
June 12, 2019
Episode #20 - The Haunted Captains House Part 1
Some houses are so haunted, there are so many stories that it takes more than one episode to tell them all.  In this first of 3 part series, we hear about a house in Galveston's historic district where ghosts were seen not only by the residents, but the cleaning staff and guest who stayed there as a vacation rental.  Also an update on the coming Ghost Bus Tours in Galveston available from the Galveston Experience Company at 15th and Seawall.  The Galveston Ghost Podcast is produced by Radio Galveston,
April 20, 2019
Episode #19 Two FORMER skeptics encounter a Ghost in Room 501 at the Hotel Galvez
We've heard many stories from Room 501 at the Galvez Hotel in Galveston but this one also comes with photos and was enough to turn two non-believers into true believers.  You can hear it in their voices.   This story and photo even prompted the creation of a Club 501 group on Facebook.  If you'd like more information about stories, photos and videos from Room 501, we welcome you to join us for more discussion of the many paranormal activities in this very haunted room. 
March 27, 2019
Episode #18 Ghosts on Galveston's West End - Haunted Seven Seas Grocery
Several employees of Seven Seas Grocery tell stories of their experiences, many contributing the hauntings to the former owner "Red".   The store is located on Galveston's west end, Pirates Beach.  Details also about the upcoming Ghost Bus Tours being planned by the Galveston Experience Company.  Get more details online at
March 08, 2019
Episode #16 - Marie Laveau, Haunted Hospital, early Galveston Ghosts
The third installment of our interview with Tara who tells a story of Marie Laveau and she and Kate discuss early Galveston Ghosts and a little boy haunting a hospital. 
January 18, 2019
Episode #15 - Stories of a Haunted hotel, Graveyard and Tarot at the Witchery
Part 2 of a 3 part interview with Tara who has some very compelling stories from around the Island of Galveston.  Listening to her stories may turn you from a skeptic to a believer. 
January 08, 2019
Episode #14 - Hauntings at Murdochs
A former Murdochs employee tells of several ghostly encounters she's had at the store.  
December 25, 2018
Episode #13 - Paranormal Activity at Mysticatz - Catchy Catching part 3
The third installment of the interview with Cathy Catching discussing several paranormal events in her store and a sneak preview of her next book.
December 08, 2018
Episode #12 - The Healing Power of Angels - Cathy Catching part #2
Part 2 of our 3 part interview with author and angel intuitive Cathy Catching from Mysticatz on the Strand in Galveston, Texas.
November 26, 2018
Episode #11 - Of Ghosts and Angels - Cathy Catching Part #1
Author and Angel Intuitive Cathy Catching describes how she was healed by Angels in part 1 of a 3 part interview conducted at her shop Mysticatz on the Strand in Galveston.
November 20, 2018
Episode #10 - A Very Close Ghost Encounter
An uncomfortably close Ghost encounter told by the eye witness. At their request, their voice has been altered to protect their identity.
November 11, 2018
Episode #9 - A Voice in the Graveyard
Most people are skeptics - until you have a firsthand paranormal experience. Join Ghosthunter Kate and her family in a graveyard as a skeptic becomes a believer.
November 02, 2018
Episode #8 - The Friendly Ghost
A 30 year resident of Galveston tells of a few encounters with a friendly spirit that shared their home at 25th and K Streets in Galveston.
October 25, 2018
Episode #7 - Haunted Bishops Palace
Many claim Walter Gresham and his wife Josephine still haunt the house that was theirs before it was known as Bishops Palace. Hear about a firsthand sighting from a visitor in her own words, and some Galveston Island Poltergeist activity.
October 04, 2018
Episode #6 - Sleeping with a Ghost
A young girl grew up in a very haunted house on Avenue M in Galveston. As an adult she tells the tales of the haunting, waking up with a ghost in her bed, and who she thinks the ghost may have been.
September 26, 2018
Episode #5 - A night watchman's ghost tour of Galveston
Hear first-hand ghost stories from around Galveston Island from a night watchman who spent many late nights in buildings around Galveston, and even had haunted experiences in his own home.
September 16, 2018
Episode #4 - The Ghost Ship
A Galveston couple both experience a ghost ship near the old Balinese room in the Gulf of Mexico.
September 04, 2018
Episode #3 - A Ghost Girl in my Dressing Room.
Ghosthunter Kate talks about haunted "hot spots" and interviews a former actress who had a close encounter with a well known "ghost girl" in her dressing room.
August 28, 2018
Episode #2 - A ghost in my bed!
The experience that turned Kate Kerr into a ghost hunter and started her mission of collecting Ghost Stories around Galveston Island.
August 16, 2018
Episode #1 - Galveston Ghost Podcast - Meet Ghosthunter Kate
Hear about the ghosts and hauntings in Galveston, Texas from eye witnesses, in their own words. Meet GGP Ghosthunter Kate and hear her ghost history. To tell your ghost story, call 409-741-3400.
August 15, 2018