A Ghost Report from the St. Johns Hearld on May 7, 1891

Spectral Edition

Spectral violin music was heard in a gold miner’s cabin in rural Alabama.

The cabin had belonged to Daniel McLeod, known for the Scottish tunes he had played on his fiddle. The evidence suggests that McLeod had been murdered by his mining partner, Martin Burke.

And if Burke wasn’t punished for the crime in this world, he just might have been in the next.


Each Wednesday, I post an actual ghost report from a U.S. newspaper published between 1865 and 1918. You can also hear me read the articles on The Big Séance and the History Goes Bump podcasts — or listen to previously released recordings here.


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