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Mart Meiel, Steve Drown

From the series Uncuffed:

When Mart Meiel was a kid, he heard his grandmother’s voice saying he would go to Alcatraz for twice as long as Al Capone. For years, he dismissed the idea. Alcatraz closed down. Then one day, Mart got a clue from an unlikely place.

Uncuffed is produced by men at Solano State Prison. Learn more about them here.

From mortuary to music venue: Is The Chapel haunted?

Oct 31, 2018
Nathan Bennett / Courtesy of The Chapel

In the late 1800s, San Francisco started to get crowded. To make more room, the city outlawed burials, and it moved all of its cemeteries south, to Colma. The business of funerals, however, stayed in San Francisco. The Southern Pacific Railroad cut through the Mission on its way to Colma and new mortuaries started opening up along Valencia Street. Including in the building that’s now The Chapel.

From gold rush to ghost town: A trip to Port Costa

Oct 30, 2018
Devin Earthman

Thirty miles northeast of Oakland, just across the Carquinez Strait from Benicia sits the town of Port Costa. It was built just after the Gold Rush as a ferry landing for the busy Central Pacific Railroad. But trucking made both ferries and railroads unnecessary, and things slowed down in Port Costa.

A visit to the haunted USS Hornet in Alameda

Oct 29, 2018
Zoë Ferrigno / KALW News

A visit to the USS Hornet in Alameda is like taking a trip back in time. The ship served in both World War II and Vietnam, and it famously recovered the Apollo 11 astronauts from the Pacific after the 1969 moon landing.

Dealing with ghosts in Japan’s disaster zone

Oct 31, 2017
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Garry Welch/Released. Used under license from Google Images (noncommercial reuse with modification / cropped from original)

The Spot: Strange Enough Things

Oct 30, 2016

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

Have you ever seen a ghost?  A Pew Research study asked that question last year around this time, and 18 percent of the American respondents answered yes.

I haven’t seen one, but I think one sat on top of me in bed once.


Beware the Bhoots!

Oct 30, 2013

Sandip Roy is haunted in India.