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Researching Paranormal Stories
A reporter for TSSN, Sam Saxton, is among several guests invited to tour Oklahoma City's Overholser Mansion. As Sam records the tour for his new podcast series exploring urban legends, he has a chance meeting with Professor Geoff DeRoot, who researches the paranormal history of Oklahoma. When the two get separated from the tour group, they begin to question the whether or not the mansion is haunted.
19 min 29 sec
Sam Saxton gathers interviews from people in Downtown Oklahoma City about the famous Skirvin Hotel, where everyone has their own opinion about whether it is haunted. Geoff DeRoot is convinced it hosts numerous ghosts and claims to have a contact with firsthand encounters. As Sam digs for the truth, there seems to be more questions than answers.
23 min 23 sec
After receiving a distraught voicemail from a patron of the Tower Theatre, Sam and Geoff arrange a tour there. Geoff is particularly interested because of the stories from other local theatres such as the Pollard, Lyric, and Sooner Theatre. When the two arrive, they get a story they weren’t expecting.
31 min 9 sec
After Sam and Geoff toured the Tower Theatre, they stopped inside Scottie's Deli where they ran into Greg Elwell of I Ate Oklahoma. Inspired by Greg's ghost stories of restaurants with an immoral past, Sam and Geoff set off to meet with Kimberly Lock, the owner of Kendall's Restaurant in Noble, Oklahoma where they try to stir up some activity.
27 min 36 sec
Inspired by a mysterious EVP message, Sam and Geoff visit The Paramount Building in Oklahoma City’s Film Row. As they learn the history and paranormal tales of the district, Sam starts to scratch the surface of Geoff’s past.
37 min 53 sec
Sam and Geoff meet up with Charles Stout, a walking encyclopedia for all things Bricktown Brewery. Stout shares the history of Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district as well as give a tour of a few unexplained things in the restaurant. The professor also reveals to Sam some research he’s been doing on a person of interest.
28 min 53 sec
After being invited to join another podcast group at the Stone Lion Inn in Guthrie, Sam and Geoff arrive early to Oklahoma's most haunted town to gather more stories while there. Local residents give personal experiences of downtown and Stacey Frazier of the Guthrie Ghost Walk shares a treasure trove of stories about a town where the truth is even more shocking than the legends.
37 min 53 sec
The Stone Lion Inn Bed & Breakfast in Guthrie, Oklahoma has been featured in numerous books and TV series for its ghost stories. Sam and Geoff team up with The Okie Show Show podcast to check out the paranormal activity in a place that the owner refers to as being "a house with issues."
Sam and Geoff conduct separate interviews with Sam getting a second opinion from Localites OKC on places they've visited and Geoff learning about the legendary Chinese Tunnels. Their conversations add new levels of mystery to the tales of Oklahoma.
30 min 7 sec
Tasked by Professor DeRoot, Sam returns to the Overholser Mansion to investigate an item that was gifted to the Overholsers by George Grayson. The next day, the professor requests Sam's presence as he found an entrance to the lost Chinese Tunnels. Learn what they find in the season finale of Tales Unveiled!
22 min 56 sec
In the season two premiere, Sam Saxton meets with Detective Valerie James to follow up with what he discovered in the underground tunnels. A few months later, Professor Geoff DeRoot calls Sam about some stories about Medicine Park that might relate to their experience.
34 min 59 sec
On the hunt to learn more about the mysterious Iron Door legend, Sam and Geoff meet with Steven Pemberton II, a well-traveled hiker of the Wichita Mountains. Sam and Geoff also explore the Parallel Forest for themselves.
22 min 34 sec
After receiving a concerning voicemail from Detective James, Geoff and Sam meet up to learn some grave news. Then the two visit Edmond with Marnie Vinge of the Eerie Okie podcast who takes them to Silver Leaf Gems where they are introduced to Stephanie Carel for ghost stories about Edmond.
33 min 26 sec
In hopes of raising the professor's spirits, Sam and Geoff leave Oklahoma City to travel east along Route 66 to collect ghost stories. Along the way, they make pit stops, like in Arcadia to find why the Round Barn isn't haunted. In Chandler, they learn about Route 66 from artist and author Jerry McClanahan and hear ghost stories at Route 66 Interpretive Center with Susan Pordos and the Manvel Avenue Coffee Co with Steven Conway. On the way back, they visit with Dawn Shelton of the Luther Register News for some hometown spooky stories.
46 min 19 sec
Sam and Geoff travel to El Reno - not for their onion burgers, but to meet with paranormal investigator and author Tanya Mccoy-Womack. At Iron Tree Coffee, Tanya talks about El Reno's history, ghost stories, and local cryptids.
32 min 24 sec
As part of the professor's continued effort to check in with all of his contacts, Sam and Geoff travel to Shawnee where they meet with Dee and Loren from IOKP, Investigating Oklahoma's Paranormal. Dee and Loren share tales of Shawnee's ghosts, including the Ritz Theatre, the radio station, and the lively downtown.
31 min 49 sec
Geoff and Sam travel on the Oklahoma City streetcar with Caitlin Ford from EMBARK where the professor shares ghost stories he's collected along the route. This episode is brought to you by EMBARK - providing streetcar, ferry transit, bike share, and bus services in Oklahoma City and Norman. Their transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and improving air quality. Learn more at embarkok.com and then explore the city using public transportation.
26 min 44 sec
Bryan Herring. It was the name that kept popping up when Sam and Geoff where in Chandler for their Route 66 day trip. Before the two could reach out to him, Bryan invited them back to Chandler to meet with the Lincoln County Paranormal Investigators for more stories about the town as well as other frightful tales in Oklahoma.
48 min 56 sec
Sam and Geoff travel to see Teri French, founder of the Tulsa Spirit Tours, who has been sharing Tulsa's colorful past with locals and visitors alike for over a decade. They meet at Foolish Things Coffee where Teri discusses the city's history, including stories of the Tulsa Race Massacre, serial killers, and prohibition scandals.
31 min 25 sec
Under a full moon, Sam and Geoff arrive at the Enid Cemetery for the town's annual Tombstone Tales event after receiving an invite from Visit Enid. The next day, the two meet Russ Frazee and Errol Wofford at Garfield Furniture to learn more about the town’s history and connection to John Wilkes Booth's death there.
With Sam recovering from the flu, Geoff took the University of Oklahoma Ghost Tour and recalled the ghost stories to Sam. The tour included tales about Holmberg Hall, where a music professor is said to play in the night, footsteps on the glass-plated floors of the library decks, a little boy roller-skating through the third floor of Ellison Hall, and Mex the Dog still cheering for the football team.
25 min 24 sec
Unbeknownst to Sam, Geoff has been researching other hauntings in Enid. The professor meets with Sam at the studio where he shares the stories he learned about a spirit that's still trying to fix an elevator, an explosion sound that haunts a school, a boy trying to keep people away from a lake, and more.
21 min 10 sec
Sam and Geoff travel south to Lexington where they meet Glen McDonald, the owner of Anomalist Books. Glen shares stories about what people have encountered in his building as well as stories of bigfoot throughout Oklahoma. When Sam returns home, he makes a startling discovery.
23 min 29 sec
In the season finale, Sam and Geoff interview Dani and Whitney from the podcast Creepy Caffeine. Whitney and Dani share their paranormal experiences about Shawnee and the USS Batfish. Later, Sam and Geoff meet an individual calming to be George Grayson who requires an item in the professor's possession.
32 min 11 sec
The journey for the third season of ghost stories, urban legends, and local history began on a dark, January night. Sam Saxton and Professor Geoff DeRoot traveled to Purcell to visit the McClain County Historical Society for stories about the country and a chance to see the ghost of Mr. McClain.
26 min 15 sec
With a full schedule, Sam and Geoff arrive in Bartlesville, Oklahoma for various ghost stories about the town and visit a mysterious attraction.
54 min 1 sec
After getting a fortune from one of those old Zoltar machines, Sam and Geoff visit with Garrett Hartness at the Constantine Theater interview for the history of Pawhuska and stories about the theater.
34 min 17 sec
It was June before Sam and the Professor saw each other again. The pandemic didn’t stop the Professor from his research and he was eager to meet Art Peters at the Hinton Historical Museum.
35 min 24 sec
Keeping closer to home, Sam and Geoff visit the Stockyard City district, a part of Oklahoma City they don't normally visit. Cindy Scarberry from the Rodeo Opry Foundation was kind enough to host the interview session and brought Stefani and Greg to share tales of the unexplained in the district.
33 min 33 sec
The Professor invites Sam for a walk in Sutton Wilderness in Norman to share his research on the area. Stories include the Sutton Goatman, spirits still working at the Griffin Memorial, and a disaster.
21 min 32 sec
With Fort Washita closed and no plans for any ghost tours, Sam organizes an interview for storytellers to share their tales. In this first of two parts, hear the history of the fort and spooky tales involving the parade grounds, vanishing dogs, the west barracks, the blacksmith shop, and the spring-well head.
31 min 19 sec
In this second installment of ghost stories about Fort Washita, Sam and Geoff hear tales about spirits at a bridge, the stickball post, an unsettling experience at a rendezvous event, and more the cabin.
45 min 38 sec
Sam and Geoff visit with Tanya McCoy, author of the new Haunted Shawnee book, for stories about the town. They discuss tales about the Aldridge Hotel, the ghosts roaming Shawnee's train tracks, Oklahoma's mining towns, and how to keep dark spirits from following.
26 min 49 sec
Inspired by his fortune, Geoff invites Sam to visit with Michael Gonzales at the 45th Infantry Division Museum. The museum's curator talks about his first encounter and the findings of paranormal investigators who have visited.
30 min 33 sec
In the season three finale of Tales Unveiled, Sam invites Geoff to the TSSN studios' storage room to see if there are any tools to help the professor open the mysterious box he received on Halloween. Inside, they find some documents from someone they didn't expect to hear from.
26 min 48 sec
In the season four premiere, Sam and Geoff travel to Weatherford, Oklahoma to meet Nathan Gunter at the Heartland of America Museum on Route 66. After touring the historical museum, Nathan takes Sam and Geoff to the location known as Dead Woman's Crossing.
36 min 46 sec
Sam and Geoff travel to Wynnewood where they interview paranormal investigator John Mcqulliam. They talk about the Eskridge Hotel, Turner Falls, and the Lady in White at Veteran's Lake. After the interview, Sam and Geoff visit Oklahoma's other gravity hill, Magnetic Hill in Springer. Then as they're heading home, Sam receives a voicemail from Detective Valerie James about a second murder.
26 min 49 sec
Sam and Geoff meet up with Ryan Fogle of Ride OKC at a new coffee shop called NEON in Oklahoma City's Plaza District. From there, Ryan leads the group a few blocks north to the corner of NW 18st Street and Carey Place where they discuss the murder at the Hatchet House. Sam and Geoff get a call from Detective Valerie James and they began to notice a pattern in the murders.
22 min 27 sec
Sam and Geoff travel to Sulphur, Oklahoma where they meet Linda and Emily to talk about Flower Bluff Manor as well as other tales of the town. During a tour of the bed and breakfast, Sam captured an EVP from one of the residents. After touring the manor, Sam and Geoff meet with Detective Valerie James in regards to a fourth murder victim.
48 min 16 sec
In the season finale, as Sam and Geoff arrived in Sulphur to interview Tanya McCoy, they receive a FaceTime call from Detective Valerie James about a fifth murder. The two talk with Tanya about ghost stories in Sulphur, Ada, Blackwell, and other small towns, as well as the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City. A few days after the interview, Geoff requests Sam to join him outside the Norman Public Library, where Geoff plans to confront George Grayson.
37 min 32 sec