Haunted Jacksonville

In this episode of Common Grounds, we explore some of the haunted locations around Jacksonville and speak with Dr. Paul Beezley of the History Department about death and burial practices through the years and how they influence beliefs in and a fascination for ghosts.

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In this episode, we discuss:
  • Some haunted locations around Jacksonville
  • How cultural beliefs surrounding death and burial contribute to and influence our beliefs regarding ghosts and hauntings
  • The SciFi Book Club
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Explore these Resources

The Jacksonville Public Library
Dr. Paul Beezley
  • webpage: http://www.jsu.edu/history/beezley.html
  • The book mentioned during Dr. Beezley’s interview is The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
The SciFi Book Club
  • “Stars Fell of Alabama” by Frank Perkins and Mitchell Parish, performed by Dr. Andy Nevala of the JSU David L. Walters Department of Music
  • "Polyphony,” written and performed by Frederik Magle (http://www.magle.dk)

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