Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked

Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked

By Snap Judgment

New episodes releasing every other week. Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment Studios, and hosted by Glynn Washington. Season 7 will be streaming  through Spring 2023.



After the birth of her second child, Elijah, Sabrina starts to wonder if she’s brought home more from the hospital than just her new baby. Thank you, Sabrina, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Yari Bundy, artwork by Teo Ducot
11/11/22·38m 29s

The Sinkhole

One day, while out landscaping his yard, Moses reaches into the dirt and pulls out a handful of bones. He wants to find out who they belong to. But that might not be such a good idea… Thank you, Moses Thompson, for sharing your story with the Spooked! Folks, if you want to know more about Moses and his house, check out this article.  Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Yari Bundy, artwork by Teo Ducot
28/10/22·37m 56s

Pali Lookout

It’s March 1980, and best friends Lopaka and Sean decide to ditch class and head to the Pali Lookout, a tourist destination just outside of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. They’re hanging out, taking in the sights… but nothing can prepare them for what happens when they decide to venture off the beaten path. Thank you, Lopaka Kapanui, for lifting back the veil with Spooked! If you want more stories about spirits, legends, and the Mysteries of Hawaii, Lopaka’s got you covered. Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot
21/10/22·34m 55s

Hotel Hell-o Dolly

Hotels and dolls can be full of charm — others are horrifying and cause alarm. STORIES: Hotel Hell Kimberly was expecting a luxurious hotel room. Someone in it… was expecting her. Thanks to Kimberly and Colin for sharing your story! Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Doug Stuart Dolly Some dolls are pretty, some dolls are nice, some dolls are waiting for you... in the night. BIG thanks, Mary, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Ella June Pierson Artwork by Teo Ducot
07/10/22·40m 22s

Matt's Flat

Matt is calm, peaceful, and very chill, but his apartment has a dark past. On one rainy night in Birmingham, his flat mate finally makes herself known, and her story unfolds. Produced by Greta Weber, original score by Leon Morimoto, artwork by Teo Ducot
23/09/22·37m 22s

Los Chaneques

Saulo knows the stories about the mischievous creatures who lurk in the forests and beaches of Oaxaca. But one night a hunt for turtle eggs becomes a search for the truth. Thank you, Saulo, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Erick Yañez, original score by Leon Morimoto, artwork by Teo Ducot Erick doesn’t just work for Spooked, he is also the producer of a horror fiction podcast that you are gonna love. Check out Psicofonías wherever you get your podcasts.
09/09/22·38m 50s

Season VII Trailer

Spooked Season VII is risen. Host Glynn Washington is diving deep into unknown corners of the world—creatures hidden in the dark crag of the Appalachian, secrets stowed in the murky depths of the Caribbean, forbidden magic from Mexico, and so much more. Listen if you dare. Just don’t say we didn’t warn you. Leave the lights on. Trust us. Spooked Season 7 is coming with 26 brand NEW episodes September 9th!!! And things are about to get dark. To listen to all episodes of Spooked as they’re released regularly through next Spring, subscribe to the Luminary Channel on Apple Podcasts, or directly on Luminary,
30/08/22·2m 49s

Dad and the Three Caskets

Spooked's own Annie Nguyen shares her family’s ghost story. When her father got the call from his siblings and cousins back in Vietnam, asking him to help them find their ancestors’ missing caskets, he got on the first plane out of California. But when he got there, he realized they needed to call on higher powers to help them locate the long-lost grave sites. BIG love and thanks to Poppa Nguyen, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot Translation by George Q. Nguyen - please note the translation was condensed for clarity.
25/08/22·30m 22s

Dismal Falls

There are some places, deep in the woods, far away from civilization, that are magical. Chuck is hiking deep in the Appalachian woods when he stumbles upon one of these places: Dismal Falls. But Dismal Falls isn’t all fairies and rainbows. It’s a place of dark magic. Thanks, Chuck, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Greta Weber, original score by Clay Xavier, artwork by Teo Ducot
19/08/22·26m 59s

Season VII Announcement

Have you left the lights on? Good, because you will need them. Spooked Season VII returns September, 2022. Be prepared for 26 entirely new episodes, created in the dark of night. To listen to all episodes of Spooked as they’re released subscribe to the Luminary Channel on Apple Podcasts, or directly on Luminary at
22/07/22·1m 14s

Announcement: Spooked Continues Every Other Friday

It’s true; there are more all-new Spooked stories ahead, stories that haven’t been heard before. Stick around listeners. Follow this feed. Season 6 runs through May 2022. To listen to all new Spooked episodes as they’re released, subscribe to Luminary directly, or to the Luminary Channel on Apple Podcasts. Either way, just go to

Romeo & Juliet

A pair of star-crossed lovers encounter the paranormal in fair Wisconsin, where we lay our scene. Thank you, Kelsey Brennan & Andy Truschinski, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Zöe Ferrigno, original score by Nicholas Marks
26/10/21·27m 28s

Corporal Cummings

It’s 1967. Jerry has been drafted and just landed in Vietnam. He keeps meeting another young soldier, Cummings… and every time they run into each other, something terrible seems to happen. This episode does contain scenes of war and combat violence, sensitive listeners please be advised. Thanks, Jerry, for sharing your story with us! Learn more about Jerry on his website and Facebook. Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Daniel Riera Artwork by Teo Ducot
02/10/21·27m 2s


Bill is home from college, on his way to meet his girlfriend, when his car swerves off the road… Thank you, Bill Love, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Leon Morimoto Artwork by Teo Ducot
25/09/21·30m 57s

Flora and the Fox

When Flora heads to China to spend time with family for the summer, she realizes her young cousin is acting weird. Almost like he’s someone… or something else entirely. Thank you, Flora, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Doug Stuart Artwork by Teo Ducot
18/09/21·32m 42s

Green Demon

When Austin’s dad starts having night terrors, the family thinks it’s just nightmares -- but Austin thinks something else is going on. He soon discovers that there is an actual demon plaguing his father… and Austin must confront it. Thank you, Austin, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Leon Morimoto Artwork by Teo Ducot
11/09/21·32m 35s

Fright at the Museum

Jen is about to start an internship at a museum. But this isn’t a typical museum… It's built inside two old, historic mansions. By this time, the original owners of these two old homes are long gone -- or are they? Thank you, Jen, for sharing your story with the Spooked! Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Leon Morimoto Artwork by Teo Ducot
04/09/21·31m 5s

A Murder of Crows

Birds talk to each other about everything -- where to find food, where to roost, when to migrate. What messages might they have for us? STORIES The Head We all know the old wives’ tales: don’t walk under a ladder or you’ll have bad luck; don’t step on the crack or you’ll break your mama’s back. Dan is about to discover another, more sinister omen… with deadly consequences. Thanks, Dan, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Maryam Qudus A Murder of Crows Mike is pretty sure he’s going crazy. Every time he sees a crow, it seems like it’s trying to tell him something: to watch out, to beware. What are they trying to warn him of? Thanks, Mike, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Alyia Yates, original score by Lauryn Newson Artwork by Teo Ducot
27/08/21·36m 47s

Friends on the Other Side

Sometimes, spirits reach out and ask us for help. And sometimes, they reach out to give us what we need, too. STORIES Night Nurse Dennis is a nurse, a helper. But when spirits of former patients reach out to him, he’s not sure if he can care for them. Big love to Dennis for sharing his story with the Spooked! Produced by Chris Hambrick, original score by Dakim All Dogs go to Heaven It’s confirmed: all dogs do go to heaven. Thank you, Kristin Kent, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Moises Nunez Artwork by Teo Ducot
21/08/21·30m 10s

Season VI Trailer

Your patience, your penance, your sacrifice... have been accepted. Season VI drops 9/3/21! Brace yourself, you may jump up in fright, and please (no matter what) don’t turn off that light. Get ready for 26 brand NEW Spooked episodes! Never miss an episode - subscribe to the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts to get new episodes as they become available. Be afraid.
13/08/21·2m 4s

Season VI News + “Paint it Black”

You’ve waited. You have kept the faith. And at long last… it is RISEN. Spooked Season VI returns 9/3/21! Get ready for 26 brand NEW episodes crafted in the dark of night. To listen to all episodes of Spooked as they’re released subscribe to the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts.  And just to give you a taste of what’s in store, we’re sharing a story with you from the catacombs that’s never been widely released... “Paint it Black” The most down-to-earth family you will ever meet brushes up with evil forces. Brian, Christian, Mary, and Bridget Mahovlic share what happened to them when they came face-to-face with something demonic. Thank you to Brian, Christian, Mary, and Bridget Mahovlic for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Eliza Smith, original score by Leon Morimoto Be afraid.
23/07/21·22m 3s

Don't Wanna Fright No More

When singer/songwriter & former frontwoman of the Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard, comes up against a hostile spirit in her home, she has to decide: who’s going to get to stay? Brittany... or the ghost?
19/10/20·42m 28s


Lee’s great grandfather, his grandfather, and his father have all seen him: the shapeshifter. They know this man has the power to curse them, to hurt them. Lee wonders: is this man coming for him too? 
05/10/20·37m 2s

The Haunting of Radio Centro

Everyone who works at Radio Centro knows it’s haunted. But Guillermo, the host on the station’s paranormal show “Tell it Tonight” is about to discover that he has psychic powers that make him susceptible to the station’s haunts. 
02/10/20·32m 47s


David’s family has owned the same plot of farmland in North Carolina for over 300 years. As he gets older, he starts to realize that some family members have never really left.
14/09/20·33m 44s

Teacher’s Pet

Kristen Cortez is a new teacher in beautiful Los Gatos, California. From her classroom window, she can see rolling, golden hills. Redwood trees. The sun is almost always shining. And yet… something lurks. 
28/08/20·25m 54s

Take Me Home

You are on your smoke break at Walmart. You look down and see a box: inside is a ceramic lamb with a note around its neck asking you to take it home. Do you: a) burn it; b) throw it in the trash, or c) take it home?
21/08/20·32m 0s

Spooked Season V Trailer

A brand NEW season of Spooked begins Friday, August 21st. This is not a path you wish to walk alone… there will be 22 terrifying tales coming to you from the dark side. Be afraid. Original music by Leon Moriomoto Season 5 has 22 new episodes, each released weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Select episodes will be available across streaming platforms, but you can find ALL the new episodes only on Luminary. Visit to start listening.
14/08/20·1m 0s

Campfire Tales VII

Get warmed up for Season V! The new season of Spooked drops 8/21/20 & will have 22 brand new episodes, each released weekly on Mondays & Fridays. Select episodes will be available across streaming platforms, but you can find ALL the new episodes only on Luminary. Visit to start listening!
13/08/20·50m 32s

Spooked will RISE Again

It's never really over... Spooked is a path we walk together. Know this, we return at the end of August, just in time for the Halloween season. Be afraid. 

The Fog

Blair can’t see his hands in front of his face. He can’t see the ground beneath his feet. He’s not in the dark: he’s in a thick cloud of fog. And then, a voice emerges from the mist. This story comes to us from Australia, the original Upside Down.
03/04/20·26m 27s


Betsy keeps seeing a young girl at night in her room. She stands at the end of Betsy’s bed and stares at her. She comes back, over and over: night after night; year after year. Betsy knows she wants something, but she has to figure out what.
13/03/20·33m 52s

Spooked Season IV Trailer

A whole new season of Spooked returns Friday the 13th of March. Expect all sorts of scary. And if you haven't learned by now... please, don't turn out the lights! Season IV's episodes will be available on Luminary. Download the Luminary mobile app or go to Be afraid. 

The Trespassers

When it comes to the supernatural: don’t poke the bear. Don’t kick the hive. Don’t mess around. Because, when it comes to the supernatural: you’re gonna get what’s coming for you.
14/11/19·34m 25s


Lopaka and his adopted father don’t get along. That is, until forces from beyond the veil intervene.
29/10/19·37m 53s


You know the most haunted places. The houses, the castles, the hotels. And you know the most haunted objects. The mirrors, the necklaces, the dolls. In this episode, we take you to the Stanley Hotel and introduce you to Robert the Doll. Season 3 Episode 15
10/10/19·35m 43s


When Maribel loses her little brother Santi, her very best friend in the world, she learns that love is sometimes stronger than death. We travel to Mexico for this very special Spooked tale.  Season 3 Episode 12 
30/09/19·30m 46s

Portal - Snap Bonus

Jennifer Percy was just a young graduate student researching PTSD, but the closer she got to understanding the inner workings of one soldier’s trauma, the more she lost her own footing in reality.
19/09/19·21m 11s

Sharp Tooth Boy

Bonnie Blagg and her two friends call for Bloody Mary in the mirror on her dresser during a middle school sleepover. Bonnie thinks nothing of it until a ghost boy with long, sharp, bloody teeth appears in her bedroom every single night after that.  Happy Friday the 13th!
13/09/19·28m 52s

Tales from the Smokehouse

Cursed cat bones. Dead dogs. A haunted pond. Master storyteller Todd Narron is our tour guide as we explore the mysterious, spooky American South. Thank you, Todd Narron, for sharing your stories with us! If you want more stories from Todd, check out his incredible books: Country Stories of Ghosts and Bad Men &  Country Stories of Ghosts and Bad Men: Series 2 - The Dead Ones.  Do not miss out on these amazing stories!
02/09/19·26m 28s

Mrs. Hagstrom

When supernatural forces come for her kids, Curtis’s mom stands strong. Mrs. Hagstrom may be the meanest Spooked ghost yet... Season III is ALIVE!! There are 26 new episodes of Spooked coming this season each week through Halloween and into a spooky November. To listen to them all, download the Luminary mobile app or go to 
26/08/19·26m 20s

The Thin Place

Martin is a paramedic. He has a gift for saving peoples' lives. He also has another, darker, gift--one that he doesn’t want to use.
22/08/19·29m 3s

Spooked Season III Trailer

Spooked Season III is upon us! It’s bigger, badder, and scarier than ever. We’ve got new episodes with terrifying tales to keep you up at night... The first episode drops next week, Thursday, 8/22/19. Don't listen alone... All 26 episodes will be available on Luminary. Download the Luminary mobile app or go to
14/08/19·1m 38s

The Night Whistler

The Night Whistler: Cheryl decided that she could make the best out of living in a haunted house. Nothing bad could happen if she made friends with the ghost… right?
25/10/18·28m 47s

The Intruders

La Posada: What if your great-great-grandmother comes back from the dead, but doesn’t visit you? You’re Gonna Get Scratched: Three kids go inside an abandoned house… turns out, it’s not empty.
23/10/18·35m 48s

Under The Stairs

The Basement: When one of Daniel’s kids started seeing ghosts, he was scared. When two of his kids started seeing ghosts, he was petrified. Under the Stairs: Mido discovers that the former tenants of her apartment left some breadcrumbs behind.
19/10/18·34m 52s


Frances: Cori suspects she’s got a second roommate who she can’t see, and who may very well be contacting her from beyond the veil. Lydia: The wait staff at the Red Onion Saloon in Skagway, Alaska uncover the tragic story of their notorious ghost, Lydia.
17/10/18·28m 17s

Holy Ghost

The Possession: When Sara appears to be cursed, her grandmother calls on a coven of witches for the cure. The Healing: When it comes to miracles, lightning doesn’t strike twice. But Paul doesn’t know that yet.
11/10/18·34m 35s

Ghost Town

The Mine: California is gold country. Miner Shannon Poe discovers that not every abandoned gold mine has been vacated. The Mission: An empty old church. An open door. A sight no one will believe.
04/10/18·30m 10s


Libby: Jennifer and her daughter Taylor both know their family home is haunted… but they don’t want to share that secret, even with each other No Voy a Tener Nietos: Maria’s mother always wanted a son. And when Maria had a son, of her own, her mother didn’t get enough time with him. So when she died, she made sure to came back to be with her beloved nieto.
27/09/18·31m 57s

Something In The Walls

The Visage: A man is hired to do remodel work on a notorious haunted house. But something inside the house doesn’t want anything to change. Decorations:  Paintings start appearing on the walls. Dark, odd, and disturbed. All Nic knows is, something sinister is at work.
20/09/18·18m 40s

Smells Like Teen Spirits

The Mammoth Mountain Poltergeist: Tom Ross finds evil lurking in the most unlikely place: a California ski chalet. The Moonshiner’s Daughter: Alex doesn’t know the man who lurks on her property, who sometimes appears in her home… but he seems to know her.
13/09/18·28m 22s

The Perfect Tenant

The Perfect Tenant: Steven LaChance found the perfect home… or, did the home find him? Ghosty: When your kid tells you she’s just seen a ghost, you might want to believe her.
05/09/18·28m 14s

37 Seconds

37 Seconds: Stephanie Arnold was pregnant with her second child, and she couldn’t have been more excited. Until she got her first premonition. Be sure to check out Stephanie’s book "37 Seconds."
29/08/18·28m 22s

Creepy Crawly

The Birds: As a little boy in Richmond Virginia, raising pigeons, Ray Christian made a friend with the same hobby. But there was something mysterious about Ray’s new pal. The Taxidermist: When Tracey started doing taxidermy, she assumed all her subjects would be dead. Until she met a squirrel who didn't seem quite right.
23/08/18·37m 42s

The Iron Gate

Iron Gate: An American soldier takes over an empty house in Baghdad and encounters the one threat he is powerless against.
15/08/18·31m 57s


The Curse of Mr. Smith:  Every time Randi’s grandma looked out her kitchen window, she’d see him, standing on the lawn: Mr. Smith. Who was Mr. Smith? What did he want? And why was he so sad? The Angel of Death: When Ron was working at Overbrook, one of New Jersey’s oldest and most notorious asylums, he knew the place was… off. Little did he know that he would see something there that would change his life forever.
09/08/18·30m 5s

The Wraith

Teresa can see dead people. And she’s not afraid… until she meets HER.
07/08/18·30m 23s

Spooked Season II Trailer

It's coming. It's bigger and badder and all new... Spooked Season II. From Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios, host Glynn Washington pushes back the veil to bring you stories from real people battling the forces of the night. Subscribe now to get a new Spooked episode every week leading up to Halloween.
06/08/18·1m 0s

Final Act

Stories: "Cowboy Whiteout" - A woman gets an unlikely savior when she’s lost in a snowstorm. "Flesh-Eating Bacteria" - A mortician-in-training has his worst shift yet. "Big Al" - A caregiver gets a visit from one of his late patients.
26/10/17·34m 32s


Stories: "Cat Scratch Fever" - Something is here, scratching, clawing its way out of the darkness...  "Invisible Children" - What do you do when you find three ghost children living in your attic?  "Pastor’s Oil"  - Jenny is up in her room, she’s shaking like there’s something inside of her. And Glynn is about to find out what . . .
24/10/17·41m 38s

Knock, Knock

Stories: "Clown Zombie" - What happens when you make a happy clown very, very angry. "Polaroid Phantom" -  Two men discover that the ghosts in their home are not camera shy. Pics at
21/10/17·26m 39s

The Summoning

Stories:  "Spirit on the Board" - What happens when a group of kids conjure a spirit? "The Seance" - A long-lost love comes to town for a visit, and he's been dead for years. Produced by Bob Carlson and KCRW's Unfictional. "Dollhouse" - Ali Standish came home after surgery and was shocked to find her grandmother in the living room with a gift--a dollhouse.
15/10/17·37m 30s

Unholy Water

Stories: " Devil’s Water" - What happens when your god-fearing family agrees to dance with the dark side in a moment of desperation. "Hot Water" - Three girls planned a relaxing trip to a remote hot springs, and ended up fighting for their lives against a shadowy figure.
13/10/17·31m 46s

The Black Rose

Stories:  "Great Aunt Rose" -   When Christina McKenna’s cruel aunt comes back from the grave to make amends--she’s not sure if she can forgive. Read more about Christina in her book, My Mother Wore A Yellow Dress. "The Unicorn Prince" - Every year, Maria's aunt bought her a cute doll for her doll collection, but then came this one. This story comes to us from our Spooked listener Maria Serratore-Gunter.
09/10/17·26m 2s

A Friend In The Forest

Stories: "A Boy Named Thomas" - Shane Dunphy spent years working with kids as a social worker. He’d seen it all until he met a little boy named Gregory. For more, get Shane Dunphy’s book The Boy They Tried to Hide.
05/10/17·29m 19s

The Shadow Men

Witch Cage: A woman buys a medieval jail… and tries to make it her home. Phantom Border Agent: A border agent encounters his long-dead colleague in the middle of the desert.
01/10/17·36m 26s


Stories: "Indonesian Ghost Show" - When a TV crew shows up to film a ghost show their disrespect angers the gods. "Daikon" - Susan's dog Daikon kept giving signs that an intruder was haunting her old Victorian in New Orleans. Then one night in October, the intruder crossed the line.
28/09/17·22m 56s

The Curse

Stories : "La Bruja" Your family is cursed--who you gonna call? La Bruja. Nestor Gomez is a storyteller based in Chicago. You can find him on Twitter @soloyochapin and at his website.
21/09/17·21m 52s


Stories:  "Border Boogeyman" - Rocky Elmore worked as a border patrol agent and out there, in the pitch black, he was never sure if he was completely alone.   "The Seer" - The trouble began in Sri Lanka, when Chandra’s aunt woke up one day and couldn’t move her arms or legs.  The doctors had no answers, but a mysterious priest did. 
14/09/17·26m 33s

Lost In Time

Stories:  "Time Warp Saloon" -  The neon sign blinks at the roadhouse bar. The jukebox plays an old tune as the bartender shouts,  "Last Call." Just one more. Why not? What could it hurt? This story came to Spooked from Jim Harold’s Campfire Podcast, hosted by Jim Harold, check it out at "Love Letters" - Mark Spencer lived in the haunted house with the ghost of Ladell--and we are eternally grateful that he stuck around long enough to bring us his story.
08/09/17·36m 36s

The Watcher

Stories:   "Houdini’s Promise" - Can a pact between two brothers survive death? "The Night Mother" - It’s the middle of the night. You’re not even 15, and you’re home alone with your little brother. You’re waiting for your mom to come home.  What would happen if she didn’t make it? "Voice In The Woods" - When the voice says "Stop" you stay perfectly still.  And when the voice says "Run!" you had better run.
07/09/17·37m 17s

Spooked Trailer

From the creators of Snap Judgment and WNYC studios, a new podcast with host Glynn Washington that pushes back the veil. Real stories from real people battling the forces of the night.  Subscribe now to get a new Spooked episode each week leading up to the Halloween spectacular.  Be afraid.  And don't turn out the lights!
01/09/17·1m 1s
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