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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Dec 1, 2020

On Christmas Eve, while his family is sharing ghost stories around the fireplace, Arthur Kipps remembers his own horrible encounter with a haunting. Kipps, when he was a young and eager lawyer, was sent to Eel Marsh house to sort through the papers of the recently deceased widow, Mrs. Drablow. It should be a rather easy job, except Mrs. Drablow apparently didn’t throw anything away. Even worse, none of the locals will help him or answer any of his questions, their fear of the house is so great. Added to this is the location of the home that is completely cut-off at high tide. All of this is confusing and annoying for Kipps. However, to make matters worse, he soon learns why the locals avoid the house and avoid speaking about it. Eel Marsh House is haunted by its painful past from the nursery to the surrounding marshes, including those pesky bumps and footsteps in the night, the ghostly cries of a dying child on the marshes, and, of course, the Woman in Black. 

Recommended in this episode: the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler's Kindred

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Our social media is @MonsterWrote on Twitter and Instagram. Our email is This episode was produced and researched by Lisa and Mel. Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini.