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In this story about a stunt that goes wrong, radio personality Smiley Smith and paranormal investigator, Dr. Reed tour a haunted house in Malibu, California. Their experiences are recorded for playback on Smith's show. The house, known as "The Death Trap," has a bad reputation because four of its residents have committed suicide.
"Ghost Hunt" was adapted for Suspense by Walter Newman from an original story by the renowned ghost story writer Herbert Russell Wakefield. Ralph Edwards, who starred as Smiley Smith, was the creator of Truth or Consequences,This is Your Life, Name That Tune and The People''s Court. According to the website of Ralph Edwards Productions, "At least one Ralph Edwards’ show has been on radio or television every year for the past 65 - a feat unmatched in Hollywood." Joseph Kearns starred as Dr. Reed and Paul Frees, the voice of the "Ghost Host" at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, was the Suspense announcer.
Suspense aired this episode on June 23, 1949.
Image from Haunted America Tours.