Dr. Cheryl White

Host of the Shaddow Files

Dr. Cheryl White is an Associate Professor of History at LSU Shreveport, where she teaches Medieval and Early Modern Europe as well as British history. Dr. White has also been actively engaged in the field of local history, and she has published numerous books and journal articles. She is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer, and her popular Historic Haunts of Shreveport tours continue to raise funds for historic preservation in the region.

Portrait of Mary I of England, oil on panel
Dickinson Gallery, London and New York / Public Domain

Airs Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. Dr. Cheryl White takes us into the story behind the legend of Bloody Mary.

Beautiful Ghostly Woman Standing on Road in Car Headlights
quavondo / Getty Embed - Used by kind permission

Airs Thursday. August 29, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. Dr. Cheryl White takes us into the fact and mysteries behind the legend of the Vanishing Hitchhiker.

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Exact date of creation unknown, thought to have been written in the 15th or 16th century. / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Dr. Cheryl White looks back to the early 1400 and the mystery surrounding the Voynich Manuscript.

Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea.
Unconfirmed, possibly Honore Pellegrin (1800–c.1870) / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Dr. Cheryl White looks into the mystery surrounding the fate of the crew of the Mary Celeste.

King Edward V and the Duke of York in the Tower of London
Paul Delaroche (1797–1856) (Louvre Museum) / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Dr. Cheryl White looks to the mystery surrounding the Princes in the Tower On London.

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Giustino Menescardi / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 7:45 a.m.  Commentator Dr. Cheryl White looks to the final journey of John Cabot and the mystery surrounding his final fate.

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Edward J. Krasnoborski or F. Mitchell, Department of History, United States Military Academy / This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

Airs Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Dr. Cheryl White looks the important and common elements of Urban Legends, through the lens of the Avenging Greek Soldier.

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Vassil / The author died in 1820, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Thursday. July 11, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. Dr. Cheryl White goes back ancient Israel to explore the Arc of the Covenant. 

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John Tenniel for Punch Magazine, or The London Charivai / This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923.

Airs Thursday. July 4, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. Dr. Cheryl White goes back to the turn of the last century and a tale that haunted London, Jack The Ripper.

"Look at them," troll mother said. "Look at my sons! You won't find more beautiful trolls on this side of the moon."
John Bauer / This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923.

Airs Thursday. June 20, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. Dr. Cheryl White takes us deep into Norse Mythology and the Legend of Trolls.

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