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Voice artist Darren Marlar narrates true stories of real paranormal events and true crime.

Darren Marlar


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    “THE HUMPTY-DOO POLTERGEIST” and More True Tales and Urban Legends! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 41:05

    “THE HUMPTY-DOO POLTERGEIST” and More True Tales and Urban Legends! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: You may think that a ghost referred to as ‘Humpty Doo' might be fun-loving and perhaps even a little goofy. However, Humpty Doo is an Australian slang term that means everything is being turned upside down...and, fittingly, it is also the name of the town where some bizarre poltergeist events took place. (The Humpty-Doo Poltergeist) *** 
We are all familiar with humans' desire to fly. There are many legends about flying horses in various parts of the world, and they all have common characteristics that make them difficult to dismiss as only aviation dreams of the ancient people. Do some myths and legends reveal ancient people had sufficient technical knowledge to produce sophisticated flying machines? (Ancient Mechanical Flying Horses) *** A man in China claims to have been abducted by aliens not just once… not just twice… but three times. But will you believe his story after hearing the details? (Flying on an Alien's Back) *** There's an odd grave marker at Riverside Cemetery in Wahpeton, North Dakota – and an odd story that goes along with it. I'll tell you about the strange obelisk draped in rope and chains. (The Wahpeton Circus Grave) *** Those who walk along the wooded Hinds Road in Gadsden, Alabama should be wary, for there is a legend that residing there is a witch who sold her soul to the devil. (The Gadsden Witch of Alabama)(Dark Archives episode from August 14, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Ancient Mechanical Flying Horses” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://tinyurl.com/y5nvjukg, https://tinyurl.com/y6arm4bw “The Humpty-Doo Poltergeist” from Astonishing Legends: https://tinyurl.com/yxgl75la “Flying on an Alien's Back” by Tristan for Bizarre and Grotesque: https://tinyurl.com/yy4gtajy “The Wahpeton Circus Grave” from Journal of the Bizarre: https://tinyurl.com/y22nax92 “The Gadsden Witch of Alabama” by Christina Skelton: https://tinyurl.com/y22u3adk Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Visit the Church of the Undead: http://undead.church/ Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness Trademark, Weird Darkness®, 2022. Copyright Weird Darkness©, 2022.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =00:11:01.551, 00:24:50.211,

    “ANTARCTIC APPARITIONS AND EERIE ENIGMAS” #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 57:06

    “ANTARCTIC APPARITIONS AND EERIE ENIGMAS” #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: 
Antarctica may not be the place most people associate with ancient history, but this remarkable continent still holds many secrets. This virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass seems to offer little evidence of once being home to ancient civilizations. However, we do not know what is hidden beneath the thick ice, or do we? Why did the Nazis launch an expensive expedition to the South Pole in 1938? Could there be an ancient lost city under the ice of the Antarctic? What are the mysterious high-energy particles detected coming up from under the ice? And what did a group of researchers come across that they to this day can't explain in simple scientific terms? And what of the numerous phantoms and specters claimed to have been seen on the ice and in the waters of the Antarctic? And what about the ice that's bleeding? Coming up in this episode of Weird Darkness, we travel to the Antarctic – onto it, over it, and under it… and find some strange, and often terrifying things during the trip!(Dark Archives episode from August 12, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Antarctica Strangeness” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://tinyurl.com/y5unjlwe, https://tinyurl.com/y494goxn, https://tinyurl.com/y4q2w754 “Ghostly Shivers in Antarctica” by Erin McCann for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/y2rxprvw “Antarctic Oddities” from Wayfair Travel: https://tinyurl.com/yxrjd4zv Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Visit the Church of the Undead: http://undead.church/ Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness Trademark, Weird Darkness®, 2022. Copyright Weird Darkness©, 2022.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =00:02:59.270, 00:28:30.630,

    “THE BERKSHIRE UFO INCIDENT” and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 47:06

    Click here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: On September 1, 1969, about 40 people in Berkshire County, Massachusetts reported seeing a UFO — and one boy named Thomas Reed claimed that he and his family were all taken aboard. (The Berkshire County UFO) *** 
On the south-west corner of Carfax, in Oxford, a small, inconspicuous inscription on the side of an old building marks the site of one of the bloodiest bar fights in history… and I'll tell you the story. (The Bad Beer Brawl) *** On June 28, 1914, while riding in a limousine, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were killed by an assassin. As if that were not horrific enough, the incident triggered World War One. Ever since, the limousine is considered cursed, and few people who have come into contact with the car since then have survived. But why? (The Cursed Car That Started WW1) *** The radio station is officially known as “MDZhB” in Russia. It's been continually broadcasting since 1982. And no one knows why. Because, you see… nobody works there… so who is doing the broadcasting? (The Radio Station Run By Ghosts)(Dark Archives episode from August 11, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Berkshire County UFO” by Natasha Ishak for All That's Interesting: https://tinyurl.com/ybhqlyh3, and Debra Kelly for Grunge: https://tinyurl.com/y29ha5w5. “The Bad Beer Brawl” by Kaushik Patowary for Amusing Planet: https://tinyurl.com/y43tnnm8 “The Cursed Car That Started WW1” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://tinyurl.com/y4f36zyy “The Radio Station Run By Ghosts” by Zaria Gorvett for BBC: https://tinyurl.com/uhyatpu Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Visit the Church of the Undead: http://undead.church/ Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness Trademark, Weird Darkness®, 2022. Copyright Weird Darkness©, 2022.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =00:14:12.588, 00:28:03.694,

    “LITERALLY DYING OF FRIGHT” and More True Stories – PLUS BLOOPERS! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 65:15

    Click here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: It has been scientifically proven that we can truly be scared to death – but some of the situations of people dying of fright might surprise you. We'll look at a few newspaper headlines and stories from the past where people were deemed to be scared to death. (Incidents of Death By Fright) *** The tragic death of 11-year-old Darius Flinders could quite possibly be one of the strangest deaths ever recorded. It wouldn't seem so at first, but it gets that way as the possible explanations come forth. (The Strange Death of Darius N. Flinders) *** Last month a group of disgruntled TikTok witches reportedly got together and combined their online powers to cast a negative spell on the moon. Not a sentence I thought I'd ever read aloud, but that's just the kind of year we're having, isn't it? (Disgruntled Witches Curse the Moon) *** Weirdo family member Chris Harrell feels something hop onto the end of his bed… and it wasn't his dog. (Zombie Paralysis) *** Philadelphian Dorothy Cooper Forstein appeared to be happily married, comfortably well-to-do, a loving mother, and well-liked. She was, in short, one of the last people anyone would imagine as a victim of one of the creepiest disappearances in American history. (The Disappearance of Dorothy Forstein) *** Allan Pinkerton started the nation's first P.I. firm, saved Abraham Lincoln's life, and led Union spies behind Confederate lines during the Civil War. We'll look at the formation of the Pinkerton Agency. (America's First Private Eyes)
(Dark Archives episode from August 08, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Incidents of Death by Fright” by Chris Woodyard for The Victorian Book of the Dead: https://tinyurl.com/yyojesk6“The Strange Death of Darius N. Flinders” by Jennifer Jones for The Dead History: https://tinyurl.com/y2ulwdfv “The Disappearance of Dorothy Forstein” posted at Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/y295teyk “Disgruntled Witches Curse The Moon” by Rob Schwarz for Stranger Dimensions: https://tinyurl.com/y4etwyck “Zombie Paralysis” by Weirdo family member Chris Harrell: https://tinyurl.com/yydgjgye “America's First Private Eyes” by Grace Srinivasiah for The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/yxo4akj3 Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Visit the Church of the Undead: http://undead.church/ Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness Trademark, Weird Darkness®, 2022. Copyright Weird Darkness©, 2022.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =00:30:41.574, 00:46:36.191,

    “THE GIRL WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH THE DEVIL” and 4 More Dark Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 60:13

    “THE GIRL WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH THE DEVIL” and 4 More Dark Stories! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: "It was a terrible sight… I have seen horrible sights, but never anything like this.” Those were the words of the local undertaker after seeing the results of a triple murder laying before him in 1932 Pennsylvania. (The Axe Murders of Lykens) *** Have you heard of the poor girl who was bullied and pushed down into a sewer by those whom she thought were her friends? I'll tell you the story. And while this episode is not a creepypasta episode, so all the stories are supposed to be non-fiction, that is… true, I will be sharing this urban legend anyway – because when it comes to urban legends, sometimes it's best to err on the side of caution and simply assume they are true. (The Urban Legend of Carmen Winstead) *** A gypsy once told Leonarda that all of her children would die before her.  A different fortuneteller  told her that she faced either a future in prison or in a criminal asylum. And the reason she gave for becoming a serial killer is something you'd hear out of a bad direct-to-video horror film. And that's a tiny sample of this woman's insanely dark life – which began even before her birth. (The Woman Who Made Soap) *** Ireland's Loftus Hall is considered by many to be the most haunted location on all the Emerald Isle. But the most infamous story of Loftus Hall begins not with terror, but with romance… with a beautiful young girl falling madly in love with… the devil. (The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Devil) *** Weirdo Family member Brad Hicks describes the experience as “cool… and creepy as hell”. We'll tell you his story. (The Thing In The Light)(Dark Archives episode from August 03, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Axe Murders of Lykens” from Pennsylvania Oddities: https://tinyurl.com/yyfjhgok “The Urban Legend of Carmen Winstead” by Paul Middleton, edited and added-to by Darren Marlar: https://bit.ly/31iaGj1 “The Woman Who Made Soap” by Romeo Vitelli for Providentia: https://tinyurl.com/y4tjelur “The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Devil” by Laura Allan for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/yxb939jt “The Thing In The Light” by Weirdo Family member Brad HicksSubscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Visit the Church of the Undead: http://undead.church/ Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness Trademark, Weird Darkness®, 2022. Copyright Weird Darkness©, 2022.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =00:13:22.327, 00:31:19.402, 00:49:40.268,

    “THE GIRLS WHO TURNED GREEN” and 4 More True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 50:22

    “THE GIRLS WHO TURNED GREEN” and 4 More True Stories! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: 7-year-old Maria went missing in 1957, and while her body was later found, her murder was never solved and the case went cold – until 50 years later when the case was finally solved and closed. But it turns out everybody was wrong. (A Cold Case Finally Solved… Then Unsolved) *** If you take State Route 375 through Nevada you will pass by the infamous Area-51. But of course they are not going to let you in, even if you ask nicely. But State Route 375 isn't called the Extraterrestrial Highway just because of one area you can't visit – there's a lot more to it than that. (The 98-Mile Extraterrestrial Highway) *** Hikers sometimes get lost in the woods, as do children of course. But those on bikes almost never disappear; but there is one tragic case of a fat tire rider who couldn't be found. (The Vanished Mountain Biker) *** Chlorosis was a frequently diagnosed disease during the 19th century that gave the skin of the afflicted a greenish tinge. As a cure, doctors told young women to get married and reproduce. As you can probably surmise, the cure was not in the least bit effective. (The Girls Who Turned Green) *** In 1910 two witnesses see a pair of lights that transform into radiant beings with “human form.” You might dismiss the report as misidentification of ball lightning or some other natural explanation – but in 1952 those radiant humanoid beings of light were seen again! (Close Encounters of the Fairy Kind)(Dark Archives episode from July 31, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…BOOK: “The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries” by W.Y. Evans-Wentz: https://tinyurl.com/y3kwqflr VIDEO: John Tessier (Jack McCullough) questioned by police: https://tinyurl.com/y5lc53dl BOOK: “Foosteps in the Snow” by Charles Lachman: https://amzn.to/2D5wXsk BOOK: “The Cold Vanish” by John Billman: https://tinyurl.com/y6jjeyto “Close Encounters of the Fairy Kind” by Nick Redfern for Mysterious Universe: https://tinyurl.com/y5vvkpkc “A Cold Case Finally Solved.. Then Unsolved” from Mystery Confidential: https://tinyurl.com/y2zrhdpa “The 98-Mile Extraterrestrial Highway” by Alexandra Schonfeld for Newsweek: https://tinyurl.com/y5ubmo6e “The Girls Who Turned Green” by Fiona Zublin for Ozy: https://tinyurl.com/yamqxtoh “The Vanished Mountain Biker” by John Billman, an excerpt from his book “The Cold Vanish” https://tinyurl.com/y6jjeyto, posted at Outside Online: https://tinyurl.com/yxplwqzm Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Visit the Church of the Undead: http://undead.church/ Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness Trademark, Weird Darkness®, 2022. Copyright Weird Darkness©, 2022.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =00:11:21.664, 00:31:39.387,

    “THE HAUNTER OF THE DARK” by H.P. LOVECRAFT #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 70:26

    “THE HAUNTER OF THE DARK” by H.P. LOVECRAFT #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: I'm back with a classic horror story, requested by one of you, my Weirdo family members. “The Haunter in the Dark” written by horror writer H.P. Lovecraft.(Dark Archives episode from July 30, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…POEM: “Nemesis” by H.P. Lovecraft: https://tinyurl.com/y466z69v The Cthulhu Mythos: https://tinyurl.com/y22oe79f “The Haunter of the Dark” by H.P. Lovecraft: https://tinyurl.com/y33eprua Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “THE DEADLIEST, MOST HAUNTED ROAD IN BRITAIN” and More Strange and True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 62:04

    “THE DEADLIEST, MOST HAUNTED ROAD IN BRITAIN” and More Strange and True Stories! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: It's a stretch of road that only opened in 1988 to connect two existing roads, but it is known for being one of the deadliest roads in all of Britain… and one of the most haunted places in the world. The official designation is the A616… but most people know it as the Stocksbridge Bypass. (The Deadly Stocksbridge Bypass) *** 
Experiencing something strange is one thing. Experiencing two strange things in two different places might be called a coincidence. But when you experience three strange things in three different places, as Chet Guthrie did – you have to wonder if maybe the weirdness if following you around. (Three Events In Three Places of Really Weird Happenings) *** The Georgian Britains were obsessed with clean air, which was not surprising… because there was practically no clean air to obsess about. Even less-so in and around the cemeteries. (The Stench of Georgian Graveyards) *** A woman typically carries a baby for nine months before pregnancy. Sometimes a bit longer, sometimes a bit shorter, but that's the average. Technology has made it possible for the baby to be born much sooner if complications were to arise, and still survive to be a healthy child. But we might have a new record on shortest pregnancy. One woman in Indonesia is claiming she gave birth after being pregnant for only one hour. (The One Hour Pregnancy) *** Heavy fog is commonplace in London, and in 1952 one particular fog rolled in for a full five days, hovering over the city. But when it finally dissipated, over 12,000 Londoners lay dead. (The Deadly Fog of 1952) *** A borrowed gun, romantically linked cousins, and a rigged jury – all the makings of a great murder trial in 1887 New Jersey. (A Mount Holly Tragedy) *** Here's an idea on how to fight the black plague… throat lozenges… made from toad vomit! Hey, it was good enough for Isaac Newton! It was his own recipe! (Toad Vomit Lozenges)(Dark Archives episode from July 28, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…BOOK: “Dark Days of Georgian Britain” by James Hobson: https://amzn.to/2X5cKd6 VIDEO: Britain's Most Haunted Road - Stocksbridge Bypass: https://tinyurl.com/y3epler8 “Toad Vomit Lozenges” by Laura Geggel for Live Science: https://tinyurl.com/y5dmuwy9 “Three Events In Three Places of Really Weird Happenings” by Chet Guthrie for Cleveland Banner: https://tinyurl.com/y5c2wxhc “The Deadly Fog of 1952” from The Gypsy Thread: https://tinyurl.com/y3pr4mvx “The One Hour Pregnancy” by Spooky at Oddity Central: https://tinyurl.com/yxd42hqz “The Stench of Georgian Graveyards” by James Hobson from his book “Dark Days of Georgian Britain: https://tinyurl.com/y5485fkn “A Mount Holly Tragedy” by Robert Wilhelm for Murder by Gaslight: https://tinyurl.com/yxwqu7l5 “The Deadly Stocksbridge Bypass” by Brent Swancer for Mysterious Universe: https://tinyurl.com/y6qj6ps2Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “OF A MAD BRAIN” (PART ONE) BY SCOTT DONNELLY, from Weird Darkness Publishing #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 73:52

    Get the entire novel “Of A Mad Brain” by Scott Donnelly, on Kindle, paperback, or audiobook at https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/fff4xa3d IN THIS EPISODE: You've been hearing a lot about Weird Darkness Publishing's first release – it's “Of a Mad Brain” by Scott Donnelly. So I thought you might enjoy hearing the first half of the novel, which takes you into the dark, creepy action!SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Of A Mad Brain” by Scott Donnelly, available on Kindle, paperback, and audiobook: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/fff4xa3d Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    JULY 03, 2022 #WeirdDarknessRadioShow

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 90:44

    JULY 03, 2022 #WeirdDarknessRadioShowSubscribers to the podcast get to hear the radio show days before it actually airs on the radio! And Patreon members (https://WeirdDarkness.com/patrons) get the commercial-free version! HOUR ONE: When it comes to finding aliens, you're more likely to find them not by looking up – but by looking them up… on the internet. And one particular grey skinned creature got a lot of attention when he showed up on the web in 2011, a being who eventually got hung with the name “Skinny Bob”. (Skinny Bob) *** Imagine not remembering getting married – because one of your multiple personalities was in control at the time. That's just one of the strange things one woman had to live with all her life, for she had 17 distinct personalities residing within her mind. (The Woman With 17 Personalities) *** It is often said that there is a fine line between genius and madness. It can also be argued that there is an even finer line between dashing rogue and out-of-control menace to society. And that pretty much describes a man by the name of Thomas Pitt. (The Holy Terror, Thomas Pitt) *** AND MORE!SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Skinny Bob” by Brent Swancer for Mysterious Universe: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/cfk48f22 (VIDEO OF SKINNY BOB: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/10675) “The Woman With 17 Personalities” by Justin Andress for Ranker: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2ty3astb “The Holy Terror, Thomas Pitt” from Strange Company: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/5xdu66jy = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =HOUR TWO: Within the arena of Cryptozoology there are a number of stories of people having allegedly been killed by strange creatures. True? False? Legend? Hoax? We'll look at a few of the cases. (Killed by Cryptids) *** Almost everyone is curious about what happens beyond the grave. Some are so eager to know that they try to reach the other side before they pass. But in many cases that's a very… very… bad idea. (Scary Seance Stories) *** AND MORE!SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Killed by Cryptids” by Nick Redfern for Mysterious Universe: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/5f7nf6ar “Scary Seance Stories” by Melissa Brinks for Graveyard Shift: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/43v9eefc “Bowler Hat Ghost Haunts Hethro” from Unexplained-Mysteries.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/eyvjudvf “The Internet is Fake” from Unexplained-Mysteries.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4w26699n = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME: Louisville, Kentucky. Famed for the Kentucky Derby, Muhammad Ali, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, and a blue quasi-humans roaming the streets. Guess which one we'll be talking about. (The Blue Man of Louisville) *** AND BLOOPERS!SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Blue Man of Louisville” from Strange Company: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/87bste29 = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music, varying by episode, provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony: https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t, Midnight Syndicate: http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ, Kevin MacLeod: https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu, Tony Longworth: https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7, and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu: https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8 is used with permission. 

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    “A HISTORY OF ELVES” and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 54:29

    “A HISTORY OF ELVES” and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: Elves – they are portrayed as helpful and joyous when helping a shoemaker, or a jolly old man with a white beard at the north pole. But they are portrayed as evil in some other cultures – even claimed to be in league with the devil himself. And what do they have to do with Cain and Abel? We'll look at the history of elves. (A History of Elves) *** There was a struggle, one of the men fell through a window to the street below, breaking his neck. A case that practically solved itself according to police. That is… until they began questioning those involved. Then it began to get very murky, and a bit bizarre. (The Strange Death of Thomas Farrant) *** Do you believe in vampires? If you are thinking of the undead, immortal, blood-sucking creatures of the night who speak with a Hungarian accent, then probably not. Or if you are thinking of the kind of vampires with pale skin and mussed hair that sparkle, then definitely not. But that doesn't mean that vampires don't exist. They in fact do roam the earth in human form, and I'll tell you about them. (Are Vampires Real?) *** It's the story of two Georges, one with his father's name and one with not quite his father's name, one legitimate, one illegitimate – with the latter being very good with elephants. I'll tell you the odd life story of George Nyleve. (The Strange Story of George Nyleve) *** “Be quiet and give me the money in the cash drawer… This gun talks.” And with those words began a string of bank robberies conducted not by a gang of outlaws, or even a couple of bad men… but by one little old lady. (The Grandma Bandit)(Dark Archives episode from July 27, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Elves and the Shoemaker” story was adapted from the Brothers Grimm by Margaret Hunt and posted at Kids Pages: https://tinyurl.com/y2rhxrlz “A History of Elves” by Gemma Hollman for Just History Posts: https://tinyurl.com/y5dsfbgo “The Strange Death of Thomas Farrant” by Les Hewitt for Historic Mysteries: https://tinyurl.com/y3w5yvrd “Are Vampires Real?” by Stephen Wagner for Live About: https://tinyurl.com/y3qanbbs “The Strange Story of George Nyleve” by William and Karen Ellis-Rees for London Overlooked: https://tinyurl.com/yynxc7od “The Grandma Bandit” by Robert A. Waters for Kidnapping Murder and Mayhem: https://tinyurl.com/yxpyxd9x Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “GHOSTS, GRAVITY, AND ISAAC NEWTON” and Other True Stories (PLUS BLOOPERS)! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 47:43

    “GHOSTS, GRAVITY, AND ISAAC NEWTON” and Other True Stories (PLUS BLOOPERS)! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: The scientist Isaac Newton is best known for his being the first to create the theory of gravity. But now we've learned it is very possible that would never have happened had this scientist not had a bit of sorcerer in him as well. (Ghosts, Gravity, and Isaac Newton) *** 
On Easter Sunday, 1475, in the city of Trent, a 2-year-old boy named Simon was found dead. This one act triggered a wave of anti-Semitism that wiped out a community of Jewish males and threatened the power of a pope. All from the death of one child. (History's Most Dangerous Toddler) *** "I am innocent, that mark of mine will NEVER be wiped out. It will remain forever to shame the county for hanging an innocent man…. " Alexander Campbell said these words on June 21, 1877 shortly before his hanging. And true to his word, the handprint he left behind refuses to fade away – no matter how hard people try to remove it. (The Reappearing Handprint) *** A century ago, in July 1920, The Illustrated Police News, ran a single story on its front page, complete with a drawing of a man lying on top of a woman, both surrounded in blood. But even more disturbing – a young boy, very much alive, and apparently watching the whole thing. (The Little Boy Who Watched His Parents Die) *** It took a while before the first woman to be hanged would take place in the USA – but in 1778 it finally happened. And her name was Bathsheba Spooner. (The Hanging of Bathsheba Spooner)(Dark Archives episode from July 24, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…BOOK: “Never At Rest: Isaac Newton Biography” by Richard Westfall: https://amzn.to/39sjNS7 BOOK: “Ghostwalk” by Rebecca Stott: https://amzn.to/3eYzilN BOOK: “Trent 1475: Stories of a Ritual Murder Trial” by Po-Chia Hsia: https://amzn.to/3fTNnSS BOOK: “The Martyrdom of the Franciscans: Islam, the Papacy, and an Order of Conflict” by Christopher MacEvitt: https://amzn.to/39qHYjF BOOK: “Most Haunted Crime Scenes in The World” by David Pietras: https://amzn.to/2CYWNxT BOOK: “Murdered By His Wife” by Deborah Navas: https://amzn.to/2ZXkH5V BOOK: “Bathsheba Spooner: A Novel” by Deborah Navas: https://amzn.to/3fZMMiq “Ghosts, Gravity, and Isaac Newton” by Stuart Clark for The Guardian: https://tinyurl.com/yyuh7drh “History's Most Dangerous Toddler” by Candida Moss for The Daily Beast: https://tinyurl.com/yytph8ck “The Reappearing Handprint” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://tinyurl.com/y6cxde8r “The Little Boy Who Watched His Parents Die” by Dr. Nell Darby for Criminal Historian: https://tinyurl.com/y4tzofj3 “The Hanging of Bathsheba Spooner” posted at Executed Today: https://tinyurl.com/y267xktg Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “THE MURDER AND HAUNTING OF THE BLACK DAHLIA” #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 38:25

    “THE MURDER AND HAUNTING OF THE BLACK DAHLIA” #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: Elizabeth Short was brutally murdered in Los Angeles in 1947, her body cut in half and severely mutilated. Her killer has never been found, leaving one of the most infamous deaths in Hollywood history. Who killed the Black Dahlia?(Dark Archives episode from July 20, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…BOOK: “Bloody Hollywood” by Troy Taylor: https://amzn.to/3hkUeVL “Who Killed the Black Dahlia” by Troy Taylor for the book, Bloody Hollywood: https://amzn.to/3hkUeVL Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    LIVE! From The Chicago Paranormal Conference in Summit, IL! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 111:01

    “LIVE! FROM THE CHICAGO PARANORMAL CONFERENCE, JUNE 26, 2022” #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: Jodi Arias murdered her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. She's now in prison – and says she loves it there. (The Murderess Who Loves Life in Prison) *** Bioluminescence is a fascinating trait, giving certain animals the ability to create their own light – literally glowing in the dark. The phenomenon has also been seen in humans, but only with special optics – it's not visible to the naked eye. Except, that is, for a handful of very rare and unexplainable cases – one in which a woman's breasts would glow. (The Strange Case of the Woman With Glowing Breasts) *** Vampires are everywhere – television, film, graphic novels, video games, books, and more cosplay than you can sink your teeth into. While our interest in blood-sucking creatures of the night is ubiquitous, it is by no means new. Before vampires sparkled in the sun, spoke in a Hungarian accent, or even crossed the mind of Bram Stoker, they've been terrorizing young and old alike… and have been doing so for almost a thousand years. But while we see the fanged fiends as entertainment, those before us saw them as a very real and evil danger. (Medieval Vampires) *** They seem to fall directly from the above – stones, falling upon unsuspecting people – sometimes by the dozens – and sometimes not from the sky, but from their own home's ceiling. Who or what is throwing stones – and how? (The Mysterious Stone Throwers)(Dark Archives episode from July 21 & 23, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…(Over time links can and may become invalid, disappear, or have different content.)“The Mysterious Stone Throwers” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://tinyurl.com/y2tzauqt, https://tinyurl.com/y593pb3o “The Murderess Who Loves Life in Prison” from Bugged Space: https://tinyurl.com/yxmcwlz7 “The Strange Case of the Woman With Glowing Breasts” by Mike Perry for 67NotOut: https://tinyurl.com/y56rnclz “Medieval Vampires” posted at Just History Posts: https://tinyurl.com/yy5l2oz9 “Medieval Vampire Burials” by Michael Affleck for List Verse: https://tinyurl.com/y3fb3fbm “11 Rules For Idiots Who Bought a Haunted House” by Zacharius Frost: https://tinyurl.com/y3272nxb “The Reason I Don't Do Cold Readings Anymore” by Kevin Thomas: https://tinyurl.com/y3ojjp9d Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “THE HAUNTINGS OF EASTERN STATE MENTAL ASYLUM” and More True Tales – PLUS BLOOPERS!! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 54:19

    “THE HAUNTINGS OF EASTERN STATE MENTAL ASYLUM” and More True Tales – PLUS BLOOPERS!! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: Eastern State hospital was originally known as the Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds, built in 1773. It was America's first mental asylum – and the horrors in the minds of its patients couldn't compare to the horrors of the asylum itself. (The Hauntings of Eastern State Mental Asylum) *** 
Weirdo family member Krysta Lee shares a personal encounter with a spirit in her bathroom. (Cool Hand On My Shoulder) *** Belief in witches, hexes, and powerful spirits was prevalent in the 19th century, and into the 20th century. In fact, in rural areas of Pennsylvania, it might still be practiced today. So it's the perfect setting for a murder involving curses, and a local witch. (The Witch of Ringtown) *** Parking tickets, floppy disks and escaped victims – these helped catch a handful of serial murderers who would likely have never been caught otherwise. (When Killers Capture Themselves) *** It's been called a freak of nature, as weird as it is beautiful. Seen here are terrifying flying entities, giant skeletons, and even the legendary Bigfoot. We'll look at the mysterious, strange, and dangerous Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. (Bigfoot, Giant Skeletons, and Okefenokee Swamp)(Dark Archives episode from July 14, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Hauntings of Eastern State Mental Asylum” by Inigo Gonzalez for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/y7n4tnk6 “Cool Hand On My Shoulder” by Weirdo family member Krysta Lee“The Witch of Ringtown” from Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/y9a6n4q2 “When Killers Capture Themselves” by Abbey White for The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/ybpl4cfo “Bigfoot, Giant Skeletons, and the Okefenokee Swamp” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://tinyurl.com/y8emzv4f Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “REAL LIFE ENCOUNTERS WITH ANGELS” #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 65:40

    “REAL LIFE ENCOUNTERS WITH ANGELS” #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: 
If you ever missed death by an inch, and you believe you had a little help, you may be one of many people with guardian angel stories. Even for nonbelievers, a brush with real guardian angels is an encounter with the uncanny, proof of entities in the world beyond your line of sight. That's why real guardian angel stories, such as the ones I will share in this episode, are so creepy; even if it ends as a positive experience, it leaves you with a lot of lingering questions. Most people believe real guardian angels protect people from harm, but that doesn't make them less unnerving. After all, if angels truly are real, then so are the demonic forces they seek to protect people from.(Dark Archives episode from July 13, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Do I Have a Guardian Angel?” (Church of the Undead): https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/a2r276a5 https://www.ranker.com/list/reddit-true-stories-of-guardian-angels/melissa-brinks, https://askanangel.org/angel-stories/, https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/angels/galleries/5-true-stories-of-heavenly-visitors.aspx, https://www.liveabout.com/angel-encounters-true-stories-2593644, https://www.liveabout.com/do-you-have-a-guardian-angel-2593567, https://www.learnreligions.com/deathbed-visions-of-angels-123844 Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “CURSE OF THE ICEMAN” and More True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 66:14

    “CURSE OF THE ICEMAN” and More True Stories! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: In 1991 scientists found a perfectly preserved corpse of a man encased in ice… and then one by one, those scientists died. (Curse of the Iceman) *** Weirdo family member Joy Smallwood shares a story she calls “Dogs, They Know Evil.” *** Clara Phillips and Madalynne Obenchain are mostly forgotten by history today, but in their times, they were the most popular psychopaths in L.A. (Los Angeles' Favorite Murderesses) *** She wanders the road at night, haunting all those who pass. We'll take a look at “The Bloody Bride of 13 Curves Road.”(Dark Archives episode from July 07, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Curse of the Iceman” by April A. Taylor for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/ybsnjbbp“Dogs, They Know Evil” by Joy Smallwood for Weird Darkness“Los Angeles' Favorite Murderesses” by Robert Wilhelm for Murder By Gaslight: https://tinyurl.com/yawxzwzz, https://tinyurl.com/yct6yhfg “The Bloody Bride of 13 Curves Road” by Jessica Ferri: https://tinyurl.com/y7d6vzwl, Audrey Webster: https://tinyurl.com/w734whf, and Jamie Bogert: https://tinyurl.com/y93p928f (all for The Lineup)Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “THE REAL SHARK ATTACKS BEHIND ‘JAWS'” and More True SHARK Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 87:27

    “THE REAL SHARK ATTACKS BEHIND ‘JAWS'” and More True SHARK Stories! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness Do you consider Stephen Spielberg's JAWS a horror movie? Let us know in the comments on this Facebook post - and tell us what the scariest scene was for you: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/bpacmhz5 IN THIS EPISODE: In June of 1975 we were exposed to one of the scariest movies ever made. For this podcaster, it's just not Independence Day until I watch it – and you still can't get me to swim in the ocean. We'll look at what made ‘Jaws' so successful… and so frightening. We'll also look at the true story of a string of shark attacks in 1916 that inspired the novel and the film. And while 1975's ‘Jaws' was inspired by a series of shark attacks but greatly fictionalized, the film ‘Open Water' from 2003 is based on a very real and terrifying story. But the truth behind the movie is a dark mystery that goes way beyond the horror of what you see in the film. We'll look at several other real shark attacks that are almost too incredible to believe, and also try to answer the question as to why shark attacks don't happen more often as you would expect them to, seeing as humans should be easy pickings.(Dark Archives episode from July 03, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The True Darkness of Open Water” by Erin McCann for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/y8vaqgra “The Real-Life Inspiration for ‘Jaws'” by Christopher Klein for History: https://tinyurl.com/yb5s35xc “The Horror of ‘Jaws'” by Jackie Flynn Mogensen for Mother Jones: https://tinyurl.com/y2mxf8us, Andrew Housman for ScreenRant: https://tinyurl.com/yae8ohh6, Meagan Navarro for Bloody Disgusting: https://tinyurl.com/y7p8q9lw, Tim Donnelly for the New York Post: https://tinyurl.com/y9twrcc7, and Rachel Paige for Hello Giggles: https://tinyurl.com/ycdlb6je“Real Shark Attacks” by Charles W. Bryant for How Stuff Works: https://tinyurl.com/y9scmg9x, and Lou Boyd for Mpora: https://tinyurl.com/y9e55t4u “Why Sharks Attack Humans” by Richard Gray for BBC: https://tinyurl.com/ycf563up Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “LITTLE KNOWN SECRETS OF THE CRYSTAL BALL” and more! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 56:24

    “LITTLE KNOWN SECRETS OF THE CRYSTAL BALL” and more! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: Scrying is the act of gazing into a reflective or translucent object to open your intuition. This supposedly allows the scryer to gain information they may not have access to normally inside their conscious mind. Often the object used for this is the often seen, but often misunderstood crystal ball. (Little Known Secrets Of The Crystal Ball) *** 
Five hundred years ago, Europe saw its first rhinoceros in more than a thousand years. Well, sort of. In reality, it was an accidental fake. (Dürer's Rhinoceros) *** A physics paper proposes neither you nor the world around you are real. If that's true, then does that mean you're not actually listening to this podcast? (What If I Only Think I'm Real?) *** When it comes to mythical monsters, the dragon seems to have never lost its celebrity. Dragons have always been popular – not just on multi-million-dollar cable channels and blockbuster movies, but in games, posters, artwork, and tales young and old, generation over generation, in just about every culture. (Dragons and Dragon Kings) *** An extra-marital affair in 1812 resulted in a pregnancy, and a murder. And evidence of the term “sins of the father” also comes into play. (A Most Horrible Murder in Hankelow) *** From "The Beast" to "The Red Ripper" to "The Candy Man," child murderers might be the most terrifying people to ever walk the Earth. We'll look at a few serial killers who thought nothing of murdering the most innocent of humanity. (Killers of Children)(Dark Archives episode from June 30, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…ARTICLE: “Self-Simulation Hypothesis...” in the journal Entropy: https://tinyurl.com/ybhulhwx“Killers of Children” by Gabe Poeletti for All That's Interesting: https://tinyurl.com/yd4dqgdb“Dürer's Rhinoceros” by Kaushik Patowary for Amusing Planet: https://tinyurl.com/y9lytn3a“What If I Only Think I'm Real?” by Paul Ratner for Big Think: https://tinyurl.com/yab3hgx7“Dragons and Dragon Kings” by A. Sutherland for Ancient Pages: https://tinyurl.com/y9mjx2tf“A Most Horrible Murder in Hankelow” by Sarah Murden for Georgian Era: https://tinyurl.com/yahesdpl“Little Known Secrets Of The Crystal Ball” by Brent Sprecher for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/ybnrrd4nSubscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    JUNE 26, 2022 #WeirdDarknessRadioShow (EARLY RELEASE FOR PODCAST SUBSCRIBERS!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 100:52

    JUNE 26, 2022 #WeirdDarknessRadioShow (EARLY RELEASE FOR PODCAST SUBSCRIBERS!)HOUR ONE: While many sanitariums around the world are purported to be haunted – St. Albans in Radford, Virginia is one of the real ones if you can believe the researchers and investigators. While it closed down relatively recently as compared to other spooky sanitariums – in 1990 – the terrors there began long before the walls were ever built. (Haunted St. Albans) *** We've all fantasized about going back or forward in time – but has anyone ever actually done it? We'll look at a few cases of supposed time travelers that make some pretty convincing stories. (Mysterious Time Travelers) *** AND MORE!SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Mysterious Time Travelers” by Jen Lennon for Graveyard Shift: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/5yp4brd3 “Haunted St. Albans” by Cheryl Adams Richkoff for Ranker: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3t65yz85 “The Confession of Ursula Kemp” from Strange Company: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3zdeesrz = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =HOUR TWO: When you think of vampires you probably think of Transylvania, or some gothic background in centuries past – but you probably don't think of a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin in the 1980s – but that's when and where it all started with the Mineral Point Vampire. (The Mineral Point Vampire) *** In the 1600s police would sometimes accept help from anywhere they could get it when it came to solving crimes. Like that one time when they needed help to solve a murder and turned to a guy with a dowsing rod. (Dowsing for Murder) *** We're all familiar with the idea of haunted places but all throughout history we have reports of paranormal activity surrounding objects – sometimes the activity continues through generations as the object is passed from person to person. We'll look at America's 5 most haunted objects! (America's Most Haunted Items) *** AND MORE!SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Mineral Point Vampire” by April A. Taylor for Graveyard Shift: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/ybmmvfvx “Dowsing For Murder” by Dr. Romeo Vitelli for Providentia: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/juk56bpx “America's Most Haunted Items” by Chris at RealParanormalExperiences.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4cf8ba9d “The Great Amherst Mystery” by Orrin Grey for The Line Up: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2yh97x75 = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music, varying by episode, provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony: https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t, Midnight Syndicate: http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ, Kevin MacLeod: https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu, Tony Longworth: https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7, and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu: https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8 is used with permission. 

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    “THE MOST DREADFUL EXECUTION OF THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS” and More True Horrors! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 64:42

    “THE MOST DREADFUL EXECUTION OF THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS” and More True Horrors! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: Like many desolate places, the Arctic has its share of ghost stories and haunted legends floating around the frigid, wild areas of its domain. It might be the frights rather than the cold that gives you goosebumps. (Ghostly Shivers of the Arctic Circle) *** Weirdo family member Joy Cruz remembers something her mother told her as a child… and it quite possibly saved her soul. (I've Seen The Devil) *** You never know what might be lurking just out of sight – in the shadows, behind a door. I'll share a few true stories that might make you double-check the locks at night and check the closet before going to bed. (Never Trust The Dark) *** A 5-year-old boy having the time of his life at a carnival suddenly goes missing – and when found later there is no evidence whatsoever as to how he got where he was, who took him there, or what happened to him before he was found. (The Disturbing Case of Little Stephen McKerron) *** When you think of the Salem Witch Trials, you typically think of women being burned at the stake, innocently accused of witchcraft. There are two incorrect assumption about that mental picture. First, most of the accused were hung, and none have been truly verified to be burned alive. And second, sorcery and Satan worship were not seen to be bound by gender, and so either a man, woman, boy, or girl could be a witch. And one of those unfortunate men was Giles Corey – but his punishment went beyond the norm, and into the gruesome. (The Most Dreadful Execution of The Salem Witch Trials)(Dark Archives episode from June 29, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Ghostly Shivers of the Arctic Circle” by Jodi Smith for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/yc9ymjyx“The Most Dreadful Execution of The Salem Witch Trials” from Sometimes Interesting: https://tinyurl.com/y979qn8e, and Evan Corey for History: https://tinyurl.com/y7qt45kx“I've Seen The Devil” by Joy Cruz for Weird Darkness: https://WeirdDarkness.com/submit“The Disturbing Case of Little Stephen McKerron” from Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/ydf4w6ce“Never Trust the Dark” from The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/y7bgdq5zSubscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “WHEN THE CIRCUS CAME TO TOWN” and “THE ‘ALONE' REALITY SHOW COVERUP” #WeirdDarkness #HorrorFiction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 54:57

    “WHEN THE CIRCUS CAME TO TOWN” and “THE ‘ALONE' REALITY SHOW COVERUP” #WeirdDarkness #HorrorFictionClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: In this Horror Fiction edition, Stephanie Scissom writes of when a circus unexpectedly arrived in a small city, and along with the fun, merriment and laughter, there was a dark, dreary, and dangerous element. It's “When The Circus Came to Town.” And, an author who goes by the alias 5yn brings a story of what happened on the set of History's show, “Alone” - something that they covered up. It's no wonder he's writing under an assumed name. The story is simply called, “Alone.”(Dark Archives episode from June 25, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“When The Circus Came to Town” by Stephanie Scissom: https://tinyurl.com/y7slhth9 “Alone” by 5yn: https://tinyurl.com/ybcllfpnSubscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “A DEMON MADE ME DO IT” and More Dark But True Tales! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 61:21

    Click here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: “The devil made me do it.” It's an excuse that has been used so often by so many that it has lost its meaning, and its effectiveness. So only a fool or a madman would commit a horrible act and then try to blame it on the devil or a demon… unless, of course, that person truly believes that is exactly what happened to them. (A Demon Made Me Do It) *** The little Norwegian village of Bærum Verk still stands as an old foundry settlement, and is an active place, both as a place to work, and as a place to live – and as a place to keep living even after you're dead. (The Most Haunted Village in Norway) *** When John and Eva were married they told their relatives that they planned to honeymoon on the Atlantic coast, but John had another plan, and it would not be his last deception. But it would be the first act in what ended up being a mystery that has still gone unsolved to this day. (The Lawrenceburg Shanty-Boat Mystery) *** There are more than a few stories from upright citizens around the world who claim to have seen tiny humans. I'm not talking about the diminutive human beings we used to classify as dwarves or midgets until we became more enlightened. I'm talking about short, maybe two-foot tall, perfectly proportioned people. (Big Stories About Little People) *** Weirdo family member James Pierce brings a true story that he calls, “It Came Through the Screen Door”.(Dark Archives episode from June 24, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Genesis of Geraldine” by David Jeremiah for Light Source: https://tinyurl.com/y7t7nuwx “A Demon Made Me Do It” by Jacob Shelton for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/y2qedyjq, and Orrin Grey for The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/yb8e6z25“The Most Haunted Village in Norway” from Moon Mausoleum: https://tinyurl.com/ya8nuxur “The Lawrenceburg Shanty-Boat Mystery” by Robert Wilhelm for Murder By Gaslight: https://tinyurl.com/yyod3q3j“Big Stories About Little People” by Nick Redfern for Mysterious Universe: https://tinyurl.com/ycql47wq“It Came Through the Screen Door” by Weirdo family member James PierceSubscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “PLAGUE WEDDINGS” and More Horrifying But True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 54:03

    “PLAGUE WEDDINGS” and More Horrifying But True Stories! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: 
Imagine a young mother coming home late one night after a trip to the ER for a minor illness. The next day she is missing. That is just the beginning of the strange and unsettling case of Charlotte Pollis. (The Disappearance of Charlotte Pollis) *** There was a time when people would get married in cemeteries – not because they were goth or because they loved the macabre surroundings, but because they felt it would keep them from getting sick. (Plague Weddings) *** The five pointed star is ubiquitous. We learn to draw it in grade school, teachers draw it on our test papers to show we've done a good job – but turn the star upside down and suddenly it becomes mysterious, and strange… it become a pentagram. Why does the pentagram hold so much power over some people? And what are the secrets it holds? (Secrets of the Pentagram) *** It's a supernatural creature that appears at night to travelers. If you see a white one, it is there to protect you from harm and help you along your journey. If you see a black one, it is there to kill you. We'll look at the Central American cryptid known as the cadejo. (The Cadejo)(Dark Archives episode from June 23, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…BOOK: “The Power of the Pendulum” by T.C. Lethbridge: https://amzn.to/37WS6QD “The Disappearance of Charlotte Pollis” from Lost & Found Blogs: https://tinyurl.com/y8ckncps “Plague Weddings” by Michele Debczak for Mental Floss: https://tinyurl.com/y9emwvvl “Secrets of the Pentagram” by A. Sutherland for Message to Eagle: https://tinyurl.com/ybua5scx “The Cadejo” by Robert Bitto for Mexico Unexplained: https://tinyurl.com/y7725k8f Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “DOGFIGHT WITH A UFO” and 4 More Terrifying True Stories – PLUS BLOOPERS! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 67:12

    “DOGFIGHT WITH A UFO” and 4 More Terrifying True Stories – PLUS BLOOPERS! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: The U.S. Government explained the rapidly maneuvering lights as a weather balloon. But if you believe what fighter pilot George F. Gorman says, you'll believe there are some giant holes in the U.S. Government's story. Because Gorman ended up in an aerial battle with one of those so-called “weather balloons”. (The Gorman Dogfight) *** A passerby found scraps of paper on the ground, implicating that one of the areas most prominent families was harboring a secret – that the husband had his own wife imprisoned in their own home for months on end – unable to leave her own bedroom. But that was just the beginning of the story. (Imprisoned In Her Own Room By Her Husband) *** In the wilds of Africa it is said there is a man-like creature, human in every way aside from one – the being has no head. (Beware The Headless Blemmy) *** The most famous being the Grim Reaper, dark hooded entities seems to be relatively common in the reports of ghost-like beings. They can be intimidating, foreboding, and downright terrifying. One man's experience didn't stop with only one encounter – they haven't stopped at all. (The Black Hooded Figure That Haunts Me) *** A couple have a fight, one of them leaves the home to cool off. It's something that happens every day in every town and city. It's simply how some couples have to work through things. But in one case, 32 years later, the woman who left to cool off has yet to return, and her family is still waiting. (The Elizabeth Campbell Mystery)(Dark Archives episode from June 22, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Gorman Dogfight” by Colin Bertram for History.com: https://tinyurl.com/y9tr8jg7“Beware The Headless Blemmy” by Gemma Hollman for Just History Posts https://tinyurl.com/y7en2pur“The Black Hooded Figure That Haunts Me” by Stephen Wagner for Live About: https://tinyurl.com/ybbqw2ex“Imprisoned In Her Own Room By Her Husband” from London Overlooked: https://tinyurl.com/y8vtrywx“The Elizabeth Campbell Mystery” by Heather Graup.com for Lost n' Found Blogs: https://tinyurl.com/ydc7kzdd Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “THE CHILD NOT REALLY THERE” and Other Strange True Stories – PLUS BLOOPERS!! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 75:01

    “THE CHILD NOT REALLY THERE” and Other Strange True Stories – PLUS BLOOPERS!! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: A child walking into their parent's room in the middle of the night is something every parent who has ever had a child has experienced on multiple occasions – but one parent's experience ended with a dark twist. (The Child Not Really There) *** Georgette Bauerdorf was a young socialite with a grand future – when her life was cut short in the dead of the night. Her screams went unanswered, and her murder became a mystery. And Georgette's murder remains unsolved almost 80 years later. (The Unsolved Murder of Georgette Bauerdorf) *** The bat is a mysterious creature. To some, such as the Chinese, it is considered a symbol of luck. To others such as the Europeans and Americans, it is seen as something scary. And of course horror films see it as the flying form of Bela Lugosi. But the Mayans might have the strangest, or maybe coolest – depending on your outlook – opinion on the bat; they believe it is the representation of a deadly vampire god. (Camazotz: The Death Bat Vampire God) *** Helen Knabe's life was remarkable, in the best sense of the word. Unfortunately, her death was also remarkable, but in the worst possible way.
 (The Deadly House Call) *** Blanche Monnier was kept locked in her bedroom for a quarter of a century. When finally rescued she looked inhuman. What her mother did to her was inhumane. (Locked In Her Room For 25 Years) *** An historian has come forward saying that his father, the former Commander of White Sands Missile Range in the 1940s, analyzed some of the material found at the UFO crash site at Roswell. I'll tell you what he found.(Navy Captain Tested Roswell UFO Debris) *** The lynching of Sheriff Henry Plummer poses one of the most haunting mysteries of the Old West. But I'll share some of the details that not everyone has heard about this grim 1863 incident. (The Lynching of Sheriff Plummer)(Dark Archives episode from June 17, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Deadly House Call” from Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/ybq4snl6 “The Unsolved Murder of Georgette Bauerdorf” by Elisabeth Tilsra for The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/yae6ccll “The Child Not Really There” by Kest from Your Ghost Stories: https://tinyurl.com/y8qvyp7u “Camazotz: The Death Bat Vampire God” by A. Sutherland for Ancient Pages: https://tinyurl.com/ydbxxuaw “Locked In Her Room For 25 Years” from Bugged Space: https://tinyurl.com/y9tsr6m7 “Navy Captain Tested Roswell UFO Debris” by Anthony Bragalia for UFO Explorations: https://tinyurl.com/yazkthbn “The Lynching of Sheriff Plummer” by R.E. Matter and R.E. Boswell for Wild West Magazine: https://tinyurl.com/ydffcl8c Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “THERE IS NO ESCAPING THE REAPER” and More Strange But True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 51:32

    “THERE IS NO ESCAPING THE REAPER” and More Strange But True Stories! #WeirdDarknessIN THIS EPISODE: Charles died in a horrible train accident, but before anyone knew he was dead, his family received 35 calls from his phone after the tragedy. (He Kept Calling His Family After He Was Dead) *** Weirdo family member Christa Aurand describes something about herself that is somewhat unusual. Unusual to her – and kind of creepy to those around her. You see, sometimes people think she's dead. (I Am Not Dead) *** Army First Lieutenant Paul Byron Whipkey was as brave as he was handsome. After telling his fellow troops that he was going out for a drink he never came back – and was never heard from again, by anyone. (The Vanishing Lieutenant and the Disappearing Cadet) *** Final Destination is a massive franchise with numerous films, novels, and comic books in the universe it has created. Fortunately it's all from the minds of horror fiction authors. Or is it? There are real cases where some narrowly escaped death, only for death to catch up to them soon thereafter. Very soon. (You Can't Escape The Reaper)(Dark Archives episode from June 16, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Messages a Deceased Emily Sent To Her Boyfriend”: https://tinyurl.com/ybwjeoza “He Kept Calling His Family After He Was Dead” by Eric McCann for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/y926db7g “I Am Not Dead” by Weirdo family member, Christa Aurand, submitted at WeirdDarkness.com“You Can't Escape The Reaper” by Ryan Davis for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/y6v4hhmv “The Vanishing Lieutenant and the Disappearing Cadet” from Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/yan75oha; https://tinyurl.com/yc7f83mt Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    Wondery Presents: The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 6:50

    Available everywhere you listen to podcasts, or hear the entire series ad-free by joining Wondery+ at wondery.fm/WD_TEOBLBOn May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty of enemies. She left behind a trail of men she'd scammed, and she had a volatile relationship with Christian Brando, the troubled son of movie star Marlon Brando. Not since the O.J. Simpson case had the eyes of the nation been so fixated on a homicide. The search for Bonny's killer took detectives on an eleven-month odyssey across the country and through Hollywood's underbelly of hustlers, drug addicts, and would-be hitmen. It would be the most expensive murder investigation in LAPD history to date. This is the story of Robert and Bonny's toxic relationship, her shocking murder, and his chaotic trial. Did actor Robert Blake kill his wife? Or was the murder someone else's vendetta?From Wondery, and the team behind the hit series Hollywood & Crime (The Dating Game Killer, The Wonderland Murders, Death of Starlet) comes a six-part series about love, obsession and fame gone wrong. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Josh Lucas.Available everywhere you listen to podcasts, or hear the entire series ad-free by joining Wondery+ at wondery.fm/WD_TEOBLB

    “TO HELL AND BACK” and More Terrifying True Tales! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 58:43

    “TO HELL AND BACK” and More Terrifying True Tales! #WeirdDarknessIN THIS EPISODE: What is it truly like in hell? Of course the only way to find out is to die – and that's a bit extreme if you are just simply curious about the subject. Especially if you find yourself on the wrong side of the faith issue and have to spend an eternity in the “bad place”. But there are some who have reached the edge of life, teetering on the precipice of death, and believe they have experienced the fires of hell, and they were somehow able to return to tell us of their experience. (To Hell and Back) *** Most people are already familiar with the story of the ghost of Abraham Lincoln in the White House, but he is not lonely, not by far. There are many who have claimed to have seen, heard, and even felt ghosts while in the White House… even in the Oval Office itself. (Ghosts of the Oval Office) *** Do you sometimes experience visions of future events? You have dreams and sometimes they come true later? What should you do if you are having realistic premonitions? (Handling Your Premonitions) *** Jane Cakebread loved her liquor… a lot. How deep was that love? Well, she was arrested hundreds of times and convicted an amazing 281 times for drunkenness. (The Drunkest Woman In The World) *** In olden times, pure and reliable water was the staff of life – so a well with fresh water was a godsend. But what if that well is haunted? (The Haunted Holy Well) *** Growing up together as next door neighbors, a boy has a crush on a beautiful young girl – but the crush turns into obsession, and that obsession lead to the end of two lives. (In Love With The Girl Next Door)(Dark Archives episode from June 15, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“MYTHS ABOUT HELL” (Weird Darkness Afterward): https://www.spreaker.com/episode/50219296ARTICLE: William Desmond Taylor: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/4034EPISODE: Including Virginia Rappe story: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/996EPISODE: Including Jean Spangler story: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/3660“Handling Your Premonitions” by Stephen Wagner for Live About: https://tinyurl.com/y9gd6axa “The Drunkest Woman in the World” by Geri Walton: https://tinyurl.com/ybtfgr9l “The Haunted Holy Well” by Chris Lloyd for The Northern Echo: https://tinyurl.com/y9w8yktt “In Love With The Girl Next Door” by Robert Wilhelm for Murder By Gaslight: https://tinyurl.com/y2snzy89 “Ghosts of the Oval Office” by Paul Seaburn for Mysterious Universe: https://tinyurl.com/y8vjd6kv “To Hell and Back” by Katherine Ripley for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/y8payubb Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “THE BLACK TREE” and 2 More Short Fictional Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 59:26

    “THE BLACK TREE” and 2 More Short Fictional Horror Stories! #WeirdDarknessIN THIS EPISODE: “The Abandoned Drive-In Theater” *** “He Showed Up To Work After His Funeral” *** “The Black Tree in the Woods”. (Dark Archives episode from June 11, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Abandoned Drive-In Theater” by January Nelson, from Thought Catalog: https://tinyurl.com/ybwbdgev“He Showed Up To Work After His Funeral” by Thomas J. Sotvedt: https://tinyurl.com/yckfue5w“The Black Tree In The Woods” submitted anonymously to Thought Catalog: https://tinyurl.com/y7rocj8vSubscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “THE NIGHT WITCHES” and More True Tales! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 56:43

    “THE NIGHT WITCHES” and More True Tales! #WeirdDarknessIN THIS EPISODE: During World War II, a squadron of crop duster-style planes flown by Soviet female pilots were used as bombers to terrorize Nazi troops. They were so terrifying to the enemy they earned the nickname “Night Witches.” (The Night Witches) *** The jackalope is a mythical animal – so why do so many people claim to have seen it, even in modern times? (Horned Hares) *** There are places all over the world even today where, during a wedding ceremony, you might hear the reverend say the words, “Do you take this corpse to be your lawfully wedded husband?” (Beyond the Grave Nuptials) *** An old grudge between a detective and a reporter led to one of the strangest—and most damning—fake news stories of all-time. A story that nearly ruined Lizzie Borden. (The Lizzy Borden Newspaper Hoax) *** In 1948, sightings of mysterious green lights in the skies of Los Alamos, New Mexico and the Sandia atomic-weapons laboratories and other sensitive military installations had the U.S. Government extremely worried. That means they the green balls of fire weren't from America – so what were they? (UFO's and Green Fireballs)(Dark Archives episode from June 10, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Lizzy Borden Newspaper Hoax” by Dean Jobb for Crime Reads: https://tinyurl.com/yd9fvzes “Horned Hares” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://tinyurl.com/ycarwu4d “The Night Witches” from Bugged Space: https://tinyurl.com/ybthkflf “Beyond the Grave Nuptials” by Lisa A. Flowers for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/y7bevukf “UFO's and Green Fireballs” by Darryn King for History: https://tinyurl.com/y9eht7bk Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “KILLER KIDS AND MURDEROUS MINORS” and More Horrific True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 75:51

    “KILLER KIDS AND MURDEROUS MINORS” and More Horrific True Stories! #WeirdDarknessIN THIS EPISODE: As a listener of true crime podcasts, you likely are more than familiar with names like H.H. Holmes, Richard Ramirez, and Gary Ridgeway. But what happens when the serial killer hasn't even reached adolescence? We'll look at some chilling murders that were carried out by children, which will change the way you look at youthful adolescents from now on. (Killer Kids) *** Are there traits you can look for in a child that might indicate if they will become a killer later in life? We'll look at three traits believed to be indicators. (Predicting a Killer) *** You can teach a dog to roll over and fetch. You can teach a cat to use the toilet. Lions and tigers have been trained to jump through hoops of fire to thrill spectators at circuses worldwide. And even a gorilla has been taught some basic sign language. But would you believe there was once a horse that could do arithmetic? (The Horse Who Could Do Math) *** William Stead was a newspaper editor and journalist in the 1890s. His beat wasn't the fashion scene or stock market, nor was it the arts district or even politics. He covered the paranormal. And it wasn't hard to come up with stories, because all he had to do was to call up someone from the underworld for an exclusive interview. (Words From Beyond The Grave) *** If you move into an old house, it always feels awkward at first. After a while though, it begins to feel like home. For some people, if the house is a bit older, perhaps that odd feeling of being watched never really goes away. But if your house was built 270 years ago, you probably should just assume you've got a spook or two already residing there before you sign the mortgage. (1750's Horror Home)(Dark Archives episode from June 09, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…BOOK: “Homicidal Threats” by J. M. MacDonald: https://amzn.to/3f4CcGi BOOK: “After Death or Letters From Julia” by W.T. Stead: https://amzn.to/2Ydk9qp BOOK: “The Blue Island: Experiences of a New Arrival Beyond the Veil” by W.T. Stead: https://amzn.to/2XKCbS4“Killer Kids” by Abbey White for The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/yd7wbqw7 “Predicting a Killer” by CWS for The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/yaxza9ju “The Horse Who Could Do Math” by Kaushik Patowary for Amusing Planet: https://tinyurl.com/yb3zn423 “Words From Beyond the Grave” by Marc Hartzman for Weird Historian: https://tinyurl.com/ya3tk8rv “1750s Horror Home” by Virulent Peach for Your Ghost Stories: https://tinyurl.com/y7vl59da Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “THE STRANGERS ON THE SUBWAY” and one more Short Horror Story of Fiction! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 54:48

    “THE STRANGERS ON THE SUBWAY” and one more Short Horror Story of Fiction! #WeirdDarknessClick here to find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: First up, it's a story from Sammy Ruiz called “The Statues”, and then it's a story submitted anonymously called “The Strangers”.(Dark Archives episode from July 02, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Statues” by Sammy Ruiz: https://tinyurl.com/ydxzvtfm“The Strangers” submitted anonymously to Creepypasta.com: https://tinyurl.com/ycv86sfs Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “TRUE TALES OF PEOPLE WAKING UP IN THE MORGUE” and More Terrifying Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 57:12

    “TRUE TALES OF PEOPLE WAKING UP IN THE MORGUE” and More Terrifying Stories! #WeirdDarknessIN THIS EPISODE: Imagine waking up and all you see is pitch black darkness. You're cold, and if you're not mistaken, you're also naked. You try to get up and immediately bump your head, when you spread your arms your horrible suspicion is confirmed… you are enclosed in some type of box. A refrigerated box. Then you realize it… you're in a morgue. But wait… aren't you're alive? How can this be? Even now in the 21st century, tales like this do happen – and they are just as terrifying as you imagine. I'll share true stories of people waking up in the morgue. (True Tales of People Waking Up in a Morgue) *** Paranormal creatures that feed on the flesh of humans are known in legends and stories throughout the world. But some of the nastiest of those nighttime feeders dwell in the country and culture of Japan. (The Flesh Eating Revenants of Japan) *** One of our Weirdo family members tells of a childhood incident where a game of hide and seek ends in a game of scream and run! (The Floating Baby Doll) *** Two nursing students rent an apartment together. But then things get strange. Then scary. Then horrifying. Even a skilled paranormal researcher has no explanation as to what happened to them in that apartment. (The Thing That Went Clawing In The Night) *** On May 23rd, 2020 the city of Bryan, Texas had an incredible lightning storm. But what normally would be a fascinating experience, became utterly horrifying when seemingly out of nowhere, straight from the blackened sky, came what sounded like a woman screaming… and screaming… and screaming. I'll share the story and the terrifying audio. (Screaming in a Texas Lightning Storm) *** You don't want to get too close to the tomb of Bloody Mackenzie at the Greyfriars Kirkyard - his evil spirit just might grab you by the throat. (The Mackenzie Poltergeist)(Dark Archives episode from June 08, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…BOOK: “Ghosts Over Britain” by Peter Moss: https://amzn.to/3dIulOi VIDEO: Screaming in the skies over Texas: https://tinyurl.com/y9853kkv “The Flesh Eating Revenants of Japan” by Brent Swancer for Mysterious Universe: https://tinyurl.com/y8euansf “True Tales of People Waking Up in a Morgue” by Amy Robleski for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/yy8dqzey “The Floating Baby Doll” by Weirdo Kayla Monge, submitted to https://WeirdDarkness.com/submit“The Thing That Went Clawing In The Night” from Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/y9uskjnv “Screaming in a Texas Lightning Storm” by Rob Schwarz for Stranger Dimensions: https://tinyurl.com/yc6p6ndb, with audio footage from the YouTube channel of Daniel Robb: https://tinyurl.com/y9853kkv “The Mackenzie Poltergeist” by Gary Sweeney for The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/y98r8ep5 Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    JUNE 19, 2022 #WeirdDarknessRadioShow (EARLY RELEASE FOR PODCAST SUBSCRIBERS!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 78:21

    JUNE 19, 2022 #WeirdDarknessRadioShow (EARLY RELEASE FOR PODCAST SUBSCRIBERS!)HOUR ONE: Find one of the most eccentric men you can, allow them to move into a rundown cottage and fix it up as they like, filling it with trinkets, doodads, and costumes, and you have the makings of amazing town gossip… and some eerie tales that remain many years later. (The Cotswolds Ghost) *** It's hard to believe, but the terms “psychopath” and “sociopath” aren't usually listed in medical reference resources and texts. Instead, they are labeled as “Antisocial Personality Disorders”. That's a pretty friendly and noncommittal way of describing a serial killer. No wonder we don't know if psychopaths come from nature or nurture. (Psychopaths: Born or Made?) *** Plus, I'll tell you about a man who outlived his entire family – but that's not the amazing part of his life. The amazing part is all of the things he lived through that should have killed him! (The Unbreakable Mr. Talkington) *** AND MORE!= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =HOUR TWO: His voice, music and even look was loved by millions, he was adored by women, admired by men. The death of Elvis Presley sent shockwaves around the world. But once the tears began to dry, the conspiracies began to rise, with some wondering if Elvis may in fact have faked his own death just to escape the never-ending spotlight of fame. (The Life, Death, and Undeath of Elvis Presley) *** Elon Musk, the man with the dream of taking us to Mars, was born on June 28th, 1971 – but 22 years before Elon was born, it was written that Elon (mentioned by name) would be in a leader on Mars. Hard to believe, but it's true. (The Prophecy of Wernher Von Braun) *** “The Virginia Plantation Haunted by Boy Scouts” *** AND MORE!= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Cotswolds Ghost” by Brian Haughton: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/yc6k53mp “Psychopaths: Born or Made?” by Mildred Delgado for Crime Traveller: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/jzd6jr56 “The Unbreakable Mr. Talkington” posted at Esoterx.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/34mdyn3s “The Life, Death, and Undeath of Elvis Presley” by Noelle Talmon for Ranker Conspiracies: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/kaaa5whz “The Prophecy of Wernher Von Braun” from Earth-Chronicles: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2339rcez “The Plantation Haunted by Boy Scouts” by Laura Allan for Ranker's Graveyard Shift: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4r3f8s2v = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music, varying by episode, provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony: https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t, Midnight Syndicate: http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ, Kevin MacLeod: https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu, Tony Longworth: https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7, and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu: https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8 is used with permission. 

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    “THE GREENWOOD RACE MASSACRE” #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 22:41

    “THE GREENWOOD RACE MASSACRE” #WeirdDarknessIN THIS EPISODE: Greenwood Avenue featured luxury shops, restaurants, movie theaters, a library, pool halls and nightclubs… until late May and early June of 1921. It was almost exactly 99 years ago today that a brutal race riot took place in this suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Which is tragically ironic, watching the news and seeing what is happening all over the USA today in early June of 2020. You could almost think that nothing has changed. We'll look at what happened in Greenwood, Oklahoma 99 years ago. (Dark Archives episode from June 03, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…BOOK: “Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District” by Hannibal Johnson: https://amzn.to/2ABwQ69 “The Greenwood Race Massacre” from Alexis Clark: https://tinyurl.com/qkb6cs7, and the editors at History.com: https://tinyurl.com/yxpzw2cc Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “DID ABRAHAM LINCOLN EVER TRULY DEAL WITH VAMPIRES?” and More! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 70:31

    “DID ABRAHAM LINCOLN EVER TRULY DEAL WITH VAMPIRES?” and More! #WeirdDarkness=IN THIS EPISODE: It began in early April, 1971 and continued for several weeks. Numerous calls, fifty in total, all reporting sighting a strange beast – half human, half wolf. Possibly female. What were the people of Mobile, Alabama witnessing? (The Wolf Woman of Mobile Alabama) *** You know someone is truly evil when their own children are warning the public about them while the parent is in prison. That's exactly what the daughter of serial killer Shelly Knotek has been doing. (Serial Killer Landlady) *** Was U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's mother actually killed by vampires? (Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) *** It began as a sharing of a water source between properties… then accusations of improper relations… and it escalated to murder in 1895 Indiana. But who killed the beautiful, young Clara Shanks? (The Wolf Creek Tragedy) *** Six young boys were out playing when suddenly a bolt of lightning came crashing down near them. That's when they saw the tiny, strange-looking blue man. (Strange Tales of Little Blue Men) *** The loneliness of isolation during the mandated quarantine from the current pandemic can be stressful for some, torturous for others, and terrifying for some – particularly those who are forced to stay indoors in a home that is also haunted. 
(Quarantining With a Ghost)(Dark Archives from June 02, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…BOOK: “If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood” by Gregg Olsen: https://amzn.to/3cqoXOq “Quarantining With a Ghost” by Molly Fitzpatrick for The New York Times: https://tinyurl.com/ybwphplt, and Paul Guzzo for the Tampa Bay Times: https://tinyurl.com/y97lg8nc “The Wolf Woman of Mobile Alabama” by Rev. Robin Swope for Paranormal Pastor: https://tinyurl.com/y7hd7scc“Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Buck Wolf for Live About: https://tinyurl.com/ybwx5tyz “Serial Killer Landlady” by Pritha Paul for MeAww: https://tinyurl.com/ya4zkcwx “The Wolf Creek Tragedy” by Robert Wilhelm for Murder By Gaslight: https://tinyurl.com/y6y938n7 “Strange Tales of Little Blue Men” by Brent Swancer for Mysterious Universe: https://tinyurl.com/y8jvwe4k Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “WHERE TO NEXT? (N.E.D.)” BY LUTHER KROSS – A SHORT HORROR FICTION STORY #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 24:27

    “WHERE TO NEXT? (N.E.D.)” BY LUTHER KROSS – A SHORT HORROR FICTION STORY #WeirdDarknessSOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“N.E.D.” was written by Luther Kross: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4fa2pek2 Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “NAZCA'S THREE-FINGERED EXTRATERRESTRIAL MUMMIES” and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 63:57

    “NAZCA'S THREE-FINGERED EXTRATERRESTRIAL MUMMIES” and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarknessIN THIS EPISODE: Once in a while you'll hear of a horrible tragedy and the victim will be described as “ground into mincemeat”. In some case, this is not much of an exaggeration. (Ground Into Mincemeat) *** In 2016, near the infamous Nazca Lines, an incredible find came to light – not gold or jewels, not remnants of pottery, but a tomb. But what was found within the tomb has raised more questions than answers, as the resident mummies appears not to be human… just humanoid. (The Nazca Three-Fingered Mummy) *** In 1983 Diane Downs shot her own children – Christie, Danny and Cheryl, in the backseat of the car. Miraculously, Christie Downs survived. (The Survival of Christie Downs) *** When it comes to demonic possession, it's often chalked up to mental illness – but sometimes the events surrounding the possessed person are so bizarre and unexplainable, you are almost forced to believe in the supernatural. Such was the case with Don Decker. (The Pennsylvania Rain Man) *** Cannibalism – just the word itself is enough to creep you out. Fortunately, cases of it are usually distant, in some far-off, remote, jungle area, done by natives who have yet to discover civilization. At least, that's what we like to believe. Unfortunately, it happens worldwide, nearer than you think. Like… in America. And in some cases, not so long ago. (American Cannibals) *** The death of a young girl and her boyfriend leave an Illinois town devastated… and it also left behind a lingering ghost. (The Ghost of Mary Jane Reed)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…ALBERT FISH episode: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/46rmaca3 “The Nazca Three-Fingered Mummy” from TheSchareChamber.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/364kxnar “Ground Into Mincemeat” posted at StrangeAgo.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3rmddv3e “The Pennsylvania Rain Man” by Marcus Lowth for UFO Insight: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p8bz5ez “The Survival of Christie Downs” by Marco Margaritoff for All That's Interesting: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p98ek5s “The Ghost of Mary Jane Reed” from American Hauntings Ink: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/582z7w4j “American Cannibals” from Ranker Crime: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p8j83p4 Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “WAKE THE DEAD” and More True and Macabre Stories (PLUS BLOOPERS)! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 61:45

    “WAKE THE DEAD” and More True and Macabre Stories (PLUS BLOOPERS)! #WeirdDarknessIN THIS EPISODE: I'm pretty sure that unless you were born of a virgin, died, and then rose from the grave three days later, no one has had any real success at bringing people back from the underworld. But that's exactly what people who practice necromancy try to do – wake the dead. They can't be successful at it though, can they? (Raising The Dead) *** The people of Japan have a myth of a terrible snake-like creature with death-dealing powers called a Tsuchinoko. But unlike many legends, there have been modern sightings of this bizarre cryptid. Is it real? If so, what could it be? (Is The Legendary Tsuchinoko Real?) *** At the age of only 14, George Stinney Jr. was the youngest person in history to be put to death in the electric chair. Then, seventy years later he was proven innocent. (The Execution of an Innocent) *** A snowy November day, a bus full of students, and an icy lake. It was about to become the day of the worst school-related accident in Washington state history. (School Bus Plunges To An Icy Death) *** They were cigar-shaped, glowed red and could turn on a dime. Which ruled out even the most sophisticated rockets of the time. What is it that World War II fighter pilots were seeing in the skies flying with them? (The UFOs of World War 2)(Dark Archives episode from June 01, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…BOOK: Military Encounters with UFOs in World War II by Keith Chester: https://amzn.to/2MdWUHl “Is The Legendary Tsuchinoko Real?” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://tinyurl.com/y7aoznc2 “The Execution of an Innocent” from Bugged Space: https://tinyurl.com/yagynb2y “Zombie Science” by Kimberly Hickok for Live Science: https://tinyurl.com/ybud3hly “Raising The Dead” by Jen Jeffers for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/y9g48lkz “The UFOs of World War 2” by Adam Janos for History: https://tinyurl.com/yamx3hnl “School Bus Plunges To An Icy Death” by Daryl McClary for History Link: https://tinyurl.com/ybtxdrrl Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES” and More Strange, Disturbing, Stories (AND BLOOPERS)! #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 53:07

    “THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES” and More Strange, Disturbing, Stories (AND BLOOPERS)! #WeirdDarknessIN THIS EPISODE: If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Invisibility? Flight? Super strength or speed? What about X-ray vision like Superman? Would you believe there was a man in the 20th century who did have x-ray vision, without technology to do it? He had a few other superpowers as well! (The Man With The X-Ray Eyes) *** All families have their ups and downs. However, when you find a clan where an infanticide trial is arguably the least worst thing to happen to them, it's safe to say you've found one very special household… the Mabbitt family. 
(The Confusing Disappearance of Luella Mabbitt) *** It was the slaying that shocked Australia. Sometime on the night of December 26th, 1898, Michael Murphy and his two younger sisters were slaughtered as they traveled back from Gatton in southeastern Australia. Their murders prompted a massive investigation—yet the crime remains unsolved to this day. (Australia's Unsolved Gatton Murders) *** A woman moves into a home where the past three residents went insane. What could possibly go wrong? (The House With The Unfortunate Past) *** Bartholomew Roberts, better known as the infamous pirate Black Bart, operated in the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean from 1719 to 1722. He was easily the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, having been known to have captured over 400 ships in his day. But could it be true that he was actually forced to become a pirate against his will? (Was Black Bart Forced To Become a Pirate?)(Dark Archives episode from May 29, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…VIDEO of Kuba Bux from 1938: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/6546 “Australia's Unsolved Gatton Murders” by Orrin Grey for The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/yapybysk “The Confusing Disappearance of Luella Mabbitt” from Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/y88xoa95 “The Man With The X-Ray Eyes” by Marc Hartzman for Weird Historian: https://tinyurl.com/y9ok2wnz “The House With The Unfortunate Past” by Dar77 from Your Ghost Stories: https://tinyurl.com/y85t95qe “Was Black Bart Forced To Become a Pirate?” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://tinyurl.com/yc7doxlj Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 

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    “NORTH CAROLINA: HAUNTED HOMES, EERIE ESTATES, BEDEVILED BUILDINGS, PARANORMAL PATHS” #WeirdDarkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 97:14

    “NORTH CAROLINA: HAUNTED HOMES, EERIE ESTATES, BEDEVILED BUILDINGS, PARANORMAL PATHS” #WeirdDarknessIN THIS EPISODE: According to Haunted Rooms America, "When you look at North Carolina's geography, it almost seems as though it was made for paranormal stories. There are the mysterious mountains to the west and seemingly endless, creepy marshes in the east!"(Dark Archives episode from May 27, 2020)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…https://tinyurl.com/yanl5jnr, https://tinyurl.com/ybnw382h, https://tinyurl.com/y7anuc68, https://tinyurl.com/yd3gavnx, https://tinyurl.com/y9mvokuo, https://tinyurl.com/ybjem4dd, https://tinyurl.com/ya4xywtk, https://tinyurl.com/y9cbk2zo, https://tinyurl.com/y87bre4p, https://tinyurl.com/yblt5vfg Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/episodes/feed.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myu