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Bedtime Stories

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From Ballen Studios, welcome to Bedtime Stories. From the paranormal to the supernatural, unsolved mysteries, strange deaths, cryptids, and the most disturbing of true crime, we’ll bring you stories from around the world, all told in a unique and bone-chilling way. New episodes every Wednesday.


To submit story ideas, email: bedtime.stories@outlook.com

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Peaks and Troughs

Peaks and Troughs

2024-04-1039:501

Story One – Tragedy in Death ValleyAmerica’s Death Valley is aptly named, being the site of the highest ambient air temperature ever recorded on Earth. Over the centuries, this region has claimed the lives of countless travellers who were poorly prepared for the extreme dangers such an unforgiving environment presents. Join us as we examine one such tragic case.Story Two – The Mystery of the Tatra MountainsOn a summer morning in 1925, a Polish family set out on a planned hike through one of the country’s picturesque mountainous regions. Beset by uncharacteristically poor weather conditions, what happened to them next remains unexplained to this day. Join us as we delve into the mystery of the Tatra Mountains.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Home Sweet Homicide

Home Sweet Homicide

2024-04-0339:011

Story One – The Mystery of the Midnight RiderIn this story, we examine one of the lesser known of America’s unsolved crimes. A series of murders which took place during the early 1900’s, perpetrated by an enigmatic and brutal killer. One who would become known over time as the Midnight Rider.Story Two – The Misery of the Myrtles PlantationGiven their history, it is perhaps of little surprise that America’s Southern states are home to a wealth of allegedly haunted locations. In this story we examine one of the most infamous of these sites. A rural dwelling, which possesses a past saturated in sadness and tragedy. Join us as we examine the Misery of the Myrtles Plantation.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Projects and Experiments

Projects and Experiments

2024-03-2739:131

Story One – The Philadelphia ExperimentIn this story, we explore one of the most notorious covert military projects of all time, involving an alleged attempt during World War II to make a naval vessel disappear from the visual plane. In the aftermath, it was soon discovered that the test had tragic consequences, leaving many of its crew in states of unimaginable insanity, catatonia and in some cases, far worse. Join us as we examine the infamous Philadelphia Experiment.Story Two – The Montauk ProjectThe infamous Philadelphia Experiment allegedly succeeded in cloaking a naval warship from the visible plane, but at great personal cost to those involved. Stories persist that the events aboard the USS Eldridge formed the basis for yet further disturbing research on the part of the US military, a sinister scientific programme known as The Montauk Project.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The Haunted Isles

The Haunted Isles

2024-03-2038:39

Story One – Ghosts of the London UndergroundThe Underground has been at the centre of London’s transport infrastructure for a century and a half. During that time, it has played host to many historical events, from sheltering civilians in the second world war, to being a target of the 2005 London terrorist attacks. Many people have lost their lives in these tunnels. Could their restless souls remain as ghosts of the London Underground?Story Two – Phantoms of Leap CastleIn previous episodes we have visited a number of locations where the manifestation of restless spirits seems to be inevitably tied to tragic events in the distant past. A medieval castle, which lies in the heart of rural Ireland, is apparently the scene of just such a phenomenon. Join us, as we uncover the phantoms of Leap Castle.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Something Lurks

Something Lurks

2024-03-1337:28

Story One – The Monster of MorbachThroughout the summer of 1988, American military personnel stationed on the European mainland were ecstatic about the possibility of the Cold War coming to a close. But at one West German airbase, the conflict still had one last terrifying incident to inflict upon the hapless defenders.Story Two – The Mad Gasser of MattoonAs the Second World War raged back and forth across the front lines of far-flung lands, the residents of a small town in rural Illinois would find themselves fighting their own battle for survival against a sinister and mysterious enemy. Who was the Mad Gasser of Mattoon?MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
During the latter half of the Cold War, American military personnel who were stationed in the United Kingdom were involved in a series of disturbing incidents, during which they reported mysterious interactions with unidentified flying objects.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Triangles

Triangles

2024-02-2836:242

Story One – Mysteries of the Bennington TriangleTucked away near the borders of Vermont and Massachusetts is a small area of land believed to be the focal point for a wide variety of unexplained and mysterious phenomena. It is a place of outstanding natural beauty, but also one of great danger.Story Two – Vanishings of the Great Lakes TriangleThe seas are a truly dangerous place, and sadly every year, it is inevitable that a small number of ships and aircraft are lost whilst traversing them. But there are certain areas of open water, that seem to claim more than their fair share of souls, providing no explanation for these disappearances.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Ipsum Arcanum

Ipsum Arcanum

2024-02-2136:191

Story One – The Village That VanishedHistory is littered with instances in which large groups of people have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. In many of these cases, some form of explanation has eventually come to light. But for some, the facts are so inexplicable that no convincing hypothesis has ever been agreed upon. In this story, we examine just such an occurrence; the village that vanished.Story Two – Who Was The Isdal Woman?In the closing weeks of 1970, the badly burned remains of a dead female victim were discovered lying on the side of an isolated Norwegian valley. Her identity has continued to elude the authorities, right up to this very day. In this second story, we ask who was the Isdal woman?MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Clearview

Clearview

2024-02-1429:342

During our previous episode, we examined a series of strange incidents, which are believed to have taken place at an isolated cattle ranch, located in Eastern Colorado. But as inexplicable and fantastic as those occurrences may have been, they are in some ways eclipsed by a somewhat unrelated series of events, which are alleged to have transpired on another property. A rural homestead, which would come to be known as Clearview.ALIEN MESSAGE“Attention. We have allowed you to remain. We have interfered with your lives very little. Do not cause us to take action which you will regret. Your friends will be instructed to remain silent regarding us.”MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The US state of Colorado possesses a colourful history of strange and inexplicable incidents. From the San Luis Valley to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, many residents have reported bizarre phenomena including strange lights and cattle mutilations. In this episode, we will hear the accounts of one man who spent almost a decade in charge of a buffalo ranch, on which he would almost lose his sanity.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Final Flight

Final Flight

2024-02-0737:08

Story One – The Peculiar Death of Peter GibbsIn December 1975, a light aircraft took off from a hotel in the west of Scotland, on a recreational flight. It did not return, and when evidence was eventually uncovered about the loss of both the plane and its pilot, there were more questions than answers. This week, we try to unravel the complexities surrounding the peculiar death of Peter Gibbs.Story Two – The Plane in the ForestIn this story, we will be returning to Soviet-era Russia, in order to delve deeper into a mysterious and perplexing incident. That of a Cold War incident, which allegedly resulted in the loss of a number of Soviet soldiers. A mystery known in smaller circles simply as, the Plane in the Forest.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Highways of Horror

Highways of Horror

2024-01-3136:33

In the dark stretches between our towns and cities, there lies millions upon millions of miles of road. These paved networks are the life blood of our economies and facilitate our connections with the wider world. They also provide the settings for some of the most disturbing encounters on record. Join us as we explore these highways of horror.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends

2024-01-2438:463

Story One – America’s VampiresOver the decades, successive literary and cinematic offerings have gradually bastardised the original interpretation of the vampire from that of a terrifying and murderous monster, into a somewhat romanticised and almost comedic caricature. But the reality behind the concept of vampirism is far removed from the fantasy, borne out of a flurry of brutal and truly horrifying murders. In this story, we meet America’s Vampires.Story Two – The Scourge of the SkinwalkerFor centuries, the most southerly regions of the United States have been plagued by stories of strange beings that travel under the cover of darkness, attacking any human beings they encounter without fear or remorse. In our second story, we explore the Scourge of the Skinwalker.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Story One – We Never Went BackIt has been nearly fifty years since the last human being set foot upon the lunar surface. Were budget constraints really the driving force behind this decision? Or was it something far more sinister? If the accounts of certain whistleblowers are to be believed, then it might just be that there is something on the moon.Story Two – The Strange Fate of Phobos IIFor centuries, humanity has obsessed about the existence of intelligent beings residing upon the seemingly lifeless surface of Mars. Towards the end of the 1980’s, there is evidence that Russia may have been the nation to come closest to proving the existence of such beings. In this story, we examine the strange fate of Phobos II.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Nightshift

Nightshift

2024-01-1038:394

As one might expect, most paranormal or supernatural encounters occur in the hours of darkness. What is it about the night that seems to manifest these experiences? Is it our own feelings of vulnerability and isolation? Or is it something more profound? This week, we hear accounts from those who work on the dreaded nightshift.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AG See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The Alien South

The Alien South

2024-01-0337:04

Story One – The Alabama Metal ManWhen reviewing reports of supposed encounters with strange entities, it’s easy to be skeptical. However, the situation becomes more challenging when crucial witnesses can present seemingly compelling physical evidence to substantiate their claims. Such was the case in an incident, which occurred in the southern United States during the early 1970s, an alleged encounter with a mysterious figure known as the Alabama Metal Man.Story Two – The Pascagoula IncidentIn this story, we visit one of the most high-profile alien abduction stories ever to have been made public. We will examine the astounding testimony of those involved, as well as independent evidence which has surfaced in the years since, which seems to support their claims. Join us, as we delve into the disturbing circumstances of the Pascagoula Incident.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AG See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In parts one and two, we explored the instances of high strangeness at Skinwalker Ranch, which were made famous by the reported experiences of the Sherman family during the mid-90s. But who owned the ranch before them? And did they experience anything out of the ordinary? In this episode, we go back in time to the early days of this paranormal Disneyland and take a look at events which occurred long before it gained its wider notoriety.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
After being tormented to the point of mental breakdown, the Sherman family had nowhere to turn. They were stuck on a property that was haunted by something that went beyond their understanding and to make matters worse they were facing financial ruin. Fortunately, someone had heard their cry for help.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
From UFOs, wormholes and cryptids to cattle mutilations and poltergeists, a remote property in Northern Utah has been described as a Disneyland of paranormal and supernatural phenomena. A case that has turned the heads of even some of the most ardent of sceptics, we recount the tales from Skinwalker Ranch.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Season of Sadness

Season of Sadness

2023-12-2038:42

For most people, the Christmas period is a highly anticipated and joyous time of the year, and yet crime often continues unhindered throughout the festive period. In a small percentage of such occurrences, the identity of those responsible have never been uncovered. Meaning that for the families of those involved, Christmas will forever remain a season of sadness.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Benjamin Taylor

Huh, so it's skinwalker ranch all over again.

Feb 19th
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Joe Reller

This podcast is great! I appreciate that the reader speaks clearly, eloquently and the stories are interesting, well written.

Jan 23rd
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Gabriel M

If Ballin endorses this then I'm game. Love these type of formatted stories. However, wish Ballin would bring back his podcasts to the masses instead of segregating is distribution.

Nov 5th
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Intrograted

if you enjoyed this, check out Danny Robins' BBC Radio 4 podcast The Witch Farm - an 8 part (plus bonus live episode) dramatised documentary series featuring Joseph Fiennes which includes interviews of family members involved

Nov 1st
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Aakash Amanat

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Oct 25th
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Robert Gonzalez

So you're just combining your old stories and taking out the great music and sound? Usually, podcasts upgrade their production instead of doing away with it.

Oct 20th
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Nicole Terronez

If joining Ballen brings exposure and profit, then great. Wish you would have left up your older episodes :(

Oct 7th
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Narkolepsy

welcome back! hope joining Ballen Studios expands your reach... been watching your channel for years, glad the podcast version is back!

Sep 26th
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