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At 10:30pm on June 2, 2000, 15 year old Heather Robinson heard her family’s land line telephone ring, and so she picked it up. But before she could even say, “hello,” she heard her father already saying, "hello" to whoever had just called them; He had picked up the other land line telephone upstairs in his bedroom. Heather was about to hang up, but she got curious when she heard the tense, low tone of the person her father was speaking to. So, she decided to just mute her handset and secretly listen in to her dad’s conversation. What she would hear over the next 45 seconds would not only change her life forever, but it would also make headlines all over the world.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:Books:Depraved: A True Story of Sadistic Murder in the Heartland Kindle EditionBy John GlattPublisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin's True Crime (April 1, 2007)Court documentsCourt transcript with case summaryhttps://caselaw.findlaw.com/ks-supreme-court/1717900.htmlDocumentaries:20/20 documentary 10.20.2019 Sole Survivor Season 42, episode 2https://abc.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2019-10/04-sole-survivorSins and Secrets: Season 3 Kansas City (Episode: 5)https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2374620/Vanity Fair magazine June issue 2001Serial killer JE Robinson’s sinister Alter EgoInmate recordKansas inmate record John E Robinsonhttps://kdocrepository.doc.ks.gov/kasper/search/detail?kdocNumber=45690Archival newspaper articles:Attorney attempts to reunite father and daughterOlathe News (Olathe, Kansas) · Sat, Oct 19, 2002 · Page 1Knight Ridder newspaper serviceTestimony focuses on StasiOlathe News (Olathe, Kansas) · Sat, Oct 19, 2002 · Page 2By Gerald HayRobinson's mistress takes the standOlathe News (Olathe, Kansas) · Sat, Oct 19, 2002 · Page 1By Gerald HayRobinson's brother tells of adoption Olathe News (Olathe, Kansas) · Tue, Oct 22, 2002 · Page 1 By Gerald HayRobinson found guiltyOlathe News (Olathe, Kansas) · Wed, Oct 30, 2002 · Page 1By Gerald HayHeather Robinson wins lawsuit against John Robinson (prevents him from profiting if he tells his story)The Manhattan Mercury (Manhattan, Kansas) · 25 May 2007, Fri · Page 2Other:Partial list of John Robinson’s known and suspected victimshttps://www.findagrave.com/virtual-cemetery/271300Lisa Stasi grave/memorial (Inscription: A rose in the garden of God)lisa-stasiWhere are they now? (Donald and Frieda Robinson)https://thecinemaholic.com/donald-and-frieda-robinson/Heather Robinson story: That’s a life!https://www.thatslife.com.au/kidnapped-by-mums-killer-then-raised-by-his-familySummary:https://heavy.com/news/2019/10/heather-tiffany-robinson/Murders in Missourihttps://fox4kc.com/news/kansas-serial-killer-case-to-go-before-kansas-supreme-court/Prison sentencesRobinson was sentenced to death in the capital murder convictions, along with sentences for the other convictions, including:Life imprisonment for the first-degree murder conviction246 months in prison for the aggravated kidnapping convictionSeven months in prison for the felony theft convictionHe was also ordered to pay more than $9,000 in restitution.Prison librarieshttps://www.mentalfloss.com/article/524497/prison-librariansPrison librarian job descriptionhttps://www.cdcr.ca.gov/careers/2019/06/13/job-analysis-librarian-correctional-facility/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: The terrifying things people will do for money. The audio from these stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:Story 1 -- “Graphic Content" -- A popular TV show in Brazil reveals their awful secret. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj1nh-qnv0E)Story 2 -- "Inside a Nigerian Death Factory" -- A horrible thing was discovered inside of a warehouse in the middle of a Nigerian forest… (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT3y8ZTgrtY)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:Story 1: Graphic Content1) Britannica entry on Manaus -- https://www.britannica.com/place/Manaus2) Wikipedia page for Wallace Souza -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_Souza3) The Times UK coverage of the story -- https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/wallace-souza-and-the-incredible-true-crime-drama-behind-netflixs-killer-ratings-kkwvwd5xt4)  @60 Minutes Australia  - "TV host accused of committing murder to boost ratings | 60 Minutes Australia" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu03MpFaHDg5) BBC article in Portuguese -- https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/geral-48454730Story 2: Inside a Nigerian Death Factory**This story did not have very good reporting done on it, however I attempted to put together the best/most accurate version of events as possible.*****This story was suggested by Reddit user "-Big-Dazzle" on our MrBallen subreddit "r/mrballen"1) Twisted Travel & True Crime Podcast, "Forest of Horror, The Soka Forest Ritual Killings" -- https://www.audible.com/pd/Forest-of-Horror-The-Soka-Forest-Ritual-Killings-Podcast/B09KW8FL912) Vanguard article, "Disturbing tales from Ibadan forest of horror" -- https://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/03/disturbing-tales-ibadan-forest-horror/3) New Telegraph Online article, "Forest of horror that throws Ibadan into confusion" -- https://web.archive.org/web/20150704194736/http://newtelegraphonline.com/forest-horror-throws-ibadan-confusion/4) Punch website article, "Ibadan horror: Victim recounts ordeal in forest" -- https://web.archive.org/web/20150704171649/http://www.punchng.com/news/ibadan-horror-victim-recounts-ordeal-in-forest/5) BBC News article, "Nigerian 'House of Horror' riot in Ibadan" -- https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-267211126) YouTube channel  @SaharaTV  "Soka Forest Of Horror In Ibadan - One Found, More Victims Might Be Underground" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVBNCGxMaYI&t=119s7) Information Nigeria website, "Ibadan Horror Forest: Eyewitness Recounts What Happened [Video]" -- https://www.informationng.com/2014/04/ibadan-horror-forest-eyewitness-recounts-what-happened-video.html8) The Nation article, "Ibadan forest of horror: Police arrest six suspects" -- https://thenationonlineng.net/ibadan-forest-horror-police-arrest-six-suspects/9) Ibadan Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibadan10) Okada Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okada_(motorcycle_taxi)11) Mysterious Universe article, "The Grim Tale of the Ibadan Forest of Horrors" -- https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2021/02/the-grim-tale-of-the-ibadan-forest-of-horrors/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Around 2am on April 6th 2018, a mysterious person walked down a snowy suburban street in Wadsworth, Ohio. At some point, this person came to a stop in front of a modest two story home and then looked around to make sure no one was watching them. Feeling satisfied no one was, this mystery person turned away from the road and walked down the driveway toward the backyard of the property. What they did next was unspeakably cruel... and it was caught on camera.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:1. OFFENDER DETAILS -- https://appgateway.drc.ohio.gov/OffenderSearch/Search/Details/A7602952. What Gavon Ramsay did to body–interest in working at a funeral home -- https://ohiocsf.com/?page_id=2473. "Teen gets life without parole for murder of elderly woman" -- https://www.thepostnewspapers.com/area_news/teen-gets-life-without-parole-for-murder-of-elderly-woman/article_63565c65-54f2-5ca3-a7c1-98e3a0c214ff.html4. Round up of case details (some internal links have expired) -- https://teenkillers.org/juvenile-lifers/offenders-cases-state/ohio-offenders/gavon-ramsay/5. Gag order and arrest of Gavon Ramsay on 4/`6/2018 -- https://www.thepostnewspapers.com/wadsworth/local_news/gag-order-issued-in-juvenile-murder-case/article_7ce8f674-ce9d-5591-87bf-ee634492c49d.html6. Oxygen: Unexpected Killer, Season 2, episode 10: Closet Killer March 19, 2021 -- https://www.oxygen.com/an-unexpected-killer/season-2/episode-10/closet-murderer7. Oxygen story summary -- https://www.oxygen.com/an-unexpected-killer/crime-news/margaret-douglas-murdered-by-gavon-ramsay-for-sexual-thrill8. Medina county paper on Oxygen episode -- https://medina-gazette.com/news/255601/case-of-wadsworth-teen-convicted-of-murder-recounted-on-national-tv/9. Akron OH Beacon news story about the Oxygen episode -- https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/2021/03/18/new-show-details-murder-wadsworth-woman-hands-teen/4732854001/10. 2018 news article–killer had met victim prior to crime -- https://www.cleveland.com/medina/2018/06/wadsworth_teen_charged_with_ki.html11. Mitigation hearing on January 3, 2019 -- https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/crime/2019/01/03/teen-sentenced-to-life/6382008007/12. Fear over new law setting Gavon free -- https://www.cleveland19.com/2021/04/16/family-year-old-wadsworth-woman-killed-abused-by-year-old-fears-new-law-could-eventually-set-him-free/13. UK daily mail -- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5627113/Teen-arrested-death-98-year-old-woman-closet.html14. Ramsay’s appeal -- https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/9/2020/2020-Ohio-1203.pdf15. Layout of 359 Portage St -- https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/359-Portage-St-Wadsworth-OH-44281/34911360_zpid/?mmlb=g,116. Historical weather Wadsworth OH -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/us/oh/wadsworth/KOHWADSW37/date/2021-7-1617. Archival newspaper articles (subscription required)a) Teen denies murder burglary by Amanda GarrettThe Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · Thu, Apr 19, 2018 · Page B001 Downloaded on Jun 22, 2022b) Woman’s body found in home by Amanda GarrettThe Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · Wed, Apr 11, 2018 · Page B001 Downloaded on Jun 22, 2022c) Teen sentenced to life by Stephanie WarsmithThe Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · Wed, Apr 11, 2018 · Page B001 Downloaded on Jun 22, 2022d) Teen pleads no contest in killing of elderly neighbor by Amanda GarrettThe Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · S at, Nov 3, 2018 · Page A1 Downloaded on Jun 22, 2022e) Obituary for Donald H DouglasThe Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · 24 May 2000, Wed · Page 42 Downloaded on Jun 23, 202218. Obituary -- https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/ohio/name/margaret-douglas-obituary?id=1442315219. Picture of headstone: -- https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/188977937/margaret-mary-douglas/photo20. O’Neills department store -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Neil%27s21. Ohio Match company -- http://www.wadsworthwarehouse.com/history.php22. This day in history -- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history23. Brains lose far fewer cells than once thought -- https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/1996/10/aging-brains-lose-less-than-thought/24. Low expectations are secret to happy life says billionaire -- https://stephenguise.com/the-secret-to-a-happy-life-from-98-year-old-charlie-munger/25. How the very old spend their day; everyday activities as an expression of successful ivingAnn L. Horgas, PhD, RN,1 Hans-Ulrich Wilms, PhD,2 and Margret M. Baltes, PhD3The Gerontologist; Vol. 38, No. 5, 556-568, Copyright 1998 by the Gerontological Society of America26. Google search terms: Daily life in very old age AL Horgas pdfSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Today’s podcast is about "places you CAN'T GO, and people who went anyways..." This will be a "top 3" style episode, so you’ll hear three unique stories back to back, with each story being more intense than the last. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and they have all been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- “The Limpopo" -- There is a waterway in South Africa that locals refuse to go near. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7cwHK5gVR8)#2 -- “No Way Out" -- What a worst case scenario looks like in the rugged Top End of Australia. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tul0S0xFzh8)#1 -- "Black Water" -- A tale so terrifying, it was adapted into 2 major motion pictures. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQDnwbav-cE)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:#3: The Limpopo1) A story on the Darwin Awards blog: https://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2010-01.html2) Wikipedia page for Limpopo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limpopo_River3) Crocodiles feasted on bodies of migrants: https://www.scotsman.com/news/world/crocodiles-feasted-bodies-migrants-15398794) Croc victims didn't even scream -- https://www.news24.com/news24/croc-victim-didnt-even-scream-201001045) Wikipedia for Crocodile River -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocodile_River_(Limpopo)#2: No Way Out1) YouTube channel "Video Dust" uploaded this video about the "No Way Out" story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAusFIi6DBI2) Dailymail writeup: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4146144/Model-Ginger-Meadows-eaten-alive-saltwater-crocodile.html3) Fine Fishing writeup: http://www.finefishing.com/1freshfish/aawhereto/australianewzealand/croc.htm4) AP News writeup: https://apnews.com/article/2ea84bf69308f118cbb1fb4b537ef944#1: Black Water1) Most detailed account of the entire event -- https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/jan/19/weekend.barbaramcmahon2) Blog article that gives additional color -- https://medium.com/@bmovchris/eaten-alive-five-killer-croc-attacks-b5af9870b41b3) List of dangers in the Northern Territory of Australia -- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-01/nts-long-list-of-potential-killers/57790224) List of similar attacks (this was number 8 on the list) -- https://listverse.com/2015/04/28/10-real-stories-that-became-terrifying-horror-films/5) Talks about how everything in Top End is trying to kill you -- https://rooftopantics.com/deadly-animals-northern-territory-australia/6) NBC's coverage of the story, short blurb -- https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna37916267) BBC's coverage of the story, short blurb -- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3342657.stm8) Wikipedia page for Top End of Australia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_End9) Wikipedia page for 2007 horror movie "Black Water" -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Water_(2007_film)10) Wikipedia page for 2007 horror movie "Rogue" -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_(2007_film)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On the morning of August 10th, 1991, in a little rural town in Arizona, two women walked across a parking lot toward a Buddhist temple. They were there to prepare a meal for the monks who lived inside. As they walked, the women noticed that none of the monks were outside meditating or gardening, which was strange. And, when they reached the front door, not only was it locked, which was strange, but also, there was also this huge puddle of water forming in front of it which they just couldn't understand. The women sensed something was off, but they shrugged and left the front door, and found an open door on the side of the building and went inside. Minutes later, those women would come running back out, hysterical, screaming for help.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:1. Innocent until interrogated: the true story of the Buddhist Temple Massacre and the Tucson FourStuart - The University of Arizona Press - 20202. "1991 Buddhist temple murders in Waddell" -- https://www.azcentral.com/picture-gallery/news/local/surprise/2014/03/14/1991-buddhist-temple-murders-in-waddell/6419153/3. Temple floor plan -- https://framedpod.com/pages/temple-layout4. Framed: Season 2 -- https://framedpod.com/pages/season-two-episodes-and-info?_pos=1&_sid=0603ed70f&_ss=r5. "Arizona Killing Fields" -- https://tricycle.org/magazine/arizona-killing-fields/6. "A Place of Peace—A Place of Blood" -- https://www.myazbar.org/AZAttorney/PDF_Articles/0508GaryStuart.pdf7. "Robbery suspected in temple murders" -- https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1991/08/12/robbery-suspected-in-temple-murders/43a1ed36-5dfe-4a45-82c8-e5efc9a6bace/8. "Drugs: The Thai connection" -- https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/the-thai-connection-64260119. "Dealing with a confessed serial killer" -- https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/dealing-with-a-confessed-serial-killer-642601510. "Arizona Murder Probes Put Wrong Men Behind Bars : Crime: Experts say the interrogation techniques used show how the innocent can be pushed into confessions." -- https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1993-02-13-mn-1343-story.html 11. "Time to remember 1991 massacre at Thai Buddhist temple" -- https://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=64,3025,0,0,1,012. "Arizona man gets nine life terms for Buddhist temple murders" -- https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-temple-murder/arizona-man-gets-nine-life-terms-for-buddhist-temple-murders-idUSBREA2D0SB2014031413. "On the 25th anniversary of infamous Buddhist temple murders, community honors victims" -- https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2016/08/06/25th-anniversary-infamous-buddhist-temple-murders-community-honors-victims/88345818/14. "Montini: Arpaio tweets a reminder about how a mass murder made him sheriff" -- https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/ej-montini/2016/08/08/montini-buddist-temple-murders-sheriff-joe-arpaio/88382642/15. "27 years later, Waddell Buddhist temple commemorates victims of 1991 temple massacre" -- https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/surprise/2018/08/20/waddell-buddhist-temple-commemorates-victims-1991-massacre-wat-promkunaram/1042642002/16. UNITED STATESUS 9TH CIR.DOODY V. SCHRIRO, Decided: February 25, 2010 -- https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1509160.html17. Johnathan Doody court documents -- https://corrections.az.gov/public-resources/inmate-datasearch18. Archival newspaper articles from: https://www.newspapers.com/image/12319866418a) Slayings at Buddhist Temple, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S un, Aug 11, 1991 · Page 4/5 Downloaded on Jun 14, 202218b) Tuscon Four, Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona) · S un, Aug 9, 1992 · Downloaded on Jun 14, 202218c) Alibis claimed in slaying of 9, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S un, S ep 15, 1991 ·Downloaded on Jun 15, 202218d) Temple killings fuel fear and racism, The Age (Melbourne, Victoria, Victoria, Australia) · Sun, Aug 18, 1991 · Page 13 Downloaded on Jun 14, 202218e) Day of celebration at wat, Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S at, Feb 15, 2003 · Page 325 Downloaded on Jun 15, 202218f) Massacre: forgiving not forgetting, Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S un, Aug 12, 2001 · Downloaded on Jun 15, 202219. "How does a Buddhist monk face death?" -- https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/26/opinion/buddhist-monk-death.html20. "Death and Dying in Tibetan Buddhism" -- https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/tibet/understand/dying.html21. Buddha monk life -- https://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhistworld/wat_m5.htm22. Wat Promkunaram, Harvard University Pluralism Project -- https://hwpi.harvard.edu/pluralismarchive/wat-promkunaram23. Forensic ITC services -- https://forensicitc.com/about-us/in-the-news/wat-promkunaram-temple-murders/24. Historical weather -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/us/az/waddell/date/2021-1-125. Gardening in Arizona -- https://growinginthegarden.com/vegetable-gardening-in-arizona/26. Arizona desert sounds -- https://sound.stackexchange.com/questions/6821/what-does-the-arizona-desert-sound-likeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, strange events that took place in the wild. The first story you will hear is called, “The Russian Death March,” and it’s about an event that was so terrifying, the one person who survived it could not speak when she finally stumbled, bloody and terrified, out of the forest. The second story you will hear is called, “Bells Canyon,” and it’s one of, if not the most, talked about episodes in the entire MrBallen content catalogue; It is about a solo hiker who comes face to face with a very strange nighttime visitorDISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Russian Death March" is from a video of the same name. (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vGtcfJOPOY). The second story, "Bells Canyon" is the top video inside of a Top 3 style video called, "Top 3 SCARIEST true stories | Spooky Stories Part 2." (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k402yukZAxE)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:Story 1: The Russian Death March1) Dyatlov Pass info -- https://dyatlovpass.com/hamar-daban2) "AUGUST 1993 HAMAR DABAN GROUP KOROVINA. THE MOST MYSTERIOUS ACCIDENTS IN DOMESTIC TOURISM" -- https://zizuhotel.ru/en/registraciya-ip/avgust-1993-hamar-daban-gruppa-korovinoi-samye-tainstvennye-neschastnye-sluchai-v/3) "Hamar-Daban tragedy (English subtitles)" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnYphRRF71M4) Wikipedia page for Lake Baikal -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Baikal5) Wikipedia page for Khamar Daban -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khamar-DabanStory 2: Bells Canyon1) Reddit post discussing Bells Canyon encounter (User gave written permission to use their story) -- https://www.reddit.com/r/LetsNotMeet/comments/gjr66c/a_strange_man_hunted_me_through_a_national_park/2) The Reddit post about Bells Canyon was written by -- https://www.reddit.com/user/ValyrianJedi/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On September 6th, 1988, a middle aged woman named Cindy Borton, was washing dishes in her little house in Shenandoah, Iowa. As she did this, she heard a knock on her back door. She glanced at her watch and saw that she only had a few minutes before she had to get ready for work, and so she just hoped that whoever was there, was not expecting a long visit.… A few hours later, the police would arrive at Cindy’s house and they would discover a crime scene so gruesome, that they had to call in a special investigative unit just to process it.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:1. Court documents Bettis v Iowa -- https://law.justia.com/cases/iowa/court-of-appeals/1996/94-1680-0.html2. 6park news -- https://6park.news/iowa/james-bettis-killed-cynthia-borton-why.html3. Oxygen text description -- https://www.oxygen.com/an-unexpected-killer/crime-news/james-bettis-killed-cynthia-borton-why4. Unexpected KIller: Nightmare in Shenandoah (2021) -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B09KCLYVKY/ref=atv_yv_hom_c_unkc_1_25. Murder comes to town (2016) -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B01A5WO4KY/ref=atv_yv_hom_c_unkc_1_16. Transcript of video Murder comes to town -- https://murder-town.com/solved-cases/cynthia-borton-killed-by-james-bettis/7. Where is James Bettis now -- https://thecinemaholic.com/cindy-borton-murder-where-is-james-bettis-now/8. Historical weather for Shenandoah Iowa -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/us/ia/shenandoah9. Famous people from Iowa -- https://www.traveliowa.com/getinspireddetails/famous-people-from-iowa/64/10. Shenandoah attractions and events -- https://www.sciaiowa.com/attractions.php11. Life in Shenandoah going back to the 1960s -- https://offenburger.com/index.php/from-shenandoah-iowa-to-paris-france-what-a-trip-harriet-welty-rochefort-has-taken-a-bunch-of-us-along/12. Farm crisis and church closures in the 80s in Iowa -- https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/caucus/2015/07/05/doak-caucus-lens-distorts-real-iowa/29702067/13. Farm crisis of the 1980s -- https://www.iowapbs.org/iowapathways/mypath/2422/farm-crisis-1980s14. Newspaper articles retrieved from subscription service Newspapers.com/NewspaperArchivea) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Thu, Sep 8, 1988 · Page 22 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022: Shenandoah woman slain; was minister’s wifeb) The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) · Thu, S ep 8, 1988 · Page 10 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022 Ex-Garwin woman stabbed to deathc) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Fri, Dec 30, 1988 · Page 2 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022 Mayor seeks details of probed) The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa) · Thu, S ep 8, 1988 · Page 8 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022 Obituarye) Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 04, 1989 Pg. 5, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US charges filed against Jim Bettisf) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Sun, Apr 8, 1990 · Page 15 Downloaded on Jun 8, 2022 Six month nightmare ends for Robert Borton g) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Sun, Apr 8, 1990 · Page 18 Downloaded on Jun 8, 2022 Six month nightmare ends (con’t)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In 2008, a young man saw a strange looking dead animal lying on the side of the road. Curious, he stopped his car, got out and began walking over to see what it was. When he got close, he still couldn't tell what it was, so he bent down to get a closer look. As he did this, he heard the sound of something moving behind him, and then everything went black….DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "The WORST kidnappers in Australia" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOSr_EXx5SY)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:1. "Case 07: Julian Buchwald and Carolynne Watson" --  @Casefile Presents  -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUC4dWpdWmY2. Square Mile of Murder podcast episode: "34: Julian Buchwald Kidnapping" -- https://squaremileofmurder.com/julian-buchwald-kidnapping/3. "Nailed, bailed, jailed then derailed. The bush plot that cost a man his country" -- https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/nailed-bailed-jailed-then-derailed-the-bush-plot-that-cost-a-man-his-country-20160427-gofuxd.html4. "Man who kidnapped girlfriend for sex loses appeal in Oz" -- https://www.deccanherald.com/content/213097/man-kidnapped-girlfriend-sex-loses.html5. "Satanic Kidnap 'Fake' Claim" -- https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/satanic-kidnap-fake-claim-9715876. "Gippsland man appeals kidnap sentence" -- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-25/gippsland-appeals-kidnap-sentence/28557507. "Wanted German passed himself off as an Indian" -- https://www.smh.com.au/national/wanted-german-passed-himself-off-as-an-indian-20091004-ghhv.html8. Wikipedia page for Alpine National Park -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_National_ParkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Very late one night in 2004, a woman in Connecticut pulled into the driveway of a house that had just been put on the market for rent. She didn't know if the owner was home or not, but she figured even if they were, they probably wouldn't mind if she just quickly walked around the outside of their property and then left. So, after turning her car off, she hopped out of her vehicle, and began walking down the driveway toward the dark backyard. But, before getting there, she stopped, because something on the ground was staring up at her...For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:1. The coldest case (Foreign policy magazine) -- https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/07/07/the-coldest-case-cold-fusion-eugene-mallove-mit-infinite-energy/2. Freedom of Information request documents containing crime scene photos and summary of forensic evidence: -- https://documents2.theblackvault.com/documents/fbifiles/scientists/eugenemallove-fbi2.pdf3. Go-to collection of articles about Eugene Mallove and cold fusion: -- https://www.infinite-energy.com/genemallovecollection/biography.html4. Postscript: Cold Fusion’s potential sustains the memory of its advocate -- https://www.thewesterlysun.com/opinion/guest-columns/postscripts-cold-fusion-s-potential-sustains-the-memory-of-its-slain-advocate/article_33900722-28b6-11ec-a6cf-639105e6cca8.html5. The day: Candace Foster  implicates boyfriend -- https://www.theday.com/article/20120419/NWS02/3041994256. The day: Mallove begs for help -- https://www.theday.com/article/20100525/NWS01/1005298037. The day: Mozzelle trial underway -- https://www.theday.com/article/20141007/NWS02/1410097428. The Day: Smiling mozzelle simulates attack -- https://www.theday.com/article/20141017/NWS02/3101799529. The Norwich Bulletin: M. Brown sentenced to 58 years -- https://www.norwichbulletin.com/story/news/courts/2014/10/24/mozzelle-brown-found-guilty-murder/36083789007/10. The day: Guilty verdict satisfies Mallove family a decade after the murder -- https://www.theday.com/article/20141024/nws02/14102985511. Legal documents detailing Mozzelle Brown criminal record -- https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-ct/legacy/2011/11/23/09-4991-crUSvBrown.pdf12. State of CT versus Brown -- https://casetext.com/case/state-v-brown-1282640/13. Mozzelle Brown prison record: -- https://www.insideprison.com/state-inmate-search.asp?lnam=Brown&fnam=Mozzelle&county=&st_abb=CT&id=202585642914. Oxygen -- https://www.oxygen.com/an-unexpected-killer/crime-news/eugene-mallove-scientist-murdered-after-housing-dispute15. A Genius Murder (purchased from Amazon) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13949114/16. Eugene Mallove -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Mallove17. Advocating for cold fusion -- https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~kowalskil/cf/110politics.html18. Article about DOE review in EM magazine:  -- https://www.infinite-energy.com/iemagazine/issue55/doereview.html19. DOE review of cold fusion -- https://www.terradaily.com/reports/Department_of_Energy_To_Revisit_Cold_Fusion.html20. Advocating for cold fusion -- https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~kowalskil/cf/110politics.html21. Article about DOE review in EM magazine: -- https://www.infinite-energy.com/iemagazine/issue55/doereview.html22. Various subscriber only newspaper articles about the Mallove case accessed from Newspapers.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, family secrets. The first story you will hear is called, “The Most Terrifying Family You’ve Never Heard Of," and it’s about an obscure cult who admitted to performing a heinous ritual in the 1970's. The second story you will hear is called, “Someone in This Family Has a Secret,” and it’s about a family in Ohio who started noticing some very strange people lurking around the outside of their house at night.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Most Terrifying Family You’ve Never Heard Of" is from a video of the same name. (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyj8FKZaW0A). The second story, "Someone in this family has a secret" is from a video called, "Someone in this photo has an EVIL SECRET." (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC8ZfyNBPu0)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:Story 1: The Most Terrifying Family You've Never Heard Of1) World Encyclopedia of 20th Century Murder -- ebook purchasable on Amazon2) English coverage -- https://www.pressreader.com/canada/the-western-star/20110208/2817541507954003) Spanish coverage roughly translated to English -- https://digismak.com/crime-of-the-century-information/4) Short informative blurb (is number 1 on their list) -- https://listverse.com/2015/10/26/10-disturbing-cases-of-consensual-homicide/5)  @Criminally Listed  covered this story (is the top story in their video list) in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOYEFBPRnFA6) Wiki on Lorber Society -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neu-Salems-Gesellschaft7) Wiki on Self Denial -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-denial8) More info on Self Denial in Christianity -- https://www.gotquestions.org/deny-yourself.htmlStory 2: Someone in This Family Has a Secret 1) Thank you to L & J for not only suggesting this story, but also providing 1st hand knowledge of the case.2) Full sentencing video --  @Scales of Justice  -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INJNPx044SU3) Potential motive for crime discussed here -- https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/crime/jeffrey-scullin-to-be-sentenced-for-killing-strongsville-teacher-melinda-pleskovic/95-6090670244) 911 Audio recording -- https://www.cleveland.com/strongsville/2017/10/listen_to_911_call_of_man_accu.html5) Local news write up about case -- https://fox8.com/news/man-accused-of-killing-strongsville-teacher-changing-plea-to-no-contest/6) Full court documents for appeal -- https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/8/2019/2019-Ohio-3186.pdf7) Additional color on Melinda -- https://www.insideedition.com/teachers-future-son-law-charged-her-murder-after-he-was-pallbearer-her-funeral-377648) Writeup on Morbidology -- https://morbidology.com/the-intruder-the-murder-of-melinda-pleskovic/#easy-footnote-1-62929) Lengthy writeup that discusses the 2 year lead up to attack -- https://expressdigest.com/man-killed-future-mother-in-law-then-went-to-applebees/10)  @WKYC Channel 3  breakdown of what we know about killer -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08ba-T-Bslc11) Shows the restaurant where Anna worked -- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5047645/Man-killed-future-mother-law-went-Applebee-s.html12) Trampoline reference -- https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/cuyahoga-county/future-son-in-law-jeffrey-scullin-arrested-for-murder-of-strongsville-teacher-melinda-pleskovic/95-487594829See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
One September night in 2006, a man left his office in upstate New York and walked across the nearly vacant parking lot to his truck. When he climbed inside the driver’s seat, he instantly noticed that the back left of his vehicle seemed to be sagging slightly. But before he could figure out why that was, he thought he saw something moving in his peripheral vision off to his left. Reflexively, he turned and looked out his window into the dark night, and there, only a few feet away from him was a shadowy figure looking right at him. Then, whoever it was began to raise their hands...For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:1. "WIRED article by Nadya Labi -- https://www.wired.com/2007/08/ff-internetlies/2. ABC -- https://abcnews.go.com/US/online-love-triangle-deception-end-murder/story?id=143710763. The Daily Beast -- https://www.thedailybeast.com/webs-killer-love-triangle4. Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talhotblond_(2009_film)5. Online therapy institute -- https://issuu.com/onlinetherapyinstitute/docs/tiltissue11/236. Daily Mail (UK) -- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2163757/Tall-hot-blonde-internet-love-triangle-left-man-shot-dead-jealous-rival.html7. Buffallo News -- https://buffalonews.com/news/love-triangle-killer-takes-plea-deal/article_178b08b7-a2e3-50cf-97b8-b40e4e8d0e09.html8. New York Daily News: CRIME Internet love triangle -- https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/internet-love-triangle-article-1.3119529. Guilty Pleas on internet love triangle -- https://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/murder-guilty-plea-in-internet-love-triangle/article_b830ed18-879e-5816-9fa3-62201f90782b.html10. COURTS: Montgomery gets 20 years -- https://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/courts-montgomery-gets-20-years-in-internet-love-triangle-killing/article_d124d951-07a1-5d2e-bdae-b15098085262.html11. About Dynabrade -- https://www17.dynabrade.com/index.html12. CNN transcript -- https://transcripts.cnn.com/show/ng/date/2012-06-28/segment/0113. Talhotblond documentary (amazon purchase) -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B0030949FU?autoplay=1/ref=kinw_myk_watch_video_title14. Radiogunk -- https://www.radiogunk.com/forums/threads/true-story-time-what-happened-when-talhotblond-and-marinesniper-struck-up-an-online-love-affair.2352/15. Victims heartland -- https://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/t4552-online-love-triangle-deception-end-in-the-murder-of-22-yr-old-brian-barrett-46-year-old-thomas-montgomery-a-married-father-of-two-poses-as-an-18-yr-old-has-been-arrested-for-barrett-s-murder-montgomery-sentenced-to-20-years-in-prisonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, deaths that were completely avoidable. The first story you will hear is called, “The Gap," and it is about a terrible, horrible thing that is, amazingly, NOT illegal. The second story you will hear is called, “The Man in Cobb Park,” and it is about a discovery that was made on a park bench in Texas, in 2001.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Gap" is the number one story of a "Top 3" style video called, "The most INSANE man on TV." (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj1nh-qnv0E). The second story, "The man in Cobb Park" is from a video called, "She made one of the worst decisions ever." (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxjVH0HC1Ws)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:Story 1: The Gap1. Web of Lies TV show, Season 7, Episode 9 "Cruel Intentions" -- Google Play link: https://play.google.com/store/tv/show/Web_of_Lies?cdid=tvseason-O9dwjZbdZXQ.P&gdid=tvepisode-qKzevbaYxBo.P&id=39EkRea6Fsc&hl=en&gl=US2. Kiley's True Crime blog about this case -- https://kileystruecrime.squarespace.com/kileystruecrimeaddict-blog/the-death-of-renae-marsden3. The Crimeaholic story -- https://thecinemaholic.com/renae-marsden-death-where-is-camila-zeidan-now/4. Coroner reaction on The Guardian -- https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/20/coroner-condemns-catfisher-over-sydney-woman-renae-marsdens-suicideStory 2: What Happened in Room 348?!1. CourtTV Documentary about case -- https://www.courttv.com/title/judgment-with-ashleigh-banfield-tx-v-chante-mallard/2. LA Times article -- https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2002-mar-08-mn-31784-story.html3. NY Times article -- https://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/28/us/woman-is-sentenced-to-50-years-in-case-of-man-in-windshield.html4. CBS News article -- https://www.cbsnews.com/news/windshield-aftermath-described/5. CNN article -- https://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/06/27/windshield.death/6. People article -- https://people.com/crime/chante-mallard-2017-movie-about-homeless-man-murder-windshield/7. Murderpedia write up -- https://murderpedia.org/female.M/m/mallard-chante.htm8. Wikipedia write up -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Gregory_Glenn_BiggsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In May of 2009, someone in Guatemala uploaded an 18 minute long video to YouTube titled, “YouTube Murder." Within hours of it being published, the video had gone massively viral to the point where YouTube’s servers began to crash, and in Guatemala, angry crowds of people began forming up in the streets demanding justice. When the president of Guatemala reluctantly authorized an investigation into what the video actually meant, no one was ready for the insane truth it would reveal. Today's story includes graphic violence, so listener discretion is advised.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:1. The New Yorker article, "A Murder Foretold" -- https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/04/04/a-murder-foretold2. The Guardian newspaper, "The Truth about Guatemala’s YouTube murder" -- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jan/13/guatemala-murder-rodrigo-rosenberg3. Guardian news article, "Lawyer in YouTube murder plot video hired his own assassins – UN" -- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jan/13/guatemala-lawyer-youtube-suicide-conspiracY4. Article from the Sydney Morning Herald, "YouTube coup in a dirty war" -- https://www.smh.com.au/technology/youtube-coup-in-a-dirty-war-20100201-n7y6.html5. Time Magazine, "The Guatemalan who ordered his own murder" -- http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1953486,00.html6. I will be murdered (Documentary) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2837866/7. Britannica online encyclopedia, Guatemala -- https://www.britannica.com/place/Guatemala8. Wikipedia, Rodrigo Rosenberg -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodrigo_Rosenberg_Marzano9. Fodor’s Travel, Guatemala City -- https://www.fodors.com/world/mexico-and-central-america/guatemala/guatemala-city10. Historical weather, Guatemala City -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/gt/guatemala-city/MGGT/date/2009-5-1011. "Luis Medizabal the Tailor of Guatemala" -- https://guatemalachronicle.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/luis-mendizabal-the-tailor-of-guatemala/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, true crime stories that have big plot twists at the end. The first story you will hear is called, “Basketball With Friends," which is about a secret, forbidden relationship. The second story you will hear is called, “What Happened in Room 348?!,” and it is about a crime, or more specifically a crime scene, that made absolutely no sense, until a detective noticed a very small detail.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "Basketball With Friends is from a video called "This girl is about to live a NIGHTMARE." (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7j1sSFdsC8&t=540s). The second story, "What Happened in Room 348!?" is from a video of the same name. (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI5chSkHjwg&t=526s)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:Story 1: Basketball With Friends1. "Ashley Reeves case: Illinois teen survives attack, returns to where she was left for dead" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbH6S4z57hE2. Vizaca write up about the case called "A Miraculously Story of Ashley Reeves Who Survived After 30 Horrific Hours in Between of Life and Death" -- https://www.vizaca.com/ashley-reeves-story/3. Another Vizaca write up called "Ashley Reeves Life’s Biggest Mistake Was To Be In Relationship With Sam Shelton" -- https://www.vizaca.com/ashley-reeves-and-sam-shelton/4. Bustle did a story about where Ashely Reeves is today, "Left For Dead Revisits The True Story Of A Teacher-Student Relationship Turned Violent" -- https://www.bustle.com/entertainment/wheres-ashley-reeves-now5. Oxygen coverage about Sam Shelton and where he is today, "He Left Ashley Reeves For Dead But She Survived Against All Odds. Where Is Sam Shelton Now?" -- https://www.oxygen.com/true-crime-buzz/where-is-sam-shelton-who-tried-to-kill-ashley-reeves-nowStory 2: What Happened in Room 348?!1. "The Body in Room 348" -- https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/05/true-crime-elegante-hotel-texas-murder2. "What Caused This Man's Mysterious Death in a Texas Hotel Room?" -- https://abcnews.go.com/US/caused-mans-mysterious-death-texas-hotel-room/story?id=206568543. "Greg Fleniken" -- https://icantbelieveitsnonfiction.com/2020/10/20/greg-fleniken/4. "Update: Lance Mueller gets 10 year prison sentence for shooting" -- https://chippewa.com/news/local/update-lance-mueller-gets-10-year-prison-sentence-for-shooting/article_89fe685a-2218-11e2-ab52-0019bb2963f4.htmlSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On December 11th, 2006, in a beautiful little town in Italy, two men were out for a walk when they noticed a fire in a nearby second story apartment window. They quickly ran up the outside stairs to get to that apartment, but when they reached it and looked through the open front door, they froze, because what they saw was nothing short of a nightmare. Today's story is about the "Erba Massacre" and it is extremely graphic, upsetting, and it involves harm to a child, so listener discretion is advised. For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . Main Sources: 1. The Guardian -- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/jan/13/italy.mainsection 2. Reuters -- https://jp.reuters.com/article/us-italy-murders-idUSTRE4AP6VE20081126 3. Shock confession -- https://www.corriere.it/english/articoli/2007/01_Gennaio/12/erba.shtml 4. Schematic of the crime scene -- http://www1.lastampa.it/redazione/cmsSezioni/infografica/200802articoli/30227girata.asp 5. Italy ponders the crime -- https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/italy-ponders-lessons-of-killers-next-door-case.29812 6. BBC world news -- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6255433.stm 7. Italian news site -- https://cultura.biografieonline.it/quer-pasticciaccio/ 8. Kierkegaardian choice of evil -- https://another-fucking-madman.tumblr.com/post/154640238973/la-strage-di-erba-erba-massacre-erba-italy-11 9. Repubblica -- https://www.repubblica.it/2007/01/sezioni/cronaca/erba-ris/erba-legale-azouz/erba-legale-azouz.html 10. Ciao como newspaper -- https://www.ciaocomo.it/2013/12/11/11-dicembre-2006-erba-cerca-di-dimenticare/32077/ 11. Ciao como newspaper: various -- https://www.ciaocomo.it/tag/strage-erba/ 12. Scotsman newspaper -- https://www.scotsman.com/news/world/couple-trial-murders-over-noise-next-door-2508751 13. Wikipedia in translation -- https://it-m-wikipedia-org.translate.goog/wiki/Strage_di_Erba?_x_tr_sl=it&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp 14. Reflections on the massacre -- https://traccesent.com/2007/01/11/la-strage-di-erba/ 15. Weather -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/it/erba/LSZA/date/2007-12-11See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, people who suddenly just snapped. The first story you will hear is called, “The Horrifying True Story of Katy Perry’s Ex-Boyfriend." Her ex was a famous actor, and what he did will forever change the way you view the shows and movies that he was in. The second story you will hear is called, “This Demon Still Lives Among Us,” and it is about one of the most notorious crimes in English history. DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Horrifying True Story of Katy Perry's Ex-Boyfriend" is from a video of the same name (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYUKVwP-AVQ). The second story, "This Demon Still Lives Among Us" is from a video of the same name. (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfnbgIkT_jk) For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballen SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . . Main Sources: Story 1: The Horrifying True Story of Katy Perry's Ex-Boyfriend 1. Billy Jensen (http://billyjensen.com) wrote the article called "The Secret Life of Johnny Lewis" which was used extensively to make today's podcast 2. Billy's article, "The Secret Life of Johnny Lewis" -- https://www.lamag.com/longform/the-secret-life-of-johnny-lewis/ 3. Wikipedia for Johnny Lewis -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Lewis 4. "Sons of Anarchy Actor Johnny Lewis Kills Woman, Dies in a Fall: Cops" -- https://people.com/crime/johnny-lewis-of-sons-of-anarchy-falls-to-death-after-murdering-woman/ 5. "Three Celebrities Who Became Murderers" -- https://einsteinshrugged-92813.medium.com/three-celebrities-who-became-murderers-60bb6a1d2e82 6. "The Tragic Death Of Sons Of Anarchy Actor Johnny Lewis" -- https://www.looper.com/265779/the-tragic-death-of-sons-of-anarchy-actor-johnny-lewis/ 7. "Sons of Anarchy: Why Johnny Lewis' Half-Sack Left the Series" -- https://www.cbr.com/why-sons-of-anarchy-johnny-lewis-half-sack-left/ 8. "Did Johnny Lewis’s head trauma turn the actor to mayhem and murder?" -- https://filmdaily.co/news/johnny-lewis/ Story 2: This Demon Still Lives Among Us 1. Michael Taylor Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Taylor_(British_killer) 2. "DREAD: THE UNSOLVED Takes On The Exorcism of Michael Taylor" -- https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/401927/dread-the-unsolved-takes-on-the-exorcism-of-michael-taylor/ 3. "Conjuring 3: Michael Taylor & The Other Demon Legal Case Explained" -- https://screenrant.com/conjuring-3-demon-legal-cases-michael-taylor-true-story/ 4. People Pill coverage of Michael Taylor -- https://peoplepill.com/people/michael-taylor-11See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On march 22nd, 2003, a highly intelligent, very successful couple decided to play a strange new game. The game was very involved, and required handcuffs and blindfolds and heavy chairs, but once they were in position, they got the hang of it quickly and thought it was actually pretty fun. But after playing for a little while, something very unexpected happened, and before either of them could comprehend it, a scream filled their apartment, then there was silence. (This story is a wild ride with one of the strangest conclusions we've covered on this show, so make sure you stick around to the end.) For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . Main Sources: 1. Phelps, M., 2014. Obsessed. [S.l.]: Kensington Publishing Corp. Print edition 2. Obsessed by William Phelps (Internet Archive) -- https://archive.org/details/obsessed00phel 3. Video: documentary Dateline “Obsession” on YouTube (6 parts): 3a. Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaNGnrOKgc8 3b. Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk92DvGNwFQ 3c. Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt3JuXl3ijs&t=5s 3d. Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFbBjalbc8U&t=2s 3e. Part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvQuZMHuMh0 3f. Part 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O_E0p491UE 4. Kaplan V Davalloo--court documents -- https://casetext.com/case/davalloo-v-kaplan-6 5. Court rejects Sheila Davalloo appeal 20219 -- https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/18/18-8958/97423/20190424154225943_00000018.pdf 6. Murderpedia -- https://murderpedia.org/female.D/d/davalloo-sheila.htm 7. Stamford Courant -- https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Closing-arguments-in-Stamford-murder-trial-3146169.php 8. Ranker -- https://www.ranker.com/list/facts-about-sheila-davalloo/cat-mcauliffe 9. Your Tango -- https://www.yourtango.com/2019329939/who-is-sheila-davalloo-facts-convicted-female-murderer-oxygen-snapped-behind-barsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories, that are both themed around the same thing, true Mexican horror. The first story you'll hear is called “The Ritual” and it is about a young man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time during spring break in Matamoros, Mexico. The second story you'll hear is called, “The most feared girl in Mexico” and it is about the horrible thing that a young boy witnessed, when he accidentally stumbled into a cave, high up in the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range. DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from 2 popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Ritual" is from "Top 3 stories that sound fake but are 100% real | Part 12" (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK6MIl28b-8). The second story, "The most feared girl in Mexico" is from a video of the same name. (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNkA9BRRwpY) For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballen SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . . Main Sources: Story 1: The Ritual 1. "Mark Kilroy Abduction: 30 Years Later" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMyGxp9fKII 2. Reddit post with several useful links -- https://www.reddit.com/r/mrballen/comments/ndo4ub/they_must_die_screaming_el_padrino_told_his_flock/ 3. "The Believers: Cult Murders in Mexico" -- https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/the-believers-cult-murders-in-mexico-53577/ 4. "The Story of Mark Kilroy" -- https://emmalinaalessandrya.medium.com/he-was-tortured-and-sacrificed-for-police-enforcement-protection-3aae6124a163 5. Adolfo Constanzo blog (by invite only to get this link) -- "http://truecrimecases.blogspot.com/2012/08/adolfo-constanzo.html" Story 2: The most feared girl in Mexico 1. Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalena_Sol%C3%ADs 2. Blog post -- https://medium.com/lessons-from-history/magdalena-sol%C3%ADs-the-high-priestess-of-blood-1278a81dea48 3. Murderpedia page -- https://murderpedia.org/female.S/s/solis-magdalena.htm 4. Ranker article -- https://www.ranker.com/list/magdalena-solis-facts/jessika-gilbert 5. The Sun coverage -- https://www.the-sun.com/news/1470063/killer-cults-prostitute-priestess-blood-human-sacrifices-voodoo/ 6. Demographics for La Yerbabuena -- https://en.mexico.pueblosamerica.com/i/la-yerbabuena-51/ 7. Sierra Madre Oriental Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Madre_Oriental 8. YT Channel "Pop Trigger" covered story -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STb2oZZ9fIg 9. People Pill coverage -- https://peoplepill.com/people/magdalena-solis 10. Wicked We coverage -- https://wickedwe.com/magdalena-solis-serial-killer/ 11. Dr. Tony Zavaleta spoke about his connection to Magdalena -- https://drtonyzavaleta.com/the-cult-of-yerba-buena/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On the morning of March 8, 1961, a 13 year old boy living near Seattle, Washington, walked up the front steps of his house, opened the front door and went inside. He called out to see if anyone was home, but it was silent. He shrugged, then dropped his books and walked straight across the dining room and down a narrow hallway. When he reached the end of that hallway, where it led into the kitchen, the boy stopped. Frozen with fear, he just stared at what was in front of him…. (Today’s story has a VERY unlikely ending, so be sure you stick around to the end to hear it.) For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . Main Sources: 1. The multiple murders of Mary Kelley Campbell: a true story, Stroschein & Campbell - Elk River Press - 2020 2. Reddit story summary -- https://www.reddit.com/r/mrballen/comments/u0cau1/the_murder_of_mary_sunshine/ 3. State versus Swenson -- https://law.justia.com/cases/washington/supreme-court/1963/36248-1.html 4. Newspapers from Ancestry -- Daily News (New York, New York) 05, January 1964, Sunday -- https://www.newspapers.com/image/459966253 5. Newspapers from Ancestry -- Longview Daily News (Longview, Washington) 13 March 1961 Monday page 13 -- https://www.newspapers.com/image/575662652/?terms=%22Mary%20campbell%22&match=2 6. Mormonism -- https://www.britannica.com/topic/Church-of-Jesus-Christ-of-Latter-day-Saints 7. Historical weather information -- https://www.wunderground.com/history 8. Maps and directions -- https://www.google.com/maps/place/11015+SE+240th+St,+Kent,+WA+98031/@47.3867082,-122.1980942,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54905ea2707eae2d:0xa4a73b095db4cdcd!8m2!3d47.3867046!4d-122.1959002 9. Child safety seats -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_safety_seat 10. Washington state drivers license 1960 -- https://dannyslicenseplates.com/vintage-drivers-licenses/ 11. White Center, Seattle -- https://www.loghousemuseum.org/history/white-center/ 12. Burley Idaho -- https://www.cassiacounty.org/cassia-county-history 13. Hypnosis -- https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/hypnosis/about/pac-20394405 14. Mind control -- https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hypnosis-the-power-trance/201509/is-total-mind-control-possibleSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Located in the northwestern section of Canada lies an 11,000 square mile stretch of untouched wilderness called the "Nahanni Valley" (aka "The Headless Valley"). This area is virtually inaccessible, as there are no roads, trails or other obvious access points. It is full of large dangerous animals, steep cliffs and brutal weather conditions. And it is believed to be haunted. Today's episode is based on the first hand accounts of the people who have actually found a way inside this valley and lived to tell the tale. What they saw and experienced is truly terrifying. DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "The Valley of Headless Men" (Here is the link to the video -- https://youtu.be/wF2fa2nY0oo) For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballen SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . . Main Sources: 1. "Mysteries of the Nahinni Park Reserve in Canada" -- https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/2018/2/21/mysteries-of-the-nahinni-park-reserve-in-canada 2. "The Mysterious Valley of the Headless Corpses" -- https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/10/the-mysterious-valley-of-the-headless-corpses/   3. "Legends of the Nahanni Valley" -- https://mysteriesofcanada.com/nwt/legends-of-the-nahanni-valley/   4. "Nahanni" -- https://www.nfb.ca/film/nahanni/   5. "The Obsession of Albert Faille" -- https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1962/10/6/the-obsession-of-albert-faille   6. "The Valley of Headless Men -- Nahanni Canada" -- https://buildfutureenergy.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/the-valley-of-headless-men-nahanni-canada-mystery-legend-hollowearth-hmmm-interesting/   7. "Top 10 Lesser Known Mysteries" -- https://listverse.com/2010/09/25/top-10-lesser-known-mysteries/   8. "The strange deaths of David Horesay and Frederick Hardisty in the Northwest Territories" -- https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/david-horesay-frederick-hardisty   9. "Canada: NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: Home of Devils?" -- http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,854301,00.html   10. "Canada, The Valley of the Headless Men" -- https://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread787656/pg1  11. "Legend of Deadmen Valley" -- https://spectacularnwt.com/story/legend-deadman-valley   12. "The Legend of Deadmen Valley" -- https://markozen.com/2017/07/24/the-legend-of-deadman-valley/   13. "13 Day Nahanni River Class" -- https://canoenorthadventures.com/adventures/new-nahanni-classic   14. "The Yukoner" -- https://www.yukoner.com/Yukoner11pdf.pdf   15. "The Haunting History of This Canadian National Park" -- https://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/canada/experiences/news/the-haunting-history-of-this-canadian-national-parkSee 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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Black Dynamite

Hope you had a good 4th of July, appreciate the holiday drop.

Jul 5th
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Black Dynamite

Mr Ballen with the 4th of July drop... effin money

Jul 5th
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ID24852985

This is really sad and disturbing. But can we stop calling sexual assault/rape…sexual content? At least call it sexual violence. Honestly hearing violence and sexual content at first, I was like okay there’s violence and some sort of sexual history I guess? I would advise you warn the content includes sexual violence. It’s just grouping regular healthy sex..with rape. They’re not the same.

Jul 4th
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Puja Patel

how did he lock the bathroom door from outside????

Jun 29th
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Jq Baker

Thanks for the podcast and good luck finding ANOTHER new home for your family. That's too bad the deal fell through. Family 1st.

Jun 28th
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Tiana Aurelio

Incredibly sad one today.

Jun 27th
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4foxes8

Well done, that was one I don't remember ever hearing about! I feel horrible for what Jayna went through, I can't even imagine what went through her mind the entire time. Makes you wonder what is the turning point in someone's mind to decide this is a better option than just finding a new job.

Jun 27th
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Hugo Stiglitz

crazy that the maniac kid who tried to stab him is the only one in the family with a conscience. shows you that not all psycho kids are pure evil. probably just terrible parenting. far worse is the older sister Latoya. what kind of sick family has a mother and daughter willing to kill an innocent kid for such an incredibly stupid reason?

Jun 24th
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Hugo Stiglitz

what kind of retards kill Buddhists? smfh

Jun 24th
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Hugo Stiglitz

this is a good podcast

Jun 24th
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Tessa Cushway

The first story, the first guy - should never be released from prison. He's far too dangerous! 20yrs isn't long enough

Jun 22nd
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Jay Amaury

超凄絶な現場です

Jun 21st
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Eyosias Abiy

Interesting story as usual but I have one suggestion which is content diversification I think there are many stories outside the U.S. that are very mysterious and can send shivers down on anyone's spine, just give it thought

Jun 20th
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Colisha Simpkins

Welp. I’m never going camping again.

Jun 17th
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FatFemPinup

that was insane LMAO

Jun 16th
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Black Dynamite

who else is cracking up at these commercial breaks?😆😆😆

Jun 14th
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Diana Freeman

I love Norwich, CT! I lived there in the late 80's and still have family and friends there.

Jun 14th
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David Warner

Born and raised in Iowa, thank you Mr. Ballen for the fantastic review of our great state! Keep up the awesome work I look forward to your stories every week.

Jun 13th
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Nate Aurelio

no we are 10 1 10%a AA@aa1z AA

Jun 12th
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Jessica Cooper

What a total dumbass 😂 good luck getting some now 😂😂😂

Jun 11th
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