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Award-winning podcast hosted by voice artist Darren Marlar who narrates true stories of crime, the unexplained, and paranormal.
* Ranked #2 in Podcast Magazine‘s “Best True Crime and Horror” podcasts for 2020
* Named one of the “Best Storytellers in Podcasting” in 2019 by Podcast Business Journal
* Darren Marlar’s narration of “The Tell-Tale Heart” won Bronze at HEAR NOW 2020 Podcast Palooza
* Reached #5 worldwide on the “HOT 50” chart for November 2020 by Podcast Magazine
* Finalist for”Storyteller-Drama” award for the “People’s Choice Podcast Awards” in 2019
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“FIRST CONTACT” BY MURRAY LEINSTER #ThrillerThursday #WeirdDarknessPlease SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!IN THIS EPISODE: It’s #ThrillerThursday, so tonight you’ll be hearing a story of fiction. I’ve been on an old-time radio kick recently, listening to shows like “The Whistler”, “Dimension X”, and “Strange Tales”. One of my favorite shows is called “X-Minus One”.  It was a half-hour science fiction radio drama series that was broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC radio. At the end of each episode they tell you where the stories they used came from before they adapted them for radio – and one of those sources was the publication “Astounding Science Fiction Magazine”. I jumped online to see if there were old copies I could look at, and I found a book – an anthology of many of the stories from that magazine. The book was published in 1954 The story was entitled “First Contact”, written by Murray Leinster in 1945. The story is credited as one of the first instances of a universal translator in science fiction. So influential is the story that it won a retro Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 1996. SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“First Contact” by Murray LeisterWeird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by AudioBlocks and Alibi Music with paid license.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(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.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS?Weird Darkness has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on the show. Email sales@advertisecast.com or start the process now at https://weirddarkness.com/advertise = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
“HAUNTED MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH” and 9 More True Scary Paranormal Horror Stories! #WeirdDarknessPlease SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!IN THIS ARCHIVE EPISODE FROM APRIL 2016: “Haunted Mojave Phone Booth” *** “The Mysterious Disappearance Of The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers” *** “The Patient” *** “Whose Feet Are Those?” *** “Haunted Military” *** “Lady In Black” *** “The Girl In The Mirror” *** “House Occupied” *** “A Jump Through Space” *** “That House”SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Haunted Mojave Phone Booth” written by M.J. Hill: http://authormarihill.blogspot.com“The Mysterious Disappearance Of The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers”: http://ow.ly/10trMp “The Patient” written by S.W. Rice (from the book “Of Wonders Beyond Thule”): https://amzn.to/2Jb59QE “Whose Feet Are Those?” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/11/19/whose-feet-are-those/ “Haunted Military” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/11/02/haunted-military/ “Lady In Black” submitted anonymously: www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/11/10/lady-in-black/“The Girl In The Mirror” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/10/30/the-girl-in-the-mirror/“House Occupied” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/11/05/house-occupied/ “A Jump Through Space” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/11/15/a-jump-through-space/ “That House” submitted to WeirdDarkness.com by MaureenWeird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music by Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t) and Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ) 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.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS?Weird Darkness has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on the show. Email sales@advertisecast.com or start the process now at https://weirddarkness.com/advertise = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
#ChurchOfTheUndead “JENNY THE TEENAGE WITCH” #WeirdDarkness MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE, ALONG WITH SOURCES USED...(Over time links can and may become invalid, disappear, or have different content.)“'We're Not Leaving, No': Demons Tormented This Former Teenage Witch Until Jesus Set Her Free” by Shannon Woodland for CBN News: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/fvemaa6b Darren Marlar is a licensed minister through the Universal Life Church: https://www.themonastery.org. Church Of The Undead theme by Epidemic Sound. SUPPORT THE PODCAST…Weird Darkness podcast: https://WeirdDarkness.com Become a patron: https://WeirdDarkness.com/WEIRDOVisit the Weird Darkness store: https://WeirdDarkness.com/STOREFind my social media, email and contact info: https://WeirdDarkness.com/CONTACT"I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46 Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness WeirdDarkness™ and Church Of The Undead™ are registered trademarks. Copyright ©Church Of The Undead, ©Weird Darkness 2020.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
“THE MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF FLIGHT 19” and 8 More Horrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarknessIN THIS ARCHIVE EPISODE FROM APRIL 2018: In 1945, “Flight 19” vanished in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida – and the mystery of what happened still terrifies aviators to this day. (The Mysterious Disappearance of Flight 19) *** Without any detectable history, how Septic Tank Sam wound up dead in Tofield, Canada, is a mystery. Till this day, the case has never been solved and Sam has never been identified. (Septic Tank Sam) *** The Cherokee recall a white-skinned race that lived on their lands before they arrived. This group of very unusual beings were known as the Moon-Eyed people. (Moon-Eyed People of the Cherokee) *** A mother discovers she has missed a call… from her dead son. (Call From a Ghost) *** Would you dare to drive the haunted Devon highway? (Where Hairy Hands Grab At Your Steering Wheel) *** What would you do if you moved into a serial killer’s home and couldn’t break your lease once you found out? (House of Horrors) *** On April 3, 1882, outlaw Jesse James was shot to death in St. Joseph, Missouri – or was he? (The Man Who Would Be Jesse James) *** A young girl’s quiet night of reading in bed is turned upside down when she is attacked by an unseen phantom! (The Summer I Didn’t Sleep) *** A convicted killer is hung on the gallows… twice. (A Moment of Agony) SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Moon-Eyed People of the Cherokee”: http://bit.ly/2VcDc5H “Call From a Ghost”: (link no longer exists)“Septic Tank Sam”: http://bit.ly/2ZYmqpJ “Where Hairy Hands Grab At Your Steering Wheel”: http://bit.ly/2LqghiH “The Mysterious Disappearance of Flight 19”: http://bit.ly/2Lqgtyr “House of Horrors”: http://bit.ly/2ZYoi1u “The Man Who Would Be Jesse James”: http://bit.ly/2DP4Rii “The Summer I Didn’t Sleep”: http://bit.ly/2GUVkaa “A Moment of Agony” by Robert Wilhelm: http://bit.ly/2JiF3ie 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. 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(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.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS?Weird Darkness has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on the show. Email sales@advertisecast.com or start the process now at https://weirddarkness.com/advertise = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
“ZANA: THE BIGFOOT THAT BRED WITH HUMANS” and More Freaky True Stories! #WeirdDarknessThis episode is sponsored by the Bizarre Times podcast. Hear interviews about some of the freakiest stuff like strange phenomena, odd places, weird rituals, creepy people, terrifying customs, true crime, and more! Get the podcast at http://BizarreTimesPodcast.com.This episode is also sponsored by ACORN.TV. If you’re a fan of UK television, you’re going to LOVE this! Acorn TV is a commercial-free streaming service which some of the most creative content from Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond! Try it out absolutely free for a full 30 days by using the promo code "weirddarkness" (lowercase, all one word) when you sign up at http://Acorn.TVIN THIS EPISODE: A young woman falls unconscious and awakes with a fantastical story about fairies kissing her, how she was treated like a princess by them, and falling in love with one of the fairy men. While you might say it was just a fanciful dream, how do you explain that this girl also woke up with clairvoyant abilities? (The Fairies and Anne Jeffries) *** On 15 July 1910 the Sheffield Evening Telegraph recorded the anniversaries of the day. One particular entry was this: “Prison hulks first seen on the Thames…1776”. But what were the prison hulks, and what was life like on board these ‘floating hells,’ as they came to be known? (Floating Hells) *** Depending on whether or not you want to get the scare of your life, you will either want to, or not want to honk your car’s horn three times on Burnt Mill Road in the Pine Barrens area of New Jersey. If you do, you risk an encounter with the Atco Ghost. (The Atco Ghost Legend of New Jersey) *** Archaeologists excavating the tomb of an ancient Egyptian queen just discovered something chilling… a 13-foot long scroll – a lost chapter from Egypt’s “Book of the Dead”. (Queen Nearit’s Book of the Dead) *** Feeling the Lord Ganesha wanted milk, a man ran to get some and placed it before the elephant headed statue in a temple near his home. Then it happened… the milk disappeared as if the statue had consumed it. And then the same thing happened to others… and others. (The Hindu’s Milk Miracle) *** It was in 1975 when the first skull of what was believed to be Bigfoot was found. But the owner of the skull hadn’t been dead too long, for the local people said they remembered the creature before it died. And even more shocking – they personally knew some of its descendants – a cross-breeding of Bigfoot and human beings! (Villagers Remember Descendants of Bigfoot)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Fairies And Anne Jeffries” by Brian Haughton: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/yf4vany4 “Floating Hells” by Rose Stavely-Wadham for British Newspaper Archive: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/jjrumumw “The Atco Ghost Legend of New Jersey” by Christina Skelton: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/hy5jehz6 “Queen Nearit’s Book of the Dead” posted at BuggedSpace.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/ukz7vnds “A Mass Scientific Mystery in India” by Michael Gross for Consciousness Unbound: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/7tac5377 “Villagers Remember Descendants of Bigfoot” by Ron Strickler for Phantoms and Monsters: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2hrahhdx Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music by 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.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS?Weird Darkness has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on the show. Email sales@advertisecast.com or start the process now at https://weirddarkness.com/advertise = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =ACORN TV = 8:53BIZARRE TIMES = 44:4700:11:26.191, 00:31:15.196, 00:45:35.578,
WEIRD DARKNESS RADIO: WEEKEND OF MAY 01, 2021Hear the show as it airs! Find out what stations and times you can listen to the broadcast by visiting the CALENDAR page at WeirdDarkness.com: https://weirddarkness.com/events. And please SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!EPISODE IN PLAYER BELOW WILL BE A RECORDING OF THIS WEEKEND'S RADIO SHOW AND WILL BE AVAILABLE TO LISTEN TO ON MONDAY AFTER THE RADIO SHOW HAS AIRED. SHOW NOTES FOR THE BROADCAST THIS WEEKEND CAN BE FOUND BELOW THE PLAYER.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =HOUR ONE: Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, Skunk Ape, he goes by many names depending on what part of the country – and what part of the world – he is spotted in. For a creature that is said by skeptics not to exist, how can so many sightings of a similar creature occur worldwide, in so many different cultures, by people with so many different beliefs? And why have we not been able to capture one or find solid proof? What do UFOs have to do with Bigfoot – if anything? So many questions… so few answers. We look at the enigmatic Bigfoot in this episode. SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Bigfoot Files” by Marcus Lowth for UFO Insight: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/wsdn5kkd VIDEO: Original Patterson-Gimlin film: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/9wvjekyd VIDEO: Stabilized version (last minute of video) Patterson-Gimlin film: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4b32e3wk PHOTO: Abominable Snowman footprint: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/79bu4amb PHOTO: Bigfoot photo by Adam Bird: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/7bs56ebe Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music by AudioBlocks with paid license. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =HOUR TWO: We’ll look at some historic serial murderers and the strange and unusual ways they killed their victims. (Strange Predilections in Murder Methods) *** When it comes to planning the burial of someone, it’s always best to to keep in mind that whomever is watching how you treat the deceased might be in charge of deciding what happens to you when you die. Sadly, one undertaker, Millard F. Rodgers, apparently forgot about the golden rule – and committed gruesome acts against families. (Six Children, One Grave) *** Residents in the town of Blakeney are reporting something horrifying prowling around the neighborhood and backyards… something they describe as a devil dog… a hell hound… a black shuck. (The Black Shuck of Blakeney) *** We have all been guilty of wishing we had more money coming in. Some people go out and get a second job. Others look at what they have to sell online, or look at what skills they have to offer to the public that they could charge money for. Or you can go the route of Georgia Tann – her entrepreneurial spirit brought her millions of dollars. And it was a simple idea. Steal other people’s children, and then sell them! (How To Get Rich By Stealing and Selling Children)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Strange Predilections in Murder Methods” by Carissa Chesanek for Ranker’s Unspeakable Times: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/zy3t5c5j “Six Children, One Grave” by Chris Woodyard for The Victorian Book of the Dead website: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/w62bu858 “How To Get Rich By Stealing and Selling Children” by Noelle Talmon for Weird History: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/jcenv8y5 “The Black Shuck of Blakeney” by Stacia Briggs and Siofra Connor for Eastern Daily Press: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/24wtnfwe Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music by AudioBlocks with paid license.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(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. Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS?Weird Darkness has partnered with Voxnest to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on the show. Email maria@voxnest.com.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
“THE BLACK-EYED KIDS SELFIE ON MY PHONE” and More Scary Paranormal Stories! #WeirdDarknessPlease SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show! THIS IS A WEEKEND ARCHIVE EPISODE WITH STORIES FROM APRIL 2018.SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Haunted Hotel Room” submitted by Keith R.: http://bit.ly/2GOo6KH “I Found a Black-Eyed Kid Selfie On My Phone” submitted by Matteo S.: http://bit.ly/2GNuNg1“Something Haunts Oregon’s Caves” submitted by Bill C.: http://bit.ly/2GNuOk5“Awakened By Ghostly Rapping On The Window” submitted anonymously: http://bit.ly/2GPPYhC“Battle With Evil On The Doorstep” submitted by Kamen: http://bit.ly/2GObEL0 “Halloween Nightmare” submitted by Black Cat: http://bit.ly/2GQQhsF “Empusa – Shape Shifting Evil Female Demon in Greek Myth and Folklore”: (link no longer available)“Willow Lake” submitted by Robert Comber: http://bit.ly/2GPkybf “Is South Carolina’s Poinsett Bridge Haunted?” used by permission from GhostsNGhouls.com (link to story no longer available)“The Mystery Of The Blinking Mummy Of Rosalia Lombardo” used by permission from Message to Eagle: http://ow.ly/o6Ej302m2z8 “Ordsall Hall” submitted by Alan Toner (from his book, “100 True Ghost Stories”): https://amzn.to/2GvHltY “The White Dog” submitted by Cindy Parmiter (from her book, “More Tales Too Strange To Be Fiction”): https://amzn.to/2JkF7LV “America’s Not-So Famous Haunted Houses” used by permission from Troy Taylor: http://bit.ly/2XUQRv8 “The Frightening Edinburgh Vaults of the Dead” by Ellen Lloyd: http://bit.ly/2XStq5r “Ghost Tornado” (link no longer exists)“The Bizarre Disappearance of Keith Reinhard” by Les Hewitt: http://bit.ly/2XTsuOj “Paranormal Experiences Come From Another Dimension” by Matthew Loffhagen: http://bit.ly/2XS0udZ “Mystery of the Deadly Double Dice” by Brent Swancer: http://bit.ly/2XYMEqj “The Chilling, Unsolved Dardeen Family Murders” by Orrin Grey: http://bit.ly/2XTWbPg “The Strange Haunting of the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier”: http://bit.ly/2XO3R5w “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing” by Troy Taylor from the book “Dead Men Do Tell Tales”: https://amzn.to/2JRCzFr 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. 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(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.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS?Weird Darkness has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on the show. Email sales@advertisecast.com or start the process now at https://weirddarkness.com/advertise = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
“STULL CEMETERY, THE GATEWAY TO HELL” and Other Creepy True Paranormal Stories! #WeirdDarknessPlease SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!THIS IS A WEEKEND ARCHIVE EPISODE WITH STORIES FROM AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2016.SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Technical Glitch or a Ghost in the Machine?” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/23/technical-glitch-ghost-machine/ “Vacation of Death” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/20/vacation-of-death/ “Unfinished – Did a Dream Foretell a Missing Child?” submitted by Charles B.: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/18/unfinished-dream-foretell-missing-child/ “Angel of Mercy: Have You Ever Seen An Angel On The Roadside?” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/10/angel-mercy-ever-seen-angel-roadside/ “Parallel Universes? Time Travel? Hallucination? You Decide!” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/22/parallel-universes-time-travel-hallucination-decide/ “Threatening Black Eyed Kid Stalks Homeowner” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/19/threatening-black-eyed-kid-stalks-homeowner/ “Ouija Board Hell in America” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/17/ouija-board-hell-america/ “Ghostly Home Invaders Spook Family” Written by Christine S.: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/29/ghostly-home-invaders-spook-family/ “A Hooded Beast Stalks a 5-Year Old” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/26/hooded-beast-stalks-5-year-old/ “The Demon On The Doorstep: Another Encounter With a Black-Eyed Kid” written by Jake W.: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/25/demon-doorstep-another-encounter-black-eyed-kid/ “The Hooded Figure That Haunted My Childhood” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/24/hooded-figure-haunted-childhood/ “Murder On Saxtown Road” written by Troy Taylor: http://troytaylorbooks.blogspot.com/2016/03/murder-on-saxtown-road.html “The Winchester House” written by Alan Toner (from 100 True Ghost Stories): https://amzn.to/2Gztdfh “Time Warp Terror” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/09/05/time-warp-terror/ “Kutna Hora – The Remains of 50,000 People” submitted by Gary Vasey: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/09/02/kutna-hora-remains-50000-people/ “A Last Visit” submitted by Keith R.: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/30/a-last-visit/ “The Strange Black-Eyed Kids Encounter” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/31/strange-black-eyed-kids-encounter/ “Black-Eyed Kids Haunt Mid-Western School Car Park” submitted anonymously: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/09/01/black-eyed-kids-haunt-mid-western-school-car-park/ “The Footsteps” submitted anonymously to the GhostsNGhouls website: http://ghostsnghouls.com/2016/08/08/footsteps-ghost/ “Tabitha” written by Cindy Parmiter (from the book “True Tales of the Paranormal, Volume 1”): https://www.amazon.com/True-Stories-Paranormal-Cindy-Parmiter/dp/1514160617 “The Book That Killed” submitted by MessageToEagle: http://www.messagetoeagle.com/book-that-killed-are-written-or-spoken-words-powerful-enough-to-take-control-over-our-actions/ “Let Me In” written by Savannah K. Davis: http://www.creepypasta.com/let/, https://www.facebook.com/vannah.vanKK “A 200-year-old Swedish Mystery Remains Unsolved” used by permission from Message To Eagle: http://www.messagetoeagle.com/a-200-year-old-swedish-mystery-remains-unsolved/ “Strange Love” written by Troy Taylor: http://troytaylorbooks.blogspot.com/2016/07/strange-love.html“One Bad Night” submitted by Jason R. Davis: http://bit.ly/2GMVKAu “The Old Warehouse Hotel Down in New Orleans” submitted by StupidDialUp: http://bit.ly/2GMGweM “Day of the Worm” submitted by Derek Hawke: http://bit.ly/2GO9sD9 “The Mystery of Stull Cemetery – A Gateway to Hell?”: http://bit.ly/2GNphu2 “The Ghost Of The Old Lady In The Rocking Chair” written by David Domine: (From the book “True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends From America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood”): https://amzn.to/2GOmPmT 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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“HAPPY WALPURGISNACHT, EVERYBODY!” #WeirdDarknessIN THIS EPISODE: “Walpurgis Night was when, according to the belief of millions of people, the devil was abroad—when the graves were opened and the dead came forth and walked. When all evil things of earth and air and water held revel.” – Bram Stoker, from “Dracula’s Guest”. Walpurgis Night is something most English-speaking listeners won’t know about – but it’s being celebrated at this precise moment. While others are currently celebrating “Halfway to Halloween” or “Half-o-ween” for short… in Germany, they’re celebrating a second Halloween which they call Walpurgisnacht – or “Walpurgis Night.” Plus, later in the show I’ll share a story that was intended specifically to be read on Walpurgis Night – it’s called “The Black Bargain” from PJ Hodge!SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Happy Walpurgisnacht, Everyone!” by Todd at GothicHorrorStories.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/a8svp23c “The Black Bargain” by PJ Hodge, posted at FreakyFolkTales.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/j49bd4 Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music by Alibi Music with paid license, and Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) used with permission. 

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“SNOWED IN AT THE SILVER LINE DINER” #WeirdDarkness #ThrillerThursdayPlease SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!IN THIS EPISODE: It’s Thriller Thursday – and this week it’s a story simply titled “Hospitality” by Erik Peabody!SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Hospitality” by Erik Peabody: https://www.creepypasta.com/hospitality-2/ 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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“NOSFERATU: THE NIGHTMARE HISTORY AND TERRIFYING LEGACY OF A CLASSIC HORROR FILM” #WeirdDarknessPlease SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!IN THIS EPISODE: The 1922 horror classic Nosferatu still turns up, on TV and on college campuses, every Halloween. And it’ll show up again this coming Saturday night, May 1st, at 9pm Central Time as our “Halfway to Halloween” Weirdo Watch Party film - complete with Drac as our horror host for the evening! (More info at https://weirddarkness.com/watchparty). A Weirdo family member suggested we take a look at the film’s history before this weekend’s watch party – to set up the fun even more. And I love the idea. So that’s what we’re going to do. How Nosferatu is terrifyingly relevant today, the controversial making of the film and the lawsuit by Bram Stoker’s wife, how the director of the film was involved in the occult… and how you would not have wanted to miss the film’s premiere which was an unforgettable event all by itself. That and a whole lot more about 1922’s Nosferatu, on this episode of Weird Darkness.SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Message Nosferatu Has For Us Today” by Jim Beckerman for NorthJersey.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4h966w3w “The True Story Behind Nosferatu” by Sam Markus for Grunge.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/zupyynu7 “Other Nosferatu Facts” by Mark Mancini for Mental Floss: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/zueums9f, and William Burns for Horror News Network: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/r6xbudh4Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music by Midnight Syndicate from the album “Vampyre – Symphonies From The Crypt is used with permission: https://www.midnightsyndicate.com/product/vampyre/Nosfertu’s main theme from the original 1922 film was written by Hans Erdmann: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzAjA-H2Q6s = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(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.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS?Weird Darkness has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on the show. Email sales@advertisecast.com or start the process now at https://weirddarkness.com/advertise = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
“THE MYSTERIOUS BODY ‘DONATION’ OF HARRIET COLE” #WeirdDarknessPlease SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!IN THIS EPISODE: You wouldn’t think this would be Weird Darkness material, but there is an unsolved mystery here more than 130 years in the making. Dissecting the human nervous system is a taxing task—and in some cases, very little is known about the people whose bodies wound up on anatomists' tables. In 19th-century Philadelphia, an anatomist dissected and mounted a human nervous system. Now researchers are trying to figure out whose remains are stretched out in a glass case. And it’s proving to be quite difficult. (The Mysterious Body Donation of Harriet Cole)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Mysterious Body Donation of Harriet Cole” by Jessica Leigh Hester for AtlasObscura: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/uw699ka Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by EpidemicSound with paid license. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(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.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS?Weird Darkness has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on the show. Email sales@advertisecast.com or start the process now at https://weirddarkness.com/advertise = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
“NFL PLAYER SAYS ‘I BELIEVE’”, “DINO ON SECURITY CAM”, and more Weird DarkNews! #WeirdDarknessPlease SHARE this episode with others you know who like the paranormal, true crime, and all things dark! Sharing this episode with others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL LINKS…https://www.latest-ufo-sightings.net/2021/04/browns-quarterback-on-recent-ufo-sighting-its-real-i-saw-it-i-believe.htmlhttps://anomalien.com/dinosaur-in-the-backyard-a-creature-that-looks-like-a-velociraptor-caught-on-cctv/VIDEO: Is This a Velociraptor? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLCOALqlJl0&t=5s (Watch very carefully and you’ll see something that looks like a leash right behind it – so maybe it’s a dog?)https://anomalien.com/navy-commander-on-ufos-were-99-sure-its-not-foreign-adversarial-technology/VIDEO: NBC interview with Navy Commander: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA-h3dIeD_A&t=9shttps://anomalien.com/government-sources-say-military-is-holding-back-evidence-of-ufos/https://truecrimedaily.com/2021/04/15/police-kentucky-man-tried-to-buy-3-year-old-boy-from-grandmotherhttps://anomalien.com/in-the-us-state-of-oregon-recorded-a-case-of-cattle-mutilation/https://anomalien.com/the-girl-left-home-and-was-found-in-another-country-with-a-lost-memory/https://anomalien.com/a-two-headed-and-three-armed-child-was-born-in-india/https://anomalien.com/dozens-of-headless-seals-with-strange-holes-found-off-the-coast-of-canada/https://www.latest-ufo-sightings.net/2021/04/contact-with-aliens-will-happen-by-the-end-of-century.html(Over time links may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
“THE GRIM TRUE STORY BEHIND HANSEL AND GRETAL” and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarknessThis episode is sponsored by the Bizarre Times podcast. Hear interviews about some of the freakiest stuff like strange phenomena, odd places, weird rituals, creepy people, terrifying customs, true crime, and more! Get the podcast at http://BizarreTimesPodcast.com. IN THIS EPISODE: When a great famine struck Europe in 1314, mothers abandoned their children and in some cases, even ate them. Scholars believe that these tragedies gave birth to the story of Hansel and Gretel. (The Grim True Story Behind Hansel and Gretel) *** Cultures all around the world have stories of tiny humans – elves, leprechauns, fairies, hobbits… but how can so many different communities have such similar descriptions of tiny people? Could there be evidence to prove the existence of tiny humanoids? (Little Human Subspecies) *** Traveling to the Superstition Mountains in search of the rumored treasure hidden there is not only a bad idea… it could be a fatal one. (Mysterious Visitors From Other Realms) *** Seeing an unidentified flying object in the sky is pretty common – even in cases where several people see the flying whatever-it-is at the same time. But when is the last time you and everyone around you looked up and saw an entire city flying in the sky? That’s what happened in 2011 in the Nigerian village of Bauchi. (UFO City) *** But first… according to GPS, off the California coast there are dozens, possibly hundreds of ships moving around in circles. But the ships, while clearly visible on the GPS system, are nowhere to be seen by the human eye. Are these ghost ships from the past? The oceanic version of crop circles? Sailing ships from a different dimension? Or could it be something more disturbing, like a new type of cyber attack? We begin with that story. (California’s Ghost Ships)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Mysterious Visitors From Other Realms” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/5yyuzzx“The Grim True Story Behind Hansel and Gretel” by Joseph Williams for All That’s Interesting: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4fhdp6vk “Little Human Subspecies” by Mark Andrew Carpenter for Ancient Origins: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2e3f8a9y“UFO City” posted at Anomalien: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3fwaysds “California’s Ghost Ships” by Frank Jacobs for Big Ideas: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/ymtnfutw 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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WEIRD DARKNESS RADIO: WEEKEND OF APRIL 24-25, 2021 – HOURS 1 & 2Hear the show as it airs! Find out what stations and times you can listen to the broadcast by visiting the CALENDAR page at WeirdDarkness.com: https://weirddarkness.com/events. And please SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Weird Darkness Radio: Weekend of APRIL 24-25, 2021 – HOUR 1IN THIS HOUR: It is considered by many, Britain’s most well-known disappearing person case. Even now, over three decades later, people in the UK are still fascinated and intrigued by the unexplained vanishing of Suzy Lamplugh. (The Suzy Lamplugh Mystery) *** John List planned the murders of his own family so carefully, he almost got away with it. In fact, it took 18 years to catch him. (The Family Man Who Murdered His Family) *** We’ll look at what it was like to be a woman in the 17th Century… and accused of witchcraft. (Witchly Accusations) *** If you drink whiskey, or even if you don’t, you’re likely familiar with “Jameson Irish Whiskey.” But did you know that cannibalism played a part in its history? (Whiskey and Cannibalism) *** Parents always feel their child is special in some way – something that makes their child better in some way than other children. Parents of indigo children are no different, with some parents thinking their children have psychic abilities. Doctors say that these children have ADD or ADHD, but one parapsychologist says indigo children have something even more special – possibly even paranormal - inside them. (Supernatural Indigo Children) *** A strange phenomenon takes place in Arkansas, and despite the numerous sightings and investigations, there is still no explanation for it. (Unexplained In Arkansas)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…"The Suzy Lamplugh Mystery” by Amelia Gentleman for The Guardian: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2v2z6tp6 “The Family Man Who Murdered His Family” from The Line Up: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/392yt322 “Witchly Accusations” by Jessica Nelson for the UK’s National Archives: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/j7nnd3ax “Whiskey and Cannibalism” posted at The Scare Chamber: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/9rx24777 “Supernatural Indigo Children” by Gina Dimuro for All That’s Interesting: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/apk85b29 “Unexplained in Arkansas” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/27zaptdb Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Shadows Symphony: https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t, used with permission. 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Weird Darkness Radio: Weekend of APRIL 24-25, 2021 – HOUR 2IN THIS HOUR: Seeing a lifelike human skeleton in a doctor’s office, especially in the past couple of centuries, was – and in many cases still is - commonplace. But where did one go to get such lifelike skeletons if you were a doctor in the 1800s? Why, a skeleton factory, of course! (The Skeleton Factory) *** When you think of a mad scientist you most likely think of Victor Frankenstein – but it’s rumored Mary Shelley took inspiration for the character from a real mad scientist by the name of Andrew Ure. (Andrew Ure: A Real Life Mad Scientist) *** The story of Kate Watson is a grim one – living as a prostitute in the Old West, and when that wasn’t enough she took up cattle rustling. Her husband wasn’t any better. So it’s probably no surprise that she was strung up until dead. But maybe you should wait to pass judgement until you hear the whole story. (The Lynching of Cattle Kate) *** In March of 2004, teenager Brianna Maitland left work in the late evening hours and was never seen again. To this day it is still one of Vermont’s most infamous mysteries. (The Vanishing of Brianna Maitland) *** In June of 1989 a nurse was found dead, drugged, strangled, and tied up outside of Vancouver, British Columbia with her hands and feet bound behind her. So how could police conclude she committed suicide? (The Murder of Nurse Cindy)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Skeleton Factory” from Strange Ago: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2j8reje3 “Andrew Ure: A Real Life Mad Scientist” posted at The Scare Chamber: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3n5tfpeh “The Murder of Nurse Cindy” posted the The Trouble With Justice: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2kfah7mv “The Lynching of Cattle Kate” posted at Strange Company: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/utdy2sh6 “The Vanishing of Brianna Maitland” by Orrin Grey for The Line Up: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/je9s98ru Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by AudioBlocks with paid license.(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. Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS?Weird Darkness has partnered with Voxnest to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on the show. Email maria@voxnest.com.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
“BATTLE WITH A OUIJA BOARD ENTITY” and More True Scary Paranormal Horror Stories! #WeirdDarknessPlease SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!IN THIS WEEKEND ARCHIVE EPISODE FROM JUNE 21, 2016: “Night Time Visitor” *** “Mother’s Voice” *** “Battle With a Ouija Board Entity” *** “Graveyard Banshee Scream” *** “Our Pets Sensed It” *** “Florida Panhandler” *** “Held Down By a Ghost: A Terrifying Waking Experience” *** “A Disembodied Voice” *** “Could Your School Be Haunted?” *** “The Brewster Projects Poltergeist” *** “A Ghostly Truck Intimidates” *** “The Dark Presence”SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Night Time Visitor” submitted by Ollie: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/06/20/night-time-visitor/ “Mother’s Voice” submitted by Jennie: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/06/16/mothers-voice/ “Battle With a Ouija Board Entity” submitted by Greta: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/05/12/battle-ouija-board-entity/ “Graveyard Banshee Scream” submitted by Keith: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/06/17/graveyard-banshee-scream/ “Our Pets Sensed It” submitted by Thundr: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/05/19/our-pets-sensed-it/ “Florida Panhandler” submitted by Kip: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/05/11/florida-panhandler/ “Held Down By a Ghost: A Terrifying Waking Experience” submitted anonymously: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/09/held-ghost-terrifying-waking-experience/ “A Disembodied Voice” submitted by Joan: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/04/a-disembodied-voice/ “Could Your School Be Haunted?” submitted by D.D.: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/07/27/school-haunted-experience-paranormal-teacher/ “The Brewster Projects Poltergeist” submitted by Alan D.: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/07/26/brewster-project-poltergeist-detroit-mi/ “A Ghostly Truck Intimidates” submitted by Joan: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/05/ghostly-truck-intimidates/ “The Dark Presence” submitted by Ira T.: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/07/29/dark-presence-true-paranormal-account-suburban-haunting/ 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 DEMON LEAPER” and 7 More Scary TRUE Paranormal Horror Stories! #WeirdDarknessPlease SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!IN THIS EPISODE, ORIGINALLY AIRED IN APRIL 2016: “The Time Traveler” *** “The Demon Leaper” *** “Steam” *** “The Face Looking In” *** “The Voice In The Wilderness” *** “The Haunted House In Detroit” *** “My Protective Grandmother” *** “A Haunted Barroom”SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Time Traveler” written by M.J. Hill: http://authormarihill.blogspot.com “The Demon Leaper” by David Domine (from the book, “True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends from America's Most Haunted Neighborhood”): http://amzn.com/1494289016 “Steam” was submitted anonymously: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/10/06/steam/ “The Face Looking In” was submitted anonymously: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/10/19/the-face-looking-in/ “The Voice In The Wilderness” was submitted anonymously: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/10/23/the-voice-in-the-wilderness/ “The Haunted House In Detroit” was submitted anonymously: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/10/13/the-haunted-house-in-detroit/ “My Protective Grandmother” was submitted anonymously: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/10/21/my-protective-grandmother/ “A Haunted Barroom” was submitted anonymously: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/10/26/a-haunted-barroom/ 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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“NOBODY BELIEVES MY PARANORMAL STORY” and More Terrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarknessPlease SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!IN THIS EPISODE: Did U.S. Special Forces really shoot dead a 12-foot-tall giant in Kandahar, Afghanistan? How much truth is behind the story – and how does fit into the age-old narrative of soldiers, knights, and heroes battling against and vanquishing giants and monstrous creatures? (The Giant of Kandahar) *** Soon after the Cranmer family moved in to their new home on Brownsville Road, it became clear that they were not alone. (The Demon of Brownsville Road) *** The Elephant's Foot was created after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 when reactor 4 exploded, releasing a lava-like mass of radioactive material called corium. So radioactive that it’s still dangerous if you try and see it for yourself today. (The Elephant’s Foot of Chernobyl) *** When something horrifying happens, it’s natural to tell others about your experience. But what if, no matter how much you explain it, people simply don’t believe you? We’ll look at numerous stories from people who have true tales that they have a hard time getting even friends and family to take seriously. (Nobody Believes Me)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Giant of Kandahar” by Angus Wright for the website, Where I Live: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3dyfh6rt “Nobody Believes Me” by Amanda Ashley for Ranker’s Graveyard Shift: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/kxt7ey9k “The Elephant’s Foot of Chernobyl” by Natasha Ishak for All That’s Interesting: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/ytfh4n57 PHOTO: “Elephant Foot with Photographer” https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/42r22v5eEPISODE: “Is Your House Next On Their List?”: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/9020 EPISODE: “Redheaded Space Aliens from Atlantis”: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/8997 “The Demon of Brownsville Road” by Diana Vilibert for The Line Up: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/52zr9mat Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by AudioBlocks with paid license.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(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.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS?Weird Darkness has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on the show. Email sales@advertisecast.com or start the process now at https://weirddarkness.com/advertise = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
“A HOLY TERROR” by AMBROSE BIERCE #CreepypastaThursday #WeirdDarknessPlease SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!IN THIS EPISODE: It’s #CreepypastaThursday, and I’m back with another fictional tale of horror – this time, from classic author Ambrose Bierce. Bierce was a journalist, satirist and, of course, a prolific writer of short stories. Bierce disappeared in Mexico in 1913 and although there has been much speculation about what happened to him, it is unlikely that anyone will ever learn the truth and his fate remains a mystery to this day. Something eerily appropriate for an author known for writing things of horror and the macabre. The story, "A Holy Terror" was first published in the December 23rd, 1882 issue of TheWasp (San Francisco).SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“A Holy Terror” by Ambrose Bierce (public domain): https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/enb8h3bz 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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“HOW TO GET RICH BY STEALING AND SELLING CHILDREN” and More Horrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarknessPlease SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!IN THIS EPISODE: We’ll look at some historic serial murderers and the strange and unusual ways they killed their victims. (Strange Predilections in Murder Methods) *** When it comes to planning the burial of someone, it’s always best to to keep in mind that whomever is watching how you treat the deceased might be in charge of deciding what happens to you when you die. Sadly, one undertaker, Millard F. Rodgers, apparently forgot about the golden rule – and committed gruesome acts against families. (Six Children, One Grave) *** Residents in the town of Blakeney are reporting something horrifying prowling around the neighborhood and backyards… something they describe as a devil dog… a hell hound… a black shuck. (The Black Shuck of Blakeney) *** We have all been guilty of wishing we had more money coming in. Some people go out and get a second job. Others look at what they have to sell online, or look at what skills they have to offer to the public that they could charge money for. Or you can go the route of Georgia Tann – her entrepreneurial spirit brought her millions of dollars. And it was a simple idea. Steal other people’s children, and then sell them! (How To Get Rich By Stealing and Selling Children)SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“Strange Predilections in Murder Methods” by Carissa Chesanek for Ranker’s Unspeakable Times: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/zy3t5c5j “Six Children, One Grave” by Chris Woodyard for The Victorian Book of the Dead website: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/w62bu858 “How To Get Rich By Stealing and Selling Children” by Noelle Talmon for Weird History: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/jcenv8y5 “The Black Shuck of Blakeney” by Stacia Briggs and Siofra Connor for Eastern Daily Press: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/24wtnfwe Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music by AudioBlocks with paid license.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(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.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS?Weird Darkness has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on the show. Email sales@advertisecast.com or start the process now at https://weirddarkness.com/advertise = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
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Comments (246)

Michelle Roper

I love these episodes!

May 7th
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Mila Schneider

To catch them put bags over his hands when they come out or take video when they appear

May 6th
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CobaltAbsol

Goddamn

Apr 27th
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Darcy Jennings

Been a Listener since the beginning and love Darren's narrating even watched the Halloween live feeds etc and the stories,content and production are brilliant but as someone who listens on the go and in bed I really wish you would do a version with out the Scriptures/ Bible readings at the end of each episode I find it to be in extremely bad taste, insulting, offensive and bordering on full blown preaching having to keep stopping when enjoying the atmosphere to skip being preached too when binging is infuriating Religion should be a private thing kept to yourself not forced onto others it can be extremely upsetting to some people and is out of place here it's 2021 I Genuinely respect your beliefs and no Disrespect intended Darren but please keep the God Stuff in church were it belongs 👍❤👊❤✌

Apr 20th
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Clinton Knight

sounds like a great way to have something consume all the food in the world due to run away replication.

Apr 2nd
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Phil Marsden

Hands down the best Podcast on the planet & Darren Marler the best podcaster it's the soundtrack of my workday!

Mar 29th
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Melissa Shattuck

Thanks for the full audio book of The Call of Cthulhu! I consumed all your podcasts with such fervor that I now await your latest episodes! Thanks for giving me a much needed break from reality.

Mar 20th
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Drew Clinton

darren.... plz add this to your normal repetoire. you can call it fire fridays. has a nice ring to it. i dont know how u find the time to do as much as you do but we thank you immensly. here at wd its more than just a podcast, you actually care and try your best to save as many lives as possible. thank you dont ever stop or change. your fellow in Christ...... at 28k is almost an insult, you deserve way more than that and people who dontknow you are missing out bigtime even more than trumps missing tupee from the hurricane winds bwahaha

Mar 9th
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Lettie Madril

he started in a more recent episode that the author of the story read the last of it in YouTube and Darren felt he did such a great job that Darren didn't need to finish it himself, and he left links to find the rest of the story at the end of several shows, on that note, I haven't heard it yet and am just now starting to listen!

Mar 5th
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Michelle Roper

This was my first Weird Darkness episode. Loved it. Thank you for the Bible verse at the end.

Feb 26th
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CobaltAbsol

It took me so long to realize "turning off the light" was a pull chain, not a wall switch.

Feb 26th
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Pixi Kix

I was really invested into this one. such a shame the story was abandoned. It definitely would make for a good book.

Feb 22nd
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Christiaan Bosma

Dunedin New Zealand. duh-nee-din. Dunedin. 🤣 don't worry though that's nowhere near the wierdest name to try pronounce right from my country

Feb 13th
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Kayl matthew

dude the children were blue not green. they had a genetic disease lmao. bad research

Feb 11th
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Tae Tae

These are interesting

Feb 1st
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CobaltAbsol

My brain thinks Darren looks like Josh Gandleman. maybe a small beard...

Jan 14th
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Drew Clinton

the box they found and opened was a dibbuk box.

Jan 7th
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Rebecca Barker

also in the wild wild west they used the eye picture thing lol

Dec 8th
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CobaltAbsol

This story is Boss. just sayin.

Dec 7th
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Jinxy

I absolutely love this podcast. Darren is so personable, and the positive messages are great. I only have one ongoing complaint. For the love of all that's holy, put it in the description when you use an archived episode!!! So frustrating downloading several episodes for the day and realizing later you've heard them all! I completely understand that life happens and sometimes you need to use old material. Just label it that way!!

Dec 4th
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