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Author: Darren Marlar

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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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HOUR ONE: “MJ12: JFK and UFOs” *** No one likes uninvited guests – and it appears, neither do those in the afterlife. (Dead Village) *** Ask Pedro Rodrigues Filho and he’ll tell you he’s a nice guy. After all, he may be a serial killer – but he only kills bad guys. (The Real-Life Dexter) *** What caused the sky to go dark in the middle of the day back in 1780? (New England’s Dark Day)==========HOUR TWO: What caused complete darkness to engulf the New England town of Newburyport in 1871 – and what were the strange lights seen by dozens of students and their teacher? *** Engineers working to link Scotland and England with cables on the floor of the ocean have stumbled across an amazing find from Word War 1… a submarine that was sunk due to a sea monster! (The Submarine Sunk by a Sea Monster) *** “The Mira Theater Haunting” by Bili White ==========SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME: Paul Bernardo, with the help of his wife Karla Homolka, stalked a Canadian suburb with a number of terrible rapes that were only the beginning of their life of cruelty. They would come to be known as the Ken and Barbie Killers. (The True Horror of the Ken and Barbie Killers) *** When you think of a con artist, you think of slick players like Johnny Hooker and Henry Gondorf from “The Sting”, masters of disguise and ID like Frank Abagnale from “Catch Me If You Can”, or even the mysterious Keyser Söze from “The Usual Suspects”. But I’m guessing what you never picture in your head is a Victorian woman named Madame Rachel. She never got her own movie, but she was the real deal. (The Con Woman Madame Rachel) *** A forest in beautiful West Sussex, UK is only beautiful from the outside – for within, witnesses have seen mysterious things… including UFOs, mysterious deaths, and unexplained vanishings. (Danger Lurking In The Woods)==========SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM TONIGHT’S SHOW:“The Mira Theater Haunting” by Bili White from Paranormality Magazine“The Shadow Over Newburyport” posted at Esoterx.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/y62cmsun“The Submarine Sunk by a Sea Monster” from Earth-Chronicles.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/ve7bwnvh“The True Horror of the Ken and Barbie Killers” by Frankie Stein for FilmDaily.co: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/5ddyr25y“The Con Woman Madame Rachel” by Geri Walton: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/f5jnwjwz“New England’s Dark Day” by Troy Taylor: http://bit.ly/2OEuVTl“Dead Village” by Dreyk: http://bit.ly/33lz1Eg“The Real Life Dexter” by Kara Goldfarb: http://bit.ly/2IUuQaP“Danger Lurking In The Woods” by Ellen Lloyd: (link no longer available)“JFK And UFOs” from Paranormality Magazine==========(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for material I use whenever possible. If I have overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it immediately. Some links may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)=========="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46==========WeirdDarkness®, WeirdDarkness© 2024==========To become a Weird Darkness Radio Show affiliate, contact Radio America at affiliates@radioamerica.com, or call 800-807-4703 (press 2 or dial ext 250).==========https://weirddarkness.com/mj12-jfk-and-ufos-the-real-life-dexter-and-more-weirddarknessradio-weekend-of-june-22-23-2024/
THE TRUE CASE THIS STORY IS BASED ON: This tragic story recounts the abduction, murder, and subsequent investigation of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway in Westminster, Colorado in October 2012. On October 5, Jessica left for school but never arrived. An extensive search ensued, involving hundreds of volunteers and multiple law enforcement agencies. A week later, Jessica's dismembered body was found in a nearby open space. The investigation initially explored various leads, including a possible connection to another kidnapping case. A crucial break came when police linked Jessica's murder to an attempted abduction at Ketner Lake in May of the same year. On October 23, 17-year-old Austin Reed Sigg confessed to his mother, who then called 911. Sigg admitted to abducting Jessica, sexually assaulting her, and brutally murdering her. He also confessed to the earlier attempted abduction at Ketner Lake. In October 2013, Sigg pleaded guilty to all charges. Due to his age at the time of the crimes, he was sentenced to life in prison plus 86 years, with the possibility of parole after 40 years. The case shocked the community, with the judge describing it as a manifestation of real evil. SOURCES…The Scare Chamber: https://www.thescarechamber.com/jessica-ridgewayMusic provided by Alibi Music Library= = = = =(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.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: June 23, 2024CUSTOM WEBPAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/the-case-of-the-cross-and-the-killer-murdernoir/
IN THIS EPISODE: Bugs. Spiders. All manner of creepy crawlies raise goosebumps for many. But even those who have no natural fear of insects might run in terror if they see one the size of a human being. And that is exactly what people around the world have been reporting. (Giant Bugs and Mantis Men) *** In 1974, the Smurl family was tormented by supernatural forces so intense, the haunting even withstood intervention by demonologists. Who or what was behind the terrifying oppression of this previously normal Pennsylvania family? (The Demonic Torture of the Smurl Family) *** There are numerous tales of ships simply disappearing without a trace. Some are never heard from again… others have created legends that terrify sailors to this day. (Ghost Ships Lost at Sea) *** Weirdo family member Jan Daniels relates events that happened to her on a new job – with odd happenings in the women’s restroom among other things! (Scarecrows and Towel Dispensers) *** In 1992, runners came across a gruesome discovery in a South Wales state park… a dead body. But it was only the beginning of what quickly became a string of murders by a serial killer. (The Australian Backpacker Murderer) *** Azrael is known by many names in numerous cultures… but he is most famously, or infamously known as the angel of destruction. And not only are his powers terrifying – so is his appearance. (Azrael: The Angel of Destruction) *** When you hear the words “Loch Ness” you immediately think of Nessie – the Loch Ness Monster. But this deep, lengthy body of water in Scotland is known for other strange creatures – including what some are reporting as a giant bird of prey. (Loch Ness Monster-Sized Owl) *** At just 14 years old, Jesse Pomeroy became the youngest convicted murderer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. What would drive a boy so young to such brutal crimes? (The Fiend of Boston) *** When you sit down to a good ghost story, you expect horrors, terrifying encounters, frightening situations… but not all ghosts are malevolent. In fact, some appear to take solace from beyond the grave by reaching out to those still living to help them, even rescue someone or save a mortal’s life. (Ghosts To The Rescue)YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open00:04:53.470 = CBS Radio Mystery Theater, “Mind Over Matthew” (October 21, 1974)00:51:00.631 = Weird Darkness, “Giant Bugs and Mantis Men, Part 1”01:01:08.061 = The Black Museum, “French-English Dictionary” (Air Date Unknown)01:26:01.687 = Weird Darkness, “Giant Bugs and Mantis Men, Part 2”01:44:26.794 = The Mysterious Traveler, “House of Death” (January 30, 1944)02:13:39.507 = Weird Darkness, “The Demonic Torture of the Smurl Family”02:22:46.648 = Obsession, “Compartment Car 92: Paranoia Death House Express” (Air Date Unknown)02:48:25.916 = Weird Darkness, “Ghost Ships Lost At Sea, Part 1”02:54:16.131 = Origin of Superstition, “Throwing Salt” (Air Date Unknown)03:10:18.169 = Weird Darkness, “Ghost Ships Lost At Sea, Part 2”03:20:03.190 = Weird Darkness, “Scarecrows and Towel Dispensers”03:23:13.681 = The Price Of Fear, “Fish” (Air Date Unknown)03:53:36.691 = Weird Darkness, “Australian Backpacker Murders”04:02:42.307 = Quiet Please, “Some People Don’t Die” (December 08, 1947) – poor audio quality04:28:02.763 = Weird Darkness, “Azrael: The Angel of Destruction”04:35:29.258 = Weird Darkness, “Ghosts To The Rescue”04:47:17.943 = Weird Darkness, “Loch Ness Monster-Sized Owl”04:52:08.921 = Weird Darkness, “The Fiend of Boston”05:00:02.068 = The Sealed Book, “Queen of Cats” (June 24, 1945)05:29:35.065 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“Giant Bugs And Mantis Men” by Brent Swancer: http://bit.ly/32UKawc“Ghost Ships Lost at Sea” by Elizabeth Lundin: http://bit.ly/2K0h0TY“The Demonic Torture of the Smurl Family” by Jacob Shelton: http://bit.ly/32PYAhl“Scarecrows and Towel Dispensers” by Weirdo family member Jan Daniels“Australian Backpacker Murderer” by Catherine Phalan: http://bit.ly/2YpkYPc“Azrael: The Angel of Destruction” by Nathan Gibson: http://bit.ly/2JWkIOk“Loch Ness Monster-Sized Owl” by Nick Redfern: http://bit.ly/2LI4FXJ“The Fiend of Boston” by Stephanie Almazan: http://bit.ly/2GwpX6B“Ghosts To The Rescue” by Inigo Gonzalez: http://bit.ly/2K3q36uWeird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library= = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: June 23, 2024RETRO RADIO LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/giant-bugs-mantis-men-smurl-family-demon/
IN THIS EPISODE: A woman keeps seeing her deceased father-in-law out of the corner of her eye. (Pop) *** The sad tale of Mary Mallon still haunts us today. You may know her better as Typhoid Mary. (The Lingering Ghost of Typhoid Mary) *** John George Haigh took the plunge into murder when he knocked out his old boss and dumped the body into acid – then set out to kill again. (The Acid Bath Murderer of England) *** A girl in an almost empty movie theater feels someone, or something, tugging at her shirt. (The Haunted Houston Movie Theater) *** They spoke a strange language, had bright green skin, and were utterly inexplicable. Who were they? (The Green Children of Woolpit) *** A ghostly boy appears outside a restaurant in Nebraska. (The Haunting Little Boy From Nebraska) *** A dark house, a baby sitter, an unexplained noise, and a shadowy figure. Normally the setup of a cliché horror movie – but this time, it was real. (The Hunchback Shadow Man) *** Over the last two decades, there have been frequent reports of a ghostly woman who wanders the halls of Greystone Mansion, leaving traces of lilac perfume in her wake. (The Greystone Mansion Murders) *** Is the White House haunted? The evidence seems to build more and more every year. (Is The White House Haunted?)SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“Pop” by Melda for YourGhostStories.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/5das43vj“The Lingering Ghost of Typhoid Mary” by Renee Kruse and Troy Taylor from the book, “A Pale Horse Was Death”:http://amzn.to/2sAZLTP“The Acid Bath Murderer Of England” by Steven Casale for TheLineUp.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/1azg5pop“The Haunted Houston Movie Theater” by Weirdo Family Member, Christi Butler: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/5fvlv8u7“The Haunting Little Boy From Nebraska” Erin Stone for MyHauntedLifeToo.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/1o4zoncc“The Hunchback Shadow Man” by Nelchen for YourGhostStories.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/1mzdp7ar“The Greystone Mansion Murders” by Troy Taylor: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/18cxj4n7“The Green Children of Woolpit” posted at TheLineUp.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/1sjg6jqu“Is The White House Haunted?” posted at Beyond Reality News (website no longer exists)Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: August, 2018CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/residual-ghost-of-typhoid-mary
IN THIS EPISODE: I’ll share a heartbreaking story of love gone wrong. It's a tale of passion, betrayal, murder, and the electric chair. (Love And The Electric Chair) *** The terrifying true story of the abduction of Linda Cortile – was she truly abucted by aliens or is there another explanation? (The Abduction of Linda Cortile) *** A man keeps seeing shadowy figures in his peripheral vision. (Her Feet Were Swinging) *** They say the widow's ghost lingers in the tower of the Drish House - and sets the house ablaze with phantom fire. (The Drish House Hauntings) * It is said that some hundred years ago, people in Jamaica believed the powers of so-called “Shadow Killers” - but who or what were they? (The Shadow Killers of Jamaica) *** Fifteen acres of land purchased by the city of Long Beach, California in 1976 is what comprises a place known as DeForest Park.  By day it is filled with sun, sand, and fun. By night, it is filled with shudders, scares, and screams. (The Darkness of DeForest Park) *** Friends were planning for a good time of dirt biking, hunting, and drinking beer. They should never have visited the cemetery. (The Haunted Farmstead) *** Two women walking home in the twilight come across the ghost of a woman dead for the past year. *** A man tells the terrifying story of how he was possessed by a demon. *** Two girls discover that even if you don’t believe a legend of ghostly children, you still shouldn’t tease them. *** If you vacation at Carlsbad Lagoon, you’ll need something stronger than sunscreen to protect you. *** Traumatic events can sometimes trigger poltergeist activity, but for one young girl, the torment seemed to have no end. *** The hills of Northern Chile are not safe for men walking alone at night.  A female spirit known as La Lola stalks the night, lost and enraged over the murder of her husband. *** Glowing eyes in the dark, a man in a dark suit, and a party in the other room… none of which are real, except to two young girls who swear it actually happened. *** Lehigh, Oklahoma – with the dark past of gangsters, the KKK, a corrupt sheriff… and the paranormal. YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open00:04:35.459 = The Alien Abduction of Linda Cortile00:14:11.003 = The Drish Hauntings00:18:41.830 = The Darkness of DeForest Park00:22:22.573 = The Haunted Farmstead00:30:16.122 = The Shadow Killers of Jamaica00:35:54.902 = Her Feet Were Swinging00:40:04.181 = Love And The Electric Chair00:49:35.598 = My First Spooky Experience00:54:33.033 = The Haunting of Laura01:04:04.565 = The Ghostly Kids of Hungry Hollow Road01:06:44.349 = I Was Possessed By A Demon01:10:25.134 = The Woman IN The Blue Sari01:12:49.273 = Carlsbad Lagoon’s Sinister Siren01:16:25.847 = La Lola, The Vengeful Female Spirit of Northern Chile01:20:25.885 = Haunted Lehigh, Oklahoma01:26:07.059 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“Love And The Electric Chair” by Troy Taylor: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/y9x5dszv“The Abduction of Linda Cortile” by Les Hewitt for Paranorms.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/1s7n41oz“Her Feet Were Swinging” from YourGhostStories.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/504clul2“The Drish Hauntings” by Elisabeth Tilstra for The Line Up: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2dqwhue5“The Darkness of DeForest Park” from BackpackerVerse: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/1x5i7veu“The Haunted Farmstead” from GhostsNGhouls.com (link no longer valid)“The Shadow Killers of Jamaica” from MessageToEagle.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4jjws8tp“The Woman in the Blue Sari” by Amardeep Singh for MyHauntedLifeToo.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3ozpxps6“I Was Possessed By a Demon” by Jon Austin for Express.co.uk: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/m9m5jbe0“The Ghostly Kids of Hungry Hollow Road” submitted anonymously to Weird Darkness: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/drwxy79f“Carlsbad Lagoon’s Sinister Siren” from BackpackerVerse: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/1d1sye5y“The Haunting of Laura” from ThoughtCo.com (link no longer available)“La Lola: The Vengeful Female Spirit in Northern Chile“ from ParanormalInvestigating.com (website no longer exists)“My First Spooky Experience” submitted anonymously to Weird Darkness: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/mmw30w8x“Haunted Lehigh, Oklahoma” by Paul Dale Roberts, submitted to MyHauntedLifeToo.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4yj3u7ayWeird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library= = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: February, 2019CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/alien-abduction-of-linda-cortile/
Hear previous messages and find our social media at https://WeirdDarkness.com/Church! Please share this podcast with your friends, family, and co-workers, and post a link to this episode in your own social media! Thank you, and God bless!MENTIONS, SOURCES, AND LINKS…Source: Mike Leake, https://www.crosswalk.com/special-coverage/heaven-hell/did-god-create-hell-bst.html#google_vignette(Over time links can and may become invalid, disappear, or have different content.)===Darren Marlar is a licensed minister through the Universal Life Church: https://www.themonastery.org. Find his other podcast, Weird Darkness, in your favorite podcast app at https://weirddarkness.com/listen. “Church Of The Undead” theme music by Epidemic Sound.==="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===Weird Darkness® and Church Of The Undead™ are trademarked. Copyright © 2024.===https://weirddarkness.com/was-hell-created-by-god-churchoftheundead/
IN THIS EPISODE: The true story of the voodoo murders… are they proof of the mythical “Church of Sacrifice?” *** A man picks up a ghostly hitchhiker. *** For years, the residents of Circleville, Ohio were plagued by messages that revealed their darkest secrets. Who was writing the letters – and how did they know about the skeletons in people’s closets? *** If you drive through Hecker Pass in California, don’t be surprised if you see a bloody girl in a frilly white dress waiting for you. *** In a wooded area just south of San Antonio, lies a nondescript railroad crossing. Legend has it several children died on the tracks – but did that really happen? *** Poveglia Island – some considered it a place of hell hundreds of years ago. And some still do today. *** And the history, hauntings (and hoax) of the original “most haunted house in America”.YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open00:04:26.877 = The “Voodoo Murders” of Clementine Barnabet00:19:30.334 = Thumbing For a Hitch00:21:28.569 = The Sinister Mystery of the Circleville Letter Writer00:26:59.184 = The Angry Ghost of Hecker Pass00:30:09.131 = Ghost Children Haunt Texas Railroad Crossing00:32:51.590 = Mystery of the Bloody Island Poveglia00:37:03.867 = The House on Ridge Avenue (Congolier Mansion)SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“The VooDoo Murders of Clementine Barnabet” by Troy Taylor: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3hqkn5pp“Thumbing For a Hitch” by GhosterCK for YourGhostStories.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/45bgp999“The Sinister Mystery of the Circleville Letter Writer” by Stephanie Almazan for The Line Up:https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/45qhanr3“The Angry Ghost of Hecker Pass” from BackpackerVerse: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/t80g1pg8“Ghost Children Haunt Texas Railroad Crossing” from GhostsNGhouls.com (link no longer available)“Mystery Of The Bloody Island Poveglia – A Place Of Hell” from MessageToEagle.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/eikwk53m“The House on Ridge Avenue” by Troy Taylor for AmericanHauntingsInk.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/vmrsatukWeird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: August, 2019CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/church-of-sacrifice-voodoo-murders/
IN THIS EPISODE: It's the curious details of a murder case that transfix true crime obsessives. Some have elements that are particularly violent, bloody, gruesome, and unsettling. Worse, some slayings remain unsolved, meaning that the perpetrator continued to walk among us after the deed was finished. From the famous Black Dahlia murder and America's Jack the Ripper to a body found in a tree and a weird note left before one German man’s disappearance, in this episode I’ll share several mysterious, unsolved deaths that will chill you to the bone. But first, we’ll begin with a few hauntings related to the gridiron… American Football Phantoms!SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“Chilling Unsolved Murders” from The Line Up: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/foyleo4o“Football Hauntings” by Giancarlo Ferrari-King for Bleacher Report https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2o64vefa, YourGhostStories.com (link no longer available), and Sports Planning Guide: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/1ivxxh5lWeird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: August, 2018CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/football-phantoms-and-unsolved-murders/
IN THIS EPISODE: In 2016,  there was something of a folk panic in Yorkshire, northern England, following reported sightings of an eight-foot werewolf with a very human face. It’s known as the Beast of Barmston Drain – but most people call him “Old Stinker”. (Old Stinker) *** A man in Louisiana has a magnetic personality. Not for the ladies… but for the paranormal. (Paranormal Magnet Man) *** A truck-driver was not prepared for what he experienced one summer night at a tiny truck stop in the middle of nowhere... hardly the place where one would expect a ghost… if that's what it even was. (Phantom of the Truck Stop) *** No animal had ever made such sounds. Neither the lions of East Africa nor the angry bulls. At times, it sounded like a veritable herd of wild beasts orchestrated by Satan had formed a hellish choir. And that was only a small part of the demonic possession of a girl named Clara. (Demonic Possession In South Africa) *** Want to live on the cheap in Tokyo, Japan? It’s easy to do – if you don’t mind living with a ghost or two. (Tokyo Ghosts) *** Cryptozoologists are abuzz about recent sightings of a creature seen in the lakes of Connemara in Ireland. The creature is rumored to be up to 30 feet long, with a mane of hair running along its back. Is it a yet undiscovered species of fish? A giant eel? A cousin to the Loch Ness monster in Scotland – or even perhaps a living dinosaur? No one has yet been able to answer the question – but recently monster hunters from around the globe came together in Ireland to try and find answers. (The Giant Eels of Connemara) *** For decades, mountain hikers have been reporting strange things happening on Mount Everest while scaling to the top. Weird events and encounters that could only be described as supernatural. (The Paranormal of Mount Everest) *** High school teacher Pamela Smart fell in love. Unfortunately, she fell in love with a 15-year-old student… and that is only the beginning of this horrible story. (High School Homicide) *** Weirdo family member, Josh Marinkovic, tells an eerie true experience that would shake anyone to the core. (Oh, He’s Not Home) *** Weirdo family member Cass tells her story of a disturbing dream, a sick friend, and the temptation to sell her soul in order to save her. (El Diablo)YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Stories Preview and Show Open00:04:57.765 = CBS Radio Mystery Theater, “The Last Escape” (October 17, 1974)00:51:16.678 = Weird Darkness, “Old Stinker (The Beast of Barnstom Drain)”01:01:48.947 = Macabre, “Weekend” (November 20, 1961)01:31:52.407 = Weird Darkness, “Paranormal Magnet Man”01:38:14.699 = CBS Radio Workshop, “The Case of the White Kitten” (July 13, 1956)02:08:14.850 = Weird Darkness, “Phantom of the Truck Stop”02:20:51.477 = Chamber of Horrors, “The Waxwork” (Air Date Unknown)02:48:00.496 = Weird Darkness, “Demonic Possession in South Africa”02:56:33.393 = Ellery Queen, “The Message In Red” (November 07, 1945)03:27:32.818 = Weird Darkness, “The Paranormal of Mount Everest”03:35:31.077 = Sleep No More, “I Am Waiting at Browdean Farm” (January 23, 1957)04:07:16.177 = Weird Darkness, “The Giant Eel Controversy, Part 1”04:16:05.014 = Mystery In The Air, “The Great Barastro” (August 07, 1947)04:47:22.851 = Weird Darkness, “The Giant Eel Controversy, Part 2”04:57:59.476 = Molle Mystery Theater, “Criminal At Large” (April 11, 1944)05:28:38.231 = Weird Darkness, “Tokyo Ghosts”05:38:08.615 = Murder At Midnight, “Red Wheels” (September 13, 1946)06:04:45.374 = Weird Darkness, “High School Homicide”06:12:28.515 = Weird Darkness, “Oh, He’s Not Home”SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“Old Stinker” by Maggie Clendenin: http://bit.ly/2Fx5AFT“Paranormal Magnet Man” by Ben Lundin: http://bit.ly/2xaaofC“Phantom of the Truck Stop” by Stephen Wagner: http://bit.ly/2xd3whv“Demonic Possession In South Africa” by Brent Swancer: http://bit.ly/2XC9x66“Monster Hunters Invading Ireland” by Allbhe Daly: http://bit.ly/2ZOPmQ5“The Giant Eel Controversy” by Nick Redfern: http://bit.ly/2NaROyN“Tokyo Ghosts” by Brent Swancer: http://bit.ly/2Rx8mPS“The Paranormal of Mount Everest” by Max Booth III: http://bit.ly/2X3npab“High School Homicide” by Grace Srinivaisiah: http://bit.ly/2IEwhdo“Oh, He’s Not Home” by Weirdo family member Josh Marinkovic: http://bit.ly/2x8we36“El Diablo” by Weirdo family member Cass, submitted directly to WeirdDarkness.comWeird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library= = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: June 22, 2024RETRO RADIO LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/beast-of-barnstom-drain/
Tell your friends about Micro Terrors – and find more family-friendly frights and creepy games to play on our website - http://MicroTerrors.com! And be sure to subscribe to the podcast at https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/microterrors!Visit our website: https://MicroTerrors.comFacebook page: https://www.facebook.com/microterrorsOther stories, novels, and more from author Scott Donnelly: https://amzn.to/3LymHaUOther narrations, podcasts, and audiobooks from voice artist Darren Marlar: https://WeirdDarkness.com= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Weird Darkness®, 2023. Weird Darkness©, 2024“Micro Terrors: Scary Stories for Kids”™ 2024
IN THIS EPISODE: The Lingering Ghost of “Ma” Barker haunts the shores of Lake Weir in Florida. *** Sex with ghosts… is it erotic or horrific? *** An axe-wielding maniac stalked the streets of the Big Easy, and the only way to avoid slaughter was to play jazz. YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview00:01:29.615 = Show Open00:03:02.464 = The Axman of New Orleans00:11:12.622 = Ghost Sex: Erotic or HorrificSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“Ghost Sex: Erotic or Horrific” written by G. Michael Vasey: http://amzn.to/2FQGHTV“The Lingering Ghost of ‘Ma Barker”: https://tinyurl.com/y5pdb6rd“The Axman of New Orleans”: https://tinyurl.com/y46okmowWeird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: January 24, 2021
Full Episode Notes: https://weirddarkness.com/pernicious-poltergeists-and-murderous-manifestations/IN THIS EPISODE: “Homicidal Poltergeists” *** “The Ghost of a Serial Killer Lurks Within This Abandoned Farmhouse” *** “The Argentina Entity” *** “Ghostly Voice Causes Hiker To Get Lost” *** “The Strange Mystery of the Eddy Brothers” *** “It Was My Duty To Kill Him” *** “Red McLaughlin’s Last Swim” *** “The Vanishing of the Springfield Three” *** “The Clay Pigeon of the Underworld” *** “The Unlucky Widow of Gangland Chicago” *** “Caught Between Heaven and Hell” YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open00:04:46.082 = CBS Radio Mystery Theater, “Picture On A Wall” (October 15, 1974)00:51:30.587 = Weird Darkness, “Homicidal Poltergeists Part 1”00:57:11.081 = The Haunting Hour, “Ptolemy’s Grave” (1945)01:25:20.151 = Weird Darkness, “Homicidal Poltergeists Part 2”01:35:10.815 = The Hermit’s Cave, “Reflected Image” (Air Date Unknown)02:01:55.533 = Weird Darkness, “Homicidal Poltergeists, Part 3”02:04:26.447 = Weird Darkness, “The Ghost of a Serial Killer Lurks Within This Abandoned Farmhouse”02:13:07.974 = Mystery Is My Hobby, “Buried Treasure Map” (Air Date Unknown)02:37:49.128 = Weird Darkness, “The Argentina Entity”02:42:10.767 = Weird Darkness, “Ghostly Voice Causes Hiker to Get Lost”02:46:56.707 = House of Mystery, “Monster In The Lake” (May 08, 1945)03:02:19.869 = Weird Darkness, “The Strange Mystery of the Eddy Brothers, Part 1”03:13:11.852 = I Love a Mystery, “Secret Passage To Death, Part 1”03:28:40.344 = I Love a Mystery, “Secret Passage To Death, Part 2”03:42:13.619 = I Love a Mystery, “Secret Passage To Death, Part 3” (poor audio quality)04:11:19.224 = Weird Darkness, “The Strange Mystery of the Eddy Brothers, Part 2”04:26:10.536 = Incredible But True, “Mr. Watt’s Awakening”04:29:54.189 = Inner Sanctum, “Dead Freight” (May 18, 1941)04:52:31.116 = Weird Darkness, “The Strange Mystery of the Eddy Brothers, Part 3”04:58:19.354 = The Key, “Bank Robbery” (Air Date Unknown)05:24:23.206 = Weird Darkness, “It Was My Duty To Kill Him”05:31:19.521 = Weird Darkness, “The Clay Pigeon of the Underworld”05:47:08.123 = Lights Out, “The Story of Mr. Maggs” (December 01, 1942)06:15:54.122 = Weird Darkness, “The Vanishing of the Springfield Three”06:23:36.483 = Weird Darkness, “Red McLaughlin’s Last Swim”06:30:31.909 = Lux Radio Theater, “Sorry, Wrong Number” (January 09, 1950)07:30:20.235 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“Homicidal Poltergeists” by Sean Casteel: http://bit.ly/2R8tgEV“The Ghost of a Serial Killer Lurks Within This Abandoned Farmhouse” from Backpackerverse: http://bit.ly/2F2XaFW“The Argentina Entity” posted at Inexplicata: http://www.inexplicata.blogspot.com/“Ghostly Voice Causes Hiker To Get Lost” by Steve Almasy: https://cnn.it/2WAxw1j“The Strange Mystery of the Eddy Brothers” from the book “Hauntings of America” by Troy Taylor: https://amzn.to/2F5zroC“It Was My Duty To Kill Him” by Troy Taylor: http://bit.ly/2R6KMtd“Red McLaughlin’s Last Swim” by Troy Taylor: http://bit.ly/31nQuM5“The Vanishing of the Springfield Three” by Troy Taylor: http://bit.ly/2Ka31gS“The Clay Pigeon of the Underworld” by Troy Taylor: http://bit.ly/2KHJzHt“The Unlucky Widow of Gangland Chicago”: http://bit.ly/2KGOSae“Caught Between Heaven and Hell” by Sean Casteel: http://bit.ly/2XdbuGhWeird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: June 21, 2024RETRO RADIO LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/pernicious-poltergeists-and-murderous-manifestations/
IN THIS EPISODE: Like an episode of the Twilight Zone, a Qantas flight had to make an emergency landing when a hole appeared seemingly out of nowhere, puncturing in the fuselage and causing the cabin to suddenly lose pressure. Could it truly be possible that gremlins are to blame? (Gremlins On The Attack) *** We’ll also hear from a former member of the Royal Air Force with his own thoughts and research about gremlins. (The Gremlin Question) *** They worked in great secrecy. Their goal was to create a society without a King and Church. They were the Illuminati… but do they still exist? (Secret Society of the Illuminati) *** Is a modern-day wolf-man prowling the woods of central England? (Something Sinister at a Cemetery) *** On December 13, 1932, Edna Murray made her escape from the Women’s state penitentiary at Jefferson City, Missouri. The “Kissing Bandit” had escaped again… for the third time. (Escape of the Kissing Bandit) *** A college student reads about how his college is haunted – which might explain the strange goings-on in his dorm room. (Invisible Stalker) *** Greensboro student Maddie thought her apartment might be haunted when clothes vanished and noises came out of nowhere. The truth was even more terrifying. (Closet Criminal) *** Is it possible that OJ Simpson’s son Jason was the true killer of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown? (O.J. Simpson: A Killer In The Family) *** What compelled young priests in training to commit suicide in Room 2 of Ireland’s national seminary? (The Ghost Room of Maynooth) *** An Oxford University professor claims aliens are already breeding with humans on earth – could he be right? (Are Aliens Breeding With Humans?) *** After murdering his wife and attempting to kill his children, then unsuccessfully trying to kill himself, Henry Rathbone claimed it was all due to a curse he believed he brought onto himself – which began at the death of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. (The Assassination Curse) *** Is it possible that the Early Middle Ages, years 614-911 A.D. never existed? That’s the claim of an extremely controversial theory. (The Phantom Time Hypothesis) *** A man is convinced his Swedish grandmother continues to look in on him, even years after her death. (The Seventh Daughter of the Seventh Daughter)YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open00:03:53.314 = The Strange Dr. Weird, “House Where Death Lives” (November 07, 1944)00:17:49.961 = Weird Darkness, “Gremlins On The Attack”00:26:50.010 = Dreadful John at Midnight, “Ghost Hunt” (Air Date Unknown)00:43:21.036 = Weird Darkness, “The Gremlin Question, Part 1”00:50:37.839 = Drop Dead (Air Date Unknown)01:28:17.713 = Weird Darkness, “The Gremlin Question, Part 2”01:32:51.309 = Weird Darkness, “Secret Society of the Illuminati”01:40:38.748 = Eleventh Hour, “Truckload of Nitro” (Air Date Unknown)02:09:13.207 = Weird Darkness, “Something Sinister at a Cemetery”02:16:38.580 = Escape, “The Man Who Would Be King” (July 07, 1947)02:47:07.882 = Weird Darkness, “Escape of the Kissing Bandit”02:54:11.257 = Murder By Experts, “It’s Luck That Counts” (August 29, 1949)03:24:29.840 = Weird Darkness, “Invisible Stalker”03:29:00.676 = Weird Darkness, “Closet Criminal”03:33:57.920 = Exploring Tomorrow, “Desert Object” (December 25, 1957)03:54:00.870 = Weird Darkness, “O.J. Simpson: A Killer In The Family”04:06:39.123 = Five After The Hour, “Man Around The House” (June 13, 1945)04:32:11.605 = Weird Darkness, “The Ghost Room of Maynooth”04:40:13.039 = Hall of Fantasy, “Markheim” (April 24, 1947)05:07:35.976 = Weird Darkness, “The Assassination Curse”05:12:22.611 = Weird Darkness, “The Phantom Time Hypothesis”05:17:10.630 = Weird Darkness, “The Seventh Daughter of the Seventh Daughter”05:21:02.116 = Haunted, Tales of the Supernatural, “What Was It?” (June 28, 1980)05:48:35.413 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…Author of the gremlin poem used at the beginning of this episode is unknown, provided by the Royal Air Force Squadron 100: http://bit.ly/2LmlEiV“The Gremlin Question” by Hubert Griffith: http://bit.ly/2LmlEiV“Gremlins On The Attack” by Pastor Swope: http://bit.ly/2LnGs9G“Secret Society of the Illuminati” by Ellen Lloyd: http://bit.ly/2LlbIpY“Something Sinister at a Cemetery” by Nick Redfern: http://bit.ly/2PS3Rif“Escape of the Kissing Bandit” by Troy Taylor: http://bit.ly/2LkGPSk“Invisible Stalker” by Gian Naoco: http://bit.ly/2Lg8Avo“Closet Criminal” by Marco Margaritoff: http://bit.ly/2LkIabO“O.J. Simpson: A Killer In The Family” from The Unredacted: http://bit.ly/2VBQdVO“The Ghost Room of Maynooth” by Charlie Hintz: http://bit.ly/2JlTYIg“Are Aliens Breeding With Humans?” by Jon Rogers: http://bit.ly/2VQbJX0“The Assassination Curse” by Troy Taylor: http://bit.ly/2VOzUVJ“The Phantom Time Hypothesis” by Ellen Lloyd: http://bit.ly/2DSqfDb“The Seventh Daughter of the Seventh Daughter” by Roy from Your Ghost Stories: http://bit.ly/2H1s0PiWeird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: June 20, 2024RETRO RADIO LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/ghastly-and-grim-gremlins/
IN THIS EPISODE: It’s a creepypasta I narrated years ago that has become a fan favorite. It’s a story from David Pointer entitled simply, “The 12 Rules”.SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“The 12 Rules” by David Pointer: http://bit.ly/2YihdaTWeird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: December, 2018CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/the-twelve-rules/
IN THIS EPISODE: Nuns that meow like cats, people who can’t stop laughing maniacally, an entire high school begins twitching… even the Salem witch trials. Just a few of the 8 cases of mass hysteria I’ll be sharing with you. *** January 7, 1950, events began in what became one of the strangest disappearances of the middle twentieth century – the vanishing of a West Point cadet. *** Visitors to Calke Abbey have reported a strange atmosphere of sadness and foreboding and many have reported being scared by the sounds of a tin whistle. *** We’ve all heard of the Bermuda Triangle – but there are strange, anomalies worldwide – and one in Russia is known as the “M Triangle”. *** As far back as the 19th century, a hairy monster has been frightening guests of an Irish castle. *** When living in a home built in the 1800s, it might be expected to have something paranormal living with you.SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“The Whistling Ghost of Calke Abbey”: https://tinyurl.com/y53zgov3“The M-Triangle”: https://tinyurl.com/y582ymo6“Arkaim Anomalous Zone”: https://tinyurl.com/y465d3u7“Hairy Monster Frightening The Guests Of The Irish Castle”: https://tinyurl.com/y5gbnbx2“The Haunted Farmhouse”: https://tinyurl.com/yyncsbyo“8 Strange Cases of Mass Hysteria”: https://tinyurl.com/y6ja9ezo“The Vanished Cadet”: https://tinyurl.com/y4h8et3pWeird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library.= = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: December 01, 2018CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/whistling-ghost-of-calke-abbey/
IN THIS EPISODE: A story originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine in January, 1956.Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: June 19, 2024CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/the-snare/
IN THIS EPISODE: The investigation on August 22, 1974, in Culver City California was to be like any other one Dr. Barry Taff had done. Believing that this would be an open and shut case they showed up at Doris Bither’s house. Not expecting much. Little did they know this would be one of the biggest cases in the annals of paranormal history. (“The Entity Haunting: The True Story of Doris Bither”) *** One of the most mysterious disappearances of the American twentieth century took place when a man named Bruce Nelson Campbell stumbled out of his Jacksonville motel room one night, dressed only in a pair of green pajamas, and was never seen again. (“The Man In The Green Pajamas”) *** A woman moves into a flat by herself and immediately begins to feel an uncomfortable presence around her. (“Tiny Apartment, Big Presence”) *** On a cold January morning, John Hoskins slaughtered three members of his family. (“A Day That Began with Death: The Hoskins Family Murders of 1919”)YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview00:01:40.192 = Show Open00:03:32.847 = A Day That Began With Death: The Hoskins Family Murders of 191900:10:33.759 = The Man In The Green Pajamas00:18:38.500 = Tiny Apartment, Big Presence00:24:22.295 = The Entity Haunting: The True Story of Doris Bither00:38:41.032 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“The Man In The Green Pajamas” written by Troy Taylor & Lisa Taylor Horton: https://tinyurl.com/y4a68c3p“Tiny Apartment, Big Presence” written by KatsWhiskers: https://tinyurl.com/yxmb9d67“A Day That Began with Death: The Hoskins Family Murders of 1919”, written by John Brassard Jr.: https://tinyurl.com/weq3ytl“The Entity Haunting: The True Story of Doris Bither” written by Xavier Ortega: https://tinyurl.com/y8fv25wWeird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library.= = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: February 10, 2019CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/true-story-of-the-entity/
IN THIS EPISODE: Haunted by a shadowy spirit creature which they say lives inside their home, a Gasparillo family is now seeing spiritual help to remove their unwanted guest. (Spirt Creature Tortures Family) *** Coyotes are of the dog family and are formidable and deadly hunters. But could they also have the ability to shape-shift? (Coyotes and the Chupacabra) *** 
People have been chasing Bigfoot for more than sixty years. Yet still, we have no definitive, physical proof of its existence. Could the explanation be that Bigfoot is visiting us from another dimension? (Interdimensional Sasquatch) *** An English town is terrorized by a beast that appears to have a rooster’s head and body, the wings of a bat, and a snake’s tail. We’ll look at the legend of the cockatrice. (The Terrorizing Cockatrice) *** Shortly after the terrorist attack on New York on September 11th, 2001 – another terrorist attack began. This time it was targeting public figures. The weapon of choice was anthrax, and the method of delivery was the U.S. Post Office. (Who Sent the Anthrax Letters?) *** A legal battle takes place over the rights of ownership of mummified cats! (Meowing Mummies) *** A very strange case involving time travel and power to change timelines was reported in 1977s. The case caused a sensation world-wide. Had Sid Hurwich the creator of the time-altering machine really found a way to alter historical events? (The Machine That Could Freeze Time) *** An incestuous love triangle between a young woman, her uncle, and a restaurant chef ends up in murder! (Caused By Jealously) *** In 1888, London was terrorized by the serial murderer of women who called himself Jack the Ripper. Four years later another Jack came into existence. This one murdering men – and this time in New York City. (Jack the Slasher) YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open00:04:59.722 = Chet Chetter’s Tales From The Morgue, “Elmer Vs The Mutant Rats” (Air Date Unknown)00:31:23.365 = Weird Darkness, “Interdimensional Sasquatch, Part 1”00:38:13.862 = Cloak And Dagger, “Trojan Horse” (May 28, 1950)01:09:14.912 = Weird Darkness, “Interdimensional Sasquatch, Part 2”01:18:36.378 = The Creaking Door, “Haunted Hangman” (Air Date Unknown)01:48:14.357 = Weird Darkness, “Interdimensional Sasquatch, Part 3”01:55:43.010 = Weird Darkness, “Spirit Creature Tortures Family”02:01:30.279 = Creeps By Night, “Six Who Did Not Die” (July 11, 1944)02:31:23.537 = Weird Darkness, “Coyotes and Chupacabra”02:38:31.938 = Crime Classics, “John Hayes, His Head, And How They Parted” (October 28, 1953)03:06:46.686 = Weird Darkness, “Jack The Slasher”03:12:42.811 = Dark Fantasy, “The Thing From The Sea” (November 28, 1941)03:37:19.652 = Weird Darkness, “Caused By Jealousy”03:39:55.227 = Weird Darkness, “Who Sent The Anthrax Letters?”03:47:12.108 = The Devil And Mr. O, “Revolt of Worms” (October 01, 1971)04:17:41.383 = Weird Darkness, “The Terrorizing Cockatrice”04:21:05.297 = Weird Darkness, “The Machine That Could Freeze Time”04:26:31.752 = Weird Darkness, “Meowing Mummies”04:29:48.127 = Dimension X, “No Contact” (April 29, 1950)04:54:09.075 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“Spirit Creature Tortures Family” by Radhica De Silva for The Guardian: http://bit.ly/2GdZWI4“Coyotes and the Chupacabra” by Nick Redfern for Mysterious Universe: http://bit.ly/2Gd7sTE“Interdimensional Sasquatch” by Brent Swancer for Mysterious Universe: http://bit.ly/2vepwrz“The Terrorizing Cockatrice” by Jocelyn LeBlanc for Mysterious Universe: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4acnbzuj“Who Sent the Anthrax Letters?” by Shelly Barclay for Historic Mysteries: http://bit.ly/2v4Lih9“Jack the Slasher” by Robert Wilhelm for Murder by Gaslight: http://bit.ly/2UgGX4x“The Machine That Could Freeze Time” by Cynthia MacKanzie for Message to Eagle: http://bit.ly/2PcnMYS“Meowing Mummies” from Strange Company: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4hfsvh47“Caused by Jealously” by Robert Wilhelm for Murder By Gaslight: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2hvy2ub8Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: June 19, 2024RETRO RADIO LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/wdrr20240619
THE TRUE CASE THIS STORY IS BASED ON: In the early morning hours of March 13, 1964, 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was murdered in New York City, a crime that would become infamous due to the claim that 38 witnesses did nothing to help her. This event sparked the development of the "bystander effect" theory, which suggests that individuals in a crowd are less likely to assist in an emergency due to a diffusion of responsibility. However, the narrative of Genovese's death is far more complex than initially reported. Kitty, a bar manager and bookie, was attacked by Winston Moseley near her home. Although some neighbors did call for help, and one, Sophia Farrar, even rushed to her aid, the story was sensationalized by the media. The New York Times, in particular, exaggerated the number of witnesses, leading to widespread misconceptions about the event. Despite the inaccuracies, Genovese's tragic death led to significant societal changes, including the establishment of the 911 emergency call system and deeper exploration into human psychology regarding emergency intervention. This is the true story of Kitty Genovese’s death and the unraveling of the myth surrounding the 38 witnesses.SOURCES…Kaleena Fraga at AllThatsInteresting.com: https://allthatsinteresting.com/kitty-genoveseMusic provided by Alibi Music Library. = = = = =(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.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: June 18, 2024CUSTOM WEBPAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/kitty-genoveses-38-witnesses/
IN THIS EPISODE: The Mary Celeste was discovered abandoned near the Azores Islands on December 5, 1872 — and to this day, experts are unsure about what happened to its crew. (The Mystery of the Mary Celeste)*** On April 29, 2022, a female corrections officer snuck a convicted felon out of Lauderdale County Jail, kicking off an 11-day manhunt that would end in the prisoner’s re-arrest and the death of the woman he loved and who broke him out. (A Match Made In Prison) *** The Ark of the Covenant, a sacred chest believed to hold the original Ten Commandments. In the 1980s, Ron Wyatt claimed to have found this legendary relic beneath Jerusalem. Did he truly find it? We’ll some of the theories that captivate believers and skeptics alike. (Did This Adventurer Locate The Ark of the Covenant?) *** A young girl's fishing trip turns into a tragic mystery when she vanishes without a trace. As the community searches for answers, a shocking confession leads to a murder trial that left many questioning the truth. (Disappearance at Duck River) *** The Beast of Gévaudan, a mysterious creature that terrorized a small French province in the 1760s with gruesome attacks. Believed by many to be an actual werewolf, it resulted in a frantic hunt for the monster – and even now, over two centuries later, the story still captivates us. But is there any truth to the tale? (The Beast of Gévaudan – Fact or Fiction) *** Frederick Fisher, an English shopkeeper, vanished in 1826 – only to reappear as a ghost to help solve the mystery of his disappearance and death. (The Ghost That Solved Its Own Murder) *** The puzzling case of Sherri Papini’s 2016 kidnapping shocked northern California and led to years of speculation. After her sudden return and subsequent arrest in 2022 for faking the incident, many questions remain unanswered. (The Mysterious Vanishing And Reappearing Of Sherri Papini)YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open00:04:51.744 = The Mystery of the Mary Celeste00:14:57.002 = The Mysterious Vanishing And Reappearing of Sherri Papini00:24:15.897 = The Ghost That Solved Its Own Murder00:31:44.757 = A Match Made In Prison00:39:57.420 = Did This Adventurer Locate The Ark of the Covenant?00:47:38.815 = Disappearance at Duck River00:55:31.442 = The Beast of Gévaudan – Fact or Fiction01:05:03.076 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“The Mystery of the Mary Celeste” source: Austin Harvey, All That’s Interesting:https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/44ax8rzt“The Mysterious Vanishing And Reappearing Of Sherri Papini” source: Jacob Shelton, Graveyard Shift:https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/ycku4txj“The Ghost That Solved Its Own Murder” source: Kaushik Patowary, Amusing Planet: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p842mvn“A Match Made In Prison” source: Hannah Reilly Holtz, All That’s Interesting: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2py46xzu“Did This Adventurer Locate The Ark of the Covenant?” source: Kerry Sullivan, Ancient Origins:https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/yckj9xrf“The Beast of Gévaudan – Fact or Fiction” source: Jake Carter, Anomalien: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4f7uhhjk“Disappearance at Duck River” source: Robert Waters, KidnappingMurderAndMayhem.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/57xwj9n7Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.= = = = =Originally aired: June 18, 2024
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