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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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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
IN THIS EPISODE: A Major in the U.S. Air Force says they captured and held an extraterrestrial creature at New Jersey’s McGuire Air Force Base. 
(Alien Captured By Air Force) *** Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he was pulled from a flaming car by a paranormal entity. Did a ghostly specter save this NASCAR driver’s life? (The Race Car Angel) *** William Dunham was ill-tempered, ready to fight at all times – especially when drunk. He owned two less-than-reputable establishments. So it shouldn’t be a surprise people would want him dead. But when one has so many enemies, it’s not easy for police to find out who the person was that murdered you. (The Dunham Murder) *** I’ll share an account of something very disturbing seen in Michigan – a strange creature… a grayish-colored entity more man than beast, but more paranormal than normal. (Michigan Humanoid) *** Visiting haunted houses, cursed lands, driving on ghostly roads… they all can be scary. Stepping into a hospital at night is incredibly spooky. But image what kind of stories you’d have to tell if you were a night-shift employee at a cemetery. (Creepy Stories of Cemetery Workers) *** 
In all of their different incarnations, the Men in Black usually have one main purpose: to muzzle witnesses of strange, paranormal phenomena. That’s exactly what happened to one UFO hunter while researching what is now known as the Rendlesham Forest incident. (MIB Threaten UFO Hunter)YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open00:05:01.899 = MIB Threaten UFO Hunter00:10:18.583 = Alien Captured By Air Force00:18:29.602 = The Dunham Murder00:25:58.231 = The Race Car Angel00:29:28.550 = Michigan Humanoid00:38:30.639 = Creepy Stories of Cemetery Workers00:58:25.852 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…BOOK: John Guerra’s book “Strange Craft”: https://amzn.to/2QVW0ROMEMO: Lieutenant Halt memo about the UFO incident: https://tinyurl.com/yj63gmzp“The MIB Mythology” by Justin Sablich for History.com: https://tinyurl.com/y87o5ux9“Alien Captured By Air Force” by Cynthia McKanzie for Message to Eagle: https://tinyurl.com/ygu8nrod“The Dunham Murder” by Robert Wilhelm for Murder By Gaslight: https://tinyurl.com/yxju4wxk“The Race Car Angel” by Brett Tingley for Mysterious Universe: https://tinyurl.com/yg9cpztw“MIB Threaten UFO Hunter” by Laura Rowton for Paranormal Scholar: https://tinyurl.com/yhrefxoc“Michigan Humanoid” by SG, posted at Phantoms and Monsters: https://tinyurl.com/yj8gdrj7“Creepy Stories of Cemetery Workers” by Bailey Brown for Graveyard Shift: https://tinyurl.com/y37zbv6pWeird 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, 2020CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/mib-mythology-or-reality/
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Watch the VIDEO or read the article: https://weirddarkness.com/strange-history-of-shrunken-heads/Have you ever heard of shrunken heads? You might think they're just stories from explorers about far-off tribes, plot devices from "Gilligan's Island", or a scene from the horror comedy film "Beetlejuice" - but they're actually quite real. They might be small, but the practice of making shrunken heads has a big history...
IN THIS EPISODE: Listen for BLOOPERS at the end! *** A woman in Scotland has never heard silence. Not because of the noise around her – but because of the noise in her! (Never a Moment of Silence) *** We’ve all had a song stuck in our heads – but one woman has had the same song playing on a loop in her brain for the past four years, non-stop. (The Ear Worm) *** From too much noise – to none at all. We’ll meet Ezekiel Eads, a man who had no ears and learned to hear the outside world through his mouth! (The Man With No Ears) *** Syphilis is a nasty disease, especially when it eats your nose. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a social life, as many noseless have learned from personal experience. (The No Noses Club) *** Is it possible that it’s better to have no nose at all than to have an extremely long one? We’ll look at a real-life Pinocchio named Thomas Wedders with a giant proboscis! (A Short Story About a Long Nose) *** Imagine living through life with two and a half faces. No, not like a politician – that’s simply two-faced. I mean living with two noses and three eyes. You’re either an extraterrestrial, or you are William Durks. (Two-And-A-Half Faces) *** What exactly is so alluring about those who cherish virginity? Is it about virtue or is it about something else? (Virginity Tests and Cures)SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…BOOK: “American Sideshow: An Encyclopedia of History's Most Wondrous and Curiously Strange Performers” by Marc Harzman: https://amzn.to/3QGMCC5BOOK: “The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine” by Lindsey Fitzharris: https://amzn.to/441Devz“Never a Moment of Silence” by Marco Margaritoff for All That’s Interesting: https://tinyurl.com/y4khaqea“The Ear Worm” by Facts Verse: http://www.factsverse.com“The Man With No Ears” by Marc Hartzman for Weird Historian: https://tinyurl.com/ssoc693“The No Noses Club” by Marc Hartzman for Weird Historian: https://tinyurl.com/u24bd5d“A Short Story About a Long Nose” by Marc Hartzman for Weird Historian: https://tinyurl.com/wkqnc3q“Two and a Half Faces” by Marc Hartzman for Weird Historian: https://tinyurl.com/sflhcqn,https://tinyurl.com/umb3fo5“Virginity Tests and Cures” by B.B. Wagner for Ancient Origins: https://tinyurl.com/y6rwcy6hWeird 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, 2020CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/man-with-two-and-a-half-faces/
IN THIS EPISODE: We’ll look at a brief history of the classic Lon Chaney film, “The Phantom of the Opera” - and how the film itself has a haunting attached to it! (The Real Horror Behind The Phantom Of The Opera) *** Weirdo family member, Katie Jo, tells us that as a child she saw something similar to glitter – but in a very supernatural form! (Sparkles) *** An old man opens up to something that happened to him over six decades ago that he has never told anyone before – something that he says ruined his life. (Something Happened 63 Years Ago) *** A woman in bed is startled awake in the middle of the night when she feels someone pull her arm out from under her head – but she’s the only one in her apartment. (Someone Or Something Moved My Hand) *** Mirrors, mirrors, mirrors everywhere. The more mirrors Lucida had the more she could admire herself.  She even is said to have made a deal with the devil in order to maintain her youthful beauty. (The Creepy Story of Lucida Mansi) *** Village life in Lemont, Illinois was as peaceful as it could be, and the Willmans farm was one of the collection of typical sleepy homesteads in the region. Until the day the demon came. (The Demon of Lemont) *** Chillingly, statistics suggest that a child is more likely to be killed by a parent than by a stranger and in most cases, the killer takes his own life after the act. We’ll look into the disturbing psychology of family annihilators. (The Psychology of Familicide)YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview00:03:45.100 = Show Open00:06:55.615 = The Phantom Of The Opera is Here00:15:36.351 = Sparkles00:17:35.871 = Someone Or Something Moved My Hand00:20:28.876 = Something Happened 63 Years Ago00:40:25.980 = The Demon of Lemont00:51:57.811 = The Creepy Story of Lucida Mansi00:57:01.118 = The Psychology of Familicide, Part 101:15:12.371 = The Psychology of Familicide, Part 201:25:54.401 = The Psychology of Familicide, Part 301:38:18.836 = Show Close01:40:55.887 = BLOOPERSSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…BOOK: “Ghosts – True Encounters With The World Beyond” by Hans Holzer: https://amzn.to/3qtM47H“Something Happened 63 Years Ago” submitted anonymously to Thought Catalog: http://bit.ly/2DdEeDb“The Phantom Of The Opera Is Here” by Troy Taylor: http://bit.ly/2KG71nJ“Sparkles” by Weirdo family member, Katie Jo“Someone Or Something Moved My Hand” by Mirandra for Your Ghost Stories: http://bit.ly/37muJPH“The Creepy Story of Lucida Mansi” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: http://bit.ly/2DgFrcK“The Demon of Lemont” by Ursula Bielski for Chicago Hauntings: http://bit.ly/2rnR9zG“The Psychology of Familicide” by Fiona Guy for Crime Traveller: http://bit.ly/2rmEOM2“The List Family Massacre” from All That’s Interesting: http://bit.ly/34itO0IWeird 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: November, 2018CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/real-horror-behind-phantom-of-the-opera/
IN THIS EPISODE: Everyone knows about Dracula. Most everyone has seen at least one film starring the undead blood-sucker, or has read the novel by Bram Stoker. But only the real fans of Dracula know about the real people and true stories that inspired Bram Stoker to create the character. Tonight you’ll hear the entire audio drama of the Bram Stoker novel, “Dracula” plus I’ll be sharing lots of legends, lore, and history about vampires! Over 8-hours of blood-sucking fun!YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Episode Preview and Show Open00:04:23.662 = Dracula 01, “The Guest”00:28:40.602 = Dracula 02, “The Castle”00:57:53.799 = Weird Darkness Segment01:02:18.240 = Dracula 03, “The Lizard”01:25:12.215 = Dracula 04, “Escape”01:53:49.764 = Weird Darkness Segment02:02:51.085 = Dracula 05, “Whitby By Sea”02:27:37.917 = Dracula 06, “Van Helsing”02:52:45.242 = Weird Darkness Segment03:03:51.571 = Dracula 07, “Dracula’s Victory”03:31:20.212 = Dracula 08, “The Good And The Evil”03:57:33.869 = Weird Darkness Segment04:04:19.930 = Dracula 09, “Undead”04:31:00.283 = Weird Darkness Segment04:34:17.671 = Dracula 10, “The Tomb”05:02:48.111 = Dracula 11, “Van Helsing’s Plan”05:30:26.121 = Weird Darkness Segment05:42:12.009 = Dracula 12, “The Vampire’s Lair”06:10:28.974 = Weird Darkness Segment06:23:31.814 = Dracula 13, “Blood Of My Blood”06:52:04.513 = Weird Darkness Segment06:58:25.224 = Dracula 14, “Into Battle”07:24:45.327 = Dracula 15, “The Chase”07:51:08.119 = Weird Darkness Segment08:06:18.364 = Dracula 16, “The Final Encounter”08:30:40.315 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…BOOK: “Transylvania Superstitions” by Emily Gerard: https://amzn.to/3vsAqrsBOOK: “Carmilla” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: https://amzn.to/3cw291ISOURCES: History.com, Ranker.com, AtlasObscura.com, InternationalHero.co.uk, HowStuffWorks.com, Universtiy of Iowa’s Victorian Wiki, Google Books, HistoryIreland.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/mnrpdm36,https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/eeypjjz3, https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4et6ysvs, https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/5bcstakc,https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/53vbu5dr, https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/bhd6f7yv, https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/y36n7y9v,https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2nc96tjx, https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2848x4mkWeird 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 17RETRO RADIO LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/WDRRDracula
PLEASE SHARE THIS EPISODE in your social media so others who love strange and macabre stories can listen too! https://weirddarkness.com/listen==========HOUR ONE: It could be everyone’s ultimate fear. Not death… but being buried before death. Buried alive. It’s not just a trope of horror cinema and novels, it has truly happened on a few occasions – and we’ll hear stories from a few people who were buried alive, but survived to tell the tale. (I Was Buried Alive) *** But first… Reddit users share their own personal tales of how they became believers in ghosts and the paranormal. We’ll begin with those stories. (How I Came To Believe) ==========HOUR TWO: A Weirdo family member relays a terrifying story of what is described as “El Nahual” in Mexico – a shapeshifter, that her dad barely escaped from! (El Nahual In The Avocado Grove) *** 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. (Acid Bath Murderer) *** Only two percent of the population can hear it. A persistent, maddening sound that science has no explanation for, and the hearers have dubbed it, “The Hum”. (The Hum) *** The Tromp family fled their farm in 2016. There is still no explanation as to why, and one police officer calls it “the most bizarre case” he has ever seen. (The Tromp Family Fleeing) *** In Chatham County, North Carolina there is a 40-foot wide circle in the wilderness where absolutely nothing grows. Not only can scientists not explain it, but some believe Satan himself is responsible. (The Devil’s Tramping Ground)==========SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME: The circumstances of wrestling coach John du Pont’s bizarre crimes were portrayed in the critically acclaimed true crime drama film, Foxcatcher. Steve Carell was lauded for his performances as John du Pont, and the film was nominated for five Academy Awards. But how true is the film compared to the actual events? (The Real Story Behind The Movie Foxcatcher)==========SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM TONIGHT’S SHOW:“How I Came To Believe” by Mick Jacobs: http://bit.ly/2KXUZH9“I Was Buried Alive” by Lisa Waugh: http://bit.ly/2Zf2PEWThe Real Story Behind The Movie Foxcatcher” by MacKenzie Stuart: http://bit.ly/31rvNhv“El Nahual In The Avocado Grove” submitted anonymously to https://WeirdDarkness.com/submit“Acid Bath Murderer” by Steven Casale: http://bit.ly/2ZjRJxx“The Hum” by Garret Harkawik: http://bit.ly/2HiiVCP“The Devil’s Tramping Ground” by Zach Seemayer: http://bit.ly/2L0KbGP“The Fleeing of the Tromp Family” by Jacob Shelton: http://bit.ly/30kzFRc==========(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).
THE TRUE CASE THIS STORY IS BASED ON: On the night of October 26, 1858, West 30th Street, New York City, was rocked by a violent family tragedy. Elizabeth Carr, a servant for the Gouldy family, ran from their home screaming for help, alerting neighbors and police to a gruesome scene inside. They found the Gouldy family members severely injured from head wounds inflicted by Frank Gouldy, who had succumbed to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Frank Gouldy, the troubled 20-year-old son of wealthy retired lumber merchant Francis Gouldy, had a history of erratic behavior. After being reprimanded by his father for stealing money meant for a business venture, Frank attacked his family with a hatchet. His father, stepmother Jane, and younger brothers Nathaniel and Charlie were all critically injured. Elizabeth Carr and another servant, Joanna Murphy, were also attacked, with Carr bravely fighting off Frank before succumbing to her injuries weeks later. Despite the brutal assault, the Gouldy family, including a pregnant Jane who later gave birth to a healthy baby, survived their injuries. Frank's attack was spurred by longstanding familial tensions and his own troubled disposition, culminating in a night of horror that left a lasting impact on those involved.SOURCES…Robert Wilhelm at MurderByGaslight.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/yc67f59rMusic 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. 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 16, 2024CUSTOM WEBPAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/the-case-of-frank-gouldys-deadly-decent-shadowsofdeceit/
IN THIS EPISODE: Is there really such a thing as coincidence? One girl used to think so – but a strange paranormal experience has her now thinking there’s no such thing as happenstance. (More Than a Coincidence) *** Is it possible that the real reason for the USA-Iraq war had nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction, and everything to do with the appropriation of other-worldly alien technology? (Saddam Hussein’s Stargate) *** Weirdo family member Heather Circle brings us a terrifying story that starts, innocently enough, with her child’s missing plastic drinking cup. (A Little Pink Sippy Cup) *** Rebecca Schaeffer was destined to be a star. But before she had the chance to make it in Hollywood, she was murdered by an obsessed fan. (Hollywood’s Sweetheart Killed By a Stalker) *** With the internet’s recent obsession with Black Eyed Kids encounters and “Shadow People” visitations, you might not notice another phenomena that’s quickly becoming part of the paranormal pop-culture consciousness: The Hat Man. Reports of the strange “Hat Man”, a mysterious entity dressed in a long-brimmed hat, continue to pour in from all over the world. Who is the Hat Man? What does he want? Why have so many people around the world been visited by this strange entity? (The Hat Man And Shadow People) *** If you’ve ever seen the film “The Wicker Man”, you are familiar with the ending of the burning giant made of wood and the human sacrifice therein. But is it possible that this terrifying idea was not an invention of novelists and screenwriters – but was a very real practice at one time? Or even today? (The History Behind The Wicker Man) *** The life that serial killer Dennis Rader lived on the outside, hid his dark secret inside, which he was so desperate to reveal that he began dropping breadcrumbs to the media. (The Paper Trail of BTK) *** A graveyard is typically a quiet place, but Graceland Cemetery in Chicago seems to be a bit too quiet – which might have something to do with its resident ghosts. (The Deathly Silence of Graceland Cemetery) *** In 1888, London was terror-struck by the grotesque murders of Jack the Ripper, who was shortly about to claim his next-victim: 47-year-old prostitute Annie Chapman. Her dissection at the hands of the madman was nothing short of gruesome. (The Dissection of Annie Chapman) *** Annie Chapman likely got a good look at her killer. At the time, scientists thought they could user her corpse’s eyeballs to identify the attacker. Is something like that possible? Could the last visual image of someone’s life remain burned into the eye even after death? (The Last Thing a Corpse Sees)SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“The Hat Man And Shadow People” by Greg Newkirk (http://bit.ly/36DLMwg) and Dana Matthews (http://bit.ly/33oEfiJ) for Week In Weird.“More Than a Coincidence” is by Cherubim and was posted at YourGhostStories: http://bit.ly/2JXuCQC“Saddam Hussein’s Stargate” by Michael Moran for The Daily Star: http://bit.ly/2pNfVst“A Little Pink Sippy Cup” by Weirdo family member Heather Circle“Hollywood’s Sweetheart Killed By a Stalker” by Natalie DeGroot from All That’s Interesting: http://bit.ly/2NoBbh9“Dark Annie” from Awesome Stories: http://bit.ly/33H5hlC“The Dissection of Annie Chapman” by Hannah McKennet for All That’s Interesting: http://bit.ly/2p98hZb“The Last Thing a Corpse Sees” by Marissa Fessenden for the Smithsonian: (link no longer available)“The History Behind The Wicker Man” from Ancient Origins: http://bit.ly/2Kr38TR“The Paper Trail of BTK” by Rachel Chang for Biography: http://bit.ly/32zqpZL“The Deathly Silence of Graceland Cemetery” by Ursula Bielski for Chicago Hauntings: http://bit.ly/33G3CgqWeird 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/hat-man-and-shadow-people
IN THIS EPISODE: Conjoined twins might be identical genetically, but their personalities can be drastically different – with different interests, different opinions, different mental conditions… even different gender preferences when it comes to romance. The odd story of real-life conjoined twins, Masha and Dasha. (Empath And Psychopath Share The Same Body) *** Weirdo family member Alexis Bishop hears a creepy voice in the dark. (Cover Your Feet) *** As parents, you want to empower your children. You want to teach them independence, and a good way to start is letting them walk to school, without a parent or chaperone. But what happens when it all backfires, and your child never makes it to school? (Austin Sigg and the Murder of Jessica Ridgeway) *** One of the common themes in Yowie reports – and many Bigfoot reports – is that they like to throw stones. A lot. (Did A Yowie Throw That Stone)YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open00:03:10.782 = Empath And Psychopath Share The Same Body00:12:02.521 = Cover Your Feet00:15:47.707 = Austin Sigg And The Murder of Jessica Ridgeway00:31:02.485 = Did A Yowie Throw That Stone?00:40:55.115 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“Empath And Psychopath Share The Same Body” by Jodi Smith for Ranker: http://bit.ly/2N0y4KV“Austin Sigg and the Murder of Jessica Ridgeway” from The Scare Chamber: http://bit.ly/2JaeWsC“Cover Your Feet” by Weirdo family member Alexis Bishop“Did A Yowie Throw That Stone?” by Paul Cropper for The Fortean: http://bit.ly/33Ra8jXWeird 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: July, 2020CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/empath-and-psychopath-share-the-same-body/
IN THIS EPISODE: A creepy true story from Weirdo family member Courtney Rondeau. (It Was The Light That Woke Me) *** The Wendigo. It appears in numerous areas of pop culture, like the TV shows “Supernatural” and “The X Files”, the movie “Ravenous”, and games such as “Dungeons and Dragons”, along with video games like “Final Fantasy” and “Until Dawn”. But the Wendigo isn’t just a creature from someone’s imagination.(Wendigo) *** 
I’lll share a collection of some of the creepiest, most unexplainable nightmare stories, collected from a handful of Reddit users whose friends and family either mostly or completely dismiss as fantasy, and nobody would believe. At times these creepy stories sound too bizarre to be real, but every last person swears it really happened. (Why Won’t Anyone Believe Me?) *** You’ve heard of the gunfight at the O.K Corral – but that was just men vs men. To get really exciting you need true stories of gunfights between men and extraterrestrials! (Alien Gun Fights) *** On Ocracoke Island is a small channel of water known as Teach's Hole, named after Edward Teach and where it is said he met his end – and his ghost still lingers. If Edward Teach doesn’t sound familiar to you, it could be that you know him better as Blackbeard. (Blackbeard’s Ghost) *** First, I’ll share five stories of real-life horrors, reported by men on the battlefield. Not about the horrors of war, but about the supernatural monsters they found within it. (Horrors In Battle, Monsters In War)YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Show Open00:03:35.574 = Zero Hour, “The Fourth Forever” (September 24, 1973)00:31:03.274 = Weird Darkness, “It Was The Light That Woke Me”00:35:50.494 = ABC Mystery Time, “Four Time Loser” (Air Date Unknown)01:00:45.056 = Weird Darkness, “Wendigo” / “Why Won’t Anyone Believe Me, Part 1”01:13:05.699 = Appointment With Fear, “Morning Glory” (Air Date Unknown)01:40:46.423 = Weird Darkness, “Why Won’t Anyone Believe Me, Part 2”01:51:46.802 = Beyond The Green Door, “Harwell And The Matland India”01:57:05.184 = Weird Darkness, “Why Won’t Anyone Believe Me, Part 3”02:06:06.442 = Beyond Midnight, “40th Birthday” (Air Date Unknown)02:37:27.509 = Weird Darkness, “Horrors in Battle, Monsters in War, Part 1”02:45:07.864 = The Black Mass, “Atrophy” (October 10, 1964)03:12:56.292 = Weird Darkness, “Horrors in Battle, Monsters in War, Part 2”03:22:33.800 = Box 13, “Insurance Fraud” (August 29, 1948)03:50:35.387 = Weird Darkness, “Horrors in Battle, Monsters in War, Part 3”04:00:26.366 = CBS Radio Mystery Theater, “A Scaffold For Two” (October 14, 1974)04:46:59.112 = Weird Darkness, “Alien Gun Fights” / “Blackbeard’s Ghost”04:58:30.724 = The Chase, “Holdup” (May 17, 1953)05:28:31.734 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“Wendigo” posted at The Scare Chamber: https://tinyurl.com/yb92upsn“It Was The Light That Woke Me” by Weirdo family member Courtney Rondeau “Why Won’t Anyone Believe Me?” by Michael Choi for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/ydg8sm27
“Horrors in Battle, Monsters in War”: https://tinyurl.com/y7cqkz49“Blackbeard’s Ghost”: https://tinyurl.com/y7m8h4v7“Alien Gun Fights” by Nick Redfern: https://tinyurl.com/y6tvrvgkWeird 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 16, 2024RETRO RADIO LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/wdrr20240616
IN THIS EPISODE: Imagine losing control of one of your hands – and that hand tries to kill you. It’s not the premise of a B-horror movie, it’s a very real condition that is just as frightening as it sounds. (Alien Hand Syndrome) *** Thanks to the film Fire In The Sky, it is one of the most famous alien abduction cases in history. But what exactly happened to Travis Walton – and is the story believable? (The Abduction of Travis Walton) *** One of the most famous and well-documented cases of poltergeist activity has a funny name, Humpty Doo. The name is an Australian slang term meaning ‘everything topsy-turvy, or turned upside down’ – a perfect description of what poltergeists do. (The Humpty Doo Poltergeist) *** A Weirdo family member used to think he was just seeing things – until he began listening to Weird Darkness and realized he might be surrounded by very real dark entities. (I See Shadow People)SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“Alien Hand Syndrome” by Trilby Beresford for Graveyard Shift: http://bit.ly/2MRiT6N“The Abduction of Travis Walton” from The Scare Chamber: http://bit.ly/2W1sex6“Humpty Doo Poltergeist” by Paul Cropper & Tony Healey for Strange Nation Australia: http://bit.ly/31nB60Y“I See Shadow People” by Weirdo family member Jack Williams for Weird Darkness.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: UnknownCUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/alien-hand-syndrome
IN THIS EPISODE: “I just wanted to see what it felt like to kill Grandma.” “When I see a pretty girl walking down the street, I think two things. One part wants to be real nice and sweet, and the other part wonders what her head would look like on a stick.” “If I killed them, you know, they couldn’t reject me as a man. It was more or less making a doll out of a human being… and carrying out my fantasies with a doll, a living human doll.” “With a girl, there’s a lot left in the girls body without a head. Of course, the personality is gone.” These are just some of the actual phrases serial killer Edmund Kemper III used to describe his joy in mutilating women. (Kemper) *** Was Zigmund Adamski really the victim of murderous extraterrestrial visitors? If so, why would they choose to kill a human and leave his body for all the world to see? (The Zigmund Adamski Extraterrestrial Incident) *** A Weirdo family member shares her hair-raising incident with an invisible phantom’s hand. (Hair Raising Experience)SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“Kemper” from The Scare Chamber: http://bit.ly/2qfY9ht“The Zigmund Adamski Extraterrestrial Incident” from Real Paranormal Experiences: http://bit.ly/31gwgCL“Hair Raising Experience” submitted anonymously by a Weirdo family memberWeird 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: (Unknown)CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/serial-killings-of-edmund-kemper
IN THIS EPISODE: On September 18, 1973, Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter (later to become President Carter) filed a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena claiming he’d seen a UFO. (The Jimmy Carter UFO Sighting) *** While most pregnancies go off without a hitch, once in a while there are abnormalities – and sometimes those abnormalities aren’t with the delivery, but with the pregnancy itself. We’ll look at some bizarre real stories of pregnancies that gave almost everyone involved a shock! (Perplexing Pregnancies) *** Stories of monsters have been told for thousands of years – but there are a few cryptids that we had no idea about until relatively recently. We’ll look at a few monsters that we didn’t know about until just a few years ago! (Modern Monsters) *** You know what they say about a woman scorned. We’ll look at the most murderous wives in history – maybe it’ll give some of the men listening an idea of what to avoid in a relationship! (Murderous Wives) *** Most people have at least a passing knowledge of who Typhoid Mary was, and how she spread typhoid to others while being asymptomatic herself – but the full story is a lot sadder than you’ve been told. (The Sad True Story of Typhoid Mary) *** And more!YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Show Open00:02:15.636 = Theater Five, “Hit And Run” (August 03, 1964)00:25:07.549 = Weird Darkness, “Modern Monsters”00:32:33.898 = 2000 Plus, “When Machines Went Mad” (April 26, 1950)00:55:09.469 = Weird Darkness, “The Jimmy Carter UFO Sighting” and “Perplexing Pregnancies, Part 1”01:05:04.743 = The Unexpected, “Birthday Present” (Air Date Unknown)01:21:06.484 = Weird Darkness, “Perplexing Pregnancies, Part 2”01:34:05.766 = Dark Venture, “Ten Dollar Bill” (August 14, 1945)02:05:02.737 = Weird Darkness, “The Cockatrice Legend”02:08:37.658 = The Weird Circle, “Fall of the House of Usher” (1943)02:36:41.435 = Weird Darkness, “The Sad True Story of Typhoid Mary”02:48:26.065 = The Whistler, “Shrunken Head” (June 13, 1942)03:19:02.010 = Weird Darkness, “The History of North Brother Island”03:25:38.150 = Strange Wills, “Audition And Sales Presentation” (January 15, 1946)03:57:25.117 = Weird Darkness, “Murderous Wives”04:10:55.640 = Witch’s Tale, “Spirits of the Lake” (January 02, 1933)04:43:04.908 = Weird Darkness, “Ghostly Buckshot”04:46:27.925 = X-Minus One, “And The Moon Be Still As Bright” (April 22, 1955)05:11:51.036 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“The Jimmy Carter UFO Sighting” by Bernadette Giacomazzo: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/yxausu49“Perplexing Pregnancies” by Jonathan H. Kantor: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3w8sp6ca“Modern Monsters” by Nick Redfern: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/y7kkx9p2“Ghostly Buckshot” from Strange Company: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/er52rab6“The Cockatrice Legend” by Jocelyne LeBlanc: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4acnbzuj“The Sad True Story of Typhoid Mary” by Colleen Conroy: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/za5n6ndb“The History of North Brother Island” by Bailey Benningfield: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/5fmhft6f“Murderous Wives” by Athena Rhodes: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/385dvjz3Weird 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 15, 2024RETRO RADIO LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/wdrr20240615
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IN THIS EPISODE: The mysterious Men in Black have been around long before Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones put on the black suits and sunglasses. The encounters with these strange men have been taking place for decades. Sometimes unnerving, often bizarre, and almost always chilling for those they approach. (The Sinister Men In Black) *** Legend has it that a four-legged fiend with glowing eyes and a blood-curdling howl stalks the area of Devon, England. The mystery creature was seen only yards away from a party of schoolchildren, the animal has a thick, shaggy coat, rounded ears and large front limbs which would be powerful enough to tear human flesh. Is it man’s best friend – or a hell hound?  (Phantom Hound) *** Life presents people with all sorts of unexplained phenomena. One of the strangest is places disappearing. It might happen on a hiking trail, or in the forest, or alongside gravel roads in rural counties… but then some happen in the most surprising of places – for example, in the center of New York City. (Places That No Longer Exist) *** Weirdo family member Chris Francis has a dark story to tell – literally dark. As in black-hole dark. (Black Hole In The Basement) YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open00:04:25.336 = The Sinister Men In Black00:21:31.123 = Places That No Longer Exist00:57:23.489 = Phantom Hound01:04:20.287 = Black Hole Basement01:15:27.800 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“The Sinister Men in Black” by Erik at Paranormal Scholar: http://bit.ly/2Vgdzxp“Phantom Hound” by Nick Redfern for Mysterious Universe: http://bit.ly/2OnKvTf“Places That No Longer Exist” by Donn Saylor for Graveyard Shift: http://bit.ly/333CG9u“Black Hole Basement” by Weirdo family member Chris FrancisWeird 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: July, 2018CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/malevolent-men-in-black/
IN THIS EPISODE: At least 68 cases of sleepwalking murder have reached a courtroom, giving a jury the unenviable task of deciding whether a murder committed while asleep means criminal responsibility for the unfortunate sleepwalker. (Homicidal Sleepwalking) *** A man begins to see and experience strange things around the house as he cares for his elderly grandmother. 
(The Other Company) *** What does uncontrollable laughing, the Chupacabra, rampant crime, witch burnings, and dancing to exhaustion all have in common? They are all examples of what experts call “mass hysteria”. (Strange Stories of Mass Hysteria) *** Weirdo family member and U.S. veteran Joe Akins shares a personal experience with the paranormal and extraterrestrial! (UFO's & Demonic Shadow Figures) *** Another Weird Darkness fan, Mathew R., sent us a short story about what happened to him while visiting the Watseka Wonder House (The Watseka Wonder)YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open00:02:45.956 = Homicidal Sleepwalking00:19:18.293 = The Other Company00:25:29.219 = Strange Stories of Mass Hysteria00:37:32.600 = UFOs and Demonic Shadow Figures00:40:40.653 = The Watseka Wonder00:44:35.213 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“Homicidal Sleepwalking” by Fiona Guy for Crime Traveller: http://bit.ly/2nhu93j“The Other Company” by Marc Eulo Boni for Ghost Attic: http://bit.ly/2lN5UcS“Strange Stories of Mass Hysteria” by Doug MacGowan for Historic Mysteries: http://bit.ly/2lIJ8mp“UFO's & Demonic Shadow Figures” by Joe Akins for Weird Darkness“The Watseka Wonder” by Troy Taylor for American Hauntings: http://bit.ly/2nOK1dE, with a short paragraph at the end from Weirdo family member Mathew R.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 22, 2018CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/homicidal-sleepwalking/
IN THIS EPISODE: You’ve crawled into bed ready for a good night’s sleep. You begin to nod off, but haven’t completely fallen asleep yet. That’s when you sense something in the room near your bed. Despite your fright, you can’t cry out, run, or scream. The thing then climbs on top of you and suddenly you realize it’s grotesque, but also alluring – female, seductive, and while you can’t move, your body still responds to her intimate advances. You’ve just become the next victim of the succubus.*** The Devil made me do it" is the oldest excuse in the world; and for nearly every crime it is just that, an excuse. But I said “nearly” every crime. Once in a while there are crimes where the perpetrator is the real deal. We’ll look at real crimes committed by real demons. (The Devil Made Me Do It) *** An exorcism consultant tells us about one of the creepiest cases he was ever called in on. A case very different than other exorcisms he had been a part of or witness to. (The Creepiest Exorcism Case Ever) *** And while on the subject of exorcisms, we’ll exorcise one more demon – one that is reeking havoc in, of all places, a printing office. (The Demon of the Printing Office) *** Did you know that you are honoring one of hell’s seven princes every time you use the toilet? I’ll tell you about Belphegor – who prefers offerings of human feces! PLUS… is a Succubus just sleep paralysis?YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open00:04:51.805 = Price of Fear, “Family Album” (Air Date Unknown)00:33:11.648 = Weird Darkness, “Scary Stories of Seductive Succubi, Part 1”00:38:36.650 = Quiet Please, “Kill Me Again” (November 17, 1947)01:03:58.909 = Weird Darkness, “Scary Stories of Seductive Succubi, Part 2”01:12:22.927 = The Sealed Book, “Broadway, Here I Come” (June 17, 1945)01:43:06.480 = Weird Darkness, “Scary Stories of Seductive Succubi, Part 3”01:59:49.206 = The Shadow, “Murder By The Dead” (October 17, 1937)02:29:58.338 = Weird Darkness, “The Devil Made Me Do It, Part 1”02:36:26.860 = Sounds of Darkness, “Traitor Beware” (July 07, 1967)03:04:57.121 = Weird Darkness, “The Devil Made Me Do It, Part 2”03:14:39.251 = Strange “Capt Robinson” (1955)03:30:39.533 = Weird Darkness, “The Creepiest Exorcism Case Ever”03:42:37.247 = Suspense, “Burning Court” (June 17, 1942)04:13:17.022 = Weird Darkness, “The Demon of the Printing Office”04:22:42.538 = Tales of Tomorrow, “Watchbird” (January 01, 1953)04:52:21.718 = Weird Darkness, “The Demon of Feces” and “Is A Succubus Just Sleep Paralysis?”05:13:45.964 = Tales From The Crypt, “A Little Stranger” (Air Date Unknown)05:51:03.563 = Show CloseSOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…BOOK: “Sleep Paralysis: Historical, Psychological and Medical Perspectives" by Brian Sharpless: https://amzn.to/2L5QjkQ“Scary Stories of Seductive Succubi” by Cheryl Adams Richkoff for Graveyard Shift: https://tinyurl.com/yabus4f2, and Brent Swancer for Mysterious Universe: https://tinyurl.com/y9aapvsj“The Devil Made Me Do It” by Jacob Shelton for Graveyard Shift: https://tinyurl.com/y2qedyjq‘The Creepiest Exorcism Case Ever” by Jacob Shelton for Graveyard Shift: https://tinyurl.com/y7krkxvf“The Demon of the Printing Office” from Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/ycx22gyn“The Demon of Feces” by Beth Elias for Graveyard Shift: https://tinyurl.com/y9gldcsl (Photo of Belphegor: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/5n79y45t)“Is a Succubus Just Sleep Paralysis?” by Tereza Pultarova for Live Science: https://tinyurl.com/yc5crjeb, and Stephen Wagner for Live About: https://tinyurl.com/ycvwwwh8Weird 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: RETRO RADIO LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/wdrr20240614
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