Dark Adaptation

Dark Adaptation

Dark Adaptation Podcast explores all things macabre, mysterious, and downright dark. Join Brianna every Monday for a new episode full of intrigue, information, and entertainment! While we typically dive into lesser-known stories or Canadian cases, we do cover well-known cases and stories, too. For those more ”popular” cases that you thought you knew, we promise we’ll deliver so much information and intrigue you’re guaranteed to learn something new. And that’s not all - you’ll also experience a unique, cosmic twist from our special guest host, Steph, who delves into the charts and skies of those people and places we’ve heard of a million times. Our other guest host, Paige, is also featured on some episodes to bring us into the world of cryptids and folklore.

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November 13, 2023 80 mins

16-year-old Mekayla Bali was last seen on the afternoon of April 12, 2016, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. That morning, she went to school as usual but left shortly after arriving. Before she vanished, she sent her friends cryptic messages, made calls to unknown recipients, and her movements through town were strange. She even returned to school briefly before taking off again. There’s no evidence that she met up with anyone or that she...

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People in Riverside California were left reeling when they heard the shocking news of a horrible crime committed in the usually peaceful neighbourhood of La Sierra South. Each detail they learned was more horrifying than the last. A teenage girl abducted; a law enforcement officer killed in a shootout; and 3 members of the beloved family found dead. Little did everyone know this story was much bigger, and it originated 2,600 miles ...

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What better way to close out the spooky season than with our special guest Paige for another iteration of Cryptids and Folklore. This episode, keep an eye out for the dark figures lurking at the edges of your vision—shadow people and sleep paralysis demons that have haunted the human psyche for centuries. We delve into the eerie lore surrounding these elusive entities, pulling back the veil between the known and the unknown.

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Brianna got sick and had to take an unexpected hiatus, so, the new plan for October is an in-depth coverage of a true crime case with all 3 parts being released at once! We appreciate your patience and your loyal listenership, so we're making it up to you the best we can. Now, on with the show...

On October 2, 1996, in the small town of Waurika, Oklahoma, 16-year-old Heather Rich snuck out of her bedroom in the middle of the night...

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Brianna got sick and had to take an unexpected hiatus, so, the new plan for October is an in-depth coverage of a true crime case with all 3 parts being released at once! We appreciate your patience and your loyal listenership, so we're making it up to you the best we can. Now, on with the show...

On October 2, 1996, in the small town of Waurika, Oklahoma, 16-year-old Heather Rich snuck out of her bedroom in the middle of the night...

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Brianna got sick and had to take an unexpected hiatus, so, the new plan for October is an in-depth coverage of a true crime case with all 3 parts being released at once! We appreciate your patience and your loyal listenership, so we're making it up to you the best we can. Now, on with the show...

On October 2, 1996, in the small town of Waurika, Oklahoma, 16-year-old Heather Rich snuck out of her bedroom in the middle of the night...

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October 9, 2023 65 mins

Happy Thanksgiving, and welcome to the "Brie spent all week writing an episode and then got sick and now we're releasing a Best of" episode! For our listeners, don't worry! We promised you 5 episodes this month, and by god you're gonna get it... just not today. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this throwback classic. ---

It’s Halloween night in 1957. Betty and Peter Fabiano had turned out the lights in their home in Sun Valley, C...

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In 1958, the Herrmann family experienced a strange and inexplicable haunting, which catapulted them into the limelight after various newspapers and magazines began writing stories about the bizarre happenings - bottles popping open, porcelain figurines being thrown across the room, bookcases being turned end over end... Join us as we discuss the Herrmann Family Haunting and the steps they took to try and figure out what was going o...

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In 2005, Eddie Tillman was a 14-year-old boy living in Brooklyn with his loving mother and sisters. On August 10, his mother dropped him off at summer school, gave him some lunch money, and watched as he entered the school. That was the last time she saw her son. Two months prior to his disappearance, he came out as gay and his family accepted him into loving arms. After his disappearance, his mother learned he was communicating wi...

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September 25, 2023 78 mins
We know we left you hanging at the end of Part One, so in Part Two of our episode discussing Erin Chorney's case we jump right into the major crime technique the RCMP and the Brandon Police Service utilized to help progress their investigation into Erin's disappearance...    The technique used was an elaborate and controversial one known as a Mr. Big sting operation. Sure, this technique is outlawed in other countries, but here in ...

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September 18, 2023 49 mins
(Part 1 of 2) Our story begins in April 2002, in the reputable city of Brandon, Manitoba, where Debbie and Darcy Chorney enter a police station to report their 18-year-old daughter missing. It's out of character for Erin Chorney to be gone this long without contacting a family member or friend, and police take action right away.   What ensues is a roller coaster of an investigation filled with twists, turns, and a plethora of cover...

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Welcome to the latter half of our two-part series on the disappearances of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos - two men who vanished three months apart under eerily similar circumstances in Naples, Florida.

The main similarity of their respective disappearances is the person they were last seen with. Strap in because this is going to be a frustrating mystery, and like most mysteries, this case will leave you with many questions ab...

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This two-part series focuses on the disappearances of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos - two men who vanished 3 months apart under eerily similar circumstances in Naples, Florida.

The main similarity of their respective disappearances is the person they were last seen with. Strap in because this is going to be a frustrating mystery, and like most mysteries, this case will leave you with many questions about what happened on tho...

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Pepita Redhair was a happy, fun, sweet woman who had everything going for her. She had a loving family behind her, she was enrolled in University with dreams of becoming a teacher or an engineer; Pepita was going places. But all of that changed when she vanished in March of 2020. Her family was frantic - where did she go and why did no one seem to care? Her boyfriend was evasive (he still is to this day) and law enforcement was fal...

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For this extraordinarily special episode of Dark Adaptation, brace yourself for a hair-raising journey in our popular segment on Cryptids and Folklore.

Join us and our guest, Paige, as we delve into the lore of the hellhound, everyone's beloved demonic beast that lurks beneath our feet. Don't miss out on this thrilling exploration of the underworld's most fearsome canine! Go ahead. Pet that dog.

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We have a very special episode for you this week. Today, we're joined by two of our long-time podcasting friends for our first ever cross-over collaboration episode! In the studio with us is Steven and Leo from the amazing podcast, Spoils of Horror (https://linktr.ee/spoilsofhorror). 

On the docket for this episode, we're covering The Texarkana Moonlight Murders where a masked man, dubbed The Phantom Killer, attacked couples at lov...

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March 16, 1962: The Cold War is heating up, a young JFK is mid-way through his first term in office, and the US is ensnared in the throes of the Vietnam War. In the darkness over the Pacific Ocean, Guam radio operators are attempting to contact a US military propliner on-route to Saigon. There would be no answer.

Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 vanished without a trace, leaving behind a maze of questions and few answers. What really h...

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No need to adjust your listening device. What you're hearing is the strange and eerie sounds coming from Camp Hero's radar tower. This cold war era structure is said to be the hub of disturbing human experiments, and its story inspired one of the most popular television shows to grace the screen in recent history... Stranger Things. Grab your tinfoil hat and join Dyson and Brianna in Montauk, New York, because it's conspiracy theor...

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This week's episode is about one of Newfoundland’s longest missing person investigations turned murder mystery.

On September 2, 1993, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary received a call from the mother of Dale Worthman. She wanted to report for son and his girlfriend, Kimberley Lockyer, missing. The couple hadn’t told anyone they were leaving town or given their loved ones or friends a reason that they might be unreachable, and no...

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We're back in 1881 for this week's episode, but this time we're headed south to the Wild West to talk about the hot-tempered, gun totin' Dallas Stoudenmire. His take no shit, 'f*** around and find out' attitude made him the perfect candidate for the new Town Marshal position in the violent, chaotic town of El Paso, Texas. The formidable Dallas Stoudenmire robbed people of their dignity and sometimes even their lives, but he also ro...

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