Horrifying History

Horrifying History

Welcome to Horrifying History! You are about to hear tales of the unexplained, paranormal, and supernatural happenings that have stained the pages of history.


November 23, 2022 35 min

We all love a good spooky mystery every now and then.  Often the tale of a person who vanishes without a trace can chill us to our very core.  Many of these stories have a happy ending, but many do not.  It’s these cases that hit close to home.  It is these cases that make us wonder how could a person vanish without a trace?  Could this happen to me?


Welcome to Episode 117 - Vanished Without a Trace.


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In Roswell, New Mexico in the United States; an incident occurred that is still talked about today.  Countless TV shows, books, and movies have been released about what could have happened there in 1947, and all of these contributed to the conspiracy theories and rumours that are out there today.


Welcome to Episode 116 - What Really Happened at Roswell.


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November 9, 2022 32 min

Here at Horrifying History, we tell the tales of everything dark, spooky, and weird.  But I think the tale we are going to tell you today tops it all.  In this episode; we will tell you the bizarre story of an alleged talking mongoose, who in-between his terrorizing and haunting a family, he would spend his time singing nursery rhymes and give out racing tips.


Welcome to Episode 115 - Gef the Talking Mongoose


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A hiker terrorized for days by two unknown figures… A man stalked through the woods while camping, who barely escaped with his life… two cops who quit their job at a local theater because of unexplained encounters with an alleged demon…

These are just some of the unbelievable cases you’ll hear on the MrBallen Podcast on Amazon Music. Each week you’ll get new inexplicable encounters, shocking disappearances and other strange, dark a...

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November 1, 2022 16 min

In the state of Arizona in the United States; there are so many beautiful landscapes ranging from arid deserts to beautiful mountains with occasional waterfalls and rivers.  As we all know though; with natural beauty and light, there is also the darker side of things.  The legends of this area range from the supernatural, to those that expose the darker side of humanity. There are also stories about bizarre, and often frightening c...

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October 31, 2022 6 min

Nothing is as terrifying as the sounds we hear in the dark. The slow creak of a door opening late at night... or a whisper in a room when you thought you were alone... or a distant scream in the wind. One noise at the wrong time or place can scare us for days.

Each episode of I HEAR FEAR plunges the listener into a tale inspired by real events, from a deadly dance party to a cursed film set. Join host and two-time Oscar nominee Car...

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Welcome my spooky friends to the Darkcast Halloween Sleepover!

We have prepared for you some of the spookiest tales to keep you awake this Halloween.  So snuggle into your sleeping bags, and get a little closer to the fire. It is time for the voices of the Darkcast Network telling you some real and not so real tales of the macabre to celebrate our favourite holiday of the year.

Happy Halloween from the Darkcast Network to you all.


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October 27, 2022 15 min

Hi my spooky friends…today, I’m changing things up a bit and bringing you all a preview from another podcast I love.

It’s called Cautionary Tales.


Bestselling author Tim Harford takes you on a wild ride through the extremes that human behaviour and nature can throw at us, looking at the greatest mistakes and tragic catastrophes from history to see the valuable lessons we can learn from them.

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October 25, 2022 31 min

Greenwich Village is located on the west side of Manhattan in the New York City.  It is considered to be the home of bohemian culture in the early and mid-20th century, and is known for its artists lifestyle.  But there is one place that stands out for a completely different reason.


The picturesque building located at 14W-10th Street is known for its not so nice history.  In fact, twenty two people died in this house and that is ...

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October 18, 2022 31 min

No one wants to go to jail.  Life in jail can be dehumanizing, monotonous, terrifying, and this is in current day prisons.  Historically, life in prison was much worse.  Many people who walked in the doors of a prison never walked out, but also - many never left.  

Today we will be talking about violent deaths of adults and children.  Listener discretion is advised.  


Welcome to Episode 113 - The Bodmin Jail


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October 11, 2022 32 min

Sometimes a person can have something that will come into their lives, and it changes everything.  In March of 1974, for the Betz family of Fort George Island, Florida in the United States - this change came in the form of a sphere.  


Welcome to Episode 112 - The Betz Sphere


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There is one horror movie plot line that can be terrifying…dolls.  From Chucky in the movie Child’s Play to Annabelle in The Conjuring series, the concept of evil dolls brings tones of money into the box office.  From their glassy eyes, and carved smiles; these death dolls make people nervous even before they come to life and hunt down their living prey.  

But as we all know, not all dolls are evil.  In fact, dolls have been part o...

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October 3, 2022 25 min

We are getting closer to Halloween, which is my favourite holiday of the year!  Why?  Well, it is the only time of the year that it is ok to eat boxes of tiny candy bars.  There is no stress like on Christmas or Valentine’s day, and the best thing is you can dress however you wish and likely not get arrested.  

Just like we did last year; Horrifying History wants to give all of you a gift this Halloween,  and what better gift is th...

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September 27, 2022 32 min

For many, forests are a place to commune with nature.  But thanks to movies like the Blair Witch Project; a dark and dense forest can fill many people with dread.  Even though some spooky moments can be chalked up to an overactive imagination - there are some places that have terrifying histories that one cannot just brush off.  


Welcome to Episode 111 - Haunted Forests


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September 20, 2022 30 min

In ancient times, people started building bridges to gain passage over various obstacles, like valleys or bodies of water.  From that point on; the knowledge on how to build bridges started spreading from area to area, but so did the lore about the monsters and ghosts that made these places their own. 

Just a heads up here my dear listeners: in this episode we will be talking about racism, suicide, harm to animals, and murder.  Lis...

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September 13, 2022 30 min

Many people love playing video games.  It is a way for people to escape from their regular lives, and allows a diversity of choice that the real world can’t provide.  According to multiple studies, gaming can boost a persons mood, and help relieve stress.  They also can be used as a learning tool, and this is why video games have been used in therapy for at least a decade.

But imagine for a moment that there is a game that was used...

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September 6, 2022 22 min

Imagine for a moment that you are listening to the radio.  The station you chose originally isn’t interesting you at the moment, so you start searching for another to listen to.  This is when you hear it…a sequence of musical notes.  Then a voice comes on.  The voice has been altered so you can’t tell if it is a male, female, or a child.  They start reading a series of what seems to be random numbers over and over again.


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August 30, 2022 30 min

There is one place in northeastern Utah in the United States that is known world wide for its connection to the paranormal.  This 512 acre or 207.2 hectare ranch that is said to be a hotspot for everything spooky like poltergeist phenomena, crop circles, UFO sightings, strange electromagnetic forces, floating fireballs, and cattle mutilations.  Now if that doesn’t scare you, there is more.  Local lore tells that the area where this...

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August 23, 2022 31 min

Over fifty years ago, a woman’s burned body was discovered in Norway.  Today, we still have no idea who she was, or why her life ended there.  Some think she was a spy, or part of an international criminal organization.  Others think that perhaps she ended her own life after a battle with mental illness.  Even recent DNA testing gives no clues of who this woman actually was.

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August 16, 2022 34 min

Beauty pageants have traditionally been contests that focus on ranking people by their physical attributes.  In current times, pageants have evolved to include inner beauty, talent, and intelligence, but the reason that people enter these contests haven’t really changed.  

Some enter to build confidence, while some use it as a way to meet new people.  More often, winning pageants gives the contestant opportunities in the worlds of ...

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