Scared To Death

Scared To Death

True horror fan Dan Cummins attempts to terrify his wife Lynze with two new alleged-to-be-true tales each week. Demonic possession, poltergeists, shadow people, and more! Subscribe and listen in the dark to your new weekly nightmare.

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April 19, 2024 62 mins

In this sixth installment of fictional horror written and narrated by Dan Cummins, we travel to the Oregon coast, where a young family sees their dream turn into a nightmare when they move into a new and very troubled home, long possessed by a powerful demon... 

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Dan will feature only one tale this week but it's a big one! Really immersive. We’re heading to a haunted strip club in West Virginia! Before we get there, we’ll share a bit of lore from some other haunted strip clubs too! Then, we have a tricky ghost hanging out in the Cottonwood Cemetery. This is a fun tale told by Lynze. Lastly, a woman has been seeing and feeling the same two spirits her entire life. Just when she thought they ...

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April 10, 2024 71 mins

Dan has a tale in Alabama and centers around a ghost that has been spotted by numerous truckers - and some other drivers as well - at night along Highway 5. Then we head to Pune, India to explore the story of the Pune Poltergeist. Lynze has a bizarre haunted house tale that might also include a mimic? You decide. Then we go to Mexico for a funny tale of a new little creature called a  duende followed by a much heavier, much darker ...

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In this fifth installment of fictional horror written and narrated by Dan Cummins, we travel to Pazin, Croatia, where five American college students who have been studying abroad in Florence, Italy, are staying at The Villa of Moonlight for a long weekend. And their time in Pazin, does not go according to plan... 

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April 3, 2024 68 mins

Dan has tale that takes us to Buffalo, New York where we learn about the Mount Massive Asylum and a terrible sorority hazing gone sideways. Next, we go to Guadalajara to hear stories and lore surrounding the Santa Paula Cemetery. Lynze has a palate cleanser story to kick of her side of the show. It's a really beautiful, tear jerker of a tale. Then we visit Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for four encounters with different en...

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March 27, 2024 77 mins

A history tale and a spoopy tale all rolled into Dan's first story of this weeks show. Come to Tasmania with us and explore a truly haunting location.  Then, we are off to São Paulo for a bit more history and another heart aching story filled with mystery and scary moments.  Lynze offers us three tales this week! She kicks off with a strange sighting of something unknown while housesitting. Then childhood nightmares take a turn whe...

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March 20, 2024 65 mins

Dan kicks off the show with a real head scratcher. Was a man take by aliens of was he just a man who drank himself into mental illness and then left his family? You be the judge. We go to Cleveland, Ohio for a fun history lesson and then many small stories of the spirits that may still live in Franklin Castle. Then Lynze gives us a different kind of tale that explores Celtic folklore. A young couple is out enjoying a winter hike wh...

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Hello Creeps and Peepers!  In this fourth piece of horror fiction written and narrated by Dan Cummins, we meet a strange child's doll, Sam, found by a young boy, Jack, when he and his sister and mother moved into a new home following the death of Jack's father. Sam looks like she comes from another world, and she does, and her world is full of nothing but evil...

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March 13, 2024 74 mins

The first story this week is about a long haul trucker who had quite the night out on the road alone in the middle of heavily forested area on the East Coast. He saw something, a couple somethings, maybe. The creepiness lingers on this one. The the second story is set in the little unincorporated community of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, located just outside of Terre Haute. A small Roman Catholic liberal arts college, Saint Ma...

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March 6, 2024 82 mins

Dan has two fantastic stories this week. The first is about a bunch of sporadic reports to police and media, beginning in the early 1990s, about people claiming to be social workers and attempting to abduct children from their parents. This topic might not SEEM paranormal, but just wait for it. The second tale is set in small town America, posted by someone who has chosen to remain anonymous and it revolves around a haunted laundro...

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March 1, 2024 49 mins

Hello Creeps and Peepers! Here is the third piece of horror fiction written and narrated by Dan Cummins.  The tale of a mysterious beast that's been brutally killing men for decades in the former gold rush town of Bodie, California. In 1915, a new sheriff, Ezra Calhoun, seeks to finally solve the mystery and set up a showdown with a mystical creature... 

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February 28, 2024 77 mins

Dan kicks off the show with a strange tale from Russia. A water dwelling, creepy creature that no one seems to know what it is. We join him at Lake Labynkyr. Is it just folklore? Or are some kind of leftover dinosaurs or something else living in this lake? Real-life sea serpents? Then, we go back to Wildwood, Missouri’s Zombie Road. While we once shared stories from Zombie Road several years ago - today’s encounters are all new. Or...

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February 21, 2024 80 mins

Dan has a murder-mystery-nightmare double header this week. I have a murder mystery double feature. The story of a woman harassed by a psychopath, both before AND after her death, was she not harassed by a psychopath, but something else? The second story is another report of a young woman being murdered under strange circumstances regarding her possible killer, and allegations of a haunting that has followed her death. Then Lynze h...

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February 16, 2024 32 mins

Hello Creeps and Peepers! Here is the second offering in a new series for Scared to Death fans! One short piece of horror fiction written and narrated by Dan Cummins. The tale of a man trying to figure out what lies beneath his couch... something that keeps announcing its presence night after night, at 1:17 a.m. This episode is scored by Logan Keith. We recommend listening with headphones to get the full effect of all the creepy ba...

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February 14, 2024 71 mins

Happy Valentine's Day, Creeps and Peepers!

Dan's first story  is set in the beautiful  Micronesia. We’ll visit one person’s claim of what happened to them while doing some scuba diving amongst the WW2 wreckage of Chuuk Lagoon, a supposedly very haunted underwater graveyard. After that, we head  to Ohio, to the little town of Bellaire, Ohio, where the supposedly very haunted Bellaire House stands. Did a mining disaster and more lead ...

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February 7, 2024 73 mins

Dan has two tales that have an unintentional North America indigenous peoples theme for today’s show. The first is the story of the Santa Fe’s De Vargas Street House, a story that surrounds one of the very one oldest houses in all of America. Then, for his second story we hear the lore of Spearfinger. Lynze has her usual two stories, both revolving around phones. Her first one is a somewhat comical confirmation tale and her second ...

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February 2, 2024 43 mins

Hello Creeps and Peepers! Here is the first offering in a new series for Scared to Death fans! One short piece of horror fiction written and narrated by Dan Cummins.  Hope today's tale of a terrible creature who desperately wants to join our world leaves you good and creeped out!  This episode is scored by Logan Keith. We recommend listening with headphones to get the full effect of all the creepy background noises!  If you like th...

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January 31, 2024 77 mins

For Dan's first story in this poltergeist double feature, we head to Birmingham, England. In the Fall of 2021, Christine Evans claims her family was brutally tormented by an intense amount of disturbing paranormal activity. And the second story is full of roughly the same activity - activity to allegedly have occurred in Fermanagh  County, Ireland over a century earlier in the story of the Cooneen  Poltergeist.

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January 24, 2024 79 mins

In a strange twist, both Dan and Lynze only have one story each this week! Dan's  is a big one that takes us to Las Vegas, where we’ll learn about a lot of people who have died at the Luxor Hotel and Casino followed by a modern encounter tale from a woman who claims she had a terrifying encounter at the hotel when she stayed there  as a little kid. Then, Lynze brings us a new scary creature, the nephilim. This final tale takes plac...

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January 17, 2024 80 mins

Dan has two fun stories this week for you! The first is the story of a convent in Milwaukee that reportedly experienced over a year’s worth of paranormal activity in the mid-19th century. Then we hear the cajun legend of the Feu Follet,  a mysterious light from Louisiana folklore described as a mysterious and paranormal “sinister force” that leads people to their deaths.  Then Lynze gives us three tales! Her first two surround the ...

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