MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories

MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories

The Strange, Dark & Mysterious delivered in podcast format. Follow the MrBallen Podcast on Amazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes publish twice a week—every Monday and Thursday. Prime members can listen to new episodes 1-month early and all episodes ad-free on Amazon Music. Wondery+ subscribers can listen ad-free in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts.

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May 16, 2024 29 mins

In 1969, an adventure magazine reporter named Milt Macklin flew to New Guinea with his film crew to shoot a documentary about a missing person. Milt’s hope was that he was actually going to find this missing person and capture it on film, really pushing his documentary over the top. But, despite shooting all this footage and looking all over the place, they never found the missing person. So Milt ultimately went home and p...

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One morning in November of 2011, a wheelchair-bound woman and her full-time caregiver were at home when there was a knock on the front door. The caregiver got up and walked over to the door and opened it up, but there was no one there. And when she looked up and down the road, she didn't see anyone walking or driving away. Then, she looked down and noticed there was what appeared to be a gift on the porch, but there was no...

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May 9, 2024 30 mins

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. And today’s podcast features 3 stories that demonstrate that. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.

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  • #3 -- "Icicle" -- Happy kid leaves house but never comes home (Original YouTube l...
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On the morning of May 26, 1990, Marlene Warren was at home inside of her mansion in Florida when she heard a knock on the door. Marlene was busy and was hoping that her son might go answer the door, but when she looked over to the living room, she saw her son was watching TV and didn't seem to have even heard the knock on the door. So, Marlene just sighed and walked over to the door and opened it up herself. And to her sur...

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May 2, 2024 40 mins

Today’s podcast will feature 2 stories that show we may not be alone in this universe. The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.

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  • #2 -- "Exposed" -- A horrifying discovery in Brazil was hidden by their government, but when photos were eventually leaked, it sent people into a p...
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On January 17, 2001 a woman was working out at her local gym in Amityville, New York. She wiped the sweat from her face and turned towards the back of the gym. Suddenly, she pointed and screamed over the loud music. And what she saw would cause fear throughout the small town of Amityville – a place already linked to a famous mass murder and a possible demon possession.


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April 25, 2024 29 mins

Today’s podcast features 3 stories that involve people who were trapped – with “no way out.” The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.

Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

  • #3 -- "Inconspicuous" -- A chilling discovery in an unassuming place (Original YouTube link -- h...
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One night in October of 2001, a young woman named Amy, and her friend whose name was Eric, were at a dance club in Portland, Maine. Amy was having fun, but Eric wasn't. He seemed bored and maybe a little annoyed. Amy tried to convince him to come out onto the dance floor to dance with her, but Eric wasn't interested. So, Amy wandered off to the dance floor alone. Eric watched her for a moment, then left for the bathroom. H...

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April 18, 2024 29 mins

In late July of 1988, two hunters were walking up this steep mountain trail in Colorado looking for a place to set up for the day. As they were walking, they eventually left the trail and began meandering through the trees looking for a clearing. At some point, they spotted one up ahead, but in this clearing was this really bright white thing at the base of one of the trees. So the two hunters walked up to see what this wh...

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On May 13, 2015, a police officer in Michigan named Gary Wilson rushed to the scene of a double suicide. When he got there, he went inside the dark house and made his way to the bedroom where the two bodies were located. Wilson took a look at one of the bodies and then turned to check on the other, and when he did, he immediately noticed something. Something that was so surprising the officer nearly fainted from shock. How...

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April 11, 2024 50 mins

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 48.

In 2004, a woman living in Nashville, Tennessee, was sitting up in her bed one night trying to get some homework done for a Bible study class. As she sat there, she started to feel tired and so she decided to call it a night. She bookmarked the page she was on, and leaned over to put her Bible on the bed side table, when she suddenly froze. The h...

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The man’s cousin had been gunned down just two days earlier in a double homicide that shocked the little town of Mountain City, Tennessee. And now, on February 2, 2012, the detectives wanted his help. But the man just slouched in his chair, muttering one word answers and never even taking off his sunglasses. The detectives stared at the man for the longest time, waiting to see if he would tell them anything useful. Finally...

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April 4, 2024 29 mins

There are some places we just aren't meant to go, and today we have 3 stories that each give us a stark reminder to just "stay away." The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.

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  • #3 -- "Not So Lazy River" -- A pair decides to float on a un...
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In the middle of the night on January 25, 2014, 80-year-old Peggy Nadell was sound asleep in her second-story bedroom. But then suddenly her phone began to ring. Peggy woke up startled and looked at the clock – it was after 1 a.m. – and to be getting a call at this house could only mean one thing… bad news. Nervously, Peggy answered the phone and quietly said "hello?" But that phone call would prove to be far worse than an...

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March 28, 2024 35 mins

Today’s podcast will feature 3 stories that all involve terrifying encounters in the wild. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.

Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

  • #3 -- "A Walk In The Woods" -- Two women head into the forest to collect sap, little did they know ther...
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One night in November 1999, a deputy was driving along a remote mountain road in Southern California when he spotted a car pulled off to the side of the road. The car’s engine was still on, and the passenger side door was open, but there didn't appear to be anyone inside the car. Now this was a very remote road, so the deputy assumed that the driver must be having some sort of car trouble, otherwise, why stop here? So the ...

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March 21, 2024 30 mins

10,000 feet up, deep inside of the beautiful Austrian Alps, lies a very unique and not well-known tourist destination. The only way you can get to this destination is to ride a gondola, or if you’re feeling really motivated, you could in theory hike up to it, but very few people do that. Once you reach this tourist destination, you walk over to this string of buildings, and right away you start to see all these warning sig...

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On March 25, 2009, Sergeant Jimmy Edmunds responded to a robbery call at a house in a quiet suburban neighborhood in Georgia. Edmunds thought he was going to investigate a routine break-in, but inside that house, he discovered the most violent crime scene he’d ever witnessed in his law enforcement career. For the next three days, Edmunds would barely sleep, but he would eventually uncover the truth about what happened...

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March 14, 2024 29 mins

Today’s podcast will feature 2 stories about people whose disappearances are still shrouded in mystery. The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.

Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

  • #2 -- "The Jamison Family" -- A family's truck is found tucked away in a forest.. it contained their emaciated dog and $32,000 cas...
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On a cold day in January 2008, a woman named Judy got out of her car and hustled across the parking lot toward a church. When she reached the side door, she fumbled around in her pocket for the keys. Once she found the right one, she slid it into the lock, but discovered the door was already unlocked. The woman was immediately annoyed, because these doors were meant to stay locked, so clearly someone had forgot to do that....

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