Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved

Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved

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

Episodes

May 19, 2022 101 min
MAY 22, 2022 #WeirdDarknessRadioShow (EARLY RELEASE FOR PODCAST SUBSCRIBERS!)
Subscribers to the podcast get to hear the radio show days before it actually airs on the radio! And Patreon members (https://WeirdDarkness.com/patrons) get the commercial-free version!
HOUR ONE: Witchcraft, torture, and a man selling his soul to Satan. Not exactly the kind of events you typically expect before a wedding. (The Devil’s Agent) *** Creati...
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“THE RETURN OF SPRING HEELED JACK” and More True Paranormal Stories! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: From human invisibility to amazing demonstrations of levitation, we’ll look at strange devices, weird experiments and impossible observations that, if true, challenge conventional scientific knowledge. (Mad Scientists and Impossible Experiments) *** Strange things are often reported in the Nevada desert – but the last few months, sig...
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“WHY I DON’T WATCH GHOST STORIES ON THE INTERNET ANYMORE” and More True Horrors! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: I’ll be sharing numerous stories, all written by Weirdo family members. Some may be morbid, some creepy, some just dark… but they are all interesting.

(Dark Archives episode from March 20, 2020)”
SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
“The House That Shook” by Methvin
“Lost In The Hosiery Mill” by Weigel
“The Man In The Bathroom“...
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“THE NEIGHBOR” and 3 More Fictional Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: I have four stories to share with you! The first three are all from Weirdo family members! JohnlockedDancer brings the original short story, “I’m a Freebatch Shipper”. Cole Smallwood sent me his creepy tale called “The Beastly Dog Pack”. And John Parrish submitted his fiction story, “The Neighbor.” And later, it’s a longer creepypasta from auth...
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“CLOSE ENCOUNTER ON POT MOUNTAIN” and More Terrifying True Paranormal Stories! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: Have you heard of the “Death Positive” movement? Would you visit a Death Cafe? Would you join a Coffin Club? Why the sudden positive twist on what is typically so morbid? What’s so great about death? (Discourse At The Death Diner) *** When it comes to homes, the ghosts go bump in the night. When it comes to automobil...
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“THE HAUNTED SMETHWICK BATHS” and More Strange But True Tales! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: A 1930s art deco swimming pool is not the first place you think of when people mention the most haunted places in the country. So why is this 85-year-old building bursting at the seams with spirits and specters? The answer to that is not any easy one to give.  (The Haunted Smethwick Baths) *** They look strange, there’s a weird otherworld...
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“GHOSTS IN THE MIRROR” and 6 More True Paranormal Stories! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: Could there be floating balls of light not only possessed of some sort of intelli­gence, but which are capable of forming a unique bond with a person and even delivering painful stings when they so choose? (Sentient Fireballs and Biting Lights) *** Cattle sometimes die suddenly on Silvies Valley Ranch’s 140,000 acres in Harney County — struck ...
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“THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO” by Edgar Allan Poe #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: A classic horror tale from the master, Edgar Allan Poe!

(Dark Archives episode from March 12, 2020)
SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/poestories/section11/
https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/the_cask_of_amontillado.pdf
Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts ...
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“THE ALLAGASH ALIEN ABDUCTION” and More True Paranormal and True Crime Stories! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: The L-8 blimp spotted a possible oil spill and reported it back to base. While circling the area, witnesses saw the airship unexpectedly glide higher and higher out of site. But when it was seen again later, it was flying with no one on board. (Mystery of the L-8 Blimp) *** Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was murdered while...
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“EARTH: THE LIZARD PEOPLE PLANET” and 6 More Paranormal and True Crime Horror Tales! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: It’s one of the strangest unsolved murders in American history. How strange? It includes a pig woman and a preacher – that’s how strange. It’s the still unsolved Hall-Mills murders of 1922. (The Pig Woman, The Preacher, and Murder) *** Hannah Beswick was so frightened by the idea of being accidentally buried alive...
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“MELLIFICATION: THE SWEET TASTING SIDE OF CORPSE MEDICINE” (PLUS BLOOPERS!) #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: Of all the instances of cannibalism found in human history, no one quite practiced it like some in China used to. In these cases, cannibalism came in the form of eating mellified flesh for medicinal purposes. In 16th century China, mellification was a way for elderly people nearing the end of their lives to donate their body ...
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MAY 15, 2022 #WeirdDarknessRadioShow (EARLY RELEASE FOR PODCAST SUBSCRIBERS!)
Subscribers to the podcast get to hear the radio show days before it actually airs on the radio! And Patreon members (https://WeirdDarkness.com/patrons) get the commercial-free version!

HOUR ONE: Did the Comanche Indians defeat a race of white, red-haired giants? (White Giants) *** The Illini people have had numerous encounters with a mysterious dragon-...
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“IS THERE AN INTER-DIMENSIONAL TIME PORTAL IN ARIZONA?” and More Paranormal Stories! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: A young wife, home alone with her husband in the military, begins experiencing strange happenings in their apartment. *** On a rainy night, a man begins to hear strange sounds from above that can’t be explained. *** A WeirdDarkness listener tells their story of being terrified by an entity… for over 21 years. *** A de...
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“CHRONICLES OF THE BLACK DEATH” (And You Think The Coronavirus Is Bad!) #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: During the bubonic plague in the early Middle-Ages, those who became sick and were even suspected of having the plague, were forced to relocate to a quarantined island – Poveglia Island. The gruesomeness that took place there still continues today, with the island being illegal to visit – and reportedly, very haunted. (Inside B...
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“DID THE CIA ORCHESTRATE THE JONESTOWN MASSACRE?” and More Terrifying True Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: Was the Unidentified Cape Cod Murder Victim an Extra in Jaws? Horror author Joe Hill thinks so. (Murder On The Set of Jaws) *** Of the many mysterious and ominous places on earth, many bodies of water are said to be cursed, haunted, or both. For whatever reason these lakes have drawn about them tales of misfortu...
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“THE HORRORS OF ROUTE 66” and More True Paranormal And Unbelievable Stories! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: Harry Houdini may have been one of the world’s greatest magicians – but he was also the biggest debunker of magic when it came to the supernatural. (Houdini vs. Spiritualism) *** There are strong women. There are formidable ladies. There are tough cookies. There are female baddies. And then there is “Stagecoach” Mary Fields,...
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“THE TRUE STORY OF NATALIA GRACE: When The Film ORPHAN Became A Real Life Horror" #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: In the Warner Bros film, “Orphan”, Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga star as a couple who adopt a 9-year-old girl after losing their own baby ... then slowly discover their new daughter is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. Deciding to adopt a girl at the local orphanage, the couple are immediately drawn to a...
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“THE DEMONS OF 11E HUNTERS CRESCENT” and MORE Terrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: It’s an episode of 100-percent stories from Weirdo family members like you! If you have a true scary, bizarre, or dark story to tell about something that happened to you or someone you know, you can send it to me by visiting the Tell Your Story page at WeirdDarkness.com.

(Dark Archives episode from January 24, 2020)
SOURCES AND ES...
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“NEVER ACCEPT AN INVITATION TO LABYRINTH” #WeirdDarkness

(Dark Archives episode from January 23, 2020)
SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
“Never Accept an Invitation to Labryrinth” by Redditor u/TheJesseClark: https://tinyurl.com/ulzymuk (Author website: https://www.thejesseclark.com)
Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts – or use this RSS feed link: https://www.spreaker.com/show/365529...
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“THE HOUSE OF 200 DEMONS” and More Terrifying True And Paranormal Stories! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: One of the strangest reports of extraterrestrial abduction took place the night of January 25th, 1967 in South Ashburnham, Massachusetts. The events Betty Andreasson experiences are so incredible, her story has become legendary in UFO lore. (The Abduction of Betty Andreasson) *** It has been suggested that extraterrestrial in...
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