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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

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

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United States

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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

Language:

English


Episodes

“WENDIGO PSYCHOSIS” and 4 More True, Macabre Stories! #WeirdDarkness

9/24/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: Lauretta Lyons was killed in her own home on June 9th, 1966. And now, so many decades later, authorities are still at a loss as to who committed the murder. (It Was Just An Ordinary Day) *** What does it feel like to die? We obviously won’t know personally until we die ourselves, as it’s hard to talk to someone about their experience of dying if they are… well… dead. But Reverend J.T. Mann...

“THE MAN WHO COULD MAKE DEAD FISH TALK” and 3 More True, Macabre Stories! #WeirdDarkness

9/23/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: A child murdering their parents is, thankfully, rare – but when it happens, it grabs headlines. But some of the reasons that a child gives for murdering his or her own mother can be downright shocking and unbelievable. (They Murdered Their Mothers) *** For decades, firefighters at the Chicago Fire Department noticed an eerie hand print that left a permanent mark on a casement, which could...

“KNOCK” BY FREDRIK BROWN #WeirdDarkness

9/22/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: “Knock” by Fredrik Brown starts with a short-short story based on the following text of Thomas Bailey Aldrich: ***“Imagine all human beings swept off the face of the earth, excepting one man. Imagine this man in some vast city, New York or London. Imagine him on the third or fourth day of his solitude sitting in a house and hearing a ring at the door-bell!”*** Fredric Brown condensed this...

“WAS HE WILLIAM WEST, OR WILLIAM WEST?” and More Trippy True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

9/21/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: In November 1638, Dorothy Talby killed her three-year-old daughter. She admitted so when first arrested. But then she refused to say anything when brought before a judge. But then, what would you expect from a woman, which we all know is more easily persuaded by Satan to sin – and women were much more likely to be seduced by witchcraft. At least, that’s what people believed in the 17th...

Duration:00:53:56

“THE AUTHOR WHO CLAIMED ALL WOMEN ARE ALIENS” and More Freaky True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

9/21/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: Have you ever noticed there seems to be something special going on with railroad tracks and Bigfoot? (Riding The Rails With Bigfoot) *** A man in Oklahoma reports a being on the side of the road that looked human – except it had the head of a snake! And the Native American population have an answer to what it is! (The Oklahoma Snakeman) *** What do you do if you are a woman in the 1800s...

Duration:00:48:11

“THE ENTITIES ON LINDLEY STREET” #WeirdDarkness

9/20/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: It might be lesser-known that Amityville, or the hauntings of the Smurl family, or numerous other investigations made famous by Ed and Lorraine Warren, but a small home in Connecticut is one of the most terrifying and well-documented cases of the paranormal in recent history. SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS… “The Lindley Street Poltergeist” by Marcus Lowth for UFO Insight:...

Duration:01:06:29

“ZANA: THE BIGFOOT THAT BRED WITH HUMANS” and More Freaky True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

9/20/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: A young woman falls unconscious and awakes with a fantastical story about fairies kissing her, how she was treated like a princess by them, and falling in love with one of the fairy men. While you might say it was just a fanciful dream, how do you explain that this girl also woke up with clairvoyant abilities? (The Fairies and Anne Jeffries) *** On 15 July 1910 the Sheffield Evening...

Duration:00:50:20

SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 #WeirdDarknessRadioShow

9/19/2022
Weird Darkness podcast subscribers get the recorded radio show in their podcast feed! And Patreon members (https://WeirdDarkness.com/patrons) get the commercial-free version! HOUR ONE: Like an episode of the Twilight Zone, a Qantas flight had to make an emergency landing when a hole appeared seemingly out of nowhere, puncturing in the fuselage and causing the cabin to suddenly lose pressure. Could it truly be possible that gremlins are to blame? (Gremlins On The Attack) *** We’ll also hear...

Duration:01:31:06

HAPPY WALPURGISNACHT, EVERYBODY!” #WeirdDarkness

9/19/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: “Walpurgis Night was when, according to the belief of millions of people, the devil was abroad—when the graves were opened and the dead came forth and walked. When all evil things of earth and air and water held revel.” – Bram Stoker, from “Dracula’s Guest”. Walpurgis Night is something most English-speaking listeners won’t know about – probably because we’re too busy celebrating “Halfway...

Duration:00:50:34

“NOSFERATU: THE NIGHTMARE HISTORY AND TERRIFYING LEGACY OF A CLASSIC HORROR FILM” #WeirdDarkness

9/18/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: The 1922 horror classic "Nosferatu" still turns up, on TV and on college campuses every Halloween. And it’ll likely show up again somewhere this year as well. In this episode we’ll look at how Nosferatu is terrifyingly relevant even still today, the controversial making of the film – and the lawsuit by Bram Stoker’s wife, how the director of the film was involved in the occult… and how you...

Duration:00:39:14

“THE MYSTERIOUS BODY ‘DONATION’ OF HARRIET COLE” #WeirdDarkness

9/17/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: You wouldn’t think this would be Weird Darkness material, but there is an unsolved mystery here more than 130 years in the making. Dissecting the human nervous system is a taxing task—and in some cases, very little is known about the people whose bodies wound up on anatomists' tables. In 19th-century Philadelphia, an anatomist dissected and mounted a human nervous system. Now researchers...

#FiresideFrights, VOLUME 19 #WeirdDarkness

9/16/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: This is a Fireside Frights episode where I strip away all of the fancy production, creepy music, and eerie sound effects. Tonight it’s just you, me, this campfire, and stories sent in by Weirdo family members around the world. If you want to send in your own true paranormal or scary story, just visit https://weirddarkness.com/submit. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =...

Chamber of Comments: September 16, 2022 #WeirdDarkness

9/16/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = (Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may...

“THE GRIM TRUE STORY BEHIND HANSEL AND GRETAL” and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

9/16/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: When a great famine struck Europe in 1314, mothers abandoned their children and in some cases, even ate them. Scholars believe that these tragedies gave birth to the story of Hansel and Gretel. (The Grim True Story Behind Hansel and Gretel) *** Cultures all around the world have stories of tiny humans – elves, leprechauns, fairies, hobbits… but how can so many different communities have...

Duration:00:50:57

“NOBODY BELIEVES MY PARANORMAL STORY” and More Terrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

9/15/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: Did U.S. Special Forces really shoot dead a 12-foot-tall giant in Kandahar, Afghanistan? How much truth is behind the story – and how does fit into the age-old narrative of soldiers, knights, and heroes battling against and vanquishing giants and monstrous creatures? (The Giant of Kandahar) *** Soon after the Cranmer family moved in to their new home on Brownsville Road, it became clear...

Duration:00:50:46

“A HOLY TERROR” and “SNOWED IN AT THE SILVER LINE DINER” #ThrillerThursday #WeirdDarkness

9/15/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: It’s #ThrillerThursday! SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS… “A Holy Terror” by Ambrose Bierce (public domain): https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/enb8h3bz “Hospitality” by Erik Peabody: https://www.creepypasta.com/hospitality-2/ = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music Library,...

Duration:01:25:29

“HOW TO GET RICH BY STEALING AND SELLING CHILDREN” and More Horrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

9/14/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: We’ll look at some historic serial murderers and the strange and unusual ways they killed their victims. (Strange Predilections in Murder Methods) *** When it comes to planning the burial of someone, it’s always best to to keep in mind that whomever is watching how you treat the deceased might be in charge of deciding what happens to you when you die. Sadly, one undertaker, Millard F....

“DJINN – TERRORS OF THE UNIVERSE” and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

9/13/2022
“DJINN – TERRORS OF THE UNIVERSE” and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: Stories of real-life encounters with genies are almost unheard of, especially in modern times; but reports of personal encounters with extraterrestrials are many. Some believe they could be one and the same. (Djinn – Terrors Of The Universe) *** If you grew up in the 70s in North Carolina you might remember a...

Duration:00:44:52

“DO YOU BELIEVE?” TRUE ENCOUNTERS OF BIGFOOT, THE UFO CONNECTION, PORTALS, AND MORE! #WeirdDarkness

9/12/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, Skunk Ape, he goes by many names depending on what part of the country – and what part of the world – he is spotted in. For a creature that is said by skeptics not to exist, how can so many sightings of a similar creature occur worldwide, in so many different cultures, by people with so many different beliefs? And why have we not been able to capture one or find...

Duration:00:51:03

“THE SKELETON FACTORY” and 4 More True and Morbid Stories! #WeirdDarkness

9/11/2022
Find Weird Darkness wherever you listen to podcasts: https://linktr.ee/weirddarkness IN THIS EPISODE: Seeing a lifelike human skeleton in a doctor’s office, especially in the past couple of centuries, was – and in many cases still is - commonplace. But where did one go to get such lifelike skeletons if you were a doctor in the 1800s? Why, a skeleton factory, of course! (The Skeleton Factory) *** When you think of a mad scientist you most likely think of Victor Frankenstein – but it’s...

Duration:00:55:42