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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

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

    • True Crime
    • 4.2 • 6 Ratings

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

    “THE WITCH OF PLUM HOLLOW” and 6 More Creepy True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “THE WITCH OF PLUM HOLLOW” and 6 More Creepy True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “THE WITCH OF PLUM HOLLOW” and 6 More Creepy True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    IN THIS EPISODE: A 178-year-old mystery comes to the surface in a Philadelphia suburb. (Grandfather's Ghost Story Leads to Mass Grave) *** Recently a wrecking crew began tearing down and old building in Rhode Island. But the big burly men on the crew got so frightened they refused to continue the work. Does reconstruction of a home or building anger the souls who once lived there? (Does Remodeling Your Home Disturb The Spirits Who Died There?) *** The way life has grown on our planet requires that all living things feed off each other and must kill others in order to survive.  That’s the way of the world if you want to live for any more than a few days. But some people are now claiming they can live without food at all… indefinitely. (Life Without Food) *** Three men were in a shed selling gardening supplies when some strange powder suddenly hit the ceiling. Before they had time to react, a small jug on a shelf abruptly flew across the room. One man picked up the jug and placed it a covered box. Instantly, the jug was...somehow...back on the floor. And that was just the beginning of the strange haunting of a community’s garden shed. (The Poltergeist In The Allotment Shed) *** In the movie Salt, Angelina Jolie plays a double-agent who is mind-controlled by scary remnants of the USSR secret service. And in real life, the 1940s bombshell Candy Jones was apparently brainwashed with drugs and used as a CIA covert operative.  (The Supermodel Who Was Brainwashed Into Becoming a Spy) *** No one knows exactly when she was born. Some think, maybe, she was a gypsy. Others say she was the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter. The life of Elizabeth Barnes is a mysterious one, filled with many loves, losses, and prognostications. (The Witch of Plum Hollow) *** Some travelers, arriving late at night to board Oliver’s Ferry the next day, stayed at Oliver’s house. But they were never seen making the ferry crossing the next morning. Is it possible that the rumors are true – that they never left the house alive? (The Frights of Oliver’s Ferry)

    (Dark Archives episode, originally posted March 25, 2020)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “Grandfather's Ghost Story Leads to Mass Grave” by Meghan Rafferty for CNN: https://tinyurl.com/ravfceh
    “Does Remodeling Your Home Disturb The Spirits Who Died There?” by Kelly Roncace for NJ.com: https://tinyurl.com/sn7vpsg
    “Life Without Food” by Michael Grosso for Consciousness Abound: https://tinyurl.com/r38yxh6
    “The Poltergeist In The Allotment Shed” from Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/vzlgcj9
    “The Supermodel Who Was Brainwashed Into Becoming a Spy” by Annalee Newitz for Gizmodo: https://tinyurl.com/sgh73da
    “The Witch of Plum Hollow” by James Morgan for North Country Public Radio: https://tinyurl.com/u3x3sxu
    “The Frights of Oliver’s Ferry” by Ken Watson for Rideau-Info: https://tinyurl.com/vj96awj
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    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (a...

    • 45 min
    #FiresideFrights, VOLUME 16: #WeirdDarkness

    #FiresideFrights, VOLUME 16: #WeirdDarkness

    #FiresideFrights, VOLUME 16: #WeirdDarkness

    This is a Fireside Frights episode. Once a month I come to you without the fancy production and creepy music, and it’s just you, me, and this campfire with whatever Mother Nature wants to send our way for background noise. And all stories on Fireside Frights episodes are submitted by you, the listeners of the podcast – my Weirdo Family! Send in your own stories for the next Fireside Frights at https://weirddarkness.com/submit!

    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/3655291/episodes/feed.
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 


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    "I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46
    Visit the Church of the Undead: http://undead.church/
    Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness
    Trademark, Weird Darkness ®. Copyright, Weird Darkness ©.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    “THE MEN IN BLACK, SWAMP GAS, PROJECT GRUDGE, AND 400-YEAR-OLD UFOS” #WeirdDarkness

    “THE MEN IN BLACK, SWAMP GAS, PROJECT GRUDGE, AND 400-YEAR-OLD UFOS” #WeirdDarkness

    “THE MEN IN BLACK, SWAMP GAS, PROJECT GRUDGE, AND 400-YEAR-OLD UFOS” #WeirdDarkness

    IN THIS EPISODE: The Men in Black, the beginning of Project Blue Book, America’s first UFO sighting from 400 years ago… and more from the world of space, extraterrestrials, and government secrecy.

    (Dark Archives episode, originally posted March 24, 2020)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “America’s First UFO Sighting” by Christopher Klein: https://tinyurl.com/y3ex36n4; Greg Daugherty: https://tinyurl.com/yyog7d5n
    “Men In Black”: Lee Speigel for Huffpost: https://tinyurl.com/wps8b8e; Steve Rose for The Guardian: https://tinyurl.com/z8d5wqd; Jacob Geers for Thought Catalog: https://tinyurl.com/qldplkw
    Dan Aykroyd interview: https://tinyurl.com/v4e8qhq
    “Mirage Men” documentary: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/5894
    “UFOs: Past, Present and Future” documentary: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/5898
    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/3655291/episodes/feed.
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 


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    "I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46
    Visit the Church of the Undead: http://undead.church/
    Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness
    Trademark, Weird Darkness ®. Copyright, Weird Darkness ©.
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    • 56 min
    “THE RETURN OF SPRING HEELED JACK” and More True Paranormal Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “THE RETURN OF SPRING HEELED JACK” and More True Paranormal Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “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, sightings and experiences near Area 51 have exploded. What’s going on there? And what happens if you decide to climb the fence to get in? (Dead Aliens and Reverse Technology) *** Reports of strange humanoids resembling the legendary “Springheel’d Jack” came out of Argentina in the early two-thousands, from 2004-2007, and that was just one of several improbable para-human creatures that were reported. (The Return of Spring-Heeled Jack)

    (Dark Archives episode, originally aired March 23, 2020)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “Mad Scientists and Impossible Experiments” by Stephan Wagner: (link no longer available)
    “Dead Aliens and Reverse Technology” by Sean Casteel for Spectralvision: https://tinyurl.com/somsy9e
    “The Return of Spring-Heeled Jack” by Scott Corrales and Christián Quintero for Inexplicata: https://tinyurl.com/2d59ywx
    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/3655291/episodes/feed.
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 


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    "I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46
    Visit the Church of the Undead: http://undead.church/
    Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness
    Trademark, Weird Darkness ®. Copyright, Weird Darkness ©.
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    • 44 min
    MAY 22, 2022 #WeirdDarknessRadioShow (EARLY RELEASE FOR PODCAST SUBSCRIBERS!)

    MAY 22, 2022 #WeirdDarknessRadioShow (EARLY RELEASE FOR PODCAST SUBSCRIBERS!)

    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) *** Creativity is usually admired by those who experience it, reveling in the joy and artistry a creator puts into his work. But when a serial killer decides to get creative, the only one who feels joy is the killer himself. And thus was the case with H. H. Holmes. (America’s Most Creative Serial Killer) *** Did an American serial killer’s reign of terror reach England? One man believes so. In fact, he believes his great-great grandfather was the one and only Jack the Ripper. And that man was H. H. Holmes. (American Ripper)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “The Devil’s Agent” by Erik for The Paranormal Scholar: http://bit.ly/2Wh4hBL
    “America’s Most Creative Serial Killer” by John Freund for The Line Up: http://bit.ly/2PABl6N
    “American Ripper” by C.W.S. for The Line Up: http://bit.ly/2PvOJsC
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    HOUR TWO: Stories of “wild men”–people who live ferally in nature as any wild animal would do–have been a part of our myths and legends since the dawn of civilization. But they don’t live just in ancient lore… according to the reports, they are being seen even today, despite the modern and technological world surrounding them. (Wild Men In The Hills) *** In 1974 the Smurl family began a 15-year period of terror by an unknown entity. (The Smurl Family Tormentors)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “Wild Men In The Hills” by Sarah P. Young for Ancient Origins http://bit.ly/2BIiSwC and Micah Hanks for Mysterious Universe: http://bit.ly/2WmoIgY
    “The Smurl Family Tormentors” by Jacob Shelton for Ranker: http://bit.ly/32PYAhl
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    SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME: Weirdo family member John Parish discovers something strange going on in his home’s wood shop. (Woodworking Ghost) *** One of the problems with cryptids such as Bigfoot or Sasquatch is that they leave very little evidence behind of their existence. Their cousin the Yowie leaves even less evidence behind – on the verge of none. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t any evidence. (Tracks of the Kempsey Creature)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “Woodworking Ghost” by Weirdo family member John Parish
    “Tracks of the Kempsey Creature” by Paul Cropper for The Fortean: http://bit.ly/32ZgptI
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    “WHY I DON’T WATCH GHOST STORIES ON THE INTERNET ANYMORE” and More True Horrors! #WeirdDarkness

    “WHY I DON’T WATCH GHOST STORIES ON THE INTERNET ANYMORE” and More True Horrors! #WeirdDarkness

    “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“ by Faye
    “The Creeper in the Woods” by Courtney H.
    “My House Called Itself” by Honey Bunny 7837 Garcia
    “The Eyeland” by Damian Cunningham
    “The Lost Soldier” by AJ Jacobson
    “Why I Don’t Watch Ghost Stories On The Internet Anymore” by M. Sparks
    “The Provo Canyon Entity” by Kyle
    “My Daughter’s Sleep Paralysis” by Robert Foster
    “Miracle at the Creek” by Veronica Steward
    “My Little Hometown Is Weirder Than I Thought” by Jeff D. (twitter.com/darthyagi)
    “Texas Oilfield Worker Encounters Aliens” by Ronny Dawson
    “Lilly the 13th Sign” by Kelly Maida (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kmaida74, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCay8X_gq3U6J4eth8OfhV9g)
    “My Demonic Attack” by Samantha Parrish
    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/3655291/episodes/feed.
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission. 


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    (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 benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
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    "I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46
    Visit the Church of the Undead: http://undead.church/
    Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness
    Trademark, Weird Darkness ®. Copyright, Weird Darkness ©.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Lerkulei ,

Love the podcast, hate the commercials.

Love the stories, voice and overall feel and mood! Would give the podcast itself 5 stars, but the constant commercials brings it down to 3.

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