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Your go-to for ghost stories, true crime, aliens, the unsolved and everything else in the dark .

The Darker Side of Life Podcast Kristen & Dana

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Your go-to for ghost stories, true crime, aliens, the unsolved and everything else in the dark .

    The Kidnapping of Barbara Mackle

    The Kidnapping of Barbara Mackle

    In 1968, college student Barbara Mackle was kidnapped from an Atlanta hotel when two armed individuals came into her room, tied her up, drugged her and forced her into a car. The kidnappers intended to get a ransom - $500,000 - from her wealthy family, but they also imposed a strict set of rules regarding the ransom drop and how they would find Barbara afterward.  However, a carefully planned kidnapping soon turned terrifying after the ransom money drop was bungled, leaving the kidnappers anxious, police frustrated and Barbara's parents worried beyond belief. Barbara herself however, was in the most precocious position of all - she had been hidden away in an underground capsule, buried alive. 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Disappearance of Karlie Guse

    The Disappearance of Karlie Guse

    Sixteen year old Karlie Guse  disappeared from her home in October 2018. She had returned to her family home the night before after being out at a house party and her behavior was frantic and erratic. Her dad and stepmom did what they could through the night to keep her calm, but when they woke up the next morning, Karlie was nowhere to be found. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Hermann House Poltergeist

    The Hermann House Poltergeist

    In 1958, the Hermann family of Seaford, NY, began to experience strange things in their house. It began with bottle lids suddenly and collectively popping off at the same time. What began as a mild annoyance became more extreme, as small objects started moving on their own, and larger pieces of furniture gradually started falling over by themselves. Police, paranormal investigators, priests, friends and neighbors - from around the country - came by to offer an explanation, or help to the Hermann family. But no one knew for sure what was happening, and the general consensus seemed to be that the family was dealing with a poltergeist.

    • 46 min
    Moll Dyer

    Moll Dyer

    Moll Dyer lived on the outskirts of Leonardtown, Maryland in the late 1600s. Maryland was said to be more tolerant than other neighboring New England states. Many people thought Moll was a witch because of her knowledge of herbalism and ability to heal with her "potions." People in town accepted Moll for who she was as long as it helped them. But in the winter of 1697, the tides turned and the enduring legend of Moll Dyer was born.

    • 48 min
    The Disappearance of Nicholas Barclay

    The Disappearance of Nicholas Barclay

    In summer of 1994, 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay went missing. He was playing basketball with some friends, and never returned home. Three years later, his family received a phone call that Nicholas had been finally found - in Europe, as a victim of an international sex trafficking ring. 
    When Nicholas came home, he was...different. He looked the same, acted the same, and was "glad to have his family back." But soon his family learned an unbelievable secret about Nicholas...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Tuberculosis Hospital of Mammoth Cave

    The Tuberculosis Hospital of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave in Kentucky is the world's largest known cave system. It's known for many things: soaring passages, ancient artifacts left behind by its first explorers and some of the most breathtaking underground scenery you could imagine. No one would expect to find a tuberculosis hospital. But for several people in the mid 1800s suffering from tuberculosis, they were willing to try anything to find a cure for an incurable disease. Even if it meant living in the depths of Mammoth Cave. 

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

holmespod1973 ,

Love it…

Absoulety brilliant pod casts and the girls are so funny.. I listen to this in my nightshift job and my 8 hours go past in a blink of an eye while I listen to all the great stories.. well done girls from aberdeen scotland

Samlalalala ,

Sweet and spooky

The hosts’ genuine affection for each other is so obvious and lovely. I love hearing the asides and snippets from their lives, it makes it all very real. Love the stories, keep it up!

Sops Kettlewell ,

Really good

Loving this podcast - really detailed and the hosts are so relatable and funny. Really enjoy listening to this during my working day!

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