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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
    • 4.6 • 14 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

    JANUARY 23, 2022 #WeirdDarknessRadioShow

    JANUARY 23, 2022 #WeirdDarknessRadioShow

    WANT TO HEAR THE SHOW AS IT AIRS ON SUNDAY NIGHTS?  Visit https://WeirdDarkness.com/RADIO to get a list of broadcast stations and times!  Patreon members (https://WeirdDarkness.com/patrons) get a commercial-free version of the show, complete with both hours of the broadcast, immediately after the show has finished airing nationwide!  And subscribers of the podcast get the SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME episodes with content I didn’t have time to air!

    HOUR ONE: Want to live on the cheap in Tokyo, Japan? It’s easy to do – if you don’t mind living with a ghost or two. (Tokyo Ghosts) *** Cryptozoologists are abuzz about recent sightings of a creature seen in the lakes of Connemara in Ireland. The creature is rumored to be up to 30 feet long, with a mane of hair running along its back. Is it a yet undiscovered species of fish? A giant eel? A cousin to the Loch Ness monster in Scotland – or even perhaps a living dinosaur? No one has yet been able to answer the question – but recently monster hunters from around the globe came together in Ireland to try and find answers. (The Giant Eels of Connemara) *** For decades, mountain hikers have been reporting strange things happening on Mount Everest while scaling to the top. Weird events and encounters that could only be described as supernatural. (The Paranormal of Mount Everest)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “Monster Hunters Invading Ireland” by Allbhe Daly: http://bit.ly/2ZOPmQ5
    “The Giant Eel Controversy” by Nick Redfern: http://bit.ly/2NaROyN
    “Tokyo Ghosts” by Brent Swancer: http://bit.ly/2Rx8mPS
    “The Paranormal of Mount Everest” by Max Booth III: http://bit.ly/2X3npab
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    HOUR TWO: A man in Louisiana has a magnetic personality. Not for the ladies… but for the paranormal. (Paranormal Magnet Man) *** A truck-driver was not prepared for what he experienced one summer night at a tiny truck stop in the middle of nowhere... hardly the place where one would expect a ghost… if that's what it even was. (Phantom of the Truck Stop) *** No animal had ever made such sounds. Neither the lions of East Africa nor the angry bulls. At times, it sounded like a veritable herd of wild beasts orchestrated by Satan had formed a hellish choir. And that was only a small part of the demonic possession of a girl named Clara. (Demonic Possession In South Africa) *** In 2016,  there was something of a folk panic in Yorkshire, northern England, following reported sightings of an eight-foot werewolf with a very human face. It’s known as the Beast of Barmston Drain – but most people call him “Old Stinker”. (Old Stinker)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “Old Stinker” by Maggie Clendenin: http://bit.ly/2Fx5AFT
    “Paranormal Magnet Man” by Ben Lundin: http://bit.ly/2xaaofC
    “Phantom of the Truck Stop” by Stephen Wagner: http://bit.ly/2xd3whv
    “Demonic Possession In South Africa” by Brent Swancer: http://bit.ly/2XC9x66
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    SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME: High school teacher Pamela Smart fell in love. Unfortunately, she fell in love with a 15-year-old student… and that is only the beginning of this horrible story. (High School Homicide) *** Weirdo family member, Josh Marinkovic, tells an eerie true experience that would shake anyone to the core. (Oh, He’s Not Home) *** Weirdo family member Cass tells...

    • 1 hr 41 min
    “THE TWELVE RULES” by David Pointer #WeirdDarkness

    “THE TWELVE RULES” by David Pointer #WeirdDarkness

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    IN THIS EPISODE: (Dark Archives episode originally aired June 27, 2019)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “The 12 Rules” by David Pointer: http://bit.ly/2YihdaT
    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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    • 2 hrs 47 min
    “SPENDING THE NIGHT WITH LIZZIE BORDEN” and 3 More Terrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “SPENDING THE NIGHT WITH LIZZIE BORDEN” and 3 More Terrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    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. Look for @WeirdDarkness on Facebook and Twitter! Please SHARE Weird Darkness with others and leave a review and comment in the podcast app you listen from! Doing so helps the show to keep growing!

    IN THIS EPISODE: (Dark Archives episode originally aired June 26, 2019) Many years before Adolph Hitler and Germany’s Nazis created Auschwitz, there was another concentration camp that experienced deaths in tens of thousands. But this encampment of turpitude wasn’t located in Germany – or anywhere near Europe. It was located in the land of the free… the home of the brave. The USA. (The Devil’s Punchbowl) *** Several people have returned from their near-death experiences reporting they were briefly in the fiery pits of hell. Is there any truth to their claims? (They Escaped Hell’s Clutches) *** Have you ever seen what appears to be a shadow person or dark figure (stationary or moving) with your own eyes, close up or far away, ​maybe even in your peripheral vision or dream state? Perhaps you have felt the sensation of someone  standing behind you and then you turn around but no one was there? What is it that you are seeing when this happens? (Who Are The Shadow People?) *** She looms large in the annals of American crime lore. A romantic relationship gone awry and troubles at home could explain why many still believe Lizzie Borden killed her parents. (Spending The Night With Lizzie Borden)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “Spending The Night With Lizzie Borden” written by Darren Marlar. Sources = Aliza Polkes: http://bit.ly/2X60g70, Zillow: http://bit.ly/2X6TmOM, Kelly McClure: http://bit.ly/2KDy3hj, Catherine Phelan: http://bit.ly/2xkNsdv, Sarah Mangiola: http://bit.ly/2xdVd55, Lizzie Borden monologue written by Brandy Purdy: https://amzn.to/2IRCCTb, female narration by voice actor Katrina Carpenter: http://bit.ly/2Jdd8hZ
    “The Devil’s Punchbowl: America’s Concentration Camp” by Claire Bernish: http://bit.ly/2YeAlqd
    “They Escaped Hell’s Clutches” posted at Earth Chronicles: http://bit.ly/2xoGl49
    “Who Are The Shadow People?” by Natalia Kuna: http://bit.ly/2X10esl
    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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    • 1 hr 5 min
    #RetroRadio “Lux Radio Theatre (1948): The Big Clock” #WeirdDarkness

    #RetroRadio “Lux Radio Theatre (1948): The Big Clock” #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves old time radio shows like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show! This episode is sponsored by - https://www.classicradiostore.com.
    IN THIS EPISODE: Ray Milland and Maureen O’Sullivan reprise their roles from the film of the same name in this brilliant audio reproduction by Lux Radio Theatre.
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    The stories in this episode were provided by https://www.classicradiostore.com
    Weird Darkness Retro Radio theme by https://www.storyblocks.com/audio
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    Weird Darkness has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on the show. Email sales@advertisecast.com or start the process now at https://weirddarkness.com/advertise
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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
    Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness
    WeirdDarkness™ - is a production and trademark of Marlar House Productions. Copyright, Weird Darkness.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    “AMERICAN SEA MONSTERS” and More Dark True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “AMERICAN SEA MONSTERS” and More Dark True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    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. Look for @WeirdDarkness on Facebook and Twitter! Please SHARE Weird Darkness with others and leave a review and comment in the podcast app you listen from! Doing so helps the show to keep growing!

    IN THIS EPISODE: As the saying goes – don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. But once in a while the punishment goes far beyond what the crime calls for. (Cruel and Unusual Punishments) *** Marilyn Monroe was found dead of a drug overdose on August 5, 1962. And while the facts of her death are shocking, her troubling childhood wasn’t pretty either. We’ll look at the life and death of this Hollywood bombshell. (The Troubled Life And Shocking Death of Marilyn Monroe) *** We’ll take a look at, not the very first serial killer - but the first serial killer FAMILY in America! The bloody Benders! (America’s First Serial Killer Family) *** When you think of monsters in America, you probably think of Bigfoot in the American Northwest – or perhaps the Chupacabra in the South. Maybe you think of Dogman in the upper Midwest. But people don’t typically think of the American lakes and shores, where we have our own collection of monsters and sea serpents. (American Sea Monsters)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “American Sea Monsters” by Charles M. Skinner, posted at LegendsOfAmerica.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/ycy9tdes
    “Cruel and Unusual Punishments” by Jonathan Hastad for ListVerse.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/y994jmsf
    “The Troubled Life And Shocking Death of Marilyn Monroe” by Margarita Hirapetian: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/55bv7naw, and Kelly Kreiss: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/432bykfc for Ranker.com
    “America’s First Serial Killer Family” by Miss Celania for MentalFloss.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/yz7mbn7v
    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 a href="https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness"...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    “THE PREMATURE BURIAL” by Edgar Allan Poe #WeirdDarkness

    “THE PREMATURE BURIAL” by Edgar Allan Poe #WeirdDarkness

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    IN THIS EPISODE: “The Premature Burial” by Edgar Allan Poe was originally published in “The Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper” in 1844.

    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “The Premature Burial” by Edgar Allan Poe: https://poestories.com/read/premature
    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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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

ashbot14 ,

Love this podcast and everything it stands for🙌🏻

I recently discovered podcasts to help keep my mind occupied at work.. I find myself only tuning in to Weird Darkness now. Everyday at work I tune in and get so gripped at the stories and the narration - Darren is amazing and I love that the host of such an amazing show still tells such great stories and tales after so long! Glad you can help me over come the darkness daily Darren!

bottlebrushtree ,

After being confronted by an entity

In 2004, I've been left with many unanswered questions.
That's how I found you, Darren. I'll write and tell you about it one day. You know what the worst thing is about an experience like mine? It's not being believed. Weird Darkness a great podcast and I certainly appreciate your professionalism. 5 stars. Steve.

allan koia ,

Awesome

I love falling asleep listening to your pod bro. And as a Christ follower I enjoy the scriptures and the encouragement you give in each caste. See you on judgement day bro

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