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Voice artist Darren Marlar narrates true stories of real paranormal events and true crime.

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 10 Ratings

Voice artist Darren Marlar narrates true stories of real paranormal events and true crime.

    “THE WEREWOLF OF DEFIANCE” and 3 More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “THE WEREWOLF OF DEFIANCE” and 3 More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “THE WEREWOLF OF DEFIANCE” and 3 More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE this episode with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or mysteries like you do! Telling others about Weird Darkness helps make it possible for me to keep doing the podcast!

    IN THIS EPISODE: Defiance Ohio is a small town that reported a rash of werewolf sightings in the early 1970's, and it's a legend that still persists to this day. (The Werewolf of Defiance) *** What would happen if the First Lady of the United States disclosed that she believed she traveled with extraterrestrials to Venus? That’s exactly what happened to the First Lady of Japan! (First Contact With The First Lady) *** The island of Guam is well known for the part it played in World War II – but 120 miles northeast of Guam is the tiny island of Tinian, and while it too had a part in World War II, it also contains secrets millennia old of a people that might have existed before the oldest people recorded living there. (The Mysterious People Before Time) *** Robert Nelson had no professional background in medicine or refrigeration, he didn’t even have a college degree, but this everyday TV repairman found himself in the center of the cryogenics movement – and that’s when things started to get messy. (Cryogenics And The TV Repairman)
    STORY SOURCES AND MUSIC CREDITS…
    (Over time links 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 the show notes immediately.)
    “Cryogenics And The TV Repairman” by Marco Margaritoff for All That’s Interesting https://tinyurl.com/yaowv6j6
    “First Contact With The First Lady” from AncientCode.com: https://tinyurl.com/yxww2yv2
    “The Mysterious People Before Time” by A. Sutherland for AncientPages.com: https://tinyurl.com/yyuzyu4g
    “The Werewolf of Defiance” from ArmedWithSilver.com: https://tinyurl.com/y4zlhnxh
    “Ohio Police Capture Drunken Local Werewolf” by Jack Dickey for Deadspin.com: https://tinyurl.com/y6rpckbv
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music, varying by episode, 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. 


    ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “The Showers” episode: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/5433
    “Insane Things You Probably Forgot Happened in 2020” episode: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/8280
    Defiance werewolf, “Toledo Blade” newspaper articles: Article One= https://tinyurl.com/y3dtkx4v, Article Two= https://tinyurl.com/y2q2c8tl, Article Three= https://tinyurl.com/y5l89z25
    Defiance werewolf, Crescent...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    “TERRIFYING TRUE CASES OF MUNCHAUSEN BY PROXY” and more! #WeirdDarkness

    “TERRIFYING TRUE CASES OF MUNCHAUSEN BY PROXY” and more! #WeirdDarkness

    “TERRIFYING TRUE CASES OF MUNCHAUSEN BY PROXY” and more! #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE this episode with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or mysteries like you do! Telling others about Weird Darkness helps make it possible for me to keep doing the podcast!

    IN THIS EPISODE: We’ll look at the disturbing case of Dee Dee Blanchard who suffered from a horrible mental condition that caused her to torture her daughter – and we’ll look at similar, terrifying cases of other people doing the same to those under their care and supervision. It’s the sinister truth of Munchausen by proxy. (The Disturbing Truth Behind ‘Mommy Dead and Dearest’) (Other True Cases of Munchausen by Proxy) *** It was 1909, and Bud and Temple Abernathy rode their horses, just the two of them, from Oklahoma to Santa Fe… and then made the return trip home. A 1,300-mile horseback trip. Big deal you say? That’s what life was like back then, you say? What if I told you that Bud was only 9 years old, and Temple was only five? (The Astounding Adventures of the Abernathy Boys)
    STORY SOURCES AND MUSIC CREDITS…
    (Over time links 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 the show notes immediately.)
    “The Disturbing Truth Behind ‘Mommy Dead and Dearest’” by Stefanie Hammond for Graveyard Shift: https://tinyurl.com/yxhgf866
    “Other True Cases of Munchausen by Proxy” by Carly Carano for Unspeakable Times: https://tinyurl.com/y485ykp5
    “The Astounding Adventures of the Abernathy Boys” by M.J. Alexander for 405 Magazine: https://tinyurl.com/y5c8grn9
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music, varying by episode, 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. 


    ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “THE NIGHT WITCHES” episode: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/6637 
    TRANSCRIPT FOR THIS EPISODE (if available): Visit WeirdDarkness.com, search for the title of this episode, click on episode photo, then scroll down the blog post. Transcript will be at the bottom of the blog post.
    HOT 50 CHART VOTING: https://WeirdDarkness.com/VOTE
    BECOME A PATRON: https://WeirdDarkness.com/Patron
    (Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
    WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS OR BE A SPONSOR?
    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...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    “THE CHAIR THAT MURDERS PEOPLE” and 4 More Scary Paranormal Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “THE CHAIR THAT MURDERS PEOPLE” and 4 More Scary Paranormal Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE this episode with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or mysteries like you do! Telling others about Weird Darkness helps make it possible for me to keep doing the podcast!

    IN THIS WEEKEND DARK ARCHIVES EPISODE FROM DECEMBER 09, 2018: An 11-year-old boy experiences the extraterrestrial in his own back yard. *** Floating white mist, pink orbs, ghosts, and more – and they all reside in Fiddletown, California. *** Charles E. Peck was killed instantly in a horrible 2008 Metrolink commercial train accident, but before anyone knew he was dead, his family members received 35 calls from his phone for several hours following the disaster. *** A museum has hung a chair from the ceiling, specifically to keep people from sitting in it. Not because they are afraid it will break – but because they are afraid the chair will kill you.
    STORY SOURCES AND MUSIC CREDITS…
    (Over time links 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 the show notes immediately.)
    “UFO In My Front Yard” by Blake Lacy: https://tinyurl.com/y4vg26zn
    “Haunted Fiddletown” by paranormal investigator Paul Dale Roberts: https://tinyurl.com/yxjp9fr5
    “This Man Kept Calling His Loved Ones… Even Though He’d Been Dead For Hours” by Erin McCann: https://tinyurl.com/y3onuq2o
    “The Deathly Stoop Chair of Thomas Busby”: https://tinyurl.com/ybbmabu4
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music, varying by episode, 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. 


    ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    TRANSCRIPT FOR THIS EPISODE (if available): Visit WeirdDarkness.com, search for the title of this episode, click on episode photo, then scroll down the blog post. Transcript will be at the bottom of the blog post.
    HOT 50 CHART VOTING: https://WeirdDarkness.com/VOTE
    BECOME A PATRON: https://WeirdDarkness.com/Patron
    (Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
    WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS OR BE A SPONSOR?
    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 registered trademark....

    • 38 min
    “THE LADY IN WHITE” and 2 More Scary Paranormal Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “THE LADY IN WHITE” and 2 More Scary Paranormal Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE this episode with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or mysteries like you do! Telling others about Weird Darkness helps make it possible for me to keep doing the podcast!

    IN THIS DARK ARCHIVES EPISODE FROM DECEMBER 08, 2018: This episode has three stories of the creepypasta genre. Unfortunately, the original show notes have been lost to some type of internet interdimensional sinkhole, so they are not available, and neither is the transcript; but the audio is still intact, which means I can still share it with you.

    STORY SOURCES AND MUSIC CREDITS…
    (Over time links 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 the show notes immediately.)
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music, varying by episode, 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. 


    ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    TRANSCRIPT FOR THIS EPISODE (if available): Visit WeirdDarkness.com, search for the title of this episode, click on episode photo, then scroll down the blog post. Transcript will be at the bottom of the blog post.
    HOT 50 CHART VOTING: https://WeirdDarkness.com/VOTE
    BECOME A PATRON: https://WeirdDarkness.com/Patron
    (Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
    WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS OR BE A SPONSOR?
    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 registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2020.
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    • 45 min
    #DarkChapters “THEY MADE A TONIC” #WeirdDarkness

    #DarkChapters “THEY MADE A TONIC” #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE this episode with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or mysteries like you do! Telling others about Weird Darkness helps make it possible for me to keep doing the podcast!

    IN THIS EPISODE: “They Made a Tonic” from the book, “The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures” by Aaron Mahnke: http://amzn.to/2mJRIxH

    STORY SOURCES AND MUSIC CREDITS…
    (Over time links 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 the show notes immediately.)
    “They Made a Tonic” from the book, “The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures” by Aaron Mahnke: http://amzn.to/2mJRIxH
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music, varying by episode, 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. 


    ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    TRANSCRIPT FOR THIS EPISODE (if available): Visit WeirdDarkness.com, search for the title of this episode, click on episode photo, then scroll down the blog post. Transcript will be at the bottom of the blog post.
    HOT 50 CHART VOTING: https://WeirdDarkness.com/VOTE
    BECOME A PATRON: https://WeirdDarkness.com/Patron
    (Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
    WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS OR BE A SPONSOR?
    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 registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2020.
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    • 20 min
    “THE LINGERING GHOST OF MA BARKER” and 2 More Terrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “THE LINGERING GHOST OF MA BARKER” and 2 More Terrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE this episode with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or mysteries like you do! Telling others about Weird Darkness helps make it possible for me to keep doing the podcast!

    IN THIS DARK ARCHIVES EPISODE WITH STORIES FROM DECEMBER 02, 2018: The Lingering Ghost of “Ma” Barker haunts the shores of Lake Weir in Florida. *** Sex with ghosts… is it erotic or horrific? *** An axe-wielding maniac stalked the streets of the Big Easy, and the only way to avoid slaughter was to play jazz.
    STORY SOURCES AND MUSIC CREDITS…
    (Over time links 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 the show notes immediately.)
    “Ghost Sex: Erotic or Horrific” written by G. Michael Vasey: http://amzn.to/2FQGHTV
    “The Lingering Ghost of ‘Ma Barker”: https://tinyurl.com/y5pdb6rd
    “The Axman of New Orleans”: https://tinyurl.com/y46okmow
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music, varying by episode, 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. 


    ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    TRANSCRIPT FOR THIS EPISODE (if available): Visit WeirdDarkness.com, search for the title of this episode, click on episode photo, then scroll down the blog post. Transcript will be at the bottom of the blog post.
    HOT 50 CHART VOTING: https://WeirdDarkness.com/VOTE
    BECOME A PATRON: https://WeirdDarkness.com/Patron
    (Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
    WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS OR BE A SPONSOR?
    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 registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2020.
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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 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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