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The Strange, Dark and Mysterious delivered in podcast format.

MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories MrBallen

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    • 4.9 • 22.5K Ratings

The Strange, Dark and Mysterious delivered in podcast format.

    Episode 57 -- "The Worst Death Story on the Internet"

    Episode 57 -- "The Worst Death Story on the Internet"

    Places you CAN'T GO & people who went anyways...

    • 37 min
    Episode 39 -- "Don't Get in the Water"

    Episode 39 -- "Don't Get in the Water"

    Places you CAN'T GO & people who went there anyways...

    • 35 min
    Episode 37 -- "Do you know how to get to Bells Canyon?"

    Episode 37 -- "Do you know how to get to Bells Canyon?"

    Two horrifying stories about strange things that happened in the wild.

    • 34 min
    Episode 23 -- "The Headless Valley"

    Episode 23 -- "The Headless Valley"

    Located in the northwestern section of Canada lies an 11,000 square mile stretch of untouched wilderness called the "Nahanni Valley" (aka "The Headless Valley"). This area is virtually inaccessible, as there are no roads, trails or other obvious access points. It is full of large dangerous animals, steep cliffs and brutal weather conditions. And it is believed to be haunted. Today's episode is based on the first hand accounts of the people who have actually found a way inside this valley and lived to tell the tale. What they saw and experienced is truly terrifying.

    DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "The Valley of Headless Men" (Here is the link to the video -- https://youtu.be/wF2fa2nY0oo)

    For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

    If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballen

    SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:

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    Main Sources:

    1. "Mysteries of the Nahinni Park Reserve in Canada" -- https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/2018/2/21/mysteries-of-the-nahinni-park-reserve-in-canada

    2. "The Mysterious Valley of the Headless Corpses" -- https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/10/the-mysterious-valley-of-the-headless-corpses/  

    3. "Legends of the Nahanni Valley" -- https://mysteriesofcanada.com/nwt/legends-of-the-nahanni-valley/  

    4. "Nahanni" -- https://www.nfb.ca/film/nahanni/  

    5. "The Obsession of Albert Faille" -- https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1962/10/6/the-obsession-of-albert-faille  

    6. "The Valley of Headless Men -- Nahanni Canada" -- https://buildfutureenergy.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/the-valley-of-headless-men-nahanni-canada-mystery-legend-hollowearth-hmmm-interesting/  

    7. "Top 10 Lesser Known Mysteries" -- https://listverse.com/2010/09/25/top-10-lesser-known-mysteries/  

    8. "The strange deaths of David Horesay and Frederick Hardisty in the Northwest Territories" -- https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/david-horesay-frederick-hardisty  

    9. "Canada: NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: Home of Devils?" -- http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,854301,00.html  

    10. "Canada, The Valley of the Headless Men" -- https://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread787656/pg1 

    11. "Legend of Deadmen Valley" -- https://spectacularnwt.com/story/legend-deadman-valley  

    12. "The Legend of Deadmen Valley" -- https://markozen.com/2017/07/24/the-legend-of-deadman-valley/  

    13. "13 Day Nahanni River Class" -- https://canoenorthadventures.com/adventures/new-nahanni-classic  

    14. "The Yukoner" -- https://www.yukoner.com/Yukoner11pdf.pdf  

    15. "The Haunting History of This Canadian National Park" -- https://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/canada/experiences/news/the-haunting-history-of-this-canadian-national-park

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    • 28 min
    Episode 17 -- "This Island Has a Dark Secret"

    Episode 17 -- "This Island Has a Dark Secret"

    During World War 2, there was a horrific incident that occurred on a small island in the Pacific Ocean. At the time, the details of exactly what happened on this island were made top secret. But in 2004, the US government decided it was time for the public to know the truth. Not only is the story of the Chichijima Incident unbelievable, but the twist at the end will genuinely shock you, especially if you are an American.

    DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "This island kept a dark secret until 2004" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB9-eS44A_8)

    For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

    If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballen

    SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:

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    Main Sources:

    1. Blog post: "Chichijima incident-Cannibalism in WWII and George H.W. Bush’s remarkable survival." -- https://dirkdeklein.net/2016/06/30/chichijima-incident-cannibalism-in-wwii-and-george-h-w-bushs-remarkable-survival/

    2. 9 News write up: "The Chichijima incident: George HW Bush's extraordinary WWII survival story" -- https://www.9news.com.au/world/chichijima-incident-george-hw-bush-extraordinary-wwii-survival-story/b8edd905-c63b-409f-971b-23f08e533389

    3. All That's Interesting write up: "Inside The Chichijima Incident, George H.W. Bush’s Harrowing Escape From Cannibal Enemies During World War II" -- https://allthatsinteresting.com/george-bush-cannibalized-chichijima-incident

    4. Inside Hook write up: "Horrors of History: How George H. W. Bush Dodged Cannibalism Death in WWII" -- https://www.insidehook.com/article/history/the-horrors-of-history-the-cannibalism-of-chichijima

    5. Find a Grave "Marvelle William Mershon" -- https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9206627/marvelle-william-mershon

    6. Find a Grave "ENS Floyd Ewing Hall" -- https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9204880/floyd-ewing-hall

    7. Find a Grave "2LT Warren Earl Vaughn" -- https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56134288/warren-earl-vaughn

    8. Chichijima Incident Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichijima_incident

    9. "Torture, Execution, and Cannibalism on Chichi Jima, and George HW Bush's Narrow Escape" -- https://www.pacificatrocities.org/blog/torture-execution-and-cannibalism-on-chichi-jima-and-george-hw-bushs-narrow-escape

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22.5K Ratings

22.5K Ratings

Grace_450 ,

Love your podcast

Love the podcast but I am really upset that you moved everything to Amazon so now I have to go pay for that just to hear your new podcast. I really wish you did not have to do this.

AuntieNV ,

NEED MORE

I didn’t think that I was going like this podcast, because I have been searching for a true story podcast from this genre that did it for me, but have so far failed. So I figured I’d give it a try and holy moly, he got my attention, chose the best stories to tell, and sounded better than most of the people on podcast like these, which really makes a difference for me. Now, my only problem is that I want more. That’s the best problem to have.

Sierra2596 ,

Where is the AMAZING MR BALLAN?!?!

October 31 was the last episode? Is he taking a break for the holidays? Love this show and want more!!!

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