225 episodes

The Strange, Dark & Mysterious delivered in podcast format.
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    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 23.9K Ratings

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The Strange, Dark & Mysterious delivered in podcast format.
Follow the MrBallen Podcast on Amazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes publish twice a week—every Monday and Thursday. Prime members can listen to new episodes 1-month early and all episodes ad-free on Amazon Music. Wondery+ subscribers can listen ad-free in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts.

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    The Last Night Out (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

    The Last Night Out (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

    One night in October of 2001, a young woman named Amy, and her friend whose name was Eric, were at a dance club in Portland, Maine. Amy was having fun, but Eric wasn't. He seemed bored and maybe a little annoyed. Amy tried to convince him to come out onto the dance floor to dance with her, but Eric wasn't interested. So, Amy wandered off to the dance floor alone. Eric watched her for a moment, then left for the bathroom. However, when he came back, Amy was gone. And 72 hours later, just about everyone in the state of Maine was asking the same question... where did Amy go?




    For 100s more stories like these, check out our main 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

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    • 37 min
    Into the Woods

    Into the Woods

    In late July of 1988, two hunters were walking up this steep mountain trail in Colorado looking for a place to set up for the day. As they were walking, they eventually left the trail and began meandering through the trees looking for a clearing. At some point, they spotted one up ahead, but in this clearing was this really bright white thing at the base of one of the trees. So the two hunters walked up to see what this white thing was, and when they saw it, they both knew immediately that this was something no one was supposed to see…

    Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "Into the Woods" -- Two hunters in Colorado stumble upon something no one was ever supposed to see (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/JsDQD4AmwQY?feature=shared)


    For 100s more stories like these, check out our main 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

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    • 29 min
    The Psychic and The Talking Bird (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

    The Psychic and The Talking Bird (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

    On May 13, 2015, a police officer in Michigan named Gary Wilson rushed to the scene of a double suicide. When he got there, he went inside the dark house and made his way to the bedroom where the two bodies were located. Wilson took a look at one of the bodies and then turned to check on the other, and when he did, he immediately noticed something. Something that was so surprising the officer nearly fainted from shock. However, this crazy discovery was only one small aspect of one of the most bizarre cases this officer would ever investigate.




    For 100s more stories like these, check out our main 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

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    • 42 min
    Fan Favorite - "Dead Man Walking"

    Fan Favorite - "Dead Man Walking"

    This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 48.

    In 2004, a woman living in Nashville, Tennessee, was sitting up in her bed one night trying to get some homework done for a Bible study class. As she sat there, she started to feel tired and so she decided to call it a night. She bookmarked the page she was on, and leaned over to put her Bible on the bed side table, when she suddenly froze. The house was supposed to be empty, her family was out for the night... but now, standing at the foot of her bed was a person, just staring up at her... and this person was dead.




    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

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    • 50 min
    Listen Now: Bedtime Stories

    Listen Now: Bedtime Stories

    From Ballen Studios, welcome to Bedtime Stories. From the paranormal to the supernatural, unsolved mysteries, strange deaths, cryptids, and the most disturbing of true crime, we’ll bring you stories from around the world, all told in a unique and bone-chilling way. New episodes every Wednesday.




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    • 7 min
    Unfriended (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

    Unfriended (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

    The man’s cousin had been gunned down just two days earlier in a double homicide that shocked the little town of Mountain City, Tennessee. And now, on February 2, 2012, the detectives wanted his help. But the man just slouched in his chair, muttering one word answers and never even taking off his sunglasses. The detectives stared at the man for the longest time, waiting to see if he would tell them anything useful. Finally, the man started looking all around him like he was searching for a hidden camera and said something startling: “Is the CIA here?” The detectives had no idea why the American spy agency would be interested in a Tennessee murder case. But now they needed to find out.




    For 100s more stories like these, check out our main 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

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23.9K Ratings

23.9K Ratings

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Something truly different!

LOVE this podcast. You never know what kind of content you are going to hear but it is always well planned, well said and most importantly super strange. As an avid true crime watcher/reader/listener it is rare that I come across a story I don’t already know about. In every other podcast, I will skip an episode if I already know the case but this podcast makes sure to tell the story from a perspective that absolutely no one else does, so even if you know the story it’s like you are hearing it for the first time. This pod gets me through my busy day! 1000/10 recommend.

Plumi.e ,

Worst story teller

Flat silly reading. Needs editing. Boring

Jayv21 ,

Where has this been!

Absolutely love the plot twists and the back story of John Allen.

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