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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 • 3.6K 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

    “BEAR WITH ME” by Scott Donnelly #MicroTerrors

    “BEAR WITH ME” by Scott Donnelly #MicroTerrors

    Tell your friends about Micro Terrors – and find more family-friendly frights and creepy games to play on our website - http://MicroTerrors.com! And be sure to subscribe to the podcast at https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/microterrors!
    Visit our website: https://MicroTerrors.com
    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/microterrors
    Other stories, novels, and more from author Scott Donnelly: https://amzn.to/3LymHaU
    Other narrations, podcasts, and audiobooks from voice artist Darren Marlar: https://WeirdDarkness.com
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    Weird Darkness®, 2023. Weird Darkness©, 2024
    “Micro Terrors: Scary Stories for Kids”™ 2024

    • 8 min
    “PERNICIOUS POLTERGEISTS AND MURDEROUS MANIFESTATIONS” and more! #RetroRadio #WeirdDarkness

    “PERNICIOUS POLTERGEISTS AND MURDEROUS MANIFESTATIONS” and more! #RetroRadio #WeirdDarkness

    Full Episode Notes: https://weirddarkness.com/pernicious-poltergeists-and-murderous-manifestations/
    IN THIS EPISODE: “Homicidal Poltergeists” *** “The Ghost of a Serial Killer Lurks Within This Abandoned Farmhouse” *** “The Argentina Entity” *** “Ghostly Voice Causes Hiker To Get Lost” *** “The Strange Mystery of the Eddy Brothers” *** “It Was My Duty To Kill Him” *** “Red McLaughlin’s Last Swim” *** “The Vanishing of the Springfield Three” *** “The Clay Pigeon of the Underworld” *** “The Unlucky Widow of Gangland Chicago” *** “Caught Between Heaven and Hell”

    YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…
    00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open
    00:04:46.082 = CBS Radio Mystery Theater, “Picture On A Wall” (October 15, 1974)
    00:51:30.587 = Weird Darkness, “Homicidal Poltergeists Part 1”
    00:57:11.081 = The Haunting Hour, “Ptolemy’s Grave” (1945)
    01:25:20.151 = Weird Darkness, “Homicidal Poltergeists Part 2”
    01:35:10.815 = The Hermit’s Cave, “Reflected Image” (Air Date Unknown)
    02:01:55.533 = Weird Darkness, “Homicidal Poltergeists, Part 3”
    02:04:26.447 = Weird Darkness, “The Ghost of a Serial Killer Lurks Within This Abandoned Farmhouse”
    02:13:07.974 = Mystery Is My Hobby, “Buried Treasure Map” (Air Date Unknown)
    02:37:49.128 = Weird Darkness, “The Argentina Entity”
    02:42:10.767 = Weird Darkness, “Ghostly Voice Causes Hiker to Get Lost”
    02:46:56.707 = House of Mystery, “Monster In The Lake” (May 08, 1945)
    03:02:19.869 = Weird Darkness, “The Strange Mystery of the Eddy Brothers, Part 1”
    03:13:11.852 = I Love a Mystery, “Secret Passage To Death, Part 1”
    03:28:40.344 = I Love a Mystery, “Secret Passage To Death, Part 2”
    03:42:13.619 = I Love a Mystery, “Secret Passage To Death, Part 3” (poor audio quality)
    04:11:19.224 = Weird Darkness, “The Strange Mystery of the Eddy Brothers, Part 2”
    04:26:10.536 = Incredible But True, “Mr. Watt’s Awakening”
    04:29:54.189 = Inner Sanctum, “Dead Freight” (May 18, 1941)
    04:52:31.116 = Weird Darkness, “The Strange Mystery of the Eddy Brothers, Part 3”
    04:58:19.354 = The Key, “Bank Robbery” (Air Date Unknown)
    05:24:23.206 = Weird Darkness, “It Was My Duty To Kill Him”
    05:31:19.521 = Weird Darkness, “The Clay Pigeon of the Underworld”
    05:47:08.123 = Lights Out, “The Story of Mr. Maggs” (December 01, 1942)
    06:15:54.122 = Weird Darkness, “The Vanishing of the Springfield Three”
    06:23:36.483 = Weird Darkness, “Red McLaughlin’s Last Swim”
    06:30:31.909 = Lux Radio Theater, “Sorry, Wrong Number” (January 09, 1950)
    07:30:20.235 = Show Close

    SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…
    “Homicidal Poltergeists” by Sean Casteel: http://bit.ly/2R8tgEV
    “The Ghost of a Serial Killer Lurks Within This Abandoned Farmhouse” from Backpackerverse: http://bit.ly/2F2XaFW
    “The Argentina Entity” posted at Inexplicata: http://www.inexplicata.blogspot.com/
    “Ghostly Voice Causes Hiker To Get Lost” by Steve Almasy: https://cnn.it/2WAxw1j
    “The Strange Mystery of the Eddy Brothers” from the book “Hauntings of America” by Troy Taylor: https://amzn.to/2F5zroC
    “It Was My Duty To Kill Him” by Troy Taylor: http://bit.ly/2R6KMtd
    “Red McLaughlin’s Last Swim” by Troy Taylor: a href="http://bit.ly/31nQuM5" target="_blank"...

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

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

    IN THIS EPISODE: 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. 

    YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…
    00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview
    00:01:29.615 = Show Open
    00:03:02.464 = The Axman of New Orleans
    00:11:12.622 = Ghost Sex: Erotic or Horrific


    SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…
    “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.
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    (Over time links seen above 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 these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
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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
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    WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.
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    Originally aired: January 24, 2021

    • 1 hr 18 min
    “GHASTLY AND GRIM GREMLINS” #RetroRadio #WeirdDarkness

    “GHASTLY AND GRIM GREMLINS” #RetroRadio #WeirdDarkness

    IN THIS EPISODE: Like an episode of the Twilight Zone, a Qantas flight had to make an emergency landing when a hole appeared seemingly out of nowhere, puncturing in the fuselage and causing the cabin to suddenly lose pressure. Could it truly be possible that gremlins are to blame? (Gremlins On The Attack) *** We’ll also hear from a former member of the Royal Air Force with his own thoughts and research about gremlins. (The Gremlin Question) *** They worked in great secrecy. Their goal was to create a society without a King and Church. They were the Illuminati… but do they still exist? (Secret Society of the Illuminati) *** Is a modern-day wolf-man prowling the woods of central England? (Something Sinister at a Cemetery) *** On December 13, 1932, Edna Murray made her escape from the Women’s state penitentiary at Jefferson City, Missouri. The “Kissing Bandit” had escaped again… for the third time. (Escape of the Kissing Bandit) *** A college student reads about how his college is haunted – which might explain the strange goings-on in his dorm room. (Invisible Stalker) *** Greensboro student Maddie thought her apartment might be haunted when clothes vanished and noises came out of nowhere. The truth was even more terrifying. (Closet Criminal) *** Is it possible that OJ Simpson’s son Jason was the true killer of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown? (O.J. Simpson: A Killer In The Family) *** What compelled young priests in training to commit suicide in Room 2 of Ireland’s national seminary? (The Ghost Room of Maynooth) *** An Oxford University professor claims aliens are already breeding with humans on earth – could he be right? (Are Aliens Breeding With Humans?) *** After murdering his wife and attempting to kill his children, then unsuccessfully trying to kill himself, Henry Rathbone claimed it was all due to a curse he believed he brought onto himself – which began at the death of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. (The Assassination Curse) *** Is it possible that the Early Middle Ages, years 614-911 A.D. never existed? That’s the claim of an extremely controversial theory. (The Phantom Time Hypothesis) *** A man is convinced his Swedish grandmother continues to look in on him, even years after her death. (The Seventh Daughter of the Seventh Daughter)

    YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS…
    00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open
    00:03:53.314 = The Strange Dr. Weird, “House Where Death Lives” (November 07, 1944)
    00:17:49.961 = Weird Darkness, “Gremlins On The Attack”
    00:26:50.010 = Dreadful John at Midnight, “Ghost Hunt” (Air Date Unknown)
    00:43:21.036 = Weird Darkness, “The Gremlin Question, Part 1”
    00:50:37.839 = Drop Dead (Air Date Unknown)
    01:28:17.713 = Weird Darkness, “The Gremlin Question, Part 2”
    01:32:51.309 = Weird Darkness, “Secret Society of the Illuminati”
    01:40:38.748 = Eleventh Hour, “Truckload of Nitro” (Air Date Unknown)
    02:09:13.207 = Weird Darkness, “Something Sinister at a Cemetery”
    02:16:38.580 = Escape, “The Man Who Would Be King” (July 07, 1947)
    02:47:07.882 = Weird Darkness, “Escape of the Kissing Bandit”
    02:54:11.257 = Murder By Experts, “It’s Luck That Counts” (August 29, 1949)
    03:24:29.840 = Weird Darkness, “Invisible Stalker”
    03:29:00.676 = Weird Darkness, “Closet Criminal”
    03:33:57.920 = Exploring Tomorrow, “Desert Object” (December 25, 1957)
    03:54:00.870 = Weird Darkness, “O.J. Simpson: A Killer In The Family”
    04:06:39.123 = Five After The Hour, “Man Around The House” (June 13, 1945)
    04:32:11.605 = Weird Darkness, “The Ghost Room of Maynooth”
    04:40:13.039 = Hall of Fantasy, “Markheim” (April 24, 1947)
    05:07:35.976 = Weird Darkness, “The Assassination Curse”
    05:12:22.611 = Weird Darkness, “The Phantom Time Hypothesis”
    05:17:10.630 = Weird Darkness, “The Seventh Daughter of the Seventh Daughter”
    05:21:02.116 = Haunted, Tales of the Supernatural,...

    • 5 hr 49 min
    “THE TWELVE RULES” by David Pointer #WeirdDarkness #Darkives

    “THE TWELVE RULES” by David Pointer #WeirdDarkness #Darkives

    IN THIS EPISODE: It’s a creepypasta I narrated years ago that has become a fan favorite. It’s a story from David Pointer entitled simply, “The 12 Rules”.

    SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…
    “The 12 Rules” by David Pointer: http://bit.ly/2YihdaT
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library.
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    (Over time links seen above 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 these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
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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
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    WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.
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    Originally aired: December, 2018

    CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/the-twelve-rules/

    • 2 hr 56 min
    “THE WHISTLING GHOST OF CALKE ABBEY” and More Creepy True Stories! #WeirdDarkness #Darkives

    “THE WHISTLING GHOST OF CALKE ABBEY” and More Creepy True Stories! #WeirdDarkness #Darkives

    IN THIS EPISODE: Nuns that meow like cats, people who can’t stop laughing maniacally, an entire high school begins twitching… even the Salem witch trials. Just a few of the 8 cases of mass hysteria I’ll be sharing with you. *** January 7, 1950, events began in what became one of the strangest disappearances of the middle twentieth century – the vanishing of a West Point cadet. *** Visitors to Calke Abbey have reported a strange atmosphere of sadness and foreboding and many have reported being scared by the sounds of a tin whistle. *** We’ve all heard of the Bermuda Triangle – but there are strange, anomalies worldwide – and one in Russia is known as the “M Triangle”. *** As far back as the 19th century, a hairy monster has been frightening guests of an Irish castle. *** When living in a home built in the 1800s, it might be expected to have something paranormal living with you.

    SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…
    “The Whistling Ghost of Calke Abbey”: https://tinyurl.com/y53zgov3
    “The M-Triangle”: https://tinyurl.com/y582ymo6
    “Arkaim Anomalous Zone”: https://tinyurl.com/y465d3u7
    “Hairy Monster Frightening The Guests Of The Irish Castle”: https://tinyurl.com/y5gbnbx2
    “The Haunted Farmhouse”: https://tinyurl.com/yyncsbyo
    “8 Strange Cases of Mass Hysteria”: https://tinyurl.com/y6ja9ezo
    “The Vanished Cadet”: https://tinyurl.com/y4h8et3p
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library.
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    (Over time links seen above 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 these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
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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
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    WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness.
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    Originally aired: December 01, 2018

    CUSTOM LANDING PAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/whistling-ghost-of-calke-abbey/

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

Reddy2roc ,

About this weird darkness

What’s to say this is my favorite podcast. Great stories and lots of interesting content. Thank you for sharing your thoughts as well. The stories are very great stories.

This is an excellent podcast it’s a podcast I feel everyone should listen to. I’m tellingy friends and family about this podcast all the time. 👽☄️💥👍🏼

orinoco500 ,

One of The Best, it used to be. (Update)

I am sad to rewrite this review, I never had any complaint and really enjoy the podcast, even with all the rrepeats is was good but latetly they have been combining episodes with retor radio and I don't like it because I don't get to choose what I want to listen. Please go back to separating the retor radio with the regular episodes.

NenaT. ,

Great shows, so entertaining and diverse.

Dear D. I love your podcast all of it. I feel bad you have to explain yourself for the format you choose to do although I understand why you do it. Just a guess here but if your downloads are a bit less it may be just because there are way too many podcasts out there and it’s hard to get to all of them. I know it was why I haven’t listen to you for a bit, but I am back and I am not going away. I especially love your light episode endings. I agree been a Christian is hard and a responsibility because we know! That’s why they say ignorance is a blessing and we don’t have that luxury by choice…which in my personal experience it’s much better for the world. Stay strong and keep putting those episodes. I’ll be listening from Northridge, CA. 🤗

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