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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

    “How Can I Know If I’m In The Book Of Life?” #ChurchOfTheUndead

    “How Can I Know If I’m In The Book Of Life?” #ChurchOfTheUndead

    IN THIS EPISODE: The Bible teaches that the Book of Life is the register of everyone who is going to heaven. Very simply, if your name is not in the Book of Life then you’re not going to heaven. So… how do you know if your name is written in the book?

    Hear previous messages and find our social media at https://WeirdDarkness.com/Church! Please share this podcast with your friends, family, and co-workers, and post a link to this episode in your own social media! Thank you, and God bless!
    MENTIONS, SOURCES, AND LINKS…
    Original article by Roger Barrier: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/yckmfnt5
    (Over time links can and may become invalid, disappear, or have different content.)
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    Darren Marlar is a licensed minister through the Universal Life Church: https://www.themonastery.org. Find his other podcast, Weird Darkness, in your favorite podcast app at https://weirddarkness.com/listen. “Church Of The Undead” theme music by Epidemic Sound.
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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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    Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness
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    Weird Darkness® and Church Of The Undead™ are trademarked. Copyright © 2024.


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    • 10 min
    “THE CROGLIN GRANGE VAMPIRE” and More Scary True Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness #Darkives

    “THE CROGLIN GRANGE VAMPIRE” and More Scary True Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness #Darkives

    IN THIS EPISODE: A "DARKIVES" episode from April 2018! *** A man in the 1800s writes his autobiography, and it includes the true story of a centuries-old vampire! *** Best friends from high school reunite many years later – but the personality of one of them grows darker and darker by the day! *** What was supposed to be a day of joy and merriment at the circus turns into horror and death for those in attendance! *** An aspiring Hollywood actress kisser her 5-year-old daughter goodbye, and walks out the door never to be seen again! *** A girls night at a cabin becomes spooky for one of them when she wakes in the middle of the night! *** A family moves into a vacant home only to find out it’s not vacant! *** A peaceful breakfast at a hotel is interrupted by four gunshots, the death of a guest, and the unusual confession of the woman found holding the gun! *** A centuries-old curse was placed upon a small Connecticut town, turning it into a horrible place where people committed suicide or went insane! *** A fisherman experiences a very odd creature that defies explanation! *** Anjette Lyles - a mother, widow, sought-after lover and companion, restaurant owner, and mass murderer!

    SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…
    “She Hates Men” by ValkriCry for Your Ghost Stories: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4hdbczm8
    “Horror Under The Big Top” by Troy Taylor from the book “And Hell Followed With It”: https://amzn.to/2qRfFGa
    “The Chilling Disappearance of Jean Spangler” by Jessica Ferri for The Line Up: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/5fma4v77
    “Specter in Blue Jeans” submitted anonymously
    “Echoes of a Home Invasion” submitted by Chuck James to My Haunted Life Too: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/ytz7a24h
    “I Have Shot My Husband” by Robert Wilhelm for Murder By Gaslight: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/6uz9a5kk
    “Restaurateur of Death” by Ciarin Conliffe for Head Stuff: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4pz7d9tt
    “Croglin Grange Vampire of Cumberland” by Les Hewitt for Historic Mysteries: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/yex2hpwb
    “Something Wicked In The Woods” from Ghosts N Ghouls (link no longer valid)
    “Cursed Dudleytown” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/bf3668np
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Weird Darkness “DARKIVES” theme by Manuel Marino.
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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: April, 2018

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    “SUSPENSE!” 5-HOUR MARATHON 013 #WeirdDarkness #RetroRadio

    “SUSPENSE!” 5-HOUR MARATHON 013 #WeirdDarkness #RetroRadio

    Get full-length pulp audiobooks, pulp eBooks, and old-time radio shows ABSOLUTELY FREE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD by emailing WeirdDarkness@RadioArchives.com! Get the commercial-free version by joining the Darkness Syndicate at https://weirddarkness.com/syndicate!
    When the dramatic anthology series "Suspense" premiered over CBS Radio on June 17, 1942, it did so as both a summer series and as a sustaining program. The network had no idea how well the series would perform - its only previous showcase was as an hour-long audition on the 1940 series "Forecast" - so running out and getting a sponsor didn’t seem to be important at that particular stage. Besides, in the show’s salad days, the guest stars that did appear were of considerably low wattage. But as "Suspense" grew in popularity and began to attract a more upscale acting clientele anxious to participate in “radio’s outstanding theater of thrills,” finding someone to pick up the weekly tab became a top priority for CBS. Luckily, in December 2, 1943, the series found its 'angel' in the sponsorship of Roma Wines. "Suspense’s" long association with Roma (and co-branded Cresta Blanca) was good for both the series and the company; a bigger budget attracted bigger guest stars and, as the program began to climb in the ratings, the company began to enjoy substantial profits. This fruitful arrangement came to an end on November 20, 1947. Roma had been admittedly seeing other programs behind "Suspense’s" back and the bright array of top Hollywood talent began to dim a bit as many of the stars began to tire of the program. CBS rolled the dice and took one heck of a chance in keeping "Suspense" on the air; the network still felt that the series was popular with audiences and they agreed to sustain the program until another sponsor could be found. How serious was CBS about keeping its prestige show? Beginning January 3, 1948, "Suspense" was moved to Saturday nights and was broadcast from 8:00 to 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. That’s right: a full hour of “Suspense.” Hour-long dramatic shows were a gamble at best; many stars tended to shun these programs - a half-hour show was grueling enough to get through - and only a few, "The Lux Radio Theater" being the best example, managed to continue on the air for very long. But Lux had a sponsor all too willing to write checks on a weekly basis...while CBS, without a sponsor to back them up, was still the sole support of "Suspense." What's more, the network learned soon enough that by doubling the show from half-hour to hour-long status, they had to double the pay of the individuals working on the show as well. (Networks, as a rule, cringe at the thought of giving money away.) To jazz up "Suspense," CBS hired actor Robert Montgomery to be the host and occasional performer, figuring that on the weeks when they had to resort to a less-than "A" list of guest stars, at least Montgomery would be around to provide a certain degree of glitter. Montgomery, at it turned out, made appearances in quite a few of the hour-long shows, including both the premiere, “The Black Curtain”, and most notably in “Night Must Fall”, which allowed him to reprise the role he had created in the 1937 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture of the same name. "Suspense’s" hour-long experiment closed up shop on May 15, 1948 and the show moved back to Thursday night in its familiar half-hour form through September 1962.
    00:00:00.000 = INTRODUCTION
    00:01:54.350 = The Lucky Lady (February 14, 1946)
    00:32:10.863 = Consequences (February 21, 1946)
    01:02:27.676 = Black Path of Fear (March 07, 1946)
    01:28:53.720 = No More Alice (March 14, 1946)
    01:59:25.121 = The Lonely Road (March 21, 1946)
    02:30:10.968 = Out Of Control (March 28, 1946)br...

    • 5 hr 1 min
    “THE BLACK-EYED KIDS SELFIE” and More Scary Stories! #WeirdDarkness #Darkive

    “THE BLACK-EYED KIDS SELFIE” and More Scary Stories! #WeirdDarkness #Darkive

    IN THIS EPISODE: An extra-long DARKIVE episode from April, 2018!

    SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…
    “The Haunted Hotel Room” submitted by Keith R.: http://bit.ly/2GOo6KH
    “I Found a Black-Eyed Kid Selfie On My Phone” submitted by Matteo S.: http://bit.ly/2GNuNg1
    “Something Haunts Oregon’s Caves” submitted by Bill C.: http://bit.ly/2GNuOk5
    “Awakened By Ghostly Rapping On The Window” submitted anonymously: http://bit.ly/2GPPYhC
    “Battle With Evil On The Doorstep” submitted by Kamen: http://bit.ly/2GObEL0
    “Halloween Nightmare” submitted by Black Cat: http://bit.ly/2GQQhsF
    “Empusa – Shape Shifting Evil Female Demon in Greek Myth and Folklore”: (link no longer available)
    “Willow Lake” submitted by Robert Comber: http://bit.ly/2GPkybf
    “Is South Carolina’s Poinsett Bridge Haunted?” used by permission from GhostsNGhouls.com (link to story no longer available)
    “The Mystery Of The Blinking Mummy Of Rosalia Lombardo” used by permission from Message to Eagle: http://ow.ly/o6Ej302m2z8
    “Ordsall Hall” submitted by Alan Toner (from his book, “100 True Ghost Stories”): https://amzn.to/2GvHltY
    “The White Dog” submitted by Cindy Parmiter (from her book, “More Tales Too Strange To Be Fiction”): https://amzn.to/2JkF7LV
    “America’s Not-So Famous Haunted Houses” used by permission from Troy Taylor: http://bit.ly/2XUQRv8
    “The Frightening Edinburgh Vaults of the Dead” by Ellen Lloyd: http://bit.ly/2XStq5r
    “Ghost Tornado” (link no longer exists)
    “The Bizarre Disappearance of Keith Reinhard” by Les Hewitt: http://bit.ly/2XTsuOj
    “Paranormal Experiences Come From Another Dimension” by Matthew Loffhagen: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2wyjc86p
    “Mystery of the Deadly Double Dice” by Brent Swancer: http://bit.ly/2XYMEqj
    “The Chilling, Unsolved Dardeen Family Murders” by Orrin Grey: http://bit.ly/2XTWbPg
    “The Strange Haunting of the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier”: http://bit.ly/2XO3R5w
    “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing” by Troy Taylor from the book “Dead Men Do Tell Tales”: https://amzn.to/2JRCzFr
    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...

    • 2 hr 33 min
    “BATTLE WITH A OUIJA BOARD ENTITY” and More True Scary Paranormal Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “BATTLE WITH A OUIJA BOARD ENTITY” and More True Scary Paranormal Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    IN THIS EPISODE: A Darkive episode from 2016! *** “Night Time Visitor” *** “Mother’s Voice” *** “Battle With a Ouija Board Entity” *** “Graveyard Banshee Scream” *** “Our Pets Sensed It” *** “Florida Panhandler” *** “Held Down By a Ghost: A Terrifying Waking Experience” *** “A Disembodied Voice” *** “Could Your School Be Haunted?” *** “The Brewster Projects Poltergeist” *** “A Ghostly Truck Intimidates” *** “The Dark Presence”

    SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…
    “Night Time Visitor” submitted by Ollie: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/06/20/night-time-visitor/
    “Mother’s Voice” submitted by Jennie: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/06/16/mothers-voice/
    “Battle With a Ouija Board Entity” submitted by Greta: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/05/12/battle-ouija-board-entity/
    “Graveyard Banshee Scream” submitted by Keith: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/06/17/graveyard-banshee-scream/
    “Our Pets Sensed It” submitted by Thundr: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/05/19/our-pets-sensed-it/
    “Florida Panhandler” submitted by Kip: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/05/11/florida-panhandler/
    “Held Down By a Ghost: A Terrifying Waking Experience” submitted anonymously:http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/09/held-ghost-terrifying-waking-experience/
    “A Disembodied Voice” submitted by Joan: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/04/a-disembodied-voice/
    “Could Your School Be Haunted?” submitted by D.D.: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/07/27/school-haunted-experience-paranormal-teacher/
    “The Brewster Projects Poltergeist” submitted by Alan D.: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/07/26/brewster-project-poltergeist-detroit-mi/
    “A Ghostly Truck Intimidates” submitted by Joan: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/08/05/ghostly-truck-intimidates/
    “The Dark Presence” submitted by Ira T.: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016/07/29/dark-presence-true-paranormal-account-suburban-haunting/
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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...

    • 34 min
    “IT WAS THE SLIME!” by Scott Donnelly #MicroTerrors

    “IT WAS THE SLIME!” 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

    https://weirddarkness.com/it-was-the-slime/

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

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. 🤗

chefjannes ,

I'm Sorry Wierd and so blessed!

Great job on the story telling. Your compassion and genuine help to those who may not have anyone else, makes you one of the most genuine podcasters out there! Love the show.

I'm FREE!! ,

Love This Podcast!

I’m so thankful I found this Podcast. Thank you Darren, for the hours of wonderful content you give us!

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