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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 • 2.9K 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

    “COULD UFOS BE TULPAS?” and More Freaky True Stories! #WeirdDarkness and More Freaky True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “COULD UFOS BE TULPAS?” and More Freaky True Stories! #WeirdDarkness and More Freaky True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Like the podcast on Facebook – https://facebook.com/weirddarkness, follow on Twitter – https://twitter.com/weirddarkness, join the Weirdos Facebook Group – https://facebook.com/groups/marlarhouse, and sign up for the FREE email newsletter - https://weirddarkness.com/newsletter! Please SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending Weird Darkness to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!

    IN THIS EPISODE: 
(Dark Archives Episode from April 02, 2019) Nearly two decades after the disappearance of Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman, a suspect was finally arrested. But did police have the right man? (The Disappearance of Lauria and Ashley) *** The town of Bath, North Carolina was a known port for pirates. It was even rumored that Blackbeard lived a second life in the town with a wife – or two. With villainy and corruption rampant, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the town might also be cursed. (The Bath Town Curse) *** One of our Weirdo family members tells the story about how he came into contact with a Sasquatch! (I Saw Bigfoot While Working Security) *** Your grandfather is the founder of one of the world’s largest brewing companies, and you’re fortunate enough to not only work for him, but to also be the heir to his brewing empire. Life was good, you were untouchable. Until one day, you weren’t. (Coors – Death of an Heir) *** Is it possible that UFOs and ETs exist simply because we believe they exist? Could it be that our own minds are creating real extraterrestrial entities and alien spacecraft? (Could UFOs Be Tulpas?)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “Could UFOs Be Tulpas?” by Nick Redfern: http://bit.ly/weirddarkness2uIT0NQ
    “The Disappearance of Lauria and Ashley” by Allison Wild: http://bit.ly/weirddarkness2Uq0MdN
    “The Bath Town Curse” posted at North Carolina Ghosts: http://bit.ly/weirddarkness2VeJM7F
    “I Saw Bigfoot While Working Security” by Weirdo family member Clayton Blackwell
    “Coors – Death of an Heir” by The Scare Chamber: http://bit.ly/weirddarkness2Kf4R0T
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music 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. 


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    • 38 min
    “THE CONJURE CHEST” and 5 More True Paranormal Stories, and 2 Creepypastas! #WeirdDarkness

    “THE CONJURE CHEST” and 5 More True Paranormal Stories, and 2 Creepypastas! #WeirdDarkness

    Like the podcast on Facebook – https://facebook.com/weirddarkness, follow on Twitter – https://twitter.com/weirddarkness, join the Weirdos Facebook Group – https://facebook.com/groups/marlarhouse, and sign up for the FREE email newsletter - https://weirddarkness.com/newsletter! Please SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending Weird Darkness to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!

    IN THIS EPISODE: (Weird Darchives with stories from March 28-29, 2019) *** The brutal death of an African slave brings a curse upon the wooden chest he was ordered to construct. (The Conjure Chest) *** 
In Tuscaloosa, Alabama there is a home built by slaves that is considered the most haunted in Alabama. (The Haunting of Drish House) *** Drivers are reporting strange, ghostly orbs following them on dark roads. (Haunted Roads and Spook Lights) *** Dang Tan Ngoc is a well-known conman who has used the names of multiple dead soldiers to con veteran groups into giving him money. One identity he stole created a fascinating but dark story. (The Strange Return Of Master Sgt. John Hartley Robertson) *** A woman comes home to find her visiting sister murdered – and police were convinced she was the one who committed the crime. So what went wrong with the case to allow her to get away with it? (Did Ida Do It?) *** A bordello, pizza, and a haunting. You can find them all at the Red Onion Saloon. (Red Onion Saloon) *** Plus, I’ll share two Creepypastas from Weirdo family members. “A Brief History of Egberting” from Louise Latham, and “Dreamality“ from Kara Raisch.
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “The Conjure Chest” for The Unexplained Mysteries: https://tinyurl.com/m9w2ffg
    “The Haunting of Drish House” by Amanda Penn for Horror Media: https://tinyurl.com/y8bovtwp
    “Haunted Roads and Spook Lights” by Brent Swancer for Mysterious Universe: https://tinyurl.com/ydfwg875
    “The Strange Return Of Master Sgt. John Hartley Robertson” by Derek Faraci for The 13th Floor: (link no longer available)
    “Did Ida Do It?” by Robert Wilhelm for Murder By Gaslight: https://tinyurl.com/yamhvs69
    “The Red Onion Saloon” by Amanda Penn for Horror Media: https://tinyurl.com/y7te6wqe
    “A Brief History of Egberting” was written by Louise Latham for Weird Darkness.
    “Dreamality” was written by Kara Raisch for Weird Darkness.
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music 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. 


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    “FOUR STRANGE BUT TRUE THANKSGIVING STORIES” #WeirdDarkness

    “FOUR STRANGE BUT TRUE THANKSGIVING STORIES” #WeirdDarkness

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    IN THIS EPISODE: We’ll talk about the year we had two Thanksgivings in the United States. (The Year With Two Thanksgivings) *** A Weirdo family member shares a freaky true Thanksgiving story with an explosive ending! (Thanksgiving Explosion) *** Two brothers solve an almost 200-year-old murder mystery thanks to a Thanksgiving ghost story that was told to them by their grandfather. (Grandpa’s Thanksgiving Ghost Story) *** I’ll share a horrific Thanksgiving tale from the latter part of the nineteenth century. (Feast of Terror)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “The Year With Two Thanksgivings” by Dave Tabler at AppalachianHistory.net: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4c6wry5z, and Jim Buchanan for The Sylva Herald: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p92jet4
    “Thanksgiving Explosion” by Weirdo family member, Rachel Gates (no link available)
    “Grandpa’s Thanksgiving Ghost Story” by Chris Bradford for The Sun: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p8atemu
    “Feast of Terror” posted at Freaky Folktales: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2yn58xfb
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music 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. 


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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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    • 36 min
    “A TRUE THANKSGIVING GHOST STORY” and 4 More Terrifying Paranormal Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “A TRUE THANKSGIVING GHOST STORY” and 4 More Terrifying Paranormal Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Like the podcast on Facebook – https://facebook.com/weirddarkness, follow on Twitter – https://twitter.com/weirddarkness, join the Weirdos Facebook Group – https://facebook.com/groups/marlarhouse, and sign up for the FREE email newsletter - https://weirddarkness.com/newsletter! Please SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending Weird Darkness to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!

    IN THIS EPISODE (Dark Archive Episode from 2017): The Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world – and some say the most haunted. *** On November 19, 1924, Hollywood movie producer Thomas Ince died after celebrating his 42nd birthday aboard a yacht belonging to infamous newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, but to this day, the exact circumstances of his death remain a mystery. Could this be why his ghost still wanders the movie studio that he founded? *** On the night of November 20, 1901, a young North Carolina woman named Nell Cropsey vanished from her family’s home in Elizabeth City. After a frantic search that lasted more than a month, Nell’s body was discovered floating in a nearby river. She had been brutally murdered – but by who? *** On November 23, 1910, American-born homeopathic physician and salesman Hawley Harvey Crippen (usually known simply as Dr. Crippen in crime annals) was hanged at Pentonville Prison in London for the murder of his wife, Cora. But was he really a murderer? *** While the holidays are usually a time of cheer and happiness, the people of Chicago learned of a Christmas-related tragedy on November 22, 1912 when the famed "Christmas Tree Ship" went down in a storm on Lake Michigan. The tragedy changed the face of the holidays for the people of Chicago in a very unexpected way. ***Plus the original short horror story “Black Friday” by horror master, Jason R. Davis!
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “A Thanksgiving Ghost Story” by Troy Taylor: https://tinyurl.com/y33xyhck
    “The Mysterious Death of Thomas Ince and the Haunting of Culver Studios” by Troy Taylor: https://tinyurl.com/y4jqooov
    “The Lingering Ghost of Nell Cropsey” by Troy Taylor: https://tinyurl.com/y3cj4nsv
    “The Strange Case of Dr. Crippen” by Troy Taylor: https://tinyurl.com/y4cl7jeb
    “The Christmas Tree Ship Tragedy” by Troy Taylor: https://tinyurl.com/y6qo24su
    “Black Friday” written by Jason R. Davis: https://www.facebook.com/HAjasondavis
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music 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. 


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    • 1 hr 30 min
    “I WORKED AT A HAUNTED SUBWAY RESTAURANT” and 48 More Creepy True Redditor Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “I WORKED AT A HAUNTED SUBWAY RESTAURANT” and 48 More Creepy True Redditor Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    This episode is sponsored by LightStream at https://www.lightstream.com/weird. LightStream offers credit card consolidation loans with rates starting at 4.98% APR with AutoPay and excellent credit! 

    Like the podcast on Facebook – https://facebook.com/weirddarkness, follow on Twitter – https://twitter.com/weirddarkness, join the Weirdos Facebook Group – https://facebook.com/groups/marlarhouse, and sign up for the FREE email newsletter - https://weirddarkness.com/newsletter! Please SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending Weird Darkness to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!

    IN THIS EPISODE: Redditors tell us about some of their most unforgettable and creepy moments.
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “Creepy True Occurrences From Redditors” posted at Factinate.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/h9zz8vka
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music 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. 


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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
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    “H.H. HOLMES' HELLISH HOTEL AND LINGERING HAUNTING” and More Terrifying True Horrors! #WeirdDarkness

    “H.H. HOLMES' HELLISH HOTEL AND LINGERING HAUNTING” and More Terrifying True Horrors! #WeirdDarkness

    This episode is sponsored by Solo Stove. Get $10 off during their Black Friday deal by visiting http://SoloStove.com and then using the promo code ‘WEIRD’!

    Like the podcast on Facebook – https://facebook.com/weirddarkness, follow on Twitter – https://twitter.com/weirddarkness, join the Weirdos Facebook Group – https://facebook.com/groups/marlarhouse, and sign up for the FREE email newsletter - https://weirddarkness.com/newsletter! Please SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending Weird Darkness to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!

    IN THIS EPISODE: A woman tries to save the soul of her daughter, believing her to be possessed… but her solution to drive out the demon was to murder her daughter using a holy crucifix. (Murder By Crucifix) *** What’s worse than proclaiming yourself to be a supernatural being and starting your own cult? How about telling your followers you are God so you could do drugs and have sex with teenage girls? It’s the disturbing true story of the cult called “The Group”. (Theodore Rinaldo – The Drug Cult Rapist) *** Shrunken heads – believe it or not, they are real. And some tribal peoples create them even today – from real human heads. But why do it at all? We’ll look at the reality behind shrunken heads, the reason they are created… and even how they are created. (The History and How of Shrunken Heads) *** A terrifying series of paranormal activities invade a family’s home in Wales. (The Swansea Entity) *** Tenome is a Japanese Urban Legend about a blind man who was robbed and murdered. His dying wish? To have eyes on his hands so he could see. (The Seeing Hands of Tenome) *** Unsolved mysteries are intriguing simply because they are unsolved. That’s why we are so fascinated by stories of people disappearing without a trace. But one man’s disappearance is so bizarre, so weird, that upon hearing the story you’ll be scratching your head wondering what the heck you just heard. (The Strangest Disappearance at Sea in History) *** It’s one of the most infamous and macabre subjects of Chicago history – it even served as inspiration for TV’s “American Horror Story: Hotel”. It’s what has become known as “The Murder Castle” where serial killer H.H. Holmes committed his monstrous crimes. But even today, Holmes continues to terrify… in spectral form. (H.H. Holmes’ Hellish Hotel And Lingering Haunting)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “The Swansea Entity” by Brent Swancer for Mysterious Universe: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/3pt262t4
    “Murder By Crucifix” by Inigo Gonzalez for Ranker’s Graveyard Shift: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4h6mjabw
    “The Strangest Disappearance at Sea in History” from Strange Company: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/nsrhjdew
    “Theodore Rinaldo – The Drug Cult Rapist” by Matthew Lavelle for Ranker’s Unspeakable Times: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/yx2hmzus
    “The Seeing Hands of Tenome” from The Scare Chamber: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/y4dnxee6
    “The History and How of Shrunken Heads” by Bipin Dimri for Historic Mysteries: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4wdznwwc
    “H.H. Holmes’ Hellish Hotel and...

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

Clongnion ,

What a great show

Love the content. D.M. is a great host.

escanor uchiha ,

Love the show

Love the show but please fix the audio it’s cuts off or rewinds or is it just me

Jaadciam ,

First time and Wow!

Excellent narration and great stories! Def had to give 5 just for that but then I love the whole vibe after visiting the website and seeing how caring and the Weird darkness team is! Keep up the GREAT work!! 💕

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