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Voice artist Darren Marlar narrates true stories of real paranormal events and true crime.

Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved Darren Marlar

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 2.5K Ratings

Voice artist Darren Marlar narrates true stories of real paranormal events and true crime.

    “THE TROUBLES OF A BELFAST COP” A Dark Paranormal Crime Story #WeirdDarkness

    “THE TROUBLES OF A BELFAST COP” A Dark Paranormal Crime Story #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE this episode with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or mysteries like you do! Telling others about Weird Darkness helps make it possible for me to keep doing the podcast!

    IN THIS EPISODE: it’s #CreepypastaThursday! This week it’s a tale by Finn MacCool entitled “Confessions of a Belfast Cop.”

    STORY SOURCES AND MUSIC CREDITS…
    (Over time links 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 the show notes immediately.)
    “Confessions of a Belfast Cop” by Finn MacCool: https://www.creepypasta.com/confessions-of-a-belfast-cop/
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music, varying by episode, 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. 


    ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    TRANSCRIPT FOR THIS EPISODE (if available): Visit WeirdDarkness.com, search for the title of this episode, click on episode photo, then scroll down the blog post. Transcript will be at the bottom of the blog post.
    HOT 50 CHART VOTING: https://WeirdDarkness.com/VOTE
    BECOME A PATRON: https://WeirdDarkness.com/Patron
    (Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
    WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS OR BE A SPONSOR?
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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 3 min
    “CAN ALEXA COMMUNICATE WITH THE DEAD?” and 3 More True and Disturbing Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “CAN ALEXA COMMUNICATE WITH THE DEAD?” and 3 More True and Disturbing Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE this episode with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or mysteries like you do! Telling others about Weird Darkness helps make it possible for me to keep doing the podcast!

    IN THIS ARCHIVE EPISODE, ORIGINALLY AIRED JANUARY 13, 2020: “I’ve seen some mighty pretty puppies, and I want one.” Those were the last words the mother of eight-year-old Kenneth Beasley would hear from her son. What followed was a disappearance, suspected kidnapping and murder trial that made national news in 1905. (Where is Kenneth Beasley?) *** “Assaulting Ghost. Residents of East Jefferson Street Disturbed. A Thrilling Story of the Strange Persecution of an Old Mexican Woman.” That’s what the Arizona Republic newspaper headline read on September 23, 1899. And I have the story. (The Burning Stones) *** No one knew what the phone number was supposed to be for. No one knew the meaning of the bizarre recording they heard when calling the number. No one knew who owned the phone number, or what they had done with it, or why. It’s the strange history behind a seemingly innocent 1-800 number that still has people baffled… especially those looking for improvement on their golf game. (Canada’s Weirdest Toll-Free Phone Number) *** People have used a wide assortment of devices to try and communicate with the dead. Ouija boards, automatic writing, seances, ghost boxes… but it appears we might now be able to add Amazon’s Alexa to that list. (Can Alexa Speak With The Dead?)
    STORY SOURCES AND MUSIC CREDITS…
    (Over time links 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 the show notes immediately.)
    “Can Alexa Speak With The Dead?” by Rob Schwartz for Stranger Dimensions: https://tinyurl.com/vb94mcl
    “Where Is Kenneth Beasley” posted at Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/ttnr28o
    “The Burning Stones” posted at The Fortean: https://tinyurl.com/rbrlr8t
    “Canada’s Weirdest Toll-Free Phone Number” posted at The Ghost In My Machine: https://tinyurl.com/uqo8lyx
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music, varying by episode, 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. 


    ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    TRANSCRIPT FOR THIS EPISODE (if available): Visit WeirdDarkness.com, search for the title of this episode, click on episode photo, then scroll down the blog post. Transcript will be at the bottom of the blog post.
    HOT 50 CHART VOTING: https://WeirdDarkness.com/VOTE
    BECOME A PATRON: https://WeirdDarkness.com/Patron
    (Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
    WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS OR BE A SPONSOR?
    Weird Darkness has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    “MYSTERY AIRSHIPS IN 1896-97 AMERICA” and More Freaky True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “MYSTERY AIRSHIPS IN 1896-97 AMERICA” and More Freaky True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE this episode with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or mysteries like you do! Telling others about Weird Darkness helps make it possible for me to keep doing the podcast!

    IN THIS EPISODE: Stories of people in the past looking to the skies to see UFOs are becoming more and more common as we learn more of our history. But there was some very strange goings on in 1896 and 1897 with some flying contraptions, weird looking people, bizarre languages, and even a close encounter of the third kind. (America’s Mystery Airships of 1896-97) *** From UFOs in 1896-97… to UFOs in 1966-67. But this time we add another element. Not only did a young man see a UFO, but the encounter appears to have taken him outside of time – and even changed his personality in the process! (Missing Time in 1966) *** In Blake Edward’s 1965 classic comedy film, ‘The Great Race’, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris in the early 1900s. The film is actually based on a real race that took place in 1908 – and as hilarious as the ‘The Great Race’ movie was, the actual race took stupidity to a whole new level. (The Great Race to Stupidity)
    STORY SOURCES AND MUSIC CREDITS…
    (Over time links 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 the show notes immediately.)
    “America’s Mystery Airships of 1896-97” by Troy Taylor: https://tinyurl.com/y6yqdnzd
    “Missing Time in 1966” by Marcus Lowth for UFO Insight: https://tinyurl.com/y4kptacw
    “The Great Race to Stupidity” by Setareh Janda for Weird History: https://tinyurl.com/y67hjxkv
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music, varying by episode, 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. 


    ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “Coast To Coast AM” radio interview re: missing time, aliens, etc.: https://youtu.be/LWMYf0ijb_A
    “Summer of Werewolves” episode: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/8232
    TRANSCRIPT FOR THIS EPISODE (if available): Visit WeirdDarkness.com, search for the title of this episode, click on episode photo, then scroll down the blog post. Transcript will be at the bottom of the blog post.
    HOT 50 CHART VOTING: https://WeirdDarkness.com/VOTE
    BECOME A PATRON: https://WeirdDarkness.com/Patron
    (Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
    WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEIRD DARKNESS OR BE A SPONSOR?
    Weird Darkness has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on the show. Email sales@advertisecast.com or start the...

    • 52 min
    #BonusBite “PLEASE BUY MY HAUNTED WEDDING DRESS!” #WeirdDarkness

    #BonusBite “PLEASE BUY MY HAUNTED WEDDING DRESS!” #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE this episode with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or mysteries like you do! Telling others about Weird Darkness helps make it possible for me to keep doing the podcast!

    SOURCES, CREDITS, AND MENTIONED LINKS…
    (Over time links may become invalid, disappear, or have different content.)
    Original story by Amy Sinclair for 7 News: https://tinyurl.com/y2xd7m48
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Music bed by Tony Longworth: https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7. 


    (Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
    WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.
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    • 4 min
    #BonusBite “OOPS! SCIENCE ACCIDENTALLY CREATES ENDANGERED FISH HYBRID” #WeirdDarkness

    #BonusBite “OOPS! SCIENCE ACCIDENTALLY CREATES ENDANGERED FISH HYBRID” #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE this episode with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or mysteries like you do! Telling others about Weird Darkness helps make it possible for me to keep doing the podcast!

    SOURCES, CREDITS, AND MENTIONED LINKS…
    (Over time links may become invalid, disappear, or have different content.)
    Original source: Margo Margaritoff for All That’s Interesting: https://tinyurl.com/y3cdgdf8
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Music bed by Tony Longworth: https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7. 


    (Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
    WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.
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    • 4 min
    #BonusBite “UFO OVER HAWAII DROPS INTO OCEAN” #WeirdDarkness

    #BonusBite “UFO OVER HAWAII DROPS INTO OCEAN” #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE this episode with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or mysteries like you do! Telling others about Weird Darkness helps make it possible for me to keep doing the podcast!

    SOURCES, CREDITS, AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    (Over time links may become invalid, disappear, or have different content.)
    Original story by Allyson Blair: https://tinyurl.com/y95k55f9
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Music bed by Tony Longworth: https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7. 


    (Amazon links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)
    WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.
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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Om Nom fan 561 ,

Is spooky Santa real

The story’s are great but I found out that spooky Santa is from another podcast

chris palmer from mass ,

Love this podcast

I work as a delivery driver for amazon and I have worked 6 days a week since Covid hit. I love this show and it has kept me going every day while I am working.
Also more creepy pastas please. I have tried to listen to other podcasts that so creepy pastas but without your voice and overall production value, they don’t hold up at all.

Secallahan ,

Creepy creepy Santa

What a FANTASTIC story. Well told and gave me goosebumps.

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