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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 • 2.6K 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

    “THE FBI HUNTS DOWN THE NORTHSIDE SNIPER” #WeirdDarkness

    “THE FBI HUNTS DOWN THE NORTHSIDE SNIPER” #WeirdDarkness

    “THE FBI HUNTS DOWN THE NORTHSIDE SNIPER” #WeirdDarkness

    This episode is sponsored by the Bizarre Times podcast. Hear interviews about some of the freakiest stuff like strange phenomena, odd places, weird rituals, creepy people, terrifying customs, true crime, and more! Get the podcast at http://BizarreTimesPodcast.com.

    Please SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!
    IN THIS EPISODE: The man who fronted as a real estate investor, but he robbed and murdered armored truck guards for a living. We’ll look at the FBI’s manhunt for Houston’s Northside Sniper.
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “The FBI vs The Northside Sniper” posted at CrimeTraveller.org: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/yrehy8we, https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/t6ww7rhx
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music by Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7) 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
    WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    WEIRD DARKNESS RADIO SHOW: WEEKEND OF MAY 08, 2021

    WEIRD DARKNESS RADIO SHOW: WEEKEND OF MAY 08, 2021

    Hear the show as it airs! Find out what stations and times you can listen to the broadcast by visiting the CALENDAR page at WeirdDarkness.com: https://weirddarkness.com/events. And please SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!
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    HOUR ONE: Did U.S. Special Forces really shoot dead a 12-foot-tall giant in Kandahar, Afghanistan? How much truth is behind the story – and how does fit into the age-old narrative of soldiers, knights, and heroes battling against and vanquishing giants and monstrous creatures? (The Giant of Kandahar) *** Soon after the Cranmer family moved in to their new home on Brownsville Road, it became clear that they were not alone. (The Demon of Brownsville Road) *** The Elephant's Foot was created after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 when reactor 4 exploded, releasing a lava-like mass of radioactive material called corium. So radioactive that it’s still dangerous if you try and see it for yourself today. (The Elephant’s Foot of Chernobyl) *** When something horrifying happens, it’s natural to tell others about your experience. But what if, no matter how much you explain it, people simply don’t believe you? We’ll look at numerous stories from people who have true tales that they have a hard time getting even friends and family to take seriously. (Nobody Believes Me)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    PHOTO: “Elephant Foot with Photographer” https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/42r22v5e
    EPISODE: “Is Your House Next On Their List?”: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/9020
    EPISODE: “Redheaded Space Aliens from Atlantis”: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/8997
    “The Demon of Brownsville Road” by Diana Vilibert for The Line Up: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/52zr9mat
    Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by AudioBlocks with paid license.
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    HOUR TWO: When a great famine struck Europe in 1314, mothers abandoned their children and in some cases, even ate them. Scholars believe that these tragedies gave birth to the story of Hansel and Gretel. (The Grim True Story Behind Hansel and Gretel) *** Cultures all around the world have stories of tiny humans – elves, leprechauns, fairies, hobbits… but how can so many different communities have such similar descriptions of tiny people? Could there be evidence to prove the existence of tiny humanoids? (Little Human Subspecies) *** Traveling to the Superstition Mountains in search of the rumored treasure hidden there is not only a bad idea… it could be a fatal one. (Mysterious Visitors From Other Realms) *** Seeing an unidentified flying object in the sky is pretty common – even in cases where several people see the flying whatever-it-is at the same time. But when is the last time you and everyone around you looked up and saw an entire city flying in the sky? That’s what happened in 2011 in the Nigerian village of Bauchi. (UFO City) *** But first… according to GPS, off the California coast there are dozens, possibly hundreds of ships moving around in circles. But the ships, while clearly visible on the GPS system, are nowhere to be seen by the human eye. Are these ghost ships from the past? The oceanic version of crop circles? Sailing ships from a different dimension? Or could it be something more...

    • 1 hr 50 min
    “THE END OF THE SNALLYGASTER” and 6 More True Disturbing Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “THE END OF THE SNALLYGASTER” and 6 More True Disturbing Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “THE END OF THE SNALLYGASTER” and 6 More True Disturbing Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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    IN THIS WEEKEND ARCHIVE EPISODE ORIGINALLY AIRED IN APRIL 2018: Can you perform an exorcism using your smartphone? The Catholic church now says you can! (Exorcism of Demons by Phone) *** Does the ghost of a murdered child haunt East Lake Park in Birmingham, Alabama? (Child of the Lake) *** A young female college student vanished into nowhere in December of 1946 and became a mystery that would haunt the sleepy town forever. (The Disappearance of Paula Jean Weldon) *** An elderly woman requests to be buried upon her death, but the family cremates her instead. And that is when the vampire arrived. (The Wallasey Vampire) *** Orbs, late-night taps on the window, shadow figures, and more haunt a new home. (Creepy Happenings In The Middle of the Night) *** John Kraft noticed the neighbors, the Jacob Wolf family, had left their laundry on the clothesline overnight and their horses untended. He went to investigate and stumbled into what might be the most horrific crime scene in North Dakota history. (The Wolf Family Murders) *** Was the creature real? Where was it hiding? Why had only some people seen it? The Snallygaster terrorized Maryland and Washington in the 1730s – and we begin there, first! (Surprising End To Legend Of The Snallygaster)
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “Surprising End to the Legend of the Snallygaster” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4mfk3kdw
    “Exorcism of Demons by Phone” from Earth Chronicles of Life: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4y9x7v4w
    “Child of the Lake” from GhostsNGhouls.com (link no longer available)
    “The Disappearance of Paula Jean Weldon” by Doug MacGowan for Historic Mysteries: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2b8ujh84
    “The Wallasey Vampire” by Tom Slemen for Wirral Globe: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/c9p28b2u
    “Creepy Happenings in the Middle of the Night” by Malcolm Deanings for MyHauntedLifeToo.com: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/jzbystwy
    “The Wolf Family Murders” by Troy Larson for Ghosts of North Dakota: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/5xh9swyk
    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. 


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    • 30 min
    WOMAN TO MARRY CHANDELIER, ALIEN DNA IN PHARAOH, CHUPACABRA ARRIVES IN UFO, and MORE! #WeirdDarkNews

    WOMAN TO MARRY CHANDELIER, ALIEN DNA IN PHARAOH, CHUPACABRA ARRIVES IN UFO, and MORE! #WeirdDarkNews

    WOMAN TO MARRY CHANDELIER, ALIEN DNA IN PHARAOH, CHUPACABRA ARRIVES IN UFO, and MORE! #WeirdDarkNews
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    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL LINKS…
    https://anomalien.com/ufo-released-a-chupacabra-like-creature-in-a-bolivian-village/
    https://www.latest-ufo-sightings.net/2021/05/economics-professor-offers-his-take-on-the-effect-of-aliens-for-the-economy.html
    https://anomalien.com/8-month-vegan-baby-eats-dirt-sand-and-stones/
    https://truecrimedaily.com/2021/05/04/mummified-body-wrapped-in-christmas-lights-believed-to-be-dead-cult-leader-investigators/?adid=crimewatch_eme_27972_2021-05-07_story4_img
    https://anomalien.com/woman-swallowed-by-monster-python-alive/
    https://anomalien.com/new-dna-research-shows-egyptian-pharaoh-could-be-an-alien-hybrid/
    https://www.latest-ufo-sightings.net/2021/04/a-spacex-rocket-nearly-collided-with-a-ufo-nasa-says.html
    https://anomalien.com/former-pentagon-investigator-there-is-nothing-we-can-do-to-stop-ufos/
    https://anomalien.com/possible-cryptid-nightcrawler-appears-on-highway-near-sydney/
    https://anomalien.com/cctv-shows-a-sinister-humanoid-creeping-around-like-a-crab-frightening-dogs/
    https://www.ladbible.com/news/news-woman-announces-plans-to-marry-93-year-old-chandelier-named-luminere-20210417
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    • 20 min
    “THE TRUE STORY OF THE CROGLIN GRANGE VAMPIRE” and More Scary True Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “THE TRUE STORY OF THE CROGLIN GRANGE VAMPIRE” and More Scary True Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    “THE TRUE STORY OF THE CROGLIN GRANGE VAMPIRE” and More Scary True Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

    IN THIS WEEKEND ARCHIVE EPISODE ORIGINALLY AIRED IN 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 ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS
    “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. 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. 


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    “THE ENTITIES ON LINDLEY STREET” #WeirdDarkness

    “THE ENTITIES ON LINDLEY STREET” #WeirdDarkness

    “THE ENTITIES ON LINDLEY STREET” #WeirdDarkness

    Please SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! Recommending the show to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!

    IN THIS EPISODE: It might be lesser-known that Amityville, or the hauntings of the Smurl family, or numerous other investigations made famous by Ed and Lorraine Warren, but a small home in Connecticut is one of the most terrifying and well-documented cases of the paranormal in recent history.
    SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
    “The Lindley Street Poltergeist” by Marcus Lowth for UFO Insight: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/jbntafrs
    VIDEO: Paul Eno Talks About The Bridgeport Haunting: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/9317
    BOOK: “The World’s Most Haunted House: The True Story of the Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street” by William Hall: https://amzn.to/3vJXuBc
    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. 


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    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 process now at https://weirddarkness.com/advertise
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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
    WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark. Copyright ©Weird Darkness 2021.
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    • 1 hr 8 min

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