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

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Rank #122 in Society & Culture category

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

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

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Always unique and informative!!

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This is my favorite podcast!! Thank you and please NEVER end your dark stories.

Awesome episodes

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I DONT miss an episode before I prepare for bed I set up the podcast and enjoy ,,,,outstanding

iTunes Ratings

1705 Ratings
Average Ratings
1425
119
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41
60

Always unique and informative!!

By HelzHampster - Feb 20 2020
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This is my favorite podcast!! Thank you and please NEVER end your dark stories.

Awesome episodes

By BROTHER OF THE BRIAR - Feb 06 2020
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I DONT miss an episode before I prepare for bed I set up the podcast and enjoy ,,,,outstanding
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Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved

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Rank #1: “The Horror BEFORE Amityville” and 4 More True Terrifying Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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“The Horror BEFORE Amityville” and 4 More True Terrifying Stories! #WeirdDarkness
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The iconic Dutch Colonial style building at 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, is best known today for the extraordinary account of a haunting at the house in 1976. The Amityville Horror, as it was soon known, became one of the most famous incidents of paranormal activity ever recorded. It would inspire a book and a successful series of Hollywood films. The account of the young Lutz family being tormented by demonic pigs, plagues of flies and green slime oozing from the walls terrified readers and moviegoers, all the more so because it was labelled as a true story. One surprisingly little-known fact about the Amityville Horror is that it was an admitted hoax. George Lutz and his wife Kathy invented the haunting with the help of lawyer and literary agent William Weber. But the paranormal version obscures a very real horror, one far more frightening and mysterious than the fanciful tales of poltergeists Hollywood gave the world. Because in the same house, less than 2 years earlier, one of the strangest and most baffling mass murders in recent history occurred. And the true events may not be the story you are familiar with.
IN THIS EPISODE: We’ve all heard of the Headless Horseman – but Sleepy Hollow's lesser-known ghost will terrify you all the more. (The Bronze Lady of Sleepy Hollow) Theodore Roosevelt was so tough, that during one of his speeches he was shot in the chest – but still kept going until his speech was over. And then there was Alice, his daughter – who may have been even tougher than Teddy! (A Bullet And a Voodoo Doll) An icy cold hand caresses a girl in the middle of the night. (A Comfort) For most people, spotting a UFO would be considered extremely unusual, but for two Ohio women, seeing a UFO was the least surprising part of their experience. (UFOs And Time Distortions) Was there another gunman in the notorious Amityville House murders? (The Defeo Family Massacre)
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STORY CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES…
“The Defeo Family Massacre”: https://theunredacted.com/the-defeo-family-massacre-amityville-horrors/
“The Bronze Lady of Sleepy Hollow” by Jessica Ferri: http://ow.ly/fmVz30mX4TL
“A Bullet And A Voodoo Doll” by Troy Taylor: https://www.facebook.com/authortt/posts/1911087615654882?tn=K-R
“A Comfort” by Lady Madonna: https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=25725
“UFOs and Time Distortions” by Tim Swartz: http://uforeview.tripod.com/time/ufostimedistortion.html
WEIRD DARKNESS MUSIC PROVIDED BY Midnight Syndicate http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ and Shadow’s Symphony http://www.facebook.com/shadowssymphony/ - all music used with permission. All rights reserved.  All other music provided by AudioBlocks.com with paid license.
There is no copyright infringement intended for this episode and/or the material used for it. If you have an issue with Marlar House/Weird Darkness posting this, please contact us privately and we can sort it out.
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” — Psalm 23:4 ESV
*** “How can I be saved from darkness?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM

Dec 12 2018

56mins

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Rank #2: “20 CREEPY WORKING ALONE STORIES” and 4 More Freaky But True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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“20 CREEPY WORKING ALONE STORIES” and 4 More Freaky But True Stories! #WeirdDarkness
Few things freak people out as much as being alone - not necessarily in the relationship sense, but the actual deafening and eerie stillness of being isolated in a place where no one would know if something happened to you. When you get down to it, complete isolation sounds horrifying, but for people who work alone, it just becomes part of the process. Scary stories from people who work alone reveal just how lucky you are to work in an office full of coworkers. Sure, they can get annoying, but at least you're among other warm bodies. Much like people who work graveyard shifts, people who work alone tend to become spooked once they realize they might not be alone, but rather, in the company of an unknown party.
IN THIS EPISODE: Fog and mist are a staple of creating a perfect horror atmosphere. In some cases, such as movies like “The Fog” or “The Mist”, it is the creeping haze that is the danger itself. But then there is the true story from the Florida woods of a supernatural fog bank that appeared to eat people alive. How did The Devil's footprint get in a rock in North Carolina? One of our Weirdo family members didn’t used to believe in the supernatural – but that changed when he insisted that the ghost prove it exists. Mysterious fires and moving objects have terrified the residents of a house in central Morocco. Complete isolation sounds horrifying, but for people who work alone, it just becomes part of the process.
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Depressed? Contemplating suicide?: 800-830-9804
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Advertise your product/service on Weird Darkness; visit http://www.bgadgroup.com or call 770-874-3200.
WHAT WAS THAT COMMERCIAL I HEARD?: http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/sponsors
WEIRD DARKNESS STORE at http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/store
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STORY CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES…
Unboxing Video #1 as referred to in the podcast: http://weirddarkness.com/weirdweb/2387/
Unboxing Video #2 as referred to in the podcast: http://weirddarkness.com/weirdweb/2397/
“Creepy Working Alone Stories” by Stefanie Hammond: https://www.ranker.com/list/creepy-working-alone-stories/stefanie-hammond
“The Strange Tale of the Carnivorous Pink Mist” by Brent Swancer: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/07/the-strange-tale-of-the-carnivorous-pink-mist/
“Devil’s Rock”: https://northcarolinaghosts.com/piedmont/devils-rock/
“Demanding Proof” by Weirdo family member Christopher Gray, submitted directly to WeirdDarkness.com
“Poltergeist in Morocco” originally posted in Hespress of Morocco, translated by The Fortean: https://thefortean.com/2018/11/15/a-poltergeist-in-morocco/
WEIRD DARKNESS MUSIC PROVIDED BY Midnight Syndicate http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ and Shadow’s Symphony http://www.facebook.com/shadowssymphony/ - all music used with permission. All rights reserved.  All other music provided by AudioBlocks.com with paid license.
There is no copyright infringement intended for this episode and/or the material used for it. If you have an issue with Marlar House/Weird Darkness posting this, please contact us privately and we can sort it out.
Jeremiah 29:11 = “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
*** “How can I be saved from darkness?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM

Nov 21 2018

59mins

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Rank #3: “The Axman of New Orleans” and 3 More True Terrifying Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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“The Axman of New Orleans” and 3 More True Terrifying Stories! #WeirdDarkness
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.
And something new I’m adding to the podcast – Dark Chapters – where I share an entire chapter of a book. In this episode, I’ll share something from one of my favorite authors and podcasters – Aaron Mahnke, and his LORE series of books.
Now.. bolt your doors, lock your windows, turn off your lights, and come with me into the Weird Darkness!

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See a list of all monthly supporters at http://www.marlarhouse.com/donate – these people are truly appreciated!

Music provided by Midnight Syndicate, used with permission. Music in this episode is from the album, “The Dead Matter”: http://amzn.to/2DeHsVi
STORY CREDITS…
“Ghost Sex: Erotic or Horrific” written by G. Michael Vasey: http://amzn.to/2FQGHTV
“The Lingering Ghost of ‘Ma Barker”: http://troytaylorbooks.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-last-great-outlaw-gang.html
“The Axman of New Orleans”: https://the-line-up.com/axeman-of-new-orleans

DARK CHAPTER…
“They Made a Tonic” from the book, “The World of LORE, Monstrous Creatures” by Aaron Mahnke: http://amzn.to/2mJRIxH

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Find my free mobile app, store, social media, blog, and more at http://www.MarlarHouse.com.

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"Weird Darkness" and "Daily Dose of Weird News" are proudly a part of the BombPod Media Network: http://www.BombPodMedia.com

Jan 18 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #4: #WeirdDarkness: “DANCING WITH THE DEVIL” and “THE 12 RULES” #CreepypastaThursday

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#WeirdDarkness: “DANCING WITH THE DEVILl” and “THE 12 RULES” #CreepypastaThursday
Tired of YouTube interrupting with commercials in the middle of the stories? Subscribe to the podcast version for a better listening experience at http://www.WeirdDarkness.com. Don’t want any interruptions at all? Patrons get the commercial free version of each episode at WeirdDarkness.com/WEIRDO
#ParanormalPodcast #ScaryPodcast #Creepypasta
STORY CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES…
“The 12 Rules” by David Pointer: http://bit.ly/2YihdaT
“Dancing With The Devil” by Weirdo family member, Randy Hogan
“The Bigfoot Stories You’ve Never Heard’ referred to from the Weirdo Mail Bag: http://bit.ly/2FBAz3v
Music provided by EpidemicSound and AudioBlocks with paid license. Music by Shadows Symphony (http://bit.ly/2W6N1xJ) and Midnight Syndicated (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ) used with permission. SUPPORT THE PODCAST…Become an Official Weirdo: http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/WEIRDO Check out the sponsors: http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/sponsors Advertise on Weird Darkness: call BG Ad Group at 770-874-3200 or email j.southerland@bgadgroup.com MY RECORDING TOOLS…* MICROPHONE (Neumann TLM103): http://amzn.to/2if01CL * POP FILTER (AW-BM700): http://amzn.to/2zRIIyK * XLR CABLE (Mogami Gold Studio): http://amzn.to/2yZXJeD * MICROPHONE PRE-AMP (Icicle): http://amzn.to/2vLqLzg * SOFTWARE (Adobe Audition): http://amzn.to/2vLqI6E * HARDWARE (MacBook Pro): http://amzn.to/2vQzD5g I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use. If I somehow overlooked doing that for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I’ll rectify it the show notes as quickly as possible."I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46*** How to escape eternal death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaMDepressed? Contemplating suicide? Call toll-free anytime night or day: 800-273-8255.Weird Darkness is part of the BG Podcast Network: http://bgpodcastnetwork.com/ WeirdDarkness™ - © Marlar House Productions, 2019.

Jun 28 2019

3hr 2mins

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Rank #5: “BAREFOOT PRINTS IN THE SNOW” and 6 More True Paranormal Christmas Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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“BAREFOOT PRINTS IN THE SNOW” and 6 More True Paranormal Christmas Stories! #WeirdDarkness
Episode 10 of 12 in the #12NightmaresOfXmas series!
In this episode: “Mrs Pickman’s Ghost”, “Haunts of Hartland”, “The Things We Do For Love”, “The Christmas Rosebush”, “Please Help”, “Footprints In The Snow”, “The Chicken Ghost”
BECOME A PATRON: http://www.patreon.com/marlarhouse!
STORIES ARE FROM THIS BOOK: “The Spirits of Christmas: The Dark Side of the Holidays”: http://amzn.to/2BIlHNi
SYLVIA SHULTS’ BLOG: https://sylviashults.wordpress.com/
MUSIC USED IN THIS EPISODE: Midnight Syndicate, “Christmas – A Ghostly Gathering”: http://amzn.to/2iLOFn6
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Depressed? Contemplating suicide?: 800-830-9804
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WEIRD DARKNESS STORE at http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/store
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Dec 22 2018

32mins

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Rank #6: WORRIES OF AN ALIEN INVASION, 9 Terrifying True Paranormal Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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WORRIES OF AN ALIEN INVASION, 9 Terrifying True Paranormal Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness
When the Martians first land on Earth in the 1996 sci-fi comedy Mars Attacks!, for a moment it appears all will be fine. “We come in peace,” says their leader, as the music swells and a dove soars overhead. Seconds later the Martian pulls out a laser gun and opens fire on a crowd of human onlookers. Yet another blockbuster alien invasion has begun. That’s Hollywood, of course. But the melodrama underscores one of humanity’s most widely held fears: that if and when we do encounter extraterrestrial beings, they will wreak all kinds of havoc, much as they do in the movies. Or will they?
IN THIS EPISODE: The legend said it was made of clay, and given life by mystical means. The Jews created it as a means of protection – so the story goes, at least. We’ll look at the legend of the golem – and see if there is any truth behind it. (The Golem) In the 1860’s, John Mudd found some letters that he wouldn’t publish for more than fifty years – because what he read in those letters terrified him. (Strange Sea Creatures) In 1936 a series of holdups escalated into armed robbery and eventually murder, all carried out by a trio of teens. (The Baby Bandits of San Francisco) It is Abraham Lincoln who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves. But did he get the idea for this historic legislation from beyond the grave? (Lincoln’s Messages From Beyond) In 1866, a woman named Laura Foster was murdered. A man named Tom Dula was convicted and hanged for the crime. The crime now lives on, in one of the most famous folk songs ever recorded. (Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley) During the Kentucky Meat Shower Of 1876, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs was real life when meat purportedly poured from the heavens. (The Kentucky Meat Shower 1876) People sometimes say they experience a kind of floating, weightless feeling when in bed – but one man’s bed floated all the way to the ceiling. (Bed Rising) Some say this is a nothing short of a miracle, while others are downright dubious. A unique Bible, continues to spew out an unidentified oil – and so far, scientists are unable to explain it. (Miracle Bible Dripping Oil) We may or may not ever see an actual alien invasion of our planet. But if we do, scientists are now saying the extraterrestrials would not be here to eat us – and they explain why. (To Serve Man)
EMERGENCY HOTLINE NUMBERS…
Depressed? Contemplating suicide?: 800-830-9804
Struggling with alcohol or drug addiction?: 800-831-1560
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Advertise your product/service on Weird Darkness; visit http://www.bgadgroup.com or call 770-874-3200.
WHAT WAS THAT COMMERCIAL I HEARD?: http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/sponsors
WEIRD DARKNESS STORE at http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/store
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STORY CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES…
“The Kentucky Meat Shower of 1876” by Katie Serena: https://allthatsinteresting.com/kentucky-meat-shower
“Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley”: https://northcarolinaghosts.com/mountains/tom-dooley/ and https://northcarolinaghosts.com/mountains/tom-dooley/scary-truth/
“The Golem” by DHWTY: https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-asia/golem-talmudic-legend-clay-beast-created-protect-jews-003067
“Baby Bandits of San Francisco” by Paul Drexler: https://www.crimetraveller.org/2018/10/baby-bandits-of-san-francisco/
“Lincoln’s Messages From Beyond” by Troy Taylor: https://www.facebook.com/authortt/photos/a.275879469175713/1883842291712748/?type=3&theater
“Strange Sea Creatures”: http://anomalyinfo.com/Stories/1842-september-10-november-11-three-strange-sea-encounters
“Bed Rising” by Eddie R.: https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=25675
“Miracle Bible Dripping Oil”: http://www.freaklore.com/miracle-bible-continues-dripping-oil
“To Serve Man”: https://alien-ufo-sightings.com/2018/10/why-real-scientists-think-aliens-would-never-eat-humans/
WEIRD DARKNESS MUSIC PROVIDED BY Midnight Syndicate http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ and Shadow’s Symphony http://www.facebook.com/shadowssymphony/ - all music used with permission. All rights reserved.  All other music provided by AudioBlocks.com with paid license.
There is no copyright infringement intended for this episode and/or the material used for it. If you have an issue with Marlar House/Weird Darkness posting this, please contact us privately and we can sort it out.
Romans 8:38-39 = “...nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death, nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”
*** “How can I be saved from darkness?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM

Nov 03 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #7: “DIABOLICAL DEALINGS WITH THE DEVIL” 10 True Encounters With Satan Himself! #WeirdDarkness

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“DIABOLICAL DEALINGS WITH THE DEVIL” 10 True Encounters With Satan Himself! #WeirdDarkness
IN THIS EPISODE: Many tales describe encounters with the devil himself. Yet not all are the same. Sometimes Satan approaches his prey… other times, the lost soul goes seeking Lucifer to make a deal. Either way, the results are never favorable for the one in contact with him.

Depressed? Contemplating suicide? Call toll-free anytime night or day: 800-273-8255.
SUPPORT THE PODCAST...
Become an OFFICIAL WEIRDO: http://www.patreon.com/marlarhouse
Check out the sponsors: http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/sponsors
Advertise on Weird Darkness: call BG Ad Group at 770-874-3200 or email j.southerland@bgadgroup.com
Audiobooks narrated by Darren Marlar: http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/audiobooks
Weird Darkness store (t-shirts, mugs, etc.): http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/store
Weird Darkness on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/weirddarkness
Darren Marlar on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/darrenmarlar
Weird Darkness Facebook page: http://www.Facebook.com/WeirdDarkness
Darren Marlar Facebook page: http://www.Facebook.com/DarrenMarlar

WEIRDOS OF MARLAR HOUSE: http://www.Facebook.com/groups/MarlarHouse

STORY CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES…
“Diabolical Dealings With The Devil” by Laura for Paranormal Scholar: http://www.paranormalscholar.com/historic-devil-encounters/ and http://www.paranormalscholar.com/5-chilling-cases-for-the-existence-of-the-devil/
Music provided by Midnight Syndicate http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ and Shadow’s Symphony http://www.facebook.com/shadowssymphony/ - all music used with permission. All rights reserved.  All other music provided by AudioBlocks.com with paid license.

MY RECORDING TOOLS...
* MICROPHONE (Neumann TLM103): http://amzn.to/2if01CL
* POP FILTER (AW-BM700): http://amzn.to/2zRIIyK
* XLR CABLE (Mogami Gold Studio): http://amzn.to/2yZXJeD
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I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use. If I somehow overlooked doing that for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I’ll rectify it the show notes as quickly as possible.

Psalm 23:4 ESV = "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

*** How to escape eternal death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM

WeirdDarkness™ - © Marlar House Productions, 2019.

Mar 27 2019

38mins

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Rank #8: “True BIGFOOT Stories You’ve Probably NEVER HEARD”

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“True BIGFOOT Stories You’ve Probably NEVER HEARD” #WeirdDarkness
Tired of commercials interrupting your listening experience? For just $5 per month you can listen to all past, present, and future Weird Darkness episodes commercial free – plus BONUS AUDIO!! Learn more at WeirdDarkness.com/WEIRDO
STORY AND MUSIC CREDITS/SOURCES…
Taken from the the book, "Cabinet of Curiosities" by Troy Taylor: http://a.co/0QYD00q
WEIRD DARKNESS MUSIC PROVIDED BY Midnight Syndicate http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ and Shadow’s Symphony http://www.facebook.com/shadowssymphony/ - all music used with permission. All rights reserved. 
 SUPPORT THE PODCAST…
Become a PATRON (Official Weirdo): http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/WEIRDO
Visit my sponsors: http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/sponsors
Become a sponsor: call BG Ad Group at 770-874-3200 or email j.southerland@bgadgroup.com
MY RECORDING TOOLS…
* MICROPHONE (Neumann TLM103): http://amzn.to/2if01CL
* POP FILTER (AW-BM700): http://amzn.to/2zRIIyK
* XLR CABLE (Mogami Gold Studio): http://amzn.to/2yZXJeD
* MICROPHONE PRE-AMP (Icicle): http://amzn.to/2vLqLzg
* SOFTWARE (Adobe Audition): http://amzn.to/2vLqI6E
* HARDWARE (MacBook Pro): http://amzn.to/2vQzD5g
I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use. If I somehow overlooked doing that for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I’ll rectify it the show notes as quickly as possible.
"I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46
*** How to escape eternal death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM
Depressed? Contemplating suicide? Call toll-free anytime night or day: 800-273-8255.
Weird Darkness is part of the BG Podcast Network: http://bgpodcastnetwork.com/
WeirdDarkness™ - © Marlar House Productions, 2019.

Aug 15 2019

2hr 22mins

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Rank #9: “THE AXMAN OF NEW ORLEANS” and 3 More True Terrifying Stories! (Archive Episode) #WeirdDarkness

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“THE AXMAN OF NEW ORLEANS” and 3 More True Terrifying Stories! (Archive Episode) #WeirdDarkness
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. *** And I’ll share something from one of my favorite authors and podcasters – Aaron Mahnke, and his LORE series of books.
STORY CREDITS…
“Ghost Sex: Erotic or Horrific” written by G. Michael Vasey: http://amzn.to/2FQGHTV
“The Lingering Ghost of ‘Ma Barker”: http://troytaylorbooks.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-last-great-outlaw-gang.html
“The Axman of New Orleans”: https://the-line-up.com/axeman-of-new-orleans
“They Made a Tonic” from the book, “The World of LORE, Monstrous Creatures” by Aaron Mahnke: http://amzn.to/2mJRIxH
Music provided by Midnight Syndicate, used with permission. Music in this episode is from the album, “The Dead Matter”: http://amzn.to/2DeHsVi

Dec 03 2018

1hr 39mins

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Rank #10: “HAUNTINGS OF THE VILLISCA AX MURDER HOUSE” and 8 More Scary But True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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“HAUNTINGS OF THE VILLISCA AX MURDER HOUSE” and 8 More Scary But True Stories! #WeirdDarkness
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STORY CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES…
“The Ghostly Horse Rider” submitted anonymously: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/08/14/the-ghostly-horse-rider/
“Invisible Ghost” submitted anonymously: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/08/19/invisible-ghost/
“Mr. Skeleton” submitted anonymously: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/08/24/mr-skeleton/
“Near Death Experience” submitted anonymously: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/08/16/near-death-experience/
“Red Demon” submitted anonymously: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/08/20/red-demon/
“The Dead Calling” submitted anonymously: http://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2015/08/25/the-dead-calling/
“The Chiming Clock” by Cindy Parmiter (from the book “True Stories of the Paranormal”): http://amzn.com/B00WOP7VNS
“Grandma’s Horror” by Raven Knight, submitted directly to WeirdDarkness.com
“One Dark Night in Iowa - Hauntings of the Villisca Ax Murder House” by Troy Taylor (from the book “Haunting of America”): http://amzn.com/B0088PHYJO
Music provided by Midnight Syndicate http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ and Shadow’s Symphony http://www.facebook.com/shadowssymphony/ - all music used with permission. All rights reserved.  All other music provided by AudioBlocks.com with paid license.

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I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use. If I somehow overlooked doing that for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I’ll rectify it the show notes as quickly as possible.

Psalm 23:4 ESV = "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

*** How to escape eternal death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM

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Mar 24 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #11: NATIVE AMERICAN Myths, Monsters, and Legends

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IN THIS EPISODE: Native American people in Oklahoma tell of a vampire-like creature called a stikini, or “man owl”. (The Stikini Vampire) The Native American Iroquois are terrified of a flying demonic creature that takes pleasure in tormenting their people – just for kicks. (The Flying Head of the Iroquois) Native Americans have wonderful legends of a powerful and magnificent Thunderbird that was sent by the Gods to protect humans from evil. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t terrifying. (Shapeshifting Thunderbirds) The Hopi Indian tribe encountered what they called the Maasaw – a living skeleton that was not only horrifying, but also gifted the Hopi with sacred knowledge. (The Skeleton Man of the Hopi) Many Native myths and legends deal with coyotes – for some it is the most sacred of all animals. For others, it is the most profane of animals. (Legends of the Coyote) Did the Comanche Indians defeat a race of white, red-haired giants? (White Giants) The Illini people have had numerous encounters with a mysterious dragon-like creature that existed thousands of moons before the pale face came. (Piasa - The Native American Dragon) The Cherokee have an interesting tale of how disease and medicine came into existence – and the story also explains why Native Americans respect all life. (The Legend of the Little Deer) The Cherokee people talk of an ancient light-skinned people whose blue eyes were so sensitive to light that they lived in the dark, underground. (The Moon-Eyed People of the Cherokee) The Chumash Indians in California first spoke of the dark watchers in legends and their artists painted images of them on cave walls. Who or what were they? (The Dark Watchers) Native Americans in North America have a well known cryptid that is believed to live even today – it’s cannibalistic, it can shapeshift, and it’s called the Wendigo. (Wendigo – The Native American Cannibal) All cultures have tales of heroes defeating evil. The Algonquian tribe is no different – and their mythical hero defeated evil sorcerers and the sorcerers’ demon followers. (Glooskap the Demon Slayer) ...and more Native American lore!
MENTIONED LINKS...
“The Last Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe” episode: http://weirddarkness.com/archives/4494
“Area 51 Killed My Husband” episode: http://weirddarkness.com/archives/4509
STORY AND MUSIC CREDITS/SOURCES…
“The Stikini Vampire” by A. Sutherland: http://bit.ly/2mrRQp5
“Legends of the Coyote” by A. Sutherland: http://bit.ly/2kLtK8s
“Wendigo – The Native American Cannibal” by A. Sutherland: http://bit.ly/2W293Bs
“Glooskap the Demon Slayer” by A. Sutherland: http://bit.ly/2kXJRzz
“White Giants” by Trycia at DiscloseTV: http://bit.ly/2moiQ8Q
“The Legend of the Little Deer” by Thalia Lightbringer: http://bit.ly/2m7kNGv
“More Native American Lore” by Eric Redding: http://bit.ly/2m0thiO
“The Flying Head of the Iroquois” by Ellen Lloyd: http://bit.ly/2mlzGVR
“Shapeshifting Thunderbirds” by Ellen Lloyd: http://bit.ly/2kxMAje and A. Sutherland: http://bit.ly/2kMqFoD
“The Skeleton Man of the Hopi” by Ellen Lloyd: http://bit.ly/2msZzDm
“Piasa - The Native American Dragon” by Ellen Lloyd: http://bit.ly/2kVwsbm
“The Moon-Eyed People of the Cherokee” by Ellen Lloyd: http://bit.ly/2VcDc5H
“The Dark Watchers” by Ellen Lloyd: http://bit.ly/2kokkPM
Weird Darkness theme by Manuel Marino (http://bit.ly/2JLBRKp). Background music provided by EpidemicSound and AudioBlocks with paid license. Music by Shadows Symphony (http://bit.ly/2W6N1xJ) and Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ) is also sometimes used with permission.
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Visit my sponsors: http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/sponsors
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MY RECORDING TOOLS…
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I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use. If I somehow overlooked doing that for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I’ll rectify it the show notes as quickly as possible.
WeirdDarkness™ - is a registered trademark of Marlar House Productions. Copyright © Marlar House Productions, 2019.
"I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46
How to escape eternal darkness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM

Sep 23 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #12: “The ‘PERFECT MURDER’ of Bobby Franks: The LEOPOLD AND LOEB Case” #WeirdDarkness

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IN THIS EPISODE: Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb should never have been friends, they were too different from on another. But they did have one thing in common – they both agreed to create the perfect murder – and a mundane pair of eyeglasses would be their undoing.

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STORY AND MUSIC CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES…
”The Perfect Murder of Bobby Franks” by Troy Taylor – from the book “Suffer the Children: American Horrors, Homicides and Hauntings”: https://amzn.to/2Ibv7YQ (available on Kindle, paperback)
Music provided by AudioBlocks.com with paid license.

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Psalm 23:4 ESV = "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” *** Learn how to escape eternal death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM
WeirdDarkness™ - © Marlar House Productions, 2019.

Feb 14 2019

2hr 39mins

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Rank #13: “The True Story of the Croglin Grange Vampire” and 9 More Scary True Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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“The True Story of the Croglin Grange Vampire” and 9 More Scary True Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness
Join me for a LIVE Q&A on my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/marlarhouse) this Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7pm Central Time! Ask me anything!
IN THIS EPISODE: A man in the 1800s writes his autobiography – and it includes the true story of a centuries-old vampire. (The Croglin Grange Vampire of Cumberland) Best friends from high school reunite many years later – but the personality of one grows darker and darker by the day. (She Hates Men) What was supposed to be a day of merriment and joy at the circus turns into horror and death for those in attendance. (Horror Under The Big Top) An aspiring Hollywood actress kisses her 5-year-old daughter goodbye and walks out the door – never to be seen again. (The Chilling Disappearance of Jean Spangler) A girls’ night at a cabin becomes spooky for one of them when she wakes in the middle of the night. (Specter in Blue Jeans) A family moves into a vacant home only to find out it’s not vacant. (Echoes of a Home Invasion) A peaceful breakfast at a hotel is interrupted by four gunshots, the death of guest, and the unusual confession of a woman holding the gun. (I Have Shot My Husband) A centuries-old curse was placed upon a small Connecticut town – turning it into a horrible place where people committed suicide or went insane. (Cursed Dudleytown) A fisherman experiences a very odd creature that defies explanation. (Something Wicked In The Woods) Anjette Lyles – a mother, widow, sought-after lover and companion, restaurant owner… and mass murder. (Restaurateur of Death)
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WEIRD DARKNESS MUSIC PROVIDED BY Midnight Syndicate http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ and Shadow’s Symphony http://www.facebook.com/shadowssymphony/ - all music used with permission. All rights reserved.

STORY CREDITS…
“She Hates Men”: http://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=24894
“Horror Under The Big Top” written by Troy Taylor from the book “And Hell Followed With It”: https://amzn.to/2qRfFGa
“The Chilling Disappearance of Jean Spangler” by Jessica Ferri: https://the-line-up.com/jean-spangler-disappearance
“Specter in Blue Jeans” submitted anonymously to http://www.WeirdDarkness.com
“Echoes of a Home Invasion” submitted by Chuck James: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2018/03/28/echoes-of-a-home-invasion-the-haunting-of-our-chicago-home/
“I Have Shot My Husband” by Robert Wilhelm: http://www.murderbygaslight.com/2018/04/i-have-shot-my-husband.html
“Restaurateur of Death” by Ciarin Conliffe: https://www.headstuff.org/history/anjette-lyles-restaurateur-death-poison/
“Croglin Grange Vampire of Cumberland” by Les Hewitt: https://www.historicmysteries.com/croglin-grange-vampire/
“Something Wicked In The Woods”: http://ghostsnghouls.com/2015/07/15/creepy-story-woods/
“Cursed Dudleytown”: http://www.ancientpages.com/2017/12/30/cursed-dudleytown-what-really-happened-in-americas-village-of-the-damned-in-connecticut/
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Apr 25 2018

1hr 33mins

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Rank #14: “THE ANGUISH OF FOREST HAVEN ASYLUM” and 5 More Terrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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BATTLE THE DARKNESS: http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/BATTLE
WEIRD DARKNESS LIVE ON HALLOWEEN: http://weirddarkness.com/weirdweb/1600/
IN THIS EPISODE: Matthew Weeks was found guilty and hanged for the murder of Charlotte Dymond. Today it is said that the ghosts of both of them roam the countryside – but could it be that Matthew’s ghost is lamenting because he was innocent of the crime? (The Murder of Charlotte Dymond on Bodmin Moor) A building situated right in the middle of London’s swankiest and most historical areas, has long been said to be the lair of something not of this earth. (The Bizarre Nameless Thing of Berkley Square) “The Jungle Book” - we are all familiar with the story in some way – either from the classic animated Disney film version from 1967, the live action version in 2016, or the original novel by Rudyard Kipling published in 1894. In fact, yet another retelling of the story is coming in 2019 in a film entitled simply, “Mowgli”. But what many don’t know is that the character of Mowgli was, in fact, inspired by a real boy who was raised by wild animals. (The Real Life Inspiration for Mowgli) Evil stepmothers, jealous of their stepdaughters’ beauty are a classic tome in fantastical stories – but Martha Savcoll was no fairy tale. (Brooklyn Murderess) Of all the places in the world you would expect to be safe from the paranormal, it would be a church – but that would not be telling the truth when referring to Adams Grove Presbyterian Church in Alabama. (Haunted Adams Grove Presbyterian Church) Outside of Washington, D.C. lies Forest Haven Asylum, an abandoned institution with a thoroughly disturbing past. (The Anguish of Forest Haven Asylum)
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STORY CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES…
“The Anguish of Forest Haven Asylum” by Gary Sweeney: http://ow.ly/VcsP30mhcSE
“The Murder of Charlotte Dymond on Bodmin Moor” by Les Hewitt: https://www.historicmysteries.com/charlotte-dymond-murder/
“The Nameless Thing of Berkeley Square” by Brent Swancer: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/06/the-bizarre-nameless-thing-of-berkeley-square/
“The Real-Life Inspiration For Mowgli” by Noelle Talmon: https://www.ranker.com/list/life-of-dina-sanichar/nicky-benson
“The Brooklyn Murderess” by Robert Wilhelm: http://www.murderbygaslight.com/2018/10/the-brooklyn-murderess.html
“Haunted Adams Grove Presbyterian Church” submitted directly to WeirdDarkness.com by Paul Roberts from Halo Paranormal Investigations: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HPIinternational/
WEIRD DARKNESS MUSIC PROVIDED BY Midnight Syndicate http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ and Shadow’s Symphony http://www.facebook.com/shadowssymphony/ - all music used with permission. All rights reserved.  All other music provided by AudioBlocks.com with paid license.

There is no copyright infringement intended for this episode and/or the material used for it. If you have an issue with Marlar House/Weird Darkness posting this, please contact us privately and we can sort it out.

Acts 10:38 = “...he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.”

“How can I be saved?” http://ow.ly/gaE730lTme9

Oct 18 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #15: “CHRONICLES OF THE BLACK DEATH” (And You Think The Coronavirus Is Bad!) #WeirdDarkness

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If you like the podcast, please share it with your friends and family on social media, email, and text to invite them to become Weirdos too! For just $5 per month you can become a patron and automatically get bonus audio and the commercial free version of Weird Darkness every day! Become a patron at http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/WEIRDO.

IN THIS EPISODE: During the bubonic plague in the early Middle-Ages, those who became sick and were even suspected of having the plague, were forced to relocate to a quarantined island – Poveglia Island. The gruesomeness that took place there still continues today, with the island being illegal to visit – and reportedly, very haunted. (Inside Black Plague Island)
About 80 years after the black plague began, a different plague came upon England – a fatal one that would cause you to almost instantly perspire to death. (Death By Sweat) Europe just could not escape plagues of any kind – for example, the plague that made you, against your will, keep dancing until you dropped dead. (The Dance of Death) Most everyone is familiar with the plague in Europe in the early 1400s – but in the early 1900s it struck again. This time in San Francisco. If you’ve not heard that before, it could be because the U.S. government tried to cover it up. (The Plague of San Francisco) We look at some of the bathing – and lack thereof – that took place during the bubonic plague, as well as some of the beliefs they had about diet and how it might protect from contagion. Some of the ideas of what people thought could protect them from the disease are nothing short of shocking. (Living With The Black Death) Of all the imagery that comes to mind when hearing the words “bubonic plague” the most prevalent is most certainly that of the doctors – and the odd, bird-like masks they would wear. Why they dressed that way is interesting – but what the doctors did while wearing those suits and in their labs as they tried to battle the illness is absolutely horrifying. (Plague Doctors) And it probably comes as no surprise that something so deadly and horrific as the black plague would leave behind some residual paranormal energy – and boy is there a lot of it. (A Plague of Ghosts) We step into the Chamber of Comments, PLUS sometime during the show I’ll announce this month’s Weird@Work winner!

TODAY’S BONUS AUDIO FOR PATRONS…
“Bubonic Body Collectors”: https://www.patreon.com/posts/33977660

THIS MONTH’S WEIRD@WORK WINNER…
Maureen Jensen at Tamed Wild Apothecary: https://shoptamedwild.com

MENTIONED LINKS IN THE EPISODE…
“Gertrude Baniszewski: The Torture Mother” episode: http://weirddarkness.com/archives/3840
“Horrors in Battle: Monsters in War” episode: http://weirddarkness.com/archives/3342

STORY AND MUSIC CREDITS/SOURCES…
(Note: Over time links can and may become invalid, disappear, or have different content.)
“Inside Black Plague Island” by Cheryl Adams Richkoff: https://tinyurl.com/v85y7k6
“Plague Doctors” by Melissa Sartore: https://tinyurl.com/rmap5d8
“Death By Sweat” by Melissa Sartore: https://tinyurl.com/vqpvgrz
“The Plague of San Francisco” by Melissa Brinks: https://tinyurl.com/sbaht69
“Living With The Black Death” by Genevieve Carlton: https://tinyurl.com/tcbo9af, https://tinyurl.com/sfkjhrg; and Kellen Perry: https://tinyurl.com/u4bxkuf
“A Plague of Ghosts” by Erin Wisti: https://tinyurl.com/tm2cxzr
“The Dance of Death” by Melissa Satore: https://tinyurl.com/u6kdwgp
“Waking Up To Death” (intro to episode) by Darren Marlar and Genevieve Carlton: https://tinyurl.com/rvgmtxh
Weird Darkness opening and closing theme by Alibi Music Library. Weird@Work music bed by Audioblocks. Background music, varying by episode, provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license; Shadows Symphony (http://bit.ly/2W6N1xJ), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (http://bit.ly/2LykK0g) used with permission.

MY RECORDING TOOLS…
MICROPHONE (Neumann TLM103): http://amzn.to/2if01CL
POP FILTER (AW-BM700): http://amzn.to/2zRIIyK
XLR CABLE (Mogami Gold Studio): http://amzn.to/2yZXJeD
MICROPHONE PRE-AMP (Icicle): http://amzn.to/2vLqLzg
SOFTWARE (Adobe Audition): http://amzn.to/2vLqI6E
HARDWARE (iMac Pro): https://amzn.to/2suZGkA

I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use. If I somehow overlooked doing that for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I’ll rectify it the show notes as quickly as possible.
WeirdDarkness™ - is a trademark and creation of of Marlar House Productions. Copyright © Marlar House Productions, 2020.
"I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46
How to escape eternal darkness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM

Feb 13 2020

1hr 54mins

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Rank #16: “The Hidden Webpage” Creepypasta #WeirdDarkness

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SUPPORT THE PODCAST...
Become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/marlarhouse
Check out all of the sponsors: http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/sponsors
Advertise on Weird Darkness;: http://www.bgadgroup.com or call 770-874-3200
Audiobooks narrated by Darren Marlar: http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/audiobooks
Weird Darkness store (t-shirts, mugs, etc.): http://www.WeirdDarkness.com/store
Join The Facebook Group: http://www.Facebook.com/groups/MarlarHouse

STORY CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES…
“The Hidden Webpage” by Jared Roberts: https://www.creepypasta.com/the-hidden-webpage/
Music provided by Midnight Syndicate http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ and Shadow’s Symphony http://www.facebook.com/shadowssymphony/ - all music used with permission. All rights reserved.  All other music provided by AudioBlocks.com with paid license.

MY RECORDING TOOLS...
* MICROPHONE (Neumann TLM103): http://amzn.to/2if01CL
* POP FILTER (AW-BM700): http://amzn.to/2zRIIyK
* XLR CABLE (Mogami Gold Studio): http://amzn.to/2yZXJeD
* MICROPHONE PRE-AMP (Icicle): http://amzn.to/2vLqLzg
* SOFTWARE (Adobe Audition): http://amzn.to/2vLqI6E
* HARDWARE (MacBook Pro): http://amzn.to/2vQzD5g

There is no copyright infringement intended for this episode and/or the material used for it. If you have an issue with Marlar House/Weird Darkness posting this, please contact us privately and we can sort it out.
Psalm 23:4 ESV = "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
*** Learn how to escape eternal death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM

WeirdDarkness™ - © Marlar House Productions, 2019.

Mar 01 2019

2hr 14mins

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Rank #17: “THE HAUNTING GHOSTS OF 9/11” and 3 More True Paranormal Stories #WeirdDarkness

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“THE HAUNTING GHOSTS OF 9/11” and 3 More True Paranormal Stories #WeirdDarkness
IN THIS EPISODE: A man and his family experience strange and terrifying events in their home located next to a meteor crater. (I’ve Never Told My Story) Part bat. Part bigfoot. What has been unfortunately named “Batsquatch” sounds like a B-list villain in a DC comic taking on the Caped Crusader, but for some who live in Washington state near Mt. St. Helens, it’s not imaginary at all. (Bizarre Encounters With Batsquatch) If you mention gnomes to someone, most think of those tiny ceramic or concrete figurines people place in gardens or on their front doorstep to greet visitors. But in a certain portion of England, if you mention gnomes – you get the real thing. (The Mysterious Gnomes of Wollaton Park) But first, we go back to a normal, sunny Tuesday morning seventeen years ago – when the world changed forever after a terrorist attack on the U.S., left families in despair, a country in fear, and spirits of those lost still wandering ground zero to this day. (The Ghosts of 9-11) If you like what you hear, please share a link to this post on your social media, tell your friends about the podcast, and please leave a rating and review in Apple Podcasts; I might read your review here in a future episode!

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STORY CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES…
“The Ghosts of 9-11” by Charlotte Ikonen: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/728074/9-11-ghost-ground-zero-memorial-twin-towers-new-york-anniversary-news
“The Mysterious Gnomes of Wollaton Park” by Brent Swancer: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/06/the-mysterious-gnomes-of-wollaton-park/
“I’ve Never Told My Story” by John Smoker, submitted directly to WeirdDarkness.com.
“Bizarre Encounters With The Batsquatch” by Brent Swancer: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/06/bizarre-encounters-with-the-batsquatch/
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"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” — Psalm 23:4 ESV

Sep 11 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #18: What If IMAGINARY FRIENDS Aren’t Imaginary At All? #WeirdDarkness

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What If IMAGINARY FRIENDS Aren’t Imaginary At All? #WeirdDarkness
Most people had imaginary friends when they were younger. These "friends" were usually nice, funny, and even comforting. They took the form of animals, other humans, and sometimes larger-than-life characters that defy classification. And sometimes they were extremely creepy and downright scary, especially when examined in hindsight.

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Psalm 23:4 ESV = "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
*** Learn how to escape eternal death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM

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Feb 27 2019

32mins

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Rank #19: “THE CURSED VILLAGE OF WITCHES” and 5 More Terrifying True Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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“THE CURSED VILLAGE OF WITCHES” and 5 More Terrifying True Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness
Nestled away within the rolling foothills of the Moncayo mountain range, in the province of Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain, is the tiny village of Trasmoz. The town has a long history, with its origins as a lordship dating back to the 12th century. Its colorful and turbulent past has seen it being conquered by Jaime I, king of Aragón, as well as a civil war with the nearby Veruela Abbey, and it is also known as being the temporary home of a Spanish inventor of the mop and its bucket. Over the years the population has dwindled here from around 10,000 people in its heyday to just around 62 permanent residents, and it seems like just another quaint little Spanish countryside town, but this place is remarkable as having a rather sinister past as a place of witches, pagan rituals, and black magic. I’m Darren Marlar and this is Weird Darkness.
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IN THIS EPISODE: When Jeffrey Dampier won the lottery, he thought he finally had it all. Little did he know that someone was about to take everything from him. (No Good Deed Goes Unpunished) They found Annie stretched out on the floor with a pistol lying by her hand. There was no sign of a struggle and nothing had been taken; they could only conclude that Annie had taken her own life. But is that really what happened? (The Annie Dorman Mystery) When you think of seeing a ghost, you almost automatically envision an ethereal being, in flowing white – like that of a woman in a wedding dress. And that might make sense, seeing as there are a lot of dead brides-to-be floating around America. (Til Death: Ghost Brides of the United States) You’ve seen them on the outside of large gothic buildings and massive churches. Their stone faces and menacing presence can be unsettling to some. But what are the purpose of gargoyles? (In The Protection of Gargoyles) Were Betty and Barney Hill actually visited and even abducted by aliens in 1961, or was it an outlandish story just to get attention? (The Betty and Barney Hill Abduction) The village of Trasmoz in Spain is said to be cursed by witches. Could there be a truth in the lore? (The Cursed Village of Witches)
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STORY CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES…
“The Cursed Village of Witches” by Brent Swancer: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/06/spains-mysterious-cursed-village-of-witches/
“Til Death: Ghost Brides of the United States”: https://notebookofghosts.com/2018/09/16/til-death-ghost-brides-of-the-us/amp/
“No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” by Wyatt Redd: https://allthatsinteresting.com/jeffrey-dampier (“Were In The Money”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkn0Z2KOK2A)
“The Annie Dorman Mystery” by Robert Wilhelm: http://www.murderbygaslight.com/2018/09/the-annie-dorman-mystery.html
“The Betty and Barney Hill Abduction” by Les Hewitt: https://www.historicmysteries.com/betty-barney-hill-abduction-story/
“In The Protection of Gargoyles” by A. Sutherland: http://www.ancientpages.com/2018/09/29/gargoyles-mysterious-ancient-fearsome-creatures-warding-off-evil/
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Psalm 91:5 = “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day.”

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Oct 10 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #20: “THE HISTORY OF SUMMERWIND MANSION” and 5 More Terrifying True Paranormal Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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“THE HISTORY OF SUMMERWIND MANSION” and 5 More Terrifying True Paranormal Stories! #WeirdDarkness
If a person was forced to choose what the greatest ghost story in Wisconsin might be, it would almost undoubtedly be the legend of Summerwind. This haunted mansion has spawned more strange tales and stories that any other location in the state. What dark secrets remain hidden in the ruins of this once grand estate? Were the stories of ghostly encounters and messages from beyond really true... or were they part of an elaborate publicity hoax?
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WEIRD DARKNESS LIVE ON HALLOWEEN: http://weirddarkness.com/weirdweb/1600/

IN THIS EPISODE: Was Summerwind in Wisconsin really haunted? No one knows and if they do, they aren’t saying. Today, only the foundations, the stone chimneys and perhaps the ghosts remain. (Summerwind: The Most Haunted House In Wisconsin) A young woman discovers that it’s possible to live a lonely life, yet still not be alone. (Followed By a Child) Is it possible that during the years of World War 1, Agnes Whiteland, while peering off her balcony, saw a group of time travelers? (Agnes And The Time Travelers) Tituba proved to be a fantastic orator as she talked her way out of slavery using the fear and mass hysteria of witchcraft that paralyzed the people of Salem. (Tituba And the Salem Witch Trials) The discovery of a 10-year-old's body at an ancient Roman site in Italy suggests his family, friends, and neighbors thought he was a vampire – and took measures to make sure he wouldn’t return from the grave. (The Unearthing of a Child Vampire) Authorities placed Gil Perez in jail as a deserter and for the possibility that he may have been in the service of Satan. In Gil’s defense though, he said he simply teleported somewhere else. (Teleportation of a Spanish Soldier)

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STORY CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES…
“Summerwind: Wisconsin’s Most Haunted House” by Troy Taylor: https://www.prairieghosts.com/summer.html
“Followed By a Child”: https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=25672
“Agnes And The Time Travelers”: https://alien-ufo-sightings.com/2018/09/travelers-in-time-observing-world-war-i-the-strange-case-of-agnes-whiteland-proof-of-time-travel/
“Tituba and the Salem Witch Trials” by William DeLong: https://allthatsinteresting.com/tituba
“The Unearthing of a Child Vampire”: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181012093005.htm
“Teleportation of a Spanish Soldier” by Ellen Lloyd: http://www.ancientpages.com/2018/10/15/gil-perez-unexplained-ancient-teleportation-of-a-spanish-soldier/
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"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” — Psalm 23:4 ESV

“How can I be saved?” http://ow.ly/gaE730lTme9

Oct 16 2018

56mins

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