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EnCrypted: The Classic Horror Podcast

Classic tales of supernatural horror and suspense are brought to life in this series of audiobooks featuring the works of E.F.Benson, Saki, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and more. Fans of the creepiest, spookiest podcasts will thrill to the immersive retellings of these nightmarish short stories from the vaults of terror, complete with compelling narration, sound effects and music. As told by the mysterious Jasper L'Estrange, EnCrypted: The Classic Horror Podcast is your new home for scary stories drawn from the rich traditions of horror, supernatural, and weird fiction.

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"Young Strickland's Career" by J.D. Beresford

Are our lives predetermined? A father is anxious to see into the future to find out what his son will achieve...but what is the meaning of the bizarre vision he glimpses in a crystal ball?  This is an audio presentation of the 1921 short story "Young Strickland's Career" by J.D. Beresford, from the collection Signs and Wonders. Please support my work: Like what I do? Give me the fuel I need to create :) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/encryptedpod https://ko-fi.com/encryptedpodcast NEW! Become a patron on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/encryptedpod - exclusive patron-only content available, including another story by Frederick Cowles and a SURPRISE! Get  in touch!  If you want to discuss the show or have any ideas for  stories you'd like to see in future episodes, contact me:  encryptedpod@gmail.com About the episode: "Young Strickland's Career" by John Dafys Beresford. First published in Signs and Wonders, 1921, G.P. Putman's Sons. Credit where credit's due: End  theme music:  The Black Waltz by Scott Buckley |  www.scottbuckley.com.au Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Incidental music: Gathering Darkness by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3798-gathering-darkness License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Sound effects sourced at Freesound.org The recording was created using Audacity and BandLab. Podcast hosted by Anchor. Help my channel grow! Please like, subscribe, comment, follow, share, tell a friend, get in touch, donate etc.

11mins

29 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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"The Waxwork" by A.M. Burrage

A  freelance journalist asks to spend a night sleeping with the waxworks in Murderers' Den in order to write a sensationalist article for the newspaper...but as the night wears on he starts to believe the murderous characters around him are more than just wax effigies...This is an audio presentation of "The Waxwork" by A.M. Burrage. It is narrated and produced by Jasper L'Estrange for the EnCrypted Classic Horror Podcast.Please support my work:Like what I do? Give me the fuel I need to create :)https://www.buymeacoffee.com/encryptedpod https://ko-fi.com/encryptedpodcastNEW! Become a patron on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/encryptedpod - exclusive patron-only content available, including another story by Frederick Cowles!Get in touch!  If you want to discuss the show or have any ideas for stories you'd like to see in future episodes, contact me:  encryptedpod@gmail.comAbout the episode:"The Waxwork" by A.M. Burrage. First published in Someone in the Room by A.M. Burrage, 1931.Credit where credit's due:End  theme music:  The Black Waltz by Scott Buckley |  www.scottbuckley.com.au Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Incidental music:Seven Off by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4339-seven-offLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseRight Behind You by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4286-right-behind-youLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseMusic used :  " The Old Cemetery " composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek" Music link : https://youtu.be/s5ZYNTQXvIsSUBSCRIBE us on YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3qumnPHFollow on Facebook : https://bit.ly/33RWRtPFollow on Instagram : https://bit.ly/2ImU2JVSound effects:https://freesound.org/people/laurenmartin236/sounds/215938/**Used under the following license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/All other sound effects sourced at Freesound.orgThe recording was created using Audacity and BandLab. Podcast hosted by Anchor.Help my channel grow!Please like, subscribe, comment, follow, share, tell a friend, get in touch, donate etc.

31mins

29 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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"Eyes for the Blind" by Frederick Cowles

A man called John Dangerfield has been arrested for a spate of eye-gougings, but the motorcycling monk who visits him recognises the prisoner as a London spiritualist. Why does Sydney Jackson claim to be John Dangerfield? And what has inspired his dark and bloody crimes? This is an audio presentation of "Eyes for the Blind" by Frederick Cowles. It is narrated and produced by Jasper L'Estrange for EnCrypted: The Classic Horror Podcast. Please support my work: Like what I do? Give me the fuel I need to create :) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/encryptedpod https://ko-fi.com/encryptedpodcast NEW! Become a patron on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/encryptedpod - exclusive patron-only content available, including another story by Frederick Cowles! Get  in touch!  If you want to discuss the show or have any ideas for  stories you'd like to see in future episodes, contact me:  encryptedpod@gmail.com About the episode: "Eyes for the Blind" by Frederick Cowles. First published in The Horror of Abbot's Grange, and Other Stories by Frederick Cowles, 1936. Credit where credit's due: End  theme music:  The Black Waltz by Scott Buckley |  www.scottbuckley.com.au Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Incidental music: Ominous by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4162-ominous License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Supernatural by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4446-supernatural License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Dopplerette by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3668-dopplerette License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Music provided by "Vivek Abhishek" https://www.youtube.com/user/VivEKhsi... Music used : "The Exorcism" originally composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek" https://youtu.be/CTeH8jTVNvE Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VivekEKhsihbA/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vivek.abhis... Sound effects: https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/200428/* https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/211612/* https://freesound.org/people/YleArkisto/sounds/434535/* *Used under the following license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ All other sound effects sourced at Freesound.org The recording was created using Audacity and BandLab. Podcast hosted by Anchor. Help my channel grow! Please like, subscribe, comment, follow, share, tell a friend, get in touch, donate etc.

17mins

26 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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"Brickett Bottom" by Amyas Northcote

A vicar and his two daughters go to stay at a parsonage in a remote English village. When the eldest daughter sees an old red-brick house in an overgrown part of the woods she grows curious about the house and its occupants. But what is the secret of the house at Brickett Bottom. This is an audio presentation of "Brickett Bottom" by Amyas Northcote, first published in the collection In Ghostly Company (1922). It is narrated and produced by Jasper L'Estrange for EnCrypted: The Classic Horror Podcast. Please support my work: Like what I do? Give me the fuel I need to create :) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/encryptedpod https://ko-fi.com/encryptedpodcast NEW! Become a patron on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/encryptedpod - new audio coming soon, including another story by Frederick Cowles! Get  in touch!  If you want to discuss the show or have any ideas for  stories you'd like to see in future episodes, contact me:  encryptedpod@gmail.com About the episode: "Brickett Bottom" by Amyas Northcote. Featured in In Ghostly Company, published by John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1922. Credit where credit's due: End  theme music:  The Black Waltz by Scott Buckley |  www.scottbuckley.com.au Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Incidental music: Past The Edge by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4997-past-the-edge License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Water Prelude by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4610-water-prelude License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Vanishing by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4578-vanishing License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Sound effects: *Used under the following license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ All other sound effects sourced at Freesound.org The recording was created using Audacity and BandLab. Podcast hosted by Anchor. Help my channel grow! Please like, subscribe, comment, follow, share, tell a friend, get in touch, donate etc.

26mins

23 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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"The House on the Marsh" by Frederick Cowles

A man is surprised to inherit a large house in Norfolk when his sinister Uncle Slade passes away. But why do awful black flies swarm in the attic? Why are ghostly white faces glimpsed in the windows? And what secrets are held in the Uncle's diary? This is an audio presentation of the story "The House on the Marsh" by Frederick Cowles (1936). It is narrated and produced by Jasper L' Estrange for EnCrypted: The Classic Horror Podcast. Follow me on social media: https://linktr.ee/encryptedpod SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: www.youtube.com/encryptedclassichorror Please support my work: Like what I do? Give me the fuel I need to create :) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/encryptedpod https://ko-fi.com/encryptedpodcast NEW! Become a patron on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/encryptedpod - new audio coming soon, including another story by Frederick Cowles! Get  in touch!  If you want to discuss the show or have any ideas for  stories you'd like to see in future episodes, contact me:  encryptedpod@gmail.com About the episode: "The House on the Marsh" by Frederick Cowles. First published in The Horror of Abbot's Grange, and Other Stories by Frederick Cowles, 1936. Credit where credit's due: End  theme music:  The Black Waltz by Scott Buckley |  www.scottbuckley.com.au Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Incidental music: Music used :  "Ghost Of The Lake" originally composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek" https://youtu.be/SD5q3FtJfHg  Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VivekEKhsihbA/  Follow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2ImU2JV Music used :  " THE SILENT HILL " composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek" Music link : https://youtu.be/Yj9GvZdj5a0SUBSCRIBE us on YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3qumnPHFollow on Facebook: https://bit.ly/33RWRtPFollow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2ImU2JV Sound effects: https://freesound.org/people/FreqMan/sounds/25846/* https://freesound.org/people/HerbertBoland/sounds/75189/* https://freesound.org/people/Suncord_Audiolab/sounds/476247/* *Used under the following license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ All other sound effects sourced at Freesound.org The recording was created using Audacity and BandLab. Podcast hosted by Anchor. Help my channel grow! Please like, subscribe, comment, follow, share, tell a friend, get in touch, donate etc.

21mins

21 Jul 2021

Rank #5

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"Unseen - Unfeared" by Francis Stevens

After dinner with his detective friend, a man walks home through a poor neighbourhood and starts to feel menaced by its inhabitants. Feeling strange, he seeks refuge in a building housing an exhibition called "See the Great Unseen". His nightmare has only just begun... This is an audio presentation of the story "Unseen - Unfeared" by Francis Stevens (Gertrude Barrows Bennett), read and produced by Jasper L'Estrange for EnCrypted: The Classic Horror Podcast. NOTE: Some very minor text amendments have been made to this story. For more information visit: https://encryptedpod.blogspot.com/ Please support my work: Like what I do? Give me the fuel I need to create :) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/encryptedpod https://ko-fi.com/encryptedpodcast NEW! Become a patron on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/encryptedpod - more exclusive content for patrons coming soon. Get  in touch!  If you want to discuss the show or have any ideas for  stories you'd like to see in future episodes, contact me:  encryptedpod@gmail.com About the episode: "Unseen - Unfeared" by Francis Stevens (Gertrude Barrows Bennett) was first published in People's Favorite Magazine February 10, 1919. Credit where credit's due: End  theme music:  The Black Waltz by Scott Buckley |  www.scottbuckley.com.au Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Incidental music: Penumbra by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4203-penumbra License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Music provided by "Vivek Abhishek" https://bit.ly/3qumnPH Music used : "THE PANDEMIC" originally composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek" https://youtu.be/N_G0epiiK28 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VivekEKhsihbA/ Follow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2ImU2JV Music used :  " THE SILENT HILL " composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek" Music link : https://youtu.be/Yj9GvZdj5a0SUBSCRIBE us on YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3qumnPHFollow on Facebook: https://bit.ly/33RWRtPFollow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2ImU2JV Night Break by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4125-night-break License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Sound effects: All sound effects sourced at Freesound.org The recording was created using Audacity and BandLab. Podcast hosted by Anchor. Help my channel grow! Please like, subscribe, comment, follow, share, tell a friend, get in touch, donate etc.

45mins

17 Jul 2021

Rank #6

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"The Inn" by Guy Preston

A travelling salesman seeks refuge when his motorcycle breaks down on a  desolate moor. He thinks he has found it when he arrives at an isolated  inn. But his troubles have only just begun...  Jasper L' Estrange reads this classic 1932 tale written by Guy Preston and included in the Second Pan Book of Horror Stories.  The EnCrypted Classic Horror Podcast brings classic horror to life with  compelling narration, sound effects and music. NOTE: After uploading I noticed there's a small skip in the audio at 29:13 (after the word "star"). Nothing is missing; it just sounds a bit abrupt - the result either of a tech glitch or, more likely, my "pulpy fingers" like the landlord in this story. Apologies if it affects your listening experience. Please support my work: Like what I do? Give me the fuel I need to create :) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/encryptedpod https://ko-fi.com/encryptedpodcast NEW! Become a patron on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/encryptedpod Get in touch!  If you want to discuss the show or have any ideas for stories you'd like to see in future episodes, contact me:  encryptedpod@gmail.com Credit where credit's due: End  theme music:  The Black Waltz by Scott Buckley |  www.scottbuckley.com.au Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Incidental music: "Dead or Alive" (Music provided by "Vivek Abhishek" https://www.youtube.com/user/VivEKhsihbA Music used : "Dead or Alive" originally composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek" https://youtu.be/0mDULJXm-2A Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VivekEKhsihbA/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vivek.abhishek) Gathering Darkness by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3798-gathering-darkness License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Sound effects: https://freesound.org/people/StoneyWaters/sounds/445459/* https://freesound.org/people/ERH/sounds/32296/* https://freesound.org/people/RepDac3/sounds/513607/* https://freesound.org/people/FreqMan/sounds/88137/* *All used with the following license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ All other sound effects sourced at Freesound.org The recording was created using Audacity and BandLab. Podcast hosted by Anchor. Help my channel grow! Please like, subscribe, comment, follow, share, tell a friend, get in touch, donate etc.

34mins

13 Jul 2021

Rank #7

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"By One, By Two and By Three" by Adrian Ross

Savage, bloodthirsty attacks begin to happen to those in the orbit of Angus Macbane, distant descendant of a Scottish warlock, in this hard-to-find short story by Adrian Ross (aka Arthur Reed Ropes, aka Stephen Hall) from 1887.  The story was included in the Second Pan Book of Horror Stories (1960) edited by Herbert Van Thal. Please support my work: Like what I do? Give me the fuel I need to create :) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/encryptedpod https://ko-fi.com/encryptedpodcast NEW! Become a patron on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/encryptedpod Get  in touch!  If you want to discuss the show or have any ideas for  stories you'd like to see in future episodes, contact me:  encryptedpod@gmail.com Credit where credit's due: End  theme music:  The Black Waltz by Scott Buckley |  www.scottbuckley.com.au Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Incidental music: "I Walk With Ghosts" by  Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License "The Summoning" by Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License "Road to Hell" by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4297-road-to-hell License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Music used :  " The Old Cemetery " composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek" Music link : https://youtu.be/s5ZYNTQXvIsSUBSCRIBE us on YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3qumnPHFollow on Facebook : https://bit.ly/33RWRtPFollow on Instagram : https://bit.ly/2ImU2JV Sound effects: https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/360328/* https://freesound.org/people/visualasylum/sounds/322377/* https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/415209/* https://freesound.org/people/straget/sounds/419504/* https://freesound.org/people/MilliiStewart15/sounds/566576/* https://freesound.org/people/Cell31_Sound_Productions/sounds/376248/* https://freesound.org/people/j_o_j/sounds/363016/* https://freesound.org/people/nornalbion/sounds/195733/* The recording was created using Audacity and BandLab. Podcast hosted by Anchor.

1hr 22mins

8 Jul 2021

Rank #8

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"Pargiton and Harby" by Desmond MacCarthy

When Robert Harby is unexpectedly reunited with old university friend Pargiton, he is alarmed to find that Pargiton believes himself haunted by someone or something, and that only Harby can keep him safe. But what dark secrets lie in Pargiton's past? And who haunts him? This audiobook of "Pargiton and Harby" by Desmond MacCarthy is narrated by Jasper L' Estrange for the EnCrypted Classic Horror Podcast, the podcast series that brings classic horror and ghost stories to life with compelling narration, sound effects, and music. ******** Please support my work:     Like what I do? Give me the fuel I need to create :)   https://www.buymeacoffee.com/encryptedpod https://ko-fi.com/encryptedpodcast NEW! Become a patron on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/encryptedpod Get in touch!  If you want to discuss the show or have any ideas for stories you'd like to see in future episodes, contact me: encryptedpod@gmail.com About the episode: "Pargiton and Harby" written by Desmond MacCarthy. First published in 1926 in "The Ghost Book", edited by Lady Cynthia Asquith.  Later collected in 1972 in "The Fourth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories" edited by Robert Aickman. Credit where credit's due: End theme music:  The Black Waltz by Scott Buckley | www.scottbuckley.com.au Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Incidental music:  Music used :  " THE LAST LETTER " composed and produced by "Vivek Abhishek" Music link : https://youtu.be/vjMC2SJjvZo  SUBSCRIBE us on YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3qumnPH Follow on Facebook : https://bit.ly/33RWRtP Follow on Instagram : https://bit.ly/2ImU2JV Ominous by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4162-ominous License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Spider's Web by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4406-spider-s-web License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Sound effects sourced at Freesound.org https://freesound.org/people/Eelke/sounds/145186/* https://freesound.org/people/alexanderweidner/sounds/424863/* https://freesound.org/people/tyops/sounds/474624/* https://freesound.org/people/Eelke/sounds/145185/* https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/346641/https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/346641/* https://freesound.org/people/inchadney/sounds/57913/* *All effects used with the following licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ The recording was created using Audacity and BandLab. Podcast hosted by Anchor. MORE GREAT HORROR AND GHOST STORIES ON THE WAY...

38mins

4 Jul 2021

Rank #9

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An EnCrypted Special: "The Diver" by A.J. Alan

Nottingham-born A.J. Alan (real name: Leslie Harrison Lambert) was a performing magician, radio ham, volunteer coastguard radio operator, and naval intelligence officer who, at the start of World War II was part of the vital military intelligence effort at Bletchley Park. Prior to the war, he was telling stories on BBC radio and became one of the most popular broadcasting personalities of the time. These stories - light, but often strange and sometimes spooky - were later to be anthologised in ghost story collections such as the Fontana series curated by Robert Aickman, although they were meant to be performed and delivered in the rambling, conversational style Alan had made his own. He died in 1941.    Archive radio of A.J. Alan is now hard to find, but you can hear some gramophone recordings on the Stars of the Wireless site here: https://rfwilmut.net/wireless/alan.html I have tried to recreate the feel of one of those vintage broadcasts with this reading of what is possibly A.J. Alan's most traditional "ghost" story,  "The Diver".  This special episode is intended as a tribute from one Nottingham "radio  ham" to another! You can read more about A.J. Alan in this informative essay: https://tychy.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/premonitory-tales-from-dickens-signalman-to-the-radio-broadcasts-of-a-j-alan-66/ More great horror stories are on their way... Please support my work: Like what I do? Give me the fuel I need to create :) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/encryptedpod https://ko-fi.com/encryptedpodcast NEW! Become a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encryptedpod Get in touch! If you want to discuss the show or have any ideas for stories you'd like to see in future episodes, contact me: encryptedpod@gmail.com End theme music: The Black Waltz by Scott Buckley | www.scottbuckley.com.au Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

17mins

1 Jul 2021

Rank #10