Something Scary

Something Scary

By Studio71

Do you wanna hear something scary? Join Markeia every week as they bring you the creepiest ghost stories, urban legends, and folktales. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.comTake our survey:


Gravely Gothic

Love can drive one to insanity, journeys can take unexpected twists on cobblestone streets in the dark, and you don’t know what truly lies beyond paths that can test even the closest of friends. These are places life can take you that are gravely gothic. First, a lost love returns determined on forever. Next, the dead of the night holds a girl tight. After that, a wife seeks more than till death do us part. And finally, a motley crew encounters a mad entity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/07/2031m 42s

Hidden Terrors: Unleashed II

Last we ventured together we unleashed hidden terrors lurking in the cartridges of old school video games. It begs the question what exactly do we hope to find in the video games of yore? Perhaps these forces should remain in the past, locked in the machinery of old systems. First, we hear the chilling conclusion of our story Critter Valley. Then we read some fanmail that shares how the supernatural can shape us while we’re young. And finally we end with a classic Creepy Pasta titled “Looking for an Old Game” by Anonymous. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
30/06/2043m 14s

Hidden Terrors: Unleashed

We surround ourselves with the material, the man-made objects, and technology. Sometimes they even become a part of us. Sometimes that is as decoration or life aids. Other times they take a part of ourselves. These hidden things hold their own energies and we never know if that energy could bring joy or terror until they are unleashed. First, Beware the used games you buy, a killer deal might come at a price. Next, body art can bring out demons beneath the skin. After that, A poem follows what needs to feed. And finally, an anonymous creepy pasta delves into twisted mechanics of a popular game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
23/06/2034m 8s

In the Jaws of Danger

When you’re not raised on superstitions, entities of lore can lure the most vulnerable into their clutches. If these tales didn’t have a shred of truth to them, why then do most cultures have them? Always heed the warnings of folklore or before you know it, you might quickly slip into the jaws of danger. First, Respect your elders or expect their regards. Next, will you answer the call of the Banshee? After that, The Berberoka rises to the surface to pull you down. And finally, fan mail for and a case in defense of dogs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/06/2033m 16s

Morbid Ill-usions

Sights and sounds can blind our judgement if they’re under the control of sinister powers. Does a mask hide fangs? Can forces embed dangerous visions in our mind? Bright spotlights can hide many things behind them. Leaving you delirious and wondering if it’s all a real threat or just a morbid illusion. First, you can’t escape the Shapeshifting Yaksha. Next, an immersive audio journey into our third eye to trick our minds. And finally we hear the true story behind Bright Like Knives with the writer Ivan Salazar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
09/06/2049m 31s

Cold As Death

The spider’s web that stories create online are spun over and over as they get retold and spread. The lines blur fact and fiction and as you get closer to look, it’s already too late--you’re trapped. It’s dangerous to believe every scary story you read online because even the most ridiculous tales hold a frightening grain of truth. But we never know for sure since so few live to spread the word. Only scraps of digital footprints remain and even those grow cold as death. First, we search for, the iconic Creepypasta abridged. Next, beware what you say, it’s dying to come true. After that, a cyber threat befalls us in The Theater, a beloved Creepypasta. And finally, a couple’s retreat makes for some killer romance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
02/06/2036m 9s

Never Alone

As we go about our daily lives, we’ve been trained to think that the material world that we see is all that exists. But that’s just not true, and it’s foolish to continue to believe so even when the shadows surround us. When we hear mysterious noises and feel as if we’re being followed...but no one is there. Don’t ignore the truth of the matter. We are never alone. First, and I repeat, we are never alone. Next, we get lost on a chilling walk in the woods. After that, frightful spirits in poetic verse. And finally, there’s danger in the mines in “Coal Dust” an anonymous creepypasta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/05/2030m 19s

Stumbling into Danger

We can get used to life's ebbs and flows, the constants of normalcy until things change. It can be abrupt, tearing apart the world you thought you knew and you find yourself stumbling into unfamiliar danger. First, Don’t let Grandma see you sneak in. Next, Discover a midnight snack like no other. After that, Beware the lady by the sea. And finally, mourn with the phantom seamstress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/05/2030m 1s

Friends ‘til the End

Friendship is something we all count on to get through life’s trials and tribulations. But be careful who you trust. Toxic friendships and harmful patterns can destroy souls. Following the wrong friends is dangerous. Are your friends worth sticking with until the end? First, new girls encounter a creepy truth about school cliques. Next, an old-timey shop invites girls to transform into ladies. After that, a haunted bridge leaves found-footage hard to be believed. And finally, don’t forget your oldest of friends, they haven’t forgotten you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/05/2031m 26s

Dark Discoveries

The locations are filled with unknown energies. Even familiar places once revisited can unveil unnoticed danger. Look close, find the paths leading to life-altering discoveries. Follow these dark discoveries and know that you won’t come back the same...that is if you come back at all. First, an excavation digs up an ancient deity. Next, trespassers enter forbidden paths. After that, a mother’s work is never done. And finally, a nighttime scraping noise at the window. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/05/2029m 45s

Tales of Classic Terrors

It’s important to know where things come from. Whether it’s an old locket that beckons for you to open it, an entity that whispers to you in your dreams, or the inspirational origins of your favorite scary stories. If we’re to know how to proceed forward, we must know the shaky steps it took to get where we are now. These are Tales of Classic Terrors. First, our modern reimagining of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Masque of The Red Death. Next, an art collection displays deadly secret. After that, a home housing a negative being within it. And finally, a homebound man spirals into madness in Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
28/04/2034m 51s

Dwelling Demons

Demons are always watching and come in many different forms. Amongst many things they can be entities dwelling in hidden places or fragments hidden inside your own mind coaxing the nightmares out of your subconscious. How many demons have you faced today? What demons do you face every day? First, a Korean myth proves that it is all about the timing. Next, dark visions foretell a bloody fate. After that, a soul will do anything for a real home. And finally, an ear-worm of a tale, the anonymous creepypasta “The Birds Are Singing." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/04/2037m 52s

Bright Spectres, Dark Shadows

Light is a comfort to us. We’re forever reaching for the light switch first because if you can see it, you know what to fight, right? But the eye catching brightness of a ghost can blind you to the darkness around & behind it. Those deep dark spaces the light doesn’t touch, spaces filled with shadows, always watching...always waiting. First, a real life encounter with a creepypasta monster. Next, a picture is worth a thousand screams. After that, a filipino legend guides us to fortune or doom. And finally, the final light speaks in classic creepypasta “Gateway of The Mind” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14/04/2033m 30s

Home Is Where The Haunt Is

Right now we are all spending a lot of time at home, it can make one wonder about the places we rest our bones at night. Staring up at the ceiling we find ourselves asking what is the history of the walls that surround us? Because home is where the haunt is. First, a family experiences a case of buyer’s remorse. Next, kids test ancestral boundaries. After that, a girl invites a power beyond her control. And finally, a true story of a house built on sickening secrets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/04/2032m 50s

A Feast of Fools

We know it’s dark and scary out there right now in these uncertain times. We hope you’re staying safe and staying quarantined. We’re grateful to have you here with us for a little escape. Come closer and listen to strange happenings beyond your wildest imaginations in this feast of fools. First a dark water legend rises to the surface. Next, we investigate the hot buzz at a college campus. After that, there’s ‘a knock at the window’ in a classic creepy pasta. And finally, a twisted retelling of the Monkey’s Paw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
31/03/2031m 32s

Deadly Last Looks

There are many looks we share with others, loved ones, friends, foes and strangers. The look of love, the look of goodbye, the look of success, the look of murder and the look of death like in these podcast’s stories. First, a vintage find is the perfect killer fit. Next, best friends part ways, forever. After that, new life is breathed into an ancient flora. And finally, we listen to one last concerto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/03/2030m 52s

Paranormal Lurkers

The shadow of spring invites the spirits of renewal, growth and good fortune. But within that shadow paranormal spirits still lurk. Prepped to shroud us, their prey, within the shadow of death. First, a paranormal twist on an Irish kissing legend. Next, we are caught in an inescapable gaze. After that, we revisit a Filipino legend. And finally, don’t forget that which is sacred. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/03/2032m 0s

Tales of Cosmic Horrors

Just when we’ve overcome the horror of ghosts and monsters surrounding us but look up at the night sky, imagine if there is greater terror out there. What lies beyond us? Could we be their allies or are we their meat? We hear stories of sightings and disappearances. The more and more we explore out there the more we wonder if they’re already here. First, visitors take much more than a family's hospitality. Next, the real face on the surface of Mars. After that, romance, and something else, is in the air on the night of the school dance. And finally, the classic creepy pasta, A Gift of Mercy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10/03/2031m 16s

Chased by Fate

Fate is a tricky thing, they say that it can’t be escaped. That when the writing's on the wall or the warnings have been read, that’s it for you. Because we can only be so cautious when facing the dangers in our path, because unfortunately, even the best security sometimes just isn’t enough. First, owing a debt means more than just owing money. Next, technology opens unsuspecting doorways, right into your home. After that, we’ll do our chores alone, in the dark. And finally, we end up in a place of healing, a children’s hospital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
03/03/2029m 50s

Insidious Beings

Insidious beings by their very nature are ever so patient, waiting just until our attention will slip. So then they can claw into the places we least expect and follow us to the grave. First, The Rake, a classic creepypasta, turns its gaze on us once more. Next, a child spends time with a preying figure. After that, simple shapes can have deadly meanings. And finally, a voice calls out from down below. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
25/02/2028m 3s

Monsters Wear Friendly Faces

Always be careful, stay vigilant, be protected, because if'll leave yourself vulnerable to the supernatural and inhuman energies around you. They'll catch your scent and snuff you out. First, nowhere is safe, not even the library. Next, be wary of those asking for a ride. After that, a twisted game of pretend. And finally, we'll settle in for a spooky bedtime story from Grandma. Take our survey: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18/02/2030m 22s

My Brutal Romance

Lend me your ears and give me your hearts. It's a romantic holiday that's filled with delicious chocolate hearts, teddy bears waiting to be possessed, and the crushing power of love. Whether you're jonesing for love or need no one at all, it's a Something Scary bloody valentine call. First, there’s love found under mysterious circumstances. Next, there’s mobile dating...a dangerous game of catfish and mouse. After that, dark magic tests the bonds of lovers true. And finally, the loneliest being will stop at nothing to win the object of their desire. Link to survey: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/02/2034m 9s

Towering Figures

What is that beyond the trees...along the wall...stretched out along the ground lurking, waiting? From further away, towering figures can look small and slow, but in an instant, they're upon you - and then it's too late. First, a boy cries monster, and the monster responds. Next, a shared pain sits in a shared silence. After that, a cavalcade of sound hunts us in Japan. And finally, a morning breakfast is served with chilling children. Take our survey: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
04/02/2030m 46s

Mythical Monsters Part 1

What happens when creatures of legend and monsters of modern mythology are pushed out into the world we live in now? These mythical monsters will creep ever closer to our doors, our homes. Don’t bother to barricade the windows, they’re already inside. First, work is Hell and then there are demons. Next, a classic Creepypasta of the zombie apocalypse around the corner. After that, a Chupacabra fueled by vengeance. And finally, Beware the Nokken, the Norweigen shapeshifters of myth. Take our survey: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
28/01/2032m 18s

Screams Are Closer Than They Appear

When sirens splinter the night, do you go toward the noise? Or take it as a sign to run away? Sounds can be warnings of dangers near it, or waiting for you to flee towards where it waits around the next corner...closer than you might think. First, buzz is that there is a new girl at school. Next, that sound you hear is a catchy jingle beckoning to be heard. After that, we hear skittering scratching away in the night. And finally, the cries of children call for you in a park late at night. Link to survey: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/01/2032m 10s

Safety NEVER Guaranteed

As children we are given many cautionary phrases to ensure our safety. "Don't talk to strangers. Always lock the door. Never travel alone. Be home before dark." As well meaning and sound as those warnings are, like with the characters in today's stories, within each of us is the need to answer that burning question..."Why not?" First, we're told never to respond when called at night. Next, we're instructed to never crash a house party. After that, we're told to take the long way and never take the shortcut. And finally, we're begged to never respond to the voices that whisper to us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14/01/2031m 32s

Ghosts in the Machine

Technology is our constant companion, for some it is a salve for superstitions and fears of the dark. But this Big Brother with infinite knowledge has you fooled. Ghosts in the machine are real. And while you can choose to not enter a haunted house, the entities in these stories have already been invited into your home within the very devices meant to entertain you. First, some virtual reality frights are more real than we would like them to be. Next, Polybius, a video game of urban legend, is given new life, much to the woe of its players. After that, nighttime video binging will lead us to eerie prophecies. And finally, pushing shuffle play will have dire consequences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/01/2036m 33s

Terrifying Stalkers

Danger stalks in many forms. It can pursue you, it can become you, and it can possess you. The sinking feeling of inescapable threats can drag you down until the tether is severed. Terrifying stalkers embody various forms of fear in the stories: First, we try to get away from it all with a father daughter trip in the mountains. Next, a new family encounters a figure from the past. Then, a sleepover takes a mother back to her childhood memories that beg to be remembered. Finally, a young woman shares her story of possession at just 4 years old. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
31/12/1935m 34s

Happy Haunted Holidays

The holidays are a time to gather your loved ones close with scary ghost stories to remember the past, look to the future, and reflect on the gift of the present. Time gives gifts in different forms. Often, they're material, other times they're wrapped in lessons, and sometimes they're spectral anomalies. First, we will be haunted by mysterious coins on Christmas. Next, in the holiday of now, a gorgeous woman receives an unexpected gift. Then, we look to the future where a voice cries out to the present. Finally, we’ll re-live a tragic past life during the Winter War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/12/1937m 58s

Friend or Foe?

In today's stories, we venture into familiar locations like a bar in Texas and a subway stop in Japan. Familiar places that all of us can hold both friends...and foes alike. Come close and listen to these harrowing tales of friendship and betrayal. First, we follow a detective on a legendary case into the backwoods of Texas. Next, we’ll buy our first used car, and receive all of the “baggage” that comes with it. After that, a birthday toy that is much more than it seems. And finally, we’ll pass along a grisly story that bears repeating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/12/1930m 38s

Elemental Evils

Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. Elements we need to live, the nature of the world. Each one gives life in its own way but to make way for that life there is the wrath of destruction. The almost hungry transformative forces of nature. Some of the most terrifying things in human life are those forces we can’t control or even see until it’s too late. First, we will encounter a fiery force waiting for interlopers in a field. Next, a sunny day at the beach leads to a family tragedy. After that, a fairytale dream becomes a nightmare. And finally, a sweet voice in the wind is not as innocent as it appears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10/12/1933m 4s

Terrifying Tales of Japan

Japan is no stranger to rich folklore on various mythical beasts and urban legends, and not all of these stories are pleasant. Some tell of horrifying creatures. Others, about tyrannical demons. Join us today as we investigate the terrors in Japan. First, we'll take a voyage across the sea and hear the ravings of an old ship captain. Next, we'll get dangerously hungry in 18th-century Japan. After that, we'll see where the path of greed will lead us. And finally, we'll encounter a snow witch in the dead of winter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
03/12/1937m 38s

Malevolent Waters

Still waters run deep with all sorts of trouble. While insects buzz over ponds, strange creatures swim beneath the surface. Today we travel all across the globe to discover the evil treading within malevolent waters. First, we'll go fishing in Bangladesh, while keeping an eye out for any Jinn. Next, we'll investigate the waters near a house in India, and discover something sinister. After that, we'll follow a strange figure in Barbados. And finally, we'll go to the summer camp and have some terrifying dreams about the local lake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/11/1932m 11s

Ghostly Spirits of Africa

Today we take a trip to one of the largest continents on Earth and listen to some of your most terrifying stories from all throughout the countries of that land. Featuring stories of time-honored festivals, meetings with elders, and ancient curses across the continent. Settle in, for these scary stories from Africa. First, we’ll explore an old house with endless bounty and dangers within. Next, we’ll feel a strange presence late at night in South Africa. After that, we’ll catch a forbidden festival in Nigeria. And finally, we’ll wander the mountains of Cape Verde, and find something strange within. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/11/1937m 0s

Cursed Treasures

Every piece of treasure has its price. Whether you’re buying or selling, looting or discovering, each artifact contains its own set of rules. You could gain wealth, and prestige or maybe you’ll lose it all, including your life. All’s fair for the hard rules of treasure. First, we’ll explore an old house with endless bounty and dangers within. Next, we’ll find an old mysterious chest in our own backyard. After that, we’ll come home to some strange occurrences with a living-room rocking chair. And finally we’ll bet it all on a coin toss.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/11/1938m 18s

Fairground Frights

Come one, come all, and experience the thrills of a lifetime! In this episode, horrifying pageantry is displayed at full force, where we showcase some of the most terrifying stories of fairground frights from this world, and beyond! First, Markeia starts this festive Halloween episode with a creepy occurrence of her own. Then, she’ll tell the tale of an accursed carousel, which spins so fast it’ll turn your head! Next, we’ll watch a tightrope walk that amongst other things, is sure to make your jaw drop! After that, we’ll leave a Filipino fairground with a bad case of supernatural troubles. And finally my dear listeners, we’ll win a teddy, with its own deadly baggage to bear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/11/1931m 11s

BONUS EPISODE: The Halloween Harvest Festival

Nathan Barnes always thought Mrs. Cabal’s house looked haunted. So on Halloween he offers to help her get ready for the festivities so he can get a first hand look. But Nathan quickly learns that Mrs. Cabal may not be exactly who he thinks she is and his curiosity may cost him his life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
31/10/1913m 57s

Dangers of the Desert

Today’s stories come to us out of the arid wastelands of the desert. Not many things survive out there in the flat heat, but the things that do, thirst for life and connection. First, I’ll tell the story of a young girl who encounters a monster too close to home. Next, we’ll take a bus ride into Mexico and notice some strange things along the way. After that we’ll learn of a famous palace in Egypt which houses souls of the dead. And finally we’ll sneak out to a well in Yemen, and encounter a mysterious woman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
29/10/1931m 10s

Ghosts of War Part 2 (Live from LA Comic Con 2019)

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Los Angeles Comic Con. We return with one of our first ever themes, the Ghosts of War. These stories follow those who’ve encountered horrifying apparitions or paranormal experiences on the battlefield. Some while on duty, and others long after the fight has ended. First, I’ll recount a shocking encounter on a naval ship. Next, we’ll work at a Hawaiian motel and learn about a group of deadly ancient warriors. And finally we’ll camp out on a battlefield in Russia, and encounter some violent memories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22/10/1941m 11s

Small Town Terrors

Close-knit communities can foster strong relationships and make great memories. But like anywhere else, they can also lead to isolation, resentment and dismay. This week, we make our way out of the city and into the countryside to investigate small town terrors. First, Sapphire tells an ancient Navajo legend that might still have some truth to it.Next, I’ll recount the night when three siblings were home alone, on an isolated farm. After that we’ll make a new friend in Romania with some strange abilities. And finally, we’ll take a trip to Paraguay and have grandpa tell us a local legend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15/10/1940m 2s

Frozen Souls

Snow can be a calming presence. But it can also act as a veil of secrecy, covering up things we’d rather leave alone. Today’s stories rise up from those icy, frigid sheets and enter our homes, turning our warm bodies… into frozen souls. First, Sapphire shares the grisly tale of Serbia’s first vampire. Next, Markeia investigates the story of some strange-looking snowmen around campus. After that, we’ll work a night shift in the middle of a blizzard. And finally we’ll climb a snowy mountain, guarded by a defensive spirit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08/10/1932m 57s

Killers Close To Home

It’s comforting to imagine killers behind bars. But what if they get loose? Some could be lurking around your neighborhood, or even be that dark shadow outside your window. Today’s stories are all about killers… close to home. First, join Markeia as we watch some live coverage of a murderer gone loose. Next, we’ll order some odd-tasting ice cream from a disgruntled employee. After that, we’ll take a dip in the pool at a road-side bed and breakfast. And finally, we’ll visit a small town and get in deep with some bad kids.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/10/1938m 24s

Twisted Fairy Tales

Fantasy doesn’t always stay fiction. Sometimes it creeps into reality, and as we grow older those childhood fairy tales gain a whole new meaning.  First, Sapphire reads a magical tale about a baker with a dark, delectable secret. Next, join Markeia as she follows a young occultist into a dangerous swamp. After that we’ll help an injured drifter on the side of the highway, and finally we’ll watch as a children’s fairy tale tears a family apart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/09/1941m 33s


Change can be - well - SCARY, so new co-host Markeia McCarty is here to act as your guide through the unknown. First, Markeia takes you for a swim after dark in a deserted lake the day before high school starts. After that, we’ll have a late night run in with the Lady in White in our new apartment. And finally, we’ll tag along with the lonely new kid at school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/09/1925m 55s

Introducing Something Scary's new co-host, Markeia McCarty

In this week's episode, Sapphire shares a Swedish urban legend. Then, she introduces Markeia McCarty, your new ghost guide who will be taking over while Sapphire is on a break. Finally, Markeia shares a classic Creepypasta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10/09/1938m 38s

Stories from India (Part 2)

All of this week's stories have been submitted by fans from India. First, Sapphire tells the tale of a man who picks up a stranger late at night in the streets of Delhi. Then, we’ll hide from a crying spirit, hear peculiar noises in Ranchi, Jharkhand, and finally, play Charlie Charlie in a haunted school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
03/09/1930m 53s

Tropical Terror

For this week's episode, Sapphire shares stories from different tropical islands. First, we’ll stop by Jamaica to hear about the terrifying "Duppy." After that, we’ll encounter the Taotaomo'na of Guam. And finally, we'll follow an army recruit on his jungle training on a mysterious island.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
27/08/1930m 1s

Dangerous Demons

What comes to mind when you think of a demon. A red beast with horns? A scaly goblin with a pitchfork? Demons come in all different shapes and sizes. But they all want one thing - your soul. First, Sapphire tells the tale of a little girl’s troubling best friend. After that, we’ll try to figure out why a girl is constantly finding herself in harm’s way. Then, we’ll observe a young medium attempt to banish an evil spirit, encounter the dangerous Flical, and summon a Sladkishko.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
20/08/1932m 23s

Wicked Witches

Witches and witchcraft have become more mainstream over the years, and therefore have become more understood. But even though there are lots of good witches, there are still those out there who use their power for evil. First, Sapphire tells the legend of Upper and Lower Melinda. Then, we’ll learn an old folktale about a family of witches and a giant troll. And finally, we’ll try to stop the hex placed on a woman by her former employee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13/08/1927m 38s

Near Death

Have you ever had a near death experience? They’re a lot more common than you might think. In this week’s episode, Sapphire shares a few tales from people who have seen the light. First, we’ll hear about the girl who almost died 9 times. Then, we’ll travel to Hawaii, where a woman is taken over by ancestral spirits. After that, we’ll hear the many close calls of a teenage girl. And finally, we’ll have a special encounter late at night in a hospital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
06/08/1930m 54s

It's All Fun and Games

It’s all fun and games...until someone gets hurt. This week’s stories are all about deadly games and rituals. First, we’ll play the Game of the Red Eye. Next, we’ll prank call a babysitter, learn the origins of Bloody Mary, and hear about a mysterious mascot suit at a football game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
30/07/1934m 6s

Life After Death

It’s a question as old as time itself: does the soul continue on after death? We may never have a definite answer, but there are certainly stories out there that make it hard to believe that death is truly the end.  First, Sapphire shares an urban legend about an Indonesian girl’s encounter with a shrouded corpse.  Then, we’ll try to solve the mystery of a young girl’s outbursts. After that, we’ll visit a school in the Philippines where a dead girl might still roam. And finally, we'll pay visit to an Irish church where a lonely bride remains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
23/07/1930m 2s

Sleep Like A Baby

We have a natural instinct to protect babies, because they’re vulnerable. And sometimes, that instinct can be used against us. This episode is about newborns. Trigger warning: there is some violence against babies, but nothing is described in graphic detail. First, Sapphire shares an urban legend about a couple on their journey to becoming first time parents. Then, we’ll hear the tragic origin story of Yetta Mae’s ghost. After that, we’ll encounter a Filipino tiyanak. And finally, we’ll haunt a dead woman’s great granddaughter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/07/1928m 48s

Home Sweet Home

Your home is important. It’s where you keep all your belongings, it’s where you sleep, it’s where you feel the most safe - well, should feel the most safe. This week’s episode is about homes that have no heart. First, Sapphire takes you on a trip to the notorious House of Doon. Then, we’ll explore a supposedly cursed haunted house attraction in Nebraska. After that, we’ll stop by a dilapidated shack in New York. And finally, move into a house that’s next door to an abandoned church with a dark history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
09/07/1934m 28s

Horror Hotel

Hotels are notoriously haunted locations. So it's no wonder that it’s the chosen setting for many movies and urban legends.  Every single day, people come and go through the lobby - and some never truly leave. In this week’s episode, we’ll be exploring some hotels with guests who have overstayed their welcome. First, Sapphire shares a story about a teenage girl who gets into an elevator at the wrong time. Then, we’ll explore the haunted Ripley Castle. And finally, join the night shift at The Good Shade Hotel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
02/07/1937m 54s

Window To The Soul

There’s a reason the eyes are considered the windows to the soul.  In this week's episode, Sapphire shares a tale about a doll with oddly realistic, golden eyes. Then, she interviews Chelsey Weber-Smith, the host of American Hysteria, a podcast that explores our moral panics, urban legends, and conspiracy theories, how they shape our psychology and culture, and why we end up believing them. Chelsey shares some personal ghost stories and Sapphire gives them a tarot reading. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
25/06/1950m 23s

Mysteries from Mexico (Part 2)

Sapphire receives a lot of mysterious stories from listeners in Mexico, and so we've decided to dedicate another episode to this marvelous country. First, Sapphire tells a true story about a young boy who finds himself in a sticky situation. Then, we’ll meet an unusual woman by a river. After that, we’ll encounter a begging woman. And finally, befriend a kind neighbor in an apartment complex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18/06/1931m 8s

Fatal Friendship

The concept of making friends is kind of odd if you think about it. You meet a total stranger, and you both mutually decide to build a relationship. It requires a lot of trust. But if you choose correctly, those relationships can be so meaningful, and beneficial. This episode is about the times that are not. First, Sapphire shares a story about a young boy who befriends the new kid at school. Then, we’ll follow a demonologist and his companion to an exorcism. After that, a girl creates an imaginary friend to keep her company. And finally, we’ll witness the blood oath of 2 best friends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/06/1935m 27s

Breaking and Entering

Before listening to this episode, we recommend double checking that the doors in your house are locked. Assuming that nothing’s already inside. First, Sapphire shares an eerie 911 call. Then, we’ll try to avoid the man outside trying to get in. After that, we’ll uncover a dark secret at a summer vacation home. And finally, learn why it’s best to never open the door at night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
04/06/1931m 46s


Do you believe in curses? Do you think that misfortune is random? Or can be caused by someone? Today’s episode is all about curses. First, Sapphire tells the tale of a legendary Japanese creature who is created from a curse. Then, a young girl discovers what’s haunting her mother. After that, we’ll help a girl figure out why her family has a string of bad luck. And finally, avoid the clutches of a Bakroe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/05/1933m 31s


Today's stories are all about the bizarre things that can happen at school, and the unsettling truths that you may learn about yourself. First, Sapphire shares a story about a young girl who becomes possessed by a Jinn. Then, we'll watch a group of friends fall apart over the years. After that, we'll figure out why a history high school teacher hates one of her students. And finally, we'll learn about the history of a house that a college student is renting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/05/1934m 29s

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

Do you remember the book series "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark?" Our first story is an edited version of "The Drum." Then, Sapphire chats with Cody Meirick, creator of the Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark documentary, available on video-on-demand today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/05/1925m 45s

Terrifying Travel

Traveling is a wonderful privilege if you’re able to afford it. But sometimes, heading into the unknown can be nothing like you were planning. That’s what today’s episode is all about. First, Sapphire shares a story about a woman who finds something horrifying inside of a suitcase. Then, we’ll stay in a creepy villa in South Africa. After that, we’ll avoid a haunted road in India. And finally, we’ll encounter a unique demon in China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
30/04/1929m 54s

Flesh and Blood

Today’s episode is filled with ravenous monsters - both human and non-human. First, Sapphire tells the tale of a family who lets a mysterious salesman into their home late at night. Then, we’ll hear of a young girl’s recurring nightmare of being chased by a faceless creature. And finally, we’ll help a pair of young brothers solve the mystery of their disappearing livestock. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
23/04/1930m 4s

Shoot The Messenger

Have you ever received a message that you thought you were better off never knowing? Today's episode is all about unwanted messages that disrupt our lives. First, Sapphire shares the take of a courier on his way to read a letter for an illiterate family. Then, we’ll step into the mind of a young medium who communicates with spirits, whether she wants to or not. And finally, we’ll make a friend at a hospital, who enjoys playing with tarot cards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/04/1931m 18s

Sounds and Silence

In today’s episode, Sapphire shares stories about ominous sounds and the dangers of silence. First, we’ll visit a summer camp where an outspoken girl becomes the victim of a terrible prank. Then, we’ll follow a whistling old lady at a grocery store, run from silent figures in a bedroom, and avoid the clutches of Mr Clickety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
09/04/1935m 43s

Dark 5 - Top 5 Tarot Reading Mistakes with Sapphire Sandalo

Want even more Sapphire? Take a listen to Dark 5 with your ol' pal Rachel Evans, where Sapphire guested on the show! Rachel brings back host of Something Scary Sapphire Sandalo to list the top 5 mistakes people make when reading tarot cards and gets her tarot read. Subscribe to Dark 5 on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, or SpotifyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit
03/04/1955m 31s

Haunted Objects

Do you believe inanimate objects can be haunted? If not, this episode might change your mind. First, Sapphire shares the true story of a girl whose stuffed bear becomes more than she bargained for. Then, we'll hear another true tale about a cursed pocket watch. And finally, we'll learn about one of the most famous haunted dolls in the world: Annabelle.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/04/1928m 0s

Highway To Hell

Buckle up - today's episode is all about the unexpected things that can happen in your car. First, Sapphire shares a modern retelling of a popular urban legend. Then, we'll meet the Lady in the Red Saree, and finally uncover the cause of repeated roadside accidents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/03/1925m 58s

Blood is Thicker Than Water (Part 2)

Today's episode is about families, and stories passed down from generation to generation. First, Sapphire shares the struggle of a young girl to gain her family's affection. Then, we'll see why a family is afraid of the ocean, meet an engkanto haunting a psychic family, and escape the curse of a mangkukulam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/03/1933m 48s

The Deep End

Today, we're diving into the deep end. First, Sapphire shares a story about the mythical Kelpie. Then, guest storyteller Andrew Tate (host of the Let's Not Meet Podcast) reads a story from a hotel security guard, who had a strange run-in at the pool. Then, Sapphire and Andrew have a chat about his podcast, as well as dive into some existential theories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/03/1936m 43s

Open Wide

Open wide for today's episode, with stories that take place in the middle of nowhere, or about what's behind the closed door, or what's crawling in your mouth. First, Sapphire shares a tale about a grotesque scarecrow in a field. Then, you'll visit an old farm house infested with bugs, listen to a voice behind a door, spot mysterious figures in public, and investigate an abandoned well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/03/1936m 4s

Filipino Fear

We just launched a new animated short on that takes place in the Philippines! So for today's episode, Sapphire will be sharing her favorite past stories that also feature Filipino families. First, she'll tell her friend Lauren's experience living in a haunted house, followed by her grandpa's close encounter with a popular mythical creature. Then, relive her mother's most unexplainable night, and witness the exorcism of a family friend.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/02/1920m 34s

The Art of the Kill

Today's stories are all about art. First, Sapphire shares a true story about a boy who discovers that his artistic gift is really a curse. Then, you'll observe a painter and his muse, spend the night in a cabin with an odd painting, and be drawn to a mermaid in a hotel room.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/02/1932m 59s

Close Encounters

Today's episode contains true stories from people who have had close encounters of a strange kid. First, Sapphire shares a tale from a firefighter in Montana, about his run in with the Men in Black. Then, we'll investigate a mysterious green light, meet some strangers at a beach, and explore an abandoned cabin in the forest.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/02/1941m 18s


If you hate hospitals, today's episode will leave you feeling a little sick. First, Sapphire shares a mother's story about her son who's been tormented by a horrifying lady. Then, we’ll visit a haunted hospital, prevent a young witch from becoming possessed, and then help a young girl transition into the afterlife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/02/1934m 24s

Smoke and Mirrors

Today's episode will make you think twice before looking into a mirror again. First, Sapphire shares her cousin's experience playing the infamous game "Bloody Mary." Then, she tries to find a buyer for a magical house filled with mirrors, and then investigates some questionable home decor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
29/01/1939m 28s

Tasty Terror

This episode will either leave you sick to your stomach or hungry for more. First, Sapphire shares a story about a ravenous beast that's been unleashed from a mountain. Then, you'll hear a Hmong couple's tragic tale, eat granny's famous strawberry pie, and taste some shrimp that's to die for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22/01/1932m 54s

Demon Possession & Exorcism w/ Sapphire Sandalo

New from Snarled, Dark 5 is back as a podcast! Rachel Evan's kicks off the first Dark 5 Podcasts with Something Scary Podcast host Sapphire Sandalo. Rachel shows Sapphire video of an exorcism outside of a Starbucks and Sapphire tells a scary story about her family's encounter with a duwende.Subscribe to Dark 5 for free on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, or Castbox.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18/01/1931m 42s

Stories from South & Southeast Asia

Today, Sapphire takes you all over South & Southeast Asia to hear stories submitted by listeners. First stop is Indonesia where a young girl's friends get her into some trouble. Then, you'll visit a haunted apartment in India, stop by a middle school in Vietnam, climb a hungry mountain back in India, and reach your final destination in Cambodia where a family is tormented by an ancestor's past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15/01/1937m 22s

Til Death Do Us Part

Today you are cordially invited to a dead wedding. These are stories about brides and grooms, and what goes wrong when you love someone to death. First, Sapphire shares her modern take on the urban legend of the missing bride. Then, she tells  the origins of La Sayona, escapes an entity at Bride’s Pool, and picks up a hitchhiker in Venezuela. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08/01/1926m 11s

Holiday Hell

Merry Christmas, adings! Today's episode is all about this magical and hellish time of year. First, Sapphire shares a cautionary tale about a popular toy. Then, she tells the story of a young girl's perfect Christmas, an encounter another girl had with Santa, and reveals a family's long hidden secret. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
25/12/1831m 22s

Introducing: Generation Why

The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Sit down with two friends, Aaron and Justin, who break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies. Listen now for free at more about your ad choices. Visit
20/12/1810m 24s

The UK Creeps

This week's episode takes place in the United Kingdom. First, Sapphire shares a true story about a girl’s imaginary friend named Tom. Then, she explains why you should never say a demon’s name out loud. After that, she attempts to solve mysterious activity at a summer camp, and escape the cry of a banshee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18/12/1833m 38s


This week's episode is all about the terrifying element of fire. First, Sapphire tells the true story of a girl with special gifts. Then, she shares a camp counselor's campfire story, investigates mysterious blazes, and explains the origins of a Thai ghost. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/12/1835m 50s

Death By Doppelganger

Today's episode will leave you seeing double. Sapphire shares a true encounter from a young teen working late one night at a fast food chain, a cautionary tale about meeting your doppelganger, a bedtime story about a spirit named Johnny, and a university being taken over by look a-likes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
04/12/1839m 26s

Creepy Little Thing Called Love

This episode is all about love...and the terrifying lengths some will go for it.  Sapphire shares a famous ghost story from Thailand, explains the rules of the Love Me Game, saves a soul under a spell, and tells an old Japanese legend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
27/11/1827m 55s

A Deadly Sin

In this episode, Sapphire shares stories about the root of all evil: greed. Listen to an old urban legend from Spain, ride along a late night delivery, hunt for buried treasure, and pay a visit to Crimson Grove. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
20/11/1839m 7s

Someone's Taking Over My Body

Sapphire tells the tale of Lisanne, a young girl who believes the spirit of a boy is trying to take over her body. Then, she chats with Jon Braver, director of the interactive horror play Delusion in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13/11/1827m 27s

Mysteries from Mexico

Sapphire takes you to Mexico, where you will eat pozole, meet the lady in white, investigate a strange mattress, and learn about La Llorona. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
06/11/1832m 28s

Stories From India

In this episode, Sapphire shares stories from our Indian listeners. Tune in to learn about the Chalava, a mysterious haunted house, the urban legend of Nale Ba, and a lonely ghost at the beach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
30/10/1832m 11s

Ghosts of War

In this episode, Sapphire takes you to haunted battlefields all over the world. First in Bulgaria, where Vasil has a close encounter with the legendary Samodiva. Then, to an abandoned civil war railway in Louisiana, an unsettling military base in Singapore, the uninhabited home of a deceased soldier in the Philippines, and the mechanic shop of a former soldier on the East Coast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
23/10/1836m 53s

Blood is Thicker Than Water

In this episode, Sapphire tells the true story of a family who becomes mysteriously cursed in their home.  Then, she shares 4 more tales about families who have seen strange things together - whether they choose to acknowledge them or not. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/10/1833m 12s

What You Can't See

In this episode, Sapphire tells the true story of a nurse who can't understand why her co-workers don't like being around her. Then, she shares five more tales from fans who have seen strange things in their dreams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
09/10/1838m 10s

Introducing: Something Scary the Podcast

Do you wanna hear something scary? Join Sapphire every week as she brings you urban legends, folklore, and ghost stories. Something Scary is a reboot of the popular horror YouTube series that has over 30 million views. This new podcast from Snarled keeps all the thrilling and paranormal stories fans love, but reimagined and expanded for your podcast listening pleasure.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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