MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories

MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories

By Ballen Studios

The Strange, Dark & Mysterious delivered in podcast format.

Follow the MrBallen Podcast on Amazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes publish twice a week—every Monday and Thursday. Prime members can listen to new episodes 1-month early and all episodes ad-free on Amazon Music. Wondery+ subscribers can listen ad-free in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts.

Episodes

Hero

Today’s podcast will feature 3 stories of heroic acts. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "A Father’s Love" -- One father will stop at nothing to protect his child (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/Pzm-T_btfa0?feature=shared)#2 -- "Transplant" -- The ending is worth the wait (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/lG6ghojk3oQ?feature=shared)#1 -- "The Maneuver" -- A skydiving disaster story, however, it does not go the way you might expect it to (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/7M4etV1_iBc?feature=shared)To donate to Dave's Go Fund Me, click this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/david-b-hartsock-heroic-skydiverFor 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/07/2433m 40s

MrBallen Introduces: Wartime Stories

From Ballen Studios, and hosted by Marine Corp Reconnaissance veteran, Luke Lamana, this is Wartime Stories. A weekly podcast that is a mix of horror, mystery, and awe inspiring tales. Where the strange, dark & mysterious meets the battlefield and beyond. New episodes every Monday.Listen now: https://ballen.lnk.to/Fz9J66See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/07/247m 35s

Blood on the Concrete (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On a cool, spring evening in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a man burst out of a bar and started running down the sidewalk, chasing a woman who had suddenly stormed outside in the middle of their conversation. The guy grabbed the woman’s arm, and she spun around to look at him with a furious expression on her face. He asked her what was going on, and she slurred her words as she said that she didn’t want to talk about it. The guy asked her to please come inside — it was dark and she shouldn’t be walking alone at night. But this just made her even more upset. She started pounding her fists into the guy’s chest and screaming at him to leave her alone. The man backed up so she would stop hitting him, and he asked her again to just calm down and come back into the bar. But she refused. She turned around and started speed-walking away from him. The guy didn’t know what else to do, so he went back into the bar by himself. But what he learned the very next day would keep him awake at night for years, wishing he had tried to chase the woman down a second time.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/07/2438m 8s

Dead Ringer

Today’s podcast will feature 3 horror stories that will have even you questioning your own identity. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Bamboozled" -- The odds of this ever happening again, are basically zero (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/vj_auGTlcLA?feature=shared)#2 -- "Lucky Shot" -- A shot in a famous episode of a hit TV show has massive ripple effects (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/M1D-WfCQ7Fs?feature=shared)#1 -- "Familiar Face" -- One selfie changed 2 girl's lives forever (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/XxrnuiotrN0?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/07/2433m 52s

Dealing with the Devil (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

At 6:45 AM on an ordinary Tuesday in Salt Lake City, Utah, a father and son lugged a heavy jewelry case into the lobby of a high-rise building. They ran a jewelry store together on the third floor, and had come in early to set up their new display. They heard the lobby door open behind them and turned to see a man holding a cardboard box. The man said he was making a delivery and asked where the elevator was. The father and his son were heading that way, too — so, all three got on the elevator together. As they stood, the father looked at the box the man was carrying. There was a name written on the top in black marker, but no return address, which seemed odd. And the man didn’t really look like a delivery driver, either. He was wearing a green letterman jacket, like a high school athlete would wear. But the father kept his thoughts to himself. When the elevator doors opened to the third floor, he and his son carried their jewelry case out and went on with their day. Later that morning, a firefighter pounded on the jewelry shop door and said that the building was being evacuated. The father and son rushed outside, where they saw fire trucks, police cars, and a crowd of other people who worked inside the building. As a woman in the crowd filled them in about what had just happened, a horrible realization dawned on the jewelry shop owner: That delivery man was not who he claimed to be — and the cardboard box contained something more sinister than anything the shop owner could have imagined.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/07/2439m 49s

Butterfly Effect

Today’s podcast will feature 4 stories that all demonstrate how one seemingly small action can have massive ripple effects on the future. The audio from all four stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#4 -- "Orange Juice" -- A bottle of orange juice changed an African man's life (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/zxmNm9vUgik?feature=shared)#3 -- "Overcoming Adversity" -- The ultimate revenge story (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/Pzm-T_btfa0?feature=shared)#2 -- "Cowboy" -- A beloved Hollywood icon has a dark past (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/OPfcCindxhg?feature=shared)#1 -- "Pick Your Poison" -- A very sick person inadvertently becomes the test subject in a highly controversial experiment (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/xn7eaj36dUY?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/06/2429m 39s

Fan Favorite - "Shenandoah on Fire"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 34.On September 6th, 1988, a middle aged woman named Cindy Borton, was washing dishes in her little house in Shenandoah, Iowa. As she did this, she heard a knock on her back door. She glanced at her watch and saw that she only had a few minutes before she had to get ready for work, and so she just hoped that whoever was there, was not expecting a long visit.… A few hours later, the police would arrive at Cindy’s house and they would discover a crime scene so gruesome, that they had to call in a special investigative unit just to process it.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/06/2440m 6s

Monsters Among Us Vol. II

Today’s podcast features 3 stories that will make you wonder how many monsters you may have encountered in your life. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Granny Ripper" -- Crazy plot twist... (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/5-DiRM4CFPI?feature=shared)#2 -- "Reign of Terror" -- The implications of this story are massive and will take you down a deep rabbit hole (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/aJJmwCKgHAQ?feature=shared)#1 -- "Inside Scoop" -- One of the most unbelievable revenge stories ever, but you won't realize it's a revenge story until the very end (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/sVwIOVFdpxM?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/06/2433m 9s

A Butterfly's Secret (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On a January afternoon in 2015, a medical examiner stood over a dead woman’s body in the county morgue. He’d already opened up the woman’s abdomen, and he was using his scalpel to cut the tissues around her stomach. The woman had been murdered, and the medical examiner had already determined her cause of death — but now, he was searching for something specific. He placed the stomach on a metal tray and sliced it open, revealing everything she’d eaten before her death. To his surprise, there was almost nothing there, which meant the woman hadn’t eaten for several hours. This struck the medical examiner as very odd, because detectives had told him that the woman bought Mexican food less than half an hour before her death, and they found the empty wrapper at the crime scene. But if the murder victim didn’t eat it, that left only one other possibility: her killer did. The medical examiner put his scalpel down and looked at the woman on his autopsy table. He tried to imagine what sort of person would want to murder her and then eat her lunch, while standing right beside her body.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/06/2438m 46s

Masterwork

Today’s story is really, really weird. And just know going into this that a lot of what happened in the story has never been fully explained, so we did our best to make this make sense. But I'm sure many of you at the end of this story are going to be like, “what did I just hear?” And if that's you, I would encourage you to just Google the case yourself, because it's totally wild.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "Masterwork" -- At the end of the story, some of you may be left thinking, “what the heck did I just watch?" And if that's you, I would encourage you to google this story yourself (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/MclMKi4zDBw?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/06/2436m 46s

Making Amends (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In February of 1983, a young police officer arrived at what looked like a normal, residential home in Mobile, Alabama – but the officer already knew that there was more to this house than met the eye. Just a few minutes earlier, an emergency medical technician had called to tell the officer that there was something inside the home he should really see. The officer opened up the front door and walked into the living room, where first responders were huddled around a man’s dead body. The owner of the home had died by suicide, but that wasn’t what the EMT was talking about. The officer walked right past the commotion and into the homeowner’s bedroom. There, he stopped dead in his tracks. What he found was one of the strangest and most chilling things he’d seen in his entire career. But even as he stood staring at this bizarre scene, he felt a sudden rush of hope. Because he was pretty sure he had just found the answer to one of the city’s most notorious crimes.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/06/2440m 33s

Don't Leave The Trail Vol. II

Today’s podcast features 2 stories that will make you think twice before leaving the trail. The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#2 -- "Dinner" -- Solo hiker makes a big mistake (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/NYbUTIwWdNI?feature=shared)#1 -- "Rattlesnake Canyon" -- Two people find themselves in a totally hopeless situation. As the story unfolds, ask yourself… what would you do? (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/LC8xgfT7uoI?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/06/2427m 3s

The 59th Gun (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On an early June morning in 2012, a successful luxury car salesman slept soundly in his bed inside of his high rise apartment. The man was a heavy sleeper, so he didn’t wake up when someone walked into his room, walked across to his bed side, and then just stood there, standing over him watching him sleep. Almost two days later, the sleeping man was found still lying in his bed, but with a blood-spattered bedsheet pulled up to his mouth. His family was left in complete shock, and a young detective would spend over a year trying to figure out why the man had never woken up.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/06/2440m 13s

Privilege

Money doesn’t solve all problems, and today’s podcast features 2 stories that demonstrate that. The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#2 -- "Crocodile Tears" -- Family found murdered in Beverly Hills mansion (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/AGjdQlwzbkk?feature=shared)#1 -- "Privilege" -- This story is about a crime so notorious it has been dubbed "The Crime of the Century" - but the reason for it's notoriety has less to do with the crime itself, and more to do with who committed it (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/VxW5qmQD80M?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/05/2428m 6s

The Suppressor (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On a hot summer night in Arizona, a man slept soundly in his second-floor bedroom with his beloved pit bull terrier curled up at his feet. Suddenly, the dog’s ears perked up. A sound came from the roof, then the bedroom window shattered and sent glass flying across the room. But no matter how much the dog barked, his owner didn't move. What happened in that bedroom would give a rookie homicide detective her first major case – a case with a series of twists that seemed to come right out of a soap opera.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/05/2443m 39s

The Final Descent Vol. IV

Today’s podcast will feature 3 “underwater diving” horror stories. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "The Nest" -- A father and son try out a new Christmas present (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/U9en1PDgpAI?feature=shared)#2 -- "Collapse" -- 2 divers can't find the exit (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/8VtvoYQzmuk?feature=shared)#1 -- "Panic" -- 5 men attempt one of the most dangerous dives in the world... (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/4rWMEiC43pM?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/05/2426m 54s

Fan Favorite - "Bathroom Man"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 55.In the fall of 1994, a 52-year-old woman pulled into the driveway of her home in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and then turned her car off. As she sat there for a minute, chatting with her daughter on her car phone, she was suddenly startled by someone running up and knocking on her window. When she turned to see who it was, she saw this big guy standing in the driveway who she didn't recognize. But when she rolled the window down just a couple of inches, and she was able to hear what this guy was saying, the woman relaxed. Then she got out of her car, shut the door behind her, and then led this guy into her home with her… That man would later be dubbed, “The Bathroom Man,” and he was there to do something horrific to that woman.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/05/2451m 5s

Deadly Revelation

In 1969, an adventure magazine reporter named Milt Macklin flew to New Guinea with his film crew to shoot a documentary about a missing person. Milt’s hope was that he was actually going to find this missing person and capture it on film, really pushing his documentary over the top. But, despite shooting all this footage and looking all over the place, they never found the missing person. So Milt ultimately went home and put the film in storage and never even watched it. Well, 40 years later that footage got pulled out of storage because another crew wanted to make their own documentary. And when they watched this footage, they found something totally unbelievable on it. So today, I’m going to tell you the story of what they found, and then more importantly, what it revealed about this missing person. And I will say now, it is highly disturbing.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "Deadly Revelation" -- 40 years after it was shot, unseen footage would get pulled out of storage, and when it was finally watched, a discovery was made on the tape that totally changed everything people thought they knew about a very famous missing person (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/OMBxxvd64qk?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/05/2429m 47s

The Deadly Present (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

One morning in November of 2011, a wheelchair-bound woman and her full-time caregiver were at home when there was a knock on the front door. The caregiver got up and walked over to the door and opened it up, but there was no one there. And when she looked up and down the road, she didn't see anyone walking or driving away. Then, she looked down and noticed there was what appeared to be a gift on the porch, but there was no tag on it. So, the caregiver brought it inside and put it on the kitchen table, and told the woman she was caring for that because this was not labeled, they shouldn't open it for now. However, later that day, when still they didn't know who had sent it or what it was, the woman in the wheelchair was curious, so she secretly grabbed the gift off the kitchen table and opened it up. And the second she did, absolute chaos ensued...For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/05/2440m 14s

Stranger Than Fiction Vol. V

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. And today’s podcast features 3 stories that demonstrate that. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Icicle" -- Happy kid leaves house but never comes home (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/kODsF75lAJY?feature=shared)#2 -- "The Ultimate Shock" -- A husband thought he experienced a miracle, but it would turn into the most horrific event of his life (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/dIcBvNbHKTs?feature=shared)#1 -- "Headache" -- A woman's headache has a sinister explanation (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/S7VtahvTLH4?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/05/2430m 51s

You're the Greatest (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the morning of May 26, 1990, Marlene Warren was at home inside of her mansion in Florida when she heard a knock on the door. Marlene was busy and was hoping that her son might go answer the door, but when she looked over to the living room, she saw her son was watching TV and didn't seem to have even heard the knock on the door. So, Marlene just sighed and walked over to the door and opened it up herself. And to her surprise, it was a person dressed up as a clown holding flowers and balloons. Marlene loved clowns, and it had been her birthday recently, so she was thrilled – figuring this must be someone's gift to her. But after the clown handed Marlene the flowers and balloons, there was this loud popping sound inside the house... and then Marlene fell to the floor, blood pouring down her face.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/05/2441m 56s

We Are Not Alone

Today’s podcast will feature 2 stories that show we may not be alone in this universe. The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#2 -- "Exposed" -- A horrifying discovery in Brazil was hidden by their government, but when photos were eventually leaked, it sent people into a panic (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/BIBvkpT03iw?feature=shared)#1 -- "Jelly" -- Today's story is often cited as proof that we are not alone in the universe (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/T0C9d8anDT4?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/05/2440m 30s

Another Amityville Horror (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On January 17, 2001 a woman was working out at her local gym in Amityville, New York. She wiped the sweat from her face and turned towards the back of the gym. Suddenly, she pointed and screamed over the loud music. And what she saw would cause fear throughout the small town of Amityville – a place already linked to a famous mass murder and a possible demon possession.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/04/2437m 29s

No Way Out Vol. IV

Today’s podcast features 3 stories that involve people who were trapped – with “no way out.” The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Inconspicuous" -- A chilling discovery in an unassuming place (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/NMQ6qTht1bo?feature=shared)#2 -- "Digging Sounds" -- 2 police officers investigate a house in England that was making strange sounds (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/oon2bSZoGVs?feature=shared)#1 -- "The Mayor" -- A town’s mayor goes missing, where they are found is just… well, you’ll see (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/oon2bSZoGVs?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/04/2429m 13s

The Last Night Out (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

One night in October of 2001, a young woman named Amy, and her friend whose name was Eric, were at a dance club in Portland, Maine. Amy was having fun, but Eric wasn't. He seemed bored and maybe a little annoyed. Amy tried to convince him to come out onto the dance floor to dance with her, but Eric wasn't interested. So, Amy wandered off to the dance floor alone. Eric watched her for a moment, then left for the bathroom. However, when he came back, Amy was gone. And 72 hours later, just about everyone in the state of Maine was asking the same question... where did Amy go?For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/04/2437m 31s

Into the Woods

In late July of 1988, two hunters were walking up this steep mountain trail in Colorado looking for a place to set up for the day. As they were walking, they eventually left the trail and began meandering through the trees looking for a clearing. At some point, they spotted one up ahead, but in this clearing was this really bright white thing at the base of one of the trees. So the two hunters walked up to see what this white thing was, and when they saw it, they both knew immediately that this was something no one was supposed to see…Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "Into the Woods" -- Two hunters in Colorado stumble upon something no one was ever supposed to see (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/JsDQD4AmwQY?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/04/2429m 48s

The Psychic and The Talking Bird (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On May 13, 2015, a police officer in Michigan named Gary Wilson rushed to the scene of a double suicide. When he got there, he went inside the dark house and made his way to the bedroom where the two bodies were located. Wilson took a look at one of the bodies and then turned to check on the other, and when he did, he immediately noticed something. Something that was so surprising the officer nearly fainted from shock. However, this crazy discovery was only one small aspect of one of the most bizarre cases this officer would ever investigate.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/04/2442m 36s

Fan Favorite - "Dead Man Walking"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 48.In 2004, a woman living in Nashville, Tennessee, was sitting up in her bed one night trying to get some homework done for a Bible study class. As she sat there, she started to feel tired and so she decided to call it a night. She bookmarked the page she was on, and leaned over to put her Bible on the bed side table, when she suddenly froze. The house was supposed to be empty, her family was out for the night... but now, standing at the foot of her bed was a person, just staring up at her... and this person was dead.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/04/2450m 35s

Unfriended (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

The man’s cousin had been gunned down just two days earlier in a double homicide that shocked the little town of Mountain City, Tennessee. And now, on February 2, 2012, the detectives wanted his help. But the man just slouched in his chair, muttering one word answers and never even taking off his sunglasses. The detectives stared at the man for the longest time, waiting to see if he would tell them anything useful. Finally, the man started looking all around him like he was searching for a hidden camera and said something startling: “Is the CIA here?” The detectives had no idea why the American spy agency would be interested in a Tennessee murder case. But now they needed to find out.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/04/2441m 35s

Stay Away

There are some places we just aren't meant to go, and today we have 3 stories that each give us a stark reminder to just "stay away." The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Not So Lazy River" -- A pair decides to float on a unique body of water (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/fMaWaiWRs_4?feature=shared)#2 -- "Out on a Limb" -- A search party stumbles onto a morbid discovery (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/XxrnuiotrN0?feature=shared)#1 -- "Pope Lick Monster" -- A couple goes looking for a monster in Kentucky (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/mLPGMZvqxV8?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/04/2429m 40s

Late Night Caller (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In the middle of the night on January 25, 2014, 80-year-old Peggy Nadell was sound asleep in her second-story bedroom. But then suddenly her phone began to ring. Peggy woke up startled and looked at the clock – it was after 1 a.m. – and to be getting a call at this house could only mean one thing… bad news. Nervously, Peggy answered the phone and quietly said "hello?" But that phone call would prove to be far worse than anything Peggy could have imagined, and moments after getting that phone call, Peggy would be fighting for her life. For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/04/2442m 57s

A Grizzly Demise

Today’s podcast will feature 3 stories that all involve terrifying encounters in the wild. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "A Walk In The Woods" -- Two women head into the forest to collect sap, little did they know there was a monster waiting for them (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/S7VtahvTLH4?feature=shared)#2 -- "Grizzly Man" -- Bear expert pushes limits (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/AGjdQlwzbkk?feature=shared)#1 -- "Exposure" -- This story is about a man and his quest to get the perfect photo, he would eventually get it - but it would cost him dearly (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/JXDrZnrjzm0?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/03/2435m 36s

Rendezvous in Capistrano (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

One night in November 1999, a deputy was driving along a remote mountain road in Southern California when he spotted a car pulled off to the side of the road. The car’s engine was still on, and the passenger side door was open, but there didn't appear to be anyone inside the car. Now this was a very remote road, so the deputy assumed that the driver must be having some sort of car trouble, otherwise, why stop here? So the deputy pulled over his cruiser and began walking over to the car to see if they needed help. But before he reached the car, the deputy noticed something dangling out of the passenger side door. He reflexively put his hand on his holster and walked the last few feet up to the car. And when he finally could see into the car, he just froze. It looked like a set from a horror movie. Except this was not fake.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/03/2442m 43s

Ice Man

10,000 feet up, deep inside of the beautiful Austrian Alps, lies a very unique and not well-known tourist destination. The only way you can get to this destination is to ride a gondola, or if you’re feeling really motivated, you could in theory hike up to it, but very few people do that. Once you reach this tourist destination, you walk over to this string of buildings, and right away you start to see all these warning signs about this area. Telling you that while, of course, it’s stunning and beautiful, remember, it’s also very dangerous. Today I’m going to tell you a horror story that happened at this unique location. And make sure you stick around until the end, because there are actually two plot twists in this story. The first one you might see coming... the second one, you won’t.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "Ice Man" -- Today's story involves a very unique location in the Austrian Alps, and make sure to stick around to the end for the 2 crazy plot twists. (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/BqboEgA4EgA?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/03/2430m 22s

The Secret Affair (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On March 25, 2009, Sergeant Jimmy Edmunds responded to a robbery call at a house in a quiet suburban neighborhood in Georgia. Edmunds thought he was going to investigate a routine break-in, but inside that house, he discovered the most violent crime scene he’d ever witnessed in his law enforcement career. For the next three days, Edmunds would barely sleep, but he would eventually uncover the truth about what happened in that house. And let's just say the truth was not what anyone expected.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/03/2442m 37s

Unanswered

Today’s podcast will feature 2 stories about people whose disappearances are still shrouded in mystery. The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#2 -- "The Jamison Family" -- A family's truck is found tucked away in a forest.. it contained their emaciated dog and $32,000 cash... but what they discover next is truly horrifying (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/PWlUUs4bKQQ?feature=shared)#1 -- "The Siberian Cabin" -- 4 friends stay the night in a cabin in a forest in Russia (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/h7hl1WmPbR8?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/03/2429m 34s

Gunshots in the House of God (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On a cold day in January 2008, a woman named Judy got out of her car and hustled across the parking lot toward a church. When she reached the side door, she fumbled around in her pocket for the keys. Once she found the right one, she slid it into the lock, but discovered the door was already unlocked. The woman was immediately annoyed, because these doors were meant to stay locked, so clearly someone had forgot to do that. She pushed the door open and right away noticed the church office door on the other side of the building was open a crack. So she walked right over to see who was in there and to remind them to lock the doors. But when she walked into that office, the locked door quickly became the last of her worries...For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/03/2447m 57s

Doomed

There are places on this planet that people are not supposed to go… however, some people ignore that and just go anyway, and oftentimes, it doesn't end well. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Final Descent" -- 28 people were canoeing in Slovenia when they suddenly realized they had a big problem (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/K97vxBCpwx8?feature=shared)#2 -- "Dead Hang" -- A daredevil takes his stunts too far (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/MUyBjJciy80?feature=shared)#1 -- "Death Valley" -- If you don't respect the environment here, it will kill you (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/gJCY3JaCZAw?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/03/2427m 28s

The Monster in the Closet (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On April 26, 2002, a man was walking to his apartment in Raleigh, North Carolina when he noticed something moving around in the bushes. The man looked closer, and to his horror, he saw a "Peeping Tom." A person was literally standing there staring in the window of this young girl's bedroom. The man yelled aggressively at the person, which sent them running for their life. When word spread about this incident, residents of the apartment complex were hopeful that the Peeping Tom was so scared from getting caught, that they would never do it again. But unfortunately, the residents would be wrong, because that Peeping Tom was not just being creepy – no, they were also planning something... something evil.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/03/2445m 13s

Fan Favorite - "Love Makes You Do Crazy Things"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 53.In 1996, an 18 year old college freshman named Diane, began acting strangely. She would suddenly break down and start crying hysterically, and then a second later, she'd get extremely mad, and then a second after that, she'd be fine again, as if nothing had happened. For a while, her classmates thought her erratic behavior must be tied to her just really missing her boyfriend, who went to another school. But when Diane's classmates finally approached her and asked her what was going on, she gave them an answer that at first sounded so unbelievable, they assumed it was a joke. But Diane wasn't joking, and she had the scars to prove it. Horrified, Diane’s classmates left her bedroom and ran to tell school staff.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/02/2444m 57s

The Internet's First Killer (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In February of 2000, a police officer in a small Missouri town stepped into an apartment where a man had just taken his own life. The officer felt bad for the guy, but at the same time, when he walked in there, he fully expected this to be a pretty straightforward case… man commits suicide, the end. However, after walking over to the body, the officer spotted something odd laying on the ground near the dead man's head. It was a book, and it was open to a page with writing on it. The officer knelt down and read what was on the page, and it sent shivers down his spine. Clearly this writing was meant to be found. But before the police officer could flag this to anyone at the scene, another discovery was made. A video tape was found in the dead man’s trash can, and when the police watched it, lets just say they were not prepared for what they saw.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/02/2444m 36s

The Curse

Our stories typically have really big plot twists at the end, and today’s story is no different. However, the plot twist today is so unexpected, so abrupt, so horrifying… that it will keep you guessing until the end.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "The Curse" -- The plot twist in this story is so horrifying and unexpected, it'll keep you guessing until the end (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/vs936bysimI?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/02/2433m 54s

The Last Word (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Just after 11 a.m. on a fall day in 2003, a crime scene analyst named Anna Cox was standing in the middle of a horrific crime scene inside of an apartment near Tampa, Florida. At her feet was a dead body in a pool of blood, and moving all around her were dozens of police officers and other investigators taking photos and collecting evidence. But none of those things or those other people stood out to Anna, because right now, the only thing she could think about was what she saw on the wall. She had never seen anything like this before... well, except for in movies, but no, sure enough, when she walked up to the wall, she realized that the thing that was on the wall was very real. And very, very disturbing. Possibly more disturbing, at least psychologically, than the dead body nearby. And it would be this discovery on the wall that would lead police to one of the coldest killers in Florida history.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/02/2441m 21s

The Final Descent Vol. III

Today's podcast features 3 "underwater diving" horror stories. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Leaf Blower" -- A diver is contracted to raise a sunken boat (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/242QjjilqIE?feature=shared)#2 -- "Swiss Cheese" -- Divers explore an underground lake (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/ZUkAkMJ9c18?feature=shared)#1 -- "Berth #6" -- This story is physically uncomfortable to listen to (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/RF1syl8x6kU?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/02/2434m 43s

Hell, Alaska (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

One November night in 2004, in a tiny town in Alaska, a state trooper was responding to a call about a potential car accident. He eventually reached the isolated logging road where the accident supposedly happened, and sure enough, he saw a smoking vehicle that had clearly gone off the road. The trooper quickly got out of his vehicle and rushed down to the car to see if there was anyone he could help. But when he go there and looked inside the car, at first he was just confused. But then, he looked into the backseat, and he recoiled in horror. This was no car accident. This was something else...For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/02/2449m 52s

The Hit

Today’s podcast features 3 crazy stories about political assassinations and professional hits. And today’s podcast features 3 stories that demonstrate that. The audio for all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Bug Bite" -- A reporter feels a pain in his leg and assumes its just a bug bite (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/ny_s07D-LT8?feature=shared)#2 -- "Professional Job" -- This needs to be a movie (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/phJD8mb0Tfs?feature=shared)#1 -- "Dispatch" -- One of Japan's darkest moments, caught on live TV (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/vj_auGTlcLA?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/01/2431m 6s

White Dust (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In the summer of 2014, a man named Mark Porter sat in the small lobby of a quick service oil change garage. As he waited for his oil change to wrap up, he sipped a cup of coffee and looked out the window. But a minute later, a strange man walked into the shop and despite there being plenty of empty seats, the man sat down right next to Mark. Mark thought this was odd, but he tried not to over think it and just kept on sipping his coffee. The strange man started talking to Mark, just small talk, and Mark responded politely. But when his car was finally done, Mark was very relieved to grab his keys and get out of there. As Mark drove home, he couldn't help but feel like that strange guy was off in some way, there had to be a reason why he just randomly sat down next to Mark despite the open seats, and then why had he tried so hard to strike up a conversation? It all just seemed very odd but by the time Mark got home, he had forgotten about the guy. However, the guy had not forgotten about Mark, because Mark was right to be suspicious. That strange man had a very specific reason for doing what he did, and it was about to have massive ripple effects.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/01/2446m 17s

Stranger Than Fiction Vol. IV

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. And today’s podcast features 3 stories that demonstrate that. The audio for all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Crush Injury" -- 3 brothers discover a secret staircase in the woods (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/sx14YtiLFIM?feature=shared)#2 -- "Long Lost Daughter" -- An unbelievable coincidence in London (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/sj1nh-qnv0E?feature=shared)#1 -- "Sparks Fly" -- Even more bizarre than the event that nearly killed this man, is what happened afterwards (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/dIcBvNbHKTs?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/01/2434m 18s

The Bomber (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On July 16, 2011 in Colusa County, California, 7-year-old Fabian Ayala sat in his father's truck while his dad worked on a farm nearby. Suddenly, the ground starting to shake, and the windshield inside the truck shattered, sending glass flying onto Fabian. Fabian closed his eyes and tried to protect himself with his arms, and then finally when all the shaking stopped, he leapt out of the truck and looked around to figure out what had just happened. But when he looked down the road in front of him, he saw something on the ground that at first he just couldn't believe was real. But as he got closer, he realized it was, and he knew what he was looking at would haunt him for the rest of his life.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/01/2445m 28s

The Dybbuk Box

Far and away the two scariest parts of this story are one, when Jason brings the Dybbuk Box home and he goes to bed that first night, and then two, the following night what Jason sees in his living room is just horrifying.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "Dybbuk Box" -- The famous 2003 Dybbuk Box event (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/Bf_9w1vpq50?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/12/2340m 33s

Fan Favorite - "These People Actually Exist"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 8.On Christmas Eve in 1992, an 18-year-old woman named Danita Gullette stepped outside of her place of work into the freezing Dayton, Ohio night air, and began walking toward her mother's house. After a few minutes, Danita decided to call her mother to ask her something that couldn't wait until she arrived. So Danita stopped at a payphone, slipped a few coins into the phone's coin slot, then dialed the number she knew by heart. At her mother's house, the phone started to ring, but when Danita's sister picked up the receiver, the phone was silent. Around the same time, the Dayton police received a call about a disturbance at a payphone in town. This would be the start of one of the most incomprehensible crime sprees in American history.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/12/2346m 50s

He Sees You When You're Sleeping

Have you ever had the overwhelming feeling that something or someone was watching you? Well, today’s podcast features 3 stories that will have you checking your house for intruders before you go to sleep. The audio for all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Never Alone" -- A father notices writing in his daughter's closet (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/8z07gs6D9E8?feature=shared)#2 -- "Awful Routine" -- Man finds something unexpected in his attic (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/vARuVoqbQL0?feature=shared)#1 -- "Stripes" -- One of the most popular "spooky" stories on Reddit (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/W5U1vyQr_IY?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/12/2329m 36s

Open Wounds (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the night of August 22nd, 2004, in an extremely affluent neighborhood in Florida, millionaire lawyer John Sutton dragged himself across the floor of his bedroom. He couldn't see anything, and his head was in agonizing pain, but somehow, someway he still managed to pull himself up to his feet, and then he staggered his way through the house and made it out the front door to safety. However, there was still someone else in the house behind him. Moments later, a Miami SWAT team entered John's house, and they would make a horrifying discovery in the guest bedroom – one that would stun the wealthy South Florida community, where John and his family had lived and worked for over four decades.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/12/2345m 35s

Beyond the Veil

There are certain stories that legitimately just seem too strange to be true, and today’s story is definitely one of those. But when you get to the end of the story, you will see that a major American educational institution fact-checked this story really aggressively, and it held up... it really happened. So, go into today’s very wild story with an open mind.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "Beyond the Veil" -- Some stories legitimately seem too strange to be true… and today's story is definitely one of those (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/21pIWH_Kspg?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/12/2334m 23s

The Muse (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Late one night in the spring of 1937, a young woman stumbled into her apartment building, drunk after a long night of partying with friends. She made her way up the steps, and reached her apartment door. And after she opened it up, she stepped inside, and her little dog ran up to her and she gave it a little pat, and then she walked toward her bedroom. But the moment she stepped foot into that pitch black room, something felt off. It was too quiet. But before she could figure out what was going on, something heavy came flying out of the darkness and hit her on the face. For a moment, the woman just stood there stunned. Then a second later, hands emerged from the darkness.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/12/2349m 40s

No Way Out Vol. III

Today’s podcast features 3 stories that involve people who were trapped – with “no way out.” The audio for all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Shattered Glass" -- One of the worst disasters in sports history (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/oon2bSZoGVs?feature=shared)#2 -- "Minivan" -- How quickly things can go wrong (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/WWWWMdm9ZY4?feature=shared)#1 -- "The Tomb" -- The worst way to die (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/7JPEtNglQ4o?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/12/2328m 29s

The Telltale Bite (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

One summer day in 1978, a man came home from work to his house in a nice neighborhood in Illinois. He went inside the front door and called out to his wife, but she didn't call back. The man looked around the house and was annoyed that it was so dirty. His wife had said she was going to spend the day cleaning, and it seemed like she had not. But after searching the house, he had not found his wife yet, and so he stared to wonder if she was okay. The only place left to check for her was in the basement, so he opened the door and began walking down the stairs. When he got down there, he would come face-to-face with a nightmare.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/12/2349m 20s

Dead Man's Riddle

Today’s podcast features 3 mysterious stories with uncrackable clues. The audio for all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "John Doe" -- Man stays home alone to watch the Super Bowl... what he does next is hard to believe (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/phJD8mb0Tfs?feature=shared)#2 -- "Single Blow" -- Man thinks someone is out to get him (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/phJD8mb0Tfs?feature=shared)#1 -- "Riddle Me This" -- The FBI has a world-class code breaking team, but sometimes the riddles they come across are impossible to crack, so they appeal to the public for help (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/Kv2wCsWqrNs?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/11/2335m 5s

Doomsday Prepper (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

What happens when armed home invaders break into a residence thats owned by a man who has a black belt in karate, he keeps hundreds of guns stashed all throughout his house, and he also has a doomsday shelter specifically in case somebody breaks into his house? Well, the result might surprise you.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/11/2336m 35s

Against All Odds Vol. II

Today’s podcast features 3 stories about people who, by all accounts, should have died… but didn’t. The audio for all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Harrison Okene" -- Fisherman is in the bathroom when boat capsizes (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/qO6EAw8kVpA?feature=shared)#2 -- "I Got This" -- A woman wakes up in a death trap (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/yPE84ZJBJWk?feature=shared)#1 -- "Candy" -- Girl somehow survives 2 horrific ordeals back to back (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/U36jtuJVBjQ?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/11/2331m 2s

A Killer in the Shadows (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

At around 9:00 PM on September 13th, 2006, a college student walked towards her friend’s apartment in the small town of Valley City, North Dakota. She walked up the steps and was about to knock on her friend's door, when she was hit with this really powerful chemical smell. She looked around wondering where the smell was coming from, and that's when she realized it was coming from her friend's apartment. More confused than worried, the friend knocked on the door, but there was no answer. So she reached down and tried the handle, and it was unlocked, so she opened the door. And when she looked inside, she began to scream.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/11/2343m 15s

Silent Killer

Some of the world’s worst killers are not human, and today’s podcast features 2 stories that demonstrate that. The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#2 -- "A Few Drops" -- A seemingly meaningless event turns into a nightmare for one world renowned chemist (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/q86aQiINdyo?feature=shared)#1 -- "Unknown Unnatural Hazard" -- As scary as it sounds, the most terrifying part about it, is that it could happen again somewhere else at any time (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/aZt-5czd6cA?feature=shared)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/11/2333m 3s

The Sleuth (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In the winter of 2001, inside of a Southern California police department, a fax machine in the corner of the room suddenly came to life. A moment later, a few pieces of paper fell into the tray, and an officer walked over and began reading them. As he did, his eyes went wide. The fax was a gold mine of evidence for an ongoing murder investigation that had begun to stall, so this fax was a major breakthrough. But as officers rushed over to see the fax for themselves, they all started to feel like something was off about the fax – it just seemed too good to be true. But regardless, the police followed up on the contents of the fax, and sure enough, it led them to their killer. However, let's just say the killer was not who anyone thought it would be.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/11/2342m 38s

Historical Legends Vol. II

Today’s podcast is a very special episode in honor of Veterans Day. It features 2 stories about war time legends. The audio for both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#2 -- "A Very Brave Kid" -- This kid did something so epic, the leader of his country personally congratulated him (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QiSJMGDF1A)#1 -- "Just a Knife" -- If you Google "craziest war story of all time," today's story will show up. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z7b1l5YQ-Q)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/11/2335m 21s

Murder Mansion (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In the early morning hours of February 9, 2014, 17-year-old Lexi Sachs was asleep in her bed, inside of her parents' mansion in San Juan Capistrano, California – one of the nicest and most affluent neighborhoods in the country. And as she lay there, suddenly there was a loud bang on her door that woke her up. Instinctively, Lexi just pulled the covers up over her head like she did when she was a little kid and was scared. As she lay there, she held her breath, hoping the sound she just heard was in her dream, and not in real life. But then, she heard her little brother screaming in the hallway. At that point, Lexi threw off the covers and ran out of her room. And what she found at the end of the hallway would not only turn her life upside down, but it would also leave one of the wealthiest communities in Southern California in complete shock.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/11/2342m 55s

Transcendence

Today’s podcast features 2 stories about dark religious rituals. The audio for both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#2 -- "Final Act" -- Something horrible was discovered on a farmer’s property in India — when police came to investigate, they thought they were looking at a shrine of some sort, but the truth was much darker (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzWxP18uyMw)#1 -- "The Metamorphosis" -- There are many extreme religious practices and rituals out there, but there may be none more extreme than the Buddhist monk practice of "Sokushinbutsu" (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxTkDA6DVc8)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/11/2329m 48s

The Broken Handle (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

At around 9 a.m. on March 6, 1963, a woman living in a nice neighborhood in Minnesota heard her doorbell ring. So, she got up from her seat at the kitchen and began walking toward the door. But as she got closer to the door, the doorbell rang again. Ruth was annoyed – thinking it was probably some salesman being really pushy – but when she opened the door, she could tell this was no salesman, this was an emergency. Minutes later, police were swarming the neighborhood, guns drawn.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/10/2342m 26s

The Bell Witch Haunting

One night, four young brothers were sleeping in their bedroom in their little house in Tennessee, when they started to hear what sounded like a rat gnawing on one of their bedposts. So, the two oldest brothers climbed out of their bed to go find this rat, but the second their feet touched the wooden floor, the gnawing sound stopped. The boys checked the room, they checked the bedposts, there was no sign of any rat. And so eventually, the two oldest brothers just kind of shrugged it off and got back in bed. But when they closed their eyes again, the gnawing sound filled the room again. Except this time, it was louder and more frantic. Little did they know, these sounds were just the beginning of a multi-yearlong nightmare that they and the rest of their family would have to endure. Their terrifying story is known as “The Bell Witch Haunting,” and it is considered to be one of the most frightening documented hauntings of all time. And today, I’m going to share their story with you. Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "Bell Witch" -- One of the most terrifying documented hauntings of all time (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdHe0m4OtKw)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/10/2327m 35s

Duct Tape (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Late one night in the summer of 1993, an 11-year-old boy climbed into his bedroom through an open outdoor window at his house in Port Hueneme, California. And when he got into his room, he was startled to see his 4-year-old little brother just standing there, motionless. Then, before the 11 year old could even ask what was going on, the 4-year-old just raised his arm and pointed to the bedroom door that led out to the hallway, and he said, “Mommy has a band-aid on her face.” A day later, police would discover the meaning of the little boy’s bizarre statement, and they would step into a crime scene that felt like it was straight out of a horror movie.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/10/2340m 49s

Symptoms

Today’s podcast features 3 medical horror stories. The audio for all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Green Needles" -- Man goes to the ER with extreme chest pains (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/auz4tq50xZ0?t=1000)#2 -- "Midnight Stroll" -- The idea that this ACTUALLY happens to people is truly terrifying, both for them and for the people around them (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/fLs9za4X08E?t=787)#1 -- "Trauma Room 1" -- A woman arrives at a hospital, seconds later it was evacuated (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/7gFlFR1NBFE?t=727)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/10/2335m 28s

Let Me In (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Just after 1:30 AM on May 12th, 1994, a young girl ran from her home in rural Maine out into the rainy night. Barefoot and terrified, the girl went door-to-door screaming for help, but no one heard her. Finally, after running nearly 2 miles, she arrived in her little downtown and flagged down a restaurant owner. The owner would help her call 911, and within minutes the police would arrive at the young girls home. And what they would discover was one of the most horrific crimes ever committed in that small town, not only because of its sheer brutality, but also because of who committed it and why. We tried to make this story make sense, but sometimes the truth is just stranger than fiction.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/10/2340m 47s

Campfire Stories Vol. II

Today's podcast features 3 classic scary stories. The audio for all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Turn Around" -- This is why you should never explore abandoned buildings (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/auz4tq50xZ0?t=1000)#2 -- "The Witch" -- Wildland firefighter finds a strange looking cabin (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/fLs9za4X08E?t=787)#1 -- "The Woman in Black" -- Sleep paralysis or a haunting? (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/7gFlFR1NBFE?t=727)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/10/2331m 14s

Slaughterhouse (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

At around 2 a.m. on May 12th, 2007, a 20-year-old woman named Maggie woke up totally confused in her bedroom. As she sat there looking around her dark room trying to get her bearings, she suddenly became aware of high pitched screaming coming from the room next door – her brother's room. Then she heard loud crashing and banging sounds, like the sound of people wrestling each other. Maggie was terrified, but she climbed out of her bed and walked over to her closed door. And then after taking a deep breath, she opened it up and stepped into the hallway. Moments later, local police would arrive at Maggie's house, and at first when they searched the home, it was still and quiet. But when they went upstairs, they discovered something so horrible, that trying to use words to describe it doesn't really do it justice. And so, fair warning, this case is not for the faint of heart.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/10/2336m 40s

Checkerboard

In 1967, a man was digging for gold in a forest in Canada, when behind him heard this sudden commotion. It sounded like geese getting really startled and flying off in different directions. And so he put down his pickaxe, stood up, and turned around. And what he claimed happened next is referred to as the “Falcon Lake” incident, and it’s considered to be one of the most credible, paranormal stories of all time.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "Checkerboard" -- One of the most credible “paranormal events” ever (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5t2XNO8ZH0)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/10/2325m 23s

Blister Beetle Extract (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the morning of June 14, 1929, two teenage boys walked through an open field outside of Columbus, Ohio. Suddenly, the boys stopped, because up ahead they saw a swarm of flies hovering over the tall grass. They couldn't see what was below the swarm, so the boys slowly walked a bit closer to get a better look.  When they finally could see what was on the ground, both boy instantly began screaming for help. When the police arrived, they were horrified by what they saw, but it seemed like a pretty straightforward crime of passion. However, their investigation would take a totally bizarre turn that would involve rare recreational drugs, hidden bank accounts, secret lovers, secret apartments, and an Olympic gold medalist.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/10/2340m 51s

The Story Behind... Leatherface & Candyman

Today’s podcast features 2 true stories that inspired legendary horror movies. The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#2 -- "Woman Suit" -- An infamous serial killer who inspired countless horror films (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4MGIA0A5VM)#1 -- "Candyman" -- This story inspired a popular horror movie, and when you get to the reveal - you'll understand why... nightmare fuel (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5jGBKT2V-4)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/09/2327m 41s

The Hairless Hitman (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On April 18th, 1992, a person in California turned their shower on and waited until the steam was rising up out of the stall before they stepped inside. Once under the water, this person grabbed a can of shaving cream and applied it to their entire body, and slowly, they began shaving off every hair on their body, except for the hair on their head. After they were done, they hopped out of the shower, toweled off, got dressed, and then began the next phase of their prep – packing their backpack with things like latex gloves and plastic sheets. After they were done, they climbed into bed and set their alarm for very early the next morning. They were nervous about how the next day was going to go, but they were confident they were ready. 24 hours later, what this hairless person did was all over the news...For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/09/2342m 34s

Surveillance

Today’s podcast features 3 stories that detail crimes caught on surveillance cameras. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Safe Neighborhood" -- Woman captures something awful in her backyard (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l74_VQPdxjU)#2 -- "Killing Time" -- Security footage of a killer before they attack (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUXHUjsb6O4)#1 -- "Eye in the Sky" -- Critical evidence is discovered on CCTV footage in London (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5jGBKT2V-4)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/09/2328m 20s

Evil Sidekick (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

At 4am on a winter day in 1993, a 50-year-old man named Joe walked down a dark hallway inside of his farmhouse in Kentucky. As he moved, he did his best to be as quiet as possible, so as not to wake up his wife or son who were sleeping nearby. But when Joe got about halfway down the hall, he happened to look into the family room, and he thought he saw something moving inside. He strained his eyes to see who it was, thinking maybe it was his wife or son, but he just couldn't tell. But as Joe stared into the darkness, he heard the sound of floorboards creaking inside the family room. And then before Joe could do anything, the thing he had seen moving was now rushing straight towards him. Hours later, Kentucky State Police would arrive at Joe's house, and what they would discover there was a monstrous crime that literally had never been committed before in this part of Kentucky.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/09/2339m 51s

Stranger Than Fiction Vol. III

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. And today’s podcast features 3 stories that demonstrate that. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "27 Years" -- A motion detector picks up something strange at a summer camp (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l74_VQPdxjU)#2 -- "Guardian Angel" -- A strange set of circumstances leads to a break in a case (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUXHUjsb6O4)#1 -- "The Missing Patients" -- Startling discoveries made in 2 hospitals in South Africa (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5jGBKT2V-4)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/09/2330m 11s

Midnight Sun (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Just before 3:00 AM on September 23, 2003, a police officer in a little town in Alaska was driving down an old abandoned mining road when he happened to look over to the side of the road, and he saw something shiny inside of a big gravel pit. The officer pulled over and walked over to the pit and looked down inside of it. And there at the bottom was something that he and the rest of his colleagues had been looking for for weeks. But as soon as he began scrambling down into the pit to take a closer look at this thing he found, a gun shot rang out. Then another, and another. And before long, the police officer was running for his life, screaming into his radio for backup. For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/09/2340m 38s

Fan Favorite - "Criss Cross"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 48.In 2010, a very successful Nashville, Tennessee music producer turned her car into her driveway and pulled into her garage. After turning her car off, she was about to click her garage door remote again – to shut the garage door – when she turned and looked out her car’s back window, and she saw something very strange sitting there on her driveway. Seconds later, Veronica would be scrambling to get out of her car, and inside of her house – as fast as she possibly could. Initially, this story will seem fairly cookie cutter for a true crime story, however, it is not. There is a very unique plot twist at the end, so stick around to make sure you hear it.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/09/2346m 15s

Fan Favorite - "The Sniper, The Blonde and The Beefcake"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 32.One September night in 2006, a man left his office in upstate New York and walked across the nearly vacant parking lot to his truck. When he climbed inside the driver’s seat, he instantly noticed that the back left of his vehicle seemed to be sagging slightly. But before he could figure out why that was, he thought he saw something moving in his peripheral vision off to his left. Reflexively, he turned and looked out his window into the dark night, and there, only a few feet away from him was a shadowy figure looking right at him. Then, whoever it was began to raise their hands...For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/09/2349m 12s

Where's Rachel?

In 1999, a father arrived at a train station to pick up his teenage daughter from school. But when the train she was supposed to be on arrived at the station, she wasn't on it. And so, the father just sat in the parking lot assuming his daughter must be late, and she'd be on the next train. But as more and more trains came into the station, none of them were carrying his daughter. And so eventually, this father just left the parking lot and headed back home, believing his daughter must have found another way home. Unfortunately, though, that was not the case. It would turn out, his daughter had made a fateful decision that day that would soon turn her and her family's lives into a nightmare.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "Rachel Star" -- An Australian girl makes a decision that has huge consequences (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od58Hwyj9pY)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/08/2329m 24s

Jackpot (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In April of 2009, 42-year-old Florida lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare seemed to disappear off the face of the earth. But a series of text messages from Abraham – and a phone call he made to his mother – would lead police to make a gruesome discovery. And what they found would expose months of lies, and help lead to a new law in Florida.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/08/2338m 12s

Camping Horror Stories Vol. III

Today's podcast features 3 camping horror stories. The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Dig" -- Young couple hears something digging outside their tent (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLs9za4X08E)#2 -- "Pinch" -- Campers wake up to something awful outside (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auz4tq50xZ0)#1 -- "Incomprehensible" -- An evil presence lurks in a Malibu, California state park (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcEUS8i1Kx4)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/08/2336m 11s

No Way Out Vol. II

Today’s podcast features 3 stories that involve people who were trapped - with “no way out.” The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Intelligence Quotient" -- Even incredibly smart people can make incredibly bad decisions (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnPVedz7NQ4)#2 -- "Gold Digger" -- How quickly things can snowball (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdDgIl1vNj4)#1 -- "All the Way Down" -- A boy gets trapped in Italy (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9en1PDgpAI)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/08/2331m 32s

High Expectations (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the night of November 8th 2010, a 24-year-old woman named Jennifer walked downstairs into the living room of her parents' house to say goodnight to her mother. But before she walked over to the couch where her mother was to give her a hug, Jennifer noticed something moving outside on the dark street. Jennifer stopped where she was and looked out the window, but she couldn't see anything unusual. So she walked over to the front door and looked out the little window on it, and after staring out into the street for a few moments, she decided she must not have seen anything at all. So she walked back over to her mother, who had noticed her looking outside and had a look of concern on her face, and Jennifer just said, "Oh, I thought I saw something moving out there, but it was nothing." Then the 2 women said goodnight, and Jennifer headed up stairs and went to sleep. It would turn out, there actually was something moving around outside the house. And about 30 minutes after Jennifer had gone back upstairs, the thing she saw made its way across the street, up their stairs, and into their house... right up to Jennifer's room.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/08/2340m 34s

Rotten to the Core (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Jealousy, revenge, romantic triangles, robberies, sexual assault, and disputes during drug transactions are the most common motives and circumstances surrounding nearly all homicides. But the homicide that takes place in today's episode will not fall into any of those categories. Instead, it will fall into a category that most people don't realize actually exists. Needless to say, be careful of who you spend your time around, because not everyone is who they appear to be. For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/08/2337m 38s

Monsters Among Us

Today’s podcast features 3 stories that will make you wonder how many monsters you've encountered in your life without knowing it. The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Soft" -- A couple’s weird encounter in the woods would take a chilling turn years later (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrFFRrsWBNc&list=PLgRgJrlop--PlKEihwNO55pE9QQlT_6Mz&index=14)#2 -- "Parents Know Best" -- A father’s instincts turn out to be correct (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrFFRrsWBNc&list=PLgRgJrlop--PlKEihwNO55pE9QQlT_6Mz&index=14)#1 -- "That’ll Do Pig" -- Authorities make shocking discovery on a farm in Oregon (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=344T8ac6odg)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/08/2333m 0s

Gentle Giant (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Early in the morning of October 3rd, 1994, a woman, living in Eugene, Oregon, woke up in her first floor bedroom to the sound of screaming coming from somewhere on the other side of her house. She thought the noise must be coming from her TV set in the living room, but as she stepped into the hallway, she realized this was not the case. The screaming was coming from an actual person, who sounded like they might be in her garage. So she ran down the hall, across the living room and over to the door that led into the garage, and she flung it open. Seconds later, this woman would be living a nightmare.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/08/2336m 39s

Personal Foul (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Just after midnight on July 19, 2010, former professional basketball player, Lorenzen Wright, stepped out of a car and walked down a dirt path into the woods outside of Memphis, Tennessee. Then suddenly, Lorenzen heard a sound coming from the darkness, and he saw something rushing towards him. In a panic, Lorenzen turned off the path, put his head down, and started running as fast as he could into the dark woods. But eventually, the thing that was chasing him caught up to him. It would take authorities years to figure out what happened in the woods that night. But once the mystery was solved, it would shock the city of Memphis, as well as the millions of fans who watch professional basketball.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/08/2339m 8s

Fan Favorite - "Debbie's Last Dance"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 72.In 1982, a young woman walked up a flight of stairs to her friend’s apartment, and knocked on the door. As she did, she noticed the little window on the door was broken. Worried something was wrong with her friend, the woman knocked again, this time a little louder, while also peering through the broken window to see if she could see anything. There was nothing really to see, but she could hear music playing inside. So after another minute went by and still her friend had not come to the door, the woman tried the door handle and found it was open. With her heart racing, the woman opened her friend’s door and stepped inside. A few seconds later, she would see something so horrible, it would send her running back outside to safety.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/08/2342m 37s

Behind Closed Doors (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the morning of January 25, 2012, a police officer walked towards an abandoned Mercedes-Benz SUV in an old neighborhood in East Detroit. This neighborhood was known as a den for drug dealers and heroin users. The officer looked in the back window of the SUV and squinted to get a better look inside... and what he saw left him in shock. And what the officer found in the backseat of that Mercedes would stun the most experienced cops, and would lead investigators into a hidden world in the wealthy suburbs of Detroit – a world of lies, betrayal... and BDSM.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/07/2338m 34s

Fan Favorite - "Murder Island"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 62.In late December of 2003, a 32-year-old man named Russel drove along scenic back roads on an island off the coast of Washington State, until he arrived at his destination, a house tucked way back in the woods. After driving down the property’s long driveway, Russel pulled into a parking spot and came to a stop. After turning off his car’s engine, Russel went to unbuckle himself, when he stopped. Because right in front of him, in the tree line, he saw a figure moving in the shadows. As Russel leaned forward and strained his eyes to see who it was, the figure suddenly emerged and began walking quickly toward Russel's car. At first Russel thought he knew who this person was, but as they got closer, he knew that he didn't. But before Russel could do anything about the situation he was in, the stranger from the forest had arrived right outside of Russel’s car door and had begun staring down at Russel through the glass. As they did this, Russel turned to look at them… and what he saw was so shocking he just froze in terror.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/07/2349m 55s

The Informant (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On June 8, 1989, FBI informant Susan Daniels Smith stood outside on the second floor of a motel in Pikeville, Kentucky, smoking a cigarette and staring down at the parking lot. Then suddenly, Susan saw a car pull up, and the driver stepped outside. Susan’s pulse quickened, she flicked her cigarette to the ground, and she ran downstairs to meet the driver. And soon after, Susan and the driver got into the car together, and sped off into the night down a dark mountain road. But when Susan didn’t return for days, investigators went searching for her. And the case that followed would shock even the most experienced detectives, and make FBI history.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/07/2336m 44s

Workplace Horror Stories Vol. III

Today's podcast features 3 workplace horror stories. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Scavenger" -- A sailor goes missing right before departure (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ8EGOEc7uw)#2 -- "Wrong Door" -- A black cloud was spotted outside of a building (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUFf4QGj0kY)#1 -- "Bones" -- Electrician is lured into abandoned tunnel (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6IgVVi8TtI)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/07/2327m 19s

The Puppet Master (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On December 13, 2001, 35-year-old Tracey Roberts was running a bath upstairs in her house in the rural town of Early, Iowa. But then, Tracey heard the front door open and footsteps downstairs. And when she walked into the hall to see what was happening, she saw two men rushing upstairs towards her. So in a panic, Tracey ran to her bedroom, but one of the men grabbed her from behind and started strangling her. But Tracey fought him off, grabbed a gun she kept in her room, and fired at her attackers in the dark. One of the men would die, but the other would get away, and the search for that second attacker would lead police into a web of lies and deception that would take almost ten years to unravel.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/07/2340m 55s

Against All Odds

Today's podcast features 3 stories about people who, by all accounts, should be dead. The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "The Void" -- One of the greatest survival stories of all time (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPE84ZJBJWk&list=PLgRgJrlop--N6fsOHUHVHSatGDo5k7zO9&index=4)#2 -- "Bats" -- A race so brutal runners must sign document accepting they may die (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U36jtuJVBjQ&list=PLgRgJrlop--N6fsOHUHVHSatGDo5k7zO9&index=3)#1 -- "Head in the Clouds" -- Like flying a plane, without a plane (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qYqpyVZOH4)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/07/2330m 20s

In the Red (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the night of January 12, 2003, 85-year-old millionaire Anna Mae Branson heard a knock at the door of her home in Madisonville, Kentucky – a place residents had nicknamed “The Best Town on Earth.” So, Anna Mae opened the door, and smiled at her visitor. But before Anna Mae knew what was happening, the visitor entered the house and started shouting at her. Anna Mae tried to get them to leave, but the visitor kept shouting, and chased Anna Mae through the house and down into the the basement. And what the police discovered the next day would threaten the reputation of “The Best Town on Earth,” tear Anna Mae’s family apart, and lead authorities on a chase from Kentucky to Costa Rica.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/07/2338m 44s

Fan Favorite - "The Man in the Bowler Hat"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 50.In the late 1800s, a very strange hotel was constructed in Chicago, Illinois. From the outside, it looked perfectly normal, but the inside of the hotel was anything but. Hallways were a maze of twists and turns, and there were trap doors, sliding walls and secret stairwells everywhere. But the shock factor of this hotel was part of its allure. Walking around and getting lost could actually be kind of thrilling. But, what guests didn't know was that every time they got lost in that hotel, they might never find their way out again...For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/07/2350m 44s

Fan Favorite - "Found Footage"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 40.Around 2:00 am on April 6th 2018, a mysterious person walked down a snowy suburban street in Wadsworth, Ohio. At some point, this person came to a stop in front of a modest two story home and then looked around to make sure no one was watching them. Feeling satisfied no one was, this mystery person turned away from the road and walked down the driveway toward the backyard of the property. What they did next was unspeakably cruel... and it was caught on camera.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/07/2335m 48s

What Lurks Below

Today's podcast features 3 stories that will make you never want to go swimming again. The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "What Lies Beneath" -- Something lurks below this hospital (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6IgVVi8TtI)#2 -- "What Lurks Below" -- One of the most dangerous jobs in the world (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8swB7qMU7gk)#1 -- "Thalassophobia" -- Predator in the deep ocean comes up to say, "hi" (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toswhS4ehRw)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/06/2327m 49s

The Bearded Man (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the night of May 31, 2003, a short bearded man was sitting in his car, holding a rifle, in the parking lot of the Green Iguana Bar and Grill in Rocky Point, Florida. The man opened the window, aimed the rifle at the back door of the bar, and waited for his target – a 37 year-old bartender named Sandee Rozzo. Then suddenly, Sandee stepped outside, so the man took a deep breath and FIRED, but he missed. And in a panic, he threw the rifle in the backseat, hit the gas, and drove away. But he wouldn’t stop hunting Sandee Rozzo. And when police finally tracked him down, the bearded man’s identity would shock them, and their investigation would expose the truth about a violent criminal.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/06/2336m 41s

Stranger Than Fiction Vol. II

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. And today’s podcast features 3 stories that demonstrate that. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Double Plot Twist" -- As the name suggests, there are 2 big reveals in this story... considering how insane they are, it's shocking how few people know about this (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q86aQiINdyo)#2 -- "The Lamp" -- One of the most fascinating Reddit submissions ever (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUxAsyLN4yI)#1 -- "Real Life Super Hero" -- A genius makes a series of bad decisions (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHjDgOSur5c)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/06/2336m 34s

The Sunshine State (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the morning of July 18, 2014, in a wealthy neighborhood in Florida, a married couple in their 70's were sitting on their couch, trying to figure out how to use their brand new iPad. As they did this, suddenly, coming from the property next door, they heard a loud popping sound. The man got up off the couch and walked over to the window to see what was going on, and he saw a car he didn't recognize peeling out of his neighbor’s driveway and speeding off down the street. Not sure what to make of this car or the loud sound, the man walked outside and headed over to his neighbor’s house just to make sure they were okay, and when he got to his neighbor’s driveway, he saw their garage door was open and their car was parked inside and was still on. At first, this made the man think that everything was fine, that clearly the neighbor was in their car sitting in their garage, and maybe that loud noise was just the sound of that other car backfiring. But when the man walked forward a few steps and got a look inside the running car, he knew immediately that everything was NOT fine. Moments later, the man stumbled back inside his own house where he frantically grabbed for his phone to call 911.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/06/2335m 48s

Fan Favorite - "YouTube Murder"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 30.In May of 2009, someone in Guatemala uploaded an 18 minute long video to YouTube titled, “YouTube Murder." Within hours of it being published, the video had gone massively viral to the point where YouTube’s servers began to crash, and in Guatemala, angry crowds of people began forming up in the streets demanding justice. When the president of Guatemala reluctantly authorized an investigation into what the video actually meant, no one was ready for the insane truth it would reveal. Today's story includes graphic violence, so listener discretion is advised.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/06/2344m 16s

The Predator (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the morning of Sunday, November 17th, 1991, two brothers were driving in their pickup truck down a road in the small town of Conway, South Carolina. The older brother drove, and the younger brother scanned the surrounding woods, looking for the perfect spot to go deer hunting. But as they rolled along, suddenly, the younger brother began shouting that he saw something, so the older brother quickly pulled the truck over to the side of the road and parked. The brothers got out of the truck, but the younger brother didn’t walk towards the woods. He walked towards a huge pool of dried blood in the middle of the road. There was so much blood that the brothers thought a wild animal must have attacked a deer, and they worried that wild animal might still be close by. But then, the brothers saw a trail of blood leading from that spot in the road to a nearby ditch. So they followed the trail, reached the ditch, and stared down into it. Seconds later, the brothers were running for their truck so they could go alert the police.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/06/2337m 17s

Fan Favorite -- "A Truly WTF Story"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode 56.In 2016, a woman had just pulled into her driveway in her quiet neighborhood in Missouri, when suddenly her passenger door flung open and in jumped a man she didn't recognize who was wielding a knife. The woman froze in terror hoping this was just a robbery, but when the man spoke, she knew this situation was much, much worse. Ten minutes later, the police arrived at the woman’s house, and what they saw in the hallway of the first floor shocked them. However, the real shocker came a week later when they realized who this man was, and why he had gone to that woman’s house in the first place. This story starts a bit slow, but then it spirals into madness very rapidly. And that is why this story has become one of the most infamous true crime cases in modern history.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/06/2342m 24s

The Assassin (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On a cold and snowy day in January of 1994, a land surveyor for the North Carolina Department of Transportation parked his car at the edge of Highway 421 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. After walking just a few yards away from the side of the road, he was already swallowed up in the deep woods that stretched for miles into Watauga County. Given the cold air and snow underfoot, the surveyor was paying close attention to where he was walking, and hoping that the job would not take long and he'd be back inside his warm vehicle before his toes actually froze. That was, until the man glanced ahead at the fallen tree ahead of him, and before he saw something he just couldn't make sense of peeking out of the snow in the shadow of the upended roots. Squinting, the man took a few steps closer just to make sure his eyes weren't playing tricks on him. A moment later, he dropped the hard, plastic case that contained his surveying equipment and nearly fell backward as he scrambled to get away from the mound of snow in front of him. Then looking desperately through the thick trees for the other members of the survey team, the calm around him was shattered as he started yelling for help.For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/06/2343m 17s

The Rumor

In 1985, a group of hikers were making their way down a trail in this big forest in southern California when one of them looked through the trees off to their side, and they saw there was a stream running down parallel to the trail that they were on. And in this stream, the hikers saw something that just didn’t look right. And so, the hikers left the trail and made their way down to the stream, and when they actually saw the thing that stood out to this hiker that was in the stream, they just stopped and stared at it. It would take investigators another three years before they would finally understand what the hikers had just found.The audio from this story has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called “MrBallen,” and has been remastered for today’s podcast.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "Something in the Water" -- Hikers discover something in a stream (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQVN2ww9UBA)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/06/2333m 17s

Brute Force (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

It was a freezing cold morning in mid-January 2004 when a repair crew for the local electric and gas company in Princeton, NJ decided to take a break and go get some hot breakfast. The two men had been out all night fixing power poles and lines that had come down in a recent snowstorm. On their way to the diner, they saw a dark green SUV – engine running – sitting with its front wheel submerged in six inches of water in a creek that ran alongside the road. Thinking the car had been parked there by a local hunter, they didn’t think anything of it until their return trip an hour later. Seeing that the car was still there and the engine still running, they decided to stop their lift truck and go make sure that what they saw wasn’t a car accident. A few minutes later, after peering inside the drivers' window, both men stumbled backwards in horror. They knew right away that this was no hunter, and they also knew it had to be much MUCH worse than a car accident.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/05/2343m 35s

Historical Legends

Today’s podcast features 3 stories about historical legends. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Smoke" -- During WW2, one man redefined what it means to have a "high pain tolerance" (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzm-T_btfa0)#2 -- "Mad Jack" -- His weapon choices during WW2 made him famous (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu0Yz9tUpTo)#1 -- "Real Life Super Hero" -- The most insane war story ever (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHjDgOSur5c)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/05/2332m 0s

Talking to the Dead (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On March 22nd, 1994, four people were sitting in a circle inside of a dark hotel room. In front of them was a homemade ouija board, which is something people use to try to communicate with the dead. It's basically a rectangular board or paper with letters and numbers on it, as well as the words “yes” and “no” on it. The four people in the hotel room reached out one finger each and placed that finger on a glass cup that was flipped upside down resting in the middle of the board. After looking around at each other nervously, one of the four people began to speak out loud. They asked the room if there were any spirits with them right now, and nothing happened. The four people started to laugh at themselves for trying this and were about to remove their fingers and go to bed, when suddenly the glass cup began to move. As the four looked at each other incredulously trying to see if someone was moving it on purpose, the glass cup slid all the way to the corner of the board and came to a stop over the word “yes.” This ouija board session, which would continue for several more minutes and would terrify the four people in this room, would not only become one of the most famous ouija board sessions of all time, but also, it would have a dramatic impact on a major criminal case.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/05/2337m 43s

The Final Descent Vol. II

Today's podcast features 3 "underwater diving" horror stories. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Devil's Hole" -- 2 divers disappear inside an underwater cave (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8swB7qMU7gk)#2 -- "No Limits" -- An extreme version of an already extreme sport (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVMTWygVl5c)#1 -- "Into the Heart" -- Cave diver makes a critical mistake (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtDAo7jS8Z4)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/05/2327m 18s

Bosom Black as Death (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In January of 1994, two teenagers were sitting in a bedroom in Texas studying for their one of their classes. At some point, one of the teens picked up a copy of Shakespeare's play called "Hamlet," and began reading lines out loud. And at some point, the teen who was reading read aloud a particularly famous section of the play that deals with death. And at this point, the teen who was listening started rocking back and forth before finally starting to sob. The teen who was reading stopped and asked what was going on. And in between sobs, the teen who was now very emotional said that the play had reminded them of a horrible thing that they knew about, but had not told anyone about. and now, after hearing those lines from "Hamlet," the teen said they just had to get this secret off their chest. And so, they would. Months later, the secret that was uttered inside that bedroom between two teenagers would make front page news across the country.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/05/2324m 12s

In the Grips of Death

Today’s podcast features 2 stories about people who survived seemingly certain death. The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#2 -- "Life Line" -- The Earth equivalent of being lost in outer space (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhgBeoviM8Y)#1 -- "The Torngats" -- A group of hikers go into a forbidding wilderness (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6apkM24DhGI)For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/05/2330m 4s

Trespassers Be Warned Vol. II

Today’s podcast features 3 unique stories that all involve trespassers. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Grad Night" -- A group of teens lose 1 of their friends at an amusement park (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQFYw9sRGzc)#2 -- "Under the Pier" -- They all stood and watched anxiously as it floated by (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6apkM24DhGI)#1 -- "Hide & Seek" -- A family vacation in Mexico takes a horrible turn for the worst (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWzGEIQdChM)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/05/2333m 10s

Man on a Mission (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the night of June 17th, 1977, Chuck Morgan, the father of four young girls, sped down a dark road outside of Tucson, Arizona, and as he drove, he constantly checked his rearview mirror to make sure no one was following him. Chuck was wearing a bulletproof vest, on his hip was a .357 Magnum revolver, and in his pocket was one of his own teeth, wrapped up in tissue paper. And by the end of that night, Chuck would drive his car way out into the desert, and become part of a mystery that has baffled investigators for almost 50 years.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/05/2330m 13s

Folie à Deux

Today’s podcast features 3 stories about people with shared delusions. The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "The Weird World" -- A girl believes something is “off” about her family (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUOehfFdj1Y)#2 -- "Family Road Trip" -- A bizarre and abrupt exit (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qYqpyVZOH4)#1 -- "Madness" -- Identical twins go crazy on the side of a highway (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoZKJiar_Uc)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/04/2329m 27s

The Barn (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In the early 1990s, a teenager snuck into the barn right outside of his family's property and climbed up into the rafters. Once he was safely tucked away in his secret spot where no one could see him from the floor below, he pulled some rolling papers out of his pocket, along with a bag of marijuana, and rolled a joint. A few minutes later, and he was enjoying a nice high and staring out the nearby window at the moon up above. But as he smoked, he suddenly heard the barn doors opening down below. The teen froze and held the smoke in his lungs, hoping it wasn't his family out looking for him. But when the teen looked down, he could tell right away this was not his family. This was something else, this was something bad. And moments later, it would get much, much worse. For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/04/2340m 6s

The Black Sheep

Today’s podcast features 2 stories about “dysfunctional families.” The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#2 -- "Morning Routine" -- One of the most brutal true crime cases ever (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUOehfFdj1Y)#1 -- "Lost Cause" -- 70 year old man makes a SHOCKING confession on Reddit that quickly goes viral (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3e2NQdki-8)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/04/2328m 28s

The Forever Home (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the night of January 16th, 1984, 9-year-old Annie Swartz woke up suddenly to the sound of voices coming from somewhere outside of her door. When she got out of bed and walked into the hallway, she realized those voices were coming from downstairs, and they weren't people talking, they were people screaming at each other. However, just as quickly as the yelling started, it stopped, and the house went quiet. Annie was still curious what was going on, so she tiptoed her way down the stairs, but when she got to the bottom, she didn't see anyone, and the house was still quiet. Then from somewhere outside the house, she heard a sound. When she turned around to see what it was, what she saw scared her so badly that she instantly sprinted back up stairs, leapt into her bed, and pulled the covers up over her head. Annie would eventually fall asleep after convincing herself that what she had seen was just a bad dream. But as she would learn the next morning, that was no dream, and her real life nightmare was only just beginning.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/04/2337m 21s

The Meeting

Today’s story is about a typical middle-class American family that had everything going for them. Mom and dad were still totally in love 25 years after getting married. Their two kids were happy, successful, and poised to do huge things in life. But then, in 2021, it was like things just started to go so badly for this family. It was like they hit this stretch of unfathomably bad luck. But their misfortunes had nothing to do with bad luck. Their misfortunes were the result of someone in their midst carrying around a very big secret.The audio from this story has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called “MrBallen,” and has been remastered for today’s podcast.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "The Meeting" -- Family in Wisconsin hit with stretch of unfathomably bad luck (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rmBq8iUMSk)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/04/2336m 6s

The Golden Years (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Colon, Nebraska is one of the smallest and safest towns in America. So, back in June of 2003, when a few Colon residents received a call asking them to check on one of their neighbors, they weren't worried, but they still hurried over to make sure their neighbor was okay. After finding the neighbor's house empty, they wondered if maybe she was in her garage, which was located across the street. But when they entered her garage and flipped on the overhead light, what they discovered was so horrible that many of the town's 128 residents would never feel safe again.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/04/2337m 28s

Stranger Than Fiction

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. And today’s podcast features 3 stories that demonstrate that. The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Memories" -- A man goes missing during a storm… or does he?? (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfnbgIkT_jk)#2 -- "The Bully" -- A town hatches a plan to deal with their least favorite resident (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rucBo9HjMuU)#1 -- "1 in 1,000,000,000,000" -- The luckiest (or unluckiest) man alive (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2FVjH4WWlU)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/04/2329m 18s

Small Town Secrets (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In the fall of 1995, firefighters in Pleasant Garden, North Carolina responded to a call about a fire in a suburban neighborhood. When they got there, they managed to mostly put out the intense flames. At which point, they formed a line in the first-floor hallway and began moving down; looking for anyone trapped inside any of the adjacent rooms. But before they reached the end of the hallway, the floor suddenly gave out from underneath them, sending the lead firefighter down into a hidden crawlspace four feet below. The man was unhurt from the fall, but when he tried to stand up to climb out again, he noticed that there was something horrifying in that crawl space with him. The discovery in the crawl space would send shockwaves through a town that, until that moment, had been best known for its churches and championship little league baseball teams.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/04/2341m 20s

Look Again (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

One evening in February of 1992, a newly married man who lived in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood in Minnesota returned home from work. When he walked inside, he saw his young son was working on some homework at the table, and his 8-month-old baby daughter was crying in her playpen, but the man's wife was nowhere to be found. He asked his son if he had seen his mother, and the boy said "no." So, the husband began walking around the house looking for his wife and calling out to her. But he couldn't find her, and she never called back. Eventually, during his search, the man reached the master bedroom. And when he opened the door and saw what was inside, he fell to his knees in horror. Moments later, the police were screaming to his residence, sirens blaring.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/03/2337m 50s

Camping Horror Stories Vol. II

Today’s podcast features 3 camping horror stories. The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "The Far Away Dock" -- There’s something odd about the dock on the lake (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bX6as944uo)#2 -- "Tripwire" -- Family hears heavy footsteps walking through their camp (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLs9za4X08E)#1 -- "Laughter" -- Hunters hear strange sounds in woods at night (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auz4tq50xZ0)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/03/2334m 25s

Don't Leave the Trail

Today’s podcast features 3 stories that will make you think twice before leaving the trail. The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Red Hair" -- One hiker’s photograph reveals a chilling discovery (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMOYAtqb_Kc)#2 -- "When You Find My Body" -- Woman gets lost hiking on the Appalachian trail (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGjdQlwzbkk)#1 -- "S.O.S." -- A distress signal was found inside a deadly valley in Japan (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wekABO_hraI)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/03/2331m 48s

My Daughters (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In early 1982, the biggest news by far in Minocqua, Wisconsin was a series of bank robberies that had all 3,300 residents looking over their shoulders and clutching their wallets any time they stepped foot into one of their local banks. But when Minocqua Police got a frantic 911 call from Park City Credit Union on the evening of April 28, what they would find inside was far worse than a robbery. Even though police would quickly put together a picture of what transpired inside of that bank, it would take another 34 years for law enforcement to finally get to the bottom of one of the most infamous crimes in Wisconsin history.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/03/2342m 7s

The Pale Horse

In 1988, a waitress who was living in central Florida had just begun her shift at a local diner when she’s standing in the middle of the restaurant, and her heart just starts racing like mad. Now she had not been running around or doing any heavy lifting, so it didn’t make any sense. So, kind of startled by what was happening, she just turned around and went straight into the bathroom and sat down in a stall, waiting for this sensation to pass. But as she sat there, her heart just continued to beat like mad, and then she began to feel tingling in her feet and in her arms. And it was at that moment that she realized she was having a heart attack. Except she wasn’t. Something much, much worse was happening to her.The audio from this story has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called “MrBallen,” and has been remastered for today’s podcast.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "The Pale Horse" -- A waitress comes down with a mystery illness (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TOPwYjnkKU)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/03/2338m 36s

Momma's Boy (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

One night in the winter of 1958, a pregnant young woman was getting ready for bed, when she heard a sudden, loud knock at her front door. She walked out of the bathroom and looked across the room to the glass sliding door that led to the front of her property, and she was immediately disappointed at who she saw standing there. But regardless, she wrapped her robe tightly around her and walked over to see what they wanted. Minutes later, one of the worst crimes in California history would be committed. And at the end of the trial, more history would be made when the judge in this case handed down a sentence that was so harsh, it has yet to be repeated in the state of California.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/03/2343m 14s

Fava Beans and Chianti

Today’s podcast features 3 stories about "cannibals." The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Kentucky Fried Chicken" -- A plumber found a strange substance in the pipes (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUXHUjsb6O4)#2 -- "Reluctant Cannibals" -- A rugby team was forced into an unthinkable position (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tgiVW9mSL8)#1 -- "Piggy Palace" -- One of the most heinous crimes in Canadian history (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj4Tl850GxA)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/03/2331m 38s

The Spy (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Late one night in February of 1986, a man returned to his home in Los Angeles, California after work. As he pulled into the driveway, he immediately noticed that his garage door was open and his wife's car was gone. He glanced at his watch and saw it was much too late for his wife to still be at work, so he wondered where she might have gone. But before he could even think about that, he noticed something else unusual about his home. There were little bits of broken glass spread out across the driveway. Now, starting to panic, the man threw his car in park and charged inside the house. And what he would see inside was so traumatic that he covered it with a towel while he waited for police to arrive.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/03/2343m 45s

No Way Out

Today’s podcast features 3 stories that involve people who were trapped - with “no way out.” The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Deep Sea" -- The one place no saturation diver wants to end up (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32Nwh9sq7DI)#2 -- "The Escape" -- Behind the door lies a series of deep holes (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6apkM24DhGI)#1 -- "The Chute" -- A legally blind person goes looking for their phone in an extremely hazardous place (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErNOKNxoHQ8)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/03/2329m 57s

Trick or Treat (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Late one night in 2004, a young woman was asleep in her downstairs bedroom when she suddenly was awoken by a bright light shining in through her bedroom window. The motion sensor light outside on the garage had been tripped. The young woman, who was sitting on her bed by this point, squinted and tried to look outside to see what had caused this, but she couldn't see anything. And so she just assumed it had to have been a neighborhood cat or something that had tripped the sensor. So she lay back down and was nearly back to sleep when something else caused her to suddenly sit up wide awake in her bed. But this time, it was not a bright light, it was a sound. Footsteps to be exact, and these footsteps were not outside. They were inside her house, right outside of her bedroom door. Seconds later, this woman would live a nightmare.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/02/2344m 4s

Campfire Stories

Today's podcast features 2 classic scary stories. The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#2 -- "Who Was Calling?" -- After she dies, the police receive a disturbing 911 call (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVc5B8yL6H4)#1 -- "The Capitol Theater Haunting" -- 3 police officers independently witness the same PARANORMAL event in Utah (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvviRUjIUGk)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/02/2332m 15s

Who Would Do This? (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 2015, Clyde, Ohio was one of the safest places to live in the entire United States. Basically, violent crime never happened there. So, on April 10th of that year; when a resident was reported missing in the morning, and then their car was spotted just a few hours later in an apartment parking lot... before the police even drove out to the vehicle, they already knew that they would find this missing person either sleeping in their car or maybe visiting one of their friends in the nearby apartments. However, they would be very wrong. And to this day, the contents of that missing person's car still haunt Clyde, Ohio. For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/02/2344m 12s

The Obsession

Today’s podcast features 3 unique stories about “obsessions.” The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "The 1st Floor" -- Woman starts hearing strange sounds downstairs (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z07gs6D9E8)#2 -- "The Shaman" -- One of the creepiest stories I've ever read (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzMwI_KMjr8)#1 -- "16 Minutes" -- A man’s dream slowly becomes a reality (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHYgUoM9N2Y)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/02/2335m 7s

Happily Ever After (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 1979, at a hospital in Alabama, a neurologist hustled down the hallway and turned left into a particular room. Inside was a female patient, she was lying on her back on a bed, with her legs propped up on pillows. Before she could ask the doctor anything, he just said, "Show me your hands." Puzzled, the woman did as she was told. The neurologist lifted them both up to his eyes so he could really examine them closely. And then he saw it. Instantly, he dropped her hands and rushed out of the room.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/02/2345m 10s

Medical Mishaps

Today’s podcast features 3 unique stories about "medical mishaps." The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Side Effects" -- A healthy young man's life is turned upside down after a seemingly minor pain in his leg reveals a major problem (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joXznzIrB9c)#2 -- "Traffic" -- A seemingly harmless mistake causes problems 40 years later (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWWWMdm9ZY4)#1 -- "16 Minutes" -- What he saw during those 16 minutes drove him insane (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny_s07D-LT8)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/02/2332m 21s

Pitch Pine Crescent (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In early spring of 2010, a 9-year-old boy living in Canada walked out of his school expecting to see someone from his family waiting outside in a car to drive him home. However, there was no one there. After waiting for several more minutes, and still no one showing up, the boy decided his family must have just forgotten about him, and so he decided he would just walk home. A little while later, this boy arrived home and saw cars in the driveway, which to him seemed to confirm that, yes, his family had just forgotten about him. And so he hustled up the steps thinking as soon as he got inside when his family saw him, he would get a hearty apology. But when the boy actually stepped inside of his house and saw his family, they didn't even look at him. They didn't talk to him, they didn't speak to him, they didn't interact with him at all. And at first, the boy was just confused – staring – but then he realized what was going on. Horrified, he turned and ran.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/02/2343m 4s

Ghosts of Flight 401

My wife is a total skeptic. She does not believe in the paranormal whatsoever, and never has. But when I told her just a portion of today’s story, specifically the part about the passenger in first class – you’ll know when you get to that scene – she told me she was so intrigued by it. And I think the reason for that is: in this story, as you’ll see, there were so many witnesses. Hundreds of witnesses. And so how could they all be making this up?The audio from this story has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called “MrBallen,” and has been remastered for today’s podcast.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "Flight 401" -- A disaster over the Everglades has a spooky history (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIoyIYgghcI)For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/02/2339m 22s

House of Cards (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

One afternoon in the summer of 2001, a man pulled up to a pump at a gas station and began fueling his car. Once his car was full, the man put the nozzle back into its holster, he hopped back inside of his car, and he was about to fire up the engine again when he stopped. Because something had caught his attention. There was something or someone moving around outside of his car to the left. But when this man turned to look out the window to see whatever it was, the world suddenly went black, and the air outside was filled with the sound of people screaming.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/01/2339m 3s

The Final Descent

Today’s podcast will feature 3 “underwater diving” horror stories. The audio from all three of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel and has been remastered for today's episode.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "The Descent" -- A man explores the most deadly dive site in the world (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUkAkMJ9c18)#2 -- "Drown or Glory" -- 10 people go looking for a secret tunnel inside a cave (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7cwHK5gVR8)#1 -- "10 Years Later" -- A daring rescue mission goes sideways (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VtvoYQzmuk)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/01/2330m 17s

I Hate The Yankees (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

One night in 2003, a man named Chris, who was living in Nashua, New Hampshire, drove from his house over to his girlfriend's house, which was only about 15 minutes away. On the drive over, he tried calling his girlfriend three different times, but she hadn't answered any of the calls, which was odd. When he pulled into her driveway, he saw her two dogs were outside in the yard, which meant his girlfriend had to be home. However, as he walked up the driveway toward the front steps of the house, he noticed the two dogs were acting very strange. They were walking in circles and whining with their tails tucked tightly between their back legs. Chris was about to turn and go check on the dogs when he looked up and saw the front door to the house was slightly ajar, and the lights inside were all off. Suddenly feeling alarmed, Chris ran up the steps and entered his girlfriend's house, and what he would see inside would turn out to be one of the worst things Nashua, New Hampshire Police had ever seen.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/01/2344m 42s

Workplace Horror Stories Vol. II

Today’s podcast features 3 workplace horror stories. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "90 Minutes" -- A terrible first day on the job (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMaWaiWRs_4)#2 -- "18 Inches" -- A construction worker loses his balance (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFV6R9GgPy4)#1 -- "Robot 23" -- The hazards these workers face everyday is crazy (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVMTWygVl5c)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/01/2328m 21s

Number One Fan (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Late at night in the fall of 1990, a woman stopped her car in front of her mailbox to check her mail. After grabbing the stack of letters, immediately she noticed one envelope in particular looked odd. Unlike the other letters in her hand, this one had no postage, no writing on it, and it was unsealed. Curious, she opened it up. Within seconds, this woman would be literally screaming at the top of her lungs and driving full speed down the road away from her house as fast as she possibly could.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/01/2335m 48s

Deadly Contraptions

Today’s podcast features 3 unique stories that all involve deadly contraptions. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Warning, this episode deals with suicide*Mental Health Resources:If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, know that help is available:24 hours a day you can call any of the numbers provided in this link, and speak to a trained professional that can help: https://blog.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines/Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "DIY" -- Man builds home defense system to ward off master thief (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46zxGu-y_4A)#2 -- "Sublimation" -- A famous Russian person gets a dangerous surprise for their birthday (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErNOKNxoHQ8)#1 -- "Woodworking Project" -- A sinister device was found inside of a hidden room in northern England (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EobUTGG1ng)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/01/2331m 41s

Night Shift (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On a cold morning in the winter of 1984, the manager of a popular fast food joint in eastern Pennsylvania, slowly made his way up to the front door of the restaurant to unlock it. But when he grabbed the handle of the door, he found it was already unlocked. The manager was instantly worried, but he told himself that it was probably just one of the workers from the night before. They must have just forgot to lock up. So the man stepped through the door and headed past the cash registers towards the back office. But before he got to the back office, he stopped... because there was something blocking his way. Something absolutely horrible...For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/01/2342m 52s

Trespassers Be Warned

Today’s podcast features 3 unique stories that all involve trespassers. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "The Bonfire" -- 2 girls accidentally make a HORRIFYING discovery in a cemetery (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tFsZGrU6uk)#2 -- "The Raptor" -- A sudden lapse in judgment at an amusement park (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUFf4QGj0kY)#1 -- "Siren" --7 friends are walking in a New Zealand forest when they suddenly hear a siren (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWzGEIQdChM)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/01/2332m 41s

Psycho (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On a warm day in July 1989, 32 year old actress Sherry Davis stopped by her grandmother’s house in Los Angeles, California and she made a horrible discovery. But it would take police more than 10 years, and a whole string of seemingly unrelated crimes, before police finally solved the mystery surrounding what Sherry actually saw. And worst of all, it would turn out the answer had been hiding in plain sight the whole time.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/01/2343m 26s

The Entertainer

Today’s podcast features 3 unique stories that all involve stunts gone wrong. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Sideways" -- A performer makes a mistake during a live show (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny_s07D-LT8)#2 -- "The Stunt" -- While deployed to the Middle East, one US military member makes a terrible mistake (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bvMIHUVkVE)#1 -- "Magic" -- A man attempts an impossible stunt (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWFUF3VIm-4)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/12/2230m 52s

The Secret Room

In 1953, a man had just moved into a new apartment in London, and as soon as he went inside he decided he wanted to renovate. So he started by pulling down all the wallpaper in the kitchen. And as he's doing it he makes his way into the kitchen pantry and he pulls off one particular strip of wallpaper and he sees behind the wallpaper towards the bottom of the wall is a door, there's a secret door behind the wallpaper. So he gets down and he rips off more of the wallpaper, and then he grabs the little handle and pulls the door open. What he sees inside of this little room was not only horrifying and would scar him for life, but, the contents of this secret room would change the legal system in the United Kingdom forever.The audio from this story has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called “MrBallen,” and has been remastered for today’s podcast.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "The Secret Room" -- A renter discovers a small door behind the wallpaper (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXRrzmh8DTk)For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/12/2231m 3s

Lurking In The Shadows

Today’s podcast features 3 separate, unique stories that all involve stalkers. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- “Stick” -- Park rangers are harassed by something in the trees (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYbUTIwWdNI&t=713s)#2 -- “Stalker” -- A very suspicious live interview... (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoZKJiar_Uc)#1 -- “The Pinching Man” -- A young woman discovers her family has been hiding something from her... (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA1YStQa2Vg&t=62s)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/12/2229m 56s

Where the Mangos Grow (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

At 4 a.m. on August 28th, 2015, a phone rang inside the home of a man who lived in a little town in rural India. It was the police calling, and they needed this man to get up immediately and lead them to a very particular spot in a nearby forest. The man didnt need to ask any questions, he knew exactly what this was about. Two hours later he was walking down a sloped muddy path in those woods with a horde of police behind him. When he reached the bottom of this path, he stopped, looked around for a moment, and then when he saw the mango tree, he knew he was in the right spot. He raised his hand and pointed, “there he said, dig there.”For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/12/2257m 58s

Something Is Out There

Today’s podcast features 3 separate, unique stories that share a theme -- "Something Is Out There." The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- “The Forbidden Island” -- This island is one of the most dangerous places on Earth (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiOyKVcDODo)#2 -- “The Sierra Sounds” -- One of the scariest recordings ever made in the wild (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Kvc3wbSfw)#1 -- “The Palmyra Wolves” -- 5 wolf-like creatures attack a family living in a forest in Palmyra (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMbY_AFXGX0)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/12/2232m 53s

A Walk in the Woods (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 1992, in a small town in Michigan, a woman decided to go for a walk in the woods with her five dogs. So she and her animals left the house she was staying in and marched across the backyard into the nearby forest, and they began walking. A few hours later, one of those five dogs suddenly came bounding out of the forest back towards the house, all by itself. When the woman's family noticed the animal, they knew something was wrong, so they rushed into the woods to see what was going on. What they would find out there was horrific, and it would become one of the most sensational crime stories to ever come out of Michigan’s remote and mysterious Upper Peninsula.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/12/2246m 32s

Internet Booby Traps

Today’s podcast features 3 separate, unique stories about the dangers of the internet. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- “1st Date” -- Man has a terrifying experience on Tinder (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk8NEkZoJWc)#2 -- “He Asked For Me By Name?!” -- Family hears something outside window (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk8NEkZoJWc)#1 -- “Influencer” -- A travel influencer is targeted (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk8NEkZoJWc)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/12/2232m 55s

Shark Vomit (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 1935, guests at an aquarium in Sydney, Australia, were watching a huge tiger shark swim around a tank when suddenly the shark started acting strange. It began violently shaking and swimming around as fast as it could, periodically bumping hard into the walls. And then, finally it just stopped and slowly sank to the bottom of the pool. What the shark did next horrified the onlookers and sent many of them running from the building to call the police. But, when police arrived, they were less interested in the shark, and more interested in what was now floating on top of the water in the shark tank….For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/12/2236m 30s

Just Stay Inside

Today’s podcast features 2 separate, unique stories that will make you want to lock the doors and just stay inside. The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#2 -- “Pine Tree Farm" -- Strangers lurk around tree farm at night (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gFlFR1NBFE)#1 -- "Tintinnabulation" -- A girl hears a bell inside of an isolated forest in France (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQY5kZKKmbg)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/12/2231m 54s

Neighborhood Crime Watch (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

One night in the spring of 1984, a woman living in Florida, was suddenly startled awake by a blood curdling scream. She sat there wondering what to do, but after hearing silence outside, she told herself it was probably nothing, and she went back to sleep. However, this woman would later find out that more than a dozen of her neighbors had also heard that terrible piercing scream, but, just like her, they all had decided to do nothing. This decision would end up haunting the citizens of Gulfport Florida for years to come, because that scream was that last desperate cry for help from someone who was about to be murdered.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/11/2246m 50s

Highway Hazards

Today's podcast features 3 stories that all involve highway hazards. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and they have all been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Bright Lights" -- One of the most shocking plot twists we have ever covered (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9VobqwvJnE)#2 -- "Random" -- 3 college students are confronted with one of the most unlikely scenarios imaginable (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q86aQiINdyo)#1 -- "Goosebumps" -- Reddit user posts the craziest "glitch in matrix" story ever (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxmNm9vUgik)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/11/2231m 46s

The Omnivore Trials

In 2019, a family of four moved into a new house in a quiet suburb in Hawaii. They loved it, until they discovered the dark secret their house held. This story is easily one of the spookiest true stories I have ever come across. The audio from this story has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called “MrBallen,” and has been remastered for today’s podcast.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- "The Omnivore Trials" -- Family discovers a dark secret in their home (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2YVZRlpmAQ)For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/11/2229m 17s

Camping Horror Stories

Today’s podcast features 3 camping horror stories. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and they have all been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- “Sleep Well?" -- A teen solo hiker has a terrifying encounter in the wild (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYbUTIwWdNI)#2 -- “It Started With A Whistle" -- Sounds like an urban legend, but it actually happened (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f51b7l9qV3k)#1 -- "Thorns" -- A woman's strange dream becomes her reality (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5U1vyQr_IY)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/11/2230m 26s

Soap Opera (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Even though today’s story might initially seem like a fairly straightforward true crime story, I promise you it’s not. This story goes in a very unexpected direction, and then when it's over, you'll likely think to yourself, “Wow, I can't believe people like that actually exist?!”For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/11/2244m 48s

Harper's Law

Late at night on August 15, 2019, two police officers in England were driving in an unmarked police car when all of the sudden right in front of them another car appeared. Both cars came to a screeching stop, and then one occupant from this other car got out of their vehicle, and one of the officers got out of their vehicle. What happened next was so horrific, that a special law was passed to make sure it never happened again.The audio from this story has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube videos:#1 -- "Harper's Law" -- A chance encounter leads to tragedy for English police (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZcjieDK8eo)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/11/2226m 0s

Dungeons & Dragons (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

There is a game called Dungeons & Dragons that has been popular for decades all around the world. It is a highly immersive role playing game that pulls its players deep into the storyline; The players basically become the characters in the story. The vast majority of “D&D” players understand that no matter how intense or how visceral the game feels, it is still just a game. However, sometimes, players forget, like in 1988 in North Carolina…For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/11/2245m 55s

Caught in 4K

In 2021, police in Salt Lake City, Utah, discovered a strange video on someone’s phone. This video, which at first glance seems kind of playful, is actually extremely disturbing and distressing once you realize what it's actually about.The audio from this story has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube videos:#1 -- "Caught in 4K" -- Police in Salt Lake City, UT discover a strange video on a cell phone (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/W9rGw2RU2tA)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/11/2229m 1s

The Imposter (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In the early morning hours of Saturday October 30th 2004, a man walked out of his suburban Virginia home and started walking down his driveway to get the newspaper. As he walked, he enjoyed the cool crisp air against his skin. This was one of the man's favorite times of the day, when just for a few minutes, it felt like he was the only person in the world who was outside; It was like everyone else was still sleeping. But that morning, he was wrong. He wasn't alone. Someone was hiding nearby, watching him, and waiting for the perfect moment to pounce.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/10/2246m 32s

Unwanted Strangers

Today’s podcast features 2 separate, unique stories that both involve the same thing, unwanted strangers. The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#2 -- “You're Strong" -- Woman has unusual response to a stranger (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zaa53S-8lDM)#1 -- "Dr. Ramsey" -- A family is stalked by a very unlikely person (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJm1XUoDWcE)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/10/2232m 49s

Firestarter (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 1984, a 19 year old hardware store employee named Jim, was walking from one end of the store to the other, when he noticed something odd in one of the aisels. He stared at it for a second, not really sure what to make of it, before turning around and walking back where he came from, to start telling staff and customers to evacuate. Little did Jim know, in a matter of seconds, that building was going to turn into a living hell.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/10/2248m 45s

Blood Is Thicker Than Water

Today’s podcast features 3 separate, unique stories that all involve highly dysfunctional families. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and they have all been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- “Amityville Horror" -- A man does something horrible to his family (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM3r8GC2P3s)#2 -- “Crossbow" -- A story about a person who couldn't stop lying (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUxAsyLN4yI)#1 -- "Daddy" -- An entire family loses their mind all at once (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjxBndqU0kM)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/10/2236m 11s

Debbie's Last Dance (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 1982, a young woman walked up a flight of stairs to her friend’s apartment, and knocked on the door. As she did, she noticed the little window on the door was broken. Worried something was wrong with her friend, the woman knocked again, this time a little louder, while also peering through the broken window to see if she could see anything. There was nothing really to see, but she could hear music playing inside. So after another minute went by and still her friend had not come to the door, the woman tried the door handle and found it was open. With her heart racing, the woman opened her friend’s door and stepped inside. A few seconds later, she would see something so horrible it would send her running back outside to safety.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/10/2242m 39s

Blue Haired Woman

This story is about a baffling disappearance that happened in 2020 in a forest in California. The most unique aspect of this case is not the disappearance itself, but rather the incredibly spooky development that happened in 2021. A development that the Madera County sheriff's office, who is in charge of investigating this disappearance, is still trying to wrap their heads around.The audio from this story has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube videos:#1 -- "Blue Haired Woman Terrifies Authorities" -- Baffling disappearance from 2020, takes a spooky turn in 2021 (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrbKAiNcrYI)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/10/2225m 49s

Trapped

Today’s podcast is about "places you CAN'T GO, and people who went anyways..." This will be a "top 3" style episode, so you’ll hear three unique stories back to back to back, with each story being more intense than the last. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and they have all been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- “The Happiest Place on Earth" -- One of the most horrific ways to go (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K97vxBCpwx8)#2 -- “Water Closet" -- A wrong turn after a bathroom break puts someone in a very unfortunate predicament (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErNOKNxoHQ8)#1 -- "The Maze" -- A man goes missing in a very unlikely area (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx14YtiLFIM)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/10/2235m 10s

The People in White

In 2008, a teenager was hiking through a forest in California when he decided to stop and set up camp for the night. He walked several hundred feet off the trail into the woods where he found a small clearing in the trees, and set up camp there. A few hours later, the teenager woke up suddenly and thought he heard something moving outside. It was the middle of the night, so it was pitch black outside, and he had no windows on his tent anyways, so he just laid still for a second, and listened. A few moments later he heard the unmistakable sound of footsteps slowly moving toward him.The audio from this story has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube videos:#1 -- "The People in White" -- Teen solo hiker lives a nightmare in California forest (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx6YxG8SD_A)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/10/2234m 6s

The Cindy Problem (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In February of 1985, a couple (a man and a woman) were sitting inside of a car chatting about their relationship, when the woman finally just turned to the man and said, “OK, you have to tell me, it’s now or never.” The man looked at her, and could see she was serious, and so after a long pause, the man sighed and then leaned across the center console of the car, and whispered something into her ear. Little did he know, she was not the only person who could hear him.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/10/2245m 42s

The Least Obvious Killer

Today’s podcast is about "places you CAN'T GO, and people who went anyways..." This will be a "top 3" style episode, so you’ll hear three unique stories back to back to back, with each story being more intense than the last. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and they have all been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- “Luge" -- Teens try their luck on a dangerous race course… after hours (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnPVedz7NQ4)#2 -- “The Loner" -- Police discover House of Horrors in Texas (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46zxGu-y_4A)#1 -- "Ruahine Range" -- Mystery disappearance solved 15 years later (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJCY3JaCZAw)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/09/2236m 47s

The Ultimate Betrayal (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Late one night in November of 1975 a man came home from work and parked his car at the end of his driveway, which looped around the back of his house. After sitting in his seat for a minute, he turned his car off, and then stepped outside into the cold night air. From there, he walked toward the side of his house where there was a path that led around to his front door, but before he could reach his front door, he heard a voice call out to him from somewhere off to his right. The man stopped and stared into the darkness, wondering if he really had just heard a voice at all, but then as he stared, the voice called his name again. Confused, the man walked to the fence at the edge of his property, and looked over it to see who was there. Little did this man know, he had just walked into a trap.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/09/2249m 51s

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

To donate to the Blodgett family charity called, "The Love is Greater Than Hate Project," click this link: https://www.theloveisgreaterthanhateproject.com/donate/Today’s remastered audio was pulled from “The MONSTER in her bedroom was real…” which is a very popular video on our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen."Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:#1 -- “The MONSTER in her bedroom was real" -- The tragic story of Jessie Blodgett (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpMKwvLxys4)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/09/2238m 31s

The Hunting Ground (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In March of 1990, a detective in Florida, who was investigating a missing person case, decided to search for them in a forested area near a busy highway. The area had been searched before, but this detective just had a hunch that something could still be in there. And so he stepped into the thick rows of trees and began walking deeper and deeper into the forest. Eventually he reached a point where it was so thick in front of him, he didn’t know if he could physically get through. But he decided he would just keep on going a little bit further. And after only a few minutes, he reached a clearing, and in the middle of it was something huge.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/09/2246m 51s

Female Hannibal Lecter

Today’s podcast features 3 separate, unique stories that share a theme…. cannibals. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and they have been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- “Big Fire" -- A couple visits an abandoned island... (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rWMEiC43pM)#2 -- “Monster Among Us" -- Man can't control his twisted urges... (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rpQ3VP9-Mc)#1 -- "Female Hannibal Lecter" -- The judge in this case, handed down a sentence never before seen in Australian history (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na4Rlu_LBbY)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/09/2232m 50s

Murder Island (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In late December of 2003, a 32 year old man named Russel drove along scenic back roads on an island off the coast of Washington State, until he arrived at his destination, a house tucked way back in the woods. After driving down the property’s long driveway, Russel pulled into a parking spot and came to a stop. After turning off his car’s engine, Russel went to unbuckle himself, when he stopped. Because right in front of him, in the tree line, he saw a figure moving in the shadows. As Russel leaned forward and strained his eyes to see who it was, the figure suddenly emerged and began walking quickly toward Russel's car. At first Russel thought he knew who this person was, but as they got closer, he knew that he didn't. But before Russel could do anything about the situation he was in, the stranger from the forest had arrived right outside of Russel’s car door and had begun staring down at Russel through the glass. As they did this, Russel turned to look at them… and what he saw was so shocking he just froze in terror.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/09/2249m 58s

9/11

*Thank you Michael, Jenny, Braden, Bennett and Ty for allowing me to share your family's story.*Today’s podcast is Michael B. Wright's powerful first hand account from inside the Twin Towers during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in NYC. The audio from this story was pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and was remastered for today's podcast.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube videos:#1 -- “9/11" -- Michael B. Wright's first hand account from inside the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0azXES3MKew)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenCharities that support 9/11 victims, their families, and first responders (I have donated to all of them):1. The FDNY Foundation -- Though the FDNY Foundation predated 9/11 — it was established in 1981 — it serves the city's firefighters, who were crucial in responding to the attacks. The FDNY Foundation buys them high-tech equipment, funds training efforts, and helps with fire and life safety education initiatives.Give here 👉 https://www.fdnyfoundation.org/donate/2. Tuesday's Children -- Formed as a result of 9/11, Tuesday's Children aims to make sure "families who have suffered losses due to the events of 9/11, post-9/11 military service or other acts of mass violence and terrorism always have a comforting place to turn to," according to its website. Programs include grief and career counseling as well as youth mentorship.Give here 👉 https://www.tuesdayschildren.org/how-you-can-help/donate-now/3. Families of Freedom Fund -- Since Scholarship America created it in 2001, this fund has given nearly $180 million to over 3,700 students whose parents and/or spouses died or were permanently injured in 9/11. Beneficiaries of people who were on the airplanes, in the World Trade Center, in the Pentagon and involved in rescue efforts during and after the attacks are all eligible.Give here 👉 https://www.familiesoffreedom.org/donate/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/09/2233m 29s

Bathroom Man (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In the fall of 1994, a 52 year old woman pulled into the driveway of her home in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and then turned her car off. As she sat there for a minute, chatting with her daughter on her car phone, she was suddenly startled by someone running up and knocking on her window. When she turned to see who it was, she saw this big guy standing in the driveway who she didn't recognize. But when she rolled the window down just a couple of inches, and she was able to hear what this guy was saying, the woman relaxed. Then she got out of her car, shut the door behind her, and then led this guy into her home with her… That man would later be dubbed, “The Bathroom Man,” and he was there to do something horrific to that woman.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/09/2251m 54s

Terror in the Skies

Today’s podcast features 3 separate, totally wild stories that all involve airplanes. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and they have all been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- “Unnamed Health Issue" -- A man goes from docile to psychotic in just a few hours. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnPVedz7NQ4)#2 -- “Diuretic" -- A last second decision changed the course of history. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4GiV8V7xDU)#1 -- "Legendary Lifeguard" -- The story of the most famous lifeguard in history, with a plot twist at the end. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pECd0uXB0RI)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/09/2241m 26s

Love Makes You Do Crazy Things (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 1996, an 18 year old college freshman named Diane, began acting strangely. She would suddenly break down and start crying hysterically, and then a second later, she'd get extremely mad, and then a second after that, she'd be fine again, as if nothing had happened. For a while, her classmates thought her erratic behavior must be tied to her just really missing her boyfriend, who went to another school. But when Diane's classmates finally approached her and asked her what was going on, she gave them an answer that at first sounded so unbelievable, they assumed it was a joke. But Diane wasn't joking, and she had the scars to prove it. Horrified, Diane’s classmates left her bedroom and ran to tell school staff.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/08/2245m 53s

The Worst Death Story on the Internet

Today’s podcast is about "places you CAN'T GO, and people who went anyways..." This will be a "top 3" style episode, so you’ll hear three unique stories back to back, with each story being more intense than the last. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and they have all been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- “A Harmless Stream" -- A group of young people decide to make a late night hike through a dangerous forest. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bvMIHUVkVE)#2 -- “Magellan" -- The worst "death story" on the internet. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx14YtiLFIM)#1 -- "Boilermakers" -- A college freshman finds an off-limits door on his campus. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJCY3JaCZAw)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/08/2237m 30s

A Truly WTF Story (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 2016 a woman had just pulled into her driveway in her quiet neighborhood in Missouri, when suddenly her passenger door flung open and in jumped a man she didn't recognize who was wielding a knife. The woman froze in terror hoping this was just a robbery, but when the man spoke, she knew this situation was much much worse. Ten minutes later the police arrived at the woman’s house, and what they saw in the hallway of the first floor shocked them. However, the real shocker came a week later when they realized who this man was, and why he had gone to that woman’s house in the first place. This story starts a bit slow, but then it spirals into madness very rapidly. And that is why this story has become one of the most infamous true crime cases in modern history.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/08/2242m 11s

This Hole Has Killed 16 People

Today’s podcast is a Top 3 style episode that will cover the most claustrophobic horror stories I've ever come across. The audio from these stories has been pulled from our YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:Story 1 -- “Tight Squeeze" -- A spelunking trip takes a sudden and drastic turn for the worse (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz6F2rDngvA)Story 2 -- "Panic" -- Five men attempt one of the most dangerous dives in the world (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rWMEiC43pM)Story 3 -- "The Third Stage" -- There is a small hole in Australia that has killed 16 people (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3yaednyAjI)For 100s more stories like these, check out our YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/08/2236m 33s

Best Served Cold (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 2015, police in New York were alerted to a very strange death; The victim, who was a pillar of their own community, had died suddenly and unexpectedly, and their autopsy showed something very unusual. So the police began digging into the case, and eventually, after a few major twists and turns, they would get to the shocking truth… and the truth could be summed up in 1 word, "EVIL."For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/08/2249m 56s

Weirdest Murder Motive Ever

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: crazy mysteries that were actually solved. The audio from these stories has been pulled from our YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:Story 1 -- “Bat Man" -- A locked room mystery takes a bizarre turn (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4iNqoLQ-1E)Story 2 -- "The Weirdest Murder Motive Ever" -- A truly baffling crime on a college campus (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCIZ1mnWAHw)For 100s more stories like these, check out our YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/08/2234m 47s

Dead Man Walking (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 2004, a woman living in Nashville, Tennessee, was sitting up in her bed one night trying to get some homework done for a Bible study class. As she sat there, she started to feel tired and so she decided to call it a night. She bookmarked the page she was on, and leaned over to put her Bible on the bed side table, when she suddenly froze. The house was supposed to be empty, her family was out for the night... but now, standing at the foot of her bed was a person, just staring up at her... and this person was dead.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/08/2251m 6s

Vacations From Hell

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: vacation horror stories. The audio from these stories has been pulled from our YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:Story 1 -- “Girl's Trip" -- A mother and her daughters take a trip to Florida (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9qKjIUsCWY)Story 2 -- "Bear Camp Road" -- A family takes a wrong turn onto an off limits road (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G8f-AMx9-w)For 100s more stories like these, check out our YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/08/2242m 50s

The Man in the Bowler Hat (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In the late 1800s, a very strange hotel was constructed in Chicago, Illinois. From the outside, it looked perfectly normal, but the inside of the hotel was anything but. Hallways were a maze of twists and turns, and there were trap doors, sliding walls and secret stairwells everywhere. But the shock factor of this hotel was part of its allure. Walking around and getting lost could actually be kind of thrilling. But, what guests didn't know was that every time they got lost in that hotel, they might never find their way out again...For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/08/2250m 44s

Workplace Horror Stories

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: workplace horror stories. The audio from these stories has been pulled from our YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:Story 1 -- “Hell Fire" -- Workers make repair inside huge industrial machine (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/46zxGu-y_4A?t=1260)Story 2 -- "The 9th Compartment" -- A secret note was discovered at the bottom of the ocean (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz5Gw2vBtgs)For 100s more stories like these, check out our YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/07/2236m 5s

Criss Cross (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 2010, a very successful Nashville, Tennessee music producer turned her car into her driveway, and pulled into her garage. After turning her car off, she was about to click her garage door remote again, to shut the garage door, when she turned and looked out her car’s back window and she saw something very strange sitting there on her driveway. Seconds later, Veronica would be scrambling to get out of her car, and inside of her house, as fast as she possibly could... Initially, this story will seem fairly cookie cutter for a true crime story, however, it is not. There is a very unique plot twist at the end…so stick around to make sure you hear it.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/07/2246m 13s

The Hitchhikers

Today’s podcast features three separate, unique stories that share a theme: they are stories about hitchhiking. The audio from these stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:Story 1 -- “The Hitchhiker" -- The most unlikely, and unfortunate, sequence of events (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rucBo9HjMuU)Story 2 -- "That Didn't Age Well" -- A passenger on a plane sees something on a mountain, as they fly over it (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxmNm9vUgik)Story 3 -- "Five Hacks" -- A brutal cautionary tale for anyone thinking about hitchhiking (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiUo8biy0Ok)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/07/2234m 9s

Ghost Story (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In mid-July 1977, a 38 year old woman was sitting in her living room talking to her husband, when suddenly, mid-sentence, she stood up, and said very robotically, that she was going to go lie down for a while. Then she turned and walked away into a nearby bedroom. Sensing something was off with his wife, the husband followed her… What he would see, and hear, in that bedroom over the next 30 minutes, would not only scar him for life, but would also become some of the most infamous evidence ever used by police in a real murder investigation.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/07/2242m 15s

Austrian House of Horrors

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: stories that are so messed up they sound fake, but, they are actually true. The audio from these stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:Story 1 -- “This Chatroom Kills People" -- Two teen boys are pulled into a bizarre plot (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vihYdB3SkuE)Story 2 -- "The Old Man's Secret" -- A terrible secret was discovered in an Austrian basement (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgL41aUL7tY)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/07/2244m 17s

The Tube Sock Killer

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: mind boggling unsolved mysteries. The audio from these stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:Story 1 -- “Mommy Is in the Trees" -- A lost little girl has a wild story (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9PCCZwKHE4)Story 2 -- "Where Did He Go?" -- The baffling disappearance of Bryce Laspisa (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO28hxU6qjs)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/07/2243m 1s

Open Water

Today’s podcast features three separate, unique stories that share a theme: stories that took place out on the ocean. The audio from these stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:Story 1 -- “Turtles" -- A very famous survival story (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U36jtuJVBjQ)Story 2 -- "El Fausto" -- Strange things are discovered on board a ship lost at sea. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yNVelnkfZo)Story 3 -- "El Faro" -- What happens when a ship decides to test mother nature (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS302hMEzxQ)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/07/2236m 15s

The Slave Master (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

At 10:30pm on June 2, 2000, 15 year old Heather Robinson heard her family’s land line telephone ring, and so she picked it up. But before she could even say, “hello,” she heard her father already saying, "hello" to whoever had just called them; He had picked up the other land line telephone upstairs in his bedroom. Heather was about to hang up, but she got curious when she heard the tense, low tone of the person her father was speaking to. So, she decided to just mute her handset and secretly listen in to her dad’s conversation. What she would hear over the next 45 seconds would not only change her life forever, but it would also make headlines all over the world.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/07/2236m 47s

Root of All Evil

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: The terrifying things people will do for money. The audio from these stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:Story 1 -- “Graphic Content" -- A popular TV show in Brazil reveals their awful secret. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj1nh-qnv0E)Story 2 -- "Inside a Nigerian Death Factory" -- A horrible thing was discovered inside of a warehouse in the middle of a Nigerian forest… (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT3y8ZTgrtY)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/06/2232m 5s

Found Footage (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Around 2am on April 6th 2018, a mysterious person walked down a snowy suburban street in Wadsworth, Ohio. At some point, this person came to a stop in front of a modest two story home and then looked around to make sure no one was watching them. Feeling satisfied no one was, this mystery person turned away from the road and walked down the driveway toward the backyard of the property. What they did next was unspeakably cruel... and it was caught on camera.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/06/2235m 47s

Don't Get in the Water

Today’s podcast is about "places you CAN'T GO, and people who went anyways..." This will be a "top 3" style episode, so you’ll hear three unique stories back to back, with each story being more intense than the last. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and they have all been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- “The Limpopo" -- There is a waterway in South Africa that locals refuse to go near. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7cwHK5gVR8)#2 -- “No Way Out" -- What a worst case scenario looks like in the rugged Top End of Australia. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tul0S0xFzh8)#1 -- "Black Water" -- A tale so terrifying, it was adapted into 2 major motion pictures. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQDnwbav-cE)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/06/2235m 40s

Temple of Death (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the morning of August 10th, 1991, in a little rural town in Arizona, two women walked across a parking lot toward a Buddhist temple. They were there to prepare a meal for the monks who lived inside. As they walked, the women noticed that none of the monks were outside meditating or gardening, which was strange. And, when they reached the front door, not only was it locked, which was strange, but also, there was also this huge puddle of water forming in front of it which they just couldn't understand. The women sensed something was off, but they shrugged and left the front door, and found an open door on the side of the building and went inside. Minutes later, those women would come running back out, hysterical, screaming for help.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/06/2240m 43s

Do you know how to get to Bells Canyon?

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, strange events that took place in the wild. The first story you will hear is called, “The Russian Death March,” and it’s about an event that was so terrifying, the one person who survived it could not speak when she finally stumbled, bloody and terrified, out of the forest. The second story you will hear is called, “Bells Canyon,” and it’s one of, if not the most, talked about episodes in the entire MrBallen content catalogue; It is about a solo hiker who comes face to face with a very strange nighttime visitorDISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Russian Death March" is from a video of the same name. (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vGtcfJOPOY). The second story, "Bells Canyon" is the top video inside of a Top 3 style video called, "Top 3 SCARIEST true stories | Spooky Stories Part 2." (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k402yukZAxE)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/06/2234m 20s

Shenandoah on Fire (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On September 6th, 1988, a middle aged woman named Cindy Borton, was washing dishes in her little house in Shenandoah, Iowa. As she did this, she heard a knock on her back door. She glanced at her watch and saw that she only had a few minutes before she had to get ready for work, and so she just hoped that whoever was there, was not expecting a long visit.… A few hours later, the police would arrive at Cindy’s house and they would discover a crime scene so gruesome, that they had to call in a special investigative unit just to process it.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/06/2240m 21s

The Worst Kidnappers in Australia

In 2008, a young man saw a strange looking dead animal lying on the side of the road. Curious, he stopped his car, got out and began walking over to see what it was. When he got close, he still couldn't tell what it was, so he bent down to get a closer look. As he did this, he heard the sound of something moving behind him, and then everything went black….DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "The WORST kidnappers in Australia" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOSr_EXx5SY)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/06/2233m 27s

Cold Fusion (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

Very late one night in 2004, a woman in Connecticut pulled into the driveway of a house that had just been put on the market for rent. She didn't know if the owner was home or not, but she figured even if they were, they probably wouldn't mind if she just quickly walked around the outside of their property and then left. So, after turning her car off, she hopped out of her vehicle, and began walking down the driveway toward the dark backyard. But, before getting there, she stopped, because something on the ground was staring up at her...For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/06/2245m 5s

Family Secrets

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, family secrets. The first story you will hear is called, “The Most Terrifying Family You’ve Never Heard Of," and it’s about an obscure cult who admitted to performing a heinous ritual in the 1970's. The second story you will hear is called, “Someone in This Family Has a Secret,” and it’s about a family in Ohio who started noticing some very strange people lurking around the outside of their house at night.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Most Terrifying Family You’ve Never Heard Of" is from a video of the same name. (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyj8FKZaW0A). The second story, "Someone in this family has a secret" is from a video called, "Someone in this photo has an EVIL SECRET." (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC8ZfyNBPu0)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/06/2240m 5s

The Sniper, The Blonde and The Beefcake (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

One September night in 2006, a man left his office in upstate New York and walked across the nearly vacant parking lot to his truck. When he climbed inside the driver’s seat, he instantly noticed that the back left of his vehicle seemed to be sagging slightly. But before he could figure out why that was, he thought he saw something moving in his peripheral vision off to his left. Reflexively, he turned and looked out his window into the dark night, and there, only a few feet away from him was a shadowy figure looking right at him. Then, whoever it was began to raise their hands...For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/05/2249m 7s

The Man in Cobb Park

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, deaths that were completely avoidable. The first story you will hear is called, “The Gap," and it is about a terrible, horrible thing that is, amazingly, NOT illegal. The second story you will hear is called, “The Man in Cobb Park,” and it is about a discovery that was made on a park bench in Texas, in 2001.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Gap" is the number one story of a "Top 3" style video called, "The most INSANE man on TV." (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj1nh-qnv0E). The second story, "The man in Cobb Park" is from a video called, "She made one of the worst decisions ever." (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxjVH0HC1Ws)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/05/2239m 14s

YouTube Murder (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In May of 2009, someone in Guatemala uploaded an 18 minute long video to YouTube titled, “YouTube Murder." Within hours of it being published, the video had gone massively viral to the point where YouTube’s servers began to crash, and in Guatemala, angry crowds of people began forming up in the streets demanding justice. When the president of Guatemala reluctantly authorized an investigation into what the video actually meant, no one was ready for the insane truth it would reveal. Today's story includes graphic violence, so listener discretion is advised.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/05/2244m 8s

Extreme Plot Twist

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, true crime stories that have big plot twists at the end. The first story you will hear is called, “Basketball With Friends," which is about a secret, forbidden relationship. The second story you will hear is called, “What Happened in Room 348?!,” and it is about a crime, or more specifically a crime scene, that made absolutely no sense, until a detective noticed a very small detail.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "Basketball With Friends is from a video called "This girl is about to live a NIGHTMARE." (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7j1sSFdsC8&t=540s). The second story, "What Happened in Room 348!?" is from a video of the same name. (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI5chSkHjwg&t=526s)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/05/2234m 36s

The Massacre (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On December 11th, 2006, in a beautiful little town in Italy, two men were out for a walk when they noticed a fire in a nearby second story apartment window. They quickly ran up the outside stairs to get to that apartment, but when they reached it and looked through the open front door, they froze, because what they saw was nothing short of a nightmare. Today's story is about the "Erba Massacre" and it is extremely graphic, upsetting, and it involves harm to a child, so listener discretion is advised.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/05/2231m 49s

The Demon Within

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, people who suddenly just snapped. The first story you will hear is called, “The Horrifying True Story of Katy Perry’s Ex-Boyfriend." Her ex was a famous actor, and what he did will forever change the way you view the shows and movies that he was in. The second story you will hear is called, “This Demon Still Lives Among Us,” and it is about one of the most notorious crimes in English history.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Horrifying True Story of Katy Perry's Ex-Boyfriend" is from a video of the same name (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYUKVwP-AVQ). The second story, "This Demon Still Lives Among Us" is from a video of the same name. (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfnbgIkT_jk)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/05/2233m 15s

The Trust Game (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On March 22nd, 2003, a highly intelligent, very successful couple decided to play a strange new game. The game was very involved, and required handcuffs and blindfolds and heavy chairs, but once they were in position, they got the hang of it quickly and thought it was actually pretty fun. But after playing for a little while, something very unexpected happened, and before either of them could comprehend it, a scream filled their apartment, then there was silence. (This story is a wild ride with one of the strangest conclusions we've covered on this show, so make sure you stick around to the end.)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/05/2249m 49s

Horror in Mexico

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories, that are both themed around the same thing, true Mexican horror. The first story you'll hear is called “The Ritual” and it is about a young man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time during spring break in Matamoros, Mexico. The second story you'll hear is called, “The most feared girl in Mexico” and it is about the horrible thing that a young boy witnessed, when he accidentally stumbled into a cave, high up in the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from 2 popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Ritual" is from "Top 3 stories that sound fake but are 100% real | Part 12" (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK6MIl28b-8). The second story, "The most feared girl in Mexico" is from a video of the same name. (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNkA9BRRwpY)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/05/2230m 39s

Milk & Cookies (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the morning of March 8, 1961, a 13 year old boy living near Seattle, Washington, walked up the front steps of his house, opened the front door and went inside. He called out to see if anyone was home, but it was silent. He shrugged, then dropped his books and walked straight across the dining room and down a narrow hallway. When he reached the end of that hallway, where it led into the kitchen, the boy stopped. Frozen with fear, he just stared at what was in front of him…. (Today’s story has a VERY unlikely ending, so be sure you stick around to the end to hear it.)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/05/2250m 7s

The Headless Valley

Located in the northwestern section of Canada lies an 11,000 square mile stretch of untouched wilderness called the "Nahanni Valley" (aka "The Headless Valley"). This area is virtually inaccessible, as there are no roads, trails or other obvious access points. It is full of large dangerous animals, steep cliffs and brutal weather conditions. And it is believed to be haunted. Today's episode is based on the first hand accounts of the people who have actually found a way inside this valley and lived to tell the tale. What they saw and experienced is truly terrifying.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "The Valley of Headless Men" (Here is the link to the video -- https://youtu.be/wF2fa2nY0oo)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/04/2229m 9s

A Living Hell (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 1995, an 18 year old named Reggie was serving a life sentence inside one of the most violent prisons in the USA. Reggie tried to keep his head down to avoid trouble, but at some point he offended an inmate they called “The Devil”… and when you upset The Devil, you’re doomed. But Reggie wasn’t going to just roll over and die. Instead, he made a plan to save himself... What happened next shocked the world.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/04/2236m 53s

The Death Trap

In 2006 a couple found themselves lost in the rugged San Jacinto mountain range in California. Starving, dehydrated, and desperate, they stumbled upon a campsite tucked away in an isolated ravine. They rushed over to it to see if the owner was nearby, but before they could locate them, the couple saw something hidden inside of the tent. This discovery would change their lives forever.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "This trail is a death trap'" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PXwLa6mTEA)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/04/2239m 7s

The Devil Waits in the Bedroom (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 2010, a young tutor stepped inside of her student's apartment. At first it was quiet, then a terrified voice called to her from the back bedroom... Had she known what was waiting for her inside of that bedroom, she would have turned and ran.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/04/2241m 9s

Real Life Kill Room

In 2008 in Canada, a highly controversial movie script found its way into the police’s hands. When they read it, they immediately told the filmmaker that they would not be allowed to produce the script into a movie, and then the police wiped the script from the face of the earth... Except recently I got my hands on an uncensored full version, and I used it, along with several news reports, to tell the highly controversial story that was supposed to stay a secret.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "The real life 'KILL ROOM'" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdQujjxb258)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/04/2227m 7s

A Single Piercing Scream (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 2006, an adult son arrived at his parent’s farm to work for the day. When he got there, he expected to see his father out and about doing chores, but when he looked around the property, he didn't see him. The son decided to go inside the farm house (where his parents lived) to see what they were doing. What he saw on the 2nd floor would haunt him for the rest of his life…For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/04/2236m 1s

This Island Has a Dark Secret

During World War 2, there was a horrific incident that occurred on a small island in the Pacific Ocean. At the time, the details of exactly what happened on this island were made top secret. But in 2004, the US government decided it was time for the public to know the truth. Not only is the story of the Chichijima Incident unbelievable, but the twist at the end will genuinely shock you, especially if you are an American.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "This island kept a dark secret until 2004" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB9-eS44A_8)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/04/2218m 20s

The Death Mask (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 2017, an aspiring teenage artist was invited to come out to an art college in Florida for a personalized tour of their campus. They told him to bring along some of his best artwork to show the staff, and so the teen decided he would make a special papier-mâché mask just for the occasion. After it was complete, he packed it up, along with his other things, and then he got ready to board a bus bound for Florida. Three weeks later, the police would learn the horrifying truth about what that mask was actually used for.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/04/2233m 53s

The Monster

In 1999 there was a rash of disappearances inside of the famous Yosemite National Park in California. When the police couldn't figure out where these people had gone, or who (or what) was behind their disappearances, a rumor started amongst locals that a "monster" must be running loose in the park attacking people. At first, this was just an urban legend, but by the end of the year, police would discover there really was a monster in the park, and they really were behind the disappearances.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "This nudist terrified a country" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Ln8V6og-c)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/03/2238m 8s

Online Dating (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 2012, a man living in Omaha, Nebraska met a woman on a dating website and after dinner, he invited her into his apartment. As they started getting intimate, they heard a knock on the door. Annoyed, the man got up and went to look through the peep hole, and he couldn’t believe who he saw standing on the other side of the door. This story has one of the strangest endings I’ve ever covered. Let’s just say, the plot twist is HUGE.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/03/2230m 35s

One, Two, THREE!

In 2012, a West Virginia father knocked on his 16 year old daughter's bedroom door, expecting her to open it up and say, "hello." But after knocking, there was only silence in her room. He knocked a few more times, but his daughter still did not emerge, so the father decided he would go inside and make sure she was OK. Little did he know, what he would discover inside of that room would ruin his life.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "These teens have a TERRIFYING secret" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7lytyRgBwE)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/03/2226m 11s

Thumping Sounds (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 1995, a man was in his basement running on the treadmill when he heard thumping sounds coming from upstairs. He went upstairs to investigate, and at first he didn’t see or hear anything unusual. But when he reached the end of the first floor hallway and looked in the dining room, he saw the source of the sounds and he immediately started screaming.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/03/2229m 3s

Wicked Game

One morning in 1983, a truck driver was driving down a lonely Alaskan highway, when he saw a young girl come bounding out of the forest that butted up against the road. The girl ran out onto the highway, turned toward him, and began sprinting in his direction while screaming and waving her arms in the air. The driver came to a quick stop and as the girl got closer, he saw she had no shoes on and had a handcuff dangling from one of her wrists. When she reached his vehicle she threw herself inside and screamed at him to drive. The driver had no idea who she was or what was wrong, but it was obvious she was in serious trouble, so he didn't ask questions and just hit the accelerator. It would turn out this young girl had been kidnapped, and that morning she was being transported out to an isolated cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness to play a "game." She had managed to escape, but before she did, her captor had told her what this game entailed, believing she would die before she could tell anyone about it. But of course, she lived, and after the truck driver brought her home, she spoke to police and told them all the horrible details of the wicked game in the woods.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "His victims had to play his evil game" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBOakDDZXaM)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/03/2221m 7s

Terror in Tokyo (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On March 20, 1995, a crumpled up newspaper was spotted lying on the floor of a Tokyo, Japan train car. In Japan, the subways are always immaculately clean, so this newspaper stood out like a sore thumb. As commuters stared at the trash, wondering who would be so inconsiderate to litter, a wet spot began to form at the center of the newspaper, like it was sitting on top of a liquid that was now starting to seep through. As soon as this began to happen, everyone in the train car started to cough. The cough was mild at first, but within minutes it progressed into a violent cough making it hard for people to catch their breath. By the time the train pulled into the Government Center station, the commuters on board the train were clawing at the doors of the car to get off...For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/03/2234m 32s

Death Row

Carol and Reggie Sumner were high school sweethearts in the late 1960s, but after graduation they broke up and went their separate ways. 40 years later, after both of their respective marriages ended in divorce, the pair reconnected through a random unintentional phone call. Within days of this chance encounter, the two were happily going on dates again as if they were picking up right where they left off in high school. The pair would get married and move to Florida where they planned to live out their days, relaxing on the beach and enjoying each other's company. However, shortly after moving to "The Sunshine State" a very unexpected guest would turn up at their front door, who would ultimately change their lives forever.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "Her evil plan put her on death row" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8gIahvAcas)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/03/2223m 40s

These People Actually Exist (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On Christmas Eve in 1992, an 18 year old woman named Danita Gullette stepped outside of her place of work into the freezing Dayton, Ohio night air and began walking toward her mother's house. After a few minutes, Danita decided to call her mother to ask her something that couldn't wait until she arrived. So Danita stopped at a payphone, slipped a few coins into the phone's coin slot, then dialed the number she knew by heart. At her mother's house the phone started to ring, but when Danita's sister picked up the receiver, the phone was silent. Around the same time, the Dayton police received a call about a disturbance at a payphone in town. This would be the start of one of the most incomprehensible crime sprees in American history.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/03/2242m 25s

Pure Evil

In 2012, a young man drove his truck into an Anchorage Alaska parking lot and came to a stop next to a small, bright teal colored shack. This shack was a coffee shop, and this young man worked there as a barista. That morning he had a shift, so he hopped out of his truck, went around to the side of the structure and put his keys into the door's lock. When he turned them, he noticed there was no resistance, the door was already unlocked. Confused, he pushed the door open and saw right away the place had clearly been robbed. He called his boss, who in turn called the police, and then they asked to review the shop's security footage from the night before. And when they watched it, they saw they had a much bigger problem than just theft.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from my most popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is titled "This man terrified the FBI" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l65EL29NTjM)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/03/2221m 42s

Fire & Brimstone (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

This is the story of what is, quite possibly, the strangest outcome of a failed romantic relationship ever. In 2013, two young people who met on a dating site, met for the first time in person over a cup of coffee. Immediately the pair hit it off, and within a year they were engaged to be married. But shortly after their engagement had begun, cracks in their relationship formed and they broke it off. It seemed like they both were moving on and building new lives for themselves, until a very strange email arrived in one of their inboxes... then another email showed up.... then another.... and another.... and before long, people were getting attacked and others were getting arrested.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/02/2229m 57s

Child Star

In 2004, a retired couple who had been living on a yacht, sailing the California coastline for the previous 2 years, learned they were going to be grandparents. They were so excited about it, they decided to sell their yacht and move back onto the land to live closer to their grandchild. The retirees quickly found a buyer for their boat, and they made plans to meet some of their family members back on land after the sale, but the couple never showed up. It wasn't until someone noticed some very strange things on board the couple's yacht that the mystery of what happened to them was uncovered.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel (Original YT video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SeAJTpOCbo)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/02/2232m 47s

You're Dead (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 1992, a young mother received a package in the mail that had no return address on it. When she brought it inside her house and opened it up, she found it contained a non-fiction murder mystery novel. She didn't know why it had been sent to her, but when she opened the novel up, she noticed someone had gone through and underlined several sections. At first, she assumed this novel must just be second hand copy and so the previous owner's notes were still inside. But when she actually read some of the highlighted sections, she immediately understood that someone was sending her a terrifying message... But this would only be the start of her nightmare.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/02/2239m 37s

Scream

In 1990, two college students, who lived together in an apartment, suddenly stopped communicating with their friends and families. After a few days of silence, the police were called to do a welfare check on them. When the police knocked on the girl's door, no one opened it, so they got a key from the building manager and opened the door themselves. As soon as they were inside, they called out for the girls, but they didn't call back. The police walked forward into the living room, and at first everything looked normal, but then they noticed something horrible on the couch...The audio from this story has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called “MrBallen,” and has been remastered for today’s podcast.Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video:"Scream" -- The story of the 1990 murders that inspired the classic horror movie "Scream" (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTwhTjFgSKk)For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/02/2246m 55s

The Hallway (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 2011, a young woman opened the door to her place of work, a sporting apparel store in Washington DC, and immediately realized something was wrong. Too afraid to investigate what she saw and heard, she ran from the store and called 911. When police arrived and entered the store, they heard a sound coming from a hallway in the back, and they began to move toward it…For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/02/2233m 54s

The Plot (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

In 2002, a very unlikely witness came forward to give the Everett Washington police some shocking information about a missing person. It was the break investigators had been waiting for — and dreading. The information the witness provided would ultimately lead the police to uncover one of the most heartless plots ever devised.For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/02/2237m 51s

MrBallen Podcast Trailer

Hello fans of the Strange, Dark and Mysterious delivered in story format! Our first podcast episode will go live on the morning of February 14th, and from there on out we will be releasing 2 weekly podcasts! Mondays = NEW story only available in podcast form Thursdays = BONUS episode, Best of MrBallen's YouTube stories See you soon! Love, @mrballen See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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