MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories podcast

MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories

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.

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.

 

#249

Feint of Heart

Today’s story centers around one of the dumbest criminals EVER. It will be confusing at first, but trust me... at the end, it will all fall into place, and you’ll be left wondering how in the world people like this actually exist. Story name, preview & link to original YouTube video: ---"Feint of Heart" --This story centers around one of the dumbest criminals EVER. It will be confusing at first, but trust me, at the end it will all fall into place, and you’ll be left wondering how in the world people like this actually exist(Original YouTube link -- [https://youtu.be/y4wnvH4gHuI?feature=shared] (https://youtu.be/y4wnvH4gHuI?feature=shared) ) For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- [https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

18 Jul 2024

28 MINS

28:10

18 Jul 2024


#248

Demons, Angels, and 70’s Soul Music (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On an evening in 2010, a driver pulled over and parked their car on a residential street, trembling with fear. The driver looked to the passenger seat and saw a six foot tall demon sitting there. And when the demon spoke, it sounded like the famous 1970s R&B and soul singer, Barry White. This demon told the driver there was no need to fear, but they had been chosen for an important mission.Suddenly, the demon disappeared, and an angel who sounded like the actress Olivia Newton-John took its place. And the angel said the demon was right – the driver was the only one who could fulfill this mission of cosmic proportions.So soon, the driver would take up the mission laid out by the angel, and that mission would end in blood, murder, and the most bizarre case local police had ever seen. For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- [https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

15 Jul 2024

39 MINS

39:24

15 Jul 2024


#247

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] (https://youtu.be/Pzm-T_btfa0?feature=shared) [)] (https://youtu.be/5-DiRM4CFPI?feature=shared)) ---#2 -- "Transplant" --The ending is worth the wait(Original YouTube link -- [https://youtu.be/lG6ghojk3oQ?feature=shared] (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] (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-skydiver] (https://www.gofundme.com/f/david-b-hartsock-heroic-skydiver) For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- [https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

11 Jul 2024

33 MINS

33:40

11 Jul 2024


#246

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/Fz9J66] (https://ballen.lnk.to/Fz9J66) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

09 Jul 2024

07 MINS

07:35

09 Jul 2024


#245

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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

08 Jul 2024

38 MINS

38:08

08 Jul 2024


#244

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] (https://youtu.be/vj_auGTlcLA?feature=shared) [)] (https://youtu.be/5-DiRM4CFPI?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] (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] (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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

04 Jul 2024

33 MINS

33:52

04 Jul 2024


#243

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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

01 Jul 2024

39 MINS

39:49

01 Jul 2024


#242

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] (https://youtu.be/zxmNm9vUgik?feature=shared) ) ---#3 -- "Overcoming Adversity" --The ultimate revenge story(Original YouTube link -- [https://youtu.be/Pzm-T_btfa0?feature=shared] (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] (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] (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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

27 Jun 2024

29 MINS

29:39

27 Jun 2024


#241

Fan Favorite - "Shenandoah on Fire"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode34. 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/MrBallen If 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 @MrBallen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

24 Jun 2024

40 MINS

40:06

24 Jun 2024


#240

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)] (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] (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] (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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

20 Jun 2024

33 MINS

33:09

20 Jun 2024


#239

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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

17 Jun 2024

38 MINS

38:46

17 Jun 2024


#238

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] (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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

13 Jun 2024

36 MINS

36:46

13 Jun 2024


#237

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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

10 Jun 2024

40 MINS

40:33

10 Jun 2024


#236

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] (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] (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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

06 Jun 2024

27 MINS

27:03

06 Jun 2024


#235

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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

03 Jun 2024

40 MINS

40:13

03 Jun 2024


#234

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] (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] (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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

30 May 2024

28 MINS

28:06

30 May 2024


#233

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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

27 May 2024

43 MINS

43:39

27 May 2024


#232

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] (https://youtu.be/U9en1PDgpAI?feature=shared) ) ---#2 -- "Collapse" --2 divers can't find the exit(Original YouTube link -- [https://youtu.be/8VtvoYQzmuk?feature=shared] (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] (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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

23 May 2024

26 MINS

26:54

23 May 2024


#231

Fan Favorite - "Bathroom Man"

This story is a fan favorite that was previously published as Episode55. 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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @MrBallen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

20 May 2024

51 MINS

51:05

20 May 2024


#230

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] (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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

16 May 2024

29 MINS

29:47

16 May 2024


#229

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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

13 May 2024

40 MINS

40:14

13 May 2024


#228

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] (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] (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] (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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

09 May 2024

30 MINS

30:51

09 May 2024


#227

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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

06 May 2024

41 MINS

41:56

06 May 2024


#226

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] (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] (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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

02 May 2024

40 MINS

40:30

02 May 2024


#225

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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

29 Apr 2024

37 MINS

37:29

29 Apr 2024


#224

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] (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] (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] (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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

25 Apr 2024

29 MINS

29:13

25 Apr 2024


#223

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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

22 Apr 2024

37 MINS

37:31

22 Apr 2024


#222

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] (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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

18 Apr 2024

29 MINS

29:48

18 Apr 2024


#221

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/MrBallen] (https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen) If 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 @mrballen See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

15 Apr 2024

42 MINS

42:36

15 Apr 2024