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Episode 40 -- "Found Footage" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
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Episode 40 -- "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" -- you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:1. OFFENDER DETAILS -- What Gavon Ramsay did to body–interest in working at a funeral home -- "Teen gets life without parole for murder of elderly woman" -- Round up of case details (some internal links have expired) -- Gag order and arrest of Gavon Ramsay on 4/`6/2018 -- Oxygen: Unexpected Killer, Season 2, episode 10: Closet Killer March 19, 2021 -- Oxygen story summary -- Medina county paper on Oxygen episode -- Akron OH Beacon news story about the Oxygen episode -- 2018 news article–killer had met victim prior to crime -- Mitigation hearing on January 3, 2019 -- Fear over new law setting Gavon free -- UK daily mail -- Ramsay’s appeal -- Layout of 359 Portage St -- Historical weather Wadsworth OH -- Archival newspaper articles (subscription required)a) Teen denies murder burglary by Amanda GarrettThe Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · Thu, Apr 19, 2018 · Page B001 Downloaded on Jun 22, 2022b) Woman’s body found in home by Amanda GarrettThe Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · Wed, Apr 11, 2018 · Page B001 Downloaded on Jun 22, 2022c) Teen sentenced to life by Stephanie WarsmithThe Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · Wed, Apr 11, 2018 · Page B001 Downloaded on Jun 22, 2022d) Teen pleads no contest in killing of elderly neighbor by Amanda GarrettThe Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · S at, Nov 3, 2018 · Page A1 Downloaded on Jun 22, 2022e) Obituary for Donald H DouglasThe Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · 24 May 2000, Wed · Page 42 Downloaded on Jun 23, 202218. Obituary -- Picture of headstone: -- O’Neills department store -- Ohio Match company -- This day in history -- Brains lose far fewer cells than once thought -- Low expectations are secret to happy life says billionaire -- How the very old spend their day; everyday activities as an expression of successful ivingAnn L. Horgas, PhD, RN,1 Hans-Ulrich Wilms, PhD,2 and Margret M. Baltes, PhD3The Gerontologist; Vol. 38, No. 5, 556-568, Copyright 1998 by the Gerontological Society of America26. Google search terms: Daily life in very old age AL Horgas pdfSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 39 -- "Don't Get in the Water"
5d ago
Episode 39 -- "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 -- -- “No Way Out" -- What a worst case scenario looks like in the rugged Top End of Australia. (Original YouTube link -- -- "Black Water" -- A tale so terrifying, it was adapted into 2 major motion pictures. (Original YouTube link -- 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:#3: The Limpopo1) A story on the Darwin Awards blog: Wikipedia page for Limpopo: Crocodiles feasted on bodies of migrants: Croc victims didn't even scream -- Wikipedia for Crocodile River -- No Way Out1) YouTube channel "Video Dust" uploaded this video about the "No Way Out" story: Dailymail writeup: Fine Fishing writeup: AP News writeup: Black Water1) Most detailed account of the entire event -- Blog article that gives additional color -- List of dangers in the Northern Territory of Australia -- List of similar attacks (this was number 8 on the list) -- Talks about how everything in Top End is trying to kill you -- NBC's coverage of the story, short blurb -- BBC's coverage of the story, short blurb -- Wikipedia page for Top End of Australia -- Wikipedia page for 2007 horror movie "Black Water" -- Wikipedia page for 2007 horror movie "Rogue" -- Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 38 -- "Temple of Death" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
20-06-2022
Episode 38 -- "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" -- you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:1. Innocent until interrogated: the true story of the Buddhist Temple Massacre and the Tucson FourStuart - The University of Arizona Press - 20202. "1991 Buddhist temple murders in Waddell" -- Temple floor plan -- Framed: Season 2 -- "Arizona Killing Fields" -- "A Place of Peace—A Place of Blood" -- "Robbery suspected in temple murders" -- "Drugs: The Thai connection" -- "Dealing with a confessed serial killer" -- "Arizona Murder Probes Put Wrong Men Behind Bars : Crime: Experts say the interrogation techniques used show how the innocent can be pushed into confessions." --  11. "Time to remember 1991 massacre at Thai Buddhist temple" -- "Arizona man gets nine life terms for Buddhist temple murders" -- "On the 25th anniversary of infamous Buddhist temple murders, community honors victims" -- "Montini: Arpaio tweets a reminder about how a mass murder made him sheriff" -- "27 years later, Waddell Buddhist temple commemorates victims of 1991 temple massacre" -- UNITED STATESUS 9TH CIR.DOODY V. SCHRIRO, Decided: February 25, 2010 -- Johnathan Doody court documents -- Archival newspaper articles from: Slayings at Buddhist Temple, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S un, Aug 11, 1991 · Page 4/5 Downloaded on Jun 14, 202218b) Tuscon Four, Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona) · S un, Aug 9, 1992 · Downloaded on Jun 14, 202218c) Alibis claimed in slaying of 9, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S un, S ep 15, 1991 ·Downloaded on Jun 15, 202218d) Temple killings fuel fear and racism, The Age (Melbourne, Victoria, Victoria, Australia) · Sun, Aug 18, 1991 · Page 13 Downloaded on Jun 14, 202218e) Day of celebration at wat, Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S at, Feb 15, 2003 · Page 325 Downloaded on Jun 15, 202218f) Massacre: forgiving not forgetting, Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S un, Aug 12, 2001 · Downloaded on Jun 15, 202219. "How does a Buddhist monk face death?" -- "Death and Dying in Tibetan Buddhism" -- Buddha monk life -- Wat Promkunaram, Harvard University Pluralism Project -- Forensic ITC services -- Historical weather -- Gardening in Arizona -- Arizona desert sounds -- Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 37 -- "Do you know how to get to Bells Canyon?"
16-06-2022
Episode 37 -- "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 -- 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 -- 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:Story 1: The Russian Death March1) Dyatlov Pass info -- "AUGUST 1993 HAMAR DABAN GROUP KOROVINA. THE MOST MYSTERIOUS ACCIDENTS IN DOMESTIC TOURISM" -- "Hamar-Daban tragedy (English subtitles)" -- Wikipedia page for Lake Baikal -- Wikipedia page for Khamar Daban -- 2: Bells Canyon1) Reddit post discussing Bells Canyon encounter (User gave written permission to use their story) -- The Reddit post about Bells Canyon was written by -- Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 36 -- "Shenandoah on Fire" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
13-06-2022
Episode 36 -- "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" -- you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:1. Court documents Bettis v Iowa -- 6park news -- Oxygen text description -- Unexpected KIller: Nightmare in Shenandoah (2021) -- Murder comes to town (2016) -- Transcript of video Murder comes to town -- Where is James Bettis now -- Historical weather for Shenandoah Iowa -- Famous people from Iowa -- Shenandoah attractions and events -- Life in Shenandoah going back to the 1960s -- Farm crisis and church closures in the 80s in Iowa -- Farm crisis of the 1980s -- Newspaper articles retrieved from subscription service Newspapers.com/NewspaperArchivea) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Thu, Sep 8, 1988 · Page 22 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022: Shenandoah woman slain; was minister’s wifeb) The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) · Thu, S ep 8, 1988 · Page 10 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022 Ex-Garwin woman stabbed to deathc) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Fri, Dec 30, 1988 · Page 2 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022 Mayor seeks details of probed) The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa) · Thu, S ep 8, 1988 · Page 8 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022 Obituarye) Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 04, 1989 Pg. 5, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US charges filed against Jim Bettisf) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Sun, Apr 8, 1990 · Page 15 Downloaded on Jun 8, 2022 Six month nightmare ends for Robert Borton g) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Sun, Apr 8, 1990 · Page 18 Downloaded on Jun 8, 2022 Six month nightmare ends (con’t)See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 34 -- "Cold Fusion" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
06-06-2022
Episode 34 -- "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" -- you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:1. The coldest case (Foreign policy magazine) -- Freedom of Information request documents containing crime scene photos and summary of forensic evidence: -- Go-to collection of articles about Eugene Mallove and cold fusion: -- Postscript: Cold Fusion’s potential sustains the memory of its advocate -- The day: Candace Foster  implicates boyfriend -- The day: Mallove begs for help -- The day: Mozzelle trial underway -- The Day: Smiling mozzelle simulates attack -- The Norwich Bulletin: M. Brown sentenced to 58 years -- The day: Guilty verdict satisfies Mallove family a decade after the murder -- Legal documents detailing Mozzelle Brown criminal record -- State of CT versus Brown -- Mozzelle Brown prison record: -- Oxygen -- A Genius Murder (purchased from Amazon) -- Eugene Mallove -- Advocating for cold fusion -- Article about DOE review in EM magazine:  -- DOE review of cold fusion -- Advocating for cold fusion -- Article about DOE review in EM magazine: -- Various subscriber only newspaper articles about the Mallove case accessed from Newspapers.comSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 33 -- "Family Secrets"
02-06-2022
Episode 33 -- "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 -- 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 -- 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:Story 1: The Most Terrifying Family You've Never Heard Of1) World Encyclopedia of 20th Century Murder -- ebook purchasable on Amazon2) English coverage -- Spanish coverage roughly translated to English -- Short informative blurb (is number 1 on their list) --  @Criminally Listed  covered this story (is the top story in their video list) in this video: Wiki on Lorber Society -- Wiki on Self Denial -- More info on Self Denial in Christianity -- 2: Someone in This Family Has a Secret 1) Thank you to L & J for not only suggesting this story, but also providing 1st hand knowledge of the case.2) Full sentencing video --  @Scales of Justice  -- Potential motive for crime discussed here -- 911 Audio recording -- Local news write up about case -- Full court documents for appeal -- Additional color on Melinda -- Writeup on Morbidology -- Lengthy writeup that discusses the 2 year lead up to attack --  @WKYC Channel 3  breakdown of what we know about killer -- Shows the restaurant where Anna worked -- Trampoline reference -- Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 31 -- "The Man in Cobb Park"
26-05-2022
Episode 31 -- "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 -- 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 -- 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:Story 1: The Gap1. Web of Lies TV show, Season 7, Episode 9 "Cruel Intentions" -- Google Play link: Kiley's True Crime blog about this case -- The Crimeaholic story -- Coroner reaction on The Guardian -- 2: What Happened in Room 348?!1. CourtTV Documentary about case -- LA Times article -- NY Times article -- CBS News article -- CNN article -- People article -- Murderpedia write up -- Wikipedia write up -- Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 30 -- "YouTube Murder" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
23-05-2022
Episode 30 -- "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" -- you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:....Main Sources:1. The New Yorker article, "A Murder Foretold" -- The Guardian newspaper, "The Truth about Guatemala’s YouTube murder" -- Guardian news article, "Lawyer in YouTube murder plot video hired his own assassins – UN" -- Article from the Sydney Morning Herald, "YouTube coup in a dirty war" -- Time Magazine, "The Guatemalan who ordered his own murder" -- I will be murdered (Documentary) -- Britannica online encyclopedia, Guatemala -- Wikipedia, Rodrigo Rosenberg -- Fodor’s Travel, Guatemala City -- Historical weather, Guatemala City -- "Luis Medizabal the Tailor of Guatemala" -- Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 29 -- "Extreme Plot Twist"
19-05-2022
Episode 29 -- "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 -- The second story, "What Happened in Room 348!?" is from a video of the same name. (Link to that video -- 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:Story 1: Basketball With Friends1. "Ashley Reeves case: Illinois teen survives attack, returns to where she was left for dead" -- Vizaca write up about the case called "A Miraculously Story of Ashley Reeves Who Survived After 30 Horrific Hours in Between of Life and Death" -- Another Vizaca write up called "Ashley Reeves Life’s Biggest Mistake Was To Be In Relationship With Sam Shelton" -- Bustle did a story about where Ashely Reeves is today, "Left For Dead Revisits The True Story Of A Teacher-Student Relationship Turned Violent" -- Oxygen coverage about Sam Shelton and where he is today, "He Left Ashley Reeves For Dead But She Survived Against All Odds. Where Is Sam Shelton Now?" -- 2: What Happened in Room 348?!1. "The Body in Room 348" -- "What Caused This Man's Mysterious Death in a Texas Hotel Room?" -- "Greg Fleniken" -- "Update: Lance Mueller gets 10 year prison sentence for shooting" -- Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 27 -- "The Demon Within"
12-05-2022
Episode 27 -- "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 -- The second story, "This Demon Still Lives Among Us" is from a video of the same name. (Link to that video -- 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- you want 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 SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . . Main Sources: Story 1: The Horrifying True Story of Katy Perry's Ex-Boyfriend 1. Billy Jensen ( wrote the article called "The Secret Life of Johnny Lewis" which was used extensively to make today's podcast 2. Billy's article, "The Secret Life of Johnny Lewis" -- Wikipedia for Johnny Lewis -- "Sons of Anarchy Actor Johnny Lewis Kills Woman, Dies in a Fall: Cops" -- "Three Celebrities Who Became Murderers" -- "The Tragic Death Of Sons Of Anarchy Actor Johnny Lewis" -- "Sons of Anarchy: Why Johnny Lewis' Half-Sack Left the Series" -- "Did Johnny Lewis’s head trauma turn the actor to mayhem and murder?" -- 2: This Demon Still Lives Among Us 1. Michael Taylor Wikipedia page -- "DREAD: THE UNSOLVED Takes On The Exorcism of Michael Taylor" -- "Conjuring 3: Michael Taylor & The Other Demon Legal Case Explained" -- People Pill coverage of Michael Taylor -- Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 25 -- "Horror in Mexico"
05-05-2022
Episode 25 -- "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 -- The second story, "The most feared girl in Mexico" is from a video of the same name. (Link to that video -- 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- you want 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 SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . . Main Sources: Story 1: The Ritual 1. "Mark Kilroy Abduction: 30 Years Later" -- Reddit post with several useful links -- "The Believers: Cult Murders in Mexico" -- "The Story of Mark Kilroy" -- Adolfo Constanzo blog (by invite only to get this link) -- " 2: The most feared girl in Mexico 1. Wikipedia page -- Blog post -- Murderpedia page -- Ranker article -- The Sun coverage -- Demographics for La Yerbabuena -- Sierra Madre Oriental Wikipedia -- YT Channel "Pop Trigger" covered story -- People Pill coverage -- Wicked We coverage -- Dr. Tony Zavaleta spoke about his connection to Magdalena -- Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 24 -- "Milk & Cookies" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
02-05-2022
Episode 24 -- "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" -- you want 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 SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . Main Sources: 1. The multiple murders of Mary Kelley Campbell: a true story, Stroschein & Campbell - Elk River Press - 2020 2. Reddit story summary -- State versus Swenson -- Newspapers from Ancestry -- Daily News (New York, New York) 05, January 1964, Sunday -- Newspapers from Ancestry -- Longview Daily News (Longview, Washington) 13 March 1961 Monday page 13 -- Mormonism -- Historical weather information -- Maps and directions -- Child safety seats -- Washington state drivers license 1960 -- White Center, Seattle -- Burley Idaho -- Hypnosis -- Mind control -- Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Episode 23 -- "The Headless Valley"
28-04-2022
Episode 23 -- "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 -- 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- you want 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 SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . . Main Sources: 1. "Mysteries of the Nahinni Park Reserve in Canada" -- "The Mysterious Valley of the Headless Corpses" --   3. "Legends of the Nahanni Valley" --   4. "Nahanni" --   5. "The Obsession of Albert Faille" --   6. "The Valley of Headless Men -- Nahanni Canada" --   7. "Top 10 Lesser Known Mysteries" --   8. "The strange deaths of David Horesay and Frederick Hardisty in the Northwest Territories" --   9. "Canada: NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: Home of Devils?" --   10. "Canada, The Valley of the Headless Men" --   11. "Legend of Deadmen Valley" --   12. "The Legend of Deadmen Valley" --   13. "13 Day Nahanni River Class" --   14. "The Yukoner" --   15. "The Haunting History of This Canadian National Park" -- Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at