MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories

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Episode 102 -- "House of Cards" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
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Episode 102 -- "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 @MrBallen....Note about content:We do not do any original reporting. The stories we tell are dramatizations based on events that we research and describe using existing source material.While we make every effort to use the best quality sources we can access within our production deadlines, and while we make every effort to verify facts through multiple sources, we do make occasional mistakes, and we cannot verify the accuracy of the source material we use.Please note that creative liberties have been taken in the creation and presentation of the material on which we have based this podcast.BOOK: Greenberg, Keith Elliot and Felber, Vincent. Perfect Beauty: A glamorous Socialite, her handsome lover, and Brutal Murder. New York: St. Martin’s True Crime, 2008.Inmate record: John F. Zaffinohttps://appgateway.drc.ohio.gov/OffenderSearch/Search/Details/A443498 State v. Zaffinohttps://casetext.com/case/state-v-zaffino-1 Zaffino v. Khelleh Konteh, Wardenhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCOURTS-ohnd-5_05-cv-01485/pdf/USCOURTS-ohnd-5_05-cv-01485-0.pdf State v. Rohr-Georgehttps://casetext.com/case/state-v-rohr-george-1 Dangerous Liaisons (May 8, 2007)https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna18554869 Obituary: Jeff Zackhttps://www.newspapers.com/image/170137139/?article=f27af67d-3997-46d9-bf5b-1e18eb2bf9a7 Find a Grave: Jeff Zackhttps://www.findagrave.com/memorial/139362131/jeff-zack Man Shot to Death at Service Station (June 19, 2001)https://newspaperarchive.com/ashtabula-star-beacon-jun-19-2001-p-5/ Man Indicted in Akron Gas Station Shooting (September 28, 2002)https://newspaperarchive.com/dover-new-philadelphia-times-reporter-sep-28-2002-p-2/ Prosecutors Say Man Shot For Harassing Ex-Lover (February 28, 2003)https://newspaperarchive.com/lima-news-feb-28-2003-p-15/ Trial Opens With Tawdry Tale (February 28, 2003)https://www.newspapers.com/image/296815512/?terms=%22cynthia%20george%22&match=1 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 101 -- "The Final Descent"
26-01-2023
Episode 101 -- "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 @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:#3: The Descent1) @Elena Konstantinou -- Fatal diver's accident in Blue Hole, Dahab, episode #4, Yuri Lipski "death caught on tape" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaiKS0jx2pA2) Top diver’s death casts long shadow over deep beauty of the Blue Hole --https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/26/blue-hole-red-sea-diver-death-stephen-keenan-dahab-egypt3) Why Divers Die When They Dive the Blue Hole in Dahab -- https://rushkult.com/eng/scubamagazine/divers-die-diving-the-blue-hole-in-dahab/4) Diver's Cemetery: The Blue Hole of Dahab -- http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/03/04/diver_s_cemetery_the_blue_hole_of_dahab_on_the_red_sea_in_egypt.html#2: Drown or Glory1) Mossdale Caverns -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mossdale_Caverns2) What lies beneath: Mossdale caving disaster -- https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/what-lies-beneath-mossdale-caving-disaster-794268.html3) The Mossdale Tragedy 1967 -- https://www.michaelmelvin.co.uk/mossdale/The%20Mossdale%20Tragedy.pdf4) 10 True Horror Stories Of People Trapped In Caves -- https://listverse.com/2017/01/20/10-true-horror-stories-of-people-trapped-in-caves/#1: 10 Years Later1) @Engineering Mind -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVZ_XAXUWlw2) Raising the Dead -- https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/water-activities/raising-dead/3) Ghosts of the abyss: the story of Don Shirley and Dave Shaw -- https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/donotmigrate/3671705/Ghosts-of-the-abyss-the-story-of-Don-Shirley-and-Dave-Shaw.htmlSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 100 -- "I Hate The Yankees" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
23-01-2023
Episode 100 -- "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 @MrBallen....Note about content:We do not do any original reporting. The stories we tell are dramatizations based on events that we research and describe using existing source material.While we make every effort to use the best quality sources we can access within our production deadlines, and while we make every effort to verify facts through multiple sources, we do make occasional mistakes, and we cannot verify the accuracy of the source material we use.Please note that creative liberties have been taken in the creation and presentation of the material on which we have based this podcast.HIGH QUALITY:Official records (including court records, inmate records, obituaries, police reports)Inmate recordshttps://business.nh.gov/inmate_locator/https://business.nh.gov/inmate_locator/State v. Sullivanhttps://law.justia.com/cases/new-hampshire/supreme-court/2008/sulli038.html BOOKS:Phelps, M William. Because You Loved Me. New York: Pinnacle, 2005.NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ON WEB:Council Rejects Bid to Commute Murderer’s Sentence (2020)https://www.unionleader.com/news/crime/council-rejects-bid-to-commute-murderers-sentence/article_940f36f9-1e7a-5229-aa2c-46872956ebe3.html Victim impact statementshttps://www.bbmlawyers.com/state-v-nicole-kasniskas/SUBSCRIPTION NEWSPAPER ARTICLES:Teens Arrested in Murder (August 8, 2003)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-aug-08-2003-p-1/https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-aug-08-2003-p-11/AG mum on trying girl as adult (August 8, 2003)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-aug-08-2003-p-45/https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-aug-08-2003-p-45/Suspected Murderer Revered His Mother (August 10, 2003)https://www.newspapers.com/image/834374433/?terms=%22jeanne%20dominico%22&match=1 Murder suspects school essay honored mother (August 10, 2003)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-aug-10-2003-p-11/Slain Woman Called Devoted to Kids (Aug 12, 2003) https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-aug-12-2003-p-1/2 murder cases with especially chilling dimensions (August 13, 2003)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-aug-13-2003-p-8/Friends Remember Slain Mother (August 14, 2003)https://www.newspapers.com/image/836343366/?terms=%22jeanne%20dominico%22&match=1 Police Say Teens Tried to Burn, Poison Woman (September 4, 2003)https://www.newspapers.com/image/836364381/?terms=%22jeanne%20dominico%22&match=1 2003--year not without tragedy--recap of JD murder (December 28, 2003)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-dec-28-2003-p-16/Nashua Telegraph, Dec https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-dec-28-2003-p-16/Unforgettable Smile (Feb 5, 2004)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-feb-05-2004-p-1/Ballfield Dedicated to Murder Victim (May 23, 2004) https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-may-23-2004-p-15/Teen Indicted in Murder of Mother (October 22, 2004) https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-oct-22-2004-p-1/Daughter in slaying case may claim immaturity (October 29, 2004)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-oct-29-2004-p-17/Sullivan history of assaultive behavior (November 6, 2004)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-nov-06-2004-p-5/City teen guilty in murder plot (daughter sentenced, will testify against boyfriend) can get part of sentence suspended if earns GED (Mar 29, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-mar-29-2005-p-1/Teen Pleads Guilty in Her Mother’s Murder (March 30, 2005)https://www.newspapers.com/image/836392700/?terms=%22jeanne%20dominico%22&match=1 Day 1 of trial--starts with a tour of scenes (June 21, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jun-21-2005-p-1/Fiance of slain woman testified-describes murder scene (June 23, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jun-23-2005-p-21/Sullivan struggles with murder--details of his confessions--Day 4 of trial (June 24, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jun-24-2005-p-1/Defense tries to paint killer as insane-Day 5 (June 25, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jun-25-2005-p-5/Accused Murderer: ‘I Just Lost It’ (June 26, 2005)https://www.newspapers.com/image/836374674/?terms=%22jeanne%20dominico%22&match=1 Jurors review recorded confessions Day 6 (June 28, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jun-28-2005-p-1/Experts link weapons to Sullivan Day 7 (June 29, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jun-29-2005-p-1/Daughter says relationship began fast Day 8 (June 30, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jun-30-2005-p-1/Girlfriend: Sullivan plotted murder alone (July 1, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jul-01-2005-p-1/Manchester teen testifies about her relationship with Sullivan* lengthy article, multiple witnesses (July 6, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jul-06-2005-p-9/https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jul-06-2005-p-9/Day 11--girl testifies about her relationship with Sullivan/ grilled by defense (July 6, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jul-06-2005-p-1/https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jul-06-2005-p-1/Trial day 12--mom laments killers troubles (July 7, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jul-07-2005-p-1/Trial day 13--outbursts from Sullivan described (July 8, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jul-08-2005-p-11/Outbursts from Sullivan described (July 8, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jul-08-2005-p-11/Sullivan reaches point of no return--pressured by girlfriend (July 9, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jul-09-2005-p-5/Conn. Man Found Guilty of Murder (July 16, 2005)https://www.newspapers.com/image/834442398/?terms=%22jeanne%20dominico%22&match=1 Sullivan found guilty (Victim’s fiancé hugs supporters) (July 16, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jul-16-2005-p-1/Victims statements (September 9, 2005)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-sep-09-2005-p-11/Man Wins Retrial in 2003 New Hampshire Killing (April 19, 2008)https://www.newspapers.com/image/834521969/?terms=%22jeanne%20dominico%22&match=1 Admitted killer takes the stand (June 3, 2009)https://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-jun-03-2009-p-1/OBITUARIES AND DEATH RECORDS:Find a Grave- Jeanne Dominocohttps://www.findagrave.com/memorial/118873137/jeanne-m-dominico Obituary- Jeanne Dominicohttps://newspaperarchive.com/nashua-telegraph-aug-10-2003-p-17/REAL ESTATE RECORDS:6 Dumaine Ave (interior and exterior pictures)https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6-Dumaine-Ave-Nashua-NH-03063/74328146_zpid/?mmlb=g,20DOCUMENTARIES:Wicked Attraction. 2010. Season 3, episode 10, “Live Free or Die.” Aired September 23, 2010. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1711342/ Deadly Women. 2010. Season 4, episode 13, “A Daughter’s Revenge.” Aired November 11, 2010.https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1844896/ Snapped: Killer Couples. 2013. Season 1, episode 9, “Nicole Kasinskas and Billy Sullivan.” Aired July 28, 2013.https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3090118/ INTERNET ARTICLES:Daughter Sentenced to 40 Years for Mother’s Death (2005)https://www.wmur.com/article/daughter-sentenced-to-40-years-for-mother-s-death/5143423 OTHER:The Mother Restricted Her Daughter From Living with Her Boyfriend, Then She Plotted Her Murder (2022) https://lionessrue.medium.com/the-mother-restricted-her-daughter-from-living-with-her-boyfriend-then-she-plotted-her-murder-e07a036e25b2 Nicole Kasinskas interview in prisonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssd3Lvswyco&t=25s Bonnie’s Blog About Crime: Deadly Duo (2013)https://mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/deady-duo-nicole-kasinskas-and-william-sullivan-killed-nicoles-mother-jeanne-dominico-because-they-wanted-to-live-together/ NH Department of Corrections News Release: Inmate Injured in Altercation (2006)https://www.nh.gov/nhdoc/news/2006/031106.html See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 99 -- "Workplace Horror Stories Vol. II"
19-01-2023
Episode 99 -- "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 @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:#3: 90 Minutes1) A Day's Work (Film) -- http://www.tempfilm.com/film22) Temporary Work, Lasting Harm -- https://www.propublica.org/article/temporary-work-lasting-harm3) Temporary Worker Killed at Bacardi Bottling, OSHA Says Company Failed to Train -- https://www.ehstoday.com/standards/osha/article/21915587/temporary-worker-killed-at-bacardi-bottling-osha-says-company-failed-to-train4) First Day on the Job Was His Last: What Happened to Day Davis @ProPublica -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcsTRQNZLE#2: 18 Inches1) General write up about Ron Hunt's accident -- https://www.sierrasun.com/news/miracle-man-drilled-by-national-media/2) Builder escapes freak drill accident -- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3078188.stm3) Most detailed write up about Ron Hunt's accident -- https://www.sierrasun.com/news/drill-bit-accident-survivors-tale-on-tv/#1: Robot 231) Auto-Parts Manufacturing Company Sentenced in Worker Death Case -- https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/auto-parts-manufacturing-company-sentenced-worker-death-case2) Alabama Auto Part Maker Pleads Guilty in Worker Death, Will Pay $1.5M Fine -- https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2020/11/12/590409.htm3) Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs -- https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-03-23/inside-alabama-s-auto-jobs-boom-cheap-wages-little-training-crushed-limbs4) Gary Silverman talks to the family of Regina Elsea @ftreporterclips1464 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c2cH9q9np0See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 98 -- "Number One Fan" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
16-01-2023
Episode 98 -- "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 @MrBallen....Note about content:We do not do any original reporting. The stories we tell are dramatizations based on events that we research and describe using existing source material.While we make every effort to use the best quality sources we can access within our production deadlines, and while we make every effort to verify facts through multiple sources, we do make occasional mistakes, and we cannot verify the accuracy of the source material we use.Please note that creative liberties have been taken in the creation and presentation of the material on which we have based this podcast.HIGH QUALITY:Official records (including court records, inmate records, obituaries, police reports)Court TV: MI v. King (1992)https://www.courttv.com/title/1-mi-v-king-prosecution-opening-statement/ Marriage Licensehttps://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/90226394:61846?tid=&pid=&queryId=22a63b55eb10b0325389a95a5fdc49d5&_phsrc=sPZ217&_phstart=successSource Inmate recordhttps://mdocweb.state.mi.us/otis2/otis2profile.aspx?mdocNumber=228745 Find a Gravehttps://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20528786/diane-king BOOKS:Cauffiel, Lowell. Eye of the Beholder: The Almost Perfect Murder of Anchorwoman Diane Newton King. New York: Pinnacle, 1994. NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ON WEB:Death in a Small Town (March 1992)https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1992-03-29-vw-152-story.html Husband of Slain TV Anchor Sentenced to Life Without Parole (January 1993)https://apnews.com/article/94d942ed9dec7f1d9243ea2a9b9d9591 SUBSCRIPTION NEWSPAPER ARTICLES:Career Cut Short (February 1991)https://www.newspapers.com/image/204917289/?terms=%22diane%20king%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/204917379/?terms=%22king%22&match=1 Sheriff To Tell of King Probe (March 1991)https://www.newspapers.com/image/204914274/?terms=%22diane%20newton%20king%22&match=1 Police Try To Link Gun To News Anchor’s Murder (August 1991)https://www.newspapers.com/image/100403121/?terms=%22diane%20newton%20king%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/100403142/?terms=%22news%20anchor%22&match=1 INTERNET ARTICLES:The Horrific Murder of Diane Newton King (2021)https://lizjin.medium.com/the-horrific-murder-of-diane-newton-king-da13bdd1bc2f See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 97 -- "Deadly Contraptions"
12-01-2023
Episode 97 -- "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 @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:#3: DIY1) Washington Post story about case -- https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/01/ronald-cyr-booby-trap-death/2) NY Times story about Ronald Cyr -- https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/us/Ronald-cyr-van-buren-maine.html3) USA Today coverage of story -- https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/01/ronald-cyr-maine-booby-trap-police/4347842002/4) NBC News coverage of the story -- https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/maine-man-dies-after-being-shot-his-own-booby-trap-n1093741#2: Sublimation1) Three die in dry-ice incident at Moscow pool party -- https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-516800492) Russian Instagram influencer’s birthday party leaves 3 dead after dry ice accident -- https://nypost.com/2020/03/03/russian-instagram-influencers-birthday-party-leaves-3-dead-after-dry-ice-accident/3) 3 people died at an Instagram influencer's birthday party in Moscow after dry ice was poured into a swimming pool -- https://www.insider.com/three-people-died-russian-influencer-party-dry-ice-pool-2020-3#1: Woodworking Project1) Horror as man uses guillotine to commit suicide -- https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/7046627.horror-man-uses-guillotine-commit-suicide/2) A GENIUS SUICIDE; Loner built guillotine in bedroom ..then killed himself as he slept. -- https://www.thefreelibrary.com/A+GENIUS+SUICIDE%3B+Loner+built+guillotine+in+bedroom+..then+killed...-a01006624393) Guillotine death was suicide -- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/2974083.stm4) Suicide verdict on guillotine horror -- https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/suicide-verdict-on-guillotine-horror-16493105) Brit Allegedly Kills Self With Guillotine -- https://www.michigansthumb.com/news/article/Brit-Allegedly-Kills-Self-With-Guillotine-7327038.php6) Suicide by DIY guillotine and an 'ingenious' timing device -- https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1428408/Suicide-by-DIY-guillotine-and-an-ingenious-timing-device.htmlSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 96 -- "Night Shift" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
09-01-2023
Episode 96 -- "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 @MrBallen....Note about content:We do not do any original reporting. The stories we tell are dramatizations based on events that we research and describe using existing source material.While we make every effort to use the best quality sources we can access within our production deadlines, and while we make every effort to verify facts through multiple sources, we do make occasional mistakes, and we cannot verify the accuracy of the source material we use.Please note that creative liberties have been taken in the creation and presentation of the material on which we have based this podcast.HIGH QUALITY:Official records (including court records, inmate records, obituaries, police reports)Inmate record: Alfred Scott Keefehttp://inmatelocator.cor.pa.gov/#/Result George E Brooks obituaryDoylestown Intelligencer, May 16, 1999,Pg. 113, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US https://newspaperarchive.com/doylestown-intelligencer-may-16-1999-p-113/Terri Brooks obituaryDoylestown Intelligencer, February 07, 1984,Pg. 10, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US https://newspaperarchive.com/doylestown-intelligencer-feb-07-1984-p-10/BOOKS:Capuzzo, Michael. The Murder Room. New York: Penguin, 2010. SUBSCRIPTION NEWSPAPER ARTICLES:Restaurant Manager Stabbed to Death in Bucks County (February 5, 1984)https://www.newspapers.com/image/172213749/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 Manager Slain at Restaurant (February 6, 1984)https://www.newspapers.com/image/182457397/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 No suspects emerge in stabbing deathDoylestown Intelligencer, February 06, 1984,Pg. 4, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US https://newspaperarchive.com/doylestown-intelligencer-feb-06-1984-p-4/Freezer bandits arrested in area fast food robberiesDoylestown Intelligencer, March 21, 1984,Pg. 114, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US https://newspaperarchive.com/doylestown-intelligencer-mar-21-1984-p-114/Police have few leads in restaurant murder | Man jailed in 19 burglariesDoylestown Intelligencer, March 25, 1984,Pg. 6, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US https://newspaperarchive.com/doylestown-intelligencer-mar-25-1984-p-6/Unsolved Killing Stymies Police and Anguishes Family (July 21, 1984)https://www.newspapers.com/image/176186989/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 Sleuths May Help Solve Murder Mystery (May 22, 1998)https://www.newspapers.com/image/179242747/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 DNA Leads To Arrest (February 6, 1999)https://www.newspapers.com/image/184445223/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 Arrest Caps a 15 Year Mystery (February 6, 1999)https://www.newspapers.com/image/179554702/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/179554968/?terms=%22charged%22&match=1 Arrest is finally made in 15 year old murder | DNA evidence dooms murder suspectDoylestown Intelligencer, February 07, 1999,Pg. 190, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US https://newspaperarchive.com/doylestown-intelligencer-feb-07-1999-p-190/Area firm on DNA cutting edgeDoylestown Intelligencer, March 05, 1999,Pg. 2, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US https://newspaperarchive.com/doylestown-intelligencer-mar-05-1999-p-2/https://newspaperarchive.com/doylestown-intelligencer-mar-05-1999-p-5/Police Use DNA Evidence to Help Solve 1984 Murder (February 6, 1999)https://www.newspapers.com/image/565234916/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 Police Say Man Killed Girlfriend 15 Years Ago (February 6, 1999)https://www.newspapers.com/image/453598201/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 Man Arrested in ‘84 Killing After DNA is Matched (February 7, 1999)https://www.nytimes.com/1999/02/07/us/man-arrested-in-84-killing-after-dna-is-matched.html Officials Honored for Arrest in 15 Year Old Murder (February 16, 1999)https://www.newspapers.com/image/179616701/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/179617049/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 Betrayed by his bloodDoylestown Intelligencer, March 28, 1999,Pg. 1, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US https://newspaperarchive.com/doylestown-intelligencer-mar-28-1999-p-1/Man is Set For Trial in Killing From 1984 (April 1, 1999)https://www.newspapers.com/image/179627251/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 Trial Ordered in ‘84 Bucks Slaying (April 2, 1999)https://www.newspapers.com/image/278452654/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 A $675,000 Settlement Reached in On the Job Killing (February 12, 2000)https://www.newspapers.com/image/167927301/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 Man Gets Life for Killing Fiancee at Restaurant Where She Worked (June 7, 2000)https://www.newspapers.com/image/179734875/?terms=%22terri%20brooks%22&match=1 DOCUMENTARIES:Dead of Night. 2014. Season 2, episode 5, “The Night Shift.” Aired May 28, 2014.https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3669146/ An Unexpected Killer. 2022. Season 3, episode 3, “Fatal Fast Food.” Aired March 18, 2022.https://www.imdb.com/title/tt18979040/?ref_=ttep_ep3 INTERNET ARTICLES:A Young Woman Was Murdered At Work And Her Employer Robbed — But 'It Was Completely A Misdirection' (2022)https://www.oxygen.com/an-unexpected-killer/crime-news/terri-brooks-murdered-by-fiance-albert-scott-keefe-why OTHER:Wikipedia: Roy Rogers Restaurantshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Rogers_Restaurants Bonnie’s Blog of Crime: Alfred Scott Keefe Convicted of Killing His Fiancee, Terri Lynn Brooks; Sentenced to Life in Prison (2014)https://mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com/tag/terri-lynn-brooks/ Vidocq Society Websitehttps://www.vidocq.org/ Vidocq Society: a private crime fighting organizationhttps://fornology.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-vidocq-society-private-crime.htmlWikipedia: Vidocq Societyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidocq_Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 95 -- "Trespassers Be Warned"
05-01-2023
Episode 95 -- "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 @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:#3: The Bonfire1) This story submitted by Reddit user "dreams_child." The original post can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/LetsNotMeet/comments/3i3syh/one_decision/#2: The Raptor1) "The Raptor" was suggested by Reddit user "CraftMineCito"2) "Roller coaster hits, kills Cedar Point park patron" -- https://www.cnn.com/2015/08/13/us/ohio-amusement-park-death/3) "Teacher killed by Cedar Point roller coaster" -- https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/14/teacher-killed-by-cedar-point-roller-coaster-remembered-as-wonderful-wonderful-person/4) "'He was so full of life': Mom pays tribute to son killed by roller coaster" -- https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/full-life-mom-tribute-son-killed-roller-coaster-article-1.23267645) Cedar Point website -- https://www.cedarpoint.com#1: Siren1) "Swept Away" -- https://www.nzherald.co.nz/indepth/national/aratiatia-dam-drowning-tragedy/2) "New Zealander of the Year 2018 People's Choice: Rachael de Jong" -- https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/new-zealander-of-the-year-2018-peoples-choice-rachael-de-jong/7RELR3UQUKQHZDFCE7HE7ZLVRU/3) Info on Aratiatia dam and rapids -- https://www.newzealand.com/us/feature/aratiatia-rapids/4) "Aratiatia Falls (dam opening) in Taupo, New Zealand" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Drv...5) "Aratiatia Rapids & Dam Spill Gates Open || Taupo || New Zealand" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81DrvYG6bhs&t=0s6) "'It was like a washing machine': Friends of student who drowned at a popular tourist spot recall the harrowing moment they were swept away by rapids - as chilling photo reveals her final moments" -- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6170595/Friends-student-drowned-New-Zealand-tourist-spot-recall-moment-swept-underwater.html7) "MINUTES FROM DEATH Haunting final moments of student, 21, before she was swept to her death by rapids in New Zealand" -- https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7266415/haunting-final-moments-of-student-21-before-she-was-swept-to-her-death-by-rapids-in-new-zealand/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 94 -- "Psycho" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
02-01-2023
Episode 94 -- "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 @MrBallen....Note about content:We do not do any original reporting. The stories we tell are dramatizations based on events that we research and describe using existing source material.While we make every effort to use the best quality sources we can access within our production deadlines, and while we make every effort to verify facts through multiple sources, we do make occasional mistakes, and we cannot verify the accuracy of the source material we use.Please note that creative liberties have been taken in the creation and presentation of the material on which we have based this podcast.HIGH QUALITY:Official records (including court records, inmate records, obituaries, police reports)BOOKSLasseter, Don. Body Double. New York: Pinnacle, 2002. NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ON WEBSecrets of the Psycho Shower (2010)https://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/mar/29/psycho-body-double-marli-renfro Jail for Psycho killer (BBC March 16, 2001)http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/1225073.stmSUBSCRIPTION NEWSPAPER ARTICLESJury Convits Man of 2 Murders in Trial That Almost Didn’t Happen (March 2001)https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2001-mar-16-me-38549-story.htmlThe Man Who Almost Got Away (May 2001)https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2001-may-15-cl-63532-story.html 2nd Jury Deadlocks on Punishment for Killer (July 2001)https://www.newspapers.com/image/188383606/?terms=%22kenneth%20dean%20hunt%22&match=1 Prosecutors No Longer Seek Death for Killer of 2 (September 2001)https://www.newspapers.com/image/188709956/?terms=%22kenneth%20dean%20hunt%22&match=1 Killer of Women in ‘88, ‘98 Gets Life Term (November 2001)https://www.newspapers.com/image/188634419/?terms=%22kenneth%20dean%20hunt%22&match=1 OBITUARIES AND DEATH RECORDSFind a Grave-Jean Orloffhttps://www.findagrave.com/memorial/101416568/jean-lynn-orloff Obituary- Jean Orloffhttps://www.newspapers.com/image/158752548/?article=4b7aa077-3f9e-437e-9a9c-8612f5864780 Elizabeth Sternberg Davis- Jean’s momhttps://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/56543285/person/40012133291/facts Deborah Orloff- Jean’s daughterhttps://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/56543285/person/40057817054/fact Myra Louise Jones Davishttps://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1730501:5180?tid=&pid=&queryId=162c9aafd4d4c3a47bd4bb71bafdf190&_phsrc=sPZ125&_phstart=successSource DOCUMENTARIESCold Case Files. 2001. Season 3, episode 10, “Death Before ‘I Do’/Hollywood Homicide.” Aired March 5, 2001.https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0837607/?ref_=nm_flmg_arf_2 OTHERIMDB page of Myra Davishttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm0205208/ Family tree of Jean Orloffhttps://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/56543285/person/40057816486/facts  Blog with pictures of Myra’s residence https://www.iamnotastalker.com/2017/10/04/myra-jones-former-house/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 93 -- "The Entertainer"
29-12-2022
Episode 93 -- "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 @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:#3: Sideways1) Robert Odlum Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_...2) Washington Post write up -- https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...3) Blog coverage -- https://headstuff.org/culture/history...4) Newspaper from event -- https://www.rarenewspapers.com/view/6...#2: The Stunt1) Several short articles compiled about the stunt story https://thefallen.militarytimes.com/n...2) Brian Joplin obituary https://www.choctawnation.com/history...3) Newspaper clip about Brian's accident https://apps.washingtonpost.com/natio...4) Supermanning referenced here (the stunt story) https://www.upi.com/Top_News/2005/12/...5) Darwin Award website covered the stunt story https://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwi...#1: Magic1) Opening story about milk can stunt -- https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smiths...2) Harry Houdini Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_H...3) Joe Burrus write up in LA Times -- https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-x...4) Detailed blog post about what happened to Joe -- http://www.aintnowaytogo.com/burrus.htm5) Footage of the stunt as well as interviews with Joe's family -- @darthyucko4757 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxTEI...6) Another Joe Burrus write up -- https://www.finchmagician.com/blog/wh...7) News story about how Joe's death will be featured in a Netflix show -- https://abc30.com/the-amazing-joe-joe...8) Wikipedia page with information about Joe's death -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 92 -- "The Secret Room"
26-12-2022
Episode 92 -- "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 @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:1) "John Christie (serial killer)" -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Christie_(serial_killer)2) "Timothy Evans" -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Evans3) "Timothy Evans: Wrongfully Executed" -- https://thecrimewire.com/institutional/Timothy-Evans-Wrongfully-Executed4) "Human Monsters John Christie" -- https://rabrewster.com/2019/01/28/human-monsters-john-christie-the-rillington-place-strangler/5) @BuzzFeedUnsolvedNetwork -- "The Killer at 10 Rillington Place • Building A Case" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J3Q7uEhaSY6) Bio for Timothy Evans -- https://headstuff.org/culture/history/timothy-evans-convicted-killer/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 91 -- "Lurking In The Shadows"
22-12-2022
Episode 91 -- "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 @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:#3: Stick1) http://www.theoccultmuseum.com/campfire-stories-13-accounts-of-paranormal-encounters-in-the-wilderness/#2: Stalker1) https://truecrimedaily.com/2017/04/11/law-student-murdered-dismembered-by-stalking-classmate-neighbor/2) @McFlySwatter -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIroLgiCyP8&t=6s#1: The Pinching Man1) This story was submitted by Reddit user "JennLegend3"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 90 -- "Where the Mangos Grow" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
19-12-2022
Episode 90 -- "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 @MrBallen....Note about content:We do not do any original reporting. The stories we tell are dramatizations based on events that we research and describe using existing source material.While we make every effort to use the best quality sources we can access within our production deadlines, and while we make every effort to verify facts through multiple sources, we do make occasional mistakes, and we cannot verify the accuracy of the source material we use.Please note that creative liberties have been taken in the creation and presentation of the material on which we have based this podcast.BOOKSPachouly, Manish. “The Sheena Bora Case.” January 2017INTERNET ARTICLESSheena Bora Murder Trialhttps://www.rediff.com/news/sheena-bora-murder-trialTo Live And Die In Mumbaihttps://decastories.com/to-live-and-die-in-mumbai/Indrani kept her daughter on leash, recall Sheena's friendshttps://www.hindustantimes.com/india/indrani-kept-her-daughter-on-leash-recall-sheena-s-friends/story-2IMhgEjyfgBNCiFVZDiMEL.htmlReporting from https://www.indiatoday.in/Reporting from https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/  The Girl Who Ran From Herselfhttps://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/the-girl-who-ran-from-herself/295232dna exclusive: Sheena Bora's diary reveals troubled relationship with parentshttps://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-dna-exclusive-sheena-bora-s-diary-reveals-troubled-relationship-with-parents-2121355Reporting from https://www.ndtv.com/Reporting from https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Reporting from https://www.thehindu.com/Reporting from https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 89 -- "Something Is Out There"
15-12-2022
Episode 89 -- "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 @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:#3: The Forbidden Island1) @atlasobscura -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUq-K94rX202) https://www.wearethemighty.com/travel/navy-island-filled-with-snakes/#2: The Sierra Sounds1) The original "Sierra Sounds" were recorded by Ron Morehead (https://ronmorehead.com)2) @MelBlanc222 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGfIIjN-P7o#1: The Palmyra Wolves1) @Syfy -- https://www.syfy.com/paranormal-witness/season-3/episode-9/the-wolf-pack2) https://q1065.fm/tales-of-werewolves-in-maine-go-unexplained/3) https://listverse.com/2015/10/23/10-strange-wolf-and-werewolf-panics-from-history/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 88 -- "A Walk in the Woods" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
12-12-2022
Episode 88 -- "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 @MrBallen....Note about content:We do not do any original reporting. The stories we tell are dramatizations based on events that we research and describe using existing source material.While we make every effort to use the best quality sources we can access within our production deadlines, and while we make every effort to verify facts through multiple sources, we do make occasional mistakes, and we cannot verify the accuracy of the source material we use.Please note that creative liberties have been taken in the creation and presentation of the material on which we have based this podcast.HIGH QUALITY:Official records (including court records, inmate records, obituaries, police reports)People of the State of Michigan v Bruce Robert Moilanenhttps://law.justia.com/cases/michigan/court-of-appeals-unpublished/1996/19960802-c172294-0050-172294-opn.html Department of Social Services v Bruce Robert Moilanen and David Blake and Yvonne Blakehttps://cases.justia.com/michigan/court-of-appeals-unpublished/19961203_C178179(0053)_178179.OPN.PDF Inmate Recordhttps://mdocweb.state.mi.us/OTIS2/otis2profile.aspx?mdocNumber=235252 Bruce Moilanen complaint about mistreatment in prisonhttps://casetext.com/case/moilanen-v-sherrodBOOKSDistel, Dave and Distel, Lynn. The Sweater Letter. New York: Writers Club Press, 2002.Longtine, Sonny. Murder in Michigan’s Upper Pennisula. Michigan: The History Press, 2004 (eBook format)Drawn from The Sweater Letter: police notes on Judy Moilanen investigationhttps://pdfcoffee.com/inside-the-sweater-letter-pdf-free.htmlSUBSCRIPTION NEWSPAPER ARTICLES11/17/1992- Delta Township: Man Shot in Hunting Accidenthttps://www.newspapers.com/image/205081858/?terms=%22hunting%20accidents%22&match=1 12/1/1992- Woman’s Body Found in Wooded Hunting Areahttps://www.newspapers.com/image/99330728/?terms=%22Judy%20Moilanen%22&match=1 12/1/1992- Deer Season Gets Saferhttps://www.newspapers.com/image/366288881/?terms=%22Judy%20Moilanen%22&match=1 12/16/1993- UP Man Is Convicted Of Murdering His Wifehttps://www.newspapers.com/image/97620062/?terms=%22Judy%20Moilanen%22&match=1 OBITUARIES AND DEATH RECORDSJudy Moilanenhttps://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41194313/judy-diane-moilanenMary Ann Niemi Blakehttps://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29724375/mary-ann-blake  DOCUMENTARIESForensic Files. 2004. Season 9, episode 2, “Hunter or Hunted?” Aired June 9, 2004.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsmxbP9ymDE American Justice. 2005. Season 14, episode 12 , “The Deer Hunting Murder.” Aired August 20, 2005.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFU5J0ar8JE INTERNET ARTICLESBruce Moilanen: Killer and Jackass (2021)https://forensicfilesnow.com/index.php/tag/judy-moilanen/OTHERBlog- “Psycho For Love: Bruce Moilanen killed his wife, Judy, and tried to make it look like a hunting accident – it did not work; Sentenced to LWOP” (2015)https://mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com/tag/judy-moilanen/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 87 -- "Internet Booby Traps"
08-12-2022
Episode 87 -- "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 @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:#3: 1st Date1) Original story from Reddit. The post can be found here -- https://www.reddit.com/r/LetsNotMeet/comments/96jkq3/i_almost_had_to_shoot_someone_on_my_first_tinder/#2: He Asked For Me By Name?!1) Original story from Reddit. The post can be found here -- https://www.reddit.com/r/LetsNotMeet/comments/d0ru29/he_asked_for_me_by_name_yes_call_911_ive_never/#1: Influencer1) Original story from Reddit. The post can be found here -- https://www.reddit.com/r/LetsNotMeet/comments/c7xfhd/almost_kidnapped_in_miami_because_of_instagram/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Episode 86 -- "Shark Vomit" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
05-12-2022
Episode 86 -- "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 @MrBallen ....Note about content:We do not do any original reporting. The stories we tell are dramatizations based on events that we research and describe using existing source material.While we make every effort to use the best quality sources we can access within our production deadlines, and while we make every effort to verify facts through multiple sources, we do make occasional mistakes, and we cannot verify the accuracy of the source material we use.Please note that creative liberties have been taken in the creation and presentation of the material on which we have based this podcast.BOOKSShark Arm: A Shark, a Tattooed Arm, and Two Unsolved Murdershttps://www.amazon.com/Shark-Arm-Tattooed-Unsolved-Murders/dp/1760875988INTERNET ARTICLESAustralia’s Weirdest Unsolved Murder Began With a Shark Coughing Up a Human Armhttps://www.vice.com/en/article/qv3eyw/australias-weirdest-unsolved-murder-case-began-with-a-shark-coughing-up-a-human-armSharks literally puke their guts out — here's whyhttps://www.theverge.com/tldr/2017/6/2/15725932/shark-puking-behavior-stressNational Museum Australia: Great Depressionhttps://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/great-depressionCronulla, New South Waleshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cronulla,_New_South_WalesPiper Pointhttps://piperpointpiper.com.au/Sydney Morning Herald: Super sleuths take deep dive into 'shark arm' casehttps://www.smh.com.au/culture/celebrity/super-sleuths-take-deep-dive-into-shark-arm-case-20200220-p542w8.htmlSee 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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