Best Horror Stories podcasts — Scary stories that will shake you for days (Updated February 2019; image)
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Lore
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Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
 
The Last Podcast On The Left covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and slashers to cults and serial killers, The Last Podcast is guaranteed to satisfy your blood lust.
 
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The Black Tapes
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The Black Tapes is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist's search for truth, her enigmatic subject's mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?
 
The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
 
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Archive 81
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Archive 81 is a fiction podcast about horror, cities, and the subconscious. New episodes will be released every other Wednesday. Start from "01 - A Body In A New Place"
 
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Small Town Horror
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Ryan Jennings ran from the horrors of Crayton 18 years ago. Now is is coming back to face his greatest fears and search for answers.
 
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The Wicked Library
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The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring dramatic tellings of horror fiction stories from new, upcoming, independent and bestselling authors. Our tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other talented voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction.Authors of all types have contributed stories, like Jessica McHugh, KB Goddard, C. Bryan Brown, G ...
 
“Make your statement, face your fear.” A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.
 
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SCARED?
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Award winning English Broadcaster, Philip Holmes - takes a look at the latest world's paranormal news... with the odd dash of humour (Ghost, UFO, Alien, Monster and Paranormal stories).... plus, the best in paranormal guests, telling their stories. Support the show by joining our Patreon campaign. www.patreon.com/scaredpodcast - *If you're NEW to the podcast, start with the NEWEST episode!*
 
Edited by bestselling, award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams, NIGHTMARE is a digital magazine of horror and dark fantasy. In its pages, you will find all kinds of horror and dark fantasy, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror. Every month NIGHTMARE will bring you a mix of original fiction and reprints, and featuring a variety of authors: from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven't heard of yet. When ...
 
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Knifepoint Horror
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These tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia adhere to the most primal element of storytelling: a single human voice describing events exactly as it experienced them. The stories, stripped of even proper titles, spill forward as taut, uninterrupted confessions. Knifepoint Horror leaves nothing but the story's riveting spine to compel and chill you to the core. Music by Kevin MacLeod. These stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, mean ...
 
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PseudoPod
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The Sound of Horror
 
A regular podcast that features the paranormal and Indie horror industry. We feature new true ghost stories submitted to us from international sources. We interview horror authors, ghost hunters and people who have suffered paranormal experiences. We talk about folklore and explore the greater world. Is there life beyond? Art, stories and observations about the veil.
 
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King Falls AM
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King Falls AM centers on a lonely little mountain town's late-night AM talk radio show and its paranormal, peculiar happenings and inhabitants.New shows available the 1st and 15th of every month! Be sure to start from Sammy's first show (May 1st, 2015) to stay up to date with all your King Falls favorites.
 
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Tales To Terrify
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The Audio Horror Fiction Magazine
 
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Creepy
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A collection of the most famous and disturbing creepypastas and urban legends in the world. Listener discretion is advised. Support the podcast and get more stories at Patreon.com/Creepypod Stories requests can be made on twitter @creepypod or via email at creepypod@gmail.com
 
This podcast features various scary stories and creepypasta from popular Youtuber MaddMike. These creepy stories are narrations of different peoples postings on reddit. From deep web, stalkers, serial killers, and murder. These stories will be sure to keep you awake all night and under the cover.
 
Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!
 
Shadowvane is a radio drama podcast centered around telling tales of horror and suspense. Instead of one continuous story, we tell our stories in a limited number of episodes.
 
Tales of Horror takes you back to the early days of radio when alone with your imagination the story tellers on the radio would take you into the world of ghosts,macabre,demons,and tales of the supernatural. Turn down the lights and enter the world of Tales of Horror.
 
A multiple story, full-cast horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun off from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show features a myriad of talented vocal performers and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors.
 
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Bedtime Stories
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Turn off the lights, get into bed and plug in your earphones. It's time for a creepy bedtime story. For the discerning horror fan, we cover the most chilling cases from around the world. From the paranormal to the supernatural, unsolved mysteries and strange deaths to cryptids, conspiracy theories and the most disturbing of true crimes, all told in a unique and creepy way. Join us every week for a new scary story.bedtime.stories@outlook.com
 
A macabre urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, gentrification, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest. After sixteen years in prison, the indomitable Dolores Roach returns to a New York City neighborhood that has changed drastically in her absence. Her boyfriend missing, her family long gone, Dolores is recognized only by an old stoner friend, Luis, who gives Dolores room and board and lets her give massages for cash in the basement apartment under his dilapidated empanada shop. When the ...
 
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Dark Tome
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What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds? Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side?Cassie, a wayward teen, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village.The Dark Tome is a new take on the anthology audio fiction podcast, featuring fantastic stories by contemp ...
 
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Mabel
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Mabel is a fiction podcast about ghosts, family secrets, strange houses, and missed connections.
 
Ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends from the dark backroads of the American South, told by the region's best storytellers. Original short stories and classic campfire tales. Website: http://themoonlitroad.com
 
The OFFICIAL Mr. Creepy Pasta's Creepypasta Storytime!Support the Podcast here: https://ko-fi.com/mrcreepypastaHey there kids! It's me, Mr. Creepy Pasta! And I think I might have found a new way to bring Creepy Pasta stories from the deep dark stones of the crypt and right to the ear balls in your head. If you're as excited as I am to hear a good story of terror and fear as I am then give me a subscription, hide under your blanket, and prepare yourself for some sweet dreams. Creepypasta Stor ...
 
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The Dark Verse
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Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep.
 
Hillbilly Horror Stories is a mostly paranormal show hosted by stand up comedian Jerry Paulley and his wife Tracy. They touch on all things eerie including true stories behind your favorite horror movies, Rock n Roll and the occult, unsolved mysteries and creepy true crime. Serious enough for the true paranormal fan but funny enough for the skeptics! Proud member of Dark Myths Collective.
 
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Midnight Horror
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Midnight Horror is a series of short scary stories created and narrated by Rachel Craig. New epsiodes monthly.
 
The Voice of Horror
 
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Midnight Marinara
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Midnight Marinara is a monthly podcast/radio play that serializes Creepypasta stories into full-fledged audio dramas. Whether it's a well-known chiller or a deserving unknown that catches attention, we endeavor to present an entertaining spin on these tales of the macabre. Pour some of this on your Creepypasta come midnight!
 
NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS is a fortnightly podcast featuring performances of dark, short stories, both contemporary and classic, by voice actor Kristin Holland. You'll hear works of creepy fiction from the likes of Lovecraft, Poe and even Shakespeare as well as horror stories from contemporary writers; both emerging and renowned. Our humble narrator already appears in the world of horror podcasting as a featured voice artist on the 'Simply Scary Podcast', performing Creepypasta and chilling ta ...
 
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Pleasing Terrors
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Join acclaimed ghost storyteller Mike Brown for a bi-weekly tour through the shadows of history. The Pleasing Terrors Podcast features stories about haunted places, creepy history, and forgotten folklore.
 
Kyle Kinane and Dave Stone talk about ghosts and barbeque and maybe interview people and maybe have had a few drinks before they started recording.
 
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Horror Stories
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Horror Old Time Radio goes into the world of the unknown which is sure to creep you out! Turn the lights off and enter the real of the supernatural world of Horror.
 
TRUE Scary Stories, REAL Ghost Stories, and CREEPY Animal and Cryptid Sightings. This is Darkness Prevails, a horror podcast that specializes in giving you nightmares. With non-stop horror stories, you can finally die happy and afraid. Just remember, this world is a strange one! Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/darknessprevails/support
 
True horror stories written by those that made it out alive. First person accounts narrated and produced by Andrew Tate in an anthology of terror and suspense.
 
Podcast dedicated to the side of history that goes bump in the night. Every episode's content features community time that includes listener mail and experiences, a “Moment In Oddity” and “History Of The Day” segments and then interviews and discussions about a historic location, event or person and the hauntings associated with the subject of the particular show. The tagline for the show is “Ghost tours for the theater of the mind” and our goal is to entertain you while creeping you out jus ...
 
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Wrong Station
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You are currently listening to the Wrong Station. Have a seat, stay a while. There's this story I've been dying to tell you. Maybe you'll find it interesting.
 
H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain.
 
The Blood Crow Stories is an anthology series of horror stories. Our first season highlights the story of the S.S. Utopia, a cruise ship in the early 1900's. Modern-day college student, Max, begins to do his thesis on the audio diaries of the passengers on the ship. What he didn't know were the horrors that were waiting for him among the tapes, and why the ship sank so mysteriously almost 100 years ago.
 
From the master of the psychological horror genre comes this brilliant collection 12 Creepy Tales by Edgar Allan Poe. It features some of his classics like The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat and The Cask of Amontillado which are supreme examples of his craft. The Black Cat is a truly horrifying story of a death-row confession of guilt by a serial killer. The much loved family cat becomes the agent of his destruction and inevitable descent into crime and madness. Another superb story is The F ...
 
... dedicated to the Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of M.R. James.
 
From H.P. Lovecraft: An investigation into the disappearance of a young man from a locked room in an asylum.
 
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DreadCast
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An Audiobook Podcast Series Featuring Original Short Horror StoriesCheck us out on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/DreadCastAudio/Twitter: twitter.com/DreadCastAudioInstagram: www.instagram.com/dreadcastaudio/Tumblr: dreadcastfiction.tumblr.com/Patreon: www.patreon.com/DreadCastCreated by Shehzar ShahMusic by Sofrozyne.Music: www.youtube.com/channel/UC08XBs9O4-OkDPAJl-RQ3UQ
 
2016 People's Choice Podcast Awards Nominee!!Horror! Gore! Comedy! Questionable Material! All this and MORE on The Horrorfied Podcast!Laugh as your Horror Hosts Justin, Ian, Sarah and Producer Xack talk about all the slashy, schlocky gore and horror they love, hate, and love to hate and tear it apart piece by piece! Gasp as your humble narrators tear down the ooky spooky curtain and dive into the trenches of the terrifying unknown and dish about the occult, paranormal, and true crime events ...
 
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GraveYard Tales
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We tell the stories of haunted places, ghost encounters, cryptid encounters, the paranormal, preternatural, and every oddity imaginable. And we have a few laughs while we're at it! Join your hosts Adam & Matt in their discussions of these topics and email them your thoughts at GraveYardTalesPodcast@gmail.com (mailto:GraveYardTalesPodcast@gmail.com)We thank you for joining us in the GraveYard!
 
Creepy, scary, and paranormal horror stories. Haunting fiction stories, creepypasta, and even some stories written by Spooky Boo. These truly are scary stories to tell in the dark or listen to at bedtime.
 
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Cthulhu
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This show is inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos. You will hear readings of his works, and horror or ghost stories by other authors. The Lovecraft "period" is primarily the 1920's and you will also hear history and music from that period. The aim is to provide anything appropriate to that time frame. However anything "Lovecraft" like or spooky is likely to appear on this show. You are invited to contribute your stories!
 
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Author : Eden Royce Narrator : Rasheedah Prioleau Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Hag Ride” was originally published in Steamy Screams from Blood Bound Books (2011), then in the author’s collection Spook Lights: Southern Gothic Horror (2015) Hag Ride by Eden Royce Frieda stood in the kitchen’s dull light ...…
 
On the second part in our three part series, we cover the various phenomena experienced by the Gorman family on Skinwalker Ranch prior to the full investigation, from cattle mutilations to orange portals to other worlds to deadly blue orbs. Get your Health + Ancestry Service kit at http://23andme.com/left Robinhood is giving listeners a free st ...…
 
A little historical horror.The Author: https://www.reddit.com/user/Iskander_Khan/posts/Video!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa4CdSenSTQRead along!: https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/ang9dq/ive_never_told_anyone_of_the_nightmare_which/Aminooo!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.narvii.amino.x220474164&hl=en_US & https: ...…
 
Tales to Terrify 369 David Whitaker Sonora Taylor Coming Up Good Evening: 00:00:42 David Whitaker’s Do You Dig as read by Ron Jon: 00:07:47 Sonora Taylor’s Crow’s Gift as read by Michelle Kane: 00:21:44 Pleasant Dreams: 00:48:51 Pertinent Links The District of Wonders Network Patreon Sloss Furnaces David Whitaker Ron Jon @ The Spectre Collector ...…
 
Seenhttp://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/SeenA terrifying creepypasta about a demon or ghost living in the house of a person dying to record what is going on and who is moving objects around the home.The Seven Artifactshttp://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Seven_ArtifactsThis creepypasta puts a new spin on the 7 deadly sins!…
 
EPISODE 111: PARAPSYCHOLOGY Paranormal investigator, writer and journalist Don Allison chats with horror author T. Fox Dunham about myriad techniques and devices used in the pursuit of parapsychology. Don investigated the battlefields of haunted Gettysburg with dowsing rods and a ghost box, and he shares his insights about these ancient and mod ...…
 
In this episode I visit some of Savanah's most haunted locations. Suggested Reading: Haunted Savanah: America's Most Spectral City by James Caskey Haunted Savannah by Georgia R. Byrd
 
We’ve got some feel good ghost story emails for you this episode!
 
Case #8312111 Statement of Doctor Jonathan Fanshawe, regarding the months leading to the death and autopsy of Albrecht Von Closen. Original statement given as part of a letter to Jonah Magnus, November 21st 1831. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: mielebit, Devin Goodman, the tempe ...…
 
In Episode 79, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head out to Seguin Lighthouse off the coast of Maine near the Kennebec River in search of the source of the phantom piano music that's been heard all over the island and even on the mainland. A lighthouse has been in service on this island since 1795, and today the building and grounds are said to be h ...…
 
Today I have two frightening creepypasta stories about unbridled self-esteem for you. The first, a story of two conceited and overbearing pirates who find out that pride and selfishness can be a cruel curse. The second, a tale of pride and self-esteem, not controlled by the love of oneself but by the love of the devil himself.For more details o ...…
 
Ben 'n' Henry break the down the week's true crime stories: Lorena Bobbitt is back, Michelle Carter goes to prison, and MORE. TRIPLE L. Use the link http://candidco.com/sidestories to save 25% on your modeling kit.
 
(23) No man jokes with food. Does your husband like a kind of food? Try to change your cooking. Rumour has it that in the early mornings, the expressways of Abuja are littered with dead bodies. Iman’s Toyota cut through the dusty fog of the early morning, the dark outside her windscreen occasionally broken by the few working streetlights. Never ...…
 
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Wait... this seems... familiar...Video!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lzjrPWtCvERead along!: http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Mysterious_CallerAminooo!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.narvii.amino.x220474164&hl=en_US & https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mrcreepypasta-amino/id1142706153?mt=8Check out my new books! A collecti ...…
 
Listen to this scary story about a house of ghosts and demons ready to eat your soul and take over your body. A nice family moves into an abandoned house and is haunted by terrifying ghosts and demons who can possess their bodies.
 
In this podcast Steve Rasnic Tem talks about Figures Unseen, the art and practice of writing, The Man on the Ceiling, and much more. About Steve Rasnic Tem Steve Rasnic Tem’s collaborative novella with his late wife Melanie Tem, The Man On The Ceiling, won the World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and International Horror Guild awards in 2001. … Continue ...…
 
Kyle and Dave never even get there this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
The hunters attempt to hatch a plan before the subject of that plan hatches on them. Martha has a troubling realization about her unusual bond with the creature, and it falls to our protagonists--with a little help from their local parks service--to decide what this means for them and their quarry. CONTENT WARNING for spiders. Big ones. Moriah ...…
 
Prepare to get scalped! This week we’re talking about the horror western, Bone Tomahawk.
 
Three scary stories about horrifying demons are in this trilogy of frightening creepypasta tales. For information about the stories, visit my website at http://www.scarystorytime.com or my Patreon page at http://www.spookyboo.club.
 
Happy Monday Spooksters! If you can't guess by the title of this episode, this week the gal pals are talking all about ALIENS! More specifically, alien abductions. Jessica will let you know a whole interesting list of ways to know if you've been abducted or not. Then Tara has two stories to share from those who have had a close encounter themse ...…
 
Our oceans are some of the most remote regions on the planet. Because of that, people have filled that darkness and space with stories that reflect our common fears and deepest suspicious. Unfortunately, the pages of history offer less reason than we might hope for, leaving us to wonder exactly what might be out there, lurking beneath the waves ...…
 
A little dancing never hurt anyone... *** Credited to Dylan Charles *** Check out Extraterrestrial at parcast.com/extraterrestrial *** Please consider supporting the podcast at Patreon.com/Creepypod or creepypod.com/support *** You can also subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/creepypod *** Produced by Steve Blizin, Puzzle Audio ...…
 
Don’t worry though. I know I look a little intimidating to everyday people, but I promise there’s a reason for the way I look. I’m not gonna talk your ear off, either. I know most people hate having people next to them on the bus, but I’m usually able to change their minds. But enough about me. Where are you going? Performed by Joey Graff.…
 
Jerry and Tracy discuss some of the most famous Men In Black encounters and Ep.3 of Hillbilly Horror House, our new audio drama Tonight,s sponsor is Wix. www.wix.com/podcast to save 10%
 
Stories in this episode: Man laying halfway inside my kitchen floor, let’s not meet. - kikaOD When I lived in Japan my neighbor really did not like me - taylorferran The monster that almost ate my mother - Emily Story My encounter with Negan at an abandoned hospital- boygenieous BONUS STORY: Dr. Ramsey - sweetmercy Send in your stories: letsnot ...…
 
In January 2017, authorities solemnly called an end to the global effort which had occupied the minds and the prayers of millions for the past three years. Over 120,000 square kilometers of Indian ocean had been combed around the clock with cutting edge technology, but despite all this effort, we're still no closer to solving the disappearance ...…
 
We’ve returned! Morgan tells the tale of a Massachusetts family haunted by a mysterious and territorial spirit. The matriarch is convinced it’s her estranged mother’s spirit but their neighbor has another idea. Listen and find out! Email us your ghost stories at letterstocamp@gmail.com Morgan and Katy are lifelong best friends and ghost story e ...…
 
Odds are we’re currently in an airport, on an airplane, or in an airport again. That’s why we’re coming at you live from Phoenix, AZ, this week! Em covers the Jerome Grand Hotel, which is full of bearded ghosts, headless ghosts, and best of all, cat ghosts. The hotel is also inexplicably proud of its ancient elevator, but we’d advise against us ...…
 
It's episode 10 of Season 12. On this week's show we have tales about those thoughts and visions of the darkness beyond the veil. "Far and Wee"† written by M.J. Pack and performed by Sarah Thomas & Atticus Jackson. (Story starts around 00:04:00) "Pass It On"† written by Penny Tailsup and performed by Addison Peacock & Nichole Goodnight. (Story ...…
 
I wouldn't want to see my own Nana underneath ANY house.The Author: Video!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQm_KDP8oMwRead along!: https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/48jjat/my_grandma_lived_under_the_house/Aminooo!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.narvii.amino.x220474164&hl=en_US & https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mrcre ...…
 
Join us as we take the plunge into one of the more famous paranormal cases of modern times: Skinwalker Ranch! On this first episode, we cover the bloody history of the area, the legend of the Skinwalker itself, and the decades of paranormal activity that preceded the infamous Gorman case. Go to http://simplisafe.com/left to protect your home an ...…
 
Author : Deborah L. Davitt Narrator : John Bell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 635: Last Week I Was Esther is a PseudoPod original. Last Week I was Esther by Deborah L. Davitt Last week, I was Esther. I remember her plump face, pearl earrings, and huge handbag, stuffed with treats for her grand ...…
 
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