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From Ballen Studios, welcome to Bedtime Stories. From the paranormal to the supernatural, unsolved mysteries, strange deaths, cryptids, and the most disturbing of true crime, we’ll bring you stories from around the world, all told in a unique and bone-chilling way. New episodes every Wednesday. To submit story ideas, email: bedtime.stories@outlook.com
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Out of the terrifying mind of Rodney Barnes comes RUN, FOOL!, a weekly compendium of grisly and harrowing tales guaranteed to make you scream. Pull up a seat at the campfire and lean in for a new breed of modern ghost story. If you get too scared ... RUN, FOOL! From the page to the screen – and now straight to your ears – Rodney Barnes has created genre defining stories about monsters, demons, vampires, and the occult. With RUN, FOOL!, every week he’ll tell a new story, each of a different p ...
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Story One – The Lava Lake Murders During the early days of 1924, three fur trappers working out in the wilds of central Oregon were murdered in a brutal and savage manner. A century later, the full circumstances surrounding their deaths remain an enduring mystery. Who was responsible for the Lava Lake murders? Story Two – Lost In Las Vegas In this …
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Story One – The Legend of the Mothman In 1966, the residents of a small town in West Virginia were stalked by seven-foot-tall creature with wings and glowing red eyes. Was he real or just a figment of the imagination? And does recent photographic evidence suggest he may have returned? Story Two – Who was the Grinning Man? Alien? Humanoid cryptid? M…
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A lab develops a chemical spray that shrinks trash as part of an effort to curb New York’s waste problem. But the plan backfires when the spray inadvertently spawns a ravenous, filthy monster. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
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Story One – Trains, Planes and Timeslips History is littered with the mysterious disappearances of individuals, who vanished from the face of the Earth whilst travelling routine journeys. Many of these instances have proven frustrating to investigate, as neither the transportation that was involved or its occupants were ever located. And in a minor…
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Story One – Ghosts of Kadena Airbase It is common for locations that have played host to major military conflict to feature persistent manifestations of ghosts or other such paranormal entities. But the Japanese island of Okinawa is the site of a somewhat disproportionate number of supernatural sightings. Join us this week, as we walk amongst the G…
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Story One – Strangeness in the Borderlands For close to a century, the officers of the United States Border Patrol have traversed the foothills and valleys of the Otay Mesa, located in California’s San Diego County. But in addition to contending with an endless stream of individuals attempting to illegally enter the United States, these agents have…
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Story One – The Warminster Thing During the Christmas period of 1964, the inhabitants of a small town in rural Wiltshire found themselves subjected to a series of horrifying and inexplicable sonic attacks. Were these assaults a naturally occurring phenomenon? Or were they something more insidious? Join us as we look into The Warminster Thing. Story…
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Story One – The Devil in the Doll Whilst stories of haunted dolls can be traced back many generations, it was not until the arrival of Hollywood characters such as ‘Chucky’ and ‘Annabel’ that the concept of possessed puppets truly cemented itself within the wider public consciousness. In this episode, we examine three allegedly true stories of toys…
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Story One – The Mysterious Pentyrch Incident During a cold February evening in 2016, a bewildering incident would transpire on the outskirts of Cardiff, which would in time go on to become known as the ‘Welsh Roswell Incident.' Did the British military genuinely ambush a UFO in the Welsh valleys, or was this instead a misunderstanding of more earth…
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Story One – Phone Calls From The Dead We have previously explored reports concerning the spirits of those who have passed on, but this week, we will be examining a phenomenon which is even more bewildering. Instances in which friends and relatives have received what should have otherwise been an impossible phone call from the dead. Story Two – Rena…
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During the hot Kentucky summer of 1955, an entire family burst into a local police station, shouting in panic that their home had been attacked by aliens. The officer on duty reacted with amusement but little did he know, that what he was now dealing with would become one of the most prolific and well documented cases of extraterrestrial visitation…
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Story One – Tragedy in Death Valley America’s Death Valley is aptly named, being the site of the highest ambient air temperature ever recorded on Earth. Over the centuries, this region has claimed the lives of countless travellers who were poorly prepared for the extreme dangers such an unforgiving environment presents. Join us as we examine one su…
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Story One – The Mystery of the Midnight Rider In this story, we examine one of the lesser known of America’s unsolved crimes. A series of murders which took place during the early 1900’s, perpetrated by an enigmatic and brutal killer. One who would become known over time as the Midnight Rider. Story Two – The Misery of the Myrtles Plantation Given …
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Story One – The Philadelphia Experiment In this story, we explore one of the most notorious covert military projects of all time, involving an alleged attempt during World War II to make a naval vessel disappear from the visual plane. In the aftermath, it was soon discovered that the test had tragic consequences, leaving many of its crew in states …
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In part 1 of Lone Pine Mountain Devil, an internet rabbit hole leads Rodney to the social media channel of a cryptid hunting couple. Shane and Maxine are on the verge of internet fame when tragedy strikes. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
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Story One – Ghosts of the London Underground The Underground has been at the centre of London’s transport infrastructure for a century and a half. During that time, it has played host to many historical events, from sheltering civilians in the second world war, to being a target of the 2005 London terrorist attacks. Many people have lost their live…
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Story One – The Monster of Morbach Throughout the summer of 1988, American military personnel stationed on the European mainland were ecstatic about the possibility of the Cold War coming to a close. But at one West German airbase, the conflict still had one last terrifying incident to inflict upon the hapless defenders. Story Two – The Mad Gasser …
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During the latter half of the Cold War, American military personnel who were stationed in the United Kingdom were involved in a series of disturbing incidents, during which they reported mysterious interactions with unidentified flying objects. MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: …
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Story One – Mysteries of the Bennington Triangle Tucked away near the borders of Vermont and Massachusetts is a small area of land believed to be the focal point for a wide variety of unexplained and mysterious phenomena. It is a place of outstanding natural beauty, but also one of great danger. Story Two – Vanishings of the Great Lakes Triangle Th…
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In the first episode of this horror mystery, a Maine teen vanishes in the middle of the night and the town's sheriff is determined to track him down before it's too late. But each new clue leads to more questions than answers. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-i…
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Story One – The Village That Vanished History is littered with instances in which large groups of people have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. In many of these cases, some form of explanation has eventually come to light. But for some, the facts are so inexplicable that no convincing hypothesis has ever been agreed upon. In this story, w…
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During our previous episode, we examined a series of strange incidents, which are believed to have taken place at an isolated cattle ranch, located in Eastern Colorado. But as inexplicable and fantastic as those occurrences may have been, they are in some ways eclipsed by a somewhat unrelated series of events, which are alleged to have transpired o…
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The US state of Colorado possesses a colourful history of strange and inexplicable incidents. From the San Luis Valley to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, many residents have reported bizarre phenomena including strange lights and cattle mutilations. In this episode, we will hear the accounts of one man who spent almost a decade in charge of a…
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Story One – The Peculiar Death of Peter Gibbs In December 1975, a light aircraft took off from a hotel in the west of Scotland, on a recreational flight. It did not return, and when evidence was eventually uncovered about the loss of both the plane and its pilot, there were more questions than answers. This week, we try to unravel the complexities …
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When Rodney was trying to break into Hollywood in his early 20s, he'd often drive from Maryland to LA through the barren, dusty backroads of the Southwest. Then he had an inexplicable encounter with a hitchhiker that convinced him to avoid the desert route. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art…
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In the dark stretches between our towns and cities, there lies millions upon millions of miles of road. These paved networks are the life blood of our economies and facilitate our connections with the wider world. They also provide the settings for some of the most disturbing encounters on record. Join us as we explore these highways of horror. MUS…
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A father and son go out on a routine crabbing excursion in the Chesapeake Bay when their boat begins to rock violently. They initially write it off as some rogue wave, but then they see the shadow of a massive snake-like creature glide by. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-…
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Story One – America’s Vampires Over the decades, successive literary and cinematic offerings have gradually bastardised the original interpretation of the vampire from that of a terrifying and murderous monster, into a somewhat romanticised and almost comedic caricature. But the reality behind the concept of vampirism is far removed from the fantas…
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Rodney meets Hank, a blogger who’s made a career out of debunking local legends, at the annual Lizard Man Festival in Bishopville, South Carolina. The pair head into the nearby swamps to uncover the truth behind one of the most lethal monsters. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privac…
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Story One – We Never Went Back It has been nearly fifty years since the last human being set foot upon the lunar surface. Were budget constraints really the driving force behind this decision? Or was it something far more sinister? If the accounts of certain whistleblowers are to be believed, then it might just be that there is something on the moo…
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Miri begins to have terrible nightmares and sleep paralysis when she moves into a new house in rural Georgia. She isn’t too concerned about it at first, but then she encounters something that literally gets under her skin. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
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As one might expect, most paranormal or supernatural encounters occur in the hours of darkness. What is it about the night that seems to manifest these experiences? Is it our own feelings of vulnerability and isolation? Or is it something more profound? This week, we hear accounts from those who work on the dreaded nightshift. MUSIC Tracks used by …
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Rodney revisits a story his grandma used to tell him about a local goat farmer who was taken in the night and hanged off the Kootenai County Bridge. Although that night was the end of the farmer’s life, it was the beginning of something far more terrifying. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art…
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Story One – The Alabama Metal Man When reviewing reports of supposed encounters with strange entities, it’s easy to be skeptical. However, the situation becomes more challenging when crucial witnesses can present seemingly compelling physical evidence to substantiate their claims. Such was the case in an incident, which occurred in the southern Uni…
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