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Ready for something frightful? Host Peter Laws covers dark stories that will make you want to sleep with the light on. If you have a Morbid curiosity with an obsession to having no sleep then this dark topic podcast will be your go to. No stories are too scary for Frightful junkies.
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A couple is forced to leave their home in 1995 after a series of terrifying paranormal incidents... Could these incidents really have been caused by attending a theater show led by a psychic medium? This case is shared in this book. Visit us online. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy…
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The apparent demonic possession of Don Decker – otherwise known as the Pennsylvania Rain Man – is a chilling and bizarre paranormal case. It was so unsettling, that some people began to believe they were literally witnessing the work of the Devil himself. What’s more, these events were witnessed and corroborated by multiple people, including a pris…
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As wild as it sounds, there are multiple claims from eyewitnesses of grotesque, monstrous-looking creatures, possibly from other worlds wreaking havoc in this one. Creatures that are so disturbing that encounters with them could even be fatal. The unsettling encounters we will examine feature creatures whose descriptions are, perhaps bizarrely, aki…
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The Hinterkaifeck Farm murders are truly frightful and remain unexplained over 100 years after they occurred. As well as the brutal slaying of six people, there were hints of paranormal activity taking place. These unsettling events unfolded in early 1922 at the Hinterkaifeck Farm located in the alpine woods of the German state of Bavaria just outs…
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In 1974, two couples had just graduated from college. George and Tina Martell along with Rick and Anna Delapena were about to start new jobs, but finances were tight…so they decided to pool their money and move into a house together. The home they found was creaky and old, but it was spacious. What’s more, it came with furniture…including a paintin…
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In 1974, two couples had just graduated from college. George and Tina Martell along with Rick and Anna Delapena were about to start new jobs, but finances were tight…so they decided to pool their money and move into a house together. The home they found was creaky and old, but it was spacious. What’s more, it came with furniture…including a paintin…
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...1 eerie corn maze... ...9 haunting figures... ...9 spine-tingling tales... ...Will YOU find your way out? This holiday season, step into a labyrinth of shadows and suspense with Shane Waters as your guide. In this chilling collaboration, you'll encounter the hosts of 9 acclaimed true crime podcasts, each offering a dark tale and a life lesson to…
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Last time on Frightful, I took you into the Australian Wilderness, a colossal, yet barely populated area which can be both beautiful and terrifying. We have already encountered a series of human horrors…from cruel killers to babies snatched by animals. But tonight, we head back out into the darkness for one more trip…only this time, the threat may …
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The Outback is an absolutely vast area of Australia, spanning 5.6 million km squared. It covers about 70% of the content of Australia, it would take up half of the United States if placed on top. It’s mostly flat, and covered with soil that is highly infertile and it’s filled with kangaroos, dingos (Australian wild dogs). Despite it’s size, there a…
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In December 1952, Peter and Dorothy McEwan left London and moved to the shores of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. To help run the estate they hired another couple to help run the house. Yet on the very first night, their new housekeeper complains of strange footsteps in her room. It will be only the first stage in a night of terror…as the two …
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In December 1952, Peter and Dorothy McEwan left London and moved to the shores of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. To help run the estate they hired another couple to help run the house. Yet on the very first night, their new housekeeper complains of strange footsteps in her room. It will be only the first stage in a night of terror…as the two …
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Is there anything more Frightful than a serial killer stalking your neighbourhood, picking victims at random, abducting, assaulting, mutilating and killing them. What about four killers, doing exactly that…but working together…as a team. This is one of the most disturbing true crime cases I’ve ever covered for this podcast, and yet it doesn’t seem …
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Is there anything more Frightful than a serial killer stalking your neighbourhood, picking victims at random, abducting, assaulting, mutilating and killing them. What about four killers, doing exactly that…but working together…as a team. This is one of the most disturbing true crime cases I’ve ever covered for this podcast, and yet it doesn’t seem …
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When we talk about ghosts on Frightful, it’s normally a scary, threatening experience. The cases we look at tonight and next time are still scary…but there’s a difference. In each of the accounts you’re about to hear, we will meet people at the mercy of very frightening natural circumstances, from tragic car crashes to twisted sex killers lurking i…
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When we talk about ghosts on Frightful it’s normally a scary, threatening experience. The cases we look at tonight and next time are still scary…but there’s a difference. In each of the accounts you’re about to hear, we will meet people at the mercy of very frightening natural circumstances, from tragic car crashes to twisted sex killers lurking in…
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Skinwalker Ranch in Utah is famous for being a paranormal hotspot, but most people focuses on the strange activity reported on the ranch, like strange lights in the sky, mutilated cattle and sightings of weird wolf-like creatures. Tonight we begin a two part exploration profile of government workers who have not only had unexplained experienced on …
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Skinwalker Ranch in Utah is famous for being a paranormal hotspot, but most people focuses on the strange activity reported on the ranch, like strange lights in the sky, mutilated cattle and sightings of weird wolf-like creatures. Tonight we begin a two part exploration profile of government workers who have not only had unexplained experienced on …
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[Part 2] This Mother’s Day, join Shane Waters on a chilling adventure featuring 14 podcasters as they share sinister stories of motherhood. Mother’s Day is typically a time to honor the love and sacrifices of mothers, but today we’ll be exploring the twisted tales that lurk behind the shadows. It’s an extra special, two parts, more than two-hour, M…
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This Mother’s Day, join Shane Waters on a chilling adventure featuring 14 podcasters as they share sinister stories of motherhood. Mother’s Day is typically a time to honor the love and sacrifices of mothers, but today we’ll be exploring the twisted tales that lurk behind the shadows. It’s an extra special, two parts, more than two-hour, Mother’s D…
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We conclude our two-part look at ‘The Frightful World of Imaginary Friends’, exploring particularly dark cases of invisible companions who have urged others…to murder. I also share about my own imaginary friend from childhood. Core Source: https://cfz.org.uk/book/invizikids/ (book by Michael Hallowell) Discount Codes: Get $1.49 per meal by going to…
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A young girl returns from pre-school and tells her mother all about her new friend Soosha. She wants a colour backpack like Soosha, and hair ribbons like Soosha. She talks of Soosha every day after school. The girls mother attend a school event and, out of curiousity, asks a teacher to point out who Soosha is. The teacher says…'We have no girl call…
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This Easter, join Shane Waters on a whimsical adventure featuring 13 podcasters as they share true stories of con artists and fake deaths. Delve into the magical world of the Enchanted Easterlands, where you’ll encounter peculiar characters and captivating true crime tales. Discover the history and origins of Easter, and experience a journey like n…
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This Easter, join Shane Waters on a whimsical adventure featuring 13 podcasters, including Peter from Frightful, as they share true stories of con artists and fake deaths. Delve into the magical world of the Enchanted Easterlands, where you’ll encounter peculiar characters and captivating true crime tales. Discover the history and origins of Easter…
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After a spate of UFO/UAP sightings in recent years, the military, media and government seem more open to the possibility of extra-terrestrial visitors. Yet most of the reports inspire us to only look up into the heavens and watch the skies. Tonight, we hear a chilling account from one eye witness, who had a bizarre encounter while travelling by rai…
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When I stumbled across a photograph of a mysterious woman on the internet, I was both attracted and disturbed. I had an immediate sense that this beautiful woman had a strange frightening quality. As I dug deeper, I realised my instincts were right. Tonight on Frightful we explore the disturbing story of Anne Hamilton Byrne, a cult leader who syste…
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…12 dates … …14 love gone wrong stories… …Will YOU be my Valentine? This Valentine’s Day, prepare for a unique podcast experience! Shane Waters will introduce 14 crime podcast hosts. Each host brings a new, love gone wrong true story to mix. It’s an extra special, two part, more than two-hour, Valentine event. Part 2 of 2. Podcasts are listed here …
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…12 dates … …14 love gone wrong stories… …Will YOU be my Valentine? This Valentine’s Day, prepare for a unique podcast experience! Shane Waters will introduce 14 crime podcast hosts. Each host brings a new, love gone wrong true story to mix. It’s an extra special, two part, more than two-hour, Valentine event. Part 1 of 2. Podcasts are listed here …
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We humans have long relied on animals, not only for food, but for meaningful companionship. Indeed, many of us have developed wonderfully close relationships with all manner of creatures... Yet sometimes, animals can become the source of the ultimate horror... I'm Peter Laws, and tonight on Frightful, we face the 'Worst Animal Attacks Ever'. (Part …
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(Part 1 of 2) We humans have long relied on animals, not only for food, but for meaningful companionship. Indeed, many of us have developed wonderfully close relationships with all manner of creatures... Yet sometimes, animals can become the source of the ultimate horror... I'm Peter Laws, and tonight on Frightful, we face the 'Worst Animal Attacks…
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Imagine there was an imposter in your house… It would be terrifying but at least you could call the police, and they could hopefully remove them. But what if the invader couldn’t be seen or heard by others…only you. Even worse…what if this unwelcome guest utterly loathed you, and wanted nothing more than your death and destruction. I'm Peter Laws, …
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Hold on, I forgot how to do this. Wait, they're listening hold o--Hello, Fright Fans! We've been gone a long time, did you miss us? You...didn't even realize we were gone? Well fine, I didn't miss you either, and I guess this macaroni bracelet is staying with me! Anyway, it's the Holidays, so we're doing a commentary watch-along track to the 1996 C…
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Imagine there was an imposter in your house… It would be terrifying but at least you could call the police, and they could hopefully remove them. But what if the invader couldn’t be seen or heard by others…only you. Even worse…what if this unwelcome guest utterly loathed you, and wanted nothing more than your death and destruction. I'm Peter Laws, …
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In this Bonus Episode, host Peter Laws shares a very strange experience that he had as a teenager...that came back in his early 20s. Did he witness a ghost, a demon, a cryptid...or was it all just a trick of the mind. Decide for yourself in tonight's bonus episode - 'My Own Frightful Story' If you'd like to engage with Peter about this or any other…
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(PART TWO) Tonight, we return to the frontier town in Springfield, Massachusetts, where witchcraft fever is about to explode. This is the second and final part of my immersive retelling of the little known story of Hugh and Mary Parsons - The Witches of Springfield, 1651 . Note: I first learned about this case from the excellent and in depth book, …
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(PART ONE) Tonight, I will take you to frontier town in Springfield, Massachusetts. The year is 1651, and strange things are starting to occur…livestock are dying, crops are struggling, and food is starting to spoil. Locals are even having strange seizures, and at night, as they try to sleep, they are haunted by terrifying nightmares. Then, the chi…
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…1 campfire… …1 dark forest… …31 bone-chilling stories… …Will YOU survive the night? This Halloween season, enter the woods for a unique and truly epic podcast experience! Around the campfire Shane Waters will introduce 31 crime podcast hosts, including Frightful. Each host brings a new, nerve-wracking true story to the circle. It’s an extra specia…
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…1 campfire… …1 dark forest… …31 bone-chilling stories… …Will YOU survive the night? This Halloween season, enter the woods for a unique and truly epic podcast experience! Around the campfire Shane Waters will introduce 31 crime podcast hosts, including Frightful. Each host brings a new, nerve-wracking true story to the circle. It’s an extra specia…
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A child is walking through the streets of a Russian town, when he is approached by a group of men. They are on their way to a funeral...and they demand that the boy comes with them. When he gets there, he'll be forced to do something that will set a ghoulish and shocking course for the rest of his life. I'm Peter Laws, and tonight on this Bonus Epi…
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They call it 'the happiest place on earth', but behind the curtain you'll find a surprisingly morbid history in the Disney theme parks. Join Peter Laws for an immersive exploration of shocking coaster accidents and murder, to roaming ghosts and human remains... This is the second in a two part special, exploring... 'The Disenchanted Kingdom, and th…
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They call it 'the happiest place on earth', but behind the curtain you'll find a surprisingly morbid history in the Disney theme parks. Join Peter Laws for an immersive exploration of shocking coaster accidents and murder, to roaming ghosts and human remains... This is the first in a two part special, exploring... 'The Disenchanted Kingdom, and the…
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Tonight we continue our look at a supernatural mystery from 1977, tied to the brutal murder of a woman. After months of investigation it looked like the police would be unable to solve the crime. And yet, a frightening series of paranormal events would occur in the wake of her death. A ghostly intervention, that might just allow the police to clear…
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Tonight we look at a supernatural mystery from 1977, tied to the brutal murder of a woman. After months of investigation it looked like the police would be unable to solve the crime. And yet, a frightening series of paranormal events would occur in the wake of her death. A ghostly intervention, that might just allow the police to clear the case aft…
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We conclude our look at a horrendous case of ritual murder, committed by a Welsh teenager. He was convinced that by drinking the blood of an elderly woman, he would become a vampire. What exactly did he do that night, how was he caught, and more to the point...why would he believe that he could become a vampire. I'm Peter Laws, and tonight on Frigh…
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There is a small and quaint village in North Wales that is famous for having the longest place name in Britain. Believe it or not, it's called: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. The only reason I had heard of this village was because of this long name...until 2001, when Llanfair would become known for something much, much …
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In this shorter, bonus episode of Frightful, we explore a subtle but spooky 1912 poltergeist case, where a woman's deathbed seems to be haunted. I also share some information on my other podcasts. Links below: Hometown History Europe: https://link.chtbl.com/HHE Creepy Cove: www.creepycove.com Peter Laws Patreon: www.patreon.com/peterlaws -Visit us …
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We conclude our look at at the curious case of Doreen Irvine. In her book called 'From Witchcraft to Christ', this Christian woman claimed to have once been an important leader in the shadowy world of the occult.... Was her story true? That'll be for you to decide, as we conclude this special two part Frightful, telling the story of "Doreen Irvine …
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Good news, everyone! We finally found Milk at the store! The Ghost Hosts aren't dead! But you know who IS dead? Most of the people in the movie we're doing a watch-along of today, the classic Night of the Living Dead, the original zombie movie! So pop some popcorn, grab a big bowl of brains, and watch along with us as we take a trip down memory lan…
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I was walking through town one morning when I noticed lots of unspooled audio cassette tape tangled in the railings of a church. Curious, I turned to my friend and said - 'I guess it must be kids messing around.' He shook his head and said, in all seriousness: 'No, that'll be the witches - they record themselves saying curses against churches and w…
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Four out of five Near Death Experiences (also known as NDE's) are usually positive. People see themselves drifting down a tunnel and they meet lost loved ones, and gain a sense of peace. However, one out of five NDE's are terrifying, where the person is plunged into frightening, disturbing landscapes, sometimes with bizarre malevolent creatures. To…
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