“Welcome,Weirdos!” And with that beginning to each episode, voice actor Darren Marlar brings true stories of the paranormal, supernatural, legends, lore, the strange and bizarre, crime, conspiracy, mysterious, macabre, unsolved and unexplained — seven days a week!

Weird Darkness listeners have described the show as a cross between “Coast to Coast” with Art Bell“The Twilight Zone” with Rod Serling“Unsolved Mysteries” with Robert Stack, and “In Search Of” with Leonard Nimoy.

How would YOU describe it? Well of course you have to take a listen so why not start with some recent episodes like…

“The Serial Killings of Edmund Kemper” and 2 More Horrifying True Stories!

Was Zigmund Adamski really the victim of murderous extraterrestrial visitors? If so, why would they choose to kill a human and leave his body for all the world to see? (The Zigmund Adamski Extraterrestrial Incident) ** A Weirdo family member shares her hair-raising incident with an invisible phantom’s hand. (Hair Raising Experience) …

“The Criminal Investigation of a UFO Incident” and More Creepy True Tales!

Hundreds of years after his death, the tomb of William Longespee was opened and what was found horrified the man who opened it… the skeleton of a black rat was found in the skull of Longespee – but that wasn’t the end of the story! (The Rat In Longespee’s Skull) ** Most people are superstitious to at least a tiny degree – avoiding walking under ladders, not opening umbrellas indoors, or having a tingle down the spine every Friday the 13th. Perhaps you have a favorite or “lucky” shirt to wear on special occasions – or a lucky pair of socks. Maybe you have to dress from left to right instead of the other way around. Superstitions may seem silly, but we seem to live with them everywhere – but your superstitions don’t hold a candle to the ones believed by those in the theater. Thespians on and off the stage have some pretty bizarre concepts about what is lucky and unlucky…

“History’s Most Violent Ghosts” and More Terrifying True Stories!

Many ghost stories are frightening but leave the person encountering them shaken, but no more worse for wear. Perhaps a light touch on the shoulder, the moving of an object, a whisper in the ear, or a cold chill for the more intense cases. But then there are those hauntings that leave the person hysterical… or physically hurt… or even dead. We’ll look at some of the most violent ghosts and hauntings of all time. (History’s Most Violent Ghosts) ** Dixon, Illinois needed a bridge – Mr. L.E. Truesdell was an expert bridge builder. But people had doubts as to whether what he was being asked to do could be accomplished. The naysayers were ignored – and tragedy arrived, (The Truesdell Bridge Disaster) …

Ghost Causes Motorcycle Crash, Chained Witch, and More!

HOUR ONE: In 1942 a giant UFO hovered over the city of Los Angeles and was witnessed by military and civilians alike, with hundreds of reports of the encounter afterward. (1942’s Battle of Los Angeles) ** Located in the middle of the historic section of Glenwood Cemetery in Mississippi is a grave surrounded by chain links which caretakers are cautious to never allow to break or come loose – for the results might be tragic to those living within the town. (The Chained Witch) …

“The Malevolent Men in Black” and More Disturbing True Stories!

The mysterious Men in Black have been around long before Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones put on the black suits and sunglasses. The encounters with these strange men have been taking place for decades. Sometimes unnerving, often bizarre, and almost always chilling for those they approach. (The Sinister Men In Black) ** Legend has it that a four-legged fiend with glowing eyes and a blood-curdling howl stalks the area of Devon, England. The mystery creature was seen only yards away from a party of schoolchildren, the animal has a thick, shaggy coat, rounded ears and large front limbs which would be powerful enough to tear human flesh. Is it man’s best friend – or a hell hound?  (Phantom Hound) …

Hopefully you’ll enjoy those episodes and more like these listeners…

“This is my “Go To” podcast for everything strange and interesting! Darren is a professional and one of the hardest working people in the business of podcasting…”

“I’m loving it. Darren is a great story teller and I’m loving his voice. Don’t stop the stories!”

“I recommend Weird Darkness to anybody who loves the weird things.”

“This is by far the best podcast ever.”

“Omg i absolutely love this podcast I listen to it everyday. I have always been a fan of the paranormal and weird things and this Podcast is just awesome!”

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Additional Information:

AWARDS & ACCOLADES:* Named one of the “20 Best Storytellers in Podcasting” by Podcast Business Journal* Consistently ranked one of the “Best Paranormal Podcasts” by PlayerFM* Consistently ranked one of the “Best Paranormal Podcasts” by Feedspot* Top 10 Finalist for “Storyteller/Drama” category in the “People’s Choice Podcast Awards“: 2019, 2021, 2022* Top 10 Finalist for “True Crime” category for the “People’s Choice Podcast Awards” in 2021, 2022* Top 10 Finalist for “Society/Culture” category for the “People’s Choice Podcast Awards” in 2021* Ranked in the Top 5 of Podcast Magazine‘s “Best True Crime and Horror” podcasts

The Host:

Weird Darkness is hosted by voice artist, Darren Marlar, who is also the creator of the podcast.

Darren Marlar lived in the Kansas City area for the majority of his childhood and teen years, and calls Olathe, Kansas his hometown. From elementary school onward he found himself entertaining people in some way or another. Acting on stage, singing in a variety of choral groups, being the front-man for rock bands, or as a soloist for competition and in churches, getting involved in community theater, and eventually discovering radio in 1990, in which he has worked full-time up to today… (continue here)

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