“HOW MANY MOVIES COULD YOU SEE IN ONE YEAR?” #WeirdDarkness #BonusBite Image

“HOW MANY MOVIES COULD YOU SEE IN ONE YEAR?” #WeirdDarkness #BonusBite

19 September 2023 - 2 mins
Podcast Series Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved

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IN THIS EPISODE: A Pennsylvania man earned a Guinness World Record by going to the movies 777 times in a one-year period.

SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2023/09/08/Guinness-World-Records-most-movies-one-year/4671694186417/

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“The Case Of Kitty Genovese’s 38 Witnesses” (Based On a True Crime Story) #ShadowsOfDeceit

“The Case Of Kitty Genovese’s 38 Witnesses” (Based On a True Crime Story) #ShadowsOfDeceit

THE TRUE CASE THIS STORY IS BASED ON: In the early morning hours of March 13, 1964, 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was murdered in New York City, a crime that would become infamous due to the claim that 38 witnesses did nothing to help her. This event sparked the development of the "bystander effect" theory, which suggests that individuals in a crowd are less likely to assist in an emergency due to a diffusion of responsibility. However, the narrative of Genovese's death is far more complex than initially reported. Kitty, a bar manager and bookie, was attacked by Winston Moseley near her home. Although some neighbors did call for help, and one, Sophia Farrar, even rushed to her aid, the story was sensationalized by the media. The New York Times, in particular, exaggerated the number of witnesses, leading to widespread misconceptions about the event. Despite the inaccuracies, Genovese's tragic death led to significant societal changes, including the establishment of the 911 emergency call system and deeper exploration into human psychology regarding emergency intervention. This is the true story of Kitty Genovese’s death and the unraveling of the myth surrounding the 38 witnesses. SOURCES… Kaleena Fraga at AllThatsInteresting.com: https://allthatsinteresting.com/kitty-genovese Music provided by Alibi Music Library. = = = = = (Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately.) = = = = = "I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46 = = = = = WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness. = = = = = Originally aired: June 18, 2024 CUSTOM WEBPAGE: https://weirddarkness.com/kitty-genoveses-38-witnesses/

6 mins

19 June Finished

“HAS THE MARY CELESTE MYSTERY BEEN SOLVED?” and More True Macabre Stories! #WeirdDarkness

“HAS THE MARY CELESTE MYSTERY BEEN SOLVED?” and More True Macabre Stories! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: The Mary Celeste was discovered abandoned near the Azores Islands on December 5, 1872 — and to this day, experts are unsure about what happened to its crew. (The Mystery of the Mary Celeste)*** On April 29, 2022, a female corrections officer snuck a convicted felon out of Lauderdale County Jail, kicking off an 11-day manhunt that would end in the prisoner’s re-arrest and the death of the woman he loved and who broke him out. (A Match Made In Prison) *** The Ark of the Covenant, a sacred chest believed to hold the original Ten Commandments. In the 1980s, Ron Wyatt claimed to have found this legendary relic beneath Jerusalem. Did he truly find it? We’ll some of the theories that captivate believers and skeptics alike. (Did This Adventurer Locate The Ark of the Covenant?) *** A young girl's fishing trip turns into a tragic mystery when she vanishes without a trace. As the community searches for answers, a shocking confession leads to a murder trial that left many questioning the truth. (Disappearance at Duck River) *** The Beast of Gévaudan, a mysterious creature that terrorized a small French province in the 1760s with gruesome attacks. Believed by many to be an actual werewolf, it resulted in a frantic hunt for the monster – and even now, over two centuries later, the story still captivates us. But is there any truth to the tale? (The Beast of Gévaudan – Fact or Fiction) *** Frederick Fisher, an English shopkeeper, vanished in 1826 – only to reappear as a ghost to help solve the mystery of his disappearance and death. (The Ghost That Solved Its Own Murder) *** The puzzling case of Sherri Papini’s 2016 kidnapping shocked northern California and led to years of speculation. After her sudden return and subsequent arrest in 2022 for faking the incident, many questions remain unanswered. (The Mysterious Vanishing And Reappearing Of Sherri Papini) YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS… 00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open 00:04:51.744 = The Mystery of the Mary Celeste 00:14:57.002 = The Mysterious Vanishing And Reappearing of Sherri Papini 00:24:15.897 = The Ghost That Solved Its Own Murder 00:31:44.757 = A Match Made In Prison 00:39:57.420 = Did This Adventurer Locate The Ark of the Covenant? 00:47:38.815 = Disappearance at Duck River 00:55:31.442 = The Beast of Gévaudan – Fact or Fiction 01:05:03.076 = Show Close SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE… “The Mystery of the Mary Celeste” source: Austin Harvey, All That’s Interesting:https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/44ax8rzt “The Mysterious Vanishing And Reappearing Of Sherri Papini” source: Jacob Shelton, Graveyard Shift:https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/ycku4txj “The Ghost That Solved Its Own Murder” source: Kaushik Patowary, Amusing Planet: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p842mvn “A Match Made In Prison” source: Hannah Reilly Holtz, All That’s Interesting: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2py46xzu “Did This Adventurer Locate The Ark of the Covenant?” source: Kerry Sullivan, Ancient Origins:https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/yckj9xrf “The Beast of Gévaudan – Fact or Fiction” source: Jake Carter, Anomalien: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/4f7uhhjk “Disappearance at Duck River” source: Robert Waters, KidnappingMurderAndMayhem.com:

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19 June Finished

“THE M.I.B. – MYTHOLOGY OR REALITY?” and More True Scary Stories! #WeirdDarkness #Darkives

“THE M.I.B. – MYTHOLOGY OR REALITY?” and More True Scary Stories! #WeirdDarkness #Darkives

IN THIS EPISODE: A Major in the U.S. Air Force says they captured and held an extraterrestrial creature at New Jersey’s McGuire Air Force Base. 
(Alien Captured By Air Force) *** Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he was pulled from a flaming car by a paranormal entity. Did a ghostly specter save this NASCAR driver’s life? (The Race Car Angel) *** William Dunham was ill-tempered, ready to fight at all times – especially when drunk. He owned two less-than-reputable establishments. So it shouldn’t be a surprise people would want him dead. But when one has so many enemies, it’s not easy for police to find out who the person was that murdered you. (The Dunham Murder) *** I’ll share an account of something very disturbing seen in Michigan – a strange creature… a grayish-colored entity more man than beast, but more paranormal than normal. (Michigan Humanoid) *** Visiting haunted houses, cursed lands, driving on ghostly roads… they all can be scary. Stepping into a hospital at night is incredibly spooky. But image what kind of stories you’d have to tell if you were a night-shift employee at a cemetery. (Creepy Stories of Cemetery Workers) *** 
In all of their different incarnations, the Men in Black usually have one main purpose: to muzzle witnesses of strange, paranormal phenomena. That’s exactly what happened to one UFO hunter while researching what is now known as the Rendlesham Forest incident. (MIB Threaten UFO Hunter) YOUTUBE CHAPTERS & TIME STAMPS… 00:00:00.000 = Title Story Preview and Show Open 00:05:01.899 = MIB Threaten UFO Hunter 00:10:18.583 = Alien Captured By Air Force 00:18:29.602 = The Dunham Murder 00:25:58.231 = The Race Car Angel 00:29:28.550 = Michigan Humanoid 00:38:30.639 = Creepy Stories of Cemetery Workers 00:58:25.852 = Show Close SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE… BOOK: John Guerra’s book “Strange Craft”: https://amzn.to/2QVW0RO MEMO: Lieutenant Halt memo about the UFO incident: https://tinyurl.com/yj63gmzp “The MIB Mythology” by Justin Sablich for History.com: https://tinyurl.com/y87o5ux9 “Alien Captured By Air Force” by Cynthia McKanzie for Message to Eagle: https://tinyurl.com/ygu8nrod “The Dunham Murder” by Robert Wilhelm for Murder By Gaslight: https://tinyurl.com/yxju4wxk “The Race Car Angel” by Brett Tingley for Mysterious Universe: https://tinyurl.com/yg9cpztw “MIB Threaten UFO Hunter” by Laura Rowton for Paranormal Scholar: https://tinyurl.com/yhrefxoc “Michigan Humanoid” by SG, posted at Phantoms and Monsters: https://tinyurl.com/yj8gdrj7 “Creepy Stories of Cemetery Workers” by Bailey Brown for Graveyard Shift: https://tinyurl.com/y37zbv6p Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. = = = = = (Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.) = = = = = "I have come...

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“The Strange History Of Shrunken Heads” #MindOfMarlar

“The Strange History Of Shrunken Heads” #MindOfMarlar

Watch the VIDEO or read the article: https://weirddarkness.com/strange-history-of-shrunken-heads/ Have you ever heard of shrunken heads? You might think they're just stories from explorers about far-off tribes, plot devices from "Gilligan's Island", or a scene from the horror comedy film "Beetlejuice" - but they're actually quite real. They might be small, but the practice of making shrunken heads has a big history...

6 mins

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“THE MAN WITH TWO AND A HALF FACES” and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness #Darkives

“THE MAN WITH TWO AND A HALF FACES” and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness #Darkives

IN THIS EPISODE: Listen for BLOOPERS at the end! *** A woman in Scotland has never heard silence. Not because of the noise around her – but because of the noise in her! (Never a Moment of Silence) *** We’ve all had a song stuck in our heads – but one woman has had the same song playing on a loop in her brain for the past four years, non-stop. (The Ear Worm) *** From too much noise – to none at all. We’ll meet Ezekiel Eads, a man who had no ears and learned to hear the outside world through his mouth! (The Man With No Ears) *** Syphilis is a nasty disease, especially when it eats your nose. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a social life, as many noseless have learned from personal experience. (The No Noses Club) *** Is it possible that it’s better to have no nose at all than to have an extremely long one? We’ll look at a real-life Pinocchio named Thomas Wedders with a giant proboscis! (A Short Story About a Long Nose) *** Imagine living through life with two and a half faces. No, not like a politician – that’s simply two-faced. I mean living with two noses and three eyes. You’re either an extraterrestrial, or you are William Durks. (Two-And-A-Half Faces) *** What exactly is so alluring about those who cherish virginity? Is it about virtue or is it about something else? (Virginity Tests and Cures) SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE… BOOK: “American Sideshow: An Encyclopedia of History's Most Wondrous and Curiously Strange Performers” by Marc Harzman: https://amzn.to/3QGMCC5 BOOK: “The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine” by Lindsey Fitzharris: https://amzn.to/441Devz “Never a Moment of Silence” by Marco Margaritoff for All That’s Interesting: https://tinyurl.com/y4khaqea “The Ear Worm” by Facts Verse: http://www.factsverse.com “The Man With No Ears” by Marc Hartzman for Weird Historian: https://tinyurl.com/ssoc693 “The No Noses Club” by Marc Hartzman for Weird Historian: https://tinyurl.com/u24bd5d “A Short Story About a Long Nose” by Marc Hartzman for Weird Historian: https://tinyurl.com/wkqnc3q “Two and a Half Faces” by Marc Hartzman for Weird Historian: https://tinyurl.com/sflhcqn,https://tinyurl.com/umb3fo5 “Virginity Tests and Cures” by B.B. Wagner for Ancient Origins: https://tinyurl.com/y6rwcy6h Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library = = = = = (Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.) = = = = = "I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46 = = = = = WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2024, Weird Darkness. = = = = = Originally aired: August, 2020 CUSTOM LANDING PAGE:

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