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  • The Strange, Dark and Mysterious delivered in podcast format.

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  • Dec 1 2022

    Today’s podcast features 2 separate, unique stories that will make you want to lock the doors and just stay inside. The audio from both of these stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.

    Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

    • #2 -- “Pine Tree Farm" -- Strangers lurk around tree farm at night (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gFlFR1NBFE)
    • #1 -- "Tintinnabulation" -- A girl hears a bell inside of an isolated forest in France (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQY5kZKKmbg)


    For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

    If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballen


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    #2: Pine Tree Farm

    1) This story is based on a comment made on Reddit. The original author of this story is u/goatrum. The comment can be found here -- https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1sfqzf/reddit_what_is_your_most_disturbing_scary_or/ -- search on page for word “pine” to find the comment that includes this story, it begins with “When I was about 13 or 14 I lived on a farm in NC. This wasn’t a regular farm…”

    #1: Tintinnabulation

    1) Original story by Reddit user u/WilheimBaudelaire. The post can be found here -- https://www.reddit.com/r/LetsNotMeet/comments/iim3st/man_in_forest_kills_animals_and_chases_after_me/

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  • Nov 28 2022
    One night in the spring of 1984, a woman living in Florida, was suddenly startled awake by a blood curdling scream. She sat there wondering what to do, but after hearing silence outside, she told herself it was probably nothing, and she went back to sleep. However, this woman would later find out that more than a dozen of her neighbors had also heard that terrible piercing scream, but, just like her, they all had decided to do nothing. This decision would end up haunting the citizens of Gulfport Florida for years to come, because that scream was that last desperate cry for help from someone who was about to be murdered.For 100s more stories like this one, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen....Note about content:We do not do any original reporting. The stories we tell are dramatizations based on events that we research and describe using existing source material.While we make every effort to use the best quality sources we can access within our production deadlines, and while we make every effort to verify facts through multiple sources, we do make occasional mistakes, and we cannot verify the accuracy of the source material we use.Please note that creative liberties have been taken in the creation and presentation of the material on which we have based this podcast.HIGH QUALITY:Official records (including court records, inmate records, obituaries, police reports)State v. Lewishttps://www.casemine.com/judgement/us/59148ac2add7b049345174e7 George A Lewis inmate record (deceased)http://www.dc.state.fl.us/offenderSearch/detail.aspx?Page=Detail&DCNumber=116590&TypeSearch=IRBOOKSFrench, Thomas. Unanswered Cries: A True Story Of Friends, Neighbors, And Murder In A Small Town. St. Martin’s Press: New York, 1991.SUBSCRIPTION NEWSPAPER ARTICLES5/25/1984- Woman Slain in Tranquil Area of Gulfporthttps://www.newspapers.com/image/320566352/?terms=karen%20gregory&match=1 9/28/1986- A Cry In The Night, Part 1: The Murderhttps://www.newspapers.com/image/321069800/?terms=%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/321069858/?terms=karen%20gregory&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/321069874/?terms=%22a%20cry%20in%20the%20night%22%20%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1 9/29/1986- A Cry In The Night, Part 2: Fear and Frustrationhttps://www.newspapers.com/image/321074127/?terms=%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1https://www.newspapers.com/image/321074185/?terms=%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1  9/30/1986- A Cry In The Night, Part 3: Breakthroughhttps://www.newspapers.com/image/321075931/?terms=%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/321075994/?terms=%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1 10/1/1986- A Cry In The Night, Part 4: The Arresthttps://www.newspapers.com/image/321277380/?terms=%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/321277912/?terms=%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1 6/12/1988- A Cry In The Night, Part 1: Ghostshttps://www.newspapers.com/image/322445985/?terms=%22thomas%20french%22%20%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/322446094/?terms=%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1 6/13/1988- A Cry In The Night, Part 2: Friendshttps://www.newspapers.com/image/322457224/?terms=%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/322457343/?terms=%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/322457374/?terms=%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1 6/14/1988- A Cry In The Night, Part 3: New Year’s Evehttps://www.newspapers.com/image/322463124/?terms=%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/322463329/?terms=%22new%20year%27s%20eve%22 https://www.newspapers.com/image/322463348/?terms=%22karen%20gregory%22&match=1 6/15/1988- A Cry In The Night, Part 4: Tonjahttps://www.newspapers.com/image/322467368/?terms=%22tonja%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/322467456/?terms=%22tonja%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/322467470/?terms=%22tonja%22&match=1 6/19/1988- A Cry In The Night, Part 5: Survivorshttps://www.newspapers.com/image/322444909/?terms=karen%20gregory&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/322445085/?terms=karen%20gregory&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/322445115/?terms=%22karen%22&match=1 6/20/1988- A Cry In The Night, Part 6: Trialhttps://www.newspapers.com/image/322455851/?terms=%22karen%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/322455994/?terms=%22karen%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/322456018/?terms=%22karen%22&match=1 6/21/1988- A Cry In The Night, Part 7: Private Warshttps://www.newspapers.com/image/322460971/?terms=%22karen%22&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/322461104/?terms=%22karen%22&match=1 6/22/1988- A Cry In The Night, Part 8: The Good Neighborhttps://www.newspapers.com/image/322465386/?terms=%22karen%22&match=1 https://...
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  • Nov 24 2022
    Today's podcast features 3 stories that all involve highway hazards. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from our main YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and they have all been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:#3 -- "Bright Lights" -- One of the most shocking plot twists we have ever covered (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9VobqwvJnE)#2 -- "Random" -- 3 college students are confronted with one of the most unlikely scenarios imaginable (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q86aQiINdyo)#1 -- "Goosebumps" -- Reddit user posts the craziest "glitch in matrix" story ever (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxmNm9vUgik)For 100s more stories like these, check out our main YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:#3 Bright Lights1) https://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/a-heartbreaking-case-of-mistaken-identity/all2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistaken_Identity:_Two_Families,_One_Survivor,_Unwavering_Hope3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_University#2006_Van_accident4) https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/04/28/cerak-vanryn-mistaken-identity-taylor-university/83639026/5) https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/04/25/taylor-university-remembers-case-mistaken-identity-10-years-later/83522446/6) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/04/28/the-day-that-my-life-changed-woman-celebrates-10-year-anniversary-of-her-own-funeral/7) https://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/03/us/03mixup.html8) https://www.today.com/video/how-a-mistaken-identity-tragedy-helped-two-families-find-faith-5257784999199) https://www.today.com/parents/families-bonded-over-emotional-mistaken-identity-case-find-strength-faith-t4412110) https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna2384992811) https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2012/05/nbcs_dateline_talks_with_whitn.html12) https://people.com/celebrity/whitney-cerak-married-in-same-church-that-held-her-funeral/13) https://www.chron.com/news/nation-world/article/Wreck-mix-up-a-shock-for-2-Michigan-families-1853417.php14) https://fox59.com/news/taylor-university-marks-10-year-anniversary-of-crash-identity-mistake/#2 Random1) https://www.nola.com/news/crime_police/article_e5a2c951-4207-5560-b2bc-15a1fa704419.html2) https://abcnews.go.com/US/freak-tire-accident-kills-college-student-highway-rest/story?id=615262343) https://www.hometownsource.com/forest_lake_times/free/meg-maurer-a-short-life-but-one-well-lived/article_f3f9d9fc-4515-11e9-a95a-17f6fa904194.html4) https://heavy.com/news/2019/03/margaret-maurer-tulane/#1 Goosebumps1) This story is based on a comment made on Reddit. The original author of this story is u/Sarax11. Her comment can be found here -- https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/oeo0h/reddit_tell_me_your_glitch_in_the_matrix_stories/c3gs5gp/?context=3See 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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I'm a huge fan! so excited for this podcast!

Mr. Ballen has a gift for story telling. He makes you feel like he was a part of whatever he's talking about. I used to catch myself in the beginning of finding him like...wait, was he there 👀 lbvs. I can honestly say I look forward to each and every story. I even make sure I'm fully free to listen so I'm engaged and not half listening at any time. Mr. Ballen, I'm all ears!!

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Best Story Teller Ever......

I love me some mrballen and I found him on YouTube shorts became hooked and started watching all of the episodes. Can't wait for this podcast he is wicked talented and hilarious. Also his kids are literally the cutest. I could listen to him all day. This one that happened to him was sooooo creepy I remember hearing it for the first time. Keep up the amazing work and lets keep torturing the like button. Ballentines Day Im here for it yassssssss

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One of the Best Story Tellers Ever!

You will get hooked. Please follow all of his platforms. Your fans needed this MrBallen!!!!

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Finally!!!

Can't wait for the first episode! MrBallen is by far the best storyteller ever. This will be my first podcast and will set the bar for anyone else's podcast I may give a listen.

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creepy and well told stories!

I found Mr Ballen on YouTube a few years ago and am so excited he has a pod cast now! He tells these stories in a way where you get sucked in and can visualize everything. Expert story teller.

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Cant wait for Ballentines Day!!!

only podcaster i need to listen to. Ever. John B Allen is amazing human with incredible story telling prowess

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I'm so disappointed ☹️

I can't believe the podcast is leaving audible. I pay for so many subscriptions and I can't afford another one so I guess November 1st will be the last podcast I can listen to from Mr ballen. I'm so disappointed.

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I'm so excited for this

been following the show for a very long time on YouTube mean while I spend my entire work day on audible. so to have both collide is frickin amazing

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FINALLY! I'm here for all of it

Been watching you since your first upload and I can't wait for more content, congrats on the 1 billion views!

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MrBallen \m/

So excited for the new MrBallen podcast! I can't get enough of the strange, dark, and mysterious!!

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  • 05-05-22

warning Mr ballen is addictive!

MrBallen is an excellent storyteller. I have exhausted his videos on YouTube so came here for more.

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  • 04-11-22

Best story teller EVER 😊

As a fan of the strange dark and mysterious in story form I’m so happy we have a podcast 😊… Have listen for yourself I guarantee you not be disappointed!!!
Keep up the great work MrBallen ❤️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-15-22

Mr Ballen never disappoints

It's difficult to write a review as I don't think words will do this justice. You need to listen for yourself to appreciate what an excellent storyteller Mr Ballen is. Disvovered him on Youtube and was instantly hooked. His Podcast is every bit as good as his Youtube videos.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-22

crazy stuff

only one episode in and already it deserves a five star review... humans cease to amaze me at how fuuuuuuucked up we are...
(fire & brimstone)

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  • Petlamb
  • 06-29-22

Gripping

I became a fan after binging Mrballen's YouTube channel last year and the new podcast does not disappoint. Stories are edge of your seat and will keep you thinking about them for days afterwards.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-22-22

Glad to finally hear you on Podcasts. 👍

Great to see MrBallen finally on podcasts. now I can listen on car journeys. Keep up the good work🎉

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  • Sam Eagle
  • 11-01-22

I love Mr Ballen

I'm so happy that I can still access his podcasts, I love his story telling style and how he portrays the people he is talking about. so informed and done with respect, very excited for the next episode!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-22

GOAT

Nobody else tells a story like Mr Ballen.
If you haven't heard his stories, do it.
His podcast is highly addictive.

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  • Gina
  • 10-06-22

The best story Teller!! ❤️

Started watching him on YouTube. He Gives so much detail without dragging on. Haven't been bored yet! keep up the amazing working we know you work so hard for it. Thanks for the entertainment.

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  • Margaret Miller
  • 10-04-22

Great True Crime Podcast

Always loved a true crime show/case and the way the stories are told really grips you. my only con is I am impatient waiting for new episodes :D

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  • 03-23-22

storytelling at its finest

I enjoy listening to MrBallen across all platforms. Awesome job! You make so many people happy

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  • 02-17-22

Outstanding storytelling, research & detail.

Give the Like button a Hi5, to the face, with a chair.
Started following on YouTube when he had about 25k subscribers.
Have not missed a story yet and am in a way proud of his evolution as a storyteller and also success as a person.
Thank you for sharing your gift with the work Mrballen, it's brought a lot of people happiness.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-01-22

best story teller

Mr. Ballen is just fantastic!!! He gets you really sucked into the story. he executes the stories well.

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  • Shekinah 18
  • 06-10-22

Heartbreaking but delivered with respect

Mrballen does it again as only he can. Delivered so respectfully. Highly recommend, listening to his stories.

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  • Jaya Curry
  • 02-22-22

A dead woman walking

A wicked 'Whodunit' that keeps you guessing to the very end. May her family find peace 🙏