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Retro Radio: Old Time Radio in the Dark

Welcome to Retro Radio: Old Time Radio In The Dark! Here I bring you shows from the Golden Age of Radio in the darker genre. I’ll have classic radio of the macabre and horror, mysteries and crime, and even some dark science fiction.

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Recent Episodes of Retro Radio: Old Time Radio in the Dark


#RetroRadio “THE MOST HAUNTED LIGHTHOUSES IN THE WORLD” #WeirdDarkness

#RetroRadio “THE MOST HAUNTED LIGHTHOUSES IN THE WORLD” #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: Accounts of haunted lighthouses have existed for hundreds of years. To many they are considered to be isolated and romantic. Some lighthouses are possibly haunted due to tragedies from shipwrecks or other horrors that have spawned all sorts of lighthouse lore. Some who have spent the night at a haunted lighthouse come away with stories to share such as seeing a former lighthouse keeper, or resident of the keeper's home. Could they still be present in some form after their death? Could keepers possibly remain behind to make sure no further tragedies occur at sea? Perhaps the...

Episode 12 June 2024 4h, 16m and 20s


#RetroRadio “Disconcerting Doppelganger Deeds” and More Terrifying True Horrors! #WeirdDarkness

#RetroRadio “Disconcerting Doppelganger Deeds” and More Terrifying True Horrors! #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: Violence, mayhem, even rape. Horrifying atrocities committed by the most evil of human beings – but in one case, in Culver City, California, it wasn’t a man who engaged in these obscenities, but specters of the paranormal. (A Famous Case of Frightening Entities) *** We’ll look at a handful of out-of-body experience stories directly from those who lived through them – and they might change your opinion about the afterlife. (Surviving Out of Body Experiences) *** Weirdo family member Daniel Hagan shares how he once explored some woods on his bike and ended up pedaling for his life to escape p...

Episode 11 June 2024 4h, 32m and 8s


#RetroRadio “Those Freaky Fresno Nightcrawlers” and Other Creepy True Tales #WeirdDarkness

#RetroRadio “Those Freaky Fresno Nightcrawlers” and Other Creepy True Tales #WeirdDarkness

IN THIS EPISODE: Sightings of strange, pale creatures are being reported in California – and now over two decades from the first sighting, we still don’t know what the Fresno Nightcrawlers truly are. (Freaky Reports of Pale Crawlers) *** There are roads on Long Island that are much more than a line between two points. Some roads contain legends that travel with you on your journey. (Mount Misery and Sweet Hollow Road) *** In 1981, a cabin in the woods played host to a brutal family murder. We’ll look into the still unsolved murders of the Keddie killings. (The Unsolved Keddie Killings) *** During...

Episode 9 June 2024 3h, 29m and 14s


#WeirdDarkness #RetroRadio “An Accidental Mass Murder at Oregon State Hospital” and More!

#WeirdDarkness #RetroRadio “An Accidental Mass Murder at Oregon State Hospital” and More!

IN THIS EPISODE: The governor called it “mass murder” in 1942 when forty-seven patients died at the Oregon State Hospital – all within hours. All of them, poisoned. Finding the murderer and motive would lead to an unexpected conclusion, and to an unrelenting haunting. (An Accidental Mass Murder at Oregon State Hospital) *** It was 1973, and the small town of Murphysboro, Illinois had quite a scare with numerous people encountering what many described as a large gorilla-like creature. We might call it Bigfoot or Sasquatch – they called it a “Big Muddy Monster”. (A Big Muddy Monster) *** In November, 1978, four employees at a hamburger restaurant a...

Episode 8 June 2024 4h, 58m and 55s


(BONUS EPISODE!) “NEW MURDERS FOR OLD” by Carter Dickson (A Favorite of Alfred Hitchcock!)

(BONUS EPISODE!) “NEW MURDERS FOR OLD” by Carter Dickson (A Favorite of Alfred Hitchcock!)

Not a regular episode of RetroRadio of course - but it's defintely a retro story!

NEW MURDERS FOR OLD” by Carter Dickson (A Favorite of Alfred Hitchcock!) #WeirdDarkness #Darkives
IN THIS EPISODE: We dive back into one of the Alfred Hitchcock books I have on my shelves titled, “My Favorites In Suspense.” The story is from Carter Dickson entitled, “New Murders For Old” which is a great macabre mystery.
SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…
“New Murders For Old” by Carter Dickson is from the book “Alfred Hitchcock Presents: My Favorites In Suspense”: https://amzn.to/3gTAAF...

Episode 6 June 2024 44m and 34s


Where's My Retro Radio Shows?

Where's My Retro Radio Shows?

https://weirddarkness.com/retroradio
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Episode 6 June 2024 1m and 4s


“The Case Of The Obsessed Uncle” #MurderNoir

“The Case Of The Obsessed Uncle” #MurderNoir

THE TRUE STORY THIS EPISODE IS BASED ON: In 1954, 11-year-old Jeanette Earnest was abducted by her uncle, 48-year-old Thurman Priest, in Fort Worth, Texas. Jeanette's mother Nadine had previously noticed Priest's inappropriate obsession with Jeanette and tried to keep him away from her daughter. After the abduction, Priest took Jeanette to motels in Texas, Kansas and Missouri. Evidence suggests he sexually assaulted her during this time. Jeanette tried to escape at one point but Priest caught her and forced her back into the car. Priest eventually shot and killed Jeanette, leaving her body in a wooded area off a highway...

Episode 6 June 2024 6m and 39s


(BONUS EPISODE!) “The Super Opener” (Pulp Sci-Fi Story) #WeirdDarkness #RetroRadio

(BONUS EPISODE!) “The Super Opener” (Pulp Sci-Fi Story) #WeirdDarkness #RetroRadio

Tonight I’m bringing you another sci-fi story from the 1950s. The story, “The Super Opener” was written by Michael Zuroy and was published in “Worlds of If Science Fiction” the August 1958 issue.

SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
This episode is sponsored by http://RadioArchives.com
Weird Darkness Retro Radio theme by Storyblocks.
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"I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46
Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness
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Episode 31 May 2024 32m and 14s


“Green Grew The Lasses” (Pulp Sci-Fi Story) #WeirdDarkness #RetroRadio

“Green Grew The Lasses” (Pulp Sci-Fi Story) #WeirdDarkness #RetroRadio

Tonight I’m sharing a story originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction magazine in July, 1953. It’s a story from Ruth Laura Wainwright entitled, “Green Grew The Lasses” – and no, that’s not a typo!

SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
This episode is sponsored by http://RadioArchives.com
Weird Darkness Retro Radio theme by Storyblocks.
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"I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46
Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness
WeirdDarkness® - is a registered...

Episode 31 May 2024 24m and 55s


#WeirdDarkness #RetroRadio – June 02, 2024

#WeirdDarkness #RetroRadio – June 02, 2024

Get full-length pulp audiobooks, pulp eBooks, and old-time radio shows ABSOLUTELY FREE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD by emailing WeirdDarkness@RadioArchives.com!

TONIGHT’S RETRO RADIO SHOWS: Dimension X, “With Folded Hands” (April 15, 1950) *** The Eleventh Hour, “Accident On Curve” *** Escape, “The Vessel of Wrath” (May 10, 1953) *** Murder By Experts, “The Big Money” (July 25, 1949) *** Exploring Tomorrow, “Country Boy” (December 18, 1957) *** Five After The Hour, “The Man Without a Face” (February 23, 1945) *** Hall of Fantasy, “The Tell-Tale Heart” (June 01, 1953)

TONIGHT’S WEIRD DARKNESS STORIES: More than a hundred years ago, reports described it as “the most weird and gruesome apartment in the world.” Why display an entire room full of g...

Episode 29 May 2024 4h, 59m and 44s

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