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True horror fan Dan Cummins attempts to terrify his wife Lynze with two new alleged-to-be-true tales each week. Demonic possession, poltergeists, shadow people, and more! Subscribe and listen in the dark to your new weekly nightmare.
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The Spirit Of Highway Five

The Spirit Of Highway Five

2024-04-1001:16:30

Dan has a tale in Alabama and centers around a ghost that has been spotted by numerous truckers - and some other drivers as well - at night along Highway 5. Then we head to Pune, India to explore the story of the Pune Poltergeist. Lynze has a bizarre haunted house tale that might also include a mimic? You decide. Then we go to Mexico for a funny tale of a new little creature called a  duende followed by a much heavier, much darker tale. Summer Camp 2025: The time has come!!! Tickets for  Wet Hot Bad Magic Summer Camp 2025: Summer of Love are on sale now!!  come, first serve. Get em while you can!! Go to badmagicproductions.com click the Summer Camp banner for all the info and link to tickets. We are SO SO SO excited to do this again with y’all!!Monthly Patreon Donation: Stay tuned for Aprils donation announcement! Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG and TTWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/3SJpCw-_eUQWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic Productions / Logan Ray KeithOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
In this fifth installment of fictional horror written and narrated by Dan Cummins, we travel to Pazin, Croatia, where five American college students who have been studying abroad in Florence, Italy, are staying at The Villa of Moonlight for a long weekend. And their time in Pazin, does not go according to plan... This episode is scored by Logan Keith. We recommend listening with headphones to get the full effect of all the creepy background noises!  If you like this episode, please let us know wherever you rate and review podcasts. Have a great weekend!For Merch and everything else Bad Magic related, head to: https://www.badmagicproductions.com
The Boy Who Feared the Dark

The Boy Who Feared the Dark

2024-04-0301:11:323

Dan has tale that takes us to Buffalo, New York where we learn about the Mount Massive Asylum and a terrible sorority hazing gone sideways. Next, we go to Guadalajara to hear stories and lore surrounding the Santa Paula Cemetery. Lynze has a palate cleanser story to kick of her side of the show. It's a really beautiful, tear jerker of a tale. Then we visit Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for four encounters with different entities that seem to be hanging around. Summer Camp 2025: The time has come!!! Tickets for  Wet Hot Bad Magic Summer Camp 2025: Summer of Love are on sale now!!  come, first serve. Get em while you can!! Go to badmagicproductions.com click the Summer Camp banner for all the info and link to tickets. We are SO SO SO excited to do this again with y’all!!Monthly Patreon Donation: Stay tuned for Aprils donation annoucnement! Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG and TTWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/C9gZv4SVLLIWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic Productions / Logan Ray KeithOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
The Ghosts of Port Arthur

The Ghosts of Port Arthur

2024-03-2701:20:495

A history tale and a spoopy tale all rolled into Dan's first story of this weeks show. Come to Tasmania with us and explore a truly haunting location.  Then, we are off to São Paulo for a bit more history and another heart aching story filled with mystery and scary moments.  Lynze offers us three tales this week! She kicks off with a strange sighting of something unknown while housesitting. Then childhood nightmares take a turn when they are confirmed to be much more not once but twice. Wrapping it up, an attachment tale coming to us from Jakarta! Summer Camp 2025: The time has come!!! Tickets for Wet Hot Bad Magic Summer Camp 2025: Summer of Love will be on sale on Saturday, March 23rd at 10 AM PT. First come, first serve. Get em while you can!! Go to badmagicproductions.com click the Summer Camp banner for all the info and link to tickets. We are SO SO SO excited to do this again with y’all!!Monthly Patreon Donation: Did you know that eating disorders are the 2nd most fatal mental illness, second only to to opioid use disorder? Every 52 minutes, a person dies as the result of an eating disorder. As someone who has toed that line, I can tell you how very serious and scary eating disorders are.  This, coupled with my own eating disorder and body dysmorphia, we have decided to donate to Project Heal, a non profit working to “break down healthcare and financial barriers to easting disorder healing. This months donation is for $12,465 and is especially important to me. If you or someone you love is in need of support OR if you want to learn more about Project Heal’s mission, please visit theprojectheal.orgThank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG and TTWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/8UHKfxl5wTAWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic Productions / Logan Ray KeithOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH." 
Dan kicks off the show with a real head scratcher. Was a man take by aliens of was he just a man who drank himself into mental illness and then left his family? You be the judge. We go to Cleveland, Ohio for a fun history lesson and then many small stories of the spirits that may still live in Franklin Castle. Then Lynze gives us a different kind of tale that explores Celtic folklore. A young couple is out enjoying a winter hike when they encounter a woman who is just not quite right. Was it a fae? Lastly, we all know imaginary friends can be the makings of a child's mind. But what if they are something more? Summer Camp 2025: The time has come!!! Tickets for Wet Hot Bad Magic Summer Camp 2025: Summer of Love will be on sale on Saturday, March 23rd at 10 AM PT. First come, first serve. Get em while you can!! Go to badmagicproductions.com click the Summer Camp banner for all the info and link to tickets. We are SO SO SO excited to do this again with y’all!!Scholarship: Round two of The Cummins Family Scholarship Fund, presented by Bad Magic is here! Bad Magic fans can begin applying for 1 of 4, $5,000 scholarships as of March 6th.  You can visit badmagicproductions.com and clink the Scholarship banner to be linked over to Scholarship America for the application! Monthly Patreon Donation: Stay tuned for the March donations!Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG and TTWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/DIz1w5TLHhwWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic Productions / Logan Ray KeithOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
Hello Creeps and Peepers!  In this fourth piece of horror fiction written and narrated by Dan Cummins, we meet a strange child's doll, Sam, found by a young boy, Jack, when he and his sister and mother moved into a new home following the death of Jack's father. Sam looks like she comes from another world, and she does, and her world is full of nothing but evil...This episode is scored by Logan Keith. We recommend listening with headphones to get the full effect of all the creepy background noises!  If you like this episode, please let us know wherever you rate and review podcasts. Have a great weekend!For Merch and everything else Bad Magic related, head to: https://www.badmagicproductions.com
Roadkill

Roadkill

2024-03-1301:17:48

The first story this week is about a long haul trucker who had quite the night out on the road alone in the middle of heavily forested area on the East Coast. He saw something, a couple somethings, maybe. The creepiness lingers on this one. The the second story is set in the little unincorporated community of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, located just outside of Terre Haute. A small Roman Catholic liberal arts college, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is supposedly haunted by the spirit of a faceless nun. The back half of the show features two tales. The first is about the hat man but not how we are used to seeing him and not acting as he normally does. Is it possible that the hat man can find us in our waking hour and be of help to us? Then, a final story about a cryptid we  met back in  an episode in the first year of the show by the same name, the rake. This fan encounter will leave you feeling twitchy. Summer Camp 2025: The time has come!!! Tickets for Wet Hot Bad Magic Summer Camp 2025: Summer of Love will be on sale on Saturday, March 23rd at 10 AM PT. First come, first serve. Get em while you can!! Go to badmagicproductions.com click the Summer Camp banner for all the info and link to tickets. We are SO SO SO excited to do this again with y’all!!Scholarship: Round two of The Cummins Family Scholarship Fund, presented by Bad Magic is here! Bad Magic fans can begin applying for 1 of 4, $5,000 scholarships as of March 6th.  You can visit badmagicproductions.com and clink the Scholarship banner to be linked over to Scholarship America for the application! Monthly Patreon Donation: Stay tuned for the March donations!Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG and TTWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/H-QNQ7IRrywWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic Productions / Logan Ray KeithOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH." 
Thank You For Visiting

Thank You For Visiting

2024-03-0601:25:561

Dan has two fantastic stories this week. The first is about a bunch of sporadic reports to police and media, beginning in the early 1990s, about people claiming to be social workers and attempting to abduct children from their parents. This topic might not SEEM paranormal, but just wait for it. The second tale is set in small town America, posted by someone who has chosen to remain anonymous and it revolves around a haunted laundromat. Lynze Dazzles us with two awesome fan submitted horror stories. The first takes us camping in Florida. What starts as a fun boys weekend in the woods ends with a lifetime fear of being out there. Then,  we explore and wonder if being open to spirits in one location of your life makes you susceptible to them in other parts of your life. Summer Camp 2025: The time has come!!! Tickets for Wet Hot Bad Magic Summer Camp 2025: Summer of Love will be on sale on Saturday, March 23rd at 10 AM PT. First come, first serve. Get em while you can!! Go to badmagicproductions.com click the Summer Camp banner for all the info and link to tickets. We are SO SO SO excited to do this again with y’all!!Scholarship: Round two of The Cummins Family Scholarship Fund, presented by Bad Magic is here! Bad Magic fans can begin applying for 1 of 4, $5,000 scholarships as of March 6th.  You can visit badmagicproductions.com and clink the Scholarship banner to be linked over to Scholarship America for the application! Monthly Patreon Donation: Stay tuned for the March donations!Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG and TTWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/XahmBNT9pUUWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic Productions / Logan Ray KeithOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH." 
Hello Creeps and Peepers! Here is the third piece of horror fiction written and narrated by Dan Cummins.  The tale of a mysterious beast that's been brutally killing men for decades in the former gold rush town of Bodie, California. In 1915, a new sheriff, Ezra Calhoun, seeks to finally solve the mystery and set up a showdown with a mystical creature... This episode is scored by Logan Keith. We recommend listening with headphones to get the full effect of all the creepy background noises!  If you like this episode, please let us know wherever you rate and review podcasts. Have a great weekend!For Merch and everything else Bad Magic related, head to: https://www.badmagicproductions.com
Lake Labynkyr Devil

Lake Labynkyr Devil

2024-02-2801:20:443

Dan kicks off the show with a strange tale from Russia. A water dwelling, creepy creature that no one seems to know what it is. We join him at Lake Labynkyr. Is it just folklore? Or are some kind of leftover dinosaurs or something else living in this lake? Real-life sea serpents? Then, we go back to Wildwood, Missouri’s Zombie Road. While we once shared stories from Zombie Road several years ago - today’s encounters are all new. Or at least, new for us to share. Lynze has a Peeper friendly tale that is rather interesting and then wraps up February with a tale in Michigan about loosing time in the wilderness.    Scholarship: Round two of The Cummins Family Scholarship Fund, presented by Bad Magic is here! Sort of. Bad Magic fans can begin applying for 1 of 4, $5,000 scholarships as of March 6th. Applications are due by April 24th.  We are excited to increase the number of scholarships from 3 to 4 this year. Thank you to each and every Patreon member who has helped make this happen!  You can visit badmagicproductions.com and clink the Scholarship banner to be linked over to Scholarship America for the application! Easy peasy! You can also go to https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/cummins/ for all of this info! Monthly Patreon Donation: As you all know by now, we LOVE the city of New Orleans, it’s a place that has touched our souls and place that we love to spend time in. One of our favorite places there is Preservation Hall- it’s small, intimate, musical experience like nothing else in the world. Through their foundation, they aim to protect, preserve and perpetuate New Orleans music and culture through music education. Supporting them, supporting musicians, supporting history and tradition are all things that matter to us. And, Tyler Sea also loved this place so for the month of February and in honor of Tyler moving on from Bad Magic, we will be donating to the Preservation Hall foundation- it checks a lot of boxes for us! We are donating $12,930 to Preservation Hall and putting $1,430 into the scholarship fund.Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG and TTWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/riF7xaRt-9YWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic Productions / Logan Ray KeithOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
Is Dorothy Home?

Is Dorothy Home?

2024-02-2101:24:054

Dan has a murder-mystery-nightmare double header this week. I have a murder mystery double feature. The story of a woman harassed by a psychopath, both before AND after her death, was she not harassed by a psychopath, but something else? The second story is another report of a young woman being murdered under strange circumstances regarding her possible killer, and allegations of a haunting that has followed her death. Then Lynze has three tales this week! Her first involves a creepy visitor to an Air BnB in the middle of nowhere. Next up, an unexplained encounter with who-knows-what during a very private moment. And then wrapping up the episode, our fan story takes us back to the Pennhurst Asylum. Scholarship: Round two of The Cummins Family Scholarship Fund, presented by Bad Magic is here! Sort of. Bad Magic fans can begin applying for 1 of 4, $5,000 scholarships as of March 6th. Applications are due by April 24th.  We are excited to increase the number of scholarships from 3 to 4 this year. Thank you to each and every Patreon member who has helped make this happen!  You can visit badmagicproductions.com and clink the Scholarship banner to be linked over to Scholarship America for the application! Easy peasy! You can also go to https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/cummins/ for all of this info! Monthly Patreon Donation: As you all know by now, we LOVE the city of New Orleans, it’s a place that has touched our souls and place that we love to spend time in. One of our favorite places there is Preservation Hall- it’s small, intimate, musical experience like nothing else in the world. Through their foundation, they aim to protect, preserve and perpetuate New Orleans music and culture through music education. Supporting them, supporting musicians, supporting history and tradition are all things that matter to us. And, Tyler Sea also loved this place so for the month of February and in honor of Tyler moving on from Bad Magic, we will be donating to the Preservation Hall foundation- it checks a lot of boxes for us! We are donating $12,930 to Preservation Hall and putting $1,430 into the scholarship fund.Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG and TTWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/FzXbLJ5X41cWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic Productions/Logan Ray KeithOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
Hello Creeps and Peepers! Here is the second offering in a new series for Scared to Death fans! One short piece of horror fiction written and narrated by Dan Cummins. The tale of a man trying to figure out what lies beneath his couch... something that keeps announcing its presence night after night, at 1:17 a.m. This episode is scored by Logan Keith. We recommend listening with headphones to get the full effect of all the creepy background noises!  If you like this episode, please let us know wherever you rate and review podcasts. And thanks for all the great feedback regarding the first Nightmare Fuel!  Seen and appreciated! :) Have a great weekend!For Merch and everything else Bad Magic related, head to: https://www.badmagicproductions.com
Happy Valentine's Day, Creeps and Peepers!Dan's first story  is set in the beautiful  Micronesia. We’ll visit one person’s claim of what happened to them while doing some scuba diving amongst the WW2 wreckage of Chuuk Lagoon, a supposedly very haunted underwater graveyard. After that, we head  to Ohio, to the little town of Bellaire, Ohio, where the supposedly very haunted Bellaire House stands. Did a mining disaster and more lead to the home today being possibly infested with numerous entities? Then Lynze has two tales, per usual. Her first is a more lighthearted but still awesome haunted house story where all of the ghosts living there ban together for a common cause. He final story takes us to Vermont and the Bennington Triangle. Scholarship: Round two of The Cummins Family Scholarship Fund, presented by Bad Magic is here! Sort of. Bad Magic fans can begin applying for 1 of 4, $5,000 scholarships as of March 6th. Applications are due by April 24th.  We are excited to increase the number of scholarships from 3 to 4 this year. Thank you to each and every Patreon member who has helped make this happen!  You can visit badmagicproductions.com and clink the Scholarship banner to be linked over to Scholarship America for the application! Easy peasy! You can also go to https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/cummins/ for all of this info! Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG and TTWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/-MKtlfky9TEWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic Productions/LOGAN RAY KEITHOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
Do You Believe Now?

Do You Believe Now?

2024-02-0701:17:04

Dan has two tales that have an unintentional North America indigenous peoples theme for today’s show. The first is the story of the Santa Fe’s De Vargas Street House, a story that surrounds one of the very one oldest houses in all of America. Then, for his second story we hear the lore of Spearfinger. Lynze has her usual two stories, both revolving around phones. Her first one is a somewhat comical confirmation tale and her second is creepy, creepy, creepy! Patreon Monthly Donation: More news on this month's donation coming later this month! Scholarship: Round two of The Cummins Family Scholarship Fund, presented by Bad Magic is here! Sort of. Bad Magic fans can begin applying for 1 of 4, $5,000 scholarships as of March 6th. Applications are due by April 24th.  We are excited to increase the number of scholarships from 3 to 4 this year. Thank you to each and every Patreon member who has helped make this happen!  You can visit badmagicproductions.com and clink the Scholarship banner to be linked over to Scholarship America for the application! Easy peasy! You can also go to https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/cummins/ for all of this info! Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG and TTWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/g4l7ZUAHnIsWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic Productions/LOGAN RAY KEITHOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
Hello Creeps and Peepers! Here is the first offering in a new series for Scared to Death fans! One short piece of horror fiction written and narrated by Dan Cummins.  Hope today's tale of a terrible creature who desperately wants to join our world leaves you good and creeped out!  This episode is scored by Logan Keith. We recommend listening with headphones to get the full effect of all the creepy background noises!  If you like this episode, please let us know wherever you rate and review podcasts. The more of you who tell us you love this, the more stories I'll be all too happy to write and share! Very excited and nervous to see what you think. I've been wanting to try this out for a long, long time. Have a great weekend!For Merch and everything else Bad Magic related, head to: https://www.badmagicproductions.com
The Cooneen Poltergeist

The Cooneen Poltergeist

2024-01-3101:19:483

For Dan's first story in this poltergeist double feature, we head to Birmingham, England. In the Fall of 2021, Christine Evans claims her family was brutally tormented by an intense amount of disturbing paranormal activity. And the second story is full of roughly the same activity - activity to allegedly have occurred in Fermanagh  County, Ireland over a century earlier in the story of the Cooneen  Poltergeist.Lynze has two tales, the first of which is  really wild! She shares with us a police officers mysterious encounter with a shadow person. Then its off the the swamps of Florida where we hear about a couple of friends shared experience with a creature of the unknown. Patreon Monthly Donation: We have A LOT of truck drivers in our community and as such, we have been asked on multiple occasions to consider Truckers Against Trafficking and so, that is our January donation! Truckers Against Trafficking better known as TAT is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking, bus and energy industries to combat human trafficking. If you want to learn more about TAT, whether that be donating or gaining valuable training, you can visit truckersagainsttrafficking.org. We will be donating $12,900 to TAT while putting $1,440 into the scholarship fund!Scholarship: Keep listening, more info coming on that soon! The applications will open again in March!Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG and TTWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/e9eSAX5C5JUWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic ProductionS/ LOGAN RAY KEITHOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
The Nephilim

The Nephilim

2024-01-2401:23:282

In a strange twist, both Dan and Lynze only have one story each this week! Dan's  is a big one that takes us to Las Vegas, where we’ll learn about a lot of people who have died at the Luxor Hotel and Casino followed by a modern encounter tale from a woman who claims she had a terrifying encounter at the hotel when she stayed there  as a little kid. Then, Lynze brings us a new scary creature, the nephilim. This final tale takes place around a hunting experience in Louisiana. Patreon Monthly Donation: We have A LOT of truck drivers in our community and as such, we have been asked on multiple occasions to consider Truckers Against Trafficking and so, that is our January donation! Truckers Against Trafficking better known as TAT is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking, bus and energy industries to combat human trafficking. If you want to learn more about TAT, whether that be donating or gaining valuable training, you can visit truckersagainsttrafficking.org. We will be donating $12,900 to TAT while putting $1,440 into the scholarship fund!Scholarship: Keep listening, more info coming on that soon! The applications will open again in March!Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG and TTWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/C1iedaLZf3QWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic ProductionsAdditional music production by Jeffrey MontoyaOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
The Legend of the Feu Follet

The Legend of the Feu Follet

2024-01-1701:25:141

Dan has two fun stories this week for you! The first is the story of a convent in Milwaukee that reportedly experienced over a year’s worth of paranormal activity in the mid-19th century. Then we hear the cajun legend of the Feu Follet,  a mysterious light from Louisiana folklore described as a mysterious and paranormal “sinister force” that leads people to their deaths.  Then Lynze gives us three tales! Her first two surround the hospitality industry and her last story is a head scratcher- is it an attachment, a haunted house or something else?! Patreon Monthly Donation: We have A LOT of truck drivers in our community and as such, we have been asked on multiple occasions to consider Truckers Against Trafficking and so, that is our January donation! Truckers Against Trafficking better known as TAT is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking, bus and energy industries to combat human trafficking. If you want to learn more about TAT, whether that be donating or gaining valuable training, you can visit truckersagainsttrafficking.org. We will be donating $12,900 to TAT while putting $1,440 into the scholarship fund!Scholarship: Keep listening, more info coming on that soon! The applications will open again in March!Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG and TTWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/NJuHac0dJlQWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic Productions/LOGAN RAY KEITHOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
The Girl In The Painting

The Girl In The Painting

2024-01-1001:28:004

Dan's  first tale takes us to Riverside, California at Mount Rubidoux and the  Shadow people there!  After that, we go to Ireland. Dan will share the haunted history of Loftus Hall, supposedly one of Ireland’s most haunted places. Then, Lynze has two fun stories for you! Both stories center around haunted objects or perhaps the idea of something from the other side reaching out to us through an object. Which is it? You tell us! Patreon Monthly Donation: We will report in about this later this month!Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG.Watch this episode: https://youtu.be/-qUNbQJofi4Website: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816 Video/Audio by Bad Magic ProductionsAdditional music production by Jeffrey Montoya Opening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
Trouble Getting Home

Trouble Getting Home

2024-01-0301:16:481

Happy  2024! While we recorded this in 2023, we too are excited to get to 2024 and kick off this amazing year! Thank you for your continued support! Dan and Lynze each have two tales this week! Dan will share a story about a strange encounter with something in a liquor store and then a story about an airport ghost. Both tales feel like visitors or places we have not explored yet!  Then comes in Lynze with two great shares. The first is about a haunted house in Warren, MA. And then a camping tale that we ponder about being a warning or not!Patreon Monthly Donation: We will report in about this later this month!Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so.Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.comSend everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast.Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen.Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG.Watch this episode: https://youtu.be/db2D2rZgraYWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816 Video/Audio by Bad Magic ProductionsAdditional music production by Jeffrey Montoya Opening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
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Comments (580)

Matt Pope

I love everything you do Dan. but I can't take this episode seriously with you doing an accent the whole time.

Apr 8th
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Alex

This was a very good story 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Apr 7th
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Alex

No it's Angola State Prison... Louisiana

Apr 4th
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ID20318750

Anyone else having issues with this episode? It skips around a lot

Feb 28th
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Alex S

Not bad

Feb 9th
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Aaron Britton

Looking forward to this

Feb 2nd
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Abby Mercer

In Dan's first story leaving probably wouldn't have helped anyway, not if they took the frame with them. And it's possible the spirit could have attached itself to the family instead of the frame.

Jan 31st
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Terrence

Hell yeah thanks for telling the story about Mt Rubidoux this is my area. Inland Empire in the building!

Jan 24th
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Kelly Baker Knight

Dude, Bro.... are you teens now? lol

Jan 23rd
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Drew Clinton

time slips are so wild.......

Jan 18th
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Nicole Walawender

Anne encounter sounds like rosemary babys . maybe that how they got the idea for the movie

Jan 10th
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Megan Trevino

It's Shane and Ryan's bridge now

Dec 30th
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tank man

yeah I don't need your permission to leave a podcast whenever I fucking want to stop listening

Dec 27th
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Katie Louise Tyers

please can anyone tell which included the story about the (I think) Japanese backwards armed woman? thanks Katie

Dec 13th
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Alex S

That second story was good and yes the water is terrifying, anything that can't be seen in people shouldn't go in.... I'm with Dan, Fuck dark water

Nov 8th
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G V

he said "unchararistically" more than once and constantly says "all the sudden". idiot.

Nov 1st
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ID20318750

This episode skips around so much. It’s very frustrating to miss bits of the conversation

Oct 29th
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aria rad

Lindsey for the love of god STOP TALKING with those unnecessary comments in the middle of Dans stories. you ruin the vibe. STOP, PLEASE STOOOP.

Sep 20th
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Samantha Crawshaw

Why does this episode seem to stop and jump ahead around 44:00. It just completely pulls you out of the story in the middle of it. :(

Aug 17th
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Alex S

I meant 2nd story 😂

Aug 16th
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