Episode 39 -- "Don't Get in the Water"

Episode 39 -- "Don't Get in the Water"

Update: 2022-06-2317


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Today’s podcast is about "places you CAN'T GO, and people who went anyways..." This will be a "top 3" style episode, so you’ll hear three unique stories back to back, with each story being more intense than the last. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from my 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 -- “The Limpopo" -- There is a waterway in South Africa that locals refuse to go near. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7cwHK5gVR8)
  • #2 -- “No Way Out" -- What a worst case scenario looks like in the rugged Top End of Australia. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tul0S0xFzh8)
  • #1 -- "Black Water" -- A tale so terrifying, it was adapted into 2 major motion pictures. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQDnwbav-cE)

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

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Main Sources:

#3: The Limpopo

1) A story on the Darwin Awards blog: https://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2010-01.html

2) Wikipedia page for Limpopo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limpopo_River

3) Crocodiles feasted on bodies of migrants: https://www.scotsman.com/news/world/crocodiles-feasted-bodies-migrants-1539879

4) Croc victims didn't even scream -- https://www.news24.com/news24/croc-victim-didnt-even-scream-20100104

5) Wikipedia for Crocodile River -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocodile_River_(Limpopo)

#2: No Way Out

1) YouTube channel "Video Dust" uploaded this video about the "No Way Out" story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAusFIi6DBI

2) Dailymail writeup: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4146144/Model-Ginger-Meadows-eaten-alive-saltwater-crocodile.html

3) Fine Fishing writeup: http://www.finefishing.com/1freshfish/aawhereto/australianewzealand/croc.htm

4) AP News writeup: https://apnews.com/article/2ea84bf69308f118cbb1fb4b537ef944

#1: Black Water

1) Most detailed account of the entire event -- https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/jan/19/weekend.barbaramcmahon

2) Blog article that gives additional color -- https://medium.com/@bmovchris/eaten-alive-five-killer-croc-attacks-b5af9870b41b

3) List of dangers in the Northern Territory of Australia -- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-01/nts-long-list-of-potential-killers/5779022

4) List of similar attacks (this was number 8 on the list) -- https://listverse.com/2015/04/28/10-real-stories-that-became-terrifying-horror-films/

5) Talks about how everything in Top End is trying to kill you -- https://rooftopantics.com/deadly-animals-northern-territory-australia/

6) NBC's coverage of the story, short blurb -- https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna3791626

7) BBC's coverage of the story, short blurb -- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3342657.stm

8) Wikipedia page for Top End of Australia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_End

9) Wikipedia page for 2007 horror movie "Black Water" -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Water_(2007_film)

10) Wikipedia page for 2007 horror movie "Rogue" -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_(2007_film)

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Comments (8)

Ari C

crocs can climb trees. that's all I'd be thinking about

Nov 20th

Black Dynamite

Mr Ballen with the 4th of July drop... effin money

Jul 5th
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Hugo Stiglitz

this is a good podcast

Jun 24th








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Episode 39 -- "Don't Get in the Water"

Episode 39 -- "Don't Get in the Water"