Scary Stories Told in the Dark – Season 2, Episode 17 – “Malevolent Mysteries”

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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 17 of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, starring Otis Jiry.

In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you five terrifying tales from authors StupidDialUp, Joe Terrell, and Stephan D. Harris, as well as two anonymous authors, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about eerie encounters, terror-stricken towns, paranormal pacts, vengeful anniversaries, and infernal forerunners.


The version of this podcast which is made freely available here contains the first 3 stories listed. To enjoy the premium, extended version of this episode – as well as our extensive audio archive of other terrifying tales – please sign up for a Patrons accounts today.


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Promises by an anonymous author

Mary by an anonymous author (credited as “The Fox God”)

Podcast executive produced and directed by: Craig Groshek
Podcast produced by: Craig Groshek
Podcast hosted by: Otis Jiry
Stories performed by: Otis Jiry
Sound design by: Craig Groshek
Script by: Craig Groshek
Original artwork by: David Romero

Audio program © 2018 Chilling Entertainment, LLC – All Rights Reserved. No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of Chilling Entertainment, LLC. The copyrights for each story are held by the respective authors.


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