Dan Cummins

The Legend Of Moll Dyer

The Legend Of Moll Dyer

"She could go in there, she told herself. She could go in there and see what was happening…. Angela got up and crept out to the hall. Standing in front of her daughter's door, she heard something… It was almost two in the morning. And then she heard it more clearly - a low, heavy chanting. And then that same laugh, the laugh from before. Angela felt sick all of a sudden. Some sweat slipped down Angela’s back. She reached out her hand to open the door and as she curled her fingers around the doorknob, she abruptly withdrew them - the doorknob was red hot. She stifled her scream. " Do you know the legend of Moll Dyer, the inspiration for The Blair Witch Project? Moll was “an old hag,” according to folklorists, who lived in a ramshackle home. Something about her terrified the local people - her uncommon height, her uncomfortably intense, piercing eyes. Locals thought she was a witch. Was she? Or just another victim of paranoid persecution? After experiencing Moll Dyer, stick around to explore the ghost ships that show up on the coast of Japan every year. We’ve talked about ghost ships on Scared to Death before. Even skeptics who don’t believe in ghost ships, who find a ship’s crew completely missing or a ship showing up with a dead crew, to be pretty unsettling. So much of the vast oceans of the world are still unexplored - and often so empty - so devoid of human life. You can easily end up being the only person around, nothing on the horizon for as far as the eye can see. What is happening on the coast of the Ichikawa Prefecture? Lynze has a tale this week that is beyond scary. A story about the lamp postman. Who is he? What is he doing out there, just standing there in the night? When Meg pulls into the driveway late at night, should she make a run for the back door, while he watches or should she circle the block and see if he goes away? What will Meg do? In Lynze's second tale, we travel to La Jolla, CA to go for a deep-sea dive. It's not what might be lurking in the dark waters that you should fear but rather who? When three divers go down but only two come out of the water, you will wonder what happened to diver number three.  UPCOMING LIVE SHOW! Thanks AGAIN to those of the Creeps, Peepers, Roberts, Annabelles and Bad Magicians who have already bought tickets to the April 22nd Scared to Death LIVE show. Thursday, April 22nd, 6:00 PM PST “doors” - 6:30pm, PT show time. The show will be interactive with your chance to participate in a live chat, polls and a Q & A at the end of the show all looped.com The stories we tell will only be told at this show. Just like a live show for your favorite band, we also have limited edition Scared To Death, LIVE merch. An STD LIVE tee and hoodie, a La LLarona Tee. A mug. Lots of fun stuff. Tickets are available at badmagicmerch.com. Bad Magic Productions Monthly Patreon Donation: Not sure what our April Bad Magic Productions charity is quite yet. e recorded this episode too far in advance.  Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers! Please keep doing so. Send them to mystory@scaredtodeathpodcast.com  Send everything else to info@scaredtodeathpodcast.com  Want 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  Bad Magic Productions Monthly Patreon Donation: We are not sure what our April Bad Magic Productions charity is quite yet. We recorded this episode too far in advance.  Check out Scared to Death merch in the store! http://BadMagicMerch.com  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 on Youtube: https://youtu.be/ymQWcmWGkqE Website:https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/  Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5 Mailing Address: Scared to Death c/o Timesuck Podcast PO Box 3891 Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816 Video/Audio by Bad Magic Productions Additional music production by Jeffrey Montoya Additional music production by Zach Cohen Various free audio provided by http://freesound.org 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." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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