“THE TRUTH BEHIND THE BYE BYE MAN” and 7 More Terrifying True Paranormal Stories! #WeirdDarkness

In 2017, the horror film “The Bye Bye Man” scared up $16 million in box office sales in its first few days in theaters. The film is based on the story “The Bridge to Body Island” in Robert Damon Schneck’s nonfiction book The President’s Vampire (reissued recently and retitled as The Bye Bye Man, to capitalize on the release of the film – the book even comes complete with the obligatory cover teaser text “Now a terrifying motion picture!”). If the story is from a nonfiction book, it is to be assumed to be a true story. However, that most films and/or novels claiming to be “based on a true story” are heavily—or perhaps entirely—fictionalized is hardly news to skeptics, and even the average reader of novels or ticket buyers for movies likely harbors some doubts. But is that the case with “The Bye Bye Man”?


IN THIS EPISODE: Once you learn his name, he preys on you. What is the reality behind the Bye Bye Man? Is the movie last year really a true story, or is it only loosely based on real events? Or is it entirely fiction despite being promoted as a true story? (The Truth Behind The Bye Bye Man) *** Recently released Pentagon papers indicate that in 2004, an unknown, 45-foot long object played cat and mouse with the U.S. Navy off the coast of California. And did so for several days. But can we believe the Pentagon papers are the real deal? (UFO’s Stalk Navy Ships) *** The Denver Airport; it has been plagued by incredibly strange theories since it opened. (The Denver Airport Conspiracy) *** For some it can be fun staying with grandma. For others it can be a terrifying experience. (Strange Incidents at Grandma’s House) *** In Japan there are reports of a sinister spirit – one that is eternally hungry… and to satisfy its hunger, it makes you ravenous with insatiable hunger as well. (Hungry Ghosts of Japan) *** Even seasoned police officers working on a military base can have the wits frightened out of them when they come across the paranormal. (Night School) *** Having a fine pedigree means nothing if you murder someone in cold blood – just ask the 7th Earl of Lucan, if you can find him. (Lord Lucan: Wanted For Murder) *** One of our Weirdo family members shares what he once saw in a cemetery in South Africa. (British Solider In The Mist)

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STORY CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES

“The Denver Airport Conspiracy” by Orrin Grey: https://the-line-up.com/denver-airport-conspiracy

“British Soldier In The Myst” by Ken Fyfe, submitted directly to WeirdDarkness.com

“Those Glaring Red Eyes” by SB: https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2018/08/those-glaring-red-eyes.html

“UFOs Stalk Navy Ships” by Paul Seaburn: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/05/navy-ships-stalked-for-days-by-ufos/

“The Truth Behind The Bye Bye Man” by Benjamin Radford: https://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/the_true_story_of_the_bye_bye_man

“Night School”: http://ghostsnghouls.com/2018/02/15/haunted-school/

“Lord Lucan: Wanted For Murder”: https://www.historicmysteries.com/lord-lucan-richard-bingham/

“Hungry Ghosts of Japan” by Brent Swancer: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/05/the-sinister-hungry-ghosts-of-japan/

“Strange Incidents at Grandma’s House” by Toni Dorland: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2018/07/31/strange-incidents-at-grandmas-house/

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