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What's up, Strange, dark, and mysterious community? It's me, Mr. Balin. Back when I was just getting started as a storyteller, I would often look for inspiration from other storytelling creators. And one of them that I kept going back to is Bedtime Stories, which is this amazing YouTube channel that puts together these unbelievable, strange, dark, and mysterious stories that really consistently left me scared. You may not know this, but Bedtime Stories also now has a podcast, and I'm so lucky to say that that podcast is actually part of the Balin Studio's network. The Bedtime Bedtime Stories podcast is hosted by the same host as the YouTube channel. It's a British gentleman by the name of Richard Weil, and his way of telling stories is not only captivating, but it's creepy enough to stay with you long after you finish listening. He's really quite good. The type of stories you get on the Bedtime Stories podcast are unsolved mysteries, legendary cryptids, paranormal encounters, strange disappearances, and the most disturbing of true crime cases from all around the world. And in every podcast episode, you get two stories. So if you're a fan of the Strange, dark, and mysterious, and you're a fan of just plain scaring yourself, then these stories on the Bedtime Stories podcast are for you.


But don't take my word for it. Here's a sneak peek of an episode of the Bedtime Stories podcast called Dark and Abandoned, which is about a very spooky hospital with all sorts of totally disturbing occurrences. Go ahead and take a listen.


Although guarded against theft and vandalism during the early days of its abandonment, funding for security at the derelict building soon ran dry. With ever greater numbers of explorers making their way through the wire fencing which had begun to fall into disrepair, calls to the local police inevitably increased. The building's internal structure had never been fully completed, and as it began to degrade over time, more and more of those who ventured inside suffered misfortune or injury. As months turned to years, the remains of drunks and vagrants who had died while sheltering from the elements at the site were discovered and reported by others who trespassed there. There were also several instances in which the bodies of murder victims were found to have been deposited within the grounds. Leading to concerns of a possible slew of serial killings. Then, in 1985, the community was rocked by the discovery of another dead body at the derelict hospital, one that belonged to a well-known and beloved local pensioner. The old lady in question had been the owner of a small dog, which had run off from her while she had been walking it in the vicinity of the abandoned site.


Summoning up the courage to follow, she had made her way into what would have been the reception area of the building. But in doing so, she had recoiled in disgust, finding it littered with the corps and bones of several other dogs and smaller animals. Some of these had been tied up and then killed, whilst others seemed to have been torn apart or dissected after they had died. All of this bloodshed appeared to have been carried out by human hands. At this point, conscious of the dangers of wondering through the degrading building but still worried about her missing pet, she had turned to the local police. But on attending the police station, She had been turned away by the officer on duty there who told her that they were too busy to help and advised her against returning to the site. Some time later, a group of boys who had decided to explore the basement levels of the building had come across something floating in a large crater full of water. It was the body of the old lady, which had clearly been lying there for quite some time prior to its discovery. But when staff at the local mortuary were called to recover the victim's remains, they discovered horrific injuries on the woman's body.


Both of her legs had been broken and shattered, along with similarly massive injuries to her back and lower torse. Also, almost as if she had been dropped from a great height. And yet, the room in which she had been found was fully enclosed within the vicinity of the flooded basement, meaning that it was impossible for her to have come to rest in the crater of her own accord. The Moscow police would find themselves in a similarly perplexing situation in 2005 when they were asked to search the abandoned site for a missing person. They had been contacted by the family of a 16-year-old named Alexey Kraushchin, a popular boy who was known amongst his friends as Edge. Alexey suffered from both anxiety and depression during his life, and on this occasion had gone from his home, leaving a suicide note in his room. On talking to his friends, his family had then contacted the police to state that Alexey had been a regular visitor to the derelict hospital and was seemingly quite fond of the site. Several officers were duly dispatched to the building, and an initial search quickly located the missing teen's personal effects upon the eighth floor.


With his rucksack having been left next to a set of open lift doors, it was naturally assumed that the youth's body would be found lying at the bottom of the unfinished shaft. But when the officers made their way back down to the ground floor, they were frustrated to find nothing but rubble and debris at the bottom. It would take several more hours of searching before Alexey's remains were discovered lying in a side room on the hospital's second floor. Again, just like the elderly lady before him, he had suffered from catastrophic injuries which had apparently been sustained after a severe fall. And yet, how his body had then apparently been relocated in a small enclosed room situated two floors above could not be explained with any degree of conviction. Despite police warnings, several of Alexey's friends subsequently reattended the site after his funeral and held their own private vigil for him. A series of murals and paintings were completed in the room where he had been found, but it soon became apparent that this would not be his only legacy. Instead, there were multiple reports to the police from teens who had been exploring the building and claimed to have been disturbed by a glowing entity.


Its outline was described as resembling a tall and slender male, and it was cited either in the vicinity of the eighth floor lift shaft or the room on the second floor where Alexe had been found. It seemed to be aware that it was being observed by those it encountered and would immediately turn and walk away from visitors, passing directly through both solid walls and other obstacles that rested in its path. It was said to disappear from view as quickly as it appeared.


Again, that was a clip from the Bedtime Stories podcast. The episode was called Dark and Abandoned. If you want to hear the rest of that episode and so many others available on the show, please go follow and start binging Bedtime Stories podcast right now, wherever you get your podcasts. All you have to do is look for Bedtime Stories, or you can search for Ballin Studios, and you'll find it that way as.