Special Halloween Podcast!


Here’s our terrifying founder, Acadia.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

As you may or may not know, this site and our original podcast Waiting for the Train birthed another podcast and site, Strangeful Things. Our summary of this child of the Gallery is “…a podcast devoted to telling unsettling stories in a fun way.”

While we hope you will check out all of our episodes, we wanted to tell you about the extra super duper very scary episode we posted this week, in honor of Halloween. 

First of all, this episode is not for the faint of heart. If you are easily scared, you probably shouldn’t listen. And we really want people to listen, so don’t take that lightly! But, if you enjoy a good scare or are feeling particularly scare-ready in honor of this, our favorite holiday, then you should definitely check it out.

First, we tell the story of Timothy O’Bryan, a little boy in Deer Park, Texas, whose Halloween did not end well. You might want to steer clear of pixie sticks for a while.

Then, we learn a lot of facts about Halloween, some fun, and some scary.

Finally, we hear the audio of a security system during an actual crime in Little Falls, Minnesota, which is one of the creepiest things I have ever heard in my life.


This was also a special podcast because all four of our podcasters were able to be there, which is not usually the case. Please tune in to hear Acadia, Jenn (me), BNev, and Kenny doing our best to entertain and scare you! If you enjoy it, please be sure to subscribe and mention it to your friends, and don’t forget to check out previous episodes. 

Happy Halloween!


I'm the President of Not Helping Acadia at this site, as well as Editor-in-Chief because none of these monkeys whacking on keyboards can spell. My username has now been explained, you're welcome. If you don't like me I don't care. Become a writer for the site and post your own garbage then, you plebe.


  1. livelaughhlovee5
    October 30, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Never heard of Strangeful Things before. Is this like the Netflix show Stranger Things or something different?

    • Cider
      October 31, 2016 at 12:25 am

      It’s not the same thing, we were just inspired to make it similarly. We talk about a different mystery or other kind of interesting or scary story each week.

  2. Amber Myers
    October 30, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Happy Halloween!

    I’ll have to check out that podcast. I am easily scared though. But I might be able to handle it.

    • Cider
      October 31, 2016 at 12:26 am

      I am easily scared too! I hope if you check it out it’s not TOO scary. For me I get much more scared watching a movie than just hearing a story.

  3. Enjoyfreebies
    October 30, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    I love scary stories, so this sounds pretty cool. I’m going to have to give a listen for sure!

    • Cider
      October 31, 2016 at 12:27 am

      Awesome, let us know what you think! ????

  4. Robin
    October 31, 2016 at 12:32 am

    I must give it a listen!! One of my favorite memories from when I was little was my older brother and I sitting in his closet in the dark with a flashlight and he’d be reading ghost stories to me. 🙂

    • Cider
      October 31, 2016 at 8:46 am


  5. Beth Shankle Anderson
    Beth Shankle AndersonReply
    October 31, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Happy Halloween! I’d love to check out the podcast. I like creepy things (sorta)!

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

    • Cider
      October 31, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Ha! I’m a very scaredy baby about scary stuff actually, but I do better listening than watching. Maybe that will work for you too?

  6. Imaobong
    October 31, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Hehe, I was actually a bit creeped out by some of the GIFs
    We don’t celebrate Halloween here, but have fun, and Happy Halloween!

    • Cider
      October 31, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Thank you!

  7. Devina Vadera
    October 31, 2016 at 7:31 am

    I’m going to give it a listen. Atleast attempt too!

    • Cider
      October 31, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Yay! I hope you enjoy!

  8. katrinajeancarter
    October 31, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Actually really enjoying your content. I have scary stories to share, too! Strangeful things is a great idea. Keep up the good work!

  9. Houx
    October 31, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Now that I am older I scare easily not sure if i could handle this podcast. My scare factor is rated G.

  10. Fatima Zehra
    October 31, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Happy Halloween! I am def gonna have a listen to this!

  11. Cynthia Williamston
    October 31, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Oh my, I don’t know if I can handle the scary lol. I know some friends who would definitely tune in. I’m sharing!

  12. Kimberly Lewis (Lou Lou Girls)
    October 31, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    This sounds perfect for Halloween!

  13. Mihaela Echols
    October 31, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Happy Halloween! It always gives me an excuse to wear wings every year!

  14. Miranda (Anosa)
    October 31, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I cant listen to it at the moment but will do once I get home I am intrigued

  15. Hey Sharonoox
    October 31, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I like listening to scary stories. These sounds like something I would like to check them out. Perfect for Halloween night!

  16. Jessica Teixeira
    October 31, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    It sounds creepy and I scare so easily! But I like being spooked lol – guess that sounds kind of creepy too!

  17. AWanderingVine
    October 31, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Sounds scary! I’m bookmarking this to listen after the kids are in bed tonight 🙂

  18. Janine Good
    October 31, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    I am the biggest wimp when it comes to scariness to the point my husband bought me a “boo immunity” necklace for the haunted houses at the amusement park. I will still need to check out your awesome podcast though!

    • Cider
      November 2, 2016 at 10:12 am

      I truly am a baby too, but I enjoy making the podcast. I hope you check(ed) it out and enjoy(ed) it!

  19. RunningInHeels
    October 31, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Sounds like a fun podcast I’ll have to check it out! Congrats on the new one!

  20. crystal
    October 31, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I like scary stories, definitely enjoyed this

    • Cider
      November 2, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Yay, I’m so glad! I hope you’ll subscribe and tune in every week!

  21. R U S S
    October 31, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Happy Halloween! I love this season – it brings out all sorts of spooky stories. Even if they scare the hell out of me, I still like to listen or watch them.

  22. Cait Weingartner
    November 1, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Sounds like something right up my alley! I’m definitely going to give it a listen. 🙂

  23. Laura
    November 1, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Sounds like you enjoyed it. You certainly live life to the max.

  24. Valerie CottageMakingMommy
    November 1, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Happy Halloween. Sorry I missed the podcast.

    • Cider
      November 2, 2016 at 10:11 am

      You didn’t miss it! It never goes away, you can listen anytime! See the link above or search for it in iTunes or Google Play. We have several older episodes too if you enjoy these sorts of stories. We publish every week!

  25. Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life
    November 1, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I would love to have heard the Podcast but I am so scared of creepy think and do not love the scary part of Halloween, only the candy.

    • Cider
      November 2, 2016 at 10:10 am

      Ha, I understand, I am actually quite easily scared too but I’m better when I’m the one doing the scaring. 😉 Maybe you would like our other podcast, Waiting for the Train – it’s about news and entertainment.

  26. Jill Conyers (@jillconyers)
    November 1, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    What a fun idea for a podcast. This sounds like something my daughter would love.

    • Cider
      November 2, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Yay! I hope you’ll share it with her!

  27. Dawn McAlexander
    November 1, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    That would be creepy. Halloween is the one time a year when I like to be scared. I would probably enjoy this podcast.

    • Cider
      November 2, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Great! I hope you’ll check it out and enjoy it. It’s available at the link in this article or on iTunes or Google Play. 🙂

  28. Claudette Esterine
    November 1, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I am not into Halloween so I will not listen but I think it’s a great idea!

    • Cider
      November 2, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Maybe you’d like our other podcast, which is about news and entertainment typically – Waiting for the Train. If you listen, let us know!

  29. Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth O.Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Podcasts are awesome especially when the topic is something as entertaining as the “unknown”. I’m glad you’re having fun entertaining people as well!

  30. Marceline Dementori
    November 2, 2016 at 3:46 am

    That’s pretty fun! I love all the things about Halloween even the scary movies! It’s awesome to be able to listen to a podcast that’s all about it.

  31. janella2016
    November 2, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Halloween is not my thing. But podcasts of any sort are.

    • Cider
      November 2, 2016 at 10:06 am

      I hope you’ll check it out, then. 🙂 Maybe older episodes if you really find Halloween annoying. You can find it in iTunes, Google Play, or directly on the website Strangeful Things.

  32. Jojo Vito
    November 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Happy Halloween! I am not really a fan of anything “horror” scary )

  33. Acadia Einstein
    November 2, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I hope someone comes back and tells us what they think!

  34. Fatima
    November 2, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    This sounds like a really good episode. And not to worry, I will be avoiding all pixie sticks (always do!) 😉

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:23 am

      I hope you are able to listen and tell us what you think! Ha ha re: pixie sticks.

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