MrBallen’s Strange, Dark, and Mysterious Channel

Isabella Sparks, Staff Writer

MrBallen is an up-and-coming YouTuber, former Navy seal, husband, and father of three. He also has a passion for researching the dark and mysterious. He makes spooky/mysterious short stories and his videos range from 15 to 35 minutes long with 1-3 short stories. They always start with, “If you’re a fan of the strange, dark, mysterious, delivered in story format, then you have come to the right channel because that is all we do and we upload three to four times every week.” John Ballen(MrBallen) is super knowledgeable and is really good at making you understand every crazy part of the story. For instance, a three-year-old was found two days after a missing person report was filed, four miles from where they were last seen. This is crazy, but Ballen makes you understand how crazy it actually was. There were 10 barbed-wire fences, and he explains how it would be impossible for a 3-year-old to get past this with NO scratches, no marks on them at all. His storytelling makes leaves audiences shocked and intrigued.

All of his stories are true stories, and he tells them based on his research and gives more background information for you to completely understand these stories. These shorts are also the perfect length. Most of them are around 20 minutes long, so if you turn one on while you get ready for school, on a lunch break, or on a school break, giving you a little rush of adrenaline from these exciting and interesting stories.

MrBallen’s shorts are perfect for true crime junkies who want to hear all the information but don’t necessarily want to research it all on their own. He also posts super regularly so there’s a broad selection from paranormal, missing cases, stalking cases, and so much more. These shorts are super spooky, but also so interesting, and I’d advise any fan of the abnormal to go check it out!