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MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories

Episode 49 -- "Workplace Horror Stories"


Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: workplace horror stories. The audio from these stories has been pulled from our YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.

Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

  • Story 1 -- “Hell Fire" -- Workers make repair inside huge industrial machine (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/46zxGu-y_4A?t=1260)
  • Story 2 -- "The 9th Compartment" -- A secret note was discovered at the bottom of the ocean (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz5Gw2vBtgs)

For 100s more stories like these, check out our YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

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Main Sources:

Story 1: Hell fire

1) Tampa Bay Times investigative piece into what happened -- https://projects.tampabay.com/projects/2017/investigations/tampa-electric/big-bend-hellfire-from-above/

2) Tampa Bay dot com about what the company is doing to remediate issue -- https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/2021/01/22/tampa-electric-will-retire-one-of-its-coal-powered-generators-early/

3) Story about the voicemail Antonio's mother received -- https://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/mom-got-haunting-phone-call-from-son-as-molten-slag-hit-him-in-big-bend/2329703/

4) Confined Space newsletter about worker safety coverage -- https://jordanbarab.com/confinedspace/2017/08/18/workers-lives-tampa/

Story 2: The 9th Compartment

1) Wikipedia page about the Kursk -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kursk_submarine_disaster

2) Popular Mechanics write up -- https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a23494010/kursk-submarine-disaster/

3) Britannica write up -- https://www.britannica.com/event/Kursk-submarine-disaster

4) Radio Free Europe write up -- https://www.rferl.org/a/the-kursk-catastrophe-a-lesson-for-putin-is-fading-from-russian-attention-20-years-later/30778500.html

5) The National Interest write up -- https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/oh-pictures-how-russian-submarine-died-terrifying-175387

6) 19fortyfive write up -- https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/10/kursk-accident-the-scary-way-a-russian-nuclear-submarine-committed-suicide/

7) Wikipedia page for Barents Sea -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barents_Sea

8) Irish Times write up -- https://www.irishtimes.com/news/soaked-letter-tells-last-hours-of-kursk-crew-1.1112366

9) ABC News write up -- https://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=82260&page=1

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