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MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories

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The Strange, Dark and Mysterious delivered in podcast format.


Episode 17 -- "This Island Has a Dark Secret"

During World War 2, there was a horrific incident that occurred on a small island in the Pacific Ocean. At the time, the details of exactly what happened on this island were made top secret. But in 2004, the US government decided it was time for the public to know the truth. Not only is the story of the Chichijima Incident unbelievable, but the twist at the end will genuinely shock you, especially if you are an American.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "This island kept a dark secret until 2004" (Here is the link to the video --

For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" --

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Main Sources:

1. Blog post: "Chichijima incident-Cannibalism in WWII and George H.W. Bush’s remarkable survival." --

2. 9 News write up: "The Chichijima incident: George HW Bush's extraordinary WWII survival story" --

3. All That's Interesting write up: "Inside The Chichijima Incident, George H.W. Bush’s Harrowing Escape From Cannibal Enemies During World War II" --

4. Inside Hook write up: "Horrors of History: How George H. W. Bush Dodged Cannibalism Death in WWII" --

5. Find a Grave "Marvelle William Mershon" --

6. Find a Grave "ENS Floyd Ewing Hall" --

7. Find a Grave "2LT Warren Earl Vaughn" --

8. Chichijima Incident Wikipedia page --

9. "Torture, Execution, and Cannibalism on Chichi Jima, and George HW Bush's Narrow Escape" --

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