Dark Outdoors

Dark Outdoors seeks to raise awareness to the growing dangers in the wilds of North America. From increasing criminal elements in our national forests to serial killers, human-animal conflict and strange weather patterns, Dark Outdoors digs deep to bring you in-depth coverage. Hosted by award-winning wildlife journalist Chester Moores , Dark Outdoors covers what the mainstream media ignores with interviews with survivors, experts and investigators.

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Episodes

Tuesday Jun 27, 2023

Join Chester Moore as he speaks with investigative journalist and Park Predators podcaster Delia D'Ambra.
They talk about the prevalence of missing people in national parks, forests and other public lands and some of the mysterious reasons for these tragedies.
Connect with all of Delia's work here.
Follow Chester on Instagram @thechestermoore
Follow his wildlife work at Higher Calling Wildlife on Facebook.
Subscribe to his blog at highercalling.net.

Monday Jun 12, 2023

In this episode, we probe the dark mysteries of the Sam Houston National Forest.
We talk with the founder of the Missing TX 40 Project in an archival interview and give compelling information about a serial killer that has been in the area for decades that is serving time for copping a plea to being involved with a murder victim found in a barrel on his property.
Oh, yeah that property is across the street from the Sam Houston National Forest and this man killed and savagely raped women in the late 70s when he was a teen.
Plus, we talk other dangerous situations in the forest and end with an encounter with covert operatives.
 
Dark Outdoors is sponsored by Texas Fish & Game and Texas Frightmare Wekeend.

Wednesday May 31, 2023

The cult classic Southern Comfort sent chills down the spines of outdoors lovers when it debuted in 1981. On this episode, hear a real life story that's just as scary as the movie. Plus, we interview Lou Marullo about encountering a bloody, bearded man in the woods at night.
We also dig into an attempted abduction and tell you what we think is your best non-lethal outdoors defense.
Oh, and learn about a brush with Ted Bundy's handiwork in the deep woods of Utah.
Dark Outdoors is brought to you by Texas Frightmare Weekend and Texas Fish & Game.

Sunday May 07, 2023

Join host Chester Moore as he interviews world renowned hog attack expert Dr. Jack Mayer as they discuss hog attacks. Learn about the link between dogs and hog attacks, an account of a legitimate (human) predatory hog, what to do if attacked by a hog and much more.
Dark Outdoors is brought to you by Texas Fish & Game and Texas Frightmare Weekend.
 

Tuesday Apr 25, 2023

In this wild episode of Dark Outdoors, host Chester Moore and fellow author/researcher Jeff Stewart dive into the strange cattle mutilations in Texas that have grabbed national headlines.
What is the source of these grisly crimes?
It might not be what everyone else is saying. Get a different spin on this topic on this episode of Dark Outdoors.
Dark Outdoors is brought to you by Texas Fish & Game and Texas Frightmare Weekend.

Saturday Apr 15, 2023

In the kick-off of season two of Dark Outdoors, host Chester Moore interviews William Ramsey of William Ramsey Investigates about the mysterious water deaths at Lady Bird Lake in Austin.
Are they linked the the smiley face killer phenomenon? Is there something strange and terrifying going on or are these just random drownings?
Moore and Ramsey also comment on the Gary Faust interview with a man who found a body on the edge of Lady Bird Lake and who encountered a mysterious figure and look into other bizarre water-related deaths.
Check out Ramsey's work at William Ramsey Investigates.
Follow Chester Moore @thechestermoore on Instagram and Higher Calling Wildlife on Facebook.
 

Sunday Oct 30, 2022

In this bonus episode of season one, host Chester Moore interviews his longtime friend and spooky movie fan Patrick Trumble as they talk about the weirdest, wildest and scariest movies that take place in the dark outdoors.
Get more info 
www.darkoutdoors.com
Instagram.com/thechestermoore
Dark Outdoors is brought to you by the following:
*Texas Frightmare Weekend, The Southwest's Premier Horror Convention and Film Festival.
*Hog Hunt USA-A Forthcoming App For Hog Hunting
*Texas Fish & Game magazine
 

Thursday Oct 27, 2022

In this shocking episode, host Chester Moore digs deep into the shocking serial killing of horses in Texas and Nevada. He is joined by author and researcher Jeff Stewart as they unveil some new details in the horse killing trends and discuss possible motives behind horse massacres in Texas and serial horse killings that are happening in multiple states.
Get more info 
www.darkoutdoors.com
Instagram.com/thechestermoore
Dark Outdoors is brought to you by the following:
*Texas Frightmare Weekend, The Southwest's Premier Horror Convention and Film Festival.
*Hog Hunt USA-A Forthcoming App For Hog Hunting
*Texas Fish & Game magazine
 

Saturday Oct 01, 2022

If you think you've heard it all in true crime and outdoors mysteries, think again. Chester Moore interviews William Ramsey of William Ramsey Investigates about mysterious water deaths that have been puzzling police around the nation. This takes us into the "Smiley Face Killers" phenomenon and we also delve into death cults link to murders in the great outdoors.
Get more info 
www.darkoutdoors.com
Instagram.com/thechestermoore
Dark Outdoors is brought to you by the following:
*Texas Frightmare Weekend, The Southwest's Premier Horror Convention and Film Festival.
*Hog Hunt USA-A Forthcoming App For Hog Hunting
*Texas Fish & Game magazine
 

Monday Sep 19, 2022

Join Dark Outdoors host Chester Moore as he interviews veteran and outdoors lover Lucas Pelt who experienced a very serious cottonmouth bite. Learn how it happened and the experience Pelt had in the aftermath.
In our Dark Outdoors defense segment, we check in with renowned snake venom expert Dr. Spencer Greene and learn what to do if you do get bitten by a snake.
Oh, and we also cover what NOT to do.
The outdoors is a place of serenity and beauty but at times the outdoors experience goes dark. And it can go dark quickly for someone experiencing a venomous snake bite.
Learn more about Dr. Greene and his work at the link here.
Get more info 
www.darkoutdoors.com
Instagram.com/thechestermoore
Dark Outdoors is brought to you by the following:
*Texas Frightmare Weekend, The Southwest's Premier Horror Convention and Film Festival.
*Hog Hunt USA-A Forthcoming App For Hog Hunting
*Texas Fish & Game magazine
 
 

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