The internet has no shortage of Navy SEALs telling incredible stories (we even have some of our own here on Sandboxx), but few within the SEAL community have managed to etch out as much success on social media as John Allen–commonly known online as MrBallen.
Despite having an incredibly harrowing story about how his years on the SEAL teams came to a close, it wasn’t Allen’s military service that first brought him to my attention; it was his storytelling. Like lots of folks in our age group, my wife and I did away with cable years ago and have since adopted just about every streaming platform on the market. Our daughter gives Disney+ and Netflix a run for their money, and we often rent movies through Amazon–but without question, the streaming platform we use most of all is YouTube.
For all of the platform’s flaws, there really is no better place to find the sort of spooky or mysterious content that my wife and I share a deep affinity for; and it was that very affinity that led us to MrBallen’s YouTube channel. Remarkably, neither of us even knew the host was a former Navy SEAL when we first started devouring every video on his channel. While clearly proud (and incredibly humble) about his tenure as a Navy SEAL, MrBallen doesn’t trade on his Trident for YouTube exposure. Instead, he seems to genuinely devote himself to the content he produces — which he sums up rather eloquently in the introduction for each video:
“But before we get into today’s stories, if you’re a fan of the strange, dark, or mysterious delivered in story format, then you’ve come to the right channel because that’s all we do and we upload three, four, even five times every week.”
Of course, there’s plenty of creepy content to be found on YouTube, but there’s something about Allen’s delivery that makes his videos a sort of visual and auditory comfort food for me. The videos are light on graphics, and are largely just a single shot of Allen relaying a story to you in front of a green screen–but there’s genius in its simplicity. Allen scours the internet for the sorts of stories weirdos like me can’t get enough of, and then he studies them until he’s seemingly internalized the narrative enough to really sell the story.
The result is an approach to storytelling that feels entirely natural–Allen doesn’t read the story to you off of cue cards, nor is his delivery in any way performative. As you watch Allen’s videos, you really get the sense that you’re just being told a story from a buddy of yours that’s really good at storytelling. And as much as I do like the content, it may be that sense of familiarity that’s made his channel such a recurring part of my week.
Serving in the military offers young men and women a genuinely unique set of social circumstances. Just a few months after signing on the dotted line, you’ll almost certainly find yourself in a new environment, surrounded by new people, with a whole lot of time to kill. Being bored with strangers for extended periods of time leads to a lot of storytelling–both as a means to get to know each other and as a way to kill time. Maybe that’s why Allen’s channel feels so familiar to me… because I could see this guy telling me these stories while we sat on sandbags together and bathed in the smoke of a dozen Newports burning around us during my days in Twentynine Palms.
Allen’s time on the SEAL teams began in 2010, and he was injured in combat in 2014. He explains the experience in a video, so rather than paraphrasing, I recommend watching his story for yourself here. Allen ended up getting out of the Navy in 2017 and was soon facing the same sort of existential panic so many service members experience when starting their lives anew. Of course, Allen landed on his feet, but he’s aware that not everyone has been so lucky.
Recognizing that these challenges weren’t unique among special operators, Allen would go on to help found Elite Meet–an organization that helps special operations veterans like Allen find employment in competitive career fields. Allen also spent time partnered with the Operators Association, which is a group that helps aspiring special operators prepare for the rigors of selection.
Of course, you don’t have to care about any of that good stuff to enjoy MrBallen’s content on YouTube though. Honestly, his channel would be just as much fun if Allen had spent his 20s as an icecream man, but for a veteran like me, it’s tough not to root for someone who has devoted so much of his life to service.
While Allen found a lot of success with his video content on TickTock originally, his focus shifted to YouTube fairly recently. He’s been uploading videos there for around 9 months now and has already amassed a whopping 1.3 million subscribers.
Allen’s online success seems to prove the old First Sergeant’s axiom that the skills that can make you successful in the military can also make you successful in other endeavors. Allen may not pay his bills by speed roping into gunfights these days, but the tenacity that earned him a spot on one of America’s most elite combat units seems to translate into everything he does–which explains why he’s able to post “three, four, even five times per week,” as he so often reminds his viewers.
As a research junkie, I’ll admit that not all of his videos are heavily vetted. Many are based on stories that have made their way around the internet for years, and as such, are pretty tough to nail down with academic-level citations. Don’t let that stop you from enjoying the videos, but I wouldn’t cite them in your next term paper.
Check out MrBallen’s YouTube channel here, and if you like his content, make sure to hit subscribe.
Feature image courtesy of MrBallen on YouTube.
Chicken curry recipe says
When someone writes an post he/she keeps the image of a user in his/her brain that
how a user can know it. Thus that’s why this paragraph is great.
Every tale has been told at least once at some point in time.
If it sounds familiar, then it’s occured to someone to tell it before. Because it actually happened to them, or because the story illustrates a point that is worth repeating.
Therefore; in my humble opinion, there is a need for stories to be told more than once, so that we learn from the past. That is not plagiarism, that is survival of our species.
Max Pruitt says
For those who are interested, I recently posted a comment expressing my sadness at how MrBallen treats the subscribe button. It seems I was mistaken. It is the like button whom MrBallen treats unfairly. The subscribe button is furious with me and I can’t blame it. It says I have damaged its relationship with Mr Ballen. It now is threatening to sue me for defamation. This is very serious. It might cost me untold amounts of money for this grievous error. I am appalled at my mistake. I may have to start a go fund me page to help pay the damages. I am very worried. I will keep any interested parties updated with any and all developments. I wish to state that I apologize profusely to the subscribe button and hope we can work this out amicably. Wish me luck
Lmao! I’m just a recent subscriber to Mr Ballen, but I’m aware from comments I’ve read there’s a running “joke” about like buttons.
What’s the deal?
Max Pruitt says
Dear Mr Ballen. Love your content. However, I am appalled at your treatment of the subscribe button. I have instructed the subscribe button to rename your Mr Ballen Shorts channel to Mr Ballens’ Skivvies.
Yeah, he might be a bit of a narssacist and a bit arrogant, but he served. And we’re all grateful for that. Whether his stories are true or not doesn’t really matter. They’re entertaining and to the point. His editing obviously helps with his videos. And you can see the jump cuts too. I love listening to him when I’m bored and it helps. So, I hope he keeps it up or starts writing for Hollywood or something. He’s talented.
He doesn’t come across arrogant or narcissistic at all to me. What makes you say that?
Rachelle Thompson says
Could you do a story on the residential schools? It is where Native American children were stolen from their families in US and Canada and some never came home. Also a pressing matter for us Natives is the missing and murdered indigenous women and children that go unnoticed.
Hello Rachelle, my name is Lisa and my ancestry is native American. I’m interested in the things you said. Could you email me and elaborate about the kids that were taken from their families, when and where and about the missing murdered women and children, also where and when. I would like to hear about this and maybe try and find out why nothing had been done about it. I’m not anyone special or anything just a concerned person.
Your mom says
& he is a story teller, he even tells his sources sometimes. He never claimed to be a journalist, or to interview victims and debate insane people online…. he takes news articles and basically reads them to us, he paraphrases and uses many other storytelling tools to make his story not just entertaining but also easier to understand and a lot more fun. If you have a problem with the facts of the story then take it up with the original reporting source and if you get it changed then maybe ask nicely for a due over from Mr Ballen.
Cyndi Cleary says
I was stuck in bed all day and came across Mrballen… Great storyteller and easy on the eyes too! Seriously you know when someone is genuine and just a decent human. I respect his service to our country and to all the other men and women who have done the same. Thank you to all!
His collab with Mr. Beast is a very worthy cause I just bought some merch to support cleaning our waters. I’m going back now to continue watching. God Bless America may she continue to be the land of the free and the home of the Brave!
Lazarus Wiedzmin says
He is human garbage. He lied about a medication on one of his videos leading to an anxiety attack and suicide of a very dear friend. I’d rip those dog tags right the hell off of him if here were in front of me. He’s not a seal, he’s a frog…..living off of FALSE horror stories and too much of a coward to interview or debate.
Lazarus Wiedzmin says
I’m a vet too and he sounds like a pathetic embarassment to his platoon if he was even actually in the military.
Sue Davis says
Quite sure he’s never claimed to be a physician or a pharmacist. I’m sorry for your loss but your friend obviously needed help.
What the heck!?!
Nicholas B Cobb says
What I like most about Ballen’s videos has to be his incongruous abuse of the like button.
Kendall Pickner says
P.S. I frigging obsesse over Allen and his daily/nightly storytelling. He has become a piece of my ritualistic days! He should really start marking more NEW videos. I can’t keep listening the same stories. Keep up the good work, we need MORE of ya!
Kendall Pickner says
Thank you for serving for my freedom. I will forever be in your debt and greatful for all the unselfish proud uniformed brothers and sisters.
I really like his show and I appreciate and thank him for his service. I just don’t understand his hat, hippy hair and flannel shirts. Maybe it’s his persona, but I bet he would look great updated. No it doesn’t matter, but I just don’t see many men his young age dressing like he served in Vietnam.
Thank you for the intriguing stories. I like that you are telling stories with limited graphics because I don’t have to watch, I can just listen! Please explain the “secret” so that I may participate when I am holding my phone and watching. Thanks again.
Phyllis Hall says
I am about to get on a soapbox, so hold on to your butts.
I stumbled across MrBallen’s YouTube channel by accident. I saw the title of the video and it looked interesting, so I watched. And I immediately became a follower. It wasn’t so much his skill of telling the story; it wasn’t the actual story, itself. It’s his discipline when he tells it. He makes hand gestures to emphasize the action he is speaking of; he rarely makes faces, except to perhaps emphasize the supposedly absurdness of the person in the story; how THEY might have reacted in said situation. He does not grandstand in his story telling; he respects every single word he is saying, and that alone makes him a great storyteller. He cites every source of the material he shares, and recently, he has shared a story about suicide and posted numbers to call, should a listener need help with having suicidal thoughts. And it wasn’t just for the US citizens. He left phone numbers for The UK, Canada, Ireland, the Philippines and Australia. In my mind, even after he left the military, this man remains a hero; still trying to aid and protect those who may not be able to help themselves.
An earlier comment stated the fact that MrBallen uses a certain author’s work as source material, but doesn’t pay him for using the material. How do you know this for a fact? Do you know Mr Paulides or Mr Allen personally? How do you know Mr Allen didn’t ask Mr Paulides for permission, in exchange for a mention of said source material? I had heard of Mr Paulides and his work, but it was “just in passing” due to always having an interest in this sort of thing, but I never purchased nor read any of his books until Mr Allen mentioned them in his videos, so books were purchased, which means revenue for Mr Paulides, thanks to Mr Allen. Sir, you clearly do not understand the mindset of a military vet. A good, decent veteran has severe problems doing the wrong thing, and will literally go out of their way to help someone who needs help. Are you the same as them? I think not, as you decided to point your finger and accuse, instead of checking your facts…like Mr Allen does. He gave credit where credit was due; he always does. Should anyone have a problem with what he is doing and how he does it, there are certain things that will happen, or should happen.
If he is illegally using someone else’s work/material without permission or mentioning the source, he could be sued and videos of said material will be pulled from the site and no longer available for viewing.
If you do not like what he does or how he does it, you have absolutely every right to stop watching his videos….which, incidentally, men like Mr Allen gave you the right to do so. You may wish to argue that Mr Allen could not have done it, due to him being so young and you have had these freedoms all your life. You apparently do not know your history. It was men like Mr Allen that fought to gain America her freedoms, so regardless of your arguments about what you are deeming what he is doing is illegal, think before you open your mouth or type your comment. Mr Allen fought for me, even though he was in the Middle East, and I, myself am a military veteran. You attack one of us; you attack all of us, and a military family is not something you wish to tangle with.
Mr Allen provides a service, even today, to those of us who need a chance to forget the trials and troubles of today’s world, and he gives aid information whenever the subject he is covering might get a person with mental/emotional problems help.
It July 4, 2021, and I duly thank Mr Allen for his service and his stories.
You’re literally berating a United States Marine, who certainly understands the “mindset of a military vet”. Please do your own research and read Mr. Hollings’ bio before sticking your rather presumptuous opinion in a place it doesn’t belong.
Brian Valdez says
I think women have a tendecy to be on higher horses because their almighty vagina says shes a female and a grown woman mother so she gets to also dictate who does what and who doesnt do what. it looks like to me youre in the wrong here. “USMC MAMA” thats kinda cocky for you to show off your suppossed “badassery” but I guess it cant be helped huh? mabey your ego’s abusing the like button. This guy is also a veteran too so im not sure why you needed to supposedly teach im a lesson? He didnt know that Mr.Hollings is apparrently a veteran. So you made this situation worse here great job woman. however I think you belong in the kitchen now get to it bitch I want a god damn fucking sandwhich NOW!!!!!!
Thanks for the stories…I watch you along with listing to others on podcast speak about stories most dont beleive in. I am a 20 year vet and it helps take me to another place. Most people live with blinders on and dont belive or could handle the truth. The truth is there are things in our world that we cannot explain.
james mitchell says
I really enjoy the hand gestures… it helps you imagine things that are tuff or impossible to do with words… the words just have more impact with hand gestures… of course thats an opinion and I’m just one person … I’m only responding so that maybe u can get by the hand gestures and see them as a plus … but to each his own … God bless !!! Jesus loves us all and thats all thatvreally matters !! Have a wonderful day
I just wish Mr.Ballen would stop continually waving his arms about all the time when he talks, I find it more irritating and can’t watch anymore.
Seems you have irritation problems you need to deal with.. Or maybe search for, “non-waving of hands while telling scary stories” on youtube or something. I’d rather him not look like a statue while telling stories… lol
Regina Kaufman says
Ma’am you must’ve never have met southerner especially a southern woman. Because when we’re talking we’re moving hands.
H. Bella says
Or any Italian-American!
Anastasia Beaverhausrn says
Or a New Yorker. We talk with our hands. It’s the law.
I love his gestures and movements. It does seem you have an issue. This man put his life on the line for our country and freedoms. Have some respect, not everyone is cut from the cloth as he is and people alike. It takes someone special to be able to do what they have done. And the mental aspects of what war leaves behind is something that I would never want to experience. I love you Mr Ballen and have the upmost respect for you! Thank you for your service to our country!
Sounds like a personal issue. Thants just your opinion. I enjoy the extra prompts. It makes it more exciting and and catchy. Sorry you dont have more personality.
John Allen doing a white Aussie accent is hilarious…keep up the great storytelling John
james mitchell says
Which video does he do the aussie accent? That would be fun to watch
The Truth says
Since the beginning of Naval Special Warfare in early 1943 there have been roughly 18,000 men who completed training of some sort and served with the Naval Special Warfare Teams (including the Underwater Demolition Teams, the SEAL Teams and the earlier NSW units of WWII).
Of those 18,000 men, roughly 10,000 (or fewer) are still living, and approximately 2,400 of those living members are currently serving on active duty.
There are only about 7,000 former (i.e. non-serving) Navy SEALs scattered among our nation’s population of 313+MILLION. That’s approximately one (1) former Navy SEAL for every 45 THOUSAND citizens
You have far greater chance of meeting a former NFL football player than you have of ever encountering a real Navy SEAL.
With that said, the FBI estimates that there are 300 SEAL Imposters for every living Navy SEAL. Verifying at least a dozen and often over 20 fraudulent SEAL Claims each day, I put the number much, much higher than 300.
Active military families only make up 1% of the U.S. population. I’ve been moving around with my husband for the last 8 years & he has been active around 18. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind a few fitness & healthy type videos out of him.
Active military families only make up 1% of the U.S. population. I’ve been moving around with my husband for the last 8 years & he has been active around 18. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind a few fitness & healthy type videos out of Mr. Ballen.
james mitchell says
Wow I’m happy that someone has the time and resources to dig all that up about the number of real former seals…and the number of imposters… isn’t it amazing that someone would say that?? Why make a false claim like that?, really they must be very insecure with their real self and life….and those insecurities are only going to compound when your new girlfriend or whoever finds out your a total imposter… live a good Godly life and do things that you are proud of !!! Even if its just working a regular job and supporting your family… lieing about things like that is only going to make things more difficult
Evelyn Eaves says
Mr. Allen, thank you for the stories that you tell. You have a talent for telling them, and I bet your kids will love hearing them around a campfire. I cannot tell you how many times my husband, a Vietnam Vet looks to see if you’ve downloaded a new story. He can relax and come down after listening to you. Once again thank you for the time you take from your precious family to tell these stories.
Dear Mr Ballen,I rarely post comments but felt compelled to do so here.Glenn and I watch you nearly every night and really enjoy your tales.You are a very gifted storyteller,very engaging,natural and well researched and you come across as a really great chap!We are from Cumbria in North West England,you may want to check out The lady in the lake case,her body was discovered in Coniston Lake,the Croglin Vampire,the Pendle witches,to name but a few! I must admit after watching one of your stories I had to go to bed with the light on! Anyway,keep going and take care!
Mr Ballen Is amazing.
I have been binge watching all of his videos since very recently when I found his channel.
He is also the only story teller I follow on youtube. So for me that says a lot also.
Jim Carangelo says
MrBallen is awesome. Watching his channel turned me onto Dave Paulides CanAm Missing Project, aka Missing 411 , which has completely fascinated me, and still continues to. Jim C.
kathleen clelland says
I’m obsessed with MrBallens show..my daughter introduced me and I’ve not looked back!! He comes across as a genuine and humble person who has found a way to work and I’m glad he chose doing this..when he tells a story I can see what he’s talking about..picture it all in my head and feel my heart pounding lol I think he found his niche!! you always promote Db when you mention any of his stories..hopefully things can be sorted!!love that he’s a family man and that he served in the navy seals..my dad was military..keep up the amazing work John Allen..im subscribed and hooked lol
Recently found my way to your channel and and have been binge watching ever since. I didn’t know if the stories were true or just a good yarn but you sure get the goosebumps going on a dark windy night out hunting, repeating your tales. Our sons love them.
From a family who served and continues to serve Australia and a Gr Grandfather who served and made the ultimate sacrifice as a US Pilot in the Pacific, we were and are proud to serve beside you still.
Thank You for your Service.
Damn u mad bru…The hater gene is strong with this one.
I was so drawn into your story of your snowboarding friend’s dad/spirit being
I’ve also watched the actual documentary about the missing 411 but your story’s on the few I’ve watch thus far were just as compelling as the documentary itself. Your gift of being
very “descriptive on every detail” makes me feel as though I’m virtually there with the eerie feelings and all, great job. You’d be great writing books or storyline for movies too. I can watch a movie and be really into it then 2 hours later go tell a friend about it but only remembering less than half of the details. Some folks are gifted/blessed with photographic memory. Keep up the great job you’re doing and THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE.
Glenn R MacDonald says
It’s kind of embarrassing and cringe worthy to see so called men, especially ones who were in the service complaining about anything never mind complaining about another person who simply is entertaining others. Stealing material? You mean talking about circumstances that has happened to other people? Wouldn’t DP be guilty of that? Stop complaining or being jealous and grown up. Stealing a story only counts when someone has made up or created a story of their own and someone then word for word publishers it and profits it as their own. Mr Ballen has done none of that.
gabe bishop says
I’m just going to say MrBallen is an amazing youtuber. Just because he doesn’t make his own stories shouldn’t overpower the greatness of his channel. Most of the stories are ones I have never heard of before. But when I started watching his channel, I was addicted! He is just a good storyteller and makes the stories come to life as I think of it. And I believe all of it. I respect that he gets real stories and doesn’t make fake ones. Fake ones are ok, but never as scary as real ones. I’m not going to go on some website and find strange stories, I’m going to watch them! The reason he has a bunch of subscribers is because of how he tells the stories. Like how Bob Ross paints. It’s his painting that makes him so awesome, but it’s also how he does it.
So MrBallen, thank you for all of the nightmares!
This is John Allen, aka MrBallen. I hope you keep an open mind and check out DP’s next video. He and I spoke on the phone 2 days ago addressing the very issue you are referencing and I think you’ll see there is more than meets the eye on this one. As for me exaggerating my experience in the SEAL teams, I’m not. But of course, there’s no way to “prove” this unless I show you my DD-214 (which is the piece of paper they give you summarizing your career when it ends), but I don’t feel compelled to do that. Take care!
People like this doesn’t deserve a reply but I found it to be a perfect answer. I’m guessing jealousy is what drove his comment. It not like you pretending you came up with these stories you taking stories that most anyone would find interesting and telling them like a friend making them easy to understand and makes the listener feel like they are part of the story. My son has adhd and even with his meds he can’t read and comprehend very well at all. Like myself he loves strange and mysterious things. So he watches every episode with me and is really engaged and understanding the story. If you wasn’t great at what your doing you wouldn’t have such a successful channel. Where is the original commenters channel? Maybe we should compare? Lol Also you don’t owe him sh**! Your not claiming you saved thousands by doing a Rambo off a skyscraper or even bragging about your service or using it for views. It would be a successful channel if you worked at Burger King because the way you relay the stories to people. If he doesn’t like it move on and watch someone else but by taking time to comment such negativity I suspect he is very jealous because you so popular and a true hero. Keep up what you do and remember for every 1 like him there are thousands like me who respect you as a person and loves your stories. ✊ 🇺🇸
Jack Fisher says
You should be careful with DP, he has been heavily criticized for exaggerating the nature of his work with law enforcement and he cherry picks his examples often without following up or providing full context.
While the former is not as egregious as falsely claiming to be a SEAL, this is only a matter of degree and in any even erodes his credibility.
That said, thank you for your service.
Darlene Poppele says
You sir are an amazing story teller! I don’t know how you do it. You do not have to prove yourself or your accomplishments to anyone!
In these crazy times, you have help me keep my sanity with these stories.
Please keep doing what you’re doing.
Thank you !
Alex Childs says
We are very greatful for your service and sacrifice. Thank you. We enjoy your stories and the lack of foul language.
Tina Robbins says
You, sir, are an absolutely amazing and compassionate human being; if only there were more like you in this insane world….. I’ll ignore all the negative crap as I always do, not worth my time (nor yours). I am completely honored and humbled to think that you may read this one day. Cannot thank you enough for the knowledge and even laughter (when appropriate, of course) that you’ve given to me and countless others. And thank you for introducing David Paulitis, as he is just an extraordinary, remarkable man that I almost feel as if I’ve personally gotten to know!! Be well, please stay safe!
Brian S. says
The guy has no understanding of what plagiarism is so enough said. MrBallen please just keep the content coming.. hand gestures and all. Great storyteller and seems an even better personality. I thank you for your service and continued commitment to our heroes.
John Allen aka "MrBallen" says
Thank you so much for writing this about me!
Sabrina Munroe says
Could you please explain about the secret to look for I have no idea but I know I’d love to look for it if I knew what you were talking about lol pls email me about it thank you! And I love your stories!!!
Beverly Loving says
I’ve watched and enjoyed every video he’s published. I’m a huge fan! Thanks for this article. He definitely deserves this recognition.
John Allen aka MrBallen uses some of David Paulides work and makes money off of someone else’s hardwork and research without giving David any compensation other than mentioning where he got the information from. I believe that’s called plagiarizing another person’s story.
Is he another part of the new generation of “influencer’s” that think because they have followers then they should get something for free? I remember when if you made a buck of of someone else’s work you shared in the profits with them.
I also remember when US Navy Seals had morals and integrity but obviously John’s just another grifter. And yes I’m a Vet too and have served in NAVSPECWAR also.
Paulides doesnt own the stories. Mr. Ballen has directed more traffic to DPs page, giving complete credit to his source material. DP should be saying thank you for the free advertising. DP comes off as achingly, furiously jealous.
Have you watched the Mr Ballen channel?
DP got fired from his court security job, which was a demotion to begin with. He was using his job to solicit autographs and memorabilia from celebrities, using a fake charity. He got caught, and fired. They did allow him to retire with special circumstances.
DP is a fame whore and scammer. His material is dry, interesting and full of holes re the truth. MB served honorably, was injured during service, went on to found an organization to help others. He’s personable, friendly and humble and presents material in a relatable, respectful and entertaining way.. DP is none of this, and his whining comes off as sheer greed and jealousy.
Only some of his videos are missing 411. He always credits DP and suggests getting the books. You dont like it, dont subscribe. I enjoy smashing the like button. Dont criticize, simply dont watch. He is an amazing storyteller. Most lore has been told hundreds of times with little variation. That is what storytelling is. Handing down already told stories to new listeners. It has been happening for hundreds of years. Get over it.
M Beck says
In order to plagerize something it needs to be an original story. An original piece. These are recounts of TRUE Stories that have been reportedly, obsessively researched by DP and his team. He isn’t the author of these stories, he was and continues to be a researcher, as he states on. Mr Ballen Is a story test, not a researcher. They each have very different takes in these stories.
David touched on this very point recently on his own channel. At the end of the day, these are true stories. Real people, real situations, real loss. DP and Mr Ballen are both directing attention to the issue at hand, MISSING PEOPLE.
Give them both a break, life is too short and too fragile to battle every petty thing.
Seems your triggered pretty darn easy. Maybe you should go take a walk in the forest, and take some deep breaths, and thank God your alive to do so. I’m sorry you are so angry and bitter. Have a great day!
Patricia J Martinez says
Before making such remarks you should do your research. Plagiarizing is when you use someone else’s work and present it as your own. Mr. Ballen has always given DP credit where credit is due. He always encourages his viewers to watch DP’s videos & to even purchase his books. Many people have found out who DP is because of Mr. Ballen (not saying they would’ve never known about DP if it weren’t for Mr. Ballen, but it’s possible they wouldn’t have). Therefore, Mr. Ballen has brought more needed attention to DP’s work. People need to know about these strange disappearances if there’s going to be any hope in stopping them or getting to the bottom of what’s really going on. I watched one of DP’s videos and he specifically said he spoke with Mr. Ballen, he thinks he’s a great guy (like most of us do), and he has no issues with him telling the stories at all. You’ve simply got it all wrong man. Although I completely disagree with you I do want to say thank you for your service to to our country.
He has said that he has permission from DP to talk about the stories in the books, and he credits him every time he uses them. Many people now know about DP because of MrBallen so he’s probably grateful that he references stories from his books.