The Magnus Archives – Episode 8 – Burned Out

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The Magnus Archives – Horror Fiction Podcast – Episode 8 – Burned Out


Case #9220611

Statement of Ivo Lensik regarding his experiences during the construction of a house on Hill Top Road.

Ivo Lensik works in construction, having inherited his father’s family business. His father and great-uncle were schizophrenic, his father’s disease developing around the time of his divorce. He would spend many hours in his study drawing and analysing fractals. He told his son that someone was following him, trying to stop his research and that Ivo would know him when they met because “all the bones are in his hands”. Shortly afterwards Ivo’s father apparently committed suicide, though the tools that he used were never found and the coroner noted there was a look of fear on his face.

In early October 2006, Ivo started work on a house on Hill Top Road as a second job in order to earn money for his upcoming wedding to his fiancée, Sam. On his first day there was a knock on the door…

“Make your statement, face your fear.”

The Magnus Archives is a horror fiction podcast that first appears as an anthology of creepy stories that soon evolves a complex narrative spanning 160 episodes to date! The plot, production and acting have been praised by fans and critics alike!

This episode was written and performed by Jonathan Sims

Directed and produced by Alexander J Newall

Music by Samuel DF Jones

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This episode was first released back in 2016!

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