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Unexplained Mysteries

Unexplained Mysteries

Unexplained Mysteries examines history?s most compelling puzzles. From suspicious deaths to scientific paradoxes to paranormal reports, if there are lingering questions, Unexplained Mysteries tells the story. Every Tuesday and Thursday, we sort through the evidence?and occasionally?uncover the answers.

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A Bram Stoker Classic from Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

Dracula wasn?t the only frightful fiction conjured by Irish author Bram Stoker? In this retelling of ?The Judge?s House,? a Cambridge student is overcome with curiosity ? then dread ? as he faces an evil man?s terrifying legacy. Listen to Part 1 right here, then search ?Haunted Places: Ghost Stories? to hear Part 2, when the Judge himself comes calling? Haunted Places: Ghost Stories is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Every Thursday, find a new tale of terror from some of history?s greatest authors. Listen free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-26
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Amnesia

When it comes to sudden memory loss, the most common forms of amnesia are often short-term, and stem from trauma to the brain. But some cases are much more inexplicable. People with Dissociative Amnesia don't experience brain damage, but still lose large chunks of time? and can even forget their entire identity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-25
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Mysterious Tourist Resort Deaths

Between 2018 and 2019, 12 American tourists died suddenly at resorts in the Dominican Republic. Was something nefarious stalking vacationers in paradise? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-23
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Abandoned Russian Radio Station

Since the 1970s, a strange radio signal has broadcast from somewhere in Russia. Listeners can hear rhythmic buzzes, and occasionally, a speaker reciting a nonsense string of letters and numbers. Nobody knows what the messages mean, but the ongoing broadcast may be the only thing preventing global nuclear devastation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-18
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Chauvet Cave Paintings

On December 18th, 1994, three cave scientists discovered a narrow opening in a cliff near the Ardèche River in France. When they cleared enough debris to get inside, they found a cave covered in perfectly preserved 30,000-year-old paintings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-16
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Richard and Rahla?s Love Story - A Valentine?s Special

A newspaper ad, a coastal proposal, and a honeymoon ?conspiracy? involving a limbo legend? Your host Richard Rossner plots out a different kind of history in this Valentine?s Special, presented by Our Love Story. Joined by Rahla, his wife of 33 years, the couple pulls back the curtain on their biggest relationship milestones. Dive into their thrilling love story right here, then search ?Our Love Story? to hear real-life couples ? including more of your favorite Parcast hosts! ? prove that true love exists. New episodes every Tuesday. Listen free on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-15
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What Happened To Connie Converse? Pt. 2

After failing to make a name for herself in the New York folk scene, Connie Converse gave up music for good. But her sadness still lingered, and in 1974 she drove off from her family, never to return again. What could have happened to the folk music pioneer? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-11
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What Happened To Connie Converse? Pt. 1

In 2004, radio host David Garland played a 50-year-old tape of a folk singer named Connie Converse on the air. Those listening didn't know they might be hearing a ghost? In 1974, Connie Converse disappeared without a trace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-09
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Nahanni Valley Pt. 2

In the early 20th century, a disturbing pattern emerged: gold prospectors and trappers would enrich themselves in Nahanni Valley, and then lose their heads. Nobody could account for the eerily similar murders. Was the pristine river gorge home to a dark curse? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-04
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Nahanni Valley Pt. 1

The Nahanni Valley lies in a remote Canadian mountain range. For centuries, legend suggested that strange monsters lived in the lands. The accounts were easy to dismiss ? until four prospectors in the valley died in gruesome, inexplicable ways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-02
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Near-Death Experiences Pt. 2

Today, most scientists agree that, prior to dying, something likely happens inside the brain ? it?s just unclear what. Perhaps souls really can glimpse into the afterlife? or maybe brains are simply processing chemical reactions to physical trauma.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-28
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Near-Death Experiences Pt. 1

Thanks to the marvels of modern medicine, thousands of people have returned from the brink of death. But some report having out-of-body experiences, meeting deceased loved ones, even seeing a light at the end of a tunnel. Are Near-Death Experiences the hallucinations of a dying brain, or could they be proof that an afterlife exists? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-26
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Declassified UFOs Pt. 4: 1970s Through Present Day

The Freedom of Information Act allowed civilian UFOlogists to access information the government had kept under wraps. But after the millennium, the U.S. government itself decided to get back into the game ? and discover once and for all where UFOs come from. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-21
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Declassified UFOs Pt. 3: Project Blue Book

In 1952, the Air Force created a third project, pursuing objective UFO data without a bias. After examining thousands of cases, and dismissing many as planes, birds, or clouds, Project Blue Book was left with several UFO sightings that no one could explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-19
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Declassified UFOs Pt. 2: Project Grudge

In 1949, the Air Force launched a new UFO research project: Project Grudge. But this time, they had a new mandate to follow: extraterrestrial UFOs did not ? and could not ? exist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-14
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Declassified UFOs Pt. 1: Project Sign

In 1947, a team of Air Force officials and scientific experts began studying unidentified flying objects spotted in American skies. Their investigations under Project Sign marked the beginning of a decades-long battle for objectivity and transparency in UFO research.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-12
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The Miracle Staircase of San Loretto

It?s an architectural wonder: a self-supporting spiral staircase in Santa Fe?s Loretto Chapel, constructed by a man who showed up unannounced and left without payment. Some have wondered if the unidentified carpenter was St. Joseph himself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-07
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The Wicker Men

In 58 BCE, Julius Caesar marched on northern Europe to conquer the Celtic tribes. Between battles, he wrote of the druids? horrific human sacrifices: entrapping victims in giant wooden structures and setting them ablaze. Were his accounts an accurate depiction of ritual murders? Or are the wicker men little more than anti-Pagan propaganda? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-05
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Superstitions Special: New Year?s Eve Festivities

The clock?s winding down on the final moments of the year and people around the world are putting their charms and traditions to work, shoring up good fortune for the future. But it?s not always our own personal luck that?s on the line? In this story, a night of superstitions weaves together the fates of merrymakers eager for fresh starts.  This episode is presented by Superstitions, a Spotify Original from Parcast. Follow Superstitions free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-31
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The Sodder Family Tragedy Pt. 3

The tragedy ? and the mystery ? led people to look for answers anywhere they could: George Sodder?s shaded past in Italy, child trafficking trends, and even spontaneous human combustion. But the real explanation for the children?s disappearance might have to do with the house itself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-21
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The Sodder Family Tragedy Pt. 2

In the aftermath of the fire, a startling number of tips, twists, and witnesses came forward regarding the fate of the Sodder children. Their father, George, followed the clues for decades, driven by a suspicion of the ?official? story and a belief that the blaze was no accident. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-21
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The Sodder Family Tragedy Pt. 1

Early Christmas day in 1945, Jennie Sodder woke up to her house on fire. The blaze consumed her home, and five of her children. Or did it? A series of strange events before, during and after the incident leave room for more nefarious ? though no less tragic ? possibilities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-21
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The Mad Gasser Pt. 2

More than 70 years after the so-called Mad Gasser struck, historians are no closer to identifying a culprit. Some even propose that the victims imagined the attacks. But a pattern of similar gassings suggest the perpetrator might have been active for decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-17
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The Mad Gasser Pt. 1

In the summer of 1944, the citizens of Mattoon, Illinois suffered a series of baffling attacks that left them nauseated and temporarily paralyzed.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-15
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The Mandela Effect Pt. 2

Over the past decade, thousands of people have realized their memories don't quite match history. Though these false recollections are usually insignificant, perhaps they point to someone making changes to space, time, or even the fabric of our reality? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-10
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The Mandela Effect Pt. 1

In 2009, paranormal investigator Fiona Broome realized something odd: She had a memory of watching Nelson Mandela's funeral in the 1980s. The only problem? He was still alive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-08
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The Boiling River Pt. 2

Geoscientist Andrés Ruzo traveled to the legendary Boiling River in 2011, determined to find the source of its incredible heat. His first theory: a massive underground volcano.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-03
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The Boiling River Pt. 1

Hidden deep in the Peruvian Amazon, there supposedly lies a mythical, superheated river. While it's rumored to have healing properties and be protected by spirits, it will boil alive anything that falls into it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-01
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Superstitions Crossover: The Poltergeist Curse

Today we?re bringing you a special episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Superstitions on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!  In the 1980s, actors who had starred in the Poltergeist films started dying, leaving fans stunned. Was it just a coincidence? Or had the actors fallen victim to the very films that made them stars? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-24
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Nostradamus Pt. 2

How did the soothsayer arrive at such uncannily accurate prophecies? The answer lies in both how he divined our futures, and why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-19
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Nostradamus Pt. 1

He was a 16th century doctor, apothecary, and seer whose prophecies, published in 1555, still hold resonance today. Did Nostradamus foresee Hitler's rise in Germany, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the COVID-19 pandemic?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-17
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The Rendlesham Forest Incident Pt. 2

With no official explanation of the alleged UFO encounters, ufologists and skeptics alike tried to construct the most likely scenario. Among their theories: astrological events, a patrol car prank, a nearby lighthouse? and time-traveling humans.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-12
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The Rendlesham Forest Incident Pt. 1

In December 1980, American soldiers stationed in eastern England encountered flashing lights, irradiated trees, and impossible flight technology. And despite numerous eyewitness accounts, U.S. and U.K. authorities dismissed the bizarre events as rumor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-10
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Black Holes Pt. 2

Although they represent immense destruction, a supermassive black hole lies at the center of every galaxy in the known universe. Could these fearsome maws hold the key to life? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-05
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Black Holes Pt. 1

For decades, researchers refused to believe they existed ? inescapable pits of darkness so powerful, even light could be caught up in their gravitational pull. But in 1964, an astronomer proved the unthinkable: black holes are real. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-03
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The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam

In 2013, an L.A. hotel employee discovered the body of college student Elisa Lam decomposing in the building?s water tank. The only clue as to what happened was a bizarre CCTV recording from the date of her disappearance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-29
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Don Decker

In February 1983, an inmate on bereavement leave experienced something incredible: the spirit of an old man taunting him and scratching his arms. Just as Don Decker began to believe his deceased grandfather's spirit was haunting him, it began to rain indoors... and upwards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-27
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Cursed Objects: Robert the Doll

Rare artifact, or possessed toy? Robert the Doll is a life-size figurine with a penchant for pulling hijinks. In 1996, he attracted the attention of a paranormal expert, who became determined to track down the source of Robert?s power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-22
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Cursed Objects: Otzi the Ice Man?s Body

In September 1991, a couple of hikers discovered the world's oldest naturally preserved mummy near Similaun Mountain. The mummy was a boon to researchers? But did their study awaken a deadly curse? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-20
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Cursed Objects: The Surrey Ghost Car

In December 2002, police responded to a call about a vehicle that had just swerved off a highway in Surrey, England. But when authorities arrived at the scene, they discovered a rusted car and a body that had undergone months of decomposition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-15
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Cursed Objects: Dybbuk Box

In February 2004, eBay user ?spasmolytic? listed an antique wine cabinet for sale. According to the posting, he and the box's previous owners believed it was inhabited by a dark spirit from Jewish tradition called a Dybbuk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-13
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The Ammons Haunting Case Pt. 2

After the state took LaToya Ammons' children away, she turned to the church for help. She obtained an exorcism for herself and her young son, ending the haunting saga of the Ammons family?but not after enduring the bewilderment and trauma of occult occurrences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-08
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The Ammons Haunting Case Pt. 1

In November 2011, LaToya Ammons and her family moved into a new house in Gary, Indiana. In the months that followed, she and her children were tortured, possessed, and tormented by over 200 demons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-06
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The Bunny Man

This urban legend tells of a maniac who ran amok in the forests of Fairfax County, Virginia. His infamous name is said to derive from his propensity to eat live rabbits and leave their mutilated corpses displayed on an overpass known as Bunny Man Bridge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-01
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The Phantom Island of Bermeja

Sometime in the 18th century, the island of Bermeja seemingly disappeared off maps and from the sea. Then, in the 1990s, the phantom island became the center of a tumultuous dispute between the United States and Mexico. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-29
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The Wow! Signal

In 1977, a radio telescope at The Ohio State University received an extraordinarily strong signal from outer space. Scientists have suggested it might have been sent by aliens.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-24
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Kentucky Meat Shower

On March 3rd, 1876, farmer and housewife Mary Crouch witnessed a bizarre weather anomaly: pounds of raw meat raining down across her farm in Bath County, Kentucky. Almost 150 years later, we're still trying to figure out what caused the flurry of flesh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-22
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Vesna Vulovi?

On January 26, 1972, Serbian flight attendant Vesna Vulovi? survived a 33,000-foot fall after her plane was bombed by terrorists. It's the highest recorded fall without a parachute, but even Vesna herself doesn't know how she lived through it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-17
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Roy Sullivan, the Human Lightning Rod

Between 1942 and 1976, lightning reportedly struck Virginia Park Ranger Roy Sullivan seven times. If you think that sounds crazy, just wait for how he handled 22 encounters with wild bears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-15
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Treasure on Oak Island Pt. 2

What could possibly be buried on Oak Island that is so alluring? Some theorists suspect pirate treasure? But at least one researcher believed the Knights Templar hid an ancient relic there, like the Ark of the Covenant. Or maybe even the Holy Grail.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-10
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