Unexplained

By Richard MacLean Smith

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Reviews: 29

Ingrid Cold.
 Sep 5, 2021
Love it. Perhaps pronunce Smith a little more boldly?

Scott
 Apr 1, 2021
Excellent story telling and narration!


 Jan 18, 2021


 Nov 27, 2020

Jessica
 Sep 6, 2020
Thrilled that Season 5 has received financial support and can finally be shared! This is my go to podcast for winding down, both for the wide variety of phenomena explored and the wonderful cadence of Richard's storytelling.

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SERIES 6 WILL BEGIN FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD 2021

Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is…

More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast


Episode Date
EPISODE POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY OCTOBER 29TH
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A huge apology to all my listeners but sadly due to my daughter being quite ill over the last few weeks, I've been forced to postpone this week's episode until next Friday, October 29th.  It's nothing serious but eventually, something had to give, and finishing the episode in time has proved a small step too far... Very sorry again but rest assured we will be back next week! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 22, 2021
Season 06 Episode 3 Extra: Return to Sunder
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In the morning of August 11th, 1676, Benedictine Nun, Sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione was found on the floor of her bedroom, lying disheveled and covered in ink, next to a strange indecipherable letter.    With no idea what it said, or how it had got there, Sister Maria knew only one thing for certain. It had been written by the devil... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 15, 2021
Season 06 Episode 3: Under the Influence
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In the evening of February 16th 1981, in Brookfield, Connecticut, 19-year-old Arne Johnson, wanted in connection with a stabbing incident, was arrested by police after being found aimlessly wandering along a main road. When Arne finally began to speak, he claimed not to remember the incident because he hadn't been inside his mind at the time. The Devil had.  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 08, 2021
Season 06 Episode 2 Extra: Wood for the Trees
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In 1952, George Adamski inadvertently created the alien contactee movement.  In this week's Extra, we take a brief look at the lives of Georgia Lee and Dorothy Martin, at two early proponents of the movement.  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 01, 2021
Season 06 Episode 2: Valleys of the Uncanny (Pt 2. of 2)
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Part Two of Season 06 Episode 2: Valleys of the Uncanny  A few months after the mysterious death of Zigmund Adamski, PC Alan Godfrey sets out on a routine night patrol around the town of Todmorden in North England.  That night will change his life forever... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 24, 2021
Season 06 Episode 2: Valleys of the Uncanny (Pt 1. of 2)
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Once in a while something so extraordinary occurs that can leave its mark so deeply on a place that it appears destined to shape our impression of it forevermore.    For the town of Todmorden, in the North of England, that something occurred just over forty years ago today. It’ll be sometime before it’s forgotten... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 17, 2021
S06 Episode 1 Extra: The Chasm Below
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This week's episode looks at the strange and mysterious Houska Castle, a place that has long fascinated people on account of its peculiar location and supposedly dark origins... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 10, 2021
NIGHTY NIGHT WITH RABIA CHAUDRY IS AVAILABLE NOW!
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Nighty Night is a horror anthology series where famed attorney, author and podcaster Rabia Chaudry delivers bone-chilling bedtime stories that will be sure to keep you wide awake all night long. These creepy tales will be a mix of both original content and lesser known classics delivered with a modern spin. Listen on all audio platforms now!  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nighty-night-with-rabia-chaudry/id1581854514 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6c003br3coRNMn6RXYyecr?si=fkAUvqdCTNiJ4Q7B8t6c4g&dl_branch=1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 07, 2021
Season 06 Episode 1: Lying in Wait
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In July 2009, at the height of war in Afghanistan, US and British forces struggle to get to grips with fighting a mostly invisible enemy, while simultaneously trying to win the hearts and minds of the people whose land they have invaded.   As part of Operation Khanjar, the US government's latest roll of the dice in their efforts to beat back the influence of the Taliban in Helmand Province, 4000 marines from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment have been deployed to the region.  Among them are eight Marines, tasked with occupying a strange and isolated observation post, known simply as The Rock.  Their war is about to get far stranger than they could ever have imagined.   Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 03, 2021
Unexplained Season 6 Trailer
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Unexplained returns with Season 06 on Friday, September 3rd... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 01, 2021
S05 Episode 18 Extra: Übermensch
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Whatever you believe about the use of Hurkos’ supposed talents, it is hard to deny the extra layer of fascination his involvement brings to a police investigation. With that in mind, there is one case in particular that makes for intriguing listening. Not least of all, because it also happened to involve one of America’s most curious and shocking crimes of the 20th century... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 02, 2021
S05 Episode 18: Learning to See (Pt. 2 of 2)
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Part Two of S05 Episode 18: Learning to See  After accepting a call from the Strangler Taskforce, Peter Hurkos arrives in Providence, Rhode Island to see what he can do to help... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 25, 2021
S05 Episode 18: Learning to See (Pt. 1 of 2)
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In 1964 the eleventh in a series of brutal murders occurred in and around the city of Boston, Massachusetts, that police had come to believe were all perpetrated by the same individual - referred to in the press as The Mad Strangler.    No closer to finding the culprit after 18 months of investigations, an incredible decision was made in an attempt to crack the case... Featuring the extraordinary story of self-proclaimed psychic Peter Hurkos.  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 18, 2021
THE OPPORTUNIST SEASON TWO IS AVAILABLE NOW!
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Robert Courtney was an upstanding Kansas City pharmacist and family man who was deeply devoted to his church. Courtney owned and operated two pharmacies and was perceived as an innovative businessman. His wealth was apparent to people in Kansas City in the 90’s— he lived in a $700,000 home and collected sports cars. It all came crashing down in 2001 when an oncologist discovered that Courtney had been diluting chemotherapy medications. She tipped off the FBI and the Courtney investigation became the FBI’s number one priority in 2001 up until 9/11. Courtney claimed that he started diluting the medication to pay a $600,000 IRS bill and to honor his pledge of $1 million to his church. But his greed, and the fact that he got away with it, led him to dilute more and more medications. In the end, over 98,000 prescriptions were diluted, over 4,000 patients were affected and almost 200 people died as a result. One of the most shocking aspects of this whole story is that it took 10 years for Courtney to get caught and if it weren't for one woman, he would still be working as a pharmacist today. How is that possible? We explore that question along with the even scarier question: Could this happen again? Listen today at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-opportunist/id1551162705  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2021
S05 Episode 17 Extra: Dark Dreams and Fairytales
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Many are fascinated by Heinrich Himmler and the National Socialist German Workers' Party's (NSDAP) association with the occult.  It is an association that in ways, along with the term 'Nazi,' has clouded one of the fundamental truths about Himmler and the NSDAP.  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 12, 2021
S05 Episode 17: The Wondering
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By all accounts, Robert Taylor wasn’t a man prone to exaggeration. Certainly, encounters of the strange were the furthest thing from his mind when he headed out to work on the outskirts of Livingston, in Scotland, one chilly morning in November 1979.  Soon, it would be all people would want to talk about... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 04, 2021
S05 Episode 16 Extra: Through a Glass Darkly
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The issue of relying on the memory of individuals to recall events in criminal matters, particularly eye-witnesses to a crime, is one that continues to plague the criminal justice system. Pioneering psychologist Elizabeth Loftus, who's spent the last fifty years looking into the subject, has arguably done more than anyone to help us understand why.  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 28, 2021
S05 Episode 16: Built On Shifting Sands (Pt.2 of 2)
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Part Two of S05 Episode 16: Built On Shifting Sands The discovery of George Jayne's phone number among the belongings of Pat Blough, Ann Miller, and Renee Bruhl, found at the Indiana Dunes State Park, takes the story of their disappearance on a wholly unexpected path... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 21, 2021
S05 Episode 16: Built On Shifting Sands (Pt.1 of 2)
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In July 1966, a Park Ranger for the Indiana Dunes State Park came across a blanket of sandy belongings that had been left behind on the beach by three young women. And so began one of the greatest mysteries the American Midwest would ever know. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 16, 2021
S05 Episode 15 Extra: Feeding Off the Scraps
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In 1975 in Ukraine, a quarry worker found a strange, black spherical object buried in a seam of clay eight meters below the surface. Some believe it was nothing more than a gallo - a type of antiquated ironing tool made of glass. Others however believed it was something a little more interesting... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 07, 2021
S05 Episode 15: It Came From Above
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In January 1986, a strange object was witnessed crashing into a mountain in a far eastern region of the then Soviet Union. Described by some as Russia's Roswell, analysis of the crash site is also said to have revealed intriguing similarities with one of the world's greatest mysteries involving something falling to earth from space...  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 30, 2021
S05 Episode 14 Extra: Thou Shalt Get Kings
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WARNING: Please be advised this episode contains disturbing and graphic scenes of torture. Parental discretion is advised. In Scotland, England, and Wales, one powerful individual's fear of witchcraft almost single-handedly set off a series of witch panics throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, resulting in the torture and death of thousands of innocent people.  And it all began one stormy night back in 1589... Featuring the story of King James VI and the North Berwick Witch Trials Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 23, 2021
S05 Episode 14: The Devil’s Kiss
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In 1595, just outside the town of Tyldesley in Lancashire, in the northwest of England, two children started exhibiting worrying signs they had become possessed by demonic spirits.   The strange and sinister case of the Lancashire Seven had begun... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 16, 2021
S05 Episode 13 Extra: An Impossible Murder
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One real-world locked-room mystery that has enthralled and mystified some of the world’s best crime writers from PD James to Raymond Chandler, occurred only a few years before Artemus Oggeltree’s death, in Liverpool, England back in 1931. It was as Chandler himself described, “the impossible murder because [the main suspect] couldn’t have done it and neither could anyone else...” Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 09, 2021
S05 Episode 13: A Room with No View
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The locked-room mystery in literature is widely thought to have originated with Edgar Allan Poe’s shocking and disturbing The Murder in Rue Morgue published in 1841. In 1935, in a hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, a real-life locked-room mystery occured, as compelling and strange as any fiction...  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 02, 2021
S05 Episode 12 Extra: La Mano Nera
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It is thought that neighbours of the Evangelista family were reluctant to help the investigation into their murder, due to fear of reprisal from the culprit.  Or more pertinently, fear of reprisal from La Mano Nera, or the Black Hand, who many suspected was ultimately responsible for the murders. But who were The Black Hand and were they even real at all? Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 26, 2021
S05 Episode 12: Prophet and Loss (Pt.2 of 2)
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Part Two of S05 Episode 12: Prophet and Loss Police cast their net ever wider in their effort to find a culprit for the brutal murder of the Evangelista family, drawing increasingly dark and strange connections to the case, but will any of it lead to an answer? Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 19, 2021
S05 Episode 12: Prophet and Loss (Pt.1 of 2)
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On July 3rd, 1929, a horrific discovery was made at 3587 St Aubin Street, home to Santina and Benny Evangelist and their family. What ensued, was one of the most bizarre murder mysteries in US history...  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 12, 2021
S05 Episode 11 Extra: There Was a Ship
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Some have speculated that Flight MH370 fell prey to Malaysia and Indonesia's own version of the Bermuda Triangle. The theory stems from a proposed connection with another equally haunting story, the disputed origin of which is almost as mysterious as the story itself... Featuring the chilling tale of the SS Ourang Medan.  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 05, 2021
S05 Episode 11: Destination Unknown (Pt.2 of 2)
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The search continues... Part Two of S05 Episode 11: Destination Unknown  Featuring the story of Malaysia Airways Flight MH370 Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 26, 2021
S05 Episode 11: Destination Unknown (Pt.1 of 2)
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A plane is missing... Featuring the story of Malaysia Airways Flight MH370 Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2021
S05 Episode 10 Extra: Under cover of the Night
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A closer look at the mysterious RAF Rudloe Manor... Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 12, 2021
S05 Episode 10: In the Shadow of the Mountain
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The otherworld of Welsh mythology, known as Annwn, is said to be populated with a vast array of creatures including fairies and mottled ridged serpents.  It is also said that there is one place more than any other where the bridge between our world and theirs is at its thinnest. That place, is the Berwyn Mountains... Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 05, 2021
S05 Episode 9 Extra: When Night Falls
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At almost exactly the same time that the horrifying events were coming to light on Hinterkaifeck farm, another strange and tragic story was unfolding on a farm in Brittany, France. Featuring the story of Pauline Picard Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 29, 2021
S05 Episode 9: Tenebrous (Pt. 2 of 2)
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(Part Two of S05 Episode 9: Tenebrous) There was once a place, deep in the rural hinterland of Bavaria in southern Germany, that sat quiet and still, alone in the fields, surrounded by thick pine forest. A farmhouse made of stone, and painted white. Its name, was Hinterkaifeck. Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 22, 2021
S05 Episode 9: Tenebrous (Pt. 1 of 2)
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There was once a place, deep in the rural hinterland of Bavaria in southern Germany, that sat quiet and still, alone in the fields, surrounded by thick pine forest. A farmhouse made of stone, and painted white. Its name, was Hinterkaifeck. Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2021
S05 Episode 8 Extra: Setting the Tone
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Starting in November 2016, employees of the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba began complaining of being plagued by a strange and ominous sound. Many were found to have suffered severe physical side-effects as a result. In a plot that could have been lifted straight from the must ludicrous spy novel, it really is a story that has to be heard to be believed... Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 08, 2021
S05 Episode 8: Sound of the Overground
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For a county that is home to the Westbury White Horse, the ancient feature once etched into the side of an iron-age-hill fort, and the ever mystical prehistoric monument of Stonehenge it can be hard to stand out in Wiltshire. Back in 1965, however, the town of Warminster, gave it a good try. Featuring the extraordinary tale of The Warminster Thing... Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 01, 2021
S05 Episode 7 Extra: One Night by the Lake
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Some have noted that the suave Count of St. Germaine, with his possible connection to Transylvania, shared similarities with Count Dracula. However, it wouldn’t be until one, turbulent night in the summer of 1816, that the notion of a vampire as a smooth and sophisticated operator, as opposed to the foul-smelling wretch it had previously been thought of, would first be conceived.  It was a night that has since gone down in horror history as the night that spawned not one, but two of the genres most affecting and enduring creations... Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 18, 2020
S05 Episode 7: A Man of Wealth and Taste
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In 2008, Aubrey de Gray, one of the world’s best-known bio-gerontologists made the stunning claim that the first person who will live to a thousand years old is already alive today. There are some however who would say, that this person isn’t just alive right now, but they have already lived to be over 1000 years old... Featuring the incredible story of the Count of St. Germaine.  Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 11, 2020
S05 Episode 6 Extra: Unbound
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The idea of an object harbouring ghosts or some residue of those who have come into contact with it in the past is a common one found in most cultures throughout the world. Though objects of any age can be considered haunted, it certainly helps to inspire the imagination if they are a little more on the ancient side, as a number of staff working at the British Museum in London have testified... Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 04, 2020
S05 Episode 6: A Place to Seep
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In the autumn of 1998, Al and Lila Cobb bought an antique bed as a present for their teenage son. Soon after the bed was brought home however, it appeared that wasn't all they had brought home... Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 27, 2020
S05 Episode 5 Extra: Coming Down Fast
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Leading on from S05E05, this week's Extra takes a closer look at how a group of otherwise ordinary people were inspired to commit murder on behalf of Charles Manson. Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 20, 2020
S05 Episode 5: When Love Breaks Down (Pt. 2 of 2)
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Part two of S05 Episode 5: When Love Breaks Down In 1965, Sharon, an aspiring actor had a terrifying experience one night while staying alone in the former home of Hollywood producer Paul Bern. With her journey to stardom just beginning, elsewhere in California, another young women's life was heading on a very different trajectory. Unbeknownst to each other, however, both women were destined to collide in the most devastating of circumstances. Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 13, 2020
S05 Episode 5: When Love Breaks Down (Pt. 1 of 2)
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In 1965, Sharon, an aspiring actor had a terrifying experience one night while staying alone in the former home of Hollywood producer Paul Bern. With her journey to stardom just beginning, elsewhere in California, another young women's life was heading on a very different trajectory. Unbeknownst to each other, however, both women were destined to collide in the most devastating of circumstances. Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 06, 2020
S05 Episode 4 Extra: The Great Unravelling
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It’s been speculated that before heading off to the hills to hide away, the Gulf Breeze Six had hoped to meet up with Milton William Cooper, otherwise known as the godfather of modern conspiracy theory. In 2001 Cooper was shot dead by police after drunkenly initiating a shoot out on his property, or as many of his followers might tell you, at least, that’s what they want you to believe... Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 30, 2020
S05 Episode 4: How the End Always Is
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1990 in Gulf Breeze, Florida, in the early hours of Saturday, July 14th, a young man is pulled over for a routine traffic stop. Little could anyone have predicted it would begin the unravelling of one of the most bizarre cases of desertion in the United States Military’s entire history. Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 23, 2020
S05 Episode 3 Extra: Ghosts in the Machine
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Following on from the last episode, some psychologists have speculated that Cindy James' troubled life may have been due to her suffering a form of dissociative identity disorder. In this week's Extra episode we take a closer look at the extraordinary possibilities of such a condition. Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 16, 2020
S05 Episode 3: Endgame (Pt.3 of 3)
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In June 1989, the body of forty-four-year-old Cindy James, who had been missing for two weeks, was found lying in the tall grass behind a derelict property in the suburbs of Richmond, Vancouver. Cindy's hands and feet had been tied behind her back and she appeared to have been drugged. A coroner confirmed that Cindy died shortly after she went missing. That her body had been found only a short walk from a major road suggested however that it had been placed there quite recently, meaning this was almost certainly a murder. But then again, nothing about Cindy’s bizarre and tragic story had ever been certain... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 09, 2020
S05 Episode 3: Endgame (Pt.2 of 3)
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In June 1989, the body of forty-four-year-old Cindy James, who had been missing for two weeks, was found lying in the tall grass behind a derelict property in the suburbs of Richmond, Vancouver. Cindy's hands and feet had been tied behind her back and she appeared to have been drugged. A coroner confirmed that Cindy died shortly after she went missing. That her body had been found only a short walk from a major road suggested however that it had been placed there quite recently, meaning this was almost certainly a murder.   But then again, nothing about Cindy’s bizarre and tragic story had ever been certain...   Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 02, 2020
S05 Episode 3: Endgame (Pt.1 of 3)
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In June 1989, the body of forty-four-year-old Cindy James, who had been missing for two weeks, was found lying in the tall grass behind a derelict property in the suburbs of Richmond, Canada. Cindy's hands and feet had been tied behind her back and she appeared to have been drugged. A coroner confirmed that Cindy died shortly after she went missing. That her body had been found only a short walk from a major road suggested however that it had been placed there quite recently, meaning this was almost certainly a murder.  But then again, nothing about Cindy’s bizarre and tragic story had ever been certain...  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcastor unexplainedpodcast.comfor more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 25, 2020
S05 Episode 2 Extra: Breaking Bonds
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A closer look at the radical and tragic life of Clara Immerwahr, chemist and first wife of Fritz Haber. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 18, 2020
S05 Episode 2: The Unceasing Cloud
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Back in 1802, brilliant Prussian naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt was introduced to guano, a natural fertiliser comprised of bat and bird excrement that had long been considered an extraordinarily effective fertiliser, used even by the ancient Incas.  Humboldt’s subsequent promotion of guano to agriculturalists in Europe set in motion a chain of events that would not only change the world as we knew it, but change it in ways that we may struggle to ever recover from...  Featuring the mysterious Phantom Gasser of Botetourt County. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 11, 2020
S05 Episode 1 Extra: A Useful Fiction?
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The importance of truth is frequently stressed without recognising that much of our day to day lives are governed by fictions, some more useful than others.  But where, if at all, should we try to draw the line? Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 04, 2020
S05 Episode 1: You, in There
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Early 2012 in Gary, Indiana, Latoya Ammons and her young family arrived at their doctor's looking tired and distraught.  When she was asked what the matter was, however, few could have predicted what she was about to say next.  'It's the demons in our house,' she said. 'They're attacking the children...' Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 28, 2020
SEASON 5 POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
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Announcement: It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the postponement of Season 05 of Unexplained, which was due to launch tomorrow. Despite the series being ready to go, the uncertainty caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 has unfortunately led to the pausing of my advertising agreement for the time being. It has taken months of work to prepare for the launch and with Unexplained being my full-time job and livelihood I simply can’t afford to release the episodes without being able to monetise them. It goes without saying that your support is hugely appreciated and I’m so sorry to disappoint all you incredible listeners in this way; I feel hugely disappointed at having to postpone. What this does mean though is that you can rest assured that when things return to a relative state of normality, the full series of Unexplained will be ready to launch with a bang. I will release more info as I have it, in the meantime stay safe and stay spooky, Richard MacLean... Smith. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 02, 2020
S04 Episode 21 Extra: Echoes in a Shallow Bay
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SEASON 4 SEND-OFF All of us will die and even for those who believe we are somehow more than a bundle of cells and flickering synapses and that something else awaits us beyond this mortal realm – there are few who consider the preservation of the body or its final resting place to have any significant bearing on that. So why does disturbing a grave site make us so uneasy?  Perhaps because our relationship with death has never really been about the dead... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 03, 2020
S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.2 of 2)
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Part Two of S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight  In 1980, Harris County's Newport subdivision housing development in Texas, put its newest set of plots on the market. The Williams and Haneys were just two sets of couples who moved into the area shortly afterwards.  It was a decision, they would soon come to regret... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 27, 2019
S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.1 of 2)
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In 1980, Harris County's Newport subdivision housing development in Texas, put its newest set of plots on the market. The Williams and Haneys were just two sets of couples who moved into the area shortly afterwards.  It was a decision, they would soon come to regret... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 20, 2019
S04 Episode 20 Extra: Outside the Darkroom
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Many say that if a genuine alien spacecraft really had appeared on earth, there would be incontrovertible photographic or video evidence to prove it. And yet, there are countless videos and photos purporting to reveal exactly that. More often than not, however they are dismissed as cases of mistaken identity or simply fakes. In reality, unless a craft were to land on a busy high street in full view of a live news feed and collectively witnessed by everyone you knew – any photo or video evidence can easily be dismissed. Perhaps that is, with the exception of one... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 13, 2019
S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 2 of 2)
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Part Two of S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming  Travis Walton has been missing for five days after his six co-workers claim to have seen him being attacked by a UFO.  And now, Travis has returned... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 06, 2019
S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 1 of 2)
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Part One of S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming  In November 1975 seven forestry workers headed into Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves national forest for a routine day's work.  Only six of them would return that night, with one hell of a story to tell... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 29, 2019
S04 Episode 19 Extra: Touching from a Distance
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In the early hours of March 14th 1928, below deck of an ocean liner just off the coast of West Africa, former RAF pilot Colonel George Henderson reportedly experienced a 'crisis apparition' of his friend and fellow pilot, Captain Raymond Hinchcliffe saying he was lost and in great danger. What Henderson is said not to have known at the time, is that Hinchcliffe, and his co-pilot, Elsie Mackay were 3000 thousands miles away, high in the clouds, and fated never to be seen again... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 22, 2019
S04 Episode 19: A View from a Hill
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For any regular listener of this show, as you may have gathered, Unexplained is rather fond of a good old haunted house story.   The story of the Cooneen ghost house of Ireland is just one such tale,  often regarded as one of the most compelling supposed true-life hauntings of all time...  Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 15, 2019
S04 Episode 18 Extra: Buried Under Brambles
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Whatever your thoughts on supposed occult groups conducting rituals in England's west Sussex countryside, for whatever reason, it's fair to say the region has certainly had its fair share of weirdness.  In fact, only last year, yet another peculiar story emerged from out of the shadows of the Sussex Downs, as compelling as any other that had previously come to light... Featuring the story of Anthea Ring. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 08, 2019
S04 Episode 18: The Dark Ascending
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Chanctonbury Ring, an ancient and unusual landmark located in Sussex, England, and the surrounding countryside has long been considered by some to be a hotbed of strange and peculiar activity. In the 1970s, one local resident set out to dig a little deeper into the mystery only to find a little more than he bargained for... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 01, 2019
E10 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 10)
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EPISODE 10 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2019
E09 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 09)
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EPISODE 09 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2019
E08 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 08)
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EPISODE 08 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2019
E07 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 07)
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EPISODE 07 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2019
E06 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 06)
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EPISODE 06 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2019
E05 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 05)
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EPISODE 05 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2019
E04 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 04)
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EPISODE 04 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2019
E03 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 03)
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EPISODE 03 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2019
E02 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 02)
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EPISODE 02 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2019
E01 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 01)
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EPISODE 01 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2019
S04 Episode 17 Extra: Reid Me My Rights
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Despite it first being formerly recognised by psychologist Hugo Münsterberg in 1906, only today are we really getting to grips with understanding the phenomenon of false confessions. In this episode we take a closer look at the worrying way in which false confessions continue to contribute to wrongful convictions. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 25, 2019
S04 Episode 17: Appearing is Being (Pt.2 of 2)
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Part Two of S04 Episode 17: Appearing is Being In January 1974, in a quiet port town in Iceland, one teenager’s mysterious and tragic disappearance proves just the beginning in a devastating chain of events that will forever haunt the nation.  In part two, as investigators push Erla to think harder about the night that Guðmundur Einarsson disappeared, her grip on reality begins to loosen... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 18, 2019
S04 Episode 17: Appearing is Being (Pt. 1 of 2)
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In January 1974, in a quiet port town in Iceland, one teenager’s mysterious and tragic disappearance proves just the beginning in a devastating chain of events that will forever haunt the nation.  Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 11, 2019
S04 Episode 16 Extra: Sanity and Other Irrationalities
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The notion that it is possible to exist in one state of awareness and perpetrate terrible acts without even realising it, represents a very singular type of horror. This week's Extra, with a little help from Euripides, takes a closer look at the idea. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 04, 2019
S04 E16: Folie Adieu
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In May 2008, twin sisters and Swedish nationals Sabina and Ursula Eriksson took a ferry from Ireland to Liverpool in England and boarded a bus to London. The pair would never make it to London nor ever disclose where they were going or why they were in England at all. By the end of their bizarre excursion, one would be left critically hurt in hospital and the other arrested for murder. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 27, 2019
S04 Episode 15 Extra: Final Cut
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Whatever we might think about the actions of Burke & Hare, their crimes were as much a result of market forces as anything else. Today's black market organ trade provides a very modern equivalent. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 20, 2019
S04 E15: Where The Bodies Lie
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It was on one bright summer's day in 1836 that a group of boys out hunting rabbits on Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, made a very bizarre and macabre discovery. Could it have been linked to one of the city's most infamous murder sprees from only a few years before? Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 13, 2019
S04 Episode 14 Extra: 2+2=5
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In last week's episode, Negative Space, we looked at the chilling tale of the Perron family haunting, which, like many people I first came across through the film The Conjuring. In this week's extra we look a little closer at key elements of the story that inspired the movie. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 06, 2019
S04 Episode 14: Negative Space
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Many listeners of Unexplained might be familiar with the 2013 film The Conjuring directed by James Wan. Some however, might not know the true story behind the film. Before Hollywood, before the involvement of Lorraine and Ed Warren there was just a family, an old farmhouse and some very peculiar goings on... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 30, 2019
S04 Episode 13 Extra: Fade to White
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In the winter of 1930, a fur trapper is alleged to have discovered an abandoned village on the shores of Lake Anjikuni, in what is commonly known today as the territory of Nunavut in Northern Canada. What exactly happened to its former residents is a mystery that remains to this day, unexplained... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 23, 2019
S04 Episode 13: Lost in Stormy Visions (Pt.3 of 3)
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Part Three of S04 Episode 13: Lost in Stormy Visions In the late 16th century, a series of English dreamers attempted to establish the first English colony in the New World. Their efforts, in equal parts brave and utterly callous would leave a trail of death and disaster in their wake. It is nothing less than the story of the founding of modern America and at its centre lies perhaps one if its greatest mysteries: The Lost Colony. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 16, 2019
S04 Episode 13: Lost in Stormy Visions (Pt.2 of 3)
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Part Two of S04 Episode 13: Lost in Stormy Visions In the late 16th century, a series of English dreamers attempted to establish the first English colony in the New World. Their efforts, in equal parts brave and utterly callous would leave a trail of death and disaster in their wake. It is nothing less than the story of the founding of modern America and at its centre lies perhaps one if its greatest mysteries: The Lost Colony. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplained or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 09, 2019
S04 Episode 13: Lost in Stormy Visions (Pt.1 of 3)
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In the late 16th century, a series of English dreamers attempted to establish the first English colony in the New World. Their efforts, in equal parts brave and utterly callous would leave a trail of death and disaster in their wake. It is nothing less than the story of the founding of modern America and at its centre lies perhaps one if its greatest mysteries: The Lost Colony. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 02, 2019
S04 Episode 12 Extra: Escaping the Cave
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In 1954, Robbers Cave State Park in Oklahoma became the location of one of the most audacious and controversial social psychology experiments of all time. This is the unbelievable story. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 26, 2019
S04 Episode 12: Wilderness Be Still
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In October 2009, a white pick-up truck was found abandoned deep in the Sans Bois mountains in Oklahoma. The discovery would spark the beginning of one of the state's most peculiar and tragic unexplained mysteries. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 19, 2019
S04 Episode 11 Extra: The Sky Inside
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In last week’s episode, New Dawn Fades, we traced the origins of what is commonly referred to as the Roswell incident. In this week's extra we look at how changing trends in culture and general thinking have influenced our interpretation of UFOs throughout the ages. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 12, 2019
S04 Episode 11: New Dawn Fades (Pt.2 of 2)
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Second and final part of S04 E11: New Dawn Fades For many the term 'Area-51' is synonymous with UFOs and theories on just what it is the US government really knows about supposed visitors from other realms. And with one incident in particular, that sits at the very top of Ufology lore... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 05, 2019
S04 Episode 11: New Dawn Fades (Pt.1 of 2)
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For many the term 'Area-51' is synonymous with UFOs and theories on just what it is the US government really knows about supposed visitors from other realms. And with one incident in particular, that sits at the very top of Ufology lore... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 28, 2019
S04 Episode 10 Extra: PEAR Review
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The idea of our potential to possess psychokinetic powers has been around for millennia and has become a frequently used trope in the genre of science fiction. Incredibly, for 30 years one research lab based out of America's Princeton University investigated it for real. Featuring the story of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab, otherwise known as PEAR. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 21, 2019
S04 Episode 10: The Creeping
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In 1878 in a small cottage in the town of Amherst, Nova Scotia a series of peculiar events took place. What is known today as the The Great Amherst Mystery is considered by some to be the most terrifying and convincing incidence of a poltergeist haunting in Canadian history. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 14, 2019
S04 Episode 9 Extra: Forewarning Signs
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In the wake of the Aberfan disaster of 1966, psychiatrist Dr. John Barker set up the Premonitions Bureau. This extraordinary idea sort to collate apparent precognitive dreams in an effort to save lives from future disasters. Some believe it may have inadvertently contributed to Barker’s own premature death only a few months later… Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 07, 2019
S04 Episode 9: Darkness in Sight
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As Aristotle pointed out as far back as the 4th century BCE, in his treatise “On Prophesying in Dreams,” perhaps it is merely because so many believe their dreams to ‘possess a special significance’ that we are minded to give them that significance.  Yet in 1966, even a credible academic was given pause for thought when a series of peculiar occurrences, emerging in the wake of a horrifying tragedy, led him to believe in the possibility of precognitive dreams... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2019
S04 Episode 8 Extra: Mostly Dead is Slightly Alive
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Today it is generally agreed that absolute death for humans comes only when the brain has irreversibly ceased to function. However, a remarkable paper authored by a team of neuroscientist from Yale School of Medicine and published in April 2019, has reignited the debate over just what is and what isn’t irreversible. Could what appears to be a dead brain, in fact still remain one with potential to regain consciousness? Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 24, 2019
S04 Episode 8: Death's Pale Flag (Pt.2 of 2)
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Part Two of S04 Episode 08: Death's Pale Flag In 1980, a stranger walked into a village marketplace in Haiti claiming to be a local landowner named Clairvius Narcisse. After interviewing the man and his family, local authorities confirmed that he was indeed who he said he was. The only problem was that Clairvius had been dead and buried for 18 years.  Two year’s later, inspired by Clairvius’ story ethnobiologist Wade Davis was sent to Haiti on a mission to find out just how exactly this could have happened. What he eventually discovered was far more bizarre than anything he could have possibly imagined.  Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 17, 2019
S04 Episode 8: Death's Pale Flag (Pt.1 of 2)
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In 1980, a stranger walked into a village marketplace in Haiti claiming to be a local landowner named Clairvius Narcisse. After interviewing the man and his family, local authorities confirmed that he was indeed who he said he was. The only problem was that Clairvius had been dead and buried for 18 years.  Two year’s later, inspired by Clairvius’ story ethnobiologist Wade Davis was sent to Haiti on a mission to find out just how exactly this could have happened. What he eventually discovered was far more bizarre than anything he could have possibly imagined.  Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 10, 2019
S04 Episode 7 Extra: Between the Absurd and Momentous
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A quick search online will throw up a host of individuals, who’s apparent psychic abilities have helped to crack police cases, but there is one who stands out a little more than the others. Known variously as the Dutchman with the X-ray mind, The Radar Brain and The Wizard of Utrecht, Gerard Croiset is thought to have been the most effective of them all.  Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 03, 2019
S04 Episode 7: Called to the Forest (Pt.2 of 2)
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The second and final instalment of S04 Episode 7: Called to the Forest In February 1978, five men from the Yuba-Sutter Area in Northern California, took a short trip to watch their favourite basketball team play in a local derby. The heartbreaking story of how the men never returned home is not in doubt. What exactly happened to them however, remains to this day, unexplained... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 26, 2019
S04 Episode 7: Called to the Forest (Pt. 1 of 2)
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In February 1978, five men from the Yuba-Sutter Area in Northern California, took a short trip to watch their favourite basketball team play in a local derby. The heartbreaking story of how the men never returned home is not in doubt. What exactly happened to them however, remains to this day, unexplained... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 19, 2019
S04 Episode 6 Extra: Thoughts Unsaid and then Forgotten
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Last week's episode about the infamous ghost ship Mary Celeste put me in mind of a story about influential artist Bas Jan Ader. In 1975, Ader was lost at sea after attempting a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. In this extra episode we learn more about Ader's trip and the extraordinary ideas that inspired him to attempt it in the first place. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 12, 2019
S04 Episode 6: The Silence of the Sea
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On December 4th 1872, the crew of the cargo ship Dei Gratia, came across a ghost ship set adrift in the Atlantic Ocean, 400 miles to the east of the Azores. The fate of the vessel, Mary Celeste, and that of its crew has since become known as perhaps the greatest maritime mystery of all time. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 05, 2019
S04 Episode 5 Extra: Deadly Skins
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In last week’s episode, Pre-Sense, a young girl claimed to see people who had long since died. This story was used as the basis for the 2013 film, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia.  The film played on the idea that these spirits were ghosts of dead slaves who had died while trying to escape the region back in the mid 1800s. This week's Extra looks at the incredible story of Ellen and William Craft, who also attempted to escape the region around the same time. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 29, 2019
S04 Episode 5: Pre-Sense
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In M. Night Shyamalan’s iconic 1999 film The Sixth Sense, a young boy named Cole Sear, claimed to be able to see dead people. Back in 1989, in a small town just outside the city of Columbus in Georgia, in the United States, another young child was claiming exactly the same thing...  Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplained or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 22, 2019
S04 Episode 4 Extra: Coexistentialism
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In last week's episode, Always Already, we journeyed deep into the Amazonian rainforest with the Mayoruna tribe and acclaimed photojournalist Loren McIntyre, who hoped to be the first person to photograph them. To some, McIntyre's ambition to locate the Mayoruna despite their desire to avoid all contact with outsiders speaks to a bygone age of colonial self-importance.  In this episode we look at the perils of such contact, cultural erasure and what happened when missionary John Allen Chau attempted to reach the islanders of North Sentinel Island in November 2018. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 15, 2019
S04 Episode 4: Always Already (Pt.2 of 2)
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Part 2 of S04 Episode 4: Always Already In 1969, National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre travelled deep into the Amazon in search of the Mayoruna tribe who were said to maintain no contact with the outside world. What happened next left him wondering for the rest of his life whether it had really occurred or not. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 08, 2019
S04 Episode 4: Always Already (Pt.1 of 2)
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In 1969, National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre travelled deep into the Amazon in search of the Mayoruna tribe who were said to maintain no contact with the outside world. What happened next left him wondering for the rest of his life whether it had really occurred or not. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 01, 2019
S04 Episode 3 Extra: Listomania
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In last week's episode, we learned how one couple's dream move to the Boulevard in Westfield, NJ, was scuppered by a series of sinister letters written by an anonymous scribe, known only as the Watcher. Incredibly however, for such a quiet and seemingly pleasant town, that chilling tale pales in to comparison with that of Westfield’s most infamous resident… Featuring the story of John List. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 22, 2019
S04 Episode 3: I See You
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On June 4th 2014 Derek and Maria Broaddus bought a $1.3 millon mansion in the affluent town of Westfield, NJ. Then a sinister letter arrived in the post. Their purchase hadn't gone unnoticed and The Watcher was keeping tabs... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 15, 2019
S04 Episode 2 Extra: Dog Star
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In April 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the earth. What is less well known however is the story of those other animals who helped pave the way for his extraordinary feat, and one in particular who beat him to it, as the first sentient creature to orbit the earth – a stray dog plucked from the streets of Moscow. This is her story.   To learn more about how to help a stray dog please go to: https://www.animalauthority.com/how-to-help-stray-dogs/ Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 08, 2019
S04 Episode 2: Coming to You Live
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During one of the most turbulent and innovative decades in human history, four teenagers encounter something unexpected near the village of Saltwood in Kent, England, while making their way home from a dance. The year is 1963 and something strange is afoot. Is it a ghost?... Is it a UFO?... Is it the Mothman?... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 01, 2019
S04 Episode 1 Extra: Account Closed
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In this week's extra episode we take a brief look back at the life of self-styled ghosthunter Eddie Burks and the case for which he is most remembered, the 'ghost' of Coutts bank. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 25, 2019
S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 2 of 2)
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S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 2 of 2) At the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons in the shadow of the Pen y Fan peak, sits a large stone house. Named Heol Fanog, or Road to the Peaks, for one couple who moved there in 1989 the house was everything they had ever dreamed of. Little did they know that, in truth, it would soon become the place of their worst nightmares. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 18, 2019
S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 1 of 2)
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S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 1 of 2) At the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons in the shadow of the Pen y Fan peak, sits a large stone house. Named Heol Fanog, or Road to the Peaks, for one couple who moved there in 1989 the house was everything they had ever dreamed of. Little did they know that, in truth, it would soon become the place of their worst nightmares. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 11, 2019
Halloween Special 2018 - Unexplained Audiobook Extract
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2018's Unexplained Halloween Special is an extract from the new Unexplained Audiobook, settle in as as we follow a group of learned women and men on the hunt for ghosts... Amazon: https://amzn.to/2HxlqyY  Amazon audiobook: https://amzn.to/2r1PbB3  Waterstones: https://bit.ly/2Jxlvnc Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2018
S03 Episode 12 Extra: This New Puritan
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The elevation of the figure known as Jack the Ripper to perversely mythological proportions owes much to a new type of journalism that emerged around the same time as the Whitechapel murders; and there was one among all in the industry who for better or worse, had instigated it. This final episode in Unexplained Season 3 explores the extraordinary life of William Thomas Stead. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 16, 2018
S03 Episode 12: The Square (Pt.2 of 2)
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WARNING: This episode contains scenes of an extremely graphic and violent nature which may distress some listeners (not suitable for children). Part 2 of S03 Episode 12: The Square. On the night of August 30th 1888, a great fire raged under storm clouds in an East London dockyard, turning the sky blood red. Bolts of lightning appeared like rips in the air; cracks that just might open up and let something abominable through. A few hours later, it seemed they did... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 02, 2018
S03 Episode 12: The Square (Pt.1 of 2)
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WARNING: This episode contains scenes of an extremely graphic and violent nature which may distress some listeners (not suitable for children).  On the night of August 30th 1888, a great fire raged under storm clouds in an East London dockyard, turning the sky blood red. Bolts of lightning appeared like rips in the air; cracks that just might open up and let something abominable through. A few hours later, it seemed they did... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 25, 2018
S03 Episode 11 Extra: Hare Raising
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The beguiling Oak Island mystery brought to mind another much-publicised treasure hunt of an eminently more gentle variety, though it is a story no less interesting because of it. This is the extraordinary story of Masquerade... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 18, 2018
S03 Episode 11: Into the Abyss (Pt.2 of 2)
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S03 Episode 11: Into the Abyss (pt.2)In 1795, Donald MacInnes is a farmer working on Oak Island, a small land mass just off the coast of Nova Scotia. While walking through a clearing one morning, he discovers a strange circular impression on the ground. What he finds underneath it, will spark one of the most bizarre and mysterious treasure hunts of recent times. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 11, 2018
S03 Episode 11: Into the Abyss (Pt.1 of 2)
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In 1795, Donald MacInnes is a farmer working on Oak Island, a small land mass just off the coast of Nova Scotia. While walking through a clearing one morning, he discovers a strange circular impression on the ground. What he finds underneath it, will spark one of the most bizarre and mysterious treasure hunts of recent times. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 04, 2018
S03 Episode 10 Extra: This Message Will Self Construct
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WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS OF INJURY. In last week's episode we looked at the beguiling case of Shanti Devi, a young girl from Delhi who believed she had lived before in a past life. For many, their sense of identity is tied up in a strong sense of Self. It may come as a surprise, therefore to learn that your Self might be nothing but a useful fiction... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 28, 2018
S03 Episode 10: Here is Always Somewhere Else
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When 3-year-old Shanti Devi becomes convinced she has lived a past life, her parents naturally assume it is just a childish game. Today her story is considered by many to show nothing less than absolute proof of reincarnation. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 21, 2018
S03 Episode 9 Extra: Forever, forever, ever?
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Humans have long speculated on the concept of an afterlife, however it is only fairly recently that we have attempted to study the possibility of it scientifically. This week's extra dips a little toe into the intra-world of the Near Death Experience... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 14, 2018
S03 Episode 9: Come Talk to Me
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In the summer of 1958 in Mölnbo, Sweden, EVP pioneer Friedrich Jürgenson was attempting to record the sound of birdsong in his garden. What he captured instead would change his life forever. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 07, 2018
S03 Episode 8 Extra: The Voices of Energy
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This week's Unexplained Extra takes a closer look at the phenomena known as Instrumental Transcommunication - the process of supposed communication with the dead or discarnate through electronic devices. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 31, 2018
S03 Episode 8: REPEAT INPUT UNTIL END
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In the autumn of 1984, in the village of Dodleston on the border of England and Cymru, something peculiar is occurring. When Ken Webster brings a computer home as a favour for a friend, little did he know he would soon be communicating with an apparent farmer, living at the same location 450 years in the past... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 24, 2018
S03 Special Episode: Richard MacLean Smith Q & A and Book Reviews
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With Unexplained the book due out on October 25th 2018, a number of people have asked me what books have inspired me and the show. Rather than list them I thought, why not talk about them instead. In tandem with a question and answer session I review a small selection of those books...Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 17, 2018
Q & A announcement for Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Since the announcement of the unexplained book which is due out on October 25th, a few people have been asking me for a reading list of books that have inspired me and the show.So in place of an Extra episode for next Tuesday July 17th 2018 I thought why don’t I just review them on the show - which I’d like to combine with a Q & A session to make it a bit more interesting.If you have any questions about the show, or me or anything else that you’d like me to speak about please write to me at unexplainedpod@gmail.com or on tweet me @unexplaindpod and I will endeavour to answer. Please get your questions to me before Tuesday at the latest.Thank you. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 12, 2018
S03 Episode 7: Shadowplay
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The 2017 film Verónica, directed by Paco Plaza, tells the story of a teenage girl from a suburb in Madrid, who dies in terrifying circumstances after fooling around with a Ouija board. Many may have seen the film, but did you know it was based on a deeply unsettling true story?  Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 10, 2018
S03 Episode 6 Extra: Chupa Chupa
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In last week’s episode, Shores of the Unknown we explored the west Wales flap of 1977. Amazingly, it wasn't nearly the most peculiar supposed UFO incident of that year. S03 Episode 6 Extra: Chupa Chupa features the extraordinary story of the Brazilian Government's first official military investigation into the UFO phenomenon... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 03, 2018
S03 Episode 6: Shores of the Unknown
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1977, in the village of Broad Haven in Wales, a bizarre episode at the local primary school sets off an extraordinary series of events, unparalleled in the history of the British UFO experience; a series of events that remain to this day, very much unexplained... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 26, 2018
S03 Episode 5 Extra: When Apples Fall
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In the world of parapsychology, it has long be supposed that apparent poltergeist activity, if it were to exist at all, is not the malevolent workings of the deceased but rather the result of telekinesis – the potential ability of an individual to manipulate material things without physical contact.   Despite years of scientific research, there remains no widely accepted evidence that we can manipulate them with our minds alone. There is one individual, however, that came closer than most to suggesting otherwise…. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 19, 2018
S03 Episode 5: Banggerreng
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In January 1998 a curious set of events besieged the tenants of 90 Mcminns Drive in Humpty Doo, Northern Australia. It has been described as one of the country's most compelling and terrifying cases of a poltergeist haunt. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 12, 2018
S03 Episode 4 Extra: There's No Place Like Home
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As interest in all things ancient Egyptian grew in the wake of the rediscovery of Tutenkhamun's tomb in 1922, so too did the number of people claiming to have lived a previous life during the time of the Pharoahs. There was one person however whose peculiar story of reincarnation was a little different from all the rest... The story of Omm Sety, once known as Dorothy Eady was described by one New York Times reviewer as one of the world’s most intriguing and convincing modern case-histories of reincarnation.  Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 05, 2018
S03 Episode 4: From Eternity to Here
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It's 1922 and two men are on the hunt for something so incredible, if they were to find it, it would likely be considered the greatest archeological find the world had ever known. But at what price? S03 Episode 4: From Eternity to Here tells the extraordinary story of Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvan and their hunt for the tomb of Tutankhamun. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 29, 2018
S03 Episode 3 Extra: The Brockley Spectre
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In last week’s episode Under the Asphalt, we came across some strange goings on taking place inside Frankham House - part of a south London housing estate - in the 1970s. It brought to mind another south London ghost that is alleged to have plagued a property in neighbouring Brockley, not more than a kilometre from Frankham House...  Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 22, 2018
S03 Episode 3: Under the Asphalt
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Considering there have been settlers based around the area of London for over 5000 years, it's hardly surprising that under all that concrete we find many remnants of those that have come before us.  But what comes of those whose remnants have been disturbed? This week’s episode looks at a series of strange goings that occurred between 1973-74 at Frankham House, an otherwise quiet housing estate in South East London. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 15, 2018
S03 Episode 2 Extra: The Ring
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Perhaps more than anything, what grips many people about the case of Johnny Frank Garrett 9as explored in S03 E02 is the revelation that shortly before Garrett’s execution he had written a visceral and passionate final letter placing a curse on all those who had helped to secure his conviction.  One of the more unexpected curse stories I have come across, is that relating to silent movie star and one of Hollywood’s first great heart throbs, Rudolph Valentino. This is that story. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 08, 2018
S03 Episode 2: Lex Talionis (Pt. 2 of 2)
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Part 2 of S03 Episode 2: Lex Talionis (Warning: contains scenes of a distressing nature). A 2014 study concluded that over 4% of people sentenced to death in the United States of America, have been convicted for crimes they did not commit; Some might consider this little more than an unfortunate consequence of en essential system. Others however, might think twice given how often support for capital punishment stems largely from that old maxim of an eye for an eye. After all, as some might say, just because those innocent people are now dead, it doesn’t mean they won’t still be seeking retribution... Lex Talionis tells the strange and tragic story of Johnny Frank Garrett, who some believe was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. Others, think he may have had his revenge too. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 01, 2018
Unexplained Book Trailer
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I’m extremely excited to share the news that over the last year I have been working on a book, featuring ten new real-life events from around the world which continue to evade explanation. Each chapter will go deeper than I have on the podcast into not just the story itself, but the science, theory and philosophy we can learn from it. What can an apparent demonic possession teach us about free will? What can the case of a poltergeist tell us about the human need to create stories? And what can a haunted box teach us about how we construct reality? Publishing on the 25th of October, you can pre-order your copy of Unexplained now on Amazon, Amazon Audiobook or Waterstones. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 01, 2018
S03 Episode 2: Lex Talionis (Pt. 1 of 2)
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Part 1 of S03 Episode 2: Lex Talionis( Warning: contains scenes of a distressing nature) A 2014 study concluded that over 4% of people sentenced to death in the United States of America, have been convicted for crimes they did not commit;Some might consider this little more than an unfortunate consequence of en essential system. Others however, might think twice given how often support for capital punishment stems largely from that old maxim of an eye for an eye. After all, as some might say, just because those innocent people are now dead, it doesn’t mean they won’t still be seeking retribution... Lex Talionis tells the strange and tragic story of Johnny Frank Garrett, who some believe was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. Others, think he may have had his revenge too. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 24, 2018
S03 Episode 1 Extra: Cameron
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For the last episode We Are the Witchcraft, we took an in-depth look into the extraordinary life and death of pioneering rocket scientist and magician Jack Parsons. In this week's Extra episode we take a closer look at the no less extraordinary life of Marjorie Cameron the focal point of his Babalon Working.  Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 17, 2018
S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft (Pt. 3 of 3)
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The final instalment of S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft (Contains adult themes). John Maynard Keynes described Isaac Newton as the last of the magicians; the last person of science for whom the gnostic mysteries still held some sway. In 1914 another scientist and magician was born. Jack Parsons would go on to help establish NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab developing a rocket fuel that will put the human race on the moon. In 1946, Parsons would also attempt a complicated magic ritual in the hope of manifesting the divine goddess Babalon. Some say he did it too.In 1952 Parsons was killed in a catastrophic explosion at his house in what many believe to be mysterious circumstances that to this day remain unexplained... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 10, 2018
S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft (Pt. 2 of 3)
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Part 2 of We Are The Witchcraft (Contains adult themes). John Maynard Keynes described Isaac Newton as the last of the magicians; the last person of science for whom the gnostic mysteries still held some sway. In 1914 another scientist and magician was born. Jack Parsons would go on to help establish NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab developing a rocket fuel that will put the human race on the moon. In 1946, Parsons would also attempt a complicated magic ritual in the hope of manifesting the divine goddess Babalon. Some say he did it too.In 1952 Parsons was killed in a catastrophic explosion at his house in what many believe to be mysterious circumstances that to this day remain unexplained... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 03, 2018
S03 Episode 1 pt.1 Extra: Crowley Recap
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When Jack Parsons first heard the name Aleister Crowley he could scarcely have known how much it would change his life. But who was the man once dubbed the wickedest Man in the world? With pt. 2 of We Are The Witchcraft due out on Tuesday April 3rd, we take a look back at two of the more extraordinary moments of Crowley's life featuring Unexplained Episode 10 and 10 Extra from Season 01. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 27, 2018
S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft (Pt. 1 of 3)
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John Maynard Keynes described Isaac Newton as the last of the magicians; the last person of science for whom the gnostic mysteries still held some sway.In 1914 another scientist and magician was born. Jack Parsons would go on to help establish NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab developing a rocket fuel that will put the human race on the moon. In 1946, Parsons would also attempt a complicated magic ritual in the hope of manifesting the divine goddess Babalon. Some say he did it too.In 1952 Parsons was killed in a catastrophic explosion at his house in what many believe to be mysterious circumstances that to this day remain unexplained... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 20, 2018
Halloween Special 2017
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If on Halloween you come across a looped branch of briar-thorn sticking up from the ground, you might decide to creep through it three times in the devil’s name. Then afterwards cut a piece of it so that you might take it home and place it under your pillow. In so doing, it is said, that you will dream of the one you will marry. Perhaps it was just such a game that a young girl by the name of Bridget Boland played one Halloween afternoon down in Ireland’s County Tipperary. And perhaps that night, as she lay her head to rest, a man did come to her in a dream; his handsome face, his dark hair and his striking blue eyes, appearing to her from out of the flames of a fire, and his name, Michael Cleary whispered like a warning, but long forgotten by the first light of day…   Warning: Contains some graphic imagery that some may find upsetting. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2017
S02 Episode 5 Extra: Child Be Strange
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In the last episode Roads to Knowhere, we found ourselves circling a small, concreted patch of England on the southern boundary of Yorkshire, known as the Stocksbridge Bypass. This seemingly unassuming stretch of road is considered by some to be the most haunted in all of the UK. In this final part of Season Two we examine the ways in which landscape can both shackle and stir the imagination, and how the notion of haunting can become more than a simple invocation of the dead... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 18, 2017
S02 Episode 5: Roads to Knowhere
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The A616 is a road in England running from the town of Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire to Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. In 1987 building began on a small stretch of the road that would later become known as the Stocksbridge Bypass, a stretch of road now generally regarded as one of the most haunted in the whole of the UK... Find out more at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and @unexplainedpod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 17, 2017
S02 Episode 4 Extra: The Sound of Fear
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For the last episode, When the Snow Melts, we took an in-depth look into the unsettling mystery often referred to as the Dyatlov Pass Incident. The incident details the mysterious deaths of nine hikers as they attempted a challenging trek through the Ural Mountains. In this Extra episode we look at one final theory that might go some way to explaining just what exactly happened on that fateful night of February 1st 1959. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 17, 2017
S02 Episode 4: When the Snow Melts pt.3
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With five of the students' bodies now recovered from Kholat Syakhl mountain, rumours begin to circulate about just what exactly might have caused their deaths. Meanwhile, with four of the students still unaccounted for, lead investigator Lev Ivanov is under increasing pressure to bring the the case to a swift and uncontroversial end... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 10, 2017
S02 Episode 4: When the Snow Melts pt.2
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It is February 25th 1959, and Igor Dyatlov and his team, due back in their hometown of Sverdlosk on February 13th have not been seen since January 28th. When their last movements are traced to a mountain known as Kholat Syakhl, or Dead Mountain, a gruesome discovery is about to be made... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 26, 2017
S02 Episode 4: When the Snow Melts pt.1
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On Friday January 23rd 1959, a story begins from out of the foothills of the Ural Mountains. A story that is perhaps the most extraordinary of all the stories featured on this show so far. A chilling and profound mystery that remains to this day Unexplained… Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 12, 2017
S02 Episode 3 Extra: 6EQUJ5
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In last week’s episode, The Final Flight, we looked at the tragic story of Australian Training Corp pilot Fred Valentich and his mysterious disappearance one evening in October 1978. In a famous last communication between Fred and Air Traffic Control it appeared that Fred was being tracked by a large UFO just prior to his disappearance. If, as some believe, Fred had in fact fabricated the event, it has been suggested that the Stephen Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind may have served as a possible source of inspiration. Yet, only 6 months previously something far more fantastical had occurred that would no doubt have been noted by Fred, a young man with a keen interest in UFOs and the hunt for Alien life... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 29, 2017
S02 Episode 3: The Last Flight
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It has been calculated that the likelihood of the human race being the only sophisticated life form in the milky way is a one in sixty billion chance. The milky way is one of 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe. The following story is considered by many UFOlogists to be among the most compelling pieces of evidences of an alien visitation to our planet. Just what happened in the skies off the coast of Melbourne Australia in 1978 has never been fully accounted for. It is a mystery that remains to this day Unexplained. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 15, 2017
S02 Episode 2 Extra: My Name is John
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In last week’s episode, Time Out of Joint, we looked at two incidences of a supposed time slip. In both stories we find ourselves questioning the validity of someone’s belief that they unwittingly stepped back into the past. But what, instead, if we were on the other side and it was us witnessing them arriving miraculously from the future. How could we possibly believe them? Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 01, 2017
S02 Episode 2: Time Out of Joint
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It has long been accepted that time as we know it, or at the very least in the sense that we experience it, is not what it seems. There are two accounts of alleged time-slips that took place in Britain in the 1950s. Writer and long time member of the society of psychical research Andrew MacKenzie, documented both the events, in his 1997 book Adventures in Time. For MacKenzie the accounts were nothing less than two of the most convincing accounts he had ever come across. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 22, 2017
S02 Episode 1 Extra: Operation Cone of Power
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In last week’s episode, Whispers in the Trees, we looked at the unsettling mystery of the skeleton found inside the hollowed-out trunk of an old wych elm tree. In 1945, Dr. Margaret Murray suggested a possible occult link to the crime. As fanciful as the suggestion might sound, it certainly wouldn’t have been the first time that an occult ritual had been conducted in England during the second world war... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 15, 2017
S02 Episode 1: Whispers in the Trees pt.2
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Part Two of Episode 1: Whispers in the Trees. Where we return to the midlands in the winter of 1943 as the Worcestershire police try to unravel the mystery of the skeleton found in an old wych elm tree. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 08, 2017
S02 Episode 1: Whispers in the Trees pt.1
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Traditionalists consider the real Black Country to only include the region just west of Birmingham where the 30ft coal seam comes to the surface - a product of once living trees, compressed and buried for millions of years, returning to the surface like an irrepressible secret. There are some who say the trees can talk, and if they could, what secrets might they hold? Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 25, 2017
Unexplained Halloween Special 2016
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The Exorcist, released on December 26th 1973, is for many the most iconic horror film of all time. From William Freidkin’s masterful direction, to Blatty’s profound and personal script to the intensely evocative use of Mike Oldfied’s tubular bells, it is a cinematic masterpiece. But what many people don’t know is that William Peter Blatty’s nightmarish book, from which the film was adapted, was in fact based on a real life Exorcism. This is that story. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2016
S01 Episode 10 Extra: Who Aiwass (Season 1 Sign-Off)
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In last week’s episode, The Spaces that Linger, we journeyed to the grounds of Boleskine House on the banks of Loch Ness in the highlands of Scotland. Although the house has long been the subject of dark intrigue, it is best known for its association with author and occultist Aleister Crowley who made a failed attempt to conjure his Guardian Angel at the property. Four years later, in Cairo, Crowley claimed to have finally make contact with his Guardian Angel, it was an event that would change his life forever and one that has established Crowley in legend far beyond many of his peers. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 30, 2016
S01 Episode 10: The Spaces that Linger
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The world of horror is littered with unnerving locations, places that both draw from and have in turn seeped into the public imagination. For many there is one place in particular that continues to fascinate like no other in the UK. For its combination of mystery, intrigue and atmospheric location you couldn’t concoct a better setting, the place: Boleskine House. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 16, 2016
Unexplained Bonus Episode: William, An Origin Story
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With Unexplained on a short break until June 16th, here is something to fill the time... A short story about a strange boy called William. (Parental Guidance: some scenes of graphic horror) Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 02, 2016
S01 Episode 9: Dawn of the Head
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Throughout history we have attributed worth and sentiment to inanimate objects, things that when looked at out of context or without the language to understand their worth would otherwise appear completely insignificant. But what of those objects that seem not to conform to the vagaries of the human conscious. Objects that seem to have a power all of their own… Featuring the extraordinary mystery of The Hexham Heads. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 19, 2016
S01 Episode 8 Extra: Into the Myst
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In last week’s episode, When the Light Fades, we looked at the haunting tale of the Lightkeepers of Eilean Mór. The island was often referred to as ‘the other country’, a place where a mysterious otherworld had touched with our own mortal world. It is a sentiment reserved for a number of remote islands from around the world. Though many will be familiar with the mythical Atlantis or the lost land of Lemuria, there is one island, once thought to be located a few hundred miles off the south coast of Ireland that may just prove the strangest of them all... Featuring the mythical land of Hy Brasil. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 12, 2016
S01 Episode 8: When the Light Fades
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Of all the unexplained mysteries I have come across there is one that has for me left the most indelible impression. As far as mysteries go you couldn’t invent a better story. A story that has over time led to some of the most extraordinary of speculations and has since evolved a folklore all of its own. This is that story... Featuring the mystery of the Eilean Mòr Lighthouse Keepers. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 05, 2016
S01 Episode 7 Extra: Hands Off
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In last week’s episode, Ghosts in Time, we looked at the strange occurrences that took place in the 1920s at Borley Rectory in Essex, England. What intrigues me most about the story is its slight air of credibility due to the reputable character of the witnesses and the anodyne nature of the supposed hauntings. But for others, a ghost story is nothing without something a little more sinister buried somewhere within... Featuring the terrifying Hairy Hands of Dartmoor. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 28, 2016
S01 Episode 7: Ghosts in Time
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For all the many elements that constitute the paranormal, there are few things quite as evocative as the notion of ghosts. There are of course the ghosts that we carry with us in our daily lives, memories of those we have loved and lost or perhaps even wronged. Thoughts that sit in the deepest parts of the psyche, straining to become manifest. But what of the apparitions that seem not to have been brought forth from our unconscious, those that have no connection to the observer but instead seem for all the world to be reaching out to us from a seemingly timeless space? Featuring the intriguing mysteries of Borley Rectory Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 21, 2016
S01 Episode 6 Extra: The Ultimate Price
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In last week’s episode, Demons in Suburbia, we looked at the tragic story of Michael Taylor and in the process touched on the notion of free-will. The degree to which any of us can be truly held accountable for our actions is a complex and controversial subject. For one man in particular, this idea became an obsession for which he would ultimately give his life. Featuring the life of maverick academic George R. Price Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 14, 2016
S01 Episode 6: Demons in Suburbia
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The notion that free-will might be nothing more than an illusion is a little unnerving to say the least. For some, it might merely be seen as a fascinating quirk of life. But for others, a lack of free-will might speak of something else entirely, something far more sinister. For after all, if we aren’t in control of our minds, then just who, or what, is? Featuring the chilling and tragic story of the exorcism of Michael Taylor. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 07, 2016
S01 Episode 5 Extra: Can You Hear What I Hear
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For last week's episode, What Hides Beneath, we looked at the infamous K-219 incident and wondered at the many mysteries of the vast ocean deep. Some believe a strange underwater sound, known as a 'quacker,' may hold the key to unlocking the mystery. However, in 1997 a sound known as the Bloop was picked up by hydrophones deep in the pacific ocean. The intriguing recording may yet prove to be the the most extraordinary underwater sound of them all… Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 31, 2016
S01 Episode 5: What Hides Beneath
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For all the myths and stories that have sprung from the sea, fantastical tales of monsters and mermaids, there remain those that make no allusions to metaphor, whose place is not for the pages of the poet or the psychologists couch but exist merely as a matter of record. Stories of hidden worlds and unknown creatures that may yet prove to be beyond our wildest imaginations… Featuring the mysterious K-219 incident. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 24, 2016
S01 Episode 4 Extra: The Victorian Ghostbusters
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For last week's episode, Where Darkness Plays, we touched briefly on the supernatural theories of the eminent Sir William Barrett. In 1882 Sir William had been a founding member of a fascinating collective known as the Society for Psychical Research, a group often said to be the original Ghostbusters. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 17, 2016
S01 Episode 4: Where Darkness Plays
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Fear, it would seem, is a powerful primal emotion. So potent that it can even make us afraid of things that may not even exist. But then again, just because we can't see something, it doesn't mean it isn't there Featuring the terrifying Pontefract Poltergeist. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 10, 2016
S01 Episode 3 Extra: Heaven's Gate
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In Unexplained Extra episodes we look at the stories that for one reason or other didn't make it onto our show. For last week’s episode, Do You See What I See, we came across a story that demonstrates the sheer power of belief and how one man’s interpretation of the arrival of the Hale Bopp comet led to the death of 39 people. Featuring the story of the Heaven's Gate group. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 03, 2016
S01 Episode 3: Do You See What I See
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The stories we tell can often be said to reveal certain truths about ourselves, and yet, the notion of truth is the most elusive of things. For the residents located near Howden Moor in the North East of England, the strange events that occurred on one spring night in 1997 would test their credulity to the limit… They say the truth is out there, but does it even exist? Featuring the extraordinary story of The Howden Moor Incident. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 25, 2016
S01 Episode 2: Resurrected Dreams
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It could be said that all stories are ultimately about one thing – death. None more so than the stories we tell each other concerning what awaits us after life. It is a theme that can be found in stories told across every community and culture, from as far back as we can remember. But what might our dreams have to do with it? Featuring the unsettling story of The Pollock Twins. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 11, 2016
S01 Episode 1: Opening the Gate
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Since the dawn of communication we have shared stories about imaginary beings; entities such as demons, angels, monsters and fairies. But what if they weren’t stories at all? What if these entities were real, existing right next to us, right now, walking invisibly among us? What if all we needed to see them was some kind of gateway? What price might we pay for opening it? Featuring the story of the mysterious death of occultist Netta Fornario. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 28, 2016