Unexplained Mysteries

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Subscribers: 3098
Reviews: 23

Chris Libera
 Aug 25, 2020
Very good.

Tug
 Aug 15, 2020


 Jul 22, 2020

slick
 Apr 2, 2020
I wish they would do one episode on a subject instead of two

Meg
 Nov 14, 2019
Great podcast, well researched & interesting. The only reasons I give it 4.5 instead of 5 stars is that the episodes are always split into 2 parts. And too many advertisements for other Parcast shows.

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“We don’t know.” answers too many questions. But in this podcast, we don’t take “we don’t know” for an answer. Every Thursday, Unexplained Mysteries investigates the greatest mysteries of history and life on earth, because the answer “we don’t know” is always the scariest. Unexplained Mysteries is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production.

Episode Date
The Wow! Signal
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In 1977, a radio telescope at The Ohio State University received an extraordinarily strong signal from outer space. Scientists have suggested it might have been sent by aliens.  
Sep 24, 2020
Kentucky Meat Shower
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On March 3rd, 1876, farmer and housewife Mary Crouch witnessed a bizarre weather anomaly: pounds of raw meat raining down across her farm in Bath County, Kentucky. Almost 150 years later, we're still trying to figure out what caused the flurry of flesh.
Sep 22, 2020
Vesna Vulović
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On January 26, 1972, Serbian flight attendant Vesna Vulović survived a 33,000-foot fall after her plane was bombed by terrorists. It's the highest recorded fall without a parachute, but even Vesna herself doesn't know how she lived through it.
Sep 17, 2020
Roy Sullivan, the Human Lightning Rod
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Between 1942 and 1976, lightning reportedly struck Virginia Park Ranger Roy Sullivan seven times. If you think that sounds crazy, just wait for how he handled 22 encounters with wild bears.
Sep 15, 2020
New! Incredible Feats with Dan Cummins
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Humanity’s most daring achievements are coming together in the new Spotify Original from Parcast! Every weekday, Incredible Feats introduces you to a new story of jaw-dropping physical strength, mental focus, and bizarre behavior. Join comedian Dan Cummins as he profiles the people who turned the impossible into the incredible, breaking records and making history along the way.  Enjoy this exclusive clip from our first episode, and stay tuned for episodes on daredevils, ultramarathoners, performance artists and more! To find more Parcast Network originals, search “Parcast Network” on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Sep 14, 2020
Treasure on Oak Island Pt. 2
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What could possibly be buried on Oak Island that is so alluring? Some theorists suspect pirate treasure… But at least one researcher believed the Knights Templar hid an ancient relic there, like the Ark of the Covenant. Or maybe even the Holy Grail. 
Sep 10, 2020
Treasure on Oak Island Pt. 1
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Oak Island is located off the coast of Nova Scotia and has been a popular treasure-hunting destination for over 200 years. But not every hunter has made it off the island alive.
Sep 08, 2020
Karaoke Rage Pt. 2
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Sep 03, 2020
Karaoke Rage Pt. 1
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First coined in the early 2000s, 'Karaoke Rage' is an umbrella term for erratic, inexplicable acts of violence with one innocent commonality: karaoke. And it's far deadlier than you'd expect… 
Sep 01, 2020
The Belmez Faces
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In 1971, hundreds of mysterious visages started to appear in María Gómez Cámara’s home in Bélmez, Spain. Today, it's known as the House of Faces.
Aug 27, 2020
New Parcast Original: Medical Murders
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We all know that medical professionals are trained to give exceptional care. But in the new Parcast Original, Medical Murders, you’ll discover a disturbing diagnosis… that not every doctor wants to extend your life. Every Wednesday, meet the men and women who used their expertise to develop sinister specialties. Host Alastair Murden examines the formative years and motives of history’s most infamous killer doctors, dissecting their medical backgrounds with expert analysis provided by practicing M.D., Dr. David Kipper.  Enjoy this exclusive clip from our first episode of Medical Murders! Then search Medical Murders to find more episodes, free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts! 
Aug 26, 2020
The Hum
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Beginning in the 1940s, ordinary people started to hear an invasive, low-frequency sound that consumed their lives. No matter where The Hum surfaces, only about 2% of any population can hear it—and its source is never clear.
Aug 25, 2020
Grigori Rasputin Pt. 2
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From around 1905 until his mysterious death in 1916, Grigori Rasputin held immense influence over the royal Romanovs. Despite the unsavory rumors that dogged him, his reputation as a healer and mystic gained him prominence… and a few enemies along the way. 
Aug 20, 2020
Grigori Rasputin Pt. 1
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He was the most talked-about man in Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Grigori Rasputin’s life reads like a twisted fairy tale, but even the most well-studied historians have a hard time separating the man from the darkness of his many myths.
Aug 18, 2020
UFOs and the Mirage Men Pt. 2
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In the late '70s, the Men in Black shifted strategies from intimidation to disinformation. They traded black suits for polo shirts and became known as Mirage Men, becoming even more dangerous than their predecessors.
Aug 13, 2020
Introducing Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers!
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Uncover the dirty dealings of history’s most badly behaved presidents in the NEW Spotify Original from Parcast, Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers. Every Tuesday through the 2020 election, Ashley shines a light on the darker side of the American presidency… From secret love affairs and all-night ragers to blackmail schemes and excessive drug use, she’ll expose the personal and professional controversies you may never knew existed.  Enjoy this exclusive clip from our first episode of Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers!  Then search Very Presidential to find more episodes, free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts! 
Aug 12, 2020
UFOs and the Mirage Men Pt. 1
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The Men in Black may be more than a Hollywood film franchise… Reports of mysterious government agents silencing witnesses of alien activity on Earth date back to the '40s. To this day, nobody knows what the agents’ real intentions were—or if they were even human.
Aug 11, 2020
The Mary Celeste Pt. 2
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When the Mary Celeste was found drifting in the Atlantic Ocean in 1872, the ship was mostly intact, and in good condition. Many believed its crew’s disappearance must have had violence at its root… But maybe the ship itself—and its cargo—held the real answer. 
Aug 06, 2020
The Mary Celeste Pt. 1
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After its crew’s disappearance in 1872, speculation about the Mary Celeste ran rampant. But this wasn’t the first unusual and troubling incident in the American trade ship’s history—and some wondered whether the ship was cursed from the very start… 
Aug 04, 2020
The Mysterious Death of Bobby Fuller
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In 1966, Lorraine Fuller found her son, the eponymous frontman of The Bobby Fuller Four, dead under mysterious circumstances. His bandmates and family suspected foul play—and the list of suspects runs the gamut from the LA mafia to notorious cult leader Charles Manson.
Jul 30, 2020
The Circleville Letters
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For almost two decades, thousands of anonymous, threatening letters plagued the small town of Circleville, Ohio. From unsolved murders to illicit affairs, the many mysteries behind the terror campaign still confuse anyone who dares tug at their loose threads.
Jul 28, 2020
The Heslington Brain Pt. 2
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Since the Heslington Brain was discovered in 2008, its seemingly miraculous preservation has stumped every scientist who’s examined it. Perhaps the secret of its sustaining isn’t found in modern science, but in ancient practices of the past… 
Jul 23, 2020
The Heslington Brain Pt. 1
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In 2008, researchers at a dig in Heslington, England discovered a human skull whose brain had miraculously remained intact for almost 2,500 years. As scientists tried to wrap their heads around this remarkable preservation, they had only one question: how?
Jul 21, 2020
Battle of Los Angeles Pt. 2
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In the days after the Battle of Los Angeles, residents began to wonder what U.S. forces had been shooting at. Some have theorized that it was an actual attack by Japanese forces, but others think the threat might have been from out of this world.
Jul 16, 2020
Battle of Los Angeles Pt. 1
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In the early morning hours of February 25, 1942, the sky above Los Angeles came alive. Residents rushed outside to see what looked like an enemy invasion. Spotlights lit up the sky, and anti-aircraft guns opened. But by the next morning, there was no evidence that anything had ever flown over the city.
Jul 14, 2020
Introducing Crime Countdown, A Parcast Original Series!
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True crime fans: There’s a new Parcast original on the roster, and it’s packed with passionate opinions on the worst serial killers, creepiest cults, coldest cold cases, and all things criminal… Every Monday, co-hosts Ash and Alaina from the hit podcast Morbid rank ten true crime stories centered around a common theme—debating each case and their rankings with a hint of humor to lighten the mood. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our first episode of Crime Countdown! Then search Crime Countdown to find more episodes, free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts!
Jul 13, 2020
Havana Syndrome Pt. 2
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In the four years since the Havana Syndrome was first reported, no one has been able to identify its source. Scientists, politicians, and intelligence agents are at a loss. Some believe it was a direct attack, while others believe there was a more natural explanation.
Jul 09, 2020
Havana Syndrome Pt. 1
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In 2016, U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba experienced something odd: a shrill noise that sounded like metal scraping against metal. Many of those affected complained of feeling nauseous and weak shortly after the experience, and some inside the embassy worried they were victims of a sonic attack.
Jul 07, 2020
D.B. Cooper Pt. 2
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Over the course of their decades-long investigation, the FBI interviewed thousands of potential D.B. Cooper suspects. All leads ran cold. But in 2011, citizen sleuth Tom Colbert started his own search—and he believes he may have finally found the real identity of the mysterious hijacker.
Jul 02, 2020
D.B. Cooper Pt. 1
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In 1971, a man operating under the pseudonym "Dan Cooper" hijacked a plane, stole $200,000, strapped the money to his body, and then parachuted into the darkness below. Who was he? And what happened to the money? 
Jun 30, 2020
The Disappearance of Bobby Dunbar Pt. 2
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Margaret Dunbar Cutright set out to discover if her ancestor Bobby Dunbar was actually the son her great-grandparents lost in 1912. What she found rocked her family to its very core.
Jun 25, 2020
The Disappearance of Bobby Dunbar Pt. 1
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In 1912, the nation was captivated by the saga of Bobby Dunbar, a four-year-old who disappeared from Louisiana. When a boy matching his description was discovered in Mississippi, the courts and the Dunbars both struggled to confirm if he was indeed the missing boy.
Jun 23, 2020
Spontaneous Combustion Pt. 2
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An acupuncturist that can apparently turn human energy into fire? The science behind spontaneous human combustion might be more surprising than you think.
Jun 18, 2020
Spontaneous Combustion Pt. 1
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Stories of inexplicable fires have been around since the Bible, when a person erupting into flames meant they were a sinner. Now, spontaneous human combustion is considered a myth. But tell that to the family of Jeannie Saffin. In 1982, they watched her blow fire out her mouth after breakfast one morning...
Jun 16, 2020
Oakville Blobs Pt. 2
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30 years after they first rained down over Washington, the mystery still remains: What caused the Oakville Blobs? People have blamed everything from airline dumping, a jellyfish accident, or even biological weapons testing.
Jun 11, 2020
Oakville Blobs Pt. 1
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On August 7th, 1994, transparent, gelatinous blobs rained down over the city of Oakville, Washington. The townspeople quickly fell ill, and many blamed the blobs for the mysterious disease. But even after a barrage of independent tests, no researcher could discover what the “Oakville Blobs” really were.
Jun 09, 2020
Pic de Bugarach Pt. 2
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For centuries, Bugarach has attracted those seeking to learn its secrets, including occultists, New Agers, hippies, and esoterics. These free-spirits wanted to experience the mountain’s mysterious power firsthand. But they all had different theories on where that power came from...
Jun 04, 2020
Pic de Bugarach Pt. 1
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It was rumored to be the only location on earth that would survive the apocalypse predicted by the ancient Mayans. For centuries, this mystical mountain peak in southern France has attracted New Age believers, ufologists, occultists, hippies, doomsday cults, and the curious.
Jun 02, 2020
PNW Feet Washing Ashore Pt. 2
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Between 2007 and 2020, a total of 21 human feet have washed up on beaches throughout the Pacific Northwest. Some suggest a 2005 plane crash could account for some of the feet. Others attribute them to the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. Others see the feet as a warning—a product of gang intimidation.
May 28, 2020
PNW Feet Washing Ashore Pt. 1
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In 2007, a little girl enjoying a beach day with her family made a gruesome discovery. A human foot had washed ashore—and it was far from the last. Over the past 13 years, 21 feet have been found in the region, and no one seems to know where they’re coming from…
May 26, 2020
The Bennington Triangle Pt. 2
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Some believe there are legendary cryptids in the woods. Others believe a killer might be on the loose. But what makes the missing cases of Vermont’s Bennington Triangle so intriguing is that, 70 years later, there’s little evidence to suggest people didn’t simply vanish into thin air…
May 21, 2020
The Bennington Triangle Pt. 1
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In 1945, college student Paula Jean Weldon went missing near the southern Vermont town of Bennington. Over the next five years, four more people disappeared without a trace. Rumors began to circulate that something supernatural was going on, and others began to fear that more people would vanish.
May 19, 2020
Codex Gigas Pt. 2
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For 800 years, the identity of the Codex Gigas' author has remained a mystery. Many believe only the Devil could have crafted the impossibly large tome, while others think it was the work of a single hermetic monk. But the text itself tells a surprising story: perhaps the man behind the masterpiece was a passionate, unskilled amateur.
May 14, 2020
Codex Gigas Pt. 1
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Three feet high and weighing in at 165 pounds, the Codex Gigas is the largest surviving illuminated manuscript from the medieval era. Some say the ghastly portrait of the devil inside the book is in fact an image of the author. According to local legend, the book was created when a desperate monk struck a deal with Lucifer.
May 12, 2020
The Roanoke Colony Pt. 2
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In 1590, when ships arrived carrying emergency supplies for the Roanoke settlers, they found the camp abandoned. It was as if the settlers had vanished into thin air… For centuries, researchers have wondered about the fate of the Roanoke colonists. Disease, famine, and even cannibalism have been popular theories. 
May 07, 2020
The Roanoke Colony Pt. 1
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In 1585, the first English settlement was established on an island off the coast of present day North Carolina. The colonists developed relationships with the local natives but found themselves clashing culturally. After making a trip back to England for supplies, Governor John White returned to find all of the colonists had vanished.
May 05, 2020
NEW: The Crying Boy Paintings
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We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Unexplained Mysteries today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. They were a series of portraits that were mass-produced and sold in department stores during the 1980s. The somber images of a crying child were connected to a number of house fires throughout the U.K. It happened so often, in fact, that many began to wonder if there was more to the object than met the eye...
Apr 30, 2020
Sneak Peek: DAILY QUOTE, A Parcast Original Series!
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Whether you’re jumpstarting the morning, searching for that midday pick-me-up, or trying to finish the evening off strong… Daily Quote offers some of history’s most inspirational quotes whenever you need them—365 days a year. In this 2-3 minute podcast, you’ll be given a quote that will motivate, uplift, and renew your outlook on life. You’ll also dive deeper into the context surrounding the quote—learning more about its origin and the meaning behind it. Enjoy this sneak peek of Daily Quote ahead of its launch on Monday. April 27th! In this exclusive episode, we highlight the poignant words of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. For more pathways to positivity, subscribe to Daily Quote free on Spotify! 
Apr 26, 2020
Parcast Classic: The Man in the Iron Mask Pt. 2
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In case you missed it, here’s a classic episode of Unexplained Mysteries we think you’ll enjoy: In 1703, a prisoner died in captivity in the famed Parisian prison, The Bastille. No one knew his name, or even what his face looked like, as he had spent the entire period of his sentence confined in a harsh Iron Mask. 
Apr 23, 2020
Parcast Classic: The Man in the Iron Mask Pt. 1
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In case you missed it, here’s a classic episode of Unexplained Mysteries we think you’ll enjoy: At the end of the 17th century, Parisians witnessed a strange man being escorted into the fortress prison known as the Bastille. He wore a dark metal mask, and for centuries historians, scholars, and writers have tried to determine this mystery prisoner's identity. 
Apr 23, 2020
Crossover Week: Gone (The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine)
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If you enjoy the stories told in Unexplained Mysteries, check out this episode from our series Gone: It was allegedly discovered by German immigrant Jacob Waltz, who made himself rich and then died before he could show it to anyone. Prospectors have since been searching for the “Lost Dutchman Gold Mine” for more than a century.
Apr 16, 2020
Winchester Mystery House Pt. 2
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The reclusive and mysterious Sarah Winchester never spoke to the public about her motivation for building her labyrinthian mansion in California. But many speculated that she was haunted by ghosts, had gone mad, or even joined a secret society that influenced the home’s confounding details...
Apr 09, 2020
Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Was there a special committee formed under President Truman to recover and investigate alien spacecraft? Sort through the details with Ashley and decide for yourself in this exclusive clip from our episode on the “Majestic 12.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Apr 08, 2020
Winchester Mystery House Pt. 1
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After the death of her husband in 1881, Sarah Winchester became the heiress of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Soon after she moved to her California mansion, rumors began to circulate that the heiress was being tormented by ghosts who had been killed by her husband’s invention...the Winchester rifle.
Apr 02, 2020
Parcast Classic: Tarrare Pt. 1
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Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! In the 1700s, he was known as the “hungriest man in history.” Among other things, he could eat his way through corks, stones, live animals, and an entire basketful of apples one after the other. Was Tarrare meant to be a competitive eater, or was he the victim of a strange disorder?
Mar 26, 2020
Sudden Savant Syndrome Pt. 2
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How does trauma birth genius? Is it related to the mind's ability to heal itself or latent powers encoded in human DNA? Or possibly, is it evidence of past lives?
Mar 19, 2020
Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the facts don’t lead to a logical explanation, and the truth lies somewhere in the unknown…Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Join Ashley in this exclusive clip from the first episode as she takes on the mysterious “Lead Masks Case.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Mar 16, 2020
Sudden Savant Syndrome Pt. 1
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It’s a mysterious medical condition where a patient acquires extraordinary talents after deadly trauma. Usually, the new skills are in a field the person had never previously studied.
Mar 12, 2020
Disappearing Ninth Roman Legion Pt. 2
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After the Ninth Roman Legion vanished from history sometime around 120 C.E., historians began dedicating their lives to finding out what happened to the mysterious disappearing army. But recent archeological evidence suggests that the Ninth Roman Legion appeared to live on... 
Mar 05, 2020
Disappearing Ninth Roman Legion Pt. 1
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Julius Caesar's prized army known as the Ninth Roman Legion fought valiantly for nearly three centuries between 89 B.C.E. and 120 C.E. But after coming face to face with the Celtic tribes in Northern Britain, the Ninth took a massive hit.
Feb 27, 2020
Unexplained Mysteries Rewind: Malaysia Airlines Pt. 1
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On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Unexplained Mysteries that you might have missed!  Less than one hour into its flight, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared from the skies. Despite all of the geo-location technology that exists, and more than $160 million in a search and recovery effort, the whereabouts of flight MH370, and the circumstances of its disappearance over the Indian Ocean in 2014 remain a mystery.
Feb 23, 2020
Rey Rivera
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On May 24th, 2006, a 32-year-old writer and videographer fell to his death from the roof of a hotel in Baltimore. He left behind a cryptic note, sparking conspiracy theories about the Freemasons, the film industry, and the shadowy financial company he was working for.
Feb 20, 2020
Introducing PARCAST DAILY, A Parcast Original Series!
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Every Monday through Friday, Parcast Daily filters through all of your favorite Parcast shows to highlight one timely and relevant episode premiering each day. You might hear about a calculating killer on Female Criminals, delve into the minds of history and fiction’s greatest bad guys on Villains, or spiral down into intrigue and speculation on Conspiracy Theories. Whatever your tastes, you’ll always get something new on Parcast Daily. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our featured episode: “Bohemian Grove Pt. 1.” To finish this episode, subscribe to PARCAST DAILY free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Feb 19, 2020
The Dyatlov Pass Incident Pt. 2
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On the night of February 1st, 1959, nine student hikers died under mysterious circumstances while camping in the Ural Mountains. Some people believe the hikers were killed in a Yeti attack or abducted by aliens. Others maintain that a confluence of rare weather phenomena drove the hikers from their tents and caused their fatal injuries.
Feb 13, 2020
The Dyatlov Pass Incident Pt. 1
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In February 1959, nine experienced hikers, in peak physical condition, were found dead under mysterious circumstances. Their bodies were all mutilated and scattered around their campsite—with no evidence as to what happened.
Feb 06, 2020
Listen First! KILLER KNOWLEDGE, A Parcast Original Series!
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Sure, you’re a fan of true crime—but are you ready to put your skills to the test and be crowned an undisputed expert? Then try your hand at our new trivia podcast, Killer Knowledge. Every Tuesday, two competitors go head-to-head to correctly answer multiple-choice true crime questions. Whoever gains the most points after 20 questions, wins! It’s all the murder, mystery, and suspense you’ve come to expect from Parcast, now in a fast-paced, interactive format. Play along in this exclusive clip from our pilot episode about the mysterious circumstances surrounding D.B. Cooper, and see how well you measure up! To find out who wins, follow KILLER KNOWLEDGE free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!
Feb 04, 2020
The Overtoun Bridge Pt. 2
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About fifty dogs have died from jumping off of Overtoun Bridge into the deep ravine below. Many who live near the bridge believe that it's haunted by a lonely ghost. Can this possibly be true? Or is there another more natural explanation for the canine calamity?
Jan 30, 2020
Unexplained Mysteries Rewind: Alfred Loewenstein Pt. 1
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On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Unexplained Mysteries that you might have missed!  Alfred Lowenstein was a proper sportsman by anyone’s standards. He was a fierce entrepreneur, a loving father and husband, an amateur aircraft pilot, an avid horse racer, and in 1928, the third richest man in the world—making his disappearance even more shocking.
Jan 26, 2020
The Overtoun Bridge Pt. 1
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Just outside of the small Scottish town of Dumbarton, sits an old gothic structure known as Overtoun Bridge. It’s become a popular hiking spot for thousands, but it's also the source of tragedy for many. Over 300 dogs have jumped over the side—and no one seems to know why.
Jan 23, 2020
Listen First! DICTATORS, A Parcast Original Series!
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They are natural-born-leaders with a never-ending thirst for power. Through force and deceit, they rise through the ranks towards radicalism—eliminating anyone who stands in their way. Every Tuesday, delve into the minds, and motives, behind some of the world’s most infamous leaders in Parcast’s original series, DICTATORS. Each dictator is analyzed in 2-part episodes... with the first giving insight into their rise to power, and the second chronicling the impact of their downfall. In this special clip from our first episode, learn about Benito Mussolini’s transformation from Italian “Superman” to despised despot. To finish this episode, subscribe to DICTATORS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Jan 21, 2020
Thomas Ince Pt. 2
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After spending a weekend on William Randolph Hearst’s yacht in November 1924, Thomas Ince suddenly died. The aftermath of Ince’s mysterious death included various theories about what actually happened on that yacht that fateful weekend.
Jan 16, 2020
Listen First! SECRET SOCIETIES, A Parcast Original Series!
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They’ve been around for thousands of years…orchestrating some of history’s most controversial events. And if not for their radical actions, you may never have even known they existed. Every Thursday, take a journey through hidden passageways and become a member of Parcast’s diabolical series, SECRET SOCIETIES. Each society is explored in 2 episodes—exposing the people and context responsible for its founding, and analyzing the psychology behind their beliefs. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Yale’s mysterious “Skull and Bones” fraternity. To finish this episode, subscribe to SECRET SOCIETIES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Jan 13, 2020
Thomas Ince Pt. 1
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During a weekend of partying on media mogul William Randolph Hearst’s yacht, pioneering film producer Thomas Ince died under suspicious circumstances. The public was no stranger to Hollywood scandals, and Hearst had the kind of money that could sweep these scandals under the rug.
Jan 09, 2020
Best of 2019: The Curse of the Hope Diamond Pt. 2
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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: The infamous Hope Diamond was donated to the Smithsonian museum in 1958, which seemingly ended a nearly 300-year legacy of ruin, tragedy, and death. In the decades since, scientists and skeptics have continued to debate whether the diamond is truly cursed.
Jan 02, 2020
Best of 2019: The Curse of the Hope Diamond Pt. 1
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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In 1668, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier returned to France with a haul of diamonds, including a massive Blue Gem. Over the next 350 years, the diamond travelled the globe in the hands of kings, bankers, and thieves. Everyone who possessed it met with misfortune and, in some cases, death.
Dec 26, 2019
Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3
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Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL While on probation after an early release from prison in March of 1990, Jeffrey Dahmer continued his wave of sadistic violence. A chance event would finally lead to his arrest, and a media spectacle would bring Dahmer to the masses.
Dec 23, 2019
Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 2
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Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL It was a murderous rampage that could have possibly been stopped. Although Jeffrey Dahmer failed numerous times to turn his life around, his multi-year killing spree also went ignored by his family, neighbors, sentencing judges, and court-appointed therapists.
Dec 23, 2019
Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 1
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Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL You know the name, but do you know the whole story? Jeffrey Dahmer—one of history’s most notorious serial killers, and our most requested episode, is now the subject of an exclusive 3-part special event. You can now listen to all 3 episodes within SERIAL KILLERS, and all of Parcast’s true-crime related feeds. He was one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, murdering 17 young men between 1978 and 1991 through a variety of cruel and unusual methods. But how did Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the era's most monstrous killers, get his start?
Dec 23, 2019
Mound Builders
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For thousands of years, the ancient people of the Americas built massive mounds holding the dead, religious artifacts, and elaborate structures. Then, all of the sudden, these Mound Builders disappeared without a trace.
Dec 19, 2019
Mythical Elves Pt. 2
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Whether they’re Santa’s helpers, ancient warriors, or friends of Snow White, elves and dwarves have occupied a prime position in mythology and fairy tales. Could the prevalence of these creatures signify that similar otherworldly beings really made contact with humanity in the past?
Dec 12, 2019
Mythical Elves Pt. 1
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Mysterious figures with mystical powers have appeared in the mythologies of cultures throughout the world. These beings, dubbed "elves" and "dwarves," have been depicted as dangerous tricksters and god-like beings. But is there more to these legends than simply fiction?
Dec 05, 2019
The Silent Twins Pt. 2
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After a lifetime of inexplicable behavior and sullen silence, identical twins June and Jennifer Gibbons were sentenced to indefinite treatment at Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital. But the sisters didn't improve and their story ended in tragedy.
Nov 28, 2019
Listen First! SPORTS CRIMINALS, A Parcast Original Series!
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They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s original series SPORTS CRIMINALS keeps score on the darker side of sports. Each episode chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of some of sport’s biggest names. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first of two captivating episodes on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. To finish this episode, subscribe to SPORTS CRIMINALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Nov 24, 2019
The Silent Twins Pt. 1
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By 1971, 8-year old Welsh twins Jennifer and June refused to speak to anyone but each other. For most of their youth, they isolated themselves, preferring to live out their days in a rich fantasy world rather than reality.
Nov 21, 2019
King Solomon’s Mines Pt. 2
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From 970 to 931 B.C.E., King Solomon transformed war-torn Israel into a prosperous kingdom, with a capital city covered in gold. Although these ancient treasures have never been found, certain clues point to the possible locations of his missing mines.
Nov 14, 2019
Listen First! DOG TALES, A Parcast Original Series!
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They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast’s endearing original series, DOG TALES, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Buddy the German Shepherd—America’s first seeing-eye guide dog. To finish this episode, subscribe to DOG TALES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Nov 13, 2019
King Solomon’s Mines Pt. 1
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There are multiple clues scattered throughout the Bible as to the place where Solomon, the richest King of Ancient Israel, mined the gold which gave him his power. Explorers have searched in the Middle East, Africa and North America, but they’ve never been found.
Nov 07, 2019
Par for the Mystery: POLITICAL SCANDALS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Check out Richard's new show POLITICAL SCANDALS! Every Tuesday leading up to the 2020 election, it counts down the 52 most controversial events in American history—uncovering the crimes and deceptions by some of our most infamous elected officials. And now you can hear a special clip from the first episode on the cutthroat circumstances surrounding the election of 1800. To finish this episode, subscribe to POLITICAL SCANDALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! 
Nov 03, 2019
The Voynich Manuscript Pt. 2
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A centuries-old tome discovered in 1912 by antique book dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript became famous for its bizarre, indecipherable writing system. But with little explanation as to the meaning of its content, questions of a hoax arose.
Oct 31, 2019
The Voynich Manuscript Pt. 1
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Discovered by book dealer Wilfrid Voynich in 1912—the centuries-old “Voynich Manuscript” is written in a strange text that no one has been able to decipher. For over a hundred years since its discovery, scholars, historians, and linguists have tried to uncover the secret behind this mysterious tome.
Oct 24, 2019
Listen First! VILLAINS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Bad guys. Black hats. Evildoers. They are the bane of every hero’s existence…and the subject of Parcast’s dastardly new original series, VILLAINS. Every Friday, VILLAINS dissects the greatest foils from history and fiction—uncovering origins, analyzing impacts, and exploring the complexity of character and motive.  In this clip, we explore the creation of an iconic, modern-day psychopath of the silver screen—Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. To finish this episode, subscribe to VILLAINS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Oct 22, 2019
The Buru Pt. 2
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Ralph Izzard, Charles Stonor, and Frank Hodgkinson's 1947 venture into the jungles of Assam failed to produce a shred of evidence for the existence of the mysterious Buru. But they weren't discouraged, and maintained for years that Burus were real.
Oct 17, 2019
Bonus: Today In True Crime - Zodiac Killer
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On this day in 1969, the Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed.
Oct 11, 2019
The Buru Pt. 1
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When reporter Ralph Izzard, zoologist Charles Stonor and photographer Frank Hodgkinson heard rumors that a mysterious, dino-like creature lived in the swamps of India’s Assam Region, they resolved to find and capture the beast themselves.
Oct 10, 2019
Bog Bodies Pt. 2: Unlocking the Secrets of History
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For thousands of years, men, women, and children were brutally killed, and their bodies were unceremoniously dumped into the peat bogs of northern Europe. Did these people die by murder, capital punishment, or human sacrifice? The answers remain submerged in ancient waters and peat.


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Oct 03, 2019
Introducing: MYTHICAL MONSTERS, a new Parcast Original!
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The great heroes of myth are known throughout the world. Their deeds are legendary. But what would these champions be without obstacles in their path? Dragons, sea serpents, giants, demons...they aren't merely foils to the hero. They are primal symbols reflecting ancient truths. Our new podcast, MYTHICAL MONSTERS, tells the stories of these beasts and asks what they represent to mankind. 

In this episode, we look at the legendary Kraken! To listen to the rest of this episode subscribe to MYTHICAL MONSTERS on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Sep 30, 2019
Bog Bodies Pt. 1: Ancient Storytellers
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For decades, people harvesting peat from bogs uncovered frighteningly fresh-looking bodies. But beginning in the mid-1950s, researchers began to realize that these bog bodies were astonishingly well-preserved remains from the Iron Age, containing clues about long-dead cultures.
Sep 26, 2019
All Unexplained Mysteries Episodes Now Available!
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Thank you for being a loyal listener! We’re excited to announce all Parcast Network episodes older than 6 months are now available for free on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
Sep 24, 2019
All Unexplained Mysteries Episodes Now Available!
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Thank you for being a loyal listener! We’re excited to announce all Parcast Network episodes older than 6 months are now available for free on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
Sep 23, 2019
Extrasensory Perception Pt. 2 - Is ESP Real?
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Although the scientific community refused to accept the existence of a sixth sense, in the 2000s researcher Daryl Bem sought to design the perfect test to measure ESP ability. His persuasive results changed the course of psychological research forever.
Sep 19, 2019
Extrasensory Perception - Is ESP Real?
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Does a sixth sense like precognition, telepathy, or telekinesis really exist? That’s what researcher J.B. Rhine set out to determine in the 1930s with a series of experiments into extra-sensory perception. But his controversial results would only spur more questions.
Sep 12, 2019
Curse of the Pharaohs Pt. 2 - Do Not Disturb
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Mummies and legends of ancient curses have gone hand-in-hand since the dawn of the field of Egyptology. In the first half of the 19th century, over a dozen people died after coming into contact with the tomb of the Ancient Egyptian pharaoh, King Tut. Even today, the viability of “King Tut’s Curse” is hotly debated. 
Sep 05, 2019
Introducing: NATURAL DISASTERS, a new Parcast Original!
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Humans are the most adaptable species on the planet. We endure fierce blizzards, build communities in the blistering heat of the Sahara, erect societies on mountains. Our new podcast, NATURAL DISASTERS reminds us Mother Nature is ultimately always in control.

In this clip, we take you through the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, a massive volcanic event that took both native Indonesian peoples and Dutch colonists by surprise. Subscribe to NATURAL DISASTERS to listen to the rest of this episode!
Sep 02, 2019
Curse of the Pharaohs - King Tut’s Tomb
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When Howard Carter and his team of archaeologists first stepped into the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, they broke new ground in our understanding of ancient Egypt. Did they also unleash a curse? For years to come, strange events and unresolved deaths would plague those who explored the site.

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Aug 29, 2019
Shepherd's Monument Pt. 2 - Codebreakers
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The search for the meaning behind the secret code on the Shepherd's Monument continues across multiple time periods and multiple locations. In 1979, a French expedition to a small town promises to connect the monument to the Holy Grail. Then, in 2004, the former Bletchley Park codebreakers reveal their theory. The monument may indeed have a connection to Christ himself.

Parcasters - This week on Crimes of Passion we take on the infamous case of Lorena and John Bobbitt! You won’t want to miss this one! Listen today on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
Aug 22, 2019
Shepherd's Monument - The Shugborough Inscription
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In 2004 in northern England, a husband and wife team of former Nazi codebreakers believed they'd cracked a centuries-old mystery. Shepherd's Monument in Staffordshire had long perplexed visitors, as it contains an inscription of random letters with no obvious meaning. Had the couple finally provided an answer? Is the code a love letter, a key to treasure, or something more?

Parcasters - When Darwin published his thesis on human evolution, it was highly contentious. When John Scopes introduced the theory into his lesson plan, criminal charges were brought against him. Learn about this historic trial on our other podcast NOT GUILTY.
Aug 15, 2019
The Tunguska Event Pt. 2 - Mission from Mars
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After the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, some scientists began to wonder if the mysterious Tunguska Event was actually the result of a nuclear explosion. As the topic became increasingly divisive within the scientific community, experts struggled to find a concrete explanation of what could cause such devastating destruction.

Parcasters - Is there any truth behind the rumored society that protects the secrets of the Holy Grail? Learn more about the Priory of Sion on this week’s episode of Conspiracy Theories!

Aug 08, 2019
Introducing: MEDICAL MYSTERIES, Molly and Richard's new podcast!
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In our new podcast, MEDICAL MYSTERIES, we follow desperate patients battling mysterious symptoms--from the bizarre to the terrifying--as determined doctors race against the clock for a diagnosis. From rare genetic disorders to a worldwide pandemics, we explore the high stakes world of medicine, and the secrets of the human body.

In this clip, we introduce one of the most notable patients of all time, Joseph Merrick, otherwise known as “The Elephant Man.” To listen to the end of this episode, subscribe to MEDICAL MYSTERIES, on Spotify or anywhere you listen to Parcast Originals!

Aug 06, 2019
The Tunguska Event - The Southern Swamp
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On June 30th, 1908, a massive explosion in remote Siberia flattened over 2,000 square kilometers of forest. The only problem? Nobody knew what caused it.

Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episode details the myth of the 27 Club, you won't want to miss it! Subscribe to The Dark Side Of on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Aug 01, 2019
The Zodiac Pt. 2 - Hide and Seek
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Following the string of brutal murders throughout the 1960s, the masked man known as the Zodiac Killer continued to write letters to the press and police, while capturing the imaginations of terrified onlookers across the country. Fifty years later, there is still no confirmed suspect as to the identity of the murderer. 


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Jul 25, 2019
The Zodiac - Summer of Slaughter
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In the summer of 1969, newspapers in Northern California began receiving coded letters from a person who would come to identify themselves as "The Zodiac." The author of the letters taunted the police by giving clues related to a series of unsolved murders, but did the cryptic messages truly come from the mind of the killer?


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Jul 22, 2019
The Yeren Pt. 2 - Wild Man
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Since it was first allegedly spotted in 1976 outside the Shennongjia forest in China, the Yeren has captivated hundreds of scientists and amateur monster hunters across the world. And yet, despite hundreds of reported sightings, there is still no photographic evidence that this creature even exists.

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Jul 18, 2019
The Yeren - China’s Bigfoot
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There is an ancient legend of a massive, hairy beast that lives in seclusion in the forests of China. They call it The Yeren, and since 1976, over four hundred people have claimed to have spotted the creature. 

Parcasters - What is it like to be abducted by Somali pirates? Find out today on Hostage, where we cover the lengthy captivity of journalist Michael Scott Moore. Available now on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals!


Jul 11, 2019
The Shroud of Turin Pt. 2 - Blood and Pollen
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The Catholic church spent centuries encouraging the faithful to pray to the Shroud of Turin, even as they refused to issue an official edict on whether they believe the Shroud of genuine. But as science has improved over the course of the 20th century, scholars have gained new tools with which to determine where the Shroud of Turin really does bear the imprinted image of Jesus Christ. 

Parcasters - Cults...UFOs...Nazis? If you don’t know about the Vril Society, you’re in for a treat! This group allegedly developed flying saucers for the Third Reich. Search for Extraterrestrials on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals.
Jul 04, 2019
The Shroud of Turin - Holy Image
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Today, a chapel in Turin, Italy, bears an ancient burial shroud that bears the faint image of a man. For centuries, this image is believed to be the burial image of Jesus Christ.

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Jun 27, 2019
The Zone of Silence Pt. 2 - Do You Hear Something?
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Mexico's Zone of Silence has been a spot of mystery for decades. Though there may be a geological reason for why radio signals seem to fail within the Zone, locals have spent years promoting the more bizarre theories that extraterrestrial activity may be involved.

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Jun 20, 2019
The Zone of Silence - Silencio
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There is a patch of desert in northern Mexico where no radios work. Compasses point the wrong way. And all manner of strange occurrences have been reported within its borders. 

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Jun 13, 2019
The Man in the Iron Mask Pt. 2 - The Scapegoat
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In 1703 a prisoner died in captivity in the famed Parisian prison, The Bastille. No one knew his name, or even what his face looked like, as he had spent the entire period of his sentence confined in a harsh Iron Mask. 

Parcasters - This week on Extraterrestrial, we take on the mysterious Anunnaki, supposed ancient alien gods. What is their origin? What interactions have they had with our planet? Find out today at parcast.com/extraterrestrial

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Jun 06, 2019
The Man in the Iron Mask - Infamous Prisoner
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At the end of the 17th century, Parisians witnessed a strange man being escorted into the fortress prison known as the Bastille. He wore a dark metal mask, and for centuries historians, scholars, and writers have tried to determine this mystery prisoner's identity. 

Parcasters - A famous actress captured and forced to act in movies for a totalitarian regime, how would she escape? Find out this week on Hostage! Both parts available now at parcast.com/hostage
May 30, 2019
Kensington Runestone Pt. 2 - Hoax?
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In 1898 a Swedish immigrant farmer uncovered a rune-covered stone buried in Minnesota. Over the last 120 years, the Kensington Runestone has been denounced as a hoax time and time again, but continually resurfaced in the public eye as a potentially authentic relic of an ancient Viking expedition.

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May 23, 2019
Introducing: THE DARK SIDE OF, Richard's new podcast!
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Hollywood is one of our most celebrated institutions, but do you know the dark shadows draped over its early years? In this new Parcast Original, we reexamine unknown and overlooked histories of society's beloved cultural touchstones. Every multi-episode series will take on a new topic, from the music industry, to sports, and even dating and romance.


In this clip, we introduce the complicated story of Hollywood's founding as a religious utopia. Subscribe to THE DARK SIDE OF on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast to listen to the rest of this episode!
May 20, 2019
Kensington Runestone - Vikings in Minnesota
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At the turn of the 19th century, a Swedish American immigrant uncovered a strange stone slab on his land. It looked ancient and was covered in a mysterious writing. This was the Kensington Runestone, and its discovery would spark a century-long debate about its authenticity.

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May 16, 2019
Uncovering Atlantis Pt. 2 - Undiscovered
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Over 10,000 years ago, the city of Atlantis was believed to exist as a pinnacle of human achievement before it was suddenly, mysteriously wiped from the face of the earth. Over millennia of human evolution, our species has returned time and time again to the mystery of the Lost City.  

Parcasters - Checked out Not Guilty yet? We’re following up our examination of the Robert Blake trial with a real corker, the trial of Cythia Payne, the Madam of London. Find out more at parcast.com/notguilty
May 09, 2019
Uncovering Atlantis - A Mythical Empire
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Known as the first Empire, this great city ran afoul of the gods and was destroyed over 10,000 years ago. Despite expeditions made by everyone from Spanish Conquistadors to Nazis, there’s no proof the Atlantis actually ever existed. 

Parcasters - Have you checked out Mythology yet? This week we tell the story of Poseidon's son, Bellerophon, and his quest to ride the mythical Pegasus. Available now at parcast.com/mythology 

May 02, 2019
Ettore Majorana Pt. 2 - Argentinian Exile
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Italian Physicist Ettore Majorana vanished without a trace in 1938. Some suspected a suicide. Others surmised he may have been kidnapped. And some even considered that possibility that Ettore had vanished willingly, in a dramatic attempt to leave his old life behind.

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Apr 25, 2019
Ettore Majorana - Lost Genius
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In 1938, Italian Physicist Ettore Majorana boarded a boat from Palermo to Naples, Italy. When the boat docked, Ettore wasn't on it, and in the 80 years since he vanished, nobody has ever been found. 


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Apr 18, 2019
The Curse of the Hope Diamond Pt. 2
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The infamous Hope Diamond was donated to the Smithsonian museum in 1958, which seemingly ended a nearly 300-year legacy of ruin, tragedy, and death. In the decades since, scientists and skeptics have continued to debate whether the diamond is truly cursed... or if it's just truly unique.

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Apr 11, 2019
The Curse of the Hope Diamond
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In 1668, merchant explorer. Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, returned to France with a haul of diamonds, including a massive, magnificent Blue Gem. Over the next 350 years, the diamond travelled the globe in the hands of kings, bankers, and thieves. Everyone who possessed this jewel met with misfortune and, in some cases, death. They were victims of the Curse of the Hope Diamond.

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Apr 04, 2019
Jack the Ripper Pt. 2 - A Coverup Afoot
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In 1888, five women were brutally murdered in London's Whitechapel district. Bound by masonic loyalty, the police may have covered up Jack the Ripper’s identity to avoid bringing negative press upon their fraternal order.  

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Mar 28, 2019
Jack the Ripper - Infamous and Unknown
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In 1888, London was terrorized by a series of brutal murders. Due to the grotesque mutilation of the victims, the murders were referred to as "rippings." The deaths created a frenzy of panic and paranoia that lasted long after Jack the Ripper vanished from the public eye. 

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Mar 21, 2019
The Holy Grail Pt. 2
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They say that before his Crucifixion, Jesus Christ drank wine from a cup. This Holy Grail vanished from historical record for a 1000 years before it emerged as a part of the Arthurian Legend. Is the Holy Grail just a myth? Or is it possible that it was smuggled out of Jerusalem and remains hidden to this day?

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Mar 14, 2019
The Holy Grail
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Most people know the story of the Holy Grail, but in fact there is little evidence in the Bible that it actually exists. Over the past two centuries, everyone from Arthurian Knight to Renaissance painters to contemporary thriller novelists have questioned the location of the cup of Christ. This religious relic, has taken a number of forms in human consciousness over the years, and may have never existed at all.

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Mar 07, 2019
Lourdes Water Pt. 2 - Testing a Miracle
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Since 1858, millions have bathed themselves in the Sacred Waters of Lourdes in France with the hope to be cured of their terminal illnesses.  While many are healed, many more are not. To this day, it is still a mystery if Lourdes water is actually a mystical fountain or just the world’s largest placebo effect. 

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Feb 28, 2019
Lourdes Water - A Holy Cure?
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This natural spring in the Grotto of Massabielle is a small cave-like enclosure in the southern countryside of France. In 1862, the Catholic Church authenticated claims that the Virgin Mary made an apparition at the grotto to a young girl. Blind people can suddenly see, the lame can walk and the depressed experience euphoria. Is it a placebo effect or does the water have magical powers only some can experience?

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Feb 21, 2019
Finding Cleopatra’s Tomb Pt. 2
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While excavating the ruins of a Christian church, Kathleen Martinez thought the site was actually part of something much bigger. She believed the site was in fact home to Cleopatra’s tomb that had been lost for over 2,000 years. Martinez’s intuition and insightful research have helped shed a tremendous amount of light on the Ptolemaic.


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Feb 14, 2019
Finding Cleopatra’s Tomb
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She is likely the most famous historical figure from Ancient Egypt. And yet, thousands of years after Cleopatra's reign, her final resting place has yet to be discovered. Archaeologist and historians struggle to find evidence surrounding her death and who and what she was buried with. 

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Feb 07, 2019
Mystery of the Somerton Man Pt. 2 - Tamam Shud
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In 1949, eight months after the Unknown Man’s body was found on Somerton Beach in Australia, luck knocked on the investigators’ door. After numerous dead ends, investigators finally received their first clue about the identity of the mystery man.

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Jan 31, 2019
Mystery of the Somerton Man - Tamam Shud
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The discovery of a corpse in 1948 on the beach in Australia creates a frenzy circulating rumours about the identity of the unknown man. In his pocket was a slip of paper with the phrase “Tamam Shud,” translating to “it is ended.” The authorities investigation was met with dead ends and more questions. Theories about his identity range from being a Cold War spy, a time traveler, or even a victim of alien abduction.

Parcasters - If this mysterious death piqued your interest, check out Richard and Molly’s other podcast GONE, that covered Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance and potential cannibalization. Listen now at parcast.com/gone

Jan 24, 2019
The Lost Treasure of “Bad King John” Pt. 2
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In 1216, just before his death, English Monarch King John lost the original royal Crown Jewels. Were they lost to the landscape, buried beneath dozens of feet of silt and dirt? Or is it possible the jewels were intentionally misplaced? The tremendous loss of the crown jewels was perhaps karma for a king known for his cruelty.

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Jan 17, 2019
The Lost Treasure of “Bad King John”
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In 1216, just before his death, English Monarch King John lost the royal Crown Jewels. Were they lost to the landscape, buried beneath dozens of feet of silt and dirt? Or is it possible the jewels were intentionally misplaced?

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Jan 10, 2019
Unicorns Pt. 2
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Reports surfaced in the late 1800s from local tribesmen in the Congo claiming a small horse-like creature hid in the woodlands. Men went in search of the mysterious animal. The creature in question: a unicorn. Expeditions have continued throughout history to find a living unicorn.

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Dec 20, 2018
Unicorns
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According to mythical beliefs, the unicorn is a shy creature, living deep in the forest and rarely venturing near people. The creature is found in literature dating back to 1800 B.C.E. and is referenced in the King James Bible. Was Lancelot a genetic mutation or a descendant from a real species? 

Thank you to MYTHOLOGY Host, Vanessa for helping out with this episode! 

Subscribe to Parcast's new podcast, MYTHOLOGY, for more episodes on mythical creatures, heroes, and gods! 

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Dec 13, 2018
The Garden of Eden Pt. 2 - Pinpointing Paradise
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On the hunt for the real location of Eden, Molly and Richard use biblical text as a map to locate where the Garden may have originally been located. The Middle East and South America are definitely possibilities for this paradise of religion and myth. 

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Dec 06, 2018
The Garden of Eden - Faith, fact, or fiction?
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The mythical paradise described in the book of Genesis has roots in cultures across the globe. Many explorers, conquerors, and fanatics have attempted to locate it over the centuries. Biblical and geographic evidence shows that the Garden may have really existed. 

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Nov 29, 2018
The JFK Assassination
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Happy Thanksgiving Unexplained Mysteries fans! We hope you enjoy this sneak peak of our new podcast, Assassinations, where we examine history’s most dramatic deaths. If you enjoy this episode and want to listen to part two right now, subscribe to ASSASSINATIONS wherever you listen to podcasts!


"Loner. Drop out. Marine. Defector. Husband. Father. Lee Harvey Oswald was all of these things, but on November 22 1963, he came to only be known as the man who killed President John F. Kennedy."
Nov 22, 2018
“The Hungriest Man in History” Pt. 2 - Tarrare
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What is the science behind the way Tarrare ate the way he did? Most people wouldn’t consider eating 12 whole eggs at once possible, but in 1700s France, Tarrare was an anomaly. Competitive eaters today still can’t compare to this reigning king of bizarre eating.

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Nov 15, 2018
“The Hungriest Man in History” - Tarrare
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He was known as the Hungriest Man in history, eating his way through corks, stones, live animals, and by swallowing an entire basketful of apples one after the other. Was he the victim of a strange disorder or just meant to be a competitive eater? In Part II, Molly and Richard discuss what might have caused Tarrare’s strange affliction in 1700s France.

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Nov 08, 2018
“The Disappearing Financier” Pt. 2 - Alfred Loewenstein
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A millionaire investor goes missing. Who is responsible? We explore the chief suspects behind Lowenstein’s disappearance. 

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Nov 01, 2018
"The Disappearing Financier" - Alfred Loewenstein
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A shrewd, confident businessman, achieving a net worth of over 12 million pounds in the 1920s, but would his business dealings eventually lead to his downfall?


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Oct 25, 2018
Bermuda Triangle Pt. 2
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The Devil's Triangle remains shrouded in mystery. What have legitimate studies conducted by the U.S. Navy revealed about the regular disappearances of ships and aircraft over this area of the North Atlantic Ocean?

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Oct 18, 2018
Bermuda Triangle
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In December of 1945, five planes never returned to Fort Lauderdale Naval Base from a routine training mission exercise. Three rescue planes were sent to look for them. Only two came back. Welcome to the Bermuda Triangle, a patch of ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda.

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Oct 11, 2018
UFO Sightings Pt. 2
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What if the government’s explanation for a UFO encounter is proven false? Could these sightings be the advanced technology of extraterrestrial visitors? If so, why doesn’t the government want us to know about it?

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Oct 04, 2018
UFO Sightings
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UFO sightings are still largely unexplained today. The government did a massive, twenty-year study into what they could be. Are these mysterious objects the result of secret military projects? Alien spacecraft? Overactive imaginations? Or are they something else entirely?
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Sep 27, 2018
The Clovis Peoples Pt. 2 - Were the First Americans Australian?
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The Clovis People have long been accepted as the first humans to arrive in the Americas. Then spearheads were discovered in the Americas that pre-date the Clovis by 2500 years. Is it possible the first settlers in the Americas were actually Australians who reached the Chilean coast? Or Siberians who came down the Pacific coast in canoes? 



Sep 20, 2018
The Clovis Peoples - The first to inhabit America?
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The Clovis peoples have long been considered the predecessors to the native Americans. Recent evidence has suggested that North America may have been inhabited as long as 19,000 years ago. Who were the Clovis and were they the first to inhabit America? If so, how did they get from Central Asia to the Americas?




Sep 13, 2018
Giant Skeletons Pt. 2
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From the early 1800s through 1920s, over 50 articles appeared in newspapers around the U.S announcing the discovery of giant skeletons in America. Can genetics or a rare disorder explain the giant skeletons? Or were all of these newspapers connected to a larger hoax?
Sep 06, 2018
Giant Skeletons
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From the early 1800’s through the 1930’s, claims that giant skeletons were unearthed kept popping up in newspapers yet none of the remains were ever claimed. Did publishers concoct stories to sell more papers, or is there more to these stories than first appears?
Aug 30, 2018
Amazon Rings Pt.2
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A series of ring-shaped ditches in the Brazilian Amazon shows that a sophisticated civilization once existed in the rainforest. Could it have been the mythic city of El Dorado? Or is it linked to similar religious sites in the Andes Mountains? Or perhaps the work of ancient aliens?
Aug 25, 2018
Amazon Rings
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A series of ring-shaped ditches can be found throughout the Brazilian Amazon, which predate the rain forest itself. These structures remain a complete mystery, and archaeologists are unsure what to make of them. It is suggested that they served as burial grounds or a form of defense, but no one knows for sure. 
Aug 16, 2018
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Pt. 2
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Welcome Conspiracy Theories listeners! We hope you enjoy the conclusion to our Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 special. This is a crossover episode with the hosts of Conspiracy Theories and Unexplained Mysteries. In part one we explored the official story behind the flight's disappearance, in this episode we analyze the theories and mysterious circumstances surrounding this event. Was the plane brought down by a rogue passenger, or a cyber-attack? What kind of information might governments be hiding from the families who lost loved ones?
Aug 15, 2018
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
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Please enjoy this bonus episode with Carter from Conspiracy Theories adding his unique take on the events surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Less than one hour into its flight, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared from the skies. Despite all of the geo-location technology that exists, and more than $160 million in a search and recovery effort, the whereabouts of flight MH370, and the circumstances of its disappearance over the Indian Ocean in 2014 remain a mystery. 
Aug 14, 2018
“King Arthur” Pt. 2 - The Warrior King
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While presumed to have lived during the Dark Ages, nothing was written about King Arthur until centuries after. But when Glastonbury monks uncovered a tomb late in the 12th century with an inscription that read “Here lies buried the famous King Arthur with Guinevere, his second wife, in the aisle of Avalon,” they may have finally found definitive evidence to prove that King Arthur was real. But was it evidence we could trust?
Aug 09, 2018
“King Arthur” - The Warrior King
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King Arthur is Britain’s famed warrior king who fought against the Saxons to preserve British independence. His story has been embellished through the ages but there have been many discrepancies. Which versions about King Arthur are fact and which are fiction? Or is it all fiction? 
Aug 02, 2018
“Room 1046” Pt. 2 - What’s In The Box?
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Months after the the murder of hotel guest “Ronald T. Owen,” his true identity was discovered to be Artemas Ogletree. But for years, the case went unsolved. Almost 70 years later, the Kansas City Public Library received an anonymous call. Somebody had found a box with press clippings about the murder and a crucial piece of evidence. Would it be enough to solve the case?
Jul 26, 2018
“Room 1046” - Who Was Roland T. Owen?
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A young man checked into a Kansas City hotel by himself under the name Roland T. Owen back in 1935. After mysterious phone calls and visitors to his room, Owen was found savagely beaten. But as it turns out, this man wasn’t Roland T. Owen. So who was he? And did the killer intend to kill the real Owen, or the man posing as him? 
Jul 19, 2018
“Easter Island” Pt. 2 - How Did They Get There?
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Easter Island is an isolated spot in the Pacific Ocean that’s closest neighbor is over 1,000 miles away. How did ancient people arrive in such a remote place? Why did they construct the now iconic moai heads, and how did they transport these enormous statues across the island? 
Jul 12, 2018
“Easter Island” - Giant Heads
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Easter Island, named after the day Dutch sailors discovered it, is an island in the Pacific Ocean with hundreds of mysteriously large “heads.” They soar to an average 20 feet high and can weigh over 20 tons. Who built these heads and what is their significance? 
Jul 05, 2018
“Crop Circles” Pt. 2 - Made By Pranksters or Artists?
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There are many theories on the formation of crop circles. Find out if they’re made by drunken pranksters, crop artists, or possibly… time-travelers? 
Jun 28, 2018
“Crop Circles” - Signals from Extraterrestrial Beings
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For decades, people have been fascinated by crop circles. What started out decades ago as simple shapes has evolved into complex geometric patterns. Crop circles appear overnight but to this day, nobody knows how they form. Are they a hoax? The result of natural phenomena? Or perhaps something else? 
Jun 21, 2018
“The Loch Ness Monster” Pt. 2 - Real Beast or Tourist Hoax?
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A lot of evidence has been used to argue in favor of Nessie’s existence. Are people really seeing a reclusive beast in the water? Is it an optical illusion? Or is Nessie truly a monster that’s just camera shy for tourists?
Jun 14, 2018
“The Loch Ness Monster” - Proof That Nessie is Real
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The Loch Ness Monster, aka Nessie, is believed to patrol the depths of Loch Ness, a large freshwater lake deep in the Scottish Highlands. Since a now-famous sighting in the 1930s, the Loch Ness monster has captured people’s imaginations across the planet. But Nessie’s story could date back as far as 500 A.D. 
Jun 07, 2018
“The Hanging Gardens of Babylon” Pt. 2 - Historic Site or Ancient Legend?
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For almost two decades, German archaeologist Robert Koldewey headed an excavation looking for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. He searched for it based on descriptions in ancient Greek and Roman histories. But what if these weren’t historic texts, but rather legends passed down through the generations? Was there even a Hanging Garden at all? 
May 31, 2018
"The Hanging Gardens of Babylon" - Did They Exist?
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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were regarded as a wonder of the ancient world. But there is very little information about them in ancient texts. Was it truly a paradise or did it even exist at all?
May 24, 2018
"Dragons" Pt. 2 - Fact Or Fiction?
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Were dragons based on an extinct animal that was killed off by humans? Or was any frightening beast that was unfamiliar to early humans classified as a dragon? Or maybe, dragons are simply a tall-tale that someone invented designed to keep early humans fearful and alive. Or maybe it’s something else entirely?
May 17, 2018
“Dragons” - The Legends and History of Dragons
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Legends about dragons have existed for centuries from cultures across the world. If Dragons aren't real, why were they regarded as fact for much of human history? And why do so many cultures that never interacted throughout history have such similar legends about them? 
May 10, 2018
"The New England Vampire Panic" Pt. 2 - Mercy Brown
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Whether it's small European villages in the 1700s or modern-day Hollywood movies, vampires have existed in human culture for hundreds of years. Is this widespread phenomenon real or are they just ideas created to invoke mass hysteria?
May 03, 2018
"The New England Vampire Panic" - Mercy Brown
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When a wave of tuberculosis struck New England in the late 19th century, people believed vampiric spirits were draining the life from their friends and family. Following Edwin Brown's contraction of the disease in 1891, his father George was forced to consider whether one of his recently deceased daughters, Mercy, was inhabited by an undead spirit and sapping the life force from her own brother.
Apr 26, 2018
The Deadly Dancing Plague of 1518 Pt. 2
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When the Dancing Plague took over the city of Strasbourg in 1518, the community took to the streets to dance. But this non-stop, deadly dancing has us wondering… could mind control play a part in this strange epidemic?
Apr 19, 2018
The Deadly Dancing Plague of 1518
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From July to September 1518, the citizens of Strasbourg took to the streets to dance. And dance. And dance. A strange phenomenon took over and led people to dance to their deaths. But what caused this strange plague? And why did it suddenly stop? 
Apr 12, 2018
Majestic 12 Pt. 2 - The UFO Disinformation Agenda
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Is the United States government hiding proof of extraterrestrial activity on Earth with the Majestic 12 Agency? From strange deaths, to leaked documents, to twisted secrets and deception, we dive deep into the mysteries surrounding the supposed Majestic 12. 
Apr 05, 2018
Majestic 12 - The Roswell Cover-Up
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They are said to have a higher clearance than the CIA. Rumors say their mission is to hide the truth about extraterrestrials from the public. Who are the members of the supposedly top-secret government agency known as the Majestic Twelve?  And does this group even exist? 
Mar 29, 2018
Reincarnation Pt. 2 - Can Shanti Devi's Claims be Verified?
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Shanti Devi, a young girl from Delhi, attracted a swarm of attention in the 1930s when she recalled her past life as a woman who died in childbirth. According to Shanti’s biography, Shanti had always been wise beyond her years. But are her claims of reincarnation true? Does rebirth really await us after death? 
Mar 22, 2018
Reincarnation - Did Shanti Devi Live Twice?
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Life and death are certain, but what lies beyond that remains a mystery. From the age of four, Shanti Devi spoke in precise detail of her past life. Shanti’s story makes us wonder… does reincarnation exist? Is Shanti evidence of this long-held belief of life after death? 
Mar 15, 2018
Stonehenge Pt. 2 - Wood vs. Stone
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Were these massive stones arranged into an elaborate calendar? Did Stonehenge serve as a temple for human sacrifices? What is its purpose? We dig into more research and recent findings in search for answers… and find that Stonehenge is part of something even larger than itself. 
Mar 08, 2018
Stonehenge – Why Was it Built?
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From each stone’s incredible size, to its impressive age of 5000 years, Stonehenge has puzzled people throughout history. How was this immense, prehistoric monument built? And why? We dig deep to find answers, and explore how many theories shifted after a surprising discovery at the site… human remains.
Mar 01, 2018
Mona Lisa Pt. 2 – Who Was She?
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Throughout history, her face has evoked intrigue and mystery. One question remains: Who is the Mona Lisa? We follow the painting’s rise to global fame and the theories surrounding it: What secrets are hiding behind the faltering smile? What message lies within the background? From mistresses, to wives, to secret lovers, to Leonardo da Vinci himself, we take a deep dive to discover who the person in the painting really was, and the hidden message within the art. 
Feb 26, 2018
Mona Lisa – Behind the World’s Most Famous Smile
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We’re all familiar with her face… the famous Mona Lisa, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci that has intrigued people for centuries. But who inspired such a mysterious, celebrated artwork? We explore the the rich history of the painting, its creator, and the various people who may just be the subject of the painting.
Feb 26, 2018
Welcome Trailer!
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Stonehenge. Bigfoot. The Bermuda Triangle. Every Thursday, Unexplained Mysteries searches for answers to the greatest mysteries of history and life on earth. Unexplained Mysteries premieres Thursday, March 1. Here's a sneak peek! 
Feb 21, 2018
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We now offer our complete AD-FREE archives of episodes six months or older on Stitcher Premium! 

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Dec 31, 2013