“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.
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.
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.
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.Sponsors!Buy your Bombas at BOMBAS.com/UNEXPLAINED today, and get 20% off your first purchase!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.Parcasters - Which UFO sighting kicked off the alien craze? It wasn’t Roswell! Subscribe to Extraterrestrial today to learn about the close encounter that started it all, the Mount Rainier flying saucer sighting. Search for Extraterrestrial on Spotify to listen now!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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. Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!Sponsors!Veestro - Save 30% off any purchase when you visit Veestro.com and use our code UNEXPLAINED.
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?Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!
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.Sponsors!Gabi - Take 2 minutes and see if you can save up to $865 when you go to Gabi.com/UNEXPLAINED.Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/UNEXPLAINED.Veestro - Try the 6 most popular Veestro meals for just $49 at TryVeestro.com/UNEXPLAINED.
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!
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.
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.Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/UNEXPLAINED.
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.Sponsors!Gabi - Take two minutes and see if you can save up to $865 a year on car insurance at Gabi.com/UNEXPLAINED. There are NO fees, NO forms, and NO spam.Veestro - Try the 6 most popular Veestro meals for just $49! Visit TryVeestro.com/Unexplained.
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. Sponsors!The Farmer’s Dog - Get 50% off your two week trial of fresh, healthy food at TheFarmersDog.com/UNEXPLAINED. Plus, you get FREE shipping!
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/extraterrestrialSponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/UNEXPLAINED.
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
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.Sponsors!The Farmer’s Dog - Get 50% off your two week trial of fresh, healthy food at TheFarmersDog.com/UNEXPLAINED. Plus, you get FREE shipping!
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.Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off when you go to PairOfThieves.com/UNEXPLAINED.
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
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
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.Sponsors!Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Unexplained Mysteries a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Unexplained.Robinhood.com.
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. Sponsors!Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Unexplained Mysteries a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Unexplained.Robinhood.com.
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.Sponsors!CBS All Access - Visit CBS.com/UNEXPLAINED to watch the Twilight Zone. Redeem your FREE trial TODAY.
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.SPONSORS!CBS All Access - Watch the Twilight Zone on CBS All Access. Visit CBS.com/UNEXPLAINED to redeem your FREE trial today and watch.
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. Sponsors!CBS All Access - Cross over into another dimension April 1st and watch the new Twilight Zone only on CBS All Access. Visit CBS.com/UNEXPLAINED to redeem your FREE trial TODAY.
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. Sponsors!CBS All Access - Visit CBS.com/CULTS to redeem your FREE trial of CBS All Access.Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Unexplained Mysteries a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Unexplained.Robinhood.com.
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?BetterHelp - Unexplained Mysteries listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code UNEXPLAINED. Go to BetterHelp.com/Unexplained.
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.Parcasters - To learn about an iconic event in American history, check out our our new episode on John McCain on HOSTAGE, wherever you get your shows. Listen now at parcast.com/hostageSponsors!BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/Unexplained to get 10% off your first month with discount code UNEXPLAINED.
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. Sponsors!Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code UNEXPLAINED15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!
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?Parcasters - Are you searching for a miracle cure for your podcast lineup? Check out our new show, CRIMES OF PASSION today! Listen now at parcast.com/passion
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.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Unexplained Mysteries listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code UNEXPLAINED when you go to BetterHelp.com/Unexplained.
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. Sponsors!BetterHelp - Unexplained Mysteries listeners get 10% off the first month with discount code UNEXPLAINED.
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.Sponsors!Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code UNEXPLAINED15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!
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
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.Sponsors!Zola - To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to Zola.com/UNEXPLAINED.
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?Parcast News - Be sure to check out Parcast’s first fictional crime show MIND’S EYE at Parcast.com/MindsEye!Sponsors!Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code UNEXPLAINED15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!
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.Parcast - If you enjoyed this episode, check out our new show MYTHOLOGY! Subscribe today for more tales of mythical heroes, gods, and creatures!Sponsors!Project Blue Book - The new drama series Project Blue Book premieres Tuesday, January 8th at 10/9c on HISTORY.
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! Sponsors!SimpliSafe - Go to SimpliSafe.com/UNEXPLAINED to get a special offer.
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. Sponsors!Audible - Get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month by going to Audible.com/UNEXPLAINED or text UNEXPLAINED to 500 500.
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. Sponsors!SimpliSafe - Go to SimpliSafe.com/UNEXPLAINED to get a special offer.
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."
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.Sponsors!Parcast - We now have merch for sale! Head to Parcast.com/Merch now!
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.Sponsors!Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore out now, only on Prime Video.
A millionaire investor goes missing. Who is responsible? We explore the chief suspects behind Lowenstein’s disappearance. Sponsors!Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore out now, only on Prime Video.
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?Subscribe now to our new podcast HOSTAGE, featuring the riveting story of Patty Hearst's abduction by the Symbionese Liberation Army.Sponsors!Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore October 19, only on Prime Video.SimpliSafe - Go today to SimpliSafe.com/Unexplained.
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?Sponsors!Amazon Prime Video - Catch the new season of Lore October 19th, only on Prime Video.
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.Sponsors!Parcast - Sign up for the Parcast Monthly Newsletter at Parcast.com
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?Sponsors!Netflix - Watch the new film, HOLD THE DARK, now, Only on Netflix.
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?Sponsors!SimpliSafe - Go today to SimpliSafe.com/Unexplained.Netflix - Watch the new film, HOLD THE DARK, September 28, only on Netflix.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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