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May 29, 2019
Factually! is out NOW - listen wherever you get your podcasts.
May 21, 2019
This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help.
April 1, 2019
He's not QUITE dead.
February 12, 2019
What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead. Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or wondery.fm/omdb
December 10, 2018
We might be away but there's lots going on!
October 18, 2018
Team Sideways explores the American Beauty murder with Minds of Madness.
October 16, 2018
In November 2000 Greg de Villers, despondent over his wife's unfaithfulness, decided to end his life... or did he?
August 30, 2018
This is the last episode of TSP and we wanted to have some fun with it. So here are the final bloopers from this years episodes. Oh, and there is a lot of swearing.
August 23, 2018
In the early 1970s Tatunca Nara, last Chieftain of the Ugha Mongulala, revealed the existence of his tribe’s greatest secret—the vast city of Akakor, hidden deep in the Amazon jungle. Several have died trying to find the lost city, but no Westerner has yet laid eyes on it. Why could that be?
August 16, 2018
In August 1971 a group of hippies were partying at Stonehenge when a freak lightning storm, accompanied by blue lights, took the group by surprise... and may have been the cause of their disappearance.
August 9, 2018
In a change of pace this episode doesn’t feature a mystery; instead it features the team talking about SE Asia. Steve recently returned from a trip there and Team Sideways took the chance to discuss some of the more memorable things from his travels.
August 2, 2018
A story about some guys who got confused on a roadtrip... or did they?
July 26, 2018
For decades reports of a mysterious cryptid that drank the blood of goats have been circling the globe. Originating in the equatorial region of the Americas stories are now coming in from all across the globe. What is this strange creature, what does it want with our goats, and why does it insist on smoking that cigar?
July 19, 2018
Federal prosecutor Jonathan Luna left his office to go on a long solitary midnight drive, and then was discovered dead the following morning, under very suspicious circumstances, many miles from home. What happened to Jonathan Luna?
July 12, 2018
Anna was 5 years old when she disappeared on a rainy day while playing near the creek behind her house. Though it seems she could have just fallen in and been washed away, divorced parents and stories from her two older brothers seem to suggest something more sinister happened.
July 5, 2018
People keep finding bodies that have been burned to ash while everything around them is left untouched by the flame. Some claim these are cases of spontaneous human combustion, others say something else is going on. Who is right and what’s the deal?
June 28, 2018
23-year-old Lisa Bishop left Miami for Haiti on an old rusty freighter named the Freedon. Neither Lisa nor the ship were seen again, though there's some disagreement about the ship.
June 21, 2018
After attending mass and delivering gifts, Larry Griffin started his normal postal route at noon on Christmas Day, 1929. Despite having attended dinner at two homes and being a guest at many others, no one knows where Larry ended up that night, or any other night since.
June 14, 2018
In 1920 a man living in Washington state claimed to be the only survivor of the famed Battle of the Little Big Horn. Was Frank Finkel there or was he just another one of the many attention seekers who hoped to attach themselves to the story?
June 7, 2018
A member of the Scottish National Party and an anti-nuclear activist, William MacRae was found dying in his car after an accident--and later it was discovered that he'd also been shot in the head. Who killed Willie MacRae?
June 5, 2018
Down the Rabbit Hole, a sneak peak at the bonus content available on Stitcher Premium-Daniel Burack was on his boat, the Witchcraft, just offshore from Miami Beach, when he radioed the Coast Guard asking for a tow because of boat trouble. When the Coast Guard arrived 19 minutes later the boat and crew had vanished without a trace.
May 31, 2018
All American Ronald Tammen disappeared without a trace from his dorm room on an abnormally cold night on April, 1953 after finding a dead fish in his bed. Was the fish an unrelated, harmless frat prank? Or did something very sinister happen to Ron that night?
May 24, 2018
During the Vietnam War the US military recorded the feats of Vietnamese flying ace Colonel Tomb. However after the war it was discovered that the Vietnamese People's Air Force had no record of this pilot. Did he exist, and if so who was he?
May 17, 2018
Live from CrimeCon 2018: On March 24, 1897 the Ade family was brutally murdered. Accounts conflict but between two to four heads were removed with an axe. Who committed this horrible crime? Team Sideways discusses the case and reviews the theories with the help of their live audience.
May 10, 2018
In March 1929, Isidor Fink was shot to death in his Manhattan apartment. But the doors had been bolted from the inside, the windows nailed shut... and no gun, nor gunman, was there. Who killed Isidor Fink and how the hell did he do it?
May 3, 2018
Established in 1878, Bohemian Grove is a camp nestled in the Redwoods of California which hosts an annual retreat of over 2,500 highly influential men. With names as big as George H.W. Bush and Henry Kissinger in the ranks, events like the Cremation of Care have spurred conspiracy theories for decades.
April 26, 2018
John Madden Football (now Madden NFL) hit consoles in 1988. The "curse" began when it began featuring players on the cover. Does this game really have the power to destroy players' careers, or is it just a lot of audibles?
April 19, 2018
A British family and a French bicyclist are murdered on a mountain road in the French Alps. Accusations of nuclear espionage and secret stashes of Saddam Hussein's millions begin to fly. But despite a huge investigation on both sides of the Channel, the murderer, and his motive, remain unknown.
April 12, 2018
On June 30th 1908, 770 square miles of forest in Eastern Siberia were flattened by a massive explosion. 100 years later, we still don't know what caused it.
April 5, 2018
The native peoples of South America have reported seeing a giant, hair, and bad smelling creature in the Amazon forest for generations. Is this cryptid real or is it just a local legend?
April 1, 2018
In December 2000, Jerry "Mike" Williams left his house early to go duck hunting. His boat was found floating on a nearby lake days later, but Mike was never seen again. Happy April Fools.
March 29, 2018
In October 2014, Kenny Veach posted a video on YouTube about his search for a strange creepy cave he'd found on a hike in the Sheep Mountain Range in Nevada. Not long after that he left to search again--and vanished without a trace. What happened to Kenny Veach?
March 22, 2018
A guy walks into a bar... and disappears forever. 27 year old Brian Shaffer disappeared from inside the Ugly Tuna Saloona in March 2006. He has never been heard from since.
March 15, 2018
Robert Capa captured the iconic image of a soldier being shot and killed during the Spanish Civil War in 1936. But was it real or was it staged? Did it happen how he said it did or was it all a fabrication?
March 8, 2018
In 1984 the dismembered, headless remains of Catrine da Costa were discovered in Stockholm, Sweden. Although the case has become one of the most notorious murders in Swedish history, no one has ever been convicted of the crime.
March 1, 2018
March 5th, 1974, 17 year old Amy Billig disappeared while hitchhiking to her father's office in Coconut Grove, Florida. What has followed is a 44 year search full of false leads and biker gangs.
February 22, 2018
Legendary R&B singer Sam Cooke was shot and killed in a seedy hotel in 1964. Was it really a booze-fueled tirade that cost him his life? Or was he set up? Or was it some kind of hit?
February 15, 2018
In May 2002, in Davao, Philippines, a bomb went off in the hotel room of Michael Meiring, an American treasure hunter. Days later he fled the country--assisted by the FBI, according to the Philippine president. What was he up to? And why was the US government involved?
February 8, 2018
In October 2000, a video surfaced in which a man claimed to have the mummified remains of a Persian Princess. The investigation revealed that not only might the mummy be a forgery, but there might also be a murder in the mix.
February 1, 2018
Between 1982 and 1996 five packages were mailed to seemingly unrelated New Yorker's, each containing a homemade explosive. Who was the bomber and why were these people targeted?
January 25, 2018
In 17th-century England, three people were hanged for the murder of William Harrison. But, to paraphrase some famous British historians, Harrison wasn't QUITE dead...
January 18, 2018
When police conducting a welfare check on Gareth Williams discovered his decomposing body in a locked red North Face bag in the bathroom, they ruled it an accidental death. Though this alone is a sufficient mystery, Gareth happened to have been found in a Secret Services safe house. What really happened to Gareth Williams?
January 16, 2018
This bonus episode is brought to you by TNT’s new Limited Series, The Alienist. On January 1st 1886 Thomas Edwin Bartlett was found dead in bed. Doctors discovered chloroform in his stomach and determined it was the cause of death. How did it get there? Did he drink it willingly? Did his wife give it to him? Did her lover? To this day no one knows.
January 11, 2018
On September 13, 1917 a crowd gathered in Fatima Portugal to witness a predicted miracle. They said they saw the sun changing colors, dancing in the sky, and heating the area so quickly that the rain that had just fallen dried up. Did they really see this or did they just wish they had?
January 4, 2018
Bob Chappell disappeared off his sailboat in Tasmania in 2009, and his wife went to prison for murder. But did she really do it? A lot of people have their doubts.
December 28, 2017
Operation Highjump was one of 11 official expositions the US embarked upon to Antarctica. However, due to the proximity to the end of WWII and some odd comments by the Commander in Charge, some people think there is more behind this mission than publicly stated.
December 25, 2017
Continuing the holiday tradition Team Sideways talks about the villainous character from many holiday stories known across the world as the Bumble, aka the Abominable Snowman. Was he real, was he fake, was he simply a patsy?
December 21, 2017
On July 17th 1996 TWA Flight 800 exploded. The official cause was an electrical issue in a fuel tank but this doesn't line up with what witnesses say they saw just before the explosion. Was TWA Flight 800 intentionally downed or was it truly an accident?
December 14, 2017
Shrouded in secrecy, the heavily-guarded government research center on Plum Island, off the US east coast, is suspected to be the origin of Lyme Disease, genetic aberrations like the hideous Montauk Monster, and more. What's going on on Plum Island?
December 7, 2017
Lyle Stevik hung himself in September 2001. When police discovered that there was no such person, a massive mystery that has captivated the internet began. As of 2017, Lyle's true identity, and reason for suicide, remain a mystery.
November 30, 2017
Primarily found in Scotland ancient forts have been located where the rock walls have been exposed to enough heat to melt it into a glass state and fuse the individual pieces together. How did our ancestors do this and more importantly why?
November 23, 2017
In 2003, Philip Shue's car crashed in Texas, fatally injuring him. But his body showed signs of torture and mutilation, and despite an initial ruling of suicide, many believe he was murdered.
November 16, 2017
18 year veteran fire watcher Stephanie Stewart disappeared from her post just outside of Alberta, Canada in 2006. In 2010, a couple was murdered just miles away. Is there a connection, or is Stewart's disappearance as mysterious as it seems?
November 9, 2017
On March 3, 1876 a strange meat-like substance rained from the sky for several minutes over a home in Olympian Springs Kentucky. No one knows what the material was or more importantly where it came from.
November 2, 2017
In 2007 computer guru Jim Gray left San Francisco Bay in his sailboat for a day trip. He never returned, and despite one of the most comprehensive sea searches in history, no trace of him was ever found.
October 26, 2017
This week we take a look at three different scary stories for Halloween; the murder of Leroy Carter, the strange death of Christopher Case, and La Pascualita.
October 19, 2017
From 1995 to 2009, hell.com was, well, a “private parallel web”, a members only, invite only website. Was what lay behind the member's login as described, or something more sinister?
October 12, 2017
On December 30th 2000 an unknown suspect entered the Miyazawa home and murdered the entire family. The suspect stayed in the home for up to 10 hours before finally leaving. Hardly anything was take from the home so what motivated the killings?
October 5, 2017
In 1887-89, around the time that Jack the Ripper was terrorizing London, another serial killer was committing some even more horrifying murders. For some reason, Jack is the only one who's remembered.
September 28, 2017
On June 16, 1959, TV's Superman George Reeves was found dead by gunshot wound to the head. While police ruled it an immediate suicide, there are many who still believe he was murdered.
September 21, 2017
Officially Rebecca Zahau committed suicide on July 13th, 2011. A strange a cryptic message was painted at the scene and her hands and feet were bound using intricate knots. Did this woman truly take her life in a complex and well-planned way, or did someone stage it to look that?
September 14, 2017
Zigmund Adamski left his home in Tingley, England on June 6, 1980, and never returned. His lifeless body was found 5 days later in a village 20 miles away--and that's when things started to get strange.
September 7, 2017
In June of 2011, 20-year-old Lauren Spierer left her apartment in Bloomington, Indiana for a night of partying. At 4:30am she left a friend's house to look for her cell phone, and to this day remains missing.
August 31, 2017
On February 5th 1973 a US EC-47 crashed into the jungles of Laos while eavesdropping on the North Vietnamese army. Only 4 of the 8 crew members were accounted for in the wreckage. Did the others die in the crash or did they manage to bail out and if so what happened to them?
August 24, 2017
This week Team Sideways tackles conspiracy theories based in our favorite childhood cartoons.
August 17, 2017
For years the Wackers, an elderly Ohio couple, were harassed by an unknown person. Who was their tormentor, and why did he pursue them?
August 10, 2017
In June of 1994, a cryptic message was posted to a Usenet board for Pink Floyd fans. What followed has been more than 23 years of investigation into this mysterious puzzle.
August 4, 2017
Following up on our episode about the Daytona Beach Serial Killer, we’re releasing the rest of our conversation with Christine Pelisek, author of The Grim Sleeper, The lost women of South Central. Christine spent many years chasing the case of the man she dubbed The Grim Sleeper who's identity would eventually be discovered as that of Lonnie David Franklin Jr. He had been killing women in South Central for years then suddenly took a 14 year break. Why did he do it? Did he really stop? We ask Christine these and other questions.
August 3, 2017
Between December 2005 and February 2006 the bodies of three women were found shot in the head. Two years later another body was found with matching circumstances. Who is killing these women and where did he go? We speak with Christine Pelisek about this and a similar case.
July 27, 2017
In June 1912 eight people were brutally murdered in their beds in a home in Villisca, Iowa. Despite a long list of suspects and a massive police investigation, one of the most heinous crimes in American history has never been solved.
July 20, 2017
In 1984 Dave Bocks, a pipe fitter at a uranium processing factory, disappeared while working the graveyard shift, and days later his remains were found inside a uranium furnace. An accident? Suicide? Or... Murder...?
July 13, 2017
On July 15, 1982, a grave digger found the battered body of a teenage girl on the grounds. Despite DNA analysis and the confession of a married couple, Princess Doe has never been identified.
July 6, 2017
There is a supposed plan to transform one of the gas giants in our solar systems into a second sun. Is it possible, how would it happen, and why do it?
June 29, 2017
Live from CrimeCon: Clarence Roberts tragically died in a fire on November 18th, 1970. 10 years later he tragically died in a second fire. How could he have died in both fires? If he died in the first fire then who died in the second fire? Team Sideways digs into the case in a live recording held at CrimeCon in Indianapolis, Indiana this June.
June 22, 2017
Tina Watson drowned while scuba diving in Australia on her honeymoon. An accident? Or... murder?
June 15, 2017
Over the span of 3 years, Mr. Cruel is credited with 4 pedophilic attacks on young girls. Dozens more attacks are loosely connected to him, so why hasn't he been caught? His meticulous planning and total lack of forensic evidence.
June 8, 2017
Young women's bodies have been showing up along interstate 45 between Houston and Galveston Texas since the early 70's. Who is killing them? Is it just one person or is this the dumping grounds for several killers?
June 1, 2017
In July 1896, three people were brutally murdered aboard the sailing ship Herbert Fuller, leaving the survivors far from home, in the middle of a vast ocean, and wondering: who is the killer among us?
May 25, 2017
In April 2010, a Facebook account named Karin Catherine Waldegrave (Von Berg Habsburg) appeared and started posting mysteriously prolific posts, only to be removed a year later. What were these posts about? And was Karin even real?
May 18, 2017
In 1836 John Audubon included the Washington Eagle in his book The Birds of America. Initially accepted as a new species of eagle critics began questioning the claim when they couldn't find the bird in the natural world themselves. Was it real or did Audubon make it up?
May 11, 2017
Unveiled in November 1990, Kryptos has baffled cryptographers for almost three decades, with two of its five messages still unbroken, and a promise of further mysteries after the last message is decrypted. What's the final answer to Kryptos? Nobody even knows the question yet.
May 4, 2017
With over 18 distinct entities, Pluckley was once in the Guinness Book of World records as the most haunted village in the UK. Is it really haunted? Is there another explanation for the experiences that people report? We bring in an expert to help figure it out.
April 27, 2017
On February 1, 1995, Richey Edwards was supposed to leave on a promotional tour in America for his band the Manic Street Preachers. Richey didn't get on the plane, he was sighted several times locally over the course of two weeks before his car was found abandoned. Richey was never officially seen again and no body has ever been found.
April 20, 2017
A series of murders of young couples terrorized the Italian city of Florence in the early 1980s. The last murder was in 1985--but the real craziness was only just beginning.
April 13, 2017
In June 2008, a representative of the Dalai Lama approached an investigator from InfoWar Monitor in Geneva to request an investigation- they were sure that someone was spying on their computers. What investigators found was far more wide reaching than anyone could have guessed.
April 6, 2017
On February 28, 1976 a London Underground train barreled through Moorgate station and slammed into the end of the tunnel. Why? Was it driver error or a mechanical failure or something else?
April 1, 2017
Having run out of mysteries, the team takes on the task they've always discussed: a cooking show! They start with a Choopie favorite, Goat Blood Soup! (PS, happy April fools!)
March 30, 2017
In June 2007 Hugues de la Plaza was found stabbed to death in his San Francisco apartment, doors locked from the inside, weapon missing. Police consider the cause of death to be unknown, but his family and friends think otherwise. Who murdered Hugues, and why?
March 23, 2017
In 1996, a woman named Mary Anderson paid cash for two nights in a hotel in Seattle. Three days later, when she didn't check out, hotel staff found her peacefully dead by apparent suicide. Problem is, Mary Anderson doesn't exist.
March 16, 2017
In 1987 a 7 to 8 foot tall reptilian creature was sighted for the first time in Scape Ore Swamp in South Carolina. Since then many people have claimed to have seen the Lizard Man and even charged it with damaging their property. Is it real or not?
March 9, 2017
A man vanishes from a bus; a college student sets out on a mountain trail and is never seen again... plus some others, and all in a small geographical area. Something's going on...
March 2, 2017
It's every parents worst nightmare, a missing child. Multiply it by two, and make it a few days after Christmas in 1956, and you have the mysterious disappearance of the Grimes sisters. When their bodies showed up on the side of a road, the questions just got bigger.
February 23, 2017
On October 12th, 2000 Mary Morris was killed with no apparent motive and her body burned in her car. Three days later Mary Morris was abducted, beaten, and shot in the head in her car with possible motives. Did Mary Morris die because a killer picked the wrong Mary Morris or were the deaths really unrelated?
February 16, 2017
In November 1973 a secret spy plane, code-named Argo 16, crashed just after takeoff from Venice airport in Italy, killing its crew. Despite an initial conclusion of pilot error, allegations of more sinister causes have refused to go away, and to this day the actual cause of the crash is a mystery.
February 9, 2017
In 1966, three young women were enjoying a day at the Indiana Dunes State park, then mysteriously vanished. Did they drown or was something more sinister at play?
February 2, 2017
On December 12th, 1992 Arnold Archambeau and Ruby Bruguier were involved in a car accident. For some unknown reason they both left the scene. Police searched the area but found nothing, three months later Arnold and Ruby's bodies were found in the ditch just 75 feet away. Where had they been that whole time?
January 26, 2017
In February 1945 farm worker Charlie Walton was brutally murdered in the tiny English village of Lower Quinton. And the manner of the killing suggested something more than just murder...
January 19, 2017
In the 1990s, a pre-internet called Usenet developed a bit of a spam problem. Hundreds of messages titled Markovian Parallax Denigrate were posted over the course of one day, but decades later something more interesting was discovered about them.
January 12, 2017
On December 17, 1967 Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt waded into the ocean for a swim while the rest of his party watched from the beach. He disappeared in the waves and was never seen again. Was it an accident, murder, suicide, or a well executed defection?
January 5, 2017
A New Jersey pastor and his lover were brutally murdered, their bodies found posed in ritualistic fashion beneath a tree. The most shocking crime of early 20th century America culminated in a trial that ended with a fizzle, with several suspects and no obvious answers.
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