S04 Episode 7: Called to the Forest (Pt. 1 of 2) by Unexplained Podcast

In February 1978, five men from the Yuba-Sutter Area in Northern California, took a short trip to watch their favourite basketball team play in a local derby. The heartbreaking story of how the men never returned home is not in doubt. What exactly happened to them however, remains to this day, unexplained...

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S04 Episode 6 Extra: Thoughts Unsaid and then Forgotten by Unexplained Podcast

 

Last week's episode about the infamous ghost ship Mary Celeste put me in mind of a story about influential artist Bas Jan Ader. In 1975, Ader was lost at sea after attempting a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. In this extra episode we learn more about Ader's trip and the extraordinary ideas that inspired him to attempt it in the first place.

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Bas Jan Ader in Ocean Wave (© Estate of Bas Jan Ader / Mary Sue Ader Andersen, 2016 / The Artist Rights Society (ARS) New York, courtesy Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles)

Bas Jan Ader in Ocean Wave (© Estate of Bas Jan Ader / Mary Sue Ader Andersen, 2016 / The Artist Rights Society (ARS) New York, courtesy Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles)

 

S04 Episode 6: The Silence of the Sea by Unexplained Podcast

 

On December 4th 1872, the crew of the cargo ship Dei Gratia, came across a ghost ship set adrift in the Atlantic Ocean, 400 miles to the east of the Azores. The fate of the vessel, Mary Celeste, and that of its crew has since become known as perhaps the greatest maritime mystery of all time.

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S04 Episode 5 Extra: Deadly Skins by Unexplained Podcast

 

In last week’s episode, Pre-Sense, a young girl claimed to see people who had long since died. This story was used as the basis for the 2013 film, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia.  The film played on the idea that these spirits were ghosts of dead slaves who had died while trying to escape the region back in the mid 1800s.

This week's Extra looks at the incredible story of Ellen and William Craft, who also attempted to escape the region around the same time.

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S04 Episode 5: Pre-Sense by Unexplained Podcast

 
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In M. Night Shyamalan’s iconic 1999 film The Sixth Sense, a young boy named Cole Sear, claimed to be able to see dead people.

Back in 1989, in a small town just outside the city of Columbus in Georgia, in the United States, another young child was claiming exactly the same thing...

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S04 Episode 4 Extra: Coexistentialism by Unexplained Podcast

 

In last week's episode, Always Already, we journeyed deep into the Amazonian rainforest with the Mayoruna tribe and acclaimed photojournalist Loren McIntyre, who hoped to be the first person to photograph them.

To some, McIntyre's ambition to locate the Mayoruna despite their desire to avoid all contact with outsiders speaks to a bygone age of colonial self-importance. 

In this episode we look at the perils of such contact, cultural erasure and what happened when missionary John Allen Chau attempted to reach the islanders of North Sentinel Island in November 2018.

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S04 Episode 4: Always Already (Pt.2 of 2) by Unexplained Podcast

 

Part 2 of S04 Episode 4: Always Already

In 1969, National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre travelled deep into the Amazon in search of the Mayoruna tribe who were said to maintain no contact with the outside world. What happened next left him wondering for the rest of his life whether it had really occurred or not.

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S04 Episode 4: Always Already (Pt.1 of 2) by Unexplained Podcast

 

In 1969, National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre travelled to the Amazon rainforest in search of the indigenous Mayoruna tribe who for most of their existence, maintained virtually no contact with the outside world.

The extraordinary events that happened subsequently left McIntyre wondering for the rest of his life whether they had really occurred or not.

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Christopher Pillitz

 

S04 Episode 3 Extra: Listomania by Unexplained Podcast

 

In last week's episode, we learned how one couple's dream move to the Boulevard in Westfield, NJ, was scuppered by a series of sinister letters written by an anonymous scribe, known only as the Watcher.

Incredibly however, for such a quiet and seemingly pleasant town, that chilling tale pales in to comparison with that of Westfield’s most infamous resident…

Featuring the story of John List.

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S04 Episode 3: I See You by Unexplained Podcast

 
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657 Boulevard, Westfield, NJ (Christian Hansen/Gothamist)

On June 4th 2014 Derek and Maria Broaddus bought a $1.3 millon mansion in the affluent town of Westfield, NJ. Then a sinister letter arrived in the post. Their purchase hadn't gone unnoticed and The Watcher was keeping tabs...

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S04 Episode 2 Extra: Dog Star by Unexplained Podcast

 

In April 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the earth. What is less well known however is the story of those other animals who helped pave the way for his extraordinary feat, and one in particular who beat him to it, as the first sentient creature to orbit the earth – a stray dog plucked from the streets of Moscow.

This is her story.  

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S04 Episode 02: Coming to You Live by Unexplained Podcast

 
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During one of the most turbulent and innovative decades in human history, four teenagers encounter something unexpected near the village of Saltwood in Kent, England, while making their way home from a dance. The year is 1963 and something strange is afoot. Is it a ghost?.. Is it a UFO... is it the Mothman?...

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S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 2 of 2) by Unexplained Podcast

 

S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 2 of 2)

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At the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons in the shadow of the Pen y Fan peak, sits a large stone house. Named Heol Fanog, or Road to the Peaks, for one couple who moved there in 1989 the house was everything they had ever dreamed of. Little did they know that, in truth, it would soon become the place of their worst nightmares.

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S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 1 of 2) by Unexplained Podcast

 
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At the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons in the shadow of the Pen y Fan peak, sits a large stone house. Named Heol Fanog, or Road to the Peaks, for one couple who moved there in 1989 the house was everything they had ever dreamed of. Little did they know that, in truth, it would soon become the place of their worst nightmares.

Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.

Thank you for listening.

 

SEASON 4 TRAILER by Unexplained Podcast

 
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Sometimes eerie, Sometimes strange, Sometimes terrifying. Always Unexplained.

Join me Richard MacLean Smith, when we return for season 4, on January 11th 2019, as we continue to explore those, dark, unsettling spaces between what we think of as real and what is not.

 

S03 Episode 12 Extra: This New Puritan by Unexplained Podcast

 
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The elevation of the figure known as Jack the Ripper to perversely mythological proportions owes much to a new type of journalism that emerged around the same time as the Whitechapel murders; and there was one among all in the industry who for better or worse, had instigated it. This final episode in Unexplained Season 3 explores the extraordinary life of William Thomas Stead.

 

S03 Episode 12: The Square (Pt.2 of 2) by Unexplained Podcast

 

WARNING: This episode contains scenes of an extremely graphic nature which may distress some listeners.

Part 2 of S03 Episode 12: The Square

On the night of August 30th 1888, a great fire raged under storm clouds in an East London dockyard, turning the sky blood red. Bolts of lightning appeared like rips in the air; cracks that just might open up and let something abominable through. A few hours later, they did...

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S03 Episode 12: The Square (Pt.1 of 2) by Unexplained Podcast

 

WARNING: This episode contains scenes of an extremely graphic nature which may distress some listeners.

On the night of August 30th 1888, a great fire raged under storm clouds in an East London dockyard, turning the sky blood red. Bolts of lightning appeared like rips in the air; cracks that just might open up and let something abominable through. A few hours later, they did...

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Thank you for listening.

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S03 Episode 11 Extra: Hare Raising by Unexplained Podcast

 
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The beguiling Oak Island mystery brought to mind another much-publicised treasure hunt of an eminently more gentle variety, though it is a story no less interesting because of it. This is the extraordinary story of Masquerade...

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