S04 Episode 10: The Creeping by Unexplained Podcast

 

In 1878 in a small cottage in the town of Amherst, Nova Scotia, a series of peculiar events took place. What is known today as the The Great Amherst Mystery is considered by some to be the most terrifying and convincing incidence of a poltergeist haunting in Canadian history.

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The home of Olive and Dan Teed in Amherst, Nova Scotia c.1878

The home of Olive and Dan Teed in Amherst, Nova Scotia c.1878

 

S04 Episode 9 Extra: Forewarning Signs by Unexplained Podcast

 

In the wake of the Aberfan disaster of 1966, psychiatrist Dr. John Barker set up the Premonitions Bureau. This extraordinary idea sort to collate apparent precognitive dreams in an effort to save lives from future disasters. Some believe it may have inadvertently contributed to Barker’s own premature death only a few months later…

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Samantha Morton as an Oracle in Minority Report (dir. Spielberg , 2002)

 

S04 Episode 9: Darkness in Sight by Unexplained Podcast

 

As Aristotle pointed out as far back as the 4th century BCE, in his treatise “On Prophesying in Dreams,” perhaps it is merely because so many believe their dreams to ‘posess a special significance’ that we are minded to give them that significance. 

Yet in 1966, even a credible academic was given pause for thought when a series of peculiar occurrences, emerging in the wake of a horrifying tragedy, led him to believe in the possibility of precognitive dreams...

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An image of a Pantglas Junior School clock stopped at 9:13am, the moment the disaster occurred.

An image of a Pantglas Junior School clock stopped at 9:13am, the moment the disaster occurred.

 

S04 Episode 8: Death's Pale Flag (Pt.2 of 2) by Unexplained Podcast

 

Part Two of S04 Episode 08: Death's Pale Flag

In 1980, a stranger walked into a village marketplace in Haiti claiming to be a local landowner named Clairvius Narcisse. After interviewing the man and his family, local authorities confirmed that he was indeed who he said he was. The only problem was that Clairvius had been dead and buried for 18 years. 

Two year’s later, inspired by Clairvius’ story ethnobiologist Wade Davis was sent to Haiti on a mission to find out just how exactly this could have happened. What he eventually discovered was far more bizarre than anything he could have possibly imagined. 

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Clairvius Narcisse c. 1985

Clairvius Narcisse c. 1985

 

S04 Episode 8: Death's Pale Flag (Pt.1 of 2) by Unexplained Podcast

 

In 1980, a stranger walked into a village marketplace in Haiti claiming to be a local landowner named Clairvius Narcisse. After interviewing the man and his family, local authorities confirmed that he was indeed who he said he was. The only problem was that Clairvius had been dead and buried for 18 years. 

Two year’s later, inspired by Clairvius’ story ethnobiologist Wade Davis was sent to Haiti on a mission to find out just how exactly this could have happened. What he eventually discovered was far more bizarre than anything he could have possibly imagined. 

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Zonbi  by Wilson Bigaud, 1939

Zonbi by Wilson Bigaud, 1939

 

S04 Episode 7 Extra: Between the Absurd and Momentous by Unexplained Podcast

 

A quick search online will throw up a host of individuals, who’s apparent psychic abilities have helped to crack police cases, but there is one who stands out a little more than the others.

Known variously as the Dutchman with the X-ray mind, The Radar Brain and The Wizard of Utrecht, Gerard Croiset is thought to have been the most effective of them all. 

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Gerard Croiset

Gerard Croiset

 

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

The second and final instalment of S04 Episode 7: Called to the Forest

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

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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

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

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

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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