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Unexplained is a bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A show about the space between what we think of as real and what is not. Where the unknown and paranormal meets some of the most radical ideas in science today. When something is inexplicable, that mystery in itself can become the story. In many ways, it is often the lure of the mystery that keeps us coming back for more.. Maybe, ultimately, some things are just better left unexplained… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod

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Season 06 Episode 26: Under the Rocks and Stones (Pt.1 of 2)
That people have lived on the land we know today as Guernsey, at least as far back as 4000 BCE, is evidenced by the many incredible relics there that date back to that time.Most prominently the many Dolmen that can be found all over the island.Some say they are valuable artifacts to be studied and learnt from. Others say they should be left well alone...Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
29:30 12/02/2022
S06 Episode 25 Extra: The Way Back Machine
In the wake of numerous historical cases of abuse recently coming to light across the world, from within religious institutions or care homes, among other supposedly 'good' organisations, it can be easy to get sucked into outlandish theories when the reality is not always a million miles away.On the suspicious death of Lambeth Council manager, Bulic Forsythe and the recent uncovering of hundreds of cases of child abuse perpetrated by Lambeth Council care home staff. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
15:16 11/27/2022
Season 06 Episode 25: Once There Was a Way (Pt.3 of 3)
The third and final part of Season 06 Episode 25: Once There Was a Way Noreen and John Gosch are contacted by former state senator John Decamp who thinks he may have discovered a link between an alleged child sex-abuse ring in Nebraska and the 1982 disappearance of their son. But will it bring them the answers they crave? Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
28:32 11/18/2022
Season 06 Episode 25: Once There Was a Way (Pt.2 of 3)
Part Two of Season 06 Episode 25: Once There Was a Way In August 1984, two years after the disappearance of Johnny Gosch, yet another young Des Moines Register and Tribune newspaper deliverer goes missing... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
33:56 11/11/2022
Season 06 Episode 25: Once There Was a Way (Pt.1 of 3)
For those who like to reminisce about a time when the world was a safer place, when doors could be left unlocked and children could be left outside to play on their own without the slightest care or worry. For many, Sunday September 5th, 1982 was the day when that all changed...Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. 
35:14 11/04/2022
Season 6 Episode 24 Extra: Digging the Foundations
On Unexplained we've covered many a haunted house story, however, few have been as terrifying as the subject of this week's extra...Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
15:50 10/28/2022
Season 06 Episode 24: This Woman's Work
When asked once what inspired her novel, The Woman in Black, Susan Hill replied that her chief ingredient was atmosphere, which I think sums it up perfectly.Some have suggested she might also have found inspiration from a little-known haunting, said to have taken place in Cheltenham back in the late 1880s.This is that story. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
34:52 10/21/2022
Season 06 Episode 23 Extra: Out There Alone
Roughly 20 years after the death of the McLeod brothers, news broke from out of Canada's Northwest Territories again of yet another beguiling mystery striking fear into the hearts of any who had reason to find themselves in the area at the time...Featuring the story of the Mad Trapper of Rat River.Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
20:20 10/14/2022
Season 6 Episode 23: How the Wind Does Scream
In 1905, two brothers, Willie and Frank McLeod, ventured out to a vast stretch of Canadian wilderness known to some as the Nahanni Valley. When they failed to come back, a search party was sent out to find them. They shouldn't have been surprised by what they found...  
36:10 10/07/2022
Season 06 Episode 22 Extra: Closing the Webb
In July 2021, Professor Derek Abbott made the stunning announcement that (thanks to his tireless work and that of genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick), he had finally cracked the mystery of the so-called 'Somerton Man'. In this week's Extra I speak to Prof. Abbott to find out more...Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
36:22 09/30/2022
Season 06 Episode 22: To Morn Names (Pt. 3 of 3)
Part Three of Season 06 Episode 22: To Morn NamesThe discovery of the enigmatic words Tamám shud curled up in a small fob pocket of the unknown man's trousers, is finally the clue that Detective Leane and his team have been hoping for.The truth of the man's identity is in sight...Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
29:40 09/23/2022
Season 06 Episode 22: To Morn Names (Part 2 of 3)
Part Two of Season 06 Episode 22: To Morn NamesWith news of the unidentified body found on Somerton Beach beginning to spread throughout the world, the Adelaide police have their hands full as they chase one lead after another, but will any of it bring a resolution?Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
31:38 09/16/2022
Season 06 Episode 22: To Morn Names (Part 1 of 3)
On December 1st, 1948, the body of an unknown man was found on Somerton Beach in Adelaide, South Australia.Despite recent claims that the identity of the individual, who would come to be known as the Somerton Man, has now been discovered, his story remains one of the most enduring mysteries of modern times.Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
35:12 09/09/2022
Season 6 Episode 21 Extra: The Invisible World
In 1685 George Sinclair, the brother of Maister Thomas Sinclair, the man who revealed Major Thomas Weir's confession to the authorities, published a book titled Satan's Invisible World Discovered, which contained a number of stories that neatly outlined the leading superstitions of the day.Among them, although never referred to as such, is one of the earliest ever recorded cases of an apparent poltergeist...Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
15:16 09/04/2022
Season 6 Episode 21: The Mask that Eats the Face
In 1670, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Major Thomas Weir, a Covenanter and man of puritanical faith was a much-respected member of the city's Presbyterian community. Until, one day, the mask slipped.  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
34:55 08/26/2022
Season 06 Episode 20 Extra: The Secret
With the death of Francisco Marto in 1919, followed by that of his sister Jacinta the following year, Lucia dos Santos was left as the only living member of the enigmatic trio who knew the apparent secrets given to them by the Virgin Mary.Lucia disclosed the first two in 1941. The third one however, she would not reveal, believing it was simply too distressing for the public to hear...Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
13:52 08/19/2022
Season 6 Episode 20: Children of the Pastures (Pt. 2 of 2)
Part two of Season 6 Episode 20: Children of the PasturesLucia is faced with a true test of her faith as the Mayor attempts to put an end to her and her cousin's extraordinary claims.Meanwhile, excitement grows for the miracle that the Virgin Mary has apparently promised to perform at her 6th and final appearance...Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
30:00 08/12/2022
Season 6 Episode 20: Children of the Pastures (Pt. 1 of 2)
In the spring of 1916, three young children from the village of Aljustrel in western Portugal claimed to see the Virgin Mary while out tending sheep in a nearby pasture. The incident marked the beginning of what is now known as the Fatima Prophecies.Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
32:08 08/05/2022
Season 6 Episode 19 Extra: After the Fire
In March 1974, Terry Matthews and his mother, Gerri Betz, came across a strange metallic sphere in the woods close to their home in Jacksonville, Florida.Then, things got a little strange...Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
17:34 07/29/2022
Season 6 Episode 19: Fire in the Belly
In 1951, 67-year-old Mary Reeser moved down from Columbia, Pennsylvania to Florida to be closer to her son and grandchildren.Five weeks later, Mary was dead; killed in the most horrifying and bizarre circumstances that continue to confound to this day.Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
25:40 07/22/2022
Season 6 Episode 18 Extra: Reading the Signs
It is said that St Francis of Assisi was the first person to receive the stigmata, back in 1224.Since then only thirty or so people have seriously claimed to have suffered from it, with perhaps the most famous of them being Francesco Forgione, or as he would later be known, Padre Pio.Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
16:44 07/16/2022
Season 6 Episode 18: Tears, Idol Tears
In the late 1940s, Italian sculptor Amilcare Santini was commissioned to make a statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to use as a model for mass production.Little did he know, that it would become just about the most famous depiction of the Immaculate Heart ever created.Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
27:04 07/08/2022
Season 6 Episode 17 Extra: Red Rain
Perhaps one of the strangest cases of an unidentified body occurred in Kenora, Canada in 1974 when an unknown man walked into the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce on Main Street with disastrous consequences...Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
17:02 07/01/2022
Season 6 Episode 17: A Story of Ice and Fire
In late November 1970, in a valley just outside of Bergen in western Norway, a 12-year-old girl stumbles upon the burned remains of a body.  The discovery will spark one of the most enigmatic true-crime mysteries of modern times.  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
31:56 06/24/2022
Season 6 Episode 16 Extra: Remote Control
In last week's episode, we learned about Baba Vanga, whose apparent psychic abilities are said to have been analysed by a number of parapsychologists.As for mainstream scientists, you might think they prefer to stay away from such things.In fact, there is a long and fascinating history of well-respected academics, many of whom have made significant contributions in their field, putting such people to the test, with often startling results.Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
16:30 06/17/2022
Season 6 Episode 16: Visions from Darkness
Blinded in a freak storm, Baba Vanga from Strumica in present-day Macedonia is believed by some to have been the most gifted psychic of the modern age. Here's life story is almost as extraordinary as her supposed gifts. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
30:22 06/10/2022
Season 6 Episode 15 Extra: Cloudbusting
Of all the strange aviation-related disappearances, perhaps the spookiest of all are those in which the aircraft return, but the crew do not...Stories like that of US Navy scouting blimp L-8, which in 1942 became the locus of one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time.  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
15:46 06/03/2022
Season 6 Episode 15: Out of the Wreckage
Second Officer Donald Repo was one of the 101 people killed when Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashed in the everglades just west of Miami in December 1972.But then, according to numerous apparent witnesses, he came back…Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
32:08 05/27/2022
Season 6 Episode 14 Extra: Under the Lake
Early in the evening of November 23 1953, USAF pilot First Lieutenant Felix Moncla and radar operator Second Lieutenant Robert Wilson were scrambled in an F-89 Scorpion to intercept a UFO flying over Lake Superior.They and their plane were never seen again. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
12:23 05/20/2022
Season 6 Episode 14: The Ash on the Floor
In May 1967, Stefan Michalak was spotted walking along Trans-Canada Highway 1, just west of Falcon Lake in Manitoba, Canada.Bleary-eyed and holding a briefcase in one hand, while clutching at his stomach with the other, the story of what he was doing there exactly, is one of the strangest in Canadian history.Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.
31:17 05/13/2022