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“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” ...Show More
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2: Mona Lisa Pt. 2– Who Was She?

39:37 | Feb 26th, 2018

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 l...Show More
1: Mona Lisa – Behind the World’s Most Famous Smile

32:30 | Feb 26th, 2018

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...Show More
Uncovering Atlantis Pt. 2 - Undiscovered

55:26 | May 9th

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 agai...Show More
Uncovering Atlantis - A Mythical Empire

48:27 | May 2nd

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...Show More
Ettore Majorana Pt. 2 - Argentinian Exile

47:31 | Apr 25th

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...Show More
Ettore Majorana - Lost Genius

42:06 | Apr 18th

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 ...Show More
The Curse of the Hope Diamond Pt. 2

40:45 | Apr 11th

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 c...Show More
The Curse of the Hope Diamond

44:29 | Apr 4th

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...Show More
Jack the Ripper Pt. 2 - A Coverup Afoot

48:55 | Mar 28th

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 - C...Show More
Jack the Ripper - Infamous and Unknown

47:34 | Mar 21st

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 vanishe...Show More
The Holy Grail Pt. 2

52:26 | Mar 14th

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 w...Show More
The Holy Grail

48:00 | Mar 7th

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 quest...Show More
Lourdes Water Pt. 2 - Testing a Miracle

39:32 | Feb 28th

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 ...Show More
Lourdes Water - A Holy Cure?

44:05 | Feb 21st

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 peop...Show More
Finding Cleopatra’s Tomb Pt. 2

55:21 | Feb 14th

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 ...Show More
Finding Cleopatra’s Tomb

53:38 | Feb 7th

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 an...Show More
Mystery of the Somerton Man Pt. 2 - Tamam Shud

43:03 | Jan 31st

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.Spon...Show More
Extraterrestrial: Hill Abduction Pt. 1 - a new PARCAST show!

12:58 | Jan 28th

We hope you are excited as we are for this sneak peek episode of our new podcast, Extraterrestrial where we try to answer the question: are we really alone? If you enjoyed this preview and want to listen to the second half of the episode, search and ...Show More
Mystery of the Somerton Man - Tamam Shud

45:04 | Jan 24th

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 inve...Show More
The Lost Treasure of “Bad King John” Pt. 2

46:13 | Jan 17th

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...Show More
The Lost Treasure of “Bad King John”

49:19 | Jan 10th

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 t...Show More
MIND’S EYE, Parcast’s First Psychological Thriller!

30:01 | Jan 3rd

We have a holiday gift for you… Parcast’s first fictional crime show AD-FREE! In Mind’s Eye, a serial killer is back and homicide detective Kate McClay fights against psychology, unsolved crimes, and even her own family... The scariest monsters are t...Show More
Unicorns Pt. 2

47:21 | Dec 20th, 2018

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 hi...Show More
Unicorns

46:44 | Dec 13th, 2018

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...Show More
The Garden of Eden Pt. 2 - Pinpointing Paradise

44:34 | Dec 6th, 2018

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...Show More
The Garden of Eden - Faith, fact, or fiction?

43:09 | Nov 29th, 2018

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 re...Show More
JFK Pt. 1: Lee Harvey Oswald

42:42 | Nov 22nd, 2018

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 ASS...Show More
“The Hungriest Man in History” Pt. 2 - Tarrare

44:39 | Nov 15th, 2018

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 biz...Show More
“The Hungriest Man in History” - Tarrare

44:24 | Nov 8th, 2018

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...Show More
“The Disappearing Financier” Pt. 2 - Alfred Loewenstein

44:11 | Nov 1st, 2018

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.
"The Disappearing Financier" - Alfred Loewenstein

46:01 | Oct 25th, 2018

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 ab...Show More
Bermuda Triangle Pt. 2

45:40 | Oct 18th, 2018

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 t...Show More
Bermuda Triangle

49:37 | Oct 11th, 2018

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 Flor...Show More
UFO Sightings Pt. 2

53:22 | Oct 4th, 2018

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,...Show More
UFO Sightings

1:02:34 | Sep 27th, 2018

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 so...Show More
The Clovis Peoples Pt. 2 - Were the First Americans Australian?

45:49 | Sep 20th, 2018

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 Australia...Show More
The Clovis Peoples - The first to inhabit America?

55:22 | Sep 13th, 2018

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 Americ...Show More
Giant Skeletons Pt. 2

43:50 | Sep 6th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Giant Skeletons

46:17 | Aug 30th, 2018

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 f...Show More
S2E31: Giant Skeletons

46:17 | Aug 30th, 2018

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 f...Show More
Amazon Rings Pt.2

50:31 | Aug 25th, 2018

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 per...Show More
S2E30: Amazon Rings Pt. 2

50:31 | Aug 23rd, 2018

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 per...Show More
S2E29: Amazon Rings

49:05 | Aug 16th, 2018

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 bu...Show More
S2E28: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Pt. 2 - AD FREE Special

44:23 | Aug 15th, 2018

Welcome Conspiracy Theories listeners! We hope you enjoy the conclusion to our Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 special. It is brought to you AD FREE. Be sure to look out for a new episode of Unexplained Mysteries tomorrow. This is a crossover episo...Show More
S2E27: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - AD FREE Special

44:05 | Aug 14th, 2018

Please enjoy this bonus AD FREE episode with Carter from Conspiracy Theories adding his unique take on the events surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Part two will be released Wednesday August 15th, right here AD FREE again...Show More
S2E26: “King Arthur” Pt. 2 - The Warrior King

38:18 | Aug 9th, 2018

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 Arthu...Show More
S2E25: “King Arthur” - The Warrior King

39:46 | Aug 2nd, 2018

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 ar...Show More
S2E24: “Room 1046” Pt. 2 - What’s In The Box?

49:50 | Jul 26th, 2018

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 ha...Show More
S2E23: “Room 1046” - Who Was Roland T. Owen?

43:48 | Jul 19th, 2018

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...Show More
S2E22: “Easter Island” Pt. 2 - How Did They Get There?

48:13 | Jul 12th, 2018

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...Show More
21: “Easter Island” - Giant Heads

45:49 | Jul 5th, 2018

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 si...Show More
20: “Crop Circles” Pt. 2 - Made By Pranksters or Artists?

44:51 | Jun 28th, 2018

There are many theories on the formation of crop circles. Find out if they’re made by drunken pranksters, crop artists, or possibly… time-travelers? Sponsors! Pitney Bowes - Get a free 60 day trial of a Pitney Bowes C200 at pb.com/UNEXPLAINED...Show More
19: “Crop Circles” - Signals from Extraterrestrial Beings

43:34 | Jun 21st, 2018

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 resul...Show More
18: “The Loch Ness Monster” Pt. 2 - Real Beast or Tourist Hoax?

48:27 | Jun 14th, 2018

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? Sponsors! Green Che...Show More
17: “The Loch Ness Monster” - Proof That Nessie is Real

42:22 | Jun 7th, 2018

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 pl...Show More
16: “The Hanging Gardens of Babylon” Pt. 2 - Historic Site or Ancient Legend?

56:49 | May 31st, 2018

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...Show More
15: "The Hanging Gardens of Babylon" - Did They Exist?

45:04 | May 24th, 2018

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were regarded as a wonder of the ancient world. But there is very little information about them in ancient texts. Was it truly a paradise or did it even exist at all? Sponsors! Harlequin - THE CROSSING by Jason ...Show More
14: "Dragons" Pt. 2 - Fact Or Fiction?

40:56 | May 17th, 2018

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 huma...Show More
13: “Dragons” - The Legends and History of Dragons

36:59 | May 10th, 2018

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 ...Show More
12: "The New England Vampire Panic" Pt. 2 - Mercy Brown

47:48 | May 3rd, 2018

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 they just ideas created to invoke mass hysteria?
11: "The New England Vampire Panic" - Mercy Brown

41:13 | Apr 26th, 2018

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 t...Show More
10: The Deadly Dancing Plague of 1518 Pt. 2

41:52 | Apr 19th, 2018

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? Sponsors! Bombas - Buy...Show More
9: The Deadly Dancing Plague of 1518

38:28 | Apr 12th, 2018

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? ...Show More
8: Majestic 12 Pt. 2 - The UFO Disinformation Agenda

53:02 | Apr 5th, 2018

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 Majes...Show More
7: Majestic 12 - The Roswell Cover-Up

47:45 | Mar 29th, 2018

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 t...Show More
6: Reincarnation Pt. 2: Can Shanti Devi's Claims be Verified?

44:46 | Mar 22nd, 2018

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 ...Show More
5: Reincarnation: Did Shanti Devi Live Twice?

39:24 | Mar 15th, 2018

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...Show More
4: Stonehenge Pt. 2 - Wood vs. Stone

31:43 | Mar 8th, 2018

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 someth...Show More
3: Stonehenge – Why Was it Built?

31:50 | Mar 1st, 2018

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 af...Show More
Welcome Trailer!

01:02 | Feb 21st, 2018

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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