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Thinking Sideways Podcast

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Devin, Joe and Steve have always been curious. Though they don’t have any formal education to guide them, they sit down every week to discuss unsolved mysteries of all kinds: weird noises, strange website and horrific suicides that look a lot like mu...Show More
The Disappearance of Ben McDaniels

1:36:10 | May 5th, 2016

On August 18th 2010 Ben McDaniel dove into the cave in Vortex Spring in Ponce de Leon Florida. He was never seen again and after years of searching the cave no diver has ever found his body. Is his body in the cave... or somewhere else?
The American Beauty Murder

48:39 | Oct 16th, 2018

In November 2000 Greg de Villers, despondent over his wife's unfaithfulness, decided to end his life... or did he?
Lyle Stevik

1:17:32 | Dec 7th, 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.
Tina Watson

1:30:13 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Tina Watson drowned while scuba diving in Australia on her honeymoon. An accident? Or... murder?
Death of Hugues de la Plaza

1:02:57 | Mar 30th, 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...Show More
Brandon Swanson

49:11 | Sep 1st, 2016

In May 2008, 19-year-old Brandon Swanson was driving home when he got his car stuck in a ditch. As he walked toward the lights of a nearby town, speaking with his father on his cell phone, he suddenly said "Oh, s**t" and the line went dead. That was ...Show More
The Murder of Julia Wallace

1:17:27 | Jan 7th, 2016

In 1930, William Wallace found his wife beaten to death upon his return home from a wild goose chase. He was charged with the murder, as police found his alibi to be lacking at best. Wallace maintained his innocence and the court of criminal appeals ...Show More
David Sneddon

1:07:14 | Aug 27th, 2015

David Sneddon's last message to his family was an email from China saying that he was heading to Tiger Leaping Gorge. After an investigation several weeks later Chinese authorities concluded that Sneddon had died somewhere on the treacherous trail......Show More
Disappearance of Sneha Philip

1:18:36 | May 28th, 2015

31 year old Sneha Philip left her apartment in Battery Park on the afternoon of September 10th, 2001 and was never seen again. Was she killed when the World Trade Center fell, was she murdered and her body simply never found, or did she take advantag...Show More
Denver International Airport

1:04:00 | May 14th, 2015

The Denver Airport has only been around for 20 years, and yet it is at the center of many stories. This week, we explore the idea of the Denver airport, from the Blue Mustang and odd runway layout to the defunct tunnels and claims of New World Order ...Show More
Dr. Bogle and Mrs. Chandler

1:31:13 | Feb 19th, 2015

On New Years day 1963 the bodies of Dr. Bogle and Mrs. Chandler were found on the bank of the Lane Cove River in Sydney. There were no outward signs of trauma and their cause of death has been speculated on for years. With so many questions about wha...Show More
Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers

1:14:28 | Jan 15th, 2015

On April 1 of 2014, Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers, young women from the Netherlands took off on an easy day hike in Panama near the town of Boquete. When they missed an appointment on the 2nd with a local guide, he checked with their host family, wh...Show More

1:06:49 | May 15th, 2014

This week we look at three smaller mysteries that are similar and try to get to the bottom of things.
BONUS: Introducing Factually! With Adam Conover

03:24 | May 29th

Factually! is out NOW - listen wherever you get your podcasts.
Introducing The Shrink Next Door

11:29 | May 21st

This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help.
Introducing Over My Dead Body

05:51 | Feb 12th

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
Miss us yet?

10:41 | Dec 10th, 2018

We might be away but there's lots going on!
Part II of The American Beauty Murder Mystery

1:02:13 | Oct 18th, 2018

Team Sideways explores the American Beauty murder with Minds of Madness.
So long and thanks for all the f*cking fish

17:52 | Aug 30th, 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.
Down the Rabbit Hole: The Sunken City of Akakor

39:43 | Aug 23rd, 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 h...Show More
Down the Rabbit Hole: The Stonehenge campers

28:12 | Aug 16th, 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.
Down the Rabbit Hole: Steve’s Vietnam Excursion

33:03 | Aug 9th, 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.
Down the Rabbit Hole: Phantom Ruby Tuesdays in New Mexico

33:50 | Aug 2nd, 2018

A story about some guys who got confused on a roadtrip... or did they?
El Chupacabra!

1:26:41 | Jul 26th, 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...Show More
The suspicious death of Jonathan Luna

1:05:41 | Jul 19th, 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?
The disappearance of little Anna Waters

57:42 | Jul 12th, 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 somet...Show More
Is spontaneous human combustion real?

1:18:41 | Jul 5th, 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?
The fate of the ship Freedon

54:48 | Jun 28th, 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.
The Missing Postman of Stradbally

1:00:29 | Jun 21st, 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 an...Show More
Did Frank Finkel survive the Battle of the Little Bighorn?

1:27:16 | Jun 14th, 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?
Who killed Willie MacRae?

1:10:59 | Jun 7th, 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?
DTR-The Witchcraft

29:16 | Jun 5th, 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 Co...Show More
Disappearance of Ronald Tammen?

1:00:18 | May 31st, 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 th...Show More
Who was Colonel Tomb?

1:09:24 | May 24th, 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?
TSP Live-Ade Family Murder

55:51 | May 17th, 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 wi...Show More
The Impossible Murder of Isidor Fink

1:43:25 | May 10th, 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?
Bohemian Grove

1:00:39 | May 3rd, 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 ...Show More
The Madden Curse

58:04 | Apr 26th, 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?
The Annecy Shootings

1:16:32 | Apr 19th, 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, ...Show More
Tunguska Event

58:25 | Apr 12th, 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.
What is the Mapinguari?

1:09:07 | Apr 5th, 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?
Disappearance of Mike Williams

56:52 | Apr 1st, 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.
What happened to Kenny Veach?

1:38:13 | Mar 29th, 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 ...Show More
Disappearance of Brian Shaffer

1:14:04 | Mar 22nd, 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.
The Falling Soldier

1:18:29 | Mar 15th, 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?
The Murder of Catrine da Costa

1:16:23 | Mar 8th, 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.
The Disappearance of Amy Billig

1:04:59 | Mar 1st, 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.
Death of Singer Sam Cooke

1:09:04 | Feb 22nd, 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?
Michael Meiring—Treasure Hunter or Terrorist?

1:00:37 | Feb 15th, 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 g...Show More
The Persian Princess

52:00 | Feb 8th, 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.
The Zip-Gun Bomber

1:09:15 | Feb 1st, 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?
Campden Wonder

1:00:05 | Jan 25th, 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...
Gareth Williams

1:06:45 | Jan 18th, 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...Show More
Pimlico Poisoning Mystery

44:30 | Jan 16th, 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 the...Show More
Miracle of the Sun

49:18 | Jan 11th, 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...Show More
The Murder of Bob Chappell

1:30:33 | Jan 4th, 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.
Operation Highjump

1:03:45 | Dec 28th, 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 publ...Show More
The Bumble

37:37 | Dec 25th, 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?
TWA Flight 800

1:36:14 | Dec 21st, 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 accid...Show More
The Secret of Plum Island

1:06:12 | Dec 14th, 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?
Vitrified Forts

1:06:03 | Nov 30th, 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?
Death of Col. Philip Shue

1:42:08 | Nov 23rd, 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.
Disappearance of Stephanie Stewart

1:02:16 | Nov 16th, 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?
Kentucky Meat Shower

1:03:09 | Nov 9th, 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.
Disappearance of Jim Gray

1:26:16 | Nov 2nd, 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.
Halloween Extravaganza

1:07:47 | Oct 26th, 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.
What the heck was hell.com?

1:07:56 | Oct 19th, 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?
Miyazawa Family Murders

1:38:12 | Oct 12th, 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?
The London Torso Murders

1:04:08 | Oct 5th, 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.
Death of George Reeves

1:02:33 | Sep 28th, 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.
Rebecca Zahau, suicide or murder?

1:32:14 | Sep 21st, 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 ...Show More
The Strange Death of Zigmund Adamski

56:13 | Sep 14th, 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.
The Disappearance of Lauren Spierer

1:00:29 | Sep 7th, 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.
Baron 52

1:10:23 | Aug 31st, 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 ...Show More
Cartoon Conspiracies

1:19:06 | Aug 24th, 2017

This week Team Sideways tackles conspiracy theories based in our favorite childhood cartoons.
Harassing of Bill and Dorothy Wacker

1:08:33 | Aug 17th, 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?
Publius Enigma

1:02:56 | Aug 10th, 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.
Bonus: Christine Pelisek interview

47:54 | Aug 4th, 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 ma...Show More
Daytona Beach Serial Killer

1:07:34 | Aug 3rd, 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 t...Show More
Villisca Axe Murders

1:16:52 | Jul 27th, 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.
The Strange Death Of Dave Bocks

1:08:12 | Jul 20th, 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...?
Princess Doe

52:11 | Jul 13th, 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.
Project Lucifer

1:09:18 | Jul 6th, 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?
TSP Live-Clarence Roberts

58:16 | Jun 29th, 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 Sidew...Show More
Mr. Cruel

1:15:54 | Jun 15th, 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.
Texas Killing Fields

1:25:28 | Jun 8th, 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?
Murder on the Herbert Fuller

1:13:55 | Jun 1st, 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?
Karin Waldegrave

1:20:47 | May 25th, 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?
Washington's Eagle

1:11:55 | May 18th, 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...Show More

1:07:22 | May 11th, 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 e...Show More
Pluckley Ghosts

1:02:48 | May 4th, 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 fi...Show More
Richey Edwards

1:11:06 | Apr 27th, 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 f...Show More
Monster of Florence

1:34:59 | Apr 20th, 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.

1:14:18 | Apr 13th, 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 tha...Show More
Moorgate Tube Crash

1:21:05 | Apr 6th, 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?
Goat Blood Soup

46:01 | Apr 1st, 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!)
Death of Mary Anderson

57:21 | Mar 23rd, 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.
Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp

1:05:55 | Mar 16th, 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?
Bennington Triangle

1:18:38 | Mar 9th, 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...
The Grimes Sisters

1:08:34 | Mar 2nd, 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...Show More
The Murders of Mary Morris

1:21:36 | Feb 23rd, 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...Show More
Argo 16

1:11:12 | Feb 16th, 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...Show More
Indiana Dunes disappearance

1:07:57 | Feb 9th, 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?
Archambeau-Bruguier disappearance

1:04:06 | Feb 2nd, 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 di...Show More
Witchcraft Murder

1:16:17 | Jan 26th, 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...
Markovian Parallax Denigrate

1:03:06 | Jan 19th, 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.
Disappearance of Harold Holt

1:15:01 | Jan 12th, 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 execut...Show More
Hall-Mills Murders

1:05:23 | Jan 5th, 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 ...Show More
Asha Degree Disappearance

1:05:12 | Dec 29th, 2016

February 14, 2000, Asha Degree's packed a bag and left the house, seemingly of her own free will, never to return home. Did Asha really leave on her own? Did she run away or was she compelled by someone? And what happened to her?
The Nutcracker

36:33 | Dec 25th, 2016

Each year those decorative wooden soldiers are put on display during the holiday season but never seem to get used. All they do is sit there looking dusty and creepy. In this special holiday episode Team Sideways discusses their individual theories a...Show More
The Lost Dutchmans Mine

57:18 | Dec 22nd, 2016

According to legend a German immigrant named Jacob Waltz wandered out of the Superstition Mountains with a sack of high grade gold. Ever since his death in the 1890's people have been searching for his mine and the mother lode. So far nobody has foun...Show More
Harold Wilson Resignation Conspiracy

1:03:52 | Dec 15th, 2016

In 1976 British Prime Minister Harold Wilson abruptly announced that he was resigning his office... and he didn't say why. And to this day people are wondering why.
The Disappearance of Benjamin Bathurst

1:16:29 | Dec 8th, 2016

Now you see him, now you don't. A minor British diplomat named Benjamin Bathurst vanished literally into thin air while traveling under an assumed name with an attendant in 1809. Was it thieves, aliens, or an elaborate ploy?
Craig D. Button

1:08:05 | Dec 1st, 2016

On April 2, 1997 USAF Captain Craig Button broke formation during a training mission and flew his A-10 Thunderbolt II NE for almost 800 miles before crashing into the side of Gold Dust Peak. The four 500lb Mk-82 bombs that were on the plane when it t...Show More
Death of Alexander Litvinenko

45:03 | Nov 24th, 2016

In 2006 journalist Alexander Litvenenko was murdered by poison, perpetrator unknown. His death was one of several mysterious killings--which appear to have been connected by one thing.
Tecaxic-Calixtlauaca head

58:22 | Nov 17th, 2016

The Tecaxic-Calixtlahuaca Head is a terracotta head which was likely part of a larger statue, discovered in 1933 near Mexico City. What makes this discovery so strange is that it was found with Pre-Colombian artifacts, but seems to be of Roman origin...Show More
Death of Samora Machel

1:37:27 | Nov 10th, 2016

On October 19th 1986 Mozambican president Samora Machel and his staff were flying to the capital city when their plane changed course and subsequently crashed in South Africa. The crash killed Machel and 33 others who were on-board. Was it an acciden...Show More
The Murder of Martha Moxley

1:44:53 | Nov 3rd, 2016

On the night of October 30, 1975, 15-year-old Martha Moxley was brutally bludgeoned to death in her yard in Greenwich, Connecticut. Despite years of police investigations, and one actual conviction, the identity of Martha's killer is still up for gra...Show More

1:46:00 | Oct 27th, 2016

Registered on August 7th, 2011, a website that loaded a dark page with white text is at the heart of this mystery. Who ran it, what was is it for, and what was meant to happen on October 28th, 2011? A cult? A hoax? The cryptic clues on the site leave...Show More
Min Min Lights

1:11:25 | Oct 20th, 2016

Australians have been seeing strange glowing lights in the Outback for decades. Some stories say they approach, others say that they keep a consistent distance, and yet others say they change color and make noise. What has been lighting up the Outbac...Show More
Sabrina Aisenberg disappearance

1:27:51 | Oct 13th, 2016

In November 1997, 5-month-old Sabrina Aisenberg was taken from her crib in the dead of night and has not been seen since. Her parents believe that she's still alive somewhere, the police however are convinced that the parents were involved in her dis...Show More
GEC-Marconi deaths

1:34:35 | Oct 6th, 2016

In March 1982, a GEC-Marconi scientist who had worked on the project code-named Star Wars died in a fatal car accident. In the decade following, 25 other scientists employed by GEC-Marconi died or disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Was GEC-M...Show More
Long Island Serial Killer

1:35:34 | Sep 29th, 2016

In 2010 the bodies of four prostitutes were found wrapped in burlap and buried in the brush on Oak Island NY. The next year 6 more sets of remains would be found, most of them believed to also have been prostitutes. Is a single serial killer using Oa...Show More
The crew of the Carroll A. Deering

1:12:34 | Sep 22nd, 2016

On January 31, 1921 the schooner Carroll A Deering was sighted hard aground and under full sail on Diamond Shoals, near Cape Hatteras North Carolina. When the Coast Guard was finally able to board the ship several days later, they found that the enti...Show More
Paul is dead

1:05:36 | Sep 15th, 2016

The September 1969 edition of the Drake Times-Delphic contained an article titled "Is Beatle Paul McCartney Dead?" This article may have been the first documented exposure of a very large conspiracy cover-up: the 1966 death of the real Paul McCartney...Show More
Wonderland Murders

1:20:41 | Sep 8th, 2016

On July 1st, 1981, someone entered at 8763 Wonderland Ave and beat all five of the people inside with pipes, four of them to death. Since then a stories revolving around drugs and porn star John Holmes have been circulating. How much of the stories a...Show More
Gloomy Sunday

36:02 | Aug 25th, 2016

In 1933, Hungarian pianist Rezső Seress composed a song titled Gloomy Sunday, but is now known as the Hungarian Suicide Song due to the reportedly high number of people who commit suicide while listening to it.
Tsavo Man-Eaters

1:03:05 | Aug 18th, 2016

For nine months in 1898 two Tsavo lions hunted and killed men working on the railroad being built in across the Tsavo river. But what drove them to view humans as food? Lack of their normal prey, injuries, or just a taste for human blood?
Pont Saint Esprit poisoning

50:04 | Aug 11th, 2016

In an incident suspiciously similar to the Ken McElroy episode--except that there was no bullying redneck, no pickup truck and no gunfire--hundreds of residents of Pont St. Esprit in France found themselves hallucinating wildly. 7 died and many were ...Show More
Bermeja Island

40:55 | Aug 4th, 2016

In the 16th century, Spanish cartographers mapped an islet off the Yucatan peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico. However, in a 1997 survey, the island had disappeared. Were the Spanish wrong? Or did the USA blow up the island for personal gain?
Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter

41:33 | Jul 28th, 2016

On August 21st, 1955, unidentified creatures came to a farmhouse in Kentucky. The people in the house were so frightened that they opened fire and for 3 hours the creatures kept popping their heads up in front of the doors and windows until finally t...Show More
The death of Morgan Ingram

1:29:33 | Jul 21st, 2016

20-yr-old Morgan Ingram was stalked and tormented for 4 months until December 2011, when she was found dead of an apparent drug overdose. Police ruled it a suicide, but Morgan's parents say she was murdered.
The disappearance of Rebecca Coriam

1:17:12 | Jul 14th, 2016

On March 22nd, 2011, Disney Wonder crew member Rebecca Coriam went missing. Disney's handling of the case has been anything but perfect and speculation still swirls around the mysteriously upsetting phone call she had when she was last seen on CCTV.
Lake Huron boater disappearance

1:37:32 | Jul 7th, 2016

On August 11th 2005 Lana Stempien and Chuck Rutherford disappeared from their 27' boat several hours travel time from their intended destination. The US Coast Guard found the boat deserted, two weeks later Lana's body washed ashore. Chuck's body has ...Show More
Bonus: Mark Adams Interview

1:14:04 | Jul 1st, 2016

Following up on our episode about Atlantis, we’re releasing the rest of our conversation with Mark Adams, author of Meet Me In Atlantis, who knows a lot more about the subject than we do. Where did the story come from? Why are there so many potential...Show More

1:21:55 | Jun 30th, 2016

In the 4th century BC, the Greek philosopher Plato revealed the existence of a lost continent called Atlantis. Was Plato's tale true? Or did he just make it up? A lot of people have been trying to figure that out for a long time now.
Joseph Newton Chandler III

1:12:41 | Jun 23rd, 2016

When police responded to the suicide of Joseph Newton Chandler III, they figured it would be pretty routine. He'd shot himself in the head in his apartment, case closed. However, when probate lawyers took hold of the case, they found out that the rea...Show More
Andy Kaufmans greatest joke?

1:14:07 | Jun 16th, 2016

On May 16, 1984 comedian Andy Kaufman died from cancer. Or did he? Kaufman, the king of taking a joke so far that no one knew when it would end, or if it was even a joke, apparently told his friends that he wanted to stage his own death. Almost immed...Show More
Rudolph Hess

1:32:30 | Jun 9th, 2016

In May 1941 Rudolf Hess, the 3rd most powerful man in Nazi Germany and a close friend of Hitler, climbed into a Messerschmidt Bf 110 fighter and flew solo to Scotland, with the avowed intent of single-handedly brokering a peace deal with Britain. Hit...Show More
Ray Gricar

1:23:37 | Jun 2nd, 2016

When a DA goes missing, the world takes notice. Ray Gricar was sitting DA in Centre Country, Pennsylvania when one day he simply did not return home. Theories at the time ranged from suicide to walk-off, but years later, a high profile case made peop...Show More
Abismo Negro

1:11:39 | May 26th, 2016

On March 22nd, 2009, the body of luchador Abismo Negro was found drown under a bridge near El Rosario Mexico. Appearing to be in an unusually agitated state he had demanded that the driver of the bus he was on pull over in seemingly the middle of now...Show More
Bonus: Seth Margolis Interview

33:44 | May 20th, 2016

Following up on our episode about Queen Elizabeth I, we’re releasing the rest of our conversation with Seth Margolis, author of The Semper Sonnet, who knows a lot more about Elizabeth and Elizabethan England than we do. Did Elizabeth secretly have a ...Show More
Did Elizabeth 1 have a child?

1:09:13 | May 19th, 2016

When Queen Elizabeth I of England died in 1603, the Tudor line of monarchs ended. Though a lot of people have speculated that maybe it didn't quite... Did Elizabeth I have a child?
Phobos 2 Incident

1:03:31 | May 12th, 2016

In January 1988, the then Soviet Union launched two probes to investigate Mars' largest satellite, Phobos. Only one of the probes made it to Mars, and just days before it was slated to land, it sent a few mysterious photos to mission control before g...Show More
The disappearance of Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan

1:15:28 | Apr 28th, 2016

On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan left Papua New Guinea in a twin-engine Lockheed airplane, bound for Howland Island, a tiny island 2,550 miles to the east. They were never seen again, and speculation as to their fate continues to this ...Show More
Short: The Casie Nicole

43:40 | Apr 26th, 2016

In this special short, we discuss what happened in April 1990: four men set off in the boat Casie Nicole for a seven day fishing trip. Five days later, one of them was picked up floating, alive, in a wooden bait-box, but with no sign of the other thr...Show More
The Death of Kurt Cobain

1:42:07 | Apr 21st, 2016

When Kurt Cobain was found dead by a shotgun wound, police immediately classified it a suicide. However, the case is more complex than anyone could have anticipated, rife with suspicion and fear.
Sunset Limited Derailment

1:19:11 | Apr 14th, 2016

In 1995 Amtrak's Sunset Limited derailed in the middle of the Arizona desert. It quickly became apparent that the train was deliberately derailed. Who did it and why have never been discovered.
Louis Le Prince

50:52 | Apr 7th, 2016

In September 1890 Louis le Prince boarded a train in Dijon to go to Paris, along with luggage and a prototype of his new invention, a motion picture camera. When the train arrived in Paris, le Prince, his luggage and his camera had vanished.
Ken McElroy

37:23 | Apr 1st, 2016

Happy April Fools! On July 10, 1981, Ken McElroy was shot dead on the main drag in Skidmore, Missouri, by two or possibly three gunmen. Despite dozens of witnesses, the murder remains unsolved. Happy April fools.
The Naked Murders

1:02:24 | Mar 31st, 2016

In 1964 the naked body of a murdered prostitute showed up on the banks of the Thames under the Hammersmith bridge. Two months later when an almost identical body showed up, police realized they might have a serial killer on their hands.
The Glasgow Effect

1:13:03 | Mar 24th, 2016

Starting around the late 2000's studies began to surface talking about the unexplained below average life expectancy of the residents of Scotland. Why is this happening and what's causing it?
The Atlanta Ripper

59:01 | Mar 17th, 2016

For two years in the early 20th century, the black community of Atlanta was terrorized by a serial killer whose crimes eerily resembled those of Jack the Ripper. The killer was never caught.
The Disappearance of Andrew Gosden

1:03:09 | Mar 10th, 2016

In September of 2007, 14 year old Andrew Gosden slept in a bit, then left for school like any other day. After his parents had left for work, he returned home, drained his savings account and bought a one way ticket to London. He was never seen again...Show More
Blair Adams

1:17:43 | Mar 3rd, 2016

Canadian Blair Adams' body was found on July 11th, 1996 in the parking lot of a hotel that was under construction in Knoxville Tennessee, wearing a ripped shirt and nothing else. Somewhere between $4-6k in US, Canadian, and German currency was spread...Show More
Disappearance of the USS Cyclops

1:23:11 | Feb 25th, 2016

On March 4, 1918, the US Navy ship Cyclops left Barbados to sail to Baltimore--and vanished without a trace.
Atacama Skeleton

1:00:12 | Feb 18th, 2016

In 2003, a skeleton was found in an abandoned town in the Chilean desert of the Atacama. While this finding is not odd, the fact that the skeleton was just 6 inches (15 cm) long was. After DNA testing revealed the skeleton only shared 91% of it's DNA...Show More
Who tried to kill Bob Marley?

57:25 | Feb 11th, 2016

In 1976 three gunmen came onto Bob Marley's estate at 56 Hope Road in Kingston Jamaica and opened fire. No one was killed but who sent them and why?
Death of Annie Börjesson

1:16:15 | Feb 4th, 2016

In December 2005, the body of Annie Börjesson was found washed up on the beach at Prestwick, Scotland. Local police concluded that the death was suicide by drowning... but the evidence suggests something else.
Area 51 Broadcast Interruption

1:20:46 | Jan 28th, 2016

On September 11, 1997, on Art Bell's Coast to Coast AM show, a frantic caller claiming to be a recent employee at Area 51 made some startling revelations. A few minutes into the call, the Coast to Coast AM broadcast is mysteriously disrupted. Sevente...Show More
Crash of South African Airlines flight 295

1:22:47 | Jan 21st, 2016

In 1987 South African Airways flight 295 crashed into the ocean after reporting smoke on board. The aircraft was found a year and a half later on the ocean floor, fire was ruled to be the cause of the crash. What caused it to go down though? What sta...Show More
Disappearance of Hale Boggs

50:46 | Jan 14th, 2016

In 1972 Congressmen Hale Boggs & Nick Begich boarded a Cessna to fly from Anchorage, AK to Juneau. The plane never made it, and no wreckage was ever found. Was it an accident... or murder?
Danny Casolaro and The Octopus

1:48:26 | Dec 31st, 2015

In 1991 Danny Casolaro supposedly committed suicide in his hotel room. He had been researching a cabal that he had started calling the Octopus. Did they knock him off or did he take his own life after realizing that he had been chasing smoke for over...Show More

43:29 | Dec 24th, 2015

For generations people have been singing the tale of Frosty the Snowman- but who was he really? We investigate a few avenues that might turn this cold case into a damp spot.
Lost Treasures

55:42 | Dec 17th, 2015

The Lost Galleon of Pearls, the Poverty Island Treasure, Lasseter's Reef—three fabled tales of fantastic wealth which was, er, kind of lost track of.
The White House Farm Murders

1:36:32 | Dec 10th, 2015

Three generations of the Bamber family died in the family farmhouse in August 1985, in a case which came to be called the White House Farm Murders, one of the most notorious crimes in modern British history. Was it a murder/suicide? Or just straight-...Show More
Lake City Quiet Pills

1:28:11 | Dec 3rd, 2015

In 2009, u/2-6 posted on Reddit that u/ReligionOfPeace had passed away. It was later discovered that u/ReligionOfPeace, aka "Milo" owned the domain for a site called "That Old Guy's Image Hosting". But when another Reddit user innocuously checked the...Show More
Josh Gibson's Yankee Stadium Home Run

1:00:00 | Nov 26th, 2015

Josh Gibson is remembered as one of the best and strongest hitters in the National Negro League. The stories say he hit one out of Yankee Stadium in 1930 or 1934. Is it possible to do that and if so did he really do it?
Who Finked on the Franks

1:09:01 | Nov 19th, 2015

For two years Anne Frank & her family, and four other people, lived in hiding in rooms behind a business in Amsterdam--until one day in August 1944 when German and Dutch police showed up and arrested them. Who was the rat?
Skinwalker Ranch

1:12:46 | Nov 12th, 2015

Skinwalker Ranch in Utah is known as one of the weirdest places in the world, touting more than 100 paranormal reports in the last 20 years. Is this ranch as plagued with activity as some suggest? Or is the story blown wildly out of proportion?
Lost Cosmonauts

1:08:06 | Nov 5th, 2015

According to lore the Soviet Union launched people into space who never made it back to earth alive. Not wanting to lose face in the space race the existence of these cosmonauts was covered up. Did the Soviet Union really send people into space never...Show More
The Beaumont Children

1:39:28 | Oct 29th, 2015

On January 26th 1966 Jane, Arnna, and Grant Beaumont left their home to go play on the beach. When the children didn't come home two hours later as expected their mother was unhappy but not overly concerned. When they hadn't returned home 5 hours lat...Show More
Hinterkaifeck Murders

36:33 | Oct 22nd, 2015

In March 1922, all 5 members of the Gruber family, and their maid, were brutally murdered with a pickax. Then the killer proceeded to hang out at the farm with 6 dead bodies for the next several days. Who did it and why?
The Smiley Face Murders

44:57 | Oct 20th, 2015

In 2008, a group of investigators went public with a story they'd been looking into since 1997, involving more than 45 deaths. If true, the theory is that one of the most prolific serial killers ever is currently on the loose, killing athletic colleg...Show More
The Sodder Children

1:15:31 | Oct 15th, 2015

On Christmas Eve 1945 the Sodder family home caught fire, only 4 of the 9 children made it out. After the fire was extinguished no bodies were found leading the family to believe that the children had been taken before the fire started. Were they or ...Show More
The Lake Bodom Murders

1:08:20 | Oct 8th, 2015

In September 1960, four teenagers camping on the shores of Lake Bodom in Finland were brutally attacked as they were sleeping in their tent, by a person or persons unknown. Three of them died. The murders remain unsolved to this day.
The Springfield Three

1:22:27 | Oct 1st, 2015

In June of 1992, recent high school grads Suzie Streeter and Stacy McCall returned to Suzie's house at 2am after a night of post-graduation celebration. The plan was to stay the night with Suzie's mom, Sherill Levitt. Then all three vanished.
Lord Lucan

1:09:56 | Sep 24th, 2015

John Bingham, known as Lord Lucan, was a charismatic noble with expensive tastes and a gambling habit who separated from his wife in 1972 and lost custody of his children in 1973. On November 7th, 1974 someone killed the children's nanny and attacked...Show More
Who was Peter Bergmann

49:32 | Sep 17th, 2015

A man calling himself Peter Bergmann showed up in the Irish coastal town of Sligo in June 2009. Over the following 3 days he carefully erased all evidence of his identity, after which point his body was found on a beach north of town, dead of unknown...Show More
Agatha Christie Disappearance

43:05 | Sep 10th, 2015

In 1926, Agatha Christie went missing for 11 days. The official report is that her disappearance was due to "out of body amnesia". Where did she go? What did she do? Those 10 days remain a mystery to this day, and questions swirl: does she really not...Show More
Frederick A. Cook

55:27 | Sep 3rd, 2015

Frederick Cook claimed to be the first man to climb to the peak of Mt. McKinley in 1906, in 1909 he claimed to have made it to the North Pole in the spring of 1908. Arctic explorer Robert Peary launched a campaign against Cook and soon no one believe...Show More
The Grinning Man

51:48 | Aug 20th, 2015

In 1966, stories began to emerge coinciding with a slew of UFO sightings regarding a man named Ingrid Cold. Cold was said to have communicated with a number of people about a variety of topics. Telepathically. And never losing the giant, unsettling g...Show More
Kubrick's The Shining

1:34:59 | Aug 13th, 2015

Stanley Kubrick produced and directed the iconic film The Shining, released in 1980. Crowds at the time were terrified and/or confused by the film, today it is a classic. But what was really going on with Kubrick's version of the story? There are a h...Show More
Roberto Calvi

59:56 | Aug 6th, 2015

Roberto Calvi, who was nicknamed "God's Banker" because of his ties to the Vatican, was found hanged beneath Blackfriar's Bridge in London in 1982. Police ruled it a suicide--but was it really?
Short: Theft of Shergar

31:33 | Aug 4th, 2015

In 1981 Shergar was named European Horse of the Year for his victories on the track. On February 8th, 1983, eight armed men showed up at the stables where Shergar was kept as a stud and stole him for ransom. They never got a single pound and the hors...Show More
The Kensington Runestone

59:37 | Jul 30th, 2015

Discovered in 1898, the 200 lb Kensington Runestone is, as the name suggests, a stone covered in runes. What makes this stone so interesting is that it was found in Minnesota, USA. Though the authenticity of this out of place artifact has been hotly ...Show More
Fate of the IXth Roman Legion

59:11 | Jul 23rd, 2015

Somewhere between 100 to 120 AD the 9th Roman legion disappeared from the record books. Were they disbanded, defeated in a fierce battle (if so which one), or absorbed into another legion?
Places You Don't Want To Go

1:19:40 | Jul 16th, 2015

It's summer and that means that you want to go on vacation. In this episode we tell you about three different places that you don't want to go to on that vacation.
Yamashita's Gold

1:01:52 | Jul 9th, 2015

Prior to and continuing through WWII, Japanese forces occupied a huge swath of East Asia, from which they looted a fantastic amount of gold, silver and gems. Much of the treasure was shipped to the Philippines for re-shipment to Japan, but as the US ...Show More
The Disappearance of Zebb Quinn

57:42 | Jul 2nd, 2015

After receiving a mysterious page on January 2, 2000, Zebb Quinn cancelled his plans with a friend and drove away, never to be seen again. His car was found two weeks later in a parking lot with lips drawn on the rear window. He has never been found,...Show More
Charles Darwin's Health

1:16:29 | Jun 25th, 2015

The theories of Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of natural selection, are known world wide. What isn't known is what caused his ill health. For much of his life Darwin suffered from varying chronic symptoms but to this day we still don't kno...Show More
Short: The Vela Incident

24:08 | Jun 23rd, 2015

On September 22, 1979, a Vela satellite picked up a hallmark double flash, signifying that a 2-3 kiloton Nuclear bomb had been detonated. However, the people in charge of investigating this explosion have refused to confirm it was a detonation, inste...Show More
Death of Huey Long

1:00:42 | Jun 18th, 2015

In Sept. 1935, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was assassinated in the Louisiana State House by Dr. Karl Weiss. Or was he?
What's the Frequency Kenneth?

56:49 | Jun 11th, 2015

On October 5, 1986 Dan Rather was attacked on the street by a man who was reportedly yelling "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" While some say this mystery is solved, there's deeper layers than apparent at first glance.
The Death of Princess Diana

2:35:25 | Jun 4th, 2015

On August 31st, 1997 Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash in Paris. Theories abound as to why it happened. Was it really a random accident, was it the fault of her driver, were the paparazzi responsible, or was her death part of a sinister c...Show More
The Mills Family

1:09:59 | May 21st, 2015

Al and Jeannie Mills were devoted members of the People's Temple of San Francisco until 1975, when they "defected". For this they were excoriated by Jim Jones, leader of the Temple, who reportedly called for their deaths not long before his own, in J...Show More
Tube Sock Killer?

1:16:03 | May 7th, 2015

In 1985 two couples were killed in the woods south of Tacoma, Washington. The bodies of each the female victims were found with a knotted tube sock tied around their neck. Is this the hallmark of an unknown serial killer or just a set of coincidental...Show More
Vatican Murders

1:23:05 | Apr 30th, 2015

In 1998 the commandant of the Vatican's Swiss Guards was murdered, along with his wife, by another Swiss Guard, in an apparent murder/suicide. Or was it?
Tupac and Biggie

1:33:15 | Apr 23rd, 2015

Tupac Shakur and Christopher George Latore Wallace died just 6 months apart, both under similar mysterious circumstances. Likewise, both had albums released shortly after their deaths which contained references to faking death- to varying degrees of ...Show More
Black Knight Satellite

1:09:58 | Apr 16th, 2015

Since the late 50's there have been numerous reports of something circling the earth in a polar orbit, something that was there before we could a satellite into orbit. Theories abound as to what it could be. Alien satellite, space junk, some other sp...Show More
Time Travelers

1:05:18 | Apr 9th, 2015

In this episode we look into three popular stories of time travelers and try to see what is really there.
Keddie Murders

1:15:42 | Apr 2nd, 2015

In April 1981, three people were bludgeoned and stabbed to death in the tiny town of Keddie, California--and a fourth, a 12-year-old girl, was kidnapped. Parts of her skeleton were found three years later. The murders were never solved.
Gef the Talking Mongoose

29:07 | Apr 1st, 2015

A family on the Isle of Man, in 1931, found that they had a rather strange house guest who called himself Gef. You guessed it, he was a talking mongoose who got up to all kinds of hijinks. Happy April fools.
Madeleine McCann

1:17:03 | Mar 26th, 2015

While on holiday with her parents, British 3 year old Madeline McCann disappeared from her bedroom on the night of may 3rd, 2007. The search that ensued has been noted as one of the largest ever, and 8 years later, answers are still as illusive as ev...Show More
The Tylenol Murders

1:04:35 | Mar 19th, 2015

In 1982 someone laced bottles of Tylenol capsules with potassium cyanide and put the tampered bottles back on the shelf killing 7 people. While there have been a few suspects no one knows for sure who actually did it.
B Traven

52:15 | Mar 12th, 2015

B. Traven was an author who wrote, among other things, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Thing is, nobody really knows for sure who he really was...
Arthur's Seat Dolls

41:44 | Mar 5th, 2015

In Edinburgh in 1836, a group of boys who were hunting rabbits came across a small alcove and found something very peculiar- 17 small caskets containing 17 small dolls. Immediately thought to be connected to witchcraft, these dolls have been a myster...Show More
Mima Mounds

1:04:52 | Feb 26th, 2015

The Mima mounds, located in southwestern Washington state, have been baffling scientists for decades. These strange domes of earth rise up out of the landscape covering large areas in a loosely regular pattern. To date no one can seem to figure out w...Show More
Short: Poe Toaster

19:16 | Feb 17th, 2015

For nearly 80 years, someone (or someones) was seen toasting Poe with a glass of cognac, leaving the bottle and three roses on Poe's original grave. The identity of this someone is still a mystery.
The Count St. Germain

49:27 | Feb 12th, 2015

The mysterious Count of St Germain traveled Europe in the 18th century, hob-knobbing with royalty, conducting diplomacy, fomenting revolutions--shaping Europe to his, or someone's, liking. It's even rumored that he had a hand in the American Revoluti...Show More
The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

1:02:16 | Feb 5th, 2015

October 7,1849, is a date many people are well acquainted with. Five days prior, renowned poet Edgar Allan Poe was found delirious and in need of "immediate assistance". On the 7th, he died. The events leading up to his October 3rd discovery are wide...Show More
Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion

1:04:55 | Jan 29th, 2015

On November 22, 1987 someone overpowered two different TV stations transmissions broadcasting a nearly unintelligible message using the guise of Max Headroom. Who it was, what it meant, and why they did it no one knows for sure.
The Mull Air Mystery

43:28 | Jan 22nd, 2015

A plane crash. A dead body. But.... they're in different places. On Christmas Eve 1975, Peter Gibbs, a former RAF pilot, took off from Glenforsa Airfield on the Isle of Mull, and never returned. 4 months later, his body was found on a hillside about ...Show More
Short: Things that bob in the water

15:27 | Jan 13th, 2015

Mysterious things are washing up on shore. Tjipetir Tiles are washing up all over Europe. Two mysterious crates found floating off the coast of Florida--one filled with balloons. This one is still unexplained, but I've got an idea....
Michele Miscavige

1:27:24 | Jan 8th, 2015

The wife of the head of the Church of Scientology disappeared from public in 2007. Since then lots of people have wondered where she was and what happened to her. She could be dead or locked away somewhere. Anyone who knows isn't telling.
Donald Crowhurst

52:03 | Dec 30th, 2014

Donald Crowhurst, a 35-year-old British inventor and businessman, set out in October 1968 to sail around the world alone as part of a contest. In July 1969 his sailboat was discovered adrift and without its skipper. Then things got even stranger.

41:12 | Dec 25th, 2014

Possibly one of the most famous cryptids, Mothman is often dismissed as a bird, while others agree he is an alien. Do herons really get that big (and hairy)? Is it possible that Mothman is a real harbinger of disasters? And what is with the glowing r...Show More
The Truth about Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

24:25 | Dec 23rd, 2014

In a holiday tradition the Thinking Sideways crew takes a look at Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in an effort to try and figure out what actually makes him glow.
Rendlesham Forest Incident

1:12:13 | Dec 18th, 2014

In December 1980 at RAF airbase Woodbridge an unidentified craft was spotted, on two different nights, by the US Airmen stationed there. The official reports indicate that nothing our of the ordinary actually happened while the witnesses advocate tha...Show More
Jean Spangler

50:18 | Dec 11th, 2014

In October 1949, Jean Spangler, a 26-year-old aspiring actress, left her home and never returned. Her purse turned up 2 days later, with a cryptic note in it; 2 days after that, a very famous movie star called the LAPD out of the blue to deny that he...Show More
Cicada 3301

1:20:16 | Dec 4th, 2014

"Not all mysteries are solvable, but prize comes in the pursuit." Called "the most elaborate and mysterious puzzle of the internet", Cicada 3301 is the name given to an organization that posts complex puzzles for public consumption on or around the 5...Show More

39:11 | Nov 27th, 2014

For centuries strange "booming" noises have been heard in coastal regions all around the world. Some say they are part of a government conspiracy, others say it is the sound of the continental shelf shifting. What is making all the racket?
Who was Lori Erica Ruff

1:02:19 | Nov 20th, 2014

After her death by suicide in 2010, Lori Erica Ruff (nee Kennedy) was discovered by her family to have been living under a false name, and that her real name was Becky Turner, except… Becky Turner died in 1971 at the age of 2. Who was Lori Ruff? Lots...Show More
Short: Isabella Art Theft

19:59 | Nov 18th, 2014

On the night of March 18, 1990, a pair of thieves disguised as Boston police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and roamed the Museum’s galleries, stealing thirteen works of art. None of the missing art has shown up and though the F...Show More
Bill Brennan

43:45 | Nov 13th, 2014

In 1992, Stardust casino employee Bill Brennan walks out of work with half a million dollars belonging to the casino. He hasn't been heard from since. With that much money, did he chose to disappear? Or is it more than coincidence that the Stardust h...Show More
Who settled the New World first?

1:12:03 | Nov 6th, 2014

Everyone knows that humans were in the New World long before Columbus arrived but no one knows exactly how they got there. On foot, in boats, across the Pacific or the Atlantic ocean? Is there only one option or could all the players be right?
Jack the Ripper

2:02:17 | Oct 30th, 2014

Jack the Ripper terrorized London in 1888, 5 women are attributed to having died horrifically by his hand but no one is certain if that number is correct. Who was he, why did he do it, and where did he go? These are questions that have plagued everyo...Show More