Unexplained

Unexplained

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Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast


SEASON 5 POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Apr 2 • 1 min
Announcement: It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the postponement of Season 05 of Unexplained, which was due to launch tomorrow. Despite the series being ready to go, the uncertainty caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 has unfortunately led to…
S04 Episode 21 Extra: Echoes in a Shallow Bay
Jan 3 • 12 min
SEASON 4 SEND-OFF All of us will die and even for those who believe we are somehow more than a bundle of cells and flickering synapses and that something else awaits us beyond this mortal realm – there are few who consider the preservation of the body or…
S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.2 of 2)
Dec 27, 2019 • 21 min
Part Two of S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight In 1980, Harris County’s Newport subdivision housing development in Texas, put its newest set of plots on the market. The Williams and Haneys were just two sets of couples who moved into the area shortly…
S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.1 of 2)
Dec 20, 2019 • 23 min
In 1980, Harris County’s Newport subdivision housing development in Texas, put its newest set of plots on the market. The Williams and Haneys were just two sets of couples who moved into the area shortly afterwards. It was a decision, they would soon come…
S04 Episode 20 Extra: Outside the Darkroom
Dec 13, 2019 • 13 min
Many say that if a genuine alien spacecraft really had appeared on earth, there would be incontrovertible photographic or video evidence to prove it. And yet, there are countless videos and photos purporting to reveal exactly that. More often than not,…
S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 2 of 2)
Dec 6, 2019 • 31 min
Part Two of S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming Travis Walton has been missing for five days after his six co-workers claim to have seen him being attacked by a UFO. And now, Travis has returned… Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or…
S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 1 of 2)
Nov 29, 2019 • 31 min
Part One of S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming In November 1975 seven forestry workers headed into Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves national forest for a routine day’s work. Only six of them would return that night, with one hell of a story to tell… Go to…
S04 Episode 19 Extra: Touching from a Distance
Nov 22, 2019 • 14 min
In the early hours of March 14th 1928, below deck of an ocean liner just off the coast of West Africa, former RAF pilot Colonel George Henderson reportedly experienced a ‘crisis apparition’ of his friend and fellow pilot, Captain Raymond Hinchcliffe…
S04 Episode 19: A View from a Hill
Nov 15, 2019 • 24 min
For any regular listener of this show, as you may have gathered, Unexplained is rather fond of a good old haunted house story. The story of the Cooneen ghost house of Ireland is just one such tale, often regarded as one of the most compelling supposed…
S04 Episode 18 Extra: Buried Under Brambles
Nov 8, 2019 • 11 min
Whatever your thoughts on supposed occult groups conducting rituals in England’s west Sussex countryside, for whatever reason, it’s fair to say the region has certainly had its fair share of weirdness. In fact, only last year, yet another peculiar story…
S04 Episode 18: The Dark Ascending
Nov 1, 2019 • 25 min
Chanctonbury Ring, an ancient and unusual landmark located in Sussex, England, and the surrounding countryside has long been considered by some to be a hotbed of strange and peculiar activity. In the 1970s, one local resident set out to dig a little…
E10 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 10)
Oct 31, 2019 • 6 min
EPISODE 10 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a…
E09 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 09)
Oct 31, 2019 • 7 min
EPISODE 09 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a…
E08 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 08)
Oct 31, 2019 • 5 min
EPISODE 08 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a…
E07 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 07)
Oct 31, 2019 • 1 min
EPISODE 07 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a…
E06 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 06)
Oct 31, 2019 • 2 min
EPISODE 06 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a…
E05 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 05)
Oct 31, 2019 • 3 min
EPISODE 05 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a…
E04 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 04)
Oct 31, 2019 • 3 min
EPISODE 04 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a…
E03 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 03)
Oct 31, 2019 • 1 min
EPISODE 03 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a…
E02 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 02)
Oct 31, 2019 • 3 min
EPISODE 02 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a…
E01 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 01)
Oct 31, 2019 • 4 min
EPISODE 01 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a…
S04 Episode 17 Extra: Reid Me My Rights
Oct 25, 2019 • 11 min
Despite it first being formerly recognised by psychologist Hugo Münsterberg in 1906, only today are we really getting to grips with understanding the phenomenon of false confessions. In this episode we take a closer look at the worrying way in which false…
S04 Episode 17: Appearing is Being (Pt.2 of 2)
Oct 18, 2019 • 31 min
Part Two of S04 Episode 17: Appearing is Being In January 1974, in a quiet port town in Iceland, one teenager’s mysterious and tragic disappearance proves just the beginning in a devastating chain of events that will forever haunt the nation. In part two,…
S04 Episode 17: Appearing is Being (Pt. 1 of 2)
Oct 11, 2019 • 30 min
In January 1974, in a quiet port town in Iceland, one teenager’s mysterious and tragic disappearance proves just the beginning in a devastating chain of events that will forever haunt the nation. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or…
S04 Episode 16 Extra: Sanity and Other Irrationalities
Oct 4, 2019 • 12 min
The notion that it is possible to exist in one state of awareness and perpetrate terrible acts without even realising it, represents a very singular type of horror. This week’s Extra, with a little help from Euripides, takes a closer look at the idea. Go…
S04 E16: Folie Adieu
Sep 27, 2019 • 23 min
In May 2008, twin sisters and Swedish nationals Sabina and Ursula Eriksson took a ferry from Ireland to Liverpool in England and boarded a bus to London. The pair would never make it to London nor ever disclose where they were going or why they were in…
S04 Episode 15 Extra: Final Cut
Sep 20, 2019 • 10 min
Whatever we might think about the actions of Burke & Hare, their crimes were as much a result of market forces as anything else. Today’s black market organ trade provides a very modern equivalent. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or…
S04 E15: Where The Bodies Lie
Sep 13, 2019 • 29 min
It was on one bright summer’s day in 1836 that a group of boys out hunting rabbits on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, made a very bizarre and macabre discovery. Could it have been linked to one of the city’s most infamous murder sprees from only a few years…
S04 Episode 14 Extra: 2+2=5
Sep 6, 2019 • 12 min
In last week’s episode, Negative Space, we looked at the chilling tale of the Perron family haunting, which, like many people I first came across through the film The Conjuring. In this week’s extra we look a little closer at key elements of the story…
S04 Episode 14: Negative Space
Aug 30, 2019 • 26 min
Many listeners of Unexplained might be familiar with the 2013 film The Conjuring directed by James Wan. Some however, might not know the true story behind the film. Before Hollywood, before the involvement of Lorraine and Ed Warren there was just a…
S04 Episode 13 Extra: Fade to White
Aug 23, 2019 • 12 min
In the winter of 1930, a fur trapper is alleged to have discovered an abandoned village on the shores of Lake Anjikuni, in what is commonly known today as the territory of Nunavut in Northern Canada. What exactly happened to its former residents is a…
S04 Episode 13: Lost in Stormy Visions (Pt.3 of 3)
Aug 16, 2019 • 28 min
Part Three of S04 Episode 13: Lost in Stormy Visions In the late 16th century, a series of English dreamers attempted to establish the first English colony in the New World. Their efforts, in equal parts brave and utterly callous would leave a trail of…
S04 Episode 13: Lost in Stormy Visions (Pt.2 of 3)
Aug 9, 2019 • 28 min
Part Two of S04 Episode 13: Lost in Stormy Visions In the late 16th century, a series of English dreamers attempted to establish the first English colony in the New World. Their efforts, in equal parts brave and utterly callous would leave a trail of…
S04 Episode 13: Lost in Stormy Visions (Pt.1 of 3)
Aug 2, 2019 • 27 min
In the late 16th century, a series of English dreamers attempted to establish the first English colony in the New World. Their efforts, in equal parts brave and utterly callous would leave a trail of death and disaster in their wake. It is nothing less…
S04 Episode 12 Extra: Escaping the Cave
Jul 26, 2019 • 14 min
In 1954, Robbers Cave State Park in Oklahoma became the location of one of the most audacious and controversial social psychology experiments of all time. This is the unbelievable story. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or…
S04 Episode 12: Wilderness Be Still
Jul 19, 2019 • 28 min
In October 2009, a white pick-up truck was found abandoned deep in the Sans Bois mountains in Oklahoma. The discovery would spark the beginning of one of the state’s most peculiar and tragic unexplained mysteries. Go to @unexplainedpod,…
S04 Episode 11 Extra: The Sky Inside
Jul 12, 2019 • 14 min
In last week’s episode, New Dawn Fades, we traced the origins of what is commonly referred to as the Roswell incident. In this week’s extra we look at how changing trends in culture and general thinking have influenced our interpretation of UFOs…
S04 Episode 11: New Dawn Fades (Pt.2 of 2)
Jul 5, 2019 • 26 min
Second and final part of S04 E11: New Dawn Fades For many the term ‘Area-51’ is synonymous with UFOs and theories on just what it is the US government really knows about supposed visitors from other realms. And with one incident in particular, that sits…
S04 Episode 11: New Dawn Fades (Pt.1 of 2)
Jun 28, 2019 • 24 min
For many the term ‘Area-51’ is synonymous with UFOs and theories on just what it is the US government really knows about supposed visitors from other realms. And with one incident in particular, that sits at the very top of Ufology lore… Go to…
S04 Episode 10 Extra: PEAR Review
Jun 21, 2019 • 13 min
The idea of our potential to possess psychokinetic powers has been around for millennia and has become a frequently used trope in the genre of science fiction. Incredibly, for 30 years one research lab based out of America’s Princeton University…
S04 Episode 10: The Creeping
Jun 14, 2019 • 25 min
In 1878 in a small cottage in the town of Amherst, Nova Scotia a series of peculiar events took place. What is known today as the The Great Amherst Mystery is considered by some to be the most terrifying and convincing incidence of a poltergeist haunting…
S04 Episode 9 Extra: Forewarning Signs
Jun 7, 2019 • 15 min
In the wake of the Aberfan disaster of 1966, psychiatrist Dr. John Barker set up the Premonitions Bureau. This extraordinary idea sort to collate apparent precognitive dreams in an effort to save lives from future disasters. Some believe it may have…
S04 Episode 9: Darkness in Sight
May 31, 2019 • 25 min
As Aristotle pointed out as far back as the 4th century BCE, in his treatise “On Prophesying in Dreams,” perhaps it is merely because so many believe their dreams to ‘possess a special significance’ that we are minded to give them that significance. Yet…
S04 Episode 8 Extra: Mostly Dead is Slightly Alive
May 24, 2019 • 12 min
Today it is generally agreed that absolute death for humans comes only when the brain has irreversibly ceased to function. However, a remarkable paper authored by a team of neuroscientist from Yale School of Medicine and published in April 2019, has…
S04 Episode 8: Death’s Pale Flag (Pt.2 of 2)
May 17, 2019 • 28 min
Part Two of S04 Episode 08: Death’s Pale Flag In 1980, a stranger walked into a village marketplace in Haiti claiming to be a local landowner named Clairvius Narcisse. After interviewing the man and his family, local authorities confirmed that he was…
S04 Episode 8: Death’s Pale Flag (Pt.1 of 2)
May 10, 2019 • 25 min
In 1980, a stranger walked into a village marketplace in Haiti claiming to be a local landowner named Clairvius Narcisse. After interviewing the man and his family, local authorities confirmed that he was indeed who he said he was. The only problem was…
S04 Episode 7 Extra: Between the Absurd and Momentous
May 3, 2019 • 16 min
A quick search online will throw up a host of individuals, who’s apparent psychic abilities have helped to crack police cases, but there is one who stands out a little more than the others. Known variously as the Dutchman with the X-ray mind, The Radar…
S04 Episode 7: Called to the Forest (Pt.2 of 2)
Apr 26, 2019 • 30 min
The second and final instalment of S04 Episode 7: Called to the Forest In February 1978, five men from the Yuba-Sutter Area in Northern California, took a short trip to watch their favourite basketball team play in a local derby. The heartbreaking story…
S04 Episode 7: Called to the Forest (Pt. 1 of 2)
Apr 19, 2019 • 30 min
In February 1978, five men from the Yuba-Sutter Area in Northern California, took a short trip to watch their favourite basketball team play in a local derby. The heartbreaking story of how the men never returned home is not in doubt. What exactly…
S04 Episode 6 Extra: Thoughts Unsaid and then Forgotten
Apr 12, 2019 • 18 min
Last week’s episode about the infamous ghost ship Mary Celeste put me in mind of a story about influential artist Bas Jan Ader. In 1975, Ader was lost at sea after attempting a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. In this extra episode we learn more about…
S04 Episode 6: The Silence of the Sea
Apr 5, 2019 • 32 min
On December 4th 1872, the crew of the cargo ship Dei Gratia, came across a ghost ship set adrift in the Atlantic Ocean, 400 miles to the east of the Azores. The fate of the vessel, Mary Celeste, and that of its crew has since become known as perhaps the…
S04 Episode 5 Extra: Deadly Skins
Mar 29, 2019 • 30 min
In last week’s episode, Pre-Sense, a young girl claimed to see people who had long since died. This story was used as the basis for the 2013 film, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia. The film played on the idea that these spirits were ghosts…
S04 Episode 5: Pre-Sense
Mar 22, 2019 • 26 min
In M. Night Shyamalan’s iconic 1999 film The Sixth Sense, a young boy named Cole Sear, claimed to be able to see dead people. Back in 1989, in a small town just outside the city of Columbus in Georgia, in the United States, another young child was…
S04 Episode 4 Extra: Coexistentialism
Mar 15, 2019 • 21 min
In last week’s episode, Always Already, we journeyed deep into the Amazonian rainforest with the Mayoruna tribe and acclaimed photojournalist Loren McIntyre, who hoped to be the first person to photograph them. To some, McIntyre’s ambition to locate the…
S04 Episode 4: Always Already (Pt.2 of 2)
Mar 8, 2019 • 35 min
Part 2 of S04 Episode 4: Always Already In 1969, National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre travelled deep into the Amazon in search of the Mayoruna tribe who were said to maintain no contact with the outside world. What happened next left him…
S04 Episode 4: Always Already (Pt.1 of 2)
Mar 1, 2019 • 29 min
In 1969, National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre travelled deep into the Amazon in search of the Mayoruna tribe who were said to maintain no contact with the outside world. What happened next left him wondering for the rest of his life whether it…
S04 Episode 3 Extra: Listomania
Feb 22, 2019 • 15 min
In last week’s episode, we learned how one couple’s dream move to the Boulevard in Westfield, NJ, was scuppered by a series of sinister letters written by an anonymous scribe, known only as the Watcher. Incredibly however, for such a quiet and seemingly…
S04 Episode 3: I See You
Feb 15, 2019 • 33 min
On June 4th 2014 Derek and Maria Broaddus bought a $1.3 millon mansion in the affluent town of Westfield, NJ. Then a sinister letter arrived in the post. Their purchase hadn’t gone unnoticed and The Watcher was keeping tabs… Go to @unexplainedpod,…
S04 Episode 2 Extra: Dog Star
Feb 8, 2019 • 26 min
In April 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the earth. What is less well known however is the story of those other animals who helped pave the way for his extraordinary feat, and one in particular who beat him to it, as the first sentient…
S04 Episode 2: Coming to You Live
Feb 1, 2019 • 29 min
During one of the most turbulent and innovative decades in human history, four teenagers encounter something unexpected near the village of Saltwood in Kent, England, while making their way home from a dance. The year is 1963 and something strange is…
S04 Episode 1 Extra: Account Closed
Jan 25, 2019 • 12 min
In this week’s extra episode we take a brief look back at the life of self-styled ghosthunter Eddie Burks and the case for which he is most remembered, the ‘ghost’ of Coutts bank. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or…
S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 2 of 2)
Jan 18, 2019 • 29 min
S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 2 of 2) At the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons in the shadow of the Pen y Fan peak, sits a large stone house. Named Heol Fanog, or Road to the Peaks, for one couple who moved there in 1989 the house was…
S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 1 of 2)
Jan 11, 2019 • 28 min
S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 1 of 2) At the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons in the shadow of the Pen y Fan peak, sits a large stone house. Named Heol Fanog, or Road to the Peaks, for one couple who moved there in 1989 the house was…
Halloween Special 2018 - Unexplained Audiobook Extract
Oct 31, 2018 • 22 min
2018’s Unexplained Halloween Special is an extract from the new Unexplained Audiobook, settle in as as we follow a group of learned women and men on the hunt for ghosts… Amazon: https://amzn.to/2HxlqyY Amazon audiobook: https://amzn.to/2r1PbB3…
S03 Episode 12 Extra: This New Puritan
Oct 16, 2018 • 18 min
The elevation of the figure known as Jack the Ripper to perversely mythological proportions owes much to a new type of journalism that emerged around the same time as the Whitechapel murders; and there was one among all in the industry who for better or…
S03 Episode 12: The Square (Pt.2 of 2)
Oct 2, 2018 • 23 min
WARNING: This episode contains scenes of an extremely graphic and violent nature which may distress some listeners (not suitable for children). Part 2 of S03 Episode 12: The Square. On the night of August 30th 1888, a great fire raged under storm clouds…
S03 Episode 12: The Square (Pt.1 of 2)
Sep 25, 2018 • 28 min
WARNING: This episode contains scenes of an extremely graphic and violent nature which may distress some listeners (not suitable for children). On the night of August 30th 1888, a great fire raged under storm clouds in an East London dockyard, turning the…
S03 Episode 11 Extra: Hare Raising
Sep 18, 2018 • 14 min
The beguiling Oak Island mystery brought to mind another much-publicised treasure hunt of an eminently more gentle variety, though it is a story no less interesting because of it. This is the extraordinary story of Masquerade… Go to @unexplainedpod,…
S03 Episode 11: Into the Abyss (Pt.2 of 2)
Sep 11, 2018 • 27 min
S03 Episode 11: Into the Abyss (pt.2)In 1795, Donald MacInnes is a farmer working on Oak Island, a small land mass just off the coast of Nova Scotia. While walking through a clearing one morning, he discovers a strange circular impression on the ground.…
S03 Episode 11: Into the Abyss (Pt.1 of 2)
Sep 4, 2018 • 24 min
In 1795, Donald MacInnes is a farmer working on Oak Island, a small land mass just off the coast of Nova Scotia. While walking through a clearing one morning, he discovers a strange circular impression on the ground. What he finds underneath it, will…
S03 Episode 10 Extra: This Message Will Self Construct
Aug 28, 2018 • 12 min
WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS OF INJURY. In last week’s episode we looked at the beguiling case of Shanti Devi, a young girl from Delhi who believed she had lived before in a past life. For many, their sense of identity is tied up in a strong sense…
S03 Episode 10: Here is Always Somewhere Else
Aug 21, 2018 • 27 min
When 3-year-old Shanti Devi becomes convinced she has lived a past life, her parents naturally assume it is just a childish game. Today her story is considered by many to show nothing less than absolute proof of reincarnation. Go to @unexplainedpod,…
S03 Episode 9 Extra: Forever, forever, ever?
Aug 14, 2018 • 11 min
Humans have long speculated on the concept of an afterlife, however it is only fairly recently that we have attempted to study the possibility of it scientifically. This week’s extra dips a little toe into the intra-world of the Near Death Experience… Go…
S03 Episode 9: Come Talk to Me
Aug 7, 2018 • 29 min
In the summer of 1958 in Mölnbo, Sweden, EVP pioneer Friedrich Jürgenson was attempting to record the sound of birdsong in his garden. What he captured instead would change his life forever. Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or…
S03 Episode 8 Extra: The Voices of Energy
Jul 31, 2018 • 10 min
This week’s Unexplained Extra takes a closer look at the phenomena known as Instrumental Transcommunication - the process of supposed communication with the dead or discarnate through electronic devices. Go to @unexplainedpod,…
S03 Episode 8: REPEAT INPUT UNTIL END
Jul 24, 2018 • 31 min
In the autumn of 1984, in the village of Dodleston on the border of England and Cymru, something peculiar is occurring. When Ken Webster brings a computer home as a favour for a friend, little did he know he would soon be communicating with an apparent…
S03 Special Episode: Richard MacLean Smith Q & A and Book Reviews
Jul 17, 2018 • 38 min
With Unexplained the book due out on October 25th 2018, a number of people have asked me what books have inspired me and the show. Rather than list them I thought, why not talk about them instead. In tandem with a question and answer session I review a…
Q & A announcement for Tuesday 17th July 2018
Jul 12, 2018 • 1 min
Since the announcement of the unexplained book which is due out on October 25th, a few people have been asking me for a reading list of books that have inspired me and the show.So in place of an Extra episode for next Tuesday July 17th 2018 I thought why…
S03 Episode 7: Shadowplay
Jul 10, 2018 • 31 min
The 2017 film Verónica, directed by Paco Plaza, tells the story of a teenage girl from a suburb in Madrid, who dies in terrifying circumstances after fooling around with a Ouija board. Many may have seen the film, but did you know it was based on a deeply…
S03 Episode 6 Extra: Chupa Chupa
Jul 3, 2018 • 19 min
In last week’s episode, Shores of the Unknown we explored the west Wales flap of 1977. Amazingly, it wasn’t nearly the most peculiar supposed UFO incident of that year. S03 Episode 6 Extra: Chupa Chupa features the extraordinary story of the Brazilian…
S03 Episode 6: Shores of the Unknown
Jun 26, 2018 • 31 min
1977, in the village of Broad Haven in Wales, a bizarre episode at the local primary school sets off an extraordinary series of events, unparalleled in the history of the British UFO experience; a series of events that remain to this day, very much…
S03 Episode 5 Extra: When Apples Fall
Jun 19, 2018 • 15 min
In the world of parapsychology, it has long be supposed that apparent poltergeist activity, if it were to exist at all, is not the malevolent workings of the deceased but rather the result of telekinesis – the potential ability of an individual to…
S03 Episode 5: Banggerreng
Jun 12, 2018 • 30 min
In January 1998 a curious set of events besieged the tenants of 90 Mcminns Drive in Humpty Doo, Northern Australia. It has been described as one of the country’s most compelling and terrifying cases of a poltergeist haunt. Go to @unexplainedpod,…
S03 Episode 4 Extra: There’s No Place Like Home
Jun 5, 2018 • 10 min
As interest in all things ancient Egyptian grew in the wake of the rediscovery of Tutenkhamun’s tomb in 1922, so too did the number of people claiming to have lived a previous life during the time of the Pharoahs. There was one person however whose…
S03 Episode 4: From Eternity to Here
May 29, 2018 • 43 min
It’s 1922 and two men are on the hunt for something so incredible, if they were to find it, it would likely be considered the greatest archeological find the world had ever known. But at what price? S03 Episode 4: From Eternity to Here tells the…
S03 Episode 3 Extra: The Brockley Spectre
May 22, 2018 • 13 min
In last week’s episode Under the Asphalt, we came across some strange goings on taking place inside Frankham House - part of a south London housing estate - in the 1970s. It brought to mind another south London ghost that is alleged to have plagued a…
S03 Episode 3: Under the Asphalt
May 15, 2018 • 28 min
Considering there have been settlers based around the area of London for over 5000 years, it’s hardly surprising that under all that concrete we find many remnants of those that have come before us. But what comes of those whose remnants have been…
S03 Episode 2 Extra: The Ring
May 8, 2018 • 13 min
Perhaps more than anything, what grips many people about the case of Johnny Frank Garrett 9as explored in S03 E02 is the revelation that shortly before Garrett’s execution he had written a visceral and passionate final letter placing a curse on all those…
S03 Episode 2: Lex Talionis (Pt. 2 of 2)
May 1, 2018 • 26 min
Part 2 of S03 Episode 2: Lex Talionis (Warning: contains scenes of a distressing nature). A 2014 study concluded that over 4% of people sentenced to death in the United States of America, have been convicted for crimes they did not commit; Some might…
Unexplained Book Trailer
May 1, 2018 • 0 min
I’m extremely excited to share the news that over the last year I have been working on a book, featuring ten new real-life events from around the world which continue to evade explanation. Each chapter will go deeper than I have on the podcast into not…
S03 Episode 2: Lex Talionis (Pt. 1 of 2)
Apr 24, 2018 • 25 min
Part 1 of S03 Episode 2: Lex Talionis( Warning: contains scenes of a distressing nature) A 2014 study concluded that over 4% of people sentenced to death in the United States of America, have been convicted for crimes they did not commit;Some might…
S03 Episode 1 Extra: Cameron
Apr 17, 2018 • 14 min
For the last episode We Are the Witchcraft, we took an in-depth look into the extraordinary life and death of pioneering rocket scientist and magician Jack Parsons. In this week’s Extra episode we take a closer look at the no less extraordinary life of…
S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft (Pt. 3 of 3)
Apr 10, 2018 • 39 min
The final instalment of S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft (Contains adult themes). John Maynard Keynes described Isaac Newton as the last of the magicians; the last person of science for whom the gnostic mysteries still held some sway. In 1914 another…
S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft (Pt. 2 of 3)
Apr 3, 2018 • 40 min
Part 2 of We Are The Witchcraft (Contains adult themes). John Maynard Keynes described Isaac Newton as the last of the magicians; the last person of science for whom the gnostic mysteries still held some sway. In 1914 another scientist and magician was…
S03 Episode 1 pt.1 Extra: Crowley Recap
Mar 27, 2018 • 28 min
When Jack Parsons first heard the name Aleister Crowley he could scarcely have known how much it would change his life. But who was the man once dubbed the wickedest Man in the world? With pt. 2 of We Are The Witchcraft due out on Tuesday April 3rd, we…
S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft (Pt. 1 of 3)
Mar 20, 2018 • 37 min
John Maynard Keynes described Isaac Newton as the last of the magicians; the last person of science for whom the gnostic mysteries still held some sway.In 1914 another scientist and magician was born. Jack Parsons would go on to help establish NASA’s Jet…
Halloween Special 2017
Oct 31, 2017 • 28 min
If on Halloween you come across a looped branch of briar-thorn sticking up from the ground, you might decide to creep through it three times in the devil’s name. Then afterwards cut a piece of it so that you might take it home and place it under your…
S02 Episode 5 Extra: Child Be Strange
Jul 18, 2017 • 11 min
In the last episode Roads to Knowhere, we found ourselves circling a small, concreted patch of England on the southern boundary of Yorkshire, known as the Stocksbridge Bypass. This seemingly unassuming stretch of road is considered by some to be the most…
S02 Episode 5: Roads to Knowhere
Jun 17, 2017 • 27 min
The A616 is a road in England running from the town of Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire to Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. In 1987 building began on a small stretch of the road that would later become known as the Stocksbridge Bypass, a stretch of road…
S02 Episode 4 Extra: The Sound of Fear
May 17, 2017 • 12 min
For the last episode, When the Snow Melts, we took an in-depth look into the unsettling mystery often referred to as the Dyatlov Pass Incident. The incident details the mysterious deaths of nine hikers as they attempted a challenging trek through the Ural…
S02 Episode 4: When the Snow Melts pt.3
May 10, 2017 • 35 min
With five of the students’ bodies now recovered from Kholat Syakhl mountain, rumours begin to circulate about just what exactly might have caused their deaths. Meanwhile, with four of the students still unaccounted for, lead investigator Lev Ivanov is…
S02 Episode 4: When the Snow Melts pt.2
Apr 26, 2017 • 31 min
It is February 25th 1959, and Igor Dyatlov and his team, due back in their hometown of Sverdlosk on February 13th have not been seen since January 28th. When their last movements are traced to a mountain known as Kholat Syakhl, or Dead Mountain, a…
S02 Episode 4: When the Snow Melts pt.1
Apr 12, 2017 • 37 min
On Friday January 23rd 1959, a story begins from out of the foothills of the Ural Mountains. A story that is perhaps the most extraordinary of all the stories featured on this show so far. A chilling and profound mystery that remains to this day…
S02 Episode 3 Extra: 6EQUJ5
Mar 29, 2017 • 15 min
In last week’s episode, The Final Flight, we looked at the tragic story of Australian Training Corp pilot Fred Valentich and his mysterious disappearance one evening in October 1978. In a famous last communication between Fred and Air Traffic Control it…
S02 Episode 3: The Last Flight
Mar 15, 2017 • 28 min
It has been calculated that the likelihood of the human race being the only sophisticated life form in the milky way is a one in sixty billion chance. The milky way is one of 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe. The following story is…
S02 Episode 2 Extra: My Name is John
Mar 1, 2017 • 9 min
In last week’s episode, Time Out of Joint, we looked at two incidences of a supposed time slip. In both stories we find ourselves questioning the validity of someone’s belief that they unwittingly stepped back into the past. But what, instead, if we were…
S02 Episode 2: Time Out of Joint
Feb 22, 2017 • 30 min
It has long been accepted that time as we know it, or at the very least in the sense that we experience it, is not what it seems. There are two accounts of alleged time-slips that took place in Britain in the 1950s. Writer and long time member of the…
S02 Episode 1 Extra: Operation Cone of Power
Feb 15, 2017 • 8 min
In last week’s episode, Whispers in the Trees, we looked at the unsettling mystery of the skeleton found inside the hollowed-out trunk of an old wych elm tree. In 1945, Dr. Margaret Murray suggested a possible occult link to the crime. As fanciful as the…
S02 Episode 1: Whispers in the Trees pt.2
Feb 7, 2017 • 27 min
Part Two of Episode 1: Whispers in the Trees. Where we return to the midlands in the winter of 1943 as the Worcestershire police try to unravel the mystery of the skeleton found in an old wych elm tree. Go to @unexplainedpod,…
S02 Episode 1: Whispers in the Trees pt.1
Jan 25, 2017 • 24 min
Traditionalists consider the real Black Country to only include the region just west of Birmingham where the 30ft coal seam comes to the surface - a product of once living trees, compressed and buried for millions of years, returning to the surface like…
Unexplained Halloween Special 2016
Oct 31, 2016 • 21 min
The Exorcist, released on December 26th 1973, is for many the most iconic horror film of all time. From William Freidkin’s masterful direction, to Blatty’s profound and personal script to the intensely evocative use of Mike Oldfied’s tubular bells, it is…
S01 Episode 10 Extra: Who Aiwass (Season 1 Sign-Off)
Jun 30, 2016 • 17 min
In last week’s episode, The Spaces that Linger, we journeyed to the grounds of Boleskine House on the banks of Loch Ness in the highlands of Scotland. Although the house has long been the subject of dark intrigue, it is best known for its association with…
S01 Episode 10: The Spaces that Linger
Jun 16, 2016 • 28 min
The world of horror is littered with unnerving locations, places that both draw from and have in turn seeped into the public imagination. For many there is one place in particular that continues to fascinate like no other in the UK. For its combination of…
Unexplained Bonus Episode: William, An Origin Story
Jun 2, 2016 • 23 min
With Unexplained on a short break until June 16th, here is something to fill the time… A short story about a strange boy called William. (Parental Guidance: some scenes of graphic horror) Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or…
S01 Episode 9: Dawn of the Head
May 19, 2016 • 26 min
Throughout history we have attributed worth and sentiment to inanimate objects, things that when looked at out of context or without the language to understand their worth would otherwise appear completely insignificant. But what of those objects that…
S01 Episode 8 Extra: Into the Myst
May 12, 2016 • 6 min
In last week’s episode, When the Light Fades, we looked at the haunting tale of the Lightkeepers of Eilean Mór. The island was often referred to as ‘the other country’, a place where a mysterious otherworld had touched with our own mortal world. It is a…
S01 Episode 8: When the Light Fades
May 5, 2016 • 33 min
Of all the unexplained mysteries I have come across there is one that has for me left the most indelible impression. As far as mysteries go you couldn’t invent a better story. A story that has over time led to some of the most extraordinary of…
S01 Episode 7 Extra: Hands Off
Apr 28, 2016 • 11 min
In last week’s episode, Ghosts in Time, we looked at the strange occurrences that took place in the 1920s at Borley Rectory in Essex, England. What intrigues me most about the story is its slight air of credibility due to the reputable character of the…
S01 Episode 7: Ghosts in Time
Apr 21, 2016 • 17 min
For all the many elements that constitute the paranormal, there are few things quite as evocative as the notion of ghosts. There are of course the ghosts that we carry with us in our daily lives, memories of those we have loved and lost or perhaps even…
S01 Episode 6 Extra: The Ultimate Price
Apr 14, 2016 • 9 min
In last week’s episode, Demons in Suburbia, we looked at the tragic story of Michael Taylor and in the process touched on the notion of free-will. The degree to which any of us can be truly held accountable for our actions is a complex and controversial…
S01 Episode 6: Demons in Suburbia
Apr 7, 2016 • 22 min
The notion that free-will might be nothing more than an illusion is a little unnerving to say the least. For some, it might merely be seen as a fascinating quirk of life. But for others, a lack of free-will might speak of something else entirely,…
S01 Episode 5 Extra: Can You Hear What I Hear
Mar 31, 2016 • 6 min
For last week’s episode, What Hides Beneath, we looked at the infamous K-219 incident and wondered at the many mysteries of the vast ocean deep. Some believe a strange underwater sound, known as a ‘quacker,’ may hold the key to unlocking the mystery.…
S01 Episode 5: What Hides Beneath
Mar 24, 2016 • 22 min
For all the myths and stories that have sprung from the sea, fantastical tales of monsters and mermaids, there remain those that make no allusions to metaphor, whose place is not for the pages of the poet or the psychologists couch but exist merely as a…
S01 Episode 4 Extra: The Victorian Ghostbusters
Mar 17, 2016 • 8 min
For last week’s episode, Where Darkness Plays, we touched briefly on the supernatural theories of the eminent Sir William Barrett. In 1882 Sir William had been a founding member of a fascinating collective known as the Society for Psychical Research, a…
S01 Episode 4: Where Darkness Plays
Mar 10, 2016 • 20 min
Fear, it would seem, is a powerful primal emotion. So potent that it can even make us afraid of things that may not even exist. But then again, just because we can’t see something, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there Featuring the terrifying Pontefract…
S01 Episode 3 Extra: Heaven’s Gate
Mar 3, 2016 • 10 min
In Unexplained Extra episodes we look at the stories that for one reason or other didn’t make it onto our show. For last week’s episode, Do You See What I See, we came across a story that demonstrates the sheer power of belief and how one man’s…
S01 Episode 3: Do You See What I See
Feb 25, 2016 • 20 min
The stories we tell can often be said to reveal certain truths about ourselves, and yet, the notion of truth is the most elusive of things. For the residents located near Howden Moor in the North East of England, the strange events that occurred on one…
S01 Episode 2: Resurrected Dreams
Feb 11, 2016 • 21 min
It could be said that all stories are ultimately about one thing – death. None more so than the stories we tell each other concerning what awaits us after life. It is a theme that can be found in stories told across every community and culture, from as…
S01 Episode 1: Opening the Gate
Jan 28, 2016 • 19 min
Since the dawn of communication we have shared stories about imaginary beings; entities such as demons, angels, monsters and fairies. But what if they weren’t stories at all? What if these entities were real, existing right next to us, right now, walking…