Unknowable

Unknowable

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We’re a brother and sister duo that love to talk about the mysterious, unusual, and unknowable.


53: Griffith Park & The Devil’s Tramping Ground
Oct 7 • 42 min
An odd episode for us — make sure you listen to both stories! The theme is haunted parks & woods. Justine tells us about Griffith Park in Los Angeles, a massive public space with a wicked curse in its history. Gray tells us about The Devil’s Tramping…
52: The Solway Firth Spaceman
Sep 23 • 53 min
Imagine having a relaxing day out with your wife and daughter, snapping a few photos to remember the time you had, and then developing the photos only to find what looks like a god dang ASTRONAUT in the background that you KNOW wasn’t there on your nature…
51: The Disappearance of Lars Mittank
Sep 10 • 58 min
When Lars Mittank arrived in Bulgaria with his friends, on vacation from their home in Germany, things were relaxed and carefree. But by the end of the trip, Lars had become paranoid and anxious, leaving his belongings at the airport and hopping a fence…
50: The Disappearance of Sneha Anne Philip
Aug 26 • 69 min
Last seen on September 10th, 2001, Sneha Anne Philip was a medical school resident in a happy marriage. But when she never returned home, the questions started to arise: did she perish in the attacks on the World Trade Center? Did she end up at the wrong…
49: The Axeman of New Orleans
Aug 13 • 94 min
The Axeman, or The Boogeyman as he was also known, was a killer who targeted Italian grocers in New Orleans in the early 20th century. He would pry off a panel of their door, kill or seriously maim them with an axe or straight razor, and then disappear as…
48: Australia’s T. Rex
Jul 29 • 49 min
The idea of a 20-foot T. Rex roaming the Northern Territory of Australia seems both fascinating and fantastic. Is there actually a descendent of the era of dinosaurs mutilating cattle in the Outback, or are people mistaking a present day lizard or bird…
47: Aphantasia
Jul 16 • 61 min
Can you imagine if your mind’s eye was blind? You try to think of your best friend’s face or your favorite beach spot or your childhood dog and… nothing materializes. Or maybe that’s everyday reality for you and you had no idea there was a name for it or…
46: The Dancing Plague of 1518
Jul 2 • 55 min
In July of 1518 the city of Alsace, in what is now modern day France, saw a woman start dancing… erratically, uncontrollably, for days. Soon others joined her until there were as many as 500 people dancing in the streets, possibly even to their deaths.…
45: The Salish Sea Feet
May 27 • 63 min
Since August 2007 at least 20 detached human feet have been found on the coasts of the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington state. I mean, if that’s not enough to draw you in, I’M NOT SURE WHAT IS.
44: The Beebe, Arkansas Bird Deaths
May 13 • 42 min
On New Year’s Day, two years in a row, a combined thousands of dead red-winged blackbirds were found on the streets and lawns of Beebe, Arkansas. What could have made such a mass death possible? Was it natural or supernatural? Was it linked to the…
43: The Pocomoonshine Lake Monster & Cassie the Casco Bay Sea Serpent
Apr 29 • 63 min
For this episode we decided to not only talk about aquatic cryptids but specifically ones that are believed to live in our home state of Maine. Gray tells us about The Pocomoonshine Lake Monster, a giant, eel-like creature swimming around in the northern…
42: The Lead Masks Case
Apr 15 • 67 min
Two men, dressed impeccably in suits, are found dead on a hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, wearing rain coats and, bizarrely enough, lead masks covering their eyes. What brought them there? What were the masks meant to protect against? Were their deaths…
41: The Disappearance of Carole Baskin’s Husband, Don Lewis
Apr 1 • 91 min
You had to know we couldn’t watch Tiger King and do an episode about the biggest mystery of all (besides how Joe Exotic’s eyebrow ring is holding on for dear life): what happened to Carole Baskin’s husband, Don Lewis? Did he crash his plan off the Gulf of…
40: The Mongolian Death Worm
Mar 18 • 41 min
Out in the vast expanse of the Gobi Desert there is believed to be a creature so devastating it has been dubbed The Mongolian Death Worm. Rarely seen but commonly feared, it has powers not typically known to living creatures… but is it real, or merely an…
39: The Mandela Effect
Mar 6 • 109 min
In episode 39 we tackle the mystery of our own brains. How is it that many of us remember things that never truly happened? We vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison, or seeing a movie starring Sinbad as a genie, or SWEAR the name is spelled…
38: The Setagaya/Miyazawa Family Murders & The Boy in the Chimney
Feb 20 • 80 min
This week we delve into some unexplained deaths… or are they both murders? Gray talks about the Setagaya/Miyazawa family murders, a family of 4 brutally slain in the Setagaya ward of Tokyo, Japan. Justine talks about Joshua Maddux, aka The Boy in the…
37: The Jersey Devil
Feb 5 • 66 min
We finally delve into the mystery that is the Jersey Devil. Is there actually a bizarre creature roaming the Pine Barrens, letting out bloodcurdling shrieks for unfortunate witnesses to hear? Is it simply the result of historical disdain and gossip? Hear…
36: The Denver International Airport
Jan 22 • 123 min
A seemingly innocent airport is the hub for ENDLESS conspiracy theories. Sordid ties to the Freemasons, a shadowy underground, UFOs, Nazis, lizard people… this episode has it ALL.
35: The Somerton Man
Jan 8 • 105 min
Also known as the Tamám Shud case, the unsolved death of the Somerton Man has confounded law enforcement and amateur sleuths alike for over 70 years now. It’s easy to get lost in the myriad of details and hard to know what’s relevant and what’s not. Was…
34: The Warminster Thing
Jan 7 • 18 min
Christmas Day of 1965 marked the start of a flap of UFO sightings big enough to earn Warminster — a sleepy town in western Wiltshire, England — the title of “the Roswell of the UK”. Was it aliens briefly probing the town for information? Military testing…
33: National Park Disappearances
Jan 7 • 19 min
Did you know that the actual number of people who have gone missing in national parks and public land in the United States is unknown? There is no database to keep track of such a thing, and yet some estimate that the number is in the thousands, some of…
32: The Mud Flood
Jan 7 • 60 min
In one of the weirder episodes we’ve done — and that’s saying a lot for us — we talk about the theory of the “mud flood”. Was there a worldwide event devastating enough to have wiped out an entire more advanced civilization? If not, how do you explain the…
31: The Devil’s Footprint
Jan 7 • 10 min
This week’s episode is just a quick little bite about one of Maine’s creepier stories: The Devil’s Footprint. Did the devil actually strike a deal with a random construction worker to move a boulder in exchange for his soul?
30: The Exorcism of Roland Doe
Oct 31, 2019 • 59 min
Episode 30 is our annual Halloween episode, and our very first exorcism-related topic! You might not know the name Roland Doe, an anonymous pseudonym for the 13-year-old in question, but you probably know of the book and movie The Exorcist, which is based…
29: The Bloody Pit
Oct 16, 2019 • 36 min
Episode 29 deals with a ghostly location right here in New England: The Hoosac Tunnel in western Massachusetts, also known as The Bloody Pit. During its 25 years of construction the tunnel claimed almost 200 lives. Do some of those spirits still wander…
28: Black-Eyed Children
Jul 18, 2019 • 59 min
This episode deals with the weird little urban legend of black-eyed children. Have they actually been spotted by folks, or was it just innocent kids being misunderstood? Why are they such harbingers of doom? Where do they come from?
27: Skinwalker Ranch Part 3
May 25, 2019 • 64 min
This is our third and final episode about SKINWALKER RANCH — the property in rural Utah that is absolutely teeming with paranormal weirdness — and in this installment we share all of our theories on the place. Is it just a bunch of natural phenomena…
26: Skinwalker Ranch Part 2
May 9, 2019 • 88 min
Welcome to Part 2 of our SKINWALKER RANCH series! While the first episode dealt with the family’s 18-month experience living at the ranch, this one delves into the scientific investigation that took place shortly after. The National Institute for…
25: Skinwalker Ranch Part 1
Apr 25, 2019 • 99 min
In this episode of Unknowable we delve into the first of three parts on SKINWALKER RANCH. This is a plot of land in Utah that has been known to host just about every weird thing you can imagine: UFOs, portals to other dimensions, mysterious orbs,…
24: Gloria Ramirez aka “The Toxic Woman”
Apr 17, 2019 • 34 min
This week’s episode stays on the medical theme with Gloria Ramirez, who was dubbed “The Toxic Woman” after her mere presence in an emergency room caused 23 people to become ill, 5 of which were hospitalized. Was it truly a purely coincidental string of…
23: Kuru and Fatal Insomnia
Apr 3, 2019 • 49 min
This week’s episode goes down a more medical path than we’re used to… we’re talking about prion diseases! Yes, degenerative brain diseases that occur 85% of the time completely sporadically, with no explanation for why or even exactly how. Justine tells…
22: Bigfoot
Mar 27, 2019 • 79 min
Oh yes, we did it: A BIGFOOT EPISODE. Probably one of the most well-known mysterious animals to exist. Is Bigfoot an elusive breed of mammal, or something a bit more paranormal? All we know is that they’re fascinating!
21: Astronauts and Aliens
Mar 20, 2019 • 68 min
This week on Unknowable we wanted to investigate what astronauts think of life beyond our planet. There are only 536 people who have been into space and we thought they seemed uniquely qualified to answer the question: are we alone in the universe? And,…
20: The Zodiac Killer
Mar 14, 2019 • 101 min
This week we talk about the yet-to-be-solved case of The Zodiac Killer. He murdered a confirmed 5 people in northern California from 1968-1969 and sent numerous letters to local police stations and newspapers, including many mysterious ciphers (only one…
19: The Fresno Nightcrawlers & The Beast of Bray Road
Mar 7, 2019 • 51 min
This week’s episode focuses on some lesser-known cryptids. Gray tells us about The Fresno Nightcrawlers (also more aptly named The Fresno Nightwalkers), some very fabulous and stylish cryptids who strut around the Western United States. Justine tells us…
18: The Bennington Triangle
Feb 27, 2019 • 54 min
This week’s episode of Unknowable explores our very own creepy New England! We talk about The Bennington Triangle, an area of rural Vermont that seems to have a penchant for unusual flashing lights, cryptid sightings, UFOs flying overhead, and missing…
17: Polybius & The Taos Hum
Feb 20, 2019 • 56 min
Episode 17 brings two very different, but equally strange, topics. Polybius is a video game that popped up in just a handful of arcades in the 80’s before swiftly disappearing… was it used as some kind of mind control device? The Taos Hum — more generally…
16: The Dyatlov Pass Incident
Feb 13, 2019 • 69 min
This episode is about the snowy mystery of what the heck happened to a group of nine hikers in the mountains of Russia. The theories are ENDLESS - were they attacked by a Yeti? Did gravity experience a little snafu? Was it a simple avalanche? Are there…
15: D.B. Cooper
Feb 6, 2019 • 69 min
This episode is all about the man, the mystery, the legend: D.B. Cooper. The only person to ever commit air piracy and never be caught. He hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the Pacific Northwest, acquired a ransom of $200,000, parachuted out… and has…
14: Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G.
Jan 30, 2019 • 76 min
This episode of Unknowable is about maybe the two most memorable deaths in the hip hop world: the assassinations of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. To this day, it is unknown who killed either of them. Were their murders connected? Was it a result of an…
13: The Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter
Jan 16, 2019 • 66 min
This episode of Unknowable is about one of the better known alien encounters in the United States, which took place in Kelly, Kentucky! 12 people in a farmhouse were terrorized for hours by what they were convinced were alien beings — under 3 feet tall,…
12: Folie à Deux & The Call of the Void
Jan 9, 2019 • 54 min
For episode 12 we’ve decided to delve into a couple of topics that are a bit more conceptual than cryptids and aliens — folie à deux (French for “madness of two”) and “the call of the void” (also known as the High Place Phenomenon). Two psychological…
11: The Man from Taured
Jan 2, 2019 • 42 min
Episode 11 is all about a mysterious traveler. In July 1945, a man arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. All seemed unremarkable until customs officials checked his passport… he was from Taured, a country that didn’t exist, at least in our dimension. Where…
10: Capital Steez & The Sodder Children Disappearance
Dec 26, 2018 • 66 min
This is a particularly dark holiday episode! Gray tells us about Capital Steez, the rapper who was convinced he was the Baphomet and jumped off the Cinematic Music Group’s headquarters in Manhattan on December 23rd, 2012. Justine tells us about the Sodder…
9: The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
Dec 19, 2018 • 76 min
This episode of Unknowable centers around the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and the various conspiracy theories that surround it. We know Sirhan Sirhan was arrested for the crime, but was he acting alone? Was he a Manchurian candidate, brainwashed…
8: Men in Black
Dec 12, 2018 • 72 min
This episode of Unknowable is about the MEN IN BLACK. These beings — are they human? are they alien? are they something else entirely? — have been spotted, and interacted with, at sites of UFO and cryptid sightings. Their origin has eluded many for years,…
7: Spring-Heeled Jack & The Count of St. Germain
Dec 5, 2018 • 62 min
This week’s episode of Unknowable is hard to sum up, but we talk about two gentleman — if you can call them yet — who seem to defy all logic. One is Spring-Heeled Jack, who spent quite a few years pranking residents of London and beyond with his bizarre…
6: Route 2A & The Haynesville Woods
Nov 28, 2018 • 16 min
This episode of Unknowable is about “The Most Haunted Place in Aroostook County”, Route 2A that runs through Haynesville Woods. This is the first episode that focuses on our home state of Maine, with a road that has a country song written about it called…
5: The Hinterkaifeck Murders & Elisa Lam
Nov 21, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode of Unknowable we talk about UNSOLVED DEATHS. Justine tells us about the Hinterkaifeck murders — a family of five and their maid all slaughtered at their farm in rural 1920’s Germany — and Gray tells us about Elisa Lam — a college student…
4: Aleister Crowley’s Lam & Kenneth Arnold
Nov 14, 2018 • 63 min
This episode of Unknowable has a very alien vibe to it. Gray tells us about Aleister Crowley, an occultist from the early 20th century who supposedly contacted an entity called Lam. Justine tells us about Kenneth Arnold, an American aviator who is known…
3: The Lost Colony of Roanoke
Nov 7, 2018 • 23 min
This week’s episode of Unknowable is all about the lost colony of ROANOKE. What happened to the 115 colonists who landed there in 1585? It just might be… unknowable.
2: Bobby Mackey’s Music World & Stull Cemetery
Oct 31, 2018 • 41 min
In episode 2, our special HALLOWEEN episode, our theme is PORTALS TO HELL. We talk about Bobby Mackey’s Music World in Wilder, KY — known to also have a “stairway to heaven” — and Stull Cemetery in Stull, KS — where the devil supposedly appears twice a…
1: Mothman
Oct 22, 2018 • 79 min
This very first episode of Unknowable is all about THE MOTHMAN. He’s best known for gallavanting around Point Pleasant, West Virginia, but he’s made appearances all over the world (and at many times in history). Listen to us talk about our favorite…