In 1216, just before his death, English Monarch King John lost the original royal Crown Jewels. Were they lost to the landscape, buried beneath dozens of feet of silt and dirt? Or is it possible the jewels were intentionally misplaced? The tremendous loss of the crown jewels was perhaps karma for a king known for his cruelty.
With Molly Brandenburg & Richard Rossner
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In 1216, just before his death, English Monarch King John lost the royal Crown Jewels. Were they lost to the landscape, buried beneath dozens of feet of silt and dirt? Or is it possible the jewels were intentionally misplaced?
Reports surfaced in the late 1800s from local tribesmen in the Congo claiming a small horse-like creature hid in the woodlands. Men went in search of the mysterious animal. The creature in question: a unicorn. Expeditions have continued throughout history to find a living unicorn.
According to mythical beliefs, the unicorn is a shy creature, living deep in the forest and rarely venturing near people. The creature is found in literature dating back to 1800 B.C.E. and is referenced in the King James Bible. “Lancelot the Living Unicorn” was a real unicorn found in the Ringling Brother Circus in 1984. Was Lancelot a genetic mutation or a descendant from a real species?
On the hunt for the real location of Eden, Molly and Richard use biblical text as a map to locate where the Garden may have originally been located. The Middle East and South America are definitely possibilities for this paradise of religion and myth.
The mythical paradise described in the book of Genesis has roots in cultures across the globe. Many explorers, conquerors, and fanatics have attempted to locate it over the centuries. Biblical and geographic evidence shows that the Garden may have really existed.
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What is the science behind the way Tarrare ate the way he did? Most people wouldn’t consider eating 12 whole eggs at once possible, but in 1700s France, Tarrare was an anomaly. Competitive eaters today still can’t compare to this reigning king of bizarre eating.
He was known as the Hungriest Man in history, eating his way through corks, stones, live animals, and by swallowing an entire basketful of apples one after the other. Was he the victim of a strange disorder or just meant to be a competitive eater? In Part II, Molly and Richard discuss what might have caused Tarrare’s strange affliction in 1700s France.
A millionaire investor goes missing. Who is responsible? We explore the chief suspects behind Lowenstein’s disappearance.
A shrewd, confident businessman, achieving a net worth of over 12 million pounds in the 1920s, but would his business dealings eventually lead to his downfall?
The Devil's Triangle remains shrouded in mystery. What have legitimate studies conducted by the U.S. Navy revealed about the regular disappearances of ships and aircraft over this area of the North Atlantic Ocean?
In December of 1945, five planes never returned to Fort Lauderdale Naval Base from a routine training mission exercise. Three rescue planes were sent to look for them. Only two came back. Welcome to the Bermuda Triangle, a patch of ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda.
What if the government’s explanation for a UFO encounter is proven false? Could these sightings be the advanced technology of extraterrestrial visitors? If so, why doesn’t the government want us to know about it?
UFO sightings are still largely unexplained today. The government did a massive, twenty-year study into what they could be. Are these mysterious objects the result of secret military projects? Alien spacecraft? Overactive imaginations? Or are they something else entirely?
The Clovis People have long been accepted as the first humans to arrive in the Americas. Then spearheads were discovered in the Americas that pre-date the Clovis by 2500 years. Is it possible the first settlers in the Americas were actually Australians who reached the Chilean coast? Or Siberians who came down the Pacific coast in canoes?
The Clovis peoples have long been considered the predecessors to the native Americans. Recent evidence has suggested that North America may have been inhabited as long as 19,000 years ago. Who were the Clovis and were they the first to inhabit America? If so, how did they get from Central Asia to the Americas?
From the early 1800s through 1920s, over 50 articles appeared in newspapers around the U.S announcing the discovery of giant skeletons in America. Can genetics or a rare disorder explain the giant skeletons? Or were all of these newspapers connected to a larger hoax?
From the early 1800’s through the 1930’s, claims that giant skeletons were unearthed kept popping up in newspapers yet none of the remains were ever claimed. Did publishers concoct stories to sell more papers, or is there more to these stories than first appears?
A series of ring-shaped ditches in the Brazilian Amazon shows that a sophisticated civilization once existed in the rainforest. Could it have been the mythic city of El Dorado? Or is it linked to similar religious sites in the Andes Mountains? Or perhaps the work of ancient aliens?