A young man checked into a Kansas City hotel by himself under the name Roland T. Owen back in 1935. After mysterious phone calls and visitors to his room, Owen was found savagely beaten. But as it turns out, this man wasn’t Roland T. Owen. So who was he? And did the killer intend to kill the real Owen, or the man posing as him?
With Molly Brandenburg & Richard Rossner
About Unexplained Mysteries
“We don’t know.” answers too many questions. But in this podcast, we don’t take “we don’t know” for an answer. Every Thursday, Unexplained Mysteries investigates the greatest mysteries of history and life on earth, because the answer “we don’t know” is always the scariest. Unexplained Mysteries is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production.
Easter Island is an isolated spot in the Pacific Ocean that’s closest neighbor is over 1,000 miles away. How did ancient people arrive in such a remote place? Why did they construct the now iconic moai heads, and how did they transport these enormous statues across the island?
Easter Island, named after the day Dutch sailors discovered it, is an island in the Pacific Ocean with hundreds of mysteriously large “heads.” They soar to an average 20 feet high and can weigh over 20 tons. Who built these heads and what is their significance?
There are many theories on the formation of crop circles. Find out if they’re made by drunken pranksters, crop artists, or possibly… time-travelers?
For decades, people have been fascinated by crop circles. What started out decades ago as simple shapes has evolved into complex geometric patterns. Crop circles appear overnight but to this day, nobody knows how they form. Are they a hoax? The result of natural phenomena? Or perhaps something else?
A lot of evidence has been used to argue in favor of Nessie’s existence. Are people really seeing a reclusive beast in the water? Is it an optical illusion? Or is Nessie truly a monster that’s just camera shy for tourists?
The Loch Ness Monster, aka Nessie, is believed to patrol the depths of Loch Ness, a large freshwater lake deep in the Scottish Highlands. Since a now-famous sighting in the 1930s, the Loch Ness monster has captured people’s imaginations across the planet. But Nessie’s story could date back as far as 500 A.D.
For almost two decades, German archaeologist Robert Koldewey headed an excavation looking for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. He searched for it based on descriptions in ancient Greek and Roman histories. But what if these weren’t historic texts, but rather legends passed down through the generations? Was there even a Hanging Garden at all?
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were regarded as a wonder of the ancient world. But there is very little information about them in ancient texts. Was it truly a paradise or did it even exist at all?
Note: Enjoy episodes featuring new co-host Molly Brandenburg starting this week!
Were dragons based on an extinct animal that was killed off by humans? Or was any frightening beast that was unfamiliar to early humans classified as a dragon? Or maybe, dragons are simply a tall-tale that someone invented designed to keep early humans fearful and alive. Or maybe it’s something else entirely?
Legends about dragons have existed for centuries from cultures across the world. If Dragons aren't real, why were they regarded as fact for much of human history? And why do so many cultures that never interacted throughout history have such similar legends about them?
Whether it's small European villages in the 1700s or modern-day Hollywood movies, vampires have existed in human culture for hundreds of years. Is this widespread phenomenon real or they just ideas created to invoke mass hysteria?
When a wave of tuberculosis struck New England in the late 19th century, people believed vampiric spirits were draining the life from their friends and family. Following Edwin Brown's contraction of the disease in 1891, his father George was forced to consider whether one of his recently deceased daughters, Mercy, was inhabited by an undead spirit and sapping the life force from her own brother.
When the Dancing Plague took over the city of Strasbourg in 1518, the community took to the streets to dance. But this non-stop, deadly dancing has us wondering… could mind control play a part in this strange epidemic?
From July to September 1518, the citizens of Strasbourg took to the streets to dance. And dance. And dance. A strange phenomenon took over and led people to dance to their deaths. But what caused this strange plague? And why did it suddenly stop?
Is the United States government hiding proof of extraterrestrial activity on Earth with the Majestic 12 Agency? From strange deaths, to leaked documents, to twisted secrets and deception, we dive deep into the mysteries surrounding the supposed Majestic 12.
They are said to have a higher clearance than the CIA. Rumors say their mission is to hide the truth about extraterrestrials from the public. Who are the members of the supposedly top-secret government agency known as the Majestic Twelve? And does this group even exist?
Shanti Devi, a young girl from Delhi, attracted a swarm of attention in the 1930s when she recalled her past life as a woman who died in childbirth. According to Shanti’s biography, Shanti had always been wise beyond her years. But are her claims of reincarnation true? Does rebirth really await us after death?
Life and death are certain, but what lies beyond that remains a mystery. From the age of four, Shanti Devi spoke in precise detail of her past life. Shanti’s story makes us wonder… does reincarnation exist? Is Shanti evidence of this long-held belief of life after death?
Were these massive stones arranged into an elaborate calendar? Did Stonehenge serve as a temple for human sacrifices? What is its purpose? We dig into more research and recent findings in search for answers… and find that Stonehenge is part of something even larger than itself.