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?
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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?
A series of ring-shaped ditches can be found throughout the Brazilian Amazon, which predate the rain forest itself. These structures remain a complete mystery, and archaeologists are unsure what to make of them. It is suggested that they served as burial grounds or a form of defense, but no one knows for sure.
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This is a crossover episode with the hosts of Conspiracy Theories and Unexplained Mysteries. In part one we explored the official story behind the flight's disappearance, in this episode we analyze the theories and mysterious circumstances surrounding this event. Was the plane brought down by a rogue passenger, or a cyber-attack? What kind of information might governments be hiding from the families who lost loved ones?
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Less than one hour into its flight, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared from the skies. Despite all of the geo-location technology that exists, and more than $160 million in a search and recovery effort, the whereabouts of flight MH370, and the circumstances of its disappearance over the Indian Ocean in 2014 remain a mystery.
While presumed to have lived during the Dark Ages, nothing was written about King Arthur until centuries after. But when Glastonbury monks uncovered a tomb late in the 12th century with an inscription that read “Here lies buried the famous King Arthur with Guinevere, his second wife, in the aisle of Avalon,” they may have finally found definitive evidence to prove that King Arthur was real. But was it evidence we could trust?
King Arthur is Britain’s famed warrior king who fought against the Saxons to preserve British independence. His story has been embellished through the ages but there have been many discrepancies. Which versions about King Arthur are fact and which are fiction? Or is it all fiction?
Months after the the murder of hotel guest “Ronald T. Owen,” his true identity was discovered to be Artemas Ogletree. But for years, the case went unsolved. Almost 70 years later, the Kansas City Public Library received an anonymous call. Somebody had found a box with press clippings about the murder and a crucial piece of evidence. Would it be enough to solve the case?
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?
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?
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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?