Unsolved Mysteries of the World
Summary: Hi, and welcome to Unsolved Mysteries of the World where we explore the unexplained. Our topics include Missing Persons, Unsolved Murders, UFO & Aerial Phenomenon, Ghosts & Hauntings, Legends & Myths, Lost Treasures, Cryptozoology, Urban Legends, Conspiracies, Ancient Archaeological Anomalies and much more. If this is your first time listening to us, and you like our show, remember to subscribe when you get a chance. Each episode we will dive into a topic or case with a descriptive narrative and include special guest interviews where possible.
In Season Two Episode Four, we brought you the mystery that surrounded the disappearance of Brandon Lawson.Brandon Lawson went missing shortly after he made one of the most cryptic 9-11 calls ever placed. No one has been able to interpret the 911 call fully and today it remains a mysterious piece of a tragic puzzle. Brandon Lawson has never been seen or heard from since and today his case remains a mystery with many speculating what actually happened that fateful night.But new information has come forward to help put the pieces to this mystery into perspective. For those unfamiliar with the disappearance we urge you to go back to Season Two, Episode Four to fully understand the circumstances about this case.On this episode we will provide new information and new insight into Brandon Lawson's disappearance.Please visit our show sponsor www.insanelydogs.comUse Promo Code NEW20 to get an instant discount at checkout!
In the early 1900s, a discovery was made in Australia that would ignite much controversy. Etched in rocks in Queensland were a multitude of hieroglyphs that resembled those found in ancient Egypt. For years the glyph's were a center of controversy – to those witnessing the glyphs first hand, it was proof that ancient Egyptians had visited Australia. To Egyptologists, the glyphs were deemed some sort of forgery and the general archaeological consensus is that they were simply carvings done in the 1920s by enthusiastic people fascinated by mummies. But then artifacts such as large stone carving started being discovered as well as small artifacts like amulets.Again, they were simply dismissed as forgeries and that they were most likely carved in rock, forgotten and discarded for nearly 100 years. There are, however, some artifacts showcased in museums in Australia that perhaps show Ancient Egyptian symbols such a Aten Sun carved into sacred stone.In 1912, a farmer digging a fence hole found a bronze coin deep in the ground minted in Egypt between 221 and 204BC. Skeptics claimed that although the coin was indeed real, it must have been dropped there by a miner who had collected it on world travels and had it accidentally fall into the ground and buried by years of soil.But beyond the glyphs and the carved rocks and the multitude of artifacts and the misplaced coin lies many bigger artifacts and according to some researches even lost pyramids.This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World Season 5 Episode 14 Ancient Egyptians in Australia
Its been 50 years and Ted Conrad has yet to be found. In 1969, Ted Conrad was a young, twenty year old man with a fascination with Steve McQueen and the movie The Thomas Crown Affair, one that McQueen starred in and was released that same year.Nothing was extraordinary about Ted Conrad and we wouldn't even be talking about him if not for the fact that he is one of the unsolved mysteries from the FBI vault.This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World Season 5 Episode 13 Where is Ted Conrad?It was Friday, June 11, 1969. Richard Nixon was the US President and the war Vietnam was spiraling out of control. David Bowie just released Space Oddity to radio stations and The Sprague Electric Company delivered a 1.5 inche diameter silicon disc to NASA, containing 73 "messages of good will from the leaders of the world's nations to be flown and left on the Moon"It was a time of great tension and of great optimism.At the time it was neither for Ted Conrad. Ted graduated from high school a year previous, in August and was well admired by friends, got excellent grades and scored 135 on an IQ test. He landed a job at the Society National Bank's Public Square Headquarters as a bank vault packager and for seven months worked steadily, proficiently and without much notice. Each day he would package money that would be sent to various banks across Cleveland.In the evenings he would watch and re-watch the Steve McQueen movie The Thomas Crown Affair that was playing in the local cinema. McQueen played a bored high-society millionaire who orchestrated a $2.6 million bank robbery for sport -- to pit his wits against investigators'.And according to his friends he started to act the part. He'd show off his fluent French and his billiards prowess, which one friend described as "tournament-quality." He drove a two-seat MG sports car and proclaimed his love for Porsches and Calvert gin.Ted told one bank employee that the bank would be an easy heist and even said, “'I could do this and nobody would know it until it was over.”Ted's chance came that second week of July: His supervisor was hospitalized for surgery, and he was left largely unsupervised. At lunch he returned to work with a plain paper bag containing a fifth of Canadian Club whiskey and a carton of smokes -- into the vault with him. No one thought twice when he signed out for the weekend carrying the same bag -- filled, authorities believe, with $50 and $100 bills totally $215,000 or $1.8 Million in today's money.At 7:26 p.m., outside Teds Clifton Boulevard apartment, he waved goodbye to his landlady and climbed into a cab. He got out 26 minutes later at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. There, he called his girlfriend and told her he was going to Erie, Pa., for a rock concert and would return the following day.On Monday bank employees noticed Ted had not made it into work. They called him at his home to make sure he was OK. They waited several hours and had not heard from Ted who was always at work on time and had not missed a day. When the vault money was counted before deliveries could be made employees alerted their manager that money was missing – a lot of money.The bank did a quick recount and noted the missing bills. They quickly called police and an investigation was mounted. It took a week before the newspaper reported on the crime but people were fascinated by the Apollo Moon Mission and Landing that week and disregarded the news.Ted Conrad, just like most Americans, knew of the scheduled launch and build up to the major event and probably timed his crime to hide within the shadows of the moon.That week, the FBI got involved in the search for Ted Conrad. They tracked Ted to the Cleveland National Airport where they believed he sat on a flight to Washington DC. Later, this was confirmed when Ted's girlfriend reported receiving a letter from him about a week after the robbery that was postmarked from that location. The FBI then intercepted another letter to his girlfriend from Ted that was postmarked Inglewood, California where LAX is located.“I do want to write thought I only ask that you burn the envelopes so that the authorities don't get the postmarks,” he wrote in the letter.The FBI had leads that he was or was in California, Colorado, Virginia, New York, Hawaii and even Australia.
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Jerry Cline had parked his home made camper near a corn field in Knox County, Ohio and prepared a campfire to relax with his dog Bug, and have a few beers and enjoy the evening. He put out the fire, returned to his camper and crashed on the bed.Suddenly, his trailer began rocking back and forth so much so that Jerry, alone and afraid in the dark called 9-11.This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World Season 5 Episode 11 Bigfoot 911.Before we get into Jerry's story, it is noted by skeptics that Jerry had about six beers that night and that he was drunk as noted in his slurred speech. But, according to his medical records, Jerry had suffered a stroke previously causing his slurred speech and together with a few beers, being awoke in the middle of the night, half asleep and scared, his speech is sometimes is hard to understand. We will play the entire 9-11, but please note, in some parts it is hard to understand.Here is Jerry Cline to tell us his experience with what he believes was a Bigfoot creature:Jerry Cline sold the trailer and has since been back to the location to see if he can find any more evidence. Before this encounter he was interested in Bigfoot and stories about crytids, but today he is almost devoting his life in finding evidence that Bigfoot is real and that his encounter was truthful.Jerry Cline isn't the only person who has called 9-11 because they believed Bigfoot was near.In 1990, a caller frantically tried to get assistance in the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State.In September of 2015, a caller placed a 9-11 call to Bedford County Virginia dispatch claiming she just something out of the ordinary two days earlier and wanted to make a record of it."I know this is going to sound crazy," the woman started the conversation to the dispatcher.The woman explained to the dispatcher she was driving up Route 43, toward the Peaks of Otter, around 11:40p.m. on September 9. She said her headlights hit something strange past Turkey Mountain Road, just before the first bridge."I know this is going to sound crazy,” she said again. “but I went back and checked and there were prints, a Bigfoot with a baby."Astonished the dispatcher asked "There were what?""It was a Bigfoot with a baby." she said confidently.After assuring the dispatcher she hadn't been drinking, the woman offered no explanation why she waited two days to call 9-11 but she says she went back in daylight to see if there was any evidence."I did see some footprints and the stride was longer than anything I could make." she told the dispatcher.The woman said the creature's footprint was bigger than her two feet together, end to end. She wears a size 8 shoe. She said the creature was holding its baby the way a human would."The baby was looking right at me."Deputies were called to the investigate the site but found no evidence of any animal tracks.In 2009 a homeless couple called 9-11 to report a Bigfoot sighting in San Antonio Texas. Here is the recording:So what are we to make of these 9-11 Calls? Dispatchers get all sorts of people calling 9-11 from McDonald's not serving Breakfast at the right time, or to call 911 because they believed the sunset was a forest fire. People are sometimes irrational, call for non-emergencies, or sometimes are just plain delusional. Bigfoot calls, however, surprisingly rare. Jerry Cline seems to have been geniounly scared by whatever was shaking his trailer, and the Washington bigfoot caller sounds rational and legit. Even the homeless couple seem rational and honest in reporting what they saw. It appears as if something did happen to all of them and they all witnessed something strange. For the most part no further evidence is presented and the callers wish to remain anonymous adding more mystery to the already cryptid subject of Bigfoot.
On the 2nd of January 1935, a man walked into the Hotel President, in Kansas City Missouri, and asked for a room that was several floors above the lobby. He carried no luggage and signed in as "Roland T. Owen," Stating he was from Los Angeles, he paid for a one day's stay in small bills. He was described as a tall, "husky" young man with a cauliflower ear and a large scar on the side of his head, perhaps a boxer or a wrestler. He was given the room 1046.Over the course of his stay something mysterious happened in Room 1046, one that covered the walls in blood. This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World Season 5 Episode 10 The Horror in Room 1046.
I used to have a phobia as a child that would enter my dreams at night and create hellish nightmares. I had a phobia that dolls were alive and they had souls, evil souls that were hell bent on murdering me in sadistic ways with their little plastic fingers and pretty mouths with rows of sharp teeth.And I am not the only one that had or has a doll phobia. Pediophobia is the unwarranted, irrational and persistent fear or worry of dolls. It is estimated by psychiatrists that about 40% of individuals have this phobia at some level. More than 80% are estimated to have a minor phobia to dolls in which they simply say they are creeped out by their hallow stares and their eternal smiles.The doll figures in Puppet Master, Chucky, Annabelle and many other movie dolls have ingrained this fear into children and adults alike. But what if that fear, that anxiety we get when we feel creeped out by something is real?In Japan there is such a doll that invokes this fear and anxiety to all that see it because inside its inanimate body lies the spirit of a dead girl. This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World Season 5 Episode 9 Okiku The Haunted Doll.
Before we begin this episode we would like to thank our listener Ken Costa for suggesting today's topic.The Jitney Carnival was coming to Norwood, Cincinnati, Ohio to the St. Peter and Paul Church grounds. It was going to be a highlight of the summer's end where families with children and teens looking for fun would be entertained by a sideshow, feast on popcorn and candy apples and ride the multitude of new mechanical amusement thrill rides. The congregation were excited and Reverend Gregory Miller, pastor of the church had an idea when he spotted an 8 million candle watt power search light at an army surplus sale. He saw them used in Hollywood to draw people to theatres and events and so he purchased the search light in hopes of making a grand spectacle.Little did he know at the time he was about to reveal something very mysterious in the skies above Norwood that would not only attract the attention of carnival goers, but also the media and the military.This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World, Season 5, Episode 8 The Norwood Searchlight UFO
A striking manor, a prominent family, a secret underground tunnel, the death of a young boy, the hanging of a Fenian Raider, a safe house for the underground railroad. Dolls and dollhouses and now an empty dwelling, the rooms and halls vacant. The only sounds coming from the wind across The Niagara River and the voices and whispers of the ghosts within.This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World Season 5 Episode 7 Bertie Hall.FREE CHILDREN'S BOOKS:Both Books are available free on Amazon from April 5th to April 9th 2019Please consider leaving a review as a thank you.Bear Can't SleepAmazon Link:https://www.amazon.com/Bear-Cant-Sleep-J-Savoie/dp/1731593783Penelope Bovine Dreams BigAmazon Link:https://www.amazon.com/Penelope-Bovine-Dreams-Big-Savoie/dp/0973813652
On November 3th, 2018 Tamla Horsford attended an adult only sleepover party at her friends house in Forsyth County Georgia. The next day, she was discovered on her stomach, face down on the lawn unresponsive. From the initial discovery of her body, the the 911 call, to the investigation there have been many questions surrounding the case even though, according to police, it has been solved and the case closed.This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World Season Five, Episode 6 What Happened to Tamla Horsford?FREE BOOKS PROMO:Both Books are available free on Amazon from April 5th to April 9th 2019Please consider leaving a review as a thank you.Bear Can't SleepAmazon Link:https://www.amazon.com/Bear-Cant-Sleep-J-Savoie/dp/1731593783Penelope Bovine Dreams BigAmazon Link:https://www.amazon.com/Penelope-Bovine-Dreams-Big-Savoie/dp/0973813652
It was November 14, 1979 and Flight JK-297 had just taken off from Salzburg in Austria carrying 109 passengers and made a quick stop in Majorca before setting its course toward Las Palmas, one of Spain's Canary Islands just off the coast of northwest Africa. Half way through the flight the pilot made a decision to make an emergency landing in Valencia, having said he believed he was on a collision course with an unknown object, a UFO.This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World, Season Five, Episode Five, The Manises UFO Incident.Pilot Francisco Javier Lerdo de Tejada and his flight crew noticed a set of red lights in the distance that were fast approaching their location. The lights appeared to be on a direct collision course with the aircraft and the crew, alarmed and unsure what was approaching requested information about the lights from the flight control center in Barcelona. The flight center picked up the objects on radar and they were of no commercial aircraft. The flight control center contacted Torrejon de Ardoz Military Base in Madrid to see if it was military in nature. They, too, said the objects were appearing on their radar, but it was not theirs.Meanwhile, to avoid a possible collision, the captain changed altitude. However, the lights mirrored the altitude and stayed about a half kilometre away based on the radar indications from both the control tower and military radar. Because the objects were violating all safety rules and an evasive maneuver was deemed impossible for the commercial airliner the captain requested to make an emergency landing at Manises' airport. It was the first time a commercial airliner would make an emergency landing upon seeing a UFO.The lights seemed to follow the aircraft's new position, but then the captain indicated the lights disappeared once they made their final decent toward the airport.Suddenly, however, three new UFO signals were detected by both military and flight control radar. Each one was estimated to be about 200 meters in diameter. One of the lights followed the aircraft as it touched down and ground crews, believing it was an unregistered flight experiencing difficulties turned on the emergency lights and had fire crews and rescue personal alerted. Given the amount of sheer unknowns, a Mirage F-1 fighter jet was scrambled to identify the aerial phenomenon. The pilot, Spanish Air Force Captain Fernando Camara, had to increase his speed to mach 1.4 just to be able to get visual contact with what he said was a cone shape object displaying various ever-changing colors, but despite his speed he was unable to keep up with the object and it flew off out of sight. The Captain was then alerted to another radar blip of another object to his immediate six. He turned sharply towards Valencia, weapons at ready. As he got visual sighting, the object increased speed and disappeared. The Captain was then getting alerts from his aircraft that his electronic systems were not functioning properly. His flight systems were jammed and his weapons disabled. Despite this, the captain increased acceleration to see if he could locate the object. His last visual was that it was speeding off towards Africa. For over an hour the captain, without the help of his guidance and navigation systems and his weapons jammed continued to look for the object but with his fuel now in short supply he had to return to Spain.
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Two super wealthy Canadians were found in a bedroom of their Montreal Mansion, each shot at close range. Police were not called until the next day. A coroner's investigation was opened and closed just two hours later. The bodies buried just 48 hours after the gruesome discovery of the incident. The family never discussing the incident both privately or publicly.This is Season Five Episode Four, Redpath MansionIt was 1901 in Montreal and the Redpath Family was one of Canada's elite and known as philanthropists and industrialists. They had amassed a fortune by building the Lachine and Rideau Canals and founding the Canada Sugar Refining Company in 1854 and purchasing large parcels of land in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto. Redpath to date, remains one of the largest sugar manufacturers and distributors in the world.In 1901, the Redpath's belonged to the English-speaking elite of Montreal's wealthiest neighbourhood and owned a large three storey mansion at 1065 Sherbroke St. John James Redpath and his wife Ada had five children and they were a close family going to church together, school together and business together. Besides their extraordinary wealth they seemed like a quiet family who tended to their own affairs.But everything would change on June 13th 1901 at the supper hour. John and Ada's eldest son Peter heard gunshots coming from the upstairs bedrooms. He rushed up the stairs and into the first bedroom. There he found a ghastly scene. His mother lay on the floor, blood flowing from her wounds. Then he saw his younger brother, Clifford, just 25 years old huddled against the wall bleeding out from apparent gunshot wounds.But this is where things get muddy. Even though several servants were in the house, they did not come to aid, or call the police to report the crime. After about thirty minutes, Peter brought Clifford, who was still alive, but unconscious, to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, doctors and surgeons were not able to save his life. The hospital staff finally convinced Peter that he should notify the police of the incident and police and a coroner were called to let them know about the incident, however, Peter somehow convinced the police not to come to the home.
If walls could talk what would they say? In Napier, New Zealand there is a stone building that seems to speak volumes. From the disembodied voices of orphaned children, to those of the wildly insane to famous serial killers Napier, New Zealand is home to one of the most haunted spots in New Zealand.This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World, Season 5 Episode 3, Haunted Napier Prison, New Zealand.Napier Prison was constructed in 1862 upon a large hill overlooking the town of Napier on the northern island. It was in operation since then and decommissioned in 1993 where today it stands as a historical landmark offering tours into its dark past.Napier Prison held both male and female inmates which worked in the early years in a nearby quarry, extracting and building the very walls they would be confined too. Conditions in the prison were fair for the time, but as with all prisons saw a lot of violence and desperate men and woman. Suicides were not uncommon and fights and murders between prisoners were commonplace.In 2002, after the prison was decommissioned and abandoned for nearly 10 years, an entrepreneur opened it as a backpackers hostel – offering cheap rooms in a very unique environment. That is when the stories of hauntings began and within years the hostel had all but closed its doors.One backpacker claims that while asleep in one of the cells a wispy dark figure held a hand over her mouth and threatened to slice her throat. Others saw shadow figures, heard ghostly whispers and footsteps all over the prison.Please Remember to visit our show sponsor:www.experiencethis360.com
On June 15th, 1993 a young woman's body was found in a campground just northwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was found half naked, only wearing a Harley Davidson T-shirt, and some jewellery. She had no other belongings or identification on or near her body.Investigators determined she had a head injury, which mostly likely was her cause of death.The case has been one of the most frustrating of all cold cases in Colorado. Investigators have re-opened the case numerous times throughout the years in an effort to keep the case alive and in hope of bringing justice for the victim and closure for a family.In 2012 the coroner's office was directed to exhume her body, which lay in a pauper's field to extract new DNA in hopes of finding a database match. Her femur was extracted for isotope testing and sent to the Smithsonian Institute.They determined that Jane Doe was most likely Canadian coming from the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Labrador and possibly, but with lower determination - Eastern Quebec. They also believe she may have come from the state of Alaska.Her DNA and finger prints had been sent to all US States in the past excluding Hawaii and Alaska. Now, investigators have sent both to Alaska and Canada in hopes of finding a match.Two artists used clay to come up with a physical, three dimensional model of what Jane Doe may have looked like. These images, along with others will be made available on our Facebook Group. Even though these images went out locally to the public, no tips surfaced.Locally, a new DNA extractor called an MVAC was used on the T Shirt to extract Jane Doe's DNA along with any possible murder suspect DNA. In addition, local law enforcement are presenting the case to the FBI to see if they can help in any manner.Just before Jane Doe was discovered, there was a Vietnam Veteran's Motorcycle gathering just north of the area and investigators believe someone there may know more about Jane Doe, especially with her attire of a Harley Davidson T Shirt. However, many of the individuals from this group have ever spoken up, little alone come forward to even say they don't know anything.Investigators also believe that an arrest of three individuals just prior to Jane Doe's murder may be connected. Officers arrested three young individuals, one of which somewhat matches Jane Doe's description, however, these individuals all gave false identification to law enforcement.None of these individuals have come forward. Their images will also be made available on our Facebook page.Jane Doe was about 17-25 years old at the time of her murder in 1993. She was 5' 3” to 5' 8” in height weighing between 130 to 160 pounds. Her hair was shoulder-length, light brown to blonde, and may have been dyed. She was found wearing a black short-sleeve “Harley Davidson” t-shirt with a picture of a motorcycle. She was also wearing a yellow metal pinky ring, a yellow metal necklace with a black crystal pendant, clear stone stud earrings and a necklace with wizard hands holding a round tiger-eye stone pendant. She had pierced ears and excellent teeth with no fillings. She had a well-healed horizontal surgical scar on her upper left abdomen, the result of her spleen having been surgically removed during her lifetime.No trace of illegal drugs were found in her body, nor evidence of sexual assault by intercourse, however they have not ruled out the possibility of non-intercourse sexual assault or contact.Investigators found characteristics that indicated she might have been very well cared for prior to her death. She was healthy with no sign of disease.Investigators also hint that she may be a runaway from Louisiana, however, this information is very weak. Prior to the discovery of Jane Doe, a runaway teenager had been arrested saying she was from Louisiana. She gave a fake name, but her photo was taken. She ran away from the halfway house she was staying at and initially officer's believed it may have been her they found at Rainbow Falls as the photo and the reconstruction somewhat matched.Investigators determined that Jane Doe had been deceased about 2-3 days prior to her body being discovered by a hiker. The makeshift campground was rural but it appears as if the perpetrator or perpetrators didn't care that her body was left out in the open and easily discoverable. Another possibility is that she was dumped at the site and the crimes happened elsewhere.Somewhere there is a family wondering where there daughter is. Somewhere there is a murderer who has not yet been brought to justice.If you have any information about this case and can identify this Jane Doe please contact: Douglas County Coroner’s Office at 303-814-7150 or at firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease remember to visit our show sponsor:www.experiencethis360.com