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Unexplained

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Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

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Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

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4992 Ratings
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4115
492
179
86
120

Fascinating!

By Thecinimini - May 15 2020
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Can’t wait for new episodes!

My Late Night Favorite Podcast

By 52595clo - May 09 2020
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I’ve listened to all of them several times. Really hope it comes back soon.

iTunes Ratings

4992 Ratings
Average Ratings
4115
492
179
86
120

Fascinating!

By Thecinimini - May 15 2020
Read more
Can’t wait for new episodes!

My Late Night Favorite Podcast

By 52595clo - May 09 2020
Read more
I’ve listened to all of them several times. Really hope it comes back soon.
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Unexplained

Latest release on Jul 24, 2020

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Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

Rank #1: S04 Episode 18: The Dark Ascending

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Chanctonbury Ring, an ancient and unusual landmark located in Sussex, England, and the surrounding countryside has long been considered by some to be a hotbed of strange and peculiar activity. In the 1970s, one local resident set out to dig a little deeper into the mystery only to find a little more than he bargained for...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Nov 01 2019

29mins

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Rank #2: S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 1 of 2)

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Part One of S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming 

In November 1975 seven forestry workers headed into Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves national forest for a routine day's work.  Only six of them would return that night, with one hell of a story to tell...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Nov 29 2019

33mins

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Rank #3: S04 Episode 17: Appearing is Being (Pt. 1 of 2)

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In January 1974, in a quiet port town in Iceland, one teenager’s mysterious and tragic disappearance proves just the beginning in a devastating chain of events that will forever haunt the nation. 

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Oct 11 2019

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Rank #4: S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 1 of 2)

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S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 1 of 2)

At the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons in the shadow of the Pen y Fan peak, sits a large stone house.

Named Heol Fanog, or Road to the Peaks, for one couple who moved there in 1989 the house was everything they had ever dreamed of. Little did they know that, in truth, it would soon become the place of their worst nightmares.

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Jan 11 2019

28mins

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Rank #5: S04 Episode 19: A View from a Hill

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For any regular listener of this show, as you may have gathered, Unexplained is rather fond of a good old haunted house story.  

The story of the Cooneen ghost house of Ireland is just one such tale,  often regarded as one of the most compelling supposed true-life hauntings of all time... 

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Nov 15 2019

26mins

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Rank #6: S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft (Pt. 1 of 3)

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John Maynard Keynes described Isaac Newton as the last of the magicians; the last person of science for whom the gnostic mysteries still held some sway.In 1914 another scientist and magician was born. Jack Parsons would go on to help establish NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab developing a rocket fuel that will put the human race on the moon.

In 1946, Parsons would also attempt a complicated magic ritual in the hope of manifesting the divine goddess Babalon. Some say he did it too.In 1952 Parsons was killed in a catastrophic explosion at his house in what many believe to be mysterious circumstances that to this day remain unexplained...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Mar 20 2018

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Rank #7: S01 Episode 3: Do You See What I See

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The stories we tell can often be said to reveal certain truths about ourselves, and yet, the notion of truth is the most elusive of things.

For the residents located near Howden Moor in the North East of England, the strange events that occurred on one spring night in 1997 would test their credulity to the limit…
They say the truth is out there, but does it even exist?

Featuring the extraordinary story of The Howden Moor Incident.

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Feb 25 2016

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Rank #8: S04 Episode 10: The Creeping

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In 1878 in a small cottage in the town of Amherst, Nova Scotia a series of peculiar events took place. What is known today as the The Great Amherst Mystery is considered by some to be the most terrifying and convincing incidence of a poltergeist haunting in Canadian history.

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Jun 14 2019

25mins

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Rank #9: S04 Episode 7: Called to the Forest (Pt. 1 of 2)

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In February 1978, five men from the Yuba-Sutter Area in Northern California, took a short trip to watch their favourite basketball team play in a local derby. The heartbreaking story of how the men never returned home is not in doubt. What exactly happened to them however, remains to this day, unexplained...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Apr 19 2019

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Rank #10: S02 Episode 4: When the Snow Melts pt.1

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On Friday January 23rd 1959, a story begins from out of the foothills of the Ural Mountains. A story that is perhaps the most extraordinary of all the stories featured on this show so far. A chilling and profound mystery that remains to this day Unexplained…

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Apr 12 2017

37mins

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Rank #11: S03 Episode 2: Lex Talionis (Pt. 1 of 2)

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Part 1 of S03 Episode 2: Lex Talionis( Warning: contains scenes of a distressing nature)

A 2014 study concluded that over 4% of people sentenced to death in the United States of America, have been convicted for crimes they did not commit;Some might consider this little more than an unfortunate consequence of en essential system. Others however, might think twice given how often support for capital punishment stems largely from that old maxim of an eye for an eye.

After all, as some might say, just because those innocent people are now dead, it doesn’t mean they won’t still be seeking retribution... Lex Talionis tells the strange and tragic story of Johnny Frank Garrett, who some believe was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. Others, think he may have had his revenge too.

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Apr 24 2018

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Rank #12: S03 Episode 9: Come Talk to Me

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In the summer of 1958 in Mölnbo, Sweden, EVP pioneer Friedrich Jürgenson was attempting to record the sound of birdsong in his garden. What he captured instead would change his life forever.

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Aug 07 2018

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Rank #13: S04 Episode 3: I See You

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On June 4th 2014 Derek and Maria Broaddus bought a $1.3 millon mansion in the affluent town of Westfield, NJ. Then a sinister letter arrived in the post. Their purchase hadn't gone unnoticed and The Watcher was keeping tabs...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Feb 15 2019

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Rank #14: S01 Episode 8: When the Light Fades

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Of all the unexplained mysteries I have come across there is one that has for me left the most indelible impression. As far as mysteries go you couldn’t invent a better story. A story that has over time led to some of the most extraordinary of speculations and has since evolved a folklore all of its own.

This is that story...

Featuring the mystery of the Eilean Mòr Lighthouse Keepers.

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

May 05 2016

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Rank #15: S04 Episode 12: Wilderness Be Still

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In October 2009, a white pick-up truck was found abandoned deep in the Sans Bois mountains in Oklahoma. The discovery would spark the beginning of one of the state's most peculiar and tragic unexplained mysteries.

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Jul 19 2019

28mins

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Rank #16: S03 Episode 12: The Square (Pt.1 of 2)

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WARNING: This episode contains scenes of an extremely graphic and violent nature which may distress some listeners (not suitable for children). 

On the night of August 30th 1888, a great fire raged under storm clouds in an East London dockyard, turning the sky blood red.

Bolts of lightning appeared like rips in the air; cracks that just might open up and let something abominable through. A few hours later, it seemed they did...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Sep 25 2018

28mins

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Rank #17: S01 Episode 10: The Spaces that Linger

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The world of horror is littered with unnerving locations, places that both draw from and have in turn seeped into the public imagination.

For many there is one place in particular that continues to fascinate like no other in the UK.

For its combination of mystery, intrigue and atmospheric location you couldn’t concoct a better setting, the place: Boleskine House.

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Jun 16 2016

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Rank #18: S03 Episode 8: REPEAT INPUT UNTIL END

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In the autumn of 1984, in the village of Dodleston on the border of England and Cymru, something peculiar is occurring. When Ken Webster brings a computer home as a favour for a friend, little did he know he would soon be communicating with an apparent farmer, living at the same location 450 years in the past...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Jul 24 2018

31mins

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Rank #19: S03 Episode 6: Shores of the Unknown

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1977, in the village of Broad Haven in Wales, a bizarre episode at the local primary school sets off an extraordinary series of events, unparalleled in the history of the British UFO experience; a series of events that remain to this day, very much unexplained...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Jun 26 2018

31mins

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Rank #20: S03 Episode 5: Banggerreng

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In January 1998 a curious set of events besieged the tenants of 90 Mcminns Drive in Humpty Doo, Northern Australia. It has been described as one of the country's most compelling and terrifying cases of a poltergeist haunt.

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Jun 12 2018

30mins

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Unexplained New Season Trailer

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Sometimes eerie, sometimes strange, sometimes terrifying, always Unexplained. 

Join me, Richard MacLean Smith, for a new season of Unexplained. 

Starts Friday August 28th 2020. 

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Jul 24 2020

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SEASON 5 POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

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Announcement: It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the postponement of Season 05 of Unexplained, which was due to launch tomorrow.

Despite the series being ready to go, the uncertainty caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 has unfortunately led to the pausing of my advertising agreement for the time being.

It has taken months of work to prepare for the launch and with Unexplained being my full-time job and livelihood I simply can’t afford to release the episodes without being able to monetise them.

It goes without saying that your support is hugely appreciated and I’m so sorry to disappoint all you incredible listeners in this way; I feel hugely disappointed at having to postpone.

What this does mean though is that you can rest assured that when things return to a relative state of normality, the full series of Unexplained will be ready to launch with a bang.

I will release more info as I have it, in the meantime stay safe and stay spooky,

Richard MacLean... Smith.

Apr 02 2020

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S04 Episode 21 Extra: Echoes in a Shallow Bay

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SEASON 4 SEND-OFF

All of us will die and even for those who believe we are somehow more than a bundle of cells and flickering synapses and that something else awaits us beyond this mortal realm – there are few who consider the preservation of the body or its final resting place to have any significant bearing on that.

So why does disturbing a grave site make us so uneasy?  Perhaps because our relationship with death has never really been about the dead...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Jan 03 2020

12mins

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S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.2 of 2)

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Part Two of S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight 

In 1980, Harris County's Newport subdivision housing development in Texas, put its newest set of plots on the market. The Williams and Haneys were just two sets of couples who moved into the area shortly afterwards. 

It was a decision, they would soon come to regret...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Dec 27 2019

21mins

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S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.1 of 2)

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In 1980, Harris County's Newport subdivision housing development in Texas, put its newest set of plots on the market. The Williams and Haneys were just two sets of couples who moved into the area shortly afterwards. 

It was a decision, they would soon come to regret...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Dec 20 2019

23mins

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S04 Episode 20 Extra: Outside the Darkroom

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Many say that if a genuine alien spacecraft really had appeared on earth, there would be incontrovertible photographic or video evidence to prove it. And yet, there are countless videos and photos purporting to reveal exactly that. More often than not, however they are dismissed as cases of mistaken identity or simply fakes.

In reality, unless a craft were to land on a busy high street in full view of a live news feed and collectively witnessed by everyone you knew – any photo or video evidence can easily be dismissed. Perhaps that is, with the exception of one...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Dec 13 2019

13mins

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S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 2 of 2)

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Part Two of S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming 

Travis Walton has been missing for five days after his six co-workers claim to have seen him being attacked by a UFO.  And now, Travis has returned...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Dec 06 2019

32mins

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S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 1 of 2)

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Part One of S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming 

In November 1975 seven forestry workers headed into Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves national forest for a routine day's work.  Only six of them would return that night, with one hell of a story to tell...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Nov 29 2019

33mins

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S04 Episode 19 Extra: Touching from a Distance

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In the early hours of March 14th 1928, below deck of an ocean liner just off the coast of West Africa, former RAF pilot Colonel George Henderson reportedly experienced a 'crisis apparition' of his friend and fellow pilot, Captain Raymond Hinchcliffe saying he was lost and in great danger.

What Henderson is said not to have known at the time, is that Hinchcliffe, and his co-pilot, Elsie Mackay were 3000 thousands miles away, high in the clouds, and fated never to be seen again...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Nov 22 2019

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S04 Episode 19: A View from a Hill

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For any regular listener of this show, as you may have gathered, Unexplained is rather fond of a good old haunted house story.  

The story of the Cooneen ghost house of Ireland is just one such tale,  often regarded as one of the most compelling supposed true-life hauntings of all time... 

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Nov 15 2019

26mins

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S04 Episode 18 Extra: Buried Under Brambles

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Whatever your thoughts on supposed occult groups conducting rituals in England's west Sussex countryside, for whatever reason, it's fair to say the region has certainly had its fair share of weirdness. 

In fact, only last year, yet another peculiar story emerged from out of the shadows of the Sussex Downs, as compelling as any other that had previously come to light... Featuring the story of Anthea Ring.

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Nov 08 2019

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S04 Episode 18: The Dark Ascending

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Chanctonbury Ring, an ancient and unusual landmark located in Sussex, England, and the surrounding countryside has long been considered by some to be a hotbed of strange and peculiar activity. In the 1970s, one local resident set out to dig a little deeper into the mystery only to find a little more than he bargained for...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Nov 01 2019

29mins

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E10 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 10)

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EPISODE 10 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure

WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised

Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Oct 31 2019

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E09 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 09)

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EPISODE 09 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure

WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised

Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Oct 31 2019

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E08 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 08)

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EPISODE 08 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure

WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised

Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Oct 31 2019

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E07 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 07)

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EPISODE 07 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure

WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised

Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Oct 31 2019

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E06 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 06)

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EPISODE 06 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure

WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised

Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Oct 31 2019

2mins

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E05 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 05)

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EPISODE 05 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure

WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised

Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Oct 31 2019

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E04 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 04)

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EPISODE 04 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure

WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised

Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Oct 31 2019

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E03 Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure (EPISODE 03)

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EPISODE 03 of Unexplained Halloween Special: Choose Your Own Adventure

WARNING: This experience contains scenes of an intense and bloody nature that some may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised

Have you ever wanted your life to be more like a fairy tale? Are you sure? Well in this one-off Unexplained experience you get the chance to see what it might be like...

Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

Oct 31 2019

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iTunes Ratings

4992 Ratings
Average Ratings
4115
492
179
86
120

Fascinating!

By Thecinimini - May 15 2020
Read more
Can’t wait for new episodes!

My Late Night Favorite Podcast

By 52595clo - May 09 2020
Read more
I’ve listened to all of them several times. Really hope it comes back soon.