Rank #1: S04 Episode 18: The Dark Ascending
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...
Nov 01 2019
Rank #2: S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 1 of 2)
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...
Nov 29 2019
Rank #3: S04 Episode 17: Appearing is Being (Pt. 1 of 2)
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.
Oct 11 2019
Rank #4: S04 Episode 1: Alone With Everybody (Pt 1 of 2)
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.
Jan 11 2019
Rank #5: S04 Episode 19: A View from a Hill
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...
Nov 15 2019
Rank #6: S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft (Pt. 1 of 3)
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...
Mar 20 2018
Rank #7: S01 Episode 3: Do You See What I See
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.
Feb 25 2016
Rank #8: S04 Episode 10: The Creeping
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.
Jun 14 2019
Rank #9: S04 Episode 7: Called to the Forest (Pt. 1 of 2)
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...
Apr 19 2019
Rank #10: S02 Episode 4: When the Snow Melts pt.1
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…
Apr 12 2017
Rank #11: S03 Episode 2: Lex Talionis (Pt. 1 of 2)
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.
Apr 24 2018
Rank #12: S03 Episode 9: Come Talk to Me
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.
Aug 07 2018
Rank #13: S04 Episode 3: I See You
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...
Feb 15 2019
Rank #14: S01 Episode 8: When the Light Fades
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.
May 05 2016
Rank #15: S04 Episode 12: Wilderness Be Still
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.
Jul 19 2019
Rank #16: S03 Episode 12: The Square (Pt.1 of 2)
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...
Sep 25 2018
Rank #17: S01 Episode 10: The Spaces that Linger
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.
Jun 16 2016
Rank #18: S03 Episode 8: REPEAT INPUT UNTIL END
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...
Jul 24 2018
Rank #19: S03 Episode 6: Shores of the Unknown
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...
Jun 26 2018
Rank #20: S03 Episode 5: Banggerreng
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.
Jun 12 2018