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Unexplained

Rank #23 in History category

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Unexplained is a bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A show about the space between what we think of as real and what is not. Where the unknown and paranormal meets some of the most radical ideas in science today. When something is inexplicable, that mystery in itself can become the story. In many ways, it is often the lure of the mystery that keeps us coming back for more... And maybe, ultimately, some things are just better left unexplained… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

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Unexplained is a bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A show about the space between what we think of as real and what is not. Where the unknown and paranormal meets some of the most radical ideas in science today. When something is inexplicable, that mystery in itself can become the story. In many ways, it is often the lure of the mystery that keeps us coming back for more... And maybe, ultimately, some things are just better left unexplained… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

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2986 Ratings
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if you like lore you’ll like this!

By Warrior cats r awesome! - Feb 16 2019
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unexplained is one of the few mystery and mythology podcasts i’ve been able to get into besides the lore series of podcasts. i find this podcast absolutely thrilling, providing a similar brand as the former but never covering the same things and with enough variety to keep me coming back for more. also, the narrator is one of the few british men i can stand listening to for an extended amount of time! 😳

#1 Podcast in my book

By Drew Cross - Feb 16 2019
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I have listened to Unexplained for over a year now and the growth of the show is incredible. Not only is each episode meticulously researched and written, but the thought-provoking content and wonderful presentation by Mr. Smith makes this podcast one of my very favorites. Not to mention the Unexplained book is also fantastic! 10/10, I recommend it to all of my friends and we have a blast discussing the topics covered every episode.

iTunes Ratings

2986 Ratings
Average Ratings
2447
330
105
45
59

if you like lore you’ll like this!

By Warrior cats r awesome! - Feb 16 2019
Read more

unexplained is one of the few mystery and mythology podcasts i’ve been able to get into besides the lore series of podcasts. i find this podcast absolutely thrilling, providing a similar brand as the former but never covering the same things and with enough variety to keep me coming back for more. also, the narrator is one of the few british men i can stand listening to for an extended amount of time! 😳

#1 Podcast in my book

By Drew Cross - Feb 16 2019
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I have listened to Unexplained for over a year now and the growth of the show is incredible. Not only is each episode meticulously researched and written, but the thought-provoking content and wonderful presentation by Mr. Smith makes this podcast one of my very favorites. Not to mention the Unexplained book is also fantastic! 10/10, I recommend it to all of my friends and we have a blast discussing the topics covered every episode.

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Unexplained

Rank #23 in History category

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Unexplained is a bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A show about the space between what we think of as real and what is not. Where the unknown and paranormal meets some of the most radical ideas in science today. When something is inexplicable, that mystery in itself can become the story. In many ways, it is often the lure of the mystery that keeps us coming back for more... And maybe, ultimately, some things are just better left unexplained… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

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

Mar 20 2018
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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 or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

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Rank #2: S01 Episode 3: Do You See What I See

Feb 25 2016
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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. www.unexplainedpodcast.com @unexplainedpod

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Rank #3: S03 Episode 2: Lex Talionis (Pt. 1 of 2)

Apr 24 2018
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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 or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

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

Apr 12 2017
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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… Find out more at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and @unexplainedpod

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Rank #5: S03 Episode 12: The Square (Pt.1 of 2)

Sep 25 2018
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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, they did...Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

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Rank #6: S02 Episode 5: Roads to Knowhere

Jun 17 2017
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The A616 is a road in England running from the town of Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire to Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. In 1987 building began on a small stretch of the road that would later become known as the Stocksbridge Bypass, a stretch of road now generally regarded as one of the most haunted in the whole of the UK... Find out more at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and @unexplainedpod

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Rank #7: S01 Episode 10: The Spaces that Linger

Jun 16 2016
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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. More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod

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Rank #8: S03 Episode 9: Come Talk to Me

Aug 07 2018
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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 or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

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Rank #9: S01 Episode 8: When the Light Fades

May 05 2016
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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 More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod

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Rank #10: S03 Episode 6: Shores of the Unknown

Jun 26 2018
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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 or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

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Rank #11: S03 Episode 8: REPEAT INPUT UNTIL END

Jul 24 2018
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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 or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

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Rank #12: S01 Episode 7: Ghosts in Time

Apr 21 2016
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For all the many elements that constitute the paranormal, there are few things quite as evocative as the notion of ghosts. There are of course the ghosts that we carry with us in our daily lives, memories of those we have loved and lost or perhaps even wronged. Thoughts that sit in the deepest parts of the psyche, straining to become manifest. But what of the apparitions that seem not to have been brought forth from our unconscious, those that have no connection to the observer but instead seem for all the world to be reaching out to us from a seemingly timeless space? Featuring the intriguing mysteries of Borley Rectory More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and @unexplainedpod

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Rank #13: S02 Episode 1: Whispers in the Trees pt.1

Jan 25 2017
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Traditionalists consider the real Black Country to only include the region just West of Birmingham where the 30ft coal seam comes to the surface - a product of once living trees, compressed and buried for millions of years, returning to the surface like an irrepressible secret. There are some who say the trees can talk, and if they could, what secrets might they hold? More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod

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Rank #14: S03 Episode 3: Under the Asphalt

May 15 2018
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Considering there have been settlers based around the area of London for over 5000 years, it's hardly surprising that under all that concrete we find many remnants of those that have come before us. But what comes of those whose remnants have been disturbed? This week’s episode looks at a series of strange goings that occurred between 1973-74 at Frankham House, an otherwise quiet housing estate in South East London.Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

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Rank #15: S03 Episode 5: Banggerreng

Jun 12 2018
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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 or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

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Rank #16: S01 Episode 6: Demons in Suburbia

Apr 07 2016
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The notion that free-will might be nothing more than an illusion is a little unnerving to say the least. For some, it might merely be seen as a fascinating quirk of life. But for others, a lack of free-will might speak of something else entirely, something far more sinister. For after all, if we aren’t in control of our minds, then just who, or what, is? Featuring the chilling and tragic story of the exorcism of Michael Taylor. www.unexplainedpodcast.com @unexplainedpod

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Rank #17: S03 Episode 7: Shadowplay

Jul 10 2018
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The 2017 film Verónica, directed by Paco Plaza, tells the story of a teenage girl from a suburb in Madrid, who dies in terrifying circumstances after fooling around with a Ouija board. Many may have seen the film, but did you know it was based on a deeply unsettling true story? Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

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Rank #18: S01 Episode 4: Where Darkness Plays

Mar 10 2016
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Fear, it would seem, is a powerful primal emotion. So potent that it can even make us afraid of things that may not even exist. But then again, just because we can't see something, it doesn't mean it isn't there… Featuring the terrifying Pontefract Poltergeist. www.unexplainedpodcast.com @unexplainedpod

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Rank #19: S03 Episode 11: Into the Abyss (pt.1)

Sep 04 2018
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In 1795, Donald MacInnes is a farmer working on Oak Island, a small land mass just off the coast of Nova Scotia. While walking through a clearing one morning, he discovers a strange circular impression on the ground. What he finds underneath it, will spark one of the most bizarre and mysterious treasure hunts of recent times.Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

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Rank #20: S03 Episode 4: From Eternity to Here

May 29 2018
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It's 1922 and two men are on the hunt for something so incredible, if they were to find it, it would likely be considered the greatest archeological find the world had ever known. But at what price?S03 Episode 4: From Eternity to Here tells the extraordinary story of Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvan and their hunt for the tomb of Tutankhamun.Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

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Rank #1: 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 or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

Mar 20 2018
37 mins
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Rank #2: 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. www.unexplainedpodcast.com @unexplainedpod

Feb 25 2016
20 mins
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Rank #3: 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 or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

Apr 24 2018
25 mins
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Rank #4: 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… Find out more at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and @unexplainedpod

Apr 12 2017
37 mins
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Rank #5: 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, they did...Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

Sep 25 2018
28 mins
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Rank #6: S02 Episode 5: Roads to Knowhere

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The A616 is a road in England running from the town of Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire to Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. In 1987 building began on a small stretch of the road that would later become known as the Stocksbridge Bypass, a stretch of road now generally regarded as one of the most haunted in the whole of the UK... Find out more at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and @unexplainedpod

Jun 17 2017
27 mins
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Rank #7: 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. More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod

Jun 16 2016
28 mins
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Rank #8: 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 or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

Aug 07 2018
29 mins
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Rank #9: 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 More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod

May 05 2016
33 mins
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Rank #10: 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 or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

Jun 26 2018
31 mins
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Rank #11: 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 or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

Jul 24 2018
31 mins
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Rank #12: S01 Episode 7: Ghosts in Time

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For all the many elements that constitute the paranormal, there are few things quite as evocative as the notion of ghosts. There are of course the ghosts that we carry with us in our daily lives, memories of those we have loved and lost or perhaps even wronged. Thoughts that sit in the deepest parts of the psyche, straining to become manifest. But what of the apparitions that seem not to have been brought forth from our unconscious, those that have no connection to the observer but instead seem for all the world to be reaching out to us from a seemingly timeless space? Featuring the intriguing mysteries of Borley Rectory More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and @unexplainedpod

Apr 21 2016
17 mins
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Rank #13: S02 Episode 1: Whispers in the Trees pt.1

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Traditionalists consider the real Black Country to only include the region just West of Birmingham where the 30ft coal seam comes to the surface - a product of once living trees, compressed and buried for millions of years, returning to the surface like an irrepressible secret. There are some who say the trees can talk, and if they could, what secrets might they hold? More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod

Jan 25 2017
24 mins
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Rank #14: S03 Episode 3: Under the Asphalt

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Considering there have been settlers based around the area of London for over 5000 years, it's hardly surprising that under all that concrete we find many remnants of those that have come before us. But what comes of those whose remnants have been disturbed? This week’s episode looks at a series of strange goings that occurred between 1973-74 at Frankham House, an otherwise quiet housing estate in South East London.Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

May 15 2018
28 mins
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Rank #15: 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 or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

Jun 12 2018
30 mins
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Rank #16: S01 Episode 6: Demons in Suburbia

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The notion that free-will might be nothing more than an illusion is a little unnerving to say the least. For some, it might merely be seen as a fascinating quirk of life. But for others, a lack of free-will might speak of something else entirely, something far more sinister. For after all, if we aren’t in control of our minds, then just who, or what, is? Featuring the chilling and tragic story of the exorcism of Michael Taylor. www.unexplainedpodcast.com @unexplainedpod

Apr 07 2016
22 mins
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Rank #17: S03 Episode 7: Shadowplay

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The 2017 film Verónica, directed by Paco Plaza, tells the story of a teenage girl from a suburb in Madrid, who dies in terrifying circumstances after fooling around with a Ouija board. Many may have seen the film, but did you know it was based on a deeply unsettling true story? Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

Jul 10 2018
31 mins
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Rank #18: S01 Episode 4: Where Darkness Plays

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Fear, it would seem, is a powerful primal emotion. So potent that it can even make us afraid of things that may not even exist. But then again, just because we can't see something, it doesn't mean it isn't there… Featuring the terrifying Pontefract Poltergeist. www.unexplainedpodcast.com @unexplainedpod

Mar 10 2016
20 mins
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Rank #19: S03 Episode 11: Into the Abyss (pt.1)

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In 1795, Donald MacInnes is a farmer working on Oak Island, a small land mass just off the coast of Nova Scotia. While walking through a clearing one morning, he discovers a strange circular impression on the ground. What he finds underneath it, will spark one of the most bizarre and mysterious treasure hunts of recent times.Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

Sep 04 2018
24 mins
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Rank #20: S03 Episode 4: From Eternity to Here

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It's 1922 and two men are on the hunt for something so incredible, if they were to find it, it would likely be considered the greatest archeological find the world had ever known. But at what price?S03 Episode 4: From Eternity to Here tells the extraordinary story of Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvan and their hunt for the tomb of Tutankhamun.Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.Thank you for listening.

May 29 2018
43 mins
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