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In July 2021, Professor Derek Abbott made the stunning announcement that (thanks to his tireless work and that of genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick) he'd finally cracked the mystery of the so-called 'Somerton Man'.  In this week's Extra I speak to Prof. Abbott to find out more... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Part Three of Season 06 Episode 22: To Morn Names The discovery of the enigmatic words Tamám Shud curled up in a small fob pocket of the unknown man's trousers, is finally the clue that Detective Leane and his team have been hoping for.  The truth of the man's identity is in sight... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Part Two of Season 06 Episode 22: To Morn Names With news of the unidentified body found on Somerton Beach beginning to spread throughout the world, the Adelaide police have their hands full as they chase one lead after another, but will any of it bring a resolution? Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. Get Exclusive NordVPN deal here https://nordvpn.com/UNEXPLAINED It’s risk- free with Nord’s 30-day money back guarantee!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Good Cult is an investigative podcast about the dark corners of the New Age self-help movements and the American counterculture. In season one, host River Donaghey will explore his family's group therapy cult to unpack the strange history of the Human Potential Movement, and try to understand how a violent self-help seminar in the 1980s evolved into a global phenomenon, which would capture his own family decades later. Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-cult/id1643228328 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/32alR42n7RSjALWyiFOoAV?si=3ad152facfd54944See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On December 1st, 1948, the body of an unknown man was found on Somerton Beach in Adelaide, South Australia.  Despite recent claimes that the identity of the individual, who would come to be known as the Somerton Man, has now been discovered, his story remians one of the most enduring mysteries of modern times. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. Get Exclusive NordVPN deal here https://nordvpn.com/UNEXPLAINED It’s risk- free with Nord’s 30-day money back guarantee!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 1685 George Sinclair, the brother of Maister Thomas Sinclair, the man who revealed Major Thomas Weir's confession to the authorities, published a book titled Satan's Invisible World Discovered, which contained a number of stories that neatly outlined the leading superstitions of the day. Among them, although never referred to as such, is one of the earliest ever recorded cases of an apparent poltergeist... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 1670, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Major Thomas Weir, a Covenanter and man of puritanical faith was a much-respected member of the city's Presbyterian community. Until, one day, the mask slipped.   Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With the death of Francisco Marto in 1919, followed by that of his sister Jacinta the following year, Lucia dos Santos was left as the only living member of the enigmatic trio who knew the apparent secrets given to them by the Virgin Mary. Lucia disclosed the first two in 1941. The third one however, she would not reveal, believing it was simply too distressing for the public to hear...   Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Part two of Season 6 Episode 20: Children of the Pastures Lucia is faced with a true test of her faith as the Mayor attempts to put an end to her and her cousin's extraordinary claims.  Meanwhile, excitement grows for the miracle that the Virgin Mary has apparently promised to perform at her 6th and final appearance... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the spring of 1916, three young children from the village of Aljustrel in western Portugal claimed to see the Virgin Mary while out tending sheep in a nearby pasture.  The incident marked the beginning of what is now known as the Fatima Prophecies. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In March 1974, Terry Matthews and his mother, Gerri Betz, came across a strange metallic sphere in the woods close to their home in Jacksonville, Florida. Then, things got a little strange... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 1951, 67-year-old Mary Reeser moved down from Columbia, Pennsylvania to Florida to be closer to her son and grandchildren.Five weeks later, Mary was dead; killed in the most horrifying and bizarre circumstances that continue to confound to this day. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It is said that St Francis of Assisi was the first person to receive the stigmata, back in 1224.  Since then only thirty or so people have seriously claimed to have suffered from it, with perhaps the most famous of them being Francesco Forgione, or as he would later be known, Padre Pio. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the late 1940s, Italian sculptor Amilcare Santini was commissioned to make a statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to use as a model for mass production.  Little did he know, that it would become just about the most famous depiction of the Immaculate Heart ever created. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Perhaps one of the strangest cases of an unidentified body occurred in Kenora, Canada, in 1974 when an unknown man walked into the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce on Main Street with disastrous consequences... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In late November 1970, in a valley just outside of Bergen in western Norway, a 12-year-old girl stumbles upon the burned remains of a body.  The discovery will spark one of the most enigmatic true-crime mysteries of modern times.   Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In last week's episode, we learned about Baba Vanga, whose apparent psychic abilities are said to have been analysed by a number of parapsychologists. As for mainstream scientists, you might think they prefer to stay away from such things. In fact, there is a long and fascinating history of well-respected academics, many of whom have made significant contributions in their field, putting such people to the test, with often startling results.    Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Blinded in a freak storm, Baba Vanga from Strumica in present-day North Macedonia is believed by some to have been the most gifted psychic of the modern age.  Her life story is almost as extraordinary as her supposed gifts.  Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Of all the strange aviation related disappearances, perhaps the spookiest of all are those in which the aircraft return, but the crew do not... Stories like that of US Navy scouting blimp L-8, which in 1942 became the locus of one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time.   Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Second Officer Donald Repo was one of the 101 people killed when Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashed in the everglades just west of Miami in December 1972.But then, according to numerous apparent witnesses, he came back… Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Comments (386)

Phoebe McBee

Bit strange this has came out after the Somerton man has been identified with no mention of it! Carl Webb was his name.

Sep 26th
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Michael Bailey

This used to be one of my all time favorite podcasts, but the advertisements are just too much.

Sep 18th
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Natallia Varankovich

such a great content, but so difficult to listen to:(( Your intonation and emphases on last words in the sentence are not very annoying. sorry

Aug 16th
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Ethan Finlay

the narrators tone is not normal to me. made the podcast better 👌 😉

Jul 10th
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ID25289515

I already knew this story…there is a podcast called Death in Ice Valley…one of the first podcasts I ever listened to…

Jun 27th
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Sue Miller

I’ve heard this story a few times but yours was amazing. Thank you so much I’ve enjoyed your show from the beginning

Jun 24th
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jack black

the narrators tone is not normal to me. made me distracted

Jun 7th
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Sue Miller

Thank you that was really interesting and very well done

May 27th
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Kain Kenny

When binge listening that teledoc ad drives me nuts

May 10th
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A Gannon

That poem is profoundly, haunting and beautiful.

Apr 23rd
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Matthew Stephenson

it's a massive exaggeration to claim Hale bopp is the most observed comet. Hailey's comet has been observed for centuries, so surely is going to beat it out.

Apr 5th
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Kain Kenny

Is there an ad-free option?

Mar 18th
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MunkyGirl

"..the more they digged.." 😂

Jan 29th
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MunkyGirl

Isn't it Folie à deux?

Jan 26th
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dan turner

is this actually real?

Nov 5th
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jack flower

one of best podcasts out. Richard knows how to tell the story

Nov 1st
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Andy Burgess

hope your daughter feels better soon Richard!

Oct 26th
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Becky Terrell

❤️

Oct 24th
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Denise Nolson

Hope she's feeling better very soon x

Oct 23rd
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ABHILASH BABU

May your daughter get better soon

Oct 23rd
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