Episodes
On Christmas Eve 1945, the Sodder family home went up in flames. Parents George and Jennie escaped the blaze with four of their children, only to realize that five of their remaining children were missing. The problem was, no trace of their remains was found anywhere in the rubble. As time went by, curious details led some to believe the may have made it out alive. But where could they have gone? More than 60 years later, this tragic mystery remains unsolved. This Week's Sponsors: Green...
Published 11/02/23
On New Years Day 1963, Dr. Gilbert Bogel was found dead on the banks of the Lane Cove River in Sydney, Australia. Just a few feet away lay the body of Mrs. Margaret Chandler. Both were partially nude with no major visible wounds to speak of. Why were these two unrelated people on the banks of a river in the early hours of New Years Day? And what, possibly invisible force, had killed them? This Week's Sponsors: Mr Ballen- Follow Mr Ballen’s Medical Mysteries wherever you get your podcasts....
Published 10/26/23
In the early 1900s, Harry Price was the preeminent psychical researcher of the English spiritualism movement. His meticulous research took him all across Europe, usually culminating in series of experiments at his purpose-built, fraud-proofed psychical lab. Ever the skeptic, Price was driven by an obsessive mission to not just to expose frauds who claimed they could reach over to the other side, but to find anyone who actually could. This Week's Sponsors: Smalls- Head to Smalls.com/STRANGE...
Published 10/19/23
Bubble, bubble, toil and lots of trouble. The Puritanical witch hunt of Salem, Massachusetts took the lives of 19 innocent people as one of the most dramatic instances of scapegoating in American history. Was there something in the rye? Evil in the water? Sexism in the air? Well, that goes without saying. This Week's Sponsors:   Ritual- Ritual is offering my listeners 30% off during your first month. Visit ritual.com/ STRANGE to start Ritual or add Synbiotic+ to your subscription...
Published 10/12/23
Anna Mae Aquash was a passionate and outspoken First Nations activist and one of the few female leaders of the American Indian Movement of the 1970s. In the wake of her brutal murder, blame was thrown in every direction but lips ultimately remained sealed. Thirty years later, some of those on the inside might find the courage to break their silence. Sponsors: Magic Spoon- Remember, get your next delicious bowl of cereal at MagicSpoon.com/STRANGE and use the code STRANGE to save five dollars...
Published 10/05/23
In 1975, Jim Sullivan had all the potential of a classic rocker on the verge of making it big. After the release of his sophomore album, while driving from LA to Nashville, he disappeared somewhere in the New Mexico desert. Did he run afoul of the law? Did he get mixed up with a dangerous mafia family? Or did Jim Sullivan somehow foreshadow his own disappearance with an album he wrote, titled, UFO? Rocket Money- Stop wasting money on things you don't use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions -...
Published 09/28/23
In 1973, two teenagers ventured to a festival in upstate New York to see their favorite bands play. With just a few dollars in their pockets and a hitchhiking sign that read “To Watkins Glen”, no one knows if they ever made it to the concert. There they stood, two kids on the side of the road with sleeping bags strapped to their backs, slowly fading in the rearview, never to be seen again. Their disappearance would become one of the oldest missing persons cases in United States history. This...
Published 09/21/23
Any place that is a repository for transitory people is bound to attract some wayward souls looking to free themselves of their corporeal body. It seems the more fancy the hotel, the more ghosts it plays host to. Chicago’s ornate Congress Plaza Hotel is said to be one of the most haunted in the country. It’s cursed guestbook features killer clowns, a staggering number of tragic deaths, and one of the most notorious serial killers in American history.  Miracle Brand- Upgrade your sleep with...
Published 09/14/23
Hey, Strangers! We're off this week for the holiday, but will be back next week with an all new episode. For this week we wanted to bring back one of our favorite early episodes, Elevators: Terror and Death in a 6 by 6 Foot Box. Elevators: they’re a modern convenience that we take for granted. But maybe we shouldn’t. This week we bring you two stories about terror and death in a 6 by 6 foot elevator car. If you're looking for more Strange & Unexplained content to binge right now, sign...
Published 09/07/23
In early 1978, five young men went out for a fun night together watching college basketball. On the way home they disappeared into the dark late-winter wilderness, high in the mountains of Yuba County, California. What followed was a tense investigation, devastating discoveries, and over 40 years of unanswered questions. What led them out there that night? Where were they going? And why didn’t they turn back? This Week's Sponsors: Miracle Brand- Go to TryMiracle.com/STRANGE and use the...
Published 08/31/23
In the mid-1990s Michael Alig was king of New York City nightlife, ruling over a group of misfits known as the Club Kids. His parties made him the vanguard of shock-factor cool, inflating his ego and his drug problem, until it all went spiraling out of control. How do you know when the party's over? When someone ends up dead. This Week's Sponsors: IQBAR- Now get 20% off all IQBAR products, plus get FREE shipping. To get your 20% off, just text STRANGE to 64000. Smalls- Head to...
Published 08/24/23
Hey, Strangers! We've officially launched the Strange & Unexplained patreon.  For just $5/month, you will have access to 3 bonus episodes a month. These episodes will be about 15-20 minutes long, giving you more of the kind of Strange and Unexplained content you love.  For $7/month you will be getting all of that plus ad free versions of the regular episodes!  The first three patreon episodes are available NOW! To join the patreon, head to patreon.com/strangeandunexplained. Next...
Published 08/21/23
Alberta Williams was a promising young woman who’s life was taken from her without warning in the summer of 1989. Despite some promising leads, witnesses remain silent, investigations remain deadlocked, and Alberta’s family remains without closure. As decades pass, Alberta’s case has become one of the ever-growing number of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls cases that remain unsolved today. Our Patreon is now live!!! For bonus content and ad-free episodes, head to...
Published 08/17/23
What if something so strange happened to you that even the authorities and paranormal enthusiasts alike had no idea how to explain it? One night in 1987, the Georgia home of an elderly couple erupted into a geyser of human blood. Red liquid drenched the walls and floors, leaving behind a horrifying scene and many unanswered questions. Where did the blood come from? How did it end up splattered all over this quiet residence? And, who is responsible? **EXCITING NEWS!!** Hey, Strangers! Next...
Published 08/10/23
Could you identify a monster hiding in plain sight? What if he was your colleague, neighbor, or even your own father? Brewing beneath the surface of a seemingly mild-mannered accountant, was a horrific family annihilator driven by a twisted world view. One day John List snapped, committed an unimaginably gruesome mass murder, and then he simply disappeared into thin air. Smalls- Head to Smalls.com/STRANGE at checkout for 50% off your first order PLUS free shipping! Dave- Go to...
Published 08/03/23
An unidentified, well dressed man was found dead on an Australian beach in November 1948. He lay on the sand as if sleeping, with no immediate signs of struggle or foul play. Stitched into a secret pocket in his trousers was a scrap of paper torn from a book of 18th century poetry, with a confusing jumble of letters and numbers scribbled alongside. Was it a cypher for a secret code? Could the man have been a spy? Or was he merely an unfortunate, unclaimed soul? The mystery would remain for...
Published 07/27/23
Could you identify when you were under attack, even if you couldn’t see it? Over the last decade a number of U.S. Officials on assignment abroad have reported sudden and explainable attacks of troubling psychic symptoms. Out of nowhere they’re struck by invisible vibrations and overwhelming pressure to the head, causing extreme dizziness, temporary blindness and memory loss, known as Havana Syndrome. Who is behind the attacks? How are they doing this? Is this the effect of a top secret...
Published 07/20/23
Does life imitate art? Does Bart imitate life? Does Homer know more than he’s letting on?? Despite being a work of fiction and, yes, a cartoon, in 34 years on the air The Simpsons seem to have predicted the future a truly astounding number of times. We’ve all heard that truth is stranger than fiction, but is it possible that our most absurd and speculative fiction could come true? This Week's Sponsors: Grammarly- Go to grammarly.com/tone to download and learn more about Grammarly Premium’s...
Published 07/13/23
Is any place safe? When a child guarded by life in a wholesome, All-American community disappears, is that proof that evil is lurking around every idyllic corner? In the fall of 1982, 12-year-old Johnny Gosch disappeared while delivering newspapers in the suburban neighborhood of West Des Moines, Iowa. The mystery of his disappearance and the investigation surrounding it would go on to change his family, and the country, forever. This Week's Sponsors: Miracle Brand- TryMiracle.com/STRANGE...
Published 06/29/23
What would you sacrifice to live freely? Would you fight every day, out loud, to defend your way of life? For Marsha P. Johnson, living on her own terms was a non-negotiable part of her existence. Her outspoken activism and advocacy led her to be one of the most prominent figures of the gay rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s in New York City. She was a living legend, until one tragic day in 1992 her body was found floating in the Hudson River. Over 30 years later, her death is still...
Published 06/22/23
What would you do if you knew your were ahead of your time, if only by a brief moment? In the late-1950s, Connie Converse was young musician at the forefront of New York City’s burgeoning folk scene. Her groundbreaking songs poised her for greatness, but soon the male-dominated scene spearheaded by the likes of Bob Dylan had sucked out all the air around her. Connie Converse never got her due. Then she disappeared without a trace, never to be seen again. This Week's Sponsors: Ritual-...
Published 06/15/23
Throughout history, flashes of group mania have taken hold of entire societies without warning. From dancing 'til you're dead, to laughing yourself into a stupor for days on end, the people struck down by these so-called plagues certainly weren’t having a good time, despite what might seem like a non-stop party attitude. One thing has perplexed researchers to this day: what is behind this mysterious phenomenon? This Week's Sponsors: Smalls - So head to Smalls.com/STRANGE and use promo code...
Published 06/08/23
Hey, Strange & Unexplained listeners!  We’re off this week for the Memorial Day holiday, but didn’t want to leave you with an empty feed, so we’re featuring an episode from another Obsessed Network show, “Crimes of the Centuries” Crime is so commonplace that it takes something particularly shocking and horrifying to be labelled the “crime of the century.” Even so, many of these crimes have been forgotten or lost to history. Until now.  Each week, award-winning report Amber Hunt takes a...
Published 06/01/23
In the summer of 1976, a group of college students experienced something otherworldly while on a camping trip in the wilderness of Maine. The mystery surrounding the phenomenon would entangle the men for the next forty years, leading them down a road of experimentation and hypnosis in their search for answers as to what exactly happened to them that night. This Week's Sponsors: Cerebral -  You can get an exclusive 50% off your first month of therapy by going to cerebral.com/strange...
Published 05/25/23
Communing with nature sounds nice, sure, but wilderness can hide darkness in it’s miles of untamed trails. No matter how experienced a hiker you are, bad things have a tendency to be lurking out in the woods. Spanning over 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail is the longest foot-path in the world, but or some, it’s long walk straight into the hands of a killer. This Week's Sponsors:  Ritual - Visit ritual.com/STRANGE to start Ritual or add Synbiotic+ to your subscription...
Published 05/18/23