Over the course of history, there are a number of baffling incidents and cases which have become staples of paranormal lore and vexed researchers for years. They've spawned books, documentaries, and on-site expeditions yet answers to these mysteries continue to elude us. Check out these five editions of C2C featuring puzzling stories that remain unsolved.
- In the winter of 1959 in Russia's Ural mountains, a party of nine well-trained hikers met their demise and left investigators and researchers with only questions as to how and why they died. Known as the infamous 'Dyatlov Pass Incident,' the tragic event was discussed at length by Keith McCloskey on the 11/17/2013 edition of C2C. The investigative journalist not only provided listeners with a look at the circumstances leading up to the strange event, but also examined the various theories that have been suggested by researchers over the last five decades.
- Ironically, Russia also happens to be home to another well-known mystery event that has stumped students of high strangeness for over a century: the Tunguska Incident. The massive explosion over Siberia in 1908 has yet to be fully explained, although the sheer power of the enormous blast is without debate. Some have suggested it may have been caused by a meteor, while others believe Nikola Tesla somehow had something to do with it. On the 10/23/2008 edition of the program, author Nick Redfern shared the tantalizing tale of a remote viewer who looked at the event and saw a disc-shaped object!
- Few serial killers are as unnerving as the notorious and never-caught Jack the Ripper, who terrorized London in 1888 with a series of murders that remain unsolved. The longstanding cold case may be the most investigated such crime in history as Jack the Ripper has inspired countless independent investigators to pursue the killer and an untold number of historical figures being fingered as the likely suspect for the murder. Retired British Police Detective Trevor Marriott provides a modern look at the case in his 9/15/2005 appearance on the program.
- The contemporary equivalent to Jack the Ripper may be the unnerving serial killer known as the Zodiac Killer. Similar to his English counterpart, the Zodiac taunted police with letters which detailed his grisly crimes and challenged them to catch him, a feat which authorities could not accomplish. But unlike the Ripper, who performed his dastardly deeds in the late 1800's, the Zodiac's killing spree is still relatively recent and leaves open the unsettling possibility that he is still alive and just may strike again someday. On the 11/14/2014 edition of C2C, researcher Tom Voigt revisited the Zodiac case that kept the San Francisco area on edge during the late 1960's and early 1970's.
- Before the vanishing of Flight MH370 left the world mystified, there was another airline disappearance that made global headlines: Amelia Earhart. The sensational case from 1937 featured the national hero attempting the unheard of feat of being the first woman to fly around the world and somehow disappearing in the process. An exhaustive search failed to produce the aviatrix, her co-pilot, nor her plane and spawned a bevy of conspiracy theories in the process. Filmmaker Rich Martini appeared on the 12/12/2014 edition of Coast to reflect on case and the many possibilities put forward for what may have been Earhart's fate.
Coast Insiders can check out all five of these programs as well as a wealth of other episodes exploring unsolved mysteries that can be found in our vast archive.
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