Supernatural with Ashley Flowers

Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the truth lies somewhere in the unknown… Enter the realm of true crime’s most bizarre occurrences, and unravel all the possible explanations. No matter how strange or surreal they get. Supernatural with Ashley Flowers is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Listen free, only on Spotify.

Society & Culture
True Crime
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Special Announcement!
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MYSTICAL: Lincoln’s Ghost
Throughout his presidency, Abraham Lincoln was reportedly plagued by strange premonitions and recurring nightmares. Some say they were omens of his assassination. And in the aftermath of his death, Lincoln has been seen haunting the White House and elsewhere.
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ALIEN: The Abduction of Betty & Barney Hill
A weekend road trip ends bizarrely for a New Hampshire couple after they return home with a two-hour gap in their memories.
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CATFISHING: The Ghost of Easterville
In the fall of 2011, a 17-year-old model struck up an online relationship with NBA player Chris “Birdman” Andersen. But someone else was pulling the strings of their ill-fated romance.
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CATFISHING: The Facebook Murders
When Jenelle Potter's crush, Billy Payne, started dating another woman, she used Facebook to spread rumors about the couple.
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CATFISHING: The Talhotblond Case
Listeners, we’re excited to bring you a special crossover from Crimes of Passion, a true crime podcast from Parcast Network!
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HAUNTED: The Amityville House
Competing narratives and fictionalized accounts make it hard to say what exactly happened in the house at 112 Ocean Avenue after the Lutz family moved in.
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THE UNKNOWN: The Electric Girl
Angélique Cottin was not your typical 19th-century French teenager. For one, she could make huge objects move with the faintest touch.
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MYSTICAL: The Lady in Blue
As a cloistered nun in the 17th century, Maria never left her convent in Spain. But through some miracle, she appeared repeatedly in the American Southwest to spread her religion.
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THE UNKNOWN: Werewolves
Werewolves have been terrorizing our collective psyche for millennia. Can we still separate the men from the monsters from the myths?
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Best of 2021: At the Seance
As we look ahead to the new year, we want to take one last chance to say thank you for the year that was — and present our "Best of 2021"!
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“The Christmas Rapture” from Cults
On Christmas Eve nearly seventy years ago, Dorothy Martin and the Seekers stood outside in Chicago and sang carols. They were waiting for a spacecraft that would shepherd them away from Earth — and the impending apocalypse.
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MYSTICAL: The Comte de Saint Germain
In the 18th century, an alchemist and philosopher became something of an international celebrity, rubbing elbows with royalty, predicting violent revolutions, and allegedly unlocking the secret to eternal life.
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ALIEN: Ancient Aliens
Fragments of a map from the 1500s sparked a theory that’s been going strong for decades. It holds that extraterrestrials have been visiting Earth for thousands of years, gifting humans with advanced tech far beyond our means.
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DISAPPEARED: Granger Taylor
A 32-year-old resident of Vancouver Island vanishes in November 1980, leaving behind a note that says he’s heading off on an adventure.
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ALIEN: Zigmund Adamski
In June 1980, police officer Alan Godfrey investigated the strange death of Zigmund Adamski. While his superiors eventually ruled the death an accident, it bore all the hallmarks of an alien abduction.
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HAUNTED: The Great Amherst Mystery
When strange and terrifying events start happening around 18-year-old Esther Cox, locals blame electricity… then ghosts.
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THE UNKNOWN: Time Travel
Time travel seems to be firmly in the realm of science fiction, and yet history is filled with alleged cases — from a traveler who broke the internet, to an Italian priest peering into the past.
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MYSTICAL: Wolf Messing
Born in Poland in 1899, Wolf Messing could reportedly read minds, control people's thoughts, and tell the future. But he wasn't any ordinary psychic. When he met Joseph Stalin in 1940, his powers might've become weapons of war.
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HAUNTED: The Bell Witch
In 1817, the Bell family noticed strange noises in their log cabin in Red River, Tennessee. For the next four years, they’re tormented by an invisible being.
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MYSTICAL: The Red Barn Murder
When Maria Marten disappears in 1827, her stepmother begins having unsettling visions. She dreams that Maria is dead, and buried in a nearby barn.
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THE UNKNOWN: The Flatwoods Monster
In 1952, a small group of people in Flatwoods, West Virginia ventured into the dark to find a downed UFO. They came across a strange aircraft… piloted by a monster.
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ALIEN: The Rendlesham Forest Incident
In December 1980, just outside of London, several members of the U.S. Air Force spotted an indescribable craft in the forest. But this wasn't an ordinary sighting.
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THE UNKNOWN: Robert Johnson and the Devil
In the 1930s, Robert Johnson broke barriers in the American South to become the king of Delta blues. His music is legendary.
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MYSTICAL: Bridey Murphy
When a housewife in the U.S. undergoes hypnosis in 1952, she recalls detailed memories of a past life in 19th-century Ireland.
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CONSPIRACY: Bob Lazar
In 1989, Bob Lazar joined a top secret project out of Area 51 — supposedly reverse engineering alien technologies.
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HAUNTED: The Winchester Mystery House
This odd 24,000-square-foot Victorian mansion boasts winding staircases that lead to nowhere, windows built into the floors, and doors that open to 13-foot drops.
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THE UNKNOWN: Gef the Talking Mongoose
In 1931, the Irving family started hearing the pitter patter of a rodent living behind their walls. Three months later, that animal starts to talk. He tells them he’s a mongoose and his name is Gef.
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CONSPIRACY: Philip Taylor Kramer
Rock star. Rocket scientist. Computer programmer. Philip Taylor Kramer seemed capable of doing everything.
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ALIEN: The Pascagoula Abduction
In 1973, fishing buddies Charlie Hickson and Calvin Parker turned up terrified at the Pascagoula, Mississippi Sheriff's Station.
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DISAPPEARED: The Franklin Expedition
In 1845, the Franklin Expedition left London to chart the Northwest Passage. When Sir Franklin and his crew went missing, his wife turned to the psychic world for answers about his location.
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THE UNKNOWN: Sleep Paralysis
In the terrifying, mysterious experience known as sleep paralysis, people wake up to find their bodies completely paralyzed. They are frozen in place, unable to do anything but watch and listen as they are assaulted by nightmarish, shadowy demons.
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CONSPIRACY: The Chupacabra
After a wave of animal murders terrorized Puerto Rican farms in 1995, locals banded together to hunt a beast they called the Chupacabra.
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MYSTICAL: The Fountain of Youth
Explorer Juan Ponce de León made the quest for the Fountain of Youth what we know it as today, but it's possible that he was searching for something much larger than simply water that turns back time…
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THE UNKNOWN: Charles Hatfield, Rainmaker
Over a hundred years ago, the city of San Diego hired a rainmaker. His fee was huge, his methods were chemical, and he promised rain — then delivered a deluge.
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MYSTICAL: The Fox Sisters
In the spring of 1848, the Fox sisters heard the chilling sounds of rapping and thumping on their walls. When the noise wouldn't stop, the girls started rapping back.
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CONSPIRACY: Valiant Thor
In 1957, an extraterrestrial named Valiant Thor allegedly landed outside of Washington D.C. demanding to speak with President Eisenhower.
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ALIEN: Tic Tac, GoFast, and Gimbal
Navy pilots stationed in the Pacific Ocean saw something inexplicable in November 2004. Eleven years later, a different crew saw the same unidentified phenomenon.
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HAUNTED: The Possession of “Julia”
In the early 1980s, psychiatrist Dr. Richard Gallagher worked with the Catholic Church to monitor the mental health of people seeking exorcisms.
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MYSTICAL: Nostradamus
When tragedies occur, the world often points to Nostradamus as a soothsayer of grim times, but both his legacy and his predictions are a bit more complicated than history has let on...
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THE UNKNOWN: Mothman
In the 1960s a half-bird, half-man creature terrorized the small town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. But it didn't come alone...
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HAUNTED: The Watseka Wonder
In 1877, a 13-year-old girl named Lurancy Vennum developed mysterious symptoms. Her doctors couldn't determine what was wrong with her, until a spiritualist suggested Lurancy's illness was due to her ability to speak to the dead.
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THE UNKNOWN: Spontaneous Human Combustion
What makes a human body burst into flames? Victims leave behind nothing but a pile of ashes and questions.
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MYSTICAL: Patience Worth
Patience Worth hit America’s literary scene hard in the early 20th century. She was a celebrated poet, novelist, and a charming conversationalist. But she was far from your typical literary celebrity: Patience was a ghost.
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THE UNKNOWN: The Hex Hollow Murder
In 1928, a Pennsylvania faith healer was accused of placing a hex on multiple people in York county, leading to his brutal murder.
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ALIEN: The Ariel School Sighting
In 1994, an entire playground full of school children in Zimbabwe claimed they saw a UFO hovering overhead.
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THE UNKNOWN: Spring-Heeled Jack
In 1838, a strange villain began stalking the London suburbs. For the next 70 years, Spring-Heeled Jack — a fire-breathing, metal-clawed monster — terrorized the city.
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CONSPIRACY: The Illuminati
The Illuminati was an 18th-century secret society that supposedly ended just a decade after it began.
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THE UNKNOWN: Green Children of Woolpit
In a 12th-century English village, farmers discovered two young children wandering alone in the woods.
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MYSTICAL: Nicolas Flamel
In the 14th century, an ordinary bookseller named Nicolas Flamel may have unlocked the secrets of immortality, and learned to turn ordinary metals into gold — all thanks to a mysterious object known as the philosopher's stone.
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ALIEN: The Falcon Lake Incident
In 1967, Stefan Michalak went to Falcon Lake for a weekend prospecting trip, where he encountered what has become the best-documented UFO in Canadian history.
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DISAPPEARED: Barbara Newhall Follett
Celebrated author Barbara Newhall Follett went missing in December 1939.
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MYSTICAL: The Aberfan Premonitions
In 1966, an avalanche struck a school in Wales, killing more than 100 children.
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MYSTICAL: The Pollock Twins
When his two daughters died in a tragic accident, John Pollock prayed for a miracle that would bring them back.
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MYSTICAL: The Bosco Murders
Toni Bosco dreamed something terrible would happen to her son. In August 1993, it came true — John and his wife Nancy were murdered.
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DISAPPEARED: Percy Fawcett
In 1925, an explorer led an expedition into the Amazon rainforest and was never seen again.
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CONSPIRACY: The Montauk Project
In the 1970s and '80s, a top-secret research program supposedly took place on the northernmost tip of Long Island.
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HAUNTED: The Loudun Possessions
In 1632, the Devil came to Loudun, France.
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THE UNKNOWN: The Isdal Woman
Over fifty years ago, the body of a woman was found burned to death in Norway’s “Ice Valley.”
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THE UNKNOWN: Bigfoot
In the summer of 1958, a strange creature terrorized construction crews in rural California.
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ALIEN: The Exeter Incident
After UFO sightings exploded in New Hampshire in 1965, everyone from local police to Air Force officials to the Pentagon began investigating.
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THE UNKNOWN: Kaspar Hauser
In 1828, a town in Germany received a strange visitor: a teenage boy who claimed he had been imprisoned his whole life.
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HAUNTED: The New England Vampire Girl
In 1892, Lena Brown died at just 19 years old, joining her mother and sister in an early grave.
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MYSTICAL: The Murder of Charles Walton
The gruesome 1945 pitchfork murder of an elderly townsman brought Scotland Yard’s best detective into one of the most superstitious villages in England.
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CONSPIRACY: Men in Black
Most people recognize Men in Black from the movie franchise, but this mysterious organization originated as a real-life alien conspiracy theory.
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ALIEN: Roswell
It’s the most famous UFO event in U.S. history: In July 1947, a rancher named Mac Brazel found strange debris scattered across one of his fields
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THE UNKNOWN: Paul Amadeus Dienach
In the spring of 1922, a man named Paul Amadeus Dienach fell into a coma.
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THE UNKNOWN: Dancing Plague
One summer day in 1518, a woman named Frau Troffea started dancing. She didn't stop.
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CONSPIRACY: The Babushka Lady
A mysterious woman in a headscarf was seen filming the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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HAUNTED: The Greenbrier Ghost
A young woman in Greenbrier, West Virginia died mysteriously in 1897.
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DISAPPEARED: The Roanoke Colony
In 1590, an English colony on Roanoke Island disappeared without a trace.
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THE UNKNOWN: Jersey Devil
Hooves, wings and high-pitched screams… The Jersey Devil has reportedly been seen thousands of times, lurking in and around a forest called the Pine Barrens.
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MYSTICAL: Netta Fornario
In November 1929, a woman named Netta Fornario was found dead on the mystical island of Iona, Scotland.
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ALIEN: Frederick Valentich
On October 21, 1978, amature pilot Frederick Valentich took off for a quick nighttime flight off Australia's southern shore.
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MYSTICAL: King Tut’s Curse
Can the dead actually curse the living?
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HAUNTED: The Moberly-Jourdain Incident
In the early 1900s, Eleanor Jourdain and Charlotte Moberly visited the Palace of Versailles.
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CONSPIRACY: The Philadelphia Experiment
In 1956, Morris K. Jessup received a letter from a stranger.
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ALIEN: Skinwalker Ranch
When Terry and Gwen Sherman bought their dream ranch in Utah, they never suspected they were entering a hotspot of paranormal activity: glowing orbs, hovering aircraft, mutilated cows… A team of researchers was finally called in to investigate—and two scientists witnessed perhaps the most terrifying phenomenon of all.
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DISAPPEARED: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
On March 8, 2015, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 seemed to vanish into thin air.
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MYSTICAL: Pam Reynolds
In 1991, singer-songwriter Pam Reynolds underwent a daring operation to remove a life-threatening aneurysm.
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HAUNTED: The Devil Made Me Do It
In February 1981, a man named Cheyenne Johnson stabbed his girlfriend’s boss to death.
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MYSTICAL: Rasputin
In the early 1900s, a strange peasant from Siberia charmed Russia’s royal family.
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ALIEN: The Travis Walton Abduction
A young man went missing for five days in 1975, and when he returned claimed he’d been abducted by aliens.
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HAUNTED: The Exorcism of Roland Doe
He only wanted to use the Ouija board to contact his Aunt Helen… He didn’t mean to summon anything evil.
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DISAPPEARED: The Mary Celeste
On December 4th, 1872, the Mary Celeste was found drifting in the Atlantic Ocean.
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THE UNKNOWN: Georgia Guidestones
In small-town Georgia, there’s a strange monument with bizarre instructions for reordering society.
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CONSPIRACY: MK-Ultra
In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson jumped out of a hotel window in New York City.
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THE UNKNOWN: The Beast of Gévaudan
From 1764 to 1767, a strange creature terrorized a mountainous French region called the Gévaudan.
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DISAPPEARED: Louis Le Prince
In September of 1890, inventor Louis Le Prince got on a train in Dijon, France, on his way to present his latest invention to the world…
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HAUNTED: The Sallie House
On the last day of 1992, Debra and Tony Pickman moved into a rented house in Atchison, Kansas.
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CONSPIRACY: Besa Mafia
From drug sales to human trafficking, the dark web is full of illicit activity.
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DISAPPEARED: Flight 19
On December 5th, 1945, Flight 19 flew out over the Atlantic Ocean on a routine training mission.
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CONSPIRACY: Project Stargate
For more than two decades, the CIA and U.S. military ran a top-secret project to study psychic phenomena.
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ALIEN: The Lonnie Zamora Incident
In 1964, 30-year-old police officer Lonnie Zamora witnessed a strange egg-shaped aircraft landing in the New Mexico desert.
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MYSTICAL: Shanti Devi
This story begins in 1926, when Shanti Devi was born in Delhi, India.
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HAUNTED: Zack & Addie
In 2006, a young man jumped to his death from a hotel roof in New Orleans.
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CONSPIRACY: Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?
This World War II era mystery began in England in 1943, when four boys discovered the skeleton of a woman buried inside a hollow tree.
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MYSTICAL: The Silent Twins
From the time they were children growing up in Wales during the 1970s, identical twins June and Jennifer Gibbons refused to speak to anyone or even make eye contact.
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DISAPPEARED: The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers
In December of 1900, the three lighthouse keepers stationed at a lighthouse on the uninhabited Scottish island of Eilean Mor disappeared without a trace.
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HAUNTED: The Exorcism of Anna Ecklund
In 1928, an Iowan woman claiming to hear disturbing voices underwent an exorcism—it lasted 23 days.
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