Mary Celeste | Episode 20 | Simply Strange

In December of 1872, a merchant ship was discovered floating aimlessly about in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, with its crew nowhere to be found. There was no sign of foul play, nor were there any clues at all as to why exactly the crew abandoned their ship and, to this day, it remains one of the most fascinating mysteries of the high seas. 

This week we tell the story of Mary Celeste.

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Dyatlov Pass | Episode 10 | Simply Strange

In February of 1959, a group of experienced hikers were camping in the Ural Mountains when something happened - something that spooked them to the point that they tore their way out of their tent and ran down a mountain in subfreezing temperatures without so much as bothering to put shoes on. When their bodies were eventually found by rescuers, it was determined that six of the hikers had died of hypothermia, while the remaining three all sustained strange blunt force injuries, similar to what would be expected in a car crash. Their deaths were eventually ruled to have been the results of "a compelling natural force."

The death of hikers at Dyatlov Pass remains one of history's most mysterious events, and speculation has run wild over the years, with theories as to what caused them to flee their tent ranging from an avalanche, to a yeti attack, to a feud between the KGB and the CIA.

 

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Thanks to CO.AG Music for the awesome background tracks in this episode! You can check them out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcavSftXHgxLBWwLDm_bNvA

Sky Metalwala | Episode 8 | Simply Strange

On November 6th, 2011, 2 year old Sky Metalwala disappeared under suspicious circumstances in the midst of an ugly custody battle between his parents. The day after Sky's father was finally given visitation rights, his mother says that that he was taken from her parked car after she ran out of gas and went looking for help. But, the problem is... all evidence indicates that she is lying and it is even possible that Sky Metalwala was never even in his mother's car that day.

Follow this link for more information on Sky: http://www.missingkids.org/poster/ncmc/1183128/1

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Chris Jenkins | Episode 6 | Simply Strange

On Halloween 2002, Chris Jenkins got kicked out of a bar in Minneapolis and was forced to walk home. And that was the last he was ever seen alive. The authorities hastily came to the conclusion that Chris had accidentally drowned in the Mississippi River, but over the years, new details have come to light that suggest otherwise.

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Brandon Lawson | Episode 5 | Simply Strange

In 2013, Brandon Lawson ran out of gas on a remote stretch of highway in Texas. He called his brother for help, who arrived not too long after, but found no sign of Brandon. While Brandon was stranded, he made a strange call to 911 that has led to countless different theories as to what exactly happened to him that night.

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The Sodder Children | Episode 4 | Simply Strange

On Christmas Eve, 1945, the Sodder family home burned to the ground. George and Jennie Sodder, along with four of their children, managed to get out. The five remaining children weren’t so lucky, and George and Jennie would spend the rest of their lives trying to figure out exactly what happened to them.

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Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon | Episode 3 | Simply Strange

In April of 2014, a pair of Dutch girls traveled to Panama to celebrate their graduation, learn Spanish, and do some volunteer work. Upon arrival, they found out that they had somehow managed to get there a week early. To pass the time, they decided to go on a hike, but they never returned. Going off of minimal evidence, the authorities hastily ruled their death a hiking accident, but as new evidence trickled in a lot of people began to wonder if that was really the case, or if something more sinister had happened to Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon.

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