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Investigating things we simply don't have the answer to. Sometimes, you have to think a little sideways to come up with a solution.

Investigating things we simply don't have the answer to. Sometimes, you have to think a little sideways to come up with a solution.
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Portland, OR

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Investigating things we simply don't have the answer to. Sometimes, you have to think a little sideways to come up with a solution.

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English


Episodes

Who was Colonel Tomb?

5/24/2018
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During the Vietnam War the US military recorded the feats of Vietnamese flying ace Colonel Tomb. However after the war it was discovered that the Vietnamese People's Air Force had no record of this pilot. Did he exist, and if so who was he?

Duration:01:09:23

TSP Live-Ade Family Murder

5/17/2018
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Live from CrimeCon 2018: On March 24, 1897 the Ade family was brutally murdered. Accounts conflict but between two to four heads were removed with an axe. Who committed this horrible crime? Team Sideways discusses the case and reviews the theories with the help of their live audience.

Duration:00:55:51

The Impossible Murder of Isidor Fink

5/10/2018
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In March 1929, Isidor Fink was shot to death in his Manhattan apartment. But the doors had been bolted from the inside, the windows nailed shut... and no gun, nor gunman, was there. Who killed Isidor Fink and how the hell did he do it?

Duration:01:43:25

Bohemian Grove

5/3/2018
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Established in 1878, Bohemian Grove is a camp nestled in the Redwoods of California which hosts an annual retreat of over 2,500 highly influential men. With names as big as George H.W. Bush and Henry Kissinger in the ranks, events like the Cremation of Care have spurred conspiracy theories for decades.

Duration:01:00:39

The Madden Curse

4/26/2018
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John Madden Football (now Madden NFL) hit consoles in 1988. The "curse" began when it began featuring players on the cover. Does this game really have the power to destroy players' careers, or is it just a lot of audibles?

Duration:00:58:04

The Annecy Shootings

4/19/2018
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A British family and a French bicyclist are murdered on a mountain road in the French Alps. Accusations of nuclear espionage and secret stashes of Saddam Hussein's millions begin to fly. But despite a huge investigation on both sides of the Channel, the murderer, and his motive, remain unknown.

Duration:01:16:31

Tunguska Event

4/12/2018
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On June 30th 1908, 770 square miles of forest in Eastern Siberia were flattened by a massive explosion. 100 years later, we still don't know what caused it.

Duration:00:58:25

What is the Mapinguari?

4/5/2018
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The native peoples of South America have reported seeing a giant, hair, and bad smelling creature in the Amazon forest for generations. Is this cryptid real or is it just a local legend?

Duration:01:09:07

Disappearance of Mike Williams

4/1/2018
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In December 2000, Jerry "Mike" Williams left his house early to go duck hunting. His boat was found floating on a nearby lake days later, but Mike was never seen again.

Duration:00:56:51

What happened to Kenny Veach?

3/29/2018
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In October 2014, Kenny Veach posted a video on YouTube about his search for a strange creepy cave he'd found on a hike in the Sheep Mountain Range in Nevada. Not long after that he left to search again--and vanished without a trace. What happened to Kenny Veach?

Duration:01:38:13

Disappearance of Brian Shaffer

3/22/2018
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A guy walks into a bar... and disappears forever. 27 year old Brian Shaffer disappeared from inside the Ugly Tuna Saloona in March 2006. He has never been heard from since.

Duration:01:14:04

The Falling Soldier

3/15/2018
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Robert Capa captured the iconic image of a soldier being shot and killed during the Spanish Civil War in 1936. But was it real or was it staged? Did it happen how he said it did or was it all a fabrication?

Duration:01:18:29

The Murder of Catrine da Costa

3/8/2018
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In 1984 the dismembered, headless remains of Catrine da Costa were discovered in Stockholm, Sweden. Although the case has become one of the most notorious murders in Swedish history, no one has ever been convicted of the crime.

Duration:01:16:23

The Disappearance of Amy Billig

3/1/2018
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March 5th, 1974, 17 year old Amy Billig disappeared while hitchhiking to her father's office in Coconut Grove, Florida. What has followed is a 44 year search full of false leads and biker gangs.

Duration:01:04:59

Death of Singer Sam Cooke

2/22/2018
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Legendary R&B singer Sam Cooke was shot and killed in a seedy hotel in 1964. Was it really a booze-fueled tirade that cost him his life? Or was he set up? Or was it some kind of hit?

Duration:01:09:04

Michael Meiring—Treasure Hunter or Terrorist?

2/15/2018
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In May 2002, in Davao, Philippines, a bomb went off in the hotel room of Michael Meiring, an American treasure hunter. Days later he fled the country--assisted by the FBI, according to the Philippine president. What was he up to? And why was the US government involved?

Duration:01:00:37

The Persian Princess

2/8/2018
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In October 2000, a video surfaced in which a man claimed to have the mummified remains of a Persian Princess. The investigation revealed that not only might the mummy be a forgery, but there might also be a murder in the mix.

Duration:00:52:00

The Zip-Gun Bomber

2/1/2018
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Between 1982 and 1996 five packages were mailed to seemingly unrelated New Yorker's, each containing a homemade explosive. Who was the bomber and why were these people targeted?

Duration:01:09:15

Campden Wonder

1/25/2018
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In 17th-century England, three people were hanged for the murder of William Harrison. But, to paraphrase some famous British historians, Harrison wasn't QUITE dead...

Duration:01:00:05

Gareth Williams

1/18/2018
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When police conducting a welfare check on Gareth Williams discovered his decomposing body in locked a red North Face bag in the bathroom, they ruled it an accidental death. Though this alone is a sufficient mystery, Gareth happened to have been found in a Secret Services safe house. What really happened to Gareth Williams?

Duration:01:06:44

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