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We're a brother and sister duo that love to talk about the mysterious, unusual, and unknowable.

We're a brother and sister duo that love to talk about the mysterious, unusual, and unknowable.


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We're a brother and sister duo that love to talk about the mysterious, unusual, and unknowable.






Unknowable Episode 59: The Afterlife Part 2: Heaven and Hell

For part 2 of our afterlife series, we talk about HEAVEN AND HELL. The dichotomy has existed as long as religion but the specifics vary so much between cultures and philosophies. Are these truly places we go after we die? Are they merely a state of mind we experience here on Earth? Are they waiting rooms before Judgment Day? Or is there a neuroscientific explanation?


Unknowable Episode 58: The Afterlife Part 1: Reincarnation

In a very exciting series, we kick off our first of three parts about THE AFTERLIFE. In this initial episode we discuss reincarnation and whether it seems possible that our souls, our consciousness, our SELVES, live on in some higher plane after our physical body ceases to exist.


Unknowable Episode 57: Professor Haim Eshed & The Pentagon UFO Photo

For once we're delving into somewhat recent topics: from Professor Haim Eshed, former director of space programs for the Israel Ministry of Defense, saying we've been in contact with aliens for years, to the Pentagon officially releasing a photo and videos of UFOs... who should we believe??


Unknowable Episode 56: The Boys on the Tracks

It's time for episode 56 and this one is all about the boys on the tracks. Late one night in August of 1987, two teenage boys are run over by a fast-moving train as they lay together on the tracks... but it turns out they were already dead. Who had it out for these kids? And why?


Unknowable Episode 55: Chicago's Mothman

We are revisiting the phenomenon of Mothman, but this time focusing on the flap (see what we did there?) of recent sightings in the Chicago area. Is it another Mothman similar to the one spotted in Point Pleasant all those years ago? Is it a Thunderbird, a legendary creature from Native American lore? Is it mass hysteria, a giant condor, or an adventurous person with an elaborate costume? See what we think...


Unknowable Episode 54: The Abandoned Village of Rastess

What explanation can there be when a village of 88 people is simply... abandoned? Was it something as logical as a lack of resources and necessities? Did mermaids lure them to their watery graves? A government experiment? Or is it something to do with those lights that hover above the tree line...


Unknowable Episode 53: Griffith Park & The Devil's Tramping Ground

An odd episode for us -- make sure you listen to both stories! The theme is haunted parks & woods. Justine tells us about Griffith Park in Los Angeles, a massive public space with a wicked curse in its history. Gray tells us about The Devil's Tramping Ground in Bear Creek, North Carolina, a camping site that may be a recreation spot for Satan himself...


Unknowable Episode 52: The Solway Firth Spaceman

Imagine having a relaxing day out with your wife and daughter, snapping a few photos to remember the time you had, and then developing the photos only to find what looks like a god dang ASTRONAUT in the background that you KNOW wasn't there on your nature jaunt. That's what happened to Jim Templeton in 1964. Listen to find out what he saw, and what we think the explanation might be...


Unknowable Episode 51: The Disappearance of Lars Mittank

When Lars Mittank arrived in Bulgaria with his friends, on vacation from their home in Germany, things were relaxed and carefree. But by the end of the trip, Lars had become paranoid and anxious, leaving his belongings at the airport and hopping a fence to run away from threats unknown, never to be seen again. What on earth happened in the span of those few days?


Unknowable Episode 50: The Disappearance of Sneha Anne Philip

Last seen on September 10th, 2001, Sneha Anne Philip was a medical school resident in a happy marriage. But when she never returned home, the questions started to arise: did she perish in the attacks on the World Trade Center? Did she end up at the wrong person's apartment after a few drinks? Or did she, as some suggest, start a whole new life...


Unknowable Episode 49: The Axeman of New Orleans

The Axeman, or The Boogeyman as he was also known, was a killer who targeted Italian grocers in New Orleans in the early 20th century. He would pry off a panel of their door, kill or seriously maim them with an axe or straight razor, and then disappear as quickly as he arrived. Who was he? What was his motivation? And what does jazz music have to do with ANY of it? Listen and find out...


Unknowable Episode 48: Australia's T. Rex

The idea of a 20-foot T. Rex roaming the Northern Territory of Australia seems both fascinating and fantastic. Is there actually a descendent of the era of dinosaurs mutilating cattle in the Outback, or are people mistaking a present day lizard or bird for something more far-fetched?


Unknowable Episode 47: Aphantasia

Can you imagine if your mind's eye was blind? You try to think of your best friend's face or your favorite beach spot or your childhood dog and... nothing materializes. Or maybe that's everyday reality for you and you had no idea there was a name for it or that it wasn't the norm. It's called aphantasia, from the Greek for "no imagination", and it's a damn wild mystery of the brain.


Unknowable Episode 46: The Dancing Plague of 1518

In July of 1518 the city of Alsace, in what is now modern day France, saw a woman start dancing... erratically, uncontrollably, for days. Soon others joined her until there were as many as 500 people dancing in the streets, possibly even to their deaths. What started this dance mania? And what ultimately stopped it? Join us to hear our thoughts...


Unknowable Episode 45: The Salish Sea Feet

Since August 2007 at least 20 detached human feet have been found on the coasts of the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington state. I mean, if that's not enough to draw you in, I'M NOT SURE WHAT IS.


Unknowable Episode 44: The Beebe, Arkansas Bird Deaths

On New Year's Day, two years in a row, a combined thousands of dead red-winged blackbirds were found on the streets and lawns of Beebe, Arkansas. What could have made such a mass death possible? Was it natural or supernatural? Was it linked to the thousands of fish that died in the same area? Listen to what we think in episode 44...


Unknowable Episode 43: The Pocomoonshine Lake Monster & Cassie the Casco Bay Sea Serpent

For this episode we decided to not only talk about aquatic cryptids but specifically ones that are believed to live in our home state of Maine. Gray tells us about The Pocomoonshine Lake Monster, a giant, eel-like creature swimming around in the northern part of the state, and Justine talks about Cassie, a sea serpent supposedly spotted in the waters of Casco Bay and beyond.


Unknowable Episode 42: The Lead Masks Case

Two men, dressed impeccably in suits, are found dead on a hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, wearing rain coats and, bizarrely enough, lead masks covering their eyes. What brought them there? What were the masks meant to protect against? Were their deaths accidental or something more otherwordly? Listen and find out what we think...


Unknowable Episode 41: The Disappearance of Carole Baskin's Husband, Don Lewis

You had to know we couldn't watch Tiger King and do an episode about the biggest mystery of all (besides how Joe Exotic's eyebrow ring is holding on for dear life): what happened to Carole Baskin's husband, Don Lewis? Did he crash his plan off the Gulf of Mexico? Did he plan his own disappearance? Did Carole feed him to the tigers? Listen and see what we think...


Unknowable Episode 40: The Mongolian Death Worm

Out in the vast expanse of the Gobi Desert there is believed to be a creature so devastating it has been dubbed The Mongolian Death Worm. Rarely seen but commonly feared, it has powers not typically known to living creatures... but is it real, or merely an urban legend? Give this episode a listen and hear what we think...