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A podcast to explore the unexplained, Straight-Up Enigmas discusses paranormal and supernatural events, as well as true crime, cold cases, and other mysteries.

A podcast to explore the unexplained, Straight-Up Enigmas discusses paranormal and supernatural events, as well as true crime, cold cases, and other mysteries.
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A podcast to explore the unexplained, Straight-Up Enigmas discusses paranormal and supernatural events, as well as true crime, cold cases, and other mysteries.

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English


Episodes

Episode 16: The Cursed Basano Vase

1/22/2019
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The Basano Vase is made of carved silver and was most likely created in 15th century Italy as a wedding gift for an Italian bride. On her wedding night, the new bride was found lying on the floor, dying, and clutching the vase to her chest. With her dying breath, the bride promised to return and seek revenge. No one knows exactly how she died, but now, the legend goes that every person who has owned the vase since has died within a three-month period. Where is the vase now? Why has it killed...

Duration:00:13:49

BONUS: Updates in JonBenét Ramsey Case

1/19/2019
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In Straight-Up Enigma’s first episode, we covered the story of Jonbenét Ramsey, a child beauty-pageant queen, who was found dead in the basement of her family's Boulder, Colorado, home on Dec. 26, 1996. To this day, her case remains unsolved. New developments in the case, including a convicted pedophile's confession, will be discussed in this bonus episode. Theme song created and owned by Chuck Flyer. Comfortable Mystery 1 - Film Noire by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons...

Duration:00:05:25

Episode 15: Cleopatra's Hidden Tomb

1/15/2019
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Cleopatra ruled Egypt for 21 years, during which she both married and killed her brothers, killed her sister, bedded Julius Caesar, and had a long-standing affair with Roman general, Mark Antony. Cleopatra is arguably one of the most recognizable female figures in history. But if her name is so famous and her story so well-known, then where is she? Cleopatra’s final resting place remains undiscovered to this day. How can someone so… legendary... just disappear? Was her suicide actually a...

Duration:00:14:24

Episode 15: Cleopatra's Hidden Tomb

1/15/2019
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Cleopatra ruled Egypt for 21 years, during which she both married and killed her brothers, killed her sister, bedded Julius Caesar, and had a long-standing affair with Roman general, Mark Antony. Cleopatra is arguably one of the most recognizable female figures in history. But if her name is so famous and her story so well-known, then where is she? Cleopatra’s final resting place remains undiscovered to this day. How can someone so… legendary... just disappear? Was her suicide actually a...

Duration:00:08:08

Episode 14: Debi Kent

1/8/2019
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17-year-old high school senior, Debi Kent, went missing on the night of November 8, 1974 after leaving a school play with her parents. Investigators believe she was abducted and murdered by serial killer Ted Bundy while on his reign of terror in Utah. Bundy admitted to killing Debi just before his execution, but police were never able to locate her body. Was Bundy telling the truth? Was he the one responsible for Debi's disappearance? If so, where did he leave her body? Listen in as I...

Duration:00:12:10

Episode 13: Elisa Lam

12/17/2018
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A mysterious surveillance video of Elisa Lam in the Cecil Hotel’s elevator shows that she might have suffered a mental breakdown before drowning herself in one of the hotel’s water tanks. Due to her strange behavior in the elevator, others think Elisa was running from an attacker—or worse—a demon of some kind. What really happened to Elisa Lam? Join us for this week’s episode to hear some of the strange circumstances and theories surrounding the enigma of Elisa Lam.

Duration:00:11:07

Episode 12: The Vanished Sodder Children

12/11/2018
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Early on Christmas morning, 1945, a fire destroyed the home of George and Jennie Sodder, leaving five of the couple’s 10 children dead. Or were they? The many mysteries surrounding the fire have made the Sodder children the center of one of America's most infamous unsolved cases. Listen in as we discuss the enigma of the vanished Sodder children. Copyright info: straightupenigmas.home.blog.

Duration:00:10:59

Episode 11: Sleep Paralysis & Shadow People

12/4/2018
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Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move or speak. One of the more frightening elements of sleep paralysis is seeing dark, shadowy figures floating toward you or hulking in the corner of your bedroom. Science has found a way to explain away the appearance of shadow people during sleep paralysis episodes, but what does it have to say about those who have seen shadow people during their waking hours?

Duration:00:18:49

Episode 10: Fermi Paradox

11/27/2018
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According to NASA, for humans to be alone in the universe would be a one in 10 billion trillion chance. If there are theoretically 10 quadrillion intelligent civilizations in the universe, and if the chances of us being alone are 1 in 10 billion trillion, then where are all the aliens? See straightupenigmas.home.blog for copyright info for the songs used.

Duration:00:10:15

Episode 9: The Impossible Murder of Julia Wallace

11/20/2018
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Once in a while a case comes along that is truly baffling—one that requires a more in-depth look. The killing of Julia Wallace is seen as the impossible murder; it’s a story that’s stumped even the brightest of super sleuths. Join me this week as we take our most detailed dive into the champion of all murder mysteries: The Murder of Julia Wallace. Copyright information at straightupenigmas.home.blog.

Duration:00:42:06

Episode 8: The Voynich Manuscript

11/13/2018
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It could be a travel diary written by aliens, or a witch’s spellbook. It could just be a strangely encoded book of botany. IT is the Voynich Manuscript, and it's one of the most puzzling mysteries in the history of the world. See website for copyright info.

Duration:00:14:23

Episode 7: The Disappearance of Paula Jean Welden

11/6/2018
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On the night of December 1, 1946, Paula Jean Welden told her roommate she was going for a "long walk," but she never returned. Was she murdered? A runaway? Tune into this week's episode to hear the details of the mysterious and chaotic investigation that followed. Copyright information for Kevin MacLeod's Dreams Become Real available at https://straightupenigmas.home.blog.

Duration:00:13:36

Episode 6: "I Grew Up in a Haunted House"

10/30/2018
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An old friend, Haley, describes the mysterious events that took place in the remodeled church that acted as her childhood home. On tonight's special Halloween episode, you'll also hear the story of Haley's other haunted house she moved into in Salt Lake City, Utah. Join the discussion in this week's episode of Straight-Up Enigmas. Go to straightupenigmas.home.blog for copyright information.

Duration:00:27:09

Episode 5: The Circleville Letters

10/23/2018
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In 1976, the peaceful town of Circleville, Ohio was interrupted by a mysterious letter writer leaving thousands of violent, vulgar letters in its residents' mailboxes. Who was this enigmatic author? Was he or she responsible for the death of one Circleville resident? Listen in to this week's episode to find out.

Duration:00:20:16

Episode 4: Flo's Grave at Ogden City Cemetery

10/16/2018
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Legend says that if you shine your headlights on Florence (Flo) Grange's headstone three times, she will appear and walk toward your car. Is the legend true? Can Flo really be summoned just by shining lights on her grave? Join me this week as I discuss my own supernatural encounter at Flo's grave.

Duration:00:18:12

Episode 3: The Faces of Bélmez

10/9/2018
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María Gómez Pereira noticed an eerie, dark stain on her kitchen floor resembling a man's face. Ripping up the floor and digging underneath the house revealed a shocking and ghastly secret kept hidden for 700 years. Even after the hole was filled, several more faces appeared. What were the Bélmez Faces? Was it all just a hoax? Was the Spanish government faking test results and lying to the public as a way to bring tourists to the country?

Duration:00:16:18

Episode 2: Walter Collins & the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders

10/2/2018
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Christine Collins claimed the strange, quiet little boy brought home to her by the LAPD in 1928 was not her missing son, but the police refused to believe her. Was the boy actually Christine's son, Walter, or was he an imposter? If so, where was the real Walter? Was he still alive? And what was going on in the mysterious town of Wineville less than 50 miles to the east? Listen in as we discuss this nearly century-old enigma of Walter Collins and the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders.

Duration:00:26:37

Episode 1: JonBenét Ramsey

9/25/2018
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On December 26, 1996, six-year-old beauty pageant queen, JonBenét Ramsey, was found murdered in her Boulder, Colorado home. Almost 22 years later, the enigma remains: Who killed JonBenét Ramsey?

Duration:00:30:20

Straight-Up Enigmas Intro

9/21/2018
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A little bit about what to expect when you listen to Straight-Up Enigmas.

Duration:00:02:01