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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.




Episode 11: Sleep Paralysis & Shadow People

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?


Episode 10: Fermi Paradox

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 for copyright info for the songs used.


Episode 9: The Impossible Murder of Julia Wallace

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


Episode 8: The Voynich Manuscript

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.


Episode 7: The Disappearance of Paula Jean Welden

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


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

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 for copyright information.


Episode 5: The Circleville Letters

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.


Episode 4: Flo's Grave at Ogden City Cemetery

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.


Episode 3: The Faces of Bélmez

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?


Episode 2: Walter Collins & the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders

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.


Episode 1: JonBenét Ramsey

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?


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