30 Brain-Rattling Mysteries and Unsolved Crimes Just Begging to Be Podcasts

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30 Brain-Rattling Mysteries and Unsolved Crimes Just Begging to Be Podcasts

If you’re looking to make the next Serial, might we suggest: Please don’t. But if you simply must, try looking into one of these unsolved mysteries. 

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RGO What the Hell is the Tamam Shud LIA Mystery all about? BIM All the Australian police could ever learn about the man they found was that he was dead. A piece of paper in a secret pocket read tamám shud (Persian for ended or finished). It was torn from a book where some /AB kind of code was scribbled. 70 years later, we still have no idea what any of this means. Tamám Shud CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM What happened at the Dyatlov Pass? In 1959, nine Russian students went on a ski trip. While camping in a remote spot, they all fled their tent in their underwear-and died. Some of them were later found with their skulls broken. Were they attacked? Many theories were put forward, but there are no answers.

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CRACKED.COM Artemus Ogletree's death was all kinds of bizarre. ESIDENT In 1935, Ogletree was murdered in the Hotel President in Kansas City, Missouri. Before he was identified (he was going by a fake name), someone paid for his funeral, and someone tried to make his family think he was still alive. What weird going-ons was Artemus involved in? We may never know.

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CRACKED.COM A TV star's death was (maybe) porn-related. By the 1970s, Bob Crane had gone from star of the successful sitcom Hogan's Heroes to washed-up celebrity with a homemade porn fixation. His porn- producing partner, John Henry Carpenter, was the main suspect of Crane's bloody murder in 1978. However, there was never any conviction.

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CRACKED.COM The Peasenhall Murder reads like a mystery novel. The 1902 murder of Rose Harsent, in Peasenhall, England, ticks all the clichés and then some: A big house in the countryside, a thunderstorm, a forbidden love affair... Nothing is missing. Harsent's (married) lover, William Gardiner, was the main suspect, but the evidence was never enough to convict him.

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CRACKED.COM Several people were murdered with Tylenol. canting DOS POW TONSTAL In September 1982, seven people died in Chicago after taking painkillers. Someone had opened several Tylenol bottles and added cyanide to them. The investigation never found out who did it. Tylenol bottles are tamper-proof today to prevent this from ever happening again.

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Elizabeth Short hoped to be in movies - but movies were made about her. Dubbed Black Dahlia by the press due to her alleged penchant for black clothes, Short was found on a sidewalk in Los Angeles in 1947 - sliced in two, and without any blood in her body. While books were written and movies were made about her sensationalized case, no real leads were ever found. CRACKED.COM

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