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2019-5-26

Ancient Egyptians in Australia

Season 5, Ep. 14

In the early 1900s, a discovery was made in Australia that would ignite much controversy. Etched in rocks in Queensland were a multitude of hieroglyphs that resembled those found in ancient Egypt. For years the glyph's were a center of controversy – to those witnessing the glyphs first hand, it was proof that ancient Egyptians had visited Australia. To Egyptologists, the glyphs were deemed some sort of forgery and the general archaeological consensus is that they were simply carvings done in the 1920s by enthusiastic people fascinated by mummies. But then artifacts such as large stone carving started being discovered as well as small artifacts like amulets.


Again, they were simply dismissed as forgeries and that they were most likely carved in rock, forgotten and discarded for nearly 100 years. There are, however, some artifacts showcased in museums in Australia that perhaps show Ancient Egyptian symbols such a Aten Sun carved into sacred stone.


In 1912, a farmer digging a fence hole found a bronze coin deep in the ground minted in Egypt between 221 and 204BC. Skeptics claimed that although the coin was indeed real, it must have been dropped there by a miner who had collected it on world travels and had it accidentally fall into the ground and buried by years of soil.


But beyond the glyphs and the carved rocks and the multitude of artifacts and the misplaced coin lies many bigger artifacts and according to some researches even lost pyramids.


This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World Season 5 Episode 14 Ancient Egyptians in Australia

2019-5-26

Ancient Egyptians in Australia

Season 5, Ep. 14

In the early 1900s, a discovery was made in Australia that would ignite much controversy. Etched in rocks in Queensland were a multitude of hieroglyphs that resembled those found in ancient Egypt. For years the glyph's were a center of controversy – to those witnessing the glyphs first hand, it was proof that ancient Egyptians had visited Australia. To Egyptologists, the glyphs were deemed some sort of forgery and the general archaeological consensus is that they were simply carvings done in the 1920s by enthusiastic people fascinated by mummies. But then artifacts such as large stone carving started being discovered as well as small artifacts like amulets.


Again, they were simply dismissed as forgeries and that they were most likely carved in rock, forgotten and discarded for nearly 100 years. There are, however, some artifacts showcased in museums in Australia that perhaps show Ancient Egyptian symbols such a Aten Sun carved into sacred stone.


In 1912, a farmer digging a fence hole found a bronze coin deep in the ground minted in Egypt between 221 and 204BC. Skeptics claimed that although the coin was indeed real, it must have been dropped there by a miner who had collected it on world travels and had it accidentally fall into the ground and buried by years of soil.


But beyond the glyphs and the carved rocks and the multitude of artifacts and the misplaced coin lies many bigger artifacts and according to some researches even lost pyramids.


This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World Season 5 Episode 14 Ancient Egyptians in Australia

2019-5-19

Where is Ted Conrad?

Season 5, Ep. 13

Its been 50 years and Ted Conrad has yet to be found. In 1969, Ted Conrad was a young, twenty year old man with a fascination with Steve McQueen and the movie The Thomas Crown Affair, one that McQueen starred in and was released that same year.


Nothing was extraordinary about Ted Conrad and we wouldn't even be talking about him if not for the fact that he is one of the unsolved mysteries from the FBI vault.


This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World Season 5 Episode 13 Where is Ted Conrad?


It was Friday, June 11, 1969. Richard Nixon was the US President and the war Vietnam was spiraling out of control. David Bowie just released Space Oddity to radio stations and The Sprague Electric Company delivered a 1.5 inche diameter silicon disc to NASA, containing 73 "messages of good will from the leaders of the world's nations to be flown and left on the Moon"


It was a time of great tension and of great optimism.


At the time it was neither for Ted Conrad. Ted graduated from high school a year previous, in August and was well admired by friends, got excellent grades and scored 135 on an IQ test. He landed a job at the Society National Bank's Public Square Headquarters as a bank vault packager and for seven months worked steadily, proficiently and without much notice. Each day he would package money that would be sent to various banks across Cleveland.


In the evenings he would watch and re-watch the Steve McQueen movie The Thomas Crown Affair that was playing in the local cinema. McQueen played a bored high-society millionaire who orchestrated a $2.6 million bank robbery for sport -- to pit his wits against investigators'.


And according to his friends he started to act the part. He'd show off his fluent French and his billiards prowess, which one friend described as "tournament-quality." He drove a two-seat MG sports car and proclaimed his love for Porsches and Calvert gin.


Ted told one bank employee that the bank would be an easy heist and even said, “'I could do this and nobody would know it until it was over.”


Ted's chance came that second week of July: His supervisor was hospitalized for surgery, and he was left largely unsupervised. At lunch he returned to work with a plain paper bag containing a fifth of Canadian Club whiskey and a carton of smokes -- into the vault with him. No one thought twice when he signed out for the weekend carrying the same bag -- filled, authorities believe, with $50 and $100 bills totally $215,000 or $1.8 Million in today's money.


At 7:26 p.m., outside Teds Clifton Boulevard apartment, he waved goodbye to his landlady and climbed into a cab. He got out 26 minutes later at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. There, he called his girlfriend and told her he was going to Erie, Pa., for a rock concert and would return the following day.


On Monday bank employees noticed Ted had not made it into work. They called him at his home to make sure he was OK. They waited several hours and had not heard from Ted who was always at work on time and had not missed a day. When the vault money was counted before deliveries could be made employees alerted their manager that money was missing – a lot of money.


The bank did a quick recount and noted the missing bills. They quickly called police and an investigation was mounted. It took a week before the newspaper reported on the crime but people were fascinated by the Apollo Moon Mission and Landing that week and disregarded the news.


Ted Conrad, just like most Americans, knew of the scheduled launch and build up to the major event and probably timed his crime to hide within the shadows of the moon.


That week, the FBI got involved in the search for Ted Conrad. They tracked Ted to the Cleveland National Airport where they believed he sat on a flight to Washington DC. Later, this was confirmed when Ted's girlfriend reported receiving a letter from him about a week after the robbery that was postmarked from that location. The FBI then intercepted another letter to his girlfriend from Ted that was postmarked Inglewood, California where LAX is located.


“I do want to write thought I only ask that you burn the envelopes so that the authorities don't get the postmarks,” he wrote in the letter.


The FBI had leads that he was or was in California, Colorado, Virginia, New York, Hawaii and even Australia.

2019-5-5

Bigfoot 911

Season 5, Ep. 11

Jerry Cline had parked his home made camper near a corn field in Knox County, Ohio and prepared a campfire to relax with his dog Bug, and have a few beers and enjoy the evening. He put out the fire, returned to his camper and crashed on the bed.


Suddenly, his trailer began rocking back and forth so much so that Jerry, alone and afraid in the dark called 9-11.


This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World Season 5 Episode 11 Bigfoot 911.


Before we get into Jerry's story, it is noted by skeptics that Jerry had about six beers that night and that he was drunk as noted in his slurred speech. But, according to his medical records, Jerry had suffered a stroke previously causing his slurred speech and together with a few beers, being awoke in the middle of the night, half asleep and scared, his speech is sometimes is hard to understand. We will play the entire 9-11, but please note, in some parts it is hard to understand.


Here is Jerry Cline to tell us his experience with what he believes was a Bigfoot creature:


Jerry Cline sold the trailer and has since been back to the location to see if he can find any more evidence. Before this encounter he was interested in Bigfoot and stories about crytids, but today he is almost devoting his life in finding evidence that Bigfoot is real and that his encounter was truthful.


Jerry Cline isn't the only person who has called 9-11 because they believed Bigfoot was near.


In 1990, a caller frantically tried to get assistance in the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State.


In September of 2015, a caller placed a 9-11 call to Bedford County Virginia dispatch claiming she just something out of the ordinary two days earlier and wanted to make a record of it.


"I know this is going to sound crazy," the woman started the conversation to the dispatcher.


The woman explained to the dispatcher she was driving up Route 43, toward the Peaks of Otter, around 11:40p.m. on September 9. She said her headlights hit something strange past Turkey Mountain Road, just before the first bridge.


"I know this is going to sound crazy,” she said again. “but I went back and checked and there were prints, a Bigfoot with a baby."


Astonished the dispatcher asked "There were what?"


"It was a Bigfoot with a baby." she said confidently.


After assuring the dispatcher she hadn't been drinking, the woman offered no explanation why she waited two days to call 9-11 but she says she went back in daylight to see if there was any evidence.


"I did see some footprints and the stride was longer than anything I could make." she told the dispatcher.


The woman said the creature's footprint was bigger than her two feet together, end to end. She wears a size 8 shoe. She said the creature was holding its baby the way a human would.


"The baby was looking right at me."


Deputies were called to the investigate the site but found no evidence of any animal tracks.


In 2009 a homeless couple called 9-11 to report a Bigfoot sighting in San Antonio Texas. Here is the recording:


So what are we to make of these 9-11 Calls? Dispatchers get all sorts of people calling 9-11 from McDonald's not serving Breakfast at the right time, or to call 911 because they believed the sunset was a forest fire. People are sometimes irrational, call for non-emergencies, or sometimes are just plain delusional. Bigfoot calls, however, surprisingly rare. Jerry Cline seems to have been geniounly scared by whatever was shaking his trailer, and the Washington bigfoot caller sounds rational and legit. Even the homeless couple seem rational and honest in reporting what they saw. It appears as if something did happen to all of them and they all witnessed something strange. For the most part no further evidence is presented and the callers wish to remain anonymous adding more mystery to the already cryptid subject of Bigfoot.