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If you have ever had a strange fascination with dark histories, compelling mysteries, and conspiracy theories, then this podcast is for you. Every episode your host Skye and a guest will delve into a case file full of unknowns. They will ask questions, tell related stories, and give their own opinions, all while learning about the case.

Histories, Mysteries, & Conspiracies Skye

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    • 3.4 • 159 Ratings

If you have ever had a strange fascination with dark histories, compelling mysteries, and conspiracy theories, then this podcast is for you. Every episode your host Skye and a guest will delve into a case file full of unknowns. They will ask questions, tell related stories, and give their own opinions, all while learning about the case.

    Traverse City State Hospital

    Traverse City State Hospital

    In northern Michigan, there is a community known as the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. While now used for a multitude of purposes, including housing, shopping, and medical services, this collection of buildings originally had a different purpose. It was originally known as the Traverse City State Hospital, a facility which was originally used as an asylum for those suffering from mental illnesses, but would become a hospital and a refuge to those with tuberculosis, polio, the flu, and other contagious diseases. In this episode, Caity joins Skye to explore the history of this facility, how it has changed over the years, and the strange hippie tree which remains on the grounds. 
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    • 39 min
    Mount Rushmore

    Mount Rushmore

    Mount Rushmore was the brain child of Doane Robinson, but was created by Gutzon Borglum. The two disagreed on who should be represented on the mountain and what the mountain should represent. In this episode, Skye is joined by Junior from The Canuckinomicon to discuss how Mount Rushmore started as a simple idea and how it became what it is today. The two also delve into the details around the strange Hall of Records hidden behind Lincoln's head.
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    • 34 min
    The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man

    In the late 1800s, Joseph Merrick was born a normal baby. A few years later, he would begin to develop growths in his bones and skin. Rejected by his family and society, Merrick turned to freak shows to make a living. His astounding medical mystery caught the eye of notable doctors and affluent members of society. In this episode, Skye and Carrie discuss how the Elephant Man came to be and what we can learn from his disease today.
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    • 26 min
    The Great Molasses Flood

    The Great Molasses Flood

    Please note: This episode has a different feel compared to other episodes due to the guest and the host being long-time friends. If you want something more formal, listen to a different episode. 
    In 1919, Boston, Massachusetts was hit by a wave of molasses when a molasses holding tank burst open due to environmental changes and a lack of structural integrity in the tank. This disaster lead to the deaths of dozens and a confused and hard working first response team. In this episode, Skye and Tia talk about this case, what caused it, and some interesting cultural influences that resulted.
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    • 20 min
    Denver International Airport

    Denver International Airport

    When the Denver International Airport was built, it seemed unnecessary, out of place, and over budget. Since completion, the airport has featured some controversial artwork. On top of all of this, DIA is known for having a complex underground tunnel system that no one seems to agree what it is used for. In this episode, Tia joins Skye to talk about their local conspiracy, what really is going on with the Denver International Airport?
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    • 37 min
    Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    On April 26th, 1986, the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl in the U.S.S.R. experienced two explosions and a meltdown as a result. This event had the potential to be a global catastrophe and changed the world's perspective on nuclear energy forever. This event also inspired the recent HBO miniseries with the same name. In this episode, Skye and Dylan discuss what exactly happened to cause the explosion and what happened as a result.
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 Ratings

User13947382 ,

Room to improve

A lot of people seem to dislike the hosts because of... the way that they talk? And because they have higher pitched voices so they must be highschoolers? Its entertainment, not everything needs to be a five hour long case analysis, it is meant to be something to listen to. Plus it is free. Some people are just spoiled.

Nomad2103 ,

I like like it

Like non factual but pretty entertaining like ladies

90 day fan ,

Junior high school class presentation

Listening to the Dyatlov Pass episode. The hosts have giggled their way thru and mispronounced so many words. Ill-prepared, random incoherent ramblings. Cant take another minute of the ridiculous commentary.

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