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A narrative podcast bringing awareness to missing persons cases and exploring the unexplained. 
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The Missing and Unexplained Podcast Tyler Hooper

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 58 Ratings

A narrative podcast bringing awareness to missing persons cases and exploring the unexplained. 
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    UNEXPLAINED - Patty Hearst and the SLA (Dr. Rachael Hanel)

    UNEXPLAINED - Patty Hearst and the SLA (Dr. Rachael Hanel)

    I have a very intriguing episode for you this week; I interviewed Dr. Rachael Hanel about Patty Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA).
    Rachael is a former newspaper reporter and copy editor and teaches Creative Writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books for children. Her first adult book is "We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger's Daughter." She's also the author of "Not the Camilla We Knew," a book about Camilla Hall, a pastor's daughter from small-town Minnesota who eventually joined the ranks of the notorious Symbionese Liberation Army before dying in a shootout with Los Angeles Police in May 1974.
    The SLA, an American militant far-left organization active in California between 1973 and 1975, kidnapped Patty Hearst, the granddaughter of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, from her Berkley dorm in February of 1974. A bizarre story followed, including extortion and Hearst joining the SLA as one of its members. The saga climaxes with a bank robbery gone awry.
    I had heard of the SLA and Patty Hearst in passing before talking to Rachael, but I had no idea just how incredible and strange this story is. Rachael was kind enough to walk me through what happened in 1974 and how much of what happened is still relevant fifty years later.
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    FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPod
    INSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpod
    TWITTER: @missingXpod
    EMAIL: tyhooper8@gmail.com
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    Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music 
    Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper.

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    • 32 min
    MISSING: Dean Kelly Morrison (Merritt/Kamloops, B.C.)

    MISSING: Dean Kelly Morrison (Merritt/Kamloops, B.C.)

    On October 22, 2013, Dean Kelly Morrison disappeared after leaving his job as a painter at the 2600-hectare Stump Lake Ranch between Merritt and Kamloops. He is a 44-year-old father of three who had been living in a trailer on the ranch's property. Despite extensive search efforts, Morrison's disappearance remains a mystery to his family.
    It's alleged that on the day he was let go, he had an altercation with the ranch's foreman. It's also alleged that on the day Dean went missing, the Stump Lake Ranch foreman contacted members of Dean's family, asking them to get rid of his truck and trailer; the foreman eventually called a tow truck to have Dean's truck and trailer taken away. His sister reported him missing on October 28.
    Despite air and several ground searches and hiring a private investigator, no concrete evidence has been found to explain why Morrison disappeared. His sister had given him a bottle of Ativan pills to help him cope with personal stress, including his marriage breaking up, but the family does not believe that he would have willingly vanished; he told his mother before he disappeared that he would never leave his children.
    Dean's mother, Elizabeth, told me that when the family first reported Dean missing, both the ranch foreman and later the police informed her that Dean had committed suicide despite having no physical evidence to prove this. The case remains open.
    Please visit the Facebook page "Missing: Dean Kelly Morrison" for more information about Dean's case.
    Any information regarding Morrison's disappearance should be reported to Kamloops RCMP at 250-314-1800.
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    FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPod
    INSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpod
    TWITTER: @missingXpod
    EMAIL: tyhooper8@gmail.com
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    Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music 
    Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper .

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    • 26 min
    INTERVIEW: Tim Marczenko (Gone Cold)

    INTERVIEW: Tim Marczenko (Gone Cold)

    Today, on the show, I have Canadian author Tim Marczenko. Tim has written two books, "Disembodied Voices: True Accounts of Hidden Beings" and "Gone Cold: Death and Disappearances in the Northwoods." I wanted Tim on the show to talk about his latter book, "Gone Cold," which looks at cold, missing person cases in my home province, Ontario. Tim's book is incredibly gripping and exhaustively researched. 
    I was delighted he wanted to come on the show to discuss his book, the writing process, and some of the cases he's spent so much time researching.
    You can find both Tim's books on Amazon in print and audio format; you can also find Tim on Facebook and Instagram.
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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the creator and do not necessarily reflect those of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis do not reflect the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.
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    FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPod
    INSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpod
    TWITTER: @missingXpod
    EMAIL: tyhooper8@gmail.com
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    Credits: 
    Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music 
    Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper .

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    • 46 min
    UNEXPLAINED: The Missing Lighthouse Keepers of Eilean Mor

    UNEXPLAINED: The Missing Lighthouse Keepers of Eilean Mor

    Happy New Year! I wanted to start 2024 with a mystery I have always been fascinated with.
    In December of 1900, in the Flannan Islands on Eilean Mor, three lighthouse keepers, James Ducat, Thomas Marshall, and Donald MacArthur, vanished in stormy weather and without a trace off the remote northwest coast of Scotland.
    Theories range that the men perished due to supernatural forces, inhabiting the Island since pre-Christian times. Or a conflict broke out between the men, and they murdered each other in a rage. And finally, some think they were blown over the side of a cliff in a gale or swept away by a giant wave during a storm.
    I was lucky enough to speak with Keith McCloskey, author of "The Lighthouse: The Mystery of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers." Keith's book is a tremendously gripping narrative rooted in his original historical research. Keith has written many books on aviation history and mysteries and another famous mystery, the Dyatlov Pass. You can check out Keith's books on his website, keithmccloskey.com. You can also find him on Facebook on his author page as Keith McCloskey. 
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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the creator and do not necessarily reflect those of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis do not reflect the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.
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    FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPod
    INSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpod
    TWITTER: @missingXpod
    EMAIL: tyhooper8@gmail.com
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    Credits: 
    Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music 
    Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper 

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    • 48 min
    MISSING: Patricia Duncan (Buckie, Scotland)

    MISSING: Patricia Duncan (Buckie, Scotland)

    51-year-old Patricia Duncan, a mother of seven, went missing from Buckie, a coastal Scottish town, sometime on November 16, 2002. It’s reported she walked out of her home into the cold and rain with her cigarettes and brown sheepskin jacket. It’s believed she was also wearing black pants and black shoes.
    Patricia is approximately 5’4 in height, with a slim build and fair complexion. Her family says she had no reason to leave the house, and her missing is incredibly out of character.
    There was a large search of the region for Patricia. Still, despite an extensive police investigation, including cadaver dogs and an underwater search team, no clues have been found about what may have happened to Patricia.
    If you have any information, please get in touch with Police Scotland on 101 or via their website. If you prefer to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on ‪0800 555 111 or use their online reporting service. Alternatively, phone/text the Missing People 24/7 helpline at 116 000 or email 116000@missingpeople.org.uk, quoting reference 03-000100.
    For more information about Patricia’s disappearance, you can also visit the Facebook page “Missing Person Patricia Duncan."
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    DISCLAIMER:
    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are that of the creator and do not necessarily reflect that of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis are not reflective of the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically-thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.
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    FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPod
    INSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpod
    TWITTER: @missingXpod
    EMAIL: tyhooper8@gmail.com
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    Credits: 
    Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music 
    Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper 

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    • 26 min
    INTERVIEW: Laurah Norton (Lay Them to Rest)

    INTERVIEW: Laurah Norton (Lay Them to Rest)

    I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of Laurah Norton's new book: "Lay Them to Rest: On the Road with the Cold Case Investigators Who Identify the Nameless." Laurah, also the host of The Fall Line and One Strange Thing Podcasts, has written a riveting book about how investigators, experts, and forensic scientists identify Jane or John Doe Cases. In her book, she focuses on one case in particular, Ina Jane Doe, whose partial remains were found in a state park in Illinois in January of 1993. The incredible part? Laurah and her team of experts managed to figure out who Ina was. Now, they are hoping to solve her murder.
    You can find Laura's book, Lay Them to Rest, where you get your books. I strongly recommend it to those looking for something passionately, meticulously researched, and written. Laurah has a background in creative writing and archival and primary research, which makes "Lay Them to Rest" a page-turner full of information I had never known about Doe and Cold Cases. You can find Laurah on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – I've linked to all of her social, as well as the book, in the description. You can also find her at laurahnorton.com and check out her book on laythemtorestbook.com
    Enjoy my interview with Laurah. 
    Laura's Social: 
    https://www.instagram.com/laythemtorest/ 
    https://twitter.com/thewholesea?lang=en 
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    DISCLAIMER:
    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are that of the creator and do not necessarily reflect that of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis are not reflective of the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically-thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.
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    FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPod
    INSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpod
    TWITTER: @missingXpod
    EMAIL: tyhooper8@gmail.com
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    Credits: 
    Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music 
    Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper 

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    • 44 min

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