ONTD Original: Building on Unsolved Mysteries

Mar 25, 2021 22:05

We all know Unsolved Mysteries was a show that brought light to many cases and put their victims in the spotlight in hopes of solving them ( Read more... )

1990s, 1970s, 1980s, true crime, television

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val_garland March 26 2021, 03:35:49 UTC
Viola Davis lost me when she made that documentary series that essentially theorized that Darlie Routier is innocent.

Some of my fav UM segments:
Resurrection Mary
Magic Rock (it is the stupidest shit ever)
Patricia Meehan
Kurt McFall
Marie Hilley
Agatha Christie
Allagash Abductions
Katie the gold sweating psychic
Fumbles

20/20 made two of my favorite documentaries in the past few years.
My Mother's Sins (about Diane Downs)
Unfaithfully Yours (about Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker)

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frejasface March 26 2021, 04:16:09 UTC
ngl, it kind of shook my faith that Darlie Routier is guilty. Even though I think she almost certainly still is.

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patchsassy March 26 2021, 04:17:46 UTC
Patricia Meehan's self portrait will stick with me until I die.

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delleve March 26 2021, 04:32:44 UTC
I just read the wiki on her and I am thoroughly creeped out.

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zibbydoo324 March 26 2021, 03:42:38 UTC
Swango is from my hometown. I’m honestly surprised it isn’t talked about more. I forgot until I saw him in the post.

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insecuredesign March 26 2021, 03:57:19 UTC
Death in Oslo has me fascinated. Mainly because it’s most likely the woman who was killed was a spy, although the official story is she killed herself.

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delleve March 26 2021, 04:07:45 UTC
Is that from the newer episodes? The gun shot at a hotel and all the tags were torn out of the woman's clothes? I remember that one. Definitely sounded like some spy shit.

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insecuredesign March 26 2021, 04:10:05 UTC
Yup that was the one! Everything about it sounded like she was a spy that got offed.

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patchsassy March 26 2021, 04:08:50 UTC
Of the new Unsolved Mysteries cases, that's the one I've rewatched the most.

I know investigative journalists get flack but that guy really wants to find her and went above and beyond to get the story.

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dropdeadpirate March 26 2021, 03:57:38 UTC
Sort of on the edge, I love the true crime campfire podcast, especially the episodes about the ones who *almost* got away with it

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delleve March 26 2021, 04:05:43 UTC
Awesome post, OP! I actually haven't heard of a lot of these cases before.

The most memorable episode of Unsolved Mysteries for me was the one about spontaneous combustion. That episode haunted my childhood nightmares.

I haven't seen any docs on it (have listened to some podcasts though), but the unsolved case I think of the most is the murder of the two young girls in Delphi, Indiana. I really hope the piece of shit who killed those girls is caught.

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patchsassy March 26 2021, 04:10:23 UTC
I'm with you. It's time to solve the Delphi murders.

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fauxkaren March 26 2021, 04:45:24 UTC
Like I know the video/audio we have of the Delphi killer is not the best quality. But it still feels wild to me that no one has identified that man.

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delleve March 26 2021, 05:07:03 UTC
Yes, it's maddening! There's seemingly so much more evidence than most cases and it's a small town. It seems like it should be long solved. I understand the reasoning behind not releasing more details to the public, but after so many years and the cause of death still isn't released... wtf, man.

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