In the 70s, heiress of the Hearst Family, kidnapped by SLA (Domestic Terrorist Group), robbed a bank, build some bombs, found guilty, commuted by President Carter, pardoned by President Clinton. But the biggest question still unanswered, how much involvement was voluntarily? Is she just a rich girl seeking thrills or the victim suffering Stockholm syndrome?
We all know she went missing, that she’s in an Apple Ad, and her BFF was Eleanor Roosevelt but how much do we really know about her disappearance? This is the first episode of a series (yes a whole series with 30+ episodes) dedicated to looking at real evidence surrounding her disappearance. The host interviews anthropologists, archivists, aviators, and authors about their research on her, weaving together a sonic tapestry of truths.
70’s again, thanksgiving, an airplane heist! A $200,000 demand (which is way too little) and four parachutes later the man with the “sunglasses” jumps out of the plane to get away. No one was hurt and no one has yet find him. This is perhaps the most interesting successful, unsolved heist to be ever pulled off.
Man in the Iron Mask
Believe it or not, the Leonardo Dicaprio movie based on the Alexandre Dumas book is actually based on a true story of Eustache Dauger. Unfortunately he’s not a half brother, twin brother, or the king’s father. In fact, he was a valet and it a black veil and not an iron mask. However this episode breaks down the remaining evidence behind this story and narrows the true motive behind his lock up to a few realistic stories.
So far, all of these are real people with events that are questionable. This episode is the other way around, with three real events but the existence of these people are questionable. They talk about Rudolph Fentz - a man found in NYC in the 50s but came from the 1800s. The Man from Taured - a man who arrived in Japan in 50s too and said he came from “Taured” not a real country. And John Titor who provided blueprints of the time traveling machine he came on in the 00’s. For those of us who are Millennials, you might know this because it was an early internet “hoax”