There’s something oddly satisfying about watching a mystery drama. While every new scene tends to pique our curiosity, a part of us is eager to welcome more suspense while also looking for subtle clues to unveil the actual story.
Unsolved Mysteries is an American mystery documentary TV series that started airing in 1987 and ended in 2010. The series consisted of interviews and recreated sequences to unfold the circumstances behind unsolved mysteries.
The mystery series completed 14 seasons, covering everything from peculiar crimes, love stories, enigmatic paranormal activities, and historical events. Let’s take a look at some of the freakiest cases featured on the show.
The Tragic Death Of Katherine Korzilius
Katherine Korzilius was the daughter of Paul Korzilius, Jon Bon Jovi’s tour manager. Her mother, Nancy, dropped her off at a community mailbox on a summer day in 1996, which was at a short distance from their home in Elder Circle. However, she got worried when her six-year-old daughter didn’t return.
Nancy went looking for Katherine and found her lying unconscious on the road. The young girl succumbed to her skull injury and never gained consciousness, dying the next day. Her mysterious death never got solved but was immortalized by Bon Jovi in the song, “August 7, 4:15,” the date and time of Katherine’s death.
The Queer Deaths Of Don Henry & Kevin Ives
Don Henry and Kevin Ives were high-school friends residing in central Arkansas. The buddies left together one August evening in 1987 and were never seen alive again. A train’s conductor saw their corpses lying on the tracks, but he couldn’t stop the train well in time.
Many theories came up following the boys’ strange death incident. The police called it a drug overdose, but investigation revealed that they were likely killed first and then placed on the railway track. The case is still a mystery.
The Scary Haunting Of Michael Jones
Michael Jones started experiencing paranormal sequences in his early childhood days. He was five years old in 1993 when he saw his grandfather’s ghost. He then entered into a phase where he saw more ghosts, and he named one of them “the shadow man.”
The story of Michael’s haunting was covered by Unsolved Mysteries in 2001, during which time he had had four failed exorcisms. However, he became accustomed to seeing the ghosts.
The Absurd Murder Of Dick Hanson
Dick Hanson was a San Jose resident who had gone through a rough path following his divorce. One April evening in 1991, he was out with his friend, Dean, and he left the bar to find out who was following his friend along the highway.
Hanson pulled over and confronted the stranger, who killed him after pointing at the back of his friend’s car and left. Nobody knows who that person was and what possible motive he had behind killing Dick Hanson. According to one theory, the killer didn’t like Jean’s vanity plate, which read “49R HUGS,” and took it out on Hanson.
The Kidnapping Of Angela Hammond
In the fourth season of the original Unsolved Mysteries, 20-year-old Angela Hammond went missing from Clinton, Missouri, while she was talking to her boyfriend, Rob Shafer, from a payphone. She told him that a suspicious truck was circling her and dropped the phone suddenly with a scream.
Shafer rushed to the payphone as soon as he heard the scream but damaged his car’s engine while trying to reverse and follow the truck. He couldn’t catch the truck, and hence, Angela was never found.