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Thousands of people have mysteriously vanished in America’s wilderness. Join us as we dive into the deep end of the unexplainable and try to piece together what happened. You are listening to Locations Unknown.

November 16, 2020

EP. #31: The Sisters of Michal Ficery

On June 15th, 2005, Michael Allen Ficery went missing while hiking alone near the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park.  Following his disappearance, a massive search and rescue operation failed to turn up anything other than his backpack, which was missing several items.  Michael has never been heard from again.  You can listen to our original episode on Michael here.  (https://locationsunknown.podbean.com/e/ep-4-michael-allen-ficery-yosemite-national-park/)

 

In this episode, we sat down with his sisters Honor Boone & Robin Ficery, discussing a wide range of topics, including who Michael was as a person, details about the search and rescue operation, their theories on what happened, and the use of a medium that correctly predicted previously unknown facts about Michael.  Join us this week as we dig deeper into the unsolved disappearance of Michael Allen Ficery.  (Note - We did experience a couple of audio issues during the interview - we apologize for that in advance.)

 

Towards the end of our interview, Honor Boone wanted to emphasize the importance of being prepared before heading out into the backcountry.  After Michael went missing, she formed a company called Pack 6 (No longer operating) that helped equip hikers with pre-assembled survival kits.  Honor stressed that there are 6 items every hiker should take with them; a Compass, Knife/Multi-tool, Headlamp, Fire starter, Signal Mirror, and Whistle.

 

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November 4, 2020

EP. #30: Mitchell Dale Stehling - Mesa Verde National Park Colorado

June 9th 2013, Mitchell Dale Stehling was visiting Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado with his wife and parents.  Around 4:30 PM that day, Michell decided to take a quick solo hike to the Spruce Tree House ruin.  For Mitchell, this easy quarter mile hike should have been routine.  However, Mitchell was never seen again.  His disappearance kicked off a 7 year hunt for answers that recently ended in a shroud of mystery.  Join us this week as we discuss the disappearance of Mitchell Dale Stehling and the recent discovery that raises more questions than answers.

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October 20, 2020

EP. #29: American Urban Legends Series - Part 3

America, a melting pot filled with diverse cultures, beautiful natural wonders, and a historic sense of exploration. Among the vast beauty of our wilderness, there also lies a more sinister side.  Throughout the ages, a haunting collection of nightmares and tales of the unexplainable have been passed down generation to generation.  Stories of a prehistoric bull-horned creature terrorizing a small town, a hidden village of dwarves where trespassers are captured and forced to live among them, and a bridge haunted by a dead bride keep us up at night.  Join us this week as we dive into some of the stranger urban legends from our home state of Wisconsin.  As a bonus, towards the end of the episode we discuss two other haunting mysteries related to Wisconsin, the Slender Man & the Smiley Face murder theory.

Shoutout to the Wisconsin band "Sunspot" for letting us play their Haunchyville song for the outro of this episode.  Sunspot has shared the stage with Saving Abel, Smash Mouth, Black Stone Cherry, Third Eye Blind, AWOL Nation, and Tantric.  They've also had music placements on the TV show Expedition Unknown with Josh Gates.  Visit http://sunspotuniverse.com/ to learn more about Sunspot!

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September 20, 2020

EP. #28: Missing on the Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail, a trail that spans over 2,600 miles along the west coast of the United States, attracts hikers from all over the world.  Taking almost 5 months to complete, finishing the PCT is a feat very few have achieved.  Along the way, hikers experience the burning heat of the Mojave desert, the stunning snow capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, and the tranquil beauty of the Northwest’s temperate rain forests.  However, the PCT has a more mysterious side.  In recent years, a string of unsolved disappearances have puzzled those who live near and hike the trail.  Join us this week as we investigate several disappearances on the PCT and try to piece together what happened. 

Thank you to all our new Patreon supporters - shout out to Neal Brophy, Mikhail Usov, Raul Gutierrez, Watson, Jamie Blackwell, Kate Thackery, & Lauren Beames.  We will be upgrading our Patreon offerings to include swag.  Stay Tuned for more details.

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July 12, 2020

EP. #27: The Mystery Surrounding Area 51

Deep in the Nevada desert lies a location that’s been at the center of dozens of conspiracy theories since the 1940’s.  Stories of Alien autopsies, reverse engineered alien spacecraft, and the faking of the 1969 moon landing are talked about to this day.  This is a location so secret, it wasn’t officially acknowledged by the government until 2013, 58 years after it was established.  Stepping foot inside its perimeter or flying into its airspace can result in death.  Join us this week as we try to unravel the mystery and intrigue surrounding Area 51. 

 

Note - we'll be on Summer break until September 2020.  We have a lot of new cases and interesting interviews scheduled for this fall so make sure you follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on when we'll be back.

 

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June 23, 2020

EP. #26: Stacey Arras - Yosemite National Park

On July 25th, 1981, 14 year old Stacy Arras along with 8 others went horseback riding in Yosemite National Park. After a long day of riding the group stopped at the Sunrise High Sierra Camp for the night. Stacy told her father she was going on a short hike to take pictures. This was the last time anyone would see Stacy.  Adding to the mystery, three others have disappeared under strange circumstances near the area where Stacey went missing.  Why have so many people disappeared in this area?  Join us this week, as we investigate the mysterious disappearance of Stacy Arras and the three others who have gone missing.

 

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June 5, 2020

EP. #25: Jonathan Aujay - Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area - California

On June 11, 1998, 38-year-old Jonathan Aujay traveled into the Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area, northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the Antelope Valley, to go for a trial run. Many witnesses report seeing Jonathan that day, however, he never returned home.  Join us this week as we investigate what happened to Deputy Jonathan Aujay and a possible conspiracy that points to his disappearance. 

 

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This episodes shutout goes to Neal Brophy for supporting the show through Patreon.

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May 26, 2020

EP. #24: American Urban Legends Series - Part 2

America, a melting pot filled with diverse cultures, beautiful natural wonders, and a historic sense of exploration. Among the vast beauty of our wilderness, there also lies a more sinister side.  Throughout the ages, a haunting collection of nightmares and tales of the unexplainable have been passed down generation to generation.  Stories of bloodthirsty creatures lurking in the dark, strange lights in the night sky, and vengeful ghouls forever cursed to wander haunted forests. These are the stories that give us pause while hiking in remote areas of the country, and fill our heads with dread before falling asleep in our tents at night.

 

On this weeks episode, we discuss ghostly sounds from Wood Island, the many horrors of Turnbull Canyon, and the strange sightings of "The Hairy Many of The Vergas Trails."  Listen to part 1 of our American Urban Legend series here: https://locationsunknown.podbean.com/e/ep-18-american-urban-legend-series-part-1/

 

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May 11, 2020

EP. #23: Terrence Woods - Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest Idaho

October 5th, 2018, Terrence Woods, a freelance filmmaker, was working with a production company, filming a reality show at Penman mine in Western Idaho.  While the crew was wrapping up, Terrence jumped off a cliff and sprinted into the thick mountain forest stunning the entire crew. Before anyone could respond, Terrence had disappeared without a trace.  What caused Terrence to run into the wilderness? Join us this week as we investigate the disappearance of Terrence Woods.

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April 21, 2020

EP. #22: Keith Parkins - Ritter Oregon

On April 10th, 1952, 2 year old Keith Parkins was playing with his older brothers on a cattle ranch in Ritter, Oregon.  While playing near a barn on the property, his older brothers headed back for lunch, leaving Keith at the barn.  When his mother realized Keith hadn’t returned with his brothers they headed for the barn to find him.  To their shock Keith had vanished without a trace.  Join us this week as we discuss the strange disappearance of Keith Parkins and the bizarre facts surrounding this case.

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