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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.

January 11, 2021

EP. #34: Sam Dubal - Mt. Rainer National Park

On October 9th, 2020, Sam Dubal set out on an overnight solo hike in Mount Rainier National Park.  As an experienced and prepared hiker, he planned to do a quick one day hike of the Mother Mountain Loop, expecting to finish on October 10th.  When he hadn’t returned by October 12th, he was reported missing and a large search and rescue mission kicked off.  Join us this week as we investigate the puzzling disappearance of Sam Dubal and the extensive search that followed.

 

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December 21, 2020

EP. #33: The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle, often called the “Devil’s Triangle'', is a mysterious section of the Atlantic Ocean, creating a triangle between Miami, San Juan Puerto Rico, & Bermuda.  Within this patch of ocean, dozens of ships and planes have gone missing under mysterious circumstances, never to be seen again.  What is causing all these unexplained disappearances?  Are strange phenomena that modern science can’t explain to blame?  Join us this week as we investigate The Bermuda Triangle.

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Thank you to our new Patron's this episode: Mariella Patti, Taylor Jameson, Troy Flowers, Carol Sturman, Noel Anders Pettersson, Terri Plemons, Deborah Wales.

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December 5, 2020

EP. #32: Erika Lloyd - Joshua Tree National Park

On June 14th 2020, Erika Llyod set off on a pandemic road trip to Joshua Tree National Park, where she planned to camp.  After she failed to check in with family for several days, she was declared missing on June 17th.  Adding to the mystery, her vandalized car was found a day earlier by law enforcement on a highway near the park.  Over the next several months, friends, family, and law enforcement continued searching for Erika with no luck.  Strangely, during this search a shocking discovery was made relating to another missing persons case in the area.  What happened to Erika and her car?  Are the two cases related to each other?  Join us this week as we try to piece together what happened to Erika Lloyd. 

 

As this is an ongoing case - if we got anything wrong or learn of new information we'll be sure to update everyone in a future episode.

 

The family of Erika urge anyone with information on this case or her whereabouts to call the We Tip Line at 1-800-782-7463.  You can also stay up to date on the search efforts by visiting the Bring Erika Home Facebook Page.

 

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Thank you to our new Patron's this episode: Jamie Chapple, Erin Fitzpatrick, Mufuliu Okunade, Hope Rassier, Brandie Sanchez, Nena Serafum, & Anna Pesnell

 

Special thank you to listener Megan Gross for sending us this case idea!

November 16, 2020

EP. #31: The Sisters of Michael 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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Thank to our new Patron's: Alex Swingley, Trevor Gordon, Alyssa Forvour, Kari O’Connell, Eva Freeman, Dan Pryce, Sara Masluk, Linda Rauda, Robert Troy Hampton Peterson, Debbie Marlow.

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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