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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.

February 29, 2020

EP. #19: Jaryd Atadero - Poudre Canyon Colorado

October 2nd, 1999, 3-year-old Jaryd Atadero, his 6-year-old sister Jocelyn, and 11 other adults were hiking The Big South Trail near Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.  While hiking, Jaryd ran ahead, no more than 100 feet and stopped to talk with some fisherman. After his brief time, Jaryd continued down the trail ahead of the group. This would be the last time anyone saw Jaryd.  In the following days, a massive Search and Rescue operation failed to turn up any evidence of Jaryd. Join us this week as we piece together the tragic disappearance of Jaryd Atadero and the discovery years later that deepened the mystery.

 

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February 10, 2020

EP. #18: American Urban Legend Series - Part 1

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.

This is a multi-part series which we will revisit later this spring! 

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January 21, 2020

EP. #17: Murder on the Appalachian Trail - Part 2

On September 13th, 1990 - The grisly murders of Geoffery Hood and Molly LaRue rocked the Appalachian Trail community and the Nation.  In part 1 we covered the multiple characters who interacted with Molly and Goeff as well as the timeline that brought them to the Thelma Marks shelter on Cove Mountain.  Unknown to the couple, they were about to cross paths with a deranged psychopath.  Join us this week as we continue the case of Hood and LaRue.

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January 13, 2020

EP. #16: Murder on the Appalachian Trail - Part 1

Sept 13th, 1990 - Biff and Cindi Bowen were at the halfway point of their 2,144 mile hike down the Appalachian Trail, when the couple stopped for supplies in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, before their trek up nearby Cove Mountain.  The two planned to spend the night in a three-sided log shelter along the trail.  As the couple hiked down an incline behind the shelter, Biff sensed that “Something was wrong,”.  He was so overcome with an uneasy sense of dread that he positioned his hiking pole as a weapon before walking around the cabins open side.  On the open side of the cabin, the couple found supplies frantically scattered around the murdered bodies of two hikers.

The Bowens walked onto the scene of a grisly double murder.  The victims, two experienced hikers—Molly LaRue, 25, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and her boyfriend, Geoffrey Hood, 26, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee.  Hood had been shot multiple times with a .22 caliber revolver.  LaRue had been tied up, tortured, raped and stabbed eight times in the neck and upper back.  Join us this week as we investigate the case of Hood and LaRue.

Join us in Episode 17 for part 2 of "Murder on the Appalachian Trail", where we wrap up the case of Hood & LaRue.

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December 27, 2019

EP. #15: The Arvin Nelson Interview

On August 6th 2014, Arvin Nelson hiked into Big Sur State Park, along California's coast, never to be heard from again.  In episode 5, we discussed the location and his disappearance in detail.  We recommend listening to episode 5 before this interview so you have a better understanding of the case.  Episode 5 can be found here (https://locationsunknown.podbean.com/e/ep-5-arvin-nelson-big-sur-state-park/) or wherever you listen to podcasts.

In this interview, Mike discusses the case with two close friends of Arvin, Jay O'Rear & Jason Challas, both of whom have spent many years hiking with Arvin.  Topics ranged from new details about the location where Arvin went missing to a more in depth look at Arvin the person.  Much of what was discussed in this interview hasn't been discussed publicly before and really helps paint a better picture of what happened to Arvin.  While the case remains a mystery to this day, this interview has helped us narrow down possible theories on his disappearance.      

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December 5, 2019

EP. #14: Dyatlov Pass Incident - Ural Mountains Russia

January 31, 1959, a 23-year-old ski hiker named Igor Alekseyevich Dyatlov (Dee-at-lao-v) embarked on a journey to reach the peak of Otorten, a mountain in the Northern Urals. The Soviet college student brought a team of eight experienced hikers from the Ural Polytechnic Institute along with him for the adventure. Before he left, Dyatlov had told his sports club that he and his team would send them a telegram as soon as they returned.

On February 2nd  the group set up camp on the slopes of the now named Dyatlov Pass. During the night, something forced members of the group to tear out of their tents fleeing into the subzero winter climate. Join us this week as we investigate what could have caused the group to run from the safety of their camp and the mysterious circumstances that led to their deaths. This is the story of the Dyatlov Pass.

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November 16, 2019

EP. #13: Samuel Boehlke - Crater Lake National Park

October 14th, 2006,  8 year old Samuel Boehlke and his father Kenneth were staying at the Diamond Lake Resort 9 miles from Crater Lake National Park.  Sammy and his father decided to take a drive into Crater Lake and stop at the Cleetwood Cove Overlook to take in the beauty of the park.  About a quarter mile east of the Cleetwood Cove trail Samuel and his dad parked, got out of their car, and began walking towards the Lake.  After a few minutes of walking, 8 year old Sammy crossed the road and ran off into the woods. Seeing his son run into the woods, Ken chased after him, but to his shock, when he got to the woods Samuel had vanished never to be seen or heard from again.  How could Samuel had gone missing so fast? What caused him to run into the woods? Join us this week as we piece together the mysterious disappearance of Samuel Boehlke.  

Correction - We incorrectly stated in the episode that Samuel Boehlke went missing on October 6th when he actually went missing on October 14th.

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October 13, 2019

EP. #12: Tom Messick - Lake George Wilderness Area NY

On November 16th, 2015 seven men set out to hunt Lily Pond Road at the Lake George Wilderness Area in Upstate New York . The men were all experienced hunters, had communication devices, were not far from their camp, and were on a commonly used road. After hunting for a couple of hours the group decided to return to their cars. Tom Messick, who was sitting in one spot about 40 yards from the main road, was never seen or heard from again.  The following day, an extensive search and rescue operation was launched in the immediate area of his disappearance. At the peak of the search, over 50 organizations and upwards of 300 searchers were trying to find Tom. The search failed to find Tom or any evidence he had even been in the woods that day. How could an experienced hunter have gone missing in such a short period of time? Why did two FBI agents show up? Join us this week as we piece together the bizarre details behind the disappearance of Tom and search efforts that followed. 

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September 16, 2019

EP. #11: Yuba City Five - Plumas National Forest

On February 24th, 1978 a group of five adults set out from Yuba City California heading north to Chico to watch a college basketball game.  After the conclusion of the game, the five men were to return to Yuba City, where they had a basketball tournament the next day. What unfolded next in the following days and weeks is shocking and unexplainable.  Instead of driving back to Chico, their car was found abandoned, deep in the Plumas National Forest on a high mountain dirt road, more than 50 miles in the wrong direction near the Rogers Cow Camp site. Searchers attempted to find the missing men, but hampered by severe weather, the search was called off after only a few days.  Months later, a group of motorcyclists made a grizzly discovery, almost 20 miles deeper into the forest, near a Forest Service trailer used used by backpackers for shelter.  Adding to the mystery, several locals claimed to have seen the missing men after their disappearance, with one man claiming to have experienced a very eerie, almost paranormal sighting near the location of the abandoned car.  What caused the five men to drive into the Forest that night? Why did they abandon their car and hike deeper into the forest? Was someone or something chasing them? Join us this week as we try to figure out what happened to the Yuba City Five.

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July 10, 2019

EP. #10: Alfred Beilhartz - Rocky Mountain National Park

July 2nd, 1938, 4-year-old Alfred Beilhartz is camping with family and friends in Rocky Mountain National Park. Alfred and his father went to the nearby Fall River to bathe and prepare for the start of their day. When Alfred ran off to spend time with other campers in their party, he was never seen again.  In the hours following his disappearance over a 150 searchers and bloodhounds scoured the surrounding area, diverted river waters, and drained a nearby reservoir, sadly turning up no sign of Alfred. Even stranger, hikers reported possible sightings of Alfred thousands of feet up from Fall River on a treacherous ledge named Devils Nest.  When the hikers reached Devils Nest there was no sign of him. What happened to Alfred? What did the hikers see? How could a 4 year old hike thousands of feet in only a few hours? Join us this week as we cover the mysterious disappearance of Alfred Beilhartz and try to figure out what happened.

Thanks for listening to Locations Unknown - this is our last episode for the summer.  We'll be on break until mid September.  We have a lot of exciting cases in the works for Fall 2019 and some big news in the Arvin Nelson case.  You won't want to miss it!  

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