Unsolved Mysteries

Does anyone else remember Unsolved Mysteries?

I was about 10 or 11 years old and, as was typical for me at the time, watching television that was wholly unsuitable for my age group. Unsolved Mysteries was like a very, very scary Crimewatch. It featured chilling re-enactments of everything from murders to conspiracy theories to rumored UFO abductions, and the terrifying timbre of host Robert Stack’s voice floated in and out of my nightmares on a regular basis. Its soundtrack wasn’t exactly sunshine and rainbows either – even today, watching the YouTube video below, I got a little chill at the theme tune.

It’s how I first heard about Alcatraz, as far as I know, and I turned to the ever faithful YouTube to re-watch the episode after my visit to The Rock in October. Those dummy heads are even creepier in real life.

2 thoughts on “Unsolved Mysteries

  1. Andrea "The American Roommate" says:

    This used to be on the television at my house growing up all the time! The scariest part for me was definitely the opening credits with the creepy music and Robert Stack’s voice. Memories…

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