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December 30, 2020 42 min

When a German Zeppelin burst into flames over Lakehurst, New Jersey, speculation began almost immediately that it was sabotage, but was it?  How is it possible for 5,000 men to simply disappear in a country the size of South Carolina with their only trace being a stone inscription dated 108 AD? Why would a captain and his crew abandon a perfectly sound ship that contained 6 months of food and supplies? These are some of the unexplained historical events that baffle historians to this day. Here in Episode 11, we take a closer look into these fascinating mysteries.

Episode Edits

  • Hadrian's Wall measures 73 miles in length.
  • Episode Resources


  • Hindenburg: An Illustrated History by Rick Archbold and Ken Marschall
  • Empires of The Sky by Alexander Rose
  • J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Ghost Ship by Brian Hicks
  • A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke by James Horn
  • Set Fair for Roanoke by David Beers Quinn
  • Professor Galindez: Disappearing From Earth by Stuart A. McKeever
  • Trujillo: The Death of a Dictator by Bernard Deiderich
  • The Fate of The Ninth by Duncan B. Campbell 
  • A History of Roman Britain by Peter Salway
  •  Film

  • The Hindenburg (1975) with George C. Scott and Anne Bancroft
  • Mystery of the Mary Celeste (1936) with Bela Lugosi
  • The True Story of The Mary Celeste (2007) Documentary
  • The Eagle (2011) with Channing Tatum and Donald Sutherland
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