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E94: Bog Bodies + Floating Feet

E94: Bog Bodies + Floating Feet

January 27, 2020

For hundreds of years, well-preserved bodies of ancient humans have been found in the bogs of northern Europe. These bodies have been inadvertently protected by the bogs that have become their final resting place, offering valuable insight into the lives of Iron Age Europeans. Archaeologists, though, have wrestled with one question - why were these bodies dumped in the bog, rather than buried or cremated as was custom?

Fast forward to present day British Columbia and Washington, where disarticulated feet have been washing up on the shores of the Salish Sea since 2007. These floating feet instantly became a major hit with the media, who posed questions about how they washed ashore - were these the victims of a serial killer or brutal drug cartel, or is the real explanation much more mundane?

In a very special double episode, we take a look at the history of bog bodies and the Salish Sea floating feet phenomenon with one question in mind - how the heck did that get there?

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E93: The Assassination of James A. Garfield

E93: The Assassination of James A. Garfield

January 20, 2020

James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States of America, entered office with hopes of economic growth, social service reform, and the betterment of all Americans. Unfortunately, his term would be cut short, and after 199 days in office, Garfield succumbed to wounds suffer after being shot twice in the back by a deranged man named Charles J. Guiteau. The delusional Guiteau believed that he was responsible for Garfield's meteoric rise to the presidency, and so expected compensation from the President. When that compensation never came, Guiteau began to believe that he was sent by God to rid the United States of President James A. Garfield by any means necessary. In this episode of Big, If True, we discuss the assassination of President James A. Garfield.

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E92: The Bennington Triangle

E92: The Bennington Triangle

January 12, 2020

The Bennington Triangle in Vermont has historically been home to some of the country's weirdest sightings and events. The Triangle is comprised of small communities that include Bennington, Woodford, Somerset, Glastenbury, and Shaftsbury, with Glastenbury Mountain located at its centre. Besides being home to UFO sightings, wild men, the Bennington Monster, and strange rumors about cursed mountains, the Bennington Triangle is the last known location of a number of missing persons. Between 1945 and 1950, Middie Rivers, Paula Jean Welden, James Tedford, Paul Jepson, and Frieda Langer all disappeared without a trace - in the years since their disappearances, only one body has ever been recovered.

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