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Strange Country

Sometimes you need to have a glass of wine, cuppa whatever and listen to a good old weird story. Musical score Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Nov 4, 2021

On this episode, Strange Country cohosts Beth and Kelly delve into two unsolved mysteries, one in 1935 and one in 1978. In 1935, Roland T. Owen checked into The President Hotel and was murdered by those unknown. In February 1978, five men took a wrong turn when leaving a basketball game and never made it home.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

Cite your sources:

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Gore, Leada. “The Mystery of What Was in the Box: Alabama Man Found Dead 83 Years Ago.” AL, 19 Sept. 2018,

Gorney, Cynthia. “5 'Boys' Who Never Come Back.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 6 July 1978,

Gutoskey, Ellen. “When a Long Island Housewife Handed Out Arsenic to Kids on Halloween.” Mental Floss, 27 Oct. 2020,

Horner, John. “The Mystery of Room 1046, Pt. 1: Roland T. Owen.” Kansas City Public Library, 2 Feb. 2012,

Horner, John. “The Mystery of Room 1046, Pt. 2: Love Forever, Louise.” Kansas City Public Library, 2 Feb. 2012,

Rossen, Jake. “'Bizarre as Hell': The Disappearance of the Yuba County Five.” Mental Floss, 16 Mar. 2018,

Serena, Katie. “The Unsolved Mystery Of The Gruesome Murder In Room 1046.” All Thats Interesting, All Thats Interesting, 3 Feb. 2021,