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Unresolved

288 EpisodesProduced by Unresolved ProductionsWebsite

Every day, stories unfold that have no resolution. Unresolved is an investigative and immersive look at those stories, as host Micheal Whelan tries to determine why these stories - unsolved crimes and other unexplained phenomena - have no ending.

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The Max Headroom Incident

On November 22nd, 1987, Chicago's channel 9 (WGN) was briefly interrupted. During the Sunday evening news, viewers were greeted by a bizarre masked man, who came upon their screen for a little under 20 seconds before disappearing.

Then, just two hours later, this masked weirdo appeared again - this time, on channel 11 (WTTW - the local PBS provider). Even though he was barely intelligible, the man held control of the station's feed for close to 90 seconds.

For more than three decades now, this strange hijacking of Chicago's airwaves has remained one of the most peculiar mysteries of modern times...


Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan

Learn more about this podcast at unresolved.me

If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron


Music Credits

ROZKOL - "If Men Were Kind and Wise"

ROZKOL - "Busy Busy Busy"

Mystery Mammal - "Aggressive Phenomenon"

Mystery Mammal - "Xanadont"

Graham Bole - "Opus Ape"

Other music created and composed by Ailsa Traves

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