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With finals here, most of us are either drowning in schoolwork, or we’re busy pretending that we’re not drowning in schoolwork.

For those of you that are looking for some way to procrastinate that paper you desperately need to finish- you’re in luck! T

oday is the premiere of Buzzfeed Unsolved- Supernatural- Season 4.

 

Buzzfeed Unsolved is a Youtube series hosted by Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej. They discuss mysterious unsolved cases, and the episodes are usually between 10-20 minutes long. Ryan and Shane cover a mixture of topics: from mysterious deaths and serial killers to the occasional ghost, alien, or demon. Every episode is incredibly interesting, hilarious, and, sometimes, downright terrifying.

Instead of studying for your next exam, there are over 58 Unsolved episodes for you to binge watch!

Here is my list of the top 5 most interesting Buzzfeed Unsolved Cases:

 

5. – The Strange Disappearance of D.B. Cooper

This episode focuses on one of the greatest unsolved cases in FBI history. In 1971, a man under the alias of “Dan Cooper” got on an airplane carrying nothing but a briefcase. Mid-flight, he hijacked the plane and demanded $200,000 in cash. After getting the money, he jumped out of the plane, into the pitch-black night, and was never seen again. Ryan and Shane discuss the various suspects and theories surrounding this case. But (spoiler alert!) the case remains unsolved.

 

4. – The Ghosts and Demons of Bobby Mackey’s

This episode is incredibly interesting and creepy as Ryan and Shane actually visit the “most haunted night club in America”. Many violent deaths have occurred here; this has led to many people believing that ghosts now haunt the building. A caretaker also claimed to be possessed and an exorcism was performed in the house. Without a doubt, the creepiest part of Bobby Mackey’s is the well in the basement that is supposedly a “portal to Hell”. Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, this episode is particularly creepy (and hilarious thanks to Shane’s commentary).

 

3. – Roswell’s Bizarre UFO Crash

Ryan describes this case as the “holy grail of alien stories”. In 1947, something crashed into a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. Initially, the US Air Force issued a press release claiming that they had discovered a “flying saucer”. Later that same day, the Air Force claimed that the crashed object was merely a weather balloon. The episode goes on to describe the many bewildering details of the case. Ultimately, many people believe that this is another situation where the government tried to cover up the existence of aliens. The strangest part of this case is the evidence retrieved from the crashed object. Scientists who examined the material claimed that it did not originate on Earth. Could this actually be evidence of aliens?

 

2. – The Spontaneous Human Combustion of Mary Reeser

This episode discusses the case of the “Cinder Woman”. In 1951, Mary Reeser was found cremated in her apartment. Except for the chair that Mary was sitting in, nothing around her body was burned, and none of her neighbors noticed a fire. Nobody could determine the cause of the fire. Many hypothesize that Mary was the victim of spontaneous human combustion. Similar cases have occurred in which people burst into flames, leaving behind cremated remains and minimal damage to their surroundings. This case is interesting because it’s so incredibly bizarre; not to mention that it’s terrifying to think about spontaneously combusting into flames.

 

1. – The Grisly Murders of Jack the Ripper

This is one of the most famous cases in history, so it’s no surprise that this, nearly 40-minute long video, is one of the best Buzzfeed Unsolved episodes. Ryan and Shane actually visit London where these gruesome murders occurred. In 1888, a mysterious man killed up to, allegedly, 11 women. This is also one of the first cases in which the killer sent taunting letters to the police and newspapers. He signed the letter, “Yours truly, Jack the Ripper”. Even over a century later, Jack the Ripper remains one of the most infamous and elusive serial killers of all time.

 

Whether you prefer creepy stories about the supernatural or bizarre cases of true crime, Buzzfeed Unsolved has it all. If you’re a serial procrastinator or you’re just looking for some way to relax in the chaos of finals, then this list is perfect for you!

Will you pass your exams? For now, this case remains unsolved.

Have fun procrastinating, Collegiettes!

Aubrey Hamrick

Winthrop '20

Aubrey is an English major at Winthrop University. She loves coffee, true-crime documentaries, and bookstores. She's a vegetarian and a feminist.  "Intersectional feminism is the only feminism" IG @aubreydh Twitter @aubreydh12
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