Everyone loves a good mystery. They have been popular ever since Edgar Alan Poe wrote the first one over 150 years ago, and they became popular when Agatha Christie started writing in the 1920s. Today, however, with all the advances in technology, old-fashioned detective work has gone by the wayside. So we have tuned in to the real life crimes and mysteries that surround us. There was a show that was on for years (and still is, in syndication) that presented stories and encouraged viewer participation. That show is the subject of today’s Warped site. So put on your deerstalker, the game is afoot.
The is called Unsolved Mysteries. It is the online site of the popular television show hosted by actor Robert Stack (most noted for his portrayal of Elliot Ness in the show “The Untouchables”). This was a program that focused on just that, unsolved mysteries of various kinds. It might be murder, lost siblings, mysterious disappearances, and stolen property and money. The crimes were recreated with the help of original participants, using actors to tell the story.
Over the years, it has helped solve many cases, most of what today would be called cold cases. The most rewarding ones were where it reunited siblings who had not seen others for decades, or even knew the other existed. The show did a lot of good during its primetime run, and is still accomplishing a lot in syndication on the cable channel Lifetime. The Warp-o-Meter gives this site a 5.5 because of the continuing stories that are being shown in hopes of solving all of them some day.
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