Joseph Newton Chandler III

Joseph Newton Chandler III

When police responded to the suicide of Joseph Newton Chandler III, they figured it would be pretty routine. He’d shot himself in the head in his apartment, case closed. However, when probate lawyers took hold of the case, they found out that the real Joseph Newton Chandler III had died 57 years prior in a car accident with his parents. This now John Doe has never been identified, but clues into his life are nothing if not intriguing.

Some of Our Research:
From the Doe Network
Reddit’s thoughts
Suspects from the Internet Archive

Andy Kaufmans greatest joke?

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On May 16, 1984 comedian Andy Kaufman died from cancer. Or did he? Kaufman, the king of taking jokes so far that no one knew when it would end, or if it was even a joke, apparently told his friends that he wanted to stage his own death. Almost immediately after his funeral people started seeing Andy everywhere. Was the dead man really him?

Some of Our Research:
Reasons Andy could be among us
Bob and Lynne’s book about him
Wrestling antics playlist

Rudolph Hess

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In May 1941 Rudolf Hess, the 3rd most powerful man in Nazi Germany and a close friend of Hitler, climbed into a Messerschmidt Bf 110 fighter and flew solo to Scotland, with the avowed intent of single-highhandedly brokering a peace deal with Britain. Hitler was reportedly furious and felt betrayed, and issued an order for Hess to be shot on sight if he returned to Germany. Why did Hess fly to Scotland? And was Hitler really totally in the dark?

Some of Our Research:
Hess went for fun
Hitler knew
A perspective from the time