This is all the evidence and details Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix missed out
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Anyone who was watched Netflix true crime series Unsolved Mysteries can confirm the show is a lot. It explores six twisted and mind-boggling cold cases which nobody has answers to. So it’s no surprise that some of the compelling and shocking evidence and details weren’t squeezed into the Unsolved Mysteries episodes.
There’s a lot the show missed out. From more recent updates to details of evidence which will make you question the entire case, all over again.
Netflix has shared some of the evidence it missed out of the original docuseries, and there are other details which never made it into the show too. Here’s everything that wasn’t included.
Investigators looking into Rey Rivera’s case explored the theory he was dropped from a helicopter
Nobody can seem to explain how Rey Rivera, whose case is explored in “Mystery on the Rooftop”, fell through the roof of the conference room. The original series missed out that police had looked into the possibility of him being dropped from a helicopter flying over. In scenes that didn’t make it into the final doc, investigators said: “Given the hole, and given that nobody saw him enter the hotel, he had to come from somewhere else, right?”
Police say they doubt this theory because nobody heard the helicopter and the harbour is nearby, so they can’t explain why someone would choose to drop the body there. They dismiss it as a too far-fetched conspiracy.
There’s a strange Reddit theory about Rey Rivera’s note
A Reddit user has noticed that Rey Rivera listed David Fincher’s The Game in his strange note which was found stuck to the back of his computer. The film is about a man who gets caught up in an elaborate scheme where a company makes him think he’s lost everything. As a result of a series of unfortunate events, he jumps from the roof of a building through a glass ceiling – eerily similar to what happened to Rey – suggesting the aspiring filmmaker may have been acting out the events of the movie.
This hasn’t gone unnoticed by Netflix. Terry Meurer, the show’s creator, told Entertainment Weekly: “I spoke to [Rey Rivera’s wife] Allison about that. She’s spent a lot of time with that note, as did the FBI, just going through the note trying to figure out if there were any clues or anything else in there. She doesn’t place any significance on the movie The Game. Rey liked a lot of different types of movies. He was just a guy who was interested in everything. If he had only ever left just that writing or if it was the only thing he had ever written randomly, then people would be a little bit more suspect. But this is what he did all the time. He kept so many journals full of random writing. Allison feels that she’s been through all the journals just trying to find any clue that could help her figure out what happened to him, and she couldn’t find any real or strong connections in The Game.”
Rob from ’13 Minutes’ is now married to someone else
Episode two, “13 Minutes” explores the case of Patrice Endres, who went missing in a 13 minute window from her hair salon. One of the people who got everyone talking, and is the centre of a lot of conspiracy theories surrounding Patrice’s death, is her husband at the time, Rob.
Since the case, Rob has remarried. Terry Meurer told Entertainment Weekly: “He’s [Rob] actually remarried now, to a lovely woman, which is one of the things we didn’t talk about in the episode. We didn’t include her in the episode because she wasn’t around [during the time of the events] and didn’t know Patrice.”
In the US, there is a case which is scarily similar to the Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès story
Episode three of Unsolved Mysteries, “House of Terror”, tells the creepy story of Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, who went missing after all of his family were found dead at their home.
In a clip which never made it into the final episode, journalist Anne-Sophie Martin explains there is a case which is similar to Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès’ in a “fascinating and disturbing way.” This is the case of John List, who was an insurance agent who went missing in 1971. In John’s home his mother, wife and three children were all found dead.
Also similar to the de Ligonnès case, it was found crimes took place at two different times – with the eldest son being killed after the rest of the family. John List also made prior arrangements for after the killings. He cancelled milk deliveries and magazine subscriptions. They found John List’s car at JFK airport, which led police to believe he had flown away. This is similar to Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès’ car being found in a hotel car-park, near to where it looked as though he was going to take his own life.
To make the plot even thicker, de Ligonnès was in the US when the story of John List came out in the news. But the John List story is an indication that stories like this can still be solved – on an American TV show they used age enhancing software to make a picture of what he may have looked like after 18 years on the run. A lady who saw it claimed the man was her neighbour – and it was John List.
There have been over 1,000 recorded sightings of Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès
Also missed out from the Netflix documentary is that there have been over 1,000 reported sightings of Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès since his disappearance. These have been everywhere from on the bus, to in crowds on the street. Most of the reports were closer to the time, when his picture was more widespread, but reports are still coming in. Most of the sightings have been reported in France.
A blog has received anonymous tips about the Alonzo Brooks case
In a clip which didn’t make it to the Netflix documentary, it is said that a blog has received multiple anonymous tips about the Alonzo Brooks case. These seem to come from people who know enough information to be on to something, but like they don’t want to share everything they know.
Susan Schmidt, who runs the blog, says people sending tips appear to not trust or want to talk to law enforcement. She says people share a lot of rumours of how Alonzo’s body was “lost” for a month, and she believes there is truth in everything which is being said on the blog.
There was an entire interview with another witness missed out of the Berkshires UFO episode
Just when you thought this story couldn’t get any more crazy, there was another guy who claims he also saw a UFO on that day in 1969 in the Berkshires. Kevin Titus claims he and a friend saw a dead cow which appeared to have been “ripped up” and then looked up to the sky to see a huge “tortoise shell” like object with bright lights. This case surprises us all more and more every day.
What’s more, 1969 wasn’t the first time Thom Reed had seen a UFO either
Thom Reed shares his graphic story of being abducted by potential aliens in 1969. But in a part of his interview we never saw, he claims this wasn’t his first extraterrestrial experience. He says: “We saw these UFO, or crafts or sightings in ’66 and again in ’67. It wasn’t until 1969 that so many other people saw it.” All the sightings were in September.
There was an occasion where Gary found Sandy with Kris
Episode six, “Missing Witness”, tells the story of Lena Chaplin, who went missing after admitting her involvement in helping her mother kill her former step father, Gary McCullough.
Sandy, Lena’s mother, had been having an affair with a new man, Kris Klemp, and Gary is said to have wanted to leave Sandy because of this. But what wasn’t mentioned in the Netflix episode was that there was one occasion where Gary found Sandy with Kris.
Gary’s friend claims they had a tracking device which the pair used for when they were hunting, and Gary had attached this to the car. They had tracked the car to be at Kris’ house, and went there to find Sandy and Kris together. Gary is said to have wanted a divorce, and Sandy didn’t like the idea of him being in control of that.
Gary’s truck was found and it doesn’t add up with Sandy’s story
In the same Unsolved Mysteries episode, it was missed out that Gary’s truck had been found after his disappearance. Sandy had claimed Gary had left to buy roosters for the family farm, but the truck was found to be somewhere nowhere near the route to where she said he was buying roosters from.
There was evidence that carpet had been ripped up in the house
Also in this case, in the house Lena claimed Sandy killed Gary, there was said to be “evidence the floor had once been carpeted” but when police arrived there was no carpet. This matches a creepy Reddit theory that the landlord there had done renovations there because of bloodstains on the carpet.
Kris and Sandy never showed up to their trial
In the court case where Kris and Sandy were accused of killing Gary, they never showed up. Gary’s family sued Kris and Sandy in a civil lawsuit, the jury awarding them $7 million for Gary’s wrongful death.
If you have any information about or tips regarding any of the cases in the Unsolved Mysteries series, you can submit them via the Unsolved website.
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