If you were wondering where the ghost stories were when the new Unsolved Mysteries debuted on Netflix, you might be happy to know that they are on the way. As Netflix only debuted the first six of twelve episodes to be featured in the revival's first season when it premiered earlier this month, only six mysteries have been explored so far. Five specifically focus on true crime mysteries, while another dabbled into the paranormal with a bizarre story about multiple sightings of an alleged UFO.
Something longtime fans of the series might have noticed was missing with the revival would be the peculiar ghost stories, as these were among some of the creepiest tales told by the original Unsolved Mysteries. Even the reenactments with actors recreating the alleged experiences with the supernatural had a certain charm to them, making these kinds of mysteries some of the most fun to watch for many fans. Fortunately, it has now been confirmed that ghost stories will in fact be a part of the Unsolved Mysteries revival and at least one will be featured in the show's upcoming new episodes.
Speaking with Variety about the revival, series co-creator and executive producer Terry Dunn Meurer says several new episodes have already been shot and edited with plans for Netflix to debut them on the streaming service sometime this year. When asked directly if the new episodes will include a ghost story, Meurer verified that this is something that will definitely happen. "But I'll qualify that and say it's an unusual ghost episode. That's all I'll say. It's different. A bit different," Meurer said.
While the paranormal stories have always been interesting on Unsolved Mysteries, the series has also helped tremendously with solving unexplained deaths and criminal cases. Previous iterations of the show on television have brought in tips from across the world, leading to justice being served for many criminals who may have otherwise gotten away with their dastardly crimes. As one of the most-watched shows on Netflix since its premiere, the new Unsolved Mysteries just might similarly solve several new cases as well, as many credible tips have been coming in for some of the stories featured.
One hot topic of discussion from fans is the story of Patrice Endres, who was abducted and murdered while working at her hair salon. Patrice's ex-husband, Rob Endres, is considered to be "the new Carole Baskin" by many viewers of the show, citing his so-called strange behavior as a signifier of his guilt. However, Meurer wants viewers to know that other suspects, such as Jeremy Jones and Gary Hilton, still haven't been ruled out. "As far as I'm concerned, Rob is innocent until proven guilty," Meurer says. "Rob's a character, but he was very, very honest with us in his responses to the interview, and we believe him."
The first six episodes of the Unsolved Mysteries revival are now streaming on Netflix. New episodes will be added to the streaming service sometime this year, but a release date has not yet been announced. Hopefully, the tips coming in from viewers of the revival will bring about some answers for the unsettling stories presented on the show. This news comes to us from Variety.