Combines dramatic re-enactments, interviews and updates, to tell stories of real mysteries, from human to the supernatural.
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Host Robert Stack presides over an investigation into unsolved mysteries ranging from murders to UFO sightings. Through reenactments and interviews, viewers are presented with the known facts of each case. Anyone with additional information is then urged to contact the show's producers via a toll-free telephone number. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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20 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Though the show is no longer in production, Cosgrove-Meurer Productions has a website for the show, starring popular accounts and still unsolved crimes along with a link to an online form incase a viewer may have information on an unsolved crime. See more »

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[introductory line; early episodes]
Announcer: This program is about unsolved mysteries. Whenever possible, the actual family members and police officials have participated in recreating the events. What you are about to see is not a news broadcast.
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Unsolved Mysteries Theme
Composed by Michael Boyd and Gary Remal Malkin
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An effective, valuable avenue
16 February 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Unsolved Mysteries was slammed by critics who just didn't get it. Sure, it featured stories involving ghosts and UFOs, but it served a greater and more valuable purpose: asking for help from viewers in unsolved cases, including: wanted fugitives, missing persons, lost loved ones, and unsolved homicides.

Thanks to this show, more than 280 cases have been solved, and the number just keeps growing (which is now probably past 300). In particular, the show was extremely effective in helping people get reunited with lost loved ones. Unsolved Mysteries helped people, especially when no one else could (or would). Therefore, it is a real shame that the primetime powers-that-be pulled the plug on the series in 1999. I miss this show a lot, and hold on to the hope that it will someday be revived so that it could resume helping the public in finding closure.


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