We’re only a few centuries into the epoch of detective work. 19 th century criminologists like Eugene Vidocq invented modern forensic techniques, standardized criminal databases, and the basic approach that underpins police investigations to this day. You would think this revolutionary transformation would oblige “peoples lives” less spooky. But what if we told you biography is fraught with mysteries that received diligent investigations, simply to turn up stranger scarier questions?
On this occurrence of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by columnists/ comics/ history whodunit superfans Jenny Jaffe and Carey O’Donnell to rediscover history’s strangest departures, murders, and more. They’ll explore different forms of amaze narratives that mystified professional investigators from the past through today. And stick around for some plain ol’ fun brand-new theories on these old-fashioned cases.