Shannon here. First blog post. Well… first blog post for Case File: Unsolved anyway. I will not be spending this time to talk much about myself. (There is an About Page that has plenty of useless information about me, should you be nosey or bored enough to take a gander.) I just wanted to take a quick moment to share what this site will be and even our future hopes for it as well.
If you watch TV or listen to podcasts, you may be aware of the large amount of true crime shows that exist. There is a huge interest in the true crime culture, with shows such as CSI, Criminal Minds, Forensic Files… seriously, the list could go on and on. And then along came the phenomenal podcast hit produced by NPR: Serial. People cannot seem to get enough of it; Myself included. Why are we so fascinated with true crime? For most of us, it is not because we enjoy hearing how someone was killed… but because we want to see justice for the victims! We feel good when a case is solved and we never had to leave our couch to help.
So, why is Case File: Unsolved being created? Besides my own interest, I do have a mission. All the shows, all the podcasts… so often, they have an ending. Sometimes wrapped up in a pretty, yet often gruesome, little bow at the end. We walk away with answers. We walk away with a sense of justice. Of course, this is not always the case, but more often than not — someone is arrested, case solved. But what about all those cold cases? The missing persons who never came home? My mission is to bring their stories back into the lime light. Let their stories be heard. Give them a voice and hopefully, find its way to someone who knows something and can help bring answers to family and friends who have spent too long waiting for answers. Although I know this is a long shot… I know the power of the internet can be used for good, and it can help lead to justice.
Our plans for the future are to hopefully have a podcast to accompany each case we cover. We plan to cover cases that you may have heard about — and cases the media barely left a blip on the radar as ever even happening. I want to remind people that these individuals, despite how high risk life styles they may have led, they were still someones mother, father, daughter, son, brother, sister, friend…. They were still a human being.
We hope to cover a broad range of cases, topics, and more. We hope you’ll join us and participate along with us! We are just in the beginning stages of planning, and with full time jobs and businesses to run, time is limited – but we are slowly getting things lined up. Research has already begun on a few cases, bloggers are being vetted, podcasting details and technical jargon is being sorted, and hopefully, all will fall into place. But, with that all said, we are excited, and we hope you are just as excited as we are!