The Franklin Expedition was a failed British voyage of Arctic exploration led by Captain Sir John Franklin in May 1845. The expedition consisted of 24 officers and 110 men and was assigned to traverse the last unnavigated sections of the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic and to record magnetic data to help determine whether a better understanding could aid navigation. In May 1847, the expedition’s two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror found themselves locked in the ice, and their fate is one of the enduring mysteries of the age of exploration. Join us this week as we break down the grisly details about the expedition’s untimely end that slowly trickled in from numerous search and rescue operations. 


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Hosts Ryan and Jordan deliver terrifying tales of the paranormal and break them down for your listening pleasure.