Astonishing Legends

Astonishing Legends

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Scott and Forrest have been called the 'Click and Clack of esoterica' by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who've had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that's entertaining about those stories and remind you that it's ok to laugh at scary stories and respectfully, even the people that tell them. Put your headphones on, settle in for you commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing you've ever heard before. New shows every two weeks.

Episodes

The Nazi Bell (Part 1)  

In August of 1997, Polish journalist, military historian, researcher and author, Igor Witkowski claims to have been shown classified prisoner interrogation transcripts of German SS General Jakob Sporrenberg by a Polish Intelligence agent. What Witkowski discovered seemed to be official evacuation protocols for a secret Nazi research project concerning a device named “Die Glocke” which he referred to as, “The Nazi Bell.” Given the highest top secret classification by the German WWII military of “Krieg Entscheidend” or “War Decisive” the Nazi Bell appears to have been a machine designed to produce nuclear energy or weaponry or become an engine for anti-gravity Field Propulsion, but with some startling, uncontrollable and lethal side-effects such as the disruption of the space-time continuum. Witkowski’s findings led him to write a seminal book on the subject, Prawda o Wunderwaffe or “The Truth About the Wonder Weapon” published in 2000. This, in turn, has led authors like Nick Cook and Dr. Joseph P. Farrell to expand on the subject in their own respective books. Tonight we speak with Igor Witkowski to discuss how he came about his research on The Nazi Bell, what he thinks it might have been capable of, and finally a hint as to what it might still become. Tonight's Quote: “It was classified from the very start as decisive for the war, and supposedly the most secret research project carried out during the entire war in Germany.” —Igor Witkowski, Polish journalist, military historian, researcher and author on the role of the "Nazi Bell" in World War II Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! The Truth About The Wunderwaffe by Igor Witkowski http://a.co/30s9meC The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology by Nick Cook http://a.co/cisrU1y The SS Brotherhood of the Bell: Nasa's Nazis, JFK, And Majic-12 by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell http://a.co/gw8pGlb Hitler's Suppressed and Still-Secret Weapons, Science and Technology by Henry Stevens http://a.co/3fBBDcg "Die Glocke" on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2lBHQnt What is Zero-Point Energy? Let Wikipedia explain it. http://bit.ly/2lUnGJC Wormholes - in astrophysics http://bit.ly/1kK0J6s Field Propulsion http://bit.ly/2lX5aNC Mystery of "The Flytrap" - YouTube documentary: http://bit.ly/2kSM2ze Interview with Dr. Joseph P. Farrell on The Paranormal Podcast #91, by Jim Harold "Nazis and the Bell" http://bit.ly/2lgE2sS Secrets of the Nazi Bell with Tim Ventura and Dr. Joseph Farrell http://bit.ly/2lX909b Die Glocke - The Nazi Bell on Unsolved Mysteries of the World blog http://bit.ly/2lt8G4h The Nazi Bell on Me Time for the Mind http://bit.ly/2l4x1gc Nazi Bell Uncovered - Behind the Myth http://bit.ly/2m6rvHM Above Top Secret Forum - Nazi Bell Debunked? http://bit.ly/2m6AcSr Jeff Rense on Die Glocke http://bit.ly/2lglGs8 Uranium - Twisting the Dragon’s Tail PBS documentary, Part 1 of 2 http://bit.ly/2ltYEjG Operation Paperclip http://bit.ly/1mmEG31 Operation Epsilon http://bit.ly/2lUujvz Alsos Mission http://bit.ly/2kSXbzT Operation Big http://bit.ly/2lUtkLV Operation Harborage http://bit.ly/2lu1qWk Walter Gerlach http://bit.ly/2ltSkJc Wernher von Braun http://bit.ly/1JKgp2g Jakob Sporrenberg http://bit.ly/2ltWZuK Hans Kammler http://bit.ly/2kyAoxm Martin Bormann http://bit.ly/2m6ALM3 Heinrich Müller http://bit.ly/2ltR3lx Heinrich Himmler http://bit.ly/1DLxbyL Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: Make your next move in simple yet elegant website design with Squarespace. Go to Squarespace.com and use PROMO CODE - "LEGENDS" for 10% off any website subscription or domain purchase Blue Apron – Home cooking never tasted so good or was so much fun to make! Go to blueapron.com/astonishing to get 3 meals FREE on your 1st order, with FREE SHIPPING Find and hire the right people fast by posting to 200+ job sites and Social Media networks with ZipRecruiter. Go to ZipRecruiter.com/LEGENDS to post your job for FREE! The Great Courses Plus — Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of FREE, UNLIMITED ACCESS to over 500 courses and 8000+ lectures on a wide range of subjects. The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 62 - "The Nazi Bell" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Sound Editing by Sarah Vorhees; Sound Design byRyan McCullough; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2017 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

The Kecksburg Incident  

So often the event of a mysterious object falling to earth has too few witnesses or leaves no evidence, but this is not the case with the "Kecksburg UFO Incident" — unless you ask the US Army. On December 9, 1965, a fiery object streaked across the afternoon skies over at least six US states and Ontario, Canada and was seen by thousands, with many claiming it even seemed to be under "intelligent control." The object crash-landed in the woods near Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, where first-responders and local eye-witnesses said it looked like a giant acorn with some reporting strange lettering around a band near the bottom that resembled Egyptian hieroglyphs. If it was only a meteor as was first reported, then the Army and unknown government agents sure took an immediate interest in a commonplace astronomical event, cordoning off the crash site and hauling away the object and other possible items on flatbed trucks under tight security. So what was it? Tonight we ask regional Mutual UFO Network "MUFON" Director, John Ventre, who along with researcher Owen Eichler, what might be the most plausible explanation for the identity of this object. Some credible researchers still have questions. Some podcast aggregators have been unable to reproduce our extensive show notes, from here on out we will be directing listeners to our website for the pages associated with each episode. You can find the show notes for this episode here - http://www.astonishinglegends.com/portfolio/ep-61-the-kecksburg-incident/ Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: Valentine's Day is this Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017! Get your special someone a professionally arranged bouquet from BloomThat! Go to BloomThat.com/LEGENDS to send an elegant and classy floral bouquet, PLUS a free premium designer vase worth $15 AND 15% OFF their lowest price. This offer is good for the whole month of February. MVMT Watches — Classic design meets modernist style for men and women, in a solidly built watch. Sunglasses too! Go to MVMTwatches.com/Legends to get 15% off today, with Free Shipping and Free Returns. The Great Courses Plus — Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of free, unlimited access to over 500 courses and 8000+ lectures on a wide range of subjects. Find and hire the right people fast by posting to 200+ job sites and Social Media networks with ZipRecruiter. Go to ZipRecruiter.com/Legends to post for FREE! The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 61 - "The Kecksburg Incident" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2017 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

The Count of St Germain (Part 3)  

There seems to be no doubt that the Count of Saint Germain existed, but how did he exist and for how long? There are levels to the incredulity of his story. It seems unlikely that one individual could possess so many varied talents, but the Count's most unlikely talent was living into his 80s while still looking to be in his 50s. If you're willing to go even further and believe the accounts of some of his contemporaries, then the Count was over 100 years old and lived well into the 19th century. Impossible you say? Then you might have even more trouble believing what many of those who had studied under him and some that continue to study his life believe, that the Count may have been hundreds or even thousands of years old, knew the ancient wisdom and secrets of life, and practiced the lost arts known only to the most enlightened beings. Whatever you choose to believe, a strong argument could be made that in his time and long after, he was actually the real 'most interesting man in the world'. Tonight's Quote: “He was, perhaps, one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived. The friend of humanity, wishing for money only that he might give to the poor, a friend to animals, his heart was concerned only with the happiness of others.” — Prince Charles of Hesse-Cassel on the Count of Saint Germain from his book, Mémoires de Mon Temps Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! Jessie Desmond's Finding Count St. Germain blog http://bit.ly/2j9GX5p Direct to: Travis J. Dow & Pete Collman's History of Alchemy podcast http://bit.ly/2jym9Fe Travis J. Dow's collection of podcasts on Podcastnik, with Pete Collman http://www.podcastnik.com/ Get Kevin Pollak's/The Count's book, How I Slept My Way to the Middle: Secrets And Stories From Stage, Screen, And Interwebs http://a.co/cz6ZQNZ Is the fantastic American actor and comedian Kevin Pollak The Count? Now we know! http://bit.ly/2iLrbRq Petter Amundsen and Erlend Loe: The Seven Steps to Mercy: with Shakespeare's Key to the Oak Island Templum http://a.co/5Z5XHQQ "The Real Doctor Who" excerpt from Tom Sleman's Mysteries of History and other works http://bit.ly/2kDewfO Thomas Sleman's book, Strange but True: Mysterious and Bizarre People, Who Were They and Where Did They Go http://a.co/d8ZQoBz Other books by Thomas Sleman http://amzn.to/2kbPqZi The Wandering Jew http://bit.ly/1WroKB4 Rabbi Isaac Luria, the father of contemporary Kabbalah http://bit.ly/2jz3Zob Kabbalah http://bit.ly/2jfBBZH The Tree of Life or the 10 Sephirot in Jewish Kabbalah http://bit.ly/2jzbHyx Theosophy http://bit.ly/2hgNZEE PDF of St. Germain's Most Holy Trinosophia http://bit.ly/2kcef6w PDF of St. Germain's Triangle Book http://bit.ly/2kcnJi3 Grimoire http://bit.ly/2joGWt0 Staff of Moses http://bit.ly/2kDuIOf The Invisibles: A History of Rosicrucians and How Elites Gained Knowledge... http://bit.ly/2kcoYxL Francis Bacon, The Count, the Supernova of 1604 and the 800 year spiritual cycle http://bit.ly/2kDLQrj Theosophy and Saint Germain on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2kdfp28 The Alchemy Web Bookshop http://bit.ly/2jfqqQK Ascended Master http://bit.ly/2imoeXb Rosicrucianism http://bit.ly/2jOiTbp Rosicrucian Trilogy: Modern Translations of the Three Founding Documents http://a.co/8PFlqR2 The alchemy website on levity.com http://bit.ly/2kbMCvs Alchemy on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2j9Bdc3 Prince Charles "Karl" of Hesse-Kassel http://bit.ly/2iLJ9Dh Franz Friedrich Anton Mesmer http://bit.ly/2jeO93t Paracelsus http://bit.ly/1dcj74e Giacomo Casanova http://bit.ly/2kDnZng Count Alessandro di Cagliostro http://bit.ly/2kCEUKS Affair of the Diamond Necklace http://bit.ly/2kcxn4p Madame Helena Blavatsky http://bit.ly/2ctFtmq Sirhan Sirhan http://bit.ly/2kDWpuc Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy http://bit.ly/2jfF4aK The Woman in the Polka Dot Dress http://bit.ly/2kwLEXl The Manchurian Candidate http://bit.ly/1Q5k39J Manly Palmer Hall http://bit.ly/2jGssW5 Edgar Cayce http://bit.ly/2k2DTbT Henry Steel Olcott http://bit.ly/2kdk7g9 Christian Rosenkreuz http://bit.ly/2kwQmVh Rudolph Steiner http://bit.ly/2957tHK Guy Ballard http://bit.ly/2kcPdUP Jiddu Krishnamurti http://bit.ly/1XbVhsP Elizabeth Clare Prophet http://bit.ly/2kdnlQW Frank Abagnale http://bit.ly/2kDS8qG Six Degrees of Separation http://bit.ly/1dtXYlJ David Hampton http://bit.ly/2jfCpOh Alan Conway - Colour Me Kubrick http://bit.ly/2joKTxD The Dread Pirate Roberts http://bit.ly/2kcJRci Age of Aquarius http://bit.ly/2jzfAUa Age of Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In from the musical, HAIR http://bit.ly/2k2va9r "Monatomic Gold" or "White Powder Gold" http://bit.ly/2kcoRT8 Some more claims of White Powder Gold http://bit.ly/2jyXP7H Discussion Group on David Hudson and

The Count of St Germain (Part 2)  

If you wished you could do all the things the Count of Saint Germain could do, meet all the people he had met, and learn all the secrets of life he seemed to possess, and on top of it all, have several lifetimes to employ your skills, what then? The question is, what would you do with these gifts? Would you be content to merely be the life of the party, or would you try and make a difference in the affairs of nations and enlighten humanity, even if it cost you your freedom or your once immortal life? Depending on your answer, the bigger question might be, does it take the right person to seek the mysteries, or do the mysteries seek the right person? Tonight's Quote: “I thought, with all due respect to Madame la Comtesse, that the devil had long since made a mantle out of the skin of this personage.” — Madame d’Adhemar’s maid, as she explained that the Count of Saint Germain was waiting to see her. From d’Adhemar’s book, “Souvenirs de la Marie Antoinette” published in 1836. Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! Jessie Desmond's Timeline of the Count's appearances on her blog, Finding Count St. Germain http://bit.ly/2jhyNas Extraordinary savant, Daniel Tammett http://bit.ly/2jhuoEt The Oldest People in the World http://bit.ly/2ka0FgS Emma Morano, last person alive born in 1800s, turns 117 http://bit.ly/2ka1XIx Travis J. Dow's collection of podcasts on Podcastnik, with Pete Collman http://www.podcastnik.com/ Direct to: Travis J. Dow & Pete Collman's History of Alchemy podcast http://bit.ly/2jym9Fe Jessie Desmond's Finding Count St. Germain blog http://bit.ly/2j9GX5p The Elixir of Life http://bit.ly/2ka0Cle The Philosopher's Stone http://bit.ly/2iLkr5U The Count of St. Germain, on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2jtpbK6 Is the fantastic American actor and comedian Kevin Pollak The Count? - He kinda looks like him! http://bit.ly/2iLrbRq François-Marie Arouet, the man known as Voltaire http://bit.ly/1L0hapB The alchemy website on levity.com http://bit.ly/2kbMCvs Alchemy on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2j9Bdc3 Thomas Sleman's book, Strange but True: Mysterious and Bizarre People, Who Were They and Where Did They Go http://a.co/d8ZQoBz Other books by Thomas Sleman http://amzn.to/2kbPqZi Jacobite rising of 1745 http://bit.ly/2j4iY9B Major-General, Lord Robert Clive, aka "Clive of India" http://bit.ly/2ka14A2 Seven Years' War on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/1Mm2WCo The Seven Years' War on The History Channel http://bit.ly/1LF0QLj Prince Charles "Karl" of Hesse-Kassel http://bit.ly/2iLJ9Dh Rosicrucianism on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2jOiTbp Étienne François, duc de Choiseul http://bit.ly/2ka4oea Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp http://bit.ly/2jhvuQR Catherine the Great http://bit.ly/1qaT3gM Biography of Catherine II, aka Catherine the Great http://bit.ly/1ELdg0B Peter III of Russia http://bit.ly/2jhAWmp Hotel de Ville, Paris http://bit.ly/1RW2U0W Napoleon III http://bit.ly/1FIvTFD Francis Rákóczi II, possible father of The Count of St. Germain? http://bit.ly/2jhwT9X The Bilderberg Group http://bit.ly/1N4LbqD Bilderberg Meetings' official website http://bilderbergmeetings.org/ Bohemian Grove http://bit.ly/1HZRwBF List of Bohemian Club members http://bit.ly/2ahiw5U Ambrose Bierce's An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge http://bit.ly/2iLFg16 The Ambrose Bierce Project http://bit.ly/1uoJBkH PBS Documentary: Uranium - Twisting the Dragon's Tail http://to.pbs.org/2jII66j Manhattan Project http://bit.ly/1K0ca3P Harry Shearer's film, Teddy Bear's Picnic http://imdb.to/2kahsQG Casebook on the Men In Black, by Jim Keith http://bit.ly/2jXmXmT Vlad III, aka "Vlad the Impaler" or "Vlad Dracula" http://bit.ly/1nkAxP0 Principality of Wallachia http://bit.ly/2j4sF7I Zuul the Gatekeeper, from Ghostbusters http://bit.ly/2jJgtdK Have Scientists Found a Way to Actually Reduce the Effects of Aging? http://bit.ly/2jXd4W1 Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: Blue Apron – Home cooking never tasted so good or was so much fun to make! Go to blueapron.com/astonishing to get 3 meals FREE on your 1st order, with FREE SHIPPING The Great Courses Plus — Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of free, unlimited access to over 500 courses and 8000 lectures on a wide range of subjects Start 2017 off right for your business by getting the right people hired. Post jobs for free at ZipRecruiter.com/legends Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance - Text the word "CRITICAL" to 82623 to make a difference to an adolescent or young adult with cancer. Data rates may apply. The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 059 - "The Count of Saint Germain, Part 2" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees,

The Count of St Germain (Part 1)  

Who's the most interesting person you've ever met? Can they play a musical instrument? Do they speak a foreign language? Are they a fine art painter? Have they traveled the world? Are they descended from royalty? Sure, maybe only a couple of those. But what if they were a concert level violinist who could also compose music? What if they could speak ten languages or more? What if it seemed they could produce precious gemstones and on top of that, were a military tactician who brokered diplomacy between nations? Impossible you say, for all of these talents and accomplishments to be contained within one individual? And yet all of these are the qualities and accomplishments claimed to be witnessed by the contemporaries of the man known mostly as the Count of Saint Germain. He was known by many names and for his many remarkable feats, but perhaps his most astounding accomplishment, as more than a few would claim, was to remain alive for several generations from the 18th century or earlier, into the 19th century and maybe even to this day. Tonight's Quote: “He is a man who never dies, and who knows everything.” — Voltaire, speaking about the Count of St Germain Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! PDF of The Count of Saint Germain by Isabel Cooper-Oakley (beware of typos) http://bit.ly/2imh7OD Finding Count St. Germain, a great blog by Jessie Desmond http://bit.ly/2j9GX5p Writer and mystic Manley P. Hall http://bit.ly/2jGssW5 Sanctus Germanus http://bit.ly/2jOa6Gy In Search Of episode, S2-E2 "The Man Who Would Not Die" http://bit.ly/1E4GzvT Louis XV, Friend to the Count http://bit.ly/2jGxlhK The Count of St Germain on Wikipedia (Decent Entry) http://bit.ly/2jtpbK6 Isabel Cooper-Oakley http://bit.ly/2jGnfNM Madame Du Pompadour http://bit.ly/2jgVQ8L The Great White Brotherhood (not rascist!) http://bit.ly/2jh3GPH Ascended Masters http://bit.ly/2imoeXb Alchemy http://bit.ly/2j9Bdc3 Chateau du Chambord http://bit.ly/1UNWiVv Rosicrucianism http://bit.ly/2jOiTbp Dreadcast - Hosted by our friend Shezhar Shah who guested on the show as Jude Law Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: Blue Apron – Home cooking never tasted so good or was so much fun to make! Go to blueapron.com/astonishing to get 3 meals FREE on your 1st order, with FREE SHIPPING HARRY'S quality shaving essentials at an affordable price. Go to harrys.com and enter the promo code: LEGENDS at checkout to receive $5.00 off your order The Great Courses Plus — Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of free, unlimited access to over 500 courses and 8000 lectures on a wide range of subjects Start 2017 off right for your business by getting the right people hired. Post jobs for free at ZipRecruiter.com/legends The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 058 - "The Count of Saint Germain" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2017 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

2nd Chances  

Sometimes we get a second chance and sometimes it seems we had no chance at all. What we can count on getting is a cycle of the heartwarming followed by heartbreak, the mundane punctuated with despair and assuaged by moments of joy. But greater than our earthly concerns, the cycle of life continues. Birth follows death as spring follows winter. And within this cycle, every once in a while just to keep it interesting, the wondrous happens. Whether you view the seemingly impossible as merely a coincidence, as a mistaken observation, or as proof that miracles do happen and that love never dies the choice is up to you. Which one sounds like more fun? Tonight's Quote: “It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.” — Voltaire Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! Forrest's favorite version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol http://bit.ly/2hDWXP0 Rod Hull and his Emu on the Hudson Brothers' Razzle Dazzle Show http://bit.ly/2h3JSgX Rod Hull on Wikipedia and his Untimely Death http://bit.ly/2hWN8rW Astronaut John Glenn, the first American to Orbit Earth http://bit.ly/2hG8XMR Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer http://bit.ly/2hPfDM9 Greg Lake on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2gTiaD8 Kingman, Arizona, 20 Miles West of Where Scott Broke Down http://bit.ly/2hG37ex Alcides Moreno's Miraculous Survival after a 47 Floor Fall http://nyti.ms/2gTj5n2 Fox News report on Alcides Fall http://bit.ly/2gJzcQM Guardian Story on his Recovery http://bit.ly/2gSHhHY The Splat Calculator http://bit.ly/2h90LUS Highest Freefall Ever Survived http://bit.ly/22za9CY Skydiver Survives 12,000 Foot Fall http://dailym.ai/2hWVeAD How to Fall 35,000 Feet and Survive: Popular Mechanics http://bit.ly/25ao7fW Amazing Old 'Desert' Magazine Article on the Hatbox Baby http://bit.ly/2hDyRBk The Hatbox Baby from Our Favorite Show, Unsolved Mysteries Wiki http://bit.ly/2h96ASp Pro Crime Writer's Blog Entry on the Hatbox Baby http://bit.ly/2gTnV3N Fascinating Arizona Republic Interview with the Hatbox Baby http://bit.ly/2hWSO5d Wordsmith Blog on 'Tunket' http://bit.ly/2hDxjar More on 'Tunket' http://bit.ly/2hCLbEm Tophet, the Origin Word for Tunket http://bit.ly/2hsgFN3 Tophet on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2h99oP4 Ma Dana of Mesa, Arizona http://bit.ly/2gSPtrF Newsreel of United 610 Crash http://bit.ly/2hDBHXc Wreck Chasers at the Crash Site http://cbsloc.al/1uXBr56 NY Daily News on the Spanish Fork Car Crash http://nydn.us/1E7e26p Officer Beddoes' Bodycam Footage from Crash Site (Warning: Emotionally Intense) http://bit.ly/2hCQjZ9 Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: The Great Courses Plus — Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of free, unlimited access to over 500 courses and 8000 lectures on a wide range of subjects HARRY'S quality shaving essentials at an affordable price. Go to harrys.com and enter the promo code: LEGENDS at checkout to receive $5.00 off your order Blue Apron – Home cooking never tasted so good or was so much fun to make! Go to blueapron.com/astonishing to get 3 meals FREE on your 1st order, with FREE SHIPPING Shari's Berries – Go to Berries.com, click on the microphone in the top right hand corner of the webpage and type in, ALPod to get delicious, decadent Shari's Berries delivered to you or someone you love! The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 057 - "2nd Chances" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2016 (last one of the year!) Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

Unhappy Endings  

Life is fragile and an end comes for us all. But whether that end is labeled as mysterious, ironic, tragic, coincidental or altogether unremarkable, is something for those that survive us to decide. The path of life through the wilderness of our choices can be both rocky and smooth, so look where you're going because others will remember where you've been. Tonight's Quote: “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” — Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! List of Unusual Deaths on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/1PAOw1q The 27 Club http://bit.ly/1eCnVla Draco the lawgiver http://bit.ly/1dhB4ih Nomodeiktes: Greek Studies in Honor of Martin Ostwald http://a.co/0G5UfUs Lawrence of Rome http://bit.ly/1IxWS4c Earl Sigurd the Mighty - the first Earl of Orkney http://bit.ly/1zRZJkE Máel Brigte of Moray http://bit.ly/2hg2DvM OrkneyJar - the heritage of the Orkney Islands http://www.orkneyjar.com Louis the VI of France - or "Louis the Fat" http://bit.ly/2hobU89 Philip of France (1116–1131) http://bit.ly/2hvHGMl Pepin the Short http://bit.ly/2h7ju6c The Cassowary http://bit.ly/2h3L9op Rod Hull and his Emu on the Hudson Brothers' Razzle Dazzle Show http://bit.ly/2h3JSgX Kevin Hart on his Ostrich encounter - WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE http://bit.ly/2glqtsY Affidavit about Daniel and Jabez Spicer from Thomas's Mass. Spy No. 676, April 1784 http://bit.ly/2hs34C3 The Spicer Bros. story in the Weekly World News http://bit.ly/2hmoQva The Spicer Bros. story in the book, Incredible But True http://bit.ly/2hsb71V Shays' Rebellion http://bit.ly/1Em1zQ6 Overview of the Shays' Rebellion battle for the arsenal http://bit.ly/2gjxzOL Isadora Duncan http://bit.ly/2gkcnD2 Edna Mode from The Incredibles - NO CAPES!!! http://bit.ly/1LIX5Te Robert Williams - 1st reported human killed by a robot http://bit.ly/2gKCN1T R.U.R. - the 1920 science fiction play by the Czech writer Karel Čapek http://bit.ly/1Ua78J2 Jimi Heselden - Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and owner Segway Inc. who fell off a cliff while riding one http://bit.ly/1SOZqSu Armin Meiwes and Bernd Brandes, a cannibal and his guest for dinner - WARNING: DISTURBING http://bit.ly/1ZH1BIl Gloria Ramirez - "The Toxic Lady" http://bit.ly/2geOFcp A possible chemical explanation for the death of Gloria Ramirez from FSI http://bit.ly/2gIl7E3 "The Toxic Lady" on Skeptoid by Brian Dunning http://bit.ly/2fYJdwB Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: Find the right pair of glasses in the comfort and convenience of your own home, completely risk-free and with free shipping all around! Visit WarbyParker.com/LEGENDS MVMT Watches & Sunglasses - modern minimalism meets affordable quality. Go to mvmtwatches.com/legends to get 15% off with FREE SHIPPING and FREE RETURNS The Great Courses Plus — Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of free, unlimited access to over 500 courses and 8000 lectures on a wide range of subjects Blue Apron – Home cooking never tasted so good or was so much fun to make! Go to blueapron.com/astonishing to get 3 meals FREE on your 1st order, with FREE SHIPPING The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 056 - "Unhappy Endings" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2016 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

Astonishing Legends TV01  

Astonishing Legends makes digital media and internet history with our first ever "live" YouTube streaming event! Frankly, we weren't sure any of it would work, so we really didn't announce we'd be doing it, but we thought it might be a fun way to interact with our listeners and answer some of their questions in a text chat stream, all while doing our usual rambling, digressing, and nervous stammering. We really appreciate our audience, so we hope you enjoy it. Depending on how much "flame mail we get, we might even try it again sometime! Tonight's Quote: "The internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had." — Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google. Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! Images of the Black Knight Satellite on "Im-A-jur" *note to Scott ; ) http://bit.ly/2gMENu1 "The Ridges" Athens, OH Lunatic Asylum - story idea submitted by Andrew Murphy @MurphyRebels on Twitter http://bit.ly/2gsztLO The Ridges Mental Health Institution on Haunted Athens Ohio http://bit.ly/2gsudrr Dutch music promoter and his German girlfriend die of heatstroke in Joshua Tree desert http://dailym.ai/2gMGSGm Mystery Deepens Over Bones Linked to Amelia Earhart http://bit.ly/2fX5CrV TIGHAR's Earhart arm length analysis http://bit.ly/2enF2JR New Analysis Strengthens Claims That Amelia Earhart Died as a Castaway http://bit.ly/2gFN3Jb Gloria Ramirez - "The Toxic Lady" http://bit.ly/2geOFcp "The Toxic Lady" on Skeptoid by Brian Dunning http://bit.ly/2fYJdwB Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: Anyone can make their own beautiful websites with Squarespace.com. Enter the Offer Code LEGENDS at checkout to receive 10% off MVMT Watches & Sunglasses - modern minimalism meets affordable quality. Go to mvmtwatches.com/legends to get 15% off with FREE SHIPPING and FREE RETURNS Blue Apron – Home cooking never tasted so good or was so much fun to make! Go to blueapron.com/astonishing to get 3 meals FREE on your 1st order, with FREE SHIPPING HARRY'S quality shaving essentials at an affordable price. Go to harrys.com and enter the promo code: LEGENDS at checkout to receive $5.00 off your order - FREE SHIPPING ENDS ON DECEMBER 9, 2016 SO ACT NOW! The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 055 - "Astonishing TV 1" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2016 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

The Mothman (Part 4B)  

As we approach our Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States, Astonishing Legends would like to thank our fantastic fans from all over the world with our final Part 4B of The Mothman series - the rest of the conclusions. Not only did we think this would make a good bonus for our listeners, but an undivided Part 4 would've been, shall we say, monstrous. Of all the things to be thankful for this holiday season, just remember that as weird as things are, they could always get weirder. Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Tonight's Quote: “I have adopted the concept of 'Ultraterrestrials' — beings and forces which coexist with us but are on another time frame; that is, they operate outside the limits of our space-time continuum yet have the ability to cross over into our reality. This other world is not a place, however, as Mars or Andromeda are places, but it is a state of energy.” — John A. Keel, The Mothman Prophecies Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! THIS JUST IN: MAN POSSIBLY PHOTOGRAPHS MOTHMAN OFF HWY 2 IN POINT PLEASANT! http://bit.ly/2fX5CrV Jim Harold's Paranormal Podcast and Campfire podcast http://jimharold.com/ Jim Harold's Paranormal Plus Club - a membership site that's worth it! http://jimharold.net/ Brad Steiger being interviewed on Jim's Paranormal Plus Club (membership required) http://bit.ly/2gaJnhF Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside by Brad Steiger http://a.co/3ACfzyL Episode 10 - Chernobyl on the Eastern Border podcast http://bit.ly/2gDRrwn AnCivs - a blog on ancient civilizations and world history http://ancivs.com/ Hans Decoz and Stacey Nicholas' Numerology blog http://bit.ly/2fyZk1h Monkey-man of Delhi http://bit.ly/2fLVu7Q The Dancing Plague of 1518 http://bit.ly/1N2bzhW Ergotism http://bit.ly/2b0KS55 Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft http://a.co/dqJm4J4 Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life http://a.co/j1gnlaw The legendary Fate Magazine http://www.fatemag.com/ True Magazine http://bit.ly/2gayLz6 John A. Keel http://bit.ly/2gfyX1y Brad Steiger http://bit.ly/2gfEmpi Ivan T. Sanderson http://bit.ly/1OBN7mu Gray Barker http://bit.ly/2gDBNkI Jack Hannah on Letterman http://bit.ly/2fjoTCF "Miners, not minors" from Galaxy Quest http://bit.ly/2fzF0wz Loren Coleman's list of people who have died in connection to Mothman http://bit.ly/2fXtuLw Gray Barker’s Book of Bunk Mothman, Saucers, and MIB by John C. Sherwood http://bit.ly/22xjKKJ Gray Barker's Secret by David Halperin http://bit.ly/2fXFcWp Mass Hysteria http://bit.ly/2fYZvpW Behavioral Contagion http://bit.ly/2fyu9py The Law of Vibration http://bit.ly/2g0pk7h Massive bird spotted in Alaska! http://cnn.it/2fH4HvP The legendary Piasa bird http://bit.ly/1UDEqwX Dalnegorsk, Russia http://bit.ly/2fYXpGH 11, 13 and 33 http://bit.ly/2f2hA25 Ben Folds - Rockin' the Suburbs http://bit.ly/1lTtPgh Search for the Mothman documentary http://bit.ly/2fzoaPa Aperture hatch on the Millennium Falcon http://bit.ly/2fDuho9 NBC News article on Infrasound http://nbcnews.to/2g0fdkW Vic Tandy and infrasound on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2fzhEYP Vladimir Gavreau and his infrasound experiments http://bit.ly/2fEtCiO The Haunted Hum (infrasound) on Mythbusters http://bit.ly/2eMp1xr Adam Savage's Indiana Jones Sankara Stones stolen! http://bit.ly/2eE2vmM NICAP's The 1967 UFO Chronology - The Mother of All Sighting Waves http://bit.ly/2eUVIpL The Silver Bridge disaster - the collapse rendered in computer animation http://bit.ly/2eMl1gq Report on the Silver Bridge collapse by the West Virginia DOT http://bit.ly/2fExe4f Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse http://bit.ly/1VFh2T2 Colorized footage of the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse http://bit.ly/2fExTma Radiolab episode on Dreams http://bit.ly/2eUWQK4 Wake Up and Dream on Radiolab - confronting your fears with Lucid Dreaming http://bit.ly/11CdB5C Project MKUltra http://bit.ly/1ihJLqO Could a sonic weapon make your head explode? http://bit.ly/1un5Uty "Gaslighting" on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/1sUQyvs Gaslight the movie (1944) http://imdb.to/2fDurvM Origin of the "Time exists" quote http://bit.ly/2g0gDfA Weather report for the day of Mrs. Roy Grose’s 4:45 a.m. UFO sighting http://bit.ly/2fcSyCx Linda Scarberry's obituary on Cryptomundo, one of the 4 original teenagers to see Mothman http://bit.ly/2eW9DwQ Silver Bridge http://bit.ly/2flwFjC Riverside Golf Club where Connie Carpenter saw the Mothman, formerly the Mason Co. Golf Course http://bit.ly/2eMpLDl I Love Lucy entertains the cosmos http://n.pr/2eh2I0c How far have human radio broadcasts reached into our galaxy? http://bit.ly/1qAd9iI Can our TV signals be picked up by other planets? http://bbc.in/2eW80PC Actin

The Mothman (Part 4A)  

Do we only see what we can understand? And if we refuse or are unable to understand, are we then not seeing all of the elements of our reality? If beings and creatures from alternate realities truly exist, then what is their origin story? What is their purpose and what are we to them, or more to the point, what do they want with us? In Part 4A of our series on the Mothman of Point Pleasant, WV, we examine some of these questions and try to find conclusions of our own, outrageous though they may seem to be. Tonight's Quote: “I have adopted the concept of 'Ultraterrestrials' — beings and forces which coexist with us but are on another time frame; that is, they operate outside the limits of our space-time continuum yet have the ability to cross over into our reality. This other world is not a place, however, as Mars or Andromeda are places, but it is a state of energy.” — John A. Keel, The Mothman Prophecies Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! Loren Coleman's list of people who have died in connection to Mothman http://bit.ly/2fXtuLw Gray Barker’s Book of Bunk Mothman, Saucers, and MIB by John C. Sherwood http://bit.ly/22xjKKJ Gray Barker's Secret by David Halperin http://bit.ly/2fXFcWp Mass Hysteria http://bit.ly/2fYZvpW Behavioral Contagion http://bit.ly/2fyu9py The Law of Vibration http://bit.ly/2g0pk7h Massive bird spotted in Alaska! http://cnn.it/2fH4HvP Dalnegorsk, Russia http://bit.ly/2fYXpGH 11, 13 and 33 http://bit.ly/2f2hA25 Ben Folds - Rockin' the Suburbs http://bit.ly/1lTtPgh Search for the Mothman documentary http://bit.ly/2fzoaPa Aperture hatch on the Millennium Falcon http://bit.ly/2fDuho9 NBC News article on Infrasound http://nbcnews.to/2g0fdkW Vic Tandy and infrasound on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2fzhEYP Vladimir Gavreau and his infrasound experiments http://bit.ly/2fEtCiO The Haunted Hum (infrasound) on Mythbusters http://bit.ly/2eMp1xr Adam Savage's Indiana Jones Sankara Stones stolen! http://bit.ly/2eE2vmM NICAP's The 1967 UFO Chronology - The Mother of All Sighting Waves http://bit.ly/2eUVIpL The Silver Bridge disaster - the collapse rendered in computer animation http://bit.ly/2eMl1gq Report on the Silver Bridge collapse by the West Virginia DOT http://bit.ly/2fExe4f Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse http://bit.ly/1VFh2T2 Colorized footage of the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse http://bit.ly/2fExTma Radiolab episode on Dreams http://bit.ly/2eUWQK4 Wake Up and Dream on Radiolab - confronting your fears with Lucid Dreaming http://bit.ly/11CdB5C Project MKUltra http://bit.ly/1ihJLqO Could a sonic weapon make your head explode? http://bit.ly/1un5Uty "Gaslighting" on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/1sUQyvs Gaslight the movie (1944) http://imdb.to/2fDurvM Origin of the "Time exists" quote http://bit.ly/2g0gDfA Weather report for the day of Mrs. Roy Grose’s 4:45 a.m. UFO sighting http://bit.ly/2fcSyCx Linda Scarberry's obituary on Cryptomundo, one of the 4 original teenagers to see Mothman http://bit.ly/2eW9DwQ Silver Bridge http://bit.ly/2flwFjC Riverside Golf Club where Connie Carpenter saw the Mothman, formerly the Mason Co. Golf Course http://bit.ly/2eMpLDl I Love Lucy entertains the cosmos http://n.pr/2eh2I0c How far have human radio broadcasts reached into our galaxy? http://bit.ly/1qAd9iI Can our TV signals be picked up by other planets? http://bbc.in/2eW80PC Actinic Conjunctivitis http://bit.ly/2dRkXIu Defense Logistics Agency website http://www.dla.mil/ Defense Logistics Agency on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2dRmAWv Chief Cornstalk http://bit.ly/2eMmVhW Chief Cornstalk's curse http://bit.ly/2dRmDl2 Lord Dunmore's War http://bit.ly/2eXAs2l Fort Randolph, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2fcSDGp The late Beau Shertzer, whose Bloodmobile was almost carried off http://bit.ly/2eBAQqh Men In Black in a Niagra Falls hotel lobby? http://bit.ly/2eBCIiR The 1966 Cadillac De Ville http://bit.ly/2dRoxSM Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2eXF6NS Gallipolis, Ohio http://www.cityofgallipolis.com/ Morse Code, for when you want to communicate with a UFO using your flashlight http://bit.ly/1zxQZNV Mothman and Other Curious Encounters by Loren Coleman https://amzn.com/B00AWBQF88 The Mothman Prophecies - A True Story by John A. Keel https://amzn.com/0765334984 The Mothman Prophecies - The Movie https://amzn.com/B0000648X0 The Woodrow Derenberger interview with Ronald Maines, Gen. Mgr. of WTAP https://youtu.be/5HxY4suVjSo Point Pleasant, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2euHGdZ Gallipolis, Ohio basecamp for John Keel and the Mothman Prophecies movie crew http://bit.ly/2e3aZpU Visit the Mothman Museum! http://bit.ly/2enKY4d Attend the Mothman Festi

The Mothman (Part 3)  

At 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge which connected Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and Gallipolis, Ohio, collapsed. Being rush hour in mid-December, the bridge was full of commuters on their way home from work and holiday shopping trips. The collapse sent 32 vehicles into the frigid waters of the Ohio river and 46 people lost their lives, with 2 bodies never to be found. The cause was as prosaic and understandable as it was tragic - a minute defect causing stress corrosion in a suspension eye-bar. However, what we may never understand is a connection some claim between the collapse and the first sightings of the Mothman, widely thought to be 13 months previously, to the day. Was there a warning that no one could comprehend? Even if a warning could be interpreted by someone who was starting to put all these strange puzzle pieces together, would their findings even be believed? Could this tragedy have been prevented, or was it inevitable? It might behoove us all to start taking notice, as correlations to sightings of bizarre creatures and catastrophes around the world continue to this day. Tonight's Quote: They’ve done it again. Those lousy bastards have done it again. They knew this was going to happen...and when. And they gave me all that bilge about a power failure. They knew. They just didn’t want me to be able to warn anyone. — John A. Keel, The Mothman Prophecies Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! Ben Folds - Rockin' the Suburbs http://bit.ly/1lTtPgh Search for the Mothman documentary http://bit.ly/2fzoaPa Aperture hatch on the Millennium Falcon http://bit.ly/2fDuho9 NBC News article on Infrasound http://nbcnews.to/2g0fdkW Vic Tandy and infrasound on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2fzhEYP Vladimir Gavreau and his infrasound experiments http://bit.ly/2fEtCiO The Haunted Hum (infrasound) on Mythbusters http://bit.ly/2eMp1xr Adam Savage's Indiana Jones Sankara Stone stolen! http://bit.ly/2eE2vmM NICAP's The 1967 UFO Chronology - The Mother of All Sighting Waves http://bit.ly/2eUVIpL The Silver Bridge disaster - the collapse rendered in computer animation http://bit.ly/2eMl1gq Report on the Silver Bridge collapse by the West Virginia DOT http://bit.ly/2fExe4f Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse http://bit.ly/1VFh2T2 Colorized footage of the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse http://bit.ly/2fExTma Radiolab episode on Dreams http://bit.ly/2eUWQK4 Wake Up and Dream on Radiolab - confronting your fears with Lucid Dreaming http://bit.ly/11CdB5C Project MKUltra http://bit.ly/1ihJLqO Could a sonic weapon make your head explode? http://bit.ly/1un5Uty "Gaslighting" on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/1sUQyvs Gaslight the movie (1944) http://imdb.to/2fDurvM Origin of the "Time exists" quote http://bit.ly/2g0gDfA Weather report for the day of Mrs. Roy Grose’s 4:45 a.m. UFO sighting http://bit.ly/2fcSyCx Linda Scarberry's obituary on Cryptomundo, one of the 4 original teenagers to see Mothman http://bit.ly/2eW9DwQ Silver Bridge http://bit.ly/2flwFjC Riverside Golf Club where Connie Carpenter saw the Mothman, formerly the Mason Co. Golf Course http://bit.ly/2eMpLDl I Love Lucy entertains the cosmos http://n.pr/2eh2I0c How far have human radio broadcasts reached into our galaxy? http://bit.ly/1qAd9iI Can our TV signals be picked up by other planets? http://bbc.in/2eW80PC Actinic Conjunctivitis http://bit.ly/2dRkXIu Defense Logistics Agency website http://www.dla.mil/ Defense Logistics Agency on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2dRmAWv Chief Cornstalk http://bit.ly/2eMmVhW Chief Cornstalk's curse http://bit.ly/2dRmDl2 Lord Dunmore's War http://bit.ly/2eXAs2l Fort Randolph, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2fcSDGp The late Beau Shertzer, whose Bloodmobile was almost carried off http://bit.ly/2eBAQqh Men In Black in a Niagra Falls hotel lobby? http://bit.ly/2eBCIiR The 1966 Cadillac De Ville http://bit.ly/2dRoxSM Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2eXF6NS Gallipolis, Ohio http://www.cityofgallipolis.com/ Morse Code, for when you want to communicate with a UFO using your flashlight http://bit.ly/1zxQZNV Mothman and Other Curious Encounters by Loren Coleman https://amzn.com/B00AWBQF88 The Mothman Prophecies - A True Story by John A. Keel https://amzn.com/0765334984 The Mothman Prophecies - The Movie https://amzn.com/B0000648X0 The Woodrow Derenberger interview with Ronald Maines, Gen. Mgr. of WTAP https://youtu.be/5HxY4suVjSo Point Pleasant, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2euHGdZ Gallipolis, Ohio basecamp for John Keel and the Mothman Prophecies movie crew http://bit.ly/2e3aZpU Visit the Mothman Museum! http://bit.ly/2enKY4d Attend the Mothman Festival in beautiful Point Pleasant, W

The Mothman (Part 2)  

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Mothman! Well, we're pretty sure "Mothman" isn't any of those things, neither a moth nor a man, or some unholy combination of the two. If the descriptions by over 100 witnesses are accurate and the symptoms of seeing such a sight are related, then whatever this creature is, it's abilities may go beyond even what is considered possible for an earthly cryptid. Magical flight, a burning, mesmerizing gaze, and haunting dreams are some of his reported traits, but is clairvoyance also one of them? What if Mothman knew your fate, but wasn't capable or allowed to tell you? And for an even bigger stretch of the imagination, what if Scott goes "off the chain" in this episode? Now, this may all seem like silly balderdash to your sophisticated and skeptical nature, but what kind of hosts would we be if we couldn't deliver a tale of a real monster in time for Samhain? After all, it is Halloween. Tonight's Quote: “UFO’s do not seem to exist as tangible, manufactured objects. They do not conform to the accepted natural laws of our environment. They seem to be nothing more than transmogrifications tailoring themselves to our ability to understand." — John A. Keel, author of The Mothman Prophecies Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! Weather report for the day of Mrs. Roy Grose’s 4:45 a.m. UFO sighting http://bit.ly/2fcSyCx Linda Scarberry's obituary on Cryptomundo, one of the 4 original teenagers to see Mothman http://bit.ly/2eW9DwQ Silver Bridge http://bit.ly/2flwFjC Riverside Golf Club where Connie Carpenter saw the Mothman, formerly the Mason Co. Golf Course http://bit.ly/2eMpLDl I Love Lucy entertains the cosmos http://n.pr/2eh2I0c How far have human radio broadcasts reached into our galaxy? http://bit.ly/1qAd9iI Can our TV signals be picked up by other planets? http://bbc.in/2eW80PC Actinic Conjunctivitis http://bit.ly/2dRkXIu Defense Logistics Agency website http://www.dla.mil/ Defense Logistics Agency on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2dRmAWv Chief Cornstalk http://bit.ly/2eMmVhW Chief Cornstalk's curse http://bit.ly/2dRmDl2 Lord Dunmore's War http://bit.ly/2eXAs2l Fort Randolph, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2fcSDGp The late Beau Shertzer, whose Bloodmobile was almost carried off http://bit.ly/2eBAQqh Men In Black in a Niagra Falls hotel lobby? http://bit.ly/2eBCIiR The 1966 Cadillac De Ville http://bit.ly/2dRoxSM Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2eXF6NS Gallipolis, Ohio http://www.cityofgallipolis.com/ Morse Code, for when you want to communicate with a UFO using your flashlight http://bit.ly/1zxQZNV Mothman and Other Curious Encounters by Loren Coleman https://amzn.com/B00AWBQF88 The Mothman Prophecies - A True Story by John A. Keel https://amzn.com/0765334984 The Mothman Prophecies - The Movie https://amzn.com/B0000648X0 The Woodrow Derenberger interview with Ronald Maines, Gen. Mgr. of WTAP https://youtu.be/5HxY4suVjSo Point Pleasant, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2euHGdZ Gallipolis, Ohio basecamp for John Keel and the Mothman Prophecies movie crew http://bit.ly/2e3aZpU Visit the Mothman Museum! http://bit.ly/2enKY4d Attend the Mothman Festival in beautiful Point Pleasant, WV! http://bit.ly/1pjsSMO Scott always stays at the Lowe Hotel when searching for Mothman! http://www.thelowehotel.com/ Point Pleasant's "TNT Area" where the Mothman dwells http://n.pr/2drLM5A Explosion and munitions risk at the "TNT Area" http://bit.ly/2eIfuJD Inside the Eerie TNT Storage Bunkers of West Virginia on Wired http://bit.ly/2e8qeyV The Mothman and Indrid Cold story on WeekInWeird.com http://bit.ly/2eI4OuC Mothman on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2dQ3dhn 1st sighting of the Mothman according to the WV Dept. of Commerce http://bit.ly/2drIzTK The Grinning Man on TheNightSky.org http://bit.ly/2ej1G76 The Case of Indrid Cold on Forteania http://bit.ly/2ej0hNV Assessing Wikipedia's Accuracy on NPR http://n.pr/2elZZaH Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: MVMT Watches & Sunglasses - modern minimalism meets affordable quality. Go to mvmtwatches.com/legends to get 15% off with FREE SHIPPING and FREE RETURNS. The Great Courses Plus - Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of free, unlimited access to over 500 courses and 6000 lectures on a wide range of subjects Anyone can make their own beautiful websites with Squarespace.com. Enter the Offer Code LEGENDS at checkout to receive 10% off Mack Weldon - the most comfortable and well-made underwear, socks, shirts, undershirts, hoodies and sweatpants you’ll ever wear. Go to mackweldon.com and get 20% off using the promo code LEGENDS The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Cred

The Mothman (Part 1)  

All legends are local in a way, and when one local person tells a tale of a strange encounter, it can be a cause for skeptical snickers from the townsfolk. When more than a hundred people from the same region all see the same thing, it can lead to books, a major Motion Picture and even an annual festival. Such is the case with Point Pleasant, West Virginia and the Ohio River Valley's own "Mothman" — whose local sightings turned into national legend. There are several elements that contribute to the intense curiosity that still surrounds the stories of the Mothman, himself described as a winged, humanoid creature with glowing red eyes and a sympathetic, if mysterious nature. One of them is the sudden appearance of a friendly, inter-dimensional road tripper named Indrid Cold who just wants to get to know you better and may be searching for a cryptid on the loose . Another is the unsettling thought that these encounters may have portended a disaster that took the lives of 46 people exactly 13 months later. Tonight's Quote: “Human beings are under the control of a strange force that bends them in absurd ways, forcing them to play a role in a bizarre game of deception.” - — Jacques Vallée, Computer Scientist, Venture Capitalist and noted Ufologist Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! The Mothman Prophecies - A True Story by John A. Keel https://amzn.com/0765334984 The Mothman Prophecies - The Movie https://amzn.com/B0000648X0 The Woodrow Derenberger interview with Ronald Maines, Gen. Mgr. of WTAP https://youtu.be/5HxY4suVjSo Point Pleasant, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2euHGdZ Gallipolis, Ohio basecamp for John Keel and the Mothman Prophecies movie crew http://bit.ly/2e3aZpU Visit the Mothman Museum! http://bit.ly/2enKY4d Attend the Mothman Festival in beautiful Point Pleasant, WV! http://bit.ly/1pjsSMO Scott always stays at the Lowe Hotel when searching for Mothman! http://www.thelowehotel.com/ Point Pleasant's "TNT Area" where the Mothman dwells http://n.pr/2drLM5A Explosion and munitions risk at the "TNT Area" http://bit.ly/2eIfuJD Inside the Eerie TNT Storage Bunkers of West Virginia on Wired http://bit.ly/2e8qeyV The Mothman and Indrid Cold story on WeekInWeird.com http://bit.ly/2eI4OuC Mothman on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2dQ3dhn 1st sighting of the Mothman according to the WV Dept. of Commerce http://bit.ly/2drIzTK The Grinning Man on TheNightSky.org http://bit.ly/2ej1G76 The Case of Indrid Cold on Forteania http://bit.ly/2ej0hNV Assessing Wikipedia's Accuracy on NPR http://n.pr/2elZZaH Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: Post job offers to 100+ job boards and social media platforms with a single click. Try it for FREE at: ZipRecruiter.com/legends Anyone can make their own beautiful websites with Squarespace.com. Enter the Offer Code LEGENDS at checkout to receive 10% off The Great Courses Plus - Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of free, unlimited access to hundreds of courses on a wide range of subjects HARRY'S quality shaving essentials at an affordable price. Go to harrys.com and enter the promo code: LEGENDS at checkout to receive $5.00 off your order The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 050 - "Mothman" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Special thanks to Jordan Pickering, Rey Castañeda and Sarah Cozzemero. Copyright 2016 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

Monsters Among Us  

In tonight's episode, Scott interviews journalist, author, and Paranormal Investigator Linda S. Godfrey. We discuss her latest book, Monsters Among Us: An exploration of otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena. Linda has appeared on numerous TV shows such The History Channel's Monster Quest, Inside Edition, Sean Hannity and of course as a guest on the Coast to Coast AM radio program. She is the author of over a dozen books, such as Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America, American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends and Sightings in America, and Weird Michigan. If after considering all of the encounters Linda has researched and all of the witnesses she's interviewed, you conclude that monsters are indeed among us, you must also come to terms with the idea that they're everywhere, and it might just be a matter of time until you see one yourself. Tonight's Quote: “The beast grabbed my ankle tightly, but I managed to slip away from his fingers that were turning into longer, more strong nails or paws of some sort.” — Linda S. Godfrey sharing the story of "The Torrance Werewolf" from her book, Monsters Among Us Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! Linda S. Godfrey's website & blog https://lindagodfrey.com/ Pre-order Linda's book, "Monsters Among Us" from the publisher, Penguin Random House http://bit.ly/2duil6I Pre-order Linda's book on Amazon http://amzn.to/2dzg60o Pre-order Linda's book at Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/2dNaRhl The Beast of Bray Road http://bit.ly/2e4baDy Tracking the Tulpa - Exploring the “Tibetan” Origins of a Contemporary Paranormal Idea http://bit.ly/2dtK6ih Native American Water Mythology http://bit.ly/2dwIv7y Linda featured on a segment of Sean Hannity's show http://bit.ly/2d4IM25 "The Legend of Michigan's Dogman" website http://bit.ly/2dN0QRe "The Michigan Dogman: Evidence 2008" from YouTube http://bit.ly/2dLZQYn Anubis on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/1lMIoXb Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: The Great Courses Plus - Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of free, unlimited access to hundreds of courses on a wide range of subjects MVMT Watches & Sunglasses - http://www.mvmtwatches.com/ Modern style and quality at an affordable price. Listen to the episode for details on a special offer for our listeners Post jobs for free at ZipRecruiter.com/legends The Great Courses Plus - Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of free, unlimited access to hundreds of courses on a wide range of subjects The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 049 - "Monsters Among Us" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2016 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

Choose Your Own Adventure  

Tonight we are joined by an old friend of Scott's, David Sullivan, or Sully to his friends. Sully has had some interesting things happen in his life, especially when heard through the filter of Astonishing Legends. He relays a few stories that start out pretty light and get progressively darker and darker as the show continues, and by darker we mean real dark. So if you're in the mood for an episode that evokes images of rabies, fate, the forgotten dead and sociopathic behavior, tonight's episode is just for you. Tonight's Quote: “A scarecrow is just a hoodlum who marked the cards that he dealed, and pulled a gypsy switch out on the edge of Potter’s field. —Tom Waits, Potter’s Field 1977 Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing clickable URLs of each link to make things easier for our listeners! http://bit.do/cdcrabies http://bit.do/rabieswikipedia http://bit.do/milwaukeeprotocol http://bit.do/jeannaswebsite http://bit.do/jeannageise http://bit.do/radiolab_rodneyvsdeath http://bit.do/nightwingmovie http://bit.do/cujo_movie http://bit.do/toxoplasmosis http://bit.do/FrighteningRabiesVideo http://bit.do/BatSounds http://bit.do/BatSoundLibrary http://bit.do/SullysFormerApartment http://bit.do/WikiOnSullysOldCondop http://bit.do/story-of-John-Howland http://bit.do/ganache http://bit.do/Make-Ganache http://bit.do/BikePath-DUI http://bit.do/DavidWarner http://bit.do/The-Omen http://bit.do/wikipedia-HartIsland http://bit.do/Hart-Island-Project http://bit.do/Amazing-NYTimesArticle-HartIsland http://bit.do/10Things-Typhoid-Mary http://bit.do/TyphoidMary http://bit.do/Hart-Island-Old-Newspiece http://bit.do/DesecrationPenalCode http://bit.do/AmazingHartIslandPicts http://bit.do/1975NYTimes-Article Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: Harry's shaving essentials. Go to harrys.com and enter the promo code: LEGENDS at checkout to receive $5.00 off your order The Great Courses Plus - Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of free, unlimited access to hundreds of courses on a wide range of subjects Check out Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths on iTunes, at Parcast.com/lives or anywhere you get your podcasts! Post jobs for free at ZipRecruiter.com/legends The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 048 - "Choose Your Own Adventure" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design, Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "ARC." for short. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Skinwalker Ranch (Part 3)  

Could it be that impossible creatures and craft from unimaginable worlds are able to intrude upon ours at will? Real Estate magnate Robert T. Bigelow thought so and assembled a team of scientists and researchers to find out if "Skinwalker Ranch" could be a portal to all manner of weirdness. In order to obtain verifiable data, accepted scientific methods were applied to observation and analyzation at the Sherman family property, by Bigelow's newly formed National Institute for Discovery Science. Although they encountered a significant number of anomalies, ultimately they could provide no conclusive explanation for these bizarre events - as far as we know. It leaves us to wonder if the Scientific Method can be applied to paranormal events, however, a possible explanation regarding the origin of these incursions into our world might be found in the models currently being worked out in the field of Theoretical Physics and "The Theory of Everything." While our best minds "do the math" on the mechanics of our universe and existence, consider this: as frightening as any monster you could encounter at Skinwalker Ranch is the realization that there are aspects of our reality that are beyond our comprehension and control. Tonight's Quote: “Haven’t you ever had a dream?” — Billionaire Robert Bigelow, the current owner of Skinwalker Ranch and Bigelow Aerospace in an August 24th, 1999 Reno Gazette-Journal interview, after he was asked why he would invest hundreds of millions of dollars into space travel. Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! Robert Bigelow's History http://bit.do/bigelowhistory The Valée-Davis Model http://bit.do/valleedavis George Knapp speaks at MUFON http://bit.do/georgeknappMUFON Flying Triangle Sightings http://bit.do/flyingtriangle MUFON vs Skinwalker http://bit.do/MUFONvsSkinwalker Bigelow Aerospace https://bigelowaerospace.com/ Bigelow Next Step Program http://bit.do/bigaeronextstep Bigelow BEAM Project http://bit.do/bigelowBEAM Jesse Ventura's Skinwalker Show http://bit.do/JesseVenturaSkinwalker The Redding War Ranch http://bit.do/ReddingWarRanch More on the Redding War Ranch http://bit.do/ReddingWarRanch2 The Black Forest Haunting http://bit.do/blackforesthaunting The Paracast Skinwalker Episode http://bit.do/paracastSkinwalkerEp Dr. Eric Davis http://bit.do/drericdavis Prof. Michio Kaku explains The Theory of Everything http://bit.ly/2cWKUvx Prof. Kaku: Michio Kaku: The universe is a symphony of vibrating strings http://bit.ly/1GTWo4a Prof. Michio Kaku explains the universe in a nutshell http://bit.ly/1g1Yl1i MUFON LA presents guest speaker George Knapp, 6-17-08 http://bit.ly/2c9IMKC Former MUFON Int'l Dir. James Carrion questions NIDS' intentions http://bit.ly/2cPtfRH The Strange History of Robert Bigelow, Who Just Sold NASA Inflatable Space Station Modules by Ken Lane http://bit.ly/2d1cu9v Pixies - Wave of Mutilation http://bit.ly/2cZlkBL Interview with US Army Colonel, Ret. John Alexander from OpenMinds.tv http://bit.ly/2cbHZMf Colonel Alexander's Amazing Website http://bit.do/colonelalexanderwebsite Werewolf, Wolfman, or Skinwalker? One man's account from CryptoMundo.com http://bit.ly/2cum3KH The Ranch from Hell by David Perkins on aliendave.com http://bit.ly/2bUhCan Photos of the abandoned Ute hotel & convention center at Bottle Hollow http://bit.ly/2c6yuNu Contact - The Movie: Talking with Hadden - Finding the Key http://bit.ly/1Qp5riL Contact - The Movie: "Want to take a ride?" http://bit.ly/2cagBM3 Peter Weyland's 2023 TED Talk http://bit.ly/1DnM7QD The Native American Puebloan people's ceremonial Kiva http://bit.ly/2cbI02I Skinwalkers - Who or What are They? from paranormal-encounters.com http://bit.ly/2cjh0Rs Chupas http://bit.do/chupas The Phoenix Lights http://bit.do/phoenixlightswiki Propaganda and Persuasion http://bit.do/propagandapersuasion Pseudocommunication http://bit.do/pseudocommunication Stuff You Should Know - Satanic Panic http://bit.do/sysksatanicpanic Orbs at Skinwalker http://bit.do/skinwalkerorb George Knapp Reddit AMA http://bit.do/knappAMA Waterbabies http://bit.do/waterbabies Bottle Hollow News http://bit.do/bottlehollownews Bottle Hollow Homicide http://bit.do/bottlehollowhomicide Fort Duchesne http://bit.do/FortDuchesne The 9th Calvary http://bit.do/ninthcalvary Hunt for the Skinwalker by Colm Kelleher and George Knapp https://amzn.com/B000FCKKXU Skinwalker Ranch by Ryan Skinner and D.L. Wallace https://amzn.com/B00KBDFYKW Why Do UFOs Love This Utah Ranch So Much? Brief overview from The Daily Beast http://thebea.st/1JDtjBt Comprehensive overview of Skinwalker Ranch from Altered Dimensions website http://bit.ly/1FnfiES Communion: A T

Skinwalker Ranch (Part 2)  

If there are truly supernatural forces at work on the “Skinwalker Ranch,” they do not seem to have your best interests at heart. At the least, they seem to be indifferent to human concerns and endeavors, content to go on about their mysterious business and not above the occasional, seemingly magical prank, no matter the consternation or cost. At the worst, some entities may just want your animals or they may want the spark that gives you life. What the purpose is for their deeds and interactions we may never know nor ever fully understand, for it’s clear that their reasons are their own. Tonight's Quote: “In the end, I suspect that this intense concentration of 'paranormal' activity could point us all toward a new understanding of physical reality, something that is already being debated at the highest levels of modern science." — Colm A. Kelleher, co-author along with George Knapp of The Hunt for the Skinwalker Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! Interview with US Army Colonel, Ret. John Alexander from OpenMinds.tv http://bit.ly/2cbHZMf Colonel Alexander's Amazing Website http://bit.do/colonelalexanderwebsite Werewolf, Wolfman, or Skinwalker? One man's account from CryptoMundo.com http://bit.ly/2cum3KH The Ranch from Hell by David Perkins on aliendave.com http://bit.ly/2bUhCan Photos of the abandoned Ute hotel & convention center at Bottle Hollow http://bit.ly/2c6yuNu Contact - The Movie: Talking with Hadden - Finding the Key http://bit.ly/1Qp5riL Contact - The Movie: "Want to take a ride?" http://bit.ly/2cagBM3 Peter Weyland's 2023 TED Talk http://bit.ly/1DnM7QD The Native American Puebloan people's ceremonial Kiva http://bit.ly/2cbI02I Skinwalkers - Who or What are They? from paranormal-encounters.com http://bit.ly/2cjh0Rs Chupas http://bit.do/chupas The Phoenix Lights http://bit.do/phoenixlightswiki Propaganda and Persuasion http://bit.do/propagandapersuasion Pseudocommunication http://bit.do/pseudocommunication Stuff You Should Know - Satanic Panic http://bit.do/sysksatanicpanic Orbs at Skinwalker http://bit.do/skinwalkerorb George Knapp Reddit AMA http://bit.do/knappAMA Waterbabies http://bit.do/waterbabies Bottle Hollow News http://bit.do/bottlehollownews Bottle Hollow Homicide http://bit.do/bottlehollowhomicide Fort Duchesne http://bit.do/FortDuchesne The 9th Calvary http://bit.do/ninthcalvary Hunt for the Skinwalker by Colm Kelleher and George Knapp https://amzn.com/B000FCKKXU Skinwalker Ranch by Ryan Skinner and D.L. Wallace https://amzn.com/B00KBDFYKW Why Do UFOs Love This Utah Ranch So Much? Brief overview from The Daily Beast http://thebea.st/1JDtjBt Comprehensive overview of Skinwalker Ranch from Altered Dimensions website http://bit.ly/1FnfiES Communion: A True Story by Whitley Strieber https://amzn.com/0061474185 Is A Utah Ranch The Strangest Place On Earth? Part 1 of 2 from an article by George Knapp http://bit.ly/2bTkwl8 Is A Utah Ranch The Strangest Place On Earth? Part 2 of 2 from an article by George Knapp http://bit.ly/2cgqwny Navajo Skinwalker legend http://bit.ly/2bL2L4l Skinwalker Ranch on Wiki http://bit.ly/2c2q3Vf 13 Stories of Encounters with Navajo Skinwalkers http://tcat.tc/2bKYvl8 Skinwalker Ranch: Apocalypse Close Encounters - a documentary by Marc Coppell http://bit.ly/2bSrceY Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: The Great Courses Plus - Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of free, unlimited access to hundreds of courses on a wide range of subjects Stamps.com - Get a $110 Bonus Offer with postage and a digital scale! Click on the microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in LEGENDS Harry's shaving essentials. Go to harrys.com and enter the promo code: LEGENDS at checkout to receive $5.00 off your order The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 046 - "Skinwalker Ranch (Part 2)" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; All Original Artwork by Chad Lewis, All Rights Reserved, Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Skinwalker Ranch (Part 1)  

Where do you go for your One-stop Shopping for the supernatural? Why the "Skinwalker Ranch" in northeastern Utah of course! It's got it all, including, but not limited to: Skinwalkers (naturally), UFOs, powerful poltergeists, deadly orbs, cryptids, cattle mutilation, interdimensional portals, disembodied voices, shadow beings and other assorted aliens, reptilian creatures, and hybrid wolf beasts, to name just a few. And all this for the low, low price of your grip on reality. It was a cost that would nearly be paid in full by the Sherman family, who owned the ranch for what must have seemed like an interminable two years, from 1994 to 1996. It was during this time that the Shermans not only lost 14 head of cattle and all of their pets but also their sleep and their understanding of the impossible. Join us for a trip to one of the most paranormal places on earth, won't you? Tonight's Quote: “We have to leave this place. We have to leave this place.” — Gwen Sherman, co-owner with husband Terry, of what became known as "Skinwalker Ranch." Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! Hunt for the Skinwalker by Colm Kelleher and George Knapp https://amzn.com/B000FCKKXU Skinwalker Ranch by Ryan Skinner and D.L. Wallace https://amzn.com/B00KBDFYKW Why Do UFOs Love This Utah Ranch So Much? Brief overview from The Daily Beast http://thebea.st/1JDtjBt Communion: A True Story by Whitley Strieber https://amzn.com/0061474185 Is A Utah Ranch The Strangest Place On Earth? Part 1 of 2 from an article by George Knapp http://bit.ly/2bTkwl8 Is A Utah Ranch The Strangest Place On Earth? Part 2 of 2 from an article by George Knapp http://bit.ly/2cgqwny Navajo Skinwalker legend http://bit.ly/2bL2L4l Skinwalker Ranch on Wiki http://bit.ly/2c2q3Vf 13 Stories of Encounters with Navajo Skinwalkers http://tcat.tc/2bKYvl8 Skinwalker Ranch: Apocalypse Close Encounters - a documentary by Marc Coppell http://bit.ly/2bSrceY Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: Stamps.com - Get a $110 Bonus Offer with postage and a digital scale! Click on the microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in LEGENDS Indochino - Go to Indochino.com and get ANY PREMIUM SUIT for just $399! That's up to 50% off. Enter LEGENDS at Checkout. Mack Weldon - Go to MackWeldon.com and use the PROMO CODE LEGENDS for 20% off of your order! The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 045 - "Skinwalker Ranch (Part 1)" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2016. All Rights Reserved.

The Mary Celeste - Ghost Ship (Part 3)  

Whatever the confluence of unfortunate events that caused those on board the Mary Celeste to abandon her, one can surmise two possible final fates for them: either they perished in a maelstrom of sudden violence, or they died a languishing death of attrition. These two perils every sailor must acknowledge for the sea is a merciless mistress, but too cruel to imagine for the likes of a mother and child. If you wish to contemplate the mystery of the Mary Celeste, you would do well to remember the saying, the sea does not give up her secrets and as we've seen, she will often not part with her dead. Tonight's Quote: “Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.” — Lord Horatio Nelson Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! The Valletta Malta Tornado http://bit.ly/2belsPc Waterspouts http://bit.ly/2aX34ez Surface currents of the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean http://bit.ly/2b0LWzP Ergotism http://bit.ly/2b0KS55 The Dancing Plague of 1518 http://bit.ly/1N2bzhW Dancing plagues and "Mass Hysteria" http://bit.ly/2b0KNZ6 Another article on the Dance Craze of 1518 http://bit.ly/1PWJp9V From The Lancet: A forgotten plague: Making sense of dancing mania http://bit.ly/IOJ4HQ The Trouble with Tribbles http://bit.ly/2b0HQYp The Stubby Squid - the cutest, googly-eyed squid you've ever seen! http://cnn.it/2beHcYo The ARC's Chris Cogswell's experiment with alcohol ignition - DO NOT ATTEMPT! http://bit.ly/2bunvME Chris Cogswell's The Mad Scientist Podcast http://bit.ly/2bzathn Solved! Chemist Dr. Andrea Sella and the Mary Celeste explosion http://bit.ly/2b0MK7C An Isopropyl Alcohol Explosion http://bit.ly/2b0KBJv Ancestry of Captain Benjamin Spooner Briggs http://bit.ly/2aXR1tx From Animal Planet - Diver attacked by Man-eating Super Squid! http://bit.ly/2bupQqU Giant squid attacks submarine - NOT Jules Verne's Nautilus http://fxn.ws/2bgkdy1 Giant squid attacks Russian fishing boat http://bit.ly/2bD76c8 Giant Squid (Architeuthis) footage, January 27, 2013 http://bit.ly/1UdNQgH Guy Fieri's recipe for Rhode Island Calamari http://bit.ly/2aU7MZg The mystery of the Australian sailboat The Kaz II http://bit.ly/2betpDL Australian Coroner ends the mystery of the Kaz II "Ghost Ship" http://bit.ly/2aXaxdI The ARC's Chris Cogswell's favorite ship graveyard http://bit.ly/1jPSTr9 Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea - http://bit.do/MaryCelesteBook The World’s Greatest Unsolved Mysteries (Mysteries and Secrets) - http://bit.do/worldsgreatestmysteries Capt Kirk and the Zumwalt - http://bit.do/captainkirk The Smithsonian’s Take on the Mary Celeste - http://bit.do/smithsonianCeleste HMS Friday - http://bit.do/hmsFriday Maritime Superstitions - http://bit.do/maritimesuperstition The Captain of the Polestar by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - http://bit.ly/2avJYrN The Ship’s Cat - http://bit.do/shipscat Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: Blue Apron - go to blueapron.com/astonishing to get 3 meals free on your 1st order, with free shipping! Stamps.com - Get a $110 Bonus Offer with postage and a digital scale! Click on the microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in LEGENDS Indochino - Go to Indochino.com and get ANY PREMIUM SUIT for just $399! That's up to 50% off. Enter LEGENDS at Checkout. The Great Courses Plus - Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of free, unlimited access to hundreds of courses on a wide range of subjects The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 044 - "The Mary Celeste - Ghost Ship (Part 3)" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2016. All Rights Reserved.

The Mary Celeste - Ghost Ship (Part 2)  

The mysterious disappearance of ten souls would not be the last of the misfortune to befall the ill-fated Mary Celeste. Insurance fraud, lost revenue, madness, and suicide would all become dreadful notches in the gunwale of her sad history, along with the premature deaths of three of her captains. Whether you believe in curses or not, often the best insurance is to leave fate untempted. Tonight’s Quote: “The sea has never been friendly to man. At most, it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” — Joseph Conrad, novelist Show Links: We’ve found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! Ancestry of Captain Benjamin Spooner Briggs http://bit.ly/2aXR1tx Giant Squid (Architeuthis) footage, January 27, 2013 http://bit.ly/1UdNQgH Guy Fieri’s recipe for Rhode Island Calamari http://bit.ly/2aU7MZg The ARC’s Chris Cogswell’s favorite ship graveyard http://bit.ly/1jPSTr9 Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea – http://bit.do/MaryCelesteBook The World’s Greatest Unsolved Mysteries (Mysteries and Secrets) – http://bit.do/worldsgreatestmysteries Capt Kirk and the Zumwalt – http://bit.do/captainkirk The Smithsonian’s Take on the Mary Celeste – http://bit.do/smithsonianCeleste HMS Friday – http://bit.do/hmsFriday Maritime Superstitions – http://bit.do/maritimesuperstition The Captain of the Polestar by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – http://bit.ly/2avJYrN The Ship’s Cat – http://bit.do/shipscat Special Offers from our Special Sponsors: Casper Mattresses – Go to CasperMattresses.com/AL and use the PROMO CODE AL to get $50 towards any mattress purchase. Terms and Conditions Apply Stamps.com – Get a $110 Bonus Offer with postage and a digital scale! Click on the microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in LEGENDS The Great Courses Plus – Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of free, unlimited access to hundreds of courses on a wide range of subjects Mack Weldon – Go to MackWeldon.com and use the PROMO CODE LEGENDS for 20% off of your order! The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org Credits: Episode 043 – “The Mary Celeste – Ghost Ship (Part 2)” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or “A.R.C.” for short. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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