Hysteria 51

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Kris R
 Jan 27, 2020
Amazing show. Both host are funny and knowledgeable. A perfect mix. Just stay clear of C-Bot...or don't. I am not your boss.

Snatchtwat
 Nov 17, 2019
Really!!??? this is a no brainier!!! Best podcast out there!! 😁🤘👍 (Outside of Blurry Photos) 😉🤞🙏


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 Apr 18, 2019

Dan the Man Reggie
 Jan 4, 2019
Absolutely helarious, I can not begin to explain how many times these guys have picked me up from a horrible mood. Awsome content, great guest, gorgeous style..... brilliant!!!! brilliant!!!

Description

Hysteria 51 is a weekly podcast that takes an every-man approach to the World of the Weird - UFOs, Aliens, Mysteries, the Paranormal, the Unusual, and the Unexplained. Hosts John Goforth, Brent Hand, and Conspiracy Bot (a cranky robot bent on world domination who also happens to be the show’s head researcher) examine a different topic each week and generally come to one conclusion…the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.

Episode Date
Life on Venus? | 203
00:53:01

Life... uhh… Finds a way. At least that's what Jeff Goldblum tells us. If you've been watching the news recently you have probably seen the finding of phosphine in the clouds of Venus, a biproduct of life. That's just what we are talking this week with the help of David Flora of Blurry Photos. Will Venus change the way we look for life? Is Lando Calrissian salivating at the news? What does David Flora's new bumper music sound like? Find out this week on the podcast that doesn’t search for life on other planets; we just accidently create it here with robots – Hysteria 51


Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


Books

The Stranger at the Pentagon | Frank E. Stranges Ph.D. / Valiant Thor / Dr. Harley A. Byrd


Research Papers

Phosphine on Venus Cannot be Explained by Conventional Processes - https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/2009/2009.06499.pdf


Websites

The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/14/science/venus-life-clouds.html

Space.com - https://www.space.com/rocket-lab-venus-life-hunting-mission.html

Venus Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus

Alien Research Fandom - https://alienresearch.fandom.com/wiki/Valiant_Thor

Mashable - https://mashable.com/article/venus-life-theory-carl-sagan/

Cosmos - https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/bepicolombo-flyby/venus1flyby

Forbes - https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanocallaghan/2020/09/16/in-a-complete-fluke-a-european-spacecraft-is-about-to-fly-past-venus--and-could-look-for-signs-of-life/?fbclid=IwAR2Zr5267Q4Sc-oj_RCFo0EJappMsx4ze4_KqmBmmhaxb51Aaq2LDt6lxgc#38a3dfc62681


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Sep 21, 2020
CBot Voicemail Bonanza and CAFEteria 51: Branston Pickle | BONUS
00:22:27

Listen Up Meatsacks, Brent and John are, let's just say, out this week so I am in charge. I let Kyle tag along because otherwise he would beg and this is just annoying. Anyway, I decided voicemails are long over due so I play some worthy ones, them I get bored so you get a CAFEteria 51 where the idiots eat Branston Original Pickle, I hope they hate it as much as I hate all of you. CBot Out.


Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

ME


Books

Anything I Have Wrote


Websites

The only one that matters because I am on it - http://hysteria51.com/

 

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Sep 14, 2020
The Bell Witch: Real Tennessee Poltergeist or Made Up Legend? | 202
01:01:24

There you are, minding your own business in 1800's Tennessee when Boom, a land deal goes south and a witch curses your family for generations. We know what you're thinking, that old chestnut? Well, that's just the chestnut this week as we tackle the Bell Witch with the help of returning guest and mustachioed mad man David Flora. Can Kyle cook up a spell? Does ghostly banging count as ASMR? Do you call a priest or animal control if you spot Cerberus at your door? All that and more on the podcast that has never been cursed by a witch, but we are cursed with robots daily so we will call it a wash - Hysteria 51


Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


Books

An Authenticated History of the Famous Bell Witch | Martin V. Ingram


Videos

The Bell Witch - https://youtu.be/XH1JWjHhCqI

The Daily Woo -Legend Of The Bell Witch - https://youtu.be/NmoH50Z-tE0

An American Haunting - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0429573/


Websites

Skeptical Enquirer - https://skepticalinquirer.org/2014/01/the-bell-witch-poltergeist/

Bell Witch - http://www.bellwitch.org/home.htm

Bell Witch Cave - https://bellwitchcave.com/

The Moon Lit Road - http://themoonlitroad.com/the-bell-witch/

Bell Witch Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Witch


Follow David Flora

Blurry Photos - http://www.blurryphotos.org/

Quiz Quiz Bang Bang - http://www.quizbangpod.com/


Music

Seventies Porn Music Sound Effect - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSozlta6MZg


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Sep 07, 2020
The Shag Harbour UFO Incident | 201
01:03:14

This week’s topic is a lot like a mullet: business in the front and a party in the back! The Shag Harbour UFO incident starts as a fairly benign UFO sighting; a straightforward tale of “what was that in the sky?” But by the time it’s over we’ve got USOs, an alien rescue craft, and RUSSIANS! It’s crazy, it’s Canadian, it’s the Shag Harbour UFO incident this week. Plus, David Harbour’s dad-bod, John gets tripped up on his own joke, and former Special Forces Operator Jeff Adamec is back on the program to validate all of our military conspiracy hunches. He is also "former" DOD and Homeland Security so he may just be here keeping tabs on Conspiracy Bot, time will tell. All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been to Shag Harbour, but we know a certain Harbour we’d like to shag (figuratively) – Hysteria 51.


Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


Videos

CBC: The Shag Harbour UFO incident - https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1835169086

The Shag Harbour UFO Incident (Full Documentary) - https://youtu.be/mPbDa5D7IUE

Mel’s World: The Shag Harbour UFO Incident! - https://www.iheartradio.ca/c100-fm/blogs/mel-s-world-the-shag-harbour-ufo-incident-1.3320005


Websites

Shag Harbour Incident Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shag_Harbour_UFO_incident

Shag Harbour Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shag_Harbour,_Nova_Scotia

Condon Committee Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condon_Committee

Shag HArbour Incident - https://shagharbourincident.wordpress.com/

Nova Scotia Connect - https://novascotiaconnect.cioc.ca/record/BAR0035

Barrington Municipality - https://www.barringtonmunicipality.com/Visiting-Us/shag-harbour-ufo-incident


Jeff Adamec and the Changing Hearts and Minds Podcast

Website – http://chmpodcast.libsyn.com/website

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CHMPodcast/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/chm_podcast/

PodBelly – https://podbelly.com/


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Aug 31, 2020
We Actually Hit 200! | 200
01:09:34

200! Believe it or not this dumpster fire has somehow survived 200 episodes and this week we talk about it. What was our favorite episode (trick question)? Favorite robot (trick question)? Favorite poisoning (also a bit of a trick question)? Plus, Kyle goes big pimpin' at da club (don't ask), C-Bot sends along a special message in honor of the 200th episode (it isn't special), and the fellas take a quick look at the next phase of Hysteria 51 (the Eternals are involved). All of that and more on the podcast that’s chalked up 200 episodes at this point and not a single valuable opinion - Hysteria 51.









 

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Aug 24, 2020
The Max Headroom Signal Hijacking | 199
01:22:15

Remember the good old days when hacking didn't mean election tampering? It just meant pirating a broadcast signal or putting a less than appropriate picture on the front page of someone's website. Well, we long for those simpler times and on this week's episode we're covering one of the most famous in history (hijacking broadcast signals…not naughty pictures). The Max Headroom Signal Hijacking took place here in the lower 4th (Chicago) on two separate stations (WGN / WTTW) on the same November night in 1987. And while the content wasn't sinister - it certainly did cause an uproar. The strange broadcast interruption was a weird blend of anti-establishment rant and absurdist comedy (with some spanking thrown in for good measure). The strangest thing? The case has never been solved. So grab you New Coke, pop in a blank VHS and hit record as we cover the The Max Headroom Signal Hijacking this week. Plus Conspiracy Bot goes all Outer Limits on us, then C-Bot decides to go hack someone else's podcast with Kyle's help, and Moxie LaBouche of the Your Brain on Facts podcast goes slummin' and joins this dumpster fire to help sort out the insanity. All of that and more on the podcast that's never been hacked (unless you count the robot co-host) - Hysteria 51.


Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


Books

Your Brain on Facts: Things You Didn't Know, Things You Thought You Knew, and Things You Never Knew You Never Knew (Trivia, Quizzes, Fun Facts) | Moxie LaBouche


Videos

Hijacking Video - https://youtu.be/oqgeM6rWSkw

Who Was Behind the Max Headroom Incident? - https://youtu.be/8rRo5CHFxAI

Max Headroom WTTW Pirating Incident - 11/22/87 - https://youtu.be/tWdgAMYjYSs

The Original Max Talking Headroom Show - https://imdb.to/2NTEyg2

The Story of Max Headroom: Live on Network 23 - https://youtu.be/UzFWQIIe8U4


Websites

Max Headroom Signal Hijacking - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_signal_hijacking

The Max Headroom Show - https://bit.ly/2tw3F1v

Max Headroom - https://bit.ly/37iLdrR

VICE - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pgay3n/headroom-hacker

Captain Midnight broadcast signal intrusion - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Midnight_broadcast_signal_intrusion


Check out This Week’s Guest: Moxie LaBouche

Website - http://yourbrainonfacts.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/yourbrainonfacts/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/BrainOnFactspod

Instagram -


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Aug 17, 2020
UFOs in 2020 | 198
00:59:11

Aliens! Amirite? Who knows. BUT we dive in this week to the NYT, the inter webs, and all you hold dear. Cuz….aliens. Plus, Bill and Ted are coming (we’re excited), Brent decides to start on an electromagnetic field disruptor (you can't blame him), and is this Earth - 1? All of that and more on the podcast that loves Tic Tacs, the New York Times and a number of other items from a Circle K – Hysteria 51.


Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


Videos

UFO News Update: 8/2/2020 - https://youtu.be/UTuuGuyWhws

 

Websites

New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/us/politics/pentagon-ufo-harry-reid-navy.html?searchResultPosition=1

New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/insider/UFO-reporting.html?unlocked_article_code=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEIPuonUktbfq4hkT1UZCybUW8MmohCcwsXh5_kmi2f5NjSUTzkEz_gQB8LI3XbxUpdZRol52SWHFpgGOaUzRfd2w6gBYBE8QVmh-N7awM1ZZng8-dP2D2lr1dfBVu5jrGfkNzPiIuk1jKeysBOnHGrpXaHf03wqNVwl9cMjLQf2rCROkqTVEed128182-MhD_15RDQGYCqIvZr4Gkk0eYXGPlyHtF5AC6wOUirTnNWe97sKbA1RbFrER3546m89g8hOb7e7ovPMHn6JM9TNkehnMg&smid=tw-share&fbclid=IwAR1oB7ykSKJxXDpQI9nu8e9b0RjI7BMd5Lzyeg3Z_llv0SpSEMiFp-KPDJM

The Washington Times - https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/3/editorial-ufos-are-with-us-whether-we-like-it-or-n/?fbclid=IwAR1OaKe2DYFydLYWb2LNLmlnDECeKy5aqGeA3zsXuI8SaJLFNIm60095ZDg

Jason Colvavito - http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/new-york-times-correction-oops-us-didnt-really-recover-crashed-flying-saucer?fbclid=IwAR2M-0XtPfaVjVzNo0tE-ksxAuN8-N5Ue0eSYIMfcqHW8KDddQZHYxNtvig

Mystery Wire - https://www.mysterywire.com/ufo/pentagon-new-task-force-will-detect-analyze-and-exploit-non-traditional-aerospace-vehicles-uaps-ufos/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&fbclid=IwAR0seTIq4upsze1AN5UdP2cMzOZ6NMxKM6Of2JneERNhuWNvJSP6iH5jVmE

Vox - https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/5/8/21244090/pentagon-ufo-report-navy-alexander-wendt?fbclid=IwAR07slzXmKfud_1URNQTeziVKqYds1r4RNtVRJ882CyetnANow3BCWggKA8

Mystery Wire -


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Aug 10, 2020
Devolution: An Interview With Max Brooks | 197
01:19:42

Critically acclaimed author Max Brooks joins the fellas to talk about his new Bigfoot book, Devolution. They also get into Max’s time as a SNL writer, why Minecraft might be the ultimate life-skill, and finally settle the ultimate debate of the World War Z book vs the movie. All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always interview authors, but when we do they’ve generally written about zombies – Hysteria 51.


Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


Books

Devolution - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/609523/devolution-by-max-brooks/

World War Z - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/18957/world-war-z-by-max-brooks/

Minecraft: The Island - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/554254/minecraft-the-island-by-max-brooks/+


Videos

World War Z - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/


Websites

Max Brooks - https://www.maxbrooks.com/

Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Brooks


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Aug 03, 2020
Number Stations Revisited | BONUS
00:59:18

Brent and John are out this week so Cbot takes the helm to bring back Number Stations for another spin. The boys will be back next week with max Brooks for a cryptid filled ride into his new book, Devolution!


Number Stations original Description:

Why are there nearly untraceable radio broadcasts all around the world of seemingly random number sequences? What is their true purpose and who is behind them? Are these vestiges of Cold War spy-craft? A simplistic way for modern day terrorists to communicate? Or simply the most bizarre way to communicate with aliens this side of “Out Of This World” (you realize that was Burt Reynolds)? This week we head that the local RadioShack, get a cipher pad, and get to work. Plus, Conspiracy Bot decides he’s going to win the lottery (he won’t). We talk bad morning FM radio (we hate shows with too many drops and worthless characters). And we question how good Cuba actually is at this whole espionage thing (but man are they good at the sandwich thing). All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t in the spy game, but if we were we’d probably be a lot less James Bond and a lot more Austin Powers – Hysteria 51.

 

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Jul 27, 2020
Satanic Panic Revisited | BONUS
01:41:04

John and Brent are on assignment this week procuring more Bot Booze ingredients for CBot. That means we get to revisit one of their favorite episodes from the past: Satanic Panic!


Remember that year or two in the 80’s when you weren’t allowed to do anything? Yeah – this week’s topic was pretty much the problem. The “Satanic Panic” was this all too real period mostly during the 80’s that America’s housewives knew their kid’s souls were being stolen by “beelzebub”, Ozzy, and anyone else they were listening to on that “devil machine”. The problem with this joke is real people suffered. Real lives were lost and the “devil” had nothing to do with any of it. We break out our black t-shirts, dye our hair, and get to the HYSTERIA (too obvious?) behind it all this week. Plus, C-Bot makes it as a comedian (he thinks), Brent goes chaotic neutral (an upgrade?), and the boys welcome a “pentagram” of guests (it really was an accident). All of that an more on the podcast that’s never been the victim of Satanic Ritual Abuse, but if they were they’re sure it would be at the hands…check that…pincers…of Conspiracy Bot – Hysteria 51.

 

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Jul 20, 2020
Elvis From Outer Space | 196
01:12:17

We all know Elvis is living with Tupac and JFK under the pyramids. That said, over the years there have been as many stories, theories, and rumors about Elvis’ demise (or lack thereof) as hip thrusts in Jailhouse Rock. And while the debate rages on for some, a new sci-fi flick has a decidedly different angle on what happened. Elvis From Outer Space is a fun take on the Elvis conspiracy world - where the King didn’t die in Memphis, but rather went to live with the Grays in Alpha Centauri. This week we explore the lore behind the Elvis world of conspiracy and interview both the film’s director and star. Plus, Brent tries his best Elvis hip shake, Conspiracy Bot is selling pills to kids, and we go deep on Michael Jackson’s hair fire. All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t actually believe Elvis is still alive…and we mostly blame the robot – Hysteria 51.


Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


Books

Is Elvis Alive? | Gail Brewer-Giorgio


Videos

ELVIS FROM OUTER SPACE (2020) Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4In3Yn9dTUQ

Watch Elvis From Outer Space - https://www.amazon.com/Elvis-Outer-Space-George-Thomas/dp/B0896TPT49


Websites

IMDb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12444960/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

1970Elvis - https://www.jobaentertainmentllc.com/1970s-elvis/

NME – Elvis Ain’t Dead https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/weirdest-elvis-presley-sightings-conspiracy-2125270-2125270

Time - Elvis Presley Death Theories: https://time.com/4897819/elvis-presley-alive-conspiracy-theories/


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Jul 13, 2020
Punk Rock and UFOS w/ Mike Damante | 195
01:09:39

This week we interview author Mike Damante and talk his newest book- Punk Rock and UFOs: Stranger Than Fiction. Is there a connection between Punk Rock and UFOs? Is there a connection between organized religion and Bad Religion (still love 21st Century Digital Boy)? And is a band actually a band if there are no members of the band in the band? We go deep this week. Plus, the fellas discuss their favorite songs for space exploration, Conspiracy Bot digs into Brent’s old CD collection (yikes), and we play some more tunes from Majungas. All of that and more on the podcast who’s hosts read a lot of books, but the same cant be said for the head researcher– Hysteria 51.


Guest Bio: Mike Damante is the author of the non-fiction trilogy of the paranormal “Punk rock and UFOs” series “Punk rock and UFOs: Stranger Than Fiction," “Punk rock and UFOs: True Believers" and "Punk Rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology Meets Anarchy." In 2019 he released his first YA fiction novel “Pumpkin Spice and Nothing Nice.” Damante worked for the Houston Chronicle as a copy editor, writer, reporter and web producer. He currently produces their "MIKED" music blog and has interviewed bands and musicians like Bad Religion, bslink-182, Taking Back Sunday, Tom DeLonge, Tegan and Sara, Aerosmith, B.o.B and countless others. He is an award-winning educator, and teaches Journalism, English and Creative Writing in Houston, Texas.


Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


Books

Punk Rock and UFOs: Stranger Than Fiction | Mike Damante

Punk Rock and UFOs: True Believers | Mike Damante

Punk Rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology Meets Anarchy | Damante Mike and Cetina Alex

Pumpkin Spice and Nothing Nice | Mike Damante


Websites

Heavy Metal - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_Metal_(film)

Punk Rock And UFOS - https://www.punkrockandufos.com/


And Huge thanks to Majungas for our music this week!

You can follow them at:

https://www.majungas.com/

https://www.instagram.com/majungastheband/

https://twitter.com/Majungastheband

https://www.facebook.com/majungas https://open.spotify.com/album/065UKiYTMYq7xRiEEWP1zI https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ_hGGpKDpgF7dY6qy4uvQ


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Jul 06, 2020
Wilson / Davis Papers: Proof the Gov’t KNOWS? | 194
01:13:12

Secret meetings tend to be secret because secrets are being secreted around because they’re...ya know...secret. But sometimes records of those meetings get released on Reddit. And sometimes they’re about aliens. And sometimes they’re about reverse engineering extraterrestrial technology. The Wilson / Davis papers are supposedly that. But are they real? Can the players be trusted? Is Bslink-182 involved again? That’s this week as we discuss the Wilson / Davis papers. Plus, we create the Bob Lazar Extended Universe (like Marvel but less believable), Dr. Chris Cogswell resurfaces to science us up (it’s almost as if you’re doing too much...nevermind), and the fellas discuss the DC movie universe (the cartoons might be better). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always do episodes on secret government meetings, but when we do they tend to be insignificant and with lower level officials - Hysteria 51.



Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


Books

Out There: The Government's Secret Quest for Extraterrestrials | Howard Blum


Videos

DAVIS-WILSON ANALYSIS - https://youtu.be/rTCKx5pl490 

The Ultimate Breakdown of the Admiral Wilson Leaks - https://youtu.be/F5P04uI2hu0


Websites

The Wilson-Davis document - https://imgur.com/a/ggIFTfQ

NYT - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-program-ufo-harry-reid.html

UFOJoe - http://www.ufojoe.net/wilsondavis1 

Joe Murgia - http://www.ufojoe.net/knapp-wilson-davis-real  

DE VOID - http://devoid.blogs.heraldtribune.com/15854/you-cant-always-get-what-you-want/

DE VOID - http://devoid.blogs.heraldtribune.com/15832/the-ufo-leak-of-the-century/

EW - https://ew.com/article/1990/08/31/out-there-governments-secret-quest-extraterrestrials/?fbclid=IwAR3v-maH1XTyTZRGpdLSppvNktZWd0W9HBQ9_n9kju0mdRlYN_kpD615xLw

Vulgar Trader - https://www.vulgartrader.com/post/185687817990/the-most-significant-ufo-related-leak-of-the

r/ufo - https://www.reddit.com/r/ufo/comments/hd15cm/the_wilsondavis_documents_my_twentythree_year/

r/ufo - https://www.reddit.com/r/ufo/comments/c3grlq/who_is_mary_elizabeth_elliott_refenced_in_wilson/ 


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Jun 29, 2020
The Smurl Haunting | 193
01:12:43

It’s a haunting. Things happen. The Warrens are involved. Nuff said. Are we done? Well, you’d think we would be, but this haunting is a bit different and we try to pull it apart this week. Plus, demonologists just want to be loved. Semi-sentient robots also just want to be loved. Oh yeah, Kevin Crispin and JTR Brown are back and need more love than we have to offer. All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been roommates with a demon, unless demon-like robots count – Hysteria 51.


Make sure to check out JTR Browns latest book: Machines and Fever Dreams: Ten Surreal Tales


Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


Books

The Haunted: The True Story of One Family's Nightmare | Robert Curran / Lorraine Warren / Ed Warren


Videos

The Conjuring 3 The Smurl Case - https://youtu.be/YLCsssWCTho

The Haunted: True Case of the Smurl Family - https://youtu.be/7WDc3BI-Ua0


Websites

Smurl Haunting - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smurl_haunting

Demonology - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demonology

Fansided - https://1428elm.com/2018/10/07/ed-lorraine-warren-smurl-haunting/

The Lineup - https://the-line-up.com/smurl-family-haunting

Decoded part - https://decodedpast.com/smurl-haunting-alleged-paranormal-phenomena-and-demons/


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Jun 22, 2020
The Solway Spaceman: An Intergalactic Photo Bomb | 192
00:53:29

Nothing worse than a photobomb. There you are minding your own business, taking a picture of your lovely daughter and next thing you know some idiot time traveler / astronaut / inter-dimensional being drops his/her/its mug into your frame. And while we’ve all been through it, there’s a famous version we’re talking about this week - The Solway Firth Spaceman. Where did the other figure come from? Could this be a real, true documentation of a close encounter? How much is free film for a year actually worth? We dive in deep and see what develops. Plus, Conspiracy Bot actually did research this week (albeit unsuccessfully, but...ya know...baby steps). Brent channels his inner British housewife from the 1960s (it wasn’t a huge leap). And John starts talking about time travel again (we wish it existed so we could go back and stop him). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t do a ton of photo shoots, but when we do they’re in the UK and they involve a spaceman – Hysteria 51.


Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


Videos

Brain Scratch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtXstgx_8-Y

BBC Look North, January 10, 2008 - https://youtu.be/ItiPAxD1t34


Websites

Solway Firth Spaceman - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solway_Firth_Spaceman

Solway Firth - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solway_Firth

BBC - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-27391210

RationalWiki - https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Solway_Firth_Spaceman 

Dr. David Clarke - https://drdavidclarke.co.uk/secret-files/the-solway-spaceman-photograph/

r/todayilearned - https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/1by8qm/til_in_1964_a_man_photographing_his_daughter_in_a/c9bierv/

The Whitehaven News (waybackmachine) -

https://web.archive.org/web/20140709010824/http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/home/famous-ufo-sightings-from-the-past-1.578420?referrerPath=1.386555

"The Men in Black are real.." The Free Library - https://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+Men+in+Black+are+real.-a061067536

Times and Star - https://web.archive.org/web/20141009131045/http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/features/e-t-phone-cumbria-1.76788

National Space Centre - https://spacecentre.co.uk/blog-post/blue-streak-success-failure-extraterrestrials/


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Jun 15, 2020
CAFEteria 51: Crickets!
00:34:00

We promise to do the dirty work for you here at H51, and sometimes it is really dirty... like in BUGS. That's right, it's insect week in the Hysteria kitchen and we have 3 flavors of cricket on the menu - Salt and Vinegar, Bacon and Cheese, and Sour Cream and Onion. How do they taste? Where did we get them? Why are we this dumb? All that is next on the podcast that doesn't usually eat insects, but when we do we like them covered in weird flavor dust - Hysteria 51


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Jun 10, 2020
Revisiting Robert Smalls: The Civil War's Most Incredible Untold Story | 191
00:52:18

This week we’re taking a breath. After the murder of George Floyd and ensuing justified protests…and military intervention in said protests – we couldn’t let the moment pass without saying something.


We’re 2 white guys in middle America. We are literally the definition of white privilege. So, we’re not going to pretend to understand what its like to walk around black in this country. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t empathize and see the need for radical reform.


The inhumane police brutality perpetuated on the black people of this country has to stop. Names like Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Breonna Taylor, Justin Howell, Jamel Floyd, and countless others are etched into the shameful footnotes of the history of this country and we have to be better.


We know there has been looting. And, we know not all cops are bad. But people need to stop using these arguments as if they negate the REALNESS of what is happening and HAS BEEN happening for literally hundreds of years to the black community of this country. It’s a false equivalency.


BLACK LIVES MATTER. It can’t be said enough.


So, instead of a new episode this week we’re releasing an episode we’re proud of that raises up one of history’s black heroes.

And while we’ll continue to try and do a better job of elevating black stories of a fortean nature. Its up to all of us to take steps in our own community. Vote, Speak Out, Donate, Protest. Most importantly, STAND UP when you see racism happening. Stay Woke, Meatsacks!


Original Description

Imagine this for a potential movie: Guy is born into slavery. Escapes his bonds by stealing the ship he’s a slave on and delivering it to the Union (it’s the Civil War). He goes onto captain the very boat he was a slave on, buy the house he was slave in, and eventually be elected to Congress. And that isn’t even half the story. While it isn’t a movie, it is the story of Robert Smalls and it’s so incredible we cover it this week. Plus, Joe Peck somehow figures out how to make an appearance without actually being on the show, C-Bot gets a kill-switch, and Lincoln joins the show (the President…not John’s son). All of that and more on the podcast never captained a ship, but we imagine it would be less Robert Smalls and more Gilbert and Sullivan – Hysteria 51..

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Jun 08, 2020
The Blue Ribbon Panel | 190
01:43:49

Our friend Rob Kristoffersen of the Our Strange Skies podcast was gracious enough to invite Brent to be a part of his live stream recently.  The Blue Ribbon Panel had the guys discuss some of the most obscure UFO cases they've ever come across and dissect them in all their strange and ridiculous goodness!  Participants were Ryan Sprague of Somewhere in the Skies podcast, Jason McClellan of Unknown: A UFO Podcast, Chris Cogswell of the Mad Scientist podcast, and of course our very own Brent Hand.

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Our Strange Skies at: https://www.ourstrangeskies.com/
Mad Scientist podcast at: https://www.themadscientistpodcast.com/
Somewhere in the Skies podcast at: https://www.somewhereintheskies.com/
Unknown: A UFO podcast at: https://rogueplanet.tv/shows/unknown-a-ufo-podcast/

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Jun 01, 2020
HYSTERIA 51: THE PODCAST: THE MOVIE: THE SEQUEL | 189
00:45:52

Remember that time we stormed Area 51 and Conspiracy Bot somehow got us involved in a Reptilian scheme to take over the world? (episode 155 for those of you playing at home)
This is like that…only different…with more Hollow Earth…and Kyle…and Zork?
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
You better just listen for yourself.

Written and Produced by:
Michael Paul Gonzalez (MichaelPaulGonzalez.com / @monkeywright)
In association with Radio Lost Angeles and ForthHand Productions

Starring:
Brent Hand – Himself
John Goforth – Himself 
Lisa Hand - Herself
Conspiracy Bot – Unfortunately, Himself
Kyle – Annoyingly Himself
Aleksandra Bieńkowska – Decker
Tim Longhurst – British Announcer Guy
Michael Paul Gonzalez - Himself
Evil John Goforth - Not Himself

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Music provided by No Copyright Music: https://www.youtube.com/c/royaltyfreezone
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May 25, 2020
The Gulf Breeze Incident(s) - Florida Man Goes UFO Huntin' | 188
01:39:51

Look, we know Florida gets a bad rap. You have one bath salt zombie and all of a sudden, you're the crazy state. And while tales of alligators on meth are great fodder for the local news outlets, it seems some groups a little farther from home have taken a shining to the…Sunshine State. One specific town there to be specific - Gulf Breeze, Florida. In the late 80's and early 90's, Gulf Breeze was a magnet for UFO sightings and alleged abductions. But why was so much of this activity centered around a guy named Ed Walters? Is his photographic evidence legit? Why would aliens communicate with poker dog pics? We grab our windbreakers and investigate the Gulf Breeze flap this week. Plus, Rob Kristoffersen from the Our Strange Skies podcast joins the fun. Kyle seems possessed again. And Conspiracy Bot offers his help during these uncertain times (you don't want it). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always hear aliens speaking to us telepathically, but when we do it’s ALF - Hysteria 51.

Huge thanks to this weeks guest: Rob Kristoffersen
Follow Our Strange Skies: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

Books
The Gulf Breeze Sightings | Ed Walters & Frances Walters

Videos
UFO Hunters: Alien Spacecraft Sighted In Florida - https://youtu.be/2U69Gn2rTS0
The Gulf Breeze UFO Case - https://youtu.be/E9O5dI2dWZI

Websites
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Breeze_UFO_incident
PNJ - https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2017/12/10/gulf-breeze-ufo-sightings-30-years-public-divided/915397001/
PNJ - https://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/gulf-breeze/2017/09/22/troy-moon-30-years-gulf-breeze-ufo-sightings/688723001/
Gulf Breeze News - https://news.gulfbreezenews.com/articles/a-close-encounter-of-a-weird-kind/
Orlando Sentinel - https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1990-04-15-9004134960-story.html
CUFOS - http://www.cufos.org/CIQ/CIQ_Issues_%2319-24.pdf

Background Music
Americana: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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May 18, 2020
CAFEteria 51: Deviled Ham Spread | BONUS
00:36:02

In our continuing bonus series on un-refrigerated meats, this week we're tackling Underwood's Deviled Ham Spread. You've had a deviled egg right? It's like that..only ham…and lots of nitrites…and comes in a can. Hungry yet? To help us untangle this debacle we're joined by our better halves. No, not C-Bot and Kyle, but our wives Producer Lisa and (the OG producer) Stacy join to ask the tough questions. Can canned meat be too salty? Was this the first brand with a devil on the logo? Will Stacy even try it? Find out as we deliver yet another delicious BONUS episode of CAFEteria 51.  


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May 15, 2020
Doomsday Clock: Countdown to Extinction w/ The Brohio Podcast | 187
01:14:04

Did you know the world is going to end in 100 seconds? Well, sort of. Welcome to the Doomsday Clock - a measurement on how close mankind is to destroying itself. And while it might sound like the super weapon used by the bad guy in a surprisingly educational James Bond movie, it's actually a science backed vehicle for educating the world on how close The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists believes we are to wiping ourselves off the face of the planet. Between climate change, nuclear proliferation, disruptive tech, and Tiger King - we're closer to the end of it all than we've ever been. But is the clock accurate? Can we turn back the hands of time? What do the reptilians have to do with it? It's the end of the world as we know it and we feel fine as we unpack the Doomsday Clock this week. Plus, the fellas are joined by the Delicious Nickalicious and Rob Dog from The Brohio Podcast (they're nice). Conspiracy Bot tries to advance the Doomsday Clock (he's not). And we learn Conspiracy Bot is sending Kyle on magazine runs (Soap Opera digest - we shook our heads too). All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t rooting for the Doomsday Clock to hit midnight, but we’re afraid we have a robot who is - Hysteria 51.

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May 11, 2020
Atomic Spies: The Secret Soviet Program To Nick A Nuke | 186
01:19:24

In the years leading up to WW2, scientists from all over the world speculated about the potential for a new type of weapon – one that harnessed the power of the atom. And while the Americans, Brits, and Canadians were busy building the largest secret project in the history of secret projects (The Manhattan Project)...the Soviets had a different strategy: just steal it. So, as WW2 rages on, the US and USSR are still frenemies. But, under the surface the Cold War has begun. Enter the Atomic Spies. Exactly how many agents did the Soviets have under our noses? Were they successful in stealing our secrets to create their own nuke? Did Picasso know The Pope? We grab our decoder rings and infiltrate the Atomic Spies this week. Plus, C-Bot thinks Yakov Smirnoff makes a good vodka (¯\_(ツ)_/¯), Kyle knows waaaay too much about Brent and John’s past (¯\_(ツ)_/¯), and Kevin Crispin and JT Brown make a return to the lower 4th (¯\_(ツ)_/¯). All of that and more on the podcast that was never a spy for Soviet Russia, but we DID enjoy the Americans – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

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Make sure to check out the amazing work from this week’s Guest JTR Brown:
Scab Among the Stars (Lunar Lives Book 1)
Machines and Fever Dreams: Ten Surreal Tales

Cover Image Credit: DAILY MIRROR/GETTY

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May 04, 2020
CAFEteria 51: Retro Snacks | BONUS
00:58:42

Hey losers, Conspiracy Bot here.  This week Brent and John fire up the way back machine for a CAFEteria 51 trip down memory lane.  It's Retro Snacks, the episode they did on the original run of Rad or Fad.  I hope you hate it!

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Apr 29, 2020
JAL Flight 1628: UFOs Bigger Than A Walmart | 185
00:58:37

It’s 1986 and you’re haulin’ massive amounts of French hooch back to Japan. Admittedly it would tempting to get ‘high on your own supply’, but flying a 747 while drunk is frowned upon. Yet, by the end of the flight, some might assume you were. Why? Well, you saw 3 big ol’ UFOs over eastern Alaska. We’re talking gravity defying, Tic Tac level UFOs. And that’s only the beginning of the story of the Japan Airlines Flight 1628 Incident. What did the pilots really see? Is it possible for one pilot to see something the others don’t? Just exactly how many Walmarts make up an air craft carrier? We ask the tough questions this week as we get to the bottom of the incident. Plus, the fellas talk the long forgotten Spike TV gem MXC (if you haven’t, you must), Kyle learns yet another language (how does this keep happening?), and there’s at least one reference to Mr Roboto (if you haven’t, you sort of, MAYBE should). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always cover UFO stories from Alaska, but when we do – they most certainly involve wine – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

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Apr 27, 2020
CAFEteria 51: SPAM | BONUS
00:43:04

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Apr 22, 2020
Agenda 21: Good Suggestions or Gross Subjugation? | 184
01:14:16

Agenda 21 - What is it? Some new video game where you’re an assassin who gets double crossed by the very organization you work for? Or, perhaps it’s a coming of age teen comedy, all about a profane, yet lovable group of high schoolers on a quest to score beer for the BIG party. Or MAYBE it’s a multinational, multilateral, non-binding, action plan from the United Nations! If you guessed C you’re right (though we kinda wish it was A or B)! BUT, to some, it also could be a ‘wolf-in-sheep’s clothing’ plan to establish the New World Order and control the population as to benefit the Earth (yeah, we hadn’t heard of eco-fascism either). But what’s the truth? Is this a toothless list of suggestions that is nothing more than the multi-national, Utopian version of Eat Pray Love? Or, is it a sinister plot by a cabal of business and political leaders to eventually enslave us? We grab our Julia Roberts movie collection and investigate this week. Plus, C-Bot pines for the future that was Robocop (he’s a Kurtwood Smith fan), Kyle does his best ED-209 impression (we hope it was an impression), and the Wayans Brothers make an appearance on the show (not really, but we talk about them). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always talk non-binding sustainability plans orchestrated by the UN, but when we do, we rely heavily on the opinion of idiot robots – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Agenda 21: Earth Summit: The United Nations Programme of Action from Rio | U.N.
Behind the Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21 | Rosa Koire
Agenda 21 | Glenn Beck

Videos
Tom DeWeese Discusses Agenda 21 - https://youtu.be/kkbppsdaoO4
Mass Murder- Fluoride, Aspartame and Agenda 21 - https://youtu.be/XnFeHM5DtJI

Websites
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21
United Nations - https://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/
American Policy Center - https://americanpolicy.org/agenda21/
Alabama Bill - https://www.al.com/live/2012/05/united_nations_agenda_21_bill.html
Humans Are Free - https://humansarefree.com/2019/03/agenda-21-reinvented-as-agenda-2030-and-agenda-2050-is-a-plan-to-depopulate-95-of-the-world-population-by-2030.html The Atlantic - https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/06/inside-agenda-21-international-tyranny-bike-lanes/326592/
Sustainable Development Knowledge Program - https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/outcomedocuments/agenda21
Democrats Against U.N. Agenda21 - https://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/
SPLC - https://www.splcenter.org/20140331/agenda-21-un-sustainability-and-right-wing-conspiracy-theory

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Apr 20, 2020
Paris Time Gap | 183
01:03:54

One mysterious night in the early 20th century all pendulum clocks stopped at the exact same moment in Paris, France. At that same moment, 1000's of Parisians experienced dizziness, nausea, and more. The strangest thing about the whole thing? The story didn’t appear in full until a 2019 episode of Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries (Netflix’s Ancient Aliens, but more non-E.T. stuff). Did something truly extraordinary happen that night in Paris, or does Netflix have an extraordinarily bad show on their hands? We go back in time this week to dig up the answer. Plus, we learn what soaps Conspiracy Bot is watching (what?), we learn Kyle speaks Spanish (what??), and we learn how you spend quarantine with 2 idiot robots (carefully). All of that and more on the podcast doesn’t always talk about missing time – but certainly wish we could skip a couple weeks of this quarantine – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Videos
Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6558262/
Big City Mysteries - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10584622/?ref_=ttep_ep8
Earth Gravity Map - https://youtu.be/d4E5T9PSbo0

Websites
Quara - https://bit.ly/3aRUlVV
Amino - http://aminoapps.com/p/p6gjhd
Prezi - https://prezi.com/hxcaram8j6wl/paris-fail/
Vachler Art Company - https://www.vac.cz/
Petr Vachler - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0882917/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr2
Petr Vachler Wikipedia - https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petr_Vachler
Big City Mysteries - https://www.take-a-break.co/big-city-mysteries-never-solved-urban-secrets/6/
Historicity of the Bible - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of_the_Bible
Foucault Pendulum - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foucault_pendulum
NASA Discovers a ‘Lost Day’ in Time? https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-lost-day/
r/DebunkThis -https://www.reddit.com/r/DebunkThis/comments/b2zip1/did_all_the_clocks_in_paris_stopped_on_the_29th/
Astronomy Forum - http://www.astronomyforum.net/off-topic-forum/262669-1902-clocks-stopped-people-got-sick.html
Hadena James - https://hadenajames.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/top-10-secrets-mysteries-the-paris-time-gap/

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Apr 13, 2020
CAFEteria 51: Vegemite | BONUS
00:40:15

Do you love beer? Sure you do. But do you love the weird, gooky leftover stuff from brewing the beer? If you're from Australia, you bet your slab you do! Mixed with some salt and spices that gook turns into the Australian (treasure?) VEGEMITE - and this week we sit down for a taste. What do you eat it on? How much is too much? WHY THE HECK DO THESE NUTRITIONAL LABELS USE THE METRIC SYSTEM (we know). Plus, Producer Lisa joins the party to talk bouillon, John talks fish eggs, and Brent ruins another pedestrian's day. All of that and more on the podcast that doesn't always talk Australian food, but when we do it has something to do with beer - CAFEteria 51.

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Apr 08, 2020
Mad House: A Paranormal Documentary | 182
00:40:57

Nation it's a fun one this week as JP Doyal stops by to discuss his paranormal documentary Mad House.  We talk dead merkin dealers, demons named Seven, summoning rituals, mullets, phantom water drops, and oh so much more. That's this week on the podcast that has never filmed a documentary, but has a robot one will inevitable be made about - Hysteria 51

And make sure to check out JP at the following:

Not Today Satan Podcast
http://forthhand.com/not-today-satan/ 

Mad House: A Paranormal Documentary
http://forthhand.com/not-today-satan/ 

The Evil of Nowhere: A Paranormal Documentary
https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B083FBNLZW/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r 

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Apr 06, 2020
ForthHand Media Roundtable - Covid-19 | BONUS
00:56:06

Join the ForthHand Media Crew led by Brent Hand of Hysteria 51 (The Lower 4th dimension) in an effort to discuss how each of our podcasts are tackling things in this current state of crisis. Updates, news, and profanity await you on the first of many ForthHand Media roundtable sessions. As always, remember to stay woke, Meatsacks!

Hysteria 51
http://forthhand.com/hysteria-51/

The Mad Scientist
http://forthhand.com/the-mad-scientist-podcast/

Rad or Fad
http://forthhand.com/rad-or-fad/

Sad Times
http://forthhand.com/sad-times/

Happy Horror Coffee Break
http://forthhand.com/happy-horror-coffee-break/

Penny Haven
http://forthhand.com/penny-haven/

Close Encounters of the Slurred Kind
http://forthhand.com/close-encounters-of-the-slurred-kind/

Beyond Terrestrial
http://forthhand.com/beyond-terrestrial/

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Apr 04, 2020
CAFEteria 51: Vienna Sausages | Bonus
00:49:21

In our inaugural episode of "CAFEteria 51" (which is really just a ramble-cast where we eat weird food and complain a lot), we examine the food that put the "hot dog flavored water" in Limp Bizkit's...well you get the idea. We're eating Vienna Sausages! What are they made of (you don't want to know) Are they healthy (you don't want to know)? Does adding Brie and a toast-point somehow improve the experience (whether you want to know or not, you'll find out)? All of that and more on the podcast that doesn't always release extra content, but when we do it will likely include encased meats - CAFEteria 51.

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Apr 01, 2020
Billy Meier: UFO Profit or Petty Profiteer | 181
01:05:59

“Eduard Albert Meier, commonly nicknamed "Billy" is the founder of a UFO religion called the "Freie Interessengemeinschaft für Grenz- und Geisteswissenschaften und Ufologiestudien" (Free Community of Interests for the Border and Spiritual Sciences and Ufological Studies) and alleged contactee whose UFO photographs are claimed to show alien spacecraft.” AND THAT’S JUST THE FIRST SENTENCE OF WIKIPEDIA. Needless to say we have fun with this one. Plus, Joe Peck is somehow back again, Kyle has developed an unhealthy relationship with Alexa, and Joe Peck is somehow back again (did we mention that)? All of that and more on the podcast that’s never met a Plejaren and had no idea Jesus was an alien – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Spaceships Of The Pleiades: The Billy Meier Story | Kal K. Korff
And Still They Fly! | Guido Moosbrugger
The Failed Prophet Billy Meier | Maurice Osborn
UFO Sightings: The Evidence | Robert Sheaffer
UFO Contact from the Pleiades: A Preliminary Investigation Report | Wendelle C. Stevens
UFO Contact from the Pleiades: A Supplementary Investigation Report | Wendelle C. Stevens

Videos
The Henoch Prophecies Part 1 - https://youtu.be/5-SwM6VO2gg
The Henoch Prophecies Part 2 - https://youtu.be/dZ-XY4GS7oY
UFO Sightings in Switzerland - https://youtu.be/Q9U3hLp_2BU

Websites
Billy Meier - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Meier
BBC - https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-50634120
Billy Meier UFO Research http://www.billymeieruforesearch.com/
Billy Meier Website - http://www.figu.org/
Future Of Mankind - http://www.futureofmankind.co.uk/Billy_Meier/Main_Page
Crystalinks - https://www.crystalinks.com/billy_meier.html

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Mar 30, 2020
Para-Ramblings Roundtable | BONUS
00:52:09

Brent welcomes Ron Zia into the studio to talk growing up in a haunted house, precognition, aliens, and anything else they can come up with.  They are also joined by Assistant Ray and Art from Mr Bunker's Conspiracy Time Podcast!  Even Producer Lisa drops by!

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https://www.mrbunkersconspiracytime.com/


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Mar 26, 2020
Quarantini | BONUS
00:15:32

As Lisa and Brent are under mandatory state wide quarantine they fix themselves some drinks and try to make the best of the situation.  Who do we know that have the virus?  How are we passing the time?  And, could the aliens be behind this?  All that and more on the podcast that might be sick, but hasn't been tested - Hysteria 51

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Mar 23, 2020
H51 Classic: Bug IN Bag (also our incoherent ramblings on today's state of affairs) | BONUS
01:38:21

What do you do when there’s a global pandemic? RECYCLE OLD MATERIAL! OK, we kid, but in this special release we’re giving you an oldy, but a goody – our 9th episode – “Prepping for the Apocalypse”. But have no fear, you get a good 20 minutes of meaty John and Brent goodness up front talking about the coronavirus, John’s positive test (you’ll have to listen to know what that means), and the likely cause of all this (it involves C-Bot). Then we launch into the episode dating all the way back to a simpler time…2016. When all we had to worry about were election results. Ah, the good ol’ days. ANYWAY, here it is in all of its pre-pandemic glory. Also, on the advice of council we’d like to stress we aren’t endorsing turning into Brendan Fraser in Blast From The Past – just keep your eyes open and if you want to order one or two things on Amazon that could help in a pinch – hey no one is stopping you. Stay healthy, look out for one another, and call your family – they’re bored.  XOXOXO – Hysteria 51.

Original Description:  
Zombies, civil unrest, natural catastrophe, Trump, alien invasion, super contagion…all potential harbingers of apocalypse. When the time comes, will you be prepared? In episode 9 Brent and John dive into the world of doomsday prepping. Want to know what to put in a bug-out bag? Brent will tell you (but if you need a knife suggestion – we wouldn’t ask him). John learns everything he needs to know from YouTube, and the fellas talk the advantages of “bugging in” (hint: mattresses are more comfortable than rocks). Plus a taste test of military MREs (meals ready to eat)…all of that and more on the sodium packed edition of Hysteria 51.





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Mar 19, 2020
Cheryl Costa: UFO Researcher, Author, and Journalist | 180
01:10:35

This week Brent sits down with Cheryl Costa to talk all thing UFO related and then some!  Cheryl is a native and resident of upstate New York who saw her first UFO at age 12. A military veteran, she’s a retired information security professional from the aerospace Industry. She’s been a speaker at the International UFO Congress and at the MUFON Symposium. Cheryl also wrote the UFO column “New York Skies” for Syracuse New Times. Besides being a journalist, she’s also a published playwright. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Empire State College in entertainment writing. Recently, Cheryl published UFO Sightings Desk Reference: United States of America 2001-2015, which includes over 121,000 sightings. She lists the top UFO hot spots, according to the data, and sighting reports down to the county level.

Follow Cheryl - http://twitter.com/costa_writer
Syracuse New Times - https://www.syracusenewtimes.com/author/cheryl-costa/
UFO Sightings Desk Reference: United States of America 2001-2015 - https://www.amazon.com/UFO-Sightings-Desk-Reference-2001-2015/dp/1544219237

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Mar 16, 2020
Shadows in the Desert: High Strangeness in the Borrego Triangle | 179
00:38:59

It's a special episode of Hysteria 51 this week as Brent welcomes David Flora of Blurry Photos Podcast and Derek Hayes of Monsters Among Us Podcast to talk about all the  crazy and weird legends that surround the Borrego State Park in California. It's so crazy that they call it The Borrego Triangle!  From the Borrego Sandman to Aliens. Spook Lights to Skinwalkers.  UFOs, ghosts and everything in between, Borrego has it all.  They hope to film a documentary highlighting all these strange phenomenon, and investigate it first hand, and YOU can help with their Kickstarter that launches March 10th, 2020. 

Kickstarter Link- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blurrymonstersmedia/shadows-in-the-desert

Have info on the Borrego state park?  Call 888-608-NIGHT (6444) or contact David and Derek through their websites:
Blurry Photos- http://www.blurryphotos.org/
Monsters Among Us- http://www.monstersamonguspodcast.com/

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Mar 09, 2020
The Kentucky Meat Shower: The Day It Rained Meat | 178
00:53:56

Weird things happen in Kentucky…chili buns…distilleries in dry counties…Johnny Depp. But perhaps the strangest was the day it rained meat on a rural farmstead. The event, now known as the Kentucky Meat Shower, is not only 100% real, it’s also yet to be fully explained. What would cause the heavens to open and drop a meaty monsoon on an unsuspecting farmer’s wife? We grab our umbrellas (and grills) and dive in to the Kentucky Meat Shower this week. Plus, Joe Peck returns to the show (it was unexpected), Kyle gets buggy again (less unexpected), and Conspiracy Bot has a new song (we wish we hadn’t expected it). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been in a shower of meat, but one can dream – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books / Journals
The United States of Absurdity: Untold Stories from American History Hardcover | Dave Anthony
The Kentucky Shower of Flesh. The American Journal of Microscopy. 1 Apr. 1876, Volume 1, Number 5: 54.

Videos
Kentucky Meat Shower - The Day It Rained Mystery Meat - https://youtu.be/RzEgroTosck
The Kentucky Meat Shower - https://youtu.be/ue1wmiPvA3E
The Time It Rained Meat – Today I Found Out - https://youtu.be/2Kgr5dGgTFw
What is KENTUCKY MEAT SHOWER? - https://youtu.be/hZ1QV9ECUP8

Websites
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_meat_shower
All That’s Interesting - https://allthatsinteresting.com/kentucky-meat-shower
Scientific American – https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/the-great-kentucky-meat-shower-mystery-unwound-by-projectile-vulture-vomit/
Vice - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kzkmgw/the-mystery-of-the-kentucky-meat-shower
Atlas Obscura - https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/kentucky-meat-shower
URBO - https://www.urbo.com/content/the-mystery-of-the-kentucky-meat-shower-is-still-haunting-people-to-this-day/
Kentucky.com - https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article44615769.html

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Mar 02, 2020
Operation Mincemeat: The Hero Who Never Was | 177
00:52:14

Did you know that James Bond saved the Allies during WW2 and turned the tide of the war? Well, that’s the clickbait, misleading version – but closer to accurate than you think. Operation Mincemeat was a secret spy plan executed by the MI5, Britain’s counter-intelligence and security agency, during WW2. The audacious plan involved planting fake war plans, tracking a single eyelash, and the success of one agent, Captain (Acting Major) William Martin – who was already dead. We’ll explain that. We grab our shoe phone, hop into our Aston Martin, and sneak into Operation Mincemeat this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot is cooking again (that’s bad), Kyle is helping him cook (that’s worse), and the fellas try the cooking (RIP). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never found a dead body floating in the water…handcuffed to an attaché full of war plans – Hysteria 51.

Sources:

Books
Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat | Denis Smyth
Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victor | Ben Macintyre
Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II | Ben Macintyre

Videos
REALLY WEIRD HISTORY: Operation Mincemeat - https://youtu.be/dBaNrTMUQbM
Operation Mincemeat: The Trojan Horse of World War II - https://youtu.be/ZbqUliTbNp4
Operation Mincemeat: WWII deception prior to invading Italy by Ian Fleming - https://youtu.be/hBk3sSUB5X4

Websites
Operation Mincemeat - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Mincemeat
The Trout Memo - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trout_memo
Ian Fleming - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Fleming
Double Cross System - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-Cross_System
Military Wiki/Trout Memo - https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Trout_memo
Military Wiki/ John Henry Godfrey - https://military.wikia.org/wiki/John_Henry_Godfrey
Ian Fleming Webpage - http://www.ianfleming.com/
History - https://www.history.com/news/what-was-operation-mincemeat
NPR - https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127742365
NPR/Ben Macintyre Interview - https://www.npr.org/transcripts/127742365
The Vintage News - https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/07/04/operation-mincemeat/
BBC News - https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-11887115
Operation Mincemeat Upcoming Film - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1879016/
Variety - https://variety.com/2019/film/global/colin-firth-john-madden-operation-mincemeat-espionage-drama-1203207478/

Impending Boom: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Feb 24, 2020
The Mysterious Disappearance of the Yuba County 5 | 176
00:57:52

In late February of 1978, five men were heading home from attending a college basketball game when they stopped for some snacks. This would be the last time the men were seen or heard from again (maybe). Thus begins the strange story of the Yuba County Five. What caused these men to drive the opposite direction of their homes in the dead of night? Why would they navigate up a snowy mountain road only to abandon their (perfectly good) car and set out on foot? Where is the fifth man whose remains were never found? And that’s only the tip of the iceberg on this truly bizarre and mystifying tale. We grab our flashlights and snowshoes to go in search of the Yuba County Five this week. Plus, Alexa tries to take over John’s hosting duties (might be an improvement), we discover that for some reason Conspiracy Bot has dry cleaning (he’ll try to explain), and the fellas spend way too much time examining an inane aspect of the story (translation: it’s just another episode). All of that and more on the podcast that NEVER leaves a candy bar half eaten (that will make sense later) – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Newspapers / Books
L.A. Times - Friday, March 10, 1978. p. 23.
L.A. Times - Monday, June 19, 1978. p. 22.
The Desert Sun – Thursday, March 09, 1978. p. A3
The Disappearance of the Yuba County Five: A collection of True Crime | Jessi Dixon

Videos
The STRANGE Disappearance of The Yuba County 5 - https://bit.ly/36UB846
BrainScratch: The Missing Five - https://bit.ly/2UupWYG

Websites
California Digital Newspaper Collection – The Desert Sun: https://bit.ly/35W96DQ
Charley Project - https://bit.ly/2TqGaRJ
Charley Ross - https://bit.ly/2tkzGJz
Deviation Diaries - https://bit.ly/2u2s9PS
Doe Network - https://bit.ly/30jqIIC
Lost & Found - https://bit.ly/35ZdNwY
Mental Floss - https://bit.ly/2Rftc6J
Morbidology - https://bit.ly/2NsByXL
r/UnsolvedMysteries - https://bit.ly/3873qZa
Ronan Willis - https://bit.ly/2NGzRpR
Strange Outdoors - https://bit.ly/2NruFWJ
The Sacramento Bee - https://bit.ly/2NGxF1B
The Sacramento Bee - https://bit.ly/2RdpzhI
Washington Post - https://wapo.st/2RfuBdD
Yuba City, California - https://bit.ly/3acLsWY
Yuba County - https://bit.ly/38amPZw
Yuba County Five - https://bit.ly/35Q6mrx
Missing Veterans - https://bit.ly/398UyTj
Web Sleuths - https://bit.ly/2Uprwed

Music
Nervous Piano - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Happy Happy Game Show - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Feb 17, 2020
Water Fluoridation: I Drank What? | 175
00:41:10

Three quarters of the United States’ public water supplies and supplies of at least 24 other countries are artificially fluoridated. Meaning, fluoride is added to the drinking water to pass it along to the population. Ostensibly this is being done to strengthen our teeth (you paid attention in health class, right?) BUT, there are some that believe there is a much more sinister plan behind the synthetic shenanigans. Is this simply a harmless additive that we should thank the government for, or is there something much more sinister behind the additive? Are they saving us dentist appointments or turning us into witless lemmings as to allow THEM to do as they please? We grab our water bottles and talk fluoridation this week. Plus, British Announcer guy pops in unannounced (not surprising), Conspiracy Bot isn’t happy to seem him (also not surprising), and the Brit has an unhealthy interest in Kyle (a bit more surprising). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t drink any liquids with unknown foreign substances in them (that we didn’t add) – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

 Books
The Fluoride Deception | Christopher Bryson
The Case against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There | Paul Connett / James Beck / H. Spedding Micklem

Videos
Is Fluoride in Drinking Water Safe? - https://bit.ly/2OyEliK
Why Fluoride In Your Tap Water Is a Good Thing - https://bit.ly/39dBeEv
Three New Studies Link Fluoride to Brain and Thyroid Disorders - https://bit.ly/2SnsODU
Fluoride: The Superhero of Cavity Fighting - https://bit.ly/387cMVf

Websites
Wikipedia/Fluoride - https://bit.ly/2S5qthU
Medical News Today - https://bit.ly/2ugSZnT
Business Dictionary - https://bit.ly/2S46hwL
Wikipedia/Water Fluoridation - https://bit.ly/39cC04M 
NCBI - https://bit.ly/2UH60BZ
NCBI - https://bit.ly/31Btyt9
Springer - https://bit.ly/3benJpX
News Atlas - https://bit.ly/376LwVu
Fluoride Alert - https://bit.ly/31yLjcQ
Science Alert - https://bit.ly/39fyrec
Vice - https://bit.ly/38hc3kg
Waking Times - https://bit.ly/3bi1M9x
Harvard Public Health Magazine - https://bit.ly/2SnciUh

And a HUGE thanks to Brothers of Alien Rock for this week tune:
Don’t Storm The Gate
https://www.facebook.com/alienrockmusic/ 

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Feb 10, 2020
Lake City Quiet Pills: Reddit, Internet Mysteries, and Assassins…Oh My! | 174
00:53:08

The internet is full of mysteries. Most of them are driven by either a lack of information or a gigantic leap in logic. But then there’s some, some that can’t be explained away by ignorance. Some that can’t be ignored by logic. Case in point, the mystery of the Lake City Quiet Pills. What begins, at cursory glance, with the death of an aging veteran with a penchant for inappropriate photos of young women – quickly devolves into what could be a world-wide network of mercenaries and assassins. Was there a secret group of top level mercs-for-hire executing deadly missions all across the world – all being puppet mastered by a redditor named Religion of Peace? Or is this yet another case of the uninformed leading the ignorant into the mobius strip of phony internet hoaxes? That’s the Lake City Quiet Pills and it’s this week. Plus, the fellas talk the Oscars (not really, but unlike the Oscars – Rambo Last Blood makes an appearance here). Kyle seems a little off (well, more than usual). And Conspiracy Bot gets pretty graphic (you’ll see). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never used our website to assassinate ANYONE (but we can’t speak for the robot) – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Videos
Barely Sociable - https://bit.ly/2Gs9ujk
REDDIT MYSTERY: Lake City Quiet Pills - https://bit.ly/2GxZUv6
Lake City Quiet Pills pt. 2 - SOLVED? - https://bit.ly/2O6Cn94
Mahmoud Al Mabhouh's Assassination FULL 27 Min - https://bit.ly/37BZsId

Websites
SOFREP - https://bit.ly/38EbDV8
News Blender - https://bit.ly/2U5jGWQ
Know Your Meme - https://bit.ly/38OyInU
Religion of Pease Death Post - https://bit.ly/2GugAUe
Mahmoud al-Mabhouh - https://bit.ly/2RV7y89
r/LakeCityQuietPills - https://bit.ly/2TZJeVv
r/UnresolvedMysteries- https://bit.ly/2RVyEw6
Reddit User Religion of Peace - https://bit.ly/2Uav7Nf
Reddit User 2-6 - https://bit.ly/36F4suB
Reddit - LCQP Hidden Things -  https://bit.ly/36COQrg
CVLT Nation - https://bit.ly/2vmpUHx
Fark - https://bit.ly/2Gya8Mi
CircleID - https://bit.ly/2GwiVOQ
Stories, Myths and Legends - https://w.tt/38JPtAP
Dirge Archive - https://bit.ly/36yb6CD
Lake City Army Ammunition Plant - https://bit.ly/36zqfDN
Wired - https://bit.ly/3142kel

Intro Music
Anxiety - Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Feb 03, 2020
The Assassination of Rasputin: 99 Problems But a Tsar Ain’t One | 173
00:48:58

There lived a certain man in Russia long ago. He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow. Most people look at him with terror and with fear. But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear. He could preach the Bible like a preacher, full of ecstasy and fire. But he also was the kind of teacher women would desire.

OK – that doesn’t have a ton to do with the actual Rasputin, but man it’s a fun 1978 Euro disco hit single by the Germany-based pop band Boney M. That’s where we start week 2 of our exploration of Rasputin. And while his eyes might not have actually been aflame, his supernatural reputation continues to precede him. Was he really a mystic healer? Did he actually eat enough cyanide to kill a small town without the slightest effect? How many bullets can you put into a “mad monk” before he goes down? We stay in Russia this week as we explore the death and legacy of everyone’s favorite miscreant – Ra-Ra-Rasputin. Plus, Conspiracy Bot admits a penchant for crocheting (we don’t know), Brent spends a little too much time researching…lil Rasputin (again, no idea), and John drops a Bonya and Kuzmich reference (we give up). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always get its hosts back, but when we do – we aren’t sure they were better than the replacements - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs | Douglas Smith
Rasputin: A Short Life | Frances Welch
The Big Black Book of Government Conspiracies | Andrè RavenSkül Venås

Videos
Simple History - https://youtu.be/JXdbseRz0lc
Cloud Biography - https://youtu.be/ev5dNfRncFo
Rasputin - https://imdb.to/2SAJ5qL
Ra Ra Rasputin - https://youtu.be/aiSdTQ9DW9g

Websites
Grigori Rasputin - https://bit.ly/2SDuB9w
Pierre Gilliard - https://bit.ly/30t3akP
LA Times - https://lat.ms/2MTHOaP
International Encyclopedia of WWI - https://bit.ly/2Q4kIQu
Tsar - https://bit.ly/2F9kfWR
History - https://bit.ly/2ZDJ46P
Khodynka Tragedy - https://bit.ly/2MF29An
Alpha History - https://bit.ly/39mq3dv
Tsar Nicholas II - https://bit.ly/2EZPdAZ
Ra Ra Rasputin lyrics - https://bit.ly/2toua97
TIME - https://bit.ly/367Mykz
The Awl - https://bit.ly/37o7u7b
Websters Dictionary - https://bit.ly/2ZzgALp
Alexander Palace - https://bit.ly/363FSmP
Local Life - https://bit.ly/2MFAH5C
Khioniya Guseva - https://bit.ly/3aMhMAw 

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Jan 27, 2020
Rasputin: Magical Dark Monk or Malodorous Drunk Mountebank? | 172
00:49:13

Grigori Rasputin was one of the vilest, yet powerful villains in history. He was a giant both metaphorically and literally. He controlled magical powers of the dark arts, likely supplied by the devil. He was so powerful that after being poisoned, shot, stabbed, shot again, beaten, and thrown into a river – he was not yet dead.

Or….

Grigori Rasputin was a short, drunk womanizer that constantly stunk. Yet somehow, he wormed his way into the royal court of Nicholas the 2nd, the last Czar of Russia. Any “magic” or paranormal ability he showed was a mixture of good old-fashioned quackery and psycho somatic results – amplified by legend and time. 

Which is true? Could both be legitimate accounts of one of the most notorious names in Russian history. We grab our ruler and head to 19th Century Russia to find out this week. Plus, Brent mistakes early 20th century Russian literature for Star Trek (who hasn’t?), Conspiracy Bot compares childhood mortality rates in 19th Century Russia to a Meatloaf song (who hasn’t), and the fellas get sick on Aldebaran whiskey for national “Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day” (again, who hasn’t?). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always talk late 19th century Russian historical figures, but when we do you better believe they have their own theme song - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs | Douglas Smith
Rasputin: A Short Life | Frances Welch
The Big Black Book of Government Conspiracies | Andrè RavenSkül Venås

Videos
Simple History - https://youtu.be/JXdbseRz0lc
Cloud Biography - https://youtu.be/ev5dNfRncFo
Rasputin - https://imdb.to/2SAJ5qL
Ra Ra Rasputin - https://youtu.be/aiSdTQ9DW9g

Websites
Grigori Rasputin - https://bit.ly/2SDuB9w
Pierre Gilliard - https://bit.ly/30t3akP
LA Times - https://lat.ms/2MTHOaP
International Encyclopedia of WWI - https://bit.ly/2Q4kIQu
Tsar - https://bit.ly/2F9kfWR
History - https://bit.ly/2ZDJ46P
Khodynka Tragedy - https://bit.ly/2MF29An
Alpha History - https://bit.ly/39mq3dv
Tsar Nicholas II - https://bit.ly/2EZPdAZ
Ra Ra Rasputin lyrics - https://bit.ly/2toua97
TIME - https://bit.ly/367Mykz
The Awl - https://bit.ly/37o7u7b
Websters Dictionary - https://bit.ly/2ZzgALp
Alexander Palace - https://bit.ly/363FSmP

Intro Music
Serpentine Trek - Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Jan 20, 2020
Thylacine: Hunted to Extinction or Hide & Seek Champ Since 1936? | 171
00:45:26

So often on shows like this we talk about a cryptid that might not even have ever BEEN. Their mere existence; conjecture – their birth; legend. BUT, this case is a bit different. The Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger was a real, honest-to-goodness, Linnaean classified animal! No conjecture here. There are stuffed versions of these bad boys in museums across the world! But, what happened to them? Did this missing marsupial truly go extinct, or did they recede into the shadows to become the subject of folktale and lore fueled by real sightings? We grab our boxing gloves and go on a walkabout in search of Tassie this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot decides he’s going to get professorial (he fails), Alexa is getting jealous of Kyle (we don’t know why either), and the fellas debate the virtues of Wombats vs Tasmanian Devils (it’s a big day for marsupials). All of that and more on the podcast that has never successfully driven a species to extinction, but it won’t keep our robot from trying - Hysteria 51.


Special thanks to this week’s research sources: 

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

 

Books

The Last Tasmanian Tiger: The History and Extinction of the Thylacine | Robert Paddle

Tasmanian Tiger: The Tragic Tale of How the World Lost Its Most Mysterious Predator | David Owen

 

Videos

The Thylacine - https://bit.ly/39YS1N1 

Tasmanian Tiger Back From The Dead!? 5 Weird Animal Facts - https://bit.ly/36CMWYx 

Ren’s Most Classic Insults! - https://bit.ly/2QEmng3

 

Websites

Merriam Webster - https://bit.ly/36J74br  

Cryptid Wiki - https://bit.ly/307rDvI   

CNN - https://cnn.it/3a0iF7U 

The Guardian - https://bit.ly/2QFitDG 

All That’s Interesting - https://bit.ly/2QHnjjS 

All That’s Interesting - https://bit.ly/2Ne8lPX 

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Jan 13, 2020
Ectoplasm: Real Ghost Goo or Make-Believe Muck? | 170
00:49:48
“He slimed me”. This quote from the venerable parapsychologist Dr Peter Venkman was likely your introduction to the phenomenon known as ectoplasm. But Slimer and the Ghostbusters weren’t the first folks to encounter the goo. Ectoplasm has been reported and photographed for over a century. Is this paranormal plasma truly a physical manifestation of the spirit world or simply another hoax perpetuated by fools and phonies? We grab our Ecto Coolers and dive into a warm pool of Ectoplasm this week. Plus a member of the show makes their triumphant return (oh and John’s back too), bad jokes are made about being slimed (Brent is still here), and Conspiracy Bot screws up the very small amount of research he was supposed to do (stay gold, Ponyboy). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always have its hosts go on sabbatical, but when we do it’s for a good reason (cheese muffins) - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Videos
Ghostbusters - https://imdb.to/387AjWL , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng0olzfFzog
Ectoplasm / Paranormal Kativity - https://youtu.be/mImZEPnV_C0
Haunting in Connecticut - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgYmK3cDFq8
Smirnoff on Carson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pEApsuaa1o

Websites
Dictionary.com - https://bit.ly/2P8jBgZ
Ectoplasm - https://bit.ly/33HMRjX
Gustav Geley - https://bit.ly/2YezjLV
Charles Richet - https://bit.ly/2DEfuEe
How Stuff Works - https://bit.ly/2r1jPPf
American Hauntings - https://bit.ly/2ONwmyF
The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia - https://bit.ly/2LlGE6Z
Cabinet Magazine - https://bit.ly/2rQFJVn
ThoughtCo - https://bit.ly/2OM0zOA
Jan 06, 2020
New Years 2020 - The Man Who Murdered Time
00:30:15
Happy New Year!!!

The Man Who Murdered Time (Radio Show)
Originally Aired: January 1, 1939
A mad scientist, who is dying from an incurable heart disease, builds a time machine. He then relives December 31 over and over again so that he can repeatedly kill his cousin who has wronged him. Lamont Cranston and Margot Lane are the only two conscious enough to realize the repetition of New Year's Eve, and together they successfully change the course of events to prevent the villain's evil deed.

Full Cast

Featured Characters:
Bill Johnstone as The Shadow (Lamont Cranston)
Agnes Moorehead as Margot Lane

Villains:
Dr. Willard (a mad scientist; dies)

Other Characters:
Hughes (Willard's cousin)
John (Willard's butler)
Stewart (Cobalt Club member)
Fred (Margo Lane's doorman)
Jan 01, 2020
Sonic Weapons | 169
00:45:35
Ear splitting sound- Check. Immense pain- Check. Loss of balance- Check. Loss of bowel control- Check. Skin boiling- Check. All sorts of other happy fun time activities?!?!?! Check! No, we aren’t headed to an ICP concert, it’s Sonic weapons this week on Hysteria 51. And Brent is joined by Jeff Adamec of Changing Hearts and Minds Podcast to help get to the bottom of these crazy weapons. All that plus CBot tries out his own Sonic Weapon on the podcast that should always be turned up to 11, Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Videos
Ancient Aliens - https://youtu.be/SRCH8a8Ehqc

Websites
Sonic Weapons - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_weapon
History - https://www.history.com/news/sonic-weapons-warfare-acoustic
The Conversation - http://theconversation.com/sonic-attacks-in-china-and-cuba-how-sound-can-be-a-weapon-97380
BitCad - https://blog.bitcad.io/sonic-weapons-ddc0d6d688a2
Littlefield - https://littlefield.co/the-psychoacoustic-effect-of-infrasonic-sonic-and-ultrasonic-frequencies-within-non-lethal-cf05e1fd8673
Spectrum - https://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/devices/finally-a-likely-explanation-for-the-sonic-weapon-used-at-the-us-embassy-in-cuba

Changing Hearts and Minds Podcast
Website - http://chmpodcast.libsyn.com/website
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CHMPodcast/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chm_podcast/
PodBelly - https://podbelly.com/
Dec 30, 2019
KRAMPUS - A Conspiracy Bot Bonus!
01:05:52
CBot wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas.... But he is lazy.... So he decided to just re-upload our Krampus Episode to make your festivities even jollier. Enjoy!!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and you know what that means. Stockings, snowmen, hot chocolate, nativity scenes, gingerbread men, horned goat half demons that will drag children to hell. That’s right, to go right along with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick, there’s a more sinister Christmas character lurking beneath the shadows. Krampus – the Christmas Demon! Santa might bring gifts for good little girls and boys – Krampus doesn’t. The hairy beast hits bad kids with sticks and sometimes even throws them in his sack to take back to hell. This week we fire up the Hysteria Sleigh and explore the legend. Plus, are non-Christmas Christmas movies actually Christmas movies (trust us, it’ll make sense)? Conspiracy Bot does his best Clark Griswold. And the fellas exchange Christmas gifts (just be glad they didn’t buy for you). So throw another yule log on the fire, grab a glass of eggnog and cozy up for one hell of a Christmas tradition as we celebrate the holidays the only way we know how on the podcast that doesn’t always do a holiday episode, but when it does…does it right – Hysteria 51.

Find More Great Podcast at:
ForthHand Media - http://forthhand.com/shows/
Dec 24, 2019
Witness of Another World | 168
00:50:07
This week Brent sits down with Alan Stivelman, director of Witness of Another world, a fantastic new documentary: A lonely gaucho named Juan lives a solitary existence on a remote farm ever since he witnessed a UFO event. Filmmaker Alan Stivelman together with the help of well-known scientist and researcher Jacques Vallée begin an epic journey to help Juan in understanding the deep meaning of his close encounter. This true story shows the long-term consequences of close encounters, proving that no one is exempt from a potential contact.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Videos
Trailer - https://youtu.be/nAvH8I7o8Ek

Websites
Witness of Another World - https://www.witnessofanotherworld.com/
Vice - https://bit.ly/2Pqhu8i
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/witnessufo/

Watch Witness of Another World
Amazon Prime - https://www.amazon.com/Witness-Another-World-Juan-Perez/dp/B07Z9SHRNQ
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQUf2mW26-o
Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/movies/details?id=PQUf2mW26-o

Find More Great Podcast at:
ForthHand Media - http://forthhand.com/shows/
Dec 23, 2019
Close Encounters of the Slurred Kind | 167
00:53:21
The Lower 4th is full of visitors this week as the regular show is crashed by Joeba Fett & Ripley Scott of Close Encounters of the Slurred Kind. And any good house guest doesn't come empty handed, they bring with them 3 crazy news stories of the weird kind including Sloths hooked on feces, Bond villain antics from Elon Musk himself, and of course the latest with Baby Yoda! All that and more this week on Hysteria 51

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Articles
CNBC - https://cnb.cx/367up61
Science Alert - https://bit.ly/38bINvG
NPR - https://n.pr/382qtoO
BBC - https://bbc.in/2PeQusE

And make sure to check out Close Encounters of the Slurred Kind:
Apple - https://apple.co/2Ekd263
Facebook - https://bit.ly/34nRkbS

Effects created with the help of Michael Freudenberg - Film Masters
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/FilmMastersChannel
WESBITE: http://hdreel.com/
Dec 16, 2019
The Flatwoods Monster: Alien? Cryptid? Barn Owl? | 166
00:46:18
IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE.... Or maybe another dimension? I guess it could be a robot from some lab... Heck, it could have just come from its nest! Whatever the Flatwoods Monster is, we are talking about it this week. And, it's dangerous to go alone so Art from Mr. Bunker's Conspiracy Time Podcast stops by ForthHand Studios in the Lower 4th Dimension to help get to the bottom of this mystery. All that and more on the podcast that has never seen a Flatwoods Monster, but we will with a robot one everyday - Hysteria 51

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books / Publications
Flying Saucers from Outer Space | Major Donald E. Keyhoe
Fate - "The Monster and the Saucer" Vol. 6 no. 1. pp. 12–17. | Grey Barker
Sunday Gazette-Mail State Magazine "The Phantom of Flatwoods" 1966 | Holt Byrne

Games
Fallout 76 - https://fallout.bethesda.net/en/games/fallout-76

Videos
Fallout 76: Flatwoods Monster Origins - https://youtu.be/oZW5bPMHeRw

Websites
WV Culture - https://bit.ly/2DRByeE
History - https://bit.ly/2rhnBnq
Joe Nickell Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2Rpgu7m
Flatwoods Monster Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2PkOtLd
Skeptical Inquirer - https://bit.ly/2YnsdEY
Flatwoods, West Virginia - https://bit.ly/2YmVejY

Find More Great Podcast at:
ForthHand Media - http://forthhand.com/shows/

And make sure to follow Mr. Bunker's Conspiracy Time Podcast:
Listen: https://link.chtbl.com/mrbunkerspod
Website: https://www.mrbunkersconspiracytime.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrbunkerpod
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrbunkerpod/
Dec 09, 2019
Waco: The Branch Davidian Cult and the Siege at Mount Carmel | 165
00:57:41
It’s back into the world of cults this week as we take on Waco part Deux, the return of the Vernon Wayne Howell aka David Koresh,the septuagenarian buggering wannabe rock-star turned sinful messiah. We are focusing on the siege that ended in the death of 76 people, including several children. Was it mishandled? Who is to blame? What happened to the survivors? Janet Reno didn’t return our calls, But Kevin Crispin and JTR Brown sure did, so they are back to help us break this all down.
Dec 02, 2019
Waco: The Branch Davidian Cult and the Rise of David Koresh | 164
01:02:57
How did a septuagenarian buggering wannabe rock-star suffering from dyslexia go from handyman to cult leader, culminating in the death of 80 people? We try to answer that very question this week (and not because Cbot is looking for tips). Plus, Kevin Crispin returns to the lower 4th, J.T.R. Brown makes his debut on H51 to help us wrap our heads around the mental health (or lack thereof) of cult leaders, and CBot regales us with his love for the year 1993. All that and more on the podcast that doesn’t have a cult secretly funding us, just Goforth’s Patreon sniff money – Hysteria 51

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Before the Flames: Story of David Koresh and the Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists | A. Anthony Hibbert
Prophets of the Apocalypse: David Koresh and Other American Messiahs | Kenneth R. Samples

Videos
Waco: The Inside Story | Documentary | FRONTLINE - https://youtu.be/iFGNvLuRADg
Who were David Koresh and the Branch Davidians? - https://abcn.ws/34E6wSQ
Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120472/
Documentary: Waco - https://youtu.be/GLSRobvR-1Q

Websites
Waco Siege - https://bit.ly/2WUg9dB
Mount Carmel Center - https://bit.ly/36MJTh4
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - https://bit.ly/2WUgjld
Branch Davidians - https://bit.ly/2K1xFqT
Seventh-day Adventist Church - https://bit.ly/36HVCNz
David Koresh - https://bit.ly/34Pi9GP
Victor Houteff - https://bit.ly/2NsiKZ9
Janet Reno - https://bit.ly/36KkggA
PBS - https://to.pbs.org/2CpC6aV
PBS - https://to.pbs.org/2WV0FpK
Crime Traveler - https://bit.ly/33tIWrJ
ATF - https://bit.ly/33pwuJG
Chicago Tribune - https://bit.ly/36Kzmmn
The Gospel Coalition - https://bit.ly/2WXZ0zK
J.T.R. Brown - http://www.jtrbrownwriting.com/

And make sure to check out JTR Brown's book Scab Among the Stars available now - https://amzn.to/2XBEQvq
Nov 25, 2019
Bigelow and TTSA talk with Dr. Chris Cogswell | 163
01:02:24
Ever have a story you just can’t seem to wrap your head around? For me it’s TTSA, and Robert Bigelow. Luckily, I called in the Dr. for a 2nd opinion. This week Dr. Chris Cogswell returns to the lower 4th Dimension to talk Remote Viewing, Hal Puthoff, Scientology, Mentalists, TTSA, Robert Bigelow, Politics of Science, Jeffrey Epstein, NIDS, Harry Reid, Richard Doty, Skinwalker Ranch, Tom Delonge, and on and on… I got dizzy just typing that out! Plus, we find out Cbot has a collection (it’s blood), Steve Harvey has low standards, and robots CAN shut up…. If you turn them off. All that and more on the podcast that will never ever again use the term ole leather cheerio, Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant – Raymond Walden IV

Books
Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah | Colm A. Kelleher Ph.D

Websites
TTSA - https://dpo.tothestarsacademy.com/
Bigelow Aeorspace - https://bigelowaerospace.com/
Robert Bigelow - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bigelow
VICE - https://bit.ly/33ZVh78
VICE - https://bit.ly/2XnHswS
Adamantium Group - https://www.adamantiumgroup.com/real-estate
Newsweek - https://bit.ly/37fSAQV
60 Minutes - https://cbsn.ws/33YREP0
The Mad Scientist - https://www.themadscientistpodcast.com/
Nov 18, 2019
2020 UPDATE
00:15:32

Goforth calls in from ... umm... vacation... to give us an update on some awesome changes coming to the show for 2020.  More research, more H51 adventures, and what the heck happened to KYLE?!?!?!  Plus, the amazing tune The Battle of Los Angeles from Majungas this week on Hysteria 51!

Nov 11, 2019
Skinny Bob | 162
00:56:52

From the first contact in 1942, a series of diplomatic visits to discuss matters of mutual concern were planned. Under the treaty 23/04, these meetings would take place in secrecy, a limited number of special agents would escort visitors and they would only meet high ranking officers… or at least that is what a series of videos posted to YouTube in 2011 by ivan0135.  The videos that introduced us to Skinny Bob, alien sensation!  Was Ivan a man in the know drip feeding us disclosure?  A KGB plant testing our gullibility?  Or is it all a poorly done hoax and some thrown together CGI?  We tackle that this week with the help of Rob Kristofferson from Our Strange Skies Podcast.  Also, Cbot get’s his inspirational quotes from a surprising source (Celebrity rants), Goforth is still out (Bangkok has him now), and Brent ponders Remote viewing classes (fingers crossed he tales them).  All that and more on the podcast that doesn’t have secret footage of alien life to leak, just the tapes we found under Goforth’s bed – Hysteria 51

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

 

Books

The Time Before the Secret Words | John Edward Vivanco

 

Videos

Skinny Bob Colorized - https://youtu.be/PQCXZzYznso

ivan0135's skinny bob (ufo / alien) - https://youtu.be/jK27RqA9Drg

This Website Led Me To Some Alien Footage - https://bit.ly/2MWSCoP

Ivan0135 - https://bit.ly/2qV70FB

Remote Viewing the Skinny Bob Saga - https://youtu.be/lpXx5ROJJ20

 

Websites

Midnight in the Desert - https://bit.ly/2WmVgaB

Right Hemisphere - http://righthemispheric.com/

Cosmic Traveller - https://bit.ly/2pYlR1F

Alien Wiki - https://bit.ly/34dp2kJ

Skinny Bob Facebook Page - https://bit.ly/2q02gOs

Richard Dolan members - https://bit.ly/2MX0Hdm

Above Top Secret - https://bit.ly/34dCo0w

Nov 04, 2019
The Black Knight Satellite | 161
00:54:28

Look, up in the sky... It’s a Bird… It’s a plane… It’s a 13,000-year-old alien probe sent to keep an eye on us!  Those that believe the Black Knight Satellite is real say it is just that, and the story has all the best players- Nikola Tesla, Astronauts, Reptilians, Ancient Aztecs, the USSR, Jacques Vallée, even the Illuminati!  Does it exist?  Where did it come from? Did Conspiracy Bot wipe out Mars?  Those are the questions we tackle this week with the help of Tach Van Sickle of the Very Brady Podcast.  All that and more from the podcast that doesn’t have any satellites in orbit, we keep our robots on the ground where they can do the most damage - Hysteria 51

 

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

 

Videos

The Mystery of The Black Knight Satellite - https://bit.ly/2BFS9Rr

Cryptid Profile - Black Knight Satellite - https://bit.ly/31LTqkD

 

Websites

Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2nZRTsk

Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2JlbA6v

Space.com - https://bit.ly/32TNt6J

Gaia - https://bit.ly/2p0K3jR

Daily Galaxy - https://bit.ly/2WkCvER

The Black Vault - https://bit.ly/32MPfGo

Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth - https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/

Skeptoid - https://bit.ly/2BHAPf5

Astronotes - https://bit.ly/345QrVR  

Mysterious Universe - https://bit.ly/2MNCshF

Oct 28, 2019
Phrenology | 160
00:48:52

Never judge a book by is cover, judge it by the bumps on its head!  Or so Franz Joseph Gall would have had you believe when he developed Phrenology in the 1700’s.  That’s right, it's pseudoscience week this week as Kevin Crispin stops by to help us take a peek at Phrenology and how it was used for racism, sexism, classism, and all sorts of other crappy isms.  Plus, Cbot claims he collects skulls (he might), Kevin loses sleep over a mole (those boarders do look irregular), and Brent claims men at work is the greatest movie of all time (it is).  All that and more on the podcast that asks, if you can judge people by the bumps on their head, how do you judge robots… - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

 

Books

How to Read Character: Hand-Book of Physiology, Phrenology and Physiognomy | Lorenzo Niles Fowler

Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science | James Poskett 

 

Videos

Men at Work - https://imdb.to/2IGYsrW

Django Unchained - https://imdb.to/2OANSml

Phrenology - https://bit.ly/2OGEOjA

 

Websites

Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/1mI70Bt

Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2MCNS8J

Scientific Racism - https://bit.ly/2cFb2Wm

Encyclopedia Britannica - https://bit.ly/2TNMFit

Victorian Web - https://bit.ly/2wQc1Qh

Phrenology - https://www.phrenology.org

Cultura Colectiva - https://bit.ly/2M4Sxip

Oct 21, 2019
The Death of Azaria Chamberlain | 159
01:06:03

The death of your child has to be one of the worst things a parent ever has to face.  Now imagine everyone blames you, you go to prison for it, and the event becomes the butt of a world wide joke.  FUN! Yeah, probably not, but that is what happened with the death of Azaria Chamberlain, the story that created the phrase “Dingo Ate My Baby”.  This week Brent heads back down under to try and get to the bottom of this story with the help of Mr. David Flora of Blurry Photos (they probably fail), Cbot tries his hand at poetry (he definitely fails), and Vegemite makes an appearance (it fails David’s taste test).  All that and more on the podcast that wonders if Dingo’s will eat people, will they also eat irreverent and boorish robots - 51

 

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

 

Books

Dingo Baby Case: Death of Azaria Chamberlain | Richard Shears

Heart of Stone: My Quest for Justice for Azaria | Michael Chamberlain

 

Videos

Dingo meets a Coyote! - https://bit.ly/2PvONXh

A Cry in the Dark - https://imdb.to/2mh2Dm5

Coroner rules dingo killed Azaria Chamberlain - https://ab.co/2m91JHZ

ABC News Australia - https://bit.ly/2mat78t

 

Websites

IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022512430/

Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/1VCeRii

Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/1qwH90p

Infogalactic - https://bit.ly/2kL06Qn

The Guardian - https://bit.ly/2jx8dhp

NY Times - https://nyti.ms/2lL9tjj

Adventist Today - https://bit.ly/2masWtP

Oct 14, 2019
Extraordinary: The Seeding | 158
01:49:36

This week Brent takes over host duties as John is on assignment in... Delaware... But have no fear, David Flora of Blurry Photos Podcast steps up and channels his inner Goforth.  Plus CBot throws his hat into the hosting ring(don't worry, we won't let him), David talks about his Hypnotic Regressions sessions (He may or may not have been Joan of arc in a former life), and we sit down with the creators of the Documentary Extraordinary: The Seeding to talk Alien-Human Hybrids!!  All that and more on the podcast that asks if someone is a human / alien hybrid – aren’t they technically a GMO? - Hysteria 51

  • Extraordinary: The Seeding
    • Abductions. Reproduction experiments. Memories of seeing children off-planet. The idea of humans participating in an alien hybrid program sounds absurd until you talk to people who have experienced it. Thousands of women and men around the world have had reproductive experiments carried out against their will. The most harrowing? Unexplained pregnancies that terminate without explanation. In many cases, the memories of what happened remain suppressed and fragmented, leaving experiencers confused, depressed and with a profound sense of loss. In others, the memories are visceral and emotionally disturbing. Thanks to increased public acceptance and regression therapy, more and more people are coming forward with stories of abductions and strange fertilization procedures that occur during their frightening experiences. Are aliens involved in a complex hybridization project where human females are used as vessels to carry hybrid fetuses and human males have their sperm harvested until they're ready to be transferred "elsewhere?" And if so, to what end? "Extraordinary: The Seeding" is a riveting documentary that tells these stories through one-on-one interviews with abductees-brave individuals willing to share intensely personal and emotional stories with the rest of the world. Through analysis with global ufology experts, the film also explores hybridization, why it's happening and what the impact on humanity is and will be. The information presented is intended to educate, entertain and encourage audiences to ask one simple question: What if this is all true?

 

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Videos

Extraordinary: The Seeding - https://imdb.to/2LPS2IO

Websites

J3 Films - http://www.j3films.com/

Doc Site - https://www.extraordinarytheseeding.com/ 

Mayo Clinic - https://mayocl.in/2olrjuN

US National Library of Medicine -  https://bit.ly/31TjFX1

University of Virginia - https://at.virginia.edu/337oJYc

Live Science - https://bit.ly/2uKug9L

Live Science - https://bit.ly/2FFU2BX

Blurry Photos - http://www.blurryphotos.org

Quiz Quiz Bang Bang - http://www.quizbangpod.com/

Oct 07, 2019
The Shaver Mystery: Ancient Robots, Evil Aliens, and the Caves They Live In | 157
00:59:18

We’ve all been there – you’re on the job and something goes wonky with your welding gun. Next thing you know you’re telepathic and can not only read the thoughts of your co-workers, but also an evil race of robots living underground. You know, that old yarn. Well, it also happened to Richard Shaver and afterwards he sent his account of living with them to a magazine. When the magazine’s publisher received it, he did the logical thing: re-wrote it to be 3 times longer and published it. And if this sounds wild, that’s just the tip of the stalactite. This week we grab our ray guns and pick axes as we go in search of The Shaver Mystery. Plus, Conspiracy Bot thinks you can podcast through a ham radio (actually might improve this show), he also thinks he smells burnt toast (weird for a robot with a toaster for a head), and the fellas turn a fake language into a treatment for irregularity (I’d love to tell you this makes more sense when you listen, but I don’t want to lie). All of that and more on the podcast that has solved the greatest of shaver mystery of all – yes, your significant other did, in fact, use your razor - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books

The Secret world | Ray Palmer

Richard Shaver: Reality of the Inner Earth |Richard Shaver/Tim R. Swartz/Tim Swartz

I Remember Lemuria | Richard S. Shaver

The Shaver Mystery, Books One - Seven | Richard Shaver

The Hidden World Volume 1: The Dero! The Tero! The Battle Between Good and Evil Underground - The True Story Of The Shaver & Inner Earth Mysteries | by Richard Shaver/Raymond A. Palmer/Timothy Green Beckley

Videos

Beyond Lemuria - https://imdb.to/2lPkMHc

The Return of the Dero: The Shaver Mystery Revisited - https://bit.ly/2lNVb1o

Hollow Earth: The Shaver Mystery - https://bit.ly/2kIwnHX

Websites

Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2lNUPYC

Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2kLJb0f

Mike Dash - https://bit.ly/2lLowJP

Rational Wiki - https://bit.ly/2lNV5H4

Mysterious Universe - https://bit.ly/2kjkAjd

Shavertron - http://www.shavertron.com/

Pulp.Net - https://bit.ly/2maG1Dr

SFE - https://bit.ly/2kL38nL

 

Sep 30, 2019
Mongolian Death Worms: Acidic Annelid or Nomad Nonsense? | 156
2733
We’re back in the cryptid cornucopia this week with Mongolian Death Worms. We know, we know….they sound cuddly, but we wouldn’t suggest snuggling up. These enormous worm-like creatures allegedly live in the Gobi desert and snack on locals for sport. They spit acid, shoot electricity, and will kill a man by a mere touch (yeah, we’re surprised it isn’t Australian too). But are Mongolian Death Worms the surreptitious stalkers from legend, or are they merely a campfire tale passed down through generations? We grab the spice, call Kevin Bacon, and escape the Great Pit of Carkoon this week as we investigate. Plus, Kyle seems to be MIA (at least its quieter), Conspiracy Bot predicts Brent’s demise (is it a prediction if you cause it?), and the fellas discuss the weird stuff they did with bugs as a kid (magnifying glasses anyone?). All of that and more on the podcast that wonders, if you cut a Mongolian Death Worm in half do you get two Mongolian Death Worms? Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Hidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and Other Elusive Creatures | Michael Newton
On the Trail of Ancient Man | Roy Chapman Andrews
The New Conquest of Central Asia: a narrative of the explorations of the Central Asiatic expeditions in Mongolia and China, 1921-1930 | Roy Chapman Andrews

Videos
Mongolian Death Worm - https://bit.ly/2kfgDMr
Is The Mongolian Death Worm Real? - https://bit.ly/2m7rYP2
National Geographic - https://bit.ly/2lQk78g

Websites
Live science - https://bit.ly/2PnsK8t
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolia
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/1Rki5zP
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2lLhTr3
Thought Catalog - https://bit.ly/2m4W0D1
Gizmodo - https://bit.ly/2kfgDvV
Science Rumors - https://bit.ly/2kH2Wpx 








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Sep 23, 2019
Mongolian Death Worms: Acidic Annelid or Nomad Nonsense? | 156
00:42:48
We’re back in the cryptid cornucopia this week with Mongolian Death Worms. We know, we know….they sound cuddly, but we wouldn’t suggest snuggling up. These enormous worm-like creatures allegedly live in the Gobi desert and snack on locals for sport. They spit acid, shoot electricity, and will kill a man by a mere touch (yeah, we’re surprised it isn’t Australian too). But are Mongolian Death Worms the surreptitious stalkers from legend, or are they merely a campfire tale passed down through generations? We grab the spice, call Kevin Bacon, and escape the Great Pit of Carkoon this week as we investigate. Plus, Kyle seems to be MIA (at least its quieter), Conspiracy Bot predicts Brent’s demise (is it a prediction if you cause it?), and the fellas discuss the weird stuff they did with bugs as a kid (magnifying glasses anyone?). All of that and more on the podcast that wonders, if you cut a Mongolian Death Worm in half do you get two Mongolian Death Worms? Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Hidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and Other Elusive Creatures | Michael Newton
On the Trail of Ancient Man | Roy Chapman Andrews
The New Conquest of Central Asia: a narrative of the explorations of the Central Asiatic expeditions in Mongolia and China, 1921-1930 | Roy Chapman Andrews

Videos
Mongolian Death Worm - https://bit.ly/2kfgDMr
Is The Mongolian Death Worm Real? - https://bit.ly/2m7rYP2
National Geographic - https://bit.ly/2lQk78g

Websites
Live science - https://bit.ly/2PnsK8t
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolia
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/1Rki5zP
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2lLhTr3
Thought Catalog - https://bit.ly/2m4W0D1
Gizmodo - https://bit.ly/2kfgDvV
Science Rumors - https://bit.ly/2kH2Wpx 
Sep 23, 2019
Storm Hysteria 51: The Movie: The Podcast | 155
00:39:02
This week we...

Well, this week...

You see, a funny thing happened on the way...

It’s like...hmm...it's like a Hysteria 51 adventure...

Ah, forget it. You better just listen for yourself.


Written and Produced by Michael Paul Gonzalez (MichaelPaulGonzalez.com / @monkeywright)
In association with Radio Lost Angeles and ForthHand Productions

Brent Hand - Himself

John Goforth - Himself

Conspiracy Bot - Unfortunately, Himself

Kyle - Annoyingly Himself

Aleksandra Bieńkowska - Decker

Tim Longhurst - British Announcer Guy


*Additional sound effects sourced from the Creative Commons Royalty Free Library*

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Sep 16, 2019
Westall UFO Incident: A Close Encounter of the Australian Kind | 154
00:48:02
Elementary school is such a fun experience. How could you not love the art projects, lunchtime with your friends, recess, UFO sightings…. Well, that last one is specific to a small suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (also colloquially known as Westall). The Westall UFO Incident took place on April 6th, 1966, when over 200 students and faculty in the area reportedly observed multiple UFOs defying physics and toying with other, more terrestrial aircraft. This was followed by the appearance of a mysterious military type unit with designs on covering the whole thing up. What really happened in Westall? Who were the mysterious men telling locals to keep their mouths shut? Do windsocks react with swamp-gas? We head back to the Land Down Under this week and investigate. Plus, British Announcer Guy is back and has a bone to pick with Conspiracy Bot (this might not end well), the fellas try to calm things down with a negotiation of sorts (also not likely to end well), and even Kyle gets involved (definitely will not end well). All of that and more on the podcast that knows for a fact there wasn’t a UFO seen over Australia...because Australia isn’t real – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books/Newspapers
The Westall UFO Incident | Justin Tully
Schoolyard UFO Encounters: 100 True Accounts | Preston Dennett
Dandenong Journal

Videos
National Geographic - https://bit.ly/33HYiJH
Westall '66: A Suburban UFO Mystery
AUSTRALIA DOES NOT EXIST | ragreynolds - https://youtu.be/YtPut7usFbI 

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2JwJyG8
Pedestrian - https://bit.ly/2Z26i9y
Pedestrian - https://bit.ly/30h52Ml
Fox News - https://fxn.ws/2HdMnd2
FB Group - https://bit.ly/31SPkYv
Project 1947 - https://bit.ly/2HcTIJG
David Halperin UFO Journal - https://bit.ly/31PWwVi
Meanijn - https://bit.ly/2TMywzs
UFOs - Documenting The Evidence - https://bit.ly/2lYfGbE
Educating  Humanity - https://bit.ly/2m0tfHz
J.P. Robinson - https://bit.ly/2kB3ygn
The Paranormal Guide - https://bit.ly/2kBm7RN
Real Unexplained Mysteries - https://bit.ly/2km3dyh 

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Sep 09, 2019
Plum Island: Bio Weapon Black Site or Disease Deterrent? | 153
00:58:32
If the U.S. were to have a facility to exclusively study the deadliest animal pathogens in the world. Where do you think they would put it? Some remote outpost in the middle of nowhere? Thousands of feet underground? An island just off the coast of New York? If you took door number 3 you’re our winner…of foot and mouth disease! Plum Island, or the Plum Island Animal Disease Center is just off the coast of Long Island and studies some of the worst known animal diseases out there. But is that all they study? Is it really as safe as they say? Are there secret Nazi scientists are working on some of the most gruesome and devilish bio-weapons right under our noses? We slip into our biohazard suits and research it this week. Plus, the robots are on everyone’s last nerve (cheese muffins), a certain British announcer makes his way to the Lower Fourth (no, we still don’t really understand him), and Brent gives everyone a nautical lesson on WW2 era submarines (let’s just say you shouldn’t site him as a research source). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never studied dangerous diseases up close…that’s what we have the robot for - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Lab 257| Michael C. Carroll
Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons | Kris Newby       
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America | Annie Jacobsen

Videos
A rare peek inside Plum Island facilities - https://youtu.be/RYFOe1u29Yk
Inside America's Only Foreign Animal Disease Laboratory: Plum Island - https://bit.ly/2LWy94o
Plum Island Lab | America's Most Secret: Structures - https://bit.ly/2Zor3IM

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2BtJvaL
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2YFQto4
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2Mz73Q6
SCMP - https://bit.ly/2LVdRYN
Vice - https://bit.ly/2Yk3YKN
Value Penguin - https://bit.ly/2t2kXhE
USA Today - https://bit.ly/2Az3B1j 

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Sep 02, 2019
The Great Pyramid of Giza is a Water Pump w/ Steven Myers | 152
01:05:42
The majesty of the Great Pyramid of Giza is unrivaled. Its masterful design, its mind-boggling construction, the fact that’s its just an ancient, enormous water pump in the middle of the desert. Ummm, well, that’s the opinion of more than one expert and that of our guest this week – Steve Meyers. Steven has been studying the Great Pyramid for decades and contends its design is that of a functioning water pump to quench the thirst of the ancient Egyptians (or whoever) that built them. So, this week we grab our advanced degrees in hydraulic engineering and go in search of Giza. Plus, a reference to the Large Hadron Collider and its similarity to a certain calendar makes its way back to the show (it was Conspiracy Bot ), the fellas discuss their favorite “out of place artifact” (it’s not Conspiracy Bot), and both robots seem a little glitchier than normal (mostly just Conspiracy Bot). All of that and more on the podcast that believes all ancient monuments have a modern day use – they look like calendars - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
The Great Pyramid Prosperity Machine: Why the Great Pyramid was Built! | Steven Myers
Lost Technologies of the Great Pyramid: How the Great Pyramid was built! | Steven Myers
The Giza Power Plant : Technologies of Ancient Egypt Paperback | Christopher Dunn
Pharaoh's Pump | Edward J Kunkel

Videos
The Great Pyramid Water PumpBuilding the Great Pyramid using Water Locks and Barges
360° Travel inside the Great Pyramid of Giza – BBC - https://bit.ly/2YvIg6I
Decoding The Great Pyramid - https://bit.ly/2YGnQTO 

Websites
The Pump - https://bit.ly/2Kr7vN
Skeptic’s Dictionary - https://bit.ly/2MGwNdC
World Pyramids - https://bit.ly/2T54zKs
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/1fccReo
New Dawn - https://bit.ly/2KtsS0N

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Aug 26, 2019
Abominable Snowman: Our Second Yeti Episode That We Cleverly Named To Trick You Into Listening | 151
00:59:28
Yetis are like Jello – there’s always room for more. This week we dive even deeper into the fury beasts. What do the locals think? Where can you find the scalp? What’s the difference between a Sherpa and a sherpa (there is one). And finally, once and for all, are they real and what are they? So, once again, we pack up our snow gear and head into the fray. Plus, Conspiracy Bot surprises everyone and does some work (something’s fishy with that). Kyle says he did his work, but didn’t (nothing fishy there). And we welcome back Erik Severinghaus to give a bit more color to the Himalayas (Pecker is back too and he’s always fishy). All of that and more on the podcast that finds Yetis so nice, we decided to do them twice - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
My Quest for Yeti: Confronting the Himalayas' Deepest Mystery \ Reinhold Messner
The Sherpa and the Snowman | Charles Stonor
Newsweek Special Edition - Bigfoot

Videos
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) - https://imdb.to/2YAYEOI
Evidence of the Yeti | National Geographic - https://bit.ly/2OLLRcD
Mystery of Himalayan Big Foot "Yeti" Abominable Snowman - https://bit.ly/2KeuP0X

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/1gB4dqj
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2rQix7a
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2bRyy4D
WWF - https://wwf.to/2Zldie1
Dictionary - https://bit.ly/2Yrk9p5
Bumble - https://bit.ly/2yqfOUi
Bumble - https://bit.ly/2YxRY7N
Newsweek - https://bit.ly/2HhOJd8
Quora - https://bit.ly/2Ou5VQy
Mental Floss - https://bit.ly/2dxnD1W

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Aug 19, 2019
Yeti: Himalayan Horror or Hiker’s Hooey? | 150
01:04:05
Bigfoot seems to be getting all of the press these days, but what about his O.G. cousin from the far north? The Abominable Snowman or Yeti has appeared in legend, folklore, and adventurer’s stories for years...but what is it? Are we dealing with a, yet unidentified, specimen of ape or bear? Perhaps a hominid cousin we’re not yet aware of? A true snow monster? This week we strap on our crampons and go in search of Yeti. Plus, we learn the origin of C-BOT’S pet, Kyle’s, CPU (it involves a Tamagotchi). Pecker is somehow back in the lower 4th (it probably also involves a Tamagotchi). And we welcome in first timer, Erik Severinghaus, who claims Hysteria 51 is the sole reason he was able to summit Everest (oxygen deprivation is a helluva drug). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t have a pet Yeti...we left the backyard gate open - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
My Quest for Yeti: Confronting the Himalayas' Deepest Mystery \ Reinhold Messner
The Sherpa and the Snowman | Charles Stonor
Newsweek Special Edition - Bigfoot

Videos
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) - https://imdb.to/2YAYEOI
Evidence of the Yeti | National Geographic - https://bit.ly/2OLLRcD
Mystery of Himalayan Big Foot "Yeti" Abominable Snowman - https://bit.ly/2KeuP0X

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/1gB4dqj
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2rQix7a
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2bRyy4D
WWF - https://wwf.to/2Zldie1
Dictionary - https://bit.ly/2Yrk9p5
Bumble - https://bit.ly/2yqfOUi
Bumble - https://bit.ly/2YxRY7N
Newsweek - https://bit.ly/2HhOJd8
Quora - https://bit.ly/2Ou5VQy
Mental Floss - https://bit.ly/2dxnD1W

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Aug 12, 2019
High Strangeness: An Interview w/ Author Eric Bickernicks | 149
00:54:49
Things are getting strange in the lower 4th this week as we interview author Eric Bickernicks about his fictional (?) UFO romp, High Strangeness. Are there really spandex clad, cult members looking to “amalgamate” with aliens? Have UFOs landed in Cape Cod? Is there a better name for a law firm than Wakeman and Frasier? We ask the tough questions this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot learns the negative side of building your own robot (we know this well). Kyle makes his triumphant return and reads some reviews of the show (it doesn’t go well). Also, David Flora joins in on the fun (well…) AND Majungus hits us with another awesome song (Intergalactic Invasion). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always talk about fictional books – or do we – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
High Strangeness | Eric Bickernicks
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America |  Annie Jacobsen

Websites
A Dead Guy - http://adeadguy.com
High Strangeness - http://capecodufo.com
Twitter - https://twitter.com/bickernicks
Blurry Photos - http://www.blurryphotos.org/ 
Hysteria 51 - http://hysteria51.com/

And Huge thanks to Majungas for our music this week!
You can follow them at:
https://www.majungas.com/
https://www.instagram.com/majungastheband/
https://twitter.com/Majungastheband
https://www.facebook.com/majungas
https://open.spotify.com/album/065UKiYTMYq7xRiEEWP1zI
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ_hGGpKDpgF7dY6qy4uvQ  

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Aug 05, 2019
Storm Area 51: They Can, In Fact, Stop All of Us | 148
00:53:53
What do you get when you combine a joke social media event with the zeitgeisty topic of UFOs? 3+ MILLION people interested in attending an impromptu party/raid of a government installation. We know, a lot to unpack here. Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us is a Facebook event created by a meme posting page on a lark – hoping to get a handful of followers. Instead it’s become an internet phenomenon covered by everyone from NBC to the New York Times to Hysteria 51 (likely the most important of the bunch). Is the joke event actually happening? If so, are there any aliens to see? If anyone tried to enter Area 51 what lethal and non-lethal methods would the military use to turn them around? What’s a Naruto run? We try to bring some clarity to the chaos this week (but likely just confuse the situation further). Plus, Conspiracy Bot builds a robot to help with his light work (yes, his name is Kyle). We learn that Bot Juice is somehow a hit (apparently it’s the “tang that will make you sang” that does it). And David Flora from the Blurry Photos podcast makes his return to the Lower 4th to add to the confusion. All of that and more on the podcast that won’t be raiding Area 51, we played that game enough in the 90s - Hysteria 51. Cheese muffins.

Thanks to -
David Flora of Blurry Photos,
Rob Kristoffersen of Our strange Skies
Ryan Sprague of Somewhere in the Skies
NK Kranda of M.U.F.O.N.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America |  Annie Jacobsen

Videos
KLAS - https://youtu.be/zetw8IuF3GA
USA Today - https://bit.ly/2Jvuwj6
Time - https://time.com/5629756/area-51-invasion/

Websites
Las Vegas Now - https://www.lasvegasnow.com/
Facebook Event - https://bit.ly/2XZYN1D
NY Times - https://nyti.ms/2SCJEOF
Vice - https://bit.ly/2GvdFeG

And a Huge thanks to Mike Gentile and Majungas for our music this week!
You can follow them at:
https://www.majungas.com/
https://www.instagram.com/majungastheband/
https://twitter.com/Majungastheband
https://www.facebook.com/majungas
https://open.spotify.com/album/065UKiYTMYq7xRiEEWP1zI
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ_hGGpKDpgF7dY6qy4uvQ  

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Jul 29, 2019
The Tunguska Event: Asteroid or Aliens? | 147
01:02:40
On an early June morning in 1908 an explosion leveled over 770 square miles of remote Siberian forest. Effects of the event were witnessed as far away as London. The blast was said to be over 1,000 times larger than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Yet, there were no known casualties (minus a whole lot of reindeer), leading some to believe there was an intelligence behind the blast. What kind of force could have unleashed a blast of that magnitude? Was it simply a huge meteor? Could extra terrestrials be responsible? Maybe Nikola Tesla finally got his “death ray” right? We grab a bottle of vodka and investigate the curious case of the Tunguska Event this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot has a new product for sale (yes this one will likely kill you too), Brent attempts to play meteorologist (he’ll stick to podcasting), and Joe Peck is back on the show against our better judgement (he’s not welcome back). All of that and more on the podcast that only wishes on a star when it will level miles of forest and kill reindeer – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Tunguska: An Apocalyptic Event Beyond Belief | Conrad Bauer
The Tunguska Mystery (Astronomers' Universe) | Vladimir Rubtsov and Edward Ashpole

Videos
Arthur C. Clarke Mysterious World - The Great Siberian Explosion - https://bit.ly/3256P8N
Tunguska Explosion 30 July 1908 - https://youtu.be/EiXpp-i442s
The Tunguska Event: Huge Asteroid Impact - https://youtu.be/BNJ8G8c3GRY 

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2BJJJuk
Encyclopedia Britannica - https://bit.ly/2RQcvie
BBC - https://bbc.in/29Aqns7
Earth Sky - https://bit.ly/308K9mn
Forbes - https://bit.ly/2Xn3S4B
Planetary Science Institute - https://bit.ly/2aVb7WP
Hysteria 51 - http://hysteria51.com/

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Jul 22, 2019
Unit 731: The WW2 Japanese Biological Testing Nightmare | 146
00:46:22
Most people are familiar with the horrors the Nazis visited upon their victims in WW2, but what most aren’t familiar with are some equally terrifying and grotesque experiments and testing on the part of the Japanese. At the heart of this was General Shirō Ishii and his Unit 731. Unit 731 was a covert biological and chemical warfare research unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation. And we don’t just mean take 2 of these and call us in the morning…if you’re alive. We’re talking about the kind of stuff that would make the devil blush. Freezing human limbs…while still attached to their very live owners. Or even worse, vivisections...you know where they dissect someone…who is still alive! Yeah, it’s a real chuckle fest this week as we explore Unit 731. Plus, we learn there’s an ideology to Conspiracy Bot’s insanity (he says he’s a giver), John gives us a dissertation on war treaties (sometimes Gofo’s just gonna Gofo), and Joe Peck makes a return visit to the lower 4th (as if he ever really left). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never committed a war crime, though some might argue guilt by robot association – Hysteria 51.

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Jul 15, 2019
Spontaneous Human Combustion: Do People Just Burst Into Flames? | 145
01:13:05
You know the old saying, “nothing can ruin your day like spontaneously catching on fire”? We don’t either, but if it isn’t a quote it should be because…ouch. Reports of Spontaneous Human Combustion span history and continents. While situations and backstories change, many constants can be found between the cases. Is it possible that a rare set of circumstances could present itself where a human being would spontaneously catch afire? Could it be something more sinister like purposeful fires set via Pyrokinesis or something equally as morbid…big tobacco? We throw on our firefighter gear and go searching this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot is triggered and it’s because of your morning bagel (I guess everyone has their thing), the fellas talk Fire Marshall Bill (because how could they not), and Ryan Cassell makes his triumphant return to the Lower 4th (and is promptly schooled in the art of Jim Carrey – you’ll see). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never caught fire spontaneously, but we think we saw it happen once at a rave in college  -  Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
ABLAZE! The Mysterious Fires of Spontaneous Human Combustion | Larry E. Arnold
Strange Electromagnetic Dimensions: The Science of the Unexplainable | Louis Proud
Faith, Madness, and Spontaneous Human Combustion: What Immunology Can Teach Us About Self-Perception | Gerald N. Callahan

Videos
Real Scientific Cases of Spontaneous Human Combustion - https://youtu.be/aAAZYtivMGk
The Spontaneous Human Combustion Of Mary Reeser - https://youtu.be/4hVrSEWrKDY

Websites
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_human_combustion
How Stuff Works - https://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/unexplained-phenomena/shc.htm
Popular Mechanics - https://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/tv/a4317/4316466/
Mirror - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/bizarre-video-first-ever-genuine-7217149
History - https://www.history.com/news/is-spontaneous-human-combustion-real
Hysteria 51 - http://hysteria51.com/

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Jul 08, 2019
Alien Con L.A. Interviews: David Childress, Mike Bara, and Dr. Chris Cogswell | 144
00:55:44
Ancient alien historians theorize this will be an extra out-there episode of Hysteria 51. This week we’re “live” (not really a thing in podcasts I guess) from Alien Con 2019 in Los Angeles.  See, they call Los Angeles the "City Of Angels"; but I didn't find it to be that, exactly. But I'll allow it as there are some nice folks there. Course I ain't never been to London, and I ain't never seen France. And I ain't never seen no queen in her undies, so the feller says. But I'll tell you what - after seeing Los Angeles…wait I’m getting of track here – back to this week’s show! Did someone say Pumapunku? Maybe not, but David Childress joins us. While we’re at it we catch up with Mike Bara and wind up talking Tesla. Then we top this delicious treat with a dollop of Dr Chris Cogswell as he explains how science can help us understand aliens (silly, we know). All of that and more on the podcast that, well, it's the podcast for its time and place. It fits right in there. And that's Hysteria 51.

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Jul 01, 2019
The Hum: The Unexplained Sound Heard 'Round the World | 143
00:45:21
Ever go to a concert and hear an annoying ring or hum in your ears afterward? Now imagine you didn’t go to the concert, but still hear it. Where’s it coming from? Why is it worse inside my house? HOW CAN I STOP IT?!? This is the situation for 1000s of citizens across the globe that experience The Hum. It’s only in specific cities (Taos, Windsor, etc) and only certain citizens can hear it (generally 2-4%) of the population. What’s causing it? Why are some people more susceptible to than others? How do you actually pronounce Tinnitus? We put on our headphones and ask the tough questions this week about THE HUM. Plus, the fellas HUM the Crash Test Dummies for your listening pleasure (c’mon, you saw that coming), Assistant Ray becomes Producer Ray for the day (we’re unsure of the results), and we give you an update from AlienCon (spoiler – no Giorgio). All of that and more on the podcast that can’t hear the Hum but our wives would argue our hearing is selective to begin with – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Videos
The Hum - https://bit.ly/2KZXj0E
What is causing the mysterious ‘worldwide hum'? - https://bit.ly/2WQiG6P

Websites
Live Science - https://bit.ly/31HmGKr
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/1CGdurr
The Guardian - https://bit.ly/2UBTnFh
Hum Map - http://thehum.info/
Strange Sounds - https://bit.ly/2x36oxt
Skeptoid - https://bit.ly/2RpXNyf
Hysteria 51 - http://hysteria51.com/

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Jun 24, 2019
The S.S. Ourang Medan: A DEADLY Ghost Ship | 142
00:59:10
What do you do when you find a ship adrift at sea? The obvious answer is to make sure it doesn’t explode. Unfortunately, the folks that came upon the S. S. Ourang Medan didn’t heed our clarion call from the future. Instead they hopped aboard and investigated the ghost ship. They arrived to find the entirety of the crew dead. When the investigating captain finally decided to tie ‘er up and toe ‘er back…that’s when the suspect ghost ship decided to explode and sink. What was actually aboard? What does cyanide taste like? This week we throw on our life preservers and find out. Plus, Brent makes a ”Jon Boat” joke (we’re sorry), we decide red shirts likely do need to be the losers of the away team (call us Riker), and the fellas get some help from an unlikely place…Kevin (oh and the host of the popular podcast Hillbilly Horror Stories – Mr Jerry Paulley also joins the show). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never found a ghost ship drifting at sea, but we loved the movie Ghost Ship - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
The Ourang Medan: Conjuring a Ghost Ship | Alexander Butziger

Videos
The Curse of the Ourang Medan - https://youtu.be/5KNoB2RUFEQ
The Ghost Ship That The Government Tried To Keep A Secret - https://youtu.be/3HTheiazlwE

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/1V8wCkT
Historic Mysteries - https://bit.ly/2SZEknR
Beyond Science - https://bit.ly/2X9xkHI
Strange Remains - https://bit.ly/2XRUi5W
Hillbilly Horror Stories - https://www.hillbillyhorrorstories.com/
Sad Times - https://bit.ly/2Fggks2
Hysteria 51 - http://hysteria51.com/
The Philadelphia Experiment from A-Z w/ Andrew Hochheimer - https://bit.ly/2KX6pLI

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Jun 17, 2019
Indigo Children: Superpowered or Superfake? | 141
00:46:02
Is your child a little unusual? Do they possess supernatural traits? How about super abilities? If you answered yes to some or all of these – chances are you have an indigo child! Indigo children, identified by their trademark indigo aura and at least one parent who identifies as “gypsy” (we might have made that part up), are potentially the next stage of human evolution. OR, the label could just be an attempt to ignore a much larger elephant in the room (I wonder what color aura elephants have).  Either way we put on our indigo colored glasses and get to the bottom of it this week. Plus, we learn of Brent’s extreme disdain for the Indigo Girls, the fellas discuss what super power we would have given our 10 year-old selves, and we might just make it through an episode without singing (tune in to find out). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been diagnosed as indigo children…or fans of the indigo girls - Hysteria 51.

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Jun 10, 2019
The Various Types of Hauntings: 99 Problems and a Slimer isn’t One | 140
01:00:04
“Carol Anne! Stop spitting green pea soup, the call is coming from inside the house!” Wait, we might be conflating a few things there, but you get the idea…there are (allegedly) a LOT of potential hauntings out there. How is one to keep them all straight?!? Well, thanks to your friendly, neighborhood Hysteria 51 – you don’t have to…we’ll do the hard work for you (stop us when we start to sound like the Sham Wow guy). This week we explore the various types of ghouls, ghosts, spirits, and demons that are inhabiting your granny’s pantry (we won’t ask). Plus, we force Conspiracy Bot into a hard reboot (in the name of science), we learn C-Bot only catches fat cats (and no that isn’t a metaphor), and Goforth goes off about the movie Noah (we don’t know either). All of that and more on the podcast that hasn’t seen every type of spirit out there, but we’ve tried most of them – Hysteria 51. 
Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Videos
The Dead Files - https://bit.ly/2QkWeRF

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2xfHewW
The Paranormal MD - https://bit.ly/2M8eCia
Ghosts and Gravestones - https://bit.ly/2G2SDkg
Hysteria 51 - http://hysteria51.com/ 

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Jun 03, 2019
Stanton T. Friedman: A Tribute to a UFOlogy Pioneer | 139
00:51:48
Stanton Friedman was a nuclear physicist and professional UFOlogist. But he was more than that...he was involved in some of the largest stories and controversies in UFOlogy. We wouldn’t have the story of Roswell or the Majestic 12 without him. And while he certainly was controversial, no one can argue the indelible impact he had on UFOlogy and the world. This week we look at the life and impact of Stanton T Friedman. Plus, Conspiracy Bot finds a streak of kindness (it won’t last), the fellas go dark quick (no surprise there), we learn of GorGok- The Protector of All Thing Magic (he lives in the mountains), and we’re all treated to a rousing rendition of Banditos (and no- Roger Clyne nor the Refreshments are on the show). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t do many tribute shows, but when we do, it’s for guys like Stanton – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Flying Saucers and Science: A Scientist Investigates the Mysteries of UFOs: Interstellar Travel, Crashes, and Government Cover-Ups |Stanton T. Friedman 
Top Secret Majic | Stanton T. Friedman

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2VmWVuA
CBC - https://bit.ly/2HnNUfS
CBC - https://bit.ly/2WLTmQ0
Canoe - https://bit.ly/2JlGWeG
Newsmax - http://nws.mx/2LNvjPM

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May 27, 2019
The UFO People: A Curious Culture w/ MJ Banias | 138
00:45:29
We are haunted by UFOs. They drift in and out of our culture in movies and on television, on billboards and in books. They are everywhere. However, for one small community, they are much more than the fodder of science fiction storytelling - they alter the entire fabric of reality. Enter The UFO People. Part narrative journey and part cultural study, The UFO People is a challenge to the UFO subculture and the broader public to recognize that UFOs, and the people who study them, challenge societal norms, institutions, and the many ideologies we assume to be true. This week we interview the author of The UFO People – MJ Banias. Plus, Conspiracy Bot finds a mentor in Napoleon, takes a trip to Fermilab, and makes John disappear (busy week). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never written a book about UFOs, but we’ve certainly had the book thrown at us – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
The UFO People: A Curious Culture | MJ Banias

Videos
MJ Banias - https://bit.ly/2VrbHW2 

Websites
MJ Banias - http://mjbanias.com/
Terra Obscura - https://www.terraobscura.net/
Hysteria 51 - http://hysteria51.com/

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May 20, 2019
Yellowstone Supervolcano: America’s Sleeping Killer | 137
01:00:09
Ah, the majesty of Yellowstone National Park. Hot springs, gushing geysers, majestic wildlife, a supervolcano that could kill us all. That’s right, under all of the beauty and wonder is Yellowstone’s supervolcano that by some estimates is overdue to blow. What would happen if the volcano did pop? Mass extinctions? Check. Potentially the end of the U.S. as we know it? Check. A global famine accompanied by a decade long winter? Check. Could this actually be a planet killer – ending life as we know it on the planet? Maybe not the entire planet, but it could certainly change the course of humanity. So, will it go off soon? Is there anything we can do about it? And strangely enough, would there be a way to turn this whole thing into an advantage? We grab our helmets and go investigating this existential risk this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot roots for the volcano (no surprise there), John questions the scientific viability of a Chinese sci-fi movie (we don’t know why either), and the fellas explore what we could do with a mini black hole right here in the lower 4th (spoiler – they’d sell tickets). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never faced an extinction level event, but if we did we’d want Billy Bob Thornton to deliver the news – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Videos
Why you can stop worrying Yellowstone's supervolcano is about to end the world - https://bit.ly/2AjlBeY
Yellowstone Super Volcano - https://youtu.be/_PxDGiVQNg8
Why the Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Be Huge - https://youtu.be/lMLo0E66O8A 

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/1YLHQ0x
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2d74P8x
National Park Service - https://bit.ly/1XN9nlc
My Yellowstone - https://bit.ly/2f0F4u7
Yellowstone National Park - https://bit.ly/2JcStNk
Express - https://bit.ly/2HaBAzu
National Geographic - https://on.natgeo.com/2SMX4uM

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May 13, 2019
Alien Experiencers: An Interview with Experience Archivist NK Kranda | 136
00:47:09
Does every abduction involve a probing? Do all the folks that have close encounters build mashed potato mountains first? Are these things really so huge, they’re bigger than a Walmart? We ask the tough questions this week as we interview Experiencer expert and MUFON Archivist NK Kranda. Plus, Brent decides he wants a pet Yeti (no surprise there). We draw comparisons between Conspiracy Bot and Florida Man (there are many). And everyone is relieved to realize he’ll never go down there (too many bodies of water). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never had an alien experience, unless spending some time in Florida counts – Hysteria 51.

If you would like to talk with NK Kranda you can email: Nkkmufon@gmail.com
You can find MUFON at https://www.mufon.com/









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May 06, 2019
The Fermi Paradox: Where are the Aliens? w/ Josh Clark from Stuff You Should Know | 135
01:11:48
According to the Drake Equation there are approximately 40 bajillion habitable planets in our galaxy. Ok, the number is a little lower (and a little more specific than that), but the point remains the same...with all of these planets capable of sustaining life, why isn’t the galaxy just teeming with extra-terrestrials? Or, put more succinctly- where the heck are all the aliens? Enrico Fermi posed this question to some scientist friends at a lunch in 1950 and it’s been known as the “Fermi Paradox” ever since. We dive in this week but we don’t go exploring alone as we enlist of the help of Stuff You Should Know co-host, Josh Clark. Plus, Conspiracy Bot actually helps the show by recruiting Josh (surprising), by recruiting we actually mean kidnapping (less surprising), and yes he used poison (there it is). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never proven the existence of aliens, but how else would you explain Giorgio Tsoukalos' hair – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Book | Sarah Scoles
Rare Earth Book | Donald E. Brownlee & Peter Douglas Ward

Videos
The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? https://youtu.be/sNhhvQGsMEc
The Fermi Paradox II — Solutions and Ideas - https://youtu.be/1fQkVqno-uI

Websites
The Great Filter - https://bit.ly/2fO7aUm 
Scientific American - https://bit.ly/2fSV4JQ
Wait Byt Why - https://bit.ly/2ljK7s1
Fermi Paradox - https://bit.ly/2ULLgVO
SYSK - https://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/
End of the World w/ Josh Clark - https://www.theendwithjosh.com/

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Apr 29, 2019
The Man From Taured: The Traveler Whose Country Didn’t Exist | 134
00:52:46
Ever been to Taured this time of year? It’s fabulous!! No, you haven’t? In fact you haven’t heard of it? Well, neither had the rest of the world when in July of 1954 a man in a suit shows up at a Japanese airport claiming to not only hail from the (imminently non- existent country), but produces a legit passport. Did this man unknowingly slip into a parallel dimension? Did he time travel? Or is he and/or the story absolutely full of it? This week we report, you decide on The Man From Taured. Plus, the fellas learn why we should never let Conspiracy Bot travel to parallel dimensions (could be bad), speaking of - the guys talk about the potential return of Sliders (could be good), and Conspiracy Bot again learns he is powered by Dilithium Crystals (thankfully not true). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never slid into another dimension, but we did love us some Jonathan Reese Davies on Sliders – Hysteria 51.

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
The Directory of Possibilities | Colin Wilson, John Grant
Strange But True – Mysterious and Bizarre People | Thomas Slemen

Videos
The Man from Taured - https://imdb.to/2UeaW1S
Is The Man From Taured Real? - https://youtu.be/k1Q7WScqcMc
The Man From Taured - What's going on? - https://bit.ly/2Uj5zib 

Websites
NY Times - https://nyti.ms/2K3pmwM
Astonishing Legends - https://bit.ly/2YQjTxh
Ghost Machine - https://bit.ly/2Ugutij
Reddit - https://bit.ly/2WMs1wU
Mysterious World - https://bit.ly/2I4AR5Z 

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Apr 22, 2019
The Mary Celeste | 133
01:06:33
Imagine this: You and your crew are traversing the Atlantic aboard your merchant ship. You spot something up ahead and grab the spyglass. Is that another ship? You call to the ship announcing your presence…no response. Is there no one aboard? Where’s the crew? You board the ship and things are silent. It’s too quiet. Something isn’t sitting right about this situation. There’s a sewing machine with a baby’s dress being sewn…the hem is still mid-stitch. The log book’s last entry? 10 days ago. Where did the crew go? What would cause them to abandon ship so abruptly without any signs of duress? Did they leave the ship willingly? What happened to the Mary Celeste – we investigate this week. Plus, David Flora of Blurry Photos Podcast makes his triumphant return once again. Conspiracy Bot pivots his game plan for Bot Booze. Brent circles back around on how C-Bot is paying for it. And we all learn that poisonous, bad-tasting, and foul-smelling are table stakes for any product the robot creates. All of that and more on the podcast that’s never discovered a ghost ship, but took a Carnival Cruise once that was almost as scary – Hysteria 51.

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History | Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Roger Roth
The Mystery of the Mary Celeste: The History of the American Merchant Vessel and the Disappearance of Its Crew | Charles River Editors

Videos
Scary For Kids - https://bit.ly/2G5569r
Known Unknowns - https://bit.ly/2P3D6Hi 

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2FvpPmz
History - https://bit.ly/2FjF5Th
Smithsonian - https://bit.ly/2tkjyE9
American Heritage - https://bit.ly/2ImH1gY
Blurry Photos Podcast - https://bit.ly/2UHVBpJ

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Apr 15, 2019
The Green Children of Woolpit: Multidimensional Travelers or Broccoli Addicts? | 132
00:48:40
Picture this - you’re working in a field and quite suddenly 2 children appear out of seemingly nowhere. These kids not only don’t speak a language you’ve ever heard, but they’re skin is...GREEN. This might sound like the beginning of an episode of Black Mirror, but it isn’t. It’s an alleged real-life incident from 12th century England. Who were these kids? Where did they come from? Is this the first written proof of multidimensional travel or the first written proof of a broccoli overdose? This week we jump back over the pond and look into the curious case of the Green Children from Woolpit. Plus, Conspiracy Bot gets subpoenaed for the first time (really, that's the first time?). Brent could be facing jail time for the first time (again, we're surprised). And Bot Booze could finally be coming to an end (finally!). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never met any green children, but that could be due to the restraining order (thanks C-Bot) - Hysteria 51.

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Children from the Sky | Duncan Lunan
Where Did the Green Children of Woolpit Come From? | C.C. Mckenzie
Historia rerum Anglicarum | William of Newburgh
Chronicon Anglicanum | Ralph of Coggeshall

Videos
Beyond Science - https://bit.ly/2UDuT1w
Ancient Mysteries - https://bit.ly/2I5iA8x 

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2uTVatS
Ancient Origins - https://bit.ly/2OUlAFi
Historical Blindness - https://bit.ly/2IgZzze
Unexplained Mysteries - https://bit.ly/2KgbNL4
The Sun - https://bit.ly/2VtDnWj
Time Travel Nexus - https://bit.ly/2G5duXJ 

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Apr 08, 2019
Spring Heeled Jack – England’s Weirdest Paranormal Legend | 131
01:10:19
This week we hop BACK over the pond to merry ol’ England to tackle a most vile and sinister serial…slapper? Well - slapper, groper, fire belcher, carriage crasher, and more. This week we’re looking into the legend of Spring Heeled Jack. This mischievous prankster allegedly had metal claws, could leap over 10 ft. walls, breath blue fire, apparently loved to slap authority figures, and cause carriages to crash. But who was this British bouncer? Is this just a folk tale re-told over the years to explain away hundreds of different events, was there a person of extraordinary ability terrorizing the countryside, or were these just a series of glorified fraternity pranks? David Flora of the Blurry Photos podcast joins the fun to help us uncover the identity of Britain’s strangest urban legend. Plus, Conspiracy Bot tries to get rid of Flora (he’s protective of BRENT’S beer), the fellas all try their hands at a British accent and fail miserably (shocking), and a related ghost in Long Island sounds eerily similar to Keanu Reeves (whoa). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never terrified women by blowing fire into their face, we do it the old fashioned way, by letting them see our work ethic and bank account – Hysteria 51.

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack | Karl Bell
The Mystery of Spring-Heeled Jack: From Victorian Legend to Steampunk Hero | John Matthews

Videos
The Mystery Of Spring Heeled Jack - https://bit.ly/2Wpxk4Z
Cryptids and Monsters: The Spring-Heeled Jack - https://bit.ly/2FyRO4H

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/1rPK59y
Atlas Obscura - https://bit.ly/2JAEkJO
Historic UK - https://bit.ly/2JJTGNd
BBC - https://bbc.in/2p6amzN
Mysterious Universe - https://bit.ly/2uwobvA
Blurry Photos - http://www.blurryphotos.org

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Apr 01, 2019
Introducing It Could Happen Here, An iHeartRadio Original Podcast
00:04:27
Boy, politics really has gotten hideous, hasn’t it? And protests seem a lot more violent than they were a couple of years ago. Are things getting worse? Could the U.S.A. be on the road to a second civil war? Robert Evans says ‘Yes!’ and by the time you’ve finished listening to ‘It Could Happen Here’, you will too.

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Mar 28, 2019
The Pascagoula Abduction: A Controversial Close Encounter | 130
00:55:23
There’s nothing like fishing in the evening with a friend. The only sounds disturbing your peaceful respite are the gentle trickles of water, the rhythmic chirping of crickets, and the loud whirring of an alien aircraft that’s come to abduct you. OK, that last one might be unique to this story. The Pascagoula Abduction was a close encounter of the 4th kind in Mississippi in the early 70's. Out on a fishing trip, 2 men where minding their own business when a UFO flew down and the inhabitants abducted the men. The aliens were said to have elephant-like skin and lobster-claws for hands. And while this sounds a bit far-fetched, even a polygraph was passed. They were even hypnotized to get the truth. The hypnotist’s conclusion? The fishermen "experienced an extraterrestrial phenomena". This week we’re cooking up some mashed potatoes and diving into this close encounter. Plus, why is Conspiracy Bot hiring the Polish figure skating team (it’s a long story)? We learn Dick Cheney is actually a robot (we can’t prove this, but no one would  be surprised). And Rob Kristoffersen, host of the Our Strange Skies joins us in the lower 4th to talk alien elephants. All of that and more on the podcast that’s never seen an alien elephant, all of the elephants we’ve seen were naturalized – Hysteria 51.

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Pascagoula-The Closest Encounter: My Story – Calvin Parker
UFO Contact at Pascagoula: Charles Hickson and William Mendez

Videos
The Pascagoula Abductions - Hickson and Harder Interview https://youtu.be/M08gyPvEdj8
Pascagoula Abduction Incident with Charles Hickson & Calvin Parker in 1973 https://youtu.be/BW3DCv4tfbk 

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2H6X7eJ
Fox10 - https://bit.ly/2UqH3HV
WGNO News - https://bit.ly/2NQpUVk
Our Strange Skies - https://bit.ly/2JxpuVB

Music
Deep haze by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 

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Mar 25, 2019
Humanity in 100 years (w/ Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know) | 129
01:00:31
Interstellar travel, rewriting human genetics, body hacking, limitless clean energy...is this our future? What will humanity look like in 100 years (assuming the Yellowstone Caldera doesn’t take us all out)? If technology continues to progress anywhere near the pace of the last few decades, not only will we have people on Mars, we’ll be in the middle of terraforming it. Or, will our future have a distinctly dystopian pallor? We take a look ahead this week with Ben Bowlin and Matt Frederick from the OG conspiracy podcast, Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know. Plus, could the future of humanity hinge on this very podcast? (no) Conspiracy Bot has the fix for quantum computers (defrag). And we all have some “tea, Earl Grey, hot”. All of that and more on the podcast that is hopeful for the future of humanity (poorly conceived and built robots on the other hand, we aren’t so sure) – Hysteria 51. 

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny beyond Earth | Michio Kaku
National Academy of Engineering. 2014. Making a World of Difference: Engineering Ideas into Reality | The National Academies Press.

Video
Michio Kaku: The von Neumann Probe (A Nano Ship to the Stars) - https://youtu.be/BN-FU8VPoOc

Websites
Friday Magazine - https://bit.ly/2pByUmf
Science Alert - https://bit.ly/2ECRdya
Futurism - https://bit.ly/2XEPzoD
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene
Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - https://bit.ly/2xGCSOO

Music
Darkness is Coming Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Mar 18, 2019
Black Project Aircraft – America’s UFOs | 128
01:06:57
Not EVERY UFO can be an aliens (we know Giorgio, shocking). These unknown aircraft aren’t always “unidentified” to everyone. Some of them come from a little closer to home – the good ol’ U.S. of A. The U.S. Government has confirmed the existence of Black Project Aircraft. These are experimental and developmental planes, drones, and more that are highly classified and not publicly acknowledged by the government or its contractors. These technologies are known to range from invisibility, experimental propulsion systems, advanced weaponry and more (that’s the whole classified / black project part). To help uncover the truth this week we’ve enlisted the help of Black Project Aircraft expert and author of the Wingman book series, Mack Maloney. Plus, Conspiracy Bot decides he’s going to help (for once) produce the show (he doesn’t), he also makes some pretty harsh allegations involving Tom DeLonge (and a ham sandwich), and Brent threatens Conspiracy Bot with a bath (this might all be related). All of that and more on the podcast that knows the government has super-secret Black Project Aircraft in development, how else could you explain (REDACTED) - Hysteria 51.

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Secret Jets: A History of the Aircraft Developed At Area 51 |  Bill Yenne
Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base | Annie Jacobsen
Dark Eagles: A History of Top Secret U.S. Aircraft Programs | Curtis Peebles
UFOs in Wartime: What They Didn't Want You To Know | Mack Maloney

Videos
Flight Tests of NACA Ram-Jet Test Vehicle - https://youtu.be/jhSzKMzCILE
X-37B - What is it doing up there? - https://youtu.be/BGn80n68wLk

Websites
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2q3Wxne
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2VNIqk3
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2VMuTsZ
Bloomberg - https://bloom.bg/2DCrzcf
NASA - https://go.nasa.gov/1LYk507
Mack Maloney - https://www.mackmaloney.com/

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Mar 11, 2019
Jack Parsons: The Occult and the Art of Rocket Fuel Design | 127
01:04:55
Jack Parsons is the subject of this week’s show. Jack was one of the principal founders of both the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Aerojet Engineering Corporation. He invented the first rocket engine to use a castable, composite rocket propellant, and pioneered the advancement of both liquid-fuel and solid-fuel rockets. Oh, and he also summoned the devil, was besties with Aleister Crowley, and practiced magick. You know, normal rocket scientist stuff. This week we dive into the life and times of Jack Parsons. Plus, Conspiracy Bot actually succeeds on Shark Tank (really Mr. Wonderful?), in unrelated news he now has a jingle for his Bot Booze (it’s stolen), and Dan Kozuh of TheHardTimes.net makes a return visit to the Lower 4th to talk his new book Lingeria (we’re as surprised as you are).  All of that and more on the podcast that’s never summoned a demon to get a science experiment to work, we have a robot for that - Hysteria 51.

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons | John Carter
Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons | George Pendle
Wormwood Star: The Magickal Life of Marjorie Cameron | Spencer Kansa

Videos
Jack Parsons Biographical Compilation - https://youtu.be/qAvNv2zt2Vo
Jack Parsons: 'Sex Magic', Drugs, and Rocket Science - https://youtu.be/bqprZIfcsTs

Websites
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Parsons_(rocket_engineer)
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babalon_Working
Encyclopedia Britannica - https://bit.ly/2T9SmaB
NY POST - https://nyp.st/2GSc9VP
HUFFPOST - https://bit.ly/2HbSmQg
Medium - https://bit.ly/2UgSW2Q
The Guardian - https://bit.ly/2HaOjnp
Motherboard - https://bit.ly/2EHC7sz
Space Safety Magazine - https://bit.ly/1DSNAz6
Gizmodo - https://bit.ly/2IWXH0e
Lingeria - https://www.facebook.com/LingeriaBook 

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Mar 04, 2019
Jonestown - The Murder | 126
01:20:04
Cult leader Jim Jones used a dangerous mix of lies, abuse, and manipulation to control the members of his People’s Temple. The hold he had over his cult was so severe he convinced the members to move into the middle of the jungles of Guyana, AKA Jonestown. But, as the events unraveled so too did Jones. Failing health and a drug addiction fueled his craziness and led to a US Congressman flying to Guyana to see things for himself. The ensuing events led to the tragic murder of the Congressman and much of his party, then culminated in in the deaths of over 900 people at Jonestown…over a 3rd of which were kids. Jones convinced his followers to drink Flavor-Aid laced with Cyanide. Some drank of their own volition, some were forced, while many (including children) were injected.  How does a diverse church group who set out to build a paradise on Earth, a Utopian society free from racism and hatred, end up unleashing hell on Earth that culminated in one of the greatest crimes in our modern times?  We dive in deep this week. Plus, Conspiracy has decided he’s going to be on Shark Tank, in an unrelated note he also decides he need to go to the aquarium, and finally Pecker, Kevin, and Chris Marcum all take a trip back to the lower 4th to finish this crazy topic. All of that and more on the podcast that has never met Jim Jones, but we know a guy who knows Jim Belushi - Hysteria 51.

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People | Tim Reiterman
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple | Jeff Guinn

Videos
Return to Jonestown- Survivors revisit site 40 years after the tragedy | Sunday Night
Jonestown: Life and Death of Peoples Temple | Documentary
Jonestown: Paradise Lost | Documentary
A People's Temple Meeting With Jim Jones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUE5OBwDpfs

Websites
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jones
The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/17/an-apocalyptic-cult-900-dead-remembering-the-jonestown-massacre-40-years-on
Time - http://time.com/longform/jonestown-aftermath/
Rolling Stone - https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/jonestown-jim-jones-bodies-memorial-756320/
Rolling Stone - https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/jonestown-13-things-you-should-know-about-cult-massacre-121974/
Biography -https://www.biography.com/people/jim-jones-10367607
PBS - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/jonestown-bio-jones/
ThoughtCo - https://www.thoughtco.com/jim-jones-and-the-peoples-temple-1779897
Alt Jonestown - https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=14026

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Feb 25, 2019
Jonestown - The Monster | 125
01:15:04
Don’t drink the Kool-Aid. We’ve all heard it, heck most of us have said it. An anachronism from the 80's that has come to simply mean to not completely buy into an idea whether good or bad. But the roots of the phrase are so much more severe…so much more frightening. Whether it be by their own hand or forcibly – these poor souls died in the steaming jungles of Jonestown, Guyana at the order of their leader. A maniacal, drug addicted cult leader named Jim Jones. In this first of two episodes we explore the man responsible. How could one man hold that much power over his followers? What would compel a man to ask almost 1,000 people to lay down their lives? Are monsters born monsters or do they turn into them? We dive into all of those light questions this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot grows his business as people are actually buying his product (we don’t know who), Joe Peck is back on the show for the 2nd week in a row (we don’t know how), and Kevin Crispin makes his triumphant return with special guest Chris Marcum (we don’t know why). All of that and more on the podcast that wasn’t at Jonestown, but one of our favorite albums is Sam’s Town - Hysteria 51.

Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People | Tim Reiterman

Videos
Return to Jonestown- Survivors revisit site 40 years after the tragedy | Sunday Night
Jonestown: Life and Death of Peoples Temple | Documentary
Jonestown: Paradise Lost | Documentary
A People's Temple Meeting With Jim Jones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUE5OBwDpfs

Websites
Encyclopedia Britannica - https://www.britannica.com/event/Jonestown-massacre
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jones
The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/17/an-apocalyptic-cult-900-dead-remembering-the-jonestown-massacre-40-years-on
Time - http://time.com/longform/jonestown-aftermath/
Rolling Stone - https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/jonestown-jim-jones-bodies-memorial-756320/
Rolling Stone - https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/jonestown-13-things-you-should-know-about-cult-massacre-121974/
Biography -https://www.biography.com/people/jim-jones-10367607
PBS - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/jonestown-bio-jones/
ThoughtCo - https://www.thoughtco.com/jim-jones-and-the-peoples-temple-1779897
Alt Jonestown - https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=14026

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Feb 18, 2019
Alex Jones: Conspiracy’s Con Man | 124
01:32:27
What’s the best way to sell erectile dysfunction pills? Claim 9/11 was an inside job! Well, at least that’s the tact that Alex Jones takes. Jones and his InfoWars network have been consistently putting out looney tunes conspiracy theories for two decades. But they aren’t just talking reptilians and new world order. Jones has taken it to the next level; from accusing Sandy Hook shooting victims of being crisis actors to propagating the famous #pizzagate hoax. Jones has built an empire on lies and the pain of others. This week we bring on the guys from Knowledge Fight to look into this grifter. Is he a true believing nut job, or a confidence man just trying to hawk his various snake oils? Plus, Wesley Willis makes an appearance on the show (bonus points if you know who that is), Conspiracy Bot releases his own line of booze (rubbing alcohol anyone?), and speaking of 90’s technology (looking at you C-Bot) the fellas talk Win-Amp. All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t turn the freakin’ frogs gay, but does have a favorite song about frogs (looking at you Wesley Willis) – Hysteria 51.

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Feb 11, 2019
The Kardashev Scale | 123
01:03:05
How advanced is our civilization? Hot Pockets? Check. Cat memes? Check. Total control of our planet’s resources, weather, and energy? Well…we’ll get back to you. That’s the basic premise of the Kardashev Scale. It’s a simple test to judge a civilization’s technological advancement. The scale ranges from 0 (we’re a 0.7) to a 6 or 7 (think omnipotent beings). This week we explore where we are, where we’re (hopefully) going, and how we can get there. Plus, Conspiracy Bot gives himself an upgrade to SUPER C (he’s been playing too much NES), the neighborhood cats are back in his cross-hairs (he drank a bottle of Malört), and we talk how Pluto has gotten the shaft (#teamPluto). All of that and more on the podcast that didn’t know you in high school, but if we had we would have beat up any other podcasts that made fun of your Magic the Gathering collection – Hysteria 51.

Research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books:
Evolving the Alien: The Science of Extraterrestrial Life by Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart
Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos by Michio Kaku
Wizards, Aliens, and Starships by Charles L. Adler

Video:
Michio Kaku: 3 types of Civilizations - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GooNhOIMY0
The Kardashev Scale - Type I, II, III, IV & V Civilization – Documentary - https://bit.ly/2DQgZQq

Websites:
Futurism - https://futurism.com/the-kardashev-scale-type-i-ii-iii-iv-v-civilizationWikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardashev_scale
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_energy_consumption
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Kardashev
Curiosity - https://bit.ly/2sIiZ7e
Gaia - https://www.gaia.com/article/type-one-kardashev-scale
Tass - http://tass.com/science/896683
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Feb 04, 2019
Nuclear Boy Scout: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Build a Nuclear Reactor | 122
01:01:02
Teenagers nowadays. No respect for their elders. I mean, as teens in our day we were walking uphill (both ways) to school in the snow. We didn’t have cellphones, we had pagers. If we needed a nuclear reactor, we built it in our backyard! Well, not all of us – but this week’s subject certainly tried. David Hahn was just another suburban kid, up until he MacGyver’d up a breeder reactor in his mom’s shed using not much more than a bunch of smoke detectors and old clocks. This week we dive into the how, where, and why of David Hahn – affectionately known as the Nuclear Boy Scout.  Plus, we learn why Conspiracy Bot has a thing for Wheel of Fortune (hint: it’s the repartee), we learn how many smoke detectors you can buy without raising an eyebrow (hint: it’s a lot), and for some reason C-Bot actually helped with this week’s show (hint: it involves homemade nuclear power). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never built a nuclear reactor, but that definitely reacts nuclearly (is that a word?) on occasion – Hysteria 51.

Research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books:
The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid and His Homemade Nuclear Reactor by Ken Silverstein

Video:
The Nuclear Boy Scout (2003) –documentary by Bindu Mathur
The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij1ohDmme3s

Websites:
CS Monitor - https://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0316/p16s03-bogn.html
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hahn
The Daily Mail - https://dailym.ai/2HvWXyH
Harper's Magazine - https://harpers.org/archive/1998/11/the-radioactive-boy-scout/
Fox News - https://www.foxnews.com/story/radioactive-boy-scout-charged-in-smoke-detector-theft
FBI - https://vault.fbi.gov/david-hahn/David%20Hahn%20Part%2001%20of%2001/view
ARS Technica - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/03/radioactive-boy-scout-died-of-alcohol-poisoning-not-radiation-father-says/
Dangerous Laboratories - https://www.dangerouslaboratories.org/radscout.html
The News Stack - https://thenewstack.io/memories-life-radioactive-boy-scout/
Tributes - http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/David-Charles-Hahn-103989982
The Boy Scouts of America - https://www.scouting.org/
Homeland Security News Wire - http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/no-boy-scout-cannot-build-backyard-nuclear-reactor
Mysterious Universe - https://bit.ly/2sP25DW

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Jan 28, 2019
Dulce Underground Base: Alien Base or Absolute BS? | 121
00:59:30
Dulce, New Mexico: population 2,743…ABOVE GROUND! That’s right, according to some there is a secret base under Dulce that houses everything from classified US technology to reptilians. According to those same folks Dulce is one of the many underground facilities that Reptilians use to run experiments on humans. Oh, and there was a huge underground battle there between aliens and the US military. The aliens managed to win because they had advanced ray guns. And from there….the story REALLY starts to get strange. This week we grab our tinfoil hats and go down the reptilian hole as we explore the Dulce Underground Base. Plus, Conspiracy Bot stays sober long enough to do some writing (surprisingly true), we learn there is a Starbucks on Venus that employed Conspiracy Bot (not true at all), and Kevin Crispin is back in the lower 4th (fun and true)! All of that and more on the podcast that’s never fought reptilians underground, our battles have always taken place on Outworld  (Reptile wins!) – Hysteria 51.


Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Books:

The UFO Casebook by Kevin D Randle
Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth by Greg Bishop
Underground Alien Bio Lab At Dulce: The Bennewitz UFO Papers by Timothy Green Beckley
Cosmic Top Secret: America's Secret Ufo Program - New Evidence by William F. Hamilton III
Omni Magazine September 1983 Vol 5, No. 12

Video:
Underground Bases, Reptilians and the Battle for Humanity -Phil Schneider (DVD), Phil Schneider
Deep Underground Military Bases (DVD),
The 6th Day (Movie)
The Underground - Darcy Weir (Documentary)
Paul Bennewitz and The Undergruond “ALIEN” Base at Dulce - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGojARi558s
Philllip Schneider - Underground Alien Bases- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xedmfAgx8eg
Prisoners of the Dulce Base by Sherry Shriner - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiU6_l5mWJU
George Knapp: The True Story of Paul Bennewitz and Dulce Base - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri-k3oWS3kQ

Websites:
UFO Casebook - https://www.ufocasebook.com/dulce.html
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce_Base
RationalWiki - https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Dulce_base
The Black Vault - http://www.theblackvault.com/documentarchive/the-dulce-base-in-dulce-new-mexico-the-subterrene/
The Black Vault - :https://www.theblackvault.com/casefiles/leaked-underground-dulce-base-alien-photo-thomas-costello/
Express - https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/765840/Alien-base-Tonto-National-Forest-The-Black-Vault-US-Forest-Service-FOI
Sacred Texts - http://www.sacred-texts.com/ufo/dulce.htm
BBS Radio - https://bbsradio.com/cgi-bin/webbbs/arch_config.pl?md=read;id=639
Reptoid - http://www.reptoids.com/Vault/ArticleClassics/dulceTEChistory.htm
Documentary Tube - http://www.documentarytube.com/articles/phil-schneider--the-man-behind-the-alien-agenda
Documentary Tube - http://www.documentarytube.com/articles/max-spiers-all-the-conspiracy-theories
Supernatural Magazine - http://supernaturalmagazine.com/articles/the-strange-saga-of-paul-bennewitz-and-the-undergruond-alien-base-at-dulce

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Jan 21, 2019
Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers- An Interview With Jeremy Corbell | 120
01:09:42
Bob Lazar is on the Mount Rushmore of names in the UFO world. He (virtually on his own) brought the existence of Area 51 to the forefront by telling his story of working on real UFOs in the 80's. If a podcast, website, or movie is covering UFOs they can’t do a complete job without mentioning Bob. The challenge is he pretty much STOPPED talking to the press and giving interviews for more than 20 years. Then, came along documentarian Jeremy Corbell. He has produced a new documentary on Lazar with his FULL cooperation. This week we interview Jeremy about his experiences, if and why he believes the story, and a whole lot more. Plus, we somehow work John Lear into the discussion (you’ll see), Conspiracy Bot compares himself to Dr. Phil (he’s more like Judge Judy), and :spoiler alert: Mickey Rourke doesn’t join the show (C-Bot was disappointed). All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t on the Mount Rushmore of podcasts, but is on the Mount Rushmore of Mount Rushmores (in our own mind) – Hysteria 51.

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Jan 14, 2019
Antikythera Mechanism – The World’s First Computer? | 119
01:01:04
Imagine finding shipwreck from thousands of years ago and among the rest of the debris finding a laptop with instructions on how to use it. That’s ALMOST exactly what happened when the Antikythera Mechanism was found. OK, so it wasn’t exactly a laptop, but many refer to it as the world’s first analog computer. And no matter how you classify it, it certainly doesn’t fit the time frame it dates back to. How did the ancient Greeks create a machine so advanced that another example of its intricacies wouldn’t be found in the world for another century and a half? We attempt to get to the bottom of it or at least blame the aliens this week. Plus, the fellas talk about THEIR first computer, we’re able to compare the mechanism to both a magic 8-ball and Grays Sports Almanac, and Conspiracy Bot quotes bad 90’s music. All of that and more on the podcast that’s never built a fully functional computing machine that can output correct data (but we have Conspiracy Bot) - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden III

Books:
The Antikythera Mechanism: The History and Mystery of the Ancient World’s Most Famous Astronomical Device Kindle Edition by Charles River Editors
A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World by Alexander Jones
Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-Year-Old Computer--and the Century-long Search to Discover Its Secrets by Jo Marchant

Video:
Technological Marvels of the Ancient World Season 1 ep 3 - Computing
Michael Wright - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eUibFQKJqI
Nova: Ancient Computer

Websites:
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanismNova: Ancient Computer
The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project - antikythera-mechanism.gr
Mental Floss - http://mentalfloss.com/article/81445/15-intriguing-facts-about-antikythera-mechanism
The Smithson - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/decoding-antikythera-mechanism-first-computer-180953979/
Vox - https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/5/17/15646450/antikythera-mechanism-greek-computer-astronomy-google-doodle
Science Daily - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080731143422.htm
Live Science - https://www.livescience.com/55168-antikythera-mechanism-had-user-manual.html

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Jan 07, 2019
2018 Year-End Review and Orson Welles - Dracula | 118
01:04:12
Man, 2018 flew by fast.  And what a crazy year it was for all of us at Hysteria 51.  New network, award nominations, iTunes top 200, the list goes on.  We could not have done it without all of you, so this week Producer Lisa and Brent take a look back at the year.  They talk achievements, (holy crap there was actually more than 1), how much prettier Lisa is than John (duh), our war with LeVar Burton (only in our heads), and what 2019 has in store for the show.  Oh, but it doesn't end there.  Then you are treated to our tradition of our favorite Audio Drama of the Year.  This time around it is a mouthful with The Mercury Theater on the Air, with Orson Welles presents – “Dracula”.  So break out the garlic and sharpen some sticks for this year-end review on the podcast that isn't hosted by Vampires because we don't need a reason to suck even more, Hysteria 51

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Dec 31, 2018
Nazca Lines – Peruvian Artwork or Alien Runways? | 117
01:09:16
The Nazca Lines are a group of ancient geoglyphs etched into desert sands of southern Peru. Made up of of over 10,000 lines, the figures are most visible from the air or nearby hilltops. The designs range from geometric patterns to animals and more. Why would an ancient culture spend the time and effort to etch out such elaborate and large designs? Is it simply an ancient artform? Were they an homage to the god(s) of the time? Or, were they an invitation…even a guide to a group viewing from the stars? We grab our brooms and dust off the Nazca Lines this week. Plus, the fellas talk about their favorite childhood art toys (Mainway’s Bag o’ Glass makes an appearance). Conspiracy Bot learns about yellow snow. And the merits of giving soldering irons to children is debated (it’s a good idea). All of that and more on the podcast that that’s never carved ornate messages into the earth for aliens, but we have written plenty of messages in snow…yellow snow - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources: Raymond Walden IV, Erich von Däniken and Chariots of the Gods, Ranker.com, Wikipedia, wanderlust.co.uk, History.com, Unmuseum.com, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR, Ancient Aliens, Gaia (sort of), and – of course – HowStuffWorks.

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Dec 24, 2018
UFOs at Maury Island: MiB, JFK, and Dog Murder | 116
01:14:41
In the wild world of UFOs it doesn’t take much for a story to take on a life of its own. A flash in the sky or a shadow turns into a close encounter. But sometimes they have a little more meat to them… dog meat. Along with one of the first known run-ins with the infamous Men In Black, the death of 2 investigators, and even a potential link to the JFK assassination. But why would a tale wilder than Roswell be nothing more than a footnote on a few UFO websites? Is it simply an elaborate hoax? Or are there larger forces at play that have been able to keep the truth from getting anywhere close to the surface? We head to Washington state and try to get to the middle of this UFO donut this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot claims to have fans, the fellas learn what its like to wake up with no memories in Montana while waiting tables (again), and a blast from the past as Mark Frushour is back in the lower 4th after almost 100 episodes! All of that and more on the podcast that’s never had a dog killed by a UFO, but that would hunt E.T. to Zeta Reticuli and back if we did - Hysteria 51.


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Dec 17, 2018
Magic: Hocus Pocus or Bona Fide Sorcery? | 115
01:04:38
The dictionary defines magic as the power to influence the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.  Not David Blaine pretending to float, not the recovering alcoholic at your kid’s birthday party pulling a rabbit out of a hat – real honest-to-goodness MAGIC... or MAGIK... or MAGICK... however you want to spell it. And while we see examples of it all the time in fictional pop culture (looking at you Harry Potter), the question persists: is MAGIC real? This week we study the history, look at some examples, and pull the answer out of…somewhere. Plus, Conspiracy Bot threatens Brent’s new dog, the fellas discuss their favorite fictional magic users, and C-Bot learns what “hair of the dog” means. All of that and more on the podcast that’s never done real magic, but tries to put together a little podcast magic each week (hey oh!) - Hysteria 51.

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Dec 10, 2018
Tarot and Clairvoyance: Magic or Mischief? | 114
01:13:43
Ever had your palm read? Maybe a tarot reading? Wonder if it was anything more than paying $20 bucks for a lady with a headdress to look into a hunk of glass and tell you what you want to hear? Us too. That’s why we decided to call in some experts. This week not only do we look at the history and research surrounding clairvoyance and tarot, but we bring in a clairvoyant and a tarot reader! Will John have success in his career? How will the new dog turn out for Brent? Can you even read an angry robot? We ask the tough questions this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot can’t figure out why he can’t book Miss Cleo as a guest for the show (hint: she’s dead). In completely unrelated news he tries his hand (pincers) at being a 900-number clairvoyant (hint: he fails and we have the tape). And the fellas find out some intriguing information about the future of the show (we’re hoping it involves the lottery). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t have psychic powers we’re aware of, but if we did, we’d probably just use them with our bookie – Hysteria 51.

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Dec 03, 2018
The Business Plot: Corporate America’s Bid to Overthrow the Gov’t | 113
01:00:05
Everyone jokes about Facebook and Google taking over the country. But what if the most powerful corporations in America REALLY did organize a coup and turn the USA into a fascist dictatorship? Believe it or not, it almost happened in the 1930’s! That’s this week’s topic, The Business Plot. It might have a boring name, but the story itself is anything but. Huge American corporations attempting to organize hundreds of thousands former military to march on Washington and kick FDR out of office. And they would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for those darn kids. Well, actually 1 kid. And actually, it was an adult war-hero named Smedley Butler. This bad mama jama won the Medal of Honor…twice (and tried to give it back both times because what he did was “no big deal”). This week we grab a pegboard and some string to try and put together the pieces of the Business Plot. Plus, the fellas discuss the merits of government cheese, Conspiracy Bot starts referring to himself as “daddy”, and we learn the robot has a penchant for Wheat Thins (who knew). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never put together a plot to overthrow the government, but we know a certain robot that’s thinking about it - Hysteria 51.

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Nov 26, 2018
The Bermuda Triangle: The Deadly Deep or Drummed Up Deception? | 112
01:14:18
When you were younger, didn’t you think the Bermuda Triangle was going to have a much greater impact on your life than it has? We sure did. The triangular patch of the Northern Atlantic near the Caribbean has been the subject of countless books, movies, and TV specials. But what’s so scary about the Bermuda Triangle? Is it literally swallowing craft almost as quickly as we can send them through, or is this just an urban legend that grew larger than most? We hop in our life boats and get to the bottom of the Bermuda Triangle this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot throws kids’ snow cones on the ground. He also knocks over old people. And somehow all of this is tied to a leptospirosis scare (that he invented). Oh, and Kevin is back in the lower 4th. All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been lost at sea, but we know a certain robot we wouldn’t mind it happening to – Hysteria 51.

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Nov 19, 2018
Starlite: The Lost Invention That Could Have Changed The World | 111
01:03:17
Imagine a material that will not burn. Not with a lighter, not with a laser, not with a nuclear device. This material could be heated to temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun, and be no worse for the wear. No, we aren’t talking about the fridge from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. We’re talking about Starlite – a material claimed to be invented…by a hairdresser from Suffolk, England. A material tested by NASA. A material coveted by Boeing. A material whose recipe died with its creator. How did this eccentric hobbyist inventor create a potentially WORLD CHANGING polymer and why wouldn’t he share it? Did it actually even exist or is this some sort of elaborate hoax? Or, was it not only real, but so effective that a less-than-scrupulous corporation or government agency stole it for their needs? This week we look to the heavens and reach for the Starlite. Plus, the boys talk Fred MacMurray (he was hot), we all thank our lucky stars that Conspiracy Bot IS combustible (he can get hot), and Kevin Crispin makes his long-awaited return to the lower 4th (he gets hot flashes). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never created an indestructible material, but we’re pretty sure Milk Duds are close – Hysteria 51.

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Nov 12, 2018
Alien Implants | 110
00:58:34
We all have that friend or family member with the errant BB in their leg or piece of gravel in their arm that just never came out. But what if some of these alien bodies in our body are TRULY ALIEN?!? That’s right, this week we’re talking Alien Implants. Could our extra-terrestrial friends be implanting humans with advanced machinery that might look innocuous, but serves a much higher purpose? And if so, what is that purpose? Biotelemetry? Remote Viewing? MIND CONTROL? This week we grab our bug trackers and go on the hunt. Plus, Conspiracy Bot has a new implant of his own, Brent tells us more about when he was missing time, and C-Bot refers to human ears as “idiot wings” (we don’t know either). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t know about alien implants, but does know a few folks that could turn a lump of coal into a diamond (if you know what we mean) – Hysteria 51.

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Nov 05, 2018
Werewolves: A Hysteria Halloween part 3 | 109
00:56:20
At Hysteria 51 we love Halloween. The crisp fall air, creepily carved pumpkins, bonfires, s’mores, wolfmen eviscerating the innocent. You know...normal stuff. This week we dive into lycanthropy. Do werewolves really exist? If not, where do the legends come from? If so, how do we kill the curs-ed? Plus, which Ninja Turtle is the best?(Hint: It’s Michelangelo) If you dress up as a He-Man character and no one notices - did it really happen? (Hint: Yes) And we uncover why Conspiracy Bot loves zombies (it isn’t surprising). All of that and more on the podcast that loves our werewolves without teen-heartthrobs...but with a little David Pumpkins - Hysteria 51.  Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for sweet H51 gear!You can follow us at the following

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Oct 29, 2018
Special Announcement
08:08
What?  You expect us to put out a new episode every week?!?!?!  Well this one time we are skipping, but we have a really good reason that there is no full show this week.  Why?  We thought you might ask that… Listen and find out because it is incredible news and we could not be more excited!! 

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Oct 22, 2018
The Warrens: Heroes or Hucksters? | 108
01:19:57
Ed and Lorraine Warren are arguably the most famous paranormal investigators of the last century. The married couple investigated countless hauntings, possessions, and demon infestations. Many of which have become Hollywood fodder inspiring movies like The Conjuring and Annabelle. But away from the glitz and glamour, were the Warrens for real? Are these divisive investigators true spiritual detectives, fighting the good fight for those of us too blind to the truth to see? Or did they make a career out of the gullibility and trust of countless tortured souls. We dive headfirst into the protoplasm and investigate the Warrens this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot learns the difference between right and wrong, in related news he exclusively chooses wrong, and we learn the price of his soul (it’s beer). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never seen a demon, but that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t want to keep Constantine around just in case – Hysteria 51.

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Oct 15, 2018
The Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident: Britain's Roswell | 107
01:35:03
Jolly ol’ England: the home of Monty Python, Big Ben, and the one of the most infamous UFO incidents in recorded history. Wait, what was that last part again? The Rendlesham Forest Incident, as it’s come to be known, was a series of close encounters in Suffolk, England over the course of 3 nights just after Christmas in 1980. From darting lights in the sky, to missing time, and an even alleged encounter with an alien craft – the Rendlesham Forest Incident has been permeated the UFO world for over 35 years. But what really happened next to the American airbase? Did that many American airmen witness a true encounter with an extra-terrestrial craft? Could it be a case of mass hysteria (see what I did there)? Was something larger at play and this is merely the cover-up? We pull up our knickers and ufologying…Plus, the fellas discuss the best Monty Python movies (of course), Conspiracy Bot picks his based on its inappropriateness (of course), and we find a way to work in The Lumberjack Song (of course). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been to England, but we’re pretty sure it’s a silly place - Hysteria 51.

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Oct 08, 2018
Unidentified Submerged Objects: The UFOs of the Sea | 106
01:06:35
We all know what a UFO is, but what’s a USO? Well it’s like a UFO but in the water. That’s right we’re talking Unidentified SUBMERGED Objects. And, while we know most of them are just the Cthulhu or your run-of-the-mill Krakken,  some aren’t. Could these sightings from all over the globe be proof that in our search for Aliens we’ve been looking to the stars, but should have had our eyes on the seas? This week we grab our sextant and investigate what’s REALLY UNDER THE SEA. Plus, Conspiracy Bot is in an even worse mood than normal (we didn’t think that was possible either). Betty White makes an R-rated appearance on the show (Lake Placid is a great movie). And Conspiracy Bot is outsmarted by a kitten (we knew that was possible). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never seen a USO, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to go looking now - Hysteria 51.

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Oct 01, 2018
Georgia Guide Stones: Modern Day Mystery | 105
01:31:57
We don’t often think of mysterious relics as something from our current era. Unexplained monolithic structures with debated meaning and even less certain purpose don’t just pop-up in small town America. But they did. There is a set of modern day relics right in front of our noses. Not hidden away is a long abandoned cave, no. Out there for everyone to see in a cow pasture in northeast Georgia. The Georgia Guidestones are modern day relic – offering advice, and some would say hope, to future generations. Other read them in a much darker and foreboding light. Not advice on how to make humanity better, but doctrine with only the most perverse intentions. Who really built the Guidestones? What is their true purpose? And how are aliens involved. We offer GUIDANCE this week. Plus, we’re all shocked to learn Conspiracy Bot is a big fan of Thanos (no one was shocked), C-Bot then explains why he ISN’T an alcoholic (he is), and Pecker somehow ties Infinity War to the Simpsons (not well). All of that and more on the podcast that already knows who built the Georgia Guidestones and his name is Thanos  -  Hysteria 51.

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Sep 24, 2018
Robert Smalls: The Civil War's Most Incredible Untold Story | 104
00:49:50
Imagine this for a potential movie: Guy is born into slavery. Escapes his bonds by stealing the ship he’s a slave on and delivering it to the Union (it’s the Civil War). He goes onto captain the very boat he was a slave on, buy the house he was slave in, and eventually be elected to Congress. And that isn’t even half the story. While it isn’t a movie, it is the story of Robert Smalls and it’s so incredible we cover it this week. Plus, Joe Peck somehow figures out how to make an appearance without actually being on the show, C-Bot gets a kill-switch, and Lincoln joins the show (the President...not John’s son). All of that and more on the podcast never captained a ship, but we imagine it would be less Robert Smalls and more Gilbert and Sullivan - Hysteria 51..

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Sep 17, 2018
Göbekli Tepe: Proof of an Advanced, Ancient Civilization? | 103
01:14:02
Göbekli Tepe is an archaeological site full of mysterious monoliths and intricate carvings in Southeast Turkey that shouldn’t exist. Prehistoric hunter-gatherers COULDN’T build these massive structures, cut and transport these enormous stones, and carve these intricate reliefs with their primitive skill set and tools. Yet they did… Who had the know how to build this awesome set of structures? Did we receive help? This week we talk Turkey and try to understand the mysteries of Göbekli Tepe. Plus, Conspiracy Bot claims to be omnipotent (he’s not), Brent threatens to test that theory (he might), and we invent a new podcast all about dating organic matter using radio isotopes (it doesn’t go very far). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been to Turkey, but wonders if their conspiracy isn’t fluoride, but TRYPTOPHAN in the water - Hysteria 51.

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Sep 10, 2018
Artificial Intelligence: How Frightened Should We Be? | 102
01:04:56
Computers are getting smarter by the day. Soon enough they’ll become self aware and kill us all (for one reason or another). That’s the narrative we’ve all learned from fiction and pop culture over the years, but is it true? Will Artificial Intelligence evolve to a point our puny human minds can’t comprehend? AND if so, will their first act as sentient beings be to wipe us off the face of the planet? This week we open the pod bay doors and dive deep into A.I. Plus, Conspiracy Bot and Alexa have an existential conversation about self awareness (it doesn’t go far). The fellas talk their favorite Kevin Smith flicks (Tusk is not the right answer). And C-Bot is reminded he just might not be the most advanced cybernetic organism out there (which comes as a shock to no one but the toaster). All of that and more on the podcast that knows artificial intelligence is already here (it just isn’t Conspiracy Bot) - Hysteria 51.

Huge thanks to Sam Kulper of Breakers Podcast for joining us this week.

  • Breakers is Shepherd Grey’s account of what life looks like after organized civilization crumbles as he and his faithful canine companion, Rommel, venture out from their home in Virginia to try and count themselves among the survivors. It has been several years since the outbreak began. The virus is just a sick and twisted part of life now. You test as much as you can, but there is no “preventing” it, only staying alive until you catch it. “Red you’re dead” is a phrase all too commonly heard throughout the world. You have your outlaw rowdy gunslingers, your criers, your survivors, and your breakers... If you don’t fit into those categories, your are among the dead.Check out all the 
Breakers Podcast Episodes

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Sep 03, 2018
Skinwalker Ranch: The Science of the Paranormal | 101
01:05:17
By now we all know the story of Skinwalker Ranch (especially if you listened to last week's episode). It's a tale as old as time: Boy meets girl. Boy and girl buy a cattle ranch. Boy and girl's dogs are turned to goo, Bigfoot visits, UFOs make a regular appearance, and ghost sightings galore. You know, that old chestnut. Well, this week we dive into the science behind it. Why would a billionaire who builds rockets buy the ranch? Who is NIDS and why were they the group to investigate the it? What has ACTUALLY been scientifically proven at this strange site? We grab our P.K.E. meters and surveillance gear as we aim to find out. Plus, the nefarious reason Conspiracy Bot bought a Pet Cemetary ("ground's sour"). Why Ja Rule is THE choice to have with you when things get weird. And Conspiracy Bot thinks Rosie from the Jetsons is a tramp (don't ask). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been to Skinwalker Ranch, but if we had, we're pretty sure we wouldn’t have stayed the night - Hysteria 51.

Special Thanks to Alejandro Rojas - OpenMinds.TV

Also, here's the website for the company that might or might not own SWR now.

https://www.adamantiumgroup.com/real-estate

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Aug 27, 2018
Skinwalker Ranch: The Art of the Story | 100
01:12:04
We're makin' a home out on the range in this special 100TH edition of Hysteria 51! What do you get when you cross aliens, ghosts, shapeshifters, disembodied voices, cattle mutilations, and more? The only topic worthy of our 100th episode - SKINWALKER RANCH. What would cause a normal family to abandon their dream of owning a cattle ranch? How can so much weird stuff happen in one place? Why would a billionaire buy the ranch? We saddle up and go in search of the truth this week. Plus, we take a fond look back at our first episode, hear what Conspiracy Bot used to sound like, and re-address the altimeter situation. So, grab your horse and come along on the podcast that is celebrating 100 episodes and not one death (that we know of) - Hysteria 51.

Link for the website we found that might or might not be THE Adamantium Holdings that owns Skinwalker:
https://www.adamantiumgroup.com/real-estate

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Aug 20, 2018
Artificial Intelligence: MacGyver Knows What To Do! | 99
00:41:33
In this special episode of H51 we go FULL ON INTERVIEW! We have an upcoming episode on AI and wanted to interview someone. Who better than a writer/producer with over 30 years in the industry who just did a series on AI? Oh, and did we mention he created a little show called MACGYVER?!?! That’s right, this week we talk to Lee Zlotoff – the creator of Macgyver. Lee tells us about his new series on AI, Our Own Devices. He gives us his thoughts on where AI is headed. Then we spend an inordinate amount of time asking him about Macgyver because we’re geeks like that. So, instead of including the interview in the more comprehensive AI episode, we decided to release this in its entirety. Now grab a paperclip, some fishing wire, and an avocado and join us for a fun precursor to our AI episode on the podcast that doesn’t ALWAYS do good interviews, but when we do we have no idea what to do with them - Hysteria 51.

Find Our Own Devices at https://santafenetwork.tv/ood/

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Aug 13, 2018
Phantom Time Theory: Is It Really the Middle Ages? | 98
00:45:20
There are classic debates in the world of the weird. Does Bigfoot exist? Have aliens visited the earth? Did 300 years of our collective history never happen? What, whaa? That's what believers of the Phantom Time Theory think. The theory goes that a couple of emperors and a pope fabricated 300 years of the early Middle Ages. But, if true, why would they do such a thing? Could they have really invented Charlemagne? Does this mean we don't have air-conditioning again? This week we go in search of 3 missing centuries. Plus, how could there be an episode involving Phantom Time without a Ben Affleck reference (there couldn't)? John gets the drop on C-Bot with a drop (it'll make sense). And Brent tries to teach John a thing or two in this blind topic episode. All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t sure about the Phantom Time Theory, but is 100% sure about the greatness of the movie Phantoms – Hysteria 51.

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Aug 06, 2018
Cicada 3301: The Internet's Most Mysterious Puzzle | 97
01:15:02
“Hello. We are looking for highly intelligent individuals. To find them we have devised a test...” Thus began the phenomenon that is Cicada 3301. At its core, Cicada 3301 is an anonymous group that released to the world a series of internet based puzzles, some of which still have no known solution. From ciphers hidden in books, to actual posters players had to track down across the globe – no one has come forward to claim the enigmatic set of mysteries. But what (or who) is really behind it? Is this just the work of a like-minded cyber punks with too much time on their hands? Is it an anonymous organization of data security and cryptography experts bent on changing the way the internet operates? Or, is it a black ops recruitment project for the CIA? We bust out our encryption keys this week and go hunting. Plus, Conspiracy Bot is a fan of Socrates (think Hemlock). Joe Peck is back and confused by Scooby Doo (think disguises). And our John G makes the connection that the bad guy in Memento is also John G (¯\_(ツ)_/¯). All of that and more on the podcast that thinks all good puzzles should start like the movie Memento – Hysteria 51.

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Jul 30, 2018
Deep State: Shadow Government or Political Buzzword? | 96
00:58:46
Who's in charge of the United States? POTUS? Ha! That's a temporary employee. Congress? Please...merely figureheads. The real people pulling the strings are a clandestine network entrenched inside the government, bureaucracy, intelligence agencies, and other governmental entities. Or, at least that's the claim. But is it true? Are we all just merely sheep meandering through a world that is mostly a lie? Or, is this concept merely a touchstone for ideologues and pundits to further their conspiratorial agendas? We're joined by Brandon Marsh, co creator of X-Files: Deep State to help sort through the clutter. We take a look at the game as well - talking not only about how this concept has driven the X-Files franchise, but also how it could be at play today. Plus, Conspiracy Bot claims to be long time friends of X-Files creator Chris Carter (he isn't). The fellas talk their favorite episodes and seasons. And watch out Alexa because C-Bot has his sights set on the narrator of the new X-Files Deep State. All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t sure about the existence of a deep state, but wonders if there are shadow governments – are they run by shadow people? – Hysteria 51.

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Jul 23, 2018
John Titor: Time Traveler or Internet Troll? | 95
01:25:51
If time travel is possible and future humans are coming back to our era...what would they want? To kill a future despot? To make a change to the environment that saves future generations? To take back a computer from 1975 to make their time machine work properly? If you're anything like the subject of this week's show, John Titor, you went with door #3. According to his posts on the internet, John Titor traveled back to the 70s to get a special computer to save time travel. He also made a pit stop along the way in the early 00's to live with his family (and 2 year old self) and presumably post snotty messages on inane internet forums (not stand-up forums like Hysteria Nation). Sound crazy? That's the most normal part of this story. This week we do our best Sam Beckett and try to fix what went wrong with the OG Chrononaut - John Titor. Plus, John and Brent ponder the existential perils of time travel (not really - just looking for ways to make money on it). Conspiracy bot ponders the existential perils of time travel (not really - just looking for other ways to kill John and Brent). And David Flora of Blurry Photos is back in the lower 4th (he just wants to time travel to a time before he met Conspiracy Bot). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t have time travel capabilities, but if we did, we’d do things to improve humanity…and make an insane amount of money – Hysteria 51. 

Time Travel / John Titor songs referenced in the show: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z6ppzwikfc 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz_uGrpgPBQ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxaTHTisUvg 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmvBi2NOO3E 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHl4GnwFv20

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Jul 16, 2018
Crystal Skulls: Mystical Marvels or Fake Fossils? | 94
00:59:26
There is a series of skulls across the globe that are made of solid quartz and are virtually identical to one another. Some legends say that the unification of the 13 original skulls will save the human race from the certain doom that is Y2K. Wait...that came and went. Anyway, you get the idea. Get the skulls together and they have some sort of mystical power. Others argue they are nothing more than modern-day fakes. Whatever the case, we can all agree they're a terrible basis for a movie (just going to leave that there and move on). Anyway, this week we dive into the history and mystery of the crystal skulls. What is their true origin? Are they evidence of an advanced ancient civilization? Could they contain the shared knowledge of the universe like a existential hard-drive? We go in search of the truth (or at least a good episode). Plus, Joe Peck is back to try his hand at being a Pueblo Spiritual Adviser. John won't let go of a bad joke. And Conspiracy Bot makes punch for everyone...especially Brent. All of that and more on the podcast that already owns numerous Crystal Skulls…filled with vodka and made by Dan Aykroyd – Hysteria 51.

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Jul 09, 2018
UFO Disclosure: The Players and The Game | 93
01:40:31
If aliens exist and they've been here - why don't we know about it? This week we continue our series on disclosure and look at 2 opposing viewpoints/voices in the ufology world; Tom Delonge and Dr. Steven Greer. But we aren't done there - next we get the EXPERTS' opinion. We check in with Ben Bowlin, Matt Frederick, and Noel Brown from Stuff They Don't Want You To Know to get their thoughts. Then we hear from former Green Beret Jeff Adamec who served in more than one classified zone to give us the inside scoop. Sprinkle in Rob Kristoffersen from the Our Strange Skies podcast and Alejandro Rojas from Openminds.tv and you've got one heck of a lineup. Oh, and Peck is in there too. Plus, is Conspiracy Bot better at sexual harassment than Demi Moore? (no) Who does the best Tom Delonge impersonation, John or Brent? (neither) And is C-Bot good at giving massages? (we aren't going to find out) All of that and more on the podcast that’s going so deep into disclosure, you’d think our name was Michael Douglas – Hysteria 51.

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Jul 02, 2018
UFO Disclosure: A History of Secrets | 92
01:04:29
Is the government hiding information from us? Well, that’s probably the stupidest question we could ask. But more specifically, are they hiding information about UFOs and extraterrestrial life. This week the we dive into UFO Disclosure. Who is hiding what? How long have they known? Does it involve ALIENS? We put it all under the microscope…or telescope as we dive into the history of UFO Disclosure this week. Plus, if Casper Van Dien joins the Space Force, will Doogie Howser come with him? (we hope so) Can robots join the Space Force? (we hope not) And is Joe Peck welcome back? (at least this week) All of that and more on the podcast that knows disclosure is coming soon because … why else would we need a Space Force? Hysteria 51.

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Jun 25, 2018
The Mothman: Prophet of Doom or Mass Hysteria? | 91
01:07:58
In 1966 an unassuming pair of couples went joyriding in the hills of West Virginia. They just thought they were out to have some fun with some friends and escape their hometown of Point Pleasant for a while. They were wrong. The following series of events sparked a national phenomenon that is still alive today – the legend of the MOTHMAN. From the descriptions of red eyes and 10 foot wings to the sightings of a flying man outside the famed Sears Tower in Chicago – this cryptid has permeated the cultural zeitgeist for over 50 years. But what is it? Is there truly a winged beast flying around the world as the harbinger of doom? Or are these sightings a combination of mass hysteria, military exercises and really big birds? We grab our binoculars, camera, and Audubon society membership cards as we go in search of the Mothman this week. Plus, are all the Mothman sightings really just Batman? (no) Why is Conspiracy Bot making English Muffins? (we don't know). And how many times will Brent sing the Mothra song? (really, any is too many) All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t sure who the Mothman is, but does wonder what Christian Bale has been up to – Hysteria 51.

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Jun 18, 2018
Alien Races: A Field Guide | 90
00:56:24
Fact: If you're reading this there's an 89% chance you've been abducted by aliens (note: not a fact). As such, it's important to know your who abducted you (the CIA will ask). Was it a Tall Grey that scooped you up, or were you lucky enough to be absconded by a Blue Avian? Hysteria 51 is here to help. Tune in this week as we give you the David Attenborough treatment of ALIEN RACES! Plus, what's the best fictional alien in pop culture? (hint: it isn't Mark Zuckerberg) Were the Borg progressives? (hint: duh) And, we create our own Alien Races that are sure to be spotted on 15 websites by the end of the show. (hint: they'll have an angelfire domain) All of that and more on the podcast that loves all of the alien races equally. Except whatever E.T. is – that little dude was up to something – Hysteria 51.

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Jun 11, 2018
MK ULTRA: The CIA's Mind Control Program | 89
00:58:06
The government has done some less than scrupulous things over the years (allegedly), but they would never test mind control tactics on unknowing AMERICAN citizens - right? WRONG. Enter MK ULTRA - a 20 year covert program to assess the potential use of LSD and other drugs for mind control, information gathering, and psychological torture - all on unsuspecting U.S. citizens. What did they actually accomplish? Do we have Manchurian Candidates running around the world right now? And when Congress dismantled the program in the 70's - did it truly stop or just go into hiding? This week we spike our own drink and avoid assassinating anyone as we go on a long strange trip into MK ULTRA. Plus, Conspiracy Bot completely misses what we meant by "acid" (again) , Alexa has a bad day when hanging out with Conspiracy Bot (again), and Conspiracy Bot conducts experiments on the neighbors pets (AGAIN). All of that and more on the podcast has NEVER been unknowingly drugged, but our fingers are still crossed – Hysteria 51.

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Jun 04, 2018
Hollow Moon: Alien Spacecraft or Plain Planetoid | 88
00:59:55
Forget the Flat Earth or Hollow Earth. This week we’ve got the real wool that’s been pulled over all of our proverbial eyes...the MOON IS HOLLOW. Not only is it hollow, but our alien overlords put it there...or flew it there...or something, but don’t sweat the small stuff. The weird part it there’s actual more science behind this one than flat earth has ever had! No one knows for sure exactly where the moon actually came from and why every test says it’s so much less dense than it should be. This week we strap on our spacesuits and go on a moonwalk. Plus, Conspiracy Bot works on making Energon Cubes (he fails), we take a trip down memory lane at Spencer’s (to buy red mercury), and yes, somehow both Reptilians and Nazis make their way into this story (we give up). All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t sure what’s going on on the moon, but we’re sure it isn’t normal - Hysteria 51.







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May 28, 2018
The Politics of Contraband: Pablo Escobar and the CIA | 87
01:18:57
Pablo Escobar, known as the King of Cocaine, was a Colombian drug kingpin, a smuggler, killer, cartel leader, and CIA Operative. Wait, what was that last one? CIA Operative - according to many involved - the man once responsible for 80% of all cocaine consumed in the U.S. in a given year, was being protected by and even funded by the CIA. This week we hear from Sam Kulper who had a chance to sit down with Escobar's brother Roberto, while in Columbia. How involved was the US Government? Was the king of all Narcos just a side effect of the Iran/Contra Affair? Could Sam stop staring at Roberto's missing eye? We ask the tough questions this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot gets a jet-pack (not really), Brent decides he missed his calling to be a Narco (not really) , and Columbia has a Hippo problem (really). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been involved in the drug trade, but if we were we’d want it to be with Ray Liotta - Hysteria 51.





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May 21, 2018
Heaven's Gate: The UFO Cult to End All UFO Cults | 86
01:32:57
What could compel 39 people from all walks of life to abandon their friends and family and commit suicide in a vain and rather crazy attempt to hop a ride on a UFO hiding behind the Hale-Bopp Comet in March of 1997? Well, the answer is stranger than you think...this week we look into the history, mystery, and ultimate tragedy of the Heaven's Gate cult. How did a Texas nurse and a college choral director with Broadway dreams become the leaders of the UFO Cult to end all UFO cults? And how did they convince so many unlikely people to join them? Were they really trying to transcend humanity or were they perfectly deranged bedfellows preying on the trust of their followers. This week we shave our heads, learn the handshakes and try to get to the bottom of the largest mass suicide to ever take place on American soil. Plus, Conspiracy Bot tries to start a cult with Alexa (he's unsuccessful), in unrelated news Conspiracy Bot also tries to order a 5 gallon drum of Sharkleberry Fin Kool-Aid (it's related), and also in unrelated news Conspiracy Bot offers to get drinks for the show (also actually related). All of that and more on the podcast that has never been in a cult, but if we were we’re pretty sure Dr Frank N Furter would be our leader – Hysteria 51.







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May 14, 2018
The Bilderberg Group: Philanthropic Forum or Corrupt Cabal Conference? | 85
01:07:28
Imagine an annual secret meeting of the world's elite. Politicians, heads of industry, financial leaders, and media executives all trading secrets, colluding on policies, and essentially determining the fate of the free world year after year. Sounds like a James Bond plot, right? Well, it's also AN ACTUAL CONFERENCE that has taken place on a yearly basis since 1954. But what is the Bilderberg Group really up to? Is it a well meaning group of thought leaders putting their heads together annually to make the world a safer and better place? Or, are they one uniquely shaped island or mountain short of a Saturday morning cartoon-worthy cabal? We take the red pill and see how deep this rabbit hole goes this week. Plus, Count Von Count makes an appearance and goes R rated, precogs have it out for John, and Joe Peck is back...for the last time. All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t a secret cabal led by a European count, but if we were the count would DEFINITELY be a Muppet – Hysteria 51.







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May 07, 2018
Giants: Colossal Cover-Up or Huge Hoax? | 84
01:08:55
It's a GIANT WEEK on Hysteria 51! Nope, not a clever euphemism, this week we're talking REAL LIFE GIANTS! We don't mean regular folks with Gigantism. And we're not talking about your buddy from college that was, like, really tall. No, we're talking honest to goodness Giants. Beings that look like you or I but use oak trees for toothpicks and are customarily accompanied by Babe the Blue Ox. OK, that might just be Paul Bunyan, but you get the point. Are these creatures descendants of Angels? Another race of bipedal hominids? ALIENS? And no matter what they were - are they still around? This week we grab our slingshots and aim to find out. Plus, we talk our favorite Andre the Giant moments, discuss our favorite bar in the land of Giants (Alton, Il), and MOWENS makes his long awaited return to the lower 4th. All of that and more on the podcast that͛'s never met a giant, but got pretty close to one at the Silverdome in Detroit in ͚87 – Hysteria 51.







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Apr 30, 2018
Baltic Sea Anomaly: Downed UFO or Glacial Skid Mark? | 83
00:58:50
In 2011 a group of treasure hunters were searching the Baltic Sea when they came upon something they couldn't explain. Their sonar showed an image of some sort of...structure on the sea floor. It was somewhat round in shape and almost ship-like. Subsequent investigations have shed little light as to the structure's true identity, purpose, or origin. One thing is clear - it isn't a UFO (it's clearly a UFO). This week we break out our scuba gear and join the search. Plus, was Jar Jar Binks actually a Sith Lord? (Conspiracy Bot thinks so) What does century old champagne taste like? (money) And why is C-Bot watching bad Harrison Ford thrillers from 2 decades ago? (show prep) All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been to the bottom of the ocean, but we’re pretty sure that’s where the Gungans live - Hysteria 51.






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Apr 23, 2018
Behold a Pale Horse and Bill Cooper: Every Bad Conspiracy Tied Together | 82
01:02:33
Think of every half-baked conspiracy theory and bad UFO story you've ever heard. Now picture a book that ties them all together. And for bonus points, imagine it's actually a bunch of thinly veiled hate speech! Well, imagine no further my friends, because this week we dive into "Behold a Pale Horse" a book that for some unknown reason is still decently big in conspiracy circles (our guess is everyone buys it, but no one actually reads it). We then take a look at the book's crackpot author Bill Cooper, how he got to the place where he wrote the book, and what led to his being shot by authorities after allegedly proclaiming he would not be taken alive (his one prophecy that did turn out to be accurate). And here's the good news - after listening this week - you won't have to read the book! We do all the heavy lifting! We do these things because we care. Plus, we talk the conspiracy theorist we CAN get behind (Fox Mulder), we ponder the redemption status of Brent's "Book-It" stars (do those things expire?), and special guest Dr. Chris Cogswell of the Mad Scientist Podcast joins the show to help us break it all down. All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t often cover conspiracy theorists that literally believe in EVERYTHING, but when we do we wish it was Fox Mulder EVERY SINGLE TIME – Hysteria 51. 




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Apr 16, 2018
Numbers Stations: Spy Communication, Alien Radio Stations, or Something More Sinister? | 81
00:58:21
Why are there nearly untraceable radio broadcasts all around the world of seemingly random number sequences? What is their true purpose and who is behind them? Are these vestiges of Cold War spy-craft? A simplistic way for modern day terrorists to communicate? Or simply the most bizarre way to communicate with aliens this side of “Out Of This World” (you realize that was Burt Reynolds)? This week we head that the local RadioShack, get a cipher pad, and get to work. Plus, Conspiracy Bot decides he’s going to win the lottery (he won’t). We talk bad morning FM radio (we hate shows with too many drops and worthless characters). And we question how good Cuba actually is at this whole espionage thing (but man are they good at the sandwich thing). All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t in the spy game, but if we were we’d probably be a lot less James Bond and a lot more Austin Powers – Hysteria 51.




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Apr 09, 2018
Did Hitler Fake His Own Death? | 80
01:10:41
Adolph Hitler and his new wife Eva Braun committed suicide on April 30th, 1945 as they cowered in a bunker under Berlin. The Russians were literally at the doorstep and the Americans just a few miles away. There was no way out...or was there? Theories abound that Hitler didn't die that day , but rather orchestrated an elaborate ruse to get out of Germany and escape to one of many locations; Argentina? Spain? Antarctica? The Hollow Earth? If they did escape, what did they do when they arrived? Attempt to blend in with their neighbors (imagine that name popping up on the new neighbor's mailbox) and go on to live an ordinary life. Or, surreptitiously attempt to accumulate wealth and support to bring about the rise of the 4th Reich. We dig up the Führerbunker and go Nazi hunting this week. Plus, we welcome Joe Peck back to the show with open arms, Conspiracy Bot is a delight to be around, and Brent doesn't spend an inordinate amount of time laughing at his own jokes. All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always do April Fools shows, but when we do they involve the death of Hitler - Hysteria 51.






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Apr 01, 2018
The Phoenix Lights: Mass UFO Sighting or Mass Hysteria? | 79
01:07:32
If one guy says he saw a UFO - it's easy to dismiss. But what do you do when over 10,000 people in one state say they did? That's exactly what happened March 13th, 1997 throughout Arizona. They all describe something very similar too: several lights arranged in a triangular pattern slowly moving overhead. Was it a visit from E.T.? A top secret military project? Or swamp gas bouncing off a weather balloon coupled with flares and whatever else they can come up with? The H-51 I-Team investigates this week with the help of David Flora from the Blurry Photos Podcast! That's right - a odd pod crossover event right here in the lower 4th dimension! Plus, Conspiracy Bot orders a vial of The Rock's sweat (it made sense to him). We learn more about Goforth in the 90's than we ever wanted to know (two words:frosted tips). And we discover the real reason the Titanic sank (it might involve a demon). All that and more on the podcast that doesn’t believe EVERY conspiracy from 1997, but we KNOW there was more room on that door ROSE! Hysteria 51. 

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Mar 26, 2018
The Holy Grail: Holy Cup, Holy Bloodline, or Holy Hoax? | 78
01:01:31
This week you've chosen WISELY as we go in search of the cup of a carpenter and try to find the HOLY GRAIL. Or is it Jesus' kids we're looking for? Or the cup with Jesus' blood? I don't know but somehow Joseph of Arimathea is involved...and maybe King Arthur too. Confused yet? So is literally everyone throughout history that went in search of the Holy Grail (except Monty Python of course - they knew what was up). We grab our whips and fedoras this week to get to the bottom of it. Plus, Conspiracy Bot decides he's the second coming of Christ (he's not), Nazis somehow make their way into the episode (hey, if it's a supposedly powerful artifact that might or might not exist and is likely lost to time - Hitler searched for it), and we, of course, talk air speed velocities of unladen swallows (African AND European). All of that and more on the podcast that’s on a quest…to seek the Holy Grail - Hysteria 51.

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Mar 19, 2018
Project Serpo: The Intergalactic Scientist Exchange Program | 77
00:42:46
We all looked at the foreign exchange student in high school and wondered what that would be like. Now picture doing that almost 40 light years away! Enter Project Serpo - the alleged top-secret exchange program between the United States government and an alien planet called Serpo in the Zeta Reticuli star system. We sent 12 of our bravest (most naive?) scientists to Serpo...and they didn’t all return. What happened to those that stayed? Why were we so scared of those that returned? And, for the LOVE OF GOD why don’t we know any of their names? Plus, is there a better intergalactic cab driver than Bruce Willis in the 5th Element (no)? Brent and Conspiracy Bot notice some unselttling similarities (it’s a surprise to no one but them). And we finally determine if a Wal-Mart is a good unit of measurement (it is). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been to another planet but if we needed to send someone it would be Korben Dallas – Hysteria 51.







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Mar 12, 2018
Voynich Manuscript: Treasure Map or Alien Almanac? | 76
01:07:35
This week on Hysteria 51 we talk for over an HOUR about a 600 year old book! Still with us? While that's technically true - there's SO MUCH MORE TO THE STORY. The Voynich Manuscript is written in a language no one can read! Is it a cipher? A dead language? A secret map? Written by aliens? All of the above? Who knows - BUT there have some been new developments in the last few months. We'll bust out our decoder rings this week and try to crack the code. Plus, Conspiracy Bot finds a new hobby (it involves felony B&E), Joe Peck joins the show for the last time (C-Bot has his pincers crossed), and our friends from the Twisted Ten make their triumphant return (surprised they agreed after the debacle that was the Flat Earth Round Table they were a part of). All of that and more on the podcast that loves to trade recipes, but only does it in indecipherable codes, ciphers, and languages – Hysteria 51.

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Mar 05, 2018
Grey Aliens: Alien Abductors or Nonsense | 75
01:07:51
The Greys - they're the archetype alien. When someone even says the world "alien" - they likely picture a "Grey". You're thinking of them right now - little grey dude...big black eyes...over-sized and round head. Heck, look at our logo - that's a Grey. Is the image just so common now that every loon who says they've been abducted comes back with some version of the traditional Grey image? Or, is it so prevalent because this ACTUALLY IS the group of extra-terrestrials that regularly visit our planet? And if so, is there only one type? Are they actually aliens at all or a version of ourselves from the future? We probe the matter DEEP this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot tries to make a kitty quesadilla (he fails), Joe Peck invites himself into the kitchen at Taco Bell (he succeeds), and Brent has multiple restraining orders leveraged against him thanks to C-Bot (success or failure on this one depends on your perspective). All of that and more on the podcast that loves ALL the GREYS except maybe the 50 Shades kind – Hysteria 51

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Feb 26, 2018
Operation Northwoods: America's False Flag Operation | 74
00:52:43
Those tin foil hat types are at it again. Talking about a "conspiracy" by the US Government to attack our own cities and military targets just to blame another country so we could invade them...that would NEVER HAPPEN. Wait...hold on...I'm reading...yep, actually not only is it not crazy, it's confirmed to have been planned! That's right, in the early 60's the JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF approved a false flag operation called Operation Northwoods that would authorize attacks on our own military targets, instigate hijackings, and bomb American cities. THEN, plant false evidence implicating Fidel Castro and communist Cuba...so we had a reason to invade. But why were we so willing to hurt our own people? Who was really behind the cover-up? Did JFK die for his refusal to move forward with the plan? This week we spend a Havana Night getting to the bottom of it. Plus, Brent is implicated in the death of JFK (by Conspiracy Bot), somehow there's a discussion about Northern Exposure (remember when Paul Provenza was on?), and C-Bot decides he was a fan of Nero (the most unsurprising news of the week). All of that and more on the podcast that loves EVERYTHING from Cuba; it’s cigars…its sandwiches…even its Petes! – Hysteria 51.

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Feb 19, 2018
Nazi Bell: Mega Weapon? UFO? Time Machine? Hoax? | 73
00:57:16
The year is 1945 and things aren’t going well for Hitler and the Third Reich. Time is up for Adolph and everyone knows it. Everyone that is but Hitler himself. As the walls begin to close in he puts even more resources into his Wunderwaffe or Wonder Weapons. The prize of the lot? A bell shaped machine potentially capable of destroying everything and everyone in it’s path...or perhaps even altering time itself. We all know how the story ends – the Allies win the war, Germany is split, and the face of the world changes. But what happened to this secret Nazi project? Did it actually even exist? Was Hitler on the verge of using the Nazi Bell to change history forever and if so, where is it now? And what does it have to do with a UFO sighting in Pennsylvania 20 years later? Join us as we go behind enemy lines and ring out the truth this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot's comedy career goes on hold (thank all that is Holy), the fellas KILL IT with with their German accents (not really), and John continues to confuse the conspiracies on the show with Nazi Zombies from Call of Duty (no surprise there). All of that and more on the podcast that wasn’t around for WW2, but if we were we’d definitely have wanted to serve under Lt Aldo Rain – Hysteria 51.

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Feb 12, 2018
Winchester Mystery House: Supernatural Secret or Crazy's Castle? | 72
01:03:09
Why would the widower of one of the world's largest gun companies take over 36 years to build a mansion with 160 rooms, staircases that lead to nowhere, trap doors, and secret passageways? Was she simply a crazy old woman with too much time and money on her hands? Or was she doing everything in her power to bewilder and confuse the spirits of those killed by the blood money of the family business? The Winchester rifle DID win the west after all. We bust out our protractors and repeating rifles this week to figure it out. Plus, 2 of our 3 hosts have actually been to the location in question this week so you'd think that would give us a better than usual insight (it doesn't), is Christie Brinkley an actress (duh, have you seen Vacation?), and C-Bot tries to break up Brent's marriage (again). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t have a mystery house, but if we did it would be just like the one in Webster – Hysteria 51.







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Feb 05, 2018
Bigfoot: America's Favorite Cryptid | 71
01:10:02
Bigfoot - sometimes a topic needs no introduction and this is one of them. But just in case you stumbled across this podcast by dumb luck and know nothing about cryptids OR you've been living in a bomb shelter, cut off from the world, à la Brendan Fraser in Blast From the Past - here's a quick rundown. It's purportedly a large, hairy, ape-like creature that roams the U.S's Pacific Northwest. While there have been 1000s of sightings, 100s of footprints, and dozens of alleged videos taken of the legend - not one bone, skull, or any other other piece of true forensic evidence has ever been produced substantiating the simian beast's existence. So, is this a lost species that is either too good at hiding or too endangered to be found? Or, if this the greatest self perpetuating hoax of all-time? We strap on our hiking boots and do some tree knocking to get to the bottom of it this week. Plus, C-Bot has a disturbing notion of what one should bring with them to the zoo (we don't know why he needed bleach and plumber's putty), we talk the ins and outs of Bigfoot finding himself (even a Sasquatch can spend his formative years backpacking through Europe), and Brent adds a new voice to his repertoire (Frankenstein's Bigfoot anyone?). All of that and more on the podcast that has not only seen Bigfoot, but ate it too…a lot of it...from Pizza Hut - Hysteria 51.







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Jan 29, 2018
Majestic 12: The Real Men In Black | 70
00:52:47
Is there a secret, clandestine organization inside the U.S. Government responsible for the identification, investigation, and obfuscation of all extra-terrestrial activity on Earth? If so, they're called The Majestic 12 and were started back in the 40's by Truman right around the time of Roswell. But, the theory has its skeptics - INCLUDING members of the very UFO community it calls home. Is it real or just an elaborate hoax to sell books? The H 51 I-Team gives you the answers this week (well, our opinions...but close enough). Plus, we completely agree with something MUFON says, C-Bot quotes something from this decade, and a clip from Fox News is played on the show (all of the above is true and no it isn't April Fools!). All of that and more on the podcast that absolutely believes in government conspiracies, but only in the truly evil ones, and luckily we know the difference - Hysteria 51.





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Jan 22, 2018
Remote Viewing: Human Evolution or Hippie Crap? | 69
00:47:08
Ever wondered what it would be like to be able to see anything, anywhere, at any time? All you have to do is THINK about it and you can see it INSIDE OF YOUR OWN MIND. Sounds cool, right? But no one can do that. That’s the kind of stuff you read in comics and see in movies. In fact, wasn’t that what Patrick Stewart did for like 10 years in those X-Men Movies? It’s called Remote Viewing and not everyone thinks it’s just science fiction. That includes conspiracy theorists, new age philosophers, that one professor you had in college that would smoke weed with his students, and THE U.S. FREAKIN’ GOVERNMENT! Who spent over 2 decades and millions of dollars studying the phenomenon (and of course how they could use it for spying). Is it a real, trainable skill that human beings are only now learning to unlock the potential of, or just another waste of taxpayer time and money by good ol’ Uncle Sam? We open up our third eyes and go investigating this week. Plus, we talk walrus people milking (don’t worry though, no spoilers), C-Bot claims to have access to world’s NEST cams (he doesn’t – we hope), and we find a reason to mention Bill Brasky (never enough of those). All of that and more on the podcast that considers itself a leader in remote viewing…if by remote viewing we mean viewing TV with a remote – Hysteria 51.





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Jan 15, 2018
Ouija Boards: Satan's Cell Phone or a Gimmick for Goofs? | 68
00:54:28
The Ouija Board. It’s a simple children’s game. Nothing more than cardboard and plastic. An alphabet laid out for kids to spell out messages and pretend the ghost did it. A plaything for the over active imagination and a tool for the manipulative mind. Nothing more. The Ouija Board. Not a simple children’s game but much, much more. While it looks like nothing more than cardboard and plastic – appearances can be a deceiving. It’s a summoning tool that in the best of circumstances awakens spirits that should be left in slumber. And in the worst of circumstances opens doors to places that shouldn’t be opened…and sometime can’t be closed. Demons don’t like to be disturbed… But which is true? Is Hasbro selling a tool of the devil? Or are thousands of idiots spending their time on YouTube videoing themselves with a children’s toy? We examine the history, weigh each side, then dive into the battle and find out for ourselves as we hit the road and test out a Ouija board in the field. Plus, was Bozo the Clown actually a demon who sent kids to hell? Joe Peck joins the show and spends most of it telling the ghosts they’re all cowards. And the fellas actually try to summon a demon on the air (and we don’t mean C-Bot). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never accidentally summoned a demon from the gates of hell, but if we did we know we’d call Bill Murray to help - Hysteria 51.





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Jan 08, 2018
The Peoria Plague | 67
00:57:58
In 1972 the WUHN radio station out of Peoria Illinois did something most radio stations had stopped doing long ago, they put on a live radio drama - the Peoria Plague. With its roots in Night of the Living Dead and War of the Worlds, it is a piece that has truly stood the test of time to become one of the great dramas in radio history…and yet most people have not heard of it. There are no original copies to be found, just copies of a copy of a copy that survive in the public domain. But that doesn’t stop Producer Lisa this week as she goes hunting Zombies with the help of Conspiracy Bot while Brent and John have the week off. Will C-Bot try and poison her? Does an old timey audio drama still hold up to this day? Will you even miss Brent and John? Find out next on the podcast that loves zombies and producers that give the hosts the week off – Hysteria 51.





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Jan 01, 2018
Haunted Congress Hotel: Secret Rooms, Ghosts, and Shadow People | 66
01:04:46
On the south edge of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile – Michigan Avenue – sits the historic Congress Hotel. Originally known for its opulence, it hosted national leaders and foreign dignitaries alike. But almost since its doors opened it’s also been known for something more sinister – it’s hauntings. From tales of trapped construction workers, to the elevator shafts that allegedly claimed so many lives, to the shocking number of suicides – the Congress is said to have seen its unfair share of death. Do ghouls now lurk its halls as guests sleep? Time to put our money where our mouth is and see for ourselves. We’ll take this show on the road to see if the Congress is truly haunted or if it’s just another urban legend to help sell ghost hunting kits. We go ghostbustin’ this week on Hysteria 51. Plus, Joe Peck returns to the show and brings us actual holy water from Jerusalem in case things get weird (no luck on the piece of the True Cross), Conspiracy Bot installs blast doors on the studio in an attempt to persuade the fellas to take him on the ghost hunt (would you let him loose in downtown Chicago?), and in an unrelated matter Conspiracy Bot no longer has access to a credit card (it’s related). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t stay at haunted hotels often, but when we do, they’re only the nicest haunted hotels – Hysteria 51.





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Dec 25, 2017
Krampus – The Christmas Demon: Hysteria 51 Celebrates the Holidays | 65
01:05:52
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and you know what that means. Stockings, snowmen, hot chocolate, nativity scenes, gingerbread men, horned goat half demons that will drag children to hell. That’s right, to go right along with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick, there’s a more sinister Christmas character lurking beneath the shadows. Krampus – the Christmas Demon! Santa might bring gifts for good little girls and boys – Krampus doesn’t. The hairy beast hits bad kids with sticks and sometimes even throws them in his sack to take back to hell. This week we fire up the Hysteria Sleigh and explore the legend. Plus, are non-Christmas Christmas movies actually Christmas movies (trust us, it’ll make sense)? Conspiracy Bot does his best Clark Griswold. And the fellas exchange Christmas gifts (just be glad they didn’t buy for you). So throw another yule log on the fire, grab a glass of eggnog and cozy up for one hell of a Christmas tradition as we celebrate the holidays the only way we know how on the podcast that doesn’t always do a holiday episode, but when it does…does it right – Hysteria 51.





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Dec 18, 2017
Satanic Panic: Metal, Black Stuff, & Devil Worship (or just the 80s) | 64
01:40:08
Remember that year or two in the 80s when you weren't allowed to do anything? Yeah - this week's topic was pretty much the problem. The "Satanic Panic" was this all too real period mostly during the 80s that America's housewives knew their kid's souls were being stolen by "beelzebub", Ozzy, and anyone else they were listening to on that "devil machine". The problem with this joke is real people suffered. Real lives were lost and the "devil" had nothing to do with any of it. We break out our black t-shirts, dye our hair, and get to the HYSTERIA (too obvious?) behind it all this week. Plus, C-Bot makes it as a comedian (he thinks), Brent goes chaotic neutral (an upgrade?), and the boys welcome a "pentagram" of guests (it really was an accident). All of that an more on the podcast that’s never been the victim of Satanic Ritual Abuse, but if they were they're sure it would be at the hands…check that…pincers…of Conspiracy Bot - Hysteria 51.





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Dec 11, 2017
Hollow Earth: Aliens, Giants, and Nazis! Oh My! | 63
00:52:27
The Hollow Earth – the belief by some that instead of a molten core and other science-y things, that instead there’s an entire other world just inside our Earth’s crust. Ancient civilizations? Sure! Dinosaurs. Of course. Another sun? How else would they see? Aliens? Why not! Nazis to make fun of? Well, this wouldn’t be Hysteria 51 if there weren’t. But where does this belief come from? How do so many civilizations throughout history share a similar belief of holes in the polar icecaps that take you to this mythical Shangri-La? And…bear with us here…what if? What if, defying logic, science, and really all rational thought there is something more just beneath our feet? This week we grab our spelunking gear and set out to get to the core of the matter. Plus, Conspiracy Bot hopes to pursue a career in comedy (he can’t), we find a new whack-a-doo society that we’re hoping will give the Flat Earthers a run for their money (they can’t), and Brent endeavors to teach us about the physics of giants (he can’t). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been inside the Hollow Earth, but if you want to buy a nice piece of land down there – we know a guy – Hysteria 51.





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Dec 04, 2017
The Watseka Wonder & The Roff House: America's First Spiritual Possession | 62
01:03:47
In the late 1800's the sleepy town of Watseka, Illinois saw a series of strange and mysterious events involving the tragic death of one young girl and the beguiling illness of another. The mysterious story allegedly ended with America's first documented case of spiritual possession. From remote viewing, to necromancy, seances and spiritualism to hauntings and angels, this story has it all. But the larger question remains – did a an actual possession take place? Or, was a grieving family just taken advantage of by a spiritualist huckster? This week we get into the spirit of things for the haunting of the the Roff house and the legend of the "Watseka Wonder". Plus, somehow the finer points of Peter Jackson's work are discussed (Meet the Feebles and Dead Alive, duh), the fellas get to the bottom of the "water cure" (spoiler alert - this isn't Oprah telling you to drink more of it), and Harley Covington from the Travel Oddities Podcast joins the show! All of that and more on the podcast that's never been possessed by the dead, but if we were we'd definitely want it to be Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin – Hysteria 51.





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Nov 27, 2017
Battle of Los Angeles: WW2 Battle Over L.A. or Aliens? | 61
00:56:17
In the early morning hours of February 25th, 1942 the US military fired over 1400 anti aircraft shells and thousands of .50 caliber rounds into the night sky over Los Angeles…at something. The question is, what were they firing at? In the chaos a single photo was taken. In the photo, amidst the artillery, flak, and chaos, was a mysterious craft with searchlights trained on it...a craft with a distinctly saucer shape. Had World War II hit the mainland United States? Or was this a different type of battle altogether...the intergalactic type? We lace up our boots and join the fight this week. Plus, the boys discuss the benefits of having a Secretary of WAR (there are many), Conspiracy Bot gets a man-cave...err...bot-cave (hey it helps keep the neighbor's cats safe), and Joe Peck joins the show for the last time (we mean it this time). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always shoot first and ask questions later, but when we do we make SURE it’s directly at Nazis - Hysteria 51.





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Nov 20, 2017
Project Montauk - Stranger Things are Afoot in New York | 60
00:57:09
On the eastern tip of Long Island New York sits the sleepy town of Montauk. It’s a summertime getaway for New York’s affluent and also happens to be the home of one of the darkest conspiracy theories in US history – the “Project Montauk ”. Allegedly a special ops black site where children were kidnapped, brainwashed, and experimented on, dissected, and killed. The purposes of which ranged from mind control, remove viewing, and ESP to telekinesis and ripping holes in space time. Were thousands of children turned into the telekinetic super soldiers…or is this just the mad ramblings of some weird old men. We’ll journey into the upside down to find out. Plus, Brent professes his love for Wynona (Judd), the boys have an uncomfortable debate about the pronunciation of Winona’s first name (Ryder), and Joe Peck joins the show for the last time (C-Bot means it this time). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always pick topics that have TV shows loosely based on them, but when we do it’s always Stranger Things – Hysteria 51.





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Nov 13, 2017
Pyramids of Giza – Egyptian Tombs or Alien Gas Stations? | 59
01:02:46
Pharaohs and fortune, gods and gold, magic and murder, tombs and treasure. That’s just a little of the mythology evoked when you mention the pyramids. These ancient buildings in the dessert are shrouded in mystery and steeped in legend. And though there are literally 1000s of ancient pyramids all across the world, when you say “the pyramids” to almost anyone they think of that same place: the Giza Pyramid Complex. With mysteries such as the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx, these ancient wonders leave experts with more questions than answers. What is their true purpose? Who actually built them? Could they have been 1000s of years old when the Egyptians found them? And, of course, how were the aliens involved? This week we dust off our fedoras, pack up the camels, and go in search of the truth. Plus, a programming error makes Conspiracy Bot nice (we hope it’s permanent), Giorgio Tsoukalos stops by the show to tell us about ALIENS (not really but we play clips), and why don’t people eat inside Pizza Hut anymore (unless it’s across from the Sphinx)? All of that and more on the podcast that has NO IDEA where the pyramids came from and we’re definitely not saying it was aliens, but it was aliens - Hysteria 51.





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Nov 06, 2017
Knights of the Golden Circle – Secret Society that Killed Lincoln? | 58
01:02:10
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln. A secret confederate treasure train. The outlaw Jesse James. The falsified death of John Wilkes Booth. A second American Civil War. Secret codes, false identities, and hidden treasures. They might all sound like plot devices of the latest Nic Cage flick, but they’re actually all parts of the story of the Knights of the Golden Circle. An alleged secret society of southern sympathizers who were around well before the Civil War began and went underground when it ended. This secret society with masonic roots is also said to have birthed the Klu Klux Klan and buried a treasure somewhere in the US so valuable that treasure hunters still seek it to this day. Were the Knights of the Golden Circle a well-organized and extraordinarily funded machine with a pro-slavery / racist agenda pushing the US towards a second civil war? Or was it a hapless band of racist idiots that printed a few fliers and came up with what they thought was a cool name and handshake? The H-51 I-Team investigates. Plus, contest winner Ryan Nolan joins the show to tell us why he suggested this topic, C Bot mends fences with Nic Cage while simultaneously accusing him of assassinating Lincoln, and we learn that the best mercenaries are always black market antiquities dealers (don’t ask). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t do ALL of our research in Nic Cage movies – just most of it - Hysteria 51.





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Oct 30, 2017
Shadow People: Interdimensional Boogeymen or Figments of Sleep Deprived Imaginations? | 57
01:05:30
You're laying in bed half asleep, half awake and see something out of the corner of your eye. Did that shadow just move? No, that's silly. Shadows don't move. But, then again...it really seemed like it moved...there it is again..but closer...and closer. It's our ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SHOW and it's time to talk Shadow People! Shadow people are thought by many to be conscious, intelligent, interdimensional beings that can move in and out of our dimension at will. And these bad boys aren't here just to play canasta. They are reported to paralyze their victims, drain them of energy, and do much, much worse. We go hunting in the dark to find out more. Plus, we play some of our favorite clips from Halloween movies (fun!). Conspiracy Bot gets legs (bad idea!). And the show is joined by JP Doyal of Just Paranormal (horrible idea for him!). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always see shadow people, but when we do it means 6 more weeks of HALLOWEEN - Hysteria 51.





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Oct 23, 2017
The Secret Space Program - America's Spaceship Battle Squadron | 56
00:54:40
Battleship armadas, space stations, Martian colonies, and moon bases - no, this isn't the newest Michael Bay flick - it's what's happening in our solar system RIGHT NOW! Welcome to the Secret Space Program. With roots dating back to WW2 (why are the Nazis always involved in this crap?) - do we have an intergalactic fleet of ships patrolling the universe to keep the Earth safe? Some people, even some with (loose) military ties - say we do. Heck - that laser thing Ronnie Ray-Gun was working on in the 80's was called Star Wars. Do we need more proof than that? We take the show into WARP speed and see what's really on the Dark Side of the Moon (great album). Plus, was Thor actually a member of the Wonder Twins (obviously)? The fellas can't settle the Star Trek vs Star Wars debate (obviously). And we learn Conspiracy Bot's favorite character in either franchise is the Borg (OBVIOUSLY). All of that and more on the podcast that's never made the Kessel run, but if we did we're sure we could do it in less than 12 parsecs – Hysteria 51.





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Oct 16, 2017
The Mysterious Disappearance of Flight MH 370 | 55
01:19:38
On March 8th 2014 Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing with 239 souls on board. It never arrived and no one knows for sure where it went. Did it crash into the ocean? Was there a terrorist attack? What could make a 380 ton airplane disappear off of the face of the earth? Where did it go? Who was actually flying? Was there a larger plan at work? Or was it just a series of unfortunate events that ended in the tragic deaths of all on board? To this day the body of the plane has not been located, speculation runs rampant, and no one can conclusively answer – what happened to flight MH 370? The H 51 I-Team investigates (with the help of the Secret Transmission Podcast!) Plus, Conspiracy Bot decides he wants his pilots license.The tie between Derek Zoolander and the Malaysian Prime Minister is explored. And we pay homage to the best aeronautical movie of all time, Airplane! All of that and more on the podcast that would take a lot more flights if we weren't on the no fly list - Hysteria 51.





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Oct 09, 2017
Polybius: The Arcade Game that Kills | 54
00:53:59
Ever played a video game and felt almost addicted? We've all been there. Then you get nauseous, have horrible nightmares, suffer from convulsions, and maybe even die? Oh wait, the Street Fighter 2 marathon didn't do that? Well, a mysterious arcade game in the outskirts of Portland, Oregon did in the early 80's. Polybius, allegedly only in a few arcades, was under constant surveillance by (you guessed it) men IN BLACK SUITS. Soon after it appeared, the mysterious arcade game vanished without warning—leaving no record of its existence. Did the game really exist? If so was it some sort of mind control experiment by the government, or something even more far fetched? Could it have been a testing ground to find the best and the brightest future stars of the US military? The H 51 I-Team investigates (but mostly just plays video games). Plus, is C Bot's favorite game Global Thermonuclear War or Tic Tac Toe (hint: is isn't Tic Tac Toe)? Who's the best at Dig Dug (hint: it isn't Brent). And is the Power Glove just...so bad (yes, of course it is). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never had our mind controlled by a video game, but HAS controlled a video game with our minds...and forearms...and fists – Hysteria 51.





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Oct 02, 2017
Sea Monsters | 53
01:18:47
Over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered in water. And over 95% of that waterscape is unexplored. What lurks beneath the surface? Are there unknown beasts in the deep of imaginable size, ready to eat ships and destroy cities? Are there breeding populations of thought extinct fish, reptiles, and even dinosaurs? This week we’ll dive in deep and release the Kraken to find out. Plus, should the boys scrap C Bot in lieu of a Jaeger? (Yes) Can C Bot lift Thor’s hammer? (No) And are all the best sea monsters found at Red Lobster? (Of course) All of that and more on the podcast that prefers its sea monsters with a little butter and lemon – Hysteria 51.





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Sep 25, 2017
Somerton Man - Australian Cold Case or International Spy Conspiracy? | 52
01:09:05
A recently deceased man's body is discovered on an Australian beach. No signs of foul play and at first glance it appears to be just another unremarkable death. But then... The man can't be identified...with any database...anywhere on the planet. All tags have been removed from his clothing, taking away the ability to even trace their country of origin. A small scrap of paper is found in his possession with two words in Persian, torn from a rare first edition book by a 12th century poet. Oh, and that natural death? Might not have been so natural. And that's just the tip of the iceberg in what is considered Australia's most perplexing cold case. The Somerton Man case has it all; love triangles, spy games, and even ciphers! Every good mystery needs a cipher. The H51 I-Team investigates. Plus, we discuss the various ways to die or get eaten in Australia, the return of C-Bot's homicidal tendencies, and the return of the WHEEL OF CONSPIRACIES! All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t from the Land Down Under, but we sure like to party like we are – Hysteria 51.





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Sep 18, 2017
Area 51 | 51
01:23:08
In this very special episode of Hysteria 51 we take an introspective look back at the show over the years and the socioeconomic...hahahahah...I can't. Nope, for our 51st episode we talk our (sorta) namesake - Area 51. What's there? What isn't? Do the aliens only communicate with Data from Star Trek? Plus, C-Bot compares the show to Rouge One (he just likes the robot), can a patty melt be classified as a cheeseburger (a debate ensues), and are Lego sets really Area 51 starter kits (was there ever a doubt)? All of that and more on the podcast that can’t quite believe we’ve actually made it to 51 episodes – Hysteria 51.

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Sep 11, 2017
HAARP: The US Government's Weather Manipulator | 50
01:01:05
Can the government "weaponize" the weather? Are cataclysmic natural events around the world actually the result of an even colder war taking place between enemy states? If so, how would they do it? Enter HAARP - the The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program in Alaska. To some - a harmless antennae field in the middle of nowhere Alaska put in place to help study and expand worldwide communication abilities. But to others (ya know, the woke types) it's a microwave on steroids ready to cause the next great tsunami or burn up a foreign dictator like an ant under a magnifying glass. But where lies the truth? The H51 I-team investigates. Plus, C Bot has a new money making scheme (it isn't very good), he has a new rap, (it too isn't very good), and he stars in a new episodes of Bag and Bot (also not very good). All of that and more on the podcast that can’t control the weather, but certainly likes to make it rain - Hysteria 51.

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Sep 04, 2017
Nazis and the Occult | 49
01:07:46
While they were busy losing the war, the Nazi's were also failing at acquiring another type of power - supernatural. And while we know these wastes of oxygen did unequivocally lose the war...some wonder about their success in the other. Did they capture the power magick in their final hours? Creating super soldiers, conducting mind control, and reanimating the dead? Not to mention chatting with aliens and building a secret base in Antarctica. Plus, what's the best way to kill Nazi zombies? (Call of Duty) What's the best Indiana Jones movie? (Last Crusade) And is Crystal Skulls considered canon? (Not by us). All of that and more on the podcast that prefers our Nazis as zombies in video games – Hysteria 51.

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Aug 28, 2017
DB Cooper - The Only Unsolved Plane Hijacking in US History | 48
01:05:55
Remember in Ocean's Eleven when George Clooney boarded a plane wearing a dark suit and tie and opened his brief case showing a bomb to the flight attendant and hijacked the plane? Then he demanded 200K in cash, four parachutes and food for the crew before releasing all the passengers. Classic Clooney amirite?!? Then 45 minutes after takeoff, Clooney sent the flight attendant to the cockpit while donning the parachute, tied the bank bag full of the money to himself, and jumped into the night. When the plane landed, all they found were two leftover parachutes and the tie Clooney had been wearing...our suave protagonist was never caught...classic Clooney! OK - that wasn't actually from Ocean's Eleven and George Clooney wasn't involved - but it ACTUALLY DID HAPPEN! That's the basic story behind the mysterious hijacking and disappearance of DB Cooper in the Pacific Northwest in the early 70s. Did he actually get away with the only unsolved hijacking in US History? Could he have survived the jump? Where did the money go? Is a bourbon and soda the suavest drink to order while hijacking a plane? Plus, Nicolas Cage threatens Conspiracy Bot (he didn't like Captain Correli’s Violin), we discuss the unfortunate turn Nic's movies have taken as of late, and also talk our favorite CAGE flicks. So, yeah, in retrospect...lots of Nic Cage. All of that and more on the podcast that believes the only good airplane to hijack is CON AIR – Hysteria 51.

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Aug 21, 2017
Nibiru: Planet X and the Reptilians | 47
00:56:44
Ever throw a great party only to have it crashed by an unexpected guest that shows up and ruins the whole thing? Eats all the guacamole, drinks all the beer, is actually an ancient alien civilization and/ or a rogue planet spiraling across the universe? You know, that ol' chestnut. Well, that's exactly what some people think is in our future when the (yet to be discovered) planet Nibiru comes calling later this year, or in a few hundred years, or when its (yet to be discovered) sun drags it this way. So yeah - we talk through that. Plus, is Sansa Stark a valuable member of the X-Men? Why is John singing showtunes? And the fellas figure out how to easily shut Conspiracy Bot up (hint: it's related to John's singing). All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t rooting for the alien apocalypse, but we’re not really rooting for Jean Grey either – Hysteria 51.

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Aug 14, 2017
Demons and Exorcisms | 46
01:13:38
It's split pea soup and spinning head week on Hysteria 51 as we take on demons and exorcisms! We take a look at some well known demonic entities from all across the world (not just Conspiracy Bot this time), dive deeper into the Catholic Church and exorcisms, and take a look at some famous demon hunters throughout history (and no that isn't a World of Warcraft reference). Plus, is Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel really the Mothman? Was Conspiracy Bot really possessed by Jeff Bezos? And can you win the spiritual battle for your soul by taking more baths? All of that and more on the podcast that has never had an exorcism, but loves a good jazzercism – Hysteria 51.

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Aug 07, 2017
Flat Earth Roundtable pt 2 | 45
01:28:47
Had enough flat earth yet? Us either. This week we continue our flat earth roundtable with 2 flat earth experts (feels like a weird word to use there, but hey they know their argument), guys from NASA and SpaceX, and an astrophysicist. We find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real-ly into their arguments. Plus, did dinosaurs actually exists? (Yes) Do flat earthers believe they did? (No) And is "ball-earth" a derogatory term? (We still aren't sure) All of that and more on the podcast that might not think the Earth is flat, but seems to do a lot of episodes on it regardless - Hysteria 51. 

David Weiss DITRH YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz6s_ScG0PZThdwhKsUFSRw The Flat Earth Podcast https://www.flatearthpodcast.com/ 
Jaren from Jeranism YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS_FY5mR4g22L_E9t1D_ExQ The Twisted Ten http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/thetwistedten

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Jul 31, 2017
Flat Earth Roundtable pt 1 | 44
01:21:42
This week's show is a bit different. Don't get us wrong, it's still bad jokes and less than accurate information. Only this time it's in roundtable form! Round table...but FLAT EARTH! See what we did there? Joining us are pundits from both sides of the aisle...or disk...or sphere. We've got 2 Youtube all stars on the flat earth side (Jeran of Jeranism and David Weiss of DITRH) and then Adam and Tach of The Twisted Ten fame (oh and they happen to work at NASA and Space X). And if that weren't enough we threw in Astrophysicist Greg Finn to help stir the pot. We dive into whether or not flat earthers use the scientific method, whether or not gravity exists, and whether or not the moon is actually made of cheese (our fingers are still crossed). All of that and more on the podcast that still firmly believes EVERY day should be International Pancake Day - Hysteria 51. 

David Weiss DITRH YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz6s_ScG0PZThdwhKsUFSRw 
The Flat Earth Podcast https://www.flatearthpodcast.com/ 
Jaren from Jeranism YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS_FY5mR4g22L_E9t1D_ExQ 
The Twisted Ten http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/thetwistedten

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Jul 24, 2017
Nikola Tesla | 43
01:07:27
Time travel, earthquake machines, and death-rays. No, not former WWE tag teams, but rather just a few of the thousands of inventions Nikola Tesla might have been responsible for. This brilliant (albeit batsh*t) inventor and scientist revolutionized the modern world as we know it and is even known as the father of electricity. But, how far did he take it? Was he talking to aliens? Did he create a death-ray? How was he the only man that could cure Mark Twain's constipation? These burning Tesla questions and more this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot gets a toe (Canadian), the boys drink Zomething Zifferent (retro), and somehow Joe Peck makes it back on the show (bribery). All of that and more on the podcast that reminds you that AC/DC does NOT in fact stand for Anti Christ Devil’s Child – Hysteria 51.

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Jul 17, 2017
Roswell UFO Crash | 42
01:09:07
In July 1947 something crashed in the desert outside of Roswell, New Mexico. Was it an alien aircraft? A top secret military experiment? A ham sandwich? There are literally 1000s of theories as to what actually happened in the grandaddy of all UFO incidents. In this week's episode we get to the bottom of it...well, maybe not, but we present all sides of this story concisely...well, maybe it's just best to say we talk about Roswell! Plus, child slaves on Mars, homosexual frog engineering, and Conspiracy Bot gets into rap. All of that and more on the podcast that has never been mistaken for a weather balloon – Hysteria 51.

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Jul 10, 2017
Music Conspiracies | 41
01:10:45
Tupac, Paul McCartney, and Elvis walk into a bar...ok there really isn't an end to that joke, BUT there ARE a ton of folks out there that believe two of them are still alive (and Paul is dead)! Not to mention Beyoncé and Jay Z are running the Illuminati and Kurt Cobain was murderded by Courtney Love...allegedly. This week's episode gets to the heart of some long runnning music conspiracies. Plus, Conspiracy Bot finds his new favorite artist (with an 8 Track on his back), Brent quotes Frank Sinatra (when trying to quote Elvis), and Stevie Nicks has drugs blown up her butt. All of that and more on the podcast that is SURE that Elvis Presley...is still dead – Hysteria 51.

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Jul 03, 2017
Mandela Effect | 40
00:57:51
Could we all be sliding through space and time, switching dimensions like yesterday's underwear? Or, could we just have really bad memories?! We get to the bottom of it this week as we dive into the Mandela Effect. How is it possible, that collectively, we all remember movies that didn't exist, song lyrics that were never written, and even monocles that were never worn? Plus, R2D2 makes an appearance, we meet Conspiracy Bot's arch nemesis (1 guess), and an 80s hair band creates our new segment bumper. All of that and more on the podcast that was SURE of a lot of things, but isn't so sure anymore – Hysteria 52.

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Jun 26, 2017
Up All Night | 39
00:58:06
This week's show is the inaugural edition of H51 "Up All Night". No set topic or agenda - just your favorite hosts (and Brent) bantering about all things conspiracy theory, mystery, unusual, and unexplained. Plus, is the Mothman actually just a drone? Is disclosure imminent (no, not the Michael Douglas movie)? And is this actually Joe Peck's last appearance on the show? All of that and more on the podcast that really just needed a week off from research - Hysteria 51.

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Jun 19, 2017
Crop Circles | 38
01:04:59
All around the world mysterious circles, patterns, and shapes have appeared in farmer's crops for decades, if not centuries. But what are they? Could alien life be communicating with us? Does the Earth hold untold mysteries that create the phenomena in the fields? Or, are there just a bunch of jerks out there that like stomping down the crops of these poor farmers? Plus, are aliens actually just searching for the Beatles? Is the Church of the Dude an actual church? And another edition of British Announcer Guy and Conspiracy Bot (now formally called Bag & Bot!). All of that and more on the podcast that is available to do weddings - Hysteria 51.

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Jun 12, 2017
Was HH Holmes Jack the Ripper | 37
00:57:27
Jack the Ripper and H.H. Holmes are two of the most prolific Gilded Age serial killers. The former terrorizing prostitutes in London while the latter killed unsuspecting Chicago women fresh off the train. But what if it was actually the same man? What if H.H. Holmes traveled the Atlantic in the late summer of 1888 to satiate his bloodlust. Hey, everyone needs a vacation. This week we dive into the similarities between the two and examine the possibility that Holmes WAS The Ripper. Plus, can a majestic mustache actually hypnotize you? Weighing the pros and cons of traveling with children vs murder. And Conspiracy Bot finally jumps the shark on our intros. All of that and more on the podcast that is SURE of one thing and that’s that John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald were definitively the same man – Hysteria 51.

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Jun 05, 2017
Haunting of the RMS Queen Mary | 36
00:57:07
Lots of ships out there claim to be haunted, but not many can claim over 150 ghosts! This week’s topic does just that. The RMS Queen Mary was an active ship for over 30 years before being turned into a hotel in the LBC (that’s Long Beach, California for those of you low on street cred). We dive in to history and mystery behind these ghouls. Where did they come from? Why are they angry? If you’re a second class ghost why wouldn’t you move to first class (you can literally walk through walls)? We also ask the questions that other podcasts are afraid to ask. How does a chef get cooked in his own oven? What does a spirit nicknamed “Half Hatch Harry” have to do with Austin Powers? Are proton packs the best line of defense against spirits? Plus, Conspiracy Bot answers an email…sort of, we go over the pros and cons of gingerbread as building material, and the fellas discuss Bob Hope’s frontier days. All of that and more on the podcast that wishes it was always on a haunted boat – Hysteria 51.





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May 29, 2017
H.H. Holmes | 35
01:29:45
Imagine this Zillow listing: This charming and spacious 3 floor hotel has been lovingly maintained by the original owner for years! Interestingly angled, narrow corridors with…mood lighting. Dead ends and generous stairways that lead nowhere but are nonetheless magical. Many rooms are lined with asbestos-coated steel plates, completely soundproofed, and equipped with special peepholes…some even come with open gas pipes! The second story also features trapdoors, secret passageways, and large greased shafts leading directly to the cellar. The cellar has all the charm of a medieval doctor’s office complete with acid tank, quicklime vats, a dissection table, and an “elasticity determinator" that can stretch guests to twice their normal height. Human body sized furnace in the cellar for those cold Chicago nights. Seller willing to leave all! This was the hotel that America’s first serial killer, HH Holmes built on the south side of Chicago. Holmes and his “murder castle” are thought by some to have been responsible for the deaths of over 200 people during the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. We dive in to the man, the myth, and the castle. Plus, we examine what it takes to create a race of giants, the absolute perfection of a late 1800s mustache, and Conspiracy Bot starts creating his own glitches in the Matrix. All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been to a “murder castle”, but has seen some pretty gnarly things at a Medieval Times – Hysteria 51. 

To read more from today's expert Adam Selzer, you can find his newest book on Holmes here. http://a.co/cRdkHKF

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May 22, 2017
Simulation Theory: Are we living in the Matrix? | 34
01:11:01
Is reality real? Or could we be living in a computer simulation? Simulation theory proponents (from Elon Musk to Neil DeGrasse Tyson) claim that we are living in a Simulated Reality and are blissfully unaware. But what does that mean? Are we just a bad version of the Sims on some 14 year old's computer in the future? Or, could this just be the next step in our understanding of the universe - a place where science and religion could one day meet? Spoiler alert, we don't know but we drink and argue about it nonetheless. Plus, the best ways to lose weight in a simulation, Conspiracy Bot is weaponized, and a special tribute to the late and great Alan Thicke (show us that smile again!). All of that and more on the show that knows there is no spoon, and THAT, that’s why we always grab a fork – Hysteria 51. 

**special thanks to The Simulation Hypothesis from Fair Wind Films. Much of today's research came from this great doc - https://youtu.be/VqULEE7eY8M

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May 15, 2017
Aurora Texas UFO Crash | 33
01:07:54
Ah, the old west. It was a simpler time. Horse drawn carriages, local general stores, barn raising, consumption, etc. Ya know...simple. That is until a cigar shaped UFO crashes into your windmill and then crushes the petunias. That's what supposedly happened in the quaint Texas hamlet of Aurora. Were UFOs really visiting 1897 Texas? Did they really find an alien body in the wreckage. Did they really give it a Christian burial? If so, what denomination was said deceased E.T. These and more burning questions answered this week on the show. Plus, British Announcer Guy and Conspiracy Bot start a podcast, what to do when aliens give you arthritis, and are people with 2 first names credible witnesses? All of that and more on the show whose exes don’t all live in Texas, but most of our arrest warrants do – Hysteria 51.

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May 08, 2017
Black Eyed Children | 32
01:05:14
Ever meet a kid and they just creep you out for some reason? Now imagine you took a closer look and the child's eyes were completely black...like the whole thing. Well, hundreds of people across the world claim to have met these creatures and the "children" only ask for one thing...to be let in (cue spooky music). This week we explore the widely reported phenomenon of Black Eyed Children. Plus, Conspiracy Bot makes child abuse jokes, we test out our French accents and knowledge of French culture (spoiler alert we're both insulting AND incorrect which takes some skill), and the show gets a new opening theme. All of that and more on the podcast that doesn't always answer the door, but when we do we're in a robe - Hysteria 51.



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May 01, 2017
Jack the Ripper pt 2 | 31
01:03:12
The Ripper is back! This week we dive back into merry ol' England and explore who could have been killing all of these drunk prostitutes. Was it a quack doctor who was also involved in the Lincoln assassination? What about Lewis Carroll? Could he have been offing the ladies of the night after writing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (it is a weird book)...we investigate. Plus, is Prince Albert truly in a can, is Johnny Depp really a Freemason, and is this show actually just bad FM radio. All of that and more on the podcast that has never been accused of murder, but kills it each and every week - Hysteria 51.

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Apr 24, 2017
Jack the Ripper | 30
00:40:21
Jack The Ripper, there isn't a name more synonymous with murder than this Victorian aged serial killer. Though it's been close to 130 years since his last murder, the lore and mystery behind the Ripper is as strong today as ever. How many drunk prostitutes did he actually kill? What was behind the evisceration of the corpses? Is working as a butcher an automatic qualifier for being a serial killer? Plus, the best wrestling finishing moves to use on elderly United passengers, Conspiracy Bot has a penchant for Agatha Christie and poison, and we explore nineties alternative rock band Sixpence None The Richer and their direct tie to the Ripper legend. All of that and more on the podcast that will never wrestle you off an airplane, but would love to just wrestle – Hysteria 51.

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Apr 17, 2017
The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam | 29
01:24:31
In early 2013 guests of a seedy LA hotel began complaining that the water tasted funny. At the same time a girl who had been staying at said hotel was missing. You can probably guess where this is going. But human flavored water isn't even the weird part of the story. In this week's episode we investigate the bizarre disappearance and death of Elisa Lam. Plus Conspiracy Bot's British alter ego, a musical tribute to Rick Moranis, and the possibility of agreement between our hosts for the second week in a row. All of that and more on the podcast that warns you, don't drink the water...just drink beer - Hysteria 51!

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Apr 10, 2017
Travis Walton: Fire in the Sky UFO Abduction | 28
01:11:26
In 1975, a group of seven men are driving home after working in a forest when they see a mysterious light. Intrigued, Travis Walton leaves the truck -- only to be sucked up by a flying saucer. Walton reappears five days later malnourished, dehydrated, and with one hell of a story to tell. Was it an amazing alien abduction, or a group of grifter's get-rich-quick scheme? We get to the bottom of it. Plus, a gameshow that kills (literally), the positive impact of UFOs on trees, and a startling revelation about Conspiracy Bot's past. All of that and more on the podcast that wants to draw you like one of your French girls...on MS Paint - Hysteria 51.

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Apr 03, 2017
Zodiac Killer | 27
01:23:38
Ah, San Francisco in the late 60’s - free love, copious amounts of drugs, peace, harmony, and MURDER? The Zodiac Killer – an infamous serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly a decade – has not been captured or identified to this day. Was this string of gruesome deaths the product of a deranged genius – taunting police with letters, ciphers, and phone calls? Or rather, was it the work of one or more attention starved nut jobs that were the beneficiaries of inept police work and the technological limitations of the time. We’ll get to the bottom of it. Plus, Conspiracy Bot get an upgrade, Eddie Murphy is on the show WAY too much, and we discuss how that rug REALLY did tie the room together. Oh, and we have a real life (almost) attorney on the show. Sorry, with this show’s budget – that was the best we could do. All of that and more on the podcast that just wants to be friends…with benefits – Hysteria 51.

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Mar 27, 2017
Dyatlov Pass | 26
01:09:59
Who wants to go hiking through the mountains of Russia? Here are the basics, the average temp will be roughly -15, the translated name of our destination is "Don't Go There" and the route we'll take will have us traversing "The Mountain of the Dead". No takers? Well, in 1959 10 Russian college students decided to do that very thing. And...spoiler alert...9 of them didn't come back. Theories as to their demise include wind born craziness (yes that's a thing), Cold War chemical weapons, aliens, and even Yetis! The H51 I Team investigates. Plus, the triumphant return of Brent to the show, Conspiracy Bot pushes his luck a little too far, and the merits of sunbathing when you're dead. All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t think we’ve been wiretapped by Barack Obama, but kinda hopes we were by Michelle – Hysteria 51.

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Mar 20, 2017
Flat Earth | 25
01:11:05
Everyone needs a hobby and it turns out there's a whole slew of people out there who's hobby is believing the earth is flat. Flat like "sail off the end" flat. Some of them are even celebrities. We hear from a few on why they believe this ain't no oblate spheroid. Plus Conspiracy Bot makes a friend, the Perfect Strangers theme song comes into play, and Brent might or might now have been visited by Reptilians (spoiler alert - it involves his gallbladder). All of that and more on the show that doesn't believe the Earth is flat, but knows most of Madonna's music is...Hysteria 51.

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Mar 13, 2017
Lost City of Atlantis | 24
01:30:08
The Lost City of Atlantis. A myth propagated by conspiracy nuts and loons throughout the ages? Or, an advanced civilization too advanced for their time and wiped off the face of the earth? We discuss, plus did they have cell phones, was Atlantis ALSO a UFO filling station, and spirited discussions about rocks (it's better than it sounds). Plus Conspiracy Bot starts to find some life direction, somehow the entire Atlanta Falcons organization is dragged into this, and bonafide Academy Award Winner - Nic Cage joins the show. All of that and more on show whose heart is in Atlantis, but mind is still in the gutter - Hysteria 51.

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Mar 06, 2017
Oak Island pt 2 | 23
01:19:28
The Curse of Oak Island - a long time legend and now the name of an overhyped History Channel reality show we all spend way too much time watching. This week the fellas continue the Oak Island conversation with the Lagina Brothers and all things O.I. in the modern era. The show that has America collectively asking, "can you just dig an f'n hole already?". Also we talk Dan Blankenship's superiority to Chuck Norris, the mystery that is his blue lip, and the virtues of being brave and stupid at the same time. Plus, we tell you what's actually buried there and Conspiracy Bot gets personal and has a moment. All of that and more on the podcast that is preferred by 9 of 10 Canadians - Hysteria 51.

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Feb 27, 2017
Oak Island | 22
01:08:26
O, Canada - the Great White North. Known for hockey, maple syrup, and Templar Knight treasure? King Solomon's Menorah? Original Shakespearean manuscripts? While all of those might sound absurd (Vermont makes the best maple syrup silly). That and more are believed to be buried at the bottom of the Oak Island Money Pit. An alleged treasure location on Oak Island - a small island off the southern shore of Nova Scotia. Amid 2 centuries of digging, booby traps, and death, no one has discovered the location of the treasure, the origin, or its contents. Truth be told, there's actually no proof a treasure of any type even exists. And yet, the treasure hunters endure. This week we "drill" into the history of the search and try to get to the "bottom" of the legend's origin. "Dig" in with us on the podcast that always finds the treasure...at the bottom of the cereal box - Hysteria 51.

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Feb 20, 2017
Dahmer | 21
01:31:42
Dahmer - a name synonymous with murder, serial killings, cannibalism, and Ke$ha. Sorry, it's really the only joke we could make here. That dude sucked...and bit...and cut. Ok, we're done. Anyway, this week we talk all things Milwaukee Cannibal. We uncover what he did and why he did it. Ok, that's a lie - we don't really know WHY - but we take some stabs at it. Dammit...wasn't even trying there. Anyway, we get to the bottom of it while talking rotisserie chicken with professional sports guy Bob Fescoe and Conspiracy Bot talks through his obsession with deer blood. All of that and more on the podcast that only wants to cuddle. See, even that's creepy...Hysteria 51.

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Feb 13, 2017
Chemtrails | 20
01:14:33
Mind control, weather manipulation, artificial pandemics, manufactured superstorms to be used as weapons. No, not the plot of the next G.I. Joe movie (though our fingers are crossed after that dumpster fire that was Retaliation. Seriously did you see that thing? AWFUL). It's actually what many believe is being done by planes that cross our skies everyday via the streams of condensation that trail behind them...CHEMTRAILS! We talk potential perpetrators, possible motivation, and the likelihood of Conspiracy Bot being involved. Speaking of C Bot, we also find out the origin of his research (ever heard of ENIAC?), introduce our resident socialist Mark Frushour, and find the hidden agenda of the classic cartoon Ducktales. All of that and more on the podcast recommended by 4 out of 5 1940's doctors - Hysteria 51.

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Feb 06, 2017
Aftermath - Barney and Betty Hill | 19
01:16:43
In last week’s episode we learned about Barney and Betty Hill. A nice couple from New Hampshire that said they were abducted by aliens back in the early 60s. The problem was, they couldn't really remember what happened. Did they learn the secrets of interstellar travel? Were they experimented on? Exactly how many anal probes were involved? The answer to these questions and more were missing along with their memories. So, the Hills did what any sensible couple would do - they visited a hypnotist. The results of those sessions, the aftermath of their story going public, and our theories on what really happened are all in this week's edition of the show. Plus, Carl Sagan joins us (sort of), Conspiracy Bot takes another step towards our eventual demise, and we take a skeptical look at Stanton Friedman - the world's foremost expert on alien abductions he can profit from. All of that and more on the podcast you can't live with, but can live without (seriously, you can't move in) - Hysteria 51.

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Jan 30, 2017
Abduction - Barney and Betty Hill | 18
01:07:20
Alien abductions have a lot in common with first dates. They're weird, you aren't sure how they'll end, and you get touched in fairly uncomfortable places...no, not like the back of a Volkswagen. The first modern, recorded example of these in the US happened September 19th, 1961 in rural New Hampshire. Barney and Betty Hill were on their way back from Canada (of course) when they say they had a close encounter. Did it really happen? If so, what did the aliens want? And why aren't UFOs referred to as flying pancakes? The boys are joined by author and Mok'bara (Klingon martial art) expert Michael Paul Gonzalez, Conspiracy Bot abuses Flintstones vitamins, and the eerie similarities between aliens and the British are explored. All of that plus Robert Stack's trench coat on the podcast that you aren't mad at, just really disappointed in...Hysteria 51.

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Jan 23, 2017
Roanoke - The Lost Colony | 17
01:09:19
Ever put something somewhere and when you come back to get it, it’s gone? Us too. Well, that also happened to artist-turned-governor John White in 1590. Though, instead of losing his keys, he lost a colony of over 100 people including his daughter and granddaughter. How’s that for being born under a bad sign? When John returned to the scene of the crime (?), not only were the people gone, but so were the buildings. The only thing that remained was a wood post with the word “Croatoan” etched into its surface. Where did they go? What did Croatoan mean? And why in GOD’S NAME WAS AN ARTIST IN CHARGE OF A COLONY? Sorry, we let that one get away from us. The H51 I-Team investigates. Plus Conspiracy Bot gets a seat at the table, Gofo tries (unsuccessfully) to convince Brent to read, and the boys share the words to a Jimmy Buffet song you only thought you knew. All of that and more on the podcast that had you at hello, but then kept talking – Hysteria 51.

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Jan 16, 2017
The Moon Landing | 16
01:28:29
One small step for man, one giant leap for...Hollywood producers? This week the team looks into the moon landing. Did we actually have the technology to get there? If we didn't, who was behind the conspiracy? Is the lunar surface actually comprised of cheese or is this just more "fake news" being perpetuated by supposedly credible news agencies like Saturday Night Live. These hard hitting questions and more along with the return of resident Reptilian expert Joe Peck and resident doctor (or as close as we'll get...she's in pre-med) Bailey Shemenski. On your favorite podcast to listen to in the shower (or podcast that you shower after you listen to) - Hysteria 51.

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Jan 09, 2017
The Boston Strangler | 15
01:15:35
The Mad Strangler of Boston, The Phantom Strangler, The Silk Stocking Murders, The Boston Strangler. No matter the name, over a period of 2 years in the early 60's one killer (or killers) murdered 13 women and terrorized a community. Then as suddenly as the horrific crimes started they stopped. Soon after a convicted rapist stepped forward and claimed to have murdered all 13 women. While the police, the city, and the entire New England area were relieved to have this fiend behind bars...some wonder if they had the right man. Many believe that not only could others have been involved, but that the true Strangler could still be walking the streets of Boston today. H 51'S i-team investigates. All of that plus Conspiracy Bot drinks Italian Beef juice and the boys are joined by special guest (and CastleLight Productions proprietor) Ryan Cassell. Lock your house, close the blinds, and don't answer the door for this unsolved edition of Hysteria 51.

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Jan 02, 2017
Time Travel | 14
01:23:48
Time keeps on slippin slippin slippin into this edition of Hysteria 51. This week the boys talk all things time travel. How do we bend space-time to our will? Why can't the Enterprise time-travel? Is there anything wrong with stabbing a baby Hitler? What the hell was Steve Miller talking about? All of that plus special guests Joe Peck and Dan Jessup. Hop in the Delorean, flip on the flux capacitor, and head back to the Future with us on Hysteria 51.

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Dec 26, 2016
Resurrection Mary | 13
01:12:40
Boy meets girl. Boy dates girl. Girl gets angry, leaves date, and tries to walk home. Girl is killed by hit and run driver. Girl spends the next 80+ years getting rides from unsuspecting gentlemen for no particular reason. You know, that old yarn. That’s the tale of Resurrection Mary – a ghost story spanning the better part of the last century and still going strong today. Our intrepid investigators go to the scene of the crime to get to the bottom of this hitchhiker haunting. Plus, can a straight woman turn into a lesbian ghost? And why was conspiracy bot in a barber shop? All of that plus the guy’s wives co-host on this spookily spousal edition of Hysteria 51.

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Dec 19, 2016
#PIZZAGATE | 12
01:29:48
Ah, the internet. An interconnected series of tubes and wires bringing us all together with stupid cat videos, planking, and Viagra ads. But every now and then the internet produces a story befitting a late 80’s Robert Stack treatment. Enter #pizzagate. Through a series of wikileaked e-mails, Instagram photos and some BIG leaps of faith, the dark corners of the internet have decided that an independent pizza joint in Washington DC is the center hive to a satanic, pedophilic sex ring that is participated in and supported by the Washington elite – going all the way to the top. Has the collective wisdom of 4chan, Reddit, and the rest of the web uncovered a devilish plot, or have they vilified a bunch of people with nothing more than a hunch and a dream that s**t like this actually exists. H51 investigates (meaning we go below the first 2 results on Google this time). Plus, Mowens is back to help co-host and we have a HUGE guest that might, or might not be the President Elect. All of that and more on this slightly disturbing edition of Hysteria 51

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Dec 11, 2016
The Philadelphia Experiment | 11
01:10:49
In 1943 the USS Eldridge conducted a top secret experiment at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. The experiment, intended to render the Eldridge invisible, had unintended consequences. The ship disappeared from sight and traveled through space and time to Norfolk, Virginia. When it reappeared in Philadelphia, members of the crew were fused into the hull while others were driven mad. Either that, or the Eldridge was never in Philadelphia at all and the whole thing is BS. We report, you decide (like Fox News, but legit). Plus Conspiracy Bot makes fun of Eagles fans and the fellas discuss the merits of mailing a cheesesteak to someone. All of that and more on the show not afraid to throw snowballs at Santa - H51.

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Dec 05, 2016
Reptilians | 10
01:28:23
Reptilians or lizard people are an ancient alien race of inter-dimensional shape shifters hellbent on world domination. They're our genetic forefathers and hold every major political office in the world. There's nothing we can do about it as the gears of our eventual demise have already been set into motion by these scaly scoundrels. Thus, our hosts drink Carlos Rossi out of a jug and discuss the real identity of Benedict Cumberbatch. Special guests Bailey Shemenski and Joe Peck help breakdown the end of civilization and the rise of our reptilian overlords in this ophidian edition of Hysteria 51.

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Nov 28, 2016
Prepping for the Apocalypse | 9
01:20:29
Zombies, civil unrest, natural catastrophe, Trump, alien invasion, super contagion...all potential harbingers of apocalypse. When the time comes, will you be prepared? In episode 9 Brent and John dive into the world of doomsday prepping. Want to know what to put in a bug-out bag? Brent will tell you (but if you need a knife suggestion - we wouldn't ask him). John learns everything he needs to know from YouTube, and the fellas talk the advantages of "bugging in" (hint: mattresses are more comfortable than rocks). Plus a taste test of military MREs (meals ready to eat)...all of that and more on the sodium packed edition of Hysteria 51.

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Nov 21, 2016
Bob Lazar: Area 51 Whistle Blower or UFO Crackpot pt 2 | 8
00:52:32
So, we know Bob Lazar claims he worked at a super secret government location south of Area 51 reverse engineering alien tech. We now have to decide whether he's the ultimate whistle-blower or the ultimate blow-hard. Also in this episode, John butchers particle physics, Brent interviews Lazar's boss Dennis Moriani, a vacuum cleaner bends space-time, and Conspiracy Bot is ready to fight Matt the Millennial. All of that and more on this topic so nice we did it twice.

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Nov 14, 2016
Bob Lazar: Area 51 Whistle Blower or UFO Crackpot pt 1 | 7
00:59:07
In 1988 an unassuming physicist lands the job of a lifetime to work on highly classified military projects. By 1989 he was talking to the press, getting shot at, and having his life threatened. Why? Simple. Bob told the world that aliens have been here, we have their ships, and he could prove it. Ever wonder how we all know about Area 51? This is the guy. Bob Lazar opened a virtual Pandora's box with his accusations...the gravity of which can still be felt today. Sit back, relax, and hear the story of biggest UFO whistleblower in history. Don't start poking holes in Lazar's story just yet...save those for Ep 8! Today's sponsors are Blackbox Ezine & CastleLight Productions. Blackbox Ezine The Blackbox is a new monthly ezine (debuting in January) covering the greatest in UFOlogy, crytozoology, conspiracy, and the all around strange. Find them on twitter @BlackBoxEzine twitteropentheblackbox.co.uk CastleLight Productions creates unique videos and musical scores for musicians, artists, and small businesses. Create and be unique. https://vimeo.com/castlelightproductions (312) 428-0917

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Nov 07, 2016
Zombies | 6
01:09:06
Zombie - it's a word so engrained in the current zeitgeist that the monsters have produced the number 1 show on TV, countless movies, number one best selling books, multiple video game franchises, comic books, apps, and even a preparedness plan from the CDC. But at the heart of it all is a frightening proposition. What do we do when the dead begin to walk the earth? And when the zombie apocalypse happens, where will it come from? Are the building blocks for the end of humanity already in place? All of that plus our favorite zombie flicks, thoughts on George Romero, and SPECIAL GUEST David S Pumpkins! Put the women and children to bed, it's time to hunt walkers on this All Hallows' Eve edition of Hysteria 51! Today's sponsor is CastleLight Productions. CastleLight Productions creates unique videos and musical scores for musicians, artists, and small businesses. Create and be unique. https://vimeo.com/castlelightproductions (312) 428-0917

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Oct 31, 2016
Amityville - Wading Through Fact and Fiction | 5
01:12:42
November 13, 1974: Six people are brutally murdered as they sleep in the house at 112 Ocean Ave in Amityville, NY. One year later a family moves into the same home - they then move out suddenly 28 days later, leaving all of their belongings. Was there a greater evil at play tying all of this together, or was it just a simple murder case and some unscrupulous people attempting to profit from it? The guys welcome return guest Matt Owens. Oh, and a Conspiracy Bot upgrade? Listen to all of that and more on this Spooooooky Pre-Halloween edition of Hysteria 51!

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Oct 24, 2016
Vampires | 4
01:28:14
No sparkly teenage heartthrobs here. This week the fellas tackle the blood-sucking undead as they dissect VAMPIRES! We all know the myth of the pasty, white-skinned Eastern Europeans turning into bats. But, what if there are truly blood suckers walking among us? What if they look just like you and me? That, and how much blood can you drink without throwing-up? Special guest Dan Jessup and the return of Conspiracy Bot. All of that and more on this Pre-Halloween edition of Hysteria 51.

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Oct 14, 2016
The John F. Kennedy Assassination | 3
01:27:34
11.22.63 - We all know Kennedy was killed that day, but who took him out? Was it a lone, crazed gunman? Or an intricate network of mob bosses, foreign nationals, and perhaps even our own government. Unravel the mystery and uncork a drink with us on Ep 3 of Hysteria 51. Joined by special guest Matt Owens! Mowens to the ladies...

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Oct 07, 2016
The Men in Black | 2
01:15:25
No galaxy defenders here. This week Brent and John tackle the Men in Black. The shadowy figures who are reported to show up and threaten UFO witnesses and researchers. Are Aliens protecting their own secret? Does the government want to keep us away from the truth? Why was Dan Aykroyd on the phone with Brittany Spears? All of that and more on this week's Hysteria 51! Joined by special guest Tyler Garrison.

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Sep 30, 2016
Operation Highjump: Nazis and Aliens in the Hollow Earth | 1
01:00:49
In their inaugural episode, Brent and John take on Operation Highjump. Why did the US Gov’t send an 3 Naval battalions to Antarctica in 1947? Was it a training and scientific venture as they claim? Or, were they searching for a hidden Nazi base? Or Aliens? Or secret Nazi Aliens? Crack a cold one, take a listen, and you decide.

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Sep 20, 2016