Paranormal

Ghosts, poltergeists, supernatural spirits, astral projections, UFOs and other paranormal phenomena are reported all the time. Listen to news of the latest sightings and unexplainable experiences, aired on audio broadcasts from leading talk radio shows and premium podcasts.

A highlight from The Skeptics Guide #908 - Dec 3 2022

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

08:41 min | 10 hrs ago

A highlight from The Skeptics Guide #908 - Dec 3 2022

"Joining me this week are bob novella. Hey everybody. Cara Santa Maria. Howdy. Jay novella. Hey guys, and Evan Bernstein. Happy first day of advent. Is that right? Yeah. Although, although. I mean, I don't know if that's like a religious thing I just like it because of the calendars. It's a really I'm trying to understand here. Because I have a few advent calendars. Yeah, that's why I brought it up. So some of them are 24 days, and I'm like, so that sucks, they end on Christmas Eve. The whole point of me buying myself advent calendars is so that because I might be spending Christmas alone, I don't know what I'm getting every day. And I wanted to end on Christmas. So I'm gonna wait until tomorrow for my first day of admin. That's right. The advent calendar, it's basically the first season of the Christian church year, and it ends on Christmas Day. That's why. Okay. But it's like, if it's a 24 day countdown calendar, I don't get anything on Christmas. That's dumb. Yeah. But my dog got his first dog treat today because that's a 25 day calendar. They're all different. Nice. Oh, sweet. Yeah. Killer. At first he just sniffed it and walked away. And I was like, oh no. Then he came back for it. So Artemis is zipping around the moon. It's doing well. Everything's going great. So far, the mission is a success. As we record this, it's getting ready to leave lunar orbit and head back to earth. Apparently it was the farthest object from earth that is designed to hold people, even though people were actually in it. That's a milestone. It's kind of a weird one. But I guess that means the next mission that will actually have people on it. Those people will be the farthest people from earth. Well, they will have traveled the farthest from earth. Yeah. Wow. And how soon before the next mission, that particular mission? It is, okay, so we are, do we have to wait a whole other year and change? All right. Yeah, it's a big one. In 2025, that's when they land on the moon. Oh my gosh. That's gonna be amazing. Wow. That's gonna be amazing. I really hope the world kind of tunes in in a similar way that they did. I think they will. 1969. And I think that we got to build a party around that event. I mean, you know, absolutely. We should have a viewing party. I mean, arguably, it's one of the biggest deals in human history. And I think, you know, since there hasn't been much moon activity, you know, it'll be very popular. But you know, to your point, it's going to become commonplace. Going to the moon landing on the moon, bringing things to the moon, bring things back from the moon is going to be like any other news item at some point, not in the distant future. When do what the moon, the moon hoaxers are going to say. I just thought about that. And the flat earth time. Yeah. I see what you're saying, Jay about it being common at a certain point, but at the same time, I'm still personally fascinated every time a space mission occurs. In recognizing the scientific advancement and ability and stretches that we've had to make in order to get to these points in human history. It's all part of human history. And every single step along that path has been fascinating to me. I'm never bored by it. I never consider it common or kind of get used to it or Ho hum. Yeah, I agree. I got accustomed to space shuttles taking off. And it wasn't as exciting to watch the launches in there. I like to watch the landings better because I thought they were more interesting. But bottom line is, I mean, you know, any of this stuff, if done frequently enough, will become commonplace. I'm kind of looking forward to that. You know, I want space travel and the moon to be a part of the monthly events that take place, you know? I think that'll be a cool time. Well, definitely the space shuttle launches. They would seem repetitive and kind of the same old. It was the missions themselves that were each unique and had a special had specific goals. And those were fascinating to follow. And especially things like the spacewalks and the repairing of the Hubble telescope and, you know, those sorts of things. That kept me really glued to the news and finding out what was going on up there. So yeah, I think it was going to be a long time before people being on the moon is going to be routine. Rocket launches, yeah, I could see that. There's no cool, but yeah, they happen frequent enough that it's not. Glue yourself to the TV kind of event, but if they're ever there are people walking on the moon, I think that we're going to be paying attention. Why did we wait so long? I mean, that's the $64,000 question, right? I mean, it could be commonplace by now if we had just kept going. Don't even get me started. Yeah, I mean, politics had a lot to do with it. Of course. I mean, it wasn't that like NASA didn't want to do it. You know what I mean? The movie Apollo 13, you could see how people were not even watching the launches or caring about people going to the moon and currently conducting a moon mission, right? Until Apollo 13, of course. Yeah, things got nasty. I mean, remember in the movie they didn't even like I remember that one part where they didn't even tell the astronauts, like nobody cares. You know, nobody's watching. But you know, the political will wasn't there. I mean, that's what it comes down to. NASA is in a continuous cycle of asking for more money. Well, it requires sustained administration. Financial support. So that's why I have to be sustained through multiple administrations and that's often the challenge. They get funding and then evaporate. We're redirecting. And there's been legitimate controversy over whether or not the funding they have should go to robotic science or human space flight, and that the answer wasn't always we're going to prioritize human spaceflight, you know? And it was also the bringing into the picture of the space shuttle program in the 70s because that's when it was being conceived, developed. And sort of the next the next phase, the next thing for NASA to do. So that's why that's why they moved away from Apollo and went with the reusable space transport system, the STS. Yeah, there's always this multi stage plan and we never seem to get to the later stages. But we are finally now, so we'll, but yeah, it did take a damn long time. But hey, we are though. Finally, still in our lifetimes, which, you know, I'm all for that. It all goes well. Yeah, that's true. So Evan, how are you feeling? Steve, thank you for asking. I feel like total credit. I came down with the flu. Oh man. Saturday after Thanksgiving. Sure, it's the flu. Oh, I'm sure it's the flu. Hundred and 3° temperature. Oh my God. Oh. Wait, one O three. One O three. That's like, you know, go to the E it was Clark. But right now, or like I was like, how are you podcasting about that? No, this was on I peaked. I seem to have peaked on Tuesday of this week. That was the day where I was like, you know, begging begging some God somewhere to kill me, please. I'll never. I'll never sin again. In some way, if you please get me through this, you know, you have one of those moments. He can totally see why people have these moments in their life. But what happened was on Saturday after, Thanksgiving, Rachel and I went to a concert in Baltimore. I had to do it. Yeah, well, and we got, we were treated very well by the bands there. We got all access passes because we're friendly with these bands and stuff. And this was the closest they were coming long story short. They have a small access pass. So we were allowed to go backstage and hang with them. And be in their green room and just kind of be part of the crew. They really treated us like total VIPs, which was absolutely wonderful. And that was great. And then head home and started feeling, I started coughing on Tuesday and I'm sorry, on Monday, and by Tuesday, I was full on, yeah, this is the flu. Body aches, headaches, the high fever, the chills, everything that was for you to take COVID tests, right? I did take COVID test. It was not definitely was not COVID. Rachel did get her flu shot already. She did not come down with flu. I had not gotten my mind. So bad on me. My fault entirely because for delight for delaying it. But I delay my flu shot normally because I try to make it coincide more with tax season because I want to be protected for more of the tax season, you know, January through April rather than November December. And not have it Wayne off at the tail end of tax season. So that's kind of my, but hitting with a vengeance early this year. And it's terrible. Tomorrow, I have my appointment to get

Bob Novella Cara Santa Maria Jay Novella Evan Bernstein Nasa Artemis Christian Church FLU JAY Evan Rachel Steve Clark Baltimore Headaches Wayne
A highlight from The Skeptics Guide #907 - Nov 26 2022

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

06:34 min | Last week

A highlight from The Skeptics Guide #907 - Nov 26 2022

"You see this media bias chart on Facebook? You know we did. We were just talking about it. But only before we turned on the switch bob. It only counts if we have not real unless we're recording. Clearly, according to this chart that we wound up being a part of. I do like these sort of media bias charts. I look at them a lot. Hopefully the source is reliable. It basically says, there's two axes left right is politically left, right, and then up down is some measure of quality. Objectivity or whatever. In this chart, they have at the top. This is a little odd that you have the top is factory porting, and then one notch below that is mostly analysis or mix of fact reporting and analysis. So they're putting analysis inherently below fact. I'm not sure I agree with that, but as you go down, keep going, then it just straight up says opinion. Yeah, then it's opinion. And then incomplete unfair persuasion propaganda. Propaganda starts to hit. And then contains misleading info and contains inaccurate fabricated fabricated. I get it though, because if you look at the axis label, they're literally calling it news value and reliability. So it's true. Like the higher up on this axis, the more it's just straight reporting the news with no analysis, what's over. This is what happened. And then down at the bottom, it's like completely fabricating stuff. It's fiction fiction. And then, of course, an op-ed is going to be somewhere in the middle. Yeah. But we ranked pretty high. They put us just a tad bit left of center, which okay, I mean, I don't necessarily agree with that, but I think reality is a little bit tad left to center, but to be honest with you, I know I stole that joke, but it works. I love the fact that Joe Rogan is like in his own little space way down in the middle. Way down. He has he's all alone. Straddling the depths into misleading information. He's weirdly in the middle, which I am very like. He's dead center. I don't get how he stood center. And my only idea and it's funny because lots of people are commenting that to, like, since when is Joe Rogan in the middle? Oh, they replied to this person who asked. So this is from the media company who produced this. Rogan himself has various political views, but his shows are mostly the guest talking about their view, so his ratings are guests dependent, making it both ballast, balanced bias and varying and reliability. So basically, they're saying, there's a ton of misleading claims and stuff all over the show. But it's all over the place in terms of its partisanship because his guests are all over the place. That kind of makes sense, actually. And I have a feeling they're looking at his whole back catalog, not just how his show is now. Because his political bent has changed a lot. But yeah, ours hasn't. I mean, I don't know, were you guys would you say that we skew more left now than 15 years ago when the show started simply because the goalposts have moved in our actual political discourse in the country? It's obviously it's hard for us to say. First of all, probably little. I would say probably a little only because the center of gravity on the right has moved so far to the right that even if you're standing still, you're going to be pulling left. You know what I mean? As a result of the earth moves below your feet. Yeah. I mean, what's interesting is just politically speaking. Four of the 5 people on this show and you could probably guess who that is. Are 20 years ago would have described ourselves as right of center. Interesting. And now we're basically left of center and again, I think it's mainly because the right has moved so far to the right. Yeah, because you can't even define moderate anywhere near the same way you could 15 years ago. Biden is actually a moderate, if anything, you know, like 20 years ago, what his politics are today would have would have been moderate politics. And also like all of this is within the context of the American lens, because if you plucked any of this up and put it in other countries, they would have wildly different rates. It was very center politics in America is right politics in Europe. But I think that the more important lens to look at a critical thinker or a skeptic would be that we are following whatever whatever the evidence says whatever the science of it says, that's where we're at, right? So yeah, which we are trying to be nonpartisan as much as we can be. It's hard. It's really hard. It's very hard. But that's our goal, and we do our best, and we're pretty close to the middle there, so I think that that's assuming this is a reasonable assessment. We struck pretty close to our goal. And we are overtly about analysis. That's what we do. Which is why we're not at the tippy tippy top, because the tippy top of the curve here. Just straight fact reporting. This is what happens. We don't do that. No, we do critical thinking. Could you think of it? It's inherently analysis. Yeah. True. But we do a lot of straight science reporting, though, where there's not necessarily a tremendous amount of analysis. And where are the science podcasts, though, on this on this grouping? Where are we at? We might be the only thing. 'cause I'm looking at it. Wow. Let's look at everyone else that they brought in for science on this. A lot of these are actually political podcasts. Yeah. Which is kind of interesting. I don't know why. Is that a bias? Well, no, I think it's probably because we are a science podcast, but we are covering science news very often. Yeah. So as opposed to just saying, this is interesting science. It's like, you know, Reuters just reported that blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But they could have put rice, Cara, but they could have put a hundred science podcasts in here. They chose us. I think it's probably just a function of listenership, really. I think it's like an influence, probably more than some, I don't know, it would be interesting to ask them what were your parameters for inclusion? But if I had to guess, it would be based on listenership. I'm happy to be here, and I think they pegged us pretty correctly. I agree. But I would like bob mentioned earlier. How do we climb even higher? I mean, but the truth is climbing higher would mean just like straight reporting. And that's not what we do. Yeah, exactly.

Joe Rogan Rogan BOB Facebook ED Biden Europe America Cara Reuters
What Lurks Beneath: The Legend of the Loch Ness Monster

Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan

02:14 min | 1 year ago

What Lurks Beneath: The Legend of the Loch Ness Monster

"The modern day fascination with old nasty started in nineteen thirty three when aldy mckay and her husband were driving along loch ness and we all know that lock is scottish for lake right so they were driving along the loc when less than a mile out in the water. Algae mckay reported seeing a tremendous upheaval on the lock which previously had been a calm as a proverbial mill pond. That was my scottish accent. Mckay said she saw what she thought looked like the body of some huge creature resembling awale rolling and diving churning the water into a bubbling foam. The creature was large enough that when it took its final dive under the water sent out huge waves. Mckay and her husband stayed on the road for half an hour waiting to see if they would spot whatever it was again. But in that time it never resurfaced the only paper that ran a story about the mckay. Strange encounter was the inverness. Corier other than that. No one seemed very interested less than three months later married. Couple mr and mrs spicer. We're driving south along loch mess. When they claim to see a huge prehistoric creature. Cross the road in front of them headed toward the lake according to an interview. The spicer's gave to rupert gould. Who wrote the first book about the loch ness monster. The creature had a long neck and a low thick body about four or five feet high. Mr spicer said he couldn't see legs or tail but he did see something flopping up and down which he later thought was a tail curled around toward the front of the animal. The couple said they couldn't tell if they're creature entered the water because their view was obstructed. And they couldn't hear anything over the sound of their engine. The author gould however claimed to have been watching the lake the same day. The spicer's say they witnessed this thing cross the road and he confirmed that the water was particularly choppy and noisy at roughly location. The spicer's claim they saw the animal. Gould went into the interview skeptical but based on their description and a drawing. Mr spicer made he came out. Short that the spicer's were telling the truth and had in fact seen the loch ness monster.

Aldy Mckay Algae Mckay Mckay Mrs Spicer Loch Ness Rupert Gould Spicer Mr Spicer MR Gould
Crop Circles: Alien Messages or Man-Made Hoaxes?

Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan

02:11 min | 1 year ago

Crop Circles: Alien Messages or Man-Made Hoaxes?

"One of the first stories that got people talking about crop circles began one morning in january nineteen sixty six when banana farmer george pedley entirely a town in north queensland australia was driving his tractor through his farm passed a lagoon. George hurt a high pitched hissing. Sound assuming it was a pierce tire. He stopped the tractor to check but immediately saw what he later described as a flying saucer. Rise up at great speed from the lagoon and sip away disappearing into a cloud of blue vapor after registering his complete shock. He went to investigate the site from which he saw the object rise there in the lagoon. George found what looked almost like a massive nest of flattened reads fused together floating on the surface of the water spinning clockwise. It was almost thirty feet across later in the day. George called his friend albert to check it out. It seems to me if you see a flying saucer and a floating nest from where it took off you call someone immediately but george was like. Wow i just saw. Ufo oh well. These bananas are gonna pick themselves. Maybe he was a man who has priorities in order one harvest bananas to call friend about ufo citing when albert got to the lagoon. He waited out in to get a closer look and notice that the reads weren't just bent over but rather it looked like they'd been pulled up by their roots at this point. One of the men alerted the media. I'm guessing it was albert since george seemed to be taking a slightly more lazy fair approach to the whole thing when the local press arrived to more smaller circles were found in one. The reads went clockwise. Counterclockwise also found was a six by five foot rectangle of empty space in the reeds where the reads it seemingly been pulled up from their roots and were missing completely

George Pedley George North Queensland Albert Australia
The Pascagoula Alien Abduction

Supernatural with Ashley Flowers

02:15 min | 1 year ago

The Pascagoula Alien Abduction

"Sometimes life just throws you a curve ball. An unexpected event happens that totally changes your outlook on life. It could be the death of a loved one. A natural disaster. A big break in your career today story is about one of those moments amplified to the max. Something's worth shatteringly. Strange happens to two men in pascagoula mississippi that not only changes their outlook. It completely ruined the rest of their lives. It's october eleventh. Nineteen seventy three in forty. Two year old. Charlie hickson in nineteen year old calvin parker or fishing on the pascagoula river despite the age difference or super close family friends. Charlie's always been kind of a father figure to calvin and today they're celebrating. Calvin recently got engaged and to help pay for the wedding. He started to work as a welder. The shipyard were charlie's a- format by nine pm. The sun has set in. They're about ready to pack up but before they go home they try out one last fishing spot appear by the old shopping or shipyard and that's when things get weird as charlie reaches into his tackle box for a piece of bait. Here's this zipping. Sound coming from behind him. It's loud enough. That he and calvin both turn around and they see this vehicle in the distance. That has these blue flashing lights at first. Calvin some cops are poking around his car. But the lights start to get closer and calvin realizes it can't be the police. He's never seen any squad car. That's the size of a yacht and floats in mid air. Yeah whatever this vehicle is is now about seventy feet away hovering two feet off the ground. And it's huge about thirty feet long charlie. In calvin stare at this thing in total confusion. They have absolutely no idea what to do or what to make of it and before they can formulate a plan a super bright light shoots out of the. I guess you'd call it a ship. The lights coming from a door on the side of the ship which is opening and something is coming out of it

Charlie Hickson Calvin Parker Pascagoula River Calvin Pascagoula Charlie Mississippi Confusion
The Haunted Hallway

The Confessionals

02:50 min | 1 year ago

The Haunted Hallway

"As a kid. I used to have a lot of issues asleep arouses. I didn't know at the time it was. And that was pre internet pre dr phil kind of thing But i used to wake up a lot in the guy felt like goes being pulled from my bed. i used to have a lot of. I guess like hallucinations. Because i know there's a medical description for sleep paralysis but often see a lot of strange things in my room so there was a lot of times i spent a lotta nights sharing a room with my brother because i was just terrified to go to sleep at night. I don't think that had anything to do with what was going on in the house. But it kind of made me. I don't know maybe open to just being scared and looking for those kinds of things. That would terrify a child. Because i couldn't understand what was happening to me at nights and And i never really talk my parents about it until as an adult so they never really knew how how much i struggled but Yeah basically the house was a nineteen fifties rancher. My dad always told us like a post second world war house. He bought it off a gentleman who is actually terminally ill with cancer and basic. The previous owner. As far as i know passed away but part of the house was left unfinished an area of the house that we call the room. It was kind of a no go zone especially when we were kids later did become a bedroom but the house was a basic rancher on one side it had a garage on the opposite side of the house that had a living room and kitchen and it was just connected you know the two sides are connected with the long hallway had three bedrooms and a bathroom. The two bedrooms that me and my brother had were across from each other closes to the garage in the bathroom has crossed my parents closer to the living room in the kitchen. So i do. I'm a little nervous. It's hard for me to kind of figure this stuff out but Yeah it's all good man. Yeah my Basically the hallway was just kind of unspoken no-go zone for me and my brother. And i actually spoke to him yesterday. He's not as open to the subject as i am but It was just an area of the house. You didn't go especially as a kid. We never walked in the hallway so he had to leave your benjamin go to the kitchen me. It was leave your bedroom. Go and run in a full sprint. Was never just nonchalantly walking minding your business. We didn't play in the hallway as kids until we got older. We it would just be a full sprint from the living room to the bathroom from the bathroom to the garage. It didn't matter where you're going. You never walk in the hallway

Dr Phil Paralysis Cancer Benjamin Sprint
Is Time Travel Possible? Stories About Potential Time Travelers

Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan

02:01 min | 1 year ago

Is Time Travel Possible? Stories About Potential Time Travelers

"In july of nineteen. Fifty four as passengers filed through customs at tokyo international airport. A middle aged white man stepped up to a customs agent and handed over his documents. His passport from the country of torrid looked official enough if slightly different than other countries passports had to stamps from japan from that year alone showing that this was his third trip to the country. Despite that the customs agent was like Torrid and the man was like yep or whatever the japanese equivalent of yup is. Apparently he spoke japanese french and a few other languages and the customs agent was like I've never heard torrid whereas it and the man was like. What do you mean. You've never heard of torah. It is gone tree. Ask two point two tore it on a map. However the man pointed to a country between france and spain called andorra and was genuinely confused. He said he had no idea what andorra was and that his country of torre had a rich one thousand year old history for further proof. The man pulled out his checkbook but the customs official who had now gotten involved trying to sort out. The situation couldn't find bank matching the name of the bank of the checks. He was also carrying currency for many different countries. Which was what you had to do back before. Debit cards are bitcoin. Or whatever the kids are using these days which at least indicated that he did indeed travel internationally a lot so now this guy is starting to seem pretty suspicious walking around with checks from a non existent bank and a nonexistent country. The customs people were like okay. If you're here on business what company you work for the man happily provided the name of the company he worked for but when officials called the company they learned that while it did have a branch in japan. it didn't have one in torrid. It also had no record of this man either working for them or having an appointment with anyone in the company.

Tokyo International Airport Andorra Japan Torre Spain France
The Truth Behind Sleep Paralysis

Supernatural with Ashley Flowers

02:08 min | 1 year ago

The Truth Behind Sleep Paralysis

"Everyone who goes through sleep. Paralysis says the same thing. They weren't dreaming. They were awake when it happened because they could see and hear everything going on around them and everyone who only hears about sleep. Paralysis says the same thing. There's no way these people were actually awake. It was probably just an extra vivid nightmare but once you hear stories about people who experience sleep paralysis. You realize there's a problem with that theory. You start to wonder if it wasn't real. Then why did they all see the exact same thing. This question haunted. A man named david hovered in nineteen sixty three david's a college student studying in williamsport pennsylvania. One night he wakes up in his dark off-campus bedroom to find himself completely paralysed. He can't lift a finger in fact he can't move a single bone in his body. He tries to call out for help but his vocal chords aren't responding either. Nothing like this has ever happened to him before so he has no idea. If it's ever going to end. He feels more helpless and more vulnerable than he's ever been in his life and that's when it gets a thousand times worse david. Here's a faint shuffling sound. It takes him a second to realize that. It's the sound of footsteps. There's someone in his bedroom. He tries to roll over and switch on the light but his muscles still won't cooperate. Meanwhile the footsteps are getting closer then he feels the bed sink down like something's climbing in david tries to scream but no sound comes out. And that's when he feels a sudden pressure on his chest like something's kneeling on him pressing him down into his mattress. You can't see it. He can only feel it but whatever it is grabs his throat and starts to suffocate him.

Paralysis David Williamsport Pennsylvania
The Curse of the Crying Boy Painting

The Box Of Oddities

01:24 min | 1 year ago

The Curse of the Crying Boy Painting

"The middle of the night in the early nineteen eighties in south yorkshire in england. A beautiful country home caught on fire and it burned to the ground. The living room was nothing but charred wood in ashes. The house was owned by ron and may hall and they lost everything in the fire except for a painting that they had hanging on the wall of the living room. It was the painting of a crying young a boy for some reason. Everything in the house was destroyed except this one painting of a crying boy. Is it a valuable painting. No it's it's not a valuable painting it. It was a mass mass produced painting in fact why are we mass producing paintings of crying. Children will when you think about some of the mass produced pictures not just paintings but photos that you find in frames at stores when you buy a frame at a store. They'll put a photo in there. Yeah they're not. Always the most tasteful. They're usually a little tack sweeping kid. And since these paintings were created mass if you will. This was not the first time that the picture of a crying boy was found as the only artifacts to survive in a house fire. In fact over the years there have been dozens and dozens of these

South Yorkshire RON England
Near Death Experiences

Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan

02:30 min | 1 year ago

Near Death Experiences

"To be clear. Pam's heart and brain were both stopped. She was d- di dead. The plan was when the surgery was finished. They would warm pam's body up to regular alive person temperature and then do the shock paddle thingies to restart her heart like jumping a dead car engine. There were molded ear. Buds in pants ears playing clicks decimal level of a jackhammer or jet. Engine taking off that way. If any part of pam's brain registered the sound it would appear on the monitor and they would know that brain activity was not all the way dead and look. I'm no brain surgeon. So i don't know what happens when the patient you're working on is supposed to be dead. And then isn't like they're about to cut out the aneurysm. And then all the sudden the monitor shows brain activity. What do you do be like. I guess she's not dead enough. Why anyone goes into. This line of work is beyond me. But i applaud you as pam later reports as the surgery is beginning pam. Dear lifeless pam. Here's the drill. Turn on its buzz coming out like a natural d. The doctor or nurse by her legs reported that the artery was too small. I don't know if you know this but apparently they go through your legs to get to your brain during surgery. I may have mentioned before that. I'm not a surgeon. Another doctor says to try the other leg pam then says she popped out of herself through her had she could see twenty doctors in the room which seems like an immense number of people. But i don't know how brain surgery works. She looked down on the scene and could see the tray with the drill. Bits and the drill itself which she said looked like the handle of her electric toothbrush. That's when she was pulled toward the bright white light as she stepped into the light. Her dead grandmother greeted her pam wondered to herself if she deserve to be there. She wasn't a perfect person. She thought i'm not sure how she knew where there was. But i imagine if you're dead and you're walking toward a bright light. It's a good guests. You're in heaven and her grandmother said as a child. We expected that you would spill your milk. It's the manor which you clean it up. That gives us cause for pride

PAM
The Haunting of Chaonei No. 81

Haunted Places

01:36 min | 1 year ago

The Haunting of Chaonei No. 81

"June giggled as she covered her eyes and counting to ten but once he reached wives she peered through her fingers. She could see mainly heading toward the a number eighty one a creepy old house and their neighborhood. June knew that it was cheating to peak but mailing wasn't playing fair. Either she wasn't supposed to go near the abandoned mansion. June was just leveling the playing field june followed nailing climbing over the mansion cement wall and dropping into the overgrown yard on the other side. Kids always told stories about this house. They claimed it was haunted. Anyone who went inside disappeared but june wasn't afraid of ghosts. She wasn't afraid of. Even though the owners had boarded up the place she spotted an opening where someone had wrenched away. The wood june hoisted herself through hole and climbed inside. She smiled when she saw pink bow. Sitting in the cop. Cobwebbed doorway may laying was here. June turned as she heard a clatter coming from an open door beneath the stairs as she walked toward it she suddenly heard a voice yell for help jones pulse quickened. It was mailing. She raced to the door in time to hear a blood-curdling scream echoing from the basement. June leapt alvis chairs and unto the dirt floor frantically looking for a light switch. Finally she pulled on a chain and a single. Bare bulb illuminated the room. But it was empty. may ling was gone.

Jones Ling
Living Statues: The Sleeping Pandemic

Unexplained Mysteries

01:51 min | 1 year ago

Living Statues: The Sleeping Pandemic

"On a cold winter morning in nineteen eighteen english dr. Aj hall made a house call in london. His new patient was a young boy who didn't have any visible illness in fact to doctor hall there didn't seem to be anything wrong with child at all but the boy complained that he was constantly exhausted and he had fevers that lasted for weeks. He grew physically weaker each day. While other children ran jumped and played. He could hardly lift himself out of bed with such broad symptoms. Doctor hall couldn't make an accurate diagnosis within a few days of his visit. The boy's condition deteriorated quickly. He started slurring his words and the boy wasn't the only case of this strange disease. There were many many more over the next few weeks. Doctor hall visited several other patients experiencing exhaustion and muscle weakness. Some slept for days on end others suffered from mania and delirious nece still others simply up and died without any known cause many patients fell into a catatonic state. Unable to move or communicate. They became trapped inside their bodies for all intents and purposes living statues doctor hall had no idea what he was dealing with but he knew it was spreading soon reports of immobile unresponsive patients cropped up all over the world thousands of people became infected. This wasn't an isolated mystery illness. It was a pandemic and there was no cure.

Aj Hall Hall London
Kryptos: A Monument to CIA Secrecy

Unexplained Mysteries

01:55 min | 1 year ago

Kryptos: A Monument to CIA Secrecy

"In the late nineteen eighties. The cia added a new headquarters building to their complex in langley virginia to celebrate the planners wanted to place an art installation between the old headquarters and the new one after a long search for the perfect artist. They awarded a two hundred fifty thousand dollar commission to a sculpture named jim. Sanborn sanborn was known for creating puzzling interactive art. Many of his previous sculptures involved cosmic images compasses and hidden meanings. He saw the cia's commission as an opportunity to explore another interest of his cryptography. Cryptography is the art of making and breaking codes. Sanborn wanted his sculpture to contain a series of secret messages and he wanted the coach to be incredibly difficult to crack so he contacted edwards shite. The head of the cia cryptography department. Sanborn goal was to make a code so tough that challenged even the most seasoned members of the cia. He met with shy in secret. And the cryptology expert taught him how to create ciphers a method of hiding a message by replacing or shuffling around its letters with sheds help sanborn wrote an encrypted four messages. Then he started work on the sculpture itself. The artwork began with a large copper sheet. Sanborn saw about eighteen hundred capital letters into the metal interspersed with the occasional question mark. It looked like an unsolved crossword puzzle. Well sanborn carved these odd patterns others at the cia. Compound tried to spy on the artist. Word of the sculpture had spread among employees and their interest was piqued

CIA Sanborn Sanborn Sanborn Edwards Shite Cia Cryptography Department Langley Virginia JIM
The Haunted History of Casa Loma

Haunted Places

01:50 min | 1 year ago

The Haunted History of Casa Loma

"Tenor sunk is mop into the bucket of soapy water and slapped off to the hardwood. There was a lot of floor at castle. Aloma thousands of square feet of it. The place had dozens of rooms with. Wall-to-wall would lush red velvet furniture and our nate chandeliers. And it was tanner's job to make it spotless. He side weekends cleaning and old tourist. Hotspot wasn't exactly the most fun job but at least it gave him some cash and he was saving up for something. He couldn't stop thinking about a drum set. Tanner tapped out a beat. On the panel in lived for percussion he spent most of his time drumming out new rhythms or listening to imaginary solos. Crashing has had his obsession got yelled at at school for not paying attention but he found something he loved. Why should we give it everything he had. He stopped drumming for a moment to dip them up back in the bucket but tapping continued. Kenner looked around the room. Trying to find the source he finally craig's next appeared directly behind him his stomach drawn a woman was tapping your fingers rhythmically on the wall glaring tanner. His blood went cold. This was no tourist. Her cheeks restrict with tears. Enter white dress was soaked through with blood adrenaline rush through tenders fans. He dropped the mom but before he could run. She reached out and grabbed his arm but tapping sound grew louder and louder until he felt like a skull would burst. She leaned forward her voice in bishops. Whisper and told tanner to get out of her house.

Aloma Tanner Kenner Craig
The Phenomenon Of "Coffin Births"

Unexplained Mysteries

02:10 min | 1 year ago

The Phenomenon Of "Coffin Births"

"Francois are a vias dissuade so lifted a living baby boy out of his wife's coffin. He thought it was a miracle to celebrate his son's birth he named the child. Feast dilatot french for son of the earth. The boy's name would forever be synonymous with coffin births. But he wasn't the only example of a post mortem delivery or even the first there had been other documented examples like one from roughly two hundred years prior during a time of gruesome bloodshed in europe in sixteenth century spain. The inquisition was a tool for catholic. Monarchs to keep control to stop rebellion before it started. Inquisitors traveled around the country and rooted out heresy including anti-catholic and anti royal sentiment. Those accused of betraying the throne were punished severely with practices that ranged from torture to execution. Nobody was safe not even pregnant women in one case in fifteen fifty one. The inquisition tried and sentenced a pregnant woman to death by hanging. These deaths were meant to be examples for the public reminders. Of what happens to those who choose to defy the powerful institutions that govern their lives. The woman's body remained dangling from the gallows long after her death about four hours. After the execution passersby noticed something strange according to his self-proclaimed medical professional from the time quote two living children fell from her womb. This was the first written record of what is now called postmortem. Fetal expulsion given. There aren't any other accounts of this incident. It's impossible to verify. It could have been falsified or exaggerated to illustrate the brutality of the spanish inquisition. But it's probably fair to say that until this moment humans never magin. A corpse could deliver a child

Francois Spain Europe Magin
Mystery of the Flathead Lake Monster

Mythical Monsters

02:10 min | 1 year ago

Mystery of the Flathead Lake Monster

"Oscar sat on the dock sipping coffee from chipped mug while he stared across the peaceful bluewater. The son had yet to make its way over the mission mountains. It was picturesque almost worth getting up at this hour. Almost oskar was no early bird after the army. He vowed to never again get up before sunrise. It was the main appeal of his job at the bank but he wasn't going fishing for himself. He was doing this for his best friend. The roar of a model a rumbled behind him. Oscar smiled. He knew that sound that bought that car from his dad. When oscar and matt got back from the war it was ancient them and that was nearly a decade ago. Oskar chugged his coffee and gave himself a pep talk. Matt needs this so don't complain. He smiled and waved. As matt backed up the car and the twelve foot john boat he towed behind it down the ramp and the water that called out to oscar. Figured you'd be wearing your bank. Close today matt's blue eyes looked sharp and clear and he was already busting oscars chops like used to those. Were good signs. Oscar worried about matt. Who was a little unstable these days. Not that oscar blamed him matt had been laid off. His wife had left him but they weren't going to talk about the sad stuff today. Today was about fishing. one thing. The two friends could still agree on after all these years or at least it was one thing matt loved that oscar could tolerate. Oscar hated hiking and hunting to him. It wasn't too different than being in the army. So fishing it was. He hadn't been on the lake years and he prayed for still waters matt hopped out of the truck and wrapped oscar in a bear. Hug you ready to catch the flathead lake monster. I saw it last week. Oscar i swear. Oscar chuckled matt. Had to make everything an adventure.

Matt Oscar Oskar Army Oscars John
The Cecil Hotel: Terror, Murder, and Death in the World's Scariest Hotel

Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan

02:09 min | 1 year ago

The Cecil Hotel: Terror, Murder, and Death in the World's Scariest Hotel

"The great depression changed the cels neighborhood. Dramatically downtown. la once a hot spot for tourists and nightlife became a hub for newly homeless. Thousands of people flocked downtown with nowhere to live and the area. Around the sel hotel became skid row. No longer a west coast. Gatsby esque destination. The hotel became known as a hang out for drug addicts runaways and as opposed on all that interesting dot com. Put it quote criminals far from its first days as the paul of the great depression settled over the country. The seasonal became home to a growing number of suicides and unfortunate deaths. The first successful suicide on record at the seoul was in nineteen thirty one forty six year. Old w k norton was found dead in his room after having taken poison pills he was found only a few hours after he died by the made. Police found more poison capsules in his pocket. Norton had checked into the hotel is james willis from chicago but police were able to correctly. Identify him from the numerous checks. He had with them. Made out to mrs m. c. norton in manhattan beach california just about a half an hour south of la in nineteen thirty to twenty five year. Old benjamin dotage was found in his hotel room having shot himself to death. Benjamin left no note two years after that. A former sergeant in the army medical corps fifty-three-year-old. Louis de bordon slashed his own throat in his room at the hotel. He cited ill health as the reason in his suicide note. Nine hundred thirty seven. Another military veteran jumped to his death from the top of the hotel landing on a skylight below. There is maddeningly little information about these people other than how they died. Apparently the appetite for true crime wasn't quite so hardy. A hundred years ago there were so many suicides at the c. soul that by the nineteen forties. The hotel had earned the nickname the suicide

Depression James Willis Gatsby Norton Mrs M LA Benjamin Dotage West Coast Seoul Army Medical Corps Louis De Bordon Manhattan Beach Chicago Benjamin California
New York's Legendary Mole People

Unexplained Mysteries

01:33 min | 1 year ago

New York's Legendary Mole People

"On a cold evening in nineteen ninety two journalists jennifer toth accompanied six new york police officers on their patrol through the new york city subway. She'd been inside the tunnels before. But this was the first time with a police escort. The cops hopped onto the tracks. Flashlights in hand. Toth was careful as she climbed down after them. Stepping over the electrified third rail the tracks were live which means that one accidental touch of the rail could kill her instantly as they walk deeper into the tunnel. Toth noticed a few discarded. Needles and glass vials. That used to hold crack cocaine a disgusting odor filled the space. She spotted human feces everywhere. The tunnel was silent except for the faint echoes of dripping water and scratching rats. Then a figure moved in the darkness. A behead heavy footsteps move toward them. One of the cops swung his flashlight around his hand drawn to his sidearm. Ready to draw and fire bay saw the figure race up a rusty ladder leading to a small room hidden in the tunnel. Ceiling toke was sure. It was one of the infamous mole people. She and the cops gave chase but the figure seemingly vanished. The cops weren't willing to go any deeper into the tunnel so to meet the real mole. People toth had to go into the darkness alone.

Jennifer Toth Toth New York City New York Toke
The Legend of Charles Hatfield: Rainmaker

Supernatural with Ashley Flowers

03:09 min | 1 year ago

The Legend of Charles Hatfield: Rainmaker

"Since ancient. Times wanted to understand the weather but without science they had to invent creative ways to explain it so the greeks told stories about a pantheon of gods who used whether for their own ends. The book of genesis gave us the story of noah and the catastrophic flood but by the time the industrial age was in full swing. People wanted to do more than explain the weather. They wanted to control it. After all by the nineteenth century powers that once seemed impossible. Even supernatural becoming commonplace humankind had harnessed electric light in glass bulbs. Couldn't someone figure out how to control the rain. The first man to vie for the title of scientific rainmaker was james pollard. Espy an american meteorologist. He believed that he could set these massive forest fires that would heat the air up and create enough condensation to make rain. Unfortunately for him and the forest he obliterated his theory didn't work. Throughout the rest of the nineteenth century other would be rainmakers had similar non results and pretty soon people began to suspect that the whole concept of weather modification was just wishful thinking until the early twentieth century. When a self taught weather aficionado enter the picture with a bit more optimism. His name is charles hatfield as a young man. Charles is working a day job as a sewing machine salesman when he comes across these stories about rainmakers like james pollard. Espy and he's like these guys are pedaling something valuable more than hope. They're selling life. Charles spent his youth working on his father's ranch in california so he understands the importance of rain. Water crops means a healthy harvest which means enough food to eat. If you could find a way to prevent droughts there might never be another famine. Sure every attempt at actually doing it has been a pretty big failure but maybe charles can crack the code and if he can he can definitely make a pretty penny off the deal. So charles learns everything he can about meteorology atmospheric pressure humidity wind patterns. It's not a formal education. But he feels like he really has a knack for it and when he's done with his books. Charles starts experimenting. He climbs a windmill tower near his father's ranch and starts messing around with some chemicals to create his secret formula. I'm not exactly sure what these experiments are or what goes into his miraculous rain potion. Charles never tells anyone his secrets. But i do know that by nineteen for a twenty nine year. Old charles is ready to go public with his new technology. He plays some ads in the local paper calling himself. A moisture accelerator. His work isn't magic. He stresses he says quote. I do not make rain. That would be an absurd claim. I simply attract clouds and they do the

James Pollard Espy Charles Hatfield Charles California Old Charles
The Arctics Mysterious Ping

Unexplained Mysteries

01:50 min | 1 year ago

The Arctics Mysterious Ping

"In two thousand sixteen. A man piloted his sailboat. Through the fury and hecklers straight in the northern canadian territory of nunavut as he cut through the water his sonar equipment emitted a peculiar sound. It was a single long tone high pitched and shrill to consistent to be run of the mill background noise after a few moments. The sound stopped but it had already kick started a mystery. The sailor was the first person to hear the nunavut ping. We don't know how word spread but soon news of the pain had reached the local at town of igloo. Lick as with many small hamlets in northern canada. A lot of glue lick residents relied on the ocean. They made their living hunting seals and other water mammals and they usually found their prey in the fury and hecklers straight. This waterway boasted an abundance of seals and was free from ice year round but recently hunters had struggled in the fury and hekla straight. Nobody knew why but the animals were disappearing win. The glue lick heard about the ping. They assumed a connection. The southbound must be driving the seals out of the fury and heckler straight even more concerning the ping hadn't done away over the next few weeks other hunters and if few vacationers on yachts detected it as well. If they listened carefully they could hear it through their hall but it appeared clear as day on sonar witnesses described it as a beep abuzz or most commonly ping no one could figure out where it came from

Nunavut Igloo Canada
The Haunting of Pfister Hotel

Haunted Places

01:41 min | 1 year ago

The Haunting of Pfister Hotel

"Celeste sped up trying to outpace her mother as they walked through the opulent lobby of the pfister hotel. The night had been going fine until she mentioned. Celeste boyfriend daniel. Her mom launched into a tirade that he was going nowhere and not good enough for her. Now all celeste wanted was to pack and catch the first plane out of milwaukee as she approached the grand staircase for mom called out to her. Celeste spun around and put her hands on her hips. She told her mother that she didn't want to hear it. Celeste was tired of her expectations if her mom at screwed up her own life. That was her problem. It didn't give her the right to control everyone else. So less words rang through the empty lobby but her mom didn't respond. Celeste realize that her mother's face had gone white and she was trembling. Celeste harp plummeted. She'd gone too far. She'd been angry but she hadn't meant to hurt her mother like that. Celeste started to apologize but her mom cut her off racing shaking finger to point toward the stairs. Celeste turned and saw women's standing behind her. She wore an old fashioned dress with the bodice of blue lace for wide skirt in long black hair billowed out around here as though blown by an unseen wind. Her eyes were wide with and your arms flailed wildly as though she'd lost her balance but it wasn't the woman's appearance that made celeste blood. Run cold it was the fact that she fluted three feet off the ground.

Celeste Pfister Hotel Celeste Spun Celeste Harp Milwaukee Daniel
The Fox Sisters: A Mysterious Haunting

Supernatural with Ashley Flowers

02:14 min | 1 year ago

The Fox Sisters: A Mysterious Haunting

"Today story begins in december of eighteen. Forty seven when the fox family moves to the rural community of hides new york the plan to build their own home in the new town but the winter is pretty brutal so the construction comes to a stop in the meantime. John and margaret fox rent a modest house near the town centre and move in with their two young daughters. Fourteen year old maggie and eleven year old kate. This rental house is small like the four of them have to share a single bedroom. The parents asleep in one bed in maggie in kate and another and while it's kind of tight the fox's are relatively happy. John is a reformed alcoholic with a new outlook on life. Margaret is a super sweet mother who lives for her children as for maggie and kate. They're pretty much glued at the hip so they're never bored. Most nights in the new house are pretty unremarkable. After doing some chores and blowing out the candle they slip into their beds and fall asleep to the peaceful sounds of the river nearby. Of course there are other sounds too you know. The standard creepy sounds that come with living in a tiny shack in the middle of the woods. The wind howling the creaking of old trees. The pitter-patter of creatures scuttling through the night but on a cold march night. The fox's wake up to something different something other worldly. There's a sudden wrapping on the walls thumping on the ceilings and vibrations all around them naturally. Everyone's a little alarmed so they re light the candle and investigate this sound has to have a source an open window rattling an animal trapped inside a woodpecker on the roof. It could be any number of things but after checking every corner of the room and popping their heads outside. They don't find anything out of the ordinary. Which is a little weird sure. But it's the middle of the night in everyone's tired. So john margaret maggie and kate all go back to bed hoping that the sounds will just go away on their own. But that's wishful thinking.

Maggie Margaret Fox FOX Kate John Margaret New York John Margaret Maggie