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Mysterious Tourist Resort Deaths
"The dominican republic is a jewel floating in the caribbean visitors to the island. Come looking for paradise in its verdant rainforests and white sand beaches more often than not they find it and then they tell their friends. Tourism is a massive industry in the dominican republic. In fact around twenty percent of the nation's gross domestic product comes from foreign visitors though the population numbers just ten million people dominicans. Welcome more than six million vacationers every year. Almost half of them come from the united states in two thousand eighteen. A disturbing trend began among the tourists. One that would go unnoticed for almost a year. Someone or something was killing them in june that year a fifty one year old. Pennsylvania resident named yvette monet export on her first vacation in years. Yvette was excited to finally relax at the luxurious by principal resort in punta cana. Little did she know it would be her final holiday. One evening event in her fiance had a drink from their room's minibar before going to bed in the middle of the night her partner hurting gurgling sound thinking nothing of it he turned over and went back to sleep but when he woke he that was dead. Yvette was just the first in a string of tragedies. The following month of forty five year old man named david harrison traveled to the dominican with his wife. Dawn they state at a different resort. But like yvette. David seemingly had a target on his back one day. He returned from snorkeling saying he felt unwell after he dawn fell asleep. The unthinkable happened. David woke in a cold sweat. Unable to move his wife tried to get help but it was too late. David had suffered a heart attack which caused his lungs to fill with fluids. I condition known as pulmonary dima. He didn't survive as two thousand. Eighteen ended it. Seemed like yvette. And david were to random fatalities but in early two thousand nineteen four. More people died seventy eight year old jerry current in january thirty one year old tracy jerome gesture junior in march and sixty five year old john corcoran and sixty seven year. Old robert wallace. In april each of these tragedies were reported to the authorities but no one made any connection between them until forty one year old miranda shop werner on may twenty fifth two thousand nineteen miranda arrived at the bahia principe bougainville resort with her husband. Dan the getaway was to celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary. They hadn't been in their room. Long maranda took a drink from the mini bar. But after her first sip she suddenly convulsed she cried out for her husband and fell backwards onto the bed where she writhed in agony before passing out. Dan swiftly called the paramedics. Dan himself was a doctor. So he searched for miranda's polls he could barely feel it. He administered cpr until the emt's arrived. But neither he nor the medics could revive her. Miranda was declared dead on the scene the victim of a heart attack though miranda did have a history of cardiac issues. Her relatives back in pennsylvania had doubts as to whether they had killed her and their suspicion grew when they learned she had taken a drink from the mini bar right before collapsing. They took it as evidence that something else was a foot in just five days later it seemed they were proven right on may thirtieth at the bahia principe romana hotel staff entered a room to clean. They found two guests lying on the floor unresponsive. The housekeepers rushed to get help but it was too late. The couple was already long dead. The resort identified the bodies as sixty three year. Old edward homes and forty nine year old. Cynthia day of maryland. The pair had been scheduled to check out earlier that day. An autopsy revealed they had eerily died from the same cause as david harrison pulmonary dima. All three were cardiac related deaths in which fluid filled their lungs. But in edward and cynthia's case no one called for help. If their hearts gave out at different times one of them should have been able to dial reception but there was no call indicating the two people suffered identical heart attacks at the exact same moment with three dead guests in under a week. The bahia principe chain realized they needed to get ahead of the press. The hotel company released a statement stressing that they were doing everything they could to help the families of the deceased and they would cooperate with local authorities to determine if there was any link between their deaths
A Ouija board mystery
"Welcome to kiss myths and mysteries. Heiner host kit chrome in my month-long search our investigation into different forms of nation. I touched on the wage board last friday. And almost as a cautionary tale and immediately received some emails. Asking me to back that up. So i put it to my team of urban legend writers to come up with some information. That was something. I can validate with police. A names and numbers and read over this podcast so here. It is in the small seaside town of dungeness bay. The bodies of seventy five year old eric ward and his seventy two year old wife. Mildred were found on the beach without a mark on either body. The clothes were soaked with seawater. The autopsy report indicated. The water was found in their lungs. The bodies were discovered by a jogger who tracks were the only ones found on the beach when the police arrived locals testified that the couple were often seen walking the beach. at twilight. The couple's adult son clayton ward. Came up from california that after three weeks of intense investigation no suspects were revealed and clayton had to get back to his job as a technology specialist for the silicon valley giant apple but his parting comment to the dungeon is bay. Police was that when he returned he'd be able to identify the murder of his parents in eighteen. Ninety one the patent was granted to elijah bond for the we g board but one of the first mentions of the review board used was in asia around eleven hundred. Ad and historical document documents from that era but the design we know today was based on the talking boards of ohio produced by kennard six months after his first visit to dungeness baked clayton more restrictions on the list of clues. He assured police that if followed would lead them to the murderer of his parents. Seven days later after following the various clues. The police brought in steve hawks. The grounds keeper employed by the wards who under intense interrogation confessed to the drowning of the couple. He claimed that eric had kept a large amount of cash in a safe that he planned on taking. He was however unable to explain how he was going to get into the safe. When asked by the police where he got the clues clayton more replied that he belonged to a small group that used the ouija board to solve crimes and that when his father was contacted his father's spirit told him steve had knocked him unconscious and then dragged him into the waves thinking they would be washed out to sea where they would drown but he was unaware that it was low. Tide and they'd be washed up on the beach with the changing tide. He further toll clayton that. If the police went to steve's house they would find the bloody tire iron news to knock him unconscious. Clayton return to california but when police attempted to contact him with further questions about the clues they found his address was nonexistent. Phone number disconnected no record of employment at the apple corporation. Then investigator that was brought in on the case discovered that eric and ward owned a ouija board and from journal they cap learn that they were often the host of the spirit calling itself. Dozo now we g board users will tell you that. Zoe is the demon spirit of the ouija board that sometimes he becomes protective of those that. Hold the open through the board that allows him to enter this world. Where the wards holding the door open for a demon spirit that manifested into the image of a protective son that never existed and when they were murdered by their grounds keeper was a door that allowed so to pass back and forth between this world and is shut. In which world is he
The Mystery Of The Pennhurst Asylum
"The eastern pennsylvania institution for the feeble minded and epileptic later called pinehurst asylum was originally established as a facility for the disabled opened in nineteen o eight. The property contained in array of buildings all scattered around large tracts of farmland in chester county. Thirty miles outside of philadelphia though it might sound like it was designed for care and comfort. The reality was anything. But the institute was first created to house intellectually and developmentally disabled people alongside those who suffered from epilepsy but this strategy was unwise as such patients had very different needs. What's worse is that. Many of the institutions goals were based on the nineteenth century eugenics movement proponents of the movement believed that the human gene pool should be protected and anyone deemed. Genetically inferior. Should be prevented from reproducing by forced sterilization or segregation from the rest of society. For this reason. People with certain kinds of disabilities whose families could not care for them were sent to penn hearst. Most of them came as infants or children. Girls and boys are separated into different buildings. So there wouldn't be any sexual mixing in the decades since the institution closed a slew of modern day rumors claim that penn hurst carried out forced sterilizations on its patients. But while sterilization did occur at similar institutions in the united states. There was actually no record of it at pinehurst. Rumors of the institute's horrific procedures ran rampant. The last perhaps this is because the hospital was shrouded in an era of mystery it operated almost completely independently of the outside world. It had its own power plant and produced its own. Food and supplies were brought in by a special rail. Line pen hurts was designed so that no one from the outside could get in but more importantly so that no one on the inside could ever get out. Georgie was carrying a stack of folded sheets toward the finish piles. When he noticed a girl arguing with an orderly. George stopped in his tracks. She had long shiny hair and was pointing a finger directly at him confidently shouting and screaming. He was instantly captivated and continued to watch her but eventually to more orderlies came over to give her a shot. And take away georgie side. Good things never lasted. Long at penn harris georgia's mother had left him there when he was only three. He never knew why not what he done or where she'd gone he'd been stuck in this place for twelve years and he knew it like the back of his hand. He knew that when the girl got taken away it was the last he'd see of her or so he thought The next day georgy walked into the laundry building at his heart nearly stopped there. She was if he someone else. He could've tapped on her shoulder and introduced himself but as it was he could barely manage breathing and walking at the same time. Georgie said down in front of his pile of sheets and started cursing himself for being so shy and that was when someone tapped him on the shoulder turned. The girl was standing behind him. A fitted sheet in her hand. She has georgie how to fold it. Her name was kerry. No one was happy to be. A pen harassed. But carrie was indignant about it. She said she didn't belong there. That was why she'd been fighting with the orderly. There was no way she was going to spend the day slaving over an ironing board if she wasn't getting paid the orderly at said that barbital injection might change her mind but it obviously didn't soon george bush love. He used to find laundry duty tedious. But now it was the only thing. He looked forward to because laundry. Duty meant seeing carry a few weeks. After they first met george carey was sitting on a low stone wall outside the laundry carried. Turn to him with a frown. She asked to launch. She was a burden after her parents died. Her guardianship went to her uncle.
The Failed Shangri-La Plaza
"The star studded high production surrealistic musical sitcom shangri la plaza was originally produced as a pilot for b. nineteen ninety ninety one season but for one night only the network decided to air it as a summer fill in on july thirtieth nineteen ninety and that half hour made history. Well kind of in a really weird bad way. So we're gonna talk about the sitcom shangri la plaza. All of the weirdness that occurs around it to talk about cop rock. That was abc. Same year that this came out. It has a very cop rock field. But what is what are your reactions to this the intro. I could not tell you what it was about. If you pay me any amount of money it so abstract i guess and never mind the cheesiness. that's i expect that it's one thousand nine hundred ninety experimental. Things are a little bit weird. I was just saying that. Like i guess seinfeld came and say yeah television at that point but i could not tell. It seemed like a place. Where maybe there's food and abc live. I don't know what is highly. It's hard to tell it's it all began really with nineties. L. a. mall culture shangrila was inspired by that and it was filmed on location in north hollywood strip mall at the corner of vineland and burbank boulevard. In north hollywood california just went for it. This set a strip mall was built on top of an original strip mall which is where the problems really begin. This mall on mall design was the topic of a washington post story in nineteen ninety emmy award winning art director. Jeremy ray elton best known for his work on playhouse was responsible for the set sign. And that's not the only high-calibre name attached this very confused project. Broadway legend terrence man. Who played leads in. Layman's and cat stars as ira bondo machine mechanic who works with his brother. George jeff jaeger lanes musician love interest. John remain in seinfeld. Speaking of seinfeld at the mall's bodyshop. When amy molloy hardin yes jan on the office takes over her shitty husbands donut shop. I think after he dies. Both brothers are instantly. Smitten future smallville. Star nexium sex cult leader. Alice mac a very young l. Plays amy's precocious eight year old daughter in her only on screen acting role jazz. Great carmen lundy plays the donut shops. Only employees savion glover plays a wrapping teen commenting on. What's happening kind of greek chorus style. An oscar nominee. Chris sarandon plays the plazas landlord. It's for something where it's just a pilot of a throwaway like experimental pilot like pretty heavy hitting actors. The show itself was helmed by horror sci fi writer director nick castle. You may know him as the co writer of john. Carpenter's state from new york. And he played michael myers in the original halloween. The composers were craig sapphire or sedan known from his work. On cheers and mark mueller. Who wrote the theme song to duck tales and jennifer pages. Nine hundred ninety eight hit crush it just like there's a lot of talent involved in this project and it just gets lost along the way while working together on projects like the last starfighter tapped the trio discovered. They had a common passion. The three of us loved old musicals. Knicks dad was a choreographer who had done royal wedding and many other movies sephardim says and the opportunity to make a musical finally happened. When cassel's pal jeff sagansky became the head of cbs. He was looking for something new. Some fresh ideas for cbs program lineup castle savannah mueller who themselves the schmaltz kings were creating in la based rock opera and unique written and composed by credit on the pilot the or inspired like i said by the strip malls around the mall culture in the late eighties early nineties. Kind of creating something colorful and also their love of musicals. It's like a hat and a hat on a hat. The pitch to cbs was also pretty weird. The schmaltz kings cleared off sagansky desk and with the keyboard and two speakers. They perform songs from the show in character.
Return to Dyatlov Pass
"Nineteen fifty nine. The bodies of ten young students experienced hikers and skiers were found in bizarre and puzzling ways strewn over a forested mountain tap. Their deaths would remain a mystery until a week ago. I kid you not. This is the story of the die off pass so again starts in one thousand nine hundred fifty nine. There's a group of early twenty somethings. They're all in their early twenties from like twenty two twenty three to one thirty eight year old outlier to kind of lead them has a little bit more experience under his belt. And they all study at the euro polytechnical institute and it was an organized skiing expedition across the euro mountains in the soviet union. Eager deitz lov. Three year old radio engineer was kind of the leader who assembled everybody asking nine of his college friends. Eight men and two women to join up again. I'm sorry if i mispronounced names. I'm bound to do that. Even deitz love pass. Was his stretch for me so again. Apologies in any case. All of them were experienced great to hikers with lots of skiing experience. Also it was kind of going to be a high scoring hybrid trip. And when they returned all of them would be receiving their grade three hiking certification which is really impressive. It was the highest certification available in the soviet union and required candidates to climb over a hundred ninety miles. The route was designed by dight loves group to reach the far northern regions of spurred lofts oblast and approved by the sverdlovsk city. Route commission even though it was supposed to be the most difficult time to take that route. The goal of the expedition was to reach a tort in our which is a six point. Two mile high mountain semi-in terry of who is previously certified to go with another expedition of similar difficulty. Decided to go with the dice. Love group on twenty third of january nineteen fifty-nine semyon Law of yuri. D'oro anco ludmila duhniah yuri christmas chanko alexandra Love tov is a nedia. Colomer dorota rustam slobodan nikolai thebault bre goals alexander and your yudin all left on their expedition. The group arrive by train at dell small town in the middle of spare lofts ups done two days later then. They all took a truck to his high where they bought a bunch of bread and carb loaded for the next day's start when the actual hike would begin as they hiked one. Member your yudin. Who suffered from several health ailments. He had rheumatism. And a congenial heart defect decided to turn back his knees and joints for giving him a pretty hard time. It would be a decision that saved his life on january thirty first. The group arrive at the edge of a highland area and began to prepare for climbing. They secured food and equipment. There that would be used for when they would come back through the next day. The ten plan to get over the pass and make camp for the next night on the opposite side but bad conditions snowstorms and decreasing visibility. Made them lose their direction and push the group more west than they had planned when they realized that they were more west than they should be. Group decided to just set up camp right on the slope of the mountain rather than move a couple of miles downhill to a forested area. Which would have offered a little bit of shelter from the weather. Diaries and cameras founder on their last campsite possible to track the group's route up until this point which is really a really profound part of the story to see their writing and to see the pictures they had a camera. The film was developed after the fact so it feels very very spooky in that way and they're all so young and very positive and optimistic and really excited about each other. And the you know exploring the mountaintop the group had so much ahead of them and they talk about what they were studying and how that was significant to this expedition but unfortunately that night would be the last day that they would all be alive before leaving on the expedition. Dight love told the university sports club he would send telegram no later than february twelfth on the twelfth passed and no messages have been received there was no immediate reaction because it was pretty normal to encounter delays etc but on february twentieth. Travelers relatives demanded a rescue operation. And the head of the institute sent the first rescue groups consisting of volunteer students and teachers
What Happened To Connie Converse
"In nineteen twenty four elizabeth eaton converse was born into a devoutly religious family being by the nineteen forties. She changed her name to connie and moved to new york city to pursue music. She spent her twenties writing folk songs and rebelling against her traditional after little came of her musical ambitions in new york. Connie moved to ann arbor michigan in nineteen sixty where she took an editorial position at an academic journal by the age of thirty six. Connie was struggling with her mental health in particular and affliction she referred to as her blue funk. This was made worse. When in the early seventies connie received two devastating pieces of news. She lost her job and her doctor told her she needed a hysterectomy. After turning fifty in august nineteen seventy four. Connie converse said goodbye to her brother and friends packed up volkswagen beetle and drove away. Officially she's never been seen or heard from again in her final instructions to her brother. Connie asked philip to pay her health insurance up until a certain date. She never explained. Why but philip worried that something terrible would happen. When that day passed searching for answers. Philip found a filing cabinet that belonged to connie in his antics inside. He found old journal entries poems notes and a farewell letter addressed to quote. Anyone who ever asks it read. So let me go please. And please accept my. Thanks for those happy times that each of you has given me over the years. And please know that i would have preferred to give you more than i ever did or could i am in everyone's debt. Philip did as connie requested. He let her go for thirty five years. Never knowing if she was alive or dead always hoping she'd return but from the moment she laughed. Philip and connie's closest friends feared the worst they own about connie's blue funk for quite some time though. Connie was never officially diagnosed with clinical depression. So far as we know in her farewell letter she wrote as an over educated peasant. I've read a good bit about middle-aged oppression and no several cases other than my own. According to establish psychiatric consensus those who suffer from major depressive disorders tend to lose interest in activities that previously brought them joy in connie's case when she moved to ann arbor. She stopped writing music. But even while living in new york connie's lyrics described feelings of isolation in her song called. Sorrow is my name. She wrote from the perspective of sadness is self sneaking in and out of people's minds in the bridge of the song sorrow kroons. And if you fear me i will come in haste and if you love me i will go away and if you scorn me i will lay you waste and if you know me i will come to stay. Perhaps connie wrote from her own experience overcome by a deep unshakable sadness that she felt would live inside her forever. She certainly wouldn't be the first person to live with undiagnosed depression in fact historians theorized that many historical figures battled similar mental illnesses before they were ever fully understood for example. Both frankenstein author mary. Shelley and president abraham lincoln reported experiencing significant bouts of melancholy. They'd regularly fall into deep sadness often unrelated to the events of their day to day lives. Some scholars have interpreted these spells as episodes of clinical depression diagnosis. That didn't exist in the eighteen. Hundreds when both lived almost a century later as connie struggled with her blue funk there was still an incredible amount of debate surrounding what constituted and caused depression throughout the nineteen hundreds doctors around the world published opinions but the medical field never reached consensus early. Researchers like sigmund. Freud believed depression was the result of traumatic experiences of course psychologists today understand that the causes are much more nuanced and multifaceted. They include both genetic and societal factors and this understanding started to take shape in the nineteen seventies when clinician set standards for diagnosing and treating clinical depression then in nineteen seventy five one year after connie disappeared doctors. I coined the term major depressive disorder.
Modern Oracles divination with Palmistry
"Welcome to kiss miss and mysteries. I'm your host kit chrome today as part of my month long investigation into modern oracle destination. I'm putting the art palm reading under the microscope for a closer look. Palm reading originated from ancient asia and is now popular fashionable worldwide as way of person's fate and personality by reading the lines shapes colors of a person's palm and fingers. Let's start with the question. Most often asked which hand you have read. It is believed that the right hand the dominant hand for most people represents now in the future and thus can be changed with time and experience while the left hand represents past and traits the person was born with thus it is more meaningful to take the right hand priority in palm reading though both hands for most people are pretty symmetrical few differences there but in respect to the right and left hand reading. Some say the right hand is for females while the left hand is for males for reading birth traits and then right hand for males and left hand for females for reading present and future. This is because the left hand side is associated with males and fatherhood and the right hand side of the body with females motherhood at least according to chinese traditions. But let's continue our examination palmistry with the current or most common practice. But exactly what does science have to say about palm brady. Americans continue to believe in spiritual phenomenon by the millions that according to a two thousand nine pew research center survey that found that twenty six percent of americans believe in spiritual energy and fifteen percent reports seeing a psychic in the past year but popularity doesn't equal validity. So what is the verdict from the scientific community. Cutting to the chase. They're is scientifically no evidence whatsoever to support the claims about palmistry. So says james. Herbert had psychology department interim provost at drexel university. The core claimed people make. Is that the patterns of the lines. So the palm relate to something about your personality and this can be useful as a way of assessing personality traits more useful in standard ways. Especially if we're lucky at introversion or extroversion alright. Why do people believe in palm reading. It's called the illusory correlation. The human brain is a pattern seeking oregon. We've all to look for patterns. The cost of seen a pattern. That isn't real as smaller than the cost of missing pattern. That is real. So false positives cost less than false negatives on a personal note during the mid nineteen seventies. I took a girlfriend to the renaissance fair held at the time in nevada. California near block forest. I was performing his sword fighting routine with life fencing master during one of my breaks. I escorted by gal to gypsy. Palm reader lay the twenty dollars on the table. Little round table in the middle of attempt. I sat in the corner. My girlfriend extended her right hand. Palm up across the table for the gypsy to read within moments the gypsy roll my girlfriend's fingers up and began to cry. She got up left returning the twenty dollars process three days later. My girlfriend was struck by a car and killed. Did the gypsy see this. Within days of the accident. I contacted the manager and planner of the fair and ask for the name of the palm reading gypsy. They said that she had folded her. Tent was no longer associated with the fair and that they have no information name address or phone number for her. I was told that many of the smaller booths paid one. Initial price didn't fill out any other information and that they often only stayed for a couple of days. It was odd that she had left after only half a day.
Modern Oracle divination with Runes
"Welcome to kids myths and mystery signer host kid chrome today in my month. Long look different forms of divination. I'm examining the ancient history of rooms simply put room. Stones are an ancient norse methods of division by use of the elder foot hawk alphabet developed in the fourth century. These powerful little nuggets of wisdom were used to predict the future produce signs that brought on protection luck and a lot. More runes are letters of an ancient dramatic alphabet with each conveying a unique symbolic meaning. The word rune means mystery in celtic and germanic languages though sometimes associated with fortune. Telling most rune practitioners. Realistically point out. That runes were not designed to predict the future by assessing ancient wisdom. Rooms were designed to produce a greater awareness of the connection of all things the nature of cause and effect and the interactions between our personal lives. And the rest of the world like any balanced archetype system rooms represent an overview of human psychology the physical world and the universe but how are modern day rooms. Red present day rune casting involves asking a specific question then interpreting the meanings of the symbols inscribed on a set of stones the techniques for selecting rune stones varied. A single stone can be chosen from a bag in an answer to a question or number of stones usually three or nine can be laid out in a variety of pattern similar to tarot spread for interpretation or a handful of stones can be drawn than cast onto a special cloth where unique meanings can be assigned to rooms in the face up or face down positions choosing a method of room. Casting is largely a matter of personal taste. None of these methods. I've mentioned or others omitted. Here should be considered more authentic than the rest says. Sarah's no reliable record precisely how rooms were cast for the nation in ancient times when using rooms listen to your own wisdom and selecting the appropriate technique. Okay here we go. What about runes as a tool for magic in nineteen ninety. Stephen grundy expert on ruins described rune magic as the active principle as opposed to passive interpretations based on runic debonair. Okay still what is room magic. There are ruined. Magic spell lists that consist of four basic and ford vast possible combinations. these combinations require arcane syntax. This image is a user. Made reference sheet for all spell combinations. So you can get a sheet. That tells you how to cast a spell with runes the symbols on rooms like those who've terrible back thousands of years but unlike tarot you can take a single room symbol carved into a candle for extra power in a specific ritual back in nineteen seventy one. I was a guest to the gathering of witches. When i entered the sacred circle. I was pulled aside by which offered to throw rooms onto an animal hide. She called a yoga on my behalf. We'd never met yet. She was able to describe many of my personality traits and after some time she spoke of my future not only was she accurate about my personality. She nailed my future and the data. My father's death did she come to those conclusions. By reading runes truly possessed the ability to see the future. Modern oracle destination with ruins was researched and written by our team. Urban lead jin riders and produced here at night. I will sound studio brought to you in part by the rogue valley metaphysical library and internationally recognized psychic medium. Sharon bauer author of the book. Live internal love immortal. They you can get share. And bauer medium dot com and by kids myths and mysteries dot com. Where you could always get a book on a strange and unexplained for free and just a reminder that you if you have any questions about divination you can drop me an email. I guess that'd be the term you could send me an email at kitt k. Crumb had gmail.com. I'm kit chrome. Thanks for listening.
"Days ago. We observed the thirty fifth anniversary of the space shuttle. Challenger's bush in the killed seven brave astronauts and a chance to actually get into that. I just thought it kind of bring the room down and it would it. Would basically a habit gets reflect back on the failure that the shuttle program eventually became. I'm man i'm and it's arguable. That the shuttle missions were a failure but it just Conversations before with people who said it's the equivalent of taking a bus out of the garage. Hang around the earth a couple times. That's all it was but you know it was interesting. At least the space program had something going on at the time. And i thought it would. I even met a shuttle astronaut Good guy Just that by the time We had a conversation on a cable channel about moon landing in. I didn't like each other afterwards. And i i didn't. I didn't wanna cause trouble with him. In fact he was just an amazing astronaut. Let's astronaut my god guys space. You know pro. You know again. I look at astronauts. It's like i. I'd look at a veteran. Or i look at a soldier who fights. I mean they got more than i do. I sit studio. And gripe all the time but i just you know. I was amazed by The he was not my first astronaut. I've met a few Never met buzz aldrin or ordeal armstrong. Or anybody like that. A few shuttle astronauts. I've i've met a former nasa. Well no i interviewed chuck cernan but i was never. I interviewed him over the phone. So i i don't know i just have an affinity for space i i i love it because of course i love the topic of aliens. Ufo's avi lopburi more. We come on. Space travels amazing. I mean we'd star trek star wars. These are things. I really like And you know noticing too. I grew up in utah. Where more than fire call was twenty miles away thirty miles away from where i lived and this is where the rings were made for the space shuttle program of course the failed challenger explosion was because of the ordering problems were more than thiokol and only two failures in the whole space shuttle program where people were killed. Astronauts were killed. No real new information though. That was out there and You know and we kept being promised this was just you know the shuttle program was going to be used to not only take the bus out for a dry but it was also going to be used to go to the space station and bring astronauts food and stuff and now well for the longest time we were contracting russia. We're having a deal with russia to send astronauts to the space shuttle to the space station to well actually said food to the space as well and i thought why are we relying on russia in and this whole nonsense about how russia was our enemy and everything. They're our enemy. Why are they helping us with our space program. Just didn't make any sense. But yeah i mean looking back at our field. Space programs is important. Indicate that president. Barack obama crippled dass his efforts to send astronauts beyond low earth orbit. When obama came into office. he didn't want a number of other. Presidents have done to determine their goals for nasa. He formed a presidential commission to study the space agency and then he came up with some recommendations so he you a committee the committee. You basically. you're saying well. I think there are far more important things. We need to invest our money. And so i'm gonna cut your budget. You know basically what area. We're gonna bring you altogether. Cut your budget. So you're going to have to deal with you know whatever that's all it's been cutting budget and budget cutting and and And so that's why you have now space x that's why you have You know these other companies visas and others who want to do space because you know space has been neglected. The budgets have been neglected in our government for some time but we had a lot of conservative presidents like george w bush and of course donald trump. Who said yeah. We're all the speech program. Let's get it going. And the reason why is because there's brooke obama once said and this is one of the reasons why he basically said no to you know exorbitant budgets for space. He says well. You know spaces. In america. First issue. And we should be more universal. We she wore. We wore worldly with our concepts in our conquest of space. We need to do you know we didn't do it all together as a world. It's a it's a world bring people together in a world government or world philosophy. I think reagan kinda hinted to what he said. You know our differences worldwide would vanish. We were facing an alien threat from outside of this world but that was an alien threat. That was the idea that if there were aliens out there wanting to eat us then we would certainly band together as a group. I mean that's what independence day was all about right. See the independence day. Movie or armageddon were nasa saves the day. You know it's time and time again. We get told it. Our space program is amazing. Well yeah they do amazing things. But it's not as amazing as it used to be. I mean lockheed. Martin ceo norm augustine Headed up the augustine commission during the obama administration actually was named after maga sanofi headed up with the. It's called the augustine commission and basically they returned with a set of recommendations after few wants convening during the obama administration so the commission found the program then in existence project constellation was not execute under any reasonable
The Yogurt Shop Murders
"Today. We're gonna be talking about another harder incredibly intriguing but again the details in this will be difficult. This is a famous austin case. A four teenage girls found dead in an incinerated yogurt shop. This is the yogurt shop. Murders and december sixth nineteen ninety-one. It was a chilly friday night. In austin texas fifteen year old. Sarah harbison and her thirteen year old friend. Amy eire's or airs again apologies. If i get names wrong. Were at north. Chris mall in downtown austin in nineteen ninety-one they were milling around shopping. Just kind of killing time until sarah's sister jennifer and her friend and coworker allies at thomas. Seventeen with their late shift which would end around eleven pm. jennifer analyzer worked at the. I can't believe it's not yogurt. Shop located in the hillside strip mall blocks away from north cross mall. I can't believe it's yogurt. Is something that i was familiar with but again it's a very it's kind of a heavier. Texas chain founded in nineteen seventy seven. It's a pretty cool job to have. I can imagine as a teenager. You know easy kind of fun. i would also imagine. Sarah was excited that iran ten pm when she went to help jennifer analiza close up that she was. You know getting ready for her weekend. It was friday night. They were all going to to a friend's for sleepover party afterwards. It's it feels like a very. And this i think is what gets me too. It feels like a very like typical nineties. That i would have absolutely been part of and i could see myself in this specific time and place just before midnight austin police department officer troy gay was patrolling the area. He noticed smoke rising up from the strip mall. Gear reported as a fire and firefighters soon arrived on the scene as they were extinguishing the blaze. They saw it wasn't just a fire. It was a murder scene jennifer. Sarah amy elisa were dead. All of the girls were naked bound gagged with their own clothing jennifer. Sarah eliza were found deep in the store and a kind of supply closet clustered into one corner allies. And sarah were stacked on top of each other while jennifer lay close by legs were spread wide open. One body had an ice cream scoop placed on it. They were all shot in the back of the head. Execution style with a twenty two lead bullet. Sarah's hands have been tied behind her with a pair of underwear that she had also been gagged with and she was raped. Jennifer was not bound but her hands behind her back. Elisa have been gagged in her hands were also tied behind her their bodies were burned almost beyond recognition with napkins and other flammable items from around the shop on top of them clearly used to help burn their bodies. They also doused and lighter fluid. The fire was so bad in the room. Austin reporter. Dick ellis recounts the melted. The top rungs of a heavy aluminum ladder in the back of the store. Amy's body was discovered alone in a room closer to the main dining area. She was not as hard as friends but she received second and third degree burns on twenty five to thirty percent of her body. She was found with a sock like cloth around her neck. She had been raped shot similarly to the others but the bullet had missed her brain. She had a second bullet which did go through her brain hitting her cheek and exiting through her jaw based on the patterns in the rooms. Killer may have stacked all four bodies on top of each other but amy had pulled herself off and managed to crawl out to a different part of the store. There was five hundred and forty dollars missing from the store itself. Police also deduced. The two guns had been used to commit the murder suggesting there were multiple killers in the days. After i mean everyone was obviously incredibly upset but of course a lot of cases that we talk about lots of mistakes were made and lots of people were suspects. The police department had over three hundred suspects initially and lots of false confessions right out the gate. The i suspect was a fifteen year old maurice pierce who was caught with a twenty two handgun in north crest mall the same night as the murderers. The same gun used to kill at least one of them. Eight days later he was brought in although he initially promising information after tough questioning detectives decided maurice was trying to get himself out of a gun charge and eliminated him and his three friends that he had implicated. Michael scott roberts springsteen forrest wellborn. All of them were under seventeen. When pierce's gun was tested. The ballistic showed it didn't match the murder weapon. Also fingerprints and hair collected from the crime. Seed didn't match any of the four teens. Eventually the investigators just moved on still austin looked feverishly around for the person or people who could have done such a terrible thing
Ross and Carrie Become Exorcists (Part 11): How to Perform an Exorcism
"Hello and welcome to ono. Rawson carry the show where we don't just report on science quality and claims of the paranormal. But take yep when they make the claims. We don't have to. I'm carrie poppy and i am. Ross blocher agree. That is my name agree to agree. And you are an angel on this earth. Thank you thank you bob. Larsen may beg to differ. Because we're finally we're finally going to take you to the finish line on the international school of exercise on. Yes but not on. Bob larsen we have more to say bob. Indeed there will be more and in fact you took the advanced course so this might not even be end of your wasn't sure how to reveal that maybe we make that bonus also booder now. You've revealed it. I've taken the advanced course. There's more but this will bring you up to speed to where if you have all this information. You are ready to be an exorcist. As long as john larson signs a certificate with your name on it which we now have were very proud of rat. Yes so there's four. More courses left in level three the exorcist level. And we're finally going to get to the last course which i was like the first course that felt like what i was expecting this totally totally absolutely so we start with level three course seven angels and spiritual warfare part one. Yup you know. Bob likes to break things down. Yeah tough subcategories. Give me like a seven day okay. Okay sure but. I was excited by this topic. I want to learn more about angels. Yes i knew you would be excited. I was like this is ross territory right here. You're like this is very boring to me but it was interesting happens. There's things where i'm like. All right kerry. We'll really be into this good memory. Let's talk some more about exactly. Oh good you read a new study. That's great but angels they're real. We knew that yeah and you know the church really ignores them down. Plays them really. We need to talk more about angels. Is this talking or bob but me agreeing with bob. Actually this funny this just popped into my head at one point i remember. I can't remember where i was exposed to it but somebody had like a picture. I want to say in a magazine. That was a photo taken. And it was of an angel. And as i call it was something like formation of the sky that created the shape like a payroll dollah of an angel shape but i remember really impacted me as a kid and i made a copy of this and i had it on my wall with all of the other artwork taped up to my wall. That's great. i think. I've told you i had the jars of clay guys on my ceiling over. That's right the same had angel paranoia on my wall. Definitely if you grow up evangelical you hear about angels. Mostly you know what. Actually this is. A place where the christians of the skeptics. And i say that with the k. The skeptics they're like oh you think angels people who used to be human and then they died and then they got wings the right says they actually been angels for fs. Oh my goodness so. Bob will give us his flavor of this. That's a good point because everybody takes like a little piece of scripture and takes it to heart and that forms their theology about what angels are where they came from. How many dance on the head of a pin. How many follow us knew how. Many if i kind of look back at my church experience i remember a whole range. Some people really excited about angel. Some people are embarrassed to talk about them. I remember reading a book that my mom had that was filled with stories of anjelica interventions. People saying my car broke down and this man came and he helped me out. And then i turned around to thank him and he was gone. And there's no way he could've gone. It was empty for miles around. He was an angel. That's the only explanation. So i still believe. Oh big reveal also like one of my favorite singers. Still is kevin max of dc talk and he talks a lot about angels and he'll sing songs about angels. I remember even as a christian like this guy seems a little overly interested in angels. This is too much angel exactly. So what's bob's angle. on angels. his angel angle is that the bible talks about angels all the time. but as you said deter ch- don't give a fuck anymore. But bob gives a fuck so he points out that the old testament talks about angels and at the word used means messenger both in hebrew and greek under house where we get our angel and louis on kelly's where we live both mean messenger. Yeah and i guess. The hebrew term is moloch. I'm sure i just said that. Horribly apologies yeah but angels do so much more than just bringing messages now and one of the things that we can do as exorcist is asked them for their help they are also agents have got. They're kind of like when the fake santa goes to the mall and you go to the fake santa. then he's like don't worry. I'm reporting to the real santa gotcha angels are like. They are messengers of god but also they seem to have a little more power than we do over the mystical world. Yeah this gave me a thought. As i was hearing bob explain this. That profits are kind of just the same thing but in human form.
The Skeptics Guide #816 - Feb 27 2021
"Everybody cara santa maria. Patty jane avella. Hey guys and evan bernstein. Good evening everyone. So it's finally warming up in texas. We touched a little bit on the energy woes. The electricity was having a last week show. But now we've had a full week for the whole story to unfold steve before we get into the details. Say listen you know everyone in texas. It was really a hard thing to watch. We have we had our friend on. That lives there. It was scary. You know it was horrible for so many people in anything that we say is not judging the people that went through that you know we're gonna chitchat today about what went wrong in texas but we're in no way pointing fingers at citizens who suffered and all this. Oh they're the victims. I sure yeah exactly exactly so here. Here's the interesting bit of misinformation that's going around to immediately. People start pushing their political agenda. Because that's what people do that's what they do yes. The republicans were blaming the wind turbines. They said they were freezing. Up and they and that's why there was the rolling blackouts and there was the the Basically electrical grid was failing. Then that's nonsense. The quick story is you know. There's three electrical grids in the united states in the lower forty eight. I should say there's an east. The eastern great the western grid and texas texas is own grid. It did that specifically to avoid regulations On selling electric across state lines. Imperial angelman sip will not all of texas so happens to be slivered into the western grid and gentlemen. Is that right. Yeah so compare. How el paso did they didn't lose power. Yeah you can't come really comparison. Get into a problem. You could buy electricity from another our neighboring state. That's the bigger the grid that better and you know the more renewables we have in the system. We want the grits to be even bigger like we may need to connect the eastern and western grits. And if we really want to maximize renewable because over over capacity is one of the ways that you deal with the intimate nature but in any case texas has its own its own grid and they also have a very very de regulated system. So what that meant practically was that the energy companies were not required to winter is their facilities so they didn't even though they had some like a cold snap ten years ago which lavagna earrings saying. We need to ensure that this never happens again. You guys need to. Winter is your equipment. And they were like they didn't. There was voluntary so they chose not to me to do it and they keep their prices down partly inevitably you know we got. It happened again so it wasn't just the wind. Turbines every single energy source failed coal natural gas nuclear and all of it. I mean i saw some perpetual motion machines were stopping i saw some officials from the actual energy companies saying we literally days maybe even hours away from a blackout. That could have lasted months. My care they say magic minutes maybe seconds. They actually minutes away. What does that mean. What was happening. What what was the situation. That would have made it a lot worse. We're close over. This is what this is the problem. When part of the electrical grid goes down because of fails then other parts have to kick in to take over than they overload so they shut down to keep from overloading and then that this cascading shutdown across the grid. That's not golden brown on purpose to try and relieve the pressure off the grid. Plus it wasn't so much a did it right before the grid failed. In a way that would have caused damage would have taken a long time so they just they just barely avoided that but they did that with rolling blackouts and then in there were actual blackouts when you have that cascading failure. Yeah but the other angle there steve. Some of those rolling blackouts weren't rolling it all because it's like the the wealthy communities had all the time and the not so wealthy communities didn't so that's that's what happens when they spared they spared critical infrastructure like hospitals. Where do you think the hospitals are located you know so the neighborhoods that had and it's totally reasonable to knock cut power to a hospital but they couldn't just pick out the hospital. They had to spare the entire neighborhood. And so that difference like the the wealthy versus the poor neighborhoods had to do with. That's where the hospitals were you know but that it was the end result was yes there. Some some of the more wealthy neighborhoods were spared the rolling blackouts But there were actually permanent blackouts be in some locations caused for days by the overload and because the thing is no matter remember with cold natural gas and nuclear they all ultimately do the same thing they mix team and they turn the turbine and it was that those components the moving the water around that froze because they didn't have heaters on them and your thing is like we have wind turbines new england. They don't freeze here because we have heaters on them. They're just winter. Winter is the problem. The problem that all of the energy production realities were not winterized to pick out wind turbines. And say they failed and they were. The problem is pure nonsense. That is just political propaganda. The first problem was that they're they're grid which a is unregulated and is privately owned was not winterized. The second problem and with that all the other problems we talked about not being able to borrow energy from other parts of the country. Not being able to distribute the need so the second problem is that on this unregulated market in texas people are allowed to sell wholesale energy. They're allowed to sell variable weight wholesale energy and unfortunately that also disproportionately affects poorer people because the rates are significantly lower. They come with a greater risk. But they're more affordable in the day to day and since texas by and large doesn't deal with this except it just did ten years ago basically most
25.08 MU Podcast Trey Hudson
"We're gonna mysterious universe season. Twenty five episode. Ain't coming on the got. The alien artifacts of the alliance approaches to human blood and trae hudson joins us to share his research. The meadow project. Benjamin grundy joining me is our right. I'm really excited to try on the show because when we did just a brief of the meadow it really piqued my interest and to find this area of the world which trae doesn't reveal of having highly strange phenomena taking place it's like skin walker ranch all over again this weird stuff. Going on on your. This is a book. I faced should just the setup of weeks ago. It's the middle project explorations into the south's skin walker ranch and if you remember that trae started with a go cash that's right. Yeah remigia cashing. I don't know if people still do it to people still do geocaching. I was going to look it up last time on. I completely forgot. Obviously that shows you that most people know g is to do it but it was a decade ago. I'm sure it's still think. Did you ever find anything good now. We had this discussion on the lost episode. This is nothing good at all. This this little trinkets not meant to get a prize. It's the fun is finding the thing with you. Need to get a prize. Yes right. adventure is the friend. Died along the way Today day it's the he made this gio cash in the middle of a forest which had some weed folklore behind it and he created this kind of goes story. this haunted graveyard. Go story to go along with gio cash and the the trick with a was that you to find it. You actually had to go out in the middle of the night. You couldn't find unless you a cover of darkness. that's because he put glint reflected on trays. When you ran you torture round lot up it would give you the next kind of clue in which direction to go and it started to get really popular. Getting lots of great feedback on the websites. That host these geocaching locations and it wasn't until he got feedback from someone who said they were coached by locals while that. Were trying to find this gio cash location and the local said. Oh no this. This is actually a very haunted area. This some strange stuff going on and locals no not to be here at night. You shouldn't really be here. You might li life was essentially the implication and this of course spur trey and his research group to go out there and start digging around and and see what all the fuss was about. So this is where we come to his investigation before we go into the interview with trash give you a bit of his background. He's the director of the oxford paranormal society. As we said they have an offshoot called the enormous studies and observation group. He's an eagle scout and former army intelligence officer. He also has a psychology degree from the university of west georgia and thirty plus year career as government security specialist specializing insecurity of sensitive assets anti-terrorism security of weapons of mass destruction emergency management and other specialities. He's also served a tour in afghanistan
A Bram Stoker Classic from Haunted Places: Ghost Stories
"The judge's house. It's a part one. So if you enjoy it head over to haunted places ghost stories and catch paul to their. You'll find other tales of terror. From some of history's most famous authors. Listen free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. This episode contains descriptions of gore rats insect horror and capital punishment. Some included imagery may trigger claustrophobia. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen. The following is from the judges house by bram stoker tonight. The rats disturbed him more than they had done on the previous night how they scampered up and down and under an over how they squeaked and scratched and nord how they guessing boulder by degrees came to the mouths of their holes and to the chinks and cracks and crannies in the wainscoting. Till the is sean like tiny lamps as the file. Light rose and fell. Sometimes the boldest of the made sallies out on the floor or along the mouldings of the wainscott now and again as they disturbed him. Malcolm soon made a sound to frighten them. Slighting the table with
Ross and Carrie Become Exorcists (Part 10): Bob Larson Isnt a Therapist
"Hello welcome to carry the show where we don't just report on fringe science spirituality and claims of the paranormal. No we take pride ourselves. Yup in them at the claims we show up. You don't have to carry. Poppy and i almost forgot what the things are that. We've investigated as i was saying them. It's funny there's like a certain cadence when we're doing the introduction will. Someone asked me to quickly summarize the podcast i think. Oh i can just mention that phrase. But i can't do it conversational. It's like a song like. I have to kinda sing like hold on. Let me play this in my head. And i'm ross blocher. No that's too far like what's broadcast about and you go. That's exactly how that works. Well now that we've figured out what we're doing what we talk about. We're we're coming back to you. What is become our favorite topic. Which is bob larsen and the international school of exorcism. You'd think by this point. Bob larsen would have become aware of us making this very lengthy series him. You would think so. But he hasn't and that's not an invitation. Don't take it upon yourself. We've got things going so just let the process play out. No no word from bob. I can still access my student portal. Same here every time i log in. I wonder if it's gonna disappear every time. I called them. I wonder if they're going to give me a spirit of rejection here. We one thing. I noticed this week. Is that with wim hof. I would refer to his various teachings and products as wim hof furry. It occurred to me that in this situation this would be bob larceny which i kinda like. I like it. So what is larceny theft. Yeah okay theft of personal property. Okay okay so we've come to bring more bob larceny and well. That's interesting because the demons are stealing the space in your hotel They're committing a certain sort of larceny. Yeah that's right I'm with you. So last time we covered some weighty topics and this time we're going to cover some much no also weighty topics more very serious stuff that bob is dealing with not as well as he maybe could be body the soul and the spirit might not be tripartite but this series is at least these three courses. We're going to talk about today. Because there are three parts of the psychological aspects of deliverance. Yes so if you don't wanna hear more blundered psychology. This is not the episode for you. He's going to be given us a lot of that and then we're going to try our best to disentangle it and clearly. He considers this an important issue in as much as he's given over a third of the exorcist level to talking about this so again we're in this advanced level of his international school of carson. Yeah most of these presentations are about psychology. And certainly he's going to give us very clear instructions. He's not just going to tell us what these disorders and states of mind our but help us distinguish between those and having demons with very clear instructions. Just getting he's not going to do that at all You know when when we signed up for this course the way i pictured it was that eventually we would end up in space where he would be maybe performing an exorcism live or maybe doing sort of a replay or showing dramatic footage from all of his. You know many hours and many recorded exorcism saying. Look here's what i said here and this is why i said it and this is what you can do when they react this way. Which not bob. That would be a way more interesting than you talk into the camera all the time. Don't just go and do these interesting things and then sit down and tell us about it. That's not good media right. It actually play how well and even instruction if he would tie any one of these principles to okay. And here's an example of where i did it and this is why responded this way not that way. But here's what happens if you do respond to that would have been way more interesting and i always thought we were gonna get there each time i thought. Oh maybe it'll be in the warrior level. No more just kind of you talk into the camera at your turn with the dark red splotch e background okay. Maybe in the exorcist level. Nope we've gotten to the end now and we can say it is just bob talking to the camera and it's all very conceptual all yes right with a lot of things. That are clearly important distinctions. That need to be made. That are just sort of left to you absolutely and yeah very few personal stories at all i. I can't think of any time. I've heard him say something. Like will one time. There was this guy who blank of yet general rules and exceptions to the rules and improve as us to those exceptions. Yeah pretty rare. That he'll actually give that personal experience. Five which is strange because he's cast out over thirty thousand demons. Yeah you get out. Some stories built up and in his books. There are and them. The books are littered with those kinds of stories. I wonder if he'd decided to change tactics. They are very very different. Or yeah maybe well anyway well anyway. So we're on unit four if you wanna turn their in your books level. Three course four which is called psychological aspects of deliverance part. One that's right. We're starting with episode for just like star wars. Oh i understand that one good. Hey so he catch this star wars a new hope. Whoa well done. You remember that from when we watched it. i'm impressed. i think i knew that already. Okay yeah i retained that also remember. There were people in sand. that's right. They ride single file to hide their numbers. Don't remember that. Aka tuscan raiders or san people. Which just sounds wrong so anyways continue. Yeah okay so bob start off by telling us. It is absolutely critical that every individual interested in becoming a minister of deliverance and xs them have at least a cursory knowledge of the psychology of human behavior and he admits and this is kind of interesting because he says exercises is not therapy. But it's important to know about these concepts which i agree. Yes we should. And i agree. Exorcism is not therapy. But i'm just surprised that he would admit that. Oh interesting. I think stephen legal distinction in his. Cya like yeah. He'll say it's inner healing. Let's not call it therapy so i can avoid potential. Yeah i think you're exactly right. Yeah the board of behavioral health coming and knocking on my door. But he does. He does nod to psychology says. Modern technology has to offer us. Help us understand how the mind were and also that this is an interesting point. Also some of the people who come to you as an exorcist may have already had therapy and so if they say to you. I was diagnosed with such and such the depression. You want to have a working knowledge of what they're talking about. And what kind of things though therapists have already said to them. And on this level. Give bob credit lease for taking those diagnoses seriously responding to them not trying to counteract them at c- pays lip service to that. Yeah in in this moment anyway and of course he does prefer christian counselor so he thinks that It's best if you find someone who sure they understand these secular models but they're also holding scripture as very important to the process right and it always seems seems like covering her asked me who does so. Yeah tells us.
25.07 MU Podcast The Genesis Experiment
"The recent book by frederick donaldson on the lost plus episode It was cold extraterrestrial linguistics and the secret of human origins and what johnson was doing was taking the work of this light german amateur linguists name erhard landman who in the nineteen eighties early nineteen ninety s. Maybe lighter actually he. He started to release books that revealed the languages the dead languages. All of the mayans and the aztecs which role action would just ancient gem. That was his argument. Nothing more complicated than that. It's just the language just want unique. It was literally ancient german and the reason he believed. This is because when you took the not the written language that the case the dole suspension can case had written down when you kind of looked at the written language but sounded out in the correct way he started to notice that it's it just sounded like ancient and alton kind of built on this work and discovered that he was correct dodson in his own research kind of confirmed s and they both amateur linguists. Not trained by any means but they said that this kind of gave them advantage in some way because the wet restricted by cardiac arrhythmia. Yeah they weren't necessarily Thinking within the notions that form when your academic they just had this complete open mind as to the possibilities. The problem with that though is that leaves them very much open to saying well. They're completely untrained. They have no idea what they're talking about. This is very simple explanations for what they're describing yes and as fascinating as some of those Similarities between the woods and ancient german. I mean you heard the list on the show would for dog was the same the would for drink was the siam the would for worshiping. God was the same so many identical words and sounds in those dead languages he made a really compelling case and then it just went to eleven on the extreme scale of what he was saying eventually connected to the dis and had this whole ancient alien feeling it was really strange kind of direction that went in but it was a really fun show so on that topic of linguistics. I was inspired by this idea of looking at agent languages and digging into the woods and seeing what the linguistics actually reveals and i was really lucky because this new book came out from album pots. I think just lost. Wickets is brand new. It's called genetic genesis. dna manipulation of our ancient ancestors. And this is the same kind of fascinating look at ancient texts and trying to see if the way the main translated in history has an issues. Is there any problems there or is this actually the true story that we've got from history accurate so from the title. Are we talking about language. Are we talking about gene manipulation happening earlier than we thought. We're talking about language that suggests that and much much more okay right and he starts off talking about well as introduction. He's basically saying What the hell of. I got myself into a almost like. He's a little bit reluctant to even write this book but he has no choice. Why because it's a bit crazy. This is one of the wallis things off. Ever read where this goes so he starts talking about ancient hebrew. It's different to biblical hebrew. He gives a bit of the history of the. You know the babylonian aramaic alphabetic characters that biblical hebrew was frahm is very complicated history of the biblical language He points out. That was rented into ancient greek by ancient jewish. Tupper does some twenty one hundred years ago but the original text were in a ancient hebrew. We know this because of the discovery. Nineteen forty seven of the dead sea scrolls. It was an ancient hebrew proto hebrew. A pot says the judah the age of the language. it's slow it's sloan laborious to actually rate it. He says you need to rate. That's off it. Obviously but the amaha. Fizzy basically have to stop and then decode what you've just read because it's you know it's a dead language go and look it up and look at all these definitions and try and figure out what the would was it. You just read is almost like hieroglyphs or is it still a language nobody. Obviously it's a language but is it just characters or is it picked up and put a shaina. Let's do that he starts. He's been working on this nonstop for two years. Making sure every would translated is correct But as soon as he started he realized that genesis wasn't saying what he expected it to say red warning lights start flashing. He said the ancient hebrew text didn't tell the stories. We've been told There in the original text there was a whole new cast of characters and it revealed a radically different past. he said i was elated. And at the same time. I wanted to throw up. These were the biggest and scariest moments of my life could possibly be exactly. I'm reading to response. What is what did you discover now before we get into that. I should essentially set the groundwork of the kind of mind that album pots has and to do this. We have to go back to his early life. So he's he's father was an episcopalian Episcopal church that in nineteen fifty eight. This is one of potter's early memories. He was only nine years old here members looking at the printed words in the book of common prayer this old prayer book from nineteen twenty eight. And it's in english but it's written in a way that is virtually impossible for nine year old to comprehend you like it's very kind of yield the very religious metaphysical language and he remembers looking at this book. And it's almost he said as if the words will calling out to him and they were calling out saying what are we saying and how we sang what we say it was just this kind of allure of mystery and he was just drawn into this idea that those this kind of hidden meaning in english but but it was just written in a strange different way. He said on neither lead is. I just couldn't figure out how to decipher what they said. When the a strong together in these long sentences and long paragraphs page after page after page. He said i wanted above anything else to be able to decipher those words. Those sentences and those paragraphs so the edge of nine. He started studying it. He lent to rate the woods by following along with prep book and through following h would week after week. He became immersed in the language of the episcopal liturgy through the sounds and the cadence of its elevated language. Imagine being non years old and just wanting to study the language of some episcopalian takes more like a coaling isn't it and then he mentions these moments as he's growing up where it almost seems destiny that this album pots was to become the ultimate word. Which still what he calls himself. But that's what i'm calling him. He had this boy scout troop that he was in and pretty much. Every member except for him was a roman catholic so on occasion the troop would have parishioners that were there and those saying the rosary over and over over and you know the other boys would be playing tag or doing scout things and he would just be a laser focused on the words that these parishioners was saying over and over again and he said i thought deeply about the mechanics of the language the familiar english words and the theologically foreign narrative that the woods repetitively spoken would start to wave and he started to ask. What is all this main again. This is the mind of a ten year old. I think we've all experienced something on a very modest gal that similar to that. It's a little simpson dialogue about figure. If you say the same word over and over and over again it starts taking a whole new meaning. It seems we'd and unusual kids that all the time. But i'm just saying the the fact that this is what he's interested in. He doesn't want to go play baseball with these friends. Yeah he doesn't want to run outside
317: Satanic Panic and MK Ultra
"Today we have matt coming on the show and matt contacted me. And he and his family have a very unique situation where they were victims of the whole satanic panic era going on back in the late eighties nineties where his dad was actually convicted of being a satanic cult leader put in jail wrongfully accused and one thing that really frustrated me after this interview is that i realized that i forgot to talk about his brother. John and how. John played a role in getting his dad convicted under neath the facade of manipulation by those in control what happened is john actually testified against his dad which was a big piece of evidence towards putting his dad in jail and now john is actually working with his family to exonerate his dad. This was a very interesting conversation. I had with matt. We talk about how his mom had a role in it and how his mom might have been abused and maybe possibly involved in the m. k. Oltra side of things we get into it on this interview and also on the overtime segment of this show. This is a two part. Show the overtime segment. We get into a deeper conversation about the mta oprah style plus matt and his family's paranormal experiences. I really hope you guys enjoy this conversation. And the overtime segment there for members. Let's get to met right now. Time trailer the Turned onto the road Which led it to my customers house. And i was maybe a quarter mile from my last turn. I believe and i got a phone call. And it was one of the supply. Companies have been like a home depot just confirming like an order so it's kind of an inconsequential dislike seven or eight second literal phone calls like okay cool. I'll be there. So maybe a ten fifteen phone calls. But i Had my gps on macos going all between the places definitely helped to have a a guiding math hand even though pretty much knew the area but Some parts needed me. And i looked at my phone which was on my little dash holder for it and i click the red button to end the call and as soon as i looked up the whole scenery. Any you gotta think from me. Look at my phone. Push out I mean i'm still the road. My peripheral somewhere mike crossing and looking at the u. around loose completely different completely changed and And i it was very disoriented like that. You know this just seem right on this wrong road and i drive maybe a quarter mile and like okay i would have seen customers house and And i pull over because my maps was frozen up and my maps who was frozen spot. And i look back at it and i was zoom in and it showed me where i thought. I was asked right before my customers turn. I knew that this area was not right but maps was frozen. I had to restart my phone turned the you know on back on it updated and also in that time there is. There's no passive time you know it's like a few second phone call and i literally down for two seconds and was in a different area the And just to confirm when my phone came back on. I looked back at the phone. Call in the time that it takes place and at this point You know already drove tropes Pulled over gone through staring at my map the deal and then my life it being frozen During my phone back off during back on so it'd been like five or six minutes since that phone. Call my maps updated and it showed me like nine miles away from that location. I it was on a completely different road to alright today. We got matt on the show. Matt how are you sir. I'm dan pretty good. Tony appreciate you. Let mukamal absolutely man so Matt you contacted the show. And i'm really glad that you did because you have a very unique family history and It's it's really cool for me as a podcast to have the opportunity to talk to somebody like you Because some of the things that we talk about on the show you have actually lived through in a very public light now. I know you're the youngest of four kids and when all this happened you were just literally a baby but growing up in the family you heard about it. You saw the Effects that it took on your other siblings and obviously your parents and so matt i. I'm just going to let the audience know right here that the family's original last name was quinny and since then has been changed and that's While you're gonna find out why but matt's dad was accused of being a satanic cult leader back in the late eighties and was actually arrested in jail for wrongfully and since then more information is come out and new Witnesses if you wanna call it. That came forward to redact their statements. And it's a very interesting path that your family has been on since the late eighties and it's continues through this day so Matt i want to hand it over to you and let you kind of tell this story as to how this all started and where it took you and your family okay. I i'm gonna kinda jump around the time line a little bit. That's okay might make more sense of it because really a lot of my family history And what i thought. I knew of it versus. What really happened has kind of changed over the years as you know he find out more churches and hear the other side of the story but the puzzle pieces together that makes sense so say maybe twelve thirteen years old. Remember eskimo older siblings a little bit more about my dad and this was just a few years after my mom had passed. So at this point. let's see. My mom died now. There's nine so just to be clear for
Show sample for 3/1/21: PROGRESSIVE BOMBING BUILD BACK BETTER AN EVEN BIGGER LIE W/ BEN SWANN
"Over the weekend a lot of things. I didn't get a chance to talk about last week. And the reason is simple. I mean a week. We came in for the week and We had to transfer a blow on monday. And so we had to shuffle guests around because of course gets towards the end of the month. We have to certain things to say certain things and bring on certain guests. We promised to get on and we had to shovel barral. That and i really didn't get to topic. I wanted to talk about on thursday. So i thought well give you some chance and give me a chance to have it mellow in my mind a bit before i talked to the audience about how i feel inside about something and i realized this we we up too dangerous things that are happening simultaneously right now in the country i. The official cove narratives are mutating in ways that threatened to make forever phenomenon surprisingly to anyone who's been paying attention. This of course is the so-called second wave third wave. I've lost count. Second the titans of high tech the technocracy in league with the deep state and its political. Lapdogs are hell bent on eliminating voices of dissent on various internet platforms. I mean we got shut down youtube. Just because i mentioned covid nineteen one of those things that i i. I really resented i do. Because it's like okay. You have told. I'm not an expert on something i've been talk. Show host for twenty five twenty six years. I have spoken about such subjects. I i've researched and and have you know had audience with these subjects. No i'm not an expert. But i certainly have researched it but of course you know it comes with the territory because they want to find ways to weaponize ideologies and they're using whatever propaganda. They can to lessen the blow of their criminal activity and this has been the case for some time. Now i mean there's criminal activity going behind. Is he's criminal activity. I speak of. It is on the whole criminal elements within our leadership. And i'm not pointing to one particular president or one particular party. They're all pretty much under my i. They're pretty much suspect at this point so i talked about criminal activity of the establishment. That's i'm talking about the establish a whole but in this case for some time i mean when it comes to information information becoming divisive exercise because we're in an info war we're in an information war and as you all know in war truth is always a casualty. The truth a casualty war conspiracy theory is also being labeled political heresy wooded us to expose treasury. It's always dismissed by cognitive bias. But i believe it's important that it's heard while we still have freedom of speech it's very valuable. It's important to me it should. It should be important to you but it's been view are slowly realizing you're losing your ability to speak. You're losing your ability to publish you're using. You're losing her ability to freely post. And i mean sure you gotta use some responsibility when you post hard to note a joke. It's harder to note satire. it's hard to know any of that anymore. We don't have satire. i we do but only certain people can do it in the do it correctly so in the process and we satire teaches us lessons. Memes are teaching people things on the internet but with this. I guess you could call this this weapon that they're using called censorship. We are not as informed as we could be. We in america are highly entertainment to a lesser extent informed when it comes to vital topics and other people. Now sometimes i mean. I got a few people say off your political today. I'm just not gonna listenable fine. It's okay hyper partisan extremisms killing america. You don't like what said in a pair of political realm. You're not going to learn anything because you know it's not gonna be one side or the other side it's all side does not red state blue states the state versus you. It's the 'isms that are going to kill you and be it. Seems we have to fight. Extreme with extreme. But i can't put my finger on what that extreme is. I mean are extreme. Might be simple. It might be hard. It may be direct. Who knows what. This extreme has to be still being determined. I mean we have to make be agenda of the corporate political reset harder to implement. We have to make it harder to. We need to fight. We need to find a way to see through the establishments. Build back better slogans. And point out they have been the slogans used for world government especially when it comes to our friends at davos at the world economic forum. The one this great reset information important. They know that they know that information. That undermines our exposes them. They don't want that discernment is important. Even though you're being told and this was in the new york times we discussed this the other night even though you are being told the critical thinking is what is ruining the establishment miss. The median technocrats. Want you to believe. They spend myths every day. They spend conspiracy theories every day. But they tell you. Don't listen to their conspiracy theories. Listen to our conspiracy theories and i understand. I fully understand that. It's challenging to use discernment. It's hard to get involved when you post something on facebook gets fact. Check door. you go to facebook jail putting something on youtube just saying the word covid. Nineteen on youtube shutdown. I mean we know. The internet is a fast resource with enormous benefits. Us correctly used wisely. Not just throwing things up there to see if it sticks some people look at it that way. They don't have any responsibility at all. See the more. I scroll aimlessly on my phone. The more i run to my bookshelf. Because i'm finding myself doing that it was. I think it was expressing that To someone the other day. I said i get up in the morning and i just scroll on my phone to oblivion because i to read something on facebook gonna catch my eye and most the time i'm not getting i'm not getting stuff that is is Interesting is becoming pablum now and why because things are being censored things are being. Shut down people not speaking. New ideas aren't being heard. So the more. I scrolled aimlessly on my phone. I wanna run to my bookshelf. I want to go to my own library on aftermath dot media and i read their i do research on the shows that you said stuff is already there. Some of the stuff that my bookshelf online. It's more difficult. I'm looking at what is happening around me. And this whole lie of build back better. It becomes an impotent exercise. It's not important it's impotent. It's an impotent. Exercise hollow is all promises from politicians technocrats. That are now well. They answered experts and in our case. It appears the government answers to the pentagon and the lapdogs of the police state. Five aces what is happening. Now people say who's running the show it isn't buying it isn't harris. Yeah it's the pentagon it's the deep state. It's finally back to normal. It's america business as usual. One of the natural impotence is hidden within that vitali they call everything else the big light but they have this vitali of character that needs to be exposed one lives within the manageable. Social world helps one blot out. Existential awareness by offering various social games and cultural symbols agreed forms of madness. That necrotizing everything with fear. One learns to adjust. Sometimes you think well it's best to adapt be appropriate. Don't don't don't rock any boats but the aim. The aim of the establishment right now is to cut life down to manageable proportions. Their job now is
Houska Castle Pt. 1
"Walls. Drawbridges and moats were designed for strength insecurity to keep enemies from entering centuries could look out through tower windows to spot invaders approaching from miles away or climb the tall turrets for an unobstructed three hundred sixty degree view. Even in times of peace castles were well situated to keep their occupants safe and moderately comfortable the sprawling kitchens all the necessary tools to feed occupants and it was easy to stock up on new supplies because most were built on trade routes however in an isolated part of the czech republic lies a unique castle. That doesn't have any of these features. The building is hidden deep within a vast wooded forest and it apparently wasn't designed to keep attackers out but to keep an enemy within sca castles sits atop a massive fracture in the earth's surface on a limestone cliff. According to legend it's architects strategically chose its location to keep an unspeakable evil at bay because hosta was built over
Episode 165: On the Line
"It's fair to say that people are really good at ignoring the little things. In general we love big cars big houses and big ideas but in the pursuit of the bigger things in life we missed the nuance and few places. Represent that better than the channel islands when we discuss european history. We tend to talk about those big areas. For example france and england are easy targets for any storyteller with plenty of drama and excitement across the pages of their collective history but caught right between them. The channel islands are a forgotten wonderland folklore and dark history to overlook them is to miss out on some truly amazing tales burst. Let's get some basic geography out of the way. Everyone knows that. The north west of france and the southern edge of england are separated by a stretch of water known as the english channel. Think of it as the connective tissue that joins the atlantic ocean and the north sea. So when i say channel islands that's the channel they're connected to it's technically an archipelago a cluster of small islands. All position close together. There are more than a dozen islands in the collection. But only a handful of them are inhabited and of those the most prominent are jersey guernsey alderney and sark. The history of humans on the channel islands looks a lot like that of its neighbours. Archaeologists seven cupboard evidence of human settlements. Back at least two hundred fifty thousand years but the past fifteen hundred years or so have been busiest celtic britons. Settlers were there as early as the fifth century followed by christian missionaries a few generations later then in nine hundred thirty three. They fell under the control of the normans william. The conqueror sailed across the channel and became king of england for a while. All of those lands fell under one crown. A century later though that kingdom was broken into pieces despite being closer to normandy than england the channel islands stayed under english rule and have been considered a possession of the crown ever since because of this back and forth history. It's probably not surprising to learn that the people who live there are ethnically both british and norman french in a very sense. The people of the channel islands live on the blurry line between two distinct worlds during world war one that line became even more fuzzy thanks to the successful invasion by nazi forces. In fact most people forget that it even happened. But the invasion of the channel islands represented the only known instance of germans occupying british territory during their five years on the island of alderney. The nazis built a number of work and concentration camps. Which honestly just blows my mind. A nazi concentration camp on british soil. And all those tragic stories you know from the continents had little counterparts on the channel islands to jews were rounded up just like they were in other european countries rebels were stamped out and citizens were harassed and abused one local. A woman named june sinclair was said to have slapped a nazi officer who made unwelcome advances toward her. And she was sent to a concentration camps punishment. G never left camp alive. When the war was over the nazis left but their impact was felt for decades. The economy had been destroyed and all over the landscape were physical reminders of the occupation like camps and bunkers. The people of the channel islands went from living on the boundary between france and the uk to straddling the line between a painful past and uncertain future but few stories illustrate that duality as well as that of the underground hospital even on these remote islands. The nazis seemed to be obsessed with building underground structures sometime around nineteen forty two. They began construction on a series of tunnels and bunkers. That would eventually grow to over seventy thousand square feet. This concrete network was designed to serve as a shelter medical facility and a munitions depot but creating. It's came at a steep cost during construction. It said that roughly forty people passed away either from the working conditions or accidents on the job. There are also rumors that the nazis didn't have enough tools to go around so some of the workers were forced to dig with their bloody hands and that mixture violence pain and death as left people whispering ever since they say the tunnels are haunted by those lost souls and visitors to the place have claimed to hear screams and footsteps and the distance as if the events of the past are still playing out here in the present. Clearly it's a place that has one foot in another time but amazingly the details of the nazi occupation aren't the most frightening stories to drift around the islands. In fact if you know where to look there are countless tales that offer fresh glimpses of past tragedy and death. It seems have been part of life there. A very long time
Puck (Robin Goodfellow)
"Hello fellow foolish mortals. I'm vanessa richardson. And this is mythical monsters. A spotify original from podcast. We've taken you from the depths of the earth to the rocky shores of the mediterranean sea with our tails of legendary beasts. But now we're going small very small since this is our series on famous fairies every week. We'll meet a different sinister sprite. And explore the stories of their origins and lights. In order to understand the culture they came from. You can find all episodes of mythical monsters and all other spotify originals from podcast for free on spotify or wherever. You listen to podcasts. Today we're discussing puck or robin goodfellow. A trickster fay who loves nothing more than chaos in the woods and order at home. It's this contradictory nature that made him iconic and controversial part of english irish scottish and welsh folklore and a thorn in the side of christianity. Coming up we'll delve into the fantastical origins of britain's favourite. Trickster this episode is brought to you by the north face rethink the future of trail running and hiking with active. The newest line of footwear technology from the north face tested by world class athletes reactive turns energy into momentum to propel you forward no matter the terrain power further. Learn more at the north face dot com slash active. This episode is brought to you by landrover. Don't follow the crowd blaze your own trail in the twenty twenty. One range rover sport with its iconic. Muscular silhouette six exhilarating powertrains and control of terrain response to with dynamic program. It's a performance. Suv like no other contact. Your local land rover retailer today to schedule a test. Drive land rover above and beyond this episode is brought to you by the makers of clorox disinfecting products when it comes to helping keep your home healthier and safer. The outside outside and trust clorox disinfecting wipes to kill ninety nine point nine percent of viruses and bacteria including covid nineteen virus when used as directed on hard nonporous surfaces. Feel confident that your home is disinfected for you and your family when it counts dressed clorox learn more at clorox dot com pseudomonas salmonella and influenza virus type a to kill sars covy to the nonporous. Surfaces uses directed. There's arguably no greater fairy story than shakespeare's a midsummer night's dream. It's a tale of trickery. Spurned love asinine behavior and joyous reunions. And there's perhaps no character more memorable than puck otherwise known as robin goodfellow as another fairy asks him when he first appears onstage. Either i mistake your shape and making quite or else you are that shrewd and knavish. Sprite called robin. Goodfellow are not you. He that frights. The maidens of the villa jury puck is a strange combination of mischief malevolence and maintenance but in many legends. he simply an agent of chaos. He spoils milk leads travelers astray pinches servants and sex workers and generally wreaks havoc in polite society. He's a shape shifter with fiery eyes. Who takes on such guises as naughty child a playful seder and stubborn horse robin goodfellow however is the kinder gentler side of the trickster. You'd be right to assume that when he wears this guy's puck at least appears to be benevolent. His favor is bought with bread and a saucer of milk and an exchange he will keep your home spic and span. He may be doing this with magic but he may also be waking your servants up in the middle of the night and bullying them day. Clean either way. Woe betide the exhausted housewife who
Have you ever had a dream that came true?
"And also. I was talking to tony's tony how are you today. I'm good how are you. i'm really good. Thank you when Tony we're talking about astral travel. And he said. I don't even know if people know what that is so i thought i would talk a little bit about that but The thing about dreams is that Sorry about that. The thing about dreams is at our minds are so busy during the day with allegations in working in our families and kids and cleaning and cooking. and whatever else. We're doing that. We don't phone calls in texting and whatever else. We don't have time to think about certain things in our lives that we need to understand so our dreams can be psychological. They can be emotional and they can be psychic. And it's i know that when my father comes in a dream who's been deceased since one thousand nine hundred four. There's a message there for me or my mother who comes in a dream who's been gone since nineteen ninety nine. Why they're not really gone. We know that they're they've just crossed over to the other side. And there's a whole new way above of communication that we have but when she comes into dream i know that there's a message in it and sometimes the dream will be startling and i'll wake up in the middle and sit up in bed middle of the night and i feel like the reason it's startling. It's because they want me to remember the dream it doesn't necessarily mean something bad or negatives gonna happen. It just means that i'm supposed to it so okay and so then. I was talking about astro travel so we have a theory body which is our spirit body and we have our physical body so sometimes we go on flight. We can go on a flight where. There's a thread a silver thread. That connects physical body to r. The'real body and we can go visiting places. Like i was in a los angeles sleeping and went to michigan. I was flying around. You literally fly like you really soared through way. It's crazy. have you. Had those kind of dreams like some people psychologists say well those are sexual dreams if you're flying but but i literally have have gone places in seed seen things that were reality and it also reminds me of. I was thinking today that when some people have a near death experience in their theory body floats up and looks down on their body and sees everybody working on their physical body to get them to to keep them alive and then state they come back into their bodies and they can tell you who is working on them. They people have known the serial number of the light fixture in the hospital room. So there's there's there's so much to the mind there's so much we don't understand about our minds and and so i like to research all this stuff in. I learned so much from you guys when you call so. Do we have anybody who's had any dreams. Tony later. People with we have people on the calls that definitely have some dream not necessarily questions but their own experiences so we
Forklore of Vampires with Author A.P. Sylvia
"There. yes sir. i'm well thanks for having me on. Well this is an exciting show. I love we were talking for. How folklore i just love. It's it's interesting to to hear all about the subjects of people's legends and mysteries from thousands of years ago and Vampires have been around for a long time so this is a subject that we've always liked to talk about. You don't have to wait for halloween. You can talk about any time. So thank you for being here. Thank you for having me all right so first of all we are saying that. You're you're not a vampire be you're like me. You like the folklore of vampires. Tell us how you got interested in the subject itself. Yeah i am not a vampire I've i've always been interested in kind of supernatural beliefs and legends. And things like that. Ever since i was a kid i had you know. Books about the supernatural and stuff like that What really got me interested in vampire folklore. Really kind of hone my focus Was actually a trip to Ripley's believe it or not museum in times square. There's a number of them around. There are a lot of fun less a really cool cool objects and oddities and things. And while while i was there they had on. Display this This antique looking box filled with Vials across and the stake in a mold for silver bullets and whatnot and it was labeled as a nineteenth century. Vampire killing kit that. Yeah that people Supposedly would you know. Take them if they were going to eastern europe or something like that right and It was it was just. It was a great great piece greatest aesthetic. I really. I really liked the look of it and so afterwards i i was kind of thinking about again i was like. What's the story with these kids. What's going on and so i I took to the internet and actually found that there was a bit of controversy surrounding them out in regards to their authenticity Some people maintain that the kits were actual pieces from from the eighteen. Hundreds other people argued that well they were actually assembled in the twentieth century using pieces from from the eighteen hundreds so someone took an antique box. And you know an antique cross or something of that sort of put it all together and labeled as a vampire kit and One of the arguments for that was that. Oh well these kits kind of represent our movie. Vampires in our kind of modern notions about vampires and. Don't really reflect the folklore. And that's and that sort of statement that kind of Notion comparison to sort of the actual beliefs and sort of modern thoughts. Really got me on a track of like well. What did people believe about about vampires in the past And i already. I'd seen a couple of documentaries and things. I knew that there were some differences But i i started looking for like Like a rundown like we'll go through everything we associate with vampires today. You know the the the the garlic and the matt's all that stuff Tell me where it came from. And i couldn't find anything like that so i started sort of researching all these different things and i. I ended up writing the book that i wanted to read which is vampires. Or what how where you said. I mean because we we've been around you know i've been on this earth for awhile half half a century and i grew up with you know bela lugosi. That's vampire i. I grew up with you. know scary. Just the mystery of the evil part of it. But then the new generation they got twilight which was completely different than the vampires that we grew up with so the original vampire that i think i think in in renee in the chat room. Thank you rene was Vlad the impaler did you go all the way back in study him also so how did how did you get the the resources and how did you compare each vampire in different stages sure so There's a few things we can kind of unpack there so a lot of Are kind of modern imagery with with vampires You know sort of Alluring vampires or swab sophisticated vampires You can think of bela lugosi inuit in his evening attire. You know Going You know hanging out in a mansion and stuff like that with social gathering a lot of that came about with nineteenth century fiction Vampire stories written kind of took took the the belief the folkloric onto this character. That was sort of swab in lowering the stairs areas So that's that that sort of in that i think then that sort of evolved obviously bram stoker's dracula had a tremendous influence. And then he had the dracula movies and things like that and ultimately you wind up with memorial with the more modern modern vampire stories. But again they're still sort of alluring and interesting and attractive and stuff like that Folkloric vampires were were known to hang out with with higher. They were scared they were they. People were were quite quite literally afraid of them. In terms of vlad the impaler a lot of that comes from the ties that were established between bram stoker's work and The historical prince blood basically that is from That's that's that's a great movie. You know what happened with sir. Stoker took found the name dracula in in a book. And mentioned that like dracula davol meant devil and was the name of this ruler from eastern europe right And so stalker kind of took. That took took that and sort of put that on his on his Vampire character vlad. The impaler was a print. Sarah voivode of Valencia and In the fourteen hundreds did he was Note to be a very brutal ruler on it was a it was a brutal time known for impaling people and things like that but No one during his lifetime thought he was a vampire or anything like that. They knew he was brutal and to be feared and stuff but really associate what the vampire. Where did they get the vampire. I think it came from stoker. I think stouffer was doing research about eastern europe rain across this reference to this prince. Who fought these wars who was named dracula and ultimately he used that name and kind of Made it such that. His his count dracula was this. This principle stoker Lot's been kind of hypothesize about what stoker knew about glides life but from I read The work of dr elizabeth miller who did quite a bit of research on this and Basically the only thing that's really known that he read this like one brief reference About vlade in in this one particular book and that's the only thing people really know for sure that stoker knew about vlade And it kind of makes sense. When you re dracula. He doesn't say a whole heck of a lot more about loudly impaler in fact he didn't even know that his name was loud. I don't think it was just. He knew the name dracula. Violated was known as vlad dracula. His father was drac. Who will because. His father was part of this order of chivalry order of the dragon. And then so. Vlad referred to himself as dracula the son of the dragon. But it can also translate to double apparently so i So in terms of my research in In terms of vampires there's various vampire. Vampire counts from different different countries in different time periods In fact i found. I found Stories that related to the end dad.
S05 Episode 11: Destination Unknown (Pt.2 of 2)
"Gazed up at the stars as the boat gently glided across the ocean. The dead calm waters were marked contrast from the treacherous weather of the last few days and as kate's husband mark slept below deck. She was grateful for this quiet moment of solitude. For the past few weeks. Kato learning constellations of the night sky and was enjoying testing herself on one of the clearest nights and days when she spotted something unexpected an orange spec just above the horizon to the north. Perhaps it was march. She thought she looked about for another sign of the red planet then turned back to find much to her confusion that the orange spec was now moving directly toward her it was only then she realized with some alarm it was orange because it was on fire. The couple were in the midst of a journey across the indian ocean at the time making their way from coach in in india to phuket in thailand. It had just gone ten minutes past seven pm. Coordinated universal time or ut see with their boat heading northeast between the tip of north sumatra and great nicobar island when. Kate sold the unusual object as she would lead to claim on her travel block a few months after the apparent event kate. I assumed the object to be a meet you'll or perhaps some kind of missile before realizing with horror as it drew nearer the to was in fact a plane tearing through the sky at what must have been barely four thousand feet with a trail of thick black smoke billowing out from behind it it wasn't until the couple arrived in phuket two days later that they heard the news of the missing plane and it was only when kate looked back at the logbook soon after that she made the startling discovery. Ten minutes pass. Ut see on march seventh. The time cake claimed to have seen a burning plane in the sky also happens to be ten minutes past two a m on march eighth malaysia time rather precisely the time that malaysia airways flight m h three seventy was picked up on military radar. Close to great nicobar island shortly before it vanished. If kate citing is to be believed her and marks boat would have been almost directly underneath it at the time. Five days after flight. Emma three seventy disappeared. The wall street journal published an article detailing the revised information about the plane's last known whereabouts and it's unknown turn to either the north or south adding further confusion to the situation the malaysian government. I denied the claim only to then confirm it two days later the loved ones of those onboard wrestled with this startling new information. Search and rescue. Experts assessed the two possible options since it was considered highly unlikely that the plane had flown back over china and india kazakhstan without being picked up on a number of national military radars. That left only one possibility. The due to a strange and unlikely set of circumstances flight m h three seventy had flown inexplicably right into the fastness of the wide open indian ocean assuming the plane had eventually come down in the water. The likely point of impact was judged to have been somewhere in the southern corridor of the southern indian ocean. An area considered to be mostly within australia's aeronautical and maritime search and rescue region. It was therefore agreed that australia. In coordination with the chinese and malaysian governments would lead the search. They were joined by ships and aircraft from new zealand and the us as they focused first on an area roughly six hundred thousand kilometers squared in size beginning three thousand kilometers south west of perth. It was an area described by australian prime minister at the time tony abbott as being as close to nowhere as it's possible to be in the meantime us relatives and loved ones demanded more information malaysia airlines and since it was the national airline by extension the malaysian government were left to make sense of just how on earth the plane got to wear. It did adding together the fact that it clearly been flown manually for a significant part of the altered route and had not engaged in any mayday communications not to mention the lack of any credible evidence to suggest it was a terrorist attack presented a very uncomfortable possibility the tie the pilot or co pilot had deliberately brought the plane down as part of the murder suicide
Show sample for 2/25/21: THANK SCIENCE OVERTHINKING IN THE ATTENTION ECONOMY W/ RONNIE MCMULLEN
"I've been bombarded with questions about whether or not i'm going to be getting the vaccine and a lot of people ask me. You know what advice. I could give to them about it and i tell them. It's not my place not a doctor. Your doctor will basically tell you. If you need to not use your doctorate i listened. Some talk shows. i'm not a crusader by any means. I'm not anti vaccine. But i am a person who believes you should be informed however i'm learning that Being informed is not cool Saying things or speaking about the vaccine gets you in trouble with youtube. I don't know of any you know this or not. We went into a a youtube purgatory Few days ago because we were discussing what we were going gonna talk about. And i mentioned the vaccines i mentioned covid. Nineteen and of course There i guess you'd call them algorithms or botts or whatever it is the tracks or maybe someone's out. There flagging videos said that i was violating their terms of service by speaking out of line. Because i'm not an expert. Nor am i a a doctor or someone who has a degree in speaking about such things and yet i've been seeing videos pop everywhere Where people talk about the not being flagged bill gates of all people appeared on verite ziam. Veritatis him is Kind of podcasts. Kind of a video It's getting him. i think dirk muller's name basically was asking questions of bill gates and he said that information that counters mainline vaccine rhetoric must be squelched to get more people to take the covid nineteen vaccine. He made it clear that a group of experts should get involved and figure out a way to slow down the speed at which anti vaccination propaganda travels on the internet gates said that there should be a specific person or group designated to speak of it somebody. And here's a clip from that interview. Well the internet has done something fantastic. Which is if you wanna learn. You know the people who watch you or you know getting an opportunity to understand science and what's going on and that just wasn't there and so a lot of people there so much more informed. I mean i have friends who ask me about these variants. Were just stunned it. How up to date with the latest information so people wanna learn facts. This is golden age. We focus on the negative part with some of these conspiracy theories and type things and so because social media so new figuring out how you curb that labeling it restrict the speed of spread of things that are titillating faults. We are missing some good ideas to not have this kind of scary phenomena that in the case of anti vaccine things may slow down how quickly we get lots of people to take the vaccine in therefore extend the epidemic and cost us in intensive thousands of lives. Everything that he says sounds like a threat. It's just like you know. what do we do. Extend the epidemic or You know this isn't going to happen. What do we need to do. We need to get a group of people to decide what he's right. What he's wrong. I mean what he's proposing is a ministry of truth thou shalt not knocks. You should not speak up against the technocracy. You shall not speak ill of the party line and keep in mind that gates. He doesn't have a medical degree. He doesn't hold a license to practice medicine in any state however he has been accurate predicting black swan type events which makes him either a prophet or an instigator or someone who's complacent or complicit. Plenty of money pays for. Gillian outcomes gillian. Dialectic problem action solution. That's something that you need to think about something that you need to you know i. It's not it's not that. I'm i'm spinning conspiracy theory. I've spinning critical thinking. I'm saying be a little critical in your thinking and pay attention. What bill gates says because when he says something eight uncannily becomes true. So i always tell people to prepare for that black swan event. He talked about on sixty minutes The reason why this is so important yesterday actually couple of days ago. My wife got her second vaccine shot. I mean she. She works for the school district. And so it's mandatory. I mean she got a new job of the school district so mandatory now verdict accident it and and so. She's been home now for about three days home from work because she had a mild reaction or a reaction over its mild. She's been in bad a lot. A reaction to the vaccine and it was she got the achey nece the slight fever the same side effects that you get. We get a flu shot. You get a sore arm. You don't feel so good. I was a little concerned because your she told me you know. Don't worry i'll be okay. Because it was all manageable. She said and But it's enough to keep her in bed and to keep her out of work. So i went downstairs yesterday two days ago and i noticed that everything's blurs day for me anyway. I just i would downstairs. I noticed that on the couch on the desk was near the destiny of the couch where we have our meal. There was this animal pin. That was there and it looked like a syringe wrapped in a card and it had in bold letters. Thanks science thanks. Comma science thanks science and then it said vaccine in syringe many harden alpin and it was it was a animal pin that said thank science on and of course like back when you were kids. Remember when it wasn't the did you give blood or you gave to the heart. Association gave to the red cross. And you get to wear this little pin. That says i gave to the red cross. I remember that used to little bendy thing. You've you wore it on your lapel or you weren't on your button or whatever. What else kind of like this. It was thank science and then it was on a card blue and red card. Fifty percent of the profits from this pin are donated to the voices for vaccine. So it looks like my wife made a little donation to help voices for vaccines. May wife is very She's very generous with with what she donates. And so that's what she did. I'm angry or critical about this but the thing that got me is that this