Episode 26: The Bell Island Boom

Bell Island, off the coast of Newfoundland

Bell Island, off the coast of Newfoundland

Bell Island is a small rocky piece of land off the coast of Newfoundland, with a population of about 3,000. Yet it’s known to conspiracy theorists around the globe because of a mysterious event that happened in 1978: a massive explosion in the sky that destroyed electrical devices and wires across the island…and it only get weirder from there. Exploding TVs, men in black, secret government weapons tests, weather-altering technology, mind control…even aliens? OK, probably not aliens.

Resources:

History – Mystery Booms

“This Great Laboratory”: The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Concorde - Wikipedia

Supersonic History: What Routes Did Concorde Fly?

Nighttime Podcast Bell Island Boom 

The Bell Island Boom  -Skeptoid

The Mystery Bell Island Boom April 2, 1978 - YouTube -Documentary

The Bell Island Boom: What Were the Men in Black Investigating in 1978? - YouTube

THE INVISIBLE MACHINE - ELECTROMAGNETIC WARFARE - YouTube

Bell Island (Newfoundland and Labrador) - Wikipedia

Ball lightning - Wikipedia

Music:

Blue Sizzle - Madness Paranoia by Kevin MacLeod

Anguish by Kevin MacLeod

The Big Guns by Silent Partner

Creepin by MK2

Myths and Mysteries theme is Circles in the Sky by CinematicWaves

All songs used under the Creative Commons License.

Episode 25: Cursed Films: When The Horror Becomes Real

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We're back after a long hiatus, with an episode about cursed Hollywood films; some that you've heard of, and some you may not know about. We discuss them and ask whether or not we believe in them, as well as whether or not we're the victims of a #PodCurse. Did you know there's a movie script that allegedly kills everyone who reads it? Find out what it is on this episode of Myths and Mysteries.

Resources:

https://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-infamous-cursed-movies-of-all-time/randolph

https://nypost.com/2015/05/21/these-are-the-5-most-cursed-movies-of-all-time/

https://list25.com/25-most-cursed-movies-ever-filmed/

Stuff You Should Know About Podcast

Unsolved Mysteries of the World Podcast

Music:

Ryno's Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Not As It Seems by Kevin MacLeod

Something Wicked by Kevin MacLeod

Fall by Ross Bugden

New York, 1924 by Ross Bugden

Myths and Mysteries theme is Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves. All songs are used under the Creative Commons License.

MINISODE: Baseball and Ghosts

The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

In this minisode, we tell some stories of ghostly encounters that Major League Baseball players have had in haunted hotels.

Music:

Voyeur by Jingle Punks

Jazz In Paris by Media Right Productions

The Rover by S Strong

Myths and Mysteries theme is Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves. All songs are used under the Creative Commons License.

Beyond The Game radio program can be found at btgprogram.com.

Episode 24: Beyond Bray Road: Dogman Tails (Featuring an interview with Linda Godfrey!)

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In late 1991 and early 1992, newspaper reporter Linda Godfrey wrote about a rash of reported werewolf sightings along a small stretch of road in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. The story exploded nationwide, as tales of The Beast of Bray Road--a massive wolf that walked upright on its hind legs--captivated audiences across America. Linda soon discovered that sightings like these have occurred across the continent, and the globe, for a very long time. Encounters with Dogman--as the creature is often called--are terrifying, and although usually brief, they leave witnesses with a lifetime of questions. Join us as we discuss the Dogman phenomenon, and are joined by Linda Godfrey, who has written several books on the topic and is the foremost authority on Dogman, for an eye-opening interview.

Resources:

Witness stories told in the episode are from the books listed below:

Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America by Linda Godfrey

American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America by Linda Godfrey

Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomenon by Linda Godfrey

https://lindagodfrey.com/

https://www.timeout.com/chicago/things-to-do/werewolves-of-elkhorn

https://fringeparanormal.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/beast-of-bray-road-2/

http://www.gods-and-monsters.com/werewolf-sightings.htm

https://www.prairieghosts.com/brayrd.html

Paranormal Underground Podcast

Not Alone Podcast

Expanded Perspectives Podcast

Dogman Encounters Radio

Music:

Haunted Places by Alex Lisi

Dark Tension Rising Music by Royalty Free Zone

Heavy by Huma-Huma

Dead Man's Secrets by Silencyde

Myths and Mysteries theme is Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves. All songs are used under the Creative Commons License.

 

 

Episode 23: Murder at the South Pole? The Mysterious Death of Rodney Marks

A plaque left in honor of Rodney Marks.

A plaque left in honor of Rodney Marks.

Australian astrophysicist Rodney Marks was stationed at the South Pole, where his friends and coworkers universally liked and respected him. So why did he suddenly die from poisoning?

Resources:

Mysterious Circumstances Podcast - "Rodney Marks"

https://www.mensjournal.com/features/a-mysterious-death-at-the-south-pole-20131125/

http://allthatsinteresting.com/rodney-marks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Marks

Music:

Far the Days Come by Letter Box

The Dusty Attic by ErikMMusic

I Can See You by ProwlerMusic

Imaginary by Broken Elegance & Nomyn

Queen of the Skies by HookSounds.com

The Myths and Mysteries theme is Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves. All songs are used under the Creative Commons License.

Episode 22: The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program

Department of Defense photo of UFO seen by Navy F-18 pilots in 2004.

Department of Defense photo of UFO seen by Navy F-18 pilots in 2004.

In December of 2017, it was revealed that the Department of Defense had funded a secret program to study UFOs. What exactly was the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, where did it come from, and what did it uncover?

Resources:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/head-of-pentagons-secret-ufo-office-sought-to-make-evidence-public/2017/12/16/90bcb7cc-e2b2-11e7-8679-a9728984779c_story.html?utm_term=.832ec2938dd0

 

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

https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/16/politics/pentagon-ufo-project/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/18/politics/luis-elizondo-ufo-pentagon/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/19/us/ufo-sightings-history/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/19/us/pilot-david-fravor-ufo-jim-sciutto-outfront-cnntv/index.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Aviation_Threat_Identification_Program

Music:

Lights by Cinematic Waves

Running Away by Cinematic Waves

Visitors in the Night by Cinematic Waves

Shroud by Silencyde

The Myths and Mysteries theme is Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves. All songs are used under the Creative Commons License.

Episode 21: Aww, Shuck: Black Dogs and Hellhounds

Black dog weather vane (photo from johnknifton.com).

Black dog weather vane (photo from johnknifton.com).

Black spectral dogs have been seen across the UK for hundreds of years. Some are terrifying monsters, while others are considered omens of impending death, and some are protectors of the weak. What are black dogs, and where do they come from? Join us as we explore the legends...and make Harry Potter references.

Resources:

http://theghosthuntuk.com/black-demon-dog-legend/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Shuck

https://modernfarmer.com/2014/06/black-shuck/

http://www.hiddenea.com/shuckland/introduction.htm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2629353/Is-skeleton-legendary-devil-dog-Black-Shuck-terrorised-16th-century-East-Anglia.html

http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Shuck

http://popculturemyth.tumblr.com/post/4577796122/hellhoundsblack-dogs-there-is-a-huge-variety-of

Music:

Deep Horrors by Kevin MacLeod

Something Wicked by Ross Bugden

Haunted Places by Alex Lisi

Hey Sailor by Letter Box

All used under the Creative Commons License.

Myths and Mysteries theme is Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves.

 

Episode 20: Crop Circles

Crop circle (photo by Lucy Pringle,  www.lucypringle.co.uk

Crop circle (photo by Lucy Pringle, www.lucypringle.co.uk

Mysterious circular formations have been pressed into fields across England, and other places around the world, for years, with reports dating back as far as the 17th century. They appear overnight, seemingly without explanation. Who (or what) makes them, and why?

Resources:

UFOTV Presents Crop Circles Quest For Truth

UFOTV Presents The Story Of Crop Circles

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2012/07/the-mowing-devil-mystery/

https://www.gaia.com/article/are-crop-circles-real

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crop_circle

http://www.hypermaths.org/cropcircles/chapter2/

http://kentheberling.com/projects/CropCircles/Theories/plasmavortex.html

Music:

Alien Invasion by Cinematic Waves

Big Eyes by Cinematic Waves

Signs in the Fields by Cinematic Waves

Sea of Forgotten Tales by cinematic Waves

Blank by Disfigure

All used under the Creative Commons License.

Myths and Mysteries theme is Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves.

Episode 19: Orang Pendek

An alleged Orang Pendek track.

An alleged Orang Pendek track.

Bigfoot's much smaller cousin, the Orang Pendek, is said to live deep within the remotest jungles of Indonesia. What is responsible for these sightings? Is it misidentified local primates, bears, an undiscovered race of ancient hobbits...or something else?

Resources:

Expanded Perspectives podcast "Orang Pendek"

Monster Quest episode "The Orang Pendek"

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/oct/07/evidence-elusive-orang-pendek

Wikipedia

Music:

Shroud by Silencyde

Dragon Slayer by Ross Bugden

Haunted Places by Alex Lisi

Dhaka by Kevin MacLeod

Dead Man's Secrets by Silencyde

All used under the Creative Commons License.

Myths and Mysteries theme music is Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves.

Episode 18: The Halloween Special

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It's Halloween! What better day (or night) of the year is there to tell some of our favorite creepy but true (or at least mostly true) stories? So in this special episode, we've done just that: we've got seven short stories locked and loaded for your listening pleasure. Light a candle and let's go!

Monster Mash by Peter Pan Records

The Devil Went Down To Georgia by Charlie Daniels Band

Music:

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Lights by Cinematic Waves

Third Gate by Wydron

Moments of Despair by Cinematic Waves

Back At It by Silencyde

Back of the Room Hang by Jingle Punks

Colossus by Wydron

All used under the Creative Commons License.

Episode 17: The Early Bird Gets The Death Worm

A painting of the Mongolian Death Worm by Pieter Dirkx

A painting of the Mongolian Death Worm by Pieter Dirkx

In the Gobi desert of Southern Mongolia, there allegedly lives an abnormally huge worm that can kill a man instantly in a few different ways. Is The Mongolian Death Worm real?

Resources:

Destination Truth - Season 2, Episode 2

Beast Hunter - "Mongolian Death Worm"

Monster Talk podcast - "The Mongolian Death Worm"

Thinking Sideways podcast - "The Mongolian Death Worm"

http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Mongolian_Death_Worm

Music:

Desert by PeriTune

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Desert Caravan by JHSoundtracks

Run by Ross Bugden

Summer Heat by Tom Spander

All used under the Creative Commons License.

Episode 16: The Bridgewater Triangle

The boundaries of the Bridgewater Triangle

The boundaries of the Bridgewater Triangle

In southeast Massachusetts, there's a 200-square-mile tract of land that is home to more cryptids, ghosts, UFOs, and other paranormal events than you can count. Does this activity date back to the bloody war that was fought on this soil between native Americans and colonists? Or is it even older?

Resources:

The Bridgewater Triangle (documentary available on Amazon Prime)

http://www.thebridgewatertriangle.com/

Music:

Big Eyes by Cinematic Waves

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Moments of Despair by Cinematic Waves

Bizznezz by Jahzzar

The Dusty Attic by ErikMMusic

Moldy Lotion by Light Foot

All used under the Creative Commons License.

Episode 15: D.B. Cooper: The Sky Bandit

The FBI's composite sketches of D.B. Cooper.

The FBI's composite sketches of D.B. Cooper.

On Thanksgiving Eve, 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper hijacked an airliner, collected $200,000 in ransom money, and parachuted out of the plane, never to be seen again. Who was D.B. Cooper, and did he survive his jump?

*NOTE: We incorrectly state in the opening of the episode that the hijacking occurred in 1972. That was a typo in our notes; the incident actually took place in 1971.*

Resources:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/21/fbi-reportedly-accepts-new-evidence-with-possible-link-to-db-cooper.amp.html

https://thedbcooperhijacking.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/on-request-the-two-page-outline-on-christiansen-and-geestman-in-the-d-b-cooper-case/#more-1484

https://themountainnewswa.net/2012/02/23/suspects-in-the-db-cooper-skyjacking-sketches-pictures-and-comparisons/

http://citizensleuths.com/

Buzzfeed Unsolved: The Strange Disappearance of D.B. Cooper

The Skyjacker That Got Away (The History Channel)

Music:

Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Brittle Rille by Kevin MacLeod

Killers by Kevin MacLeod

Twisted by Kevin MacLeod

Cold Funk by Kevin MacLeod

All used under the Creative Commons License.

Episode 14: The Axeman of New Orleans: Jazz Gets The Axe

Cover of "The Mysterious Axeman's Jazz" composed by Joseph John Davilla

Cover of "The Mysterious Axeman's Jazz" composed by Joseph John Davilla

Over an 18-month span in 1918 and 1919, an ax-wielding boogeyman had New Orleans in a state of fear. He committed twelve attacks and killed six people, usually letting himself into his victims' homes in the dead of night and butchering them with an axe while they slept in their beds. Who was the Axeman, and why did he kill?

Resources:

Buzzfeed Unsolved True Crime - The Terrifying Axeman of New Orleans

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axeman_of_New_Orleans

http://www.oddlyhistorical.com/2015/01/05/hell-earth-axeman-orleans/

Music:

Devil's Blues by Blanket Barricade

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

New York, 1924 by Ross Bugden

Batty McFaddin by Kevin MacLeod

Unknown Fear by Darren Curtis

The Mysterious Axeman's Jazz by Joseph John Davilla

Jazz In Paris by Media Right Productions

The Rover by S Strong

All used under the Creative Commons License.

Episode 13: Numbers Stations

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Nearly anywhere across the globe, if you search your radio dial, you can find a bizarre broadcast of seemingly random number groups. Who is broadcasting these messages, and what do they mean?

Resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvr6o7fBcTY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24910397

http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/stories/000526.stories.html

Music:

From Russia With Love by Huma-Huma

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Subliminal Messages by LOWERCASE n

Dragon Slayer by Ross Bugden

All used under the Creative Commons License.

Episode 12: Ed Gein: Only A Mother Could Love You

Ed Gein

Ed Gein

Ed Gein was a quiet boy who grew up in a small, humble Wisconsin town. The townsfolk knew him as odd, but harmless...until his secrets were revealed. He went on to inspire some of the most enduring works of horror in Hollywood history. This is the story of the Butcher of Plainfield.

Resources:

"Deviant" by Harold Schechter

"Serial Killer Ed Gein" by A&E

Music:

Something Wicked by Ross Bugden

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

I Can See You by ProwlerMusic

Unknown Fear by Darren Curtis

Haunted Places by Alex Lisi

Welcome To Chaos by Ross Bugden

Fall by Ross Bugden

All used under the Creative Commons License.

Episode 11: It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Kongamato

A pterosaur skeleton

A pterosaur skeleton

We think of pterodactyls as ancient, extinct cousins of the dinosaurs who vanished long ago. But in the darkest parts of Africa, and other places around the globe, it seems that someone forgot to tell that to the pterosaurs.

Resources:

http://www.genesispark.com/exhibits/evidence/cryptozoological/pterosaurs/kongamato/

http://www.kongamato-pterodactyl.com/

http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Kongamato

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_T._Sanderson

 

https://medium.com/@info_55492/a-civil-war-monster-photograph-2ba4f10bbc49

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kongamato


http://www.genesispark.com/exhibits/evidence/cryptozoological/pterosaurs/ropen/

 

http://national-paranormal-society.org/the-kongamato-of-africa/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2zkJGl_MbM

 

http://paleo.cc/paluxy/livptero.htm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDLIvySAjbs


https://archive.org/stream/inwitchboundaf00mell/inwitchboundaf00mell_djvu.txt

Music:

Black Bird - Primal Drive by Kevin MacLeod

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Constance - The Descent by Kevin MacLeod

Big Eyes by Cinematic Waves

We Are One by Vexento

Episode 10: The Monster of Florence

One of the Monster's murder scenes.

One of the Monster's murder scenes.

In the 1980s, a serial murdered terrorized the Florentine countryside, killing lovers in their parked cars and mutilating the females. Multiple men were charged and released, but the Monster was never caught. Who was the Monster of Florence...and is he still out there?

Resources:

The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi

Serial Killers: Monster of Florence (2009)

Music:

Corelli - Conerto Grosso, Op6 no4 by Advent Chamber Orchestra

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Dark Tension Rising Music by Mattia Cupelli

Bughici - Suite for Violin, 7 Lyric Song, lento by Advent Chamber Orchestra

Dark Choir Music by Mattia Cupelli

Seeking The Truth by Ryoko

Gregorian Chant by Royalty Free Zone

Couperin - Pieces en Concert - Prelude, La Tromba, Air de Diable by Advent Chamber Orchestra

All used under the Creative Commons License.

Episode 9: The Ship That Wasn't There

The U.S.S. Eldridge

The U.S.S. Eldridge

According to legend, the Philadelphia Experiment was a secret naval test performed in 1943 to make a ship invisible, but what happened next is horrifying. Join us for a story that encompasses secret military experiments, teleportation, conspiracy, and, of course, UFOs.

Resources:

Wikipedia

History's Mysteries: The True Story of the Philadelphia Experiment (2002)

"The Case For The UFO" Varo Edition by Morris K. Jessup

Music:

Prelude No. 18 by Chris Zabriskie

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Aftermath - Madness Paranoia by Kevin MacLeod

Hookah Bar by Silent Partner

The Big Guns by Silent Partner

All used under the Creative Commons License.

Episode 8: The Creature Most Likely To Be A Pokemon

"Defense Against Kappa" by Yoshitoshi

"Defense Against Kappa" by Yoshitoshi

Japan is home to a mythical turtle-like creature called the Kappa, whose favorite foods include children, human souls, and cucumbers. They're well-known for their politeness, as well as their love of flatulence (only their own, of course). Join us as we explore the Kappa legend.

Resources:

https://exemplore.com/cryptids/kappa

https://www.tofugu.com/japan/kappa/

Wikipedia

Music:

Japan Ambience 1 by AudioBringer

Circles In The Sky by Cinematic Waves

Tea Ceremony by Brandon Fiechter

Lost In Japan by Long X

Adventures by A Himitsu

All used under the Creative Commons License.