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.


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


Bell Island (Newfoundland and Labrador) - Wikipedia

Ball lightning - Wikipedia


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

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