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Life is a mystery. Confusion is all around us. The truth is out there… but you wont find it here. Welcome to Hysteria Fifty One. A weekly "oddcast" of conspiracy theories, mysteries, and the unexplained. All viewed through skeptical eyes and the blurry lens of a beer bottle. Listen to Brent and John make sense of it all each week by subscribing.

Life is a mystery. Confusion is all around us. The truth is out there… but you wont find it here. Welcome to Hysteria Fifty One. A weekly "oddcast" of conspiracy theories, mysteries, and the unexplained. All viewed through skeptical eyes and the blurry lens of a beer bottle. Listen to Brent and John make sense of it all each week by subscribing.
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Life is a mystery. Confusion is all around us. The truth is out there… but you wont find it here. Welcome to Hysteria Fifty One. A weekly "oddcast" of conspiracy theories, mysteries, and the unexplained. All viewed through skeptical eyes and the blurry lens of a beer bottle. Listen to Brent and John make sense of it all each week by subscribing.






Hollow Moon: Alien Spacecraft or Plain Planetoid | 88

Forget the Flat Earth or Hollow Earth. This week we’ve got the real wool that’s been pulled over all of our proverbial eyes...the MOON IS HOLLOW. Not only is it hollow, but our alien overlords put it there...or flew it there...or something, but don’t sweat the small stuff. The weird part it there’s actual more science behind this one than flat earth has ever had! No one knows for sure exactly where the moon actually came from and why every test says it’s so much less dense than it should be....


The Politics of Contraband: Pablo Escobar and the CIA | 87

Pablo Escobar, known as the King of Cocaine, was a Colombian drug kingpin, a smuggler, killer, cartel leader, and CIA Operative. Wait, what was that last one? CIA Operative - according to many involved - the man once responsible for 80% of all cocaine consumed in the U.S. in a given year, was being protected by and even funded by the CIA. This week we hear from Sam Kulper who had a chance to sit down with Escobar's brother Roberto, while in Columbia. How involved was the US Government? Was...


Heaven's Gate: The UFO Cult to End All UFO Cults | 86

What could compel 39 people from all walks of life to abandon their friends and family and commit suicide in a vain and rather crazy attempt to hop a ride on a UFO hiding behind the Hale-Bopp Comet in March of 1997? Well, the answer is stranger than you think...this week we look into the history, mystery, and ultimate tragedy of the Heaven's Gate cult. How did a Texas nurse and a college choral director with Broadway dreams become the leaders of the UFO Cult to end all UFO cults? And how did...


The Bilderberg Group: Philanthropic Forum or Corrupt Cabal Conference? | 85

Imagine an annual secret meeting of the world's elite. Politicians, heads of industry, financial leaders, and media executives all trading secrets, colluding on policies, and essentially determining the fate of the free world year after year. Sounds like a James Bond plot, right? Well, it's also AN ACTUAL CONFERENCE that has taken place on a yearly basis since 1954. But what is the Bilderberg Group really up to? Is it a well meaning group of thought leaders putting their heads together...


Giants: Colossal Cover-Up or Huge Hoax? | 84

It's a GIANT WEEK on Hysteria 51! Nope, not a clever euphemism, this week we're talking REAL LIFE GIANTS! We don't mean regular folks with Gigantism. And we're not talking about your buddy from college that was, like, really tall. No, we're talking honest to goodness Giants. Beings that look like you or I but use oak trees for toothpicks and are customarily accompanied by Babe the Blue Ox. OK, that might just be Paul Bunyan, but you get the point. Are these creatures descendants of Angels?...


Baltic Sea Anomaly: Downed UFO or Glacial Skid Mark? | 83

In 2011 a group of treasure hunters were searching the Baltic Sea when they came upon something they couldn't explain. Their sonar showed an image of some sort of...structure on the sea floor. It was somewhat round in shape and almost ship-like. Subsequent investigations have shed little light as to the structure's true identity, purpose, or origin. One thing is clear - it isn't a UFO (it's clearly a UFO). This week break out our scuba gear and join the search. Plus, was Jar Jar Binks...


Behold a Pale Horse and Bill Cooper: Every Bad Conspiracy Tied Together | 82

Think of every half-baked conspiracy theory and bad UFO story you've ever heard. Now picture a book that ties them all together. And for bonus points, imagine it's actually a bunch of thinly veiled hate speech! Well, imagine no further my friends, because this week we dive into "Behold a Pale Horse" a book that for some unknown reason is still decently big in conspiracy circles (our guess is everyone buys it, but no one actually reads it). We then take a look at the book's crackpot author...


Numbers Stations: Spy Communication, Alien Radio Stations, or Something More Sinister? | 81

Why are there nearly untraceable radio broadcasts all around the world of seemingly random number sequences? What is their true purpose and who is behind them? Are these vestiges of Cold War spy-craft? A simplistic way for modern day terrorists to communicate? Or simply the most bizarre way to communicate with aliens this side of “Out Of This World” (you realize that was Burt Reynolds)? This week we head that the local RadioShack, get a cipher pad, and get to work. Plus, Conspiracy Bot...


Did Hitler Fake His Own Death? | 80

Adolph Hitler and his new wife Eva Braun committed suicide on April 30th,1945 as they cowered in a bunker under Berlin. The Russians were literally at the doorstep and the Americans just a few miles away. There was no way out...or was there? Theories abound that Hitler didn't die that day , but rather orchestrated an elaborate ruse to get out of Germany and escape to one of many locations; Argentina? Spain? Antarctica? The Hollow Earth? If they did escape, what did they do when they...


The Phoenix Lights: Mass UFO Sighting or Mass Hysteria? | 79

If one guy says he saw a UFO - it's easy to dismiss. But what do you do when over 10,000 people in one state say they did? That's exactly what happened March 13th, 1997 throughout Arizona. They all describe something very similar too: several lights arranged in a triangular pattern slowly moving overhead. Was it a visit from E.T.? A top secret military project? Or swamp gas bouncing off a weather balloon coupled with flares and whatever else they can come up with? The H-51 I-Team...


The Holy Grail: Holy Cup, Holy Bloodline, or Holy Hoax? | 78

This week you've chosen WISELY as we go in search of the cup of a carpenter and try to find the HOLY GRAIL. Or is it Jesus' kids we're looking for? Or the cup with Jesus' blood? I don't know but somehow Joseph of Arimathea is involved...and maybe King Arthur too. Confused yet? So is literally everyone throughout history that went in search of the Holy Grail (except Monty Python of course - they knew what was up). We grab our whips and fedoras this week to get to the bottom of it. Plus,...


Project Serpo: The Intergalactic Scientist Exchange Program | 77

We all looked at the foreign exchange student in high school and wondered what that would be like. Now picture doing that almost 40 light years away! Enter Project Serpo - the alleged top-secret exchange program between the United States government and an alien planet called Serpo in the Zeta Reticuli star system. We sent 12 of our bravest (most naive?) scientists to Serpo...and they didn’t all return. What happened to those that stayed? Why were we so scared of those that returned? And,...


Voynich Manuscript: Treasure Map or Alien Almanac? | 76

This week on Hysteria 51 we talk for over an HOUR about a 600 year old book! Still with us? While that's technically true - there's SO MUCH MORE TO THE STORY. The Voynich Manuscript is written in a language no one can read! Is it a cipher? A dead language? A secret map? Written by aliens? All of the above? Who knows - BUT there have some been new developments in the last few months. We'll bust out our decoder rings this week and try to crack the code. Plus, Conspiracy Bot finds a new hobby...


Grey Aliens: Alien Abductors or Nonsense | 75

The Greys - they're the archetype alien. When someone even says the world "alien" - they likely picture a "Grey". You're thinking of them right now - little grey dude...big black eyes...over-sized and round head. Heck, look at our logo - that's a Grey. Is the image just so common now that every loon who says they've been abducted comes back with some version of the traditional Grey image? Or, is it so prevalent because this ACTUALLY IS the group of extra-terrestrials that regularly visit...


Operation Northwoods: America's False Flag Operation | 74

Those tin foil hat types are at it again. Talking about a "conspiracy" by the US Government to attack our own cities and military targets just to blame another country so we could invade them...that would NEVER HAPPEN. Wait...hold on...I'm reading...yep, actually not only is it not crazy, it's confirmed to have been planned! That's right, in the early 60's the JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF approved a false flag operation called Operation Northwoods that would authorize attacks on our own military...


Nazi Bell: Mega Weapon? UFO Time Machine? Hoax? | 73

The year is 1945 and things aren’t going well for Hitler and the Third Reich. Time is up for Adolph and everyone knows it. Everyone that is but Hitler himself. As the walls begin to close in he puts even more resources into his Wunderwaffe or Wonder Weapons. The prize of the lot? A bell shaped machine potentially capable of destroying everything and everyone in it’s path...or perhaps even altering time itself. We all know how the story ends – the Allies win the war, Germany is split, and...


Winchester Mystery House: Supernatural Secret or Crazy's Castle? | 72

Why would the widower of one of the world's largest gun companies take over 36 years to build a mansion with 160 rooms, staircases that lead to nowhere, trap doors, and secret passageways? Was she simply a crazy old woman with too much time and money on her hands? Or was she doing everything in her power to bewilder and confuse the spirits of those killed by the blood money of the family business? The Winchester rifle DID win the west after all. We bust out our protractors and repeating...


Bigfoot: America's Favorite Cryptid | 71

Bigfoot - sometimes a topic needs no introduction and this is one of them. But just in case you stumbled across this podcast by dumb luck and know nothing about cryptids OR you've been living in a bomb shelter, cut off from the world, à la Brendan Fraser in Blast From the Past - here's a quick rundown. It's purportedly a large, hairy, ape-like creature that roams the U.S's Pacific Northwest. While there have been 1000s of sightings, 100s of footprints, and dozens of alleged videos taken of...


Majestic 12: The Real Men In Black | 70

Is there a secret, clandestine organization inside the U.S. Government responsible for the identification, investigation, and obfuscation of all extra-terrestrial activity on Earth? If so, they're called The Majestic 12 and were started back in the 40's by Truman right around the time of Roswell. But, the theory has its skeptics - INCLUDING members of the very UFO community it calls home. Is it real or just an elaborate hoax to sell books? The H 51 I-Team gives you the answers this week...


Remote Viewing: Human Evolution or Hippie Crap? | 68

Ever wondered what it would be like to be able to see anything, anywhere, at any time? All you have to do is THINK about it and you can see it INSIDE OF YOUR OWN MIND. Sounds cool, right? But no one can do that. That’s the kind of stuff you read in comics and see in movies. In fact, wasn’t that what Patrick Stewart did for like 10 years in those X-Men Movies? It’s called Remote Viewing and not everyone thinks it’s just science fiction. That includes conspiracy theorists, new age...


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