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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.






The Warrens: Heroes or Hucksters? | 108

Ed and Lorraine Warren are arguably the most famous paranormal investigators of the last century. The married couple investigated countless hauntings, possessions, and demon infestations. Many of which have become Hollywood fodder inspiring movies like The Conjuring and Annabelle. But away from the glitz and glamour, were the Warrens for real? Are these divisive investigators true spiritual detectives, fighting the good fight for those of us too blind to the truth to see? Or did they make a...


The Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident: Britain's Roswell |107

Jolly ol’ England: the home of Monty Python, Big Ben, and the one of the most infamous UFO incidents in recorded history. Wait, what was that last part again? The Rendlesham Forest Incident, as it’s come to be known, was a series of close encounters in Suffolk, England over the course of 3 nights just after Christmas in 1980. From darting lights in the sky, to missing time, and an even alleged encounter with an alien craft – the Rendlesham Forest Incident has been permeated the UFO world for...


Unidentified Submerged Objects: The UFOs of the Sea | 106

We all know what a UFO is, but what’s a USO? Well it’s like a UFO but in the water. That’s right we’re talking Unidentified SUBMERGED Objects. And, while we know most of them are just the Cthulhu or your run-of-the-mill Krakken, some aren’t. Could these sightings from all over the globe be proof that in our search for Aliens we’ve been looking to the stars, but should have had our eyes on the seas? This week we grab our sextant and investigate what’s REALLY UNDER THE SEA. Plus, Conspiracy...


Georgia Guide Stones: Modern Day Mystery | 105

We don’t often think of mysterious relics as something from our current era. Unexplained monolithic structures with debated meaning and even less certain purpose don’t just pop-up in small town America. But they did. There is a set of modern day relics right in front of our noses. Not hidden away is a long abandoned cave, no. Out there for everyone to see in a cow pasture in northeast Georgia. The Georgia Guidestones are modern day relic – offering advice, and some would say hope, to future...


Robert Smalls: The Civil War's Most Incredible Untold Story | 104

Imagine this for a potential movie: Guy is born into slavery. Escapes his bonds by stealing the ship he’s a slave on and delivering it to the Union (it’s the Civil War). He goes onto captain the very boat he was a slave on, buy the house he was slave in, and eventually be elected to Congress. And that isn’t even half the story. While it isn’t a movie, it is the story of Robert Smalls and it’s so incredible we cover it this week. Plus, Joe Peck somehow figures out how to make an appearance...


Göbekli Tepe: Proof of an Advanced, Ancient Civilization? | 103

Göbekli Tepe is an archaeological site full of mysterious monoliths and intricate carvings in Southeast Turkey that shouldn’t exist. Prehistoric hunter-gatherers COULDN’T build these massive structures, cut and transport these enormous stones, and carve these intricate reliefs with their primitive skill set and tools. Yet they did… Who had the know how to build this awesome set of structures? Did we receive help? This week we talk Turkey and try to understand the mysteries of Göbekli Tepe....


Artificial Intelligence: How Frightened Should We Be? | 102

Computers are getting smarter by the day. Soon enough they’ll become self aware and kill us all (for one reason or another). That’s the narrative we’ve all learned from fiction and pop culture over the years, but is it true? Will Artificial Intelligence evolve to a point our puny human minds can’t comprehend? AND if so, will their first act as sentient beings be to wipe us off the face of the planet? This week we open the pod bay doors and dive deep into A.I. Plus, Conspiracy Bot and Alexa...


Skinwalker Ranch: The Science of the Paranormal | 101

By now we all know the story of Skinwalker Ranch (especially if you listened to last week's episode). It's a tale as old as time: Boy meets girl. Boy and girl buy a cattle ranch. Boy and girl's dogs are turned to goo, Bigfoot visits, UFOs make a regular appearance, and ghost sightings galore. You know, that old chestnut. Well, this week we dive into the science behind it. Why would a billionaire who builds rockets buy the ranch? Who is NIDS and why were they the group to investigate the it?...


Skinwalker Ranch: The Art of the Story | 100

We're makin' a home out on the range in this special 100TH edition of Hysteria 51! What do you get when you cross aliens, ghosts, shapeshifters, disembodied voices, cattle mutilations, and more? The only topic worthy of our 100th episode - SKINWALKER RANCH. What would cause a normal family to abandon their dream of owning a cattle ranch? How can so much weird stuff happen in one place? Why would a billionaire buy the ranch? We saddle up and go in search of the truth this week. Plus, we take...


Artificial Intelligence: Macgyver Knows What To Do! | 99

In this special episode of H51 we go FULL ON INTERVIEW! We have an upcoming episode on AI and wanted to interview someone. Who better than a writer/producer with over 30 years in the industry who just did a series on AI? Oh, and did we mention he created a little show called MACGYVER?!?! That’s right, this week we talk to Lee Zlotoff – the creator of Macgyver. Lee tells us about his new series on AI, Our Own Devices. He gives us his thoughts on where AI is headed. Then we spend an inordinate...


Phantom Time Theory: Is It Really the Middle Ages? | 98

There are classic debates in the world of the weird. Does Bigfoot exist? Have aliens visited the earth? Did 300 years of our collective history never happen? What, whaa? That's what believers of the Phantom Time Theory think. The theory goes that a couple of emperors and a pope fabricated 300 years of the early Middle Ages. But, if true, why would they do such a thing? Could they have really invented Charlemagne? Does this mean we don't have air-conditioning again? This week we go in search...


Cicada 3301: The Internet's Most Mysterious Puzzle | 97

“Hello. We are looking for highly intelligent individuals. To find them we have devised a test...” Thus began the phenomenon that is Cicada 3301. At its core, Cicada 3301 is an anonymous group that released to the world a series of internet based puzzles, some of which still have no known solution. From ciphers hidden in books, to actual posters players had to track down across the globe – no one has come forward to claim the enigmatic set of mysteries. But what (or who) is really behind it?...


Deep State: Shadow Government or Political Buzzword? | 96

Who's in charge of the United States? POTUS? Ha! That's a temporary employee. Congress? Please...merely figureheads. The real people pulling the strings are a clandestine network entrenched inside the government, bureaucracy, intelligence agencies, and other governmental entities. Or, at least that's the claim. But is it true? Are we all just merely sheep meandering through a world that is mostly a lie? Or, is this concept merely a touchstone for ideologues and pundits to further their...


John Titor: Time Traveler or Internet Troll? | 95

If time travel is possible and future humans are coming back to our era...what would they want? To kill a future despot? To make a change to the environment that saves future generations? To take back a computer from 1975 to make their time machine work properly? If you're anything like the subject of this week's show, John Titor, you went with door #3. According to his posts on the internet, John Titor traveled back to the 70s to get a special computer to save time travel. He also made a...


Crystal Skulls: Mystical Marvels or Fake Fossils? | 94

There is a series of skulls across the globe that are made of solid quartz and are virtually identical to one another. Some legends say that the unification of the 13 original skulls will save the human race from the certain doom that is Y2K. Wait...that came and went. Anyway, you get the idea. Get the skulls together and they have some sort of mystical power. Others argue they are nothing more than modern-day fakes. Whatever the case, we can all agree they're a terrible basis for a movie...


UFO Disclosure: The Players and The Game | 93

If aliens exist and they've been here - why don't we know about it? This week we continue our series on disclosure and look at 2 opposing viewpoints/voices in the ufology world; Tom Delonge and Dr. Steven Greer. But we aren't done there - next we get the EXPERTS' opinion. We check in with Ben Bowlin, Matt Frederick, and Noel Brown from Stuff They Don't Want You To Know to get their thoughts. Then we hear from former Green Beret Jeff Adamec who served in more than one classified zone to give...


UFO Disclosure: A History of Secrets | 92

Is the government hiding information from us? Well, that’s probably the stupidest question we could ask. But more specifically, are they hiding information about UFOs and extraterrestrial life. This week the we dive into UFO Disclosure. Who is hiding what? How long have they known? Does it involve ALIENS? We put it all under the microscope…or telescope as we dive into the history of UFO Disclosure this week. Plus, if Casper Van Dien joins the Space Force, will Doogie Howser come with him?...


The Mothman: Prophet of Doom or Mass Hysteria? | 91

In 1966 an unassuming pair of couples went joyriding in the hills of West Virginia. They just thought they were out to have some fun with some friends and escape their hometown of Point Pleasant for a while. They were wrong. The following series of events sparked a national phenomenon that is still alive today – the legend of the MOTHMAN. From the descriptions of red eyes and 10 foot wings to the sightings of a flying man outside the famed Sears Tower in Chicago – this cryptid has permeated...


Alien Races: A Field Guide | 90

Fact: If you're reading this there's an 89% chance you've been abducted by aliens (note: not a fact). As such, it's important to know your who abducted you (the CIA will ask). Was it a Tall Grey that scooped you up, or were you lucky enough to be absconded by a Blue Avian? Hysteria 51 is here to help. Tune in this week as we give you the David Attenborough treatment of ALIEN RACES! Plus, what's the best fictional alien in pop culture? (hint: it isn't Mark Zuckerberg) Were the Borg...


MK ULTRA: The CIA's Mind Control Program | 89

The government has done some less than scrupulous things over the years (allegedly), but they would never test mind control tactics on unknowing AMERICAN citizens - right? WRONG. Enter MK ULTRA - a 20 year covert program to assess the potential use of LSD and other drugs for mind control, information gathering, and psychological torture - all on unsuspecting U.S. citizens. What did they actually accomplish? Do we have Manchurian Candidates running around the world right now? And when...