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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.

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The Man From Taured: The Traveler Whose Country Didn’t Exist | 134

4/22/2019
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Ever been to Taured this time of year? It’s fabulous!! No, you haven’t? In fact you haven’t heard of it? Well, neither had the rest of the world when in July of 1954 a man in a suit shows up at a Japanese airport claiming to not only hail from the (imminently non- existent country), but produces a legit passport. Did this man unknowingly slip into a parallel dimension? Did he time travel? Or is he and/or the story absolutely full of it? This week we report, you decide on The Man From Taured....

Duration:00:56:03

The Mary Celeste | 133

4/15/2019
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Imagine this: You and your crew are traversing the Atlantic aboard your merchant ship. You spot something up ahead and grab the spyglass. Is that another ship? You call to the ship announcing your presence…no response. Is there no one aboard? Where’s the crew? You board the ship and things are silent. It’s too quiet. Something isn’t sitting right about this situation. There’s a sewing machine with a baby’s dress being sewn…the hem is still mid-stitch. The log book’s last entry? 10 days ago....

Duration:01:08:38

The Green Children of Woolpit: Multidimensional Travelers or Broccoli Addicts? | 132

4/8/2019
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Picture this - you’re working in a field and quite suddenly 2 children appear out of seemingly nowhere. These kids not only don’t speak a language you’ve ever heard, but they’re skin is...GREEN. This might sound like the beginning of an episode of Black Mirror, but it isn’t. It’s an alleged real-life incident from 12th century England. Who were these kids? Where did they come from? Is this the first written proof of multidimensional travel or the first written proof of a broccoli overdose?...

Duration:00:51:27

Spring Heeled Jack – England’s Weirdest Paranormal Legend | 131

4/1/2019
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This week we hop BACK over the pond to merry ol’ England to tackle a most vile and sinister serial…slapper? Well - slapper, groper, fire belcher, carriage crasher, and more. This week we’re looking into the legend of Spring Heeled Jack. This mischievous prankster allegedly had metal claws, could leap over 10 ft. walls, breath blue fire, apparently loved to slap authority figures, and cause carriages to crash. But who was this British bouncer? Is this just a folk tale re-told over the years...

Duration:01:13:12

Introducing It Could Happen Here, An iHeartRadio Original Podcast

3/28/2019
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Boy, politics really has gotten hideous, hasn’t it? And protests seem a lot more violent than they were a couple of years ago. Are things getting worse? Could the U.S.A. be on the road to a second civil war? Robert Evans says ‘Yes!’ and by the time you’ve finished listening to ‘It Could Happen Here’, you will too. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:03:52

The Pascagoula Abduction: A Controversial Close Encounter | 130

3/25/2019
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There’s nothing like fishing in the evening with a friend. The only sounds disturbing your peaceful respite are the gentle trickles of water, the rhythmic chirping of crickets, and the loud whirring of an alien aircraft that’s come to abduct you. OK, that last one might be unique to this story. The Pascagoula Abduction was a close encounter of the 4th kind in Mississippi in the early 70's. Out on a fishing trip, 2 men where minding their own business when a UFO flew down and the inhabitants...

Duration:00:58:32

Humanity in 100 years (w/ Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know) | 129

3/18/2019
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Interstellar travel, rewriting human genetics, body hacking, limitless clean energy...is this our future? What will humanity look like in 100 years (assuming the Yellowstone Caldera doesn’t take us all out)? If technology continues to progress anywhere near the pace of the last few decades, not only will we have people on Mars, we’ll be in the middle of terraforming it. Or, will our future have a distinctly dystopian pallor? We take a look ahead this week with Ben Bowlin and Matt Frederick...

Duration:01:03:12

Black Project Aircraft – America’s UFOs | 128

3/11/2019
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Not EVERY UFO can be an aliens (we know Giorgio, shocking). These unknown aircraft aren’t always “unidentified” to everyone. Some of them come from a little closer to home – the good ol’ U.S. of A. The U.S. Government has confirmed the existence of Black Project Aircraft. These are experimental and developmental planes, drones, and more that are highly classified and not publicly acknowledged by the government or its contractors. These technologies are known to range from invisibility,...

Duration:01:09:40

Jack Parsons: The Occult and the Art of Rocket Fuel Design | 127

3/4/2019
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Jack Parsons is the subject of this week’s show. Jack was one of the principal founders of both the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Aerojet Engineering Corporation. He invented the first rocket engine to use a castable, composite rocket propellant, and pioneered the advancement of both liquid-fuel and solid-fuel rockets. Oh, and he also summoned the devil, was besties with Aleister Crowley, and practiced magick. You know, normal rocket scientist stuff. This week we dive into the life...

Duration:01:05:57

Jonestown - The Murder | 126

2/25/2019
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Cult leader Jim Jones used a dangerous mix of lies, abuse, and manipulation to control the members of his People’s Temple. The hold he had over his cult was so severe he convinced the members to move into the middle of the jungles of Guyana, AKA Jonestown. But, as the events unraveled so too did Jones. Failing health and a drug addiction fueled his craziness and led to a US Congressman flying to Guyana to see things for himself. The ensuing events led to the tragic murder of the Congressman...

Duration:01:23:03

Jonestown - The Monster | 125

2/18/2019
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Don’t drink the Kool-Aid. We’ve all heard it, heck most of us have said it. An anachronism from the 80's that has come to simply mean to not completely buy into an idea whether good or bad. But the roots of the phrase are so much more severe…so much more frightening. Whether it be by their own hand or forcibly – these poor souls died in the steaming jungles of Jonestown, Guyana at the order of their leader. A maniacal, drug addicted cult leader named Jim Jones. In this first of two episodes...

Duration:01:16:50

Alex Jones: Conspiracy’s Con Man | 124

2/11/2019
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What’s the best way to sell erectile dysfunction pills? Claim 9/11 was an inside job! Well, at least that’s the tact that Alex Jones takes. Jones and his InfoWars network have been consistently putting out looney tunes conspiracy theories for two decades. But they aren’t just talking reptilians and new world order. Jones has taken it to the next level; from accusing Sandy Hook shooting victims of being crisis actors to propagating the famous #pizzagate hoax. Jones has built an empire on lies...

Duration:01:35:12

The Kardashev Scale | 123

2/4/2019
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How advanced is our civilization? Hot Pockets? Check. Cat memes? Check. Total control of our planet’s resources, weather, and energy? Well…we’ll get back to you. That’s the basic premise of the Kardashev Scale. It’s a simple test to judge a civilization’s technological advancement. The scale ranges from 0 (we’re a 0.7) to a 6 or 7 (think omnipotent beings). This week we explore where we are, where we’re (hopefully) going, and how we can get there. Plus, Conspiracy Bot gives himself an...

Duration:01:06:37

Nuclear Boy Scout: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Build a Nuclear Reactor | 122

1/28/2019
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Teenagers nowadays. No respect for their elders. I mean, as teens in our day we were walking uphill (both ways) to school in the snow. We didn’t have cellphones, we had pagers. If we needed a nuclear reactor, we built it in our backyard! Well, not all of us – but this week’s subject certainly tried. David Hahn was just another suburban kid, up until he MacGyver’d up a breeder reactor in his mom’s shed using not much more than a bunch of smoke detectors and old clocks. This week we dive into...

Duration:01:05:24

Dulce Underground Base: Alien Base or Absolute BS? | 121

1/21/2019
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Dulce, New Mexico: population 2,743…ABOVE GROUND! That’s right, according to some there is a secret base under Dulce that houses everything from classified US technology to reptilians. According to those same folks Dulce is one of the many underground facilities that Reptilians use to run experiments on humans. Oh, and there was a huge underground battle there between aliens and the US military. The aliens managed to win because they had advanced ray guns. And from there….the story REALLY...

Duration:01:03:36

Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers- An Interview With Jeremy Corbell | 120

1/14/2019
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Bob Lazar is on the Mount Rushmore of names in the UFO world. He (virtually on his own) brought the existence of Area 51 to the forefront by telling his story of working on real UFOs in the 80's. If a podcast, website, or movie is covering UFOs they can’t do a complete job without mentioning Bob. The challenge is he pretty much STOPPED talking to the press and giving interviews for more than 20 years. Then, came along documentarian Jeremy Corbell. He has produced a new documentary on Lazar...

Duration:01:13:05

Antikythera Mechanism – The World’s First Computer? | 119

1/7/2019
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Imagine finding shipwreck from thousands of years ago and among the rest of the debris finding a laptop with instructions on how to use it. That’s ALMOST exactly what happened when the Antikythera Mechanism was found. OK, so it wasn’t exactly a laptop, but many refer to it as the world’s first analog computer. And no matter how you classify it, it certainly doesn’t fit the time frame it dates back to. How did the ancient Greeks create a machine so advanced that another example of its...

Duration:01:04:28

2018 Year-End Review and Orson Welles - Dracula | 118

12/31/2018
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Man, 2018 flew by fast. And what a crazy year it was for all of us at Hysteria 51. New network, award nominations, iTunes top 200, the list goes on. We could not have done it without all of you, so this week Producer Lisa and Brent take a look back at the year. They talk achievements, (holy crap there was actually more than 1), how much prettier Lisa is than John (duh), our war with LeVar Burton (only in our heads), and what 2019 has in store for the show. Oh, but it doesn't end there. Then...

Duration:01:07:39

Nazca Lines – Peruvian Artwork or Alien Runways? | 117

12/24/2018
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The Nazca Lines are a group of ancient geoglyphs etched into desert sands of southern Peru. Made up of of over 10,000 lines, the figures are most visible from the air or nearby hilltops. The designs range from geometric patterns to animals and more. Why would an ancient culture spend the time and effort to etch out such elaborate and large designs? Is it simply an ancient artform? Were they an homage to the god(s) of the time? Or, were they an invitation…even a guide to a group viewing from...

Duration:01:13:00

UFOs at Maury Island: MiB, JFK, and Dog Murder

12/17/2018
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In the wild world of UFOs it doesn’t take much for a story to take on a life of its own. A flash in the sky or a shadow turns into a close encounter. But sometimes they have a little more meat to them… dog meat. Along with one of the first known run-ins with the infamous Men In Black, the death of 2 investigators, and even a potential link to the JFK assassination. But why would a tale wilder than Roswell be nothing more than a footnote on a few UFO websites? Is it simply an elaborate hoax?...

Duration:01:18:04