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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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Episodes

Yeti: Himalayan Horror or Hiker’s Hooey? | 150

8/12/2019
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Bigfoot seems to be getting all of the press these days, but what about his O.G. cousin from the far north? The Abominable Snowman or Yeti has appeared in legend, folklore, and adventurer’s stories for years...but what is it? Are we dealing with a, yet unidentified, specimen of ape or bear? Perhaps a hominid cousin we’re not yet aware of? A true snow monster? This week we strap on our crampons and go in search of Yeti. Plus, we learn the origin of C-BOT’S pet, Kyle’s, CPU (it involves a...

Duration:01:07:18

High Strangeness: An Interview w/ Author Eric Bickernicks | 149

8/5/2019
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Things are getting strange in the lower 4th this week as we interview author Eric Bickernicks about his fictional (?) UFO romp, High Strangeness. Are there really spandex clad, cult members looking to “amalgamate” with aliens? Have UFOs landed in Cape Cod? Is there a better name for a law firm than Wakeman and Frasier? We ask the tough questions this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot learns the negative side of building your own robot (we know this well). Kyle makes his triumphant return and reads...

Duration:00:54:49

Storm Area 51: They Can, In Fact, Stop All of Us | 148

7/29/2019
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What do you get when you combine a joke social media event with the zeitgeisty topic of UFOs? 3+ MILLION people interested in attending an impromptu party/raid of a government installation. We know, a lot to unpack here. Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us is a Facebook event created by a meme posting page on a lark – hoping to get a handful of followers. Instead it’s become an internet phenomenon covered by everyone from NBC to the New York Times to Hysteria 51 (likely the most...

Duration:00:57:08

The Tunguska Event: Asteroid or Aliens? | 147

7/22/2019
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On an early June morning in 1908 an explosion leveled over 770 square miles of remote Siberian forest. Effects of the event were witnessed as far away as London. The blast was said to be over 1,000 times larger than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Yet, there were no known casualties (minus a whole lot of reindeer), leading some to believe there was an intelligence behind the blast. What kind of force could have unleashed a blast of that magnitude? Was it simply a huge meteor? Could...

Duration:01:05:54

Unit 731: The WW2 Japanese Biological Testing Nightmare | 146

7/15/2019
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Most people are familiar with the horrors the Nazis visited upon their victims in WW2, but what most aren’t familiar with are some equally terrifying and grotesque experiments and testing on the part of the Japanese. At the heart of this was General Shirō Ishii and his Unit 731. Unit 731 was a covert biological and chemical warfare research unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation. And we don’t just mean take 2 of these and call us in the morning…if...

Duration:00:49:24

Spontaneous Human Combustion: Do People Just Burst Into Flames? | 145

7/8/2019
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You know the old saying, “nothing can ruin your day like spontaneously catching on fire”? We don’t either, but if it isn’t a quote it should be because…ouch. Reports of Spontaneous Human Combustion span history and continents. While situations and backstories change, many constants can be found between the cases. Is it possible that a rare set of circumstances could present itself where a human being would spontaneously catch afire? Could it be something more sinister like purposeful fires...

Duration:01:16:31

Alien Con L.A. Interviews: David Childress, Mike Bara, and Dr. Chris Cogswell | 144

7/1/2019
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Ancient alien historians theorize this will be an extra out-there episode of Hysteria 51. This week we’re “live” (not really a thing in podcasts I guess) from Alien Con 2019 in Los Angeles. See, they call Los Angeles the "City Of Angels"; but I didn't find it to be that, exactly. But I'll allow it as there are some nice folks there. Course I ain't never been to London, and I ain't never seen France. And I ain't never seen no queen in her undies, so the feller says. But I'll tell you what -...

Duration:00:58:50

The Hum: The Unexplained Sound Heard 'Round the World | 143

6/24/2019
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Ever go to a concert and hear an annoying ring or hum in your ears afterward? Now imagine you didn’t go to the concert, but still hear it. Where’s it coming from? Why is it worse inside my house? HOW CAN I STOP IT?!? This is the situation for 1000s of citizens across the globe that experience The Hum. It’s only in specific cities (Taos, Windsor, etc) and only certain citizens can hear it (generally 2-4%) of the population. What’s causing it? Why are some people more susceptible to than...

Duration:00:48:27

The S.S. Ourang Medan: A DEADLY Ghost Ship | 142

6/17/2019
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What do you do when you find a ship adrift at sea? The obvious answer is to make sure it doesn’t explode. Unfortunately, the folks that came upon the S. S. Ourang Medan didn’t heed our clarion call from the future. Instead they hopped aboard and investigated the ghost ship. They arrived to find the entirety of the crew dead. When the investigating captain finally decided to tie ‘er up and toe ‘er back…that’s when the suspect ghost ship decided to explode and sink. What was actually aboard?...

Duration:01:02:15

Indigo Children: Superpowered or Superfake? | 141

6/10/2019
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Is your child a little unusual? Do they possess supernatural traits? How about super abilities? If you answered yes to some or all of these – chances are you have an indigo child! Indigo children, identified by their trademark indigo aura and at least one parent who identifies as “gypsy” (we might have made that part up), are potentially the next stage of human evolution. OR, the label could just be an attempt to ignore a much larger elephant in the room (I wonder what color aura elephants...

Duration:00:49:15

The Various Types of Hauntings: 99 Problems and a Slimer isn’t One | 140

6/3/2019
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“Carol Anne! Stop spitting green pea soup, the call is coming from inside the house!” Wait, we might be conflating a few things there, but you get the idea…there are (allegedly) a LOT of potential hauntings out there. How is one to keep them all straight?!? Well, thanks to your friendly, neighborhood Hysteria 51 – you don’t have to…we’ll do the hard work for you (stop us when we start to sound like the Sham Wow guy). This week we explore the various types of ghouls, ghosts, spirits, and...

Duration:01:03:24

Stanton T. Friedman: A Tribute to a UFOlogy Pioneer | 139

5/27/2019
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Stanton Friedman was a nuclear physicist and professional UFOlogist. But he was more than that...he was involved in some of the largest stories and controversies in UFOlogy. We wouldn’t have the story of Roswell or the Majestic 12 without him. And while he certainly was controversial, no one can argue the indelible impact he had on UFOlogy and the world. This week we look at the life and impact of Stanton T Friedman. Plus, Conspiracy Bot finds a streak of kindness (it won’t last), the fellas...

Duration:00:54:58

The UFO People: A Curious Culture w/ MJ Banias | 138

5/20/2019
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We are haunted by UFOs. They drift in and out of our culture in movies and on television, on billboards and in books. They are everywhere. However, for one small community, they are much more than the fodder of science fiction storytelling - they alter the entire fabric of reality. Enter The UFO People. Part narrative journey and part cultural study, The UFO People is a challenge to the UFO subculture and the broader public to recognize that UFOs, and the people who study them, challenge...

Duration:00:48:38

Yellowstone Supervolcano: America’s Sleeping Killer | 137

5/13/2019
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Ah, the majesty of Yellowstone National Park. Hot springs, gushing geysers, majestic wildlife, a supervolcano that could kill us all. That’s right, under all of the beauty and wonder is Yellowstone’s supervolcano that by some estimates is overdue to blow. What would happen if the volcano did pop? Mass extinctions? Check. Potentially the end of the U.S. as we know it? Check. A global famine accompanied by a decade long winter? Check. Could this actually be a planet killer – ending life as we...

Duration:01:02:50

Alien Experiencers: An Interview with Experience Archivist NK Kranda | 136

5/6/2019
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Does every abduction involve a probing? Do all the folks that have close encounters build mashed potato mountains first? Are these things really so huge, they’re bigger than a Walmart? We ask the tough questions this week as we interview Experiencer expert and MUFON Archivist NK Kranda. Plus, Brent decides he wants a pet Yeti (no surprise there). We draw comparisons between Conspiracy Bot and Florida Man (there are many). And everyone is relieved to realize he’ll never go down there (too...

Duration:00:49:54

The Fermi Paradox: Where are the Aliens? w/ Josh Clark from Stuff You Should Know | 135

4/29/2019
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According to the Drake Equation there are approximately 40 bajillion habitable planets in our galaxy. Ok, the number is a little lower (and a little more specific than that), but the point remains the same...with all of these planets capable of sustaining life, why isn’t the galaxy just teeming with extra-terrestrials? Or, put more succinctly- where the heck are all the aliens? Enrico Fermi posed this question to some scientist friends at a lunch in 1950 and it’s been known as the “Fermi...

Duration:01:14:56

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