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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

The Death of Azaria Chamberlain | 159

10/14/2019
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The death of your child has to be one of the worst things a parent ever has to face. Now imagine everyone blames you, you go to prison for it, and the event becomes the butt of a world wide joke. FUN! Yeah, probably not, but that is what happened with the death of Azaria Chamberlain, the story that created the phrase “Dingo Ate My Baby”. This week Brent heads back down under to try and get to the bottom of this story with the help of Mr. David Flora of Blurry Photos (they probably fail),...

Duration:01:16:27

Extraordinary: The Seeding | 158

10/7/2019
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This week Brent takes over host duties as John is on assignment in... Delaware... But have no fear, David Flora of Blurry Photos Podcast steps up and channels his inner Goforth. Plus CBot throws his hat into the hosting ring(don't worry, we won't let him), David talks about his Hypnotic Regressions sessions (He may or may not have been Joan of arc in a former life), and we sit down with the creators of the Documentary Extraordinary: The Seeding to talk Alien-Human Hybrids!! All that and more...

Duration:02:11:42

The Shaver Mystery: Ancient Robots, Evil Aliens, and the Caves They Live In | 157

9/30/2019
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We’ve all been there – you’re on the job and something goes wonky with your welding gun. Next thing you know you’re telepathic and can not only read the thoughts of your co-workers, but also an evil race of robots living underground. You know, that old yarn. Well, it also happened to Richard Shaver and afterwards he sent his account of living with them to a magazine. When the magazine’s publisher received it, he did the logical thing: re-wrote it to be 3 times longer and published it. And if...

Duration:01:00:29

Mongolian Death Worms: Acidic Annelid or Nomad Nonsense? | 156

9/23/2019
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We’re back in the cryptid cornucopia this week with Mongolian Death Worms. We know, we know….they sound cuddly, but we wouldn’t suggest snuggling up. These enormous worm-like creatures allegedly live in the Gobi desert and snack on locals for sport. They spit acid, shoot electricity, and will kill a man by a mere touch (yeah, we’re surprised it isn’t Australian too). But are Mongolian Death Worms the surreptitious stalkers from legend, or are they merely a campfire tale passed down through...

Duration:00:45:11

Mongolian Death Worms: Acidic Annelid or Nomad Nonsense? | 156

9/23/2019
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We’re back in the cryptid cornucopia this week with Mongolian Death Worms. We know, we know….they sound cuddly, but we wouldn’t suggest snuggling up. These enormous worm-like creatures allegedly live in the Gobi desert and snack on locals for sport. They spit acid, shoot electricity, and will kill a man by a mere touch (yeah, we’re surprised it isn’t Australian too). But are Mongolian Death Worms the surreptitious stalkers from legend, or are they merely a campfire tale passed down through...

Duration:00:49:33

Storm Hysteria 51: The Movie: The Podcast | 155

9/16/2019
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This week we... Well, this week... You see, a funny thing happened on the way... It’s like...hmm...it's like a Hysteria 51 adventure... Ah, forget it. You better just listen for yourself. Written and Produced by Michael Paul Gonzalez (MichaelPaulGonzalez.com / @monkeywright) In association with Radio Lost Angeles and ForthHand Productions Brent Hand - Himself John Goforth - Himself Conspiracy Bot - Unfortunately, Himself Kyle - Annoyingly Himself Aleksandra...

Duration:00:41:25

Westall UFO Incident: A Close Encounter of the Australian Kind | 154

9/9/2019
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Elementary school is such a fun experience. How could you not love the art projects, lunchtime with your friends, recess, UFO sightings…. Well, that last one is specific to a small suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (also colloquially known as Westall). The Westall UFO Incident took place on April 6th, 1966, when over 200 students and faculty in the area reportedly observed multiple UFOs defying physics and toying with other, more terrestrial aircraft. This was followed by the...

Duration:00:50:56

Plum Island: Bio Weapon Black Site or Disease Deterrent? | 153

9/2/2019
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If the U.S. were to have a facility to exclusively study the deadliest animal pathogens in the world. Where do you think they would put it? Some remote outpost in the middle of nowhere? Thousands of feet underground? An island just off the coast of New York? If you took door number 3 you’re our winner…of foot and mouth disease! Plum Island, or the Plum Island Animal Disease Center is just off the coast of Long Island and studies some of the worst known animal diseases out there. But is that...

Duration:01:01:26

The Great Pyramid of Giza is a Water Pump w/ Steven Myers | 152

8/26/2019
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The majesty of the Great Pyramid of Giza is unrivaled. Its masterful design, its mind-boggling construction, the fact that’s its just an ancient, enormous water pump in the middle of the desert. Ummm, well, that’s the opinion of more than one expert and that of our guest this week – Steven Meyers. Steven has been studying the Great Pyramid for decades and contends its design is that of a functioning water pump to quench the thirst of the ancient Egyptians (or whoever) that built them. So,...

Duration:01:08:34

Abominable Snowman: Our Second Yeti Episode That We Cleverly Named To Trick You Into Listening | 151

8/19/2019
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Yetis are like Jello – there’s always room for more. This week we dive even deeper into the fury beasts. What do the locals think? Where can you find the scalp? What’s the difference between a Sherpa and a sherpa (there is one). And finally, once and for all, are they real and what are they? So, once again, we pack up our snow gear and head into the fray. Plus, Conspiracy Bot surprises everyone and does some work (something’s fishy with that). Kyle says he did his work, but didn’t (nothing...

Duration:01:02:46

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