The Micah Hanks Program

Paranormal Podcasts

The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week we journey to the boundaries of human knowledge, in search of the most unusual things our world has to offer.

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The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week we journey to the boundaries of human knowledge, in search of the most unusual things our world has to offer.

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@MicahHanks

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Episodes

Cold-Flyer: The DHS 'Rubber Duck' UAP: An Analysis | MHP 01.31.23.

1/31/2023
On November 23, 2019, a FLIR camera system onboard an RC-26B aircraft with the Air National Guard managed to film an unconventional flying object as it passed over Arizona. Displaying no visible means of propulsion or aerodynamic lift, the odd footage has been touted as one of several examples of Department of Homeland Security videos depicting unidentified aerial phenomena. This week, joining us to discuss his scientific analysis of what has since been dubbed the "Rubber Duck UAP" is Peter...

Duration:01:22:56

Health Effects of the Phenomenon: Secrets of the ODNI UAP Report | MHP 01.24.23.

1/24/2023

Duration:01:14:52

The ODNI Report: AARO and the DOD's UAP Problem | MHP 01.17.23.

1/17/2023
On October 31, 2022, the second installment of a series of reports involving the Department of Defense's ongoing evaluation of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) was scheduled for delivery, and after weeks of waiting, the ODNI report has finally been delivered... and with mixed reception from the UAP community. This week, we provide a complete breakdown and analysis of what the data in the report actually means, explain why it's significant, and what the mainstream media missed in its...

Duration:01:12:06

Disinformation Nation: Truth, Lies, and Flying Saucers |MHP 01.10.23.

1/10/2023
For decades, rumors of an alleged film depicting the landing of a flying saucer at Holloman Air Force Base have persisted, following the depiction of a story based on the alleged incident in a 1970s documentary, UFOs: Past, Present, and Future, and in a book of the same title by Robert Emenegger. The story emerged after Emenegger was purportedly told he would be given the footage for his documentary, a promise his sources did not keep. Over the years, several similar instances of this...

Duration:01:21:54

Deception: UAP and the Military: Ours or Theirs? MHP 01.03.23.

1/4/2023
In a recent series of Wall Street Journal opinion editorials, columnist Holman Jenkins Jr. has argued that military UAP encounters might be the result of a "secret military laser program", which he suggested might have been tested on active-duty pilots and that the Pentagon “may know exactly what [UAP] are.” His criticisms of the topic, and of military personnel who have had such encounters, recently evoked a response from former Navy fighter pilot Ryan Graves, who wrote in a rebuttal...

Duration:01:09:12

Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena: The Pentagon's 'X-Files' | MHP 12.27.22.

12/27/2022
As 2022 draws to a close, some have argued that the last twelve months were a "slow year" for developments regarding UFOs, or what the Department of Defense now even more broadly calls "unidentified anomalous phenomena." However, the reality is that this couldn't be further from the truth: 2022 may eventually be seen as a landmark year in terms of developments related to the Pentagon's ongoing investigations, as recent events make clear. This week we look at the DOD's real-life "X-Files"...

Duration:01:10:47

The Chrononauts: UAP and the Science of Time Travel | MHP 12.20.22.

12/20/2022
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena have received renewed attention in recent years, following the U.S. government's focus on resolving incidents with anomalous phenomena occurring in air, undersea, and space domains. However, the underlying source of these unusual objects remains undetermined. While one popular theory holds that they could represent extraterrestrial technologies, another interpretation of the phenomenon involves the potential that time travel could account for the presence of...

Duration:01:09:59

Secrets of the Skies: Area 51 Black Jets & Skunk Works UFOs | MHP 12.12.22.

12/13/2022
Since the Cold War era, the United States has worked to build the world's most advanced stealth aircraft, which produced the famous U2 spyplane, the SR-71, the B2 bomber, and most recently, the Air Force's impressive B-21 Raider, the world's first sixth-generation-aircraft. However, for decades there have been rumors about other aircraft that have been designed at Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works facility. Did programs like the mysterious and long-rumored "Aurora" actually exist? And could...

Duration:01:22:45

Pilot Encounters With UAP: Aviation Safety and UFOs | MHP 12.06.22.

12/6/2022
In recent months, reports of sightings involving unidentified aerial phenomena by pilots have been making news, involving a variety of observations of unusual luminous displays by aviators over the United States. While some of the sightings appear to have been resolved, a number of the pilot reports continue to perplex experts, and more broadly, point to challenges that aviation professionals face. This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we look at several of the recent pilot encounters with...

Duration:01:08:10

Terror of the Men in Black: Fear, Folklore, & Flying Saucers | MHP 11.28.22.

11/29/2022
Since the late 1940s, people who have claimed to be UFO witnesses have occasionally come forward with strange stories of visits from "men in black," giving rise to an odd and unsettling subfield in modern studies of the phenomenon. However, historical researchers point out that the idea of visits from mysterious, dark-suited individuals didn't begin with the modern UFO era, and in fact, may date back centuries. This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we look at the folklore surrounding the...

Duration:01:14:48

The Pascagoula UAP Encounter | MHP 11.22.22.

11/23/2022
It was an otherwise ordinary evening for coworkers Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker were fishing at an abandoned shipyard along Mississippi's Pascagoula River, when Hickson was first to notice an odd, bluish light in the distance. Over the next few minutes, the two fishermen's lives would be forever changed... and one of the greatest controversies in UFO history would begin to unfold. In this installment of The Micah Hanks Program, we examine the October 11, 1973, UAP incident at...

Duration:01:10:16

Still Living? The Relict Hominoid Enigma | MHP 11.14.22.

11/15/2022
In 1917, a curious discovery was made within an ancient cave on the island of Malta: several unusual teeth that did not appear to belong to modern humans. However, this could only mean that our ancient cousins, the Neanderthals, had been there much earlier than it was previously believed any type of humans had ever arrived in Malta. Could this mean our current understanding of the island's history is wrong? Anthropologists have long recognized that the last Neanderthals likely disappeared...

Duration:01:15:53

The Great Pyramid Void: Unlocking an Ancient Mystery | MHP 11.08.22.

11/8/2022
For centuries, myths and legends have hinted at the existence of hidden chambers within the Egyptian pyramids and the surrounding Giza complex. From an alleged secret tomb of the Pharaoh Khufu, to a "Hall of Records" that has long been speculated to exist, the search for secret areas where ancient knowledge about the history of Egypt might exist has tantalized scholars for decades. This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we explore how recent scientific developments led to the discovery of a...

Duration:01:13:03

UAP: History of the Mystery | MHP 10.31.22.

11/1/2022
In 1947, Pilot Kenneth Arnold observed a series of strange objects flying over Mount Rainier, Washington... and once the story made its way into American newspapers, a new cultural phenomenon was born. However, does the history of unidentified aerial phenomena really begin in 1947, or are there deeper historical threads that point to an earlier presence of the phenomenon? Joining us this week are researchers David Marler and Barry Greenwood, two of the foremost experts on historical...

Duration:01:25:32

Exotic Artifacts: Material Recovered From UAP | MHP 10.25.22.

10/25/2022
In May 2022, Representative Tim Burchett told reporters that he had been told about wreckage from UFOs that had allegedly been recovered in the past by the U.S. military. According to Burchett, he said that “multiple sources” had informed him of this fact, though he provided no additional details. From the rumored crash of a UFO at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, to modern efforts involving the analysis of alleged materials of unearthly origin, claims of material recovered from UAP encounters...

Duration:01:29:09

Close Encounters at the UFO Congress | MHP 10.20.22.

10/20/2022
In recent days, a unique gathering of UAP researchers descended on Mesa, Arizona, for an international meeting of minds to address the lingering mystery of aerial objects in our skies of unknown origins. This week on The Micah Hanks Program, along with recent news related to the search for extraterrestrial life, we offer a recap of high points from this year's annual International UFO Congress, where Micah was a speaker. Along with high points from lectures from throughout the event, we...

Duration:01:34:19

The Cops Who Chased a UFO | MHP 10.10.22.

10/11/2022
It began a routine patrol for Deputy Sheriff Dale Spaur in the early morning hours of April 17, 1966, as he and his partner, Mounted Officer Barney Neff, stopped to investigate a parked vehicle along a roadway. Behind them, Spaur noticed a bright light rising from behind the trees, and heading silently in their direction. What would transpire over the course of the next several hours would change their lives forever. This week, we examine the true story of a group of police officers that...

Duration:01:22:09

The Magonia Effect: In Search of Ancient Aerial Mysteries | MHP 10.03.22.

10/4/2022
For centuries, folk tales from various parts of the world have told tales of "visitors" that hailed from distant regions of the sky. Believed by some ancient scholars to represent elementals, these beings were often said to be composed of air, and traveled in ships that sailed through the skies whose home ports existed in a far off place called "Magonia." Although most accounts of these sort fall squarely into the category of myth and legend, is it possible that some describe aerial...

Duration:01:22:58

The Socorro Incident: Project Blue Book's Best Case | MHP 09.27.22.

9/28/2022
Friday, April 24, 1964. Lonnie Zamora, a police officer in Socorro, New Mexico, was chasing a speeding motorist when he heard a loud roaring noise, accompanied by what he described as a peculiar flame in the sky. As he watched the object descend, the officer veered off the highway onto a gravel road, and went to investigate. What happened next resulted in one of the most widely-discussed UAP incidents of all time. This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we retrace the footsteps of Project...

Duration:01:22:54

Incident at Fort Monmouth: Radar UFOs in the Grudge Era | MHP 09.20.22.

9/20/2022
In September 1951, a radar facility along the New Jersey coast began to detect fast moving, unidentified aircraft traveling at high altitudes. Less than a half hour later, a pair of military aircraft flying nearby observed an odd, disc-shaped object which, after they began chasing it, quickly evaded them and flew out to sea. The incident at Fort Monmouth was dismissed by the U.S. Air Force's Project Grudge, the immediate predecessor to Project Blue Book, as having been due to operator error...