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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.

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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Episodes

Stalking the Herd: Cattle Mutilation and UFOs in the San Luis Valley | MHP 05.03.21.

5/4/2021
In September 1967, a 3-year-old Appaloosa named Snippy was found dead in the San Luis Valley. Although the incident involved a horse, it would mark the beginning of the cattle mutilation mystery that has endured for almost 50 years; but are all such incidents easily explained as natural deaths and the result of animal predation? Joining us is Christopher O'Brien, author of books that include The Mysterious Valley and Stalking the Herd, who discusses cattle mutilations, his San Luis Valley...

Duration:01:27:25

UFOs and the Deep State | MHP 04.26.21.

4/27/2021
What is the "Deep State," and does an unelected, bureaucratic element exist in government that has actively worked to suppress information collected about UFOs? Joining us this week to discuss this is Kevin Randle, author of more than 120 books, including his latest offering, UFOs and the Deep State: A History of the Military and Shadow Government's War Against the Truth. Randle, one of the most prolific authors alive to have examined the famous purported UFO incident at Roswell, New...

Duration:01:30:08

UFOs: The National Intelligence Problem | MHP 04.19.21.

4/20/2021
In the early 1950s, the Office of Scientific Intelligence at the CIA almost recommended that the UFO issue be elevated to the National Security Council and be tasked as an Intelligence Priority. However, the effort was aborted with the convening of the CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel in 1952… but why? Joining us to discuss this is Larry Hancock, a graduate of the University of New Mexico who earned his BA with honors, majoring in history, cultural anthropology, and education. Following...

Duration:01:45:46

Drones and Destroyers: Military UAP Encounters | MHP 04.12.21.

4/13/2021
In the summer of 2019, several incidents occurred off the southern California coast involving Navy destroyers that were approached repeatedly by unusual, triangular-shaped drones which hovered over the ships. Recent investigations by a number of researchers have revealed new details about the incidents, and what the government response to them had been at the time. This week, in addition to the unfolding story of the ongoing U.S. Navy incidents involving UAP, we examine other stories in the...

Duration:01:15:39

Satellite Anomalies: UFOs and Space Archaeology | MHP 04.06.21.

4/7/2021
In 1965, astronauts with the Gemini IV mission orbiting Earth spotted something unusual in one of the planet's hottest and most arid regions. The mysterious "Eye of the Sahara" is but one of many anomalies that have been spotted on Earth from space, and in recent decades, satellites have brought the general public into the search for such curiosities. However, if archaeological mysteries and other anomalous features on Earth can be detected with satellites, can these technologies also aid...

Duration:01:25:44

UFOs on Radar: Echoes, Angels, and UAP | MHP 03.29.21.

3/30/2021
In 1956, one of the most widely-regarded UFO incidents in history occurred over airbases in the eastern UK, where unusual objects were both tracked on radar and also pursued by pilots. Even the famous Condon Committee's investigators appeared to be perplexed by the incident, which depicted one of the most widely-discussed cases involving UFOs on radar... but is there cause for reconsidering the case, and the facts about it that are commonly reported? Joining us is Dr. David Clarke,...

Duration:01:26:09

Pilot UFO Encounters: UAP and Aviation Safety | MHP 03.22.21.

3/23/2021
On a Sunday afternoon over Greene County, New York in 2015, a pilot encountered something unlike anything he had ever seen before in the sky, or anywhere else. The object, which appeared to be a bright, shimmering dome under which protruded a pair of antennae, sped toward his aircraft at incredible speed, nearly colliding with his plane before ascending toward a cloud bank and joining a pair of similar objects. Such pilot encounters have been logged for years by NASA's Aviation Safety...

Duration:01:27:14

Lost Records of the Ancients | MHP 03.15.21.

3/16/2021
It was once the nexus of culture and knowledge in the ancient world… a center of the arts and intellectual development unlike any seen before the Hellenistic age. Though arguably, there is nothing that the ancient city ever boasted that quite rivals the mystique of one of its most famous destinations, and one of history’s greatest lost treasures: the fabled Library of Alexandria. While the stories of the library's destruction and the lost records it contained have taken on near-mythical...

Duration:01:19:49

The Ghost Rockets: Sweden's UFO Files | MHP 03.08.21.

3/9/2021
During the summer of 1946, one year before "flying saucers" began making headlines in America, a wave of sightings of strange "ghost rockets" were reported over Sweden and other Scandinavian countries. The reports resulted in an official inquiry by the Swedish military, and the cause behind the sightings remains unsolved to this day. Joining us to discuss the ghost rockets mystery and UFO research in Sweden is Clas Svahn, a journalist and contributor to numerous publications around the...

Duration:01:25:06

UAP in the UK: The MoD's UFO Files

3/3/2021
In the summer of 1947, "flying saucers" became all the rage in the United States... but unexplained encounters with strange, unidentified aerial phenomena were nothing new in other parts of the world; especially in the United Kingdom. Years before his wartime service as Prime Minister, Winston Churchill had taken interest in reports of unusual "Scareships" appearing in British skies, representing what might have been the British government's earliest involvement with UFO...

Duration:01:34:47

The Brown Mountain Lights: A Historical Inquiry | MHP 02.22.21.

2/23/2021
North Carolina legends tell that for decades - and perhaps centuries - residents around the vicinity of Morganton and nearby Appalachian mountain communities have observed strange lights hovering over the mountains. Known as the Brown Mountain Lights and named after the long, flat ridgeline made famous by their appearances, many have sought answers to their strange, almost ghostly appearance. This week, we go in search of what answers history can tell us about these long-mysterious mountain...

Duration:01:30:24

UFO Physical Evidence: Angel Hair and Mystery Metals | MHP 02.15.21.

2/16/2021
It is the long-sought prize of every serious UFO investigator: physical evidence left behind by a UFO. For decades, reports involving physical substances produced by various kinds of aerial phenomena have existed, and yet no verifiable traces of UFO physical evidence have ever been recovered from observations or alleged landing sites that might offer conclusive proof of their existence. With recent headlines claiming that the U.S. government "admits" it has tested UFO crash materials, we...

Duration:01:32:58

Cowboys and Monsters: The Lost Thunderbird Photo Mystery | MHP 02.08.21.

2/10/2021
On April 26, 1890, an Arizona newspaper called the Tombstone Epitaph carried a very unusual headline. "Found in the Desert: A Strange Winged Monster Found and Killed on the Huachuca Desert" had been the sensational headline, which introduced the story of a group of cowboys who shot and killed something monstrous in rural Arizona. Or so the legend goes, at least. For years, researchers have looked in vain for the newspaper article, as well as an alleged photograph which was said to have...

Duration:01:30:27

The UFO Data: Marler and Rodeghier on the Record | MHP 02.01.21.

2/3/2021
For decades, many scientists and laymen alike have sought answers to the longstanding mystery of UFOs. While much headway has been made, scientific investigation of this phenomenon has yet to gain mainstream acceptance; but what does the data from collected reports say about the legitimacy of UFOs, and whether there is merit to their study? Joining us to discuss this are Mark Rodeghier, Ph.D. and David Marler. Rodeghier is President and Scientific Director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for...

Duration:01:55:48

Extraterrestrial: Avi Loeb on Oumuamua and Alien Life | MHP 01.26.21.

1/26/2021
If alien life were ever to visit our planet, or even just our solar system, what might it look like? What form would it take, and what would be their reasons for coming here? More importantly, would we even recognize them, or realize they had been here at all? According to NASA, “The first known interstellar object to visit our solar system, 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua, was discovered Oct. 19, 2017 by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope." Although the mysterious object was originally...

Duration:01:28:24

Cosmic Ancestry: Panspermia and the Origins of Life | MHP 01.18.21.

1/19/2021
What are the origins of life on Earth? Did the building blocks for life originate here, or did they travel to our planet in the distant past from someplace further out in the cosmos? On this week's edition of The Micah Hanks Program, we explore the idea of panspermia or "cosmic ancestry," which supposes that for life to exist on a planet like ours may rely on extraterrestrial factors. We also look at ideas about whether aliens might already recognize that we exist but choose not to...

Duration:01:33:28

Forgotten Lands: The Lost Continent Mythos | MHP 01.11.21.

1/13/2021
For centuries, stories have persisted about lost civilizations, mysterious islands, and ancient peoples whose innovations have been forgotten by time. Arguably, the most famous example involves the fabled Atlantis, which has remained a curious footnote in history since the philosopher Plato first discussed it in a pair of incomplete manuscripts, Timaeus and Critias. While these legends persist, what do history and modern science tell us about such legends of forgotten lands, and why the...

Duration:01:23:37

Alien: Life From Another World | MHP 01.05.21.

1/5/2021
It is a question that has long haunted humankind: are we alone in the universe? Since early times, humans have wondered about "others," and mythology from around the world has passed down tales of strange, alien visitors and their wonderful - and at times frightening - technologies, which are often seen as being more akin to magic. Today, scientists continue the search that ancient cave artists and philosophers once embarked upon: the quest to understand whether alien life from another...

Duration:01:37:38

2020 Year in Review: UFOs and Ancient Mysteries | MHP 12.29.20.

12/30/2020
2020 was a significant year, and in more ways than one. As the world fought the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, there were nonetheless many advances in science, as well as notable historical events that included the Pentagon's authorized release of Navy videos purporting to show unidentified aerial phenomena or UFOs. As we look back on the last twelve months in this final 2020 edition of the program, Micah is joined by Lauran Ellis, who helps produce this program as well as the Fist...

Duration:01:13:22

The CIA and UFOs: History Declassified | MHP 12.22.20

12/22/2020
By January 1953, dramatic events had brought the CIA and UFOs - a topic the agency had little desire to commit to having involvement with - to a gridlock. Following widespread sightings around the country, and even over Washington, D.C., the intelligence community was beginning to look seriously at what UFOs might represent and whether they might present a threat, directly or indirectly. What followed was a CIA-sponsored scientific committee known as The Robertson Panel, in response to...

Duration:01:27:18