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Astonishing Legends is about strange and unusual stories from throughout history and up to today that defy explanation. Scott & Forrest talk to people who've had close encounters with the unexplained, take a look at unusual current events, and sometimes dig into legendary tales from the past that remain mysteries. More than just another paranormal show, a genre that can be a little dry at times, they dive into the riddles of humanity, asking the questions that you would ask and finding the humor in frightening encounters. So put on your headphones, or settle in for your commute, and get ready to question reality.

Astonishing Legends is about strange and unusual stories from throughout history and up to today that defy explanation. Scott & Forrest talk to people who've had close encounters with the unexplained, take a look at unusual current events, and sometimes dig into legendary tales from the past that remain mysteries. More than just another paranormal show, a genre that can be a little dry at times, they dive into the riddles of humanity, asking the questions that you would ask and finding the humor in frightening encounters. So put on your headphones, or settle in for your commute, and get ready to question reality.
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Los Angeles, CA

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Astonishing Legends is about strange and unusual stories from throughout history and up to today that defy explanation. Scott & Forrest talk to people who've had close encounters with the unexplained, take a look at unusual current events, and sometimes dig into legendary tales from the past that remain mysteries. More than just another paranormal show, a genre that can be a little dry at times, they dive into the riddles of humanity, asking the questions that you would ask and finding the humor in frightening encounters. So put on your headphones, or settle in for your commute, and get ready to question reality.

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Episodes

Pere Cheney: The Town that Disappeared

5/20/2017
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BACKGROUND: The logging town of Pere Cheney, Michigan once showed a lot of promise as a place where hardworking men and women of the late 19th century could raise a family — that is until two epidemics of diphtheria and devastating fires reduced it to a ghost town. And if you believe the accounts of some visitors to the nearby cemetery, Pere Cheney's tragic fate doomed it to be an actual town of ghosts; the playful ghosts of the children who fell victim to the disease. But who's to blame for...

Duration: 01:39:46


The Sheriff and Outlaw Henry Plummer (Part 3)

5/11/2017
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The case of Henry Plummer represents the gray area between due process and necessary action, depending on whether you view a rise in criminal activity as a matter for the justice system no matter how lacking, or local imperium no matter how brutal. In an interview with Frederick Allen, author of A Decent, Orderly Lynching: The Montana Vigilantes, we discuss his initial interest in the story, the motivations of the people involved, and the debate their actions spurred, then and now. Visit our...

Duration: 01:32:08


The Sheriff and Outlaw Henry Plummer (Part 2)

4/29/2017
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The dual nature of Henry Plummer's character would leave us questioning his legacy and the legitimacy of his ending. Was he simply an honest lawman reluctantly entangled in the rougher aspects of frontier justice or a downright robber and murderer with a badge? There are authors who believe he was solely one or the other but there also seems to be ample circumstantial evidence that he was likely some combination of both. The problem of determining his guilt or innocence, set against the...

Duration: 02:39:48


The Sheriff and Outlaw Henry Plummer (Part 1)

4/22/2017
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Henry Plummer was like so many young men who ventured into the frontier of mid-nineteenth century America; full of a spirit of adventure and eager to make their fortunes in the gold fields of the Old West. Handsome, charismatic and ambitious, Plummer soon went from trying his hand at prospecting to a career in law enforcement and was even encouraged to enter California politics by his supporters. Plummer's successes, however, were tainted by his foibles as it was noted that his evening...

Duration: 01:40:31


Remote Viewing and Flight 19

4/14/2017
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Despite what you may see in today's eye-catching, "Clickbait" internet headlines, so few mysteries are ever really "Solved!" But what if we could get an image, an impression, a hint of a location even, some kind of clue as to what happened with some of the great mysteries of our world? There might be a way. We were fortunate enough to interview Remote Viewing instructor Lori Williams and one of her most gifted Viewers, Jed Bendix, who had some interesting insights into the last moments and...

Duration: 02:04:48


Flight 19 (Part 3)

4/8/2017
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The timeline of events leading up to the disappearance of Flight 19 suggest, as with so many tragedies, that it was not just one mistake responsible for the ultimate loss of 27 airmen, but a series of minor miscommunications and faltering. This is perhaps due to the ordinary and routine nature of the training mission, one that was not far from home base and one that wasn't supposed to go so wrong. But how could a seasoned flight instructor with combat experience and around 2500 hours of...

Duration: 02:13:20


Flight 19 (Part 2)

3/25/2017
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BACKGROUND At approximately 6:00 p.m. on 5 December 1945, an HF/DF signal fix was obtained for Flight 19, placing its location somewhere within a 100-mile radius off the east coast of Florida, but that would be the last trace of the squadron's existence. It wouldn't be the last tragedy of this story. Around 7:27 p.m., two Martin Mariner rescue planes were launched from NAS Banana River, FL to conduct a search. Three minutes later, one of the planes, PBM-5 "Squadron Training No. 49" would...

Duration: 01:21:24


Flight 19 (Part 1)

3/18/2017
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BACKGROUND The fate of a US Naval training flight, designated as “Flight 19” remains one of the American military’s most enduring mysteries, but also one of the signature stories from the legendary region known as “The Bermuda Triangle.” On December 5, 1945, a squadron of five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers departed Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 2:10 p.m. on what should have been a routine overwater navigation training exercise. After successfully completing their...

Duration: 01:25:43


Electronic Fog

3/10/2017
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BACKGROUND We know that Distance = Rate x Time but when one of the variables of that equation is altered beyond reason by some unimaginable force of nature, the result can challenge what we think we know about the natural world. This was the experience of pilot Bruce Gernon, who believes he encountered a rare, yet natural phenomenon during a routine flight from Andros Island in the Bahamas to Palm Beach, Florida. Minutes after taking off from Andros (which also happens to be located within...

Duration: 02:04:30


The Nazi Bell (Part 2)

2/25/2017
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Background The mystery of “The Nazi Bell” or “Die Glocke” is only surpassed by its reported potential. The Germans had the knowledge to build an atomic weapon in Otto Hahn, the chemist who first split the uranium nucleus in 1938. The next year the Nazis had control of Europe’s only source of uranium ore when they acquired the mine at Joachimsthal while invading the rest of Czechoslovakia. But was The Bell a device to aid them in enriching uranium-238? Many researchers of The Bell believe it...

Duration: 01:57:08


The Nazi Bell (Part 1)

2/18/2017
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In August of 1997, Polish journalist, military historian, researcher and author, Igor Witkowski claims to have been shown classified prisoner interrogation transcripts of German SS General Jakob Sporrenberg by a Polish Intelligence agent. What Witkowski discovered seemed to be official evacuation protocols for a secret Nazi research project concerning a device named “Die Glocke” which he referred to as, “The Nazi Bell.” Given the highest top secret classification by the German WWII military...

Duration: 01:34:27


The Kecksburg Incident

2/11/2017
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So often the event of a mysterious object falling to earth has too few witnesses or leaves no evidence, but this is not the case with the "Kecksburg UFO Incident" — unless you ask the US Army. On December 9, 1965, a fiery object streaked across the afternoon skies over at least six US states and Ontario, Canada and was seen by thousands, with many claiming it even seemed to be under "intelligent control." The object crash-landed in the woods near Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, where...

Duration: 01:45:18


The Count of St Germain (Part 3)

1/28/2017
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There seems to be no doubt that the Count of Saint Germain existed, but how did he exist and for how long? There are levels to the incredulity of his story. It seems unlikely that one individual could possess so many varied talents, but the Count's most unlikely talent was living into his 80s while still looking to be in his 50s. If you're willing to go even further and believe the accounts of some of his contemporaries, then the Count was over 100 years old and lived well into the 19th...

Duration: 01:51:21