Seriah is joined by Christopher Ernst, Octavian, and Taylor Bell to discuss stories from the 1982 Fortean classic “Reader’s Digest Mysteries of the Unexplained”. Topics include anomalies, strange footprints, White Sands NM, possible objects left by time travelers, ancient technology, catastrophe and the archeological record, bizarre skeletons, lost races of giants, horned skulls, the Smithsonian Institution, Greg Bishop, fanatical debunking and the disappearance of artifacts and evidence, Richard J. Dewhurst, Neanderthals, Denisovans, other “breeds” of humans, mutations, a very tiny mummified corpse, Buddhist monks voluntarily leaving their physical bodies, Steven Greer’s “alien” fetus fiasco, the 1996 version of “The Island of Doctor Moreau” starring Marlin Brando, strange things found by miners, Lovelock Cave, red-haired giant cannibals and Native American lore, “Weird America” and Jim Brandon, myths of little people, possible abilities of ancient peoples, hidden groups of people, Ferdinand Magellan and Indigenous giants, allegations of Egyptian artifacts in the Grand Canyon, a closed and guarded area of the canyon, lost records, Roswell, secrecy vs human error, rhino skeletons found by miners in Britain, a live horned lizard found in stone, frogs and toads found inside rock, bizarrely preserved amphibians and reptiles, tiny tool artifacts, Octavian’s co-host Ian Burton pops in as special guest, unusual living newts discovered amongst fossils, amphibians and witchcraft, the last Pterodactyl found in 1800’s France, stolen art and materials sought and possessed by the ultra-rich, the one-issue Wu Tang album, celebrities dabbling in occult imagery, Beyonce, Drake, Bohemian Grove, theatre and magickal working, CERN, unexplained artifacts on the Isle of Pines, the Darwinian expectation of progress, ancient superior technologies, the Antikythera mechanism, Roman concrete, “Greek Fire”, ancient sound technology, Andrew Collins, Malta, Atlantis, the “Mirror Line” project in Saudi Arabia, attempts to re-create ancient monuments, the Olmec heads, academic disbelief in Native denials of having built massive objects, Randall Carlson, Graham Handcock, and much more! This is fascinating discussion at its best!
- Recap by Vincent Treewell of The Weird Part Podcast
Outro Music is from Eliza Rickman with Black Rose