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Ep 115: David Davies – Witness to Broad Haven

 
 
 

Scott: "With all those decades of research is there anything that you felt like aligned with what you saw more than any other particular hypothesis?"

Dave: "No, absolutely nothing."

From our interview with eye-witness to the Broad Haven UFO Incident, Dave Davies

 
 
 

Location:

The Broad Haven Primary School, in Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales, where eye-witness David Davies and a group of fellow classmates spotted a UFO landing nearby on the playground in 1977.

 

Background: 

Anyone who has experienced what is considered a paranormal event will tell you that it's not easy to tell others about what you had witnessed, especially if that experience was dramatic and significant.  Testimony about such things is often met with ridicule, scorn and sometimes violence by those who feel threatened by such challenges to their reality.  Therefore it takes no small amount of courage and resolution to tell your truth and stick to it.  Such are the qualities that we believe make up the mettle of tonight's guest, David "Dave" Davies.  Davies has had to endure bullying and beatings since he first described what he witnessed for himself and what his classmates had seen landing on the playground of the Broad Haven Primary School in Pembrokeshire, Wales in 1977.  For the 40 years since that close encounter, Davies has stood by his story with conviction and without embellishment or wavering, still ever willing to talk about his experience.  In fact, the sighting had made such an impact on him that he's spent the intervening years in a quest to find an explanation for what he'd seen.  Join us tonight as we hear from an eye-witness to one of the most well-observed UFO cases in history, The Broad Haven School UFO incident.

 

Reference Links:

 

Suggested Reading:

Our friend and a bright new mind in the field of Cryptozoology, Colin Schneider, "The Crypto Kid" has published his first book!  

Ramblings of Teenaged Cryptozoologists

By Colin Schneider & Tyler Houck

Click on the title above to purchase the book on Lulu.com.  The Ramblings of Teenaged Cryptozoologists will also be available on Amazon and elsewhere in the coming weeks!

 

Suggested Listening:

 

Countless attempts have been made throughout history to solve unexplained mysteries. Believers of the weird and wonderful have always reached for their go-to weapon – belief. Skeptics have tried time and again to use science to disprove mystery. Running to hide and cry behind things like evidence and knowledge.

However, paranormal legends have repeatedly punched science squarely in the fact gland before giggling and running off to continue to remain unexplained.

'The Unexplainers' is a new paranormal investigation team. Two agents of intrigue who form the perfect combination of skeptical former P.E. teacher Mike Bubbins and once chart-topping comedy rap artist, and self-proclaimed anti-skeptic John Rutledge.

Together, they charge themselves with one mission - to thoroughly unexplain the unexplainable. Their quest is simple, chance of success unlikely, their dedication to the cause questionable.  But one thing, however, is clear - if there is anything out there that is unexplained, they will definitely find, or not find, any or some of answers. Possibly.

 

Related Books:

The Watchers
By Neil Spring
The Uninvited: A True Story
By Clive Harold
The Welsh Triangle
By Peter Paget
Cosmic Crashes
By Nicholas Redfern
Berwyn UFO Incident
By Justin Tully
The Berwyn Mountain UFO
By George Dudding
 

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The Dark Myths Collective  

http://darkmyths.org/

 

CREDITS:

Episode 115: David Davies – Witness to Broad Haven.  Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees Wendel; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2018 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 114: Strange Tales from Wales & UFO School Daze

 
 
 

“The thoughts came from the man.  From the man’s eyes.”

– Elsa, a student at The Ariel School in Zimbabwe describing a close encounter with an alien that 62 people witnessed in 1994.

 
 
 

Location:

Ripperston,  St Bride's BayWales site of Ripperstone Farm where the Coombs family experienced their own version of Skinwalker Ranch style encounters.

 

Background: 

So many popular culture misconceptions abound with stories of UFO sightings; that it's always some farmer, alone in his fields when an unidentified flying object appears.  The "hayseed farmer" is an easy target to dismiss with ridicule and hubris.  Sure, sometimes it is a farm, as it was in 1977 at the Coombs family farm in southern Wales, but it is far from the norm.  And it wasn't a singular farmer who witnessed a UFO then, prominent townsfolk and a group of schoolchildren also saw bizarre craft and phenomena during a series of events that would become known as the Broad Haven incident.  The Coombs family would also go on to experience High Strangeness that would rival the happenings at Skinwalker Ranch.  If you still think that remote farms are still the most likely places for such incredible tales to emerge, you might be surprised that schoolyards also seem to be just as common for alien interactions, with notable cases happening all over the world, in countries like Australia, Zimbabwe, and Russia.  Decades later, questions about these cases emerge: Were the goings on in Broadhaven, this "Flap," connected to the incident at Berwyn Mountain, three years prior?  Does a "Welsh Triangle" exist?  Why do otherworldly visitors want to communicate with our children?  Is it because they are more likely to learn lessons we adults are too proud or stubborn to heed?  Join us tonight as we examine these cases with a friend and fellow podcaster, Rob Kristofferson, host of Our Strange Skies, as we go in search of answers to these fascinating questions.

 

Reference Links:

 

Suggested Listening:

 

Countless attempts have been made throughout history to solve unexplained mysteries. Believers of the weird and wonderful have always reached for their go-to weapon – belief. Skeptics have tried time and again to use science to disprove mystery. Running to hide and cry behind things like evidence and knowledge.

However, paranormal legends have repeatedly punched science squarely in the fact gland before giggling and running off to continue to remain unexplained.

'The Unexplainers' is a new paranormal investigation team. Two agents of intrigue who form the perfect combination of skeptical former P.E. teacher Mike Bubbins and once chart-topping comedy rap artist, and self-proclaimed anti-skeptic John Rutledge.

Together, they charge themselves with one mission - to thoroughly unexplain the unexplainable. Their quest is simple, chance of success unlikely, their dedication to the cause questionable.  But one thing, however, is clear - if there is anything out there that is unexplained, they will definitely find, or not find, any or some of answers. Possibly.

 

Related Books:

The Uninvited: A True Story
By Clive Harold
The Welsh Triangle
By Peter Paget
Cosmic Crashes
By Nicholas Redfern
Berwyn UFO Incident
By Justin Tully
The Berwyn Mountain UFO
By George Dudding
Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings
By Dr J. Allen Hynek, Philip J. Imbrogno, Bob Pratt
 

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CREDITS:

Episode 114: Strange Tales from Wales and UFO School Daze.  Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees Wendel; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2018 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 113: Roswelsh – The Berwyn Mountain UFO Incident

 
 
 

“One soldier, (under the pseudonym) James Prescott, was ordered to Llandderfel with four others and loaded two oblong boxes into their armoured truck. They then ferried the bodies back to the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment at Porton Down, under strict orders not to stop for anything" – Nick Redfern, paraphrased from his book, "Cosmic Crashes"

 
 
 
 

Background: 

On January 23, 1974, villagers in the community of Llandrillo in the Edeirnion area of Denbighshire, northern Wales, experienced a tremendous jolt and noise a little after 8:30 p.m., akin to a magnitude 3.5 earthquake.  Highly strange, colored lights were seen over the surrounding hills at the same time.  Another unusual occurrence was that the British Military was immediately on the scene as if they were tracking the "geological event" in real time.  The official Ministry of Defence conclusion was that the event was caused by a simultaneous earthquake and meteor impact, with the meteor being the cause of the freakish light show.  However, a meteor impact that would cause a shock of that magnitude would have left a visible crater, which was not found.  And of course, there were reports by witnesses on the scene of the military carting off bodies and wreckage.  Does this sound familiar to you?  It did enough to some tabloid papers at the time who dubbed it, "The Roswelsh Incident."  What's your conclusion?

 
 

Suggested Listening:

Check out Rhys Waters' podcast of his show, The Unexplainers called The Unexplainers Extra!  If you like our show, you're gonna dig The Unexplainers Extra podcast!  Here's a description of the show: 

Countless attempts have been made throughout history to solve unexplained mysteries. Believers of the weird and wonderful have always reached for their go-to weapon – belief. Skeptics have tried time and again to use science to disprove mystery. Running to hide and cry behind things like evidence and knowledge.

However, paranormal legends have repeatedly punched science squarely in the fact gland before giggling and running off to continue to remain unexplained.

'The Unexplainers' is a new paranormal investigation team. Two agents of intrigue who form the perfect combination of skeptical former P.E. teacher Mike Bubbins and once chart-topping comedy rap artist, and self-proclaimed anti-skeptic John Rutledge.

Together, they charge themselves with one mission - to thoroughly unexplain the unexplainable. Their quest is simple, chance of success unlikely, their dedication to the cause questionable.  But one thing, however, is clear - if there is anything out there that is unexplained, they will definitely find, or not find, any or some of answers. Possibly.

 

Related Books:

Cosmic Crashes
By Nicholas Redfern
Berwyn UFO Incident
By Justin Tully
The Berwyn Mountain UFO
By George Dudding
 

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The Dark Myths Collective  

http://darkmyths.org/

 

CREDITS:

Episode 113: Roswelsh – The Berwyn Mountain UFO Incident.  Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees Wendel; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2018 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 84: Houska Castle – Gateway to Hell (Part 2)

Image of Houska Castle's chapel, over which the fissure or "Gate to Hell" was built.  Photo Credit by Scary Side of Earth on flickr, used with CC by 2.0 attribution.

"How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell.  There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man."
– Johnny Cash
 
LOCATION: Castle or "Hrad" Houska, in the Czech Republic
 
Map showing location of Hauska Castle relative to other medieval Bohemian castles that were under Nazi control during WWII.  Map created by A.R.C. member Cody Rice.
 

BACKGROUND:

There are two connected, yet distinct traditions of weirdness concerning Houska Castle: its mysterious, violent and spotty history of purpose and ownership, and the reported sightings of horrific creatures and terrifying specters since its founding.  Regarding the castle's originally intended design; whether it was really built to keep something from escaping rather than defense from outside forces, the lack of any definitive or comprehensive historical records will only lead to debate and speculation.  However, those that have been inside the walls of this fortress and others in the region will tell you that Houska's architecture clearly doesn't seem to fit with the standard intentions.  Regarding the encounters with frightening phantoms, if you believe places can be haunted, Houska Castle seems to be just that. 

 

 

 

 

Reference Links:

 

Related Books:

77 Prague legends
By Alena Jezkova
 

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Credits:

Episode 84: Houska Castle – Gateway to Hell (Part 2).  Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2017 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 83: Houska Castle – Gateway to Hell (Part 1)

Title image of Houska Castle By Mirek256 - Own work, "Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0" CC BY-SA 3.0

"The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent and easy is the way.”
– John Dryden’s translation of Virgil’s Aeneid , Book  6, Line 126

 
LOCATION: Castle or "Hrad" Houska, in the Czech Republic
 
Map showing location of Hauska Castle relative to other medieval Bohemian castles that were under Nazi control during WWII.  Map created by A.R.C. member Cody Rice.
 

BACKGROUND:

The descriptor "Hell Hole" can currently describe anything from your first apartment to the workplace you dread, but where do we get that term?  Ages ago, could there have been a hole that people believed led straight to the depths of hell itself?  There are several sites in our world that could lay claim to that title, where the "veil" to the underworld seems a little "thin," but a historically solid contender would no doubt be Houska Castle, about 40 miles north of Prague in the Czech Republic.  Tales of demonic beasts issuing forth from the chasm and visiting violence upon villagers and ghastly specters scaring those who roam the castle grounds have been known since the Middle Ages to the present, but what of the edifice itself? No matter what you believe about the folklore, what can't be denied is that the castle was not built for the usual reasons – instead of a fortification to keep people out, it was built to keep things in.

 

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The Dark Myths Collective  

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Credits:

Episode 83: Houska Castle – Gateway to Hell (Part 1).  Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2017 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 82: The Hatem Files – Case #1

 
 
Richard Hatem   Debonair screenwriter, Bon Vivant, celebrated wit, casual philosopher, "Man of Letters" and The Most Interesting Man in the Astonishing Legends Studio   

Richard Hatem

Debonair screenwriter, Bon Vivant, celebrated wit, casual philosopher, "Man of Letters" and The Most Interesting Man in the Astonishing Legends Studio

 

 

"Could you make my Martini 'dirtier?'  Thanks!"
– Richard Hatem, Screenwriter

 
Approximate location of the Astonishing Legend Studio, a.k.a., "Blanket Forteana."
 
Interactive Google Map of reported "Chicago Mothman, Chicago Phantom, Owl Man, etc. etc. sightings.
 

BACKGROUND:

Tonight's show is... well... we don't know what it is, frankly.  What we can tell you is that friend and screenwriter Richard Hatem stopped by the Astonishing Legends studio, we ordered pizzas, made more than a few "Dirty Martinis" (at Rich's resolute insistence, which he then sent back several times to the bar until they met with his exacting and cruel satisfaction) and talked with great ardor and exuberance about everything paranormal and supernatural from the sublime to the silly, and apparently, this is the result.  Oh, and we eventually talk about the recent spate of Moth-Owl-Bat-Man sightings in the Chicago, IL metropolitan area, which was the primary reason for inviting him over in the first place.  For those of you who can embrace a rollicking discourse as a fresh change of pace, please enjoy.  For those of you expecting more conventional and disciplined fare, please accept our apologies.  ; )

 

Suggested listening:

Mission to Zyxx is an Improv Comedy Sci-Fi podcast about a crew of interstellar ambassadors traveling to the far reaches of space, created by veteran comedians from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, with special guests from Saturday Night Live, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Chris Gethard Show, Search Party and other great comedy shows you know and love.  Find, Subscribe and Listen NOW to the first season of Mission to Zyxx, available on Apple Podcasts, audioBoom, or wherever you find really, really funny podcasts.

 
 

Related Books:

The Super Natural: A New Vision of the Unexplained
By Whitley Strieber, Jeffrey J. Kripal
The Amityville Horror Conspiracy
By Stephen Kaplan, Roxanne Salch Kaplan
 

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Credits:

Episode 82: The Hatem Files – Case #1.  Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2017 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 81: The Kelly–Hopkinsville Encounter (Part 3)

Detail from Tim Bertelink's Artist Impression of the Kelly-Hopkinsville "goblin."  Image used under CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

"In and around the whole area, the house, the fields, that night, there was a weird feeling.  It was partly uneasiness, but not entirely.  Everyone had it.  There were men there that I'd call brave men, men I've been in dangerous situations with.  They felt it too.  They've told me so."
– Hopkinsville Police Chief, Russell Greenwell

 

 
Approximate location of the Sutton family farmhouse on Old Madisonville Road, in the unincorporated area of Kelly, about 8 miles north of Hopkinsville, KY
 

BACKGROUND:

It's easy to dismiss the entire Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter as the booze-fueled fantasy of a bunch of backward hicks who can't tell the difference between a goblin and an owl, or maybe you think it was an outrageous hoax perpetrated for cash.  But before you begin telling people what they saw, or make assumptions based on character or class, just remember: unless you were there, you weren't there.  These people didn't ask for this incident to happen to them, and they especially didn't ask for the notoriety or ridicule that followed.  What the authorities at the time believed, and what many skeptics agree on in hindsight, is that the Sutton and Taylor families were genuinely terrified of something real, and yet even the most seasoned paranormal researcher can't definitively say by what or by whom.  So maybe your educated reasoning doesn't allow for the possibility of otherworldly creatures?  Well, that's fine, it's a natural human desire to make sense of the impossibilities of our strange world with rationalizations that we can comfortably live with.  But as you do so, keep one more thing in mind: you can spend years or a whole lifetime developing and refining your rationale for disbelief, but it only takes one undeniable, paranormal experience to make you a believer.

 
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Ep 80: The Kelly–Hopkinsville Encounter (Part 2)

"If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans."

Stephen Hawking

 
Approximate location of the Sutton family farmhouse on Old Madisonville Road, in the unincorporated area of Kelly, about 8 miles north of Hopkinsville, KY
 

BACKGROUND:

In Part Two of our series on the Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter, we analyze the elements of the Sutton and Taylor families' story.  Is the tale that ended up in the media what actually happened or were certain descriptions exaggerated to make the story more sensational in order to sell newspapers?  Perhaps some details were misreported due to anxiety, faulty memories and the phenomenon of the "Telephone Game?"  Or was it all a hoax and for what gain?  What we find is that the story in its original and accurate telling is so bizarre, any further embellishment would be pointless and believe it or not, that's the story the families stuck to, which only serves to add more mystery to an already mysterious world.  

 
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Ep 79: The Kelly–Hopkinsville Encounter (Part 1)

"I turned my head three different times because I thought maybe my eyes were fooling me. But every time I turned my head back, there he was."
– Glennie Lankford, Matriarch of the Sutton Farmhouse
 
Approximate location of the Sutton family farmhouse on Old Madisonville Road, in the unincorporated area of Kelly, about 8 miles north of Hopkinsville, KY
 

BACKGROUND:

The 1950s was awash with incredible UFO sightings and purported alien encounters, but the Kelly-Hopkinsville Incident remains a highlight for the field of Ufology.  The report was significant not only because of the long duration of the event and a large number of witnesses but also because the frightening contact sparked a one-sided gun battle.  On the evening of Sunday, August 21, 1955, one of the occupants of the Sutton farmhouse, in the unincorporated area of Kelly north of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, reported seeing a saucer-like craft land a short distance away in a gully to the rear of the property.  Moments later, the two families staying there claimed that a number of "strange little men" approached the house and peered through the windows, and one even tugged the hair of Billy Ray Taylor, the man who had first seen the craft land.  Understandably bewildered and fearing for their lives, Taylor, and another adult male, "Lucky" Sutton, fired round after round at the unwanted visitors from close range, all to little effect.  After about four hours of this awkward alien interaction, the families saw their chance to escape and rushed to police headquarters to get help.  The unusually large police response which resulted in a flurry of sensational news reports for years to come would cast this incident as one of the most bizarre and intriguing "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" ever to be included in UFO lore.

 
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Ep 61: The Kecksburg Incident

1) This is a replica model of what was described by eye-witnesses as the craft that crashed in Kecksburg. This styrofoam model was made for the episode about the event on the television program, Unsolved Mysteries. After the show's production, the town's representatives asked the producers of Unsolved Mysteries if they could keep the model and put it on display and the producers agreed. It currently resides on a pedestal near the town's Volunteer Fire Department station. Photo credit: "Navy2004" under CC BY-SA 3.0. 2) Photo Credit: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's website. This is the General Electric Mark II Missile Re-entry Vehicle thought by John Ventre and Owen Eichler to be the actual item that crash-landed in Kecksburg, PA. From the Smithsonian's webpage description: This is an unflown Mark 2 reentry vehicle (RV) that carried the nuclear warhead atop the U.S. Air Force Thor intermediate-range ballistic missiles and early test versions of the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Made by General Electric, the blunt nose is copper and the rest of the metal is stainless steel. It is the only operational "heat sink" RV the United States employed and was designed to protect the warhead from the tremendous heat generated during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere by absorption. This artifact was transferred by the U.S. Air Force Museum to the Smithsonian Museum in 1975. The copper cladding on the vehicle is what is thought to have given the trailing fiery tail the green coloring; 3) A vintage USAF photo of an unused Mark II RV in its holding rack on display; 4) An image of what some believe the crashed object was, a Russian space probe called Kosmos 96; 5) Photograph showing object's smoke trail over Royal Park, Michigan on December 9th, 1965 at 4:43 p.m. E.S.T. by Richard Champine. 2 miles east of Pontiac, Michigan. The Photo was taken approximately 45 seconds after the fireball passed.

 

Background:

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 first-responders and local eye-witnesses said it looked like a giant acorn with some reporting strange lettering around a band near the bottom that resembled Egyptian hieroglyphs. If it was only a meteor as was first reported, then the Army and unknown government agents sure took an immediate interest in a commonplace astronomical event, cordoning off the crash site and hauling away the object and other possible items on flatbed trucks under tight security. So what was it?

Tonight's Quote:

“As a specialized aspect of its overall material exploitation program, Headquarters USAF has established Project Moon Dust to locate, recover and deliver descended foreign space vehicles.”

— The Betz Memo, November 3, 1961

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Ep 54: Mothman (Part 4B)

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1 ) A man who had just moved to the Point Pleasant, West Virginia area for work claims he saw a creature jumping from tree to tree while driving along State Highway 2. He pulled over and snapped some photos. Although he doesn’t wish to be identified, he claims the photos are unaltered and since he’s new to the area, was unaware of the Mothman legend. The photo is from a news story posted on Monday, 21 November 2016 by Charleston West Virginia’s WCHS TV Channel 8, the ABC affiliate in the area; 2) Author John A. Keel; 3) Zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson; 4) Author Brad Steiger; 5) Author Gray Barker.

 

Background:

As we approach our Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States, Astonishing Legends would like to thank our fantastic fans from all over the world with our final Part 4B of The Mothman series – the rest of the conclusions. Not only did we think this would make a good bonus for our listeners, but an undivided Part 4 would’ve been, shall we say, monstrous. Of all the things to be thankful for this holiday season, just remember that as weird as things are, they could always get weirder. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Tonight’s Quote:

“I have adopted the concept of ‘Ultraterrestrials’ — beings and forces which coexist with us but are on another time frame; that is, they operate outside the limits of our space-time continuum yet have the ability to cross over into our reality. This other world is not a place, however, as Mars or Andromeda are places, but it is a state of energy.”

John A. Keel, The Mothman Prophecies

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Ep 53: Mothman (Part 4A)

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1 ) Copper thunderbird from the Smyth site, Amoskeag Falls, Manchester, New Hampshire. Source: Bouck and Richardson, 2007. 2) A frame from DC Comic’s Batman #63 (© 1951) featuring the supervillain “Killer Moth” (Drury Walker), who was ultimately defeated by Batgirl. 3) Thunderbirds at the Peterborough Petroglyph site. Source: Vastokas and Vastokas, 1973:93. 4) A glyph of the Native American Piasa. From Wikipedia: The Piasa or Piasa Bird is a Native American dragon depicted in one of two murals painted by Native Americans on bluffs (cliffsides) above the Mississippi River. Its original location was at the end of a chain of limestone bluffs in Madison County, Illinois at present-day Alton, Illinois. The original Piasa illustration no longer exists; a newer 20th-century version, based partly on 19th-century sketches and lithographs, has been placed on a bluff in Alton, Illinois, several hundred yards upstream from its origin. 5) Sketch: The Mothman Meets His End by our friend and fan of the show, illustrator Stacey Rozich, ©2015. Pen on paper medium – which is the back of L.A.’s Bigfoot Lodge Trivia Night answer sheet. See her professional portfolio here: http://www.staceyrozich.com/.

 

Background:

Do we only see what we can understand? And if we refuse or are unable to understand, are we then not seeing all of the elements of our reality? If beings and creatures from alternate realities truly exist, then what is their origin story? What is their purpose and what are we to them, or more to the point, what do they want with us? In Part 4A of our series on the Mothman of Point Pleasant, WV, we examine some of these questions and try to find conclusions of our own, outrageous though they may seem to be.

Tonight’s Quote:

“I have adopted the concept of ‘Ultraterrestrials’ — beings and forces which coexist with us but are on another time frame; that is, they operate outside the limits of our space-time continuum yet have the ability to cross over into our reality. This other world is not a place, however, as Mars or Andromeda are places, but it is a state of energy.”

— John A. Keel, The Mothman Prophecies

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Ep 52: Mothman (Part 3)

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1 ) An original depiction of the elderly man encountering the Mothman from Part 2 of the series custom created for Astonishing Legends by Chad Lewis. All rights reserved. Other images associated with the series have already been posted. There will be some new images with Part 4 – The Theories

 

Background:

At 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge which connected Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and Gallipolis, Ohio, collapsed. Being rush hour in mid-December, the bridge was full of commuters on their way home from work and holiday shopping trips. The collapse sent 32 vehicles into the frigid waters of the Ohio river and 46 people lost their lives, with 2 bodies never to be found. The cause was as prosaic and understandable as it was tragic – a minute defect causing stress corrosion in a suspension eye-bar. However, what we may never understand is a connection some claim between the collapse and the first sightings of the Mothman, widely thought to be 13 months previously, to the day. Was there a warning that no one could comprehend? Even if a warning could be interpreted by someone who was starting to put all these strange puzzle pieces together, would their findings even be believed? Could this tragedy have been prevented, or was it inevitable? It might behoove us all to start taking notice, as correlations to sightings of bizarre creatures and catastrophes around the world continue to this day.

Tonight’s Quote:

They’ve done it again. Those lousy bastards have done it again. They knew this was going to happen…and when. And they gave me all that bilge about a power failure. They knew. They just didn’t want me to be able to warn anyone.

— John A. Keel, The Mothman Prophecies

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Ep 51: Mothman (Part 2)

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1 ) Earliest depiction of Chief Cornstalk from an 1872 Drawing in John Frost’s book Pictorial History of Indian Wars and Captivities (illustrator not cited) 2) A portrait of Chief Cornstalk 3) Plaque at Cornstalk Monument 4) Cornstalks Monument 5) A replica of Fort Randolph (both 4,5 & 6 By Kevin Myers at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0,) 6) Bloodmobile in Point Pleasant PD 7) The Sheraton Niagara Falls where the MIB were seen. 8) A screenshot from the security video in the Sheraton Lobby 9) An alleged Man in Black taken in October 1966 in Elizabeth New Jersey by James W. Moseley 10) An alleged MIB Cadillac on the street in Elizabeth NJ where MIB showed up to question people about a UFO sighting. 11-14) The Silver Bridge as it stood before it collapsed. 15-23) The aftermath of the collapse of the Silver Bridge. Photographer unknown.

 

Background:

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Mothman! Well, we’re pretty sure “Mothman” isn’t any of those things, neither a moth nor a man, or some unholy combination of the two. If the descriptions by over 100 witnesses are accurate and the symptoms of seeing such a sight are related, then whatever this creature is, it’s abilities may go beyond even what is considered possible for an earthly cryptid. Magical flight, a burning, mesmerizing gaze, and haunting dreams are some of his reported traits, but is clairvoyance also one of them? What if Mothman knew your fate, but wasn’t capable or allowed to tell you? And for an even bigger stretch of the imagination, what if Scott goes “off the chain” in this episode? Now, this may all seem like silly balderdash to your sophisticated and skeptical nature, but what kind of hosts would we be if we couldn’t deliver a tale of a real monster in time for Samhain? After all, it is Halloween.

Tonight’s Quote:

“UFO’s do not seem to exist as tangible, manufactured objects. They do not conform to the accepted natural laws of our environment. They seem to be nothing more than transmogrifications tailoring themselves to our ability to understand.”

John A. Keel, author of The Mothman Prophecies

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Episode 051 – “Mothman Part 2” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or “A.R.C.” for short. Special thanks to Kirsten Labrozzi, Josh Prosper, and Chris Childs. Copyright 2016 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 50: Mothman

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1 ) Indrid Cold as portrayed for Astonishing Legends by Chad Lewis (all rights reserved) 2) The original article detailing the incident at the TNT plant. 3) John Keel as he looked back then. 4) The UK cover of Keel’s Mothman Book 5) Woodrow ‘Woody’ Derenberger being interviewed. 6-8) Various sketches by eyewitnesses and authors including Loren Coleman

 

Background:

All legends are local in a way, and when one local person tells a tale of a strange encounter, it can be a cause for skeptical snickers from the townsfolk. When more than a hundred people from the same region all see the same thing, it can lead to books, a major Motion Picture and even an annual festival. Such is the case with Point Pleasant, West Virginia and the Ohio River Valley’s own “Mothman” — whose local sightings turned into national legend. There are several elements that contribute to the intense curiosity that still surrounds the stories of the Mothman, himself described as a winged, humanoid creature with glowing red eyes and a sympathetic, if mysterious nature. One of them is the sudden appearance of a friendly, inter-dimensional road tripper named Indrid Cold who just wants to get to know you better and may be searching for a cryptid on the loose . Another is the unsettling thought that these encounters may have portended a disaster that took the lives of 46 people exactly 13 months later.

Tonight’s Quote:

“Human beings are under the control of a strange force that bends them in absurd ways, forcing them to play a role in a bizarre game of deception.” –

— Jacques Vallée, Computer Scientist, Venture Capitalist and noted Ufologist

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Ep 49: Monsters Among Us

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1 & 2) Linda Godfrey (from her website lindagodfrey.com 3) A shot of something strange on Bray Road 4) Zeus turning Lycaon into a wolf, engraving by Hendrik Goltzius.5) The Beast of Bray Road for President FROM 1992. Courtesy of Linda Godfrey 6) Anubis attending the mummy of the deceased. (P.D>) 7) Statue of Hermanubis, a hybrid of Anubis and the Greek God Hermes (Vatican Museums) User:Colin / Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 8) A crouching or “recumbent” statue of Anubis as a black-coated wolf (from the Tomb of Tutankhamun) by Jon Bodsworth 9) A bronze statuette of the anthropomorphic god Anubis facing a kneeling worshiper. He has the head of a jackal and the body of a human male.(P.D.)

 

Background:

In tonight’s episode, Scott interviews journalist, author, and Paranormal Investigator Linda S. Godfrey. We discuss her latest book, Monsters Among Us: An exploration of otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena. Linda has appeared on numerous TV shows such The History Channel’s Monster Quest, Inside Edition, Sean Hannity and of course as a guest on the Coast to Coast AM radio program. She is the author of over a dozen books, such as Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America, American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends and Sightings in America, and Weird Michigan. If after considering all of the encounters Linda has researched and all of the witnesses she’s interviewed, you conclude that monsters are indeed among us, you must also come to terms with the idea that they’re everywhere, and it might just be a matter of time until you see one yourself.

Tonight’s Quote:

“The beast grabbed my ankle tightly, but I managed to slip away from his fingers that were turning into longer, more strong nails or paws of some sort.”

Linda S. Godfrey sharing the story of “The Torrance Werewolf” from her book, Monsters Among Us

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Episode 049 – “Monsters Among Us” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or “A.R.C.” for short. Copyright 2016 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 47: Skinwalker Ranch (Part 3)

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1) Skinwalker front gate, from just this past Monday 9.12.16 submitted by listener Paul, a local. (all rights reserved) 2) Bottle Hollow Reservoir (Paul) 3) A view of the rear of the ranch property (Paul) 4) All that’s left of the Ute Resort at Bottle Hollow (Paul) 5) Ute Veteran’s Memorial that stand where the Resort was (Paul) 6) Robert Bigelow 7) Terry Sherman 8) Bigelow Aerospace Patch (see anything familiar?) 9) Map of the Ranch 10) Vintage Skinwalker Portrayal from Wikipedia (P.D) 11 & 12) Original Illustrations by Chad Lewis for the show. All Rights Reserved.

 

Background:

Could it be that impossible creatures and craft from unimaginable worlds are able to intrude upon ours at will? Real Estate magnate Robert T. Bigelow thought so and assembled a team of scientists and researchers to find out if “Skinwalker Ranch” could be a portal to all manner of weirdness. In order to obtain verifiable data, accepted scientific methods were applied to observation and analyzation at the Sherman family property, by Bigelow’s newly formed National Institute for Discovery Science. Although they encountered a significant number of anomalies, ultimately they could provide no conclusive explanation for these bizarre events – as far as we know. It leaves us to wonder if the Scientific Method can be applied to paranormal events, however, a possible explanation regarding the origin of these incursions into our world might be found in the models currently being worked out in the field of Theoretical Physics and “The Theory of Everything.” While our best minds “do the math” on the mechanics of our universe and existence, consider this: as frightening as any monster you could encounter at Skinwalker Ranch is the realization that there are aspects of our reality that are beyond our comprehension and control.

Tonight’s Quote:

“Haven’t you ever had a dream?”

— Billionaire Robert Bigelow, the current owner of Skinwalker Ranch and Bigelow Aerospace in an August 24th, 1999 Reno Gazette-Journal interview, after he was asked why he would invest hundreds of millions of dollars into space travel.

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Ep 46: Skinwalker Ranch (Part 2)

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1) Another original artwork by resident Astonishing Legends illustrator Chad Lewis, ©2016 Chad Lewis. Check out Chad’s website where he demonstrates his process for completing this piece, as well as the art for Part 1: http://www.chadlewisart.com/. This sketch is of a Skinwalker who has fully transmogrified, but as according to some Native American legends, still retains a blend of human and animal features, or “Manimal,” if you like. 2) Aerial view of the Sherman ranch house and the small pond to the east. From the altereddimensions.net website. 3) Possible research trailers on the ranch. From the altereddimensions.net website. 4) Aerial photo showing the line of sight from the off-property viewing area to the ranch. From the altereddimensions.net website. 5) Aerial photo showing the 1.18-mile distance from the southern vantage point to the ranch house. From the altereddimensions.net website. 6) Dirt road driveway approaching the ranch house. From the altereddimensions.net website. 7) One of the locked-gate entrances to the ranch. No trespassing! 8) Tombstone of Kenneth and Edith Myers, the owners of the ranch property prior to the Sherman family. 9) Is this a photo of a possible Shadow Entity or Sasquatch on the ranch? You be the judge! From the altereddimensions.net website. 10) Topographical map view of the “Dark Canyon” from the altereddimensions.net website. Here is the webpage’s description: Researcher J.R. [Joseph “Junior”] Hicks, often referred to “Dark Canyon”, [as] the lair of the skinwalker entity. Located on tribal properties, access has never been granted to researchers – including Hicks who was never allowed to visit the cave. Modern day researchers believe they have discovered the location of the mysterious cave. It is located at N 40.568897 W 110 22.088 and is circled on the map below. 11) Map of the Shermans’ cattle ranch property, nicknamed “Skinwalker Ranch,” showing the location of buildings and landmarks. 12) The following two sketches were used in Ryan Skinner’s book, Skinwalker Ranch – NO TRESPASSING. In the first, Skinner points out that the Native American tribal member who has chosen the malevolent path of becoming a Skinwalker wears the pelt of the animal he wishes to assimilate. He does this in order to not only help take on the physical and spiritual attributes of the animal but also to help conceal his identity from other tribal members who would then cast him out or seek his destruction if identified. Once called out by a tribal member, a Skinwalker loses his invincibility. Notice the partial transformation in the lengthening of the feet and the fingernails into claws. Aside from a few canine morphings, he remains more human than animal. 13) In this sketch, which Skinner claims to be Navajo in origin, it appears the transformation is more complete and that the pelt has sparked more of an integration into this new wolf-like creature. However, it also seems to suggest that this new “cryptid” is somewhat deformed, straddling the physical natures of the two mammals. This abnormal transmogrification also supports the claims by witnesses that these creatures move strangely, albeit often with unimaginable speed, but with an awkward gait unnatural to both man and animal. 14) Photo of former cattle ranch owner and subsequent ranch caretaker, Terry Sherman, sometimes identified with the pseudonym “Tom Gorman” in previous efforts to conceal the family’s identity. 15) Chad Lewis’ sketch from Part 1 and his concept of what Gwen Sherman saw out her car window. She claimed the shoulder of the wolf creature was level with her car’s roof. ©2016 Chad Lewis – http://www.chadlewisart.com/. 16) Patch for Robert T. Bigelow’s Bigelow Aerospace research & development enterprise.

 

Background:

If there are truly supernatural forces at work on the “Skinwalker Ranch,” they do not seem to have your best interests at heart. At the least, they seem to be indifferent to human concerns and endeavors, content to go on about their mysterious business and not above the occasional, seemingly magical prank, no matter the consternation or cost. At the worst, some entities may just want your animals or they may want the spark that gives you life. What the purpose is for their deeds and interactions we may never know nor ever fully understand, for it’s clear that their reasons are their own.

Tonight’s Quote:

“In the end, I suspect that this intense concentration of ‘paranormal’ activity could point us all toward a new understanding of physical reality, something that is already being debated at the highest levels of modern science.”

— Colm A. Kelleher, co-author along with George Knapp of The Hunt for the Skinwalker

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Episode 046 – “Skinwalker Ranch (Part 2)” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; All Original Artwork by Chad Lewis, All Rights Reserved, Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or “A.R.C.” for short. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 45: Skinwalker Ranch (Part 1)

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1) Original artwork by resident Astonishing Legends illustrator Chad Lewis. Check out Chad’s website where he demonstrates his process for completing the piece: http://www.chadlewisart.com/ This scene represents the story told by ranch co-owner Gwen Sherman, where she claims to have seen a massive wolf-like beast right outside her car window, and for scale, the creature’s shoulder was level with the roof of the vehicle. ©2016 Chad Lewis. 2) Aerial map of the Shermans’ cattle ranch property, nicknamed “Skinwalker Ranch,” showing the location of buildings and landmarks. 3) The following two sketches were used in Ryan Skinner’s book, Skinwalker Ranch – NO TRESPASSING. In the first, Skinner points out that the Native American tribal member who has chosen the malevolent path of becoming a Skinwalker wears the pelt of the animal he wishes to assimilate. He does this in order to not only help take on the physical and spiritual attributes of the animal but also to help conceal his identity from other tribal members who would then cast him out or seek his destruction if identified. Notice the partial transformation in the lengthening of the feet and the fingernails into claws. Aside from a few canine morphings, he remains more human than animal. 4) In this sketch, which Skinner claims to be Navajo in origin, it appears the transformation is more complete and that the pelt has sparked more of an integration into this new wolf-like creature. However, it also seems to suggest that this new “cryptid” is somewhat deformed, straddling the physical natures of the two mammals. This abnormal transmogrification also supports the claims by witnesses that these creatures move strangely, albeit often with unimaginable speed, but with an awkward gait unnatural to both man and animal. 5) Photo of former cattle ranch owner and subsequent ranch caretaker, Terry Sherman, sometimes identified with the pseudonym “Tom Gorman” in previous efforts to conceal the family’s identity.

 

Background:

Where do you go for your One-stop Shopping for the supernatural? Why the “Skinwalker Ranch” in northeastern Utah of course! It’s got it all, including, but not limited to: Skinwalkers (naturally), UFOs, powerful poltergeists, deadly orbs, cryptids, cattle mutilation, interdimensional portals, disembodied voices, shadow beings and other assorted aliens, reptilian creatures, and hybrid wolf beasts, to name just a few. And all this for the low, low price of your grip on reality. It was a cost that would nearly be paid in full by the Sherman family, who owned the ranch for what must have seemed like an interminable two years, from 1994 to 1996. It was during this time that the Shermans not only lost 14 head of cattle and all of their pets but also their sleep and their understanding of the impossible. Join us for a trip to one of the most paranormal places on earth, won’t you?

Tonight’s Quote:

“We have to leave this place. We have to leave this place.”

— Gwen Sherman, co-owner with husband Terry, of what became known as “Skinwalker Ranch.”

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Episode 045 – “Skinwalker Ranch (Part 1)” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or “A.R.C.” for short. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 38: The Delphos Ring, Part 2

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There are not a lot of photos supporting this case. We are posting the same ones associated with part 1 of this series. 1) Ronnie Johnson and Snowball his Dog from the Salina Journal 2) Diagram 1 from Ted Phillips’ Report on the Incident 3) Diagram 2 from Ted Phillips’ Report 4) Erma Johnson’s Polaroid Shot taken without a flash 10 minutes after the incident. 5) The Ring 16 hours later. 6) The Ring 42 Months Later 7) The Ring and Undetermined Amount of Time Later 8) A Color Photo of Ronnie and Snowball

 

Background:

What happens when a single event turns out to dominate your life, and for everyone else who isn’t a close friend, it’s all they want to know about you? Only the Johnson family knows what happened or didn’t happen to them, and regardless of what people believe or don’t believe, all you can do is to go on living your life as best you can. Except you’ll never look at the world the same way again.

Tonight’s Quote:

“Mrs. Johnson noted an immediate numbing at her fingertips. She rubbed her hand against her leg in an attempt to remove the dirt, and that portion of her leg also became numb.”

– Ted Phillips in his Case Histories report of the Flying Saucer Review, February 1972.

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Episode 038 – “The Delphos Ring, Part 2” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or “A.R.C.” for short. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2016. All Rights Reserved.