Ep 57: Second Chances

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1 ) Rod Hull and his Emu, publicity shot 2) Astronaut John Glenn 3) Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer 4) Alcides Moreno Before his 47 Floor Fall 5 -6) The Groesbeck Dodge Caliber in the Spanish Fork River (Spanish Fork Police Dept).7-8) The Hatbox Baby (Sharon Elliott) just after she was found. 9) Sharon Elliott now.

 

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Sometimes we get a second chance and sometimes it seems we had no chance at all. What we can count on getting is a cycle of the heartwarming followed by heartbreak, the mundane punctuated with despair and assuaged by moments of joy. But greater than our earthly concerns, the cycle of life continues. Birth follows death as spring follows winter. And within this cycle, every once in a while just to keep it interesting, the wondrous happens. Whether you view the seemingly impossible as merely a coincidence, as a mistaken observation, or as proof that miracles do happen and that love never dies the choice is up to you. Which one sounds like more fun?

Tonight’s Quote:

“It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God’s pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.”

— Voltaire

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Episode 057 – “2nd Chances” 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 (last one of the year!) Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 56: Unhappy Endings

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1 ) Sigurd the Mighty, the first earl of Orkney, displaying the head of his vanquished foe, Máel Brigte of Moray, also known as “Máel the Bucktoothed” or “Máel Tusk.” It was that wayward tooth that would ultimately be the downfall of Sigurd himself. 2) A depiction of Sigurd’s battle challenge to Máel Brigte, where each ruler was supposed to bring 40 men, but the treacherous Sigurd brought two men to a horse, doubling his chances. Sigurd’s demise indeed proved cheaters never prosper, or survive sepsis. 3) Draco the Lawgiver – c. 7th century BC legislator of Ancient Athens Greece. The term “Draconian” was coined due to his lack of understanding of mercy in meting out punishment, Killed by congratulatory haberdashery. 4) The young king Philip of France (1116–1131), son of King Louis VI “the Fat,” being killed by a boar. (British Library, Royal 16 G VI f. 309) Credit: By Chroniques de Saint-Denis – Royal 16 G VI, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11965944; 5) Depiction of the battle of Shays’ Rebellion, where Daniel Shays and 4000 followers tried to take the Springfield Armory by force, and ultimately overthrow the nascent U.S. government. It is where Jabez Spicer was fatefully shot through the same one or two bullet holes in his coat, that his brother Daniel was shot through 3 years earlier. 6) St. Lawrence of Rome, who while being flame-broiled by Emperor Valerian in 258 A.D., is said to have cheekily remarked to his grill masters, “I’m well done – turn me over!” This possibly apocryphal remark is what led to him becoming the patron saint of chefs, comedians, and firefighters. 7) A scene from the 1921 play, “Rossum’s Universal Robots” where the robots ain’t havin’ it; 8) From Wikipedia: U.S. WPA Federal Theatre Project poster for the production of “Rossum’s Universal Robots” by the Marionette Theatre, New York, 1939. It premiered on 25 January 1921 and introduced the word “robot” to the English language and to science fiction as a whole. 9) Isadora Duncan – dancer, choreographer, scarf and convertible enthusiast. Unlike Draco, this time killed by her own haberdashery; 10) The cassowary – one badass bird.

 

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Life is fragile and an end comes for us all. But whether that end is labeled as mysterious, ironic, tragic, coincidental or altogether unremarkable, is something for those that survive us to decide. The path of life through the wilderness of our choices can be both rocky and smooth, so look where you’re going because others will remember where you’ve been.

Tonight’s Quote:

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

— Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

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Episode 056 – “Unhappy Endings” 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 55: Astonishing TV 1

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Astonishing Legends makes digital media and internet history with our first ever “live” YouTube streaming event! Frankly, we weren’t sure any of it would work, so we really didn’t announce we’d be doing it, but we thought it might be a fun way to interact with our listeners and answer some of their questions in a text chat stream, all while doing our usual rambling, digressing, and nervous stammering. We really appreciate our audience, so we hope you enjoy it. Depending on how much “flame mail” we get, we might even try it again sometime!

Tonight’s Quote:

“The internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.”

— Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google

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Episode 055 – “Astonishing TV 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 2016 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

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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Episode 053 – “Mothman Part 4A” 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 Emily Gorey, Ross Woodward and Blonadine. Copyright 2016 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

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

 

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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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Episode 052 – “Mothman Part 3” 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 Adam McCutcheon, Jess Corbin, and Chris Saunders. Copyright 2016 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

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.

 

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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

 

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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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Episode 050 – “Mothman” 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 Jordan Pickering, Rey Castañeda and Sarah Cozzemero. Copyright 2016 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

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 48: Choose Your Own Adventure

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1) David Sullivan and his wife Denise (the original Sully & Denise) 2) An original ad for 343 East 74th St where they lived during the 2nd story he tells. 3) Exterior Picture of ‘The Forum’ at 343 East 74th 4) Streetview of the Lobby of 343 East 74th, where the window fell. 5) An Etching of the Convalescent Hospital on Hart Island, 1877 (PD) 6) Aerial View of Hart and City Island 7) Hart Island Sign 8) Vintage Aerial View (PD) 8-12) Archive Photos of Activity on Hart Island (PD) 13 & 14) Recent pictures by Flickr User Adam Moss (CC by 2.0) 15) Recent picture by Flickr User David Trawin (CC by 2.0) 16) Another picture of Coffins going into a trench (PD) 17) Sully & Denise from SNL 18) Old Yeller!

 

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Tonight we are joined by an old friend of Scott’s, David Sullivan, or Sully to his friends. Sully has had some interesting things happen in his life, especially when heard through the filter of Astonishing Legends. He relays a few stories that start out pretty light and get progressively darker and darker as the show continues, and by darker we mean real dark. So if you’re in the mood for an episode that evokes images of rabies, fate, the forgotten dead and sociopathic behavior, tonight’s episode is just for you.

Tonight’s Quote:

“A scarecrow is just a hoodlum who marked the cards that he dealed, and pulled a gypsy switch out on the edge of Potter’s field.

—Tom Waits, Potter’s Field 1977

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Episode 048 – “Choose Your Own Adventure” 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 “ARC.” for short. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2016. 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.

 

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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 44: The Mary Celeste – Ghost Ship (Part 3)

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1) An 1861 painting of the “Mary Celeste,” when it was first known as the ship “Amazon,” artist unknown. They probably should’ve stuck with “Amazon.” 2) Benjamin Spooner Briggs, the vanished captain of the ill-fated Mary Celeste. 3) A chart of the Currents in the Azores. 4) Chart showing the Mary Celeste’s course and the Dei Gratia’s course and where the Dei Gratia overtook her. 5) The Seaquake Article from the Leavenworth Newspaper in Kansas 6) A Waterspout (P.D.) 7) An engraving by Hendrik Hondius showing the Dancing Plague (P.D.) 8) Painting by Matthias Grünewald of a patient suffering from advanced ergotism (P.D.) 9) The MV Joyita as she was found (unknown) 10) The Kaz II as she was found. 11) Architeuthis (Giant Squid) (P.D.) 12) Architeuthis sanctipauli rendering based on a specimen found washed ashoer in Ile Saint-Paul in 1863 13) The Alecton attempts to capture a giant squid off Tenerife in 1861 from Henry Lee’s Sea Monsters Unmasked, London, 1884. 14) The Beak of a Giant Squid (P.D.) 15) Triplewort Seadevil (P.D.) 16) Captain Kirk holding a dead Tribble which was killed by a poison in the quadrotriticale, much like ergot might have killed someone eating grain. 17) A googley eyed Stubby Squid!

 

Background:

Whatever the confluence of unfortunate events that caused those on board the Mary Celeste to abandon her, one can surmise two possible final fates for them: either they perished in a maelstrom of sudden violence, or they died a languishing death of attrition. These two perils every sailor must acknowledge for the sea is a merciless mistress, but too cruel to imagine for the likes of a mother and child. If you wish to contemplate the mystery of the Mary Celeste, you would do well to remember the saying, the sea does not give up her secrets and as we’ve seen, she will often not part with her dead.

Tonight’s Quote:

“Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.”

— Lord Horatio Nelson

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Episode 044 – “The Mary Celeste – Ghost Ship (Part 3)” 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 43: The Mary Celeste – Ghost Ship (Part 2)

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1) An 1861 painting of the “Mary Celeste,” when it was first known as the ship “Amazon,” artist unknown. They probably should’ve stuck with “Amazon.” 2) Benjamin Spooner Briggs, the vanished captain of the ill-fated Mary Celeste. 3) A photo of the Mary Celeste. 4) An artist’s rendering of the crew of the Dei Gratia sighting her. 5) Chart showing the Mary Celeste’s course and the Dei Gratia’s course and where the Dei Gratia overtook her. 6) A photo of a phial (vial) of sewing machine oil from the 1870’s, possibly similar to the one found on Sarah’s sewing machine. 7 & 8) Posters for the Bela Lugosi horror movie based on the story of the Mary Celeste

 

Background:

The mysterious disappearance of ten souls would not be the last of the misfortune to befall the ill-fated Mary Celeste. Insurance fraud, lost revenue, madness, and suicide would all become dreadful notches in the mast of her sad history, along with the premature deaths of three of her captains. Whether you believe in curses or not, often the best insurance is to leave fate untempted.

Tonight’s Quote:

“The sea has never been friendly to man. At most, it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.”

— Joseph Conrad, novelist

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Episode 043 – “The Mary Celeste – Ghost Ship (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.

Ep 42: The Mary Celeste – Ghost Ship (Part 1)

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1) An 1861 painting of the “Mary Celeste,” when it was first known as the ship “Amazon,” artist unknown. They probably should’ve stuck with “Amazon.” 2) Benjamin Spooner Briggs, the vanished captain of the ill-fated Mary Celeste. 3) A photo of the Mary Celeste. 4) An artist’s rendering of the crew of the Dei Gratia sighting her. 5) Chart showing the Mary Celeste’s course and the Dei Gratia’s course and where the Dei Gratia overtook her.

 

Background:

The Mary Celeste is perhaps the most famous case of a “ghost ship.” However, when it was discovered adrift on December 5, 1872, no ghosts were found nor any human form for that matter, not Captain Briggs, his wife, his two-year-old daughter, nor the seven crew members. They remain forever missing. But what caused them to vanish? Theories range from seaquakes to hazardous cargo, to a giant squid attack, and even aliens… yes, aliens. We’re not saying it was aliens because we’d rather believe it was a giant squid. No matter what it was, the ship may have been doomed from the start, when seafaring superstitions were broken.

Tonight’s Quote:

“The craft seemed possessed of the Devil to begin with, but where she got it I don’t know. I am sure it couldn’t have been from any of our good people.”

— Dr. John W. Dewis, son of Joshua Dewis, the builder of the Mary Celeste, from The Story of the Mary Celeste by Charles Edey Fay

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Episode 042 – “The Mary Celeste – Ghost Ship (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 41: The Coral Castle

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1) Chad Lewis’ original artwork, Ed Leedskalnin at The Coral Castle, or as he called it, Rock Gate 2) Ed’s Immigration Paperwork 3) A postcard inviting visitors to the Castle 4) Ed stands next to the inscription with dates 5) Ed holds a copy of ‘A Book in Every Home’ 6) Ed with a primitive ‘winch’ he used to build the castle 7) A nail in the coral 8) Ed in his later years 9) Ed sits in the park 10) Ed in the crescent chair 11) Ed in his workshop, hand on his ‘perpetual motion machine’ 12) Bathing Beauties used to attract visitors after Ed’s death. 13) Hermine Lusis, Ed’s believed fiancé that he could not afford the dowry for ALL REMAINING PHOTOS COURTESY OF ARC MEMBER MARISSA BALL WHO LIVES JUST 20 MINUTES FROM THE CASTLE. THEY WERE TAKEN 2 DAYS PRIOR TO POSTING. 14) Entrance to Park 15) Coral with Hole 16) The Florida Table where Ed Dreamed Dignitaries might discuss business 17) Fossils and the Monkey Face 18 and 19) Freemason Square and only Latvian Symbol in the Park 20) The Heart Table dubbed by Ripley’s as the Heaviest Valentine in the World 21) Date Inscriptions 22) Leaf Spring Scoring Marks. Ed hammered leaf springs in to quarry the stone. 23) The Entrance to Ed’s Living Quarters 24) Moon Pond 25) More 6 Pointed Stars 26) A nail in the coral 27) The telescope that when viewed from Ed’s Quarters pointed to the North Star 28) The Star Obelisk 29) Planets from The Throne Room 30 and 31) Repentance Corner 32) The 9 Ton Revolving Door 33) Rusting Cables 34) Shells in the Coral 35) The Throne room with ARC Member and Photographer Marissa Ball 36-42) Ed’s Workshop 43) The Entrance to Ed’s Workshop 44) A Map of the Park

 

Background:

Is it just a quirky rock sculpture garden, or a megalithic mystery that baffles engineers and scientists to this day? It seems to be both. How was a diminutive man in ill health able to accomplish such a monumental feat all by himself? Ed Leedskalnin, builder of the Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida would never say and he took the answer with him. We know of a few reasons why he made The Coral Castle his life’s work, but as for how he made it, we may never know.

Tonight’s Quote:

“I know how the Pyramids were built.”

— Ed Leedskalnin, Builder of the Coral Castle

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Episode 041 – “The Coral Castle” 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 40: The Sludge Entity, Part 2

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1) Chad Lewis’ original artwork, as a 2nd interpretation of the entity that was thought to be attached to Jack. 2) Chad Lewis’ original artwork, from Part 1, another interpretation of the entity that was thought to be attached to Jack.Used by permission of the artist, Copyright 2016. Chad is a fantastic illustrator who has volunteered to submit his artwork to the show when he feels the inspiration for a particular topic, based solely on his own impressions. Chad can be hired for other illustrations, and if you’d like to check out his other artwork, he can be found here: http://www.chadlewisart.com/

 

Background:

There’s no greater fear for a parent than their child being harmed and when that child faces a threat, they’ll do whatever they have to do to protect them, from this world into the next. Whatever that threat is, it had better beware.

Tonight’s Quote:

“We had been through this step before. We know what it’s like to get into that fight or flight mechanism and when it comes to your children, you fight.

— “John” the father of “Jack” from The Sludge Entity, Part 1

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Episode 040 – “The Sludge Entity, Part 2” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Original artwork by Chad Lewis; 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 39: The Sludge Entity, Part 1

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1) Chad Lewis’ original artwork, as an interpretation of the entity that was thought to be attached to Jack. Used by permission of the artist, Copyright 2016. Chad is a fantastic illustrator who has volunteered to submit his artwork to the show when he feels the inspiration for a particular topic, based solely on his own impressions. Chad can be hired for other illustrations, and if you’d like to check out his other artwork, he can be found here: http://www.chadlewisart.com/

 

Background:

When your loved one is seriously ill, you take them to the doctor. But what do you do when you’ve taken them to every doctor, specialist and holistic healer you could see, ran every recommended test and all the professionals can tell you is something is definitely quite wrong, but no one can tell you why or what to do about it? This was the case with our guests John and Deborah, whose son Jack was so sick and getting worse that they sought answers where most wouldn’t consider looking.

Tonight’s Quote:

“In this generation, like so many others, people have been led to believe that the devil is a myth, a figure, an idea, the idea of evil. But the devil exists and we must fight against him.”

— Pope Francis

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  • Help! I’m Haunted!: Dealing with Ghosts: Ghost Hunter Edition by James Sangster http://bit.ly/29e3isC
  • Who ya gonna call? James Sangster’s team at Houston Ghost Research! http://bit.ly/2a34sJb
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  • Debi Chestnut, the Paranormal Researcher and author whom John first contacted http://bit.ly/2a3wYdv
  • John’s Favorite Book from their Recommended Reading. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) http://bit.do/JohnReco
  • Other recommended reading and viewing by Houston Ghost Research, the team that worked to help Jack. http://bit.do/HGR_RecoReading

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Credits:

Episode 039 – “The Sludge Entity, Part 1” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Original artwork by Chad Lewis; 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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Credits:

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.