This week we start what very well could be the end of us, as Sam and Jason attempt to tackle the massive topic of Alchemy. In this first episode of the series, the emphasis is on context and place setting, with Sam taking us from the creation of the world to the fall of the Ptolemaic dynasty as we search for the truth behind Alchemy’s most elusive and fundamental figure: Hermes Trismegistus. This melting pot of God and Man, Philosophy and Myth serves as our jumping off point as we dive into what may be the deepest rabbit hole yet. We hope you’ll enjoy
This week we wrap up our coverage of the Betz Sphere with an examination of the many examinations that have been undertaken of the mysterious object. From the United States Naval to the National Enquirer, the orb has been the subject of scrutiny by a number of organizations. Where did it come from, and why is it here? Is it an alien artifact? A Doomsday Device? A Pokeball? While there are many questions that remain unanswered to this day, there is no doubt this is something more than a simple steel ball.
For those interested, the x-rays can be viewed here: https://www.astonishinglegends.com/xray
All Credit to Astonishing Legends on that one
This week we go over the legend of the Wildman of China, or the Yeren, often thought to be a cousin to the North American Sasquatch. We chronicle it’s legendary origins, admiring the monolith of Chinese Myth as we pass it by, and explore some of the accounts of it’s salacious activities in years gone by, before turning our focus to the modern day. From Communist Party Secretaries to Peasant Cowherds, we tell the stories that have come out of the 20th century that cement the reality of the Wildman in the minds of the people of China. We hope you’ll enjoy
This week we highlight a story from the recent release by friend of the show, Linda S. Godfrey. The book is titled ‘I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore’ and our subject this week is just one of dozens of excellent stories that are catalogued within it. The Witchy Wolves of the Omer Plain are one part national tragedy, one part spirit guardian, and 100 percent regional folklore at its finest. However, there very well may be more than meets the eye when it comes to these ferocious Spiritual Beings which are said to haunt the graves of fallen warriors. We hope you’ll enjoy.
Today we look back, reminiscing as friends and partners, over the first 100 episodes of this ridiculous podcast. We field a few questions, and go on a whole lot of tangents. Thanks for 101 excellent episodes. Here’s looking to 101 more.
This week we conclude our two partner on Lunar Conspiracy with some of the most notable theories we’ve ever covered on the show. From attempting to open a channel of communication with a long dead God, to keeping the entirety of humankind under the thumb of our scaly overlords, and so much more, we present a veritable buffet of madness, in honor of that great big, lie in the sky, Moon. We hope you’ll enjoy.
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WE DID IT! We make it to episode number 100! Who would have guessed it? Not us. Not us. That’s for darn sure. Thank you so much for everyone who has listened!
This week we’re kicking off our Lunar Tales episodes with a critical, some may say exhaustive, look at the theory that Stanley Kubrick faked the moon landing. We examine the narrative of the faking, and then the revelation, to the world, that Kubrick tried to tell us all but we were too foolish to see. We’ll point out waaaaay too many things about the Shining, and give you a walk through of film manipulation techniques, like front screen projection, as we try to explore why anyone would think that the moon landings weren’t real to begin with, and then that Kubrick was the one to fake them. We hope you’ll enjoy.
Some of the references
Photograph of the President Nixon’s Speech in Case of Apollo Failure
Front Screen Projection examples
Front Screen Projection Light Flaws
Richard Hoagland and his fabulous hair
This week Jason, for the tenth time, takes command of the show to educate us all about the highly controversial document known as the Piri Reis map. This piece of cartography, which was produced in the 16th century, has been purported to show the coastline of Antartica as it would have appear without its ice cap, millions of years ago. This has lead to a number of speculations, regarding advanced civilizations surviving apocalypse level events and global ice ages, as well as a transmission of knowledge which goes back thousand of years. We hope you’ll enjoy as we dive into the mystery that is the Piri Reis map!
This week we dive back into one of Sam’s favorite subjects, Jewish mysticism, by way of one of its most fascinating and unique phenomena, The Golem. The clay man, who serves as the supernatural protector of the downtrodden Jews throughout the Diaspora, has long captivated the imagination of the public. We trace it’s lineage through the Hebrew Bible, to the Talmud, and then examine it under the peculiar light of the dark ages and renaissance practices of Kabbalah. By the time we’re done, we cover everything from Quentin Tarantino to King David. We hope you’ll enjoy!
This week we wrap up our two-parter on Borley Rectory by examining the ongoing relationship between it and the grand-daddy of all Ghost Hunters, Harry Price! We start by diving into Price’s long and impressive history of debunking suspicious spirits, slandering the good name of one of England’s best known novelists along the way, then we turn our attention back to that blasted manor house, Borley Rectory. By examining Price’s examination, and then the blowback that followed, and finally the Rectory’s tragic, if fitting, demise, we put the whole thing to rest, then unceremoniously dig it back up with more cases of slander. We hope you’ll enjoy!
The Entirety of the Locked Book, for those who really want to spend their lives that way.