Hysteria 51

Hysteria 51

Hysteria 51 is a weekly “odd-cast” that takes an every-man approach to conspiracy theories, mysteries, the unusual, and the unexplained. Hosts John Goforth, Brent Hand, and Conspiracy Bot (a cranky robot bent on world domination who also happens to be the show’s head researcher) examine a different topic each week and generally come to one conclusion…the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.... Show More

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Most people are familiar with the horrors the Nazis visited upon their victims in WW2, but what most aren’t familiar with are some equally terrifying and grotesque experiments and testing on the part of the Japanese. At the heart of this was General Shirō Ishii and his Unit 731. Unit 731 was a covert biological and chemical warfare research unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation. And we don’t... Read more

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You know the old saying, “nothing can ruin your day like spontaneously catching on fire”? We don’t either, but if it isn’t a quote it should be because…ouch. Reports of Spontaneous Human Combustion span history and continents. While situations and backstories change, many constants can be found between the cases. Is it possible that a rare set of circumstances could present itself where a human being would spontaneously catch afire... Read more

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Ancient alien historians theorize this will be an extra out-there episode of Hysteria 51. This week we’re “live” (not really a thing in podcasts I guess) from Alien Con 2019 in Los Angeles.  See, they call Los Angeles the "City Of Angels"; but I didn't find it to be that, exactly. But I'll allow it as there are some nice folks there. Course I ain't never been to London, and I ain't never seen France. And I ain't never seen no ... Read more

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Ever go to a concert and hear an annoying ring or hum in your ears afterward? Now imagine you didn’t go to the concert, but still hear it. Where’s it coming from? Why is it worse inside my house? HOW CAN I STOP IT?!? This is the situation for 1000s of citizens across the globe that experience The Hum. It’s only in specific cities (Taos, Windsor, etc) and only certain citizens can hear it (generally 2-4%) of the population. What’s c... Read more

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What do you do when you find a ship adrift at sea? The obvious answer is to make sure it doesn’t explode. Unfortunately, the folks that came upon the S. S. Ourang Medan didn’t heed our clarion call from the future. Instead they hopped aboard and investigated the ghost ship. They arrived to find the entirety of the crew dead. When the investigating captain finally decided to tie ‘er up and toe ‘er back…that’s when the suspect ghost ... Read more

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Is your child a little unusual? Do they possess supernatural traits? How about super abilities? If you answered yes to some or all of these – chances are you have an indigo child! Indigo children, identified by their trademark indigo aura and at least one parent who identifies as “gypsy” (we might have made that part up), are potentially the next stage of human evolution. OR, the label could just be an attempt to ignore a much larg... Read more

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“Carol Anne! Stop spitting green pea soup, the call is coming from inside the house!” Wait, we might be conflating a few things there, but you get the idea…there are (allegedly) a LOT of potential hauntings out there. How is one to keep them all straight?!? Well, thanks to your friendly, neighborhood Hysteria 51 – you don’t have to…we’ll do the hard work for you (stop us when we start to sound like the Sham Wow guy). This week we e... Read more

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Stanton Friedman was a nuclear physicist and professional UFOlogist. But he was more than that...he was involved in some of the largest stories and controversies in UFOlogy. We wouldn’t have the story of Roswell or the Majestic 12 without him. And while he certainly was controversial, no one can argue the indelible impact he had on UFOlogy and the world. This week we look at the life and impact of Stanton T Friedman. Plus, Conspira... Read more

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We are haunted by UFOs. They drift in and out of our culture in movies and on television, on billboards and in books. They are everywhere. However, for one small community, they are much more than the fodder of science fiction storytelling - they alter the entire fabric of reality. Enter The UFO People. Part narrative journey and part cultural study, The UFO People is a challenge to the UFO subculture and the broader public to reco... Read more

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Ah, the majesty of Yellowstone National Park. Hot springs, gushing geysers, majestic wildlife, a supervolcano that could kill us all. That’s right, under all of the beauty and wonder is Yellowstone’s supervolcano that by some estimates is overdue to blow. What would happen if the volcano did pop? Mass extinctions? Check. Potentially the end of the U.S. as we know it? Check. A global famine accompanied by a decade long winter? Check... Read more

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Does every abduction involve a probing? Do all the folks that have close encounters build mashed potato mountains first? Are these things really so huge, they’re bigger than a Walmart? We ask the tough questions this week as we interview Experiencer expert and MUFON Archivist NK Kranda. Plus, Brent decides he wants a pet Yeti (no surprise there). We draw comparisons between Conspiracy Bot and Florida Man (there are many). And every... Read more

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According to the Drake Equation there are approximately 40 bajillion habitable planets in our galaxy. Ok, the number is a little lower (and a little more specific than that), but the point remains the same...with all of these planets capable of sustaining life, why isn’t the galaxy just teeming with extra-terrestrials? Or, put more succinctly- where the heck are all the aliens? Enrico Fermi posed this question to some scientist fri... Read more

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Ever been to Taured this time of year? It’s fabulous!! No, you haven’t? In fact you haven’t heard of it? Well, neither had the rest of the world when in July of 1954 a man in a suit shows up at a Japanese airport claiming to not only hail from the (imminently non- existent country), but produces a legit passport. Did this man unknowingly slip into a parallel dimension? Did he time travel? Or is he and/or the story absolutely full o... Read more

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April 15, 2019 69 min

Imagine this: You and your crew are traversing the Atlantic aboard your merchant ship. You spot something up ahead and grab the spyglass. Is that another ship? You call to the ship announcing your presence…no response. Is there no one aboard? Where’s the crew? You board the ship and things are silent. It’s too quiet. Something isn’t sitting right about this situation. There’s a sewing machine with a baby’s dress being sewn…the hem ... Read more

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Picture this - you’re working in a field and quite suddenly 2 children appear out of seemingly nowhere. These kids not only don’t speak a language you’ve ever heard, but they’re skin is...GREEN. This might sound like the beginning of an episode of Black Mirror, but it isn’t. It’s an alleged real-life incident from 12th century England. Who were these kids? Where did they come from? Is this the first written proof of multidimensiona... Read more

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This week we hop BACK over the pond to merry ol’ England to tackle a most vile and sinister serial…slapper? Well - slapper, groper, fire belcher, carriage crasher, and more. This week we’re looking into the legend of Spring Heeled Jack. This mischievous prankster allegedly had metal claws, could leap over 10 ft. walls, breath blue fire, apparently loved to slap authority figures, and cause carriages to crash. But who was this Briti... Read more

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Boy, politics really has gotten hideous, hasn’t it? And protests seem a lot more violent than they were a couple of years ago. Are things getting worse? Could the U.S.A. be on the road to a second civil war? Robert Evans says ‘Yes!’ and by the time you’ve finished listening to ‘It Could Happen Here’, you will too. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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There’s nothing like fishing in the evening with a friend. The only sounds disturbing your peaceful respite are the gentle trickles of water, the rhythmic chirping of crickets, and the loud whirring of an alien aircraft that’s come to abduct you. OK, that last one might be unique to this story. The Pascagoula Abduction was a close encounter of the 4th kind in Mississippi in the early 70's. Out on a fishing trip, 2 men where minding... Read more

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Interstellar travel, rewriting human genetics, body hacking, limitless clean energy...is this our future? What will humanity look like in 100 years (assuming the Yellowstone Caldera doesn’t take us all out)? If technology continues to progress anywhere near the pace of the last few decades, not only will we have people on Mars, we’ll be in the middle of terraforming it. Or, will our future have a distinctly dystopian pallor? We tak... Read more

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Not EVERY UFO can be an aliens (we know Giorgio, shocking). These unknown aircraft aren’t always “unidentified” to everyone. Some of them come from a little closer to home – the good ol’ U.S. of A. The U.S. Government has confirmed the existence of Black Project Aircraft. These are experimental and developmental planes, drones, and more that are highly classified and not publicly acknowledged by the government or its contractors. T... Read more

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