S03 Episode 1 pt3. Extra: Cameron by Unexplained Podcast

For the last episode We Are the Witchcraft, we took an in-depth look into the extraordinary life and death of pioneering rocket scientist and magician Jack Parsons. 

In this week's Extra episode we take a closer look at the no less extraordinary life of Marjorie Cameron the focal point of his Babalon Working. Find out more at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and @unexplainedpod

S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft (Pt. 3 of 3) by Unexplained Podcast

The final instalment of S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft

(Contains adult themes)

John Maynard Keynes described Isaac Newton as the last of the magicians; the last person of science for whom the gnostic mysteries still held some sway.

In 1914 another scientist and magician was born. Jack Parsons would go on to help establish NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab developing a rocket fuel that will put the human race on the moon.

In 1946, Parsons would also attempt a complicated magic ritual in the hope of manifesting the divine goddess Babalon. Some say he did it too.

In 1952 Parsons was killed in a catastrophic explosion at his house in what many believe to be mysterious circumstances that to this day remain unexplained...

Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.

Thank you for listening.

S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft (Pt. 2 of 3) by Unexplained Podcast

Part 2 of We Are The Witchcraft

(Contains adult themes)

John Maynard Keynes described Isaac Newton as the last of the magicians; the last person of science for whom the gnostic mysteries still held some sway.

In 1914 another scientist and magician was born. Jack Parsons would go on to help establish NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab developing a rocket fuel that will put the human race on the moon.

In 1946, Parsons would also attempt a complicated magic ritual in the hope of manifesting the divine goddess Babalon. Some say he did it too.

In 1952 Parsons was killed in a catastrophic explosion at his house in what many believe to be mysterious circumstances that to this day remain unexplained...

Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.

Thank you for listening.

S03 Episode 1 pt.1 Extra: Crowley Recap by Unexplained Podcast

When Jack Parsons first heard the name Aleister Crowley he could scarcely have known how much it would change his life. But who was the man once dubbed the wickedest Man in the world?

With pt. 2 of We Are The Witchcraft due out on Tuesday April 3rd, we take a look back at two of the more extraordinary moments of Crowley's life featuring Unexplained Episode 10 and 10 Extra from Season 01.

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S03 Episode 1: We Are The Witchcraft (Pt.1 of 3) by Unexplained Podcast

John Maynard Keynes described Isaac Newton as the last of the magicians; the last person of science for whom the gnostic mysteries still held some sway.

In 1914 another scientist and magician was born. Jack Parsons would go on to help establish NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab developing a rocket fuel that will put the human race on the moon.

In 1946, Parsons would also attempt a complicated magic ritual in the hope of manifesting the divine goddess Babalon. Some say he did it too.

In 1952 Parsons was killed in a catastrophic explosion at his house in what many believe to be mysterious circumstances that to this day remain unexplained...

Go to @unexplainedpod or www.unexplainedpodcast.com for more info.

Thank you for listening.

Halloween Special 2017 by Unexplained Podcast

 
 Wedding photo of Bridget and Michael Cleary

Wedding photo of Bridget and Michael Cleary

If on Halloween you come across a looped branch of briar-thorn sticking up from the ground, you might decide to creep through it three times in the devil’s name. Then afterwards cut a piece of it so that you might take it home and place it under your pillow. In so doing, it is said, that you will dream of the one you will marry.

Perhaps it was just such a game that a young girl by the name of Bridget Boland played one Halloween afternoon down in Ireland’s County Tipperary. And perhaps that night, as she lay her head to rest, a man did come to her in a dream; his handsome face, his dark hair and his striking blue eyes, appearing to her from out of the flames of a fire, and his name, Michael Cleary whispered like a warning, but long forgotten by the first light of day…  

Warning: Contains some graphic imagery that some may find upsetting

More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod

 

S02 Episode 5 Extra: Child Be Strange by Unexplained Podcast

 

In the last episode Roads to Knowhere, we found ourselves circling a small, concreted patch of England on the southern boundary of Yorkshire, known as the Stocksbridge Bypass.

This seemingly unassuming stretch of road is considered by some to be the most haunted in all of the UK.

In this final part of Season Two we examine the ways in which landscape can both shackle and stir the imagination, and how the notion of haunting can become more than a simple invocation of the dead...

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S02 Episode 5: Roads to Knowhere by Unexplained Podcast

 

The A616 is a road in England running from the town of Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire to Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.  

In 1987 building began on a small stretch of the road that would later become known as the Stocksbridge Bypass, a stretch of road now generally regarded as one of the most haunted in the whole of the UK...

Find out more at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and @unexplainedpod

 

S02 Episode 4 Extra: The Sound of Fear by Unexplained Podcast

 

For the last episode, When the Snow Melts, we took an in-depth look into the unsettling mystery often referred to as the Dyatlov Pass Incident.  

The incident details the mysterious deaths of nine hikers as they attempted a challenging trek through the Ural Mountains.  

In this Extra episode we look at one final theory that might go some way to explaining just what exactly happened on that fateful night of February 1st 1959.

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S02 Episode 4: When the Snow Melts pt.3 by Unexplained Podcast

 

With five of the students' bodies now recovered from Kholat Syakhl mountain, rumours begin to circulate about just what exactly might have caused their deaths.  

Meanwhile, with four of the students still unaccounted for, lead investigator Lev Ivanov is under increasing pressure to bring the the case to a swift and uncontroversial end...

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S02 Episode 4: When the Snow Melts pt.2 by Unexplained Podcast

 

It is February 25th 1959, and Igor Dyatlov and his team, due back in their home town of Sverdlosk on February 13th have not been seen since January 28th.

When their last movements are traced to a mountain known as Kholat Syakhl, or Dead Mountain, a gruesome discovery is about to be made...

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S02 Episode 4: When the Snow Melts pt.1 by Unexplained Podcast

 
Dyatlov's team

On Friday January 23rd 1959, a story begins from out of the foothills of the Ural Mountains.  A story that is perhaps the most extraordinary of all the stories featured on this show so far.  A chilling and profound mystery that remains to this day Unexplained…

Find out more at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and @unexplainedpod

 

S02 Episode 3 Extra: 6EQUJ5 by Unexplained Podcast

 

In last week’s episode, The Final Flight, we looked at the tragic story of Australian Training Corp pilot Fred Valentich and his mysterious disappearance one evening in October 1978. 

In a famous last communication between Fred and Air Traffic Control it appeared that Fred was being tracked by a large UFO just prior to his disappearance.  If, as some believe, Fred had in fact fabricated the event, it has been suggested that the Stephen Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind may have served as a possible source of inspiration.  

Yet, only 6 months previously something far more fantastical had occurred that would no doubt have been noted by Fred, a young man with a keen interest in UFOs and the hunt for Alien life...  

Find out more at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and @unexplainedpod

The 'Wow' signal
 

Sources

1.    Tate, K (2015), SETI: All About the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence, Space.com, http://www.space.com/30043-seti-search-for-extraterrestrial-intelligence-infographic.html

2.    Big Ear Memorial Website, http://www.bigear.org/

3.    Reneke, D (n/a),  Wow - The Big Ear, DavidReneke.com, http://www.davidreneke.com/wow-the-big-ear/

4.    Pre-History of Radio Astronomy, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, http://www.nrao.edu/whatisra/hist_prehist.shtml

5.    Redpath, M, (2012), Karl Jansky: The Father of Radio Astronomy, ArmaghPlanet.com, http://www.armaghplanet.com/blog/karl-jansky-the-father-of-radio-astronomy.html

 

S02 Episode 3: The Last Flight by Unexplained Podcast

 
 Fred Valentich c. 1977

Fred Valentich c. 1977

It has been calculated that likelihood of the human race being the only sophisticated life form in the milky way is a one in sixty billion chance.  The milky way is one of 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe.

The following story is considered by many UFOlogists to be among the most compelling pieces of evidences of an alien visitation to our planet.  Just what happened in the skies off the coast of Melbourne Australia in 1978 has never been fully accounted for.  It is a mystery that remains to this day Unexplained.

Find out more at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and @unexplainedpod

Sources

1.    Original Case Files for disappearance of Fred Valentich available at National Archives of Australia, type VH-DSJ in the search box at: http://www.naa.gov.au/

2.    Basterfield, K. (2013), The Valentich Radio Transmissions, UFOs Scientific Research, http://ufos-scientificresearch.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-valentich-radio-transmissions.html

3.    Dunning, B. (2013), The Disappearance of Fred Valentich, Skeptoid, https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4385

4.    Kemp, M (2012), Frederick Valentich – Truth Was Out There After All, Sott.net, https://www.sott.net/article/247700-Frederick-Valentich-Truth-Was-Out-There-After-All

5.    Rhonda Rushton interviewed by Victorian UFO Action, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIyMpblIg88&t=719s

6.    NASA Press Release announcing discovery of 7 Earth-Size planets, https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-telescope-reveals-largest-batch-of-earth-size-habitable-zone-planets-around

 

S02 Episode 2 Extra: My Name is John by Unexplained Podcast

 
 John Titor's alleged military insignia

John Titor's alleged military insignia

In last week’s episode, Time Out of Joint, we looked at two incidences of a supposed time slip. 

In both stories we find ourselves questioning the validity of someone’s belief that they unwittingly stepped back into the past.

But what, instead, if we were on the other side and it was us witnessing them arriving miraculously from the future.  How could we possibly believe them?  

Find out more at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and @unexplainedpod

Sources

1.    Archive of all things John Titor: John Titor Times, http://www.johntitor.com/

2.    John Titor’s Story, http://www.johntitor.strategicbrains.com/

3.    Dodds, L (2015), Who was John Titor, the time traveller who came from 2036 to warn us of a nuclear war?, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/11945420/Who-was-John-Titor-the-time-traveller-who-came-from-2036-to-warn-us-of-a-nuclear-war.html

 

 

 

S02 Episode 2: Time Out of Joint by Unexplained Podcast

 
 Kersey, Suffolk

Kersey, Suffolk

It has long been accepted that time as we know it, or at the very least in the sense that we experience it, is not what it seems.  

There are two accounts of alleged time-slips that took place in Britain in the 1950s. Writer and long time member of the society of psychical research Andrew MacKenzie, documented both the events, in his 1997 book Adventures in Time.  For MacKenzie the accounts were nothing less than two of the most convincing accounts he had ever come across.  

More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod

Sources

1.    Bem, D. J. (2011), Feeling the Future Experimental Evidence for Anomalous Retroactive Influences on Cognition and Affect, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, p407-425

2.    Fisher, M. (2013), What is Hauntology, Film Quarterly, Vol 66, No.1 (Fall 2012) pp 16-24, University of California Press.

3.    Lehrer, J (2010), Feeling the Future: Is Precognition Possible, Wired, https://www.wired.com/2010/11/feeling-the-future-is-precognition-possible/

4.    Mackenzie, A (1982), Hauntings and Apparitions, Heinemann: London

5.    Koestler, A. (1982), The Ghost in the Machine, Last Century Media: UK

6.    Dash, M (2009), Adventures in Time, Forteana, http://blogs.forteana.org/node/87

7.    Dash, M (2011), When Three British Boys Travelled to Medieval England (Or Did They?), Smithsonian Magazine, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-three-british-boys-traveled-to-medieval-england-or-did-they-35698485/

8.    Dunning, B (2012), The Versailles Time Slip, Skeptoid, https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4296

9.    The Wire Salon, panel discussion: Revenant Forms: The Meaning of Hauntology, The Wire, https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/in-conversation/the-wire-salon_revenant-forms_the-meaning-of-hauntology

 

S02 Episode 1 Extra: Operation Cone of Power by Unexplained Podcast

 

In last week’s episode, Whispers in the Trees, we looked at the unsettling mystery of the skeleton found inside the hollowed-out trunk of an old Wych Elm tree.  

In 1945, Dr. Margaret Murray suggested a possible occult link to the crime.

As fanciful as the suggestion might sound, it certainly wouldn’t have been the first time that an occult ritual had been conducted in England during the second world war...

More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod

Sources

1.    Charters, D. (2004), Was Hitler Defeated by Witchcraft, Meta Religion, http://www.meta-religion.com/Esoterism/Magick/was_hitler_defeated.htm#ixzz4YYxX3pm6

2.    Website dedicated to the history of Gerald Gardner, http://www.geraldgardner.com/

3.    Metcalfe, T (2016), Operation Cone of Power: When British Witches Attacked Adolf Hitler, Mental Floss, http://mentalfloss.com/article/86145/operation-cone-power-when-british-witches-attacked-adolf-hitler

4.    Cone of Power, The Mystica, https://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/c/cone_of_power.html

 

 

S02 Episode 1: Whispers in the Trees pt.2 by Unexplained Podcast

 
 Early graffiti relating to the Hagley Wood Murder

Early graffiti relating to the Hagley Wood Murder

Part Two of Episode 1: Whispers in the Trees.  

Where we return to the midlands in the winter of 1943 as the Worcestershire police try to unravel the mystery of the skeleton found in an old wych elm tree.

More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter at @unexplainedpod

Sources

1.    Woman’s Body Found in 1943, The Manchester Guardian, Oct 4th 1949.

2.    Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm, Series 7 Episode 4 of Punt PI, written by Steve Punt, BBC (2015).

3.    Sparke, A. (2014), Bella In The Wych Elm: In Search of a War Time Mystery APA Publications: UK

4.    Murray, M. (2010), Margaret Murray, England: The Other Within, http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/england/englishness-Margaret-Murray.html

5.    Haughton, B (2008), Bella in the Wych Elm, Brian Haughton, http://brian-haughton.com/ancient-mysteries-articles/bella_in_the_wych-elm/3/

6.    Josef Jakobs research website run by granddaughter of Jakobs, http://www.josefjakobs.info/

7.    Strangeremains (2015), Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?, Strange Remains, https://strangeremains.com/2015/04/24/who-put-bella-down-the-wych-elm/

8.    Vale, A (2013), Is this the Bella in the wych elm? Unravelling the mystery of the skull found in a tree trunk, The Independent, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/is-this-the-bella-in-the-wych-elm-unravelling-the-mystery-of-the-skull-found-in-a-tree-trunk-8546497.html

 

S02 Episode 1: Whispers in the Trees pt.1 by Unexplained Podcast

 

Traditionalists consider the real Black Country to only include the region just West of Birmingham where the 30ft coal seam comes to the surface - a product of once living trees, compressed and buried for millions of years, returning to the surface like an irrepressible secret.  

There are some who say the trees can talk, and if they could, what secrets might they hold?

More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod

 

 

Sources

1.    Woman’s Body Found in 1943, The Manchester Guardian, Oct 4th 1949.

2.    Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm, Series 7 Episode 4 of Punt PI, written by Steve Punt, BBC (2015).

3.    Sparke, A. (2014), Bella In The Wych Elm: In Search of a War Time Mystery APA Publications: UK

4.    Murray, M. (2010), Margaret Murray, England: The Other Within, http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/england/englishness-Margaret-Murray.html

5.    Haughton, B (2008), Bella in the Wych Elm, Brian Haughton, http://brian-haughton.com/ancient-mysteries-articles/bella_in_the_wych-elm/3/

6.    Josef Jakobs research website run by granddaughter of Jakobs, http://www.josefjakobs.info/

7.    Strangeremains (2015), Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?, Strange Remains, https://strangeremains.com/2015/04/24/who-put-bella-down-the-wych-elm/

8.    Vale, A (2013), Is this the Bella in the wych elm? Unravelling the mystery of the skull found in a tree trunk, The Independent, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/is-this-the-bella-in-the-wych-elm-unravelling-the-mystery-of-the-skull-found-in-a-tree-trunk-8546497.html

 

Unexplained Halloween Special 2016 by Unexplained Podcast

 
 Ronald Hunkelar taken from his High School Year Book in 1953

Ronald Hunkelar taken from his High School Year Book in 1953

The Exorcist, released on December 26th 1973, is for many the most iconic horror film of all time.  From William Freidkin’s masterful direction, to Blatty’s profound and personal script to the intensely evocative use of Mike Oldfied’s tubular bells, it is a cinematic masterpiece.  

But what many people don’t know is that William Peter Blatty’s nightmarish book, from which the film was adapted, was in fact based on a real life Exorcism.

This is that story.

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