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End your week on a high note with the Coda, a brand new music podcast from Brian Hastie and Rob Kristoffersen. Each bi-weekly episode will touch on music news and rumours, an in-depth look at a specific topic, as well as recommendations to fill your earholes with after each episode is done. We'll be discussing artists ranging from Aaron Carter to Frank Zappa, and you can count on Brian waxing poetic for his love of nu-metal. The Coda, available every second Friday on every platform where pod ...
 
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The Men in Black, MIBs, the UFO silencers; since the 1950s, UFO witnesses have reported encounters with shadowy figures who've threatened them into silence. Or as Nick Redfern puts it in his book, The Real Men in Black: “For years—or perhaps even for centuries — the Men in Black have been elusive, predatory, fear-inducing figures, hovering with dis…
 
Not all movies try to be historically accurate, and yet they still depict moments in history. To help us extract history from the satirical comedy, we’ll be chatting with professor, scholar, and author of Jesus of Hollywood and Bible and Cinema, Adele Reinhartz. Learn more about the true story Get Adele's books: Jesus of Hollywood: https://bookshop…
 
On September 7, 1956, Thomas Hutchinson, a resident of Moneymore, Ireland, put a head lock on a miniature UFO that had landed on his property. Thomas attempted to escort the object to the police department, but after placing it on a bush, the object spun quickly and took off into the sky. Stories of miniature UFOs, like Thomas Hutchinson's are ofte…
 
They go by many different names and are found in cultures all throughout the world. Trolls, Leprechauns, the fae, various legends of “The Little People” in Native lore, The “Hidden People” of Iceland. But Today, we’re calling them gnomes. Specifically UFOGnomes. Legends of little people have littered fairy-tales and literature for centuries. and so…
 
As a life long resident of the Adirondack region of Northern New York, books covering topics like ghosts and cryptids were slim. And aside from Night Siege, the Center for UFO Studies' examination of the Hudson Valley UFO flap of the 1980s, it was rare to find books about anomalous objects in the sky. And yet to the residents of the Hudson Valley t…
 
Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle at Dunkirk, was an event that many believe kept Britain in World War II before the United States even joined the fight as it took place between May 26 - June 4, 1940. Today we'll be chatting with Joshua Levine, who was the historical consultant on the 2017 movie from director Christopher Nolan that depict…
 
CW: Domestic Violence, Childhood Sexual Assault In 1994 Jean Bilodeaux, a field investigator for MUFON in California, received a phone call form a woman. The voice on the other end of the phone said, “May I talk to you? I saw a UFO.” The woman, given the pseudonym Callie initially called to talk about her own UFO sighting, but soon she began to dis…
 
When Close Encounters of the Third Kind was released to wide audiences, it was believed by some in the UFO community that it would have an impact on UFO reports. And yet it didn’t. CEIII reports continued to vary during a time when UFO contact wasn’t homogenous with reports of the grays, tall nordics and reptilian shape changers that has dominated …
 
CW: ANIMAL DEATH, ANIMAL KIDNAPPING On September 21, 1967 Harry King went to the fence to give Nelly Lewis' prized Appaloosa Horse, Lady, her usual treat for the day. He grew concerned when she failed to show up. A short time later, her body was found, mutilated. Lady's death was quick to make newspaper headlines because of the unusual condition he…
 
Today we'll be talking about the 1956 movie The Conqueror with author Ryan Uytdewilligen. Learn more about the true story Get Ryan's book, Killing John Wayne: https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9781493058471 Find all of Ryan's work: https://ryanuytdewilligenauthor.com/ Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode…
 
UFO witnesses who describe contact with otherworldly beings are often told "do not be afraid", that the beings "mean them no harm." On this episode of the Our Strange Skies podcast, the opposite is the case. For this episode I'm joined by Derek Hayes, the host of the Monsters Among Us podcast, a paranormal expert for the Travel Channel's Paranormal…
 
When I ask a guest to be on the podcast, I often given them a list of topics to chose from, but with Stephanie Quick it started with a DM that began "Are you familiar with the Trancas Incident?" I don't know why Stephanie was the right person for this episode, but she was. The deeper we looked into this incident, the more synchronicities we found. …
 
We're joined by author Sheila Myers to learn about the real character of Thomas 'Doc' Durant in AMC's Hell on Wheels. Want to hear more stories of the Durant family? Start the Durant Family Saga with the first book: Imaginary Brightness: a Durant Family Saga - A Novel: https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9781506181325 Or pick up Sheila's new book The Truth…
 
It's safe to say that the new logo for the podcast is a fair representation of what would happen if I were to meet an alien in an open field. For our guest this week, Katie Webb, the opposite is the case. She talks candidly about her experiences and her takeaways from them. On this installment of our Witness series, Katie talks about her first UFO …
 
The Yukon has this reputation where the sky is a theater itself. It’s a place known for its lights in the sky, where from August to April the Northern Light can be seen against a backdrop of stars. It’s the kind of isolated place that you’d think most UFOs would avoid, but in the mid 1990s, Yukon became a place where enormous UFOs would be reported…
 
In 1968 Gordon Creighton of Flying Saucer Review received a rather angry letter from a man named F.D. Marrow of Flemington, New Jersey. Marrow, a Klass apologist, was concerned that he was doing a disservice to UFO research by comparing UFOs and ghostly phenomenon. “On this basis UFOs will never communicate with the authorities or the average man, …
 
1973 was an unprecedented year for abduction cases. 10 abduction cases were reported that year, 8 of which occurred during a 17 day period from October 11-28. Many of them would become infamous in the UFO community. The abduction of Patty Roach and her children was featured in an episode of In Search Of... alongside the story of Carl Higdon. The mo…
 
Author Richard Munson joins the podcast to discuss the historical accuracy of the 2020 movie 'Tesla.' Dig deeper into the true story Pick up Richard's book called Tesla: Inventor of the Modern https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9780393358049 Find more of Richard's work: https://www.richardmunson.com/ Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript…
 
"The fall of 1973 saw one of the largest and most concentrated waves of UFO reports in history... But the strangest reports from 1973 were of humanoid entities often seen in association with UFOs. I recorded 70 reports of this type during the 5 months from August through December, 1973. Of these, 55 took place in the continental United States, 36 i…
 
The Year of the Humanoids was a unique time in UFO history. Over the course of four months, the eastern United States saw a high concentration of UFO sightings characterized by unique humanoids in association with them. Bigfoot type creatures, BAEliens, catfish-like creatures, and a myriad of other odd beings doing odd things. During that time in 1…
 
The Place Bonaventure Hotel Incident is the quintessential UFO event involving a big UFO hovering above the outdoor pool of a Hilton hotel in downtown Montreal. For nearly three hours, 40+ eyewitnesses looked upon a UFO, including journalists, police officers, members of the RCMP, and military personnel. On this episode, Brian Hastie from Double De…
 
The 2020 movie Worth shows how Kenneth Feinberg (played by Michael Keaton) and Camille Biros (played by Amy Ryan) tackled the impossible task of determining the worth of life to help families affected by the September 11th attacks. Kenneth and Camille join us today to chat about what the movie got right, what it got wrong and a peek into the true s…
 
"There are no other cases, this is the case" Frank Galvin, played by Paul Newman in Sidney Lumet's 1982 classic, The Verdict, said. And it's a line that our guest for this episode, Richard Hatem, repeated multiple times. In the film, Galvin starts repeating the line when all hope seems lost. In a parallel to the 1994 Ariel School Landing, the being…
 
In 1994 it was not uncommon to see experiencers featured on shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show or Geraldo Rivera. The public attention that the Roswell Crash, Whitley Strieber, Budd Hopkins, and John Mack received pushed the UFO into the mainstream like it had never been before. In Australia, a country who's UFO beliefs were very conservative, a sto…
 
Dr. Brian Dirck is a Professor of History at Anderson University and author of multiple books on President Lincoln. He joins us today to chat about the real history behind the fantasy/horror movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Want to learn more about the real story? Here are some resources to get you started: The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln …
 
Through the annals of UFO lore and literature, there are tales of short humanoid beings with long ears, beings that seem to be ripped straight from the pages of fairy lore, beings that resemble bridge trolls and fauns. On this episode, Greg Newkirk, Director of the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult, Executive Producer of Hellier and the u…
 
On episode 77, I presented a wave of UFO activity from 1972 that was witnessed throughout South Africa. On this episode we head over to Argentina where an odd series of "train-like" objects were spotted in the month of July. The main feature of this case, is a series of sightings that took place at the Renault auto manufacturing plant where multipl…
 
On this special bonus episode, Spencer Wirth-Davis stops by to talk about his new podcast, Finding Quantum Quest, the mysterious experiences of Joyce Bowles and the frustrations of UFO evidence and the extraterrestrial hypothesis. Sources:Joyce Bowles account in Flying Saucer Review The North Reddish Humanoid Encounter Videos of Joyce Bowles talkin…
 
Today we'll be learning about George Armstrong Custer as he was depicted in the classic 1941 film They Died with Their Boots On. To help us separate fact from fiction in the movie, we’ll be chatting with Professor Gregory J. W. Urwin from Temple University. Gregory is a military historian and author of Custer Victorious: The Civil War Battles of Ge…
 
Often when UFO cases are written about in journals and reviews, particularly when they're from other countries, there is a lack of nuance and cultural background. They are experienced in a vacuum. On today's episode writer, author, and television producer, Fred Andersson joins the pod to talk about some of Sweden's most fascinating, bizarre and abs…
 
Through the annals of alien and UFO lore lives a population of beings so vast and different that it confuses the mind and the senses. The vast differences from sighting to sighting leave so much room for speculation, especially as it relates to the origins of these beings. But what happens when the beings among us try to disguise themselves as huma…
 
The 1982 movie Frances tells the story of Hollywood actress Frances Farmer and how her struggles with mental health issues affected her career. We'll be joined by writer and author Jack El-Hai to learn about the film's historical accuracy. Get Jack's Books The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Ill…
 
When one of his crew members called out sick, Everett "Carl" Higdon, a resident of Rawlins, Wyoming, borrowed the company truck, and set out for McCarty canyon to hunt elk with his new 7MM Magnum rifle. Along the way, he ran into two guys who were having trouble with their truck. As a nod of appreciation for helping them out, they directed Carl to …
 
For decades, UFO reports from inside the Soviet Union were leaked to various UFO researchers and writers. Flying Saucer Review often printed UFO accounts from behind the Iron Curtain, which was risky, because it was forbidden to write about UFOs in the Soviet Union. And then, in 1989, UFO secrecy seemed to drop overnight. News of a now infamous lan…
 
Moneyball tells the story of sabermetrics and the Oakland Athletics' 2002 season and joining us to separate fact from fiction is attorney Will Cooper, who worked in the A's clubhouse during the timeline of the movie. Special thanks to podcastguests.com for helping to facilitate this interview. Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript…
 
Hello Patrons! Here is the early release of the next episode!On today's episode of the Our Strange Skies podcast, we bring you a pair of fairy tales from New York. In November of 1964 a newly married woman, along with her mother in law, observed two UFOs, and a crew of 10-12 normal looking people, repair their craft for over FOUR HOURS! In the seco…
 
George Wheeler never expected to see two, let alone one, but his second sighting was different. From the top of Tuttle Hill in Elmwood, Wisconsin, a bright, glowing object hovered 100 feet in the air. George knew what to do this time, and he picked up the radio, and described everything he could to dispatch. And then, the radio went dead... Elmwood…
 
Dionisio Llanca awoke in a strange place in the early morning hours of October 28, 1973. He was inside a corral that stored a bunch of different carts with no memory of who he was, where he was, or even where he lived. He wandered out onto a road before he blacked out and woke up in the hospital a few days later. What happened in the moments before…
 
The earliest abduction cases, like those of Betty and Barney Hill and Antônio Villas Boas, were strange and new. Cases in which people were kidnapped by alien beings were rare. So rare, in fact, that they had never appeared in print before. But when they did cases started to emerge, slowly, into the ufological psyche. One of the earliest cases invo…
 
Historian and author John Neal Phillips joins the show to chat about the historical accuracy of the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde. Get John's Books Running With Bonnie and Clyde: The Fast Yen Years of Ralph Fults: https://oupress.com/books/9782441/running-with-bonnie-and-clyde My Life with Bonnie and Clyde: https://oupress.com/books/9781566/my-life-w…
 
It wasn't long after Kenneth Arnold's infamous sighting, in June of 1947, that the humanoids appeared. First in Brazil and then in Italy. Early humanoid cases were few and far between, and and when they did appear, they were devoid of detail or the beings that piloted their UFOs were very strange. Some were 7 feet tall, others had 4 thumbs, and som…
 
The ufological landscape of 1989 was very rigid. Long since gone were the humanoids of old, replaced with the greys: short humanoid beings with grey skin, big heads, and terrifying eyes that resembled black inky pools. Cattle mutilations were happening in record number, and by 1980 they had been linked to the UFO, and secret government tests. 1989 …
 
Aside from a few stray cases, such as that of Elizabeth Klarer, and the roadside encounter of a disc shaped object by two constables in Pretoria, the UFO was an unfamiliar sight in South Africa. That all changed in 1972 when "Bennie" Smit opened fire on a strange egg shaped object skulking around his farm. The shots heard 'round Braeside farm led t…
 
Today we'll be chatting with the Creator and Showrunner of the History Channel's Project Blue Book about what it takes to create a TV show that is inspired by true events. Sign the Save Blue Book Petition Learn more about the campaign to save Season 3 of Project Blue Book on http://savebluebook.com and please make sure to sign the official petition…
 
Steven Naifeh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has a new book out called Van Gogh and the Artists He Loved. He'll be joining us today to learn about the 2018 movie At Eternity's Gate. Get the Book Steven's new book is an amazing depiction of Van Gogh's paintings and the artists who inspired him. Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Gogh…
 
Our three-part series covering HBO's The Pacific wraps up today with the last three episodes. Episodes we're covering today: 8. Iwo Jima 9. Okinawa 10. Home Want to learn more? Find Marty's work: D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion Down to Earth: The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Normandy Get Call of Duty: Vanguard Learn m…
 
We're continuing our look at the HBO miniseries The Pacific by looking at the three episodes that cover Peleliu. Episodes we're covering today: 5. Peleliu Landing 6. Peleliu Airfield 7. Peleliu Hills Want to learn more? Find Marty's work: D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion Down to Earth: The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in …
 
More often than not, these encounters, which are often fleeting, are reported from well known countries, like the United States, Brazil, Russia, and various countries throughout Europe. One continent that doesn't get highlighted enough is Africa. And yet, Africa offers us a unique look at the phenomenon through a multi-cultural lens. This episode o…
 
Today we're kicking off a three-part series on the HBO miniseries The Pacific by looking at the first four episodes. Episodes we're covering today: 1. Guadalcanal/Leckie 2. Basilone 3. Melbourne 4. Gloucester/Pavuvu/Banika Want to learn more? Find Marty's work: D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion Down to Earth: The 507th Parachut…
 
The body of ufology, and other areas of paranormal study, are comprised of experiences that are collected, catalogued, debated, theorized, and sometimes debunked. They are presented time and time again as proof of something otherworldly happening in our world or seen as just crazy stories told by crazy people. I, for one, have never shied away from…
 
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