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A View to a Vril

A View to a Vril

May 12, 2021

EPISODE 32 | A View to Vril

Did a 19th century novelist accidentally tap into a long hidden truth about an underground race of godlike beings who control an electrical fluid called the Vril? Of course not. But that hasn't stopped plenty of folks from claiming it as fact, including Theosophists, Nazis, New Agers, a race car journalist turned UFO church guru and psychologist Wilhelm Reich (kind of).  Just to name a few.

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SECTIONS

  1. 01:47 - Author, Author - Edward Bulwer-Lytton writes a book or 40
  2. 04:24 - The Coming Race, Blavatsky chimes in
  3. 08:25 - Vril für das Vaterland - supposition as history, the Society for Truth, the Black Sun, the Vienna Circle (2.0), Nazi occultism, the Morning of the Magicians
  4. 12:07 - Maria Orsic - the Vril Society, Nazi UFOs, alien contact, plus she was super pretty
  5. 14:43 - Karl Haushofer and the Vril Society
  6. 16:25 - What's the Time? It's Time to Get Vril! - Norbert Jürgen Ratthofer, Jan Van Helsing, Lords of the Black Stone (Templars meet Nazis), using telepathy to contact aliens, the aliens are a little bit racist
  7. 19:56 - The Vril can create or destroy, Foo Fighters, Operation Paperclip had a secret
  8. 21:29 - Just Vril Out, Man - Gray Barker & Valiant Thor (Commander X), Venusian space commander; Frank Stranges - preacher and prophet
  9. 25:36 - The Vrillon Incident - we interrupt this broadcast, Claude Vorilhon and International Raëlian Movement/Church
  10. 30:42 - Wilhelm Reich - Here Today, Orgone Tomorrow
  11. 36:03 - Mistakenly arrested, retreat to Orgonon, Maine, more allegations
  12. 38:15 - UFOs and HIGs becoming bothersome - Deadly Orgone Radiation (DOR), cloudbuster machines, weather control, HIGs (Hoodlums in Government), legal injunction, UFO battles in the desert, arrested again, the US government burns books
  13. 43:01 - Reich's legacy, a big hit with the counterculture
  • Music by Fanette Ronjat

LAPSUS LINGUAE:

I accidentally call the Isle of Wight the Isle of Wright at 27:46

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Scammers, Inc. - MJ-12, Bennewitz & Serpo

Scammers, Inc. - MJ-12, Bennewitz & Serpo

April 28, 2021

EPISODE 31 | Scammers, Inc. - MJ-12, Bennewitz & Serpo

Sometimes the crap piles up so high in the UFO world you'd need a flying saucer to stay above it all. And yet, man, these are some good stories! We look at three key events from the 1980s: the Majestic 12 claims, Project Serpo, and the sad & infuriating Bennewitz Affair. And some of the people who might be behind it all.

SECTIONS

  1. 01:32 - Majestic 12
  2. 02:27 - Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman! Jaime Shandera, Stanton Friedman & Bill Moore; the Cutler-Twining Memo and more
  3. 05:15 - The Dirty Dozen - original MJ-12 members
  4. 08:20 - James Forrestal - an untimely death
  5. 09:30 - Later rumors about Forrestal
  6. 10:06 - Other possible Council of Twelve candidates
  7. 10:47 - Bill & Dick's Bogus Journey - the FBI investigates, Friedman theorizes, Moore probably started it all, Linda Moulton Howe talks with Richard Doty
  8. 16:09 - Majestic by Any Other Name - Tim Cooper & Robert Wood continue MJ-12 stuff
  9. 17:00 - Milton William Cooper (again!)
  10. 18:07 - Cooper's affidavit on MJ-12 - What a story! (and a possible source for "Q-level clearance")
  11. 27:12 - The Bennewitz Affair - Paul Bennewitz reports strange things, gets targeted by fake M.I.B.s
  12. 29:01 - Richard Doty takes over the campaign, he & Bill Moore drive Bennewitz insane...on purpose
  13. 29:54 - Doty & Moore talk grey aliens, Dulce Base
  14. 30:56 - Project Beta - the elaborate story Bennewitz believes, and it ends badly for him
  15. 34:34 - Project Serpo - a human-alien exchange program with Zeta Reticuli outed by Richard Doty, another complicated tale
  16. 39:00 - Bill Ryan starts a Serpo website, possibly as part of a PR push for a book by Doty
  17. 40:41 - Len Kasten writes about Serpo, Howe & Doty chat, Steven Spielberg is in the loop
  18. 41:49 - Bob Lazar gets in on Serpo (natch)
  19. 43:15 - The Truth is (Not) Out There - The Imaginary Intelligence Agency or Scammer's, Inc. 
  20. 44:20 - An attempt to weave it all together, and an invitation to Doty & Moore
  21. 48:33 - Follow the breadcrumbs

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UFOs in Czecho

UFOs in Czecho

April 14, 2021

EPISODE 30 | UFOs in Czecho

Guest: Sam Beckwith, editor of Prague Pig

Today Conspiracy Clearinghouse celebrates one year of delving into the weird, so we thought we'd celebrate by doing a crossover episode with our sister podcast Prague Times. The UFO thing is not exclusively an American phenomenon, and even here in the Czech Republic, where we're based, there have been plenty of reports and reactions.

Prague-based journalist Sam Beckwith takes us through the most famous UFO sightings in the area (some going back centuries), how the Communists dealt with reports of strange craft, citizen-led initiatives, the Czech Silver Men, a UFO church and more. This is a special crossover episode with our sister podcast, Prague Times.

SECTIONS

  1. 02:00 - UFOs as cultural phenomenon, as narratives
  2. 07:50 - Projekt Záře
  3. 09:30 - Vranov nad Dyjí - the most famous Czech sighting
  4. 13:55 - A saucer too far - Communists hate mysteries, Nazi UFO in Prague
  5. 16:27 - Centuries of sightings - flaming wheels, time-displaced tanks
  6. 20:19 - Slatiny, 1938, the Číhošť Miracle, Loose lips get you killed
  7. 22:21 - Ostružná Nová Ves - a teeny spacecraft that sucks, Miličín - balls and figures in Czech Siberia, Don't call me stupid
  8. 26:55 - Aliens tour our spa towns, The summer of '93 - sightings all over, including Svitavy
  9. 31:13 - The Silver Men (Stříbrňáci)
  10. 33:14 - Crop circles, Fidel's cigars, Are you normal?
  11. 37:19 - Universe People (Vesmírní lidé sil světla) - a Czech and Slovak UFO church
  12. 39:16 - Ashtar Galactic Command
  13. 41:44 - The Spooky Book and other Czech Forteana (coming soon!)
  • Music by Fanette Ronjat

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The Notorious M.I.B.

The Notorious M.I.B.

March 30, 2021

EPISODE 29 | The Notorious M.I.B.

One of the most sinister UFO-related phenomena - the Men in Black. Sure, they dress like the Blues Brothers, but they are super creepy and often menacing. And also pretty ineffective. And while they may have been created wholesale by a hoaxer, people have been reporting, and even photographing, them for years.

We're releasing this episode a day early to confound the MIBs.

SECTIONS

  1. 02:51 - First mention of the Men in Black
  2. 03:26 - The Uncanny Valley
  3. 05:18 - Beam Me Down, Bender - Albert Bender learns a thing or two
  4. 09:02 - Gray Barker - The man behind the myth?
  5. 12:03 - More Than a Few M.I.B.s
  6. 12:22 - John H. Stuart in New Zealand
  7. 13:20 - What detergent do you use? - Paul Miller's luminous silo
  8. 15:38 - The Solway Firth Spaceman - M.I.B.s #9 and #10 (or maybe #11)
  9. 18:43 - An M.I.B. gets random - Rex Heflin gets a lesson on the Bermuda Triangle
  10. 20:57 - I hope you have insurance - Robert Richardson has a crash
  11. 23:09 - I'm surrounded! - Carlos de Santos has a flyby
  12. 26:08 - Nothing up my sleeve - Herbert Hopkins sees a magic trick
  13. 29:05 - Mind yer business - UFO researchers get targeted
  14. 30:10 - More Recent M.I.B.s - Dan Aykroyd gets cancelled
  15. 33:01 - Niagara Falls and the Tale of Jack & Jeff (note: the website Out There with Ted has gone away since the recording of this episode - make of that what you will)
  16. 41:32 - John Keel on the Trail - another comprehensive (yet incomplete) theory & ultraterrestrials 
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Back in Black: BEKs, Black Helicopters, Black Knight & More

Back in Black: BEKs, Black Helicopters, Black Knight & More

March 17, 2021

EPISODE 28 | Back in Black: BEKs, Black Helicopters, Black Knight & More

Black is the new black. We in the West sure seem to have an issue with this darkest of dark shades. It often symbolizes nefarious things, especially in the conspiracy world. Black is the colour of my true love's hair, but it's also the colour of evil black-eyed children, Soviet cars, sinister black helicopters, mysterious secret aircraft and alien satellites. 

SECTIONS

  1. 02:32 - Black-Eyed Kids (BEKs)  - starts in the UK?
  2. 06:49 - starts in the US?
  3. 09:59 - Creepypasta & urban legends
  4. 12:42 - Black dogs, the woman in black
  5. 14:41 - Black Volgas - scary Soviet sedans
  6. 18:05 - Look, Up in the Sky!
  7. 18:17 - Black Helicopters - the New World Order, the Apocalypse & the Quadrant Sign Code
  8. 29:49 - Aurora, Stealth Bombers & Black Aircraft at Groom Lake
  9. 33:27 - The Blackstar
  10. 35:34 - The Black Knight Satellite - Aliens above us
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Walk Into My Parlour - Early UFO Abductions

Walk Into My Parlour - Early UFO Abductions

March 3, 2021

EPISODE 27 | Walk Into My Parlour - Early UFO Abductions

For several decades, people have been claiming that they've not only seen aliens in spaceships, they've been taken by them. And the aliens...did things to them. We'll look at some notable cases as well as false memory syndrome, sleep paralysis and alien abduction insurance.

SECTIONS

  1. 02:35 - Intro: Pop culture holds the seeds of the abduction movement
  2. 03:32 - Paleo-Abductions - early reports, mainly 
  3. 05:38 - AVB (Antônio Villas Boas, 1957)
  4. 09:55 - The Hill Abduction (Barney & Betty Hill, 1961)
  5. 15:33 - Private Investigations - the Hills ask for help, Betty has dreams
  6. 21:06 - Going Public & Going Under - the Hills share their story & try hypnosis
  7. 26:06 - The press gets the story & unwanted fame is the result
  8. 28:18 - School teacher Marjorie Fish works on the star map
  9. 30:19 - Ripples in the Pond - the Hills & pop culture, the Travis Walton abduction
  10. 32:44 - Possible explanations & legacy of the Hill case
  11. 35:27 - You Are Getting Sleepy - Budd Hopkins, the alien abduction industry & making babies
  12. 44:25 - Alien abduction insurance, polls & more
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Come On Vaccine! Vaccine Hesitancy & You

Come On Vaccine! Vaccine Hesitancy & You

February 17, 2021

EPISODE 26 | Come On Vaccine! Vaccine Hesitancy & You

Science marches on, eradicating debilitating diseases (among other things). However, there have always been some who are skeptical, or even downright hostile, to this. There are lots of reasons: maybe God wants your kid to get sick, the ingredients used are harmful and/or weird, or they have terrible side effects, like giving children autism; turning them into half-man, half-cow hybrids or making making males become homosexuals. Or maybe there are teeny, tiny mind control devices in them.

Or maybe all of these things are true. When you decide that science doesn't matter, and there's no such things as a fact, it's sort of a free for all of superstition and suspicion.

SECTIONS

  1. 02:00 - A quick overview of the situation
  2. 04:03 - Don't Have a Cow! The smallpox vaccine starts it all
  3. 08:12 - The Hospital of Dr. Moreau - Benjamin Moseley & others 
  4. 11:04 - DPT (diphtheria, pertussis [whooping cough] & tetanus) - Vaccine Roulette & Dravet Syndrome
  5. 15:01 - How to Make a Vaccine
  6. 18:39 - The 'Vid - How we got vaccines so fast
  7. 22:16 - MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella [German measles]) - (Former Dr.) Andrew Wakefield & the seeds of the modern anti-vax movement
  8. 25:23 - Pointing fingers at anti-vax celebrities - a not-quite-complete list
  9. 28:55 - Tweedle-dee's Logic - Some reasons for vaccine hesitancy
  10. 29:51 - Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble - Ingredients - Icky, weird, deadly stuff
  11. 33:19 - Heard of Herd Immunity? - A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
  12. 36:11 - Mother Nature Knows Best - Post-modern snake oil
  13. 37:12 - Big Pharma Wants You - It's all about the Benjamins
  14. 38:39 - Cloud-Cuckoo Land - The "out there" conspiracy theories & truly spotty logic
  15. 40:47 - Repercussions - Vaccine hesitancy affects us all
  16. 45:13 - Cutting Through the Noise - 18 steps for talking to the vaccine hesitant 
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The Dyatlov Pass Incident: More Than a UFO Story - The World Is Weird 4

The Dyatlov Pass Incident: More Than a UFO Story - The World Is Weird 4

February 3, 2021

EPISODE 25 | The Dyatlov Pass Incident: More Than a UFO Story - The World Is Weird 4

People love mysteries but also hate them. Unanswered questions drive us crazy, especially when the stakes are high. Like when someone dies. Or when nine people die on the side of a mountain in the dead of winter, found in various states on undress, with unexplainable wounds and missing body parts. The strange and provocative events of the Dyatlov Pass Incident have kept UFOlogists, cryptozoologists and people who just distrust the government very busy for the past 62 years.

SECTIONS

  1. 01:45 - The Dyatlov Pass Incident - The strange facts (who, where, when and what)
  2. 07:59 - CSI: Dead Mountain - Theories (avalanche, snow slab, katabatic wind, fight, animals, the official cause)
  3. 13:47 - Mullerovich & Scullina: Russia's Own X-File (UFOs, weapons test, gulag escape, infrasound, assassination, Russian Yeti)
  4. 21:31 - Smells like a cover up?
  5. 22:36 - But Wait, There's More! - An Enduring Mystery (The 2015-19 investigation, a new explanation, victim shaming, blogger Valentin Degterev, films & books)
  6. 27:58 - Man vs. Wild - Bad things can happen out there
  • Music by Fanette Ronjat

NOTE: to see pictures from the hikers and investigation, check out the video version of this episode on our YouTube channel

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Agenda 21 - This Land Is My Land

Agenda 21 - This Land Is My Land

January 20, 2021

EPISODE 24 | Agenda 21 - This Land Is My Land

A secret international elite plans to depopulate much of the earth, and enslave the rest of it. We know because they keep publishing papers about it. Like Agenda 21, a set of environmental goals created in 1992 and pretty much ignored ever since. This is really a declaration of war against freedom and the first step in the global takeover. And it starts with your land.

Yes, the New World Order is back, and this time it's about real estate, national parks and affordable housing led by internationalists who are Communists and/or Nazis and/or homosexuals.

SECTIONS

  1. 02:03 - What is Agenda 21?
  2. 06:05 - Eeeek! The New World Order!! - Birchers, Glenn Beck & the RNC
  3. 11:22 - Same As It Ever Was - Environmentalism is un-American
  4. 12:49 - The Wise Use Movement - When industrialists & off-roaders party together
  5. 14:19 - The Sagebrush Rebellion - Greed & land use
  6. 15:51 - Watt a Jerk - James Watt was a huge tool
  7. 17:34 - Keep on Truckin' - So where's that NWO, anyway?
  8. 18:15 - Building Back Better
  9. 19:49 - Soylent Green Is People! - Useless eaters & depopulation (chemtrails, war, & COVID-19)
  10. 26:10 - The Great Reset
  11. 29:55 - The Birchers keep the faith
  12. 31:25 - The Only Thing to Fear Is Fear Itself - A Mad Libs of paranoia, Ted Cruz & the Tea Party
  • Music by Fanette Ronjat

LAPSUS LINGUAE:

I say that the book Wise Use Agenda was by Ron Arnold. It was actually edited by Alan Gottlieb, but grew out of a a conference held by Arnold and Gottlieb.

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Signs, Grudges & Blue Books - Early UFOlogy

Signs, Grudges & Blue Books - Early UFOlogy

January 6, 2021

EPISODE 23 | Signs, Grudges & Blue Books - Early UFOlogy

Hidden inside the new COVID relief bill is a mandate for US Congress to be fully briefed on UFOs, so it might be worth it to take a look at the early days of UFO sightings and American investigative efforts.

And tomorrow is the anniversary of the Mantell UFO Incident, called by some the first UFO-related death on record. But is it? Depends on who you believe.

SECTIONS

  1. 03:06 - The Mantell UFO Incident - January 7, 1948
  2. 07:13 - Suspicions Are Raised
  3. 08:51 - The Chiles-Whitted UFO Encounter - July 24, 1948
  4. 10:47 - The Gorman UFO Dogfight - October 1, 1948
  5. 16:50 - Early Days - UFOs 1883-1947 - cows in space, racist aliens, dead aliens & Foo Fighters
  6. 21:47 - Maury Is. & Mt. Rainier - June 1947 - origin of "flying saucers" & "Men in Black"
  7. 25:17 - SAUCER to Sign; Great (Green) Balls of Fire - Investigations & green fireballs
  8. 29:47 - Grudge Match
  9. 32:23 - Sidebar: The Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter - August 21, 1955: origin of "little green men"
  10. 38:04 - The Golden Age of Blue Book - Origin of "UFO" plus the Hynek Scale
  11. 39:56 - The Robertson Panel puts a lid on it
  12. 42:14 - End of an Era - Blue Book dies, "UFO" into "UAP", AATIP dies, UAPTF ongoing
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