One of our Patreons, Alfred, asked us a great question which we try and deal with in this show. He asks, What is the evidence that whatever appears to be behind myriad phenomena (ufo's, sasquatch, fairies, etc) is a non-human intelligence? How do we know it is not a manifestation caused by some kind of collective human unconsciousness? What kinds of questions can we ask to determine which is the case?
This is the final part of the UFO History series that we started around 2 years ago with Mike Clelland and Aaron Gulyas. We cover Tom Delong, Military Abductions, Modern Hybrids, Wikileaks, Signals from Space, Dyson Spheres, and finally, the People from Earth TV Show.
Outro Music by Devo Spice, "Nothing but Truth".
Our first cycle of episodes will explore some local legends from York County, Pennsylvania beginning with Toad Road and the Seven Gates of Hell. In the first episode we talk a little about Toad Road and the Seven Gates, where they are, what they might be, and what they are not. We disprove some urban legends and head to Hex Hollow for discussions about powwow, witchcraft, ghosts, will-o-the-wisps, cryptid creatures, and the famous "hex murder".
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Episode 1 notes and links:
Much of the research for this episode was done for our first book, Beyond the Seventh Gate.
The Phillip Smith interview was done by Catherine Diehl.
Lon Strickler can be found at: Phantoms and Monsters.
Tara Vanflower: http://www.amazon.com/Tara-Vanflower/e/B007MMUS5Q
Jo Cosgrove: http://www.etsy.com/shop/barnaclebonesbooks
Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. darkhollerarts.com
Intro and background music by Stone Breath - which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com
In Part 10 of our 11 Part series on UFO History, I am joined again by Mike Clelland and Aaron Gulyas, and in this part we discuss the Sirius documentary, The Roswell Slides, the Disclosure Hearings, Art Bell, and The X-Files.
Outro music is from Eliza Rickman, the song is Pretty Little Head from her album O, You Sinners, available on Bandcamp.