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Anomalous Fascination

Anomalous Fascination

By Anomalous Fascination
The mysteries of the universe are vast. Whether they are light years away, in a far off country, in things we use everyday, or even our own backyard...they never seem to have an explanation...they just ARE. This podcast seeks to bring these unexplainable phenomena to our audience, while making it easy for anyone to understand. If nothing else, by listening to this, you’ll sound a lot smarter at parties.
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The Fermi Paradox
In Episode 17, we're getting back to outer space...with a familiar friend that seemingly shows up everywhere in this show...aliens. We'll be tackling a question that a well known physicist once posed...."where are they?"... Lets take a stroll, shall we? Sources https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_paradox https://www.biography.com/scientist/enrico-fermi https://www.britannica.com/story/the-fermi-paradox-where-are-all-the-aliens https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Drake Music: Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their song  "Watching tower". You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com. And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their songs "The Healing" and "White Atlantis" You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing
19:31
March 2, 2021
The Great Sheep Panic
In Episode 16, we will be discussing a bizarre, but more light hearted subject. When something so frightening and alarming occurred...that thousands of sheep would go absolutely berserk... Lets take a stroll, shall we? Sources https://esoterx.com/2015/07/14/the-mysterious-oxfordshire-sheep-panic-of-1888/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Sheep_Panic https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020/08/the-strange-case-of-the-great-sheep-panics-of-oxfordshire/ Music: Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their song  "Watching tower". You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com. And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their songs "The Healing" and "When You Leave" You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing
13:14
February 22, 2021
The Hinterkaifeck Murders
In Episode 15, we will be discussing a truly haunting unsolved and unexplainable murder case. Almost 100 years after the crime, we still can't say with any certainty what exactly happened...or who did it......Lets take a stroll shall we? Please note this episode has been marked "explicit" as there are some challenging ideas and discussions of violent events. (Nothing worse than your typical true crime show, but did not want anyone to be surprised). Sources: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/502044/chilling-story-hinterkaifeck-killings-germanys-most-famous-unsolved-crime https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinterkaifeck_murders https://www.ranker.com/list/hinterkaifeck-farm/cat-mcauliffe Music: Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their song  "Watching tower". You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com. And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their songs "The Healing" and "Far Out There" You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing
19:55
February 14, 2021
The Bouvet Island Mystery
In Episode 14, we will be exploring yet another unexplainable mystery. This time, on a desolate island in the south Atlantic. Isolation is a strange thing...it can be peaceful and freeing under most circumstances...but sometimes amidst the quiet of isolation...something can always show up to turn your peace against you......lets take a stroll shall we? Sources: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Bouvet_Island#:~:text=the%20United%20Kingdom.-,Mystery,life%20boat%20on%20that%20lagoon. https://oceanwide-expeditions.com/blog/bouvet-island-the-most-remote-island-in-the-world https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouvet_Island https://excitingearth.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/the-mystery-of-bouvet-island/ https://mikedashhistory.com/2011/02/13/an-abandoned-lifeboat-at-worlds-end/ Music: Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their song  "Watching tower". You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com. And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their songs "True Love" and "The Healing". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing
15:16
February 2, 2021
The Hope Diamond Curse (Paranormal)
In Episode 13, we will be discussing our first "paranormal" episode...and since it is episode 13, released on the 13th...what better topic than curses. More specifically, a diamond so spectacular, that despite its centuries of tragedies brought to everyone who possesses it...people can't help but keep buying it and passing it down for generations. Lets take a stroll Shall we? Sources: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/59504/10-allegedly-cursed-objects-throughout-history https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/19579/quick-10-10-victims-hope-diamond-curse https://www.si.edu/spotlight/hope-diamond/history https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Diamond https://www.thoughtco.com/the-curse-of-the-hope-diamond-1779329#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20legend%2C%20a,for%20all%20who%20touched%20it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_France https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XVI Music: Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their song  "Watching tower". You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com. And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their songs "The Loneliness" and "The Healing". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing
20:23
January 13, 2021
The Tunguska Event
In Episode 12, we'll be taking a trip back to 1908 in Pre-soviet Russia...to the Taiga of Siberia. We will be focusing on one particular day in late june...when an awe-inspiring cataclysmic event rocked the Taiga...sending shockwaves all across the world..... Lets take a stroll shall we? Ep 12 Sources: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-tunguska-mystery-100-years-later/#:~:text=Exactly%20100%20years%20ago%20a,remnant%20of%20the%20impact%20body. https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30jun_tunguska https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2020/10/12/new-theory-suggests-tunguska-explosion-was-a-656-foot-wide-asteroids-near-miss-with-earth/?sh=685614e43acb Music: Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their song  "Watching tower". You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com. And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their songs "Gray Drops" and "The Healing". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing
20:26
January 5, 2021
The Stuff of Nightmares
In Episode 11, we'll be doing a slightly shorter episode...covering events in the early 1980s...that were truly, truly haunting. A story of a people having faced so much hardship...and given one more reason to stay up at night....lets take a stroll shall we? Ep 11 Sources: https://www.history.com/news/nightmare-on-elm-street-real-inspiration-hmong-death?fbclid=IwAR3ZniYASTFl4fqhEdFWQ7t-hBKFExWzIymsauKshFY0uqn_qTcTPzTmkck https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_arrhythmic_death_syndrome#:~:text=This%20syndrome%20occurs%20in%20populations,the%20United%20States%20and%20Canada. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/JAHA.117.007837 https://closeronline.co.uk/entertainment/soaps/read-horrifying-true-story-inspired-nightmare-elm-street/ https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/laos-forgotten-killing-fieldsandquot/Content?oid=2174619 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hmong_people https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1981/02/27/medical-riddle-hmong-deaths-in-us/8601cef2-a502-4438-b4ba-7e754ab52659/ Music: Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their songs "Arctic Fog" and  "Watching tower". You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com. And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their song "The Healing". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing
13:40
December 29, 2020
Mass Hysteria
In episode 10, we'll be covering a topic that is not only unexplainable in and of itself...but also seems to find its way into  many of history's most unexplainable and interesting events. It's time to talk about what Mass Hysteria is....and most importantly....what it isn't.... Sources: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322607#What-is-mass-hysteria? https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/the-controversy-of-female-hysteria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_hysteria_cases#1500%E2%88%921800 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollinwell_incident http://www.theinfolist.com/php/SummaryGet.php?FindGo=mass_hysteria https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2655.html https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/the-controversy-of-female-hysteria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Gasser_of_Mattoon Music: Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad".    You can find more from them at:   http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad    Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their songs "Learning from Kids" and  "Watching tower".  You can find more from them at:   http://secretpress.bandcamp.com.    And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their song "The Healing".   You can find more from them at:  http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing
24:22
December 22, 2020
Fairy Circles
In Episode 9, we are going to be diving into the lore and science surrounding Fairy Rings and Fairy Circles (yes, weirdly they are not the same thing). It will be a wild ride as we venture from a world of old British fantasy, all the way to modern day Alien conspiracy theorists....lets take a stroll shall we? Sources: http://www.fairyring.ca/fairyringfolklore.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_ring https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_circle_(arid_grass_formation) https://www.marlabrooks.com/post/2016/07/25/never-ever-step-into-a-fairy-ring http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2001/05/17/297489.htm#:~:text=William%20Withering%20dug%20into%20the,mushrooms%20that%20make%20fairy%20rings. https://www.britannica.com/science/fairy-ring https://ericwedwards.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/the-origin-and-lore-of-fairies-and-fairy-land/#:~:text=The%20term%20'fairy'%20is%20used,being%20of%20romance%20and%20folklore.&text=In%20European%20folklore%20and%20fairy,association%20with%20mortal%20human%20beings. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/fairy-circles-southern-africa Music:   Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad".   You can find more from them at:  http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad   Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their song "Watching tower". You can find more from them at:  http://secretpress.bandcamp.com.   And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their songs "The Healing" and "When you leave".  You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing
20:39
December 15, 2020
Suspended Animation and the Story of Jean Hilliard
In episode 8, we take a short trip back to 1980 and follow the story of Jean Hilliard, a 19 year old woman who had a first hand experience with the unexplainable science of "suspended animation"....lets take a stroll shall we? Sources https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Hilliard https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/25/jean-hilliard-northern-minnesota-frozen-survived https://allthatsinteresting.com/jean-hilliard https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/miracle-on-ice/ https://www.lvhn.org/stories/found-frozen-justin-smith-makes-amazing-recovery https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspended_animation Music:  Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad".  You can find more from them at:  http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad  Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their songs "Watching tower" and "Letting Go Again" You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com.  And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their songs "The Healing" and "By the Winds".  You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing
16:04
December 8, 2020
The Kentucky Meat Shower
In episode 7, we go back in time to the late 1800s...a time when big things were happening all around...unless you lived out in rural America. Until one fine day, an event so bizarre happened...that it changed a small Kentucky town forever....Lets take a stroll shall we? Sources:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_meat_shower https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/the-great-kentucky-meat-shower-mystery-unwound-by-projectile-vulture-vomit/ https://www.vice.com/en/article/kzkmgw/the-mystery-of-the-kentucky-meat-shower https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/kentucky-meat-shower https://allthatsinteresting.com/kentucky-meat-shower https://www.census.gov/history/www/through_the_decades/fast_facts/1870_fast_facts.html https://www.juniorsbook.com/tell-me-why/what-was-the-mystery-behind-the-great-kentucky-meat-shower/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_rain Music:  Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad".  You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad  Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their songs "Watching tower" and "Flekkefjord" You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com.  And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their song "The Healing".  You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing.
16:06
December 1, 2020
The Purring of Cats
In episode 6, we go into more familiar territory...cats. Humans have known and loved cats for at least 4000 years...and yet despite all of that time...one aspect of cats remains shrouded in mystery...the purr. Sources https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20180724-the-complicated-truth-about-a-cats-purr https://moderncat.com/articles/the-mystery-of-the-purr/#:~:text=Purrrrrrrr.&text=While%20the%20purr%20itself%20happens,to%20150%20vibrations%20per%20second. https://pets.webmd.com/cats/features/why-cats-purr#1 https://www.businessinsider.com/phenomena-science-cant-explain-2019-1#scientists-understand-how-cats-purr-but-theyre-still-not-sure-why-they-do-7 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purr https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/12312/how-do-cats-purr#:~:text=Biologists%20used%20to%20think%20that,the%20body%20into%20the%20heart. https://www.loc.gov/everyday-mysteries/item/why-and-how-do-cats-purr/ Music:  Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad".  You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad  Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their songs "Watching tower" and "Letting Go Again" You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com.  And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their song "The Healing".  You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing.
12:57
November 24, 2020
The Tamam Shud Case
In episode 5, we go deep into a death from the 1940s that is truly so unexplainable...that it is hard to say if it belongs more on Unsolved Mysteries...or the Twilight Zone.  So much so...that I had to make the episode longer in order to fit as many details as possible. Ready for a strange ride? Sources: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-body-on-somerton-beach-50795611/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamam_Shud_case https://somerandomstuff1.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/what-letters-comprise-the-mysterious-taman-shud-code/ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-01/will-the-mystery-of-the-somerton-man-ever-be-solved/10420794?nw=0 Music: Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their songs "Watching tower" and "Convert Congregation" You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com. And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their song "The Healing". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing.
22:19
November 17, 2020
Greek Fire
In Episode 4, we go far back in time to the Byzantine Empire.  Exploring a weapon that changed the game for naval warfare.....just...only for the Byzantines...because no one else could seem to figure out...how to replicate the weapon.  Sources: https://www.quora.com/Why-can-t-we-recreate-Greek-fire https://www.britannica.com/place/Byzantine-Empire https://www.britannica.com/technology/Greek-fire https://interestingengineering.com/greek-fire-the-byzantine-empires-secret-weapon-of-mass-destruction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_fire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine_Empire#:~:text=The%20Byzantine%20Empire%2C%20also%20referred,modern%20Istanbul%2C%20formerly%20Byzantium). Music: Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad   Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their songs "Watching tower" and "Further Discovery"  You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com.  And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their song "The Healing".   You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing.
16:24
November 9, 2020
“Reincarnation” and the Survival of the Human Mind
In episode 3, we review the research and studies of 2 researchers and their findings regarding the survival of the human consciousness after death.  Since the 1950s, a Dr. Ian Stevenson had made it his life's work to bring scientific validity to studies others won't touch....and the scary thing? The research....is promising.... Sources https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/02/there-is-a-paranormal-activity-lab-at-the-university-of-virginia/283584/ https://www.rd.com/article/chilling-reincarnation-stories/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stevenson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_B._Tucker#:~:text=Jim%20B.%20Tucker%20is%20a,and%20natal%20and%20prenatal%20memories. https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/our-research/children-who-report-memories-of-previous-lives/ https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/bering-in-mind/ian-stevensone28099s-case-for-the-afterlife-are-we-e28098skepticse28099-really-just-cynics/ Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad". You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad  Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their song "Watching tower" You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com.  And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their songs "The Healing" and "Far Out There.  You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing.
17:03
November 3, 2020
The Hum
In Episode 2, we search for a phantom that only shows itself to select portions of the population, leaving pain and confusion in its wake. Since at least the late 1960s, a global phenomena that started in England, the US, and Canada, has now grown to be found all across the world. It's called "The Hum", and it is wreaking havoc...but there just might be...some hope.  Sources:  https://thehum.info/newhummap/html_docs/  https://theconversation.com/cracking-the-mystery-of-the-worldwide-hum-60296#:~:text=One%20geoscientist's%20theory,%2C%20relentless%20and%20life%2Daltering.  https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/mar/13/what-is-the-mysterious-gl-hum-and-is-it-simply-noise-pollution  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hum Thank you to Kai Engel for the use of our theme song "Homeroad".  You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_09_Homeroad Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their songs "Learning from Kids" and "Watching tower"  You can find more from them at: http://secretpress.bandcamp.com.  And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their song "The Healing".   You can find more from them at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing.
14:02
October 31, 2020
The "Wow!" SIgnal
In episode 1, we look upward, gazing at the stars above us and receiving more questions than answers. This weeks episode discusses an event in 1977 that was so incredible and unusual, that scientists still have no answers for how it happened. (please note that the 2017 findings, while compelling, have not been widely accepted by everyone). Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their songs "Watching Tower" and "Convert Congregation".  You can find more from them at http://secretpress.bandcamp.com. And thank you to Sergey Cheremisinov for the use of their song "The Healing". You can find more from them at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Healing/The_Healing. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wow!_signal and https://earthsky.org/space/wow-signal-explained-comets-antonio-paris
11:14
October 28, 2020
Intro
Welcome to the Anomalous Fascination Podcast, where each week I bring you a topic that defies logic. No topics are off limits, but each topic has one common demoninator: No one on earth....is quite sure...why it is what it is or how it happened. Tune in each week as Andrew Clodfelter brings you a subject that fascinates him, but presented in a way that everyone can understand it (no calculus required).  Stay Tuned.... Thank you to Blear Moon for the use of their song "Watching Tower".  You can find more from them at http://secretpress.bandcamp.com.
01:03
October 27, 2020