Why do we think we aren’t alone? Extraterrestrial explores tales of alien encounters. Millions of people claim to have seen alien life, but no one can confirm any of it. Is there a more grounded explanation for these incidents, or is there really something lurking out there? Every Tuesday, we’ll examine reports of a different alien occurrence, and land on the most plausible explanation. Extraterrestrial is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
The great heroes of myth are known throughout the world. Their deeds are legendary. But what would these champions be without obstacles in their path? Dragons, sea serpents, giants, demons...they aren't merely foils to the hero. They are primal symbols reflecting ancient truths. Our new podcast, MYTHICAL MONSTERS, tells the stories of these beasts and asks what they represent to mankind. In this episode, we look at the legendary Kraken! To listen to the rest of this episode subscribe to MYTHICAL MONSTERS on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts!
After tens of thousands of people witnessed the so-called Miracle of the Sun, the Catholic Church tried to suppress and later control testimony regarding the miracle. Along with rumors of alien skulls stored in the Vatican archives, the church's strange behavior has led many to wonder if they're part of a massive alien cover-up.
In 1917, tens of thousands of people watched as the sun arced and dipped through the sky before it dried the area's water and bathed a field in shifting colors of light. While they attributed the strange experience to a divine miracle, today the Miracle of the Sun is considered one of history's first mass UFO sightings.
In our new show SPORTS CRIMINALS, we break down the crimes and careers of the most controversial sports figures in history. From kidnapping and murder to widespread corruption scandals, we give you the play by play of what lurks in the shadows of the sports world. New episodes come out every Thursday! In this clip we introduce the incredible rise and precipitous fall of Oscar Pistorius, who captured the attention of the world by participating in the 2012 Olympic games as a double-leg amputee. To finish this episode, subscribe to SPORTS CRIMINALS on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
If Jimmy Carter and Steven Spielberg wanted the American public to believe that aliens were friendly, Ronald Reagan and James Cameron wanted them to believe that the aliens wanted to destroy us all. Bruce Rux's theories continue into the 80s and beyond, as science fiction films take a turn toward war and violence. But is this a legitimate conspiracy, or a natural trend within the artform? Regardless, Hollywood has a long and sordid history of collaborating with the government.
Ever wonder how the stars correlate with our emotional blueprint? Gain insight in just three minutes with daily episodes that will help you navigate your day. Twelve signs, twelve podcasts. Delivering your destiny, daily.Find your daily briefing by searching the name of your sign, followed by “today,” or by visiting parcast.com/signs.
In 1938 in New York City, soon-to-be-acclaimed-filmmaker Orson Welles delivered his infamous broadcast of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. Many took it seriously and responded in terror. In 1977, up-and-coming filmmaker Steven Spielberg released his uber-realistic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. UFO enthusiasts immediately claimed that Spielberg was channeling the truth behind their beliefs.
Humans are the most adaptable species on the planet. We endure fierce blizzards, build communities in the blistering heat of the Sahara, erect societies on mountains. Our new podcast, NATURAL DISASTERS reminds us Mother Nature is ultimately always in control.In this clip, we take you through the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, a massive volcanic event that took both native Indonesian peoples and Dutch colonists by surprise. Subscribe to NATURAL DISASTERS to listen to the rest of this episode!
At the end of June 1947, aviator Kenneth Arnold saw nine flying saucers near Mt. Rainier in Washington state and helped spark the UFO craze at the beginning of the Cold War. A month later, he was in Tacoma, WA investigating the UFO sightings of two men near Maury Island. But when Army Intelligence is brought in to help, the investigation turns deadly.Parcasters - Ervil LeBaron was convinced that he was destined to rule over Earth as god’s chosen disciple, but so did his brother. Learn more about the LeBaron Clan this week on Cults! Subscribe to Cults on Spotify to listen now!
After the madness in Pascagoula, Calvin Parker attempted to lay low and live a normal life. But his friend Charlie, who gave out many interviews since the incident, had several repeat encounters. Charlie published a book about his experiences in 1983, but Calvin wouldn't speak out again until 2017, years after Charlie's death. Were both men lying this whole time for publicity? Or did they actually see something that affected their lives forever?Sponsors!Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code EXTRA during checkout!
In October of 1973, two men were fishing on the banks of the Pascagoula river in Mississippi, when they saw a pair of strange lights descend on them. Despite the complete lack of physical evidence, this is considered to be among the most believable UFO encounters of all time. The reason? Both men saw exactly the same thing, and in the 46 years since, neither have recanted their story.Sponsors!Care/of - For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter ALIENS.
In our new podcast, MEDICAL MYSTERIES, we follow desperate patients battling mysterious symptoms--from the bizarre to the terrifying--as determined doctors race against the clock for a diagnosis. From rare genetic disorders to a worldwide pandemics, we explore the high stakes world of medicine, and the secrets of the human body.In this clip, we introduce one of the most notable patients of all time, Joseph Merrick, otherwise known as “The Elephant Man.” To listen to the end of this episode, subscribe to MEDICAL MYSTERIES, on Spotify or anywhere you listen to Parcast Originals!
With the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, a plan for a joint mission to the moon between the United States and Russia was cancelled before it began. Decades later, as NASA's documents on the moon landing became declassified, some came to suspect that Kennedy's assassination occurred because he was preparing to reveal to the world the truth about UFOs.Parcasters - On today's episode of Mythology, we take on the legendary Odyssey, bringing the incredible journey to life! Subscribe to MYTHOLOGY today to hear the most notable stories in human history as you never have before.
During the summer of 1969, the Apollo 10 lunar mission orbited the dark side of the moon encountered unfamiliar signals coming from the moon's surface. After the famed Apollo 11 moon landing later that summer, word began to spread that the astronauts had encountered something alien on the moon. Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episode details the myth of the 27 Club, you won't want to miss it! Subscribe to The Dark Side Of on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
In the years since the Woodbridge Royal Air Force Base UFO sightings of December 1980, the witnesses have stood by their claims. However, some of their stories have become more outlandish. Skeptic Ian Ridpath has worked for decades to prove them wrong. Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!
In December 1980, multiple personnel at Woodbridge Royal Air Force Base were witness to a UFO darting through the forest next to the base. Just a few years later, details emerged as the witnesses claimed they were bullied into silence by the Royal Air Force. Sponsors!Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code EXTRA during checkout!
In 1884, the Fox sisters sparked a "spirit channeling" movement that inspired mystics, Nazis and UFO believers. Supposed medium Maria Orsitsch was all three of those things. However, illness and an alien-crazed pop culture landscape may well have contributed to her visions. Parcasters - This week on Mythology we explore stories of the ancient Sumerian underworld! Listen now on Spotify, or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!
Maria Orsitsch had been in psychic communication with aliens since she was a young girl. Her special ability took on a sinister angle when in World War 2, Maria began using her gift to aid the Nazis in constructing their very own UFO.Parcasters - How do you delegitimize a queen? Ensnare her in a diamond heist, of course! Tune in to GONE this week to hear about the plot to steal Marie Antoinette's diamond necklace. Listen to GONE on Spotify or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!
In June 1973, Bill Case and a slurry of UFO organizations such as MUFON and NICAP attempted to exhume a grave in Aurora, Texas that supposedly housed the corpse of an alien visitor. However, there may have been another explanation for the corpse, and the aircraft it crashed in. Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of we dig into the trial of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, and the media frenzy that followed. You might think you know the story, but the truth is much darker! Available now on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast!
In Sacramento, California, an unknown aircraft traveled over the city in 1896, filling citizens with awe. A year later, another mysterious aircraft was spotted over Aurora, Texas. This time, the ship crashed, and it left behind the remains of a pilot who was something other than human.Parcasters - Catch up on our most recent episode of Crimes of Passion, where we explore the Sutton-Taylor feud, a back and forth battle between former Confederate soldiers, and the lawmen tasked with bringing them to justice. Available now on Spotify, or wherever you listen to Parcast podcasts!
Zechariah Sitchin found evidence to suggest that aliens meddled in the affairs of the ancient Egyptians, and may have even influenced the stories of the Bible. But back in the 1970s, skeptics began to question his writings.Parcasters - This week on Assassinations we cover an assassination that altered the course of history by setting off the Second World War. Listen now at parcast.com/assassinations
Ancient Astronauts have become a cornerstone of science fiction storytelling, but in 1976, researcher Zechariah Sitchin of New York, introduced this concept to the world with his book, the 12th Planet. According to this work, the ancient Sumerian deities were no mere gods, but aliens from a world at the very edges of the solar system.Parcasters - Theodosia Burr Alston is more than a character in a song from Hamilton! Find out about her life and mysterious disappearance this week on Gone. Available now at parcast.com/gone
As livestock continued to mysteriously perish in the 1970s American West, U.S. Treasury Agent Donald E. Flickinger believed inmate Kenneth Bankston was the key to stopping this phenomenon. The ultimate culprit may not have been aliens after all, but the devil himself. Parcasters - You’ve heard of Pandora’s Box, and you know you don’t want to open it. But do you know the myth behind the saying? Check out Mythology today for this anticipated episode! Available now at parcast.com/mythology
Colorado's San Luis Valley is a place of idyllic beauty, but in September 1967, it was witness to the gruesome death of a beloved horse. Parts of the animal's skin and several of its organs were removed with surgical precision, which some believed could only be the work of other worldly surgeons.Parcasters - Could you survive a volcanic explosion? See if you've got what it takes by listening along to this week's episode of Surival, exploring the 1993 eruption of the Galeras Volcano. Available now on parcast.com/survival
For years, John Vasquez struggled to prove that he had been the victim of alien abduction while serving at a military base in Georgia in 1977. But soon, his story would gain credibility as a second soldier emerged to tell his version of events.Parcasters - Snake handling, murder, need we say more? Tune into Cults after this episode for our exploration of the Church of Jesus with Signs Following! Available now on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast!
Though John Vasquez had always looked back on his military service with pride, something about his infantry training in Georgia in 1977 had never sat right with him. When he decided to recover his memories from this time period using hypnosis therapy, he realized that his entire battalion had been the victim of alien abduction.Parcasters - Your small plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness in the middle of winter, what do you do next? Find out on our most recent episode of Survival! Available now at parcast.com/survival
In 1953, Orthon the Venusian took his favorite human on a joyride through the cosmos, but back on earth, skeptical forces were closing in. UFOlogist James Moseley aimed to prove once and for all that George was a fraud.Parcasters - Did aliens play a role in the sinking of Atlantis? Find out this week on Unexplained Mysteries and Conspiracy Theories, where we cover different theories regarding the ancient sunken empire.
The hit book of 1953 was “The Flying Saucers Have Landed.” Southern California was enamored with the book's author, who claimed to have met an extraterrestrial. Either he was the most important man to have ever lived, or one of the most successful con artists in history.Sponsors!Calm - Extraterrestrial listeners get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/EXTRA.
Paul Bennewitz, a UFO researcher living in New Mexico finally received confirmation that the government had come into contact with extraterrestrial life. But later that summer in 1980, he would realize too late that he was being manipulated by sinister forces that sought his destruction.Parcasters - Tune in to our new podcast, ESPIONAGE, for more stories featuring government cover ups and underground operations! Available now at parcast.com/espionage
New Mexico Highway patrolman Gabe Valdez got more than he bargained for when responding to a cattle rancher's call in June 1976. His career was irrevocably altered as he embarked on a decades-long search to find the connection between UFOs and cattle mutilation.Parcasters - One of the greatest true crime cases in ever told is also one of the most impactful events in our nation’s history! Can you guess which one it is? Find out now at parcast.com/assassinations
In 1978, a scintillating National Enquirer article revived the Roswell legend for a new audience. Then, in the 1990s, UFOlogists tracked down fresh clues that could prove the existence of aliens in the infamous New Mexico town.Sponsors!Calm - Extraterrestrial listeners get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/EXTRA.
Rancher Mike Brazel was thrust into the spotlight in 1947, he discovers the remains of an alien spaceship on the outskirts of a remote New Mexico town. The subsequent media frenzy and government cover-up would lead to perhaps the most endearing UFO story of all time. Parcasters - Check out our new show, Survival! In our first episode we covered Shin Dong-hyuk’s escape from a North Korean internment camp. Available now at parcast.com/survival
Some creatures defy description. Even those that saw the Mothman couldn't agree if it was a giant bird, a mutated man or...something more. But any citizen who lived in Point Pleasant, West Virginia from 1966 to 1967 will tell you that the Mothman was not the only strange being stalking folks that year. Parcasters - Can’t get enough of the unknown? Check out our Unexplained Mysteries podcast, where we have recently covered the Holy Grail, Bermuda Triangle, and Cleopatra’s Tomb! Available now at parcast.com/unexplained
Over the past century, multiple scientists have attempted to answer whether alien life truly exists through mathematical formulas and listening to the deepest recesses of the galaxy. Ultimately, none of these endeavors have yielded results. Since 1950 the Fermi Paradox suggests multiple possibilities: aliens are extremely rare, aliens have evolved at a different pace than humans, aliens are hiding themselves from us, or perhaps...they're already here.Sponsors!Calm - Extraterrestrial listeners get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/EXTRA.
In 1967, Dr. Frank E. Stranges published his autobiography “Stranger at the Pentagon” which detailed his many adventures with the Venusian Space Commander named Valiant Thor. While the book is allegedly factual, this supposed autobiography leaves out many details of Dr. Frank E. Stranges's life. Upon closer examination, Dr. Stranges proves to be much stranger than the spaceman he claimed to have met.Parcasters - Are you ready for a true story of strength and resilience? Check out our our new episode on John McCain on HOSTAGE, wherever you get your shows. Listen now at parcast.com/hostage
In 1957, an alien spacecraft landed in Alexandria, Virginia. From the craft emerged a Venusian space commander named Valiant Thor. He had come to Earth to speak with President Eisenhower and advise him on all manners of state.
This timeless intergalactic love story started with a chance encounter at the top of the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. In 1957, Elizabeth Klarer would be transported to Meton, her alien lover’s home planet. Sadly, the planet could not sustain human life so Elizabeth had to return to Earth, but not before conceiving a child with Akon. Parcasters - For more stories of forbidden love, check out our new podcast CRIMES OF PASSION! Listen now at parcast.com/passionSponsors!Shudder - Go to Shudder.com and use promo code EXTRA to try Shudder free for 30 days!
In the shadow of South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains, Elizabeth Klarer met the love of her life. The only problem… he wasn’t from this planet. Her new boyfriend, Akon, was an astrophysicist from the planet Meton in the Proxima Centauri System. The relationship would carry on through the 1950s and 60s, despite the distance.Parcasters - Be sure to check out our Conspiracy Theories podcast this week where they cover the UFO crash at Roswell.
They thought they could return to normal life after their hypnosis sessions with Dr. Benjamin Simon, but in 1966 the news of their abduction reached the media. Thrusted into the spotlight and forced to share their experience with visitors from another world, Barney and Betty Hill would become the grandparents of the UFO phenomenon.Parcasters - Check out Bill’s other great show Assassinations! Listen at parcast.com/assassinations
In 1961, while returning home to New Hampshire from a trip to Niagara Falls, all american couple, Barney and Betty Hill, were abducted and experimented upon by an alien crew. The effects of the other worldly trip changed their lives forever. Parcasters - Be sure to check out another great show of ours called Hostage. Listen at parcast.com/hostage.
Why do we think we aren’t alone? Extraterrestrial explores tales of alien encounters. Millions of people claim to have seen alien life, but no one can confirm any of it. Is there a more grounded explanation for these incidents, or is there really something lurking out there? Every Tuesday, we’ll examine reports of a different alien occurrence, and land on the most plausible explanation. Extraterrestrial premieres January 29th. Extraterrestrial is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
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