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Hysteria 51 is a weekly “odd-cast” that takes an every-man approach to conspiracy theories, aliens, mysteries, paranormal, the unusual, and the unexplained. Hosts John Goforth, Brent Hand, and Conspiracy Bot (a cranky robot bent on world domination who also happens to be the show’s head researcher) examine a different topic each week and generally come to one conclusion…the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.
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Jonestown - The Monster | 125
Don’t drink the Kool-Aid. We’ve all heard it, heck most of us have said it. An anachronism from the 80's that has come to simply mean to not completely buy into an idea whether good or bad. But the roots of the phrase are so much more severe…so much more frightening. Whether it be by their own hand or forcibly – these poor souls died in the steaming jungles of Jonestown, Guyana at the order of their leader. A maniacal, drug addicted cult leader named Jim Jones. In this first of two episodes we explore the man responsible. How could one man hold that much power over his followers? What would compel a man to ask almost 1,000 people to lay down their lives? Are monsters born monsters or do they turn into them? We dive into all of those light questions this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot grows his business as people are actually buying his product (we don’t know who), Joe Peck is back on the show for the 2nd week in a row (we don’t know how), and Kevin Crispin makes his triumphant return with special guest Chris Marcum (we don’t know why). All of that and more on the podcast that wasn’t at Jonestown, but one of our favorite albums is Sam’s Town - Hysteria 51. Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV BooksRaven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People | Tim Reiterman VideosReturn to Jonestown- Survivors revisit site 40 years after the tragedy | Sunday Night Jonestown: Life and Death of Peoples Temple | DocumentaryJonestown: Paradise Lost | Documentary A People's Temple Meeting With Jim Jones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUE5OBwDpfsWebsitesEncyclopedia Britannica - https://www.britannica.com/event/Jonestown-massacre Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_JonesThe Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/17/an-apocalyptic-cult-900-dead-remembering-the-jonestown-massacre-40-years-onTime - http://time.com/longform/jonestown-aftermath/Rolling Stone - https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/jonestown-jim-jones-bodies-memorial-756320/ Rolling Stone - https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/jonestown-13-things-you-should-know-about-cult-massacre-121974/Biography -https://www.biography.com/people/jim-jones-10367607PBS - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/jonestown-bio-jones/ThoughtCo - https://www.thoughtco.com/jim-jones-and-the-peoples-temple-1779897Alt Jonestown - https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=14026Intro Music:Nervous Piano - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
The Kardashev Scale | 123
How advanced is our civilization? Hot Pockets? Check. Cat memes? Check. Total control of our planet’s resources, weather, and energy? Well…we’ll get back to you. That’s the basic premise of the Kardashev Scale. It’s a simple test to judge a civilization’s technological advancement. The scale ranges from 0 (we’re a 0.7) to a 6 or 7 (think omnipotent beings). This week we explore where we are, where we’re (hopefully) going, and how we can get there. Plus, Conspiracy Bot gives himself an upgrade to SUPER C (he’s been playing too much NES), the neighborhood cats are back in his cross-hairs (he drank a bottle of Malört), and we talk how Pluto has gotten the shaft (#teamPluto). All of that and more on the podcast that didn’t know you in high school, but if we had we would have beat up any other podcasts that made fun of your Magic the Gathering collection – Hysteria 51. Research sources: Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IVBooks:Evolving the Alien: The Science of Extraterrestrial Life by Jack Cohen and Ian StewartParallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos by Michio KakuWizards, Aliens, and Starships by Charles L. AdlerVideo:Michio Kaku: 3 types of Civilizations - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GooNhOIMY0The Kardashev Scale - Type I, II, III, IV & V Civilization – Documentary - https://bit.ly/2DQgZQqWebsites:Futurism - https://futurism.com/the-kardashev-scale-type-i-ii-iii-iv-v-civilizationWikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardashev_scaleWikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_energy_consumption Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Kardashev Curiosity - https://bit.ly/2sIiZ7e Gaia - https://www.gaia.com/article/type-one-kardashev-scaleTass - http://tass.com/science/896683 and – of course – HowStuffWorks.Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for you H51 Gear!You can follow us at the following:FacebookGroupTwitterInstagramSnapchatRedditiTunesWebsite

The Kardashev Scale | 123

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Nuclear Boy Scout: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Build a Nuclear Reactor | 122
Teenagers nowadays. No respect for their elders. I mean, as teens in our day we were walking uphill (both ways) to school in the snow. We didn’t have cellphones, we had pagers. If we needed a nuclear reactor, we built it in our backyard! Well, not all of us – but this week’s subject certainly tried. David Hahn was just another suburban kid, up until he MacGyver’d up a breeder reactor in his mom’s shed using not much more than a bunch of smoke detectors and old clocks. This week we dive into the how, where, and why of David Hahn – affectionately known as the Nuclear Boy Scout.  Plus, we learn why Conspiracy Bot has a thing for Wheel of Fortune (hint: it’s the repartee), we learn how many smoke detectors you can buy without raising an eyebrow (hint: it’s a lot), and for some reason C-Bot actually helped with this week’s show (hint: it involves homemade nuclear power). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never built a nuclear reactor, but that definitely reacts nuclearly (is that a word?) on occasion – Hysteria 51. Research sources: Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IVBooks:The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid and His Homemade Nuclear Reactor by Ken Silverstein Video:The Nuclear Boy Scout (2003) –documentary by Bindu Mathur The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij1ohDmme3sWebsites:CS Monitor - https://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0316/p16s03-bogn.html Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hahn The Daily Mail - https://dailym.ai/2HvWXyHHarper's Magazine - https://harpers.org/archive/1998/11/the-radioactive-boy-scout/ Fox News - https://www.foxnews.com/story/radioactive-boy-scout-charged-in-smoke-detector-theftFBI - https://vault.fbi.gov/david-hahn/David%20Hahn%20Part%2001%20of%2001/viewARS Technica - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/03/radioactive-boy-scout-died-of-alcohol-poisoning-not-radiation-father-says/Dangerous Laboratories - https://www.dangerouslaboratories.org/radscout.html The News Stack - https://thenewstack.io/memories-life-radioactive-boy-scout/ Tributes - http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/David-Charles-Hahn-103989982The Boy Scouts of America - https://www.scouting.org/ Homeland Security News Wire - http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/no-boy-scout-cannot-build-backyard-nuclear-reactorMysterious Universe - https://bit.ly/2sP25DWand – of course – HowStuffWorks.
Dulce Underground Base: Alien Base or Absolute BS?  | 121
Dulce, New Mexico: population 2,743…ABOVE GROUND! That’s right, according to some there is a secret base under Dulce that houses everything from classified US technology to reptilians. According to those same folks Dulce is one of the many underground facilities that Reptilians use to run experiments on humans. Oh, and there was a huge underground battle there between aliens and the US military. The aliens managed to win because they had advanced ray guns. And from there….the story REALLY starts to get strange. This week we grab our tinfoil hats and go down the reptilian hole as we explore the Dulce Underground Base. Plus, Conspiracy Bot stays sober long enough to do some writing (surprisingly true), we learn there is a Starbucks on Venus that employed Conspiracy Bot (not true at all), and Kevin Crispin is back in the lower 4th (fun and true)! All of that and more on the podcast that’s never fought reptilians underground, our battles have always taken place on Outworld  (Reptile wins!) – Hysteria 51. Special thanks to this week’s research sources: Books:The UFO Casebook by Kevin D RandleProject Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth by Greg BishopUnderground Alien Bio Lab At Dulce: The Bennewitz UFO Papers by Timothy Green BeckleyCosmic Top Secret: America's Secret Ufo Program - New Evidence by William F. Hamilton IIIOmni Magazine September 1983 Vol 5, No. 12Video:Underground Bases, Reptilians and the Battle for Humanity -Phil Schneider (DVD), Phil SchneiderDeep Underground Military Bases (DVD), The 6th Day (Movie)The Underground - Darcy Weir (Documentary) Paul Bennewitz and The Undergruond “ALIEN” Base at Dulce - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGojARi558sPhilllip Schneider - Underground Alien Bases- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xedmfAgx8egPrisoners of the Dulce Base by Sherry Shriner - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiU6_l5mWJUGeorge Knapp: The True Story of Paul Bennewitz and Dulce Base - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri-k3oWS3kQWebsites:UFO Casebook - https://www.ufocasebook.com/dulce.htmlWikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce_BaseRationalWiki - https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Dulce_baseThe Black Vault - http://www.theblackvault.com/documentarchive/the-dulce-base-in-dulce-new-mexico-the-subterrene/The Black Vault - :https://www.theblackvault.com/casefiles/leaked-underground-dulce-base-alien-photo-thomas-costello/Express - https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/765840/Alien-base-Tonto-National-Forest-The-Black-Vault-US-Forest-Service-FOISacred Texts - http://www.sacred-texts.com/ufo/dulce.htmBBS Radio - https://bbsradio.com/cgi-bin/webbbs/arch_config.pl?md=read;id=639Reptoid - http://www.reptoids.com/Vault/ArticleClassics/dulceTEChistory.htmDocumentary Tube - http://www.documentarytube.com/articles/phil-schneider--the-man-behind-the-alien-agendaDocumentary Tube - http://www.documentarytube.com/articles/max-spiers-all-the-conspiracy-theoriesSupernatural Magazine - http://supernaturalmagazine.com/articles/the-strange-saga-of-paul-bennewitz-and-the-undergruond-alien-base-at-dulceand – of course – HowStuffWorks.Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for H51 gear!
Antikythera Mechanism – The World’s First Computer? | 119
Imagine finding shipwreck from thousands of years ago and among the rest of the debris finding a laptop with instructions on how to use it. That’s ALMOST exactly what happened when the Antikythera Mechanism was found. OK, so it wasn’t exactly a laptop, but many refer to it as the world’s first analog computer. And no matter how you classify it, it certainly doesn’t fit the time frame it dates back to. How did the ancient Greeks create a machine so advanced that another example of its intricacies wouldn’t be found in the world for another century and a half? We attempt to get to the bottom of it or at least blame the aliens this week. Plus, the fellas talk about THEIR first computer, we’re able to compare the mechanism to both a magic 8-ball and Grays Sports Almanac, and Conspiracy Bot quotes bad 90’s music. All of that and more on the podcast that’s never built a fully functional computing machine that can output correct data (but we have Conspiracy Bot) - Hysteria 51.Special thanks to this week’s research sources: Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IIIBooks:The Antikythera Mechanism: The History and Mystery of the Ancient World’s Most Famous Astronomical Device Kindle Edition by Charles River EditorsA Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World by Alexander JonesDecoding the Heavens: A 2,000-Year-Old Computer--and the Century-long Search to Discover Its Secrets by Jo MarchantVideo:Technological Marvels of the Ancient World Season 1 ep 3 - ComputingMichael Wright - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eUibFQKJqINova: Ancient ComputerWebsites:Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanismNova: Ancient ComputerThe Antikythera Mechanism Research Project - antikythera-mechanism.grMental Floss - http://mentalfloss.com/article/81445/15-intriguing-facts-about-antikythera-mechanismThe Smithson - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/decoding-antikythera-mechanism-first-computer-180953979/Vox - https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/5/17/15646450/antikythera-mechanism-greek-computer-astronomy-google-doodleScience Daily - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080731143422.htmLive Science - https://www.livescience.com/55168-antikythera-mechanism-had-user-manual.htmland – of course – HowStuffWorks.Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for sweet H51 gear!You can follow us at the followingFacebookGroupTwitterInstagramSnapchatRedditiTunesWebsite
Nazca Lines – Peruvian Artwork or Alien Runways? | 117
The Nazca Lines are a group of ancient geoglyphs etched into desert sands of southern Peru. Made up of of over 10,000 lines, the figures are most visible from the air or nearby hilltops. The designs range from geometric patterns to animals and more. Why would an ancient culture spend the time and effort to etch out such elaborate and large designs? Is it simply an ancient artform? Were they an homage to the god(s) of the time? Or, were they an invitation…even a guide to a group viewing from the stars? We grab our brooms and dust off the Nazca Lines this week. Plus, the fellas talk about their favorite childhood art toys (Mainway’s Bag o’ Glass makes an appearance). Conspiracy Bot learns about yellow snow. And the merits of giving soldering irons to children is debated (it’s a good idea). All of that and more on the podcast that that’s never carved ornate messages into the earth for aliens, but we have written plenty of messages in snow…yellow snow - Hysteria 51.Special thanks to this week’s research sources: Raymond Walden IV, Erich von Däniken and Chariots of the Gods, Ranker.com, Wikipedia, wanderlust.co.uk, History.com, Unmuseum.com, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR, Ancient Aliens, Gaia (sort of), and – of course – HowStuffWorks.Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for sweet H51 gear!You can follow us at the followingFacebookGroupTwitterInstagramSnapchatRedditiTunesWebsite
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Comments (16)

Eric Jones

I feel John is closest. I believe that some of the pyramids were built by the Egyptians for toombs cuz they modeled those off of the giant structure they found and weren't sure what the hell its purpose was. I mean, we copied the design for a Casino.

Feb 16th
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Hurricane McLean

poorly researched

Feb 15th
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Eric Jones

No they don't have a cam on the ISS, then we could see the aliens

Feb 15th
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Eric Jones

I have personally built a rocket with a camera on board. I've seen the curvature. the Earth is round. period period. look it up. called it project R (named after rocket motor size) it was on the Discovery channel) okay gonna stop ranting now.

Feb 11th
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Cunning Hawk

So my Ouija board (homemade) has been malfunctioning. My transcript mostly read as insults directed at Joe Peck... I listened to this episode and now it all makes sense. Sadly the spirit(s) have no sense of time and ive given up trying to explain that they have the wrong board. The lack of Ouija ID on the other side is a real oversight that leaves me wanting.

Feb 9th
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El Fudge

Cousteau invented the open circuit demand SCUBA system that you’ve used if you’ve ever been diving. He was a celebrity later, but that was more of a capstone to a hugely successful career.

Feb 3rd
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Daniel Limeer

I'm sure someone noted this already, but Einstein was consider to be a wunderkind by his teachers. https://qbnets.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/the-truth-about-einsteins-bad-grades/

Jan 30th
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dis7ant

why isn't the title of this episode, "frothy mud volcanos caused by large bursts of methane?"

Jan 25th
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Stephen Cramer

Way to blast that poor guy on a public podcast for shitting himself.... twice! lmao

Jan 22nd
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Stephen Cramer

You guys should really look into the martial law and Walmart conspiracy, Do a show on that. look it up on YouTube There's a shitton of material on it.

Jan 19th
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Irby Kennedy

love this podcast. everyone should listen to a few episodes. it will grow on you.

Dec 19th
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Darryl Mooney

8mm

Dec 16th
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marcus

episode 114 might have had a lower quality audio file uploaded by accident.

Dec 6th
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El Fudge

Columbus’s Journal is not exactly reliable. He gave the original to Isabella I upon his return and she had copies made, but never returned the original and it has been lost since 1504. Nobody knows what was actually written by Columbus. The closest we’ve got is an abstract that was made as part of the copying process.

Nov 21st
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Brent Hand

El Fudge nothing about Columbus or anything he did was reliable.

Nov 22nd
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Lisa Hand

hands down my favorite podcast!

Nov 20th
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