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H.H. Holmes | 35
Imagine this Zillow listing: This charming and spacious 3 floor hotel has been lovingly maintained by the original owner for years! Interestingly angled, narrow corridors with…mood lighting. Dead ends and generous stairways that lead nowhere but are nonetheless magical. Many rooms are lined with asbestos-coated steel plates, completely soundproofed, and equipped with special peepholes…some even come with open gas pipes! The second story also features trapdoors, secret passageways, and large greased shafts leading directly to the cellar. The cellar has all the charm of a medieval doctor’s office complete with acid tank, quicklime vats, a dissection table, and an “elasticity determinator" that can stretch guests to twice their normal height. Human body sized furnace in the cellar for those cold Chicago nights. Seller willing to leave all! This was the hotel that America’s first serial killer, HH Holmes built on the south side of Chicago. Holmes and his “murder castle” are thought by some to have been responsible for the deaths of over 200 people during the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. We dive in to the man, the myth, and the castle. Plus, we examine what it takes to create a race of giants, the absolute perfection of a late 1800s mustache, and Conspiracy Bot starts creating his own glitches in the Matrix. All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been to a “murder castle”, but has seen some pretty gnarly things at a Medieval Times – Hysteria 51. To read more from today's expert Adam Selzer, you can find his newest book on Holmes here. http://a.co/cRdkHKF Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 Randle Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth by Greg Bishop Underground Alien Bio Lab At Dulce: The Bennewitz UFO Papers by Timothy Green Beckley Cosmic Top Secret: America's Secret Ufo Program - New Evidence by William F. Hamilton III Omni Magazine September 1983 Vol 5, No. 12 Video: Underground Bases, Reptilians and the Battle for Humanity -Phil Schneider (DVD), Phil Schneider Deep 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=XGojARi558s Philllip Schneider - Underground Alien Bases- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xedmfAgx8eg Prisoners of the Dulce Base by Sherry Shriner - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiU6_l5mWJU George Knapp: The True Story of Paul Bennewitz and Dulce Base - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri-k3oWS3kQ Websites: UFO Casebook - https://www.ufocasebook.com/dulce.html Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce_Base RationalWiki - https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Dulce_base The 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-FOI Sacred Texts - http://www.sacred-texts.com/ufo/dulce.htm BBS Radio - https://bbsradio.com/cgi-bin/webbbs/arch_config.pl?md=read;id=639 Reptoid - http://www.reptoids.com/Vault/ArticleClassics/dulceTEChistory.htm Documentary Tube - http://www.documentarytube.com/articles/phil-schneider--the-man-behind-the-alien-agenda Documentary Tube - http://www.documentarytube.com/articles/max-spiers-all-the-conspiracy-theories Supernatural Magazine - http://supernaturalmagazine.com/articles/the-strange-saga-of-paul-bennewitz-and-the-undergruond-alien-base-at-dulce and – of course – HowStuffWorks. Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for H51 gear! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Haunting of the RMS Queen Mary | 36
Lots of ships out there claim to be haunted, but not many can claim over 150 ghosts! This week’s topic does just that. The RMS Queen Mary was an active ship for over 30 years before being turned into a hotel in the LBC (that’s Long Beach, California for those of you low on street cred). We dive in to history and mystery behind these ghouls. Where did they come from? Why are they angry? If you’re a second class ghost why wouldn’t you move to first class (you can literally walk through walls)? We also ask the questions that other podcasts are afraid to ask. How does a chef get cooked in his own oven? What does a spirit nicknamed “Half Hatch Harry” have to do with Austin Powers? Are proton packs the best line of defense against spirits? Plus, Conspiracy Bot answers an email…sort of, we go over the pros and cons of gingerbread as building material, and the fellas discuss Bob Hope’s frontier days. All of that and more on the podcast that wishes it was always on a haunted boat – Hysteria 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Crop Circles | 38
All around the world mysterious circles, patterns, and shapes have appeared in farmer's crops for decades, if not centuries. But what are they? Could alien life be communicating with us? Does the Earth hold untold mysteries that create the phenomena in the fields? Or, are there just a bunch of jerks out there that like stomping down the crops of these poor farmers? Plus, are aliens actually just searching for the Beatles? Is the Church of the Dude an actual church? And another edition of British Announcer Guy and Conspiracy Bot (now formally called Bag & Bot!). All of that and more on the podcast that is available to do weddings - Hysteria 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Was HH Holmes Jack the Ripper | 37
Jack the Ripper and H.H. Holmes are two of the most prolific Gilded Age serial killers. The former terrorizing prostitutes in London while the latter killed unsuspecting Chicago women fresh off the train. But what if it was actually the same man? What if H.H. Holmes traveled the Atlantic in the late summer of 1888 to satiate his bloodlust. Hey, everyone needs a vacation. This week we dive into the similarities between the two and examine the possibility that Holmes WAS The Ripper. Plus, can a majestic mustache actually hypnotize you? Weighing the pros and cons of traveling with children vs murder. And Conspiracy Bot finally jumps the shark on our intros. All of that and more on the podcast that is SURE of one thing and that’s that John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald were definitively the same man – Hysteria 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bigfoot: America's Favorite Cryptid | 71
Bigfoot - sometimes a topic needs no introduction and this is one of them. But just in case you stumbled across this podcast by dumb luck and know nothing about cryptids OR you've been living in a bomb shelter, cut off from the world, à la Brendan Fraser in Blast From the Past - here's a quick rundown. It's purportedly a large, hairy, ape-like creature that roams the U.S's Pacific Northwest. While there have been 1000s of sightings, 100s of footprints, and dozens of alleged videos taken of the legend - not one bone, skull, or any other other piece of true forensic evidence has ever been produced substantiating the simian beast's existence. So, is this a lost species that is either too good at hiding or too endangered to be found? Or, if this the greatest self perpetuating hoax of all-time? We strap on our hiking boots and do some tree knocking to get to the bottom of it this week. Plus, C-Bot has a disturbing notion of what one should bring with them to the zoo (we don't know why he needed bleach and plumber's putty), we talk the ins and outs of Bigfoot finding himself (even a Sasquatch can spend his formative years backpacking through Europe), and Brent adds a new voice to his repertoire (Frankenstein's Bigfoot anyone?). All of that and more on the podcast that has not only seen Bigfoot, but ate it too…a lot of it...from Pizza Hut - Hysteria 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 IV Books: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=ij1ohDmme3s Websites: 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/2HvWXyH Harper'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-theft FBI - https://vault.fbi.gov/david-hahn/David%20Hahn%20Part%2001%20of%2001/view ARS 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-103989982 The Boy Scouts of America - https://www.scouting.org/ Homeland Security News Wire - http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/no-boy-scout-cannot-build-backyard-nuclear-reactor Mysterious Universe - https://bit.ly/2sP25DW and – of course – HowStuffWorks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers- An Interview With Jeremy Corbell | 120
Bob Lazar is on the Mount Rushmore of names in the UFO world. He (virtually on his own) brought the existence of Area 51 to the forefront by telling his story of working on real UFOs in the 80's. If a podcast, website, or movie is covering UFOs they can’t do a complete job without mentioning Bob. The challenge is he pretty much STOPPED talking to the press and giving interviews for more than 20 years. Then, came along documentarian Jeremy Corbell. He has produced a new documentary on Lazar with his FULL cooperation. This week we interview Jeremy about his experiences, if and why he believes the story, and a whole lot more. Plus, we somehow work John Lear into the discussion (you’ll see), Conspiracy Bot compares himself to Dr. Phil (he’s more like Judge Judy), and :spoiler alert: Mickey Rourke doesn’t join the show (C-Bot was disappointed). All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t on the Mount Rushmore of podcasts, but is on the Mount Rushmore of Mount Rushmores (in our own mind) – Hysteria 51. You can find Jeremy on his website: Extraordinary Beliefs Also his: Twitter Instagram YouTube Facebook and Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for you H51 Gear! You can follow us at the following: Facebook Group Twitter Instagram Snapchat Reddit iTunes Website Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 IV Books:Evolving the Alien: The Science of Extraterrestrial Life by Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos by Michio Kaku Wizards, Aliens, and Starships by Charles L. Adler Video: Michio Kaku: 3 types of Civilizations - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GooNhOIMY0 The Kardashev Scale - Type I, II, III, IV & V Civilization – Documentary - https://bit.ly/2DQgZQq Websites: Futurism - https://futurism.com/the-kardashev-scale-type-i-ii-iii-iv-v-civilizationWikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardashev_scale Wikipedia - 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-scale Tass - 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: Facebook Group Twitter Instagram Snapchat Reddit iTunes Website Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Alex Jones: Conspiracy’s Con Man | 124
What’s the best way to sell erectile dysfunction pills? Claim 9/11 was an inside job! Well, at least that’s the tact that Alex Jones takes. Jones and his InfoWars network have been consistently putting out looney tunes conspiracy theories for two decades. But they aren’t just talking reptilians and new world order. Jones has taken it to the next level; from accusing Sandy Hook shooting victims of being crisis actors to propagating the famous #pizzagate hoax. Jones has built an empire on lies and the pain of others. This week we bring on the guys from Knowledge Fight to look into this grifter. Is he a true believing nut job, or a confidence man just trying to hawk his various snake oils? Plus, Wesley Willis makes an appearance on the show (bonus points if you know who that is), Conspiracy Bot releases his own line of booze (rubbing alcohol anyone?), and speaking of 90’s technology (looking at you C-Bot) the fellas talk Win-Amp. All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t turn the freakin’ frogs gay, but does have a favorite song about frogs (looking at you Wesley Willis) – Hysteria 51. You can Find Dan and Jordan from Knowledge Fight at their Website - https://knowledgefight.com/ Don't forget our TeePublic page for H51 gear!  You can follow us at the following Facebook Group Twitter Instagram Snapchat Reddit iTunes Website Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 III Books:The Antikythera Mechanism: The History and Mystery of the Ancient World’s Most Famous Astronomical Device Kindle Edition by Charles River Editors A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World by Alexander Jones Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-Year-Old Computer--and the Century-long Search to Discover Its Secrets by Jo Marchant Video: Technological Marvels of the Ancient World Season 1 ep 3 - Computing Michael Wright - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eUibFQKJqI Nova: Ancient Computer Websites: Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanismNova: Ancient Computer The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project - antikythera-mechanism.gr Mental Floss - http://mentalfloss.com/article/81445/15-intriguing-facts-about-antikythera-mechanism The 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-doodle Science Daily - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080731143422.htm Live Science - https://www.livescience.com/55168-antikythera-mechanism-had-user-manual.html and – of course – HowStuffWorks. Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for sweet H51 gear! You can follow us at the following Facebook Group Twitter Instagram Snapchat Reddit iTunes Website Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident: Britain's Roswell | 107
Jolly ol’ England: the home of Monty Python, Big Ben, and the one of the most infamous UFO incidents in recorded history. Wait, what was that last part again? The Rendlesham Forest Incident, as it’s come to be known, was a series of close encounters in Suffolk, England over the course of 3 nights just after Christmas in 1980. From darting lights in the sky, to missing time, and an even alleged encounter with an alien craft – the Rendlesham Forest Incident has been permeated the UFO world for over 35 years. But what really happened next to the American airbase? Did that many American airmen witness a true encounter with an extra-terrestrial craft? Could it be a case of mass hysteria (see what I did there)? Was something larger at play and this is merely the cover-up? We pull up our knickers and ufologying…Plus, the fellas discuss the best Monty Python movies (of course), Conspiracy Bot picks his based on its inappropriateness (of course), and we find a way to work in The Lumberjack Song (of course). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been to England, but we’re pretty sure it’s a silly place - Hysteria 51. Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for sweet H51 gear! You can follow us at the following Facebook Group Twitter Instagram Snapchat Reddit iTunes Website Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Georgia Guide Stones: Modern Day Mystery | 105
We don’t often think of mysterious relics as something from our current era. Unexplained monolithic structures with debated meaning and even less certain purpose don’t just pop-up in small town America. But they did. There is a set of modern day relics right in front of our noses. Not hidden away is a long abandoned cave, no. Out there for everyone to see in a cow pasture in northeast Georgia. The Georgia Guidestones are modern day relic – offering advice, and some would say hope, to future generations. Other read them in a much darker and foreboding light. Not advice on how to make humanity better, but doctrine with only the most perverse intentions. Who really built the Guidestones? What is their true purpose? And how are aliens involved. We offer GUIDANCE this week. Plus, we’re all shocked to learn Conspiracy Bot is a big fan of Thanos (no one was shocked), C-Bot then explains why he ISN’T an alcoholic (he is), and Pecker somehow ties Infinity War to the Simpsons (not well). All of that and more on the podcast that already knows who built the Georgia Guidestones and his name is Thanos  -  Hysteria 51. Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for sweet H51 gear! You can follow us at the following Facebook Group Twitter Instagram Snapchat Reddit iTunes Website Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Shaver Mystery: Ancient Robots, Evil Aliens, and the Caves They Live In | 157
We’ve all been there – you’re on the job and something goes wonky with your welding gun. Next thing you know you’re telepathic and can not only read the thoughts of your co-workers, but also an evil race of robots living underground. You know, that old yarn. Well, it also happened to Richard Shaver and afterwards he sent his account of living with them to a magazine. When the magazine’s publisher received it, he did the logical thing: re-wrote it to be 3 times longer and published it. And if this sounds wild, that’s just the tip of the stalactite. This week we grab our ray guns and pick axes as we go in search of The Shaver Mystery. Plus, Conspiracy Bot thinks you can podcast through a ham radio (actually might improve this show), he also thinks he smells burnt toast (weird for a robot with a toaster for a head), and the fellas turn a fake language into a treatment for irregularity (I’d love to tell you this makes more sense when you listen, but I don’t want to lie). All of that and more on the podcast that has solved the greatest of shaver mystery of all – yes, your significant other did, in fact, use your razor - Hysteria 51. Special thanks to this week’s research sources: Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV Books The Secret world | Ray Palmer Richard Shaver: Reality of the Inner Earth |Richard Shaver/Tim R. Swartz/Tim Swartz I Remember Lemuria | Richard S. Shaver The Shaver Mystery, Books One - Seven | Richard Shaver The Hidden World Volume 1: The Dero! The Tero! The Battle Between Good and Evil Underground - The True Story Of The Shaver & Inner Earth Mysteries | by Richard Shaver/Raymond A. Palmer/Timothy Green Beckley Videos Beyond Lemuria - https://imdb.to/2lPkMHc The Return of the Dero: The Shaver Mystery Revisited - https://bit.ly/2lNVb1o Hollow Earth: The Shaver Mystery - https://bit.ly/2kIwnHX Websites Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2lNUPYC Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2kLJb0f Mike Dash - https://bit.ly/2lLowJP Rational Wiki - https://bit.ly/2lNV5H4 Mysterious Universe - https://bit.ly/2kjkAjd Shavertron - http://www.shavertron.com/ Pulp.Net - https://bit.ly/2maG1Dr SFE - https://bit.ly/2kL38nL  
Simulation Theory: Are we living in the Matrix? | 34
Is reality real? Or could we be living in a computer simulation? Simulation theory proponents (from Elon Musk to Neil DeGrasse Tyson) claim that we are living in a Simulated Reality and are blissfully unaware. But what does that mean? Are we just a bad version of the Sims on some 14 year old's computer in the future? Or, could this just be the next step in our understanding of the universe - a place where science and religion could one day meet? Spoiler alert, we don't know but we drink and argue about it nonetheless. Plus, the best ways to lose weight in a simulation, Conspiracy Bot is weaponized, and a special tribute to the late and great Alan Thicke (show us that smile again!). All of that and more on the show that knows there is no spoon, and THAT, that’s why we always grab a fork – Hysteria 51. **special thanks to The Simulation Hypothesis from Fair Wind Films. Much of today's research came from this great doc - https://youtu.be/VqULEE7eY8M Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Krampus – The Christmas Demon: Hysteria 51 Celebrates the Holidays | 65
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and you know what that means. Stockings, snowmen, hot chocolate, nativity scenes, gingerbread men, horned goat half demons that will drag children to hell. That’s right, to go right along with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick, there’s a more sinister Christmas character lurking beneath the shadows. Krampus – the Christmas Demon! Santa might bring gifts for good little girls and boys – Krampus doesn’t. The hairy beast hits bad kids with sticks and sometimes even throws them in his sack to take back to hell. This week we fire up the Hysteria Sleigh and explore the legend. Plus, are non-Christmas Christmas movies actually Christmas movies (trust us, it’ll make sense)? Conspiracy Bot does his best Clark Griswold. And the fellas exchange Christmas gifts (just be glad they didn’t buy for you). So throw another yule log on the fire, grab a glass of eggnog and cozy up for one hell of a Christmas tradition as we celebrate the holidays the only way we know how on the podcast that doesn’t always do a holiday episode, but when it does…does it right – Hysteria 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Travis Walton: Fire in the Sky UFO Abduction | 28
In 1975, a group of seven men are driving home after working in a forest when they see a mysterious light. Intrigued, Travis Walton leaves the truck -- only to be sucked up by a flying saucer. Walton reappears five days later malnourished, dehydrated, and with one hell of a story to tell. Was it an amazing alien abduction, or a group of grifter's get-rich-quick scheme? We get to the bottom of it. Plus, a gameshow that kills (literally), the positive impact of UFOs on trees, and a startling revelation about Conspiracy Bot's past. All of that and more on the podcast that wants to draw you like one of your French girls...on MS Paint - Hysteria 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Boston Strangler | 15
The Mad Strangler of Boston, The Phantom Strangler, The Silk Stocking Murders, The Boston Strangler. No matter the name, over a period of 2 years in the early 60's one killer (or killers) murdered 13 women and terrorized a community. Then as suddenly as the horrific crimes started they stopped. Soon after a convicted rapist stepped forward and claimed to have murdered all 13 women. While the police, the city, and the entire New England area were relieved to have this fiend behind bars...some wonder if they had the right man. Many believe that not only could others have been involved, but that the true Strangler could still be walking the streets of Boston today. H 51'S i-team investigates. All of that plus Conspiracy Bot drinks Italian Beef juice and the boys are joined by special guest (and CastleLight Productions proprietor) Ryan Cassell. Lock your house, close the blinds, and don't answer the door for this unsolved edition of Hysteria 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Haunted Congress Hotel: Secret Rooms, Ghosts, and Shadow People | 66
On the south edge of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile – Michigan Avenue – sits the historic Congress Hotel. Originally known for its opulence, it hosted national leaders and foreign dignitaries alike. But almost since its doors opened it’s also been known for something more sinister – it’s hauntings. From tales of trapped construction workers, to the elevator shafts that allegedly claimed so many lives, to the shocking number of suicides – the Congress is said to have seen its unfair share of death. Do ghouls now lurk its halls as guests sleep? Time to put our money where our mouth is and see for ourselves. We’ll take this show on the road to see if the Congress is truly haunted or if it’s just another urban legend to help sell ghost hunting kits. We go ghostbustin’ this week on Hysteria 51. Plus, Joe Peck returns to the show and brings us actual holy water from Jerusalem in case things get weird (no luck on the piece of the True Cross), Conspiracy Bot installs blast doors on the studio in an attempt to persuade the fellas to take him on the ghost hunt (would you let him loose in downtown Chicago?), and in an unrelated matter Conspiracy Bot no longer has access to a credit card (it’s related). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t stay at haunted hotels often, but when we do, they’re only the nicest haunted hotels – Hysteria 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Winchester Mystery House: Supernatural Secret or Crazy's Castle?  | 72
Why would the widower of one of the world's largest gun companies take over 36 years to build a mansion with 160 rooms, staircases that lead to nowhere, trap doors, and secret passageways? Was she simply a crazy old woman with too much time and money on her hands? Or was she doing everything in her power to bewilder and confuse the spirits of those killed by the blood money of the family business? The Winchester rifle DID win the west after all. We bust out our protractors and repeating rifles this week to figure it out. Plus, 2 of our 3 hosts have actually been to the location in question this week so you'd think that would give us a better than usual insight (it doesn't), is Christie Brinkley an actress (duh, have you seen Vacation?), and C-Bot tries to break up Brent's marriage (again). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t have a mystery house, but if we did it would be just like the one in Webster – Hysteria 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Robert Smalls: The Civil War's Most Incredible Untold Story | 104
Imagine this for a potential movie: Guy is born into slavery. Escapes his bonds by stealing the ship he’s a slave on and delivering it to the Union (it’s the Civil War). He goes onto captain the very boat he was a slave on, buy the house he was slave in, and eventually be elected to Congress. And that isn’t even half the story. While it isn’t a movie, it is the story of Robert Smalls and it’s so incredible we cover it this week. Plus, Joe Peck somehow figures out how to make an appearance without actually being on the show, C-Bot gets a kill-switch, and Lincoln joins the show (the President...not John’s son). All of that and more on the podcast never captained a ship, but we imagine it would be less Robert Smalls and more Gilbert and Sullivan - Hysteria 51.. Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for sweet H51 gear!You can follow us at the following Facebook Group Twitter Instagram Snapchat Reddit iTunes Website Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Warrens: Heroes or Hucksters? | 108
Ed and Lorraine Warren are arguably the most famous paranormal investigators of the last century. The married couple investigated countless hauntings, possessions, and demon infestations. Many of which have become Hollywood fodder inspiring movies like The Conjuring and Annabelle. But away from the glitz and glamour, were the Warrens for real? Are these divisive investigators true spiritual detectives, fighting the good fight for those of us too blind to the truth to see? Or did they make a career out of the gullibility and trust of countless tortured souls. We dive headfirst into the protoplasm and investigate the Warrens this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot learns the difference between right and wrong, in related news he exclusively chooses wrong, and we learn the price of his soul (it’s beer). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never seen a demon, but that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t want to keep Constantine around just in case – Hysteria 51. Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for sweet H51 gear! You can follow us at the following Facebook Group Twitter Instagram Snapchat Reddit iTunes Website Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Remote Viewing: Human Evolution or Hippie Crap? | 69
Ever wondered what it would be like to be able to see anything, anywhere, at any time? All you have to do is THINK about it and you can see it INSIDE OF YOUR OWN MIND. Sounds cool, right? But no one can do that. That’s the kind of stuff you read in comics and see in movies. In fact, wasn’t that what Patrick Stewart did for like 10 years in those X-Men Movies? It’s called Remote Viewing and not everyone thinks it’s just science fiction. That includes conspiracy theorists, new age philosophers, that one professor you had in college that would smoke weed with his students, and THE U.S. FREAKIN’ GOVERNMENT! Who spent over 2 decades and millions of dollars studying the phenomenon (and of course how they could use it for spying). Is it a real, trainable skill that human beings are only now learning to unlock the potential of, or just another waste of taxpayer time and money by good ol’ Uncle Sam? We open up our third eyes and go investigating this week. Plus, we talk walrus people milking (don’t worry though, no spoilers), C-Bot claims to have access to world’s NEST cams (he doesn’t – we hope), and we find a reason to mention Bill Brasky (never enough of those). All of that and more on the podcast that considers itself a leader in remote viewing…if by remote viewing we mean viewing TV with a remote – Hysteria 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Unidentified Submerged Objects: The UFOs of the Sea | 106
We all know what a UFO is, but what’s a USO? Well it’s like a UFO but in the water. That’s right we’re talking Unidentified SUBMERGED Objects. And, while we know most of them are just the Cthulhu or your run-of-the-mill Krakken,  some aren’t. Could these sightings from all over the globe be proof that in our search for Aliens we’ve been looking to the stars, but should have had our eyes on the seas? This week we grab our sextant and investigate what’s REALLY UNDER THE SEA. Plus, Conspiracy Bot is in an even worse mood than normal (we didn’t think that was possible either). Betty White makes an R-rated appearance on the show (Lake Placid is a great movie). And Conspiracy Bot is outsmarted by a kitten (we knew that was possible). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never seen a USO, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to go looking now - Hysteria 51. Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for sweet H51 gear! You can follow us at the following Facebook Group Twitter Instagram Snapchat Reddit iTunes Website Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Roanoke - The Lost Colony | 17
Ever put something somewhere and when you come back to get it, it’s gone? Us too. Well, that also happened to artist-turned-governor John White in 1590. Though, instead of losing his keys, he lost a colony of over 100 people including his daughter and granddaughter. How’s that for being born under a bad sign? When John returned to the scene of the crime (?), not only were the people gone, but so were the buildings. The only thing that remained was a wood post with the word “Croatoan” etched into its surface. Where did they go? What did Croatoan mean? And why in GOD’S NAME WAS AN ARTIST IN CHARGE OF A COLONY? Sorry, we let that one get away from us. The H51 I-Team investigates. Plus Conspiracy Bot gets a seat at the table, Gofo tries (unsuccessfully) to convince Brent to read, and the boys share the words to a Jimmy Buffet song you only thought you knew. All of that and more on the podcast that had you at hello, but then kept talking – Hysteria 51. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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