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Abduction Recall: A Visit To The Betty & Barney Hill Archives (with Dr Edward Guimont)

The 1961 Hill abduction is usually considered the ‘ground zero’ of the entire ‘genre’ of UFO abductions. It’s been pored over by UFO believers and skeptics for decades; been the stuff of TV movies and comic strips. In short, it’s been done to death. So I didn’t want to return to the subject without a…

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The Automatic Writer: The Ghost Of ‘Patience Worth’ (with Lisa Grimm)

Lisa drops into the cabin with a Halloween tale … the story of Pearl Curran, a woman who channelled a spirit calling herself ‘Patience Worth.’ As Patience, Pearl wrote books that gave her a new life among the literati, and eventually adopted a child who she raised as Patience herself. Sources: The Case Of Patience…

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Haunted Generation: Lost Memories of the Uncanny 70s (with Bob Fischer)

Bob Fischer, creator of ‘Haunted Generation,’ joins us for a wide-ranging chat about Hauntology, and how ‘Haunted Generation’ feelings of an uncanny childhood differ around the world. We cover Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World and the how the paranormal was presented in the 70s. We cover memories of a pre-digital age, Alan Garner and the…

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Obsolete Spells: The Life and Work of Victor Neuburg (with Justin Hopper)

For a ramble through the life of a person who made old, wyrd England the focus of his occult writings and poetry, Cian invites Justin Hopper to the cabin. We cover the life and times of Victor Neuburg, the now-obscure creator behind the Vine Press. A man who knew Aleister Crowley intimately, discovered Dylan Thomas,…

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The Lower Quinton ‘Witchcraft’ Murder (with Dr Jeb Card)

Jeb Card joins us to discuss the supposed witchcraft connections to the murder of Charles Walton on Valentines Day, 1945. Important players include (returning podcast fave) Margaret Murray, Egyptologist and writer of ‘The Witch Cult In Western Europe’ and Robert Fabian, Detective Superintendent of the London Met and early true crime tv celebrity. Both took…

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Cryptid Chat (with Truth Is Scarier Than Fiction)

Cian is joined by YouTuber ‘Truth Is Scarier Than Fiction’ to discuss the making of the Cryptid Iceberg videos and more! NOTES Buy Me A Coffee, or I’ll wood knock-you out! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wideatlantic Truth Is Scarier Than Fiction Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/Truthisscarierthanfiction/videos Truth Is Scarier on Twitter https://twitter.com/TruthScarier The Allure of Vintage Dinosaur Artwork by HoopsandDinoMan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKXokoLHXQI

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The Many Faces Of Fawcett 4: Never Say Fawcett Again

Could this be … the Final Fantasy of Fawcett? In this last episode of Fawcettmania, Cian sits by a stream and flicks the pages of ‘Brazil That Never Was’ by A.J. Lees, as well as articles by arch Fawcett-dismisser John Hemming. In an episode as thrilling as a mid-Victorian face-off between rival explorers at a…

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The Many Faces of Fawcett 3: Veil Of The Primeval

So there’s a lot of Lost World in our Fawcett this episode, but it’s not my fault that the two won’t stay a Stegosaurus length apart! In this episode, our boy Percy gets down on the British Empire following the First World War, is quite polite about a certain odious British biologist, hints at sightings…

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H. R. Haggard and Egypt with Lauren the Gothic Bookworm

Lauren returns to the cabin to discuss all things H.R. Haggard, especially his deep obsession with ancient Egypt. We cover: -Haggard in ‘Who’s Who in Egyptology’ -his own visits to Egypt -his writing of ‘Cleopatra’ -his mania for collecting Egyptian rings -his dislike for modern, changing Egypt -his friendship with Howard Carter -his attempts to…

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The Many Faces of Fawcett 2: Not Your Father’s Fawcett

It’s ‘Not Your Father’s Fawcett!’ The journey continues with our dive into the first part of EXPLORATION FAWCETT, the 1953 book of Colonel Percy Fawcett’s own notes and journals, as tidied up, illustrated and edited by his son Brian Fawcett. Featuring: -my visit to a Fawcett-related address in London -the infamous giant snake sighting! -Fawcett’s…

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