The Minnesota Iceman: Missing Link or a Charlatan’s Sham? | 237

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What do you do when you find a previously undiscovered hominid frozen in a block of ice? Well, obviously you thaw him out and go eat microwave burritos at 7-11. But, in the off chance Pauley Shore is unavailable for said hijinks – you might just tour around the country charging people to get a look-see. And that’s exactly what happened when Frank Hansen got his hands on this particular Neanderthal-sickle. But the story gets weirder. The Smithsonian comes to take a look, it’s determined the wannabe Bigfoot was shot in the head, and someone at Disney claims they actually made the thing out of latex and a lack of common sense. We try to melt the mystery of the Minnesota Iceman this week. Plus, we welcome Dan Kozuh back to the show (he’s got a new podcast – but ya know, who doesn’t), C-Bot isn’t exactly firing on all cylinders (is he ever?), and Brent plants a fake voicemail lauding his hosting talents (might be fake, might not but since I write the descriptions- we’re going with it). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never thawed a Neanderthal from a gigantic block of ice, but if we did we’re pretty sure he’d look like Brendan Fraser – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Background Music
Classic Horror 2: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Videos
The Minnesota Iceman! https://youtu.be/kYfDATiD-Ko
A Brief History Of The Minnesota Iceman – https://youtu.be/kyyhoEC2DXU
Back In The 1960s A Man Discovered The Minnesota Iceman Inside A Block Of Ice –https://youtu.be/J-jQnRTEUtg

Websites
Skeptoid – https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4571
Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Iceman
Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_T._Sanderson
Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Heuvelmans
Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Dyer_(hoaxer)
Bigfoot Encounters – http://www.bigfootencounters.com/articles/argosy2.htm
Museum of the Weird – https://www.museumoftheweird.com/2013/06/30/frank-hansens-story-of-the-minnesota-iceman/
Scientific American – https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/the-strange-case-of-the-minnesota-iceman/
CFI Blogs (Via WayBack Machine) – https://web.archive.org/web/20130623095554/http://blogs.forteana.org/node/195

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