What’s Under My Bed?

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On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off talking about how a man in Maury County says he saw an unidentified bird he believes could be a Thunderbird. Then, a woman believes that her and her daughter hit what can only be described as a Ghost Deer on night while driving home in rural Maine. Then, people were fermenting grapes into wine about 8,000 years ago in what is now the Republic of Georgia, say scientists who found what’s now considered the oldest known winemaking site on record. Archaeologists found ceramic jars that showed evidence of winemaking during an excavation of two Neolithic sites called Gadachrili Gora and Shulaveris Gora, which are in the South Caucasus, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital. Previously, the oldest evidence of winemaking was found in the Zagros Mountains of Iran, and dated to between 5500 B.C. and 5000 B.C. The new discovery, dated to 6000 B.C., shows that people were enjoying the alcoholic drink a good 600 to 1,000 years longer than formerly thought. Then, a woman has a bizarre encounter with a UFO in Alabama back in 1983.

After the break, Kyle brings up some unusual sightings of the Bogeyman and talks about some legends of the being from other parts of the world. The Bogeyman is there is to ensure that we follow the rules. It shapeless so it can be anywhere at any time, whether that means lurking under the bed or in the closet or behind a tree in the forest. It gets its power from the persistence of folklore. The transmission of these types of tales–those records of beliefs and customs and experiences–generates the guidelines for a lasting social code. This oral exchange educates on and reinforces the expectations for members of the community. Folktales are local to the people who tell them and reveal much about their perceptions of the world around them. They grow and change in their tellings and are adapted for the time in which they are told. All of this and more on this weeks episode of Expanded Perspectives!

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All music for Expanded Perspectives is provided by Pretty Lights and Electus. Purchase, Download and Donate at www.prettylightsmusic.com and Bassnectar. 

Songs Used:

  • Pretty Lights vs. Led Zeppelin
  • A Million Tomorrows
  • Finally Moving
  • City of One