Astonishing Legends

Astonishing Legends
Scott and Forrest have been called the ‘Click and Clack of esoterica’ by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who’ve had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that’s entertaining about those stories and remind you that it’s ok to laugh at scary stories sometimes. Put your headphones on, settle in for your commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Show schedule is generally 3 weeks on and 1 week off.

Astonishing Waves - For Relaxation
Jun 21 • 165 min
Waves to chill by.
Lady Wonder Part 2
Jun 13 • 115 min
Introducing Truth vs Hollywood
Jun 12 • 15 min
Lady Wonder Part 1
Jun 7 • 102 min
A Live Reading with Jim Hunt - Psychic Medium
May 23 • 125 min
The Kera Object Part 2
May 17 • 164 min
The Kera Object Part 1
May 9 • 92 min
Coronado’s Children and the Pirate Laffite Part 2
Apr 26 • 155 min
Coronado’s Children and the Pirate Laffite Part 1
Apr 19 • 121 min
The Fortean Buzzkills and Rich - Roundtable 1
Apr 11 • 123 min
The Midnight Library S2:E1 Premiere - In Reach of a Rowan
Apr 5 • 20 min
BONUS: Covid-19 A Corona Virus Survivor’s Story
Apr 1 • 64 min
The Lost Colony of Roanoke Part 2
Mar 22 • 148 min
The Lost Colony of Roanoke Part 1
Mar 14 • 121 min
Has the Cotopaxi Been Found?
Mar 8 • 101 min
Introducing Life’s Little Mysteries
Mar 2 • 13 min
The Pied Piper of Hamelin Part 2
Feb 22 • 125 min
The Pied Piper of Hamelin Part One
Feb 16 • 67 min
The Dave Glover Show at the Sallie House
Feb 9 • 122 min
Edgar Cayce on Atlantis
Jan 26 • 167 min
The Edgar Cayce Story Part 2
Jan 20 • 192 min
The Edgar Cayce Story Part 1
Jan 13 • 156 min
The Lost Christmas Eve Special
Dec 23, 2019 • 110 min
Connor J Randall and the Estes Method
Dec 21, 2019 • 132 min
The Stanley Hotel with Connor J Randall
Dec 15, 2019 • 144 min
The Ghosts of Flight 401
Nov 24, 2019 • 107 min
A Reckoning of Runes
Nov 23, 2019 • 24 min
James Dean & Little Bastard - Collision Course Part 2
Nov 17, 2019 • 129 min
James Dean & Little Bastard - Collision Course Part 1
Nov 11, 2019 • 106 min
The Ax Murder House in Villisca Part 2
Oct 26, 2019 • 218 min
The Ax Murder House in Villisca Part 1
Oct 20, 2019 • 91 min
Abduction at Devil’s Den
Oct 13, 2019 • 176 min
Midnight Library Premiere - The Paris Catacombs
Oct 5, 2019 • 29 min
Lockdown at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Sep 22, 2019 • 225 min
James Willis and the Ghosts of Ohio
Sep 15, 2019 • 143 min
Voynich Manuscript Giveaway Announcement
Aug 31, 2019 • 4 min
The Voynich Manuscript Part 2
Aug 25, 2019 • 172 min
The Voynich Manuscript Part 1
Aug 17, 2019 • 116 min
Jim Perry of the Euphomet Podcast
Aug 11, 2019 • 123 min
Dan, Susan, Micah Hanks and Missing Time
Jul 28, 2019 • 146 min
Blood Báthory Part 2
Jul 13, 2019 • 120 min
Blood Báthory Part 1
Jun 22, 2019 • 110 min
Lyle Blackburn – Cryptid Hunter
Jun 15, 2019 • 87 min
Brandon Massullo and The Ghost Studies
Jun 7, 2019 • 97 min
The Patterson-Gimlin Film Part 6: Conclusions with Bob Gimlin
May 25, 2019 • 145 min
Join Forrest & Scott for the final part of their epic series on the veracity of the Patterson-Gimlin Film in this conclusions episode that features and interview with 87 year old Bob Gimlin himself.
The Patterson-Gimlin Film Part 5
May 19, 2019 • 128 min
There are a few researchers for whom the Patterson-Gimlin Film has sparked a life-long quest to analyze its mystery and the possibility of Sasquatch. Concerning the preservation of the actual film itself, no one has done more to secure its integrity than…
The Patterson-Gimlin Film Part 4
May 12, 2019 • 229 min
It’s easy for the uninformed, casual observer to make a declaration on a website’s Comments Section, but what do the experts think about the Patterson-Gimlin Film? If we look to science to provide answers about the subject in the PGF, then we should…
Bonus: Jorma Taccone and Chaka
May 4, 2019 • 45 min
Tonight, we have a special bonus episode for you, a commercial-free interview with a very talented writer, director, and performer who has actually worn a sophisticated ape-like costume for a Hollywood feature film and lived to tell about it. You may know…
The Patterson-Gimlin Film Part 3
Apr 28, 2019 • 118 min
When indirect evidence of an extraordinary event defies conclusive debunking, then the easier route for some critics is to attack the presenter of the evidence. Naturally and unfortunately, Roger Patterson’s integrity and thus his credibility came under…
The Patterson-Gimlin Film Part 2
Apr 20, 2019 • 122 min
What if you had spent years searching for something elusive, something you believe existed that most didn’t, and then one day you finally happened to capture it on film? What would be your immediate next steps if you wanted to present it to the world? In…
The Patterson-Gimlin Film Part 1
Apr 14, 2019 • 128 min
Skeptics and believers alike will always demand proof of paranormal claims. But what happens when extraordinary and therefore controversial evidence is offered? When it comes to one of the most popular and enduring legends of a cryptid, that of North…
Loftus Hall Part 2
Mar 23, 2019 • 158 min
As it is said with legends, when you separate the wheat from the chaff, there is often a kernel of truth in them. So what is the truth about Loftus Hall? Whether the Devil himself came to visit this prominent family who can say with certainty, but it…
Loftus Hall Part 1
Mar 16, 2019 • 110 min
Loftus Hall is considered one of the most haunted residences in Ireland. But what made it that way? If you believe the local legend, it started when a mysterious stranger visited the Hall one dark and stormy night. During a game of cards, he would enchant…
Dyatlov Pass Update 1
Mar 9, 2019 • 91 min
Most everyone familiar with the tragedy of Dyatlov Pass believes that whatever mysterious and strange event occurred, not all of the details have been shared by the Russian government. Tonight, we speak with Keith McCloskey, author of two books about the…
Sarah and the Spider Woman
Feb 24, 2019 • 111 min
When people see horrific apparitions of a supernatural nature, what are they really seeing and what could be causing these images to appear? Could it be that the demons and terrors some people have witnessed sometimes come from a strange symptom of a rare…
Feb 17, 2019 • 143 min
Our legends and folklore must begin somewhere, and if not from the creative imagination of a single individual then perhaps they are born from the collective experiences of a particular group. While it is difficult to trace the exact nascency of certain…
The Betz Sphere Part 4
Feb 9, 2019 • 254 min
As we close this final chapter on the story of the Betz Sphere, we’ve all been given a rare and exclusive glimpse into what happens when an impossible object becomes known to the world. We’ve seen what can happen to a regular family that only sought to…
Bonus: Earhart’s Plane Found? Update with Bill Snavely
Feb 2, 2019 • 26 min
82 years ago Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan vanished. Since then millions of dollars have been spent at the behest of countless researchers in an attempt to find her. In all of that time, only one of those researchers has found an aircraft.…
The Betz Sphere Part 3
Jan 27, 2019 • 139 min
For something that many would claim was just a misplaced piece of industrial equipment, the Betz Sphere attracted a lot of serious attention, some official, some dubious and some a bit of both. Despite the initial vague or dismissive statements from the…
The Betz Sphere Part 2
Jan 20, 2019 • 117 min
With every paranormal event or object, there are the questions of how did this happen or what was this thing? But the equally important issue is, how would this affect me? Because when something seemingly impossible happens, we have no context unless it…
The Betz Sphere Part 1
Jan 13, 2019 • 116 min
Sometimes people come into our lives that change everything. Sometimes that change can come from an object. In March of 1974, the Betz family of Fort George Island, Florida found such an object, while investigating their property for wildfire damage. It…
The Near-Death Experience Part 2
Dec 23, 2018 • 137 min
Researchers have now documented thousands of personal accounts from Near-Death Experiencers. Logic would suggest that it’s unlikely that all NDE stories are fabrications and that at least some of these experiences are real and accurately described. And if…
The Near-Death Experience Part 1
Dec 16, 2018 • 144 min
The question that every one of us has at least wondered about at some point in our lives, is not if UFOs and aliens exist, or where’s Bigfoot, or even if ghosts are real (although that question is connected) but a question about the biggest mystery of…
Hosting Horror with Joe Bob Briggs
Dec 9, 2018 • 100 min
The Horror Movie genre, like any other genre of cinema, has its classics and its forgotten, its masterpieces, and its failures. But while the highbrow, serious films enjoy praise or at least critical analysis from the intellectual set, lowbrow horror…
The Sallie House – Ghost in the Machine Part 4
Nov 18, 2018 • 179 min
What we’d heard is that witnessing a single paranormal event can change one’s life. What we know now is that this is true and often it happens when you’re least expecting it. It also doesn’t matter if the experiencer receives validation from others of…
The Sallie House – Ghost in the Machine Part 3
Nov 12, 2018 • 253 min
When it comes to the Paranormal and Supernatural, everyone wants proof. And yet, not everyone can seem to agree on what would constitute this proof. So what about evidence that might lead to proving the existence of a spirit world? Well, not everyone can…
The Sallie House – Ghost in the Machine Part 2
Oct 31, 2018 • 147 min
Belief is a very personal thing. Challenging beliefs can lead to war amongst nations or a war within one’s self. Having to reconsider what we believe about our spirituality or lack thereof, can be a very disquieting exercise but often a fruitful one as it…
The Sallie House – Ghost in the Machine Part 1
Oct 29, 2018 • 236 min
Houses are supposed to be warm and inviting, friendly, a place where we can feel safe in their presence, just like people are supposed to be. But as much as we would like to hope all people are shining examples of those qualities, we know all too well…
Mysterious Deaths along the 37th Parallel
Oct 21, 2018 • 124 min
Most of the encounters with Bigfoot that you hear about seem benign, frightening to be sure, but more awkward and penumbral than violent. However, as we’ll soon learn, that’s not always the case. Our guest tonight is UFO and Paranormal Field Investigator…
Yokai Horrors of Japan
Oct 14, 2018 • 102 min
The folkloric traditions of Japan are as rich and vibrant as the country itself, and this is especially true with their pantheon of supernatural characters collectively known as Yokai. The word Yokai in Japanese comprises two concepts: “Yo,” meaning:…
The Grim Reaper
Oct 6, 2018 • 127 min
When you hear the name, “The Grim Reaper,” a very familiar image probably pops into your head. With the black robe and cowl, skeletal face and hands or the visage of a dour corpse, a threatening scythe, and hourglass at its last sands, this is the image…
The Black Monk of Pontefract Part 3
Sep 23, 2018 • 117 min
You might not believe in ghosts, but it would be difficult to ignore all the furtive and orchestrated actions that were going on throughout the years at 30 East Drive, which continue to this day. Certainly, in some famous poltergeist cases, incidents…
The Black Monk of Pontefract Part 2
Sep 16, 2018 • 83 min
Poltergeists are all fun & games, that is until they try to strangle you. The actions of whatever force was interacting with the Pritchard family at 30 East Drive in Pontefract, England had seemed playful in a way, albeit disturbing and churlish at times.…
The Black Monk of Pontefract Part 1
Sep 9, 2018 • 113 min
The quote, “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days” is attributed to Benjamin Franklin. We assume the esteemed Mr. Franklin was speaking only of human guests, but it could also apply to the subject of tonight’s show. Because the uninvited…
Small Town Monsters
Aug 25, 2018 • 109 min
We met filmmaker Seth Breedlove at the Kent Stage for the 2018 Kent Paranormal Weekend symposium, where our first event was a screening of his film, The Mothman of Point Pleasant. Needless to say, we were very impressed by his documentary on the subject…
David Davies - Witness to Broad Haven
Aug 18, 2018 • 89 min
Anyone who has experienced what is considered a paranormal event will tell you that it’s not easy to tell others about what you had witnessed, especially if that experience was dramatic and significant. Testimony about such things is often met with…
Strange Tales from Wales & UFO School Days
Aug 11, 2018 • 108 min
So many popular culture misconceptions abound with stories of UFO sightings; that it’s always some farmer, alone in his fields when an unidentified flying object appears. The “hayseed farmer” is an easy target to dismiss with ridicule and hubris. Sure,…
Roswelsh: The Berwyn Mountain UFO Incident
Jul 29, 2018 • 99 min
On January 23, 1974, villagers in the community of Llandrillo in the Edeirnion area of Denbighshire, northern Wales, experienced a tremendous jolt and noise a little after 8:30 p.m., akin to a magnitude 3.5 earthquake. Highly strange, colored lights were…
Mystery of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse Part 2
Jul 13, 2018 • 159 min
Many people enjoy a good mystery. However, mysteries often leave us slightly disturbed and unsettled, because we’re also always searching for answers and when we look for answers, we’re sometimes comforted the most by the simplest explanations. With the…
Flannan Isles Special Announcement
Jul 7, 2018 • 4 min
Flannan Isles Part 2 is delayed. This is why.
Mystery of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse Part 1
Jun 24, 2018 • 94 min
In 1899, construction on the Flannan Isles lighthouse was completed, perched atop Eilean Mòr, one of the highest points in the Outer Hebrides off the western coast of Scotland. It would soon experience its first tragedy and an enduring mystery. For…
Göbekli Tepe Part 3
Jun 17, 2018 • 145 min
Something or someone of great importance and influence had convinced and motivated these neolithic hunter-gatherers to put their way of life on hold and come together as a group to undertake such a tremendous project as Göbekli Tepe. This is likely the…
Göbekli Tepe Part 2
Jun 10, 2018 • 108 min
What we’ve learned so far about Göbekli Tepe, is what it appears to be, which is that it is possibly the world’s oldest sacred temple. We think we know who built it: a collective of hunter-gatherers, who had not yet learned the skills of farming. We also…
Göbekli Tepe Part 1
May 27, 2018 • 125 min
In 1963, archaeologists from the University of Chicago and Istanbul University examined a site known by locals as Göbekli Tepe, or “Potbelly Hill.” They dismissed the site at the time as merely a medieval cemetery due to the numerous slabs of stone…
EVPs at the KPW
May 13, 2018 • 185 min
One of the highlights of our appearance at the Kent Paranormal Weekend was participating in our very first Ghost Hunt! The event took place at the Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio which was first built in 1927 and since then has continued to host concerts, films,…
Earhart’s Plane Found?
May 5, 2018 • 141 min
Of all the hypotheses of what happened to Amelia Earhart and her Electra 10-E, William “Bill” Snavely, Jr.’s may be the only one that starts with a found plane and traces her route backward towards her last known contact point. Operating on a hunch that…
Resurrection Mary Part 4
Apr 21, 2018 • 127 min
If Resurrection Mary is just an Urban Legend, merely another variation of the “Vanishing Hitchhiker” then her story is a common one, with similar descriptions found in folklore all over the world. If she is a spirit, then she’s also not alone, because it…
Resurrection Mary Part 3
Apr 14, 2018 • 86 min
How many reported sightings of a particular ghost would it take before you started to believe that perhaps people were indeed interacting with something supernatural? Hundreds? Over a thousand? But you’re looking for proof, you say. Well, what would be…
Resurrection Mary Part 2
Apr 8, 2018 • 133 min
As you delve into the legend of “Resurrection Mary,” you’ll soon notice that the stretch of Archer Avenue from Resurrection Cemetery to the Willowbrook Ballroom is not the only piece of land that seems haunted, nor is it haunted just by “Mary.” It seems…
Resurrection Mary Part 1
Mar 25, 2018 • 112 min
Legend has it, that sometime in the late 1920s or early ’30s, a young couple was enjoying an evening of dancing at the Oh Henry Ballroom, later renamed the Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquets, located southwest of Chicago, IL. After an argument, the woman…
Special Announcement
Mar 17, 2018 • 6 min
Show delay explanation.
Arcapalooza Part 2
Mar 10, 2018 • 159 min
As we wrap up our 100th episode celebration with “ARCapalooza! Part 2” we’d like to thank the terrific people who have come together to form the Astonishing Research Corps for their efforts, friendship, and sharing their personal stories, demonstrating…
Bonus Episode 2: Listener Q&A
Mar 3, 2018 • 53 min
Since it’s no mystery that we can blather and prattle on for hours upon hours, it should come as no surprise that we ran long on Part One of our ARCapalooza 100th Episode Celebration! The result is this commercial-free, Bonus Episode, where lead A.R.C.…
Arcapalooza Part 1
Feb 25, 2018 • 130 min
This podcast wouldn’t be as complete or as much fun to work on if it wasn’t for the help of a special group of volunteer contributors, collectively known as the Astonishing Research Corps, or ARC for short, who have now become good friends as well as…
The Tall Ones Part 3
Feb 18, 2018 • 143 min
So, what have we learned about giants? Our current understanding of human biology finds limits as to how tall a person can grow and can still be relatively healthy while enjoying an advanced age. This knowledge then places limits as to what the majority…
The Tall Ones Part 2
Feb 11, 2018 • 100 min
What constitutes a “giant” in your mind? Certainly, people who are 6 to 7 feet tall are commonplace nowadays, unlike the Middle Ages, or even a hundred years ago. But what about someone who’s seven feet tall or more? We may call them “giants” in jest, but…
Bonus: Interview with Dr Chris Cogswell, PhD.
Feb 2, 2018 • 41 min
Please join us for a special, commercial-free BONUS episode featuring an interview with senior Astonishing Legends Research Corps member, Chemical Engineer and newly appointed Director of Research for MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, Dr. Chris Cogswell,…
The Tall Ones Part 1
Jan 28, 2018 • 87 min
It’s easy to imagine a version of ourselves that’s gargantuan, magical, a hero that often plays the villain, a giant among the ordinary. Legends of giants doing as they please have been with us since the beginning and continue to fascinate us in cinema…
Imminent Disclosure? Part 2
Jan 21, 2018 • 114 min
How “credible” does an eye-witness have to be before their account of an Unidentified Flying Object is taken seriously? Whom would you think is the most credible sort of witness for this type of impossible craft, aside from the beings or forces that made…
Imminent Disclosure? Part 1
Jan 13, 2018 • 94 min
The term “Disclosure” in the UFO community generally refers to the long-awaited event when the government, specifically the U.S. Government, finally tells the world that UFOs exist, along with everything they know about extraterrestrials, or so…
Yeti Part 3
Dec 23, 2017 • 86 min
Like so many cryptid mysteries, what one realizes is that the deeper you search for the answer of what the creature might be, you find what it represents is so much more than just a singular beast. Such was the discovery of tonight’s guest, Professor…
Yeti Part 2
Dec 17, 2017 • 97 min
You’ve heard the eye-witness accounts of encounters with the Yeti, but can you believe them? The DNA of supposed Yeti “evidence” has been tested, and it’s hard to argue those results, but how do we know those bits were really from a Yeti as locals know…
Yeti Part 1
Dec 11, 2017 • 78 min
On November 8, 1951, noted mountaineer and adventurer Eric Shipton and Dr. Michael Ward were on an expedition to find an alternate route to ascend Mount Everest. At approximately 17,500 feet and exploring a glacier near an Everest basecamp they came…
Chasing Amelia Earhart with Chris Williamson
Nov 19, 2017 • 135 min
Join us tonight as we sit down with Chris Williamson, the project creator of Chasing Earhart. Chris, along with his wife Vanessa and their dedicated team of researchers and producers, has created a podcast and are working on a documentary all about…
Black Eyed Kids Part 3
Nov 11, 2017 • 125 min
Whether you choose to think of Black Eyed Kids as demonic entities or just unaccompanied children out by themselves late at night with full-sclera Contacts trying to scare people, one thing our research and the research of those who have written…
Black Eyed Kids Part 2
Oct 29, 2017 • 166 min
The accounts of encounters with Black Eyed Kids vary with their observable details, except for two main factors: their dead, black eyes which you see and can never forget and the feeling of utter horror and doom which you will continue to feel every time…
Black Eyed Kids Part 1
Oct 23, 2017 • 109 min
First, there’s a knock. A very persistent knock, at your door, at your car window. Or maybe they stop you on a walk, on your way somewhere, when you’re alone. They’re just kids, right? And who doesn’t want to help out kids in need? Except that these…
The Bell Witch Part 2
Oct 16, 2017 • 182 min
Folklore can simply be described as beliefs, customs or legends handed down and preserved among a people. Some believe they are merely made up tales designed to entertain, while others believe folklore may be based on truths that have been gilded over the…
The Bell Witch Part 1
Oct 9, 2017 • 125 min
Every family has their stories passed down from generation to generation, but most aren’t as fantastical or have made as much of an impact on regional history as the legend of the Bell Witch. From about 1817 to 1821 in the Red River Community, now known…
Castle Houska: Gateway to Hell (Part 2)
Sep 23, 2017 • 133 min
There are two connected, yet distinct traditions of weirdness concerning Houska Castle: its mysterious, violent and spotty history of purpose and ownership, and the reported sightings of horrific creatures and terrifying specters since its founding.…
Castle Houska: Gateway to Hell (Part 1)
Sep 17, 2017 • 104 min
The descriptor “Hell Hole” can currently describe anything from your first apartment to the workplace you dread, but where do we get that term? Ages ago, could there have been a hole that people believed led straight to the depths of hell itself? There…
The Hatem Files - Case #1
Sep 9, 2017 • 124 min
Tonight’s show is… well… we don’t know what it is, frankly. What we can tell you is that friend and screenwriter Richard Hatem stopped by the Astonishing Legends studio, we ordered pizzas, made more than a few “Dirty Martinis” (at Rich’s resolute…
The Kelly Hopkinsville Encounter (Part 3)
Aug 19, 2017 • 119 min
It’s easy to dismiss the entire Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter as the booze-fueled fantasy of a bunch of backward hicks who can’t tell the difference between a goblin and an owl, or maybe you think it was an outrageous hoax perpetrated for cash. But before…
The Kelly Hopkinsville Encounter (Part 2)
Aug 13, 2017 • 77 min
In Part Two of our series on the Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter, we analyze the elements of the Sutton and Taylor families’ story. Is the tale that ended up in the media what actually happened or were certain descriptions exaggerated to make the story more…
The Kelly Hopkinsville Encounter (Part 1)
Aug 7, 2017 • 86 min
The 1950s was awash with incredible UFO sightings and purported alien encounters, but the Kelly-Hopkinsville Incident remains a highlight for the field of Ufology. The report was significant not only because of the long duration of the event and a large…
The Devil and Anneliese Michel: Exorcism on Trial (Part 3)
Jul 21, 2017 • 85 min
Was Anneliese Michel truly possessed by demonic forces, or was she suffering from a more earthly psychological affliction such as an extreme case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with Scrupulosity, epilepsy, PTSD or Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis?…
The Devil and Anneliese Michel: Exorcism on Trial (Part 2)
Jul 14, 2017 • 146 min
When considering the answer to the question, “Who or what was responsible for the death of Anneliese Michel?” as with all mysteries it is best to consider every opinion, especially an informed one. Tonight we interview Father John Duffey, author of the…
The Devil and Anneliese Michel: Exorcism on Trial (Part 1)
Jul 8, 2017 • 127 min
The legal systems of Western societies have no place for, nor consideration of, the offenses of the spiritual world. Neither does the spirit world have regard for the laws of men. These factors make the case of the death of Anneliese Michel so…
The Jersey Devil: Prince of the Pine Barrens (Part 2)
Jun 23, 2017 • 116 min
Southern New Jersey is steeped in the legend of The Jersey Devil, with the eponymous rascal inspiring everything from the names of businesses to stickers and T-shirts for tourists. But as one “South Jersey” native has informed us, The Pine Barrens…
The Jersey Devil: Prince of the Pine Barrens (Part 1)
Jun 16, 2017 • 105 min
They say if you meet someone from New Jersey, Pennsylvania or New York, you don’t ask them if they’ve heard of the “Jersey Devil,” you ask them if they’ve had some kind of encounter with it. The legend of the curious cryptid is so prolific, they’ve no…
Orfeo Angelucci: Secret of the Saucers
Jun 10, 2017 • 141 min
Most of us go on about our lives, enjoying the predictable routine of family, work, and if we’re lucky, a little bit of leisure. Usually, nothing too out of the ordinary happens from day to day, and although it may seem dull, we forget it’s also…
Richard Hatem: Screenwriter of the Mothman Prophecies
May 27, 2017 • 124 min
Tonight we have a conversation with screenwriter and producer Richard Hatem, known for such Motion Picture and Television projects as The Mothman Prophecies, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Grimm, Damien, Supernatural, Witches of East End, The Gates and…
Pere Cheney: The Town that Disappeared
May 20, 2017 • 101 min
BACKGROUND: The logging town of Pere Cheney, Michigan once showed a lot of promise as a place where hardworking men and women of the late 19th century could raise a family — that is until two epidemics of diphtheria and devastating fires reduced it to a…
The Sheriff and Outlaw Henry Plummer (Part 3)
May 11, 2017 • 93 min
The case of Henry Plummer represents the gray area between due process and necessary action, depending on whether you view a rise in criminal activity as a matter for the justice system no matter how lacking, or local imperium no matter how brutal. In an…
The Sheriff and Outlaw Henry Plummer (Part 2)
Apr 29, 2017 • 161 min
The dual nature of Henry Plummer’s character would leave us questioning his legacy and the legitimacy of his ending. Was he simply an honest lawman reluctantly entangled in the rougher aspects of frontier justice or a downright robber and murderer with a…
The Sheriff and Outlaw Henry Plummer (Part 1)
Apr 22, 2017 • 102 min
Henry Plummer was like so many young men who ventured into the frontier of mid-nineteenth century America; full of a spirit of adventure and eager to make their fortunes in the gold fields of the Old West. Handsome, charismatic and ambitious, Plummer soon…
Remote Viewing and Flight 19
Apr 14, 2017 • 126 min
Despite what you may see in today’s eye-catching, “Clickbait” internet headlines, so few mysteries are ever really “Solved!” But what if we could get an image, an impression, a hint of a location even, some kind of clue as to what happened with some of…
Flight 19 (Part 3)
Apr 8, 2017 • 134 min
The timeline of events leading up to the disappearance of Flight 19 suggest, as with so many tragedies, that it was not just one mistake responsible for the ultimate loss of 27 airmen, but a series of minor miscommunications and faltering. This is perhaps…
Flight 19 (Part 2)
Mar 25, 2017 • 82 min
BACKGROUND At approximately 6:00 p.m. on 5 December 1945, an HF/DF signal fix was obtained for Flight 19, placing its location somewhere within a 100-mile radius off the east coast of Florida, but that would be the last trace of the squadron’s existence.…
Flight 19 (Part 1)
Mar 18, 2017 • 87 min
BACKGROUND The fate of a US Naval training flight, designated as “Flight 19” remains one of the American military’s most enduring mysteries, but also one of the signature stories from the legendary region known as “The Bermuda Triangle.” On December 5,…
Electronic Fog
Mar 10, 2017 • 126 min
BACKGROUND We know that Distance = Rate x Time but when one of the variables of that equation is altered beyond reason by some unimaginable force of nature, the result can challenge what we think we know about the natural world. This was the experience of…
The Nazi Bell (Part 2)
Feb 25, 2017 • 118 min
Background The mystery of “The Nazi Bell” or “Die Glocke” is only surpassed by its reported potential. The Germans had the knowledge to build an atomic weapon in Otto Hahn, the chemist who first split the uranium nucleus in 1938. The next year the Nazis…
The Nazi Bell (Part 1)
Feb 18, 2017 • 95 min
In August of 1997, Polish journalist, military historian, researcher and author, Igor Witkowski claims to have been shown classified prisoner interrogation transcripts of German SS General Jakob Sporrenberg by a Polish Intelligence agent. What Witkowski…
The Count of St Germain (Part 3)
Jan 28, 2017 • 112 min
There seems to be no doubt that the Count of Saint Germain existed, but how did he exist and for how long? There are levels to the incredulity of his story. It seems unlikely that one individual could possess so many varied talents, but the Count’s most…
The Count of St Germain (Part 2)
Jan 20, 2017 • 126 min
If you wished you could do all the things the Count of Saint Germain could do, meet all the people he had met, and learn all the secrets of life he seemed to possess, and on top of it all, have several lifetimes to employ your skills, what then? The…
The Count of St Germain (Part 1)
Jan 13, 2017 • 113 min
Who’s the most interesting person you’ve ever met? Can they play a musical instrument? Do they speak a foreign language? Are they a fine art painter? Have they traveled the world? Are they descended from royalty? Sure, maybe only a couple of those. But…
2nd Chances
Dec 16, 2016 • 98 min
Sometimes we get a second chance and sometimes it seems we had no chance at all. What we can count on getting is a cycle of the heartwarming followed by heartbreak, the mundane punctuated with despair and assuaged by moments of joy. But greater than our…
Unhappy Endings
Dec 9, 2016 • 113 min
Life is fragile and an end comes for us all. But whether that end is labeled as mysterious, ironic, tragic, coincidental or altogether unremarkable, is something for those that survive us to decide. The path of life through the wilderness of our choices…
Astonishing Legends TV01
Dec 2, 2016 • 105 min
Astonishing Legends makes digital media and internet history with our first ever “live” YouTube streaming event! Frankly, we weren’t sure any of it would work, so we really didn’t announce we’d be doing it, but we thought it might be a fun way to interact…
The Mothman (Part 4B)
Nov 21, 2016 • 64 min
As we approach our Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States, Astonishing Legends would like to thank our fantastic fans from all over the world with our final Part 4B of The Mothman series - the rest of the conclusions. Not only did we think this…
The Mothman (Part 4A)
Nov 16, 2016 • 88 min
Do we only see what we can understand? And if we refuse or are unable to understand, are we then not seeing all of the elements of our reality? If beings and creatures from alternate realities truly exist, then what is their origin story? What is their…
The Mothman (Part 3)
Nov 10, 2016 • 126 min
At 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge which connected Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and Gallipolis, Ohio, collapsed. Being rush hour in mid-December, the bridge was full of commuters on their way home from work and holiday shopping trips.…
The Mothman (Part 2)
Oct 28, 2016 • 118 min
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Mothman! Well, we’re pretty sure “Mothman” isn’t any of those things, neither a moth nor a man, or some unholy combination of the two. If the descriptions by over 100 witnesses are accurate and the symptoms of seeing such a…
The Mothman (Part 1)
Oct 20, 2016 • 89 min
All legends are local in a way, and when one local person tells a tale of a strange encounter, it can be a cause for skeptical snickers from the townsfolk. When more than a hundred people from the same region all see the same thing, it can lead to books,…
Monsters Among Us
Oct 6, 2016 • 118 min
In tonight’s episode, Scott interviews journalist, author, and Paranormal Investigator Linda S. Godfrey. We discuss her latest book, Monsters Among Us: An exploration of otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena. Linda has…
Choose Your Own Adventure
Sep 28, 2016 • 111 min
Tonight we are joined by an old friend of Scott’s, David Sullivan, or Sully to his friends. Sully has had some interesting things happen in his life, especially when heard through the filter of Astonishing Legends. He relays a few stories that start out…
Skinwalker Ranch (Part 3)
Sep 15, 2016 • 109 min
Could it be that impossible creatures and craft from unimaginable worlds are able to intrude upon ours at will? Real Estate magnate Robert T. Bigelow thought so and assembled a team of scientists and researchers to find out if “Skinwalker Ranch” could be…
Skinwalker Ranch (Part 2)
Sep 8, 2016 • 135 min
If there are truly supernatural forces at work on the “Skinwalker Ranch,” they do not seem to have your best interests at heart. At the least, they seem to be indifferent to human concerns and endeavors, content to go on about their mysterious business…
Skinwalker Ranch (Part 1)
Sep 1, 2016 • 90 min
Where do you go for your One-stop Shopping for the supernatural? Why the “Skinwalker Ranch” in northeastern Utah of course! It’s got it all, including, but not limited to: Skinwalkers (naturally), UFOs, powerful poltergeists, deadly orbs, cryptids, cattle…
The Mary Celeste - Ghost Ship (Part 3)
Aug 18, 2016 • 85 min
Whatever the confluence of unfortunate events that caused those on board the Mary Celeste to abandon her, one can surmise two possible final fates for them: either they perished in a maelstrom of sudden violence, or they died a languishing death of…
The Mary Celeste - Ghost Ship (Part 2)
Aug 11, 2016 • 70 min
The mysterious disappearance of ten souls would not be the last of the misfortune to befall the ill-fated Mary Celeste. Insurance fraud, lost revenue, madness, and suicide would all become dreadful notches in the gunwale of her sad history, along with the…
The Mary Celeste - Ghost Ship (Part 1)
Aug 2, 2016 • 86 min
The Mary Celeste is perhaps the most famous case of a “ghost ship.” However, when it was discovered adrift on December 5, 1872, no ghosts were found nor any human form for that matter, not Captain Briggs, his wife, his two-year-old daughter, nor the seven…
The Coral Castle
Jul 18, 2016 • 107 min
Is it just a quirky rock sculpture garden, or a megalithic mystery that baffles engineers and scientists to this day? It seems to be both. How was a diminutive man in ill health able to accomplish such a monumental feat all by himself? Ed Leedskalnin,…
The Sludge Entity (Part 2)
Jul 11, 2016 • 99 min
There’s no greater fear for a parent than their child being harmed and when that child faces a threat, they’ll do whatever they have to to protect them, from this world into the next. Whatever that threat is, it had better beware. Tonight’s Quote: “We had…
The Sludge Entity (Part 1)
Jul 4, 2016 • 47 min
When your loved one is seriously ill, you take them to the doctor. But what do you do when you’ve taken them to every doctor, specialist and holistic healer you could see, ran every recommended test and all the professionals can tell you is something is…
The Delphos Ring (Part 2 of 2)
Jun 13, 2016 • 87 min
What happens when a single event turns out to dominate your life, and for everyone else who isn’t a close friend, it’s all they want to know about you? Only the Johnson family knows what happened or didn’t happen to them, and regardless of what people…
The Delphos Ring (Part 1 of 2)
Jun 7, 2016 • 70 min
When it comes to the paranormal, people always say they want proof. Well, on Friday, November 2nd, 1971, evidence of what many believe to be “proof” of an Unidentified Flying Object touching down on the Johnson family farm in Delphos, Kansas appeared on…
Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery (Part 3, but really Part 4)
May 18, 2016 • 147 min
In death, The Somerton Man remains a mystery. But what was he in life? A Russian spy? Was he a black market racketeer, a professional dancer on holiday, an estranged lover saying goodbye one last time, or perhaps a combination of all of the above? Tonight…
Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery (Part 2B)
Apr 29, 2016 • 109 min
We wrap up most of our interview with Professor Derek Abbott in Part 2B of The Somerton Man series, where we learn that when you engage a mystery, the mystery can engage you. Tonight’s Quote: “Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend,Before we too into…
Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery (Part 2A)
Apr 20, 2016 • 99 min
As with any great mystery, it can turn some individuals into steadfast researchers and citizen detectives, dedicating years to a quest for answers. We were lucky enough to interview one such person, Professor Derek Abbott of the University of Adelaide in…
Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery (Part 1)
Mar 17, 2016 • 91 min
Of the six questions — who, what, when, where, how and why — we only know three when it comes to the mystery of “The Somerton Man.” What and where: a middle-aged man found dead on Somerton Beach, which borders the Adelaide, Australia, suburb of Glenelg.…
The Somerton Man MiniCast PROMO!
Mar 16, 2016 • 2 min
New Episode Friday 3.18.16! Audio of a quick promo of our pending episodes on The Tamam Shud: Somerton Man Mystery. Associated Video of Promo here -
The Pearl of Siberia
Feb 27, 2016 • 107 min
What’s down there? Lost treasure? Legend has it. 20% of the world’s unfrozen freshwater sitting on 4.3 miles of sediment? Science confirms it. What about humanoid creatures almost 10 feet tall, wearing silvery suits with helmets out for a deepwater swim,…
Polybius Ultra
Feb 4, 2016 • 95 min
Our ancient ancestors spoke of a legendary place — where the young and young at heart could test their skills against a magical, electronic device, using strategy, and their reflexes at 25¢ a pop. These wondrous havens were called “Video Arcades” and…
Kincaid’s Cave of the Grand Canyon
Jan 19, 2016 • 107 min
On March 12, 1909, The Arizona Gazette published an article titled, “G. E. Kincaid Reaches Yuma.” It was a short, mildly interesting announcement that Mr. “Kincaid” was only the second person to make the perilous boat trip down the entire course of the…
The KGC: An American Conspiracy (Part 3)
Dec 19, 2015 • 134 min
They had lawyers, guns and money, as well as cartographers and engineers, tradesmen, politicians and professionals of all station, all embedded in American society and the money in the earth itself. One day these would all be needed by the Knights of the…
The KGC: An American Conspiracy (Part 2)
Dec 6, 2015 • 86 min
The Confederate Army’s losses at the battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg in July 1863 marked a turning point in America’s Civil War, one that was not favorable for furthering the cause of “Southern Independence.” With the hopes of an overall military…
The KGC: An American Conspiracy (Part 1)
Nov 23, 2015 • 63 min
America in the mid-nineteenth century was still a very young nation in the process of finding its own identity, its states not yet fully or harmoniously united. Differing ideas on what methods of production and government its inhabitants should employ…
Shadow People
Oct 26, 2015 • 77 min
They watch us. They wait. Lurking in the shadows or in bright daylight, from afar, in the corners of our eyes or in our very own bedrooms, staring directly at us, sometimes with eyes of red fire. They observe us and learn our behavior or they try to choke…
Kidnapped by Bigfoot: The Albert Ostman Story
Oct 9, 2015 • 95 min
Some tales are tall tales, and some tales involve an ape-like creature that stands over 7 feet tall and weighs around 700 pounds. Such was the tale of Albert Ostman, who claimed that in 1924, while on a leisurely prospecting trip in British Columbia,…
Dyatlov Pass (Part 2 of 2)
Sep 18, 2015 • 60 min
Background: Part 2 of our Special on Dyatlov Pass: On January 27, 1959, a group of outdoor enthusiasts, known as “tourists” in Russia, consisting of seven men and two women, mostly students and graduates of the Ural Polytechnical Institute (which is now…
Dyatlov Pass (Part 1 of 2)
Sep 11, 2015 • 78 min
Background: On January 27, 1959, a group of outdoor enthusiasts, known as ‘tourists’ in Russia, consisting of seven men and two women, mostly students and graduates of the Ural Polytechnical Institute (which is now the Ural Federal University) left the…
The Fermi Paradox
Aug 29, 2015 • 70 min
Background: While having lunch near the Los Alamos National Laboratory one day with the likes of Edward Teller, “father of the nuclear bomb” Nobel Prize winning physicist Enrico Fermi wondered out loud (after the topic of recent UFO sightings came up)…
Oak Island Money Pit Part 3
Aug 12, 2015 • 76 min
If you can’t click on these links, visit our website. Legend: Pirate treasure? English, French or Spanish military plunder? The secret Rosicrucian works of Sir Francis Bacon and therefore also the possible original missing folios of Shakespeare? Or…
Oak Island Money Pit Part 2
Aug 12, 2015 • 76 min
If you can’t click on these links, visit our website. Legend: Pirate treasure? English, French or Spanish military plunder? The secret Rosicrucian works of Sir Francis Bacon and therefore also the possible original missing folios of Shakespeare? Or…
Oak Island Money Pit Part 4 - The Theories
Aug 11, 2015 • 183 min
If you can’t click on these links, visit our Legend: Pirate treasure? English, French or Spanish military plunder? The secret Rosicrucian works of Sir Francis Bacon and therefore also the possible original missing folios of…
Oak Island Money Pit Part 1
Jul 7, 2015 • 75 min
Legend: Pirate treasure? English, French or Spanish military plunder? The secret Rosicrucian works of Sir Francis Bacon and therefore also the possible original missing folios of Shakespeare? Or perhaps the greatest sacred antiquities lost to history,…
Collections and Connections
May 30, 2015 • 54 min
Have you ever collected anything? Have you ever been a fan of anything or anyone? If so, how serious were you about it, how far would you go to obtain a collectible and what would be your most treasured “gets?” Background: After our cold open on Charly…
Are We Ever Alone?
May 16, 2015 • 68 min
Have you ever taken a camping trip by yourself? A trip to get away? Were you alone? Are you sure? Background: Tonight we interview retired Emergency Room Physician and now published author Dr. Richard J. Goldstein who took a simple little camping trip by…
Spring-Heeled Jack
May 2, 2015 • 44 min
Legend: In 1837, someone or something leapt into history in nine foot bounds, assaulting women and men, breathing fire and tearing at their clothes. What exactly was Spring-Heeled Jack? Background: Tonight we’re diving into the history of Spring-Heeled…
What’s Gotten Into You?
Apr 17, 2015 • 77 min
Legend: Technically an invasive species has to kill off a pre-existing species to meet the definition of being invasive. After you hear this episode, we’ll be you’ll agree there are some things though that should be classified as invasive no matter what.…
The Laughing Indian
Mar 20, 2015 • 41 min
Legend: There are many different levels of torment that some ghosts seem to offer, but what could be worse than mocking? Background: When our guest was 12 years old and home alone in upstate New York he experienced an encounter with something heard but…
John Titor and Other Time Travelers
Mar 6, 2015 • 81 min
Legend: Time traveler stories have abounded throughout history, but one of the most enduring ones of the past hundred years is the legend of John Titor, a man from the year 2038 who’s story of how time travel works proves to be plausible. Background:…
The Flirting Ghosts of Norway
Feb 19, 2015 • 53 min
Legend: In the 1890’s an illicit affair centered around a hotel in Norway ends badly. Are the departed lovers still hanging around the original section of the hotel’s top floor? Background: Marc Brugnoni and Marisol McIlvain work for a large travel and…
The Cackowski Intruder
Feb 5, 2015 • 73 min
Legend: A spirit visits two siblings multiple times a week for several months during their highschool years. Neither one of them knew it was happening to the other. Background: Comedy and Improv performers, writers and producers, Liz and Craig Cackowski…
The Birds, The Psychic and Ollie the Crime-Fighting Dog
Jan 22, 2015 • 72 min
Legend: Bird flies at the window, death knocks at the door. According to legend, if a bird crashes into a window in your house and dies from the collision, it is a portent that someone close to you is going to die. Background: Can someone who’s passed…
The Devil in the Diner
Jan 8, 2015 • 39 min
Background: Have you ever encountered someone other-worldly? Someone who seemed to exude a dark charisma that frightened you with their ability to be so magnetic? Legend: Talented comedy writer, Paula Pell, joins us in this episode for a glimpse over her…
A Krampus Christmas
Dec 20, 2014 • 51 min
All pictures from The Running of the Butt Mandle in Bertchesgaden, Germany, Dec 6th 2014. Photos property of Astonishing Legends/Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2014 - All Rights Reserved Background: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Krampus? Every part of…
Celebrity Cemetery
Dec 11, 2014 • 42 min
Background: Marc D’Andre our Correspondent at Large, is back with one of his special tours of the final resting place of not only Marilyn Monroe, but countless Hollywood icons of film and television. Put your headphones on and be transported to the park…
Amelia Earhart Vanishes (Part 2)
Nov 27, 2014 • 122 min
Legend: Did Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan live short lives as castaways, or were they lost at sea after running out of fuel and ditching their Lockheed Electra 10E? Maybe they were taken prisoner, interrogated and eventually executed by the Japanese in…
Amelia Earhart Vanishes (Part 1)
Nov 13, 2014 • 47 min
Background: Amelia Earhart is one of the most famous aviators in the world and she flew into the history books in July of 1937 when she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, took off from Lae, Papua New Guinea for Howland Island. They never made it. Come with…
Greyfriars Kirkyard Halloween Special
Oct 30, 2014 • 65 min
Welcome to episode 3 of Astonishing Legends! This episode is about the most well documented ongoing physical haunting in the world at the legendary Greyfriars Kirkyard Links for folks who are interested! (Links not clickable in all podcast apps, visit our…
Queen Mary & The Haunted Valentine
Oct 17, 2014 • 45 min
Welcome to episode 2 of Astonishing Legends! This episode is about the floating hotel that the RMS Queen Mary has become and how she treats a couple of guests who’ve selected her for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. Links for folks who are interested!…
Hollywood Ending
Oct 2, 2014 • 27 min
Welcome to the first episode of Astonishing Legends! This episode is about what The City of Angels gives back when you come here seeking fame and fortune and includes a death tour among the Hollywood Hills with a visit to a particularly macabre…