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The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week we journey to the boundaries of human knowledge, in search of the most unusual things our world has to offer.

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The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week we journey to the boundaries of human knowledge, in search of the most unusual things our world has to offer.

    Incident at Kecksburg: A Cold War UFO Cover-Up? | MHP 08.15.22.

    Incident at Kecksburg: A Cold War UFO Cover-Up? | MHP 08.15.22.

    On December 9, 1965, residents in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and several other states, as well as Canada, observed a strange ball of fire streaking through the afternoon sky. Various reports indicated locations where the object was believed to have fallen, with the majority of them centering in on the rural community of Kecksburg in southwestern Pennsylvania. But what was the object, and what actually happened later that night as the U.S. military went in search of it? 
    This week, following news and an analysis of the long-lost Calvine UFO photograph from Scotland, we reopen the case files on the Kecksburg incident. Was there really an object recovered, and why did NASA lose its files on its investigation? Or is there another explanation for the event entirely? We explore all these questions and more this week on The Micah Hanks Program. 
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    NEWS: Particle Physicists Puzzle Over a New Duality  The Big Bang didn't happen - Eric Lerner  Has a Superintellect Monkeyed With Our Universe’s Physics?  Consciousness Mystery Could Be Solved By This Compelling New Physics Theory CALVINE UFO PHOTO: Revealed After 32 Years: The 'Most Spectacular UFO Photo Ever Captured' BACKGROUND: David Clarke's Summer 2021 Case Files: Calvine UFO Photographs. MORE FROM 7/31/21: The UFO that Never Was?: the Calvine Photographs.  THE LATEST: The Calvine UFO photograph – revealed - Dr. David Clarke  SKEPTICS WEIGH IN: Claim: Original Calvine UFO Photo Calvine UFO Photo - Reflection In Water Hypothesis THE KECKSBURG INCIDENT  Newspaper Reports: “Countians See Mystery ‘Fireball’.” Beaver County Times. Dec 10, 1965.  “Unidentified Flying Object Falls Near Kecksburg.” Tribune-Review (County Edition).  “UFO Starts Many Fires.” The Spokesman Review. Spokane, Washington. Vol. 83, No 210. 10 Dec 1965. “Scientists Says Object Was Not a Meteorite.” The Amarillo Globe-Times. Amarillo, Texas. 16 Dec 1965  “Dazzling Light Flashing in Sky Sets Off Rumors.” The Daily News. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. 10 Dec 1965.  Project Blue Book: USAF'S Project Bluebook File on Kecksburg Royal Astronomical Society of Canada: RASC Article on Meteor Sighting   Stan Gordon’s Perspective: Kecksburg Incident and Updates – Stan Gordon's UFO Anomalies Zone  The Debate is Renewed: Kecksburg UFO debate renewed | TribLIVE.com  Kean’s Commentary: International UFO Reporter, 2005  Oberg’s Analysis: Jim Oberg on the “NASA lawsuit over Kecksburg UFO Documents” NASA Update: Cosmos 96 - Spacecraft BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Abduction: The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Incident

    Abduction: The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Incident

    On the evening of September 19-20, 1961, New Hampshire residents Barney and Betty Hill were returning from a vacation in Canada when they noticed a strange light moving through the sky in the distance. Over the course of the next 45 minutes, their lives would forever change, as they became participants on one of history's best known--and most controversial--alleged UFO sightings.
    This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we present a historical analysis of the Hill case, and examine some of the finer details about the purported occupants aboard the craft the couple observed, as well as the bizarre claims of their abduction and medical examination on board a UFO.
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    NEWS: Get ready to look up in the night sky at all those meteor showers  Earth broke the record for the shortest day since atomic clocks were invented Rare and Unexplained, Scientists May Soon Solve the Mystery of Lightning “Superbolts”   Humans Arrived in North America 37,000 Years Ago  BETTY AND BARNEY HILL: The Interrupted Journey, by John G. Fuller Walter Webb’s 1961 NICAP Report Brian Dunning’s SKEPTOID analysis Stanton Friedman’s rebuttal to Brian Dunning Robert Sheaffer’s post (with links to his document trove on the Hill case) BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Search for Non-Terrestrial Artifacts

    The Search for Non-Terrestrial Artifacts

    For decades, humans have sent probes into space to explore distant planets, and to go in search of evidence of things like life on other worlds. If humans engage in such activities, why wouldn't aliens do the same? Is it possible that Earth has ever been surveilled by extraterrestrial technologies, and that searches for non-terrestrial artifacts could reveal their presence close to Earth? 
    Beatriz Villarroel is a postdoctoral researcher holding the position of Nordic Fellow with Stockholm University, Sweden. Among other positions she holds, she is Principal Investigator of the "Vanishing & Appearing Sources during a Century of Observations" project, otherwise known as the VASCO Network. This week, she joins us to discuss the scientific search for non-terrestrial artifacts on The Micah Hanks Program. 
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    NEWS: Loch Ness Monster Existence Plausible, Scientists Say Evidence of an Ancient Sea Monster Just Turned Up in an Unlikely Place, but it Wasn't Loch Ness Veteran Air Traffic Controller On Dealing With Stranger Things In The Sky  FAA Releases Near Miss Reports That Reference UFOs/UAP BEATRIZ VILLAROEL: Beatriz Villarroel | The Galileo Project  Evidence of Non-Terrestrial Objects Surveilling Earth Could be Revealed in New Research Effort Beatriz Villarroel is awarded the L’Oréal-Unesco Prize for Women in Science A glint in the eye: photographic plate archive searches for non-terrestrial artefacts  Beatriz Villarroel: Why are stars vanishing? - Rebelliously Curious with Chrissy Newton BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Moon Anomalies: Lunar Phenomena and Mysterious Structures

    Moon Anomalies: Lunar Phenomena and Mysterious Structures

    For centuries, astronomers have claimed to see strange lights and other phenomena on the Moon. Ranging from points of light, to mysterious colored bands, and even images since the dawn of the Space Age depicting curious structures, many have wondered if Earth's Moon could be far more mysterious than most would ever contend. 
    This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we examine sightings of mysterious transient lunar phenomena (TLP) observed in locations like the Aristarchus crater, as well as a mysterious set of structures or "spires" that have caused debate for decades. Could there be more to the Moon and its many secrets than conventional astronomical thinking has taught us? 
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    NEWS: Videos show massive bright light seen across Texas skies; fireball also seen in 2 other states The Pentagon Just Revealed the New Name of Its UAP Investigative Office 'More People Believe in UFOs Than Believe in Congress,': Congressman at Denver UFO Symposium MOON ANOMALIES The Aristarchus Anomaly Transient Lunar Phenomena Studies  The Blair Cuspids: A Legitimate Lunar Anomaly? Lunascan Project Page on the Blair Cuspids  Hypothetical Planets and Earth’s Second Moon BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    SETI: Aliens, A.I., NASA, and UAP

    SETI: Aliens, A.I., NASA, and UAP

    As the search for extraterrestrial intelligence from beyond Earth continues, many scientists are now wondering whether the eventual discovery of ET may come in the form of a technology--perhaps even artificial intelligence--that was created by aliens, rather than the actual biological lifeforms themselves. 
    Joining us this week to discuss these possibilities is Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI institute. We dive into the potential existence of alien A.I, as well as NASA's forthcoming UAP study, and much more this week on The Micah Hanks Program. 
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    NEWS: James Webb Space Telescope picture shows noticeable damage from micrometeoroid strike  A new Record for the Strongest Magnetic Field Seen in the Universe: 1.6 Billion Tesla  To get artificial gravity on the moon, you'd need a giant rotating lunar base  Plants Appear to Be Self-Medicating by Producing Their Own Aspirin When Stressed  UAP NEWS: Seriously, What's Making All These Mysterious Space Signals? How Americans Feel About Space (and Aliens) As NASA Prepares UFO Study, Are We Seeing a New Space Race for Aliens? How big a deal is NASA's new UFO study? SETH SHOSTAK: Seth Shostak at the SETI Institute Sharing the Universe: Perspectives on Extraterrestrial Life Paperback BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
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    • 57 min
    Ariel Phenomenon: The 1994 Ruwa UFO Incident

    Ariel Phenomenon: The 1994 Ruwa UFO Incident

    On September 16, 1994, sixty-two students at Ariel School in Zimbabwe witnessed something incredible that has impacted many of their lives to this day. Today, their story remains one of the most striking incidents involving a landed UFO craft ever recorded, and yet many questions about the case still remain. 
    Joining us this week is researcher and filmmaker Randall Nickerson, who traveled to Zimbabwe and other locations in order to fully document this incredible story in his film, Ariel Phenomenon. We discuss the famous 1994 incident, and the effect it had on the lives of the witnesses in this installment of The Micah Hanks Program.
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    NEWS: NASA is right to examine UFOs - The Washington Post  New Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Reporting Procedures Outlined in Amendment to FY 2023 NDAA Wisconsin Representative Mike Gallager: UFOs Could Be 'Us from the Future'  Famous Roswell UFO Incident Celebrates 75th Anniversary RANDALL NICKERSON: Ariel Phenomenon: Official Film Website BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Dynamo Dianna ,

29 July 2019 episode

Only just starting; the production values excellent, reporting articulate and warm, and the analysis what I expect of a scientific approach.

Will definitely be catching up on podcasts.

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One of my go to podcasts and one of my favourites, very informative captivating and very well spoken by Micah always wonderful guests, highly recommended podcast

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