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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.

    Pilot Encounters With UAP: Aviation Safety and UFOs

    Pilot Encounters With UAP: Aviation Safety and UFOs

    In recent months, reports of sightings involving unidentified aerial phenomena by pilots have been making news, involving a variety of observations of unusual luminous displays by aviators over the United States. While some of the sightings appear to have been resolved, a number of the pilot reports continue to perplex experts, and more broadly, point to challenges that aviation professionals face.
    This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we look at several of the recent pilot encounters with UAP, along with similar incidents logged in years past that showcase the potential safety hazards these objects represent.
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    NEWS: Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano is erupting, prompting an ashfall advisory for the Big Island   Clashes in Shanghai as protests over zero-Covid policy grip China  No joke: Supreme Court case could take a big bite out of the First Amendment A 48,500-year-old virus has been revived from Siberian permafrost | New Scientist BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Terror of the Men in Black: Fear, Folklore, & Flying Saucers

    Terror of the Men in Black: Fear, Folklore, & Flying Saucers

    Since the late 1940s, people who have claimed to be UFO witnesses have occasionally come forward with strange stories of visits from "men in black," giving rise to an odd and unsettling subfield in modern studies of the phenomenon. However, historical researchers point out that the idea of visits from mysterious, dark-suited individuals didn't begin with the modern UFO era, and in fact, may date back centuries.
    This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we look at the folklore surrounding the Men in Black and examine their mythic roots, as well as the modern claims of those who say they have had terrifying, real-life encounters with mysterious dark-suited strangers. Could there be more to some of the stories than mere myth, after all?
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    NEWS: Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano is erupting, prompting an ashfall advisory for the Big Island   Clashes in Shanghai as protests over zero-Covid policy grip China  No joke: Supreme Court case could take a big bite out of the First Amendment A 48,500-year-old virus has been revived from Siberian permafrost | New Scientist BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Pascagoula UAP Encounter | MHP 11.22.22.

    The Pascagoula UAP Encounter | MHP 11.22.22.

    It was an otherwise ordinary evening for coworkers Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker were fishing at an abandoned shipyard along Mississippi's Pascagoula River, when Hickson was first to notice an odd, bluish light in the distance. Over the next few minutes, the two fishermen's lives would be forever changed... and one of the greatest controversies in UFO history would begin to unfold. 
    In this installment of The Micah Hanks Program, we examine the October 11, 1973, UAP incident at Pascagoula, involving the alleged abduction of Hickson and Parker, and details about the case that have caused it to remain one of the 20th century's most controversial UAP-related events. 
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    NEWS: Airlines try to avoid meltdowns as longer Thanksgiving travel period begins Holiday wish list: 2 in 3 Americans just want - a decent night of sleep!  WikiLeaks website is struggling to stay online—as millions of documents disappear CIA Aims to Recruit Spies Among Russian Dissidents Female tourist pelted with water bottles after climbing El Castillo Mayan temple in Mexico   BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Still Living? The Relict Hominoid Enigma

    Still Living? The Relict Hominoid Enigma

    In 1917, a curious discovery was made within an ancient cave on the island of Malta: several unusual teeth that did not appear to belong to modern humans. However, this could only mean that our ancient cousins, the Neanderthals, had been there much earlier than it was previously believed any type of humans had ever arrived in Malta. Could this mean our current understanding of the island's history is wrong? 
    Anthropologists have long recognized that the last Neanderthals likely disappeared from Europe around 28,000-30,000 years ago. However, tantalizing references from ancient traditions throughout the world might suggest otherwise. This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we look at folklore and history from around the world that could suggest one or more unknown humanlike species, known by scientists as "relict hominoids," could still be living in modern times. 
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    NEWS: Space Force spaceplane landing likely caused sonic booms heard across Florida Mystery as Area 51 investigator says FBI & US Air Force ransacked home & seized ALL his computers This Concerning Theory May Explain Why We Haven't Found Evidence of Intelligent Alien Life Who is Graham Hancock? Meet the host of Ancient Apocalypse on Netflix  BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Great Pyramid Void: Unlocking an Ancient Mystery

    The Great Pyramid Void: Unlocking an Ancient Mystery

    For centuries, myths and legends have hinted at the existence of hidden chambers within the Egyptian pyramids and the surrounding Giza complex. From an alleged secret tomb of the Pharaoh Khufu, to a "Hall of Records" that has long been speculated to exist, the search for secret areas where ancient knowledge about the history of Egypt might exist has tantalized scholars for decades. 
    This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we explore how recent scientific developments led to the discovery of a mysterious void within the Great Pyramid at Giza, and look at how ancient history, as well as particle physics, might offer clues about what could await within. 
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    NEWS: Rare fossil clam discovered alive Earliest gibbon fossil unlocks clues about the history of apes  Solar storm smashes hole in Earth's magnetosphere, triggering extremely rare pink auroras Remnants of oldest known solar system discovered just 90 light-years from Earth   BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    UAP: History of the Mystery

    UAP: History of the Mystery

    In 1947, Pilot Kenneth Arnold observed a series of strange objects flying over Mount Rainier, Washington... and once the story made its way into American newspapers, a new cultural phenomenon was born. However, does the history of unidentified aerial phenomena really begin in 1947, or are there deeper historical threads that point to an earlier presence of the phenomenon?
    Joining us this week are researchers David Marler and Barry Greenwood, two of the foremost experts on historical documentation of the UFO phenomenon. Along with a discussion about their studies of UFOs in the historical record, we also get an important update from Marler about the launch of a new historical facility devoted to the study of the phenomenon, this week on The Micah Hanks Program.
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    Many Military U.F.O. Reports Are Just Foreign Spying or Airborne Trash  New classified report to congress says only HALF of UFO sightings can be properly explained BARRY GREENWOOD: Greenwood UFO Archives DAVID MARLER: The Official Website of Researcher David Marler BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
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    • 1 hr 25 min

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