55 min

Episode 33 - The Somerton Man Stories of Strangeness

    • Society & Culture

In this episode, Mike tells us about the strange story of the Somerton Man, who died mysteriously on a beach in Adelaide, Australia in 1948. Was he a spy? A black market trader? Was his death a suicide? A murder? Listen in to find out more.
We also talk about ear anatomy, Zoe's inability to sink in water, petitioning heaven for answers, and time travel via the Terminator and Futurama. You know, usual stuff.
Also, an apology: We've been having an ongoing issue with mic bleed, where you can hear one host on the other's mic. We tried a slightly different setup to see if we can block it out better, but actually it made things worse and there's some echo on both of us this episode. Sorry about that, we'll try something different next time, or just revert to our previous setup.
Here's a rundown of the episode:
00:28 - Hello!
00:42 - Presented Piece: Numbers Stations
14:05 - Promo - Paraunity Podcast
14:59 - Discussion
51:06 - Thanks and Where You Can Find Us
52:57 - Fun Fact: The Butter Churner
54:32 - Bye!
Total Runtime: 55:11


LinksPromoOur promo partner this week is the https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-paraunity-podcast-1369789 (Paraunity Podcast). Listen to genuine paranormal investigators talk shop!


Research Linkshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamam_Shud_case (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamam_Shud_case)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-57166662 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-57166662)
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-body-on-somerton- beach-50795611/ (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-body-on-somerton- beach-50795611/)
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/31/australia/australia-somerton-man-mystery-intl-hnk-dst/index.html https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/bombshell-claim-on-somerton-man-mystery-i-saw-his-dead-body/news-story/a78b959a0f922ad- c0d993d351a516c8d (https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/31/australia/australia-somerton-man-mystery-intl-hnk-dst/index.html https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/bombshell-claim-on-somerton-man-mystery-i-saw-his-dead-body/news-story/a78b959a0f922ad- c0d993d351a516c8d)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-19/six-clues-that-have-failed-to-solve- the-somerton-man-mystery/100148922 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-19/six-clues-that-have-failed-to-solve- the-somerton-man-mystery/100148922)
https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/breaking-news/somerton-man-experts-say- mystery-could-surround-case-forever/news-story/fb6bf- b7961023ed2113a93d979165160 (https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/breaking-news/somerton-man-experts-say- mystery-could-surround-case-forever/news-story/fb6bf- b7961023ed2113a93d979165160)
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/who-is-the-somerton-man (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/who-is-the-somerton-man)
The other podcasts we mentioned on the show, which Mike highly recom- mends are:
https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/death-in-ice-valley-641289 (https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/death-in-ice-valley-641289) Death In Ice Valley, which we’ve mentioned a couple of times now and is well worth a listen.
https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/wind-of-change-1163212 (https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/wind-of-change-1163212) The podcast about the Scorpions possibly being CIA agents, is, rather predictably, called Wind Of Change. (Doh - how could I not remember that? I even said it!)
Also, not mentioned in this episode, but one Mike has mentioned before is Bear Brook - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/bear-brook-712155 (https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/bear-brook-712155) which, while dealing with some horrific murders, also tells the story of how one woman al- most single-handedly pioneered the discipline of forensic genealogy, which kind of links in with this case and DNA research.


Our Linkshttps://storiesofstrangeness.com/ (Website) - Sign up for email alerts, view the gallery, and other cool stuff.
https://instagram.com/storiesofstrangeness...

In this episode, Mike tells us about the strange story of the Somerton Man, who died mysteriously on a beach in Adelaide, Australia in 1948. Was he a spy? A black market trader? Was his death a suicide? A murder? Listen in to find out more.
We also talk about ear anatomy, Zoe's inability to sink in water, petitioning heaven for answers, and time travel via the Terminator and Futurama. You know, usual stuff.
Also, an apology: We've been having an ongoing issue with mic bleed, where you can hear one host on the other's mic. We tried a slightly different setup to see if we can block it out better, but actually it made things worse and there's some echo on both of us this episode. Sorry about that, we'll try something different next time, or just revert to our previous setup.
Here's a rundown of the episode:
00:28 - Hello!
00:42 - Presented Piece: Numbers Stations
14:05 - Promo - Paraunity Podcast
14:59 - Discussion
51:06 - Thanks and Where You Can Find Us
52:57 - Fun Fact: The Butter Churner
54:32 - Bye!
Total Runtime: 55:11


LinksPromoOur promo partner this week is the https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-paraunity-podcast-1369789 (Paraunity Podcast). Listen to genuine paranormal investigators talk shop!


Research Linkshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamam_Shud_case (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamam_Shud_case)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-57166662 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-57166662)
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-body-on-somerton- beach-50795611/ (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-body-on-somerton- beach-50795611/)
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/31/australia/australia-somerton-man-mystery-intl-hnk-dst/index.html https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/bombshell-claim-on-somerton-man-mystery-i-saw-his-dead-body/news-story/a78b959a0f922ad- c0d993d351a516c8d (https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/31/australia/australia-somerton-man-mystery-intl-hnk-dst/index.html https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/bombshell-claim-on-somerton-man-mystery-i-saw-his-dead-body/news-story/a78b959a0f922ad- c0d993d351a516c8d)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-19/six-clues-that-have-failed-to-solve- the-somerton-man-mystery/100148922 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-19/six-clues-that-have-failed-to-solve- the-somerton-man-mystery/100148922)
https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/breaking-news/somerton-man-experts-say- mystery-could-surround-case-forever/news-story/fb6bf- b7961023ed2113a93d979165160 (https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/breaking-news/somerton-man-experts-say- mystery-could-surround-case-forever/news-story/fb6bf- b7961023ed2113a93d979165160)
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/who-is-the-somerton-man (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/who-is-the-somerton-man)
The other podcasts we mentioned on the show, which Mike highly recom- mends are:
https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/death-in-ice-valley-641289 (https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/death-in-ice-valley-641289) Death In Ice Valley, which we’ve mentioned a couple of times now and is well worth a listen.
https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/wind-of-change-1163212 (https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/wind-of-change-1163212) The podcast about the Scorpions possibly being CIA agents, is, rather predictably, called Wind Of Change. (Doh - how could I not remember that? I even said it!)
Also, not mentioned in this episode, but one Mike has mentioned before is Bear Brook - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/bear-brook-712155 (https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/bear-brook-712155) which, while dealing with some horrific murders, also tells the story of how one woman al- most single-handedly pioneered the discipline of forensic genealogy, which kind of links in with this case and DNA research.


Our Linkshttps://storiesofstrangeness.com/ (Website) - Sign up for email alerts, view the gallery, and other cool stuff.
https://instagram.com/storiesofstrangeness...

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