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Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious world is an exploration of the weird, the strange, the unusual, and the fascinating phenomena in the physical world around us—and beyond—from a Catholic perspective. Join Jimmy Akin and his co-host Domenico Bettinelli as they examine ancient mysteries, folk tales, urban legends, and miraculous stories with a methodical, logical, well-reasoned but not entirely skeptical eye.

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Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious world is an exploration of the weird, the strange, the unusual, and the fascinating phenomena in the physical world around us—and beyond—from a Catholic perspective. Join Jimmy Akin and his co-host Domenico Bettinelli as they examine ancient mysteries, folk tales, urban legends, and miraculous stories with a methodical, logical, well-reasoned but not entirely skeptical eye.

    Mysterious Updates (Bigfoot, Great Pyramid, JFK, Weight Loss, Dyatlov Pass, Skinwalker Ranch, UFOs)

    Mysterious Updates (Bigfoot, Great Pyramid, JFK, Weight Loss, Dyatlov Pass, Skinwalker Ranch, UFOs)

    MYS150: Since Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World began, Jimmy and Dom have covered numerous mysteries in 150 episodes. And because Jimmy is always doing research, he wants to update listeners on what he’s learned since originally covering these fascinating topics.

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    * Susan Levin’s book Posthuman Bliss? The Failed Promise of Transhumanism

    * Susan Levin’s article The Irrationality of Transhumanists

    * A Scientific Case for Bigfoot (1)

    * A Scientific Case for Bigfoot (2)

    * Bigfoot Bodies

    * Hunting Bigfoot in Oklahoma

    * Ancient Architects 90-min documentary

    * Announcing the rediscovery of the wood

    * Assessing implications for Old Kingdom dates

    * University of Aberdeen on the wood

    * James Woolsey’s book Operation Dragon

    * Fermilab’s Don Lincoln on the Simulation Hypothesis

    * Jimmy’s page on fasting

    * Dr. Jason Fung’s The Obesity Code

    * Dr. Jason Fung’s The Diabetes Code

    * Dr. Jason Fung’s The Cancer Code

    * Hikers’ Families Disagree

    * National Geographic on new scientific study

    * The study itself

    * Psychology Today article on NDEs

    * The book The Self Does Not Die: Verified Paranormal Phenomena from Near-Death Experiences

    * Robert Bigelow interview

    * Two Skinwalker workers not happy about possible medical experimentation

    * Crin Wolf article

    * Crin Wolf roar-bark video

    * Skinwalker Ranch documentary series

    * Video of Golden State Killer sentencing

    * Unidentified TV show

    * Paul Smith interview

    * Gut Bacteria Affect How Your Think, Feel, Act

    * Computer Recreation of Somerton Man

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Spontaneous Human Combustion

    Spontaneous Human Combustion

    MYS149: Every so often, there are reports of people bursting into flames for no apparent reason, reducing most of their body to ashes, but with little or no fire damage around them. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what we should make of these reports of spontaneous human combustion and what could be causing them.
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    * Garth Haslam’s ebook Spontaneous Human Combustion
    * John Emsley’s book The 13th Element
    * Mary Reeser’s case of SHC
    * SHC cases in chronological order
    * Article on SHC
    * Jimmy’s talk The Problem of Evil
    * Pyrokinesis
    * Lair’s 1800 article on SHC and Alcohol
    * Beverage alcohol levels
    * Ross Pomeroy article
    * Brian J. Ford article
    * Cremation info
    * J. Irving Bentley video
    * Transcript of talk by Dr. Afrin


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    Mysterious Headlines

    * Why TV Channel 37 Doesn’t Exist (& Aliens)
    * False Dawn (Zodiacal...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Fearsome Australian Drop Bear! (Killer Koalas?)

    The Fearsome Australian Drop Bear! (Killer Koalas?)

    MYS148: Australia is known for many strange, dangerous animals, but one famous cryptid from Down Under is the fearsome Drop Bear. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli, with help from Matt Fradd and the Catholics of Oz, recount what we know about the Drop Bear and how to protect ourselves against it.

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    * Pints With Aquinas podcast (Matt Fradd)

    * The Catholics of Oz podcast

    * Animal Call from beginning of show

    * Mythical Animals That Turned Out to Be Real

    * Australian Museum’s Page on Drop Bears

    * Drop Bear

    * Koala

    * Marsupials

    * History of Australia

    * Capt. James Cook

    * Joseph Banks

    * Dropbears (musical group)

    * Myths About Koalas

    * Koala Fingerprints

    * ITV Report on Drop Bears

    * Crazy Fight Video

    * Scientific Name of the Loch Ness Monster

    * Tasmanian Tiger/Wolf (Including Video)

    * Whimsical, Absurd Scientific Names & Where They Came From

    * Why Do Venomous Animals Live in Warm Climates (video)

    * Volker Janssen’s journal article on GNSS Tracking of Drop Bears

    * Australian Geographic article on Drop Bears targeting tourists

    * Great Value Vacations Drop Bear page

    * Come To Australia Song

    * Really Disturbing Video





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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Secrets of the Vatican Secret Archives!

    Secrets of the Vatican Secret Archives!

    MYS147: Rumors have surrounded the Vatican Secret Archives for ages and some think the Vatican is hiding shameful or shocking secrets. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the history of the Archives, what they contain, and how secret they really are.

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    * Gorny & Rosikon’s book Vatican Secret Archives

    * Lux In Arcana book

    * Vatican Secret Archives documentary

    * Jacalyn Duffin’s book Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healings in the Modern World

    * The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History

    * The Trial of Galileo: Essential Documents

    * Vatican Secret Archives website

    * Vatican Secret Archive article

    * 10 Things Possibly in the Vatican Secret Archives

    * Ludwig von Pastor’s History of the Popes

    * Vatican Secret Archive online application form

    * Jimmy’s article How Pius XII Protected Jews

    * Iron Gall Ink

    * Napoleon and the Catholic Church

    * Napoleon and the Secret Archives

    * Grand Grimoire

    * Earliest surviving image of Jesus

    * Pope Francis name change motu proprio





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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Fascist Coup in the USA! (The Business Plot of 1934)

    Fascist Coup in the USA! (The Business Plot of 1934)

    MYS146: In 1934, America was in the grips of the Great Depression and people were desperate for solutions. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the shadowy group of businessmen who began plotting to install an American fascist dictator and how close they came to succeeding.
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    * Jules Archer’s book The Plot to Seize the White House
    * Business Plot
    * Smedley Butler
    * Congressional Report on the Business Plot
    * Dictator
    * Fascism
    * Recession vs Depression
    * Roosevelt Dictatorship
    * FDR 1933 Assassination Attempt newsreel
    * Guiseppe Zangara
    * FDR’s 1933 Inaugural Address
    * Great Depression
    * FDR’s Policies Extended Depression by 7 Years
    * Bonus Army
    * American Legion
    * Gold Standard
    * American Liberty League
    * NYT Scoffs at Report
    * Butler Press Conference newsreel
    * Jimmy’s article on the Orchard Hypothesis


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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Gravity Hills, Selling Your Soul, Winchester Mansion, Ghost Hunting, and More Patron Questions

    Gravity Hills, Selling Your Soul, Winchester Mansion, Ghost Hunting, and More Patron Questions

    MYS145: We regularly give Patrons the opportunity to ask Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli their mysterious questions and make them available exclusively to Patrons first and then later to the whole audience in a special bonus release.

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    * The Stupids (movie)

    * Gravity Hill

    * Overtoun Bridge

    * Soul Selling (1)

    * Soul Selling (2)

    * Fibromyalgia

    * Winchester Mystery House

    * Our Lady of Zeitoun

    * Gadianton Canyon





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