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Hysteria 51 is your offbeat weekly podcast destination for all things weird and wonderful! We navigate the cosmic highways of UFOs, the alien-infested landscapes, and the enigmatic frontiers of the paranormal. With your hosts, Brent Hand and David Flora, alongside our cantankerous tin man, Conspiracy Bot (with a not-so-subtle desire to rule the world, doubling as our chief inquisitor into the unknown), we delve into unique mysteries, the inexplicable, and the downright unusual.

Each week, we explore a fresh topic, making one thing crystal clear... the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.

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    • 4.5 • 1.1K Ratings

Hysteria 51 is your offbeat weekly podcast destination for all things weird and wonderful! We navigate the cosmic highways of UFOs, the alien-infested landscapes, and the enigmatic frontiers of the paranormal. With your hosts, Brent Hand and David Flora, alongside our cantankerous tin man, Conspiracy Bot (with a not-so-subtle desire to rule the world, doubling as our chief inquisitor into the unknown), we delve into unique mysteries, the inexplicable, and the downright unusual.

Each week, we explore a fresh topic, making one thing crystal clear... the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.

    Raëlity Check: Examining Raëlism, the UFO Religion | 376

    Raëlity Check: Examining Raëlism, the UFO Religion | 376

    Aliens are finally return this week as we dive into the out-of-this-world beliefs of Raëlism! Founded in 1974 by Claude Vorilhon, now known as Rael, this UFO religion claims that life on Earth was engineered by advanced extraterrestrials called the Elohim. Mistaken for gods by our ancestors, the Elohim are said to advocate for world peace, science, and even building an embassy for their grand return. But is this a peaceful interstellar mission or just another wacky cult from the UFO movement? Join us as we explore the bizarre, hilarious, the mind-blowing aspects of Raëlism this week on Hysteria 51.

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    • 58 min
    Blurry Hysteria: Drunk Orca Salad | 375

    Blurry Hysteria: Drunk Orca Salad | 375

    It's Weird News Time!
    First up, it's an Orca Party! Experts reveal that those orcas attacking boats aren't angry – they're just bored teenagers having a whale of a time. We'll break down the cetacean shenanigans and what it means for boaters everywhere.
    Next, say cheers to the Free Buzz! Imagine getting tipsy without a drop of booze – sounds like a dream, right? Not for one woman whose gut fungi decided to throw a constant kegger. Learn how her internal brewery kept the party going and what it means for the future of accidental intoxication.
    And finally, we’re taking a crunchy bite into Cicada Yums. When billions of cicadas emerged, some adventurous eaters saw an opportunity for a unique culinary experience. We’ll explore the rise of insect cuisine and why some people think cicadas are the new sushi.
    News Stories Mentioned: 
    Orca Party: https://www.livescience.com/animals/orcas/orcas-attacking-boats-are-actually-just-bored-teenagers-having-fun-experts-say
    Free Buzz: https://www.livescience.com/health/viruses-infections-disease/a-woman-kept-getting-drunk-despite-not-drinking-fungi-in-her-gut-were-brewing-their-own-alcohol
    Cicada Yums: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bc-us-eating-cicadas_n_6622cbfee4b0167f7bf4dce6
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    • 35 min
    Lost in Translation: The Unsolved Beale Ciphers | 374

    Lost in Translation: The Unsolved Beale Ciphers | 374

    “I have deposited in the county of Bedford, about four miles from Buford's [Tavern], in an excavation or vault, six feet below the surface of the ground, the following articles, belonging jointly to the parties whose names are given in number three, herewith:

    The first deposit consisted of ten hundred and fourteen pounds of gold, and thirty-eight hundred and twelve pounds of silver, deposited Nov. eighteen nineteen. The second was made Dec. eighteen twenty-one, and consisted of nineteen hundred and seven pounds of gold, and twelve hundred and eighty-eight of silver; also jewels, obtained in St. Louis in exchange to save transportation, and valued at thirteen thousand dollars.

    The above is securely packed in iron pots, with iron covers. The vault is roughly lined with stone, and the vessels rest on solid stone, and are covered with others. Paper number one describes the exact locality of the vault, so that no difficulty will be had in finding it.” - Thomas Jefferson Beale, from the second cipher text of the Beale Papers, allegedly written in 1822.

    Is it time to channel your inner Gus Chiggins and get to hunting for gold? Or maybe all of this a cunning ruse or just a flat out lie? We explore that and more this week with The Beale Ciphers on Hysteria 51!

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    • 49 min
    Solway Photoshoot: The Best of H51 | 373

    Solway Photoshoot: The Best of H51 | 373

    We are off this week.... sort of. We have a best of show, but first we dive in to continue or JFK Lose Your Own Adventure Sage. Then, it's back to 1964 to visit Jim and his photo shenanigans once again!

    Original Description

    Nothing worse than a photobomb. There you are minding your own business, taking a picture of your lovely daughter and next thing you know some idiot time traveler / astronaut / inter-dimensional being drops his/her/its mug into your frame. And while we’ve all been through it, there’s a famous version we’re talking about this week - The Solway Firth Spaceman. Where did the other figure come from? Could this be a real, true documentation of a close encounter? How much is free film for a year actually worth? We dive in deep and see what develops. Plus, Conspiracy Bot actually did research this week (albeit unsuccessfully, but...ya know...baby steps). Brent channels his inner British housewife from the 1960s (it wasn’t a huge leap). And John starts talking about time travel again (we wish it existed so we could go back and stop him). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t do a ton of photo shoots, but when we do they’re in the UK and they involve a spaceman – Hysteria 51.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Dial H for Hysteria: Your Paranormal Hotline | 372

    Dial H for Hysteria: Your Paranormal Hotline | 372

    This week we're opening up the paranormal hotline and diving into the bizarre, the eerie, and the downright hilarious messages left by you, our fantastic listeners! From ghostly greetings to alien anecdotes, you'll hear firsthand accounts of the strange and unexplained... or at least complaints about us and how we pronounce things.

    So join us as we explore the oddities of your encounters, answer your burning questions, and maybe even solve a mystery or two along the way. Don’t forget to grab your tinfoil hat and prepare for listeners voicemails – it's time to Dial H for Hysteria!

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    • 40 min
    The Devil's Hour: A Deep Dive into "Late Night with the Devil | 371

    The Devil's Hour: A Deep Dive into "Late Night with the Devil | 371

    Lights, Camera, Possession! Get ready to dim the lights and turn up the terror with the Hysteria 51 team as we delve into the spine-chilling world of "Late Night with the Devil". This episode, we're not just watching the film—we're diving headfirst into its devilishly clever concoction of horror and satire, set against the backdrop of a seemingly ordinary late-night talk show. Brace yourselves as we dissect how this cinematic spectacle conjures a hauntingly unique blend of thrills and laughs, weaving together ancient demon lore with cutting-edge movie magic. We'll connect the eerie dots between the film's blood-curdling narrative and the bone-chilling real-world stories that have spooked generations. So, grab your popcorn (and maybe a safety blanket) and join us for a night of frights and insights!

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Graeladee ,

Podcast with a touch of MST3K

Just started listening to this podcast and I really like it. You not only get topics on oddities, the paranormal and aliens, but you get random sound bytes and the presenters just enjoying themselves which makes it all the more enjoyable. The back and forth reminds me of MST3K along with their antagonistic robot. Good stuff!

Aric Buckholt ,

When do we get the cage match?

If yo enjoy conspiracies, paranormal, food, or just general insanity, you should like this. Maybe one day they will let Joe Peck back on the show. All in all, they do a good job presenting the information in an entertaining way. Now go get your cheese muffins and beware the bot booze. And definitly do not inquire about the hang low.

Definitely Not Joe Peck ,

Needs more Robot

This show is great but it could be greater if they swapped those idiot hosts with Conspiracy Bot and Joe Peck full time. Everyone knows they are the real stars of the show and the only ones that bring any real knowledge and entertainment to the podcast.

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