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Odd Ball is a story about a UFO investigation, a mansion in the woods and how one shiny object sent a Jacksonville, Florida family into hiding. Each week host Lindsey Kilbride dives deeper into the 1974 mystery of the "Betz sphere."

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    • 3.7 • 602 Ratings

Odd Ball is a story about a UFO investigation, a mansion in the woods and how one shiny object sent a Jacksonville, Florida family into hiding. Each week host Lindsey Kilbride dives deeper into the 1974 mystery of the "Betz sphere."

    Episode 5 - Steal Steel

    Episode 5 - Steal Steel

    Lindsey looks into where the sphere really is. And will she ever get to talk to Gerri? Odd Ball is made possible by supporters of WJCT Public Media, with additional support from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters . Support public media and get some cool merch! Check out the Odd Ball Shop for mugs, Bold Bean Odd Ball blend coffee and tote bags! Visit oddballpodcast.com/shop

    • 41 min
    Episode 4 - Hynek Vs. Harder

    Episode 4 - Hynek Vs. Harder

    Respected scientists come to different conclusions about the sphere’s behavior and origin. Today, more scientists weigh in with their own theories and questions. Lindsey begins exploring another shocking twist. Odd Ball is made possible by supporters of WJCT Public Media, with additional support from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters . Support public media and get some cool merch! Check out the Odd Ball Shop for mugs, Bold Bean Odd Ball blend coffee and tote bags! Visit oddballpodcast.com/shop

    • 38 min
    Episode 3 - It Gets Weirder

    Episode 3 - It Gets Weirder

    As the attention surrounding the "Betz Sphere" continues to grow, so do the theories behind its origin and the number of investigations. The family even claims a famous scientist insisted on sleeping in the same room as the ball. People Gerri confided in tell tales of seemingly sinister behavior by some of the investigators. Odd Ball is made possible by supporters of WJCT Public Media, with additional support from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters . Visit the Odd Ball Shop to taste Bold Bean’s latest

    • 38 min
    Episode 2 - Who Is Gerri?

    Episode 2 - Who Is Gerri?

    Gerri Betz was known in Jacksonville as a strong community leader and entrepreneur who happened to live in a beautiful castle with her husband and kids and the family dog. When a metal sphere lands on her property and disrupts that life, she talks to reporters about it for many weeks — but suddenly stops. Who is Gerri Betz? Can she be trusted? Odd Ball is made possible by supporters of WJCT Public Media, with additional support from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters . If you want to listen to the rest

    • 38 min
    Episode 1 - 'Darndest Thing I Ever Saw'

    Episode 1 - 'Darndest Thing I Ever Saw'

    In 1974 a metal sphere was discovered on a prominent family’s property in Jacksonville, Florida. What at first was a mere curiosity soon seemed more otherworldly as, witnesses say, it rolled around on its own. A media frenzy erupted as the ball sparked interest from the Navy and nationally renowned scientists. The obsession with the mysterious ball ultimately silenced the family. Odd Ball is made possible by supporters of WJCT Public Media, with additional support from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters.

    • 33 min
    Odd Ball Trailer

    Odd Ball Trailer

    Odd Ball is a story about a UFO investigation, a mansion in the woods and how one shiny object sent a Jacksonville, Florida family into hiding. Each week host Lindsey Kilbride dives deeper into the 1974 mystery of the “Betz sphere.” Odd Ball is made possible by supporters of WJCT Public Media, with additional support from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters. If you want to hear the entire series, you can binge all the episodes right now. Go to oddballpodcast.com/shop , and for a $20 contribution you can

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
602 Ratings

602 Ratings

b1g 3ye ,

Really cool!

I really enjoyed this podcast and your effort to shed some light on this mystery. It’s good to revisit things like this to bring attention back to it and maybe view it with a new lens. You have an awesome personality as well!

Would love to see an investigation into more mysteries. 5 stars

nashvilleart vic ,

Loved this!

I loved this and found it fascinating, I keep checking back to see if there’s an update - I sure hope there will be!

Sidphan ,

Waste of time

Listen to the Astonishing Legends podcast episodes on this subject instead. They did a deep dive into the Betz sphere and interviewed a family member. Much more interesting than this one.

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