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There are known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns. But there are also unknown knowns. We are the Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope, a secret society devoted to unearthing and sharing this forgotten knowledge.

The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope David White

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    • 4.0 • 4 Ratings

There are known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns. But there are also unknown knowns. We are the Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope, a secret society devoted to unearthing and sharing this forgotten knowledge.

    Lost Legacy [the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull of Doom]

    Lost Legacy [the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull of Doom]

    It is the embodiment of all evil, capable of killing with a thought? Is it the brain box of the cosmos, capable of unlocking the secrets of the universe? Either way, it's the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull of Doom!
    Transcript, sources, links and more at:
    https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/lost-legacy/
    Key sources for this episode include, well, Jane MacLaren Walsh and Brett Toppings's The Man Who Invented Aztec Crystal Skulls; Skeptical Inquirer articles by Joe Nickell and Benjamin Radford; the memoirs of Frederick Albert Mitchell Hedges, Lady Richmond Brown, and Jane Harvey Houlson; and Richard Garvin's The Crystal Skull.
    Discord: https://discord.gg/Mbap3UQyCB
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/orderjackalope
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/orderjackalope
    Email: jackalope@order-of-the-jackalope.com

    • 44 min
    Whatever Happened to Baby Eve? [Clonaid]

    Whatever Happened to Baby Eve? [Clonaid]

    A baffling tale about ancient astronauts, religious fanatics, fake clones, a gullible press, and sex robots from outer space.
    Transcript, sources, links and mroe at:
    https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/whatever-happened-to-baby-eve/
    Key sources for this episode include Susan Jean Palmer's Aliens Adored: Raël's UFO Religion; James R. Lewis's Legitimating New Religions; several articles from Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions; and contemporary newspaper reports.
    Discord: https://discord.gg/Mbap3UQyCB
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/orderjackalope
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/orderjackalope
    Tumblr: https://orderjackalope.tumblr.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/orderjackalope
    Email: jackalope@order-of-the-jackalope.com

    • 30 min
    Dawson's Creek [Piltdown Man]

    Dawson's Creek [Piltdown Man]

    In 1912 it was the greatest anthropological find of all time, the earliest known link between man and ape. Then, forty years later, it was revealed to be an audacious hoax. This week, the strange story of Piltdown Man.
    Script, full sources, links and more at:
    https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/dawsons-creek/
    Key sources for this episode include Miles Russell's Piltdown Man: The Secret Life of Charles Dawson and the World's Greatest Archaeological Hoax; John Evangelist Walsh's Unraveling Piltdown: The Science Fraud of the Century and Its Solution; Sir Arthur Smith Woodward's The Earliest Englishman; J.S. Weiner's The Piltdown Forgery; and Lydia Pyne's Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils.
    Discord: https://discord.gg/Mbap3UQyCB
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/orderjackalope
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/orderjackalope
    Tumblr: https://orderjackalope.tumblr.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/orderjackalope
    Email: jackalope@order-of-the-jackalope.com

    • 29 min
    The War Between the States [the Yankee-Pennamite Wars]

    The War Between the States [the Yankee-Pennamite Wars]

    Did you know that Connecticut and Pennsylvania went to war multiple times over the area that's now scranton? Learn all about the Yankee-Pennamite Wars in our latest episode!
    Key sources for this episode include Isaac Chapman's A Sketch of the History of Wyoming; Sydney George Fisher's The Making of Pennsylvania; John B. Frantz and William Pencak's Beyond Philadelphia: The American Revolution in the Pennsylvania Hinterland; Andro Linklater's The Fabric of America; and Paul Moyer's The Wild Yankees: The Struggle for Independence Along Pennsylvania's Revolutionary Frontier.
    Script, full sources, links and more at:
    https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-war-between-the-states/
    Discord: https://discord.gg/Mbap3UQyCB
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/orderjackalope
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/orderjackalope
    Tumblr: https://orderjackalope.tumblr.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/orderjackalope
    Email: jackalope@order-of-the-jackalope.com

    • 50 min
    Liminal Space [Nan Madol]

    Liminal Space [Nan Madol]

    On Pohnpei, upon a stone altar, within the spaces... the legendary and factual stories of the mysterious fortress of Nan Madol.
    Key sources for this episode include David Hanlon's Upon a Stone Altar: A History of the Island of Pohnpei to 1890; Bill Ballenger's Lost City of Stone; The Book of Luelen by Luelen Bernart; and the critical edition of James Francis O'Connell's A Residence of Eleven Years in New Holland and the Caroline Islands published by the Australian National University Press in 1972.
    Script, full sources, links and more at:
    https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/liminal-space/
    Discord: https://discord.gg/Mbap3UQyCB
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/orderjackalope
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/orderjackalope
    Tumblr: https://orderjackalope.tumblr.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/orderjackalope
    Email: jackalope@order-of-the-jackalope.com

    • 34 min
    Errata #2

    Errata #2

    Errata for The Hot House; French Leave; The Icelander; "I'm the Naughty Boy"; What-Is-It?; Moron or Madman?; Suffer Little Children; and more.

    Script at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/errata-2/

    Discord: https://discord.gg/Mbap3UQyCB
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/orderjackalope
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/orderjackalope
    Tumblr: https://orderjackalope.tumblr.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/orderjackalope

    Email: jackalope@order-of-the-jackalope.com

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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Incredible level of research

It’s a combination of “Strange, But True,” mixed with Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story.” An eclectic collection or obscure & oddball tails with intense amounts of research brought together with a compelling narrative. If you like “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” or Hardcore History, it’s worth giving a couple of episodes a listen.

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