The Why Files covers mysteries, myths and legends. We tell stories and seek the truth in a fun and lighthearted way. Our content is heavily researched; we don't release an episode unless we're sure we can bring something new to a topic.
DEEP DIVE: Smithsonian Cover-Up: Ancient Egyptians and Giants in the Grand Canyon
In 1908, President Teddy Roosevelt wanted to declare the Grand Canyon off-limits to all timber and mining operations. It would take another 11 years for Congress to designate the Grand Canyon a national park.
Sensing a final opportunity for adventure, explorer G.E. Kincaid took a boat down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. The canyon was rich in minerals like gold, silver and copper and Kincaid wanted to see what he could find before the area was closed off for good.
About 40 miles up-river from the El Tovar Crystal canyon, Kincaid saw stains in the sediment formation about 2,000 feet up. He tied off the boat and got out to investigate.
Kincaid couldn't find a trail, but after a short hike he found something interesting covered in desert brush. Steps. Hundreds of them. Carved in sandstone. Steps that wound their way up to a high shelf on the side of the canyon.
He followed the steps until he came across a cavern entrance. An entrance that was clearly man made.
Kincaid entered the cavern and turned on his flashlight.
On the walls he saw writing. But it wasn't English or Native American writing. It was Ancient Egyptian Heiroglypics.
Kincaid lifted his flashlight and saw that the tunnel ran far into the distance.
He didn't realize it at the time, but this was only the beginning.
The UFO Incident That Shocked Ariel School: Telepathic Extraterrestrials
September 14th, 1994 was a quiet night in Zimbabwe. Then suddenly, boom! An explosion startled people all over the country. Windows rattled. Doors shook.
Shocked and confused, people sheepishly stepped outside to see what happened. Everything looked fine. They went back inside.
But one woman wasn't satisfied. Cynthia Hind drove around the capital city of Harare, searching for the source of the sound but, nothing seemed unusual.
But back at home, Cynthia's phone rang relentlessly. She was a UFO investigator and witness reports were coming in one after another. The news claimed the sound was a sonic boom caused by a meteor shower. But Cynthia wasn't so sure.
Eyewitnesses near Lake Kariba described bizarre lights in the sky earlier that week. Lights in a row that moved erratically: fast then slow. First north to south. Then east to southwest. Meteors don't do that.
Cynthia suspected there was much more to the story. And two days later, she'd find out that she was right.
DEEP DIVE: The Dead Internet Theory | It's ALL Fake
What if all of our online existence is fake?
You, me, everyone; we're living in a real-life Matrix. Designed to distract us from the truth: that we're just drones in a digital ant-hill. We live, work and die so that the wealthy and powerful can grow more wealthy and powerful.
This is called the Dead Internet Theory. And there's compelling evidence that it's real.
Let's find out why.
Kenny Veach Vanishes on his Quest for the M Cave | Mojave Mysteries Vol. 1
o most, the Mojave Desert looks barren. Jagged rock, swirling sand, and scrub brush.
But the Mojave is full of life. It’s been home to native tribes for thousands of years.
And the Mojave is also home to many caves; that hold many secrets.
Some caves are reported to be secret entrances to underground bases. And not all of those bases are occupied by humans.
Other caves are rumored to be portals to different places on earth. Or portals to different dimensions.
There are caves in the desert that cause even the most experienced explorers to run away in fear. But when they gather their courage and return to the caves, they can’t find them. They’re gone.
Year after year, adventures scour the Mojave; trying to solve these mysteries.
Some brave souls return with incredible stories. But others go out into the desert and they’re never seen again.
One of those brave souls - was Kenny Veach.
DEEP DIVE: MK Ultra Exposed: We Name the Names behind the CIA's Sinister Mind Control Projects
MK Ultra, the infamous CIA program shrouded in mystery and controversy. Uncover the chilling truths and unanswered questions that linger around this clandestine project. Was it a mere Cold War strategy or something far more sinister?
Backyard Time Machine: The Time Travel Mystery of Mike “Mad Man” Marcum
Mike fired up the box and the lasers came to life.
The machine produced a small circular area of distortion. It was a vortex about eight inches across that looked like ripples above a fire.
This was unexpected.
Mike didn’t know what the vortex was or if it was dangerous. So he grabbed a sheet-metal screw and tossed it through the field.
Mike just stared and blinked and waited. The screw was just… gone.
So Mike powered down his machine and turned to head back into the house.
Then heard something clattering.
It was the screw. It rolled to a stop about two feet from the box.
Mike thought he invented some kind of teleportation device.
Michael “Mad Man” Marcum invented a time machine.
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