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Spectral Skull Session
29 minutes | May 20, 2022
50 - The People vs. AIMSOG
Congress attempted to bring the Department of Defense's new Airborne Object Identification Management and Synchronization Group (AIMSOG) to account Tuesday with an open hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. Although many left the briefing disappointed, a tense exchange over a mysterious memo raises new questions about what might be going on behind the scenes when it comes to Congress, the Department of Defense, and the search for the truth about UAPs.
104 minutes | May 12, 2022
49 - Verifying Interstellar Visitors - Bruce Fenton Interview
Bruce R. Fenton, author of "Exogenesis: Hybrid Humans" comes onto the show for a deep dive into his theory that an interstellar object - possibly a spacecraft - exploded over ancient Australia. The discussion begins with Fenton recapping his 2020 book, before elaborating on how his research is developing. Fenton's work is genuinely multi-disciplinary, integrating published results from anthropology, geology and astronomy to support his case that something extraordinary happened in the Southern Hemisphere over 780,000 years ago. If the strongest version of Fenton's theory turns out to be true, then that event transformed our ancestors into early modern man. Anyone who genuinely wants empirical evidence before countenancing an ancient aliens theory can't afford to miss this conversation.
33 minutes | May 5, 2022
48 - Exogenesis: Hybrid Humans
Could extra-terrestrials have intervened in primate evolution to accelerate the emergence of humans? Bruce and Daniella Fenton think so. Their book "Exogenesis: Hybrid Humans: A Scientific History of Extraterrestrial Genetic Manipulation” promises scientific evidence in support of alien intelligent design. Dane reports on the scientific content and the degree to which it actually does support an intervention hypothesis. The answer has a lot less to do with genetic anomalies and more to do with Australian meteorites.
25 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
47 - On The Survival of Hominoids
Anthropologist Gregory Forth is making waves ahead of the publication of his new book "Between Ape and Human," telling the media that the extinct hobbit-man, Homo Floresiensis, is still living in Indonesia. The uncertainty surrounding the extinction of this hominoid species raises questions related to the long-term survival of the human race: Could the Ukraine war go nuclear? Would UFOs intervene to prevent WWIII? And is Musk's purchase of Twitter a step away from the apocalypse...or towards it?
24 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
46 - Will The Real Rasputin Please Stand up?
Dane examines a variety of articles and rumors linking the deceased sage to Russian President Vladamir Putin. Rejecting the argument that Putin is the reincarnation or clone of Rasputin, Dane makes the case that the better Rasputin is Russian political philosopher Alexander Dugin. As early as 1997, Dugin called for the invasion of Georgia, Ukraine and the mass murder of Ukrainians - all of which have been attempted by the Russian regime. This suggests that Dugin really does have significant influence over Russia's rulers, just as the late Rasputin exerted malevolent influence over the Russian royal family. The episode ends probing allegations that Dugin has connections to various occult philosophies, with Dane surprised to find that he really does think that Dugin is playing an evil role in steering Russia and the world towards calamity.
58 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
45 - The Weird Ideas of Journalist John Keel (Part II)
Starting with a discussion of the cult classic "The Eighth Tower," the conversation moves to map Keel's ideas onto the landscape of contemporary lore. We learn that Keel's travels exposed him to the arcane theology of the middle eastern Yezidi people. These so-called 'devil-worshipers' gave Keel the idea of a machine that projects influence over human history in the form of specters, apparitions, and religious manias. Integrating this idea with his own research, Keel proposed that the increasingly bizarre nature of UFO and cryptid encounters might be a sign that unknown occult influencers are in need of a new means of control - the Eighth Tower. This line of speculation leads to a discussion of modern esoterica, including the 'name game', synchronicities, 'dead internet', and whether the world wide web could be a trojan horse for reasserting weird dominion over our haunted planet. The conversation ends with a discussion of the psychic perils of daring to think like John A. Keel.
59 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
44 - The Weird Ideas of Journalist John Keel (part I)
An interview with Ted from The Gaslight Hour Podcast about the American journalist and UFOlogist, John Keel. Starting in the early 1970s, Keel began publishing books and articles that pushed back against the idea that UFOs are flying machines originating from elsewhere in our universe. His twelve books on the paranormal take a broader view that integrates the flying saucer phenomena into hauntings, cryptids, and demonic possession. Most of this first half of the discussion focuses on the evolution of Keel's thought; from his ideas about breakaway civilizations, to his 'ultra-terrestrial' and 'superspectrum' hypotheses. Towards the end, the conversation shifts to some of Keel's intellectual influences including possibly Charles Fort, Jacques Vallee, and an esoteric cyberneticist.
54 minutes | Feb 19, 2022
22 - The New 'American Cosmic' Religiosity
**This episode was originally published in April, 2021, but was dropped from the RSS feed** It is an undisputed fact that some of America's top scientists log long hours and strange devotions to the suspected remains of crashed flying saucers. In her book, "American Cosmic: UFOs, Technology, Religion," Dr. Diana Pasulka reports from inside this community of talented Americans obsessed with alien spacecraft. She also argues that, following the lead of their technogentsia, ordinary Americans are falling under the sway of a new popular religiosity devoted to extraterrestrials. Because Dr. Pasulka is chair of philosophy and religion at the University of North Carolina Willmington, we examine her incredible claims with the utmost seriousness. Is Dr. Pasulka a lucky scholar who beat the public to alien disclosure? Has she stumbled into the midst of a new "scientific" cult? or is she a pawn in our government's cynical quest to control a budding new form of spirituality? If you listen to this episode, you will be able to decide for yourself whether aliens, angels, demons, madness (or none of the above) now obsess the hearts and minds of America's most capable researchers. This is a rare episode at the crossroads of the future of the United States and the salvation of our own immortal souls!
25 minutes | Feb 12, 2022
43 - Conspiracies in Plain Sight
In the latest S3, Dane makes the case for the existence of an "integrated control network" (ICN) which increasingly weaponizes the label 'misinformation' as a tool of social control inside the United States. Dane outlines some of the ICN's operations through a discussion of the recent controversies surrounding the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
18 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
42 - The Ancient Comet that Torched Ohio
New research published in the journal Nature marshals archeological findings and oral histories to make the case that a comet devastated ancient Ohio less than two thousand years ago, dramatically shaping native American culture, and possibly initiating the collapse of an entire civilization.
93 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
41 - Materialism, Spirituality, and Meaning in a Nation in Crisis - Conversation with Luther Wissa
Returning guest, Luther Wissa, joins the show for an open-ended conversation about the rolling crisis that is the contemporary United States. Topics range from political polarization and corporate capture to conspiracies, cults, and Adam McKay's new film 'Don't Look Up'. Say goodbye to the old and hello to the New Year alongside Spectral Skull Session. For tonight we are asking "what has gone wrong and how should we respond to it?"
137 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
40 - Interview with Neal Sibley (Part II)
Neal Sibley discusses his book "Deception by Design: Understanding the Paranormal from a Biblical Perspective". This second part of the interview ranges over ghosts, hauntings, UFOs, and the works of the paranormal investigator John Keel.
21 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
39 - UAP "adverse physiological effects" captivate Congress, Stanford
A version of the Gillibrand amendment mandating the Department of Defense establish an office to study the threat UAPs pose to U.S. national security and DoD personnel has passed. Meanwhile, Stanford professor, Gary Nolan, gave a wild interview that links UAPs, Havanna Syndrome, and Skinwalker Ranch to unusual brain structures.
37 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
38 - The Bell Witch & The Paranormal - Interview with Neal Sibley
Author and screenwriter, Neal Sibley, discusses the Bell Witch of Tennessee and his belief that this famous 19th-century haunting was the work of a fallen angel. This is the first in a two-part interview focusing on Sibley's new book "Deception by Design: The Biblical Interpretation of The Paranormal."
41 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
37 - Mysterious Georgia
Ten mysteries of the independent, Caucasian nation of Georgia, including pagan revivals, cryptids, shamanic possession, mystery bone pits, and a possible connection between Georgia and Atlantis. If you have any inside information about Georgia (Sakartvelo) contact the show at email@example.com
31 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
36 - Anomalous Investigations & Space Poltergeists
A proposed amendment to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act would create a permanent office to investigate UAPs. Digging into the legislation, Dane unravels a thread that leads to a Harvard astronomer, a former intelligence official, and possible space poltergeists.
38 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
35 - The Strange Last Days of Philip K. Dick
In 1977, the legendary American author gave an unnerving speech in Metz, France. Speaking at a science fiction convention, Dick claimed that his published novels were received transmissions from alternative realities and speculated that Jesus was a time-traveler. What happened to the late Philip K. Dick? Confronting evidence to the contrary, Dane argues that the man was not insane, but a creative genius who set the stage for pro-science reboots of mainstream religions, as of yet to be realized.
90 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
34 - Glossolalia: The Ancient Art of Speaking in Tongues
Luther Wissa is a lifelong practitioner of glossolalia, an American businessman, and author. He first started speaking in tongues at age 11, while attending a retreat in his birthplace of Egypt. Wissa describes glossolalia as a kind of meditation that anyone can practice, regardless of their religious beliefs or metaphysical commitments. The conversation ranges over esoteric spiritual practices, evolutionary explanations for glossolalia, and how accessing an alternative state of consciousness helped Wissa write his first book, "The Race: What's Wrong With Capitalism and How to Fix It".
36 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
33- Psychedelics and Metaphysics
New research findings show that attending a psychedelic retreat causes significant changes in a person's belief system. Psychadelic ritual attendees report increased confidence in the reality of a supernatural world, the distinction between mind and body, and the non-existence of free will. Is this because psychedelics give us access to hidden truths about the structure of reality or it is because they induce a permanent state of delusion?
34 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
32 - Why Not Think Aliens Are Locals?
Dane advances the conversation about extraterrestrial visitation with a new argument that harkens back to an earlier age of space-alien enthusiasm. We've all heard the skeptical criticism that Earth is too far away from other stars for intelligent aliens to get here. But what if the call is coming from inside the house? It's time we revisited the 19th-century intuition that extraterrestrials are native to our own skies. If you are convinced that interstellar travel is implausible, then it's time to contemplate whether any aliens visiting Earth likely originated from a world located within one light-year of our own. In making the case, Dane relies entirely on mainstream astronomical research. Exploring articles on the watery moons of Jupiter and Saturn, partially-liquified plutoids, lost planets, and rogue worlds, Dane aims to persuade skeptics of interstellar travel that intelligent extraterrestrials probably originated from local space. This is a special episode of Spectral Skull Session specifically arguing against the skeptic who admits that there is something strange and unexplained behind military-documented UFO encounters but is unable to reconcile the possibility of alien visitation with the vast and unfathomable distances of interstellar space. Let's move the conversation forward into the ice-encrusted oceans of our (possibly) super-squid haunted solar system!
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