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The Swerve Podcast
107 minutes | 12 days ago
48 - The Battle of Los Angeles – Did the US Military Attack a UFO?
48 - The Battle of Los Angeles – Did the US Military Attack a UFO? “The Battle of Los Angeles” was a massive anti-aircraft barrage that lit the skies of Los Angeles, California with artillery fire from late February 24 to early February 25, 1942. - At the time, tensions were high in the United States due to a recent Japanese Navy's attack on Pearl Harbor and “the bombardment of Ellwood” one day prior near Santa Barbara. The city was prepared to defend against anything. - To date, no threat has been officially determined and the event has largely been classified as a “false alarm” or due to a loose frolicking weather balloon. Some have speculated that a UFO was actually what initiated the barrage. A number of eye-witness accounts and photographic evidence may support the UFO claim. - Over 1400 anti-aircraft rounds were fired, thousands of witnesses were involved, and yet we still have no clue what was up there that night. - Herein, we discuss the sequence of events that occurred during “The Battle of Los Angeles” and attempt to better understand what occurred. - What say you? #UFO #mystery #ww2
85 minutes | a month ago
47 - The S.S. Cotopaxi – Alleged Bermuda Triangle Disappearance + Ghost Ship Reappearance...
The S.S. Cotopaxi was associated with a mysterious disappearance near the Bermuda Triangle on route to Havana, Cuba in 1925. The Cotopaxi is also associated with an ALLEGED ghost ship reappearance near Cuba in 2015… - The S.S. Cotopaxi gained further popular attention due to the 1977 film, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, in which the ship was featured in the Gobi Desert, set there by extraterrestrials. - Due to the aforementioned mythos, the Cotopaxi has been categorized as being involved in paranormal or supernatural events. HOWEVER, the mystery may have been solved in 2020. - Marine biologist Michael Barnette believes he and his team have discovered the S.S. Cotopaxi wreck. Barnette spent 15-years studying the wreck sight and has compiled a detailed history and amassed a series of evidence that point to the S.S. Cotopaxi. - Herein, we discuss the mythos associated with the S.S. Cotopaxi, the history of the ship, the ghost ship allegations, and detail the identification of the shipwreck. - What say you?
53 minutes | a month ago
46.1 - The LAST Post-Swerve
The last post-swerve. ______________ "The Post-Swerve" IS A BONUS SEGMENT each week full of disappointment and free-flow conversations about whatever seems relevant at the time. Please listen to our topic episodes first :) - After much deliberation, we have decided to implement several changes to the podcast to enable all three of us to continue working on the project. Unfortunately, we will need to reduce the amount of content we typically release each week. Due to increasing demands and responsibilities outside of this podcast, we have decided to discontinue the “Post-Swerve” series each week. Furthermore, we will be scaling back our weekly “topic” episodes and releasing them biweekly from now on.
136 minutes | a month ago
46 - Charlie Zelenoff – Self-Proclaimed Greatest Boxer of All Time
“Charlie Zelenoff” is the self-proclaimed greatest boxer of all time. He gained notoriety through viral internet“boxing” videos, in which Zelenoff would challenge random individuals in gyms or aerobics rooms to spar, then unexpectedly assault them with a series of swift sucker-punches. - In a nutshell, Charlie Zelenoff has basically been assaulting individuals at Planet Fitness for over a decade. - To date, Charlie Zelenoff claims he has a 331-0 boxing record, is the undefeated and undisputed UBF/BMF/WBC champion, is the #1 pound-4-pound boxer, is more powerful than Mike Tyson, is the world’s highest paid fight (note: he lives with his parents in an apartment) and has the fastest KO in history at a 0.1 seconds. - Shockingly, Charlie Zelenoff has “fought” some big names in boxing, including Deontay Wilder and Floyd Mayweather Sr., both of which ran a clinic on him. - Herein, we attempt to figure out who the hell Charlie Zelenoff is, uncover his motivations for assaulting random gym-goers, discuss his past and notable internet moments, and try deriving a better understanding into the human condition. - What say you? - #boxing #joke #best
34 minutes | a month ago
45.1 - The Post-Swerve
Envy outlines a novel strategy (Swerve-chug?) to increase subscribers. ______________ "The Post-Swerve" IS A BONUS SEGMENT each week full of disappointment and free-flow conversations about whatever seems relevant at the time. Please listen to our topic episodes first :)
140 minutes | a month ago
45 - Poltergeists – Mischievous Paranormal Phenomena
Poltergeists are a type of paranormal event, usually associated with a feeling of mayhem or malevolence, a degree of anarchy, or mischievous in nature. - Typical occurrences during poltergeists can include (but are not limited to) events such as: (1) Physical disturbances, such as the movement of objects or destruction of items. (2) Electric disturbances, such as lights flickering, turning on and off of appliances, etc. (3) Attacks or acts of mischief towards individuals, such as sensations of being pinched, bit, or rough-housed! - Herein we discuss poltergeists by outlining the following documented and popular cases-studies: (1) “The Bell Witch of Tennessee” (2) “Borley Rectory” (3) “The Great Amherst Mystery" (4) “Gef the Talking Mongoose” (5) “The Baldoon Mystery” (6) "The Black Monk of Pontefract" - Are poltergeists real? Is there more to our physical reality than we think? Is a ghost a poltergeist? Are some poltergeists simply hoaxes crafted for clout or financial gain? Do some people claim a poltergeist had sex with them to cover-up their affair? What can we learn from poltergeists? - What say you?
44 minutes | 2 months ago
44.1 - The Post-Swerve
Magnum has stopped sitting. ______________ "The Post-Swerve" IS A BONUS SEGMENT each week full of disappointment and free-flow conversations about whatever seems relevant at the time. Please listen to our topic episodes first :)
111 minutes | 2 months ago
44 - Denver Airport – Secret Bunker, Satanic Artwork, and Doors to Nowhere?
The “Denver Airport” opened in 1995, sixteen-months behind schedule and approximately $2 billion dollars over budget. - Featuring unique architecture resembling the Rocky Mountains, the Denver airport has emerged at the heart of a variety of obscure claims and conspiracy theories. - The airport has been alleged to function as a secret underground military bunker or safe-house for global elites. It is also associated with several “secret societies”, including the Illuminati and the Free Masons. - Furthermore, the Denver airport sports a variety of bizarre artwork – including murals depicting murderous soldiers, dead bodies, and children in coffins, as well as a massive blue horse with glowing red eyes that LITERALLY killed the artist that made it (the horse’s head fell off during construction, landed on the artist, and severed a major artery). - Peculiar alien langue is etched into artwork featured at the airport, and employees speak of strange paranormal occurrences and doors that lead to no where. - Herein we attempt to figure out exactly what the hell is going on at the Denver airport. - What say you?
46 minutes | 2 months ago
43.1 - The Post-Swerve
We discuss why "becoming a really fast pig" is the goal of life. ______________ "The Post-Swerve" IS A BONUS SEGMENT each week full of disappointment and free-flow conversations about whatever seems relevant at the time. Please listen to our topic episodes first :)
89 minutes | 2 months ago
43 - Pine Gap – Australia’s Area 51 + Global Surveillance Base
“Pine Gap” is a jointly operated Australian and American satellite surveillance base located in central Australia, near the town of Alice Springs. - The facility is crucial for the collection of signals intelligence, ballistic missile launch warnings, targeting nuclear weapons, and battlefield intelligence. Pine Gap can only be accessed through special clearance protocols and can only be viewed with via air (without clearance). - The base originated in 1966 and provided a solid location to monitor the Soviet Union. Since its inception, the facility has grown, now being composed of 38 radomes (each of which houses massive antennas), and other buildings and structures over a 20,000 square meter region. - The base has been associated with multiple UFO sightings and other strange phenomena… including time-travel, teleportation, and the creation of super soldiers on Mars. - Furthermore, Pine Gap has been dramatized and a season of episodes can be currently viewed on Netflix. Apparently, it is not terrible. Not relevant, but hey, decided to mention. - What say you? #Australia #Spying #UFO
47 minutes | 2 months ago
42.1 - The Post-Swerve
One of us is extremely rude, inconsiderate, and immature (allegedly). Also, Magnum's mic is wrecked for this one, apologies for the audio quality! ______________ "The Post-Swerve" IS A BONUS SEGMENT each week full of disappointment and free-flow conversations about whatever seems relevant at the time. Please listen to our topic episodes first :)
85 minutes | 2 months ago
42 - Wendigo – Malevolent Cryptid that Strictly Consumes Human Flesh
The “Wendigo” is a monstrous, malevolent cryptid that pursues human flesh at all costs. Folklore, traditional knowledge, and even some alleged “modern-day” sightings of the Wendigo have caused people to speculate this creature could be more than mere myth. - This evil mythical creature is based in the northern forests of Nova Scotia, the East Coast of Canada, and the Great Lakes regions. Sightings are still reported to this day, especially near the “Cave of the Wendigo” near the town of Kenora in Ontario, Canada. - In addition to ruthlessly murdering and shredding its victims to pieces, the Wendigo may also possess humans and induce “Wendigo psychosis”, a psychological state in which the possessed individual will suddenly crave human flesh and turn on anyone around them. - The Wendigo is alleged to be 2-3 times the size of a normal man. It is decrepit and sickly looking, covered with blood-stained and matted fur, lipless with a mouth lined with jagged teeth, long arms with razor-like claws, and hooved feet. It is also extremely nimble, so it is almost impossible to defeat. - Humans that have resorted to cannibalism, or extreme greed, or acts of murder can BECOME a Wendigo through strange transformational means. - Herein, we discuss the folklore and traditional knowledge that alleges the existence of the “Wendigo”, stories associated with Wendigo killings, how Wendigo’s are created, how to overcome the nimbleness of these creatures and defeat them, and other alternative theories that may explain this legendary cryptid. - What say you? #cryptid #mythology #monster
63 minutes | 2 months ago
41.1 - The Post-Swerve
A YouTube comment stirs up controversy and upsets Dragon. ______________ "The Post-Swerve" IS A BONUS SEGMENT each week full of disappointment and free-flow conversations about whatever seems relevant at the time. Please listen to our topic episodes first :)
103 minutes | 2 months ago
41 - Simo Hayha – “White Death” Legendary Sniper Kills 500+
“Simo Hayha” was a fearless Finnish military sniper known as the “White Death” during the 1939-40 Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union. - Estimations vary, but Simo Hayha has been attributed between 300-800 kills during a 100-day period, while fighting on the frontlines in the harsh, frozen (-20 to -40 Celsius), Finnish terrain. - Simo Hayha NEVER used a scope when sniping (wtf!?) and employed a set of unique battle techniques and mindsets in order to maximize his ability to defend Finland. - The Red Army severely outnumbered the Finns during the Winter War and relied on sheer expendable bodies to overwhelm the Finnish army. However, what the Finns lacked in numbers, they made up for in spirit and adept understanding of their unique territory. - Although the Finns ultimately “lost” the Winter War, they put a massive dent in The Red Army – the Soviets lost between 138,000 to 168,000 men, while the Finns lost 25,904. - Due to this, the Winter War played a major role in the fall of Nazi Germany as it led Hitler to believe the Soviet Union was weaker than they actually were (i.e., if Finland could stand up to The Red Army, Germany MUST be able to…). Germany later ended up spreading their resources thin when they attacked the Soviet Union, having to fight a war on both sides, contributing to their defeat. - This is a story about a true champion among men. Simo Hayha represents the mastery that is within all of us. He represents the ability to draw massive strength from within and stand up to a giant despite overwhelming odds. He is the embodiment of raw practice and training that leads to skills with unexpected consequences. We should always seek to do our best, like Simo Hayha, you never know when your best will change the world. - This topic was a pleasure to research and discuss. - What say you? #winterwar #sniper #hero
56 minutes | 2 months ago
40.1 - The Post-Swerve
Envy's wedding is "cancelled" and the wrath of his former moustache remerges. ______________ "The Post-Swerve" IS A BONUS SEGMENT each week full of disappointment and free-flow conversations about whatever seems relevant at the time. Please listen to our topic episodes first :)
100 minutes | 2 months ago
40 - Alex Jones – Who is he? Why is he Yelling? And Why is it Awesome?
“Alex Jones” hosts The Alex Jones Show and is a well-known conspiracy theorist. He also is associated with several prominent websites including Infowars, NewsWars, and PrisonPlanet. - Over the years, Jones has been at the heart of a plethora of controversial claims associated with the Oklahoma City bombings, the 1969 Moon landings, September 11th attacks, Bohemian Grove, and Sandy Hook (among others). - Jones’ unique presentation style distinguishes him from other radio show hosts. His ability to get “fired up”, scream “truth”, frantically shake while violently yelling, tear his shirt off, and in general speak with extreme passion, is unprecedented. - Alex Jones has been cancelled (or “de-platformed”) by the majority of online platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, among many others. He also was involved in several legal battles for some of his claims. - Herein, we outline the career of Alex Jones (in a nutshell) up to present day, discuss some of the major claims he has been associated with, reflect on his presentation style, and attempt to better understand freedom of speech. - What say you? #AlexJones #Legend #Yelling
35 minutes | 3 months ago
39.6 - The Post-Swerve
Magnum's eye froze shut walking the streets of Canada. ______________ "The Post-Swerve" IS A BONUS SEGMENT each week full of disappointment and free-flow conversations about whatever seems relevant at the time. Please listen to our topic episodes first :)
142 minutes | 3 months ago
39.5 - Rebecca Zahau – Murder or Suicide at Spreckels Mansion
“Rebecca Zahau” was found hanging – her hands and feet bound by red rope, mouth gagged, and completely nude – over a balcony at Spreckels Mansion in Coronado California on July 13, 2011. - Her case is nuanced, complex, and full of unanswered questions. - Two days before her bizarre death, Max Shacknai (Rebecca’s boyfriend’s son) suffered a serious accident under Zahau’s care, and later passed away on July 16, 2011. Max was not biologically related to Rebecca, but was the 6-year old child of Jonah Shacknai (Rebecca’s boyfriend) and Dina Romano (Jonah’s ex-wife). - Clearly, motive for murder could be argued given the circumstances, but also suicide, given the level of guilt Rebecca MAY have been under (if she played role in Max’s accident). - Jonah Shacknai’s brother, Adam, was staying in the Spreckels Mansion’s guesthouse during the period Rebecca died, and as a result was a prime suspect in the case. He proclaims innocence to this day. - Furthermore, a crazy cryptic message reading “she saved him, can you save her”, was painted in black on the door of the room Rebecca was hanging out of. Jonah Shacknai (her boyfriend) was also rich af. - Herein, we lay out the events that transpired, outline the evidence associated with Rebecca Zahau’s case, provide evidence for and against various theories, and then close with our own personal takes on the case. Was it murder? Was it suicide? Was it ritual magic? - What say you? #truecrime #murder #suicide
45 minutes | 3 months ago
39.1 - The Post-Swerve
Envy's moustache complains about things for most of the episode.______________"The Post-Swerve" IS A BONUS SEGMENT each week full of disappointment and free-flow conversations about whatever seems relevant at the time. Please listen to our topic episodes first :)
90 minutes | 3 months ago
39 - Philadelphia Experiment – Invisibility, Teleportation, Time-Travel, and Fused Bodies
The “Philadelphia Experiment” was allegedly a military project involving the USS Eldridge DE-173 destroyer, in which invisibility cloaking, teleportation of the vessel, and other uncanny events occurred.-In 1955, Morris K. Jessup (an author, astronomer, and ufologist) received letters from Carlos M. Allen, who claimed he witnessed bizarre secret military operations during WWII at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. These claims were not corroborated at the time, but the plot thickened in 1957…-In 1957, the Office of Naval Research received a peculiar, annotated version of one of Morris K. Jessup’s books from an anonymous source, and contacted Jessup. Jessup’s book, “The Case for the UFO”, had strange notes written throughout it that alleged strange claims relating to the Philadelphia Experiment and advanced technology. The notes in the margins, appeared to be written by extraterrestrials…-Morris K. Jessup later ends up suspiciously dead (ruled a suicide…) after arranging to discuss a “breakthrough” relating to the Philadelphia Experiment in 1959.-Herein, we discuss the claims associated with the Philadelphia Experiment, Einstein’s theories and how they relate to the claims, the history of Morris K. Jessup, Carlos M. Allen, and the Office of Naval Research, and alternative explanations that may explain these events.-What say you?
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