Monday, December 25, 2017

SnakeBytes: There Are No Babies in the Woods

After delivering a PSA about babies in the woods, Russ reads through some missing persons cases that have caught his eye for various reasons. He does not blame samsquanches, since they can't whistle.

SnakeBytes Episode 003 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Snakebytes: Whistle While You Starve

Russ gets in a dig at WaPo's current slogan before reading an abridged article from their website about 5 young men who disappeared in 1977, a case that only seemed to become more inexplicable the more the investigators found. The case is discussed and compared to others from the Missing 411 casefiles, to American Indian oral traditions, and to fairy folklore.

Snakebytes: Episode 002 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

SnakeBytes: Aliens and Fairies and Samsquanches, oh my

This is a new thing we're gonna try("we" meaning "Russ") for a couple of reasons; one being that sometimes life gets in the way of us getting together in the Tangent Cube of Science to record a show for that week, and two being that we(Russ again) sometimes just want to rant about something or other but not necessarily in the context of a full show.

Thus, SnakeBytes is born: short(meaning shorter than the main show) monologues into whatever weirdness Russ is wandering around in at the moment. These will not be recorded in the studio, nor will they benefit from the audio engineering expertise of Kyle that gives the main show its shiny, polished, eargasm goodness, but they can be recorded on the spur of the moment and posted immediately. On weeks when we cannot record a regular show, Snakebytes can fill the void.

In this first Snakebyte, Russ reads a few strange accounts from the book Dimensions by Jacques Vallee, connecting these UFO stories to Missing 411 and Fairy Folklore.

 Snakebytes: Episode 001 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Episode #028: Velikovsky, Fossil Plesiosaur Selfies

We start out with the latest news on the ScanPyramids project, which is that there is no news. Then we discuss some crazy geology and paleontology factology because Russ is reading Velikovsky's Earth in Upheaval and it's blowing his mind. We're talking islands made entirely of mammoth bones and hippo teeth and glacial erratics so big people accidentally built villages on them.

In the second half of the show we discuss a topic that has become a permanent SnakeBro favorite: weird giant triangles. In this case the giant triangle is the Bermuda Triangle, so we discuss the nature of the disappearances and outline a few specific cases, then go into the many theories about the possible causes, and Kyle demonstrates his skerptard skills by skerpderping them all(after which he announces he might be "going profesh"). One of the theories involves pyramids from Atlantis, still activating on occaision from the ocean depths and disappearing everything in sight. So basically a giant weird triangle caused by giant weird triangles.

Plus there's fossil Kracken Plesiosaur Selfies in Australia and a bunch of bad dad jokes.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Episode #027: The Melba Ketchum Paper, ScanPyramids

The Official Show Observer, the honorable and venerated Mr. Brett England, is in studio with us for this episode, here to offer his assessment of the work of Dr. Melba Ketchum and her team in DNA sequencing of possible Sasquatch hair and skin samples. Mr. England has relevant education and thus delivers what is most likely the only competent opinion on this work that has been delivered to the paranormal and podcasting communities(all other opinions having come from know-nothing Skerptards).

Aside from that, we discuss the ScanPyramids Project and the possibility of a huge unknown chamber in the GP, Kyle's trip to Italy and the ancient Egyptian artifacts he saw there, and we finish out the show with a few excellent OOPArts.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Episode #025: Sometimes, the Giants are Real

We start this episode discussing how modern sports teams can generate a sense of community and commonality in their home cities, creating a situation similar to the ancient "city-states" of Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, etc.

We briefly discuss the ongoing project to propose methods for encoding our modern civilization's knowledge into oral traditions, complete with an entertaining exoteric theme which conceals esoteric symbolism which encodes the knowledge.

For the rest of the show, we talk about NEPHAS.  (aka Giants)  Because Russ has been reading Jim Vieira's book, Giants on Record.

Sometimes, the Giants are real.

We need to get our hands on this KMZ file. This lists many of the sites where giant remains(7+ ft in height or more) were reportedly found.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Episode #023: The Ancient Quest for Immortality

  "C'mon you apes! You wanta live forever?"   -Unknown platoon sergeant, 1918

We discuss life expectancy, from the microbiological causes of aging to theoretical possibilities of physical immortality, and the intriguing fact that many ancient civilizations recorded extraordinary long lives of remote ancestors.
We discuss the suppression of scientific knowledge that goes counter to contemporary scientific theory, and the fallacy of the concept of "indigenous", and a bunch of other stuff I can't remember right now but was all very interesting.

Here, have some dolmens:

Friday, September 1, 2017

Episode #021: Eclipse Apocalypse Pendulum Conundrum 411

On this post-eclipse pre-apocalypse episode we start out by speculating that the Solar Eclipse that just passed across the U.S. is the reason for the sudden macrosizing of Hurricane Harvey, which went on to drown  large areas of Texas beneath immense floods of water and, for a brief time, turning the area back into something resembling the "late cretaceous inland sea" that supposedly covered the area. So we here at the SnakeBros compound decided it was time to get out the buttflaps and party like it's 70,000,000 B.C. (±1,200,000y adj).

We discuss the Foucault Pendulum Anomaly, where pendulums act very strangely beneath full solar eclipses, implying something is very wrong with Standard Model physics and the way it views gravity and mass and the interaction between them.

For the last part of the show, we give an overview of the Missing 411 mystery, followed by several actual accounts of the missing persons.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Episode #020: Do you even Pyramid bro

We start the show talking about how, in this day and age, there are actually still people out there who do not spend an appreciable amount of time thinking about Pyramids. I mean, it's 2017! How are there even people out there who don't think about Pyramids?? Can we get with the program here, on the right side of history please??
Well, we can say for certain that we don't know anyone who doesn't think about pyramids. We don't even talk to people like that. As if.

So we do a lot of thinking and talking about pyramids on this episode. We believe pyramids. The pyramids are settled. Build pyramids, not bridges. Questioning the Theory of Pyramids is like questioning the Theory of Gravity. If you do, you'll just die tired.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Episode #019: Connecting the Dots, Comparative Mythology

In this episode we discuss how many of the most mysterious ancient sites are connected to each other through sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle, stylistic similarities, and how this fits with the growing picture of ancient history as defined by pulling together ancient texts and myths from all over the world.

Bananas continue to not be discussed at all.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Episode #018: Skerptards gonna Skerpderp

In this episode we spend a lot of time on the subject of modern so-called "skeptics"(AKA skerptards AKA skerpderpers AKA losers), the concept of "debunking" vs actually disproving or falsification, and the myriad ways that the modern "skeptic" movement is deeply deceptive in their methods and tactics. We also discuss and give examples of how the scientific community in many respects has also engaged in widespread acts of deception both large and small, and how "alternative" or "fringe" or "paranormal" researchers often have some of the most solid, well-supported evidence and arguments because of the constant attacks on their work by the mainstream, which looks for any possible way to discredit even if it is deeply disingenuous and/or fallacious. Since the mainstream does not even come close to holding itself to similar standards, much of it's work has later been shown to fall apart when attempts to recreate it are undertaken.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Episode #017: Mysteries of the Maps, the Holy Grail

We explore the strange and interesting Mystery of the Maps; Portolano Projection maps made during the 15th and 16th century that appear to contain information incongruous with the state of cartographic and navigational knowledge and ability at the time. We explain "the problem of Longitude" which wasn't overcome until the late 1800s, yet there exist many 16th and 17th century maps with areas of very precise longitude, better than anything we could do up to as recently as the 1950s.
We also outline the work of Dr. Charles Hapgood, who studied many of these maps currently housed in the Congressional Library, who went on to publish a book called "Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings"

We also delve into the original Grail legend, wandering the vast and intimidating labyrinth of Grail Lore and esoterica, until eventually we surprise everyone(ourselves included) by emerging into the light on the othet side with a possible solution to this age-old mystery.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Episode #016: Ancient Aliens and Lost Civilizations

In this episode we start out with a strange news item about alien/reptilian looking mummified bodies found in Peru, then from there we move on to the Ancient Alien hypothesis vs the Ancient Advanced Civilization hypothesis, consciousness and quantum mechanics, cryogenics and AI, life, the universe, and everything.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Episode #015: The Greatest Man Alive and Electricity

In this episode we have a guest, Archer Finley aka GMA(Greatest Man Alive), close friend and SnakeBro who has a degree in Electrical Engineering. So we spend most of the episode asking him questions about electricity and totally not understanding the answers. We also ask his opinion on whether ancient civilizations could have had some understanding of electrical forces. We talk about telluric currents, the Shuttle Tether mission(which was STS 75, not STS 80 as Russ said on the show), Nikola Tesla, and more.

One of the strange objects that drifted past during the tether video, which is linked below

Huge anomalous sunspot

A couple of examples of earthquake lights

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Episode #014: Elastic Universe Hypothesis and the Black Knight Satellite

We start this episode off with a few interesting news items that lead to another short discussion about the Elastic Universe Hypothesis and how it might be tested via an interesting anomaly that happens only beneath a full solar eclipse. And also how archaeologists are dumb because for like a hundred years they've been trying to study ancient astronomical observatories during the daytime.

We then move on to the subject of the Black Knight Satellite at the request of a listener(thanks J), which means we get into Long Delay Echoes, ancient space probes, Phillip K. Dick and V.A.L.I.S.

After that, we talk about a strange correlation between gigantic pyramids in Mexico, China, and Indonesia, then finish up with a brief discussion of a very mysterious place in China known as the Longyou Grottoes.

Gravitic Lensing (theoretically) caused by the gravity of a galaxy cluster in the foreground, warping the light of galaxies behind it into circular arcs(btw the very bright object on the upper right is a star in our own galaxy)

Graph of LDEs

Epsilon Bootes constellation

Some believe this photo taken from the space shuttle captured the elusive Black Knight

NASA map of PHAs(Potentially Hazardous Asteroids)
This map does not include comets. We're all gonna die.


It's pretty big.....I guess

Why was this place encased in Mica??

Volcanic mountain near Teotihuacan

Pyramids in China

They refer to them as "mausoleums"

They're totally not pyramids. See the trees? Hills. Just hills.

Pyramid of the first Chinese emperor. The Terracotta warriors are nearby.

The top of Gunung Padang in Indonesia

The top level was made using basalt columns that form naturally when lava hits seawater

The top level is about 2500 years old. The lowest levels are 30,000 years old.

The Terracotta Warriors

This is just a few of them....there are over 6,000 in total, plus horses

That's a lotta clay mmkay

Note each has very unique individual features

One of the Longyou Grottoes. The light is coming through an opening that was the original pool on the surface

Who did this? Where did all the rock go? Where are the fish?

That would seem like a "bottomless" pool

Note the extremely uniform marks on the walls

Each grotto is many levels deep

The rooms are cavernous and huge

A close-up of the marks on the walls. Toothpicks and dedication? Or advanced machinery?