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.
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.