Case File #21-B: The Hunt for Hominids

October 10, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, Alex and Myia discuss various Bigfoot hunters from around the world, as well as Bigfoot hunting in general.

 

...Oh, and they were also really bad and didn't record their sources! If you'd like them, ask.

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Case File #21-A: Basics of A Bigfoot

October 3, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, join Myia and Alex as they delve into the mysterious world of mountain men and tackle some terrifying tribes of creatures!

Supplementary Files

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1916160_1916151_1916130,00.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mysterious_Monsters

https://www.livescience.com/24598-bigfoot.html

Bigfoot

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigfoot#Spotted_Elk,_bears,_and_the_origin_of_the_%22Bigfoot%22_name

http://www.bigfootone.com/

http://www.unmuseum.org/bigfoot.htm

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/finding-bigfoot/lists/bigfoot-evidence/

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/if-bigfoot-were-real/

https://www.livescience.com/24598-bigfoot.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/10/sasquatch/505304/

Sasquatch

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sasquatch

https://www.sasquatchcanada.com/

https://www.mint.ca/store/coin/sasquatch---coloured-coin-2011-prod1100018

Almas

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almas_(cryptozoology)

http://www.unmuseum.org/alma.htm

http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Almas

https://cryptomundo.com/cryptozoology/almas/

https://www.disclose.tv/the-almas-and-humanoid-cryptids-342609

https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4040

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kurhSvIFObM

Yowie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yowie

http://www.yowiehunters.com.au/index.php/what-is-a-yowie

https://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/australian-yowie-mysterious-legends-tribe-hairy-people-003605

Mapinguari

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mapinguari

http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Mapinguari

https://exemplore.com/cryptids/Mapinguari-Sightings-Does-Mylodon-Still-Exist

https://allthatsinteresting.com/mapinguari

Lailoken

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lailoken

https://esmeraldamac.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/lailoken-or-myrddin-or-merlin/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eNbBj9FkBk

http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100048394

https://senchus.wordpress.com/2016/05/10/the-origin-of-the-merlin-legend/

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Case File #20: Thunderbird and Lightning, Very Very Frightening!

September 26, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, join Alex and Myia as they soar to new heights in their investigation of Thunderbird. Caw Caw, motherfuckers.

 

Supplementary Files

https://mythology.net/mythical-creatures/thunderbird/ - Mythology.net article. Have grain of salt handy.

http://www.native-languages.org/thunderbird.htm - Still the best Native American resource for these things.

https://www.mysteriesofcanada.com/bc/thunderbird-a-canadian-legend/ - A Canadian Perspective

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/thunderbird - And an even more Canadian perspective. Doesn’t get much more Canadian than The Canadian Encyclopedia!

http://www.ancientpages.com/2017/03/26/powerful-thunderbird-sent-gods-protect-humans-evil-native-american-legends/ - Another informative page

The legend Myia read during the episode: http://www.north-link.net/cmsakry/1pub/9211lsm.htm

https://www.tor.com/2012/10/17/american-gods-reread-chapters-9-10-a-11/ a review of the American Gods (by Neil Gaiman) chapters with Shadow and the Thuderbird. Spoilers obviously.

http://thunderbirds.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Thunderbirds_In_Popular_Culture the list Myia skim read at the end of the episode

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Case File #19: The Ubiquitous American Feathered Serpent

September 19, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, Myia and Alex take a look at one of Central America's most influential gods. He's Gukumatz. He's Kukulkan. He is Quetzalcoatl!

Supplementary Files

Quetzalcoatl

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzalcoatl the obligatory wikipedia page. Not a bad one actually, as far as wiki pages go.

http://mexicounexplained.com/quetzalcoatl-man-myth-god/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUgG4CIeMcU The conspiracy involving the Abrahamic God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rOAco_BrlI and another conspiracy video. This time linked to the Annunaki (our alien creators).

https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-americas/rise-quetzalcoatl-plumed-serpent-creator-god-008959 conspiracy page about Quetzacoatl

https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-americas/bearded-gods-americas-were-jesus-resurrected-maybe-why-plumed-serpent-021606 Colonization and Oral Histories: How they connnect. AKA: Myia thinks the Vikings visited Mexico

https://www.ancient-origins.net/human-origins-folklore/aztec-creation-myths-0071 General Aztec creation myths from the same source as above

https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-americas/kukulcan-maya-0010355 same source as the last three… about the Mayan Equivalent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukulkan the Mayan equivalent to Quetzacoatl’s wiki page

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Kukulkan and Chichen Itza (Worship of the ubiquitous Flying serpent deity by the Mayans)

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/pyramid-kukulcan-chichen-itza about Kukulkan and Chichen Itza - a pyramid dedicated to the deity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Castillo,_Chichen_Itza the wiki article on Chichen itza

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichen_Itza a second, slightly different article on Chichen itza?????

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/world-heritage/chichen-itza/ the Nat Geo page about Chichen Itza as a World Heritage Site

https://absolute-adventure-mexico.com/kukulkan-temple-of-chichen-itza/ a quick sum-up of the temple to Kukulkan at Chichen Itza

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Quetzacoatl / Kukulkan / Q’uq’umatz        AKA THE LINKED MESOAMERICAN DEITIES

https://www.wilderutopia.com/traditions/myth/aztec-myth-quetzalcoatl-rescues-humanity-in-the-land-of-the-dead/ Quetzacoatl and the Meoamericans afterlife. It has an amazing story about the underworld and the duality of life and death. It's an amazing read.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q%27uq%27umatz Q’ua’umatz’s obligatory wiki page

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehecatl another fucking linked deity. Another one. And I have barely made it into the rabbit hole of Mesoamerican creation myths.

https://www.ancient.eu/Popol_Vuh/ about the mayan book of the dead/creation mythology

http://www.mesoweb.com/publications/Christenson/PopolVuh.pdf You can read the Popol Vuh here in English (The Spanish translation is listed under the “En Español” heading)

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Cortes as Quetzalcoatl

http://rptimes.com/rosarie-salerno/2011/12/did-montezuma-think-cortez-was-the-god-quetzalcoatl/ - Article about the whole Cortes-Montezuma thing

http://historum.com/american-history/38385-aztecs-allowed-cortes-enter-their-capital-because-they-thought-he-god-2.html - Tasty tasty forum debates…

http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/ask-experts/why-did-moctezuma-think-that-cortes-looked-like-quetzalcoatl - A total breakdown of why Cortes is a filthy filthy liar

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En Español

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8vdzzInH4M a decent video (en español) “Who was Quetzacoatl?”  For my fellow gente bilingüe, o gente políglota, you may enjoy this. For English only speakers, see the English section above.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jlp8Htax-4 un video sobre la profecía del regreso del Quetzacoatl

http://www.secundariafavaloro.com.ar/pdf/literatura/4to_POPOLVUH.pdf aqui puedeis leer el Popol Vuh si no esteis como yo quien tiene una copia en mi biblioteca personal

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Case File #18: Talkin’ ‘Bout Tunguska

September 12, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, Alex and Myia talk about the most devastating natural explosion since the meteor that killed the dinosaurs. How's that for a big bang?

Supplementary Files

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event - In this case, Wikipedia is actually a pretty great reference

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160706-in-siberia-in-1908-a-huge-explosion-came-out-of-nowhere - A BBC Earth article about Tunguska that offers a comprehensive look at all of the information we have about the event, as well as the likely explanation (meteor)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2018/06/30/110-years-after-the-tunguska-event-we-still-arent-sure-what-caused-it/#a1cecf015b50 - A Forbes article that goes even more in depth about the theories surrounding Tunguska

https://allthatsinteresting.com/tunguska-event - An article that cleanly sums up the Tunguska event without getting in to any of the less mainstream theories

https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30jun_tunguska - Even NASA has a page on the event!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelyabinsk_meteor - A similar asteroid airburst from 2013 (Also in Russia, coincidentally)

https://www.wired.com/2013/02/why-does-a-meteor-explode-in-the-air/ - A Wired article describing why meteor airbursts occur

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131015-asteroid-burst-russia-meteor-tunguska-space-science/ - An article on airburst meteors and the dangers they pose

https://phys.org/news/2004-08-tunguska-event-ufo-debris-alien.html - Researchers claim to have discovered blocks of alien origin in Tunguska samples

http://www.unmuseum.org/siberia.htm - A comprehensive view of different Tunguska theories

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Case File #17: Terror By the Numbers

September 5, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, join Myia and Alex as they tune into the mystery of numbers stations. What's the frequency, Kenneth?

Supplementary Files

http://priyom.org/ this is a page dedicated to tracking and researching number and enigma stations in general, as well as other signals military, or intelligence-based via shortwave radio. There is also a section that pulls up a radio-player and you can change the signal to listen in on shortwave transmissions. Maybe you’ll hear something!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortwave_radio how shortwave radio works

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interval_signal

 

Numbers stations in general

https://www.dxing.com/numbers.htm generic info about numbers stations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conet_Project Akin’s research into number and enigma stations

https://www.reddit.com/r/numberstations/ the subreddit for numbers stations. It has some great up-to-date details and information, and it’s a good place to start your rabbit hole from

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station the obligatory wiki page, which actually isn’t that great to start from, but I did use some information from it.

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24910397 bbc article on the subject

 

UVB-76

https://youtu.be/Wcv_cGLjxCY  UVB-76 recording with ???Technical failure???

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UVB-76

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcv_cGLjxCY

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/uvb76-russia-mystery/

https://www.numbers-stations.com/military/russia/the-buzzer/

 

Lincolnshire Poacher and Cherry Ripe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eiz21RxIXAU  Documentary on the Lincolnshire Poacher

https://www.numbers-stations.com/ns/english/e03a/ a good website in terms of information (Cherry Ripe)

https://www.numbers-stations.com/e03/ the same website as above but for the Lincolnshire poacher

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Ripe_(numbers_station)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincolnshire_Poacher_(numbers_station)

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Case File #16: Memphré - Myth or Mystery?

August 29, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, Alex and Myia find themselves submerged once more as they tackle the mysterious resident of lac Memphrémagog in Québec. But will Memphré prove too elusive for even our hosts to uncover? Listen along to find out!

Myia's Instagram: @llamallamanewt

Alex's Instagram: @alexkocot

Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/thespoopfiles

Supplementary Files

Creature Feature - Memphré

https://www.mysteriesofcanada.com/quebec/lake-memphremagog/ - An article on Memphré from Mysteries of Canada, which is quickly becoming one of our favourite sources

http://www.memphre.com/ang.html - Website for the International Dracontology Society of Lake Memphremagog, created by none other than Jacques Boisvert himself

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/quebecs-lake-memphremagog_n_1966470 - A Huffington Post article about Memphré

http://www.magogquebec.ca/en/creature-of-lake-memphremagog/ - A tourism website about Magog, Québec, which briefly discusses Memphré

http://kingdomgames.co/in-search-of-memphre/ - Official site for the “In Search of Memphré” yearly swim

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/mythical-quebec-monster-on-canadian-coin-1.1126968 - CBC News article about the Memphré coin

Sightings

http://www.memphre.com/grenier-page.htm - A rendering of what Jean Grenier saw

Skeptic’s Corner

http://guide.sportsmansguide.com/adventures/problem-northern-pike-vermont/ - Article describing the recent appearance of Northern Pike (not the band) in Lac Memphrémagog

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpback_whale - Humpback whale’s Wikipedia page, for size and dietary/habitat comparisons

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Case File #15: Something’s A-Foot In the Salish Sea

August 22, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, join Myia and Alex as they look at one of Canada's creepier aquatic mysteries.

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Supplementary Files

Today we talked about suicide briefly. Suicide is a serious issue. If you need help, reach out.

Canada

https://suicideprevention.ca/need-help/

Reach out to resources available to you in your own country. We here at the Spoop FIles care about you. Get the help you need, we appreciate you as our listeners and want you to continue to be happy and healthy so you can keep serving you up the weirdness this world has to offer.

Missing Persons Information:

http://missingpeople.ca/ a canada-wide database of missing people

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/policing/police/crime-and-crime-prevention/cold-cases.html cold crimes and cold missing persons cases

http://www.canadasmissing.ca/index-eng.htm The official RCMP Database

 

The feet:

https://coolinterestingstuff.com/the-strange-salish-sea-foot-mystery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salish_Sea_human_foot_discoveries

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/wtf/the-canadian-sea-where-severed-feet-keep-washing-up-ashore/news-story/c61dc3e407dcb3587413c5229d5f346e

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/wtf/an-18th-severed-foot-attached-to-a-shoe-has-washed-up-in-british-columbia/news-story/8a988fbd8d7cea91568e5c2bf4da4359

https://www.sciencealert.com/human-foot-washes-ashore-british-columbia-salish-sea-gabriola-island

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/18/16777724/human-feet-beach-pacific-northwest-seattle-vancouver

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/05/13/a-14th-human-foot-this-one-in-a-hiking-boot-washes-ashore-in-canada/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a853f87ebf54

https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/2017/10/23/the-strange-phenomenon-of-the-human-feet-in-running-shoes-on-the-coast-of-the-salish-sea-british-columbia-in-canada

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/14/americas/dismembered-foot-washes-ashore-canada-trnd/index.html

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Case File #14: Strike True, Avro Arrow!

August 15, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, Alex, Myia, and special guest Dan take aim at Canada's most mythical plane. You heard me, we're talking about the Avro CF-105 Arrow!

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Supplementary Files

 

The Avro CF-105 Arrow

https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=680#specs - Technical specs and an interesting little article about the Arrow

https://www.globalaircraft.org/planes/cf-105_avro_arrow.pl - More tech specs with some interesting facts at the bottom of the page

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Canada_CF-105_Arrow#References - Wiki-that guy, you know

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/aircraft-historical/cf-105.page - Just a pretty picture of the Arrow

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_C._Floyd#Avro_Canada - The CF-105’s pappy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/world/canada/avro-arrow-jet-.html - The hunt continues for several test models

 

Mothballed and Closing Shop

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/avro-arrow/ - The Canadian Encyclopedia, boiiii

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Canada#Corporate_demise - Wikipedia Article about Avro Canada, and specifically it ded

https://globalnews.ca/news/427985/55-years-later-biggest-question-surrounding-avro-arrow-remains-what-if/ - Global News asks, “What if?”

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/77/The-Avro-Arrow--One-LAST-thought.aspx - A plane buff’s thoughts on the whole thing

 

The Conspiracy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S_JrHpV8GI a sum up

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC7Lem9Wa44xi4GmKn7zSKw another cool podcast’s take on the subject

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/matt-gurney-arrows-didnt-make-sense-then-and-dont-now

https://www.gaia.com/lp/content/eisenhower-meets-aliens-holloman-afb/ the eisenhower/alien connection

https://montrealgazette.com/business/avro-arrow-is-still-dead-but-ejection-seat-is-found-alive-on-ebay on the seat found

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2011/12/18/piece_of_canadian_aircraft_history_turns_up_in_england.html more on the seat

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/avro-arrow-could-canadas-cold-war-super-jet-have-dominated-16637 - A discussion of what could have been, and what might have been

http://www.canadaka.net/content/page/21-speculation-and-theories the quebec connection

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Case File #13: Encounter at Falcon Lake

August 8, 2018

This week, the Spoop Files head West as we look at Canada's Roswell, the Falcon Lake Incident of 1967.

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Supplementary Files

The Official RCMP Report on the Incident

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/unusual/ufo/Documents/1967-08-10.pdf

 

Radiation Poisoning

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_radiation_syndrome - Wikipedia article on ARS (I know, I know, Wikipedia)

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/radiation-sickness/symptoms-causes/syc-20377058 - The Mayo Clinic article on Radiation Sickness

http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/safety-and-security/safety-of-plants/chernobyl-accident.aspx - An article on Chernobyl, just for discussion

 

Royal Canadian Mint

https://www.cdncoin.com/2018-20-Falcon-Lake-Incident-p/623932089822.htm - Canadian Coin & Currency website about the coin

https://www.mint.ca/store/coins/1-oz.-pure-silver-glow-in-the-dark-coin---canadas-unexplained-phenomena-the-falcon-lake-incident---mintage-4000-2018-prod3160015 - Royal Canadian Mint page about the Falcon Lake Incident coin

https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/new-20-coin-captures-one-of-canada-s-closest-ufo-encounters-1.3870279 - CTV News article on the Falcon Lake Incident coin

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/mint-coin-manitoba-ufo-encounter-1.4602786 - A CBC News article on the same coin

https://www.powercoin.it/en/blog/32_why-is-the-falcon-lake-incident-silver-coin-so-popular.html - A coin blog post about the Falcon Lake Incident coin and why it’s so popular

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