The Spoop Files Podcast
Case File #24: Ghosts of Great Battles

Case File #24: Ghosts of Great Battles

November 14, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, Myia, Alex, and special guest host Dan take a look at some of the greatest battles in history, as well as their ghosts that linger. Hope you're ready to remember!

Case File #23: The Man, the Moth, the Legend

Case File #23: The Man, the Moth, the Legend

November 7, 2018

The Spoop Files returns this week with Season 2! Everything is all shiny and new, we've actually given the show a bit of a budget and some extra TLC, and things in general are (hopefully) of somewhat higher quality. This week, join Alex and Myia as they discuss Mothman, the classic American folk harbinger of doom.

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Case File #22: How Our Ween Became Hallowed

Case File #22: How Our Ween Became Hallowed

October 31, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, Myia and Alex take a look at some of the holiday traditions celebrated this time of the year. 'Tis the season for spoop, after all!

Supplementary Files

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Myia: @llamallamanewt https://twitter.com/llamallamanewt?s=09

Alex: @ItsKocot https://twitter.com/ItsKocot?s=09

History

https://www.onthisday.com/events/october/31

https://www.onthisday.com/events/november/1

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/november1st.html

https://www.onthisday.com/events/november/2

Samhain

https://www.newgrange.com/samhain.htm - A tourism page about Samhain that is very thorough

https://www.circlesanctuary.org/index.php/celebrating-the-seasons/celebrating-samhain - Wiccans just can’t get holidays right, exhibit A

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Samhain - Encyclopedia Britannica entry on Samhain

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/samhain - History Channel entry on Samhain

https://www.gaia.com/article/modern-paganism-13-rituals-celebrate-samhain - Wiccans just can’t get holidays right, exhibit B

https://www.knowth.com/hill-of-ward.htm - All about Tlachtga, the Hill of Ward

http://mentalfloss.com/article/87401/10-historic-things-happened-halloween

All Saint’s Day

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/holydays/allsaints_1.shtml

http://catholicstraightanswers.com/what-are-the-origins-of-all-saints-day-and-all-souls-day-are-these-linked-with-paganism-and-halloween/

https://www.britannica.com/topic/All-Saints-Day

https://www.catholic.org/saints/allsaints/

Dia De Los Muertos

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/north-america/mexico/top-ten-day-of-dead-mexico/ - Ten Things You Should Know About Dia de los Muertos

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/dia-de-los-muertos/ - Basic Dia de los Muertos fact sheet

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/what-s-el-d-de-los-muertos-it-s-not-n815966 - NBC Report on Dia de los Muertos

https://www.mexicansugarskull.com/support/dodhistory.html - History of Dia de los Muertos and specifically the sugar skull

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/dia-de-los-muertos_n_4184636 - Huffpost article about Dia de los Muertos

Case File #21-D: Bigfoot’s Baffling Beginnings

Case File #21-D: Bigfoot’s Baffling Beginnings

October 24, 2018

Over the course of the past few weeks, Alex and Myia have led viewers on an exploration into the nature of Bigfoot. This week on The Spoop Files, we examine his origins. Because who doesn't love a good origin story?

Discord Link: https://discord.gg/CppjDRZ

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

Supplementary Files

https://www.reddit.com/r/bigfoot/comments/8d46gx/bigfoot_timeline_major_events_in_the_world_of/ Bigfoot Timeline - a history of major events related to the bigfoot phenomenon

Interdimensional Origins

https://www.gaia.com/article/ufos-bigfoot-evidence-interdimensional-connection - A Gaia article. Did you know they’re more than just Online?

https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/07/bigfoot-as-an-interdimensional-interloper/ - One of two Mysterious Universe articles, this one being more in-depth

https://www.cbc.ca/arts/we-found-the-sasquatch-and-he-s-a-melancholy-interdimensional-environmentalist-1.4686193 - An article about a gent who painted an interdimensional sasquatch

https://www.weekinweird.com/2016/12/08/bigfoot-is-a-ghost-interdimensional-sasquatch-tulpas-green-flash/ - An article that argues all bigfoot creatures are interdimensional ghosts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everyday_Chemistry - The article about Everyday Chemistry, a tape supposedly recovered from an alternate Earth where the Beatles never broke up (Gods I wish the original website wasn’t broken…)

https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=252985 - Ken Korzcak, a call-back to episode 1!

Bigfoot As An Ancient Alien

https://exemplore.com/cryptids/Was-Bigfoot-Put-on-Earth-by-Ancient-Aliens - An article examining the Bigfoot-Ancient Alien theory

https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/10/americans-believe-in-ghosts-and-ancient-aliens-not-bigfoot/ - Turns out you kids probably don’t believe in Bigfoot…

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-franklin-ruehl-phd/is-bigfoot-possibly-an-alien_b_1578844.html - A Huffington Post article referring to the most likely evidence of Bigfoot/UFO coincidental sightings

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-idiocy-fabrications-and-lies-of-ancient-aliens-86294030/ - Just a blog post ripping Ancient Aliens apart. Oh, soo much catharsis…

https://www.masslive.com/news/worcester/index.ssf/2015/10/is_bigfoot_an_extraterrestrial.html - An article detailing the “portal belief” amongst Bigfoot hunters

SOME BIGFOOT VIDEOS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT!

https://www.reddit.com/r/bigfoot/comments/9py0jo/bigfoot_sighting_on_michigan_live_eagle_cam/ a live eagle came with a… mysterious figure? Myia thinks Human. What do you think? Tweet us and let us know!

https://www.reddit.com/r/bigfoot/comments/9oupg6/bigfoot_shot_by_airforce_captain_1960/ a video about the “Minnesota Iceman”, and the unique circumstances surrounding some Bigfoot sightings; see Infrasound

https://www.reddit.com/r/bigfoot/comments/9jsv49/new_bigfoot_sighting_in_oregon_thinkerthunker/ an analysis of a sighting in Oregon: An analysis of the walking pattern of humans vs Bigfoots in multiple examples (Independence Day video vs Patternson Gimlin Video, vs Bob H and Shaq…. As well as others.)

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/agencies-advise-on-possible-lizard-man-bigfoot-sightings-in-south/article_2388dc18-7d26-11e7-8ad8-33c9facf5e5f.html bigfoot sightings (as well as Lizard (REPTILIANS!)) during the Solar Eclipse.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/9o71pb/weirddatasciencenet_density_of_bigfoot_sightings/ Bigfoot Sightings Density Map

https://downthechupacabrahole.com/2018/04/15/living-among-bigfoot-an-interview-with-tom-lyons/

I just like the name of this website the best.

https://www.reddit.com/r/bigfoot/comments/9icmg0/navajo_nation_policemen_talk_about_their_bigfoot/ Navajo bigfoot investigations

https://www.reddit.com/r/bigfoot/comments/7u7ws9/state_of_california_is_being_sued_for_recognition/

Bigfoot’s Occult Connections

https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/08/bigfoot-mysterious-men-and-the-occult/ The Men In Black Phenomena, Bigfoot sightings. This is by the same author who wrote the Bullshit encyclopedia I talked about in the previous episodes. He’s ALL OVER this part of conspiracy theory, apparently.

http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/bigfoot-the-nephilim-and-freemasonrys-evil-enoch

This somehow links bigfoot, biblical/ancient giants, the nephilim (angels), supernatural phenomena, the End Times, the Great Pyramid, and the Freemasons. It’s a rather short adventure, but jeeze it gets your brain a-ponderin’.

https://www.reddit.com/r/bigfoot/comments/9nxplk/interestingfrom_the_government/ “from the government”.... Interesting.

ConSPiraCY!

https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/8iwpea/american_paranormal_beliefs_ancient_advanced/ a percentage of believers in common conspiracies (photo/chart)

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35411684 the study of conspiracy and how long it would take a TRUE conspiracy to unravel at the seams…

Case File #21-C: The Abdominal Snowman

Case File #21-C: The Abdominal Snowman

October 17, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, Alex wants to believe and Myia wants to leave.

 

Supplementary Files

 

The Legend

https://www.livescience.com/25072-yeti-abominable-snowman.html - Ahh, LiveScience…

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150630-is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-yeti - You gotta BBC this!

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/yeti-dna-tested-1.4417918 - CBC this time, same joke applies

The Sightings

https://www.thoughtco.com/yeti-legend-755946 - Several sightings, all in a row…

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/yeti-abominable-snowman-bear-daniel-taylor/ - One Yeti hunter with years to show...

The Science

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/so-much-abominable-snowman-study-finds-yeti-dna-belongs-bears don’t go breaking my heart… but it’s true! Bears might be the culprit, not a hominid!

https://phys.org/news/2013-10-mythical-yeti-descended-ancient-polar.html an article about Sykes’ original analysis

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1789/20140161 Syke’s controversial paper

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4298200/ another way to access Syke’s paper

https://theconversation.com/dna-evidence-for-himalayan-yetis-doesnt-bear-scrutiny-19350 debunking Syke’s paper

https://io9.gizmodo.com/no-the-yeti-legend-was-not-inspired-by-a-prehistoric-b-1691670357 more debunkery

The Follow up Studies and the Scientific Debunking and Support of Sykes’ research:

https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/2017/11/yeti-legends-real-animals-dna-bears-himalaya-science the follow up article on Sykes’ work.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131021-yeti-abominable-snowman-bigfoot-polar-bear-cryptozoology/ is the abominable snowman a bear? An article linked in the previous article regarding Syke’s findings and his theory on Yeti and Bears

https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/science/2018/08/cave-bears-ancient-dna-paleogenomics-extinction the article about the Cave Bear DNA (the most recent follow up to Sykes’ research into ancient bear DNA).

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0654-8 The study cited in the above article.

https://sciencing.com/yeti-investigation-reveals-new-info-on-himalayan-tibetan-bears-13710356.html more on Tibetan and Himalayan Brown bears

The Hoax

http://sasquatchgenomeproject.org/ Dr Melba Ketchum’s apparent Bigfoot DNA project, which has never born fruit, foot, or even a properly peer-reviewed article.

Case File #21-B: The Hunt for Hominids

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.

Case File #21-A: Basics of A Bigfoot

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/

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

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

Case File #19: The Ubiquitous American Feathered Serpent

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

Case File #18: Talkin’ ‘Bout Tunguska

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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