HISTORY CHANNELS’ “CURSE OF OAK ISLAND” S 4 E 2 & 3

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John is joined again by Jordan from The Night time Podcast to recap Season four Episodes two and three of History Channels’ “Curse Of Oak Island”.

They discussed progress made at several sights, but the news of the passing of Fred Nolan put a damper on the other events.  Here is a link to Fred Nolan’s Obituary:  http://atlanticfuneralhomeshalifax.sharingmemories.ca/site/FrederickGNolan.html

 

WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM

 

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The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is a closed sanatorium located in southwestern Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky. It opened in 1910 as a two-story hospital to accommodate 40 to 50 tuberculosis patients. In the early 1900s, Jefferson County was ravaged by an outbreak of tuberculosis (the “White Plague”) which prompted the construction of a new hospital. The hospital closed in 1961, due to the antibiotic drug streptomycin that lowered the need for such a hospital.

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is very famous for being haunted. It is ranked among the top most scary or haunted places in the United States and is visited by many people, both paranormal and ghost hunters or investigators, and regular people who just want to see the place for themselves. Waverly Hills is notorious for being very scary because many claim that the place has different kinds of hauntings. There are ghosts, moving shadows, cold spots, inexplicable screams and wailings, balls of light and other spooky oddities.

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Waverly Hills is located on top of a hill overlooking the city of Louisville, Kentucky. It looks as creepy and foreboding as the legends of the property describe.  Waverly Hills’ haunting stories are usually based on the accounts of many deaths and brutal experiences of patients who stayed in the sanatorium as well as it’s 1962  incarnation, the Woodhaven Geriatric Center, a nursing home primarily treating aging patients with various stages of dementia and mobility limits, as well as the severely mentally handicapped. Woodhaven was closed by the state in 1982 allegedly due to patient neglect.

One of the features of Waverly Hills is the “death tunnel”.  A tunnel running from the building to the bottom of the hill that was originally built for employees and supplies to be transported more efficiently.   With so many deaths occurring at the height of the TB plague, the tunnel was used to transport dead bodies out of the sanatorium so as not to alarm the other patients.

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John is joined by guest host Ryan Clark from Cincinnati Ohio who grew up in Kentucky within a mere three miles of Waverly Hills Sanatorium.  This could explain Ryan’s life long interest in the paranormal!

Ryan also regales us with another Louisville legend, the “Pope Lick Monster” who is supposed to reside under an old train trestle spanning the Pope Lick Creek.

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image from: wikipedia.org

This part man, part goat being is apparently fated to patrol the trestle area tempting people who go there to try to cross the trestle.  When they get half way a train suddenly comes.  Since there is no room on either side, there only chance at survival is to hang off the edge until the train passes.  Most cannot hang on that long and fall eighty feet to there death.

http://www.waverlyhills.net/haunting.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuBveG5gRH4

https://ghostlyworldnews.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/20-facts-you-probably-didnt-know-about-waverly-hills-sanatorium/

http://www.underworldtales.com/waverly-hills-sanitarium/

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

http://www.therealwaverlyhills.com/

http://www.louisvilleghs.com/LGHS_MASTER/SUB/Legends/Pope%20Lick/The%20Legend%20of%20Pope%20Lick.html

UPDATES IN THE NEWS 11-20-16

 

John finds recent news about some previous Mysterious Topics.

First is a story on Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘irrelevant’ doodles actually contain his most revolutionary physics discovery.

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From: wikimedia.org

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/da-vinci-irrelevant-doodles-actually-145918490.html

Next is a very concerning story on the Siberian ground ‘turning into a trampoline’ and we should all be worried.

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/methane-bubbles-siberian-permafrost-climate-change-2016-7

Then a story on possible U.S. Naval secret undersea lairs for nuclear Submarines.

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/did-the-us-navy-build-super-secret-undersea-lairs-its-17269?page=show

Also a story on a Delaware-sized chunk of ice that could dislodge from an Antarctic shelf.

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http://www.ecowatch.com/antarctic-ice-melt-1986406994.html

Finally, A lost dog actually heard her family was looking for her!

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https://www.yahoo.com/style/lost-dog-actually-heard-her-181405819.html

 

HISTORY CHANNELS’ “CURSE OF OAK ISLAND,” S.4, E.1

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John and Jordan from the Nighttime podcast and Halifax Nova Scotia are reunited to cover a new season of History Channels’ “Curse Of Oak Island”.  The show details the exploits of brothers Rick and Marty Lagina and crew in their ongoing efforts to reveal the mystery of what may have taken place and what may still be buried on the tiny Nova Scotia Island.

The premiere episode titled “Going For Broke”, gives us great insight into game plan for season 4.  The Laginas’ and partners are spending more than $2 million dollars in an all out effort to literally get to the bottom of this famous and frustrating mystery.

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Their all out strategy to attack all of the major areas of interest on the island previously examined by them any others will make season 4 very interesting with hopefully finally some answers to this mystery.

New clues are also revealed on this premiere show from Zina Halpern, a Knights Templar researcher who shows them a map found in the flap of a book sent to her that seems to show a drawing of Oak Island with many known sights listed as well as more sights not known to the Laginas’ and crew that they now plan to fully investigate.

We will be producing the “Curse Of Oak Island recap podcast” every two weeks this season from this point with the anticipation of much to talk about moving forward.

http://www.history.com/shows/the-curse-of-oak-island?&mkwid=sKWTAEfOZ|dc_pcrid_155690448693_pkw_curse%20of%20oak%20island_pmt_e&utm_source=google_tune&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=curse%20of%20oak%20island&utm_campaign=&paidlink=1&cmpid=PaidSearch_google_tune__curse%20of%20oak%20island&gclid=Cj0KEQiAx7XBBRCdyNOw6PLHrYABEiQAJtyEQ-o2JafESRyxvNRQbo0RiIpXAu3kwJEPPNX7LryeLKcaAlki8P8HAQ

https://www.nighttimepodcast.com/

http://www.oakislandcompendium.ca/about.html

 

TYING UP LOOSE ENDS, THE FINALE

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Chuck Putzer and John Paterson

When one hears the words “The Finale” automatically thoughts of an ending come to mind.  That is the case with the Mysterious Topics podcasts.

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One-half of the Mysterious Topics duo, Chuck, decided a few months ago that he would like to bow out of the podcast after two years, and over 200 podcasts.  The future of the podcast is now in the very capable hands of the other one-half of the duo, John.

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The final tying up loose ends episode deals with John and Chuck discussing many aspects of the Mysterious Topics podcast.  Much reminiscing is a big part of the episode.   Also,  words of appreciation were offered to the listeners, including mentioning of correspondence received from some of those listeners.

 

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Chuck Putzer and John Paterson

Of course, John and Chuck could not resist talking about mysterious topics on their last show.  Included in that discussion was an explanation as to how scientists are able to explain the definite existence of aliens through the use of math.  Also discussed was the B-theory of time with a reference to Brian Greene’s excellent YouTube presentation of the topic.

Also, several comments from listeners were presented as well as a final interview with Jordan from the Nighttime Podcast.   Jordan will continue to contribute to the Mysterious Topics podcast with co hosting the coverage of  the upcoming season four of The Curse Of Oak Island History Channel show scheduled to start November 15, 2016.

“The Finale” does not mean the end of the Mysterious Topics podcast.   Only Chuck’s participation.  The 200 plus episodes with Chuck will be available for a long time, hopefully indefinitely.

Mysterious Topics will continue albeit a different format.  The one true part of Mysterious Topics was the sincere rapport between Chuck and John that will not be duplicated moving forward.  The sincerity, honesty and kindness of Chuck that shown through every episode will be greatly missed not just by John, but by the listeners as well.

John will continue Mysterious Topics Podcast with a few different formats for shows.  There will probably be some bumps along the way, but “Mysterious Topics 2.0” will find it’s way and continue to improve.  As always suggestions, encouragements and critiques are welcome and appreciated to ensure the improvement of Mysterious Topics moving forward.

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http://gizmodo.com/new-time-slice-theory-suggests-youre-not-as-conscious-a-1770950927

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-theory_of_time

http://qz.com/663729/new-research-suggests-that-consciousness-is-developed-in-two-stages/

http://mic.com/articles/141185/time-slice-theory-will-make-you-rethink-perception#.sOzSg9MwP

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ssmoss/Moss%20-%20Time-Slice%20Epistemology%20and%20Action%20Under%20Indeterminacy.pdf

http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/home/leistner/workshop08/Slides/fredenhagen.pdf

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/06/113569/aliens-once-lived

 

RH NEGATIVE PERSON “WITH ABILITIES” ANGELA HUTCHEON

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John Interviews Angela Hutcheon who messaged Mysterious Topics on Facebook saying she is a person with RH negative blood and “abilities”.

In her post she stated;

I was born a healer, I have psychic gifts, I am an intuitive and empath. I have been doing courses in Pleiadian, Lemurian, and Atlantis and have seen things during this and I feel very connected to these civilizations. 9-2-16

Do you believe there are people who possess such abilities or are you skeptical?

After their conversation John offers skeptics a possible scientific explanation for some of her abilities.  Quantum entanglement, or what Einstein called, “spooky action at a distance” is a topic discussed before on Mysterious Topics and could possibly offer an explanation here as well.  Scientists, to my knowledge are not conducting research on people purporting to have these abilities in regards to Quantum Entanglement, but perhaps they should, perhaps they will!

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More information on Angela is found on her website;

http://www.aumvedas.net/

 

PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT

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USS ELDRIDGE, (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

Someone not familiar with the Philadelphia Experiment might think it has something to do with how the 76ers, Eagles, or Phillies are trying to  improve their teams.  Read on and you will see that is not the case.

During the middle of World War II, back in 1943, some believe that the United States Navy conducted an experiment to cause a ship to be invisible.  Not just a little dingy, but a United States Navy destroyer escort.  The USS Eldridge was the ship in question, and the event or events supposedly took place at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, thus the title of Philadelphia Experiment.

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PHILADELPHIA NAVY YARD IN 1995, (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

Such a capability as making a ship invisible obviously could provide enormous advantages in warfare.  The question is:  Did such an experiment really occur?   Many believe the story is a fabrication, and, of  course, The United States Navy insists that the rumors concerning the Eldridge are false.

Some believe the experiment was only done to make ships invisible to radar, but die-hard advocates of the experiment insist that it was much more than that.  There have been numerous claims of crew members of the Eldridge becoming very ill, both mentally and physically.

We will undoubtedly never know the truth behind the Philadelphia Experiment.  For all we know there are ships sailing around the oceans today that are invisible to the naked eye, but  that is probably not the case, or is it?   Of course, conspiracy theorists might think that is reality.  What do you think?

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NIKOLA TESLA SITTING IN HIS LAB IN COLORADO SPRINGS, (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

Perhaps Nikola Tesla with his experiments in space and time could provide the answers to our questions concerning what occurred in Philadelphia in October of 1943.

http://www.rense.com/general17/philadelphiaexp.htm

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/montauk/rainbow/philadelphia_experiment.htm

http://io9.gizmodo.com/5944616/what-really-happened-during-the-philadelphia-experiment

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

http://www.crystalinks.com/PhiladelphiaExperiment.html

https://www.google.com/search?as_st=y&tbm=isch&hl=en&as_q=philadelphia+experiment&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&cr=&as_sitesearch=&safe=images&tbs=sur:fc

 

PHOENIX LIGHTS

They appeared first in March of 1997.  They were strange.  They were controversial.  They were called simply the Phoenix Lights.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA AT NIGHT (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

What was different and unusual about the strange sightings in Arizona was the fact that many people witnessed the phenomena.  As a result of the widespread publicity , and the fact that the sightings occurred mainly over heavily populated areas, the controversy concerning what really happened back in 1997 in Arizona still exists today.

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Many theories exist to try to explain the strange sightings.  The old standby, military flares, and other types of military actions seems to be omnipresent.  The problem with the flares theory is that some of the reports of the sightings claim a huge size for the unidentified whatever it was.  Of course, imaginations can run wild when one sees something unusual, especially in the darkness of night.  As a result, perhaps many of the in-person accounts of the sightings must be taken with a grain of salt.

Many people remain skeptical of the sightings today except for the people that actually witnessed the phenomena.  Sightings also were noted around Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport.

SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA (IMAGE, COMMONS.WIKIMEDIA.ORG)

In any event, something unique and interesting happened in Arizona in 1997.  After all, why is it not possible that extraterrestrials might be drawn to the appearance of the lights of big cities in what is otherwise a dark nighttime desert.

http://www.thephoenixlights.net/Magazine_Articles/March_2007_UFO_Magazine.pdf

http://www.ufocasebook.com/intriguepersists.html

http://www.thephoenixlights.net/Magazine_Articles/March_2007_UFO_Magazine.pdf

MOON’S EFFECT ON HUMANS

,Many of us have experienced what we believe is our Moon’s effect on humans.  Does Earth’s satellite really affect our behavior?

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It is common to know of individuals, or maybe even ourselves, that seem to be affected by the moon.  The effect seems to be greater with a full moon.

The lunar eclipse supermoon of September 28, 2015 as seen over München, Germany (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

On the other side of the issue of our Moon’s effect on humans is that skeptics often claim that there is no effect at all.  The claims of an effect are only imagined, or the subject of romanticism and lore.

There are reports of surgeons refusing to operate on patients during a full Moon, and police, firefighters, and paramedics throughout the world claim that strange things seem to occur much more often on the days surrounding a full Moon.

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Epilepsy patients seem to have a significant increase in seizures during a full Moon, but it might be that the brightness of the night sky is more of a factor than the Moon’s effect.

Caregivers to patients with dementia report a noticeable effect on the patients that are under their care.  Caregivers can be considered reliable judges of behavior of dementia patients since they spend a large amount of time with the patients.

Skeptics claim that most of the evidence for our Moon’s effect is anecdotal, and therefore not reliable.   However, try telling that to those that claim they often experience a profound effect, such as, weird things happening to them.

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

http://www.livescience.com/7899-moon-myths-truth-lunar-effects.html

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/university-of-basel-researchers-prove-8216full-moon-effect8217-impacts-on-human-sleep/story-fneuz9ev-1226685217585

http://guardianlv.com/2013/06/super-full-moon-affects-humans/

http://www.policeops.com/full-moon-ion-effect.htm

http://www.paranormal-encyclopedia.com/m/moon/influence.html

http://www.alzheimers.net/2013-11-15/does-the-full-moon-affect-alzheimers-patients/

http://www.ospreylakelodge.com/does-the-moon-affect-fishing/

 

 

RMS TITANIC INSURANCE SCAM?

The British passenger liner, the RMS Titanic sank, after running into an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912.   Or did it?  Was it possibly a Titanic insurance scam?

RMS TITANIC (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

 

Robin Gardiner’s book, “Titanic:  The Ship That Never Sank?” puts forth a theory that is quite controversial.  Gardiner suggests that the ship that actually sunk was the Titanic’s sister ship, the Olympic, which was madE to look like the Titanic.   The main idea behind Gardiner’s theory is that it was possibly an insurance scam.

RMS OLYMPIC ARRIVING IN NEW YORK ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE ON JUNE 21, 2011, ABOUT NINE MONTHS BEFORE THE TITANIC REPORTEDLY SUNK (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

The keel of the Olympic was bent in an earlier accident, which caused a permanent list to one side.  As a result, the insurance company would not adequately insure the Olympic.   As the theory goes, the Olympic was repaired enough to make it somewhat seaworthy, and since the Titanic was not yet completed, the Olympic would make the journey across the Atlantic.

ROUTE OF THE TITANIC WITH THE COORDINATES OF HER SINKING (IMAGE, EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)

Gardiner proposes in his book that the Olympic would then be intentionally sunk, but slowly enough to allow for the passengers to be rescued.  The insurance company would then theoretically  pay the claim for what was supposedly the brand new Titanic.  Of course, many passengers did not survive, because of the manner in which the ship was sunk.

The real question today is which ship sunk, the Olympic or the Titanic.  Perhaps we will never know for certain if events are as is recorded in history, or if the tragedy was in reality a Titanic insurance scam.

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

http://www.insuranceblog.co.uk/2012/04/titanic-sunk-in-insurance-fraud/

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

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

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZA_DcwCb_D0PaPPpQanClL9wdlvdCd-EzKZlfcJwrMM/edit

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