9. The Return - Guest Blake Smith

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Is the WOW! signal alien or not?

A peak at the Big Ear telescope makes a researcher scribble WOW! on a printout. A big firefight lasts for hours in Los Angeles, but are the targets really from this earth? A farmer finds debris on his land, according to some this is the start of the largest coverup in US history.

Our host Fredrik continues the mission to discover what is genuine, fake, and somewhere in between on the TV-show Ancient Aliens. This week we will finish season one of the show, so it’s season finale time. Due to this occasion I did invite a very special guest to be on the show.

Blake Smith is the host of Monstertalk, In reSearch Of and active in many other amazing projects. He is an accomplished writer and researcher and has been published in Fortean Times, Weird Tales, Skeptic Magazine and Skeptical Inquirer. 

Usually he tends to be in the realm of monsters and ghosts but his knowledge about modern ufology is not to be underestimated. 

To hear more from Blake you should head over to monstertalk.org (https://monstertalk.org) or the patreon page for In reSearch Of (https://www.patreon.com/inresearchof).

We did have a blast recording this episode and we talked about many things between heaven and earth. But you will be able to hear a lot of great info about the following topics:


The Golden Disk

The Kepler Telescope

The War of the Worlds Broadcast

The Battle of Los Angeles 

Mercury powered anti gravity machines / Foo Fighters (Never heard back from Dave Groohl)

UFO incident in Freiburg forest


Phoenix lights

Nick Pope and the British UFO-desk


Major Jesse A. Marcel of Houma, LA holding foil debris from Roswell, New Mexico UFO crash site, July 1947.
Courtesy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Photograph Collection, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library, Arlington, Texas.

Sources, resources and further reading suggestions

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The Padma-purāṇa. P. 2. 1. ed. (1989). Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass

The Golden Record - The greetings on the recording - NASA

Sagan, Carl (1979). Murmurs of earth: the Voyager interstellar record. London: Hodder and Stoughton

Sagan, Carl (1997). The demon-haunted world: science as a candle in the dark. New York: Ballantine Books

The Original recording of Orson Wells' 1938 War of the Worlds Broadcast (58 min)

Bartholomew, R.E. and Radford, B. (2012). The Martians have landed! : a history of media-driven panics and hoaxes. Jefferson, N.C.: Mcfarland.

Gębka, K., Bełdowski, J., & Bełdowska, M. (2016). The impact of military activities on the concentration of mercury in soils of military training grounds and marine sediments. Environmental science and pollution research international, 23(22), 23103–23113. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-7436-0

Miljöbomb på havsbottnen bärgas inte - Ny Teknik 2012

Difor vil dei ikkje heva - NRK - 2008

The fatal hike that became a Nazi propaganda coup 

The SETI Institute

FBI. "Majestic 12." FBI Records: The Vault. Federal Bureau of Investigation, 9 Apr. 2011. https://vault.fbi.gov/Majestic%2012/

Army. Radiac Set AN/PDR-27. Washingon, DC: United States Army, 1952. 12.

THE COMING RACE - Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton

Dunning, B. "The Zionist Conspiracy." Skeptoid Podcast. Skeptoid Media, 16 Aug 2011. Web. 20 Feb 2022. <https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4271>

Music used in this episode:

“Now we ride” by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com

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