Episode 32 Sources: Can We Crowdfund a Crop Circle?

Thousands of crop circles have appeared in fields worldwide. Theories about what created them have included everything from horny hedgehogs to extraterrestrials. In this episode we discuss the history of crop circles and cover who (or what) is really behind them. You can listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle PodcastsAmazon MusicPandora, or iHeartRadio.

Here are our sources:

Podcasts: Stuff You Should Know, “What’s the Deal with Crop Circles?”; Astonishing Legends, Episodes 206-208: Crop Circles; Unexplained Mysteries, “Crop Circles”

Key Images Discussed in the Episode:

  1. Hedgehogs cartoon: https://twitter.com/yerufoguy/status/1363101028380516354?s=21
  2. The Mowing Devil: https://mercuriuspoliticus.wordpress.com/2008/06/07/the-mowing-devil/
  3. Arecibo message & hoax: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_message

Other sources:

  1. http://www.knowledgebank.irri.org/ericeproduction/I.a_Plowing_patterns.htm
  2. https://www.livescience.com/26540-crop-circles.html
  3. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/crop-circles-the-art-of-the-hoax-2524283/
  4. https://daily.jstor.org/pssst-crop-circles-were-a-hoax/
  5. https://www.nature.com/articles/465693a.pdf?origin=ppub
  6. www.circlemakers.org
  7. http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2016/03/two-men-started-phenomenon-crop-circles-planks-wire/
  8. https://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-cave-artists-might-ve-knowingly-deprived-themselves-of-oxygen-to-paint
  9. https://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-08/popsci-qampa-using-modern-tech-make-crop-circles/

Can We Crowdfund a Crop Circle?

Thousands of crop circles have appeared in fields worldwide. Theories about what created them have included everything from horny hedgehogs to extraterrestrials. In this episode we discuss the history of crop circles and cover who (or what) is really behind them. 

To see our sources for this episode, head to our website at www.spookysciencesisters.com. Hit subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@SpookySciPod), TikTok (@SpookyScience), and Facebook (@SpookyScienceSisters) for even more spooky content! Help us grow by sharing with a friend and leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. You can also support the show further by buying us a “spirit”!

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Episode 22 Sources: The Disappearance of Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan, Part 2

This episode is the second half of our two-part series on the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan. Most of us have heard of Amelia Earhart but as prominent as she is in the history books there is still a ton of uncertainty surrounding what happened to her. Last time, we focused on the details of the trip and the possibility that she and Noonan ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean. In this episode, we review some of the other popular hypotheses about what befell the famous pilot and her navigator. You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or Pandora.

Here are the sources we used for this episode:

Podcasts: Vanished: Amelia Earhart; Astonishing Legends, Episodes 4 & 5: Amelia Earhart Vanishes Parts 1 & 2

The Disappearance of Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan, Part 2

This episode is the second half of our two-part series on the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan. Most of us have heard of Amelia Earhart but as prominent as she is in the history books there is still a ton of uncertainty surrounding what happened to her. Last time, we focused on the details of the trip and the possibility that she and Noonan ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean. In this episode, we review some of the other popular hypotheses about what befell the famous pilot and her navigator. 

To see our sources for this episode, head to our website at spookysciencesisters.com. Hit subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@SpookySciPod), and Facebook (@SpookyScienceSisters) for even more spooky content! Help us grow by sharing with a friend and leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. You can also support the podcast by buying us a “spirit” here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpookySciPod

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Episode 21 Sources: The Disappearance of Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan, Part 1

This episode is the first of a two part series on the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan. Most of us have heard of Amelia Earhart, but as prominent as she is in the history books, there is still a ton of uncertainty and speculation surrounding her 1937 disappearance. What actually happened to her and her navigator, Fred Noonan? Did they survive their plane crash? Did Earhart change her name to Irene Bolam? We will attempt to answer these questions, explore the evidence that exists, and talk about what we think the most credible hypotheses are. You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or Pandora.

Here are the sources we used for this episode:

Podcasts: Vanished: Amelia Earhart; Astonishing Legends, Episodes 4 & 5: Amelia Earhart Vanishes Parts 1 & 2

The Disappearance of Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan, Part 1

This episode is the first of a two part series on the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan. Most of us have heard of Amelia Earhart, but as prominent as she is in the history books, there is still a ton of uncertainty and speculation surrounding her 1937 disappearance. What actually happened to her and her navigator, Fred Noonan? Did they survive their plane crash? Did Earhart change her name to Irene Bolam? We will attempt to answer these questions, explore the evidence that exists, and talk about what we think the most credible hypotheses are. 

To see our sources for this episode, head to our website at spookysciencesisters.com. Hit subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@SpookySciPod), and Facebook (@SpookyScienceSisters) for even more spooky content! Help us grow by sharing with a friend and leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. You can also support the podcast by buying us a “spirit” here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpookySciPod

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Episode 17 Sources: “Soviet Union Spring Break 1959: The Dyatlov Pass Incident”

Happy New Year, Spooky People! Winter is here and since we’re hunkering down for a cold couple of months, we think there’s no better time to discuss the mysterious, snowy deaths that occurred at Dyatlov Pass. In our first episode of 2021, we challenge some of the most popular theories surrounding the demise of nine hikers on February 2, 1959. We cover a handful of possibilities, from avalanches and hypothermia to aliens and government conspiracies. If this story leaves you scratching your head, you are not alone. If you have any thoughts on this topic, drop them in the comments below or reach out on social media! You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or Pandora.

Here are the sources we used for this episode:

Podcasts: Unexplained Season 2, Episode 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3; Astonishing Legends Episodes 23 and 24; Timesuck Episode 62

YouTube: Buzzfeed Unsolved: True Crime, “The Strange Deaths of the 9 Hikers of Dyatlov Pass”; Morbid Mystery, “The Dyatlov Pass Incident”; The Infographics Show, “What Made Hikers Take Clothes Off In Below Freezing Temps? (The Dyatlov Pass Mystery)”

Websites:

Soviet Union Spring Break 1959: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Winter is here and since we’re hunkering down for a cold couple of months, we think there’s no better time to discuss the snowy mystery that occurred at Dyatlov Pass. In our first episode of 2021, we challenge some of the most popular theories surrounding the deaths of nine hikers on February 2, 1959. We cover a handful of possibilities, from avalanches and hypothermia to aliens and government conspiracies. If this story leaves you scratching your head, you are not alone. If you have any thoughts on this topic, please reach out on social media! We’d love to hear what you think.

To see our sources for this episode, head to our website at spookysciencesisters.com. Hit subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@SpookySciPod), and Facebook (@SpookyScienceSisters) for even more spooky content! Help us grow by sharing with a friend and leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.

Spooky Science Sisters is a member of the Straight Up Strange Podcast Network.