Expanded Perspectives

Expanded Perspectives

Expanded Perspectives Podcast is your source for Ancient History, Alternative History, Cryptozoology, UFO's, Conspiracy Theories and all things Paranormal. Join the hosts and lifelong friends Kyle Philson and Cameron Hale as they dig into mysteries of our ancient past, unusual events, unbelievable creatures and undeniable truths through research and interviews with top researchers, archaeologist, historians and authors. They take a down to earth approach while maintaining and open mind. Its time for you to expand your perspective! read less
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Rock and Roll and UFOs
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Rock and Roll and UFOs
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys kick things off by discussing Kyle's new water drink, the warming weather, and his thriving garden. Then, they delve into a strange sighting in Merrill, Michigan, where a person’s uncle and friend encountered a bizarre creature resembling an insect-eyed kangaroo-monkey hybrid. What could this mysterious being be? Next, they explore an eerie phenomenon in Ameca, Jalisco, Mexico, where numerous people went missing or drowned mysteriously between 2004 and 2007. Locals discovered that an upright-walking lizard man was allegedly responsible for these disappearances. After the break, Cam highlights some intriguing encounters between rock musicians and UFOs. Philip Taylor Kramer, the former bassist for Iron Butterfly, vanished on February 12, 1995. His remains were found in 1999 in a Malibu ravine, with authorities ruling his death a "probable suicide." However, Kramer's family disputed this, pointing to his claims of being threatened over his revolutionary technology. Sammy Hagar, former Van Halen lead singer, shares his extraterrestrial experiences in his book "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock." Hagar describes aliens tapping into his mind via a wireless connection long before such technology existed, even recalling a childhood encounter with a UFO. Jim Sullivan, a talented singer-songwriter, released his debut album U.F.O. in 1969 but mysteriously disappeared in the Southwest desert in 1975 while en route to Nashville. Despite comparisons to folk-rockers like Gene Clark and Joe South, his promising career never took off, leaving his disappearance an enduring mystery. All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: Insect-Eyed, Kangaroo/Monkey Hybrid Creature Seen in Merrill, Michigan Area"El Chavarin" Encounters: Deadly Lizard Man of Ameca, Jalisco, Mexico Join us in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee, for our 2024 Live event, Squatchella. We will be joined by friends and fellow podcasts, Blurry Creatures, The Confessionals, and Ninjas Are Butterflies. Get your tickets now, and join us and the other shows in this amazing Live Show!If you want more Expanded Perspectives and to help out the show, then join Expanded Perspectives Elite on Patreon. Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Squatchella
May 10 2024
Squatchella
Welcome to a unique roundtable experience on Expanded Perspectives, where we're thrilled to collaborate with esteemed podcasters and cherished friends: Nate Henry, Luke Rodgers, Tony Merkel, Andy DeNoon, Josh Hooper, and Andrew Saludez! Recognizable from their outstanding podcasts Blurry Creatures, The Confessionals, and Ninjas are Butterflies, this gathering promises an insightful discussion about our respective shows and the eagerly anticipated live event, Squatchella, happening on August 3rd, 2024, at the Fisher Center in the charming city of Nashville, Tennessee. Blurry Creatures - Blurry Creatures chases down answers for the weird questions and enigmatic creatures that inhabit the fringes between reality, myth, and imagination. Join podcast veterans Nate Henry and Luke Rodgers as they investigate Bigfoot, Ancient Giants, Cryptids, The Nephilim, The Watchers, Ancient Burial Mounds, Forbidden History, Megaliths, Conspiracy Theories, Dogman, Mothman, The UFO Phenomenon, Extraterrestrials, and The Unexplained. The Confessionals - Tony is a trailblazing creator in the worlds of podcasting and filmmaking. As the host of "The Confessionals Podcast," Tony draws a dedicated audience of tens of thousands of listeners every week. The Confessionals explores the mysteries of high strangeness, from eyewitness cryptid encounters, UFO sightings, abductions, to entities, hauntings, and even the reality of portals and alternate dimensions, making the show a must-listen for those seeking the extraordinary. Tony's passion doesn't end with podcasting. In 2021 he founded Merkel Media, a film and podcast company that has quickly gained acclaim. Under Merkel Media's banner, Tony collaborates with a team of industry veterans to bring captivating stories to life on both the screen and the airwaves. Through each episode of his podcast and every new documentary, Tony is a modern-day explorer of the unexplained, and he's just getting started. Ninjas are Butterflies - Ninjas Are Butterflies (powered by Sunday Cool Tees) is an outrageous comedy podcast with hosts Josh Hooper and Andy DeNoon. Filled with hilarious guests, conspiracies, captivating stories, and loads of laughter, Ninjas Are Butterflies is your new favorite podcast! New episodes every Friday! Squatchella Get ready for the ultimate festival experience! Squatchella is coming to Nashville on August 3rd, and you're invited to an unforgettable event featuring your beloved podcasts! Join us for a day filled with thrilling discussions and the chance to meet your favorite hosts from Expanded Perspectives, Ninjas are Butterflies, The Confessionals, Blurry Creatures, and surprise special guests. This groundbreaking event is the first of its kind, taking place at the prestigious Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on the beautiful campus of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. With its state-of-the-art 150,000-square-foot European-style performance hall boasting 1,727 seats, this venue sets the stage for an epic gathering you won't miss. Mark your calendars! The Members Only presale for Squatchella kicks off on May 8th at 10:00 am CST, exclusively on Expanded Perspectives Elite, the event center, and social media. Tickets are limited, so secure yours early to ensure you don't miss out on this extraordinary experience!  Show Notes: Blurry CreaturesThe ConfessionalsNinjas are ButterfliesSquatchellaExpanded Perspectives Patreon Sponsors: AG1 - So if you want to replace your multivitamin and more, start with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3+K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first subscription at drinkAG1.com/expanded Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Being Taken
May 3 2024
Being Taken
In this episode of Expanded Perspectives Elite, Kyle and Cam start the show by talking about how the Dallas Stars are currently doing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the recent storms ravaging Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa.  Then, a woman has a bizarre encounter that she had with a real-life entity while at a friend's house. She identified the ghost after looking at a photo of the friend's grandfather. Next, Marty for Pittsburgh calls in with a strange phantom voice that perfectly mimicked his wife's voice even though she was not in the room. Then, a person is visiting his cousin in north Alabama. They decide to go camping nearby. That is when he observes a gaunt and pale humanoid figure. The being was known to the area. After the break, Kyle brings up some terrifying examples of Alien Abduction. The concept of individuals being forcibly taken from their homes, vehicles, and even schoolyards by enigmatic humanoid entities, then whisked away onto spacecraft where they undergo invasive and menacing procedures, strikes at the core of our understanding of the universe. It's a notion so unsettling that it's often either dismissed outright or sensationalized in media accounts, challenging our very sense of reality. Understandably, the phenomenon of UFO abductions is met with skepticism, given its deeply disturbing nature and its clash with our established beliefs. Yet, spanning 75 years and likely beyond, many seemingly sincere and rational individuals, without any personal gain, have consistently recounted such harrowing experiences to those willing to lend an ear. What lies behind these reports? Why are there so many? Recent surveys indicate that possibly hundreds of thousands, if not more, could be categorized as abductees or experiencers. Who are these abductors, and what drives their actions? These are the questions that persist, begging for answers. All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives Elite! Show Notes: Space Truckers MovieCreepy Entity Encounter at Friend's FarmPossible Pale Crawler Humanoid Observed in North Alabama Field Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Water You Think That Was?
Apr 17 2024
Water You Think That Was?
In this edition of Expanded Perspectives, Kyle and Cam dive into a whirlwind of intriguing experiences and mysterious encounters. Kicking things off, they delve into Kyle's recent adventures amidst the rainy weather, his immersive journey through a Renaissance fair, and their captivating excursion to Jacksonville, Texas. There, they crossed paths with master craftsmen Rob and JJ Lee of Bob Lee Bows, renowned for their unparalleled traditional bow craftsmanship. As the strange tales unfold, a listener shares a perplexing incident from their shower routine, where a dropped shampoo bottle seemingly defied logic by teleporting from the floor to the sink. Could this be a glitch in the fabric of time, a mere hiccup in reality? The intrigue deepens with a chilling account of a new neighbor with unsettling obsidian eyes, whose transformation defies comprehension, sending shivers down the spine. After the break, Cam navigates the murky waters of aquatic cryptids, exploring sightings of elusive water-dwelling creatures. From the depths of marine ecosystems to the serene expanses of freshwater habitats, these enigmatic beings blur the line between myth and reality. Delving into the realm where land meets water, they uncover the captivating world of amphibious anomalies. An aquatic cryptid is a creature, either vertebrate or invertebrate, that lives in water for most or all of its life. It may breathe air or extract its oxygen from the water dissolved in it through specialized organs called gills or directly through its skin. Natural environments and the animals that live in them can be categorized as aquatic (water) or terrestrial (land). Amphibians are animals that move readily from water to land and vice versa. The term aquatic can be applied to cryptids living in freshwater (freshwater animals) or saltwater (marine animals). However, the adjective marine is most commonly used for animals that live in saltwater. Join Kyle and Cam on a journey through the uncharted territories of the unexplained, where each twist and turn reveals a new layer of mystery waiting to be unraveled.  All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: Scarborough Renaissance FestivalBob Lee BowsBlack-Eyed Girl Transforms Into Pale Mantid Humanoid Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Don't Be Cruel
Apr 11 2024
Don't Be Cruel
In this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show by talking about surviving the Solar Eclipse here in North Central Texas. Then, witness Kathy Rotundo, who, back in the early 70s, while driving back to Cleveland from Chicago during daylight hours, saw five intensely bright orbs the size of moons flashing and bouncing all over the sky. She reported that while on the beach in southwest Florida, she encountered two quite unusual beings that she "knew" were from "off-world." Standing only about six or eight feet from her were a man and woman who looked to be about 70 years of age and were in full-body suits. Their faces resembled hairless cats! Next, Then, a listener writes in with a strange encounter with what they believe was a little man from the Fae realm. After the break, Kyle brings up the horrific tale of a heinous child murderer simply known as Mr. Cruel. An unknown man – known as 'Mr. Cruel' – committed a series of appalling crimes that terrorized Melbourne, Australia, in the late 1980's. He is responsible for the abduction and sexual assault of three girls between the ages of 10 and 13 and the murder of a 13-year-old girl in 1991. He committed his crimes wearing a black ski mask, meaning none of his victims could provide an identifiable description of his face. Law enforcement's only likeness of Mr. Cruel is a terrifying police sketch depicting his mask. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Cruel terrorized Melbourne's quiet, suburban areas. On multiple occasions, he took victims from their homes to an unknown location where he sexually assaulted them before dropping them off in other suburban areas to be found and returned to their families. The perpetrator is known as Mr. Cruel because of the meticulous planning of his attacks and his tendency to trick the parents of victims by pretending his only motive was to rob them before kidnapping their children. He also planted red herrings at crime scenes to investigators. To this day, Mr. Cruel remains unidentified. All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: The Case of Mr. CruelFurless "Cat People" Encountered on Southwest Florida Beach Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
The Westall Incident
Apr 3 2024
The Westall Incident
In this episode of Expanded Perspectives, we delve into the strange and eerie occurrences that defy rational explanation. Join us as we explore tales that blur the lines between the ordinary and the supernatural, leaving us questioning the nature of reality itself. From encounters with mythical creatures to inexplicable brushes with the unknown. First, we delve into the account of an Eastern European witness who suspects they may have crossed paths with a genuine vampire. Attendees at a late-night gathering grapple with the chilling possibility of encountering a creature straight out of legend. Following that, a woman from New Jersey shares a harrowing tale of encountering an entity resembling the Easter Bunny. What sinister motives lay behind this bizarre apparition? Was it a mere figment of the imagination or something far more sinister? Later, a woman from Alabama recounts a perplexing experience within her home, hinting at a possible encounter with the elusive Fae. Join us as we explore the boundary between folklore and reality, seeking answers to the inexplicable mysteries that haunt our world. After the break, Cam brings up the strange UFO case in Australia. The Westall Flying Saucer incident represents one of the best, perhaps the best, of the category of UFO sightings described as daylight, mass-witness, school-based sightings, and landings. And it all happened in Westall, in what was then the City of Oakleigh, which is now the City of Kingston. The Westall Flying Saucer incident, occurring on April 6, 1966, in what is now the City of Kingston, Melbourne, remains one of the most notable UFO sightings. During a Physical Education class, students and teachers observed a silver/white metallic object resembling an upside-down bowl flying low over the school's playing field. It caused panic among the students. Another group of students witnessed one or possibly two similar objects in the sky. Despite the presence of five small planes that attempted to approach the craft, it exhibited remarkable agility, flitting away whenever they neared. Eventually, the saucer disappeared behind a copse of pine trees. Roughly 300 students congregated on the field, with some venturing towards the site where the saucer seemed to have landed. Witnesses include former students, teachers, and locals, but the full story remains mysterious, awaiting further disclosure from those involved. All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: I Sense That I May Have Encountered a "Vampire"Here Comes Scary Peter Cottontail!Kayaking & Camping Boys Encounter a Creepy Fisherman Along Wisconsin RiverAn Ongoing Mystery: The Westall Flying Saucer Incident Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Life Before Life
Mar 27 2024
Life Before Life
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show by talking about the wild and crazy storms they have been experiencing recently in central North Texas. They live right in the middle of Tornado Alley, and large storms are nothing that unusual at this time of year. Then, they get right into some Expanded Perspectives News, starting with a Worcester County, Massachusetts, couple who was driving on Route 20 late one night when they encountered a pair of tall, upright deer-headed animals with black hair and wolf-like legs. Next, a Michigan man recalls his grandpa's dogman encounter stories while he was working for the Forest Service in Manistee National Forest in 1949 when he was only 28 years old. Three massive dogs covered in long black hair were up against his neighbor's house, scratching at the siding and making visible claw marks with each swipe. After the break, Kyle presents some remarkable instances of reincarnation recounted by small children. Often, these children's statements vividly align with the lives and deaths of individuals who have passed away. Remarkably, some children even bear birthmarks or birth defects that mirror wounds or marks of the deceased, a fact corroborated by postmortem reports. Although older children may maintain these memories, they tend to diminish around the age of seven. These intriguing cases span the globe, with examples found in Europe and North America. Typically, children begin discussing their past lives around the age of 35 months, coinciding with their third birthday. As their verbal abilities develop, they may recount events from their previous existence or describe their former family members. Surprisingly, seventy-five percent of these children mention the circumstances of their previous death, with a significant majority—70%—involving unnatural means such as murder, suicide, or accidents in combat. From these findings, it's apparent that past life memories often stem from traumatic experiences. Children tend to divulge these details when they feel secure and at ease. As one expert notes, "The child has to be in the right frame of mind to talk about these things; it's usually during relaxed times, sometimes after a bath or during a car ride. Although past life memories are frequently associated with trauma, they typically fade by the time the child reaches six or seven years old. All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: If you like Expanded Perspectives and want even more, join us on Patreon!Upright "Not Deer" Pair Cross Road in Front of Massachusetts CoupleMy Grandpa's Michigan Dogman EncountersHuge Horned, Howling Mountain Monster Reported in Madison County, NC Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Extraordinary Encounters
Mar 20 2024
Extraordinary Encounters
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the hosts kick off the show, delving into Kyle's intriguing double life: from his covert involvement with Anonymous to his weekend gig as a furniture mover. Kyle's recent endeavor to assist his mother-in-law's relocation has left him achingly sore from the strenuous lifting. Transitioning into cosmic phenomena, they explore the imminent Solar Eclipse set to grace Texas and the necessity for Cam's readiness. Following their initial banter, they dive into a series of captivating news pieces featuring a chilling account of a Horned Werewolf encounter in the United Kingdom's Gloucestershire region. A riveting listener submission recounts a spine-tingling episode of sleep paralysis intertwined with an eerie presence in the room. Then, they unravel the harrowing tale of a Missouri coon hunter's unnerving brush with an enigmatic "chattering" entity during a hunt, leaving both man and dogs trembling in fear. After the break, Cam unravels an array of astonishing tales and Extraordinary Encounters, ranging from a colossal family of armadillos to extraterrestrial notions like space clams and oil pit squids. Tune in for these intriguing narratives and more on this edition of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: Upright "Horned Werewolf" Reported in Gloucestershire, UKMissouri Coon Hunt Results in Terror & Missing TimeIf you like Expanded Perspectives and want even more, join us on Patreon! Sponsors: AG1: If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkAG1.com/expanded. Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Geographic Psychic Trauma
Mar 13 2024
Geographic Psychic Trauma
In this installment of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show by talking about the beautiful weather in north central Texas and how Kyle has been spending all of this time moving existing Elite shows from the prior platform to the new Patreon page. Up first, a person who worked for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations (CID) before and during the conflicts in the war in Iraq had a bizarre encounter with something the locals called "The Goul." Then, a listener writes into the show about a strange experience she had with her mother with a cell phone that messaged and called her from her mother's dream. Next, A Wisconsin National Guardsman stationed at Ft.McCoy has a frightening encounter with an unknown tall, skinny being during a night operation. What was it? After the intermission, Kyle broaches the topic of a peculiar occurrence known as Geographic Psychic Trauma (GPT). This phenomenon refers to the residual energy imprint left on an object or location following a distressing or traumatic incident. It is theorized to manifest when the departure of the soul or spirit from the body happens so abruptly that any associated consciousness becomes disoriented, unable to comprehend the events or its surroundings. What distinguishes GPT hauntings from residual ones is their ability to engage with the living and exhibit a degree of awareness, whereas residual energy hauntings typically lack such responsiveness. It's important to clarify that not all traumatic events lead to GPT or residual hauntings, and hauntings, in general, can stem from various causes. Another term used to describe a spirit experiencing Geographic Psychic Trauma is "Crisis Apparition." Paranormal researchers classify Crisis Apparitions as the spirits of individuals who passed away during moments of crisis, such as murders or other traumatic events. All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Report - Iraq War - "The Ghoul"Wisconsin National Guardsman Encounters Tall, Skinny Being near Ft. McCoy Sponsors: Babbel: Be a better you in 2024 with Babbel, the science-backed language-learning app that actually works. Here's a special limited-time deal for our listeners. Right now get 55% off your Babbel subscription by going to Babbel.com/EXPANDED. Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Expanded Perspectives Elite - Move to Patreon
Mar 8 2024
Expanded Perspectives Elite - Move to Patreon
Greetings everyone, We would like to take a moment to provide some insights into the current status of Expanded Perspectives Elite. Firstly, a heartfelt thank you to our Elite members for their unwavering support. While we offer Expanded Perspectives for free listening, the production itself comes with significant costs, and your support has been invaluable. We initiated Expanded Perspectives nearly 11 years ago, and Expanded Perspective Elite came into existence almost 9 years ago. The podcasting landscape has undergone substantial changes since then, evolving from a novel concept to a platform with millions of shows worldwide. Nine years ago, finding services to conceal exclusive RSS feeds for paying members was a challenge. Though options like WishList Member, MemberMouse, and Patreon existed, they were not as refined as they are today. Initially, we chose WishList Member based on positive feedback from fellow podcasters. While it served its purpose reasonably well initially, over time, the platform deteriorated. Issues such as missing episodes, loading problems, and cumbersome sign-up processes became apparent. Recognizing these challenges, and with the platform nearly broken in the last 24 months, we decided to transition to Patreon. Our Patreon page is now live at patreon.com/expandedperspectiveselite, or you can find us on the Patreon app. For existing Expanded Perspectives Elite members, you should have access to the entire back catalog, but we recommend downloading it soon as it will be taken down at some point. If you're not an Elite member but wish to be, visit our Patreon page and sign up for $5 a month to access the complete back catalog (note that this offer will change in the next month). Looking ahead, Expanded Perspectives Elite will have two tiers. Tier #1, priced at $5 a month, provides access to all Elite shows from 2022 to the present, including new episodes released every Friday. Tier #2, at $10 a month, offers all new episodes, the entire back catalog, and ad-free versions of the Regular Show every Wednesday. If you enjoy Expanded Perspectives and want to support the show, joining Elite is a fantastic way to do so. Your monthly donation goes towards covering expenses like data storage, editing software, music, sound effects, recording equipment, and research materials. Some episodes are still being added to our Patreon, and we appreciate your patience during this transition. We hope to see you all on Patreon soon. Thank you for your time, and God Bless. Show Notes: Expanded Perspectives Patreon Page
Owl You Need Is Love
Mar 6 2024
Owl You Need Is Love
Welcome to another episode of Expanded Perspectives! In today's show, Kyle kicks things off by sharing his frustration with last-minute science projects, a familiar tale for any parent. Meanwhile, the boys steer clear of the wildfires blazing across the Texas panhandle. As the narrative unfolds, a Montana resident's peaceful mountain abode is disrupted by horrifying screams, leading to a bizarre encounter with a pale humanoid boasting enormous black eyes. Meanwhile, in Bucks County, PA, a resident's routine nighttime check on his dog takes an unexpected turn when he confronts a towering 9-foot-tall upright canine, reportedly documented in a police report. In a twist from central Florida, a woman recounts her unsettling encounter with a dark 7-foot tall 'Owlman' while patrolling her property near a conservation area. The suspense lingers as she remains vigilant, anticipating a possible reappearance. After the break, Cam delves into mysterious encounters with a creature dubbed the Owlman, also known as the Cornish Owlman or the Owlman of Mawnan. Initially considered a cryptid, it's later revealed as a therianthrope, specifically a wereavian. The Owlman's human origins remain elusive, shrouded in mystery, echoing the tale of Vivienne de Tabris from Toussaint, cursed by an unknown creature, resulting in her unborn daughter taking the form of a humanoid oriole on full moon nights. Could the Owlman's story share a similar mysterious origin? That remains undisclosed. If this had been the only sighting of this strange creature it could have been put it down to overactive imaginations. But it was only the first of several appearances of the half man and half bird which became known as the Owlman. Avian humanoid hybrids are common in folklore all across the world. They can be found in Egyptian, Hindu, Greek and Japanese cultures amongst many others. Tune in for all this and more on this captivating installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: Expanded Perspectives Elite PatreonScreaming Forest Ghoul Seen in the Big Horn Mountains, MontanaBucks County, PA Witness Confronts a 9-Foot Tall Upright CanineDark 7-Foot Oilman Encountered Near Central Florida Conservation Area Sponsors: AG1: If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkAG1.com/expanded. Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Shadows in the Desert: High Strangeness in the Borrego Triangle
Mar 1 2024
Shadows in the Desert: High Strangeness in the Borrego Triangle
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, Kyle and Cam talk with good friends David Flora and Derek Hayes about their new film Shadows in the Desert: High Strangeness in the Borrego Triangle. Shadows in the Desert: High Strangeness in the Borrego Triangle is a feature-length documentary from Monsters Among Us and Blurry Photos podcast hosts. After learning of numerous paranormal and mysterious stories and encounters in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park area, Derek Hayes and David Flora set out on a quest to find the facts behind the fiction in what appears to be a paranormal "window area" hidden in the Deserts of Southern California the duo explores old west ghost stories, Sasquatch encounters, UFO reports, and ties to Native American legends and artifacts. Derek and David scour the park, kicking over rocks and trudging through the sand in an in-depth look at an area they call the "Borrego Triangle." From eerie specters at Vallecito Stage Station to newspaper reports of a dead Bigfoot at Warner Springs and witness accounts of the UFO "Goldie" up in Anza, the two researchers cover immense swaths of one of California's most beautiful regions, showcasing the landscape, folklore, features, biology, and residents along the way. All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: Blurry Photos PodcastMonsters Among Us PodcastShadows In The Desert: High Strangeness in the Borrego TriangleExpanded Perspectives Elite Patreon Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Disc In The Desert
Feb 23 2024
Disc In The Desert
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show off by talking about their recent trip to Colorado and how much more it was not taking the kids along. Then, a person writes the show about a crazy coincidence that happened a few years ago. Next, a wild encounter with a creepy white Not-Deer in Kentucky. If that wasn't strange enough, a person writes in with not one but two trash bag Duende sightings separated by years—finally, an bizarre sighting of a hideous Gnome. After the break, Kyle brings up some strange close encounters of the deadly kind! On January 7, 1948, 25-year-old Captain Thomas F. Mantell, a Kentucky Air National Guard pilot, died in the crash of his P-51 Mustang fighter after being sent in pursuit of an unidentified flying object (UFO). The event was among the most publicized early UFO incidents. Beneath the vast skies of Mexico and the southwestern U.S., tales of mysterious aerial encounters have etched themselves into local folklore and global myth. One event stands out, wrapped in layers of intrigue and whispers of cover-ups: the enigmatic Coyame UFO crash near the U.S.-Mexico border in 1974 All of this and more in this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: Sponsors: AG1: If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkAG1.com/expanded. Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Twigonometry
Feb 8 2024
Twigonometry
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show off by talking about how much they love the Indiana Jones series, but they think that it would have been better if they hadn't waited so long to film the later versions.  Then, a Danville, California boy and his friends were digging in a local bog when the witness struck a huge toad. After that incident, the boy suffers a bizarre ordeal that will haunt him forever. Next, a retired logger and forest firefighter describes different encounters with the Forest People near his home in Yacolt, Washington. Following the break, Cam introduces a series of unsettling sightings involving enigmatic entities referred to as Black Stickmen. Humans rarely observe these peculiar humanoid beings and bear an uncanny resemblance to conventional cartoon stick figures, rendering them among the most peculiar entities ever encountered. Black Stickmen are typically characterized as tall, slender, and entirely black, existing solely in two dimensions. Witnesses report witnessing them engage in peculiar galloping movements, with some accounts suggesting they can even hover above the ground. Due to their two-dimensional nature, these entities maintain a consistent appearance from any perspective. The mystery deepens as questions arise about the identity and purpose of these elusive figures, leaving many wondering why people are encountering them in the first place. All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Sponsors: Lumi Labs: Microdose is available Nationwide! Go to microdose.com and use the promo code EXPANDED to FREE shipping and 30% off your first order. AG1: If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkAG1.com/expanded. Show Notes: Curse of The ToadRetired Washington Logger's Encounters with The Forest People Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Mysterious Coincidences
Jan 25 2024
Mysterious Coincidences
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show off by talking about the beautiful spring-like weather in the North Texas area and their upcoming trip to the Colorado mountains. Then, two cousins in the summer of 1999 were traveling towards Joplin, Missouri when they had a strange encounter with an ominous tall creature with wings crossing the road. Next, a Wyoming Elk hunter encounters a distressed hunter who tells him about a remarkable experience that he has just had with a Reptilian being in the nearby mountains. After the break, Cam brings up some strange coincidences. When the threads of coincidence weave through our lives, a fascinating dichotomy emerges among individuals — those quick to dismiss such happenings as mere randomness, and those attuned to discerning meaning or a grander design at play. Beyond the surface of encounters with doppelgängers or sharing birthdays with best friends lies a deeper truth: the universe consistently conspires to infuse our everyday existence with serendipitous moments. In the realm of coincidences, the 1989 paper "Methods for Studying Coincidences" by math professors Persi Diaconis and Frederick Mosteller defines a "surprising concurrence of events, perceived as meaningfully related, with no apparent causal connection." While apt, this definition falls short in capturing the essence of those extraordinary coincidences that intricately connect people and places, prompting contemplation of something beyond the ordinary. Join us as we explore seven remarkable coincidences — some etched in history, others mind-bending astonishing — that lead even the most rational minds to question the improbable alignment of events. The world brims with inexplicable occurrences and mysterious twists, challenging our understanding of life's unpredictable journey. From uncanny predictions to eerie parallels among seemingly unrelated events, these extraordinary stories beckon us to contemplate the enigmatic patterns that govern our universe. In this episode of Expanded Perspectives, we embark on a journey into the realm of mysterious coincidences, exploring tales that range from the man who survived two atomic bombs and the multitude of Eleanor Rigbys to Mark Twain's meteoric birthday and the synchronized deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Brace yourself for a captivating exploration of the strange and intriguing as we delve into the mysteries that surround us. All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: Jeepers Creepers Gargoyle Confronts Cousins on Missouri HighwayHunter Describes Terrifying Reptilian Encounter at Brooks Lake, Wyoming Sponsors: Babbel: Be a better you in 2024 with Babbel, the science-backed language-learning app that actually works. Here's a special limited-time deal for our listeners. Right now get 55% off your Babbel subscription by going to Babbel.com/EXPANDED. Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
More Encounters With the Fae
Jan 18 2024
More Encounters With the Fae
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show off by talking about some very strange sightings of UAPs. Then, they get into some wild sightings of some reported Not Deer men, a jort-wearing dogman, and a human slug. After the break, the boys get into some more strange and remarkable sightings of Fae Folk. Fairies have become iconic figures in films and television. Still, beyond fantasy, numerous purported sightings of these mystical beings have been reported throughout the ages in Britain, Ireland, North America, and more. While much of the lore surrounding the collective term 'fairies' is steeped in legend and myth, many accounts persist from individuals who claim direct encounters with fairies and their enchanting activities, spanning both ancient and modern eras. Remarkably, some reports come from individuals of reputable social standing, asserting that they have witnessed or engaged with creatures unmistakably resembling fairies. Whether one chooses to embrace these accounts or not, they serve as illustrative examples of the diverse perceptions people held about fairies at different points in history. Accounts of fairy experiences, predominantly from the twentieth century, originate from a wide spectrum of individuals, including business professionals, housewives, journalists, clergymen, bus drivers, anglers, gypsies, schoolteachers, university professors, soldiers, artists, authors, poets, musicians, sculptors, actresses, and many others. So what do you think? Are the Fae real? All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: Delivery Driver Observes & Smells a Creepy "Deer Man" near Harrisburg, Arkansas"Not Deer" or "Deer Gods" West Virginia Hunter Horrified by Human-Like Buck"Dogman" Wearing Baggy Shorts  Witnessed Along Highway Near Carrizozo, New Mexico2 Meter Long "Human Slug" Crawls Out of Ontario Bog Sponsors: Lumi Labs: Microdose is available Nationwide! Go to microdose.com and use the promo code EXPANDED to FREE shipping and 30% off your first order. AG1: If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkAG1.com/expanded. Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Encounters With The Fae
Jan 4 2024
Encounters With The Fae
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show off by talking about their New Year's Eve as well as some upcoming vacations. Next, a person in Lancashire, UK is stared down by a tall clawed crawler. Then, a hunter in Washington believes he was tracked by a Bigfoot or perhaps even 2 Bigfeet while out Elk hunting. After the break, the boys get into some remarkable sightings of Fae Folk. Fairies have become iconic figures in films and television. Still, beyond the realm of fantasy, numerous purported sightings of these mystical beings have been reported throughout the ages in Britain, Ireland, North America, and more. While much of the lore surrounding the collective term 'fairies' is steeped in legend and myth, many accounts persist from individuals who claim direct encounters with fairies and their enchanting activities, spanning both ancient and modern eras. Remarkably, some reports come from individuals of reputable social standing, asserting that they have witnessed or engaged with creatures unmistakably resembling fairies. Whether one chooses to embrace these accounts or not, they serve as illustrative examples of the diverse perceptions people held about fairies at different points in history. Accounts of fairy experiences, predominantly from the twentieth century, originate from a wide spectrum of individuals, including business professionals, housewives, journalists, clergymen, bus drivers, anglers, gypsies, schoolteachers, university professors, soldiers, artists, authors, poets, musicians, sculptors, actresses, and many others. So what do you think? Are the Fae real? All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: Witness Stared Down by Tall, Clawed Crawler Humanoid in rural Lancashire, UKElk Hunter Paralled and Stalked by Possible Bigfoot near Mount St. Helens Sponsors: AG1: If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkAG1.com/expanded. Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Lost Treasures of the Third Reich
Dec 21 2023
Lost Treasures of the Third Reich
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show off by talking about how Christmas is coming and how Cam's daughter has finished her degree at Texas A&M University. Then, a central Texas witness watches a feral hog shapeshift into a Sasquatch. Next, a person has a possible Glimmer Man sighting in their home. Was it a Glimmer Man or something else like a ghost? After the break, Kyle brings up some long lost treasure in Europe from after World War II. In March 1945, the Nazis set off from the city of Goerlitz with a convoy of artwork from a museum and treasures from Russia’s Amber Room. Legend has it that as the war drew to a close, a local miner saw a group of German soldiers move the train, filled with valuables, through the Owl Mountains, near the town of Walbrzych. Since dubbed the “Nazi gold train,” the locomotive has never been located and has become a topic of interest for both historians and treasure hunters. For some, it’s become an obsession, with many attempts being made to find it over the years. Some have warned the train likely doesn’t contain any gold or treasures. Instead, they posit that it was loaded with chemical agents the Nazis were transporting to Berlin in a final attempt to stop the Soviet Red Army. Dangerous nerve agents, such as Tabun, are theorized to be among the chemicals onboard. No one really knows! All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: The Nazi Gold Train IncidentCentral Texas Witness Watches Massive Feral Hog Shapeshift Into Bigfoot-Like Creature Sponsors: HelloFresh: If. you too want to get America's #1 Meal Kit just go to HelloFresh.com/EXPANDEDFREE and use our Promo Code EXPANDEDFREE to get Free breakfast for Life! One breakfast item per box while your subscription is active. AG1: If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkAG1.com/expanded. Lumi Labs: Microdose is available Nationwide! Go to microdose.com and use the promo code EXPANDED to FREE shipping and 30% off your first order. Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783
Magical Montana
Dec 8 2023
Magical Montana
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show off by talking about the cowboy life and the terrible luck Kyle has been having with automobiles this week. Then, in 2008 a witness driving north on Highway 680 between Fremont and Pleasanton, California, saw something large flying about their car. It looked like a juvenile Pterosaur! Next, a Hamilton County, New York driver hit a supposed Bigfoot that was carrying a deer along Route 8 in July 2014. The incident was never reported to the local Police. After the break, Cam brings up some wild stories from the great state of Montana. Montana is a vast, beautiful state with sweeping landscapes, mountains, and monsters! According to Native American lore, the state’s waters have long been home to strange, sometimes deadly creatures. Flathead Lake reportedly hides a monstrous something that has been sighted for decades, and strange things are said to soar through the big sky. All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: Possible Pterosaur Sighting Reported in Alameda County, CaliforniaBigfoot Carrying Deer Hit by Car in Hamilton County, New York Sponsors: AG1: If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkAG1.com/expanded. FUM: Join FUM in accelerating humanity's breakup from destructive habits by picking up the Journey Pack today. Head to TryFum.com and use the promo code EXPANDED to same 10% off when you get the Journey Pack. Want to Share Your Story? Email: expandedperspectives@yahoo.comHotline: 888-393-2783