There are a whole lot of shenanigans to call out on this episode. We have a special commentary by Jeb Card about the spooky stuff in association with Hopkinsville, Kentucky and the upcoming eclipse. Listen to get a primer for what might be popular in the media from now until then.
Torkel and I discuss an update of the Seth Rich story (a Fox News manufactroversy), a fatal attempt to find a buried treasure of dubious origin, a tactic to discredit skeptics on Facebook, the framing and filming of Ghost Hunters “reality TV” show, sensational headlines by what we think of as a reputable science news site, and haunted hotel room video that people take great glee in either believing or debunking.
Here are additional links to supplement our jaw-jacking:
Seth Rich story lawsuit
wild goose chase “treasure hunt”
- Forrest Fenn Treasure Hunt May Have Claimed Its Third Victim
- The Fenn Treasure
- New Mexico Police Urge Pursuit for Forrest Fenn’s Treasure to Stop After Latest Death
Ghost Hunters TV show
Disney hidden frame
- While the movie may not have been Snow White, the myths are described here. And more from Snopes (2004).
Hotel room hoax
- All you need to know about this video and its fakedity, fakeness is here at Anomalies Research Society.
Paranormal central – Hopkinsville, Kentucky
- Eclipseville website
- UFO Festival in West Kentucky Expects 20,000 People On Eclipse Weekend
- Davis and Bloecher’s Close Encounter at Kelly
- South Carolina officials ready for eclipse; warn residents to watch for possible ‘Lizard Man,’ ‘Bigfoot’ sightings
- Jeb’s podcast Archaeological Fantasies.
- Edgar Cayce
- Goblin incident