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Paranomal / Conspiracy Theories

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Three skeptical believers who question everything discussing the weird, paranormal & unexplained.
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2:41:42 | Apr 21st

This week, we look into two extreme cases where the truth ultimately turned out to be much stranger than fiction. First off, we delve into the insane world of ‘Theranos,’ and its founder, the strange and enigmatic, Elizabeth Holmes. Mrs. Holmes seems...Show More

1:56:29 | Mar 18th

After Part 1’s abrupt and mysterious ending, here’s the jam-packed Part 2 of our long-awaited return episode. Join us this week as we not only continue our discussion on the infamous failure of the Fyre Festival and the impact of image in today’s cul...Show More

1:05:13 | Mar 8th

Aaaaaaaaand we’re back. That’s right, after a 4-month hiatus, we have returned and have a lot to catch up on! Join us as we finally discuss everything that has happened since last we recorded. From all the things we’ve been doing that have kept us bu...Show More

2:41:49 | Oct 22nd, 2018

On December 9th, 2001, Kathleen Peterson was found at the bottom of a staircase surrounded by a shocking amount of her own blood. Her husband, Michael, claimed she fell while drunk, but investigators, witnesses and common sense all leaned towards the...Show More

2:03:41 | Sep 19th, 2018

We’re baaaaack…..and man, do we have a creepy episode for you guys. A lot has happened since we recorded last, so let’s get to it. First off, we address the incoming hurricanes and the idea that someone, or something, is using energy waves to increas...Show More

1:35:06 | Jul 24th, 2018

In June of 1947, something crashed in the New Mexico desert. Some say it was a UFO containing alien bodies that the military took to Area 51 to study, while others say it was just a weather balloon from a secret intelligence program. Either way, this...Show More

1:27:39 | Jun 19th, 2018

We recently had the opportunity to interview the fascinating and hilarious, Greg Lawson aka The Paranormal Detective! With over 26 years in law enforcement and a decade of service in the multiple branches of the military, Greg approaches his paranorm...Show More

1:34:16 | Jun 12th, 2018

Hypnosis is often looked at as fun weekend entertainment show. A place where audience members are convinced to quack like ducks, act ridiculous onstage by quacking like ducks or sexy dancing with a broomstick. In this episode of Area 52, we discuss t...Show More

1:29:12 | May 29th, 2018

Throughout the years, there have been countless psychological experiments conducted on people; some willingly, some without permission or knowledge, but all of them, no matter how unethical, have given us a fascinating, and often disturbing look into...Show More

1:48:46 | May 16th, 2018

In August of 2003, a man named Brian Wells entered a bank in Erie, Pennsylvania with a shotgun and a bomb strapped around his neck. He claimed he had been jumped and forced to rob the bank or the bomb would go off, which it eventually did, killing Br...Show More

1:01:55 | May 2nd, 2018

It’s been almost a month since our last episode and a lot has happened. First up, we discuss the few details that have been released by authorities regarding the recently announced arrest that had been made in the infamous Golden State Killer rapes, ...Show More

1:25:55 | Apr 5th, 2018

On July 15, 1997, a man walked up behind Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace as he was entering his South Beach estate and shot him in the head, killing him. This murder introduced the world to the name Andrew Cunanan, a man who sought fame and a...Show More

2:07:44 | Mar 28th, 2018

We are finally back and have a lot to talk about! Since we’ve been gone, we’ve watched a couple paranormal documentaries, examined a few interesting Twitter-based conspiracies and finally got our hands on some of the Vegas footage we’ve been waiting ...Show More

1:25:38 | Feb 27th, 2018

After spending an entire episode unexpectedly discussing the fascinating documentary, “Patient Seventeen”, we were, much to our delight, surprisingly contacted by the film’s director, the super cool and incredibly knowledgeable Jeremy Corbell, who of...Show More

1:11:40 | Feb 14th, 2018

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love! A time to spoil and focus on your significant other or celebrate and delight in your singleness! While most people associate it with hearts and roses and chocolates and romance, that’s not what we do here. This...Show More

1:40:09 | Feb 8th, 2018

Thousands of people claim to have been abducted by aliens and their stories range from terrifying to fantastical, but very few of them ever come back with actual proof. However, there are cases of abductees who have claimed to have found strange meta...Show More

1:42:57 | Jan 24th, 2018

In June of 2008, Travis Alexander was brutally murdered at his home in Mesa, Arizona. The only suspect in the crime was his ex-girlfriend, a woman named Jodi Arias, who at first denied any involvement, but after her story didn’t add up and undeniable...Show More

1:31:40 | Jan 17th, 2018

No matter what sport you follow or what team you root for, when your team is down, it seems that they’re always getting screwed over by bad calls, biased refs and unfair Illuminati interference! Ok, so maybe there isn’t a secret reptilian government ...Show More

1:34:35 | Dec 21st, 2017

We’re back! And this week, in what looks to be our final episode of the year, we update you once again on our biggest story of the year, the mass shooting in Las Vegas. We discuss allegations made in a recently released documentary called “What Happe...Show More

1:16:50 | Nov 30th, 2017

In a follow up to our last episode that covered the unbelievable story of missing child, Johnny Gosch, this week we delve even deeper into this insane world of kidnapping and human trafficking to see how far it actually goes. From stories of sexual a...Show More

1:37:17 | Nov 15th, 2017

In September of 1982, a 12-year-old boy named Johnny Gosch was snatched while out on his paper route in a seemingly safe Des Moines, Iowa neighborhood. With no help from an almost suspiciously uninterested police force and a laughably unhelpful FBI, ...Show More

1:23:28 | Nov 9th, 2017

Recorded just hours after news of the terrible Texas church shooting broke news, we discuss the few details we have of this developing story. We also look into new developments in the Vegas shooting including a possible motive, even more new changes ...Show More

1:10:59 | Nov 1st, 2017

For our spooky Halloween episode, we thought we’d examined an infamous unsolved murder that took place in the woods of Keddie, California in 1981. Known as the Murders in Cabin 28, this multiple homicide should’ve been an open and shut case, with wit...Show More

1:37:01 | Oct 25th, 2017

We tried to get away from it, we really did, but there’s something so fishy about the way the official story of the Vegas shooting is playing out that we just had to keep covering it. Major details are being changed daily like it’s nothing, new infor...Show More

1:19:33 | Oct 20th, 2017

In the third and final part of our coverage of the horrible Route 91 Concert Mass Shooting,’ we update you on false rumors that are being spread. We also interview two amazing guests. First, we speak with Brittany Johnson, who is not only the host of...Show More

1:35:33 | Oct 13th, 2017

Two weeks have passed since the horrible events in VEGAS and we seem to have less answer than we did before. From eyewitness footage that seems to capture multiple sources of gunfire to official changes in the timeline that throw the whole story off,...Show More

1:09:46 | Oct 3rd, 2017

In this special edition podcast, Area 52 weighs in on the unfolding events in Las Vegas, tries to sort through & make sense of the many rumors and manages to secure a live interview with someone who witnessed the entire event from the stage. http://...Show More

1:26:23 | Sep 30th, 2017

This week, we opened up the Request Line and asked you guys what you wanted to hear us talk about and, well, you guys definitely brought the weird! From an alien exchange program from the 1970s and an ancient alien satellite that apparently orbits ea...Show More

1:19:05 | Sep 12th, 2017

Clowns are creepy, there’s no doubt about it. In fact, books, TV and movies have all played up the scary clown trope so much that the fear has given way to actual scary real life sightings and even horrible crimes all associated with and attached to ...Show More

56:24 | Sep 8th, 2017

Airbnb is a cool and easy way to find a place to stay or rent out an extra room or empty house, however, while millions of people use the service every year without issue, there have been a handful of users who have encountered nightmarish scenarios,...Show More

1:01:41 | Aug 24th, 2017

Eclipses have always fascinated us, with some of the earliest written accounts dating back to over 3000 years ago. Some cultures believed they were punishments from the Gods or great beast fighting in the sky, others believed they were good omens bri...Show More

2:05:30 | Aug 17th, 2017

In early 2004, a young college student named Maura Murray crashed her car into a snow bank on an icy, rural New Hampshire road. The accident wasn’t that bad, and witnesses who stopped claim she appeared to be uninjured, but when police arrived, Maura...Show More

2:09:48 | Aug 8th, 2017

An ocean cruise is supposed to be a relaxing getaway, a place to kick back and unwind, but for some, these vacations turn into something much darker. On average, around 15 people a year go missing from cruise ships, leaving behind questions and confu...Show More

1:29:50 | Aug 4th, 2017

On Christmas Eve 1945, a house burned down in Fayetteville, West Virginia. The owner of the house, a man named George Sodder, his wife Jennie and 4 of their children escaped unharmed, leaving, what they believed, was an additional 5 children trapped ...Show More

1:51:14 | Jul 27th, 2017

In the 1950’s, science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard released a self-help type book called Dianetics that became the outline and basis for the religious movement Scientology, which has now grown into a hugely wealthy, powerful, and some say sinister,...Show More

1:27:52 | Jul 20th, 2017

This week, we discuss a few recent documentaries that we’ve watched. First, we discuss the recent History Channel special that provided evidence and proposed that instead of crashing into the ocean, Amelia Earhart actually landed her plane in the Mar...Show More

1:52:53 | Jul 4th, 2017

We’ve told our fair share of stories on this podcast, from monsters to murders and UFOs to WTFs, we have talked about a lot, but this week, we wanted you to do the talking, so we asked for listener stories, and we got some really great submissions! W...Show More

1:32:33 | Jun 27th, 2017

National Parks are amazing, beautiful places that are visited by millions of people every year, but some of those people never leave. And while many of these disappearances are easily explained, quite a few are unexplained and some may even say creep...Show More

1:15:28 | Jun 14th, 2017

In 1947, a UFO allegedly crashed in the desert of Roswell, New Mexico and, according to the legends, the United States military took the crashed disc and alien bodies back to Area 51 and spent the next few decades backwards engineering the alien tech...Show More

2:05:52 | Jun 6th, 2017

52 episodes. 52 weeks of crazy topics. 52 Area 52s. It’s been a fun and wild ride, so for our 52nd episode we wanted to do something special. This week, we take a look back and discuss our favorite moments, topics and theories that we’ve covered. Fro...Show More

1:19:34 | May 30th, 2017

In August of 1997, a car entered a tunnel in Paris, France but it never came out. It struck a pillar inside the tunnel, killing 3 of its 4 inhabitants and leaving behind a world in shock and questions that still remain unanswered today. This, of cour...Show More

1:26:42 | May 18th, 2017

In June of 1994, two people were murdered in an upscale neighborhood in Los Angeles. The murders were horrific and violent and gained the attention of the entire world because the main suspect was beloved athlete and movie star, OJ Simpson. What foll...Show More

1:21:07 | May 11th, 2017

Are you looking for answers? Is there something missing in your life? Do you like giving up your identity, money, family, free will and maybe even your life?! Well there’s probably a perfect cult out there just for you! From small yoga classes that b...Show More

1:02:43 | Apr 28th, 2017

Throughout history, humans have evolved and adapted to different climates and circumstances, and even to this day, our genes are still evolving and, in some cases, even mutating. Some of these mutations have resulted in conditions that we commonly se...Show More

1:16:31 | Apr 20th, 2017

In the summer of 2008, a young girl was reported missing, and ultimately found dead, in Orlando, Florida. Her name was Caylee Anthony. Her mother, Casey, became the center of not only the police investigation, but the center of attention and rage for...Show More

1:21:24 | Apr 11th, 2017

In the fall of 1888, 5 women were killed and mutilated on the streets of the ‘White Chapel District,’ of London. Their deaths, while not uncommon, were extra violent and some say even ritualistic and would lead police, investigators and unsolved crim...Show More

1:15:26 | Apr 6th, 2017

It’s hard to imagine that our own government would ever attack us. It’s even harder to believe that they would then blame that attack on someone else in order to further an agenda or gain support for military action, but despite sounding like a bad m...Show More

1:21:45 | Mar 21st, 2017

Are curses real? Could there really be objects, maybe even people, who carry an almost paranormal predisposition to bad luck and even death? Tune in as we also discuss: Haunted dolls, sinister paintings, ghost mirrors, murderous cars, deadly vases, k...Show More

1:13:55 | Mar 17th, 2017

Disney is part of everyone’s growing up. We watched all their movies, we know the characters and all the songs, we’ve been to their theme parks, it’s good old fashioned family fun that everyone can enjoy! But Disney also has a dark side, including a ...Show More

1:18:56 | Mar 7th, 2017

What if a few species of dinosaurs had survived and still roamed the earth today? Crazy! Right? Well, in the broadest sense, things like alligators and great white sharks are smaller version of their prehistoric ancestors and sure, we have found spec...Show More

1:08:09 | Mar 2nd, 2017

We know we’re being watched. Cameras are everywhere and our entire lives are posted online for everyone to see, but do you know how invasive it really is? From surveillance of every email, phone call, google search to facial recognition and license p...Show More

1:19:54 | Feb 15th, 2017

Thing happen! But what about when things happen that seem almost too weird or good to be true? Throughout history, there have been countless incidents that seem to suggest that the world isn’t just a series of random events. From twins growing up sep...Show More

1:19:12 | Jan 25th, 2017

What if Morpheus from the Matrix was right? What if everything around us, everything we knew, was all a giant and complex simulation run by our more advanced, post-human descendants? Sounds crazy, right? Well, there are some really smart people out t...Show More

1:12:30 | Jan 19th, 2017

We’ve all heard about Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, they’re famous all around the world. From pictures and sightings and hype, these “celebrity monsters” are household names to even the most skeptical folks out there, but did you know there are ...Show More

1:03:16 | Jan 11th, 2017

“In 1692, a small village in Massachusetts called Salem became the site of the most famous witch trials in American history and lead to the deaths of 20 people, but was there any actual witchcraft involved or was it all just an extreme case of mass h...Show More

1:14:26 | Jan 9th, 2017

We’ve all heard of Area 51 and the long running rumors that the government allegedly keeps aliens and UFOs there, but were you aware that there are supposedly dozens of these secret bases located around the world? Maybe even some right under your fee...Show More

1:03:44 | Dec 29th, 2016

2016 was, well, one crazy son of a bitch. It took too many beloved icons to count, and gave us the most insane election ever, but was it really all bad? Or is it just the beginning? Join us this week as we look back over the moments, losses and episo...Show More

1:08:17 | Dec 18th, 2016

Christmas is different all around the world, and not all of it is so holly and jolly. In fact, a lot of holiday traditions are actually scary as hell! From the horned demon Krampus and his group of evil marauding elves to a witch that slices open nau...Show More

59:26 | Dec 14th, 2016

You’ve heard of scary games like Ouija Boards or Bloody Mary that are supposed to contact the other side, but did you know that there’s actually many of these rituals out there? Some based in history, some come from the dark corners of the internet, ...Show More

1:32:38 | Dec 6th, 2016

Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks! When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41. Or maybe she didn’t. In August of 1892, a woman in Fall River, Massachusetts named Lizzie Borden was charged with the brutal murder of he...Show More

1:05:46 | Dec 1st, 2016

This week, we welcome back comedienne and paranormal enthusiast Melissa Merlot to the podcast. Last time she joined us, we discussed the terrifying topics: shadow people and sleep paralysis. So in keeping with our tradition, Melissa stopped by to dis...Show More

1:21:37 | Nov 23rd, 2016

This week we commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the assassination President Kennedy! Even after all these years, there is no clear answer to whom did it. Some people believe the “lone gunman” theory and think that Lee Harvey Oswald was the killer! S...Show More

1:24:33 | Nov 16th, 2016

In the summer of 2010, the search for a call girl who went missing in an upscale ocean community on Long Island, New York uncovered 10 bodies and a lot of questions! This lead to an investigation that included a 23 minute 911 call, Craig’s List call ...Show More

1:09:51 | Nov 9th, 2016

In the early 1980’s a tiny airport in Mena, Arkansas became the center of a huge international drug running operation when a man named Barry Seal came to town. This was no ordinary operation: Rumors swirled with Seal being tied to the CIA, Pablo Esco...Show More

1:17:50 | Nov 3rd, 2016

With the election right around the corner and the reality of a Hillary Clinton’s presidency becoming more and more likely every day, we wanted to take a look back at all of the scandals, controversies, conspiracies and general shady behavior that has...Show More

1:21:05 | Oct 26th, 2016

We’re back! Jeez, sorry everyone. It’s been a minute since our last episode and a lot of things have happened since we last recorded, so this week, we’re examining some of the weirdest news stories from the last few weeks, which includes everything f...Show More

1:25:33 | Oct 12th, 2016

In our 25th episode, we take a look back at our favorite episodes and answer questions from our listeners. We received some great questions and we had a blast answering things like how we met, what’s our favorite conspiracy theory is, which crazy thi...Show More

1:30:06 | Oct 6th, 2016

In November 2007, a British girl named Meredith Kercher was found murdered in a small town in Italy. The media circus that ensued fascinated the entire world and the prime suspect, her roommate, American Amanda Knox, became a household name. Now, alm...Show More

1:32:18 | Sep 28th, 2016

Every year, millions of people pass through the Denver International Airport not knowing the many conspiracies and unanswered questions that surround it! From things like its isolated location, massive area, mysterious benefactors and odd, some say e...Show More

1:27:15 | Sep 22nd, 2016

20 years ago, on Christmas night of 1996, one of the most high profile unsolved murders in American history took place in Boulder, Colorado. 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey was murdered in her own home and to this day, no one knows who did it. In this wee...Show More

1:25:09 | Sep 13th, 2016

Reincarnation is a belief shared by millions of people around the world! Certain religions believe it to be an absolute truth but unfortunately, it’s not something that western science can prove. However, there are documented cases from all around th...Show More
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1:00:11 | Sep 7th, 2016

This week, Marcus & Dani our joined by their friend, producer and fellow wrestling fan, Sascha Blume, to discuss the greatest conspiracy theories surrounding the WWF/WWE! From allegedly covering up murders to rumors of backstage sex scandals, there i...Show More

1:26:43 | Aug 31st, 2016

The Rothschild’s! You may not have ever heard of them, but they are the wealthiest and oldest modern banking family in the world. They own banks, they own land, and some believe they may even own countries and governments. They have funded wars, infl...Show More

1:06:36 | Aug 24th, 2016

This week we’re joined by special guest, comedian and paranormal connoisseur, Melissa Merlot to discuss the strange phenomenon of sleep paralysis and its ties to accounts of both alien abduction and terrifying shadow people! Is it paranormal? Are the...Show More

1:03:44 | Aug 11th, 2016

We’ve all thought about it. What if we could go back in time or travel to the future? It’s a fascinating idea and the subject of dozens of movies and TV shows, all of which take a different approach. Well, just like in the movies, there are also real...Show More

1:17:43 | Aug 3rd, 2016

This week, we’re taking a nighttime walk down a dimly light memory lane as we recall and reminisce about the movies and TV shows that scared, and scarred, us as kids. Whether it was monster killers with hockey masks or knives for hands or a singing p...Show More

1:10:40 | Jul 28th, 2016

In a sort of follow up to last week’s discussion on legendary monsters and their possible origins, we’re talking monsters again. This week however, instead of widespread creatures, we’re talking creatures that only showed up in certain places over a ...Show More

1:07:50 | Jul 20th, 2016

Throughout history, there has always been accounts of monsters and mysterious creatures! Some on land, some in water, some in the air, but all unexplained. Or are they? Did these beasts really exist, are their legends based in reality, or can they be...Show More

1:21:44 | Jul 14th, 2016

Being our 13th episode, we thought we’d dedicate it to one of our favorite subjects: Ghosts! All of us at Area 52 have no doubt that they are real, but what exactly they actually are is still something we’re trying to figure out. In this episode, we ...Show More

1:09:22 | Jun 30th, 2016

In part two of their in-depth examination of the horrible events of 9/11, the crew moves onto the other strange occurrences that happened that day. We discuss many strange occurrences including The Pentagon being hit by a plane that apparently vapori...Show More

1:30:38 | Jun 28th, 2016

In their first 2-part episode, the crew dives into the many unanswered questions surrounding one of America’s darkest days, September 11th, 2001. Leaving behind death, destruction and fear, 9/11 changed us forever but it also left some very obvious a...Show More

1:02:06 | Jun 9th, 2016

The moon. You’ve seen it. Chances are you can see it right now. And chances are you never think twice about it, but did you know that moon is the source of countless conspiracy theories? From Stanley Kubrick helping the ‘fake the moon landing,’ to th...Show More

1:24:26 | Jun 1st, 2016

The Illuminati! We’ve all heard the name. We know the signs. We know who we think is part of it. But does it exist? Is there really a giant, secret evil organization that controls everything, from music and movies to the news, even elections and wars...Show More

1:10:55 | May 26th, 2016

When celebrities die, it hits the public hard, especially when they die before their time! It’s even harder for us when they die under mysterious circumstances that leave no closure and so many unanswered questions! Some of those deaths end up spawni...Show More

1:30:48 | May 18th, 2016

Sometimes mysterious things happen that require no belief in the paranormal at all! We’re talking of course about mysterious murders and disappearances! Over the years, countless people have been murdered or just plain disappeared without any explana...Show More

1:31:01 | May 3rd, 2016

What if there was a machine that could shoot a billion watts of electricity into the planet’s atmosphere and theoretically change the weather or even cause it? Well there is! It’s called HAARP and, while it might just be a research program funded by ...Show More

59:45 | Apr 27th, 2016

What if the Nazis found a crashed UFO, reversed engineered it to create a fleet of flying saucer warships and then hid them in an impenetrable fortress in their hollow inner earth Antarctic hideout for Hitler to use after he escaped World War 2? Well...Show More

1:20:37 | Apr 19th, 2016

I have to be quick, they’re listening. Or are they? Conspiracy theories are everywhere and are about almost everything. Is the government hiding UFOs? Is the moon a hollowed out base for Nazi alien warships? Is Mars in Canada? From government cover-u...Show More

1:06:59 | Apr 12th, 2016

This week on AREA-52, we discuss everyone’s favorite possibly-real North American forest ape, Sasquatch.  From Native American lore and legend, to Harry & the Hendersons, we talk about all the possibilities, as well as examine some really interesting...Show More

1:17:22 | Apr 7th, 2016

Ok. We started this episode with the best intentions. We had all agreed that we were going to talk about UFOs. We had it all planned out. And then we started and everything went out the window. Instead, we ended up somehow discussing why zombies are ...Show More

59:16 | Mar 31st, 2016

Welcome to AREA 52, a new podcast that talks about the paranormal, the supernatural and the unexplained. Hosted by comedians Marcus, Eric Ripley and Marcus’ wife and ghost hunting partner, Dani, three hilarious “open-minded skeptics” who are fascinat...Show More