Ghost ships, lost cities, unsolved crimes and mysteries, ancient mythology, dissapeared explorers - if it’s a historical mystery, it’s going under the microscope.
History has always been fascinating, but more fascinating than what we know is what we don’t; in this podcast Ashleigh Stiles looks into famous and obscure episodes of folklore, unexplained circumstances, and unsolved mysteries from around the world and throughout time.
Taking a modern lens to these ancient puzzles, she uses all the evidence and findings to try and piece together what really happened, or as close a picture as we can get, to both entertain the listener, and inspire interest in these lesser-known chapters of the human experience. So sit back and listen along, and join us in pondering the great unsolved questions of history.
EPISODE 20: NIGHT LIGHTS
Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, James Cameron - all directors whose visions of life from other worlds captivated us and inspired us to think bigger.
Alien fiction goes all the way back to the turn of the 20th Century, where H.G. Wells horrified us with visions of tripods and heat-rays.
Nowadays aliens are mostly consigned to theoretical science - they certainly exist, but likely as bacteria. But for a brief moment in a New Mexico desert at the start of the Cold War, they’d never been more real...
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