blue This week on The Gralien Report Podcast, the mysterious appearances of “mysteries” in the media continues… well, sort of. We examine four singularly “mysterious” headlines today, as Micah examines which (if any) are really anything mysterious at all… one actually did manage to capture our attention. In hour two, radio host Glenn Beck decided to spend a bit of time discussing conspiracies on his program recently, and what he had to say about the Kennedy assassination and Project Bluebook may surprise you… Enjoy the program? Consider subscribing to Gralien X for additional weekly updates from beyond the fringe, including commercial-free editions of the regular weekly show, monthly installments of Gralien Enigmas, and other additional subscriber-only content.

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at

One Reply to “7.22.14. Mainstream Conspiracies on The Gralien Report Podcast”

  1. This is regarding your comments about the story of the young chimp, the infant human, and object permanence. I was surprised you guys didn’t just naturally flow into this notion in the show–thought it was where the discussion was heading and I doubt very seriously it didn’t cross your minds, since I’ve listened long enough to know how broad-minded you guys are, and how willing to go down rabbit trails and suggest things that might at first sound rather absurd but actually are worthy of further consideration and investigation. Anyway, to get to the point, an underdevelopment in a sort of object permanence: this could be a possible explanation for the perceived fleeting nature of so many paranormal phenomena. I mean, a guy sees what he’s sure is a giant hairy man-thing in the woods, goes to chase it down and it just isn’t there, as if it never was; another instance, someone sees an apparition, seemingly solid and three-dimensional, that looks at them in the eyes and then apparently winks out of existence. I could go on. But the point is, couldn’t this idea of object permanence, and perhaps our lack of relative development in that direction, explain these kinds of happenings? It’s not an original idea to be sure, but one wonders if maybe we just are new at the sort of “seeing” that allows these beings (if that’s what they are) to slip in and out of our plane. We’re infants so to speak, and these entities or whatever they are just pull the lid over the box as it were, as in the study covered in the podcast (or does the human mind, as it presently functions, slap the lid in place on our end?), and though they’re still as there as they were before the lid, it’s just a “there” that we can’t get our minds around, so our senses seem to register nothing present as far as can be grasped. It is outside our reach, therefore the supposed disappearance seems “mysterious” and thus the presence of anything out of the ordinary is relegated to a mind-glitch brought on by lack of sleep or to the reporting subject having a fantasy-prone personality, or whatever. If I had more free time and were a scientist maybe I’d devise some way of testing such a thing as, I don’t know, call it metaphysical object permanence. Thanks, love the show and look forward to downloading it every week.

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