This week on The Gralien Report, as Micah returns from recent archaeological adventures in the Southeast, we’re eager to report on how scientists have recently discovered new evidence that Homo sapiens interbred with a mysterious group of hominids known as the Denisovans. While on the subject of the Denisovans and mystery hominid species, we can’t help but wonder about how this discussion might relate to anecdotal reports and folklore surrounding the legendary Sasquatch in North American mythology. On that subject, one hiker is presently suing the state of California after authorities told her that a “scary creature” she and her family saw was a bear.

We also take time to remember the life and work of Stephen Hawking, who passed away last week. Among his great contributions to science had been his final physics paper, published just one week before he passed away, which some say may help prove the existence of alternate dimensions. We also take time to look at what astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson has to say about archaeoastronomy and celestial alignments at ancient megalithic sites.

Then in the second hour, along with a few UFO reports from listeners and discussion of “mystery blimps” from the early 20th century, we examine the truly bizarre case of the Yuba County Five. On February 24, 1978, a group of friends and athletes from Yuba City in California vanished after attending a basketball game. Often referred to as “America’s Dyatlov Pass,” the story of their disappearance leaves far more questions than answers; and most perplexing of all had been how (and why) one member of the group managed to survive for several months after all the others, but for some reason didn’t utilize resources at his disposal. Evidence suggests that he did not stay alone at the location where his body was found… was there another party involved in this mysterious disappearance and ensuing death of five California men?

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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

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