This week on the podcast, we lead off with the discussion of a fascinating ancient mystery that has been getting a lot of attention as of late: the Younger Dryas. Following the publication of a new paper that cites new geological evidence for the cause of this unusual, abrupt climate change 12,800 years ago, the Washington Post reported on it, arguing that the long-standing mystery may have been solved. However, not all are in agreement that we can close the book on the cause of the Dryas; in fact, as our friend George Howard recently notes at his blog, Cosmic Tusk, another respected geologist has stepped over into the “Impact Theory” camp, saying that the evidence in support of the latter simply can’t be ignored. Could there be a paradigm shift underway?

In similar fashion, we recently reported on a former NASA engineer who has come out in vocal support of future studies pertaining to UAP, arguing that the evidence warrants scientific attention. Our friend Jim Harold recently had Micah on his podcast to discuss this, where they noted the shift in attitudes toward this subject in recent months.

Then later in the program, while the hubbub surrounding the mysterious black sarcophagus unearthed in Egypt recently went bust after it was opened, we shift our attention to a mummy mystery which has fascinated Micah for quite some time: the supposed “discovery” of the remains of Hatshepsut, one of the few female rulers of ancient Egypt. Micah recently asked one leading Egyptologist what she thought about the former Egyptian Antiquities Minister’s assertion that Hatshepsut’s body had been recovered and positively identified, and why there may be a case for more skepticism about the claim. Finally, a landmark study involving a Texas archaeological site is helping bring about a paradigm shift in American archaeology, changing what we thought we knew about early human migrations into North America… we look at what the discovery has shown us, and more, on this weeks’ Gralien Report Podcast.

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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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