On an early June morning in 1908 an explosion leveled over 770 square miles of remote Siberian forest. Effects of the event were witnessed as far away as London. The blast was said to be over 1,000 times larger than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Yet, there were no known casualties (minus a whole lot of reindeer), leading some to believe there was an intelligence behind the blast. What kind of force could have unleashed a blast of that magnitude? Was it simply a huge meteor? Could extra terrestrials be responsible? Maybe Nikola Tesla finally got his “death ray” right? We grab a bottle of vodka and investigate the curious case of the Tunguska Event this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot has a new product for sale (yes this one will likely kill you too), Brent attempts to play meteorologist (he’ll stick to podcasting), and Joe Peck is back on the show against our better judgement (he’s not welcome back). All of that and more on the podcast that only wishes on a star when it will level miles of forest and kill reindeer – Hysteria 51.
Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV
Tunguska: An Apocalyptic Event Beyond Belief | Conrad Bauer
The Tunguska Mystery (Astronomers' Universe) | Vladimir Rubtsov and Edward Ashpole
Arthur C. Clarke Mysterious World - The Great Siberian Explosion - https://bit.ly/3256P8N
Tunguska Explosion 30 July 1908 - https://youtu.be/EiXpp-i442s
The Tunguska Event: Huge Asteroid Impact - https://youtu.be/BNJ8G8c3GRY
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2BJJJuk
Encyclopedia Britannica - https://bit.ly/2RQcvie
BBC - https://bbc.in/29Aqns7
Earth Sky - https://bit.ly/308K9mn
Forbes - https://bit.ly/2Xn3S4B
Planetary Science Institute - https://bit.ly/2aVb7WP
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