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Episode 33 - The Somerton Man
Episode 3330th August 2021 • Stories of Strangeness • Zoe and Mike
00:00:00 00:55:11

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In this episode, Mike tells us about the strange story of the Somerton Man, who died mysteriously on a beach in Adelaide, Australia in 1948. Was he a spy? A black market trader? Was his death a suicide? A murder? Listen in to find out more.

We also talk about ear anatomy, Zoe's inability to sink in water, petitioning heaven for answers, and time travel via the Terminator and Futurama. You know, usual stuff.

Also, an apology: We've been having an ongoing issue with mic bleed, where you can hear one host on the other's mic. We tried a slightly different setup to see if we can block it out better, but actually it made things worse and there's some echo on both of us this episode. Sorry about that, we'll try something different next time, or just revert to our previous setup.

Here's a rundown of the episode:

00:28 - Hello!

00:42 - Presented Piece: Numbers Stations

14:05 - Promo - Paraunity Podcast

14:59 - Discussion

51:06 - Thanks & Where You Can Find Us

52:57 - Fun Fact: The Butter Churner

54:32 - Bye!

Total Runtime: 55:11


Links

Promo

Our promo partner this week is the Paraunity Podcast. Listen to genuine paranormal investigators talk shop!


Research Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamam_Shud_case

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-57166662

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-body-on-somerton- beach-50795611/

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/31/australia/australia-somerton-man-mystery-intl-hnk-dst/index.html https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/bombshell-claim-on-somerton-man-mystery-i-saw-his-dead-body/news-story/a78b959a0f922ad- c0d993d351a516c8d

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-19/six-clues-that-have-failed-to-solve- the-somerton-man-mystery/100148922

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/breaking-news/somerton-man-experts-say- mystery-could-surround-case-forever/news-story/fb6bf- b7961023ed2113a93d979165160

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/who-is-the-somerton-man

The other podcasts we mentioned on the show, which Mike highly recom- mends are:

https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/death-in-ice-valley-641289 Death In Ice Valley, which we’ve mentioned a couple of times now and is well worth a listen.

https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/wind-of-change-1163212 The podcast about the Scorpions possibly being CIA agents, is, rather predictably, called Wind Of Change. (Doh - how could I not remember that? I even said it!)

Also, not mentioned in this episode, but one Mike has mentioned before is Bear Brook - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/bear-brook-712155 which, while dealing with some horrific murders, also tells the story of how one woman al- most single-handedly pioneered the discipline of forensic genealogy, which kind of links in with this case and DNA research.


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