Episode Twenty-Eight: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

In 1959, in a remote area of the Ural Mountains in Soviet Russia, the bodies of nine hikers were discovered under very unusual circumstances. Bizarre details of the scene, such as oddly cut tents, lack of clothing, unexplained injuries, radioactivity, reported fireballs in the sky, and various other anomalies have inspired countless conspiracy theories about what happened to the unfortunate young people, ranging from secret KGB weapons testing to an alien encounter to tribal murder to an attack by the fearsome Russian Yeti. On this episode of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny delve into the mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, discussing the various theories and trying to recreate a plausible scenario that could account for all the strange clues found at the site of the tragic deaths.

Episode Twenty-Four: Fun Facts and Myths About Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley is one of the most fascinating figures of the 20th century. Known as “The Great Beast 666” or “The Wickedest Man in the World,” facts and rumors about Crowley’s occult shenanigans have become so intertwined that it’s now impossible to separate the reality from the legend. On this episode, Tom and Jenny examine some of their favorite facts, anecdotes, myths, and conspiracies about Crowley, including the possibility that he was a Jack the Ripper copycat killer who carried out the Curse of King Tut, that he fought off a female vampire sent to attack him by a rival, that he might have been Barbara Bush’s father, that his writings were the inspiration for Scientology, and that he once helmed a disastrous mountaineering expedition that ended in four deaths.

Episode Five: Eerie Espionage – Numbers Stations, Somerton Man, Isdal Woman

Everybody loves suave superspy James Bond, but sometimes international espionage can be a hell of a lot less glamorous, and even downright disturbing. On this spooky spy-themed episode, Tom and Jenny discuss the creepy weirdness of numbers stations, plus the intensely fucked-up and mysterious unsolved murders of probable secret agents The Somerton Man (aka the Tamam Shud case) and The Isdal Woman.
To listen to lots more unsettling examples of numbers stations, visit The Conet Project, and if you’re interested in recent attempts to crack the Tamam Shud code, check out this Reddit thread.

Episode Three: Mysterious Memory: The Mandela Effect and the Reincarnation of the Pollock Twins

Jenny and Tom explore some of the stranger outposts of human memory. First, they discuss the so-called Mandela Effect, whereby many people seemingly remember certain historical facts “incorrectly.” Is the past changing in subtle ways? Are some people overlapping from alternating timescales? Is there a glitch in the Matrix? Or is human memory simply faulty and fallible in various predictable ways?

In the second segment, they delve into the eerie case of the Pollock Twins, sometimes put forth as solid evidence for reincarnation. Were these famed girls really the reborn iteration of their dead sisters?

In between, Tom and Jenny also digress into a few of their own amusing childhood memories, involving Evel Knievel, child drunkenness, and the possibility of being one’s own grandpa.