When the Martians first land on Earth in the 1996 sci-fi comedy Mars Attacks!, for a moment it appears all will be fine. “We come in peace,” says their leader, as the music swells and a dove soars overhead. Seconds later the Martian pulls out a laser gun and opens fire on a crowd of human onlookers. Yet another blockbuster alien invasion has begun. That’s Hollywood, of course. But the melodrama underscores one of humanity’s most widely held fears: that if and when we do encounter extraterrestrial beings, they will wreak all kinds of havoc, much as they do in the movies. Or will they?
IN THIS EPISODE: The legend said it was made of clay, and given life by mystical means. The Jews created it as a means of protection – so the story goes, at least. We’ll look at the legend of the golem – and see if there is any truth behind it. (The Golem) *** In the 1860’s, John Mudd found some letters that he wouldn’t publish for more than fifty years – because what he read in those letters terrified him. (Strange Sea Creatures) *** In 1936 a series of holdups escalated into armed robbery and eventually murder, all carried out by a trio of teens. (The Baby Bandits of San Francisco) *** It is Abraham Lincoln who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves. But did he get the idea for this historic legislation from beyond the grave? (Lincoln’s Messages From Beyond) *** In 1866, a woman named Laura Foster was murdered. A man named Tom Dula was convicted and hanged for the crime. The crime now lives on, in one of the most famous folk songs ever recorded. (Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley) *** During the Kentucky Meat Shower Of 1876, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs was real life when meat purportedly poured from the heavens. (The Kentucky Meat Shower 1876) *** People sometimes say they experience a kind of floating, weightless feeling when in bed – but one man’s bed floated all the way to the ceiling. (Bed Rising) *** Some say this is a nothing short of a miracle, while others are downright dubious. A unique Bible, continues to spew out an unidentified oil – and so far, scientists are unable to explain it. (Miracle Bible Dripping Oil) *** We may or may not ever see an actual alien invasion of our planet. But if we do, scientists are now saying the extraterrestrials would not be here to eat us – and they explain why. (To Serve Man)
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“The Kentucky Meat Shower of 1876” by Katie Serena: https://allthatsinteresting.com/kentucky-meat-shower
“Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley”: https://northcarolinaghosts.com/mountains/tom-dooley/ and https://northcarolinaghosts.com/mountains/tom-dooley/scary-truth/
“Baby Bandits of San Francisco” by Paul Drexler: https://www.crimetraveller.org/2018/10/baby-bandits-of-san-francisco/
“Lincoln’s Messages From Beyond” by Troy Taylor: https://www.facebook.com/authortt/photos/a.275879469175713/1883842291712748/?type=3&theater
“Strange Sea Creatures”: http://anomalyinfo.com/Stories/1842-september-10-november-11-three-strange-sea-encounters
“Bed Rising” by Eddie R.: https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=25675
“Miracle Bible Dripping Oil”: http://www.freaklore.com/miracle-bible-continues-dripping-oil
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Romans 8:38-39 = “…nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death, nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”
*** “How can I be saved from darkness?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM