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The world is more mysterious than most people are comfortable imagining. We cross paths with the mystical from time to time and may not even notice it. If we do, we quickly return to our usually mundane daily existence. But what if we not only acknowledged the unknown, we investigated it and spoke with those in the know? That’s what co-hosts Scott & Forrest, and their producer Tess Pfeifle do at Astonishing Legends. With the power of the well-vetted Astonishing Research Corps, they have acce ...
 
WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT? We dig deep into people’s dreams, passions and desires in an effort get to the bottom of that age old question; a question that has initiated a world-wide phenomenon known as the Self-help industry. On Float your Boat you will hear real people sharing their phenomenal stories of tragedy and success and back again. We interview the well known and the not so well known. Anyone with a great story really! Your hosts George Sabados and Brett Pattinson use their uniquely lai ...
 
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In tonight’s Part Two of our discussion of Joe Fisher’s book, The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts, with Special Guest Rich Hatem, we continue to examine the narrative of Fisher’s interactions with Spirit Guides through Channeling and their troubling results. With the messages and guidance becoming increasingly confusing, frustrating, and seemingly misl…
 
From being a wedding organist at the age of 13 to a 10-year career running a successful performing arts company and three reputable pop choirs in Melbourne to publishing her first #1 Amazon Best Seller, The Voice Factor, in 2013 a ‘how to sing’ basic book compressed in 5 easy steps, Dene has always worked on projects that connect people and that br…
 
Sure, maybe most of us would find it enticing to receive "inside information" from a mystical plane, our very own oracle of knowledge beyond what's possible in our earthly human existence. Who wouldn't want access to a Spirit Guide, one that could lend us valuable insight to better our lives and give a glimpse of what awaits us on the other side? P…
 
In tonight's continuation of our conversation with author and paranormal researcher David Weatherly, we discuss the rest of the creatures from the remainder of his book, Strange Intruders. This unholy host of insidious beings include such wide-ranging descriptions as reptoids appearing as aliens or disguised as humans, black-eyed kids and adults, t…
 
With many hard lessons learned throughout his 30+ years in the stock market (including the 1987 crash), his expertise in global markets and future trends is renowned as being insightful and realistic.Despite leaving school at 15, by the age of 27, David Novac was the Financial Controller of a $6 billion Merchant Bank. With a solid background in Mer…
 
Visiting a spooky location can be scary because of the spirits and monsters which may await you there. However, one can avoid these horrors by merely not going to these places, right? But what if these frightening creatures came to visit YOU? What if they knew where you lived, your secrets, what terrified you the most, then used that knowledge and …
 
Last week's episode on the Ouija board's history and sociological context illustrated that its use was regarded mostly as a virtuous parlor game for over half its life. But then, in the later period of the 20th century, the board's reputation changed from being an innocent way to contact the deceased to often being an oracle and instigator of super…
 
The world is more mysterious than most people are comfortable imagining. We cross paths with the mystical from time to time and may not even notice it. If we do, we quickly return to our usually mundane daily existence. But what if we not only acknowledged the unknown, we investigated it and spoke with those in the know? That’s what co-hosts Scott …
 
The story of Arthur Leggett, a young man growing up in Australia's developing years, patriotically serving his country in World War II, and surviving four and a half years in the hands of the Germans as a Prisoner of War.Australian larrikanism shines throughout Arthur's journey from boyhood to manhood, through his war ordeals and on into his senior…
 
Chickin’ Lickin’ was Lindsay Holliday’s first reading memory that started a life-long love for funny characters and good stories. Reading kept her company through boarding school and backpacking through-out Asia. She read War and Peace and Shantaram while solo trekking the Annapurna circuit in Nepal in flips flops! Her travels from England ended in…
 
In Part Three, the commercial-free final "mega-sode" of our D. B. Cooper series, we continue with the FBI's profiling of the infamous skyjacker and learn of their Lead Agents' conclusions, Ralph P. Himmelsbach and Larry Carr. While the FBI investigation would practically come to a dead-end stalemate with their inability to "prove culpability beyond…
 
What makes the legend of D. B. Cooper so enduring is not so much the crime itself, but everything that happened after. Cooper's skyjacking was just one of many during a wave in the era. His method of escape was only somewhat novel. Although he seemed to know about some commercial jet aviation aspects, a few of his choices left authorities questioni…
 
A prominent figure in the Australian music industry, Andrew McManus has garnered attention both locally and internationally as an enduring music promoter and his name is synonymous with some of the biggest tours to have come through Australia and New Zealand over the past 25 years. Andrew’s foray into the music industry began in Sydney where he man…
 
On the afternoon of Thanksgiving eve, November 24, 1971, a smartly dressed man approached the flight counter for Northwest Orient Airlines at Portland International Airport and purchased a one-way ticket to Seattle. The name he gave was "Dan Cooper" as he paid cash to board Flight 305, a short 30-minute trip that would turn into one of the longest …
 
Michael Adams, a Sydney-based journalist, author and television producer.Michael got the idea for the podcast while writing the biography Australia’s Sweetheart, about a forgotten movie star who went from Sydney to Hollywood and London in the 1930s. During his research he kept finding this amazing stories that no one had ever heard of, like an Auss…
 
In the continuation of our interview with the mastermind behind the infamous and legendary Alien Autopsy film, director, producer, conceptual artist, and magician, Spyros Melaris, we learn more about the process of its creation and the aftermath of its release upon the world. But if you think this is just one more case of "Mystery Solved! Nothing t…
 
Indeed, there is no shortage of debatable evidence and probable hoaxes when it comes to the subject of UFOs and aliens. Yet as with any cultural phenomenon, there are those prime examples that rise to the top to become forever cemented into our collective consciousness. One such artifact is a 17-minute black-and-white film that became so iconic it …
 
In the continuation of our interview with esteemed UFO and paranormal investigator Stan Gordon, he relays case studies that indicate that the event at Kecksburg may have been merely one incident in a long and continuing saga of High Strangeness. In his 61 years of research so far, beginning in 1959 at the age of ten, Stan has interviewed thousands …
 
Steve Plarre is the CEO of the century old Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses retail bakery chain. He is a 4th generation Aussie retailer in a business that has navigated two World Wars, The Great Depression and his own multi-generational family challenges…and now a global pandemic! His forefathers count the Queen of England and the President of the USA as…
 
Tonight's show will be a special treat for those listeners who've been patiently awaiting a revamping of our coverage of the Kecksburg UFO incident. Those unfamiliar with the case but entertain a curiosity with mysterious, non-organic objects falling from our skies meeting an equally mysterious fate will also find this episode fascinating. In the l…
 
For children, the world is still new and full of wonder. Every day is a chance for an adventure, discovering exciting possibilities, and meeting interesting people. Sadly, today's world is a little less safe for kids to explore on their own than it was in the nostalgically idyllic year of 1973. In early May of that year, two kids would make a new f…
 
Duncan McNab is an award-winning and bestselling investigative journalist, television producer/documentary maker and author of 11 books sold in Australia, UK and North America including the best selling Dead Man Running (Allen & Unwin 2007; Atlantic Books UK 2010), Roger Rogerson (Hachette 2016), and the 2017 Ned Kelly Award winner Getting Away Wit…
 
In the second & final part of our Question & Answer interview with the inimitable Rich Hatem, Scott & Forrest continue to babble & blather on & on about everything from UFOs & Ghosts to vampires & Yetis, and everything in-between. Because, you know, everything is connected. And if everything is indeed connected, then is anything really, a long, dra…
 
Believe it or not, we've always viewed this podcast as a journey. Initially, we wanted the feel of the show to embody the spirit of why we wanted to start a podcast in the first place – because we enjoyed discussing the strange and mysterious stories of this weird and wonderful world of ours with good friends. We hope that spirit of camaraderie, cu…
 
Born in a London taxi in 1958, Charles Staunton emigrated to Sydney with his family in 1965. He joined NSW Police in 1978 but was drummed out in 1987 after refusing to 'grass' on colleagues. Charles built a career as a private investigator and Mr Fix-It in Sydney and then a globetrotting money smuggler for the Pacific Mariner Cartel. In 1997 in Mon…
 
We are sharing 2h45m uninterrupted audio file of heavy surf at high tide from February 14th, 2020 late evening at Carolina Beach. Recorded with a Zoom H4N at a high sample rate. Use it for sleep, meditation, ambience or don't use it at all. Share with anyone you'd like, but not for profit. All rights reserved by Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC…
 
Tony Wilson has had a successful and varied creative career.He’s written twenty books for children, ranging from bestselling picture books like The Cow Tripped Ove the Moon and Hickory Dickory Dash, to middle-grade titles such as The Selwood Boy and A Boy Called Bob, to books for adults, including his most recent, a sports history on a footballing …
 
It seems Lady Wonder was much more than a "One-trick Pony." But even if you consider her one trick to be an abnormal aptitude for intuitiveness and the ability to express it, that's quite a trick for an animal. Her impressive skills were at least intriguing enough to garner a scientific study of her phenomenon by a couple of leading researchers of …
 
Symmone’s gift is as a clairvoyant combining her skills as a counsellor and psychological astrologer to identify what beliefs are pressing pause on dreams, what unique evolutionary cycles are being activated and guiding the transformational process from an inner and outer level.She’s been an entrepreneur all her life, creating several businesses fr…
 
Many folks simply don't believe in psychic abilities. But those that have had a total stranger tell them something about themselves that the person couldn't possibly know have often had a change of heart. But what if that impossible information came from a horse! There have been quite a few trained animals over the years that have displayed an unca…
 
Murray James Cook, AM (born 30 June 1960) is an Australian vocalist, songwriter, musician, guitarist and actor. He is best known as one of the founding members of the children's band The Wiggles. Cook was also a regular guest on the Australian TV show Spicks and Specks, with his good friend, host Adam Hills.Cook was born in Cowra, New South Wales. …
 
Many of us have seen all those ghost hunting shows on Cable Television and elsewhere. They usually feature an intrepid team of Paranormal Researchers trying to capture supernatural activity using electronic equipment like Night-vision cameras, audio recorders, and specially modified gear to aid in Instrumental Trans-Communication, or “ITC.” The evi…
 
Julie Mason is regarded as one of the top 25 LinkedIn Experts worldwide by her peers, has been featured on the cover of Social Media Success Magazine Australia, and is the LinkedIn Tutor for the University Of Sydney and Recruiter.com (one of the largest job websites in the world). Julie is an in-demand speaker and founder and creator of Linked Sale…
 
For nearly a month, the boys who originally discovered the "Kera Object" continued to search for and experiment with it, almost like a wild animal they hoped to tame. The tale of their exploits with the bizarre item would be more comfortable to pass off as a childish prank if not for the corroboration of its existence by at least a couple of adults…
 
Tara Hurster is the director and principal psychologist of The TARA Clinic, a private psychology practice based in Bondi Junction, NSW and currently providing services online. Tara and the team help busy and successful people to regain control over substance abuse and addiction while leaving the guilt and shame behind. With over a decade of experie…
 
Some of the most extraordinary and interactive encounters with UFOs or anomalous objects are surprisingly the least well-known. And yet elements of the tale once heard could seem to be quite familiar. Tonight’s subject appears to be just one of those cases. Although there are variations in the details of the incident, the general narrative goes as …
 
Over the last twenty years, Vashti has lived, worked, and breathed a life driven by her passion to provoke, inspire, and facilitate the transformation and development of human potential. Vashti marries her vast professional experience as an executive and performance coach, transformational facilitator, teacher and international speaker, with her po…
 
In this episode, we interview Mr AVI (pseudonym) about his life growing up in the tough streets of Melbourne, being on the wrong side of the tracks with the law, the success and pains experienced dealing with hits, jobs and the main characters seen in the 'Underbelly' series. This is a story of a man who paid the price in order to take the 'road to…
 
Debt Angels founder Kitty Thomas is utterly committed to changing the conversation around debt; committed to removing the alienation, shame and isolation that debt distress can cause and committed to showing people that talking about debt is not only OK, it is the first vital step to taking back control and regaining a positive financial outlook. A…
 
After a long and successful piratical career in the Gulf of Mexico, the United States government finally, and firmly, requested the Laffite brothers leave Galveston Island forever. On May 7, 1821, Jean Laffite left without protest, but not before he had his men torch his Maison Rouge headquarters and all buildings within the settlement of his Campe…
 
Some lost treasures are legendary because of what is hidden. Some are legendary because of who did the hiding. Both types of captivating tales are found in the book Coronado’s Children. Published in 1930 and written by Texas folklorist and author J. Frank Dobie, Coronado’s Children is an enthralling collection of stories about buried treasure, Old …
 
A husband, father, son, brother and mate aiming to leave the world in a better place than when I arrived. Originally from Wellington, New Zealand I moved to Sydney in early 2000 and bar a 5+ year stint in Dubai from 2008, Sydney, and specifically Bondi Beach, has been home ever since. I love nothing better than spending time on the beach - in and o…
 
Adib Nagui is a young man with one hell of a story. All of us have a story, some stories are happy some are not, Adib's is both. Adib grew up in war-torn Lebanon where Adib dreamt of a better life with a better future, and so did his parents. So they packed him up when he was a teenager and shipped him to Australia to study medicine in hope of a be…
 
We’re all sequestered in our respective locations these Strange Days, with many of us using teleconferencing applications to connect with co-workers, friends, and family. It’s a tool we use in our regular production of the podcast since we’ve been separated by a continent. But now we thought it was time to put it to even better use to check in with…
 
Edith Anne "Edie" Widder Smith An American oceanographer, marine biologist, and the Co-founder, CEO and Senior Scientist at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association. ‘Edie’, as she likes to be known is the world’s leading expert on bioluminescence and has captured a great variety of creatures from the deep which generate their own light. She a…
 
Astonishing Legends presents the premiere of Season 2 of our additional show, The Midnight Library. The remaining 12 episodes can be found, dropping weekly on Sundays, on The Midnight Library's own feed. Please find and subscribe to it wherever you get your podcasts! Welcome back, Dear Guests! - Goddess Tree, Witch Tree, Bearer of a Gift Tree; Toni…
 
James Stewart is the startup guru/entrepreneur. In his spare time, he spends his weekends as a Patrol captain at the legendary Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club. Today's chat is all about James and his Journey from Devon in the UK to the fair shores of Australia. So pop on the headphones and go for a stroll and have a listen to James story.…
 
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