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This Podcast Doesn't Exist

139 EpisodesProduced by Shannon McCarthy and Emma Kiely-HampsonWebsite

Do aliens exist? Was that Elvis who officiated your Vegas wedding actually Elvis? What if Bigfoot is really a family of cave-dwelling humans from the dark ages? We're just two best friends with so many questions about the world. Join us as each week we tell each other the weirdest unsolved, unimagin… read more


Repost: Ep. 58: Hapless Millennials: The Beale Ciphers

Hey everyone! We're taking a little break this week but wanted to bring you back to the National Treasure of the 1880s. Enjoy!

A treasure in the Blue Ridge? Almost a billion dollars? Uncrackable ciphers and a story that’s a bit too good? This week, Emma gifts Shannon with a very Shannon-y episode about The Beale Ciphers, a set of codes printed in the 1880s that continue to draw people in. If you find the treasure the codes lead you to, you could get your own McNugget of gold! Join us and find out if we can really dig up this treasure! Or if it's just another movie Shannon wrote on the fly (she's getting really good at it, you guys).

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The Mother Source 

The Museum of Unnatural Mystery reprint of the pamphlet

“Discovered: The Secret of Beale’s Treasure” by Joe Nickell, found on JSTOR

Northern Virginia Magazine

Mental Floss

Virginia Living Magazine

The NSA’s stash of copies

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