5.24 | Arctic Ghosts, Strange Survival, and the Third Man Factor
Through deep research and high-strangeness storytelling, three brothers explore paranormal encounters and unexplained events. Collecting freaky listener stories and scouring the dusty pages of classic Fortean texts, the brothers use high-production sound design to set the scene for alleged real encounters with, Dogman, Poltergeists, Bigfoot, Fairy Folk, Humanoids, UFOs, Shadow People, and Sky Creatures.. just to name a few.
Attempting to parse out the facts within folklore, the brothers of the Hole banter about everything from bizarre historical mysteries to emerging clandestine conspiracy theories, often challenging their own beliefs and sometimes each other’s sanity. Good humor, good drinks, and good discussion! Have you ever overheard a co-worker shakily tell his story of a real encounter with a Dogman? Has your friend or weird uncle told you about his close encounter with a reptilian humanoid from the sewer? Looking to corroborate your grandma’s true ghost stories? Were you born with a thirst for the mysterious? Well, sit back and pour yourself a big glass from the Belief Hole, my friend, and help us dig the weird!
03:24 | Introduction - The Third Man Factor Phenomenon | John Geiger
07:49 | Shackleton’s Angel - Antarctic Expedition Mystery
15:33 | Rattlesnake Revelation and the Hunt for the familiar stranger
24:17 | A Voice from Beyond - Michael
30:59 | Ghost on Everest - Frank Smythe Cake Companion | 1933
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41:32 | The Sky Whales Cometh! - Flying Entities over Everest
49:20 | Shoe Thief - A Wrinkly Old Lady Encounter
55:05 | Surf’s Up - John Robbins
1:02:25 | Expansion Preview
1:06:28 | Out of Body and Out of the car - Jamie
1:12:59 | Auto Crash walk-in - Eve Scofield
1:14:34 | The Man in the Boat - Jim Peacock
1:23:06 | Thank Yous!
For at least 100 years there have been documented cases of those on the brink of life and death experiencing the presence of a guiding phantom, inexplicably manifesting from somewhere beyond. From flash floods in New Zealand forests, to frigid Mount Everest Expeditions, to plane crash rescues at sea, adventure with us to the ends of the earth in the pursuit of this mysterious companion in an attempt to explain the Third Man Factor.
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For further reading on this, and related strange fascinating topics, order the books below (gives us a small kickback to support the show 😉
- The Mountains Are Graveyards. Some Climbers See Ghosts. – Climbing
- Rescued Climber Gave Her Shoe to Hallucination
- How French climber on Pakistan’s ‘killer mountain’ was forced to leave behind her friend to save her life
- French mountaineer recalls horror descent from Nanga Parbat – World
- Fastest Time on Everest Settled in Nepal Court
Gripped Climing Magazine
- Three Beings | Joanne Lynes
Third Man Factor | Forum
- His father, Frank Smythe – biography of a Himalayan legend
Mark Horrell | Footsteps on the Mountain
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