Hysteria 51

Hysteria 51 is a weekly podcast that takes an every-man approach to the World of the Weird - UFOs, Aliens, Mysteries, the Paranormal, the Unusual, and the Unexplained. Hosts John Goforth, Brent Hand, and Conspiracy Bot (a cranky robot bent on world domination who also happens to be the show’s head researcher) examine a different topic each week and generally come to one conclusion…the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.



episode 237: The Minnesota Iceman: Missing Link or a Charlatan's Sham? | 237

What do you do when you find a previously undiscovered hominid frozen in a block of ice? Well, obviously you thaw him out and go eat microwave burritos at 7-11. But, in the off chance Pauly Shore is unavailable for said hijinks - you might just tour around the country charging people to get a look-see. And that's exactly what happened when Frank Hansen got his hands on this particular Neanderthal-sickle. But the story gets weirder. The Smithsonian comes to take a look, it's determined the wannabe Bigfoot was shot in the head, and someone at Disney claims they actually made the thing out of latex and a lack of common sense. We try to melt the mystery of the Minnesota Iceman this week. Plus, we welcome Dan Kozuh back to the show (he's got a new podcast - The Extramundane with Max Ward), C-Bot isn't exactly firing on all cylinders (is he ever?), and Brent plants a fake voicemail lauding his hosting talents (might be fake, might not but since I write the descriptions- we're going with it). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never thawed a Neanderthal from a gigantic block of ice, but if we did we’re pretty sure he’d look like Brendan Fraser - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Background Music
Classic Horror 2: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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The Minnesota Iceman! https://youtu.be/kYfDATiD-Ko
A Brief History Of The Minnesota Iceman - https://youtu.be/kyyhoEC2DXU          
Back In The 1960s A Man Discovered The Minnesota Iceman Inside A Block Of Ice - https://youtu.be/J-jQnRTEUtg

Skeptoid - https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4571
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Iceman
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_T._Sanderson
Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Heuvelmans
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Dyer_(hoaxer)
Bigfoot Encounters - http://www.bigfootencounters.com/articles/argosy2.htm
Museum of the Weird - https://www.museumoftheweird.com/2013/06/30/frank-hansens-story-of-the-minnesota-iceman/
Scientific American - https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/the-strange-case-of-the-minnesota-iceman/
CFI Blogs (Via WayBack Machine) - https://web.archive.org/web/20130623095554/http://blogs.forteana.org/node/195

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 2021-05-10  1h2m