Today we start a brand-new collaborative project with Archaeothoughts and ArchaeoRPG which is a podcast miniseries we are calling The Hunt for Secret Mysteries. This miniseries will focus on various paranormal TV shows as we are inflicted with them. My cohost will be Bill Auchter of Archaeothoughts and for our first series, we're focusing on... Continue Reading →
The Non-Curse of Oak Island, Ep 1
I've never actually watched this show, I know, I know. So I decided to sit down and go over these. I will admit, I don't get this show at all, but it's fun to watch the big drill go 'round. Hi! I'm an archaeologist who likes games, video games, gaming, horror, the supernatural, and debunking... Continue Reading →
Pseudoarchaeology is Aware of Racism, aka Let’s Talk about the R-Word.
I repeat, Pseudoarchaeology is aware of racism. They're not entirely sure when something is racist, or why archaeologists call them out on it constantly, but they know it's a thing that exists and it's probably bad. Why do I say this? The two most visible personalities in alternative archaeology/history right at this moment are probably... Continue Reading →
How Culture Works: Adapt, Teach, Learn.
I think many people who interact with pseudoarchaeology have similar origin stories. We all come to archaeology through a lense of curiosity, that was kindle in some part by the pseudo-information that was out there when we were growing up. I've spoken about my roots in role-play, especially D&D, but I also had a decent... Continue Reading →
America’s Not-Lost Vikings, or Picking Fights with The Science Channel.
When AiPT! asked me to review the new six-part Science Channel series, America’s Lost Vikings, I was apprehensive, but a little hopeful. First, it was on the Science Channel; that’s safe, right? Also, it’s headed by two archaeologists, Blue Nelson and Mike Arbuthnot. I don’t know either man, so I did a little digging. Blue Nelson... Continue Reading →
Book Review: The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest-Treasure Hunt.
From time to time I get sent books to review. The last one I did was the Lost History of Ancient America, and wow. So when the publishers of Randall Sullivan's new book, The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World's Longest-Treasure Hunt, reached out to me I warned them. Sure, I'd love... Continue Reading →
Welsh Indians and Lewis’ Murder: America Unearthed S1Ep 9.
As with previous blog posts in this series, I'm going to summarize things at the bottom for you to make following all the claims in the show easier, but I'm driven to break this down. If you don't want to read the whole post just skip to ‘In Summary’ at the bottom. Don't be surprised,... Continue Reading →
Irish Freemason Ritual Bath-houses in Pennsylvania. America Unearthed S1E8.
So after I had my rant about this episode, I decided rage quitting the episode was a bad idea. That said, I really am going to try and keep this brief, (for me). I wanna jump into this episode and skip my usual critique of the art-film at the beginning. I want the readers to be aware of... Continue Reading →
Missing Colonists and Secret Colonies in North Carolina: America Unearthed S1E7
As always, feel free to skip to the In Summary section at the bottom, but as always, if you have a comment or question, which I do welcome, don’t be surprised if I tell you to read the whole post first. We open to creepy horror music and someone stringing red strings between Polaroids pictures... Continue Reading →
The Origins of the Oak Island Saga Pt2: Smith’s Cove and Boobie Traps.
Despite the lack of treasure found on Oak Island, there appears to be something strange about the whole thing, and that's enough for some adventurers. The Money Pit is far from the most intriguing thing on, or around rather, the island. Many think this possibly man-made feature is the reason for flooding in the Money Pit. Since the discovery... Continue Reading →