God has made Himself known throughout history, but after the Bible something changed in the way He does that. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the different kinds of revelations, how we can tell which are credible and which aren't, and what it means when the Church approves an apparition. The post Visions, Prophecies, Private Revelations appeared first on SQPN.com.
Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein revolutionized physics and our understanding of the universe with the fundamental laws of gravity. But in 1933 scientists noticed the galaxies were not behaving the way they should. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the theories to explain why, including the mysterious dark matter and dark energy. The post The Case of the Missing Universe (Dark Matter, Dark Energy) appeared first on SQPN.com.
It's a fifth Friday of the month, so Jimmy Akin is answering more weird questions, including teleporting the Eucharist, parallel universes, ghost haunting, resurrecting space colonists, angels appearing as dogs and cats, and more. The post Can Angels Appears as Dogs and Cats? (And More Weird Questions) appeared first on SQPN.com.
In AD 41, the Roman emperor Caligula was killed by his own guards, ending the rule of an uncontrollable mad tyrant. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the mystery of whether the stories of Caligula were true, what led to his death, and what mysterious connection he might have to the Bible and prophecy. The post Caligula: The Mad Emperor appeared first on SQPN.com.
People have reported being abducted by aliens for decades and in some cases have discovered inexplicable metal objects in their bodies after. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore what these objects are, where they come from, what their purpose is, and whether they provide proof of alien contact. The post Alien Implants appeared first on SQPN.com.
Since the beginning of history, people have offered many explanations for how the world works, including religion, magic, psychic phenomena, and science. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli sort out what these terms mean now and historically and how faith and reason approaches each. The post Religion, Magic, Psychic, Science appeared first on SQPN.com.
We regularly give Patrons the opportunity to ask Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli to answer their questions and make them available exclusively to them first and then later to the whole audience in a special bonus release. This time, we have a very broad range of questions. The post Ancient Astronauts, Indian Burial Grounds, St. Malachy and More Patron Questions appeared first on SQPN.com.
The 1982 book Holy Blood, Holy Grail claimed a secret conspiracy to control the future of Europe would undermine the Bible and the Christian faith. It would eventually be the basis for the Da Vinci Code. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli look at what the book said and whether any of its claims could be true. The post The Real Da Vinci Code? (Holy Blood, Holy Grail) appeared first on SQPN.com.
It's time for more weird questions with Jimmy Akin, including this time new books in the Bible; Heaven on another planet; impeaching the Pope; time travel & the Eucharist; marrying aliens; zombie apocalypses; and more. The post New Books in the Bible? (& More Weird Questions) appeared first on SQPN.com.
The Bible says, that when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, wise men (or in Greek, "magi") came from the East to find Him. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the mystery of who these magi were; whether they were kings; if there was just three of them; what a magi was; and they knew to come look for Jesus. The post Mysteries of the Magi appeared first on SQPN.com.
When strange objects appeared over Colares, Brazil in 1977, locals were terrified as light rays from the UFOs struck and injured people on the ground and some even died. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask what happened, what the investigations said, and what the objects could have been. The post Fatal Colares UFO Encounters in Brazil (1977) appeared first on SQPN.com.
On Dec. 1, 1948, an unknown man died on a beach in Somerton, South Australia and in his pocket was a piece of paper with the words "tamám shud." Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore what it could mean, why the mystery of his identity has endured, and why it may be solved soon. The post The Mysterious Death of Somerton Man (Tamam Shud) appeared first on SQPN.com.
In months with five Fridays, we bring you a “Weird Questions” edition of Catholic Answers Live where Jimmy Akin gives shorter answers to all kinds of questions, including this time stopping your zombie self, disembodied brains, no more souls, afterlife in another universe, and more. The post Stopping Your Zombie Self! (& More Weird Questions) appeared first on SQPN.com.
On November 28, 1953, Dr. Frank Olson plummeted to his death from a New York City hotel room window. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the mystery of his death. Was it an accident as his family was told? Or did it have something to do with the CIA, biowarfare, LSD, and murder? The post The Mysterious Death of Frank Olson (CIA Scientist) appeared first on SQPN.com.
A lot has happened since Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli first discussed AATIP and the US Navy UFO videos in Spring 2019, so Jimmy offers here a roundup of news including claims of amazing futuristic inventions, the President's remarks on UFOs, and more. The post AATIP UFO Update appeared first on SQPN.com.
For centuries, many people believed a woman had once been pope and the tale of Pope Joan has had a recent resurgence. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the origins of the story, its common details, its plausibility, and what the faith has to say about the possibility. The post Pope Joan appeared first on SQPN.com.
In the ancient world, many people believed the Earth is flat and today some still believe that it is a flat disc. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli give a fair and balanced exploration of the arguments and evidence for a flat earth and for a globe earth and offer a solution to this mystery. The post Is the Earth Flat? appeared first on SQPN.com.
After WWI, a mysterious new kind of radio station appeared that transmitted only numbers. Those stations have been with us ever since. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli look at the mysterious stations, asking who started them, what they're for, and what is their mysterious message. The post Numbers Stations appeared first on SQPN.com.
Famed aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific as she neared the end of her record-breaking, round-the-world flight in 1937. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss Earhart's background and celebrity and then consider the theories for what caused Amelia and her navigator to vanish without a trace. The post Amelia Earhart appeared first on SQPN.com.
In the second of a two-part discussion of the Third Secret of Fatima, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the theories about the secret, whether it was really released in full in 2000; what it really means; and whether it was fulfilled already. The post The Third Secret of Fatima Theories appeared first on SQPN.com.
In 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal, giving them a three-part secret. The third remained secret and speculation ran wild, until it was made public in 2000. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli talk about the history, the speculation, and the disputes. The post The Third Secret of Fatima appeared first on SQPN.com.
As a thanks to our Patrons, Jimmy and Dom every so often ask for their mysterious questions and Jimmy provides his answers on a variety of topics. This special episode was exclusive for patrons for a limited time and is now available to our general audience. The post Haunted Dolls, Nazca Lines, Padre Pio, and More Patron Questions appeared first on SQPN.com.
Finishing their discussion of the first modern, well-known UFO abduction case, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli evaluate the evidence surrounding the Betty and Barney Hill incident and Jimmy reveals what he thinks really happened. The post Were Betty & Barney Hill Abducted? appeared first on SQPN.com.
Fifty-eight years ago, a New England couple was driving home when they sighted something strange in the sky, an event which eventually made Betty and Barney Hill the first widely reported UFO abduction. In the first of two episodes, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli review the evidence regarding their experience. The post Betty and Barney Hill UFO Encounter (The Evidence) appeared first on SQPN.com.
In 1846, two French children reported an apparition of the Virgin Mary, who gave them warnings for the world and secrets for the children. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli look at the approval of the apparition by the local bishop and the controversy that has continued to this day. The post La Salette Apparition appeared first on SQPN.com.
Mind-control parasites have been a staple of science fiction for decades. But Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli reveal that not only do they exist in real life, they sometimes affect humans! The post Mind-Control Parasites appeared first on SQPN.com.
In the midst of WWII, the people of Mattoon, Illinois, were terrorized by a madman using gas to disable his victims. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine this 75-year-old unsolved mystery and the theories about it, and then offer up a dramatic twist to the story you may not expect. The post The Mad Gasser of Mattoon appeared first on SQPN.com.
In months with five Fridays, we bring you a “Weird Questions” edition of Catholic Answers Live where Jimmy Akin gives shorter answers to all kinds of questions, including this time whether a virus has a soul; praying to John Wayne; video game morality; cloning unicorns; and the Mandela effect. The post Virus Souls, John Wayne Prayers, Cloning Unicorns, and More Weird Questions appeared first on SQPN.com.
As an order of warrior-monks, the Knights Templar defended Christians in the Holy Land. But for 700 years, all kinds of rumors and theories of shocking crimes and secrets have surrounded them. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss those theories and claims that the Knights are still among us. The post The Knights Templar appeared first on SQPN.com.
Jimmy has an urgent message for listeners to Mysterious World. We need your help right now. Please listen to this brief recording and then visit sqpn.com/give today. Thank you. The post A Special Message from Jimmy Akin to Mysterious World Listeners appeared first on SQPN.com.
If intelligent life exists somewhere else in the universe and we encounter it, what would be the implications for the Christian faith? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore what religious views aliens might hold, whether we should evangelize them or if they'd need it, and whether they could even become Christians. The post Aliens and Religion appeared first on SQPN.com.
50 years ago, Charles Manson's "family" committed the murders that made him infamous. Why did he do it? Greed? An insane plot to end the world? Or was there another more pedestrian reason? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the evil events and the theories surrounding them (without getting into the gruesome details.) The post The Manson Murders appeared first on SQPN.com.
In 1974, the Betz family found a strange metal sphere in the woods near their home which exhibited numerous unusual behaviors. Jimmy and Dom look at the media reports, investigations, and sinister doings that followed before it disappeared from public view for nearly 50 years. The post The Betz Sphere appeared first on SQPN.com.
People have been fascinated by hypnosis for centuries and it's claimed it can stop smoking, help you lose weight, and even surface memories of childhood trauma, past lives, and alien abductions. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli look at the claims to determine what's true and what's not. The post The Mystery of Hypnosis appeared first on SQPN.com.
Every year in mid-July, a group of politicians, businessmen, and artists gather at a private campground in California. Critics claim they are a sinister conspiracy. Jimmy and Dom examine their origins, their practices, and their membership and discuss whether it's sinister or just a party in the woods. The post Bohemian Grove: Conspiracy? appeared first on SQPN.com.
Joseph Smith reported receiving divine revelations in the early 1800s, and eventually became the founder of the Mormon religion and his prophecies now influence the lives of millions. Jimmy and Dom consider the evidence concerning Smith's claims to be a prophet. The post Joseph Smith, Mormon Prophet appeared first on SQPN.com.
On July 8, 1947, the Air Force announced a flying saucer crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, and then retracted the story. Was it an alien? Was it a weather balloon? Or was it something else? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the claims and evidence for what happened in Roswell. The post The Roswell UFO Crash (Overview) appeared first on SQPN.com.
As a thanks to our Patrons, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli asked for their mysterious questions and Jimmy provided his answers on a variety of topics. This special episode was exclusive for patrons for a limited time and is now available to our general audience. The post Green Children of Woolpit, Levitation, and more Patron Questions appeared first on SQPN.com.
A group of international movers & shakers called the Bilderberg Group have been meeting every year since 1954. Many attendees won't acknowledge they went or even know of it. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the claims that accuse them of being a global conspiracy for a one-world government. The post The Bilderberg Group appeared first on SQPN.com.
On June 24, 1947, pilot Kenneth Arnold saw something odd in the skies of Washington state. When he landed, he touched off the modern era of UFO sightings. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the theories of what he saw and eliminate them all, until only one remains. The post Kenneth Arnold and the First UFOs appeared first on SQPN.com.
In 1912, a rare book written in an unknown alphabet containing bizarre illustrations was revealed by Wilfrid Voynich and despite decades of effort, it has never been deciphered. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the theories for what it is, including very recent claims made about the book. The post The Voynich Manuscript appeared first on SQPN.com.
A very religious man in Tennessee named John Hendrix made some remarkable prophecies in 1915 after experiencing tragedy and turning to God. These startling prophecies apparently came true in some cases decades later. The post John Hendrix, The Tennessee Prophet appeared first on SQPN.com.
In months with five Fridays, we bring you a "Weird Questions" edition of Catholic Answers Live where Jimmy Akin gives shorter answers to all kinds of questions, including this time whether the pope can bless an ocean, self-driving cars and the trolley problem, and Medieval UFO art. The post UFOs in Medieval Art and Other Weird Questions appeared first on SQPN.com.
King Tut is one of the most famous pharaohs of Egypt, but a mystery surrounds his death, including being wiped from history for 3,300 years. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss Tutankhamun's life and death and power politics to compare with the Game of Thrones. The post Was King Tut Murdered? appeared first on SQPN.com.
The US government began studying UFOs starting in 1947, but we thought those investigations ended in the 70s. Until we learned a new program began in 2007. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss AATIP and the remarkable admissions about just what they're studying. The post The Secret Government UFO Program (AATIP) appeared first on SQPN.com.
In May 1917, three children in Fatima, Portugal, reported being visited by the Virgin Mary and those visions occurred until October. They also said she gave them three secrets and would perform a great miracle. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss this mystery of Fatima. The post Fatima appeared first on SQPN.com.
Since Denver International Airport opened in 1994, numerous sinister conspiracy theories have popped up about mysterious goings-on. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the conspiracies and the evidence cited to see if there's more than just airplanes coming and going at DIA. The post Denver Airport Conspiracies appeared first on SQPN.com.
A year ago, police announced they'd caught the notorious Golden State Killer using an entirely new method. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the decades-long hunt for the killer and why the mmethod used may make it harder for other criminals to get away with their crimes. The post How We Caught the Golden State Killer appeared first on SQPN.com.
Easter is a holy day for billions of people where we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. But is belief in the resurrection just a matter of faith or is there evidence for it? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the theories for what happened that first Easter. The post The Resurrection of Jesus appeared first on SQPN.com.
A mysterious ranch in southeast Utah, where numerous unexplained weird phenomena have occurred that has scientist study them. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss Skinwalker Ranch, the incredible stories of bizarre events and what their source could be. The post The Mystery of Skinwalker Ranch appeared first on SQPN.com.