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Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World

116 episodes - English - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 730 ratings

Beyond the world we can see is a mysterious world.

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George Washington, Vampires, Ancient Nukes, the Beatles, 9/11, Killer Bees, and other Patron Questions

August 03, 2020 11:30 - 38 minutes - 18.1 MB

We regularly give Patrons the opportunity to ask Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli their mysterious questions and make them available exclusively to Patrons first and then later to the whole audience in a special bonus release. The post George Washington, Vampires, Ancient Nukes, the Beatles, 9/11, Killer Bees, and other Patron Questions appeared first on SQPN.com.

Did Jesus Die for Aliens? (And More Weird Questions!)

July 31, 2020 11:30 - 47 minutes - 22.3 MB

It’s a fifth Friday of the month, so Jimmy Akin is answering more weird questions, including did Jesus die to save extraterrestrials, too; can we get Jesus' DNA from Eucharistic Miracles; Is man God's favorite creature; how many angels can dance on the head of a pin; and more. The post Did Jesus Die for Aliens? (And More Weird Questions!) appeared first on SQPN.com.

(Corrected) An Important Update from Jimmy Akin

July 30, 2020 19:56 - 1 minute - 1.24 MB

Jimmy talks about the progress we've made toward StarQuest financial stability and how close we are to reaching break even. The post (Corrected) An Important Update from Jimmy Akin appeared first on SQPN.com.

The Cottingley Fairies

July 24, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 31.2 MB

In 1917, two English girls claimed to have photographic proof that fairies--tiny, human-like creatures--lived in the woods near their home. Even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, agreed that it was proof. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine whether the photos prove fairies exist and look at the implications if they do. The post The Cottingley Fairies appeared first on SQPN.com.

FBI Secrets Exposed!

July 17, 2020 11:30 - 57 minutes - 26.6 MB

How did a group of 9 citizens expose the FBI's biggest dirty secrets in a daring 1971 break-in? In the second of two parts, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore their secret plan, how the FBI tried to catch them, and what secrets the FBI was trying to keep from the public's knowledge. The post FBI Secrets Exposed! appeared first on SQPN.com.

Exposing FBI Secrets! (1971 Burglary; Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI)

July 10, 2020 11:30 - 54 minutes - 25.5 MB

In 1971, a shadowy group decided they needed to begin an investigation of the FBI, which they did with a burglary. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask who were these burglars, what FBI secrets did they discover, how did the FBI retaliate, and how did it shake up the FBI so that it's never been the same. The post Exposing FBI Secrets! (1971 Burglary; Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI) appeared first on SQPN.com.

An important message from Jimmy Akin

July 08, 2020 13:42 - 1 minute - 1.23 MB

Jimmy shares an important message about the future of Mysterious World. The post An important message from Jimmy Akin appeared first on SQPN.com.

St. Thomas Aquinas and the Occult, Part 2

July 03, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 33 MB

St. Thomas Aquinas was one of the greatest intellects in Christian history. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli continue their discussion of the saint and what he had to say about hidden or "occult" mysteries such as astrology, crystal healing, amulets, demons, ghosts, and psychic powers. The post St. Thomas Aquinas and the Occult, Part 2 appeared first on SQPN.com.

St. Thomas Aquinas and the Occult

June 26, 2020 11:30 - 52 minutes - 24.2 MB

St. Thomas Aquinas was one of the great intellects in Christian history who wrote on many subjects, including topics we would consider occult. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what Aquinas had to say about astrology, crystal healing, amulets, demons, ghosts, psychic powers and more. The post St. Thomas Aquinas and the Occult appeared first on SQPN.com.

Acupuncture

June 19, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 36.6 MB

For centuries, acupuncture has been used to treat a variety of conditions. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore its origins, how it's supposed to work, what it can really treat, and if it's real or all just a pseudoscience. The post Acupuncture appeared first on SQPN.com.

Remote Viewing: The Evidence (Psychic Spies! Stargate Project!)

June 12, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 28.1 MB

In the 1970s, scientists began investigating a psychic phenomenon known as remote viewing for the US government. Last week, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli looked at the history and now they look at the evidence for remote viewing and how it would be viewed from a faith perspective. The post Remote Viewing: The Evidence (Psychic Spies! Stargate Project!) appeared first on SQPN.com.

Remote Viewing (Psychic Spies! Stargate Program!)

June 05, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 29.3 MB

CIA scientists began investigating psychic powers in the 1970s, including a power known as remote viewing. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the surprising successes they reported with remote viewing, the secret Stargate program established to exploit it, and whether any of it is plausible. The post Remote Viewing (Psychic Spies! Stargate Program!) appeared first on SQPN.com.

Can Catholics be Jedi? Saying Mass in Klingon? Saved Zombies? … & More Weird Questions

May 29, 2020 11:30 - 48 minutes - 22.6 MB

It’s a fifth Friday of the month, so Jimmy Akin is answering more weird questions, including whether Catholics can be Jedi, saying Mass in Klingon, whether zombies can be saved, whether Elves need sacraments, and more. The post Can Catholics be Jedi? Saying Mass in Klingon? Saved Zombies? … & More Weird Questions appeared first on SQPN.com.

Mysterious Celebration! (100th Episode Anniversary!)

May 22, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 43.7 MB

We're celebrating our first 100 episodes with updates on the some of the mysterious topics we've discussed, as well as hearing your feedback on the podcast and what it means to you. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli want to thank the listeners for their support in our first 2 years and look forward to many more shows. The post Mysterious Celebration! (100th Episode Anniversary!) appeared first on SQPN.com.

Our Lady of Akita

May 15, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 36.4 MB

From 1973 to 1982, a Japanese religious sister reported receiving messages from an angel and the Virgin Mary as well as a serious miraculous events. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the mystery of Our Lady of Akita, what happened, whether it was supernatural, and its connection to Fatima. The post Our Lady of Akita appeared first on SQPN.com.

The Mystery of Sleep

May 08, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 38.1 MB

Every day, creatures all over the world just shut down, lose consciousness, and then start back up again hours later and science still isn't sure why it happens. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the mystery of sleep, why it's necessary, and how we can get more of this precious commodity. The post The Mystery of Sleep appeared first on SQPN.com.

Waco Siege: The Evidence (David Koresh, Branch Davidians, Texas Apocalypse)

May 01, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 33.1 MB

Federal agents stormed a religious commune in Waco, Texas, on April 19, 1993 after a months-long siege, leaving dozens dead. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli are back to consider the allegations of government misconduct, coverup, and conspiracy; examine the evidence; and seek the truth of what happened. The post Waco Siege: The Evidence (David Koresh, Branch Davidians, Texas Apocalypse) appeared first on SQPN.com.

David Koresh (Waco Siege, Branch Davidians, Texas Apocalypse)

April 24, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 39.4 MB

The Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, came to a tragic end 26 years ago this month, leaving more than 70 men, women, and children dead. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore who the Branch Davidians were, what David Koresh believed, whether those deaths could have been avoided, and what's the truth about the Waco siege. The post David Koresh (Waco Siege, Branch Davidians, Texas Apocalypse) appeared first on SQPN.com.

Bilocation, Oak Island, Loch Ness, The Edmund Fitzgerald, Noah, and other Patron Questions

April 17, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 27.9 MB

We regularly give Patrons the opportunity to ask Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli their mysterious questions and make them available exclusively to Patrons first and then later to the whole audience in a special bonus release. The post Bilocation, Oak Island, Loch Ness, The Edmund Fitzgerald, Noah, and other Patron Questions appeared first on SQPN.com.

Evidence for Reincarnation? (& Bridey Murphy)

April 13, 2020 11:30 - 57 minutes - 26.7 MB

Continuing their discussion of reincarnation, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli look at the Bridey Murphy case to see if her memories match the historical record and can't be explained in a natural way, then examine what the faith perspective has to say about past lives. The post Evidence for Reincarnation? (& Bridey Murphy) appeared first on SQPN.com.

Happy Easter from StarQuest

April 12, 2020 10:00 - 3 minutes - 2.05 MB

From all of us at StarQuest, we wish you a Happy and Blessed Easter with this brief message from our chaplain, Fr. Cory Sticha. The post Happy Easter from StarQuest appeared first on SQPN.com.

Reincarnation (& Bridey Murphy)

April 10, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 30.5 MB

Reincarnation has been a part of many cultures for millennia and became popular in America in the 1950s due to one dramatic story. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the claims about reincarnation, the evidence proffered for it, and the 1950s Bridey Murphy craze. The post Reincarnation (& Bridey Murphy) appeared first on SQPN.com.

David Hahn, the Radioactive Boy Scout

April 03, 2020 11:30 - 54 minutes - 25.2 MB

Outside Detroit in August 1994, teenage Boy Scout David Hahn was discovered to have gathered a dangerous cache of radioactive materials. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore why David was stockpiling these materials, how he got his hands on them, and how the adults in his family and in authority reacted when they found out. The post David Hahn, the Radioactive Boy Scout appeared first on SQPN.com.

The Government Acid Conspiracy

April 01, 2020 11:30 - 38 minutes - 18.3 MB

A dangerous chemical known since ancient times has developed a bizarre health craze around it and many health gurus say everyone needs to consume this acid. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore its history, its dangers, and a government conspiracy to put it in our water supply. The post The Government Acid Conspiracy appeared first on SQPN.com.

Werewolves!

March 27, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 31.5 MB

People have believed in werewolves since time immemorial with tales of human beings transforming either physically or behaviorally. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore what we know of these accounts, where they come from, and whether there's any truth to legends of lycanthropy. The post Werewolves! appeared first on SQPN.com.

Mysterious Corona Virus Update

March 23, 2020 11:30 - 9 minutes - 4.91 MB

In this special episode, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli give a brief update on how they'll be handling the topic of the coronavirus pandemic on the show and give brief faith and reason perspectives. The post Mysterious Corona Virus Update appeared first on SQPN.com.

Black Magic Harem Conspiracy (Ancient Egyptian Murder Mystery)

March 20, 2020 11:30 - 1 hour - 38.5 MB

More than 3,000 years ago, a conspiracy was launched against the most powerful man on Earth, the Egyptian pharaoh. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore who the conspirators were, what they were trying to accomplish, and what dark arts they used in their plot. The post Black Magic Harem Conspiracy (Ancient Egyptian Murder Mystery) appeared first on SQPN.com.

Nemesis Death Star Theory

March 13, 2020 11:30 - 59 minutes - 27.6 MB

Does our solar system contain a dramatic secret object, a hidden second star that has caused the destruction of countless life forms on Earth? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the Nemesis death star theory and whether it's responsible for a regular cycle of mass extinction on Earth. The post Nemesis Death Star Theory appeared first on SQPN.com.

The Mysterious Nephilim of the Bible (Aliens? Angels? Or Something Else?)

March 06, 2020 12:30 - 1 hour - 37 MB

Genesis 6 mentions a group called the Nephilim and their identity has puzzled scholars for thousands of years. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the theories that they are angels or aliens or even something else, then ask what Genesis 6 is trying to say. The post The Mysterious Nephilim of the Bible (Aliens? Angels? Or Something Else?) appeared first on SQPN.com.

Devil’s Den Arkansas UFO Encounter

February 28, 2020 12:30 - 52 minutes - 24.5 MB

In 1977, two Air Force medics had a frightening encounter while camping in an Arkansas state park named Devil's Den. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli consider their dramatic account and physical symptoms and discuss whether this was an authentic UFO encounter and what the government might know. The post Devil’s Den Arkansas UFO Encounter appeared first on SQPN.com.

America’s Dyatlov Pass? (The Boys from Yuba City)

February 21, 2020 12:30 - 1 hour - 28.9 MB

Five men from Yuba City, California, disappeared in 1978 after a trip to a nearby town. Four of them died, perhaps months later, and 1 was never found. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the bizarre circumstances, how any of them survived for so long before dying, and what actually happened to them. The post America’s Dyatlov Pass? (The Boys from Yuba City) appeared first on SQPN.com.

Visions, Prophecies, Private Revelations

February 14, 2020 12:30 - 1 hour - 28.1 MB

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.

The Case of the Missing Universe (Dark Matter, Dark Energy)

February 07, 2020 12:30 - 1 hour - 28.7 MB

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.

Can Angels Appears as Dogs and Cats? (And More Weird Questions)

January 31, 2020 12:30 - 43 minutes - 20.4 MB

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.

Caligula: The Mad Emperor

January 24, 2020 12:30 - 1 hour - 29.4 MB

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.

Alien Implants

January 17, 2020 12:30 - 1 hour - 32 MB

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.

Religion, Magic, Psychic, Science

January 10, 2020 12:30 - 1 hour - 38.7 MB

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.

Ancient Astronauts, Indian Burial Grounds, St. Malachy and More Patron Questions

January 06, 2020 12:30 - 1 hour - 29.2 MB

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 Real Da Vinci Code? (Holy Blood, Holy Grail)

January 03, 2020 12:30 - 56 minutes - 26.3 MB

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.

New Books in the Bible? (& More Weird Questions)

December 27, 2019 12:30 - 57 minutes - 26.6 MB

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.

Mysteries of the Magi

December 20, 2019 12:30 - 59 minutes - 27.8 MB

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.

Fatal Colares UFO Encounters in Brazil (1977)

December 13, 2019 12:30 - 49 minutes - 23.2 MB

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.

The Mysterious Death of Somerton Man (Tamam Shud)

December 06, 2019 12:30 - 1 hour - 34.2 MB

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.

Stopping Your Zombie Self! (& More Weird Questions)

November 29, 2019 12:30 - 56 minutes - 26.4 MB

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.

The Mysterious Death of Frank Olson (CIA Scientist)

November 22, 2019 12:30 - 1 hour - 30.2 MB

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.

AATIP UFO Update

November 15, 2019 12:30 - 55 minutes - 26 MB

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.

Pope Joan

November 08, 2019 12:30 - 36 minutes - 17.1 MB

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.

Is the Earth Flat?

November 01, 2019 11:30 - 1 hour - 40.1 MB

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.

Numbers Stations

October 25, 2019 11:30 - 54 minutes - 25.3 MB

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.

Amelia Earhart

October 18, 2019 11:30 - 1 hour - 29.3 MB

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.