Historian, editor, and author David Goudsward writes on topics ranging from H. P. Lovecraft's travels to ancient stone ruins in New England. He joined Richard Syrett (Twitter) to discuss sightings of marine cryptids reported in the waters in and around Florida. According to Goudsward, there are usually natural explanations for many of these sightings. "There are sea monster reports that are unquestioningly manatees," he said, noting the alligator gar has also been confused for a marine cryptid.
"I believe there are unidentified creatures swimming in the ocean, I just don't think every single thing pegged as a sea monster is a sea monster," Goudsward continued. He suggested early Florida tourism inspired tales of sea monsters, such as the St. Augustine Giant Octopus which washed ashore on Anastasia Island in 1896. The 22-foot long, several ton blob is one of the earliest recorded examples of a globster — a mass of unidentified organic material that washes up on the shoreline of a body of water. Later analysis determined the St. Augustine globster was actually decomposed whale collagen. Goudsward also talked about Tectonic Strain Theory as an explanation for certain paranormal experiences.
During the second half of the show, filmmakers Justen and Wes Faull discussed their new documentary, "Higher Entities." The event which set into motion the events chronicled in the film was the Amalantrah Working ritual performed by occultist Aleister Crowley in 1918 in the Great Pyramid, Justen explained. The ritual opened a dimensional rift allowing an entity called Lam to come through, he revealed, noting Lam appeared as an alien Grey. JPL rocket engineer and Crowley admirer Jack Parsons developed a similar ritual over the course of two years based on the Babalon Working ritual, Justen continued, pointing out the goal was to open a portal to bring through the forerunner of the Anti-Christ.
"From the point of [Parson's] Babalon Working ritual there was this massive influx of UFO activity," Wes added, citing cases which included the Kenneth Arnold sightings, the Roswell incident, and UFO fleets buzzing the White House. Parsons took credit for the UFO flap and a secretive group within the government, known as the Collins Elite, were charged with investigating the connection between Parsons and the UFO activity, Wes disclosed. The members of the Collins Elite had Christian backgrounds and came to believe the UFO/ET phenomenon was caused by the rituals and ultimately demonic, he noted.