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Mar 25 2020 63 mins   217
“THE MEN IN BLACK, SWAMP GAS, PROJECT GRUDGE, AND 400-YEAR-OLD UFOS” #WeirdDarkness If you like the podcast, please leave a review in the podcast app you listen from, and share a link to the podcast on Facebook and Twitter to invite others to become Weirdos too! IN THIS EPISODE: The Men in Black, the beginning of Project Blue Book, America’s first UFO sighting from 400 years ago… and more from the world of space, extraterrestrials, and government secrecy. 
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