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The Why Files: Operation Podcast

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The Why Files covers mysteries, myths and legends. We tell stories and seek the truth in a fun and lighthearted way. Our content is heavily researched; we don't release an episode unless we're sure we can bring something new to a topic.
177 Episodes
Al Bielek lived an ordinary life until vivid dreams and a late-night movie unlocked memories of an extraordinary past. He claimed to be Edward Cameron, a participant in the infamous Philadelphia Experiment of 1943. Bielek's tale spans decades, involving time travel, secret government projects, and encounters with future civilizations. His story intertwines with the mysterious Montauk Project, allegedly continuing the work begun in Philadelphia. As Bielek shared his experiences, he became a prominent figure in UFO and conspiracy circles. His accounts challenge our understanding of reality, raising questions about time, space, and government secrecy. Was Bielek truly a time traveler, or was his story an elaborate fiction? Ride this rollercoaster of twists and turns, then decide for yourself.
After World War II, the CIA hatched a covert plan to stop Soviet expansion in Europe. They created a secret army, recruiting an unexpected mix of allies. This clandestine operation, known as Gladio, spanned across all NATO countries. What began as a defensive strategy quickly morphed into something far more sinister. Innocent civilians became casualties in a shadow war fought on European streets.
Could our reality be an illusion? Startling evidence suggests the world as we know it may not be what it seems. Clues hidden in plain sight point to the mind-bending possibility that we're living in a simulation. Quantum experiments reveal the universe might exist in infinite parallel versions, each containing alternate realities and copies of you. Reports of mysterious travelers from non-existent countries hint at intertwining dimensions just beyond our perception. Ancient devices and secret experiments may allow communication with these otherworldly realms, or even enable passage between them. This compilation of theories and strange accounts will make you question the very nature of existence.
DARPA is the secretive U.S. defense agency behind groundbreaking technologies like the internet and GPS. It uncovers DARPA's lesser-known projects and controversial experiments that push ethical boundaries. The episode weighs DARPA's positive innovations against its more questionable endeavors. Does the agency's pursuit of cutting-edge tech justify some of its shadier activities? You'll discover surprising facts about DARPA's influence on daily life and national security. This enigmatic organization shapes our world in ways most people never realize. Ultimately, you'll be left pondering whether DARPA is a force for good -- or cause for concern.
This gripping exploration uncovers the enigma of the Ark of the Covenant, a legendary artifact that has captivated imaginations for millennia. From its biblical origins to modern-day theories, the search for this sacred relic spans continents and centuries. Discover the surprising connections between the Ark and UFO sightings, and learn about its potential technological nature. Unravel the mysteries surrounding its disappearance and the numerous claims of its discovery. Journey through history as we examine the Ark's possible locations, from Ethiopia to Scotland, and even hidden tunnels beneath Jerusalem. Along the way, encounter fascinating characters, from ancient prophets to Knights Templar and modern-day adventurers. Ponder the implications of finding this powerful object and why its location might be best kept secret. This thought-provoking tale will leave you questioning the boundaries between faith, history, and technology.
This collection of ancient mysteries challenges our understanding of history. Explore a possible underground city in the Grand Canyon, rumored to be filled with ancient artifacts and enigmatic writings that defy explanation. Discover the alleged subterranean world of Agartha, where a technologically advanced society might reside beneath our feet, untouched by time. Consider the theory of a hollow Earth, supported by anomalies in seismic data and strange compass readings from the past. Learn of lost continents and advanced prehistoric cultures that raise questions about humanity's origins and the knowledge we've lost over millennia. Each story offers a glimpse into a world where myth and reality intertwine, urging you to question what lies beneath our known world.
During World War II, rumors circulated of a secret Navy experiment gone awry, with sailors allegedly disappearing or merging with steel. The bizarre tale, known as the "Philadelphia Experiment," fueled decades of speculation and conspiracy theories. What truly transpired at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard? Was it a scientific breakthrough or an elaborate hoax? As witnesses emerge and evidence surfaces, the truth becomes increasingly difficult to discern. The facts behind the experiment raise provocative possibilities about mysterious government operations and our understanding of reality itself.
The far side of the moon has been a mystery since the dawn of the space age. But is it just a barren, crater-filled wasteland? Shocking claims from astronauts, whistleblowers, and classified documents suggest there's more to the story. Eerie sounds, inexplicable sightings, and covert missions point to something astounding hidden from public view. We examine the evidence, from Apollo-era transcripts to modern military insiders. The implications are staggering, hinting at a secret history beyond our world.
The history of medicine goes back to the dawn of mankind when ancient healers used special herbs to treat illnesses. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, laid the foundation for modern medical practice: observation, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. His work set the stage for centuries of medical progress. In the 19th century, Edward Jenner created a smallpox vaccine, and Louis Pasteur proved microorganisms caused disease. The 20th century brought antibiotics, medical imaging, and organ transplants. In the past 400 years, the human lifespan has doubled. But something happened to medicine along the way. It became an industry. A profitable one. President Eisenhower warned against creating a "military-industrial complex" because if you make war profitable, you'll always have war. He was right. So, here's a cynical question: If you make illness profitable, will you always have illness? In recent years, trillions have been spent on cancer research and therapies. That's a lot of people getting rich from a disease that's already been cured.
For centuries, the moon has captivated humanity. Yet, its origins and nature remain shrouded in mystery. Could the moon be more than a natural satellite? Intriguing theories suggest the moon could be a hollow, artificial structure - perhaps even an alien spaceship. The podcast explores the baffling anomalies surrounding the moon, from its unusual density and composition to the strange seismic readings and unexplained phenomena observed on its surface. As the investigation deepens, the evidence mounts, challenging our understanding of the moon and raising tantalizing questions about its true nature and purpose. It's time to consider the possibility that the moon may harbor secrets far beyond what we've been told.
Malta is an island rich with history and legends with mysterious megalithic structures that have puzzled archaeologists for centuries. These massive stone temples, some of the oldest in the world, seem almost impossible to have been built by prehistoric farmers. But there's more lurking beneath the surface. Legends say the Nephilim were the giant beings who constructed these incredible structures, and their descendants may still dwell underground today. We investigate the possibility of these giants, examining bones, elongated skulls, and mysterious hidden subterranean chambers called The Hypogeum.
Did the world's most infamous dictator really meet his end in a Berlin bunker? Or did Adolf Hitler escape to the shores of Argentina, evading the Allies and living out his days in secret? Uncover the compelling evidence and eyewitness accounts that suggest Hitler may have fled Germany, making his way to South America with the help of Nazi sympathizers. Explore the intricate web of escape routes, known as "Ratlines," that enabled high-ranking Nazis to flee Europe in the final days of the war. Dive into the mysterious sightings, hidden hideaways, and clandestine operations that fuel the enduring legend of Hitler's survival, even decades after the war's end. Unravel the truth behind the conflicting reports and the Russian cover-up that cast doubt on the official narrative of Hitler's demise. Prepare to be captivated by a journey into the shadows of history, where the line between fact and fiction blurs, and the fate of one of the world's most notorious figures hangs in the balance.
The shocking truth about subliminal messages and their power to control minds. From advertising to warfare, there are hidden ways your thoughts and actions are being manipulated. Subliminal technology has moved from marketing to the military. Learn the truth behind this controversial technology.
Picture a future where your mind can live forever, uploaded to a digital universe. As scientists race to map the brain and tech giants vie to connect minds with machines, the promise of immortality beckons. But at what cost? Uncover the astonishing breakthroughs and grapple with the profound implications as the boundaries between human and artificial blur. Would you sacrifice your physical body for a shot at eternity in the cloud? Today we explore the cutting-edge science, the startling realities, and the mind-bending possibilities that await us on the horizon of consciousness uploading. Get ready to question everything you thought you knew about life, death, and what it means to be human.
Imagine a world where the genetic code is as easy to edit as a simple copy-and-paste. This is the reality of CRISPR, a revolutionary technology that could cure diseases and save countless lives. But in the wrong hands, it may lead to a dark future. Unlocking the secrets of DNA and the rapid evolution of AI is creating unintended consequences.
In a remote corner of Alaska, a military officer stumbles upon a chilling discovery—an enormous pyramid buried deep under the icy wilderness, possibly larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza. The initial sighting during a seismic event leads to whispers of ancient technologies and hidden histories. The local news coverage mysteriously vanishes overnight. Witnesses and insiders offer conflicting stories, fueling speculations about secret military involvement and otherworldly energies. It's become known as the Dark Pyramid or Black Pyramid. What are the origins of this enigmatic structure? Why is it buried? Why so much security and secrecy? Could this be buried technology that holds truths about our past and power beyond our understanding?
Charles Hall, a former weather observer at Nellis Air Force Base, shares his incredible story of encountering the Tall Whites, an extraterrestrial species working with the US military. These chalk-white aliens, standing up to 9 feet tall, have been influencing human technology and evolution for decades. Charles's friendship with a Tall White known as "The Teacher" led him to discover hidden alien facilities and the shocking truth about their presence on Earth. Uncover the secrets of the Tall Whites, from their advanced scout crafts to their underground bases, and explore the startling implications of their alliance with the US government and the hidden reality of alien-human cooperation.
Have you ever wondered about inventions that could change the world but never saw the light of day? This show explores groundbreaking patents—like free-energy devices and anti-gravity machines—that mysteriously disappeared after catching the government's attention. What happens when genius meets governmental control? We investigate stories of inventors whose work was allegedly seized or classified, diving into a world where revolutionary technology meets eerie silence. Could these lost inventions have reshaped our present? Join us as we uncover the hidden battles behind these creations, the enigmatic circumstances surrounding their suppression, and the profound implications for society today. Discover a tale of innovation, intrigue, and the unseen forces that shape technological progress.
The Nevada Triangle, a mysterious area where 2,000 planes have vanished without a trace. Strange disappearances, experienced pilots, and high-tech aircraft - all gone in an instant. But it's not just Nevada; there are 12 "Vile Vortices" around the world where the impossible happens. From the Bermuda Triangle to the Dragon's Triangle off Japan, these locations have claimed countless lives. What's causing these bizarre occurrences? Is it strange weather phenomena, magnetic anomalies, or something even more sinister? Join us as we investigate the chilling secrets behind the Nevada Triangle and the world's most mysterious disappearance zones. Brace yourself for a journey into the unknown that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew. The Nevada Triangle has swallowed 2,000 planes in the last 60 years. Discover the chilling truth behind this mysterious region and its connection to other notorious disappearance zones worldwide.
In 1989, the Soviet Union sent two probes to explore Mars and its mysterious moon Phobos. The mission took a shocking turn when the Phobos 2 probe suddenly malfunctioned and captured a puzzling final image before going offline. As astronomers studied Phobos more closely, they discovered the tiny moon harbors some extraordinary secrets. Strange anomalies on its surface have led to theories that Phobos may be artificial or even hollow. Join us as we investigate the perplexing case of Phobos 2 and the enigmatic features of Mars' moon. We'll examine the evidence, discuss the possibilities, and uncover the truth behind one of the most fascinating mysteries in our solar system.
Comments (53)


Thank you so much, AJ and crew especially Jenn. I just got around to your deep dives and I am thrilled to see true to your word you r deep dives are 👌 awesome

Jul 13th

🍌 𝓨𝓜𝓪𝓷 🌱🌼🍓🌳☔🌿🍃🌲 ᕙ/͠- ʖ̯ ͝-\ᕗ

This episode was a bit much . . .

Jul 8th

Christopher Jones

Is this the Mr Crowley Ozzy Osbourne sings about?

Jul 3rd
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Neil Rhino Neil Bridges

Where is Heckle Fish?

Jul 3rd

Gwyn Weavers

im curious, what are your religious views AJ? I'm not asking to judge, I'm asking because I enjoy the topic of religion and based upon the videos and podcasts you've done I can't help but be curious on what your beliefs are. between this episode, the annuaki (however it's spelled) the book of Enoch, and Noah's ark, perhaps you're beliefs could help some people connect the pieces and understand their faith. I'm speaking specifically for those who question their faith.

Jul 3rd

Matt Paylor

love these iv listened to all of them help me with my work day

Jun 20th


Weirdo deviants have figured out how to mask their behaviours in the last 100 years haven't they? You'll never hear anyone admit those things today. Eventually, they'll put such a tight clamp on their hedonistic lifestyles that people will forget about them. Well, forget about them until the arrests. And then we'll think, "That's the exception and not the rule"! Good and decent people are so naive and gullible!

Jun 19th
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Chemical Bull

Thank you for providing such useful insights!

Jun 3rd

Norbert Schultz

Thank you 🙏🏻 This was very interesting!

May 16th

Vonn Blade

Fear the crabcat

May 8th



May 4th

Luna Ronin

You posted the episode as a podcast BEFORE the YouTube premiere? Risky move, AJ.

Apr 27th


And that was the last episode of the Why Files

Apr 26th


#RockinwhyFy Love it. Love you.. ẞig Fan🔥 🙋🤙🔜🛸👽

Mar 23rd

ssjjdj ueueuedhe

Your approach sounds fascinating! I appreciate the dedication to thorough research about the and the promise of fresh insights. Looking forward to diving into your episodes and uncovering some intriguing mysteries and myths.

Mar 14th

Fallon Clark

idk what the random voice is that interrupts, but it's so offputting. Had to stop the episode.

Mar 11th


I‘ve been in These caves in Kappadokia, It’s so awesome

Feb 29th


Very interesting. Thanks AJ!

Feb 24th

Len Conyers

8:48 "specifically designed".... hmm

Feb 21st

Carl Peterson

I know Timothy Hogan through freemason circles and he's been a delight and a great resource when it comes to those items.

Feb 12th