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My Dark Path

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My Dark Path

MF Thomas, Creator & Host

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My Dark Path explores the fringes of history, science, and the paranormal. In every episode, creator and host MF Thomas illuminates a topic taken from the dark corners of our world. Combining his personal, on-location research with insights from experts, researchers and historians, every episode will intrigue, excite, and perhaps, send a shiver down your spine. Visit www.mydarkpath.com for more information.
 
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A Sickness in Time

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A Sickness in Time

MF Thomas & Nicholas Thurkettle

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Kirkus Reviews: "...pure exhilaration. The authors’ prose is, like the book overall, intelligent and comprehensive, especially with chic terminology like 'gravity wake,' a field created by accelerated particles, the essence of traversing space-time. Complex scientific notions in a story format prove equally entertaining and perceptive."In 2038, the human race is in a death spiral, and most people do not even know it yet. Technology that was supposed to make us better and stronger instead is ...
 
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Learn how the story of one of the most infamous mass murders in American history has been distorted over time. Join us to explore the crime that started the legend of the Amityville Horror. Song credits: Stroke of Midnight - Falls Brenner - Falls At the Stroke of Midnight - Moments IsolationKevin - Graham Taped - Acreage Hallowed Halls - Moments…
 
In this episode we illuminate this dark path to learn more about the mysteries behind alien greys and what really happened to the Hills all those years ago. Listen to learn more about: How the Hills were allegedly hypnotized and tested by otherworldly beings. How people use the trauma of others to gain fame and profit. How fact and fiction merge wh…
 
Travel this dark path to learn how love, crime, and fire became a story that continues to resonate in Japan today. Listen to learn more about: How the Japanese fear and respect flames. The crimes of Yaoya Oshichi, and how they changed the history of Japan forever. How the writer, Ihara Saikaku, single handedly rewrote history. Songs in the episode:…
 
Travel this dark path to learn more about the dangers of the discovery of the Northwest Passage. Listen to Learn More About: Sir John Franklin, a captain who searched for the Northwest Passage Erebus McClure and the discovery of the Northwest Passage Kensal Green, the oldest of the Magnificent 7 Cemeteries See full show notes at mydarkpath.com Musi…
 
Come walk this dark path of mistrust and persecution to learn more about the history of Christianity In Japan and Christian traditions unique to their culture. Listen To learn More about: The Japanese tomb for Jesus Christ The largest rebelion in Japanese history, Shimabara Rebellion, and why it happened Early Christian Missionaries in Japan Japane…
 
Join us on this week's dark path into the lives of people in witness security, and learn more about the Italian Mafia on the way. Listen to Learn More About: —Notable Mafia members like Salvatore Maranzano, who established the five dominant Mafia families, and Joseph Barbra, a powerful mafia leader that established a famous soda company still aroun…
 
Come walk this dark path with us and plunge into the history of spies. Learn from MF Thomas' first hand experiences about the uncrackable codes used to transmit information at ‘number stations.’ Listen To Learn More about: 1. Number Stations and how they allow spies to transfer information 2. Real life spies, Kendall and Gwen Myers 3. The North Kor…
 
You probably know a lot about the Salem witch trials, but did you know that it was not the site of the first witchcraft trial in the colonial United States? Accused witches had been appearing in New England courtrooms for half a century. In many ways, Salem was the last gasp, the most notorious, nightmarish outcome of a process that, maybe, made it…
 
The nightmare these two women found themselves in was far from over. Throughout their lives, they had been exploited, by poverty, by sexism; and now the exploitation was coming from international politics. They were set up to take the fall for the people who actually planned this crime; and what followed as multiple nations got pulled into the ugly…
 
Get ready for a saga about a murder where the murderers, themselves, were victims, and a chillingly contemporary story of how innocent individuals can fall through the cracks when nations clash. Nobody leaves this story with their hands clean. Listen to Learn More about: The mysterious assassination of Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un's ( the current dict…
 
These men fought for Britain, France, Poland, and other nations. They were the most daring, imaginative, and brave Allied prisoners plunked into one facility, and for years against all odds and every setback, they relentlessly put the supposedly “escape proof” castle to the test. This is their story – not a single, dramatic mass escape, but a tale …
 
How could an entire international competition involving dozens of nations and hundreds of elite athletes be stricken from the official history of the Olympic Games? Listen To Learn More About: The founding of the IOC and Pierre de Coubertin The “unofficial” Olympic games of 1906 The gold medalist who was borne with Polio and other amateur Olympians…
 
At the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896, anyone who showed up on the day of competition would have an opportunity to compete. And as for what events they would compete in? The classical Olympics were more than sporting events: they included poetry readings, debates, art, theatre, diplomatic meetings between sworn enemies. And Pierre de Coube…
 
So where did the idea of using an artificial electrical impulse to control the heartbeat begin? Well, as with most scientific progress, there’s a long chain of contributors, but I want to talk today about a transformational role played by an inquisitive man from Minneapolis, Minnesota named Earl Bakken; and the inspiration he got from a movie he sa…
 
It’s one of the darkest stories we’ve told here – the story of a man who became famous for saying he saw a UFO, and who became a terrorist because his own government invited him to. The UFO wasn’t real, but the bombings, terror, and death that followed – they’re as real as it gets. Listen to learn more about: 1. Cult psychology 2. Aladino Felix's U…
 
As well-documented as things are, there’s so much left that’s unknown. And the speculation about just what the Nazis could be capable of didn’t start in the aftermath as historians and scientists worked to put together a record of it all. It had an impact on the battlefield at the peak of the fighting. Maybe the best way to capture this dark path o…
 
The Museum of Automatons is packed with automatons... mechanical figures that move and speak. Imagine what Walt Disney would have designed in the 18th century - automatons were attempts to mimic human figures in remarkable ways. Really, just the first glimpse at the future of robotics...or at least robots that would mimic humans and other animals. …
 
Air travel to Hawaii is actually an amazing story of innovation, imagination, and tremendous courage as well as a great deal of tragedy. Like most opportunities we have in our lives, it’s easy to take for granted the sacrifices that made them possible. So, it’s a dark path that eventually opens up into the sunny skies to the land of Aloha, and invo…
 
My Dark Path explores the fringes of history, science, and the paranormal. In every episode, MF Thomas illuminates a topic taken from dark corners of our world. Combining his personal, on-location research with insights from experts, researchers and historians, every episode will intrigue, excite, and perhaps, send a shiver down your spine. Subscri…
 
John Glenn. Alan Shepard. Scott Carpenter. Gordon Cooper. Gus Grissom. Deke Slayton. Wally Schirra. These are the names of the members of the Mercury Seven— America’s first astronauts, charged with the task of being the human faces of a massive collective effort to beat the Soviet Union in a race to space. And, of course, charged with the task of a…
 
The desire to know if Unidentified Flying Objects are real continues to grow in the USA and world-wide, especially with recent releases of previously classified video from the Department of Defense. One encounter yet to be explained was that of Deputy Sheriff Val Johnson, whose UFO sighting left his patrol car damaged and his memory blank. The Fort…
 
How does someone’s corpse get so exploited and degraded that, decades later, everyone mistakes him for a prop? After Elmer McCurdy’s death, his embalmed body was exploited as a sideshow attraction, a movie prop, and ultimately a decoration in an amusement park’s haunted house. Listen to learn more about Elmer McCurdy—a train robber who was killed i…
 
How did a luxury international hotel brand in Taipei earn the reputation as one of the most haunted hotels in the world? Listen to learn more about Key moments in the history of Taiwan, including its founding by Chiang Kai-shek and his son Chiang Ching-Kuo. How the Hyatt hotel brand was founded. The history of ghost stories. MF Thomas’ personal exp…
 
Today Peenemünde is a small German town that borders the Baltic Sea. It sits amid a beautiful patchwork of farmland and national parks but the peaceful environment belies its role in the Nazi government’s development of V1 flying bomb and V2 rocket. Listen to learn more about The early visionaries of rocketry, including Hermann Oberth, Herman Potoč…
 
Airships became one of the most visible and popular methods of travel in the early 20th Century before the Hindenburg accident and competition from airplanes made airships almost an afterthought. Listen to learn more about The early inventors who created the first hot air balloons and those who applied balloon technology to create airship. Count Vo…
 
On December 2, I’ll release my next book, Arcade. It’s a gripping story of post-apocalyptic Silicon Valley. Those who have read Arcade says it appeals to those who enjoy stories such as Ready Player One, Alien and Interstellar. You can read all about the book here on my website. As a friend or past reviewer of Seeing by Moonlight and A Sickness in …
 
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