Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World

Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World is an exploration of the weird, the strange, and the unusual. Join Jimmy Akin and co-host Domenico Bettinelli for a fascinating look at ancient mysteries, folk tales, urban legends, crimes, conspiracies, and the supernatural from the twin perspectives of faith and reason.

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Recent Episodes

The Miracle of Calanda (Regrown Limb! Amputated Leg!) - Some skeptics say that if God were real, then we'd see miracles of amputated limbs regrown and we don't. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine a reported of just that, where a young man in 17th-century Spain regrew his leg.
Terminal Lucidity (Sudden Awakenings, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Near-Death) - Sometimes, near death, a person with dementia will suddenly regain clarity and lucidity and give loved ones a chance to say goodbye. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the phenomenon called terminal lucidity, what could cause it, and whether it tells us anything new about the brain, soul, and consciousness.
Joe Fisher’s Hungry Ghosts! (Siren Call of the Hungry Ghosts, Guides, Mediumship, Channeling) - Last time, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discussed Joe Fisher's mid-1980s experiences with spirit guides, and they continue to look at what he learned as he researched the guides and their claims and come to their own conclusions about what had entered Joe's life.
Joe Fisher’s Spirit Guides (Guides, Mediumship, Channeling, Siren Call of the Hungry Ghosts) - Joe Fisher's research into spirit guides led him to past life revelations and even a spirit romance. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss how Joe was encouraged to investigate these paranormal claims, the evidence he found, and what he eventually concluded.
Adam, Eve, and Early Humans (& More Weird Questions) - It's the fifth episode of the month, so Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live is asking Jimmy Akin weird questions from listeners, about topics like how Adam and Eve relate to other early human ancestors; could dark matter and energy be angelic or demonic; can you pray for souls in hell; and more weird questions.

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