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Mysterious Universe brings you the latest news and podcasts covering the strange, extraordinary, weird, wonderful and everything in between.

We strive to maintain a balance of healthy skepticism and entertainment while never losing our sense of humour.


The Mysterious Universe podcast debuted in 2006 and has since grown to a huge following with millions of downloads from around the world. With high production values and the host’s refreshing approach, the podcast immediately stood out from its competitors.

In 2009 Mysterious Universe Plus+ launched to meet the demand for more podcasts. A Plus+ membership gives fans extended editions of our shows along with unique, member’s only Plus+ podcasts every week. See more info on the great features of Plus+ here.

Be sure to check out our Podcasts page and find out why Mysterious Universe is considered by many to be the best in the genre.

The Team

  • Benjamin Grundy

     Special Ability: Obsessed with cables


    In 2006, Ben combined his talents learnt in electronic music production with his deep love for alternative philosophy and all things paranormal to create Mysterious Universe.

    Ben’s experience as former student of Chinese medicine and practitioner of eastern QiGong practices has always allowed him to view the world from a different lens.

    With a strong, almost obsessive drive for high quality production and attention to detail, coupled with a dry wit and playful approach to the subject matter, Ben has turned what was once a part time hobby into a full time career.

  • Aaron Wright

     Special Ability: Christian Bale rage


    Aaron is a former Crime Scene Investigator with tertiary qualifications in Science. From an early age, Aaron had a strong yet cynical fascination with paranormal phenomena. This all changed one night when returning to his home in inner Sydney to be confronted with a headless apparition of a man from the 1930’s. Thus started his passion to find what  is out there beyond the world we can see.

  • Micah Hanks

     Special Ability: The Mouth of the South


    Micah Hanks is a writer and researcher whose work addresses a variety of unexplained phenomena. Over the last decade, his research has taken him into studies of the more esoteric realms of the strange and unusual, as well as cultural phenomena, human history, and the prospects of our technological future as a species as influenced by science.

    He is author of several books, including Magic, Mysticism and the Molecule, Reynolds Mansion: An Invitation to the Past, and his 2012 New Page Books release, The UFO Singularity. Hanks is also an executive editor for Intrepid Magazine, and writes for a variety of other publications including FATE Magazine, UFO Magazine, and New Dawn. Hanks has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, including National Geographic’s Paranatural, the History Channel’s Guts and Bolts, CNN Radio, and The Jeff Rense Program.

    He also produces a weekly podcast that follows his research at his popular Website, Hanks lives in the heart of Appalachia near Asheville, North Carolina.

  • Nick Redfern

     Special Ability: Chupacabra Tamer


    Nick Redfern is the author of many books, including A Covert Agenda; The FBI Files; Cosmic Crashes; Strange Secrets (with Andy Roberts); Three Men Seeking Monsters; Body Snatchers in the Desert; On the Trail of the Saucer Spies; Celebrity Secrets; Man-Monkey; Memoirs of a Monster Hunter; There’s Something in the Woods; Science Fiction Secrets; Contactees; Monsters of Texas (with Ken Gerhard); Final Events; The NASA Conspiracies; Space Girl Dead on Spaghetti Junction; The Real Men in Black; Keep Out; The Pyramids and the Pentagon; and The World’s Weirdest Places.

    Forthcoming books from Nick include: Wildman; Monster Diary; Sinister Tales of the Men in Black; and Nick Redfern’s The Monster Files. Nick Redfern can be contacted at his blog:

  • Red Pill Junkie

     Special Ability: Double Leg Takedown


    No one truly knows from whence RPJ came. Some say he appeared on a dark and stormy night when the moon was full, a ghostly masked visage wreathed in mist. All that is known for certain is that he writes a mean weekly piece for Mysterious Universe called Red Pills of the Week!

  • Rob Morphy

     Special Ability: Highly skilled with crayons


    Rob is a former journalist and tattoo artist who has nurtured a lifelong fascination for trash cinema and the unknown. He is a co-founder of the cryptozoological website American Monsters and focuses as much time on paranormal pursuits as humanly possible, when he’s not preoccupied with his career as an illustrator, author, filmmaker and graphic designer. Rob is also a co-host on the pop-culture podcast Earth’s Mightiest Bastards.

  • Jason Offutt

     Special Ability: Possibly a Cryptid.


    Jason Offutt’s books include the paranormal titles, “What Lurks Beyond,” “Darkness Walks,” “Haunted Missouri,” and “Paranormal Missouri,” a humorous travelogue “Through a Corn-Swept Land,” and upcoming zombie novel “The Dead Earth.” Jason lives with his family in Northwest Missouri where he teaches college journalism, and keeps humanity safe from the forces of evil.

  • Dr. Rita Louise

     Special Ability: The Power Within


    Bestselling author and Medical Intuitive, Dr. Rita Louise is the host of Just Energy Radio and the Founder of the Institute Of Applied Energetics. She is the author of the books Man-Made: The Chronicles Of Our Extraterrestrial Gods, Avoiding The Cosmic 2X4, Dark Angels: An Insider’s Guide To Ghosts, Spirits & Attached Entities and The Power Within as well as hundreds of articles that have been published worldwide. She has appeared on radio and television and has spoken at conferences covering topics such as health and healing, ghosts, intuition, ancient mysteries and the paranormal.  For more information about Dr. Rita please visit or listen to her live at

  • Louis Proud

     Special Ability: Can cast the Light spell once daily.


    Louis Proud, who lives in Darwin, Australia, is an avid writer and researcher specializing in paranormal and occult phenomena, conspiracism, and fringe science. Described by Colin Wilson as “one of the most acute commentators on the paranormal to appear in recent years,” his work has appeared in Fate, Paranormal, New Dawn, and Nexus magazines. He has written two books: Dark Intrusions (Anomalist Books, 2009) and The Secret Influence of the Moon (due to be released in December this year by Inner Traditions). His blog:


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