On this installment of Bizarre Journey we’re investigating the unusual and downright weird historical past of nuclear weapons and aliens in Nevada. As soon as generally known as “Atomic Metropolis,” nuclear tourism helped create the trendy Las Vegas that everyone knows at present, however its story can be related with one other splendidly bizarre phenomenon – UFOs and Space 51.
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Nevada is known around the globe for the brilliant lights of Las Vegas, however there’s much more to like in regards to the state than simply the one-armed bandits. The state can be residence to a number of the strangest locations within the nation with distinctive histories to match. This week on the podcast we’re taking a deep dive into two of these bizarre occasions – nuclear testing tourism and the otherworldly presence of UFOs.
Nuclear testing in Nevada has a protracted historical past, however for a couple of years it was really the highest tourism draw to each Vegas and the state. Atomic Metropolis, as Las Vegas rapidly turned identified, featured particular mushroom cloud viewing events, costumes and even bespoke cocktails. Across the identical time one other weird draw to the state was taking kind, the thriller surrounding the presence of aliens on our planet and the position an out of the way in which army set up performed of their arrival – Space 51. This week on the podcast we study extra about these weird tourism developments in addition to go delightfully off matter greater than as soon as.
Patrick Kozicky lives in Minneapolis, MN. He’s an Ensemble Member with DalekoArts, a theater firm based mostly in Minnesota. He’s additionally co-host and co-producer of Gays Do the D, a Disney podcast with an LGBTQ+ perspective. He loves touring, studying, canine and popcorn. Passions embody, volunteerism, social justice, and humanities schooling. When he’s not busy saving the world (or at the least saving the world from himself) he loves studying up on mysteries or true crime, and staying up late, watching horror films. (with popcorn after all).