MACK #100: Conspiracies, Unsolved Mysteries & Deep Dark Secrets #8

Wooo! It’s our one hundredth episode and we’re celebrating with the eighth installment of our Conspiracies, Unsolved Mysteries & Deep Dark Secrets series!

Let’s get right to it, shall we?


Lina Morgana []This week’s conspiracy is about a lovely young lady who was tragically taken from us way too early. Meet Lina Morgana, a very talented young lady who was definitely on the fast track to fame and fortune.

The official story — if you can find it — is that Lina jumped to her death in 2008.

The official conspiracy, however, hints that Lady Gaga may have been involved. You see, Lady Gaga was Lina’s back up vocalist. The rumor is they recorded 12 songs together before Lina’s untimely death. Some have stated that Gaga’s interesting style choices were ripped off from Lina. Does this all sound too crazy to you? Perhaps it is, but there seems to have been a concerted effort to scrub Lina’s death from the internet. To me that screams “Streisand Effect.”

In the song “Wunderland” (which we play in this episode) Lina sings the word “can’t” as “c-c-c-can’t” and one can’t help but wonder if “p-p-p-poker face” wasn’t a direct bite from that. Or is it an homage? We can only speculate.

Regardless of the cause of her death, the world would be a much better place with Lina still in it. Her family has put together a lovely website honoring Lina, and many of her songs and television appearances can still be found on youtube (including songs featuring Gaga).

Lina Morgana: American Girl [Full Album] | Lina Morgana: Imperfection [Full Album] | Lina Morgana: Candy Curls [Full Album]




The Rendlesham Forest Incident, also known as ‘Britain’s Roswell’, is undoubtedly one of the best documented and most significant military encounters with a Craft of Unknown Origin or UFO. It is also a case that involved very credible witnesses, trained (USAF) United States Air Force observers and security police.

The incident spanned three days in 1980. Rendlesham Forest is a large pine forest, east of Ipswich, in Suffolk, England. Nearby are the twin NATO air bases, RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge; at the time both bases were being leased to the United States Air Force. Several UFO incidents, including multiple-witness sightings by military personnel, ground traces, and radioactive anomalies were reported from Rendlesham forest.

According to USAF security patrolmen on duty, “the object was described as being metallic in appearance and triangular in shape, approx. 2-3 meters across the base… it illuminated the entire forest with a white light, and had a pulsing red light on top and a bank(s) of blue lights underneath.” In November, 2002, the British Ministry of Defense released the “Rendlesham File” of documents related to and confirming the Rendlesham Forest incident.

In this segment we go through some of the evidence from Lt. Col. Charles Halt’s micro-recorder as well as some testimony we found in an episode of Unsolved Mysteries. Personally, I believe these guys 100% saw something unexplainable — Dave’s not entirely sure.



This Deep Dark Secret comes courtesy of, one of the best places for Hollywood gossip.

I am calling it Old Hollywood, but the subject of the blind is still alive. Very old, but alive. I always say the first rule of Hollywood is to never leave a hit show. This actor/singer was one of the first to do it and when he left, the show didn’t have a chance, and crashed and burned the next year. He will say he left the show because he was sick. Yes, sick from drinking too much, but that isn’t the reason. The reason was that he knew, that despite him being the second lead, he was the star of the show. People watched because of him. He wanted a raise that would have made him the highest paid actor of the time, whether in movies or television. The name of the show is also memorialized in song. The producers of the show thought he was bluffing. He wasn’t. They thought they could be a hit without him. They were wrong. It limped through the one season without him. They tried to get him to come back during that final season, but he asked for even more money than before, because he knew they were desperate. Not desperate enough to pay him his fee though. So, what happened to our actor? He never had another hit. He worked and worked, but no hits. 

The cracker jack super sleuths in the comments identified George Maharis as being the subject of this old Hollywood Blind item. George was the second lead in the show “Route 66” which aired from 1960 to 1964. George was ballsy enough to walk away from the show and Hollywood made an example out of him. Dave and I go over this story and do some speculating!

This episode was very fun for me since I’m a big fan of Conspiracies, Unsolved Mysteries and Deep Dark Secrets anyway. I’ve never met a conspiracy theory I didn’t like to be quite honest. If you enjoy these things too, please do check out our other conspiracy-minded podcast episodes!

Welp, that’s it for our 100th episode! To those of you who have actually listened to all of our episodes, thank you so much for that! It’s much appreciated!

I’m not sure if we’ll be able to post a hundred more, but we’re certainly going to do our best.

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Alrighty, that’s it from me, for now.

Thanks again for listening!