Odd Ball Podcast

Odd Ball is a story about a UFO investigation, a mansion in the woods and how one shiny object sent a  Jacksonville, Florida family into hiding. Each week host Lindsey Kilbride dives deeper into the 1974 mystery of the "Betz sphere."

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Lindsey looks into where the sphere really is. And will she ever get to talk to Gerri?

Odd Ball is made possible by supporters of WJCT Public Media, with additional support from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters

Respected scientists come to different conclusions about the sphere’s behavior and origin. Today, more scientists weigh in with their own theories and questions. Lindsey begins exploring another shocking twist.

Odd Ball is made possible by supporters of WJCT Public Media, with additional support from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters

As the attention surrounding the "Betz Sphere" continues to grow,  so do the theories behind its origin and the number of investigations. The family even claims a famous scientist insisted on sleeping in the same room as the ball. People Gerri confided in tell tales of seemingly sinister behavior by some of the investigators. 

Odd Ball is made possible by supporters of WJCT Public Media, with additional support from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters

Gerri Betz was known in Jacksonville as a strong community leader and entrepreneur who happened to live in a beautiful castle with her husband and kids and the family dog. When a metal sphere lands on her property and disrupts that life, she talks to reporters about it for many weeks — but suddenly stops. Who is Gerri Betz? Can she be trusted?

Odd Ball is made possible by supporters of WJCT Public Media, with additional support from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters.

In 1974 a metal sphere was discovered on a prominent family’s property in Jacksonville, Florida.  What at first was a mere curiosity soon seemed more otherworldly as, witnesses say, it rolled around on its own. A media frenzy erupted as the ball sparked interest from the Navy and nationally renowned scientists. The obsession with the mysterious ball ultimately silenced the family.

Odd Ball is made possible by supporters of WJCT Public Media, with additional support from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters. 

Odd Ball Trailer

Sep 13, 2019

Odd Ball is a story about a UFO investigation, a mansion in the woods and how one shiny object sent a Jacksonville, Florida family into hiding. Each week host Lindsey Kilbride dives deeper into the 1974 mystery of the “Betz sphere.”

Odd Ball is made possible by supporters of WJCT Public Media, with additional support from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters. If you want to hear the entire series, you can binge all the episodes right now. Go to oddballpodcast.com/shop, and for a $20 contribution you can get the All-Access Pass.