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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:24:05 -0700Gene and Chris welcome veteran UFO researchers Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden, author of "Fact, Fiction and Flying Saucers," which is subtitled, "The Truth Behind the Misinformation, Distortion, and Derision by Debunkers, Government Agencies, and Conspiracy Conmen." The book traces the origins of the government's ongoing conspiracy to debunk UFO sightings in order to hide the truth about the phenomenon. The book focuses on three of the most famous — or infamous — debunkers, astronomer Dr. Howard Menzel, aviation journalist Philip Klass, and Dr. Edward Condon, a nuclear physicist, and how they attempted to obscure the truth with casual dismissals of some of the most significant evidence.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 04:26:51 -0700Gene and Chris talk shop with forum moderator Goggs Mackay along for the ride. Chris wonders why all the data from a decade’s worth of San Luis Valley research that he’s submitted to MUFON and NIDS (National Institute for Discovery Science) has not received an acknowledgement — or a thank you. He discusses some of the amazing phenomena he's investigated, cases that have yet to become part of the UFO lexicon. And what about disclosure advocates such as Stephen Bassett? Can we ever really understand the true source behind UFOs? Could we even wrap our heads around or do we have language to describe what it's really all about? What about communicating with aliens that do not look or think in a way that even resembles what we humans understand?
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 04:27:49 -0700Gene and Chris bring back two noted Bigfoot researchers — David Weatherly and Lyle Blackburn. Both are contributing authors in Wood Knocks, a new yearly journal covering Bigfoot research and investigations, which is being published by Weatherly's publishing company. Both have been on the show before and are considered two of our top cryptozoological researchers. David is also considered a leading "Black-eyed Kids" researcher and Lyle (on his Paracast appearance in 2014) spoke about "Lizard Men" sightings. This episode is designed to bring you up to date on cutting-edge work in these fields.
Sun, 04 Sep 2016 04:29:09 -0700Gene and guest co-host Goggs Mackay present Dr. Robert Davis, author of "The UFO Phenomenon: Should I Believe?" Robert Davis is an internationally recognized scientist in his field, and served as a professor at the State University of New York for over 30 years. He is a member of the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters (FREE),” composed of many leading researchers from various disciplines. The FREE website includes their initiatives, scholarly articles written by members of FREE, and the results of their ongoing research results obtained from over 2,500 individuals who report conscious recall of contact with UFOs and non-human intelligent beings. During this episode, Dr. Davis will address the outcomes of their preliminary research results and associated theories and implications for future research.
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:45:45 -0700When it comes to cutting-edge speculation about the paranormal, nobody does it better than Greg Bishop, of "Radio Misterioso," so we've asked him to return to The Paracast for an open "shop talk" agenda. His latest book, "It Defies Language," illustrated by Red Pill Junkie, is collection of essays about the UFO subject and related phenomena. During this session, Greg will talk about newly discovered exoplanets, and what form an intelligent race from outer space might take. The discussion moves to different species on Earth and their surprising displays of possibly advanced intelligence. Chris delivers an update on the San Luis Valley Camera Project, the paranormal event detection network.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:19:28 -0700Gene and Chris present Renaissance Man Paul Davids, an author, artist, filmmaker and amazing story teller. His latest work is "An Atheist in Heaven," a follow-on to the DVD "The Life After Death Project," which is heavily focused on synchronicities. Paul will also talk, at length, about his friendship with Bill and Hillary Clinton, how he fed them UFO information over the years, and their reactions. He'll also discuss his long-time friendship with the late sci-fi/fantasy/horror film fan/writer/editor Forrest J Ackerman. Paul will recount his study of possible attempts by Ackerman, a professed atheist, to communicate from beyond the grave. Gene will also reveal the time when, as a teenager, he hosted Ackerman at his parent's apartment in Brooklyn, NY.
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 04:26:59 -0700If you need a wake-up call in the dog days of summer, there's always the one and only Walter Bosley. He's an author, blogger, former AFOSI agent and a former FBI counterintelligence specialist. He has covered mass shootings, breakaway civilizations, lost civilizations and more. On this episode, Walter joins Gene and Chris to talk about pop culture, Star Trek and aliens, and today's messy political environment and its possible relationship to the secret forces that may be in control of world events. We are joined by special guest Alejandro Rojas, of OpenMinds.tv, who engages in a spirited debate with Walter on the reality of breakaway civilizations.
Sun, 07 Aug 2016 04:28:24 -0700Gene and guest co-host Micah Hanks, of The Gralien Report, present a listener roundtable featuring Sue and Ufology, two of our long-time Paracast forum regulars. The wide-ranging discussion includes the touchy issue of politics and UFOs, and why the two are often considered together, personal experiences with possible MIBs, Micah's extensive research into the legend of the Brown Mountain lights in the western part of North Carolina, and the controversy surrounding the Travis Walton contact case. The back-and-forth about the Walton case will cover the contradictory results of lie detector tests he took, and why some researchers have long been skeptical about the case.
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 04:26:40 -0700Gene and Chris are visited by Marc Dantonio, the chief photo and video analyst for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). In this episode, Marc wears his astronomer hat as he talks at length about the ongoing discovery of exoplanets, which orbit other star systems. As we continue to uncover evidence that some of these planets may be Earth-like, does that increase the possibility that life exists there? Would it be life as we know it? Can such discoveries lead us to finding proof that intelligent races are visiting Earth? Marc also explores the potential that humans may some day perfect some sort of warp drive, for faster-than-light travel across space. And what about across dimensions, through wormholes? Does that lead us to the potential for a stargate? You'll also hear Marc describe his own paranormal encounters, and his views on UFO photos and videos.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 04:23:17 -0700Gene and Chris present a special return appearance by Linda Godfrey, author of "Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena." If you’ve ever heard an inexplicable bump in the night, caught a glimpse of a strange-looking someone (or something?) out of the corner of your eye, or seen an unusual craft dart across the sky before it vanishes without a trace, there’s only one person to call. Linda is the author of numerous books that offer rare reporting on bigfoot, werewolves, strange energy forms, and other bizarre beings—explores the mystical, legendary, and scientific angles of these creatures . . . and the surprising secret portals and doorways some may use to enter our world.
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 04:27:01 -0700It's shop talk time once again, as Gene and Chris take extra time to catch up on a host of subjects, including how to treat guests with wacky viewpoints, whether Chris is, of late, more accepting of a possible extraterrestrial solution to cattle mutilations, music and beliefs in UFOs, and strange sounds from time and space. Or from somewhere. We even include a few samples with which to assault your eyes. The discussion also focuses on upcoming guests, and there is, yes there are, a few moments of politically-related chatter and a response to people who prefer we not talk politics. After focusing on the harmful effects of trust funds on some of the rich and famous, Gene mentions his pal, the late Jim Moseley, and how he might have saved more of his fortune had he left well enough alone.
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 04:22:57 -0700Gene and Chris take a long and hard look at U.S. Presidents, and what they might know about UFOs, with author Grant Cameron. His new book, “The Clinton UFO Storybook; ET Politics in the White House,” is certainly a perfect title for today’s highly charged political environment. What about the promises made by Bill and Hillary Clinton to get to the bottom of the UFO mystery? How did their close aide, John Pedesta, influence their decision to look into the subject? Podesta has a long interest in UFOs, having written the foreward to Leslie Kean’s best-seller, “UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record.” Cameron will also explore possible whistle blowers, and the prospects that we’ll see UFO disclosure in our lifetimes.
Sun, 03 Jul 2016 04:30:36 -0700Gene and guest co-host Goggs Mackay present author Robert Robinson, who will take you on a fascinating “journey to adventure outside the box. Enter the exciting world of myths and monsters, the paranormal, extraterrestrials, lost treasures, and strange places. Enter the world of Legend Tripping and go on the ultimate family adventure.” According to Robert: “In my new book Legend Tripping: The Ultimate Adventure, I talk about going on day legend trips which are nothing more than visiting places that you only need a day to visit and explore like a museum or historical place.” This will be a fun-filled journey where you’ll also learn how to prepare for your excursions to explore the unknown.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 04:27:59 -0700Gene and Chris present Robert Damon Schneck, author of 'The Bye Bye Man And Other Strange-But-True Tales." From the liner notes: "Here is the authentically terrifying, true-life story recounted by historian Robert Damon Schneck in a chapter of his classic underground collection of weird Americana, which formed the basis for the major motion picture, The Bye Bye Man. The movie is set for release worldwide on December 9, 2016. The discussion also includes "The President's Vampire," another chapter and the original title of the book, and sidesteps into the UFO and Shaver mysteries. Caution: Due to the lurid nature of the conversation in the final two segments, we suggest you not have a meal while listening. Robert will also be featured as a special guest on the accompanying episode of After The Paracast.
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 04:22:21 -0700Prolific paranormal author and commentator Dr. Joseph P. Farrell returns to The Paracast for a breakaway civilization roundtable. Does another civilization coexist with us on Earth, and what sort of influences do they have on our society? Can 9/11 and other tragedies be blamed on such outside influences? How about the present-day polarized political byplay? The discussion will include his recent books, such as, "The Grid of the Gods," which focuses on ancient mysteries and the involvement of possible ETs. Author and former AFOSI agent and former FBI counterintelligence specialist Walter Bosley will join us as a member of the panel.
Sun, 12 Jun 2016 04:28:47 -0700Gene and Chris present a return visit from Col. John Alexander. As a cutting-edge theorist on UFOs and paranormal phenomena in general, his views stretch the boundaries of research." His 2011 book, "UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies and Realities" featured a foreword from Dr. Jacques Vallee and a commentary from the late Tom Clancy. What a juxtaposition, and you'll learn something about Clancy and his attitude towards UFOs. In addition to theorizing about our paranormal universe, "for the past six decades Dr. Alexander has been directly or indirectly involved in national security affairs. He wrote the seminal articles on non-lethal weapons and has authored studies on a wide variety of complex issues." All in all, expect a wide-ranging discussion of the most important issues of the day.
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 04:26:33 -0700One of our favorite guests, Walter Bosley, returns for to discuss the historical record of breakaway civilizations and possible interactions with visitors from space over two thousand years ago. The focus will center on his latest book, “ORIGIN: The Nineteenth Century Emergence of the 20th Century Breakaway Civilizations." He'll also examine the possibility that the crashed airship at Roswell, NM may have been sent by the hidden civilization that coexists with ours. And how do all those legends of hidden races dovetail with the legends of deros and teros from Richard Shaver? Walter is a blogger, former AFOSI agent and a former FBI counterintelligence specialist.
Sun, 29 May 2016 04:23:42 -0700He's back. The dean of UFO researchers, Stanton T. Friedman, returns to The Paracast to discuss the full range of UFO-related issues, including the latest on Roswell, recent sightings, abductions and more. He'll be asked how the key Roswell evidence has stood the test of time, whether there's a compelling case for the Aztec UFO crash, and if the best UFO cases occurred decades ago, that more recent sightings may not as compelling in terms of evidence. Friedman is one of the key researchers into the Roswell crash and other events over the years, and has posited a strong case that the phenomenon is the result of extraterrestrials visiting Earth.
Sun, 22 May 2016 04:23:53 -0700Gene and Chris present a forthright discussion with Kevin D. Randle, a long-time UFO investigator who has taken a no-nonsense approach to investigating the mystery. You can always depend on Kevin to thoroughly investigate a report or a claim to find the facts. The discussion will include the latest on the various mysteries he's probed over the years, with a special emphasis on the Roswell crash. How does this classic case stand up after a thorough probe of the existing evidence, which is being examined as a cold case? You'll be surprised at his findings. Kevin is a retired lieutenant colonel who served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and in Iraq as a battalion intelligence officer. He began writing for UFO magazines and eventually moved onto books.
Sun, 15 May 2016 04:26:41 -0700Gene and Chris present Preston Dennett, author of "Not From Here" and other books on UFOs and paranormal subjects. In his latest work, he presents ten articles on different aspects of the UFO mystery. According to his bio: "Preston Dennett began investigating UFOs and the paranormal in 1986 when he discovered that his family, friends and co-workers were having dramatic unexplained encounters. Since then, he has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and investigated a wide variety of paranormal phenomena. He is a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a ghost hunter, a paranormal researcher, and the author of 17 books and more than 100 articles on UFOs and the paranormal." And don't miss a spirited debate involving Chris and Preston and also Gene.
Sat, 07 May 2016 15:11:09 -0700Gene and guest co-host Greg Bishop, host of "Radio Misterioso," present Erica Lukes, a UFO researcher who has been passionate about UFOs, abductions and the paranormal for her entire life. After a series of personal UFO sightings in 2013, Erica felt compelled to find out what was taking place in Utah. She took a more active role and joined MUFON, becoming a MUFON Field Investigator and then State Director for MUFON in Utah. Erica worked as an Associate Producer for the MUFON Communications team and was also part of the MUFON Experiencer Research Team. She is currently head of the Utah UFO Research Project, an organization dedicated to scientifically researching UAP.
Sun, 01 May 2016 04:26:32 -0700Micah Hanks, of The Gralien Report, joins us to talk about a host of topics of interest to us today. First, we look at UFOs, and why old classification systems, in a world of drones and digital imagery, may need to be revamped. Refreshing our mindset about UFOs, Hanks also discusses what evolution may have to do with the way such things are perceived, and even why some may be prone toward a skeptical mindset about them. Also of interest, particularly in an election year, is the subject of secret groups and organizations, and the way they influence current events and world happenings.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:24:19 -0700Gene and Chris observe the passing of Albert K. Bender, once a UFO researcher who was instrumental in establishing the legend of the Men In Black in the early 1950s, a topic that has infused our popular culture and resulted in three blockbuster sci-fi films starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. The guest panel includes Nick Redfern, a prolific author of books on UFOs and the paranormal, some of which have focused on the MIB, and cutting-edge commentator Greg Bishop, of "Radio Misterioso," Greg's book of essays on all things paranormal, "It Defies Language," includes a foreword from Nick and illustrations from blogger Red Pill Junkie.
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 04:26:55 -0700Gene and Chris present David G. Robertson, author of UFOs, Conspiracy Theories and the New Age: Millennial Conspiracism. In this scholarly work, the author asks, "How-and why- were UFOs so prevalent in both conspiracy theories and the New Age milieu in the post-Cold War period? In this groundbreaking book, [the author] argues that UFOs symbolized an uncertainty about the boundaries between scientific knowledge and other ways of validating knowledge, and thus became part of a shared vocabulary." The book focuses on Whitley Strieber, David Icke and David Wilcock. Yes, we know the hardcover edition of this book is extremely expensive. A low-cost paperback edition will be released in 2017.
Sun, 10 Apr 2016 04:23:16 -0700Gene and Chris discuss movies, TV shows, pop culture and UFOs with Robbie Graham, author of "Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood's UFO Movies." According to his bio: "Robbie Graham is a leading authority on the cultural and political interplay between UFOs and Hollywood. He has been interviewed on these subjects for BBC Radio, Coast to Coast AM, Canal+ TV, and Vanity Fair, among others. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications including The Guardian, New Statesman, Filmfax, Fortean Times, and the peer-reviewed Journal of North American Studies, 49th Parallel." Consider how the classic 1951 sci-fi film, "The Day the Earth Stood Still," influenced early flying saucer contact claims from George Adamski and others.
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 04:27:34 -0700We welcome cutting-edge commentator Greg Bishop, of "Radio Misterioso," to talk about his fascinating new book, "It Defies Language." The book, with amazing illustrations from Red Pill Junkie, is "A collection of essays about the UFO subject and related phenomena. The first chapter discusses the U.S. Government's involvement along with the author's personal experiences with agents and military personnel. The text also includes historical perspectives on the subject, and theories and opinions on the current search for answers about UFOs from a viewpoint that is neither belief-based nor that of a doctrinaire skeptic. There are also entries about square craters on the Moon, black-eyed kids, and baseball games at Area 51." Nick Redfern wrote the foreword.
Sun, 27 Mar 2016 04:33:30 -0700Gene and Chris present Chase Kloetzke, Deputy Director of Investigations and Special Case Manager for MUFON. Chase has a long career that qualifies her as an ace investigator, including a stint as a Master Trainer and Master Instructor with the U.S. Department of Defense. Her background includes assignments with the Department of Homeland Security. Chase is also certified as a private investigator and she is an author of two popular books; “Admissible — The Field Investigators Manual," with Richard Dolan, and a first of its kind children’s book about UFOs, “Are Aliens Really Real?"
Sun, 20 Mar 2016 04:25:19 -0700Gene and Chris explore a crowd-sourced plan to launch a UFO detection satellite into low Earth orbit with Dave Cote, a project manager and software engineer for CubeSat for Disclosure. Plans call for launching the tiny satellite in 2017. It'll be run with open-source software, and will contain instrumentation to measure possible spaceborne UFO activity. The instruments include radiation detection, imaging equipment, including a scintillation counter and two high resolution cameras with parabolic lenses. If the project succeeds, Dave and his crew hope to launch more satellites. Other methods for detecting possible UFO activity will be discussed during this interview.
Sun, 13 Mar 2016 04:23:34 -0700Gene and Chris focus on nuts and bolts UFO research with research scientist Phyllis Budinger. In 2013, Phyllis was named "Ufologist of the Year" and the MUFON International Symposium in Las Vegas. She holds two degrees in Chemistry: B.S. from Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio (1961) and M.S. from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1964). Her expertise in the forensic analysis of UFO related materials has placed her services in great demand among well known investigators throughout the world including Ted Phillips [Delphos, KS case], Nancy Talbott, Kathleen Marden (the dress worn by Betty Hill when she was abducted), as well as working with MUFON Star Team investigators.
Sun, 06 Mar 2016 05:24:20 -0700Our listeners are just amazing, so we're proud to present yet another Listener Roundtable, this time featuring such popular forum regulars as Stonehart (Dave), Sue and Ufology (Randall). The discussion ranges from the state of UFO and paranormal research, and why women are less apt to listen and participate in paranormal forums or attend conventions. You'll hear about personal case histories, views about such controversial issues as UFO abductions, not to mention musical tastes, and even whether some psychics have genuine paranormal powers. Our guest panel also answers your questions.
Sun, 28 Feb 2016 05:27:06 -0700We observe ten years of The Paracast with a special roundtable featuring two of our guest co-hosts over the years, Greg Bishop, of "Radio Misterioso," film producer Paul Kimball, and long-time forum participant and moderator Goggs Mackay. We talk about the state of paranormal research, how our views have changed over the years when it comes to individual cases, such as Roswell, and the possible causes of the UFO phenomenon. The panel also discusses things that might be done to make research more productive; what about the evidence contained in those UFO databases, what about free and transparent evaluation of all the evidence? The discussion also includes the plight of the experiencer, how their lives have been impacted by their experience, and where UFO abductions may fit in. And what about "panic in the woods" and the "Oz Factor"? The discussion continues on this week's episode of After The Paracast.
Sun, 21 Feb 2016 05:21:42 -0700Gene and Chris present Peter Davenport, director of the National UFO Reporting Center, to join us for a UFO update. According to Davenport, "One of the issues I would like to discuss is the wild proliferation of sightings of clusters of red, orange, and yellow fireballs. It appears to be the most important facet to the current status of Ufology, and I strongly suspect that the overwhelming majority of those reports do not involve so-called 'Chinese' lanterns." Davenport will also discuss his ongoing plans to develop a UFO detection system using "passive" radar. First proposed 22 years ago, Davenport suggests that recent advancements in personal computer technology make the plans more feasible than ever.
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:22:50 -0700A very special episode featuring best-selling fact and fiction author Whitley Strieber. During this session, Whitley will discuss his new book, "The Super Natural," co-authored with J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religion at Rice University, Jeffery Kripal. According to the promotional notes, "[This] book looks at all kinds of 'impossible' things, from extra-dimensional beings to bilocation to bumps in the night. They contend that these phenomena are not impossible at all: rather, they are part of our natural world. 'The Super Natural' considers that the natural world is actually a 'user natural world' — and all we have to do to see this is to change the lenses through which we are looking at it and the languages through which we are presently limiting it."
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 05:23:13 -0700The Paracast explores cutting-edge theories about the paranormal with Eric Ouellet, author of "Illuminations: The UFO Experience as a Parapsychological Event." In this book, Dr. Ouellet asks the compelling question, "What if UFO experiences are the result of large-scale, unconscious, psychic forces?" According to the promotional notes for the book: "In Illuminations, sociologist Eric Ouellet offers a novel approach to a phenomenon that has thus far resisted all other efforts to explain it, be it as extraterrestrial craft, time travelers, secret government projects, or natural phenomena." The author is a professor of Defense Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada, and at the Canadian Forces College (Canada’s Joint Staff and War College). He has a Ph.D. in sociology from York University (Toronto, Canada).
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 05:22:21 -0700The 2016 IUFOC features such luminaries as Jacques Vallee, Nick Pope, Nick Redfern, Douglas Trumball, and Chris Rutkowski. That's a lot of firepower for one UFO convention. Discussing the event, the state of UFO research and other hot topics, is Alejandro Rojas, from convention sponsors OpenMinds.tv, He'll also talk about the situation at MUFON and what he might do in the unlikely event he became director of that organization. Alejandro is also host for Open Minds UFO Radio, and emcee for the International UFO Congress. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post.
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 05:24:52 -0700In the tradition of our fascinating episodes with Mike Clelland and Walter Bosley, we explore synchronicity even further with Dr. Kirby Surprise, author of "Synchronicity: The Art of Coincidence, Choice and Unlocking Your Mind." Is synchronicity due to some external force, or is it an ability that we all possess? How does it impact the world in which we live, and our own lives? According to his bio, "Dr. Kirby Surprise received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the Institute for Integral Studies. He works in an advanced outpatient program for the State of California where he assesses, diagnoses, and treats clients with psychotic and delusional disorders."
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 05:25:26 -0700We explore the amazing theories of alternate realities, parallel universes, as possible solutions to UFOs and other paranormal events with T. Allen Greenfield. In the 1960s, Allen and Gene, during an all-night brainstorming session, first hatched a theory meant to account for many of the anomalous elements surrounding the presence of UFOs in our skies. Allen is a past (elected) member of the Society for Psychical Research and the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (from 1960). He has twice been the recipient of the "UFOlogist of the Year Award" of the National UFO Conference (1972 and 1992).
Sun, 10 Jan 2016 05:26:07 -0700When it comes to UFO researchers, Chris Rutkowski is a class act. He returns to The Paracast for a 2015 UFO sighting update, his reaction to Hilary Clinton's promise to look into UFOs, the "new" Ufology and other hot topics in the field. We also focus on pop culture and sic-fi. Says his bio: “Chris Rutkowski, B.Sc., Med, is a Canadian science writer and educator, with a background in astronomy but with a passion for teaching science concepts to children and adults. Since the mid-1970s, he also has been studying reports of UFOs and writing about his investigations and research.”
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 05:27:05 -0700Have we made any progress at all in understanding our paranormal universe? For our first episode of 2016 invited Micah Hanks, of The Gralien Report, for a no-nonsense discussion about pop culture, the effects of myths on our society and other compelling topics. Micah is a writer, researcher, podcaster, lecturer and radio personality whose work addresses a variety of areas, including history, politics, scientific theories and unexplained phenomena. His research has examined a broad variety of subjects over the years, incorporating interest in scientific anomalies, cultural studies, psychology, sci-fi and pop culture, government secrecy, and the prospects of our technological future as a species as influenced by science.
Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:26:55 -0700We welcome the return of Mike Clelland to The Paracast after six years! He's author of the new book, "The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee." Says the publisher (Richard Dolan Press): "The owl has held a place of reverence and mystique throughout history. And as strange as this might seem, owls are also showing up in conjunction with the UFO experience. Mike Clelland has collected a wealth of first-hand accounts where owls manifest in the highly charged moments that surround alien contact. There is a strangeness to these accounts that defy simple explanations. This book explores implications that go far beyond what more conservative researchers would dare consider."
Sun, 20 Dec 2015 05:25:16 -0700Gene and Chris explore the possibility of talking to aliens, featuring Nancy du Tertre, author of "How to Talk to an Alien." She is a former securities litigation attorney and "Skeptical Psychic," and, in this book, she asks: "Do aliens exist? In 2013, one poll showed that nearly half of all Americans (48 percent) believe UFOs may be a sign of extraterrestrial visitation; another found that 10 percent of Americans claim to have actually witnessed an actual UFO; and yet another showed that 2.9 million Americans believe they had actually been abducted by aliens." This discussion also focuses on claims of communication with aliens and other so-called "higher beings."
Sun, 13 Dec 2015 05:23:49 -0700Gene and Chris present Walter Bosley, an author, blogger, former AFOSI agent and a former FBI counterintelligence specialist. The agenda includes amazing evidence of synchronicity, such as in the recent mass shooting in San Bernadino, CA. that was attributed to terrorism. Walter says, "Essentially these synchs relate to my Empire of the Wheel research and startled me, to be honest." He'll also talk about breakaway civilizations, focusing on his upcoming book, "Origin: The Nineteenth Century Emergence of the 20th Century Breakaway Civilizations" and possibly ancient aliens.
Sun, 06 Dec 2015 05:32:37 -0700Gene and Chris present Joshua Cutchin, author of "A Trojan Feast: The Food and Drink Offerings of Aliens, Faeries, and Sasquatch. Says the publisher: "Accept food from faeries, and you’ll never escape their realm, according to European folklore. Accept food from Sasquatch and you will forever be trapped in the spirit world, according to indigenous North American tales. And today, abductees—at least those who have returned—often report being offered strange beverages from their captors. Are these similarities mere coincidence, or is something more at play?" Joshua is an author and musician.
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 05:23:52 -0700Gene and Chris present a nuanced view of the controversial subject of UFO abductions with noted researcher Kathleen Marden. She'll focus heavily on investigative methods that include forensic hypnosis of those who claim to have been abducted, and she will also talk about the mistakes made by some investigators, who are untrained in the proper techniques of retrieving information, which may contaminate the results. Madden is a professional ufologist known around the world for her work as an alien abduction/ET contact researcher, author and lecturer. She is associated with the Mutual UFO Network, as Director of Experiencer Research, and the Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters.
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 05:25:48 -0700Gene and Chris present Chris Aubeck, co-author (with Martin Shough) of "Return to Magonia: Investigating UFOs in History." To understand the real nature of the UFO phenomenon, it's important to evaluate UFO sightings across the centuries. Are cases from hundreds of years ago similar to modern cases? If UFOs are an age-old phenomenon, how does that fact provide clues as to what's really going on? All in all, this will be a truly fascinating session that will move the discussion about UFOs into fascinating areas.
Sun, 15 Nov 2015 05:26:50 -0700We cover the forthcoming UFODATA project that is designed to create a worldwide network of surveillance stations that would be designed to detect possible UFO activity. You can read more information on the project in an article published by The Huffington Post: (Very) Local SETI: The Launch of a New UFO Science, Our guests include Mark Rodeghier, Ph.D., the scientific director and president of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies and Leslie Kean, an investigative journalist and author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record. We'll also cover Chris O'Brien's San Luis Valley Camera Project.
Sun, 08 Nov 2015 05:23:57 -0700Gene and guest co-host Goggs Mackay present Dr. John Brandenburg to help sort out all sorts of amazing Martian mysteries in light of NASA revelations about the presence of running water on Mars and new understandings of the red planet's atmosphere. Dr. Brandenburg is author of “Death on Mars: The Discovery of a Planetary Nuclear Massacre,” which describes a now-dead Martian civilization and the shocking reason for its demise: an ancient planetary-scale nuclear massacre leaving isotopic traces of vast explosions that endure to our present age. He works as a veteran plasma physicist and Senior Propulsion Scientist at Orbital Technologies Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin.
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 05:23:05 -0700We focus to serious investigations of UFO without prejudging or snap judgments with Clas Svahn, international director for UFO Sweden. The Paracast has covered the 1946-1949 "ghost rocket" mystery with Nick Redfern, Micah Hanks and "The Rosetta Deception" author James Carrion, but this week we'll expand on the subject with a noted Swedish researcher who has spent years investigating this little-known wave of hundreds of anomalous aerial objects seen over Scandinavia in the years surrounding the end of World War II. Contrary to what some believe, this mystery is ongoing, and there have been reports of this phenomenon almost to the present day. An introduction to UFO Sweden's documentary on "ghost rockets" can be found at: http://www.ghostrockets.se.
Sun, 25 Oct 2015 04:24:13 -0700Gene and Chris present an update on "traditional" UFO research with the “dean” of UFO researchers, Stanton T. Friedman, a long-time UFO investigator and a nuclear physicist. Friedman is one of the key researchers into the Roswell crash and other events over the years, and has posited a strong case that the phenomenon is the result of extraterrestrials visiting Earth. His recent books include “Flying Saucers and Science” (2008) and “Science Was Wrong,” (2010) co-authored with Kathleen Marden. He also wrote the foreword to "How to Talk to An Alien," from Nancy du Tertre. And, yes, he will be responding to questions about alien abductions.
Sun, 18 Oct 2015 04:26:57 -0700Gene and Chris present UFO abduction researcher, Dr. David Jacobs, author of "Walking Among Us: The Alien Plan to Control Humanity." In his 1998 book, "The Threat," Jacobs uncovered disconcerting reports about aliens' plans for the future of Earth. He reported that a "change" is coming; a future when very human-like hybrids would intermingle with humans in everyday life. "Soon we will all be together," the aliens said. "Soon everyone will be happy and everyone will know his place." So are there really human/alien hybrids among us? What are their motives? What are the implications?
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 04:27:05 -0700Gene and Chris present a return appearance by Don Ecker, host of the real "Dark Matters" radio show (accept no substitutes!) to discuss the mysteries of Mars in light of the recent announcement of the discovery of flowing water on the red planet. The discussion includes the legend of the Martian canals, the face on Mars, and the possibilities of an ancient civilization, or even a present-day civilization perhaps hidden below the surface. There will also be talk of lunar mysteries and the possible existence of a secret space program . You'll hear Don's answers to questions from our listeners.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:23:09 -0700Longtime Pennsylvania field investigator/author Stan Gordon returns to The Paracast. Stan is a low-key, unassuming guy who has been in the trenches for well over 50 years and is one of this country's most experienced paranormal/UFO/crypto investigators. He has been researching UFO sightings, Bigfoot encounters, and other mysterious events in Pennsylvania since 1959, and since then, he has been involved with the investigation of thousands of unusual incidents. He'll talk about his newest book, "Astonishing Encounters: Pennsylvania's Unknown Creatures (Casebook 3)," which is filled with many inexplicable reports — some literally beyond belief.
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 04:22:16 -0700With guest co-host Curtis Collins, one of our favorite and one of the most prolific authors of paranormal books, Nick Redfern, returns to The Paracast. He discusses two of his latest books, "Bloodline of the Gods: Unravel the Mystery of the Human Blood Type to Reveal the Aliens Among Us" and "Men in Black: Personal Stories & Eerie Adventures." The focus of the first is whether some humans, presumably those with Rh negative blood types, may be descended from an advanced race of extraterrestrials. The second covers more compelling reports of those strangely-garbed individuals sometimes seen in connection with UFO sightings. As usual, we'll be posing questions asked by our listeners in our forums.
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 04:26:00 -0700Gene and Chris present Rosemary Ellen Guiley to discuss her book, “Guide to Psychic Power,” which is presented as “a complete, step-by-step guide to developing and using your natural psychic power. Every person is born with natural psychic ability, also called intuition. You can easily improve your psychic power. This comprehensive guide…will show you how.” Guiley is the author of nine encyclopedias and over 50 books. She is an internationally recognized expert in the paranormal and the occult.
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 04:23:35 -0700A special "turnabout is fair play" episode where four members of The Paracast forums question Gene and Chris about a variety of subjects, including their early introductions to the world of the paranormal. You'll hear a lengthy description of a frightening encounter with strange beings, "stick men," when Chris was very young. This listener roundtable features Burnt State, ChrisJohnsen, Jeff Crowell and Ufology.
Sun, 06 Sep 2015 04:27:09 -0700Gene and Chris and Goggs Mackay are joined by Walter Bosley, an author, a former AFOSI agent and a former FBI counterintelligence specialist. They discuss a wide variety of subjects from pop culture, movie special effects, to so-called breakaway civilizations. So is it possible that UFOs and other unusual events are caused by individuals who have left our known world and are engaging in actions that we do not quite understand? The term was originally coined by UFO researcher and historian Richard Dolan to describe black budget projects, a secret space program, central bankers, secret societies and other agencies that fly under the radar. But Bosley feels there are actually two breakaway civilizations.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:25:11 -0700Author/UFO researcher/science writer Chris Rutkowski returns to The Paracast to present an update on the latest sightings in Canada, classic cases, "M-File" cases from Manitoba, and responsible speculation about UFOs. Chris was also associated with the Roswell Slides Research Group, which quickly and easily demonstrated that the body in the slides was that of a mummified child and not an extraterrestrial. During this segment, Chris will provide an update into the state of UFO research, the possible impact of their presence and how we're faring towards finding a solution to the mystery.
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 04:23:37 -0700Featuring guest co-host Curt Collins. The last time Red Pill Junkie, a prolific blogger on all things paranormal, appeared on The Paracast, he entertained us with his tale of attending that Mexico City event in which the alleged evidence for the Roswell Slides was presented. He will touch upon that subject briefly, but also focus on UFOs and the possible sources of the phenomenon, what form alien life might take, UFO abductions and the possible similarities with near-death experiences, precognition and loads of other compelling subjects. Red Pill Junkie, describes himself as, "An agnostic gnostic, a walking conundrum and a metaphysical oxymoron —with emphasis in the 'moron' part." The discussion continues on After The Paracast.
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 04:23:18 -0700Legend has it that the Montauk Project involved a set of secret tests conducted at the Montauk Air Force Station in Montauk, New York. It was purportedly designed to develop psychological warfare techniques and exotic research. It is said to be related to the legend of the Philadelphia Experiment due to its supposed time travel connection, and there are even claims of a possible connection with extraterrestrials. Well, independent producer and director Christopher Garetano has reportedly spent more than 10 years probing this alleged conspiracy, and has released a documentary film, "Montauk Chronicles," to present his findings. Was the Montauk Project real, or just a bunch of tall tales devised by a handful of people for reasons best known to themselves?
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 04:23:29 -0700If it's paranormal, no doubt Micah Hanks is covering it on his various blogs and his radio show, The Gralien Report. So you'll hear about his fundamental philosophy not just on UFOs, but about all facts of research into the world of the unknown. With all the troubling reports about the state of UFO research in recent months, we felt we needed a reality check, and Micah provides it. According to his bio: Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, podcaster, lecturer and radio personality whose work addresses a variety of areas, including history, politics, scientific theories and unexplained phenomena. Open minded, but skeptical in his approach, his research has examined a broad variety of subjects over the years, incorporating interest in scientific anomalies, cultural studies, psychology, sci-fi and pop culture, government secrecy, and the prospects of our technological future as a species as influenced by science. He has also written several books.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 04:24:55 -0700We present UFO researcher Margie Kay, Assistant State Director for Missouri MUFON, and host of the Un-X News Magazine and Radio Show. Says Margie, "Yes, indeed I do have some fascinating stories to tell about strange things going on in the Kansas City area — black planes, strange cryptic creatures that no one can identify, and I saw an ET while on a UFO investigation in Independence [in June 2015]!" According to her biography: "Margie Kay is a Paranormal and UFO Investigator, Remote Viewer, and author. She is clairsentient (feels), clairaudient (hears), clairvoyant (sees), and does remote viewing. She owns a construction company, a forensic investigation company, and is publisher of Un-X News Magazine." During this episode, Margie will be asked to find out some information about Gene's late brother, Wally.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 04:28:12 -0700Gene and Chris present a special shop talk/listener roundtable episode featuring Don Ecker, of the “Dark Matters” radio show, and forum regulars Curt Collins and Goggs Mackay. The bill of fare is wide-ranging, including the state of the UFO field, disclosure, and a major emphasis on lunar mysteries. Why did we stop landing people on the moon? The discussion will also include focus on other solar system mysteries, and the discovery of “Earth 2.0,” Kepler-452b, a larger “Goldilocks” planet that’s approximately 1,400 light years away from Earth.
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 04:24:08 -0700Paracast favorites Greg Bishop and Walter Bosley are our special guests. Our conversations on the July 12 episode with Marie Jones whetted our appetite for more mind games and conspiracy talk, so who better to dig into the subject than Greg and Walter? Greg Bishop was the publisher of the Excluded Middle magazine and the compilation book, Wake Up Down There; Project Beta, was co-author of Weird California and is the longtime host of Radio Mysterioso. Walter Bosley is a former AFOSI agent and a former FBI counterintelligence specialist. He's author of the intriguing books, Empire of the Wheel: Espionage, The Occult and Murder in Southern California; and his recent books, Latitude 33: Key to the Kingdom and the just-released The Lost Expedition of Sir Richard Francis Burton. Greg and Walter offer a wealth of knowledge concerning conspiracy, mind-control, secret government tech, and much more! There's so much here that this discussion will extend to After The Paracast.
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 04:23:52 -0700So what about claims of ongoing mind control and how powerful are these sinister influences? Marie D. Jones returns to The Paracast discuss her latest book with co-author "Larry Flaxman," entitled "Mind Wars: Who's Been Watching You From the Shadows." The book presents "a history of mind control, surveillance, and social engineering by the government, media, and secret societies." And, yes, there is a section about subliminal mind control, which recalls what Chris was talking about during the June 28th edition of After The Paracast." The Manchurian Candidate is also on the agenda.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:24:26 -0700Introducing Ray Hernandez, Operations Manager of FREE, which stands for Foundation of Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters. This is the organization co-founded by astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, which focuses heavily on experiencers. According to the material we have from the organization: The Mission of FREE will focus on “Research, Education and Support” but will primarily focus on scientific investigation through surveys and interviews on individuals who have had UFO related contact experiences with non-human sentient beings (commonly known as “ET Contact”) and to compare this group with individuals that have had other types of "paranormal contact experiences." In addition, Ray will discuss his personal paranormal encounters and how that led to the creation of FREE.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 04:23:17 -0700Gene and Chris present everyone's favorite UFO historian, Richard Dolan. We focus heavily on listener questions about such subjects as the history of UFOs and other aspects of the phenomenon. We briefly cover his decision to participate in the recent Cinco de Mayo dustup, which we refer to as Slidegate or the "topic that shall not be named." During this episode, Dolan also focuses on the state of UFO research, reverse engineering alleged alien technology, so-called breakaway civilizations, the schemes skeptics use to debunk UFOs, and his upcoming book about so-called "false flags" and how they influenced our history. He'll also respond to a listener question about what he'd do if he had $100 million with which to investigate the mystery.
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 14:52:18 -0700It's been a while since we've devoted a full episode of The Paracast to the controversial subject of UFO abductions, so we've asked Kathleen Marden to join us to report on the latest discoveries and answer listener questions. Kathleen is the niece of Betty Hill, whose abduction experience with her husband Barney has been regarded as one of the most credible such encounters. Kathleen is also associated with the Mutual UFO Network, as Director of Experiencer Research and the Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters, as an advisory board member and consultant to its research subcommittee.
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 04:23:14 -0700One of our favorite author/researchers, the amazingly busy Nick Redfern, returns to The Paracast to talk about his latest books: "Secret History: Conspiracies from Ancient Aliens to the New World Order." It's a large book, and there's plenty of ground to cover from the mainstays, such as the Kennedy Assassination, Walt Disney and the CIA, to loads of other topics. We'll also get a blow-by-blow about his recent appearance at the Contact in the Desert conference, Slidegate, and other pertinent subjects. Nick is always fun, informative and entertaining.
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 04:22:38 -0700He's back for another go-round. Open Mind's Alejandro Rojas. He'll be talking about the latest developments in UFO research, including the Slidegate episode, the so-called Roswell Slides, along and the recent Contact in the Desert event. Alejandro is Director of Operations for Open Minds Production, the host for Open Minds UFO Radio, editor and contributing writer for OpenMinds.tv, and emcee for the International UFO Congress. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post. In short, he's one busy gentleman. Ahead of this episode, Alejandro told us: "I have a feeling you guys are going to get me in trouble."
Sun, 31 May 2015 04:24:09 -0700Researcher Ryan Skinner returns to The Paracast to talk about his two new books: Tales of the Skinwalker: Stories from Skinwalker Ranch and Skinwalker Ranch: The UFO Farm. As many of our listeners know, Ryan has made countless trips to the Uintah Basin where the infamous Skinwalker Ranch, scene of numerous paranormal events, is located. Over the years, he has collected quite a number of interesting accounts that seem to be centered in the area around the ranch. In his new books, he discusses many of the stories that didn't make it into the first two books and expands on his ongoing investigations into the mysteries in Utah.
Sun, 24 May 2015 04:24:15 -0700From the early 1960s, Tim Beckley has been a fixture in the UFO field. In addition to editing such newsstand publications as "UFO Universe," Beckley's publishing company, Inner Light — Global Communications, has published over 200 books. Beckley hosts a podcast, "Unraveling the Secrets," and runs a YouTube channel, "Mr. UFO's Secret Files." Beckley will discuss how his opinions have changed concerning the origins of UFOs, what really might have happened at Roswell, and how he believes the UFO intelligence is trying to communicate with us in “strange ways,” including coincidences and synchronicities.
Sun, 17 May 2015 04:21:52 -0700Ronald Regehr returns for a freewheeling look at many subjects including the recent so-called "Roswell Slides" fiasco where we will address how this scenario may be emblematic of problems inherent in this wild west field of pseudo-scientific inquiry. Ron is ready to publish "Another Damn Book About Roswell," which contains many tantalizing facts and little-known head-scratchers associated with the world's most famous, over-sensationalized UFO case. Ron spearheaded an analytical process targeting the "Ramey memo," held in the hand of General Ramey at the infamous July, 1947 Ft. Worth, TX press conference where the alleged Roswell weather balloon debris was shown to reporters. Regehr is a retired aerospace engineer with 36 years experience at Douglas Aircraft and Aerojet Electro Systems working in space and space surveillance systems.
Sun, 10 May 2015 04:26:47 -0700Gene and Chris present Red Pill Junkie, an outspoken blogger on the paranormal and a regular contributor for The Daily Grail, Mysterious Universe, the Intrepid Magazine blog. He also collaborates frequently with The Grimerica Show podcast and also lends a little hand on The Gralien Report radio show. On this episode, RPJ gives you his first-hand account of the Roswell Slides event in Mexico City, which occurred on May 5, 2015. Do they really president evidence to demonstrate they discovered two slides depicting an extraterrestrial? You'll also hear a segment featuring UFO historian Richard Dolan, who also attended the event.
Sun, 03 May 2015 04:30:27 -0700It's time to leave your concept of reality on the front porch. This week we present cutting-edge science writer Eric Wargo. We will be visiting Eric's fascinating trickster realm of self-fulfilling prophesy generated by us in the future (and other mind-warping what-if scenarios). Eric asks, were both Plato and Jung completely wrong to bark up their particular existential trees? We'll run the gamut through UFOs, the paranormal and our very concept of reality. How do we take research of unusual events to the next level? What does it all mean?
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:23:10 -0700The Paracast conducts a memorial roundtable remembering the life, times and influence of paranormal investigator Tom Adams. He was one of Chris O'Brien's most important early mentors when he began my investigation of the San Luis Valley. We lost Tom last summer and his death was not made known to the research community until early April of this year. This episode features longtime Adams' friend and colleague, David Perkins. Perkins, who does not normally do any radio shows, was one of the first cattle mutilation researchers back in the mid-1970s.
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:22:17 -0700Gene and Chris present military veteran and prolific science fact and science fiction author Kevin D. Randle, who returns to the Paracast to talk about the state of the UFO field. The discussion will include the ongoing controversy over the alleged Roswell Slides, involving two possible photographs of a creature that some suggest was an alien recovered as a result of the Roswell UFO crash. But does this story hold up ahead of a public tell-all event scheduled for May 5, 2015 in Mexico City?
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:23:42 -0700Gene and Chris present “Shop Talk 2015,” where we talk about the issues of the day in paranormal research, and cover the serious questions being discussed in our forums and online. You’ll hear talk about the sad state of UFO research, as your hosts wonder why there’s been little or no progress towards learning much about the cause of this incredible phenomenon. We also feature one of our outspoken forum members, Robert, known to our regulars as Burnt State.
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 04:22:26 -0700With guest co-host Curt Collins, we feature the irrepressible George Wingfield. In his working life, he had a brief stint as an astronomer at the Royal Greenwich Observatory studying stellar spectra and the earth's magnetic field. Subsequently, he joined IBM UK and engaged in a variety of jobs in Systems Engineering, Marketing, and in Computer Education. George's experience and knowledge covers a wide spectrum of the UFO filed from the Skinwalker Ranch, military intelligence operations, the Cash-Landrum Incident, Rendlesham Forest Abductions and much more.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:22:45 -0700Gene and guest co-host Curt Collins present James Carrion, a former International Director for MUFON, who responds to the skepticism that greeted his recent book, ‘The Rosetta Deception,” and his ongoing issues with the state of the field including his former associates at MUFON. Carrion is working on an expanded version of the Rosetta book, which he says will double its size and deliver the results of his ongoing research into intelligence involvement in the Ghost Lights of the 1940s. He’ll also be asked about his forthcoming book, “The Roswell Deception,” which explores the intelligence activities in connection with that classic or legendary UFO case.
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:22:38 -0700This week Gene and Chris focus the conversation on precognition and remote viewing. Can you take a trip via your mind to another location, and can you predict the future? Our guest, is Marty Rosenblatt, said to be an authority on precognition from a scientific and applications standpoint that includes Associate Remote Viewing (ARV) and other methods. He has worked with many of the most prominent names in remote viewing that include: Joe McMoneagle, Dean Radin, Russell Targ, Skip Atwater, Stephan Schwartz, Ed May and Paul Elder. The focus of the organization that he co-founded, Applied Precognition Project (APP), is to educate society about precognition by making money using Associative Remote Viewing (ARV). Curious? We also plan a “great experiment.”
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 04:25:14 -0700For a change of pace, we present Linda Godfrey, author of a recent new book,“American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America.” According to the publisher, “From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America — including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more.” As with our previous session with Linda, this episode will focus more on amazing and sometimes frightening case histories than just about theorizing.
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 04:22:14 -0700David Hatcher Childress returns to The Paracast. A self-proclaimed "diffusionist" archaeologist, David is the author of nearly 40 books and has traveled all over the world to investigate and research ancient megalithic sites. He also runs Adventures Unlimited Press, which specializes in "offbeat" titles. One of the more recognizable personalities on TV, David has been a "star" of the popular (and controversial) show "Ancient Aliens" since its inception. Since his last appearance on the Paracast he has written several books including "Vimanas: Flying Machines of the Ancients," "The Enigma of Cranial Deformation" (with Brian Foerster), and a soon-to-be released book on the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia.
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:21:57 -0700This week we’re joined by guest cohost Goggs Mackay. Our three guests discuss a significant victory in the efforts to John Burroughs to receive medical disability coverage for the injuries he claims to have suffered in connection with the 1980 Rendlesham Forest UFO case. We’re also joined by former UK Ministry of Defence official and UFO author Nick Pope, a co-author with Burroughs of “Encounter in Rendlesham Forest,” and J. Patrick Frascogna, the attorney who helped Burroughs achieve his victory with the U.S. Veterans Administration. This episode also covers the UK’s Project Condign UAP (UFO) report, and some of the side issues that have arisen about the Rendlesham case.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 05:24:41 -0700Here is the new proof of a possible nuclear catastrophe on Mars! In an epic story of discovery, strong evidence is presented in Dr. John Brandenburg's latest book, "Death on Mars: The Discovery of a Planetary Nuclear Massacre," for a dead Martian civilization and the shocking reason for its demise: an ancient planetary-scale nuclear massacre leaving isotopic traces of vast explosions that endure to our present age. According to Dr. Brandenburg, we must immediately send astronauts to Mars to maximize our knowledge of what happened there, and learn how to avoid Mars’ fate. Dr. Brandenburg is a veteran plasma physicist and the Senior Propulsion Scientist at Orbital Technologies Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin.
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 05:22:11 -0700Open Minds' Alejandro Rojas joins us for a recap of the UFO field in 2014 and a preview of the 2015 International UFO Congress and Film Festival. He'll also talk about UFO abductions, disclosure and other subjects. The outspoken co-host of the popular webcast Spacing Out, Alejandro is Director of Operations for Open Minds Production, the host for Open Minds UFO Radio, editor and contributing writer for OpenMinds.tv, and emcee for the the Congress. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post. Listener questions will also be answered during the course of this episode.
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 05:26:52 -0700Ron James, longtime "conscious media" producer will return to the Paracast to address a wide-range of subjects that will include, the Paracast+ video channel, The Disclosure Initiative, the future of multimedia education and coverage of paranormal subjects in the 21st Century, evolving understanding of human consciousness, emerging investigative approaches to "haunted sites," and much much more. We'll also ask your questions of our guest.
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:22:52 -0700Gene and Chris present one of our most prolific and knowledgeable forum posters, a gentleman who calls himself "Burnt State." As he describes himself, Burnt State is a "self described paranormal aficionado who has grown increasingly skeptical over the years in my quest to try to understand some specific personal experiences. In the process I have been immersed in various aspects of the history of paranormal inquiry to better understand its origin. Trying to separate the actual experience from the effects of paranormal events on human culture are a personal fascination. Specifically I feel that the CE3 experience offers us a way of better understanding its effect on us and could be an indicator of its point of origin." He'll talk about his experiences and answer listener questions.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:21:34 -0700Gene and Chris introduce David Marler, author of "Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation," a thorough study into some amazing sightings. His book has received great reviews, including a Five-Star review from none other than Ray Stanford. This discussion begins with David, who is certified in hypnotherapy, discussing UFO abductions and the alarm bells that go off in studying some of these cases. He'll also cover his sharp focus on the consistent presence of triangular UFOs and how they might relate to the ongoing reports of strange craft in the sky.
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 05:25:57 -0700It's all about out of the box thinking this week when Gene and Chris present one of our favorite guests, UFO researcher Greg Bishop, host of the unique "Radio Misterioso" radio show, who returns to the Paracast to engage in a freewheeling recap of 2014's top "paranormal" news stories and pontificate toward what may happen in 2015. This episode is being driven by events, where we talk about UFOs, the possibility of disclosure, whether traditional explanations, such as UFOs being spaceships, hold water, new science, Native American legends of sky people, and the impact of all these strange events on our modern culture.
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 05:23:38 -0700Gene and Chris present David Stinnett. David is a biomedical engineer and a 30-year veteran of UFO field work and archival research. He is director of the longest running UFO conference on the east coast, the New Jersey UFO Conference, continuously running for 28 years. Stinnett has been a guest on numerous radio shows and was co-host for the Researchers Live Radio program. He is very active in worldwide UFO research and anomoly research. His research interests include ancient texts, biblical and extra canonical texts, ancient civilizations, astronomy, physics, archaeology and a host of other topics that coincide with the UFO phenomenon.
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 05:23:16 -0700Do you recall the "Heaven's Gate" UFO cult that committed mass-suicide in 1997 as a way to ascend to the Hale-Bop comet's companion craft? So does this week's guest, Dr. Benjamin Zeller. His new book "Heaven's Gate: America's UFO Religion," examines Marshall Applewhite ("Bo") and his group of doomed believers and the emergence of new religion in the 21st Century. His book is an insightful, sobering examination into a darker side of UFO belief, and Ben is this week's guest on the Paracast. Dr. Zeller is a researcher and teacher of religion in America. He focuses on religious currents that are new or alternative, including new religions, the religious engagement with science, and the quasi-religious relationship people have with food.
Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:08:28 -0700As a fitting end to 2014, Gene and Chris present paranormal researcher and broadcaster Paul Eno, co-host of the popular WOON Rhode Island radio show Behind the Paranormal. Paul is a paranormal investigator, author, award-winning journalist, seminary graduate and visionary. His interests include ghosts, UFOs, unexplained creatures, psychics and mediums, the nature of heaven and hell, human origins, and the relationship of the paranormal to history, science and religion. This episode focuses on compelling cases and outspoken commentary about many of the subjects. One thing is certain, and that is that Eno, along with your friendly Paracast crew, are not inclined to accept the usual explanations for these compelling mysteries.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:25:20 -0700Gene and Chris present Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke. who returns to the Paracast to talk about her new book, "Sky People: Untold Stories of Alien Encounters in Mesoamerica." According to the publisher's notes, Ardy vowed as a teenager to follow in the footsteps of two 19th-century explorers, John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, who were among the first to bring the ancient Maya cities to the world's attention. She finally set out on her seven-year adventure in 2003 and traveled through Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico, collecting stories of encounters, sky gods, giants, little people, and aliens among the indigenous Maya. She drove more than 12,000 miles, visiting 89 archaeological sites and conducted nearly 100 individual interviews. We'll present some of the most fascinating tales during this episode.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:21:51 -0700Gene and Chris present cutting-edge theorist George Hansen, author of a trendsetting work, “The Trickster and the Paranormal,” a book that was instrumental in influencing Chris O'Brien's research and thinking process for his 2009 book "Stalking the Tricksters: Shapeshifters, Skinwalkers, Dark Adepts and 2012." Hansen has been a longtime paranormal researcher in academia, science and elsewhere. As he states at his site, "The paranormal encompasses everything from levitating monks to ESP, from spirits to cattle mutilations—an incredible and unsavory hodgepodge. The mix seems incoherent. But the trickster makes sense of it."
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 05:44:25 -0700Gene and Chris present long-time UFO researcher and author Peter Robbins, author of a free seven-part eBook, "Deliberate Deception: A Case of Disinformation in the UFO Research Community," published by Phenomena Magazine. The book reportedly "has huge implications, not only for the Rendlesham Forest incident, but for Ufology in general." In short, Robbins is accusing Nick Pope, lead author of "Encounter in Rendlesham Forest," of engaging in disinformation in his book. You can download a free copy of Robbins' book here: "Deliberate Deception." In addition to his ongoing research into the 1980 Rendlesham Forest episode, Robbins has extensive experience exploring UFO abductions and the work of Wilhelm Reich.
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 05:28:02 -0700Gene and Chris present UFO investigator and optical scientist Dr. Bruce Maccabee to talk about his newest book entitled, "The FBI-CIA-UFO Connection." This is a provocative look at what these agencies know about the UFO phenomenon, and what the author claims are their efforts to conceal the truth from the public. What the government may or may not know about UFOs has long been a subject of speculation. Getting a handle on what evidence they might have has been a goal of researchers for decades, and we are all curious to see just what evidence Dr. Maccabee has delivered.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:36:41 -0700Gene and Chris present William J. Hall, author of 'The World's Most Haunted House: The True Story of the Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street." According to the publisher of Hall's book, ""What may be the most notorious and most terrifying poltergeist haunting of recent decades, the Bridgeport poltergeist was seen and heard by thousands of people on one unforgettable day in 1974. One of the local youngsters, William J. Hall, remembers every detail. Hall grew up to become a magician and a well-known investigator of the paranormal and the unexplained, writing a syndicated column on those subjects for many years in Connecticut newspapers. Now Hall returns to his past to share never-before reported interviews of the first responders and other witnesses, and previously unrevealed documents and reports…" This episode will also feature an actual recording of an eyewitness interview.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:25:20 -0700Gene and Chris present the one and only and always Don Ecker, host of the real "Dark Matters" radio show (accept no substitutes!) to talk about the death of "UFO Magazine," the state of UFO research, lunar mysteries, possible conspiracies, the almost complete lack of traditional investigative reporting and a whole lot more. You'll also hear Don's answers to questions from our listeners.
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 05:46:39 -0700Gene and Chris present Larry Holcombe, long time student of the UFO mystery, author of "Presidents and UFOs: A Secret History from FDR to Obama." Just what do they know about the UFO mystery? Are they read in to the truth, or, as temporary residents of government service, not considered to have a "need to know"? Larry's book features a forward by Stanton T. Friedman. You'll be especially interested in these comments from Larry's blog, "I continue to believe that Roswell, and the bungling of crash retrieval events, was the defining moment in the development of the United States policy towards the UFO issue. My writing and speaking efforts now center on bringing light to bear on media indifference to the UFO issue, and the continued United States denial and cover-up of UFO issues while other countries around the world open their files and acknowledge the existence of UFO’s."
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 05:25:34 -0700If it's paranormal, Micah Hanks is covering it on his various blogs and his radio show, The Gralien Report. So you'll hear about his fundamental philosophy not just on UFOs, but about hauntings and the like. He'll also cover the latest scuttlebutt in the UFO field, such as the renewed MJ-12 debate with Stanton Friedman and Robert Hastings (with Stanton in for, Robert against), Mirage Men, sightings, disclosure, and lots more. We are joined by one of our friendly forum moderators and guest co-host, Goggs Mackay.