Thursday, August 21, 2014

Podcast interviews worth listening to...

I don't care where many people stand on the UFO enigma. I used to. But these days I find myself caring less what other people think the PHENOMENA is or isn't versus what I think it is. It has everything to do with being bombarded with people's beliefs. Sometimes no one is actually pondering the mystery so much as adding their own misguided feelings to the pot.

I'm too old and disenchanted to hear what you BELIEVE it is. What you KNOW it is. That having been said, I thoroughly enjoyed three interviews from three people who err'd on the side of fact, common sense and the just plain plausible.

The first is RICHARD DOLAN at THE GRALIEN REPORT podcast.
The 2nd is STANTON T. FRIEDMAN at THE PARACAST.
Last, but certainly not least, DON BERLINER also at THE PARACAST.

Very insightful, eye opening interviews that made the disenchanted Ufologist in me smile. Maybe this stuff isn't so bad after all.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Mondays...

Aaron Goodwin of  Ghost Adventures show on the Travel Channel was fired for admitting the show was a con. As if any of us didn't already know.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

RICHARD DOLAN ON BINNALL OF AMERICA

IT'S VERY RARE THAT SOMEONE AS PROMINENT AS RICHARD DOLAN WILL SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE VAGARIES OF UFOLOGY, which is why this interview is so refreshing. Dolan says what we are all thinking regarding the certain 'characters' that pervade Ufological circles. I mean, everyone has their quirks and it's best not to knock them for being different. Quirky people make the world go 'round. Myself included... but as Dolan so eloquently puts it, you gotta tone it down.

We all bitch and moan about how Ufology isn't being taken serious. About how the mainstream pokes fun at Abduction scenarios and mass sightings. Everyone's just going bonkers, they say. Which is why it pays to represent the field with a certain austerity. You can't show up to a UFO conference looking like the crazy uncle who lives in the shed in the back yard.

Even if you ARE the crazy uncle who lives in the shed in the back yard.

The fact is simple, fake it till you make it. But mostly, as Dolan touches on and makes a fair example, in regards to his own good health, good health and hygiene, not to mention having a life outside of the field, is essential.

When it comes to Ufological studies, there seem to be way too many kooks in the kitchen, no matter how intelligent, no matter how enigmatic, if the mental health isn't up to par that can be a problem too.

I honestly, truly enjoyed this recording. Everything I myself considered a hinderance to our goal of seeking and finding answers to our greatest mystery is touched upon by Dolan and it is refreshing. In sum total, he is right: We do need brave, articulate people representing. Damaged people who need to look deeper into their own inner conflicts are perhaps not the best people to represent this on-going enigma.

I'm not judging. Neither is Dolan. But let's face it... the World-At-Large is!!!

LISTEN HERE!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

H.R. Giger passes away at 74



My grandmother always said if you mixed yourself up in the macabre, it would most certainly come back to bite you in the ass. I'm sure superstitious folk will look at Giger's death (an accidental fall down the stairs) as confirmation from the dark side. But for me, it's a tragedy in the life of a man who fueled some of my best nightmares.

Giger inspired me to write darker and delve deeper. He didn't hold back when he created his art, no matter how shocking the image. Giger took whatever was in his head and put it out in the world so that it would invade your mind... linger in your head... visit your dreams.

Maybe he didn't want to be the only one exploring such taboo topics of ultraterrestrial sexploitation. In the day and age of repressed, angry people, it's nice to know someone as brilliant as Giger had the power to make us all a little uncomfortable. With ourselves.

Rest in Peace.

Loren Coleman on the PARACAST




Gene and Chris talk to the great Loren Coleman about his views regarding the state of Cryptozoology, its future and his upcoming projects. If you ever wanted to know about Keel's MOTHMAN PROPHECIES and Coleman's perspective on all things crypto... that may or may not be so crypto after all, check this out.


Friday, May 09, 2014

Will religious beliefs hinder Extraterrestrial contact?

As human beings, no matter what continent we hale from, our beliefs stymie progress. So to believe in god is to disbelieve everything else. The lord said not to believe in other gods over him and Christians take that command seriously. And it is because of this stunted thinking that may hinder our ability to accept Extraterrestrials whether our gods are the same or not. Which is why I thoroughly enjoyed this discussion at IO9.

http://io9.com/are-religious-beliefs-going-to-screw-up-first-contact-1574043211

Click the ink to open your damn mind.