Podcast UFO

By Martin Willis

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Rudy
 Apr 2, 2020
Martin is a great host and is tireless in seeking accuracy and credibility on this topic. Great guests with respectable credentials.

Jason
 Jun 12, 2019
The last review is full of it. you get the first hour for free. Great show.

Mark Swift
 Aug 1, 2018
I used to love this podcast but now that you have to pay I don't even bother with the first free 10mins anymore.

Description

Podcast UFO is place where you can listen to audio podcasts about UFOs, close encounters and people associated with the UFO phenomenon. Witnesses involved in such things as sightings, views on cover-ups and more. Listeners are welcome to interact with guests, visit the website to find out how. Shows are recorded live on YouTube stream every Tuesday evening, 6:00 to 8:00PM ET.

Episode Date
AudioBlog: A UFO Photographed in the Italian Alps
0:07:03

In the hunt for proof that strange vehicles are flying through our atmosphere, possibly under the guidance of alien pilots, researchers have long looked to photographs. There are some, such as the McMinnville photos, that have become classics that continue to spark debate. Many have been passed through time by newspaper articles, books, magazines, documentaries, and websites. Of course, along with the photo, there is the story of the photographer, though getting that story straight might prove difficult.

In October of 1952, a story went across the newswires that a man in Italy had claimed to have taken pictures of a flying saucer and its occupant while climbing in the Bernina section of the Italian Alps. He told reporters that he saw a flying saucer land on a glacier. According to him, “a human shape wearing some sort of diving suit” got out, walked around the ship, and then got back in. The saucer rose up and “it took off without a sound at breathtaking speed.” He said he sold the photos to a French magazine.

The man was 29-year-old Italian engineer Gianpietro Monguzzi. His story is told in detail and his pictures are presented in the Sept.-Oct. 1958 issue of Flying Saucer Review. According to the article “Monguzzi Takes Saucer Photos of the Century,” written by Lou Zinstag, Monguzzi (first name given as Giampiero by Zinstag) worked as an engineer in Monza, near Milan, and was a member of the Edison Society of Italy. On July 31, 1952, he was hiking in the Bernina Mountains with his wife when they came across an object, shaped like a flying saucer, sitting on a glacier. Moguzzi wanted to get closer, but his wife was frightened and insisted he stay with her. He did so and took a series of pictures showing the saucer on the ground, a humanoid walking around it, and two “excellent photos of the ship’s departure.” Monguzzi ended up with a total of seven photos. At the top of the article, in a photo with a number two written on it, the saucer and the humanoid are both seen to have antennas.

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Oct 24, 2021
477. Alfred Quiroz
1:54:45

Vietnam War veteran, Alfred J. Quiroz his UFO/USO incidents while he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Alfred dropped out (neighborhood internet outage) and callers for the end of the show, including Linda Zimmermann.

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Oct 19, 2021
AudioBlog: UFOs over Pine Bush, NY
0:07:44

by Charles Lear

In the 1980s, New York’s Hudson River Valley was home to a wave of extraordinary UFO encounters by thousands of people. It was explained away as a hoax perpetrated by a group of nighttime pilots in ultralights and this was enough to make it fade from the public consciousness, even among those in the UFO community. However, one town in the area has kept the memory of the events alive with a yearly fair and a recently opened UFO museum.

A book about the wave, “Night Siege” by J. Allen Hynek, Philip Imbrogno, and Bob Pratt, was published in 1998. Hynek died in 1986 before the book was published but actively investigated and contributed to the book. His wife, Mimi, helped edit the book after his death.

According to “Night Siege,” the wave began in Kent, New York, on New Year’s Eve 1982 with a sighting by a retired New York City police officer identified by the pseudonym,“Tony Vallor. He’d just christened his new house by smashing a champagne bottle against it, and his wife had sent him back outside to clean up the broken glass after he’d told her about it. As he was cleaning up the glass, he saw a group of red, green, and white lights to the south. At first he thought he was seeing a jet having trouble but it was moving too slowly to be a jet. Read more →

Oct 17, 2021
476. Dr Robert Gross
1:53:51

Guest Dr Robert Gross talks about Native American culture and space exploration as well as changes in the last few years on how the world views the topic of UAPs/UFOs and the potential for learning.

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Oct 13, 2021
AudioBlog: A UFO Landing and a Meeting with Eisenhower
0:07:05

From February 17 to February 24, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was in Palm Springs, California, on what was described to the public as a “vacation.” On February 20, he disappeared from public view and rumors spread to the point that the headline, “Pres. Eisenhower died tonight of a heart attack in Palm Springs.,” appeared on the Associated Press newswire. The story was removed two minutes later and the AP reported that he was still alive. UFOlogists have speculated on where he was that day, and some have come to the conclusion that Eisenhower went to Muroc Air Force Base for a secret meeting with alien visitors.

The earliest mention of Eisenhower and aliens being at Muroc appears in a letter from Gerald Light to Meade Layne, founder of the Borderland Sciences Research Association. Now a foundation, BSRF has preserved the letter, and the date on the link is April 16, 1954. The letter opens with this:

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Oct 10, 2021
475. Neil Nixon
1:53:50

Guest, Neil Nixon with a skeptical view of the UFO topic, his thoughts on some well known and not so well known incidents, and his latest book: UFOs, Aliens and the Battle for the Truth, A SHORT HISTORY OF UFOLOGY.



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Oct 06, 2021
AudiBlog: A UFO Landing at Holloman AFB
0:09:58

UFO documentaries, besides being informative and entertaining, also serve to preserve UFO history for future researchers. However, one documentary, “UFOs: It Has Begun.” has itself become a part of UFO history. One of its producers has claimed that the U.S. Department of Defense offered him and his partner the use of some film footage taken by the Air Force at Holloman Air Force Base. According to him, it showed a UFO landing and a meeting between its occupants and Air Force officials, and it was going to be the finale of the documentary until the DoD withdrew the offer at the last minute.

The movie was originally released in 1974 as “UFOs: Past Present and Future.” It was written primarily by Robert Emenegger, who also produced it along with Allan Sandler. It has Rod Serling as its main narrator, and there are appearances by Burgess Meredith, Jose Ferrer, Jaques Vallée. and J. Allen Hynek. In 1976 and 1979 it was re-released under its new title.

The story of the film’s beginning is as follows: Emenegger and Sandler had originally set out to produce a series of films about advanced military technology but were diverted by an intriguing piece of information offered by their military contact, Paul Shartle, with whom they were working at Norton Air Force Base. Shartle, Security Manager and Chief of Requirements for the Audio-Visual Program at the base, said he had seen a film of an alien craft landing at Holloman AFB three years previous. As discussions about possible projects continued, the idea that one of them be about UFOs came up and was encouraged by military officials who offered the producers the use of the footage. Emenegger and Sandler decided to go ahead with a UFO documentary, and the film was made.

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Oct 03, 2021
474. Trey Hudson
1:43:26

Lee Speigel on for the first few minutes, then guest, Trey Hudson to discuss his book, “The Meadow Project: Explorations into the South’s Skinwalker Ranch” will take you along the amazing journey from its discovery to the most recent investigations. He also does a deep dives into UFO hotspots and areas of strangeness such as: The Hessdalen Valley in Norway, the Hoia-Baciu Forest in Romania, Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, the Mesa Verde dwellings in New Mexico, Stardust Ranch near Rainbow Valley, Arizona and of course the legendary Skinwalker Ranch in Utah, USA.

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Sep 30, 2021
473A. Bryce Zabel & Kathleen Marden
0:55:17

Show guest, Bryce Zabel & last minute invite, Kathleen Marden on legendary UFO Encounter Anniversary of Betty & Barney Hill. Bryce broaches some controversy involving John Luttrell Sr from a journalistic view, speaks about his 10-part series featuring the Hills, and discusses his former series, Dark Skies and more.

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Sep 21, 2021
473B. Deb Coyle, Schoolyard Encouter
1:10:30
Guest Deb Coyle speaking for the very first time, she grew up in South Africa and moved to the United States as a young adult. Around the age of eight she experienced a schoolyard close encounter of the first kind. In recent years she has felt a renewed interest in closely following the UFO phenomenon. She discusses her encounter and the lifelong impact of the event.
Sep 21, 2021
AudiBlog: A UFO Invasion in England
0:04:56

by Charles Lear.

1967 was quite a year in UFO history. In Canada there was the Falcon Lake Incident, where a man with a grid pattern of circular burns on his torso claimed to have gotten them from an ascending UFO, and the Shag Harbour Incident, where a UFO was seen to plunge into the water by citizens and was subsequently searched for by Canadian officials. Meantime, here in the U.S., the Air Force funded UFO study at the University of Colorado headed by Dr. Edward Condon was underway as was a major flap, which included UFOs sighted around nuclear weapons facilities at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. A bit of history that’s been all but forgotten is an incident that year that involved six grounded flying saucer-shaped objects in England. They caused quite a stir and were examined by the British intelligence service, the Army, the RAF, a bomb disposal unit and police.

On September 4, 1967, British authorities became alarmed as six identical saucer-shaped objects, approximately four feet in diameter and making beeping and hissing noises, were reported to be lying on the ground across England. They were roughly equidistant and lying along the 51.5° parallel running from Kent to Somerset.

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Sep 19, 2021
472. Robert Salas & Martin Keller
1:53:03

First half hour, Robert Salas comes on to make an announcement about his fundraiser (Robert Salas UFO GoFundMe) for the National Press Club on October 19. His goal is for the U.S. Congress to hold public hearings on the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP). The featured guest Martin Keller discusses that the world is hopefully witnessing the Big Thaw about the UFO/UAP subject in mainstream media, the military and in government. His book: The Space Pen Club – a timely historical, cultural and true personal story – takes readers on a compelling insider’s journey that provides fresh insights into how we got to this point.

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Sep 15, 2021
AudiBlog: UFOs and Airplane Passengers
0:08:42
Pilot UFO sightings have been a constant in the world of UFOlogy ever since the sighting in 1947, that started the public fascination with the subject, by Kenneth Arnold, who was flying in his own plane near Mount Rainier in Washington State. Even though these are often single witness sightings, researchers generally take them seriously, as pilots, especially a commercial pilots, risk their reputations and continued employment by coming forward. But, what about airplane passengers? In the case of passenger sightings, you often have multiple witnesses, or at least one witness that can corroborate the pilot report. An instance where a passenger witness came forward to back up a pilot report occurred in 1948 in the case of the classic Chiles-Whitted UFO encounter. On July 24, 1948, pilot Clarence Chiles and co-pilot John Whitted, were flying a DC-3 over Alabama. At about 2:45 a.m., Chiles spotted a red glow up ahead and brought Whitted’s attention to what he assumed was an Army jet. It closed in on the DC-3 quickly, shot past the right side of the plane, and then, with a burst of flame coming out of its rear, climbed up into the clouds. The pilots reported that the object was torpedo-shaped, had no wings, was 100 feet long, and 25 to 30 feet in diameter. Passenger Clarence L. McKelvie added to the credibility of the sighting by reporting that he saw a bright light streak by his window at that time. He later appeared in the documentary, “UFOs: It Has Begun,” (A 1976 and 1979 re-release of the 1974 documentary “UFOs: Past, Present, and Future.”) and there he says he spoke with one of the pilots and his description matches theirs. Read more →
Sep 11, 2021
471. Barry Greenwood, David Marler & Jan Aldrich
1:54:28

Special Monday show, guests Barry Greenwood, David Marler and Jan Aldrich together at David Marler's UFO Archives. Three icons of UFO research together for a fantastic show.

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Sep 07, 2021
AudioBlog: A UFO Over Tucson
0:05:07

On February 9, 2021, at around 10:30 p.m., a helicopter pilot with U.S. Customs and Border Protection flying over Tucson, Arizona, reported to air traffic control that he had just had a near collision with a drone. A Tucson Police Department helicopter was sent into the area and the two helicopters followed the object and attempted to determine the location of whoever might be operating it. While it was described as a drone and a quad-copter, it was mostly tracked using night vision, and the only visual description was of a blinking green light. If it was indeed a drone, it attained an altitude well above the 400 foot limit set by the FAA, performed extraordinary evasive maneuvers, and had a power source that lasted far longer than a normal drone battery.

The story was first reported on May 20, 2021, by Dan Marries of KOLD News who described the “drone” as having attained an altitude of 14,000 feet, staying aloft for over an hour, and being “heavily modified.” A May 21, 2021, Associated Press article reports that the FBI had begun an investigation and was treating the incident as a case of illegal drone operation. It was thought that the “drone” had launched from an area about five miles south of Tucson.

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Sep 06, 2021
470. David Marceau
1:52:01

Guest David Marceau witnessed in 1992 an Oblong-shaped UFO fly over the Canadian army base in New Brunswick where he was stationed. The otherworldly craft appeared to be over an acre long. David discusses what it was like then, how he felt about it over the years and why he finally decided to speak about it.

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Sep 01, 2021
AudioBlog: A UFO Flap in Virginia in 1965
0:08:24

Throughout modern UFO history, there have been periods when a large number of reports have come from one area. These were termed UFO “flaps” by Air Force UFO investigators working for Project Blue Book. According to former Project Blue Book Director in his 1956 book “The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects,” in Air Force parlance, a flap was a state of confusion just below panic that could be brought on by any number of things. This week, we’ll look at a 1965 flap in the Virginia area that involved reported EM effects, creatures, and armed citizens ready to defend the planet.

Newspaper clippings and comments by investigators about the events can be found at the UFO History Group website. The flap actually began in 1964 with the December 21st sighting by Harrisonburg, Virginia, gunsmith Horace Burns. According to the report, he was driving on Route 250 near Fishersville when he saw a huge metallic object in the sky coming from the north. As it landed in a field to his right, his car stalled, and he drifted to a stop.

Burns described the object as shaped like a beehive, 125 ft in diameter, and 80 ft tall. He observed it as it rested for 60 to 90 seconds and then rose up and flew away to the northeast. He was able to restart his car and drive home.

Burns contacted the UFO Investigators Club at Eastern Mennonite College. Club President Ernest Gehman, who was a professor at the College and a member of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, checked the area with a Geiger counter and claimed to have found heavy radioactivity. He also reported that homeowners in the area had complained to the Virginia Electric and Power Co. that their radios and televisions stopped working for several minutes and that their lights dimmed. Read more →

Aug 29, 2021
469. Avi Loeb, Marc D'Antonio & Ted Roe
1:53:08

Avi Loeb for an update on The Galileo Project, Marc D'Antonio on his new SkyTour LiveStream West's LIVE Arizona Observatory, as well as a new Alien Invasion: Hudson Valley documentary on Discovery+, joined by Ted Roe to elaborate on his recent discussion and recommendations of UAP research to the aviation and astronautic research community.

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Aug 25, 2021
AudioBlog: UFOs and Missing Soldiers in Gulf Breeze, Florida
0:08:30

Many readers may be familiar with the controversial case of the Gulf Breeze, Florida, UFO photographs taken in 1987 by local contractor Ed Walters. The photos were clear and detailed and stirred up a great deal of excitement within the UFO community. Some, such as former Navy optical physicist turned UFO researcher Dr. Bruce Maccabee, believed the photos were genuine, while others believed they were hoaxed.

Then, in 1990, after Walters and his family had moved from their home at the time, the new owners found a Styrofoam model of a UFO in the attic. Pensacola News Journal reporter Craig Meyers was able to closely duplicate Walters’s photos using the model, and Walters responded to hoax allegations by claiming the model had been planted after he left.

What readers may not be familiar with is a saga that unfolded around the Gulf Breeze incident involving six soldiers, all intelligence analysts, who went AWOL from a U.S. Army Intelligence unit in Augsburg, West Germany. They became known as “The Gulf Breeze Six,” and their story is… something.

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Aug 23, 2021
468. Don Heiden, 1990 Tic Tac UFO
1:52:00

Guest Don Heiden discusses while metal detecting near the Florida Panhandle thirty years ago, he and his friend had a very strange Tic Tac UFO encounter. When Commander Dave Fravor described what he witnessed in 2004, Don realized what he saw matched Fravor's description.

 

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Aug 18, 2021
AudioBlog: A UFO & Creatures in the Mountains of Taos, New Mexico
0:05:38

New Mexico is famous for its reports of landed (and crashed) UFOs and associated creatures. While many might think that these sorts of reports have long since ceased since the golden age of UFOs, there was a report just a couple of years ago of creatures and a huge landed craft in the mountains of Taos, NM.

According to an article by Staci Matlock in the September 5, 2019 Taos News, days before, on September 1, two bow hunters, Josh Brinkley, 41, and Daniel Lucero, 26, were looking for elk on Pot Mountain northwest of Taos. Brinkley had been coming to the mountain for fifteen years while it was the first visit for Lucero.

They set up on opposite sides of a field and waited for three hours with no luck. At around 9:30 a.m., Brinkley became restless and went walking through the woods looking for elk there. He got to the top of the mountain, which was the rim of a collapsed volcano known as a caldera. There, he saw what he thought were two fellow hunters about 35 yards away. He was preparing to speak to them when they disappeared. According to him, “They were gone, just gone.”

The more Brinkley thought about the figures he had seen, the less like hunters they seemed. He saw only their torsos above the brush that covered their lower half. They seemed to have been wearing large hoods that had what looked like pairs of ribbons on both sides that came to a point at the top and bottom. The left side was white and somewhat shiny and the right side was black. He described their torsos as “kind of black.”

Brinkley went back down the mountain and met up with Lucero. He didn’t tell Lucero what he’d seen until they were back at camp.

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Aug 15, 2021
467. Listener Calls
1:44:58

Martin Willis and Bill Skywatcher ramble on and take calls from listeners. Interesting encounters and opinions from listeners as well as Bill's personal sightings.

Aug 11, 2021
AudioBlog: UFOs and Esotericism
0:08:33

From the days of flying saucers in the 1940s and 1950s, up until the present where many now prefer the term “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP), investigators and researchers have approached the mystery using scientific methods. However, this is not the case for all who have sought answers as to the source and purpose of the reported encounters with strange things in our skies. Many have turned to esotericism, in addition to science, as a means of inquiry. This approach has actually been present from the very beginning of modern UFOlogy and those interested in the subject might consider looking into it, even if only from a historical or sociological perspective.

Esoteric is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone.” When one talks of esotericism in association with UFOs or the paranormal, one is usually referring to what has become known as “Western Esotericism” which is a term used to describe a loosely connected group of religious and philosophical ideas that deviate from Judeo-Christian beliefs and post-Enlightenment rationalism. By the late 19th century, organized groups and secret societies had developed around these esoteric ideas, two of the most prominent being the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the Theosophical Society. Both of these adhered to the belief that there is a group of cosmic beings that can be contacted by adepts who wish to receive ancient wisdom and advice. The Theosophical Society still exists today.

Arguably, the first group to investigate claims of a mysterious flying object, was the Borderland Sciences Research Association. Formed in Southern California by Meade Layne along with Max Freedom Long, BSRA was an association dedicated to paranormal research and included parapsychologists, spiritualists, and Theosophists. Their research methods included Yoga, Qabalistic technique, and spirit channeling. Their main spirit channeler was Mark Probert, the “Telegnostic from San Diego.” The group put out its first newsletter, the Round Robin, in February 1945. It wasn’t long before they were investigating what they called, “The Ether Ship Mystery.”

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Aug 09, 2021
466-B Ross Coulthart
1:33:50

Exceptional discussion with multi-award-winning investigative Australian journalist, Ross Coulthart to discusses inside information about what the Pentagon knows about UFO/UAP's. Apparently, if this is to be believed, the Air Force knows quite a bit more than it has let on.

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Aug 04, 2021
466-A. Paul Ascough
0:54:46

Guest Paul Ascough discusses the bigger picture with all of its complexities and is interlaced with many of the authors own sightings throughout his life.

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Aug 04, 2021
AudioBlog: Floated into a UFO
0:08:38

In the 1970s, New York artist and UFO investigator Budd Hopkins began to specialize in abduction research after being confronted by multiple reports. He wrote about his research in the 1981 book “Missing Time” and it wasn’t long after the book was published that people started to be featured in the press and on television with claims of their own abduction experiences. In an interview for the PBS series “Nova,” Hopkins stated that his “best case” was one that involved witnesses who claimed to have seen a woman accompanied by three small humanoids float out of a 12th story apartment in Manhattan and into a waiting craft close to the Brooklyn Bridge. The woman who was reportedly seen was originally identified by Hopkins as “Linda Cortile” (now known to be Linda Napolitano) and the case has become known as the “Linda Case” or the “Brooklyn Bridge Abduction Case.”

Hopkins described the “Linda Case” in his 1996 book, “Witnessed.” According to him, Linda had written him a letter in spring of 1989 after reading his 1987 book, “Intruders.” In the letter she described seeing strange nighttime visitors while lying paralyzed in bed as a child. She also wrote that she was asked by a doctor about what looked like evidence of surgery inside her nose as he was dealing with some built up cartilage that caused a lump that had concerned her. She wrote that she had never had surgery in her nose and that this was confirmed by her mother.

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Aug 01, 2021
465. Chris Spark
1:45:51

Guest Chris Spark discusses why science is a tremendously valuable contribution to humankind, but it has limits when it comes to the deepest questions, like those about UFOs and other ways in which science can and cannot offer explanations for these type of things in our world.https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736910701

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Jul 28, 2021
AudioBlog: The Allagash Abductions
0:06:52

Four friends studying at the Massachusetts College of Art, Chuck Rak, Charlie Foltz and twins Jim and Jack Weiner, set out from Boston for a wilderness vacation in late August 1976. They were dropped off in northern Maine by pontoon plane and canoed through the Allagash Waterway. On the night of Thursday, August 26 the men, all art students, were night fishing on Eagle Lake. In order to easily find their way back to their campsite in the dark, they had prepared a large log bonfire as a beacon to mark their camp.  Shortly after they began trout fishing a glowing oval object was spotted rising above the forest. Charlie Foltz signaled to the object with a flashlight which apparently caused it to stop its ascent and slowly move towards the students’ canoe. Read more →

Jul 24, 2021
464. Chris Lehto
1:54:49

After guest Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Chris Lehto heard that the FLIR1, GOFAST, and GIMBAL videos were debunked he came forward with his opinion. He was an F-16 pilot for 18 years and had done hundreds of these types of intercepts with this almost exact equipment. The "experts" that have been appearing on TV and YouTube have obviously never actually used these systems before.

 

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Jul 21, 2021
AudioBlog: Government Funded UFO Study in France
0:08:27

Many countries around the world have active, state funded, long-term UFO studies. If the United States Congress follows up on the recommendation in the recently released Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force report that “additional funding for research and development could further the future study of the topics laid out in this report,” the U.S. may soon have one as well. The U.S. has had two acknowledged, publicly funded UFO investigations in the past. One was run by the Air Force under the name of “Project Blue Book” for most of its existence from 1948 until 1969, and the other by the Pentagon from 2007 until 2012 as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. While the 21-year run for the Air Force investigation may seem substantial, the investigation funded by the French government has lasted more than twice as long.

The group studying UFOs in France is now operating as Groupe d’Etude et Information des Phénomènes Aérospatiaux Non-identifiés or GEIPAN. The group was first called Groupe d’Etude des Phénomènes Aérospatiaux Non-identifiés, or GEPAN, when it was started in 1977, and then Service d’Expertise des Phénomènes de Rentrée Atmérique, or SEPRA from 1988 to 2004. GEIPAN operates as part of the French Space Agency, Centre National d’Études Spatiales, or CNES. Read more →

Jul 19, 2021
463. Paul Kirsch
1:55:01

Guest Paul Kirsch, discusses a theory for the quantum physics of interstellar travel, ideas originally put forth by Michael Miller and Larry Maurer and assembled by Paul in his book: "Blueprint for Interstellar Travel". Paul also talks about his interest in UFOs, certain sightings and how ideas have began from observation and what the observers have claimed as downloads.

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Jul 14, 2021
AudioBlog: UFOs in the National Enquirer
0:00:41

Stories of UFOs and aliens have long been associated with tabloid newspapers, often with ridiculous headlines, dubious claims, and photos that only the most credulous could take seriously. While these might be considered innocuous pieces of entertainment by many, for the serious UFO researcher they make it harder to convince a skeptical public that the subject is deserving of careful scrutiny. One of the most famous and long lasting of the tabloids is the National Enquirer, and while it might not be considered to be a bastion of journalistic integrity, it launched Bob Pratt, who was a staff reporter for the paper, into a lifelong occupation (not always paid) as a serious UFOlogist. Read more →

Jul 12, 2021
462. On Location Berkshires UFO
2:53:42

THREE-HOUR SHOW. On location Warner Homestead, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. All first-hand witnesses, two of which will speaking for the first time. Featuring: Tom Warner, Author & Artist, Mike Sisino, Retired 30-year Vermont State Police, Marisol Lopez, Artist & Photographer and former neighbor, witness, Jane Shaw.

Jul 07, 2021
AudioBlog: UFOs and Congress
0:10:20

It’s official: unidentified aerial phenomena exist, the Pentagon takes the subject seriously, but no there one can say if aliens are involved. This is according to the unclassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that was delivered to Congress this past Friday.

The fact that Congress is interested in the subject of what have long been known as UFOs has gotten quite a bit a media attention ever since the report was commissioned in legislation passed in 2020. But, this is not the first time Congress has shown an interest in the subject; in the 1960’s UFOs were discussed in Congress on two occasions, both times prompted by concerns that publicly funded UFO studies were not being taken seriously. Read More →

Jul 04, 2021
461. Kevin Randle
1:57:27

A quick 15 minute show this week on Kevin Randle weighing in on the Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Kevin's book: https://amzn.to/3dzwLkk

Note: Interview with Zen Benefiel was removed due to the massive amount of listener complaints. For those who wish to watch it: https://fb.watch/6u5La1tsoi/

Jun 30, 2021
AudioBlog: The Aguadilla UFO
0:05:29

Because of all the media coverage regarding the Pentagon UFO videos, an extraordinary video reportedly captured by Department of Homeland Security personnel has fallen into the background. It has become known as the “Aguadilla” video and the identity of the object caught on video remains a mystery.

The case was investigated by the Scientific Coalition for UFOlogy (now the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies) and a report was written that is available on the group’s website. According to the report, at around 9:30 p.m. on April 25, 2013, the departure of a commercial aircraft was delayed due to an unknown object flying at low altitude across the runway at Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aquadilla, Puerto Rico. In the area at the time was an airborne U.S. Customs and Border Patrol aircraft and the crew managed to capture infrared video of the object

The SCU investigators describe having obtained a copy of the video from an official source who insisted on remaining anonymous. The authors state that the individual’s identity, background, and employment were all verified and that “extensive efforts were made to ensure that this video did not contain any classified information.” Read more →

Jun 28, 2021
460. Preston Dennett
1:54:15

Preston Dennett back on to speak about his new book: Wondrous: 25 True UFO Encounters. Published for the first time, these true firsthand accounts cover the gamut of the UFO phenomenon: sightings, USOs, landings, face-to-face meetings with ETs, onboard UFO encounters, and whistleblower stories revealing shocking secrets the government doesn’t want you to know.

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Jun 23, 2021
AudioBlog: UFOs in Indonesia
0:07:50

Wherever there are UFOs, there are UFO enthusiasts, and since there are UFOs everywhere, UFO enthusiasts can be found everywhere as well. This week we’ll look at Indonesia, where members of that region’s largest UFO organization have recently offered their opinion to the local press on the upcoming Pentagon UAP Task Force unclassified report due to come out later this month.

An article written by Wulan Kusuma Wardhani and posted online for The Jakarta Post on Monday, June 7, 2021, is headlined, “Not a cult: Indonesia’s biggest UFO-community BETA-UFO weighs in on U.S. government report.” The two people speaking for the organization are 55-year-old Nur Agustinas and 48-year-old Anugerah Sentot Sudono. Agustinus was a cofounder of BETA-UFO IN 1997 along with Bayu Yunantias Amus and several others, and Sudono is described as a “senior member” in the article.

BETA is an acronym for “Benda Terbang Aneh,” which is Indonesian for “Unidentified Flying Object.” The term was introduced in the 1960s by Jacob Salutan, founder of the Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space. Salutan was a vice air marshal in the Indonesian Air Force and started Studi UFO Indonesia (Indonesian UFO Studies/SUFOI). He wrote two books on UFOs: “UFO: Salah Satu Masalah Dunia Masa Kini” (UFO: One of the Current World Problems) and “Menyingkap Rahasia Piring Terbang” (Unveiling the Secrets of UFOs). As of this writing, SUFOI appears to be inactive.

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Jun 21, 2021
459. Matthew Roberts & Kevin Knuth
1:50:54

Guest Matthew Roberts discusses when he was aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt for the events that brought the now declassified Gimbal & Go Fast UAP videos then his own personal experience since that time and how it changed everything, then Kevin Knuth joins in they both discuss the upcoming UAP Task Force Report, as well as both speak on scientists lack of curiosity in what could be the greatest revelation of all time.

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Jun 16, 2021
AudioBlog: R.I.P. Mr. U.F.O
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This past Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, UFO and paranormal researcher Timothy Green Beckley passed on. He was a colorful character who stood out in a field full of colorful characters, and while he might not have been the most serious of researchers, he was part of a circle of legendary characters from the days of flying saucers that included James Moseley, Gray Barker, and John Keel.

Records of Beckley’s age at the time of his passing range from 65 to 69. According to the IMDb, he was born on March 4, 1952 as Jeremy Stone. In addition to his interest in the paranormal, he was an actor in and producer of soft-core porn/horror movies and was known to fans as “Mr. Creepo.” He wrote and published many books on the paranormal with a definite sensationalized bent and was active in the community up until his death. According to what is believed to be his self-authored bio, “Tim Beckley had so many careers that even his own girlfriend didn’t know what he did for a living… Timothy Green Beckley has been described as the Hunter Thompson of UFOlogy by the editor of UFO magazine Nancy Birnes.” His bio contains the claims that his life was saved by an invisible force at the age of three, he started having out of body experiences at the age of six, he had his first UFO sighting at age ten, and had two more after that in the course of his life.

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Jun 13, 2021
458. Caz Clarke
1:53:39

First hand witness Caz Clarke discusses the The Pentyrch UFO Incident which happened in February of 2016, over the Welsh village of Pentyrch, there was military intervention and a purported crashing in the outskirts of Llantrisant, Wales. (note: apologies for poor audio)

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Jun 09, 2021
AudioBlog: A UFO in Lumberton, North Carolina
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It is often the case with UFO investigators that once they get to an area where a UFO has been reported, the UFO is long gone, and all they can do is interview witnesses. This is important as a means of creating a record of the case that can be referred to by future investigators and researchers. But, occasionally an investigator gets the chance to be a witness and actually observe what had been reported. This happened to investigator Lee Speigel who was looking into a series of sightings by as many as thirty police officers and 50 civilians in Lumberton, North Carolina in 1975. Spiegel submitted a report on the case to the director of the Center for UFO Studies and former Project Blue Book scientific consultant, J. Allen Hynek. The case file resides in the archives housed by David Marler in New Mexico.

Along with Speigel’s report and contemporary newspaper clippings, there is also a series of paper slips in the file folder containing call information, presumably filled out at a CUFOS UFO call center. (If anyone can confirm this, please comment.) According to Speigel’s report, a violent thunderstorm in the area ended at 1:35 a.m. on April 3, 1975. A “call slip” in the case file has the information that at 1:45 a.m., Sheriff Ronn Thompson was monitoring the radio while working as the dispatcher at the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office in Lumberton when the first report of a strange object came in. It was seen by Robeson County Officer Phil Stanton and then by two officers from St. Paul. All three described the object as v-shaped with red, blue, and clear lights. A slip with 5:15 a.m., filled in for the time has the information that two Sampson County officers saw a similar object that put a spotlight on them as it moved off. One of the officers “clocked it” at 200 mph. It appears that there was a full fledge flap after 10:00 p.m. that night because a slip with 10:15-10:30 p.m. filled in for the time has information on the back that officers from four different police departments and 50 “citizens” reported seeing something.

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Jun 06, 2021
457. Ron James
1:54:14

Filmmaker Ron James discusses the current UFO developments and his thoughts on how things may be orchestrated, and his work on MUFON Television and more.

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Jun 02, 2021
AudioBlog: UFOs, Science and Controversy at the University of Colorado
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For a brief period in the late 1960’s, UFO enthusiasts were encouraged by the fact that some scientists were beginning to take the subject seriously. This was due in large part to renowned atmospheric physicist Dr. James McDonald’s coming forward and publicly acknowledging that he was investigating the mystery. Around the same time, in 1966, Project Blue Book scientific consultant Dr. J. Allen Hynek angered many in the state of Michigan by offering the possibility that some of the UFOs reported during a flap that year in the state were swamp gas. This lead to a congressional hearing looking into the Air Force’s handling of the UFO problem, and that resulted in an Air Force funded scientific study at the University of Colorado headed by physicist Dr. Edward U. Condon. This was something many in the UFO community had been hoping for, and they were optimistic that something positive might come of it. Unfortunately, the project ran into personality problems that nearly derailed it.

An article written by John G. Fuller and published in the May 14, 1968, issue of Look Magazine looks deeply into the matter. Under the headline “Flying Saucer Fiasco,” the article is introduced as “The extraordinary story of the half-million-dollar ‘trick’ to make Americans believe the Condon committee was conducting an objective investigation.”

After giving an overview of the project and its participants, Fuller references a story published early October 1966, in the Denver Post. Project Coordinator Robert J. Low, describing the UFO project as a function of the university, was quoted as saying that it “comes pretty close to the criteria of non acceptability.” Read more →

May 30, 2021
456. Jack Bushong & Ian Rogers
1:53:31

SEGMENT ONE: Jack Bushong, a retired meteorologist for the National Weather Service observed something unexplained UFOs March of 1994 on weather radar while he was working in Muskegon. During the break, Dave Marler says hi, with blogger Charles Lear. SEGMENT TWO: Ian Rogers of the documentary UFO Town, to discuss the controversial The Carp, Ontario Case and more.

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May 26, 2021
455. RALPH BLUMENTHAL & DAMIEN NOTT
1:52:10

Ralph Blumenthal discusses the 60 Minutes segment on UFOs then main guest Damien Nott, Experiencer, Photographer and Filmmaker speaks bout his documentary, Australian Skies and his new films, “Fractured Realities” and “Haunted Skies!” He also shares his multiple UFO sightings as well as his own terrifying personal experience.

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May 19, 2021
454. Luis Elizondo
1:53:48

Guest, Ex-Pentagon official Luis (Lue) Elizondo discusses what it was like as a former intelligence officer with the Department of Defense and the director of AATIP, the Pentagon's secret UFO program. He talks about the dynamics of what has been observed, the USS Nimitz case, and what the government may or may not know about these incursions and more.

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May 12, 2021
453. Travis Taylor & Brandon Fugal, then Mark Fiorentino
1:54:23

First up, Travis Taylor & Brandon Fugal on the Season Premier night of the HISTORY Channel's "The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch, then then the main show guest, Mark Fiorentino shares his views on how the universe really works based on his study and research of Einstein’s Unified Field Theory and how the applications can be used to travel thru space (possible UFO propulsion), renewable energy, and future technology and more.

Thumbnail image: Courtesy of The HISTORY® Channel.

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May 05, 2021
452. Listener Call-In Show
1:55:55

Listener call-in show, but first, Mick West comes on to talk about what the "Pyramid UFO" really might be, plus Kevin Day talks about the Nimitz Encounter, then Martin was joined by call screener, and KGRA Radio show producer, Bill Skywatcher taking calls about UFO encounters, and much more.

Click show notes for video on how the Pyramid UFO is explained.

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Apr 28, 2021
AudioBlog: UFO Ejects Metal Over Iowa
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Tales of UFOs ejecting hot metal go back to the days when flying saucers were just becoming an American national obsession. In fact, the first flying saucer witness, Kenneth Arnold, encountered such a tale when he looked into the Maury Island Incident for Fate magazine and became the first privately funded flying saucer investigator. In this week’s blog, we’ll take a look at an incident that was reported 30 years later in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

According to an article by Jason Offutt for the Eastern Jackson County, Missouri, Daily Examiner published online on February 9, 2011, Mike Moore was driving through Big Lake Park with his wife at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 17, 1977, when they saw “this big ball of red stuff in the sky.” Moore said it hovered, dropped something on fire into the park, and then flew away.

According to an article by Richard Warner published on the website of the Historical and Preservation Society of Pottawattamie County (Council Bluffs, Iowa), at 7:45 p.m. that same night, three teenagers driving to a store observed what seems to be the same falling red ball. It went behind some trees in Big Lake Park. Then, there was a bluish-white flash and two “arms of fire” were seen that shot out more than ten feet into the air. Read more →

Apr 26, 2021
451. Kathleen Marden
1:53:55

Martin has a conversation with Kathleen Marden about the 60th anniversary of Betty and Barney Hill’s abduction. She talks about what it was like for them on a personal level, her own experiences and several other related topics. She has recently published the 60th anniversary edition of Captured!

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Apr 21, 2021
AudioBlog: UFOs over Finland Redux
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Reports of UFO sightings and alien encounters come from all over the world, from Australia to Zimbabwe. Place a finger at random on a globe and chances are some sort of UFO history from that area has been recorded. This week, the finger has landed on Finland, and Finland not only has a UFO history but also has active UFO researchers as well.

The history of UFO reports in Finland is much like that of other countries except that it starts earlier than most, dating back to the early 20th century.  As was the case for much of Scandinavia, Finland had reports in the 1930s and 1940s of mystery lights, aircraft and rockets.

During the winter between 1933 and 1934, many people in Sweden reported seeing mysterious aircraft, some with bright lights (unusual for the period) that were able to fly in harsh weather conditions, day or night.  The Swedish Air Force sent out planes to look for the aircraft, and ski patrols were sent to man mountaintop searchlights.  The Finnish Army sent up their own planes, and the first report of “a shining bright light, just like a blowtorch” came from Kemi, a town just east of the Swedish border. The report received a good deal of press coverage and Finnish authorities declared without proof that the light was from something of Russian origin.  At a 1937 press conference, spokesmen for the Finnish military declared that all the sightings could be explained by weather formations and inaccurate observations. Read more →

Apr 16, 2021
450. Darcy Weir, Jim Goodall, Stephen Bassett & Gary King
1:52:22

Darcy Weir, joined by Jim Goodall, Stephen Bassett, and Gary King discuss the documentary "Crop Circle Realities", UFOs, Ben Rich, Area 51 and much more!

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Apr 14, 2021
AudioBlog: UFO April Fool's Jokes
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Happy April! While April Fools’ Day will have passed by the time this blog is posted, the writer thought it would be fun to look at UFO related April Fools’ jokes. While hoaxes have long been a bane to UFO researchers, hopefully researchers can put aside their disdain for such activity at least one day out of the year and get in touch with their sense of humor. In fact, some have argued that a sense of humor is essential when looking into the paranormal.

An April Fools’ joke that ended up embedded in the UFO mythos as evidence for the existence of aliens involved a photo depicting what has become known as the “Silverman.” Isaac Koi (real name withheld to protect his profession as a barrister) discusses this photo at length on his website. According to his (male possessive pronoun used due to antecedent male seeming name) research, the photo first appeared in the German publication Neue Illustrierte “on or about April 1, 1950 with the title ‘Der Mars-Mensch.’” It was admitted to be a joke a short time later, but that didn’t prevent the photo from showing up in literature and on websites with the claim that it depicts a real alien. For instance, this description appeared in Brazilian UFO mag, n.18, p.18, dec 1991:

Above, one of the most impressive photos of an alleged extraterrestrial creature recovered from crashed UFOs. For many years it was thought the photo originated from a crash in the USA, but recently it was found it was captured in Germany, shortly before the Second World War. The officers who hold the being are high-ranking members of the SS. Read more →

Apr 09, 2021
449. Irene Previn & Stan Gordon
1:53:54

Australia's Irene Previn on Westall UFO Incident's 55th anniversary (April 6, 1966) for 20 minutes and guest, Stan Gordon on the 1973 UFO-Bigfoot wave in Pennsylvania that his teams investigated and another aspect of the UFO phenomena that has been hardly discussed concerns what he has termed: "Mini-UFOs". Stan discusses all sorts of bizarre cases, and speculates to what we may be experiencing.

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Apr 07, 2021
AudioBlog: Father William Gill’s Flashlight: Papua, New Guinea 1959
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The 1959 sightings of Father William Gill in New Guinea, then an Australian territory, were well known and much discussed in the 1960s and 1970s. Given the multiple witnesses over two nights, observation of occupants and the credibility of the reporting witness, an Anglican missionary, it made for a sensational encounter. Even more incredible, the craft and occupants sighted seemed to respond to the witnesses throughout the encounter. The story was featured in Dr. J. Allen Hynek’s The UFO Experience: A Scientific Enquiry and The Hynek UFO Report, the double album UFO Encounters (which features Father Gill telling his story and Hynek’s commentary) and in the 4th issue of Gold Key’s UFO Flying Saucers comic book. Although area residents seem to have had minor sightings of a bright light earlier in the year, Father Gill’s sightings begin the night of June 26, 1959. He was at his mission in Boianai, Papau, New Guinea and about 6:45 PM he spotted a white light near Venus in the evening sky. Soon this light descended through cloud cover that had moved in as time passed. The light grew larger until it became obvious that it was some type of craft. Read More: https://podcastufo.com/father-william-gills-flashlight-papua-new-guinea-1959/
Apr 06, 2021
448. Ralph Blumenthal
1:54:41

Guest Ralph Blumenthal discusses his latest book which dives deep into the life of the late Dr. John Mack, a tenured and renown Harvard psychologist. Dr. Mack risked his stellar reputation and career to investigate purported human encounters with alien entities and to give credibility to the bewildering accounts told by people who were utterly convinced they had really happened. Ralph discusses what it took research John Mack, and the people who helped him out.

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Mar 31, 2021
AudioBlog: UFOs and Electromagnetism
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A common element of UFO reports is that cars or other vehicles cease functioning during the sighting and often restart on their own after the UFO’s departure. Many researchers have speculated that this is an effect of electromagnetism, possibly related to an advanced system of propulsion. This seems to be a reasonable hypothesis and one that could be tested. All one would need would be a car and a source of electromagnetism. So, the question is, have there been any experiments done in laboratories, and have the results been published in a peer reviewed format?

The case that first brought attention to this aspect of the phenomenon was the 1957 incident involving a series of extraordinary encounters in and around the small farming community of Levelland, Texas. Patrolman Abraham John Fowler was working the evening shift at the Levelland Police Department on the night of November 2, when the first of what would be a series of unusual calls came in.

Just before 11:00 p.m., a farm worker, Pedro Saucedo, called to report a very strange encounter that left him and his co-worker, Joe Salaz, shaken and mystified.  According to Saucedo, they were in his pickup truck on their way to a farm ten miles northwest of Levelland. At 10:30 p.m., they turned off Route 116 (now Route 114), four miles west of Levelland, onto a side road. Off to their right, in a field, they saw a bright, blue flash, which drew their attention. The source of the light was a cigar or torpedo-shaped object around 200 feet long. As they watched, the object, glowing blue-green, lifted up and came towards the truck. As it did so, its color changed to bright yellow-white. Saucedo, thinking there was going to be a collision, jumped out and hit the dirt. Salaz remained inside and, fortunately for him, the object went over the truck. As the object passed over, the truck’s engine stalled, and the headlights went out.

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Mar 27, 2021
447. Frank Feschino & Alfred Lehmberg
1:52:34

Guests, Frank Feschino & Alfred Lehmberg discuss the bizarre evening of September 12, 1952, what is mostly known as the Flatwoods Monster Incident, but there is a lot more to it.

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Mar 24, 2021
AudioBlog: UFOs and Astronauts
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As one might expect, astronauts have come upon things in space that they were not able to readily identify. In fact, astronauts have not only reported seeing UFOs, but some, most notably Gordon Cooper and Dr. Edgar Mitchell, have gone so far as to publicly advocate for disclosure and an end to secrecy regarding the subject.

Gordon Cooper described having encounters with UFOs as an Air Force pilot prior to his involvement in the space program. In his 2000 memoir, “Leap of Faith: An Astronaut’s Journey Into the Unknown,” Gordon wrote that he chased saucer-shaped craft when he was stationed in Germany in the 1950s, and that objects flew over the base daily that were faster than known man-made machines. He also claimed to have been given film in 1957 of a saucer that landed at Edwards Air Force Base, which he sent off to the Pentagon and never saw again.

In spite of his alleged UFO encounters in Earth’s atmosphere, Cooper claimed that neither he nor any other astronauts had seen UFOs while in space. According to him, there was nothing to the well-known report that he saw a green glowing object approach his craft during his final orbit in May 1963 aboard Mercury Faith 7 while over Australia.

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Mar 19, 2021
446. Greg Matloff
1:52:25

Guest Greg Matloff discusses his new book, “Stellar Engineering” in which he explores an intriguing speculation that we might live in a Stapledon/Dyson swarm of alien space habitats within our Solar System’s Kuiper Belt, he further talks on his thoughts on UFOs and more.

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Mar 17, 2021
Bonus Podcast: A 2010 with Alan Bean
0:29:35

Martin Willis and Phyllis Kao interview with astronaut and artist Alan Bean in 2010. Alan's beautiful artwork comes from the perspective of someone who was in space and the fourth man on the moon on the Apollo 12 Mission in November of 1969. He discusses his methods, using actual moon dust, moon boots, and more in his creations. He also discusses moon landing and other conspiracies, and had a great philosophy in handling it all. Alan Bean 1932-2018 https://www.alanbean.com/ Check out Alan's message: https://www.alanbean.com/message_from_alan_bean.cfm The sound quality was the best I could do in 2010 recording from a speaker phone.

Mar 15, 2021
AudioBlog: UFOs, Nukes and Abductions
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One commonly reported characteristic of UFOs is that they are often seen near nuclear weapons facilities. One would think that this would get the attention of government authorities, and it seems it has. Robert Hastings is a researcher who looked into this aspect of the UFO mystery, and his work caused many people, including those in the media, to take a serious look at it. Then, at the risk of casting doubt on his credibility, Hastings came forward with the claim that he had had an abduction experience. While this upset some of the people who had been encouraged by Hastings to come forward with their stories of UFOs at nuclear facilities, one man told Hastings of abductions reported by men stationed at such facilities.

According to Hastings, he was sixteen when he first became interested in UFOs. He was working as a janitor in the air traffic control tower at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, where his father was stationed. A supervisor called him over to look at a radarscope. When Hastings came over, the supervisor told him they were looking at returns of UFOs. Hastings was intrigued and was told to come back later if he wanted to talk about them, but when he did, the supervisor no longer wanted to discuss the matter.

Hastings later learned from his father that fighter jets had chased the UFOs over the Minuteman missiles that were housed at the base. He then read an article in the Saturday Evening Post about UFOs reported over other nuclear missile sites. He got the impression that what happened at Malmstrom was something real and not unique. He felt there was a connection between UFOs and nuclear weapons, and he began reaching out to military personnel to find evidence. Read more →

Mar 13, 2021
444. Nebojsa Borkovich
1:28:16

Guest Nebojsa Borkovich discusses what it was like sailing across the Pacific Ocean in a 8 meter sailboat and being followed by mysterious objects--UFOs--throughout the voyage.

Mar 10, 2021
AudioBlog: More Metal from the UFO: The Bob White Object
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In last week’s blog, we looked at metals associated with UFO reports that were held up as evidence for extraterrestrial visitation. The cases we examined were from the early days of the UFO mystery and in this week’s blog we’ll look at one that is more recent.

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More Metal From the UFO: the Bob White Object
Mar 06, 2021
444. Avi Loeb
1:53:54

Guest astrophysicist, Avis Loeb discusses his recent book: 'Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth' which is an openminded theory that the object named Oumuamua that is visiting our solar system may be of Extraterrestrial technological origin. We also discuss Breakthrough Starshot, whose goal is to send a fleet of tiny probes to Alpha Centauri, then Marc D'Antonia joins us for the second hour to add to the discussion.

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Mar 03, 2021
AudioBlog: Metal From the UFO
0:10:28

From the days of the earliest citizen UFO investigators, metals associated with UFO reports have been held up as evidence for extraterrestrial visitation. Labs have been employed in testing and claims have been made that the results support a non-earthly origin for the material in question. While some of these claims have been dismissed, others continue to be debated.

The first modern UFO era citizen investigator was Kenneth Arnold, who was also the first modern era UFO witness. Arnold had seen a fleet of UFOs while flying near Mt. Rainier on June 24, 1947. Arnold was offered an assignment by publisher, Ray Palmer, who was looking for a good story for the premier issue of his new venture, Fate magazine. Palmer had received a letter describing a sighting near Maury Island, off the coast of Tacoma, Washington. Six donut-shaped craft were reported, one of which seemed to be having difficulties. It discharged hot material that allegedly injured the witness’s son and killed his dog. Palmer asked Arnold to look into the story, and Arnold asked for $200. Palmer wired him the money and Arnold became the world’s first privately funded UFO investigator. Read more →

Feb 27, 2021
443. Miguel Romero
1:52:50

Guest, Miguel Romero talks about his longtime interest in UFOs, as well as UFOs in Mexico & worldwide incidents, and whether UFOs may have a connection to consciousness plus a lot more.

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Feb 24, 2021
AudioBlog: A UFO, Humanoids and Robots Near Cisco Grove, California
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In our last blog we looked at reports of 21st century UFO occupants. UFO researchers and investigators have given those that have a roughly human appearance the appropriate name “humanoid.” These creatures seem to be biological, but there have been occasional reports of robots accompanying UFO occupants. A dramatic 1989 report comes from the city of Voronezh in Russia. This involved a 9-12 foot tall humanoid with three eyes, and a small box-shaped robot. They both exited a banana-shaped craft and took a walk in a park in front of terrified onlookers. The incident was reported by the official Tass news agency, picked up by the American Press, and featured in the Oct. 11, 1989 New York Times. An incident that didn’t get much attention from the press, but did get a lot of attention from UFO investigators, was reported in 1964. It involved humanoids and robots in Cisco Grove, California, that displayed actions far more hostile than a stroll in the park.

Blog with Links: https://podcastufo.com/a-ufo-humanoids-and-robots-near-cisco-grove-california/

Feb 19, 2021
442. Ben Hansen & Calvin Parker
1:50:32

Guest Ben Hansen checking in and speaking on the new series that he stars in, Discovery + "UFO Witness". Ben talks about the witnesses and cases, one of which is Calvin Parker of the 1973 Pascagoula Adduction who joined us and stays for the last segment of the show with callers during the last 30 minutes.

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Feb 17, 2021
AudioBlog: The 1973 Pascagoula Incident
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Narrated by Sarah Maxwell

Note: This particular blog was posted on our original website in 2013. It was the genesis of Calvin Parker speaking out on our show for the first time in decades about the incident. One of the most sensational abduction cases of the 1970s, the Pascagoula Incident remains unsolved to this day. On October 11, 1973 two co-workers out fishing claimed to have been taken by three strange looking aliens into their spaceship, examined and released. The two men attempted to report their encounter to a nearby military base who referred them to the local sheriff. Thinking that the two men could be caught in a lie that would expose a hoax the sheriff left the men together in a room with a hidden microphone after his initial interviews. Much to the surprise of law enforcement, the men did not reveal a hoax but instead had a conversation that just reinforced their claims. The story spread from local media to international wire services and was investigated by Dr. J. Allen Hynek and others. Detractors note that nearby security cameras should have seen the craft the men described but other witnesses have reported seeing the craft on the same night. For the text version with links: https://podcastufo.com/the-1973-pascagoula-incident
Feb 12, 2021
441. Larry Hancock
1:53:36

Guest Larry Hancock discusses the premise of his book: Unidentified: The National Intelligence Problem of UFOs, his involvement in the search for documents, statistics and analysis of UFO crafts reported, as well as encounters with almost all things nuclear and much more.

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Feb 10, 2021
UFO Occupants in the 21st Century
0:09:23

by Charles Lear In last week’s blog, we looked at a case that involved an encounter with a UFO occupant that didn’t fit the profile of the iconic Grey-type alien. There were many such cases reported in the press up until the 1980s. Then, the Greys, the Reptilians, and the occasional Insectoids seem to have pushed the others aside, but even these don’t show up too often in the papers. UFO occupants, especially those that don’t fit what has become the standard model, have become personae non gratae for most newspaper editors, and this seems to have created the impression that they haven’t been reported by witnesses. For the full text with links: https://podcastufo.com/ufo-occupants-in-the-21st-century/

Feb 06, 2021
440. Melanie Kirchdorfer
1:54:15

Guest Melanie Kirchdorfer discusses the childhood incident in detail, and what the incident means to her now. She talks about what she experienced prior, her struggle of being told it was her imagination and how she has coped with what happened to her.

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Feb 03, 2021
AudioBlog: A Wyoming Elk Hunter Takes a Ride in a UFO
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Back in the days before aliens took on the form of the standardized “Grey” model, they came in all shapes and sizes. UFOlogists called them “humanoids,” and there was a wave of them in France in 1954. In 1955 they started popping up in the United States and worldwide. Many UFOlogists, who were trying to convince the scientific community that the mystery was worth studying, tended to reject humanoid reports. Some, such as Coral and Jim Lorenzen of the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, kept an open mind as long as the humanoids didn’t talk. If a witness reported they had had a conversation and were taken to another planet, that case was tossed into the contactee pile. However, there was a case in the seventies that made the Lorenzens and a lot of other researchers rethink their position.

On Oct. 25, 1974, Rawlins, Wyoming resident Carl Higdon decided to take the day off from his job as foreman for an oil drilling crew. One of his “key men” was sick with the flu and he didn’t think anything would be accomplished that day. It was the peak of elk hunting season, and he had just bought a 7mm Remington Magnum rifle, so he probably didn’t have to think for too long about how he would be spending the day. He loaded up his company’s two-wheel drive pickup truck and headed for McCarty Canyon in Carbon County.

Complete blog with links: https://podcastufo.com/a-wyoming-elk-hunter-takes-a-ride-in-a-ufo/

Jan 30, 2021
439. Jonathan Lace
0:54:50

One hour segment, Jonathan Lace discuses his interest in the UFO topic, the change in the attitude of the last few years, his thoughts on the Nimitz encounters, and his role as the Public Relations Officer for the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies.

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Jan 27, 2021
AudioBlog: Portage County UFO Chase
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In 1966, there was a UFO case that involved a chase and sightings by multiple police witnesses. In addition to their testimonies, there was a reported radar confirmation and a possible pilot witness. Faced with all this evidence, the initial Air Force investigation consisted of two phone calls to a single witness. Based on interviews lasting a total of around four minutes, the conclusion was that the officers had seen a satellite and chased the planet Venus. The case was re-evaluated after a more thorough investigation, thanks to the efforts of an outraged congressman, and the conclusion was that the officers had seen a satellite and chased the planet Venus.

Full blog with links: https://podcastufo.com/the-portage-county-ufo-chase/

Jan 23, 2021
438. Greg Bishop
1:54:05

An interesting discussion with guest Greg Bishop about his thoughts on how UFO encounter experiences can be differing between witnesses, he further talks about different cases and the varying human element of UFO field, good, bad and in between.

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Jan 20, 2021
AudioBlog: Injured by the UFO, Part III
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This is the third in a series examining the rather grim subject of UFO related injuries. While we don’t want to dwell on this aspect of the mystery too extensively, it would be remiss to leave the subject without exploring what happened in Brazil in 1977. The events there were extraordinary, as was the investigation by the Brazilian Air Force. Fortunately, it was not the start of a trend in UFO contact, for had it been, many of us might be considerably more anxious. From April 1977 into 1978, there was a flap over the Amazon Delta in the northeast section of Brazil. Because it involved reports of attacks and injuries, the Brazilian Air Force was moved to put together a special operation to deal with it. It was designated “Operação Prato”, which is Portuguese for “Operation Plate.” Full Text with links: https://podcastufo.com/injured-by-the-ufo-part-iii/

Jan 15, 2021
437. Dr. Mark Rodeghier & David Marler
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Guests, Dr. Mark Rodeghier & David Marler to discuss the recent preservation efforts of the worlds largest collection of UFO case files, the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) archives. Interesting revelations of cases and more.

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Jan 13, 2021
AudioBlog: Injured by the UFO, Part II
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Starting in the 1960’s, UFOs began to interact with witnesses in a most unpleasant manner. In part one of this series, we looked at cases where people were injured by UFOs, specifically by being burned. One case involved an eight-year-old boy in Hobbs, New Mexico in 1964. This week we’ll look at another episode from 1968 that has a lot of similarities. Two other cases will be examined as well. One comes from New York, and the other is a famous case from Canada. All are unexplained and may make one think twice before approaching anything unusual floating in the sky. Full text with links: https://podcastufo.com/injured-by-the-ufo-part-2/

Jan 09, 2021
436. Tim Seanor
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Guest Tim Seanor discusses an event that took place on July 5, 2019 at Rockaway Beach Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. He was accompanied by his father, Donald Seanor along along with other family members to witness an event that defies the norm, from Tic Tac UFOs, a disk and much more. Tim Seanor has a background is in Psychology is a writer with the pen name of David Powers and father of five.

 

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Jan 06, 2021
AudioBlog: A UFO & Little Green Men in Emilcin
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Every year, around May 10, people from all over the country come together to celebrate the anniversary of a famous UFO encounter. They gather around a monument erected by a group dedicated to all things paranormal and listen to a local tour guide recount the event and the circumstances surrounding it. While this sounds like one of many celebrations in spots throughout the United States, this particular event occurs in Poland, in the little eastern village of Emilcin. The report of a local farmer there, 42 years ago, captured the imaginations of generations of Poles and stirred up a fair amount of speculation and conspiracy theories. For full text with links, click: A UFO and Little Green Men in Emilcin
Jan 02, 2021
435. Thomas Wertman
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Guest Thomas Wertman, discusses his investigation over 300 cases in Ohio with one of the most interesting involving two fisherman who experienced over three and one-half hours of missing time. In addition to working Ohio cases Thomas also conducted over 230 investigations in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico for MUFONS Case Assistance Group. He also talks about the strange experiences of his childhood, and the "Jetpack" UFO sightings.

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Dec 30, 2020
AudioBlog: Injured by the UFO
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Starting in 1947, UFOs seemed to be engaging humanity in a step-by-step process. In the first few years, only the UFOs were reported. Then, there were accounts of occupants showing themselves during what has become known as the 1954 French Wave. An intimate encounter was described by Brazilian farmer, Antônio Villas Boas, in 1957, and Betty and Barney Hill reported that, in 1961,they had been abducted. So far, no one was hurt during any of the encounters, but that would change in 1964. Complete blog with links: https://podcastufo.com/injured-by-the-ufo/
Dec 25, 2020
434. Jack Sliwa
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This is our guest Jack Sliwa's debut on the UFO topic. Jack discusses his research including angel hair trace cases, he also touches on some thoughts on propulsion and much more.

Check out his website:https://www.uapbehavior.com

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Dec 23, 2020
AudioBlog: UFOs and Balloons
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by Charles Lear

Throughout UFO history, a common explanation for sightings has been that the witness or witnesses saw a weather balloon. This explanation has often been used in a ludicrous manner by authorities seeking an easy means of dismissal, and this causes many UFOlogists to scoff at it in all cases. The truth is that it has been convincingly proven that weather balloons and balloons of all sorts have been mistaken as anomalous flying objects.

 

Full text with links: https://podcastufo.com/ufos-and-balloons-2/

Dec 18, 2020
433. Tim McMillan
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Guest Tim McMillan to discuss the launching of The Debrief website with news focusing on disruptive technology, UFO being part of that. The website thedebrief.org has great factual stories on it that you will not find elsewhere. Tim also discusses his connections with government insiders and his insight on the UFO phenomenon.

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Dec 16, 2020
AudioBlog: Pancakes From the UFO
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In 1961, Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe, USMC (Ret.) was the director of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena. That year, he and his organization were making life difficult for the Air Force with criticism of their UFO investigation, Project Blue Book. This was nothing new, but now they were close to getting open hearings in Congress to address their criticisms.

Then, on April 18, 1961, Joe Simonton, a 54 year-old plumber, handyman and part-time chicken farmer, reported a UFO encounter involving humanoids and offered physical evidence not usually associated with extraterrestrials. This was a strange case with a single witness, but Blue Book Director Robert Friend thought the Air Force should get involved. He mistakenly thought that NICAP would turn the case into a big story and accuse the Air Force of shirking its duties.

Full text with links: https://podcastufo.com/pancakes-from-the-ufo/#more-1215

Dec 12, 2020
432. Ben Smith & Maj David Toon
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The first 20 minute segment is with former CIA operative, Ben Smith who is featured in “Roswell: The First Witness” as Part of ‘History’s Greatest Mysteries’ which premieres 12/12 9:00PM ET on the HISTORY Channel, then guest MAJ David Toon on his study of imagery analysis on NASA archived solar satellite photos to determine if there is any evidence of intelligent anomalies or technosignatures (the term NASA uses for intelligent object). He also speaks of sightings related to his military background and more.

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Dec 09, 2020
AudioBlog: Broadcasting From the UFO
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by Charles Lear It was recently announced that the radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, the world’s largest until 2016, is beyond repair and will be demolished. It is an icon of modern astronomy on par with the Very Large Array (seen in the movie “Contact”) located in New Mexico, and the news has stirred an emotional response among many. For UFOlogists, the Arecibo telescope holds a special significance. It was from this telescope on November 16, 1974, that the first, scientist approved message intended for extraterrestrial intelligence was sent. It consists of a series of binary numbers that code for a graphic giving basic information about the chemistry of life on earth, human DNA, human form, and the telescope itself. The message was designed by Cornell astronomy professor Dr. Frank Drake, with input from others including Dr. Carl Sagan. If anyone ever responds, there are many out there listening, from radio astronomers to those specifically searching for extraterrestrial intelligence. But, there are those who believe the call has already been returned...... For full text version with link: Broadcasting From the UFO
Dec 05, 2020
431. Robert Powell
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Repeat guest Robert Powell on the release of his book, The Truth About UFOs: A Scientific Perspective which is geared for the young, we also discuss the SCU (Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies) the study of some major cases and more.

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Dec 02, 2020
430. Philip Mantle & Dr. David Clarke
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SEGMENT ONE: Philip Mantle discusses his latest book, INTRODUCING UFOS: A Young Person’s Guide and gets into behind the scenes of working with Calvin Parker of the Pascagoula Abduction and the latest developments. SEGMENT TWO: Dr David Clarke discusses his thoughts on UFOs in the UK, what his take is on the Rendlesham Forest Incident as well as Calvine Sighting of 1990 and more.

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Nov 25, 2020
AudioBlog: UFOs, Contactees, Humanoids and a Thorn in the Side of the Air Force
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The year 1957 was a very interesting one in UFO history. In that year, UFO occupant reports were accepted as worthy of investigation by serious organizations such as the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization and Civilian Saucer Intelligence of New York; Contactees were in the spotlight thanks to the Long John Nebel Show; and Maj. Donald Keyhoe USMC ret. became the director of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena.

For full text version with links:

UFOs, Contactees, Humanoids and a Thorn in the Side of the Air Force
Nov 20, 2020
429. Whitley Strieber
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Guest Whitley Strieber discusses his past, what happened at his cabin in the 1980s up to a new group of encounters starting in 2015, who the visitors may be and his interactions with them. Check out his latest book: A New World

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Nov 18, 2020
AudioBlog: Pilots and Planes Swallowed by the UFO
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Because the F stands for “flying” in the acronym UFO, it stands to reason that pilots should frequently be UFO witnesses. They certainly are and there is even a specialized reporting center just for them. The National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena was founded in 1999 by Dr. Richard M. Haines. The organization is dedicated to the study of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and their effects on aviation safety. By the way, Dr. Haines finds the UFO designation for the phenomena so distasteful, he refuses to appear on Podcast UFO. Most pilots prefer to remain anonymous, as publicly admitting to seeing a flying saucer is not usually an enhancement to their careers.

For full text version with links: Pilots and Planes Swallowed by the UFO

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Nov 13, 2020
428. Irene Previn
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Guest, Irene Previn joins us from Australia to discuss her research involving the UFO mystery, she speaks on the Westall Incident, Frederick Valentich, The Knowles Case and much more.

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Nov 11, 2020
AudioBlog: The Weird Entities of the UFO
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The Weird Entities of The UFO
Nov 07, 2020
427. Paul Stonehill
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Pre-recorded guest Paul Stonehill discusses the research involved in his latest book, Russia’s USO Secrets: Unidentified Submersible Objects in Russian and International Waters, and lots more.

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Nov 04, 2020
Halloween Bonus: True Ghost Stories
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True ghost stories by Martin Willis Happy Blue Moon Halloween!
Nov 01, 2020