This Week’s News Show Notes
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Our guest for the show today is author and proclaimed UFO historian, Richard Dolan… he will be joining us shortly after the break.
Before we get started, I have some sad news, one of our past guests, Lloyd Pye has died of lymphoma cancer just three days ago. I just discovered and posted on our Facebook page the other day that Lloyd’s show, was the top downloaded show of all time on podcast ufo, and we have had some pretty amazing guests.….I asked him a lot of pressing questions, but not sure if that is why or not it was so popular… I just think he had a huge following.…. Regardless of any controversy about the Starchild skull, Lloyd was a great guy and will be surely missed.
>>>> If anyone wants to listen to that interview, it is episode 35
They talk about China’s moon launch the other day of the ‘Jade Rabbit’ with Marc Sima of Beijing who is Podcast UFO’s China UFO correspondent.
There is not supposed to be any sovereignty in space including the moon. What will it mean if China plans their first permanent moon base by 2020 and what if they started claiming more and more territory on the moon. The US and Russia wants to protect their historical Lunar Landing sites, but is it going to be seen as US sovereignty? Then a clips is played from Stuart Gary’s Star Stuff podcast.
Elements of value on the moon? Helium-3 (He-3) is a light, non-radioactive isotope of helium with two protons and one neutron. It is rare on Earth, and it is sought for use in nuclear fusion research. It is very rare and the moon is full of it!
Richard Dolan comes on… Martin & Sam discuss controversial Majestic documents, majesticdocuments.com, as well as historical sighting accounts. The topic of the Deathbead Testimony video on YouTube that went viral arises and some questions asked from a former FBI agent on the validity of the whistleblower’s claims.
The Latest Blogs
Well known in the UFO community as an author and as the director of NICAP, Major Donald Keyhoe was a Marine pilot and established author well before the flying saucer craze of the late 1940s. He authored several books on unidentified flying objects, including the classic Flying Saucers Are Real. Although his experience in the aviation field and Pentagon contacts gave him a certain amount of authority, his detractors pointed to some of his other writings to discredit his work.
by Michael Lauck
Faith is an integral part of daily life. Although the word is commonly used in regards to religion, faith is not exclusively connected to one’s religious belief. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary website does offer both “belief in the existence of God” and “a system of religious beliefs” as definitions for faith but the very first definition is merely “strong belief or trust in someone or something.” When one uses this definition, it is easy to find examples of faith in daily life. Most people, for example, start their day thanks to the faith they have placed in an alarm clock.
Fall is starting to settle in around the US, bringing the new television season along with cooler temperatures and falling leaves. As we realize that our loyal listeners probably tear themselves away from their MP3 players and computers at least occasionally to watch a little TV, we thought this week we would present some thoughts on some of the new and returning UFO shows.
60 Min, Destination America
The press releases announcing Alien Mysteries promised state of the art special effects to recreate stories of encounter with extraterrestrials. Unfortunately, this show just does not deliver the effects promised. Instead, the show has primitive CGI effects which are repeated several times each episode. Even relatively simple scenes, such as cars driving down highways, are presented using the poor effects and overall the sub-par effects detract from the show. If you can get past the poor visuals used during the re-enactments, though, Alien Mysteries does a fairly good job using the words of the original witnesses and investigators to tell the stories of close encounters. Each episode focuses on a single event (such as Rendlesham Forest) or the experiences of a single group of witnesses, so Alien Mysteries has the time to explore each story they just unfortunately do not seem to have enough footage for each episode.
Why would an extraterrestrial civilization come here of all places in the universe? This is a commonly asked question by the UFO skeptics and debunkers. Personally, I think this is a rather unimportant question. I really honestly do not expect to understand the motivations of an alien species. Some may consider this taking the easy way out, but our own history is full of examples where cultures misunderstand each other’s motivations and desires. If American Indians did not understand what drove the Europeans, how are we to understand the thought process of an entirely different life form? As of this week, though, the question can be laid to rest.
Dr. Jesse Marcel Jr., the son of Army intelligence officer and Roswell witness Major Jesse Marcel, passed away on Saturday, August 24 of an apparent heart attack. He was 76 years old. Although he was a doctor and not a UFO researcher, Marcel was an advocate for his father’s story of the UFO crash at Roswell and claimed to have seen some of the wreckage himself. In 2008 he co-wrote The Roswell Legacy with his wife Linda.
As a child, Jesse Marcel Jr. was an avid model builder and radio hobbyist. His father was a HAM radio operator and in interviews years later the younger Marcel could still recite his father’s call letters. On July 7, 1947 both men’s live when change drastically when Major Marcel was ordered to investigate a debris field reported by Mac Brazel to Sheriff George Wilcox. Major Marcel and another army officer collected debris that they felt did not come from any conventional aircraft or weather balloon. On his way back to the Roswell Army Air Field from the crash site, which was several miles away, the major made a fateful decision. Excited by the discovery, he decided to stop by his home despite the late hour.
One of the common arguments used by skeptics and debunkers is that UFO witnesses are actually inserting pop culture imagery into their memories or interpretations of an event. For example, they will state that abductees see “Greys” because the Grey alien archetype was prominently featured on book covers and in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Of course this argument completely (and conveniently) overlooks the fact that the creatures depicted on these book covers and in the film were based on descriptions of experiencers who had not seen the movie or books. Nonetheless, the argument is still put forth confidently and is often not even questioned. How can this assertion be derailed?
Ivan T. Sanderson is probably best remembered today as a cryptozoologist. In fact, he is credited with coining the term cryptozoology. However, in addition to his work as a zoologist and monster hunter he also investigated unidentified flying object encounters. He wrote several books on flying saucers and was one of the first investigators to focus on unidentified submersed objects, or USOs. Sanderson was also commissioned by a magazine to investigate the so-called Braxton County Monster and spoke of the incident in radio interviews.
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.