Rockin UFOs!

by Charles Lear

  When people in the UFO community refer to To The Stars Academy founder, Tom DeLonge, more often than not, the words, “rock star” precede his name.  This seems to serve the purpose of distinguishing him from “normal” UFOlogists but the truth is that he is but one of many rock musicians who have had or have a serious interest in the subject.  What’s unusual about DeLonge is that he has managed to gather the highly credentialed people he has staffing TTSA and that his group has stormed to the forefront of the field overshadowing other long existing research organizations.  For a “rock star” to manage this he has to overcome the big issue all UFOlogists are concerned with and that is credibility.  If a witness was drunk or on drugs during a sighting, a case will most likely be dismissed by an investigator.  As many rockers throughout history have been notorious for their often, extreme indulgence, well, you get the idea of what DeLonge is up against.

Going back to the beginning of rock and roll, founding father, Elvis Presley was a believer and a witness according to his hairdresser/spiritual advisor, Larry Geller.  Among Geller’s claims is that at Elvis’ nativity, his father saw a strange blue light in the sky and knew something special was happening.  Geller also claimed that Elvis was telepathically contacted by aliens at eight years of age and shown his future as the King of Rock and Roll.  Rockers who were witnesses and spoke for themselves include: John Lennon, who, along with his girlfriend, May Pang, saw a craft with a dazzling display of lights in 1974 over a New York apartment building, Jimi Hendrix, who witnessed a UFO in the State of Washington with his brother, Leon, Lemmy Kilmister who had a sighting of an object that hovered and then suddenly accelerated to an extreme speed in 1966 and Keith Richards who not only claimed sightings but was convinced his estate was a UFO landing spot.

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369. Randall Nickerson & Emily Trim, Ariel Phenomenon

FREE BONUS FULL SHOW Alejandro Rojas with Updates, and a very interesting 25th Anniversary show, the  with Randall Nickerson and Ariel School Incident witness, Emily Trim. We discuss this incident, the 10 year making of the completed and to be released film, Ariel Phenomenon,  Emily discusses the encounter as well as the impact it has made on her life and others, this is a show not to miss! Subscribe to full shows for $2 or more per month. 

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UFO Festival Fever

by Charles Lear

UFO fairs and festivals are popping up everywhere these days and some might think that this is not such a good thing.  People dressing themselves, their children and pets up as aliens and turning their vehicles into flying saucers, bah, humbug!  These activities trivialize the whole investigation and bias the public towards the extraterrestrial hypothesis.  Some of the fairs center around highly questionable cases and possible hoaxes.  The public needs to be informed that this is serious business and a revelation may be just around the corner that this planet is just one of many in the universe that harbors life and that would be the most profound moment in the history human civilization.

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UFOs in the Hudson River Valley

by Charles Lear

The Phoenix Lights is a classic case among UFOlogists and one of those where you quote the date (March 13, 1997) when mentioning it if you want to impress upon your fellows that you know your subject.  It involves a night of sightings by thousands of Arizona residents, including Governor Fife Symington, of a huge V-shaped craft that was defined by lights on it edges and blocked out stars as it passed.  It made national news and became the subject of the 2009 television movie, “I know What I Saw.”  The case was explained away as being a misidentified military flare drop, which happened two hours after the sightings reports.  The flare drop was localized, while the reported craft was said to travel across the entire state and, despite the incongruity, enough of the public accepted the explanation that the case was able to fade into history.

Similar sightings of huge V-shaped craft by thousands of witnesses along the Hudson River Valley occurred in the early 1980’s.  This was not just over a single night but over a period of years and should have overshadowed the Phoenix Lights in UFOlogical circles, but many don’t even know where the Hudson Valley is let alone that there was a fascinating series of sightings there which are being investigated to this day.  Even now there is still activity in the small area town of Pine Bush that holds a yearly UFO fair.  To give you an idea where the HRV is located, the Hudson River meets the ocean just past New York City.  The valley runs north up to Albany with New York State to the west. Read more