Andy Fleming, UFO Sighting

Astronomer Witnesses Black Triangle Flying Again

By ANDY FLEMING

Fox_Mulder_under_UFOSo what did it look like, this object over my home area of Teesside in north east England? Well, I’ve made a graphical representation for illustration purposes using free Stellarium Planetarium software, a favourite tool for amateur astronomers.

It was about 11.30pm local time on April 25th, 2009. The weather was coming in cold, and I’d just packed up my large Newtonian reflecting telescope and deposited it, along with its eyepieces in the garden shed. The ‘seeing’ in fact had been excellent, a wonderful clear night with few clouds. Read more

Veteran Investigative Reporter Ralph Blumenthal Discusses His Vanity Fair Article on Abductions

Ralph Blumenthal, distinguished author and journalist, will discuss his recent Vanity Fair feature on abductions with Martin Willis on the May 24th episode of Podcast UFO.

(PodcastUFO.com) –  Ralph Blumenthal has been an investigative reporter and author for over 40 years. He was with the prestigious New York Times from 1964 to 2009 and has written four books on topics ranging from prison wardens to the famous Stork Club. His most recent piece for Vanity Fair took a departure from mainstream journalism and covered alleged alien abductions. Blumenthal will join Willis on the next episode of Podcast UFO (available May 24th) to discuss his piece, his opinions and the reaction he has received. This is the first interview he has done on the topic and promises to be an interesting discussion. “Actually I was surprised by the positive reaction,” he recently told Podcast UFO host Martin Willis. “I think everyone was so relieved to find a so-called mainstream journalist treating the subject seriously that I was quite flattered by the outpouring of positive reaction.” The episode will be the first of two released over the Memorial
Day Weekend, each on the topic of abductions.

Surprising many, Blumenthal has a sympathetic take on the topic. “A  lot of these experiencers… are very publicity averse. They’re not looking for attention, contrary to what you know outsiders often believe that these are either hoaxers or publicity seekers, fabricators looking for attention,” he said. “It’s quite the opposite, they’re very troubled people based on what has happened to them. They weren’t troubled before but they were troubled as a result of what they went through.” Despite believing that abductees are not generally making up their stories, Blumenthal realizes there are problems with simply declaring abduction cases to be actual alien contact. “There’s never enough physical proof to be persuasive, that’s one of the mysteries of the whole UFO and alien abduction phenomenon. No one has ever been able to come back with incontrovertible scientific proof. There’s always tantalizing things, there’s little cuts that heal quickly, there’s
witness sightings that coincide with abductions, you know there’s a pattern of evidence, fragmentary evidence, that falls short of incontrovertible proof.”

As always, the episode will have the weekly round up of UFO related news in addition to Martin’s discussion with Ralph Blumenthal. Then on Memorial Day listeners will be able to listen to a special bonus episode with returning guest Kathleen Marden and Denise Stoner, co-authors of the new book The Alien Abduction Files: The Most Startling Cases of Human-Alien Contact Ever Reported.

About Podcast UFO:

Podcast UFO is a weekly audio podcast that brings listeners news and interviews related to unidentified flying saucers and the search for alien intelligence. Each show features in-depth conversation with today’s most important and interesting UFO researchers, skeptics and experiencers. Produced and hosted by veteran podcaster Martin Willis, the show can be streamed through PodcastUFO.com or youtube.com/user/PodcastUFO as well subscribed to via iTunes. Podcast UFO can be contacted at martin@podcastufo.com.

Chris Rutkowski Discusses Record Amount of Canadian UFO Sightings on Podcast UFO

The May 17th episode of Podcast UFO features an in-depth discussion with Chris Rutkowksi focusing on UFOs in Canda.

(Immediate Release) – After the weekly news round up, Martin Willis is joined by Canadian UFO researcher Chris Rutkowski on the latest episode of Podcast UFO. The episode, which premieres on May 17th, will feature a discussion on Canadian sightings. It has recently been reported that 2012 was a record year for UFO sightings in Canada with more than twice the number of 2011 sightings. Rutkowski will address this and other aspects of the study of unidentified flying objects including the overlap with other areas of the paranormal. “There’s so many different facets that you can be involved with that you may have to pick and choose eventually,” Rutkowski said, also adding “There’s been some interesting overlaps…”

Chris Rutkowski also tells host Willis that he hopes to see more scientific study of unidentified flying objects. “There’s a lot of grist for the mill here for people to do a lot of interesting scientific research,” he said in the interview, “and it’s simply not being capitalized on.”

On the Podcast UFO Forums, which can be found at PodcastUFO.com, Chris Lambright will be featured in a Guest Star Forum starting on Friday, May 17. For almost a week, forum members can pose questions and interact directly with him through the dedicated Guest Star Forum. A former Podcast UFO guest featured in both Episode 25 and Episode 29, Chris Lambright is the author of X Descending, a book focusing on evidence collected by Ray Stanford and Paul Bennewitz. As always, the forums are free to join and also allow listeners to interact with one another as well as the Podcast UFO Team. Archives of previous Guest Star Forums with Kathleen Marden and Peter Robbins are still available to read.

About Podcast UFO:

Podcast UFO is a weekly audio podcast that brings listeners news and interviews related to unidentified flying saucers and the search for alien intelligence. Each show features in-depth conversation with today’s most important and interesting UFO researchers, skeptics and experiencers. Produced and hosted by veteran podcaster Martin Willis, the show can be streamed through PodcastUFO.com or youtube.com/user/PodcastUFO as well subscribed to via iTunes. Podcast UFO can be contacted at martin@podcastufo.com.

Micah Hanks Visits the May 3rd Episode of Podcast UFO

Researcher and theorist Micah Hanks visits the latest episode of Podcast UFO for a discussion of the future of UFOlogy.

(Immediate Release) – Host Martin Willis sits down with paranormal researcher, writer and radio personality Micah Hanks on the latest episode of Podcast UFO, available through iTunes or at PodcastUFO.com. Known for his strong and innovative opinions, Micah will bring the Podcast UFO audience a great deal of food for thought. For example, he’ll discuss the future of UFOlogy with Martin saying “With future technologies advancing and the use of AI to work in conjunction with people, if we feed known data to a computer of several orders of magnitude this information, we may get closer to some answers.” The discussion will also touch upon very real world factors facing UFOlogy today. “If you want to sell books,” says Hanks, “you have to be sitting there and telling people what we are dealing with when it comes to UFOs. We really can’t look at the UFO phenomenon and say we know what we are dealing with.”

In addition to Martin’s discussion with Micah Hanks, the show will also include the weekly round up of UFO and science news. Stories in this episode include pilot encounters with UFOs, research into the speed of light and an early assessment of the success (or failure) of the Citizens’ Hearing on Disclosure.

About Podcast UFO:

Podcast UFO is a weekly audio podcast that brings listeners news and interviews related to unidentified flying saucers and the search for alien intelligence. Each show features in-depth conversation with today’s most important and interesting UFO researchers, skeptics and experiencers. Produced and hosted by veteran podcaster Martin Willis, the show can be streamed through PodcastUFO.com or youtube.com/user/PodcastUFO as well subscribed to via iTunes. Podcast UFO can be contacted at martin@podcastufo.com.

SyFy’s Ben Hansen Featured On The Latest Podcast UFO

Ben Hansen from SyFy’s Fact or Faked joins Martin Willis on Podcast UFO’s April 26 episode which also features a review of new documentary Sirius.

(Immediate Release) – The latest episode of Podcast UFO brings listeners another round of great discussion on unidentified flying objects, this week between host Martin Willis and Ben Hansen. Former FBI investigator and host of SyFy’s Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, Hansen discusses not only the show but his personal connection with the UFO mystery. According to Ben, his grandfather worked at the infamous Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and “When he was in the hospital, this was literal moments before he died, he turned to my father, held his hand and said: We are not alone.” The discussion, of course, also turns to Fact or Faked and the challenges of investigating alleged paranormal videos and experiences.  Unfortunately, not even witnesses provide all the answers. For example, Hansen says “When something is hoaxed and the witness was unaware, you do not get a deception response when they are the ones who hoaxed it.”

In addition to the interview with Ben Hansen, Podcast UFO will also feature the weekly round up of news. Along with the top stories there is also a special review of the much touted new documentary Sirius from Dr. Steven Greer. Listeners are also invited to visit the Podcast UFO Forums to not only discuss the mystery of unidentified flying objects with other listeners but also special forum guest stars. Past guest stars have included Kathleen Marden and Peter Robbins with authors Chris Lambright and Mack Maloney already scheduled for appearances in the near future.

About Podcast UFO:

Podcast UFO is a weekly audio podcast that brings listeners news and interviews related to unidentified flying saucers and the search for alien intelligence. Each show features in-depth conversation with today’s most important and interesting UFO researchers, skeptics and experiencers. Produced and hosted by veteran podcaster Martin Willis, the show can be streamed through PodcastUFO.com or youtube.com/user/PodcastUFO as well subscribed to via iTunes. Podcast UFO can be contacted at martin@podcastufo.com.

CHASE KLOETZKE JOINS MARTIN WILLIS ON LATEST EPISODE

Chase Kloetkze Joins Martin Willis On Latest Podcast UFO Episode

Veteran UFO investigator Chase Kloetzke brings her unique insights and experiences to this week’s episode of Podcast UFO.

(Immediate Release) – The Friday, April 19th episode of Podcast UFO will connect listeners to Chase Kloetzke, a principled and experienced UFO investigator. For almost 20 years she has not only explored the mystery of unidentified flying saucers but also cryptozoology and various paranormal events. In her discussion with host Martin Willis she will discuss some of her personal experiences, including a surprising encounter during an investigation. “I was there to point out answers for the witness, some kind of aviation lights, so he could get back to his seemingly normal life. And, we witnessed the most crazy events, everything from a giant black triangle that flew directly over our heads, to a high minded fear,” said Chase. Black triangles are only part of her incredible story, though. During the interview she also tells of seeing some type of creatures, saying”He shown the flashlight and about six feet away from us standing, was a 3 1/2′ tall being.”

In addition to Chase Kloetzke’s amazing stories the episode features the weekly news round up and a summary of the recent “Guest Star” appearance on the Podcast UFO Forums by author and researcher Kathleen Marden. The show will also announce the Podcast UFO Forums’ next “Guest Star,” a personality from the UFO field who will answer questions posed by forum members for a limited time.

About Podcast UFO:

Podcast UFO is a weekly audio podcast that brings listeners news and interviews related to unidentified flying saucers. Each show features in-depth conversation today’s most important and interesting UFO researchers, skeptics and experiencers. Produced and hosted by experienced podcaster Martin Willis, the show can be streamed through PodcastUFO.com or youtube.com/user/PodcastUFO as well as subscribed to via iTunes. Podcast UFO can be contacted at martin@podcastufo.com.

MUFON’S SAM MARANTO RETURNS TO PODCAST UFO

 Martin Willis welcomes Sam Maranto back to Podcast UFO for a frank discussion on skeptics, UFOlogy and more.

(Immediate Release) – MUFON’s Illinois State Director Sam Maranto will once again join Martin Willis for another exciting discussion on the current state of affairs in the UFO field. Instead of concentrating on Chicago area incidents, such as the Tinley Park sights, they will take on the skeptic movement and their assault on serious UFO research. Maranto last appeared in March on Episode 36, which can be heard by visiting https://podcastufo.com/podcast/36-sam-maranto-i/. As always, the show will also include a round-up of UFO and science news. “Sam’s first appearance was very popular,” Willis said, “and I am very excited to have him back on the show.”

In addition to this week’s new episode, listeners are invited to visit the Podcast UFO Forums for a chance to interact with author Kathleen Marden. From April 13th until the 17th she will be the latest Forum Guest Star, with a special section dedicated solely to conversation between her and the members. The Podcast UFO Forums are free and easy to join and can be found at https://podcastufo.com/ufo-forum/. Mack Maloney and CHris Lambright have already been scheduled as future Forum Guest Stars.

About Podcast UFO:

Podcast UFO is a weekly audio podcast that brings listeners news and interviews related to unidentified flying saucers. Each show features in-depth conversation today’s most important and interesting UFO researchers, skeptics and experiencers. Produced and hosted by experienced podcaster Martin Willis, the show can be streamed through PodcastUFO.com or youtube.com/user/PodcastUFO as well as subscribed to via iTunes. Podcast UFO can be contacted at martin@podcastufo.com.

UFO JOURNALIST AND PLAYWRIGHT RYAN SPRAGUE JOINS MARTIN WILLIS ON NEXT PODCAST UFO

Open Minds Magazine contributor Ryan Sprague will talk about the recent International UFO Congress,his new play about the Rendlesham Incident and UFOs in general on the next episode of Podcast UFO.

(Podcast UFO) – Friday, March 29 will bring listeners a new episode of Podcast UFO featuring host Martin Willis’ conversation with with researcher and journalist Ryan Sprague. In addition to discussing Sprague’s exciting new project, a play based on the infamous Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, they will discuss the recent International UFO Congress (“It’s no longer the days of these white haired men,” according to Sprague).

As the author of a play about the Rendlesham Forest Incident, Ryan Sprague has done extensive research on the topic. On the show he reports being told that during the official debriefing given the US Air Force personnel who witnessed the events they were informed “civilizations travel to this planet from time to time, they come and go as they please and this is something that is in corroboration with the government.” This promises to be an exciting episode for everyone interested in the field of UFOlogy.

As always the episode will cover the week’s UFO and space science news. Future episodes of Podcast UFO will feature interviews with Grant Cameron, recently named Researcher of the Year by the International UFO Congress, Kevin Goodman, the UK author and Warminster Mystery expert, as well as Canadian science and technology writer, and UFO researcher, Chris Rutkowski.
About Podcast UFO:

Podcast UFO is a weekly audio podcast that brings listeners news and interviews related to unidentified flying saucers. Each show features in-depth conversation today’s most important and interesting UFO researchers, skeptics and experiencers. Produced and hosted by experienced podcaster Martin Willis, the show can be streamed through PodcastUFO.com or youtube.com/user/PodcastUFO as well as subscribed to via iTunes. Podcast UFO can be contacted at martin@podcastufo.com.

Rare U.S. Interview with Sweedish UFO Researcher, Clas Svahn

Clas Svahn of UFO Sweden makes a rare US appearance on this week’s episode of Podcast UFO to discuss the current state of UFOlogy in his country and the famous ghost rockets of the 1940s.

(Podcast UFO) – The Friday, March 22 episode of Podcast UFO will bring listeners a very special interview with Swedish journalist Clas Svahn. Host Martin Willis will discuss the famous ghost rocket incidents from the post-World War II era with Svahn as well as covering some of the current sightings in the area.

The Swedish ghost rocket sightings of 1946 were an important flap that occurred between the “foo fighters” of World War II and the “flying saucer” ear ushered in by Kenneth Arnold’s 1947 sighting. Although they have been largely forgotten in the United States, they were a major series of sightings with over two hundred incidents involving radar contacts. Early sightings were at night but Svahn states “They started seeing ghost rockets during the day, some had small wings or no wings at all, and they all landed in lakes for some reason.” His group, UFO Sweden, has recently conducted an intensive investigation into the ghost rockets.

In addition to Martin’s discussion with Clas Svahn, the episode will cover the week’s UFO news. Upcoming episodes of Podcast UFO will feature interviews with Grant Cameron and Ryan Sprague.

About Podcast UFO:

Podcast UFO is a weekly audio podcast that brings listeners news and interviews related to unidentified flying saucers. Each show features in-depth conversation today’s most important and interesting UFO researchers, skeptics and experiencers. Produced and hosted by experienced podcaster Martin Willis, the show can be streamed through PodcastUFO.com or youtube.com/user/PodcastUFO as well as subscribed to via iTunes. Podcast UFO can be contacted at martin@podcastufo.com.

STANTON FRIEDMAN RETURNS TO PODCAST UFO MARCH 15

The “godfather of UFOlogy” Stanton Friedman will return for an unprecedented third appearance on Podcast UFO. The new interview will focus on the early days of his famous Roswell investigation and more.

(USA) – The newest episode of Podcast UFO, ready to premiere on Friday, March 15, features the third appearance on the show by Stanton Friedman. A nuclear physicist and considered by many to be the “godfather of UFOlogy,” Friedman will discuss the early days of his Roswell investigation and more with host Martin Willis.
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NEW PODCAST UFO EPISODE ALLOWS LISTENERS TO SHARE THEIR ENCOUNTERS

This week’s Podcast UFO episode will allow a few brave listeners to share their true UFO sighting stories.

(For Immediate Release) – On Friday, March 8 the latest episode of Podcast UFO will bring listeners true stories of their unidentified flying object sightings from other listeners. This will be the first times these encounters have been shared with the public. Host Martin Willis feels this episode’s topic is especially important as the show was inspired by his own sighting.
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Podcast UFO Visits One of UfOlogy’s Unsung Heroes, Investigator, Sam Maranto

Sam Maranto, longtime MUFON investigator and the main force behind inquiries into the many Chicago area UFO sightings will join Martin Willis on the March 1st episode of Podcast UFO.

(For Immediate Release) – Sam Maranto, the Illinois State Director for the Mutual UFO Network, or MUFON, will join Martin Willis on the March 1st episode of Podcast UFO. The two will discuss Maranto’s investigations with a focus on the Tinley Park Lights, a spectacular series of sightings in the Chicago area. One of the incidents occurred in the skies over a performance of Ozzfest, resulting in thousands of witnesses. “Ozzy Osborne was playing that night,” Willis said in regards to the sighting, “and of course anything unusual coming into town has to stop in and see Ozzy, right?”
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Special Podcast UFO Episode Features Lloyd Pye, Starchild Skull Mystery

The latest Podcast UFO release has been delayed until Saturday to brings listeners an interview with author and researcher Lloyd Pye. Latest news on the Starchild Skull and the White House Petition for government research support will be covered.

The normal bi-weekly schedule of Podcast UFO is being interrupted to bring listeners a special interview with Lloyd Pye, the custodian and champion of the Starchild Skull. Pye is in the middle of a campaign to raise signatures for an official White House petition. If the petition can attract 100,000 by early March, there is a guarantee that it will be reviewed by the current administration. Host Martin Willis will discuss this effort as well as the latest news of genetic testing that has been conducted on the Starchild Skull and the need for future testing. In an effort to bring listeners a more in-depth conversation, the basic history of the Starchild Skull has been published by Podcast UFO at https://podcastufo.com/blog/the-starchild-skull/. “I don’t want to cover the same ground as other shows,” said Willis, “so this will give a chance for all of the listeners to catch up before the show.”
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