UFO Think Tank | Blog Talk Radio Feed
Summary: Going beyond the basics… Interviews and discussions with UFO researchers, authors, witnesses, scientists, and others to talk in-depth about issues related to this very real phenomenon. We bring together some of the best minds from multiple disciplines so that we can put our heads together to try to gain insight into this enigmatic issue. Host Alejandro Rojas is a UFO & Paranormal researcher, journalist, lecturer and Huffington Post blogger. Alejandro is a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network, the largest UFO investigative organization in the US, and is currently their Director of Public Relations and a state section director in Arizona. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies.
John Schuessler was a founding member of MUFON. He was the second International Director and is still a board member. Schuessler spent many years working in the space industry and for NASA. It was during a Gemini mission that he discovered astronauts were having UFO sightings. This is was his impetus to investigate UFOs.
Chuck is a paranormal investigator, who along with his sister Debbie Ziegelmeyer, was featured in the Sci-Fi channel’s Roswell Digs. He has recently investigated a string of cattle mutilations in Colorado. He was recently terminated as a reserve deputy sheriff’s officer for his involvement in paranormal investigations.
Suzanne Taylor is a filmmaker whose latest project was about crop circles. Her movie, What On Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery is a feature documentary, shot in England, that engages the lively community of visionary artists, scientists, philosophers, geometers, educators and farmers who have been profoundly touched by the crop circle phenomenon. It goes on to speculate about what would happen if it were ascertained that the circles do indeed come from other intelligence. For more information on her movie and to see the trailer, visit: http://cropcirclemovie.com
Carol Rosin, an award-winning educator, author, and space and missile defense consultant was the first woman Corporate Manager of an aerospace company, Fairchild Industries, where, among her other responsibilities, she was a spokesperson for “the father of rocketry,” Dr. Wernher von Braun who revealed information to her about conspiracies to keep the existence of ETs secret. She has testified before both the US House and Senate, and has traveled worldwide to consult with companies, organizations, governments, the intelligence community, candidates, leaders and grass roots.
Stan Romanek is the author of the book Messages, which chronicles his life as an abductee. Romanek’s experiences began with the video recording of some incredible mass UFO sightings, although a skeptic Romanek began having strange dreams and physiological effects leading him to believe he was dealing with extraterrestrials. His strange experiences escalated at an incredible rate, and continue to this day.
Ban Hansen is the team leader on the SyFy channel’s Fact or Faked. Early in his youth, Ben developed a fascination with UFOs and secret government projects. Ben has been looking for the real-life X-Files since he was a child and decided he would dedicate his career to investigations. After obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Criminology, he went to work for the State of Utah on a county SVU task force, and later as a criminal investigator for the FBI.
Robert Dean retired from the US Army as a command sergeant major after a 28 year career. He has appeared on radio programs, TV documentaries and at conferences discussing UFOs. Dean claims he saw a "Cosmic Top Secret" NATO briefing document on UFOs called "The Assessment" when he worked on the General Staff at Strategic Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). We'll talk to him about what he saw.
Ross Hemsworth is a TV and radio presenter, currently studying law in the UK. He has worked on paranormal shows for ITV and BBC Worldwide. For many years he has presented the TV and radio show called Now That’s Weird, and has spoken about his research of anomalous phenomena at conferences all over the world. He is the UK adviser for the International UFO Congress, and lives in the Crop Circle hotspots of Glastonbury. We will be talking about Gary McKinnon, Crop Circles, the UK UFO files and much more. Note: Audio issues have been corrected.
Jeff Willes has been researching UFOs for over 25 years. He has had many sightings and since he bought his first video camera in 1995, UFO hunting has become a full time activity. He has obtained many UFO videos; some featured on the TV show UFO Hunters, and the documentary Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs. Recently he was featured on the SiFy channel’s Fact or Faked, while their crew tried to replicate Jeff’s videos they caught unexplainable UFOs on camera themselves.
Richard Dolan is considered by many to be the pre-eminent historian of the UFO phenomenon in the world. He is the author of two volumes of history, UFOs and the National Security State, as well as an analysis of the future, A.D. After Disclosure: The People’s Guide to Life After Contact. We will talk to Richard about AD, the upcoming UFO Congress, and the third and final volume of UFOs and the National Security State.
Kathleen is the niece of Betty and Barney Hill and along with Stanton Friedman wrote the book Captured!, a case study of the Hill’s abduction. She has taught adult education classes on UFO and abduction history, and for 10 years volunteered as the Mutual UFO Network’s Director of Field Investigator Training. She is currently a full time writer and lecturer. She has written papers on the use and misuse of hypnosis in abduction investigations, the ethical use of hypnosis in abduction investigations, the comparative analysis of Betty and Barney Hills’ statements made under hypnotic regression versus Betty’s dream account of abduction, a critical analysis of the Harvard false memory study of self reported UFO experiencers, and “The Conundrum of Alien Abduction”. Her new book with coauthor Stan Friedman, Science Was Wrong is now available.
Travis Walton claims that in 1975, while working as a logger in Arizona, he and several co-workers came across a UFO in the forest which shot a beam of light at Travis. Frightened, his friends fled the scene, when they returned Walton was gone. Walton recalled waking up on the side of the road, he thought only a few hours had past, but he had actually been missing for 5 days. He later recalled being on the craft and the strange creatures that were there with him. His story was made into a movie called Fire in the Sky.
Michael Schratt, military aerospace historian, has lectured across the country on the subject of “Mystery Aircraft” and classified propulsion systems buried deep within the military industrial complex. He has also researched and illustrated many UFO case files. He has been writing for Open Minds magazine for over a year now and we will talk about some of his stories, such as the German UFOs, Barry Goldwater and the “Blue Room”, and Dan Burisch.
Lester Velez is the Vice President of the Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support (OPUS), is a part of MUFON’s Abduction Experiencer Research Committee (AERC) and is the assistant director for MUFON in Northern California. He has assisted in psychological studies of abductees, including the Omega project which was featured in the October/November Issue of Open Minds Magazine. We will talk to him about alien abductions, the findings of the Omega project, and other projects OPUS is involved with.
T.L. Keller is the author of The Total Novice’s Guide to UFOs: What you need to know…. Keller is an aerospace engineer who has always has an interest in space exploration and extraterrestrial intelligence. He was a computer systems analyst at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where he developed a computer system for the management of resources for JPL's interplanetary exploration projects. His experience in the aerospace and construction industries led to the development of Space MAX: Space Station Construction Simulator, a project management simulator for the construction of the first commercial space station. He has also worked for Douglas Aircraft and British Aerospace.