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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.
11/29/2010: Charles Halt Colonel Charles Halt, USAF, retired, is the highest ranking U.S. military officer speaking out about his personal UFO experiences while in the military. In December of 1980, while the deputy base commander at the Bentwaters Royal Air Force base in England, he took a crew out into the Rendlesham forest to investigate mysterious lights that were seen in the forest. He was skeptical of the claims of other security personnel who said they had witnessed the lights the night before. After his experience this night, he was skeptical no longer.
Ann Eller was the secretary to Dr. J. Allen Hynek, who researched UFOs for the U.S. Air Force’s project Blue Book and served as an adviser for Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind. She has also recently authored her own book titled, Dragon in the Sky: Prophecy from the Stars. We will talk to her about some of the very interesting stories she had regarding Dr. Hynek’s later years, and about her own experiences.
Linda Moulton Howe, is an Emmy Award-winning TV producer, investigative reporter and author who goes directly to the men and women at the forefront of science and environmental challenges and to firsthand eyewitnesses of high strangeness. In 1983 she was invited to Kirtland Air Force base in Albuquerque, NM where she was shown secret government documents regarding UFOs and extraterrestrials. In this interview she explains this encounter in detail.
Jacques Vallée is a French-born venture capitalist, computer scientist, author, UFO researcher and former astronomer. He was a major proponent for the idea that UFOs were the result of highly advanced extraterrestrial civilizations; however he eventually began to expand his views and now believes the explanation may be inter-dimensional in nature. Having been a prominent figure in UFO research he was the inspiration for the main character in Stephen Spielberg’s movie, Close Encounter of the Third Kind, Claude Lacombe. He has recently released his latest book, Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times.
Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural. She conducts original field investigations of haunted and mysterious sites. She has written more than 40 books – including 9 encyclopedias – and hundreds of articles in print on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual and mystical topics, and possesses an exceptional knowledge of the field. She has approximately one million copies in print. We will discuss similarities between UFO and Ghost research, and hear about some of her shocking discoveries regarding Shadow People. We'll start the show discussing EVPs retrieved at the Denver Tivoli Center by the Metro State College Paranormal investigation group, The Crypto Science Society.
Keith Chester is the author of Strange Company: Military Encounters with UFOs in World War II. Strange Company is the first in-depth account of unconventional aircraft observed and reported by the military during World War II. It includes the reactions by military commands, their viewpoints, and theories as they struggled to make sense of the observations. Strange Company presents one of the greatest wartime mysteries, one that has been shrouded in ignorance for more than sixty years. And it suggests that while an immense twentieth century war was raging on Earth, there appeared to be someone, or something, from somewhere else, watching us.
We are honored to be able to welcome a man of Hellyer’s stature on Open Minds Radio. Beginning in 1963, Hellyer served as the Minister of National Defence for Canada. During this time he oversaw the unification of their Navy, Army, and Air Force into a single organization called the Canadian Forces. After his retirement, influenced by a Peter Jennings special on UFOs, Hellyer read Col. Corso’s book, The Day After Roswell, in which Corso claims to have handled material from the Roswell craft. Hellyer confirmed Corso’s story with an U.S. General. Already an opponent of the weaponizing of space, Hellyer has since chastised the U.S. for withholding the truth, and having an aggressive stance on the ET presence.
George Filer is a retired Air Force intelligence officer. While serving in the Air Force, Filer was on-board an aircraft tanker over the UK when he and his crew were asked to check out a UFO on radar. When they got close to the large object it flew off at extraordinary speed. Later, while serving at Ft. Dix he was asked to brief Generals on an incident involving the shooting of an alien that had landed its craft on their runway. He is now a MUFON regional director and produces a weekly UFO newsletter called Filer’s Files.
Bryce Zabel is an American television producer, director, writer, industry leader and occasional actor. He is widely known as the chairman/CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences who was forced to twice postpone the Emmy Awards following the September 11 attacks. He has received the "created by" or "developed by" credit of five network and syndicated television series. He developed produced and wrote the TV series Dark Skies based on real UFO research, worked on the TV series on alien abductions, Taken, with Steven Spielberg, and is now co-author of the book A.D. After Disclosure with Richard Dolan.
EXCLUSIVE, his first American interview. For many years now piles of a very fine-grained white powder have been appearing in conjunction with a number of strange events around Robbert van den Broeke of Holland. The first incident occurred in 1997 when a large light-ball suddenly appeared, rotating outside the balcony of Robbert's bedroom. When it was gone there were burn marks left on the overhanging eaves & the outsides of the balcony doors--and the white material was splashed on the balcony floor. This event was the impetus behind BLT's introduction to Robbert and his family. Nancy Talbott will be on to share her research on this incredible case.
Leslie Kean is an investigative journalist and Director of Investigations for The Coalition for Freedom of Information. She recently released her latest book, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials go on the Record, with papers written by a host of high-level sources – including Fife Symington III, former governor of Arizona and Nick Pope, former head of the British Defence Ministry’s UFO Investigative Unit – who have agreed to write their own detailed, personal stories about UFO encounters and investigations, for the first time.
Marc D’Antonio is MUFON’s photo and video analyst. He runs FX models, making precise scale models. His models are often used by government contractors. We will discuss cases he has investigated, and his views on the UFO phenomena. Although he is often labeled a debunker, he has his own interesting experiences and perspectives to share. He is a fun guy, and this should be a great show.
Smith began researching the UFO phenomenon in the late 1980's and in 1990 [after 2 years of studies and 1000 hours of internship] received her certification from the California Hypnosis Motivation Institute. In 1990 she expanded her practice to include "abductees," assisting them and encouraging them to work through and cope with their PTSD. [Many of her subjects are referred to her by physicians and psychologists.] In 1991 Yvonne founded CERO [Close Encounter Resource Organization] which maintains active monthly support group meetings where abductees share their thoughts and feelings about their unusual experiences.
Antonio Huneeus, Open Minds editor and journalist, enlightened us on some hot news regarding new Foreign UFO news. We talked about new information regarding the famous Trinidade Island case and new French UFO research. We also discussed important foreign abduction cases.
Jason S. Cordova is the founder of the Metropolitan State College of Denver Crypto Science Society (CSS), a student organization dedicated to the study of unusual phenomena. He is currently working to expand the CSS to colleges and universities throughout the country. Jason is a Veteran of the US Navy where he specialized in electronics systems on advanced aircraft, and in May of 2010 graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Operations. He grew up around bizarre phenomena and his cultural heritage, along with a family history stemming back to the areas of high strangeness in Colorado and New Mexico, has cultivated a positive attitude towards the paranormal.