The Paracast -- The Gold Standard of Paranormal Ra

The Paracast -- The Gold Standard of Paranormal Ra

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From the Genesis Communications Network: The Paracast is a paranormal radio show that takes you on a journey to a world beyond science, where UFOs, poltergeists and strange phenomena of all kinds have been reported by millions. The Paracast seeks to shed light on the mysteries and complexities of our Universe and the secrets that surround us in our everyday lives. Join long-time paranormal researcher Gene Steinberg, co-host Christopher O'Brien, and their roster of special guest experts and experiencers, as they explore the realms of the known and unknown. Listen each week to the great stories of the history of the paranormal field in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Episodes

The Paracast Jul 23, 2017  

We welcome investigative writer and researcher Peter Robbins. We’ll be discussing an assortment of subjects, including his investigation into the origins of the UFO ridicule factor; Peter's theory about how the mainstream press may have been encouraged by the authorities to make fun of flying saucer reports rather than take them seriously. Peter will also discuss the current state of UFO research, where we go from here, and related subjects. In discussing the prospects for disclosure, he'll offer a balanced view of the body politic and the loss of the age-old spirit of bipartisanship. But does anyone in authority have control over how — or if — the truth about UFOs may be revealed?

The Paracast Jul 16, 2017  

Gene and documentary filmmaker Ron James are in debate mode. Ron is an accomplished figure in the field for his award-winning films and his TV Show "Bigger Questions."  He also runs MUFON television as an independent joint venture with MUFON. According to Ron: "There is a vision for the organization and the important role it can play in moving truth forward. MUFON is still the largest organization dedicated to the scientific understanding of the ET phenomenon in the free world." With MUFON in the crosshairs, dealing with several recent controversies, the group's future and the possibility of solving the UFO mystery are front and center.

The Paracast Jul 9, 2017  

Gene, Chris and special guest co-host Goggs Mackay present Dr. Joseph G. Buchman, who recounts his fascinating odyssey through the highways and byways of UFO research over the years. He also talks extensively as to how he connected his interest in UFOs with his interest in libertarian politics, and his efforts to help organize the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure, in 2013, which featured ex-members of the U.S. Congress and Senate. Says Chris about Dr. Buchman "He's really bright, articulate, up to speed and has a fun, wry sense of humor. Plus, he speaks fluent Paracast." And. no, this episode is not about politics.

The Paracast Jul 2, 2017  

Gene and guest co-host Curt Collins present Mark O'Connell, author of "The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs," a biography of Dr. J. Allen Hynek. You'll learn about the amazing personal history of a scientist who, at first, tried hard to dismiss the possibility that UFOs were real, but eventually discovered, by the weight of the evidence, that there was something real behind this phenomenon. During this episode, Gene will discuss the time he introduced Dr. Hynek to best-seeing author Charles Berlitz. And just how much money did Dr. Hynek receive for the work he did on Steven Spielberg's sci-fi classic, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind?"

The Paracast Jun 25, 2017  

Gene and Chris present former FBI Special Agent John DeSouza to discuss his recent book, "The Extra-Dimensionals." Says the Amazon listing: "Extra-Dimensionality is the key to understanding everything… By everything, we mean all the areas in which we have been deceived to believe the physical world is the beginning and end of all things. 'The Extra-Dimensionals' is the stark revelation of where Alien Visitors are actually coming from and to where they are returning. Understanding Extra-Dimensionality is the way to unfold the truth of the paranormal, the spiritual and even the physical world."

The Paracast Jun 18, 2017  

Continuing our coverage of the revolutionary UFO book, UFOs: Reframing the Debate." We welcome another contributor to the book, MJ Banias. He is a writer, blogger, and theorist with a background in Critical Theory, History, and Cultural Studies who critically and philosophically examines the weird, the strange and the anomalous. He was a former field investigator with MUFON, has been featured on multiple podcasts, and contributes to Mysterious Universe and RoguePlanet. Another contributor to the book, our own Curt Collins, is our guest co-host. During this episode, MJ will reveal his reasons for quitting MUFON, and the panel will discuss the impact of the Roswell case on UFO culture.

The Paracast Jun 11, 2017  

Continuing an ongoing discussion, Gene and Chris present two of the people responsible for a fascinating and insightful book, "UFOs: Reframing the Debate." Featured guests include Robbie Graham, the book's editor, and one of the authors, Robert Brandstetter, known in The Paracast Forums as Burnt State. From the description of the book: "If ever we are to further our understanding of the UFO enigma, we must fundamentally reframe our debate. We must wipe the board clean and fill it with new ideas, new theories, even new language. We must be willing to start from scratch when the field stagnates. We must be critical, sober, and free of dogma—ready to rinse away the residue of our own beliefs."

The Paracast Jun 4, 2017  

Gene and Chris present a reality check for the UFO field with none other than Greg Bishop of "Radio Misterioso." Greg's latest book, "It Defies Language," illustrated by noted blogger and artist Red Pill Junkie, is a collection of essays about the UFO subject and related phenomena. During this segment, Greg will join the panel in providing a hard look at the toxic state of the UFO field and what ought to be done to take research to the next level, a way to actually find solid answers to what is really going on. Gene will also bring up recent problems involving MUFON.

The Paracast May 28, 2017  

Gene and guest co-host J. Randall Murphy present Canadian UFO researcher Chris Rutkowski to talk about a new book about a classic UFO encounter that he wrote with Stan Michalak, "When They Appeared — Falcon Lake 1967: The inside story of a close encounter." Just what really happened? Did a UFO land and cause thermal and/or radiation injuries to the lone witness? Chris Rutkowski, BSc, MEd, is a Canadian science writer and educator, with a background in astronomy but with a passion for teaching science concepts to children and adults. Since the mid-1970s, he also has been studying reports of UFOs and writing about his investigations and research.

The Paracast May 21, 2017  

Gene and guest co-host Randall Murphy present a return visit from Walter Bosley. He's an author, blogger, former AFOSI agent and a former FBI counterintelligence specialist. He has researched mass shootings, breakaway civilizations, lost civilizations and more. On this episode, Walter will discuss one of his books, "Shimmering Light: Lost In An MKULTRA House of Anu." You'll learn about his father's bizarre story involving Roswell and a 1958 UFO retrieval operation in Arizona — and the curious role Operation Paperclip and the subsequent CIA MKULTRA mind control program may have played behind the scenes. Walter will also cover some of the mysteries of Antarctica.

The Paracast May 14, 2017  

There's rarely a time when there's not a recent book from Nick Redfern to talk about. As much as we want to avoid bringing up Roswell, Nick has reopened the subject in a big way with "The Roswell UFO Conspiracy: Exposing a Shocking And Sinister Secret." It's the long-awaited sequel to one of his previous thought-provoking volumes, "Body Snatchers in the Desert: The Horrible Truth at the Heart of the Roswell Story" In short, Nick says that the reports of wrecked flying saucers and dead aliens in Roswell were actually cover stories to hide "the far more disturbing picture of what really happened…" It's a fascinating journey into what may have occurred in the years after World War II, and how the truth has been buried all these years.

The Paracast May 7, 2017  

We've asked the question: Where are the young paranormal researchers, the next generation of people to take over after our generation passes on? Then we heard from Colin Schneider, a 16-year-old cryptozoologist from Ohio, who appears in a live Internet radio show as "The Crypto-Kid." Colin says," I have researched extensively include folklore of dwarves around the world; connections between fairy lore and cryptids; cryptid attacks of livestock; and Ohio Dogman reports." After you listen to this brilliant young man on this fascinating episode, you'll feel reassured that these fields of study are in good hands.

The Paracast Apr 30, 2017  

Gene and Chris present veteran anomalist Allen Greenfield. He is a published author on Masonic rites, UFOs, esoteric spirituality and psychic phenomena. Having done considerable field research and lab work in all of these areas he subscribes to the "Many Worlds" interpretation of Quantum Theory, and thinks that the explanation for phenomena as diverse as ghosts, Near Death Experiences, spontaneous cases of the reincarnation type, men in black, shadow people, cryptids etc. is in the overlap among so called "branes" (that's b-r-a-n-e-s) or alternate worlds impinging upon our consciousness, a concept he has advocated since the late 1960s. Gene and Allen have been close friends for well over five decades.

The Paracast Apr 23, 2017  

With guest go-host Goggs Mackay, The Paracast returns to the traditional Ufology and UFO sighting mold with Bob Spearing, a MUFON field investigator who has investigated over 500 cases. He is part of MUFON' s elite special assignment team and is their International Director for Spain and India. Robert is frequently published in the MUFON Journal and other publications, has spoken at UFO conventions, and maintains the website World UFO Watch. An expert on orange orbs, Robert will trace the history of this incredible phenomenon and whether it exhibits evidence of intelligence. He'll also talk about what he calls "nuts and bolts UFOs."

The Paracast Apr 16, 2017  

Gene and Chris present long-time researcher Stan Gordon, who tells us that he had a busy 2016 investigating sightings of UFOs, Bigfoot and Crypids in Pennsylvania. Says Stan: "Since I began researching and documenting such oddities from across Pennsylvania in 1959 as a curious ten year old boy, many thousands of mysterious incidents have continued to be reported, and such cases occur annually." He maintains that, "UFO sightings and other strange encounters reported each year that can’t be so easily dismissed," and you'll hear about some of the most compelling anomalous reports during this episode.

The Paracast Apr 9, 2017  

Author and radio host Paul Eno returns to The Paracast to talk about his "unified field theory" for paranormal events. Is it possible that UFOs, ghosts, Bigfoot and other phenomena are all part of our multiverse? How does this view compare with the traditional view of space visitors, missing links and life after death? Paul — and his son Ben — are co-hosts of the Behind the Paranormal radio show. They are also co-authors of a book based on their radio show studies, also called "Behind the Paranormal: Everything You Know is Wrong." Is it? Paul will ask some thought-provoking questions about the paranormal that cry out for logical solutions.

The Paracast Apr 2, 2017  

In the early days of the UFO field, such characters as George Adamski, Daniel W. Fry, Truman Bethurum, George Van Tassel and others gained some measure of fame — or infamy — when they claimed to be in regular contact with beings from other planets. UFO researcher and amateur paleontologist Ray Stanford, and his twin brother Rex, were there to observe these people in action; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Ray will tell you how Adamski and Fry faked their UFO photos and movies to help spread their wacky tales of ET contact. You’ll learn, also, about a possible case of genuine contact with someone from “out there.” As he tells us, there’s “a lot to share.”

The Paracast Mar 26, 2017  

Gene and Chris present yet another subject we haven't explored with John L. Steadman, author of "H.P. Lovecraft & the Black Magical Tradition," which explores "the real black magickal organizations that use Lovecraft's fictional constructs as a basis for their magickal workings; I argue that such constructs can be used in this manner and that the Lovecraftian entities are just as ontologically 'real' as traditional gods, goddesses and demons." John L. Steadman is a scholar of H. P. Lovecraft and western occultism and has been a magickal practitioner for more than thirty years. He is currently a college English professor at Olivet College in Michigan. And, yes, he has had paranormal encounters over the years.

The Paracast Mar 19, 2017  

Dr. Robert Davis, author of "The UFO Phenomenon: Should I Believe?" returns to The Paracast withan update from the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters (FREE),” where over 4,000 experiencers have responded to a questionnaire about their encounters. You'll also hear from Dr. Maree Batchelor, a psychic healer. According to Dr. Davis, "Maree was able to facilitate a life changing transformative awakening in me through a channeling session. Others who I referred to her have had similar positive psycho-spiritual outcomes (i.e., kundalini awakening, ascension, etc.)." During this episode, Dr. Batchelor will be asked to demonstrate her healing abilities on Gene.

The Paracast Mar 12, 2017  

With her book, "Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife," journalist Leslie Kean takes her interest in the paranormal to a totally new direction. Here's what Leslie says about what spurred her new quest: “While exploring the evidence for an afterlife, I witnessed some unbelievable things that are not supposed to be possible in our material world. Yet they were unavoidably and undeniably real. Despite my initial doubt, I came to realize that there are still aspects of Nature which are neither understood or accepted, even though their reality has profound implications for understanding the true breadth of the human psyche and its possible continuity after death.” Before writing about UFOs and the afterlife, Leslie worked as a freelance writer and radio producer for a number of major media outlets. Erica Lukes is guest co-host.

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