Dr. Michael Salla checks in to provide a synopsis of his presentation from the UFO CRC. He also talks about the exopolitical side of the UFO phenomenon and the ramifications of an Exopolitical researcher appearing at a more UFO oriented conference. He also updates us on his work since his last BoA : Audio appearance.
Richard Dolan gives us an overview of his presentation @ UFO CRC IV. He then gives an update on the much anticipated sequel to his book "UFOs and the National Security State". We talk about his TV series, "Sci Fi Investigates" and if he's planning on staying in the UFO realm after the publication of his next book.
Next up is Paul Schatzkin, who discusses his presentation from UFO CRC on T. Townsend Brown. We find out what drew Paul's interest to early 1900's inventors, including his previous subject Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of television. Paul gives some insight into how he gained access to high level insiders to the T. Townsend Brown story. He finishes up by telling us when the T.Townsend Brown book will be available and how to read the early chapters of the book already.
Nick Redfern joins us to give a thumnail look at his presentation from UFO CRC IV. He goes on to give an in-depth look at the Berwyn Mountain Incident in the UK. He previews his next book, due out in February of '07, titled "Celebrity Secrets" and an exciting new speaking appearance for later this month.
Wrapping up the on-site interviews is Matthew Thuney, who gives us a thorough recap of his presentation about the Lummi Island incident off of Washington state. He also talks about one of the key messages of his presentation, that of "true science" and the need for unity amongst the various esoteric niches.
From there, we go in-depth and look back on the UFO CRC IV with Ryan Wood in a 20 minute interview recorded on 11.30.2006, a mere three weeks after the conference. We discuss his post-conference reflections on the big weekend in Vegas, how he chooses the speakers and speaker order for the event. We get the answer to the burning question that a lot of people seemed to ask me, "Why Vegas ?" How far in advance does Ryan plan the event. We discuss why the UFO CRC has been so successful, in an otherwise depressed UFO conference market.
Ryan talks about his presentation at UFO CRC IV about the Devil's Hole UFO Crash Case of 1949 and, additionally, his exciting new project the UFOdex. We find out how to get DVDs of the various conference presentations and also the oustanding "Conference Proceedings" from the weekend, as well as, the latest news on the UFO CRC V to be held next year.
Ryan Wood Bio : A frequent lecturer on the UFO subject, Ryan has taught college courses and made numerous presentations about UFOs to civic organizations and at ufology conferences. He has organized four worldwide UFO crash retrieval symposia (www.ufoconference.com) and once presented a UFO lecture to a class on National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School that formed the basis of the final exam. He manages the content of www.majesticdocuments.com and along with his father was the executive producer of a television documentary on the authenticity of the Majestic-12 documents called The Secret.
Richard Dolan Bio : Richard M. Dolan was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1962. He holds an MA in History from the University of Rochester and a BA in History from Alfred University. He earned a Certificate in Political Theory from Oxford University and was a Rhodes Scholar finalist. Prior to his interest in anomalous phenomena, Dolan studied US Cold War strategy, Soviet history, and international diplomacy. In 2000, he published a 500-page study, UFOs and the National Security State. His website is keyholepublishing.com
Nick Redfern Bio : Nick Redfern is one of the world’s foremost authorities on UFOS. His previous books include A Covert Agenda; The FBI Files; Cosmic Crashes; Strange Secrets (with Andy Roberts); Three Men Seeking Monsters; and Body Snatchers in the Desert. He has written for Military Illustrated; Eye Spy; Fate; Fortean Times; Phenomena Magazine; and the London Daily Express newspaper. He runs the American office of the British-based Center for Fortean Zoology. His website is nickredfern.com
Michael Salla Bio : Dr. Michael E. Salla, is a pioneer in the development of exopolitics, the scholarly study of the main actors, institutions and processes associated with an extraterrestrial presence that is not acknowledged to the general public, elected officials or the mass media. His interest in exopolitics evolved out of his investigation of the sources of international conflict and its relationship with the undisclosed extraterrestrial presence. His groundbreaking book "Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence" presents the first scholarly framework for understanding the political implications of the extraterrestrial presence. His website is exopolitics.org
Paul Schatzkin Bio : Paul Schatzkin was born in New York City during a hurricane. After graduating from Antioch College, Schatzkin gravitated toward Hollywood, where he served a number of years as videotape editor on the ABC-TV comedy series "Barney Miller," for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. Mr. Schatzkin presently lives in Pegram, Tennessee with wife Ann and their three cats, where he drives a 50-year-old Chevy pickup truck and is engaged in an effort to resurrect the fusion research of Philo Farnsworth. His website is 49chevy.com His T. Townsend Brown website is ttbrown.com
Matthew Thuney Bio : Matthew Thuney graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Santa Barbara (comparative religions/anthropology), briefly studied for the Episcopal ministry, attended the Columbia School of Broadcasting, and is the author of two books, Original Recipes (a collection of his humor/human interest columns) and Messages from Beyond: A Personal Journey from Experience to Understanding (a confidential and cultural discussion of the "contactee" phenomenon. Matthew continues to work as a freelance columnist and journalist, print manager, and director of the study group CONTACT (The Center for Ontological Action). He lives, writes, and studies in northwest Washington in the loving company of his long-suffering wife Donna.