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Greg is the real deal. He's a super smart, informed researcher who doesn't stoop toward tawdry self-aggrandizement. He quietly digs into the mystery w/ no lust for result while maintaining a refreshing sense of irony and spot-on humor. I urge everyone here at the Paracast Forum to pick up his "Wake Up Down There" — an anthology of articles published in his '90s magazine The Excluded Middle. I was a fan of TEM for years and finally met Greg 10 years ago. We've become fast friends. IMO he (along w/ Nick, Micah and a few others) are among the real cutting-edge thinkers shining through the dross of ufology and Fortean research. If I had to pick my favorite radio programs to appear as a guest—Greg's Radio Mysteriouso and Don's DM are my favs..Yes! My favourite guest! Can't wait to listen to the show!
Yeah, I agree with all of this.Greg Bishop's laconic, critical, curious voice is the one I find to be the most appealing and humble in all of Ufology. He never makes claims to know what's really going on, is willing to entertain all the ultra-weird aspects of the phenomenon and has a sensible, pragmatic and humorous approach to the subject. Everytime I hear his casual conversational style on his show I hear my good friend, Bill, doubtful, but eager for more conversation.
I share in the resonance (minus any suggestions of crystals vibrating). But i wonder why he's not listened to more often...? Is the conversation too casual, too relaxed and not focussed enough on the main course with too many appetizer tidbits? Certainly his lack of consistency makes it hard to establish a solid fan base. But then he himself is the definitive outsider ufologist who knows not to take himself, or the subject matter, too seriously. He is an iconoclast in his own way and brings an authentic voice to a very muddled field. He also strikes me as being more of an observer and ethnographer than attempting to make "I know" statements.Yeah, I agree with all of this.
The more time I've spent interested in the esoteric, the more his approach- an appreciation for outliers and the absurd, an open minded-skepticism, and an eye for the "excluded middle"- resonates with me.