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Paranormal Adept
I'd like to suggest Alex Mistretta, who was reportedly interviewed last night on the Jimmy Church program. He is the researcher who recently provided the photos and background of the 1971 Arctic ufo photos obtained from the US submarine Trepang to the BlackVault, where research concerning them is continuing:

Arctic UFO Photographs, USS Trepang, SSN 674, March 1971 - The Black Vault Case Files

He is also the author of this book surveying types of paranormal experiences and manifestations:

Amazon.com: The Presence: An Exploration into the Paranormal (9780615988573): Alex Mistretta: Books

ps: I'm having difficulty locating a link to the podcast of that Jimmy Church interview. Does anyone know how to bring up the list of Church's archived podcasts? Thanks.
"The Man" that did the pioneering research with DMT. Btw, he is currently doing interviews, since he has another book just published relating to DMT too! Don't miss this chance to get him on the Paracast. Catch him while you still can.

Rick Strassman MD

Dr. Rick Strassman joins us to talk about his first book, Luke and I talk with Dr. Strassman about the difficulties in getting this type of research done, as well, of course, as the far reaching implications of what it all may mean. We follow up this with next week's interview on Strassman's latest book. You can check out his website and he will autograph books if you buy them from him directly.

Rick Strassman was born in Los Angeles, California in 1952. He attended public schools in southern California's San Fernando Valley, and graduated from Ulysses S. Grant High School in Van Nuys in 1969. As an undergraduate, he majored in zoology at Pomona College in Claremont California for two years before transferring to Stanford University, where he graduated with departmental honors in biological sciences in 1973. During summers in college he worked for RedKen Laboratories, developing cosmetics and a line of hair dyes, and also performed laboratory research at Stanford, on the development of the chicken embryo's nervous system. He attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in the Bronx, New York, where he obtained his medical degree with honors in 1977.

Dr. Strassman took his internship and general psychiatry residency at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento, and received the Sandoz Award for outstanding graduating resident in 1981. After graduating, he worked for a year in Fairbanks, Alaska in community mental health and private psychiatric practice. From 1982-1983, he obtained fellowship training in clinical psychopharmacology research at the University of California, San Diego's Veteran's Administration Medical Center. He then served on the clinical faculty in the department of psychiatry at UC Davis Medical Center, before taking a full-time academic position in the department of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque in 1984.

At UNM, Dr. Strassman performed clinical research investigating the function of the pineal hormone melatonin in which his research group documented the first known role of melatonin in humans. He also began the first new US government approved and funded clinical research with psychedelic drugs in over twenty years. Before leaving the University in 1995, he attained the rank of tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and received the UNM General Clinical Research Center's Research Scientist Award.
In 1984, he received lay ordination in a Western Buddhist order, and co-founded, and for several years administered, a lay Buddhist meditation group associated with the same order. Dr. Strassman underwent a four-year personal psychoanalysis in New Mexico between 1986 and 1990.

He has published nearly thirty peer-reviewed scientific papers, and has served as a reviewer for several psychiatric research journals. He has been a consultant to the US Food and Drug Administration, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Veteran's Administration Hospitals, Social Security Administration, and other state and local agencies. In 2007 he founded, with Steve Barker and Andrew Stone, the Cottonwood Research Foundation (www.cottonwoodresearch.org).

From 1996 to 2000, while living in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Dr. Strassman worked in community mental health centers for Washington State in Bellingham and Port Townsend. For the next four years, he had a solo private practice in Taos, New Mexico. After two years working on the edge of the Navajo Reservation in Gallup NM, he returned to northern New Mexico in 2006, where he served at a mental health center in Espanola. Since mid-2008, he has been writing full-time.

He currently is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.


Paranormal Maven
A few suggestions:

Alex Tsakiris - consciousness, near-death experiences
Paul Carr - ET evidence from a scientific perspective, Fast Radio Bursts, Wow! signal etc
Dr Diane Hennacy Powell - evidence of ESP in autistic children
More stuff on Remote Viewing (plus, weren't we going to do a group experiment?)
Derek Acorah (only joking! one for the UK contingent :))

Burnt State

Paranormal Adept
I want to second Sentry' suggestion to get the SCU team on the show: Morgan Beall, Robert Powell and Rich Hoffman. There's already a collection of questions ready to be answered on the thread about their analysis of the Infra Red footage from April 2013. It's another good example of Ufology at the crossroads. It would be a good follow up to the ongoing community discussion around what exactly is Ufological Research; what are its standards and how can it move forward?


Paranormal Maven
A few suggestions: Alex Tsakiris - consciousness, near-death experiences...
Oh no, no, no, NO. If you get into NDEs, which default to OBEs, which leads to <gasp> the reality of the afterlife, survival of death then <gulp> to physical and mental mediumship...

Don't do it. Expanded consciousness and its resultant state of enhanced awareness will destroy all that we hold deer. :eek:


Paranormal Maven
Darryl Anka/Bashar
Wendy Kennedy/The P's

Why go for a single guest when you can get multiple entities for no additional cost? :)

Chance of this happening? None. There is zero interest in investigating ET channelers in the Paracast community as Chris O'Brien will attest when I brought this up in a PM to him...which he conveniently refused a response.