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Last Minute! Col. John B. Alexander Returns

Gene Steinberg

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We just booked this today, with the taping from 2-4 PM Mountain time.

Col. John Alexander (who has been featured on The Paracast in six prior shows) is the author of several important books. These books include: The Warrior's Edge: (1990) which looks at research on the capabilities of the mind done by the military and applies it to both the military and business worlds. The issues discussed are not new--meditation, active listening, intuition, visualization, biofeedback, martial arts, and psychokinesis, to name a few.

Alexander's latest book is Reality Denied: Firsthand Experiences with Things that Can't Happen - But Did (2017) from Anomalist Books. Here, Alexander confronts conventional wisdom with events that, although quite real, seem to challenge the revered “laws of science,” proving them to be wrong or incomplete. The thorny issues of life after death, mind over matter, UFOs, remote viewing, telepathic communications with animals, and more are all addressed from John's unique perspective. Here physical and spiritual domains collide, providing glimpses of worlds beyond everyday reality.

John B. Alexander, Ph.D., is a retired Army Colonel Green Beret with decades of experience with a wide range of phenomena. Traveling to all eight continents, he has encountered events that defy common explanation and has met with shamans in the Amazon, the Himalayas, the Andes, East and West Africa, and Northern Mongolia. In Tonga, he dived in open ocean with humpback whales, and was involved with telepathic experiments with wild dolphins in the Bahamas. A psychic adventurer, he practiced psychokinetic metal bending, fire walking, and caused a white crow to fly for the National Academy of Sciences. A founding board member of International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA), he is a past-president of International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), and former Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) councilor. He was the inspiration for the main character in the film Men Who Stare At Goats, "Lyn Cassady"—played by George Clooney.

He also did a stint at Robert Bigelow's NIDS, and therein lies the focus of our discussion in light of the recent revelation of a Pentagon UFO study in which $22 million was outsourced to Bigelow.


Paranormal Adept
Awesome !!

Definitely ask him about the balance between rationality and the weight of religious belief in the armed forces relative to the UAP phenomena. Does religious belief (Christian) play an important role in non-investigation / non-disclosure.
If religion is a factor then a further question would be: Will other non-religious countries take the lead on this (as per Harry Reid), gain a strategic advantage and eventually rule the solar system ;)

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Hello Gene,

I’m just reading this today, Saturday morning, so I assume the taping with Col. Alexander is “in the can.”. However, it is never too late to delve into the history of the recent Pentagon UAP disclosure because it reaches back at least 50 years and Col. Alexander is a key player in guiding its continuity through the 80’s and 90’s.

Recluse, over at his VISUP blog, outlines that history, so let me start by quoting what he writes about Col. Alexander.

VISUP: Fringe: The Strange Dealings of Bob Bigelow


the mid-1980s:
Colonel Alexander allegedly forms the first DIA-linked UFO study group around 1985, thanks in no small part to interest raised in the subject by the CIA/Pentagon remote viewing program. During this same time the DIA also appears to have been running interference in the UFO community at large

Alexander retired from the Army in 1988 and shortly thereafter his UFO Working Group was exposed by Howard Blum in Out There. This appears to have briefly brought the UFO Working Group to a halt

Project Stargate, the final name of the DIA's remote viewing program, is officially shuttered this year. At the same time Bigelow launches the NIDS with several key figures from the remote viewing program.


For years there were rumblings that the NIDS was simply a front for further CIA/Pentagon forays into high weirdness and recent revelations concerning Bigelow seem to confirm this. It would appear that the Pentagon's most recent investigation into UFOs had its origins with Alexander's 1980s-era UFO Working Group, which relocated into the deep private after the end of the Cold War. For years it was nurtured there by the generous contributions of Bigelow and the US intelligence community. This ensured that whatever discoveries made in these investigations would be well beyond the eyes of the public.

The question then becomes, why is this now being revealed to the public?

It would seem that this is partly the result of the ongoing civil war within the American power elite. The project was chiefly exposed by its former head, Luis Elizondo, who protested these program's secrecy to Secretary of Defense James "Mad Dog" Mattis shortly before going public. Since then Elizondo has attached himself to the disclosure project of Blink 182's Tom DeLonge.

DeLonge's project in turn appears to be little more than a continuation of a similar disclosure project effort launched by Laurence Rockefeller in the early 1990s. A key source to both efforts was none other than the infamous John Podesta, whose interests in UFOs became a lightening rod for controversy during the 2016 US presidential election(noted before here). These claims were of course latter overshadowed by Pizzagate, but there is no question the strange dealings of Podesta, a long time Clinton alley, had disastrous effects on Hillary's campaign.

By contrast, Robert Bigelow was an early backer of the Orange One and appears poised to receive ample government funding for his aerospace industry. Bigelow, who is based out of Las Vegas, may have had prior dealings with Trump of a less than legal nature, given the Orange One's roots in organized crime.

On the whole, Las Vegas looms over all this like a specter. John Alexander is a key figure in the Las Vegas chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), an organization believed to covertly manage the US intelligence community. Another key figure there is Alexander's friend, Colonel Michael Aquino, another figure with extensive ties to the far right (noted before here) who appears to have been running disinformation campaign in the UFO community for years as well.