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Your Paracast Newsletter — December 23, 2018

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This Week's Episode: Gene and Randall present prolific Fortean author Nick Redfern, who returns to talk about his recent books, including "The Black Diary: M.I.B, Women in Black, Black-Eyed Children, and Dangerous Books" and his forthcoming title, "Area 51: The Revealing Truth of UFOs, Secret Aircraft, Cover-Ups & Conspiracies." Just these two books lead to a fascinating discussion about Men In Black, UFO disinformation, and the possible goings-on at Area 51. Is it, as some claim, the locale of crashed spaceships, or is it largely a place where secret aircraft and weaponry are tested and perfected? And have we tried to spook the Russians about UFOs? Did they influence some of the early flying saucer contactees?

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After The Paracast -- Available exclusively for Paracast+ subscribers on December 23: Gene and Randall are rejoined by Fortean author Nick Redfern in the continuation of the December 23, 2018 episode of The Paracast. The larger part of the discussion focuses on what Gene calls the “Roswell corpse,” as Nick provides some alternative explanations for the legendary case of a possible UFO crash. Was it all part of a government disinformation scheme to spook the Russians in the early days of the Cold War? What about the original story about a flying “disc” in the days before the term “flying saucer” was widely used?

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Resurrecting Old Corpses
By Gene Steinberg

It’s hard to believe that the Roswell myth is over 71 years old, or that I was alive, but quite young when it happened. To some it may be a rotting corpse, but it still generates interest, especially if it’s true that it represented the crash of a spaceship from another planet.

Although the local populace in Roswell, NM has taken advantage of its fame over the years with local festivals and such, there’s still a core event that has yet to be explained.

Prolific author Nick Redfern has written two books about Roswell. The first, “Body Snatchers in the Desert: The Horrible Truth at the Heart of the Roswell Story,” told the frightening tale of a gruesome human experiment gone wrong.

Nick revisited the case in his 2017 book, “The Roswell UFO Conspiracy: Exposing A Shocking And Sinister Secret.” Expanding on his original theory, Nick tells how the U.S. government created a cover story about a crashed UFO to hide the terrible truth about experiments with test aircraft and possible medical experiments on human beings who were not able to fight back.

In all, Nick doesn’t paint a pretty picture of what the government was up to in those days, but we also have other stories of human experimentation decades back, involving behavior-altering drugs. All this to serve efforts to perfect psychological warfare.

Certainly if Nick is right about Roswell, it would explain why the government has given different explanations, such as the crash of a weather balloon. There are also tales of Mogul balloons and crash dummies.

UFO researchers who are paying attention will point to the contradictions in such efforts to explain it all away. But what do they have to hide anyway?

Whether test aircraft and human passengers, or spaceships and alien visitors, somewhere there must be a real answer to the mystery.

But maybe there is no answer, because the original records about Roswell have long since been disposed of or buried somewhere to hide the truth.

It sort of reminds me of the 1981 action film, “Raiders of the Lost Arc,” in which Indiana Jones, as portrayed by Harrison Ford, recovers the mythical Arc of the Covenant from Nazi scientists. He brings it to America, where the authorities take possession of his find.

So where did they place it?

Well, as you might recall, it went into a dusty old underground warehouse, never to be seen again. In some ways, this movie may have influenced a fantasy TV show, “Warehouse 13,” in which a team of adventurers travels around the globe to recover and protect mystical artifacts capable of all sorts of magical acts.

Now I’m not suggesting there’s any equivalent to a Warehouse 13 hidden somewhere in the U.S. It is, after all, a fantasy show, but it raises a real question. If the government, or any government for that matter, found something truly out of this world, what would they do with it?

If a spaceship were to crash, you assume it would be carted away, and measures taken to make sure that the local population would be shielded from the event as much as possible until things were sorted out.

In the case of Roswell or any other small community in a desert locale, there is the benefit of not having it occur in front of a mass audience. But whatever the Roswell case really involves, there was no ever-present news media, social networks and smartphones to record the goings-on.

That was then. In 2018, unless such a crash occurred somewhere far from civilization, the word would get out almost instantaneously. Efforts to cover it up would fail big time.

But I also wonder why such cases usually happen in less-traveled areas. Did ET decide to crash one of their aircraft as far away from the big cities as possible? Did they make sure it would happen decades before the rise of cable news, Facebook and Twitter?

How convenient!

It also creates the climate where the facts are murky, and, if need be, easily covered up since there aren’t many witnesses to silence or to be presented with fake news about the real event.

The days after World War II involved scientists piecing together the technology recovered from Germany and Japan, and adapting it to their needs. So both the U.S. and the Soviet Union benefited from advanced development of flying machines, such as rocket ships. Our space program was staffed with some of those scientists, including Werner Von Braun, who played an important part in the United States’ successes in its early space program.

Would we have gotten into space as quickly if it were not for Von Braun and his fellow German rocket scientists? Or would the U.S. have accomplished all of it eventually with its own technology?

But this is the public face of what the allies recovered. There are also legends of other German experiments that we never got ahold of. In the early days of the modern UFO era, consider the claims that some of the flying saucers were actually test aircraft developed by German scientists and engineers who fled to other parts of the world when the war ended.

What if a flying saucer crashed in Germany in the early days of World War II, and the marvelous inventions delivered by those brilliant rocket scientists were, in part, reverse engineered from alien technology?

This is all the stuff of legend, folks, and I’m not at all suggesting any of it was true. But isn’t it interesting that one country, capable of incredibly evil acts, also attained levels of technology that exceeded that of the rest of the world.

Perhaps the Roswell case did, after all, represent a failed effort to perfect a German invention. Whether or not there were humans aboard, crashes would be inevitable in the early days. The U.S. would not want the Russians to know what they were working on. Again, a cover story about a crashed spaceship from another planet and its occupants might help shield the truth. The Russians would never believe it, and the hapless Americans who did could be fed disinformation to redirect their attention from the real event.

Or maybe Roswell did involve a spaceship after all, and our best scientists and engineers are still trying to figure out what to make of it.

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