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Your Paracast Newsletter -- February 20, 2010

Gene Steinberg

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Staff member
February 20, 2010

A UFO Experiencer is Interrogated on The Paracast

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Sunday, February 21, 2010: The Paracast, with Gene Steinberg and David Biedny, covers a world beyond science, where UFOs, poltergeists and strange phenomena of all kinds have been reported by millions across the planet.

Set Up: The Paracast hosts interview long-time researchers in the field, to shed light on the mysteries and complexities of our Universe and the secrets that surround us in our everyday lives.

Join Gene and David as they explore the realms of the known and unknown, and hear great stories of the history of the paranormal field in the 20th and 21st centuries.

This Week's Episode: UFO experiencer David Andrew reports on a lifetime of sightings and encounters with mysterious creatures. He also has severe criticisms to offer about some of the well-known flying saucer contacts.

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Is the UFO Field Toxic?

There was a scene in Stephen Spielberg's classic movie, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" involving an aircraft sighting of a UFO. When the pilot was asked by ground control if he wanted to report the encounter, he said,"no."

Despite being science fiction, "Close Encounters" was based in large part on many commonalities of UFO lore, from simultaneous airborne and radar sightings, to nasty electromagnetic effects on cars and, of course, alien abductions. It's also a sure thing that admitting you saw a flying saucer is seldom a good idea when you consider the potential impact on your family, friends and coworkers, even though those reports are critical to actually getting a handle on what's going on.

And, yes, I'll avoid those frequent claims that the government knows all the answers, and will eventually dole them out to us if we only ask nicely -- or not so nicely. Maybe they do know something, but the extent of that knowledge is little more than fodder for unfounded speculation.

Now I have never actually seen a UFO. I do not have any recollection of being abducted, although I did experience dreams, call them nightmares if you will, which involved huge dark objects closing in on me. I was perhaps eight or nine years of age at the time, and those dreams eventually passed. In retrospect, I do not ascribe them to any paranormal event, but I suppose I might as well keep the possibility out there.

Then there was the time I created a clay creature that I stuck to the living room wall in an apartment in which my family lived in Brooklyn, New York long, long ago. I recall that clumsy attempt at sculpture being long and serpent-like, with a big head that may have had a passing resemblance to what we call a "grey" in UFO lore.

Well, one day my mother decided to put an end to my childish attempt to deface our little home, so she took the thing down and cleared the wall of all evidence of its existence.

Before you come to any conclusions, I should point out that I was also an avid fan of science fiction movies and TV shows, even then. I suspect that was the major influence rather than any particular weird occurrence.

I should also mention the occasion where my nostrils were filled with the odor of burnt sulphur for several weeks. The smell passed, so maybe it was nothing more than a sinus infection of some sort, although it's also true that such odors have also been attached to the onset of certain paranormal encounters.

As an adult, I remember the occasion when Geneva, my first wife, woke me up early one morning to inform me that she had seen a water elemental pass by. I saw nothing specific, although I did notice what may have been the semblance of a shadow in the distance. In passing, I do not remember if this singular event occurred at the mystical 3:00 AM timeframe.

Despite these ambiguous situations, I still maintain vigorously that I have not had a genuine, provable paranormal experience. Not one, yet I have remained truly fascinated by the subject since the age of 11. I have entered and left the UFO field several times over the years, only to return.

My work on The Paracast essentially combines two life-long avocations, the study of UFOs and other weird events and radio broadcasting. In a sense, the show is the culmination of everything I have worked towards since I first entered the workforce.

So you can be rest assured that I will continue to work tirelessly to make The Paracast live long and prosper. In saying that, however, I do want to let you loyal listeners know that David is taking a hiatus after this week's episode. I am hopeful of his eventual return to the program once he resolves his personal issues. In the meantime, I will be working with guest co-hosts. We have some great shows in the hopper, so stay tuned.

Gene Steinberg
Co-Host, "The Paracast"

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