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Your Paracast Newsletter -- February 27, 2010

Gene Steinberg

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February 20, 2010

The Aztek, New Mexico Case Revisited on The Paracast

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Sunday, February 28, 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: Gene and special guest co-host Frank Warren are joined by researcher Scott Ramsey to revisit the controversial Aztec, New Mexico UFO crash. Real, fake or something in between?

Frank Warren's Site: THE UFO CHRONICLES

Scott Ramsey's Aztek DVD: Aztec1948, Documentary of the UFO Alien Crash in Aztec, New Mexico, March 1948

Coming March 7: Our guest co-host Frank Warren returns as we present the “czar” of conspiracy theorists, Jim Marrs, who joins The Paracast to discuss the classic cases. You’ll hear about the Kennedy Assassination, 9/11, the UFO mystery and lots more.
Frank Warren's Site: THE UFO CHRONICLES

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Revisiting The Past

Over the years, the U.S. government has given several explanations for the Roswell UFO crash, mostly involving balloons and crash dummies. Yes, the crash dummies weren’t around until several years after the event, but one shouldn’t let such irritating things as facts get in the way.

But the real question is why bother to continue to unearth details of an event that occurred over 60 years ago? Aren’t there more recent cases where all or most of the primary witnesses are still among the living?

This is the question that comes up every single time such vintage sightings are discussed, and there is merit to the skepticism. As much as I’d like to get to the bottom of these cases, there may come a time when there’s just no more evidence to be found, at least until the government gets around to telling us what they actually know.

However, that time may not yet be at hand. Even now, devoted researchers into the reported crashes as such locations as Aztec and Roswell are busy talking to witnesses and examining documents. I may be morbid in suggesting that it’s a bug rush to “beat the undertaker,” but it’s also true that most of the original witnesses to these events are no longer with us. Indeed much of the interviews these days involve family and friends.

There is a big problem in investing so much credibility in one or more of these older cases. Even if you assume that Roswell and other early UFO events are exactly what they purport to be, involving intelligently controlled metallic aircraft of unknown origin, there are thousands upon thousands of more recent cases where evidence is far easier to come by.

Whether it’s those incredible 1980 UFO encounters in Rendlesham Forest in the UK, or other compelling reports, there is a rich resource of witnesses and documents to investigate. You don’t have to fret over potentially faded memories that may have been polluted by popular culture and the ravages of old age.

When it comes to Rendlesham, I distinctly remember when John Burroughs, an eyewitness, sat not ten feet from me in my studio last June to record an episode of The Paracast. His voice, his presence, clearly evoked honesty, and I could see the pain in his eyes as he recalled the frightening memories that had not faded in 29 years.

Now that’s just one notable case that’s still ripe for further investigation. There are many others that deserve ongoing research. Many of the more-respected UFO-oriented books published over the years recount those cases, often in exquisite detail. Or just go online and spend a few hours, sidestepping the crazy stories promising imminent visits from the Space Brothers of course. Whether you prefer Google, Microsoft Bing, or any other search engine, the repository of solid UFO information is positively huge.

You may also want to check out the thousands of pages of documents that have been released by various governments around the world, including the recent disclosures from the UK. Sure, some fine details may be redacted, and it’s a sure thing that a lot of information has been withheld. But it’s a good start. You don’t have to live in the past to discover the extraordinary amount of evidence that indicates that something real is happening when it comes to the presence of UFOs on our planet.

Gene Steinberg
Co-Host, "The Paracast"

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skeptical cynic / cynical skeptic
Re the Roswell incident, I wonder how many Paracast listeners have read the very interesting and relevant book, "UFO Crash at Roswell: Genesis of a Modern Myth by Benson Saler and Charles Ziegler and Charles Moore"? It's been probably 18 mo since I read the book so I don't have it all at my fingertips, but the thesis of the book is not to debunk, criticize, or even make any judgment about the veracity of the case itself, but rather to discuss how and why it has become a modern myth. Moreover, Charles Moore is one of the researchers involved in Mogul back in 1947 so he gives some interesting perspective. I came away from this book with a different perspective but still thinking that something extraordinary happened at Roswell in 1947, but more convinced than ever that we will never know what it was. I highly recommend the book, even though I think the skeptical opinions of the authors showed through more than I would have thought was necessary to prove their point.