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Your Paracast Newsletter -- February 6, 2010

Gene Steinberg

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UFO Crashes and Retrievals Featured on The Paracast

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Sunday, February 7, 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: Crash/retrievals are explored by UFO investigator Kevin D. Randle, author of "Crash: When UFOs Fall From the Sky: A History of Famous Incidents, Conspiracies, and Cover-Ups."

Kevin D. Randle's Blog: http://kevinrandle.blogspot.com/</p> Coming February 14: Paranormal researcher Micah A. Hanks, author of "Magic, Mysticism and the Molecule: The Search for Sentient Intelligence from Other Worlds," explores the incredible things we don't understand about our universe. During the latter part of the episode, David will reveal more of his personal experiences.</p> Micah A. Hanks' Blog: http://gralienreport.com/</p> Reminder: Don't forget to visit our always-active Discussion Forums for the latest news/views/debates on all things paranormal (and note our new Internet address): The Paracast Community Forums. We've just completed a major redesign to make our community even easier to access, with more convenience features to boot.

So Can You Handle the Truth About UFOs?

Part and parcel of all the hopes and dreams about UFO disclosure is the feeling that the government knows an Earth-shattering but totally acceptable truth about the phenomena. We are ready to accept that truth and get on with our lives.

I suppose you could take a jaded approach to all of this and assume that we are so busy dealing with the trials and tribulations and, yes, the joys of daily life that we'll just treat those UFO revelations with the same degree of seriousness that we treat any other news event. There will be headlines for a few days, and we can then return to lurid stories about the latest show business scandals or endless cable TV news debates over the mess our world is in and how to deal with it.

There are loads of assumptions implicit in the belief that we can handle that truth. One is, of course, that the governments of Earth know the answers and are just waiting for the proper time to spill the beans. More to the point, that we are being visited by ET, that their intentions, if sometimes inscrutable, are probably not threatening to our way of life. We can fully embrace the knowledge that they exist.

Some of you, in fact, believe that ET is here on a mission of peace and light, to help we primitive humans somehow mend our ways, so we can join the galactic community.

Fat chance!

Unfortunately, when it comes to applying human motives to an alien species, we are out of our element. Unless they are related to us in some fashion, perhaps our forebears from the stars, it may well be that we are incapable of comprehending the sheer depth of alien logic.

It may also be that we severely underestimate their impact on our society. What, for example, if they assert that they seeded humans on Earth long ago, that we are not the children of God, but the children of ET or some sort of genetic experiment?

While I realize I might be stepping on the toes of the religious community, I'm simply trying to piece together the facts and make some sensible inferences from the evidence. Just how might organized religion, of any faith, be impacted by such a revelation? Can we truly handle that truth?

Even if ET embraces their own religion, one that has a compliment in a specific Earth-based belief system, what about the rest of the population who hold contrary beliefs?

What about turning our advanced technology upside down? What sense does it make to buy a flat panel TV, an iPhone or any other fancy gadget with the knowledge that all these devices are nothing more than primitive junk? How will the titans of industry react?

What about the oil industry, the coal industry, or supporters of nuclear power? How would they deal with, say, the knowledge that we could use alien technology to give everyone an endless source of free energy?

Certainly the foregoing considerations and others have the potential to turn our governments, religious institutions and our entire economy upside down. Such possibilities would surely be compelling motives for governments to keep secrets, even though they may have little or no control over actual disclosure. That may be up to our visitors.

And what if they prove to have hostile intent. That terse line in the science fiction disaster movie, "Independence Day," comes to mind: "Then God help us"

In saying all this, however, I do not necessarily subscribe to the theory that ET is behind UFOs. But if that's where the evidence takes us, we need to consider the consequences, good or bad, of such a life-altering discovery.

Peace,
Gene Steinberg
Co-Host, "The Paracast"

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