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Your Paracast Newsletter -- June 5, 2010

Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
June 5, 2010

UFO Crashes, Real or Otherwise, Featured on The Paracast

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Sunday, June 6, 2010: The Paracast 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 us as we 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: Co-hosts Paul Kimball and Christopher O'Brien present veteran UFO researcher Kevin D. Randle, author of "Crash: When UFOs Fall From the Sky: A History of Famous Incidents, Conspiracies, and Cover-Ups."

Paul Kimball's site: The Other Side of Truth

Christopher O'Brien's site: Home - Our Strange Planet

Kevin D. Randle's blog: A Different Perspective

Coming June 13: Co-host Christopher O’Brien introduces UFO/humanoid researcher Albert S. Rosales, who not only brings you up to date on these unusual encounters throughout history, but reports on his own amazing personal experiences.
Albert Rosales' database: Humanoid Sighting Reports Journal of Humanoid Studies

Christopher O'Brien's site: Home - Our Strange Planet

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 recently completed a major redesign to make our community even easier to access, with more convenience features to boot.

The Consequences of Removing that Stake

Co-host Paul Kimball likes to compare some UFO cases to the movie legends of Dracula. You drive a stake through the black heart of the “Prince of Darkness,” but a few years later, someone mistakenly removes that stake and Dracula is resurrected all over again to prey upon his unwary victims.

In the same vein, if you’ll forgive the pun, there are UFO cases that are known to be bogus or at least found to have a natural cause, yet every few years, a new generation of UFO enthusiasts emerges that explores those same cases all over again as if they were genuine.

Now I realize that some of these solutions may themselves by controversial, that some still regard them as unexplained. Examples might include the infamous Maury Island UFO incident of 1947, or perhaps the 1948 Mantell case, in which a pilot lost his life while in pursuit of an apparent UFO.

In the latter case, evidence uncovered after the initial accounts that appeared in books by the late Major Donald E. Keyhoe and others, indicate that Mantell was, unfortunately, chasing after Venus when that tragic accident occurred. No, ET didn’t shoot him down!

Many investigators are convinced that the alleged Aztec UFO crash is a fake, although there are serious-minded researchers who continue to investigate the story because they believe they have the evidence to prove it’s genuine.

Real, fabricated, or just an error, the real problem is that, when a UFO report is declared dead and buried, it ought to remain that way. In this online world, however, there is so much raw, unfiltered information to be found, it’s all too easy to uncover details of a sighting but not necessarily the solution. Desperately seeking any and all possible shreds of evidence to prove a theory, the fine details of a UFO actually being an IFO are often lost in the mists of time or in the morass of online information and misinformation.

Unfortunately, a simple Google (or Bing if you prefer) search can uncover thousands upon thousands of links for any well-publicized UFO or paranormal event. You may have to spend a fair amount of time to sift through all that stuff in order to determine whether or not a case was ever solved.

Even then, some people will simply refuse to believe that ET, a secret government agency, or perhaps a mixture of both, isn’t responsible for all or most sensational UFO sightings. So take the lack of diligent research, add a dose or two of the will to believe, and you end up with loads of cases being taken as evidence of an alien presence on our planet, even though much of that evidence might have a perfectly mundane explanation.

This is a key reason why I find myself skeptical of some of the efforts to achieve UFO disclosure, which you can define as forcing the U.S. (or other government) authorities to tell us the truth about flying saucers. While I realize many of these efforts are sincere and well-meaning, it’s also true that some of the people called upon to speak at so-called disclosure events are notoriously unreliable. Maybe the sponsors of those conferences don’t care because such speakers attract big crowds of paying customers, but their presence simply destroys any semblance of credibility even for the serious participants. In other words, they become the problem rather than the solution.

Now I realize that most of you don’t have the time to vet every single UFO report you might come across during your Internet travels, or when reading a book or a magazine piece. But it may be a good idea to add the search term “solved” to your online excursions, just in case the sighting you find so compelling had a stake driven into its heart long, long ago.

Gene Steinberg
Host/Executive Producer "The Paracast"

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