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Your Paracast Newsletter — June 5, 2022

Gene Steinberg

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The Paracast Newsletter
June 5, 2022

Incredible Paranormal Encounters in the Southern U.S. Revealed by Researcher Trey Hudson on The Paracast!

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This Week's Episode: Gene and guest cohost Tim Swartz present paranormal researcher Trey Hudson, author of the book: "The Meadows Project: Explorations into the South's Skinwalker Ranch." There are several epicenters of such strangeness that have been ingrained into our collective consciousness over the decades, such as the Mysterious Valley of Colorado and New Mexico. Hudson's book chronicles the in-depth research into another such location located in America’s Southland. This remote site, known as the “Meadow,” is the location of many astounding events. They include reports of UFOs, cryptid beasts, portals, missing time, crop circle like formations, men/women in black, orbs, strange beams of light, mysterious beings, and many other oddities. Hudson is the Director of the Oxford Paranormal Society and its Anomalous Studies and Observation Group (ASOG). He has worked more than 30 years as a U.S. government Security Specialist specializing in security of sensitive assets, anti-terrorism, security of WMD, emergency management and other specialties.

After The Paracast — Available exclusively for Paracast+ subscribers on June 5: Paranormal researcher Trey Hudson, author of “The Meadows Project: Explorations into the South’s Skinwalker Ranch,” rejoins Gene and guest cohost Tim Swartz to discuss more amazing encounters. Hudson tells the strange tale of a mysterious woman, clad in business clothing, who engaged in strange and outrageous behavior. A “woman-in-black” perhaps? The discussion also covers methods to travel from one reality to another, and an incident in which Hudson briefly found himself in a “different place” while walking along the “Meadow” in search of paranormal phenomena. In his “civilian life,” he has worked more than 30 years as a U.S. government Security Specialist specializing in security of sensitive assets, anti-terrorism, security of WMD, emergency management and other specialties. He investigates strange phenomena as Director of the Oxford Paranormal Society and its Anomalous Studies and Observation Group (ASOG).

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What I Really Think — Well, Sort of
By Gene Steinberg

As I sit here, I’ve been following the UFO matter for over 65 years. It hasn’t been consistent; I took a break every so often to attempt to function in the “real world.” But my views about what’s going on have evolved from the early days, though not as much as I might have thought at the time.

So, yes, I was an ET believer, which is how most people following the flying saucers are labeled. It didn’t require much thought to consider that we were being visited by entities or beings from another planet. Indeed, it made perfect sense that, across the universe, there had to be other inhabited planets.

What form such life would take was a huge question mark. Saucer contactees almost always met up with beings who were all or mostly human. The so-called Nordics involved tall men and women, often with light brown or brown hair, sometimes wearing silvery uniforms. They sort of mimicked the appearance of Michael Rennie’s Klaatu in the 1951 sci-fi classic, “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

But Hollywood didn’t always feature on humanoid aliens. Some films depicted ET as downright grotesque, definitely not something or someone you’d like to have a beer or a bagel with. These were basically monster-on-the-loose productions with a sci-fi landscape.

Along with countless others, I expected the mystery to be resolved very soon. In reading those early books from such UFO authors as Major Donald E. Keyhoe, it appeared that the U.S. government knew the truth and was just finding a way to reveal it. It would all happen anytime now, real soon, and we just had to be patient.

It was quite reminiscent of the blathering disclosure advocates still deliver today of some sort of imminent truth session on the part of the powers-that-be. But the existence of a tax-funded Pentagon UAP investigation hasn’t changed the outlook all that much.

Along the way, I began to feel that nothing would be resolved very soon, and I came to believe that I was fated not to survive until that moment. Maybe it would never happen.

In looking over the evidence, I wondered about the uncanny maneuvers of ET, sometimes appearing and disappearing in but an instant. They appeared to violate the laws of physics, so were there perhaps other answers to what was going on?

If it wasn’t just a visit from a spaceship from another world, maybe they had a way to blink in and out from wherever they came.

One New Year’s Eve, when I was maybe 18 or 19, I was having a late-night gabfest with my old UFO research buddy Allen Greenfield, who was visiting the Big Apple from his Atlanta home. Evidently he had prepared for the meeting, because he brought with him a tattered copy of an old paperback version of a fantasy classic, “The Incomplete Enchanter,” first published in 1940.

Written by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt, the book consisted of two fantasy novellas (short novels) about one Harold Shea. They told of parallel worlds, in another universe, where the laws of magic existed. Travel wasn’t done via spaceship, an interdimensional transportation device or any other mechanical or electronic contrivance. Instead, you could transport yourself to that other place by aligning your mind to it using symbolic logic.

In a way this process reminds me of a 1980 movie, “Somewhere in Time,” involving a playwright, portrayed by “Superman” Christopher Reeve, who became obsessed with the photo of a beautiful actress, portrayed by Jane Seymour, who lived at the turn of the century.

Using some sort of self-hypnosis, the playwright wills himself back in time. His voyage is successful. He meets the woman of his dreams, but the illusion is abruptly shattered when he stares at his watch. He is immediately returned to the present.

The multiverse these days is part and parcel of the comic book universe, with movies and TV shows depicting the lead characters dropping in and out of alternate Earths. Both DC characters, such as Superman and The Flash, and Marvel characters, including Dr. Strange and Spider-Man, have generated billions of dollars from blockbuster productions featuring parallel worlds as plot devices.

While physicists can surely debate and theorize about the prospects of a multiverse, that maybe there are alternate Earths that perhaps contain variations of the people who inhabit this reality, it’s not as if it’s anything you can prove.

Long and short, if UFOs are real, physical objects, it doesn’t matter whether they come from outer space, another reality, or another time. We have to basically prove the first beyond a reasonable doubt before we ponder the source.

Again, final proof is still not at hand. Yes, we have Roswell and other legends of crashed saucers, but where’s the actual physical evidence?

But without a way to travel to their homes, how can we know from whence they came? Do you just depend on the people who claim to have been in contact with space beings or brothers, or “higher beings,” and are told their origin? Even if these encounters are genuine as described, how would you determine whether such entities or beings are telling experiencers the truth?

Even more confusing is the possibility that the phenomenon we see isn’t quite what’s really there. Now just imagine a civilization many hundreds or thousands of years ahead of us.

In the Star Trek universe, beginning in the 1960s, creator Gene Roddenberry, his writers and their successors, attempted to depict the technology of the 23rd and 24th centuries. Huge spaceships would employ warp travel to travel many light years in just a few hours. We had food replicators, matter transportation devices and “subspace radio,” which allows voice and video signals to reach a recipient instantaneously rather than taking days, months, or years.

Some of the Star Trek technologies, such as communicators and even tricorders, can be duplicated with existing gear. Consider a smartphone and a smartwatch, for example. And don’t forget 3D printing.

Teleportation and warp drive are presently being considered by scientists, though it may be decades before they are developed into usable and affordable contraptions.

Basically, we can’t really predict what technology a highly advanced civilization might possess. Consider where we are now, how quickly things are advancing, and you’ll see what I mean.

It may well be that humans couldn’t recognize future technologies in their true form. Perhaps we interpret what we see in terms of our own understanding. Imagine someone two thousand years ago seeing a spaceship and interpreting it as a “chariot” from heaven.

Imagine a spaceship being observed at the end of the 19th century and being described as an airship. And consider the 20th and 21st centuries, and the metallic craft observed all over the world.

Is it possible our visitors, whatever they are, are feeding us holographic-style images so we’d be able to accept their appearance? Maybe they are capable of traveling from one place to another in the blink of an eye, or have a physical form so bizarre that we’d be unable to accept them.

In the 1997 movie “Contact,” based on the Carl Sagan novel, the protagonist, a radio astronomer portrayed by Jodie Foster, attempts travel to another world in a device for which the blueprints are sent by ET. She meets someone or something that appears to her in the form of her late father, and is told she couldn’t accept its true appearance.

That, of course, might be a dodge in the plotting to avoid the need to envision ET’s true appearance. If they are able to shift their shapes to look human, that’s all we have to worry about. The writers and producers don’t have to exercise their imaginations and pay for makeup and elaborate digital special effects.

Then again, maybe what we perceive as flying saucers and their occupants are all images that we somehow create in our own minds. Perhaps they are the products of our collective unconscious, but you have to wonder if there is an external force behind it all. If so, what is the point of it all?

And you can’t forget the occasional physical trace evidence of landed UFOs, radar tracking, photos and videos and other evidence indicating it’s not just a mental construct.

Some early UFO authors and publishers, such as Ray Palmer, suggested the flying saucers are here to make us think. Perhaps it’s to advance science, make us lust after space travel to see what lies out there, or perhaps to encourage us to get our acts together, the better to be ready to meet advanced lifeforms from other worlds when the time is right.

And I haven’t begun to consider the very real prospects that at least some UFOs are merely test aircraft, drones or other flying contraptions. But the authorities, not wanting to reveal what they are actually working on, employ the spaceship connection as disinformation, to keep us from knowing what’s really going on.

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