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Your Paracast Newsletter -- May 1, 2010

Gene Steinberg

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Sunday, May 2, 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.

<b>This Week's Episode: </b>Co-host Christopher O'€™Brien joins us as we explore the incredible flurry of paranormal events in Pennsylvania with investigator Stan Gordon, author of "€œReally Mysterious Pennsylvania: UFOs, Bigfoot & Other Weird Encounters Casebook One.

<b>Christopher O'Brien's site: </b>Home - Our Strange Planet

<b>Stan Gordon's site: </b>Stan Gordon's UFO Anomalies Zone

<b>Coming May 9: </b>Co-host Nicholas Redfern, author of “Contactees: A History of Alien-human Interaction,” and Jim Moseley, editor of “Saucer Smear,” discuss the amazing claims over the years of contacts between humans and alleged alien beings.
<b>Nicholas Redfern's site: </b>Nick Redfern

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<b> Does the Government Have a “Warehouse 13”?</b>

Those of you who watch episodic TV are probably aware of a popular science fiction show called “Warehouse 13,” depicting a super-secret location where the U.S. government stores evidence of advanced or paranormal technology. The show features two agents who go around the country to collect more of these mysterious artifacts, though it doesn’t make any attempt to explain why they exist or how they work.

Maybe some things are best left unsaid.

Then there’s those closing scenes in the first Indiana Jones movie, “Raiders of the Lost Arc,” in which the amazing “Arc of the Covenant” recovered by the protagonist is deposited in some sort of dusty, basement warehouse and thus destined to be forever forgotten.

Some of the supporters of the theory that the Roswell incident represented the crash of a flying saucer from “out there” maintain the government confiscated evidence of alien technology -- and perhaps the bodies of the pilots -- and are, even now, perhaps studying that material in an effort to master advanced technology.

Of course, there are loads of assumptions inherent in that theory that I won’t presume to cover right now, except that supposedly advanced technology issue. If our best and brightest have been working on that stuff for over six decades, wouldn’t you’d think they would have discovered something significant by now? Yes, I realize that the book “The Day After Roswell” says just that. That work, however, remains highly controversial and, as the critics state, there are independent roadmaps to the inventions cited in the book that do not depend on alien technology.

On the other hand, when you suggest the government has been keeping all of this a deep, dark secret for decades, ranging from proof of alien visitation to the existence of evidence of highly advanced technology, you are assuming a far greater degree of competence on the part of any government than they might deserve.

Indeed, most surveys show that people regard governments around the world as populated by incompetent bureaucrats who can’t see a stop sign on the road unless you point it out to them. And, yes, I realize many government workers are smart, dedicated people who are doing their best. But other workers are just plodding along, and, with ever-changing political winds, keeping a consistent policy in place for so long seems a stretch, whatever the consequences.

One possibility is that, if governments do possess evidence of alien technology, they may have no clues about what they have. I liken this to my oft-repeated comments on The Paracast about what might happen if you took an Apple iPhone or MacBook Pro notebook computer and transported it back to the early part of the 20th century. Assuming the batteries were fully charged, the people of that era would be able to somehow make these gadgets work, after a fashion. But there would be no wireless networks to access, and you wonder just what that society’s smartest scientists and engineers might be able to do to unlock the technology. Would they even have a clue?

When it comes to governments, one thing is sure, and that is that they do not want to admit their incompetence. So is it at all possible that the mysterious artifacts they may have recovered over the years are even now being stored in secret locations, left untouched, in keeping with the well-worn belief that ignorance is bliss?

Gene Steinberg
Host/Executive Producer "The Paracast"

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