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Your Paracast Newsletter — May 10, 2020

Gene Steinberg

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The Paracast Newsletter
May 10, 2020

Learn about Humans and UFOs From Our Future with Dianne Tessman on The Paracast

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This Week's Episode: Gene and Randall present Dianne Tessman, a long time UFO investigator and experiencer and author of several books that include her latest title, "Future Humans and the UFOs." Says Diane: "My book…is mostly objective research, evidence, and connecting the dots." In the mid to late 1970s, Diane was a field investigator with the Aerial Phenomenan Research Organization (APRO) and Florida State Section Director for MUFON, but her work on the UFO puzzle began when she was four or five years old, when she was abducted twice by UFO beings in 1952-53. One encounter was aboard what appeared to be a starship; she was hypnotically regressed by Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle, an icon of the UFO field. Another encounter was in a cabin on Eagle Lake, Ontario, where a membrane was taken from her. And what is it about low-power warp drive?

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After The Paracast -- Available exclusively for Paracast+ subscribers on May 10: So it is another one of “those” episodes, where Gene and Randall wonder aloud just what might have gone wrong when author/channeler Dianne Tessman appeared on The Paracast on May 10, 2020 to talk about her time-travel book, “Future Humans and UFOs.” Your humble hosts speculate about the potential consequences of time travel and why a book author might be disappointed when they are asked less-than-softball questions about their theories and beliefs. Randall also briefly recalls his encounter with the notorious paranormal huckster, Bill Knell, who once bailed on a Paracast episode when he was asked just a few too many uncomfortable questions about why some of his claims couldn’t be supported by facts.

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All About Time
By Gene Steinberg

The concept of time travel is a whole lot of fun, if you just look at the way it’s usually handled in pulp sci-fi stories and TV shows. In such settings, it’s always always about the so-called “grandfather syndrome,” suggesting the nasty things that might happen if you attempt to change the past, even in the tiniest way.

The consequences are best presented in a humorous setting in the 1985 sci-fi comedy, “Back to the Future,” where teenaged Marty McFly, as portrayed by Michael J. Fox, is shuffled back into the 1950s in a rejiggered DeLorean sports car, where he discovers that he must find a way for his future parents to meet. Or he will otherwise phase out of existence.

During the film, you also see the consequences of a “small change” when he returns to the present.

This enjoyable plot device is the main focus of the DC Comics sci-fi TV show, “Legends of Tomorrow.” Here, a band of third-rate would-be super heroes flies around in a spaceship, the Waverider, that’s also capable of time travel, to right the wrongs of the past.

And, as with”Back to the Future,” they almost always fumble their way to a solution, and make an accidental change that, sometimes, forms the plot of a future episode.

Back in 1967, the concept was more elegantly presented in a Star Trek episode, “City on the Edge of Forever,” where Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock jump through a time portal to rescue Dr. McCoy, who mistakenly ingests a medicine that makes him hysterical.

As much as William Shatner’s eccentric overacting fueled the character of James T. Kirk, here he put in a credible performance as he learns that he cannot change the past and save the young woman with whom he falls in love. Otherwise there will be dire consequences that will affect his own timeline.

Altering the past is, as you see, a pretty common theme in time travel theories. How else could it be?

But there are other theories, one that our future is already written. Thus, if someone journeys to the past to “fix” something, whatever they accomplish is already preordained. It is part of our present and their future.

The long and short is that you cannot change the past in any way that alters destiny. So as much as a would-be time traveler might, as an example, attempt to alter President John F. Kennedy’s path in Dallas, TX in 1963 to prevent his murder, he’d die anyway in a different way.

Or the attempt would fail.

It’s an idea that also forms the plot in a more horrific way in “Final Destination,” from 2000, and its four sequels. In the original film, a teenager has a premonition about a plane crash, and is influenced by that dream to attempt to help his friends escape death by not flying in that plane.

As you might imagine, the fates will not allow them to cheat death, so they die anyway in the days that follow in various frighteningly bizarre and graphic ways.

It made for a generally entertaining film the first time out, but an original approach soon became old and the quality of the acting and production declined in subsequent productions. The producers just didn’t know when to stop until the box office receipts declined enough to convince them to move on to other projects.

Yet another time travel possibility is based on the theory of the multiverse. As soon as something is changed in a timeline, another reality is generated, so you end up having, say, an infinite number of different Earths based on these accidental or deliberate alterations.

The multiverse is another fairly common sci-fi trope. Way back in the days of the original Star Trek, beginning with “Mirror Mirror” in 1967, we met the evil twins of the crew of the Enterprise, giving the cast the opportunity to portray opposite versions of their characters.

The “mirror universe” also forms a basis for a number of episodes of the prequel, “Star Trek: Discovery,” which, in the U.S., became one of the most popular series on the CBS All Access streaming network.

In our real world, some theorize that the UFOs that we see are, in reality, visitors from our future. They might come here to right wrongs, just to observe the way things actually transpired or, as one theory has it, to perform the acts that they were meant to perform.

Regardless of how or why it happens, it doesn’t matter so much where UFOs come from as to their influence upon our culture. Some suggest that, whether extraterrestrials or time travelers, they have some sort of Prime Directive that prohibits them from interfering in the affairs of the civilizations they visit.

The idea harkens back to Star Trek’s Prime Directive, about how the Federation is prohibited from interfering with the more primitive races they visit. But here the concept was an idealized version of the consequences of our own dealings with less-advanced countries over the centuries.

If you look at Earth’s history, there are plenty of examples of the nasty ways we treated Native Americans, Africans and others when we visited and conquered them.

When Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek, he did not want future humans to be as warlike as their ancestors. But the Prime Directive was still violated from time to time to advance a plot. Most recently, such an act formed the basis for the introductory scenes of one of the lesser “Trek” reboot movies, “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

Of course when we discuss time travel, it’s always always about journeying into the past. But what about visiting the future, as was done in the H.G. Wells novel, “The Time Machine”? Wouldn’t that be the better approach, particularly if the traveler is able to fix something bad before it happens. Or would that, too, be destiny playing itself out in a different way?

This is not to say that I wouldn’t mind traveling back through time. I can list a whole bunch of things I’d like to change in my own life and let the chips fall.

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