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Your Paracast Newsletter — May 24, 2020

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May 24, 2020

Revisit Incredible UFO Encounters Explored by Project Blue Book with Kevin R. Randle on The Paracast!

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This Week's Episode: Gene and Randall present author/researcher Kevin D. Randle to discuss his book, "The Best of Project Blue Book," which examines the possible evidence for alien visitation that is found in the official U.S. Air Force investigation into UFOs. Kevin is also considered to be one of nthe foremost living experts on the Roswell incident. He is well known for his debates with the late Ufologist and nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman, and is also the author of such books as "Project Moondust," "Conspiracy of Silence," "A History of UFO Crashes," "Roswell in the 21st Century," "Reflections of a UFO Investigator," plus a number of sci-fi novels. He is also a helicopter pilot who served in the United States Army during both the Vietnam War and the Second Gulf War.

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After The Paracast -- Available exclusively for Paracast+ subscribers on May 24: Prolific author and veteran UFO investigator Kevin D. Randle returns to continue the discussion about the book, "The Best of Project Blue Book," which started on the May 24, 2020 episode of The Paracast. Kevin continues to discuss revisiting major cases examined by the Air Force in search of new evidence, and describes why he feels the 1964 Socorro, NM sighting was bundled by such investigators as APRO and NICAP in their coverage of the case. Randall and Kevin debate on whether the UFO might have been a test aircraft or some kind of unknown phenomenon, perhaps a spaceship. And what about Project Moon Dust, reputed to be a once-secret successor to Project Blue Book?

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There Are UFOs and There Are UFOs
By Gene Steinberg

For many, UFOs can only represent spaceships from somewhere out there, no doubt a planet orbiting another star system. For others, maybe it’s about human time travelers coming back here to reexamine history or right wrongs, or just engage in some sort of mischievous behavior.

You can add the collective unconscious, ultraterrestrials, cryptoterrestrials and other fascinating possibilities.

But to others, UFOs are mainly conventional objects or phenomena. One possibility is that some are, in fact, test aircraft of some sort. That many identify them as UFOs rather than one of ours sometimes helps the military or private industry hide in plain sight.

Now I expect that test aircraft was quite a possibility, especially in the early days of the so-called “modern” UFO era. After all, scientists and engineers recruited or captured from Germany helped the U.S. and Russia jumpstart their early space programs.

So it makes perfect sense that some of the inventions originally developed in Nazi Germany were mistaken for unknown aircraft. There are theories, in fact, that some of those experiments were exploited to spook the Russians in the early days of the Cold War — or maybe the other way around.

Now I took to the extraterrestrial theory early on, more out of hope than evidence, on the belief that the test aircraft possibility was just too mundane. I was steeped in sci-fi, books, film and TV, and it was a romantic ideal to expect that other intelligent beings were out there and that they’d seek us out.

So long as they didn’t wish us ill of course.

But if ET was hostile, we’d be goners by now, and it doesn’t appear that UFOs mean us any harm. Some people over the years claimed to have met up with space people, Space Brothers, who exhorted humankind to get its act together and stop the tribal wars. Global warming wasn’t an issue in the early days, but if ET was so damn smart, you wonder why they didn’t foresee the dangers.

And let’s not forget the nasty fact that those higher beings never actually evinced evidence of possessing any provably advanced knowledge. Nothing in those messages appear to be anything that we couldn’t figure out all by ourselves.

In any case, as some investigators look back at the very old cases, the more it seems that the “Earth Theory,” that some or all UFOs are or were test aircraft, may not be that far off.

Author and researcher Nick Redfern, a frequent visitor to The Paracast, has written books suggesting that such classic UFO cases as the Roswell crash and — lately — the 1980 Rendlesham Forest UFO encounter, were actually the result of government experimentation of some sort.

To this, Nick adds the 1961 Betty and Barney Hill UFO abduction, the 1973 Pascagoula, MS UFO abduction, the 1980 Cash-Landrum UFO encounter and other cases as also being the result of experiments that involved attempts at mind control.

These days, mind control might very well be limited to labeling reports someone doesn’t like as “fake news,” although it would seem reasonable that actual experimentation has not been abandoned.

Now I won’t repeat Nick’s evidence here. He goes into it at length on the May 17, 2020 episodes of The Paracast and After The Paracast, all based on his recent book, “The Rendlesham Forest UFO Conspiracy: A Close Encounter Exposed as a Top Secret Government Experiment.”

Nick makes it perfectly clear that he’s not disputing the possibility that many UFO encounters represent unknown phenomena of some sort. Maybe even spaceships.

But it’s important to separate the conventional from the unconventional, to get a handle on what’s really going on. And if the governments of Earth have taken advantage of the UFO phenomenon to pursue their own agendas involving mind control and test aircraft, we should know the truth.

Even if no such experiments are being conducted anymore — and few would dispute that the U.S. government did some admittedly screwy things decades ago — understanding what really occurred would go a long way towards sharpening the focus towards the real UFO mystery.

Sure, I suppose it’s possible that all or most UFO sightings in those days had conventional explanations. Perhaps the uncanny maneuverability ascribed to some of these objects were the result of imperfect human perception. Photographic evidence? It’s hard to tell, for there are only a few examples that depict objects clear enough to defy explanation. And that’s after you eliminate the obvious mistakes.

But it’s also true that there have been hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of UFO sightings around the globe over the years. Although the shapes and sizes of the things seen flying around vary, their unknown nature is consistent. Even allowing for imperfect eyewitness testimony, there’s enough consistency in such reports to indicate that something strange is really going on.

The Earth Theory also doesn’t explain why the U.S. Navy would care a whit about those “Tic-Tac” UFOs that have been written about by the mainstream press. You’d think they’d be read into the program if test aircraft were involved, so there’d be no need to make a public spectacle of the matter. It’s not as if something public is being hidden, since these sightings were evidently confined to military personnel.

Yet another theory is that some test aircraft represent efforts to evaluate alien technology recovered from the Roswell crash and similar incidents.

But that requires two unproven theories. One that crashed UFOs have been recovered, and Roswell isn’t proven even if it’s not explained. The other is that, even if alien technology were recovered, that we’d stand a chance of being able to reverse engineer any of it.

One thing the Earth Theory does tell us, though, is that it’s really hard to believe what our governments tell us. If the Rendlesham incident, and perhaps some others, did represent experiments of some sort, isn’t it about time for the people in power to reveal those facts to us?

It’s not that something done 40 years ago — and longer — should present potential threats to national security. Indeed, it would make great fodder for cable TV coverage, reality shows, and even TV docudramas.

It would also make it easier to hide the facts about the real UFO mystery, whatever those facts are.

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