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November 19, 2023


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This Week's Episode: Gene and cohost Tim Swartz take a fascinating journey across time and space with Mike Ricksecker, author of Travels Through Time: Inside the Fourth Dimension, Time Travel, and Stacked Time Theory. The book is an examination of the nature of time, dimensions, and the possibilities of real time travel. Ricksecker formally introduces his Stacked Time Theory with an exploration of the fabric of the cosmos, starting with ancient symbolism and alchemy up through today’s modern science and technology. From time paradoxes, interdimensional transport, to the implications to the UFO mystery, this episode of The Paracast may be the best yet. Ricksecker has appeared on multiple television shows and programs and is is the producer and director of the docu-series, "The Shadow Dimension," available on several streaming platforms. He also produces additional full-length content on ancient wisdom, lost civilizations, and the supernatural on his extensive YouTube channel. Ricksecker has written historic paranormal articles for a number of pucliations, and he operates his own book publishing and video production company, Haunted Road Media, representing a number of authors, and winning the award for Excellent Media in The Paranormal Field at the 2019 Shockfest Film Festival.

After The Paracast — Available exclusively for Paracast+ subscribers on November 19: Further explorations of time, time travel, space and other dimensions with researcher Mike Ricksecker, as he continues his discussions with Gene and cohost Tim Swartz. During this episode, he talks about his Air Force experience, the work of the Pentagon's UAP group and its value to discover the secrets of the phenomenon, his observations about the Roswell episode, the so-called Alaska Triangle (said to be portal where strange events occur, similar to the Bermuda Triangle), and the legends of the Philadelphia Experiment. Ricksecker's latest book is Travels Through Time: Inside the Fourth Dimension, Time Travel, and Stacked Time Theory. He is also host of "The Edge of the Rabbit Hole" livestream show and also hosts the "Connecting the Universe" interactive class. He operates his own book publishing and video production company, Haunted Road Media, representing a number of authors, and winning the award for Excellent Media in The Paranormal Field at the 2019 Shockfest Film Festival. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he is a U.S. Air Force veteran with a degree in simulation programming and is an avid baseball fan.

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Masters of Disinformation
By Tim R. Swartz

The elementary principle of all deception is to attract the enemies' attention to what you wish him to see, and to distract his attention from what you do not wish him to see.
— General Sir Archibald Wavell
Memorandum to the British Chiefs of Staff, 1940​

Recent revelations from a so-called UAP “whistle-blower,” Maj. David Grusch, may be a surprise to those who are new to the whole UFO phenomenon, but for researchers who have been actually paying attention over the decades, it’s nothing new or that surprising. Grusch claims to have insider information that the U.S. is concealing a longstanding program that retrieves and reverse engineers crashed extraterrestrial spaceships. On the surface, Grusch’s pronouncements appear to be earth-shaking news of a vast government conspiracy. However, there are legitimate fears that this is just another disinformation campaign designed to once again place interest in UFOs into the category of bat-shit crazy.

The history of Ufology is filled with unsavory people, hoaxes and broken promises. UFO researchers have long suspected that government and military agencies have been responsible for covering up any information about UFOs. It’s believed that these clandestine groups have also been involved in producing spurious UFO reports and information, using investigators and UFO groups to unwittingly spread their disinformation.

Disinformation is the process of mixing pure fiction with just enough truth to make it believable, and then spreading it far and wide with the deliberate purpose of diverting attention from something which must be kept hidden from public view.

The topic of UFOs has always been a problem of public policy. The official positions have been simply to deny the observations. Nevertheless, the issue of UFOs refuses to go away. The concept of unidentified flying objects has ingratiated itself into the collective consciousness of mankind to such an extent, that it has proved impossible to remove – despite the attempts to debunk and ridicule the research and belief of UFOs. However, there does seem to be a group or groups of people that for whatever reason, want to foster a belief in extraterrestrial UFOs.

Many UFO researchers over the years have fallen prey to these agents of disinformation, some with full knowledge that they are being played the fool. When a group or individual is targeted, they will receive a visit from “a source.” The source will provide amazing new information. The source will be very convincing and have all the answers. Of course it will be difficult to verify certain aspects of the new information, but much will be verifiable, or at least seem possible

Unfortunately, the source is in reality a disinformation agent. The information provided will be a collection of truth and fiction, combined in such a way as to make separation impossible. This will not be found out until much later, if at all. At that point the waters have been so muddied that any real information has been lost.

The Holloman Air Force Base Landing

The term Area 51 has become synonymous with captured alien spacecraft. So much so that in 1996 a nearby Nevada highway was renamed the “Extraterrestrial Highway” to honor the supposed UFOs kept in secret at Area 51. It can be noted that if alien craft are indeed being flown out of Area 5, then it's been the worst kept secret in military history.

So much has already been written detailing the situations at Area 51, that it is needless to add more fuel to the fires of a successful disinformation campaign. Area 51 is not the first time that stories about saucers, aliens and the government have been used as disinformation.

In 1973 film producers Robert Emenegger and Allan Sandler were approached by Air Force officers who asked if they would be interested in making a documentary on a secret government project. The two filmmakers were invited to Norton Air Force Base in California, where they were told by Air Force officials that in April 1964, a spacecraft had landed at Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico. Alien beings supposedly came out of the craft and communicated with a team of scientists and military officers. All this had been filmed, and the two producers were promised the use of the film for their documentary.

Emenegger was suitably impressed by the quality of the Air Force film, “What I saw and heard was enough to convince me that the phenomenon of UFOs is real, very real.”

Unfortunately, at the last moment, permission to use the film was suddenly withdrawn by Colonel William Coleman, one of the Air Force officers who originally approached the filmmakers. The timing was politically inappropriate; it was explained, due to the Watergate scandal. Permission was given to proceed with the documentary UFOs: It Has Begun, with the condition that the Holloman story would be presented as a hypothetical case. Instead of film, the producers had to use drawings to illustrate the story. The alleged Holloman film would later resurface to be used again as bait for another unsuspecting film producer.

Bait and Switch

In April 1983, while researching material for a proposed UFO documentary for HBO, Producer Linda Moulton Howe visited Kirkland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There she interviewed Agent Richard C. Doty, a counterintelligence officer with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI). During the interview Doty confirmed to Howe that the Holloman incident had occurred. Doty also showed Howe documents entitled, “Briefing for the President of the United States of America about the subject of unidentified flying vehicles.”

What Linda Moulton Howe saw that April day was a version of what would later be called the MJ‑12 papers. Doty told Howe she could only read the documents and she could not take notes. The content described a series of crashed UFO discs in the late 1940's to early 1950's at Aztec and Roswell, New Mexico; Kingman, Arizona; and a crash in Mexico. Extraterrestrial bodies were retrieved and taken to laboratories for examination.

Agent Doty told Howe she was being shown the briefing paper because the government intended to release several thousand feet of color and black and white film taken between 1947 and 1964 showing crashed UFOs and extraterrestrial bodies. This footage would include film of the Holloman Incident earlier promised to producers Robert Emenegger and Allan Sandler. Doty promised Howe she could use the film for inclusion in the HBO documentary, with official Government confirmation to support the material.

Later, Doty informed Linda Howe that the historic UFO footage would not be released until a later date because of some “political delays.” Afterwards, Agent Doty denied ever showing Howe the briefing papers or even promising film for her documentary, which later was dropped by HBO due to Howe being unable to secure the much sought-after classified material.

To this day Linda Moulton Howe is positive she was set up by Agent Doty and his superiors. Howe was told that an earlier film she had done on cattle mutilations (“Strange Harvest”), had upset people in Washington who didn’t want UFOs and animal mutilations associated in the public media. Was there a decision to ensure that Linda's next documentary would never get off the ground? If so, the plan succeeded.

The same alleged briefing papers shown to Howe were also being revealed to various other UFO researchers around the world. British writer Jenny Randles was given the MJ‑12 papers and told to release them to the public immediately. Feeling that something wasn't quite right, Randles chose to stay quiet for a while. Author Timothy Good was not so reserved. After receiving his copy of the MJ‑12 papers in March 1987, he had them published in the book he was currently writing, Above Top Secret.

It is significant that the MJ‑12 photographs were also received anonymously in December 1984 by Jaime Shandera, and that the envelope was postmarked Albuquerque. This has led some researchers to believe that Richard Doty was the sender, particularly since he showed Linda Howe a similar document in 1983. Doty has denied this, and has suggested that the document came from a source in the Defense Intelligence Agency and was sent for the purpose of discrediting Shandera and his friend, UFO writer William Moore.

William Moore is no stranger to the seamy world of counterintelligence. Moore admitted his role in helping Richard Doty confuse, discourage, and discredit Paul Bennewitz, who owned a small electronics firm outside of Kirkland Air Force Base. The persistent story about an alleged alien base under Archuleta Peak near Dulce, New Mexico can be directly traced to false information given to Bennewitz.

Jacques Vallée proposes several rationales for disinformation centered around UFOs. First, it keeps everyone from figuring out what government and military UFO investigators know or do not know about UFOs. Second, high strangeness accounts “leaked” to Ufologists by anonymous sources continue to thwart serious study of UFOs by leading investigators off on wild goose chases and keeping the public profile of UFOs at high levels of absurdity. Third, and most conspiratorial, sources of disinformation can monitor and to some extent influence the activities of UFO researchers, whether as part of a program of social control or simply to keep “black projects” veiled in the UFO shroud.

The old adage “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is” holds well to the mountains of information dealing with the UFO phenomenon. New generations of investigators, unfamiliar with their older colleagues, past mistakes, are cautioned not to allow themselves to be sucked into the dark waters of propaganda and counterintelligence. Doing so only further damages a subject that can ill afford continued strikes against its integrity and credibility. Trust what can be verified, and doubt what can't be.

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Tim R. Swartz is an Indiana native and Emmy-Award winning television producer/videographer, and is the author of a number of popular books including The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla, Mimics - The Others Among Us, America's Strange and Supernatural History, Time Travel: Fact Not Fiction!, and is a contributing writer for the books, Brad Steiger's Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside, and Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits and Haunted Places.

As a photojournalist, Tim Swartz has traveled extensively and investigated paranormal phenomena and other unusual mysteries from such diverse locations as the Great Pyramid in Egypt to the Great Wall in China. He has worked with television networks such as PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, ESPN, Thames-TV and the BBC. He has also appeared on the History Channels programs "Ancient Aliens,” “Evidence,” “Ancient Aliens: Declassified,” The UnXplained, and the History Channel Latin America series "Contacto Extraterrestre."

His articles have been published in magazines such as Mysteries, FATE, Strange, Atlantis Rising, UFO Universe, Renaissance, and Unsolved UFO Reports. He is also the writer and editor of the online newsletter Conspiracy Journal; a free, weekly email newsletter, considered essential reading by paranormal researchers worldwide.

Tim is also cohost on The Paracast, The Gold Standard of Paranormal Radio, with host Gene Steinberg.

His website is: conspiracyjournal.com

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