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Your Paracast Newsletter -- November 7, 2009

Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
Your Paracast Newsletter -- November 7, 2009

November 7, 2009

Getting the Goods on Communicating with Dead People on The Paracast

Some Straight Talk About Donations: Some of you have asked David and me about our day jobs. Well, without going into details that you probably don't care about, I have a technology site and a tech radio show -- and we both have The Paracast. We do receive a small amount of revenue from ads, but it's definitely not sufficient to put food on the table. So we hope you readers and listeners will, if you can, help make up some of the difference, which is why we humbly request your donations. No contribution is too small (or too large :). We have a Donate link on our home page, below the logo and audio player. Or just send your contribution via PayPal to sales (at) theparacast (dot) com.

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Flash Notice: Sunday, November 8, 2009: The Paracast, with Gene Steinberg and David Biedny, 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 Gene and David as they 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.

This Week's Episode: Getting the goods on claims of life-after-death communication with Dr. Stephen Rorke. You’ll also hear some actual audio clips so you can decide whether it’s real or fake.

Dr. Stephen Rorke's Site: Spiricom or Spiriconspiracy

Coming November 15: We feature veteran UFO researcher Jim Moseley, editor of Saucer Smear, and contactee/abductee David Huggins, who is featured in the book ?Love in an Alien Purgatory: The Life and Fantastic Art of David Huggins.?

Note: </b>Archives of previous episodes are available for free download direct from the site or via a Podcast directory, such as Apple iTunes.

Reminder: Don't forget to visit our active Discussion Forums for the latest news/views/debates on all things paranormal (and note our new Internet address): https://www.theparacast.com/forum/</p> Are You Ready to Give Up UFOs?

I first became interested in the subject a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Well, not really, but it seems as if an awful lot of time has passed since I discovered a book about flying saucers in the home of my late brother, Wallace, when I was just 11 years of age.

Boy was I hooked into exploring the exciting possibilities that we were being visited by beings from other worlds.

Over the years, my belief systems were beaten, battered and bruised as I discovered more and more cases that simply didn?t fit into to the conventional wisdom, as if alien visitations could be regarded as conventional.

I remembered an all-night gabfest with a close friend, where we concluded that UFOs were actually from other dimensions, not other planets. It surely made a lot of sense at 5:00 AM to couple of curious teenagers. No, my friends, we weren?t drinking. We weren?t old enough to drink, and I never really concerned myself about liquid intoxicants.

However, that was only the beginning of my realization that the UFO mystery was a whole lot more complicated than I might have ever imagined. Spaceships, interdimensional visitors, cryptoterrestrials. The mind boggles, and I actually gave up on the whole mess on a few occasions.

The problems you see in the UFO field today make it pretty clear why it?s so easy to become frustrated with the subject. Infighting is just a small part of this confusing picture, but it?s not just a case of ?can?t we all get along?? You see, some of the people who have gained prominence among Ufologists are in it for reasons other than pure research. Instead, they are seeking their 15 minutes of fame, and some are struggling to increase the timespan to 30 minutes or longer.

In the real world, of course, it?s near impossible to earn a profit from this field, or any paranormal endeavor. Sure, a few manage to stuff their wallets with lots of cash from best-selling books, or perhaps even hosting talk shows on the subject. I can?t personally vouch for such things, since I have yet to see a profit from my exposure to the field. Quite the contrary, I have seen my savings dwindle, but I?m still here.

I suppose it?s easy to suggest that we should give it all up and get on with our lives. That is, until those strange objects return and intrigue us all over again. So, despite the conventional wisdom that it?s all a waste of time, I?m still here hoping against hope that some real answers about the whole thing will come forth in my lifetime.

Gene Steinberg
Co-Host, "The Paracast"

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hi Gene,

I like the newsletters and had some suggestions. Since people that sign up should already be familiar with the paracast and what the show is about, I would suggest getting rid of the <style>v\:* { BEHAVIOR: url(#default#VML) } o\:* { BEHAVIOR: url(#default#VML) } w\:* { BEHAVIOR: url(#default#VML) } .shape { BEHAVIOR: url(#default#VML) } </style><style>@font-face { font-family: Calibri; } @font-face { font-family: Tahoma; } @page Section1 {size: 8.5in 11.0in; margin: 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; } P.MsoNormal { MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; FONT-SIZE: 12pt } LI.MsoNormal { MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; FONT-SIZE: 12pt } DIV.MsoNormal { MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; FONT-SIZE: 12pt } A:link { COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; mso-style-priority: 99 } SPAN.MsoHyperlink { COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; mso-style-priority: 99 } A:visited { COLOR: purple; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; mso-style-priority: 99 } SPAN.MsoHyperlinkFollowed { COLOR: purple; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; mso-style-priority: 99 } P { FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman","serif"; MARGIN-LEFT: 0in; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0in; mso-style-priority: 99; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto } SPAN.EmailStyle18 { FONT-FAMILY: "Calibri","sans-serif"; COLOR: #1f497d; mso-style-type: personal } SPAN.EmailStyle19 { FONT-FAMILY: "Calibri","sans-serif"; COLOR: #1f497d; mso-style-type: personal-reply } .MsoChpDefault { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-style-type: export-only } DIV.Section1 { page: Section1 }</style>"Flash Notice" and "The Set Up" and I would bump up your personal editorial close to the top and maybe put the in-house ads (donations/tshirts etc...) in between the content sections - (your editorial/this weeks episode/next weeks episode). When I get e-newseltters in my inbox that have the juicy content at the bottom I often won't bother scrolling down and will just delete it. Anywho, just some suggestions, you guys are doing a great job!

Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
The newsletter got its start as simply a notice about future episodes, and, frankly, it's a way for listeners to be reminded of them without having to visit the forums or the site.

The commentary is a value added extra that just seem to happen. :)