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Your Paracast Newsletter -- October 24, 2009

Gene Steinberg

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Your Paracast Newsletter -- October 24, 2009

THE PARACAST NEWSLETTER
October 24, 2009


Top Brazilian UFO Investigator Discusses New Government Documents 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 surely 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, October 25, 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: The government of Brazil has released a wealth of UFO documents. A. J. Gevaerd, Editor, Brazilian UFO Magazine, returns to The Paracast to sort things out.

The Brazilian UFO Magazine's Site: PORTAL UFO__Revista Brasileira de Ufologia

Coming November 1: 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.</p>Dr. Stephen Rorke's Site: Spiricom or Spiriconspiracy

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> Passings

2009 has been a perfectly awful year for the UFO field. First legendary author John Keel died, followed a few weeks later by historian RIchard Hall. In both cases, however, these deaths involved elderly men who had been quite ill for several years.

In the case of 34-year-old Mac Tonnies, the news was shocking for many reasons. First and foremost, nobody at such a tender age should confront serious illness let alone death. Second, it seemed that his best years were ahead of him, as his reputation for original thinking had only just begun to spread throughout the field.

The sad details are simple. Mac was found dead in his apartment, having apparently succumbed to natural causes. I do not know his health history, nor whether he had confronted a serious illness or other problems. The means of his departure are far less relevant than what he did while he was here.

Mac first came to my attention in 2006, when documentary producer Paul Kimball, one of his close friends, suggested him as a possible guest on The Paracast. At the time, David and I knew Mac only as the author of a well-received book on Martian mysteries and some science fiction.

The young man we came to know in the ensuing years was brilliant, talented, funny and sweet at the same time. This gentle soul somehow managed to expand our thinking in totally original ways during his few appearances on the show. More recently, he had been writing a book about what he referred to as ?Cryptoterrestrials,? a race of beings that may coexist with mankind and is perhaps responsible for the appearance of UFOs.

Now Mac Tonnies, unlike many people who come to explore the paranormal, was never an ideologue. This theory was merely one of many he explored and considered in an effort to find out what was really going on all around us. One thing is certain, and that is we should not accept the prevailing point of view, such as the possible presence of ET, as gospel, without absolute evidence. There is far more data to discover and investigate before anyone can come to a certain solution about what it all means.

As to that book, well I understand it was in its final editing stage upon Mac?s passing. I only hope that his dear friends, perhaps Greg Bishop, Paul Kimball and Nick Redfern, make sure his work finally reaches the wide audience it deserves.

Well it is true that Mac Tonnies has competed his all-too-brief existence in our world, as long as we continue to be inspired by our memories of him and his cutting-edge writings, he will never be forgotten.

Meantime we have called upon some of Mac's closest friends for a special episode of The Paracast. We'll let you know soon when it'll be broadcast.

Peace,
Gene Steinberg
Co-Host, "The Paracast"

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