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Your Paracast Newsletter — October 6, 2019

Gene Steinberg

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October 6, 2019

UFO Abductee Calvin Parker Presents New Evidence for His Experience on The Paracast

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This Week's Episode: Gene and Randall present a return visit by UFO abductee Calvin Parker, one of the two men who claim to have been abducted by a UFO in Pascagoula, Mississippi on the evening of October 11, 1973. Parker and a friend, Charles Hickson, claimed that they were “conscious but paralyzed” while three “creatures” took them aboard an oval-shaped craft and subjected them to an examination before releasing them. Parker has written two books about the encounter, the first “Pascagoula — The Closest Encounter: My Story," and the second, "Pascagoula – The Story Continues: New Evidence & New Witnesses." Both are published by Philip Mantle. The second book also includes transcripts of hypnotic regressions of Parker that were conducted by Budd Hopkins and Kathleen Marden.

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After The Paracast -- Available exclusively for Paracast+ subscribers on October 6: Gene and Randall present two guests: First, Special Correspondent William Puckettcovers four recent UFO sightings, which include a report from Mt. Zion National Park in Utah, on September 7, 2019, involving a huge flat and oval blue light, a report from St. Charles, Missouri on July 4, 2019, where a red-orange spherical object darts off, three star-like objects traveling in formation seen in Dunnegan, Missouri on October 2, 2019, and a report about a UFO that started files in Southern Chili during the week of September 22, 2019 in Southern Chile. UK researcher and publisher Philip Mantle explains how he managed to convince UFO abductee Calvin Parker to write two books for his company. He also discusses the use of hypnotic regression to help Parker recover additional memories, and briefly summarizes some of his other UFO books.

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Experiencing the Abduction You Want — or Not
By Gene Steinberg

I do not pretend to be able to read minds, and I won’t attempt to fully understand the people who claim to have had some sort of interaction with “higher beings” and/or extraterrestrials. I’ll assume, for the sake of argument, that something weird happened to most of them.

The exceptions, examples of what appear to be phony claims, appear to involve those early flying saucer contactees who almost always seemed to meet up with extremely good-looking blond-haired men and women in out-of-the-way places. Their customary admonition to primitive Earthlings was to adopt — as Ringo Starr says — peace and love.

Worthy, true, but it never seems as if ET, advanced as it is supposed to be, could ever enforce such a directive. With so much conflict around us, saying ET is feckless is an understatement.

In any case, let’s look at the contacts that are regarded as authentic in some fashion: UFO abductions. In most of these encounters, Earthlings are taken, against their wills for the most part, aboard a flying saucer and often subjected to sometimes painful medical tests.

While such behavior would or should be frightening, not to mention invasive, it appears that some abductees might actually welcome being kidnapped and brought aboard an alien spacecraft. Maybe it’s just a case of “Stockholm Syndrome,” or maybe ET has brainwashed these people to accept their predicament as a positive experience.

A common element: The experiencers, at least the ones I’ve heard about, appear to believe their captors. And why not? Consider that they are advanced enough fly from there, whatever “there” is, to here. Doesn’t that prove the they are honest and peace-loving?

Of course, as we’ve seen with humans, just because we have more fancy toys to play around as technology advances — including the weapons of war — it’s not as if we behave any better. A more advanced bag of tricks hasn’t done a thing to alter our basic tendencies.

If anything, it’s only made us worse, since far more people can be injured or killed in a war these days. But that doesn’t mean military hardware is necessarily reliable. Things break.

And why would it be different for ET, if that’s who is visiting us?

Indeed, those who believe that spaceships crash on Earth from time to time must believe that even the highly advanced contraptions that can take ET across the stars aren’t always reliable.

Maybe, as with our military hardware, they are assembled by the lowest bidder, or the one that provides additional incentives to the decision makers.

Regardless, it shouldn’t take the concepts presented in “Star Trek” or “Star Wars” to make it crystal clear that humans are very likely not the only warlike creatures in the universe, nor does it make extraterrestrials necessarily more honest.

Unfortunately, experiencers are apt to believe the beings they encounter. The messages are usually pure and seemingly selfless.

Or maybe ET sees that humans are taking baby steps towards travel to the stars. Some day, if we survive, we will very likely be able to visit a planet revolving around a distant star without spending many lifetimes traveling from here to there.

That means that we represent a potential threat to other intelligent civilizations out there. So admonishing us to stop and smell the roses isn’t a bad thing to do.

But why should their intent towards us be friendly, helpful? If they are so powerful, why not do something to enforce their requests? They don’t have to ask nicely.

I think of the classic sci-fi movie, “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (the original 1951 version), where what appeared to be a man wearing a silverly uniform pays us a visit in a flying saucer. That being, named Klaatu, is accompanied by his “protector,” the seemingly indestructible robot named Gort.

That film is in many ways the progenitor of the contactee movement of the 1950s. In their tales, the humanoids who dropped by here from out there, who delivered their messages of peace and brotherhood, bore an uncanny resemblance to Klaatu.

Indeed, some of contactee Howard Menger’s paintings of the flying saucers that allegedly visited him bore a striking resemblance to the lighted craft seen at the end of that film.

Forgotten is the second — and most frightening part — of Klaatu’s message. If Earthlings don’t straighten up and fly right, Klaatu and his overlords will be forced to destroy humankind in the interests of galactic peace.

That is the sort of warning that apparently is not delivered to experiencers, or maybe they aren’t talking about it.

There is also that theory that ET is abducting humans to create a hybrid race that will quietly infiltrate our centers of power. Someday, there will be a silent takeover of our planet, all without firing a single shot.

Again, there is no reason to believe that our visitors, if they are from other worlds, are honest or even peaceful. How can we judge alien logic or motives?

And why must our visitors come from outer space? Perhaps we are being visited by advanced humans from the far future, here to prevent us from destroying ourselves — or them!

Yes, there is that paradox sometimes dealt with in time travel stories. The tiniest change in the past may have dire consequences in the future. A thought-provoking film from 1994, “Timecop,” depicts an agency of enforcers who travel to the past to prevent criminals from altering the timeline.

The superhero TV show, “Legends of Tomorrow,” a fun-filled romp, is based, in part, on a similar premise.

And don’t forget those scenes near the end of “Superman,” from 1978, where the man of steel reverses time to save the woman of his dreams, Lois Lane.

Ah time travel. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to go back to your past to undo some of your mistakes? Of course, such moves could present all sorts of unsavory consequences. Or maybe, whatever happens, it all plays out as fate intended. Or creates an alternate timeline, or reality, as a consequence.

And around and around it goes.

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