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August 13, 2023 — Dennis Stamey with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz introduce Fortean researcher Dennis Stamey, someone Gene first met 50 years ago. Dennis became interested in UFOs in 1966 during the worldwide flap of the late 1960s, immersing himself in magazine articles written by John A. Keel. As well he studied the works of Charles Fort, and Gray Barker. Eventually he started churning out a cheap mimeographed newsletter entitled Spacecraft Review and also contributed articles to Gene Steinberg’s Caveat Emptor. He also took up a correspondence with Richard Shaver, who often called him an “idiot.” By the 1970s, life called and Dennis set his interests in UFOs and the paranormal aside. However, starting in the early 1980s, he began looking up Fortean articles in the N.Y. Times from 1870-1890, growing intrigued with phantom snipers and slashers.  His first fact book, “Mysterious Snipers, Slashers, and Animal Rippers: A History of Paranormal Assailants,” was co-authored with his children, Jillian and Jesse Stamey.

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