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 Dec 10, 2018


Going beyond the basics… Interviews and discussions with UFO researchers, authors, witnesses, scientists, and others to talk in-depth about issues related to this very real phenomenon. We bring together some of the best minds from multiple disciplines so that we can put our heads together to try to gain insight into this enigmatic issue. Music Thanks to: Caleb Hanks

Episode Date
Karen Brard, Alien and UFO Gifts
The holidays are upon us and Karen Brard, the owner of the International UFO Congress, has filled the official International UFO Congress store full of super cool UFO and Alien merchandise that is perfect for holiday gift giving -- even if you are giving the gift to yourself. Karen and Open Minds UFO radio host have been traveling around the country promoting the International UFO Congress and selling merchandise and Karen has been learning what people want and offering it at a great price. In this episode, Karen shares some info and advise about the cool merchandise she is offering. Karen and Alejandro also share some observations and stories regarding some of the events they have attended. For more information about the International UFO Congress visit: To visit the store, go to: For more UFO news visit: Support me on Patreon:
Dec 12, 2018
Jeremy Corbell - The Genesis of "Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers"
Jeremy Corbell is an investigative filmmaker and runs the website Many of his projects, including his most recent, focus on the paranormal and UFOs. In September, Corbell released his film Hunt for the Skinwalker based off of the 2005 book of the same the same name. Much of this film included archival footage and reports from Las Vegas reporter George Knapp, who along with scientist Colm Kelleher, author the Skinwalker book. However, the subject of this episode is Corbell’s latest project based on Bob Lazar, the alleged whistleblower whose claims made Area 51 famous. The film is titled Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers. The film is set to premiere on December 3, 2018. Lazar claims that he worked at a secret underground lab called S-4 near Papoose Lake, just south of Area 51. Everyday he would fly into Area 51 and be bused to S-4. At this base, he says he worked back-engineering advanced propulsions systems on a craft he says could only have been made by alien technology. In this episode, Corbell discusses how the film came about and his approach to tackling the controversial subject. Read more about the film and pre-order it at: Read more about Jeremy and his other films at: For more UFO news visit Support me on Patreon:
Nov 27, 2018
Calvin Parker: The Pascagoula UFO Incident
Calvin Parker was 19 years old in 1973 when he and his friend Charles Hickson witnessed a UFO while fishing in Pascagoula Mississippi. They reported seeing strange creatures that took them into the craft and examined them. Terrified, they went to the police. Their story leaked, and the incident made headlines. Hickson, 42 years old at the time, was a family friend who had just gotten Parker a job. However, Parker wanted nothing to do with the publicity they were receiving and left town. He rarely spoke of the incident until now. With the release of his new book telling his side of the story, he is now doing interviews and a few appearances before he goes back to focusing on retirement and fishing. In this interview, we get the opportunity to talk to Parker about what he remembers of the incident. Get Calvin's book, Pascagoula - The Closest Encounter: My Story - UFO Contact at Pascagoula: For more UFO news visit Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon:
Nov 20, 2018
Nick Redfern: UFOs, Government Insiders, and Satanic Influences
Nick Redfern is a journalist, author, and UFO researcher. He is originally from England, but now lives in Texas. The topics in his books range from Men in Black, UFOs, Cryptozoology and other paranormal topics. His latest book, just released this month, is titled Top Secret Alien Abductions. In this episode we discuss his latest book. However, the majority of the show is regarding the topic of his 2010 book, FINAL EVENTS and the Secret Government Group on Demonic UFOs and the Afterlife. In a recent interview on Open Minds UFO Radio, investigative journalist George Knapp discussed the influence religious government insiders had in squashing funding of UFO and paranormal investigations. He referenced Nick’s work investigating religious cabals in the government. Just this week, former head of the recently revealed UFO program Luis Elizondo wrote an article for To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences in which he claimed these same insiders ruined his predecessor’s career. Visit Nick Redfern's website: Get Nick's book Top Secret Alien Abductions: Get Nick's book FINAL EVENTS and the Secret Government Group on Demonic UFOs and the Afterlife: For UFO news and information:
Nov 07, 2018
Chris Cogswell - The Science of Proving an Object is Made by Extraterrestrials
Chris is one of the hosts of the Mad Scientist Podcast. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering focusing on the study of nanomaterials for use as catalysts and adsorbents from Northeastern University. He has a bachelors degree in chemical engineering and philosophy from the University of New Hampshire. The Mad Scientist podcast covers the history and philosophy of science and fringe science claims and examines how societies accept technologies and sciences. In this episode, we discuss the science necessary to prove whether an extraterrestrial civilization made a particular object. We also discuss scenarios related to the discoverers might handle such a discovery, and how mainstream science may react. Visit the Mad Scientist Podcast at Read Chris' article on this topic: The science of proving an object was created by an extraterrestrial civilization For more UFO news visit To support the show visit Alejandro’s Patreon page at
Oct 30, 2018
Nick Pope - Renewed Government Interest in UFOs
Nick Pope investigated UFOs for the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) for several years in the early 1990s. He was skeptical about the phenomenon when he began looking into the matter. However, after having reviewed several credible cases Nick concluded that there was UFOs pose a real mystery, and unidentified vehicles in our airspace could pose a threat to national security. Since he has left the MoD, Nick has authored a book on the UK’s most credible and famous UFO case, Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World's Best-Documented UFO Incident. He is also a journalist and media commentator. In this episode, we discuss the renewed interest the U.S. government appears to be showing in the UFO topic since the revelation that the Pentagon has its own UFO research program, that allegedly continues to this day. We discuss the fact that several individuals have addressed congressional subcommittees recently, and what that means to the future of government involvement in UFO research. Nick gives his unique perspective a being one of the few who has worked on a government-sponsored UFO research program. For more about Nick visit: Watch Nick's new documentary Aliens at the Pentagon on iTunes. His book Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World's Best-Documented UFO Incident can be purchased here: Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon: For more UFO news visit
Oct 24, 2018
Micah Hanks - UFOs and the Future
Micah Hanks is a writer, podcaster, and researcher whose interests cover a variety of subjects. His areas of focus include history, science, philosophy, current events, cultural studies, technology, unexplained phenomena, and ways the future of humankind may be influenced by science and innovation in the coming decades. In 2012, his book The UFO Singularity explored themes that incorporated futurism and technology–both speculatively, and at times skeptically–into an analysis of UFO phenomena. Micah hosts The Gralien Report podcast which has seriously covered the UFO phenomenon for many years. In this interview, we discuss the cultural significance of the UFO phenomenon and how it has changed the culture and how it may influence the future. To read more about Micah visit: and: Get his book here: Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon: For more UFO news visit
Oct 16, 2018
David Marler - The Battle of LA UFO Incident
Open Minds UFO Radio: In February 1942 the military opened fire on an object that flew over Los Angeles. The incident is referred to as the Battle of Los Angels and is best-known by the icon image of searchlights converging on an object while explosions from anti-aircraft fire erupt nearby. Researcher David Marler has researched this case, and when he puts together all of the facts, media stories from the time and government documents on the incident, it is more mysterious than ever. In this episode of David shares with us what he found and why this case remains unsolved. David is a UFO researcher and author. He’s had a lifelong interest in the subject of UFOs and joined the Mutual UFO Network  (MUFON) as a field investigator trainee in 1990. Since then he held several positions within MUFON before becoming an independent researcher. Since then he has written a highly regarded book on triangle shaped UFOs, Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation, and has been featured on several television programs. David has one of the most extensive personal libraries of UFO books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and case files from around the world that covers the last 65 years. Visit David's website: Watch David present his research on the Battle of LA incident at the International UFO Congress. For more UFO news visit: Visit my on Patreon: Get David's book, Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation:
Oct 09, 2018
Latest UFO News! - October 2, 2018
Hosts Alejandro Rojas and Martin Willis discuss the latest UFO news including the scientific analysis of materials allegedly from a UFO. The materials are in the hands of the To the Stars Academy, who has created a program called the ADAM Project to scientifically analyze materials believed to have come from anomalous sources, especially UFOs. Recently, they released an article regarding material that they say has been debated for decades. Although they do not say for sure, it appears this material was sent anonymously to Art Bell in the 90s and is referred to as "Art's Parts." Alejandro and Martin also discuss their interviews with witnesses to a very credible alleged alien encounter in South Africa, and the latest UFO news. For more UFO news visit Listen to Martin on Podcast UFO at Alejandro’s Den of Geek articles: Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon:
Oct 02, 2018
Chase Kloetzke - Mutual UFO Network Director of Investigations
Chase Kloetzke is the Director of Investigations for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), the largest civilian UFO investigation organization. Chase is in charge of trained field investigators throughout the United States and a several other countries. As of June 30, 2018, MUFON has already received over 3600 reports. Chase was a Master Trainer/Master Instructor with the Department of Defense, has a Bio-mechanical Engineering accreditation, has received certification as a Private investigator, certified in international forensic and evidence collection and holds a Certified Professional Evidence Specialist (CPES) certification with the International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc. She uses her skills to ensure MUFON investigations adhere to professional law enforcement and scientific standards. In this interview we discuss Chase’s approach to UFO investigations, recently becoming a certified lobbyist, and a unique opportunity she will soon have briefing lawmakers on the serious study of UFOs using recent findings. Find out more about Chase at And Bohic Ruz Explorer Society Support me on Patreon:
Sep 25, 2018
George Knapp - The Government's UFO and Paranormal Study
George Knapp is an award-winning investigative journalist and is currently Las Vegas Now's I-Team Chief Reporter. His reporting has made the mysterious Area 51 famous and has uncovered the most extensive scientific study of a paranormal hotspot. He also is an occasional host of Coast to Coast AM. As a UFO show, those are the accolades that likely interest the audience most. However, beyond the paranormal Knapp’s reporting has resulted in two dozen regional Emmys, five regional and two national Edward R. Murrow awards, nine Associated Press Mark Twain Awards for best news writing and a couple of Peabody Awards, among others. In 1990, he won a United Press International award for his UFO reporting. Little did they know just how influential this work would become. 1989 was the year George began reporting on the alleged back-engineering of alien spacecraft at Area 51 by Bob Lazar. This series made the Area 51 base famous worldwide while remaining the most secretive at the same time. In this interview, we discuss more recent revelations by George and the Las Vegas Now I-Team. In 2005, George co-authored the book Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah. His co-author was Colm Kelleher, the lead scientists in the investigation discussed in the book. Before writing the book, George had hoped to create a documentary, but those plans were halted, until now. A new documentary co-produced with Jeremy Corbell includes footage George held on to for years. In addition to the original footage, George’s reporting has revealed the Pentagon partially funded this scientific investigation. This interview includes never-before-shared details about the nature of the government program and the research behind the Hunt for the Skinwalker. Get the book: Watch the documentary:
Sep 18, 2018
Chris O'Brien - Launch of UFO Detection Project
From 1992 to 2002 Christopher O’Brien investigated over one thousand paranormal events reported in the San Luis Valley—located in south-central Colorado/north-central New Mexico. Working with law enforcement officials, ex-military, ranchers and an extensive network of skywatchers, he documented what may have been the most intense wave of unexplained activity ever seen in a single region of North America. His ten-year investigation resulted in the three books of his “mysterious valley” trilogy: The Mysterious Valley, Enter the Valley, and Secrets of the Mysterious Valley. His latest book: Stalking the Herd, is being called the most important book ever written examining our relationship with cattle and how this has manifested into the modern “cattle mutilation” mystery. Chris is currently working on launching the UFO Data Acquisition Project (UFODAP). This project uses self contained units that include cameras and other sensors to capture data on UFO events. He has already built working units ready to be deployed and is working on partnerships to build and deploy more units. Of the many similar projects underway, Chris’ is the first to begin deployment. In this interview, we talk to Chris about his project, the future of the project and how those interested in helping can pitch in. More about Chris: Donate to UFO DAP: Get Chris' book Stalking the Herd: More UFO news: Support me on Patreon:
Sep 11, 2018
David Marler - Investigating Historical UFO Cases
David is a UFO researcher and author. He’s had a lifelong interest in the subject of UFOs and joined the Mutual UFO Network  (MUFON) as a field investigator trainee in 1990. Since then he held several positions within MUFON before becoming an independent researcher. Since then he has written a highly regarded book on triangle shaped UFOs, Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation, and has been featured on several television programs. David has one of the most extensive personal libraries of UFO books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and case files from around the world that covers the last 65 years. David continues to research the UFO phenomenon and has made substantial progress on unveiling new information on historical cases such as the “Battle of Los Angeles” UFO incident in 1942 and the Farmington, New Mexico mass UFO sighting in 1950. In this episode, we discuss why old cases remain significant in UFO research and why credibility is so important to the integrity of UFO investigations. For more information about David visit: His book, Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation, can be found here: Support Alejandro on Patreon: For more UFO news visit on Facebook Open Minds UFO News Group on Twitter  
Sep 04, 2018
Ryan Sprague - State of Ufology
Ryan is the author of Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomenon and is also a contributing writer to the anthology, UFOs: Reframing the Debate. He is the creator and host of the Somewhere in the Skies Podcast on the Entertainment One Podcast Network and is a frequent contributor to the Rogue Planet news site. Speaking on the UFO topic, he has been featured on ABC News, Fox News, The Science Channel, and is a regular on The Travel Channel's hit television series, Mysteries at the Museum. In this episode, Ryan and Alejandro discuss their recent visit to Pasadena for the AlienCon, and other recent events in UFO research. The landscape has changed greatly since the New York Times came out with their article regarding the secret Pentagon UFO study. UFOs are taken more seriously. However, not everyone in the UFO Community is excited about it. Why not? Ryan lends his insight into why this may be and his thoughts regarding other recent UFO news, including a picture he took of Giorgio Tsoukalos and David Duchovny that is going viral! For more information about Ryan visit: Or visit him on Patreon at: Purchse Ryan's book Somewhere in the Skies here: Get UFO: Reframing the Debate here: Get the latest UFO headlines at Visit Alejandro on Patreon at
Aug 28, 2018
Chris Cogswell - Examining Physical Evidence of UFOs
Chris is one of the hosts of the Mad Scientist Podcast. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering focusing on the study of nanomaterials for use as catalysts and adsorbents from Northeastern University. He has a bachelors degree in chemical engineering and philosophy from the University of New Hampshire. The Mad Scientist podcast covers the history and philosophy of science and fringe science claims, and examines how technologies and sciences are accepted by societies. In this episode, Chris and Alejandro discuss the ADAM Project. A new program created by the To the Stars Academy in cooperation with EarthTech International, Inc., an Austin based research think tank, to examine materials from anomalous phenomena. There is a high bar to meet in order to prove material allegedly retrieved from UFOs is anomalous. Chris walks us through what sort of analysis will be necessary. Visit the Mad Scientist Podcast at For more UFO news visit To support the show visit Alejandro’s Patreon page at
Aug 22, 2018
Mark O’Connell - Dr. J. Allen Hynek and History’s Project Blue Book
Mark O’Connell is the author of The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs, a biography of astronomer Dr. J. Allen Hynek. Hynek was a consultant to the U.S. Air Force’s official UFO investigations in the late 40s to the late 60s. A skeptic at first, Hynek went on to become a proponent of serious research into the UFO phenomenon. Mark is also a screenwriter, teacher, and blogger. He wrote episodes for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and has developed feature film projects with major studios, including Walt Disney and DreamWorks Animation. He is also the founder of the UFO blog High Strangeness. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife, Monica, and teaches screenwriting at DePaul University in Chicago. In this episode of Open Minds UFO Radio, we talk to Mark about the upcoming History Channel series Project Blue Book. The series uses Hynek as a main character. Although it is fictionalized, this X-Filesesque program will be structured around real UFO investigations conducted by the U.S. Air Force. For more about Mark visit his blog at His book can be purchased on
Aug 15, 2018
Lee Speigel - UFO Update
Lee Speigel is a journalist who has also spent decades researching and writing about UFOs. In the 70s, he organized a presentation of credible UFO information to the United Nations as part of Granada’s attempt to have the U.N participate in UFO investigations. Currently, he is working with James Fox on Fax’ latest UFO documentary. Fox is often credited with producing the best UFO documentaries, especially from a credibility standpoint.  In this episode, we talk to Lee about the exciting project he is currently working on. We also discuss a new television series called Project Blue Book on the History Channel. The lead character will portray Dr. J/ Allen Hynek, who Lee worked with many years ago, including on the U.N. presentations. We also discuss other UFO news. For more about Lee, visit:
Jul 31, 2018
Roswell 2018: The End of an Era
This year’s annual Roswell UFO festival was another success. The festival began with the 50th anniversary and continues to this day. The UFO Museum has broken attendance records for the last few years, so festival attendance is going strong. However, there was a unique aspect to this year’s festival that will make future events feel a bit like they are missing something. What they will be missing is Stanton Friedman, the man who put Roswell on the map, and made the alleged crash of a UFO in 1947 the most well-known UFO story in the world. Stanton Friedman is retiring this year, and although he will be attending a few more events, this will be his last yearly trek to the UFO festival. In this episode of Open Minds UFO Radio, we talk to several of the attendees and speakers at this years event, and we end the episode with a talk with Stanton about his retirement. Some of the other interviews include Jason McClellan, Shane Hurd, Karen Brard, Travis Walton, Thom Reed, and Jim Hill. Jim is the director of the Roswell UFO Museum. For more information about the Roswell UFO Museum, visit: For more information about Stanton, visit:
Jul 10, 2018
James Abbott, The Outsider’s Guide to UFOs: Mystery and Science
James Abbott is the author of the Outsider's Guide to UFOs. Following a short scholarship to Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, James completed a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Economics at the University of York and later researched a Master’s thesis at the University of Cambridge on global trade in the aerospace industry. His career has encompassed time in the aerospace sector, in marketing, in education, and in commercial research. He’s written and contributed to around a dozen academic books, and countless lengthy reports. His greatest professional love is research; having the view that there aren’t that many jobs in which you get paid for having fun, but that’s what research is like. So why UFOs of all things? The answer is a long one, but it boils down to this: Like almost everyone else, James gets hooked by a good mystery, and UFOs are perhaps the greatest mystery of all; one which is in desperate need of being properly investigated. He lives with his wife in Yorkshire, England, where rabbits are the only alien menace. Or so he believes! UFOs may or may not be of this Earth and time, but the huge job of trying to nail them down is incredibly fascinating. For more about James, visit his website:
Jun 26, 2018
John Alexander - The U.S. Military, UFOs, and Secrets
Dr. John Alexander is a retired senior Army officer with decades of experience with a wide range of phenomena. Traveling to all eight continents, he has encountered events that defy conventional explanation. A psychic adventurer, he practiced psychokinetic metal bending, fire walking, and caused a white crow to fly for the National Academy of Sciences. A founding board member of IRVA, he is a past-president of IANDS and former SSE councilor. Straddling two worlds, he is also retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory, and served on studies with the National Research Council, the Army Science Board, the Council on Foreign Relations, NATO, and was a senior fellow of a DoD university. Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross headed his doctoral committee. John was also a member of the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS), an organization founded by Robert Bigelow. Bigelow then went on the create Bigelow Aerospace and Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS). The later was the department within Bigelow Aerospace that handles investigations into paranormal phenomena. It has been recently revealed that for several years these investigations were receiving funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). As a former member of Army Intelligence and investigator for Bigelow's NIDS organization, John has a unique insight into the recent news regarding BAASS' association with the DoD. For information on the upcoming conference for the Society of Scientific Exploration, visit: For more information about John Alexander, visit:  
Jun 06, 2018
Jeremy Corbell, Upcoming Documentary on The Skinwalker Ranch
Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell is a documentary filmmaker and contemporary artist. He launched his series Extraordinary Beliefs in 2015 and since then has created several compelling documentaries on various paranormal phenomena, mostly centered around UFO and alien abduction themes. Jeremy has been able to gain access to witnesses few others have had the opportunity to interview. In this interview, we discuss another exciting project. What has been dubbed the “Skinwalker Ranch” in the Uintah Basin of Utah, is a location where many types of paranormal phenomena have been reported for decades. The site gained worldwide notoriety with the 2005 book Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah co-authored by investigative journalist George Knapp and scientist Colm Kelleher. Since then very few have gained access to the ranch. Jeremy has been able to work with George Knapp to create a documentary with footage that has never been seen by the public of an investigation by Bigelow Aerospace’s Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) division. For more about Jeremy and his projects, visit
May 15, 2018
UFO Updates - Bigelow, New UK UFO Files and Scott Kelly
Martin and Alejandro discuss new UFO news: Bigelow, New UK UFO Files and Scott Kelly
May 08, 2018
Bryce Zabel - A Post-UFO Disclosure World
Bryce Zabel has a long list of achievements in the feature film and television industry. Much of this includes UFO and alien related projects. This includes writing and producing the NBC series Dark Skies and the Syfy movie Official Denial. He also was on the writing staff of Steven Spielberg’s Taken and ABC’s Lois and Clark (don’t forget, Superman is an alien). More recently, he co-wrote the book A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact with Richard Dolan. He is currently working on two UFO related movies. One is about the Betty and Barney Hill abductions and the other is a movie about the work of Roswell researchers Stanton Friedman and Don Schmitt. Bryce also co-wrote a book titled A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact. It is a fictional book that tries to imagine what would happen if the government announced that we are being visited by aliens. In this interview, we discuss with Bryce if we are living in a bit of a post-disclosure environment now, since the revelation that the government has been investigating UFOs. We also discuss Art Bell who recently passed away. Bryce knew Art and even cast him in an episode of his TV series Dark Skies. Read more bout Bryce at his website Get the book here at Amazon.
Apr 24, 2018
Michael Schratt - Are Black Triangle UFOs Secret Military Projects?
Michael Schratt is a military aerospace historian. He has lectured across the country on the subject of "Mystery Aircraft" and classified propulsion systems buried deep within the military-industrial complex. His speaking engagements include the “OSHKOSH” AirVenture 2006/2007 event, (the world’s largest air show). Michael has developed many contacts with first-hand experience dealing with classified “black programs,” including former USAF pilots, retired Naval personnel and aerospace engineers who have maintained a TOP SECRET Q “MAJIC” clearance. He has written for Open Minds Magazine and and currently works as an aerospace draftsman/researcher in Arizona. In this episode, we discuss black triangle UFO sightings and the possibility that some of them are advanced aircraft developed in classified projects, including the famous Phoenix Lights sighting in Arizona in 1997. For more about Michael, visit him on Facebook.
Apr 17, 2018
Chris Cogswell - Mutual UFO Network Director of Research
Chris is the Mutual UFO Network’s (MUFON) new Director of Research. Chris received his PhD in Chemical Engineering focusing on the study of nanomaterials for use as catalysts and adsorbents from Northeastern University. He has a bachelors degree in  chemical engineering and philosophy from the University of New Hampshire. He hosts a podcast on the history and philosophy of science and fringe science claims, and is interested in how technologies and sciences are accepted by societies.  In this episode, Chris tells us how he plans to go about using MUFON’s game when it comes to UFO research. We also talk about the science behind researching the mysterious metamaterials that may have been obtained during the Pentagon’s UFO investigations. For more about Chris visit his MUFON page, or his podcast.
Apr 10, 2018
Tyler Rogoway - Recent Pilot UFO Encounters
Tyler is a defense journalist and editor of Time Inc.’s The Drive’sThe War Zone page. Tyler broke the story of the recent UFO sighting over Arizona and New Mexico by pilots that is making international headlines. His digging was able to produce FAA audio of the incident. Perhaps even more exciting is the work he has done on a better documented UFO case seen by many pilots and captured on radar over California and Oregon. The military scrambled fighter jets in this case. In this episode, we discuss Tyler’s interest in the UFO Phenomenon, mainstream attitude towards the topic, and the details of the incredible cases Tyler has brought to light recently. For more about the Arizona/New Mexico event click here. For more about the California/Oregon event click here. To read Tyler’s articles, visit:
Apr 03, 2018
UFO Roundtable - Ben Hansen, Marc D’Antonio and Karen Brard
In this episode, we held a UFO roundtable at Treefort’s Hackfort in Boise, Idaho. Treefort is a massive music festival held in downtown Boise. Alejandro was invited to participate on a media panel, and also moderated a panel on UFO tech with Ben Hansen, UFO researcher and former host of Syfy’s Fact or Faked: The Paranormal Files, and Marc D’Antonio, the Mutual UFO Network’s photo and video analyst. Marc appears on several TV shows, such as NASA’s Unexplained Files, and most recently, an upcoming episode of the reboot of In Search Of. Karen Brard, the owner of the International UFO Congress, was also present to lend her insight. We discuss UFOs and the youth, the success of our Hackfort UFO panel and recent UFO news. For more information about the International UFO Congress, visit: For more information about Marc D'Antonio, visit: Fore more information about Ben Hansen, visit:
Mar 27, 2018
Stanton Friedman - UFO Research Pioneer
After more than 50 years of researching and publicly speaking about UFOs, former nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman is doing his victory lap. After a historic career conducting over 700 lectures, writing six books, and countless media interviews, Stanton is retiring from Ufology. To honor Stanton’s work and learn from his unique experience, Open minds UFO Radio will conduct several interviews with him over the next few months. In this interview, we talk about how Stanton got started becoming the face of ufology. For more about Stanton, visit:
Mar 20, 2018
Luis Elizondo, Exclusive interview for the 2018 UFO Congress
This is an exclusive interview of Luis Elizondo, the former head of a secret Pentagon project to investigate UFOs. The project was called the Advanced Aerial Threat Identification Program (AATIP). An article on Dec. 16, 2017 in the New York Times revealing the program made worldwide headlines. Thus far, short media interviews are all Elizondo has participated in. In this exclusive interview, Elizondo answers questions from UFO Congress social media followers and friends. See the entire 2018 International UFO Congress presentation, including a review of how this revelation came about, and insight from Nick Pope, who ran a similar UFO program for the UK's Ministry of Defense, at the UFO Congress Video-on-Demand page. IUFOC Video-on-Demand:
Feb 28, 2018
Bryce Zabel, Hollywood and UFOs
Bryce Zabel has a long list of achievements in the feature film and television industry. Much of this includes UFO and alien related projects. This includes writing and producing the NBC series Dark Skies and the Syfy movie Official Denial. He also was on the writing staff of Steven Spielberg’s Taken and ABC’s Lois and Clark. More recently, he co-wrote the book A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact with Richard Dolan. He is currently working on two UFO related movies. One is about the Betty and Barney Hill abductions and the other is a movie about the work of Roswell researchers Stanton Friedman and Don Schmitt. In this interview, we discuss Bryce’s current project, some interest from a famous Hollywood actor/comedian and what it is like making UFO/Alien related entertainment projects. We also discuss Bryce’s upcoming talk at the 2018 International UFO Congress. For more about Byce, visit his websites: – – – For more about the UFO Congress, visit:
Feb 06, 2018
Karen Brard, 2018 International UFO Congress
It is almost time for the 2018 International UFO Congress! Meet the new owner of the UFO Congress, Karen Brard, and hear about the exciting lineup! In this episode, we get to know Karen and we discuss the speakers for the 2018 IUFOC, why they are great, and some of the interesting back stories you have never heard. For more information about the UFO Congress, visit: To leanr more about Karen's real estate business, visit:
Jan 24, 2018
Leslie Kean, UFOs and The New York Times
Leslie Kean is an investigative journalist who has been published internationally and nationally in the Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Providence Journal, The Nation, International Herald Tribune, Globe and Mail, and Journal of Scientific Exploration, among other publications. She is the author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record, a New York Times best seller, and numerous articles on the subject of UFOs. She is coauthor of Burma’s Revolution of the Spirit and cofounder of the Coalition for Freedom of Information. She lives in New York. She is the co-author of the recent article in The New York Times revealing the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. We are lucky enough to be the first among the non-mainstream media to have the opportunity to interview Leslie on how the story came about, and what other pieces of information she may be able to share about the program. For more about Leslie, visit:
Jan 16, 2018
2017 UFO Year in Review
2017 turned out to be a breakthrough year for UFOs, especially in the last month. However, there were other exciting UFO stories throughout the year, and our panel is here to discuss what those were. Host Alejandro Rojas, UFO news guy Martin Willis, and our special guest Lee Speigel, UFO journalist and media guy, share their top UFO stories of 2017.
Jan 09, 2018
Dr. John Alexander & Nick Pope - UFO DoD Project Analysis by Former Gov Insiders
Dr. John Alexander is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army, where he worked in intelligence and had participated in projects where they explored paranormal phenomena. He also formed a group of colleagues in intelligence to look for government UFO secrets. Since leaving the Army, John has worked at Los Alamos and is a defense consultant specializing in non-lethal weapons. Nick Pope worked on the UK government’s UFO project in the Ministry of Defense in the 90s. He has since continued to offer his take on the UFO topic and consults with the UK government on UFOs in regards to media relations. In this interview, we get insight from John and Nick into the recent news broken by The New York Times, with releases by Poltico and The Washington Post within hours, that the Department of Defense has had a secret UFO project since 2007. News outlets around the world are covering the story, and these guys are in high demand, so we are very lucky to have been able to speak with them. Outside of those directly involved, these are two of the most qualified to speak on this matter. For more about John Alexander, visit: For more about Nick Pope, visit: For more about the ongoing story and other UFO news, visit:
Dec 22, 2017
Philip Mantle, UFOs, the DoD and Aliens in Pascagoula
Philip Mantle is an international UFO researcher, author and broadcaster. He also runs the Flying Disk Press, which publishes UFO books. Philip Mantle's interest in UFO research began in l979 when he joined the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA), and Yorkshire UFO Society (YUFOS).  He is also a regular contributor to In this interview, we discuss a recent article on posted by Philip about an alleged UFO sighting at the secretive Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake. We also discuss one of Flying Disk Press’ latest books, which is a republishing of a book regarding was is referred to as the “Pascagoula sightings.” The event took place in Mississippi in October of 1973. While fishing two men witnessed a UFO and strange creatures. They later reported the event to police, who secretly taped them, but what they heard were two frightened individuals, not hoaxers. For more about Philip visit: Read his stories at:
Dec 19, 2017
UFO News with Alejandro and Martin
Alejandro and Martin catch up on some recent UFO news and the spacey stuff Alejandro has been up to.
Dec 12, 2017
Dr. Bob Davis - The Intersection of UFOs, Alien Abduction and Life After Death
Dr. Robert Davis, an internationally recognized scientist, graduated with a PhD in sensory neurosciences from Ohio State University and served as a professor for over thirty years. He has published over forty articles in scholarly journals and lectured at national and international conferences. His research into the UFO phenomenon convinced him that the phenomenon remains unresolved, is a source of considerable debate among millions worldwide, and is a very important concern unfortunately ignored by mainstream science.  Dr. Davis serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Research Team of the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters (FREE).  The FREE was established to provide a scientific exploration of the relationship between advanced physics and the UFO phenomenon. Dr. Davis has written a book on the UFO phenomenon, entitled The UFO Phenomenon: Should I Believe?. His latest book: Life after Death: An Analysis of the Evidence, by Schiffer Publishing was recently released. In this episode we discuss FREE's latest findings and the connection between abduction research, life after death and all of the phenomena in-between. For more information about Dr. Bob Davis, visit: His books can be found at For more information about FREE, visit:
Nov 21, 2017
John Alexander, UFOs & Other Phenomena Challenging Conventional Wisdom
Dr. John Alexander is a retired senior Army officer with decades of experience with a wide range of phenomena. Traveling to all eight continents, he has encountered events that defy common explanation. A psychic adventurer, he practiced psychokinetic metal bending, fire walking, and caused a white crow to fly for the National Academy of Sciences. A founding board member of IRVA, he is a past-president of IANDS, and former SSE councilor. Straddling two worlds, he is also retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory, and served on studies with the National Research Council, the Army Science Board, the Council on Foreign Relations, NATO, and was a senior fellow of a DoD university. Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross headed his doctoral committee. In UFO circles he is known for investigating and writing about the phenomenon. During the 1980s, John organized an interagency group to explore the evidence, with participants from the military, CIA, and aerospace industry examining classic cases, including Roswell; the Gulf Breeze, Fla., photos; and unexplained incidents occurring within the U.S. strategic defense systems (such as sightings by NORAD installations), and many more. He shares his thoughts and research on UFOs in his book UFOs: Myths, Legends, and Realities. In this interview, we discuss his latest book Reality Denied: Firsthand Experiences with Things that Can't Happen - But Did. John shares personal experiences, including a UFO incident. We discuss other paranormal phenomenon, society’s perspective on these topics and how they interrelate. For more about John Alexander, visit his website at His book can be purchased on  
Nov 07, 2017
Debbie Ziegelmeyer, Missouri UFO Landing and Alien Abduction Cases
Debbie Ziegelmeyer is a successful entrepreneur, diver and paranormal investigator and lecturer in Missouri. Among her paranormal research efforts, she has spent decades looking into the UFO phenomenon. She is the state director for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Missouri Chapter, head of the MUFON Dive Team and a member of the MUFON board of directors. She teaches underwater UFO search and recovery. She appeared as a volunteer archeologist on Sci-Fi’s (now Syfy) “Roswell Crash Startling New Evidence” and NBC’s Sci-Fi Investigates “Roswell Re-visited.” Debbie recently spoke at the Devil’s Tower UFO Rendezvous commemorating the 40th anniversary of the release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. She spoke about some of her best cases in Missouri. Two of those cases included the report of a landed UFO in a forest and a young girl who had a sighting with her mother that turned into memories of dreams of alien abduction. I found the stories intriguing and am happy to welcome back Debbie to discuss them in this episode of Open Minds UFO Radio. For more information about Debbie visit and
Oct 31, 2017
Robert Powell, USS Nimitz UFO Encounter
Powell is retired from a career as a research and development lab and engineering manager. He is a co-author of UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry. For several years he served as the director of research and chair of the scientific board for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). He is now part of the Scientific Coalition for Ufology (SCU), a group of scientists, former military and law enforcement officials and other professionals, many of whom have decades of experience looking into UFOs. The SCU was founded to investigate a UFO case that included a video captured by Homeland Security over Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Now they are expanding to look into other cases. In this episode, we are talking about a case Robert has been researching that was mentioned at the recent press conference announcing Tom DeLonge’s new UFO organization. Chris Mellon, a former CIA agent and United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, shared a shocking sighting he felt demonstrated UFOs are a genuine mystery. The case took place in November, 2004, and was witnessed by the USS Nimitz strike force. Jets were scrambled, and a “tic tac” shaped object was seen and recorded on video. For more about the Scientific Coalition for Ufology visit:
Oct 24, 2017
Leslie Kean, Former US Government Officials’ New UFO Research Initiative
Leslie Kean is an independent journalist and author. Her book, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record, is a New York Times bestseller and is one of the most influential and credible books on the topic of UFOs. Her most recent book is titled Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife. Among other media, she has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, The Colbert Report, NPR, USA Today, US News & World Report, and the Columbia Journalism Review. Leslie is also a contributor for the Huffington Post, where she has written several high-profile articles on UFO related events that have garnered larger media attention. Two of her most recent Huffington Post articles have been about Tom DeLonge’s To the Stars Academy and the impressive list of former officials that are involved. All of these men have a passion for UFO research and in a recent press conference launching the To the Stars Academy, made some shocking statements. In this episode, we discuss the To the Stars Academy, the people involved, and what they have said regarding UFOs, also known as unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). For more about Leslie, visit her Facebook page and her author page on Amazon. For more about To the Stars Academy, visit:
Oct 17, 2017
Jeremy Corbell, Credibility in UFO and Alien Implant Research
Jeremy Corbell, is an American contemporary artist and investigative filmmaker based in Los Angeles California. He documents ExtraOrdinary individuals and their belief systems. This research has taken him into the worlds of nanotechnology, aerospace exploration, exotic propulsion systems, as well as, an in-depth examination into the life and discoveries of the enigmatic “Godfather of Conspiracy” John Lear. Corbell has documented the surgical removal of alleged Off-World Alien Implants, and with access to NASA, he has filmed the analysis of anomalous materials alleged to be physical evidence of extraterrestrial nano-technology from UFO landing sites.  Corbell has obtained death-bed confessions from former CIA and government intelligence officials, who claim to expose the truth about the UFO reality and the worldwide coverup of the ultimate truth. Corbell’s film work reveals how ideas, held by credible individuals, can alter the way we experience reality and force us to reconsider the fabric of our own beliefs. In this episode, Jeremy and I discuss Patient Seventeen, his latest film which is launching on iTunes, today. It covers some of the most credible alien implant research ever documented, some of which is brand new to this project. We also discuss some exciting projects Jeremy is working on that he has not shared publicly. Exciting stuff! For more about Jeremy, visit:
Oct 10, 2017
Richard Beckwith, Wyoming's UFO Hunting Lawyer
Richard has been with MUFON for more than ten years and presently serves as the State Director for Wyoming and on the Board of Directors. He has been a practicing attorney for more than 22 years and possesses a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming. He wrote for the Land and Water Law Review and published his first novel in 2016. He presently serves as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Rock Springs, Wyoming. In this interview, we talk to Richard about how he got involved with UFOs and MUFON, and how his colleagues have reacted to his UFO interests. We also cover some interesting Wyoming UFO cases. For more about Richard, visit:
Oct 03, 2017
Chuck Zukowski, UFOs and the Paranormal Along the 37th Parallel
Chuck Zukowski runs the website He is a micro-chip engineer and an ex-reserve (volunteer) deputy sheriff in Colorado Springs. He has been investigating UFOs and other paranormal phenomena for several decades. He is currently the Cattle Mutilation expert for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). Chuck and his sister Debbie (MUFON board member and Missouri state director) noticed that many of the cases they explored ran along the 37th degree parallel. They began researching this phenomenon and started sharing their discoveries, including on this podcast. Their work got picked up by several TV shows, and eventually a book by well-known author Ben Mezrich was written. The idea and Chuck's research is now being developed into a motion picture. In this interview, Chuck shares his discoveries and lets us in on how all of this attention on his work came about.
Sep 26, 2017
Lee Speigel, Close Encounters and UFO History
Lee Speigel is a journalist who has spent much of his career covering UFOs. He has worked for,AOL News, and, most recently, the Huffington Post. He is now working with filmmaker James Fox on a script for an upcoming UFO documentary. In 1975, Lee produced a documentary record album, “UFOs: The Credibility Factor,” for CBS Inc. It marked the first time that military and scientific voices came together to disclose their personal UFO encounters and to call for government recognition of the phenomenon. Soon after he aided the Prime Minister of Granada in an attempt to get the United Nations to officially investigate the UFO phenomenon. During this effort he worked with UFO research pioneers Dr. J. Allen Hyenk and Jacques Vallee, and was invited to meet Steven Spielberg, who wished to aide the group in their efforts. In this interview, we discuss the recent re-release of Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Lee’s visit with Spielberg, and how Hynek and Vallee felt about the movie. Hynek served as a consultant to Spielberg on the film, and Vallee was the inspiration for one of the main characters. For more information about Lee, visit:
Sep 13, 2017
UFO News, Mysterious Space Signals and Mars
Alejandro and Martin discuss the latest UFO news, including the recent detection of mysterious signals from space and humanity’s plans for Mars. No special guest in this episode, besides the always special ufo news presenter Martin Willis of Podcast UFO. Martin and Alejandro talk at length about some of their favorite topics that have recently made headlines and/or were featured articles on This includes the discovery of signals from space by an organization searching for intelligent extraterrestrial life. Signals that some scientists speculate could be the result of advanced extraterrestrial technology. We also discuss Mars, Alejandro’s visit to the set of the National Geographic Channel’s Mars TV show set, and current plans to get humans to Mars within the next 10 years! For more on these stories, visit:
Sep 05, 2017
Glen Gregory Means - Air Force UFO Encounters
Glen Gregory Means has spent many years as a UFO investigators, and has had several UFO sightings of his own. Some were over seas as a child in a military family, and some were while he served in Air Force Special Operations. We will talk about his sighings and those of his colleagues in the military.
Aug 25, 2017
Rich Hoffman - Cloverdale UFO Mystery
Rich Hoffman has been investigating the UFO phenomena for over 52 years. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio, the home of Project Blue Book, the US Air Force Project that was in place from 1952 to 1969. At age 15 he appeared on a Phil Donahue show in Dayton and became known as the local UFO expert which quickly propelled him into presenting to associations, churches, and many other organizations and appeared on TV and radio. When the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) first formed, he quickly joined and held numerous positions, including the State Director for Alabama, Director of MUFON Strategic Projects and served on the MUFON Science Review Board’s Top 10 case review committee. Rich is also a member of NARCAP, the Planetary Society, and although he is no longer with MUFON, he continues UFO investigations on his own and with the Scientific Coalition for Ufology (SCU). The later is known for their thorough report on a UFO video captured by Homeland Security in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Rich is an IT professional working for a defense contractor firm supporting the Army Materiel Command HQ located at Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville, Alabama. One of Rich’s current projects is the investigation of mysterious balls of lights that appear in Alabama. In this interview, we talk to Rich about this light phenomenon, its history, and Rich’s ongoing investigation. For more about Rich and the Scientific Coalition for Ufology (SCU), visit: For more about the Cloverdale lights, read his article on Cloverdale UAP Project: Investigating the “Spooklights” UFO phenomenon in Alabama
Aug 22, 2017
Earl Grey, UFO Investigator that rocks
Earl Grey Anderson is a musician who investigates UFOs. In music, he has worked as a guitarists, vocalist, singer and songwriter. When it comes to UFOs, he holds several positions with the Mutual UFO Network. He is Assistant State Director for Southern California, Chief Field Investigator, and a member of MUFON’s STAR Team. Earl Grey is a also a listener of Open Minds UFO Radio and active member in the Open Minds UFO News Facebook group. HIs name has come up on the show and on several times in relation to UFO sightings in California, so we decided we might as well bring him on as a guest. It is a good thing we did too, because he is even more interesting than we thought. In this episode, among other things, we discuss how Earl Great got into this field, his mother’s incredible relation to the phenomenon, and how Earl Grey got his name.
Aug 08, 2017
Stacey Wright and Jim Mann, Arizona's Mutual UFO Network
Stacey Wright and Jim Mann have been running the Phoenix area chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) for over a decade. Soon after, they took over the entire state as State Director and Assistant Director. Their meetings have grown from 4 people to now over 100, regularly. They also enlisted the help of Dennis Freyermuth as a Chief Investigator, who has done a spectacular job managing UFO investigations. For their efforts, Arizona MUFON was awarded the chapter of the year at the recent MUFON Symposium. It was the first time the award has ever been given. In this interview, we talk to Jim and Stacey about how they grew the chapter, why they decided to do it in the first place, other ways they keep their group active, and about the Phoenix Lights, the most famous UFO case in Arizona, and one of the most famous in the world. For more information about Arizona MUFON, visit:
Aug 01, 2017
Chase Kloetzke, Investigating the "Starchild Skull"
Chase Kloetzke is a former Master Trainer/Master Instructor with the Department of Defense, and has an accreditation in Bio-Mechanical Engineering. Among other things, she trained Force Readiness and Elite Force Protection. She has now brought these skills to UFO research. Chase joined the Mutual UFO Network in 1996. She has served as the STAR Team Director and Deputy Director of Investigations. She now leads the Special Assignment Team (SAT). They respond to reports that need specific and thorough attention. She also aides in International UFO investigations in Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Central America. The focus of this interview is another interesting area of research Chase participates in. Chase has been investigating strange skulls that some believe may be of extraterrestrial origins. Her most thorough investigation has been of what is known as "The Starchild Skull.” Along with her research partners, she has released a full report on her findings. She has also investigated elongated skulls from Peru and her team has made some fascinating discoveries. For more information about Chase, visit: For more information about Chase's investigations, visit: For more about MUFON, visit:
Jul 18, 2017
Charles Lamoureux, New Canadian UFO Documentary
Charles Lamoureux is a former UFO skeptic who now says he is a "true believer." He is an avid skywatcher and amateur astronomer in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has been convinced that UFOs represent a true mystery due to the number of anomalous objects he has seen and/or captured on video. He has collected several video capture devices, including night vision and infrared, and has attached them to one device he calls a Skywatcher's Mobile Unit (SMU). In this interview we talk to Charles about a new documentary, Nocturnal Lights, about his skywatching and UFO research. It has just been released online, and Charles says it includes some of his best UFO videos. To view the documentary, visit: For more information about Charles, visit: For more information about the documentary film maker, visit:
Jul 10, 2017
Mark O'Connell, UFOs and Astronomer Dr. J Allen Hynek
Mark O'Connell has written several episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” -- one of which, the DS9 episode “Who Mourns For Morn?”, was named by Hugo-winning science fiction writer Charlie Jane Anders as #72 on the list of the Top 100 Star Trek episodes of all time. Mark has had feature film projects in development with Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Launchpad Productions, Barcelona Films and Al Ruddy Productions. He currently writes the UFO blog "High Strangeness" and made his reality show debut in 2015 on "Mysteries at the Monument" on The Travel Channel. Mark has written “The Close Encounters Man,” the authorized biography of UFO scholar Dr. J. Allen Hynek. - Bio from Coast to Coast AM. In this episode of Open Minds UFO Radio, we talk to Mark about his UFO interest, his book on Dr. J. Allen Hynek and his work as a UFO field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). We also delve into a couple topics suggested by listeners, including the rumors that Hynek was a double agent and was working for the CIA or FBI to derail UFO studies, and Hynek's interest in comics that made fun of him. Don't miss this interview about one of my favorite researchers in the UFO field. For more information about Mark, visit
Jun 26, 2017
Dr. Irena Scott, UFO Lies and Cover-Ups
Dr. Irena Scott received her PhD from the University of Missouri in physiology, did post-doctoral research at Cornell University, has been an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University, and has done research and teaching at The Ohio State University, the University of Missouri, the University of Nevada, and at Battelle Memorial Institute. She worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Aerospace Center in satellite photography, was a volunteer astronomer at the Ohio State University Radio Observatory. Her publications include books and articles in scientific journals, magazines, and newspapers, including as a correspondent for Popular Mechanics magazine. She served on the MUFON Board of Directors (1993 to 2000), is a MUFON consultant in physiology and astronomy and a field investigator. She co-edited eight symposium proceedings, has been a State Section Director for Ohio MUFON, was a founding member of the Mid-Ohio Research Associates (MORA) and its journal editor. Her latest book is titled UFOs Today: 70 Years of Lies, Misinformation & Government Cover-Up. In this interview, we cover the contents of the book, including the decades of work Irena has put in investigating the UFO phenomenon. Her professional work has also included working with organizations that are alleged to have been part of secret government UFO research. We talk about insights she may have gained on whether these rumors are true. For more about Dr. Irena Scott and her book, visit
Jun 12, 2017
Nick Redfern, Alternative Roswell Theory
Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 33 books and has appeared on numerous television shows. In this interview we talk to Nick about his latest book, The Roswell UFO Conspiracy: Exposing a Shocking and Sinister Secret. This book is a sequel to Body Snatcher in the Desert, and proposes an alternative, non-extraterrestrial theory as to what crash in the New Mexican desert near Roswell in 1947. This theory is highly controversial among UFO researchers. However, in this interview, Nick defends this possible scenario, and tells about the mysterious witnesses who have come forth to share this alleged version of the events. For more about Nick, visit his blog at:
May 30, 2017
Caroline Cory, The Science of Alien Contact
Caroline Cory is a futurist, filmmaker, international speaker and visionary author of best-selling books on Consciousness and Quantum Healing. As a child and throughout her life, Caroline has always been deeply connected to spiritual topics, the study of Consciousness, mechanics of the universe and the discovery of the divine. Caroline also is an experiencer, which inspired her latest film, Gods Among Us. Gods Among Us is a feature-length documentary film on the extraterrestrial and non-human presence on Earth in both physical and non-physical form as well as inter-dimensionally. The film examines how contact and communication occur and their effect on the human consciousness as it evolves within a larger galactic citizenship. Leading scientists share their insights and laboratory research on such phenomena as telepathy, transfer of energy and interstellar contact between the worlds. For more about the film, visit:
May 22, 2017
Lee Speigel, Exoplanets and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Writer, reporter, and paranormal expert Lee Speigel is the former host of NBC Radio's "The Edge of Reality." He produced and hosted nearly 1,500 programs on unexplained phenomena over an eight-year period at NBC Radio, and previously worked at Westwood One Radio and He is the only person in history to produce, in 1978, a major presentation at the United Nations on the subject of UFOs. He is now a writer and editor at HuffPost. In this episode, we explore the mysteries of space and the potential for extraterrestrial life. Lee has written several stories lately on these topics, so we review these stories and the possibility that we are on the cusp of the scientific discovery of life not of this earth. For more about Lee, visit his page on HuffPost.
May 15, 2017
Dr. George Gaines, UFO Witness Visited By USAF
Dr. George Gaines had an incredible UFO sighting when he was 13 in Pensacola, Florida. The year was 1956, and the United States Air Force was till official investigating UFOs. Gaines reported the sighting and was soon grilled for hours by two alleged US Air Force officers. George kept this story to himself for decades, but he is now sharing it with our audience.
May 02, 2017
Susan J. Palmer, New UFO Religions
Susan Jean Palmer is a sociologist of religion who lives in Montreal, Quebec. She is an Affiliate Professor at Concordia University in Montreal and a Research Fellow and Member of the Religious Studies Faculty at McGill University. Her research in the field of new religions has been funded by Canada’s Social Science and the Humanities Research Council. She is the author of Aliens Adored: Rael's UFO Religion (Rutgers 2004), a sociological analysis and ethnographic study of the largest UFO "cult" in the world. She also wrote The Nuawaubian Nation (Ashgate 2011), a study of a Black Nationalist sect whose leader claims to be an extraterrestrial. She has written 11 books in total and is very interested in prophet-founders of UFO religions. In this interview, we discuss Susan's aforementioned books, and other UFO religions around the world. We also discuss their importance and influence on society and mainstream religions. You can see purchase Susan's books on
Apr 25, 2017
Cheryl Costa, UFOs by the Numbers
Cheryl Costa is a native and resident of upstate New York who saw her first UFO at age 12. A military veteran, she’s a retired information security professional from the aerospace Industry. She’s been a speaker at the International UFO Congress and at the MUFON Symposium. Cheryl writes the UFO column “New York Skies” for Besides being a journalist, she’s also a published playwright. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Empire State College in entertainment writing. Cheryl recently published UFO Sightings Desk Reference: United States of America 2001-2015, which includes over 121,000 sightings. She lists the top UFO hot spots, according to the data, and sighting reports down to the county level. Anyone can use the book to find out how many sightings there have been in their area, and how it stacks up against other parts of the US. In this interview, we talk about this book and Cheryl's discoveries while compiling the data. Cheryl's book can be found on Amazon. To read Cheryl's column, visit
Apr 11, 2017
Larry Cates, UFO Research and Puerto Rico Investigation
Larry has been into UFOs for decades, and has had his own amazing sighting. After he retired from a career as a computer programmer, he decided to put his skills to use as a UFO investigator. He became a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and has had the chance to investigate some great cases. In this interview, we talk to Larry about his interests in UFOs, his sighting, and some of his best cases. This includes a great video case of an object caught on infrared video by Homeland Security over Puerto Rico. For more about the Puerto Rico case and the Scientific Coalition for Ufology (SCU), visit:
Mar 27, 2017
Ray Szymanski, UFOs and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Ray is a retired senior engineer who spent decades working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This base is famous with the UFO crowd, because it was home to the USAF's official UFO investigation projects from 1947 to 1969. It is also rumored to have been the place where a crashed alien spacecraft from the Roswell incident was taken, along with its alien occupants. Ray's interest in UFOs began his first week at Wright-Patterson AFB when he was told there really were aliens being held there. This began his lifelong journey to look for answers, all of which has culminated into his new book, Fifty Shades of Greys: Evidence of Extraterrestrial Visitation to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Beyond. In this interview, we talk to Ray about his book, his research and his personal experiences. For more about Ray and his book, visit his page on
Mar 21, 2017
Leslie Kean, Evidence for an Afterlife (with a bit of UFO news)
Leslie Kean is an independent investigative journalist and author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record, a New York Times bestseller. She helped produce a 2011 documentary based on UFOs for the History Channel, made by Breakthru Films, an award-winning film company. Kean has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, The Colbert Report, and NPR and in USA Today, US News & World Report, and Columbia Journalism Review, among other media. She has been contributing articles to the Huffington Post since 2012, and has been recognized for her efforts to bring credibility to the controversial subject of UFOs through straightforward and honest reporting only on facts and official investigations. Leslie's latest book is Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife, a personal story of research into astonishing and thought-provoking information suggestive of survival past death. In this interview we talk about recent UFO news and then delve into the fascinating topics covered in her new book. From past lives, to near death experiences, out of body experiences, ghosts and channeling, we discuss studies which shed light on the fascinating idea that there is life after death. For more about Leslie and her books, visit:
Mar 16, 2017
Nick Redfern, 365 Days of UFOs
Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 33 books and has appeared on numerous television shows. His latest book is 365 Days of UFOs, Nick presents 365 of his favorite UFO stories – one for every day of the year. Spanning decades and continents, they cover numerous subjects, including the Roswell UFO crash, Men in Black, Mothman, face-to-face encounters with extraterrestrials, military pilots and UFOs, crashed flying saucers, and cosmic cover-ups. In this interview we talk to Nick about his new book and some of his favorite cases. For more about Nick, visit his blog at:
Mar 06, 2017
Kevin Randle, Roswell in the 21st Century
For nearly 30 years, Kevin Randle has been investigating the case of the UFO crash near Roswell, New Mexico. He has interviewed hundreds of people who claim knowledge of the event, been through boxes of documents, stood on the first crash site, and provided information to dozens of others who asked for it. Now, he has reviewed all those audio and videotaped interviews, examined hundreds of files that relate to the crash, and has returned to Roswell in an attempt to put all that information into a proper perspective. Kevin is a retired lieutenant colonel who served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and in Iraq as a battalion intelligence officer. He began writing for UFO magazines and eventually moved onto books. He has appeared on countless radio and television programs since the mid-1990s and hosted his own show on KTSM Radio in El Paso, Texas. He has written books about UFOs, science fiction, action adventure and even a vampire novel called, cleverly, VAMPYR. His blog can be found at Find his latest book, Roswell in the 21st Century, on
Jan 23, 2017
MJ Banias, Philosophy in Ufology
MJ is a writer, blogger, and researcher who critically and philosophically examines the modern UFO phenomenon, and other strange Fortean subjects. With a background in Critical Theory, History, and Cultural Studies, he enjoys exploring all things weird and anomalous. He is a field investigator with MUFON, has been featured on multiple podcasts, and writes for Mysterious Universe, RoguePlanet and the Deep Talk Radio Network. In this interview, we talk about MJ's latest article on the disparity in UFO belief systems, and the middle ground. We also discuss the philosophical aspect of UFO research. For more about MJ, visit his website at
Jan 17, 2017
Leslie Kean and Jose Lay, Chilean Navy UFO Video
Journalist Leslie Kean recently posted an article in The Huffington Post about a two year investigation by the Chilean government's official UFO investigation organization into a video captured by the Chilean Navy showing an object they cannot identify. The object was caught on an infrared camera, and according to the director of the UFO organization, “We do not know what it was, but we do know what it was not.” The video was investigated by CEFAA, an organization in Chile's equivalent of the FAA, which also falls under the jurisdiction of the Chilean Air Force. CEFAA has full cooperation with other branched of the Chilean government and also reaches out to other UFO research organization throughout the world. In this interview, we discuss the case with Leslie and CEFAA Director of International Affairs Jose Lay. To read more about this case, visit: For more information about Leslie Kean, visit: For more information about CEFAA, visit:
Jan 09, 2017
2016 UFO Year in Review
2016 has come and gone, and it is time to take a look back at the best UFO stories of the year. Open Minds UFO Radio host Alejandro Rojas and newsman Martin Willis are joined by The Huffington Post's Lee Speigel to discuss what made news in the UFO world, and what they feel were the best and most important stories.
Jan 04, 2017
Paul Dean, NORAD's UFO Files
Open Minds UFO Radio: Paul Dean is an Australian who has been uncovering U.S. military secrets via the Freedom of Information Act. Although the U.S. government claims they have not been investigating UFOs since the close of the U.S. Air Force’s official UFO study, Project Blue Book, government records show otherwise. What has been difficult to track is who is collecting these reports and where are they going? One of the places we know they have been going to is North American Radar Defense (NORAD). NORAD has denied having any UFO files. However, UFO researchers have discovered that NORAD's claims are not accurate. There are in fact UFO files in NORAD files, including instructions for radar operators on how to deal with UFOs. In this interview, we talk to Paul about these files and their discovery. For more about Paul’s work, visit:
Dec 20, 2016
Richard Thieme: UFOs, Technology and the Future
Richard Thieme is an author and professional speaker focused on the deeper implications of technology, religion, and science for twenty-first century life. He speaks professionally about the challenges posed by new technologies and the future, how to redesign ourselves to meet these challenges, and creativity in response to radical change. Richard has also had a lifelong interest in the topic of UFOs. He does lectures about UFOs in relation to technology, spirituality, and the future. He also has taken a look at how the government and public deals with the topic, including the spread of UFO disinformation. In this interview, we discuss Richard's UFO sighting as a child, and his thoughts on a variety of topics related to UFOs. For more about Richard, visit:
Dec 14, 2016
Ryan Sprague, A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomenon
Ryan Sprague is a professional playwright & screenwriter in New York City. He is also an investigative journalist specializing in the topic of UFOs. He has written for numerous publications, including Open Minds Magazine, Phenomena Magazine, and UFO Truth Magazine. Speaking on the UFO topic, he has been featured on ABC News, Fox News, The Travel Channel, and The Science Channel. He is also the co-host for both the Into the Fray & UFOmodPOD podcasts. His first book, Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomenon, is now available via Richard Dolan Press. Ordinary people are seeing extraordinary things in our skies. And while reports of UFOs and their possible occupants are littered with dates, times, and descriptions, they rarely focus on those who've actually experienced them. How have these dramatic and often traumatic events affected those involved? Could both the positive and negative implications, whether subtle or revelatory, further our knowledge of what exactly these phenomena represent? Through extremely detailed testimony from highly credible witnesses, including pilots and military personnel, and insight from those in the psychological, academic, and scientific fields, Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomenon, is a personal journey that also weaves together a story of stories, furiously pumping new blood into the heart of these mysteries, one inextricable experience at a time. For more about Ryan visit:
Nov 21, 2016
Grant Cameron, UFO Disclosure and Trump
Grant Cameron has been closely following Presidential UFO history and politics for decades. He is the founder of The recent presidential campaign has given Grant a lot to work with. Hillary's campaign manager, John Podesta, is a UFO enthusiast. This was reflected not only in Hillary's public statements about UFOs, but also in his private emails. Grant believes those emails may have revealed an effort by government insiders to disclose information about UFOs. In this interview, we talk to Grant about this possible effort for UFO disclosure, and what Trump's views on the matter may be. For more about Grant, visit
Nov 14, 2016
Ronny Le Blanc, Monsterland: Encounters with UFOs, Bigfoot and Orange Orbs
Ronny Le Blanc works in the Marketing and Advertising industry in Boston, Massachusetts. He has always had an interest in things that were deemed "paranormal" or "strange." Stories that defied explanation, the laws of physics and belief in the minds of those who heard about the encounters. His interest spans from the esoteric, metaphysical and alternative history to cryptozoology, science and ufology. He has spent a majority of his life devouring books and content surrounding the subject matter of UFOs, Bigfoot and the paranormal. Once his personal life seemed to become intertwined with his research, he was driven to write a book about his experiences and the hidden history of Monsterland. For more visit
Nov 07, 2016
Lee Speigel, UFO WikiLeaks
Lee Speigel is a staff writer for The Huffington Post. He has the unique position of being able to write about UFOs, among other topics, for a major media outlet. His two most recent front page stories have been about John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, and Podesta's leaked emails. Podesta has an interest in the UFO topic and his emails have revealed several interesting conversations he has had about UFOs in the last few years. Some of these emails include Clinton’s willingness to discuss the topic. In this episode, we review Lee’s recent stories and get his take on Podesta’s UFO WikiLeaks. To read Lee's stories, visit him on the Huffington Post, or check him out at
Oct 25, 2016
Robert Powell, MUFON Top 10 UFO Cases of 2015
Robert Powell is the Director of Research for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), and the head of MUFON’s Scientific Review Board (SRB). For the past several years, the SRB has been putting together a top 10 list that they release at the MUFON Symposiums every summer. The 2015 list just came out a few weeks ago at the 2016 MUFON Symposium in late August. Although months have passed, Powell explains that the board needs that time to be sure the investigation of each case in 2015 is completed, and to have time for the SRN to review and do their own analysis. In this interview we go over how the top 10 list is created and review the top cases. Visit MUFON at
Oct 17, 2016
Dr. John Alexander, The Mysterious Skinwalker Ranch
Dr. John Alexander entered the U.S. Army as a private in 1956 and was a colonel when he retired. His second career was at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he created the military effort in development of non-lethal weapons and which involved him with the National Research Council, NATO, and the Army Science Board. His graduate studies include an MA, Pepperdine University, Ph.D. Walden University, and programs at The Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, Sloan School, MIT, and Anderson School, UCLA.  An Aviation Week Aerospace Laureate, and listed in American Men and Women of Science,  he is a past president of the International Assn. for Near-Death Studied, three-term councilor, Society for Scientific Exploration, and founding board member of the International Remote Viewer’s Assn.  He is the author of many articles, monographs and books including UFOS: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities with forewords by Jacques Vallee, Tom Clancy, and Burt Rutan. John also worked with Robert Bigelow, a real estate magnate with an interest in the paranormal, who has funded UFO and paranormal research.  Bigelow's paranormal investigation organization included many credible investigators, the majority of which were scientists. The organization was called the National Institute for Discovery Sciences (NIDS). John participated in NIDS investigations, including into a mysterious ranch in Utah, dubbed the Skinwalker Ranch, where scientists experienced paranormal activity first hand. For more information about John, visit:
Oct 11, 2016
Marc D'Antonio, Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Open Minds UFO Radio: Marc D’Antonio is the chief photo and video analyst for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). Marc has been involved with MUFON since 1971 and has a vast amount of experience investigating UFO cases. He is also the owner of FX Models where they work on CGI and physical models for the entertainment industry as well as defense contractors, among others. It was in this line of work that Marc began working with motion picture special effects guru Doug Trumbull, who it turns out also has an interest in UFOs. Marc has a degree in astronomy and is particularly interested in planetary and astrobiology science. In this episode, we talk to Marc about his thoughts on recent developments regarding the possibility of extraterrestrial life, including NASA's recent announcement regarding water on Saturn's moon, Enceladus, and "Tabby's Star," which some scientists have suggested may be the home of an alien civilization. For more information about Marc's work, visit: For more about his work with Doug Trubull, visit:  
Oct 05, 2016
Ben Moss and Tony Angiola: The Famous Socorro, New Mexico UFO Sighting
Ben Moss is Mufon’s Chief Field Investigator in Virginia, and a member of the rapid deployment Star Team (Strike Team Area Research). He is a guest expert on The History Channel’s Hangar 1 TV show, and has written numerous articles for the Mufon Journal and various online web sites.  Tony Angiola has been studying UFOs since the early 90's.  He became an investigator in 1999 while living in Northern VA.  A computer network administrator by profession, Tony gives his spare time to studying and researching UFO cases.  As Assistant State Director and Star Team member Tony works close with other experts in the field to gain further knowledge on using current technology to further the field of Ufology in a scientific way.Tony is also a public speaker and appears as an expert on season 2 of Hangar 1 that airs on the History channel. Ben and Tony have been meeting with veteran UFO investigator and author Ray Stanford about his research into the Socorro, New Mexico UFO sighting in April, 1964. They recently lectured on this topic at the MUFON Symposium. In this interview we talk about this amazing case in which a police officer witnessed a strange object land in the desert before taking off again. It was investigated by the U.S. Air Force, and many of them felt this was one of the best UFO cases ever recorded. For more about Ben and Tony, visit: For more about Ray Stanford and his work on this case, you can find his book on
Sep 27, 2016
UFO News with Alejandro and Martin
Open Minds UFO Radio's Alejandro Rojas and Martin Willis talk about the latest UFO news, including new intriguing UFO videos from Tennessee and New York. They also discuss the new Open Minds Magazine video series. The first episode focused on the 1952 UFO event over Washington D.C. that was witnessed by U.S. Air Force UFO investigators. For more about Martin, visit: For more information about the stories we discussed, visit:
Sep 21, 2016
Bill "MUFON Man" Schroeder, UFO Investigator
Bill "MUFON Man" Schroeder  is a retired police officer who, while in the military, had an amazing UFO sighting that was caught on radar. Due to the sensitive nature of his work, he did not share his sighting with professional colleagues. However, now that he is retired, he is using his extensive experience conducting criminal investigations to find out more about the nature of the  UFO phenomenon. As his name nickname implies, Bill is an investigator with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), and he is also involved with research for the National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP). In this interview we talk to Bill about his interest and investigations into UFOs, and his new book about his UFO experience, Unknown Down. For more information about the book, visit:
Aug 23, 2016
Dr. Richard O'Connor - The Jesse A. Marcel UFO Library
Dr. Richard O'Connor is an anesthesiologist from Montana who discovered that a friend and colleague was involved in one of the largest UFO stories in the world, the alleged crash of an alien spacecraft in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. That began his interest into the topic of UFOs, and lead him to eventually open the Jesse A. Marcel Library. In this interview, we talk to Dr. O'Connor about UFOs, Dr. Marcel, and his thoughts on the future of UFO research. For more information about the Jesse A. Marcel Library, visit:
Aug 16, 2016
2016 MUFON Symposium Speakers
Today's show features nearly a dozen guests! Out last guest, Morgan Beall, who is the MUFON State Director for Florida and is helping to coordinate this year's MUFON Symposium, provided us with audio clips from 12 of the speakers at this year's event. They all answer questions about their what they will be presenting and about their interest in the UFO topic. The clips provide some great insight and interesting thoughts from people who have spent many many years researching and investigating UFOs. The names of the people in the clips (in no particular order) are Robert Powell, Robert Hastings, Richard Thiem, Richard Hoffman, Paola Harris, Kathleen Marden, John Greenwald, David Marler, Bill Schroeder, Alejandro Rojas, and Ben Moss. For more information about the 2016 MUFON Symposium and the speakers, visit:
Aug 09, 2016
Morgan Beall, UFO Research and the 2016 MUFON Symposium
Morgan is the Florida State Director for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and a member of the Scientific Coalition for Ufology (SCU). SCU was the group that investigated the Homeland Security UFO video from Puerto Rico. Currently, Morgan is busy helping coordinate the MUFON Symposium, which will be held in Florida in a month. In this episode, Morgan and I discuss the speakers for the 2016 MUFON Symposium and related topics. This includes the various projects to gather scientific data on UFOs, including projects that are being spearheaded by Florida MUFON. We talked a bit about the Homeland Security video, and the gathering of researchers during the MUFON Symposium in an effort to coordinate various UFO data collection efforts. For more about the MUFON Symposium, visit: For more about Florida MUFON, visit: And for more about the Scientific Coalition for Ufology (SCU), visit:
Jul 26, 2016
Greg Bishop, UFO Author and Researcher
In 1991, Greg Bishop co-founded a magazine called The Excluded Middle, which was a journal of UFOs, the paranormal, conspiracy, psychedelia and new science. His first book, Wake Up Down There! anthologized many of the articles and features.  Greg's second book was Project Beta, which documented a government campaign of disinfo perpetrated against an unsuspecting researcher. His third book, Weird California, was released in 2006. He also wrote for the famed UFO/paranormal site Ufomystic for five years. It Defies Language! released in 2016,is a collection of essays on UFOs, the government, and fringe issues and personalities. His show Radio Misterioso, ( now in its 17th year, features interviews with fringe-topic researchers and occasionally, weird music. He also flies paragliders and is a licensed private pilot, as well as an aerial drone photographer. In this interview, we talk about Greg's latest book and his insight into a fascinating disinformation scandal connected to Roswell, Majestic-12 and other UFO mythologies. You can find Greg's book at: Or get the Kindle version here:
Jun 28, 2016
Paul Stonehill, Russia's USO Secrets
Paul Stonehill is a UFO researcher and author with a focus on Russian Ufology. He is the author of The Soviet UFO Files (1998), Paranormal Mysteries of Eurasia (2010), and co-author of several books with Philip Mantle. His latest book is titled Russia's USO Secrets: Unidentified Submersible Objects in Russian and International Waters. It has often been said that we know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about the world’s seas and oceans. The study of USOs (Unidentified Submersible Objects) is a case in point. For years, strange phenomena have been reported by people at sea, especially by navies around the globe. Although many of the USO files of the Soviet and Russian Navy remain secret, some have become available due to the painstaking efforts of dedicated researchers. To purchase the book visit: To read Paul's articles on UFO News, visit:
Jun 14, 2016
Paul Dean, Uncovering U.S. Military UFO Secrets
Paul Dean is an Australian who has been uncovering U.S. military secrets via the Freedom of Information Act. Although the U.S. government claims they have not been investigating UFOs since the close of the U.S. Air Force's official UFO study, Project Blue Book, government records show otherwise. What has been difficult to track is who is collecting these reports and where are they going? Even during the Project Blue Book years, the USAF claimed the reports demonstrating a threat to national security where going elsewhere. In Australia, along with a colleague in the U.K., Dean has been following the thread to find out where the files are going and what organizations are receiving these files. For more about Paul's work, visit:
Jun 08, 2016
Mike Clelland: Owls, Aliens and Abduction
Mike Clelland is an author, blogger and illustrator who, for the last few years, has been exploring ideas that even he finds peculiar. Mike has always had an interest in UFOs, and he has had some unusual experiences. In 2009, he began blogging about his ideas and experiences in an effort to understand them. Synchronicities,  memories of aliens, UFO sightings and the appearance of owls has lead him on a unique journey of discovery. It has all culminated in the recent release of his book, The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee. We talk about Mike's experiences and some of his ideas in this interview. For more information about Mike, visit his blog at
Jun 01, 2016
Finian Handley - Black Triangle UFOs over Wales
Finian Handley is one of the administrators of the Open Minds UFO News Group on Facebook, and a UFO enthusiast. He approaches the topic with skepticism and tries to stay grounded in a field that can include some far out claims. He is also a UFO witness, and realizes that the details of his shocking UFO encounter can seem far out to those who were not there to see it. On the evening of September 26th, 2008, Finian saw two large triangular craft coast over the highway. They were huge, but also silent. He has had a few encounters with the black triangles neat his home in southeastern Wales. In this interview, we talk to Finian about his sightings, about the importance of remaining grounded when reviewing UFO information, and some of the hoaxing that gets media attention. For more information about Finian's UFO sightings, visit:
May 24, 2016
Cheryl Costa, UFOs by the Numbers
Cheryl Costa is a two-service military veteran, a retired aerospace security engineer and a published playwright. She has had a lifelong interest in UFOs. From 1998-2001 she hosted “The X Factor” talk radio program in Washington, DC, covering UFOs and many other paranormal topics. In 2013 she began writing NEW YORK SKIES a weekly newspaper blog for In the column she shares lively accounts of New York State UFO sightings. Cheryl’s live presentations are known for their frankness, humor, and a bit of theatrical flair. In this episode, among other things, we talk about how Cheryl first got interested in UFOs, how she convinced a mainstream newspaper to take on her UFO blog, and her work on tracking UFOs by the numbers. To read Cheryl's blog, visit:
May 16, 2016
Dr. Robert Davis, Studying Extraterrestrial Encounters
Robert Davis, Ph.D is an internationally recognized scientist in his field, and served as a professor at the State University of New York for over 30 years.  He graduated with a B.A. and M.A. from the City University of New York and with a Ph.D in Neuroscience from The Ohio State University. Dr. Davis has published over 40 articles in scholarly journals and several book chapters on various topics in clinical audiology, the effects of noise on hearing, and auditory neuroscience.  He has also lectured on these topics at national and international conferences and was awarded several major grants to fund research in the neuroscience. His research and investigation into the UFO phenomenon convinced him that the phenomenon remains unresolved, is a source of considerable debate among millions worldwide, and is a very important concern unfortunately ignored by the general scientific community.  He advocates for the need to advance our understanding of the phenomenon through the development of a governance structure to provide the necessary leadership, direction, and related resource support, both human and fiscal, for a multidisciplinary team of leading scholars to study the phenomenon. Dr. Davis also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Research Team of the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Experiences (FREE).  FREE was established to provide a scientific exploration of the relationship between advanced physics and the various “modalities of contact” with UFOs and nonhuman intelligent beings. Dr. Davis has written a book on the UFO phenomenon, entitled The UFO Phenomenon: Should I Believe? For more information about Dr. Davis and his book, visit For more information about FREE, visit
May 10, 2016
Richard Hoffman, 5 Decades of UFO Investigation
Richard Hoffman is an IT professional who has researched the UFO phenomenon since 1964, when he was in the eighth grade. He is currently the Alabama and Mississippi state director for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), as well as their director for strategic projects. He is also part of the Scientific Coalition for Ufology (SCU), an organization that examined a mysterious video captured by the Department of Homeland Security. In this interview, we talk to Rich about how he got into UFO investigations, including his interactions with the government's official UFO investigation, Project Blue Book. We also talk to Rich about the latest developments regarding the Homeland Security video. For more information about Alabama/Mississippi MUFON, visit their site at For more information about the Scientific Coalition for Ufology and the Homeland Security video, go to
May 03, 2016
Robert Hastings, UFOs and Nukes: The Documentary
Although most people are completely unaware of its existence, the UFO-Nukes Connection is now remarkably well-documented. U.S. Air Force, FBI, and CIA files declassified via the Freedom of Information Act establish a convincing, ongoing pattern of UFO activity at American nuclear weapons sites extending back to December 1948. Over the past four decades, Robert Hastings has interviewed more than 150 of veterans regarding their involvement in UFO cases in or around nuclear facilities. On September 27, 2010, CNN live-streamed his UFOs and Nukes press conference in Washington D.C. during which former U.S. Air Force missileers described occasions when several ICBMs mysteriously malfunctioned moments after a disc-shaped craft was observed hovering near their underground launch silos. The documentary, UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed, rigorously examines the officially-still-hidden history of UFO activity at nuclear weapons laboratories, test areas, storage depots and missile sites—using authenticated files and the testimony of vetted military eyewitnesses. For more information about Robert, visit: To see the documentary, go to:
Apr 27, 2016
Chris Rutkowski, 2015 Canadian UFO Report
Canadian, as well as U.S., news has been ablaze with stories about the 2015 Canadian UFO Report released by UFO researchers in Canada. Chris Rutkowski has been inundated with interviews about the 1267 sightings reported last year, and we have him on Open Minds UFO Radio this week to talk about those sightings. Chris is a Canadian science writer and educator with degrees in astronomy and education. Since the mid-1970s, he’s also been studying reports of UFOs and writing about his investigations and research. He has eight published books on UFOs and related issues, including Unnatural History (1993), Abductions and Aliens (1999), A World of UFOs (2008), I Saw It Too! (2009) and The Big Book of UFOs (2010). He has appeared on numerous radio programs, podcasts and documentary TV series, including Unsolved Mysteries, UFO Hunters, Sightings, Eye2thesky, The Paracast, Discovery’s Close Encountersand A&E’s The Unexplained. He is past president of both the Winnipeg Science Fiction Society and the Winnipeg Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. For more information about Chris' work, visit For more about the 2015 Canadian UFO Sightings, visit:
Apr 19, 2016
Antonio Paris, The Search for Extraterrestrial Intellegence
Antonio Paris is a Professor of Astronomy at St. Petersburg College and the Chief Scientist at the Center for Planetary Science – a science outreach program promoting astronomy, planetary science, and astrophysics to the next generation of space explorers. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from The City University of New York and a Master’s of Science in Planetary Science from the American Public University. Antonio is the author of two books, Aerial Phenomena (ISBN 1467549274) and Space Science (ISBN 1495101037): Additionally, he is the director and producer for the documentaries Area 51: A History of this Reclusive Base (2012) and Skinwalker (2014). Professor Paris has recently received a lot of attention for a project he is undertaking to reproduce the so-called Wow! signal. This is a mysterious signal that was received by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) at the Big Ear radio telescope of The Ohio State University in 1977. There has been speculation that the signal could be extraterrestrial in nature. However, it has also been speculated that the signal could have come from comets. Paris and his team plan to test this theory. Websites where you can find more information about Antonio and his work: Aerial Phenomena The Center for Planetary Science GoFundMe: The Wow! Signal Theory Experiment
Apr 12, 2016
Shawn Kevin Jason, Black Triangle UFOs
Shawn had an amazing UFO sighting of a black triangular craft over the highway between Las Vegas and Area 51 in March of 1996. The sighting changed his mind about the origins of these mysterious craft being reported worldwide. He has since had a great interest in these type of sightings in particular and has created a Black Triangle UFOs Facebook page to follow them. Shawn is also interested in a phenomenon called Ice Fall, and is compiling cases on a new website at
Apr 04, 2016
Erica Lukes, Airliner UFO Case and Skinwalker Ranch
Erica Lukes is a UFO researcher and podcaster. She is the former state director for the Utah chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and a MUFON field investigator. She is currently working on a fascinating UFO case reported by an American Airlines pilot. A UFO researcher in Utah first heard the report on HAM radio. Erica and other MUFON investigators then were able to find the audio online and receive an official copy from the FAA via a Freedom of Information Act Request. Erica also keeps tabs on the infamous Skinwalker Ranch. We talk about this and more. To find out more about Erica, visit To find out more about the pilot case, visit And click here to find out more about Martin Willis' work raising funds for children with Leukemia.
Mar 29, 2016
Nick Pope - Government UFO Matters
Nick Pope worked at the UK's Ministry of Defence UFO desk for several years in the 1990s. Since then Nick has remained a UFO expert and has been involved with the release of large batches of UFO files from the UK government. Although they say they have released their files, Nick says there is one more batch to come. Nick was a speaker at the 2016 International UFO Congress, he participated in a panel with Sociologist Ron Westrum, Journalist Lee Speigel, and former Congressman Merril Cook. We talk about that panel and the importance of the participation of a former congressman. We also talk about a panel Nick was involved in that will be part of a movie screening later this week. For more about Nick Pope, visit:
Mar 07, 2016
Chris Aubeck, UFOs Throughout History and Antiquity
Chris Aubeck was born in London. His interest in the historical and sociological aspects of unexplained phenomena began at an early age. He moved to Spain aged 19 and after teaching in Cáceres and Madrid for 24 years now lives in Granada. A student of language and folklore, he has helped compile the largest collection of pre-1947 UFO cases in the world through Magonia Exchange, a remarkable collaborative network of librarians, students and scholars of paranormal history. Chris is the author of three books, with more on the way: Wonders in the Sky, with Jacques Vallée (2009); OOPARTs, coauthored with Juan Jose Sanchez Oro (2015); and Return to Magonia, coauthored with Martin Shough (2015). For more information about Chris, visit
Feb 09, 2016
UFO News and the 2016 UFO Congress
We talk UFO news and give you the inside story on some of the interesting talks and incredible stories related to the speakers of the 2016 UFO Congress. This year will be the 25th anniversary of the Guinness World Record holding large UFO conference. Fore more information, visit:  
Jan 19, 2016
2015 UFO News Year in Review
It is that time again! Now that we move into a new year, it is time to look at the previous year's UFO news stories. Open Minds UFO Radio host Alejandro Rojas is joined by Podcast UFO's Martin Willis and The Huffington Post's Lee Speigel to take a look at their list of top stories from 2015. To read the stories reviewed in this episode, visit For more about Martin Willis, visit To read Lee Speigel's articles, visit his page on
Jan 06, 2016
David Marler: Farmington, New Mexico Mass UFO Sighting
David Marler is a UFO researcher and author. His book Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation focuses on cases of triangular UFOs that have been reported for decades. However, more recently, Marler has turned his focus on a mass-UFO sighting that took place in Farmington, New Mexico in 1950. We talk to Marler about his research into this case, including insights from living witnesses and never before seen government documents. For more about David, visit:
Dec 30, 2015
Don Meers, UFOs in Australia
Don Meers is an Australian filmmaker who has created and worked on several paranormal documentaries. His latest is called Australien Skies and focuses on UFO witnesses in Australia, including those the film calls "photographic contactees." These are people who believe they get a sense of when a UFO is going to show up and are able to photograph them when they do. One of these individuals, Damien Nott, claims to have the largest collection of UFO photos and videos in the world. We talk to Meers about his experiences while investigating UFO witnesses and what inspired him to make the film. He also shares with us the incredible media coverage his film has received since it has been released. For more about the film, visit
Dec 21, 2015
Dave Cote, UFO Hunting Mini-Satellites
Dave Cote is heading up a team of techies who are planning to launch a UFO hunting satellite into space. Their project is called “CubeSat for Disclosure – Low-Earth Orbit Satellite” and is seeking crowd funding via for financing. Thus far they have raised over $11,000 and there are still 24 days left in the campaign. Although their goal is $50,000, they already have enough to launch a small satellite with cameras. We talk to Dave, a software engineer and project manager, about how he got interested in UFOs, and how the satellite project came to be. We also talk about the publicity he has received since the launch of the crowd sourcing campaign. For more about Dave and CubeSat for Disclosure, visit:
Dec 14, 2015
Lee Speigel, Personal UFO Sighting and Jacques Vallée
Lee Speigel is a reporter for the Huffington Post covering UFOs and other non-conventional stories in the Huffington Post's Weird News section. He has been covering the UFO phenomenon since 1975. In this interview we talk about Lee's personal UFO encounter, and a very exciting announcement regarding the 2016 International UFO Congress. Lee will be conducting a live interview on-stage with UFO researcher Jacques Vallée. Lee first met Jacques during the creation of a presentation he organized for the United Nations regarding UFOs in 1978. At that time, Sir Eric Gairy, the Prime Minister of Grenada, was petitioning the UN to develop a department that oversee the worldwide study of the UFO phenomenon. Lee and Jacques have kept in touch ever since. For more information about Jacques Vallée, visit: For more information about Lee Speigel, visit: For more information about the 2016 International UFO Congress, visit:
Nov 24, 2015
Tapio Kangas, Sci-Fi Music Producer
Conceived by Tapio Kangas and featuring a host of stellar musical legends, Spacer aims to inform and educate the world on the existence of extra terrestrial life. Born in Helsinki and currently residing in London, Tapio has written many major TV show tunes and top 10 songs whilst making frequent appearances on Finnish TV and his own TV show. His classical training enables him to intersperse traditional melodies with futuristic soundscape to creating the sound of Space. The Spacer recently released their debut single ‘Creature’ this year. ‘Creature’ is part of a story entitled ‘The Artefact’; a graphic novel and album detailing how extra-terrestrials perceive Earth and their concern over its inhabits and the direction the world is heading. The song is essentially a magnificently sounding space opera with a clear message. In this interview, we talk to Tapio about his ET interests. At the beginning of the show, Martin and Alejandro also discuss the recent 40th anniversary event for the Travis Walton experience. For more about The Spacer, visit:
Nov 16, 2015
Keith Arem, UFO Movie Producer
Keith Arem is the president of Los Angeles based PCB Productions and PCB Entertainment. He is one of the leading creative directors and producers in the gaming industry, specializing in talent performance, writing, sound design, and music. His most recent project is a movie based on the Phoenix Lights mass UFO sightings in Phoenix, Arizona in 1997. Keith wrote and directed the movie, which is titled Phoenix Incident, and is set to release in 2016. He says the movie mixes fiction and reality, but his overall goal is to get the general public interested in real UFO research. In this interview, we talk to Keith about his interest in UFOs, his personal UFO sightings, and UFOs in the movies. We also talk to him about past and future marketing projects for the movie. Pervious marketing efforts for the movie have been controversial among UFO researchers and enthusiasts. However, Keith gives our listeners special insight into what his group has in store for future marketing efforts. For more about PCB Productions, visit and for more information about the movie, visit
Nov 03, 2015
Mark Rodeghier, Scientific UFO Data Collection
Mark Rodeghier has been President and Scientific Director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies since 1986. He earned a B.S. in astrophysics from Indiana University in 1975. After a year of graduate study at the University of Sussex in England, he returned to complete a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in sociology. His dissertation, Factors Influencing Attitudes Toward Controversial Research : Quantitatively Disentangling the Social from the Scientific, explores the attitudes toward the study of extraterrestrial intelligence by the scientific community. Other publications include numerous articles for IUR and the Journal of UFO Studies, and UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference: a Catalog and Data Analysis (Evanston, IL: Center for UFO Studies, 1981). In this interview, we talk to Mark about CUFOS, his interests in UFOs, and an exciting new project he has helped create called UFODATA. Mark, along other scientists and professionals, started UFODATA in order to develop observation stations that will obtain scientific data on UFOs. For more information about CUFOS, visit, and for more information about UFODATA, visit
Oct 28, 2015
Robert Powell, MUFON's Top 10 UFO Cases of 2014
Robert Powell is the Director of Research for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), and the head of MUFON's Scientific Review Board (SRB). For the past several years, the SRB has been putting together a top 10 list that they release at the MUFON Symposiums every summer. The 2014 list just came out a few weeks ago at the 2015 MUFON Symposium in September. Although months have passed, Powell explains that the board needs that time to be sure the investigation of each case in 2014 is completed, and to have time for the SRN to review and do their own analysis. In this interview we go over how the top 10 list is created, and review some of the top cases. For more about the MUFON SRB, visit:
Oct 20, 2015
Lorien Fenton, Alien Experiences
Lorien Fenton is the Marin/Sonoma Section Director for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). She produces conferences, including the UFO CON. She is also the host of several weekly radio shows, including California MUFON Radio. Later this month, Lorien is producing a unique event called UFO CON: The Experiencer Event. At this event people will be broken up into groups to share their experiences. The groups will represent the various types of experiences people who believe they have been in contact with extraterrestrial beings believe to have experienced. In this interview we talk to her about the inspiration for her conference and the book she plans to write on these different types of alien encounters. You can read more about the conference at, and you find out more about Lorien at
Oct 06, 2015
Michael Twichell, Aether Gravity and Ancient Aliens
Michael Twichell is an electrical engineer who believes he has discovered an ancient technology that has been lost to the ages. His book on his theory is called Aether Gravity, which is also what he calls his theory. He believes this theory is the key to unlocking the secrets behind antigravity.  He thinks ancient civilizations may have used it and extraterrestrial civilizations may use it to power their spacecraft. He thinks it may have been aliens who shared the theory with ancient human civilizations. In this theory we talk to Michael about his theory.
Sep 22, 2015
Ron Felber, The Mohave Alien Abduction Incident
Ron Felber is an author who says he met an interesting and credible couple several years ago who say they have been abducted by aliens. Ron investigated their claims and says he believes what they are saying is true. After years knowing the couple, Ron has decided to write a book based on their experiences. In this interview we talk to Ron about how he learned of the incident, his thoughts about their alleged alien abduction, and he will read some passages from his book that gives us some insight into the horrifying experiences the couple claims to have endured. For more about Ron and his books, visit
Sep 14, 2015
Gene Steinberg, UFOs Over the Years
Gene Steinberg is currently the host of the Paracast paranormal podcast. The podcast has been running almost 10 years now, but Gene has been involved with UFOs much longer than that. Back in the 60s he began writing about UFOs for a newsletter and has been involved with UFO publishing and broadcasting ever since. In this interview we talk about UFO research and alleged alien contacts over the years and where we are at today. For more about the Paracast visit:
Sep 01, 2015
Robert Powell and Morgan Beall - The Puerto Rico UFO Video
On April 25, 2013, during a routine flight of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) DHC-8 Turboprop aircraft in Puerto Rico, the crew spotted an unusual object. They caught the object on their thermal imaging system as it flew in from the ocean, over Rafael Hernandez Airport, then back out into the ocean. The crew did not know what it was they caught on video. Eventually, a UFO field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) discovered the existence of the video from a friend, who then allowed her and other trusted individuals to examine the video. She brought the video to Florida MUFON State Director Morgan Beall, who helped her put together a team that included Robert Powell, MUFON's Director of Research. This team of individuals, all of whom have scientific backgrounds and/or work in technology, then spent over a year investigating the video to determine what the object might have been. They ruled out planes, balloons, drones, and birds, and, in the end, have not been able to discover its origins. In this interview, we talk to Beall and Powell about the group's investigation, the details of their findings, including the analysis of radar data they received via a Freedom of Information Act Request, and the feedback they have received regarding their report. To find out more about their investigation, visit:
Aug 20, 2015
Noe Torres - Cowboys, Aliens and Area 51
Noe Torres is a UFO researcher and author. He has co-written several of his UFO books with his research partner Ruben Uriarte. Some of his UFO books include: Mexico's Roswell, Aliens in the Forest, The Other Roswell: UFO Crash on the Texas-Mexico Border, The Coyame Incident, and Cowboys and Aliens. In his professional life Noe is a librarian. His entrance into writing was with books about baseball, but eventually turned to the topic of UFOs. We will talk to Noe about how his interest in UFOs and aliens began, and why he began writing about the phenomenon. We also talk to him about some of his unique research into Area 51. For more about Noe visit:
Aug 10, 2015
UFO News with Martin Willis
It is another UFO news roundup, but this time with our new UFO news buddy, Martin Willis of Podcast UFO. Martin and I talk about late breaking news, including a Rock Star's hints at a new UFO video project underway in Washington D.C., UFO cultists, and night vision UFO videos from Tucson, Arizona.
Jul 27, 2015
Curt Collins, Amazing Texas UFO Encounter
Curt Collins is a UFO researcher and founder of the website where he posts his work. Among other cases, Curt has taken a particular interest in the Cash-Landrum Texas UFO Encounter. The Cash-Landrum incident took place in 1980. Betty Cash, Vickie Landrum, and Vickie's seven-year-old grandson, Colby Landrum, claimed to have encountered a UFO on the road near Dayton, Texas. It made the vehicle very hot and the group apparently suffered from physical effects due to the encounter. In this interview, we talk to Curt about how he got involved with UFO research, his findings regarding the Cash-Landrum incident, his work with the Roswell Slides Research Group, and much more. To find out more about Curt, visit his website:
Jul 20, 2015
Ron Regehr, Aerospace Engineer and UFO Researcher
Ron Regehr spent the majority of his life as an aerospace engineer. From helping develop space fairing vehicles with NASA, to working on secret defense projects, he had an exciting and interesting career. He has also had a great interest in the UFO topic, and has been researching it since he was young. What is even more exciting is the interesting ways in which his career and his interest in UFOs has intertwined. In this interview we talk to Ron about how he got interested in UFOs, some of the research he has been involved with, and some of the interesting UFO events and people he has interacted with. This includes getting to know Bob Lazar before and after his claims about Area 51, and ties to Roswell. This includes getting to know Bob Lazar before and after his claims about Area 51 and his findings regarding the famous Roswell photos.
Jul 13, 2015
Denice Marcel, Roswell's Legacy
Denice Marcel is the granddaughter of Jesse Marcel, the intelligence officer at the Roswell Army Air Field in 1947 who was the first person from the military to handle the debris found in the desert outside of Roswell which some believe was an extraterrestrial spacecraft. Denice's father, Jesse Marcel Jr., also handled some of the material, and both Jesse Sr. and Jesse Jr. say that the materials were not merely from weather or test balloons. They both believe the material was not manufactured on this planet. Denice grew up with the Roswell mystery and has been interested in the topic of UFOs her entire life. She has recently accepted the position as the California Mutual UFO Network's Los Angeles section director. We talk to Denice about what it was like growing up in the Marcel family and her new position with MUFON. Visit Los Angeles MUFON at
Jun 29, 2015
Rob Mercer, US Air Force UFO Files Cache Discovered
Rob Mercer is a field investigator and a state section director in Ohio for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). He also runs the Miami Valley UFO Society. Ron has been investigating UFOs for decades, and always keeps an eye out for UFO material popping up on Craigslist. He is especially watchful given his location, which is near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, home of the US Air Force's only public UFO Investigation called Project Blue Book. Recently his efforts paid off and he received boxes full of Project Blue Book UFO files that have been in the private archives of former Blue Book investigators. In this interview, we talk to Rob about his own personal UFO sightings, how he got involved  in UFO research, how he obtained these Blue Book files, and what he found within them! For more about the files, visit
Jun 15, 2015
Stan Schatt, Extraterrestrial First Contact
Stan Schatt is an author and futurist who has been interested in UFOs for many years. He recently published a nonfiction book titled Extraterrestrial First Contact: Past, Present, and Future, which he followed up with a fiction book on a similar subject titled Alien Love. We talk to Stan about his thoughts and research into how the public may react if an alien race were to publicly engage in communication with the human race, and what scenarios for first contact are possible. Stan Schatt grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and now resides in Carlsbad, California. He has written thirty books on a wide variety of subjects ranging from fiction to technology. He was awarded a Fulbright Professorship to Tokyo and Keio Universities. Schatt earned best teaching citations from the University of Southern California and DeVry Institute of Technology. Schatt also received outstanding research awards from Giga Information Group and Forrester Research. To find his books, visit his page.
Jun 08, 2015
Bill Wickersham, UFOs and Nuclear Weapons
Bill Wickersham is an adjunct professor of peace studies at the University of Missouri–Columbia, and a UFO enthusiasts. He has been researching and lecturing on the topic for years. He has written several articles and opinion pieces that have been published in newspapers such as the Columbia Daily Tribune, and appears regularly on KBIA Mid-Missouri Public Radio to discuss UFO news. In this interview, we talk to Bill about how he got interested in the topic of UFOs, what his colleagues think of his paranormal interests, correlations he sees between UFOs and nuclear weapons, and much more.
Jun 02, 2015
Kevin Randle, The Roswell Slides Unraveled
Kevin Randle is a preeminent Roswell researcher and author. He is also a member of the Roswell Dream Team, which has been tied to the investigation, and recent unraveling, of photographs that were purported to show an alien body from the Roswell crash in 1947. So who is the Roswell Dream Team, and why do there seem to be members of this team debunking the slides, and others supporting the idea that they show something anomalous?  In this interview, we ask Kevin those questions while examining what happened, and the discoveries that have shown the alien to actually be the mummified body of a young boy. At the beginning of the show, we are also joined by our new news correspondent, Martin Willis of Podcast UFO. For more information about Kevin, visit his website at
May 26, 2015
Luigi Vendittelli, Investigating Alien Contact
Luigi Vendittelli has been investigating UFOs in the Montreal area for decades. However, researching lights in the sky became mundane compared do the reports of alien contacts he began receiving. Although seemingly farfetched, Luigi began investigating these alleged cases of alien contact and he has found several of them to be very credible and compelling. In this interview, we talk to Luigi about some of these amazing cases and the incredible evidence he says he has uncovered. To contact Luigi, and to find out more about his drone work, visit his drone services site at:
May 05, 2015
Jennifer Stein, UFO Filmmaker
Jennifer Stein is a filmmaker and entrepreneur. Her UFO documentaries have won her 4 EBE Awards at EBE Film Festival held every year at the International UFO Congress. Two of her films won 2 awards each. Jennifer is a self-taught filmmaker, and has never attended film school. She began making films in the 1990s while running non-profit organizations, raising her two children, and running a special events business. In this interview we talk to Jennifer about how and why she got into making UFO documentaries. We also talk to her about her latest film about the Travis Walton abduction, and her continuing work on the project. For more information about Jennifer and her films, visit:
Apr 21, 2015
Ben Hansen, Presidential UFO Deception
Ben Hansen is the former host of Fact or Faked: Paranormal files on the SyFy channel, where they investigated paranormal cases, often attempting to reproduce the phenomena. Often they were able to uncover hoaxes, and innocent misidentifications. However, some cases they were unable to explain. Since the show ended, Hansen has continued his investigations into the paranormal, and is a frequent lecturer at paranormal conference. He also runs Night Vision Optics, and hold UFO night sky watching events. Hansen has a background in law enforcement, and spent years as an FBI agent. He has conducted thousands of interviews, and while not formerly educated in the area of body language analysis, he has a lot of experiencing working with experts. Last year Bill Clinton appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Kimmel asked the former president about UFOs. Ben thought his body language was peculiar, so he conducted an analysis that he posted on YouTube. Recently, Obama also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and was also asked about UFOs. Hansen analyzed that interview as well. In both interviews, Hansen believes the presidents were not sharing everything they knew. In this interview we interview Hansen and discuss what he found in his analysis. Read more about Ben at
Apr 13, 2015
Jeremy Corbell, UFO Documentarian
Jeremy Corbell is an investigative filmmaker and artist based in Los Angeles. Corbell has been deep in the trenches documenting extra-ordinary individuals and their belief systems. This research has taken him into the life of the enigmatic “Godfather of Conspiracy” John Lear, and under the microscope for the surgical removal of alleged Off-World Alien Implants. With access to NASA, Corbell has filmed the analysis of anomalous materials alleged to be physical evidence of extraterrestrial nano-technology from UFO landing sites and Alien abduction cases. In this interview we talk to Jeremy about his interest in UFOs and extraterrestrials, and some of his latest films. For more information about Jeremy, and to view his films, visit his website at:
Apr 06, 2015
Larry Holcombe, Presidents and UFOs
Larry Holcombe took up writing after retiring from a long career in sales. He has had a lifetime interest in the UFO topic, so his first book The Great River Disclosure was a fiction based off of his UFO beleifs. Having done well as an author, Holcombe proposed to his literary agent the idea of doing a non-fiction book on UFOs. He had been told an amazing story about how Nixon's reelection committee had wanted a movie on UFOs to be made and proposed it include real UFO film provided by the Air Force. This idea expanded into a book not just about Nixon's UFO interests, but all Presidents from FDR to Obama. The idea was picked up St. Martin's Press, and his book The Presidents and UFOs:A Secret History from FDR to Obama came out on March 17, 2015. In this interview, we talk to Holcombe about the making of the book, the research he conducted to write the book, and some of the amazing stories in the book. For more about Larry, visit his wesbite at
Mar 30, 2015
Jack Weiner, Allagash Alien Abductions
Jack Weiner along with his twin brother, Jim, and his friends Chuck Foltz and Charles Rak believe they were abducted during a kayaking trip in Maine in 1976. They had an incredible UFO encounter, and when some of them began having nightmares, they underwent regression therapy, separately. Their accounts of what happened during their UFO encounter in 1976, which they had not remembered consciously, were remarkably similar. Last week we aired an interview with Jim Weiner. This week we interview his brother, Jack, to get his perspective. Medical issues have prevented Jack from being able to travel with his brother to participate in lectures on their experiences. That makes this a rare interview with one of the key figures of the Allagash Abductions. For more about Jack, Jim, their experiences, and their art, visit:
Mar 16, 2015
Jim Weiner, Allagash Alien Abductions
Jim Weiner along with his twin brother, Jack, and his friends Chuck Foltz and Charles Rak believe they were abducted during a kayaking trip in Maine in 1976. They had an incredible UFO encounter, and when some of them began having nightmares, they underwent regression therapy, separately. Their accounts of what happened during their UFO encounter in 1976, which they had not remembered consciously, were remarkably similar. In this interview Jim talks about the events, and how they effected his life afterwards. Jim presently works at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, in Boston, Massachusetts, as an Assistant Director in the school’s Technology Department, where he provides technical and administrative Macintosh computer support to the college’s students, staff, and faculty. Read more at:
Mar 09, 2015
Kathleen Marden, Alien Experiences
Kathleen Marden is an abduction researcher and author. As the niece of Betty Hill, she had an early and unique introduction to this field. Betty Hill and her husband, Barney, were the victims in the first widely publicized alleged alien abduction in the United States. Kathleen's worked with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) for years as an investigator and as their Director of Field Investigator Training. She then went on to publish several books. Her first couple were co-written with well-known UFO researcher Stanton Friedman, and her last with Denise Stoner. In this interview we talk to Kathleen about her work, and her recent revelation that she too has had extraterrestrial experiences. For more about Kathleen and her work, visit her website at
Feb 09, 2015
Reverend Michael Carter: God, ETs and The Evolution of Human Consciousness
Reverend Michael Carter is an ordained minister and lectures extensively on the topic of religion and UFOs. He is the author of the book Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials in the Holy Bible, and has recently published a new book, A New World If You Can Take It: God, Extraterrestrials and The Evolution of Human Consciousness. He can be seen on the History Channel's popular series Ancient Aliens and The Real 4400, and he has appeared on the Sci-Fi Channel's Abduction Diaries. He believes he has himself been in contact with extraterrestrial beings. Reverend Carter has also served as a staff chaplain at several hospitals. In this interview we discuss his new book, his experiences, and the messages that he believes we are being sent by beings not of this world. For more information about Reverend Carter and his books, visit his website
Jan 26, 2015
Bill McDonald, UFO Researcher and Artist
Bill McDonald has been researching UFOs and their occupants for decades. He has a background in military aviation and forensic anthropology as an artist. In cooperation with Roswell UFO researchers and Testors models manager John Andrews, McDonald used techniques he learned in forensic art to design an accurate portrayal of the Roswell spacecraft according to witness testimony. This drawing was then designed into a Testors model kit. In this interview we talk to Bill about his decades of research and what he has learned. For more information and to see Bill's  artwork, visit his website at
Jan 19, 2015
Lee Speigel, 2014 UFO Year in Review
It is once again time for Jason and I to review the best UFO stories of the year, and once again we are joined by Huffington Post Weird News Reporter Lee Speigel. Read more about the top 2014 UFO stories at Read Lee's top UFO stories of the year article at the Huffington Post.  
Dec 30, 2014
Nick Pope, Britain's Most Famous UFO Case
Nick Pope was in charge of the British Ministry of Defence’s UFO desk from 1991 to 1994. It was his job to officially investigate UFO reports, and although he was skeptical at first, the reports convinced him of the serious nature of the phenomenon. He has been an advocate for the serious investigation of UFO sightings ever since. Recently, he co-wrote a book on the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, Encounter in Rendlesham Forest,  with two of the main witnesses, John Burroughs and Jim Penniston. This case involved multiple military witnesses seeing UFOs outside of two US Air Force bases in the UK, on lease from the British military. The events took place over several days during the holiday season of 1980. Controversy continues to surround the incident and Pope's new book as well. We talk to Pope about the book, the controversy, and his views on some of the most important UFO stories of the year. For more information about Nick Pope and his work, visit:
Dec 22, 2014
Doug Trumbull, Special Effects Guru and UFO Hunter
Doug Trumbull is listed on IMDb as a "Legendary filmmaker and visual effects pioneer." Among others, he was a special effects supervisor for 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek: The Movie, and Blade Runner. All some of the biggest classics in science fiction movie history. However, what is less known is that Doug is also a UFO hunter. He has labeled his UFO hunting efforts the UFOTOG project (a meshing of the words UFO and photography). This has included a Hummer decked out with photographic equipment, and a short film about a man searching for UFOs. We talk to Doug about UFOs and special effects, and his UFOTOG project. We are also joined by MUFON chief photo analyst, Marc Dantonio, who has been assisting Trumbull with the UFOTOG project. You can read more about Trumbull at his website,
Dec 08, 2014
Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, Alien Encounters in Mesoamerica
Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, a Professor Emeritus at Montana State University, has dedicated her life and career to working with indigenous populations. She is the author of Encounters With Star People, and has a new book coming out in December titled, Sky People: Untold Stories of Alien Encounters in Mesoamerica. As a teenager to follow in the footsteps of two 19th-century explorers, John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, who brought the ancient Maya cities to the world's attention. Dr. Clarke set out on a seven-year adventure (from 2003 through 2010) through Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico, collecting stories of encounters, sky gods, giants, little people, and aliens among the indigenous people. She drove more than 12,000 miles, visiting 89 archaeological sites (Stephens and Catherwood visited only 44) and conducting nearly 100 individual interviews. For more about Dr. Sixkiller and her work, visit:
Nov 24, 2014
Chase Kloetzke, UFO and Paranormal Investigator and Author
Chase Kloetzke is an author and paranormal investigator. For many years she was a UFO field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network and spent some time leading MUFON's Star Team. This team is deployed to help investigate MUFON's most important cases and is made up of MUFON's best investigators. We talk to Chase about paranormal and UFO investigations, including her incredible encounter with what might have been an extraterrestrial. We also discuss her thoughts on MUFON. For more information about Chase, visit
Nov 17, 2014
Richard Dolan, Alien Abduction, Area 51, MUFON, and Breakaway Civilizations
Author Richard Dolan has often been referred to as a UFO historian, but he is also a researcher, lecturer, TV personality and one of the most interesting, and sometimes controversial, participants in what is often called Ufology. In this interview, I catch up with Richard at Travis Walton's Skyfire Summit in Heber/Overgaard, AZ. We discuss Walton's case, Bob Lazar's upcoming appearance at the UFO Congress, controversy that is beginning to develop online about Dolan's concept of a "Breakaway Civilization," and Richard and I debate who is the puppet master behind the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), or if one even exists. Controversy, speculation, and thoughtful analysis abound in this latest episode of Open Minds UFO Radio. For more about Richard Dolan visit:
Nov 10, 2014
Lee Speigel, Nazi secret weapons and UFOs on the Moon
Lee Speigel has been researching and discussing UFOs in the media for decades. He is now a journalist for the Huffington Post's Weird News, where he writes about UFOs. His stories reach an international mainstream media audience, and often get picked up by other major media outlets. In this interview, we catch up with Lee's latest stories, as we like to do periodically. We discuss his story about an alleged German UFO documentary that claims the UFO that crashed in Roswell was a secret Nazi weapon, and an interesting case of a purported UFO captured on video near the moon. Read Lee's stories at
Nov 04, 2014
John Burroughs, Rendlesham UFO Witness
John Burroughs is one of the primary witnesses to a mass UFO sighting in December, 1980. He and others saw UFOs on multiple nights near the Bentwaters Royal Air Force Base in Suffolk, UK, which was on lease to the US Air Force. Now he is suffering from medical issues that may be related to these events, but is being denied his military medical records. A couple weeks ago we spoke with his lawyer, Pat Frascogna, who says the records are classified. In fact, the USAF denied Burroughs was in the military at all in 1980, but they have fixed this "error" at the behest of a request from Arizona Senator John McCain's office. We talk to John about what he experienced in the Rendlesham forest, outside of RAF Bentwaters, and we ask about other controversial aspects of his sightings, such as the dates of the events, which have been debated. We also talk about his efforts to get his military records, and to get other documents released regarding the Rendlesham forest incident. These efforts have included getting the UK government to admit that they have not released all of their UFO files, as they claimed a few years ago. You can follow John on his Facebook page.
Oct 27, 2014
Travis Walton, UFO Abduction Update
Travis Walton had one of the most famous and fascinating alleged UFO abduction experiences. It was documented in the movie Fire in the Sky. However, while the movie did portray much of the events surrounding the encounter accurately, the events onboard the spacecraft were completely fictional. What Travis really remembers is much more fascinating. You can listen to us talk about the events in our last show with Travis. However, this time, Travis and I talk about his upcoming conference to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the event. It includes a sky watch at the location the sighting took place. We also talk about our appearance together on Keeping up with the Kardashians. We went with the Kardashian/Jenner clan to Area 51. For more about Travis' conference visit
Oct 21, 2014
Nancy Birnes, UFO Magazine Editor
Nancy Birnes is the former editor of UFO Magazine. She has been a journalist she was in 11th grade in1964. She has won many awards, including the Samuel Shellabarger Award for Creative Writing when she graduated from Princeton, summa cum laude, in 1979. Her husband Bill Birnes, was co-host of the TV show UFO Hunters, and has authored several books. We talk to Nancy about UFO Magazine, its status, and how she and Bill got involved with it. We also talk about Bill's controversial book on UFO whistleblower retired Army Colonel Phillip Corso, The Day After Roswell. Nancy and Bill host a podcast called Future Theater. You can find out more about Nancy on their website:
Oct 13, 2014
Pat Frascogna, UFO Lawyer
Pat Fascogna is a lawyer who has taken up the case of two men who were witnesses to one of the most important UFO events. John Burroughs and Jim Penniston were part of Air Force Security at the Bentwaters Air Force base in 1980 when they were sent to check out anomalous lights being seen in Rendlesham Forest. They both got close to a large, bright, glowing light, and Penniston says he examined and touched a triangular craft that floated above the forest floor. The next night many other base personnel, including the deputy base commander, also saw UFOs. Burroughs and Penniston now suspect that medical issues they have developed may be related to their UFO experience. However, the government has withheld their medical records. They enlisted the help of Frascogna, who we talk to about their efforts to get these records. Some of which, Frascogna believes have been classified.
Oct 06, 2014
Norio Hayakawa, UFOs in New Mexico
Norio has been investigating UFOs for decades. He specializes in his home state of New Mexico, especially regarding the alleged secret base in Dulce and cattle mutilations in that area. Norio has also spent a lot of time researching Area 51. In 1990, Norio created the Civilian Intelligence Network, which he calls "a citizens' oversight committee on government accountability, a grassroots watchdog group established to help ensure liberty, justice and freedom of information for all." We talk to Norio about his research and an upcoming conference he has organized in the Albuquerque area. You can read more about the conference at, and follow Norio's work on his Facebook page.
Sep 29, 2014
Angel Espino, UFO Radio Host/Producer
Angel Espino is the host of Skywatchers Radio, a program that focuses on the UFO phenomenon, and the founder and producer of Public Streaming Network (PSN) Radio. PSN is an entire network of radio shows of various topics, many of them paranormal related. Managing the network, and participating in the production of many UFO radio shows over the last several years, has allowed Angel to stay up to speed with the cutting edge of UFO research. We talk to Angel about how he got interested in UFOs, some of his favorite interviews, and his outlook on the state of UFO research, what he thinks visiting extraterrestrials may be up to, and the idea of UFO disclosure. For more about angel and PSN Radio, visit
Sep 22, 2014
Lakita Adams, UFOs in North Carolina
Lakita Adams is the state director for the North Carolina chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). Lakita's interest in the UFO subject began when she was nine years old, and witnessed a large fireball with her parents.  In high school, she wrote her first research paper on the subject of UFOs, and for the last 12 years has studied the subject. In 2011, she became a MUFON Field Investigator in North Carolina, and has investigated over 100 cases. She has a BA in English from UNC-G, and has taught in the Randolph County Schools, Randolph Community College and the NC Zoo, where she was an environmental educator for several years. We talk to Lakita about some of the great sightings they have received lately and their investigations. For more information about North Carolina MUFON, visit:
Sep 11, 2014
Yvonne Smith, Alien Abductions at the Hotel del Coronado
Yvonne Smith is a hypnotherapist and has been one of the leading researchers of alien abduction for decades. She has made many media appearances, and has been at the forefront of the topic. She founded the Close Encounter Research Organization (CERO) in 1991 to help inform the public on the phenomenon and to provide support for those who feel they have experienced alien abduction. Yvonne has recently released a new book, Coronado: The President, The Secret Service and Alien Abductions. The book chronicles her investigation of strange events that took place during a conference in 1994 at the famous Hotel del Coronado, which she hosted. During the conference, U.S. President Bill Clinton gave a talk in another part of the hotel. Over the years, Yvonne has uncovered evidence that some of the attendees of the conference may have been abducted, despite the heavy presence of secret service personnel due to the president's visit. We talk to Yvonne about her work and her new book. For more about CERO, Yvonne, and her new book, visit:
Aug 25, 2014
Frank Kimbler, Roswell UFO Debris Discoveries
Frank Kimbler teaches Geology and other earth sciences at the high school and college level at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Upon moving to Roswell, Kimbler decided to put his skills to use to try and find physical evidence of the alleged UFO crash in the nearby desert. He has since found several pieces of metal and plastic that he finds very interesting. One piece of metal has undergone isoptic analysis that has shown the piece may have been manufactured off-planet. We catch up with Kimbler to find where he is in the testing of his materials and to find out about his new discoveries.
Aug 18, 2014
Ruben Uriarte and Carlos Guzman, UFOs over Mexico
Ruben Uriarte and Carlos Guzman have been investigating UFO cases in Mexico for decades. Carlos from Mexico, and Ruben from this side of the border. They and their colleagues have collaborated on an updated English version of the book UFOs Over Mexico: Encounters With Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. The first version of the book was published in Mexico in Spanish by authors Carlos Guzman and Alfonso Salazar. American authors and UFO investigators Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte recently added more case files and republished it in English. The book contains some amazing UFO cases, including possible UFO crashes. We talk to authors Ruben and Carlos about their investigations and some of the cases in the book. To purchase the book and find out more about the authors, visit:
Aug 11, 2014
Marc D'Antonio - UFO Photography and UFOTOG Update
Marc D'Antonio is the chief photo and video analyst for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). Marc has been involved with MUFON since 1971 and has a vast amount of experience investigating UFO cases. He is also the owner of FX Models where they work on CGI and physical models for the entertainment industry as well as defense contractors among others. It was in this line of work that Marc began working with motion picture special effects guru Doug Trumbull, who it turns out also has an interest in UFOs. We get an update from Marc on a project he and Trumbull are working on called UFOTOG. This project intends to build units that scan the sky with cameras and other sensors to gather large amounts of data, beside just pictures or video, during UFO sightings. We also talked to Marc about his recent appearances on several UFO related television programs.
Aug 07, 2014
David Pares, Warp Engines and UFOs
David Pares is an adjunct professor at several colleges, including the University of Nebraska where he is the faculty advisor for their Mutual UFO Network student organization. He has degrees in geography and engineering science, and teaches classes in meteorology, physics, astronomy, geography, geology, statistics and physical science. Pares believes he has unlocked the key to warp technology, and that he and his team of engineers and graduate students have constructed a working warp engine that demonstrates this technology. Last time we talked with Pares he had tested the warp effect on lasers. However, now he has an engine, and is building a UAV that he hopes he will be able to propel with a warp engine. He has patents on the warp technology and has formed the company Space Warp Dynamics, LLC. For more about Pares' space warp project, visit
Jul 28, 2014
Margie Kay, Missouri UFO and Paranormal Investigations
Margie Kay is a paranormal and UFO investigator, author, and national speaker. Margie is the assistant state director of Missouri MUFON, where they have been experiencing an increase in UFO sightings for the past few years. She will speak to us about some of her recent cases and where the sightings seem to be concentrated. She will also talk to us about a remarkable sighting report from 1969 they recently received, and her ideas about the links between UFO sightings and other paranormal phenomena. You can find out more about Margie at
Jul 15, 2014
William Hopp, Abductee Filmmaker
William Hopp is the founder of Collective Minds Media and has had a lifelong interest in the Paranormal, especially alien abduction. He suffers from sleep paralysis and can attest to the feelings of a strange presence hiding in the room and the disorientation caused by sleep paralysis. However, he also can draw the distinction between what people report as alien abductions and what he experiences during sleep paralysis. His interest in the alien abduction phenomenon has inspired him to make a movie about what people really experience, unlike the Hollywood versions that we have seen thus far that often change the facts to suit what they believe the audience wants to see. The movie's website explains, "Abductee is a chilling found footage film set in the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. Terrifying in a way that few other horror films are, Abductee explores the bizarre and misunderstood world of alien abduction. Through a first person account, we come to know the fear and mental anguish that befalls a man as he attempts to unravel the mystery of what happens to him when he is alone in the middle of the night." For more information about the movie, visit:
Jun 30, 2014
Kevin Randle, UFO Deception and Cover-ups
Kevin Randle is an author and UFO researcher. He has written many books on UFOs and his latest is called The Government UFO Files: The Conspiracy of Cover-Up. We caught up with Kevin this week to talk about government disinformation, fascinating government UFO files, and cover-up. Kevin is a retired lieutenant colonel who served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and in Iraq as a battalion intelligence officer. He began writing for UFO magazines and eventually moved onto books. He has appeared on countless radio and television programs in the mid-1990s hosted his own show on KTSM Radio in El Paso, Texas. He has written books about UFOs, science fiction, action adventure and even a vampire novel called, cleverly, VAMPYR. His blog can be found at
Jun 23, 2014
Chris Lambright, UFOs over Kirtland Air Force Base
Chris Lambright has studied the UFO images captured by Paul Bennewitz over Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, and he believes they may be something much more mysterious than top secret USAF aircraft. Chris has written a book title X Descending in which he documents his investigation of the images, and his interviews with Paul Bennewitz, and others involved with the events. We talk to Chris about how he got involved with this investigation and other controversial aspects of the Bennewitz case. Be sure to visit Chris's website and download the book at:
Jun 16, 2014
UFO News and Majestic 12 Investigation
In this episode, Jason and Alejandro cover the latest UFO news, including a remarkable video allegedly captured by Homeland Security of a UFO in Puerto Rico. We then play the audio from a recent YouTube video we posted on the investigation of the origins of the Majestic 12 documents, and the elaborate disinformation story they are related to. To view the YouTube video visit: To read more and see the sources for the story visit:
Jun 09, 2014
Linda Zimmermann, Hudson Valley UFOs
Linda Zimmerman is an author and paranormal researcher. While investigating UFOs in New York's Hudson Valley, many people shared with her their UFO experiences. She decided to investigate and found that not only is the area abundant in ghost sightings but also in reports of UFOs. She has found so much material that she has written two books on UFOs in the Hudson Valley. Linda wasn't always focused on the paranormal, she earned a B.S. in Chemistry and a Master's in English. With a wide range of interests she decided to write. She is now the author of 30 books and a popular speaker. Her first book on Hudson Valley UFO sightings was made into an award winning documentary. We talk to Linda about how she went from chemistry to the paranormal, and what she has found investigating UFOs. For more about Lind visit her site at, or purchase her books on Amazon.
Jun 02, 2014
Jeremy Meador, UFO Crashes in Nevada
Jeremy Meador is a paranormal investigator who has been researching alleged UFO crashes in the Nevada desert. After hearing of the crashes he decided to find out if there was any truth to the rumors. Surprisingly, he has been able to speak to dozens of people who say they have knowledge of the crashes. Some of them have been first hand witnesses. We will talk to Jeremy about how and why he began his investigation and his findings. For more about the Ely crash and to see the images we refer to in the show, visit For more about this and Jeremy's other paranormal investigations, visit
May 19, 2014
Christopher O’Brien, Cattle Mutilations
Christopher O'Brien is an investigator of the unusual. He has written several books on his findings. His field investigation of UFO reports, unexplained livestock deaths, Native American legends, cryptozoological animals, secret military activity and the folklore, found in the world's largest alpine valley, has produced one of the largest databases of unusual occurrences gathered from a single geographic region. His new book Stalking the Herd (600 pages 2014) is the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of “cattle mutilations.” It is destined to become the go-to textbook examining this complicated mystery. We talk to Chris about his new book, some of the amazing cases he covers, and the myriad of theories as to why these mysterious cattle mutilations occur. For more information about Chris, visit his website at:
May 12, 2014
Matty Beckerman, Director of Alien Abduction
Matty Beckerman produced and directed the new movie Alien Abduction, which also includes the Brown Mountain lights mystery. In fact, he got the idea for the movie from stories of strange lights and disappearances in the Brown Mountains of North Carolina. Beckerman says when he first started looking into the mystery to prepare for the filming of the movie he was skeptical. However, now he has seen the lights himself and is convinced that not only are the Brown Mountain lights truly an anomalous phenomena, but alien abductions are really too! We talk to Beckerman about the making of Alien Abduction, and the experiences and research that changed his mind about extraterrestrial visitation and UFOs. For more information about Beckerman and the movie, visit:
May 05, 2014
Roger Marsh, UFO Writer
Roger Marsh is a UFO writer, author, playwright and independent filmmaker. He is editor of the monthly MUFON UFO Journal for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), where he also serves as the Director of Communication.  He is the National UFO Examiner at, and blogs for the Huffington Post. Marsh tells how his UFO interests stem from an incredible sighting his family had when he was a kid. He then had a remarkable sighting of his own. This helped encourage Marsh to investigate UFOs and other paranormal topics. We talk about this and some of the interesting UFO cases that MUFON has received in the last couple of weeks. For more information about Roger, visit:
Apr 29, 2014
Lee Speigel, Recent UFO Sightings
There have been a lot of UFO pictures and videos popping up in the news all around the world lately. In order to take a closer look at these UFO sightings, Jason and I invited Lee Speigel from the Huffington Post to join us and go over these cases. Some of them we suspect are misidentifications. However, some of them we have no explanation for. To see the stories we are talking about, visit: You can read more about Lee Speigel at:
Apr 23, 2014
Thomas Reed, UFO and Alien Encounters
Thomas Reed and his brother began experiencing strange events in the 1960s, beginning with a UFO encounter. Some of their encounters were witnessed by others and investigated by UFO researcher J. Allen Hynek, who was an astronomer and consultant for the Air Force's official investigation into UFOs. The Reed brothers’ encounters include memories of being taken by strange creatures and examined. They describe ant people and strange looking humanoids. Although Reed still does not know what really may have happened, he believes at least some of his encounters had something to do with extraterrestrials. In this show we talk to Thomas about his encounters and the physical evidence found by investigators. For more on Thomas Reed visit
Apr 15, 2014
Mark Pilkington & Roland Denning, Government UFO Disinformation
Mark Pilkington is the writer and Roland Denning is the co-director to a new documentary on UFO disinformation called Mirage Men. Much of the movie includes interviews with ex-Air Force Office of Special Investigation Agent Richard Doty. Doty says he was part of an elaborate program to disseminate disinformation to Ufologists throughout the 80s. He continues to claim he has official knowledge of the Air Force’s UFO and extraterrestrial secrets. We talk about Doty’s claims, the circumstance surrounding his disinformation, and the UFO mythology which has its roots in Doty’s disinformation and hoaxing campaign. You can watch the documentary here, and read more about it at
Apr 07, 2014
Patty Greer, Crop Circle Filmmaker
Patty Greer is a Crop Circle filmmaker, but she hasn’t always been. In fact, it was an experience she had in a Crop Circle that compelled her to begin making the films. Patty is a musician and had no experience with filmmaking. However, she acted on the compulsion and now has 6 films on Crop Circles, UFOs, and extraterrestrials. Patty tells us how this all came about and explains how she believes the circles are made, and the messages the makers are giving us. Read more at Patty's website:
Mar 10, 2014
Jan Harzan, Director of the Mutual UFO Network
Jan Harzan is the Executive Director of the Mutual UFO Network. Jan has been a MUFON member for decades and has been involved with the administration of the organization at the national level for many years. His interest in UFOs began with an extraordinary sighting he had as a child. This sighting also influenced his career path. We talk to Jan about this sighting, an interesting encounter he had with retired Lockheed Skunk Works director Ben Rich, and the future of MUFON. For more information on MUFON visit
Mar 04, 2014
Lee Speigel, 2014 UFO Congress Recap
Lee Speigel, Jason McClellan, and Alejandro Rojas review some of the highlights of the 2014 International UFO Congress (IUFOC). There were a lot of great speakers, and some UFO news that was made at this year’s IUFOC. We talk about those newsmakers and dissect the significance of some of the programs at the IUFOC. If you were unable to make this year you will get a breakdown of some of the lectures you might want to purchase on DVD. If you were there you can share in our excitement to recap some of the great moments on the week. There were a lot of great presentations, and in this hour and then some, we get to a lot of the speakers, but unfortunately not all. There was just so much to talk about. Rest assured most of the speakers have made appearances on Open Minds UFO radio, and if they have not, they soon will.
Feb 24, 2014
Jason Martell, Ancient Alien Research
For over 15 years, Jason Martell has been one of the leading researchers and lectures specializing in ancient civilization technologies. Martell's research has been featured worldwide on numerous television and radio networks such as The Discovery Channel, Syfy Channel, and the BBC. He is currently a regular guest on the show "Ancient Aliens" on the History Channel. His latest book "Knowledge Apocalypse" is available on Martell garnered worldwide attention by recreating a working model of one of science's most profound mysteries - the "Baghdad Battery". Residing in the national museum of Iraq, the discovery of this 2,000 year old device suggests the modern day battery was not invented in 1800 by Count Alassandro Volt, but was in use two millennia earlier. Martell's recreation was instrumental in proving the Baghdad Battery was capable of generating current. See Martell’s latest research at:
Feb 03, 2014
Aaron Sagers, UFOs & Pop Culture
Aaron Sagers is an entertainment journalist, geek culture expert, published author and pundit. He is also an expert historian and lecturer on the field of paranormal-themed entertainment, also known as "paranormal pop culture," and founder of He is a writer for's Geek Out! and MTV Geek, and his work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, Budget Travel, The Calgary Herald, Playboy, and, along with many other outlets. He is the host and co-Executive Producer of Travel Channel’s Paranormal Paparazzi and has appeared as a guest judge on Travel Channel's Paranormal Challenge. He has interviewed countless celebrities and gotten stories of paranormal experiences out of many, and has worked with the casts of every major paranormal investigative reality-TV show. Visit Aaron’s website at:
Jan 29, 2014
John Craig and EJ Thornton, UFO Tracking App
John Craig and EJ Thornton are developing an app for cell phones that they hope will track UFOs. They are seeking crowd funding to help with the project, but they say they will develop the app regardless of if their crowd funding efforts are successful. Craig got interested in UFOs when he had an extraordinary sighting as a kid. He has since had more sightings, and eventually began investigating UFOs with the Mutual UFO Network. EJ is Craig’s wife, and an author, and has signed on to help him with UFO-Track. We talk to Craig about his sightings, and to both of them about their UFO-Track project and how the app works. Read more about the app and contribute to their efforts at:
Jan 20, 2014
Lee Speigel, Best UFO Stories of 2013
Lee Speigel is a writer for the Huffington Post and works at the Weird News desk. He covers paranormal news - mostly UFOs. Jason and I talk with Lee about his and our favorite news stories of 2013. We debate the stories and discuss them in detail. In hindsight, we all agree that 2013 was an important year for the UFO phenomenon. Read Lee's stories on the Huffington Post here:
Jan 13, 2014
Sam Maranto, UFOs in Illinois
Sam Maranto is a UFO investigator, and currently the state director for the Illinois chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). He has been involved with many important UFO cases in the area, including mass sighting cases over Tinley Park, Rockford, and Chicago O’Hare International Airport. These cases involve mass sightings of circular and triangular craft by hundreds of people, including police officers, pilots, airline personnel, and more. We will talk to Sam about how he got involved with UFO research, which started with his own incredible experiences, and the great cases he has investigated over the years. Visit Illinois MUFON at:
Jan 07, 2014
Damien Lopez, Alien and UFO Inspired Online Comic Book
Damien Lopez is an artist who incorporates his research in UFO and alien encounters into his art and story lines, and he has come up with a great idea on how to take online comic books to the next level. Using video and new online technologies that incorporate animation, Damien has created a new interactive, choose-your-own-adventure experience for online viewers of comic books. In order to get his idea started, he has created a Kickstarter project and is looking for backers who will receive unique gifts for their support, including getting a drawing of yourself as a grey alien. We talk to Damien about his interest and research into UFOs and aliens, and how he came up with the idea for this unique project. Visit Damien’s Kickstarter page for a unique experience at:
Dec 16, 2013
Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, American Indian UFO Stories
Ardy Sixkiller Clarke is the author of Encounters with the Star People: Untold Stories of American Indians. Her book offers up a collection of intimate narratives of encounters between contemporary American Indians, UFOs and Extraterrestrials. The first person accounts reveal a worldview that unquestionably accepts the reality of Aliens or Star People.  The stories also reveal cultures that almost universally regard Star People as ancestors, which allows for interactions that take place without fear and helps explain the uniqueness of the encounters and experiences.  Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, a Professor Emeritus at Montana State University, has dedicated her life and career to working with indigenous populations. She has been adopted by enrolled tribal members and given traditional names by three Northern Plains spiritual leaders  including the Blackfeet (Woman with Great Knowledge), the Northern Cheyenne (Walks all Woman) and the Lakota Sioux  (Woman who Helps People). For more about Ardy visit her website at
Dec 11, 2013
Cameron Pack, Project Blue Book UFO Files
Cameron Pack is the author of the new book The Restored Project Blue Book UFO Files: June 1947 & Before. This volume represents a clear and legible presentation of the US Air Force’s Project Blue Book UFO files. The collection includes sighting cases which date from June 1947 and prior. Cameron began his research into the topic of ufology after a 2003 close encounter of the first kind. The experience led Cameron to begin looking at thousands of different reports of UFOs from around the world. A favorite area of research has always been Project Blue Book and the classic UFO cases from that time period. Cameron has made Freedom of Information Act requests to local law enforcement agencies, the FBI and the US Air Force for specific areas of information on UFOs. He became a certified field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network in 2009. He also served as Assistant State Director for Virginia in the Mutual UFO Network from 2010 to 2013. Also in 2009, Cameron founded the UFO Club of Virginia Beach. He acted as club president until 2013, when he retired from his duties. The club was a tremendous success, with articles about the group featured in the local newspaper on two occasions You can buy Cameron’s book on
Nov 25, 2013
James Carman, UFO Documentary Producer
James Carman lives in New York City and works as a cinematographer and a producer. He shoots features, commercials and documentaries and his work has been showcased at the MOMA and many film festivals. He recently won an EBE award for best documentary with his film, The Hidden Hand: Alien Contact and The Government Cover-up. Currently he is working on a new documentary entitled, Superconscious. Recently The Hidden Hand has been picked up by an online distribution company, and can now be seen on iTunes, Xbox, Google Play, Vimeo, Amazon, Vudu and more. We talk to James about how he got inspired to make his documentary, the contents of the movie, and the feedback he has received. Read more about the documentary at:
Nov 18, 2013
Peter McCue, Clinical Psychologist and Paranormal Author
Peter worked for many years as a clinical psychologist. He lives in Scotland. His qualifications include a Ph.D., from the University of Glasgow, awarded for a thesis on hypnosis. Peter’s interest in psychical research and UFO phenomena goes back decades. He’s the author of numerous articles on these subjects and a recently published book, entitled Zones of Strangeness: An Examination of Paranormal and UFO Hot Spots. He believes that paranormal phenomena occur, and that many UFO experiences are genuinely anomalous. He contends that if we want to obtain a comprehensive understanding of ourselves and the nature of reality, these enigmatic phenomena can’t be ignored. His book can be found on
Oct 30, 2013
Antonio Huneeus, Peruvian Air Force's UFO Department
The Peruvian Air Force (FAP) announced last week that it would re-instate their UFO department, known officially as the Office of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena Research (OIFAA).  The organization was officially opened in 2001 under the Peruvian Air Forces’ Directorate of Aerospace Interests (DINAE), the equivalent to our US Air Force Space Command. It also works in conjunction with Peru’s National Commission for Aerospace (CONIDA), similar to our NASA. The organization went dormant in 2005, but according to the DINAE is now being reopened “in response to the significant increase in claims and reports on Anomalous Aerial Objects commonly referred to as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in the skies over Peruvian Territory.” We will talk to Antonio Huneeus about the inception and re-opening of OIFAA. Antonio has interviewed all of the key players associated with other official UFO governmental UFO investigative organizations in South America, including retired FAP Commander Julio Chamorro Flores, who is a founder and current head of OIFAA. Antonio recently interviewed him for the June/July 2013 issue of Open Minds Magazine.
Oct 22, 2013
David Marler, Triangular UFOs
Triangular UFOs are one of the types that are most reported and some of these cases have been the most amazing and credible cases of all UFO sightings. Although there have been some investigations and analysis done on triangular UFOs, until now no one had written a book compiling the sightings to take a closer look at this aspect of the UFO phenomenon. David Marler has done this in his book Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation, and what he has found is astonishing. He has gone about his investigation in a professional and careful manner. He has not made assumptions, but rather brought the data together to show that the Triangular UFO phenomenon represents something very mysterious, and buttresses the argument that the UFO phenomenon presents a genuine mystery that deserves serious attention. Besides talking to David about his book, we also are paid a visit by a casting agent looking for people who have had UFO and other paranormal experiences whom may want to participate in their upcoming TV program. For more on David and his book, visit:
Oct 14, 2013
Antonio Paris, Aerial Phenomena Investigations
Antonio, the Founder and Director of the Aerial Phenomena Investigations (API), is a former US Army Counterintelligence Officer and Department of Defense Counterintelligence Special Agent. He was awarded a Bronze Star for combat operations in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. API is a team of trained UFO investigators dedicated to conducting investigations, research and analysis regarding unidentified flying objects (UFO) and other aerial phenomena. Their mission is to conduct a systematic search for facts to determine whether or not a UFO sighting can be first attributed to a man-made object, natural phenomena, or perhaps extraterrestrial in nature. We talk to Antonio about his background in Intelligence and how he got involved with UFO investigations. We also talk about why he thinks Ufology needs a reviving, and how he intends to help make that happen. You can read more about Antonio and the PAI at their website:
Sep 30, 2013
Rev. Michael Carter, Extraterrestrials in the Bible
Rev. Michael Carter has a BA in Letters from the College of New Rochelle and a Masters in Divinity from the prestigious Union Theological Seminary in New York. He also has had a lifelong interest in UFOs and extraterrestrials. He has had his own amazing experiences that have driven this interest, and has become an author and a lecturer on extraterrestrials in the bible. We will talk to Rev. Carter about his experiences and his new book, Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials in the Holy Bible. For more information on Rev. Michael Carter, visit his website at
Sep 23, 2013
Jordan Hofer, Evolutionary Ufology
Jordan Hofer is a former university instructor of human evolution and serves as a Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Research Specialist in Anthropology. He is also an author and has written a book titled Evolutionary Ufology on his theories of the evolution of extraterrestrials and what he believes their motivations may be for abducting people. He has also recently written a young-adult fiction novel titled Saucerville that incorporates famous UFO and abduction cases, and his theories on alien activity. In this interview, we talk to Jordan about his novel and his unique theories. As usual we also discuss some of the recent UFO headlines in mainstream media. For more information about Jordan, visit his website at
Sep 16, 2013
John Greenewald, Jr., Government UFO Files
John Greenewald has spent the last 17 years filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for information on UFOs. He also has begun requesting documents on other topics, and in total has amassed a database of over 650,000 pages of declassified material. He has also been producing UFO TV programs, including for the History channel and National Geographic. We talk to John about how he got started filing FOIA requests as a teenager, the media and UFOs, and some of the files he has retrieved including documents he received years ago that named Area 51. For more about John and his FOIA documents visit:
Sep 09, 2013
Jason McClellan, Joe Rogan Questions UFOs
Joe Rogan, a comedian and actor, is also a self proclaimed life-long paranormal mystery addict. He has a new show on the Syfy Channel titled Joe Rogan Questions Everything, in which he explores the evidence for various paranormal phenomena. The latest episode was on UFOs and featured Open Minds editor and writer, Jason McClellan. Jason and I talk about the episode, his experience being on the show, and some of the important topics raised by the show.
Aug 26, 2013
Philip Mantle, Alien Abduction in the UK
Philip Mantle is an international UFO researcher, lecturer and broadcaster. His books have been published in six different languages around the world. He is the former Director of Investigations for the British UFO Research Association and former MUFON representative for England. Philip has written articles and features for numerous publications around the world and has been both editor and assistant editor of high street UFO publications. He lives in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England. He has recenlty published a novel on alien abduction called Once Upon a Missing Time, based off of years of research into the topic. He tells us about his book and shares some of the incredible cases that he investigated in the UK that make up some of the information in the novel. For more about Philip, visit his website at:
Aug 19, 2013
Professor David Pares, Space Warp Breakthrough
David Pares is an Adjunct Professor at, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Metropolitan Community College, Nebraska Wesleyan, and at Buena Vista College. He teaches Physics, Meteorology, Physical Science, Astronomy, Physical Geography (Weather and Climate) & (Soils and Landforms), Physical Geology and Statistics. In his spare time he runs Space Warp experiments in his garage. He says that Space Warps, like the ones in the sci-fi movies that bend space allowing faster-than-light travel, occur in nature. He has observed the phenomenon and now he believes he has recreated it on a very small scale in his lab. Pares explains his experiments, how he believes Space Warp technology works, and the exciting implications for the future. You can see his lab and read more about his experiments at his website:
Aug 05, 2013
James Gilliland, UFOs over Mt. Adams
The Mt. Adams area, near the town of Trout Lake, Washington, has always been known as a UFO hotspot. This is where James Gilliland built the Enlightened Contact with Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (ECETI) Ranch and Sativa Sanctuary. He has invited many people to his ranch, included television shows and their crews, most of whom have had their own sightings. We talk to Gilliland about the various sightings and strange events that have taken place in the area, and why he thinks they are happening. He also shares his views on why extraterrestrials are visiting Earth and what he believes their intentions to be. You can find out more about Gilliland and the ECETI Ranch at:
Jul 29, 2013
Martin Willis, Host of Podcast UFO
Martin Willis is the host of Podcast UFO, like the name suggests, it is a weekly podcast about UFOs. Willis works in the antiques business, but was inspired to look into UFOs after an incredible sighting of his own. We will talk to Willis about his sighting, some of his favorite guests, and his coverage of the Center for UFO’s Symposium in North Carolina a couple of weeks ago. For more on Willis and Pocast UFO, visit
Jul 15, 2013
Marshall Klarfeld, History of the Anunnaki
Marshal Klarfeld is an author and retired engineer. Since his retirement he has researched the work done by Zecharia Sitchin on the mythology of the Sumerian civilization. Like Sitchin, Klarfeld believes Sumerian records chronicle the visitation of an extraterrestrial civilization called the Anunnaki. Klarfeld believes that there is also archeological evidence of their existence. We talk to Klarfeld about how he first got interested in this topic, and what he believes is the best evidence to indicate that the Sumerian mythologies are real. For more information on Klarfeld and his books, visit
Jul 08, 2013
Nick Pope, The Final UK UFO Files
Nick Pope was in charge of the British Ministry of Defence’s UFO desk from 1991 to 1994. It was his job to officially investigate UFO reports, and although he was skeptical at first, the reports convinced him of the serious nature of the phenomenon. He has been an advocate for the serious investigation of UFO sightings ever since. Due to the large amount of requests, the UK decided to proactively release their official UFO investigation files beginning in 2008. They have been released semi-annually in batches. Then in late 2009, the UK decided to close their UFO desk and no longer take UFO reports. With one final batch of files, that just came last week, the UK government says they have released all their files on UFOs. The contents of those files and the decision to close their UFO desk are the focus of our discussion with Nick Pope. You can read more about Nick at his website here:
Jun 24, 2013
Maureen Elsberry, Open Minds UFO Researcher/Writer
Maureen Elsberry is the director of marketing for Open Minds Production. She also co-hosts the UFO web-series Spacing Out!, and writes for Open Minds magazine and our website. She is a Ufologists in her own right, and we will talk to her about some of her favorite cases, how to get the youth involved with UFO research, and how she got involved with this topic. Read more about Maureen here:
Jun 17, 2013
Leslie Kean, Global Official & Scientific UFO Investigations
Leslie Kean is an independent investigative journalist with a background in freelance writing and radio broadcasting. She is the author of the book UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record. Kean draws on her research to separate fact from fiction and to lift the veil on decades of U.S. government misinformation. Throughout, the book she presents irrefutable evidence that unknown flying objects – metallic, luminous, and seemingly able to maneuver in ways that defy the laws of physics – actually exist. In our interview, we will discuss the upcoming 2013 Symposium on Official and Scientific Investigations of UAP (UFOs) being held in North Carolina on June 29 and 30. She is bringing together some of the people in her book, and other scientists and government officials from around the world, to discuss UFO investigations. Visit the event’s website at:
Jun 10, 2013
Ron Westrum, Emeritus Professor of Sociology on UFOs
Westrum says when an event is widely experienced but seldom reported, we can refer to it as a “hidden event.” Many anomalous events, including UFOs, by appearing to violate common sense or scientific paradigms, fall into this category. We talk to Ron about hidden events and how the public had reacted to them historically and how that relates to UFOs. We also talk to him about his lifelong interest in the UFO phenomena, and his work as a consultant for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). Ron Westrum is emeritus professor of Sociology at Eastern Michigan University, holding an honors B.A. from Harvard in Social Relations and a Ph.D from the University of Chicago in Sociology. Dr. Westrum is a specialist on the sociology of science and technology, and has written books such as Technologies and Society: The Shaping of People and Things (1991), as well as Sidewinder: Creative Missile Design at China Lake (1999). He has been a consultant for NASA, for the National Research Council, and also for the Mutual UFO Network. He will be speaking at the MUFON Symposium in July, 2013, and the 2013 Symposium on Official and Scientific Investigations of UFOs in June, 2013.
Jun 03, 2013
Ben Hansen, UFOs, Night Vision, and Hoaxers
Ben Hansen is a TV host and lead investigator for the Syfy channel’s Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. Ben has a degree in sociology and certification in criminology and corrections. He has worked investigating child sex crimes and severe physical abuse on the Utah County Sex Crimes Task Force, and was a special agent for the FBI. He also does TV producing, firearms training, aerial RC filming, night vision consultation, and lecturing. We talk to Ben about a recent UFO sighting he had of a triangular craft in California. He shares his advice on what night vision is best to film sightings, and we also talk about the profile of hoaxers. For more information about Ben, you can visit his website at:
May 20, 2013
Antonio Huneeus, Behind the Scenes at the UFO Hearing
Open Minds journalist, Antonio Huneeus, was one of the UFO experts testifying at the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. Now that he is back, we will get a behind the scenes look at the Hearing. Former congressman Mike Gravel, after hearing the testimony, suggested that the United Nations be the hub for international UFO investigations. Antonio was present in the late 1970’s when this was attempted in the past. We will discuss how this idea could be rekindled, and what it would take to get the ball rolling again.
May 13, 2013
Lee Speigel, Citizen Hearing on Disclosure and UFOs
Lee Speigel, reporter for the Huffington Post, live blogged the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure last week. This was a mock-congressional hearing with former members of the congress listening to five days worth of testimony from UFO witnesses and researchers. We got some insight into the testimony presented, and how the former congress members seemed to be very persuaded by the information. Read Lee's stories here: Visit the Citizen Hearing on Disclsoure website here:
May 06, 2013
Scott Ramsey, New Aztec UFO Crash Evidence
Scott Ramsey began his investigation into an alleged crash of a UFO near Aztec, New Mexico over 25 years ago. Skeptical at first, and assuming he would demonstrate there was nothing to it, compelling bits of information eventually led him to believe the case was worth taking seriously. Ramsey, along with his wife, Suzanne, and with the help of many others, has painstakingly followed every clue. Now in his book, The Aztec Incident: Recovery at Hart Canyon, we can finally read the details of his rigorous investigation. This book truly is necessary material to review for anyone who is interested in alleged UFO crash cases. You can read more about the book, and get your own copy here:
Apr 29, 2013
Ryan Sprague, UFO Journalist and Playwright
Ryan Sprague has been a writer for Open Minds UFO for several years. He is also a playwright in New York City. He is currently writing a play based on the events of the third night in the Rendlesham Forest incident, in which a man claims a UFO landed and aliens talked with military personnel. We will talk to Ryan about his play and about his latest Open Minds Magazine story. It is a famous case of an alleged abduction near the Brooklyn Bridge in 1989 that was witnessed by several other people. For more about Ryan’s play, visit the Facebook page at: 
Apr 22, 2013
Gary Whitta, Hollywood Screenwriter
Gary is a former videogame journalist and Editor-in-Chief of PC Gamer magazine. He is now a screenwriter for film and television, comic-book author and podcaster. Whitta’s first major screenplay was for the movie The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington. His latest screenplay is co-written with M. Night Shyamalan. This sci-fi adventure flick, titled After Earth, stars Will Smith and his son Jaden, and is directed by Shyamalan. It is set to premiere in June. We talk to Whitta about his new movie, science fiction, and, of course, extraterrestrials. For more on After Earth, visit the movie’s official website at:
Apr 15, 2013
Dr. Bruce Maccabee, The FBI UFO Connection
Dr. Bruce Maccabee is a retired optical physicist, and has been one of the premier UFO researchers in the last few decades. His accomplishments in this field are too long to list here, but in particular, Dr. Maccabee was the first to receive the FBI’s UFO files via a FOIA request in the late 1970s. A FBI story on a memo in these files has been getting a lot of attention lately. In this story, the FBI referenced having released the UFO memo in the 70s, they were referring to Dr. Maccabee. Even though this is the case, no one in the media has bothered talking to Dr. Maccabee about the memo, so we are. We will talk about how the media has gotten this story wrong, Dr. Maccabee’s opinion of this now infamous “Hottel” UFO memo, and what insights the FBI’s UFO files give us into their investigations into the subject. For more on Dr. Maccabee’s work, visit his website at: 
Apr 08, 2013
Trish and Rob MacGregor, Aliens in the Backyard
The MacGregors have been professional writers for 25 years. They have mined numerous synchronicities and have fruitfully used the knowledge derived from them. One synchronicity after another led to their many non-fiction books on dreams, psychic development, astrology, yoga, the tarot, divination, and animal symbolism. They are also novelists. Rob wrote Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and six other original Indiana Jones novels, which have sold millions of copies.  He won the coveted Edgar Award for Prophecy Rock, a YA mystery, and its sequel, Hawk Moon, was an Edgar finalist. Trish, writing as T.J. MacGregor, won the Edgar in 2003 for best original paperback, for Out of Sight. Her 33 novels books have been translated into 14  languages. We will be talking about their latest non-fiction book, Aliens in the Backyard: UFO Encounters, Abduction & Synchronicity. In it they focus on 4 abduction encounters, and the synchronicities the witnesses have begun to experience. For more on the MacGregors and their books, visit their website at:
Apr 01, 2013
Joan Bird, Montana UFOs and Extraterrestrials
Joan Bird is the author of a new book titled, Montana UFOs and Extraterrestrials. This book critically examines famous UFO events in Montana, including reported contact with extrarrestrials. It draws on recently declassfied government documents, historic reports, and first-hand interviews. Joan holds a Ph.D. in zoology, and worked as a freelance nature interpretation writer. She is now a columnist for Crone Magazine. She is a long time member of the Institute for Noetic Sciences, and will also share her unique perspectives on UFO disclosure and the connections between consciousness and Ufology. For more information on Joan and her book, visit:
Mar 25, 2013
Prof. Ted Peters, Astrobiology Meets Ufology
Astrobiologists and Ufologists are not typically seen together at the same BBQs. Why? Each argues that the other is not attending to the evidence. NASA’s Astrobiological Roadmap asks three research questions: What is the origin of life? Is there a second genesis of life? How will life expand from Earth to elsewhere? SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Life Institute) is listening for radio signals emitted from extra-solar civilizations. This is hard-nosed science. Yet, ufologists also believe they are employing scientific methods such as scrupulous investigation of sightings, hypnotic regression, statistical analysis, and such. Ufologists revere science. Why, then, is there tension if not outright hostility between the fields?  Ted Peters is the author of UFOs—God’s Chariots?, first published in 1977. Its penetrating cultural analysis of the UFO phenomenon remains definitive. He teaches systematic theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He co-edits the journal, Theology and Science, at the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. He has recently served as consultant to NASA and SETI on astro-ethics. He is the author of GOD—The World’s Future (Fortress, rev. ed. 2000); Science, Theology and Ethics (Ashgate 2003); and co-author of A Theological and Scientific Commentary on Darwin’s Origin of Species (Abingdon 2009). The Peters ETI Religious Crisis Survey can be found at Counterbalance on the web:
Dec 04, 2012
Kathleen Marden, Abduction Commonalities Study
Kathleen Marden is a scientific ufologist whose interest in the topic started at a young age. Kathleen is the niece of Betty Hill who along with her husband Barney experienced the first widely publicized abduction. Along with her colleague Denise Stoner, Kathleen has put together a study on the commonalities between abduction experiencers. Their findings are very interesting and will be the topic of our discussion. Kathleen Marden earned her B.A. in Social Work at the University of New Hampshire in 1971. Thereafter, she entered into graduate studies in Education at the University of Cincinnati, and later, at U.N.H. She began her professional career as a social worker and eventually entered the field of education. She left her job in 1990, and decided to pursue a career as a UFO investigator, researcher and writer. She taught adult education classes on UFO and abduction history, and for 10 years volunteered as the Mutual UFO Network's Director of Field Investigator Training. She is currently a UFO & abduction writer and lecturer investigating some of the very substantial cases in the annals of UFO and abduction history. She was recently appointed as MUFON's Director of Abduction Studies. Visit Kathleen’s website at:
Nov 06, 2012
Paola Harris, International UFO Research
Paola Harris is a UFO researcher and auther from Italy. She spends a lot of time lecturing and researching UFO cases all around the world. We will find out what she has been up to and get her international perspective. We will also get an update on her Women's UFO conference and information about the next one. You can read more about her work at:
Oct 30, 2012
Nick Pope, UK UFO Hacker Gary McKinnon
Nick Pope and I will be discussing the incredible case of UFO Hacker Gary McKinnon. This extraordinary case has erupted into an international relations event that has been discussed publicly by President Obama and Prime Minster Cameron, and has strained relations between these two powerful allies. We will ask Nick how badly this case has damaged relations between the two countries, what UFO secrets have been revealed and what more if any may be forthcoming. Author, journalist and TV personality Nick Pope used to run the British Government's UFO project at the Ministry of Defence. Initially skeptical, his research and investigation into the UFO phenomenon and access to classified government files on the subject soon convinced him that the phenomenon raised important defence and national security issues, especially when the witnesses were military pilots, or where UFOs were tracked on radar. 
Oct 23, 2012
Alejandro Rojas, UFO Updates
I have been too busy to do an interview in the last couple of weeks, but I want to get you all some UFO news and say Hi. So today's show will just be me and UFO news.
Oct 16, 2012
John Ventre, UFOs over Pennsylvania
  John Ventre is the Pennsylvania state director for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). He has also written a couple of fiction books situated around the legends of 2012. More recently he has just finished a non-fiction book about UFO sightings and MUFON investigations in Pennsylvania. He also helps organize two UFO conferences in Pennsylvania, one in Pittsburgh and another in Philadelphia, with plans to start a third in Erie. We will talk to John about his conferences, a recent appearance on Anderson Cooper’s new daytime talk show, and the cases presented in his new book. For more info about John visit:
Oct 02, 2012
Tracie Austin, Alien Encounters in Western USA
  Tracie Austin is a paranormal author and TV/Radio host. She hosts the show Let’s Talk Paranormal. She was born in England where she had her first UFO sighting, and now lives in Las Vegas. Her first book is titled Haunted Las Vegas. We will be talking to her about her brand new book Alien Encounters in Western USA. It chronicles nine stories of alleged alien abduction, and includes the removal of mysterious implants, an apparent hybridization program, and interactions with multiple types of entities. Join us for a glimpse inside the frightful mystery known as alien abduction. For more on Tracie and her book visit:
Sep 18, 2012
Ben McGee, Chasing UFO's Science Guy
Ben McGee is the Founder and Principal Research Scientist of Astrowright Spaceflight Consulting LLC and the resident scientist on the National Geographic Channel’s reality series, Chasing UFOs.  He has served for several years as adjunct faculty in the Physical Science Department of the College of Southern Nevada, and in 2011 he successfully completed FAA-certified suborbital-scientist astronaut training at the National Aerospace Training and Research Center. McGee is currently engaged in research exploring alternative temporal implications of Special Relativity, documenting the industrial archaeology of the NASA-AEC Nuclear Rocket Development Station, and developing guidelines for xenoarchaeology, a speculative form of archaeology assessing possible alien life and culture. We’ll talk about science and UFOs, commercial spaceflight and xenoarcheology.  -
Sep 11, 2012
UFO News with Lee Speigel
Lee Speigel is a staff writer for the Huffington Post. His main focus is late breaking UFO news. We will be talking about recent UFO news stories including the British Civil Aviation Authority's UFO investigations, possible upcoming secrets being revealed by Air Force insiders, and much more. Writer, reporter, and paranormal expert Lee Speigel is the former host of NBC Radio's "The Edge of Reality." He's hosted nearly 1,500 programs on unexplained phenomena, and previously worked at Westwood One Radio and He is the only person to produce a presentation at the United Nations on the subject of UFOs. You can read Lee's stories at:
Sep 04, 2012
Vince Rotonda, Producer of Unsealed: Alien Files
  The new TV program Unsealed: Alien Files uses the formerly secret alien documents now being released by 40 countries to learn more about mass UFO sightings, personal abductions, government cover-ups and breaking alien news. Episodes will look at alien messages, UFOs and Los Angeles, alien plagues and technology and secret knowledge of extraterrestrial life by the Vatican. Producer Vince Rotonda is an experienced Writer/Director/Producer with over twenty years of experience in Hollywood. In 2004 Vince was the Supervising Producer for the first season of the ABC hit series “Supernanny”, which won the People's Choice Award for Best Reality (Non-Competition) show. Over the years, he has produced several long running TV hits including Giuliana and Bill, The Denise Richards Show, and The Mole. We will talk to Vince about his latest project, Unsealed, and some of the great cases they will be featuring. For more information visit:
Aug 28, 2012
Frank Feschino Jr, Flatwoods Monster UFO and ET Encounter
  Frank Feschino Jr has spent many years investigating one of the most perplexing UFO and ET encounter stories on the books, the Flatwoods Monster. Late in 1952, a year full of sightings across the US, witnesses in Braxton County, West Virginia report seeing lights in theirs skies and in the forests of Flatwoods. Locals who investigated the forest came face to face with something they could not explain. Frank has talked to those witnesses and gotten an accurate account of the story that without his efforts may have been lost to obscurity. He wrote about his research in a book published in 2004, but the publisher had unfortunately changed his text and got a lot of his work wrong and left out other important parts of the story. He is now rereleasing the book as it should have been with more discoveries he has made in the last few years. We will talk about this incredible case and his new book. For more on Frank visit:
Aug 21, 2012
Scott Roberts, Nephilim, Reptilians and Extraterrestrials
Scott Roberts is an author, magazine publisher, graphic designer and much more. His digital magazine, Intrepid, explores a variety of paranormal topics and he has authored several books two of which are titled, The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim, and The Secret History of the Reptilians. We will talk to Scott about his journey from a bible student in seminary to his secular study of the bible, identifying that bible mythologies, like other ancient folklore, tell of godlike people who came from the heavens to interact with humans. Learn more about Scott and his books at his website:
Aug 14, 2012
Don Daniels, Commercial Pilots and UFOs
Don is a commercial airline pilot and CSETI member. He helped Dr. Steven Greer with his Disclosure Project. We will talk to Don about pilots and UFO sightings. We will also talk about the interesting events at a large presentation in Boulder, CO to the public after the famous Washington D.C. press conference in 2001.
Aug 07, 2012
Dr. Robert Piccioni, The Science of Extraterrestrial Life
  Dr. Robert Piccioni has a B.S. in physics from Caltech and a Ph.D. in high energy physics from Stanford University. He was a faculty member at Harvard University and did research at both the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and the Fermi National Accelerator Lab. He is a public speaker, educator and expert on cosmology and Einstein's theories. Physicists have been searching for the God Particle, (Higgs Boson), for over 40 years. They even persuaded governments to spend over $10 billion building a huge atom smasher, ( Large Hadron Collider), near Geneva, Switzerland, to find the Higgs Boson. Robert will explain to us what the Higgs Boson is. We will also talk about Robert's book Can Life Really be an Accident? Read more about Robert at his website:
Jul 31, 2012
Robbie Graham, Hollywood and UFOs Expert
Robbie is a doctoral candidate at the University of Bristol for a PhD examining Hollywood’s historical representations of UFOs and potential extraterrestrial life. A writer and lecture, Robbie's work emphasises the industrial, cultural and political processes by which Hollywood’s UFO movie content is shaped, as well the impact of these movies on popular perceptions of the UFO phenomenon. Robbie has been following the work of CIA Entertainment Laison Chase Brandond for several years, before Brandon made his astonishing announcent claiming to have seen something in the CIA archives confirming to him the Roswell crash was of ET origin. We will also talk about how Robbie was able to get the University of Britol to allow him to pursue his doctoral work. Read more about Robbie at his website:
Jul 24, 2012
Roswell CIA UFO Forum: Speigel, Friedman and Cameron
  Recently, CIA officer Chase Brandon claimed he had seen evidence while working for the CIA that Roswell was an extraterrestrial event and that bodies were recovered. Since the publishing of the story in the Huffington Post, it has made worldwide headlines. The CIA has unsurprisingly denied these claims. We will bring together Huffington Post writer Lee Speigel (who broke the story), Roswell researcher and nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman (who broke the Roswell story in the 80s), and UFOs and government expert Grant Cameron to discuss Brandon's clams. Cameron along with other researchers wrote the CIA and received the denial.
Jul 17, 2012
Robert Powell, Author and MUFON Director of Research
  Robert Powell is the Director of Research for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). He has performed hundreds of investigations and along with Glen Schultz put together the Stevensville radar report. After the much publicized Stevensville UFO sightings in 2008, Glen and Robert obtained radar data from the FAA that corroborated some of the witness testimony. More recently Robert has just finished, along with a few other researchers, a book on the history of governments and UFOs. It is packed full of photographs and official government documents. The books is about to be released and is available for pre-order. We will talk about the book and much more.
Jul 10, 2012
Lee Speigel, UFO News
Lee Speigel is a staff writer for the Huffington Post. We will be talking about some of his latest UFO stories, such as: National Geographic's new TV show Chasing UFOs and his interviews with its stars; alleged metal from space in the new Area 51 exhibit at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas; the suggestion by a Nobel laureate economist that we stage an attack by aliens to help the economy; the latest update on the object found in the Baltic sea, and much more. You can read his stories at:
Jul 03, 2012
Major George Filer, Ret., UFOs and USAF Intellegence
George Filer is a retired Air Force intelligence officer. While serving in the Air Force, Filer was onboard an aircraft tanker over the UK when he and his crew were asked to check out a UFO on radar. When they got close to the large object it flew off at extraordinary speed. Later, while serving at Ft. Dix he was asked to brief Generals on an incident involving the shooting of an alien that had landed it’s craft on their runway. He is now a MUFON regional director an produces a weekly UFO newsletter called Filer’s Files.
Jun 26, 2012
Randy Nickerson, Ruwa UFO Incident Documentary
Randy Nickerson is a filmmaker whose latest project is titled Encounter in Ruwa: The Ariel School UFO Sighting. In 1994 school children at the Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe reported seeing a strange craft land in the schoolyard and two entites come out of it. The case was brought to the attention of many in the United States by Harvard psychologist, John Mack. His interviews of the children in Africa soon after the event and new interviews with these children who are now young adults in their 20s are being included in this exciting documentary. We will talk to Randy about the making of this film. Randy Nickerson has worked on both sides of the camera, as an actor and a filmmaker. He has a keen interest in the human condition and trauma recovery. His most recent work includes a film, titled “A Silence in the Heard”, about the significance of listening and silence on an interpersonal and global level. Randy is also a classical pianist and nature photographer. More on the film can be seen here.
Jun 12, 2012
Leslie Kean & Jose Lay, Chile's Official UFO Investigations
  This is an exclusive interview with Leslie Kean and Jose Lay, the Director of International Affairs for Chile’s official UFO investigation organization, CEFAA. The Committee of Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA) is an arm of Chile's version of the FAA. They have been busy for decades investigating high level UFO sightings, many by the military, commercial pilots and control tower operators. As an official organization, CEFAA tries to keep a low profile and rarely grants interviews. However, at the request of Leslie Kean, author of the book UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, they are allowing Jose to speak with us. This is a first for U.S. radio. This interview is a rare glimpse into the inner workings of CEFAA and their outreach program to work with the governments of other countries to investigate the UFO Phenomenon.
Jun 05, 2012
Stan Milford, Navajo Ranger UFO Investigations, Part 2
  Stan Milford is a Navajo Ranger, a group of federal law enforcement officers that police the Navajo reservations. Along with his partner, John Dover, Stan has taken paranormal reports from Navajo people very seriously. They have investigated some very interesting cases, and in a few cases found physical evidence to back up the paranormal claims. Stan will tell us about these extraordinary cases, and share his views on some of the incredible cases that his partner, John, shared with us last week. He will also tell us about more incredible cases that we did not cover with John.
May 29, 2012
John Dover, Navajo Ranger UFO Investigations
  John Dover is a retired Navajo Ranger, a group of federal law enforcement officers that police the Navajo reservations. Along with his partner, Stan Milford, Dover has taken paranormal reports from Navajo people very seriously. They have investigated some very interesting cases, and in a few cases found physical evidence to back up the paranormal claims. John will tell us about these extraordinary cases. We will also talk about a sighting we had together last weekend. Stan and John spoke for Arizona MUFON in Phoenix and afterwards we went on a sky watch. Using night vision goggles Stan and John brought, John, other MUFON members, and I saw something very strange.
May 22, 2012
Tim Beckley, UFO and Paranormal Publisher
  Tim Beckley is one of the more interesting characters in the realm of UFO and paranormal research. He has experienced paranormal experiences ever since he was a child. This evolved into Beckley becoming a paranormal journalist and publisher at a very young age. He began printing his first UFO journal at the age of 14. He continues to publish books, and has now published over 250. Ironically, Beckley is a skeptic when it some to most claims of the paranormal. We will talk to Beckley about his paranormal experiences, his perspectives and his unusual career. Find out more about the books he publishes at:
May 15, 2012
Mike Clelland, Alien Abduction Blogger
Mike Clelland is an illustrator, who after experiencing a number of strange events, decide to begin blogging and researching alien abduction. His strange encounters continued until he began to wonder if perhaps he was an experiencer himself. He says that in his research he has found some unusual experiences that abductees share, such as a high number of synchronicities. He believes that there is an undeniable spiritual component to these experiences. We will talk about the strange events Mike has had in his own life, along with his blog and his research in the alien abduction phenomenon. Visit Mike’s blog at:  
May 08, 2012
Margie Kay, Kansas City UFO Wave
  Margie Kay is a paranormal investigator, author, and national speaker. Margie is also the Assistant State Director for Missouri MUFON, the Director of QUEST Investigation Group, Editor/publisher of Un-X News Magazine and host of Un-X Radio show.  She has worked in the paranormal field for over 35 years. She has had UFO encounters, which led to her interest in Ufology. She is also a remote viewer and has assisted law enforcement with missing person and homicide cases. She has helped solve over 40 cases. We will talk about a wave of UFOs sightings from last October that continue to this day, and her views on how remote viewing and other paranormal phenomena relate to the UFO field. For more on Margie, visit her website at:
May 01, 2012
Robert Schroeder, UFOs and Modern Physics
Robert Schroeder is the author of the book: Solving the UFO Enigma: How Modern Physics is Revealing the Technology of UFOs. In it, he explains how the technology behind the UFO phenomenon can now be explained by modern physics and by a close examination of the more credible UFO reports.  The idea that a subset of all UFO reports represent advanced craft of extraterrestrial origin has been around for a long time. But only recently has the science of physics developed theories which, when correlated with selected UFO data, point directly toward a likely explanation of this alien technology. Robert recently retired after 26 years with a major computer company where he was involved in operations and product management. His educational background includes a BA in mathematics, an MBA and an associate's degree in aerospace engineering. He has closely followed developments in modern physics over the years and has researched the UFO phenomenon since the 1960's. For more about his book, visit:
Apr 24, 2012
Kevin Randle, The Roswell Dream Team
Kevin D. Randle is a retired lieutenant colonel who served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and in Iraq as a battalion intelligence officer. Randle studied journalism at the University of Iowa (BA). He earned a Master’s degree in psychology, as well as a Ph.D. from California Coast University and a second Master’s degree in military studies, from the American Military University. He began writing for UFO magazines and eventually moved onto books. He has appeared on countless radio and television programs. He is one of the premeir Roswell researchers. His worked has even been featured on a Showtime movie. We will talk about how his interests in UFOs began, the formation of the new Roswell Dream Team and more. His blog can be found 
Apr 17, 2012
Professor David Pares, UFO Science
David Pares is a professor at the University of Nebraska, where he is the science advisor for the UNO Omaha UFO Study group. Along with UNO students, David also investigates other paranormal phenomena. They even have a paranormal radio show. David believes he may have discovered a clue as to the technology used be some UFOs. David serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Metropolitan Community College, Nebraska Wesleyan, and at Buena Vista College. He teaches Physics, Meteorology, Physical Science, Astronomy, Physical Geography, Physical Geology and Statistics. For more on the UNO UFO Study Group and David's work, visit:
Apr 10, 2012
UFO News
Jason and Alejandro are going to talk about the latest UFO News stories. With the recent UFO Congress and taking last week off, there are a lot of stories to catch up on. Including Jason’s recent trip to Las Vegas to cover the opening of an Area 51 exhibit at the National Atomic Testing Museum. The cool thing is that the exhibit includes UFOs, and a piece of metal that allegedly came from a crashed UFO in Russia.
Apr 03, 2012
Grant Cameron, Canadian UFO Flap (Charlie Redstar)
  Grant Cameron runs the site However, we will not be talking about President and UFOs. Instead we will discuss Grant's amazing introduction to the field of Ufology. As a college student in Canada, Grant and his friends had a lot of idle time. Having heard about local UFO sightings, he and his friends decided to go check it out. This lead to an incredible adventure that caused Grant to dedicate much of his life to the study of UFOs. It is a great story about an ongoing mass UFO sighting that resulted in pictures and film. The UFO even got its own name, Charlie Redstar.
Mar 20, 2012
Dr. Lynne Kitei, Phoenix Lights 15th Anniversary
Dr. Lynne Kitei is an internationally acclaimed physician and health educator who pushed aside her successful medical career to pursue The Phoenix Lights book and internationally award-winning Documentary project. She was leading the cutting edge era of early disease detection and prevention as Chief Clinical Consultant of the Imaging-Prevention-Wellness Center at the world renowned Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix, Arizona until coming forward, after seven years of anonymity, as a key witness to the historic and still unexplained mass sighting throughout Arizona on March 13, 1997. For more on Lynne visit her site at
Mar 13, 2012
Jordan Pease, UFO Disclosure
Jordan Pease has been an important part of the International UFO Congress crew for over a decade. He also helped Steven Greer with the Disclosure Project and has started a metaphysical library. We will talk to Jordan about the IUFOC, what is was like to help the disclosure project in its infancy and what he thinks of the results. We will also talk about the unique library he helped start. This will be a great discussion on the evolution of the UFO phenomenon in the past couple of decades. For more information on the library visit:
Mar 06, 2012
Lisa Romanek, Living with an Abductee
  Lisa Romanek is married to Stan Romanek and has just finished her book, My Side of the Bed: Pulling Back the Covers on Extraterrestrial Contact. She will be signing her book at the UFO Congress. We will talk to her about her book and her extraordinary experiences. Her book has been described as a much different book than the one written by her husband. It is a bold accounting of the emotions, doubts and fears that accompany paranormal experiences and the idea of one's spouse being the focus of high strangeness. Lisa will also talk about her upcoming appearance at the Women's UFO Conference. It is her first foray into public speaking. Find out more about Lisa at:
Feb 14, 2012
Clifford Clift, MUFON Change of Guard
Clifford Clift recently retired as the director of the Mutual UFO Network and he will be speaking soon at the International UFO Congress. We will reflect upon his career as a MUFON board member and director. We will also ask him about some of the best cases he saw during his years there.
Feb 07, 2012
Paola Harris, Women's UFO Symposium
Paola Harris has been investigating the worldwide UFO phenomenon for decades. She began as an assistant for J. Allen Hynek.  Born in Italy, and now residing in the US, she continues to lecture on the subject throughout Europe. One of her most recent contributions to Ufology was an interview with Kim Arnold. Her father, Kenneth Arnold, saw one of the most important UFO sightings in history. His sighting, in 1947, was where the term Flying Saucer comes from. Apparently his daughter has recently revealed that he had many other sightings, which he never talked about publically. Paola is also putting together a UFO conference in which all the speakers will be women. We will talk about all of this and more. Visit Paola at her website, and read more about her conference at
Jan 31, 2012
Grant Cameron, White House and UFOs
  Grant Cameron is the founder of, and an expert on Presidents and UFOs. We will talk to Grant about his opinion on the recent UFO White House petitions. Including the email correspondence he uncovered via Freedom of Information Act Requests regarding the drafting of the White House response to the petition regarding extraterrestrials. For more information on Grant, visit his website at
Jan 24, 2012
Lee Speigel, 2011 UFO News
Lee Speigel, Huffington Post wirter and UFO researcher, will be joining us to go over the top UFO stories of 2011. This will include some of the top UFO videos, celebrity UFO news, government documents, and more. We will also talk a bit about the surge in UFO reports in the first few days of 2012 and his upcoming talk at the International UFO Congress. To read Lee's stories, viist:
Jan 17, 2012
Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte: Aliens in the Forest
We will be taliing to Noe Torres and Ruden Uriarte about their new book: Aliens in the Forest: The Cisco Grove UFO Encounter. This stranger-than-fiction event took place in the ruggedly scenic foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the Tahoe National Forest. Into this remote wilderness stepped the 26-year-old Shrum, who planned to enjoy a relaxing weekend hunting deer with his bow and arrows. As he entered the forest, joking and laughing with his two hunting buddies, little did Shrum suspect that shortly he would be locked in the midst of a terrifying 12-hour struggle with alien forces. Armed only with his wits and one of mankind's most primitive weapons, Shrum expended every ounce of his strength in an all-night battle against invaders that seemed bent on overtaking him and carrying him away to a fate worse than death. We will also play clips from the witness himself.
Jan 10, 2012
Bryce Zabel, White House UFO Petitions
  Bryce Zabel was the co-author of AD: After Disclosure with UFO historian, Richard Dolan. More recently, Dolan and Zabel authored a White House “We the People Petition” regarding UFOs. We will talk to him about the petition, AD, and other exciting projects he has planned. Zabel has created five primetime network series, notably NBC’s Dark Skies, released on DVD in 2011. He also wrote and produced Syfy’s first original film, Official Denial, about Majestic-12, and worked on the development team on the Spielberg-produced abduction miniseries, Taken. In 2008, Zabel received the WGA award for writing the Hallmark mini- series, Pandemic. He has written multiple studio feature scripts, receiving credit on two produced films, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Zabel was also elected chairman/CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He has been an award-winning PBS investigative reporter and on-air CNN correspondent. His website:
Jan 03, 2012
Tracie Austin, UFO and Paranormal Researcher
Tracie's interest in the paranomral began with an incredible UFO sighting in London in the mid-80's. She was so astonished by this experience that she began investigating the phoneomenon. In 1996, she then had another sighting,  which was featured in a BBC documentary. She then began lecturing and started her own UFO conference. In 2001 she moved to California and soon after started the "Let's talk Paranormal" television show, which she hosted. Recently she moved to Las Vegas and wrote th book Haunted Las Vegas. She will share with us her amazing UFO sightings, details on her new book, and her upcoming appearance at the Women's UFO Symposium. Read more about Tracie at
Dec 20, 2011
Mack Maloney, UFOs in Wartime
Mack Maloney is a military fiction author who has recently made his first foray into non-fiction with his new book UFOs in Wartime. Maloney makes the case the UFOs are most often documented during wartime. He supports his case by covering 70 separate UFO incidents seen over the battle field, ranging from ancient times to modern day military incursions. These sightings are made by high ranking officials, soldiers, and news reporters. Maloney tries to answer the question as to why these visitors are interested in our wars. We will talk to Maloney about these incredible stories, his views on what the military knows, and is hiding, who these visitors are, and what they want.
Dec 13, 2011
Micah Hanks, UFO and Paranormal Journalist
Micha Hanks is a UFO and paranormal journalist and author. He blogs at his website, The Galien Report, and is author of the book Magic,Mysticism & the Molecule: The Search for Sentient Intellegence from Other Worlds. Still in his twenties, he is younger than your average UFO researcher. We will talk to him about the youth and how they interface differently with the UFO phenomena, and his views on the hot topics in UFO research. His unique and intellegent perspectives offer an insight into the future of Ufology.
Dec 06, 2011
Nick Redfern, Paranormal Author
Nick Redfern has written many books on various topics of the paranormal, including Roswell, the Men in Black, and Contactees. We will talk to Nick about how he got into the field, his contreversial thoughts on UFOs, and some of the other topics of his very interesting books. For more on Nick, visit:
Nov 29, 2011
Betty May Ockerl, UFOs over Wisconsin
Betty May Ockerl is the author of the book, The Mysterious Lindsey Lights: One Family's True Encounters with Strange Lights in the Sky Near Lindsey, Wisconsin. Starting in 2004 Betty and her family began seing strange lights in the sky. The sightings continued, so Betty began documenting the sightings and researching the UFO phenomenon to find out more about them. She felt that the sightings were so mysterious and important that she decided to write a book about them, despite the ridcule she may face in her rural community. We will talk to Betty about the Lindsey sightings, her investigation, and the community's reaction to her book. To read more about her book visit the book's page on
Nov 22, 2011
Antonio Huneeus, UFOs and 2012
It is time to catch up with Open Minds writer, Antonio Huneeus. We will talk about his recent stories regarding an ex-president of Mexico who had a UFO sightings, a nobel peace prize winner who wrote on UFOs, and his research into Mexico and their possible Mayan 2012 information.
Nov 15, 2011
Peter Robbins, Remembering Budd Hopkins
Peter Robbins has been an alien abduction researcher for decades. For years he worked very closely with Budd Hopkins, the man who brought this subject to the general public. We will be talking to Peter about Budd Hopkins and the beginning of alien abduction research.
Nov 08, 2011
Debbie Ziegelmeyer and Chuck Zukowski, UFO trends
  Debbie Ziegelmeyer is the state director for MUFON in Missouri, and her brother, Chuck Zukowski, is a paranormal investigator and runs the website Chuck recently discovered that cattle mutilation cases he investigated, along with UFO sightings, seem to converge around the 37 degree latitude line in the US. Our recent Open Minds hotspot report found the same thing. Debbie has also been receiving a large amount of UFO sighting reports, many of which have made it into the news. We will talk about all of this and more. For more on Chuck visit, and click this link for more on Missouri MUFON.
Oct 25, 2011
Stephen Bassett, ET Petition
  Stephen Bassett is a leading advocate for ending the 64-year government imposed truth embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.  He is a political activist, lobbyist, commentator, the executive director of Paradigm Research Group and the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC) and executive producer of the annual X-Conference.  His work has been covered extensively by national and international media. He recently opened an online petition on the White House’s new “We the People” website, asking for the president to “formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.” Click these links for Steve's website or the online disclosure petion.
Oct 18, 2011
Morgan Beall, MUFON R&D
  Morgan Beall is MUFON’s Director of Technology. He will let us in on the details of MUFON’s mobile app that is just about to be released. Morgan is also the state section director for Southwest Florida and a STAR team member. He will share some of his more interesting cases with us. Morgan graduated from Frostburg State University in Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Earth Science in 2002 (geology, geography, natural sciences). He moved to Ft Myers in 2003 where he pursued a career in Environmental Consulting. His training to date involves many aspects of indoor air quality, Asbestos, Environmental Site Assessments, and Materials Testing. You can read more about the MUFON mobile app at:
Oct 11, 2011
Michael Horn, Billy Meier debate
Michael Horn is Billy Meier’s official representative in America. Meier has claimed to be in communication with extraterrestrials for decades, and has one of the most famous UFO photo collections of pictures he has taken himself. We recently questioned some of the circumstances surrounding the evidence in this case and Horn wants to rebut our Billy Meier show. We will debate our findings versus his and you can be the judge as to whether or not you feel this famous and controversial case is legitimate. For more on Horn visit his site:
Oct 04, 2011
Stan and Lisa Romanek, Alien Abduction
  Stan Romanek says he has been abducted by aliens, harassed by the government and has experienced a myriad of various types of paranormal phenomena. I know it sounds far out, but I, Alejandro, have actually been there to experience some of this. We will interview Stan and his wife Lisa, to talk about some of the latest developments including possible interactions with alien hybrids, an upcoming documentary on his experiences, and what he thinks it all means. For more about Stan visit:
Sep 27, 2011
Leslie Kean, UFOs on the Record
Leslie Kean is the author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, a book which includes written statements from five generals, a former governor, military UFO witnesses, and a forward by John Podesta, former Clinton White House Chief of Staff. The book has also been endorsed by famous Physicist Michio Kaku and the Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Derrick Pitts. We will talk to Leslie about the recent History Channel special focused on her book, Pitts’ recent endorsement, and controversy created by new information about a famous Belgian UFO photograph. 
Sep 20, 2011
Jason McClellan, The Billy Meier UFO Case
  In the latest issue of Open Minds Magazine (on newsstands in early September), news correspondent Jason McClellan covered the controversial case of Billy Meier. In the 70s Meier produced famous UFO photographs and says he conversed with human looking aliens. Jason combed mounds of research material, including the immense amount of data Open Minds inherited from Wendelle Stevens, one of the first Meier researchers. We will discuss Jason’s findings, including many revealing facts that have been forgotten over the years.
Sep 13, 2011
Lee Speigel, UFO Journalist/Researcher
Lee Speigel is a writer, reporter and media personality who has spent decades researching and presenting the world of unexplained phenomena and the paranormal to the public. Following seven years with ABC News, he has joined the popular Weird News team of AOL/Huffington Post. Lee is the former host of NBC Radio's "The Edge of Reality." Spanning eight years in the 1970s and 80s, Speigel produced, wrote and hosted nearly 1,500 programs on the unexplained for NBC Radio. He’s also the only person to produce a presentation at the United Nations on the subject of UFOs. Lee Speigel is always on the lookout for unusual, out-of-this-world stories. Read more about Lee at:
Aug 30, 2011
Dr. Claude Swanson, UFO Physics
Dr. Claude Swanson is a theoretical physicist who earned his degrees at MIT and Princeton. For many years he worked at high tech labs for large corporations and on US Defense projects. However, Dr. Swanson now focuses his efforts on the science of unconventional physics, such as those that relate to the UFO phenomena. He believes that there is a subtle energy some cultures have known about for many years, such as “chi” in China or “torsion” in Russia, which may be the key to understanding UFO [propulsion, telepathy, healing and out of body experiences. He believes that when this energy is present, the laws of physics that the western world is familiar with are modified. He has written two books on the subject, and lectures throughout the country, including presenting at the Society for Scientific Exploration, of which he is a full member. Claude's website:
Aug 23, 2011
Clifford Mahooty, Zuni legends of the Star Beings
Clifford Mahooty is a Zuni elder and member of the Kachina Society. He is now retired after working as a chief engineer for the Department of Interior. Clifford says that Native American elders have a lot of knowledge about “Star Beings” that they choose to keep to themselves. He feels that it is now time that the knowledge be shared with the public. Clifford has recently been featured on cable documentaries including the History channel's Ancient Aliens.
Aug 16, 2011
Norio Hayakawa, The death of Gabe Valdez
Norio Hayakawa is the leading Dulce researcher, and is the one who got me in contact with New Mexico state police officer Gabe Valdez. Norio and I will discuss Valdez’s life work and his recent passing, along with Norio’s work on investigating the legend of the underground base near Dulce, New Mexico.
Aug 09, 2011
Gabe Valdez, Cattle Mutilations and Underground Bases
Gabe Valdez was a New Mexico state patrol officer assigned to areas plagued with cattle mutilations and UFO sightings. He investigated these mutilations and has come to some unique conclusions that he believes he has seen sufficient proof to support. Valdez also worked with Paul Bennewitz and retired Air Force Intelligence officer, Richard Doty, the two people who started the rumors that there was a joint Human-Alien secret base under the Archuleta Mesa just outside of Dulce, NM. We will get his take on this theory as well.
Aug 02, 2011
Jim Moroney, Alien Abduction
Jim Moroney has over 25 years of experience in UFO research and is an accomplished public speaker. A grounded highly proficient professional educator and international speaker, he has captivated audiences with his personal experiences and his insight into the UFO phenomenon. In 1987 Jim Moroney had an extraterrestrial encounter at a small lorry park just outside Manitoba, Canada. It changed his life forever. He now feels he has a special insight into why ETs are here and why they are abducting people. Jim is the full-time Executive Director for the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association and instructs health and safety and occupational hygiene courses part-time at the University of Calgary. For more information about Jim, visit:
Jul 26, 2011
Ted Peters, Religion and UFO Disclosure
Ted Peters teaches systematic theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He also co-edits the journal, Theology and Science, at the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. He has written a book titled,UFOs— GOD’s Chariots? Flying Saucers in Politics. Science, and Religion, and developed the ETI Religious Crisis Survey in which he examined how people would react to the news of extraterrestrials visiting earth. His findings are very interesting. He also recently served as a consultant to NASA and SETI on the ethics of planetary protection.
Jul 19, 2011
Frank Kimbler, NEW Roswell Discovery
Frank Kimbler works at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, where he teaches Earth Science at the High School level and Geology at the College Level. The Roswell UFO crash piqued his interest enough to look into it. He examined satellite images of the area where the strange debris was found in 1947 and found an area that looked promising. Upon examination of the area he found materials that he has since tested and all indications are that this material was not made on earth.
Jul 12, 2011
Tom Carey, Roswell UFO Expert
Tom Carey is part of the dynamic-duo, along with Don Schmitt, at the leading edge of the Roswell UFO crash research. The two have amassed a large amount of witnesses through the painstaking work of finding out who was where when, and the tracking the individuals or their family members down to find out if they have knowledge of the events and are willing to talk about it. Their years of work have been very fruitful, giving them great insight into what really happened in Roswell in July of 1947. Read more about him at:
Jun 28, 2011
Steve Volk, Fringe-ology
Steve Volk spent 15 years as an investigative journalist, writing long features covering courts, crime, cops and politics, before producing his first book, Fringe-ology: How I tried to explain away the unexplainable--and couldn't. This first book is his attempt to reconcile his down to earth occupation as a reporter with an old family ghost story he grew up with as a child. He also tackles UFOs, psychic abilities, near death experiences, and a number of other paranormal subjects.  Read more about him at:
Jun 21, 2011
Grant Cameron, Spielberg and UFOs
Grant Cameron is the founder of and is the leading authority when it comes to UFOs and the Presidents (even though he is Canadian). One of the stories he has been following closely is Steven Spielberg’s relationships with the Presidents. We will talk about this and the late breaking news that Spielberg has confirmed that Ronald Reagan made a comment after watching the movie ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, that “everything on that screen is absolutely true.” Spielberg thinks he was joking, but admits he is a “Ufologist”.
Jun 14, 2011
Joseph McMoneagle, Remote Viewing UFOs and ETs
Joseph McMoneagle was involved in Remote Viewing experiments conducted by U.S. Army Intelligence and the Stanford Research Institute. He was one of the original officers recruited for the top-secret program now known as the Stargate Project. Along with Ingo Swann, McMoneagle is best known for the investigation of Remote Viewing and the use of paranormal abilities for military intelligence gathering. He also feels that it is one of the few tools available that might tell us something specific about our future interactions with Extra-Terrestrials, or the impact such contact might have within our sciences and society.
Jun 07, 2011
Derrel Sims, Alien Hunter
Derrel has spent the past three decades researching the world of alien beings. His area of focus has dealt primarily with medical and scientific evidence of human/alien contact. To that end, he has spent years studying and training in a broad range of areas that would provide him with a full array of skills necessary for his search to find evidence of these creatures. Derrel has also acquired considerable training in police, military and investigative work. These assets are critical to aid in the search, rescue and discovery of alien evidence.
May 31, 2011
Nancy Talbott and Robbert van den Broeke, Crop Circles
Nancy Talbott of BLT Research, the premier scientific research group on crop circles, will be on again to talk about her latest findings. She has discovered scientific evidence of burning in a crop circle in Holland. We will also be joined by Robertt Van den Broeke from Holland. Nancy has been working with Robbert, documenting his amazing ability to predict crop circles formations, including several that have appeared recently. He also is associated with other phenomena, such as strange beings, animals, and people that appear in his photographs.
May 24, 2011
Whitley Strieber, The Key
Whitley Strieber is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty novels and works of nonfiction, including Communion, his account of a close encounter of the third kind. He is also the author of The Wolfen, The Hunger, and The Coming Global Superstorm, all of which were made into feature films. On May 12, he releases his latest book, The Key, a true story about a man who visited him in the middle of the night in 1998 and imparted upon him extraordinary lessons in personal development and mankind's fate.
May 17, 2011
David Eckhart, Alien Visitations
David Eckhart believes he is being visited by strange entities that fit the descriptions of commonly depicted extraterrestrial. He doesn’t know where they come from but believes he has captured them on film and video. The television show Fact or Faked researched his case recently and walked away believing his story. Listen to his amazing experiences and judge for yourself.
May 10, 2011
Don Schmitt, UFOs and the Roswell Alien
Don Schmitt is a preeminent UFO researcher. He has been working in this field for decades, including serving as a special investigator for Dr. J. Allen Hynek. He is one of the main researchers of the Roswell incident and continues to uncover evidence, and witnesses, all pointing to the crash of an extraterrestrial vehicle and possibly the recovery of a surviving occupant of that craft. We will talk about his recent UFO presentation at a convention for Louis Farrakhan. Don's website
May 03, 2011
James Moseley, UFOs over the decades
James Moseley has been interested in UFOs since the beginning of the modern era of Ufology in 1947 when Kenneth Arnold had his highly publicized sighting. Since then he has been a controversial figure, often focusing on the personalities and conflicts in UFO research. Beginning in 1954 he published a magazine called Saucer News for many years. Currently he sends out a newsletter called Saucer Smear. He says Saucer Smear is a humor and UFO-gossip journal for the “hard core” flying saucer buffs. Moseley will be sharing with us his history and his views on the hot UFO topics over the years.
Apr 26, 2011
Greg Bishop, UFO Disinformation
Greg Bishop is a writer, radio host, editor of Excluded Middle Magazine, and much more. He writes about UFO on his website UFOmystic, and is author of the book, Project Beta: The story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth. It seems that much of the modern mythology around UFOs comes from the mysterious relationship between Bennewitz, the Air Force, and the NSA in the late 70s and early 80’s. We will get into the details about this incredible story of counterintelligence and disinformation.
Apr 19, 2011
Terje and Truls Toftenes, The Day before Disclosure
Truls and Terje Toftenes of New Pardigm Films. The Toftenese have made several UFO related films, the latest being The Day before Disclosure, which won the People’s Choice award at the International UFO Congress EBE Awards. Although based in Norway, they were able to attend the Congress and accept the award in person. Narrated by Terje, the film is a comprehensive documentary on UFO/ET secrecy with some of the best cases from the US and Europe.
Apr 12, 2011
Dr. John Alexander, UFOs and the Military
John Alexander is a retired US Army Colonel and a leading advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons. His new book, UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities, provides a Government insider’s look at the UFO phenomena. He discusses the organization he created while on active duty to explore this topic. Comprised of members across the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and aerospace industries he was surprised at what they learned when he briefed the leaders of many of those agencies. A very important aspect of this book is a description of how government agencies really work, and how an individual’s belief system impacts the organization’s operations.
Apr 05, 2011
John Schuessler, NASA and UFOs
John Schuessler was a founding member of MUFON. He was the second International Director and is still a board member. Schuessler spent many years working in the space industry and for NASA. It was during a Gemini mission that he discovered astronauts were having UFO sightings. This is was his impetus to investigate UFOs.
Mar 29, 2011
Chuck Zukowski, Fired for paranormal investigations
Chuck is a paranormal investigator, who along with his sister Debbie Ziegelmeyer, was featured in the Sci-Fi channel’s Roswell Digs. He has recently investigated a string of cattle mutilations in Colorado. He was recently terminated as a reserve deputy sheriff’s officer for his involvement in paranormal investigations.
Mar 22, 2011
Suzanne Taylor, Crop Circles
Suzanne Taylor is a filmmaker whose latest project was about crop circles. Her movie, What On Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery is a feature documentary, shot in England, that engages the lively community of visionary artists, scientists, philosophers, geometers, educators and farmers who have been profoundly touched by the crop circle phenomenon. It goes on to speculate about what would happen if it were ascertained that the circles do indeed come from other intelligence. For more information on her movie and to see the trailer, visit:
Mar 15, 2011
Dr. Carol Rosin, UFOs and Dr. Wernher von Braun
Carol Rosin, an award-winning educator, author, and space and missile defense consultant was the first woman Corporate Manager of an aerospace company, Fairchild Industries, where, among her other responsibilities, she was a spokesperson for “the father of rocketry,” Dr. Wernher von Braun who revealed information to her about conspiracies to keep the existence of ETs secret. She has testified before both the US House and Senate, and has traveled worldwide to consult with companies, organizations, governments, the intelligence community, candidates, leaders and grass roots.
Mar 08, 2011
Stan Romanek, Alien Abduction
Stan Romanek is the author of the book Messages, which chronicles his life as an abductee. Romanek’s experiences began with the video recording of some incredible mass UFO sightings, although a skeptic Romanek began having strange dreams and physiological effects leading him to believe he was dealing with extraterrestrials. His strange experiences escalated at an incredible rate, and continue to this day.
Feb 22, 2011
Ben Hansen, Fact or Faked Team Leader
Ban Hansen is the team leader on the SyFy channel’s Fact or Faked. Early in his youth, Ben developed a fascination with UFOs and secret government projects. Ben has been looking for the real-life X-Files since he was a child and decided he would dedicate his career to investigations. After obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Criminology, he went to work for the State of Utah on a county SVU task force, and later as a criminal investigator for the FBI.
Feb 15, 2011
Robert Dean, NATO's UFO "Assessment"
Robert Dean retired from the US Army as a command sergeant major after a 28 year career. He has appeared on radio programs, TV documentaries and at conferences discussing UFOs. Dean claims he saw a "Cosmic Top Secret" NATO briefing document on UFOs called "The Assessment" when he worked on the General Staff at Strategic Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). We'll talk to him about what he saw.
Feb 08, 2011
Ross Hemsworth, UK Paranormal Researcher
Ross Hemsworth is a TV and radio presenter, currently studying law in the UK. He has worked on paranormal shows for ITV and BBC Worldwide. For many years he has presented the TV and radio show called Now That’s Weird, and has spoken about his research of anomalous phenomena at conferences all over the world. He is the UK adviser for the International UFO Congress, and lives in the Crop Circle hotspots of Glastonbury. We will be talking about Gary McKinnon, Crop Circles, the UK UFO files and much more. Note: Audio issues have been corrected.
Feb 01, 2011
Jeff Willes, UFO Videos
Jeff Willes has been researching UFOs for over 25 years. He has had many sightings and since he bought his first video camera in 1995, UFO hunting has become a full time activity. He has obtained many UFO videos; some featured on the TV show UFO Hunters, and the documentary Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs. Recently he was featured on the SiFy channel’s Fact or Faked, while their crew tried to replicate Jeff’s videos they caught unexplainable UFOs on camera themselves.
Jan 25, 2011
Richard Dolan, UFO Historian
Richard Dolan is considered by many to be the pre-eminent historian of the UFO phenomenon in the world. He is the author of two volumes of history, UFOs and the National Security State, as well as an analysis of the future, A.D. After Disclosure: The People’s Guide to Life After Contact. We will talk to Richard about AD, the upcoming UFO Congress, and the third and final volume of UFOs and the National Security State.
Jan 18, 2011
Kathleen Marden, UFO Lecturer and Author
Kathleen is the niece of Betty and Barney Hill and along with Stanton Friedman wrote the book Captured!, a case study of the Hill’s abduction. She has taught adult education classes on UFO and abduction history, and for 10 years volunteered as the Mutual UFO Network’s Director of Field Investigator Training. She is currently a full time writer and lecturer. She has written papers on the use and misuse of hypnosis in abduction investigations, the ethical use of hypnosis in abduction investigations, the comparative analysis of Betty and Barney Hills’ statements made under hypnotic regression versus Betty’s dream account of abduction, a critical analysis of the Harvard false memory study of self reported UFO experiencers, and “The Conundrum of Alien Abduction”. Her new book with coauthor Stan Friedman, Science Was Wrong is now available.
Jan 11, 2011
Travis Walton, Fire in the Sky
Travis Walton claims that in 1975, while working as a logger in Arizona, he and several co-workers came across a UFO in the forest which shot a beam of light at Travis. Frightened, his friends fled the scene, when they returned Walton was gone. Walton recalled waking up on the side of the road, he thought only a few hours had past, but he had actually been missing for 5 days. He later recalled being on the craft and the strange creatures that were there with him. His story was made into a movie called Fire in the Sky.
Jan 04, 2011
Michael Schratt, Aerospace Historian
Michael Schratt, military aerospace historian, has lectured across the country on the subject of “Mystery Aircraft” and classified propulsion systems buried deep within the military industrial complex. He has also researched and illustrated many UFO case files. He has been writing for Open Minds magazine for over a year now and we will talk about some of his stories, such as the German UFOs, Barry Goldwater and the “Blue Room”, and Dan Burisch.
Dec 21, 2010
Lester Velez, Abduction Researcher
Lester Velez is the Vice President of the Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support (OPUS), is a part of MUFON’s Abduction Experiencer Research Committee (AERC) and is the assistant director for MUFON in Northern California. He has assisted in psychological studies of abductees, including the Omega project which was featured in the October/November Issue of Open Minds Magazine. We will talk to him about alien abductions, the findings of the Omega project, and other projects OPUS is involved with.
Dec 14, 2010
T.L. Keller, UFO Novice's Guide Author
T.L. Keller is the author of The Total Novice’s Guide to UFOs: What you need to know…. Keller is an aerospace engineer who has always has an interest in space exploration and extraterrestrial intelligence. He was a computer systems analyst at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where he developed a computer system for the management of resources for JPL's interplanetary exploration projects. His experience in the aerospace and construction industries led to the development of Space MAX: Space Station Construction Simulator, a project management simulator for the construction of the first commercial space station. He has also worked for Douglas Aircraft and British Aerospace.
Dec 07, 2010
Charles Halt, USAF Col. Ret., UFOs at RAF Bentwaters
11/29/2010: Charles Halt Colonel Charles Halt, USAF, retired, is the highest ranking U.S. military officer speaking out about his personal UFO experiences while in the military. In December of 1980, while the deputy base commander at the Bentwaters Royal Air Force base in England, he took a crew out into the Rendlesham forest to investigate mysterious lights that were seen in the forest. He was skeptical of the claims of other security personnel who said they had witnessed the lights the night before. After his experience this night, he was skeptical no longer.
Nov 30, 2010
Ann Eller, UFO Astronomer's secretary
Ann Eller was the secretary to Dr. J. Allen Hynek, who researched UFOs for the U.S. Air Force’s project Blue Book and served as an adviser for Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind. She has also recently authored her own book titled, Dragon in the Sky: Prophecy from the Stars. We will talk to her about some of the very interesting stories she had regarding Dr. Hynek’s later years, and about her own experiences.
Nov 23, 2010
Linda Moulton Howe, Secret USAF ET briefing document
Linda Moulton Howe, is an Emmy Award-winning TV producer, investigative reporter and author who goes directly to the men and women at the forefront of science and environmental challenges and to firsthand eyewitnesses of high strangeness. In 1983 she was invited to Kirtland Air Force base in Albuquerque, NM where she was shown secret government documents regarding UFOs and extraterrestrials. In this interview she explains this encounter in detail.
Nov 16, 2010
Jacques Vallée, UFOs in Antiquity
Jacques Vallée is a French-born venture capitalist, computer scientist, author, UFO researcher and former astronomer. He was a major proponent for the idea that UFOs were the result of highly advanced extraterrestrial civilizations; however he eventually began to expand his views and now believes the explanation may be inter-dimensional in nature. Having been a prominent figure in UFO research he was the inspiration for the main character in Stephen Spielberg’s movie, Close Encounter of the Third Kind, Claude Lacombe. He has recently released his latest book, Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times.
Nov 09, 2010
Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Halloween Special: Ghosts and UFOs
Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural. She conducts original field investigations of haunted and mysterious sites. She has written more than 40 books – including 9 encyclopedias – and hundreds of articles in print on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual and mystical topics, and possesses an exceptional knowledge of the field. She has approximately one million copies in print. We will discuss similarities between UFO and Ghost research, and hear about some of her shocking discoveries regarding Shadow People. We'll start the show discussing EVPs retrieved at the Denver Tivoli Center by the Metro State College Paranormal investigation group, The Crypto Science Society.
Nov 01, 2010
Keith Chester, UFOs during WWII
Keith Chester is the author of Strange Company: Military Encounters with UFOs in World War II. Strange Company is the first in-depth account of unconventional aircraft observed and reported by the military during World War II. It includes the reactions by military commands, their viewpoints, and theories as they struggled to make sense of the observations. Strange Company presents one of the greatest wartime mysteries, one that has been shrouded in ignorance for more than sixty years. And it suggests that while an immense twentieth century war was raging on Earth, there appeared to be someone, or something, from somewhere else, watching us.
Oct 26, 2010
Hon. Paul Hellyer, Ex-Minister of Defence for Canada
We are honored to be able to welcome a man of Hellyer’s stature on Open Minds Radio. Beginning in 1963, Hellyer served as the Minister of National Defence for Canada. During this time he oversaw the unification of their Navy, Army, and Air Force into a single organization called the Canadian Forces. After his retirement, influenced by a Peter Jennings special on UFOs, Hellyer read Col. Corso’s book, The Day After Roswell, in which Corso claims to have handled material from the Roswell craft. Hellyer confirmed Corso’s story with an U.S. General. Already an opponent of the weaponizing of space, Hellyer has since chastised the U.S. for withholding the truth, and having an aggressive stance on the ET presence.
Oct 19, 2010
Maj. George Filer, retired Air Force intelligence officer
George Filer is a retired Air Force intelligence officer. While serving in the Air Force, Filer was on-board an aircraft tanker over the UK when he and his crew were asked to check out a UFO on radar. When they got close to the large object it flew off at extraordinary speed. Later, while serving at Ft. Dix he was asked to brief Generals on an incident involving the shooting of an alien that had landed its craft on their runway. He is now a MUFON regional director and produces a weekly UFO newsletter called Filer’s Files.
Oct 12, 2010