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You Were Gone But You Never Really Left - They Had Mushroom Shaped Heads and White Eyes: The Abduction of David Stephens and the Men in Black Encounter of Herbert Hopkins

What's up, ufonauts?! On this week's episode, I explore one of the most bizarre abductions stories ever recorded. In October of 1975, David Stephens was abducted from a car by very strange beings with mushroom-shaped heads and large white eyes. This encounter sets off a string of high strangeness that affects everyone involved in the case, including the hypnotist, Herbert Hopkins. Strap in for an episode full of UFOs taking control of cars, poltergeist activity, the men in black, and boat...


The UFO Book Club 2.5: An Interview with Author and UFO Researcher Ryan Sprague

What's up, ufonauts?! On this bonus episode and addendum to the UFO Book Club, I sat down with the author of _[Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomenon](https://www.amazon.com/Somewhere-Skies-Human-Approach-Phenomenon/dp/0967799589/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528214452&sr=8-1&keywords=Somewhere+in+the+Skies),_ and host of the _[Somewhere in the Skies Podcast](https://www.somewhereintheskies.com/) _[Ryan Sprague](https://twitter.com/RyanSprague51) to talk about his book,...


The UFO Book Club 2: The Experiencer Not the Experience: Somewhere in the Skies by Ryan Sprague with Brian and Angelo from Double Density and Sensual Podcaster Sam Fredrickson of Not Alone

What's up, ufonauts?! Welcome to the second edition of the UFO Book Club. This time, [Brian](https://twitter.com/BrianHastie), [Angelo](https://twitter.com/angelofioren), [Sam](https://twitter.com/BeerlordElfbane), and myself explore the nuances of _[Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomenon](https://www.amazon.com/Somewhere-Skies-Human-Approach-Phenomenon/dp/0967799589/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528214452&sr=8-1&keywords=Somewhere+in+the+Skies) _by [Ryan...


You Were Gone But You Never Really Left: One of Many Fascinating Aspects: An Overview of the Abduction Phenomenon with Rich Hatem

What's up, ufonauts?! This week, I'm joined by [Rich Hatem](https://twitter.com/RichardHatem), screenwriter of _The Mothman Prophecies_ and of the new DC series, _[Titans](https://www.dccomics.com/),_ to run down all the aspects of the abduction phenomenon, from the process of the abduction, to the characteristics to abductees, and the beings that take them. We also cover some of the atypical aspects of the phenomenon, and introduce some of the major players and events that define the...


Episode Four - The Minutes of Our Mythology, Part Two: Searching for a Sign

What's up, ufonauts?! In Minutes of Our Mythology, Part Two, I look at the government's first examination of the UFO phenomenon: Project Sign. Throughout 1948, people from all walks of life reported UFOs to the government. Some were civilians, some were actual pilots and military personnel. They ran the gamut. By the time Project Sign came to an end, it had seen the death of a pilot pursuing a UFO, reports of all sorts of odd lights in the sky, and an extremely close encounter by two...


Waxing Philosophical with MJ Banias: Disinformation, The Paul Bennewitz Affair, and The State of Ufology

What's up, ufonauts?! Today I have a special interview with UFO researcher [MJ Banias](https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011442165610). What begins as a conversation about the Paul Bennewitz Affair devolves into a broader conversations about the state of ufology, [the Pratt Tapes](http://web.archive.org/web/20080227222334/http://www.mufon.com/documents/MJ-121982.pdf), and how they may be the precursor to the MJ-12 myth, as well as ufology's many facets, and the role science has to...


Minisode Five - Disinformation: The Least Likable Form of Information: A Brief Overview of Paul Bennewitz, Richard Doty, and the Government's Disinformation Program of the 80s

In the 1980s, the government engaged in a heavy disinformation program, designed to control the perception of the UFO phenomenon. This story revolves around Paul Bennewitz, a physicist who believed that there was a harsh alien campaign against the human race. He surrounded himself with those that would help prove his theories correct. In the process, Paul and many of the key players would introduce key elements of UFO myth that many researchers still promote as real. Tune in to the UFO...


Minisode Four - Clergyman Who Waved Hello: Reverend Gill and the Sightings of Boainai, Papua, New Guinea

In June of 1959, a small missionary on the southern end of Papua, New Guinea experienced a number of UFO events over the course of two days that defy explanation to this day. The story of Reverend William Booth Gill and the 37 additional witnesses who saw a group of four beings walk atop a UFO is considered a classic by many, including our UFO dad, Jacques Vallee, and many more. Tune in to hear about the transformation of Doubting William to Convinced Bill. _Links_ [Perry Johnson Go Fund...