Episode 105: On this episode, award winning author Paul Buckner joins me on the show. Paul is a Citizen of the Cherokee Nation, author, musician, and avid outdoorsman. The oral tradition of his Cherokee family drove him to collect folktales and stories of those he met in his travels across the U.S. Many of the stories have been passed down through several generations. It is these stories that provide inspiration for his writing. Paul grew up in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and as a young boy spent many summers in the woods or on the lakes, creeks and rivers hunting, fishing, and camping. Those experiences led to a deep respect for the outdoors, traditional ways, and the natural environment. Paul is an award-winning Amazon top selling author of the action/adventure series, Hawthorn Lake and its associated short story, The Lost Gold Mine of Idaho Springs and his latest book, Bigfoot, UFOs and the Paranormal: True Encounters. Paul talked about a few of his strange encounters while hunting and about the possibility of them being Bigfoot encounters. He also talked about a hunting friends strange encounter. Paul went on to describe a bizarre UFO encounter he and his wife experienced and about how it spurred his interest in the subject. Paul also recounted his experience with paranormal experiences during sleep paralysis and about strange paranormal activity that has occurred in his home and about a strange occurrence where he experienced missing time. You can find out more about Paul and his work on his website at, paulgbuckner.com.
Episode 104: On this episode, distinguished Princeton Graduate and author of An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness and An End to Upside Down Contact: UFOs, Aliens and Spirits-and Why Their Ongoing Interaction with Human Civilization Matters. Mark is also the host of the podcast “Where Is My Mind?” (2019). Additionally, he serves on the board of the Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell’s Institute of Noetic Sciences and the School of Wholeness and Enlightenment. Previously, Mark was a partner at Sherpa Technology Group in Silicon Valley and worked as an investment banking analyst with UBS in New York. He has been named one of IAM’s Strategy 300: The World’s Leading Intellectual Property Strategists. Gober graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he wrote an award-winning thesis on Daniel Kahneman’s Nobel Prize–winning “Prospect Theory” and was elected as captain of Princeton’s Division I Tennis team. Mark talked about the difference between the materialst view of consciousness versus the much more expansive view of consciousness that says that says that consciousness is fundamental to everything. Mark also talked about how Near Death Experiences, the UFO phemonena and the paranormal relate to this expansive view of consciousness residing outside the brain. To find out more about Mark and his work you can visit his website at, markgober.com.
On this episode, during the intro I summarize the May 17th Congressional hearings on UFOs / UAPs, which included comments from several congressmen, to include Representatives Andre Carson, Eric Crawford, Adam Shiff and Mike Gallagher. Two defense officials attended the hearings and answered questions. The defense officials were The Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, Scott Bray and Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, Ronald Moultrie. Surprisingly, some of the hard hitting questions came from Republican Rep of Wisconsin, Mike Gallagher. He asked about covert initiatives between the Air Force’s Project Blue Book and AATIP, about UFOs shutting down missile silos over Malstrom AFB and about the veracity of the infamous Wilson-Davis Memo, which alleged that there are ongoing Special Access Programs within the US government concerning UFOs. The following URL provides a good summary of the hearing. https://theobservermagazine.substack…./UAPs%20tends%20to%20be%20more%20detailed%20than%20in%20the%20mainstream%20media.%20%3Ci%3EThe%20Observer%3C/i%3E%20covers%20%22The%20Basics.
Betsey Kulakowski, Author of the paranormal fiction series Veritas Codex, joined me to talk about her 4 book series and also her thoughts on paranormal and unexplained phenomena such as UFOs, Ghosts and Hauntings, Bigfoot and Strange Disappearances. In addition to being a fiction author, Betsey is also a Paranormal Investigator. To find out more about Betsey and her work, visit her author website at, http://www.authorbetseykulakowski.com