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October 30, 2019
Dr. Michael P. Masters is a professor of biological anthropology at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana. He received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from The Ohio State University in 2009, where he specialized in human evolutionary anatomy, archaeology, and biomedicine. Dr. Masters spent the following decade developing a broad academic background that unites the fields of anthropology, astronomy, astrobiology and physics, to examine the premise that UFOs and Aliens are simply our distant human descendants, returning from the future to study us in their own hominin evolutionary past. His new book, Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to the UFO Phenomenon, challenges readers to consider new possibilities while cultivating conversations about our ever-evolving understanding of time and time travel. In this episode, we discuss Michael’s research and what inspired him to do this research and write the book. Read more about Dr. Michael Masters and his book at: idflyobj.com
October 22, 2019
Witness of Another World is a recently released documentary about Juan Pérez, an Argentinian gaucho (cowboy) who claims to have had an incredible encounter as a child. His close encounter garnered media attention when it occurred and was investigated by famed UFO researcher Dr. Jacques Vallée. Juan’s encounter had long-lasting and profound effects on him that continue to influence his life. In this interview, we talk to the creator and director of the film, Alan Stivelman. Alan tells us why he decided to make a UFO film, how he came upon Juan, and how he was able to get Vallée to participate in the movie. For more information on the film, and to watch the trailer and purchase the film, visit: WitnessOfAnotherWorld.com. To read a review of the film on Vice, visit: I Study UFOs and This Is the Best UFO Documentary Ever Made
October 16, 2019
Danny Silva runs the website SilvaRecord.com where he covers UFO news and information. He focuses on developments and information related to UFOs. He focuses on the work of the DoD's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), and the To the Stars Academy (TTSA). With all of the information coming out about UFO investigations related to both of these groups, Danny has done a great job keeping people apprised of their latest news. Danny also does a great job digging up new info. In this episode, we will be discussing one of Danny's latest discoveries. He has acquired correspondence from TTSA to the government of India. We will discuss TTSA's apparent international outreach and other recent TTSA news. Read more about Danny at SilvaRecord.com. Read the headlines at OpenMinds.tv.
August 21, 2019
Lee Speigel is a career media personality who has worked as a print and broadcast reporter for CBS, NBC, ABC, and others. His latest mainstream media position was as a staff writer for the Huffington Post, reporting mostly on the UFO phenomenon and other paranormal topics. He is currently working with filmmaker James Fox on the documentary The Phenomenon set to be released in the fall. Lee has also just started a podcast on the KGRA network called Edge of Reality with Lee Speigel. In this interview, we talk to Lee about the latest UFO news, the documentary, and his new podcast. Visit Lee at www.LeeSpeigel.com Listen to his podcast at: www.kgraradio.com/edge-of-reality-radio/
August 14, 2019
Karen Brard is the owner of the International UFO Congress. The 2019 event will be held September 4th through the 8th in Phoenix, Arizona. With over 20 speakers over five days, the event is widely held as one of the most important and anticipated annual UFO events. Open Minds UFO Radio host Alejandro Rojas is the emcee of the event. In this episode, Karen and Alejandro review the speakers at this year's event and share information about their recent adventures promoting the conference. For more information on the International UFO Congress visit: www.UFOCongress.com UFO Headlines: www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
July 16, 2019
Sean Cahill was the Chief Master-at-Arms on the USS Princeton in 2004 during a multi-day UFO encounter. At the time, the Princeton was part of the Nimitz Carrier strike group. In November of 2004, the Nimitz Strike Group was conducting training exercises off the coast of San Diego when it picked up odd readings on radar. Eventually, an F-18 jet fighter was zeroed in to observe one of the objects and reported seeing a 40-foot long smooth, white object that looked like a TIC TAC. Later that day the object was caught on infrared video. In this interview, Sean discusses his experience being on board when the sightings occurred. He also shares his sighting at the time. Sean also appeared on the History Channel's Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation. Sean shares his experience on the show and what it was like working with Luis Elizondo, the former head of the Pentagon's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). AATIP investigated military UFO cases. Read Sean's recent Medium articles here: https://medium.com/@sean.cahill UFO Headlines: www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
July 9, 2019
Bryan Bender is the defense editor for POLITICO Pro and can be seen adding commentary on the History Channel’s Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation. He was previously a D.C.-based reporter for the Boston Globe and Jane’s Defence Weekly, where he covered US military operations in the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and the Balkans. Bryan also writes about terrorism, the international arms trade, and government secrecy. He is the author of “You Are Not Forgotten,“ the story of an Iraq War veteran’s search for a missing World War II fighter pilot in the South Pacific. He is currently a board member of the Military Reporters and Editors Association. Regarding UFOs, Bender has broken several important stories. He published an article revealing the Pentagon’s secretive UFO program, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), the same day as the New York Times. For that story, the Department of Defense (DoD) confirmed to him AATIP did exist and that a career intelligence officer, Luis Elizondo, ran it. Bender also broke the news regrind the Navy creating new UFO reporting guidelines and another story revealing that US Senators were briefed on UFOs. In this interview, we discuss how Bender came to know AATIP existed, how he vetted that information, and his thoughts on the nature of government UFO research and where it may this all might lead to. Read more about Bryan and read his articles at Politico.com. UFO Headlines: www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
July 2, 2019
Chuck Zukowski and Heather Taddy are co-hosts of the Travel Channel’s new series Alien Highway. Along with Chuck’s son, Daniel, they are investigating paranormal incidents and hot spots. For the past 30 years, Chuck has been an IC Mask Design Engineering contractor. He’s been on microchip design teams working on projects as simple as optics for traffic light controllers, and as complex as Spy Satellites, Deep Space Probes, and LIDAR technology. Chuck was also a volunteer Deputy Sheriff for El Paso County Sheriff’s Department for eight years and was terminated for running animal mutilation investigations within his county. As a UFO/Paranormal Field Investigator, Chuck has been researching and Field Investigating the unknown for more than three decades.  Heather Taddy starred on A&E’s hit television series “Paranormal State,” which chronicled investigations from the world-renowned college-run club at Pennsylvania State University, The Paranormal Research Society (PRS). Serving as the Team Documentarian, Taddy traveled across the country, helping and educating families experiencing paranormal activity. Showing no fear when it comes to the paranormal, Taddy is often seen on the series isolating her self in some of the world’s most notoriously haunted locations.  In this episode, we talk about some of what we will see in the show, what it was like conducting investigations together and how their various paranormal interests relate to one another. Read more about the show on the Travel Channel website. UFO Headlines: www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
June 26, 2019
Filmmakers Jon Sumple and Jack Roth make up two-thirds of J3Films; a film company focused on sharing stories of the unexplained. Their first film, Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story, covered the story of a man who claims to have been abducted by aliens. Although Romanek has been busted faking events and has been convicted of crimes, many feel some of the paranormal experiences he claims to have experienced really occurred. While working on the film, Jack and Jon say they came in contact with many others claiming to have similar experiences, including some who claims to have been impregnated during alien abduction experiences. This is the topic of J3Films’ second project, Extraordinary: The Seeding.  In this interview, we talk to the filmmakers about what inspired them to do the film and tackle such controversial and strange topics, and their feelings about the credibility of the witnesses in their movie.  Read more about their films at: www.j3films.com UFO Headlines: www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
June 18, 2019
Nick Pope worked for the British government’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) for nearly 20 years beginning in the mid-1980s. For several of those years, Nick staffed the UFO desk, investigating UFOs and handling press inquiries on the matter. He now as a media commentator and freelance journalists, often invited by major news networks to share insight into the UFO phenomenon and governments reactions. In this episode, we discuss recent UFO news regarding the US and British governments. In the UK, the MoD has released what they claim are the final UFO documents in their files. According to Nick, these documents show there were disagreements between various departments on how to handle the UFO issue. In the US, the Department of Defense (DoD) has also been sending mixed messages on the UFO matter. BONUS INTERVIEW: At the end of the show, we also got in a quick interview with Anthony Lappe, the Executive Producer and Showrunner of History’s Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation. We discuss their findings at Guadalupe Island and the show’s upcoming coverage of the briefing of Congress and other government leaders on UFOs by Navy UFO witnesses. Lappe also shares his view on the President’s recent comment on UFOs. Nick Pope's website: NickPope.net History’s Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation website. UFO Headlines: www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
June 11, 2019
In this episode we welcome back three recent guests, Danny Silva of SilvaRecord.com, Joe Murgia of UFOJoe.net, and Mike Damante of PunkRockandUFOs.com. All three of these guys run blogs that follow the latest breaking news regarding the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), the Pentagon’s secretive UFO Program, and the To the Stars Academy (TTSA). The later was created by rock star Tom Delonge, and includes Luis Elizondo, former head of AATIP, and other high level officials. AATIP and TTSA are featured in the new History Channel series Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation. In this roundtable we discuss the recent Open Minds UFO Radio and UFO Podcast interviews of Luis Elizondo, new information shared in the latest episodes of Unidentified, and other late breaking news regarding UFOs and the U.S. government. History’s Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation website. Open Minds UFO Radio interview with Elizondo. Podcast UFO Elizondo interview on YouTube. UFO Headlines: www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
June 7, 2019
Luis Elizondo is a career intelligence officer whose experience includes working with the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, the National Counterintelligence Executive, and the Director of National Intelligence. As a former Special Agent In-Charge, Elizondo conducted and supervised highly sensitive espionage and terrorism investigations around the world. As an intelligence Case Officer, he ran clandestine source operations throughout Latin America and the Middle East. Most recently, Elizondo managed the security for certain sensitive portfolios for the US Government as the Director for the National Programs Special Management Staff. For nearly the last decade, Elizondo also ran a sensitive aerospace threat identification program focusing on unidentified aerial technologies. Elizondo’s academic background includes Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, with research experience in tropical diseases. Elizondo is also an inventor who holds several patents.  Now, as a part of HISTORY’s groundbreaking new six-part, one-hour limited series “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation™,” Elizondo is speaking out for the first time with Tom DeLonge, co-founder and President of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science and Chris Mellon, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Intelligence, to expose a series of startling encounters and embark on fascinating new investigations that will urge the public to ask questions and look for answers. History's Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation website. Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
May 29, 2019
MJ Banias is the author of "The UFO People: A Curious Culture." He is an educator, writer and blogger. He was a former field investigator with the Mutual UFO Network, has been featured on multiple podcasts and radio shows, and contributes to Mysterious Universe and RoguePlanet. His work has been included in Fortean Times, FATE Magazine, and in a book entitled UFOs: Reframing the Debate.He lives in Canada with his wife, two children, and a massive cat.    In this episode we talk to MJ about what he had found when taking a closer look at those who are interested in the UFO phenomenon. Are UFO people a community on their own? How does the UFO topic effect the general public? What does MJ feel the future for the UFO topic holds? How is all of this changing as these recent UFO developments permeate the wider public? We will cover all of this and more in this fascinating episode. For more on MJ visit his website TerraObscura.net. Purchase is book on Amazon here. UFO Headlines: http://www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
May 22, 2019
Anthony Lappé is a New York-based showrunner, director and investigative journalist. He was the executive editor of the Guerrilla News Network, and produced their award-winning Showtime Iraq war, documentary, BATTLEGROUND. As a commentator, he has appeared on media outlets around the world, including the BBC, Radio France, Radio Havana, Fusion, NPR and Sky News. He has written for The New York Times, Details, ESPN: The Magazine, New York Magazine, VICE and the South China Morning Post. He is the author of the graphic novel, SHOOTING WAR. For VICELAND, he was the showrunner of BLACK MARKET WITH MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS. For HISTORY, he has helmed AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS, RFK: THE KENNEDY FAMILY REMEMBERS and the upcoming UNIDENTIFIED: INSIDE AMERICA'S UFO INVESTIGATION.  Read more about Unidentified at the show's website. UFO Headlines: www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
May 14, 2019
Kevin Day is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer who specialized in radar systems. He is a TOPGUN air intercept controller with more than 20 years experience in strike group air defense including war-time operations. In November of 2004, off the coast of San Diego, Kevin was a radar operator on the USS Princeton, part of the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group. Over several days unknown objects were observed on radar. On several occasions, aircraft were directed to find the objects. The pilots reported seeing 40 foot-long Tic Tac shaped objects that performed remarkable maneuvers beyond the capability of our aircraft. This incident was made famous in a New York Times article in December 2017 in which it was also revealed the Pentagon had a secretive UFO investigation program. In this episode, we talk to Kevin about what he experienced in 2004.   Read Kevin book fictionalizing the incident here. Read the research article Kevin referenced: Incommensurability, Orthodoxy and the Physics of High Strangeness Read the leaked Nimitz report referenced inthis episode here. Visit Alejandro on Patreon here.
May 7, 2019
In this episode, we review the confusing and complicated timeline of how the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) UFO project got started, how we found out about, and the history of some of those involved. To really understand AATIP and all of the news coming at us about it, we have to understand this vital background. This includes why and how rockstar Tom DeLonge is involved, who Robert Bigelow is, the paranormal background of Dr. Hal Puthoff, what AAWSAP is and how it was taken down, AATIP’s relation to BAASS and TTSA, and much much more. We will not be interviewing Lue for a little while yet, but covering this background will make you all ready for it. Alejandro on Patreon
April 30, 2019
Eric W. Davis, Ph.D. is the Chief Science Officer of EarthTech Int’l, Inc. and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin. Dr. Davis’ research specializations include breakthrough propulsion physics for interstellar flight, interstellar flight science, beamed energy propulsion, advanced space nuclear power and propulsion, directed energy weapons, future and transformational technology, general relativity theory, quantum field theory, quantum gravity theories, experimental quantum optics, and SETI-xenoarchaeology. Eric has spent decades working with Robert Bigelow and his paranormal investigation efforts, including the National Institute for Discovery Sciences, and Bigelow Aerospace and Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS). The company he works for now, EarthTech International Inc., is working with the To the Star Academy to analyze anomalous materials. In this episode, we talk to Eric about how he got involved with paranormal research, his personal paranormal experiences on the Skinwalker Ranch, and thoughts of that investigation, and other relevant research he has worked on. Read more about Dr. Davis here: EarthTech.org UFO Headlines: http://www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
April 23, 2019
Bryce Zabel has created and produced five primetime television series, including fan favorites Dark Skies and The Crow, and worked on a dozen TV writing staffs (Lois & Clark, Taken). A produced feature (Atlantis, Mortal Kombat) and miniseries writer (Blackbeard, Pandemic), Bryce’s latest film, The Last Battle, based on a New York Times bestseller, will be shot by StudioCanal next year in Europe. He was the first writer since Rod Serling elected to serve as Chairman/CEO of the Television Academy, and is a winner of the prestigious Writers Guild award for screenwriting. He has taught screenwriting as an Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, reported on-air as a CNN correspondent, and won multiple awards for investigative reporting for PBS. His Breakpoint alternate history book series is the winner of the Sidewise Award. The latest book in the series is Once There Was a Way, a novel about The Beatles staying together. He is developing Unidentified about the race to break the Roswell story, and Captured about the Betty and Barney Hill abduction. His book A.D. After Disclosure with Richard Dolan was the first book devoted exclusively to the Disclosure topic. In this episode, we discuss UFO disclosure, how one would define the term, and where we are in the process of disclosure or if that process has even begun.  Purchase Bryce's book here: A.D. After Disclosure: The People's Guide to Life After Contact UFO Headlines: www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
April 16, 2019
Joe Murgia, aka UFO Joe, is a freelance Director of Photography and Camera Operator. He also runs the website UFOJoe.net, where he posts important UFO news and updates. One thing Joe does that is invaluable to the UFO research community, is that he transcribes important interviews. Recent transcriptions include interviews with George Knapp, Harry Reid, many of the 2004 Nimitz UFO encounter witnesses, and more. In this episode, we get to know Joe and his work. We talk about how Joe got involved with UFOs, and what inspired him to start UFOJoe.net. We also discuss his views on the remarkable ongoing revelations regarding government investigations of UFOs. Read more about Joe at his website UFOJoe.net. UFO Headlines: www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
April 9, 2019
Danny Silva runs the website SilvaRecord.com where he covers UFO news and information. He focuses on developments and information related to UFOs. He focuses on the work of the DoD’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), and the To the Stars Academy (TTSA). With all of the information coming out about UFO investigations related to both of these groups, Danny has done a great job keeping people appraised of news on these projects others have missed. In this episode, we get to know Danny, why he was inspired to start his blog and his perspectives on the state of UFO research. We also discuss some of his recent stories. Visit Danny at: SilvaRecord.com. Read the headlines at OpenMinds.tv.
April 2, 2019
Mike Damante is a journalist, author, and teacher. He is the author of the books "Punk rock and UFOs: True Believers" and  "Punk Rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology Meets Anarchy." Mike worked for the Houston Chronicle as a copy editor, writer, reporter, and web producer. He currently produces their "MIKED" music blog and has interviewed bands and musicians like Bad Religion, blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, Tom DeLonge, Tegan and Sara, Aerosmith, B.o.B, and countless others. He currently teaches Journalism and English in Houston, TX.  In this episode, we talk to Mike about the crossroads of Punk Rock and UFOs, and his perspective on the UFO phenomenon as a mainstream journalist. Like everyone interested in UFOs, Mike has also been following the developments related to Tom DeLonge’s To The Stars Academy (TTSA). Mike lends the unique view of also having followed Tom DeLonge’s music career as a music journalist and blogger. Visit Mike’s website and get his books at www.PunkRockandUFOs.com.
March 26, 2019
Dr. Kevin Knuth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at the University at Albany (SUNY), and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Entropy (MDPI). He is a former NASA research scientist having worked for four years at NASA Ames Research Center in the Intelligent Systems Division designing artificial intelligence algorithms for astrophysical data analysis. His current research interests include the foundations of physics, quantum information, inference and inquiry, autonomous robotics, and the search for and characterization of extrasolar planets. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed publications and has been invited to give over 80 presentations in 14 countries. Kevin was also a recent presenter at the Anomalous Aerospace Phenomena Conference (AAPC) hosted by the Scientific Coalition for Ufology (SCU) held near the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Kevin’s talk was titled, “Constraints on Societies Engaged in Relativistic Interstellar Travel,” and covered the odd spacetime effects this sort of travel would entail. In this episode, Kevin discusses the effects individuals traveling in this manner would experience, and the odd effects and problems that would occur with a group traveling in this manner interacting with others. We also discuss Kevin’s experience and thoughts on how the scientific community views the UFO topic. Fore more about Kevin visit: http://knuthlab.rit.albany.edu/
February 19, 2019
John Alexander is a retired Army Colonel who has been a critical figure in the field of non-lethal weapons and also played a role in U.S. Army Intelligence research in the paranormal. In the 1980s John put together a group of intelligence officials, members of all branches of the military and the defense aerospace industry to investigate UFO secrecy. His group was called the Advanced Theoretical Physics (ATP) project. In this episode, we discuss the similarities between John’s ATP and the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). Due to the attention the disclosure of the existence of AATIP has garnered, there is a resurgence of interest in the UFO topic in Washington D.C. Relying on John’s insider knowledge on how the government works, we also discuss the difficulties a UFO research program would have functioning inside the government, the concerns the military or other credible organizations may have hosting a UFO program, and whether a government UFO program is the best option for resorcin into the UFO Phenomenon. After retiring from the Army, John joined Los Alamos National Laboratory. As a program manager, he conducted non-lethal warfare briefings at the highest levels of government including the White House Staff, National Security Council, Members of Congress, Director of Central Intelligence, and senior Defense officials. He has advised the CIA, US Special Operations Command, and the National Intelligence Council. Academically, he holds an M.A., Pepperdine University, Ph.D., Walden University, and later attended the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and the Kennedy School of Government general officer program “National and International Security for Senior Executives” at Harvard University.  Visit John's website at : JohnBAlexander.com
February 12, 2019
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 Rich 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. Rich is also a member of NARCAP, the Planetary Society, and 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. In this episode, we discuss the creation of the SCU and what they have been up to. We also discuss their upcoming scientific conference, the Anomalous Aerospace Phenomenon Conference (AAPC), which we will be held in Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville is the home of the Redstone Arsenal, where modern rocketry began. It is also the home of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. For more information about the SCU, visit: ExploreSCU.org See the UFO Headlines at: OpenMinds.tv Watch UFOs...Serioulsy LIVE and see other videos from Alejandro at: www.youtube.com/c/thealejandroadvantage Alejandro’s Blog: alejandrotrojas.com
February 5, 2019
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 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. Recently, Nick was able to obtain Department of Defense (DoD) files regarding Advanced Aerospace Identification Program (AATIP), often referred to as the Pentagon’s secret UFO project. These are some of the very few official releases of documents related to AATIP that have surfaced. In this episode, we discuss what is in the files and how he received them. Nick also explains what we can infer from the documents, and why they are significant. For more information about Nick, visit: NickPope.Net. UFO Headlines: www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Open Minds UFO Radio podcast: www.openminds.tv/radio Alejandro’s Blog: AlejandroTRojas.com
January 30, 2019
In this episode, Alejandro and Martin review fresh UFO news including the recent release of files related to the Pentagon's UFO program. We take a look at the serious topic and related issues of objects observed in the skies above us that remain a mystery. Host Alejandro Rojas shares updates and credible information regarding Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) including the search for extraterrestrial life and our quest to become a space fairing species. UFO Headlines: http://www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Open Minds UFO Radio podcast: http://www.openminds.tv/radio Alejandro’s Den of Geek articles: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/authors/alejandro-rojas Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
January 22, 2019
David is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker and producer. He has also had a lifelong interest in UFOs. Like many of us, David was excited about the news that the Pentagon had a secret UFO project. He was also excited about the extraordinary UFO encounter that was also featured in the New York Times article that broke the Pentagon UFO news. The encounter involved the USS Nimitz carrier strike group and occurred in November 2004 near San Diego. During training exercises a white object described as looking like a Tic Tac was spotted, jets went in to get a closer look, and then things got weird. Some of the military personnel involved with the encounter have come forward since the NYT broke the story, including David Fravor, the lead pilot who got the closest look. As a filmmaker, David saw an opportunity to help tell the story by taking all of the details publicly available and recreating the encounter. In this episode, we talk to David about his inspiration to make the film, and the details and behind the scenes behind the film’s production. Watch David’s USS Nimitz UFO Encounters video here: https://youtu.be/26vx-EfVD8g Visit his USS Nimitz UFO Encounters website: http://thenimitzencounters.com/ Visit his USS Nimitz UFO Encounters Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Thenimitzencounters/ UFO Headlines: http://www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Our Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/shop/openmindstv Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
January 15, 2019
Ryan Sprague is a UFO journalist, podcaster, and author. He is also a professional playwright and screenwriter. He was a frequent contributor to Open Minds Magazine, and has participated as a staff member or speaker at several International UFO Congress events. Ryan hosts the podcast Somewhere in the Skies and Rogue Planet’s Unknown. Ryan’s latest project was co-hosting CW’s Roswell: Mysteries Decoded. Alejandro also appeared in the show and served as a consulting producer. In this episode, we talk about the production of the CW’s Roswell special, what was left out, and our thoughts on how the production came out. We also discuss the Roswell case and the mysteries surrounding the most famous alleged crash landing of an alien spacecraft. Visit Ryan website at: somewhereintheskies.com Visit him on Patreon: www.patreon.com/SomewhereSkies WATCH Roswell: Mysteries Decoded FREE here: https://www.cwseed.com/shows/roswell-mysteries-decoded/roswell-mysteries-decoded/?play=be3160ef-7527-46a0-9809-99b72f7df170 UFO Headlines: http://www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Our Amazon page for recommended UFO books, podcast tech, and more: https://www.amazon.com/shop/openmindstv Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
January 8, 2019
Hosts Alejandro Rojas and Martin Willis are joined by author and producer Lee Speigel to review the best UFO news stories of 2018. 2018 was a banner year for UFOs. It could be argued 2018 was the tipping point when UFOs became a serious topic in the mainstream. Some even argue it was the first full year we lived in a post UFO disclosure world. In this episode we review the stories and information that made 2018 so important for the UFO topic. Read more and get links to the stories we discussed at: http://www.openminds.tv/2018-ufo-year-in-review-january-8-2019/42150 UFO Headlines: http://www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Our Amazon page for recommended UFO books, podcast tech, and more: https://www.amazon.com/shop/openmindstv Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
January 1, 2019
Paul Hynek has worked in tech and entertainment and is currently a business consultant. Paul is also a former adjunct professor at Pepperdine University, and is presently a consultant for HISTORY’s new series Project Blue Book, based on a real project to investigate UFOs from 1952 to 1969. Paul is the son of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, an astronomer who worked with the U.S. Air Force investigating UFO cases from 1948 to the end of Blue Book in 1969. A character based on J. Allen Hynek is the lead character in the series. Paul’s father began his investigation with USAF as a skeptic, but by the time Blue Book ended he was convinced some UFO cases posed a real mystery. The HISTORY series is not sticking strictly to the facts, but it is attempting to portray the people and events as accurately as possible. In this interview we talk to Paul about the production of the new series, his father’s UFO work, and how he hopes this series affects viewers and perceptions of the UFO phenomenon. Project Blue Book premieres January 8, 2018. Visit the HISTORY Project Blue Book website for more: https://www.history.com/shows/project-blue-book UFO Headlines: http://www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Our Amazon page for recommended UFO books, podcast tech, and more: https://www.amazon.com/shop/openmindstv Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
December 18, 2018
David O'Leary is the creator, a writer, and producer of History Channel’s upcoming series Project Blue Book. David’s passion for the UFO topic inspired him to create this series based on the U.S. government’s most famous UFO investigation, Project Blue Book. The series is fiction, but is based on real cases investigated in Project Blue Book and the two U.S. Air Force UFO investigations that came before it, Project Sign and Project Grudge. The main character is named and modeled after Dr. J. Allen Hynek, an astronomer who aided in the government investigations. Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) plays Dr. Hynek, and Oscar-winner Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Contact) serves as an Executive Producer. The series premieres on January 8, 2019. David is also a Co-Producer on the horror film Eli, which Netflix will release in 2019 and an Associate Producer on Parallel, a sci-fi thriller from Bron Studios also set for a 2019 release. In this episode, we discuss how David was able to get the show produced, his interest in the UFO topic, and his thoughts about the real-life UFO cases portrayed in the series. We also discuss how to balance the fiction with the facts while trying to entertain and represent real people and events as accurately as possible. Project Blue Book premieres on the History Channel on January 8, 2018, at 9 pm central. For more information about the show, visit: https://www.history.com/shows/project-blue-book UFO Headlines: http://www.openminds.tv/category/ufoheadlines Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
December 12, 2018
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: UFOCongress.com To visit the store, go to: Store.UFOCongress.com For more UFO news visit: OpenMinds.tv Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
November 27, 2018
Jeremy Corbell is an investigative filmmaker and runs the website ExtraordinaryBeleifs.com. 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: www.TheLazarStory.com Read more about Jeremy and his other films at: www.ExtraordinaryBeliefs.com For more UFO news visit OpenMinds.tv: www.openminds.tv Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
November 20, 2018
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 - https://amzn.to/2OVrX9N UFO Contact at Pascagoula: https://amzn.to/2qVA5gX For more UFO news visit OpenMinds.tv: http://www.openminds.tv/ Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
November 7, 2018
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: http://nickredfernfortean.blogspot.com/ Get Nick's book Top Secret Alien Abductions: https://amzn.to/2QtMh3L Get Nick's book FINAL EVENTS and the Secret Government Group on Demonic UFOs and the Afterlife: https://amzn.to/2AOH1C3 For UFO news and information: http://www.openminds.tv/
October 30, 2018
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 www.themadscientistpodcast.com. Read Chris' article on this topic: The science of proving an object was created by an extraterrestrial civilization For more UFO news visit www.OpenMinds.tv. To support the show visit Alejandro’s Patreon page at www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas.
October 24, 2018
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: NickPope.net 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: https://amzn.to/2q9scUM Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas For more UFO news visit OpenMinds.tv: http://www.openminds.tv/
October 16, 2018
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: MicahHanks.com and: GralienReport.com Get his book here: https://amzn.to/2CNoEzO Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas For more UFO news visit OpenMinds.tv: http://www.openminds.tv/
October 9, 2018
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: DavidMarlerUFO.com Watch David present his research on the Battle of LA incident at the International UFO Congress. For more UFO news visit: OpenMinds.tv Visit my on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas Get David's book, Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation: https://amzn.to/2yoDp7z
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 OpenMinds.tv. Listen to Martin on Podcast UFO at PodcastUFO.com. Alejandro’s Den of Geek articles: www.denofgeek.com/us/authors/alejandro-rojas Help keep the UFO info coming: Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
September 25, 2018
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 ChaseKloetzke.com And Bohic Ruz Explorer Society Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
September 18, 2018
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 OpenMinds.tv 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: https://amzn.to/2phQNWT Watch the documentary: https://amzn.to/2xu9ZEt
September 11, 2018
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: OurStrangePlanet.com Donate to UFO DAP: GoFundMe.com/ufodap-SLV Get Chris' book Stalking the Herd: https://amzn.to/2p0f6IY More UFO news: www.openminds.tv Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas
September 4, 2018
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: DavidMarlerUFO.com His book, Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation, can be found here: amazon.com Support Alejandro on Patreon: www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas For more UFO news visit OpenMinds.tv: www.openminds.tv OpenMinds.tv on Facebook Open Minds UFO News Group OpenMinds.tv on Twitter
August 28, 2018
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: SomewhereintheSkies.com. Or visit him on Patreon at: www.patreon.com/SomewhereSkies/ Purchse Ryan's book Somewhere in the Skies here: https://amzn.to/2PO1Int Get UFO: Reframing the Debate here: https://amzn.to/2PGc3BL Get the latest UFO headlines at OpenMinds.tv. Visit Alejandro on Patreon at www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas.
August 22, 2018
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 www.themadscientistpodcast.com. For more UFO news visit www.OpenMinds.tv. To support the show visit Alejandro’s Patreon page at www.patreon.com/alejandrotrojas.
August 15, 2018
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 www.HighStrangenessUFO.com. His book can be purchased on Amazon.com.
July 31, 2018
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: LeeSpeigel.com
July 10, 2018
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: www.RoswellUFOMuseum.com For more information about Stanton, visit: www.StantonFriedman.com
June 26, 2018
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: www.JamesTAbbott.com
June 6, 2018
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: www.scientificexploration.org/2018-conference For more information about John Alexander, visit: www.johnbalexander.com/
May 15, 2018
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 www.extraordinarybeliefs.com.
May 8, 2018
Martin and Alejandro discuss new UFO news: Bigelow, New UK UFO Files and Scott Kelly
April 24, 2018
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 BryceZabel.com Get the book here at Amazon.
April 17, 2018
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 OpenMinds.tv 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.
April 10, 2018
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.
April 3, 2018
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: www.thedrive.com/author/tyler-rogoway
March 27, 2018
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: UFOCongress.com For more information about Marc D'Antonio, visit: fxmodels.com Fore more information about Ben Hansen, visit: BenHansen.com
March 20, 2018
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: www.stantonfriedman.com
February 28, 2018
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: https://www.ufocongressvideos.com
February 6, 2018
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: www.StellarProductions.today – www.BryceZabel.com – www.AfterDisclosure.com – www.WhatIfBeatles.com For more about the UFO Congress, visit: UFOCongress.com
January 24, 2018
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: UFOCongress.com To leanr more about Karen's real estate business, visit: AZEastValleyHome.com
January 16, 2018
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: www.survivingdeathkean.com
January 9, 2018
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.
December 22, 2017
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: www.johnbalexander.com For more about Nick Pope, visit: www.NickPope.net For more about the ongoing story and other UFO news, visit: OpenMinds.tv
December 19, 2017
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 OpenMinds.tv. In this interview, we discuss a recent article on OpenMinds.tv 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: flyingdiskpress.blogspot.com Read his OpenMinds.tv stories at: www.openminds.tv/author/mantle
December 12, 2017
Alejandro and Martin catch up on some recent UFO news and the spacey stuff Alejandro has been up to.
November 21, 2017
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: theufophenomenon.com. His books can be found at Amazon.com. For more information about FREE, visit: www.experiencer.org.
November 7, 2017
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 johnbalexander.com. His book can be purchased on Amazon.com.
October 31, 2017
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 MissouriMUFON.org and UFONut.com.
October 24, 2017
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: ExploreSCU.org
October 17, 2017
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: ToTheStarsAcademy.com
October 10, 2017
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: ExtraordinaryBeliefs.com
October 3, 2017
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: RichardBeckwith.com
September 26, 2017
Chuck Zukowski runs the website UFONut.com. 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.
September 13, 2017
Lee Speigel is a journalist who has spent much of his career covering UFOs. He has worked for ABCNews.com,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: LeeSpeigel.com
September 5, 2017
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 OpenMinds.tv. 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: OpenMinds.tv.
August 25, 2017
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.
August 22, 2017
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: www.ExploreSCU.org For more about the Cloverdale lights, read his article on OpenMinds.tv: Cloverdale UAP Project: Investigating the “Spooklights” UFO phenomenon in Alabama
August 8, 2017
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 OpenMinds.tv 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.
August 1, 2017
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: www.PhoenixMUFON.com
July 18, 2017
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: ChaseKloetzke.com For more information about Chase's investigations, visit: thefieldreportscom.wordpress.com For more about MUFON, visit: www.MUFON.com
July 10, 2017
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: www.gumroad.com/l/NocturnalLights For more information about Charles, visit: www.static8films.com For more information about the documentary film maker, visit: www.gonewestprod.com
June 26, 2017
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 io9.com 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 www.HighStrangenessUFO.com.
June 12, 2017
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 www.Amazon.com.
May 30, 2017
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: nickredfernfortean.blogspot.com.
May 22, 2017
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: www.GodsAmongUs.com
May 15, 2017
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 ABCNews.com. 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 2, 2017
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.
April 25, 2017
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 Amazon.com.
April 11, 2017
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 SyracuseNewTimes.com. 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 SyracuseNewTimes.com.
March 27, 2017
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: www.ExploreSCU.org.
March 21, 2017
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 Amazon.com.
March 16, 2017
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: www.SurvivingDeathKean.com
March 6, 2017
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: nickredfernfortean.blogspot.com
January 23, 2017
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 www.KevinRandle.blogspot.com. Find his latest book, Roswell in the 21st Century, on Amazon.com.
January 17, 2017
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 TerraObscura.net.
January 9, 2017
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: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/groundbreaking-ufo-video-just-released-from-chilean_us_586d37bce4b014e7c72ee56b?lciacn1ruwjkmx6r For more information about Leslie Kean, visit: www.ufosontherecord.com For more information about CEFAA, visit: www.cefaa.gob.cl
January 4, 2017
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.
December 20, 2016
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: ufos-documenting-the-evidence.blogspot.com.au
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