Episode Summary: Ryan first reads an email from Tommy, a listener out of Fife, Scotland. Tommy recounts perhaps one of the strangest UFO encounters Ryan's ever come across. So strange in fact, that it seems as though something truly trickster-like was at play. Whatever Tommy saw, it seemed as though it were some sort of performance or display played out before his innocent eyes. This bleeds into the interview this week with filmmaker, Jeremy Corbell. Jeremy speaks of his recent experiences at Contact in the Desert, including introducing UFO researchers, Linda Moulton Howe and Jacques Vallée. Jeremy then dives deep into his own presentation, UFOs are a Clockwork Orange. Could the UFO phenomenon be some sort of display set forth by an advanced artificial intelligence? Could the machines or objects we see somewhere in the skies be a projection whose source lay somewhere in time and space? And if so, are we truly helpless against its playful agenda? The conversation then moves into a shocking film of Jeremy's called Patient Seventeen, in which a surgeon claims to remove highly advanced implants which could represent nanotechnology microchips, supposedly imbedded by aliens. We then move into Jeremy's current work with investigative news reporter, George Knapp, on the infamous Skinwalker Ranch. It was a vast and deeply compelling conversation in which Jeremy Corbell hopes to weaponize your curiosity.
Guest Bio: Jeremy Corbell is an American contemporary artist and investigative filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. He's has been deep in the trenches documenting extraordinary individuals and their belief systems. This research has taken him into the worlds of nanotechnology, advanced 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 nanotechnology 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. He has deeply investigated the Bob Lazar UFO case, and all the individuals associated with his claims. 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. To learn more, visit: www.extraordinarybeliefs.com
(Jeremy Corebell and Ryan Sprague talking UFOs with John Hook of Fox News)
Episode Summary: In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the 1947 Roswell crash, Ryan speaks with documentary filmmaker, Simon Sharman. They discuss his new film, Cosmic Whistleblowers. What began as one final attempt to interview the last living witnesses of the Roswell UFO incident of 1947 unexpectedly turns into a two year investigation of the UFO investigators themselves, in what some have said is the most revealing documentary ever made about the UFO issue. With incredible interviews given by retired military personnel with Top Secret clearance, ex-NASA officials and others who became embroiled in this extraordinary event, Cosmic Whistleblowers is the final and perhaps last chance at discovering the truth on the biggest UFO mystery of the last century.
Guest Bio: Simon Sharman grew up in the 1970s on a tv and film diet of Space 1999, Star Wars, and Alien, but it was 1960s tv series, The Invaders, that sticks in his mind over all the rest. During his early twenties whilst studying a business degree, he realized he wanted to make films more than making money. Since then, he's made countless films in the form of tv broadcasts across major UK channels. His work covered producing live format studio shows, music documentaries, entertainment series and even directing shoots on real life crime shows. And whilst all this was happening he was still finding the time to build what eventually became a substantial personal library on the UFO subject. He started researching UFO material in 1989 and never stopped. Being the one topic he doesn't get bored of, he decided it was probably a good idea to make his films about this. Cosmic Whistleblowers was his debut feature film on the subject. To view the film and learn more about Simon, visit: www.cosmicwhistleblowers.com
Episode Summary: Ryan confesses his closeted passion for punk music, and is then joined by journalist, Mike Damante, to talk about his book, Punk Rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology Meets Anarchy. What exactly does punk music have in common with the UFO topic? And how has Damante infused this into his own research into the topic? His theories on UFOs are complex and extremely intriguing, and we dive deep into them on this week's show. We also talk about his latest endeavor with his new website, www.punkrockandufos.com.
Guest Bio: Mike Damante is the author of the book, Punk Rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology Meets Anarchy. He is also an established journalist, having 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. All his work can be found at his website, www.punkrockandufos.com
Episode Summary: Ryan speaks with Erica Lukes, a UFO researcher out of Utah. They discuss the many mysterious happenings at Dugway Proving Ground, a U.S. Army facility known for testing biological and chemical weapons. But recently, many exotic aircraft and UFO activity have been reported in and around the base. Erica also speaks to us about the strange plethora of activity surrounding the Skinwalker Ranch. The conversation then moves to strictly UFOs with Erica's research into a 2014 mass UFO sighting over Salt Lake City, the orange orb phenomenon, and the stunning UFO incident of American Airlines Flight 434.
Guest Bio: Erica Lukes is the head of Unexplained Utah, an organization which is focused upon scientifically researching Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. She is currently developing research protocols that can be utilized by other organizations and to streamline the research process. She now serves as the Communications Director for the International Association of UAP Researchers. She has collected decades’ worth of case reports from Skinwalker Ranch regarding mass sightings of UFOs, mysterious mutilations of animals, and alien abductions. Erica was the team-leader on a research program called “Project Orange.” This project is specifically dedicated to studying sightings and clusters of orange/red orbs. Erica was also the lead investigator on the American Airlines 434 case over Nephi, Utah. Her weekly radio show, UFO Classified, and all her work can be found at: www.ufoclassified.com
Episode Summary: Ryan speaks with Mark O'Connell, author of the recently released book, The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs. The book chronicles the life and career of J. Allen Hynek, who was hired by the Air Force to debunk Unidentified Flying Object sightings reported across the country. But after years of denials, Hynek made a shocking pronouncement: UFOs are real. With unprecedented access to Hynek’s personal and professional files, Mark O’Connell smashes conventional wisdom to reveal the intriguing man and scientist beneath the legend. Tracing Hynek’s career, O'Connell examines Hynek’s often-ignored work as a professional astronomer to create a complete portrait of a groundbreaking enthusiast who became an American cult icon and transformed the way we see our world and our universe.
Guest Bio: Mark O’Connell is a screenwriter, teacher, and blogger. He's written 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 a former MUFON investigator and 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. His work can be found at: www.highstrangenessufo.com