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Roswell… the series

roswell highRoswell… the series

We’ve come a long way since the Roswell crash and years later the star charts from Betty and Barney Hill. The UFO experience has transformed through several iterations and manifestations that have produced books and even events of both short and long-term survival. Still, the obsession of ufologists to get to the truth spans a variety of topical areas including abductions, contact, physical sightings, government coverup and more. There are still deeper questions to ask about why ‘they’ are here and the notion that there could be aliens among us.

Many themes have been presented by movies and television, from benevolent to malevolent aliens and agendas, including not so nice governmental involvement. These same themes circulate amongst the ufologists and ufo enthusiasts, also with mixed views of the reality of extraterrestrial visitors and their intentions. Consequently the general view is one of keeping a distance, perhaps even a fearful notion even when curiosity of contact is in play. The stories of government and/or military malevolence and coverup only adds to the already confusing nature of the extraterrestrial conundrum.

Rarely are themes developed that allow us, as humans, to peer into the lives of others. Diversity training was and is a critical factor in the workplace, dealing with other countries and cultures, especially in the expansion of American companies moving into international engagement, manufacturing overseas and a workforce embedded in an entirely different culture. At first the attempt at expansion met with miserable failure because there was no consideration for other cultures; company leadership simply thought they could become the dominant culture with little effort. On the other hand, immigrants who entered the US were faced with having to learn the ways of their new culture, often completely foreign to their experience.

Now you are probably wondering why I digressed to foreign relations. It just seems natural to perceive the possibility of extraterrestrial races adapting to our world and, in effect, facing the same issues of learning about a new culture. We may not fully entertain the notion of such a possibility, but it often makes for good programming in the entertainment industry. One such series, known initially as Roswell High, was introduced around the turn of the century. The theme of the show wasn’t particularly popular, but it illustrated a different side of the the alien agenda.

A brief story description from Wikipedia…

Max Evans, his sister Isabel and their friend Michael Guerin appear to be human, but are in reality the survivors of the 1947 UFO crash known as the Roswell UFO incident. They are from the planet Antar. Upon emerging from stasis pods, they appeared to be 7-year-old orphaned humans. Max and Isabel are adopted by a loving pair of attorneys, the Evanses. Michael, who was not so lucky, entered the foster care system, bouncing from household to household with lots of families rejecting him.

The aliens have special powers, including the ability to:

  • rearrange molecules (change objects, heal injuries).
  • “dreamwalk” (observe, participate in, and manipulate others’ dreams).
  • sense each other’s emotions from afar.
  • create psychic connections that allow the alien to see into another’s mind.
  • perceive colorful halos or auras around humans that indicate emotional state.

Max, Isabel and Michael have successfully kept their true nature a secret for a decade. The series begins with the accidental shooting of Liz Ortecho, a human friend of Max’s. He cannot bear to see her die and risks bringing attention to himself when he uses his powers to save her life. Liz is soon let in on the secret, as are her friends Maria DeLuca and Alex Manes. The six teens quickly bond and learn to trust one another, and Max and Liz fall deeply in love, and Michael and Maria fall in love. Together the group fends off the suspicions of law enforcement, alien hunters, while seeking clues about the aliens’ origins.

From some of the stories floating through the ufology thoughtmosphere, there seem to be some eerily similar references. What is also important to note is the trepidation of those who may indeed be unaware of their origins and find themselves experiencing many of the types of abilities and or sensitivities mentioned. People have been tortured throughout history, emotionally and physically, for exhibiting abilities out of the ordinary. We don’t always know where these abilities come from, but they are definitely present in our world.

For those who tends to look deeper or perceive beyond the norm, shows like Roswell offer some consideration from both sides. Obviously people tend to freak out when faced with otherworldly notions. On the flip side the conundrum of those who are absent of terrestrial ties, as orphans and/or adoptees, remains nearly an emotional abyss with little or no access to qualified help. In that case, what would ‘qualified help’ be relative to the nature of the questions?

#ufology #adoptee #orphan #extraterrestrial

Scotty Roberts – Intrepid Magazine

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Scotty Roberts has his hands full. (from elsewhere) Scott Alan Roberts is the founder and publisher of Intrepid Magazine, a journal dedicated to politics, science, and unexplained phenomena. He is a radio show host, popular public speaker, and stand-up philosopher. He has been interviewed on scores of radio shows and was editor-in-chief of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters magazine, TAPS ParaMag. He attended Bible college and theological seminary, working toward his master’s in Divinity, but left for a 33-year career in advertising and publishing as an art and creative director, designer, illustrator, photographer, and writer. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and children.

Intrepid Magazine… Boldly Going.

Have you ever questioned what conventional historical studies tell us about humanity’s ancient past? How often do you wonder if there is more to the world around us than what our everyday existence would reveal? Many would balk at these kinds of ideas, and not just because respect for the principles set forth within a consensus view of our reality requires less work; it is all but demanded by our mainstream academic institutions today. As the late zoologist Ivan Sanderson once wrote of his frustrations with establishment opinions, “is it that these people cannot face rewriting all the textbooks?”

Intrepid Magazine is a publication that focuses on subjects that are typically shunned by mainstream news sources, and while maintaining respect for the consensus body of scientific and historical knowledge, we also seek to explore more thoroughly the potentials that exist beyond accepted beliefs and popular opinions.

In large part, the summation of humankind’s knowledge may be an accurate representation of what we claim to know about our origins. And yet, it also seems, at times, that is has become less couth for the modern thinker to exhibit skepticism when weighing the possible alternatives in relation to human history, philosophical thought, and scientific understanding of the natural world. Such things as peer review and use of the scientific method are often invoked (and rightly so) in relation to the serious study of phenomenon taking place around us. And yet, at times it seems that these virtuous applications are conditional in their legitimacy; science will accept your research only as long as one limits the scope of their interest to conventional models and ideas.

Intrepid Magazine advocates an open minded, but also a reasonable approach to understanding the strange and unusual, history’s mysteries, and other questions that remain unanswered about our world.

We live in a culture that is willing to be bought and sold, and therefore if you want the big dollars that only larger corporate backers can provide, you must also be willing to compromise your principles, and peddle ideas and products that best suit their interests. Sadly, the unconventional ideas that Intrepid Magazine chooses to focus on, such as ancient mysteries, anomalous phenomenon, political conspiracies, and other “edgy” subject matter seldom interests the pursuits and agendas of such financial backers. That, in large part, is why people like us remain frustrated; getting an unconventional message to the masses—even if it’s a reasonable one—is far easier said than done… and it’s nearly impossible without at least marginal funding.

Intrepid Magazine proudly exists within a framework of individualist ideas and expression that has existed throughout the last century, and looks boldly toward the bright dawn of tomorrow. Reminded of the words of the late William F. Buckley Jr,  “It stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.”

We’re here, and here we will remain. We’re Intrepid Magazine, and we’re boldly going.

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Bill Chalker – The OZ Files

bill chalkerI reached out to Bill recently and asked him to share a bit about the Ozzie and his work. Here’s a smattering of his reply, chalking it up to electronic communication and the copy/paste feature. Oh, I love that one.

Speaking of electronic communication, you should check out the new – UFO Truth Magazine. Bill has an article in the first issue, along with many other well-known Ufologists. I’ve had a chance to peruse it and I’d highly recommend getting a copy for your reading pleasure. It’s well written and full of current information.

Now on to the Ozzie himself… The OZ Files gives a unique focus on UFO experiences in the Australian region, as well as commentary and informed analysis of UFO events and research both in Australia and around the world.

I became interested in the mystery of UFOs during the mid to late 1960s during my teenage years. The UFO phenomenon, with its extraordinary worldwide manifestations, was coming under the politicized and militarized myopic lens of science, most notoriously with the so-called Condon Report. This flawed scientific study, published in 1969, unsuccess-fully tried to bury the UFO enigma, but successfully helped marginalize it as a “taboo” subject for mainstream science.

1969 was a turning point for me as I was confronted with the reality of UFOs right on my own doorstep, on the north coast of the Australian east coast state of New South Wales. There was a rash of unusual ground effects in the region, the most prominent being a large flattened saccaline crop site near Bungawalban found on April 17th.

The talk was of flying saucers and that this was a “saucer nest.” The fact that the property involved was owned by the local member of parliament ensured the affair leapt into national prominence. I joined the curious throng. The 15 foot crop had been flattened in four distinct patches, the largest being about 60 feet by 15 feet. Lodging – a phenomenon that can affect crops in a similar manner – was ruled out by locals familiar with it.

Bill is the coordinator of the Sydney based UFO Investigation Centre (UFOIC) & the Anomaly Physical Evidence Group (APEG). Information about sightings and research are most welcome. Author of “The OZ Files – the Australian UFO Story” (1996), “Hair of the Alien – DNA and other forensic evidence of alien abduction” (2005), and “UFO History Keys – Examining the UFO controversy from a historical perspective” (2011).

Inquiries via billozfiles@tpg.com.au or P.O. Box 42, West Pennant Hills, NSW, 2125, AUSTRALIA. In “HAIR of the ALIEN” (order via amazon.com) my primary focus is promoting a forensic scientific approach to examining the alien abduction controversy, concentrating on the DNA approach where compelling biological evidence is available.

Check out his blog at The Oz Files and peruse his other links, too….

http://scienceandtheufocontroversy.blogspot.com.au/

http://aliendnaparadigm.blogspot.com.au/

http://ufoicaustralia.blogspot.com.au/

http://ufohistorykeys.blogspot.com.au/

http://www.auforn.com/Bcintro.htm

http://www.project1947.com/forum/index.htm

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The Orange Orb – Regan Lee

ReganLeeRegan Lee is a UFO witnesses and writes on her own UFO related sightings and experiences, as well as the UFO phenomena in general. Regan’s interests are not limited to the UFO phenomena, but include paranormal, cryptozoological and esoteric subjects.

Ms. Lee has a variety of interests spanning the gamut within Ufology and blogs for several sources including UFO Digest, The Orange Orb, Saucer Sightings and Binnall of America. Her interest goes beyond the curious or investigative. She’s had her own experiences that she has sought to know more about, come to terms with and even integrate into her reality. She knows there is more to Ufology than just the ‘saucer sightings’ that hit the major media markets.

Regan says, “There are a few UFO or paranormal related experiences in my life that I haven’t shared public, for a variety of reasons. Mainly, they’re — more correctly, I’m — too embarrassed to acknowledge. Some are very personal and “embarrassing” or maybe intimate is a better word, others are almost goofy in my perceived embarrassment. And sometimes the event is something I’m not sure what to do with, regardless of embarrassment factor.”

Most of the experiencers I know are somewhat shy and would rather not be exposed to scrutiny, yet they have ongoing and very real events that often don’t have anything to do with physical sightings or calling in craft. They really don’t seem to be interested in pursuing those kinds of activities because it doesn’t mean anything or much to them.

What they [experiencers] are trying to make sense of is the internal dialog, the non-linear jumps and non-local moments of insight and/or observation of events that span the gamut of our physicality and reach far beyond normal experience, offering a glimpse of our evolutionary process perhaps. The more we discover the stranger truth becomes as stories are corroborated through shared experiences across the Web.

As evidence of this I offer the multiple acknowledgements of various kinds and types of frequencies, tones or vibrations that experiencers notice during non-local events. There is really no amount of training I’m aware of here that facilitates the interpretation and/or understanding of this language in or on a linear relationship. We all experience various phenomena during these ‘event horizons’ including physical events like books falling off shelves or movement of objects, music/tones or vibrations across low to high frequencies, even voices we recognize or at least feel are familiar in some way.

Thanks for your contributions, Regan. You can find her at The Orange Orb and Saucer Sightings. Let her know how much you appreciate her.

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Open Minds Team

Open Minds Production is based in Tempe, Arizona. The Open Minds team consists of internationally-recognized journalists, researchers and media specialists who have worked in the UFO arena for decades.

ALEJANDRO-ROJAS_142_1Magazine Editor, Open Minds UFO Radio Host

Alejandro Rojas is the host for Open Minds UFO Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as OpenMinds.tv. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with several appearances on Coast to Coast AM.

antonio_2012Contributing Writer, Open Minds Magazine

J. Antonio Huneeus has covered the UFO field from an international perspective for over 30 years. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Japan. He was also the co-author of the Laurance Rockefeller-funded “UFO Briefing Document – The Best Available Evidence” and edited the book “A Study Guide to UFOs, Psychic & Paranormal Phenomena in the USSR.” Huneeus studied French at the Sorbonne University in Paris and Journalism at the University of Chile in Santiago in the 1970s. He has lectured at dozens of UFO Conferences all over the world and been interviewed by many media outlets including The Washington Post, the Sy-Fy and History Channels, Nippon-TV, etc. He received the “Ufologist of the Year” award at the National UFO Conference in Miami Beach in 1990 and the “Courage in Journalism” award at the X-Conference in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in 2007.

jason_2012_teamMagazine Editor, Spacing Out! Host/Producer, Web Content Manager

Jason McClellan is an editor and staff writer for Open Minds magazine. Jason is also the producer and co-host of the web series Spacing Out!, web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress.

maureen_2012_teamMarketing Director, Spacing Out! Host/Associate Producer

Maureen Elsberry is the Marketing Director, Co-host and Associate Producer for Spacing Out!, and Co-Organizer of Open Minds Events. She is also a contributing writer for OpenMinds.tv and Open Minds magazine. With a degree in Journalism and Media Production, Maureen has spent over 8 years working in Internet Media, Marketing and Radio. She now spends her time investigating, reporting and spreading news related to the UFO phenomenon.

tom_2012_teamTelevision Executive Producer

Tom Ruffin began his career in television in 1984, with a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism from Cal State Long Beach. Working for a small, and at the time unknown, show called Entertainment Tonight. As the popularity of the show grew he began to climb the ladder. After 21 years he was the only one employed who was a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) . In the summer of 2009 Tom was hired by Open Minds to develop a television show for broadcast television. He looks forward to this challenge and learning more about this interesting and vital topic.

michael_cline_avatar21Video Editor, Segment Producer

Michael Cline has a diverse background with more than ten years of video production experience at multiple TV stations and ad agencies, along with his own freelance endeavors. A strong interest in the unknown motivates him to research, write, and edit video segments on a variety of UFO related topics.

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