J.W. Ocker shares his adventures traveling the world, seeking out the most obscure oddities of nature, history, art, and culture. These include burning ghost towns, macabre funerary art, movie filming sites, abandoned asylums, UFO hot spots and more.
J. W. Ocker is the Edgar Award-winning author of Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe. He runs the website OTIS: Odd Things I’ve Seen, where he chronicles his visits to various oddities of culture, art, nature, and history. His first two books, The New England Grimpendium and The New York Grimpendium, are personal travelogues of his visits to deathly sites in those regions. Both books won Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers. His work has appeared in Rue Morgue Magazine, the Boston Globe, CNN, The Atlantic, and other places. He’s from Maryland but has lived in New Hampshire since 2008.
Coco sits in for Mack & Juan-Juan and talks to the “Mad Englishmen” responsible for re-building one of the legendary Mosquito attack planes from World War Two. (“Made of wood, two Rolls Royce engines, so fast, it could out run the bullets.”)
Also, Switchblade Steve reports on a Mosquito-UFO encounter discussed by Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower.
Special guests include John Lilley, Bill Ramsey & Ross Sharp.
Paul Ascough will discuss a multitude of subjects from UFO abductions to the paranormal including his own personal experiences. He will talk about how these strange encounters can overlap and intrude into our daily lives.
Paul Ascough lived in Yorkshire all his life and attended college as a Nurse Cadet with a SRN training, then an Occupational Nurse for the National Coal Board. He joined the British Army as an infantry medic, rising to the dizzy heights of Staff Sergeant and seeing service in many countries, both as a regular soldier and in the Territorial Army. He was also a Paramedic in ‘God’s own country’ of Yorkshire until his recent retirement. Paul is currently an author and has been an investigator in the phenomenon of UFOs and the paranormal for over 50 years.
Damien Nott will discuss his documentary Australian Skies and new film Fractured Realities, which is about to be released. He will also share his own personal witness accounts of aerial phenomena that he captured on film.
Damien Nott was born in 1979 in Sydney, Australia and grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney where he currently resides. His story came to public attention in 2012 after contacting a UFO research organization in an attempt to find an answer to his repeated experiences with the UFO phenomenon. These experiences peaked in the small country town of Dunedoo located in the Central West Tablelands of NSW. Prior to this, Damien’s first sighting in Sydney at the age of 9 spurred him toward a lifelong endeavor to research and understand, what he was to discover, is the most misunderstood and ridiculed subject in the world today. Damien has since amassed a prolific body of work consisting of video and photographic captures, documenting his encounters that remain to date, unexplained. He became and continues to be an avid researcher focusing particularly on the UFO phenomenon, however after witnessing curious coincidental links between unidentified aerial phenomena and other paranormal activity, he has concentrated much of his research to uncover a possible link between the two. Through his work and experiences, Damien has contributed to various book and Internet publications and local and overseas TV programs such as the History Channel and Netflix and has been the subject of various documentaries, some as yet unreleased. On occasion, Damien has exhibited what appears to be the capacity to sense the right time to look up during which he is able to see and capture anomalous lights or objects on camera and on occasion, in the presence of one or more witnesses. Some of these witnesses over the years have comprised of people from all over Australia including presidents of UFO groups, a journalist from the Sun Herald, police officers and pilots. The Sun Herald journalist and his associate who visited Damien while he was living in Dunedoo, both witnessed two points of light fly in tandem over the property. They then reported this event in an online Sydney Morning Herald article. The Guardian also ran with the story. In late 2012 Damien formed the research organization, A.A.P.I. – Australian Aerial Phenomena Investigations. He has conducted over two-dozen lectures and presentations around Australia, offering a visual extrapolation of his remarkable captures, holding a collection of around 300 photos, 200 HD and 4K videos and around 40 infrared videos of unexplained aerial phenomena as well as unusual activity recorded inside the home on infrared motion-activated cameras. He possesses a keen interest in photography, astronomy, astrobiology, meteorology, psychology and ancient history. On occasion Damien hosts day or night sky watches with people interested in the UFO phenomenon and is passionate about changing the stigma around this subject so that people can speak freely about their experiences in our society without ridicule. Damien is currently working on a book and documentary yet to be released which will be an in-depth analysis of his research to date.
All music by The Rentals featuring special remixes from their album Q36.
Mark O’Connell shares his research into the strange UFO career and work of Dr. J. Allen Hynek.
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 No. 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 at www.highstrangenessufo.com and made his reality show debut in 2015 on Mysteries at the Monument on The Travel Channel. Mark teaches screenwriting at DePaul University in Chicago. He lives with his wife Monica in Wisconson.
Paranormal investigator Trey Hudson will discuss his in-depth research into a location that rivals Skinwalker Ranch for high strangeness. Known simply as “The Meadow,” it’s a nexus for many astounding events with reports of UFOs, cryptids, portals, crop circle-like formations, orbs, and other oddities.
Trey Hudson is the Director of the Oxford Paranormal Society and its Anomalous Studies and Observation Group (ASOG). He is an Eagle Scout and former Army Intelligence Officer. He has a psychology degree from the University of West Georgia, where he studied under the likes of Dr. Bill Roll and other luminaries. He has a 30-plus year career as a U.S. government Security Specialist specializing in security of sensitive assets, anti-terrorism, security of WMD, emergency management and other specialties. He also served a tour in Afghanistan in this capacity. He lives in the Southern U.S. and has a wife and two adult daughters.