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From the Genesis Communications Network: The Paracast is a paranormal radio show that takes you on a journey to a world beyond science, where UFOs, poltergeists and strange phenomena of all kinds have been reported by millions. The Paracast seeks to shed light on the mysteries and complexities of our Universe and the secrets that surround us in our everyday lives. Join long-time paranormal writer and researcher Gene Steinberg, a team of knowledgeable guest cohosts, and a panel of special guest experts and experiencers, as they explore the realms of the known and unknown. Listen each week to the great stories about the amazing history of the paranormal field in the 20th and 21st centuries. When strange things occur that confound traditional scientific dogma, from strange objects speeding across our skies, to frightening creatures in remote areas of the world, and incredible reports of haunted houses, The Paracast will be there to separate the signal from the noise. NOTE: These episodes are the network versions with ads. If you want a commercial-free version of The Paracast, please subscribe to The Paracast+. Check for details.


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From the Genesis Communications Network: The Paracast is a paranormal radio show that takes you on a journey to a world beyond science, where UFOs, poltergeists and strange phenomena of all kinds have been reported by millions. The Paracast seeks to shed light on the mysteries and complexities of our Universe and the secrets that surround us in our everyday lives. Join long-time paranormal writer and researcher Gene Steinberg, a team of knowledgeable guest cohosts, and a panel of special guest experts and experiencers, as they explore the realms of the known and unknown. Listen each week to the great stories about the amazing history of the paranormal field in the 20th and 21st centuries. When strange things occur that confound traditional scientific dogma, from strange objects speeding across our skies, to frightening creatures in remote areas of the world, and incredible reports of haunted houses, The Paracast will be there to separate the signal from the noise. NOTE: These episodes are the network versions with ads. If you want a commercial-free version of The Paracast, please subscribe to The Paracast+. Check for details.






December 3, 2023 — UFO Roundtable with Curt Collins and Tim Swartz

We feature a special UFO Roundtable, featuring cohosts Curt Collins and Tim Swartz. The list of topics includes UFO research updates, the influence of pop culture on the phenomenon, faulty memories of reported UFO crashes such as Roswell, and remembrances of the late Tim Beckley, known to some as "Mr. UFO." Curt is the author behind Blue Blurry Lines, a website focused on the UFO mystery, as well as its legends and hoaxes. After a career in retail management Curt began writing about UFOs, with a special interest in re-investigating the paradoxical 1980 Texas Cash-Landrum case.More recently, he launched The Saucers That Time Forgot with Claude Falkstrom, focused on unearthing “tales that UFO history has overlooked, or would rather forget.” Tim is an Indiana native and Emmy-Award winning television producer/videographer. He is also the author of a number of popular books including "The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla," "America's Strange and Supernatural History," and "Time Travel: Fact Not Fiction!"


November 26, 2023 — Chris Aubeck with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present a thought-provoking talk with UFO historian and author Chris Aubeck, who reveals secrets about the origins of the terms flying saucer and ancient artifacts. Only these secrets were always in plain sight according to two of his books, “Alien Artifacts: The forgotten story of how we came to believe in visitors from the stars” and “Saucers: Tracing the Origins of Disc-Shaped UFOs.” Aubeck’s interest in the historical and sociological aspects of unexplained aerial phenomena began at an early age. A student of language and folklore, he has helped compile the largest collection of pre-1947 UFO cases in the world. He has spoken on his research in many articles and on public radio. In 2008 he was awarded a prize for his contributions to the field by the Spanish organization Fundación Anomalía. In 2003 Chris Aubeck co-founded a remarkable collaborative network of librarians, students and scholars of paranormal history on the Internet. This group, known as the Magonia Project, extends from North and Central America to Russia and Germany.


November 19, 2023 — Mike Ricksecker with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz take a fascinating journey across time and space with Mike Ricksecker, author of Travels Through Time: Inside the Fourth Dimension, Time Travel, and Stacked Time Theory. The book is an examination of the nature of time, dimensions, and the possibilities of real time travel. Ricksecker formally introduces his Stacked Time Theory with an exploration of the fabric of the cosmos, starting with ancient symbolism and alchemy up through today’s modern science and technology. From time paradoxes, interdimensional transport, to the implications to the UFO mystery, this episode of The Paracast may be the best yet. Ricksecker has appeared on multiple television shows and programs and is is the producer and director of the docu-series, “The Shadow Dimension,” available on several streaming platforms. He also produces additional full-length content on ancient wisdom, lost civilizations, and the supernatural on his extensive YouTube channel. Ricksecker has written historic paranormal articles for a number of publications, and he operates his own book publishing and video production company, Haunted Road Media, representing a number of authors, and winning the award for Excellent Media in The Paranormal Field at the 2019 Shockfest Film Festival.


November 12, 2023 — George Wingfield with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present another session with politically incorrect UFO investigator George Wingfield. On this episode, he presents a tribute to the late researcher David Perkins and his study of the cattle mutilation phenomenon. He also offers his insights into the book "TRINITY: The Best-Kept Secret" from Jacques Vallee and Paola Harris, which has been the subject of ongoing controversy. Wingfield also focuses on the possibility that a number of UFO events were, in fact, the result of experiments with test aircraft. He offers his skeptical insights into the work of such abduction researchers as Budd Hopkins and Whitley Strieber. Over the years, Wingfield has written about and lectured on a number of subjects including British history, prehistoric sites, astronomy, the UFO subject, and crop circles. His UFO books include one he did with Paul Whitehead: "UFO— Strange Space on Earth." Wingfield's most recent book is entitled "The Rendlesham Forest UFO Mystery and Project Honey Badger." It examines the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident of December 1980 in considerable detail, and he offers what he considers to be a rational explanation for this widely-publicized case. Wingfield has a BA Hons. Degree in Natural Sciences from Trinity College Dublin. He once worked as an astronomer at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in Herstmonceux, UK.


November 5, 2023 — Earl Grey Anderson with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz introduce UFO researcher and experiencer Earl Grey Anderson, who reveals an amazing story about his mother. First conveyed to him at age five, it appears that she worked for Howard Hughes company, and regularly went to an underground advanced technology facility via an elevator. Anderson also talks about his own UFO contact experiences, which also affected his wife. He is MUFON’s State Director of Southern California, an executive member of MUFON’s ERT (The Experiencer Resource Team), and hosted both Experiencer Workshops at the 2022 MUFON Symposium in Denver Colorado. Anderson has appeared on multiple radio shows, podcasts, and TV shows, such as “Unidentified with Demi Lovato,” The Travel Channel’s “Storming Area 51 Special.” and the season finale of Motor Trend Television’s “Motor Mythbusters — Cars Vs. UFOs." He is also a board member of the Hollywood Disclosure Alliance, with the goal to provide a more unified voice in the media leading up to, and following, the impending revelation of the presence of extraterrestrial life — disclosure — through storytelling in feature films, documentaries, and TV programming.


October 29, 2023 — Philip Mantle and Dr. Irena Scott

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present UFO investigators Philip Mantle and Dr. Irena Scott, authors of "Beyond Reasonable Doubt — The Pascagoula Alien Abduction." The book takes you behind the classic UFO abduction involving shipyard works Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker on October 11, 1973. That night, they both decided to go fishing after work when something happened that would change their lives forever. A dazzling blue light from behind them illuminated the entire scene. Turning round both men watched in awe as a rugby ball-shaped object descended. A door opened and three bizarre looking humanoid entities glided out across the terrain to the two terrified onlookers. Thus began one of the most credible UFO abduction encounters on record. The book includes newly discovered details, including a report of yet another abduction in Pascagoula that same night. Philip Mantle is a long-standing UFO researcher and author from the UK. He is the founder of Flying Disk Presspublishers of a number of books about UFOs and the paranormal. Dr Scott’s wide experience includes working at the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Aerospace Centerin satellite photography; she was also a volunteer astronomer at the Ohio State University Radio Observatory. and she served on the MUFON Board of Directors (1993 to 2000). Dr. Scott is a MUFON consultant in physiology and astronomy and a field investigator.


October 22, 2023 — Stan Gordon with Tim Swartz

Discover incredible UFO, Bigfoot and other paranormal encounters as Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present an update from long-time investigator Stan Gordon. He has been taking calls on UFO sightings and other strange reports from the public since 1969, and he continues to receive unusual reports on a regular basis. He has given illustrated lectures both locally and nationally on the topics of UFOs, Bigfoot, Cryptids, and strange encounters since the late 1960s. For many years, Gordon led teams of scientists, engineers, and research specialists to investigate mysterious occurrences across Pennsylvania. He is the primary investigator of the 1965 UFO crash incident that occurred near Kecksburg, PA. In addition, Gordon is the producer of the award winning UFO video documentary, “Kecksburg The Untold Story.” He is the author of four books: Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook, Really Mysterious Pennsylvania, Astonishing Encounters: Pennsylvania’s Unknown Creatures, and his latest book, Creepy Cryptids, And Strange UFO Encounters of Pennsylvania.


October 15, 2023 Christopher Harmon with Tim Swartz

It's experiment time and UFO investigator, psychic and remote viewer Christopher Harmon, attempts to display his claimed abilities to Gene and cohost Tim Swartz. He will be asked to remote view a specific location and conduct psychic readings of Gene and Tim. Listeners may be surprised — or not surprised — at the results. Harmon is also a MUFON Star Team Member and ERT Member (Abduction Counselor). He has also worked with Something Wicked Paranormal Investigations. Harmon says he first noticed his psychic abilities and experienced strange encounters with possible alien beings when a he was a young man, which led him onto a path of understanding. He teaches psychic courses in MUFON, and is currently offering an eight-week remote viewing course starting November 1. His Facebook page: Chris Harmon


October 8, 2023 — David Perkins Roundtable with Chris O'Brien, Greg Bishop and David Marler with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present a special roundtable episode to honor the memory of the late David "Izzy" Perkins (1945-2023). Perkins spent decades laboring, mostly behind the scenes. to investigate and amass evidence about paranormal events. with a focus on the mystery of cattle mutilations. Featured guests include three of his friends: Chris O'Brien, cohost of The Paracast from 2010 through 2018, who has investigated hundreds of unexplained events in south-central CO/north-central NM. His investigations are chronicled in his “Mysterious Valley” book trilogy. He is also author "Stalking the Herd," a major work focusing on cattle mutilations. Greg Bishop has explored the strange and unknown for a number of years. In 2019, he co-authored "A Is For Adamski," an encyclopedic overview of the UFO contact movement. His long-running podcast can be heard at, his latest project is a tarot deck based on the history of UFO research entitled the "Ufology Tarot." David Marler has had a lifelong interest in the UFO subject and has actively investigated and researched the subject for 33 years. He has one of the largest historical UFO archives of books, journals, magazines, newspapers, microfilms, audio recordings, and case files from around the world that covers the last 75+ years. He continues to accumulate material through his National UFO Historical Records Center.


October 1, 2023 — Michael Kameron with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz introduce experiencer Michael Kameron, author of "High Strangeness: A Lifetime of Alien and Paranormal Encounters." Kameron was just an ordinary person who experienced both sides of the paranormal, from alien abductions to encountering strange, mystical beings, stretching back from his childhood right through to his adult life. Having been brought up in the backdrop of a stringent Roman Catholic Irish community in the East-End of London in the 1970’s, it was unthinkable that such unexpected, supernatural encounters could exist at all. He lived in a house plagued by poltergeist activity, encountering spectral visitations from hooded figures. During his encounters with non-human entities, according to the book, and having experienced bouts of missing time, he was also an unwitting victim to the infamous "Men in Black" along with military exploitation, out of body experiences, spiritual and psychic confrontations, visions, along with UFO activity.


September 24, 2023 — Preston Dennett with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present the return of UFO researcher and experiencer Preston Dennett to talk about the state of current research efforts (including NASA and the Pentagon) and his book, “Humanoids and High Strangeness.” The book presents twenty all new, original, and unpublished accounts of people who have had face-to-face contact with a variety of humanoids. It contains accounts of sightings, landings, and onboard UFO encounters. According to Preston, many of the cases provide remarkable physical evidence: electromagnetic effects, physiological reactions (both injuries and healings), landing traces and more. Most of the witnesses describe all kinds of paranormal and psychic events. Preston began investigating UFOs and the paranormal in 1986 when he discovered that his family, friends and co-workers were having dramatic unexplained encounters. Since then, he has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and investigated a wide variety of paranormal phenomena. He is a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a ghost hunter, a paranormal researcher, and the author of 30 books and more than 100 articles on UFOs and the paranormal.


September 17, 2023 — Dr. Tim Brigham with Tim Swartz

Gene and guest cohost Curt Collins present clinical psychologist Dr. Tim Brigham, a long-time explorer of UFO lore. He is a contributing member of the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU) and has presented to the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE). He grew up in Gulf Breeze, FL during a major wave of UFO sightings, which began his lifelong interest in the phenomenon. He now works as an educator in the biomedical industry. Brigham became close friends with legendary flying saucer journalist James W. (Jim) Moseley. Jim was a fixture in the saucer scene nearly since it began, as editor of Saucer News magazine; in later years it morphed into Saucer Smear and was the longest running saucer zine in the known universe, known for its ironic and gonzo approach. Dr. Brigham was appointed Contributing Editor in Smear's final years. In his lecture titled "UFOs as Agents of Psychic Transformation," he discusses the fact that witnesses often report long term, life altering effects of UFO encounters, yet relatively little attention from social scientists has been paid to the experiential and transformative nature of such experiences and their direct impact on human consciousness.


September 10, 2023 — Martin Powell, Jason Gleaves and Brent Raynes with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present a discussion of the graphic novel version of the book, "UFO: The Closest Encounter — The True Story of Calvin Parker." Featured guests: Martin Powell, the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. Jason Gleaves, a UFO researcher, author and illustrator. Brent Raynes, who has been researching and investigating the unexplained since January 1967, at age 14, and is the author of “Visitors from Hidden Realms,” “On the Edge of Reality,” and “John A. Keel: The Man, The Myths, and the Ongoing Mysteries.” Brent edits and publishes Alternate Perceptons magazine, which was established in 1985 and is now available as an online publication.


September 3, 2023 — Aleksandar Petakov with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present Aleksandar Petakov, a documentary filmmaker, adventurer and avid outdoorsman constantly searching for the unknown. Traveling across North America and the world, Aleksandar has looked into various cryptozoological creatures like Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, the Lake Champlain Monster, Mystery Big Cats as well as other Fortean phenomena and mysterious places like the Bridgewater Triangle and has filmed many documentaries on these topics and more. Aleksandar has chronicled over 50 Bigfoot sightings in his home state of New Hampshire. He is a Small Town Monsters crew member and has searched far and wide for Sasquatch in the “Bigfoot: Beyond the Trail” documentary series on YouTube which has amassed over 11 million collective views on the platform. His films on YouTube include: The Alaska Bigfoot Highway: Bigfoot Beyond the Trail.


August 27, 2022 — Mindy Tautfest with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present experiencer and UFO researcher Mindy Tautfest. She is author of “Dying To Meet Them,” chronicling her incredible journey from NDE to UAP. In 2016, Tautfest suffered a brain aneurysm resulting in a Near Death Experience where she found herself in a place known as the Void. Her personal encounter, combined with years of investigations into UFO encounters, places her in a unique position to understand the underlying connections and aftereffects of these enigmatic events. She serves as the the Dean of MUFON University, Director of Oklahoma MUFON, and a member of the Experiencer Resource Team (ERT). She joined MUFON in 2019 and joined the ERT in 2022 as a way to further help experiencers process their sometimes-difficult encounters. Tautfest has worked as an ICU nurse across the nation and volunteered her time to disaster relief efforts including the Colorado Black Forest Fires, Hurricane Katrina, and the Moore Tornado.


August 20, 2023 — Neil R. Storey with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present Neil R. Storey, an award winning historian, lecturer and adventurer with a canon of over 50 published books. He has led paranormal investigations at some of the most haunted and historic sites across Britain since 1988. After uncovering some fascinating new material, his new book (due for publication 2024) will chart the UFO phenomena in Britain from the early 20th Century to the present day. During the interview, he will reveal his own UFO encounter. He will also talk about his book "Bram Stoker, Author of Dracula: An Illustrated Biography" and, also, the Jack the Ripper legend. A popular speaker at paranormal and dark history conferences, Neil appears as guest expert on TV and radio shows and is a regular historian on the multi-award winning "Help My House is Haunted!" In his precious little leisure time, he enjoys good food and wine and is a keen swordsman.


August 13, 2023 — Dennis Stamey with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz introduce Fortean researcher Dennis Stamey, someone Gene first met 50 years ago. Dennis became interested in UFOs in 1966 during the worldwide flap of the late 1960s, immersing himself in magazine articles written by John A. Keel. As well he studied the works of Charles Fort, and Gray Barker. Eventually he started churning out a cheap mimeographed newsletter entitled Spacecraft Review and also contributed articles to Gene Steinberg's Caveat Emptor. He also took up a correspondence with Richard Shaver, who often called him an "idiot." By the 1970s, life called and Dennis set his interests in UFOs and the paranormal aside. However, starting in the early 1980s, he began looking up Fortean articles in the N.Y. Times from 1870-1890, growing intrigued with phantom snipers and slashers. His first fact book, "Mysterious Snipers, Slashers, and Animal Rippers: A History of Paranormal Assailants," was co-authored with his children, Jillian and Jesse Stamey.


August 6, 2023 — Ben Tejada-Ingram with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz introduce a new voice to our audience, Ben Tejada-Ingram. He is known as “Anomaly Hunter” on Instagram and YouTube. His YouTube channel features his group’s investigations of Bigfoot and the occult, the south’s “Skinwalker Ranch” and paranormal activity at a haunted axe throwing range located in Sandy, Oregon. His recent book: “The Last Dinosaur of the Lost World: My Search for ‘Little Nessie,'” deals with the possibility that prehistoric creatures could still be alive on the Auyán-tepui mountain, located in remote Venezuela. In this interview, Ben will also offer his views on the Pentagon’s reported UFO whistleblower, David Grusch, and he will talk about his introduction to paranormal investigations. He is also a musician and he has long held a fascination with the unknown such as UFOs, ghosts, hauntings and cryptid creatures.


July 30, 2023 — Kevin D. Randle with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present yet another very special episode featuring veteran UFO researcher and author Kevin D. Randle. On the agenda, a discussion about the July 26, 2023 hearings on UFOs in the halls of the U.S. Congress, which included an appearance by a whistleblower, retired Air Force Major David Grusch, who led the analysis of unexplained anomalous phenomena within a U.S. Department of Defense. Will the renewed interest in the phenomenon lead to disclosure or just the same old attempt to debunk their possible existence? Kevin's latest book is a re-release of "The Washington Nationals: Flying Saucers Over the Capital," a comprehensive study of what is regarded as one of the most compelling UFO events in modern history. Within the UFO community, he is often regarded as one of the preeminent experts on the reported crash of a UFO near Roswell, New Mexico in July 1947. Randle’s writing is not limited to the UFO field. He is the author of more than 100 books that cover no just UFOs, but action-adventure, mysteries, and science fiction.


July 23, 2023 — Fred Andersson with Tim Swartz

Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present Fred Andersson, a renowned researcher, television freelancer, author, and podcaster in Sweden. With a focus on high strangeness, the paranormal, and UFOs, Fred has carved a niche for himself as an out-of-the-box thinker and explorer of the weird. He is the author of "Northern Lights: High Strangeness in Sweden," which is the first book written in English entirely devoted to the subject of high strangeness, UFOs, and other mysteries in Sweden. While Sweden is known as a secular, rational country where stories of the paranormal are considered something of the past, the truth is quite the opposite. The country has a long history of weirdness, unexplained observations, and eerie encounters, often connected to the countryside, desolate roads, and empty fields. From gnomes, elves, and trolls of the past to UFOs and aliens in modern times, are they perhaps all connected, just different perceptions of the same underlying phenomenon?