PARANOID POLITICS, UFOS, AND THE CONTACTEE MOVEMENT

 
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By Timothy Green Beckley. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Does Ashtar and the other Space Brothers have a secret agenda? “Exploring the Bizarre” (KCORradio.com) hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz welcomes teacher, writer and historian, Aaron Gulyas to discuss the wild, often wacky world, of the UFO contactees. Since 2017, our guest has hosted “The Saucer Life,” a podcast which explores the history, lore, and culture of flying saucer belief. Since the 1950s, men and women around the world have claimed to have had contact with human-like visitors from space. Aaron explores how the "contactee" subculture has critiqued political, social and cultural trends in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. Not merely quaint relics of the 1950s Atomic Age, contactees have continued their messages of transformation into the 21st century. Regardless of whether these alleged contacts took the form of physical meetings or channeled paranormal psychic communications, or whether they actually happened at all, contactees have provided a consistently relevant source of commentary on this world and beyond. In addition to his podcast, Aaron is the author of several books, including “Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist: Alien Contact Tales Since the 1950s.”

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