Fresh from two weekends of UFO festival mayhem in Florida and Oregon, I have two interviews coming up as special correspondent on Project White Paper Show with Chase Kloetzke.
On Thursday 30th May at 9pm EST I’ll be talking with former Ministry of Defence UFO man, Nick Pope. Nick has been talking about UFOs now for over two decades and has lectured extensively on the subject. He is also one of the top media commentators on the subject and is probably one of the most recognizable characters within the field.
The following Thursday (June 6th) I’ll be talking with National UFO Reporting Center Director, Peter Davenport.
Both guests recently gave testimony at the Citizens Hearings on UFOs in Washington DC and we talk about their experiences there.
Both shows also feature some top flight guests, including very much man of the moment and the man responsible for the Citizens Hearings on UFO Disclosure in Washington DC – Stephen Bassett. Paola Harris talks with Steve about this monumental event and the possible ramifications for the UFO subject.
Listen live or to the archives at http://www.kgraradio.com
I’ll be talking with Pat Uskert from TV show UFO Hunters tonight at 9pm on KGRA radio. We talke about UFOs and the mainstream media, the possible reason why a successful TV show got pulled and Pat’s own story. Also joining host Chase Kloetzke will be TV producer and UFO researcher Duana Tudhal… producer of UFO Files.
Check out our Resistance campaign that aims to draw attention to the often unfair treatment the mainstream media gives the UFO and paranormal subjects here.
The TEAM at Project White Paper is very proud to announce the addition of two new members! Ryan Sprague & Lorin Cutts join us as “SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT CORRESPONDENTS”! These positions will bring hard hitting and interesting specials throughout the year as they will bring our audience to big events and special interviews. They are well known insiders and are already busy “on assignments”. We are excited about the prospects of growth in our show and these men are extraordinary additions as we continue our journey on KGRA db radio! The People’s choice!
Welcome Ryan and Lorin!
First up, Lorin will be talking media and UFOs with Pat Uskert from UFO Hunters.. and also covering UFO Fest.
High Strangeness number 11, New Years Special will be broadcast on Sunday December 30th 2012 at 8pm Eastern at KGRA.
This episode is taken from Mike Clelland’s excellent ‘Hidden Experience’ blog and show. Mike interviews me about my own experiences regarding UFOs and synchronicities and we also talk about some of his own experiences that seem to parallel my own quite nicely. It’s a good chat – less interview and more casual banter – and we possibly go deeper and further than most interviews on the UFO subject… encompassing synchronicity, symbology (including Mike’s beloved owls), the possible nature of reality and even consciousness itself. I thank Mike for letting me air this as part of my High Strangeness series of shows on the Global Radio Alliance.
Check out Mike’s blog at http://www.hiddenexperience.blogspot.com.
An Introduction To The Resistance – by Lorin Cutts
Sometime around the middle of 2012 I began to notice that a colleague of mine at the Global Radio Alliance, Chase Kloetzke, was leaving remarks on Facebook about being fed up with how the mainstream media mishandles serious paranormal and UFO research. Chase’s comments were notable given her impressive credentials in this subject: 20 years with the Department of Defense, and then serving as the manager of the MUFON Star Team during a difficult transitional period for the organization.
I wondered what had happened to Chase to make her so critical of the media. The UFO subject has definitely had an uncomfortable relationship with the mainstream media; more often than not it is seen as entertainment rather than serious news worthy of the investigative coverage afforded to other subjects. Chase’s views struck a chord with me, since I have had several negative experiences with media coverage of this subject. In 1996 a case I was investigating had been sold to the general public by the mainstream press as nothing more than the planet Venus, and a multiple radar return was explained away as a cathedral spire. There are obviously thousands of tales just like this and it begs two questions: is this part of a cohesive cover up of unexplainable event data and, if so, how is this being executed on such a large scale?
With all of this in mind, I approached Chase in October and suggested we form an official campaign … and The Resistance was born. We launched a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/kloetzkecutts) right before I went on a trip abroad for a few weeks. The timing was awkward, but offered a twist of fate as one of the people I would be staying with in London is an executive at the BBC… “sleeping with the enemy” as my friend Race Hobbs put it.
After talking to Chase about the experiences that formed her views I learned that, that among many other things, Chase was approached about a year ago regarding the filming of a pilot for a TV show– as then untitled.
“They sent me over the script and I was like – you have to be kidding me. They wanted me in a tank top and waist level in a river – pretending there were snakes in there to add drama as we went about our UFO investigation.” Chase Kloetzke
Chase Kloetzke – “They sent me over the script and I was like – you have to be kidding me. They wanted me in a tank top and waist level in a river – pretending there were snakes in there to add drama as we went about our UFO investigation.”
A suspiciously similar TV show was aired in the summer of 2012 – possibly one of the least credible and most over the top UFO shows ever created by the mainstream media – Chasing UFOs. Is this really the kind of garbage that we have to endure over such a potentially significant subject?
In May of this year, Renegade Productions, a production company working under contract to the BBC received a lot of attention after most of the 12 participants and film crew were detained facedown at gunpoint at a security gate within the Area 51 facility in Nevada. They had all ignored the “use of deadly force authorized” signs and were within the base perimeter. This event and the documentary “UFO Conspiracy Road Trip” received some attention in the national press in the UK and in the UFO research community and I asked my executive friend from the BBC (who prefers not to be named) about this sorry episode.
“What everyone has to realize is that any documentary that is being made for BBC3 isn’t going to be a serious documentary. The demographic for this channel is early 20’s up to 35 and a documentary about UFOs on BBC3 was never going to be a serious documentary – it is going to be purely for entertainment”.
The presenter of the documentary, comedian Andrew Maxwell, seemed to believe that this was more than just entertainment. “Luckily, when the sheriffs turned up this deputy had a sense of humour. It had been rung through to him that I was an Irish comedian leading these UFO nutjobs, that I didn’t believe any of it and was there to DEBUNK it for the BBC.” (reference: http://silverscreensaucers.blogspot.fi/2012/10/presenter-of-truthseeking-bbc-ufo-show.html)
This just adds insult to injury: putting the lives of UFO experiencers and researchers at risk under the pretext of entertainment, which is then used to attempt debunk the subject? It’s not hard to see why getting involved in such projects is potentially very damaging for the seriousness and credibility of this subject.
Richard Dolan did an excellent expose of this whole affair on his KGRA show. His interview with Franky Ma, the only participant who did not get detained at Area 51, is available on KGRA’s archives at http://kgraradio.com/portfolio-view/richard-dolan-show/.
At the opposite end of the scale was the well-made and sadly missed “UFO Hunters”. One of the stars of this show, Pat Uskert, was one of the first people to join our campaign. Pat has said that the finished version of the show was vastly different from his original demo called “UFO Road Trip”. (This is available to view on YouTube and it’s interesting to make a comparison between the two shows.) Pat was critical of his experience of being put through the TV Machine:
“What is happening on TV is designed entirely around ratings. It is sensationalism to attract bigger audiences for more advertising. You won’t find truth there.” Pat Uskert
Peter Robbins has also done some sterling work regarding the historical aspect of UFOs and their treatment in the mainstream media. He has lectured extensively on this subject and his data indicates that there does appear to be a very clear campaign to disniform the public via the mainstream media from the very birth of the modern UFO era.
“But what they are is another question. A question, it seems, which is never accorded the courtesy of an honest answer. And so the shell game has continued down through the decades.” Peter Robbins
We need to change this. We aren’t calling for a boycott of mainstream media participation, but we can all exercise judgment when approached to appear on TV, documentaries, and other media projects. If you feel passionately about this subject and want to see it presented in a serious and respectful way, then don’t participate in shows that are going to bring the subject into disrepute. Let’s all be mindful and not contribute – as much as feasibly possible – to anything that could potentially be a hatchet job or sensationalistic reality TV made strictly for entertainment. They do nothing to advance the credibility of this subject, and provide ammunition for people who want to ridicule it.
Don’t become complicit in the cover up. Utilize alternative media sources as much as possible. We all have a responsibility to take this subject out of the tabloid hit pieces and find other ways to get it into the homes of everyday people so it is shown in a respectful and serious light. We know there is an enormous interest in this subject: Google currently returns over 248 million hits on the search term “UFO”. It’s time to wake up and get serious about the media’s mishandling of what is potentially the biggest story of our time.
High Strangeness is now on hiatus. It ran for 11 episodes during 2012 and all are available in the KGRA archives at http://www.kgraradio.com/free-archives/. I plan on returning at some point in the future. Individual episode details can be found on this site.
I host my ‘High Strangeness’ show at KGRA.
I aim to open up and invigorate the debate within ufology regarding what exactly these objects are and examine the true nature of experiences that people appear to have around them. Through my own research I’ve come to the conclusion that by ignoring high strangeness events that occur to ufo and close encounter witnesses, we could well be missing a vital part of the puzzle.
So let’s not just talk about ET’s and aliens – but also the synchronicities, symbology, dreams, psychic, paranormal, spiritual and other para-psychological phenomena that appear to relate to the ufo subject.
High Strangeness with Lorin Cutts: Powered by Blue Microphones
I’m finishing up a few bits and pieces now and in the new year I’ll be taking a little vacation from ufology. I’ll be staying at KGRA, but also focusing on my music production, which I haven’t gotten to do too much of this year. Going hand in hand with this, I’ll also be doing a new monthly show called SATURDAY NIGHT SOUNDS on KGRA, 11pm EST after Richard Dolan’s excellent show. I’m hoping this will become quite a party. This will be a music and talk show with a difference. I’ll be talking with musical artists about their paranormal experiences, spiritual beliefs and life’s journey – and playing their music in between the conversation. Check out the pilot show I did with superb LA band The Magic Wands earlier this year here…
I’ll also still be working on writing for The Resistance campaign along with my partner Chase Kloetzke. All news and details, as always, here and at http://www.globalradioalliance.com
I will be appearing with Chase Kloetzke on Project White Paper 9pm EST on Thurday 11th October 2012 at http://www.globalradioalliance.com/ . Together we are launching a major new initiative regarding UFO and paranormal research in the mainstream media. More soon.
High Strangeness 8 – The Very Essence Of High Strangeness: Lorin Cutts with Margie Kay & Jari Mikkola
Lorin Cutts talks with renowned psychic, remote viewer, UFO/alien experiencer/researcher and fellow Global Radio Alliance host and partner, Margie Kay. Margie has done psychic work for the Kansas City PD, solved missing persons cases, done many years of front line paranormal research and had some highly unusual experiences along the way.
Jari Mikkola is the brains behind the International Spirits, Shadows and Secrets Symposium in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2013 – and explains his background in paranormal research. He also explains how the conference appears to be being helped from forces from elsewhere resulting in some rather interesting EVPs (electronic voice phenomena).
Both perhaps represent a different way in trying to view and correlate UFO and alien experiences alongside other paranormal subjects – and perhaps see it as part of a bigger whole. An approach that can possibly ask broader questions of these subjects, our universe and the world we live in.
Aired: 8pm EST, Sunday 16th September 2012. Archive here: http://www.kgraradio.com/free-archives