Gene and guest cohost Tim Swartz present Lon Strickler, a Fortean researcher, author, and publisher of the syndicated “Phantoms and Monsters” blog. He began the blog in 2005, which has steadily grown in popularity and is read daily by tens of thousands of paranormal enthusiasts, investigators. His research and reports have been featured on hundreds of online media sources. Several of these published reports have been presented on various television segments, including The History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens,” Syfy’s “Paranormal Witness,” “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files,” and Destination America’s “Monsters and Mysteries in America.”Lon is the author of such books as: “Mothman Dynasty: Chicago’s Winged Humanoids,” “Alien Disclosure: Experiencers Expose Reality,” and “The Meme Humanoids: Modern Myths or Real Monsters. Lon was born and raised in south central Pennsylvania, near the Gettysburg National Military Park and Battlefield.