On episode 36 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan is joined by colleagues: Jason McClellan, MJ Banias, and Mike Damante to discuss the year in review.
The boys begin with the late October UFO incident over Oregon where both commercial planes and fighter jets observed and scrambled an unknown aircraft. They then discuss the Oumuamua Asteroid story, the Kepler discovery of eight new alien planets, and then things get really recent as they go deep into the bombshell story of a secret Pentagon UFO program in connection with Tom DeLonge’s To the Stars Academy.
The episode ends with the boys discussing who they want to hear from more in 2018 and who they want to shut the hell up as well! It is a jam-packed episode and a perfect way to ring in the New Year.
Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2’s Hangar 1: The UFO Files. He is the author of Only Weirdos See UFOs: An Introduction to the Public’s Misperception of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and Extraterrestrial Life. His work can be found at: www.RoguePlanet.tv
Guest Bio: MJ Banias is a writer, blogger, and theorist with a background in Critical Theory, History, and Cultural Studies who critically and philosophically examines the weird, the strange and the anomalous. He was a former field investigator with MUFON, has been featured on multiple podcasts and contributes to Mysterious Universe and Rogue Planet. His work is also featured in a new book entitled UFOs: Reframing the Debate. He is also the creator of the blog, TERRA OBSCURA. This blog is aimed at critically exploring the culture, the people, and the ideas that shape what society considers inexplicable. Using aspects of philosophy, critical theory, and cultural studies, TO questions the common ideologies that form and inform our knowledge concerning bizarre incidents, anomalous paranormal events, UFOs, synchronicities, and other events people consider “strange.” To learn more, visit: www.terraobscura.net
Mike Damante is the author of the book, Punk Rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology Meets Anarchy. He is also an established journalist, having worked for the Houston Chronicle as a copy editor, writer, reporter and web producer. He currently produces their “MIKED” music blog and has interviewed bands and musicians like Bad Religion, Blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, Tom DeLonge, Tegan and Sara, Aerosmith, B.o.B and countless others. He currently teaches Journalism and English in Houston, TX. All his work can be found at his website: www.punkrockandufos.com
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