EXPLORING THE BIZARRE
Hosted by Timothy Beckley & Tim Swartz
It’s no longer necessary to hop a plane and jet off to faraway Timbuktu.
Now every Thursday at 7 PM Pacific/10 PM Eastern you can find paradise in your own home town with your two favorite Tim's as they delve into the weird, the truly bizarre and the totally unexplainable.
Come and join seasoned researchers and champions of the airwaves Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz as they bring you some of your favorite supernatural icons as well as those emerging researchers who promise to intrigue and enlighten you in our Neverland of UFOs, the paranormal, Fortean phenomena, lost worlds, other dimensions and cryptozoology.
Yes, you're invited to fly across the cosmos with us -- It's a trip well worth taking...and it’s nonstop!
Tim Beckley is a UFO & Paranormal Pioneer, in fact he's had so many careers that even his girlfriend doens't know what he does for a living.
The editor of UFO magazine Nancy Birnes has described Timothy Green Beckley as the “Hunter Thompson” of Ufology.
Since an early age, his life has more or less revolved around the paranormal. At the age of three, an invisible force saved his life. Raised in house thought to be haunted, his grandfather saw a headless horseman. Tim also underwent an out of body experiences starting at age six and saw his first of three UFOs when he was but ten, as well as two more sightings since - including an attempt to communicate with one of these objects.
Tim grew up listening to the only all night talk show in the country that revolved around the strange and unexplained. Long John Nebel's guests included the early UFO contactees who claimed to have visited other planets and built time machines in the desert. Tim was fascinated by everything that went bump in the night - or even in the daylight for that matter. Tim appeared on Long John's show years later and numerous times since as well as has been a frequent guest on hundreds of programs, which have come and gone just like ghosts in the night. He is a popular guest on Coast to Coast AM and has appeared on William Shatners Weird or What? Tim has also appeared on an episode of UFO Hunters regarding the dreaded Men in Black. He has his own podcast, Unraveling the Secrets and MR. UFOs Secret Files, a new YouTube channel as well as now co-hosting “Exploring the Bizarre” on the KCOR Digital Radio Network.
Tim started his career as a writer early on - at age 14 he purchased a mimeograph machine and began to publish the Interplanetary News Service Report. Over the years, he has written over 25 books on everything from rock music to the secret MJ12 papers. He has been a stringer for the national tabloids such as the Enquirer and editor of over 30 different magazines (most of which never lasted more than a couple of issues). His longest running effort was the newsstand publication UFO UNIVERSE that went for 11 years. Today he is the president of Inner Light/Global Communications and editor of the Conspiracy Journal and Bizarre Bazaar.
He is one of the few Americans ever invited to speak before closed-door meetings on UFOs presided over by the late Earl of Clancarty at the House of Lords in England. He visited Loch Ness in Scotland while in the UK and went home with a belief that Nessie is somehow connected with the dragons of mythology as well as strange discs engraved on cathedrals and ghostly phenomenon.
The Inner Light Publications and Global Communications' catalog of books and video titles now number over 200, including the works of Tim Swartz, T. Lobsang Rampa, Commander X, Brad Steiger, John Keel, Tracy Twyman, Wendelle Stevens and a host of many other authors.
He probably knows more about the history of the UFO movement since the early 1950’s then anyone today. Because of his fair and balanced approach, he makes friends with everyone regardless of whether or not he believed their stories. Tim has written over 30 books himself, and contributed to dozens more, including:
OUR ALIEN PLANET-THIS EERIE EARTH
JOHN LENNON - WE KNEW YOU
SECRET PROPHECY OF FATIMA REVEALED
SUBTERRANEAN WORLDS INSIDE EARTH
THE TRUTH ABOUT CRASHED UFOS
UFOS AMONG THE STARS (Celebrity Encounters)
MJ 12 AND THE RIDDLE OF HANGAR 18
Tim is known among horror movie fans as Mr. Creepo. When asked his major cinema influences he mentions Nancy Reagan as having gotten him involved as a horror host. During the hay day of double features and Time Square grind houses, he worked as a movie review critic as well as a publicist for several small film companies. His recent efforts include Skin Eating Jungle Vampires and Blood Sucking Vampire Freaks.
Tim R. Swartz is an Indiana native and Emmy-Award winning television producer as well asvideographer. He is the author of a number of popular books including The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla, America's Strange and Supernatural History, Secret Black Projects, Evil Agenda of the Secret Government, Time Travel: A How-To-Guide, Richard Shaver-Reality of the Inner Earth, Admiral Byrd's Secret Journey Beyond the Poles, and is a contributing writer for the books, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The First Ghostbuster, Brad Steiger's Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside, and Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits and Haunted Places.
As a photojournalist, Tim Swartz has traveled extensively and investigated paranormal phenomena as well as other unusual mysteries. He’s been to diverse locations like the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Great Wall in China. He has worked with television networks such as PBS, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, ESPN, Thames-TV and the BBC. He has also appeared on the History Channels program "Ancient Aliens" and the History Channel Latin America series "Contacto Extraterrestre."
His articles have been published in magazines such as Mysteries, FATE, Strange, Atlantis Rising, UFO Universe, Flying Saucer Review, Renaissance, and Unsolved UFO Reports. As well, Tim Swartz is the writer and editor of the online newsletter Conspiracy Journal; a free, weekly e-mail newsletter, considered essential reading by paranormal researchers worldwide.
Tim is also the host of the webcast program "The Outer Edge" heard on PSN-Radio (theouteredgeradio.com) as well as now the co-host of “Exploring the Bizarre” on the KCOR Digital Radio Network.
THIS WEEK'S GUESTS
TRAVELING THE ROAD TO NOWHERE
In addition to waving fields of grain and purple mountains majesty, the United States is also home to some incredibly strange... I mean, really, really strange, destinations. And, if your wanderlust demands to take you even further away, there are thousands of genuinely weird destinations all around the globe for those seeking incredibly off the wall places to check out. If you are bored with traditional museums, overly expensive theme parks, and decaying tourist traps, then perhaps it is time to wander onto roads less traveled and seek out places that are truly in the realm of weird.
Our guests this week, Anna Maria Elisa Manalo and Michael Huntington, have traveled far and wide in their quest for uniquely bizarre locations. Michael Huntington, along with his wife and sons, has visited famous UFO sighting locations, hunted for mythical monsters, searched spooky places of the Unknown and checked out unique roadside attractions. Their journeys have been documented with photos posted on his website and Instagram.
Anna Maria Elisa Manalo, who was was born and raised in San Juan, the Philippines, is a freelance screenwriter, amateur travel photographer, paranormal researcher and former field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network. Manalo traveled through over 25 countries since 1982 where she was able to spend some time away from tours and mingle with local people, seeking and finding interesting stories.
So come along with Timothy Green Beckley and Tim Swartz as they seek out the places where others fear to tread and shadows of unspeakable things reigns supreme.
Anna Maria Elisa Manalo is a counselor by profession and an aspiring screenwriter with numerous accolades for her sci fi and horror screenplays. She hopes to get some of them produced for the screen as they were inspired by her experiences as a UFO field investigator for MUFON during a brief stint in 2008-09. Some of her experiences were adapted from books written by Philip Mantle and Paul Stonehill.
Manalo was born and raised in San Juan, the Philippines where family members witnessed apparitions, specters and a "mothman" type of creature which led to her father's untimely death. Her first screenplay, “The Tulpa Effect” ranked #6 in the TOP TEN horror/thriller category of Script Vamp’s Dream Quest Screenplay Competition of 2012. She has several sci fi and supernatural horror screenplays which have received merit and can be found on her site: www.storyartisan.wordpress.com.
Her book, "Portal: Life As An Experiencer," written under her pen name Adele Casales Rocha, is due for publication at the end of 2017 by Flying Disk Press of U.K. with Philip Mantle as editor and publisher.
Michael Huntington is a paranormal travel writer, researcher, and artist who has had a lifetime fascination for weird stories and strange encounters: especially UFOs. Michael travels to dozens of strange locations, each year, with his wife and young boys - documenting what they see. Huntington is fascinated and has documented in photographs cases and locations of famous UFO sightings, Haunted and Cryptid Locations - Space & Aviation Museums - Film Locations - Roadside Attractions and Futuro Homes. If it's STRANGE or interesting, the Huntingtons will TRAVEL there!
His photos and articles can be found on all social media and on his Huntington Strange Travels blog. Michael is currently working on his first travel book, "Strange Travels with Michael Huntington".
WHERE IS HEAVEN?
IS IT MORE EASILY ACCESSIBLE THAN WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT?
IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A UFO/AFTERLIFE “CONNECTION”?
NEWS FLASH! – In England a group known as The Scole Afterlife Project held closely-controlled séances for almost a decade. They set up cameras and other electronic devices to record apparitions that manifested themselves; deceased friends and family members of the experimenters materialized on film and images of the typical gray aliens were captured as well. Also recorded were scenes that look as if they had originated on other worlds, and, when played back, seemed to prove the existence of other realms and realities.
Authors Timothy Beckley and Diane Tessman tell us that instead of being a place that no one can possibly reach or enter while they are still living, Heaven is closer than we think, that it might be right above our heads. We could more easily access this realm if we open our minds and accept what we are being told by UFO abductees and contactees, many of whom have established communications with a higher intelligence that has the ability to travel back and forth between other dimensions – including Heaven and Earth – and act as “greeters” to those who have passed to the other side.
If you have lost loved ones and have hopes of communicating with them, this book will prove to be an important one in your life. Here are probing questions from the authors that offer all the evidence you should need in order to be assured that there is a vibrant afterlife that leads to exciting new things:
IS IT POSSIBLE TO ENTER HEAVEN THROUGH THE PEARLY GATES ON A UFO?
CAN OUR LOVED ONES RETURN TO EARTH TO VISIT US ONBOARD WHAT WE MIGHT THINK OF AS A “SPACESHIP”?
DO ALIENS, ANGELS AND SPIRIT BEINGS HAVE ANYTHING – OR EVERYTHING – IN COMMON?
CAN OUR DEPARTED RELATIVES PICK UP THE TELEPHONE AND LITERALLY CALL US FROM THE AFTERLIFE?
IS IT POSSIBLE THAT WE CAN USE OUR HOME COMPUTER TO SEND AN “EMAIL” TO OUR DECEASED FRIENDS?
DO OUR LATE FRIENDS AND FAMILY PROVIDE PROOF THAT THEY STILL LOVE US BY LEAVING “HIDDEN” OBJECTS AROUND THE HOUSE THAT THEY HAVE TELEPORTED FROM PARADISE?
DO OUR BELOVED ANIMAL FRIENDS REINCARNATE AND COME BACK TO US AS THE “NEW PETS” IN OUR LIFE?
Yes! Here is remarkable proof that the doorway is always open to the Heavenly realms and that loved ones, friends and associates can visit us and then return safely to their new place in the cosmos among the stars.