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
THE CLOSE ENCOUNTERS ASTRONOMER
How does a person go from being an Air Force sponsored UFO debunker to one of the most well-regarded UFO researchers in his time?
Dr. J. Allen Hynek's career in the study of UFO phenomena began in 1948 at Ohio State (where he was a full professor in physics and astronomy) when the Air Force asked him to act as astronomical consultant to Project Blue Book - one of the first scientists to evaluate UFO sightings, working on a series of classified projects in the 1950s and 1960s. Though he started out a skeptic, it was the completely negative and unyielding attitude of the Air Force that would later change his mind. Hynek said that the Air Force wouldn't give UFOs the chance of existing, even if they were flying up and down the street in broad daylight. His interest in the subject eventually led him to found the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies.
Hynek proved to be a thorn in the government's side when it came to investigating UFO reports, refusing to dismiss the unexplainable as the product of mass hysteria or unreliable witness testimony. Indeed, a great number of the seminal 20th century sightings that convinced Hynek that UFOs were worth further study involved highly credible witnesses, including airline and military pilots and law enforcement officers.
In his later years, Hynek speculated that "visitors from other planets," might not be the only explanation for UFOs, suggesting that new ideas with quantum physics could show the possibility for the extradimensional intelligence hypothesis of UFOs. Hynek showed that it was not a sin to consider new ideas and theories about UFOs. As he put it, "Right now, we don't have any UFOs to study, we only have the eyewitnesses reports." The UFO phenomenon remains as elusive as ever...however, new ideas and theories should be considered, as UFO sightings are a subject worthy of a proper scientific investigation, and not something to be ridiculed and ignored.
Our guests this week are Mark O'Connell, author of "The Close Encounters Man," and Jerome Clark, who worked closely with J. Allen Hynek at the Center for UFO Studies.
Mark O’Connell is the author of “The Close Encounters Man,” the authorized biography of UFO scholar Dr. J. Allen Hynek. As well, Mark is a screenwriter, teacher, and blogger. He wrote episodes for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and has developed feature film projects with major studios, including Walt Disney and DreamWorks Animation. He is also the founder of the UFO blog "High Strangeness".
Mark has been interested in the UFO phenomena since he was a little boy. His mother was a librarian and would often take him with her when she worked. With all that time on his hands at the library, he gravitated to two bookshelves: the one with books about cars and the one with books about UFOs and the paranormal.
Mark says that he was influenced to write a book about J. Allen Hynek because he was amazed at the influence Hynek has had on our world both as a UFO researcher and as an astronomer. Hynek's work has affected pop culture and modern science in quite remarkable ways.
O'Connell lives in Wisconsin with his wife, Monica, and teaches screenwriting at DePaul University in Chicago.
Interested in UFOs and anomalies since his adolescence, Jerome Clark is author of more than 20 books on these subjects, including the prize-winning, multivolume UFO Encyclopedia (1990-1998). He is a former editor of Fate as well as of International UFO Reporter, the magazine of the Center for UFO Studies, on whose board he served for years, working with J. Allen Hynek. His feature articles and reviews are regularly published in the world’s premier anomalies magazine Fortean Times. A keen student of folk and roots music, he has written songs recorded by, among others, Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter. His reviews of current CDs in these genres are posted weekly at Rambles.Net. He lives in Minnesota.
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.