INTERVIEW: The Donna Lee Case -Part 1

The famous case of Donna and Clayton Lee can be described as a "modern day Betty and Barney Hill." 

Sometimes when investigating the subject of UFOs and the unknown, you look no farther than your own backyard, as the Lees live a mere minutes from this writer in Houston. The highly publicized case is worth another look, as over the next few months the goal is to get to know the Lees more in a multi-part interview series. 

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Some standouts from The Black Vault's FBI paranormal files

Kudos to The Black Vault for its consistent work with collecting and providing a database of declassified documents on its site, and recently the site posted an extensive look at the FBI’s paranormal files.  The Freedom Of Information Act allows full or partial disclosure ( notice the “or partial part”)  of classified government documents, but the documents can still be censored or only partially disclosed.

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INTERVIEW: Nothing is too weird for Allison Jornlin

Whether it's a cryptid like the the Orang Pendek, the mythical Mothman or searching for haunts in the Midwest, no paranormal case is out of the ordinary for Allison Jornlin. Jornlin, an award-winning 20-year veteran of paranormal research, will be curating this year's Hawaii ParaCon, and also recently got back from a Chicago Mothman expedition. Jornlin is also a fellow plant-powered paranormal investigator along with this author and Jason McClellan.  Below,Jornlin talks about the backlash for her Mothman findings, what 2018 holds, and her interest in the field.

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Behind the New York Times secret Pentagon story with Ralph Blumenthal

The New York Times is one the most credible and respected institutions in journalism, so when veteran journalists Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal  broke the story about the Pentagon's secret UFO program, the mainstream paid attention.

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COMMENTARY: What we can learn from recent mainstream coverage

This weekend you may have seen a spike in coverage regarding the UFO phenomena. Mainstream outlets like the New York Times, which first "broke" the story, the Washington Post, MSNBC and others all have picked up on the Times expose that confirms what we've all known for years ; the Pentagon had a secret UFO program and the To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science Gimbal footage release, which is the first "official" video evidence released by the U.S. government.

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2017's most intriguing stories

As the year comes to close, 2017 wasn't short on stories in the world of ufology and cryptozoology due to the amazing efforts of journalists, authors, ufologists, podcasters and researchers in these fields. There's simply too many stories to name, and nailing down a select few to cover here isn't easy, but here are some that sparked the interest of the field and this site.

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