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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BOOK REVIEW: 'The Gods Never Left us' by Erich Von Daniken

What is marketed as the "long-awaited sequel to the worldwide best-seller 'Chariots Of The Gods'" ( all those books Erich Von Daniken has written in the past 50 years don't count as sequels?), "The Gods Never Left Us" is really just another Von Daniken book, and that's fine.It's not a proper sequel, yet it does build on and discuss the ancient astronaut theory made  famous in "Chariots Of The Gods."

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INTERVIEW: Defiant Rick Doty defends against 'liar' claims

At first glance, Rick Doty seems like a likable guy. He has an approachable demeanor, he's a proud family man and has no problem befriending UFO researchers/ complete strangers on Facebook. Doty's name in the UFO community usually doesn't reflect elicit the aforementioned responses, rather it usually brings about one word; liar. 

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