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Come discover why USA Today crowned CONTACT in the DESERT – “The Woodstock of UFOs” taking place at the Renaissance Indian Well Resort from June 1-4, 2018.

As you know if you were one of the few thousand people who attended last year, the conference is about a lot more than merely UFO sightings. It explores ancient astronauts, extraterrestrial life, human origins, crop circles, secret space program, contact experiences and the increasingly urgent need for public disclosure – of which we are moving ever closer!

This year, CONTACT in the DESERT moves from it’s previous home of Joshua Tree to a  brand new venue, at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA from Friday the 1st to Monday the 4th of June with another epic lineup of the world’s leading experts in emerging fields of scientific research into earthly phenomena of an extraterrestrial nature; and explore the greatest questions of all time!


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A New Witness To Roswell?

In 2017 reports surfaced of a previously unknown witness to the Roswell crash. Author and researcher Philip Mantle investigated the claims with MUFON.

Released in 2017 the book UFOs TODAY – 70 Years of Lies, Misinformation and Government Cover-Ups by Irena Scott PhD contains an amount of controversial and thought provoking information as the title of the book might suggest. If I were a gambling man I would bet on one piece of information in this book being the most controversial within its pages. With it being the 70th anniversary of the Roswell Incident last year, an event that many claim was the crash of a space vehicle from an ET origin, the news that an alleged new witness emerging might not be that big a surprise.


In 2012 I was contacted by a gentleman called Scott Ferguson. Scott was part of a production company called White Tiger Films. He explained to me that he had some information on the Roswell Incident that he would like me to take a look at. I had first to sign a non-disclosure agreement which I did. Once this was signed I was sent what Scott called his ‘Roswell File’. He was looking to possibly make a movie based around this file and asked if I could help research the alleged witness. I of course agreed. The ‘Roswell File’ consisted of a transcript of an interview with the alleged witness Charles H. Forgus, a video interview with him and a photo as well. The story of how White Tiger Films obtained this material is I would say quite unique.

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The Mojave Incident

It’s one of the most frightening alien abduction events of recent times yet few have heard of it. We spoke to Ron Felber, author of Mojave Incident.

When you think of alien abductees your mind immediately flashes the names Travis Walton, Betty & Barney Hill and Whitley Strieber, maybe even Samantha Mulder, sister of The X-Files’ Fox Mulder? You may also get the names Betty Andreasson or Antonio Villa-Boas if you’re particularly clued up. What you probably won’t think of are the names of Californian couple, Steve and Dawn Hess. Their experience and subsequent hypnotic regression is covered in a book, by crime author Ron Felber, called The Mojave Incident and it is a truly terrifying and, at times, mentally draining read. We spoke to Ron about the Hess’, their first meeting through a mutual friend and the hypnotic regression sessions where the truth of their experience was finally revealed. Before we get to Ron we’ll relate the incident itself that haunted the couple over the space of two years, pushing them to breaking point.

As Steve was pointing out various constellations Dawn drew
his attention to an even brighter object.

On the weekend of 20th and 21st October 1989 the young couple had scheduled a weekend trip to the Mojave foothills in Steve’s fathers truck, leaving their two small children in the care of his parents. The pair were looking forward to the trip and after a minor success on the slots at Whiskey Pete’s casino just inside the Nevada border, they were headed for the Midhills camping ground when inclement weather meant a night in the truck by the side of the road. By morning the fog and mist had cleared and they started on towards Midhills again. Situated between the New York and Providence Mountains, and 70 miles southwest of Las Vegas as the crow flies, the camping ground is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, with dusty uneven roads leading to a perfect retreat away from the bustle of city life…

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King Arthur – The Myth Behind The Legend

With a legacy steeped in magic, folklore and swords embedded in rock, there is no evidence of his actual existence, but historian Ralph Ellis believes he’s uncovered the real identity of the King.

Here in the UK we all grew up with the legend of King Arthur. The famous British king, who saved the isle from invasion many times, pushing back the Saxon hordes who dared claim Albion for their own. His advisor Merlin, steeped in Celtic lore; the love of his life Guinevere and her dalliances with Lancelot; Galahad, Tristan, Gawain and the rest of the Knights of the Round Table; Excalibur and the Lady In the Lake; the Holy Grail; Camelot (a silly place) and the Isle of Avalon. In fact, apart from Robin Hood there is probably no more famous British legend than King Arthur. There’s one minor problem though, he’s not exactly a British. In fact there is very little evidence the great King actually existed at all – tourist honeypot grave marker at the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey notwithstanding.

There have been plenty of on-screen representations too, Sean Connery, Clive Owen, Graham Chapman, Richard Harris and Nigel Terry are the better movie incarnations of the legend, but the problem with the big-screen adaptations are that they’re based on the Thomas Mallory or Geoffrey of Monmouth variations – Clive Owen’s Roman Centurion being the exception. So when author and historian Ralph Ellis released the Grail Cypher, a book that took a different look at Arthurian history, his theories certainly turned a few heads. Where a lot of authors and academics of Arthurian lore repeat the same old tales based on Morte D’Arthur or History of the Kings of Britain, Ralph spent a lot of time correlating and cross referencing a lot of historical material. Following the train wreck that was Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of The Sword last year – made famous only because of an extremely hammy cameo by ex-football legend David Beckham – we felt we had to speak with Ralph and put the myths into some sort of historical context.

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Mandela Effect – Part 1

What started as an innocent musing on a blog in 2010 grew to become an international phenomenon.

On December 5th 2013 a man died. Not just any man but a hero to an entire nation, an entire race of people. A man who had been imprisoned for nearly 30 years spending 18 of those in a tiny cell on Robben Island, south of Cape Town, before finally being released and leading his nation out of the oppression of apartheid and racism, united under a multicultural democracy. That man was Morgan Freeman… no, wait, I mean Nelson Mandela. Or was it? In 2010 a paranormal consultant blogging by the name of Fiona Broome was convinced that Nelson Mandela had died in prison – to quote her post…

“I thought Nelson Mandela died in prison. I thought I remembered it clearly, complete with news clips of his funeral, the mourning in South Africa, some rioting in cities, and the heartfelt speech by his widow.”

The problem I have with this statement is that there’s no mention of when or where he died, just a vague “in prison” comment. And that ladies and gentleman is how this whole movement began. Since then it’s become this big pile of steaming horse shite gathering speed as it skyrockets downhill faster than the career of whoever the latest celebrity is this week who’s being accused of something untoward.

But can she have such a memory? Well it is true that Nelson Mandela was hospitalized with tuberculosis during the 1980’s and was on the very precipice of death – in fact many newspapers of the time were speculating that he was about to snuff it, and his wife at the time Winnie did appear on the telly a lot, but he survived to become the iconic man we (most of us) remember.

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Ryan Sprague

It’s been quite the twelve months for screenwriter Ryan Sprague. His book Somewhere In The Skies: A Human Approach To The Alien Phenomenon is a very different beast to the usual UFO abduction books in that, as the title suggests, it focusses on the human aspects. What Ryan did is unique. Rather than stick to the tried and tested, and tired, clinical approach to the abduction phenomena he explored the emotional after-effects on the abductees with astounding and at times heartbreaking effect.

Not content with solely promoting the book though, he decided to launch his own complementary podcast radio show Somewhere In The Skies. Going from strength to strength and having clocked up a further 36 episodes since April at the time of writing, Ryan is primed to be one of the hottest new radio hosts in the alternative community.

SOYM: Let’s start with the book, what was the inspiration that compelled you to write ‘Somewhere In The Skies…’ from a human perspective?

Ryan Sprague: Endless books about UFOs have covered a UFO event, the time it happened, the place, and what the other proposes it may have been. I wanted to do something vastly different and actually contribute to progressing the UFO conversation. So I took a very personal approach. While I related UFO events, I focussed more on the individual having the experience. I wanted to know how the event was perceived by them, and how it affected their life in every way possible. Whatever is happening in our skies, it starts, and in my opinion, ultimately ends with the observer and experiencer. The human aspect of the UFO question should not be ignored, and can lead to some amazing discoveries. And perhaps equally as important; new questions being asked.

For the full interview read the issue here.


Dave Schrader

Having graced radio airwaves in America for over a decade, whether on his own radio shows or as a regular guest host on Coast To Coast AM, it wouldn’t be unfair to say that Dave Schrader is something of a paranormal nut. With one of the most distinctive radio voices you’ll ever hear, his deep bassy vocals have the power to transfix, hypnotise and downright terrify listeners throughout the year as he recounts tales of the paranormal and other unexplained mysteries.

His current podcast radio show Beyond the Darkness is available online as well as a multi-platform app and is one of the premier paranormal talk shows available (see p49). Guests range from authors of the supernatural, demonologists, historical haunting experts, Bigfoot hunters and extraterrestrial contactees. We spoke to Dave about his paranormal interests and some of his favourite locations.

SOYM: For the benefit of our UK readers could you briefly describe what you feel are your primary interests?

Dave Schrader: I have had the great luxury of being surrounded with the paranormal my whole life, from interactions with the spirit world since an early age to a Bigfoot sighting to an encounter with a UFO in 2006. It is hard to pin down a specific topic I find more exciting or interesting. It seems to vary depending on the week and my mood.

SOYM: How did the original idea for Darkness Radio come about?

DS: My co-host Tim Dennis and I worked together in college radio from 1988-1990 and stayed close. He remained in radio and I went into a world of sales. I wanted to be a radio host since I was around 9-10 years old so it remained a passion and desire for me.

For the full interview read the issue here.