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All of our guests hold a special position with us due to their eagerness to come share their research with our devoted listeners without hesitation.

 

 

 
 

Note: We have interviewed more than 150 guests on our show so this list will be updated monthly.

John  Wingate

John D. Wingate is a Minneapolis-based author and writer of historical nonfiction. He was born in historic Hannibal, Missouri - Mark Twain's boyhood home - where he spent his early childhood.

A former consumer reporter for KSTP-TV, John spent sixteen years as an award-winning television and radio journalist. He later left the broadcasting business to work as a writer and communications consultant with nonprofits, government agencies, and business clients.


June Lundgren

June Lundgren is a psychic-medium, animal communicator, healer, professional nurse, demon seer and international author. She comes from a long line of psychic women. Mentored by her maternal grandmother, June learned at an early age how to use her gifts of mediumship, ability to see negative entities and look into the future to help others.

As a psychic-medium, June communicates with those who have died and angels to find answers and peace of mind for the living. She has talked to animals since she was a child. In 2009, she wrote her first published book to let people know that God does hear our prayers but that what they want is not necessarily what we need. The result was her first book, A Medium’s Guide to the Paranormal.

Since then she has written three other paranormal based books: Paranormal Encounters book 1 and 2, The Darkside of the Paranormal. A paranormal romance: Outta Time Two children’s books: Petals golden wings and Susie’s big adventure. She has a new Fantasy series entitled: Demon Seekers: The Journey Begins.

She is a Demon Seer: this is a person who can see, hear, communicate and remove negative entities.

June lives on a small farm in Oregon with her husband and son. She is a nurse and works full-time at a medical clinic and writes books about her many paranormal experiences. She is the Co-founder of Ghosts and Girls Paranormal as well as a member of NW Paranormal Investigative Team.


Mark Anthony

MARK ANTHONY the PSYCHIC LAWYER® (also known as THE PSYCHIC EXPLORER) is the author of the best-sellers EVIDENCE OF ETERNITY and NEVER LETTING GO. 

An Oxford educated attorney licensed to practice law in Florida, Washington D.C. and before the United States Supreme Court, he practiced criminal law and appears regularly on television as a legal analyst. He uses evidence now to validate proof of the Afterlife.

Anthony is a world-renowned fourth generation psychic medium who communicates with spirits. His family's psychic legacy has been documented to the early 1900's on both sides of the family. His psychic great grandmother was recently featured in "The Italian Americans" on PBS. His father, likewise a psychic, was instrumental to the Apollo Program (U.S. manned Missions to the Moon.)

Mark is featured regularly on TV, Radio and print media as a psychic medium and paranormal expert. He recently appeared on the CBS Emmy Award winning TV show “The Doctors.” In 2018 Mark will be featured in a mini-series about a Cold Case.

He is also a headline speaker at conventions, expos and spiritual organizations such as the Edgar Cayce A.R.E., IANDS (International Association of Near Death Studies), the Sedona Spirit Symposium and universities including Brown, Columbia, Harvard and Yale.


Chris Turney

Earth Scientist Chris Turney will discusses his experiences and the insights gained from the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 2013-2014, which he led to one of the most remote places in the world: Cape Denison in the East Antarctic. Turney assembled a remarkable group of professional and citizen scientists for the daring journey. Their aim: to discover what changes are taking place in this globally important region, due to the arrival of a giant iceberg the size of Rhode Island, known as B09B. 

During their voyage south and on the ice, Turney and his team achieved a number of scientific firsts for the region. The data is providing a rich scientific trawl. They found how shifting winds were causing dramatic temperature changes in the furious fifties; they discovered significant changes in ocean circulation with the arrival of B09B; and they learned how local penguin populations were suffering from more extensive sea ice. While homeward bound, their research vessel was trapped by a massive breakout of sea ice that moved in from the east. All members of the party were evacuated by helicopter with no injury to any of the team – nor to Chris’s wife and two children, who were also aboard. 


Robbie Thomas

Robbie Thomas is a Psychic Medium Criminal Profiler, who helps internationally, families and Police fight against crime while bringing solace to those who need it. Over many years of assisting in many murder/missing person’s cases, Robbie has been able to give great details to these devastating crimes or happenings, which have led to finding lost people, arrests being made in murder cases, and bringing closure to families who desperately need it. Robbie works closely with families in conjunction with Law Enforcement, finding the resolve to some of the toughest cases. Being highly respected in the Paranormal/Spiritual fields of work, Robbie continues to be a great presence, working alongside many integral individuals in Film, Television, and Radio, lending his ability to further along his experience as a Spiritual Visionary. Robbie lives in Canada and is often called upon from the international community for assistance with his ability. Being a prolific Best Selling Author/Writer in the Metaphysical/Spiritual, Horror/Paranormal genre’s, he’s published nine books of his own and co-contributed to four other books. He’s written television treatments, which are either in development or have been looked at and has accomplished one of them to be in production.Other projects of Robbie's have also been given consideration with other production companies (The United States and Canada). Movies have also been a part of Robbie's life, as he has either created or starred in, Dead Whisper 2005-2006, The Sallie House 2007, and Paradox (Parasylum Directors Cut 2009), Return To Al Capone Speakeasy (In Post Production 2012). Robbie has been seen on one-hour television specials and news media, GAIAM Television, NBC, CBS, ABC, CKCO, Daytime Live Rogers Television, StarChoice, Bell Expressview, New RO (CTV), UFO T.V. and many other television programs. He's been featured on, CBS Radio, Kevin Smith Show, Barbara Mackey Show, True Ghost Stories Show, Keeler Show, New York, Bob Fm, The Eagle 103.3 FM, CHOK 1070 AM, The Fox 99.9 K106.3 FM, Big West 92.9 FM and more. He has been featured in many magazines worldwide such as Rock Thiz Magazine (United States),Taps Paranormal Magazine (United States), Intrepid Magazine (United States), Visions Magazine (United States), Signs Magazine (England), Bellsprit Magazine (United States), Suspense Magazine (United States), Paranormal Magazine (England), Unexplained Paranormal Magazine (United States), Fix Magazine (Canada), Pen It Magazine (United States) and more.


Jenny Ashford

Jenny Ashford is a horror, paranormal, and true crime writer, graphic designer, and podcaster. Her books include three novels, Red MenaceBellwether, and The Five Poisons; two short story collections, Hopeful Monsters and The Associated Villainies; a graphic novel, The Tenebrist; and four paranormal nonfiction books, The Unseen Hand: A New Exploration of Poltergeist PhenomenaThe Mammoth Mountain Poltergeist (with Tom Ross), House of Fire and Whispers: Investigating the Seattle Demon House, and The Rochdale Poltergeist (both with Steve Mera).

er newest book, a true crime compilation called The Faceless Villain: A Collection of the Eeriest Unsolved Murders of the 20th Century, Volume One, was published in October of 2017.

Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies, including The Nightmare CollectiveHistory Is Dead2012ADChimeraWorld #3, and ChimeraWorld #4. Her horror blog, Goddess of Hellfire, contains writing news, short stories and articles, and her reviews and opinions on horror films and books.


L. Sydney Fisher

. Sydney first developed a love of reading during her childhood years.  She spent many weekends and summer vacations at the local library where she would often sit on the floor of the children's section and thumb through dozens of books trying to decide which ones she wanted to take home.  This love affair with reading and her insatiable desire for knowledge launched a curiosity into the supernatural and unexplained world of discovery that ultimately spawned the birth of L. Sydney Fisher, the writer.  She wrote her first novella by the age of fifteen.  Her creative pursuits continued in high school where she was active in Theatre and Dance and awarded the Best Lead Actress Award during her senior year.  She first entered college as a Theatre/Journalism major but later changed her course of study. At the age of eighteen, Sydney was stricken with a chronic illness and life circumstances that forced her to change her pursuit of the stage, but her love of writing never faded.  

Her family's roots are deep in Northeast Mississippi, but she also spent time as a child in Missouri and Tennessee. She was born to Landon and Nettie Jean in Memphis, Tennessee where her father was an accountant and her mother was a registered nurse.  At the age of four, she moved from the Missouri boothills to North Mississippi after her parents separated.  Years later, she earned a Bachelor of English from The University of Mississippi and a Master's in Higher/Adult Education from The University of Missouri.  

L. Sydney has been inspired by the writings of famous authors Stephen King, James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Ann Rule, Mary Higgins Clark, and Agatha Christie.  Sydney's true hauntings and paranormal books will always contain some element of truth, so be observant.  She is fascinated with the paranormal and has done extensive paranormal research for over twenty years.  She calls herself a "Literary Indiana Jones". 

Sydney lives on a HAUNTED landscape with the spirit of a white wolf and at least one ghost that shares what was once a Native American village in Northeast, Mississippi. When she isn’t writing, she’s researching supernatural mysteries or another haunted location and its history.  She is the proud mom of two children and a Golden Retriever mix named Willie Wonka who has no idea that he is really a dog.

 

Caroline Clark

Caroline Clark is a British author who has always loved the macabre, the spooky, and anything that goes bump in the night. She was brought up on stories from James Herbert, Shaun Hutson, Darcy Coates, and Ron Ripley. Even at school she was always living in her stories and was often asked to read them out in front of the class, though her teachers did not always appreciate her more sinister tales. Now she spends her time researching haunted houses or imagining what must go on in them. These tales then get written up and become her books. Caroline is married and lives in Yorkshire with her husband and their two white boxer dogs. Of course one of them is called Spooky. 

 
 

Stewart Swerdlow

A gifted Hyperspace Intuitive, Stewart A. Swerdlow focuses his consciousness beyond time and space to determine your foundational mind-pattern upon which all your life experiences are based. His great-uncle, Yakov Sverdlov, was the first president of the Soviet Union, and his grandfather helped form the Communist Party in the United States in the 1930s. To ensure that his loyalties stayed with the US government, he was “recruited” for specific government mind-control experiments, including 13 years at the Montauk Project, which enhanced his natural abilities.

Stewart, a linguist who speaks ten languages, is an expert in deprogramming and determining which Illuminati programs are embedded in the mind-patterns of any individual. His mission is to help others heal themselves in a positive way, thus avoiding the negativity he experienced.


Brad Olsen

Brad Olsen is the author of nine books, including two in his Esoteric Series: “Modern Esoteric” and “Future Esoteric.” An award-winning author, public speaker, radio show host of “The Esoteric Circle,” book publisher and event producer, his keynote presentations and interviews have enlightened audiences at Contact in the Desert, Awareness Life Expo, the 5D events and dozens of radio shows and television shows (including Ancient Aliens, America Unearthed, and Mysteries of the Outdoors). Brad is a founder and co-producer of the How Weird Street Faire in the SOMA neighborhood of his home-base San Francisco. Brad was featured on the front page of SF Bay Guardian in September 2014. The Chicago native’s esoteric writing continues to reach a wide audience while he continues breaking ground in alternative journalism, public speaking, illustration and photography.


Harry Cooper

Harry Cooper is president of Sharkhunters International. He started the group in 1983, professing a love of U-boats and World War II history. Today, the organization claims 7,700 members in 76 countries. He’s a military veteran, former race car driver and expert in WW II and Nazi history.

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Linda Godfrey

For almost a quarter of a century, ever since breaking the original story of the Beast of Bray Road as a small town Wisconsin newspaper reporter, I've been chasing the elusive upright canine some folks call werewolves. People from around North and South America and even Europe and Australia have contacted me with reports of their encounters. Sometimes their stories describe Bigfoot, giant birds or water monsters, as well. There's a world o'weirdness out there! The fact that people keep seeing these things is what drives me to keep searching, investigating, speculating and writing about them. And after 25 years and 17 published books, I'm still tracking those unknown trails.


Linda Moulton Howe

Linda Moulton Howe is a graduate of Stanford University with a Masters Degree in Communication. She has devoted her documentary film, television, radio, web, writing and reporting career to productions concerning science, medicine and the environment.

Ms. Howe has received local, national and international awards, including three regional Emmys, a national Emmy nomination and was an honored producer for medical and science programming in a WCVB-TV (ABC) Boston station Peabody. Linda’s award-winning documentaries have included A Strange Harvest that explored the worldwide animal mutilation mystery that has haunted the United States and other countries since the 1960s and continues to date.

Other award-wining productions are Poison in the Wind and A Sun Kissed Poison, which compared smog pollution in Los Angeles and Denver; Fire In The Water about hydrogen as an alternative energy source to fossil fuels. That work was honored in New York City with a 1978 National Emmy Finalist for Community Service.

Linda’s investigations and TV broadcasts about environmental issues in Colorado were also recognized and honored by the Environmental Protection Agency with a Citizen Participation Award from actor and environmentalist Robert Redford at the Denver EPA headquarters on January 1, 1980.

Paralleling her air and water investigations from 1976 to 1979, Linda began in September 1979 to investigate the phenomenon of bloodless and trackless animal mutilations that were occurring not only in Colorado, but every state in the U. S., every province in Canada and around the world in both hemispheres.

Her production A Strange Harvest was broadcast on KMGH-TV as a 90-minute evening special on May 25, 1980, to the largest audience in the station’s history for a locally-produced documentary and earned Linda another Regional Emmy.

During her 9-month-long travels from September 1979 to May 1980 to film the bizarre, bloodlessly mutilated animals in Wyoming, New Mexico and throughout Colorado, law enforcement and ranchers told Linda off and on the record that “the perpetrators of the animal mutilations are creatures from outer space.”

A decade later in June 1989, Linda Moulton Howe released An Alien Harvest – Further Evidence Linking Animal Mutilations and Human Abductions to Alien Life Forms.

This is the first of three large books about her ongoing investigations of government policies of denial and cover-up about the worldwide, bloodless animal mutilation mystery that includes not only cattle, but horses, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, foxes, cats, dogs and wild animals such as deer, elk, reindeer and Australian kangaroos. A new and expanded 2nd Edition of An Alien Harvest was awarded Best Non-Fiction by the Arizona and New Mexico Southwest Book Association in December 2015.


Will Hart

Will Hart is a writer and photojournalist who has been investigating UFOs and history’s mysteries since 1968. He has appeared on the TV show Ancient Aliens and his work has appeared in Atlantis RisingNew DawnUFONexusWild WestSierra Heritage, and Nature Photography. The author of The Genesis Race, he lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Rebecca Pittman

Rebecca Pittman grew up literally on a runway. Her mother was teaching fashion modeling before she was born.

Rebecca took to the catwalk at the age of 5 and was teaching modeling by the young age of 16. From there she began designing stage sets for fashion shows, upscale weddings and special events, along with pursuing her love of art and journalism.

She created Wonderland Productions and has been painting wall murals around the country for the past 33 years. In that time she published four books and has no intention of slowing down. Her first book, "How to Start a Faux Painting or Mural Business" went into a 2nd addition October, 2010. "Scrapbooking for Profit" was published in 2005.

Her journalistic interest took a sharp turn when she decided to write about the haunted location of The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, including the personal history of its ghosts. After living only 45 minutes away from the historical site for 33 years, her love of its history and her experiences there with things unexplained and paranormal led to her to write the book, The History and Haunting of the Stanley Hotel, released in July, 2011.

Ms. Pittman is currently researching The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana. The plantation is touted as the most-haunted home in America. That book will be followed by The History and Haunting of the Tower of London and the paranormal goings-on in Salem. She is also working on a children's adventure book and a screenplay about Edgar A. Poe.

Rebecca makes her home in Loveland, Colorado where she indulges her love of golf, boating, the arts and travel. She is the proud mother of 4 sons and their extended families.


Dr. Alan Brown

A Professor of English at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Alan N. Brown is a folklorist. He has written many books on the oral ghost narratives in the South. He has produced a website on folklore which can be found here: http://facstaff.uwa.edu/abrown/ghostlore.htm. He is the Director of the Writing Center and the Compensatory Writing Program and University of West Alabama and currently lives in Meridian, Mississippi.


Stanton Friedman

Nuclear Physicist-Lecturer Stanton T. Friedman received his BSc. and MSc. Degrees in physics from the University of Chicago in 1955 and 1956. He was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist by such companies as GE, GM, Westinghouse, TRW Systems, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell Douglas working in such highly advanced, classified, eventually cancelled programs as nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and various compact nuclear powerplants for space and terrestrial applications.

He became interested in UFOs in 1958, and since 1967 has lectured about them at more than 600 colleges and 100 professional groups in 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces and 18 other countries in addition to various nuclear consulting efforts. He has published more than 90 UFO papers and has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs including on Larry King in 2007 and twice in 2008, and many documentaries. He is the original civilian investigator of the Roswell Incident and co-authored Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident. TOP SECRET/MAJIC, his controversial book about the Majestic 12 group, established in 1947 to deal with alien technology, was published in 1996 and went through 6 printings. An expanded new edition was published in 2005. Stan was presented with a Lifetime UFO Achievement Award in Leeds, England, in 2002, by UFO Magazine of the UK. He is co-author with Kathleen Marden (Betty Hill’s niece) of a book in 2007:  Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience. The City of Fredericton, New Brunswick, declared August 27, 2007, Stanton Friedman Day. His book Flying Saucers and Science was published in June 2008 and is in its 3rd printing. His newest book, also co-authored with Kathleen Marden, is Science Was Wrong released in June 2010.

He has provided written testimony to Congressional Hearings, appeared twice at the UN, and been a pioneer in many aspects of ufology including Roswell, Majestic 12, The Betty Hill-Marjorie Fish star map work, analysis of the Delphos, Kansas, physical trace case, crashed saucers, flying saucer technology, and challenges to the S.E.T.I. (Silly Effort To Investigate) cultists. He has spoken at more MUFON Symposia than anyone else.

Stanton T. Friedman is a dual citizen of the USA and Canada.


Ph.D, Chandra Wickramasinghe

Chandra Wickramasinghe is a Sri Lankan-born British mathematician, astronomer and astrobiologist of Sinhalese ethnicity. His research interests include the interstellar medium, infrared astronomy, light scattering theory, applications of solid-state physics to astronomy, the early Solar System , comets, astrochemistry, the origin of life and astrobiology. A student and collaborator of Fred Hoyle, the pair worked jointly for over 40 years as influential proponents of panspermia. In 1974 they proposed the hypothesis that some dust in interstellar space was largely organic, later proven to be correct.

Hoyle and Wickramasinghe have advanced the argument that various outbreaks of illnesses on Earth are of extraterrestrial origins, including the 1918 fly pandemic and certain outbreaks of polio and mad cow disease. For the 1918 flu pandemic they hypothesised that cometary dust brought the virus to Earth simultaneously at multiple locations—a view almost universally dismissed by experts on this pandemic. Claims connecting terrestrial disease and extraterrestrial pathogens have been rejected by the scientific community.

Wickramasinghe has written more than 30 books about astrophysics and related topics; he has made appearances on radio, television and film, and he writes online blogs and articles. He has appeared on BBC Horizon, UK Channel 5 and the History Channel. He appeared on the 2013 Discovery Channel program "Red Rain". He has an association with Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Buddhist sect Soka Gokkai International, that led to the publication of a dialogue with him, first in Japanese and later in English, on the topic of Space and Eternal Life.


Bill Birnes

William J. Birnes holds a JD with a specialty in entertainment and literary law and a PhD in Medieval Literature. He is currently the Chairman of the Board at Sunrise Community Counseling Center where he is in charge of auditing the center’s operational and management budget as well as the budgets for its federal and state grant programs.

A New York Times bestselling author, a former writer/consulting producer/host at the History Channel, Dr. Birnes was a member of the English Department faculty at Trenton State College, now The College of New Jersey, from 1968 to 1983.

With backgrounds in public and private administration and having worked as a data and financial analyst under a Bureau of Justice Administration grant at the United States Department of Justice, Dr. Birnes was also a grants-award administrator and judge for the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a Fellow in the National Endowment for the Humanities.

He is currently the author of Psychiatric Criminology, a professional reference text for medical and law students, published at the CRC Press of Taylor and Francis.


Mark Nesbitt

Mark worked for the National Park Service(NPS) as a Ranger/Historian for five years. He then became a Licensed Battlefield Guide. His job with the NPS provided him not only the opportunity to spend time in all of the historic buildings in the Gettysburg National Park, but to actually live in four of them. Mark started his own research and writing company in 1977. He did research and advertising copy for some of America’s best historical artists. Being a resident of Gettysburg for over 30 years has provided Mark with a unique “insider” perspective.

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Rob Shelsky

Rob Shelsky is an avid and eclectic writer of both fiction and nonfiction, and averages about 4,000 words a day. Rob, with a degree in science, has written a large number of factual articles for the former AlienSkin Magazine, as well as for other magazines, such as Doorways, Midnight Street (U.K.), Internet Review of Science Fiction (IROSF), and many others. While at AlienSkin Magazine, a resident columnist there for seven years, Rob did a number of investigative articles, including some concerning the paranormal, as well as columns about UFOs, including interviews of those who have had encounters with them.

Rob's nonfiction books on UFOs include, For The Moon Is Hollow And Aliens Rule The Sky, Deadly UFOs And The Disappeared, Ancient Alien Empire Megalithia, Darker Side Of The Moon They Are Watching Us, Invader Moon, and more. He also has written books on time travel, including Time Travel Invasion, as well as Mysteries Of Time Travel: 35 Cases of Time Travel Intrusion. He also writes sciencce fiction, horror, paranormal, and paranormal romance, as well as historical romance books (Regency Romance). 

He has often and over a long period, explored the Alien and UFO question and has made investigative trips to research such UFO hotspot areas as Pine Bush, New York, Gulf Breeze, Florida, and other such regions, including Brown Mountain, North Carolina, known, for the infamous “Brown Mountain Lights, as well as investigating numerous places known for paranormal activity. 

With over 20 years of such research and investigative efforts behind him, as well as currently being a Field Investigator for MUFON, Author Rob Shelsky is well qualified in the subject of UFOs, as well as that of the paranormal. Where Rob Shelsky tends to be the skeptic, and insists upon being able to “kick the tires” of a UFO to ascertain their reality, he is, as well, a theorist, constantly coming up with possible explanations for various phenomena. Rob asks the hard questions others seem to avoid. Often, he comes up with convincing answers.
Rob also writes fiction, including but not limited to, science fiction, horror, fantasy, paranormal romances, and more. He currently has a trilogy coming out next year with Permuted Press, The Apocrypha Trilogy, which includes The God Factor, The Creator Code, and The Babylon Effect.


Frank Joseph

Frank Joseph was the editor in chief of Ancient American magazine from 1993-2007. He is the author of several books, including Before AtlantisAdvanced Civilizations of Prehistoric AmericaThe Lost Civilization of Lemuria, and The Lost Treasure of King Juba. He lives in the Upper Mississippi Valley.


Timothy Beckley

Timothy Green Beckley is a UFO & paranormal pioneer. He has been described as the Hunter Thompson of ufology by the editor of UFO magazine Nancy Birnes. Since an early age his life has more or less revolved around the paranormal. At the age of three his life was saved by an invisible force. The house he was raised in was thought to be haunted. His grandfather saw a headless horseman. Beckley also underwent out of body experiences starting at age six. And saw his first of three UFOs when he was but ten, and has had 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. Years later, Tim was to appear on Long John’s show numerous times and over the years has been a frequent guest on hundreds of programs which have come and gone just like ghosts in the night.

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. His longest running effort was the newsstand publication UFO UNIVERSE which 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 to be invited to speak before closed door meetings on UFOs presided over by the late Earl of Clancarty at the House of Lords in England. 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.