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In this week's edition of BoA : Audio, recorded on 5.21.6, we sit down with Ryan Wood, author of "Majic Eyes Only", to discuss the topic of his book : UFO crash cases. Along the way in this fascinating conversation, we look at UFO crash case study from a host of different angles, we also touch on a number of other elements in Ufology, like SETI, the Majestic documents, SERPO, the missing APRO documents, and Ryan previews the UFO Crash Retrieval Conference IV.
We start out the interview by getting some background on Ryan Wood and how got into Ufology and why he decided to focus on documents and UFO crashes as opposed to other disciplines of Ufology. We also discuss the noteworthiness of Ryan being a second generation Ufologist and how he and his father are Ufology's only father and son tandem.
Moving on, we discuss the "kickoff" of the UFO Crash response from the government : the Battle of LA and how it necessitated the creation of the Interplanetary Phenomena Unit and what the IPU was. How the IPU led to MJ-12 and the chain of events that created MJ-12.
Talking about the vast number of cases chronicled in the book, Ryan discusses the various sources for the cases. We go on to talk about the "weighting system" that Ryan used in the book to determine an "authenticity scale" of the cases.
Ryan tells us about the pioneer of UFO crash retrieval research, Len Stringfield, and provides some enlightening information about the legendary Ufologist. Does Ryan think there is another case that could move up the ranks to become one of the legendary UFO crashes, ala Roswell, Kecksburg, Rendlesham, etc. and what are the elements necessary to investigate a UFO crash case. Ryan's reaction to the old standard, "give me your best case." What Wood thinks will take UFO Crash research to the "next level."
We also discuss the fact that there are also reports of a large number of ET casualties as a result of the crashes and where ET bodies seemed to factor into the level of interest from the government in relation to ET hardware. We touch on the tie-in between the Nogal Canyon Crash case and Ray Santilli and whether or not the recent Santilli news has a bearing on the veracity of the case.
Going over some numerical trends of the 74 cases reported, we talk about why there seems to be a drop-off in crash cases from the last 25 years or so. Is there something behind the seeming growth in international crash cases toward the latter half of the twentieth century. Why Ryan thinks that there may be many more crash cases scattered across the globe that remain hidden.
We talk about the portion at the end of the book that deals with SETI and why he included it in a book on UFO crashes. We move on from there to talk about Tim Cooper and his saga of receiving documents from a mysterious character named Thomas Cantwheel.
binnall busts out his two "pet questions" and asks Ryan about the SERPO story that is making the rounds in Ufology today and asks about the infamous missing APRO documents, the latter of which, Ryan provides some tantalizing information about and a sad story of lost data within MUFON back in the day.
Ryan discusses his fantastic website majesticdocuments.com and the vast amount of resources available there. We also talk about the UFO Crash Retrieval Conference, how it came about and how it has evolved. Ryan previews the Crash Retrieval Conference IV, including the many fine researchers who will be presenting there this year.
Ryan Wood Bio :
Born in Maryland in 1955, Ryan S. Wood first became interested in UFOs when his father, Dr. Robert Wood, was engaged in deciphering the physics of UFOs while managing a research project on anti-gravity for McDonnell Douglas. Ryan is now regarded as a leading authority on the Top Secret classified Majestic-12 intelligence documents and the 1941 Cape Girardeau, Missouri UFO Crash.
A frequent lecturer on the UFO subject, Ryan has taught college courses and made numerous presentations about UFOs to civic organizations and at ufology conferences. He has organized three worldwide UFO crash retrieval symposia (www.ufoconference.com) and once presented a UFO lecture to a class on National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School that formed the basis of the final exam. He manages the content of www.majesticdocuments.com and along with his father was the executive producer of a television documentary on the authenticity of the Majestic-12 documents called The Secret.
The website for the book "Majic Eyes Only" is www.majiceyesonly.com.