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Greg Bishop

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BoA:Audio bids farewell to 2012 with our annual Year in Review special featuring longtime friend of the program Greg Bishop. Nearly live and shoehorned in between our respective day jobs, we consider a wealth of big (and small) stories from 2012 including the End of the Mayan Calendar, the passing of Philip Coppens and Jim Moseley, the Baltic Sea UFO, the 'revelations' of Dmitry Medvedev, the National Atomic Testing Museum's Area 51 Symposium, the Ketchum DNA story, Superstorm Sandy, the nuerosurgeon NDE, leprechaun and goblin attacks in 2012, and Greg's reveal of the identity of the notorious UFO figure 'The Falcon.'

It's an incredibly loose conversation where we recount some of the highlights, lowlights, and odd ball moments of the past twelve months with the always entertaining Greg Bishop.

Full Preview: We dive right into the conversation by getting meta on 2012, itself, and how 12.21.12 was pre-destined by the paranormal world as the keystone event of the year and, of course, was a dismal, dismal disappointment. Binnall reflects on his previously longstanding concerns that 12.21.12 would hurt the reputation of the paranormal community and we discuss whether that came to fruition. We also touch on a bunch of random aspects of 12.21.12, including how it kind of ruined the holiday season, and whether 2012, itself, was a bad year.

This segues into remembering Philip Coppens and James Moseley, two luminaries of the paranomal who passed away this year. Greg recalls meeting Jim Moseley and reflects on some of the notorious works of the esteemed author. The conversation then turns to the world of UFOs in 2012 beginning with our annual bemoaning of the state of Ufology specific UFO research groups, like MUFON, and the plethora of 'UFO porn.' One case which we focus on is the Baltic Sea UFO from June 2012. This turns to talk about the possibility of ancient advanced races that pre-date written history and official knowledge.

We then return to talking about the redundancy and political weirdness of official 'UFO groups' in the modern era of Ufology. Getting back to specifics from 2012, we talk about Dmitry Medvedev's off-the-cuff remark about UFOs to reporters. Greg speculates on what may have really been behind the statements, which leads to some talk about the downed American drone in Iran and, later, the supersonic jump by Felix Baumgartner. We go back to being meta on the stagnation of Ufology and ponder the air of desperation that constantly pervades 'UFO porn.' We also talk about the Area 51 Symposium at the National Atomic Testing Museum and Greg marvels at the unique and rare lineup of speakers at the event.

Next, we marvel at the Bigfoot news of 2012, specifically the Ketchum DNA story which made huge waves in cryptozoology towards the end of the year. We connect this story to the Lloyd Pye Starchild skull DNA revelations from 2012. This leads to some talk about Superstorm Sandy and how it appeared to validate the predictions of some in esoterica. Looking at the stories of the year again, we grouse about how there never seems to be any follow up to any of these paranormal cases that pop up every year. This turns to talk about the interdimensional / paranormal Bigfoot hypothesis, somehow, and we talk about the Bigfoot face smear story from 2011.

Following that, we talk about the neurosurgeon who had an NDE and wrote a book about it, saying that 'heaven is real.' This leads to talk about Near Death Experiences and the difficulty in studying them as well as the oddness of OBEs. Looking at the big picture of the paranormal, Binnall ponders if we'll see any actual breakthroughs in the field of high strangeness in 2013. That leads to talk about the Seattle leprechaun attack that allegedly happened in June. We then randomly return to the Chase Brandon story, where he allegedly saw secret UFO documents, and ponder what the big picture goal of UFO research seems to be and what disclosure scenarios we actually see a potentially possible.

Our discussion then turns to whether or not 2012 was the last true mainstream apocalyptic date that we'll see promoted in the near future. This turns to discussion on the Princeton Eggs experiment as well as the obvious flaws in predicting events on a specific date. Tying up one loose end from previous Year in Review shows, Greg talks about his 2012 presentation which revealed the identity of infamous UFO 'insider' the 'Falcon.' Greg retraces how he figured out the Falcon identity, how Bill Moore helped him solve the mystery, and the reaction in Ufology to the presentation.

Heading towards the close, we delve into the subject of paranoia, whether it truly happens to people in Ufology, and how technology allows for 'them' to spy on people with ease. Additionally, Greg talks about the Hopkinsville Goblin story from June. We also reflect on the 'strange noises' flap from early 2012 and how there seems to be no follow up to that bizarre trend. Wrapping up the conversation, we find out what's in store for Greg in 2013, including possible books and other writing projects. And, finally, Binnall throws in his picks for the 'hot' and 'not' paranormal fields going into 2013.

Greg Bishop Bio

Greg Bishop became interested in UFOs at a very early age. He has no idea why. In 1991, he cofounded a magazine entitled The Excluded Middle, for the purpose of educating himself first, and secondly, passing on the info to interested readers. How selfish. TEM was a journal of UFOs, conspiracy research, psychedelia and new science (now online at www.excludedmiddle.com ). "Wake Up Down There!" a collection of articles from the magazine, was published in 2000.

Greg's writing has appeared the L.A. Weekly, Fortean Times, UFO Magazine and Magical Blend, among others, and in the book-length anthologies "Conspiracy And Cyberculture," "Zen And The Art of Close Encounters," "Kooks," and "You Are Being Lied To." In 2005, his book "Project Beta" was an attempt to set the record straight on the Paul Bennewitz disinfo saga. His third and newest title, "Weird California," was published in March of 2006. His internet show, "Radio Misterioso," can be heard on Sundays from 8-10 PM PST at www.killradio.org. Interviews with fringe-topic researchers and weird music are the usual fare.

When not writing, he can be found in the southwestern deserts of the US or flying his paraglider above vertiginous cliffs and mountains, sometimes with a propeller strapped to his back. Successful bribes include New Mexican cuisine, recordings of “outsider” music, rare contactee books, tickets to baseball games and selected original artwork.

His websites is radiomisterioso.com

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