We begin this week's installment by continuing our discussion on J. Allen Hynek and what may have caused his change in perspective on the UFO phenomenon. We discuss the question posed in the book of how much the Air Force truly knew about the UFO phenomenon in the 1960's, was it cover-up or foul up.

Dolan dubs Donald Keyhoe "the most important UFO researcher ever" and explains why he came to that conclusion. We discuss Ewan Cameron, CIA mindbender, a truly bizarre character who shows up sporadically in Dolan's book and how Cameron's role in American history is germaine to the UFO phenomenon.

The effect the JFK assassination had on Ufology and the UFO phenomenon as a whole.

Tim asks Richard what he thinks of the Serpo story that is making the rounds of Ufology today and the overal idea of rumoured "deals" between the government and ETs.

We also have a lengthy discussion on the Charlie Sheen / 911 story that broke just prior to our interview and we get Dolan's opinion on the story and 911 in general. Does the Sheen story bode well for future revelations on the true nature of 911 ? This dovetails into a discussion on UFO disclosure and whether or not it will or can happen.

Richard previews the long awaited sequel to his book. What key areas are going to be covered, how he went about writing the follow-up, the problems associated with researching the book since it deals with recent events, and when the book will be released.

Richard M. Dolan was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1962. He holds an MA in History from the University of Rochester and a BA in History from Alfred University. He earned a Certificate in Political Theory from Oxford University and was a Rhodes Scholar finalist. Prior to his interest in anomalous phenomena, Dolan studied US Cold War strategy, Soviet history, and international diplomacy.

In 2000, he published a 500-page study, UFOs and the National Security State. This is the first volume of a two-part historical narrative of the national security dimensions of the UFO phenomenon from 1941 to the present. Included are the records of more than fifty military bases relating to innumerable violations of sensitive airspace by unknown objects, demonstrating that the US military has taken the topic of UFOs seriously indeed.

Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell has called Dolan’s book "monumental," while Dr. Hal Puthoff, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin, has declared it to be "a must-read for serious students in the field."

Dolan has published numerous articles on anomalous phenomena, science, and the intelligence community for UFO Magazine. In 2003, he helped to found Phenomena, a magazine dedicated to leading edge issues pertaining to science and society, and for which he continues to serve as Senior Editor and regular contributor.

Dolan has been appeared many times on television documentaries and radio programs on the theme of UFOs and government disclosure. He has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences, including the International UFO Congress, the International MUFON Symposium, the Aztec UFO Symposium, and others.

Richard Dolan also continues to research and write volume two of UFOs and the National Security State. He lives with his family in Rochester, New York.

His website is www.keyholepublishing.com.

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