This week on The Gralien Report Podcast, we begin our discussion with an examination of recent stories involving things falling from the sky, including strange metallic spheres discovered in Vietnam (similar to those found late last year in Spain), as well as an ancient meteorite discovered recently in Australia, which was discovered using some of the most state-of-the-art meteor tracking technologies. And speaking of tracking space objects, NASA has opened their own office aimed at watching the skies for potential threats from doomsday-style asteroids.
While we’re on the subject of things falling from the sky, it’s only proper to acknowledge the passing of “The Man Who Fell to Earth”, David Bowie. Throughout his life, he was an influential musician and artist, who blurred the lines between musical styles, as well as art and performance, and even gender politics. However, Bowie’s interests in science fiction and the ideas of alien life weren’t relegated to his onstage persona as “Ziggy Stardust”; in fact, David Bowie had maintained more than just a passing interest in the subject of UFOs, as we will examine during a special segment where we remember Bowie, his life, and his unique interests.
Also joining us to discuss his personal experiences with Bowie is rock ‘n’ roll journalist and UFO researcher Timothy Green Beckley, who in addition to writing about Bowie himself, was also mentioned by Bowie in the late singer’s autobiography due to their mutual esoteric interests.
Then shifting gears, in hour two we look at the idea espoused by astrophysicist and computer scientist Jacques Vallee that UFOs, and belief in them, may be something cult groups have utilized over the decades in a variety of potentially harmful ways. We examine the overlap between modern cult groups, their members, and UFO research spanning the last few decades, and give consideration to how the myths associated with UFO belief have influenced such groups over time.
This holiday season, in the tradition of old European readings of ghost stories the night before Christmas, Gralien X subscribers were treated to a reading of M.R. James’ classic eerie tale of witchcraft and the otherworldly, The Ash Tree, marking our 22nd edition of this special series exclusive to Gralien X subscribers. Sign up today and get access to the entire back catalogue of Gralien Enigmas, in addition to weekly installments of the “additional edition”, the Gralien X Podcast.by