THE SINGULARITY IS NEAR… and thanks to this, the latest episode of The Gralien Report will likely be remembered as being… well, one of our most memorable installments of the show. In addition to enriching discussion involving the coming “Singularity” and it’s impact on future humanity, we are also joined by guests Mike Clelland and Dr. Maxim Kammerer in a special tribute to the late author and futurist Mac Tonnies:

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That’s right, this week’s show features a special segment during hour three where the Gralien crew pays tribute to one of the great minds to have come and gone in the field of the esoteric: Mac Tonnies, the late author of The Cryptoterrestrials and After the Martian Apocalypse. He will be missed, but in dedicating a tribute to him on the show, it is my hope that we’ll help ensure that his work will run no risk of being forgotten.

Joining us to discuss some of the implications of Tonnie’s work, as well as that of others in the field that include Jacques Vallee (one of Tonnies’ many influences) is Dr. Maxim Ivanovi? Kammerer. Though he seldom grants interviews, Kammerer is a researcher whose work in culture and science has been published internationally, and he has expressed profound appreciation for Tonnies’ work (in fact, I must express that it was Kammerer’s idea that we do a tribute discussion in the first place). For those who enjoyed Tonnies’ The Cryptoterrestrials, it is our hope this interview will do his legacy a bit of justice. To learn more about Dr. Kammerer, you can visit his blog here.

And as always, below are a few show notes for those who like to read along…

Mothman photograph at Phantoms and Monsters

Electrical Power From Humans

SF Authors Predict Computing’s Future

Nanomaterial May Allow Devices to Rewire Themselves

Our Electroreceptive Ancestors

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at

2 Replies to “A Special Mac Tonnies Tribute on The Gralien Report Podcast

  1. Funny how Mike talked about withdrawal from our wired lifestyle during the show –little after you guys returned from the 1st commercial break with him, the Internet connection at my office was interrupted! I was so furious about missing my buddy telling his storied about Mac, I was about to start mashing things over my desk 🙁

    Dr. Kammerer’s interview was amazing. His way of joining Vallee’s associative universe theory –which he explained in Messengers of Deception– with Tonnies’ speculations about a post-singularity alien consciousness are just the sort of thing the Ufo community needs to start healthy discussions that revitalize the field.

    Interestingly enough, not only have I considered similar ideas in the past –I think I even left a comment about that here at GR some time ago– but I remember hearing a Peruvian Contactee named Sixto Paz telling about his belief that we are now living in an ‘artificial’ reality created by Extraterrestrials –apparently in the ‘real’ reality the Earth exploded or something– and that we would finally ‘fuse’ with the first ‘real’ reality around… you guessed it: 2012 😉

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