Dr. Michael Johnson is no stranger to alien and UFO-related experiences. However, this is the first time that he’s going public in such a manner as now, and we are honoured to be one of the first ones to have interviewed him in this capacity. Dr. Johnson is a retired Harvard Medical School psychiatrist and professor, having received his BA from Earlham College in Richmond Indiana, and MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. Following his medical residency in psychiatry, Dr. Johnson served as a “Lieutenant Commander” and “Staff Psychiatrist” at a US Naval Hospital, subsequently moving to Boston to become the “Psychiatrist-in-Chief” at the Massachusetts Osteopathic Hospital, before eventually taking the position as Staff Psychiatrist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Cambridge.
On Monday June, we returned from an amazing conference in Indian Wells, namely, Contact In The Desert. A weekend of mysteries, new scientific discoveries, introspection, debate, and spiritualism, this is one of the largest (if not the largest) UFO conferences in the world. However, referring to it as merely an “UFO conference” would in no way do it justice, since it is so much more than that. It encompasses all things New Age, mind exploratory, and fringe: topics such as ancient civilisations and archeology; conspiracies; government whistleblowers; meditation and health; and recent history are also covered. Essentially, most areas that the mainstream media and the government are reluctant to talk about. Not all of the subject matter is everyone’s cup of tea, but there is plenty to explore for all attendees. It’s a weekend of opening your mind and expanding your consciousness, and being receptive to all types of theories.
Brad Olsen is one of a handful of writers known for their active world travel and field research, possessing a wealth of knowledge that encompasses a myriad of different topics and eras. Despite this, his knowledge is in-depth and borderline encylopaedic. During our last interview with Brad, we talked about his book, Future Esoteric: The Unseen Realms, providing an overview and questioning him about his interest in these topics as a whole. This time round, our focus was more specific, and we mainly concentrated on the chapter, “The Fourth Reich In America.”
Sunday, April 28th (2919), we had the honour and pleasure of interviewing Whitley Strieber for the second time—this time around our talk centred predominantly around his latest book, The Afterlife Revolution. In this interview, Whitley talks about his relationship with his wife, Anne. More importantly, though, he talks about their relationship *after* her death. That is, communication with someone in the apparent afterlife. We also delve deeper and inquire as to whether it is only us, humans, that are capable of experiencing love in this manner. Does love transcend our reality/physical Earthly existence? Why do some of us have the experience of apparent “otherworldly’” visitors? What of Out-Of-Body or Near-Death-Experiences? And, ratherly pertinently: should we *fear* death?
"Drugs As Weapons Against Us: The CIA War on Musicians and Activists" with Author/Director, John Potash
John Potash’s recent book, Drugs As Weapons Against Us: The CIA’s Murderous Targeting of SDS, Panthers, Hendrix, Lennon, Cobain, Tupac and other Activists, was published in May of 2015, with the corresponding documentary released just this past January (2019), titled, Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA War on Musicians and Activists. Both have been received extremely positively, pulling together a host of historical facts, analyses, and thorough research, resulting in a well-presented stance that certainly holds water. It is also important to mention that he has worked as a counsellor for people with mental health problems and addictions for over 25 years now. So he is certainly no newcomer or sideline spectator when it comes to this topic.
We recently had the opportunity of interviewing investigative documentary filmmaker, Jeremy Corbell. His two latest releases are "Hunt for the Skinwalker" (based on a book by George Knapp & Dr. Colm Kelleher), and "Bob Lazar: Area 51& Flying Saucers." The latter was the spotlight of our discussion.
On this edition of WoTR, we focus on Brad’s book, Future Esoteric: The Unseen Realms, as well as delve into some other related topics. We question him about his very own “red pill” moment, including when and where it took place, and how it changed him. We also discuss some of his top “sacred sites,” what types of locations they are, and what makes them so special. We then move on to talk about UFOs and classified government projects, asking him about his own experience with UFOs, his thoughts on hidden underground cities and military bases, and the connection to the Third Reich when it comes to “flying saucers” and secret space programs.
Aliens, Abductions & The Nature of Contact with Kathleen Marden, Director of MUFON's Experiencer Research
Kathleen Marden is an author, extraterrestrial-intelligence researcher, and most popularly known as the niece of Betty & Barney Hill. To most people that have researched the UFO phenomenon even just a bit, the Betty & Barney Hill case is very likely one that the majority of you have stumbled across.
Kathleen is an activist for contactees and experiencers across the globe, and hopes to make the subject more known, lessening the negative stigma attached to such incidents and topics. She is the Director of Experiencer Research at MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), as well as the author of several books (five to date).
At this year's Contact In The Desert Conference, we sat down with Ryan Gable, host of the radio show, "The Secret Teachings," to get his take on all things occult, including the relationship between science and magic, as well as the power of symbols, and the benefits and pitfalls of these practices. We asked him about the possible nefarious goals of CERN, and we also discussed Manly P. Hall's legendary work, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages." We furthermore reviewed the occult practices of rocket scientist, and subject of the brand new CBS All Access series, "Strange Angel," Jack Parsons. Enjoy!
Once again, we had the privilege of attending the Contact In The Desert conference this year, the largest conference of its type in the USA. This annual event presents a boiling pot of information regarding fringe research and ufology, where people come together and share their findings and knowledge on topics such as ancient civilizations, spirituality, human consciousness, UFOs/UAPs, the paranormal, and extra-terrestrials.
Ancient Civilizations, The Sphinx & Egyptology's Resistance to Alternative Theories with Dr. Robert Schoch
Dr. Robert Schoch is best known for his research and claims regarding the Great Sphinx of Giza – like the pyramids of Giza, many of us take the Sphinx and its history for granted. That is, we assume we know the basics: it’s in Egypt; it has the body of a lion and the head of a man; and it was built by the ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom. However, what Dr. Schoch and his colleagues propose is a rather different theory, suggesting that the Sphinx is likely far older than we have always believed it to be, therefore meaning it must have been created under different conditions and by different people than originally assumed. The journey of his research is absolutely fascinating, and we were excited to pick his brains on this topic.
Billy Carson is an author, researcher, and TV host of various fringe topics, including secret space programs and ancient civilizations. He is an expert host on the new original streaming series by Gaia named Deep Space, which explores the Secret Space Program and the types of technologies that they use. He is also an expert host on Gaia's original series, Ancient Civilizations, which aims to “decipher the riddle of our origins and piece together our forgotten history found in monuments and texts across the world.”
Mantra: Sounds into Silence is an inspirational documentary, there is no doubt about that. Whether this is your spiritual cup-of-tea or not, it’s still certainly an insightful and interesting movie, and something that we can all learn from.
The documentary walks you through the various back-stories of the people that were guided towards this type of lifestyle and meditation. It is deeply entwined with yoga (different types, e.g. Kundalini Yoga, Bhakti Yoga), and all of these people appear to have self-reflected and realised that there was something missing in their lives. This void was filled by mantras and the spiritual lifestyle that came with it.
Stairway To Heaven? The Power of Marrying Magick & Music: An Interview with Lance Gilbert, Author of “The Led Zeppelin Curse”
What do a lonely Scottish manor at the edge of Loch Ness, a notorious occultist and ceremonial magician, and possibly the most influential rock band ever, have in common? Apparently, quite a bit. Jimmy Page has never been subtle about his fascination with the dark and mysterious, and though many Led Zeppelin fans believe that the band’s involvement with anything occult-related went only so far as being a stage show, there is likely to be more than meets the eye. Lance Gilbert, author of, “The Led Zeppelin Curse: Jimmy Page and the Haunted Boleskine House,” is here on West of The Rockies to enlighten us a little about the link between Led Zeppelin and the world of magickand rituals, through his thorough research, as well as personal experiences.
A Peek Through The Keyhole of The Kingdom: An Interview with Author & Researcher, Walter Bosley, On The Esoteric Design of Disneyland
Walter Bosley is back for another show on West of The Rockies, this time round being interviewed on his first official non-fiction book, Latitude 33: Key to the Kingdom.
The book explores the underlying esoteric themes of Disneyland (California), focusing on its design and geographical location, particularly the placement and set-up of certain rides.
This last Friday, February 2nd, saw an exciting leap in science, archeology, and history at LA’s “Where Are They From?” presentation, revealing the DNA results of the ancient Paracas elongated skulls.
Follow The Yellow Brick Road: The Tragedy of Another Disposable Mind-Control Victim // Interview #2 with John S Captain on the Murder of Tiffany Jenks
It has been over four years since the death of Tiffany Jenks (35) in Portland, Oregon, but the wounds of injustice still remain to be healed. John S Captain, Tiffany’s former boyfriend and, as she herself put it, “soulmate,” is back on West of The Rockies to answer some of our questions and give us the latest on this never-ending quest for truth and justice.
It’s been a question that has been floating around for years now, and only occasionally sees coverage in mainstream news and media: how bad are WiFi signals really? We’ve heard horror stories, of course — when it comes to EMF, there is not lack of them. People who have worked as air traffic controllers showing higher occurrences of cancer; “leaking” microwaves making people ill; keeping your phone in your pocket making you infertile. We all know the drill at this point. Generally, it’s fair to say, WiFi waves have been seen as a negative thing for a while now.
Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con 2017: From The Rock To The Black Eyed Peas, Smell What Was Cooking!
Didn’t get to attend Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con this year? Or want a little nostalgic refresher to alleviate the decompression process after the event? Here’s our walk-through of all things fun and fantastic at this year’s LA Comic Con!
Mysterious 19th Century Airships & The Following Rise of Breakaway Civilizations with Author & Researcher, Walter Bosley
Last Sunday, we had the pleasure of interviewing Walter Bosley, popular conspiracy author, meticulous researcher, and ex-Special Agent of various government-related organisations. Specifically, he spent nineteen years in national security, having been employed by the FBI; by the US Air Force, working as an inactive reserve officer (where he also served as a Special Agent of the AFOSI on active duty); and also working as a counterterrorism operational consultant for six years following military service.