3.1.9: Ann Druffel (Part 3) on BoA:Audio :: Preview
THIS WEEK: Ann Druffel (Part 3 of 3), Firestorm: Dr. James E. McDonald's Fight for UFO Science, www.anndruffel.com
We wrap up our Ann Druffel "miniseries" with the second half of our discussion on Firestorm: Dr. James E. McDonald's Fight for UFO Science. We'll be covering McDonald's goals for a national UFO monitoring system, the unspoken pressure on McDonald to provide a UFO "breakthrough," how much Hynek may have known about other government agencies investigating UFOs, the Condon Report, in-depth, including the "Low memo" and how McDonald was responsible for that document getting widely released, the reaction of Ufology to the Condon Report and if Ann thinks the UFO field was permanently damaged by the series of events that befell it in the late '60s / early '70's.
We'll also examine the folding of NICAP, and the events that led up to McDonald's death, beginning with his clandestine meeting with "top government officials," the SST Congressional hearings which saw McDonald publicly ridiculed by a Congressman, family issues that plagued McDonald towards the end of his life, and his subsequent suicide and Ann's thoughts on what may have been behind it and the result of McDonald's mysterious death on other scientists who may have been interested in UFOs. Plus, much more in this comprehensive interview.
NEXT WEEK: Adam Gorightly, James Shelby Downard's Mystical War, gorightly.wordpress.com
Longtime friend of the program, crackpot historian Adam Gorightly returns to BoA:Audio to discuss his new book James Shelby Downard's Mystical War. We'll be covering the bizarre life and times of esoteric researcher James Shelby Downard, as well as a number of his most famous theories and observations. We'll delve into theories that JSD may have been a "literary hoax" created by other esoteric writers and how Adam went about disproving that theory, the Fatty Arbuckle scandal and how it relates to esoteric symbolism, the King Kill 33 JFK assassination theory, Mystical Toponomy, ritual magic, the infamous Babylon Working group and the stories of the creation of a Humunculous, the Revelation of Method, synchromysticism, and a plethora of other heady esoteric material.
It's an interview which sheds light on some of esoterica's darkest corners with the always entertaining Adam Gorightly.