Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor! We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding p ...
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In early July 1947, something crashed at a ranch outside of Roswell, New Mexico—fast-forward 74 years later, and this single event has been the subject of numerous books, documentaries, TV shows, and the inspiration for several movies; all the while the answer to this mystery continues to remain elusive. Was it a UFO from another planet? A Top Secret military project? Or something else entirely? Our guest tonight is Walter Bosley, author of the book "Shimmering Light: Lost In An MKULTRA House of Anu." Walter is a popular conspiracy author, researcher, and ex-Special Agent of various government-related organizations. He spent 19-years in national security, having been employed by the FBI, and the US Air Force where he also served as a Special Agent of the AFOSI (Air Force Office of Special Investigations). He also worked as a counterterrorism operational consultant for six years following his military service. Walter has also made a couple of screen appearances, namely in the 2013 documentary, "Mirage Men", and on History Channel’s "Ancient Aliens." We interviewed Walter on the topics covered in his book "Shimmering Light": Project Paperclip, mysterious Nazi technology, the Roswell Incident, and a lost race that went underground after a cataclysm event on Earth. We'll also take a look at how MKULTRA projects, and the infamous, genius rocket scientist (and occultist) Jack Parsons, fit into this web of mystery. We’ll also be introduced to Walter's Father, Charles Bosley, who (while serving in the USAF) said to have participated in a recovery/rescue mission in another Roswell-type event that occurred underground near Winslow, Arizona in 1958, and where Charles encounter a civilization that went into hiding wanting nothing to do with us.