Aaron John Gulyas – “Oh Space Brothers, Where Art Thou?”
This episode recorded in 2012 features a wide-ranging interview of historian Aaron John Gulyas, assistant professor of history at Mott Community College in Michigan and author of Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist, which was released in May, 2013, about one of his favourite subjects, the Contactee movement and its role in American cultural history. Aaron discusses his longstanding interest in both the UFO phenomenon and the subculture that has evolved around the people who become involved with it as we spend a significant portion of our discussion talking about the wonderfully weird world of the Contactees. We also touch upon the question of whether we might be living in a simulated reality, the problems with UFO research (and why the UFO phenomenon is too important to be left to “ufologists”), the relationship between religious movements and the UFO subculture, with a particular “drill down” into the themes set out by Nick Redfern in his recent book Final Events, and the Secret Government Group on Demonic UFOs and the Afterlife… and a whole lot more, including an in-episode moment of synchronicity!
You can find Aaron on-line at his website, History, Teaching and the Strange, as well as his blog, I Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers.
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