The show went well. I was, unfortunately, slated to go first. This meant I did not know in advance what the pace of the show was. But despite this I think I did alright. It gets repeated at midnight (Eastern Time) so I’ll tune in and see. I was on via telephone, and I noticed (via the computer stream) that they used the pic I sent. (They also promoted Dr. Mack’s book, as I’d hoped).
When I was called yesterday to be a guest, I recommended that they get Dr. Lynne Kitei on (because the story that prompted the show was some kind of sighting that was similar to a sighting that Dr. Kitei had reported on), and I was pleased to see that they had indeed invited her. (In fact I’d suggested they invite her and disinvite me, since I haven’t had a ufo sighting and haven’t any interest in such things).
There was also a dyed-in-the-wool skeptic who, in what must have been a moment of self-indulgent humor, used the old “it’s the planet venus” explanation after a caller’s most un-Venus-like description. I appreciated the absurdity, which I am sure was intentional.
Then there was a middle of the road skeptic, but a skeptic who doesn’t want to be pronounced a fool some years after he’s gone. He trod the softer road, where he grants that something is happening, but that it’d be irresponsible to conjecture what it may be. Even if people are saying “hey, I met an alien, which part of conjecture is that again?”.
Also on the program was a guy who I’ve never seen smile, who steadfastly asserts that because there are so many reliable witnesses of ufos, including plenty of military people, there must be a cover-up of the truth. Personally I think there’s only a cover-up of ignorance — the “government” (whatever that even means!) denies all knowledge because they have no knowledge to deny. They’re frakking idiots. The average experiencer knows more, much more. Even if what they know is a bit fuzzy around the edges.
Number of pages of notes I prepared: 5. Number of pages I used: 1.
Update: I just watched the show, and I think I did well in both pace and content, with the exception of not being ready to answer a question about what the beings say. I hadn’t prepared anything for that question, and started to give an answer which I didn’t want to finish. Not a question easily answered because these experiences are so personal. They delve into relationships, sex, and even stranger, the concept of the soul and incarnation. Not easy material to speak up about on a talk show. Better suited to writing.
I tried to record the stream but it did not work. This laptop is not really suited to multimedia. I heard the show may send me a disc though, so, maybe I’ll be able to post a clip later.
2nd Update, Feb 11: Something I did not write up in this blog entry at the time, but which I feel I must record before it passes from my attention, is this: When I told the story of the “panthers” in my room to the host of the program, I accessed more of that memory. Someone else might say I unintentionally created more of a narrative when put in a situation in which I had to tell the story in a story-like form. But I believe that it is as likely that when put in a situation when I had to tell the story in a story-like form, I triggered whatever cells had recorded details that would be useful to tell the story. Unprompted, I’d maybe never have been compelled to revisit this. But thanks to the show… the detail I got was the face of one of the two beings. And, in part, why I thought they were panthers. Although I was always aware that one of them appeared to be hunched over, rummaging through my bedside table, in telling the story this was the first time I saw clearly how close I was to the being’s face, since my pillow was only a couple feet from the bedside table. What I now recalled clearly, in telling the story, was it’s black face, with black eyes (entirely black) that bulged, comparatively, and were lower by perhaps a full inch than on a human head. When I saw this face, I was revolted and fearful, and aware of its irritation at my having looked at it (as it thought I’d stay asleep). And in searching my mind for what was familiar, the compact face of a black panther was the closest I could come to, though I do not mean to imply they had a panther’s face — no fur, no cat-like nose, no whiskers. Simply a compact, black face, with skin not fur. I think the nose area was more like another brow — the lack of a prominent nose may further account for why the eyes appear to bulge. As I’ve said before, their crinkled cloaks and hoods were disregarded, though certainly not unnoticed, as my fear of being mauled by panthers took instinctual precedent over intellectual recognition that these were not panthers. Furthermore, I’d noted previously that they were about four feet tall. I encountered their kind again, again appearing as a pair, another time. Sometimes I encountered taller hooded beings in blue cloaks which I can’t be 100% sure were the same species, as I never saw their faces.
I had to quickly take a self-portrait for a brief appearance (via telephone) on a cable tv show tomorrow, and I think it came out well. Although, having just added it to my blog I am already sick of it because it looks so office-like. And why can’t I look that well-groomed in real life? In real life, I look nothing like this! Only when I look at the camera at just this angle do any Jim Morrison esque qualities (I’d like to think) emerge.
Normally I’m more like some kind of human turtle:
And here’s my initial wallpaper for my RIZR Z3. 176×220 pixels. Art is NOT by me.
Difficult to make wallpapers for this phone since most of the screen is covered by interface elements. The white areas roughly represent what gets covered:
I’ve selected the RIZR Z3 and will be adding a protective case (from elsewhere) to give it a unique, Ark II* kind of look. I have a new phone number now, so if you know me watch your email for an update. And of interest to everyone who may live in Boulder and are planning to get a new phone number from T-Mobile, I was told that you have a better chance of getting the desirable “303” area code if you arrive very early in the day, since on each day blocks of numbers are released in the morning and by lunchtime the 303s are gone and only the less-desirable 720s remain. Fortunately I went early in the day. Also, for $15 extra, they’ll show you what numbers are available and let you select the one you want.
*Reference: Ark II: