John Alexander, PhD, is a retired U.S. Army Colonel. He is author of The Warrior’s Edge, Future War, and UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities. He has served as a consultant to the National Intelligence Council, the CIA, U.S. Special Operations Command, and the Army Science Board.
Here he maintains that an understanding of UFOs requires familiarity with a range of phenomena associated with the paranormal. He notes that, while UFOs have been associated with both the U.S. and Russian nuclear missile programs, such events are so rare as to be not amenable to institutional study. While governments throughout the world have acknowledged the existence of UFOs, the phenomena still elude understanding. Dr. Alexander challenges the credibility of those who claim that the United States has achieved any technological breakthrough as a result of having made contact with alien intelligences.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in "parapsychology" ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). His master's degree is in criminology. He serves as dean of transformational psychology at the University of Philosophical Research. He teaches parapsychology for ministers in training with the Centers for Spiritual Living through the Holmes Institute. He has served as vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and is the recipient of its Pathfinder Award for outstanding contributions to the field of human consciousness. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities. His American Indian name, chosen at age eight, is Soaring Eagle.
(Recorded on June 20, 2015)