CW: Racism

When it comes to the alien contact experience, and the cases that we’ve come to revere, we often forget that there are voices excluded from the conversation. The alien abduction phenomenon more often than not seems like a purely American phenomenon, dominated by white voices. I do not say this to diminish anyone’s experience, but to lift up others.

This episode about the question of who we deem worthy of contact and the experiences of black people that are often overlooked. Professor WHAM joins the pod to discuss the story of Harrison Bailey, one of the earliest abductees, and who suffered negative health affects as a result of his encounter. We also discuss the black contact experience and other cultures that seem excluded from the conversation.

Mysterious Beauty on Audible

Final Season on Audible


Harrison Bailey’s Story in Fate Magazine by Ann Druffel

“Controversial Entity Photos from California” by Ann Druffel

“Ad man’s encounter was one step beyond” by Charles Stanley, Chicago Tribune, May 22, 2002

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Rob Kristoffersen is an amateur UFO researcher from the Adirondacks of Northern New York. He is the host of the podcast, Our Strange Skies: UFOs Throughout History.