Swedish paranormal TV producer Fred provides us a queer eye to the writings of Gray Barker! Yes, the myth-maker, the charlatan, the trickster, and one of the staple names of old school ufology! 

But what many do not know is that Barker, throughout his whole life, hid a fabulously colorful secret! One which at the time he could only express via a creative outlet: UFO poetry. 

Fred and I, through the example of Barker’s book “They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers“, discuss UFO literature as an art form, the significance of creative writing in personal expression, and the role of high strangeness in providing solace to the LGBT community. ️‍🌈


Huge THANK YOU!!! to Fred Andersson for openly sharing an LGBT perspective on high strangeness we would not be able to hear otherwise!

Follow him on Instagram @homosatanis , Twitter @HomoSatanis and Mastodon @HomoSatanis

For more Swedish strangeness, check his podcast Märklighetsfaktorn

Look out for his upcoming book Northern Lights: High Strangeness in Sweden (yes, he changed the title)


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Intro sampled from “Something strange lurks in the shadows” by Francisco Sánchez (@fanchisanchez)

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Gray Barker (1956): They Knew Too Much about Flying Saucers. University Books

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Vuk/Darwin, host of Tracing Owls Podcast. All-around trickster weirdo discussing biology, forteana, the paranormal and their intricate cultural nuances!