I was joined by my good friends the writing and research team of Mannie Barling and Ashley F. Brooks for another 90 minutes of radio madness and mayhem. I never fail to be amazed at what some people do.

This week we were joined by a very special guest Jose Escamilla. There is a TV ad for Dos Equis beer that features actor Jonathan Goldsmith who is billed as ‘the most interesting man in the world’. Bad news Dos Equis, the most interesting man in the world might well be Jose Escamilla!

Film maker, producer, musician, and UFO expert, Jose puts Jonathan Goldsmith into the also ran spot!

The one thing I love about this weekly radio gig is that it doesn’t matter how much preparation you put in, the program will get derailed in the first 5 minutes!

There was a long list of whacked out news that I had planned, I think we managed to touch on just two topics. The Burbank DUI driver that managed to drive the wrong way down a one way street, get into a head on collision, flee the scene on foot and hole up in a McDonalds. One can only assume that he asked for his Big Mac meal to be super sized and was hiding behind it when the cops came looking.

We also touched on a subject that is not generally thought of as a subject talked about with any sense of the bizarre, the Death Penalty. However you are wrong. There are so many strange tales that we could spend a decade talking about them. Death can even be a booming industry. When it comes to stats the winner has to be the Texas city of Huntsville, they have ‘topped’ more people than the combined totals of many states. So happy are they with this situation, that they even boast a Museum on the subject!

The bulk of the program however was spent talking with Jose Escamilla. Born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico he had much to say on the subject of UFO’s. Jose was the discoverer of what is called the Roswell Rods, strange cylindrical objects seen in the sky. He also shared his thoughts about what may, or may not be happening at the mysterious base known as Area 51. There is little doubt in my mind that Area 51 has become the worst kept secret in US Military history, yet it continues to garner huge levels of public interest.

Whenever I think about Area 51 I am reminded of R.D. Laing’s 1970 book Knots. If Area 51 is in the public eye, it must have lost its value as a secret site? So why maintain the huge levels of security and secrecy? Is this just a facade to keep people away from some other site? Maybe one hiding in plain site? Certainly Jose Escamilla has some strong opinions on this subject.

If you missed the live broadcast you can listen to the recording here.

Simon Barrett

Be Sociable, Share!