On today's show, author and lecturer Ralph Blumenthal explains how he got interested in the UFO phenomenon after learning the fascinating story of Dr. John Mack, a distinguished Harvard-trained psychiatrist. Dr. Mack's bravery in the face of academic and societal ostracization while studying UFO abductees inspired Ralph to write a book about it (THE BELIEVER). Ralph also comments on the paradigm shift occurring worldwide as governments openly admit the existence of UFOs.
GUEST OVERVIEW: Ralph Blumenthal, a Distinguished Lecturer at Baruch College of the City University of New York, and summer journalism instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy, was a reporter for The New York Times from 1964 to 2009, and has written seven books based on investigative crime reporting and cultural history. His first book about UFOs, THE BELIEVER: ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, HARD SCIENCE, AND THE PASSION OF JOHN MACK (2021) is the first biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard Psychiatrist John E. Mack (1929-2004) who risked an esteemed career to investigate stupefying accounts of human abductions by aliens. https://ralphblumenthal.com/