Monday, June 26, 2017

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Dr. Irena Scott

Dr. Irena Scott
This week I spoke with Dr. Irena McCammon Scott who had published the book, UFO’s Today: 70 Years of Lies, Misinformation and Government Coverup. I had hoped that we would be able to talk about what was new in the book and when I asked, she pointed to a tale of Cordell Hull who had talked about alien bodies stored under the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The problem is that the tale is not new and was reported in the International UFO Reporter in the winter 2001 – 2002 issue. There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of corroboration for the story. You can listen to the interview here:

(And, as always, you can find it on YouTube by searching A Different Perspective with Kevin Randle. Just add Dr. Scott’s name.)

We did speak at length about the Kenneth Arnold sighting, and I wanted to know more about Maury Island where a damaged UFO had touched down, leaving some debris behind. Although we talked about the story being a hoax, Dr. Scott fell back on the position that it was a hoax, but there was a Men in Black component in it. She didn’t know that one of the witnesses, Fred Crisman, had been in contact with Ray Palmer, the science fiction editor year or two earlier and who had leaped onto the flying saucer bandwagon the first chance he got. The Men in Black were probably Crisman and his partner Harold Dahl, who seemed to be leaking everything to the newspaper and frightening poor old Ken Arnold. Arnold believed his hotel room had been bugged because of the articles in the newspaper. I don’t think we ever got through that, but I gave it a try.

We did speak briefly about the nonsensical story of Charles H. Forgus, the Texas deputy sheriff who claimed to have seen the crash site and the bodies of the alien creatures found near Roswell. I reported on this a while back and you can read the story here:

Next week’s guest: Jan Harzan

Topic: MUFON and the Inner Circle


Paul Young said...

Strewth, that was painful. Talk about low energy! ..You might want to either change her batteries or attach some jump-leads to her before you interview her again Kevin.

cda said...

Wasn't it Crisman who wrote to Palmer c. 1946 that he had served in the far east in WW2 and had been pierced by a 'ray gun' directed at him from one of Shaver's 'Deros' in a cave in Burma or Kashmir?

starman said...

According to the Maury Island story I've heard, the UFO didn't touch down but just dumped debris on the witnesses. Not that it really happened anyway...

Marcos said...

Hi Kevin, I know this is off topic, but what is your opinion of Operation Mainbrace? Is there anything to this story of UFOs/USOs? I am not sure this has come up in your blog yet.

Brian B said...

I don't mean to be rude, but Kevin's guest, despite her impressive background and many degrees, just didn't seem to have her story straight.

I don't know if this was just a case of "nerves" (I'm thinking not), or that she has never been interviewed before. It felt as though Kevin had to constantly correct and guide her to facts already known for years.

For a university professor with many degrees I'm surprised. Is she tenured given all her career moves? Analysis doesn't seem to be her strong suit.

If her book reads anything like her interview, I wouldn't spend any time in it.

Again no offense, but she was clearly unprepared and her conclusions lacked common sense, thoughtful reasoning, and logical analysis. I'm not really sure she even knew these cases well enough to discuss them. Very surprising.