Friday, May 17, 2019

Wicca, The Occult, Your Pet As Familiar & Rock 'N' Roll

Exploring The Bizarre ( hosts Tim Swartz and Tim Beckley present a double barreled show this week featuring Hungarian born shaman and psychic MARIA D' ANDREA who delves into the topic of Familiars thought to be supernatural beings that helped witches cast spells, place curses and otherwise create mischief. Familiars were considered to be malevolent and indistinguishable from demons, In her new book "Witchcraft, the Occult and How To Select a Familiar," Maria says that in addition to being your pet cat, dog, bird a Familiar can be a totem such as spirit animals, elementals, elves, fairies, leprechauns, dragons, etc. When you connect to your Familiar, they come a part of you and develope a psychic link to help you in a magickal way. Maris is a full time spiritual counselor known for her unique form of divination called "Rune Casting," a method used by Vikings and Europeans to unlock information about the past, present and future. In "Phase Two" of the show, our own TIM BECKLEY takes us on a trip back through time to the 1970s and his legendary connection with the rock music scene and the occult as music promoter and director of the New York School of Occult Arts and Sciences. He talks about his involvement with the late Walli ELmlark the White Witch of New York, who befriended such celebrity rockers as David Bowie and Marc Bolan and Robert Fripp. She is credited in Bowie's own biography as saving his life when he was tempted by demons, both of the drug variety and those from the bowels of hell. This is one of the few times Beckley has really let his long hair down to discuss his rock music roots and what went on back stage at the Fillmore East and the Academy of Music. Free newsletter -

Friday, May 10, 2019

Trent UFO Photos - Pie Pan Or Space Ship? MacMinnville Aliens Exist!

Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz give a hardy welcome to CATLIN POPP Assistant Historian at McMenamins Historic Hotels who breaths new insight into the famous Trent UFO photos taken in 1950 in MacMinnville, Oregon. They look "simple" in terms of modern day aviation, not the sort of craft that should be traveling across the galaxy. Some say they look like pie pans tossed into the air. Others wonder that their son was doing photographed climbing a step ladder. But the "experts" say they are for real and Ma and Pa Kent stuck by their guns up until the day they died. The MacMinnville UFO Festival is second only to Roswell and this year speakers include George Knapp and Bob Lizar. Hey believe it or not -- the photos once appeared in "Life" magazine and if their editors were impressed so should we be! Free newsletter

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Tracking Momo The "Monster"- 3 Toed King of the Cryptids

Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Swartz and Tim Beckley narrowly escape the clutches of Momo the famed Missouri monster. Guest LYLE BLACKBURN has had a long fascination with legends and sightings of unknown creatures. He is the author of several acclaimed books including The Beast of Boggy Creek and Lizard Man, and most recently Momo: The Strange Case of the Missouri Monster and how the small Mississippi River town of Louisiana, Missouri found itself in the crosshairs of the unknown during the summer of 1972. It's a fast paced hour that will keep all fans of bigfoot and hairy creatures of the night on the edge of their ______ (whatever you are comfortable on watching our show). Free newsletter

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Accredited Anthropologist: UFOs Are A Matter Of Time Travel

Exploring the Bizarre ) hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz present another cutting edge interview. Dr. Michael Masters is a professor of biological anthropology at Montana Tech in Butte. Montana. His new book "Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to the UFO Phenomenon, challenges readers to consider new possibilities while cultivating conversation about our ever-evolving understand of time and time travel. To some, the UFO phenomena has long been suggested as evidence of extraterrestrial races visiting Earth using spaceships. But in fact, many close encounter reports have the UFO occupants confirming this assumption to the human witnesses. Nevertheless, there are some intriguing stories with many of these cases that could point to another explanation as to the origin of these objects, and their origin that is a lot closer to us than a far-away star system. Free newsletter at

Tuesday, April 23, 2019


One of our most unusual shows. Only UFO case to receive official investigation by authorities. Hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz speak live from Scotland with guest MALCOLM ROBINSON who discusses the bizarre case of Scottish forestry worker Bob Taylor. On November 9, 1979, Taylor and his dog had a close encounter with a landed, spiked, UFO that left the man unconscious and injured. The police recorded the incident as a criminal assault, making it the only UFO sighting in the UK that has been the subject to a criminal investigation. Robinson also relates some alternative explanations on what may have happened to Taylor, including the theory that the man actually suffered from hallucinations after eating poisoned berries!. Robinson For more information obtain Robinson's new book "The Dechmont Woods UFO Incident." -- Free newsletter

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Inside The CIA's Remote Viewing Program

We all know the CIA and military was involved in various remote viewing programs. Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz give us the dirt on what really went on behind closed doors as they present special guests LANCE MUNGIA and BRETT STUART who discuss how secret programs such as the "Stargate" project yielded considerable scientific evidence for the phenomenon of remote viewing phenomenon. As well, despite denials that remote viewing realized any useful information, apparently the CIA produced some remarkable results and was happy with the success of the program. Lance Mungia will also talk about his new documentary "Third Eye Spies" which has just been released and can be viewed on various streaming platforms.

Sunday, April 14, 2019


Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz welcomes JASON OFFUTT who grew up on a farm near the little town of Orrick, Missouri. In his life he's been a farm hand, journalist, photographer, bartender and the mayor, but now mainly keeps the world safe from the all sorts of monsters and the forces of evil. Jason is the author of "Darkness Walks: The Shadow People Among Us, "Chasing American Monsters: 250 Creatures, Cryptids and Hairy Beasts," and How To Kill Monsters Using Common Household Items." The dynamic trio together espouse interest in all sorts of beasties including the infamous Green Alien Penguins. Fans of Bigfoot, Dogman and Peter Bernard will want to join us on this exploration. Free newsletter -

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Going Inside the Making of Star Trek: Marc Cushman

In the 1950s, television was trying to find itself. Shows were often nothing more than radio with pictures. The 1960s, however, saw a new form of television drama emerge that featured complex story lines, ethnically diverse cast, and plots that featured political and social issues. Shows such as I Spy and Star Trek especially stood out as distinctive, television trailblazers. This week on Exploring the Bizarre, our guest Marc Cushman not only has worked for more than 30 years in TV and film as a screenwriter and director, he is also a renowned author with books on TV shows such as I Spy, Lost in Space and Star Trek. Marc Cushman Marc Cushman is an author and Los Angeles-based screenwriter and director. His television writing assignments include scripts for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, and Diagnosis: Murder. His feature film credits include Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney, The Magic of Christmas, and In The Eyes Of A Killer. As a writer/producer, Marc created and served as show runner for two TV series: the cult comedy Channel K and its spin-off, the original Bachelor Pad. Marc is the author of the "biography of a TV show," I Spy: A History Of The Groundbreaking Television Series, and the definitive examination of the making of the original Star Trek series, with his 2,100 page, three-volume set, These Are The Voyages, TOS.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

UFOS, Aliens, Military Coverup and Devastation of Puerto Rico's Rain Forest

It can't be spookier than this. Exploring the Bizarre hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz welcome Puerto Rico's most influential UFO investigator Jorge Martin He has investigated hundreds of cases and incidents related to all things unusual and unexplained. These include encounters with little grey beings, the the involvement of the military and even a possible UFO crash. His books include Caribbean UFO Cover Up of the Third Kind, Taken in the Light, and El Yunque : A Portal to Other Worlds. He has been a consultant for the National Geographic channel, Unsolved Mysteries and Strange Universe. Check out on his FaceBook page.

Friday, April 5, 2019


Parapsychology is NOT dead! Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz welcome DR BARRY E TAFF who holds a doctorate in psychology with a minor in biomedical engineering. He is a world renowned parapsychologist who worked otu of UCLA's former Parapsychology Lab from 1969 through 1978 as a research associate. During his four decade career, Dr Taff has investigated more than 4500 cases of ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists and conducted extensive studies in telepathy and precognition, eventually developing the initial protocols and methodologies for what was later termed remote viewing. One of he cases he investigated in 1974 gained international fame as the book and motion picture, "The Entity" starring Barbara Hershey and Ron Silver. Dr Taff has consulted for business, the government and the CIIA as well as the Office of Naval Intelligence. He has written various articles for magazines and journals and is the author of "Aliens Above, Ghosts Below." His site is located at

Evil Lurks In The Shadows - Bizarre World of Adele Casales Rocha

Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz say hello to ADELE CASALES ROCHA whose life has at times been tormented by the unknown. Have you ever heard a voice calling your name in the middle of the night? Or seen a misty figure following you down a dark street? Almost everyone at some point in their lives have had a "paranormal" moment. Sceptics tend to dismiss these experiences as hoaxes or mistakes of perception...yet, who can tell? Our mainstream scientific understanding of human consciousness is by no means complete. There is still no consensus among researchers about what embodies “normal” and “abnormal” or “altered” states of consciousness. We might as well say that the paranormal exists as an intangible world that interacts with us. This week , our guest talks about her new book "Portal: A Lifetime of Paranormal Experiences," a compilation of eyewitness accounts and her own personal encounters with the unknown and terrifying. Adele Casales Rocha has traveled extensively to over 26 countries and has compiled accounts of terrifying and uncanny experiences in both her native country of the Philippines and abroad. Adele starred as "Elisa Simon" in episode two of the pilot, "UFO's Over Earth" while she was a field investigator for MUFON. Her personal experiences with the bizarre has led to a lifetime quest investigating sightings and paranormal events thru eyewitness reports. Adele is a screenwriter of science fiction and horror with over 11 screenplays which have placed in competitions in the United States. She has adapted for the screen, books by Philip Mantle and Paul Stonehill, who are prominent investigators and authors in the field of UFOlogy.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

UFOs, Crystal Skulls and The Gold Sun Discs of The Andes

Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz refuse to let the spitting lamas get to them as the introduce crystal skull adventurer and world traveler JOSHUA SHAPIRO on the road to Machu Picchu where the Space Brothers have been known to hang out in broad daylight and swarm overhead attracting the attention of the local as well as visitors. Joshua reveals the true meaning of the skulls and its potential impact on society. Shapiro is the author of numerous books his most recent being "Journeys of the Crystal Skull Explorers Travel Log # 2 - Search for the Blue Skull in Peru. He has had numerous UFO encounters and has received intuitive messages from higher authorities. They also talk about Beckley and Swartz's new book "Alien Strongholds" which details the existence of UFO bases all over the planet.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Occult Magick and the Borderland of Shadows

Join Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz as they peak behind the veil of occult magick and the shadows of the borderland that surrounds mostly unseen by humans. CIRCE is a student of comparative paganism who brings her Greek heritage to the forefront, revealing the true nature of the Gods of Antiquity who still reside on Mount Olympus, interacting with the locals. LOUIS PROUD comes to us all the way from Tasmania to discuss such Fortean phenomena as spontaneous human combustion, ghost lights, killer poltergeist and a wide range of borderland topics. Free newsletter -

Monday, February 18, 2019

Ancient Giants, Edgar Cayce and Lost Civilizations, with Guests James Vieira and Dr. Gregory Little

With each new discovery, scholars are beginning to understand that the history once taught in school is incomplete. Every new finding is pushing us towards the acceptance that we are not the first civilization on this planet...that there have been others who have been lost in the sands of time...existing long before our current civilizations and inhabiting all corners of the world. One persistent story is that at one time a race of giants inhabited the Earth. Ancient texts such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Dead Sea Scrolls Book of Giants and Indian scriptures that refer to the Daityas(giants)indicate that belief in giants was widespread. However, are these stories nothing more than myths and legends? Is there any basis of reality to these legends? Based on the fragments of evidence, traditions, and lore, we have limited knowledge of the earliest days of human civilization. It's probable that whole civilizations, some with advanced technology, have come and gone. At the very least, human culture reaches much further back in time than conventional history admits. We do have some evidence of a now extinct race of giants in the form of massive human bones uncovered, especially in the 19th century, in various locations around North America. Unfortunately, most of these giant bones have disappeared, either through negligence or possibly removed from the public eye deliberately. Our guests this week on Exploring the Bizarre are James Vieira and Dr. Greg Little. James Vieira, a stonemason by trade, has been studying ancient sites for over 20 years and was the host of the History Channel's series "Search for the Lost Giants." Dr. Greg Little has spent years researching ancient structures and earthworks and has uncovered startling evidence of high civilization that was once in what is now the Caribbean Sea. He also has some fascinating theories about the North American mound builders connection to Atlantis and the pyramids of Central and South America.

Exploring the Shadow World and the Bridgewater Triangle

Exploring the Bizarre ) hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz welcome CHRISTOPHER BALZANO and RA CASTALADO as they discuss the existence of strange worlds and parallel dimensions and things that shouldn't exist BUT DO! Are there worlds, other realms that are just as real as this one, tantalizingly close, yet just out of reach? Can we push through that mysterious veil into these alternative realms to catch a glimpse of what is on the other side? Our guests discuss their own paranormal world of hauntings and mysterious places such as the Bridgewater Triangle and whats taking place inside this New England zone of mystery. Beckley also talks about his new book, "David Bowie, UFOs, Witchcraft, Cocaine and Paranormal," and his early days in rock music and witchcraft with the White Witch of New York, Walli Elmlark. Free newsletter -

Monday, February 11, 2019

Hidden History, Forbidden Knowledge

Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz welcome DENNIS STONE and JIM WILLS with provocative questions pertaining to our lost history. There is growing evidence that Columbus was probably the last of the Old World travelers to have "discovered" the New World...which leads to the question...who really discovered America first? There is a huge list of possible contenders: The Vikings, the Egyptians, the Polynesians, the Chinese, the Romans, and so forth. each favorite theory offers proof to back the claims up. One such intriguing claims is America's Stonehenge in Salem, NH. The site consists of mysterious, ancient rock formations, a warren of man-made caves and chambers, and stone walls whose origin and purpose has been debated among scholars and amateur sleuths for years. Free newsletter/catalog

Saturday, February 9, 2019

UFO Update! Dulce, MKUltra, the Mysterious Valley, Mutations, Area 51, Bob Lazaar

Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz welcome NORIO HAYAKAWA and CHRIS O' BRIEN. The UFO mystery has confounded researchers for years. In the early 1950s, many were convinced that UFOs were physical spaceships from other planets. This made sense as there were many examples of UFOs being picked up on radar and leaving physical traces behind when then landed (e.g. broken tree branches, burn marks in the grass). In the 1970s a new idea emerged from people such as Dr. Jacques Vallee, John Keel and Dr Berthold Schwarz that the UFO phenomena also has characteristics that could best be described as "paranormal." Witnesses would find themselves "haunted" by UFOs and their occupants who behaved more like ghosts, angels or even demons. Places such as the "Skinwalker Ranch" in Utah and the San Luis Valley are hotbeds of UFO activity, but other bizarre occurrences such as cryptid creatures and cattle mutilations are reported side by side with the UFOs. Norio and Chris manage to sift through all the bull and come up a contemporary picture of what UFOs may and may NOT be. Free newsletter

Friday, February 8, 2019

Wm Cooper, Death of a Conspiracy Salesman and Other Dark "Legends"

Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swart welcome MARK JACOBSON and STEPHEN ERDMANN.It was 1988 and the field of UFO research had taken a dark path with rumors of hostile alien invaders. The EBEs had entered into a secret treaty with the U.S. in exchange for alien technology. In return, the U.S. looked the other way so that aliens could kidnap and conduct unspeakable horrors on their human victims. People such as John Lear and Milton William "Bill" Cooper circulated these bizarre stories with the help of the burgeoning world wide web. Mark Jacobson, author of "Pale Horse Rider" and long time conspiracy researcher Stephen Erdman will reveal little known details about the life of conspiracy wrangler Coope, as well as other secrets and conspiracies surround the UFO mystery. Free newsletter

Thursday, January 17, 2019

AREA 51 UFOs Vs. Gef The Talking Mongoose

Ever want to know what's going on inside Area 51 UFO wise, and what makes a mongoose think he can talk? Tim Schwartz and Tim Beckley host of Exploring the Bizarre ( pit down guests NICK REDFERN and HERCULES INVICTUS to find out some of the answers. Ex Brit Redfern is just out with a 400+ page tome. "Area 51 -- The Revealing Truth of UFOs, Secret Aircraft, Cover-Ups & Conspiracies," may be a long title but punker Nick goes to any means to get to the bottom of the well. Is Bob Lazar telling the truth? Do we have underground bases there? Have civilian reporters been murdered because they "knew too much" and were ready to blab? Hercules knows everything there is to know about the Greek Gods of Olympus and says they still come down from the mountain to mate with those living on the Greek Isles. He channels the spirits of the gods and says they are as real today as they were in the time that legends were being built. He will discuss books he has contributed to including, "Screwed by the Aliens," "UFO Hostilities," and the latest "Gef The Talking Mongoose: 8th Wonder Of The World." which co-host Tim Swartz had a might paw in putting together.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

UFO Contactees: A. Is For Adamski, B. Is For Beckley

The 1950s was a fascinating period in UFOlogy. Many referrer to it as the subject's "Golden Age." Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz welcome ADAM GORIGHTLY and GREG BISHOP who reveal little know facts about George Adamski, the grandfather of the contactee movement who claims to have met Orthon in the desert back in 52. Beckley joins in the chatter about the coming of the Space Brothers, adding more than his two cents to the festivities, having been around during that period as a young wet behind the ears UFO researcher and in recent years have reprinted many New Age books containing channelings and tall tales of trips onboard alien space ships. Gorightly and Bishop have written a tell all book that is both entertaining and enlightening." A. Is For Adamski" is certain to spin a few heads, just like the flying saucers used to spin in the Golden Age. Free newsletter

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Visiting Ghostville -- A Horrific Haunting

Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Swartz and Tim Beckley get ready for a very spooky evening as they welcome KEITH LINDER and JENNY ASHFORD to talk about one of the most perplexing haunts that have mystified teams of paranormal investigators. When Keith and his girlfriend moved into their new rental home, they thought that had found their perfect place. It was a fairly new house and was located in a great neighborhood. The only problem was that there was already something else in the house that was apparently not very happy to be sharing the place with new occupants. This began an almost four year ordeal for Keith as he both battled and sought to understand the unseen entities who constantly bedeviled him and his lady friend. Researcher and author Jenny Ashford documented the strange phenomena in Seattle and making an honest presentation of all the facts indicating that this is a solid case of paranormal happenings. Free news letter

Monday, January 14, 2019

Evoking the Power Of Inter-Dimensional Beings

This is the most fun we have ever had on a show. Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Swartz and Tim Beckley welcome occultist, shaman and all around Grand Psychic Poobah MARIA D ANDREA as well as "swinger" SAMANTHA SCARLETTE who has gained a well deserved reputation for her Body Suspension "mind over matter" work where she hangs by hooks thrust through her flesh. She really looks the bomb when she does this in bikini and nylons ( Tonight Sammi has a group of people over her apartment and we all join in for a good time, but manage to get down to business as well as we discuss all manner of the paranormal from Inter-dimensional beings, to UFOs and how to cast an ole fashion spell. Maria is the author of the "Yes You Can!" occult series published by Beckley's Inner Light Publications, while Scarlette has her own clothing line, has produced two albums and hosts her own podcast ("I Want To Believe"). Google both of these sweet hearts and subscribe to our newsletter

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft

Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz welcome "UFO communicator" CHARLES TOPHAM and agnostic gnostic RED PILL JUNKIE. By his teens Topham had exhausted his local library’s supply of books on UFOs, ESP, and the like, so he joined Contact, a British UFO organisation, as well as subscribing to the Flying Saucer Review. With his mates from high school he got a small band of like minded teens together and they began to experiment with the Ouija board in the vain hope of contacting, ‘the space people’, as George Hunt Williamson wrote about them in "The Saucers Speak." Events escalated leading to bizarre Morse code signals on a domestic portable radio. Years later he was involved with another group, which met to use the board in an old Tudor Hall in Warwickshire, England. This period of activity included working alongside renowned psychic investigators Graham Philips and Andrew Collins. Theresults were exceptional and the group received many apports in the form of books. Gemstones, Cartouche cards and a wonderful photograph. Through the work of several groups, Charles became part of what is popularly known as Psychic Questing in Britain. Junkie on the other hand leads a double life: By day he serves as Grand Master in the International Sacred Order of Lucha Libre, but at night he pursues his life-long study of everything considered mysterious and/or 'paranormal' - a term he personally detests. When he's not exploring the web looking for his daily fix of Forteana, he can be found blogging, doodling, fooling around and offering his services as news administrator at The Daily Grail. He also regularly participates in other websites and podcasts like Mysterious Universe, The Grimerica Show and Where Did the Road Go? He impatiently awaits for the return of the mothership in Mexico City Free newsletter

Saturday, January 12, 2019

George H.W. Bush, Skunkworks, Area 51, Triangular UFOs Solved?

Exploring the Bizarre ( hosts Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz pull the cat out of the bag when they converse with UK's renown conspiracy expert BEN EMLYN-JONES and MICHAEL SCHRATT who has made an in depth study of the massive triangle-shaped craft seen in the Phoenix area,the Hudson Valley as well as over Belgium. Are these unexplained devices part of a "secret program," and if so who is behind their appearance and for what purpose? George H.W. Bush as head of the CIA may have been one of the few to know about the existence of a "secret space program," as well as what really transpired back in 1947 near Roswell, NM. But with his passing will any of this information ever make it into the public domain? Our guests also discuss underground and undersea UFO bases -- government? military? extraterrestrial? And than Ben zero's in on some really weird encounters with crypto creatures in the UK. Don't let this episode pass you by or you might not get invited to the next Skunkworks reunion. Free newsletter at