This is just a short note to let you all know that I will be interviewed by Ian Punnett on Coast-to-Coast AM this Saturday night (October 30-31) from 11 pm to 2 am Pacific time or (yeesh) 2 am to 5 am October 31 Eastern time.
With the most hotly-contested midterm elections in my memory coming along with the Halloween weekend, I am sure that the interview will be stimulating and ... well ... weird.
You may find yourself inspired to get a different sort of costume this year ... wandering bishop, say? mysterious assassin? Cross-dressing Nazi impersonator from Ohio? Cotton Mather? (actually, not a bad idea ... can you imagine the fun as Cotton Mather hunts witches on Halloween in, say, the Bronx? Compton? Little Havana? ... Georgetown? )
it was a real good show the other night. i just had a few questions about ashland kentucky. what was the name of the building they moved a few blocks away? and the thing you were talking about that was mysterious even in the brochure?
Sinister Forces is a great read. Bizarre, but very interesting. Wondering if you have ever looked into Project Flicker and if you have any thoughts on it? Your book was the first thing I thought about when the news report surfaced.
Interesting and important work. Thank you Mr. Levenda. I will buy the trilogy. I wondered if you had any info in the trilogy about Astoria, Oregon. Or possibly Lewis and Clark. My family, I suspect, may have had some strange things happen to us there (in Astoria and McMinville, Or.)in the 60's and 70's. Listening to several of your interviews on the subject has me thinking heavily about this. Respectfully.
I grew up in Ashland Kentucky (disclosure: I am not Charles Manson, nor a serial killer). My mother took my brother and me to play in Central Park frequently. My favorite part was running up and then down a series of small “hills”. My father referred to these as the “Indian mounds,” and he played on them growing up in Ashland as well. It wasn’t until I was an adult that interpretation information was placed at the site, along with small barriers placed at each end of the series of mounds. They really were Indian mounds! The grass has been able to grow over the path where we used to run, but to this day you can see a small depression running along the ridge of the mounds where generations of children ran up and then down the string of American Indian burial mounds.
In a minor bit of synchronicity, I was about halfway through Book 2 of “Sinister Forces” when a program called “Man, Moment, Machine: Werner Von Braun and the V2” appeared on the History Channel. The program was centered on a very sympathetic character--a naïve, fretful science geek (and apparent civilian) who wanted nothing more than to reach for the stars, but who was tricked and later forced into doing the Nazis’ bidding.
Gee, I wonder if he was related at all to the Wernher von Braun who was an SS officer and active, if not enthusiastic, participant in the Nazi V2 program?