UFO or URO? We all know that people claim to see unidentified flying objects but what you are experiencing in this podcast are mostly unidentified recorded objects. Over the last few months I’ve attempted to recover quite a number of the ever-degrading reels in my possession and in doing so have fallen down a rabbit hole of ever increasing high-strangeness. The episode was almost completely unlistenable but I did indeed figure out what it was, and in doing so, was able to track down a version which was palatable for the ear. So , to kick us back into the swing of things it is presented here for your continued enjoyment. It is becoming clearer than many of these tapes have a commonality and that it has something to do with either cults, mind-control or both. The next episode will now be so easy to listen to. The quality of the upcoming recordings are difficult to understand and in many instances, frightening. You’ve been warned.
As the reels crumble in my hands I am finally rewarded with a bit of ease and relaxation. I found a reel labeled “UFO 1952” and so the quest began. After digitizing the 64 year-old recording I found it to be almost unlistenable and yet I had clues! I scoured my files and the internet to track down the mysterious recording and it was indeed an old time radio show. Medical File was a radio show from the 1950’s and most of the episodes deal with murders and illnesses, yet one episode…this episode dealt with the phenomena of unidentified Flying Objects. The internet gods saw how I did not want to spend countless hours restoring my ancient recording so thankfully I was able to track down a great version for your ear-holes. So here for your enjoyment is the full, restored episode of Medical File: UFO.
Unending thanks to the work done by Wendy Conners in collecting and compiling hundreds of hours of UFO recordings. A great number of them can be found at https://archive.org/details/WendyConnors-UfologyAPrimerInAudio19471964Volume12ndEdit
Did I fall victim to hypnosis?
No, but the person on the reel in this episode did.
I know it’s been a few months since the last episode so for that, I apologize. You’ll hear in this episode a brief little “hello” but more than anything I just wanted to get this episode out so the ball can start rolling again. You’ll also hear a tiny bit about the technical difficulties which are sure to happen when dealing with 50-year-old reels and the vintage machines that play them. I’m not too sure what is happening on the tape in this episode, as usual, but it did remind me of one of my favorite classic movies The Clairvoyant, (The Evil Mind), from 1934. I will not fault you for not listening to the entire reel as the quality is very poor but feel free to skip into the last few minutes to hear what I find to be fairly disturbing.
Extra special thanks go out to Matt, Grant, James and Julie who helped sponsor this podcast via their support through patreon.com/weirdlectures
Not only are the reels which I have been collecting for two decades strange and filled with mysterious recordings but this podcast has now become a very engaged part of the weirdness which surrounds itself. Ever since I was a teenager I have quested to find a long lost Michigan tourist trap called Mystery Ridge. I collected vintage postcard, bumper stickers and flyers from Mystery Ridge and hoped one day to visit the place although I knew in my heart it was probably long gone. Mystery Ridge contained the usual tilted house and strange phenomena mostly associated with the more well known Mystery Spots which can be found across America. Mystery Ridge came into existence in the early 1960’s when America was overrun with roadside attractions but as the years rolled by cars ceased to roll into the parking lot and Mystery Ridge shut its doors in 1982. Years ago I did indeed discover the location of long abandon property which once was home to Mystery Ridge and unfortunately most of it was destroyed. Fast forward to this year. I finally decide to release a new podcast which focuses on my collection of reel to reel tapes and their weird recordings; during a bizarre series of family events I have received two reels which are marked “Mystery Ridge”.
The synchronicity of these events is just one more reason why I will continue to produce this podcast.
Now for your pleasure enjoy a short but sweet episode and perhaps a quick visit to the past and a place called Mystery Ridge.
Let my descent into madness begin.
The mysteries surrounding these recordings continues but it seems we are starting to gain ground on figuring out some of the component parts.
In this week’s episode we are presented with the long-winded, sometimes rambling explanation of what the speaker calls the “parts of man.” From the molecule to the gonad it seems as if all of experienced reality is explained in a way that explains nothing at all. Yet, upon listening to this recording we find the speaker mentioning a representation of “God” which is referenced as “E”; this in turn takes us back to the mysteries presented in Episode 3 “He Knows All About You” where we find the words “He” and “E” being used interchangeably. The only markings on the reel is a piece of masking tape with reads, December 4th 1952 and it just so happens that in 1952 is a significant date to answer some of the mysteries we’ve been wondering about. Also made more interesting are the recordings of channeling sessions found in Reel Lost Episodes 1 and 2 which were made in Arizona and this too perhaps helps to answer, or perhaps deepen, some of the questions which have been asked by listeners. These reels are long and winding but perhaps some answers are coming forth. In my comments after the recordings I reveal the startling facts about what you will have just listen to in this episode.
These recordings are getting stranger and stranger. This week’s reel contains the shortest recording so far. Although these reels can hold up to two hours of information this specific tape has only about eight minutes of recorded sounds. This content starts after about 15 minutes of silence and seems to speed straight into, what I believe, is a recording of the Indian philosopher, author and speaker Jiddu Krishnamurti. The recording level of this portion is so distorted it took me repeated playings to figure out what was being said; I assume, and do not fault, most of the people who will skip over this part although it’s only two minutes long. Then there is an abrupt cut into what seems to be a woman talking to someone who is sleeping. It’s weird… real weird… and it ends in a somewhat terrifying manner and it comes out of nowhere so quickly that upon my first listening I dumped my coffee on myself. The remaining fifteen minutes of the reel are void of any other recordings.
Again, I have no idea what this is, but it’s pretty strange. Key times in this podcast are as follows. If you want to skip over the Krishnamurti lecture then go to 7 minutes, 13 seconds. If you want to prepare for the ending of the recording start preparing for the sudden increase of volume at 12 minutes, 46 seconds.
More information on the teachings of Krishnamurti can be found at jkrishnamurti.org
This is one of those times when you’ll really understand that I have no idea what is on these tapes. This episode seems to be either a hypnotic induction or a subliminal recording made to listen to while sleeping. Let me also say, it gets extremely creepy in my house at three in the morning, sitting alone listening to these recordings. Perhaps somewhere later down the road other upcoming tapes will reveal more information about this reel but until then we are left with only a very strange and not at all soothing voice alone, in the dark, repeating curious phrases, once lost and now found. He knows all about you. He is going to help you. He knows what to do and how to do it. He is your companion, teacher and friend. It is natural for you to have faith in He. He has power to help you. Watch and see what he does. He has the power to turn off your thinking.
When you grab a random, unlabeled, reel-to-reel tape out of a box you never know what you’re going to get. Strangely enough this episode features a channeling session for Virginia Welch, the wife of Owen Welch, who was the subject of our first episode. This recording was made four years after Owen’s session and focuses on Virginia’s health concerns; as well as questions about how to deal spiritually with herself and other people. We are once again unsure as to who the actual channel is from this session though it is obviously the same person who channeled for Owen.
The question of whether it be Hugh Lynn Cayce from A.R.E. or Ray Stanford from A.U.M. is confounded by information revealed during the session. The conductor, Barbara, (the person who asks questions of the channel) reads from Virginia’s letter in which Virginia speaks of “The Source.” This is the name Ray Sanford gave to his entity which he said he channeled. This idea is flummoxed by a mention earlier in the recording when the channel gives instructions to contact the Association of Research and Enlightenment, which was Edgar Cayce’s foundation. Also, the location of the channel is given as Phoenix, Arizonia which was a location of an A.R.E. chapter. The mystery of the channel continues.
On this premiere episode we listen to a channeling session requested by Owen Welsh in 1962. Owen was a chiropractor, Rosicrucian and homeopathic health devotee. Throughout his life he would request channeling session from various psychics and mediums. It is quite possible that the channel heard in this recording is Hugh Lynn Cayce, the son of well-known psychic Edgar Cayce. Owen Welsh, being a member of A.R.E. (Association for Research and Enlightenment, founded in 1931 by Edgar Cayce) did at the time exchange correspondence with H.L. Cayce and some recordings were known to have been made.
Another possibility is that the channel in this recording is a man named Ray Stanford. In the early 1950’s Stanford began by receiving messages from “space people.” Some years later Stanford created The Association for the Understanding of Man (AUM) wherein Stanford would channel messages from what he called “The Source.” Mr. Welch, and his wife, were also members of this organization. This episode contains the full channeled session as sent to Mr. Welsh. Topics include: Past-Lives, methods for curing ailments and Karma.