A huge thanks to Lorrin Thomas Cutts for posting the info about the podcast. Please be sure to check out the excellent book UFOs: Reframing the Debate in which Lorin has a fantastic essay.
Okay, this is one for the books right here. Linda Moulton Howe received an anonymous letter at a New Age convention allegedly from a former CIA agent claiming to have been in a highly classified department dealing with extraterrestrials and something called Element 12. Watch the video below where Howe talks about this note.
But this time we know the identity of this alleged former CIA agent; Carrie Poppy of Oh No, Ross and Carrie! The Podcast. From their Facebook page:
"Oh No, Ross and Carrie! is a podcast exploring fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal: anything that makes a claim about how the world works that differs from the commonly accepted scientific explanation. Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy are former Christians who remain fascinated by the variety and expression of belief, and try out these various claims first-hand... so you don’t have to. They report the results, share all the details, try to find the wisdom and the humor, and rate each topic on scientific validity, danger, creepiness, and pocket-drain. Oh, and hot drinks."
You see, and you can hear it here, Poppy and her co-host Blocher (left with Howe) decided to hang out at the Consciousnesses Life Expo in Los Angeles a few months ago to check out some of the presenters. Poppy decided it was time to test Howe out and wrote a note to Howe that was passed on anonymously through radio host Jimmy Church. The note contained an astoundingly stupid story about the author being a former CIA agent in contact with extraterrestrials and alien dogs. You really do have to listen to the whole podcast for this and way more.
During a panel discussion, Howe tells the audience about the contents of the note and states it with it a straight face. Little does Howe know the author of the clearly bogus note is in the audience recording it all happen!
Now, some may chalk it up to Howe getting older. The problem is Howe has been doing this sort of stuff for years.
In 2002, Howe tried to make a mundane and explained deer death into something it wasn't.
In 2003, Howe ignored scientific analyses refuting the claims of a Brazilian UFO abduction.
Howe promoted known UFO fraud Dan Burisch.
The list of all the nonsense Howe has spewed is endless. Let's not even get into the whole aliens in the Antarctic dumpster fire Howe started.