This show will premier on Youtube tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. I’d have it earlier for members of this sight but the way I am rolling it out on Youtube makes that impossible.
My description of this episode in Youtube reads this this:
In the history of the study of UFOs, Philip J. Klass takes the title as the leading debunker of the subject. For forty years, his name was practically synonymous with the idea of UFO skepticism. He was regularly cited throughout the mainstream media as an authoritative voice on the subject, and his work helped to stifle acceptance about the reality of UFOs. But Kathleen Marden has investigated the background of Philip Klass and found it to be highly questionable. Back in the 1960s, Klass developed a close relationship with a member of the Soviet embassy in Washington, DC and was suspected by the FBI to have been a Soviet asset. What it looks like is that the intelligence community used this against Klass to enlist his services toward full-time UFO debunking efforts. Without a doubt, Klass’s knowledge of the UFO subject was superficial, but his relentless smear campaigns and personal attacks against leading UFO researchers more than made up for that. To this day, Klass is lionized by the skeptical community, but in fact has left them with a shameful legacy.
I can tell you that Kathleen did a great deal of research here and has the goods on Philip J. Klass. I will post Part 2 of our interview today as well so keep watching! That will be available immediately, so you will likely be able to hear all of that before Part One airs tonight.