About Us

Welcome to THE GRALIEN REPORT, your source for the latest maverick science, strange news, and studies of the unexplained from around the globe.

Micah Hanks Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, lecturer, and radio personality whose work addresses a variety of areas, including history, politics, scientific theories and unexplained phenomena. Open minded, but skeptical in his approach, his research has examined a broad variety of subjects over the years, incorporating interest in cultural studies, natural science and scientific anomalies, and the prospects of our technological future as a species as influenced by science.

He is author of several books, including his 2012 New Page Books release, The UFO Singularityas well as The Ghost Rockets, Magic, Mysticism and the Molecule: The Search for Sentient Intelligence from Other Worlds and Reynolds Mansion: An Invitation to the PastHanks has served as a consulting editor for Intrepid MagazineFATE Magazine and The Journal of Anomalous Sciences. He also writes for a variety of other publications including New Dawn, Mysterious Universe, and UFO Magazine. Hanks has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, including Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, Whitley Strieber’s Dreamland, National Geographic’s Paranatural, the History Channel’s Guts and BoltsCNN RadioThe Jeff Rense Program, and many others. A weekly podcast that follows his research is available at his popular site, www.gralienreport.com, in addition to a news and current events podcast, Middle Theory, at www.middletheory.com.

Additional details about Micah and his work can be found at www.micahhanks.com, including information about his music, books and writing projects, and his Sunday evening radio show on KGRA Radio, The Micah Hanks Radio ProgramHanks lives in the heart of Appalachia near Asheville, North Carolina.

If you have questions, news tips or stories you’d like to share, you can email Micah directly at info@micahhanks.com.

Follow Micah on Twitter: @MicahHanks

You can also follow The Gralien Report on Twitter: @GralienReport

Caleb Hanks is a writer and musician who is passionate about the technological achievements that await us in the coming decades. Self described as “one of those battery’s half full kinda guys,” Caleb boasts a keen interest in technology, science, and especially the concept of an intelligence explosion in humanity’s future, leading to a sort of “event horizon” which science fiction writer and mathematician Vernor Vinge was first to refer to as “Singluarlity.” Caleb’s art and music have been featured in a variety of publications, websites, and other mediums, and his rock group, The Nova Echo, has featured futuristic themes and innovative concepts within the framework of driving, electronically-oriented rock music. After releasing their debut full-length album in October of 2009, and the five song “Voyager” EP in August of 2010, the band reentered the studio in the Spring of 2012 to craft another full-length offering expanding on the core characteristics the band portrays: hope, positivity, and the feelings of love, longing and companionship that a lonely space traveler might feel between the insurmountable distances within deep space. The band toured several times between 2009 and 2012, and now Caleb focuses most of his energies on art, layout, and design, as well as blogging about futurism, technological singularity, and artificial intelligence for The Gralien Report and Intrepid Magazine. Finally, Caleb’s original compositions are featured as theme music on the weekly Gralien Report Podcast, as well as on programs like Open Minds TV’s Spacing Out! with Jason McClelland and Maureen Elsberry. He can be reached via email here.

Follow Caleb on Twitter: @CalebHanks

TylerTyler Pittman is a Fortean researcher with an interest in the esoteric realms of thought, ufology, cosmology, and the afterlife. He received a degree in sociology from Western Carolina University, and hosted an award-winning academic-oriented podcast series on cultural commentary. Tyler has also worked as a musician, enjoying styles that incorporate the strange and unusual as themes that range from seminal groups like The Pixies, to more the more dissonant sounds of techno and dark ambient rock. His photography and coverage of events such as the release of the Damien Echols and the “West Memphis Three” in 2011 were featured exclusively at The Gralien Report, and Tyler’s culture and sociological commentary can be found in articles on the site as well. A dedicated podcast junkie, Tyler scans the various fringe transmissions, blogs, and news sites seeking the latest weird news, contributing to an ever-expanding knowledge base that he shares with us here at The Gralien Report. He can be reached via email by clicking here.

Follow Tyler on Twitter: @ShouldBeFlowers

New GralienAnd finally, the site wouldn’t be what it is today without our long-standing mascot, the Gralien himself. From a far off land known as Arcturi along the Gallifreyan nebula, the Gralien is the man thing behind the scenes, often falling asleep in closets, bathtubs, and other odd places throughout the bunker bearing his name. The Gralien is a brilliant talent, and manages to create light-up Christmas ornaments with parts taken from old transistor televisions.

Follow the Gralien on Twitter: @GralienReport