Thanksgiving and the Cross-Generational Appeal of Forteana

By Micah Hanks

A happy (though belated) Thanksgiving to all of you out there in Gradio Land… we are thankful for all of you, and wish you all a very happy holiday season with you and yours. Rest assured, you’ll soon be hearing a new Gralien Report podcast… stay tuned.

That said, I had a fantastic time with my family yesterday, playing a little “catch up” with my grandparents, my aunt and uncle, and others I seldom get to see. My grandfather stood out, in particular, on this occasion because, even at age 97, he was so excited to hear about how things went at the Paradigm Symposium, and specifically wanted to hear about meeting George Noory.

As it turns out, dear old Grandad listens to George’s program, Coast to Coast, every night on the radio, and particularly loves shows that deal with ufology (my grandfather is an amateur war historian, with special interest in Prussian war helmets and aviation employed during the conflict) and conspiracies.

It’s heart warming to know that people covering such a wide generational span can share interest in such topics. In fact, my brother Caleb was surprised to hear that Grandad had been listening to the same Wednesday evening show the night before that he had tuned in to hear, featuring researcher Michael Cohen talking about new theories pertaining to the JFK assassination.

Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce… and Coast to Coast. Not a bad time, at all!

Image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons.


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