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#116 The Zanfretta Case with Rino Di Stefano

Illustration of the entities that Piero Zanfretta encountered in 1978.

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On February 6, 2021 Fahrusha interviewed Italian journalist and author Rino Di Stefano about his book, The Zanfretta Case: Chronicle of an Incredible True Story. A 26 year old security guard, Piero Fortunato Zanfretta, who in 1978 was a dependable employee and a married man with two children, had a series of astounding encounters with entities over a period of several years. Our guest, Rino Di Stefano, himself a budding journalist in Genoa at the time, had the courage and intellectual curiosity to take the report seriously and his honest investigation of the Zanfretta case forever changed his world view.

Journalist and author Rino Di Stefano

The aspect of the encounters that caused Rino to take the Zanfretta story seriously is the many corroborating reports from other eye witnesses both on the scene and in the surrounding area. Most particularly, one of the officers present in a later Zanfretta abduction was so unnerved that he could never return to work and subsequently took his own life by suicide. After a point Zanfretta himself might be said to have had a break from consensual reality, according to Di Stefano. Alien or entity abduction is not for the faint hearted. It has been known to “fry” brains. It does not necessarily follow that the entities are trying to be harmful. Simply put, the otherness of their consciousness, is beyond human understanding, and what is revealed may cause the experiencer to be unable to process their very different reality.

On Shattered Reality Podcast, we have had other entity experiencers tell their stories. They include: Calvin Parker, Lisette Larkins, and Terry Lovelace. In addition David Booher wrote about Gerry Irwin’s experience and Ron Felber wrote on The Mohave Incident. Piero Zanfretta’s experiences seem most like Calvin Parker‘s and Gerry Irwin’s. There are also aspects of this case that sync with the Travis Walton case. Prior to Zanfretta’s experiences we are told that neither Piero Zanfretta nor Rino Di Stefano were particularly interested in UFOs.

As people who are intrigued with anomalous phenomena it is necessary to carefully examine what is happening to others in cultures around the world. We thank Rino Di Stefano for presenting us with a window into this very strange and compelling account.

Piero Fortunato Zanfretta circa 1978.

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#115 Sacred Corridors with Irena Scott, PhD

Dr. J. Allen Hynek

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On January 19, 2021 Fahrusha was pleased to welcome back Irena Scott, PhD to “Shattered Reality Podcast” to discuss her book Sacred Corridors: Secrets Behind the Real Project Blue Book, Wright-Patterson AFB, Roswell, Battelle, Memory Metal, Dr. J. Allen Hynek & UFO Cover-Ups. This book features many photographs and heretofore unseen letters of Dr. J. Allen Hynek to Jenny Zeidman. Sadly Ms. Zeidman is recently deceased.

Irena Scott spent a good deal of time at Wright-Patterson AFB and Battelle Institute and had sufficient clearance to be able to walk around somewhat freely. She was an employee at Battelle for a period of time.

This is an intricately interwoven tale of government cover-up from before 1947 and Kenneth Arnold through the 1980s. The cover-up extends to today. Were pieces of wreckage from anomalous crafts stored at Wright-Pat? Are they still there? Will we ever know? You be the judge.

At the conclusion of this episode Fahrusha also complimented John Greenewald of “the Black Vault” for his clear-headed contemporary work in unmasking government secrets through the Freedom of Infomation (FOIA) requests.

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#113 Broadcast Intrusions with AP Strange

Our guest AP Strange talks to Fahrusha about the history of broadcast intrusions in the US and the UK

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On 12/08/2020 Fahrusha welcomed AP Strange to “Shattered Reality Podcast” to speak about the history of broadcast intrusions in the US and the UK during the second half of the Twentieth Century. When these broadcast intrusions are NOT hoaxes they are considered to be a type of EVP (electronic voice phenomena).

On “Shattered Reality Podcast” we have had at least two electronic voice phenomena occur during our shows: Episode # 45 with Tom Butler and Episode #102 UFO Experience as a Parapsychological Event. Because they happened during the recording of the show, should they be considered broadcast intrusions? We make no claims about these two phenomena except to say we at “Shattered Reality Podcast” did nothing to cause them.

AP Strange is the pseudonym of a Worcester, Massachusetts part time researcher into flying saucers, the paranormal and Discordian philosophy.  He is an ambassador for the Liminal Earth project, covering weird stories from his home state and also works with the Magonia Research Group.

We discussed the Max Headroom and Captain Midnight US intrusions and went into greater detail about the British incidents involving Ashtar and the Galactic Command and Theosophist and UFO researcher Rex Dutta. The only known video of Rex Dutta who was a “fish doctor” can be found here and it is very entertaining. Rex also wrote three books on the UFO subject with Theosophical and Contactee overtones.

AP Strange preserving his anonymity!

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#111 Drones with David Perkins

Example of a high end publicly available drone.

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On September 29, 2020, Fahrusha was happy to welcome David Perkins back to “Shattered Reality Podcast” for his second visit this year. David is a talented researcher of cattle mutilations, UFOs and now drones in the southwest of the US. He is a 1968 graduate of Yale University majoring in American Studies and Political Science. This episode is in the form of a bulletin because this situation is current and ongoing and deserving of attention.

They discussed the interrelationship of cattle mutilations, fracking, UFOs, black helicopters and currently drones. There is a case to be made that all these things are very much linked. The lackadaisical attitude adopted by government officials is truly astounding in light of the fact that these drones are often intruding on sensitive airspace, especially nuclear reactors and nuclear missile sites.

Perkins, an astute observer, has studied anomalous phenomena in the Southwest since 1975 and is extremely well versed and expert on these subjects.

Our guest, David Perkins (courtesy of Anomaly Archives)

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#110 Witchcraft with Susan Demeter

Susan Demeter’s book Cosmic Witch: Magic, Witchcraft, and the Supernatural

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On September 15, 2020 Fahrusha welcomed Susan Demeter back to “Shattered Reality Podcast” for an interesting conversation. Her new book is Cosmic Witch: Magic, Witchcraft, and the Supernatural.

At the beginning of the show Fahrusha talked a little bit about the relationship of animism to witchcraft. Many people around the world are still maligned and persecuted for practicing what is perceived as witchcraft. Susan is very brave to wear the appellation “witch” proudly. Because the word “witch” means different things to different people, Fahrusha broke it down to its most basic tenet, a tenet that runs through almost all of the various varieties of witchcraft. That tenet is animism, the attribution of consciousness to plants, inanimate objects, celestial objects and natural phenomena.

Susan began by speaking about her awesome experiences with UFOs and that dovetailed nicely into the practice of witchcraft. Her book is filled with her personal experiences which are extremely relatable.

She espouses strong powerful womanhood, empowering others, and a sex positive point of view as well. We spoke a bit of a mutual friend, Stephanie Quick, a practitioner of red magic, sometimes called sex magic. Fahrusha spoke about the vilification and denigration of Mary Magdalene by the patriarchal Roman Catholic Church.

There is an Italian language version of the book called La Strega. Both versions of the book are published by Due Torre in Italy.

Fahrusha apologizes for the quality of her audio. Being out of Bill’s excellent audio studio due to the lockdown has been difficult, but she feels it is necessary to persevere in the face of adversity.

Fahrusha invites listeners to submit their anomalous stories for inclusion in “the Listeners’ Corner”.

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#109 Michael Grosso, Ph.D. and Miracles

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Michael Grosso, Ph.D. author of Smile of the Universe

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On September 8, 2020 Fahrusha was very happy to welcome philosopher and friend of the show Michael Grosso Ph.D. to “Shattered Reality Podcast” for his third visit. His newest book is called Smile of the Universe: Miracles in the Age of Disbelief. Grounded in true stories and matters of fact, Michael Grosso argues for the reality of a great Mind and for the human ability to communicate with that Mind. The first amazing thing we discussed is that the word ‘smile’ and the word “miracle’ come from the same Sanskrit root ‘smi’.

Many miraculous topics were covered. Padre Pio is a 20th Century Roman Catholic Saint who is credited with abundant miracles, many of which were attested to by sources outside the Catholic Church. One of his charisms or siddhis was the ‘odor of sanctity’, a lovely smell both he and St. Joseph of Copertino were said to exude. The Padre was said to be able to read minds and bilocate.

Savants bridge the void between materialists and philosophical idealists because they exhibit skills they had no way of learning conventionally and these skills are undeniable. The Indian Ramanujan was a gifted wizard of mathematics with little traditional schooling. Derek Amato acquired high level musical skills after a head injury. Others start speaking in languages heretofore unknown to them.

We discussed axial ages and portal areas such as Western NY in 19th Century which was the birthplace of spiritualist movement and the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons).

René Descartes and Isaac Newton who today are regarded as scientific materialists, both had deep spiritual influences and precognitive dreams.

We thank listener Chris from NJ for his wonderful dream UFO healing account and hope to hear more from him. If you have an anomalous true story you’d like to share on “Shattered Reality Podcast”, please contact us at fahrusha@fahrusha.com. All polite comments are welcomed. Please ‘like’ us wherever you find this show.

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#108 Sean McNamara & Michael Redmond

Author Sean McNamara

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On July 28, 2020 Fahrusha welcomed Sean McNamara to “Shattered Reality Podcast.” Sean is a meditation teacher, a remote viewer and an author of several books. Fahrusha and Sean discussed his autobiographical book Renegade Mystic: The Pursuit of Spiritual Freedom Through Consciousness Exploration.

Sean grew up in a family that lived in different parts of the world which was exciting, culturally expanding but sometimes led to a feeling of displacement. Because of some medical emergencies, he feared death. Once stateside, as a young adult he sought community and spiritual enlightenment, but learned that gurus can often have clay feet.

“For most of my life I’ve been seeking, spiritually,” said Sean. So with those words “Shattered Reality Podcast” listeners know they will have something very much in common with Sean McNamara.

Sean McNamara’s book Renegade Mystic

Michael Redmond was a fascinating guest on the Listeners’ Corner portion of the show with his account of a double sighting of a UFO in NJ. It was a double sighting in two ways. He saw it with his wife and they saw it twice on the same evening. Michael is a distinguished journalist and runs the Facebook page Fringe Quest which is a roundup of paranormal news.

Journalist Michael Redmond . (Photo by Cie Stroud)

To end the show, Fahrusha told of an unusual case of telekinesis in her sleeping quarters. Perhaps it was her reading material or perhaps it was the late Alan Colmes.

The lamp lifted up and fell in a most unusual manner whilst Fahrusha slept.
Nothing broke!

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#107 Alex Tsakiris and Evil

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On July 8, 2020 Fahrusha and Alex Tsakiris recorded their podcasts simultaneously which is a first for “Shattered Reality Podcast”. Alex’s “Skeptiko” is featured in video on YouTube, where he showed a picture of Fahrusha on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, much to her surprise.

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Then primarily they went on to discuss the thesis of Alex’s new book Why Evil Matters: How Science Religion & Spirituality Have Failed Us. Fahrusha pressed the point that to truly understand evil, one must look beyond humans to other sentient beings including especially mammals, but really much farther to beings such as trees and astronomical bodies like Our Sun. Consciousness pervades the Universe. The Universe is Consciousness.

Alex, while more human oriented, explained a good deal of his position, using as an example ritual sexual abuse of children. No sane person would not see that as evil. They also talked about religion and how differently people interpret religious scripture such as the Bible. Fahrusha felt that to get the most accurate view it would be instructive to study it in the ancient Aramaic form. She also pointed out that Satan as it is now defined, did not make an appearance as the ultimate evil in the early versions of the Old Testament and the duality with the Supreme Being is a more modern concept.

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Alex Tsakiris’s new book Why Evil Matters: How Science Religion & Spirituality Have Failed Us

Alex has a brilliant way of encouraging people to expound on their ideas. They talked about the need or lack thereof for religion in general. While some people like Fahrusha and Alex spend lots of time focusing on extended consciousness, others are focused on careers like baseball and dentistry. Fahrusha felt that some people looked to others to provide good spiritual guidance, many religious leaders may have not provided the best possible stewardship. Much as one would not want to entrust their teeth to a less than superlative dentist perhaps some of these folks are not being well served in the spiritual area.

They also discussed some of the guests they both interviewed.

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#106 Lisette Coly & Eileen Garrett

 

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Our guest Lisette Coly, grandaughter of Irish medium Eileen Garrett, and head of the Parapsychology Foundation

 

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On June 2, 2020 Fahrusha was very pleased to host Lisette Coly, head of the Parapsychology Foundation and granddaughter of famed Irish medium Eileen Garrett, on “Shattered Reality Podcast”. We spoke about what it was like to grow up with one of the Twentieth Century’s most famous mediums as her grandmother. Lisette told us some fascinating family stories exhibiting Eileen Garrett’s psychic prowess.

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Eileen Coly, mother of Lisette Coly, daughter of Eileen Garrett and former head of the Parapsychology Foundation

Lisette’s mother, Eileen Coly (1916-2013), kept the family legacy going for many years through running the Parapsychology Foundation from 1970 until 2003. Born and educated in England, she was very dedicated to the systematic and scientific study of the paranormal. Lisette has worked at the Foundation since 1969 and has worn many hats, including initially receptionist in her college years, and then becoming Executive Director and finally President after her mother’s retirement. While working at the Foundation both mother and daughter referred to Eileen Garrett simply as “Garrett” to differentiate the personage from the familial connection.

 

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Eileen Garrett, Irish medium and founder of the Parapsychology Foundation

Eileen Jeanette Vancho Lyttle Garrett (1893 – 1970) was an Irish medium and parapsychologist born in County Meath. Most unfortunately her parents committed suicide. This may have been pivotal in provoking her psychic abilities. She spent some years in England honing her gifts before moving to the US with her daughter Eileen Coly. She was a very popular and accomplished medium and the founder of the Parapsychology Foundation in 1951. She wrote seven books on psychic subject matter.

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#105 Thiago Luiz Ticchetti- UFOs in Brazil

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Thiago Luiz Ticchetti author of UFO Contacts in Brazil

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On May 19, 2020, Fahrusha spoke with Thiago Ticchetti from Brazil about UFOs. His new book is called UFO Contacts in Brazil and it is his first in English. It is over 500 pages long and is replete with many amazing photos and illustrations. He has written ten other books in Portuguese all about UFOs or OVNI as they are referred to in Spanish and Portuguese. People in the English speaking world may have misconceptions about UFOs in Latin America because of language issues.

Thiago explained that a recent report about a crashed saucer just north of Rio de Janeiro in the town of Mage was a total hoax and he tells us exactly why.

He has been interested in UFOs since childhood and he tells us about an early sighting he had. His father was an officer in the Brazilian Air Force and allowed him to sketch from the photos of the classified files of the Brazilian government. Later he was very inspired by the work of both A J Gevaerd, a Brazilian ufologist, and Jacques Vallee a French-American writer on the subject and physicist.

We discussed the various types of beings seen in Brazil, the most common of which is a variation of “the greys” well known in the US. These have a white pallor and different faces. The first famous abduction case in Brazil was that of a farmer named Antônio Villas Boas (1934–1991) whose case occurred in 1957 and included a sexual interaction with a female being. It occurred several years earlier than the Betty and Barney Hill abduction in 1961 in New England.

Children in the Sagrada Familia neighborhood had a credible sighting of a cyclops robot that came out of a UFO. It was credible because the otherwise adventurous kids totally changed their habits after their terrifying experience.

We also talked about the Varginha Incident and what happened on the island of Colares, which killed a number of denizens.

Thiago Luiz Ticchetti is an adherent of the “nuts and bolts” theory of UFOs, believing they come from other worlds in space.

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Thiago Luiz Ticchetti’s first book in English: UFO Contacts in Brazil

Fahrusha is the host of “Shattered Reality Podcast” and welcomes your comments public and private. Email private comments to fahrusha@fahrusha.com. Thanks for listening. This episode was recorded remotely outside of our normal recording studio as we are in COVID-19 lockdown. We are trying to continue to provide you with commercial free content in this very difficult time. Please excuse any glitches you may hear.