UFOs. Or to use the current in-vogue acronym, UAPs. It’s a topic rife with conspiracies and strange complexities. Many people just want to avoid it altogether. But it’s also an explosive story, with huge implications. And it’s gained enough legitimacy that we need to pursue it–to pursue the truths that still lay hidden, to follow the facts and the data, even if it forces us into areas that are unexpected and challenging to our previous worldview. Most of all, we need good researchers, thinkers, and investigators to help us do that. In this episode of Thinking Ahead, I welcome one of those investigators, Australian journalist and former 60 Minutes reporter Ross Coulthart, author of the new book In Plain Sight. I appreciated the book’s mix of investigative reporting, clear writing, and context setting for the lay reader, as well as new information and new sources. In this fascinating interview, we cover the latest events in this fast-changing field, which has dramatically changed ever since The New York Times broke open the subject with its landmark article in 2017. With his sources deep in the US military, Coulthart is more than an observer of this unfolding story; he is driving it forward, with original information and reporting. I was thrilled to be able to pick his brain about the mysteries in our skies.
More about Ross Coulthart
Ross Coulthart is an award-winning investigative journalist and writer. Previously an investigative reporter on Australian news and current affairs program 60 Minutes on Channel Nine and chief investigations reporter for the Sunday Night news program, Coulthart has won five prestigious Walkley journalism awards, including the most coveted top award for Australian journalism, the Gold Walkley. His broadcast television investigative journalism has also won the top broadcast award, a Logie. In addition to In Plain Sight, Ross is co-author of bestselling books Dead Man Running and Above the Law, both exposes of organized crime in Australian and international outlaw motorcycle gangs, as well as Charles Bean, Lost Diggers, Lost Tommys and Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze.
Learn more about Ross and the book here.
Carter, thank you for this fascinating conversation based on good research and data! I’m thrilled, frightened, and hungry to learn more (just purchased Ross’ book). The key question Ross raises at the end (organized religion/arrogance blocking a new understanding of the whole meaning for our existence) is the BIG one for me and what make me so nervous about opening this Pandora’s box. Looking forward to hearing more from you on this topic!