High Strangeness: UFOs On The Air

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

UFOs On The Air

Today I'll be stopping in at the studios of Milwaukee Public Radio to record an interview for Lake Effect, a talk show about fascinating people, places and things in southeastern Wisconsin. Why they have made an exception for me, I do not know, but I plan to make the best of it.

The topic of the interview will be my recent coverage of the Burlington Vortex Conference for Milwaukee Magazine, which has given me pause to think back on that crazy weekend in October and put a few things in perspective. Was it really as goofy as I remember? Sure it was, but there were nuggets of pure gold amidst all the silliness.

I've gained a new appreciation for Mxxx, the leader of the Haunted Woods Tour and hostess of the Vortex Conference. Sure, I didn't shift into other dimensions when she led me into the belly of the Vortex, but maybe I did and I'm not sensitive enough to tell the difference. It's a cruel joke of nature: I want to experience these things, but I don't have the proper level of sensitivity. Is that fair? Mxxx is clearly more sensitive to the energy of the Vortex than I am, so it makes sense that her Vortex experience is far richer and far more dramatic than mine, and that she wants to share that experience with others. Maybe there really was a satyr in the woods that night, and he just galloped away before anyone could react.

My interview is scheduled to run on the January 18th edition of Lake Effect, at 10 am Central, on WUWM-FM 89.7, and rebroadcast at 11 pm that same night. The show will be available as a podcast after that at www.wuwm.com/lakeeffect.

Listen in, won't you?

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