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Mac Tonnies

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 06:33:37 -0400
Archived: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 06:33:37 -0400
Subject: Mac Tonnies




Source: Forteania Blog

http://forteania.blogspot.com/2011/10/mac-tonnies.html

Monday, October 17, 2011


Mac Tonnies
by Tony Morrill

Two years ago tomorrow (or today depending upon when you read
this) on October 18, 2009 Mac Tonnies passed away leaving behind
many, many unfinished mysteries yet to be solved. Unfortunately
I never had the chance to engage him in conversation, so I can
only speak personally about what affect he has had on my views
of the paranormal and assorted Fortean topics right before and
since his untimely death.

It was about three years ago or so that I first started
listening to Tim Binnall's Binnall of America podcast. At the
time, as I have recounted on this blog and elsewhere in the
past, I was a pretty hardcore ETH kind of guy. So people like
Greg Bishop and Nick Redfern really got under my skin. After all
they were espousing such, as far as I was concerned, almost
heretical ideas that maybe just maybe the occupants of UFOs
weren't the little Grey guys that I knew them to be. But perhaps
worst of all was this Mac Tonnies fellow that I heard originally
on Binnall of America. The episode in question was from about
two years prior to when I heard it, back when Tim would
occasionally spread the interviews over the course of multiple
episodes.

The first part of Mac's interview was acceptable for me, I
didn't really take any great umbrage with it. The interview
focused on his book After the Martian Apocalypse which discusses
the idea that perhaps there are more to some of the anomalous
features on our sister planet Mars than meets the eye. Or that
have been given their fair share of serious attention by NASA
scientists. But as I was going to learn, Mac deftly maneuvered
the sometimes fine line between Hoagland-esgue "every rock must
be artificial" kind of rationale and the fundamentalist
skepticism that seems to seep out of NASA in regards to the
likelihood of there being ancient alien artifacts anywhere in
our solar system. In 'classic' Mac Tonnies fashion, he simply
said that there just may be something worth investigating on
this planet it may not be what we think it is, whether we are
skeptic or believer, so why not go and find out?


[More at site... & thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]


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