Mac Tonnies Memorial

Mac Tonnies, Paul Kimball, and Nick Redfern, 2006.

On Sunday, November 1st, Paul Kimball and Nick Redfern joined me to celebrate the life of our friend Mac Tonnies, who was found dead in his Kansas City apartment on October 22nd, apparently of natural causes.

The sense of great loss was still with us as we discussed Mac’s sharp intellect, great sense of humor and his effect on us and others interested in the fields of UFO study, forteanism, and futurism. He was also a damn good science fiction writer. His ideas on the UFO subject were refreshingly non-dogmatic and evinced a refusal to toe the extraterrestrial party-line.

Mac had so much more to give, but we’ll have to be content with his memory, internet output and published writings and his forthcoming book on his Cryptoterrestrial Hypothesis, due out in the spring. We hope this program was a fitting memorial to our late, dear friend.

The program begins and ends with recordings of Mac reading from the draft of his new book. For other Radio Misterioso interviews featuring Mac Tonnies, look here and here.

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2 Responses to Mac Tonnies Memorial

  1. dia says:

    Thanks so much for posting this show, Greg! It was great to listen to. I couldn’t help but imagine that Mac was there, too, though… sharing a laugh or two, but itching to put his two cents in!

  2. SpaceBrother says:


    Thanks for the compliment. I thought we didn’t concentrate on Mac enough, but I also thought that if he was listening from somewhere, he would be embarrassed if we talked about him too much!

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