Jerry Modjeski – Fellow Traveler

Jerry Modjeski and I have very similar pursuits. We are both interested in all aspects of the paranromal, mind/ consciousness issues and research, and how it all fits together. Jerry hosted a program called the Musical Transportation Spree that was broadcast for over 15 years on public radio station KFAI in Minneapolis. He was a field investigator for MUFON and played weird music every week. My kind of guy.

We have not spoken much since this program was aired on January 5th of 2003, and I plan to remedy that situation soon. On this night we spanned the spectrum of the weird, speaking about his UFO investigations, ghosts and ouija boards, the Cash-Landrum UFO incident, and UFO songs. I played a few gems on the show, such as “(You’d Better Pray To The Lord) When You See Those Flying Saucers” and UFO contactee Frank Stranges’ audio documentary from the mid 1960s.

This was a really fun show and I’m glad that I found the CDs on which it was recorded. Hello Jerry, wherever you are!

Photo credit: Peter Stenshoel

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4 comments on “Jerry Modjeski – Fellow Traveler

  1. red pill junkie on said:

    Good show! You should have Jerry as guest more often :)

    BTW Greg, have you ever seen an old sci-fi film that was based on George Van Tassel and the Integratron? I remember seeing it back when I was a kid on Mexico’s TV channel 4 (with subtitles of course) and for the life of me I can’t find the name of it on the Internet!

    • RPJ,

      No. I’d sure like to see it though. It was an American production? Are you sure it wasn’t a documentary? What was the plot?

  2. red pill junkie on said:

    No, it wasn’t a docu. This was an old movie, but not b&w. From what I remember the plot was about a man who had received instructions from extraterrestrials to build this machine/installation that would rejuvenate people, with the intention of expanding the average human lifespan so we could have more time to solve the problem of space flight. But in the movie the man has mysteriously disappeared, and his son —who is portrayed as something of a James Dean wannabe— is harassed by MIBs, who want the secret of his father’s plans for the government, even though the young man just wants to goof around and do what teenagers have always done ;)

    At the end of the movie there’s this view of some spaceship flying high in the sky, so the idea was that the original inventor had returned from space to take his son away with him, seeing as humanity wasn’t ready yet for the kind of machine he was intending to build —the usual Sci-Fi time of the post-war era.

    Hopefully some Radio Misterioso fan will be able to provide us with the name of this film, and confirm I didn’t dream all this!

  3. drew hempel on said:

    Greg just started this podcast — amazing collapse of reality as I’m a long-time KFAI listener — I was even interviewed on KFAI briefly about activism for the Free Burma Coalition, activism that took me to L.A. for a protest against Unocal….

    Anyway didn’t know Jerry was in MUFON and into UFOs, etc. This is awesome. I’ve used the MN Mufon database to corroborate my own big black triangle sighting (too close for comfort) — I saw the craft up close as it flew slowly over the tree on our yard. I also saw it on the horizon – the lights — and watched it head towards our house — so I could triangulate it’s size and distance, etc.

    Anyway — ah he’s in Winona. Cool. I biked down there once!! haha. I slept one night on the Mississippi and got there the next day. So it’s over a hundred miles south and on the Mississippi river….I wanted to check out this little houseboat community.

    O.K. thanks Greg.

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