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The Mysterious San Luis Valley-Part 1 – SLVoices
Thanks. I downloaded it a little while ago.
Your welcome. Having heard it I can't say the opening episode was any great shakes but by time it talks about his DAP maybe it will get more interesting. The initial episode went over known ground.
I just listened to that yesterday. I don't recall ever hearing about the experience he talked about, where he was followed by some mighty strange entities as a child. But yeah, it was really just setting the stage for the rest of the series. That outfit is pretty much local to me, and their audience might have never heard of COB. He seems to be back to the more laid back and more open guy I saw give a talk in Crestone about 20 years ago. His detour through the Paracast realm seems to have done him more harm than good. Whatever one may think of him, his work in the SLV and his books about it are good, solid stuff. It was hard work, in an area that will chew up and spit out anyone without the right stuff. Doesn't matter if one is rich or poor, smart or dumb, industrious or lazy. The simple truth is, most newcomers don't last long in the valley. I don't live in the valley (yet) but I've spent a lot of time there and I've seen many people come and go. Some feel drawn there, and seem to think all they need to do is just get themselves there physically and Nirvana will happen. Many of them hitchhike out several months later with all their worldly possessions on their backs. I'm just about stubborn and resourceful enough to make a go of it there, and retirement is getting pretty close for me, so the lack of jobs in the valley will cease to be an obstacle. We'll see.
It takes an extra strong dose of mental toughness and a deep well of resilience to be a successful rancher over there, and the fact that a guy with an "east coast accent" who hadn't been there very long managed to win the trust of many of them still impresses me. I think a big part of it was just his willingness to listen to what they had to say about very stressful experiences without judgment or leading questions. That trait seems to be more and more scarce among investigators. People who survive by their wits are quick to pick up on it. Like people who survive on the streets of a big city, they have a keen sense of who can be trusted and who can't. Any harsh, unforgiving environment will sharpen those skills.
Here's part 2!
The Mysterious San Luis Valley-Part 2 – SLVoices
I listened to that episode the other day.
He's mentioned the two dimensional creepies he saw as a kid on the Paracast a couple of times
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