Ep 30: An Interview with Leslie Kean: On Disclosure and Surviving Death
Welcome back to The UFO Rabbit Hole Podcast. I’m your host, Kelly Chase.
For today’s episode, I had the honor and the privilege of sitting down with someone who has been the driving force behind some of the most important breakthroughs in the UFO disclosure movement, journalist and author Leslie Kean.
Along with journalists Ralph Blumenthal and Helene Cooper, Kean is responsible for the now historic 2017 article in The New York Times entitled Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program that first revealed the existence of that program to the public. And in June of 2023, she teamed up with Ralph Blumenthal once again for another history-making piece in The Debrief about the stunning claims made by high-ranking intelligence official-turned-whistleblower. David Grusch, about the existence of secretive crash retrieval programs that are in possession of craft of non-human origin.
Just those two articles alone are enough to earn her an unchallenged spot on the Mount Rushmore of disclosure, but they hardly represent the totality of her work in the field. On top of writing countless articles, Leslie is also the author of the book UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record as well as the book Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife. `I’ll have all of that and more linked up in the episode description so you can check it out.
Later this week on December 9th, Leslie will be co-hosting the fourth meeting of the Inquiry Into Anomalous Experience and the Phenomenon conference series in New York City alongside organizer Jay Christopher King and James Iandoli. Speakers include Diana Walsh Pasulka, Tim Gallaudet, Michael Masters, Paul H. Smith, Peter Skafish, and Josh Cutchin. A surprise guest speaker was just announced, as well—pilot and Nimitz incident witness Alex Dietrich.
In-person tickets for this conference are currently sold out, but a limited number of livestream tickets are still available.
I will be in NYC for the conference. I’m really looking forward to it. And I couldn’t be more excited to share that new media company that I just launched with my co-conspirators, Jay Christopher King and Jordan Flowers, Ontocalypse Productions will be dropping the first trailer for our new docuseries The Beyond: UFOs and a New Reality at the conference. I can’t wait to share with you guys what we’ve been working on.
Alright. Without further ado, here is my interview with the legendary Leslie Kean.
More From Leslie Kean
WATCH: UFOs: Investigating The Unknown | Nat Geo
Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program | The New York Times
‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects | The New York Times