Peter W. Merlin is an aerospace historian who has been researching the history of Area 51 since 1984 and has written numerous articles on the subject. He has also appeared on such television programs as Modern Marvels, Mystery Hunters, Man-Moment-Machine, Inside Area 51, UFO Down To Earth, Return to Area 51, Atomic Journeys, UFO Hunters, Mystery Quest, and others.
As a freelance writer Merlin has published articles in a variety of periodicals, covering subjects from aerospace history to nuclear weapon accidents. He is the author of Mach 3+: NASA/USAF YF-12 Flight Research, 1969-1979 (NASA, 2001), From Archangel to Senior Crown – Design and Development of the Blackbird (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2008), Ikhana Unmanned Aircraft System Western States Fire Missions (NASA, 2009), “The Evolution of Remotely Piloted Research Vehicles,” NASA’s Contributions to Aeronautics, Vol. 2, edited by Dr. Richard P. Hallion (NASA, 2010), and X-Plane Crashes – Exploring Experimental, Rocket Plane and Spycraft Incidents, Accidents and Crash Sites, with Tony Moore (Specialty Press, 2008). He also co-authored Donald L. Mallick’s autobiography, The Smell of Kerosene: A Test Pilot’s Odyssey (NASA, 2003).
As a founding member of the X-Hunters Aerospace Archeology Team, he also specializes in recovering historic aircraft artifacts from crash sites in the southwestern United States, especially from the areas surrounding Edwards Air Force Base, California, and Groom Lake, Nevada. He has visited over 100 aircraft wrecks including the X-1A, X-2, X-15, XP-80A, XB-51, XB-70, N-9M, YB-49, U-2, A-12, YF-12A, and SR-71.
Merlin was born in Hollywood, California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Merlin is a member of the Flight Test Historical Foundation, Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation, National Atomic Museum Foundation, Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame, and is an Associate Member of Roadrunners Internationale.
He spends much of his time exploring the southwestern United States in search of ghost towns, mines, caves, prehistoric ruins and rock art, nuclear test sites, abandoned missile silos, fossils, and interesting natural features.
He has also journeyed to the mountains of Baja California, Mexico, and the Tassili N’Ajjer plateau region of the central Sahara Desert in Algeria to photograph prehistoric cave paintings. Merlin occasionally lectures on aerospace history and prehistoric archeology.
Welcome all as we welcome back one of the good guys on the internet. Especially one of the good guys doing online radio, and he’s no stranger to this show Mr Steve Younis is going to be back on with me.
Steve Younis might be best known to my listeners as the man behind the website Superman Homepage. Which is where any, and all Superman fans like myself get their info. He’s been on the show before, and he’s also a podcaster, and is the ultimate insider when it comes to Superman reports, and news information on the web.
He’s a true gentleman, and a friend of ours here, and I cannot think of a better way to bring in our 3rd show of this new year than this! With none other then Steve Younis…
Check us out live at 10pm est! For now check out his websites, and make sure you bookmark them.
Tonight I return from a 2 month hiatus!!!
First hour I’ll tell everyone why I took the two months off, and where the show is heading to in the future.
A Lot of people have speculated that the show wouldn’t continue or that I would get bored with the show, and maybe quit. Well tonight I will answer all your questions.
A lot has happened in the last few months, and a lot has changed, and with change in my personal life the show had to be put on hold for a moment. Tonight I will explain the situations as best I can.
Second hour we will tackle a very serious subject…
Cyber bullying…. With a very special guest Nick Korkos aka Twilight Saga Sucks!
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Join us for an end of the year bash, and also it’s my birthday! Hey check that out another year older. Yeah I turn 35 at the stroke of midnight so I was thinking of staying on for a full 3 hours… Not sure yet if I’ll make it that long but it’s the plan.
As the very special show that this will be with it being end of the year, did we survive 2012? Well if this show is taking place then we must have survived the end of days right? Well if things are falling down all around us, and we still have any time left before total darkness takes over the earth, and this is my last birthday then I cannot think of anyone better to spend it with then you all.
But there is one guest who I would want on more then anyone else, and as most know about me I love ufology! And nobody in the world of Ufology brings more wisdom then Stephen Bassett, and well we all know that but if anyone can come close to him it would have to be Stanton Friedman! Now neither of those guys will be on this week.
But if anyone could come close to those two guys I would say somewhere in there if you look at the list I think we would come to a man who’s changed Ufology for the better, and it would have to be none other then UFO PHIL!
UFO Phil, also known as Phil Hill is a native of Roswell, New Mexico and who currently resides in Hollywood.
UFO Phil writes novelty songs about extraterrestrials and science fiction. According to his official website, he is also a multi-instrumentalist, playing every instrument heard on every UFO Phil song.
He is the star of UFO Phil: The Movie, and his music has been played on the Dr. Demento Show.
UFO Phil is also a regular guest caller on Coast to Coast AM and has appeared on the show live to perform an acoustic version of one of his songs.
In 2010, UFO Phil appeared in the documentary film The People vs. George Lucas along with Gary Kurtz and David Prowse. The movie is a feature-length film about Star Wars creator George Lucas.
Phil also penned a song, entitled “Dear George Lucas”, which is heard on the film’s soundtrack. In 2010, UFO Phil claimed to be working on a way to harness free electricity from the air and distribute it to the people of the world.
This was possible, according to Phil, because of a reactor blueprint given to him by the “Good Aliens”.
Phil said he planned to construct his power plant at his new home on top of Pikes Peak. In January, 2011, UFO Phil announced plans to construct a full-sized limestone pyramid, modelled after the Great Pyramid of Giza, at Alcatraz Island. He spoke about this last time he was on the show with us.
Other pyramids are planned atop Pikes Peak in Colorado and behind the Hollywood Sign.
In 2011, Phil announced plans for a Concert for the Aliens to take place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California to welcome the arrival of extraterrestrials on the same date. Phil claims blue aliens from the Planet Zaxon will arrive on Earth to correspond with the end of the Mayan Calendar.
In 2012, UFO Phil claimed aliens from Planet Zaxon were appointing him President of Earth.
Now our show will take place AFTER Zaxon comes down to earth, and now Phil is appointed President of Earth!
So folks tonight I will spend my time with Earth President UFO PHIL who will join us after the first break, and will be with us for a full hour.
Maybe longer it all depends on how busy he is after all he will be the Earth President by this point.
Also we might have a special guest who will join Ufo Phil his lovely assistant Zee Michaels. (Who’s of no relations to Les Michaels.) She’s awesome, and very knowledgeable in all things!
I’m not sure if they will make it or who else will be on the show yet I might have other “Special guests” on but I’ll clear that with Ufo Phil, and will post an update here as we get close to the show date…
It would be great if they all made it out to celebrate our survival of 2012, UFO Phil’s presidential acceptance, and my birthday also. But I would hope to also have all of you out to enjoy this very special episode of “INSIDE Tha Jackals Head” so please make sure you make it out for this show… It’s going to be EPIC!Read More