It’s called the Blue Rose Report.
Here is a show oozing with occult intrigue and mythic significance. Lynch would tap into the seemingly unrelated realms of CSI style FBI investigation of a possible serial killer in an idyllic town, the Air Force’s UFO investigation called Project Bluebook, the occult war between the supernatural forces of the Black Lodge and White Lodge, the double crossing, drug dealing, prostituting, seedier side of a small community, the spiritual journey of a mystical FBI agent who uses a combination of Buddhism, dream analysis and divination techniques to fight crime and … did I mention the “Log Lady?”
These and many other magickal mysteries from the TV series Twin Peaks will be the first guideposts for our phenomenological exploration and criminal expose within this column. In our next installment we’ll dive deeply into the nitty gritty behind the creation of the series and the nature of Lynch’s vision and creative process, while paying special attention to the specific real world examples of paranormal research that back up the weird and wacky storyline of the Twin Peaks universe.
And we just might learn a little about Austin’s own darker underbelly, along the way.
Many people who are casually interested in the subject of UFOs have no idea that there are in fact a handful of competing schools of thought on the subject and that these off-shoot areas of research often do not revolve around the existence of identified extra-terrestrial craft. After the foundational phase of the “Modern UFO Era” inculcated the populace with myths of Close Encounters and Contacts with Flying Saucers, a new breed of researcher began expanding their perspectives by widening their knowledge base to encompass a variety of other seemingly related areas of inquiry. These arenas for research included parapsychology, shamanism, folklore, and other experimental and experiential modes of investigation. These new modes of looking at the broad spectrum of anomalous, Fortean (after researcher Charles Fort) mysteries often incorporated an understanding of deep-politics, and how parapolitical covert-operations and the ridicule factor are often used as a discrediting tool for social control and the mitigating of publicly perceived paradigms. In certain circles these alternative approaches have been branded as paranormal scientism, or as paranoid conspiracy theory, and are thus treated as being unscientific. And so we have a sort of CryptoUfology or ParaUfology; an unofficial ufological counter-culture of researchers looking into the deeper, hidden sides of UFOs and related paranormal phenomena.
A Blue Rose Report radio series, hosted by the author, was also created to discuss the Twin Peaks/UFO subject, and the themes and phenomena surrounding it. The first 20 episode season is available here.
The entire series has just been added to my iPod.