Six Months of Encounters USA
Six months ago, I had finished my last interview for Books in Heinessight. It was the first podcast I had ever done and I was becoming not only disillusioned, but my downloads and views were dropping every month.
I decided to do field investigations
I couldn’t blame anyone, my interest in the books and the authors I interviewed was sometimes half-hearted at best.
There was also another variable in the equation: I had been very interested in the paranormal authors I had interviewed and saw that I was not the only one interested in UFO’s, remote viewing, Bigfoot, and new phenomenon in which I was interested: the Dogman (Wolfen).
I also wanted to get out of the studio
Although I knew how to do a podcast, I didn’t have any idea how to do a paranormal podcast with three different topics. I had never heard of anyone trying to incorporate more than one topic, such as UFO’s, whereas I was attempting to combine all three seemingly unrelated topics.
However, once I started to seriously research them, I came to a rather refreshing conclusion: maybe Aliens, Bigfoot and Dogman are related in some way after all. However, I was still left with how to format the show. I didn’t know if I should do field investigations, podcasts and on site interview with investigators.
I wanted to avoid doing dull, traditional podcasts if I could.
Since I couldn’t make a decision, I decided to go forward and do all three. I assessed my assets. I had a mobile studio, a four wheel drive and all the camping equipment I needed. I decided I would do in studio interviews, in-the-field interviews and conduct my own research.
By incorporating Aliens, Bigfoot and Dogman, Encounters USA had become a truly revolutionary new kind of podcast. The only question was, would anyone agree? Then I made my first big mistake. I thought I could increase my chances of getting viewers by finding a co- host.
Soon, my co-host had someone practicing some kind of witchcraft on the show. It was at that time I had to re-think the show format.
Matthew Heines is an author and veteran of the US 82nd Airborne Division with over twenty years of experience teaching in the USA, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman. Matthew Heines has six books currently in publication titled, My Year in Oman, Another Year in Oman, Killing Time in Saudi Arabia, Deceptions of the Ages, The Rainier Paradigm and Heinessights: Wisdom for the Ages. Currently living near Seattle, in Washington State, Matthew Heines is active in politics and has run, and is currently running for the US House of Representatives.