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                  JAN HARZAN,




                     KEVIN RANDLE
                           Host of
          A Different Perspective Radio Show
                                                         number of allegedly racist comments to his       Club.  While certainly not as egregious as the
                          on XZBN
                                                         Facebook page. MUFON took no action              racist and homophobic comments made by other
                                                         because they found no evidence of bigotry in his  members of the Inner Circle, the sexual nature
        Jan Harzan, the Executive Director of the
                                                         posts.                                           of that activity has now come back to haunt
        Mutual UFO Network, was arrested by
        Huntington Beach, California, police on July 3
                                                         The Inner Circle caused additional trouble for
        on charges of soliciting sexual activity with a
                                                         Harzan and MUFON after  Ventre’s rant.           Chris Cogswell was the MUFON Director of
        thirteen-year-old girl.
                                                         Although described by Harzan as a “donor level   Research who resigned because of what he
                                                         perk” without any real clout in the operation of  termed the “racist culture” at the organization.
        According to the Huntington Beach Police
                                                         MUFON, the website described it differently.     He said that the leadership at MUFON had been
        website, Harzan solicited the minor to meet
                                                         According to that website, “Inner Circle         problematic for years. The attitudes of some of
        with him for the purpose of engaging in sexual
                                                         members provide advisory guidance to             the State Directors and the members of the Inner
        activity. Instead of the young girl, Harzan was
                                                         MUFON and are included in annual conference      Circle certainly reflect that.
        arrested by detectives who were there to take
                                                         calls, attend private functions…” which sounds
        him into custody. He has been charged with
                                                         like something more significant than a donor     Before all this came to the attention of the UFO
        multiple felonies.
                                                         level perk.                                      community, MUFON had been involved in
                                                                                                          earlier scandals. John Carpenter, one time
        Harzan became the MUFON Executive Director
                                                         Importantly, the website added, “You’ll meet     MUFON’s Director of Abduction Research, sold
        in 2013, and since that time, MUFON has
                                                         other Inner Circle members at MUFON who are      confidential information and notes about the
        undergone a number of changes and endured
                                                         kindred spirits [emphasis added] and you’ll      abductees he interviewed and hypnotically
        several scandals that rocked the organization. In
                                                         participate in Inner Circle Only events.”        regressed to a third party. According to some of
        2018, John Ventre, the MUFON Pennsylvania
                                                                                                          those abductees, they had been told that the
        State Director and a member of MUFON’s
                                                         Joining Ventre and Harzan in this Inner Circle   information would remain confidential.
        “Inner Circle,” posted several racist comments
                                                         was J Z Knight, described as a New Age leader    Carpenter admitted that he had received cash
        on his personal Facebook page after learning
                                                         who channels a 35,000-year-old Lemurian          payments from Robert Bigelow through the
        about a Netflix series that he claimed promoted
                                                         warrior named Ramtha. While that sort of belief  Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies, on
        white genocide. Ventre wrote, “The last things
                                                         is not a disqualifying characteristic, her       multiple occasions, but, he said, his clients had
        blacks want is for white males to organize and
                                                         attitudes which were “filtered” through Ramtha   not been hurt and that he had just supplied notes
        that’s not too far away!”
                                                         said “To screw [though she used far stronger     rather than cases. However, in a letter dated June
                                                         language] over God’s chosen people”, meaning     29, 1996, Carpenter wrote to Bigelow, stating,
        In Harzan’s tepid response, he worried about the
                                                         the Jews. She said they’d earned enough cash to  “Personally, I want to thank you, Bob, for your
        social media world in which we all now live
                                                         have paid their way “out of the… gas chambers    assistance regarding the 140 cases I mailed to
        rather than the racist nature of the comments.
                                                         by now.”                                         you.”
        Harzan wrote, in part, “there is no justice in
        hate.” After an internal rebellion by a number of
                                                         Ramtha, speaking through Knight, added that      For those interested in this rather tangential tale,
        MUFON’s state directors, including the
                                                         Mexicans “breed like rabbits,” all gay men were  the complete story, including the documentation,
        resignation of a few, Harzan’s statement was
                                                         once Catholic priests and that organic farmers   can be found here:
        withdrawn, replaced by another and Ventre was
                                                         have questionable hygiene.             
        removed from his leadership positions in
                                                         To make matters worse, another member of the
                                                         Inner Circle was David MacDonald, who                                      Continues on Page 5
        Just last month, Ken Pfeiffer, MUFON Rhode
                                                         owned a flight service that provided a platform
        Island and  Vermont State Director, posted a
                                                         for those who wished to join the Mile-High
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