Guests Midnight Society

Wednesday, March 17th – Guest: Mark O’Connell

Mark O’Connell – The Close Encounters Man

Mark O’Connell shares his research into the strange UFO career and work of Dr. J. Allen Hynek.


Mark O’Connell has written several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – one of which, the DS9 episode “Who Mourns For Morn?,” was named by Hugo-winning science fiction writer Charlie Jane Anders as No. 72 on the list of the Top 100 Star Trek episodes of all time. Mark has had feature film projects in development with Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Launchpad Productions, Barcelona Films and Al Ruddy Productions. He currently writes the UFO blog High Strangeness at and made his reality show debut in 2015 on Mysteries at the Monument on The Travel Channel. Mark teaches screenwriting at DePaul University in Chicago. He lives with his wife Monica in Wisconson.


The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs



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