Audio Interviews—Alternate Perceptions Magazine, September 2019
Hosted by Brent Raynes
Rev. Michael J.S. Carter is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He moved to New York City in 1980 and lived there for 27 years, working as a professional actor before moving to Asheville. Michael is an ordained Interfaith Minister and received his BA Degree in Letters from the College of New Rochelle where he graduated cum laude. He received his Masters in Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City (class of 2000). He has served as a staff chaplain (Board Certified) at Lenox Hill Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, Beth Israel Cancer Center, Methodist Hospital, and New York Hospital Queens while residing in New York City.
While serving various Unitarian Universalist Congregations in New York, Michael was trained as an anti-racism trainer and has been recognized by President Clinton for his efforts. Michael was also a weekly columnist for the Asheville Citizen Times, and has written articles for the Black Mountain News, and The Tryon Daily Bulletin, both local North Carolina Newspapers. A long time UFO Contactee, his Book Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials In The Holy Bible, was (in March of 2014) number one on Amazon.com’s list of UFO related books. Michael has also appeared on George Noory’s Coast To Coast radio show, and on George Noory’s TV show, “Beyond Belief” on Gaia Television. He has also appeared as a regular guest on Midnight in the Desert, with host Heather Wade. Ms. Wade had taken over for Mr. Art Bell. He credits also include appearing on Academy Award winning actress, Shirley Maclaine’s radio show, as well as author, Whitley Strieber radio show, “Unknown Country.” Michael has also appeared this past July 2016 as a guest speaker at the Phoenix MUFON gathering.
Michael has written articles for on the topic of UFOs and Religion for such publications as UFO Magazine, Alien Encounters (A British Publication), The MUFON UFO Journal, Contact Forum, The S.P.A.C.E. (Support Program for Abductees Contact Encounters) which is a UFO experiencer support group in New York City. He has also spoken at various UFO Conferences, such as the Second Philadelphia Need To Know Conference, The Annual Long Island UFO Conference with the late Budd Hopkins, as well as appearing on radio and TV shows across the Nation. Rev. Carter has also appeared on Japanese TV talking about UFOs and The Bible.
Other TV appearances include being a regular consultant on The History Channel’s, Ancient Aliens Series, as well as being featured in the UFO TV Documentary, The Real 4400. Rev. Carter was also feature in Steven Spielberg’s TV documentary, Abduction Diaries for the Sci-Fi Channel. “Diaries” was the precursor to the Spielberg’s HBO series, “Taken.” Author Whitely Strieber calls Rev. Carter’s first book, Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials in The Holy Bible, “the best book ever written on the topic.” His three other books are, A New World If You Can Take It: God, Extraterrestrials, and The Evolution of Human Consciousness. God Consciousness: A 30 Day Meditation Manual for God Conscious Thinking. His most recent addition is, The Metaphysics of Spiritual Healing and the Power of Affirmative Prayer. All of his books may be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes& Nobles.com
Michael also serves on the advisory board of The Foundation For Research into Extraterrestrial and Extraordinary Encounters, or FREE. Michael continues to serve as a minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swanannoa Valley, located in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, as well as serving as a consulting minister for The Thermal Belt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Tryon, North Carolina.
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