Jack Barranger is a retired professor of Critical Thinking and English at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California. His first book, Knowing When to Quit, became a best-seller in the field of self-help. When he took the problem of people finding themselves in unwanted situations to a deeper level, the book Past Shock was the result. Jack is known to have been one of the most innovative and original college teachers who consistently challenged students in extremely rewarding ways. His books go beyond what he could teach in the classroom except when, on occasion, he could challenge students in Critical Thinking with the many alternative views that he has so carefully researched and explored. With a background in theology combined with an intense desire for the truth, Jack is one of the few pioneers to expose the origins of religion-- origins that were previously shrouded in the past or simply covered up by modern authorities.
Appearing during the middle two hours, retired Professor Jack Barranger picked up where Zecharia Sitchin left off to discuss how the Annunaki (alleged ET beings who came to Earth in antiquity) created humanity as a slave race to mine gold for them. These beings, thought of as gods, conditioned humanity to remain ignorant and slave-like, he suggested. A series of events and fears were created by the Annunaki to keep humans obedient and unquestioning, said Barranger. These included the ousting of Adam & Eve from the Garden of Eden, the destruction of the Tower of Babel, and the threat of hell. Other "past shocks," included the Great Flood and the passage of Mars close to Earth, both of which created cataclysmic circumstances that left an imprint on mankind. The Annunaki, he noted, left Earth around 800 BC.The last hour of the show featured Open Lines. ... More »Host: George Noory