Strange Summit

Thanks to photographer Stuart (Little City in Space) Mathews, here’s the 2004 meeting during Winona’s Strange Phenomena conference when Illinois Mutual UFO Network investigator Susan Murawski met The Modjeskis at their home (Jerry A. Modjeski, Susan, (Mrs.) Barbara & Jerry M. Modjeski).

Photo: Stuart Mathews

Jerry M. Modjeski (1935-2017)

Dad at the Grill

Dad at the Grill

Here’s a tribute to the man behind some of Scorchedear’s talents, Jerry M. Modjeski, lifelong resident of Winona, Minnesota, who passed away recently. (Obit)

I shared several important passions with Dad, including love of classic country-western music. He tape recorded himself at home playing instrumental guitar-harmonica on simplified arrangements of old favorites and standards. (Listen)fullsizerender

 

 

 

 

Dad was also keenly interested in UFOs, bigfoot and all things paranormal.

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For me, the Christmas gift of a yellow transistor radio encouraged my lifelong passion, along with noting my Dad’s late-night listening habits: clear-channel KDKA-Pittsburgh; Jim Bohannon; long-time fan of inquistive, acerbic Art Bell; back in the ’70s, WIND-Chicago’s Eddie Schwartz kept tabs on locals like ghost-hunter Richard Crowe, and from the Center for UFO Studies, Dr. J. Allen Hynek.img_0001

Dad, cartoon by Wayne Modjeski

Dad, cartoon by Wayne Modjeski

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