My Bio

 

Scott Colborn began his life-long interest in the paranormal at  age 8 when he received a gift in the form of a pictorial book on UFOs  from a colleague of his agronomist/scientist father. A daylight UFO  sighting witnessed by three other people in 1974 spurred him on further  to read everything he could on the subject. As he considered the  implications of this information, he furthered his knowledge base by  reading in many other subjects of the paranormal.  More on that in just a little bit.

Like so many youth of the 60's, Scott saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan TV show and knew he wanted to do that !  He joined some friends and played through Junior High and High School.  After two years of College, Scott went on the road with "Whale" and played a circuit through five States in the Midwest.

He re-kindled his passion and love of guitar in 1995 and began to teach guitar, and in 2006 began teaching rock and blues guitar full-time.  He continues to offer individual lessons and enjoys teaching several groups of youth during the Summer via the Bright Lights Summer Learning Adventure.


During the 1980′s and 90′s, Scott played a part in helping to  facilitate 8 internationally attended conferences on the paranormal and  the unexplained held in Lincoln, NE, and began researching and  interviewing people who had extraordinary experiences to gain more  insight from the witness accounts. In 1988 Scott co-founded the  Extraordinary Experiences support group in Lincoln, NE, that allowed  people who had transcendent, peak and extraordinary personal experiences  to meet regularly in an atmosphere of respect, trust and fellowship. In  1991 Scott had a second sighting; a triangular-shaped object hovering  over the Nebraska State Patrol Building in Lincoln, NE.


Scott originated the “Exploring Unexplained Phenomena” radio talk  program with then co-host Ray Boeche in 1984, and the “EUP” program  continues every Saturday morning 10 am – 12 noon Central Time.  The  “EUP” radio program is believed to be the world’s longest running  paranormal talk radio program, interviewing guests worldwide via phone  each Saturday morning since 1984


Scott Colborn  is the former International Director of the Fortean Research Center  (now defunct) based in Lincoln, NE, with international membership.  The  Fortean Research Center published a Journal and held regional and  international conferences and events.  Scott is the former Nebraska  State Director for the Mutual UFO Network.  Interest and appreciation  for the work of Charles Fort continues to be a large part of how Scott  looks at the mysteries of our time, in that allegedly separate aspects  of the paranormal often have connections to each other that are only  found by listening carefully to the witness.  What might be a UFO  encounter with beings to one researcher may be a ghost or spirit  encounter to another researcher, or perhaps an OBE (out-of-body  experience). Scott believes that by asking questions and listening  carefully to the witness, one often finds connections between what may  appear at first glance to be separate categories and distinct areas of  the paranormal.  Having a more complete understanding of the  extraordinary experience may allow for a better understanding ultimately  of who we are, why we’re here, and where we are going.


An open-minded, well-read and tolerant Christian, Scott makes his home  in Lincoln, NE, where he teaches rock and blues guitar  professionally.  He’s the father of two wonderfully  talented children, still hoping to find the love of his life (besides the guitar) and the guardian and friend of Mac the good dog.  Scott prefers books and good conversation to TV and a guitar is always  close by.


The Exploring Unexplained Phenomena  radio program, broadcasting weekly on Saturday mornings 10 am – 12 noon  Central Time since 1984, is regarded as the world’s  longest-running paranormal talk radio program.. Original host Scott  Colborn and guests worldwide have fun, intelligent and in-depth  conversation on the mysteries of our time in a commercial-free  environment.


Since 1998 Scott has been  either the organizer, researcher, and/or facilitator of the Ghosts of  Lincoln bus tours.  In recent years Scott has taken over the role of  storyteller and his daughter Melissa Colborn helps keep him in line in  this fun family business.  The original founder of the tour was Dale  Bacon, deceased but never far from us in thought and prayer.  Follow  this link for more information on the Ghosts of Lincoln bus tours:
http://www.ghostsoflincoln.com .


Two of Scott’s favorite quotes are:

“It’s important to keep your mind open, but not so open that your brain falls out.” —Andrew Neher.

“Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.” — Mark Twain.

Circa 1967 !  That's my cool `66 Fender Telecaster that I still have.