Monday, March 24, 2008

The 2007 Zorgy Awards

Ladies and gentlemen, here are the results of the 2007 Zorgy Awards, and the 2008 inductees to The Other Side of Truth Halls of Shame and Fame, the voting for which took place in November and December of last year. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to vote - this was the second year for the awards, and "turnout" was higher than in the first year, which is always a good sign!

Best Website (Forums)
Book of Thoth - 153
Above Top Secret - 100
Department 47 - 64
The Paracast Forums - 53

Best Website (News Summary)
The Daily Grail - 1,058
The Anomalist - 193
The Debris Field - 63
UFO Review - 36

Top UFO Story of 2007
O'Hare UFO Sighting - 312
Walter Haut affidavit - 56
Kucinich sees a UFO - 52
Roswell's 60th anniversary - 38

Best publication (Print)
Fortean Times - 221
UFO Magazine - 92
Fate - 77
Saucer Smeared - 26

Best Cryptozoologist
Loren Coleman - 524
Nick Redfern - 76
Dr. Karl Shuker - 55
Jonathan Downes - 30

Top Podcast
Binnall of America - 306
Book of Thoth - 130
Strange Days... Indeed - 75
Culture of Contact - 31

Best Paranormal Blog
UFO Mystic - 161
The Debris Field - 151
Posthuman Blues - 76
Odd Things - 32

Best UFO / Paranormal Troublemaker
Alfred Lehmberg - 178
Jeremy Vaeni - 85
James W. Moseley - 72
David Biedny - 67

Best Ufologist
Stanton T. Friedman - 244
Nick Redfern - 131
Nick Pope - 62
Jerome Clark - 48

Hall of Fame Inductees
Art Bell - 110 votes (22%)
John Keel - 79 votes (16%)

Hall of Shame inductees
Kal K. Korff - 102 votes (23%)
Linda Moulton Howe - 72 votes (16%)

Note: Previous inductees can be seen here.

Congrats from both Rear Admiral Zorgrot and yours truly to the winners!

Paul Kimball


Mac said...

Great pictures!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mr. Kimball!

If only Alien Worlds Magazine had been on the stands at nomination time. Next year Mr. Miller takes top honors.

Greg Bishop said...


Ufomystic thanks you and the voters. And congrats to the other winners!


David Biedny said...

I'm happy that I personally was in the list of troublemakers, but The Paracast didn't even make the short list of podcasts? Seriously? Hmmm....

Anonymous said...

Is this the part where we say it's an honor just to be nominated, Paul? :) Seriously, all of us at Department 47 are thrilled by the acceptance and support we've received from the Internet UFO community. We're thankful for every one of the fine, sincere people who've found their way to our board.

Congrats to all the winners!

Department 47

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm with dB on that. "The Paracast" didn't finish in the top four? How can that be? I'm not hearing things on the other shows (especially the pay-only SDI which I'm not hearing at all) that is discernably better than The Paracast. No offense, Tim and Jeremy.

Paul Kimball said...

The Paracast wasn't nominated because not enough people wrote in to nominate it back in the fall. Simple as that.

Anonymous said...

I, for one, will not suck up to Kimball or the voters. It's crap being nominated and losing is crappier. You people make me sick.

Jeremy Vaeni said...

Marmer, my show IS discernibly better. I say "shit" a lot.

Paul, you should use that duck to recreate the Billy Meier "forced perspective" photos shot for shot. That would make you my hero.

Paul Kimball said...

Jer Jer:
Until you have me on your show, you just won't be a real podcast, and so people will never vote for you. Simple fact.
Call me. We'll talk! :-)