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Whitley Strieber On Shrunken Heads And Wonder

Roberto Martinez

San Antonio-born Whitley Strieber has the notable distinction of being the only Worth Repeating storyteller ever played by Christopher Walken in a movie.

The movie, based on his book "Communion," is the story of his abduction by strange beings he has called "the visitors." The book rose to prominence and the writer has since produced more than 30 other nonfiction and fiction books. 

But this story is unlike those stories. This story traces his fascination with the universe and the human mind back to a 10-year-old boy, wandering around the Witte Museum.

This story was recorded for Worth Repeating September 4, 2018 at Brick. The theme was "Alien."

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Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org