Some additional information (but not all) concerning a number of my hobby activities :


-  In 2000 my comic strip, The Adventures of Scanner Dweeb , was published in Popular Communications Magazine each month for six years, from 2000 to 2006. I've also done other comics, but none as popular as Scanner Dweeb was. (Scanner Dweeb and My other comics).

- For 8 years (2001-2008) I ran a news blog NewsBlab.com  that received a 'BEST OF' Award given by the Colorado Springs Gazette. Some of my stories were, at one time or another, also reported on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and CNN; as well as on other news websites and in print publications, including the Colorado Springs Gazette. A number of my news photos and videos were used in a variety of publications and TV news shows.

-  In 2001 I took a month off work to photograph a moose that was wandering through Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs. My moose photos and I appeared on numerous TV news stories, newspaper articles, radio interviews.

- I was also the team photographer for the Colorado Springs Koalas, a women's football team.

- In 2003 I got involved with all things paranormal. This lasted until approx 2014. In 2015 I began my journey from dark to light. I was SAVED not long after that. My path following the Holy Spirit, instead of an evil spirit took me on my current path of following the Word of God, The Bible.  I now realize I was then attracting the demonic, but now I don't look in that direction. To show you what I once was, a pastor advised me to share this dark journey with others as a warning. This can be seen on my paranormal Facebook page and within my past Ghost Gab podcasts.

- During this time I appeared on the Discovery Channel (America's Most Secret Structures), and the Military Channel (America's Most Secret Structures) for a project I did to track orbiting space objects using an existing Air Force radar signal. More can be seen in articles linked below about this project.

- I also appeared on an episode A&E (Dog The Bounty Hunter, Colorado Springs episode).

- I also appeared on A&E, BIO, Lifetime (My Ghost Story, season 2 and 3 stories, Tale of a Crypt, Linda's Lights).

- Some books I'm mentioned in : Ghosts of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak, By Stephanie Waters; Colorado Legends & Lore, By Stephanie Waters; Forgotten Tales of Colorado, By Stephanie Waters; Speaking to the Dead with Radios, By Michael Hobert Edwards; Supernatural Media's Guide To Ghost Box Hacks By Shawn Taylor, Daniel Morgan; The Double-Blind Ghost Box By Shawn Taylor, Daniel Morgan; Orbs and Light Beings, Living Light Illuminated By Elizabeth Eagle and Grace Butler.


-  A 2013 episode of my Space Gab Podcast was featured in the opening scenes of the COSMOS Movie 2019.

- High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program : My various HAARP Campaigns


- In 2008 I started playing the djembe (hand drum) and have since participated in numerous drum circles where I played my djembe and other hand drums.


-  In 2007 I ran for Colorado Springs Mayor in 2007.

I completed a 36 year career with the United States Government; a 4 year tour in the Air Force and 32 years as an Army (GS) and Air Force (GS) Civilian. During this time I supported the following areas of government service:

- AF Security Police (Mid 1970's)
- DOD Police Officer (Mid 1980's)
- Army Electronic Technician for: (Mid 1980's to early 1990's)
   - Test Program Set (TPS) Development (Automated Test Division)

       - Air Force Logistical support for: (Early 1990's to 2012)
- Missile Warning & Space Surveillance (MWSS)
- Cheyenne Mountain Air Station (NORAD)
- Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS)
- Eglin Radar Transmitter/Receiver
- PAVE PAWS Radar
- Global Positioning System (GPS)
- Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN)
- Defense Meteorological Satellites Program (DMSP)
- Launch and Test Range Systems (LTRS) (Supporting the US Space & Launch Program)

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Contact : mikecoletta@aol.com

Freestyle Improvisational Hand Drummer

I sometimes participate in traditional facilitated drum circles, where everyone plays the beats assigned by a Drum Circle Facilitator. These type circles are many times limited to the group playing beats the facilitators choose. Some use simple beats, some favor more complex beats, while others use beats of a particular culture.
But, being a freestyle improvisational drummer, I much more enjoy the freestyle drum circle, where anyone may begin a beat, even a novice. Everyone else either mirrors the beat or plays a beat that complements that beat. Everyone contributes. Some of the best circles I've drummed at were started with very simple beats and then the circle of beats took on a life of their own. It was Awesome!!!

Some of the places I've played (2008 - Present):

2021 Colorado Springs Festival of Lights Parade, 2021 Pueblo Holistic Fair, AIMs Community College Drum Circle, Greeley CO., Affinity at Fort Collins, Longmont Community Drum, Dilly Dally's Irish Pub, Fort Collins, CO., Earth Day Celebration at El Pueblo Museum, Owl Apothecary in Florence Colorado, Canon City First Friday, The Hive, Canon City Colorado, Northside Christian, Pueblo Colorado, Agape Fellowship, Pueblo Colorado, Rawlings Library, Pueblo Colorado, Pueblo Riverwalk, Pueblo Colorado, Pueblo Holistic Fair, PCC, Pueblo Colorado, The Last Dollar Inn, Cripple Creek CO, Manitou Springs Carnivale Parade, Manitou Springs CO, Manitou Springs Drum Circle, Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, Sacred Hoop Ministry Yurt Drum Circle, Woodland Park CO, Garden Of The Gods, Full Moon Drum Circle, Manitou Springs Colorado Street Shops, St Patrick's Day Parade, Colorado Springs CO, Pridefest Parade, Colorado Springs CO, 2nd Saturday Art Walk Parade, Sacramento CA, Downtown Old Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, 2012 Spirits of Colorado Paranormal Convention, Victor CO, 2010 & 2011 CISF Annual Picnic, Colorado Springs CO, Celebration, Metaphysical Fair, Colorado Springs CO, Celebration Metaphysical Fair, Denver CO, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Colorado Springs CO, Journeys For Conscious Living, Arvada CO, Janis' Awesome Halloween Party, Monument CO, 2009 Roswell UFO Festival, Roswell NM, Monument Valley Park Pavilion, Colorado Springs CO, America The Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs CO, Memorial Park Pavilion, Manitou Springs CO, Soda Springs Park Pavilion, Manitou Springs CO, Juneteenth Celebration, Colorado Springs CO, Summit of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs CO