He is back in the US and somewhat active on Twitter. He gave two interviews recently with what I thought were bombshell revelations but neither went viral. People want 80-90% familiar/expected with 10% juicy and jarring. He is way above 10%. Even though, in my thinking, the events he describes are in accordance with the laws of nature and people. So he attracts either crackpots (to whom all conspiracies make sense) or really smart people (who are rare). Not enough to achieve lift-off.
The few that I retold the story to, people who are close to me and think highly of him by extension... immediately expressed huge doubt. Like Feynman said, I have varying degrees of confidence in all things and know nothing completely but his honesty comes so close to one end of that scale that effectively I harbor no doubts.