Sunday, January 26, 2014

9 Women Who Shaped Science Fiction



I didn't know The Mummy was written by a woman:9 Women Who Shaped Science Fiction

Vintage Space Age Lady

My friend and sister in Forteana Lesley Gunter has been posting some great vintage UFO related images on her Facebook page lately, and I've been happily stealing them from her. I don't know the original sources -- where she's been finding them, but I've been enjoying them. Here's one; a vintage Space Age Lady. Don't know the decade but maybe late 1950s or 1960s?





Sunday, January 19, 2014

UFO Magazine - UFO Magazine Blog - Frank Feschino And The Incident At Strange�Creek!

The prolific and well versed Alfred Lehmberg, UFO Magazine contributor, gives us some interesting news concerning one of UFO's famous cases, the Flatwoods Monster encounter:
UFO Magazine - UFO Magazine Blog - Frank Feschino And The Incident At Strange Creek!: Well, the 2014 iteration of the New Year got off to a fast start for researcher Frank Feschino, Jr! � He received a phone call from still another witness in West Virginia who claimed, and convincingly, that he may had seen the so-called "Flatwoods Monster" in Braxton County back in September of 1952, too. Verily and meat appears to be on that bone. For Frank, it was a new first-hand witness to personally come forward and speak to him in several years. Frank called me almost immediately and explained the series of events.
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He explained that this current "Monster" sighting report, according to the eyewitness, did not occur in Flatwoods at the time Mrs. May and the boys saw it on the Fisher Farm at 8:00 pm. Moreover, it did not even occur on the night of September 12, 1952!
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Monday, January 13, 2014

Mr. UFO Tim Beckley, on UFO Digest

Timothy Beckley, "Mr. UFO" has been, and continues to be, one of UFO Land's most prolific and over all awesome (yep, I said "awesome") contributors. And writers. And researchers.  Here's an article by Sean Casteel (a writer and researcher in his own right, also "awesome") for UFO Digest on Mr. Beckley.



Thursday, December 12, 2013

Random Fortean Mag of the Day: Fortean Times, May 1999

FT May 1999
pg 39 FT

I have about ten of those plastic magazine holders full of Fortean Times, UFO Magazine, Nexus, Fate, Strange, and other esoteric mags. A huge job going through the "room of doom" full of books and materials, all related to UFOs and general Fortean subjects. Here's a random issue I pulled: Fortean Times, May 1999. Next job: organizing all those issues! Or, and, I might start selling them off; haven't decided on that yet. In the meantime, it's been fun looking through them.

One of the articles in the May 1999 issue was Loving the Alien by Nigel Watson, artwork by Fabrice Parme, Alex Howe. The lead-in to the piece:

"UFOs were once thought to be probing our planet with a view to invasion and colonisation. Today's UFO occupants are more likely to be probing our bodies and minds. Nigel Watson doesn't think much of their chat-up lines but marvels at Their pulling power." 
pg 37 FT, Reptilian lover contactee Pamela Stonebrook in insert


pg 38 FT



Saturday, July 13, 2013

Art Bell Returns!

Lesley Gunter reports that Art Bell is due to return. Link and a bit more at her blog:The Debris Field: A couple things

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hello! | UFO Magazine | Nancy Hayfield Birnes

New UFO Magazine is now available. On-line! This is a new direction for the magazine (of which I am proud to be on their writing staff) and you can download the PDF free! Visit the site for more information and UFO Magazine goodness. Hello! | UFO Magazine | Nancy Hayfield Birnes

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Slide Show Book Review: UFOs in Wartime

My first YouTube venture; Cafe Esoterica's Slide Show Book Review of Mack Maloney's UFOs in Wartime.



Didn't know what I was doing, had to convert the Keynote to Quick Time for it to load to YouTube, timing of slides went all glitchy, but overall, I think it's okay. Next one will be better!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

George Van Tassel 1964

(thanks to Adam Gorightly who posted this on FB)

Monday, May 13, 2013

McMenamins Store - 14th Annual UFO Fest T-Shirt

Like this year's T-shirt design for McMinnville's UFO Fest. Looking forward to all the speakers: Nick Pope, George Knapp, Linda Moultan Howe, Jim Sparks.McMenamins Store - 14th Annual UFO Fest T-Shirt

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Edward R. Murrow: Case of the Flying Saucer

This is a real gem. Edward R. Murrow investigating flying saucers. Interviews with Kenneth Arnold, etc.

Monday, April 15, 2013

General Zod & the Ashtar Command | TDG - Science, Magick, Myth and History

From Red Pill Junkie at The Daily Grail:General Zod & the Ashtar Command | TDG - Science, Magick, Myth and History. With video clips.
"To any seasoned UFO buff, this should immediately you of the infamous Vrillon transmission, broadcast on the Hannington transmitter of Southern Television in the United Kingdom for six minutes at 5:10 PM on Saturday November 26, 1977. Vrillon claimed to be a representative of the Ashtar Command, and his message is consistent with the typical 'space-brotherly' tone of peace & a call to disarmament.

Although many people consider it to be nothing but a hoax, to this day the identity of the perpetrator —who at that would have needed considerable technical expertise to hijack the signal of a TV station— has never been discovered." ~ rpj, The Daily Grail

Sunday, April 7, 2013

New Facebook pic

I changed my Facebook profile picture the other night to this:






I thought it a perfect image to represent me. Love its retro look and the time era fits, and the U.F.O. book in her hand, what could be better? No idea though about the photo's history. Thanks to UFO cinema expert Robbie Graham of Silver Screen Saucers,  who commented on FB that the image is from "...the 'Steve Canyon' TV show (1959), Episode 'Project UFO', which was censored by the Air Force." I need to know more about that! Googling this I came across some very interesting links. YouTube doesn't have much on this specific episode, but I did find this:



 












Shepherd Johnson also left a comment about the woman in the photo. She is Julie Adams, "...who starred in 'Creature from the Black Lagoon'" one of my favorite monster movies, a classic of course, from 1954 -- the year I was born.










Sunday, March 24, 2013

Nick Redfern's 'Faking a Flying Saucer Crash'

Intriguing UFO history item, on a book written in 1948 about a crashed flying saucer. The author, Bernard Newman, also wrote books on "...more than a hundred books on subjects including real-life espionage, global politics and current affairs."
Faking a Flying Saucer Crash | Mysterious Universe: Of one thing, however, we can be certain: less than a year after the events at Roswell, an author who had numerous, high-level, official connections and who had written extensively on espionage issues, wrote a sci-fi novel that specifically linked the worlds of crashed UFOs, faked alien autopsies, and bogus flying saucer tales promoted by military officials. (Redfern, Mysterious Universe)
Which is pretty interesting, don't you think?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pilot Recalls Seeing Discs

From The Oregonian, July 9, 1947. Follow link in article for full article. h/t to Paranormal News for link:
Pilot Recalls Seeing Discs - Paranormal News -- Your Source for UFO and Paranormal Related Information: Rankin, who is recovering from an old back injury received in an automobile accident came to Portland over the weekend to spend the summer. He saw the 'silver saucers' over Bakersfield, California, June 23, while lying on the lawn sunbathing, he told the Oregonian.

"I hesitated to say much about them," Rankin said, "Until I noticed all the Hullaballoo in the papers. I puzzled over their strange shape for awhile and finally concluded that they were the Navy's new XFSU-1 flying flapjacks, which are thin and round, with twin propellers and glubby tail.

Only One XFSU-1 Built

The navy and manufacturer have announced officially that only one such machine was built and that it never left Connecticut.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Art Bell: Somewhere in Time on C2C Tonight

Episode from 1997, with guest Jim Dilettoso -- who was ubiquitous on UFO shows back then analyzing UFO videos -- discussing his encounters with MIB. Art Bell: Somewhere in Time - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

(Here's a 2010 article on Dilettoso, who spoke in that year at the Arizona MUFON chapter.)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Ectoplasmic Flying Saucer | Interesting Articles, Links and Other Media

Fascinating, this blog post about medium Alec Harris, and meetings with flying saucer people during a session. The following words from the other world visitor sounds typical of messages received by contactees of that era. (An observation, not a judgement on the validity, or non, of such encounters.)
The Ectoplasmic Flying Saucer | Interesting Articles, Links and Other Media: A tall Spirit materialised wearing a mask which covered his whole face leaving only his eyes visible. This figure approached Hyman and taking him by the hand led him to the cabinet. Then in a serious voice he said: "I want to tell you that flying saucers do exist, although your world is sceptical of any reports of such. But I say to you that they will one day be an established fact, and will arrive on your planet before man destroys himself; but the time is not yet ripe."


And, as with many of these types of encounters (including Mothman,etc.) pre-knowledge of events concerning the witness is had by the non-human entities.

(There was another South African contactee: Elizabeth Klarer, who lived on the planet Meton with Space Brother Akon and had a child together.)
h/t to The Anomalist.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

John Galliano Outfit Shocks Jewish Community | Style Crush - Yahoo! Shine

John Galliano Outfit Shocks Jewish Community | Style Crush - Yahoo! Shine: Other than his attendance at Kate Moss' 2011 wedding and a stint in rehab for alcoholism, we haven't seen or heard much of him since the scandal. But on Tuesday night, Galliano was photographed leaving a building in New York dressed as a Hasidic Jewish man—long jacket, hat, and curly side locks—on his way to Oscar de la Renta's Fashion Week show for which he collaborated on. And according to the New York Post, Jewish community leaders were offended.

"...and a stint in rehab for alcoholism..." ya think?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

From UFO Digest: 'UFOs The True Story of Flying Saucers 1956'

UFOs The True Story of Flying Saucers 1956: UFOs The True Story of Flying Saucers 1956
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By Dirk Vander Ploeg - 1 month 2 weeks ago

Suggested by Brad Steiger

Enjoy this drama-documentary, based on the experiences of Al Chop, a reporter who served as press liaison for the Pentagon during its investigation of UFO's from 1947 to the early 1950s.

Miller, Soule, and Tremayne provide the voices for the narrated portions of the film. Although the movie contains only two brief film clips to serve as photographic evidence of UFO's, the producers build a good case based on the credibility of certain UFO witnesses (airline pilots, military personnel, radar operators, etc.).

On a more subtle level, director Winston Jones pulls off a clever trick; he begins the film as a pure documentary, but he gradually modifies this approach and focuses on reporter Al Chop's personal involvement in the UFO investigation. Chop slowly changes from UFO skeptic to UFO believer

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Branson Balloon Hoax



Idly looking through UFO: The Continuing Enigma, published by Reader's Digest, 1991. Among the contributors in this volume: Peter Brookesmith, Hilary Evans, Jenny Randles, John Rimmer, Dennis Stacy.

Page 55: Physical Fakes:

April Fool's Flying Saucer
"Early morning commuters driving on a freeway outside London, England, on March 30, 1989, soon after 5:00 a.m. could scarcely believe their eyes. Hovering above them was a glowing spacecraft. Extraterrestrials were also visible aboard the craft. Soon the police were inundated with calls from people saying what they sad seen.

This alien visitation proved no more sinister than British entrepreneur, and keen balloonist, Richard Branson, rehearsing a stunt for an April Fool's Day prank. The spacecraft was a saucer-shaped hot air balloon, 100 feet wide, complete withflahsing lights. The "aliens" were Branson and two co-pilots dressed as Martians."

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Mothman Flutterings Update

New post at my blog Mothman Flutterings, as well as minor updates to overall look.





Sunday, November 18, 2012

LIZARD PEOPLE IN PORTUGAL – An Invasive Mind Scan Carried Out by Reptilians — World Mysteries Blog

Beginning in 1974, Ken Bakeman was abducted by Reptilians.

LIZARD PEOPLE IN PORTUGAL – An Invasive Mind Scan Carried Out by Reptilians — World Mysteries Blog: A pair of rather short (about 5′ tall at most) Reptilians with pale cream-yellow colored scales abducted me in Oporto, Portugal in November of 1974. Several tactics used in this abduction were what I have come to realize, with the benefit of decades worth of hindsight, to be hallmarks of the Reptilian manipulation and capture methodology. I suppose that a person sufficiently educated and experienced regarding these stratagems and maneuvers might be somewhat more at an advanantage in evading entrapment by these scaly beings. But considering the extremely strong psychic energy and, I believe, technological advantages applied in the subterfuge, Reptilians as opportunistic ‘predators’ have a decided advantage over humans. The following gives an overview of the tactics and methods typically used in abducting humans. Note: in my abduction event in Porto four out of five of these techniques were used, with the orb being the only one not in evidence.

Monday, October 15, 2012

1950 - Declassified USAF Report States Actor Had Magnetic Radio

From Ted Twietmeyer:1950 - Declassified

De-Classified US Air Force ReportAn actor has a magnetic radio in his possession and mechanical parts from an Aztec, NM crashed disc. Actor's identity remains unknown, but report does appear to be authentic.

Vintage Monster Sci-Fi Movie Posters

Halloween season, inspiration for posting, and indulging in, classic vintage movie imagery.

1951 classic, still enjoyable to watch. "Klaatu barada nikto!"

1958. Summary at IMDB.

Wikipedia says film cost $16,000 to make, in 4 days. Surprising to read that the composer Elmer Bernstein did the score.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Critters on the Moon


I'm not sure they're on the Moon, but I assume that's where they are. Anyway, cute vintage postcard of various creatures exploring the lunar surface. I love that rocket ship!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

UFO-Mary: Roswell researcher Kevin Randle: The nun's story

UFO-Mary: Roswell researcher Kevin Randle: The nun's story

From UFOs, et al: GIANT HUMANOIDS IN PORTUGAL, 1980

From UFOs, et al's blog, this tale of eight foot tall humanoids. Thanks to The Debris Field for link. UFOs, et al: GIANT HUMANOIDS IN PORTUGAL, 1980: Giant humanoids in Portugal, 1980

Location. Montargil, Ponte do Sor, Portugal
Date: February 6 1980 Time: 11:00 a.m.


A 55-year old farmer, Mr. Pavao, had left his farm taking his sheep to the fields. At about 1100A he heard a noise, at the same time his dog panicked and he felt something happening behind him. He turned and was surprised to see two 8-feet tall humanoids standing close to him and staring at him. The humanoids were described as very strong looking, and dressed in gray suits. Their faces resembled humans except that the eyes and skin were different.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology: Chile: An Interdimensional Vision? Strange Experience in Concepcion

Excellent and most strange report from one of the best UFO blogs around; Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology. Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology: Chile: An Interdimensional Vision? Strange Experience in Concepcion: Chile: An Interdimensional Vision? Strange Experience in Concepcion
By Anonymous
(Source: From the files of Raul Gajardo Lepold)

The story I am about to tell has never been published, nor has it been written down, But I decided that in spite of any doubts I may have, it is better to tell the story.
Downtown Concepcion, next to its lovely Plaza de Armas (town square), has always been a very busy area due to its strong commercial attraction. What I am recalling here always occurred in the afternoon and did not go on for longer than one month.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Beckley Images 9/4/12 - Photos - Coast to Coast AM

Tim Beckley was a guest on C2C not long ago. Here are some images he shared with C2C on their site:Beckley Images 9/4/12 - Photos - Coast to Coast AM

I appreciated what Beckley had to say regarding contactees; that they are a part of UFO history, and well, that's that. I'm paraphrasing but I like Tim's views on UFOs - the good, bad, weird, "silly" and all of it. It's all a part of the UFO phenomena, and trying to pretend the parts you don't like don't exist or are to be ignored seems self-defeating.

Monday, August 20, 2012

UFOs - scientific research: "Communion" - Whitley Strieber's original book

UFOs - scientific research: "Communion" - Whitley Strieber's original book

Dear readers,

My last post took a look at US author Whitley Strieber's new book, 'Solving the Communion Enigma: What is to come." As I was very young when the book "Communion" came out, I thought I had better read it. I located a copy in a second hand book store, and have just read it in one session. As I would think that a number of younger blog readers will be in the same position as me; that is will not have heard of the book, let alone read it, I thought I would provide some context, for you, to his latest work.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Eros & Ufos: The Repressed Sexual Aspect of Mystical Experiences (Part 2) | Intrepid Blog

 RPJ compares and contrasts sexual attitudes of socieities in general with UFO culture.

The sexual aspect of UFO (and paranormal/supernatural) encounters is a huge one, an obvious one, and yet, it seems to me we continue to be squeamish around the topic.  Coincidentally, right before I went over to visit The Daily Grail site, where I found the link to Red Pill Junkie's Intrepid post (linked below) I was thinking of a specific and highly personal experiences of my own that I don't think I'll ever share publicly. That's how the title of one of my blogs -- Octopus Confessional -- came about. I was originally going to use that blog to discuss experiences, my own and those of others, that are of that 'squemish" variety. I found I wasn't ready to do that, and the blog ended up a paranormal-conspiracy, para-political blog.

Anyway, great post at Intrepid, enjoy!

Red Pill Junkie at Intrepid blog:Eros and Ufos: The Repressed Sexual Aspect of Mystical Experiences (Part 2) | Intrepid Blog
Although my initial exploration of the links between Sex and the Saucers took a very abstract and esoteric approach, there have been previous researchers who opted for a more um, literal view. Otto Binder (1911-1974) who started his career writing pulp fiction and eventually became one of the most important writers for the Golden Age of comics, developed a huge interest in UFOs by the end of his life. He wrote a Saucerian trilogy saga —What We Really Know about Flying Saucers (1967), Flying Saucers Are Watching Us (1968), & Mankind –Child of the Stars (1974)– and as their titles imply he was one of the early proponents of the Ancient Astronaut Theory even before Von Däniken brought the topic to the mainstream radar. Binder based his theory of a direct Extraterrestrial intervention on 2 pieces of ‘evidence’:
As RPJ comments, "Now comes the climaxing conclusion, so brace yourself, baby!"

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Crawling Eye (1958)

This movie scared the hell out of me when I was a kid, lol:

The Crawling Eye (1958) - IMDb

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Roswell: The Comic #4, 1997

Cleaning out the old room full o'books and found this copy of Bongo's Roswell comic from 1997, #4. I know I have others. Somewhere. I'm sure I'll be posting lots of fun things as I get through the room of doom. I'm also putting a lot of these items on Ebay.

Roswell comic #4 1997, front



Roswell comic, #4 1997 back




Sunday, March 25, 2012

UFOs, et al: VOICE FROM SPACE

UFOs, et al: VOICE FROM SPACE
A number of people have asked for additional information on the so-called voice from space that blacked out the BBC's Southern TV station for 5 1/2 minutes at 5:12 pm GMT on November 26, 1977 while the following message was delivered slowly and deliberately in a calm authoritative tone. The message interrupted a news bulletin being read by Ivor Mills. The BBC has come up with no positive solutions to the interruption, simply calling it a hoax. MARCEN obtained the message transcript from the BBC for the benefit of the members. The full text, which is reproduced here, is not believed to have been published in the United States previously. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Nick Redfern:DARKNESS IN THE DESERT...: Saucers in 47: "A Very Highly Classified Experiment"

DARKNESS IN THE DESERT...: Saucers in 47: "A Very Highly Classified Experiment" [thanks to Lesley at The Debris Field for link.]
In early July 1947, Brigadier General George F. Schulgen, Chief of the Requirements Intelligence Branch of Army Air Corps Intelligence, met with Special Agent S.W. Reynolds of the FBI with a view to determining if the Army Air Force could solicit the assistance of the Bureau on a regular basis in its investigation of the flying saucer mystery.


General Schulgen advised Reynolds that, “every effort must be undertaken in order to run down and ascertain whether or not the flying discs are a fact and, if so, to learn all about them.”


The foremost thought on General Schulgen’s mind was that the saucers were man-made in origin. He confided in Special Agent Reynolds that, “the first reported sightings might have been by individuals of Communist sympathies with the view to causing hysteria and fear of a secret weapon.” It was for this reason that the Army Air Force sought the FBI’s assistance.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Spying on the Saucer Writers | Mysterious Universe

From Nick Redfern:Spying on the Saucer Writers | Mysterious Universe

On a fairly frequent basis, I get asked if I think there could be one or more “secret government files” on me. Well, as someone who writes about UFOs in terms of what officialdom knows about the subject, I can never say for sure that such files do not exist. And, one of the reasons for this is that the Freedom of Information Act has clearly demonstrated that certain authors of books on the UFO subject have indeed been secretly watched by officialdom – even to the extent of having their books reviewed by government agencies!

Although not widely known, the FBI has on various occasions taken more than a passing interest in monitoring publications on the UFO subject. To illustrate this, June 1966 saw the first printing by Lyle Stuart Publishers of Frank Edwards’ book, Flying Saucers – Serious Business. By October of that year, Edwards’ book was in its third printing.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Daily Grail Blog: What ever happened to Bob Lazar? | TDG - Science, Magick, Myth and History

smapdi's blog at The Daily Grail asks: What ever happened to Bob Lazar?

Lazar now lives in the southwest, New Mexico or Arizona, I believe. I find Bob Lazar's UFO Area 51 legacy, juxtaposed with the fact he is now a military contractor, extremely interesting.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Nick Redfern: FINAL EVENTS: George Adamski: The Occult Connection

Nick Redfern on the Collins Elite, subject of his book Final Events, and a connection between contactee George Adamski, Desmond Leslie, and Crowley...FINAL EVENTS: George Adamski: The Occult Connection. Leslie helped author Adamski's 1953 book Flying Saucers Have Landed. Redfern writes:
This was a story greatly expanded upon in a 1953 book entitled Flying Saucers Have Landed that Adamski wrote with an Irish aristocrat named Desmond Leslie.

It was this Adamski-Leslie connection that got the members of the Collins Elite all worked up and bent out of shape.

One of the former Collins Elite staffers told me that the group quickly became concerned by the working relationship that existed between Adamski and Leslie, and for one very stark and eye-opening reason: Desmond Leslie had a long and rich link to the world of the occult, including - in a roundabout way - Aleister Crowley himself.


For more, visit Nick's Final Events blog.

I like what Nick has to say about paranormal, Fortean researchers and the development of theory. Redfern writes that he's often asked what evidence is there to support the Collins Elite demonic-UFO theory?
Well, as far as can be ascertained, they didn't find any evidence. Rather, they developed beliefs relative to such matters (which often happens in paranormal-themed situations when hard evidence fails to materialize and the researcher either becomes frustrated by the quest for the truth, or has an emotional need to gravitate to one idea or another - something which often results from weakness and insecurity, or an arrogant and ego-driven conclusion that one is right, despite being unable to prove it).

Monday, January 30, 2012

Scott Corrales: Mexico's 1970s Saucer Wave | UFO Digest provides video proof of ufos, alien abduction and the paranormal.

Researcher Scott Corrales has a fascinating article at UFO Digest on UFO sightings in Mexico during the 1970sMexico's 1970s Saucer Wave | UFO Digest provides video proof of ufos, alien abduction and the paranormal.

Witness to Travis Walton's Abduction to Speak for First Time

John Goulette, who was one of the loggers with Travis Walton at the time of the famous sighting, will speak, with Travis Walton, at the International UFO Congress. Info on that here:Witness to Travis Walton's Abduction to Speak for First Time This will be the first time Goulette has spoken about what he saw. (Thanks to Lesley at The Debris Field for link.)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Travis Walton Encounter - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

My favorite C2C host, George Knapp, interviews Travis Walton tonight. Which around here, airs in about ten minutes! Travis Walton Encounter - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

1969: Interview with Man who speaks Venusian

From 1969; English interview with a human (from Essex) who can speak Plutonian and Venusian. He doesn't, however, know much Martian. Thanks to Greg Bishop for the link.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Philip Coppens: Killing Kennedy

One of my favorite researcers, Philip Coppens, on the John F. Kennedy assassination:Killing Kennedy In his article, Coppens takes a look at the conspiracy theory that Kennedy was killed because of his knowledge of UFOs -- and what he planned to do with that knowledge. Coppens has his own ideas about that, as you'll find when you read the article.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Face on Mars Comic Book

Face on Mars comic. But wait, there's more! It's from 1959! See it here.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Area 51 Loose Ends: Lazar Story: A Fraud for Bigelow Funding?

Glenn Campbell and his 1997 article on Bob Lazar, with new notes,  and his connections with Robert Bigelow. As I keep saying, I've been suspicious of Bigelow for some time. Very interesting reading. Area 51 Loose Ends: Lazar Story: A Fraud for Bigelow Funding?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Paranormal TV: Monsters of the UFO; Incident at Kelly

 From 1994, this episode of Paranormal TV on alien monster and humanoid encounters! With news clips from the times. Pretty neat.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Jack Brewer on The UFO Trail, Leah Haley, Abductions,MILABS, Contactees, Satanic Rituals . . .

Jack Brewer at The UFO Trail does it again: The UFO Trail: The Leah Haley Case: The Pink Elephant and a Sample of Comments
At the very least, we should give serious consideration to the extent the intelligence community manipulated public perception while authoring UFO and abduction lore. Intelligence interests have been well documented and demonstrated in circumstances such as the Maury Island fiasco and the supposed contactees of the 1950's.

However, as long as we largely refuse to regularly address the Big Brother pink elephant in the room of ufology, truth and objectivity will continue to suffer. This reaches far beyond Leah Haley or any other given case.

Brewer shares some of the comments (including some of my own) left at his blog on his posts about Leah Haley and the possible involvement of government mind control programs. Some readers, like myself, find Brewer's writings on this subject a good thing, while others are downright hostile.

As I've said before, I don't know if Leah Haley is right. But I think there's a lot -- a lot -- there, in terms of government involvement of abduction events.

Gloira Lee (aka Lee-Bryd)
I've said this in the past about the contactees. I'm not the only one of course; but even now, the idea that the contactees were heavily manipulated by humans, and not aliens (so much) isn't considered enough, in my view. Nor is the historical context followed. What I mean is, if it started with the contactees, the manipulations continued and morphed into the "alien abduction" scenario. I hinted at this a bit in my introduction to Tim Beckley's recent reprint of contactee Gloria Lee's book Why We Are Here. (I believe Lee did tap into something supernatural but was tragically manipulated by human forces as well.)

At the same time, all this covert government activity surrounding aliens and human contact doesn't negate the reality of literal aliens. Or, what we call aliens.

Jacque Vallee wrote of hidden human manipulators in his books, Messengers of Deception the classic, but today, it seems this idea is ignored, or even, as Jack Brewer points out, met with downright hostility. Nick Redfern has addressed similar ideas of human elements deep within the government as cause for, or in partnership with non-human entities in his book Final Events. And interpretations of secret experiments as UFO related, such as Roswell, in his Body Snatchers in the Desert: The Horrible Truth at the Heart of the Roswell Story It's a thin line to walk, to consider the reality of government intentionally creating (or co-creating) alien, UFO events in secret, to believing there are underground bases containing vats full of human body parts stirred by aliens as uniformed soldiers stand by.

I keep going back to the news decades ago of Satanic abuses. The media was full of stories of individuals who insisted they had, upon regressions, recovered memories of horrific abuses, all within a Satanic setting. Animal sacrifice, human sacrifice, sexual and physical abuse of children and adults, devotion to Satan, these memories were buried until they erupted under regression. Then those tales faded away, and we began hearing more and more of alien abductions. Time lines overlap; the 1961 Barney and Betty Hill case is considered the "first" alien abduction and predates the Satanic abuse events, as do the earlier contactee encounters.  But I've often wondered if the controllers were experimenting with different themes to deliver their experiments. Satanic rituals here, alien abductions there. Maybe that's ridiculous, maybe not. Maybe there's some truth there, maybe not. As I've said, it's possible a cover was needed so different settings were auditioned. It's possible they decided the alien thing worked for a long list of reasons, including the hide in plain sight idea. In other words, if there really are aliens, (and I think there are) why not further employ disinfo by using the very thing so many -- including the government responsible for these distractions -- deny exist?

I have to add, that for those who've experienced these things, they are very real. They are real. (I'll refer to my own missing time experiences: whatever, whoever, caused those missing time episodes in my life, the fact remains: my memory was fucked with, and it wasn't by me. That's real. That's wrong, whether aliens did it or humans.) Because there might be the possibility these events were manipulated by humans, or even completely created by humans (which I doubt), that is no doing of the experiencer. We have to remain absolutely sensitive to, and respectful of, the witnesses. We have to really listen to their stories, and not just wait for places where we can insert our own ideas of how things are.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nick Redfern: Contactees or Secret Agents?

Nick Redfern at Mysterious Universe: Contactees or Secret Agents? | Mysterious Universe


One of the most outrageous, but certainly intriguing, theories surrounding the early years of the Contactee movement suggests the Contactees were in the clandestine employ of the United States’ Intelligence community.

Their secret role: to spread outlandish – and utterly fictitious – tales of trips to the Moon and Venus with long-haired aliens. Their purpose: to make the entire UFO subject seem ridiculous, and to bury the truly unexplained and mystifying reports amongst a mass of largely unbelievable tales of cosmic contact. As controversial as it may seem, however, when we look for connections between the Contactees and elements of U.S. officialdom, we do find them.
Redfern is correct that there's a "U.S. officialdom" connection with the contactees. It is outlandish, but I think there's something to the idea that many researchers have ignored, or at least, not considered seriously.

Nick has some interesting information in his article that supports the theory the government had some involvement in the contactee experience.

However, -- though I'm not expert at all and this is just my speculation -- I think there was some kind of truth to what the contactees were saying; some non-human energy was present, manipulating experience, and the government knew about it, in turn doing their own manipulation of contactee communications. Not to say I think contactees literally went to Venus or, that the entities that said they came from Venus, Mars, or Jupiter really did come from those planets. But I do think non-human intelligences were present and responsible for much of what the contactees said they encountered. With help from government, human agencies.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

John A. Keel Quote

No, the real truth lies in another direction. The contactees from 1897 on have been telling us what they were told by the ufonauts. The ufonauts are the liars, not the contactees. And they are lying deliberately as part of the bewildering smokescreen which they have established to cover their real origin, purpose, and motivation. ~ John A. Keel,  Trojan Horse.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Silver Screen Saucers: Charles Fort: the movie!

Great blog, if you haven't visited make sure you do. News on the upcoming movie Charles Fort: Silver Screen Saucers: Charles Fort: the movie! I'm looking forward to this but as I commented over there, it could go either way. Still, I'm optimistic.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rights and Raelians: Court Rules Filmmakers Lied About Raelians

On Binnall of America, for my Trickster's Realm column:Rights and Raelians. A federal court recently ruled that two film makers intentionally lied in their documentary about the Raelians. I've been following this story for years, since 2005 when they started their campaign against the Raelians. Now, I'm not a particular fan of the Raelians but that is beside the point. UFO Land has ignored this story, mainly because the Raelians are an embarrassment, I suspect. But that fact doesn't change the religious and political fanaticism of Abdullah Hashem and his partner Joseph McGowen and their libel and slander.

All that's beside the point; Hashem's attack on the Raelians wasn't due to altruistic reasons, but a religious attack. He was deeply offended by the Raelians free spirited sexual views and their interpretations of God/god. That's all it was ever about. One religious fanatic's attack. Last week a court ruled in favor of the Raelians:

U.S. Federal Court Rules Filmmakers Lied About Raelians - PR Newswire - sacbee.com

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A California federal court has found that two vocal critics of the Raelian Movement (www.rael.org) fabricated stories about the organization. The court awarded undisclosed damages to the Raelians, including the return of film footage.

Abdullah Hashem and Joseph McGowen appeared on Fox News and other media outlets in 2005-2006, saying they saw people recruited through sex and that acts of pedophilia took place at a Raelian seminar in 2005.

Raelians have claimed for years that the two men lied about what they reported, and they have now been legally vindicated. On September 15, the federal court issued a final judgment against Hashem, who was also ordered to return all film footage taken at the seminar to the Raelian Movement. A copy of the ruling is available upon request under:

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California: International Raelian Movement v. Hashem (Case No. 2:08-cv-00687-GEB –DAD).

My original blog posts appeared on an old Angelfire blog I had that no longer exists but I did find a draft in my files from 2005:

Raelians Sue
Long time readers of the OrangeOrb know I'm no fan of the Raelians. Their emblem is offensive: a swastika. Oh, not a neo-Nazi white brotherhood kill the Jews and gays and blacks and everyone else un-tall, blond and blue eyed, but still. They've gone through a couple of changes with the design, making it New Agey, all lotus like and mingled with light and love and the ancient meaning of the swastika, but, still . . .

Read the rest at Binnall of America, and do yourself a favor and read the other great columns while you're visting the site.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Old UFO Magazine Cover


I've been going through and rearranging a room -- fondly called The Room of Doom, or Hell --  we use as a study/library. Such a mess! But getting better. I found this issue of UFO Magazine from 1987. vol. 2, no. 2. Pretty groovy cover!

I remember this very well. It was the first issue of UFO Magazine I bought. I found it at Eugene's then only New Age bookstore, called Perelandra. They were on east 11th, right by the University, and a few doors down from a movie theater. The bookstore later moved to the downtown mall about a mile or so west, and the theater closed down. (Now we have only multi-plexes at the two shopping malls.) Later, Perlandra closed its doors, which was sad. We still have one New Age bookstore in this town; Stargate, though, on my last visit which was a few years ago, they didn't have much in the way of UFO material.

About the bookstore Perelandra: I remember they used a different spelling, but don't recall how they spelt it. I think it was Perlandra, but not sure.  I do remember asking the owner about it once, she told me they had spelled it that way intentionally and changed the spelling because of a numerology reading she had done regarding the bookstore.

This issue has a Bigfoot-UFO article and a letter to the editor from John Keel!:


Thank you for sending your fine magazine. BUT your point of view is very restricted. Try presenting some of the many, many facts of this bewildering and fascinating subject.
I wish you very success with this project. If there is any way i can help you here in the Big Apple, don't hesitate to ask.
                                                               John A. Keel
                                                              New York, N.Y.


I also remember thinking that some day, I would love to write for a magazine like that. And now I do!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

NICK'S FORTEAN PIC(S) OF THE DAY

Nick Redfern has a new blog:NICK'S FORTEAN PIC(S) OF THE DAY. It's a great idea! Lots of interesting things over there. Here's a blurb from his blog about the new site:
Back in 2008, the late Mac Tonnies - a good friend and brilliant writer and thinker - established a little-known blog titled Things That Look Like Flying Saucers.

As its name suggested, Mac's blog was a humorous look at a whole variety of down-to-earth "things" that, when photographed, resembled UFOs.

Well, I recently thought, in the same spirit that Mac created his blog, why not establish a light-hearted blog - also of a photo-driven nature - that offers a bit of a departure from the grim-faced, oh-so-serious side of Forteana?

So, for what it's worth, here's my attempt! Like it or not!

Each day promises a new photo...Or, maybe several...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Going Back A Bit In Time – Revisiting The Early Days Of UFOlogy And The Contactee Movement | UFO Digest provides video proof of ufos, alien abduction and the paranormal.

At UFO Digest, Sean Casteel reviews Tim Beckley's reprint of two stories of two female contactees, Dana Howard and Gloria Lee. (I wrote the intro for the Gloria Lee book.) As Sean points out, there are UFO researchers who reject the contactee era as embarrassing nonsense, or, as he puts it, attack Tim Beckley for exploitation:
Though Tim Beckley believes his motivations should be seen as altruistic, to others they are controversial even appalling. There are still some purists in the field who believe that “contactee” is a dirty word. Yet all things considered, Beckley is doing the UFO community a huge service by reprinting hard to find books from the 1950s, books written by early UFO experiencers who were the first to claim contact with the aliens after the initial sighting by Kenneth Arnold in 1947 that started it all.
Going Back A Bit In Time – Revisiting The Early Days Of UFOlogy And The Contactee Movement | UFO Digest provides video proof of ufos, alien abduction and the paranormal.




Monday, July 18, 2011

New TR: Gray Barker; Chasing the Flying Saucers | MOTHMAN FLUTTERINGS

My new Trickster's Realm column is up at Tim Binall's Binnall of America; I post more about it at my blog Mothman Flutterings.
New TR: Gray Barker; Chasing the Flying Saucers | MOTHMAN FLUTTERINGS

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Exeter UFO Festival

Get ready! 3rd Annual Exeter UFO Festival! September 3rd. And it's FREE, which is amazing. Exeter UFO Festival This year, Stanton Friedman, Kathleen Marden, Richard Dolan and more. Tim Binnal is the emcee!

Check it out!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Book: "Two Golden Age of Flying Saucer Classics" contactees Dana Howard, Gloria Lee

Cover art by Carol Ann Rodriguez
Over at UFO Mystic, I have a post about Tim Beckley's new release on two contactees: Dana Howard and Gloria Lee. I wrote the introduction for Gloria Lee's book.  One woman's story was positive, one ended tragically. Were the entities, or "aliens" truly ETs or something else altogether?

The cover art by Carol Ann Rodriguez is beautiful!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Those Mysterious UFOs David C Knight by venusian23 on Etsy

I'm reorgainzing my bookshelves -- a huge job! -- and selling some UFO related books on my etsy store. Like this one:
Those Mysterious UFOs David C Knight by venusian23 on Etsy

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

X-File Coolness: Fox Mulder's Wristwatches

X Files coolness, or, nerdiness/geekness, depending on your point of view:
Fox Mulder's Wristwatch

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Secret to Long Life: UFOs - WSJ.com

About one man's life long passion concerning UFOs. While that is very interesting, there is so much more to this man. At 107, Dr. Imich is still mentally vital and interested in UFOs and the paranormal, yes, but there is much more to this individual. (hat tip to The Daily Grail for link.)
A Secret to Long Life: UFOs - WSJ.com

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Old Coast to Coast Programs

Check out the Coast to Coast widget in the menu on your right; you can listen to old C2C programs with host Art Bell.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Kevin Randle on Flatwood

Interesting posts from Kevin Randle on the Flatwoods Monster case.

A Different Perspective


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

UFO Contactees

I stumbled on this site which has a long list of contactees with book titles and images:UFO Contactees

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

On UFO Mystic: Was “Flix” the White Bigfoot From Space a Hoax? The FBI Knows… Maybe…

I have a post at UFO Mystic on Flix, the Bigfoot type creature that showed up in a small Oregon town decades ago, and a very funny/strange comment left by someone who (allegedly) was contacted by the FBI due to his interest in "Flix."

Was “Flix” the White Bigfoot From Space a Hoax? The FBI Knows… Maybe…

Friday, March 25, 2011

Vanguard to Venus

1957, sci-fiction book Vanguard to Venus, about a ship stopping off at the Moon where, the jacket flap tells us, the "Venutians" appear:
"An interception was made by the Venutians which promised both treachery and ultimate disaster, a promise which almost became reality."
I haven't read the book, but I'm curious as to see how the Venutians are depicted. Different than the usual benign and wise space brother/space sister Venusians we're familiar with from many contactee encounters. Of course, the contactee stories were non-fiction/biographical events; this book is fiction.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nick Redfern on Contactees and Synchronicity

Nick Redfern contributes to Mysterious Universe; here he writes about moments of synchronicity while working on his 2009 book Contactees, one which concerns "coincidences" involving Venus, contactee Dana Howard, Redfern's wife Dana, and myself:
Space-Brothers and Synchronicities | Mysterious Universe

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Martian Jell-O

I was looking for vintage Jell-O material for my blog Pulp Jello, and found this vintage ad which reminded me right away of Martians of course,  and just had to share.  It just seems like the kind of dish Martians would serve up!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

1981 New Zealand MIB Encounter

Thanks to Nick Redfern who sent me the following link to this story of a UFO and MIB encounter from 1981. It happened in New Zealand, in 1981. After the witness saw a UFO, with his family, he was visited by a strange man:

Flying object' followed family | Stuff.co.nz: "introducing himself as Mr Wright, an 'investigator' from Christchurch and dressed in a musty suit, he warned them not to contact or approach the object, Mr Thew said.

The man's behaviour was peculiar: he drank a cup of boiling tea in one gulp, read a page by scanning from bottom to top and knew the name of their pet dog before it could be told to him."

Monday, December 27, 2010

Vintage Flying Saucers and Fortean Stuff: Official UFO

Congratulations to Lesley Gunter, who manages a bazillion blogs including Vintage Flying Saucers. She posted about an article written by James Oberg, uber-skeptoid, and he left a comment on her blog! Well done Lesley.

Vintage Flying Saucers and Fortean Stuff: Official UFO

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sharp-Dressed Men: The Men-in-Black are Back

Found this on the excellent UFO Chronicles blog, run by Frank Warren. For just plain old straight forward solid research, this is the place. Scott Corrales is a contributor, and he wrote the following for UFO Chronicles in 2004. Enjoy:

Sharp-Dressed Men: The Men-in-Black are Back

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lesley Gunter's Newest Blog: Vintage Flying Saucers

UFO Magazine columnist and blogger Lesley Gunter (The Debris Field, and so much more!) has a new blog: Vintage Flying Saucers. Can't get enough of vintage space ships!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

UFO-Mary: Intercessors, Suppressions and Deserts

The church has once again moved in on a religious order, enforcing what is called a "suppression." I wrote about this on my blog UFO Mary. What does this have to do with UFOs, vintage or otherwise? Read it and find out!

UFO-Mary: Intercessors, Suppressions and Deserts

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"The Washington Post Makes Fun of Military Officers" on A.D.

On the excellent After Disclosure site, Bryce Zabel writes about the Washington Post's descion to send, not an investigative serious reporter, but one who writes the light, humorous pieces, to the September 27 National Press Club's conference, where retired military personnel spoke about national security issues, and UFOs, at nuclear sites. The Washington Post Makes Fun of Military Officers: An Open Letter to the Washington Post


For some reason, this topic is still considered trivial by just about everyone outside of UFOlogy. Read the comments on uber-skeptic boards like the JREF on this issue, where nit picking over terms is considered more important than the fact of Unidentified craft in our skies. They choose to focus on the irrational idea of ET, rather than the idea our own government or other human forces, are responsible for much of UFO activity, experiments on civilians, etc. This is not to imply aliens are not real, about, or also responsible. Regardless of aliens or humans, the fact is, this has been happening and pretending it isn't real is the irrational reality.

Contactee Breaks Silence From Church of UFOlogy

Interesting story of "sky ships" that cleaned up nulcear waste and other contactee experiences. The contactee is now in her sixties and lives in Smokey National Park. Contactee Breaks Lifelong Silence.
Many times the plant had toxic spills. When that happened, the creeks and rivers would have a green glow maybe six feet or more above the water. That’s when we would see a sky ship come in, hover above the water and, like a big vacuum, suck the green stuff off the water.
The sky ships that came to clean up the toxic spills each looked like a dome with a ring-like plate on the bottom. They were a dark charcoal color and huge – about the size of a large Greyhound Bus. If you put your hand out at arm’s length, you could not have covered the ship – that’s how close we would see them.
Fascinating story!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Esoteric Claims to Fame, Or: My Cousin Was a MIB

Originally posted at Trickster's Realm for Binnall of America.



An item on Lon Sticker’s Phantoms and Monsters about Elvis and his life long interest in UFOs inspired me to write about the time I met Elvis in Los Angles when I was working at the Free Clinic.  (see my post on UFO Mystic.) That was one of my brushes with fame, and esoteric in a round about way, since Elvis had a strong curiosity about UFOs and believed in extraterrestrial life.

Another esoteric brush with fame is, I think, waaaaaaaay cool. It concerns Boris Badenov. Yes, that Boris Badenov! Legend has it that the character actor Akim Tarmioff was the inspiration for the spy character Boris Badenov of the  Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons.  Here is what a Wikipedia entry has to say about Akim’s inspiration:
Badenov's name is a play on that of the 16th-century Russian Tsar Boris Godunov ("bad enough" vs. "good enough"). His accent and explosive temper are an homage to Hollywood actor Akim Tamiroff, especially Tamiroff's role in The Great McGinty, a 1940 movie directed by Preston Sturges.


Akim (Mikhailovich) Tamiroff, the Russian born character actor who appeared in dozens of films and television shows was often typecast as a Mexican or Greek, among other ethnic characters. He played spies, cops, thieves; all manner of roles.  Among the films Akim appeared in:For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1943, Lord Jim, 1965, Oceans 11, 1960, Topaki, 1964, and dozens more.

Akim was married to my grandfather’s niece, actress Tamara Shayne. My mother lived with them when she was in her late teens (that would be in late 1940s, early 1950s) when she first arrived in Los Angeles from Oregon.  I met them once when I was little; I remember Tamara as being stand offish , but Akim was pretty nice, very funny and playful.

Truly, how cool is it that one of the iconic cartoon characters, Boris Badenov, was based on a family member? (Another fun esoteric synchronistic fact: my mother’s name is a variation of Natasha.) 


Is it fair to say Boris was a MIB? No, it just sounded good for the title. Boris was short, fat, and hardly MIB like in behavior or appearance. He was an Eastern European/Russian spy, bumbling, the bad guy, created during the Cold War, when the spy business was everywhere. It still is; and actually, we’ve come back around to Russian spies recently, with movies like SALT and the plethora of Russian spies on television shows.

I have other claims to esoteric fame, which I'll write about in future columns.

Ida Kannenberg: Contactee, Channeler, Writer

I just saw Mike Clelland's lovely post at hidden experience (Ida Kanneberg: Lovely Contactee) on Ida Kanneberg's passing in May of this year.  She was 95.

Ida wrote several books about her experiences with channeled ETs and entities, UFO sightings, and most recently,  her contributions to My Brother is a  Hairy Man, with co-author Lee  Trippet about UFO/paranormal Bigfoot encouters.

Ida lived here in Oregon. I never did get the opportunity to meet her, though I did receive a nice eamil from her a few years ago. I have loved her books and in fact, had just finsihed reading her Project Earth a couple of weeks ago.

I always felt that Ida was a brave woman for being so open about her experiences and her philosophies.

Here's something about Ida from UFO Experiences blog:
In 1940 Ida May Kannenberg met a UFO while traveling through the desert outside Los Angeles. She was tricked into thinking her help was needed and as she thought she was giving blood they were putting implants into her body. She met some of the people she’d later be taking psychic dictation from but forgot all about them when the voices began in 1968.

Ida’s communicators are time travelers from the time of Atlantis and a being from the beginning of time on Earth (Thoth). Her closest collaborator, or “live-in companion”, was Hweig, now deceased, who was the child of a time traveler and a Russian of royal birth.

Since then, Ida has gone from nearly being driven mad by them to becoming the most organized and systematic thinker and writer on UFO and psychic events. Although Ida never takes what they tell her at face value, her experiences with them during the last 37 years have made her extremely interesting and knowledgeable. At 90 she is the Sybil and Jung of this era of UFOs and abductions by aliens.




I referenced Ida in an article on another Oregon contactee I wrote about for my Trickster's Realm column on BoA. (Psychic Communications with Aliens and UFOs: More Oregon Tales.) In writing about "Jane," a woman I met many years ago and who had her own UFO and abduction experiences in, among other places, the Gold Hill area, "Jane" refers to Ida Kanneberg:
Jane quotes Oregon UFO author Ida Kannenberg's UFOs and the Psychic Factor  to help explain her ideas about her interactions with aliens. For example, Jane refers to page 187 of Kanneberg's book, where Kannenberg points out some of the ways extraterrestrials interact with us:

Hallucinatory craft and occupants due to hypnosis of the contactees ... craft/personalities are unseen, but their presence detected. These are psychic manifestations ... remote contact by telepathy ...Ida Kannenberg

Ida Kannenberg has been in contact with alien entities since the nineteen seventies, These communications involve both aliens, as in ET, and Bigfoot. In the book My Brother is a Hairy Man,  which she co-authored with Bigfoot researcher Lee Trippet, she writes that, during a conversation with Lee in the beginning stages of the book, and Ida's potential involvement, (for she was unsure due to her unfamiliarity with the topic of Bigfoot) a psychic communication came through:

Just about there a telepathic voice broke into our discussion to give us some specific directions. I have been steadily interacting with such voices since 1977. This was a new one. He introduced himself as Maez, the head of the Council that monitors Bigfoot. From the planet Arcturus yet! That would explain the UFOs that have been seen in the vicinity of our subject.



I am grateful for Ida's willingness to share her many experiences with the rest of us; and thankfully,  her gifts continue to intrigue us, as well as inspire us, in her writings.










Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Giant Rock Project

This came to me by way of Adam Gorightly, who posted the item on Facebook, and I'm passing it along.

The wondrous Giant Rock, in the Mojave Desert, is under the BLM care. Funds are scarce, and vandals and other elements have done damage to this icon of the Contactee era, and amazing natural artifact. Here is a bit from The Giant Rock's Mission Statement, an organization created to preserve the rock:
Our goal, through this website is to educate, preserve and promote the legend of Giant Rock. We intend to do this by sharing stories, photographs and videos of the past and present day. We hope to inspire you to help with the preservation of this lesser known historic site.

Visit The Giant Rock Project for information on what's being done to protect Giant Rock, and how you can help.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Actress Patrica Neal: Rest in Peace

Actress Patricia Neal passed away at age 84 from lung cancer recently. She had suffered greatly in her life; but she also had what sounds like a strong and loving family. I think the following is beautiful:
"She had a beautiful death with her daughters," Warren Langton, a longtime friend, sometimes assistant, and frequent traveling companion of the actress, told The Martha's Vineyard Times.
It's a nice article and bio of her life in the Martha's Vineyard Times: Patricia Neal, 84.

Patricia Neal was fantastic in many films, Hud being one of course. In keeping with Vintage U.F.O.'s theme, we'd like to remember her in the classic 1951 film The Day The Earth Stood Still, starring Michael Rennie as the alien Klaatu and Neal as Helen Benson whose character spoke these famous words: "Gort! Klaatu barada nikto" 

A trailer of the film:




And a section of the film  that includes a scene with Patrica Neal:

Monday, August 2, 2010

I Want to Believe Flying Saucer Button Earrings

Richelle Hawks (Medusa's Ladder, WOE contributor, etc.), also creates lovely handmade jewelry using vintage bits of wonderful things. Her "I want to believe" flying saucer earrings, made from a pair of vintage buttons, seems an appropriate item to show on Vintage U.F.O. For more of Richelle's work, visit her shop on Etsy. (And be sure to check out her Face From Mars choker.)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Adam Gorightly's "Transmissions From A Dying Planet"

Adam Gorightly has a CD! "Transmissions From a Dying Planet." Visit his site, listen to the Human Stew track, which is very cool with its outer space music vibe and call to the Space Brothers from us screwed-up human-nauts.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Vintage U.F.O. Back on Blogger

Last year I moved this blog over to WordPress but can't afford to continue. So it's back here. Things are in transition while I'm importing exporting or whatever it is you're supposed to do. So check back here, and not there, lol.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

NEW PLACE FOR VINTAGE U.F.O.

New url is simple: it's http://vintageufo.net

Vintage U.F.O.

Tell your friends!

Moving to WordPress

I'm moving Vintage U.F.O. to Wordpress. I'll have the url soon. Just a note to let readers know.

There won't really be new posts up at this blog, but please check back for info on the move!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bruce Duensing Ponders the Contactees

Bruce Duensing, at Intangible Materiality, on the contactees. A very different perspective: The Gravitational Field of the Contactees.
In thinking about what do "they" want, Bruce puts forth:
And so we ask, "What do they want?" Consider for a moment a one word reply. Nothing.

Maybe they do, maybe they don't. For much of UFO, anomalous and paranormal interactions, maybe the answer is that "they" don't want anything. They just are.

Bruce considers the interactions between contactees and the entities and presents some interesting perspectives;for example, are our desires and anxieties contributors to the experience?

I can never do Duensing justice so I'll stop now. Visit his site and read his article if you want something new to turn over regarding the contactee experience.

I'll just say that, while I remain utterly inarticulate as to why abductees, contactees and other experiencers of high strangeness should be considered seriously and not just as some quaint yet embarrassing aberration better left alone if one is a "serious" UFO researcher, it is important to explore this realm, without the finality of the decree "they were all frauds."

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Greg Bishop and the Name Game

Fun and interesting post on Greg Bishop's UFO Mystic: The Name Game.
The Name Game

It has been noted that names of witnesses to UFOs and other strange phenomena sometimes repeat themselves. An article by Frank Altomonte references an obscure 1957 case from my local area which is significant in this regard.

The original account was related by Coral and Jim Lorenzen in their 1967 book Flying Saucer Occupants (which is actually one of my favorite UFO books.
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For the rest, you'll have to visit Greg's blog!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

YouTube Find: Vintage UFO Footage

From the YouTube link, footage of UFOs in Oregon and California, 1962-1963.

Monday, July 6, 2009

When I was a kid, The Outer Limits was at the top of my list for favorite TV shows. Even though many an episode scared me I remained intrigued. I never missed an episode, and many of those shows stayed with me. For example, the bug eyed egg headed aliens in the woods, or this one, shown here. An amazing show, a great show, and the remake doesn't come close.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bruce Rux on BOA


Fantastic job by Tim Binnall at Binnall of America, who interviewed Bruce Rux, author of Hollywood vs The Aliens and Architects of the Underworld -- also, Rux is an actor, playwright, . . . yet he doesn't have a "web presence" as Tim put it, and he's kind of a mysterious figure. Adding to this intriguing aura is the interesting fact Rux works for Wackenhut, which, as any conspiracy esoteric Fortean junkie knows, is a juicy tidbit, since the shadowy MIB like implications of that corporation is well known, as Rux himself happily acknowledges. This is a three part interview; much to think about as Rux and Tim discuss the intentional disinformation planted by government into our media and popular culture.

Be sure you listen to this series of interviews. Great work, and as always, thanks to Tim Binnall for bringing us these great interviews for free.

Monday, June 22, 2009

UFOs of the 19th Century

UFO's of the 19th Century, by Cristina Aguil. Very interesting! Several items about UFO sightings from the 1800s. Here's an excerpt:
Most fur trappers may tell tales of Indians, or bears, or mountain lions, but Lumley's account of a flying saucer that crashed into Cadotte Pass was among the most explicit and remains a mystery to this day. It is said that debris from the crash may still be up there, but few there has been no findings since. Nevertheless the story has remained one of the most mysterious of the 1800s.

Lumley was about 175 miles above the Upper Missouri in Great Falls Montana. He was on his way back to his camp site when he saw a "bright luminous body in the heavens." It went rapidly into an eastern direction and was plainly visible for about five seconds. As it flew Lumley saw it burst into an explosion in the sky and he later heard an explosion. It was shortly followed by a strong wind through the forest like a tornado, and the event left the air smelling like sulfur.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Pics From 10th Annual McMinnville UFO Fest







Some pics from the McMinnville UFO Fest last month. The pics were taken from the third floor of Hotel Oregon, hence the bird eye type view from above, which is appropriate, in the context of UFOs. . . I have more I'll post at a later time.