Wednesday, December 31, 2008

McMinnville, OR sighting. . . recent

McMinnville, Oregon is home to the famous UFO case from the 1950s, where Paul and Evelyn Trent saw, and photographed a UFO. Those photos made news around the world, and are still considered among the best UFO photos taken.

There's been a new sighting from a few weeks ago in McMinnville, reported to Brian Vike , Director of HBCC UFO Research. You can read the report here. (thanks to
Alien Casebook for the link.)

Greg Bishop, Pamela Stonebrooke, and The Reptilians

A very personal post by Greg Bishop on his blog UFO Mystic about the "Queen of the Reptilians," Pamela Stonebrooke, who he knew at one time.

I have an interest in Stonebrooke's story, because I'm generally interested in stories like hers. But also because, about eight or ten years ago, when I was studying folklore at my college, I was doing a lot of research projects on UFOs. (Being folklore, they let me get away with it.) My final project in graduate school (similar to a thesis) was entitled "My Alien Lizard Lover: Animal Lore and UFOs" and that title was inspired by the experiences of Pamela Stonebrooke. (I never went through the final hoops of rewriting the thing for the fifteenth time, so never got my masters.)

You can read Greg's piece Pamela Stonebrooke: Queen of the Reptilians here, and be sure to listen to his interview with Pamela on Radio Misterioso.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Saucer for Sale!

Thanks to Lesley of The Debris Field, and Greg Bishop at UFO Mystic for the links.

An individual in Arizona is selling a flying saucer on Craig's List. Seems the city is annoyed with the thing in his front yard. Where else would you put a flying saucer? Buyer has to pick it up though. It looks just like something right out of a 1950s flying saucer movie. If only I lived in Arizona. And had the asking price, which is pretty high, even for something as groovy as this.

Nick Redfern on the MIBS

Clip of Nick Redfern giving a talk on The Men in Black from October at the Mass UFO Show in Boston. on his blog Saucers, Spooks and Spies.

1940s Abduction?

A very neat painting of what appears to be an abduction;human on the highway at night in beam of light from spacehip -- by Diana Pizzuti, who posted it at the on the Coast to Coast site. The painting was inspired by her mother's experience. What makes this especially interesting is that, according to Pizzuti, this happened in the late 1940s.

Beatles in Outer Space!

I was ten years old in the 1960s when the Beatles cartoon show was on TV, I loved it! I don't remember this one though. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Whitley Streiber and Communion

You can watch the movie Communion, (in TEN parts, broken up into ten, separate clips.) on Alien Casebook. Streiber recently wrote about his experiences that began more than 20 years ago, on December 26, 1985.

This is what Whitley has to say about now, regarding his experiences:
Friday December 12th, 2008 - By Whiteley Streiber
It is late here, midnight passing. December has come again, and for the past few months I have been enduring the same demonic nights that I experience every year at this time, as my spirit relives the hard pilgrimage that led to the night of December 26, 1985.

The feelings are so complex, the fears so deep and the love, too, so deep, that sometimes, even after all these years,the whole emotional avalanche of having the visitors emerge into my life threatens to drown me.

You can read more from Streiber on his site Unknown Country. And here.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Roswell II: Down in the Dreamy Draw

From the blog The Gralien Report, an article about "another Roswell" in Arizona.

Sean Casteel Reviews How To Contact the Space People (Ted Owens)

Sean Casteel reviews How To Contact the Space People, contactee and "PK man" Ted Owens book, reprinted by Global Communications:
Nowadays, Ted Owens remains a remarkable example of possible, even likely, true contact with the alien presence even more than 20 years after his death. Owens was one of the few documented cases in which his paranormal claims could be empirically proven, similar in some ways to Uri Geller, the Israeli psychic who could telekinetically bend spoons and stop watches before one's very eyes.

Owens, who billed himself as "PK Man" (Psychokinetic Man), had the testimonies and affidavits of lawyers and other reliable sources to prove his abilities-which included being able to predict as well as control the weather, to cause lightning to strike a given location at will, or even to cause a UFO to appear to awestruck witnesses.

You can read the all of the review on UFO Digest.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Trip to the Moon (1902)

The blog My UFO Blog has posted the 14 minute film from 1902: A Trip to the Moon. It's 14 minutes long and a delight.

e-book World

Well, I'm playing around with some e-book self-publishing stuff, it's fun and here you go. As you can see on the right in the menu, you can download a free PDF of my thoughts on "UFO Mary," and Richelle Hawks very kindly allowed me to use one of her articles as well.

I've also revised, slightly, the McMinnville "scrapbook" retitled McMinnville, Oregon UFO: Festivals and Hoaxes -- you can find it on my storefront as well.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Naveed's Realm: Our Blonde Haired Space Brethen

Our Blonde Haired Space Brethens a look back at the Nordics of the Contactee era, and, how these Nordics are still about, it seems.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Vintage Outer Space LP Covers

There is a great website called LP Cover, that is nothing but LP covers from all genres. It's really fun, some posts have links so you can hear some of the cuts from the LPs. There's a category menu on the left; or you can just have fun browsing at random. Here are a few from the outer space category. Enjoy!

Moby: We Are All Made of Stars

For no reason other than I'm a Moby fan, and from Los Angeles, here's a video of Moby's We Are All Made of Stars.

Vintage SF Cover Images from Artist Kazuaki Saito

Pink Tentacle, an excellent and unique blog, brings us images from the 1970s artist Kazuaki Saito, whose artwork was used on several covers of SF magazine, which are very wonderful.

Monday, November 24, 2008

X-ZONE Podcast Appearance

This Wednesday night, November 26, I'll be on Rob McConnell's X-Zone podcast. You can find out more here.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

"Old" UFO Clips

From YouTube, a collection of "old" ufo clips. Not all are dated, and some are from the 1990s, but some are earlier.

Pre-1947 UFO From Popular Mechanics

Here's a great cover from Popular Mechanics, about pre-1947 UFOs.

19th Century UFO Synchronicity

In Darklore II, Theo Paijmans writes about 19th century UFO sightings. Yes, that's 19th century.

In a bit of UFO synchronicity, I was searching for something I had written about UFO researcher (and professional musician) Gordon Kaswell, (Gordon Kaswell on Skepticism) who lives in Eugene. Reading over a blog post I had written -- actually, a post Gordon had written about skeptics that I put up on my blog The Orange Orb -- I found that a blog had linked to that piece with an entry titled "Why I Love Eugene." Apparently that person knew Gordon also, and had posted about running into him in town; where, Gordon proceeded to tell this person about UFO sightings in the 1800s.

And overall, I've been thinking about Venusians, UFO sightings and encounters in the 1800s lately, probably inspired by my husband's recent rediscovery of Tesla, this time with a flying saucer persceptive. We also have the British release of photos of UFOs, some going back that far.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Frank Strangeness, UFO author of classic vintage UFOlogy, has passed. Strangeness is probably most known for his book Stranger at the Pentagon, about Valiant Thor, the Venusian. You can read more from Greg Bishop over at his blog UFO Mystic.

I remember reading Stranger at the Pentagon in my teens; not knowing quite what to make of it, but enjoying it immensely.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Vintage Space Babies in Space

I don't know if this is wrapping paper or material, or bedsheets or what, but it's cute and typically space-retro!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

1897: A Trip to Venus

This is from the book A Trip to Venus, by John Munro, written in 1897.
You can read the book on-line for free, or download it, at the Project Gutenburg site. A fantastic site by the way, that offers thousands of books in the public domain.

"What strikes you as the likeliest of these notions?"

"Mountain peaks catching the sunshine."

"Might it not be the glare of a city, or a powerful search-light--in
short, a signal?"

"Oh dear, no," exclaimed the astronomer, smiling incredulously. "The
idea of signalling has got into people's heads through the outcry raised
about it some time ago, when Mars was in 'opposition' and near the
earth. I suppose you are thinking of the plan for raising and lowering
the lights of London to attract the notice of the Martians?"

"No; I believe I told you of the singular experience I had some five or
six years ago with an old astronomer, who thought he had established an
optical telegraph to Mars?"

"Oh, yes, I remember now. Ah, that poor old chap was insane. Like the
astronomer in _Rasselas_, he had brooded so long in solitude over his
visionary idea that he had come to imagine it a reality."

"Might there not be some truth in his notion? Perhaps he was only a
little before his time."

Gazen shook his head.

"You see," he replied, "Mars is a much older planet than ours. In winter
the Arctic snows extend to within forty degrees of the equator, and the
climate must be very cold. If human beings ever existed on it they must
have died out long ago, or sunk to the condition of the Eskimo."

That last line is, unfortunately, is an example of the common idea of man's whiteness supreme over all, but, there you go.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Where else would they be from?

Nick Redfern on Beckley's "Strange Saga"

Nick Redfern reviews Tim (Mr. UFO) Beckley's 'Strange Saga' on UFO Mystic.
Here's what Nick writes about the book and how it was in the good old days of UFO chasing:
It’s clear from what Beckley has to say that the world of Ufology back then was very different to that of today. For a start, it still possessed a sense of humor and wasn’t full of pompous, self-important ufologists (or there were certainly less of them, at least!). And the subject was full of something else too: characters.

I like that. So many full of themselves twits out there today, and that's within UFOlogy; forget about the usual uber sketpics and debunkers.

I was fortunate enough to have Tim Beckley send me a treasure trove of books as well; and his books, as well as his newsletter, are worth reading, espeically for "UFO buffs."

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

UFO Digest: Stopping the Hybrid Critters - Some possible reasons behind the mystery of Roswell

Peter Farley, on UFO Digest, writes about Roswell in his article Stopping the Hybrid Critters - Some possible reasons behind the mystery of Roswell. Farley channels something, or one, called Guidance, (link provided in article) who has news to share about hybrid beings in the Roswell area. Among other things, there's a "bubble" or portal in Roswell.
Many sensitive people I know have actually stated to me something along the lines of 'there's an energetic bubble' covering Roswell since way back when. Over the course of 25 years or more of my involvement with the two I too ahve always noticed this seeming energetic doorway or barrier one passes through about 40 miles out from Roswell in almost every direction.

This may sound far fetched, but there are numerous areas not only in the U.S. ( many of which seem to be in the West and Southwest) but the world over, that seem to be gateways between other worlds, dimensions, etc. How else to explain, for example, the extreme high strangeness of places such as the ranch in Utah, site of the Hunt for the Skinwalker, or the Redgate, Montana sightings of UFOs and aliens, or the very strange events in Colorado, going back hundreds of years, that invovle cattle mutilations and other UADS (unexplained animal deaths), UFO sightings, and so much more?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

FATE Magazine's New Feature: Online Columnists

The FATE magazine website has an added feature: on line columnists. A nice piece by David F. Godwin talks about the "fun" in ufo sightings that has seemingly ceased to be. Here's a bit from his article:

I am old enough to remember when flying saucers were fun.

Hundreds, thousands of people were seeing mysterious things in the sky. Not just lights, but metallic discs, cigars, and flying machines. Every now and then, there would be a close contact, as with the Florida Scoutmaster I read about in Boys Life. But even more fascinating were the intimate contacts with the pilots and crew of these extraterrestrial spacecraft: the kindly Venusians who took George Adamski on a tour of the solar system, or the less kindly nightmarish monsters with acid tentacles who stopped cars on lonely roads in West Virgina.

I liked the Venusians better. The eight-foot-tall slithering horrors were too frightening

Read the entire article here.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Return of Phantom Clowns

Clowns digust me and creep me out, always have, and I realized something; my distaste has only become stronger over the years, which is a curious thing. Hmmm, wonder if it has anything to do with all of my UFO experiences?

Loren Coleman has a post on his Copycat Effect blog about the return of Phantom Clowns, a true classical-Fortean phenomena.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Outer Space! Vintage Album Covers

Taking a cue from Adamn Gorightly, who posts some great images on his Untamed Dimensions, I had fun searching for vintage album covers and found these:

I think this is my favorite one!

I actually like Esquivel, and have some of his music.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

"They Live"

Outside the limit of our sight, feeding off us, perched on top of us, from birth to death, are our owners! Our owners! They have us. They control us! They are our masters! Wake up! They're all about you! All around you! ~ The Preacher man, from They Live.

John Carpenter's 1988 They Live is a combination of bad 1970s type TV show, and scary documentary. (There are some similarities to Roger Corman's 1963 The Man With the X-Ray Eyes, with Ray Milland, for example, the idea that glasses, eye drops, etc can alter someone's vision, allowing them to see the "hidden" reality.)

The plot, for those unfamiliar, goes like this: man finds pair of glasses that, when worn, reveals who is, and who isn't, an alien. Without the glasses, the aliens look, speak and behave like humans. With glasses, you can see their creepy repto skull like faces. The aliens are greedy and ruthless and have subliminally plastered messages everywhere: "OBEY," "CONSUME," etc. These aliens have joined with some humans, who are repaid for their treachery with money. Tons of money.

Sounds painfully just like what's really going on out here in reality land. A lot of the dialogue in the movie is eerie, for its spot on statements about global corporatism, etc.

I'm not a big John Carpenter fan, but I realize I don't get him like others do; he's supposed to be campy, etc. I did like his version of The Thing, and have to say, I loved his 1998 Vampires movie.

As silly as Carpenter's They Live is, or maybe "dated" is a better term, it does have cool music and the movie itself, as a horror aliens take over the planet theme, works. I say, watch it and have a good time, in spite of the fact it's closer to the truth than we might like.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Supersonic Saucer!

This is a great find I happily stumbled on: from the UK, 1952 black and white movie Supersonic Saucer.

The story begins:
Somewhere in Great Britain, a group of schoolchildren visit the local planetarium. While looking through the giant telescope, one young lad, Rodney, sees what appears to be a flying saucer circling the planet Venus. Nobody believes him, however, and the class returns to school.

For more on the movie, including two pages full of images from the movie, visit the Kiddie Matinee site.

A Bit of Vintage Saucer News From Around the Web

A few items of vintage UFO stuff in recent news:

The Flatwoods Monster extravaganza, by Mike Sizemore,
brings us news of upcoming events inspired by the Flatwoods encounter:
In centrally located Braxton County, will be exporting the tale of the Flatwoods Monster, an alien creature said to have crash-landed near the tiny town 56 years ago. Hundreds are expected to gather at the Alban Art & Conference Center in St. Albans to rekindle interest in the curious event and raise its profile in the annals of West Virginia history.

As folklore tells it, early in the evening of Sept. 12, 1952, several residents of Flatwoods claimed to have witnessed a UFO. Schoolchildren Edward and Fred May, along with their friend Tommy Hyer, spotted a calamitous crash on a nearby farm and rushed to investigate. They and several others joining them reported finding a strobing ball of fire accompanied by a noxious mist. Under an oak tree not far away the group encountered a creature emitting a “shrill hissing noise.” The terrified group fled in due haste.

UFOs Made Headlines in 1884 Mind you, this is from the Weekly World News website . . .

From the Bones Blog, a blog about the “ social impact of one of the best science fiction franchise of all time. The impact of how science is used to solve our most difficult social concerns will also be discussed.” there’s “The Anthropology of Star Trek”

Phillip Mantle, in WING COMMANDER ALAN TURNER MBE. RAF SOPLEY UFO-1971, on American Chronicle, writes about Royal Air Force personnel sighting of a UFO in 1971.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Old Time Radio Site

Here's a really neat site dedicated to vintage radio. It's called
Old Time Radio Show Catalog, and you can find programs from the golden days of radio in several genres: detective, mystery, comedy, horror, soaps, serials, sci-fi, etc. The site offers free samples you can listen to on-line. It's also very easy to navigate and set up very nicely. An extremely clean looking and well thought out site, with hundreds of choices.
Here’s a sample of “The Face is Familiar” with Jack Benny.
They site says it offers new samples so check back often. Click here to go right to their sci-fi selection, or here for their home page.

Monday, September 15, 2008

From Mac Tonnies: 'Things That Look Like Flying Saucers"

New blog from Mac Tonnies of Post Human Blues fame: Things That Look Like Flying Saucers. It's quirky, fun, and different yet so obvious. Now, off to find a hubcab or something . . .

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Visit to Harry King, Home of Snippy the Horse

Interesting post at Church of UFOlogy about their visit to Harry King's ranch in Colorado, which was home to the "first" UAD or animal mutilation in context of UFOs. Snippy as the media dubbed her, was not a cow but a horse. What's interesting is that members of the family, including King, felt it wasn't aliens that were responsible for the poor horse's death, but government, to cover something up, including UFOs, since UFO activity was high back then, as it is now. That whole area, as Chris O'Brien and others have written extensively, is rife with UFO sightings, and other very high strangeness stuff.

Anyway, visit the blog Church of UFOlogy for more on this intriguing story in UFO history: Harry King.

1988 Alien Abduction

From Phantoms and Monsters: Video: Amaury Rivera Toro Alien Abduction Case - 1988.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Vintage U.F.O. in Top 100

A cool thing for Vintage U.F.O. -- this blog has recently been named one of the "100 Awesome Blogs for History Junkies." Vintage U.F.O. is in the "Odd & Interesting" category, at number 81 (second in the category) on the Best Colleges Online site.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New Trickster's Realm Column on BOA

My article on My Contact with Flying Saucers, by Contactee Dino Kraspedon, is now up at Binnall of America.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Find of the Day: Contactee Book

My find for the day: My Contact with Flying Saucers, by Dino Kraspedon, hard cover, for under $2.00 at the St. Vincent de Paul's.

Written in the 1950s, it's about Kraspedon's (a pseudonym) meetings with an alien from -- not Venus, which seems to be the usual, but Jupiter.

From Blue Alien: CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs

The Blue Alien the hive blog has a piece by Gerald K. Haines: CIA’s Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-90: A Die-Hard Issue.

UFO Era (new site)

Inside UFOlogy,a piece on a new site (for me) that posts articles, etc. on UFOs from years ago. The description reads:
UFO Era: Classic ufo files from the electronic boards of last millennium

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Little guests in the Moon Palace, early 1970s

I found this on Gatochy's blog/Flicker album. Gatochy has a few blogs, devoted in some way to vintage images; some of her blogs are in Portuguese. This was a great find. I was actually looking for something else -- vintage propaganda, for my new blog (yes, I know, you don't need to say anything!) Pulp Jello. I love the art work in this.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

MIB History in America

Researcher Art Champoux has a good piece on UFO Digest on the history of MIBS in this country:Extraterrestrials in America's History.

For more interesting background on the MIBs, read William Bramley's The Gods of Eden.

Also, for a more academic look, see The "Men in Black" Experience and Tradition: Analogues with the Traditional Devil Hypothesis
by folklorist Peter M. Rojcewicz for The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 100, No. 396 (Apr. - Jun., 1987), pp. 148-160 (article consists of 13 pages) You have to be an academic or pay to get this on-line, fortunately I still have this from my college days.

Just for fun, this image of James Cagney from the classic Public Enemy, while having nothing to do with MIBs, just gives the MIBS creeps!

Monday, August 4, 2008

UFO Mystic: The Close Encounter Classification System

Greg Bishop at UFO Mystic has a good piece on Dr. Allen Hynek and the "Close Encounter Classification System."

A bit of background from Bishop's piece:
His 1972 book The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry contained his proposal for a system of classifying UFO sightings. The system was envisioned as a first step in legitimizing UFO research as a valid scientific pursuit. When a witness is less than 500 feet from the observed phenomena, this was labeled a Close Encounter. The distance from the observer was important because, depending on the apparent size of the observed anomaly, details may be less obvious and mistaken for something truly unknown.

You can read the entire article here.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

UFO Magazine: "Defending the Contactees"

In the current issue of UFO Magazine, my column The Orange Orb addresses the Contactees "vs." abductees in Defending the Contactees.

Make sure you visit UFO Magazine on-line!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

UFO Mary

I'm promoting myself. (I know, unusual isn't it?) I'm liking my newest blog; UFO Mary, though not wild about the title, and I can see that already it's evolving into something more; more general about religions, all religions, including "cults," sects, denominations, folk religions, etc. and not just Marian Apparitions. But for now, it's "UFO Mary."

UFOs and aliens, in the context of religious beliefs and interpretations. Or the other way around. It is NOT a "UFOs are the devil" (or angels) kind of site. I'm not a religious person. At. All. Crystal cruncher, sure. Religious, nah.

Well, hope that clear it up!

Visit UFO Mary here. And let me know what you think!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

"Welcome to Hopskinville Nostalgia"

I just stumbled on this site; I was looking for an image I had a long time ago; a painting of the "virgin mary" but her face was an alien, a "gray." I want to put it up on my UFO-Mary blog. (No, this really isn't a shameless plug. Well, maybe a little bit of one.) Anyway, found this, and I must have this figure!!! (By the way, that Hopkinsville alien sure looks like an owl to me, doesn't it?)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

On UFO Mystic: "Remembering Gray Barker"

Greg Bishop has a piece on Gray Barker,(They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers,1956 and The Silver Bridge,etc. )and a cynical mood swing in Barker's life on the UFO stuff; he wrote a poem about UFO being "shit." A "bucket of shit" ---- (there are some days I feel the same way.) Barker was a fascinating character in UFOlogy; worth learning about if you aren't familiar with him and his works.

It may strike some as strange that I consider Barker worth looking into to, or that I "defend" him. He was a hoaxer, and worse, many say. He made up stuff, he embellished, he was lax. But as always, there's more to this than just simplistic accusations of "charlatan!"

Friday, July 11, 2008

MIBs, Clowns and Helicopters

MIBs, Clowns and Helicopters
is the title for my Trickster's Realm column, which will be up sometime this Monday on Binnall of America.

I was searching for an image of a creepy scary clown, hopefully with a paranormal edge, and found these images. I couldn't go on looking, I was getting very creeped out and upset. I don't like clowns. At all.

This isn't that creepy, but it gives me an uncomfortable feeling. It's just so cheesy and dirty and you just know there's something smelly and bad underneath all that supposed wholesomeness.

This is obviously scary and creepy. King's novel (I am a King fan although I haven't read his latest five books or so) IT was a good one, in a nasty awful way.

Now this one is creepy and scary but I also kind of like it in a weird, sick way. It's just so off the wall, and I'm a big fan of pulp fiction, so it doesn't quite send me over the edge into the abyss. Still, I don't want it on my night table!

For guitar picks; this is actually kind of funny, but I still can't get there.

Creepy, sick, scary . . . even though it's vintage cover art (I think, it might be an homage to that, I can't tell) it's too much. I can't deal.

Tragic, exploitative, and all too real; surreal.

Fortean Times Magazine was on to clowns. Ironic arch skeptic Benjamin Bradford wrote the article, though not surprising for FT. I found this image on a blog called The Fortean Critic, but as far as I could tell, it isn't active and only had a couple of posts. You can read the article the blogger wrote here.

Killer Clowns From Space. A cult classic, a fantastic title. I can appreciate it from afar for what it is. But, nope, I can't enjoy it. Too damn creepy.

I think this might be the among the scarier ones, because I don't think it's supposed to be scary. But it really gives off a bad vibe!

That's quite enough, I can't take any more.

So what, you may wonder, do clowns have to do with Vintage U.F.O. stuff? Well, there is a Fortean history of weird paranormal clowns and related beings to UFOs, Mothman, etc. There's also the Trickster element; is it one aspect of this clown stuff? There's a whole dark underbelly to UFO experiences that a lot of people don't address. And, as you'll read in my TR column, I muse on the possible relationships with clowns, MIBS (are they a kind of "clown?") and UFO encounters.

Now, let's see if I can get to sleep tonight. . .