Friday, May 23, 2008

Video Clip: 1950 McMinnville

The Phantoms and Monsters blog has a video clip on the McMinnville UFO case from 1950. Hat tip to Lesley at Debris Field.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Best UFO Photos: 1870-1959

The Best UFO Photos 1870-1959.
One of my favorites is this one taken at Cave Junction, Oregon in 1927.

Compare that to this one taken in Colorado in 1929.

Seem similar, and reminds me of many of the flying saucers in the 1950s.

UFO Casebook

Sunday, May 18, 2008

McMinnville, UFO Festival (TRENT CASE)

1950, McMinnville, Oregon: Paul and Evelyn Trent saw a UFO. Paul Trent took two photos; the craft zipped off, and the rest is UFO history. If you're not familiar with the Trent case, Google "Trent" and you'll find plenty on it.

Nine years ago, Ted Hills and McMenimin's in McMinnville started the McMinnville UFO Festival. People say it gets better every year. I went last year, and it was fine, but this year was so much better, for a variety of reasons.

Last year, as I've written before, we were very rushed and just made it in time for David Jacob's presentation. We forgot our camera, and the stores nearby were all sold out of the disposable kind. (We could have driven ten minutes away to the sprawl and bought one at a chain store, but it all too busy and rushed and crazy.) The room the talk was in was crowded, and hot, and all kinds of other irritations. Grumble, grumble. Still, we did have a great time.

This year was much better. We took our time, were able to bring the cameras, the laptop, had booked for two nights, etc. The main speaker was none other than Richard Dolan, who was terrific! I'll write more later about what he had to say.

Another treat was meeting Karyin Dolan for the first time. She -- and Richard -- are both very geniune, real people, very warm, intelligent, and it was so nice to just hang out and talk. (Karyn has her own program on the Paranormal Radio Network, and contributes to Women Of Esoterica.)

Next year's speaker is Linda Moultan Howe! Yes, we're already booked!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Music From the Monster Movies blog

I just found a great blog:Monster Movie Music. Music from the 1950s!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Joan Howard, Contactee

Not Dana Howard, Joan Howard. Joan Howard is a Contactee that met with Brent Raynes in 1971 to discuss her Contactee experiences.

Howard's experiences began in 1968. Very interesting and isn't exactly like the "typical" Contactee experiences, if you can call Contactee encounters "typical." Then again, there are some interesting connections; hearing voices in German, for example.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Kevin Randle: The Schirmer Abduction 40 Years Later

In the current issue of FATE magazine, Kevin Randle has an article on the interesting 1960s case of Sgt. Herb Schirmer.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Tom Snyder and UFOs (Part One)

With Dr. Hynek and Peter Gersten.

UFO title sequence

From the 1970s show UFO. I love the cheesy fishnet uniforms!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

UFO Mystic: Contactee Spying, Retro UFO

Lots of good stuff at UFO Mystic on the Contactees. Just take a look and scroll around. Also some info on the Retro UFO conference.