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.

Sea Hunt Episode with Leonard Nimoy

Found this on YouTube: a 1958 episode of Sea Hunt, starring Lloyd Bridges. In this episode from season one, titled The Shipwreck, Leonard Nimoy appears as one of the lost.

spy-fi channel: Man From U.N.C.L.E.

A new favorite of mine, the spy-fi channel, has the following item on The Man From U.N.C.L.E., a show I loved when I was a kid. I even joined the Man From U.N.C.L.E. fan club. (I know, geekdom starts early.)

Then of course there was the Girl From U.N.C.L.E., remember that?

spy-fi channel also has something neat on the 1945 serial Secret Agent X-9, something I was unfamiliar with, starring Lloyd Bridges, before his Sea Hunt days. (another favorite show of mine when I was a kid.)