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).