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.