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Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
Mufon ufo journal   1992 12. december
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  • 1. Mufon UFO JournalOfficial Publication of the Mutual UFO Network Since 1967Number 296December 1992$3.00Merry Christmas ° Happy New YearJoyeux Noel ° Bonne AnneeFeliz Navidid ° Feliz Ano Nuevo
  • 2. Mufon UFO JournalDecember 1992 Number 296CONTENTSCOVER-UP: WHAT GOVERNMENTS DO Dennis Stacy 3"THE WOMAN ON THE BRIDGE" Budd Hopkins 5ROSWELL & ITS CONSEQUENCES Jean Sider & I. Scott 10HYPNOSIS & CREATIVITY IN ABDUCTION REPORTS Edward Carlos 12NEWNVIEWS 15THE UFO PRESS Dennis Stacy 17CURRENT CASES Robert Gribble & Donald Ware 18LETTERS Various Contributors 20THE JANUARY NIGHT SKY Walter N. Webb 22DIRECTORS MESSAGE Walter Andrus 24EDITORDennis W. StacyASSOCIATE EDITORWalter H. Andrus, Jr.COLUMNISTWalter N. WebbMUFON UFO JOURNAL(USPS 002-970)(ISSN 0270-6822)103 Oldtowne Rd.Seguin, TX 78155-4099Telephone: (210) 379-9216Copyright 1992 by the Mutual UFO Network.All Rights Reserved.No part of this document may be reproduced in any form without the written permissionof the Copyright Owners. Permission is hereby granted to quote up to 200 words of anyone article, provided the author is credited, and the statement, "Copyright 1992 by the MutualUFO Network, 103 Oldtowne Rd., Seguin, Texas 78155," is includedThe contents of the MUFON UFO Journal are determined by the editors and do not necessarilyreflect the official position of the Mutual UFO Network.The Mutual UFO Network, Inc. is exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. MUFON is a publicly supported organizationof thetype described in Section 509 (a) (2). Donors may deduct contributions from their FederalIncome Tax. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers or gifts are alsodeductiblefor estate andgift purposes, providedthey meet the applicableprovisionsof Sections 2055, 2106 and 2522of the Internal Revenue Code.The MUFON UFO JOURNAL is published monthly by the Mutual UFONetwork, Inc., Seguin, Texas. Membership/Subscription rates: $25 per year inthe U.S.A.; $30 foreign in U.S. funds. Second class postage paid at Seguin, TX.POSTMASTER: Send form 3579 to advise change of address to:MUFON, 103 Oldtowne Rd., Seguin, TX 78155
  • 3. Cover-Up:What Governments DoIts hard enough to find out about the things the universeprefers to keep hidden without our government, whichsomebody you know must have voted for, covering upwhat it has already found. Sometimes, of course, it hidesthings to save its own neck and sometimes seemingly justfor the hell of it.— Norman MacleanYoung Men and FireSpoken like a true fortean or ufologist, but in factNorman Maclean (d. 1990) is neither, at least not inany obvious sense. Indeed, you might know himbetter as the late retired University of Chicago Englishprofessor who wrote A River Runs Through It, recentlyturned into a motion pictureby Robert Redford. Young Menand Fire, his second book, was published posthumouslyearlier this year. Its the culminationof Macleans 16 yearinvestigation into the August 1949, Mann Gulch Fire inwhich 13 National Forest Service firefighters died.Maclean knew it wouldnt be easy to reconstruct eventsnearly 40 years dead, but he must have been .surprised todiscover that even a seemingly "non-political" agency likethe Forest Service had itsown reasons, orperceived reasons,for both slantingand hidinghistory and evidence. After all,13 good men had died and several of the families had suedthe Service for negligence. Even so, things were seeminglycovered upor glossed over that neednt have been,includinga 20 to 30 minute discrepancy in the time the men died.After all was said and done, Maclean seems to havecome to the conclusion thatcovering its tracks is simply theway government does business. He tells his co-investigator,Laird Robinson,"Maybe ourtroubleiswethink theythoughtthe difference [in the time of death] was important. Maybewe suffer from the belief that the game of cover-up is playedonly when there is somethingbad to cover up and only whenthe big boys play it. But for a lot of guys besides Nixon, itwas a fun game, and all sizes, shapes and sexes are eligibleto play it."There is some evidence for this point of view. Last yearalone, for example, government censors classified overseven million documents, an average of 20,000 documentsa day, according to Steven Aftergood, director of the Projecton Science and Secrecy conducted by the Federation ofAmerican Scientists.The Defense Department accounts for61 percent of the countrys secrets, the CIA for another 26percent, the State Department only three percent. The se-crecy glut is troublingnot onlyfor what it means in terms ofour supposedly democratic institutions, but in terms of hardDr. Cameron had some unusual Ideasaboutthe working of thehuman mind, ideas whichclosely dovetailed with the CIAs own closetCold War thinking about the benefits ofbrainwashing and other forcible coverttechniques of mind control. It was a dubi-ous combination at best — a fatal attrac-tion at worst.currency and international competition as well. For in-stance, with the effective end of the Cold War nearly at hand,the transfer of many militarytechnologies to peaceful onesis imperative, both for domestic jobs and as a way ofmaintaining our pre-eminent position as the worlds ad-vanced technology leader. Yet this process, among others, isseriously hampered by the governments innate and inbredtendencies toward paranoia and secrecy. Currently, some6500 individualsin the executive establishment have thepower to classify secrets on their own say so and nothingelse. The cost of maintaining all these secrets isprohibitive,too, probably running to several billion dollars a yearaccording to some estimates." ^Tobodyknows, fundamentally, howmany secretsthere•IN are," Tom Blanton, director of the National SecurityArchive, a private non-profit library of declassified docu-ments, recently told the Orlando Sentinel. Millions ofdocuments are declassified annually, but they add up to afew drops of water in a very big bucket. At the NationalArchives alone, for instance, officials estimate that theyhave a backlog of 325 million pages of documents awaitingdeclassification — all created before 1962!So it doesnt seem too far-fetched too assume thatamong the many millions of pages of currently classifieddocuments, more than a mere handful or two must almostassuredly deal with reports of UFOs. In fact, some sense ofwhat is kept secret can be gleaned by what actuallygets out.On November 18 of this year, for example, the Canadiangovernment suddenlyreversed a standing seven-year policyand agreed to compensate the surviving victims of a CIA-sponsored psychiatric program that essentially turned sev-eral minds to mush and left long-lasting psychic scars onothers. The depressing details can be found in the New YorkTimes for November 19, 1992.Portions of the story were first leaked to the public in a1979 book, The Searchfor the Manchurian Candidate (finda copy ifyou can!), by John Marks, a former Senate aide andState Department official, and co-author with VictorMarchetti of The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence. Markswas working with 16,000 pages of CIA documents releasedMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 4. under the Freedom of Information Act. Subtitled "The CIAand MindControl," theportionoftheManchurian Candidatewhich concerns ushere deals with oneDr.D.Ewen Cameron,at the time (the 1950s) the head of the Allan MemorialInstitute,an originally Rockefeller-funded psychiatricclinicoperated under the auspices of McGill University in Mon-treal. The Canadian government in Ottawa supportedCamerons subsequent psychological experiments to thetune of some $200,000, whiletheCIA, under the auspices ofa cover organization, the Society for the Investigation ofHuman Ecology, chipped in another $60,000.Cameron and the Allan Institute were highly regardedby the psychological community.In 1953, he was electedpresident of the American PsychiatricAssociation; later hewould be chosen the first presidentof the World PsychiatricAssociation. According to Marks, "His friends joked thatthey had run out of honors to give him."Cameron had some unusual ideas about the working ofthe human mind, ideas which closely dovetailed with theCIAs own in-house thinkingabout brainwashing. Some ofthese suppositions had partly played themselves out inprojects ARTICHOKE and MKULTRA, which involvedthe administration(to unwitting victims)of LSD and othermind-altering drugs. Purportedly, this was Cold War hys-teria at its highest. Concerned about mind control tech-niques reportedly employed on American POWs by theChinese inthe course of the Korean "police action,"the CIAand other government agencies were determined to gain theupper hand. What followed wouldbe eventuallydismissedas an excess of patrioticenthusiasm.Apparently, Cameron thought thatthehuman mindcouldbe erased, or "de-patterned," inmuchthe same waythatone wipes achalkboard clean before writing a new equation.To wipe his own patients slates clean, Cameron employedboth electroshock and drug "therapy," followed up by theconstant replaying of voiced tape-overs, the speakers forwhich mightbe hidden under their pillowsor in the wallsoftheir room. It goes without saying that the majority ofCamerons participants in this partially CIA-funded experi-ment were anything but wittingvolunteers;for the most part,they were innocent victimswho happened to be in the wrongplace at the wrong time.Marks claims that more than half of Camerons humanguinea pigs emerged from his"treatment" process with theirmemory and/or mental health seriously impaired. LindaMacdonald, 55, and now a Vancouveremployment coun-selor, said she "walked through those doors with ahusbandon one arm and a guitar on the other ... healthy ... andcoherent."Diagnosed asanacuteschizophrenicby Cameron,she spent 86 days in his so-called "sleep room," subjected to109 shock treatments and megadoses of barbiturates andother drugs. Afterward, Macdonald said she could neitherread nor write, nor could she remember anythingof the firstCameron thought the human mind couldbe "de-patterned." Given enough electro-shock and barbiturates, he proved to beright.26 years of her life, includingher husband and five children.She even had to be toilet-trained again.Another unfortunate victim was Velma Orlikow, thenow-deceased wife of David Orlikow, a retired member ofthe Canadian Parliament. According to the Times, Orlikowsaid his wife emerged from Camerons treatment "a dis-abled person, not physicallybut emotionally... She was avery intelligent person [before] but her ability to read wasdestroyed."In 1988, the U.S. Justice Department announcedanout-of-court settlement with Mrs. Orlikow and eight othersurvivors of Camerons experiments in the amount of$750,000. The Canadian capitulationseems to be based onthe American settlement; in effect Ottawa agreed to paysome 80 survivingclaimants a total of $80,000 each. Still,Canada denies ultimate responsibility,admittingonly thatthe compensation "expresses the fairness and compassionCanadian expect from their Government." It wasgenerallyassumed that a further airing of the Cameron and CIA dirtylaundry would only harm the re-election chances of PrimeMinister Brian Mulroney and his present precarious major-ity in Parliament, so the government elected to settle up."Its a sad episode that happened more than 3.0yearsago," CIA spokesman John Hedley told the Times, "and thecase isclosed,"a statement we are supposed to take on faith.And so it goes — in terms of the Forest Service,psychiatry, the CIA, internationalrelations, and advancedtechnology — and no doubt with regard to the troublesomebusiness of UFOs as well. "Sometimes," said Maclean, thegovernment "hides things to save its own neck and some-times seemingly just for the hell of it."But when it comes to UFOs, given the current un-changed climate of secrecy, how will we ever know withcertainty which is which? And would it really matter?— Dennis StacyNext Issue...Art Hufford on Gulf Breeze... a new columnon Abductions by John Carpenter...responses to the Confessions of a CropCircle "Spy" and more. Dont forget to votefor your favorite Journal article.MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 5. The Linda Cortile AbductionCase: Part II"The Woman on the Bridgeby BuddHopkinsIn late November 1991,1 received a large manilaenve-lope addressed to my New York home rather thanto mypost office box, andbearing the name andreturn addressof a woman from a small town in upstate New York. Typedonto a red-edged label, attached to the lower left of theenvelope, were these words, arranged in two lines: "CON-FIDENTIAL, RE: BROOKLYN BRIDGE."The reference immediatelypiqued my curiosity. Sincethe previous February, I had been investigating the "LindaCortile" abduction case, an incident which had occurredwithin sight of the Brooklyn Bridge and which had appar-ently been witnessed by a well-known political figure andtwo security men parked nearby.*For obvious reasons, these men desired confidentialityand had so far declined to meet withme in person. However,they had vividly described to me, in letters and an audiocassette tape, whattheyhad seen from their location beneaththe FDR Drive: A UFO hovering above a nearbybuilding,a woman in a whitenightgownand three small, non-humanfigures suspended in a beam of bluish-whitelight, twelvestories above the ground,and the final elevationof these fourinto the underside of the craft. The craft had then cometowards their car, passing over the FDR Drive and finallyplunging into the East River "behind (i.e. south of) theBrooklyn Bridge."The men stated that the encounterhad takenplace inlateNovember 1989, between 3:00 and 3:30 a.m., and thattheyhad been profoundly unnerved as they watched the eventunfold. It had occurred quickly. First, the UFO lowereditself above the building, and then the four figures poppedout of an apartment window in, as the men put it, "the fetalposition." Next, the four arranged themselves in a verticalpattern: two aliens below, the "girl or woman" above, andthe third alien above her. Simultaneously,"as if on cue,"they unrolled into standing positions,and then, "as if on aninvisible elevator," all four rose up into the undersideof thecraft.In my several interviews and single hypnoticregressionsession with Linda,the central figure in this case, I discov-ered that she had, with a few exceptions, remembered thesame sequence of events that the government people hadreported to me. One notable difference was that, once out-side the window, she had been staring straight ahead, im-mobilized in some kind of altered state, so she apparentlydid not see the three aliens hovering in the light above and* "TheLinda Cortile AbductionCase," MUFON UFOJournal, No.293, Septem-ber 1992, pp. 12-16.beneath her. (She had remembered encountering them in-side her apartment, escorting her to the window,but thenhermemory becomes unclear.) Neither did she recall havingbeen rolled up in a fetal position, yet otherwise the basiccongruity of her account, with that of the three men, wasremarkable. Naturally, Lindahad no idea of theUFOsrouteonce she was inside it; she was shocked when I informed herthe men said the craft plunged into the East River "behindthe Brooklyn Bridge."As I held the envelope in my hand that Novemberafternoon and looked at the words "CONFIDENTIAL, RE:BROOKLYN BRIDGE," I barely allowed myself to hopethat this letter and Lindas abduction might be somehowconnected, that its writer might provide more evidenceabout the event. The envelope contained a cover letter andphotocopies of three drawings, all hand-colored, and anearlier letter. I read the cover letter first:Dear Mr. Hopkins:The enclosed letter and drawings dated July 17, 1991,are copies of the originals I have sent to you last July.I expected some form of response from you by now,because the sighting took place in your own city. Iveseriously considered the possibility that the originals Ivesent toyou were lost somewhere in the Post Office long ago.If I dont hear from you, then Ill assume you are aware ofthe goings on in New York City.Thank you. Sincerely,Janet KimbleThe name "Janet Kimble" is a pseudonymIve invented;the actual letter writer gave me her real name, homeaddress andhome telephone number.(A latersearch throughmy box of unopened correspondence turned up the Julyletter and the original crayon drawings.) The letter reads asfollows:Dear Mr. Hopkins,My name is Janet. Im a middle aged woman andretired. Some time last May, CBS aired a one hour showentitled "Visitors From the Unknown." I watched the showbecause itjust so happened to be on my TV set at the time Iwalked into the room. From that evening on,I thought aboutwhat I saw in New York City about 1 [and] 112 years ago,more than I have ever thought about itbefore.Its disturbingto me. I was getting along just fine until that show aired.During the course of this year and a half, I spoke ofwhat I saw only once and was made tofeel ridiculous. Ihave never spoken of it again. Infact, I have never traveledback to New York City after what I saw and I never willagain,for any reason.Budd Hopkins is the author of Missing Time (1981) andIntruders: The Incredible Visitations at Copley Woods (1987)MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 6. Although we dont know each other, andprobably neverwill, I cant help but tofeel silly writing about his. On theother hand, Im feeling some relief. Please let me explainhow I found you. The day after the show aired, I wasdetermined tofind someone I could tellabout whatI saw, butI couldnt telljust anyone. I have never read anything on theUFO subject (maybe I should have). However, I knew thatbooks were written on the subject, so 1 went to the localbookstore. There I quickly paged through many UFO booksand liked the sound of your name. I read a little of what youwrote in your book entitled Intruders, and it piqued myinterest. Im sorry I didnt buy your book, but I will in thefuture, as soon as I calm down.Janet explained in her letter, and in later conversations, asequence of eventsin which she phoned my publisherformy address and was told that, though my address could notbe given out, the receptionistthought I lived in New York.The next paragraph ofJanets lettercontained a pair ofoddlyformal capitalized wordings which caught my attention.Unlike most people, she avoidedthe simpleterms "informa-tion" and "phone book."/ called Manhattan Directory Assistance, asking if aBudd, spelled with two Ds, Hopkins was listed somewherein NYC, and she said yes! Had she said no, I would haveforgotten about this letter, rendering my situation with whatI saw hopeless. I went out to find theManhattan White Pagesand found your address in there. JII feel humiliated if thisletter is received by the wrong Budd Hopkins. Im sure youwont be contacting me, but if you do, youll find myphonenumber at the end of this letter. I do wish to remain anon-ymous. My family and friends do not take too kindly to theUFO subject. I have had first hand experience and I refuseto be made into a fool.It has taken me two months to build up the courage towrite you this letter and draw the enclosed drawings. I don twant to be involved with these unnatural goings on. How-ever,I must know, if you know, what is going on in NYC andif it happens often?One Wednesday evening, November 29, 1989, I at-tended a retirement party in Brooklyn for my sickly boss.The party lasted into the early hours of the next morning,Thursday, November 30, 1989, exactly one week fromThanksgiving Day. My boss invited me tostay at her housefor the night, but I was anxious to get home. I drove to theBrooklyn Bridge, with the intention of crossing over to theManhattan side, to drive to the FDR Drive to go home fromthere.I drove more than halfway across the bridge, when mycar came to a slow, but dead, stop. I was so upset. It wasabout 3:00 in the morning, and I wanted to get home. I sawmy headlights dim and then go out. None of the car lightsworked after that. I didnt know what went wrong.I was afraid to get out of the car, because it was so darkup there on the bridge. I didnt want to get hit by an oncom-ing car, nor did I want to get mugged if my car wasn t hit. Ilooked through the rearview mirror to see if other carswere coming, and they were. This scared me half to death,because they had no way of seeing my car parked. Buttheir head-lights dimmed out, too, and their cars stopped,right behind mine. I just couldnt understand the strangecoincidence, and I still dont. How could anything getstranger than this?From the corner of my right eye, on thepassenger sideof the front seat window, I thought I saw a building on firein Manhattan. The whole sky lit up.Mr Hopkins, words cantexpress what I saw that morning up on the Brooklyn Bridge.I cant begin to explain it verbally. You would have had toof seen it yourself.Enclosed please find three drawings and one flap draw-ing taped to Drawing #2, explaining what I saw. You canhave them. These pictures will always be in my mind. Thesedrawings are of myself watching what was going on from thebridge as I sat in my car. After you finish looking throughthis littlepackage I managed to send to you, you may thinkIm crazy. If I am, so were all the other people sittingin their cars up there on the bridge with me that morning.If you dont think Im crazy and you have questions, Ican only say what I saw, and I know what I saw.DRAWING # 1— From the corner of my eye, I thoughta building was on fire. I was shocked to see what it reallywas. The lights were so bright, I had to shield my eyes.I was frightened and found this aircraft very threatening.DRAWING #2 (Flap Drawing) — They came out of awindow, one, right after another, (second window from left).There were six windows on that side of the building. Ipurposely counted them. There was enough lightfor thou-sands of people to see what was happening. Ill bet youdollars todonuts that thousands did see what happened fromother areas of the city. I didnt know what they were becausethey were all rolled up into little balls.DRAWING #2 (Lift Flap)—I didn t want to look.I waspetrified, but something made me look and I saw the ballsunroll at the same time. It wasnt until then I realized thatthey were 4 children standing up in mid air. Yes, in mid air!While I watched, I could hear the screams of the peopleparked in their cars behind me. Their screams were fromhorror. They sounded like I felt.Please excuse the stick figures I drew in this drawing,but this is honestly how I saw three of the children. It wasobvious that these children were rickets-stricken. Theirheads were so large compared to the normal girl-childstanding in the air with them. I dont know what gender thethree sickly children were, but I could see that the normalchild was a girl-child, because she was wearing some sortof a white gown. I would imagine that it was a whitenightgown she was wearing, because of the early hour of themorning.She was taller than the others. Perhaps she was a littleMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 7. bit older? Maybe she was a porcelain mannequin? I dontknow, because I didnt see her move, except to changeposition. Remember, I wasfar away, but close enough to seewhat they were and what was going on. I may not have seenanything if it werentfor the bright lights.Their next movement was when they all moved up closerto the craft. Then they quickly wished straight up into theobject (underneath it) and disappeared!DRAWING #3 — The aircraft quickly rose up above thebuilding andflew away at a very fast speed. A speed I havenever seen before. It flew behind the building drawn on theright. It passed over a highway, or drive, below and thenproceeded to climb higher, over the center of the bridge. Iwas parked more towards the Manhattan side of the bridge.I watched in horror. I dont know where it went from there,because I had to look up to see. There was a bridge platform[pedestrian walkway] above and I couldnt see anymore. Ido know that when this UFO passed over the bridge, myclothing clung tome and my body hair stood up. The clingingsensation went away after the object went away, and my carstarted again.Mr. Hopkins, I wanted to talk to the people parkedbehind me. I was very shaken up and could of used somecalming down, but they were much too upset themselves, andI couldnt communicate with them. Some of them wererunning all around their cars with theirs hands on theirheads, screaming from horror and disbelief. I was feelingbad enough without having to see these poor people inworse shape than I. So I took off and drove home.I have often wondered what became of these poorchildren. It all happened sofast. It happened suddenly andfinished suddenly.Itfelt good sharing this with you, but I dont think I willever share this with anyone again. Its just too unbelievable.Are you aware of what is going on in that dreadful city? Isanyone putting a stop to this? Mr. Hopkins, I thank you.Sincerely,Janet KimbleAt the end of her remarkable letter, Janet typed in herphonenumberandthisinstruction:Callany day (exceptWednesdays) from 9 AM to 4 PM. I telephoned her imme-diately and began a careful investigationof her claims.Eve-rything about her account reinforced the description ofLindas abduction I had received from the other three wit-nesses parked beneath the FDR Drive. The emotionsJanetexpressed ran true.The onlyodd verbal note in her letterwasthe formality of her terms "Manhattan Directory Assis-tance" (instead of "Information") and "Manhattan WhitePages"(insteadof "phone book"). When I first inquired intoher background and employment, I learned that she hadworked for years as a telephone operator; the formal usageswere therefore quite natural, and the issue dissipated.In the course of several phone conversations, and onehours-long, face to face, interview, she answered everyquestion I asked with complete openness, accuracy andappropriate emotion.For the sake of brevity, I will telescopethese conversations and present the most important infor-mation and the specificdirectquotes whichbear on this case.Janet Kimble is a widow of about sixty, a mother and anew grandmother. At the time it occurred, she relatedwhatshe had seen the morning of Nov. 30 only to her son, herdaughter, her sister and her brother-in-law, and since herbrother-in-law is the town supervisor,she is very careful towhom she tells her story. Yet even her own family memberswere dubious. "My children, and my sister and brother-in-law asked me, What were they drinking at that party? "She told me her first reaction to the events she wasseeing: "The huge, bright lights made me think they weremaking a movie." The entire experience, as we tried, to-gether, to reconstruct it in real time,mighthave lasted for aslong as three minutes, but was more likely to have takenplace in considerably less time — perhaps a minute or aminute and a half. As we sat together, I asked Janet to closeher eyes and picture to herself the UFOs arrival, the four"balls" tumbling out the window, unrolling into standingpositions, and then lifting up intothe craft. I counted out theseconds as she did so; this part of the encounter probablylasted only about twelve seconds. The UFOs subsequentflight behind a building,and then up over the bridge, couldnot, I believe, have lasted much longer than a minute,andpossibly much less. Things did happenquickly.Janets actions followed this sequence: After her enginedied and the car began to coast to a stop, her headlightsand the lights illuminating the roadway began to dim, re-minding her of "when we had the famous [1965 northeast]blackout." Alarmed, she tried to find out what time it was,an act which required takingher cigarette lighterout of herpurse and lighting it so she could see her watch. It was 3:16a.m. She realized this could not be a city-wide blackout,since her car lights had also dimmed out. "But then, (whis-pering nervously)when I saw (the floating figures) my firstimpression was, "Theyre making a movie. What are they,crazy? What did they do to the bridge?What happened to allthese cars?... It didnt look real." She said that shethoughtthe film they were making might be "Snow White and theSeven Dwarfs." She thought also of the little "vegetablepeople" in the TV commercials for the Jolly Green Giant,explaining it this way: "Because he stands so tall againstthese little people, and they look funny. They dont look likereal people. Im telling you, it was so weird. I thoughtit wasa movie, but, you know, there were no lights, the car died. Ithought theyre usingsomekind ofequipment for this moviethats knocked everything out.And then I thoughtI must becrazy ... I have to be ... you know, this isnt real."I commented on the accuracy of her drawings. "Yes,because I kept staring, and look, I was watching a movieMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 8. being filmed in New York." I asked if she remembereddeliberately counting the windows in the interest of accu-racy. "I was saying to myself, If I tell somebody this,theyllnever beiieve me. Its a terrible thing to be alone. Theresnobody to say, Oh, my God, look at this! or what could itbe? or something. Im saying to myself, How could I tellsomebody this? I just kept kind of concentrating on them.I remember saying to myself Theres only one window inthe corner there, and theyre not coming out of thatwindow.Theyre coming out of the next. It looks like theres fourmore windows there. I was so directed on that spot that Ireally couldnt tell you what was happening beneath that.Theres that particular row of windows and that little cap ontop that you told me was a water tower ..."I decided to test Janets visual memory, to make abso-lutely certain she had made the drawings as she claimed. Itook out a pad of paper and a pen and asked her if shewouldre-draw the facade of Lindas building.Withouthesitation,she rendered the side of the building with its six windows,the smaller penthouse floor above it, and, crowning thestructure, the square housingofthewatertower. Her memorywas obviously accurate and her drawing style the same asthe drawings shed originallysent me.e returned to her memories of the event as itunfolded.VV "First it looked like an explosion almost. Because itwas so red and white ... thats what caught me, and then thered subdued and it got white ... (whispering) What the heckis this? And the light from underneath, it was like sharp,where the rays were coming down, but then it got like a hazeas it went down ..."Then I saw these balls ... theyall just tumbled out. Andfrom a distance I thought it was a littlegirl ... but you know,Im glad you told me that this was seen by other people, soit definitely wasnta movie, or somekind of flim-flam thing.And it looked like they all tumbledout, and they all unrolled... unravelled."I tried, deliberately, to lead Janet, or rather to m/sleadher. I asked, "Did one unravel and then the next one unraveland then the next one?" "No," she replied, and becamethoughtful, searching for the right image. "It kinda lookedlike ... lets see ... like those commercials when they sprinklewater on flower buds and all of a sudden the flowers open?Thats what it looked like. To be honest with you, its sillylooking ... it couldnt have been real. Im telling you whatIm thinking at the moment, while Im looking. This is sosilly looking ... and then ... I was thinking of Peter Pan. Iexpected everybody was going to go like this any minute(moves her hands in flitting, flying motions). And then all ofa sudden they were movingup under the bottom ... it startedmoving up. It was red ... a big ball of fire ..."Next, we discussed the UFOs apparent size, and Janetstated that it was wider than the side of the building. Fromthat I explored issues of time, her drive home, and soon. Butin a moment she brought up the CBS program which hadcaused her to write to me. This conversation was extremelyinteresting, because she had been struck by the differencesbetween the three abduction cases dealt with on the pro-gram, and her own experience as a witness. "Both of thosepeople (Mike Rogers in the Travis Walton case and JohnSalter) were driving pickup trucks ... the gentleman thats aprofessor and the lumberjacks.They both hadpickuptrucks.The policeman (Alan Godfrey) had a car. And I noticed,cause I was looking for it... how come their lightswere onand their motors were going? And the policemans flash-light was on? He was, you know, dazzled, but those lumber-jacks turned their pickup truck around and went back. And,like, I felt the same thing they felt. Fear. Its normal to beafraid of the unknown. That professor (Salter) said every-body (thegroup of aliens) was very friendly. Well, letmetellyou something, ifany strange creatures start punching needlesin me, no theyre not friendly.How could you sayunknownis friendly?And he is a learned man!"And the thing that puzzled me was how come this (theBrooklyn Bridge incident)happened? Those three incidentswere in rural areas and this was in the city! Im saying tomyself, Other people had to see it. New York neversleeps."Janet went on todescribe the initial reactions of those onthe bridge when their cars stopped. "It occurred to every-body, What the hell is going on? Move that car! And thenit was, Oh, my God! What the hell is that?There are peoplein the air! When somebody yelled it — and I cant even tellyou if it was a man or a woman — I thought, all right, Imnot seeing things. These other people are seeing the samething."Janet had a few questions she wanted to ask me, one ofwhich brought up something extremely interesting,whichI had never even considered. She wanted to know how thestrange creatures found their way into the apartment build-ing, since she had not seen them going in— only coming outas little rolled-up balls. I could not answer her question; ithad not crossed my mind. It is an interesting question,indeed. It suggests once more that the latter part of theabduction was deliberately made visible,staged, as it were,for the three men in the car below, while the beginning, theentrance of the aliens into Lindas apartment building,waslike that of so many other bedroom visitations,magically"unseeable." I shall return to this theme in a moment.One other detail of Janets account interested me inparticular. Inmanycar-stopping UFOcases,witnesses reportthat the car engine simply dies and then suddenly starts upagain, spontaneously, after the incident is over, either sec-onds or hours later. I asked Janet if, once the UFO passedover her and disappeared from sight, her car engine startedup again spontaneously. "No," she replied, "I had it turnedoff. Thinking it was mechanical (when it first happened), Iimmediately shut everything off. I shut the headlights off."She explained that after the UFO incident,the first thingMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 9. to let her know that her car was functioning normally wasthis: "The inside light went on ... It went on because I hadfirst opened the door and I guess I didnt reallyclose it all theway, cause the (dome) light went on."Much, much more transpired during the interview inJanets hometown, and in our various telephone calls. Eachrecollection and emotional reaction was appropriate andconsistent with her personality and background, and herobservations echoed those of the three other witnesses in thecar beneath the FDR Drive. One of the key aspects of thisextraordinary case is the fact that a UFO abduction wasobserved at all, by anyone. Virtually all abductions arewitnessed only by other participants — friends, familymembers, and so on, as in the classic Hill abduction.Yet, built into this case is a plausiblereason why at leastsome independent witnesses were allowed to watch theabduction unfold;the UFO occupants apparently wanted atleast one of the witnesses, an important political figure, toseethe event take place. It is asif they were announcing, "seewhat we can do? Were real, were here, and we can do thisanytime we wish." Of the four people whove reportedseeing Linda Cortile floating in mid-air beneath a hoveringUFO, all attest to the presence that night of other witnesseswho have not yet contacted me. Do these other peoplepresently remember what they saw, or are their memoriesbeing blocked inapattern UFO researchers havefound to beso common? Are they just afraid to come forward, or self-doubting, or literally unable, now, to remember?At any rate, the witnesses Ive heard from all report thetheatrical nature of the abduction drama. Janet thoughtimmediately of a movie being made, whileone of the men inthe car down below described the sight as "the greatest lightshow" hed ever seen. Ive investigated many abductionswhich took place in New York City, some of which occurredduring daylight hours, yet they were all apparently (andmagically) unseen. In one nighttimecase, the UFO hoveredabove a rooftop with all of its lights off; the abducteereported being floated up into a dark, circular mass thatwould have been virtually impossible to see from the street.And yet the Linda Cortile abduction was as hyper-visibleasone can imagine, with the witnesses feeling that hundreds,or even thousands, of people, even at 3:15 a.m., should haveseen it. The inference is inescapable — the incident was adeliberate display of UFO power and being.One of the first thingsI did after I received Janets letterwas to drive across the Brooklyn Bridge at about 3:00 a.m.to see what she could have seen. The traffic was very light— perhaps three or four other cars were on the bridge at thetime — and Lindas building was clearly visible somedistance away. I was able to count the individualwindows,and could even see the airconditioners insome ofthem. (Thedistance was later determined to be approximately 1560feet.) With the intensely bright light the witnesses reportedstreaming from the UFO, visibility would have been noproblem. Since I could easily make out the windows, I hadthem measured to give myself a comparative unit. They are55 inches high,but Linda is 65 inches tall. Standing in frontof them, she would have been taller than the windows and,because of her very full, floor-lengthnightgown, she mightseem even wider. Watching this distant, but astonishing,scene, Janet could not tell if the gowned figure was a child,a woman or a mannequin, though she thought the threeothers, once they unrolled, must be "sickly children." Or,ironically, the four might be "Snow White and the SevenDwarfs!"~ At each step of the way, Ive been checking and re-checking each detail of this extraordinarily important caseas it emerged through the testimony of the many witnesses.As an example, there are two identical descriptions of whatwe may regard as electromagnetic (E-M) effects. JanetKimble, fromher positiononthe bridge, and the governmentagents beneath the FDR drive each reported their automo-bile engines dying and their lights going out before eithersaw the UFO. It was only after they had begun to deal withthis unsettlingoccurrence that the UFO appeared, suggest-ing a deliberate, selective procedure on the part of the UFOoccupants. (Were they, perhaps, carefully setting the stageand preparing the audience for their demonstration?) Thesensations of"static cling" and of theirbody hair standing onend, reported by Janet Kimble and by the men below theFDR Drive, were not felt until the UFO passed very close toeach car in turn. This two-stage, two-part E-M effect dem-onstrates again the subtle consonance between the twowitness accounts.I have presented to the publicto date about ten percentof the evidence in this case; all will eventually be madeknown in full. As weve seen, Janet Kimbles testimonysupports in virtually every detail the testimony of the twogovernment agents and the political figure in the car below.Her account also buttresses Lindas recollections, as well asthe testimony of another witness who, from a locationfarther up the East River, saw what was apparently the sameorange-red UFO, at the same hour on Nov. 30, 1989. In theensuing days, weeks and months, four other individualsreported seeing, atclose hand, and three even speakingwith,the government agents involved in thiscase. But,as I said inmy earlier piece, the very nature and importance of thisencounter will mark it as an essential target for assault. Theusual,tired old"official"debunkers have already risen to theattack, dutifully spreading the usual lies, trashing reputa-tions and sowing doubts.There are signs that more insidiousdisinformation agents are also busy. Sadly, it will only getworse before it gets better. Janet Kimble saw Linda Cortilein that beam of light as Snow White, an accidental, but apt,description of her natural innocence and unspoiled charac-ter. Unfortunately,Linda and the rest of us will soon beseeing and hearingfrom adisheartening array of intellectualand ethical dwarfs, trampling the truthbeneath theirmuddylittle feet.MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 10. ROSWELL AND ITS POSSIBLECONSEQUENCES ON AMERICANPOLICYBy Jean Sider & Irena ScottAbstractDuring the night of July 2-3, 1947, a possible space-ship"crashed"in New Mexico. According toKevinRandle and Donald Schmitt, several humanoidbodies were also discovered at anothernearby crash site (1).The Fund for UFO Research (FUFOR) subsequently suc-ceeded in interviewing 28 witnesses (26 filmed on video,and two giving statements by phone) who claimed to havewitnessed various aspects of this affair (2). This representsthe most credible data yet supporting the main event of themodern "UFO era." Still, littleresearch has been conductedin the area of the potential impact such an event might havehad on American government policy and the initiativesitmight have provoked.Worst Possible ConsequencesI was a cryptographer in a headquarters of the FrenchAirborne in Algeria in 1956 (duringthe war in this country).I recall that General Massu said to his staff: "Please dontforget: when a situationof crisis occurs, we military peoplemustforesee the worst possible consequences." In 1986,1had the opportunity to chat with a retired General of theFrench Air Force. I asked: "General, if the French Armydiscovered a UFO with its occupants after a crash, and itconcluded that it was a spaceship with aliens, what wouldthe militarydo?" Without hesitation, hereplied, "I think theFrench government would advise all the main worldgovernments, because we are compelled to foresee theworst possible situation, an invasionof Earth, for instance."Therefore, I suppose that in July of 1947, the Americanmilitary (and its civiliangovernment) would probably havereacted in exactly this same manner.July 1947Were any far-ranging policy initiatives undertaken inthe weeks or months immediatelyfollowing the so-called Roswell Incident? In fact, a check of the availablerecords shows that on July 26, 1947, the NationalSecurityCouncil was created by the NationalSecurity Act (3). So faras I was able to ascertain, this was the first time in U.S.history that such a decision was made in peace time! Evenwhen the Japanese Air Force bombed Pear Harbor onDecember 7,1941,nothing liketheNational SecurityCouncilwas set up. In this context, it may be interestingto note thatas of July, 1947, the U.S. was the only country on Earth tohave manufactured nuclear weapons; the U.S.S.R. didntmake its first A-bomb until the summer of 1949, two yearslater.In addition, this selfsame National Security Councilcreated an enormous infrastructure of similar securityagen-cies, in particular the famous (or infamous) CentralIntelli-gence Agency, headed by Rear Admiral Roscoe. H.Hillenkoetter.On September 19,1947,AdmiralHillenkoetterrequested that the NationalSecurity Council (NSC)create anew Intelligence Advisory Committee (IAC). This newagency was established by NSC Directive No. 1 (3). Inconsulting all the American documents obtained by differ-ent researchers under the auspices of the FOIA, we find acopy of an IAC memorandum dated 9-21-57, titled: "Un-identified Flying Objects Reported on 20 September 1957,"and directed from the IAC to several secondary governmentagencies, including the Atomic Energy Commission, theOffice of NavalIntelligence, the FBI, Army, Air Force, andthe CIA (4). This is a serious indication that the IAC mighthave been created in response to the UFO problem.Moreover, even though the CIA was already active,anOffice of Scientific Intelligence was also created (this hadnothing to do with another OSI - the Office of SpecialInvestigation - created by the Air Technical IntelligenceCenter of the USAF). According to four papers obtainedthrough the FOIA, the existence of the OSI as a CIA agencyis proven (5). Better still, a directive from the NSC says ofUFOs that "The Director of Central Intelligence shall for-mulate and carry out a program of intelligence and researchactivities asrequired to solve the problem of instant positiveidentification of unidentified flying objects [...] (6)"What Did Truman Mean?On October 30, 1947, Harry S. Truman wrote in hispersonal diary: "2. The militaryimplication ofasatelite[sic] attack: a) Do we need a plan to meet this?b) Shouldweproceed to make one? (7)" I have obtained a copy of thehandwritten page of the Presidents diary from the Harry S.Truman Library, Independence Missouri, as submitted tothis journals editor (8). From a linguistic point of view,there is little reason to think that President Truman meant"satellite country of the USSR," because there is no evi-dence that any of these countries would be in a position toattack the USA. In 1947, the countries in question wereoccupied by the USSR. In addition, much of the same areahad been destroyed duringWorld War II and was stillunderreconstruction. Equally important, the internal domesticturmoil of these countries was considerable, resulting inmore immediate concerns other than that of attacking sometrans-Atlantic "enemy."So, however absurdit mightseem at first blush,wemustat least consider the notion that by "satellite" PresidentMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 11. Truman actually meant an orbital spaceship, even thoughthe firstEarth satellite,SputnikI, wouldntbe launcheduntil1957, or ten years after Truman first used the phrase.Other "Underground" Groups:According to the American author, David Wise, theNational Security Council was composed of the followingfive members: the President and Vice-President of the USA,the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State and theDirector of the Office of Emergency PlanningOEP (9). Thedirector of the OEP was the Director of CentralIntelligence(or the Director of the CIA). As Edward Ruppelt, formerhead of Project BlueBook wrote: "By the end of July 1947,the UFOsecurity lidwas down tight" (10).This correspondsperfectly withthe birthof the NSC on the 26th of July 1947.Authority 10/2, the first group of "invisiblepower," wascreated on June 18,1948 (or Instance 10/2, according to theFrench translationof my American source). This group wasestablished with the Directive 10/2 of the NSC, whichpermitted the CIA to conduct political secret operations(11). My source did not claim that these secret operationswere also covers for other kindsof disinformation about theUFO problem, but it ispossible to speculate on that.OnJune20, 1949, Authority 10/2 was replaced by Authority 10/5(12). In 1954, this group was changed to another "invisiblegroup of power," having a new name formed with twonumbers: 54/12. Five persons were in this group, amongthem was the Secretary of Defense and the Director ofCentral Intelligence (11).In 1964, the 54/12 group was replaced by a Committee303 (11). Following that, in 1970, Committee 40 wascreated, and, in 1976, President Gerald Ford replacedCommittee 40 with the CFI, or Committee on ForeignIntelligence (All this information comes from the samesource [11]). All of these groups, Authority 10/2, Authority10/5, 54/12, Committee 303, Committee 40, and the CFIwere secret executive groups of the American State powerstructure. IAC was a secret advisory group, like the otherswhich followed: United States Intelligence Board, USIB,in1964, and the Operations Advisory Group, OAG, in 1976(12). Another subset of this "invisible" power structuremayhave been founded under Ronald Reagan, but up to now Ihavent discovered the least clue about it. Perhaps myAmerican colleagues will be induced to conduct moreresearch in this area.Conclusion:As I have written previously, the discovery of a flyingsaucer and its alien passengers in New Mexico, in Julyof 1947, may have induced the American Government andPresident Truman to notify all the major foreign powers ofthe Earth of a seemingly imminentinvasion, if for no otherreason than the already expressed duty of the militaryestablishment "to foresee the worst situation." In light ofsuch an attitude,its not too far-fetched to assume that theU.S. would notify its major allies ... and perhaps even itsmain adversaries, the USSR and Red China included.As far as the Pentagon was concerned, the benefits ofsuch an "unholy alliance" would well have outweighed anyother operant considerations or apprehensions. For similarreasons, the "Cold War" itself, including the StrategicDefense Initiative (SDI, viz. Star Wars, etc.), may have beenapartial publicdeception. Onecould even speculate thatthisbehavior permitted the USA and USSR to intensify theworlds weapons market, not to mention global commerce,industry, etc... In my future books (13), I will elaborate, withnumerous other details, the possible reasons for the UFOcrash near Roswell,and why its"passengers"may also havebeen a part of this manipulation.But that, as they say, isanother story...References1) KevinRandle & Donald Schmitt, UFO Crash atRoswell, Avon Books,New York, 1991.2) FUFOR, Video: Recollections of Roswell. Part II.3) Letter from the US Department of State, dated April 3,1990, signedbyMr. William Z. Slany,Historian,Office of the Historian BureauofPublicAffairs, to theauthor.4) Declassified memorandum for: Acting Director, CentralIntelligence,dated on September 21, 1957, signed by Herbert Scoville Jr.Unknownorigin, but probably IAC.5) Declassified memorandum for the Director of Central Intelligence,dated September ?, 1952, signed by H. Marshall Chadwell, AssistantDirector Scientific Intelligence (CIA).6) National Security Council Directive, unknown date but probablyredacted in the second part of 1947, declassified on January 24, 1975.Subject: Unidentified flying objects.7) William Hillmann, Mr. President, Farar, Strauss and Young, 1952,New York, p. 150.8) Letter from the Harry S. Truman Library, dated October 22, 1987,signed by Benedict K. Zobrist, Director, to the author.9) David Wise, TheAmerican Police State: the Government Against thePeople, Random House, 1964, New York. French translation: "LEtatEspion," Messidor/Temps Actuels, 1982, Paris, p. 393.10) Edward J. Ruppelt,The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, AceBooks Inc., 1956, New York, p. 34.11) David Wise, op. cit, French translationp. 393.12) David Wise & Thomas B. Ross, The Invisible Government, Frenchtranslation; "Le gouvemement secret des Etats-Unis," 1966, Paris, pp.109,208,110.13) La Manipulation Magonienne and Contacts SupraTerrestres. Thefirst may be edited by Axis Mundi,the second by Le Rocher (Monaco).Jean Sider is a French ufologist, researcherand writer; his article was translated byMUFON member Irena Scott.MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 12. The Question of Hypnosis andCreativity inAbduction ReportsMythic,Artistic, and Visionary Imageryin Altered,States of Consciousnessby Edward CarlosThis article was initiated by reading Ann Druffels"Resisting Alien Abductions: An Update," SeanCasteels "Jacques Vallee & Joseph Campbell," andGinna Meyers "Abductee Memory Loss," all.essayswhichappeared in the MUFON UFO Journal, No. 287, for March1992.Joseph Campbells writing on mythology andculturalimages corroborates Carl Gustav Jungs notion of arche-typal patterns in cultural societal-behaviorial roles, andCampbells insights reflect this Jungian emphasis. Asmagnificent as Campbells writing is, however (and whileas voluminousand reflectiveinhisproductivity asJung), hedoes not appear to be concerned with the psychological nu-ances of imagery in the creative process. Rather, his ownvalid intellectual approach isanthropological and sociologi-cal in nature; myth seems culturalrather than psychological.From my own readings, I concur with Sean Casteelscommentary about the interviewin which Joseph Campbellstates that he had reflected little on the phenomenon ofUFOs. Resistance and deceptions, such as "screen-images"within experiences whichprompt imagery for artists, are asplausible to artisticor shamanic forms and cultural ritualsasis the viabilityof belief systems to intellectual, theological,or philosophical pursuits. Perhaps similar mythic contents,with similar plausibilities,resistances, deceptions and spe-cious or otherwise credible truths, underlie the myth ofscience as well.Apsychic imagedirectlyimprintedwithinan individualsexperience will augmentreception. Otherwise, credibilityismore intangiblein a belief system and interest flowsto otherrealizations withinthe myth,suchas narrative description asin Campbells case. Experience induces psychic, meta-phoric imagery which in turn flows through the creative,sensual veins, albeit to art forms.Artists throughouthistory havebeen prolific in dissemi-nating visual-sensual-perceptualexperiences and concep-tual excercises within art images which are suggestive ofspiritual, psychological, dream, visionary, transformative,or other altered states of consciousness. Pictures whichillustrate dream-sensory experiences, orconceptsofdreams,are scattered throughoutour various cultural or mythologi-cal histories. They involverecurring motifs such aspicturesof dionysianrevelers, druidic faeries, and Christian-Pisceanangels. There are illustrationsof flying machines, strangeevocative creatures partially human, such as satyrs andmermaids, and abstract imagery of visual solarization (asexperienced in meditation and hypnotic states and as de-scribed in Jean Paul Sartres What is Imagination).Metaphors, myths, and metaphysics are the soul ofsuchimagery. But many other "monsters" appear in artisticimages as well. Witness Byron Raskins "The War of theWorlds"(1953)and more recent films likeSteven Spielbergs"E.T." and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," RidleyScotts "Alien" and James Camerons "Aliens."Deception and self-deception may be part of the mem-ory aspects of the bodys sensory or perceptual experience,i.e., memory, for whatever reasons of self-protection orother, sees reality from its own individual sufferance. Thismay or may not originally come from within, as Campbellwished, but art is always an internal process, despite itsadherence to external form and frequent inspirationscon-centrated from environmentalprovocations.My first hypnotic encounter attempted to deal withseveral periods of amnesia. In particular, I had apsychic block surrounding my taking of a photograph of abeam of light projected down from the sky. I had afleetingsense during the hypnotic experience of imagic deceptionsuperimposed upon my psychological defenses of resis-tance. I experienced intense resistance to certain images.Whether the "deception" came from within, i.e., was self-induced, or was externally imposed, I am not yet sure. I triedto deny images with which I did not want to relate. I fearedthat I had perhaps borrowed them from other sources be-cause I could not accept their credibility. I wasafraidoftheirreality, also. I tried to think them away, i.e., deny themimmediately upon their appearance during the nonverbalsession.Although the psychiatrist encouraged me to speak fre-quently during the hypnotic regression, words could notcome through my struggle. My entire participation in thepsychiatrically induced hypnotic state, while nonverbal,was hardly silent or non-imagic.Ifelt panic.AlthoughItriedtospeak, my speech was stunted, partiallybecause ofintensegasping for breath and sobbing which alternated in waves.I am usuallyconsciously very verbal; speaking is one activemode of my consciousness. My experience in hypnosis,however, was visceral, i.e., sensual-tactile-perceptive andemotional. But the images were in my consciousness, none-theless, despite my efforts to "not tell" of them, as I twiceheard commanded "way back in my head" whenwe started.The body sensation and projected emotion of fear andtension also included groaning, covering my eyes, someEdward Carlos is an artist and teacher, and MUFON StateSection Director for Franklin, Coffee and Grundy Counties,Tennessee. He may be contacted in writing at 172 TennesseeAve., Sewanee, TN, 37375.MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 2% December 1992
  • 13. The face of the creature with largegoggle eyes that curved around the side ofits head wassuddenly pulling ona "skin"mask of my father...thrashing of the body, grabbing my arm several times andrubbing or scratching it,and attemptingto lean upward froma recliningposition inorder to look around from side to side.I experienced a rush of images as I was counted out. Isought to verbally clarify the hypnotic induction in thoseinitial momentsafter "coming out," and whilestill in adazedpost-hypnotic state. During a period immediately after thehour in the doctors office, I stated thatI felt liketransparentslides were slid right behind or within my eyes, or perhapsimmediately in front of me between my face and the objectof my perception to alter my own visual impressions. Inretelling the story in a subsequent session, thissuperimpo-sition of an image over an image, as if "through" my owneyes, remained the most painful memory.Dual images seemed to almost overlay each other as ifto induce false impressions or deceptions. These imagesappeared almost simultaneously, but one image could feelmore "intended" than another, as if meant to dominate by"hidden" mental suggestion. One such image was of myfather as a young man bending over and down on me as achild, lookingat me face to face, smiling as if to reassure me,to calm me. But there was worry in his eyes.W hen I "reverted" to an adult body, a vague analsensation occurred but denial was equallyfelt. Therewere no erotic sensations or sexual feelings experienced inthis instance. I felt my adult legs being spread. I knew Iwason a table at that moment. From the end of the "table" Isawa creature moving toward the foot of same where it stood. Itried vividly to deny this image. Staring at me from the endof the table, but yet close to myface, I saw abald, large-eyed,insect/reptile-like face. This creature face seemed to bebehind a returnof my fathers face, whichwas again broughtclose to me. It was as if I was receiving a suggestion of thepossibility of molestation, which would be an easier, moresocially acceptable matter of discourse (in our time) than toadmit to the "monster" present there that I kept trying todeny. That realizationoffends me. The horror of the monsterincipiated mydenial,but the detection of the imposed imageof my fathers face seemed a definitedeception and provo-cation to me. The experience included this perception:The face of the creature with large goggle eyes thatcurved around the side of its head was suddenly pulling ona "skin" mask of my father,whom I knew had been "led" offafter the initial reassurance. The mask was offered for myperception. Yet it seemed like a photographic slide imagesuperimposed between myselfand the object of perception,or actually painfully slid through my eyes. My father hadfloated, drawn backwards, throughan opening in the "walland disappeared priortothis.Isaw myself as a childstandingand holding onto somethings hand. This perceived child(myself) asked, "Where is my daddy going?" This was oneof the two images by which I externalized myself, i.e., inwhich I could see myself as an object figure. (The other wasfloating in an air or light stream behind one of my adultsons).Then the ugly image I kept trying to deny was in frontof me again, bending toward me with this image of myfathers head, as needed for reassurance to calm me down.My fathers face, althoughyoung,was not unlike adrawingfrom age 16 that I had made of my father at the time of hispremature death in his fifties. This image from my personalhistorical perception was part of my awareness of thesuperimposition in front of the creature. But the face wasalso superimposed withthe face of a male poetfrom the 19thcentury, who in a somewhat recent dream masturbated meusing a plastic cup-like "machine" which had an uppercompartment to capture and retain the semen upon ejacula-tion. I realized while hypnotized that both images (malepoet, father mask) were false.I also "saw" pincers as fingers, or finger-like tools,coming toward me from an arm or arm-like apparatus. Laterin the week I wondered about non-conscious medical orsurgical operations influencing images as body memories (Ihave had two deviated septum operations and a large tumorremoved from behind my right eye, with "cosmetic" eyesurgery following that, i.e., four operations on my head).My body as emotional-consciousness had now, at thismoment with this double or overlapping imagery,shifted to a later time, to an adult stage, and the estranging,fearsome feeling continued again. Fear was recurrent, al-tered onlyby pauses whichrepresented regressions tochild-hood during the psychiatrically suggested time when I pho-tographed the beam of light connected with my amnesia.Somehow there were image connections, perhaps symbolic,with memories which were childhood feelings occurringwithin theadult body "reliving" a possible childhood event.I thought initially that the monster or insect-being wasconsiderably different from images of "humanoids" or"aliens" in various books, such as illustrations in BuddHopkins Intruders, or on the cover of Whitley StriebersCommunion. The image I drew the next morning was muchmore humanized than the insect-like being(s) in my "en-counter" during hypnosis. Under hypnosis I saw a brain-sack at the lower back of the head, i.e., lower than indrawingswhere the forehead ishigh,althoughfrom a frontalposition that height remained and I drew it as such. Thefigure was greyish-white, spindly and skinny-elongated inbody conformation,maybeabitknobby and slightlywrinkledMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 14. and slightly textured. After resisting the presence of thisimage, I finally drew it the next morning from diverseangles, includinga three-quarter view which indicated the"brain-sack." I do not remember ever seeing anythingbut afrontal image in anyone elses sketches. However, thedrawing proved to be decidedly similarto other individualssketches from a frontal view which surprised me. I sensedthe hypnotic image-form, though, to be different than whatmy drawing verified, but an image once objectified, as art,takes on its own reality and its own substance andpower, soI am not certain.My point in this article, and ultimately my plea, is thatthe investigations or research do not, in any of theliteraturethat I have read, deal with images other than in the broadest,most generalized, narrative context. They certainly do nottreat them with the same visual or psychological mannerwith which an artist might be drawn to deal with suchoccurrences.Many questions necessarily arise. How do images ap-pear in the creative process and what meanings areimplied?What relationship exists amongdream consciousness, anes-thetized unconsciousness, and hypnotic states? How doesones creativity affect images from traumatic experiences orfrom experiences involving non-consciousness, as in medi-cal operations where stress is consciously or medicallyrepressed by chemistry?F or several years my own art work has been movingtoward shamanic, ecological, healing imagery. I ammore aware of the landscape as healing and nurturing, ofother species as family, friends and spirit guides. Images ofmonsters or creatures may be shamanic and spiritualaswell;vampires, angels and mermaids/mermen have appearedfrequently in my work. These are understood as psychologi-cally relevant to the oceanic unconscious, to androgynousimplications, inter-species relationships,and toatmosphericcontexts. Environmental and spiritual awareness are nowconsciously integral to my artistic work and "pictorial"imagery is referential to multiplicitous consciousnesses.To me these drawings are both ecological, asaninducedawareness of the need to respect and save the earth, air, andwaters, and psychological, in the sense of dreams and othervisionary experiences of imagic creativity. I would not usethe word "imagination" here, or "fantasy"; these terms seemnon-relevant to either my experience or my intent.When Ifirst read Whitley Streibers Communion, and later Trans-formation, I was struck with the imagic process in hiscreativity and with the similarity of several of hisnovelisticimages to my own artisticefforts in art and theater. I tried torationalize the connection of images of "monsters" or"creatures" in my own art works by considering that thecreative process itself raises up inus, by our creative energy,a biological development of similarimages according toageand maturity and that, that mightaccount for the similarity.What relationship exists among dream con-sciousness,anesthetized unconsciousness andhypnotic states? How does ones creativityaffect images from traumatic experiences orfrom experiences involving nonconsciousness,as in surgical operations where stress is medi-cally repressed by chemistry?Although there may be truthto such developmental stages inhuman growth, it may equallybe true that it is a rationaliza-tion searching for comfortable intellectual answers to un-comfortable emotional experiences.Now, I am not so sure this is notjust a form of resistancefrom, or of self-deception of, a horrification that as an artistI am always trying to assimilate and to transform. Evendenied traumas remain in body memory once perceived.These experiences lodge in the soul of the body, but may notyet be open to conscious awareness. Body perceptions andmental symbols and concepts are involved in the memoryprocess and consequently in creation of artistic images.Creative powers may enable assimilation and reconstruc-tion. But, in one sense the artistic imagery also might be aprovocative substitute, as if to deny the source of theterroristic imagery inthe consciousness thatscreens itself byway of the art. The screening may bea biological imperativeof the human species having to do, in my case, with aware-ness of the multiplicity of consciousness and the transpar-ency of imagery while under hypnosis. The image may bethe self-intentional means by which Imustmake art from myown necessity, but yet might not truly verify the source.There is something valid at stake here in the questioning, Ithink. The power of the image is communicative beyond aprobable or capable intent of empowering. Society has his-torically shown frequent and nonrational fear of art and itspower of transformation, or arts very irrationality. Is that aprudent response?Iam writingthis hoping that other artists, thespians, poetsor other creative writers who find themselves involvedwith psychological or mythological creatures or monsters,even of the "acceptable" kinds (Michael Myers "Hallow-een" and sequels, Freddy Kruger, Frankensteins monster,Dracula, the Flyfman] or a great white shark), and whosuspect encounters have induced possible imagery in theirart, or who have had "encounters" that have been verified inone manner or another, including psychiatrichypnosis, willcontact me on the subject for discussion. I am feeling veryalone here in this avenue and believe there are potentialimplications, if not answers, concerning this phenomenonwhich are buried in artistic imagery, and which need to beadequately researched and perhaps verified.MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 15. NewsnViewsFund for UFO Research Quarterly Report:July-September, 1992The major activity during this quarter was the Fundscoordination of a publicitytour in Washington, D.C.,on August 31 and September 1, which coincided with thepublication of Crash at Corona by Stanton T. Friedman andDon Berliner. The book details the reported recovery of aUFO and alien bodies outside Corona, New Mexico, inJuly1947, and the alleged recovery of another craft, along withfour aliens, on the Plains of San Agustin in western NewMexico. The event was sponsored by the books publisher,Paragon House.A participant in the Washington media event was JesseMarcel, Jr. M.D., whose father was the Roswell base intel-ligence officer who recovered a sizeable amount of thedebris from the crash site outside Corona. The highlight ofthe media tour was a news conference at the National PressClub, which resulted in articles in The Washington Times,The Chicago Sun-Times, The Houston Post, The DenverPost, and The Albuquerque Tribune. A local televisionstation also covered the news conference for its eveningnews program andinvited Friedman and Marcel toappear asguests on its morning news program the next day. In addi-tion, BerlinerandFriedman haveconducted interviews withmore than 50 radio stations across the country. The eventwas successful in drawing a considerable amount of atten-tion to the Roswell crash case.According to a poll distributed by the Fund and theCenter for UFO Studies from June through September, anoverwhelming majority of those responding (85%) believeat least one UFO crashed in New Mexico in July 1947. Amajority responding (65%) believe acrash occurred outsideCorona and that alien bodies were recovered. Opinionsabout the reported UFO crash on the Plainsare fairlyevenlydivided: 30% believe there was a crash; 25% believe therewas no crash; and 30% arent sure. However, the questionabout Gerald Anderson (who says he was present at theevent), drew the fewest numberof positiveresponses. Nine-teen percent of those surveyed believe him; 38% dont; and40% are undecided.Because there are a number of potentiallysignificantleads to pursue in the reported UFO crash on the Plains, theFunds Board of Directors in September approved arequestfor up to $2,000 for an on-site investigation to be conductedby Berliner and Friedman later this year. Also duringthisperiod, the fund was pleased to assist thenewly-establishedInternational UFO MuseumandResearch Center atRoswell,New Mexico, in its fundraising drive to acquire a photodisplay from the Center for UFO Studies.National Board Member Richard Haines, Ph.D., hasannounced that the name of the Joint American-SovietAerial Anomaly Federation has been changed to the JointUSA-CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) AerialAnomaly Federation, to reflect the changes which havetaken place in the former Soviet Union.During this period,the Executive Committee approved a request from Dr.Haines for $1,200 to purchase a fax machine for use inMoscow by the UFO Center and to pay for Russian-to-English translation of selected reports and articles thatwould be of valueto English-speaking investigators.Readers of the Mufon UFO Journal are aware of therecent project, spearheaded by MichaelChorost, to acquireand analyze physical evidence associated with the currentwave of crop circles in England. Chorosts project wassupported in part by a $2,000 grant from the Fund. He haspromised to write a preliminary report on his investigationfor the Fund by the end of the year, and a final report will beavailable early next year. (MUFON contributed $2500 toProject Argus.)During this period, the Fund received a proposal fromUFO investigatorDan Wrightfor financial support to estab-lish a database of UFO abduction reports. Wright hasrecruited about 20 people to transcribe audiotapes of inter-views and hypnosis sessions. The estimated costs would beup to $4,L35 for expendable materials during the first yearof the project, and between $6,950 to $16,300 in non-ex-pendable materials (principally, the purchase of acomputerand the necessary software). The Fund is seeking sponsor-ship for the project.Jerome Clark, editor ofthe International UFO Reporterand a member of the board of the Center for UFO Studies,was selected to receive the 1992 Isabel Davis Award. Withthe recognition comes acheck in the amount of $1,000.Thenominees were selected by the Funds Board of Directorsand voted upon by the Funds donors, whose contributionssupported the cash award.UFOs at the United Nationsby John F. SchuesslerLate in 1978, prominent UFO researchers approachedthe United Nationswith the suggestion to set up sometype of internationalclearing house whereby investigatorsand researchers would be able to coordinate scientific re-search into unidentified flying objects on aninternationallevel, and to inform the Secretary-General of the observa-tions, research, and evaluation of such activities. The UNGeneral Assembly responded favorably by adopting Deci-sion GA 33/426. Unfortunately, nothing was done to bringthe decision to fruition and it lies dormant to this very day.Early in 1992 Mohammand Ahmad Ramadan, Presi-dent of the United Nations Parapsychology Society, sug-MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 16. gested it was time to reacquaint the United Nations withDecision GA 33/426 with the intent of forming the agencycalled for in the Decision. In order to make this happen, hefelt it necessary to have a series of presentations aimed atproviding an update of the UFO situation. He then pro-ceeded, with the strong support of MUFONs RobertBletchman, to organize the United Nations Symposium onExtraterrestrial Intelligence and Human Future which oc-curred on October 2, 1992, just ten days before NASA wasto begin its SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)program.The symposium was not aimed at traditional academiaor the media. It was felt that traditional academia has provedto be insufficient in solving problems of this magnitude andneeds help itself in having credibility for the future. As faras the media is concerned, it is saturated withUFO data andall of those concerned have already made up their minds —for or against. No UFO witness will make them change theirminds, unless they see for themselves. The mission of thesymposium, then, was not to change people but to networkwith those who already are willing to listen, especiallyamong the United Nations non-governmental organizations(NGOs) such as Amnesty International, Red Cross, Green-peace, Bnai Brith, etc. These organizations are the greatestcatalyst of change in modern times. For instance, theyfought very hard to force President Bush to attend the EarthSummit in Rio.It was noted that the "old guards" of politics and sciencewould be apprehensive, fearful we were pulling the carpetfrom under their feet. Therefore, the tone of the symposiumwas to present the data and leave the audience to decide forthemselves, the way I believe it should always be done.Hundreds of representativesofthe UnitedNations NGOsmeet weekly to investigate problems having a worldwidescope. Many of these representatives did attend the sympo-sium and responded favorably. The Dag HammarskjoldAuditorium was filled to capacity.We were fortunate in having Linda Howe available fora special noon program prior to the symposium, but held inthe same auditorium. She provided a Crop Circle MysteryUpdate in a special one and one-half hour program.Symposium speakers were each given one hour topresent their message. After a brief introduction by Mr.Ramadan, Stanton Friedman gave an energetic and enter-taining presentation titled "The Cosmic Watergate." I fol-lowed with the "Medical and Scientific Evidence." After ashort break, the program resumed with a presentation on"The Human Evidence," by Dr. Rauni Leena Kilde, M.D.ofNorway. Dr. Kilde revealed her own personal abductionexperience.The final presenter wasDr. Norma Milanovich,speaking on the "Cosmic-Spiritual Evidence and Experi-ence," using material channelled through her computer.After a question and answer period by the panel ofspeakers, an open letter to the Secretary-General from thepanel of speakers, was read aloud to the audience by RobertH. Bletchman. The letter was to be hand-delivered to theSecretary-General on the following Monday. (A copy wasprinted in the November Journal, page 12.)The UFO mystery is not limited to the United States, itis a worldwide problem. Therefore, it was appropriate tobring this strong message to the United Nations, with theexpectation that the U.N. will proceed to form the UFOagency called for by Decision GA 33/426.There is hope thatit will be done correctly this time.Quotable QuotesCover-Up"It is hard enough to find out about the things the uni-verse prefers to keep hidden without our government,which somebody you know must have voted for, coveringup what has already been found. Sometimes, of course, ithides things to save its own neck and sometimes seem-ingly just for the hell of it. And where does it find thingsto hide? Anywhere truth can be found and a dog canscratch and find something to cover it up with."— Norman MacleanYoung Men and FireHonest Opinion"Our own acceptance is that justice cannot be in an inter-mediate existence, in which there can be approximationonly to justice or injustice; that to be fair is to have noopinion at all; that to be honest is to be uninterested; thatto investigate is to admit prejudice; that nobody has reallyever investigated anything, but has always sought posi-tively to prove or disprove something that was conceivedof, or suspected, in advance."— Charles FortThe Book of DamnedSleight of Hand"There is not a physicist in the World who can perceivewhen a parlor magician palms off playing cards."— Charles FortNew LandsMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 17. The UFO PressBy Dennis StacyFive new books have just rolled off the presses fromInner Light of New Brunswick, New Jersey, and allbear the unmistakable imprint of their iconoclastic,take-it-or-leave-itpublisher,TimothyGreen Beckley.Thereare those who believe Beckleys name shouldnt even beraised in polite society, while others may want to knowabout any new UFO book on the market, regardless of itsintrinsic merit or value. It is in the interest of complete"disclosure" for our readers, then, that we mention theselatest titles.The first, and only one to bear the name of a recogniz-able author other than Beckley, is The Other, by BradSteiger (paper, 192 pp. illus., no price). In fact, you mayalready have this one in your collection, as its basically atruncated reprint of the authors Gods of Aquarius—UFOsand the Transformation of Man, first published by HarcourtBrace Jovanovich in 1976. Its a mixed bag, to say the least,with chapters on force fields and vibrations, the little folk,creatures, and just about everything else that could bethrown into the UFO stew, however tenuous or remote theconnection. If youre into channeled messages from the so-called "Space Brothers" — even ones with names like Ox-Ho — then this is for you.In the same essential format (paper, 160 pp., illus., noprice) isTimothyGreen Beckleysown Subterranean WorldsInside Earth,based on speculation that some UFOs emanatefrom withinthe earths surface, from caverns or carved-outunderground bases, or from within a hollow planet.Mixedbag is the operative word here, too, with the topics rangingfrom supposed ancient teachings to the more recent writingsof Ray Palmer, Richard Shaver and others.In a slightly larger (8.5x11 inch) paper format areBeckleys Strange Encounters, subtitled "Bizarre & EerieContact With UFO Occupants" (96 pp., illus., $10.95),UFOs Among the Stars (112 pp., illus., $12.95) and TheAmerican Indian UFO-Starseed Connection (112 pp., il-lus., $12.95). The middle title is a collection of UFO sight-ings and encounter stories by various celebrities, from theMoody Blues and John Lennon, to Jackie Gleason andWilliam Shatner. Its hard to assess the written material inthese works critically and objectively, because the firstimpulse is simply to write it all off as UFO and science-fiction pulp literature. Is it entertaining, then? Perhaps,depending, of course, on your idea of entertainment.But itscertainly not the sort of stuff youd want to base a Ph.D.thesis on. On the other hand, there are a few interestingillustrations scattered throughout most of the volumes,andits still a relativelyfree country. And in this case you canvote with your feet, or you can vote with your wallet. Acatalog of Inner Light publicationsis available from InnerLight, Box 753, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.Fortean Times (Bi-monthly,70 pp., $4.95 U.S.) Edited byBob Rickard and Paul Sieveking.Since the last couple of issues of Fortean Times haveturned up on my own local newsstand, here in the remoteprint outpost of San Antonio, Im assumingFT is probablynow getting more or less national distributionin this coun-try. For the uninformed, FTisthegrandaddy of Fortean pub-lications, Fortean referring toCharles Fort (1874-1932), theauthor of four books on the weird and unusual. In workingterms, fortean or "forteana" refers to anything strange orseemingly paranormal under the sun,from unusual weatherand social phenomena, to reports of lights in the skies andelves on the ground, you name it. In fact, FT is a mixed bagon purpose, presented with a literary grace (and mordantsense of humor) not normally found in the field.Since its inception several years ago, FT*has undergoneseveral formal changes and at least one false start at being acommercial newsstand magazine. The newest incarnation,published by John Brown PublishingLtd., of London, hasoffended some of the old-guard purists with its slick, glossycovers and patently commercial approach, including full-page advertising. Im of two minds about some of the moreradical changes myself, but all things change over time,including FT, and theres no doubt that the new format willreach many more readers with the Fortean message thanever before.The latest issue (No. 65) carries a few of the regularcolumns and extensive book review section for which FTismost well known, along with an interview of John Keel,feature articles on "Blood Miracles" and the "HueytownHum," among others, and acolorcenter section pull-out (onthe Martian "Sphinx"), all well written and copiously illus-trated as usual.UFOs and related matters are frequently covered. Infact, this time around theres an article by Jenny Randies onhow tophotograph a UFO (and what to do after youve doneit). If you havent yet seen FT, check your neighborhoodnewsstand. Ifyouve alreadygot the habit and dont want tomiss any upcoming issues, air mail subscriptions are avail-able for either one or two years at $30 and $50 U.S.respectively. Write Specialist Knowledge Services, 20 PaulStreet, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1DX, UK.Dennis Stacy is the editor of the Journal. The views ex-pressed herein are his own and do not necessarilyreflect those of the Mutual UFO Network or its Board ofDirectors.MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 18. Current CasesThe following current cases have been summarized byRegional Directors Robert Gribble (Western)andDonaldWare (Eastern). Unless noted, no sound, odor or vibra-tion was detected. All times are local.• Log#921908W: About 1:00 a.m. onAugust 19,1992, a31-year-old male was driving near Tucson, AZ when henoticed a strange lightoff in the distance; Investigator KathyWoodward. As the lightform approached from the northeastit made swooping movements similar to that of a falling leaf.It descended rapidly,came across afield and began to hover.A cone of light came out of the bottom which completelybathed the area, illuminatingthe ground and surroundingvegetation. At this point the witnesswas approximately 200to 300 yards from it and was able todiscern that itwas a solidobject, an actual craft. It looked like a manta ray with adullblack matte finish. There was a heavy raised ridge that randown the center of the craft and a wide continuous bar oflights that wrapped around the front. It was approximately30 feet in diameter.The young man pulled his car over to the side ofthe roadand stopped When he got out of hiscar the craft approachedto within 300 feet of him. He heard no sound. Then the craftbegan to ascend and the man could see the moonlightreflecting off of it. As the craft moved directly overhead, thewitness got back into his car and sped away. After gettingback on the freeway he spotted the craft again as it stoppedover a nearby farm house. Again, a bright light came fromthe underside of the craft, engulfingthe entire house and thearea around it for almost 20 seconds. It was about 15 feetabove the house.The craft then moved away from the house, illuminatinga large area of trees behind the house. The craft then ap-proached the witness again,coming to within 50 to75 yardsof his car. It then moved away in a southwesterly direction.The craft was in sight for about 15 minutes.• Log#890012W: Something very strange is occurring inthe area of the middle Branch of the Cosumnes River in ElDorado County, California; investigator Virgil C. Staff. Acontinuous series of events has been going on since 1989,mostly during a period from December through March orApril, usuallyafter sunset. Incidents have increased in 1992,with many events now occurring duringdaylighthours. Onewitness, who will be referred to as BG, reported sighting alarge disc-shaped craft departing from a cloud-like form inan otherwise cloudless sky. On occasion, strange beingshave been seen moving across the landscape. They left notracks. According to BG, "I got close to three of them onenight and its likethey had little glowing thingson their legs.They told the witness they were leaving aftera big disc-shaped craft descended near theircampsite during the night and lowered ahose into the river.I could see their legs, but I couldnt see them moving."One night BG saw two transparent bubble-like objects.One bubble had one occupant, the other had two occupants.The objects were smaller than a Volkswagen car and werecompletely illuminated. Inside one, two beings sat side-by-side. One had his hands hangingdown and the other had hishands on his legs. Inthe second bubble,the beingsat straightwith his hands on his legs. "I could see their fingers," BGsaid. "They had three or four fingers."BG has also seen large and small boomerang-shapedwhite lines,like an outline,going up through the canyon. Hesaid that what he sees is like electricity running along thewhite outline.One family set up camp in the canyon anddeparted the next morning. They told BG that they wereleaving after a big disc-shaped craft descended near theircampsite duringthe night and lowered a hose intothe river.•Log #921101E:On 14 August 1992 at 9:45 p.m., amotherand her 18-year-old daughterdrove undera strangeobject asit crossed Route 22 at tree-top level near Homer City, PA;investigator, KeithBastianini.The object had pale bluelightcoming from inside a silvery, beamed structure that wasabout 60 feet across. The ill-defined shape appeared some-what triangular, and blue lights flashed from two of thestructural beams. The ladies drove to the Blairsville shop-ping center parking lot and still very excited, watched itchange direction sharply and move out of sight behind thetrees. Total time of sighting was lOto 15 minutes.The nextday the fuses for the programmable clock and radio werefound to be blown, and the UFO was the suspected cause.• Log #920801E: On March 14, 1992 between 8:23 and8:32 p.m., 52 witnesses observed seven UFOs, four at onetime by some witnesses, over Gulf Breeze, FL from sevenlocations; investigators were Art Hufford, Gary Watson,Bland Pugh, Joe Barron, Boots Eckert and Clompton Jones.This was a greatly significant event since 39 of the wit-nesses, in a parking loteast of Pensacola Beach, at 8:00 p.m.started aprocessof projecting thought sequences, ledby Dr.Steven Greer, in a friendly invitation to the UFO folk.Recorded sounds were played, and powerful light-beampatterns were made in the sky just before four of the brightcherry-red UFOs appeared. Some produced white light asthey first appeared and turned brilliant white before disap-pearing. Bruce Morrison and Brien Boldman got video fromthe beach location. 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  • 19. Park South was extremely valuable for triangulation data.Several people got still photos from three locations.A mostsignificant event occurred when a 500,000 candle powerlight was flashed at the UFOs, and at least one of themblinked back in similar sequences. After many wished theUFOs to come closer, two of them moved about 0.8 milescloser before they dimmed out as they each climbed 400 or500 feet from their original altitudesof 2200 and 3000 feet.One photo by Art Hufford shows the red light of one of thefirst UFOs pulsing5.5 times in 1/8 of a second. The closestUFO recorded on video was 2.1 miles;however,Joe Barrensaw two from his home at a distance of less than a mile. Heand his wife, Doreen, also saw a seventh UFO descendrapidly from the west and pass directly overhead. Theformal report was 10 pages with 82 pages of supportingdocumentation.• Log #921508W: While drivinginthecity ofSalem, Ore-gon at 12:07 a.m. on August 15,1992, an adult malesighteda triangular-shaped craft with red and white lights: Investi-gators Skip and Polly Schultz. It was a large craft, probably1 1/2times the size of a large house. It was black incolor andappeared to be turning very slowly on its axisdirectlyabovetrees about 75 feet from the witness. The tops of the treesmoved as the craft moved over them. The man heard nosound coming from the craft. As the craft moved awayto theeast, the witness drove to his home which sets high on ahillwith a good view of the Cascade Mountain Range east ofSalem. When he arrived home he could still see the craft asa lightfrom over the mountains. 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Acceptance is at thediscretion of the editors and in no way implies endorsement by theMutual UFO Network, its Board of Directors or the Journal itself.Mail ad and check, madeout toMUFON, toDennis Stacy, Box 12434,San Antonio, TX 78212, or to Walt Andrus, MUFON, 103 OldtowneRoad, Seguin, TX 78155-4099.MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 20. LETTERSCE-4 ResearchIn April 1992, a project was born, one of the mostambitious and far-reaching ever attempted in the annalsof UFO research. At this juncture, it involves sevenprominent persons engaged in CE-4 investigations (viaboth hypnosis and consciously recalled accounts) as wellas volunteertranscribers of the resulting audiocassettes.As of mid-November, over 100 tapes had been tran-scribed and returned or were in process.The writer coordinates this project under the guidanceof John Carpenter, MUFONs Director of AbductionResearch. A primary element of the effort is the creationof a cross referenced index of key words and phrasesfrom the verbatim transcripts in order to promote futurecomparative analysis.It is time to expand the project in terms of both CE-4researchers and transcribers. Persons who are qualifiedand experienced in the use of hypnosis may write to WaltAndrus. Selection is subject to the approval of Messrs,Andrus, Carpenter and others. The obvious payoff forthose chosen to participate is the transcription of CE-4related sessions withoutcharge. Later utilization of anever expanding index to conduct research across a broadbase of cases is intended.We are likewise in need of additional audiotapetranscribers. Such individuals, first and foremost, must bewilling to repeatedly devote 20 or more hours within athree-week period and to do so under strictures of confi-dentiality. A tape recorder and earphones are necessities.Those who employ an IBM-compatible PC, with Word-Perfect or similarDOS-run word processing, are espe-cially encouraged to apply.Transcriptions are not an easy task, and so we arelooking for experienced individuals such as careersecretaries who might view this as their primary means ofcontributing to the field. Interested parties should write tothe address below.Mailing and attendant costs are reimbursed byMUFON for both the researchers and transcribers.This exhilaratingand crucial area of UFO researchdemands that we do all we can while there is still time.—Dan Wright117 S. South St.Morrice, MI 48857No Discrimination?Gee, Dennis, no discrimination against women inufology? None at all? I see where in the Editors Columnin the October issue you "categorically reject any notionor implication that ufology is a bastion of male Anglo-Saxon chauvinism." Is ufology unique?If ufology isnt awhite male bastion, then itsone of the few organizedgroups in the USA that isnt.So lets get down to earth, shall we? The real ques-tion is: Is there more discrimination against women inufology than in the rest of American society? My ownfeeling is no, there isnt, but since discrimination againstwomen is rampant in the rest of American society, thenthat isnt saying much, is it?Nor does it help to say, as you do in your column,that ufology has less discrimination than CSICOP! Thatslike saying we have less insanitythan they do on thepsychiatric ward and fewer criminals than in the statepenitentiary.Actually, Im glad you wrote that column, Dennis.Its the first mention of discrimination in ufology Iveread. So many times Iverun my eyes over the officerlists, and lists of the Boards of Directors of UFO organi-zations, and the speaker lists at UFO conferences, search-ing in vain for the women. Seldom have I mentioned thisto anyone.Since you counted up whos represented in theMUFON Journal for the past 2 years, I thoughtI wouldtoo. Leaving out Gribble, Parish, Andrus, Night Sky,Letters and Case Log, and counting in UFO Press, I comeup with 96 male authors represented and 17 female sinceJanuary 1991.You mention Linda Howe. We all admire Linda. Inthe absence of statutory restrictions, it is never possible tokeep a brilliant and energetic woman, or minority,down.Where discriminationreally operates and takes its tollis at the mid-ranks of any organization. Discrimination isusually not expressed in major and obvious acts. It islocated in the innumerablesmall, barely noticeable,always ambiguous acts - theencouragements not given(at the mid-ranks), the mentoring not done, the risks witha less experienced person not taken, theidiosyncrasiesnot tolerated. Innumerable small acts. Someone whiteandmale weighs the balance and decides "no." And not evena conscious process. It is found in the ideas not thoughtof, ideas like "Howabout you (female, minority) writingan article for the MUFON JournalT Thats a hint,Dennis.And of course, discriminationoperates powerfully inthe minds of the oppressed who, by adulthood,usuallydeter themselves as much as they are deterred by thosearound them. Thats a hint to all the women in MUFON!- who are legion in the mid and lower ranks. Lets getAddress letters to Dennis Stacy, Box 12434, San Antonio,TX78212.MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 21. with it, sisters! We know as much about those funnythings flying around in the skies as the men do.—Elaine DouglassState DirectorWashington, D.C.Dancing AngelsI was surprised and pleased to receive such a long,thoughtful response to my letter complaining about thetone of some of the articles published in the MUFONUFO Journal.I needed to be reminded how touchy it must be to editsuch a magazine. The contributors all have their pettheories, dont they? And each one defends that theorywith more emotion than fact, at this stage of relativelylittle hard information about the subjects. It reminds meof the stories we hear of the fervor and seriousness withwhich medieval theologians debated how many angelscould dance on the head of a pin.Its interesting that religion and science, which areoften at odds these days, sometimes generate identicallyinflexible attitudes in their adherents. Science, as a beliefsystem, can be as emotionally involvingto the truebeliever as any religion.UFO/crop circle researchers — paranormal research-ers of all kinds — seem to hover in a netherworld be-tween conventional science and mainstream religion,scorned by purists on both sides. Is this research a newscience, a new religion, or merely a dead-end historicaloddity like dancing angels? Oh, but its fascinating,whatever it is and, if it is "real" in any sense, so impor-tant.Your article, "The Circles of Summer," was bothbalanced and informative ... a model of reason fromwhich others could leam much, if they would.Thank you for your invitation to contribute to theJournal. Ill think about it and see if anything comes thatmight be appropriate.—Jean ThompsonLakewood, COHollywood DramaA few of those of us who prize MUFON as a respect-able confraternity of persons strivingfor a better under-standing of the UFO phenomenon have begun to have afew concerns that have failed to find adequate press.We have some very bright "leading lights" in ourmidst whose communication skills have a high degree offlavor of Madison Avenue, or maybe even more accu-rately, Hollywood script writers; artists with a keenlydeveloped flair for the dramatic.High drama is an effective sales technique; theconcern of some of us is that we are possibly being soldsome high Hollywood style drama whose producer, orproducers, are in it principally for the financial rewards.The dramatic productions of these authors, more artthan evidence, have been effective enough, because theirdramatic polish has been persuasive enough, to garner acultish following of large proportions; a cult that hasaccepted an entire formalized mythos about the natureand purpose of the little grey people from the stars amongus.The mythology that these artists (they are not scien-tists) have so effectively inculcated into the popularconsciousness is now virtually "set in concrete"justbecause publishers have preferred to favor publishing astream of books characterized by high drama over the lesstitillating, staid chronicles of the more conservative andcautious scientists and investigators.We now have a popular orthodoxy in place that I (andother members of MUFON) fear will increasingly stifleresearch and speculation outside its rigidly definedarchetypes and motifs. It think it is time for a vigorousand unflinching re-evaluation of its basic tenets.If the authors contributing to our Journal have notfound a first or second career producing UFO literatureand films principally for financial gain, but rather areprimarily concerned with contributing to our collectivecorpus of knowledge about the phenomenon, then letthem not naively offer the rest of us the affront of aregistered copyright notice under their bylines; as apublished author myself (astronomy), I am aware thatregistration of copyright and notice of same are notrequired to establish copyright.The use of the copyright registration logo smacks ofcommercialism. Scientific investigation has traditionallybeen a not-for-profit activity, for obvious reasons.And let none of us who are true to the principle ofopen inquiry for the truth be afraid to read CSICOPsjournal, The Skeptical Inquirer. In the light of recentdevelopments, perhaps we may justifiably think ofCSICOP as cast in the role of watchdog in helpingreaders winnow the chaff from the grain when it comes tounderstanding the contributions of the various writers andresearchers in our field.—David A. HarbourGreat Plains InstrumentsPort Angeles, WAMUFONET-BBS NETWORKMembers Communication LinkCall for the BBS nearest you! Data No. 901-785-49438-N-1 Australia—U.S.— CanadaMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 22. THE NIGHT SKYBy Walter N. WebbJanuary 1993Bright Planets (Evening Sky):Venus (magnitude -4.4) is well up in the SW at dusk,reaching a point farthesteastof the Sunon the 19th.At thattime the increasingly brilliant planet doesnt set untilabout 4 hours after the Sun. Watch the waxing lunarcrescent move past Venus from far belowthe planeton the23rd to above it on the 27th.Moving westward inGemini near Pollux and Castor, Marsgleams at a magnitude -1.5 during the first week ofJanuary — as bright as the brightest star Sirius. Our redneighbor is nearest Earth on the 3rd, at a distance of 58million miles,and opposite the Sun onthe7th. At that timeMars rises at sunset inthe NE and remainsvisibleallnight.Nearly overhead around midnight, the planet is very fa-vorably placed for northern observers, although not asnear as it was during the last opposition. For telescopicinformation, see the December "Night Sky."Jupiter (-2.1), not far from Spica in Virgo, rises in the E atmidnight on January 1, at 11 PM in midmonth, and 10 PMon the 31st. The giant world begins retrograde (westward)motion on the 28th.Saturn (0.7), in Capricomus, continues to separate fromVenus after last months close pairing. Best viewed earlyin January, the ringed planet descends into the solar glareby months end. It sets in the WSW shortlyafter 7 PM onthe 1 st, 6:30 inmid-January,and only half an hour after theSun on the 31st. Use binoculars to find the thin crescentMoon 6° to the right of Saturn on the 23rd, very low in theWSW.Bright Planets (Morning Sky):Mars moves across the southern sky, setting in the NWabout sunrise early in January and before dawn late in themonth.Jupiter advances across the sky,standing halfway up intheS at dawn on the 1 st and in the SW at dawn on the 31st. Itlies above the quarter Moon on January 14.Moon Phases:Full moon — January 8Last quarter — January 14New moon — January 22First quarter — January 30The Stars:The midevening sky of January features an array of someof the brightest stars seen from temperate latitudes.Orion,the hour-glass-shaped hunter, is the main attraction in thesouthern sky. Betelgeuse marks Orions right shoulder;bluish-white Rigel, his left knee.Surrounding the,hunter is a large halo of Ist-magnitudestars, the so-called Winter Circle. Moving around clock-wise from the lower left, the stars are brilliant Sirius,Procyon, Pollux and Castor the Twins (Mars nearby),Capella, Aldebaran, and Rigel.A hazy spot can be glimpsed NW of Aldebaran — thefamous Pleiades star cluster. Whether observed with thenaked eye, binoculars, or telescope, it is one of the out-standing sights in the winter sky and remains a lifetimefavorite of all skygazers.The Big Dipper comes into better view in the NE, nowbalanced on the end of its handle.Calendar ofUFO Conferencesfor 1993February 6— Metro D.C. MUFON UFOConference,QualityHotel, Silver Springs, Maryland. For information please callMichael Regimenti (410) 974-0649.March 17-21 —TREAT V Conference in Santa Fe,NewMexico. For information contact TREAT, P.O. Box 728,Ardsley, NY 10502.April 10-12 — Seventh European Lyons Congress, Hotel deCongress, Lyons, France. For information in the U.S.A. pleasecontact W. P. LaParl, 19 Wood St., Hopkinton, MA 01748-1132 or telephone (508) 435-4961.July 2,3, & 4 — MUFON 1993 International UFOSymposiumat Hyatt Richmond Hotel, Richmond, Virginia. Forinformationplease contact Mark E. Blashak, P.O. Box207, Manakin-Sabot,VA23103.August 1-5— Ancient Astronaut Society 20th AnniversaryWorld Conference, Imperial Palace, LasVegas, Nevada. Toregister contact Ancient Astronaut Society, 1921 St. JohnsAve., Highland Park, IL60035-3105orcall (708) 295-8899.August 14&15 — International UFO Conference, "UFOs:Fact, Fraud or Fantasy." Sheffield Polytechnic, Main Buildingon Pond Street in Sheffield, So Yorkshire, England. Forinformation please contact Independent UFO Network,1Woodhall Drive, Batley, West Yorkshire, England WF17 7SW.cMUFON 1992 INTERNATIONAL UFOSYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS"UFOs: The Ultimate Mystery of the Millennia"Price: $20 plus $ 1.50 for postage and handling.Order From: MUFON, 103OldtowneRd.,Seguin,TX78l55-4099MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992
  • 23. MESSAGE,Continuedfor New York appointed John M. Shorey (East Amherst) tobe the State Section Director for Erie and Niagara Counties,replacing John Lombardo. William I. McNeff, MinnesotaState Director, selected Leroy G. Humble, M.A. (Rushford)to head up Fillmore, Houston, and Winona Counties. Char-les D. Flannigan, Florida State Director, appointed JeanW. Brown (Indian Shores) to become Assistant State Sec-tion Director for Pinellas and Manatee Counties to workwith her husband Eugene R. Brown.Consultants and ResearchSpecialistsNew Consultants volunteering their talents this monthare Jerome L. Borochoff, M.D. (Houston, TX) in Medicineand Joseph Sakmyster, L.L.B. (Rochester, NY) in Law.Eight new Research Specialists joined MUFON this pastmonth. They are Joseph O. Gill, M.S. (Captain Cook, HI)in Geology; Valerie A. Milek, M.A. (Spearfish, SD) inLibrary Science; Robert Filocco, M.A. (Edison, NJ) inPsychology; George E. Kocher, M.S. (Oblong, IL) inAstronomy; Barfield Coll, M.S. (Santa Monica, CA) inPhysics; Wayne C. Jaeschke, Jr., M.S. and M.B.A.(Wrightsville, PA) in Engineering; Akiyoshi Mukaidani,M.S. (Farmington Hills, MI) in Mechanical Engineeringand Gregory E. Onstott, M.S. (Austin,TX) in Geophysics.Three Spanish Translators have volunteered their expertise.They are Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Cole (San Antonio, TX)and Ann B. Livingston (Mt. Prospect, IL).Accolades to the State OrganizationsAs we have emphasized so often, the strength of MUFONis in its "grass roots" structure at the state and state sectionlevels. Wherever strong leadership existed, it was reflectedin more UFO sighting investigation reports, meetings,newsletters and increased membership. Some of the finestpeople in the world represent MUFON in the individualstates, provinces and countries.As 1992draws to aclose and we anticipate the new year,the MUFON Board of Directors and the MUFON UFOJournal staff want to express our thanks to each and everymember for their unselfish support and outstanding work.Over 4,200 copies of the December Journal were mailed toour subscribers/members, confirming MUFONs continuedgrowth. We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and aHappy New Year.The cover of this/OH/vza/represents apersonal SeasonsGreetings memento to all of our friends throughout theworld.ROBERT M. WOOD, Ph.D.Director for ResearchRobert M. Wood, Ph.D., has accepted the positionof Direc-tor for Research of MUFON. Dr. Bob graduated with a BSin Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Colo-rado and was awarded his doctorate in Physics from Cornell.He is now in a senior management position at a largeaerospace firm, and has had an active interest in UFOs sincethe early 60s. concentratingin the directionof "How do theywork?" He has been instrumental in the successful develop-ment and application of advanced technology for severalmissile and space systems during his career.The Director for Research isexpected to providea focusfor the coordination of the activities of our dozens ofconsultants in the physical sciences and engineering. Hereplaces Jim McCampbell, who has served in this role since1974. The coordination of medical sciences, legal sciences,and abductionsciences fall underJohn Scheussler, KennethWong, or John Carpenter, respectively.Bob Wood has been a Consultantto MUFON in physicssince 1974. He and his wife reside in Newport Beach, CA.Dr. Bobs professional abilities will be an asset to MUFON.His son, Ryan S. Wood, is also involved in UFO research.UFOs, MJ-12 AND THE GOVERNMENT:A Report on GovernmentInvolvement inthe UFO Crash Retrievals(113 pages)by Grant Cameron and T. Scott GrainPrice: $19 plus $1.50 for postage and handling.Order From: MUFON, 103 Oldtowne Rd., Seguin, TX 78155-4099MUFON UFO JOURNALNo. 296 December 1992
  • 24. DIRECTORS MESSAGENews Around the Networkby Walter AndrusForthcoming MUFON UFO SymposiumsAs a reminder for planning purposes, the followingannual MUFON InternationalUFO Symposiums are sched-uled for July 2, 3, and 4, 1993 at the Hyatt Richmond inRichmond, Virginia; July 8, 9 and 10, 1994 at the HyattRegency-Town Lake in Austin,Texas; and July 7, 8 and 9,1995 at the Red Lion Hotel/Seatac in Seattle, Washington.Also for advance planningby strong state or local MUFONorganizations, these future locations are now available forwritten bids: 1996 - Eastern Region, 1997 - Central Regionand 1998 - Western Region. Canada and Mexico areinvitedto bid whenever they feel comfortable in hosting a MUFONsymposium. In 1982, the MUFON symposium was held inToronto, Canada. Written bids should be submittedto WaltAndrus.1993 National UFO Information WeekVirginia M. Tilly, Director of Public Education, hasannounced that the 1993 National UFO Information Weekhas been scheduled for August 14 through 22,1993. Recog-nizing that considerable work is required to build photoexhibits for display purposes, now is the time to start plan-ning local activities for shopping malls,publiclibraries, etc.,for next year.New Field InvestigatorsDuring Novembera total of 26 Field Investigatorexamswere processed and the successful candidates promoted toField Investigatorstatus.Passing theexam isnot tantamountto automatically being elevated, since the State Directorshave the authority to veto individuals who are not ade-quately prepared or qualified to represent MUFON in thiscapacity. We mustapologize to this group of new investiga-tors who probably became impatient whilewaiting for theirgrade results. Shirley A. Coyne, Director of Field Investi-gator Training, had a more pressing problem this summerwhile nursing her husband, George R. Coyne, CentralRegional Director, back to health after a heart attack andtriple bypass surgery. Both are now performing their indi-vidual functions in MUFON, since George is slowlyregain-ing his strength after a very critical period.For those of you who signed the "get well" card forGeorge that I passed around at the UFO Conference inSpringfield, Missouri in October, he was elated beyondwords when it was received. It is rumored that a few tearswere shed when he reflected upon the thoughtfulness of hiswonderful friends.Central Regional Director ElectionDue to personal health reasons, George R. Coyne willnot seek a second four-year term as the Central RegionalDirector for 1993. The central region is composed of thefollowing states: MI, OH, KY, TN, AL, MS, IN, IL, WI,MN, IA, MO, AR, LA, TX, OK, KS, NE, SD and ND. Thisis an elected office to the MUFON Board of Directors by allof the members living in the designated states through aballot enclosed with the MUFON UFO Journal prior to theelection. Anyone is eligible to be a candidate for thisprestigious position, however, only State or Assistant StateDirectors may officially nominate candidates. If you areinterested in being a candidate, please write to your StateDirector, expressing your desire and include a resume ofyour qualifications byJanuary 30,1993.The election will beheld in early 1993. This is an opportunity for present stateleaders to fulfill greater responsibilities within MUFON.New OfficersReorganization of MUFON representatives in theCommonwealth of Independent States (C.I.S.), formerly theU.S.S.R., continues with the following appointments: Vla-dimir G. Ajaja, Ph.D. (Moscow) willbe theRepresentativefor Western Russia (West of the Ural Mountains). He is oneof the Co-Directors of the Joint USA-CIS AerialAnomalyFederation and a Director of the Ufological Association ofRussia. Yuri Stroganov (Yeisk) represents MUFON in theKrasnodar Region of southern Russia.New State Directors selected this month are George A.Filer, III, M.B.A. (Medford) for New Jersey, replacingJoseph J. Stefula who resigned. Mr. Filer is a retired majorfrom the U.S.A.F. and former Assistant State Director forsouthern New Jersey. Juan Eduardo Failla, National Di-rector for Argentina, appointed Ricardo Cesar CalderonBernal (Mendoza) to become the State Director for thestates of Mendoza, San Luis and Cordoba. Norman L.Mark (Anchorage) accepted our invitationto become StateDirector for Alaska, assisted by Birch Pavelsky (Fair-banks).State Section Directors recently appointed are Sally J.Neuhaus (Somerville) for the Texas counties of Burleson,Washington and Brazos and William H. Price (Quanah)forHardeman, Wilabarger, Foard, Cottle, and Childress Coun-ties in northwest Texas. Gary Levine, Ph.D., State DirectorContinued on page 23MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 296 December 1992

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