Friday, April 18, 2014
With the resurgence in Freudian psychology and the resurrection of Freud as one of the great thinkers [Discover magazine, April 2014, Kat McGowan, Page 54 ff.] one can reassert the idea that “ufologists” or UFO mavens have a fixation not unlike that listed by Wikipedia for the poet, Lord Alfred Tennyson:
Tennyson has been claimed to have a "romantic fixation...'a psychic fixation upon the days that are no more'."
In the UFO universe or community, resides those who are fixated upon flying saucers or UFOs nostalgically, as a psychic interest from their youth. (CDA and I might be in that group.)
Others are fixated on UFOs because they created a mechanism of notice or moderate fame at one time. (Kevin Randle and Jerry Clark fall into that category.)
Some fixate on UFOs because it gives them grist for attention that they normally wouldn’t receive. (David Rudiak and Lance Moody fit here.)
Some fixate on UFOs because they are semi-psychotic and the phenomenon attracts them because it too is psychotic (in nature).
A few fixate on UFOs because it is a real mystery for them, a curiosity that needs to be addressed. (Nick Redfern.)
And a certain few see UFOs as an entrée to some kind of fame that has eluded them in other arenas of life. (Anthony Bragalia is such a person.)
Then there are subsets of fixation: Roswell, Socorro (my addiction), the Hill episode, supposed alien abductions, and alleged alien astronauts, to name a few.
But what it comes down to, no matter how UFOs are addressed, the topic and phenomenon attracts those who have fixations of various kinds, sublimated or repressed.
It’s a neurotic problem and sometimes a psychotic problem. But no matter what, it is an abnormality that is often ignored as such or set aside with a pretense of seeking an answer to something monumental in lieu of dealing with real problems and existential proclivities.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Some interesting asides from the 1952 Sonny Desvergers UFO account
" ... Desvergers claimed to have received several threatening telephone calls and had noticed "a large black automobile cruising around near his house."
"James Moseley reports someone at the Air Force press desk in Washington told him Desvergers had been involved in homosexual activities."
And this about Project Stork, which is an ongoing project at Battelle and monitored by the U.S. military (Air Rorce and Navy).
Battelle continues to received UFO reports for evaluation, according to FOI documents received by a UFO researcher who has provided elements at our private UFO web-site.
This is from Mr. Pflock’s NICAP rendition:
"This appears to have reminded Ruppelt of his grass specimens, which were forwarded from Carney's office on August 28 and sent to Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, for examination and analysis by its agronomy laboratory. Battelle, a private scientific and technical research, development, and management organization, had a contract with the Air Force to provide support to Project Blue Book, under the code name Project Stork."
Battelle Memorial Institute, "Sixth Status Report on Contract AF-19741, PPS-100 [Project Stork]," October 10, 1952, originally classified Restricted, p. 3. This may be the official report to which Ruppelt refers. Neither it nor any reference to it is included in the Blue Book file on the Desvergers case. However, it and the other six Stork status reports are included in the Blue Book files in the National Archives (National Archives II, College Park, Md.). This is the entire text concerning Battelle's findings (emphasis added): "Regarding the 'Florida' samples, no difference was observed between the two samples of soil, but it was found that the root structure of the plants from the area in question was degenerated, apparently by heat, while the root structure of a control sample was undisturbed. In addition, the lower leaves, those nearest the ground under normal conditions, were slightly deteriorated, apparently by heat. No logical explanation is possible for this alteration of the first sample, beyond the suggestion that a high soil temperature around the plants could have been the cause. No radioactivity was found in any of these samples."
The Desvergers story/report/account can be dismissed or accepted, depending upon your inclination.
But the MIB refererence might attract Nick Redfern and the Battelle references are for Anthony Bragalia, who has been investigating Battelle’s connection to the alleged Roswell metal debris.
Isaac Koi is interested in Project Stork and might wish to look into Battelle’s ongoing project by that name.
For me, the Desvergers encounter includes aspects that antedate later UFO reports of encounters (See Jose Caravaca’s reports here) and seem to authenticate the scoutmaster’s story, despite his (Desvergers’) iffy background and problems that Mr. Pflock enumerates.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Plants Pilot UFOs [Redux]
I bring forward again the thesis that plants may be the species that originates and flies those things we call Unidentified Flying Objects.
This recurrence of mine stems from an article by Oliver Sacks in the April 24th issue New York Review of Books: The Mental life of Plants … [Page 4 ff.]
Sacks delineates Darwin’s idea that plants, while evolving along “two profoundly different paths,: they (plants and animals) are “closer that one might think” as he (Darwin) outlined in his botanical book, The Power of Movement in Plants (1880).
And Daniel Chamovitz writes in his book, What a Plant Knows (2012) “plants are capable of registering what we would call sights, sounds, tactile signals, and much more. Plants know what to do, and they ‘remember.’”
As I noted earlier, this prescient movie:
That they are the things inside UFOs explains the reported heavy attendance near water of UFOs and the ability of UFOs to make aerodynamic moves that would kill an animal body.
Also, there is the reported witness testimony of telepathic interactions between UFO entities and those observing them, something that plants have been proven to do, as cited in my previous posting about this.
And the plaint by astro-biologists that the alleged gray entities that inundate UFO accounts are top heavy; that is, their heads are too large to be sustained by the slim bodies that witnesses have reported.
But many plants are top heavy and the thrust of that configuration is obvious:
So, for me, the idea that “a carrot” as noted in the movie is the entity flummoxing us is an hypothesis in need of more scrutiny or debate.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
NASA's (possible) explanation(s) for the light on Mars
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
LIght on Mars proves the movie Rocketship X-M was prophetic
Saturday, April 05, 2014
The Socorro Beings, Garbed in White
Setting aside the two men (clothed in white) – Angels – who appeared to Lot at Sodom [Genesis 19, Hebrew Bible], there are a number of accounts, in Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck’s Wonders in the Sky, of beings, clothed in white, who were reportedly seen or connected to UFO sightings, early on and into the modern era:
August 2, 216 B.C. Cannae, Apulia, Italy – round objects in the shape of ships, on the edge of which were seen men dressed in white. [Page 39]
October 15, 1550 A.D. Biubiu River, Chili – Two beings, a beautiful woman and an old man, both dressed in white, appeared to the Mapuche Indians, and from a comet that had greater brightness than other comets, and fell to the ground, came a beautiful womn also dressed in white. [Page 153 ff.]
1752, Kazan Russia – A man named “Yashka” met a stranger dressed in white who took him to a flying cauldron. [Page 257]
August 7, 1806, Rutherford, North Carolina – a Mrs. Reaves, her daughter, and a Negro [sic] woman discovered a numerous crowd of beings, in a cotton field, clad with brilliant white raiment. The crowd moved to Chimney Rock from which two men appeared with a third, two having the nearest resemblance of men any before seen. [Page 286]
July 1, 1836, Szeged, Hungary – Globular lights were seen and apparitions of an entity resembling “a lady in white” and a dwarf-sized Franciscan monk. [Page 306]
About January 12, 1876, Sheridan, Pennsylvania – a witness saw a light borne by what appeared to be a human figure clothed in white that glided along the ground. [Page 342]
And I’ve covered the 1964 Woomera (South Australia) case, attendant to the Solway spaceman photo a number of times. The sighting involves two beings clothed in white, seen near a pending rocket launch.
Here’s a link to one of my postings about those two beings:
What’s my point here?
That Officer Lonnie Zamora’s experience may be something more that a hoax-inspired prank, or a misinterpreted lunar prototype misstep, or a traveling balloon escapade by a paper company, or a sighting of an egg-shaped extraterrestrial craft.
He may have had a mystical experience, like those noted in Wonders….and elsewhere.
That is, Officer Zamora’s event was something in and from a realm that lies outside the normal human environment.
[Wonders in the Sky is published by Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, NY, 2010]
Yahoo provides some (interesting) UFO videos
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
A Universe before our Universe?
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Holy cow! Is this the home of the Annunaki?
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Where are the flying saucer “fossils”?
The Alien Astronaut theorists and a few UFO quidnuncs tell us that flying saucers or UFOs have been visiting the Earth for thousands, maybe millions of years.
And some UFO buffs insist that flying saucer or UFO crashes have been almost epidemic since 1947, those crashes covered up by government militaries.
But let me address the many-year visiting UFOs/saucers.
If craft from somewhere else has been visiting the Earth for millennia, and their current configurations are crash prone (Aurora, Roswell, Aztec, Kecksburg, et cetera), why has no one ever discovered the remnants of a crashed saucer/UFO anywhere on Earth, before the cover-up era?
Why haven’t explorers stumbled upon a metallic or solid substance entity that would be identifiable as an odd construct, out of place or time?
Explorers and paleontologists have come upon odd things in the sands, mountains, jungles, snow fields of Earth and placed those finds in museums or noted them in journals.
But no one, ever, has described a flying saucer “fossil.”
Yes, the AA theorists will point to things like the Palenque sarcophagus lid as indication of an alien space craft, but that interpretation is iffy, and no craft is represented or was found among the areas other archaeological debris fields.
Stanley or Livingston never found anything in Africa that could be identified as a vehicle or airborne craft.
Nor did Marco Polo in China, or Herodotus in and around the Mediterranean.
Lewis and Clark didn’t come upon a downed saucer or anything like one.
No one ever found the remains of the supposed Airships of the 1890s, although those alleged crafts were reportedly (by witnesses) to be accident-prone or had troubled flights.
No Egyptian hieroglyph depicts a downed saucer.
But then, in the modern era, writers, such as Kevin Randle, tell us that flying saucers have crashed all over the place, only to be smothered by government interference and secrecy.
But before this paranoid era – back in the good ol’ days of unfettered discovery – no noted explorer or romantic traveler to far off, unknown realms ever wrote or said they had discovered an out of place, odd artifact that one could discern, today, as a crashed flying disk.
Dinosaur fossils have shown up everywhere. But nothing like a downed UFO.
What does that tell us?
That the whole flying saucer thing is hooey, or UFOs are a phenomenon without substance, the creatures of myth – evanescent and without substance, then and now.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
ARCHIVED COLLEGE PHOTO REVEALS HOW THEY HOAXED THE SOCORRO UFO by Anthony Bragalia
Copyright 2014, Anthony Bragalia [Use of this article, without permission, will bring litigation of copyright infringement. Excessive "fair use" will also bring legal scrutiny. Links to article are permitted of course and source notation is appreciated.]
A photo found archived at New Mexico Tech’s Atmospheric Lab may provide stunning visual confirmation that the world-famous “UFO” sighted by Officer Lonnie Zamora outside of Socorro, NM in the 1960s was indeed a balloon launched by college students at the nearby school. This extraordinary image may well illustrate who did the hoax, what it really was, and what it looked like.
AN INCRIMINATING PHOTO FOUND
The photo and accompanying notation above is courtesy the files of the Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, NM.
The photo and accompanying notation above is courtesy the files of the Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, NM.
According to school documents, the photo was taken in “approximately” 1965 in the area south of town where newly-acquired, advanced experimental balloons had been sent aloft by college students and department personnel for the prior two years.
THE PHOTO AND ZAMORA’S TESTIMONY- A MATCH
Zamora would have been wholly unfamiliar with such an experimental balloon, introduced to the area the very year of his sighting. But four key elements are strikingly common to the photo and Officer Zamora’s testimony- the craft’s shape, features, size and color.
Zamora radioed to another officer the sighting of the craft and what he had just observed. When the officer asked Zamora “What does it look like?” Zamora responded “it looks like a balloon.” The photo shows an unusually configured aerial (especially for the mid-1960s) but it still “looks like a balloon” and of course, that is precisely what it is.
Another feature reported by Zamora is that the balloon-like object was resting on structured “legs.” That is, Lonnie said that the object had “landing gear” extended. He even drew a very crude stick-figure rendering that showed the craft had ‘legs.’
The photo of the college balloon is clearly configured with struts or fins that look very much like a space ship’s landing apparatus. The similarity is obvious. They even look like various illustrations of the craft done by amateur artists over the years!
Officer Zamora reported the size of the ovoid object as that of “an overturned car.” Another time Zamora mentions a size of about 20 feet. The average car length is about 18.5 feet. The balloon depicted in the college photo is a massive one, requiring several young people with tethers around it to control the thing. It is of similar size to ”an overturned car” – twenty or so feet.
Zamora described the color of the object that he had sighted as appearing white or ‘aluminum white.’ The college balloon in the photo is white / off-white. And when illuminated by the sun or cloud reflection, it takes on a metal-like quality.
A BALLOON MODIFIED
Though apparently filled with helium in the photo, it would be very easy to cut and remove the balloon material at the bottom of the craft (in-between the ‘landing gear’) and insert candles (as Colgate believed) a gas apparatus and/or pyrotechnics platform (available at the school’s Energetics Lab) to create the emitted flames as seen by Zamora.
THE PHOTO’S APPROXIMATE DATE
In reference to the “circa” date for the photo of 1965 listed by the school, Officer Zamora’s sighting (also in an area ‘south of town’ where the student balloons were launched) occurred in 1964. However, it has been learned from the Atmospheric Lab that the image may have been from the year prior to the year indicated, which is why they had ‘hedged’ with the date and elected to say “circa” or “about.” The Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research at New Mexico Tech was built in 1963. In 1964 (the very year of the Zamora sighting) they began –for the first time ever- launching every type of “inflatable” available at the world at that time. In 1964 the students had a new source of “play” – balloons of very strange configuration and novel design to test.
THE TRUTH TESTED
Skeptic Tim Printy after reading the last piece by this author on the Zamora sighting was expressing frustration that what I have discovered and reported about this case could very well be the definitive solution to Socorro.
Printy, not trusting that Colgate had confessed to me his knowledge of the hoax, requested that New Mexico Tech scientist Dave Thomas visit Colgate at his office. Printy wanted Thomas to ask Colgate directly if all of what I said was transpired did the way I said that it did. Although apparently lamenting that he thought that I was an historian or he would presumably not have been so open, Colgate confirmed that everything that I have reported –and that our email exchanges- were truthful and were accurate. Stirling Colgate died earlier this year but not before telling all of the truth about the Socorro UFO that he felt that he could.
If one thing has been consistent about my discoveries and reporting on Socorro- they are truthful. Even when the truth hurts.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Machines, not little gray beings pilot UFOs, but that doesn't affect our everyday life.
Monday, March 17, 2014
And scientists think ufologists are nuts?
The whole universe, from a single point the size of an atom? (I don't think so.)
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Click HERE to see his piece (at his personal blog).
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Shaver and/or Tonnies were actually on to something?
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
UFO Discourse or Dogmatism?
The Anomalist wishes that I’d engage in discourse with UFO aficionados rather than issue in what they see as dogmatic broadsides.
Discourse with UFO mavens?
That would be like having talks with a room full of monkeys.
And example may be seen by looking at the current comments at Kevin Randles blog, by Rick Hall and Nitram Ang.
These sycophants take to task the visitors here and comments made about the Roswell slides, about which they know jack-shit.
Mr. Randle’s problem has always been his democratic approach to UFO witnesses and persons commenting at his blog: everything is grist for presentation, no matter how asinine or errant.
Mr. Randle has been trying to correct his legacy with mea culpa’s about his past use of lying Roswell witnesses.
But he still insists providing carte blanche to bone-heads at his blog, persons who lick his boots only to be in the presence of a UFO notable.
Rick Hall is pissed because I don’t allow his comments an airing in this spot.
For me, it’s quality over quantity, and in Hall’s case, it’s a matter of not allowing garbage and ignorance to appear here.
Up next, I’ll provide comments on the deviants who roam the halls of the UFO community, one in jail, and one continuously spewing vile and vulgar comments trying to cover his tracks as a child pornographer.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Anomalist and me -- on UFO Research
Our friends at Anomalist think I don’t consider Michael Swords and Nick Redfern as UFO rsearchers.
Michael Swords is a UFO theorist, which I can barely emulate, having none of his erudite insights and compendia of UFO knowledge.
Porfessor Swords gathers information, lately from the internet, and muses on what he finds.
Nick Redfern, my best UFO friend and the only person whom I respect totally when it comes to UFO knowledge and lore, is not a researcher, as I and the Oxford Dictionary define research.
Nick is a journalist, one who finds leads and follows up on them, reporting out to his readers what he discovers.
A researcher has to be archeological; that is, a researcher has to drill down into the nether regions of the UFO phenomenon and present his or her findings to the UFO public.
Chris Aubeck, co-author with Jacques Vallee of Wonders in the Sky, does this, with the help of a ‘team” he’s formed who access archived material, which Mr. Aubeck presents to his followers. (Mr. Aubeck just presents the findings; he doesn’t interpret them, as Jacques Vallee has done.)
Richard Hall tended to research. Wendy Connors also, in her heyday.
Jerry Clark may be likened to Nick Redfern, without the tenacity or imaginative acumen that Mr. Redfern has to discern what may be related to UFOs and what isn’t.
Our former colleague, Leon Davidson, was a researcher of Project Blue Book and the CIA, his insights discounted by some but relevant as I’ve noted in several pieces here, at this blog.
Lucius Farish, which I’ve noted in the previous posting, used research methodology, especially when it came to the Airship wave of the 1890s, but Lucius was an archivist primarily, like Wendy Connors was and Isaac Koi is today.
Researchers, as defined academically, are hard to find in “ufology” if they exist at all.
Research requires a dedication and discipline that no one in the UFO field practices, nowadays or formerly, in a real sense.
Research has been niggardly or superficial.
UFO people like to think of themselves as researchers, even when their research consists of reading a few books or going to UFO sites and/or conferences.
Study paleontology or archaeology or the processes of the minds as neurologists do and you’ll see what research really is.
Ufology is bereft of the epithet, research.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Research, by a Real Researcher
Our friend, the late Lucius Farish, had a piece in the magazine pictured here: The Techniques of Historical UFO Research [Page 18 ff.]
He, with Jerome Clark, provided the quintessential study of the 1896 Airship wave, and Lucius touched on the sightings from that era in his article.
But he really was concentrating on how UFO research should be conducted, noting that newspaper and other archives are rife with information that could help ufologists to gather reliable (or rather reliable) data if they are seriously going to investigate the UFO phenomenon. He didn’t eschew past sightings that some UFO gadflies insist are irrelevant – probably because they are too lazy to do the legwork Lucius and real researchers feel is de rigueur when it comes to a phenomenon as odd as UFOs.
Lucius provides a number of incidents that, when followed up thoroughly, offer insights that are substantial if one is truly intent on getting at the nub of the UFO enigma.
He cites cavalier research in such books as Flying Saucers on the Attack by Harold T. Wilkins.
Wilkins gave readers a hint of a 1742 sighting but didn’t provide a sketch that accompanied the reported sighting, which ended up being brought forward by an Oregon researcher, Charles F. Flood in 1968: a significant historical document that serious researchers should have at their disposal. Here’s that document:
Isaac Koi is the only current ufologist I know who has the fortitude to gather UFO documents, past and present, providing them to his fellow UFO aficionados, all without recompense or remuneration.
As for the 1896/1897 Airship sightings, Lucius gives a cursory account that puts to shame some of the nonsense that skeptic Gilles Fernandez tried to pass off recently as a scientific rebuttal of Airship sightings, writing that they were misidentified Venus sightings.
Unfortunately, Lucius Farish’s procedures and writings are not generally known today by UFO newbies, and magazine articles, as the one cited here, are lost to the present UFO milieu as UFO mavens today see 1976 (the magazine’s publishing date) as ancient literature, out of date and out of reach.
There is no real UFO research going on in UFO circles nowadays, just blather and posturing with insipid skeletal UFO accounts from the internet being the fodder of UFO discourse.
And some think my ongoing, repetitive screeds about the death of ufology and UFOs as a topic of interest is sensationalizing when, in fact, my redundant discourse may be likened to John the Baptist’s voice crying in the desert.