-BISHOP ALLEN GREENFIELD, writing in his just-published book, "Secret Cipher of the Ufonauts"
Speaking of neo-Nazism, as Ann does, NICAP adopted a very fascistic attitude. For example, they demanded their members refrain from joining any other UFO organization (notably Coral Lorenzen's APRO) and they wasted most of their time and money battling with Frank Stranges, Jim Moseley, etc. When a qualified black ufologist tried to join NICAP's office staff as an unpaid volunteer, Keyhoe hit the roof and wouldn't allow it. Dr. Condon later publicly called NICAP "otstructionist." The group finally collapsed because of the sexual and matrimonial problems of the NICAP inner circle.
-JOHN KEEL, writing in the "Bulletin of Anomalous Experience", Dec. 1994, in answer to a published letter from UFO researcher Ann Druffel
|EDITOR AND STILL
James W. Moseley, J.S.
Volume 42, No. 2
February 10th, 1995
P. 0. Box 1709
Key West, FL 33041
Regarding the Roswell "Impact Site" or "Crash Site", Klass lists seven witnesses mentioned in the current Randle/Schmitt book "The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell". Amazingly, each of the seven remembers a different number of alien bodies, to wit:
Incidentally, we don't always agree with Phil Klass' viewpoint in SUN, but his zine is a must for anyone who wants to follow the UFO scene carefully. The cost is $15 per year (no freeloaders, please:) and the address is: 404 "N" St. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024....
We have no space to even summarize the Todd article here; and we do not know if he sells copies or is willing to give them away. In any case, you can reach Robert Todd at 2528 Belmont Ave., Ardmore, Pa. 19003-2617....
This appears to be the last of the series of lawsuits against Randi by Geller and his friend Eldon Byrd. Everyone obviously lost money - PSICOP, Geller, Randi, and Byrd. So the question arises: Where did all the lost money go? Our best guess would be - to the lawyers!...
Meanwhile, Armand is being visited regularly in a nursing home by another friend & UFO enthusiast, Norma Cox, on whose property Armand lived for many years until he fell ill. Back in the 196Os, when he lived in Massachusetts, Armand was co-editor of the famed flying saucer zine called "Probe"...
Some examples of their predictions for 1995: Because the Wizard of Oz is fresh out of brains, Dan Quayle will run for President; Dinosaur DNA isolated - from the blood of Strom Thurmond; Cult predicts end of the world, and makes the prediction come true for its members; The Virgin Mary makes more public appearances than Michael Jackson.
Some examples more likely to come true than the above: The Federal debt increases; Bigfoot eludes capture; Wireless communications increase significantly; etc. You get the idea.
We have written to Phoenix Skeptics pointing out the stark reality they are not fearless enough to face: The reason they out-perform professional psychics is that THEY THEMSELVES ARE PSYCHIC WITHOUT REALIZING IT! Yes, we're dealing with a crackpot bunch here, cleverly disguised as enlightened skeptics!....
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In this touching scene, rival authors Stanton Friedman and Kevin Randle each clutch their latest book on the subject of the Roswell Incident. Randle sent us the photo, with the suggested caption "WHAT FEUD?" Note the UFOs in the background!
"I very much appreciate the favorable review of my book, `Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts' in the Jan. 5th issue cf `Smear'. You are of course, correct in saying that the Cipher Work needs to be subjected to rigorous probability analysis. You may not be aware that some of the basic work in `cracking the code' has been done by mathematicians, and, in fact, the cipher research group I work with, QBLH, has a high proportion of asscciates well familiar with probability theory, and the `chance factor' is much discussed.
"My own approach tends to eliminate chance by confining my research to the `funny names' (Orthon, Indrid Cold, etc.) that show up in contactee lore and the like, and in the text of the Book in which the Cipher was discovered. This means that `chance correlations' are far less likely than, say, in using the cipher values of names in the New York telephone directory with, say, the Random House Unabridged Dictionary.
"Though your review gave very fair coverage to this `chance' factor, it did not really stress the predictive quality the cipher offers as evidential. In other words, -I assert, more or less ex cathedra, that using the cipher in any given contact case will yield an accurate prediction of when and where the next similar case will occur. This is a proof that anyone who understands the cipher, the UFO mythos and the occult mythos can use on demand. It is, therefore, the great breakthrough ufologists have been seeking for decades. ...
"I will be announcing specific plans for the 1995 National UFO Conference in Atlanta at the end of February. I hope and trust that you will consent to be the Keynote Speaker at the Awards Banquet at the convention."
"Dear El Supremo:
"Allen Greenfield's book sounds very interesting. I'm fascinated by this occult-UFO connection. Jacques Vallee touches on it in some of his books. In the IllumiNet book `Extraterrestrial Friends and Foes', George Andrews talks about secret ceremonies, the so-called Babalon Working, held in the Mojave Desert by John Whiteside Parsons, later founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and L. Ron Hubbard, who of course started the Church of Scientology. They were both members of the California branch of Aleister Crowley's OTO. According to Andrews, this Babalon Working opened a doorway for the grays to come flooding into our reality. Supposedly Crowley left a drawing of one of his invisible mentors that looks like the standard bubble-headed gray. Parsons and Hubbard performed these ceremonies in 1945 and 1946, right at the time of the beginning of the modern UFO phenomenon....
"We of FATE have been reading your newsletter for some time and would like to speak to you about the possibility of writing an article for the magazine. Please give me a call..,as soon as possible if you are interested. In the meantime we will continue to enjoy `Saucer Smear', particularly your irreverent point of view about the entire UFO scene...We wrote articles for FATE in the 1950s and early 1960s, and would enjoy doing so again. - Editor.
"...With regards to my failure to arrive at Pensacola (Fl.) for the Gulf Breeze Conference last October (as reported in your Vol. 41, No. 9), please convey my sincere apologies to your readers. My need to cancel occurred at the very last minute, and as I had already booked my own tickets it cost me a fair bit of money not to attend. Unfortunately, I do not get quarter of a million dollar advances for my books (even $10,000 would be a big deal for me) so this cancellation was expensive and unavoidable.Jenny's letter also discusses the lawsuit she lost to Stanton Friedman in England a few years ago. - Editor.
"Both my parents are severely disabled and I have looked after them for several years since my last relationship ended. Shortly before I was due to travel my father was taken ill (he has cancer of the gullet). We had just moved to a seaside location at his request, to help him out, but I was not in a position to leave him alone as the move took a severe strain on my mother's health. My only other family member (a brother) lives too far away and has a young family, so there was no alternative...
"I hope that your readers understand. I assure them that I was just as disappointed."
".. .The cartoon you sent about different people's reactions to the idea of `UFO' really tickled me. In fact, nearly everybody believes in UFOs, including especially the debunkers. Everybody believes that some people report UFOs, to start with, and only then does the argument begin. Some want to file all the reports in the hoax file, some in hallucination, some in Alien Spaceship, some in electromagnetic oddity, some in paranormal, some in time-machines from the future, some in sundogs, some in Famous Lost Weather Balloons, etc., etc. Very few have the sophistication to think that some flying whangdoodles belong in one category and others in two or three other categories. Only the Totally Damned, i.e., agnostics and post-modernists, file some of them in - Unidentified. I find it humorous that so few of us will accept that some Unidentified gizmos must get filed in Unidentified for now and maybe for a long time, maybe forever...
".. My book on harmful UFOs in Brazil has never sold, but what's going on there still fascinates me, and I'm planning to spend four weeks there next March. It will be my eleventh trip since 1978. The Brazilian scene is an anomaly within an anomaly!
"When I'm king of the world, I'm going to have a couple of dozen of the world's best investigators (and Brazil has some of the best) fan out across that country for a few weeks. Then we can get a decent picture of what has been and is happening. I've investigated cases in about half of the country's twenty-seven states - sometimes on my own but more often with the help of very generous local investigators. I've gathered some truly fantastic material, but I suspect it is nothing compared to what is yet to be discovered. Sort of like on a scale of a bucket or two of water to the ocean!
"`Saucer Smear', I'm sorry to say, is the only UFO publication I read thoroughly anymore, and enjoy. I also seem to be losing enthusiasm for anything to do with UFO research, other than my own. Think it could be hardening of the arteries? Anyway, keep up the good work..."
"Regardless of your apparent wish to see Pursuit's demise, I am making plans to continue its publioation. When I took it over in 1980, I was pleased to see the favorable response to my efforts; but it seems each time I again try to get going, postage, paper & printing prices outpace me, and typesetting is very expensive, as you well know...We liked "Pursuit", and hope it returns. - Editor.
"Unfortunately, the well-meant brief report you printed about Pursuit's past after Ivan Sanderson's death is sadly incorrect. What you printed was more gossip than fact."
"To set the record straight, I have never endorsed the idea that a Project Mogul balloon caused the debris field found by Mac Brazel in July, 1947. I did, however, send Karl Pflock a note upon the publication of his report that congratulated him on the completion of that work. I did say that his report did lead to his conclusions. I didn't say, though I thought it, that I found Pflock's report to be biased, unobjective, and lacking in any supporting documentation. I didn't say that I found his interviews with the witnesses to be misrepresented, his research flawed, and that his conclusions were ridiculous. I recognized all these problems but said nothing about them in the note.
"As a writer myself, I realize that the last thing an author wants on the completion of a large, long work, is a list of criticisms. I sent a note of congratulations from one colleague to another. Now that note is being wholly misrepresented. It is being circulated inside the UFO community without my permission. It proves that no good deed goes unpublished!..."
"I have just two comments: Finally the UFO researchers have taken Harley Byrd to court for his constant barrage of ill-conceived letters to his many enemies. Good riddance, Harley!
"I have received my last letter from Len Stringfield, who suffered from pneumonia before he was hospitalized for fatal tumors in both lungs. Len and I researched the infamous `South African UFO Crash' in October of 1989, and we remained very close for the remainder of his life. I would like to share a portion of his last letter to me:"`I'm still enduring great pains and had to cease my research up to this date. Christa, I feel useless. I do wonder how much junk is in the field of Ufology, some of it disinformation? There is too much infighting among the big names, all with their own agendas. Roswell does remain strong despite all the disputes. I wish I had more time. Keep up the good research for me and always strive to be the best you can be.""Len was one of the most honest individuals I ever knew, and he will be sorely missed by all."
"I am in receipt of your last readout and the Tilton rag will go fast at that price, and with your millions of readers I'm sure we'll go way over the top again at our upcoming EXPO.Byrd's upcoming conclave is on Feb. l8th-l9th at the Holiday Inn at 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, California 91602. - Editor.
"I'm amused that you wouldn't print the Madonna Sex Card from Tilton that I received incognito, `in the beginning', but only pitch her crazed mixed sex-oriented letters and not give us more of a positive slant. Guess you've covered your ass for having her not come out. You debunkers are all alike,,.
"I was amused to see the photo in `Smear' of Harley Byrd getting a 1969 High School baseball trophy in a rented tux in front of a sign for the Southern California Film Council in 1992, when the Film Council went out of business in 1989.
"On Jan. 11th, Russ Estes, Don Ecker, Bob Achtzenger and myself attended a Superior Court session where Harley was summoned to come to show cause why his restraining order to cease mailing obscene letters should not be made permanent (3 years). Byrd never showed up, so the judge granted the order, Meanwhile, Byrd has violated the temporary order sixteen times! He also issued new DEATH THREATS to Ecker and Estes, and the FBI is interested in investigating, My next step, after handing over Byrd's DEATH THREATS to me to the Feds, will be to file a Show-Cause-Why-Not Order for Contempt of Court, which will allow the court to throw Byrd in jail for months!..."
"...I'm always curious as to what certain `personalities' look like, so I appreciated the photo of Harley Byrd. Not to be too disrespectful,but I swear he looks like the Scarecrow from `Wizard of Oz'..."
"I believe in mysticism, and I believe in mathematics, but I think numerology is hokum. This book (by Greenfield) is the first book you've read, and written a more-than-full-page review of in years, isn't it? Such is my cultural influence on all you barbarians - it's sickening!...Would you say that last part again? - Editor
"Why does Martin Gardner waste so much time on UFOs? Can't he think of something he believes in to spend his time, energy, & lack of intelligence on? Is he so `skeptical' that he believes literally in nothing, and so has nothing better to do than pursue UFOs he knows don't exist? If so, how can he condemn a mere agnostic like yourself for the very same fault?
"I confuse Robert Anton Wilson with Colin Wilson, with Lamborn Wilson, with Brian Wilson, and with Mr, Wilson of `Dennis the Menace'. I heard one of them died, but I'm not sure which...
"Hollow Earthers are so unpopular, you'd think they would stick together, especially since they don't have a Hollow Earth Jim Moseley or whoever to set them at one another's throats all the time.
"Gail Aggen sounds like the biggest slut in the galaxy!
"How can the Air Force say unequivocally that one document is `not official' if it must say that another document is a `suspected bogus document'? They may know for sure that a particular document is official. But if they can only suspect that certain documents are bogus, then there's no document they can say absolutely. is bogus. They obviously don't have the records to prove it one way or another, or they wouldn't have the `suspected' category"
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