|EDITOR AND STILL
James W. Moseley, J.S.
Volume 42, No. 8
Sept. 1st, 1995
P. 0. Box 1709
Key West, FL 33041
And, our very own National UFO Conference (NUFOC) will hold its 32nd annual convention one week earlier than theirs - on the weekend of Oct. l4th-l5th, at the Castlegate Hotel & Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The mailing address is: P.O. Box 1764, Decatur, Ga. 30031, and the Convention Hotline phone number is 404-621-5734. About seventeen speakers have been lined up, including your humble "Smear" editor; and IF it is available we will be showing the infamous Roswell video: If nothing else, this convention will be unique.
Thus Roswell conspiracy buffs are free to speculate that this long period of records was destroyed just to cover up one event. We prefer to speculate that
Meanwhile, the video has been shown at an Aug. l9th-2Oth UFO convention in Sheffield, England, hosted by Philip Mantle of BUFORA (British UFO Research Association). The last we heard about this, the convention was completely sold out ahead of time because of public interest in the video.
The Fox TV Network has apparently bought the American rights to thc
video, and will show it on the evening of Monday August 28th, in a program
called "Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction". UFO "experts" Kevin Randle,Bruce
Maccabee, Stanton Friedman, Linda Howe (of cattle mutilation fame) and Dr.
Jesse Marcel (son of deceased Roswell witness Jesse Marcel) are seen on
the program with their comments about the video. By and large, they think
it is a fake, as do the real film and medical experts who have seen the
video in England. But it's still a crowd-pleaser: (See also
In the photo above (right), we see Phil Klass (or possibly his look-alike, Robert Redford) in Deep Meditation during one cf the more boring lectures at the Seattle, Washington MUFON Convention earlier this summer. (Photo by Ansen Seale.)
Smear believes that Mack is gullible and also very subjective in his tentative conclusions about abductions, but we are extremists when it comes to Freedom of Speech. Therefore we are delighted that Mack will presumably be free to rave on...
Incidentally, rumor has it that Hopkins has finally found a publisher for this .......
Boylan's practice was shut down because of misconduct with three female patients, including "imposing his views of space aliens into the dreams and memories of two patients, nude hot tub bathing with patients, and bartering nude massages in returnf for psychological therapy." Boylan even took one female patient to a UFO convention in Las Vegas in December of 1992, and she stayed (eeek!) in the same hotel room with him.
Dr. Boylan is a past president of the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association in California, and is the author of many books. The investigation of his conduct has been going on for about two years. Smear knew about it from past newspaper stories but chose not to print anything. We have met Dr. Boylan and found him to be pleasant but unusually "Far Out". He is a Smear non-subscriber, about sixty years of age. (Well, at least he's not a homosexual)...
Bigelow's flirtation with the Offbeat is not over, however, as he is still apparently funding cattle mutilation investigation by Linda Howe...
...One of the most impressive findings of a certain 1965 Air Force report is the question of `nonlethality' - one which Alexander is adamant is true in its essence, and refuses to accept that it might not be so. Says the Report: `The definition of nonlethality is also not a clearly defined one when applied to specific weaponry. Many bullets do not kill, and therefore are nonlethal in nature,but since the presumption is that most bullets are discharged with intent of killing, they are lethal weapons. Certainly the presentation of many noxious stimulus agents normally considered to be within the nonlethal domain, can if carried to extreme also cause death.
It would be closer to the truth if Alexander and his colleagues in the Pentagon's pantry redefine some of their nonlethal weapons' to `slow to kill weapons' . Even then, it would be interesting to hear the opinion of the International Red Cross or Human Rights Campaigners on the ensuing nightmares they might cause in modern battlefields.
We were very disappointed in the book. It purports to be a discussion of Fortean events of all kinds, but there is no index and no bibliography - just an endless stream of unproven assertions, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. As he does in his lectures, Keel spiels on and on without documentation. Sweeping generalizations are made from insufficient data, and specific statements are made which in some cases we know to be untrue, while many others are made that we strongly suspect to be untrue. All this makes worthless whatever valid insights the author may accidentally have stumbled upon, regarding UFOs, archaeology, Men in Black, etc.
Sometimes Keel is wrong just out of pure stubbornness. He is the only researcher on this planet who still believes that the 1947 Roswell Incident (not mentioned in the book) was caused by a World War Two Japanese "Fugo Balloon"!
Well, if you enjoy "tripping out" with a master weaver of yarns, buy "Disneyland of the Gods". If you are looking for a solution to the UFO Mystery or anything like one, look elsewhere.
The contributors we know or at least have heard of are: Contactee Steven Greer; philosopher Michael Grosso; ufological psychiatrist Rima Laibow; psychedelic authors Timothy Leary and Terence McKenna; astronaut Brian O'Leary; Harvard psychiatrist John Mack; abduction researcher Leo Sprinkle; medical philosopher Dennis Stillings; contactee Whitley Strieber; UFO researchers Keith Thompson and John White; and, alphabetically last but by no means least - philosopher/author Robert Anton Wilson.
For us, one of Wilson's contributions (Page 296-297) is the best of the lot, not only because we happen to agree with it, but mainly because of the fact that it is a reprint of a letter to the editor, published in Saucer Smear in 1993. (Credit is duly given.) Here lies the final proof of the great and ancient Zen adage, "The text of a letter remains the property of the sender". Amen!
What we get out of all this is that Zen in the Art of Close Encounters is a highly intellectual, highly rarified attempt to see deep meaning as well as humor in the chaos of present-day ufology, particularly as it relates to the abduction phenomenon. Does this attempt succeed? "Humor is in the mind of the recipient, just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder!" (Moseley, 1995.)
My apologies for the long time between letters....
It seems somehow appropriate that Robert Todd has bestowed the title of `The Cowflop Quarterly' upon the latest drippings of his poisoned pen. At least the name leaves no doubt as to its contents. Obviously it's autobiographical.
Regarding the so-called Roswell Alien Autopsy footage, you might want to check the medical literature for information concerning a rare genitic condition known as Turner's Syndrome which afflicts only females. The story I get is that there was a remote village in Brazil wherein quite a number of these cases, some reportedly quite hideous, had developed due to in-breeding or some similar factor. The footage reportedly depicts scenes of actual autopsies performed upon two unfortunate victims around 1960. It was shot opportunistically by some `B' grade sci-fi film outfit with the vague intention cf somehow using it as the centerpiece cf a feature film at some later date.
Apparently the production company folded without ever using the footage, and it sat on an obscure shelf for a number of years until somehow it managed to fall into nefarious hands who have hastened to exploit it. Assuming that my information on this matter is correct, certain individuals with counterintelligence connections have been aware of this film for perhaps as long as twenty years, and I am told that it was once even considered for possible use as disinformation; but the idea was rejected because it was felt the footage was just too incredible to be credible. (Obviously whoever ventured such an opinion was completely ignorant of the UFO community's boundless energy and unlimited potential when it comes to such matters)...
...I think I might be getting more and more cynical, but no sooner did I hear about the new supposed Roswell film than I had decided to myself that it must be a hoax. Now that I've read a significant amount about it, I'm sure it's a hoax. The new `MUFON UFO Journal' carries an intelligent assessment by Kent Jeffrey. The most useful aspect of the hoax so far is that it has once again demonstrated that there really is nothing that Colin Andrews won't believe...
Lately I've been reading Terence McKenna's True Hallucinations, his account of magic mushrooms, UFOs, and a trip up the Amazon- an extremely amusing book, which can be read as an advertisement for or a warning against the overuse of LSD - take your pick.
The eagerly awaited final report of the GAO has now been formally released. The thorough and extensive records audit by the GAO in regard to the legendary Roswell Incident failed to uncover any information whatsoever to bolster the belief held by many that Roswell was the recovery of a crashed alien spaceship. NO `smoking gun'. NOTHING! But somehow, in their usual convoluted way, the Roswell advocate crowd will use the final GAO report to further bolster their errant beliefs. The GAO found nothing for the simple and basic reason that there was nothing to find. Again, the Roswell `smoking gun' simply does NOT exist! It's time for the Roswell advocates to grow up and face the truth - it never happened! It's a fanciful tale, nothing more...
...I wasn't run out of Rachel (Nevada). I still have my business there, manned by my one employee. Rachel had outlived its usefulness. Moving to Vegas was my next logical step...We have written Glenn telling him that our material is not copyrighted,and we have no objection to any re-use, as long as credit is given. But we of "Smear" are computer illiterate, and are likely to remain that way.-Editor.
I appreciate your `Smear'. I only wish it was available on the Internet, where it would have a much wider audience. It could be done if you wanted. I could scan it in when it arrives and place it on a World Wide Web page. The result would look very similar to your paper edition.
Let me know...
...In S. Karagulla's book, Through the Curtain, she reviews a number of letters she received from people who had experienced attending night classes in a university setting, while asleep at night. They described a conscious awareness of going into the lecture hall, seeing and knowing other students, and listening to and talking with the lecturer. In one case the friend seen at the lecture was questioned and admitted that they had been there and had seen the questioner. THAT also involves `inter-action'; so, what is the difference when these people find themselves in a university setting, and others find themselves in a UPO with aliens? Karagulla sat with them, recording their experiences, and felt that the students seemed to be in a trance state, similar to Edgar Cayce's.
"Also, in Survival in Space, people in isolation (a different set of experiments) attended operas, heard the music, went to dinner, etc., and experienced all the sensations of true experiences. The taste, hearing, smells, etc. of the experience were totally real to them. I'd better be careful here, or somebody might take away my UFO T-shirt!...
...I know I've said to you before that I feel the UFO mystery,along with paranormal and other occurrences we don't yet understand, will ultimately be solved by a blending of scientific and non-scientific disciplines By intelligent, skeptical, yet open-minded persons with a well-rounded educational background, and without a `hidden agenda' or an `axe to grind'. And most importantly - people who HAVE THEIR SHIT TOGETHER! NO FRIGGIN' LOONIES!
What do you mean, we're `non-ufologioal'? What zine broke the story about Oswell crony Guy Bannister being involved with a crash retrieval? What other zine publishes a Saucer Section in every issue? What other zine would bother with a previously unpublished photograph of Bill Cooper? Where else would Sean Morton and Vladimir Terziski ever get published? So, put Steamshovel back on your exchange list!Well, come to think of it, there is a lot of conspiracy paranoia in the UFO field, so perhaps we were wrong. In any case, "Steamshovel" is a very interesting magazine. - Editor.
..... I am proud to know one of the slate of speakers at the 32nd Annual National UFO Conference. But do not count on me to buy a Super pass for $95!...
...A month ago, my wife and I went to Hawaii to celebrate our 25th anniversary year. Before that, we were briefly in Montreal, where we lived in the late 60's, visiting with old friends. One evening we were walking through a shopping center at St. Therese (the suburb where they live, north of the city), when my eye was caught by a conspicuous store window display devoted to Ufology. Even more startling was that it consisted largely of antique issues of Saucer News from the early 60's, several of which I recognized immediately from the New York / New Jersey days when we were doing the Coffee Klatsch radio show together on WFMU. In addition, there were other classics like They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers, Flying Saucers: Fact or Fiction, as well as titles from Howard Menger and George Adamski. It was like being in a time warp!
Unfortunately, the store was closed, so there was no way of finding out who put up the display, or more importantly perhaps, why. That will have to remain another mystery in the field. Maybe a Montreal researcher might look into it. A strong lead would be the premise that this exhibit was meant to depict the best (or worst?) of the grand days of Saucerdom and its leading (or most notorious) protagonists.
In any case, it certainly struck me as quite a coincidence. But as we all know, there are no coincidences!
The wandering herders say melon-shaped spaceships land near their goat and sheep herds every day or two to barter for supplies of their animals' dung.
The aliens communicate through mental telepathy and pay for the goods with precions stones and gold, the nomads say, but they never explain what they do with the manure.
Thanks to the Weekly World News