|EDITOR AND STILL
James W. Moseley, J.S.
Volume 42, No. 10
Dec. 5th, 1995
P. 0. Box 1709
Key West, FL 33041
The event included twenty speakers, among them: Lean Haley, George Fawcett, Cope Sohellhorn, Jim Keith, George Andrews, Robyn Quail, Marc Davenport, Fearon Hicks, David Huggins, Ed Komarek, Allen Greenfield, and Al Bielek. Dr. Frank Stranges came all the way from California to speak and act as Master of Ceremonies. For his gentlemanly contributions to this and numerous other conventions around the country, Dr. Stranges was given our coveted Ufologist of the Year Award.
Jim Moseley, editor of "Smear" and Permanent Chairman of the National UFO Conference, was the speaker at the Saturday night banquet. He received a standing ovation from the audience of about 100 people, and was given a special Lifetime Achievement Award by the local committee. Unfortunately this speech was not recorded (although all the others were), and there do not even seem to be any photographs of the event! (Was it a dream?)
In the photo we see Rick Hilberg, a co-founder of the NUFOC and also editor of "Flying Saucer Digest" out of Ohio - now in its 131st issue. Rick is standing next to a painting by abductee David Huggins, showing one of the interplanetary or interdimensional ladies with whom Huggins allegedly has frequent sexual intercourse. Huggins has designed a T-shirt with the motto "MISCEGENATION IS GREAT" written on it and showing a human male, a space woman, and a hybrid child. We have warned Huggins that this T-shirt may not be a big seller.
Regarding the convention, there were definite problems regarding the small size of the crowd and the poor hospitality of the hotel; but all things considered, the event was a success. Next year's convention will be held on the weekend of October 4th-6th at the Airport Sheridan Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota, sponsored by noted ufological author & lecturer Cope Schellhorn. More about this in future issues.
The following weekend, your editor moved on to the Third Annual Gulf Breeze UFO Conference, sponsored by Project Awareness (P.O. Box 730, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32562). The only trouble was that the event had to be moved from Pensacola Beach, Fl. (next to Gulf Breeze) to Mobile, Alabama, due to a last-minute tragedy: A mere two weeks before the convention date, Hurricane Opal devastated a long strip of the Gulf Coast, including Pensacola Beach. Through skill and luck, the Project Awareness people were able to move the gathering without losing any of their seven speakers or any sizable part of their audience. (Next year's Gulf Breeze conference will be held in the Spring, rather than during hurricane season.)
The (only) seven speakers were Whitley Strieber, Zecharia Sitchin, Colin Andrews, George Knapp, Dr. Bruce Maccabee, Dannion Brinkley, and Dr. Fred Alan Wolf. Of these, Whitley Strieber was definitely the most interesting, especially as this was his first public lecture since he departed from the UFO field in bitter disgust in 1989. Strieber was articulate, mellow, enlightened, and possibly even factual. Strieber's lecture audience of over 800 people (count 'em) was delighted, and he then spent hours autographing his new book "Breakthrough" and mingling with the masses.
Space does not allow us to discuss the other lecturers, but all were interesting. Dr. Maccabee proved that as a ufologist he is an excellent piano player. (He played for an hour or so during an evening social.) We can't help noting that Project Awareness, after only two or three years of existence, is more professional in their convention abilities than the National UFO Conference is after thirty two years! There are many reasons for this, but one obvious difference is that Awareness goes for quality rather than quantity in booking its lecturers. Their next offering (March l5th-l7th, 1996, at Pensacola Beach) will feature Strieber again as well as Harvard psychiatrist John Mack, and others.
One thing that the NUFOC oonvention in Atlanta and the Mobile convention had in common was a video room where some version of this film classic ran continuously. In Mobile your editor deliberately sat in the front row of the video room eating a bowl of chili which looked strangely like the dark mush being taken from the chest of the alleged alien on the TV screen. For some reason, no one wanted to sit near us.
The views of most ufologists regarding the authenticity of this film range from cautious to highly skeptical, though nothing has been proven one way or the other so far. Ray Sentilli looks more and more like a sleazy promoter who stumbled onto a gold mine, or possibly created a gold mine for himself. Now a number of still pictures are circulating, such as the one shown below, lifted from "Fortean Times" of England for use in "Smear". This one seems to show a human hand putting the finishing touches on an alien head that looks similar but not identical to the one in the Sentilli film. These pictures were mailed anonymously to "Fortean Times" and several others. Is someone out there trying to tell us something??
Among those who tend to reject the authenticity of the Sentilli film is Walter Haut of the International UFO Museum & Research Center in Roswell. Haut was the public relations officer at Roswell Army Air Field at the time of the alleged Roswell Incident. Professor Charles Moore, who was Project Engineer for the New York University experimental balloon flights in New Mexico in June of 1947 tells "Smear", "We didn't have any alien bodies in our (Mogul) balloons."
Another skeptic in this matter, surprisingly, is nuclear physicist & UFO lecturer Stanton Friedman, though he maintains his unfortunate belief in the bogus MJ-12 documents. A Canadian zine called "The X Chronicles" (Vol. 1, No. 3) has a screaming headline stating: "Eminent Canadian Physicist Stanton Friedman Declares the Sentilli Roswell Autopsy Film a Hoax After a Private Viewing in Washington, D.C." We also understand that Friedman has now met twice with Sentilli and was not favorably impressed. (We also have just learned that the proper spelling of the name is apparently Santilli. Oh, well!)
Anyhow - the search for the military cameraman who allegedly took the Roswell alien video goes on. One Jack Barnett, whose record partially fills the bill, died on August 3rd of this year. The name of the photographer is also given as Jack Barrett at times; but our best information is that no military photographer has been found, through research of existing records, who completely fills the bill as being someone who could have shot this video. And former president Harry Truman is not only invisible in any of the publicly-shown "uncut" footage, but he can be proven not to have been in New Mexico at the proper time.
We can also state that Santilli has been uncooperative with efforts to prove the authenticity of the film in any of various ways. Quite likely, he is laughing all the way to the bank!
Meanwhile, the video has spawned poems and witty remarks of all sorts, some of which are given below. Our favorite is the serious poem by Pat Davey. Just imagine what a tragic thing it would be if the cameraman's statement, as given in our last issue, were true: Killing a helpless creature with a rifle butt may be acceptable in earthly warfare, but it hardly seems like the proper way to treat interplanetary visitors (if any!)
In our humble opinion, if anything more sensational than a Mogul balloon crash occurred at Roswell, it had nothing to do with space aliens, but rather, it had some connection with illegal and immoral radiation experiments or germ warfare experiments, conducted in secret by the U.S. Military. If this is the case, the records will certainly not be found, nor will the mystery ever be solved.
He says he doesn't want to get involved but there's the proof of life on other worlds The crashed starshIp and the small gray starman lying beside it in the desert The alien is crying into the small black box it holds "This in the greatest thing since the Flood," the young nan says as he and the soldier approach the alien cries louder like a mewling wildcat trapped between the broken starshIp and these two earthlings It clutches the black box as the soldier tries to grab it "I don't want to get involved," The young man shouts as the soldier clubs the alien with the butt of his gun on the side of its overlarge head Takes the box easily The alien breathes its last "I wonder how many star systems that little bugger has been to?" ho says as they walk away.
SANTILLI'S GREY (Sung to the melody of 'Chantilly Lace' by the Big Bopper) Santilli's 'Grey', that fucked-up leg Oval-like eyes, open wide On it's butt with a pooched-out gut What a way to die! There ain't nothin' in the world like a six-fingered girl Who is all cut open, I wanna go elopin' With this alien dame and her sawed-off brain. Oh baby, that's a-what I like!! -Adam Gorightly
"...My opinion (is) that the notion of a god is a basic superstition and that there is no evidence for the existence of any god(s). Further, devils, demons, angels and saints are myths; there is no life after death, no heaven or hell; the Pope is a dangerous, bigoted medieval dinosaur, and the Holy Ghost is a comic-book character worthy of laughter and derision. I accuse the Christian god of murder by allowing the Holocaust to take place - not to mention the 'ethnic clensing' presently being performed by Christians in our world - and I oondemn and vilify this mythical deity for encouraging racial prejudice and commanding the degradation of women..."
The question is: Will God sue???
"...The Roswell autopsy tapes - I love the public reaction! They are real. They are only people so we do not need to fear them, since they are not weird insect type creatures as ufologists and the media try to tell us. If anyone claims that the tapes are a hoax, then that person must be paid by someone, maybe the government. Although Stanton Friedman is saying we should wait and see, the public is saying they are shocked - they never suspected he could be 'bought'. Of course, ufologists will claim they are a hoax, for this is their way of making money, by their publications. ...
"Thank you for the excellent review of my book. I am now receiving repeat orders from the first buyers....As for your 1980 UFO conference in New York, the harrassing person (in the audience) was a writer from New York City who had moved to New Hampshire to be a volunteer in my 'silent network'. He came to the conference with me. In the audience he recognized every New York skeptic, so he decided to outdo them. Later we made his position and our relationship known to all those attending. Today we are still very good friends.
"As for my slides, a top-ranking scientist in our space program purchased several copies of some of them.
"Incidentally, I had a great time at the 1980 conference and I thank you for inviting me. My friend and I skipped out for a few minutes and had frozen yogurt with Uri Geller and Shippee..."
I have not seen the reference in "SUN" but as reported, Klass is totally wrong. (Nothing new for Phil.) I had absolutely no imput into the demise of The Coalition and was unaware they disbanded until after the fact. Although an institute has been under consideration for many months, as far as I know, it was Bigelow's intent to continue funding the others. From what little I have heard, the Coalition members have no understanding of the 'golden rule'. I'm sure you know: He who has the gold, makes the rules. They just shot the goose that laid the golden egg, something that Victoria (my wife) predicted more than a year ago.The Coalition was composed of MUFON, CUFOS, and FUFOR, and was funded by Bigelow until things went wrong. - Editor.
"As for myself, I have retired from Los Alamos. I will pursue a number of things, including organizing and chairing the next major nonlethal conference as well as continuing my NATO appointment in the same area. I will not head any institute. Any information about a private institute will have to come from them. At this time there really is nothing to report."
"...As to Alexander, I have another piece due out in December (I hope you will tell him), glorifying his achievements.
"I am against ANY weapons. Nonlethality is a fanciful term to swamp the already saturated arms market. Scientists' brains should work for better things than inventing other means of maiming or killing each other. We have seen, and see daily, enough killing...
"As to Alexander's innuendo in his closing sentence (in `Smear'), I take it as a complement. As a researcher I would assassinate any mad ideas put forward by whoever, using my pen name as the most appropriate weapon. I thank him for his complement...
"Despite what has happened in the past, I am prepared to listen to whatever Alexander would like to tell me. Tell him he knows where I am and what my address is. As an old military veteran he should be able to keep a cool head and speak logically. I would listen to what the man has got to say and respond accordingly. This is an invitation, though it might sound odd. Please remember that as a researcher I have no personal opinion about his person, and have not written anything about his personal life (although I KNOW a great deal), and would not do so. I have merely challenged his ideology..."
"Thank you for the Volume 42, No. 9 issue of 'Saucer Smear'. You feature a follow-up article about harassment of me by revocation of my license. However, I have to point out to you a very important factual error in the article, which I request be corrected. The error is in the statement that Dr. Boylan 'lost his state license because of alleged sexual misconduct with female patients'. The findings of the hearing officer include a statement that `the evidence did not establish sexual misconduct'. Thus, sexual misconduct was explicitly not what my license was taken for. The alleged reason for revocation given by the Board was `gross negligence', (a term nowhere defined).
"I would appreciate a correction comment in your next issue. Thank you for your attention to accuracy."
"This may be important for readers of 'Saucer Smear': On Sept. 26th, Jim Oberg recognized that I, Thornton Page, am the only living member of the 1953 Robertson Panel, and decided to record me on TV and video tape for posterity before I die. Grateful for this opportunity to impress posterity, I cooperated for about 90 minutes with a microphone, lights and TV camera, to explain what the Robertson Panel did and did not do. At the beginning I told Bob (Robertson), "This is crazy. Everyone knows that UFOs are just a public myth." He said, "Shut up, Thornton and sit down. This is important." It was for me, because I met Louis Alverez, who remained a friend for life.Unfortunately, Page's 90 minute statement has been cut down to 2 minutes, for some reason. - Editor.
"The Panel was briefed for 4 days (Jan. 14-18) at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C. Dr. J. Allen Hynek was one of the briefers. The CIA paid for the show, and our Report was classified SECRET. It appears, declassified, as Appendix 11 of the Condon Report.
"I succeeded in getting Robertson to include as paragraph 3 that the most dangerous aspect of UFO reports was clogging communication lines...."
"Dear Illustrious Supreme Commander:
"MYGAWD! Tell me it isn't true that the strange 'Dr.' Frank received the prestigious 'NUFOC Ufologist of the Year Award'....Is this the same Strange Doctor who has a mail order degree, who parades as a minister of the cloth, but has somehow forgotten a commandment condemning falsehood, such as promoting a fictional character with the comic-book name of Val Thor (from the planet Krypton, maybe)? Perhaps the good (?) `Doctor', rather than Moses, dropped the tablet, shattering the admonition!.."
"...I write, not merely to let you know that a member of the original guard is still functioning unabducted, but to ask if you would mention to your countless followers that one of the reportorial participants from the `Golden Age' is preparing to almost completely liquidate his FS/UFO library, consisting primarily of early, very early, and rare volumes, half and half, several of which, including mine, being autographed or inscribed, e.g., ` The Way Out World', which I ghosted (demonstrable) for Long John Nebel; countless 'paper' (personal and business letters, magazines, brochures, flyers), photographs, etc., and lots of great audio stuff and a few video air-takes, etc., etc. I will begin preparation of the item list shortly. Anyone desiring a copy may write: UFO List, Tarot, RR6, Box 6199, Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360. While I will consider bids for the entirety, inquiries re particular material will also be entertained..."
"...The best comment on that Fox Network alien autopsy show appeared on Internet in a SubGenius discussion group called alt.slack. The author complained that he was all set to jack off over the vagina of the female alien when the network put up a digital distorter. He was really pissed! Being whimsical, I copied that into various feminist groups, but had to leave for Europe before seeing any response. I don't know if the Steinemjugend regard jacking off over naked alien bodies as just as bad as, not as bad as, or even worse than jacking off over naked human bodies..."
"In your last issue of 'Saucer Smear', in reference to the Fall issue of Omni, you stated, 'Most interesting to us is the fact that (Glenn) Dennis' famous 'Nurse X', who gave him information about the alien bodies, may not exist at all.'
"For your information, I have spoken to several individuals who were in Roswell in 1947 who remember 'Nurse X'. Her description does not match the description of any of the nurses whose records have been found. Her existence is only in doubt to those who have not made a thorough investigation.
"Keep your mind open, your pants zipped, and may you enjoy good health."
"...There are many cogent reasons as to why Roswell is a fatally flawed event, but one in particular provides a perfect illustration as to why: The purplish-pink markings (i.e., 'hieroglyphics') reported by several eye- witnesses who handled the debris. The recent independent investigations by Karl Pflock and Robert Todd uncovered the fact that 'sticky tape' (clear or whitish in color) was used on many Project Mogul balloon arrays to reinforce the radar reflectors at the point where they were attached to the hardened balsa struts. This tape had pink and purple flower-like figures embossed on the back of it. The striking similarity between the markings on the debris found by 'Mac' Brazel and the imprinted markings on the Project Mogul radar-reflector reinforcing tape makes for a virtual DNA-type link between them. Incidentally, these very same markings were observed by Warrant Officer Irving Newton at Fort Worth, on parts of clearly identified balloon remnants. This negates a switch of materials. This was part of the real Roswell debris. ...
"The latest issue of 'Smear' was its usual interesting self, most notably the letter from Kevin Randle disavowing Don Schmitt. It would certainly appear that Schmitt has no future in UFO research, and he has no one to blame but himself!..."