|EDITOR AND STILL
James W. Moseley, J.S.
Volume 43, No. 2
February 20th, 1996
P. 0. Box 1709
Key West, FL 33041
Now, writing in the Nov.-Dec. 1995 issue of "Perceptions", Dr. Richard Boylan gives us his update, in an article called "Birds of a Feather No More". Smear readers will remember Dr. Boylan as the gentleman whose license to practice psychology in the state of California was recently lifted by that state's licensing board. Boylan claims he was treated unfairly because of his unusual UFO beliefs and because present and former U.S. military officers dominate said Board.
Anyhow - here's Dr. Boylan's version of "The Aviary":
Smear readers are hopefully familiar with the above-mentioned Bill Moore, who is also co-author of "The Roswell Incident" and prime mover of the semi-defunct "FOCUS" zine.
Your Smear editor tried to join The Aviary as "Buzzard", but they wouldn't let us in!
With all these high-powered spooks lined up against us - not in unison but in various ever-changing combinations, is it any wonder that no rational solution to the UFO mystery is possible??? (Our thanks to Simone Mendez & Tim Beckley for this item.)
One of Page's minor claims to fame was the fact that back in 1953, he served on the famous (only to ufologists) Robertson Panel, which was convened & paid for by the CIA to study & make recommendations regarding the flying saucer problem. Page explains this briefly in a letter published in our Dec. 5th, 1995 issue.
In a letter printed in our Jan. 10th, 1996 issue, Page explains that a 90-minute tape he recently made with NASA's Jim Oberg regarding the Robertson Committee's work, has been cut to two minutes of air time due to a change in format. Page seemed disappointed that most of his effort had been for nothing, or perhaps he was just kidding us about it.
In any event, Page has passed on. He was a true non-believer regarding UFOs, but a good friend to us and a loyal Smear non-subscriber. We will miss him...
We were originally informed that the MUFON meeting was to be in a bookstore at the far north end of Miami, whereas in reality it took place in a different bookstore at the opposite end of town. Speakers at the 2-hour session included researcher Virgillo Sanchez-Ocejo, who is pushing a forthcoming new book about a deaf-mute contactee. Also on the program was a conservative, very scientifically-oriented man from Uruguary named Milton Hourcade, who told how he used to run a UFO organization in that country. A video was shown of recent close sightings in Mexico, and later there was another video that we could not stay to see.
We have offered our services as a (free) speaker at a future Miami MUFON meeting, but we fear that our radical ufological views make it highly unlikely the offer will be accepted...
We did not know Kor was still publishing after all these years, and we don't know when issues #1 through #9 of "Kor's Kosmos" were released. #10 tells us, in a series of statements that we happen to agree with, just what UFOs are not. Once again he leaves us dangling by not telling us what, if anything, they are. Says Kor:
"`Kor's Nosmos' cannot be purchased. Circulation is controlled by the writer and is directed primarily towards advanced borderlands intellectuals. Anyone wanting to receive the publication should contact the writer at... 1207 Cordova Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124."
"Today Americans would be outraged if United Nations troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated (emphasis added), that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by their world government...
Our buddy Tim Beckley will sponsor three conventions in 1996: Denver, Colorado, May 24th-27th; Palm Springs, California, Aug. 2nd-4th; and Phoenix, Arizona, October l8th-2lst. Pat Marcatillio will have his "7th Great UFO/ET Alien & Abduction Congress" at the Days Inn in Bordentown, N.J. on April l9th-2lst; and there are many, many more. Hopefully someone will be abducted from at least one of them, just to jazz things up a little!...
The Salisberrys were flying high in the Florida MUFON hierarchy when they were given a special award for "Meritorious Achievement" at the 1990 MUFON convention in Pensacola (near Gulf Breeze). Thus, when MUFON czar Walt Andrus & others felt it was necessary to re-investigate the Walters case, the Salisberrys were chosen.
The Salisberrys' bias at that time was definitely pro-Walters, which no doubt is one reason for the choice. But in the course of a long and methodical investigation, they became highly skeptical of the case, as they still are today. Naturally their report, completed in 1992, was not acceptable to the MUFON hierarchy, who then found someone else (Art Hufford) to write a report favorable to Walters. The Salisberrys eventually dropped out of the MUFON scene altogether.
There are about 100 pages of text in this treatise, and a similar number of pages devoted to appendices, etc. Hopefully, some publisher such as CSICOP's Prometheus Press can do something with this manuscript, because the ufological public really deserves to see it!
Since 1975, Swiss contactee Billy Meier has been at the center of an intense international controversy both within the UFO community and between UFO believers and skeptics. Mejer claims that he is in direct personal contact with aliens from the star cluster Pleiades, and that he has been aboard a Pleiadean spacecraft with his alien contact called "Semjase", visiting other worlds. "Semjase" is a beautiful woman by Earth standards, remarkably similar in appearance to a Scandinavian model.
Speaking of models - Meier has produced hundreds of UFO photographs, thousands of pages of "contact notes", as well as film footage and Pleiadean rock and metal samples. The aliens allegedly contact Meier at a commune in Switzerland called the Semjase Silver Star Center, which in many ways resembles a religious cult with Meier as the leader.
Intrigued by all this, Korff traveled to Switzerland with a trusted female assistant, where he cleverly went "undercover" inside the Meier camp. The result of this investigation is the book at hand, published by Prometheus Books, the publishing arm of the dreaded PSICOP organization (59 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, N.Y. 14228-2197).
"I thought I made it clear that Jesse Marcel was indeed promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve in Dec. 1947 - not after his retirement as you stated. The promotion only applied to his Reserve rank and had no effect whatsoever on his active-duty rank. His active-duty rank remained major, and never rose above major. When he left active duty, his separate, Reserve rank was still It. colonel. When he was in the War Room at AFO-AT-1, his rank was major, and nobody addressed him as `colonel'.
"Furthermore, Marcel did NOT retire from the Air Force. He left active duty as a major in 1950, but was still a It. colonel in the Air Force Reserve into the late 1950s, when the Air Force discharged him because he failed to qualify. He didn't earn enough points to qualify him for the Air Force Reserve. In fact, the file shows that the Air Force attempted to elicit some kind of response from Marcel concerning his intentions with respect to his status in the Air Force Reserve, indicating that a failure to respond would result in his being discharged. The file furnished to me contained no such response from Marcel, suggesting apathy on his part; and the Air Force made good on their word and discharged him from the Air Force Reserve. He was discharged. He did NOT retire, and was NOT entitled to a pension...
"Dear Commander Jim!"The Anomalist: 3 - Winter 1995-96" contains articles by Patrick Huyghe, Hilary Evans, Michael Grosso, Martin Kottmeyer, Peter Jordan, and others whom we have not heard of. Give it a read! - Editor.
"We hereby humbly submit the latest issue of "The Anomalist" for your perusal, also soliciting your usual effusive review. Please note that we've expanded to 176 pages (from 160) while at the same time actually lowering the price - to $9.95! So - that's $9.95 plus $2.5O postage & handling, checks payable to Dennis Stacy, Box 12434, San Antonio, Texas 78212.
"Hey, your Web page is great! Kudos to the guy behind it. We put your address up on the MUFON Web page, too. Patrick Huyghe and I also have one for `The Anomalist' at: http://www.cloud9.net/~patrick/anomalist.
"Stay warm, Jim, and keep up the good work!...
"...The on-line version of Saucer Smear continues to draw a steady stream of visitors, averaging between one and two hundred a day. Either you have an audience of thousands, or a hundred or so fanatically devoted readers...
"I can truly say that working with `Saucer Smear' has been one of the highlights of my year (1995)."
Saucer Smear is wonderful. I am interested in obtaining as many back issues as possible. From your recent letter, it sounds as if you might have about fifty back issues available. Enclosed is a check for fifty dollars. Please send as many back issues as this will allow..."
"Let's see if I have this straight: Originally it was 38 false claims made by Randle and Schmitt. Now I've inherited them all, even if they were comments that I didn't make. So, I guess the number is smaller than the 38 claimed by Stanton Friedman. That would seem to make his claim of 38 false claims by Kevin Randle a false claim!"
"Regarding your `Cold War' UFO theory, I wouldn't doubt it. As you may know, it's my opinion that the Gulf Breeze red light may have been a military attempt to fake UFOs in order to perform some psychological research, or possibly even test psychological warfare...
"Think of the psychological and propaganda applications that would exist if you could fool other nations into thinking that we're either buddies with aliens, or that aliens are coming to get them!...
"...The phone in the alien autopsy film proved the authenticity of the film. We all remember the 1950s as a decade of stylistic modernism, in phones as in other aspects of interior design. All of these futuristic designs were in fact modeled after the furniture taken from the Roswell UFO, including the phone seen in the film. The `5Os were an obvious example of the influence of alien culture on earthling culture, the largest such explosion of influence, in fact, since the pyramids!...
"Dear Supreme Commander:This is a weird point of view! - Editor.
"I thought I had heard of every form of human depravity, but the revelations about Jesse Marcel, Sr., have shaken me to my toenails! Never in my wildest nightmares would I have imagined that someone could sink so low as to puff up his resume or exaggerate his military record. Where would we be if Smear wasn't out there to alert us to the presence of such hideously evil souls?
"Sadly, cynics out there will say that your revelations were never meant to be taken seriously, (and) that they were intended to satirize the comic lengths to which the anti-Roswell forces will go to prop up a feeble case! Other spoilsports will note that Marcel was far from the only witness to characterize the Roswell ceckage as extremely strange, and they wl1l argue that therefore the allegations about his background are relevant to precisely nothing...
" The latest revelations by Robert Todd concerning Jesse Marcel are truly wonderful! Todd effectively discredits nearly all the earlier researchers, and he deserves exceptional praise! His work is yet another, more powerful example of why the primary subject matter of ufology should be gullibility, hoaxes, and myth. Of course MUFON, CUFOS, and FUROR will never admit this, and their continuing antics will provide much amusement. Smear remains the foremost chronicle of the real UFO phenomena!"
"Mention in Saucer Smear of Robert Todd's continuing, scholarly research efforts indicates a dire need for training in basic research techniques for present-day alleged UFO researchers! To conduct a background check of the primary witness is essential in all high strangenss cases. Todd is the first person to point out the many testimony discrepancies regarding Major Marcel's military work history and college attendance. This also raises many questions about the research abilities of several well-known researchers involved with this case, as well as others. UFO research organizations should be more careful in the future in funding these fast-talking alleged researchers who lead us down the primrose trail! It's time that the Boards of these organizations address this issue, or more competent people be appointed!"
"...I have just finished reading Robert Todd's piece on Major Marcel, and once again he proves that he dares go where no other investigator will go. ... The problem, however, is the fact that no matter how much evidence is put forth that talks against a UFO crash, the Field itself (which, like the Roswell witnesses, is getting clder by the day!) cannot give the case up. Roswell represents for many the only hope of solving a mystery that many individuals have dedicated their lives to solving. Without Roswell, it's back to Lights in the Sky and other assorted oddities.
"As I told you many years ago, just prior to the start of the Roswell investigation, I gradually arrived at the conclusion that UFOs probably represent some piece of a broad spectrum of events that are generally categorized as Fortean phenomena. As the evidence against Roswell mounts, I am once again developing an opinion that this is probably the case - an opinion you also share; see `UFO Universe'..."
"...I have come to regard Saucer Smear with a certain affection, and the realization that a publication of this type is not out of order in this woeful field. Unlike the more `mainstream' publications (e.g. MUFON Journal and IUR) you seem to have no sacred cows, and anyone who has erred may come under fire, and their misdeeds exposed for all to see. May Smear continue to thrive, and readership enlarge!.."Taylor makes some specific points about Don Schmitt and Jesse Marcel, which Space does not permit us to print. - Editor.
"...We are living in strange times. While honest ufologists are trying to understand UFO incidents in the USA and elsewhere, other so-called researchers are trying to prove that some well-known witnesses and ufologists have lied about their career. And when they succeed in proving it, they claim the UFO incidents in which the `culprits' are involved, are hoaxes. It is as if Communist agents were busy proving that some priests and reverends have lied about themselves, in order to show that God doesn't exist! In France, some of these people don't hesitate to claim that witnesses are drunkards and have other kinds of bad habits. Some claim that there are NO true UFO reports! Others have extended this strange opinion to include ALL paranormal events!...
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