"I don't believe we have been visited by extraterrestrials. I haven't seen the evidence for it yet. So we say the question is very much open and should be studied carefully..."
- MARK RODEGHIER, a major contributing editor to CUFOS's "International UFO Reporter", as stated on the premiere episode of A&E's "The Unexplained", January 2nd, 1997.
|EDITOR AND STILL
James W. Moseley
Volume 44, No. 2
February 10th, 1997
P. 0. Box 1709
Key West, FL 33041
William Shatner of "Star Trek" fame is expected to be on the Program, together with one Don Schmitt, who quite frankly has disgraced himself in the UFO field by repeatedly lying about his place of employment (which is "merely" the U.S. Postal Service). Other speakers will probably include Budd Hopkins, Whitley Strieber, Stanton Friedman, Linda Howe, John Mack, Bob Dean, and a host of lesser-known figures. Long-time Roswell researchers Karl Pflock and Kevin Randle appear to be on the Crosbys' "Shit List", as they have expressed concern about the obvious bias and commercialism of the Festival. Neither of them will be on the Program. Jesse Marcel Jr., son of controversial Roswell witness Jesse Marcel Sr., will be present at the Festival but not lecturing, we are told.
Another very interesting thing that Pflock and Randle have in common is that they have both recently abandoned belief in the story told by mortician Glenn Dennis, about a nurse named Naomi Sekff who saw dead alien bodies at the Base hospital. Glenn Dennis is apparently the last major living civilian Roswell witness. Although Randle still believes in an extraterrestrial explanation for the Roswell Incident, he has told us that he has another UFO book coming out later this year, with a chapter called "The Decline and Fall of Roswell". Good title!
Says Pflock, in an E-mail letter to Glenn Dennis and others:
"Based on my research and that of others, I'm as certain as it's possible to be without absolute proof, that no flying saucer or saucers crashed in the general vicinity of Roswell or on the Plains of San Agustin in 1947. The debris found by Mac Brazel and brought to the Roswell air base by Brazel Major Marcel, and bthers, was the remains of something very earthly - all but certainly something from the top Secret Project Mogul.
"The recollections of the real Roswell witnesses and those involved with Mogul and the 1947 press accounts, official records having to do with Mogul, and weather data from the time, all support the conclusion that what Brazel found was from Mogul and that he found it in mid-June, not early July. The formerly highly classified record of correspondence and discussions among top Air Force officials who were responsible for cracking the flying saucer mystery from the mid-1940s through the early 1950s makes it crystal clear not only that they didn't have any crashed-saucer wreckage or bodies of saucer crews, but that they were desperate to have such evidence and were tearing their hair out because they didn't..."
Kevin Randle is coming to the Festival to film a documentary, but our friend Pflock is so disillusioned that he may not show up at all, though he lives relatively nearby. However, we still enjoy the Roswell Incident greatly as a Marvelous Modern Myth (M.M.M.), and we are eagerly looking forward to attending said Festival, together with several like-minded friends.
For Roswell die-hards, there is new hope in the form of one Colonel Philip J. Corso, who after fifty years of Silence, has come forth with a book called "The Day After Roswell" - just in time to publicize it at the Festival! The publisher is Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and their publicity blurb reads in part as follows:
"Backed by newly declassified documents, Col. Corso (Ret.) reveals his personal stewardship of alien artifacts from the crash, how these items changed the course of 20th Century history, and the U.S Government's astonishing role in covering up the incident..."
Funny, but the recently declassified documents we have seen, such as the one quoted on the masthead of the June 1st, 1996 "Smear", point to the fact that as of 1948 - the year after the alleged Roswell Incident - the Air Force knew of no UFO crashes at Roswell or anywhere else!
Through two Secret Sources, we learn that Corso's distinguished military background is authentic but that nevertheless he may well be a highly-evolved Bullshit Artist. The above-mentioned blurb says that "Corso will walk the media through the (Roswell) crash site", at the time of the Festival; but one wonders which of several rival crash sites he will favor!
We have always felt that the object in question was in all probability a U.S.-made radioactive rocket device of some sort, which had gone horribly astray. The women sued the Government for damages, and lost. Naturally the Government had no intention of admitting this terrible accident...
Researcher Erik Beckjord admits that the faces will turn out to be due to erosion over a period of millions of years, but he claims it was "guided erosion" - a colorful phrase he has dreamed up, meaning that Unseen Forces were behind it. Way to go,Erik! (Beckjord's offbeat Museum is still open daily, 1 to 6 pm., at 709 Union St., San Francisco, California.)
We have finally actually seen "Smear" on an Internet screen, and we see that Steve Mansee, the kindly gentleman in Chicago who has put "Smear" "on line", has already taken steps to correct this problem. In general, he has done a beautiful job with "Smear" and we appreciate it.
For World Wide Web users, the address is http://www.mcs.com/~kvg/smear.htm
"I cannot but strongly deny the claim that I have had an abduction experience at any time. On several occasions, when questioned about that matter, I reiterated that these allegations were completely false, and I hope that this statement will definitely put an end to these unfounded rumors."
But as "Devil's Advocate" (no reference to the magazine of that name), we have to add that de Cuellar is not denying the possibility that he sat in an automobile near New York City's Brooklyn Bridge and simply watched Linda being abducted, without being abducted himself. Wheee!....
Brown begins with a vague account of Remote Viewing as practiced by the U.S. Military, though he fails to explain why, after many years of experimentation, the Military basically gave up on RV as being too unreliable even as a "back up" to conventional sources of Intelligence data. Without naming names, Brown tells us how a few former military men (known to be Ed Dames, Albert Stubblebine, Joe MoMoneagle, and a few others) decided to go into the Remote Viewing business for themselves - solving problems for corporate and other clients at a hefty fee, and teaching students such as himself.
Brown never reveals who the "Master" was who taught him his own present RV skills (though we have learned it was Ed Dames); but he insists over and over that RV is scientific, in that the results can be duplicated by any sufficiently trained Remote Viewer. We wonder about this! As suggested by Gary Hemphill in a letter further along in this issue, a good test would be for Brown to remotely view a football game, giving the play-by-play description, and then we would compare his results with those of someone actually watching the game! Why doesn't Brown try something like this?
In any case, Brown has contacted mainly two races of extraterrestrials. One is the Martians, who already have an underground base underneath Santa Fe Baldy Mountain in New Mexico, though most of them still live on their environmentally threatened planet. The other group is the Grays, who seem to live all over the place. Then there is, of course, the Galactic Federation, which includes beings both in physical and "subspace" (non-physical) form. In all three cases, it is we humans who must mske the first move in establishing communication for mutual benefit, through the President of the U.S., the United Nations, etc.
In our humble opinion, there is something to Remote Viewing. Like other forms of the psychic, it is amazingly accurate occasionally, but not often enough to be of any practical value as yet. The only Remote Viewer actually named by Brown is Ingo Swann, who, by every estimate we have read, is the most skilled of all who have tried this approach to knowledge. It is Swann who developed the 7-step training program that Brown describes in his book. Your editor once met Swann briefly, but neglected to question him about this most intriguing aspect of his career. (Swann is mainly an artist and New Age writer.)
"Cosmic Voyage" has glowing endorsements from Whitley Strieber and Dr. John Mack on the back cover. Strieber and Brown will both be speaking, together with several others, at the "Project Awareness" conference in Gulf Breeze this coming March, and your editor intends to be there to nag, nag, nag!
"Please let Jim Moseley know that I've listed `Saucer Smear' as the Best of the Best among UFO Researcher pages on my website. He can examine his listing by going to http://www.strieber.com and then clicking on web resources. It's at the top of the list of researchers pages, which is near the bottom of the overall site.
"I love his work and enjoy `Saucer Smear' a lot. I hope, incidentally, that he takes up my challenge to solve the MJ-l2 controversy once and for all by having a Macarena contest with Stanton (Friedman)."
"I'm finding out that Bruce Cornet was hired to speak on Pine Bush for Lou Farish's conference in the spring of 1995. I knew he spoke at Don Ecker's conference in January 1995. I didn't realize what was going on until I was sent the tape of the Farish conference this past week. Cornet illegally used all my material for the lecture - my research - including my copyrighted videotapes and photographs. First, this is a blatant case of sex discrimination against a female! I'm doing all the work on Pine Bush; why on earth would someone hire another person to speak on it? Second, Cornet signed an agreement with me in May of 1993 that he would not talk on Pine Bush in public without prior written permission from me, and I certainly don't allow anyone to use my material for any reason without prior written permission, and I would never allow my videos to be used by anyone for any reason..."
Good point! - Editor.
"...I was revolted by the paragraph in `Smear' about Earl Curley and James Randi. Frankly, I don't give a damn about Randi's sex life, or anybody else's sex life, except my own, and this kind of character assassination reminds me of the gutter attacks that CSICOP generally employs against people they don't like - or scientists whose lab results they don't like. If the enemies of CSICOP must sink as low as CSICOP, I say `A curse on both their houses'.
"As I wrote somewhere else about a similar issue, if it were proven beyond doubt that Darwin was an ax murderer and Einstein was a pig-sodomizer, this would not refute either evolution or relativity, which stand or fall on scientific evidence, not on fliegendekindersheisse of this sort..."
...I was saddened to read.. .about the death of Carl Sagan. My grief will no doubt be shared by too few people in the ufological community. His level-headed criticisms of the abduction scenario have made him nearly as vilified as Phil Klass. I know one ufological researcher who is now saying that Sagan's mysteriously young death may be connected with the fact that he was about to go public with a less critical attitude toward the UFO phenomenon. You know, NASA rents those CIA cancer ray-guns just like you or I might rent a carpet-shampooer!...
"A friend of mine who is a journalist in Portland, Oregon, followed Uri Geller around for a week during a recent promotional tour there. He said that Geller was very charismatic; but after a few demonstrations he began to see how it was done (i.e., the spoon-bending, that is - not the clairvoyance about air disasters)..."
"In response to the latest `Smear' comment: We are not being secretive at all. You and everyone else can read about the National Institute for Discovery Science on our web site. Please post it: http://www.accessnv.com/nids. This comes complete with mission statements and some interesting reports.
"Your semi-mysterious expert, John"
"...I liked Dick Hall's piece (in 'UFO Magazine') on the lousiest UFO books, though I don't necessarily agree with all of his judgments. I actually have a soft spot in my head for the books by Adamski and Barker, though probably if I came from `5Os ufology like Dick, I'd feel otherwise."
"...I have a new book out, a study of the Magical Papyri of Thebes and their related curse tablets. It focuses on the figure of Set-Typhon, and the meaning of this archtypical figure for the postmodern magician. - `The Seven Faces of Darkness: Practical Typhonian Magic' by Don Webb can be ordered by any bookstore that carries Weiser Books, or you can get it direct from the publisher for $16.00 + $1.50 P&H. It's published by Runa Raven Books, POB 557, Smithville, Texas 78957.This book is a must for all fans of the Magical Papyri of Thebes, and we feel assured that all of you out there will want to read it! - Editor.
"The cover says: 'This book penetrates to the core of the Typhonian current active in the world today - and does so by returning to the very fountainheads of Setian philosophy. Never before has anyone made the true Typhonian current more plain and objective, in practice or theory, than Don Webb does in `The Seven Faces of Darkness'
"...As hard as I've tried, I've not seen any UFOs. I know a couple of women in this area who are reading Courtney Brown's book called `Cosmic Voyage'. It must be an inspiring book because they spent a Saturday trying to make contact with Martians. I assume they are talking about the planet and not the small city near here of the same name. I sense the ghost of George Adamski near!
"Instead of going for rides in flying saucers piloted by Venusians, we now have this guy Courtney Brown who has made contact with Martians through the convenience of remote viewing. Too bad he couldn't have been content to view a football game and call the play-by-play, while someone else completely removed from him recorded the same game. His remote viewing prowess could thus be checked a bit more accurately! We would know for sure to quit our day jobs if Murray the Martian told us so!...
"...I heard CSETI's Stephen Greer speak a few months ago about the `protocols' of `vectoring in' flying saucers with `remote viewing' (the latest hot-button word in the field). He claimed success in summoning down UFOs. My conclusion: He's an excellent speaker, very convincing, in fact one of the best prevaricators I've ever heard. He calls UFOs almost at will, he says, but apparently never quite remembers to have a video or still camera going, despite the fact that he is expecting an interplanetary spaceship to arrive.
"Though he offered no documentary evidence, he did offer courses in `vectoring' at more than $300 per seminar. I was just wondering what you think of his latest gambit - he's given notice through official letters and the media that he's got a group of government-connected UFO experiencers who are about to Come Out about the whole thing; so the government, Greer warns, had better cough up its extraterrestrials before he lets the cat out of the subspace bag!..."
"...Re `Guardian': You ignored him when he was trying to get attention. Now that he too has disappeared, quite possibly to another planet, you show interest! And then you skeptics claim you can't get any hard data! Not if you wait till your informants move to Andromeda before you decide to take an interest in their case. ...
"Of course it makes sense that the aliens make their most serious attempts to colonize Earth in the most out-of-the-way places, like the Amazon jungle...
"Mr. Robert Todd is wrong. As in other fields, so in ufology: Only the worst writers can get published. You don't get trash like this by accident, as we blacklisted decent writers well know! ...
"You can always tell when Ms. Tilton has gone too long without being fucked by an alien..."
BEYOND THE PLANET
It's UFO Country!lf you're obsessed with all things extraterrestrial, mark your calendar for July 1-6. That's when more than 150,000 ET. fanatics will converge on tiny Roswell, New Mexico, to celebrate Roswelt UFO Encounter `97, the fiftieth anniversary of the alleged alien spacecraft crash there. This is sizing up to he the quintessential multimedia bash for new age millenniumites. A UFO film festival, satellite video feeds of musicians playing at sacred sites around the world, and a celebrity-studded network TV finale are all on tap. Also planned: poetry readings, Native American ceremonies, tours of alleged UFO crash sites, a global meditation, and a conference featuring top UFO experts and researchers. If you can't make the live festivities, join the action in cyberspace at Roswell UFO Encounter's website (http://www.roswell97.com).
RosweII UFO Encounters
PO Box 2146
Roswell NM 88202
A WEEKEND OF THE WONDROUS
The key theme this year is 50 Years of
UFO Research, on which the following
people have heen confirmed as speakers:
Project Awareness ConferenceProject Awareness will hold its Fifth Annual Gulf Breeze UFO Conference; at the Beachside Resort on the Gulf of Mexico from March 21 to 23, 1997. For information, write:
PO Box 730
Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
fax (904) 438-1801
A Jovial Chupacabra
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