Friday, March 31, 2006

MUFON Discusses Time Travel, Aliens, Government Coverups

Time Tunnel Alien Government Conspircay
By Stephanie Bertholdo
Moorpark Acorn

     Are unidentified flying objects real or just the product of overactive imaginations sparked by pop culture?

Millions of Americans believe that extraterrestrials regularly visit Earth. The UFO industry has evolved over 50-plus years, starting in 1947 when pilot Kenneth Arnold flew near Mount Rainier in Washington State and spied nine crescent-shaped metallic objects in the distance traveling at speeds he estimated at 1,000 mph.

During the same year of Arnold's flight, another seminal UFO event occurred. An alien craft supposedly crashed on a ranch in Roswell, N.M. Although the military initially released information to the press that a flying saucer was recovered, within days the official government explanation was that the debris found in the desert was simply a fallen weather balloon. The seeds of a government coverup were planted with the explanation.

Area 51, a top secret military base in Nevada, has since become a focus for "ufologists," or those who study the UFOs.

Groups dedicated to researching the UFO phenomena have proliferated along with sightings of lights and objects darting through the skies. It's been 60 years since remnants of either a weather balloon or a spaceship was recovered in the desert, but the UFO industry that emerged has grown astronomically.

Claims that the U.S. government is either in cahoots with aliens to cull their technology, or responsible for squelching data by disseminating misinformation were the basis of a recent meeting sponsored by the Ventura/Santa Barbara chapter of MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network.

About a dozen UFO enthusiasts met at Marie Callender's in Westlake Village in mid-February to hear author and UFO expert Bill Hamilton discuss the fantastic case of Dan Burisch and the government's quest to silence him, and how time travel plays into some UFO theories.

Dr. Dan Burisch (aka Dan Crain) was allegedly an Area 51 microbiologist who worked on the Lotus Project, a government-sponsored study of the Ganesh particle, which purportedly has the capability of repairing damaged cells. Burisch says that he worked with an alien being named J-Rod on a variety of "black budget," (top secret, not recognized by the government) projects.

"There's no doubt in my mind, after knowing Dan for a number of years, that he is indeed a genius," Hamilton said.

According to Hamilton, the alien J-Rod is actually a descendant of humans-a race that has evolved millions of years into the future, a "post-catastrophical future."

J-Rod's race apparently left Earth long ago and now resides on a distant planet where another form of humanity is languishing due to genetic deficiencies. J-Rod's purpose, Hamilton said, is to repair their genetic problems through earthlings' scientific advances using the Genome Study. In return, according to Hamilton, J-Rod is providing information on how to create designer viruses, possibly for military use, or perhaps for cures for human diseases. According to the reams of information on Burisch available on the Internet, the U.S. has forged numerous treaties with alien nations.

For skeptics, there's plenty of fodder in these wild extraterrestrial tales.

Burisch changed his name from Crain for some complicated personal reasons that involve his marriage and adopted children. Supposedly the high school that Burisch attended in England was not recognized in the U.S., so official records just show that Burisch earned a GED (General Equivalency Diploma that is an equivalent to a high school diploma). And, in keeping with the age-old ufologist's claim that people involved in black budget research and experiments are often targeted by the government, Burisch's personal records were erased, so verifying information about the man is virtually impossible.

"It's an easy matter to control records, much easier than I ever believed," Hamilton said. He added that it's not only records that disappear, but people sometimes vanish. Currently, Burisch is said to be in "lock-down," working on the Lotus project. If given immunity, he will allegedly testify before a congressional hearing about his involvement on secret human experiments.

According to one website dedicated to the Burisch case, one treaty "allows for abduction (of humans), removal of blood and reproductive samples and tissue; and does not control whether humans are maimed, tortured or that they might expire."

"There are gaps in Dan's information, but not big red flags," Hamilton said. But there's always missing data about such wild claims, he said. Ufologists often believe the missing information in such top secret work is due to records being erased.

Later in his presentation, Hamilton touched on quantum physics and wormholes, or "tunnels in space" that may be the key to time travel and J-Rod's visitation.

Extraterrestrials travel back and forth through time via a "hyperspace vortex," Hamilton said.

"Time travel is happening, not only now, but has happened in the past," he said.

"Time slips" was another theory that Hamilton proffered. Now and then, he said, people "slip" into another time of history. He said one family was driving on their vacation and stopped at a restaurant that appeared to be a 1950s-style establishment. When they paid their bill it was as cheap as in 1950. The family wanted to revisit the restaurant on their return trip but when they arrived in the town they couldn't find it. An old timer told them that there used to be such a restaurant but it had burned down in the 1960s.

Hamilton said that there are thousands of stories of time slips, but the only common bond is that there is a flash of blue light, the atmosphere seems to thicken and compasses appear to spin out of control.

Jeannie, a MUFON member from North Hollywood who would not reveal her last name, said that she enjoyed the presentation. "It was interesting," she said. "I like the scientific side of things a lot of times."

Science or not, true believers in UFOs will continue to search the skies for proof that we are not alone in the universe.

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See Also: MUFON's Sam Maranto "The Real McCoy"


Thursday, March 30, 2006

UFO Model Makers Still in The News

UFO Model Makers Gaylon Murphy & STeve Zingali
Rash of UFO sightings cause a stir

Los Angeles Times

     Move over, Roswell. South Orange County, Calif., is recording its own share of UFO sightings.

Several residents have reported the sightings to the Orange County Sheriff's Department in recent months. And word has even reached a Canadian UFO researcher who has posted information about the sightings on his website.

In one case, witnesses reported seeing glowing disks zigzagging through trees and hovering above the Aliso Viejo Town Center at night. About a yard in diameter and studded with flashing lights, the four UFOs dance around one another in the night sky.

These flying saucers aren't a top-secret military project. But they aren't being piloted by Martians, either.

The saucers are made in the garages of Gaylon Murphy and Steve Zingali, who get their kicks shocking people and hope to earn a few bucks hawking their remote-controlled saucers. After all, a few UFO sightings can only be good for business.

"We fly them in formation. It's pretty funny," said Murphy, a cardiovascular surgeon. "People stop, people scream, one cabdriver ran his car up off the road."

Nick Peterson was stunned when he saw one of the disks fly past his girlfriend's upstairs apartment.

"I thought, 'That can't be a UFO, can it?'" he said. "It's pretty weird."

Murphy and Zingali, a facilities engineer, have sold four of the gizmos at $1,000 each and concede their streaking light show is part hobby, part promotion.

The disks sparked a confrontation between Murphy and Erik Strong, a manager an Aliso Viejo restaurant and bar. Strong said Murphy was spooking his staff by hovering his disk near the restaurant.

"It looked like something right out of a movie, a little too real,"Strong said.

Strong followed the UFOs to nearby Grand Park, where Murphy and Zingali were standing with their remote controls. He told the pair they were going to create hysteria if they continued to fly their disks around Town Center.

Newport Beach Police Sgt. Bill Hartford said Murphy wasn't breaking any laws.

Scanning a list of city ordinances, Hartford said: "You can't hit golf balls on a public park. You can't skateboard on a public tennis court. But I don't see anything specifically that would forbid him from flying his UFOs."

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See Also: A Father Son, and Their UFO


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Poland: UFO Over The Bug River

Following photos were taken by Mr. Michal Kurc – an artist who does the photography for 42 years.

UFO Over Poland; Grodek - Molozew 1983    [1]
by: Piotr Cielebias: NOL – Polish UFO Journal

“Presented photos were taken on 22nd August 1983 at 20:52 on a road between Molozew and Grodek on Bug [read: Moulouzhsev and Grudek - NOL].

In Grodek on the Bug river I carried out a photo class for young people from Wojewodztwo Siedleckie called “Grodek ‘83”. On the day before the observation, some apprentices shared with me following information: “We have seen an UFO, it was a fantastic experience. Please, believe us.” I replied: “Who had invented this joke? You won’t trick me.”

Then I was overwhelmed with a great amount of details and it was often said that the UFO would surely appear on the next day. I didn’t believe them, but… I came forward with an idea that it would be an occasion to take some photos for an [post-session] exhibition presenting curves of the Bug river in Molozewo.

After supper we went to the mentioned location. We took some interesting photos waiting for the alleged UFO. The expected moment came but…nil. At about 20:30 I said: “Let’s go back”. I heard: “Please, wait a while”.

I said that we could observe the sky on our way back to Grodek. Due to a fact that the alleged UFO was expected to appear behind us, one person was walking at the end [of the group] and observing the sky. We changed the subject of our conversation and soon we nearly forgot about the UFO (nobody prepared the camera in order to take a photo of the “spacecraft”).

Suddenly I could hear a scream: „Here is the UFO!”

UFO Over Poland; Grodek - Molozew 1983    [2]
Everyone turned backwards. Some were only observing the phenomenon and forgot about taking photos. Other began to look for the correct position to snap a photo, setting the parameters. I was also surprised. (…) After taking the first one photo I noticed that I was illuminated – some red light descended on me. I took two additional photos observing the phenomenon and I wondered whether the UFO is an unknown to me meteorological phenomenon. It lasted about 20 seconds. Then a short calmness came.

„We said that UFO will come and it appeared”. I replied: “I don’t know what it was – maybe an UFO or something else.” But I wondered why some of them were assured that UFO would appear on the next day at the same place.

All the way back to Grodek was spent on sharing experiences among us. We agreed on the color of the light that illuminated us and on the shape of the moving object. The object was 300 – 500 m. away, or maybe less than this - it is hard to estimate that distance. We wondered if the object would be visible on the photo (…) Alas, everyone had some disturbances with their cameras and the most of the pictures were blurred, in some cases very deeply. Presented photos on which “something” may be seen was taken by me.”

Photos were taken with BELPASCA camera. The witness mentioned also a fact that photos [due to a fact that they were taken with stereoscopic camera] should be almost identical but they aren’t.

* Photos Courtesy: Mr. Michal Kurc

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Interview: Former Canadian Defense Minister 'Paul Hellyer'
By Paola Harris

Paul Hellyer in His Office

Paola Harris (Sml)     Paola Leopizzi Harris is an Italo-American photojournalist and investigative reporter in the field of extraterrestrial related phenomena research. She is also a widely published, freelance writer, especially in Europe. She has studied extraterrestrial related phenomena since 1979 and is on personal terms with many of the leading researchers in the field. From 1980-1986 she assisted Dr. J. Allen Hynek with his UFO investigations and has interviewed many top military witnesses concerning their involvement in the government truth embargo. She is a long time collaborator with Dr. Roberto Pinotti, Director of the Centro Ufologico Nationale (CUN).

In 1997, Ms. Harris met and interviewed Col. Philip Corso in Roswell, New Mexico and became a personal friend and confidante. She was instrumental in having his book The Day After Roswell, for which she wrote the preface, translated into Italian. She consequently brought Colonel Corso to Italy for the editorial group Futuro, publisher of Il Giorno Dopo Roswell, and Corso was present for many TV appearances and two conferences. She returned to Roswell in the summer of 2003 for the American debut of her book, Connecting the Dots…making sense of the UFO Phenomena, published by Granite Press.

Paul Hellyer SmlPaul Theodore Hellyer, PC (born August 6, 1923, in Waterford, Ontario) first elected as a Liberal in 1949 federal election in the riding of Davenport, he was the youngest person ever elected to that point the Canadian House of Commons. He served a brief stint as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence, and made a good impression. He was then named Associate Minister of National Defence in the cabinet of Prime Minister Louis Saint-Laurent.

When the Liberals returned to power in the 1963 election, Hellyer became Minister of National Defence in the cabinet of Lester B. Pearson. This was the most notable period in Hellyer's career. As Minister of Defence, he oversaw the controversial integration and unification of the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, the and the Royal Canadian Air Force into a single organization, the Canadian Forces.

Hellyer contested the 1968 Liberal leadership convention, placing second on the first ballot, but slipping to third on the second and third ballots, and withdrawing to support Robert Winters on the fourth ballot, in which Pierre Trudeau won the leadership. He served as Trudeau's Transport Minister, and was Senior Minister in the Cabinet, a position similar to the current position of Deputy Prime Minister.

Throughout his life, Hellyer has been opposed to the weaponization of space. He supports the Space Preservation Treaty to ban space weapons.

In early September of 2005, Hellyer made headlines by publicly announcing that he believed in UFOs. On September 25, 2005, he was an invited speaker at an exopolitics conference in Toronto where he told the audience that he had seen a UFO one night with his late wife and some friends. He said that though he discounted the experience at the time, he had kept an open mind to it. He said that he started taking the issue much more seriously after watching ABC's Peter Jennings' UFO special in February 2005.

Watching Jennings' UFO special prompted Hellyer to finally read U.S. Army Colonel Philip J. Corso's book The Day After Roswell about the Roswell UFO Incident which had been sitting on his shelf for some time. Hellyer told the Toronto audience that he later spoke to a retired Air Force General who confirmed the accuracy of the information in the book. (* Source Wikipedia)

Paul Hellyer Paola Harris Interview Office 3Paola: I wanted to interview the Honorable Paul Hellyer who has come out with a speech using terms that are so unpopular in Politics. So I think we will start by asking him" When did you get interested in the whole entire UfO field? When were you curious about what was in the skies? Was it when you were working as Defense Minister. Was that a curiosity? Was it when you were young? When was it?

Hellyer: Not really. It is very recent. When I was Minister of National Defense, I had reports crossing my desk about sightings. They just indicated as to whether there was some natural explanation or whether there wasn't and I was far too busy at the time to worry about it very much because I was the Minister who united the Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian army, The Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force into a single armed force. This was really unprecedented in the Western World. Robert McNamara who was the U.S Secretary of Defense at the time said this is what all the ministers wanted to do but didn't have the guts to do. It was war really to accomplish this.

Paola: This was McNamara under Kennedy in the 60's?

Hellyer: That was the 1960's so I was just too busy to be curious about UFOs and other things. It was only, I suppose in very recent times, when some friends have started sending me things. Frankly I was too busy to read them or I thought I was, so I kept putting them off and I put them on the shelf for future reference. I must admit that it was only after I took Colonel Corso's book to my little lodge in Muskoka a year ago and sat down and read it that it really tweaked my interest because I knew right away it was real. I said " hey, this is something I want to find out about because this is important and there are a lot of policy issues that I'm going to have to think about.

Paola: This book, who gave it to you?

Hellyer: I guess it was "Pierre Jeauneau. Pierre has been sending me quite a bit of stuff. He is very judicious. He knows that I am overloaded and you looked at my desk earlier so you know that it is true.

Paola: But you are an activist in many many areas.

Hellyer: That is true. Yes, I'm just going night and day. People ask me what I am do now that I'm retired and the only difference is that I only work six days a week now and it is more or less true. But I read the Corso book and I knew that it was authentic. I asked myself "you know, would anyone be capable of making that fiction? I only read a few books a year and the Corso book was so convincing that I could not make up my mind 100% until right at the end whether it was fact or fiction. I said Is there any possibility that this book could be fiction ? And the answer that I concluded is "no, that it couldn't be because there were too many times, too many names, too many places and there are too many references that I would know about as the former minister of National Defense that I would recognize as being legitimate. All of a sudden I became deeply interested and deeply concerned.

Paola: And I also know because it was part of a story that was written about you that you called a four star general in the United States to confirm... .

Hellyer: I am not at liberty to say who it was or how many stars he had. When I was reading the book, my nephew asked what I was reading and I told him and so he was ,like a large proportion of the population, a skeptic and did not mind admitting it.. So he went away as he had been visiting for a few days. Then a couple of weeks later he called me. He said I had been talking to my friend the retired General and I told him about the book; he said quote" "every word is true and more"! And he said "now I want to get my hands on that book."

Paola: Well, the book was a best seller and it did come out programmed at the 50th anniversary of the Roswell crash. We have groups who believe that Roswell didn't even happen where Colonel Corso, in the book and in the Dawn of a new Age, talks which are his original notes talks about seeing a body in Fort Riley Kansas in 1947. So it is not just his work at the Pentagon but it is the fact that he did also saw an alien body which is very important.. So you are telling me that this changed the way you thought about a lot of things and you were curious and you also considered it serious. Did you consider it serious because it is a matter of National Security or did you consider it serious because, as a human being, it changed the way you looked at the world?

Hellyer: It made me very curious and concerned because I understand policy issues when they stare me in the face. So I said there are all kinds of policy issues here. First of General Twining, General Nathan Twining designated these people as " enemy aliens". So my first question is " are they still designated enemy aliens because then if they are then, the United States Armed Forces are preparing to kill them. Then I asked myself if they start taking on a superior technology, what is going to happen? Are they just going to take it or are they going to retaliate? What are the consequences of such a thing for the United States and for the world. It is just absolutely tremendously important. And of course other policy considerations are, well that if this technology is so absolutely wonderful, it has the makings of saving our planet from environmental destruction. We could get away from burning fossil fuels, and save the Ozone layer and stop the Ice Caps from melting and raising the water levels world wide and stop disrupting the weather pattern that are upsetting a lot of people. I think upsetting them a lot more than they are willing to admit and so this is reason two which is tremendously important. And the third one of course is that it certainly reinforces that the officials are not telling the truth about Roswell. I know that. I heard some of them on Television not too long ago and the party line was still that it was still a weather balloon and I heard dozens of others say they were sworn to secrecy. So I said "wait a minute! Give me a break! You are wearing people to secrecy because of weather balloon crashes?

Paola: It is not logical.

Hellyer: Well, it is not credible! So when we are taking about these things, they can accuse the people who say that the crash was real of not being credible but I would say that the people who would say it was a weather balloon are by no means credible. So I say to myself that this cover-up, because I am convinced that there has been a systematic cover-up, thorough and very successful cover-up for half a century or more. The whole cover-up lends credence to Lewis Lapham, the editor of Harper's magazine's theory of the two governments. I suspect you are familiar with that?

Paola : The shadow government and the real government?

Hellyer: The permanent and the provisional or permanent and the provisional. He says that the permanent United States Government is the Fortune five hundred list and the top legal firms of Washington that do their legal work and the top PR companies that do their public relations, or their propaganda if you want to be a little more vulgar about it and the top civil servants, both military and civil. They run the United States and every few years , and let me paraphrase a little bit with the license I have as a former politician, they have a charade called an election and the permanent government picks the actors to go on stage and read the scripts written by the programmed government and they try to pick actors that won't improvise too much and who will do as they are told in effect and then they give them the money to get elected and nobody else need apply because it has become such an expensive business especially in the United states where they raise these huge astronomical amounts of money to get elected. Anyone who doesn't have the backing of the establishment just isn't in the race. They call it Democracy but this is just nonsense. It confirms for me that we have a real problem in countries that we call Democracies where we are basically the pawns of the people who consider themselves to be the proprietors of the orders of our society and it does not often matter who we elect, they are not going to change anything of significance. These are fundamental policy questions that intrigue me, not just intrigue me but which I think have to be resolved first not only for the benefit of the United States but for all mankind because we tag along with the United states because whatever they do we are involved in. Just, I guess it is just in today's paper, our new minister of national defense under the new minority government under Steven Harper has said that they are going to reopen the question of the anti missile defense. Right away my antennae goes up. We are going become part this business of building a system designed to take the "alien intruders" on for size. Do we want to be part of that? Do we want to be part of it without knowing what we are doing which is obviously the case. Does our Prime Minister... is he in the loop? Absolutely not! I'm sure he is not! Is our Minister of defense who is a Brigadier General in the loop? Well I'm sure he is not. He's just going along with the conventional wisdom that we have to build a system that protect us from rogue missiles" from heaven knows where", the party line, the cover stories and I say "you know this is not good enough." We got to have some facts and figures and some real hard information before we start spending money and time and diverting resources from far more important things to be part of a project that probably is not good for us.

Paola: So you are FOR disclosure. Do you realize if it seems like your saying that you are for disclosure. If you are for disclosure, do you realize it is like pulling the rug out from under a lot of institutions that are well established, including the financial, the religious and the political institutions and that is the excuse a lot of people have been using for keeping the secret still a secret ? How would you deal with that?

Hellyer: I believe in seeking the truth, In the "Good book" it says the Truth will set you free. I don't think there is any other approach. I don't think you can live a lie. I am a religious person and I am not the least bit concerned about disclosure. And I'm absolutely determined that we find out what the truth is and I think that it is just natural and inevitable that there are other species elsewhere in the galaxy or galaxies that are more advanced technologically that we are and probably more advanced spiritually as well and we should cooperate with them and learn from them and work together to make a better world. We should start with making our world better and then we could cooperate to make a better galaxy or galaxies. These are the kinds of projects and policies we should be adopting and not trying to spend hundreds and millions of dollars when we have millions of people on our own planet dying of starvation and ill health. I put on the scale of Justice a project costing a few hundred million dollars that happens to fit the temperament of the military industrial complex as against saving a few hundred million lives who otherwise are people who otherwise don't have a chance. We are just not helping when we have the capacity and resources to help them and to give them a more abundant life.

Paola: Well This is also entering into a philosophy. As a ufologist, I feel that we have plenty of sightings. We have been recording them forever. We have thousands and thousands. This is a phenomena that from South America to Europe to Asia, we have enough proof that there are sightings of these anomalous objects. Now we are into the Philosophy of " what do we do with the truth"? What are the policy issues? This goes into a brand new area that Dr. Michael Salla and Alfred Webre are interested in called " exopolitics". Would you agree that even in the future we need to get together, even in a grass roots level since the politicians are not doing it, to develop some policies concerning contact?

Hellyer: Well I'm sure we have to do something. I applaud them for their efforts. We have to do something positive by way of cooperation and Alfred Webre suggested a ten year period of contact and cooperation. I think that would be marvelous and heaven only knows where it will lead. But I think it would be far far more positive than spending the next ten years trying to build the military system capable of starting an intergalactic war.

Paola: Which we might not win.

Hellyer: Well of course not. But that is a possibility that some military people would never take into account. They saw we will just keep working until we win. I understand the military mind.

Paola: It is also that war makes "money". We are dealing with a complex that lives on this money making situation.

Hellyer: It only makes money for certain people but it puts the rest of us in debt. Under our very peculiar monetary system which you may or may not know is one of my particular lifetime interests.

Paola: Yes! I see you have written other books on economics. I did not know you are so prolific in this area. Books like surviving the Global Financial Crisis and Agenda-Plan for Action. You have written several books about the monetary system.

Hellyer: This is such a peculiar system that we expend the money to win a war. But the way we do it is by going further into debt and consequently every time we have another war, the people have the additional debt burden put on them while few people who own the munitions factories are the beneficiaries but the beneficiaries of the munitions factories are not the ones that do the fighting. They are the ones who have luxury continuing during the wartime period. It is the ordinary people that do the fighting and lose their sons and fathers and uncles and brothers, then have to carry debt afterwards instead of having the freedom to regroup their lives and make them better. There are some humongous policy issues involved. They are so big that I find it difficult to find words to describe them.

Paola: Now on a grass roots level, if you were to give us advice, what would it be. We are using a lot of what you say in our Area 51 magazine because you have been courageous enough to ask President bush reconsider a base on the moon and so forth. But on a grass roots level, those people who realize that what you saying is wise and, what you are saying is really the truth. On a grass roots level, what advice would you give us all to do some changing to look to a better future. But you are speaking on the political level because you are speaking as someone who has a particular position but what would you advise on a "grass roots" level? But we the people, what would you suggest we do.

Hellyer: I think the people should inform themselves of the information available. There is a lot of Information. You were saying that Disclosure Project drew little press.

Paola: Steven Greer's disclosure project had the qualifications of a very well orchestrated "media" event dealing with the truth about UFOs.

Hellyer: We need to use the internet globally to spread the word and use that vehicle for the grass roots people to demand of their politicians, some action. In Canada, recently a group friends are asking the Senate defense committee to hold an inquiry and to interview some of the people present that Greer had and some others you know and to talk to them. I think in Canada they will get some press.

Paola: Do you think that Canada will receive outside pressure not to do that?

Hellyer: They may but if they buckle under, it will be just one more disappointing aspect of our being concerned with what the white elephant tells us to do. But if we did it here, it could provide some pressure. The communications goes from South to North. It is not unusual that they go north to south. Some listen to the Canadian broadcasting Cooperation and so forth and if they got enough good publicity here some of it could leak south of the border and they could encourage to do something. I think that they should demand of members of congress" what are you doing with our money?". What projects? What secret projects are there and what are the consequences militarily and encourage more Americans to demand that members of Congress to do something and otherwise of these project undertaken. And Do you consider these people enemy aliens and if so why? Prove it to us and show us the evidence. I think the only thing we can do is to keep putting pressure on politicians and say" hey, you are elected to look after our interests not to do what intelligence organizations tell you to do. They are not elected by anybody. They are not accountable to anybody. They are just a bunch of people who think they, sort of, own the world and have their own little club and they lie to each other. And once you get in the habit, it spills over in what you are likely to tell the public. We have a very great responsibility to try to put pressure on the politicians to say the time has come. Full disclosure. We want to know and then we can decide whether we want to embark in a project to save the planet in cooperation with others or let you continue on the road to make bigger and better hydrogen bombs to blow up bunkers to do a lot of things which is ultimately result in a virtually uninhabitable planet or relatively uninhabitable and that seems to be the choice.

Paola: Ok. To wrap this interview that you had mentioned that you are writing another book and that you are going to dedicate a chapter to this subject. We need more of that. Can you just give us an inkling of what that chapter will say or will reflect?

Hellyer: Just basically the things that I've been saying to you. Starting with evidence of people who have a lot of experience in this area. I'm not going to give a lot of examples because you can't put much in one chapter and I do not want the book to be too long, I'd like some people to read it. To maybe get eight or ten people of the most credible people who have person knowledge and to talk to them myself so I can quote them verbatim and to say these are credible witnesses and I believe them to be telling the truth. I do not believe that a lot of other people are telling the truth and the time has come for full disclosure. In my own words give the reasons why the time has come for full disclosure. I will develop some political aspects of this in other parts of the book where I'll be taking about policy, including momentary policy. So there will a few threads tying this together.

Paola: Well it is all connected. It has a "futuristic" aspect to it, a philosophy of exopolitics; of how to deal with this reality. In other words, "let's have a say in the way this goes in the future"! I think that's why we are so elated that you can forth because it gives people "hope". We have to give people hope that we can design a future. Also I wanted to ask you when will this book come out so we can look forward to it'

Hellyer: I think it will take the best of two years to write. I want to research it properly and I want to make it as authentic as I'm capable of making it. I have no deadline but at the same time I want to get started as soon as possible, and get on with it. I kind of hope this out before the next presidential election. It is not important in a sense but in a sense I may have some advice for the electorate for the kinds of the kinds of alternatives that they should look at for party policy in both the United States and Canada and it will be my final effort I think so I want to make it a good one and I'll try to tie together the lose ends as part of a whole.

Paola: You mentioned the United And States and Canada but I wanted to add that we are in Europe are following you very closely because whatever happens here is reflected on the other side of the ocean and I think what you have done for us is make us one global community as far as understanding that this matter affects everybody.

Hellyer: It is a global community and everyone is affected and the monetary system is universal. I don't restrict it to North America. But these things we are talking about are universal. The fact that we have starving people in one part of the world and rich people in the other who are over eating is universal.. This is not restricted to any geographical area although I will concentrate on the one I know best. We can have a world of peace if we have men and women of good will. What is missing, at the moment, are men and women of good will. We are more interested in killing each other then helping each other so if somehow we can turn that around and reset our priorities to change the direction off our lives and expenditures to emancipate mankind and" other kind", Start the thought "let's start to look forward to a positive future", not a utopia, but something positive. And it is possible, we have the means! We have the technology. everything we need, except the political will to do it. That is what is lacking. General Eisenhower warned us about this, I guess he knew about the UfO question at the time when he said it. " Beware of the military industrial complex" and he probably concluded that some of the information from the ETs was getting intro the wrong hands and that somehow we had to reestablish public control over what was going on.

Paola: Well, you have given us some hope and in Europe, most of us are one hundred behind you and we will be waiting for this book. We need to develop a philosophy of Exopolitics on a grass roots level. Having someone of your caliber speak helps validate this exopolitical view. It will help not only us but the whole entire planet. Thank you.

Hellyer: Let's hope we can work together and do something.

Paul Hellyer Paola Harris Interview Office 2
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"The Video" can be seen exclusively at Jerry Pippin's web-site.

See Also: Multiple UFOs Photographed Over Milano Italy!


Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Baby ET Captured in Malaysia?

Alien From Malaysia 1
By Frank Warren

     These curious oddities were sent to us from Piotr Cielebiaś of NOL – The Polish UFO Journal. Are they a sampling of Malaysia's peculiar insect species, a previously unknown animal of some sort, or an infant extraterrestrial biological entity?

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'Alien Secrets' Receives This Year's EBE Award

Alien Secrets Promo (Sml)
Producer/Director/Writer J.J. Barmettler wins Best Picture Award at 15th annual EBE Film Festival Awards

The 15th Annual EBE winner for the Best Feature Film held March 4th 2006 Laughlin Nevada was awarded to the film "Alien Secrets" Directed by J. J. Barmettler and Produced by Barmettler, Brandon Scott and Richard Smith.

EBE Award     Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2006 -- This year’s 15th annual film festival event was held at The Flamingo Resort and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada (Feb.26-March 4, 2006). The highlight of this weeklong gathering of scientists, experts, and enthusiasts culminated with The International UFO Congress Film Festival screening the best features, documentaries and short films dealing with UFO related subject matter. This festival recognizes provocative filmmakers with the coveted EBE Award.

J.J. Barmettler is an award winning Producer/Director with a background in feature films, dramatic and doc style television programs. He was Head Writer and Director on the successful TNT’s action/comedy television series, “L.A. HEAT” starring Steven Williams and Ken Tigar. He was Producer on the Daytime Emmy Award winning series “Adoption Stories” on Discovery Health Channel. Mr. Barmettler’s extensive feature film screenwriting credits include the HBO World premiere of “Rage”, Universal Music & Home Video DVD releases of the sci-fi film “Silencers”, urban action thriller “Riot” and the dark comedy “Pure Danger”.

“Alien Secrets is a good natured tale nested inside controversial subject matter”, says Barmettler.

According to Barmettler, “The film attracted many artists that had some sort of UFO experience at some point in their life – or just had a burning curiosity for the subject matter. We were able to gather the collaboration of many talented digital artists like Steve Neill, Martin Hjalmers, Bob Chapin, James Neff, and Cher Lyn. We attracted are large cast of actors and talent from many subculture arenas like cult maven Raven De La Croix, world renown magician Mark Wilson and the extraterrestrial channel Bashar. The intriguing UFO/paranormal experts in the film are ex-military intelligence officer Robert O. Dean, Author/researcher Dr. J.J. Hurtak, Author Budd Hopkins and’s John Greenwald”.

The music in Alien Secrets is from an array of talented and award winning recording artists; Henry Iglesias, Hans Stiritz, Gailyn Addis, Robbie Longley, Anna Trevino, Fritz Heede, Michael Murphy and the band Mumbo Gumbo.

Award winning filmmakers that contributed footage include Roger Nygard (Trekkies 1 & 2, Six Days To Roswell), and past EBE winners Christopher Toussaint and UFOTV’s Tim Crawford.

“We are so glad this film was made,” commented Michael, one of the UFO researchers attending the festival. “This film is a perfect way for delivering this sensitive information in an entertaining way”.

“ It’s a story that has to be told,” commented a husband and wife team, both who are UFO researchers; “ So many of us go through the same experiences as the character Brandon Scott portrayed the movie, so we really identified with that.”

“ I am glad they didn't make fun of us” shared a young woman and UFO abductee. “It was funny in many parts and yet it was serious about the message”.

Another audience member was eager to share this with his wife and kids.

“I can’t wait to show it to my family” he said, “ I can never sit them down to watch a documentary on UFOs, this movie is fun and so entertaining, I think this will help them get exposed to the facts about this phenomena and it’s a great story to boot.”

After presenting the Award, Bob Brown, founder of the International UFO Congress, stated to the awards audience, ”I really enjoyed the film , I got it, I think most of you out there will… It has humor so we can laugh at ourselves. Very nicely done.”

Best Feature Film- UFO or Related Theme: “ALIEN SECRETS”

Produced by J.J. Barmettler, Brandon Scott, Richard Smith.

Directed by J.J. Barmettler. Executive Producer John Fromberg.

Written by Ayers Baxter, J.J. Barmettler, Brandon Scott.

Staring Brandon Scott, Tracy Erickson, and Spike Steingasser.

Featuring Dr. J.J. Hurtak, Robert O. Dean, Budd Hopkins, John Greenwald, Bashar, Raven De la Croix and Pamela Stonebrooke.

Story synopsis:

They’re here and living among us.

Filmmaker J.J. Barmettler and controversial UFO Investigator Brandon Scott have captured the UFO subculture from the inside out, working with 43 artists, 23 abductees, 30 experts and 200 eye witnesses who have all had experiences in the chilling UFO/Alien Phenomenon. Their discovery shows that there is a hidden generation of alien/human hybrids living among us. In the process of the investigation a female hybrid speaks out for the first time ever on film. This "hybrid" narrative/documentary film weaves story and fact in an epic portrayal of one man's fight for free will and his drive to save humanity. With over twenty original songs, real UFO footage and a daring subject matter, this provocative film is sure to be a cult sensation.

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See Also: Mill Valley Theater Screens UFO Documentary


Monday, March 27, 2006

UFOPOP Observes 1st Birthday

By Jim Klotz

     On March 17, 2006, the website [Flying Saucers in Popular Culture] observed its first birthday.

The purpose of UFOPOP is to preserve and display images of UFOs and Flying Saucers presented in various aspects of our "popular culture" including comic books, magazine and book covers, advertising and products, toys and games, and more.

Beginning with a thousand comic books, the site has grown to over 3,500 images and will soon open its Merchandising Gallery. A Toy Gallery will be added later this year, followed by a Miscellaneous gallery for those things which just don't fit in the other galleries.

If you are seriously interested in flying saucers, a student of popular culture, enjoy spacecraft artwork, or just want to stroll down memory lane, then you are invited to visit, the site Britain's Fortean Times Magazine called "Utterly Essential."

Site creators Jim Klotz and Les Treece-Sinclair invite visitors to return often as new items are constantly being added. Emails are also welcome [through the link at the site].

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See Also: "Millions of Americans Believe That Extraterrestrials Regularly Visit Earth"


Interview: James Bond Johnson (Roswell Wreckage Photographer)
By Dennis Balthaser

Dennis Balthaser & James B Johnson

Note: It has been reported that Mr. Johnson has passed away--we are awaiting confirmation of this information, and any news will be forthcoming.

James Bond Johnson Interview By Dennis Balthaser

© Dennis Balthaser 2001

     Bond, during your recent visit to Roswell for the first time (April 27-29, 2001), I had planned an in-depth interview with you, pertaining to your involvement in the 1947 Roswell Incident. Due to time constraints however that was not possible, so you agreed to answer some questions via an email interview. I know you have answered many of these questions before, but for my own benefit and others interested in the subject, I would like to officially have some points cleared up.

     The questions or statements listed below are based primarily on comments I have heard from you either in previous emails or during your visit to Roswell. As a Roswell Incident researcher, I am planning to add a new link to my site for interviews I have done or will do with personnel involved in the Incident. This will include photographs of those individuals and/or places when possible.

     If any of the information I present below is incorrect please correct me, as my desire remains to obtain true statements and information. There will be no order to the questions or statements asked, but rather an accumulation of many concerns I have pertaining to the facts surrounding the Roswell Incident.

     I have one request as you answer the questions below. I am asking that you rely completely on your own knowledge and memory of the events that transpired 50 some years ago. I am not interested in answers based on anyone else other than you personally. I anticipate and appreciate your candor in answering the questions.


     DGB: Your career has included being a Consulting & Clinical Psychologist, United Methodist Pastor, staff reporter and part time photographer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper, and a U. S. Army Colonel. Please briefly explain your military career as to dates of service, job description, and particularly your military status in July 1947, while working for the newspaper in Fort Worth.

     JBJ: In July 1947 I was a pilot officer in the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the U. S. Air Force, and an enlisted member of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. I had joined the Army Air Forces on 15 Jan 1944 at age 17 during World War II for pilot training. I was discharged on 29 Oct 1945 after the surrender of Germany and Japan. At the time of VJ Day, 14 Aug 1945, I was engaged in Liaison Pilot training at Sheppard Field, Texas, aimed at the impending invasion of Japan. Since there were as yet no helicopters available our mission would have been to launch our small L-5 liaison aircraft from jeep aircraft carriers (actually LSTs with the superstructure removed) and land on pontoons on the sea, taxi onto the beach and load casualties. Then we were to fly seaward to land on the water and taxi alongside Navy hospital ships for removal of the injured; then to repeat the operation as required. The abrupt end of the war after the atomic bombing of two major cities in Japan fortunately averted the need for this operation. Our flight training was suspended the next day after VJ Day. I think it would not be too dramatic to speculate that the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan likely saved my life.

     Earlier, during a delay in flight training, I was assigned as an interviewer for an EE (escape and evasion) flight crew returnees interrogation operation. This sparked an early interest in psychology and study of human behavior.

     I enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve in July 1946 and was commissioned in 1948. I was recalled to two years active duty during the Korean Conflict and after completion of infantry officer basic training at Quantico served as a public information officer in the rank of captain; I also served as additional duty as a chaplain at Marine Corps bases. Normally the Marines are provided with Navy chaplains but there was a shortage during the Korean War and I was invited to serve in that capacity, which I was glad to do since I was an ordained minister and had served three churches as a pastor in Texas.

     In 1963 I transferred to the 40th Armored Division, California National Guard, as a chaplain and later served in Army strategic psychological operations assignments -- twice in Europe and twice in the Pacific as well as in the United States. I served four tours of duty at the Pentagon on the Army Staff and Joint Staff and as a consultant in strategic PSYOP to the National Security Council at the White House during two administrations. General Al Haig was my boss there and I later worked directly for him on special classified military assignments in Europe while he was NATO military commander.

     I also was a consulting faculty member in psycho-political strategies at the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS, and for 11 years was a faculty member at the Army Special Warfare School at Fort Bragg, NC and also at Fort MacArthur, CA. For three years I was founding director of the Army Reserve PSYOP Department at Fort Bragg. I retired from the Army in the grade of colonel 43 years after first enlisting.

     DGB: You have indicated that you purchased your own 4"x5" Speed Graphic camera and used it for other newspaper work you were assigned to such as police stories. Why were you selected to go to Ramey's office to take the photographs since photographer wasn't your primary duty with the newspaper?

     JBJ: This is described rather fully in a similar online interview at Roswell Crash Photographer . If you still have any additional questions please address them to me.

     DGB: To the best ability that your memory permits; who told you to go to Ramey's office; for what purpose were you going there? What were you doing at the time you were told to go?, and how did you go and how long from the time being told until you arrived at Ramey's office?

     JBJ: I was assigned by my city editor, Cullum Greene. He simply came to my desk in the city room of the Star-Telegram and asked if I had my camera available. As far as I can recall this was the very first time that I had been specifically assigned to cover a spot news story as a photographer. I believe that I had purchased the camera in April, 1947, just three months prior to the Roswell Incident in July, 1947. Normally I used the camera to photograph events where I was engaged as a reporter, usually speakers at evening dinners or for police reporter breaking stories.

     I drove to the air base in my nearly new 1947 Ford club coupe. I went immediately after being assigned to take the Ramey office pictures. The strongest recollection that I have is the extreme urgency involved in getting the Roswell crash photos. My city editor was quite concerned when he had just received a "flash" AP teletype alert message that a "captured" flying saucer was being flown from the Roswell Army Air Forces Base to the Eighth Air Force headquarters of General Roger Ramey located at Fort Worth Army Air Field and he was very eager to obtain photos of the craft. He underscored that we were close to photo deadline for East Coast newspapers and that I should go out and get the photos as quickly as possible and return to the office to process them. I recall that there were four other photographers who worked for the Morning Star-Telegram. I assumed then and now that I was the only photographer available at that moment even though I normally was assigned as the military editor for the Star-Telegram.

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See Also: Dee Proctor, One of The Last Original Witnesses To The Roswell Incident Has Died


Argentina: A New UFO Sighting in Parera

     On March 18, 2006 six witnesses reported a large light for several minutes at the property belonging to Adolfo Ziegenfhus, located in the jurisdiction of Parera, province of La Pampa (Argentina).

Ruben Ariel Lara, 37, Roberto Fernandez, 53, and four minors aged between 8 and 16 witnessed a source of light which they described as "three to four times the size of the full moon" as they walked through the fields at 22:30 hours on the date in question.

The luminosity was detected at some 3.00 meters of the place where the witnesses were located, who advised researchers that "the light appeared over the field, ascending to a considerable height before descending, engaging in these manuevers in four separate maneuvers."

Fernandez added that "it was round, spun on its vertical axis while emitting some very distinctive red, green, blue, orange, yellow and silver lights." The ascent was up to "some 60 degres over the horizon".

The witnesses, who were trapping "peludos" (armadilloes) at that time, were completely overwhelmed and frightened by the sighting, deciding to withdraw from the field and run back to the farmhouse, located some 2 kilometers from where the event occurred.

It should be noted that mutilated animals were found at this location and that in July 2005, a huge "Australian-type" water tank containing 70,000 liters of water was found completely drained from the evening to the morning.


* Translation (c) 2006. Scott Corrales
Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU)Special thanks to Raul Oscar Chaves, Ciufoslapampa.

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Fisherman Takes Cellphone Photos of UFO

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UFO Over Paso del Loro
The man, on the banks of the Atuel River, claimed seeing a fireball. He managed to take some photos using his cellphone.

     GENERAL ALVEAR – A businessman fishing along the banks of the Atuel River managed to photograph a UFO that was suspended in the air for some 30 seconds before it took off in the general direction of the cordillera.

The image shows a UFO immersed in a fireball, and it could well be considered a meteorite, although those who saw it say that “given its trajectory and movements, it could not have been one.”

This curious event took place on March 6 when a renonwed businessman from Alvear – his name is Ramon but he preferrred to withhold his surname – was fishing along the river in an area known as Paso del Loro, 20 km between the borders of this department and La Pampa province.

“We were fisthing around 10:00 pm. I believe that some 40 to 50 meters away from us, no more than that, I looked up and saw an object suspened in the air, like a fireball some 30 meters up in the air. I can’t tell you more because it was a dark night,” said Ramon, 32.

According to his calculatins, the object must have been suspended in the air some 30 seconds since “it gave me time to take two photos with my cellphone and a third one that didn’t come out very well.” All of this took place when they were fishing on this side of the river and the object was on the far side, over some hills in the area.

The businessman said that everything happened so quickly that “when I took the photo, it was hovering. Then it made an ascending motion toward the cordillera, but it wasn’t abrupt. Then I took a third picture that didn’t come out very well. What called my attention is that at the time we could see a shining light, and when we downloaded the photo to the computer, we noticed that it had reddish tones on the one side and bluish ones ont the other.”

He told his story with a sober demeanor and with a degree of reticence, concerned about the remarks that this experience may generate, since “if you talk about flying saucer, they say you’re nuts.” Ramon says he only told a friend and later saw the experience published in an Alvear weekly paper. In his opinion “it isn’t a meteorite. It’s somehting else, although I don’t know what. It’s the first time that this has happened to me. It was struck by the height at which the object was located and the fact that if you take a cellphone picture of a light source, it won’t come out in the same way as this one did.”

* SOURCE:Planeta UFO

* Translation (c) 2006. Scott Corrales
Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU)Special thanks to Mario Luis Bracamonte, S.I.O. - Argentina

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See Also: Did ET Abduct Police Officer?


Saturday, March 25, 2006

Ufologists Descend on The Small Town of Aztec, New Mexico

Aztec UFo
By Frank Warren

     AZTEC, New Mexico—Yesterday was the start of the “Ninth Annual UFO Symposium”; as usual it will be held at the “Aztec Convention Center,” located at 101 S. Park - Aztec, New Mexico 87410.

This year’s event will bring back some familiar faces along with some “new blood.”

Among the familiar faces are Dennis Balthaser, Stanton Friedman, Linda Moulton Howe and Scott D. Ramsey as well as his lovely wife Suzanne:

Dennis Balthaser (Sml 2)Dennis Balthaser, TruthSeeker, and respected Ufologist residing in not to far away Roswell has not only attended as a keynote speaker in previous events, he also has graced the symposium as “Master of Ceremonies.”

Dennis is an independent researcher, journalist and lecturer who moved to Roswell in order to pursue his quest; Dennis' focus is the “Roswell Incident”; however, his research extends to investigations of Area 51, underground bases and ancient Egypt.

Dennis is a Certified Mutual UFO Network Field Investigator and belongs to the “Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association," as well as several other “UFO related” organizations.

Stan Friedman (Sml)Another returning speaker is none other then internationally known researcher and author, Stanton Friedman. Friedman is no stranger to the Aztec Symposium, and is the original researcher who brought “the Roswell Incident” to the public’s attention.

Personally, I like to refer to “Stan” as the “Godfather of Ufology”; undoubtedly he is the most prominent in the field today, and gives it a most needed flavor of respectability, as his roots are that of “nuclear physicist.”

Stan received his BSc and MSc degrees in physics from the University of Chicago in 1955 and 1956. He was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist for such companies as GE, GM, Westinghouse, TRW Systems, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell Douglas on such advanced, classified, eventually cancelled, projects as nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and nuclear power plants for space.

Since 1967 he has lectured on the topic "Flying Saucers ARE Real!" at more than 600 colleges and over 100 professional groups in 50 states, 9 provinces, 14 other countries. He has published more than 80 UFO papers and appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs. He is the original civilian investigator of the Roswell Incident and co-authored "Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident." TOP SECRET/MAJIC, his explosive book about the Majestic 12 group established in 1947 to deal with crashed saucers, was published in 1996 and is in its 6th printing [2nd edition due September 2005]. Stan was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Leeds, England, in September, 2002, by UFO Magazine of the UK. A documentary "Stanton T. Friedman IS Real" was broadcast in Canada in 2002.

He has provided written testimony to Congressional Hearings, appeared twice at the UN, and been a pioneer in many aspects of Ufology including Roswell, Majestic 12, the Betty Hill-Marjorie Fish star map work; analysis of the Delphos, Kansas, physical trace case; crashed saucers, flying saucer technology and challenges to the S.E.T.I. (Silly Effort to Investigate) cultists.

Stanton Friedman takes a clear-cut unambiguous stand that SOME UFOs are alien spacecraft, that the subject of flying saucers represents a Cosmic Watergate, that none of the anti-UFO arguments made by a variety of noisy negativists stand up to careful scrutiny, and that we are dealing with the biggest story of the past millennium: visits to Planet Earth by alien spacecraft and the successful coverup by governments of the best data: alien wreckage and bodies recovered in New Mexico, for 58 years. He has spent many weeks at a total of 20 document archives. Stan has successfully taken on many critics of flying saucers, Roswell, Majestic 12, including winning a debate at Oxford University.

Linda Moulton Howe (Sml)Emmy award winning television producer, reporter and author, “Linda Moulton Howe” returns this year to speak on “the 1953 UFO Crash and Burial Near Garrison, Utah.”

Linda is a graduate of Stanford University with a Masters Degree in Communication. She has devoted her documentary film, television, radio, writing and reporting career to productions concerning science, medicine and the environment. Ms. Howe has received local, national and international awards, including three regional Emmys and a national Emmy nomination. Those films have included Poison in the Wind and A Sun Kissed Poison which compared smog pollution in Los Angeles and Denver; Fire In The Water about hydrogen as an alternative energy source to fossil fuels; A Radioactive Water about uranium contamination of public drinking water in a Denver suburb; and A Strange Harvest which explored the worldwide animal mutilation mystery that has haunted the United States and other countries since the late 1950’s and continues to date. Another film, A Prairie Dawn, focused on astronaut training in Denver.

Linda continues to write, report, produce and speak at national and international conferences and symposiums, including NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She also contracts to produce, write and report for television segments and has been interviewed on a Larry King Live special, CNN; The O’Reilly Factor, Fox; Sightings and Strange Universe, Fox; NBC’s The Other Side; cable’s Montel Williams; Britain’s Union Pictures, ITN and BBC; The Discovery Channel special Evidence On Earth; and the NBC network special, Mysterious Origins of Man.

Suzanne RamseyLocal girl, Suzanne Ramsey returns home to be the “Master of Ceremonies” for this ninth symposium; prior to making “lucky man” Scott Ramsey her husband, she was a long time resident, business owner and talk show host of the Four Corners Area. She’s made a habit of being involved with civic oriented projects.

Her association with the symposium began in 1999 with her interview of Library Director, “Leanne Hathcock” which aired on her radio program. The following year she would interview the symposium speakers, and worked hand in hand with a Japanese Television Film Crew covering the Symposium and Aztec Crash.

Suzanne has interviewed such notable Ufologists as:
Stanton Friedman, Dennis Balthaser, Timothy Good, Dr. Bruce Maccabee, Scott Ramsey, Wendell Stevens, Grant Cameron, Wendy Connors, Nick Redfern, Richard Dolan, Robert Swiatek, Susan Swiatek, John Greenewald, Jr., Travis Walton, Jerry Pippin, Dr. David Rudiak, Art Campbell, and Jim Hickman.
Scott Ramsey (Sml)Since her initial involvement she has been a prominent figure with the Aztec Library as well as the symposium event, and that mutual interest would eventually pair her with future husband, as well as event speaker/coordinator, “Scott Ramsey.”

In addition to speaking (again) this year, Ramsey is one of the event coordinators as well as board member to the library; most importantly however, he has risen to become the lead investigator of the “Aztec Incident.”

His research has encompassed 19 years, and taken him to 29 states. He has interviewed 60 witnesses and archived well over 2000 documents, including previously classified “Atomic Energy Commission and US Air Force” items. Scott has spent literally hundreds of hours at “Hart Canyon,” the reported site of the “Aztec crash” and continues to analyze “eye witness accounts” and physical data.

His presentation of the "Aztec Incident" will include the latest evidence uncovered, and no doubt will keep audience members at the edge of their seats.

Andrew Kissner (Sml)The Ninth Annual Aztec UFO Symposium welcomes back former New Mexico State Representative from Las Cruces, Andrew (Andy) Kissner.

Kissner worked in Las Cruces, near White Sands Missile Range, and received information from a high-ranking officer who worked at White Sands; some of this information he was given was about an Extraterrestrial biological presence on our planet, and other information concerned reasons for the U.S. government’s policy of denial of an ET presence here on Earth in 1947---which apparently have held to this day.

This years newcomers include:
Frank Feschino

C. Scott Littleton P.H.D.

Paul Davids

Jim and Valerie Berwanger
Frank Feschino Jr (Sml)Frank Feschino Jr In the early 1990’s, Feschino became involved in UFO and Crop Circle research in West Virginia. He frequently visited a relative’s farm located in Braxton County, where Crop Circles appeared over night and UFO sightings were frequent. This is when Feschino learned about the 1952 “Braxton County Monster” Incident, which occurred in Flatwoods, near his cousin’s farm. In 1991, he contacted MUFON and was granted a meeting with Crop Circle enthusiast, Colin Andrews. Shortly afterward, Feschino met with MUFON representatives and Colin Andrews and supplied him with his West Virginia UFO and Crop Circle documentation. He continued to collaborate with Andrews about the ongoing anomalies occurring in Braxton County but Frank’s curiosity with the Flatwoods Incident proved to be his calling. He began to investigate this 1952 incident at a deeper level and devoted all of his time to it. Feschino moved to Florida to further his education. In 1993, he enrolled in Phillip’s JR College and studied film and video production. He continued to travel to West Virginia during his schooling but was now armed with camera operation knowledge as well as interviewing and scriptwriting skills. It was during Frank’s two-year training program that the Braxton County Monster evolved into a production project. He combined his strong Art background together with his video production and scriptwriting skills; his story began to take shape. [Courtesy Jerry Pippin]

C. SCOTT LITTLETON (Sml)Friend and colleague C. Scott Littleton had a very unique experience as a young lad—he was an eyewitness to one of the grandest UFO events of all time—“The Battle of Los Angeles!”

His presentation of that event will take you back in time to the beginning of WWII, and you will relive this hair raising event as told by someone who had a ringside seat. This incident remains a mystery today!

Professor C. Scott Littleton was born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1933 and grew up in Hermosa Beach, CA. He attended Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA (1946-50), served in the U.S. Army in Japan and Korea (1950-52), and attended El Camino College in Torrance, CA (1952-54), before enrolling at UCLA in 1955, where he received his B.A. (1957), M.A. (1962), and Ph.D. (1965). He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at UCLA in 1957.

Amongst "Scotty's" many accomplishments is being recognized as an expert in comparative Indo-European mythology and folklore, as well as Japanese religion; he's published extensively on Japanese myth and religion, the origin and distribution of the Arthurian and Holy Grail legends, and the theories of the late French mythologist Georges Dumézil. He is the author of The New Comparative Mythology (3rd Edition, University of California Press, 1982) and, with Linda A. Malcor, co-author of From Scythia to Camelot: A Radical Reassessment of the Legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and the Holy Grail (Garland, 1994; a revised, paperback edition appeared in 2000). He is the editor of Eastern Wisdom (Henry Holt, 1996), a book surveying the major Asian religions, as well as the author of the chapter on Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, and has contributed chapters on Japanese mythology and religion to several other anthologies, including Roy Willis, ed., World Mythology: The Illustrated Guide (Simon & Schuster, 1993), Michael Coogan, ed., World Religion: The Illustrated Guide (Oxford University Press, 1998), and Raymond Scupin, ed., Religion and Culture: An Anthropological Focus (Prentice Hall, 2000). A semi-popular book, Shinto: Origins, Rituals, Festivals, Spirits, Sacred Places, was recently published by Oxford University Press (2002). He is the general editor of Mythology: The Illustrated Anthology of World Myth & Storytelling, which was recently published by Duncan Baird Publishers (July, 2002), as well as of Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology (Marshall-Cavendish, 2004).

His other research interests include nineteenth-century travel accounts—with Horace L. Hotchkiss, he is co-editor of The Diaries of Blakely Wilson: An American Traveler in Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land, 1874-1876 (Mellen Press, 1998)—and the occult and the paranormal, especially the folkloric and mythological implications of the UFO phenomenon. He is especially interested in the extent to which rebel deities, such as Lucifer, Prometheus, and the Mesoamerican god Quetzalcoátl, are reflections of ancient alien dissidents. He has also researched the so-called “Battle of Los Angeles,” to which he was an eyewitness, wherein a mysterious object, apparently impervious to 1400 or more anti-aircraft rounds, flew over the Los Angeles basin in the wee hours of February 25, 1942, and the possibility that this object may have been an alien craft rather than a stray Japanese observation plane or an errant barrage balloon. Littleton’s science fiction novel, Phase Two, which is concerned with UFOs, alien abductions, etc. was published in 2002 by The Invisible College Press.

Paul Davids (Sml)Paul Davids, producer, director, artist, writer and as of late, keynote speaker certainly isn't a stranger to Ufology.

Roswell MovieDavids was the executive producer of the highly acclaimed movie, "Roswell" done for Showtime in 1994; In an interview with Jerry Pippin he explains, "how his interest in the UFO field was sparked by a daylight flying saucer sighting in 1987 in close proximity, with his two children. This event provided the motivation for him becoming Executive Producer and Co-Writer of the Showtime film, Roswell, starring Kyle MacLachlan, Dwight Yoakam, and Martin Sheen. He talks about being an advocate for full public disclosure of the facts about the UFO phenomenon. Davids is president of Yellow Hat Productions, Inc."

Jim Berwanger, Exective Vice President of Fox Network will be present as well and will do the opening remarks at the Friday night "meet and greet". This will be Jim's second visit to Aztec, New Mexico. Jim attended the 2003 Symposium.

Ole Retsbo from Danish Public Television will also be attending this year; they are the equivalent of PBS here in the States. Ole Retsbo and crew will be filming at the alleged crash site on Sunday morning for one of there shows.

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"Our UFO Symposium Will Initiate Discussions on The UFO, Alien Phenomenon That Seems to Permeate Our Culture"

Aztec UFO
UFO symposium draws believers

Daily Times

     AZTEC - Jack Berringer said he began going to UFO conventions after his first encounter with aliens. The 69-year-old California resident claimed that on Feb. 8, 1980, spacecrafts hovered directly over his home. The event sparked an interest in the extraterrestrial and caused him to begin reading about the subject.

"I've met some interesting people," Berringer said of the conventions he attends. "But I only go to 'smart' UFO conventions."

Berringer was one of many who gathered Friday afternoon to meet with some of the 9th Annual UFO Symposium speakers in Aztec. He and others discussed ufology - the study of unidentified flying objects - over wine and cheese at Hard Backs Book Store.

"It's basically for speakers and anyone who wants to come in," said event organizer Scott Ramsey. "We try to make it a community event."

According to the event's Web site,, New Mexico is ranked highest in the world for UFO-related sightings.

According to the site, 12 "crashed disks" or alien space crafts were recovered in New Mexico.

"Our UFO Symposium will initiate discussions on the UFO, alien phenomenon that seems to permeate our culture," the site states.

The city of Aztec gained prominence among UFO enthusiasts after a crash reportedly occurred around March 25, 1948, almost 12 miles outside of Aztec in Hart Canyon, according to information provided on the Web site.

Ramsey said he believes this year's speakers will shed some insight into new findings in the field of ufology, noting that two of Saturday's speakers will do so in Aztec for the first time this year.

Ramsey said each year Friends of the Library choose speakers who have done much research and have published literature relating to the study of UFOs and aliens. The group also attempts to bring in at least one scholar with a Ph.D.

"You can learn and have fun at the same time," he said. Dennis Balthaser, one of the event's lecturers, said he has been involved with the Aztec UFO Symposium for nine years.

"I've been fortunate to work here as a speaker and as an emcee," said the Roswell resident. "I think it's one of the better managed symposiums because it doesn't have the carnival aspect."

Balthaser said he believes the event had also served as an important fundraiser for the new library in previous years.

When asked how he responds to skeptics and naysayers, Balthaser said he speaks with them publicly.

"Years ago, I did it privately not to embarrass people," he said. "That didn't work."

Balthaser said he believes answering such questions is an important part of his research, noting that serious researchers spend much of their time "putting out fires" by validating their findings.

"I think skeptics are needed," he said. "But they usually don't present a whole lot of information to counter (our findings)."

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". . . Next Week in Washington, Talk About Aliens Will Be Taken With Furrowed-Brow Seriousness"

Alien Earth Eyes
How the search for ET turned into hard science

By Jacob Berkowitz
The Ottawa Citizen

     Washington, D.C., is full of conspiracy theories and political intrigue at the best of times. When it comes to talk about aliens in the U.S. capital, it's often about calls for the CIA to reveal what it did with a UFO that allegedly crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in the 1950s, or buzz about frozen alien bodies in the basement of the Pentagon.

But next week in Washington, talk about aliens will be taken with furrowed-brow seriousness. It's not speculation about pregnant women and Martian abductions, but the painstaking search for possible Martian microbes. Not alien invaders, but talk about using space-based telescopes to search for a sister-Earth around a distant sun.

Only several decades ago, the search for extraterrestrials was led by garage-based amateur enthusiasts debating crop circles and grainy UFO snapshots. Many scientists thought it was quackery.

Today it's called astrobiology, and for the first time in human history is backed by hard science.

Astrobiologists say that we stand on the brink of verifying something that, since the time of the ancient Greeks, humans have only been able to speculate about: life beyond Earth. And 20 years from now, they say, there's a good chance we'll know for certain, one way or the other.

The hundreds of astronomers, planetary geologists, biologists and chemists gathered in D.C. this week for the NASA-sponsored fourth Astrobiology Science Conference are riding a wave of excitement, and barely contained expectation, fuelled by the fact that amidst their speculation they have hard data -- from robotic rovers on Mars to tantalizing glimpses of exoplanets, planets around other suns.

Humanity now has the technology to actually test for life beyond Earth rather than just peer up at the night sky in wonder.

Astrobiology advances just this month point to the convergence of events prompting scientists to believe that if life is out there it can't hide much longer:

- In March, astronomers identified four new planets orbiting distant suns. Prior to the summer of 1995, when the first exoplanet was discovered, we knew of only nine planets, from Mercury out to Pluto, in the entire universe. As of today, astronomers have racked up a menagerie of 185 exoplanets -- mostly gas giants like Jupiter -- and counting, according to the online Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia, the scientific scorekeeper in the search for exoplanets. Now there's intense competition to find the first Earth-sized rocky planet, and then to probe it for signs of life.

- On March 13, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter entered orbit around the Red Planet to pinpoint the location of water there. This latest probe will provide more scientific data than all previous Mars missions combined. Thanks to recent missions to Mars, it's now clear there've been extensive periods when water existed there. And where there was liquid water there could have been life -- or might still be life, eking out an existence in subsurface ice.

- Later this year, the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project will start tuning in to the cosmos with the new massive Allen Telescope Array radio telescope, north of San Francisco. With their new ability to scan a much wider swath of the cosmos in broadband, the folks searching for distant civilizations will even be able to eavesdrop on any "extraterrestrial electromagnetic leakage" from alien TV or radio broadcasts. SETI officials are cocky enough to put a timeline on their search: They expect to make contact within two decades.

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