Thursday, October 8, 2015

Micah Hanks and the Cash-Landrum UFO

In  a new article, Micah Hanks digs deep into the controversy surrounding the Cash-Landrum incident of December 1980 - a case filled with numerous twists and turns...

Kelly-Hopkinsville Goblins and the CIA

The Kelly-Hopkinsville "Goblin" affair of 1955 is a case of Fortean proportions that still intrigues people 60 years later. Including me. There's another new Mysterious Universe article from me, one that focuses on a little known aspect of the K-H story, namely the alleged involvement of the CIA...

Pigeons and Peculiar Projects...

"Just one year before the dawning of the 21st Century, Britain’s domestic intelligence agency, MI5, released an extraordinary batch of documents. They told an equally extraordinary story. It was a story that dated back to the Second World War. As the British equivalent of the United States’ FBI, MI5 became deeply concerned when intelligence data gathered overseas suggested the Nazis were secretly training pigeons – in France, Holland, and elsewhere – for certain espionage operations. That’s right: feathery 007’s. Whether or not they had their very own equivalents of martinis shaken and not stirred remains unknown. Presumably, MI5 considers that to be a still-highly-classified matter.

"The plan was a complex one: the 'pigeon agents' would have coded messages strapped to their bodies and would make their way to specific locations in the UK. They were locations where German spies were hiding out and awaiting orders from Hitler’s cronies. Faced with the possibility of squadrons of winged secret-agents doing the work of Adolf Hitler, MI5 went one step better. They hit back in fine style by hiring falcon-breeders to turn the tables on the Nazis and have the falcons take out the pigeons."

That's how my latest Mysterious Universe article starts.

And for more of my pigeon-based research, see below...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

UFOs: Space Aliens or Secret Weapons?

"As someone who investigates a lot of UFO reports, I’m often asked if I think at least some unidentified flying objects are classified technology developed by 'the government,' and/or defense contractors? Well, yes I do. There’s no doubt in my mind about that. And I think that as our technology develops, it’s going to become more and more difficult to determine if a UFO is ours or if it is the creation of entities from somewhere else. But, here’s the important issue in this debate: it’s one thing to mistake highly advanced, odd-looking craft of a domestic kind in the 21st century. But, what about almost seventy years ago? This is where I have a problem with the 'UFOs are all secret weapons' crowd."

That's the opening paragraph to a new article from me at Mysterious Universe...

UFOs, the British Government, and TV

That's the subject-matter of a new article from me, which you can find here...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

UFO Conjecture(s) and MIB

Over at his UFO Conjecture(s) blog, Rich Reynolds focuses on my new book, Men in Black: Personal Stories & Eerie Adventures. Here's the link.

Aliens Among Us And The Men In Black

My new Mysterious Universe article is a 2-part one, on a very, very controversial angle: the theory that aliens are walking and living among us...and links to the Men in Black.

Here's part-1 and here's part-2.

And here's how the whole thing starts...

"Last week, I finished reading the new book from David M. Jacobs: Walking Among Us: The Alien Plan to Control Humanity. As the title alone suggests, this is an extremely controversial book. Although it is heavily focused on so-called 'alien abductees,' it is not actually about abduction events at all. Rather, its focus is on how abductees are allegedly being used to assist alien-human hybrids whose role it is to infiltrate human society. And, yes, that word 'infiltrate' is intended to suggest that nothing good can come from all of this. Or, from any of it.

"We’re talking about the way in which potentially hostile aliens – with no real regard for us, the Human Race – are working towards a certain, sinister day. A day when the Earth will be so heavily infested with these part-ET/part-human things that the invasion, take-over, and/or extermination, will be completed before we’ll have even a single chance to do anything about it. Yep, I said it was controversial! Even Jacobs notes this when he says: 'My research has uncovered a substantial presence of hybrids living on Earth…This book tells how I came to this seemingly ridiculous conclusion.'"

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Monster In The City

Every few months I write an article for the "Creature Of The Month" section of New Page Books' blog.

And here's how the new one starts:

"Of all the many and varied unknown creatures that are said to inhabit our planet – such as Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman, and the Chupacabra – perhaps the most chilling ones are not those that lurk in dense, faraway forests, in remote and expansive jungles, and on distant icy mountains. The ones that we should really be wary of are those that live practically under our very noses. It’s one thing to read accounts of extraordinary animals and rampaging monsters in faraway, exotic environments. It’s quite another thing, however, to have such monstrosities almost lurking on our doorsteps. But, incredibly, there are far more than a few reports on record of terrifying beasts seen deep in the hearts of our towns and cities. To be sure, it’s a chilling thought that, as we sleep, menacing beasts may be roaming around our very own neighborhoods. All of this brings me to a certain, memorable affair that absolutely defines the 'monsters are among us' scenario."

Here's the link to the complete article...


"Chupacabra Island" - This Afternoon

For those who may be interested, my most recent TV appearance on the Chupacabra gets re-run today, at 2PM Central Time, on the Travel Channel.

It was first broadcast just a couple of months ago and is now getting a repeat.

The show is called Mysteries at the National Parks and the episode is titled "Chupacabra Island."

It was filmed in Puerto Rico, in the El Yunque rain-forest, where many of the Chupacabra attacks have occurred.

It was a cool couple of days!

MIB, Black-Eyed Children, and "Rosemary's Baby"

There's a new 2-part article from me at the Mysterious Universe website on the Men in Black and my new book on the subject.

The article focuses on the matter of the 1968 movie, Rosemary's Baby.

It's a strange story that also involves the Black-Eyed Children controversy.

Here's part 1 and here's part-2.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Manifestation Of Monsters - Reviewed

There's a new review from me of Dr. Karl Shuker's latest book: A Manifestation of Monsters. Here's how the review starts...

"Wondering where I got that article-title from? I’ll tell you: it’s also the title of the brand new book from Dr. Karl Shuker: A Manifestation of Monsters: Examining The (Un)Usual Suspects. Published by Anomalist Books, this is an excellent new book, one that those of you fascinated by the subject of Cryptozoology will definitely enjoy. Indeed, it’s difficult to go wrong with one of Karl’s books, as he’s someone who is justifiably referred to as one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists.

"What I enjoy about Karl’s books (and particularly so the new one) is that he doesn’t just focus on the world’s most famous cryptids, such as Bigfoot, Ogopogo, Nessie, the Yeti, and so on. Nope, as the '(Un)Usual' wording of the sub-title clearly demonstrates, Karl gets into the worlds of some very obscure and odd critters. Which is, of course, a good thing. Yes, Karl focuses on some of the more famous ones too. But, giving the reader a look at a wealth of strange “things” that, very likely, many have no knowledge of is a big plus."

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Curious Caper of the Charlton Crater

That's the title of my latest Mysterious Universe article.

Here's how part-1 starts:

"It’s an odd and near-surreal affair that occurred more than 50 years ago. And it’s something that most of Ufology has forgotten about. It is, as the title of this article demonstrates, the curious caper of the Charlton Crater. It was the very early morning of July 16, 1963 when things began and that went on to attract significant attention for a couple of months. The location: Manor Farm, Charlton, Wiltshire, England. Leonard Joliffe was the man who kicked off the controversy: he claimed to have heard a loud explosion somewhere nearby, something which had him puzzled and worried. He was not the only person to suggest something weird was afoot.

"A local policeman had seen something unknown and brightly lit crossing the skies over Charlton.
Then, when darkness gave way to daylight, a man named Reginald Alexander discovered something not unlike a crater at Manor Farm, in a potato field. Something had seemingly crashed to Earth or landed. But what was it? A missile? An aircraft? A bomb? Or…might it have been a UFO? Alexander quickly told his boss, farm-owner Roy Blanchard, of what he had found. Blanchard was confronted by a circular area of flattened soil. It was roughly eight-feet in diameter, one-foot deep (and with a deeper depression in the center) and had 'lines' coming out of it which created an impression of something resembling a huge bicycle wheel."



"Men In Black" - Art Bell Show Tonight


If you're a night-owl...I'll be on Art Bell's show tonight, from 11PM to 2AM (Central Time) talking about my new book, Men in Black: Personal Stories and Eerie Encounters.

Here's the page-link and here's where you can listen to the show

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Crashed UFO and Telephone Weirdness

That's the title of a new article from me, which focuses on a particularly strange UFO affair that I got caught up in, close to 20 years ago. A very, very odd saga...

Here's how it starts:

"Back in 1991, UFO researcher Leonard Stringfield published his then-latest of many reports on crashed UFOs. I had read all of Stringfield’s earlier reports, booklets and books, but this one stood out for me. The reason being that it referenced the alleged crash of a UFO, in 1964. The location was an area of woodland and fields near the Staffordshire, England market-town of Penkridge. It’s a town only a short drive from where I grew up as a kid. At the time, however, I was down in the south of England, in Harlow, Essex. But, I made a note to look into the affair next time I was back in the Staffordshire area.

"As for Stringfield’s story, it was an intriguing one. Unfortunately, and as was the case with so many of Stringfield’s informants, the name of the person who provided the story was not listed. Or, rather, it was, but in the form of a pseudonym: 'S.M. Brannigan.' According to the story, back in early 1964 'Brannigan' was serving in the US military aboard '…a specially rigged LST, a flagship that was attached to a naval amphibious force at an unspecified point in either the Caribbean or the Atlantic…'"

A Manifestation Of Monsters

Received in the mail...a review copy of the new book from Dr. Karl Shuker, A Manifestation of Monsters: Examining the (Un)usual Suspects, which looks very good, and which has a foreword from Ken Gerhard. 
Check it out. 
A review from me of this new title from Anomalist Books will be coming soon...

UFO Deaths on June 24, Pt. 2

Here's part-2 of my article on UFO deaths on Ufology's most famous date (June 24).

And here's how part-2 starts:

"Part-1 of this article introduced you to a varied body of deaths in the field of Ufology, all of which occurred on one specific date. That date was June 24. Way back in 1947, June 24 was the date on which Kenneth Arnold had his now near-legendary UFO encounter at Mt. Rainier, Washington, State. It was an encounter that gave birth to the Flying Saucer phenomenon. And with that said, let’s now continue with our look at ufological deaths on June 24, which began – in part-1 – with Frank Scully, Ernest Arthur Bryant, Richard Church, and Frank Edwards.

"Willy Ley was a German-American science-writer, engineer, the founder of the German Rocket Society, and someone who was very interested in UFOs and alien life. As one example of many, in 1958 he wrote an article for Science Digest titled “What Will ‘Space People’ Look Like?” NASA notes of Ley: 'The German expatriate Willy Ley, had worked with some of the builders of the V-2 personally and had described his experiences, and their hopes, in his book Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel. The first version, titled Rockets, appeared in May 1944, just months before the first firings of the V-2 as a weapon. Hence, this book proved to be very timely. His publisher, Viking Press, issued new printings repeatedly, while Ley revised it every few years, expanding both the text and the title to keep up with fast-breaking developments.'

"Willy Ley died on June 24, 1969."


Well, this was a cool surprise. Watching one of my soccer channels here last night and my old, home town team of Walsall, England were announced as being the next game. It was unfortunately a no-win for Walsall but they played well against Chelsea!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

June 24: UFO Deaths

June 24, 1947 was the date on which Kenneth Arnold had his now-famous sighting of unidentified objects in the vicinity of Mt. Rainier. June 24 also happens to be the date on which there were a number of deaths in Ufology. Those deaths spanned the 1960s to the 2000s.

Of course, if we went looking, there's a very good chance we could find half a dozen UFO deaths on May 2, October 28, February 12, etc., etc.

In other words, it may simply be a case of looking for deaths on that specific date of June 24, of finding some deaths, and then interpreting that to mean something.

On the other hand, maybe it does mean something.

Anyway, however we look at it, it's the subject of a new 2-part article from me.

Here's part-1 and part-2 will follow tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Djinn, ETs, "Star Wars," and Mysterious Deaths

My latest 2-part article at Mysterious Universe is, as the title above demonstrates, a very strange and sinister one.  In fact, just about anything and everything to do with the Djinn is strange and sinister.

Part-1 starts as follows...

"On June 3 of this year, I wrote an article here at Mysterious Universe titled “The Mystery of the Marconi Deaths.” It began as follows: “To many, it might sound like the ultimate plot-line of the equally ultimate conspiracy-thriller: dozens of scientists and technicians – all working on highly-classified programs, and all linked to one, particular company – dead under highly controversial and unusual circumstances.

 "It’s a controversy that ran from the early 1980s to 1991 and remains unresolved to this very day. And it all revolves around the top secret work of a company called Marconi Electronic Systems, but which, today, exists as a part of BAE Systems Electronics Limited. Its work includes the development of futuristic weaponry and spy-satellite technology."

And here's the link to Part-1.

 Part-2 begins like this...

"Part-1 of this article introduced you to a varied body of people, places, and projects. We’re talking about mysterious deaths, U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative ('Star Wars,' as it became known), and the sinister and sometimes dangerous Djinn. They were issues that deeply concerned the late Gordon Creighton. For a long time, he was the editor of Flying Saucer Review magazine. Back in May 1989, I interviewed Creighton on these same issues. Specifically because he had briefly made his thoughts known on how all these things were allegedly inter-linked. It was quite an interview, to say the least.

"According to Creighton, two things were going on. First, he was of the opinion that many of the 'Marconi scientists' deaths were indeed due to suicide. However, he qualified this by adding that he felt the unfortunate individuals were driven to commit suicide via what, in simplistic fashion, has popularly become known as 'Mind-Control.' Creighton was open-minded on who the guilty parties may have been, but he suggested maybe the Russians – who would, of course, have had both a deep desire and a pressing need to derail “Star Wars.” But, he said, the Russians weren’t the only guilty parties."

Here's where you can find part-2.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The "British Bigfoot" - 2 Parts

There's a new 2-part article from me, on how and why I got interested in the seriously weird phenomenon of Bigfoot in Britain.

Here's 1.

And here's 2.

Here's how it starts:

"On more than a few occasions I have been asked why it is I take an interest in such a certain, deeply weird, phenomenon; namely that of the so-called 'British Bigfoot.' After all, while it’s not inconceivable that unknown ape-like animals could dwell in the forests of the United States, or on the slopes of the Himalayas, to suggest that such things might actually exist in the UK often results in shaking heads and rolling eyes. But, hell, I don’t care. There are numerous reports of Sasquatch-style things in the UK, many of a strange yet intriguing nature. So, someone has to look into the matter, right? Right! And 'look into the matter' I certainly have, and on dozens of occasions. But, how did it all begin? Well, like this…"