Sunday, June 22, 2014

...Let's Be Frank...

Frank Feschino lives my friend! Remember him as you pretend you took no sides when he'd disclosed... his tale to us on Errol's show.
Invited, he just tells the story. There is no reward or glory, just a smear by those effused with ignorance* that Frank refutes.  It's at this point I have to add: "reward" and "glory" should be had.  Feschino's earned it truth be known, he's hewn a path it has been shown...
Not that he'd expected praise; he is dismayed at the "disgrace." See, all he did was sift too well the "well raked dust" of Bluebook's "tell." Too, what was told as data's sieved, and facts appear we can't forgive? Why, a betrayal of the trust which others missed!  It's not discussed!  ...Or, what occurs when trust's abused, and all Frank's work was then misused... to cheaply make the printer's buck, a steaming pile of "published suck"...
Hauling data, Frank's returned. Sixteen years his search had churned! Too, he's been busy "prosecuting" all the claims expressed refuting!  Truth be told, it's all worked out... and documented, hope to shout.  Project Bluebook as I said, a trove of treasure as it's read. Then, in print: named journalists describing facts as they exist! Last, "first-persons" make account what they all saw to fly about... together all this paints a picture.  If we but copped, we'd be the richer.
Still, dismiss him—and the stars—plus all of ones professed regard to hoeing righteous rows in science! The lack of which tempts pseudoscience.  See, he pinpoints, plots, and notes the time-hacks... ...points where UFOs had made their impact.  He defines an audit trail!  It's the saucer's holy grail!
Lo, some were damaged, spitting smoke.  This was reported, not a joke: connected points, established flight-paths... of UFOs.  Now, there's your cold draught!
Seems Frank might be, what I sure feel... is the righteous, real deal.  The harbinger of fact portrayed: a truth resembling hand grenades!
Too, there's interest from lettered principals most agree are more than sensible. Massive data must sustain more truth per drop than's been maintained by specious words or ill campaigns employed to cant considered brains!
Frank's been at this, years, my friend! See, you've the "cant," I would contend. You condemned him without reading, without so much as even reaching! Then locked ranks to shut him out without a thought t'what he's about!
Too, all because his book was raped (!) dispatched to an ignoble jape; perverted by an errant press and hacked beyond belief: oppressed!  Ask Don Ledger who contends: that "errant press," too, hacked on him!
...Some reactive meme dispatched, to aid "pro-active effort's" crash? Folks who can't see other venues, the "blinkered fools" with jealous "menus," these must have it all their way... or make the rest, then, rue their day!  ...Though, truth is truth and shall not go the way that one might want, you know?
Frank has, frankly, done the work where others, frankly, weren't alert! This must help to open doors obstructed by "convention's" force, a force maintaining world views of niggards wishing mundane news!
Shoot Them Down is called a hoax and mocked, insulted... made a joke, but now it has deserving edit, a second look provokes its credit! Too! Feschino's story's caught the eye of persons more amazed than I!
Though, Frank's accused of a "destruction " a "very silly" contrived "construction "... built to "bring the 'study' down..." already limping and unsound!
But that's a crock, the data's there! This has one by the shortest hair. See, it's in the record no one read! If it's a snake, it's bit! You're dead!
Condon was a liar, hoss, and what's that fare, friend? What's our loss? What would we be if we weren't slaves... ...and faced our future... acted brave?
...Truth is better through my lens... ...facilitates respect, my friend .
Too, I... suspect that Frank's sincere, accept his work (oh my... oh dear!), and show that it's not Frank to say... compelling truth! No, that's "Bluebook's" play.
See? Over half the data's there. All had missed the "thread," Mon Frère! Likely blinded by Herr Condon... ill perceived "non-truth," the problem.  Dick and Jerry*, primrose "led" to be so hard-nosed, and that said?  Science fiction is far off... but data driven? Those shoes drop!
It won't impede the crushing fact that "Shoot Them Down" was "orders," Jack!   We would want a saucer bad, so risk a war with "others"! Mad!
Too, it's not like we can't be stupid... addled, brainless… less than lucid, caught within the errant snare that we're "alone," but au contraire! ...
Now I don't know what I've found out is truly what it's all about, but I respect what Frank has done... what he's late writ and by the ton! Too, some heavy-weights have waded in? Those who scoffed, prepare your chins!
Friedman, Cox, and Porterfield know the data cited's real. Good and Barker make a case, and Maccabee has interest placed. Responsible, one follows data, the rest is bupkis; zero... nada.
Think! There is more that has been missed if these men think this might exist.  If I'm wrong, I'll say "mea culpa", double-slap my face like Culkin, apologize in verse and prose... admit that "you" were on the nose.  I don't believe I'm wrong, at all; convictions "soar and cleave"—my call!
Just remember out of tact, that good men died and that's a fact, when UFOs traversed the sky and our jets chased them, Frank confides.  We would try to shoot them down, just to have one, how unsound.  "Lurid duels of death," described, precludes denials—as denied—that we would fight an air war, then, with our jet planes and our brave men.  Though that is what, it seems to me, what had occurred, and with ET.
Data has direction, friend, conclusions are arrived at when:  the picture "painted" makes all sense, is coming clean on its first rinse, and is not stretched or made contrived—presuming any sense survived—and what remains must fit the facts t'would all admit was such as that.

Frank Feschino / Stanton Friedman

* the late Richard Hall and Jerry Clark (if with appropriate respect...)


Three generations of serious UFO researchers just missed it; the biggest flap in United States History, a flap of which we too faintly or even barely heard.  1952s Summer Of Saucers: a plethora of saucers extant and unambiguous orders to... Shoot Them Down.

Three generations of "UFO Hunters" from Keyhoe to Kimball, reader, never recognized the fumbled ufological ball!

Gray Barker, of all people, got close... he knew this was a puzzle with many pieces, but he didn't have Bluebook.

A "special thank you" is extended to Dr Edward Condon, then, the stealth spook and authoritarian obfurator who had Bluebook in toto and blew it off of cowardly needs niggardly, decidedly short sighted, and dangerous. Ignorance always is.  Shame Dr. Condon! Shame!

Ask Stanton Friedman... the generation between Keyhoe and Kimball—presuming I'm forgiven this stretch to alliteration—he'll admit he missed it, I'm betting. But presented to him in the data rich manner in which it is offered? 

He, as do some perspicacious others, caught Feschino's train, reader, only Stan shovels coal in the tractor, and officiates at the caboose! Read on. 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Forgotten UFO War And Missing Air Force Airmen Of September 12, 1952

On September 12, 1952, there were 21 hours of sustained UFO activity occurring over the United States of America—an event not paralleled to this very day. Author Frank Feschino, Jr. has ferreted this out: the Nation's biggest ignored story, virtually alone, spending many years researching the aforementioned incident, traveling many thousands of miles on his quest to discover the truth about this forgotten series of events—our nations forgotten war with UFOs.

God, but I know how that sounds... one must risk looking the fool sometimes to follow the evidentiary path, eh? Right or wrong, at least you had the tubes or sack to look.
The story alluded to above is discovered in a hugely focused and intrepid research effort carried out over many years. Feschino is able to sequence the highly strange facts establishing a precise timeline of events for that dreadful day, a day which shocked countless Americans slack-jawed along the Eastern Seaboard, including the Nation's capitol.  Multitudes are amazed and terrified  as they watch numerous low-flying UFOs descend and crash-land on United States soil!  It's all in Feschino's books.
By gathering together several documented sources including (in order of usefulness) the official Project Blue Book, named news paper articles, and then first-hand witness testimonies, Feschino is able to establish that 25 different UFOs had flown over—or crashed—in 10 eastern states: Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and North Carolina.
Consequently, Feschino is able to pinpoint, plot and time-stamp 116 locations where these UFO sightings had occurred. Subsequently, he plotted all of the locations on a huge Master map, connected the points and established several definite flight paths of the UFOs testified to.  The breakdown of the various types of unidentified flying craft Feschino is able to establish are as follows:
1). Oval-shaped
2). Round-shaped
3). Round with flat top
4). Cigar-shaped
5). Saucer-shaped
6). Top-shaped
Four of the 25 objects had accounted for 13 crash landings in three states!  These states are documented to be West Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee.  Additionally, there were 8 landing sites where other objects touched down in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio—reported comparatively as operationally sound—seemingly in search of the 4  more obviously damaged and downed objects!  ET Search and rescue, perhaps? 
Oh, and reader, I forgot to mention one thing... all of the aforementioned UFO sightings, crashes, and landings actually happened on the same day that the "Flatwoods Monster" incident occurred in Braxton County, West Virginia.  ...See, the damaged flaming Flatwoods craft went down on the Fisher Farm that night amidst this flap of sightings as well as three other damaged craft, which were exploding, had pieces falling from them, engulfed in flames and making repeated crash landings throughout the country!  This was a night of unsurpassed strangeness!
Nonetheless, September 12, 1952 was also "DEFENSE DAY" in this country. You see reader, only six weeks prior to these sightings plaguing this country, the USAF Senior Public Information Officer, Moncel Monts (as mentioned in the previous "Forgotten War" article) had stated, "The jet pilots are, and have been under orders to investigate unidentified objects and to shoot them down if they can't talk them down."  
Remembering that "shoot down if they can't talk them down" is for the lawyers—military brass wanted one of the "damned things," and our boys were out there to make that happen—it is sad, if almost comical, and the height of official obfuscation and disingenuousness that all of these September 12th 1952 sightings provoked were attributed to a single "fireball meteor, flying over Washington, D.C. that night at a very low-level." The same alleged meteor, reader, also zig-zaged to fly west another 200 plus miles for its crash-landing on the Fisher farm in Flatwoods!  Meteors can take an astonishing amount of control over themselves in 1952... ...even land and take off again...  
...But wait, there is another not well-known incident also occurring that dreadful night amidst this flap of September 12, 1952 and its numerous UFO sightings. This incident—another very well covered-up occurrence involving a USAF F-94 Starfire jet fighter—details that same jet vanishing into thin air while being tracked by several military radars! 

Pilot 2Lt John Jones

Documented, the 2-man crew of this Air Force jet was actually in voice communication with TWO major Air Force bases... when it simply disappeared for no apparent reason after allegedly flaming-out! Now, for the record, the last approximate location of the jet was actually known, and one of the Air Force radars tracking the jet was one of the biggest and best that the Air Force had at that time!  It was nicknamed, "HOMER."
Despite a massive "air sea rescue" operation, which went "Immediately" into motion after the Starfire jet vanished and covered "over 46,000 square miles"—according to the Air Force—the plane was never found. Unexplainably, the pilots failed to eject from their aircraft and additionally, not one piece of wreckage of the jet was ever found. To this day—and along with their jet—the two airmen, pilot 2nd Lt. John A. Jones, Jr. of Florida and Radar Operator 2nd Lt. John DelCurto of Oregon... ...are still MISSING.
Feschino spent well over a decade and countless hours researching this incident.  He obtained official Air Force documents, the Aircraft Accident Report, news paper articles, talked to the brothers of the two missing pilots and also obtained the Jones' personal documents from the Air Force as well.
After sifting and sorting through mountains of  what would prove to be a convoluted paper morass, Feschino found layers upon layers—upon layers—of covered-up evidence, countless lies and obfuscations, edited reports, fabricated information bits, and a bloated conspiracy to dispose of the truth regarding this incident!  He explains all this in explicit detail in his books. ...And yes, Feschino believes the incident was directly related to the "Shoot them down" orders, issued against flying saucers by the United States Air Force, remember. That Harry Truman had to have ordered all this puts another fine point on the tragedy. 
Consider reader, the summer of 1952 hosted the biggest flap of UFO close encounters in United States history!  Fresh on the heels of this are orders to the Military to shoot those UFOs down!  Jones and DelCurto go missing in their state of the art all-weather Starfire Jet on a night with over 20 hours of sustained UFO activity over a plethora of states.  Connecting these dots is not remotely unreasonable and no stretch at all!
Feschino is quoted as saying, "Whoever concocted the explanations given about the 'Flatwoods Monster' incident, probably wrote the script for the Jones and DelCurto story, too." 
Additionally—and chillingly—there are two missing reports in the September 12, 1952 case file of Major Aircraft Accidents!  These are inexplicably removed from the eleven cases of documented accidents for that day, cases: "52-9-12-3" and "52-9-12-5."   3 and 5... 
Where do aircraft accident documents and files have to go on the night of 21 hours plus of sustained UFO close encounters and where other aircraft are logged in as disappearing without a trace?  Stanton Friedman writes, "Surely, what has been found so far is just the tip of the iceberg of attempted military intercepts of UFOs and intercepts of our planes by UFOs."
Friedman adds, "Frank Feschino, Jr. has done an incredible job of collecting, arranging and chronicling data about the UFO events that took place during the summer of 1952...Most importantly, Frank's persistence in researching the overwhelming amount of mysterious fighter jet accidents that occurred in 1952 and through the 1950s is very revealing...if not startling."  Fine point, reader, on that!
In closing, Frank has given me permission to reprint the following WESTERN UNION telegram sent to the brother of the missing pilot from the head of the Air Defense Command, General Chidlaw—we remember Chidlaw's statement made to Mr. Gardner from my previous article regarding the loss of man and machine. The telegram states:
ADAAD-4 56 345. It is with deep regret that I officially inform you that on 22 October 1952, the Chief of Staff, Headquarters United States Air Force notified this command that your brother John A. Jones, Jr. was declared dead. The body was not recovered, however after the extensive search by the Air Force it was determined that conclusive evidence existed to warrant this action. Please accept my sincere sympathy in your bereavement.

General Benjamin W. Chidlaw Commanding General
Air Defense Command ENT Air Force Base Colorado Springs Col= 

The extreme irony?  Later on the Air Force and its parent Nation would find it convenient to pretend these two brave officers did not even exist!
Less than 2 weeks after Jones and DelCurto vanished with their jet, a CIA memorandum dated September 24, 1952 was written on the UFO subject.  It read, "SUBJECT: FLYING SAUCERS." This memo was sent from "H. Marshall Chadwell—Asst. director of Scientific Intelligence" to "Walter Bedell Smith—Deputy Director  of Intelligence."
In part, this revealing memo stated, "A worldwide reporting system has been instituted and major Air Force bases have been ordered to make interceptions of unidentified flying objects."    
Then, in December of 1952, TRUE Magazine printed an article written by pioneer UFO researcher, Major Donald Keyhoe, USMC retired.  Keyhoe made the following statements in "What Radar Tells About Flying Saucers," and wrote, "More than 300 times, Air Force interceptor planes have chased mysterious lights and unidentified objects revealed on radarscopes." He also stated, "Week after week, jet fighters are 'scrambled' at points around the country for 'saucer chases.'" Keyhoe then adds, "Unless an object attacks our planes, or is a threat to this country, the decision is left up to our pilots."
In his closing, Keyhoe stated the following. "'Even if they weren't hostile' another officer told me, 'barging in too close might scare them into attacking.'" Many years later, in 2005, Stanton Friedman stated, "So much for the notion that UFOs are not a threat to National Security. In other words, the notion that UFOs demolishing or disintegrating planes doesn't seem strange, at all—if our planes were attacking them."
What, who, where, what, and WHY, reader?  Where one follows the evidentiary path that path can become highly strange indeed.

Read on. 

Rubbing of Jones' Empty Grave Headstone...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

...Forgotten War...

On Memorial Day of any year we remember the countless brave Americans who died for their country in war. Memorial Day, originally called "Decoration Day,"  was borne out of the Civil War on a desire to honor our fallen heroes. This federal holiday commemorates the many men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces and remembers their sacrifice.

Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May at Arlington National Cemetery with a ceremony and a small American flag placed on each grave. Traditionally, a wreath is placed at the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the President or Vice President of the United States.

Since the Civil War, this country has been involved in many conflicts including the Spanish-American War, two world wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the plethora of bloody wars in the Mideast.  War persists today, of course, as these keys are tapped.

Our American history books and teachers inform us assiduously regarding these many wars, most of which occurred around the world since the first "Decoration Day."  One war is decidedly forgotten and not even mentioned.  As a Nation we patently fail to "even mention" a war that existed right here over the United States of America.  That war, an undeclared war—a war true as unbelievable as that does sound—was waged by the United States government against UFOs in the late 1940's and early 1950's.

This writer intimates no apology remembering that J. B. S. Haldane informs us that the existential is stranger than we can imagine!  I'm a former Master Army Aviator and a Veteran of Air Combat. I have some small appreciation of air war, battles and the conflict conducted within it.  Let me attempt to explain what occurred over the United States during that era incorporating the infamous Summer Of Saucers more than 60 years ago.

On July 29, 1952, The Seattle Post Intelligencer reported a news story from the INS/International News Service: it published, "Air Force Orders Jet Pilots to Shoot Down Flying Saucers If They Refuse To Land."  There is little wiggle-room there, the reader might agree, regarding the belief that UFOs were considered REAL in the corporeal...

The article continued, "Lt. Col. Moncel Monts, Information Officer, stated: 'The jet pilots are, and have been under orders to investigate unidentified objects and to shoot them down if they can't talk them down." The article further informed, "In Air Force parlance, this means that if a 'flying saucer' refuses to land—jet pilots are authorized to shoot them to Earth if they can get close enough to do so."

The Charleston Gazette reported the following on July 29, 1952. Its headline read, "Pilots Ordered to Shoot Down 'Saucers' in Range"!  It said in part, "WASHINGTON, July 28 - (INS) - The Air Force disclosed today that jet pilots are under orders to maintain a nationwide 24-hour 'alert' against 'flying saucers' and to shoot them down if possible...jet pilots are under standing orders to pursue all unidentified flying objects, especially on the eastern seaboard and if necessary, force them to land. The alert is applicable to flying saucers."  How, reader, is this not a prosecuted air war against a perceived ET?

Additionally, on July 29, 1952, the Fall River News newspaper of  Massachusetts reported, "Jets Told to Shoot Down Flying Discs," and continued, "Several pilots according to the Air Force have tried to shoot down the mysterious discs, but the 'steady bright lights' in the sky have out-flown the pilots." Indeed, this statement clearly shows that the objects had indeed refused to land, which would prompt our pilots to shoot down UFOs as ordered.  Attempts were logically made, then, by Air Force pilots!

The very next day, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported, "Radar Spots 'Saucers' Over Washington Again." In reference to the well-known July 29 saucer press conference held at the Pentagon, the article stated, "Major Gen. Roger Ramey, Deputy Chief of the Air Force Staff for Operations, told the news conference that interceptor planes have raced aloft several hundred times as a result of reported sightings of unidentified objects.  He said that was just standard procedure." The reader will remember that most of these confrontations between planes and UFOs are well-known and many are also recorded as "Unknowns" in Project Blue Book, the USAF initiative in charge of the UFO project. 

True enough, UFOs are not necessarily "Flying Saucers."  ...But how many of the "several hundred unknowns" our pilots flew after and to which General Ramey referred must be that UFO regarded as a flying saucers to qualify as same, reader?  The answer is only one.  The reader can be assured there is more than one...

This leads us to a not well known statement made by Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, the head of Project Blue Book in 1952.  In his 1956 text, The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, and commenting on the deaths of military aviators chasing UFOs, legitimate or no, Ruppelt states, "Other assorted historians point out that normally the 'UFOs' are peaceful, and [fighter pilots] Gorman and Mantell just got too inquisitive, 'they just weren't ready to be observed closely.' If the Air Force hadn't slapped down the security lid these writers might not have reached this conclusion. There have been other and more lurid 'duels of death.'"

Wait, what? Here, Captain Ruppelt clearly, if stealthily, writes about the Air Force cover-up of the "duels of death" occurring between American fighter pilots and UFOs!  What does "Lurid Duels Of Death" refer to, otherwise?

Additionally, in February of 1953, Robert Gardner, a California investigator and writer, conducted an interview with General Chidlaw, head of the Air Defense Command about National Security points of the Eastern ADC. During that 30 minute interview, Gardner recorded the following statement made by General Chidlaw, "We have stacks of reports about flying saucers. We take them seriously when you consider we have lost many men and planes trying to intercept them."       

Yes reader, there was an undeclared war between Our American fighter pilots and UFOs! These seem to have led to many pilot deaths, deaths not recorded in our history books or told to us by our mainstream educators!

Author and researcher Frank Feschino, Jr. writes exhaustively about the history of this tremendous cover-up in his book, Shoot Them Down—The Flying Saucer Air Wars of 1952."  Additionally, the history of these incredible events can also be seen in Feschino's documentary short, "The Braxton County Monster/Flatwoods Monster: book by Feschino" posted on You Tube. 

In closing on this most recent Memorial day remembrance, I recall the many fighter airmen who seem to have perished during intercept attempts against UFOs throughout the years and pay my profoundly moved respects to them... Some of us remember, while most of us simply choose to forget.  I choose to remember it exactly as Feschino has dedicated in his book, to those impossible intrepid and exceedingly brave American fighter pilots who scrambled into angry skies after UFOs to... "shoot them down"... and never returned home.

Frank C. Feschino's recent book, Shoot Them Down! The Flying Saucer Air Wars Of 1952 - based largely on official documentation - makes for disturbing reading. 
 Also, the numerous unexplained crashes and disappearances worldwide in the 1940s (described in Need to Know) reinforce my conviction that, worldwide, we have lost probably thousands of aircraft and pilots, in mysterious circumstances, over the years.  
 Timothy Good

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Reynolds, Roswell, and Rudiak

I'm reminded what a sad little man Rich Reynolds is, albeit impossibly obnoxious. Linked at the bottom, he holds forth, a turbid popinjay with a stick up his bum, strutting imagined ramparts of a ufological conundrum about which he has forever demonstrated only a capacity to be a puddle-deep and hubristic piss-wit. This is the type of piss-wit who laughs up soggy sleeves at that which he has no capacity to understand, no aptitude to accept, no ability to incorporate, and no skill to even recognize! Such is, and has always been, demonstrated so. 

He and the small crow's murder of equally hubristic martinets flocking to the little field toilet that is the link upcoming, contribute their toxic and bizarro reductionist bon mots, anti-bon mots as self-interested as they are cowardly and as inane as they are witout imagination. They are a blight on the rising and the advancing of the human spirit, initiative, and braver work. Theydefine the disingenuous.

One need go no further than to see them castigate, cat-call,mock, and otherwise ridicule the work of the giant that is David Rudiak. A more inbred and intellectually benign argle-bargle spouting coterie could hardly be assembled. Like rats in a poisoned maze of 89 fervidly smirking comments.

David Rudiak is a lettered scientist who uses science to adhere to a scientific spirit, first, provides detailed and well written research initiatives of exhaustive citation, second, and third? He provides what can handily be described as the "smoking gun" for a Roswell that can ONLY be an example of the strangest of the highly strange. The Ramey memo: UFOs, up close and personal. ...So far up a circumspect nose you feel knees on your top lip.

Rich Reynolds on the other hand can only queue up with his cognitively constipated cohorts to hopefully be detailed as a scraper of dog-dirt from Rudiak's shoes. No, RRR is decidedly trumped by a much more refined, intrepid, and courageous DR.  Read on.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

2014 StarworksUSA UFO Symposium

The best thing about this Symposium may be the balanced contribution of most of the Female participants!  This is overdue, ironically seminal, and most Welcome!


Major UFO Conference May 2nd-4th 2014

Starworks USA “Evidence in the Skies” *Open to the Public


Friday May 2nd

4:00pm Symposium Registration
6:30pm Media Mixer
7:30pm Documentary Showing - James Fox “Out of the Blue”
Followed by Q&A

Saturday May3rd

9:00am “Opening Welcome by Cheryll Jones, former CNN anchor
9:30am “The Media and Disclosure: An International Perspective” Paola Harris
10:30am “Creating the 1978 United Nations UFO Resolution” Lee Speigel
11:45am BREAK
12:00pm “O’Hare UFO Sighting of 2006: Updates and other case studies”Sam Maranto
2:00pm “Turkey’s best UFO cases: Is Our Future in the Skies?” Esen Sekerkarar
3:00pm “The Creditable Factor in Documentary Making” James Fox
4:15pm “Lights in the Sky, Lie on the Ground”Panel Discussion moderated by Cheryll Jones
6:00pm Dinner Break (on your own)
9:00pm Skywatch (optional)

Sunday May4th

8:00am Morning discussion with Abductees, Yvonne Smith CERO (optional)
9:00am Special Remarks by Cheryll Jones followed by Awards Ceremony
10:00am “Listen to the Witness: Building the House of Truth” Scott Colborn, KZUM Radio
11:00am “Examining the Messages in Crop Circles” Jennifer Stein documentary film maker
12:00pm BREAK
12:15pm “Where Do We Go from Here” Discussion Panel with Special Guests
1:30pm Closing Remarks, Paola Harris
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Magnificent Man

I wrote this McDonald cameo based on the Anne Druffel’s book _Firestorm_. I add it here to show that McDonald was likely not a left-wing nutjob prone to self-destructive excitability. To the contrary, he was a first rate human being loved and respected by all who came in contact with him with an integrity and courage difficult to cow. He was driven to despair by cowardly despicables.
A Magnificent Man
by Alfred Lehmberg
Dr. James E. McDonald, seminal ufologist and a man of undeniably objective science, was a man who might be observed at two seemingly disparate levels. On one level he possessed exactly what our suspect society stridently proclaims it prefers from its citizenship: intelligence, courage, self-improvement, civic involvement, and sterling productivity. He was ever a total asset to humankind’s elevation and advancement on every level.

On the other hand, he was a hapless fool—however magnificent! I think both observations are correct as strongly as I believe that he can be, oddly enough, congratulated and otherwise lauded on both of these levels. At once, Dr. McDonald’s story is a hard lesson even if it is a much needed and certainly gainful inspiration to us all. This is what is drawn from Anne Druffel’s powerful, informative, and very well-woven --excitingly readable-- biography of James McDonald; it is entitled Firestorm: Dr. James E. McDonald’s Fight for UFO Science (Wildflower Press, 2003).
Dr. McDonald, by way of introduction, was a good man, a kind man, a renaissance man, and a family man; he was a man instrumental, key actually, in elevating the status of aggregate ufology to the level of seriousness that it remotely enjoys, against all odds, today.

Yet, today, he is almost totally unknown even by those with more than a passing interest in the field.
This is a tragedy beyond debate. Ms. Druffel, in a near peerless effort, would put that error aright.

Druffel portrays the physicist James E. McDonald, accurately it would seem, as a highly respected world-class research scientist and much-beloved teacher, academic coach, and gifted educator. A renowned atmospheric physicist, he was a nascent prototypical ecologist, an incisive social scientist, and a master of diverse multiple subjects: a brilliant man in every regard. He changed the minds of hostile governments, steered academic boards, chaired lofty research sections, and headed significant causes.
Then he got interested in UFOs …
I’ve written before about an insidious social aspect of our hijacked society I tentatively call the Mothman Futility Mechanism. The sufferer of this mechanism, briefly, is an otherwise rational person innocently encountering an aspect of the highly strange.

In a justifiably passionate investigation of that very real strangeness, this person is destroyed in one way or another as a result of paying an awful and inevitable penalty for the pursuit of that "enigma’s teasing challenge," as it is imposed by that nonelected leadership mentioned before.

Such was the fate of Dr. McDonald. Druffel writes a compelling cameo, indeed, about the mechanism in action. It is portrayed exceptionally well in the heartbreaking and heartbroken subject of her startling biography. Back to McDonald...
This fine man, by step, by increment, and seemingly by design was progressively failed by society, its science, and by those closest to him. He would pay more than most MFM sufferers for his provoked transgression. He would be—perhaps deliberately—aggravated so that he suffered unmitigating depressions he found, at last, he could no longer endure.
Indeed, Druffel succinctly conveys how he would be inexorably driven over the cliffs of the blackest despair by others. He would be goaded, lead actually; drawn out on a precarious limb after years of government duplicity, institutional subterfuge, and agency chicanery. And then the limb was sawed off. With great deliberation and at the nadir of this abject hopelessness, he took his own life.
His was the kind of intelligent effort and efficacious artifice the aforementioned agencies, institutions, and governments would want to finesse for a "managed failure" and conveniently "thwarted success," one might suspect when reading between Druffel’s lines. Indeed, I recall that many of the major players on the ufological scene have been documented as being drawn down the same kinds of primrose path ending so tragically for McDonald. His story, again, is a pointed lesson for the observer of it:
Jacques Vallee wrote about Linda Moulton Howe and Stanton Friedman being played in a similar fashion. J. Allen Hynek and Edward J. Ruppelt wrote about the many hundreds of credible witnesses who initiate a report and then, abruptly, don’t follow up on their testimony. Richard Dolan and David Jacobs make rationally credible cases for an unelected government’s ufological interference and manipulation … and worse things.
Worse things, reader!
Given today’s realities, one could surmise many reasons why someone of McDonald’s caliber and propitious drive would have to be stopped—one way or another!

The mechanisms used against the good doctor are obvious and not so obvious, Druffel more than intimates. Not the least of these —jealous mechanisms of a hostile mainstream— were the scurvy tactics of otherwise inexplicable persons such as Philip Klass and Edward Condon. These were shallow men without imagination and courage, at best. At worst, they were drunk on their own baseless hubris and perhaps even cooperating drones for that conjectured unelected leadership.
Both were two-faced authoritarian murmurers with a predilection for whisper-campaigning, name-calling, hate mongering, and the yellowest of yellow presses. They were the hackish agents of stupefying misrepresentation and the instruments of crass deception and misinformation. They were the blindsiding back-shooters and the artless shadow-snipers. They are the reason the rest of us are reluctant to be bold!
These, and others like them —known and unknown— were the cowardly hurdles that Dr. McDonald was compelled to clear. They were the cheaters. They were the liars. They, themselves, were what they were pretending to warn us against!
McDonald, on the other hand, Druffel writes, was only a genuine scientist of the first water made aware, as a result of his researches, that a significant number of UFO reports could not have prosaic explanations. He was justifiably intrigued.
He was also demonstrably and justifiably aghast that his much revered science, in the person of the military and the scientists it employed, was not taking a remotely competent look at it. That UFOs should be exhaustively investigated was abundantly obvious to McDonald, along with few significant others. He understood all too clearly that they were not being properly investigated by any means. So he readily took up, as a man who is not a coward will, the campaign to bring mainstream science on line for that competent investigation. We are well served, ultimately, that he did.
For his trouble, Druffel notes, he was bait-and-switched, drawn out over empty air with high-level and well-connected promises of the financial support necessary for a quality investigation which, carrot-like, never materialized, and he, along with his family, was phone-tapped and threateningly followed in obvious ways!
Concurrently, even as McDonald is hobbled and persecuted in his righteous study of the problem, Edward Condon throws away a half million dollars in government grants for a negatively biased foregone conclusion regarding UFOs that he would later foist on the scientific community and a hapless public, very nearly ruining the whole ufological enterprise with his patent obfuscation of it, out of hand.
The bastard! Verily.
Condon and Klass were too little, too late for a complete destruction of nascent ufology, it seems, as Druffel points out with ready alacrity. Condon was clearly and suspiciously identified by McDonald, even before the formal report was released, as a duplicitous ax-grinder who apparently had not even read the report which he chaired and for which he was writing the conclusion. McDonald also made decisively short work of Philip Klass’ ludicrous expository, too. Klass was, summarily, inarguably, and effortlessly dismissed.
But for McDonald’s sterling science, faultless logic, expansive intelligence, and stalwart bravery, the bucket of cold water that was poured on UFOs by these two might have snuffed out the interest in them, altogether. McDonald was truly key in keeping them alive for subsequent generations. Druffel makes this clear, also. Oh, but what McDonald might have done with the half million dollars that Condon just pissed away on his fake study. I don’t think it unlikely that humanity might already be living expressive lives in the asteroid belt as a result. A living ring of humanity around our sun; a glittering halo of progressive humankind living between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter … but I digress.
Why was Dr. McDonald a fool, then? Everything expressed thus far would seem to indicate that he was a fool’s very antithesis. And he was, good reader; he was. But he was also a Boy Scout and a believer. Not a believer in the paranormal or a believer in UFOs, but a believer in a government of the people, by the people, and for the people as a working reality.
He had a Boy Scout’s confidence in the institution of science that went where the data went and not where it could, itself, be driven. He believed in demonstrable right and the courage of tested convictions, not easy convenience, untested faith, and profitable complacency. He believed in the rule of law, the rationality of due process, and the efficacious profits of professional behavior; he believed in the inevitable elevations and advancements discovered in frank open-mindedness, and he believed in the certain ultimate rewards found in a passionate investigation for the truth. Truth though heavens fall.
McDonald’s belief was that his society was an accurate reflection of the preceding. Even as it was not then. It is not now. McDonald, astonishingly, even as he can’t really be blamed, one discovers, believed he fought his scientific battles on a field that was remotely level.
The monumentally magnificent fool, forgetting for a moment that he is exactly the kind of fool that this writer and Ms. Druffel, I suspect, aspire to be and always admire; in fact, the only foolishness we’d insist upon. Fairness, rationality, forthcoming-ness, progressiveness, consistency, intelligence, and individual respect one should be able to take for granted given no demonstration otherwise.
Any other path is back-stepping, inane insanity. It is also apparent foolishnesses, given the state of the union today and half a century’s ufological denial, extra-normal dismissal, and thoughtlessly executed and canted denunciation by profit-taking pelicanists, scurvy skeptibunkies, and conflicted klasskirtxians.
These were the presumptions Dr. McDonald held, writing off the inconsistencies of science he witnessed as a monumental cock-up of crass incompetence and not what it more than likely was—a monumental cover-up of crafted duplicity.
And one not in our best interests I’d suspect; nor, I predict, would Ms. Druffel. Those who have would keep on having without regard to the sensibilities of those who have not.
Would that McDonald had been better able to take stock of his culture’s duplicity, he might have proceeded along more successful lines. Druffel points out a few occasions where information held out on him by knowledgeable authority provoked assumptions he was making regarding the veracity of professional persons he was otherwise forced to deal with. Thus, more encouragement outwards on that precipitous limb.
These were the officious anti-intellectuals and ethically bankrupt authoritarian toads such as Klass, Condon, Menzel, a host of intelligence operatives, wind-sensing (and passing) politicians, and timid academic functionaries. Betrayers of truth, all!
Verily, Ann Druffel is clear that Dr. McDonald was a fine, upstanding, and intelligent man of ethical consistency and rare courage who was betrayed by persons closest to him; betrayed when those persons knew he was on the right track, doing the right thing, and doing it in exactly the right way.
Where was the doctor’s wife when he had the future by the shirttails and enigma by the scruff? Where were his learned colleagues who knew he was right when he was blindsided by the convenient bias of pompous detractors who’d have to scale a ladder to buff his shoe tops? Where were his friends? What have they done in the aftermath to keep McDonald alive then, and for the future?
Dr. McDonald’s story is a hard lesson because we are reminded of the prices that are sometimes demanded for the pursuit of human advancement.  He is a wonderful inspiration when we recall that his name will be remembered long after the names of Klass and Condon and Menzel are less than ignoble dust.
In closing, this is a book of such power, intelligence, and accuracy that it has compelled this writer to reassess all of Ms. Druffel’s past work in a new, more interested and attentive light. It is that kind of book. Not to diminish the volume in any way, but it could be a dazzling film featuring Matthew McConaughey or Russell Crowe.
They might do Mac justice.
Firestorm! The very title of Ann Druffel’s book is an astonishing hint to just how close McDonald may have been to putting us in the asteroid belt to which I’d alluded earlier. Be that as it may, I am improved, fortified, and emboldened with the reading of it.
I’d suggest you would be, too.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Another Load Of Steaming Bragalia Via Rich Reynolds...

...Yet another load of steaming revisionist cack about Socorro from Anthony Bragalia and his ever insentient supporter or grasping coat-tailer, the facile, febrile, and ever fatuous UFO appropriationist, Rich Reynolds.

See, it doesn't matter that "preposterous posits" are unendingly made to counter the ufological reality that Bragalia and Reynolds abhor, it is enough that they be made at all, see, stirring duplicitous mud and obscuring that reality xtant. It only appears to be "cutting edge reporting" reader, in reality a too hasty and likely errant supposition with a gleeful Reynolds riding on its derided, discounted, and already discredited coattails.

Burned? Be shy.

This current steaming load of hasty manure is predictably signed off on by Tim Printy, noted uber-skeptic and reflex denier who pompously proclaims Socorro: solved at last!

This particular impacted and constipated revelation even comes with a warning against fair use reference so as to keep the discussion about it tamped down and/or mimic seriousness presumably. It matters not, the steam alluded to above still manages, and decidedly, to smell as sweet.

New and equally anxious dismissals about Trindade and Roswell are presumed to be promptly forthcoming.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Oh please. Thrown into the same pot as child molesters, Bragalia (ever trustworthy) (that's sarcasm) tosses Tim Beckley, "Mr. UFO" himself, into the supposed squalor of UFO-dom. Beckley is considered equally heinous as literal criminals because he's produced and acted in porn. Which is legal, and to which Becklely has cheerfully acknowledged on many occasions. Seriously, get a life.

The Bragalia Files: THE SEEDY SIDE OF SAUCERS BY ANTHONY BRAGALIA: But he also has another source of revenue from exploiting a markedly different market- porn. He has contributed articles to the industry trade Adult Cinema Review (including an in-depth piece on porn actress Marilyn Chambers.) Beckley has also written and produced his own such films, including a raw porn “parody” entitled Driller: A Sexual Thriller. He has even appeared as onscreen talent and actor in films like Barely Legal Lesbian Vampires.
And yet, notice that UFO researcher David Jacobs is not on Bragalia's list.  Yes, I would switch the two; remove Beckley, and add Jacobs.



Lately, in my opinion albeit hastily penned, is the latest appropriation of that no talent slanderer and cyber-scourge Rich Reynolds...:

He pules:
"...Up next, I’ll provide comments on the deviants who roam the halls of the UFO community, one in jail, and one continuously spewing vile and vulgar comments trying to cover his tracks as a child pornographer."

One wonders who this mystery miscreant might be... ...given that if Rich Reynolds has knowledge of the identity of "Sex Criminals," and is not immediately forthcoming with that information to the proper authorities... ...then that may, in my opinion, be as heinous and egregiously disagreeable—every bit as bad, reader—as the activities of such a criminal Rich Reynolds coquettishly hints at.  

Who is this evil person?  Why is Rich Reynolds holding back on information he would suggest that he has? Why is the safety and welfare of innocent kids a seeming game or mere tabloid headline for Rich Reynolds?

Is the self-promotion of a tedious weblog any justification for children being put in harms way or in focus of a clear and present danger? 

Clearly, Rich Reynolds should get off the pot on this and put the safety of children ahead of his chimp-like sensibilities and mawkish efforts of faux-journalism.  As a father and grandfather of two lovely granddaughters, two and four, I demand Rich Reynolds quit playing games and tell the authorities!  This monster must be put behind bars!   WHO IS IT!