Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Feschino, Baby Ariel, And Spiderman!

Steve Markes and Frank Feschino

This past Sunday, Steve Markes and Frank Feschino, Jr. joined forces once again to set up at the Daytona Comic Show in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida for a very worthy cause.
No, Steve and Frank weren't taking on over-sized super-villains and fighting ugly bad guys for truth, justice and... well, you know... These two guys, real good guys actually, were standing up to raise money for baby Ariel Anne Peregrino of Missouri. If you have not followed the story, Feschino, Markes, Alfred Lehmberg and many other friends, are working together to help out baby Ariel Anne. This is the tragic girl born with a rare brain malformation called, Polymicrogyria or "PMG." Last year, Ariel was born with a partial brain, which has causes blindness, developmental delays, seizures and breathing problems. This is to name but a few of the difficulties with which she, and her long suffering family, is faced.
On Sunday, Steve kindly donated an entire booth from his paid setup area where Frank displayed an awesome exhibit of his "Flatwoods Monster" research, investigative materials and artwork. Feschino displayed an inclusive array of his work, but his featured display consisted of the several donated items from his private Flatwoods collection which are now up for sale on Markes' Facebook page, "Tidalwave Comics and Collectibles."
Frank pointed out, "Steve is great! He gave me one of his booths at the show in order to help raise money for Ariel and to make people aware of the rare 'PMG' brain unknown by the mainstream public." He added, "I made a poster display of baby Ariel, featured it on the table and spoke to a lot of people about what we were all doing." Frank said, "The people were great and really helped out, both customers and vendors. We sold one of the lots from my "Flatwoods Monster" collection and also received some donations as well."
Also at the show was the event's Special Guest illustrator, Mr. Alex Saviuk, also a resident from the area. Mr. Saviuk is a well-known comic book illustrator who is most recognized for his work on Marvel's most heroic superhero character in the Marvel Universe, yes readers; that would be "Spider-Man." Among Saviuk's many, many comic illustration credits, is the popular "Web of Spider-Man" comic book title and the famous Sunday newspaper comic strip, "The Amazing Spider-Man." During his career, Alex also drew many of DC comics most famous superhero characters, which include, the Dark Knight, AKA Batman, the Flash, Superman, and the Green Lantern.
Frank Feschino and Mr. Alex Saviuk were no strangers to each other, They've done book signings at other central Florida comic shows with one another over the years. Frank explained to Alex that he and Steve Markes were doing a fundraising for Ariel Peregrino at the show that day. Saviuk, who is well aware of Feschino's work regarding the "Flatwoods Monster" case, was impressed with Frank and Steve's efforts to raise money for the benefit of baby Ariel over this holiday season. Now folks, this is where things get really super-cool!
Frank explained to Alex how his true to life depiction of the "Flatwoods Monster" is heavily copy-written and his illustration images of the "Monster" are not allowed to be reproduced. In other words, Feschino owns several copyrights on the actual true image of the so-called "Flatwoods Monster," and no one else is allowed to reproduce it in any way, shape or form without his written consent. This folks, means that no other illustrator has ever drawn Feschino's "Flatwoods Monster."
Frank then asked the famous web-slinger artist Mr. Saviuk, if he would draw the "Flatwoods Monster" based on his real-life image of the figure and then donate it to raise money for baby Ariel. Frank explained that he has never allowed anyone else to draw it and this would be a first! Being the gentleman that he is, Alex Saviuk kindly agreed to draw Feschino's "Flatwoods Monster" in comic book style, for the benefit of baby Ariel and to let Steve handle the sale of the drawing. Saviuk then went to work, sat in isolation and spent a good portion of the day working on the piece. He brought the "monster" to life with his masterful skills through his pencils and pens. When finished, Alex had drawn a wonderful and very tight pen and ink sketch of Feschino's "Flatwoods Monster." Feschino stated, "Saviuk is my favorite comic illustrator and it is an honor to me to have had him draw this. He is a legendary illustrator and a great guy. It's very kind of him to do this for Ariel." A reminder, readers! This collectors item piece by Alex Saviuk is now being sold through "Tidalwave Comics and Collectibles," with all proceeds of the sale going to baby Ariel and her family.

Alex Saviuk, Spiderman Illustrator

The Flatwoods Monster comes alive, again!

Master Artist at work!

We would like to thank Frank, Alex and Steve and Frank's Flatwoods crew for their charitable efforts in raising money for baby Ariel Anne and her family over this upcoming Holiday Season.
To see everything that is up for sale to benefit baby Ariel go to:

Saviuk, Feschino, and Markes with finished piece!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Frank Feschino On Future Theater


...Revealed!  Undeclared secret air war with ET!   No one argues about or reasonably contests an assertion made on the radio for over 10 years... (Thanks for playing Docca Joe!) Why?  Because it's too weird to be real and real is what it just might be... The Extraterrestrial Hypothesis so far up your nose you feel alien boot heels scuffing your chin! Very politically incorrect.  Highly strange facts uncontested by nay-sayers lo these many years.  That seems a little odd, eh?  You know, given the peculiarity of the subject matter?  Seems like the skeptibunkies would be crawling all over and beside themselves to get at Frank to shoot him down, eh? An _easy_ mark!  Just before that strutting ufological popinjay James Mosely sloughed his coil he wrote in his last very aptly titled Saucer Smear words to the effect that the war alluded to above couldn't have happened or he'd have heard about it... ...yeah, well... he was just another one of those feeling safe to dismiss the book having not read the book, eh?


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Frank Feschino And The Flatwoods Crew Stand For Baby Ariel Anne

Baby Ariel

Yesterday, Frank Feschino, Jr. called me from Florida to fill me in on something he was organizing with some of his closer friends. He needed my help. Frank explained what he was doing and I quickly agreed to come on board and support him. It was regarding a facilitated charity for a sweet baby girl who was born with a rare brain disorder in Missouri.
I learned this story actually begins many years ago when Frank began his "Flatwoods Monster" research in Flatwoods, West Virginia. Frank had a hard time during the early years of his research into the Flatwoods case, frankly because he was a Yankee outsider. He wasn't readily accepted by the locals hardened by years of abuse by a purposefully sneering media.
That was all about to change though as fate sailed into the picture. Along the "weirding way," one discovers, Frank had occasion to meet and befriend a couple of the locals at last, key persons, as it included the mayor of Flatwoods, the late Mayor Margaret Clise. It was the very substantive she who really went to bat for Frank.

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You see folks, as a child, little Peggy Clise had actually witnessed the burning "Flatwoods Monster" craft pass near her home that night as it flew over the now well-known Flatwoods Elementary School playground on September 12, 1952. Peggy Clise also knew the Flatwoods kids! These are the kids who actually saw the "Monster." Clise, being a witness to the craft just before it had landed, was a true believer all her life... the rest is UFO history as Frank has chronicled.
Indeed, throughout the years, Mayor Clise worked closely with Frank, organized many of his events, and arranged book signings in Flatwoods for Frank. These were held at the Landmark "Grandad's Store" near the Flatwoods Elementary School. Her son, one John Clise, a journalist, also assisted them and wrote many of the press releases for their activities and events. 


In 2009, I was honored to take part in of one of Frank's book signing events in Flatwoods, WV, and I also met Mrs. Clise! I talked with her extensively. I recall her as being intellectually impressive and hugely talented in her own right!
Sadly, Margaret Clise, a former writer of some note by profession, passed away a couple of years ago, but her memory lives solidly on. In the meantime, you see, John Clise began an online newspaper called the Central West Virginian. It covers news stories throughout the central part of the state including Braxton County. Frank and John kept in touch over the years and John even dedicated an ongoing page updating his readers of Frank's "Flatwoods Monster" research, events and books. He titled it, "The Flatwoods Green Monster."
To the chase! It was just last week when Frank went online and read John's paper. He was transfixed. On the electronic page he saw a photo posted of a baby girl, Ariel Peregrino. He was compelled to follow her story across the internet. What he discovered moved him deeply.

Ariel and Cheyenne 

Ariel Anne Peregrino, one finds, was born on January 10, 2012 to the parents of Nicholas and Liz Peregrino of Branson, Missouri. Frank learned that baby Ariel was born with a rare brain disorder called, "Polymicrogyria," or "PMG." This is a syndrome indicating a developmental malformation of the brain. It is characterized by an excessive number of convolutions on the brain's surface! The entire surface, or portions of the surface can be affected to varying degrees, and each case is unique to the individual who has it! PMG effects each person differently and those effects are devastating.
Frank called John Clise the next day and asked after the child. He discovered that Liz Peregrino's dad, Rod Freeman, was a close friend of John Clise and Rod was also a columnist at the Central West Virginian.
Frank learned that Ariel was born in the intensive care unit at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri. There, doctors determined that part of Ariel's brain was deformed, and part of her brain was even missing! During that hospital admittance she had multiple seizures and was even on an oxygen machine. Ariel was then airlifted to the St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis. On her twenty-third day after being born she was diagnosed with, "PMG."
As a result of this disorder, Ariel has always had terrible seizures, and, though these are controlled most of the time now, she also has breathing problems and is perpetually on oxygen." Coal to Newcastle for this poor little darling, she suffers from sleep apnea, has difficulty urinating and, of course, suffers developmental delays. Also injurious, she is mostly blind, yet may be able to see bright colors such as red and yellow, according to doctors. Finally, one of Ariel's legs is shorter than the other. Indeed, as mother Liz points out, "...Ariel was not expected to live past two months of age...," this was according to those same "doctors." Reader, this is only two months after her January 10, 2012 birthday in March of 2012. Baby Ariel will be 2 years old next month in 2014! 

Ariel in CPAC assist

This poor baby has been singled out for extreme travail and could be called courageous and a real fighter. She is certainly loved by many people. The countless prayers of "Ariel's prayer warriors" would seem to be working!
Frank told me, "Alfred, when I heard and read about the problems that this baby has... it just broke my heart, man." He added, "When I saw all of her pictures online, I choked up."
Frank explained, "Since Ariel was born, she's had trouble breathing. Well, she was in the hospital earlier this year sick—she had a lung problem, you see, on top of everything else. Well, little Ariel somehow overcame the lung problem and bounced back!" Frank also said, "I have never seen such a young baby with so many problems who keeps fighting back and overcoming the problems with which she is cruelly faced. This kid is amazing—a real champ!"
Feschino also learned that there is a mystery surrounding the "PMG" syndrome and there is not much known about it. In an online story, Liz Peregrino stated, "It's scary to think how many people are affected by this disorder and that nobody knows anything about it." She adds, "There is so little known about PMG." Liz stated, "It's a horrible diagnosis and there needs to be more information out there."
At this point, Frank went on to explain that the Peregrino family does have insurance for baby Ariel, but the family is being consumed by additional expenses and bills that are predictably not covered, and they are constantly transporting Ariel to therapists, doctors and hospitals around the state. The insurance falls short as could be predicted. 

Cheyenne and Ariel

Ariel's sister Cheyenne is also a champ in her own right; this youngster is trying to understand and cope with the situation at hand and, likewise, is suffering from the ramifications of the severe money problems. Liz stated, "Some of the bills are not covered... anything that's given the kids will appreciate it." She adds, "but I think the awareness is more important. I wouldn't want anyone else to go through this." Ariel's grandfather, Rod Freeman recently said, "If you can help our little granddaughter, Ariel and her family, it would be much appreciated. Thank you and God Bless."
Frank then explained to me, "Alfred, I want to help, too, so I am putting up many collectables for sale from my own UFO collection for the Peregrino family. I obtained them during my long Flatwoods investigation... I am giving back to the others who need it now and John's suffering friends are in need at this time."
Frank stated, "Alfred, you have been to Flatwoods on several occasions with me—you know, we're like a family, the Flatwoods folks and me ...good people." With the holidays right around the corner, Frank Feschino and I are working with Frank's good friend, Steve Markes from the "Tidalwave Comics & Collectibles" store in Daytona Beach, Florida to try and raise some money for Baby Ariel and her family.
For this charitable cause, Frank is graciously donating some of his original "Flatwoods Monster" artwork drawings and other rare items and memorabilia signed by actual "Flatwoods Monster" eyewitnesses from his personal collection. These rare pieces have never been offered to the public before and have been kept in Feschino's private collection for years.
Frank is also selling other items including autographed books, postcards and photos along with these items! These are being sold in lots featured on Facebook. The URLs follow below.
All proceeds from Feschino's collection will go straight to the Ariel Peregrino and her family. This is a rare occasion to obtain a piece of "Flatwoods Monster" and West Virginia history winnowed out by the leading investigator into the case, and most importantly, this is an opportunity to help a great family at the same time for the holidays.
Please visit and "Like" the Tidalwave Page described below, and also Like the Memorabilia Lot Descriptions, too. It is for the best of good causes. This struggling family needs an assist!

Tidalwave Comics and Collectibles

For further information about these items, please go Facebook and look for: Tidalwave Comics and Collectibles

To read about Ariel, please go to Facebook and look for: Prayers for Ariel Peregrino & the Peregrino Family

To read about the Central West Virginian newspaper go to Facebook and look for: The Central West Virginian

To read about Feschino's "Flatwoods Monster" research go to:

Saturday, October 19, 2013

701--The Movie!

...Got a phone call from Frank Feschino last week!  He had just landed in Los Angeles and was setting up camp at the Hyatt Andaz in West Hollywood. That folks, is the Hollywood hotel where A-list rock stars bed-down and get-down; it's also known as "The Riot House." Yes, Feschino was staying at the famed "Riot House" on Sunset Boulevard for three whole, all-expenses-paid, days as a result of an invitation he had accepted to be interviewed for the new, potentially blockbusting, UFO film, 701-The Movie (
"The Riot House"

Yes, after 21-years Frank Feschino, dozens of forgotten Airmen, the townspeople of Flatwoods, WV, and the "Flatwoods Monster" itself, had finally made it to Hollywood, California... ...and was living it up to the tune of 4 and a half stars, too! That's some grand fashion, to say the least!  Vindication at last?  Perhaps!
Now, anyone who's rocked and rolled in the late 1960s and 70s would know this hotel. It was formerly called "The Continental Hyatt House." It was the choice accommodation for rock bands like The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin et sig al.  The hotel was nicknamed, "The Riot House" entirely because of the insanely outlandish antics of numerous rock bands... ...most notably the legendary 70s "Kings of Rock," Led Zeppelin.  Hey, you weren't anybody until you destroyed a room in that hotel!
As for Frank, he'd been an avid Led Zeppelin fan for most of his life! It was an awesome occasion adding real quality to the trip. Frank indeed advised it was the meaningful punctuation for the whole experience. Not only was he to make his debut in a Hollywood film vindicating dozens of brave people and an arduous research, but he was staying at the hotel where John Bonham, the Zeps tireless drummer, raced a roaring motorcycle up and down richly appointed hallways to terrify the straights!  Kid's, don't try this at home.  
Robert Plant Overlooking
Frank shared, "I'd never gotten a chance to meet my favorite drummer, 'Bonzo,' but on several occasions over the years I got to hang out with his son Jason, also a great drummer, during many of his concert tours in and around central Florida." Frank added, "The Andaz employees saw me wearing my Zep T-shirt and told me mindblowing stories about various Zeppelin stays. 
They also directed me to a large, and very famous, photo on the second floor depicting Robert Plant overlooking the city." Frank told me he had his own private driver, too, cruised Sunset Boulevard like a big-shot, and saw a lot of insider Hollywood while in California. The production company was treating him like a king.
Ines Romero 
Frank was interviewed on the second day of his trip by the beautiful Ines Romero, model and actress. He also worked closely with producers James Fox and Tony Cataldo and spent a lot of time talking with famous writer Tracy Torme.
James Fox
Frank said, "These people are among the most dedicated group of persons I've ever met!  They take their UFO business very seriously just as you and I do.  I felt like I was home and among friends!"  He explained, "The producers were great to work with and they treated me with the utmost respect."
Tony Cataldo
"They wanted to talk to me about the Flatwoods Monster incident... wanting this classic case to be a part of their film; I jumped at the opportunity to be interviewed," Frank said. "We had been talking on the phone for months before my actual interview and when we all met, it was like we had known each other for years."  


He continued, "Ines was the person assigned the task of reading my book and doing the interview. ...And, you know, yes indeed, she really did read the book, numerous times it turned out...and she retained it all!  Obviously brilliant, she must have an eidetic memory, too.  Seriously, she knew the fabric of the story as well as I did!" 
Frank pointed out that his painstaking and exhaustive research approach was much appreciated by the production team.  I pointed out to Frank that they had better, you know? 
See, Frank is able to carry a lot of his "hard" evidence around with him.  For this august occasion he'd brought four large spiral-bound notebooks containing copies of his research documents, the complete Sept. 12, 1952 Blue Book case file, many, many photos, and three prints of the professional "Monster" illustrations he'd done himself.  When he met everyone on the set for the first time, he opened up his briefcase, showed them everything... ...and they were stunned with regard to its quantity and quality!
Frank and A. J. Gaveard
They were hugely impressed with the Flatwoods case, is my take. They loved the massive amount of material that Frank had brought along to show them and they were floored when he told them that this was only a miniscule fraction of his research. He told Tracy and Ines that he had twenty more spiral-bound notebooks, all chock full of Flatwoods documentation like the ones he'd brought, plus a storage unit at home filled with a library of books!       
Frank then related that (the stunning!) Ines Romero interviewed him on the set for about 90 minutes before Tracy Torme came in.  The men talked for about 30-plus minutes more... overall just over two hours of an exhaustive interview. Feschino went on, "You see, me and A. J. Gaveard, who had been flown in from Brazil," (and who Frank got to hang out with a little,) "were the last two people to be interviewed for the movie.  We were their exclamation point, I guess"

Ines Romero
Tracy Torme
He added, "I also met some of the other people interviewed for 701 while I was there, and I was also told about the many, many others who were interviewed before me.  I have to say this is the most awesome line-up of persons ever assembled and brought together for a UFO docudrama that I'm aware of.  The producers did an unbelievable job and I am proud beyond words to be a part of this film! I have to mention the production Manager Brooke, too.  She was absolutely great to work with and my hat is off to her for her expertise in the organizing of it all.  It all ticked like a clock"   
Finally, I had to ask Frank, How did the interview go... you know, overall, man?  What's your feel on the efficacy of the whole exercise... could it possibly be another MonsterQuest?  He answered modestly, "Honestly Alfred, the interview I did for this 701 movie, was well, probably the best interview I ever did in my life...and when you see it you will understand... I didn't get the remotest "MonsterQuest" vibe..."  
701 Cameras
He added, "The MonsterQuest show was an amateur job in comparison to the producers and writers who are handling 701-The Movie. From the beginning, I told the 701 people how disgusted I was with the execution of the MonsterQuest episode. After the MonsterQuest shoot in West Virginia, I was completely in the dark, never contacted again and totally unaware of how the show was going to be edited. I didn't see the show until it actually aired. They never even showed the actual 'Flatwoods Monster' in the reenactment segment of the encounter on the farm! That was bad. Unlike the MonsterQuest producers, the 701 people in California are keeping in constant touch with me and working with me every step of the way! Yes, we are all on the same page about portraying the Flatwoods incident correctly! They want to get it right as much as I do!"
Closing, Feschino is working very closely with the 701 producers on an accurate reenactment of the whole "Flatwoods Monster" encounter... It's in the works!  Stay tuned!
Frank Feschino, Jr.
Oh, ...701?  701, reader, is the number of "unknown" cases, read: most compelling ones, in the Official Blue Book Military UFO files, files figuring heavily into Frank's research.  Read on.      -- Alfred Lehmberg

Saturday, October 12, 2013

John Ford On Future Theater

Tonight!  18:00 EST!  
John Ford On Future Theater

"UFO Researcher John Ford Rots in Jail!  The issue? That in a LAWFUL pursuit of goals we all pay lip service to, John Ford, an "everyman," has fallen afoul of an obfuscating and prevaricating criminal machine perhaps near the root of a teasing,ubiquitous, historical, and obvious conspiracy, perhaps even a "highly strange" one!  

Suffolk County, reader, is as historically awash with the highly strange as it is with rank corruption!"

Sunday, September 29, 2013

At Last! Authentic Alien Roswell Images Found!

Finally! Proof that ET crashed at Roswell back in 1947, as reported by the UFO Iconoclasts:The UFO Iconoclast(s): AUTHENTIC ALIEN IMAGES FROM ROSWELL FINALLY FOUND? by Anthony Bragalia I am so relieved, so beside myself! This is huge news everyone! HUGE!

But, let's not get too excited. For these images are not going to be released to us lowly, non-bona fide UFO researchers and Forteans. The images are too pure for that, and we are far too loathsome to be trusted with such evidence. As to the general public, they simply don't count.

Damn! And here I thought we were so close to the big reveal!

Trent photo
Oh well. Maybe next time. Though I doubt it, given the UFO Iconoclast's (a blog I rarely directly mention or relate to, for obvious reasons, despite the fact some UFO and Fortean writers I respect will relate to them) history on such breaking UFO news. Like their *Trent photo stunt awhile back. (Paul and Evelyn Trent, McMinnville, Oregon, 1950:Paul Trent snapped two photos of a UFO over his farm; those photos made international news and to this day have not been proven to be hoaxed.)

*Revisiting the Tempest in a Teapot: McMinnville UFO Photos Faked. Again.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Kate Valentine Goes Off The Air!

WVNJ 1160 AM Tower goes Dead during Talk Show with Feschino and Lehmberg
It was Friday afternoon, September 13, 2013 as Frank Feschino, Jr. and I waited to go live on the "Kate Valentine UFO Show" broadcast from New Jersey. The show airs from 1:00 PM UNTIL 2:00 pm EST and we were both awaiting calls to our respective homes from the studio.
Weeks had been committed to promoting this show and as usual, a lot of preparation had gone into it. Braxton County Monster author Feschino was at his home in Florida and ready for his radio interview with Kate.  He was to premiere and discuss his new "EXPANDED" 2013 book.
Frank explains, "As with any live program, the studio will call me at home a couple minutes before the show to make sure the connection is alright. They usually go over things like checking voice levels, commercial break times... ...stuff like that." 
Frank then relayed what happened just before the show aired last Friday.  
"Well, it was about 12:50—or about 10 minutes before the program was to go on and my phone rang.  I thought it was the studio calling but when I looked at my clock it seemed a little too early.  I picked up the phone and said 'hello' but there was nobody there, just dead silence Alfred, nothing!"  Oddly, and unbeknownst to Frank, I have to report that the same thing happened to me at the same time!  My phone rang and I answered to hissing dead air.  Curious.
Frank continued that he stayed on his dead line for about 30 seconds reasoning that the studio was having trouble connecting with him, so he didn't hang up.  Suddenly, a recording of a "female" voice came on and said, "Your call has ended, thank you, please hang up!"
Feschino reported the call never even started, all he uttered was "hello!"  He said, "I thought that was weird, I have NEVER heard a recording like that before. A few of the usual hangups over the past few weeks but nothing like this.  Something wasn't right, you know, and Alfred... I have an unlisted phone number."  
Frank continued, "At 12:58, the phone rang again and it was the studio. It was the engineer guy, Dave, from Kate's show calling to get me on the air. It was a great connection, loud and clear, and we talked for a few moments. I asked Dave if Alfred was on the line yet.  He said he was calling him next and we were going live shortly. He also told me the times of the commercial breaks were every 15-minutes."            
Well, reader, things got a little weirder that afternoon!  Shortly after Frank and I went on the air, which is also streamed live via the internet, the whole station went down!  Now this is commercial radio folks!  Outage is a big deal!  See, if the ads don't air the station doesn't get paid!
We'd gone on the air after the first commercials just after 1:00 EST. Frank and I were talking with Kate about his research and our conversation was really starting to heat up.  At about the 1:15 mark, Kate abrubtly informed us that the WVNJ tower was down and NOT transmitting a signal! At first, he told me later, Frank thought Kate was kidding us about it.  She was not.
Frank added, "I thought she was joking us until I heard the confusion in the background between the studio tech and Kate. At times, I couldn't tell when we were off the air or on so I was real careful about what I said. Al, I've done a lot of shows over the years and never had this happen to me."  Yes reader, the huge WVNJ transmitting tower in New Jersey went out. This was NOT a joke! 
During a break, Kate and Dave, a seasoned master studio technician, could be frantically heard talking about the problem; Dave was completely in left field about the situation. Our show continued but could only be heard through the live stream presumably. Reader, the WVNJ airwaves feeding the show into New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, hundreds of thousands of potential listeners, went absolutely dead! As we talked, Kate mentioned that this had happened to her live show once before when the topic of the show was Nikola Tesla!
Coincidence? Tesla is another story of betrayal of the people by its Officialdom, just like Flatwoods.
About thirty plus minutes had ticked by until Frank and I could be heard across the WVNJ airwaves once again. The tower was back up and running. Yes, more than half of our live show in which we talked about the UFO events of September 2, 1952, had been missed by the listeners.     
Later, Frank called Stanton Friedman on the phone and explained what had happened. Stanton told Frank that he had been told of other instances, years ago, where radio transmission losses had occurred during live UFO radio broadcasts. 
Dave and Kate are still in the dark about the transmission tower going dead during our show last Friday, and no explanation has been offered yet.  Sure, outages just happen, but in as much as that's playing with house-money it's avoided like a cash-draining plague, eh?  It's odd and unusual.
It's odder, though, and even more unusual, when the subject being discussed live is a massive evidentiary trail pointing to a conjectured secret and undeclared air-war with ET, a war where men and equipment are lost and UFOs are crash-landing all over West Virginia, September 12, 1952!  It is then that an "outage" becomes "suspicious."

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Kate Valentine UFO Show

Kate Valentine UFO Show
Sept. 13, 2013  13:00 EST 
Behind the Scenes of...
The Braxton County Monster 

Frank Feschino and I are comparing notes for the "Kate Valentine UFO Show" for this Friday Sept. 13. I'll be appearing with Frank.
I just spoke to him on the phone to run over a few things before we hit the air waves this week with Ms Valentine. During our conversation, Frank spoke, as he always does, candidly and openly to me. He had some interesting things to say about his "Flatwoods Monster" research and... oh well not to put too fine a point on it!  Har!
Anyway, Feschino said, "Alfred, since I went public with my research you are one of the few writers actually visiting the Bailey Fisher Farm in Flatwoods, seeing the landing site, the tree and even met "Monster" eyewitness Fred May. You even met first person radio reporter John Barker and former mayor of Flatwoods, Peggy Clise [a very private and sober person] who saw the famous UFO pass near her house that night. I am happy that you took the time to really examine the facts of this case and I remain impressed how superbly you covered accurately—and so movingly—the Flatwoods incident in your articles." 
Frank continued, "You know, when you are there on the site and see everything—the layout of the property and all—it all makes so much more sense. That is what is what I try to explain to my readers in the book with words and pictures and to my listeners on the radio." I have to add that the interested can see some of it in his new video on YouTube.
He went on to say, "It wasn't always that easy to get around in Flatwoods and have access to the farm and other locations where everything happened that night. When you stir in trying to talk to the original witnesses, well... ...forget about it! Burned and shy they want nothing to do with you!  When I first started going there years ago, I was an outsider—even though I had family in town! You see, I was from a city in Connecticut and the second I opened up my mouth and started to talk to the locals, they knew I wasn't from 'around these parts.' " 
"At first, it was tough and the locals treated me like $#!#  ...I thought, wow, I'd always heard country folk were supposed to be down to earth and hospitable... but no one would talk to me, Alfred. It was a real struggle." 
Frank added, "I would walk into a crowded local restaurant at lunch time, sometimes with my big video camera, and you would have thought I had walked in with an assault rifle! Everyone stopped eating and talking and looked at me—you could hear the proverbial pin drop.  Needless to say, I never traveled alone up there, especially in the less populated areas. I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say to me, 'We don't talk about the monster 'round here no more, boy.' A couple of times I was threatened—even mildly assaulted—and on other occasions was ordered to leave the property."  
Frank explains further, "As time went on, I understood why I was being shunned away by the locals and why no one would talk to me. Flatly, they were tired of the years of the ridicule, of abuse and of being the brunt of jokes from the whole World... and believe me, I heard most of those jokes, myself, Alfred! 
"See, in the beginning, they thought I was just another half-ass reporter there to write one more stupid Halloween story about the "Monster" read: there to make fun of them."  He adds, "Then a door opened, I eventually talked to Mrs. May, the Davis family, the Mayor of Flatwoods and it snowballed progressively from there. On the strength of these initial interviews some kind of Rubicon was crossed! Abrubtly, I intervewed Colonel Leavitt, A. Lee Stewart, Jr. and all the others... more all the time." 
Frank adds slyly, "You know why they finally talked Alfred, I had to prove myself to all of them before they'd let me in... and I did prove myself. I brought up all my research and data including the Blue Book files and laid it all out in front of them. Literally, whoever's house I stuff was laid out all over the room!" 
"One day I was at Mrs. May's house. You should have seen Mrs. May's face when I first handed her the huge Blue Book case file for September 12, 1952. She was sitting in her easy chair and was shocked by the size of it. Then when I showed her the Air Force's "meteor" conclusion in the 10073 Record card.  That really disappointed her. 
As she flipped through the book, Mrs. May had no idea of the amount of UFO sightings occurring around the country that night. She kept shaking her head. You see Alfred, she went through a lot of aggravation with the media back in 52, and that "meteor" explanation I showed her really floored the lady. As she sat in that chair in her living room... proverbial pins were dropping again. I remember, it was lunch time and I broke the awkward and uncomfortable silence by talking about lunch and then ordered a pizza from the nearby Pizza Hut. She was really hurt, Alfred.  ...Just another betrayed old lady citizen to the engineers of the cover-up, eh?"    
"I valued and cultivated my friendly relationship with the Mays; I was constantly mailing stuff to the family and all the others involved, and we all talked on the phone a lot. Yes, I became accepted and you know what?!  Well, all of those folks in Flatwoods really were great and hospitable people... and man, could they cook a meal! I always put on weight going to West Virginia." 
"Anyway, suddenly, and not so ironically, accepted by the locals I found myself being in the same boat with the locals when my books and research were released ...I was being ridiculed by the skeptics and was joked at and hooted down... just as they had been for 60 years!"  
"Now I know how they felt, but consider Alfred... I have the evidence to back up it now!  I can tell the reader what actually happened up there!  We are redeemed!  We!  Are! Redeemed!  
...And it's not over yet! Al, I am still looking into the case as you know... I probably always will. Seriously, on reflection the making of my book over the past 21-years could be a book in itself with everything that has happened along the way!"  
"Making all this bearable and even achievable is the support of good men like you Alfred, you and Stanton Friedman and the many others who have come forward and believed in this case!  The people of Flatwoods are not the brunt of jokes anymore. I think this generation of people are more open to the 'Flatwoods Monster' case. More people believe the incident was ET related and heavily dismiss the cockamamie owl and meteor story." 
"Alfred we have a lot of stuff to talk about concerning the expanded book on Kate's show this Friday. Thanks for coming on board with me."               
Again  Frank's new Expanded 2013 "Braxton County Monster" book will be premiered on Friday, September 13, 2013 on the KATE VALENTINE UFO SHOW.  Listen in or make a toll free call!

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Braxton County Monster

The well-known "Washington area meteor" quoted from Blue Book was not well known, had nothing to do with Washington, and was not even a meteor.  It was too slow, moved too erratically, was seen over too wide an area, and hung around too long.  More on this in a moment.

This above book is not just another story about the "Flatwoods Monster," reader, it is an in depth and well-researched vehicle detailing the very significant UFO flap occurring over the United States on September 12, 1952. Yes, Frank Feschino, the author and researcher who spent 21-years investigating this famous alien close encounter, has established a definite pattern of UFO sightings occurring across the Eastern States on that particular day, and with history showing that the 9-12-52 flap of UFO sightings has never been paralleled!  The "Braxton County Monster" case was much more than an encountered monster in Flatwoods, West Virginia, reader.  Much, much more.

See, to establish what occurred that day, Feschino used various sources from Project Blue Book: Official Government documents, newspaper articles, first-hand eyewitness interviews and other documented sources, to recreate the UFO events of that day. To date, his ongoing research has turned up increasing amounts of evidence buttressing the story ark of his recently released book edition. The third if I'm not mistaken. His research now solidly establishes that there were 116 documented locations in 10 Eastern States where witnesses saw and reported several different UFOs that had flown over, landed or crashed during 21 hours of sustained activity!  21 HOURS of sustained activity, reader!  What meteor does that?

See, and for the official record, the USAF in their "Project Blue Book 10073 Record Card" concluded differently. Oddly enough, Blue Book officials attributed these UFO sightings to a lone bolide or single meteor. The conclusion reached was stated as, "Astronomical." In the "Comments" section of this document, they also stated:

"The West Virginia Monster so called. Actually the object was the well known Washington area meteor of 12 Sep. landing near Flatwoods, W.Va. Have confirmation of an Astronomy Club from Akron, Ohio. Letter from E.C. [blacked out] President-Akron Astronomy Club." (sic)  I offer any meteor of the size described landing at Flatwoods would have made it "Flattened Woods," eh?

In the letter written by the president of the "Akron Astronomy Club" in Ohio, the Air Force agreed with the club's president that the object was a "Typical meteorite (fireball)." Yet, this same document stated the "Fireball" was traveling at "27 miles per second," had a duration of only, "5-6 seconds," and was seen at "Approximately 7:00 p.m. EST."  Note the time.

The sighting of this alleged meteor was also reported in "The New York Times" in an article, "Flame Over Washington." It reported, "A brilliant flame apparently a meteor, flashed across the sky of the nations capital tonight...The blazing object moved horizontally across the heavens and came 'awfully low.'"

Additionally, the "Project Blue Book 10073 Record Card," also stated the time of the object's sighting in Flatwoods had actually occurred at, "TIME: 1930" or "7:30 p.m. EST."

Let us take a closer look at this data as presented by the Air Force.

Flatwoods, WV is about 206 miles west of Washington, D.C. Now I ask the reader, why did it take 30 minutes for the "Well known Washington area meteor" to travel 206 miles to Flatwoods, when it's actual velocity was recorded as, "27 miles per second"?  That's just to start.

Let us take a further look at what Feschino has discovered during his ongoing 21 year investigation. He utilized hundreds of pages of UFO sightings data, dissected all the information extant and plotted the points of the 116 locations of UFO sightings over 10 eastern states on a "Master Map." Yes reader, the events of this case are very well documented!  There's no puzzle anymore!  Readers can piece it together themselves from the now public record!

Frank also recorded the eyewitness descriptions of these objects, the times they were seen across the country and recorded their directional headings, as well. He also recorded the landings of other objects and pinpointed the areas where some UFOs had actually crash landed!  None of the adjacent "points" knew of one another yet the map has a cartiological and chronological consistency which can be achieved no other way but the actuality of real UFO sightings.  This is stunning all by itself.

Next, Feschino was able to form definite patterns from these plotted points creating numerous solid flight path trajectories of several different UFOs which cannot be denied. Feschino's data clearly shows us that there were actually several different UFOs passing over throughout the eastern United States in this 21 hour period, NOT one fireball meteor!

Feschino also discovered there were four "damaged" UFOs actually making a total of 13 crash landings in three Eastern States that night. The author was able to track these four damaged objects and
pinpoint their locations precisely as they repeatedly crash-landed, took off, and then flew across the United States that night. Additionally, Frank found eight landing sites in three states where other UFOs had touched down during the times the damaged UFOs were crashing!

One "fireball meteor," reader?  Right!

Not hardly... For example, read some of the following quotes appearing in various USAF "Tentative Witness Observers Questionnaire" forms sent back to Project Blue Book by American citizens, who saw the UFOs on Sept. 12, 1952:

* "Can't imagine what it was. It looked like an exploding plane."

* "The object looked like an oval roman candle, descending at the speed and angle of a passenger plane...How far was it from you? Near enough for us to debate stopping the car for fear of what might happen when it landed."

* "This THING was being flown."

* "I have seen many meteors -this was not one - much too large...It did not fall to earth."

* "The newspaper said it was a meteor, but it had no tail. and was not falling and was larger than any meteor that I ever saw."

* It dove toward the ground. It sort of leveled off and disappeared."

* "...As big as a dirigible."

*"It looked like a plane on fire... Gliding toward the ground."

*"About the speed of a plane... heading toward the ground."

Other eyewitness accounts appeared in various newspapers around the country. Some examples of these eyewitness accounts stated the following information about these UFOs:

* "It looked like a giant skyrocket and there was a bright light. The light seemed to go out just before the thing hit and it looked like a very, very faint puff of smoke rose where it landed."

* "It was very close and at first I thought it was an airplane in trouble. It looked as though some little pieces fell from it. It seemed to fall right into South Hills."

* "It seemed to be 20 or 30 feet across. I don't think it was a meteor, because it looked like it stopped - right in mid-air just before it came down."

* "The object gave off a 'putt-putt' noise and a piece of it fall off near the airport."

* "The object was variously reported to have made hissing sounds and to have backed up and started over."

* "Patrolmen reported sighting what they believed to be distress flairs from the ground where the object was supposed to have fallen."

* "The thing seemed to burst as it went down over some trees of a mountaintop."

Reader, this is only the trickling tributary of the AMAZON of information appearing in Frank C. Feschino's "Updated and Revised Edition" book.   There is much, much more: a plethora and feast of jaw-dropping info moving a readers sensibilities to a new place, or at least an evolved "think" regarding Humankind's place in a multitude of universes.

In closing, according to Frank Feschino there are NO Astronomy records in the world recording a meteor or meteor shower occurring over the United States on on that fateful night in September... other than the one proffered by Project Blue Book!  I suspect that must mean something, eh?


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Michael Shermer on...some kind of ET show

Yesterday I turned on the television hoping to find some para-tainment program to calm that positively thrilling feeling of folding and putting away the clean laundry. Stumbled on some kind of show to do with aliens, but don't recall what it was. I think it was on the H2 (History channel 2) but not sure. The date was fairly recent; from this year.

Talk was of ancient aliens, and skeptics were giving their two cents, Michael Shermer being one of them. Now, one can have any opinion they care to about the ancient alien theory or anything at all to do with UFOs, ET, aliens, but you do not get to say "This is the way it is."

So, Shermer is almost angry, stating that there is "absolutely no evidence" (paraphrasing) of alien intervention/interference. None. No evidence. "Pulling things in from here and there and everywhere to make up an ancient alien theory." (paraphrasing.) Well, "pulling things in from here, there..." does not make something untrue or invalid by that action alone. And those seemingly random unconnected things, which I assume Shermer was insinuating they were and therefore, invalid, does indeed make a pattern. The point is, Shermer, like all skeptoids, confuse evidence with proof. There is a massive heaping pile of evidence. Anyone who still chooses to say otherwise is either lying outright, or truly ignorant. The issue isn't the "lack" of evidence, it's how one interprets that evidence.

The second ridiculous thing Shermer said was that "There is no proof aliens are here, have been here..none. Because it didn't happen. It couldn't happen." (paraphrasing.) Now, that's pretty astounding actually. How does he know? He doesn't, of course. Granted, most of us don't, but at least those that say otherwise have directly experienced something -- non-human entities, weird creatures, reptilians, just for starters -- and have a lot more to stand on than Shermer's opinion on the subject.

Why shows continue to have sketpoids on I'm not sure. Producers will tell you it's part of the need for balance and fairness, which is untrue, given the producers own agendas in twisting the topics to where they want them to go.  If anything, it's simply action -- the battle between skeptoid debunker and "believer"  as entertainment. More "excitement" equals more ratings.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Art 1. Optical Design - StumbleUpon

Like this technique. I've played around with line designs and some were quite beautiful, but I've so far kept them black and white. This color technique gives a lot more to play with. While the image shown at this link: Art 1. Optical Design - StumbleUpon is a design, I can just picture this simple use of color, shading and lines used in alien type illustrations :)

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