Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The ETH Revalidated: Such Seems So!

"The ETH only needs to be 'validated' by those who
have not had the experience themselves of something so
incontrovertible it robs them of the luxury of doubt."  -- John Velez

The ETH Revalidated: Such Seems So!
by Alfred Lehmberg

The wholly extraterrestrial and so alien "other" (ET) is furtively regarded—and with all trepidation—early in the 21st Century.  ...Avoided assiduously. This avoidance encourages a manner facilitating an allowance for one to keep a certain "distance" from even the concept of same, as the mere concept seems the quintessential slippery slope to a, forget justified, philosophical chaos... ...unsettling even as it is inevitable.   Still, one does not catch a train by letting it run them down.
This avoidance is even as one is compelled by history or circumstance to make the admission that "such" must indeed be "so" without regard to slopes slippery or otherwise.  I know it's a game changer and huge sacrifices, likely, must be made... ...even where cosmic gains are as possible.  That doesn't give it a pass or remotely excuse it.   The perspicacious man doesn't search for answers, he faces them.
This writer's position is not lightly taken.  Seven massive categories of compelling evidence is a provocative encouragement that "such is so."  The corroborating involvement of vetted associates with abundant intelligence and research experience says "such is so."  Personal experience in an honest individual's felt presence of the moment  says "such is so."  Such would seem... and decidedly, so.  Consistency is as consistency does, good reader.  
There are reasons alluded to as regards our trepidation, such as they are, for the "facilitation of denial" also alluded to above.  These include (1) reflexive fear of the unknown, (2) reactionary knee-jerk rejections of even constructive change, (3) overly conservative concerns regarding the invalidation of previously held but now justifiably challenged faiths or mores, or (4), just not wanting to re-do work thought done.  On the whole: not the bravest of "reasons," eh?
Yeah... ET would change everything, but given the current state of affairs that might not be a bad thing.  Wouldn't it unite us at the least? 
Be that as it may, over the years this rejection of the ET infects even the study of an "admitted" ET, itself.  Resolved!  There is a dense plethora of explanatory alternatives to ET providing for that "distance," one can readily see. 
Consider the Extra-dimensional Hypothesis (Occupied adjacent dimensions, but us, comfortingly).   Behold the Extra-chronological Hypothesis (Time Travelers, but us, comfortingly).  Review the Intra-terrestrial Hypothesis (Hollow Earth, but us, comfortingly).  Regard the Crypto-terrestrial Hypothesis (Of the Earth though perceived with extreme difficulty, but us, essentially).  There is even an Entheogenic Hypothesis: the "Alien" tuned in to receptive consciousness made receptive by psychedelic substances like LSD, DMT, or Ayahuasca.  That one may not be as crazy as it sounds, still it's something of a long-shot. There are more of these "alternatives"; that's what plethora means
What do they hold in common?  All move evidential goal posts decidedly further and further away from the existential or provable; indeed there becomes no "proof" enough!  ET becomes a shadow—a mere suggestion of itself and "plausibly deniable" for its aforementioned shadowiness.  Consider now, reader, that Humanity is no shadow and is entirely existential... this is demonstrated as a result of ones felt personal experience which is totally inured in the corporeal.  Here.  Now.  Real!  Follow?
Stanton Friedman, who does not find my thesis entirely revolting, alludes to these alternative hypotheses as the "ABA" conjectures. "Anything But Aliens." The Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH) remains; however, so far up our ufological nose we do indeed feel alien boot heels scuffing collective chins!
How does that happen? How can such a high degree of "certitude" be justified?  Well, as a result of being able to use the unquestioned reality—the unquestioned existentiality—of ourselves as the extant proof of that contention, reader!  Here's how that might work.
First: Yes.  The ETH is correct. This is true whether or not any of the more unlikely hypotheses exist and are correct.  They can exist; nevertheless, the ETH is, at the last, the more likely to be the correct conjecture. One can arrive at this conclusion handily, themselves, if one remembers the old saw regarding (1) unending time, (2) abundant monkeys, and (3) plentiful typewriters. Shakespeare does indeed get tapped out—eventually—even if not in the best spelling, eh?
See, anything that can, and remotely, "happen"... ...happens, given time. When it does that, when something makes that "occurrence," into our corporeal existentiality, Alfred North Whitehead, for one, allowed as how it would seem to exceed some kind of " 'expression' formality" or " 'event' threshold." A subsequent occurrence, then, seems almost encouraged... almost like a proof of concept was all that was necessary for a reproduction to be possible...eh?  Then?  ...And not ending there... It happens, again.  How often?
Consider, for example: fact, the nascent universe foments bigger suns than Sol to form. Fact, Fusion physics dictates that iron is the last element able to be made in that fusion process in any of them.  Fact, fusion just doesn't have the juice to go any further.  From where, then, must come the remaining elements beyond Iron on the periodic table and observable in our universe?   
Observe: in the cosmic cosmos relatively fresh from its big bang, and in the furious bowels of the monstrous stars aforementioned, paired silicon atoms are "produced" then they try, fail, and then try, try again... to combine into humble iron. Eventually, with so many silicon atoms trying... and, with so much time available? Heat?  Pressure?  Energy?  An iron atom (*ping*) occurs... is fused from the two silicon atoms.
The occurrence of that iron atom doesn't happen just once, mind. Formality achieved? It's recurrence traces an asymptotic and accelerating curve of manufacture so fast and extreme that the newly created and quickly amassed iron—an element able to suck up huge amounts of excess heat as a feature of its new design as an inviolate element—abruptly puts the star's fire, instantly, out!
...Huge masses of boiling matter once held suspended in a heretofore hellish conflagration of fusion fire now crash in a cosmic crush to a center mass! The resultant rebounding explosion, or super nova, has all the power to manufacture the elements passed IRON that fusion could not and then scatters them to the starry stellar reaches on its fiery cosmic winds.
Those additional elements are on the way to the self-aware intelligence we are speaking of, recall, occurring in a manner analogous to the iron above. Nothing happens once is the point. If it happened? It is happening!  It's happening now!  It will happen!
Be aware a self-aware and consequence understanding intelligence "happened," in this universe.  It was ourselves.

...But not just once, I remind a patient reader, no.  ...Many, many times, right here on this planet. Many different species of bipedal tool using hominid had religion and considered an afterlife.  Don't kid yourself that your species was the miracle jewel in creation's crown, eh?
Meet the folks, indeed...
...And not just hominids. Cetacean expressions in whales and dolphins... Then through Avian expressions in parrots and crows, even to mollusca: squid and octopus... vast expressions of self-aware intelligence right on this planet!  Intelligence abounds right here!  The suggestion that it has occurred elsewhere is emboldened of needs!
Truly, when a cornucopia of thousands of galaxies of unknown stars can be masked with a grain of sand held at arm's length at any point in the sky one would care to hold it... ...what does that say regarding the time and opportunity for adjacent self-aware intelligences, beyond ourselves, to have sprung into existence everywhere else?  Wither, yon!
See, we know they're "there" precisely because we're "here." This is without regard to foolish and pretty cowardly notions that it doesn't matter, anyway, allowing they can't get here because we can't get there... eh?  What pompous and unjustified hubris!
No, a wide smear of craft, competence and capability in that expressed universal self-awareness dictates that they can get here... and remembering 7 categories of evidence pertaining to just that? Have! You didn't think we'd be anywhere near the top in a list of these occurrences, did you?  Don't.  I offer you're better served sans any hubris, at all.
...Very politically incorrect. Then, real Science and Philosophy often are.
It's a rabbit hole... sure.  But then everything is, eh?  We don't even understand ourselves, it is clear, awash in Whitehead's fallacy of "mis-placed concreteness..." everything you "know" is wrong...    Still... if we see a rabbit we can look around and expect to find another kind of rabbit... bird ...even a person if you consider something like Australopithecus' nascent person above... I would go on to logically presume another self-aware intelligence capable of abstract thought somewhere else in a vast, vast universe.  Seems abundantly reasonable to me...
Consequently, I find I have to wonder at the reluctance of most people to even consider the potentiality, or sneer at same.  Perhaps it's like the difference between UAP (Unexplained aerial Phenomena) and UFO.  The former is wholly unexplained, a nebulous phenomena, and does not even have to BE there, eh?  Folks can keep it at a distance...
The latter, on the other hand, is identified as "there" at the start and presumes an association with intelligence—"them"... The "other."  ...Up your nose as I pointed out earlier... I happily eschew the UAP for the UFO!
...Just recently, reader, a heretofore unfound tribe of forest people, AND UNBELIEVABLY, too, were discovered deep in the uncharted tracts of the Amazon Rain Forest... and this in the 21st Century?  Making no judgment on the quality of either I point out that to them... We're the other!   The ET, simply, is as we are.  We're better served and serve each other better embracing that... none dare call it, "fact."

Sunday, September 21, 2014

David Jacobs On Coast To Coast AM...

David Jacobs has risen once again from his moldy crypt of deleterious ufological retrograde to appear on the increasingly irrelevant George Noory version of Coast To Coast AM, a program so insipid and cognitively bereft that Art Bell has ordered the program to stop mentioning his name as a historical taproot or fellow... and to which I'd long cancelled this writer's subscription.  Among the highlights of the, in my opinion entirely disingenuous, appearance: 


Thursday, September 11, 2014

"Flatwoods Monster" Movie?

Caricature by Dennis Rano 
"Flatwoods Monster" Movie? 
62 Year Anniversary of the “Flatwoods Monster” Incident
by Alfred Lehmberg

Author Frank Feschino, Jr. has worked continuously for more than two decades on various aspects of his ongoing and seemingly bottomless “Flatwoods Monster” research project. For ten of those years he's traveled the length and breadth of the whole nation presenting lectures on and exhibits regarding that research.  In the past three years—and recovering splendidly from the publisher botched first edition in 2004—he's released two revised “Braxton County Monster” books, appeared on numerous radio shows/live pod-casts, completed countless newspaper interviews, was feted at many book signings or meets and greets, and then put together a compelling film documentary which can be viewed free of charge on YouTube.com titled The Braxton County Monster/Flatwoods Monster: book by Feschino... très bien, eh?

Hugely significant, Frank was flown to California just last fall to contribute an interview about his “Flatwoods Monster” investigation for James Fox's UFO docudrama 701-The Movie.  Such has been so.

There is something out there...

Since then he's made some more public appearances and been interviewed on more radio programs, sure, but lately things had been quiet on the Feschino front.  What's up?

Now, in the past when Feschino had dropped off the radar and disappeared from the public eye like this it's meant but one thing: he's busy working on something substantive providing for an expanding support involving his research projects.

Well, reader, true to form, it seems he was involved in just such a matter!

This year, it being the 62nd anniversary of the "Flatwoods Monster" incident and with September 12th fast approaching, I spoke to Frank on the phone to see what he has been up to—get spun up on the "what was what."   Indeed, he's updated me with some new information about his latest initiative: it's a toe-curler.

Cutting right to the chase, Feschino advises that he has been working on and putting the finishing touches to no less than a movie treatment of the “Flatwoods Monster” incident!  See, to date he has led the longest and most productive investigation into the “Flatwoods Monster” case, in history!  Thus, he proves himself an authority on this highly strange incident after 22 years of truly unparalleled research.

Feschino, remember, is an author, an illustrator, a photographer and a competent video camera operator.  A quick back-story on Frank: for four years he was trained in illustration at the prestigious Paier School of Art by world-class artists Rudolph Zallinger, John Massimino and Kenneth Davies. He's also studied photography for professional applications.

During Feschino’s investigation he used his extensive art training alluded to, for example, when he could sit down with original witnesses and draw “police-style” renderings as these witnesses described their “Flatwoods Monster” or the "Braxton County UFOs" to him.  Frank also painted or penciled the dozens of illustrations he used for his books and took all the photographs contained in his books as well.

At Phillips Jr. College, Frank was trained by Hollywood steady-cam operator, Richard Davis, where he excelled in the operation of same. Too, Feschino studied the myriad aspects of film or video production but received his Associates Degree in production and business.  Feschino is by no means unqualified.

Subsequently, Frank’s camera operation and directing skills had enabled him to record many of the witnesses involved in the Flatwoods case throughout the years. Most of these taped interviews are the only ones in existence, I'm told, thus making Feschino most singular on the blame line for untangling the truth about the Flatwoods case and preserving it for an unvarnished, and so braver, history.

Additionally and for the record, reader, during Frank’s investigation he also accumulated the largest collection of "Flatwoods Monster" documentation from around the world. He amassed a huge collection of military books and attendant documents gathering countless periodicals from that 1952 era as well.  All of this material is the mortar used in his investigation: flesh and sinew for organ on bone.  The movie treatment must breath the spark of life to this living thing.

With all of this data in hand, forgetting Feschino's art, essay, photography and production skills, he also constructed a highly detailed and painstakingly accurate storyboard presentation of the “Flatwoods Monster” incident for his treatment!  This alone would rightfully encourage appointing him subject matter expert on a project competent to have provided the foundation for his film.  There is no one close to Feschino in this regard as it pertains to the history of 1952, the Summer Of Saucers, Military Involvement, and September 12th 1952, The Flatwoods Affair.   The closest would be the Great Wendy Connors, but she, missing key evidence in Project Blue Book unavailable to her when she did her research, got it wrong.

The great Wendy Connors

Moreover, if you haven’t noticed reader, since Feschino’s original book was published ten years ago and with the release of additional information in his subsequent books, the popularity of the "Flatwoods Monster" incident has continued to escalate on a worldwide scale. In a nutshell, Feschino has single-handedly resurrected the “Flatwoods Monster” incident by uncovering the truth regarding one of the biggest UFO cover-ups in our Nation's history!  I digress, but soon it must be that a "knee" is reached and the curve of an aggregate interest in the history of 1952 goes asymptotic, straight up—Saturn Rocket-like at a big fraction of light speed!  Whoosh!

Now, during our recent conversation Feschino further explained that his “Flatwoods Monster” movie idea has been on his agenda ever since going to film school in the early 1990s.  Mr. Davis, Feschino’s mentor at film school, worked closely with Frank and strongly encouraged him to follow through with his project. A "pro" advises a story well chased! His focus on same has been undaunted!

Throughout the years since I first met Frank, he'd casually mention the movie idea to me over the phone or when we'd traveled out on a book signing engagement... but he never elaborated on it. Currently, behind the scenes, Frank explained to me what actually inspired and prompted him to begin writing a “Flatwoods Monster” movie treatment by himself.

Back in 2007 Feschino had received a phone call from a well-known screenplay writer in California. Frank had just published his book, "Shoot Them Down-The Flying Saucer Air Wars of 1952." You see, this writer, a writer who had a credential writing a blockbuster screenplay for Steven Spielberg incidentally, said he needed assistance concerning a scene he was writing for a UFO movie project.

Well, as Frank explains, the scene involved an aerial encounter between a USAF jet fighter and a flying saucer over the Washington, DC area.  This was, of course, based on the actual events occurring in July of 1952 during the infamous "Summer Of Saucers."

Since Frank had written extensively about the July 1952 Washington sightings in two chapters of his Shoot Them Down, he gladly agreed to help the writer with the scene. It was an honor for Frank. The "screenplay writer" talked with Frank at length, read Feschino’s chapters, and they corresponded over the next few weeks while the scene was being hammered out.

Finally, when the aerial encounter scene was finished, the writer called Frank back in Florida and read it to him over the phone. Frank said he was amazed as the screenplay writer read the script scene to him, bringing his writing to life...it was awesome, but something was wrong.

The writer had made a technical mistake, concerning the Air Force jet fighter involved Frank quickly picked up on the disconnect and cued the writer, providing connection. Subsequently, the writer had to go back, correct the problem, and rewrite the scene.

A couple of calls later, it was finished and polished, reread to Frank, receiving Feschino's stamp.  Feschino explained that he can't reveal any additional details about this particular UFO project because it is being kept "confidential"...Hollywood secrecy stuff, eh? The point is that by this point in time, Feschino told me that he knew he could write a movie treatment of his own about the “Flatwoods Monster” incident.  I'm not surprised.

In addition to his production training at film school, Frank had learned a lot by working with the aforementioned  screen writer in California and now, with several books to his credit, he began to write his own treatment.  ...And who better than the person obsessed with the existential reality of 22 years of painstaking research, eh?
Frank told me the amount of attention that he has recently received in 2014 from Television documentary producers across the globe is overwhelming. Since the spring of 2014, Feschino has been contacted and has spoken to TV producers from Great Britain, Canada, Japan and the United States. This is encouraging but the “Flatwoods Monster” incident has more than just documentary potential...it has the makings for a full-blown Feature Film!  Consider compelling evidence for an undeclared air war between the US and ET to see what I mean. 

It's an astonishing tale... almost too astonishing; what if it's true?
Feschino testifies that his “Flatwoods Monster” movie is based on the actual 1952 incident and has all the key ingredients to be a real blockbuster. He added that the storyline is better than any Sci-Fi or UFO genre action movie produced in recent years and with a great team of producers, Hollywood could do real justice to this compelling story based on fact as peculiar as those facts are.

We could only hope for the best as that crow flies, eh reader?  Feschino didn’t elaborate but told me his story contains flashbacks between 1952 and the present, involves aerial dogfights, missing pilots, a romance weaved in to the storyline and of course the 12-foot-tall “Monster.” Even though the story is based on actual events, Feschino said he added a small amount of fiction to the story to carry the storyline. He paused then and said, “Well, maybe it really isn't all fiction!”

Anyway, Feschino claims that his “Flatwoods Monster” story is action-packed and has such a shocking ending that people will be knocked out of their socks and talking about it for years.  I'm compelled to take him at his word.

Cake Icing, Feschino is quite the music aficionado.  He told me that he also met a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist in Orlando, Florida, recently, and discussed his “Flatwoods Monster” project with him. I hate to do this to you reader, but I can’t disclose who it is now—more of that secrecy stuff—but I will tell you that he played lead guitar on one of the biggest hit songs in rock history!

Feschino commented, "After seeing this legendary performer on stage throughout the years, including sold out concerts at Madison Square Garden, it seemed surreal to be sitting at a table with him and giving him a one on one lecture about the Flatwoods case."

As their meeting unfolded, Feschino explained the “Flatwoods Monster” incident to him and then took out a set of his three “Flatwoods Monster” art prints from his portfolio, laid them on the table and used them to assist in the telling of the story; Frank then presented them to the guitarist. The musician asked Frank if he would sign them for him and signed three music pieces for Frank as well. “He was really a down to earth guy and was very knowledgeable on the UFO subject,” Feschino added.  There are many rock and roll types who are serious students of the ufological.

After talking privately for almost an hour, Feschino offered that he was writing a movie treatment for the story. The famous guitarist then told Feschino that he would love to have "first crack at doing the soundtrack for it," and said he "always wanted to do a soundtrack for something like this." Feschino said he would surely contact him, then handed him two information packets about the "Flatwoods Monster." Their meeting closed when contact numbers were exchanged between Frank and the guitarist’s agent.

Yes reader, Feschino is very confident in his UFO project and newly written piece and is now open to discussion with serious producers interested in making a “Flatwoods Monster” movie based on his work. Remember, that you read about it here first, reader.

Now, on to Flatwoods itself for a brief historical overview regarding one of the top news stories of 1952 (in the Top Five this writer understands), the “Flatwoods Monster” incident, involving an alien encounter between a gigantic 12-foot-tall crash occupant shot down by US forces ordered to do so, and a group of small town Flatwoods, WV residents.

In honor of the 62nd anniversary of the “Flatwoods Monster” incident, the authority on this subject, Frank C. Feschino, Jr., has compiled the following quotes, which represent some of the best-recorded writings of the event in the media and various publications over the past 62-years.  This is just a sampling. Prepare to be stunned.

1952. “I will file this story in my archives as one of the top stories of the day. Daniel Seymour; Master of ceremonies for NBC television talk show, We The People.

1953. “On September 12, 1952, the nation’s wire services crackled with the news of a 10-foot red-faced monster, which sprayed a foul, sickening gas and sent seven Flatwoods, W. Va. residents into panic. Gray Barker; FATE Magazine, January 1953.

1954. “One has the impression that here, some entity was clad in a giant spacesuit and equipped to withstand differential pressures and the gravity and atmosphere, unlike the world it came from.” Harold T. Wilkins; Flying Saucers on the Attack.

1956. “What happened to the Monster? Braxton County Woman Feels Glowing Object was Jet Ship. Discovery in 1952 stirred up nationwide ‘Martian’ debate.” Donald Seagle; The Charleston Gazette newspaper.

1959. “Those who saw the thing were terrified. Those who investigated were it convinced it had been there. But what it was and where it came from constitute the mystery of the Flatwoods Monster.” Frank Edwards; Stranger Than Science. 

1963. “The final incident in the summers panic occurred on the evening of September 12 when a family group near the town of Sutton, West Virginia, saw a flaming object flash across the sky and apparently land on a nearby hill.” Donald Menzel and Lyle Boyd; The World of Flying Saucers.

1966. “The flash had spotlighted an immense, man-like figure with a blood-red face and greenish eyes that blinked out from a pointed hood. The party was in definite agreement about one characteristic of the alien and that was the sickening odor it seemed to emit.” Brad Steiger; Strangers from the Skies.

1967. “Probably the most frightening landing incident on record, considering the physical description of what was thought to be an occupant and its actions, is the Flatwoods, West Virginia incident.” Coral and Jim Lorenzen; Flying Saucer Occupants.

1968. “During the first years of the flying saucer craze, it was mostly strange lights, discs and windowed craft, which were reported. None had proved dangerous in any way, and none had landed. But in 1952, the first of two stories about menacing space creatures appeared in newspapers and magazines. On the night of September 12, 1952, near Sutton, WV…” Dale White; Is Something Up There-The Story of Flying Saucers.

1969. “About 4-meters tall, the figure had a blood-red face and ‘floated’ toward the witnesses who fled in terror. A lingering smell and skid marks were found.” Jacques Vallee; Passport to Magonia.

1973. “The United States has something still better to offer us with the Flatwoods Monster. In September 1952 in the little West Virginia village of Flatwoods, some children swore they saw a monster.” Jacques Bergier; Extraterrestrial Visitations from Prehistoric to Present.

1975. “Actually, relatively few of the sightings of UFO occupants have created much excitement outside of the relatively narrow world of UFO enthusiasts. But there are a couple of American monsters that have become classics in their field. On September 12, 1952…” Daniel Cohen; Monsters; Giants and Little Men from Mars.

1976. “They saw under trees, a creature, about 12-feet tall, which looked horrible to the witnesses: it had a sort of cowl or hood around the ‘head,’ and 2 big eyes, fixed round and luminous. The thing moved by floating and then the witnesses got scared and ran away.” Claude Mac Duff; UFOlogy-The Journal of UFO Research, Fall 1976.          

1977. “They didn't see a saucer, but did see a ‘monster’ ten-feet high, four-feet wide with bulging eyes a foot apart, blood-red face and glowing-green body.” Susy Smith; Strangers from Outer Space

1978. “Not all aliens are reported as undersized. The ‘Sutton Monster,’ nine feet tall with bulging red eyes and a bright green body, moved ominously towards onlookers in the West Virginia country side.” Van Geloven B.V. Riel; Strip-paperback Nr. 1 UFO. Germany.   

1979. “The Flatwoods Monster in Braxton County, a foul-smelling thing that oozed evil apparently landed in a bright, shiny object in a desolate area.” Robert Robinson, Associated Press writer. 

1980. “Flatwoods: What was perhaps the most frightening case on record of an encounter with a ‘UFO creature’ allegedly occurred on the evening of September 12, 1952, near the small community of Flatwoods.” Ronald Story; The Encyclopedia of UFOs.

1982. “One of the more frightening of the early landing reports came from Flatwoods, WV. in 1952.” Editors of Readers Digest; Mysteries of the Unexplained.

1989. “Two very bizarre reports involving entity sightings, from the many on record, were the Flatwoods, West Virginia (USA) case of 1952, and the Kelly/Hopkinsville (USA) case of 1955.” Janet and Colin Bord; Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century.

1991. “During the night [eyewitness] Gene Lemon became seriously ill, suffering the same inflamed throat as the other boys but also went into fits and convulsions. John Spencer; The UFO Encyclopedia.

1993. “The things they saw that night in late summer have never been fully explained. To this day the mystery is still shrouded in mystery. It’s become part of the folklore of West Virginia. It’s the tale of the Braxton County Monster.” Benjamin Caldwell; The Charleston Gazette newspaper.

1994. “The widely discussed Flatwoods incident reportedly occurred on September 12, 1952. The Flatwoods, WV. incident allegedly involved a giant humanoid monster with glowing eyes.” David Ritchie; The Definitive Guide to UFOs and Related Phenomena.

1995. “The party reached the hill but fled in terror from a hooded monster ‘worse than Frankenstein.’” Peter Brookesmith; UFO-The Complete Sightings.

1996. “It was 10-15-feet tall and had a blood-red face with two greenish-orange eyes that glowed like a wild animal’s.” Patrick Hughe; The Field Guide to Extraterrestrials.

1997. “The first alien encounter in the classic science fiction mould occurred on September 12, 1952, in Flatwoods, West Virginia USA. It remains highly unusual and is not easy to dismiss as a hoax.” Jenny Randle; Alien Contact-The First 50 Years.

1998. “The case of the Flatwoods Monster has become one of the most famous incidents in UFOlogy.” W. Haden Blackman; The Field Guide to North American Monsters

1999. “To everyone’s considerable astonishment, the beam highlighted a grotesque-looking creature.” Jerome Clark; Unexplained.

2002. “What happened in West Virginia that night in September, with several seeming UFOs landing all over the rural countryside and unloading creatures is almost like a scene from War of the Worlds.” Loren Coleman; FATE Magazine, September 2002.

2004. “One of the objects crash-landed on a rural hilltop in Flatwoods, West Virginia. A group of schoolboys saw the object maneuver across the sky and seemingly fall to earth. The boys and two adults headed off to look for the object. Soon a twelve-foot tall being from the downed craft terrified these innocent people.” Frank C. Feschino, Jr. The Braxton County Monster-The Cover-Up of the Flatwoods Monster Revealed.”

2005. “On September 12, 1952, one of the strangest and most terrifying apparent extraterrestrial encounters took place near Flatwoods, a small town in West Virginia. The bizarre image of the alien creature was immediately seared into UFO folklore…Despite the media attention; the case was quickly dismissed and buried by authorities and debunkers. Rosemary Ellen Guiley; FATE Magazine, January 2005.

2007. “It was the twelfth day of September during the Indian summer of 1952. Brace yourself. It is not my intent to shock you, but perhaps as a result of an undeclared war with bona fide extraterrestrials involving the United States-let that sink in-there came to be a crash-landed alien craft with at least one occupant.” Alfred Lehmberg; UFO Magazine, November 2007.

2008. “Nothing in life had prepared them for what unfolded next - a 12-foot, metallic object, red in the chest region, topped with a medieval-like cowl, and green from the waist down, emitting a sulfuric odor.” Mannix Porterfield; West Virginia South Magazine, January 2008. 

2009. “The scare in Flatwoods, West Virginia on September 12, 1952 could be compared to that of a horror movie of the period...The group saw a pair of ‘lights’ shining beneath a large oak tree. After shining a light in the direction of the object, the group were astonished to see a bizarre creature staring back.” Meta-Religion.com. Sept. 2009   

2010. “An amazing, gripping encounter...the “Flatwoods Monster” case. It will stand in history as one of the premiere investigations.” Team IQXS Researchers - MD, July 2010.

2011. “The entity that Freddie May and others saw came out of a UFO that had crashed during the dogfight between U.S. Air Force jets and unidentified objects...in 1952.” William J. Birnes, UFO Magazine publisher; UFO Magazine, Volume 23, No. 13.   

2012. “Researcher Frank Feschino has done such a thorough job of digging into the Flatwoods case and its secrets, it’s doubtful that even government insiders would have to say more about it.” Whitley Strieber, radio talk show host of Dreamland. November 2012.

2013. “The ‘Flatwoods Monster’ is one of the most significant alien contact incidents in modern history and Feschino proves the case beyond any argument. The ‘Flatwoods Monster’ incident should have been the ultimate wakeup call for America.” Professor Frank Thayer, Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communications. New Mexico State University. January 2013. 

2014.”The Flatwoods Monster, a mysterious visitor to earth, is an extraterrestrial reported to have been sighted in the town of Flatwoods in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States on September 12, 1952. One man in particular has taken the investigation into the Green Monster as a life’s mission to discover the truth and uncover the cover-up of the incident...Frank Feschino.” West Virginia journalist John Clise. May 2014.

Sculpture by Frank Feschino Jr. 

See, Frank Feschino is by no means alone when he regards the reflexive Flatwoods denial by a faux-authoritative officialdom! He has his eyes justifiably askance and his arms presumptively akimbo, eh?  He's earned his justified skepticism of the "official party line."  As alluded to before, the Flatwoods story has its deniability built right in as the science fiction sighting of a cross-dressing alien by a group of hillbilly kids not knowing a spook-haint from a barn owl! 

Then the reader discovers, and undeniably so too, that the so called "Braxton County Monster" is an affair at the end of a three month super-flap of UFOs during the summer of 1952 (fact)!  This is where UFOs were over-flying super sensitive Washington DC locations on the ground with such blithe impunity that orders were issued to shoot those UFOs down (fact)!  An attendant UFO flap, the final one to the larger flap lasting the summer—occurring on September 12th, 1952 (fact!)—incurred an expected response from the military, it is presumed, and the "Flatwoods Affair" is but one of four UFOs damaged in the ensuing air-war of that night.   

On top of all of the preceding?  A heavy battalion of infantry outfitted from boats to bazookas was dispatched to Flatwoods and Frametown, WV to look for something (fact)!  They were not deployed to hunt wooden-nickel barn owls, Magaha-ian coal gas vents, or Shermer's one time hallucinogenic stink-weed. Laugh if you must, but follow the data.  Everyone who does is gob-smacked and decidedly bereft of easy laughter after that, eh? 

The final kicker?  Frank noticed that there could be no better quintessential example with regard to "forgotten" and "Missing in Action" Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen, than the lives testified to be lost by General Benjamin Chidlaw, Head of Air Defense Command when he alluded in 1953 that "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."

Two such persons and equipment lost?  How about USAF F-94 fighter pilot 2nd Lt. John A. Jones, Jr. and radar observer, 2nd Lt. John DelCurto.  These men mysteriously vanished without a trace on September 12th 1952, and were never seen or heard from again. Subsequently then, their memories and consummate bravery denied, they were discounted to have even existed by the authorities until Feschino brought them back to the light.

Close to the exit, reader, here is another fact to ponder.  Why is it that there are two official case reports adjacent to Jones and DelCurto's case missing from the Air Force's "AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS OF 1952," files for that now infamous date, September 12, 1952?

All things considered... wouldn't all this make a cracker-jack film?  Read on...

For more information: www.FlatwoodsMonster.com

Frank C. Feschino Jr.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Flatwoods Monster Incident And UFO Wave Of September 12, 1952

Eastern Seaboard Canada to Florida...
West Virginia is outlined

The Flatwoods Monster Incident 
And UFO Wave of September 12, 1952

by Alfred Lehmberg

Upcoming, the anniversary of the 62 year old "Flatwoods Monster" meme seems right out of the Science Fiction of the 1950s.  So?  It has its own built in "cognitive dissonance, see?"  It is wholly dismissible... if you need it to be.   Errantly, many do.

It remains that there is solid logic, abundant citation, un-stretched evidence and decided circumstance highlighting the startling actuality of even 1950s Science fiction.  It very well may be, the reader might come to find, a matter of the truly existential occurring in the real world.  Such appears to be so.

I remind everyone of two things: it is 1952, and revealing itself in the well documented activity of that year is the biggest UFO flap in United States history... "The Summer of Saucers, 1952," one, and two, a person is going to describe astonishing and unspeakable events happening to them in the language that they have... or merely be pointing back into the darkness and incoherently exclaiming, "Gaa Gaa, Gaa... ...Gaa!"  I understand there was a little of that, too.  Remains, 1952's language of its described true incidents is just going to have a 1950's SyFy flair. How can it not?

September the 12th, 1952 remains a seminal date whatever the language. Whatever it was to have occurred was documented to have occurred, and so indeed occurred, in fact. What actually occurred, exactly; however, is wholly unknown and only described, as noted, in the inadequate language of the day... but there is a lot of that language, reader. There is written language, an oral language, a language that has been video-taped or otherwise recorded that Frank Feschino has intrepidly sussed out...

Prepare yourself.  It is language making every indication that there was, indeed, an air-war wholly undeclared on ET, by us, last century but for a single directive to wage that war... were ET not to unconditionally surrender and turn themselves and their machines in to be rendered by authorities... This is an undeclared war where "being" and machine were perhaps lost to both sides.

But for Feschino all this language would have been lost.  All crazy, I know, but two things: impossibilities eliminated, what remains is likely truth, one, and two, one is directed to follow a leading evidence where it leads... not where one would have it lead.

Fact: In 1952, the restricted airspace of Washington, DC was effortlessly impinged upon, and with impunity, so often and so threateningly by UFOs... that the military was charged and duly ordered to shoot those UFOs down... where they, laughably, did not follow instructions to ground themselves for capture and arrest.  "Shoot them down" was of course the business end of our intention. Tasked?  We wanted one and would have actively sought one out.

It is logical and well supported that one such UFO, so engaged, may have been forced down for a time on the old Bailey Fisher Farm in Flatwoods, West Virginia that night.  This, reader, would be the end of the story on the whole "summer of saucers" flap of 1952 and not an isolated incident regarding an altogether "singular" or "one-off" Braxton County Monster "incident," happening exclusively on September 12, one finds. No, one finds only a first-wash and abject weirdness component in a larger system of weirdness given what'd occurred there before and since... all in a decided whole of unspeaking weirdness wholly unspeakable.  UFOs have been, are, and will be. We don't officially and with seriousness speak of them YET!

It is 62 years later, now, and during the course of Frank Feschino Jr.'s now 22 year long investigation into the Flatwoods Monster case he had proved, then, that the "Flatwoods Monster" incident was NOT an isolated incident, by any means. Yes reader, there was very much more UFO activity that day besides the well-known incident involving an encounter between a downed ET occupant and some small town residents on that farm in Flatwoods one Indian Summer the middle of last century.

Feschino introduces the witnesses...

During Feschino's due diligence investigation and while writing his stunning books, he'd combed the Country's myriad archives for relevant clues. He revealed and then compiled numerous Sept. 12, 1952 UFO reports from reliably credited, credible, and crediting sources.

Feschino also worked diligently with other researchers, archivists, historians, and librarians to find that wealth of information always contained in obscure national and regional newspaper articles and from which named newspapers had been quoting. Taken together these quotes are hugely unsettling even as they paint the overall compelling picture described: undeclared war with seeming aliens... ...Though, resist the temptation to dismiss all this out of hand, won't you, as strong as that temptation gets.  You're perhaps laughing a little too loudly a little too shrilly, eh?  Follow the data remember; besides, take heart.  My feeling is that there is more good incorporated in the affair than bad.

Back to the story, Feschino interviewed many first-hand witnesses in Braxton County, persons seeing UFOs pass overhead that day. He has audio and video recordings of these interviews providing for an astonishing evidentiary path. Additionally, being a talented, school trained and well accomplished artist, he was also able to sit down and make composite drawings of the objects these witnesses saw that night. Some of these objects were indeed seen "at close range" and flying "at tree top level"!

Feschino at a photo-doc shoot in Flatwoods...

Moreover, provoked by his appearance on many radio shows and at book signings over the years, Frank has also been provided with newspaper articles from listeners and readers who had so kindly searched their own local libraries for more information regarding these undeniably existential unidentified objects.  All of the articles gathered by Feschino indicate that a plethora of UFOs, sky objects, flying saucers, mysterious lights or so-called meteors, were unquestionably seen during that day by a mass of sincere individuals. Things get weirder, reader, stay the track.

The sheer amount of sightings occurring in the effected time period circa 9/12/52 was absolutely staggering to say the least as the reader will see up ahead! Furthermore, much of the most abundant UFO information Feschino found was actually contained in the heretofore un-sifted civilian and military reports of the September 12, 1952 Project Blue Book files! This is officiality of unassailable authority as regards the highly strange, reader. Even with Government's heavy handed and purposeful gaffs and seeming misdirections found within it, to start:

1). According to the September 12, 1952 Project Blue Book records, a large flaming UFO flew west over the Capitol and was labeled by the Project as the "well known Washington area meteor." This appears to be a conscious and deliberate misinformation.

2).The Akron Astronomy Club report, which was contained in Project Bluebook had also documented the alleged object. That report stated that this alleged "FIREBALL" (not "meteor" proper) was sighted at "Approximately 19:00 E.S.T." Noted!

3).This same report also stated the length of time for which it was sighted. The object was recorded as having a, "Duration: 5-6 seconds." Note that too, reader!

See, contrary to the Air Force's Bluebook evaluations and findings regarding this alleged "single Fireball meteor," Feschino discovered numerous wrinkles in the officially touted "authoritative account."  The official "Stuff" just didn't add up.  One plus One never sums at 25!  Watch!

See, that "duration of 5-6 seconds" was to endure for quite an unreasonable stretch in the first place... a stretch decidedly longer than 5 or 6 seconds... as the reader will see up ahead! Interesting to note: The New York Times called the Object, "The Flame Over Washington" in their article dated, September 13, 1952. It was reported by Washington witnesses that, "the blazing object moved horizontally across the sky and came awfully low." This is noted, in the second place, as decidedly unmeteor-like behavior!

Additionally, in the third place, vetted documentation discovered by Feschino actually shows us that American civilians and Military officials in the United States had reported, not meteors, but numerous UFOs to a multitude of authorities on September 12, 1952, causing quite a stir and commotion for an alleged meteor passing overhead for "5 or 6 seconds, follow?

Whatever the case, Feschino's map is very much a testament to the ludicrous assessment that such monstrous activity can be attributed to a single fireball meteor lasting for a mere 5 or 6 seconds in the sky, eh?  ...And advised UFOs are officially reported as meteors?  Thus appears so!

One such example is a military report made by an Air Force pilot flying a C-46 military aircraft.  He reported a flaming UFO passing over and in front of his plane and in a "steady dive." He stated he saw an "Unidentified aerial object directly over Greensboro, North Carolina at 7,000 feet." This same unknown object was also seen and reported by control tower personnel at Greensboro Highpoint Airport.

The pilot, a battle hardened colonel, witnessed the object along with an observing USAF Major and Captain. Hugely moved, the colonel promptly filed a, "CIRVIS" report: "Communications Instructions for Reporting Vital Intelligence Sightings."

A "JANAP, Joint-Army-Navy-Air Force publication 146 (D)" description of a CIRVIS report reads: "102. SCOPE-A. This publication is limited to the reporting of information of vital importance to the security of the United States of America and Canada and their Forces, which in the opinion of the observer requires very urgent defensive and/or investigative action by the United States or Canada." Italics mine.  Most meteors, one must agree, do not qualify as of vital importance to the security of the United States of America, Canada, and their Forces.

Now reader, buckle up for the coup de grâce. The official "Project 10073 Record Card" evaluation of this very same case, prompting a CIRVIS report filed by the Air Force colonel, remember, was recorded by Bluebook as a "Meteor"!  "Meteors," reader, don't provoke CIRVIS reports!

Figures lie and liars figure...

Conversely, additional "officail" information concludes that this well observed UFO was very likely the "12 September meteor sighting throughout the east coast area." What would support this unsupported stretch by Bluebook, reader, but a desire to contribute to a cover-up? A single meteor in the sky for a few paltry seconds is not justification for the near panic and frenzy alluded to, it's appearance all over the States for many hours at different times, the official reports filed, and the fretful concern of a reporting populace...

Sometimes "fishy," reader, is a real fish!

Strangely enough, this sighting occurring directly over Greensboro in a "steady dive" at /20:00 EDT, had actually occurred at the same time the "flaming object" passed west over Washington, DC!  The "object of concern" is reported to have "moved horizontally across the sky and came awfully low."  Meteor?  I don't think so.

Moreover, how can two meteors be in two different places at the same time... when they're not anywhere at all? The short answer is they can't.

No, these objects were seeming to be two separate damaged UFOs flying over two different cities, on different flight paths and having different trajectories. More on this in a moment.  Remains, a blatant cover-up, reader, becomes increasingly obvious.

Resolved, the preceding UFO activity caused quite a kafuffle with observers. The following agencies and departments were documented as fretfully contacted in the time period alluded to with regard to sighted UFOs... not meteors:

1. The Pentagon
2. USAF Bases
3. The Air Defense Command Headquarters located at Ent AFB, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
4. The United States Navy
5. State Police Headquarters
6. Local Police Headquarters
7. Airports
8. Civil Aeronautics Administration
9. Newspaper offices
10. Government Agencies
11. The FBI

Again, meteors don't generally provoke a significant kafuffle that everyone seems to get the facts wrong on.  Curious!

Now, a result of two decades plus of impressive research, Feschino compiled all of the September 12, 1952 UFO sighting informations into categories by each State. He then began to analyze the information in each sighting and made comparisons as to similarity and differences between the UFOs in each of these determined groups. This included their locations, their shapes, their sizes, their flight characteristics, their trajectories and their time stamps where each sighting occurred. The reader sees perhaps the potential of this more focused information.

 If one can account for "what" was "where," when... one can account for activity again! Feschino accomplishes just that.

A record of stunning UFO activity...

By making these comparisons, Feschino, a more than competent illustrator, had also figured out the actual number of different UFOs seen that day and could use his drawings and paintings to assist him in his work.  Then, on a huge seeing-is-believing 1:250,000 scale "Master Map," Feschino plotted the numerous sighting locations of these UFOs in flight, the locations where some landed, and the areas where some had been reported to have crashed.  See reader, by piecing together a meticulous time-line of documented events occurring that night and "connecting the dots," he formed trajectories in a real-time audit trail that could be seen! Feschino is able to discover that there were actually twenty-five different and distinct UFOs, all of which flew over ten eastern States of the US that day.

Feschino establishes a definite pattern from the data showing that four of these 25 UFOs passing over the United States that night had displayed very different characteristics than the others. These four UFOs regarded had pieces falling from them, they were exploding while in flight, they were on fire, they displayed sparkling showers of flaming detritus, all while flying erratically and seemingly in distress! Many of these sightings were made no higher than tree-top level.

Yes reader, these four UFOs were apparently damaged, as if in combat even, and most important of all, they had all made repeated crash-landings... only to take off again as they hobbled across the United States like wounded birds. To the point, reader, these damaged craft were puddle-jumping across the US trying to exit the area or avoid their harassers and pursuers: us, in other words!

Us against Them...

Combined, these four objects demonstrated that they had crash-landed a total of thirteen times in three different states: West Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Subsequently, and with the help of others, Feschino is then able to reconstruct a precise scenario of events based on the facts as to what very likely happened on that fateful date. Still, what remains so astonishing about this mapping initiative, reader, is this: were this data populated map to be a depiction of UFOs comprising their activities over a decade... it would be impressive enough. It must wholly shock if a only one year is depicted! A mere month's depiction and it becomes difficult to get your head around... a single day is simply inconceivable... but less?!

On September 12, 1952, there were actually 21-hours reported of sustained UFO activity over ten eastern states between 1:30 am. and 10:30 pm! This very demonstrable time-line tells a far different story than the short-duration "single Fireball meteor" explanation as explained by Project Blue Book. The reader perhaps can begin to see the disconnect and seeming cover-up by the extant official version... Feschino's map is very much a testament to the ludicrous assessment that such monstrous activity can be attributed to that single fireball meteor lasting for that mere 5 or 6 seconds in the sky, eh?

See, in mind numbing astonishment one discovers that, overall, the majority of the ufological activity depicted on Feschino's map is measured, not in decades, years, weeks, or even days... but in right around an hour... in and around the time of the "Flatwoods Monster" incident! Sincerely, this is where the ominous music is usually cued.

This and more occurred in under an hour...

See? These UFO sightings CANNOT be attributed to a lone Fireball meteor only "said" to have passed over Washington, DC that night at 19:00 EST for a duration of 5-6 seconds! Pause a moment, reader, to let that sink in. The official USAF explanation in no way fits the facts!  This writer will not apologize for that.

 It's not my cultural cowardice.

Meteors don't hang in the air for almost a full day, eh? We better hope they don't! Furthermore, it was documented by a commercial airline pilot who actually reported a UFO very nearly clipping the wing off his passenger plane near Wheeling, WV, that very night!

This "meteor"? It was actually one of the four seemingly damaged UFOs. ...And hold your laughter, please... pause for a moment and ask yourself: what if all this were true?

Pause to consider where the laughter actually goes upon the discovery that, in parallel with seven categories of very compelling evidence as regards UFOs in the aggregate, undeclared war is seemingly waged on unknown entities for which a provenance has not been determined (that we know)! "We" don't know if the entity proscribed is a time traveler, a social exercise, a military intelligence scenario, dead ancestors, "Agnes," or "Angus"!

See reader, the "well known Washington area meteor of 12 September" remains to appear to be but one of four damaged UFOs going down that night—I repeat again for meaningful emphasis.  This is all we can reasonably say unreasonable as that is.  Bird's, bolides, balloons, and rocket boosters seem to recuse themselves.

Something engulfed in flames passed over the Capitol at a low altitude on a western heading at about 19:00 EST. Something continued West, flew over Virginia proper, passed over West Virginia, then abruptly redirected south above the State to fly over Flatwoods, reader, where it redirected again to then finally land on the Fisher Farm 206 miles later as Feschino's maps illustrate... Such can be seen to seem so.

In short—and let's cut to the gob-smacking chase—the numerous other UFO sightings occurring that night over the ten eastern States can be attributed to two conservatively considered "Alien Search and Rescue" efforts. These are seeming efforts and initiatives made apparent by the activities of several other UFOs as witnessed and plotted on the aforementioned aeronautical MAP used by the military, remember, to interdict themselves vis a vis their distressed comrades.

This writer advises that all the aforementioned appears to this old combat aviator as a rescue initiative: rescuers descending all over the South Eastern United States in a seeming attempt to retrieve their downed craft and occupants in the Wheeling, WV and Flatwoods locations, just as I would attempt to do, and have attempted to do as a military professional in combat: with blocking actions, feints, misdirections, strategic retreats, and even a show of force once when extracting some wounded personnel from a fire base in Vietnam circa 1970. No apologies here either.

Laugh if you will but the evidence seems to have a klieg light on this series of peculiar events as happening, and from a plethora of disparate reportage initiatives, all first person, at the time! This is truly overpowering!

Note too, several east coast newspapers actually reported "meteors" and "meteor showers" over their areas as an explanation to the September 12, 1952 phenomenon. I quote some headlines here; "Flashing Meteors Scare Residents In Three State Area," also, "Fireballs Shower City Area," as well as "Balls of Fire in Pittsburgh" additionally, "Residents Over Ohio Valley Excited as Heavenly Meteor Hurls Off Bright Fragments" and "Big Meteor Flashes Over Four States."

Well reader, "It's what they must have been ... ET is frivolously impossible!"  Is it?  Again, the seven categories of evidence alluded to above would discount that.  These categories include:

1. The Historical textual documents glyphed in soot and cut into stone or otherwise writ in ancient inks on cracking vellum,
2. The extant Artistic Historical from primitives on the walls of their caves, through Middle-Age wood-cuts, to the masterpieces of the masters on rough canvas and slick gesso later on
3. The quality Anecdotal reports backed up by multiple vetted witnesses and corresponding radar
4. The genuine Photographic efforts prior to digital photography provided by Dr. Bruce Maccabee, et sig al
5. The extant Physical Traces of landing UFOs as laboriously outlined by Ted Phillips and others
6. The "wholly Personal" evidence, if you have any as I do and
7. Even the Mathematical, reader, as it is described in modern physics regarding the consequences of satisfying requirements accounting for "the formality of the actual occurrence" of something physical in this multi-verse (humanity "happened" so "others" must) but, specifically, as it is described in Probability One by Amir D. Aczel, PhD.

Alien intelligence, reader, seems a certainty!  Moreover, the evidence—entirely if ironically in concert with Fermi—is that they are here!  Pack that pipe and spark it.

On the other hand, now, other newspapers actually strayed away from the far-fetched and unsupportable "meteor" explanation in their reportage; I quote the following headlines, "Four States Bombarded by Meteor-like Objects," also, "Mystery Lights Zip Through Skies Here Stirring Mild Furor," as well as "Saucer Talk in Four States," and "Strange Lights Observed Over Four States." Curiouser and Curiouser.

One witness in West Virginia stated that one of these flaming objects, thought to be a "plane aflame," had actually landed atop a high hill between two radio transmission towers in the Wheeling, WV area, but when the State Police went to the scene, they "failed to find a plane." It had taken off! A Washington witness said, "Suddenly this thing came swooping down from the eastern skies. It looked like it was just above the treetops," and Mr. Rosenthal, a witness in Baltimore, told the press, he first saw it "swinging 'treetop' level," and said it resembled "a plane on fire."

One of my favorite reports was made by a Baltimore witness, an "Army veteran" who stated, "It was a flying saucer... the darned thing swooped down... and then up again. It seemed to follow the contour of the road."

In Virginia, a witness reported his sighting to the USAF and said, "I don't know what it was I saw and will insist on what it was NOT.  I have seen meteors, and the press will have a hard time telling me I was looking at a meteor on 9/12...This THING was being flown."  Well, there you have it. Meteors are not self-directing.

Yet despite these UFO reports and the many, many more that Feschino has discovered, numerous people still thought of and labeled these strange maneuvering objects as "meteors."  This seems official lie well inculcated as truth.

In Arcadia, Tennessee, near Kingsport, there was a "fruitless search for a wrecked plane." A "Baltimore, Sept. 13-AP" report stated, "An aerial object was reported to have struck the ground after streaking across the sky. A spokesman at Tri-cities Airport near Kingsport said the object had been identified as a meteor.  Operations personnel at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington put a similar label on it. And Naval observatory officials said reports received made it sound to them 'like a typical meteor.'"

Oh, by the way reader, and before I forget, the Tennessee object—said to be a "typical meteor"— was flying southwest before it went down in Arcadia... It had actually penetrated the "Oak Ridge National Laboratory Air Defense Identification Zone" by seventy miles before it landed!  This reader, is only 90-miles northeast of this security sensitive national laboratory for nuclear research. Furthermore, by extending the object's southwest flight path, we can see that this UFO was on a direct course toward it!!!  Now, what was up with that?

On course to Oak Ridge?

To finally smother this continued reference to meteors and flaming bolides—officially and for the record books people: there is NO record in a learned and professional astronomy of any bona fide meteoric activity that night, really, ANYWHERE!


Provided, then, is the updated information of the plotted 116 locations—yellow stars on above maps—where witnesses sighted and reported different UFOs flying directly over the following ten eastern region States of the country. The plain red stars indicate the UFO crash landing sites of the damaged objects. The green stars in the eastern Ohio, Northern West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania areas indicate other UFO landing—presumed—search sites. The blue stars indicate airports and the red stars with silver dots are USAF bases and Naval Air Stations. The 116 sightings occurred over the following ten eastern states:

1. Delaware
2. Maryland
3. North Carolina
4. Ohio
5. Pennsylvania
6. South Carolina
7. Tennessee
8. Virginia
9. Washington D.C.
10. West Virginia

There were two additional states where UFOs were sighted on September 12, 1952:

11. California
12. Illinois

Curiously, the Project Blue Book records did not include the sightings occurring over four states; Delaware, Ohio, South Carolina or Tennessee. To date, meteoric impact pits have yet to be found in any of these areas.

A reader provoked and alerted by the iterated "weirdnesses" to read more about this fascinating story in Frank's book can go to: www.FlatwoodsMonster.com to order... follow the link to Lulu Press:

The Braxton County Monster—Updated & Revised Edition
The Cover-up of the Flatwoods Monster Revealed

Also, for a focus on the United States Air Force UFO air-war history, as effecting suspect alien, man, and machine, look for Shoot Them Down, a parallel research concentrating more on the air-war. Remember, too, as you consider the preceding: 1950s Science Fiction might very well have actually occurred!

Sincerely, very reasonable reader, given repeated incursions by multi-observed and bona fide UFOs into critical and so restricted airspaces in the Washington area (fact!), orders to shoot down these intruders WERE issued (fact!), furious UFO and Military air activity occurred in and around West Virginia on September 12, 1952 subsequent to these orders of deadly force (fact!), and a heavy, loaded-to-the-gills-battalion of Army infantry led by Colonel Dale Leavitt of boots, boats, and bazookas was dispatched to look for something peculiar in the Flatwoods and Frametown WV area that night, NOT barn owls or cross-dressing space ghosts seen by impressionable hillbilly kids. Fact.

Additionally, and on videotape, Colonel Leavitt told Feschino, "Something was a cover-up."

Closing: a certain frankness is required and sincerely used to tell a perceived ridiculous and seemingly unspeakable story... ...that all the credible evidence says is true.

Heavy sighs all around, eh?  Read on.

More than we know...
More than we can know...