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THE

MUFON UFO JOURNAL


NUMBER 148 JUNE 1980

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RICHARD HALL questions as the following: Are abduction witnesses "creatively
Editor imagining" their alleged experiences? Can hypnosis separate
ANNDRUFFEL physical from mental reality? Are UFOs guided or influenced by
Associate Editor geological fault lines and magnetic anomalies? Do UFOs signal a
merging of science and religion? Are active ufologists suppressing
LEN STRINGFELD
Associate Editor
their UFO sightings, and if so, have they been specially inspired by
their experiences? Each contributor in his or her own way presents
MILDRED HESELE some significant information toward providing the answers. The
Contributing Editor search for patterns and meaning in the UFO experience motivates
all of us. We hope to continue exploring these and related questions
WALTER H. ANDRUS
Director of MUFON
from various viewpoints in coming months.

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Religion and UFOs
In this Issue
LUCIUS PARISH
Books/Periodicals/History
HYPNOSIS VERSUS UFO REALITIES 3
MARK HERBSTRltT . By Willard D. Nelson
Astronomy ANATOMY OF A UFO WINDOW 6
By Wayne Laporte
ROSETTA HOLMES SKETCHES OF A UFO SEEN IN 1742 10
Promotion/Publicity By Louis Winkler
UFOs AND RELIGION: THE CE-III ISSUE 11
By Dr. Barry H. Downing
TED PHILLIPS
OBSERVATIONS ON THE INACCESIBLE CASES 13
Landing Trace Cases By William D. Leet
CALIFORNIA REPORT (Magnetic Anomalies and UFO Flight-II) 15
JOHN F. SCHUESSLER By Ann Druffel
UFO Propulsion INFLATION 17
By Walt Andrus
DENNIS W. STACY IN OTHERS' WORDS 19
Staff Writer By Lucius Parish
DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE 20
NORMA E. SHORT By Walt Andrus
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HYPNOSIS VERSUS UFO REALITIES
By Willard D. Nelson

Is there an uncertainty principle for about consciousness and parascience Despite a relatively long history of
measuring the degree of truth or reveal an unfortunate naivete when usage, the "science" of hypnosis still
falsehood in hypnotically-derived UFO they claim that hypnotic regression has appears to be very much in a state of
stories? The famous Heisenberg "verified" that alleged UFO abductees flux. Experts, where they exist, are
Uncertainty Principle in physics says are "not lying." To think that hypnosis often self-taught and continue in their
that the very act of observing a can be used to verify anything, as if it own biases. Professional societies and
subatomic particle changes the were a calibrated scientific instrument, registration guilds exist, but it is very
particle's behavior. Observer and reveals a fundamental misconception. easy for amateurs to produce hypnosis.
object become parts of a single Hypnosis can be used to obtain what Few medical schools taught hypnotism
interacting system. Psychologists long the participant believes to be true, but until recently, and even now medical
have been wary of the so-called this is not verification of what is true. uses are limited since there exists
"experimenter effect," particularly in One can unwittingly obtain a great deal controversy among professional
psychic and parapsychological more as well. Memory enhancement researchers and psychologists about
research. It is a view of this article that can occur under hypnosis; however, it the nature and usefulness of hypnosis.
an uncertainly principle, and perhaps is known among objective practitioners Still, its present usage by
experimenter effects, are being that memory under hypnosis is knowledgeable, ethical persons is
neglected as the practice of using generally little better than memory out manifold. Control of psychosomatic
hypnosis in UFO investigation reaches of hypnosis. symptoms, memory enhancement, self-
epidemic proportions. Also, lack of a The apparent success by induced anesthesia, and selective
proper hypothesis for the origin of UFO hypnotists in law enforcement alterations of sensory perceptions are
phenomena prevents accurate investigations centers around retrieval among commonly produced hypnotic
interpretation of hypnotic data. of verifiable information lying close to tasks. Still more remarkable tasks are
One does not have to be an expert the surface of memory, such as dates, reported: to stop bleeding; heal
to detect that a great need exists among addresses, names, license plate fractures and other wounds in
investigators and the general public to numbers — factual data about the amazingly short times; cure or control
learn more about the nature, use, and objective world. By inference, such diabetes, arthritis, aging processes,
effectiveness of hypnosis in the search data should be obtainable about the emotional problems; overcome
for truth about such UFO experiences UFO experience; however, there is obesity, smoking and drug-related
as alleged contacts with extraterrestrial usually no way. to verify this kind of habits; improve performance in studies,
intelligences. An introduction to this hypnotically-derived data. The sports, arts, music. And, after a proper
subject has been given by Dr. Sprinkle1, suspicion is growing with many UFO course in self-hypnosis, it is claimed
and the extensive hypnosis literature cases that much non-objective data is that all of these things can be done by
gives a general perspective on the obtained. Often, elaborate stories of oneself.
history and use of hypnotic time- contact or abduction are spun out. The The latter claims are significant for
regression procedures. What is missing witness is tempted to believe what the implied potential of the mind to
from this technical literature appears to comes from himself, but one wonders if influence reality and physiological
be an examination of possible perils and these are actually remembered processes. In fact, frontier research is
problems with hypnosis, and a realities, or if instead one is getting indeed suggesting that mind and reality
discussion of its appropriateness, or mired in a psychological morass. For interact; that physiological and
inappropriateness, as a tool for use in .hypnosis, dealing with human behavior changes do occur upon
UFO investigation. consciousness, is a psychological tool, change of mental states, attitudes, and
Too often hypnosis is regarded as if it can be called a "tool" at all. Nor belief systems. With this in view, there
a neat, sure way to get "the whole should one be surprised if doors to are recent proposals that the term
truth" about missing details in a parapsychological phenomena are also "hypnosis" should be replaced by the
witness's memory. Even though an opened. The early development of term "creative imagination." Some of
investigator may realize that hypnosis hypnosis is more closely tied to what we the best definitions of hypnosis
can be tricky, it is assumed that one's now call parapsychology than it is to describe procedures which "enhance
own expertise, or the expertise of a psychology. For examples, see occult imaginative involvement," and the
hypnotist with "credentials," will easily histories of spiritualism, magnetism,
avert difficulties. Yet reputable writers etc. (continued on next page)
his subject to experience more or less hypnotist; it is a situation of believed
(Hypnosis, Continued) whatever is suggested. Fortunately, fantasy being accepted as real memory
hypnotist himself is viewed as one who this is not true either, but malpractice by the subject. Apparently there is no
facilitates self-hypnosis. In other words, can arise from several sources. If the way of telling whether imaginative
we create our own phenomena through subject's intellectual background does activity that becomes "real" is any more
imaginative involvement. However, not include adequate yardsticks for real than a dream.
such a definition only allows exploration assessment of data inputs by the It is noteworthy that Sigmund
of UFO phenomena as a psychological hypnotist, then he or she is a patsy for Freud abandoned the use of hypnosis,
reality and does nothing for those of us whatever "information" the hypnotist which he at first tried to use for
who might wish to differentiate truth wants to inculcate. So various forms of psychological research, in favor of his
from fantasy. ignorance can be one's worst enemy, own d e v e l o p i n g method of
What does this mean for the UFO because the heightened suggestibility psychoanalysis. While using hypnosis
field, where so many people are willing (willingness to use one's imagination) to uncover the early sources of his
to believe and promote as fact the leaves one open to uncritical patients' neuroses, he began to doubt
wildest stories of contact and acceptance. This is not to equate the efficacy of his own work because of
abduction? Could it imply that some ignorance with suggestibility, but it is the problem of reality versus "psychic
hypnotically-retrieved stories are subtle true, I believe, that a person cannot be reality," as he termed it. He realized
imaginative creations? We do not hypnotized (i.e., will not go along with that there was no "indication of reality"
question the initial stimulus for such the imaginative game) if the critical in the unconscious, and he felt it was
stones (the sighting or traumatic faculties are too active. important to distinguish between truth
experience), but after repeated Hypnotism has been character- and emotionally-charged fiction.
hypnotic examinations there is a ized as a consent state. The subject is Freud's problem was not hypnosis
question as to how much unintentional keenly aware of all that is being said, all itself or his skill at using it. The problem
confabulation has crept in! that is going on around him, and at was his expectation that the technique
It bears repeating tht it is a worst will do and say nothing that he would reveal truth. With patients
misconception to think that hypnosis is would not do with otherwise somewhat unable to discriminate between
the magical and royal road to Truth. It relaxed inhibitions, such as after a few deceptive memories concerning their
was Dr. Benjamin Simon, in his preface drinks. One's moral and ethical childhood and the memory traces of
to John Fuller's book about Betty and principles still control one's actions in actual happenings, Freud finally
Barney Hill, who wanted it understood hypnosis. resolved the dilemma by changing the
that: "Hypnosis is a pathway to truth as With this understanding, it is seen problem: even though such imaginary
it is felt and understood by the patient. that the potential still exists for the traumas or scenes were created in
The truth is what he believes to be the hypnotist to lead the subject, due to fantasy, the psychic reality deserved to
truth, and this may or may not be heightened suggestibility. The subject be given a place next to actual reality
consonant with the u l t i m a t e characteristically will want to because of its effect on the patient. As
nonpersonal truth." accomodate the hypnotist and will far as the neurosis was concerned,
Erroneous views of hypnosis range readily agree to subtle suggestions, psychic reality was of even greater
from that of "one mind in control of unintentional or otherwise. For this importance than material reality.
another" to the view that hypnosis does reason, at least one professional Freud's conclusion, however,
not exist at all. One elementary hypnotist that I know prefers to use cannot be the conclusion of UFO
misconception is that the subject goes "What's happening now?" as his chief investigators who are looking to
into some sort of unconscious mode of interrogation. Unintentional separate material reality from psychic
condition or trancelike state in which he cueing is difficult to avoid and often reality. If Freud, devoting his life to
is not aware of what he's saying or happens during hypnosis by inexpert these skills, could not separate real
experiencing. During the hypnotic practitioners. The resulting session memories from believed fantasies, how
conditon, no matter how "deep" it may may well be the joint creation of then are we, who are not trained to face
be, the subject's cognitive apparatus is hypnotist and subject, in spite of all complex mental phenomena, going to
totally intact at all times. If the induction good intentions. It becomes another separate psychic from physical UFO
includes suggestion of trance or example of the "experimenter effect" realities by the use of hypnosis?
"sleep," then hypnosis can be and the power of creative imagination. I must suggest that hypnosis is not
experienced as an altered state of The potential exists just as a proper tool for the pursuit of objective
c o n s c i o u s n e s s , but not as strongly for the subject to lead the truth if we expect the technique of
unconsciousness. Suggestion can be hypnotist when the subject has a strong hypnosis to reveal that truth. Even
given that the hypnosis session will be belief system, a dominant or sophisticated scientific instruments
forgotten until recalled at some charismatic personality, or a strong and cannot be relied upon to perform
prearranged cue; otherwise it would be uncritical imaginative faculty. This discernment for us. Yet, in UFO
available as normal memory. appears to be an unrecognized factor in investigations, the mind examines itself
Another misconception is that an some UFO investigations. Not that the uncritically, using hypnosis
unscupulous hypnotist can manipulate subject purposely misleads the indiscriminately as a tool.
(Continued on next page)
(Hypnosis, Continued) restrials control the phenomena and faking the hypnosis and invented Steve
Because of the problem of plan to contribute toward the to save his own neck. The other two
interpretation, some of the strongest enlightenment and technical progress psychiatrists are convinced that Ken is
abduction cases can be assailed: for of mankind. One wonders how much of a split personality and that the hypnosis
example, the case of the three women this case would have developed is real. Significantly, one of them
at Liberty, Kentucky, in 1976. "The spontaneously if there had been no conjectures that the Bianchi split may
(hypnotic) transcripts of the three extended hypnotic investigation. have been the result of the first
women involved reveal that each had a Unfortunately, this is not an hypnosis session! This latter statement
separate subjective adventure rather isolated case. I would suggest that lends credence to my troubled
than a consistently shared abduction much of the recently popular suspicion that hypnotic procedures
experience; thus their fascinating "Andreasson Affair" fits the same may lead to creation of new "realities"
stories do not corroborate claims of an category.4 in the world of the participants.
abduction, although the probability of a Awareness of the perils and Thus there are serious questions
shared hallucinatory CE-I seems fairly problems of hypnosis does not ease the for hypnotic UFO investigation. Is there
high." (Lawson2) Dr. Lawson cites dilemma of those desiring to retrieve any reliable way to use hypnosis in
discrepancies in other cases, too, information about the many puzzling investigation of high strangeness cases?
concluding that, notwithstanding the cases that are surfacing. It is easy to sit What are the guidelines? Who are the
reality of the initial stimulus (sighting or back and say that the burden of proof experts? Almost anyone can become
encounter), the subsequent will be on those who obtain their stories an amateur detective, the traditional
hypnotically-derived data can in some by hypnotic technique. It is also easy to role adopted by the UFO investigator,
sense be termed "psychological." say that every means possible should but how many of us can in clear
This c h a l l e n g e r e v e a l s t h e be used to obtain physical, objective conscience set ourselves up as amateur
interpretation problem which exists in support for a hypnotic story, and that psychologists and then properly
the absence of a workable hypothesis hypnosis should be used only as a evaluate psychological realities and
against which to match data. secondary source of information. Often UFO belief systems?
Not only does the hypnotized the hypnotic story has compelling logic Without accepted guidelines to
UFO witness come up with what he and self-consistency, even in high which hypnotic investigations may be
believes to be true, he can also come up strangeness cases. But we would resist related, it is apparent that we will be left
with what he would like to be true. the temptation to "believe," and instead with Freud's dilemma — we will be
Attention brought by the investigation subject the witness and the data to unable to differentiate the truth from
and the hypnotic regression can every possible psychological test. the believed fantasy.
provide ego support that many people Because of ethical questions and the
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article describing this case in some detail appears
Grove, California, case3. This began as psychologists hired for serious criminal
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phenomena (balls of light, unconscious strangler" murders. No fewer than five
writing, etc.); mediumistic possessions psychiatrists disagree with each other
(Beelzebub came through at one point); as to whether Bianchi is or is not a split
he conceives "mind-machine personality, and is or is not really under
inventions of the future"; has hypnosis during hypnotic-investigation
undergone a "mental transformation" sessions. It is while under purported
to become "one with Voltar," a hypnosis that an alter-personality,
purported, spiritually-oriented ETI who Steve, comes out and admits the
speaks through him. Total disruption of murders, which shocks Kenneth. This
family life ensued, including divorce and of course gives Kenneth the convenient
estrangement from parents and alibi that he was not present and not
children. There appears to be no way of involved in the murders. Three
supporting his claim that' extrater- psychiatrists believe that Ken was
ANATOMY OF A UFO WINDOW
By Wayne Laporte

On June 7, 1979, Mrs. Delores light and a helicopter, though it moved too a white light approaching low in the sky
Lavelle, Trends Editor with the fast for a copter. The fact that they stayed directly ahead. As I turned into the
stationary, above the highway was the
Monroe, N.C., Enquirer Journal unanswerable factor. housing development, the white light
became one of many to experience a As we proceeded down the road, we flared to a brilliant golden-yellow.
UFO sighting along a stretch of U.S. 74 eventually passed under them. My son and I Immediately, I turned the car around
in Indian Trail, N.C. Mrs. Lavelle watched as we pulled ahead, and they and returned to the highway. The
described her encounter in the June 8th remained in the same spot, over the
highway, not moving until we lost sight of oncoming light had vanished. Then, I
edition of the Journal. Reprinted below them behind trees and turns in the road. drove to a neighbor's house to discuss a
is her article. I contacted Wayne Laporte, after a half day few things not related to UFOs. After
of kidding from fellow newspeople, and told about 30 minutes I left and drove over
him what we had seen. Laporte is the UFO
investigator for this area. to my house. While walking up the
He said the area where we saw the lights walk, I felt as if someone was staring at
UFOs DEFY ALL LOGIC was along the fault they know exists, a me. Turning around I saw a glaring ball
THIS WRITER COULD geophysical condition that seems of white light the apparent size of a
consistent with such sightings.
SUMMON quarter at arm's length. From the orb's
Mrs. Lavelle's encounter occurred center flowed crimson streamers in a
By DOLORES LAVELLE only 1,000 feet from where I live. This radial pattern. The spherical light was
Trends Editor particular locale is where many local hovering motionless and not making a
residents and passer-bys have seen sound. After viewing it for about 45
I tried to explain what I saw by every bit of
logic I could summon, but it defied them all. mysterious lights and objects suddenly seconds, I turned and went inside to get
I have to believe what my husband, my son appear, vanish, or momentarily hover. a witness. Moments later I returned
and I saw Wednesday night was a UFO. I moved to the Indian Trail area in with my then 7-year-old son. Now, the
It didn't fit the performance of a plane. It
wasn't a radio tower. I never saw a 1972. My interest in UFOs began in spheroid was a cherry-red. It appeared
helicopter move that fast, and to have two October 1974 when several neighbors to be translucent and as if you could
of them operating in the county at 10:45 told me they had just seen three reach through it. As we watched, the
p.m., was almost impossible. So I have to spherical lights pass low over the light seemed to shrink into nothingness.
join the legions of believers, or rather
doubters. housing development and vanish at the The unusual light was also
We were returning Wednesday night after same point over a field in back of my . observed by a neighbor's pre-teen son.
dinner in Charlotte with our daughter. house. Later, in 1976,1 began actively This allowed a distance triangulation to
When we were between the Stallings traffic investigating UFO sightings in the be made. Trigonometry calculations
signal and the one at the Indian Trail
crossing on US 74,1 noticed an orange-red Charlotte and Indian Trail area. I was indicated the light was about 17 feet in
light that came from behind us, on the right surprised to learn that. numerous diameter and hovered some 700 feet
side, moving very fast and high. people here had seen a lot of strange away at an altitude of 130 feet. Oddly,
As it curved toward the highway, I saw a things. Besides UFOs, many had seen the orb vanished at the same spot the
small green light, stationary over the three white spheroids disappeared in
highway ahead, the red light approached sudden flashes of lights, spook lights,
the green and as they met, the red dropped jacolanterns (roaming spook lights), 1974.
straight down toward the ground, while the glows on the ground, bigfoot creatures, Since then I've seen the lights on
green remained stationary. occupants, Men-in-Black, black several occasions. My wife and several
My first thought, as my husband exclaimed, neighbors have also seen the mystery
"What the hell was that?" was that two panthers, unusual cloud formations,
planes had collided. Then I realized we mystery aircraft and helicopters, and lights several times. Generally, the
would have heard the crash. And the red out-of-place animals such as baboons. lights are white, yellow, gold, green, or a
light had not hit the ground, but was instead In January of 1977, the phenomenon mixture of colors — particularly
shooting up, very fast, back toward the crimson and white. Sometimes the
green light. became very real to me when I
They hung there together, the red on the experienced the first of several lights have a darker colored outer
right, the green on the left, at times with the encounters. border. They come and go to these
red seeming to move between the green I was returning home from work spots in back of the house from all radial
and us, obliterating it. directions. Usually they come swiftly
My next thought was that it was a tower around 6 p.m. While, waiting for traffic
to clear in the oncoming lane, I noticed and silently — like a "thief in the night."
(Anatomy, Continued)

Don't worry. It's just a hallucination due to a seismic-induced transient field.

Offhand, the lights appear to be a form reported to me between 1974 and 1979, quartz rather than the gold that the
of ball lightning except they are 19 occurred over gold mines along the UFOs have an affinity for.
generally large in size and usually seen Gold Hill Fault, 5 occurred over gold As any gold propector knows, gold
in clear weather. mines in the Charlotte area, and 5 were •is generally found near or in quartz
What intrigued me the most is that seen in non-gold-mine areas. Of the 24 veins. As any mineralogist knows,
many UFO encounters, be they sighted over gold mines, 21 were seen quartz and other crystalline rock when
sightings of NLs (nocturnal lights) or to affect a change in travel mode compressed, generates an electrical
craft-like UFOs, occurred repeatedly in (suddenly vanish, appear, change charge. An industrial application of this
certain specific places. Somewhere I direction, or hover momentarily). The principle is the quartz cigarette lighter.
had read that UFOs had an affinity for other three were seen scooting about. A quartz crystal is compressed and
geological fault lines. Supposedly, alien Of 43 craft-type UFOs reported in the creates an electrical spark. The spark,
crews were flying along the faults same period, 10 were encountered at in turn, ignites the gas in the lighter. It is
studying the earth's crust and the Gold Hill Fault gold mines, 19 were this principle that may be responsible
observing earthquakes. sighted over gold mines in Charlotte, for what seismologists call "quake
A review of geological records and and 14 were seen flying about in non- lights." -
maps brought forth many interesting gold-mine areas. Now, of the 29 For centuries, people have
facts. North Carolina is a heavily faulted sightings of craft-like UFOs at gold reported seeing unusual luminous
area. It is a moderately seismic active mine sites, 23 were seen to make a phenomena prior to, during, and after
state. And, it was a major world change in travel mode (suddenly earthquakes. For example, Pliny the
producer of gold prior to the 1849 vanish, appear, turn, or hover Roman historian wrote about survivors
California gold rush. I also learned that momentarily). seeing "flaming shields" in the night
a geological fault — the Gold Hill Fault The statistics are interesting, but skies during the massive quake which
— runs through the Indian Trail area. not at all conclusive regarding the toppled the huge Colossus of Rhodes in
The field in back of my house is located seismic connection. There are other 224 B.C. During the 1965-67
exactly on the fault line. Furthermore, factors such as population density, the Matsushiro earthquake swarm in
there were numerous gold mines in fact that my house — "a UFO reporting Japan, Yutaka Yasui collected the only
Charlotte and Indian Trail. Those in the center" — is located on the fault near known photographs of earthquake
Indian Trail area are strewn out along old gold mines, distribution of sub- lights. Out of 35 reported sightings,
the fault. There are six located in back stations and broadcasting towers, and Yasui related that 18 couldn't be
of and around the housing development railrpad tracks that may interplay to explained by known lights.
in which I live. Lavelle's sighting distort a positive correlation of UFO These lights have been seen so
occurred exactly over the Secrest and sightings with gold mines. It may even frequently in conjunction with
Smart mines. My personal sighting of be that a combination of factors are earthquakes that Dr. John Derr, with
the crimson-white spheroid occurred responsible for repeat sightings in any the U.S. Geological Survey Office, said
over the Sam Phifer and Sam Hill one area. Still, I'm personally in a July 1977 news release the
mines. This knowledge inspired me to convinced, after seeing both NLs and existence of quake lights is now so well
review my case files and make the "spaceship" types over the gold mines, established the subject should no
following statistical tabulation. that there is definitely a seismic longer be ignored. And, it appears
Of 29 nocturnal light cases connection. However, I suspect it is the (Continued on next page)
(Anatomy, Continued) also cause the electromagnetic and physiological effects including
many have reported not only glowing physical side affects often experienced hallucinations. Furthermore, the two
orbs, but fireballs, searchlight beams, by UFO close encounter victims. For point out that seismic-induced fields
starlike objects, columns of lights, and example, they relate how these can be intense and last a long time.
glows on the ground, sea, and in the air. wandering transient fields could They relate how radio transmission in
Although no one knows what overpower the weaker fields associated the area of Hilo, Hawaii, was lost for one
causes the lights, it is believed by many with CBs, TVs, radios, car lights, and hour prior to the large quake that
that seismic movements of the earth motors causing the disruption of such struck there on April 26, 1973.
induce stresses in crystalline rock. devices. And, close approach of these Apparently, a large and long-lasting
These stresses through the fields to humans could result in various seismic energy field temporarily
piezoelectric effect (setting up of an physiological impairments such as skin disrupted the local ionosphere.
electrical potential in crystalline rock) bums, reddened eyes, vomiting, sleep There are, however, .some flaws in
generate electric fields possibly as disturbances, fatigue, nausea, Persinger and Lafreniere's theory. One,
strong as several volts per meter. These menstrual disruptions, and even the prescence of a plasmoid implies the
fields very likely concentrate into the unconsciousness. Since plasmoids can existence of an electrical column
most susceptible localized areas, be detected by radar, many radar-visual projecting up through the ground to
mainly fault lines and outcroppings. cases may be nothing more than sustain the ionization of air molecules
Theoretically, such fields with certain tracking of quake lights. The brightness adjacent to the column. Yet, in many
atmospheric conditions present, could and duration of the ML encounter ML cases — particularly in Indian Trail
conceivably create low-level ionization would be dependent on the intensity — the NLs have passed over houses,
of air molecules adjacent to the electric and longevity of the seismic-induced cars, and planes with no electro-
column projecting through the ground. electric field. In fact, some NLs might magnetic effects. So, it appears the
Interestingly, a plot of several well- keep appearing and disappearing in the plasmoids are self-sustaining, free-
known spook light locations on same area as seismic forces wax and floating, and not dependent on electric
geological fault maps revealed that wane. columns. Yet, several NLs in Indian
most occur on or near faults. The One problem in explaining away Trail have been seen to approach the
Brown Mountain Lights, N.C.; the UFOs as a natural phenomenon is the fault, change direction, and fly away —
Maco Light, Wilmington, N.C.; sighting of craft-like UFOs. The two both with and against the wind!
Summerville Lights, S.C.; the Silver researchers, however, believe that Second, some fault line NLs have
Cliff Light, Westcliff, Colorado; the witnesses coming into contact with emitted light from only one side. For
Gonzales Light, Gonzales, Louisiana; these seismic fields could easily instance, on November 20, 1977, at
the Marfa Lights, Marfa, Texas; the hallucinate sighting of physical UFOs, 10:21 p.m., researchers with Vestigia,
Sand Springs Light, Sand Springs, occupants, creatures, and out-of- Inc. of New Jersey succeeded in filming,
Oklahoma; the Hookerman Light, place animals. They point out in their observing, and recording the presence
Indian Point, N.J. all manifest in fault book Space-Time Transients and of the Hookerman Ghost Light in
areas. The evidence seemingly points Unusual Events (Nelson-Hall, 1977) Indian Point, New Jersey. The site is
toward these UFOs being some type of that stimulation of the brain by electric only a mile from the Ramapo Border
natural phenomenon. And, that's currents has caused many Fault and the light generally appears
exactly what two Canadian scientists
have concluded.
Dr. Michael A. Persinger, a
psychologist and research scientist at
Laurentian University in Sudbury,
Ontario, along with his research
assistant, Gyslaine F. Lafrenierc
studied 1,242 reports of UFOs and
4,818 cases of other anomalies such as
bigfoot encounters, sea serpent
sightings, rock falls, animal falls,
unusual cloud formations, and flashes
of light. The two researchers found a
positive correlation of anomalous
events with geological faults and solar
Black dots in nap above arw locations of
flare activity. They theorize that both inaetiva gold mints in the Charlotte area.
This map can bo found on pg. 19 of
solar flare and seismic movements can Information Circular 21 Gold Resources of
North Carolina aTallabl«~Tron the K.C.
generate localized energy fields which Mviaion of Land Resources.

under certain conditions create Black dots on map to the left are locations
of UFO encounters from 1973 to 1980. The -
plasmoids and also interfere with the shaded areas are goId/quarti areas.
normal functioning of the human brain.
The two believe these fields can
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(Anatomy, Continued) building mysteriously shattered as the common mineral. I suspect UFOs are
during local seismic activity. However, craft was accelerating. But, what really somehow utilizing electromagnetic
an oddity was observed. Only convinced O'Barksi that he wasn't fields in quartz deposits in the same
observers on one side of the light could hallucinating were the holes in the manner that UFOs use such fields
see it. This one-sided emission of light is ground exactly where the humanoids found in the vicinity of man-made
a characteristic shared by some large had been digging. sources (sub-stations, transmission
nocturnal lights. Fourth, UFO sightings occur in lines, broadcasting towers, etc.). On
The Summer 1978 Bulletin of the non-fault areas as well as in seismic December 27,1977, two UFOs tangled
Texas-based Project Stigmata active regions. However, crystalline with "Snoopy II," the police helicopter
organization tells of an unusual UFO rock — particularly quartz — is very over downtown Charlotte. The two
encounter which occurred in 1975 common and widespread throughout objects first approached from out of the
around Nara Nara in northeastern New the world. Also, there are many fault northwest (location of gold/quartz
Mexico, a seismically active area. At the areas which are unknown to fields). Moments later, the two objects
time, livestock mutilations were seismologists. So, the sighting of a UFO were encountered near the Charlotte
occurring and residents were reporting in an area of low seismicity doesn't Coliseum (location of a sub-station).
unmarked helicopters and roaming preclude it from being seismic related. Radar trackings of the two objects
nocturnal lights. One night, several NLs It is also interesting to note that indicated that one slowly faded off the
were being observed. As planned, four fault line phenomena such as sudden radarscope while flying over Indian
ranchers took to the air in a small flashes of light, sonic disturbances, Trail (location of the Gold Hill Fault and
aircraft. All had cameras with infrared beams of light, ground glows, window gold/quartz deposits) while the other
film. Ground observers who could see breaking, strange cloud formations, one went off-scope instantaneously in
both the plane and NLs coordinated the and obnoxious smells have also been the Southpark Shopping Center area
intercept. For two hours the craft coincident with UFO encounters. Of (location of a large sub-station). Three
circled looking for the NLs below them. course, these effects may all relate to youths saw a conical object around 6:30
Strangely, none in the plane could see the object's propulsion system and p.m. the same night in the Indian Trail
the lights. According to conventional have no relation to seismic anomalies. area. Later, Eric Moore, an announcer
physics, ionized balls of air should emit However, on two cases investigated by for WRPL, observed a conical UFO
light in all directions. myself, quake light phenomena were flying along over Providence Road in
Third, multi-witness sightings evident at the time of sighting. Two downtown Charlotte. Interestingly, the
where all see essentially the same type persons in Mt. Holly, N.C., in August of object's flight path would have taken it
of "spaceship" seem to refute the 1973 saw a jacolantern (roaming over a sub-station.
hallucination component of Persinger spherical light the size of a basketball) To me, there are three speculative
and Lafreniere's theory. This is come out of a wooded area and cut reasons why UFOs possibly have such
especially so when landing traces tie in across a field in front of them. Moments a strong interest in energy fields, both
with what was observed. A case in point later, a discoid with lights around it natural and man-made.
is the 1975 O'Barski case that suddenly appeared over the woods One, energy fields are somehow
happened in New Bergen, New Jersey. where the jacolantern had appeared. causing materializations to
New Bergen is located on an The object, making a "turbine sound," spontaneously appear. Theoretically,
unnamed fault which starts one mile flew past them. In late July of 1978, matter can be created from energy
north of the East River Fault in several people in Belmont, N.C., saw a (E=MC2). However, this same law of
downtown New York. The fault is discoid with three rows of windows physics says a lot of energy is required
active. A tremor, which broke traveling along a transmission line. It to form a small amount of matter. And,
windows, jarred the area on April 13, made ah abrupt turn and headed south it's hard to visualize a mechanical
1976. It was here that 72-year old away from the line. Several minutes device or bioform being spontaneously
George O'Barski in January, 1975, at later a column of light, a few feet in created.
about 2 a.m. observed a metallic craft diameter and about 200 feet long, Two, extraterrestrial spaceships
with evenly spaced and lighted appeared over the treetops in a field are using both natural and man-made
windows. It came to a hover 10 feet off near the site. The horizontal beam of electromagnetic power sources to
the ground some 60 feet away. A ladder white light was truncated at both ends. "boost up" their engines in order to
was extended and down scamped It was visible for about 15 minutes. zoom away into space or teleport (a la
several dwarf-like humanoids. Using Then, it slowly faded out. Star Trek) to another star system.
shovels, they quickly scooped up soil None of these late evening However, this theory fails to explain
samples into bags they were carrying. sightings occurred over any known why UFOs suddenly appear in high
After securing sufficient samples, they gold mine. However, both towns are energy fields.
dashed up the ladder. Then, the ladder located in the Charlotte Gold Belt Three, UFOs are materialization
was retracted and the craft ascended which is one of five gold belts scattered of craft and entities from another
skyward, vanishing in about 20 throughout the state. dimension which co-exists with us.
seconds. Two other witnesses farther The evidence seemingly points These beings possibly translate from
away also witnessed the "blast-off." toward UFOs having a very special this other world into ours at areas of
And, a window at a nearby apartment interest in quartz, the world's most (Continued on next page)
(Anatomy, Continued)
high energy at either quartz deposits or
SKETCHES OF A UFO SEEN IN 1742
where there are man-made energy By Louis Winkler
generators. This absorption of energy (MUFON Consultant in Astronomy)
results in their existence in our space-
time continum. To translate back, they
must de-materialize which results in the
"giving-up" of the previously absorbed
energy. For some reason, this energy
must be released in the presence of The Philosophical Transactions of motion. Whatever he saw was strange,.
another energy field — again, either the Royal Society.of London for the and it took him more than a year to
naturally occurring or man-made. years 1744 and 1745 contain an account publicize it.
Those practicing the ancient art of of a UFO seen in London which (Reference: Pages 524 and 525 of
conjuring agree that there must be a surpasses any in the collected works of volume XLni of the Philosophical
raising of the human psychic (mental) Charles Fort. The account is given by Transactions of the Royal Society of
energy both during the summoning and Mortimer Cromwell, the Secretary of London.)
dispatching of the dimensional entity. the Royal Society who was a physician
Of course, everyone knows conjuration by training and contributed frequently
is nonsense. to the Philosophical Transactions on a
An interesting sighting which variety of subjects. His description
suggests that some UFOs release includes two sketches and details of the
energy prior to vanishing is the sighting motion and appearance of the object. Figure 1: Cromwell's sketch off
of an object in September 1978 that flew Since the account is relatively brief and the UFO's motion
around WBTs broadcasting tower well formulated it is presented in its
located on Spencer Mountain in Lowell, entirety along with reproductions of the
N.C. Several people on the 14th saw a sketches.
black spheroid with an orbiting white
light hover over a housing As I was returning home from the Royal
Society to Westminster on Thursday, Dec.
development. After lingering for about 16. 1742. h.8.40'. p.m. being about the
40 minutes, the object moved away Middle of the Parade in St. James Park I saw Figure 2: Cromwell's sketch off
traveling over powerlines to the base of a Light arise from behind the Trees and the UFO's appearance
the mountain. Then, it ascended and Houses in the S. by W. Point which I took at
circled the tower several times as it first for a large Sky-Rocket; but when it had
risen to the Height of about 20 Degrees, it The Fund for UFO Research has
climbed upward. After clearing the took a Motion nearly parallel to the approved a small grant — its first — to
tower, it shot up into a cloud and Horizon, but waved in the manner shown in Bruce Maccabee to pay the page costs
vanished. Figure 1, and went on to the N. by E. Point
of publishing some of his analysis of the
WBT personnel on the mountain over the Houses. It seemed to be so very
near, that I thought it passed over Queen's New Zealand film case in the pages of a
said that no one that afternoon
Square, the Island in the Park, cross the respected physics journal, Applied
reported seeing a UFO. However, they Canal, and I lost Sight of it over the Optics. The proposal, for $180, served
did tell me the logs showed equipment Haymarket. It's Motion was so very slow, as a trial run of the reviewing
damage at 3:30 p.m. due to a lightning that I had it above half a Minute in View; and
procedures. The Fund has also
strike. Interestingly, 3:30 p.m. is the therefore had time enough to contemplate
it's Appearance fully, which was what is embarked on a - national publicity
time the UFO was seen circling the seen in the annexed Figure 2, A seemed to campaign and is now accepting
tower, and there weren't any thunder- be a light Flame, turning backwards from proposals for research or educational
storms in progress during the sighting. the Resistence the Air made to it. BB a projects. Address: Box 277, Mt.
In fact, weather bureau reports bright Fire like burning charcoal, inclosed
Rainier, MD 20822.
indicated clear weather with scattered as it were in an open Case, of which the
clouds all day long. Frame CCC was quite opaque, like Bands
of Iron. At D issued forth a Train or Tail of Associate Editor Len Stringfield
These three possibilities are light Flame, more bright at D, and growing reports that since publication of his
speculative ones. I am, however, quite gradually fainter at E, so as to be monograph on alleged "crashed
certain that some UFOs are appearing transparent more than half its Length. The
saucers" and humanoid bodies, he has
and disappearing in both natural and Head seemed about half a Degree in
diameter, the Tail near 3 Degrees in Length, received about 20 new leads or reports
man-made electromagnetic energy of the same nature that he is in the
and about Eighth of a Degree in Thickness.
fields. Maybe further research will give process of investigating. Some surpass
us the final clue as to the "why" of this In summary, Cromwell saw all previous reports in their potential to
bizarre fact. D something that looked like a large cage constitute final proof if they are
of burning charcoal with flames at the authentic. The Crash/Retrieval
leading and trailing edges which where Syndrome, 38, p., can be ordered from
distorted by its controlled, sinuous MUFON for $5.00.
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UFOs AND RELIGION: THE CE III ISSUE
Dr. Barry H. Downing

The relation between religion and investigators who belongs clearly to the agrees, or he would not have written
UFOs continues to be a problem for the scientific side, not the religious side, of the introduction.
"scientific" investigation of UFOs. the investigation.) What clearly emerges from this
MUFON UFO Journal editor Richard Hynek developed the very sensible careful — scientific— investigation of a
Hall's call in the December 1979 issue to classification of UFOs, either as CE III case is something of huge
"clean up our act," and to be more nocturnal lights, daylight discs, radar- religious dimensions. Many questions
"critical in our investigations of and visual, or Close Encounters of First, emerge from this book, but one of the
reporting on 'high strangeness' UFO Second, and Third Kind. The Close central ones is: Did Betty Andreasson
cases in particular," is one sign of the Encounters of the Third Kind (CE ID) (the abductee and witness) have a
UFO and religion tension. have become the most famous, not only basically scientific — space age —
The early stages of UFO because of the film by that name, but experience with religious gloss, or did
investigation found the most credible because of the nature of scientific she have a religious experience with
UFO investigators trying to put as investigation. scientific — space age — gloss? Or
much distance as possible between Let us suppose one is driving down does what we have traditionally called
themselves as "scientific students of a familiar road and sees a house built religion finally have scientific
UFOs," and others who were "cultists." along the road which was not there dimensions?
In many ways I understood the need for yesterday. That would be strange. We Many of Betty Andreasson's
this approach, with men like Jacques might then seek a lot of witnesses to join experiences have Biblical parallels.
Vallee and J. Allen Hynek leading the us, and then make a good scientific case Going through the "tunnel" is
argument that UFOs can be to the world that "a new strange house something I explained in Chapter V of
investigated in a purely scientific way. is in our midst." my book The Bible and Flying Saucers.
These men had to answer the But science demands that we do My article "Religion and UFO's: The
objections of skeptics like Carl Sagan more than "prove" the house is there. Extrasensory Problem" in the 1974
who said that UFOs were a new form of We need to know who built it, and why. MUFON UFO Symposium Proceed-
make-believe, just like religion. As we approach the door to knock, it ings deals with many of the psychic and
But a funny thing happened on the suddenly opens, and we are taken supernatural parallels between the
way to the Vallee-Hynek scientific inside by force by strange beings who angels in the Bible and the beings in
forum. For Vallee it came with the then give us a tour of the house while we Betty's experience.
progression from his 1965 Anatomy of are in some kind of hypnotic trance. I would also recommend that John
a Phenomen: UFOs in Space, a model Our friends outside the house in the Keel's little known book The Mothman
of scientific objectivity, to his 1975 book meantime were "frozen" as we entered Prophecies be studied in conjunction
The Invisible College, which argued the house, and "unfrozen" as we came with Fowler's book. Keel reports
that UFOs are a new form of religion. out. "eagle-like" birds, as Betty also
His latest book, Messengers of The only way we can question the reported. Keel reports something like
Deception, has received negative "witness" who had a tour of the house is UFO beings using telephone
reviews, in part I would say because under hypnosis. Hynek's scientific connections to give prophecy of death,
Vallee seems even more to have given method rightly points out that the key as also happened to Betty Andreasson.
up science in favor of religion and to the UFO mystery is in the I would say that one of the closest
psychic fantasy. Let me point out that investigation of CE HI cases. But when biblical parallels to Betty's experience is
Vallee has arrived at this position not we examine the data from a scientific the call and vision of the prophet Isaiah,
through a mystical vision, but through point of view, it is a horror story. How chapter 6. In Isaiah the throne of God
the best of scientific techniques: he has can we know that what the witnesses was guarded by a seraphim with six
studied the data. experienced is "real"? How do we wings. For Betty an eagle guarded the
I would say that Hynek is not as far separate projections of the throne. In Isaiah the prophet is cleansed
down the religion road as Vallee, but unconscious from the witness from the from his "sin" by a seraphim bringing a
the progression is there. He admits that "real facts'? burning coal to his lips. Betty is
years ago he would not have written the Ray Fowler argues — and I agree baptized by a pure light (Fowler, p. 35,
introduction to Raymond E. Fowler's — that The Andreasson Affair is one of Bantam ed.).
book The Andreasson Affair. (Fowler is the most carefully investigated CE in Isaiah is then called to go out with a
one of our leading MUFON field cases on record. And Allan Hynek (Continued on next page)
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(Religion, Continued) separate science from cultism, Andreasson.
message to Israel (6:8). Betty was told especially in the CE ffl cases. '.". Since the best CEffl cases seem to
she was chosen, and was to go with a Richard Hall's point is well taken in reveal a religious dimension, how can
message (Fowler, p. 82 ft). When she calling for more care in our we deal with this dimension
was before the Great Bird, she felt great investigation of "high strangeness" scientifically? If we start inviting
heat, which is parallel to the burning cases. But if the Andreasson case is an fundamentalist Christians in on the
coal experience of Isaiah. example of what careful investigation investigations, they will see one
Ray Fowler was greatly troubled leads to, then it seems clear that careful dimension, Christian liberals will see
by the pain of the ordeal which Betty investigation leads to the conclusion another. Jewish religious leaders
showed as she relived the experience. that the UFO reality does not want to should have a totally different view —
Enduring pain as "God's chosen be known on strictly scientific terms. and what about a Muslim and Hindu
people" was true from the beginning. It Betty was led by beings who wanted her view? If we start including theologians,
was true of Jesus on the cross. It was trust. They put her through pain as a won't our scientific objectivity be
true for the Jews as recently as means of testing her trust — perhaps. hopelessly lost in a sea of religious
Auschwitz, and probably in Russia She asked the UFO reality if it was of prejudice and subjectivity?
today. God — the reality would neither totally I have to admit this is a danger. I
While Betty was enduring the pain confirm, nor totally deny, its divine have my own religious views, and they
of needles on the examination table, the nature. undoubtedly color the way I read the
being in charge used laying on of hands What the UFO reality has given us UFO data. But reading the data, and
to minimize the pain, yet there was is not conclusive proof of its nature. then forming a belief — what scientists
clearly the implication that there was no Rather, it has given us freedom and call a theory — is what both science and
way to ascend the throne of the highest choices. The UFO reality has given us religion are about. A theory in science is
being without enduring pain. The pain enough evidence of itself to convince a scheme of knowledge which puts
was due to some "spots" in her person many scientists of its existence. Yet not together certain facts. A belief system
(Fowler, p.44), which had to be so much evidence that many scientists in religion is the unification of certain
examined, and replaced by light. cannot doubt the existence of UFOs in facts about life, and its .pupose.. The
When Isaiah was finally given his any "real" sense. The psychic aspects UFO territory is one in which "the
message, it began, "Hear and hear, but of CE III cases, including the facts" have implications for theory in
do not understand; see and see, but do Andreasson case, are so wide as to science and belief in religion. For those
not perceive" (Isaiah 6:9). When Betty allow a Jungian collective unconscious in the past who have preferred to have
was before the throne, the voice interpretation along the lines pursued their science and religion served on
boomed, "You have seen, and you have by Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman. separate plates, the age of convenience
heard. Do you understand?" (Fowler, Ray Fowler, trying to hold to his is over.
p. 86). Betty said she did not conventional science, suggests that In the film "Close Encounters of
understand, and the voice said she Betty's experience, up to and including the Third Kind," the lead character is a
would understand as time goes by. her examination on the table, was contactee-prophet who is driven by an
Later, under hypnosis^ Ray Fowler "real," but the meeting with the almost religious vision of the meeting on
and his group discover a being speaking Phoenix was an unconscious projection the mountain with the UFO reality.
to them through Betty. And the of her own Christian faith and its needs. Scientists, with their instruments and
message was basically, you see, but you But even an objective scientist logic, have also been led to the same
do not see. We have a message for you. must admit as a possibility, and Ray mountain. In the final meeting, prophet
But not on your terms. Fowler admits this — the UFO reality and scientist join in a journey to the
Welcome science. You have met may be what we have called the Divine stars. In this sense CE III is surely right;
the paradox of divine revelation. The Reality. Or it may be a demonic reality, UFQs have brought the roads of
paradox of divine revelation is that the as many Christian fundamentalists science and religion to a crossing point.
Biblical divine reality shows itself and think, or a combination of good and bad
remains hidden. The divine reality angels, as Betty Andreasson thinks.
speaks, but stays hidden in glory behind Thinks. Believes. But doesn't
wings. The Divine Reality chooses know, has no proof, in the scientific
messengers, but gives them only part of sense. When we ask the UFO reality for
the message.
If we are to believe Ray Fowler —
facts and knowledge, it throws us back
in wonder. MUFON
and I do — then the UFO reality We may not like the fact that UFO
operates in much the same way. reality behaves in this way. But true 103 OLDTOWNE RD.
Showing some. Hiding some. And it is science eventually faces the facts. And SEGUIN.TX 78155
precisely this insistence on staying the facts of the current UFO reality are
partly hidden that is an outrage to that the religious dimension is right at
science. It is the very nature of the UFO the heart qf the UFO story. My choice
reality itself that makes it difficult to at present is to believe Betty

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OBSERVATIONS ON THE INACCESSIBLE CASES

By William D. Leet

Ann Druffel's two-part "California interlude. and disclosed nothing more. That has
Report" in Numbers 139 and 140 of The The exhortation in the article for always sufficed, and I have not run the
MUFON UFO Journal is thought- ufologists to report their1 own UFO risk of losing the inquirer's confidence
stimulating to students of the UFO experiences should be heeded, because of a retort like, "Oh, sure! I've
wonder. Her article, titled "UFO however one may feel that he is seen lots of 'em!"
Sightings by UFO Researchers: the standing naked before the multitude Many people are affected for life by
Inaccessible Cases," blazes a trail when he does so. lam struck by such an a single UFO contact.5 We who dig into
through the wilderness for explorers to apprehension, but in the event that my the phenomenon and perceive UFOs
see the trees where before they could personal experiences may beam some too may surmise that we have been
see only the forest. light into the UFO abyss, here goes! selected for special communications,
The author reviews a number of If I am to make a clean breast of it, I perhaps even revelations. One of the
reasons why only one out of ten UFO must own up to several UFO sightings, events in Lexington, Kentucky,
sightings is reported: fear of ridicule; series of sightings, and other evidences convinced me of this. While driving to
shyness; disinterest or fright; silencing of UFOs that I'll call "episodes," few of my law office one morning and stopping
by the government; and ignorance of which I have divulged until now. There's at an intersection, I looked out of the
where to make the report. She notes not room enough in this essay to car window and up at the sky — no
that none of these is a deterrent to the describe all of them,3 but the fact that I higher than 1,000 feet was a shiny disc. I
UFO investigator or researcher confess them backs up Ann Druffel's watched it hover motionlessly for about
reporting his own UFO experiences, assertion that ufologists have been 5 seconds, then it darted into the low
but that he is reluctant to do so. In her delinquent in revealing their own clouds. ;
opinion, those active in the study of the perceptions. She is right in saying that What caused me to look skyward
phenomenon do not report because ufology may be wanting because its and have my sixth UFO experience?
they consider their own sightings own actives don't tell everything they Why had my lone aircraft been singled
personal, and related to their desire to know, but in my own case I believe I was out for confrontation in the two wars?
learn more about UFOs. This theory is justified in keeping my personal Was I being prepared for some
supported by her correlation of her sightings to myself during the period I marvelous disclosure? Was I being
1945 sighting of a "mother ship" and her was busiest as an investigator. considered by the ufonauts to be their
later acceptance of UFO reality, During the years 1959-1963 I was intermediary in a wondrous betterment
enabling her to investigate UFO activity transmitting a flap-full of UFO action in of mankind, perhaps the extinction of
for NICAP. The realization of the Lexington and Central Kentucky to war and tyranny? In any event, I
interrelationship was accompanied by NICAP, and made three sightings reasoned, I would do well to keep this
much contemplation. myself though I never mentioned them sighting to myself. If there is really
Ann Druffel and I are kindred to Don Keyhoe and Dick Hall." They something to it, I was thinking, the
spirits in this respect. From the time my were familiar with my two war clandestine way it has been conducted
B-17 crew and I on a WWII bombing oonfrontments, and my report as an indicates that I might spoil the whole
mission over Austria were astounded Airborne Radar pilot of the countless deal by divulging the sighting and my
by a "Foo-Fighter" suddenly appearing "green lights" flitting from horizon to conjecture concerning it. It's fair to say
on our wing and flying formation with horizon off the West Coast, so I feared that many UFO scholars who have
us1 — until the Korean War that additional disclosures might cause personally witnessed UFO operations
confrontation of my Troop Carrier them to suspect me of laying it on too will own up to similar reactions.
crew and me by a tremendous flying thick. I also was concerned that my Ann Druffel has drawn the curtains
disc2 — I wasn't really aware of UFO lectures and weekly TV program on from the UFO enigma to reveal a new
existence. It was 7 years after the WWII UFOs might not ring true if there were vista for our contemplation. There has
manifestation that I fully awakened to rumors that I was "seeingflyingsaucers been a lot of theorizing about UFOs,
UFO reality and, like Ann Druffel, was every day." Then, as now, when but. investigation and research have
surprised at the long time that had someone fired the inevitable question, been limited to objective intentions.
elapsed since the first apparition. I, too, "Have you seen a UFO?," I described Surely we need scientists if we are to
did much pondering of the cause of the my sightings of War Two and Korea solve the UFO perplexity or at least
(continued on next page)
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(Observations, Continued) objective approach? Let's take
learn enough to benefit from it, but we precautions that we commit no such LETTER
are erring to ignore the subjective omissions in the future.
approach.6 The solution is not likely to Now that I have made my
be found exclusively through confessions (or some of them) I expect
engineering, mathematics, astronomy, others to do the same. And let's thank
physics, and computerization, although Ann Druffel for leading the way. Editor,
each of these spheres is essential. We NOTES Your invitation on page 15 of the
are losing valuable contributions that 1. The Flying Fortress and the Foo-Fighter,"
MUFON UFO Journal No. 143 that
could be made by those in the Journal No. 133. psychologists and psychiatrists should
humanities and other endeavors where 2. "Korean War UFOX," Journal No. 137. help in the analysis and investigation of
the subjective view is pronounced.7 3. There are nine incidents in which I have visually "abduction" reports followed by your
Every judge and lawyer active in witnessed one or more UFOs; on two occasions I question whether the psychopathology
have had electronic equipment malfunctions (one
criminal law will tell you that very aircraft, one automobile) which I believe were
literature includes "abduction" parallels
seldom is a conviction based on caused by electromagnetic effects (EM) of UFOs; is an important step. Perhaps it will be
eyewitness testimony. In nearly all in another incident I believe I received a of interest to your reders that MUFON-
cases, crimes are committed in secret communication. Austria has established good contacts
and there are no eyewitnesses, so 4. Keyhoe and Hall at that time were Director and with the social and medical sciences
Secretary respectively of NICAP.
nearly all convictions are obtained on 5. A notable case is that of Barney Hill. Elaine
and, with the aid of several university
circumstantial evidence — we need Thomas, one of the three Liberty, Kentucky intitutions, has entered into a project of
lawyers and detectives on our team. In women who were kidnapped and "examined," UFO eye-witness examination. The
this respect, Leonard Stringfield has suffered thereafter from respiratory illness which general outline of the project follows the
proven his case well that the was believed to have been the proximate cause of method of Sydney Walker "Establish-
her death. Telecon Leonard Stringfield and
government has thirty-some little grey writer, Nov. 1978.
ing Observer Credibility" (Hearings of
humanoids, victims of UFO crashes, 6. the word "subjective" is susceptible to many the Committee on Science and
packed in the deep freeze at Wright- definitions, and the one in which it is used here is Astronautics, 19th Congress,
Patterson Air Force Base when they to be found in the unabridged Webster's: ". . . Washington, D.C. 1968, pp. 176-189),
are not undergoing autopsy. No one arising from, concerned with, or belonging to the i.e., a complex UFO case study should
individual as contrasted with the physical or social
has seen all of the steps in this decades- environment." In our investigation, research,
at least include a full medical (sensory,
old project, but a lawyer would put analysis, study and reporting, of course, we must neurological, psychiatric) screening of
together the pieces: credible reports of be objective, (i.e., unemotional, unprejudiced, the reporter. Walker uses the
UFO crashes; statements by unbiased and impartial). Because of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality
examiners, transporters, custodians, clandestine nature of UFOs in much of their Inventory, a standard psychological
activity, and that about 90% of UFO experiences
and inadvertent witnesses; and physical are not reported, the refusal to consider single-
personality profile test, in addition to
evidence, etc., to prove the case by witness reports cannot be objective; some lone psychiatric interviews. R. Leo Sprinkle
circumstantial evidence. This inductive witnesses may also contribute subjectively. was so kind as to evaluate an MMPI
method is a subjective process and the 7. Ufology is indebted to Drs. Sprinkle and done with an Austrian witness for us in
same on which 95% of crimes are Harder, et a)., for pioneering retrogressive 1976. As the MMPI gives no reliable
hypnosis; deeper insight may be provided by
proven.8 future analyses of the changes in subjects'
clues for other important factors of the
A study of the subjective evidence concepts, attitudes, emotions, and aspirations. witness — intelligence, visual memory,
in many UFO events, abduction cases 8. There are no statistics on this that I know of, suggestibility, to list a few — we in
in particular, should lead to discoveries. and I base my estimate on my experience and Austria use some other standard tests
A case with such potential was that of observations as a practicing attorney at law. to cover the whole interesting
9. It is not conclusive that these were physical
the three Liberty, Kentucky women, in examinations as we understand the term.
"psychological relief of the case" by
which they were subjected to physical Although Mona Stafford's eyes were extracted spotlights shining from several
examinations9 aboard a UFO. Two of from their sockets and placed on her cheeks, directions. Although there has been no
the ladies, Mona Stafford and Elaine Elaine Thomas felt a severe pressure on her neck "abduction" report claim coming from
Thomas, told the writer that the beings and chest, and Louise Smith had a substance Austria to date, a mental screening
poured over her then removed, their reactions
had communicated with them since the indicate that it was more than physical.
procedure is in my opinion the only
occurrence, and that they would do so Telephone interview with Mona Stafford and hope to find out whether the "reality" of
again.10 Both were compelled to revisit Elaine Thomas, March 9,1977. the witness and his experiences is the
the abduction site by some unknown 10. Ibid. same as our so-called normal "reality."
force, and yearned for the ufonauts' 11. Lexington (Ky.) Leader, Dec. 14, 1977. MUFON members interested in further
return; the third victim, Louise Smith, information about the Austrian Witness
said, "I really do feel that they know Project may contact me.
what I'm doing."11 Ernst Berger, M U F O N -
How much have we lost by our Representative for Austria,
failure to intensely study this case, and Nussdorferstr. 7, A 1094 Vienna,
others, with a subjective as well as an Austria, Europe.
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I"

By Ann Druffel

Magnetic Anomalies and UFO Flight — Part II


Referring back briefly to Part I of On January 4, 1967, Tom X* rose the east, but Tom was still frightened of
this article, published last month, about 6:00 a.m. and went downstairs to it. Crouching on the bed, he hurriedly
research in the Southern California the kitchen of his family's new snapped one photo, then dashed
area has revealed that there are no townhouse. Looking out toward the downstairs, calling for his mother and
small, closed magnetic anomalies eastern foothills, he saw an immense, sister. When. they returned upstairs
indicated on aeromagnetic maps of at oval-shaped object flying low over with him, the object was no longer in
least two "flap" localities in this region. nearby homes. It was seemingly view. They were impressed by Tom's
We also reiterate, for the sake of metallic and flashed red lights similar to disquieted state.
refreshing the reader's memory, that the "taillights of a Thunderbird." Tom Tom asked a 14-year old friend to
the term "magnetic anomaly" as used in dashed upstairs to wake his family, and develop the photo because he was
this article refers to small, enclosed his parents and younger sister Alyce** afraid to trust mail-order processing.
contours depicted on aeromagnetic watched the huge object cruise This young boy was inexpert, and the
maps, where the intensity of the earth's leisurely out of sight over the isolated, developed negative emerged
magnetic field differs in definite -but hilly terrain on the eastern border of lightstruck, scratched and fogged.
minor degrees from the surrounding town. The family called a nearby air However, it showed basically what Tom
terrain. These differences may be either base, but were informed no vehicle had described.2
higher or lower relative to the resembling the giant craft was aloft. The picture came into my hands in
surrounding normal magnetic field, The X family seemed stable and June 1967, and during the next 4 years
measured in counts of gamma reliable. None of its members had prior was sent to six different photographic
radiation. In this study the term interest in UFOs. However, in experts. None was able to prove it as a
"magnetic anomaly" does not apply to succeeding weeks, Tom and other hoax, and all explanations such as
the extensive contours on these same family members viewed other strange double exposure, cutouts, hand-held
maps — contours which, by reason of objects in the sky near their home. model, etc. were ruled out. Most of the
their large sizes, are not shown as Intrigued, Tom bought a $5.00 Mark experts felt the picture to be genuine. In
"closed." XII camera, hoping to photograph one October 1971, the photo was taken for
We will continue with an in-depth of the unusual objects. study by Al Cocking, then president of
description of some of the cases in On January 24, 1967, Tom was a Southland geodetic survey company.
Temple City and Yorba Linda, our two upstairs gathering material for his After using advanced photogrammetric
identified flap areas concerned in this homework. Glancing out a bedroom equipment, Cocking stated his opinion
study. For in order to substantiate our window, according to his statement, he that the photograph seemed to be that
claim that these two areas —free from was horrified to see a dark, machine- of an actual object, about 100 feet from
magnetic anomalies — are true UFO like craft hovering near the house. It the camera and three-dimensional. It
flap areas, it must first be shown that was shaped somewhat like a man's top was also considered free-flying and in a
adequate investigation and hat, and four thin appendages dangled hovering or slowly moving mode. The
documentation was made on the UFO from the bottom. It had a curious dull, object, however, was not "gigantic, "as
reports concerned, and that the objects but nevertheless metallic sheen, "like the witness had stated. It was
described by numerous witnesses aluminum foil held at an angle." The somewhat less than 2 feet in width, so it
were, in fact, unknowns.1 surface of the legs had a similar was assumed that it must have been
The flap of 1967 in Yorba Linda appearance. (See Figure B) right next to the window when Tom first
was studied consistently for 5 years, Tom dashed to his bedroom and saw it — perhaps one of the closest
both during and after the fact. Reports returned within seconds with his encounters on record!
flowed continually for the full year of camera. The object had moved away to The picture wasfinallyaccepted by
1967 from a newly-constructed section *Pseudonym for a 14-year-old witness. Name
many sources as probably genuine, and
of homes, less than 2 miles southeast of withheld to protect privacy. has been so treated in UFO literature.
the older parts of Yorba Linda. **Also a pseudonym. (Continued on next page;
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(California Report, Continued) viewed most of the sightings. feet wide.
The unknown visitor to Temple What seemed to be the same
Analysis of it continues to the present City was an atypical UFO. The object, object revisited the city twice in the
day. which seemed to be the same (or evening hours on May 27th. As it
The photo was taken in the midst similar) type at each appearance, was passed low over the adjacent city of San
of a flap which continued through greenish-black, lozenge-shaped, and Gabriel, a teen-aged student, Donald
December 1976. About ten good cases surrounded by a haze reminiscent of Prespi, described it independently in
of puzzling objects were reported in the ionized air — at least when seen at a terms similar to Mrs. Taylor's closeup
vicinity, most of which had more than distance. Its behavior was unhurried view.3
one witness. In addition, numerous and bizarre. Like Yorba Linda, Temple City
"UFOs" of lesser value were reported. About noontime on May 16,1966, and adjacent San Gabriel are entirely
The objects typically appeared in the the object was seen by a puzzled group free of small, enclosed magnetic
southeast section of Yorba Linda and in - of Temple City residents as it hovered anomalies. To the east and southeast are
most cases, their flight paths were for 15 minutes over the town's busiest three enclosed magnetic contours, but
easterly toward the isolated Santa Ana intersection. It tumbled and turned all the 1966 flap sightings were at least a
Mountains and foothills on the town's lazily in the sky, seemingly changing mile from the nearest of these. The
rim. shape and reflecting the sun's rays. Temple City object(s) never flew any
Carefully plotting the objects' Although it seemed to be hundreds of direction except north and northeast.
positions and flight paths on the feet above the earth, it was the apparent About two miles to the northeast of the
aeromagnetic map, the following facts size of a quarter at arm's length. One town is a small anomaly, but the
emerged. No reports came from within technically literate witness, Charles object(s) always had gained thousands
the confines of the older part of town, Hardman, viewed the object through of feet altitude or had disappeared
where a 4% mile long, enclosed anomaly binoculars and noted lines of refraction before they reached the vicinity of this
lies directly to the west. A cluster of six in the reflected light. He therefore contour.
small magnetic anomalies, ranging from judged it to be metallic. Finally the weird Referring back to Part I of this
2/3 mile to 3% miles in length, is west of object sped off into the northeast, article and aeromagnetic maps
the flap area, but 3/4 mile separates the climbing steeply as it left. concerned in this study, one can see
nearest of these from the western edge The second appearance on May several random sightings in the Basin
of the flap area. None of the objects 16th was about 1:30 p.m. when it Area where the flight paths of the
were reported flying west toward these traveled a measured northerly path objects in relation to the surface terrain
anomalies. Most of the objects flew over the city. During a third pass at 3:35 was certain or fairly certain. These
east; a few flew south or in a southerly it bobbed around in small circles at an mostly all were sighted over terrain
path. estimated 600 feet altitude. Mrs. Evelyn where no enclosed magnetic anomalies
Since the edge of the aeromagnetic M. Taylor, who had seen the object on exist. The two exceptions show the
survey crosses through the flap area, its noontime appearance on May 16th, object(s) skirting the edge of anomalies
we cannot be sure that there are no saw it again on May 24th. Mrs. Taylor, and in one case making a right angle
small magnetic anomalies to the east, whose reputation was established as turn as it seemingly began to fly fairly
which is the direction of most of the beyond question, watched astounded low over an anomaly. Is it possible that
UFO flight paths. Still, it seems as the strange craft descended out of the object was avoiding passage over
significant that none of the UFOs flew the sky and hovered directly over the this magnetic disturbance in the earth?
near the several enclosed anomalies as Temple City Sheriffs' Station, which The cases used in this study were
shown west of Yorba Linda. was just across the street. The object selected at random and plotted without
This speculated penchant for bobbed as if in a gravity-free regard to the anomalies shown on the
UFOs to avoid (or skirt) enclosed environment, then gained altitude and map. I did not have any prior
magnetic anomalies is pointed out even leisurely flew away into the northeast. conception of what the plotted cases
more vividly in the case of the Temple At this point Mrs. Taylor was joined by would show. Of course, the plotted
City flap. These series of sightings two other witnesses. sightings represent only a very few of
rivaled the Yorba Linda situation in Mrs. Taylor was positive that the the documented closeup sightings
intensity and fascination, and they object, in its descension and ascension available in this area. What needs to be
occurred in an area where the magnetic modes, was identical to what she had done, of course, is a complete plotting
features are completely indicated on seen on May 16th. Close up, however, it of all close encounter cases in the
the map (Figure A, Part I). This 1966 was an awesome affair. It was described Basin. Only in this way can
flap did not produce any known UFO as the shape of "two geranium pots with confirmation of these preliminary
photographs, but what it lacked in their rims together." Small slots were sightings be confirmed.
pictorial documentation it made up in on the top section and a perky antenna However, corroboration seems to
multiplicity of witnesses. Whereas the stuck out from the rim. Its green come from an independent study
Yorba Linda objects were never seen surface reflected the sun. (Figure C). conducted in Puerto Rico, which was
by more than four persons at a time, Later, its size was estimated by reported in the FLYING SAUCER
crowds of Temple City residents triangulation: about 40 feet high and 25 REVIEW.4 The Puerto Rican group,

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(Director's Message, Continued) on the telephone, since it has now been MUFON UFO Journal, June and October 1976.
Charles and Geri reside at 1139 Senate disclosed that he was unjustly accused. 4. FLYING SAUCER REVIEW, "UFOs and
Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014. His major For the record, the original facts Magnetism," by Sebastian Robiou, Vol. 20, No. 4,
1974.
goal in Ohio is to help unify all of the concerning this incident were not
individual groups into a cohesive investigated as thoroughly as that of a
investigative organization in cooperation significant UFO case, therefore your
with Larry Moyers. Director was in error; thus the apology.
Jiles Hamilton, a registered
hypnotist, has been appointed State (California Report, Continued)
Section Director for St. Johns, Flagler, Centro de Esudios OVNI, using
and Putnam counties in Florida. Mr. Federal aeromagnetic map #GP 525,
Hamilton lives at Route 5, 6 DeSoto plotted twenty-five UFO cases in an
Road, St. Augustine, FL 32084 and may a t t e m p t to discover possible
be contacted by telephone at (904) 471- relationships to the four "magnetic
0473. His speciality has been using lakes" (anomalies) in Puerto Rico. The
regressive hypnosis on purported magnetic anomalies there are large
contactees. Mrs. Patricia Toner has compared to those in the Los Angeles
volunteered to serve as State Section study, ranging from 24 to 77 kilometers
Director for Philadelphia and Delaware in length. However, they were shown as
Counties in Pennsylvania. Patricia and "enclosed." Figure C. May 24th UFO drawn
her husband Bill live at 320 South Briefly, the OVNI group found no by David Branch from witness'
American St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 UFO sightings took place closer than descriptions
and plan to attend the symposium at 30 kilometers from a magnetic "lake."
Clear Lake City. She will also assist In comparison, the closed magnetic
MUFON in computer systems as a anomalies shown on Figure A (Part I) INFLATION
Research Specialist in her professional range from l/2 mile to 5 miles in length.
field. Another new Research Specialist Can it therefore be assumed that, the By Walt Andrus
is Ms. Sandra Strickland, a journalist larger the area of magnetic anomaly, the During the lull periods between
whose prime interest is in the greater the distance by which UFOs UFO "flaps," the interest in UFOlogy
compilation.of reliable data regarding avoid them? seems to diminish. This has not
UFO sightings. Researchers have long suspected happened to any significant degree to
In the April 1980 issue of the that the power source of UFO the Mutual UFO Network, Inc.
MUFON UFO Journal via my propulsion might be associated in some (MUFON). Field Investigator training
Director's Message, three serious way with electromagnetism. Do they sessions continue, the MUFON UFO
accusations were made concerning the need steady magnetic force fields Journal is published monthly on a
alleged disregard for the use of emanating from the terrain below in current schedule, our eleventh annual
copyrighted material or written order to function trouble-free? Or do MUFON UFO Symposium was
permission to sell other peoples they at times "draw power", so to conducted on June 7 and 8 in Clear
material by Timothy Green Beckley speak, by skirting the edges of small Lake City, Texas (Houston), State
through the newspaper UFO REVIEW. magnetic anomalies? MUFON Meetings are being held
During a recent telephone This study is by necessity a (North Carolina on June 21 and 23),
conversation with Mr. Beckley, he preliminary and incomplete one, but and plans are already underway for our
identified the sources of the "UFO 79" hopefully its finding will encourage twelfth consecutive annual symposium
tapes and the advertised book other researchers in other states to in the Boston, Massachusetts, area in
"Retrievals of the Third Kind" by plot close up, documented sightings on 1981.
Leonard H. Stringfield that he is aeromagnetic maps of their own The United States has been
offering for sale. In the article titled locales. Corroboration of the above subjected to four significant UFO
"The Real Facts Behind the Kentucky findings would be extremely valuable to "flaps" during the years of 1952, 1957,
Abduction" by Bob Allen, published in UFO research. 1965, and the largest of all — 1973.
issue No. 7 of UFO REVIEW, this was
These "flap" periods were intentionally
rewritten from a story appearing in REFERENCES isolated because they reflect upon the
"The Ohio Sky Watcher" by Jim Miller. 1. Documented reports of all cases discussed in
founding and progress of the four
In each case, Tim has accounted for his this article are available in NICAP and Druffel
files. leading UFO organizations of this era;
sources and cleared himself of any
2. FLYING SAUCER REVIEW, "The Yorba APRO, NICAP, MUFON, and
copyright infringements. Linda Photograph," by A. Druffel, Special Issue CUFOS, two of which were founded
This is a public apology to Timothy No. 5, Nov. 1973. during a "flap year." The motivation for
Green Beckley for the unfounded 3. Features of this Temple City object and the
the creation of MUFON was the 1965
actions attributed to him by your equally atypical Yorba UFO (See Figures B and
C) are correlated with other nationwide sightings flap; SKYLOOK was founded in 1967,
Director in a previous edition of this
in a previous "California Report" column entitled and MUFON was organized in 1969.
column. I personally apologized to Tim "Oddities Among the Erratics," by Druffel, (Continued on next page) -, ~
(Inflation, Continued) to the respected reputation previously combination of $8.00 for a subscription
(The MUFON UFO Journal is the established by Dr. Hynek and the to SKYLOOK and $4.00 dues.
successor to SKYLOOK). There is a caliber of people that surrounded him. On June 15, 1976, Dwight
definite reason for doing some The International UFO Reporter Connelly relinquished the publication
constructive reminiscing during 1980, became their monthly publication, SKYLOOK as editor and publisher, at
because this could be a crucial year for varying from 8 to 16 pages, during its which time the Mutual UFO Network
UFOlogy both in the U.S.A. and lifetime. It was abruptly terminated with became the publisher and Dennis
worldwide. Small splinter UFO groups a terse announcement on the front Hauck the editor. The June 1976 issue
are being organized daily and succumb cover of a revised edition of the January innaugurated our present name "The
at the same rate after a few weeks or 1980 issue. Probably one of the finest MUFON UFO Journal," which better
months. Some of these groups quickly publications of its kind in .the world, it exemplified its contents and purposes.
recognize the logistics of publishing a was a sad day when Dr. Hynek Richard H. Hall assumed the editorship
newsletter, become affiliated with announced that the future contents effective with the September 1977
MUFON, and each is now a thriving of IUFOR would appear in the edition and continues to serve in that
local entity. newsstand magazine PROBE. capacity.
A review of the progress and status Adequate finances to support In spite of the rise in inflation that
of the four leading UFO organizations worthwhile endeavors of this nature has affected printing, paper, postage,
in the U.S.A. is very important if we are provide an on-going problem for their and labor costs, the annual
to evaluate the future of MUFON and prolongation. membership in MUFON has been held
the steps that must be taken to The interest in UFOlogy has had at $12.00 since January 1, 1975. Since
continue as a viable organization. its peaks and valleys since 1947, that time, paper and printing costs have
NICAP, organized in 1956 and directed however, a major financial aspect that tripled, necessitating a revision in our
by Donald E. Keyhoe (Major Retired all UFO organizations must combat is membership dues structure. By the
U.S.M.C.), was the outstanding UFO the never ending rise in inflation and the written authorization of the MUFON
organization during the late 1950s and cost of publications. SKYLOOK and Board of Directors and action taken at
early 1960s. Through mismanagement the MUFON UFO Journal have been the MUFON Corporate meeting in
and political pressures, NICAP's fortunate in this respect by being able to Clear Lake City, Texas on June 8th, the
demise from the UFO scene was control printing and publication costs new membership/subscription fee will
apparent when the Board of Governors by operating with nearly all volunteers. be $15.00 in the U.S.A. and $16.00
hired John Acuff to operate NICAP, Starting with a mimeographed foreign in U.S. funds effective August 1,
and was confirmed when Alan Hall, a newsletter in September 1967, the first 1980. At the same time, we are
former C.I.A. covert agent, was placed increase in the monthly subscription discontinuing the separate Journal
in charge. took place with the December 1973 subscription, which has been the policy
APRO, under the direction of Jim edition when the price went to $5.00 throughout the years, but not consistent
and Coral Lorenzen, has thrived during U.S.A and $6.00 elsewhere from the with membership development. A
and following "flap periods"; however, previous $4.00, published and edited by sample copy of the Journal will become
through diligent effort, they have been Mrs. Norma E. Short. Utilizing a 20- $1.50 instead of $1.00.
able to maintain a semblance of page typeset format, the subscription With due respect to the other UFO
continuity throughout the years, for price was increased to $8.00 annually organization's publications, the new
which they must be commended. with the January 1975 edition, edited by membership structure is still the finest
CUFOS, organized in 1973 and Dwight Connelly. As of January 1, value in the field when compared for
headed by J. Allen Hynek, Ph.D., 1975, the annual membership in price, contents, and number of pages.
immediately surged to the forefront due MUFON at $12.00 included a

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Lucius Parish

In Others' Words

Continuing its series of reports on Jerome Clark, Wayne Laporte, Jim many reports of "mystery helicopters"
Soviet UFO cases, the NATIONAL Miles, Tim Anderson, and others. in association with mutilation incidents.
ENQUIRER'S April 29 issue details a Those persons interested in the It covers the period of 1971-79,
1977 event involving giant "flying light historical aspects of the UFO subject providing the basic details of each
bulbs" and "alien voices." The May 6 may like a recently-published booklet incident. An appendix shows the
issue features a Soviet veterinarian's which deals with mystery lights and distribution of "mystery helicopter"
hypnotic regression testimony other phenomena which accompanied reports by month, day of the week, day
concerning his alleged ride in a UFO. A the Welsh religious revival of 1904-05. or night cases, and the states which
report of a landed UFO and occupants The 36-page publication has been have reported such incidents. Anything
is the installment for the May 13 issue. compliled from contemporary press from Tom Adams and "Project Stigma"
The final article in the series is in the accounts, as well as the PROCEED- is always well done and this booklet is
May 20 issue and tells of a Polish farmer INGS of the Society for Psychical no exception. It is very appropriately
who claims to have been abducted and Research, as that organization was titled THE CHOPPERS...AND THE
physically examined by UFO active in probing the reports. STARS, CHOPPERS and is available at $5.00
occupants. This same issue has an AND RUMOURS OF STARS is a per copy from Project Stigma, P.O. Box
article on the strange "space baby" valuable contribution to the literature. 1094, Paris, Texas 75460. You might
skeleton found on a Panama beach. It may be ordered for $3.00 per copy also want to subscribe to Tom's
James Oberg's "UFO Update" from Kevin McClure, 8 Scotland Road, quarterly magazine, STIGMATA,
column in the May issue of OMNI Little Bowden, Market Harborough, which covers all the recent events in the
concerns itself with the ways in which Leics., England. mutilation controversy. The #9 issue
witnesses can be fooled, as well as the Followers of the cattle mutilation has just been released at this writing
arguments of such UFO debunkers as mystery will be interested in.knowing of and all the 1980 issues may be obtained
Robert Sheaffer and Philip J. Klass. a new publication compiled by Tom for $5.00, with other back issues being
The June issue of UFO REPORT Adams, whose collection of data on the available at $1.00 each. The address for
has an interesting review of the new film "mutes" mystery must be the world's STIGMATA is the same as given
"UFOs Are Real," as well as articles by largest. This new booklet deals with the above.

JMarkR.Herbstritt Greatest elongation (24 degrees east) Moon Phases (All E.S.T.):
occurs on the 14th at 9 AM (E.S.T.), at Last Quarter - June 5, 9:53 p.m.
Astronomy which time the planet stands about 17
degrees above the horizon.
New Moon - June 12, 3:38 p.m.
First Quarter - June 20, 7:32 a.m.
Notes Venus — It can be seen early in the
month but is at inferior conjunction by
Full Moon - June 28, 4:02 a.m.

the 15th.
Mars — In Leo, it is high in the
southwest at sunset and sets about 4
THE SKY FOR JUNE 1980 hours later. It passes 1.7 degrees south
of Saturn on the 25th.
Mercury — On the 1st Mercury is 0.3 Jupiter — In Leo, it is high in the MUFON
degrees north of Venus. At that time southwest at sunset, and sets about 4
the two planets can be seen low in the hours later. 103 OLDTOWNE RO.
west, just after sunset. They are at the Saturn — On the eastern boundary of SEGUIN/TX 78155
foot of Gemini, which is standing Leo, it is high in the southwest at
upright above the western horizon. sunset, and sets about 4% hours later.

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DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE by
WaltAndrus

If you missed reading the article paperback edition titled "The Most "they will let the public decide." In the
titled "Inflation" in this issue of the Reliable Collection of UFO meantime, they are going ahead with
Journal, please do so immediately, Photographs" with captions in both the publishing of Volume II, to try to
since it concerns the new membership/ English and Japanese. It contains 141 recoup their $60,000 expenditure on
subscription dues structure that will be pages of both black and white and color Volume I. As P.T. Barnum is reputed to
effective on August 1, 1980. The July UFO photographs that have been have said, "There is a fool born every
issue will feature the Eleventh Annual collected by Universe. With all respect minute" and Genesis III people plan to
MUFON UFO Symposium held on to Mr. Yazawa, many of the capitalize on the naive public.
June 7 and 8 in Clear Lake City, Texas photographs are known to be hoaxes Reluctantly, I have given space in my
(Houston) with an article by Dennis by serious investigators in the United message to this book on two different
Stacy and photographs by Paul Cemy States. It also contains some of the occasions, and probably gave them
and Dennis for those people who were photographs that have undergone unwarranted advertising, however it is
unable to attend. The 1980 MUFON detailed photo analysis and are imperative that such opportunists be
UFO SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS considered authentic. Some of the exposed.
with speeches applicable to the theme photographs were submitted from the And now to report on some of the
"UFO Technology: A Detailed collection of Wendelle Stevens which more desirable events occurring
Examination" are now available from may explain the lack of credibility. "around the network." John Magor,
MUFON, 103 Oldtowne Road, Seguin, "UFO....Contact From The former editor and publisher of the
Texas 78155 U.S.A. postpaid for $10.00. Pleiades" Volume I published by "Canadian UFO Report" and author of
A list of the speakers and the titles of Genesis ID Productions, Ltd., Phoenix, the book "Our UFO Visitors," is
their presented papers was contained Arizona, by Wendelle C. Stevens, Lee presently writing a new UFO book. Mr.
in the May issue. J. Elders, and Thomas K. Welch of the Magor was invited to become the
We would like to express our photographs purported to be UFOs Provincial Director for British
appreciation to Donald R. Tucker for taken by Eduard "Billy" Meier is an Columbia. He will assume his new
the professionally designed cover on outright fraud perpetrated upon the duties but not until he has completed
the 1980 Symposium Proceedings and public for financial gain. Investigation his new book. In the meantime John will
to Mrs. Virginia Castner for the typing. started over 3 years ago by members of be attending the 1980 MUFON UFO
As the Staff Writer for MUFON and MUFON/CES in West Germany, Symposium in Clear Lake City along
Director of Publications, Mr. Stacy will Austria, and Switzerland has evidence with Bill Allen. I had the pleasure of
also be submitting an article to the to substantiate the fallacy of Mr. meeting John and his wife in Oklahoma
Japanese newsstand magazine Meier's claims. We plan to publish the City in 1971 when we both lectured at a
"UFOs and Space" covering the 1980 c o n c l u s i v e r e s u l t s of t h e i r UFO conference. John's address is
symposium. In 1978 and 1979, Peter investigations in the Journal. A U.S. Box 758, Duncan, British Columbia
Tomikawa prepared the material for investigation has identified a balloon in V9L 3Y1, Canada.
the featured article. Mr. Tomikawa, our several of the photographs that Larry Moyers, State Director for
Far East Continental Coordinator, has supports the model on a string while Ohio, has announced the appointment
moved back to Japan so will be unable Billy Meier, with one arm operating his of Charles' J. Wilhelm as State Section
to attend this year's symposium. camera, moves through several Director for the Ohio counties of
Mr. Kiyoshi Yazawa, Editor of different angles. (Billy lost one arm in an Butler, Warren, Hamilton, and
"UFOs and Space," published by accident many years ago.) It is Clermont, replacing Leonard H.
Universe Shuppan-sha in Tokyo, was a practically a miracle when Billy claims Stringfield so that Leonard may devote
guest at the MUFON office in Seguin, that UFOs fly directly in front of his more time to his duties as MUFON
Texas, during April. We found him to motion picture camera set up on a Director of Public Relations and his
be a delightful and articulate young tripod, not once, but on seven research into the UFO crash/retrieval
man, and anxious to provide UFO occasions. The three men selling this syndrome. Charles and his wife Geri
information to the Japanese public book have admitted privately to were instrumental in the planning and
through his magazine. Universe investigators that there is "considerable implementation of the 1978 MUFON
Shuppan-sha has recently published a doubt" about Billy Meier's claims, but UFO Symposium in Dayton,. Ohio.
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