Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Your Need to Know - Peru's UFO Files

Published on 8 Jul 2014 By Open Minds Production
Peru has long been recognized as a UFO hotspot by Ufologists and researchers alike. Some believe that archeological wonders such as the Nazca lines and Machu Picchu are evidence that ancient astronauts visited the area and are possibly still visiting today. On top of its rich archeological connection and a large populace that holds an interest in the phenomenon, Peru stands out as a country that takes UFO sightings very seriously.

Spacing Out! Ep. 80 - Farmer wants aliens to pay for crop circle damage

Published on 4 Jul 2014 By Open Minds Production
A farmer in the Czech Republic wants reparations from aliens for the damage caused to his corn field by a giant crop circle. That and other space and UFO news on this episode of Spacing Out!

Formation of multiple UFO's over Guadalajara Mexico

Published on 2 Jul 2014 By jmhz71

Flota de ovnis EN Guadalajara Edit 01/07/2014
Skywatch - Francisco Guzman
Bing translation:
UFO fleet Guadalajara edit 01/07/2014
SkyWatch - Francisco Guzman

Fox News Covers World UFO Day

By Fox News  

Syfy documentary to reveal the truth about aliens on the Moon

Image of the moon from the Galileo spacecraft. (Credit: USGS)

Conspiracy theories about Earth’s moon persist forty-five years after the first human visit to the Moon.
Some believe that the Moon landings never occurred, but instead were staged. Others believe humans have been to the Moon, but were warned to stay away by lunar residents. But, thanks to Syfy, the veracity of the claims about aliens on the Moon may finally be revealed in an upcoming two hour documentary titled Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed.

Film news website Twitch reports that the producer of this documentary is Robert Kiviat, a producer known for UFO related content. He was a content producer for several episodes of the popular SyFy program Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. He also produced the television special Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?).
On July 7, Syfy issued the following press release announcing the show:
LOS ANGELES (July 07, 2014) – Syfy will host the world premiere of ALIENS ON THE MOON: THE TRUTH EXPOSTED, a two-hour event documentary special on Sunday July 20, 2014.
July 20, 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of man’s first landing on the Moon. We’ve all seen the footage and know the “official” story from news reports, the Internet and for younger viewers, from the history books. But what haven’t we been told about Earth’s closest neighbor? What really happened on that historic day? What did our astronauts encounter on the lunar surface? And what don’t our world’s governments want us to know?
In this controversial special we will look at compelling evidence – including never-before aired NASA photos showing gigantic artificial structures – suggesting the Moon is being used as a base, and possibly a staging area, by a mysterious race of alien beings. We will hear from experts, as well as astronauts who have walked on the moon, and we’ll reveal new facts and proof for the first time anywhere. Also, viewers will see dramatic 3-D flybys of the lunar constructions derived from the actual NASA data, and get an exclusive look at footage of a purported “female” E.T. supposedly recovered during a secret U.S.-Soviet mission to the Moon in the 1970s.
Among the many shocking topics covered in the Special will be:
· Photos showing the undeniable existence of what look like installations, factories, saucers, hangers and huge satellite dishes, possibly trained directly on planet Earth. Viewers will learn that many of the extraordinary signs of an alien lunar presence exist hidden from view, on the far side of our Moon.
· A gigantic structure resembling a “Nuclear Power Plant Cooling Tower” rising from the floor of a perfectly round crater or “dish.” Located nearby, another large structure with a mile-long “pipe” extends out of it on a 45 degree angle and casts an obvious shadow.
· Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s startling interview where he reveals that a UFO followed the spacecraft for three days on its way to the historic moonwalk, and that a baffling “Monolith” has been photographed by NASA on Mars’ moon Phobos. Aldrin also assesses some of the lunar photos that strongly suggest alien structures have been detected on our Moon.
· Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell’s adamant contention that he knows for sure UFOs are real, that there is an alien presence visiting the Earth (and the space around us) and the U.S. government has been aware of it for several decades.
· Unidentified objects (dubbed “X-Drones” by researchers) that appear to be carving long, deep tracks many miles across the lunar terrain.
· Other “towers” that rise many miles up from the lunar surface (higher than anything made on Earth), photo evidence of a massive excavation operation on the Moon and telltale signs the picture may have been altered to hide the truth.
· Extensive “pipelines” crossing over the crater rims, in and out, and bridges spanning massive lunar canyons.
· A riveting Apollo 8 film showing what appears to be a huge “Smokestack” on the Moon – thousands of feet tall – releasing a “jet-like” cloud as the spacecraft passes over it.
· Russian Space Agency lunar orbiter photos of a 20-mile high “spire” clearly sticking straight up from the Moon’s surface, as well as a partially destroyed “dome.”
· Former NASA Photo Manager and “whistleblower” Ken Johnston’s claim that he screened an Apollo 14 film for a NASA astronomer showing five domed lights inside a crater, with one releasing a plume of steam. He says the key sequence was later spliced out! Johnston also reveals that during the Apollo 11 moonwalk, astronaut Neil Armstrong switched over to the medical channel to alert mission doctors, “Alien spaceships are parked around the rim of a crater, watching us!”
· Oil company executive Vito Sacchari’s exclusive TV interview where he tells his dramatic story of how he pressured NASA into letting him study 2000 lunar photos in 1979 which clearly contained massive alien structures on the moon.
· Defense Department expert Dr. John Brandenburg’s warning that all the pictures of “constructions” on the Moon presented in the Special – including a miles-wide rectilinear “Complex,” a “Capsule,” and gigantic “wheels, huts or domes” with a platform above them – are more suggestive that “someone” is building a forward “base” than the photos that triggered the Cuban Missile Crisis. He adds the U.S. military must perceive this as a real threat, so close to us.
· A mysterious film reportedly showing a “female” alien aboard a landed lunar module after allegedly being recovered during a secret U.S.-U.S.S.R. mission to the Moon to examine an enormous fuselage-like structure photographed by Apollo 15.
The Special also features intriguing evidence that there could be a wider alien presence, such as footage of UFOs in our skies and in space, a gigantic “planet-sized disc” pulling plasma from the Sun, a “Lunar Factory” reportedly photographed by a Chinese Satellite in 2011 and images of a possible “Alien Moon Base” that made world headlines earlier this year. Also, a lunar “pyramid” photographed by NASA that’s almost identical to those found in ancient Iraq will be analyzed, as will the possibility the same alien race that might have helped ancient cultures advance could be the ones who erected structures on the Moon and are monitoring mankind for some unknown purpose.
As the press release indicates, Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed will air on Sunday, July 20, 2014. But, according to Syfy’s schedule, this special will air multiple times, so check your listings.

‘Swimming pool for bacteria’: There could be life on Mars today - new study

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's solar panel and the lander's Robotic Arm with a sample in the scoop are
seen in this image taken June 10, 2008 by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager. (Reuters / NASA)
By RT News

Water, near and on the surface of Mars, melts rapidly enough when combined with salt to allow bacterial life to flourish, despite the freezing temperatures on the planet, a new study from the University of Michigan claims.
The discovery came after NASA expert at the time, Nilton Renno, noticed droplets of what seemed to be water on the robotic arm of the Phoenix spacecraft when it landed on the Red Planet in 2008. Back then, the “droplets” prompted a huge debate, with scientists arguing if they were really ice or actually water – crucial to allowing life to grow – and if the latter, how it melted in temperatures that vary from -120 C to -21 C.
Since taking up a professorship at Michigan in 2012, Renno has been able to construct a “replica” of the exact conditions that occurred during the landing, to prove his belief that water could melt – building a cylindrical chamber with air pressure just 1 percent that of the Earth, as on Mars.

The chamber simulates the atmospheric conditions of Mars in hopes of producing water through the interaction of salt with the atmospheric conditions simulated by the chamber. The resulting research allows Astrobiologists to postulate about the potential of life on Mars. Image credit: Joseph Xu
Renno’s experiments have shown that the secret ingredient is salt, or rather Martian salt – calcium perchlorate, which is composed of calcium, chlorine and oxygen.
When it was placed directly next to the ice – ubiquitous on Mars – it can melt it within minutes, producing water.
"For me, the most exciting thing is that I can now understand how the droplets formed on the Phoenix leg," said a delighted Renno, whose initial theories about the presence of salt have been vindicated when more of it was found by both the Phoenix, and the subsequent Curiosity missions.
“Based on the results of our live experiment, we expect soft ice to liquefy a few days per year, perhaps a few hours per day, almost anywhere on Mars,” said Renno, noting that the process was more likely at the polar extremities.
Although the Phoenix artificially aided the process by mixing up the ice and salt with its arm, water reservoirs the size of droplets could be produced naturally with no problem.

“This is a small amount of water, but for bacteria, this can be a swimming pool, a huge amount of water. So this is enough to create conditions for Mars to be habitable today,” said Renno.
“Perhaps there is some bacterial life that could replicate and multiply.”

While others in the team are more cautious about whether the conditions for bacterial life actually translate into bacterial life being there, the experiment helps to contribute to the heated debate on whether planets outside our system also frequently contain water. If this is the case, our chances of finding extraterrestrial life increase measurably.

"Mars is the planet in our solar system that is most similar to Earth. Studies suggest that Mars used to be even more Earth-like in the past, with flowing water on the surface. By studying the formation of liquid water on Mars we can learn about possibilities of life outside Earth and look for resources for future missions," said Erik Fischer, doctoral student in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences (AOSS) and first author of the new paper, which has been accepted for publication by the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Thousands invaded Roswell for UFO festival

By Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

They came from all over the world to see something out of this world.
“The numbers speak for itself,” said Roswell UFO Museum Executive Director Mark Briscoe.
Briscoe said nearly 7,000 people visited the museum this weekend.
“Since I was a child I wanted to come here," said Roy DeLeon. "I’ve wanted to come here since I was eight years old," said Norman Huggins.
The festival had its’ highest attendance in 15 years. And they came from all over the world.
“We had people here from France, we had a lot of people here from Japan, we had them here from Greece,” said Briscoe. “We had them here from Ireland, London. It’s just mind boggling you never know who you're going to run into or talk to and they're all from foreign countries."
According to Briscoe, the world’s fascination with aliens is growing.
“There’s so much more out there now, people are talking about it more, it's on the news," said Briscoe.
And the city of Roswell is booming from the fascination.
Big D’s burger joint says it was the busiest weekend they’ve had since opening four years ago.
“Oh yeah from 11 to, I mean we're pulling 12 hour days here just to keep up, trying to go into grocery stores, buying extra groceries just to handle the business," said owner Don Nason.
According to organizers of the event, you couldn't get a hotel room in Roswell.
People were staying in Artesia and Ruidoso and commuting to Roswell.
“It hasn't gone away, you know it's very interesting,” said DeLeon. “We don't know what’s beyond the stars, that’s what’s amazing. Will we ever know, I don't know.”

UFO TV: Fields of fear - The Alien Connection / The Stanton Friedman Story

This full length feature explores the alien connection to the cattle mutilation phenomenon through the work of retired championship cattle breeder Fern Belzil, who has become the unlikely expert on the subject. Is it the work of space aliens, or is there a more prosaic, terrestrial explanation? Featuring Fern Belzil, Greg Bishop, Kevin Randle and Nick Redfern.

Are Flying Saucers Real? Take a biographical look at Stanton T. Friedman, who for the past 40 years has been the world's foremost investigator and lecturer on the UFO phenomenon, also credited with breaking the famous Roswell UFO case. He has authored over 70 UFO articles, and is the author of two books "Crash at Carona" and "Top Secret MAJIC."

What Happened To The Flags On The Moon?

Published on 4 Jul 2014 By DNews
Over the course of 6 Apollo missions, several American flags were placed on the moon! Are they still there? Trace explains what has happened to these flags over the years, and discusses how one of them might not even be there anymore!

Mars 'UFO' Controversy Ignited By Curiosity Rover Images

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much are two pictures worth, especially if they show an odd-looking, allegedly descending light heading to the surface of Mars?
These are real pictures, taken by the Curiosity rover -- some reports say it took place on June 23, but according to information on the raw Jet Propulsion Laboratory images, it was June 20.
In the first JPL full resolution image, a bright light appears above some mountains (taken by the rover's Navcam Right camera). Thirty-one seconds later, the rover's Navcam Left camera snapped an image of the light seemingly closer to the Martian surface.
Are we looking at pictures of a UFO headed for a landing near the Curiosity rover? Probably not, says Justin Maki, leader of the team that built and operates Curiosity's navigation camera.
"This is a hot pixel that has been around since we started using the Right Navcam," Maki told The Huffington Post in an email.

Hot pixels, as described by, occur when a camera's sensor becomes hot during long exposures.
This isn't the first time that Curiosity's camera caught something very bright in the distance at the Red Planet.
On April 3, the rover photographed an unusual-looking light shining brightly on the surface of Mars.


"In the thousands of images we've received from Curiosity, we see ones with bright spots nearly every week," Maki said in a NASA statement. "These can be caused by cosmic-ray hits or sunlight glinting from rock surfaces, as the most likely explanations."

UFO's Over Puerto Rico reported on T.V. News

Published on 4 Jul 2014 By Puerto Rico UFOs
Investigador Daniel Muñoz en su presentación en Telemundo nos habla de los últimos avistamientos ovni en Puerto Rico, entre otros, 3 de Julio de 2014.

Bing translation:

Researcher Daniel Muñoz in his presentation on Telemundo speaks of the latest sightings UFO in Puerto Rico, among others, on July 3, 2014.

Three 999 calls to Police over UFO activity in Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne


PEOPLE in Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne called 999 on three occasions amid fears there could be extra-terrestrial activity.
The News asked Avon and Somerset Police how many 999 calls containing the words UFO, spaceship, alien or flying saucer from Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne have been logged over the past five years.
The force received one call at 7.39pm on January 25, 2011, another call at 1.54am on February 7, 2012, and a third call at 12.12pm on August 9, 2012.
UFO sightings are becoming more common, it is claimed, and in January this year, a jet flying near Heathrow Airport was reported to being nearly struck by a bright silver, metallic-looking "rugby ball-like shape" at an altitude of 34,000 feet.

In April, a mysterious black circle was spotted in Leamington Spa, while in London, “a mysterious white UFO” was spotted in broad daylight.
Finally in June, a paranormal investigator in Wales spotted an unidentified cluster of lights in Haverfordwest, and a strange flying object was found hovering with one large bright light and two small lights.

Crop Circles - More Pictagrams Appear In Early July: The Long Man of Wilmington / Ackling Dyke, Nr Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Published on 6 Jul & 30 Jun 2014 By MrGyro FPV

UFO sightings reported across Texas

Residents on Tyler Street in Gainesville, Texas, reported seeing a large, triangle-shaped UFO that
moved low over their neighborhood around 11 p.m. on June 26, 2014.
By Elizabeth Zavala, San Antonio Express-News
The truth really is out there somewhere and for some, all that's needed is to look skyward.
That's what happened in two Texas towns last week, where "witnesses" gathered in neighborhoods in Gainesville and Austin after seeing some unidentified flying objects.
According to, a Texas witness in Austin reported two encounters with a low-flying, square-shaped UFO with four lights that emitted a low-humming sound.
"I observed what appeared to be a square, low-flying object approaching me from the east," the witness told the Mutual UFO Network witness reporting database. "There were four unwavering lights, two red and two yellow. There was very little space between the lights, giving the appearance of a compact square. Strangely, it seemed that one of the sides was its leading edge, not one of the angles."

Then, around 11 a.m. Thursday in Gainesville, Mutual UFO Network, known as MUFON, said a Texas witness there had reproted an "entire block filled with people" watched a large-triangle shaped UFO that moved low over the neighborhood.
"The lights were lined up horizontally, and then right before it disappeared, the lights instantly lined up vertically as if the object turned on its side and then sped away," the witness said.
According to, Texas has a UFO Alert Rating of 3 on a scale of 1-5. The Lone Star State had 30 UFO reports in May, the fourth highest in the nation. For perspecrtive, the highest came from California, with 102 reports in the same period.
Should we text Mulder and Scully? Maybe.

Residents Claim UFO Sighting in Altoona

By WTAJ News
Several residents in the Altoona Area are claiming they saw a UFO dancing across the sky late Monday night.  There were multiple reports Monday night of a UFO sighting in the city of Altoona.
A few people called into the WTAJ newsroom to tell us about what they saw.  This is video that a viewer took around 10:45 Monday night and sent to us. You can see an orange object that appears to be glowing dancing across the sky. You can see the object repeatedly disappear and then return to view.

Another Earth-Like Planet Discovered, Again

Published on 4 Jul 2014 By Newsy Science
Researchers discovered an Earth-like planet, adding to the long list of planets already found. But this one is the first of its kind.

National UFO Alert: Seven states report 284 June cases


The National UFO Alert Rating System has been updated for July 2014, with California, Texas, Florida, Missouri, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania moving to a UFO Alert 2 or 3 as the highest reporting states during the month of June 2014, filed with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).
California was the leading high-reporting state in June with 107 cases, up from 102 May cases, 80 April cases, 103 March cases, 59 February cases, and 102 January cases – the single state listed as an Alert 2 with 100 or more cases. The other top reporting states had 25 or more cases and are an Alert 3. They are Texas, Florida, Missouri, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Those states in a UFO Alert 4 category with 13 or more reports include: Ohio, Michigan, Colorado, Washington, Illinois, New Jersey, South Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and Wisconsin.
All other states move to a UFO Alert 5 category with lower numbers of UFO activity. The Watch States – with 10 or more cases – are Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee.
MUFON released June statistics July 1, where the total number of reported UFO sightings is listed by state. The entire country was moved back to the lowest alert level – UFO Alert 5.
California takes the lead with 107 cases; Texas, 38; Florida, 29; Missouri, 29; New York, 28; North Carolina, 27; and Pennsylvania, 26.
Those states with 13 or more reports, the next reporting tier level, are a UFO Alert 4 status: Ohio, 22; Michigan, 22; Colorado, 21; Washington, 18; Illinois, 17; New Jersey, 16; South Carolina, 16; Nevada, 14; Oregon, 14; Arizona, 13; and Wisconsin, 13.
Our Watch States this month are – with 10 reports or more: Alabama, 10; Kentucky, 10; and Tennessee, 10.
The sphere remains the most-reported UFO shape with 156 cases; up from 129 May cases; 150 April cases, 131 March cases, 91 February cases; and 240 January cases. Other shape reports include: Circle, 73; Star-Like, 72; Triangle, 68; Other, 57; Unknown, 56; Disc, 52; Fireball, 34; Oval, 33; Cylinder, 22; Cigar, 19; Boomerang, 17; Diamond, 15; N/A, 13; Teardrop, 7; Flash, 6; Cone, 5; Egg, 5; Bullet/Missile, 5; Blimp, 3; Saturn-like, 2; and Cross, 1.
The object’s distance from the witness includes: Less than 100 feet, 92 cases; 101 to 500 feet, 102 cases; 501 feet to one mile, 166 cases; over one mile, 186 cases; unknown, 246; and no value stated, 21.
In addition, there were “28 landings, hoverings, or takeoffs reported and 2 entities observed.”
The most interesting UFO reports do not necessarily come from high reporting states – but those states with higher numbers do account for some of the most interesting evidence to study. While UFO sightings seem to pop up randomly around the country, this list is meant to offer a small insight into where Americans are filing reports.

Chile Releases Official Study on UFO Photos


The government office investigating UFOs in Chile has released an analysis of two high quality photos showing what appear be genuine unidentified flying objects above a remote copper mine. The office, known as the CEFAA (Committee for the Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena), is located within the Ministerial Department of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC), the equivalent of our FAA, under the jurisdiction of the Chilean Air Force. It is responsible for the analysis of selected reports of unexplained aerial phenomena in Chilean airspace, most of them from pilots and aviation personnel.
The photos were taken at the Collahuasi copper mine, more than 14,000 feet above sea level in the Andean plateau in the far north of Chile. An extremely remote location with low oxygen levels and unusually clear skies, the area is desolate and inhospitable. The Collahuasi mine produces copper concentrate, copper cathodes and molybdenum concentrate from three open-pit mineral deposits. (Click here for a map).
Four technicians - professionals specializing in electricity, electronics, and fluid control - were working there in April, 2013. They witnessed a disc-shaped object which approached slowly and was present for more than an hour, moving around in different positions and hovering at about 2000 feet. One technician took pictures with his Kenox Samsung S860 camera. The strange object made no sound, and eventually moved away towards the East.
The witnesses decided not to tell anybody because of the negative associations they had with UFO sightings, and therefore had every intention of always keeping the sighting private. But some months later, the photographer casually showed the pictures to the chief engineer at the mine, who asked for copies. The engineer sent the images to the CEFAA in February, and provided the agency with information reported to him by the witnesses. He too has requested anonymity.
Chile's meteorological office at the DGAC confirmed that there was an absolute clear sky at that time, and that there was no possibility of lenticular clouds. All other meteorological phenomena have been ruled out by Chilean officials as a possible explanation.
CEFAA officials told me they determined that there were no drones operating near the mine. "People in that zone know about drones," said Jose Lay, international affairs director for the CEFAA. "Fishing companies use drones and they make a lot of noise. This was definitely not a drone." DGAC officials also ruled out any experimental aircraft, planes, weather balloons, or anything else that could explain the incident.
With all conventional explanations eliminated, the CEFAA staff determined that the photos were worthy of analysis. The results of this study, conducted by a leading CEFAA analyst at the DGAC Meteorological Office, was released on July 3rd and is posted on the CEFAA website.
The report states that the witnesses described the phenomenon as "a flattened disc, of brilliant color, with a diameter of 5 to 10 meters [16 to 32 feet]. It performed ascending, descending and horizontal movements in short lengths, about 600 meters above the ground." The witnesses had the impression that the object was under intelligent control.

The first image, enlarged and filtered, shows a solid object reflecting the sunlight, the report states. It adds that the object could be emitting it's own energy as well, due to the high temperature shown in the image (the black area).

The second photo shows the object in a different position in the sky. (The CEFAA does not know the time sequence between the two images.)

The text on this diagram of the enlarged second image indicates lines where very soft rays were reflected from an "extremely luminous half sphere." The analyst concludes that the object "emitted its own energy that does not coincide with the natural sunlight which is also reflected off the object." At noon, the brightness underneath could not have been caused by the sun, which was reflected off the top.
The study concludes that "It is an object or phenomenon of great interest, and it can be qualified as a UFO."
Despite the strength of this analysis, the CEFAA staff recognize the limitations of the Collahuasi case. "The witnesses were not willing to cooperate," Jose Lay told me. "We tried to contact them, and we got no reply. So we treated the material just as we have treated several others of the same or similar nature: we file them for future reference or comparison purposes. That's all we can do in this case."
Retired General Ricardo Bermudez, director of the CEFAA, says "We recognize that this is the determination of only one CEFFA analyst among several. So we still must be cautious." He has called a meeting of the CEFFA scientific committee, composed of high level specialists from laboratories and universities, for next week. Although they are not expert visual photo-video analysts, the opinion of this distinguished group, which supports the work of the CEFAA and assists with investigations when needed, could shed further light on the case.
The South American media has shown great interest in these images. In the US, retired Navy physicist Bruce Maccabee, a well known photo analyst, has this to say: "In the second image there appears to be a very bright hemispherical shape, convex downward... possibly a UFO enveloped in a cloud of vapor." He notes that additional data is needed to determine more, but that it is clear that the object moved "a considerable distance" between the two photos.
"This is clearly not a normal thing seen in the sky (bird, plane, cloud, etc.)," added Dr. Maccabee in an email. "That makes it either the real thing - UFO - or a hoax, and it doesn't appear to be a hoax, although the inability to question witnesses does reduce the credibility. Certainly this case is worthy of further study."
It is indeed unfortunate that the four witnesses have not been willing to speak to the authorities, who could guarantee them anonymity. But even so, these images are important because they were studied by a government agency with access to the pertinent information needed for a proper analysis. That in itself is unusual. I commend the CEFAA for taking on cases such as this. The experts there conducted a serious investigation, and then released the information to the public, with no reservations about acknowledging the possible existence of a UFO, since that is warranted.

Topic: UFO - Antonio Paris - Aerial Phenomenon Org

Published on 8 Jul 2014 By Topic UFO
Rick welcomes Antonio Paris, Director and Founder of Aerial Phenomenon to the program. Antonio's organization is a team of trained UFO investigators dedicated to conducting investigations, research and analysis regarding unidentified flying objects (UFO) and other aerial phenomena.

Mothman, UFOs, MIB & John Keel

By Nick Redfern

For those who, like me, find the most captivating and intriguing era of Ufology to have been that of the 1950s to the 1960s, there’s good news. In fact, very good news. Some time ago, Andy Colvin (the author of The Mothman’s Photographer series of books, as well as The Mothman Shrieks and The Mothman Speaks) established New Saucerian Books. It’s a company dedicated to bringing old – and sometimes hard to find – books to a new audience.
And, right now, there is a significant number of new releases from NSB that will appeal to devotees of all things Fortean, ufological and cryptozoological. Where shall I start? Well, how about with the Men in Black? The very first book on this particularly weird and menacing topic was Gray Barker’s They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers (first published in 1956).
Depending on the edition and condition, the book exchanges for prices that are not always cheap. Fortunately, Andy has made this atmospheric title available at a far more reasonable price (which you can find right here). It’s a book that tells the curious story of how the MIB plagued the life of a 1950s-era UFO researcher named Albert Bender. And, talking of Bender, Andy has also just republished Bender’s very own (and very controversial) book: Flying Saucers and the Three Men, originally released in 1962.

Both the Barker and the Bender books come with their original covers and are very nicely packaged.
Moving on, let’s now focus on the work of Fortean legend, John Keel. Now available from NSB is Keel’s Strange Mutants of the 21st Century, about which Andy says: “Strange Mutants of the Twenty-First Century contains Keel’s very first ruminations on Mothman, as well as a variety of strange reports on black ‘demon’ dogs, phantom cats, Bigfoot and other North American giants, flying humanoids, flying saucers, flying snakes, and even stranger mutants that Keel believed reside with us on Earth. This book was originally printed in very small quantities over 30 years ago, and became extremely rare and expensive. Finally, it has been available to the general public.”
One of the strangest sagas that Keel found himself embroiled in was that of the enigmatically weird Indrid Cold. It’s a saga told in Woody Derenberger’s book, Visitors From Lanulos.

Andy, who has put out a new edition of this 1971 book, notes that Derenberger “…claimed to have had a series of strange adventures beginning on November 2nd, 1966. While driving home from Parkersburg, West Virginia to his suburban home in Mineral Wells, he suddenly found the highway blocked by a large gray object. Someone emerged from the object and walked to the passenger side window of his car. The man introduced himself as ‘a searcher,’ and offered words of comfort to Derenberger.”
After noting that he would come again, the “spaceman,” who called himself “Indrid Cold,” stepped back into the object and it rose out of sight. Woody Derenberger went home and told his story to his wife. He then called the police and the press. Soon after, other witnesses came forward to say that they, too, had seen Cold talking to Derenberger by the side of the road. (In time, several locals would have their own encounters with Cold.)
Two days later while driving in his car, Derenberger began to receive telepathic communications from Cold, who described himself as from the “galaxy of Ganymede.” Cold also supplied some information about his life, including the observation that people on his planet (Lanulos) lived to be 125 to 175 of our Earth years.
Over the next weeks, other stories would accumulate that substantiated other parts of Derenberger’s story, including independent UFO sightings on November 4th. An initial investigation concluded that Derenberger was not a fraud or hoaxer, and was mentally and psychologically sound.
Throughout this period, Derenberger’s direct contacts with Indrid Cold continued. He learned much about Cold’s people and their desire for friendly contact. In 1967, Cold took Derenberger for a ride in his spaceship. Strangely, they visited the oilfields of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as Cold’s lush, jungle planet, which was populated by beautiful humanoids wearing no clothes.
Derenberger told his story frequently over the next few years, and his story was given extended treatment by Fortean researcher John A. Keel.
Controversial? Of course! But, highly readable, too. And here’s where you can purchase the new edition.

Still on the subject of John Keel, Andy has done us all a great service by also recently republishing Keel’s Strange Creatures From Time And Space and Our Haunted Planet. I have to say, however, that my firm favorite of all the NSB releases is Searching for the String. It’s an excellent collection of selected writings from Keel. Essentially, they are articles penned by Keel (for the likes of Saga Magazine, Flying Saucer Review, Fate, Argosy, and various other magazines and journals), and which span the mid-1960s to the late-1970s.
If Ufology of a time long gone fascinates you, if the beast known as Mothman intrigues you, and if tales of black-garbed characters silencing UFO witnesses catch your attention, check out New Saucerian Books. You won’t be disappointed.