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Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Evolution of Madness in Roswell’s Populace, 1947-2017

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No one doubts, not even skeptics of the Roswell incident, that something out of the ordinary happened near Roswell, New Mexico in the summer (June/July) of 1947.
I’m not going to discuss the alleged Roswell flying disc crash, but the metamorphosis of the odd media accounts of a flying disc capture that died out soon after the media stories appeared only to rear itself in 1978 when the forgotten “events” of 1947 were exhumed by ufologists, among them Stanton Friedman, a UFO advocate of daring and desire.

One of the Roswell sticking points, for me, arises from the “fact” that if something as extraordinary as the later-on stories made it – military deployment of an extensive kind and a general societal hubbub – no one noted the activity in their personal diaries, which were popular in usage in the time-frame nor did anyone take a Brownie photo of the unusual activity, noted by after 1948 “witnesses.”

Brownie cameras and photos from them are still extant for the period. Citizens were anxious to document their routine daily activities and always quick to snap photos of extraordinary daily life.

Even photos of mundane life, as early as 1870 – Jewish activity in Jerusalem [in the March/April 2017 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Page 13] – shows the desire of people to document their daily activity.
But not one photo has surfaced for the period of the so-called Roswell incident in 1947, and UFO researchers have looked for some, Kevin Randle informed me.

So, either nothing of significance, even remotely so, took place in June/July 1947 Roswell, or the population was too hysterical to take photos.

For me, Roswell’s 1947 “minor incident” planted the seed of hysteria that was nurtured by Berlitz, Moore, Friedman, (even my friend Kevin Randle and his cohort Don Schmitt), et al.

The seed sprouted in 1978, with the Stanton Friedman colloquy with Jesse Marcel and exacerbated by The Berlitz/Moore 1980 book pictured here:
Other books followed in the wake of the interest spurred by the Friedman and Berlitz efforts and this is where the madness began all out.

The madness is a kind of hysteria, which is defined by Wikipedia thusly:


Many of you are familiar with the madness (hysteria) that engulfed Salem, Massachusetts in the 1600s:


“The episode is one of the Colonial America's most notorious cases of mass hysteria. It has been used in political rhetoric and popular literature as a vivid cautionary tale about the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations, and lapses in due process. It was not unique ...”
And a few of you might know about the madness (hysteria) that took control of a nunnery in France also in the 1600s:


“Adding to the hysteria prompted by the public exorcisms were the stories told by both nuns and Father Grandier's former lovers.”

Then there was the economic craziness of the 1637 tulip frenzy popularized in 1841 by the book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of  Crowds, written by British journalist Charles Mackay.

Hysteria comes in spurts and quickly dissipates or goes on for a period of time as outlined in the Psychiatric Dictionary [Fourth Edition] by Hinsie/Campbell, Page 366 ff.

The raft of witnesses and confabulators outed by Kevin Randle and others shows not a deviance of ethics but a deviance of psychopathology, one where people adopted an hysterical (mad) fiction and came to believe it or exploit it, for various reasons, some egomaniacal, others from self-delusion, and a few beset by sociopathology: a lack of a moral or ethical compass.

Yet, the madness of the 1978 period continues apace in Roswell, with its Roswell Museum and ongoing conventions and other Roswellian activities based in the 1947 minor-event.

That one locale is beset by such madness is adduced by the Loudun and Salem examples.

Let’s not excoriate ufologists who brought forth the hysterical/madness – they didn’t know better -- but we can offer opprobrium to those ufologists still flogging Roswell and the citizens of Roswell who continue to bathe in their town’s persistent madness.

RR

A 1978 alleged UFO abduction (with a sexual element?)

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Readers here know that I see a sexual underpinning (or overlay) in UFO abduction cases.

(But that just may be me, a Freudian advocate, still.)

In the 1978 Elmicin case (Poland) there is that “undress” request or command from the supposed UFO abductors:

“Wolski then claims that he was taken aboard the ship with two additional entities he met near the flying object. He was then gestured to "dress down" (take off his clothes).”

That’s from the Wikipedia account:


The sexual implication aside, the tale is interesting.

Here is an image of the UFO that farmer Wolski says took him for a ride and examination:
That image comes from:


And a drawing of the UFO occupants comes from Lon Strickler’s notable Phantoms and Monsters site:
What sparks such accounts, psychological yearnings, actual sexual molestations that are repressed (initially), or actual UFO kidnappings?

RR

A NASA Coverup?

From Google UFO Alerts:

http://www.inquisitr.com/3991890/six-ufos-sail-by-iss-as-nasa-cuts-live-feed-seen-on-fox-and-friends-weekend/

RR

No Skeptical Rebuttal?

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A 1970 observation of a UFO with occupants, by a nurse at a hospital in British Columbia, Canada, is fascinating in its simplicity and reportage.

Here are several links to sites about the sighting. (There are many more.):


(The image above comes from the ufoevidence site)






Looking for a skeptical response or retort, I found none,

RR

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Malevolence/Survival Underpinnings of Life and UFOs

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Watching nature programs on the Smithsonian, National Geographic or BBC America channels one will see examples of malevolent, intelligent thinking of sea creatures, the survival maxims of land animals, the creative instinct (thinking?) of the insect kingdom, and the survival exigencies of plant life.

That a kind of profound malevolence underwrites sea life is blatant, obvious, which shows that the intelligence overlaying existence has a malignant streak that also inserts itself in the animal kingdom, sometimes subverted by a drive to procreate or satisfy orgasmically.

For humans, sexual proclivities, the thrust of libido (as Freud saw it), predominates; the omnipotent intelligence wallowing in the sexuality of mankind, as delineated in The Hebrew Bible (The Old Testament) and mythical tales of the ancients.

Freud had a brilliant insight: sex is the driving force of humans; one sees examples of that driving force, that obsession, in everything people do: mostly, compatible pursuits, not for procreative purposes but for orgasmic purposes, and the underlying motivation for rapes, murders and other despicable travesties of behavior.

But life is ephemeral. Humans disappear in the maw of time, generally forgotten, unless one leaves a creative or malicious legacy.

And UFOs? Like a bad cold, UFOs are merely a nuisance, things that have no relevance to survival (procreative or destructive) or any importance of any kind…ephemeral like human life itself.

RR

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thenightshirt.com: An oasis of intellectual brilliance

Eric Wargo's site thenightshirt.com is a go-to place for those of you inclined to be intelligent, intellectual even.

The matters presented there, by Eric, are resplendent with erudition, and Eric is absolutely brilliant, without compromise or trepidation.

When I need to dip into things above my head but necessary for mental survival, I visit Eric's site where I always get a whiff of things that truly matter.

RR

Artificial Intelligent UFO Probes?

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On Page 65 of Nick Redfern’s latest book, 365 Days of UFOs, Nick provides an episode from February 23rd 1975 in Rugely, England where a woman, Mavis Allen, while walking her dog, in the woods near town, came across “a circular, black-colored object rolling along the ground.”

The object was “around six feet in circumference and had four protrusions (that Allen referred to as ‘spikes’) that stuck out from equal points around the middle … the object rose slowly and silently, to a height of around fifteen feet and …then shot away at a fast pace.”

Compare that to the 1979 Robert Taylor incident, which I often tout here:

Then there is the allegedly 1871 hoaxed account of William Loosely, which I noted on February 8th here, wherein something quite similar was imagined by the hoaxer:

“Loosley discovered in the underbrush a ‘20-sided metal object about 18 inches high, with small rounded nubs projecting from its mirror-like surface.’”

I’ve suggested that such events may be hallucinatory, or evidence of some kind of von Neumann-like probe from elsewhere: time, another dimension, or even an advanced AI-dominated extraterrestrial civilization.

There are other UFO-themed events such as these, and I’ll bring them to your attention as they represent a ufological element that UFO buffs tend to ignore or dismiss, while I think they are an explanation, of some kind, for a few UFO sightings or reports.

(Get Nick’s book for a raft of bizarre accounts that open the UFO vista to something other than or more than ET visitations.)

RR

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

It’s the littlest things that disclose the real reality

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In Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op.104 the second movement has a moment dedicated to (composed in memory of) his sister-in-law whom he loved.

"The melancholy second movement quotes a theme from one of Dvořák’s own songs, "Lasst mich allein” (German: “Leave Me Alone”). The song had been a particular favourite of the composer’s sister-in-law Josefina, who had recently died. Having loved Josefina before he consented to marry her sister Anna, Dvořák here paid tribute to his first love.

For the final movement, Dvořák builds a rondo structure upon a jaunty marchlike theme. In its final bars, brief recapitulations of melodies from the previous movements are heard." [Britannica]

In Schubert’s and Beethoven’s 9th Symphonies (the final movements) is an identical theme that was inserted by the composers to show their affection for one another. (Listen to both finales to hear the “identical” musical phrases).

And Schubert often quoted Beethoven, not only because he admired Beethoven but because he loved him (not homo-erotically however).


The fact that Schubert, as previously mentioned, quotes the Funeral March from Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony in his song ‘Auf dem Strom’ is of the greatest interest, as the song was first performed at Schubert’s concert a year to the day after Beethoven’s death. This encourages us – as it did the contemporary audience in March 1828 – to regard the whole event as a deliberate tribute to the dead Beethoven. Furthermore, although the actual words of the song are not relevant at this point (sadness at being carried away from home and love by the river), the fact that Schubert quotes a funeral march from Beethoven’s ‘heroic’ symphony certainly is.
And DaVinci signified his homosexuality in his painting of John the Baptist:
Of course most of you know about Conan Doyle’s story, Silver Blaze, wherein Sherlock Holmes solves the mystery beginning with this exchange:

Gregory (Scotland Yard detective): “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”

Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”

Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.”

Holmes: “That was the curious incident.”


It’s those little things that provide an opening to fact or truth, and in ufology there are a few such little things that can explain a UFO event or sighting is one just looks  close enough.

Roswell (1947): the Haut Press Release indicating a “flying disc” was recovered and the Ramey memo.
Socorro (1964): the symbol seen on the craft (and drawn) by Police Officer Lonnie Zamora and the indentations in the ground left by the thing Officer Zamora saw:
The Stefan Michalak burn marks on his chest (1967):
The rut marks in the ground and the ripped trousers of Robert Taylor (1979):
You get the idea…

RR

Monday, February 13, 2017

A 1968 or 1969 UFO Abduction? A Folie à Deux ? A Hoax?

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Looking further into an alleged UFO abduction that sneaked up on me in a folder of UFO events I have, I thought maybe I’d be able to explain it as a folie à deux, a form of hallucination sharing.

The episode is usually listed as the 1968 Buff Lake or Buff Ledge, Vermont abduction and has gained attention at these sites:

                                      
http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case658.htm

(The UFO Evidence account showing, errantly, the event as a 1969 event.)



But then I came across a non-UFO site that indicated the whole thing was a camp counselor created hoax, not by the purported “victims” but by their fellow counselors:


RR

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A 1967 "UFO Sighting" that isn't a "UFO Sighting"?

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A 1967 sighting in Cussac, Cantal France, which I’ve noted in the past here, strikes me as a paranormal event more than a UFO encounter, and I’m inclined to believe that the sighting, while not an extraterrestrial intrusion, still falls into the category of humanoid sightings from an otherworldly reality.

You can read about the sighting at these links.



And Kevin Randle makes a mention of it in his book The UFO Dossier.

I’m prone to accept, as many of you know, the observations and witness accounts from and by children, who don’t have a predilection to hoax or lie, despite the anti-child stance of some skeptics and UFO believers.

Also, children are not generally prone to have elaborate hallucinations, and this sighting is, indeed, elaborate and too finely detailed to be imagined.

(Images are from the noted linked sites.)

RR

Nick Redfern's latest book: 365 Days of UFOs

I just got Nick's newest endeavor, pictured above.

What a terrific way to present UFO stories!

There are the familiar iconic tales (Roswell, Rendlesham, the Arnold sighting, et al.) but a plethora of other incidents and sightings that even the most jaded ufologist will not recall or know about.

Nick approaches UFOs and the paranormal as a journalist. Ya gotta love that. (Few writers, if any, have the acumen for real reporting.)

I'll not review the book (since I had to buy it instead of getting it as a freebie), but I will be "stealing" a few of the "days" for postings here.

That written, I suggest you hie thyself to Amazon, the Anomalist, or other book service/store to get your copy. This book is essential reading for the real UFO buff, and even those who aren't.

RR

Gondwana: home of our advanced ancestors?

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The current TIME magazine [February 20, 2017] on its For the Record page [8] writes that the remnants of the “lost’ continent Gondwana have been found., according to the journal Nature Communications.

Gondwana was formed, according to “science,” 200,000,000 (200 million!) years ago.

Is it possible that Graham Hancock’s suggestions in his oeuvre (Magicians of the Gods, Fingerprints of the Gods, et cetera) that mankind has evolved and devolved many times over the life span of the Earth, becoming temporarily extinct by natural or self-inflicted disasters?
(I hope I’m doing justice to Mr. Hancock’s views.)

If mankind was technologically advanced, where are the remains of such technology?

Would a hundred or two hundred million year span wipe out any residue of technology?

(The age of Mars is 4.503 billion years, allowing for civilizations there to arise and disappear at least once or many times. Is that why NASA is so intent on searching for “life” or its remnants on the planet?)
Could we understand or know what we might find here on Earth as a previous technology?

(Alien Astronaut theorists point to engravings or interlocked stone walls as evidence of advanced alien technology; pathetic.)

An advanced human technology might be so far removed from our current understanding and technology that science couldn’t decipher it as technology just as humans of a few hundred years ago couldn’t understand our computers or smart phones, or even the 1899 technology brought to King Arthur’s Court in Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee
We are dealing with unknown things, all over the place.

No wonder we are so confused by our apparent reality.

RR

Indrid Cold?

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Back in 1966 a spectral individual showed up in various venues and captured the imagination of those intrigued by such things.

When I looked for internet links about the thing or person encountered, I found commentary from two skeptics I know, my pal Lance Moody and PurrlGurrl, both of whom seemed to be fascinated by the Indrid Cold story as recently as 2014.

Here are links to the tales(s):




Again, what seems like an hallucinatory episode for non-connected persons, occurs in a way that bespeaks an inter-connected reality that becomes ephemeral in that the “sightings” take place in a determinate period of time) and then dissipate, not to occur again, except in the interest of those like me, Lance, or PurrlGurrl.

What was or is the import of such evanescent events, and why does it matter, or does it?

(Image above from sources linked here.)

RR

Art (cave paintings and Renaissance) Showing Extraterrestrials?

From Google UFO alerts:

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/02/12/136075/

Such depictions are odd, surely, but do they show representations of unEarthly alien visitors?

Aye, that's the rub: what are the strange images really indicating?

RR

The 1966 Westall UFO....er, Balloon Incident?

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A sighting, by a bevy of students and teachers, of a strange "thing" in a grove of pine trees in Westall, a suburb of Clayton South, Victoria, Australia, in 1966 created interest then and ongoing, as those who saw the "thing" had a witness reunion at Westall Tennis Club Hall, on April 8th, 2006, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the incident according to Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westall_UFO

The Herald Sun provided an "explanation" for the sighting. Click HERE to read that.

Why do I post a note about this apparently mundane sighting?

It strikes me as odd that cognizant observers would mistake a balloon, no matter how extraordinary that balloon may have been, for something other than what it really was.

Lay persons would call the sighting a case of mass hysteria, and it may have been, or, better, an induced hallucination.

But such an explanation stretches psychological credulity, a little bit.

(I experienced something similar, which I've written about before here. Years ago, while outside a school, waiting for one of my kids, with other parents of children, we all saw a bona fide UFO coming towards us in the sky. We were all excited to the point of a subtle kind of hysteria, as the UFO meandered, closer and closer....until it turned and showed us it was the Goodyear blimp on its way to a nearby destination.)

Yes, prosaic things can be mistaken for extraordinary things, and called UFOs.

The Westall incident was one of those.....perhaps.

N.B. Image above from the internet, and found at so many venues that I don't know to whom I can attribute the original.

RR

A Request from our friend Jean

Dear Mr. Reynolds,

I post under the name « Rare phenomena lover » and I would like to have something to be published and expertised. Also, if you know somebody who understands Russian, that would help a lot.

The story is that a man, Valery Yakimov, who lives in Molebka in the Perm region in Russia has taken a video of something that could be an earth light appearing near the ground. Yakimov himself considers the alleged phenomenon to be surnatural in origin. The video was taken August 11, 1995 at 14:30 local time.

The problem is that other persons doubt the authenticity of the video but as I don’t understand  Russian I cannot figure what they say. The little that I know is that Yakimov said that he had hard times framing the luminous phenomenon correctly in his camera as he had difficulties in seeing it in the viewfinder. However, this was explained by supporters of the authenticity of the sighting by the fact that Yakimov had a S-VHS camcorder that had a monochrome viewfinder and thus it was difficult to distinguish from red (the color of the luminous sphere) and green (the surrounding trees).

But another criticism is that Valery Yakimov offered his services after as a field guide and the interested persons pay him to go to the sites where strange phenomena are supposed to be observed. As these people always come back empty handed, the value of the initial sighting is questioned.

In my opinion, if the video is a hoax, it was taken by filming the forest through a window and the red sphere was a reflection of a lamp conveniently placed behind the window.

So the  video is at that link :


The part about the luminous phenomenon is from the beginning to about 6 :14 The criticism is HERE :

The video is no longer on the web, so I saved the copy I downloaded. I have also included a video that is supposed to be close to the initial raw footage of the red sphere.

The Perm region is supposed to be a hot spot like Hessdalen in Norway.

Thanks in advance,
 Jean 

Attachments area
RR

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Robots from the Id (or from somewhere else)?

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In September 1964 Donald Shrum, an employee of AeroJet in Sacramento, California was, allegedly, assaulted by humanoids and/or robots while ensconced in a tree from which he was hunting with a bow and arrow.

It's an odd tale which you can read about via these links:

http://www.ufocasebook.com/ciscocounty1964.html

http://ufodigest.com/article/cisco-grove-0722

And the Phantoms and Monsters site (where you will find drawings and photos, shown here, of Shrum and what he says he envisioned during his "ordeal"):

http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2012/06/aliens-in-forest-cisco-grove-incident.html
Our friend The Iron Skeptic took a swing at the account but struck out, as I see it. (A nice try but that's about it):

http://www.theironskeptic.com/articles/cisco/cisco.htm

Now did Shrum concoct a story? For what reason? (Such a confabulation would jeopardize his job, yes?)

(The Betty/Barney Hill "abduction" had become prominent by 1964.)

Did he have a drug or alcohol induced hallucination? Or did he actually experience what he says he did?

Both are open questions.

Are such humanoid/robot encounters part of a reality that some people experience, and why (or why not)?

Such "madness" as depicted by the Shrum happening is rife in various forms throughout history (and maybe prehistory if some cave paintings actually show weird encounters or bizarre mental configurations endemic to humankind from time immemorial).

No matter what, the Shrum tale intrigues.

RR

Answers to my 2/10 Detritus Queries from Martin Kottmeyer (of course)

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Per Detritus page, the American magazine article should be this one:

Kevin Randle, “The UFO Kidnapping that Challenged Science”  Saga’s UFO Report, Spring 1975, pp. 15-17, 54  I don't possess that particular issue.  He also wrote of it in The October Scenario (1988).  I have a pair of contradictory notes in my files on the case - Clark doubting Llanca existed but it was for money existed and South American ufo people saying it was psychological and for money.  

October 28, 1973.  Bahia Blanca, Argentina  Dionisio Llanca is changing a tire on his rig when a yellow, then blue, light envelopes him.  He feels paralyzed. He can’t get up.  Three people appear.

“They were two men and a woman, the woman in the center.  I could see she was a woman because I could see the outline of her breasts, and the long fair hair which reached half-way down her back.  The men too were blonde, with their hair combed back.  All three of them were roughly the same height, about one meter 70 or 1 meter 75 ( 5’ 6” to 5’ 8”) and they were all dressed alike.  Very tight fitting leaden-grey colored one piece suits, three-quarter length boots of a yellow colour like that of chamois leathers used for polishing shoes.  They had long gloves of the same yellow color, and these went halfway up their arms.  They wore neither belts, nor helmets, nor anything else.  They had no weapons.  Their faces were like ours, but they had great wide foreheads and elongated eyes. Like those of the Japanese and slightly protuberant.”

One seized him by the collar and forced him upright.  The other placed a device at the base of the index finger of the left hand.  It had a nozzle and was held there for a few seconds.  When withdrawn there were a couple drops of blood on the finger.  The procedure had been totally painless.  Nevertheless, he fainted.  He hears a buzzing noise like bees in a hive or like a badly tuned radio.  The two men take him up a beam of light.  He is next in an enclosure with a lead metal floor and a round window.  Inside their craft were many instruments, two television sets, a radio, and a boat --- A boat? On a tv he could see stars.  The radio spoke to him.

         “They told him they had been visiting Earth since 1950 in order to study our behavior and make a record for posterity.  It seems that…during the ten years up to 1960 the extra-galactic beings had been taking back samples of terrestrial materials to their worlds.  From that date, however they had been concentrating on the establishment of contacts with us in order to determine the degree of adaptability capacity in human beings, and the possibility of moving them out into inter-stellar space should the need for this arise…These people said that our planet is bound to suffer very grave catastrophes if our behavior continues as it is at present.”

         They add that one of the aliens took the form of an earthman and has been living among us.  The aliens had chosen Llanca for contact because they considered him a simple, good man who had no major problems. They would come to look for him again and would take him with them – possibly. 

         Llanca saw the beings take 2 tubes and link one of them to a high tension cable and lower the other into a small lake.  Investigators allege this explains a surge of power consumption recorded in the area.  It was thought this in some way re-fueled the ship.

         Llanca later is found walking around like an automaton and suffers not merely missing time, but an amnesia so total he does not even remember who he is.  He is taken to a hospital and a psychologist treats him.  An expert in traumatology, he concedes the case is puzzling in certain details.  The case was widely reported in the Argentina press.

         A write-up in Flying Saucer Review adds that while the described events of the encounter would last a half-hour at most, the amnesia suggests he was gone more like 1½ to 2 hours.  A note by Gordon Creighton emphasizes the beings did indeed say they were from outside our galaxy.  Presumably he understood the dubious character of such a point of origin.

       Given the blonde hair, the taxonomic obviosity these are Nordics rather than grays needs little belaboring.  The large foreheads are interesting as an implicit evolutionary advance over present humanity, to be sure, but such things were seen in the Adamski contact case.

George Adamski's "humans from outer space" communicated an evolutionary philosophy but of course within a New Age framework.  The mind does not die after death: "the intelligence - goes on evolving."  All planets generate life despite differences in form, but "all are in varying degrees of development - changing ceaselessly." It is perhaps noteworthy that the Venusian he communicates with has "an extremely high forehead." 

       The elongated eyes and Oriental aspects suggest possible influence by the Hill case, a point reinforced by the memory issues.  Probably more experienced ufologists would not want this case among the grays in any case for it is generally regarded as a hoax.  UFOCAT puts it on its list of discredited cases. Jerry Clark writes of it, “The magazine article and subsequent newspaper pieces based on it mentioned physicians and psychologists who supposedly had investigated the story, but when Argentine ufologists tried to check for themselves, they found that the story was an invention put together as a money-making scheme.  It is not clear if either Llanca or the medical experts even existed.”  This case got some attention in the U.S.  (Webb case catalogue entry #39. Initially published  La Razón, 29 Octubre 1973; reprinted  Dr. Roberto Banchs, “Villa Bordeu, Ba; El Affaire Llanca”Los Identificados XI  (1996), pp. 3-12.  APRO Bulletin Nov/Dec 1973 + Jan/Feb 74 + Jul/Aug 74;  Skylook #67 - March 1974 + #82 - Sept 74;  Kevin Randle, “The UFO Kidnapping that Challenged Science”  Saga’s UFO Report, Spring 1975, pp. 15-17, 54; Gordon Creighton & Charles Bowen, “The Extraordinary Case of Dionisio Llanca and the Ufonauts”  Flying Saucer Review 26, #4  November 1980, pp. 2-10; George Adamski and Desmond Leslie Flying Saucers Have Landed  British Book Centre, 1953, pp. 195, 200, 204; Jerome Clark, “Hoaxes” entry in The UFO Book: Encyclopedia of the Extraterrestrial  Visible Ink, 1998, pp. 299-300.)  

October 20, 1973

Argentina: Villa Bordeu, Bahía Blanca

01:15. Dionisio Llanca, a 25-years-old truck driver, was at his uncle’s home, watching TV. Despite being aSaturday’s night, he decided to leave and get into his truck, which he allegedly proceed to load (alone) with a non-documented last-hour order of construction material to be delivered to Río Gallegos. When he noticed his tire was low, he decided to change it and pulled over in a place just 200 m away of a gas station. He began changing the tire in the dark when the road was illuminated with an intense yellow light that seemed to him to be about 2 km distant. A few seconds passed and the light had changed to a bluish color similar to an electric arc welder. When he tried to get up, he discovered he could not rise, as if he had no strength. Then, he saw three people behind him.

The paralysis became total and he could not even talk. The beings were two men and a woman (he believed it was a woman because of the form of the breast and the long blonde hair, reaching the middle of her shoulders). The men were also blond with shorter hair. All of them were about the same height, 185 cm, and dressed in the same manner: single piece smoky gray coverall suits well fitted to the figure, orange boots and long gloves reaching to the middle of the arm of the same color. They had no belts, nor weapons, nor helmets nor anything else. Their faces were like human beings’ except for high foreheads and elongated eyes and ears. They talked among themselves in an unknown language. One of them grabbed him and lifted him firmly but without violence. While one held him up, the other man put an apparatus in the base of Llanca’s index finger on the left hand. They looked closely at the apparatus, similar to a razor but with a small tube. Llanca believes he passed out soon after seeing two drops of blood on his finger, because he couldn’t remember anything else.

Dionisio awoke at around 2 or 3 in the morning. When he opened his eyes he was among the rail cars in the yard of the “Sociedad Rural de Bahía Blanca”, some 9 km from the point where the encounter took place. He was in a state of amnesia, as he couldn’t remember even his name, nor the episode, nor the truck, nor his home. He began walking towards the road and passed out again. On the 30th, he awoke in a bed in the Municipal Hospital of Bahía Blanca and remembered nothing else more that meeting three beings when changing his truck’s tire.

The case was investigated by Fabio Zerpa and his “scientific team” and in November 1973, Llanca was submitted to several tests, and the use of hypnotherapy and truth serum, which apparently allowed him to retell the facts he could not remember consciously.

Llanca had also seen a big flying saucer suspended in the air at about 7 m. From it came a “solid light” beam acting as a ramp for the three beings to descend. After taking the skin sample, the two men took Llanca by the arm and carried him inside, following the woman. In the cockpit, Llanca can watch a screen showing how two lines from the UFO touched power lines and a lake. Meanwhile, the woman had taken off her right glove and changed it for a black one with needles in the palm. Standing in front of Llanca, she allegedly tried to reach him in the right temporal side, but hit his left eye, leaving some marks. Sometime after, the “solid light” beam dropped Llanca slowly among several train wagons about 10 km from his truck, where he awoke. He has been aboard 40-50 minutes, but is unable to provide more details.

The story was very much publicited all over the world, because of the alleged “scientific” team but no independent witness appeared, even if the area was quite public and the road quite busy at any hour. Beside, the police found neither footprints (beside Llanca’s) not the flat tire at the site (the allegued construction material was also missing). Banchs & Roncoroni both independently concluded it was a hoax. The first hypnosis session added nothing to his conscious recollection, but afterwards, he was able to give very detailed answers. Dr. Solari, who examined Llanca months later, described him as an “epilectic personality with hysterical traits” and it had been documented that in the following years he tried to obtain money from his stories.

KOTTMEYER: “Blondes in Yellow Boots” (1973-10-28 Dionisio Llanca)

Sources:
« Llanca, el informe Solari », UFOPRESS #19 + Guillermo Rocoroni, « El caso Dionisio Lanca – Revision objetiva e informe final », CIU-CUFOS 1983.
Roberto Banchs, « Affaire Llanca : el gran fraude », STENDEK 34 (Dic 1978) + « Más (y punto final) sobre el affaire Llanca », STENDEK 43 (March 1981).
Thomas E. Bullard, The UFO Abductions – The Measure of a Mystery (1987) – Case #083

And this too from Martin:

 The second item marked in red is the Patrick Eudy case.  The --> below it makes me wonder if you got it via Luis Gonzalez for he has used it on occasion in his abduction timeline work. The text though seems identical to Albert Rosales entry in his Humanoid catalog when it was available online.  This first entry was written by Gonzalez, but would obviously be revised to incorporate later research:

July 1981 àð 9 March 1979

USA: Monroe, North Carolina

03:00. Patrick Eudy, 46,  a car salesman, left a friend’s house and headed down a back road, driving home about 25-30 km away. When he came to a one lane steel bridge, suddenly a brilliant light appeared overhead, and he apparently lost consciousness. Later he woke up driving slowly in a different location, 10 km distant. He arrived home around 06:20, about three hours later than he should have. He was dazed and his eyes burned badly. He could not account for a 3-hour period of missing time but next morning he felt that he had been onboard a craft of some sort. For a few days afterwards, he had an unusual rash and itch on his fingers and ankles. He was also puzzled the car had not used enough gas to cover the distance involved. Later he began to wake up in the middle of the night having “flashbacks”.

About July 1981 he sought help and the ufologist Henry Morton suggested a session with a psychologist named Richard Pinneau. Under a two-hour hypnotic regression he remembered being in a bright room with two seats and panels, “designed like the cockpit of a plane.” He recalls asking a lot of question about how the craft worked. A 150 cm tall being wearing an astronaut suit and a helmet with a dark-coloured visor took him to a dark room where several tests (not remembered) were conducted on him, sitting on something like a doctor’s chair and strapped down. The being never spoke a word.

            Eudy and Pinneau presented his story at the North Carolina UFO Conference in June 1982.

Sources:

Richard Hall, “MUFON-North Carolina UFO Conference”, Mufon Journal #173 (July 1982), p. 10.
“Press Reports. North Carolina”, APRO Bulletin 30:4 (April 1982), p. 7 à “I couldn’t get it off my mind, I wanted to make sure…”, Monroe Enquirer-Journal (Monroe, North Carolina), 27 Sept 1981.
Thomas E. Bullard, The UFO Abductions – The Measure of a Mystery (1987) – Case #099 à APRO Bulletin 30:4 (April 1982), p. 7

March 9, 1979

USA: Monroe, North Carolina.  A salesperson was returning home when he came to a one lane steel bridge, suddenly a brilliant light appeared overhead, and he apparently lost consciousness. Later he woke up driving slowly in a different location. He was dazed and his eyes burned badly. He could not account for a period of missing time but felt that he had been onboard a craft of some sort. Later under hypnotic regression he remembered being in a bright room with two seats and a panel. A short being wearing a uniform and a helmet with visor took him to a dark room where several tests were conducted on him.

Source:

Albert Rosales Humanoid Catalog, 1979, entry #110; citing Richard Hall, MUFON Journal 


Thank you Martin....

RR

Friday, February 10, 2017

UFOs and The Britannica

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Some of you know (remember) that if you owned a set of Bitannica encylopediae, you had access to the company's "research service" from which you could request papers on any topic covered in the Britannica volumes:
I asked for a few papers on flying saucers and here is an excerpt from one 14 page paper I received:

As you can read, the excerpt deals with early sightings at or around the Muroc (Edwards) Air Base and was taken seriously by ATIC.

This goes to the heart of Robert Hasting's "research" into UFOs and their alleged reconnoitering at nuclear sites and air bases.

My point in this brief posting is that flying saucers and UFOs were once taken seriously by the government and the public, even Encyclopedia Britannica.

UFOs didn't have the patina of foolishness it now holds in the public and private milieux.

And those of you who want to find material that shows why some of us thought (and still think) that UFOs are worthy of study (or interest), go back to the early days and read what you find.

It will reveal a phenomenon that had cachet, not like the UFO sightings and reports of today, which are all bombast without substance.

RR

UFO Detritus

I found this sheet of paper in my UFO scrap pile:
Two things that intrigue me are noted in red.

What was Kevin Randle's take on the abduction mentioned, that he addressed apparently.

And Richard Hall's MUFON piece that also suggested an abduction. (Mr. Hall was not enamored of UFO abduction tales in the latter part of his life I think, so what changed his mind?)

And where did I get this sheet from?

RR