UFO Conjectures

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

News from our U.K. friend, James Clark...

MY NEW ARTICLE: 'Might This Be The Best Way To See A Ghost?'

I'm sitting in a blacked-out room, gazing into the empty depths beyond a mirror's surface, waiting for a spirit to appear. The only source of light is a small candle behind me, throwing flickering shadows onto the darkened walls and ceiling, and the overall effect is more than a little eerie.

To be honest, I'm a bit nervous here. My memory is traitorously exhuming thoughts of creepy Japanese girls with hair-cowled faces, of the Bloody Mary legend, and of countless slasher films in which a mirror suddenly reveals your killer standing just behind your shoulder. What the hell am I doing here? ...

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There are changes afoot at ‘The Morton Report’ website, which will soon be focusing more clearly on its core subjects: celebrities and royals. It’s the right move for the site in my opinion, although as you might imagine the new slant’s not exactly my forte!

Consequently, my paranormal-themed articles might appear less regularly for a while. It’s not the end of the road for them though, as there’s an exciting new aspect to the changes underway. I’m not sure how much I’m allowed to reveal just yet, so all I’ll say is watch this space for further details!

In the meantime, have a great Halloween weekend!

With best wishes,

James Clark

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The Ancient Alien Question by Philip Coppens

Philip Coppens' new book is sub-titled A New Inquiry Into the Existence, Evidence, and Influence of Ancient Visitors.

Journalist Coppens is the scruffy guy who appears in The History Channel’s popular Ancient Aliens series.


When I see him on television, I think that he should cut his hair and get a shave, but after reading his new book, I should just keep quiet and savor Mr. Coppens erudition and exceptional writing abilities.

The man is brilliant and scholarly, in that he provides a surfeit of sources and information to bolster his view that extraterrestrials once saturated the Earth, leaving knowledge and remnants seen or found in a plethora of locales, such as Egypt, Meso-America, and a lot of other places.

He sometimes moderates von Däniken’s views, as those about the Nazca lines, which von Däniken has ameliorated himself since his first hypothesis about the lines representing landing strips for alien spacecraft.

Many of the artifacts touted by ancient astronaut theorists are included in Mr. Coppens illustrative array of words, drawings, and photos -- a batch of splendid colored pics lie in the middle of the 320 page book.

Ancient Astronaut aficionados will find much that they’ve read in von Däniken’s books or have seen in the History Channel series, but Mr. Coppens provides little known details that are fresh for even the most knowledgeable AA enthusiast.

I read things about Carl Sagan – a man I thought I knew a little about – that enlightened.

Information about Oannes, the Sumerian fish-god [Page 197 ff.], the Piri Reis map [Page 189 ff.], ancient India flying machines [Page 113 ff.], Crystal skulls [Page 126 ff.], and Panspermia (and Louis Pasteur) [Page 225 ff.] are just a few of the many topics Mr. Coppens elaborates on, often with esoteric details not well-known even to the well-read.

The book has footnotes, an extensive bibliography, and a generous index, but it’s the overwhelming impact of the AA clues in the text that make the case for alien visitation in the past.

Skeptics and debunkers will have a difficult time eschewing what Coppens brings to the ancient astronaut table, bolstering the views of von Däniken all the while and giving a nod to those, such as William Bramley (The Gods of Eden), who’ve also provided AA views.

The book retails for $19.99 and can be found at Amazon.com, of course, Powell’s books, and other established bookstores, online and off.

It’s a New Page book, which is a Division of The Career Press, Inc., Pompton Plains, NJ.

More about Philip Coppens can be found at http://www.philipcoppens.com

Information about the book, the author, and other books of the genre can be found at http://www.warwickassociates.net

New Page Books is at http://www.newpagebooks.com

Career Press is located online at http://www.careerpress.com


A Modern “Metaphor” for Roswell

Read this story (Click HERE).

If the government would go to the lengths as outlined in this news report, in 2011, over a piece of Moon dust, it is easy to believe that, in 1947, after WWII, with The Cold War in its fetal stage, the government would apply similar pressures (or more stringent pressures) during the Roswell incident which, purportedly, involved an extraterrestrial flying disk crash, with bodies.

Some of the witness tales, about being warned to keep their mouths shut, along with the accumulation by the military of alleged debris and other elements related to the supposed crash, do not seem so farfetched when one compares what happened to the 74 year-old grandmother in the story (above) with what some Roswell witnesses said happened to them in 1947.

Maybe Roswellian skeptics would do well to re-examine their doubts in light of this present-day imbroglio.