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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Nick Redfern on Jack Parsons


Jack Parsons is pictured above.

Nick Redfern, and others, find Mr. Parsons to be integral to the UFO history.

Click HERE to read Nick's take on the mysterious (and weird?) Jack Parsons.

8 Comments:

  • What a story. A scientist whose is both an outlaw and a mad cartoon character. I remember a good guffaw I had when I read he blew up his garage trying to create a homunculus.
    Absolutely a treasure.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Tuesday, January 31, 2012  

  • Bruce:

    Yeah, he was a memorable guy! As I'm sure his mother and the dog could attest LOL.

    Interestingly, I tell the story of the Homunculus and Parsons in my "Final Events" book, in relation to the people in Government who believe the Roswell bodies to have been manufactured entities - created via occult rite and ritual - that never really lived in the literal sense.

    Interesting that Parsons worked in the field of rocketry with - and was good friends with - Theodore von Karman, who had a relative who claimed to have created a Golem, another manufactured life-form...

    Also: Parsons and von Karman both knew Robert Goddard...who happened to do some of his rocket research at Roswell... all of which led to some VERY odd conclusions within certain factions of the Govt, as I note in "Final Events."

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Tuesday, January 31, 2012  

  • Nick
    The book sounds like a great read as the "character" of Jack Parsons would make for a fascinating,terrific movie. You should consider a synopsis for Tim Burton..he would love it. You could open it with the scene of the garage blowing up.
    This will be my next book purchase.
    Best

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Tuesday, January 31, 2012  

  • Btw..I was serious about the suggestion, it would be a terrific way to expand your obvious talent. The intelligence bit would fit very well with your interest in it.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Tuesday, January 31, 2012  

  • Thanks, Bruce! Beyond any doubt, "Final Events" is the weirdest book I have ever written.

    A few years ago I was put on the trail of a think-tank group in the Government - after interviewing Ray Boeche, a former MUFON state-director from Nebraska - who had some in-person, face-to-face dealings with members of the group in 1991.

    Basically, their belief is that the UFO phenomenon is - literally - a demonic deception.

    Kind of like Jacques Vallee's "Messengers of Deception" to a degree, but with a very dark point of origin.

    Parsons, Crowley, George Hunt Williamson's use of Ouija boards, Roswell as a "demonic Trojan Horse" (to fool us into believing aliens exist and crashed), and much more fill what is a very, very weird and unsettling saga.

    Granted, by the group's own admission, their conclusions were largely belief-driven - rather than evidence-driven - but still very weird all the same.

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Tuesday, January 31, 2012  

  • Parsons was also connected to Scientology--Hubbard stole his boat (or something like that) and lived with Parsons for a time.

    Lance

    By Blogger Lance, at Tuesday, January 31, 2012  

  • Lance:
    Yeah, the Hubbard connection is a whole saga in itself!!

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Wednesday, February 01, 2012  

  • For anyone who is interested, I have the whole saga of Parsons, his most notorious magical ritual "the Babalon Working", and the involvement of L.Ron Hubbard recounted here:

    http://2012diaries.blogspot.com/2010/04/american-history-hex-jack-parsons-and.html

    http://2012diaries.blogspot.com/2010/04/american-history-hex-jack-parsons-and_19.html

    http://2012diaries.blogspot.com/2010/04/american-history-hex-part-3-coming-of.html

    http://2012diaries.blogspot.com/2010/05/american-history-hex-conclusion-freedom.html

    By Blogger Tristan Eldritch, at Wednesday, February 01, 2012  

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