UFO Conjecture(s)

Saturday, September 08, 2012

The Socorro Test Craft?


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Spanish UFO researcher Jose Antonio Caravaca discovered this item in a July 1963 Popular Science issue.

The manufacturer worked out of Houston, Texas.

Did the government test this "vehicle" in New Mexico, near Socorro, in April 1964?

Friday, September 07, 2012

UFOs: Living in the past (A nostalgic regression)

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My previous posting about obsessional ufology needs a supplement, and it’s this…

While many UFO mavens are addicted, detrimentally, to the study of UFOs, there are many others who, like me, aren’t neurotically connected to the phenomenon but who use UFOs as a nostalgic retreat to a seemingly better, former time.

The clue for this resides in my observation that quite a few of my personal contacts in the UFO field are slavish about songs or music that derives from an earlier period in their lives; they need to showcase old songs or music that reminds them of their youth or, at least, a more desirous time in their former years.

Some of those so inclined include our own Anthony Bragalia, Gilles Fernandez, Frank Stalter, David Biedny, Paul Kimball, and a few others.

These fellows surfeit the internet with their favorite music, and it’s rarely a classical piece or contemporary number. It’s invariably something from the late 1970s or 1980s.

They also, like me, feel a nostalgic reverberation about old UFO sightings: Arnold’s, Roswell, Socorro, RB-47, Rendlesham, or the Hill case.

The Hill case ,and others form the 50s or early 60s resonate with UFO geezers: Stanton Friedman, Jerry Clark, CDA, me.

The earliest  UFO incidents also attract the UFO aficionados, but only insofar as precursors to their later interest in UFOs. (They hardly ever refer to flying saucers. That’s an old person’s sobriquet. UFOs belong to Boomers and newbies.)

The point is that some of us, who aren’t so distilled by UFOs that we’ve given up real life to scratch that obsessional itch, still like the comfy cozy nature of old UFO tales, many of which tickled us when we were teenagers or younger persons.

The need to surround ourselves with music from the past adds to the nostalgic ambiance we seek as middle age or old age creeps up on us.

So, UFOs seem to serve as a side-track for many of us – some more seriously than others, as noted earlier here.

But still, UFOs are the underlying cause of a dereliction to life, as it really is and as it really should be lived.

(Also, why so many uncultured blokes in the UFO community?  Rock music instead of  Beethoven? It’s despairing.)

RR

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Nick Redfern's Latest Book

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Nick Redfern’s “The World’s Weirdest Places” [New Page Books, Pompton Plains, NJ] appears September 15th, 2012, selling for $15.99 at online and brick and mortar book sellers (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Anomalist, et al.).

Nick Redfern is one of my favorite authors, not just because he’s a cogent, intelligent writer, but because he always (always!) manages to provide information in his books that would remain hidden or obscure to us peons if it were not for his diligent perusal of FOIA documents and sources where esoteric goodies are hidden.

He does that in this book – telling readers Roswell, Sedonia, Australian (et cetera) stories that have not heard before, nor ever would, without Nick’s disclosures.

While the book’s main intent is to enlighten readers about weird elements in various vicinities (Death Valley, Wales, the Devil’s Sea near Japan, Loch Ness, Guyana, and many more), his aside about UFOs in those places will pique our blog visitors’ interests particularly.

I’m not a big fan of weird places, per se, finding enough weirdness close at hand everyday.

But Nick managed to introduce me to weird places elsewhere, places that I’d like to check into, just to flesh out my weak knowledge about eerie nooks and crannies around the world: Mount Shasta, Jefferson (Texas), the Caucasus (Mountains), the Han River, Vietnam, et al.)

His chapter (21) on Reykjavik, Iceland was particularly, peculiarly interesting to me, with tales of trolls, mischief makers, and a UFO incident that should be known by UFO aficionados.

The book is dotted with images and photography (much of it by Nick, himself, from his travels to the places he’s reporting on).

Nick operates as a journalist, not just as a prose writer. He marshals facts and information as any good journalist should. (Journalism is a vocation of his.)

For instance, in his chapter (14) on the Kremlin, Nick recounts some stories about Stalin and his (Stalin’s) connection to Roswell; stories that are bizarre (weird!) and intriguing. (Page 105 ff.)

If you want an edifying book about weird things at the fringe of our world, get this book (September 15th).

There are 25 Chapters and 224 pages of really juicy stories in this book. It’s a terrific fount of information for $16 bucks.

You can find out more about it at The Career Press (New Page Book’s company:



RR

Monday, September 03, 2012

Jose Caravaca provides a classic UFO encounter to augment his Distortion Theory

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Spanish UFO researcher, Jose Antonio Caravaca, one of our colleagues, demonstrates that the 1950 Linke UFO encounter in East Germany is an example that offers sustenance to his Theory of Distortion.

Click HERE for Senor Caravaca's rumination...

Sunday, September 02, 2012

UFO Sculptures

Dear Member,
UFO Evolution and FXSculpture have teamed up to open a store which sells very high quality premium alien sculptures. These sculptures are all set to appear in upcoming Hollywood Movies. The heads are almost lifesize (If we know what that is), come in two different colours and store energy from daylight to glow-up in the dark. These would make a great purchase for collectors, or even just a fantastic and original christmas present for someone who has a interest in UFOs and Aliens.

Please Visit The Store Here:

www.ufoevolution.com/?pageid=store

FXSculpture are based in the South West of England. We work with Jesmonite and Strontium Aluminate, from which we are developing a number of products. As specialist sculptors, pattern, model and mould makers we also work with others to help develop new, innovative and unique sculpture, models and interior furnishings.

These modern, new and unique Glowing Alien sculptures are created by using traditional production moulding and casting techniques in combination with the latest technology and environmentally friendly materials. They are cast in Jesmonite and Strontium-Aluminate, which is a rare, earth material that absorbs daylight and produces a lasting glow in green and aqua blue.

The head, collar, body and eyes are all moulded and cast in parts, so that a variety of coloured pigments can be added to create a custom finish. They are then assembled, polished and waxed, giving them a unique soft, tactile quality. More products will eventually follow.

All payments are taken through PayPal which is 100% secure and safe. Please choose from two different colours. Green, or Aqua Blue. All products are made to the highest quality and even glow in the dark.

Best Regards...

Martin - 
www.ufoevolution.com