The UFO Iconoclast(s)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cuban Cave Art -- a link to the past and future?


Although I often excoriate UFO UpDates for its slovenly format and useless lister dreck, one sometimes comes across a link or bit that is genuinely interesting.

And that was the case here.

A link to an essay by Virgilio Sánchez-Ocejo for the MIAMI UFO CENTER about Cuban cave art (and more) provides conjecture that, despite potential reservations by some, will entrance others, as it did me.

Click HERE to read Senor Sanchez-Ocejo's offering.

The image above comes from the essay, and is a 3-D rendering of a drawing that seems to show a flying machine cruising over a pyramid.

Whether that is the case or not isn't important, particularly.

What's important is that someone thinks through an image or a document, providing a new, possibly unique view of the thing.

That's what hypotheses are for and what we should be doing when it comes to the UFO phenomenon, which is so bizarre that any hypothetical suggestion cannot and should not be dismissed out of hand.

Nothing is impossible......improbable perhaps, but not impossible.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Project Stork and the Real MJ-12 Group


David Ritchie, in his book UFO: The Definitive Guide to Unidentified Flying Objects and Related Phenomena [MJF Books, NY, 1994, Page 157], reminds readers that Jacques Vallee discovered a memorandum in J. Allen Hynek’s files from a man whom Vallee tagged as Pentacle.

The memorandum indicated that a sub rosa group – government instigated? – was engaged in a large-scale analysis of UFOs well before the Robertson Panel, which the “secret group” wanted cancelled or postponed.

The Robertson Panel was unaware, apparently, of the “secret group’s” work.

Ritchie writes that “The memo also referred to a mysterious ‘Project Stork.’”

Internet links (via Google) about Project Stork include these:

And another from Philip Coppens:

In what little material and notes from Stork provides resides references that will help UFO buffs with Roswell and early UFO/flying disc events.

And that secret pre-Robertson Panel group was what MJ-12 was all about, except that MJ-12 was a bogus configuration, hoping to point UFO researchers to the early secret analytical group but ineffective as UFO aficionados didn't get the hint or purpose and got sidetracked by a desire to prove MJ-12 fraudulent, which it was, but it's intent was otherwise. 

(More about that upcoming.)


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wanaque: Bragalia vs Reynolds

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Anthony Bragalia has been researching the 1966 Wanaque UFO sighting(s) for a while now and he just received more material and information from a witness on the scene in 1966, who sent Mr. Bragalia a newspaper clipping from the time period, a clipping that included the famous photo of one alleged Wanaque UFO shooting a ray or beam of light down on the waters of the Wanaque Reservoir:


The photo was taken by a police officer who turned the negatives over to the Air Force. never to see them again, but he retained a print.

Neither the cop nor any member of his family will come forward to discuss the sighting(s) or the photo.

My friend, Anthony, insists that this is a bona fide photo of one of the Wanaque UFOs, although his current correspondent and witness writes that the photo is nothing like what was seen at the time.

I 've always thought the photo is bogus and wrote about it earlier here and at the RRRGroup blog. Mr. Bragalia has written about Wanaque and the photo at his blog with us -- (see the archive).

I see a corny representation of a UFO and a contrived photo. Mr. Bragalia sees an extraterrestrial craft shooting a ray or beam upon the waters below it. For what reason? Neither he nor I have any idea.

Anyway, I'd like your take on the photo (or the Wanaque sightings themselves).

Stay on topic and let us have access to whatever expertise you have about the photo or the sightings, won't you?

Your view(s) may quell the contention between Mr. Bragalia and me.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Anthony Bragalia and the Roswell Quest


Anthony Bragalia presents a view of where the Roswell quest for new "evidence" lies at his blog: