Sunday, December 28, 2008
In October of this year, I gave a presentation at the annual Boston-based Mass UFO Show on those ultimate Saucer-Spies: the Men in Black. Most of the data presented in my lecture was extracted from my On the Trail of the Saucer Spies book, and a segment from my lecture can now be found online at You Tube.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
For those who may be interested, the new issue of UFO Magazine includes an article written by Larry W. Bryant titled The McDonald Legacy, FBI-Style that is a study of the FBI's file on acclaimed UFO researcher, Professor James Edward McDonald.
For those who may wish to attend, here’s the press release:
UFO CONFERENCE IN MASSACHUSETTS ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2008 @ 7PM
Fascinating Presentations of Some Spectacular UFO cases
Boston, Mass. – August 11, 2008 – The Mass UFO Show is pleased to announce an exciting program for its third annual rendition of New England’s only UFO conference, to be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 17th, 2008 at the Hibernian Hall in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Building upon last year’s event (that featured a riveting theme of maritime UFOs or “USOs”), this year’s theme focuses on the alleged UFOs and the Struggle for Government Openness, Men In Black, The Roswell UFO Incident, alien abduction and a radio broadcast that spooked The United States in 1938.
Three speakers will take the stage at the third annual Mass UFO Show at the Hibernian Hall in Watertown, Massachusetts at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 17th, 2008.
The keynote speaker is Budd Hopkins, whose lecture will be entitled “The UFO Abduction Scenario: What We Know Today”.
Budd Hopkins is a world-renowned artist, author, and pioneer UFO abduction researcher. Having investigated well over 700 cases, he now heads the Intruders Foundation, a nonprofit, scientific research and support organization. Budd first became interested in the UFO phenomenon when he and two others had a daylight UFO sighting near Truro, Massachusetts, in 1964. In 1975 he carried out his first major investigation which involved a UFO landing and occupant incident in North Hudson Park, NJ. Shortly thereafter, he began to concentrate on the investigation of the UFO abduction phenomenon, which led to the eventual publication of his findings. Taken together, his four books, Missing Time (1981), Intruders (1987), and Witnessed (1996) are widely regarded by researchers and skeptics alike as comprising the most influential series of books yet published on the abduction phenomenon. Intruders was later adapted to television. Hopkins’ latest book is Sight Unseen: Science, UFO Invisibility, and Transgenic Beings. These works, along with Hopkins’ lectures, and his other presentations have been responsible for bringing a number of other noted researchers - namely David Jacobs, John Carpenter, Yvonne Smith, and John Mack - into this extraordinary area of specialization. His documented discoveries have become the basis of most later abduction investigations and research.
Budd Hopkins has long been considered ufology’s most visible figure. He pioneered and continues to lead the investigation into the most controversial aspect of the UFO phenomenon-the systematic abduction of human beings by UFO occupants. As the world’s premier expert on this issue, he has worked with more than one thousand people who have reported abduction experiences over the past twenty years. These individuals come from all walks of life and include physicians, psychiatrists, attorneys, police officers, military personnel, political figures, personalities from the entertainment world, and even a NASA scientist.
A prolific writer and internationally respected painter, Hopkins has delivered hundreds of UFO lectures around this country and around the world. His groundbreaking first book, Missing Time, was the first work to compare a number of UFO abduction cases in order to isolate the patterns they revealed. His second book, Intruders-The Incredible Visitation at Copley Woods, was a New York Times bestseller and the basis for the popular 1992 CBS miniseries, Intruders, which has since been broadcast internationally. His most widely acclaimed book is Witnessed-The True Story of the Brooklyn Bridge UFO Abductions that deals with a high-ranking United Nations official being abducted by aliens.
Hopkins’ goal has always been to bring an objective, dispassionate scientific intelligence to bear on the UFO abduction phenomenon. To this end, he founded the Intruders Foundation (IF) in 1989. IF is a nonprofit organization devoted to research and public education concerning this extraordinary enigma. They publish a respected journal, as well as offer a nationwide referral service for those wishing to explore their own suspected abduction experiences.
Despite its extremely controversial nature, Hopkins’ research has received serious commentary in such mainstream publications as Time, Paris Match, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Omni, People, and Cosmopolitan. He has been a guest on hundreds of television and radio programs including Nightline, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show, Charlie Rose, Larry King Live, The Charles Grodin Show, Sally Jesse Raphael, The Geraldo Rivera Show, 20/20, 48 Hours, Unsolved Mysteries, Encounters, A Current Affair, Nightwatch, The Late Show, The Art Bell Show, Tom Snyder, The Laura Lee Show, Hieronimus & Company, Weekend Edition (National Public Radio), Voice of America, Armed Forces Radio, numerous BBC affiliates, and many other shows and forums.
Leslie Kean is an investigative reporter who has been published widely in national and international mainstream media, such as the Boston Globe, the Baltimore Sun, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Newark Star Ledger, The Nation magazine, the Montreal Gazette, the International Herald Tribune, the Globe and Mail, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Bangkok Post, and the Irish Independent, among many others. Since 2000, beginning with her story on the COMETA Report which was published in the Boston Globe, her ongoing reporting has focused on providing serious, well-documented coverage of the UFO issue. In 2007, she broke the story of Governor Fife Symington’s UFO sighting in Arizona and wrote about the O’Hare Airport UFO encounter for the Sacramento Bee, the Providence Journal and Scripps Howard wire service.
Kean is a co-founder of the Washington-based, advocacy group the Coalition For Freedom of Information (CFI, www.freedomofinfo.org), and is the plaintiff in a landmark Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against NASA in 2002 attempting to acquire documents on the Kecksburg UFO crash case. Settled last fall, NASA has been required to provide hundreds of previously withheld documents to Kean. John Podesta, former Chief of Staff for President Clinton, who has supported this effort since 2002, described her victory as “a triumph for open government and the spirit of inquiry.”
With filmmaker James Fox, Kean co-organized and produced a landmark international press conference in Washington, DC in November, 2007. Moderated by former Arizona Governor Fife Symington, the event featured high level military, aviation and government officials from seven countries and was covered widely by media around the world. At the press conference, Kean and CFi launched a new international initiative - backed by Generals and other high level officials from many countries - urging the US Government to open a new, official investigation into UFOs, as other countries have already done. Kean has worked as a producer with Fox on his new film, and is working with another independent film company on a second UFO documentary.
Leslie’s lecture will be entitled UFOs and the Struggle for Government Openness.
Another prolific author, UFO expert and government agitator is Nick Redfern. Nick was born in Great Britain and now resides in the United States. He has appeared on more than 60 TV shows to promote his numerous books (including the Sci-Fi Channel). He has written several books about paranormal and UFO mysteries and the attempt to discredit them. He has appeared on MSNBC with Keith Olbermann. He has lectured at a variety of conferences, including the Laughlin UFO Congress (in 1998 and 2001); the Mutual UFO Network Conference in 2004; the Aztec UFO Conference in 2003; the Texas Bigfoot Research Conference in 2004; at numerous events for the British-based UFO Magazine between 1997 and 2000 (now closed); and at the UFO Crash Retrieval Conference in Las Vegas (in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006).
His many book titles include On The Trail Of Saucer Spies: UFOs and Government Surveillance, Strange Secrets: Real Government Files on the Unknown, Body Snatchers in the Desert: The Horrible Truth at the Heart of the Roswell Story and Cosmic Crashes.
Nick’s lecture at the Mass UFO Show will be entitled “Men In Black”. Redfern will reveal his first-hand encounters with the “Saucer Spies” and also look at how Men-In-Black have fit into popular western culture via two major motion pictures in 1997 and 2002. There will also be a brief discussion about an imposter who posed as a UFO investigator and was encountered by the Massachusetts Mutual UFO Network several years ago.
Back again as a co-host of the Mass UFO Show will be Matt Moniz. Matt has over 20 years experience investigating UFO phenomena and has had many other paranormal adventures. He has a “Forrest Gump”-type litany of involvement with historical UFO case investigations. As a chemist, he analyzed soil samples from the famed “Bentwaters Incident” and was acknowledged accordingly in the book “Left at East Gate” by Larry Warren and Peter Robbins. He will be bringing soil samples from that area where an alleged UFO landing took place 27 years ago. Matt was also featured in the popular books “Witnessed” by Budd Hopkins, and “Glimpses of Other Realities” by Linda Moulton Howe. Matt will be reporting live from the Mass UFO Show for the hit fortean radio show Spooky Southcoast that is hosted by Tim Weisberg and Matt Costa.
Matt will engage Nick Redfern in a brief but lively debate about what really happened at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Nick has a radically different view of the event that is in opposition to the traditional UFO legend.
Finally, in addition to the typical ambient ufo-related music and motion picture themes that waft in the background of the Mass UFO Show, a recording of Orson Welles’ controversial radio program The War of the Worlds will be played at 6:00 PM (when doors open to the hall). This is a 70th anniversary tribute to the radio broadcast that was transmitted by Mercury Theatre on the Air on October 30th, 1938. Based upon the popular novel of 1898 by H.G. Wells, this drama frightened the entire Northeastern Coast of the United States. Later, two major motion pictures were also adapted from this event, in 1953 and again in 2005.
Special guests will include esteemed cryptozoologist and popular author Loren Coleman. Coleman, the world’s greatest living cryptozoologist, who will be speaking about Mothman the following night at the Mass Monster Mash, will be available to sign copies of his books, including his culture-changing masterpiece Mysterious America, considered by many to be the seminal book of cryptozoology. It was Coleman who dubbed the anomalous area in Southeastern Massachusetts as the Bridgewater Triangle. He also created Cryptomundo, the premiere cryptozoology web site on the World Wide Web.
Also appearing as a special guest will be Tim Binnall. Tim is the producer of the Binnall of America Audio Series and webmaster of the very popular internet portal Binnall of America that deals with “esoteric” phenomena. Tim is a webmaster for Coast to Coast with George Noory and he will be back to meet-and-greet the speakers and attendees while again serving as the Mass UFO Show Ambassador. He was a vital participant in last year’s conference (and recognized as such with an award) and his company was enjoyed by many.
Finally, if you have had what you believe to be a UFO encounter, you’ll be able to report it to Massachusetts Mutual UFO Network personnel. They will be on hand to answer any questions or provide information about their organization.
This event was created and produced by philanthropist and paranormal gadfly John Horrigan. Horrigan has a vast history of paranormal exploration and is considered by many to be an innovative popular historian, accomplished sports show announcer and lecturer.
The venue is the historic Watertown Hibernian Hall, located at 151 Watertown Street in Watertown, Mass. Seating is limited, but there is ample free parking. It is accessible by public transportation.
Doors open at 6:00 PM (for the 1938 War of the Worlds re-broadcast) and presentations begin at 7:00 PM.
Other events and activities will include trivia, souvenirs, concessions, exhibits and a Q&A session. There will be an admission fee of $25. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. They can be obtained through Paypal here or by mailing a check or money order for $26.00/ticket to Mass UFO Show, P.O. Box 145, Watertown, MA 02471 and the envelope must be postmarked before October 1st, 2008.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
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Friday, April 11, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
In the article you'll learn a great deal about UFO-espionage on the part of British, Russian, American and Australian authorities - and, in some cases, for distinctly unusual reasons.
Indeed, as I am careful to point out in the article: "Time and time again, I found that the reasons why British, American and Australian Intelligence agencies (to name but three nations involved) were secretly spying on the UFO community actually had nothing whatsoever to do with UFOs, aliens, dead extraterrestrials held in cryogenic storage, or tales of Area 51 and Hangar 18.
"Rather the motivation was prompted by the fact that those same intelligence communities were acutely worried some UFO researchers were also tied with political extremists, the criminal underworld, and hostile, overseas intelligence agencies - such as those of the former Soviet Union and North Korea.
"They also feared that our UFO research was acting as a form of ingenious camouflage to mask the fact that we were, in reality, trying to uncover defence and intelligence secrets of a distinctly down-to-earth nature for those same aforementioned hostile overseas intelligence agencies."
Yes, as a ufologist, you are being watched; but for reasons that have very little to do with little green (or grey) men with big black eyes.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The story is told in Gray Barker's book, They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers, and is most definitely a weird and wild one - as is Bender's own book on the subject: Flying Saucers and the Three Men.
And while Bender's story has definite occult-type overtones to it, there is no doubt that the MIB motif has been ingeniously utilized by elements of the Intelligence communities of several nations (including both the US and the UK) as part of its efforts to keep tabs on certain elements of the UFO research community and UFO witnesses.
Perhaps the most astonishing thing I found during the course of my research into this matter was a batch of FBI documents showing that none other than FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover ordered one of his agents to secure for him a copy of Gray Barker's book on the MIB puzzle.
Take care if you ever hear a slow, ominous knocking on your front-door: "they" may be coming for you too...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
And, of course, Greg is also the author of the book Project Beta - arguably the most important UFO book of the last few decades. Greg's book describes how and why one man - Paul Bennewitz - was spied on, manipulated and ruined by the Intelligence community and the military as a result of his UFO pursuits.
As Greg's book graphically demonstrates, the Saucer-Spies can be a truly ruthless bunch when they want to be.
Here's part one of Greg's article and here's part two.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I'm pleased to announce that I'll be speaking on this intriguing aspect of "FBI-UFO spying" in a fully illustrated lecture at this year's Retro UFO gig at Giant Rock, California - home to George Van Tassel's famous Integratron.
Here's the official press release on the event:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Barbara or Rob Harris
Phone: 760-365-3266 or 760-365-5646
Friday, February 8, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Issue two of Alien Worlds will include a comprehensive feature from me detailing the latest news on how and why elements of the Intelligence community spy on the UFO community. Expect much in the form of new documents, new sources, and a wealth of new data.