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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:50:57 +0100

Dear Perceptions - Can you interview this fascinating author, review book or post information? If so, that would be marvellous. RSVP for review copy.



This biography of Ruppelt plus his original 1950s report are being published. Cover art attached, Amazon sales links below. We'll be very pleased if you can cover this interesting work.

Newly Released, Flying Saucers Over the White House - A Biography of Edward J. Ruppelt, a Man the Government Didn't Want You to Know

"Do aliens exist?" - It's one of the big questions of our lifetimes and was already answered in the 1950s by Edward J. Ruppelt, when he stated: "We found out that UFOs frequently visited Washington. ... fifty targets had been tracked from 8:00PM till midnight."

Edward J. Ruppelt was not just an ordinary citizen. He was a U.S. Army Air Force officer and the first person connected with the U.S. government to seriously research the subject of extraterrestrial life. The U.S. government appointed him to lead "Project Blue Book" in the early 1950s, which was the official U.S. Air Force investigation into the UFO phenomenon.

British author and UFO researcher Colin Bennett wrote Flying Saucers Over the White House, a unique biography about Ruppelt, which is for the first time being released in the Cosimo Books.

In this biography, Bennett not only describes Ruppelt's life as a military man and UFO investigator, but examines his UFO findings, the military industrial complex surrounding his research and the subsequent alleged military cover-up of his conclusions.

This biography is indispensable reading for UFO fans, anyone interested in the fascinating life of Edward J. Ruppelt, and citizens who want to understand how governments can initiate investigations but suppress the implications when the results are unfavorable. Now sixty years since Ruppelt's research, as we are still left wondering whether aliens exist, Bennett has given those interested in UFOs an opportunity to discover ufology through the eyes of the man who started it all.

The work of Colin Bennett, including Flying Saucers over the White House, has received wide praise from various corners: "While Ruppelt and his world belong to the past, the demons of Bennett's [Flying Saucers Over the White House] are still with us - as you are about to discover." - from the Introduction, by Nick Pope, UFO Desk Office, UK Ministry of Defence, 1991 - 1994

"Colin Bennett's purpose in writing the book is to present Edward Ruppelt's information to a newer, more open generation - to let it decide what it wants to believe. This is a must read for anyone interested in the origins of UFOs, or in the reaction of the government toward what has become a respectable area of study." - Todd Rutherford, "Publishing Guru" 2011

COLIN BENNETT has written several books, including The Entertainment Bomb, Looking for Orthon, and Politics of the Imagination, which won the Anomalist Award for Best Biography in 2002. Bennett also wrote an introduction to Ruppelt's book The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects (reissued 2011 from Cosimo Classics). After leaving school to become a professional musician, Bennett returned to college to study English at University of Oxford, Balliol College. He wrote several plays that were performed in London before reinventing himself as an electronics engineer and founding a consulting agency. Bennett currently resides in London where he continues to write and discover new interests.

The Inside Story of Captain Edward J. Ruppelt and his Official U.S. Airforce Investigation - with Introduction by Nick Pope

Cosimo Books, December 2010
ISBN 978-1-61640-454-3
Paperback, 172 pages, 6.95 / 12.99
Always available at online bookstores. Visit
Contact: info<at>
Ph: (212) 989-3616 Fax: (212) 989-3662

Flying Saucers US / Flying Saucers UK / Ruppelt Book

Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:30:22 +0100
Subject: Sun slowdown, cycle shutdown? Ice Age sooner than we thought?

George at was discussing that astro/solar news (of solar-cycle shutdown predicted for 2012-13) and kindly posted these links:
Is the Sunspot Cycle About to Stop?
JUNE 14, 2011, by Jay M. Pasachoff and Alan MacRobert

Among the 320 solar physicists who have gathered for a conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico, word is buzzing about a claim that the 11-year solar-activity cycle, which some of them spend their lives studying, may be on the verge of a drastic change.

At the meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Solar Physics Division, four scientists affiliated with the National Solar Observatory have posted three papers showing separate evidence that the solar cycle may be about to flatten right out. ... Then there's the perennial question of whether solar activity affects Earth's climate. The Maunder Minimum corresponded to the "Little Ice Age" of below-normal temperatures noted at many locations and times. So, could a long-duration quiet Sun slow global warming?

Hill said that he is "an agnostic" on whether solar activity can influence temperatures on Earth. "I have not seen enough evidence to know either way," he said. "But if Cycle 25 does not occur, we will have a splendid opportunity to find that out."

Penn agreed that it would be an "excellent opportunity" for research. Altrock did not have an opinion on any possible climate effects, nor did Livingston. ...

Scientists predict rare 'hibernation' of sunspots
by Kerry Sheridan - Tue Jun 14, 5:38 pm ET

WASHINGTON (AFP) - For years, scientists have been predicting the Sun would by around 2012 move into solar maximum, a period of intense flares and sunspot activity, but lately a curious calm has suggested quite the opposite.

According to three studies released in the United States on Tuesday, experts believe the familiar sunspot cycle may be shutting down and heading toward a pattern of inactivity unseen since the 17th century.

The signs include a missing jet stream, fading spots, and slower activity near the poles, said experts from the National Solar Observatory and Air Force Research Laboratory.

"This is highly unusual and unexpected," said Frank Hill, associate director of the NSO's Solar Synoptic Network, as the findings of the three studies were presented at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Solar Physics Division in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

"But the fact that three completely different views of the Sun point in the same direction is a powerful indicator that the sunspot cycle may be going into hibernation."

Solar activity tends to rise and fall every 11 years or so. The solar maximum and solar minimum each mark about half the interval of the magnetic pole reversal on the Sun, which happens every 22 years.

Hill said the current cycle, number 24, "may be the last normal one for some time and the next one, cycle 25, may not happen for some time.

"This is important because the solar cycle causes space weather which affects modern technology and may contribute to climate change," he told reporters.

Experts are now probing whether this period of inactivity could be a second Maunder Minimum, which was a 70-year period when hardly any sunspots were observed between 1645-1715, a period known as the "Little Ice Age."

"If we are right, this could be the last solar maximum we'll see for a few decades. That would affect everything from space exploration to Earth's climate," said Hill.

Solar flares and eruptions can send highly charged particles hurtling toward Earth and interfere with satellite communications, GPS systems and even airline controls.

Geomagnetic forces have been known to occasionally garble the world's modern gadgetry, and warnings were issued as recently as last week when a moderate solar flare sent a coronal mass ejection in the Earth's direction.

The temperature change associated with any reduction in sunspot activity would likely be minimal and may not be enough to offset the impact of greenhouse gases on global warming, according to scientists who have published recent papers on the topic.

"Recent solar 11-year cycles are associated empirically with changes in global surface temperature of 0.1 Celsius," said Judith Lean, a solar physicist with the US Naval Research Laboratory.

If the cycle were to stop or slow down, the small fluctuation in temperature would do the same, eliminating the slightly cooler effect of a solar minimum compared to the warmer solar maximum. The phenomenon was witnessed during the descending phase of the last solar cycle.

This "cancelled part of the greenhouse gas warming of the period 2000-2008, causing the net global surface temperature to remain approximately flat -- and leading to the big debate of why the Earth hadn't (been) warming in the past decade," Lean, who was not involved in the three studies presented, said in an email to AFP.

A study in the March 2010 issue of Geophysical Research Letters explored what effect an extended solar minimum might have, and found no more than a 0.3 Celsius dip by 2100 compared to normal solar fluctuations.

"A new Maunder-type solar activity minimum cannot offset the global warming caused by human greenhouse gas emissions," wrote authors Georg Feulner and Stefan Rahmstorf, noting that forecasts by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have found a range of 3.7 Celsius to 4.5 Celsius rise by this century's end compared to the latter half of the 20th century.

"Moreover, any offset of global warming due to a grand minimum of solar activity would be merely a temporary effect, since the distinct solar minima during the last millennium typically lasted for only several decades or a century at most."

Some folk who might think that `warmists' (i.e - AGW warming only), in bottom part of second article, are trying to make a "pre-emptive strike" against the full import of the Earth effects of a Solar slow-down, might want to also look at, and particularly at - home page of Robert Felix, author of "Not by Fire but by Ice" (also linked-to by George Ure - see


and of course there's the actual facts (up to now) presented in accredited graphs at

Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 11:09:03 +0100
Subject: Seen it all before - seeing it all again

[ Privatization - PFI is only the slower version, whereby theft from taxpayers is spread over 20 - 30 or more years. ]

Seen in UK (last 3 decades), now happening again, first in Local Gov't, then in Mortgages and Banking, and now in Health (and most recently even for `Nature').  Here's the general plan they always use:-

1) Monetarize it - assign a spurious [low] `cash value' to the `Service';

2) Privatize the Service - by promising efficiency and `allowing' huge pay increases for the `bosses' inside the `Service', who then `advise and assist' privatization;

3) Loot, devalue and degrade the Service - in collusion with those bribed bosses;

4) Sell off the assets (to their usurer friends in the City) - leaving a wrecked / useless Service;

5) Force the State (poorer people's taxes) to pay for the rescue / re-institution of the Service.

By plan or co-incidence, the abysmal level of public-education ensures that most folk aren't equipped to recognize what's going on until too late.

Ray D

Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 07:53:03 +0100
Subject: Iodine-deficiency = mentally impaired babies (planned?)

Remember that item on Gov't imposition of flu jabs (but maybe not for _their_ kids?), and the rumours of mental impairment as a side-effect? And our question?

This article recalls that UKs post-war "school milk" (which was needed to keep wartime kids healthy enough to be cannon-fodder) was successively withdrawn, by socialist and conservative Gov'ts - with the result that there's more mental impairment in the population. Coincidence? Or all one long-term plan? - Ray
Babies at risk as girls fail to get enough iodine
70 per cent of schoolgirls aged 14-15 had levels below 100 micrograms per litre, or a mild deficiency

By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor, Thursday, 2 June 2011

Milk is one of the richest sources of iodine

A generation of schoolgirls are growing up deficient in the vital mineral, iodine, putting their unborn children at risk, a study has found.

Seven out of 10 teenage girls were found to be deficient in the mineral in a UK-wide survey which the researchers say is of "potential major public health importance". Iodine is essential for the neurological development of the foetus. The results suggest at least 100,000 babies may be intellectually handicapped annually.

The shock finding has come after decades in which iodine levels in the UK population were thought to be adequate. "We were lulled into a false sense of security" said Mark Vanderpump, of the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust who led the study

Commenting on the findings, published today in The Lancet, a US expert in endocrinology says it is "unconscionable" that a country like the UK should be iodine deficient in the 21st century. Elizabeth Pearce of the University of Boston calls for all salt sold in the UK to be iodised in line with practice in other countries and recommends pregnant women take a vitamin supplement including the mineral.

Iodine is essential for the manufacture of the hormone thyroxine in the body which controls the metabolic rate, affecting growth and development. But its most crucial role is in the development of the brain and nervous system of the foetus in the womb.

Evidence shows that iodine deficiency in pregnant women can cause "significant mental impairment" and delayed development in their children. Moderate to severe deficiency - less than half the recommended level - can reduce IQ by 10-15 points.

Researchers from the Royal Free Hospital, London, measured iodine levels in the urine of 664 girls aged 14-15 from nine towns in the UK. Results showed some 70 per cent had levels below 100 micrograms per litre, defined as mild deficiency by the World Health Organisation.

Moderate deficiency, below 50 micrograms per litre, was found in 16 per cent of the girls and severe deficiency, below 20 micrograms, in 1 per cent. This implies that at least 100,000 babies born in Britain each year have a lower IQ as a result of lack of iodine.

Deficiency of the mineral was widespread in the UK in the first half of the 20th century but that improved in the 1940s when farming practices changed. A key source of iodine is milk, and levels in the population rose when farmers began using artificial feed for cattle in winter reinforced with iodine, and a disinfectant containing iodine for washing the cows' udders.

Successive UK governments encouraged milk consumption by school children from the 1940s. But the Labour prime minister Harold Wilson removed the daily milk quota from secondary school children in the 1960s and Margaret Thatcher withdrew it from primary schoolchildren as education secretary in the 1970s.

Writing in The Lancet, Dr Vanderpump and colleagues say falling milk consumption is the most likely explanation for the decline in iodine levels. "A cupful of milk a day gives you half the iodine you need," Dr Vanderpump said. The World Health Organisation recommended iodisation of salt in the 1940s but Britain chose not to comply. In the US 70 per cent of salt is iodised and in Australia and New Zealand salt used in commercially baked bread is iodised.

Iodine in food The richest sources of iodine are fish and milk. A cupful of milk provides half the daily requirement for iodine.

Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 08:49:17 +0100 Subject: More on the "Push to Vaccinate - Regardless"

this seems to be about the Govt's strong desire to vaccinate as much of the population as possible - especially the young.  (We can only speculate as to their motives - they're certainly not going to tell us.)

At first sight it looks like `Scares - then Lies' - or was it `Lies then Scares'?
Here's latest `scarey as possible' headline from the BBC, pushing a Gov't Health story:
25 May 2011 Last updated at 07:23
"Winter flu death toll topped 600
By Nick Triggle, Health Correspondent, BBC News

Last winter's flu outbreak claimed 602 lives in the UK, with more than 70% of the deaths among 15- to 64-year-olds, Health Protection Agency figures show.
The HPA figures also show just 50% of under-65s in at-risk groups in England and Wales were immunised against flu. Officials said the vaccination uptake figures were "very concerning".
But hang on! Here's an earlier `scarey as possible' official Gov't document, giving a claim for annual winter flu deaths:
A report by the Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health
Table 1.2 The differences between 'ordinary' and pandemic flu

'Ordinary' flu
* 'Ordinary' flu occurs every year during the winter months in the UK.
* It affects 10 - 15% of the UK population, causing around 12,000 deaths every year.

Pandemic flu
* Pandemics of have occurred sporadically throughout history and can take place in any season.
* It affects many more people than 'ordinary' flu - a quarter or more of the population - and is associated with much higher rates of illness and death."
What's going on?  Earlier the Gov't tries to scare us by saying "12,000 die every winter, many more in a pandemic - so everybody, especially the young, should be vaccinated".

But this year the Gov't is saying  "[Only] 600 deaths this winter - so everybody, especially the young, should be vaccinated".

Is that one lie with some `truth'?  Or are all those claims actually lies?  If so - why?

Ray D

[Yup, have seen the `scare story' that flu vaccines are `said' to dumb-down folk, especially when young - but we can't believe that Gov'ts would want a dumbo population, ruled by a (only slightly sharper) elite & mass-media - can we?]

BTW - some folk on the Net have said that even earlier Gov't docs claimed `34,000 flu deaths per year' - RD

Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 05:40:58 +0100
Subject: Re: Re: Explain it? - "Strange Happening on Lake Washington" [short video]

Still a mystery - some follow-up but no real answers - Ray

"No boats in sight when mystery ripple appeared on Lake Washington"
"SEATTLE -- Is there a lake monster in Lake Washington...or something?"

> Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 23:49:40 +0100 Subject: Explain it? - "Strange Happening on Lake Washington"
> "Strange Happening on Lake Washington" [short video]

> and here's the GoogleMap of her location at Holmes Point, Lake Washington

> Ray

> as she says, whatever caused that sequence of water movements must've been powerful
> - water is [relatively] dense and heavy and has lots of inertia.

Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 07:44:38 +0100
Subject: Re: Shirley MacLaine - pole-shift

Hi Greg,
didn't know of the relationship - might explain her independent nature, which I've always liked.
[BTW - the crappy BBC (male) interviewer kept trying to divert her into "sexy" subjects and she finally said "grow up - get over it!" and he shamefacedly apologized - sort-of]

Greg *** wrote:
> Shirley MacLaine, Warren Beatty's sister, has always been out
> there according to the conservative establishment.

>> Just hearing `Front Row' (BBC Radio)
>> where Shirley MacLaine talked about the expected pole-shift and the changing levels of the magnetic field, which she thinks are having an effect on human (and maybe animal) consciousness - think she might have a point.
>> Ray

Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2011 13:51:14 +0100
Subject: More interesting TIME stuff (real `missing time' this time
Did the Early Middle Ages Really Exist?
Dr. Hans-Ulrich Niemitz

"This question in itself - and more so the answer 'NO, the early Middle Ages did not exist' - is surprising, to say the least.  It contradicts all basic knowledge and attacks the historian's self-respect to such an extreme that the reader of this paper is asked to be patient, benevolent and open to radically new ideas.

I shall argue step by step - and, I hope, you will follow.  With a group of friends (Mller 1992; Illig 1991; Niemitz 1991; Zeller 1991; Marx 1993; Topper 1994), I have been doing research on this subject since 1990.  This is the reason for using 'we' or 'I' intermittently.

The thesis mainly says, with far-reaching implications and consequences: Between Antiquity (1 AD) and the Renaissance (1500 AD) historians count approximately 300 years too many in their chronology.  In other words: the Roman emperor Augustus really lived 1700 years ago instead of the conventionally assumed 2000 years.

However, the whole well-known historiography of the Middle Ages contradicts this assertion!  The easiest way to understand doubts about the accepted chronology and 'well-known' history is to seriously systematize the problems of medieval research.  This will lead us to detect a pattern which proves my thesis and gives reason to assume that a phantom period of approximately 300 years has been inserted between 600 AD to 900 AD, either by accident, by misinterpretation of documents or by deliberate falsification (Illig 1991).

This period and all events that are supposed to have happened therein never existed.  Buildings and artifacts ascribed to this period really belong to other periods.  To prove this the Carolingian Chapel at Aachen will serve as the first example."

(more ...)

I've just been reading _many_ blog criticisms of their theory, but most critics, if not all, are rather stupidly trying to quote radio-carbon dating, dendochronology and the historical records of China, C & S America and others to refute it.

That's stupid because all those are totally free-standing systems having no correlation with the western calendar (until very recent times).

That is, you can count backwards using actual (annual) tree-rings, or theoretical half-life-`years', or the reigns of kings / emperors.  But that doesn't tell you what year it was in the western calendar!  [Only the year it should have been, using our present chronology]

Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 14:05:21 +0100

Outdoor reading: `Rites and Religions of the Anglo-Saxons' by Gale R Owen, also encompassing (iirc), some proto-Viking, Jutish, and Belgique / Gallic Celtic.  Just been sitting in the sun and re-reading an interesting bit -

(pp. 69/70) the burial of wealthy (or influential) women with grave goods, particularly these two strange items - a largish `crystal ball' (maybe up to three inches in diameter), sometimes mounted or suspended by a silver band or `belt' and a `perforated spoon' again quite large, and perforated by one or more holes, (clearly symbolic since a `strainer' would have many more holes).  From the text, and from the references below it seems both these items, in 6th century Europe, were already long-established as significant from even more ancient times- yet their role - `magic' / `religious' / `ritual' or whatever, is still unknown.

"The use of these spheres for magical purposes. both in ancient and modern times, in Europe as in the East, is a fact too well established to challenge debate.  We have even in our own day seen the crystal consulted with implicit belief by well-educated people."

crystal ball, w/brooches Crystal Ball

perforated spoon (large, here made of silver) Divining Spoon

Now, have long had a little theory that some of our senses were stronger in the distant past, that is, we might have been able to `see' or `sense' presences that are now totally hidden (to most of us).  An example is `dowsing', which, only a few hundred years ago was so commonly used that it was part of their industrial civilization - see this woodcut from Agricola's `De re metallica' - imgs/dowsers.gif
[from `Sensor' page - sensor.html#past]

So I'm left wondering about crystal balls, and those strange spoons.

Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:42:25 +0100

You will be interested in the essay, "The Ultimate Paradigm of Science (The Universe beyond the Abstractionist Paradigm of Physics), which is located at:

Stephen Mooney
(address supplied)

Yup, a look at the UEF Index page maybe explains why Stephen sent his message here

Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 10:33:14 +0100 (BST)
From: "Scott L. Felton"
Subject: Faked & Altered Documents

From Scott L. Felton of Conwy UFO Group, North Wales, UK.

Dear UFO Enthusiast,

I'd be grateful if you could forward this to your contacts as I'm trying to gather some information on a particular document which quite a few UFO enthusiasts out there have in their possession.  Most if not all, will be in the possession of UK based enthusiasts or perhaps British enthusiasts living abroad.  Copies however could be almost anywhere.

I have in my possession a copy of a document which is a Major Incident Log, set up to record events surrounding a suspected airplane crash on Cader Bronwen Mountain, North Wales on the night of 23rd January 1974.  This is the same night as the infamous Berwyn Mountains UFO event which is often described as a crash.

The log was set up by Gwynedd Constabulary three months before it evolved into North Wales Police here in the UK.  Many copies of the Log have been distributed to various persons over the years.  I have made several Freedom of Information requests to North Wales Police for information relating to its role in events of that night in 1974 and I have been forced to file an official complaint regarding their handling and for obstruction each time.

North Wales Police has become aware that I'm privy to information which demonstrates categorically, that it has been involved in sending out altered documents, fake documents and other disinformation to various enquirers over the years - depending on who they are.  I recently presented NWP with a copy of a faked Police document which it circulated for years.  The Force then seized the document and tried to disrupt the FOI request.  In a more sinister move regarding the aforementioned Log, the Force knows that I'm aware of at least one other Log which is different to the one I have.  As such, in its response following an internal review of my request, it not only now claims not to possess any of Log, but claims to know nothing about it at all, despite my copy, those of others and, debunkers also openly referring to the document in their possession!!!!

How is that for a bit of corruption?

This is obviously going to appeal as I know NWP is painfully aware of the existence of the Log document and I know full well it possesses the originals still.

I might add, that my complaint about the handling of this particular complaint is also being dragged out.  NWP is trying to buy time wondering how it can account for no less than two separate documents being fabricated/altered and originating from within the Force.

I am sending this communication out as an appeal, for anyone who possesses a copy of the Major Incident Log in relation to the 23rd of January 1974 and the Berwyn Mountains UFO Incident, to contact me via the email address below.

I wish to establish if more altered copies are out there and if so, establish how many different versions are in circulation and also, how recently those copies were requested.

I don't expect any debunkers to get in touch as that would be assisting perhaps a pro-alien scenario and for security of my appeal, I'll be unable to divulge any info' about the alterations etc, but if you've ever investigated in part or whole, the Berwyn UFO case, you may very well have a copy of that document and I'd appreciate a copy and the date it was acquired.  Everything is confidential and anyone who knows me knows full well that confidential means confidential.

So if you have a copy plus other details, please get in touch.  The email address is:

Please, do not just send details in text or attachments.  Let me know first that you have such a document etc and I'll arrange with you to obtain the document copies etc.

Thanks for your time.

Scott L. Felton

Here's some Berwyn Incident details; and here's Scott's radio interview about that UFO event
Ray D

Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:07:09 -0000 Subject: Re: Correspondence with Hans

Choong K* Y* wrote:
> On 24-Feb-11 11:32 PM, Hans H* wrote:
>> They claimed that the aliens who used to run China and India
>> have changed location. I think they went from Germany to
>> America.

Interesting and thought provoking.  Many historians have commented on (but not fully explained) the fact that groups seem to have two possible states: i) an ascendancy of scientific thought and application; ii) a fall into squabbling feudalism.

Fr'instance - China was thinking scientifically about 3000+ yrs ago (with India partially), then a 500 year gap before the Greeks / Romans climbed up, then a 500 year gap before the Arab/Persian ascendancy, then a 500 yr gap before the Europeans began `thinking' rationally.  And each `ascendancy' seems to have lasted about 500 or so years (so far - see *below).  I go along with Leibniz who says everything must have a `cause' [or `sufficent reason'].  So what's the cause of `ascendancies'?

[more complete list of Empires, plus debunk `national intelligence' myth]

* "From the ninth century to the fifteenth, Muslim scholars excelled in every branch of scientific knowledge. In particular their contributions to astronomy and mathematics are impressive" - from `Islamic Astronomy' by David A King - `Astronomy before the Telescope' - 1996 British Museum Press ISBN 0-7141-2733-7
"Although the Arabs [+Persians] were ferocious in war, in peace their life-style was tolerant and civilized.  They brought to the arts, and to science in particular, a no-nonsense practicality which rescued intellectual activity from Greek frivolity and Roman intolerance and which continues to permeate scientific study to this day. ... More than any other investigators, in any other culture before them, they exploited the test of practice and experiment in the quest for scientific truth." - from `Number - from ancient civilizations to the computer' 1991 ISBN 0-00-654484-3 by Professor John McCleish  (ref)


Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:48:15 -0000
Subject: Re: Correspondence with Hans

BTW - you could probably be just as accurate saying each `ascendancy `lost' an initial 100 years in fighting / conquest, then had 300 yrs `in the sun' and then `lost' a final 100 yrs to decadence.  Which could mean the Europeans (inc. USA) are coming to the end of their final phase.


Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 15:18:56 +0900
Subject: From Japan

UFO Criticism by J.N. from Japan

The 18th Issue Vol.10 No.2 September 2010

Not for sale All rights reserved Copyright c2010 by Junji Numakawa (?? ??)

Address: 6-52-1 Shimouma, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 154-0002, JAPAN

Japanese Air Force Also Has Encounters with UFOs:

A New Book by a Retired Lieutenant General

Mr. Mamoru Sato (born in 1939), a retired Lieutenant General of the Air Self-Defense Force (air force), has done an epoch-making work: his new book introduces UFO sightings of his colleagues and subordinates. The hardcover book, Jitsuroku: Jieitai Pairotto-tati ga Sekkin-Sogu shita UFO (A True Record: UFOs the Self-Defense Force Pilots Encountered Closely), published by Kodan-sha, the biggest publisher in Japan, appeared July (1700 + tax; 294 pages).

According to his blog, Mr. Sato wrote this book at the publisher's request. He asked 37 persons (page 120), and, contrary to his expectation (page 40), he got many UFO stories (#1). The witnesses are not against the duty of confidentiality, because any UFO does not exist for our Ministry of Defense. "The subject of UFO is virtually taboo in the Self-Defense Force," says Mr. Sato at Preface of this book. But it does not mean `cover up'. "There is no such deep meaning." It means no more than that the high officials of Japanese air force look down on the UFO problem. Thus almost all of these stories were hidden not only from the nation but also from Ministry of Defense! (#2)

Though this book has nine chapters, clear UFO stories of the Self-Defense Force members are described only in the first three chapters, that is, Introductory Chapter: The High Frequency of Close-Encounters with UFOs / Chapter 1: A Major who was Loved by UFOs / Chapter 2: UFOs Aim at Bases in the Tohoku Region [a part of northern Japan].

The rest are as Chapter 3: Pilots who were Saved by Aliens / Chapter 4: The UFO Incident File / Chapter 5: History of Unidentified Flying Objects / Chapter 6: UFOs and Nuclear Installations / Chapter 7: UFOs, Spiritual World and Yukio Mishima [1925-1970; a famous novelist who killed himself by means of cutting his abdomen (the so-called "hara-kiri" : traditional way of samurai) at a base of the Ground Self-Defense Force in Tokyo. Mr. Mishima was one of the earliest members of Japan Flying Saucer Research Association, one of the earliest UFO groups in Japan (see the third issue) ] / The Last Chapter: Beyond of Romantic Sky.

As these chapters show, this book tells about Mr. Sato's view of UFOs. He even refers to Shakoki Dogu, spacesuit-like clay dolls of prehistoric Japan (see the 6th and the 7th issues). However, you may not meet a UFO in Chapter 3. The first pilot was saved by a voice ("Go back immediately") which he heard when he saw "a very bright light" in the direction of his base. His fighter (F-86F) exploded at the next flight by another pilot: metal fatigue in its engine caused the accident. This story barely contains a strange aerial light. But the next story is of a prophetic dream. And the last pilot is Mr. Sato himself whose reckless flight was saved by a miraculous change in the weather.

UFO Book The left figure shows this book. The lower one third is not the cover but a paper book-band to advertise the book (many Japanese books have a such band). Unfortunately, this book almost lacks UFO photos and illustrations (the only exception is a sketch by a prophet), and therefore this book may have no interest for those who can not read Japanese. Then, let us see some of clear encounters. ??

Invisible Radar Targets: Mr. Sato introduces many stories. One is exceptionally from the Maritime Self-Defense Force (the navy). Around 1968. Mr. Sumihiko Kawamura (retired Rear Admiral) was the captain of an anti-submarine patrol plane (P2V-7) of Shimofusa Air Base (Chiba Prefecture) near Tokyo. When his plane was flying over the Pacific Ocean, his radar captured an object in front. The object made a rapid approach. As his plane was in clouds, he could not see the object. He made a left-turn in a hurry to avoid a collision with it. "But nothing was seen, and there was no change," says Mr. Kawamura. He did not make a report on this event, because his plane had gotten into no trouble.

(Introductory Chapter)
Objects Radars Can not Capture: Mr. Tetsuo Higaki (retired Lieutenant Colonel) was a very capable fighter-pilot. One night of 1981, over East China Sea, he saw a white light flying on his right. It was about 9 kilometers away from his fighter (F15). But not only a ground radar but also the following fighter could not see it. As an ambush training started, he had to make a left turn. And the object disappeared before he knew. This light was seen for 2-3 minutes.

(Introductory Chapter)
On the afternoon of April 11, 1986, over the Sea of Japan, Mr. Shinkichi Nagatomi (retired Major General) on his fighter (F-1) noticed a motionless "black dot" in the air. Another fighter also saw it. While they were on patrol, the "dot" stayed put. But when he approached, it began to move and flew away at very high speed. His radar could not capture this object. "Though a F-1's radar of those days was not perfect," says Mr. Nagatomi.

(Chapter 2)
Encounters with Breakdowns: This was an open secret story for the then members of Matsushima Air Base (Miyagi Prefecture) in northern Japan. The story was brought to Mr. Sato from "the retired Colonel T" who had served at the base at that time. Around 1983, before noon, over the Pacific Ocean. "Captain G" on a training plane (T-2) noticed a "!cigar-shaped" object flying. "Captain M" on the front seat of the plane did not notice (the two Captains were not trainees but instructors). Just before this detection, troubles happened with an electrical system and a control system of their plane. While the two pilots were busy with this troubles, the object disappeared, and the troubles also disappeared. In the afternoon of that day, the same event occurred at the same plane when "Captain M" and another pilot were on board. In both cases, maintenance men could not find anything wrong. However, this incident of the order of American big UFO cases was hushed up because of a poor reason: Air Staff Office (the headquarters in Tokyo) hated the breakdown-story on this made-in-Japan-plane! (Introductory Chapter)

A Repeater: Of course, not every Self-Defense Force pilot meets a UFO. In spite of his 3,800 hours' flying time, Mr. Sato saw no UFO (#4). In contrast, Mr. Noboru Funatsuki (retired Major) saw three times. Two are when he was assigned to that Matsushima Air Base, and one is after he became a civil aviation pilot; one is from a T-2 training plane ("a shining spherical white object" that flew about at around Mach 8-10; not captured by a ground radar; seen by 6 pilots), and two are from the ground ("a white round dot" that kept still for more than 1 hour in the sky; at the Matsushima Air base. / two bright lights that changed their positions in an instant; at a hotel in Singapore). According to Mr. Funatsuki, civil aviation pilots also often meet UFOs. Those stories also, though not specified, were not reported to the airline companies. (Chapter 1)

As you see, our Government does not collect UFO reports. Mr. Sato points out that this is one serious drawback of Japanese national defense, because "not all ... unidentified flying objects ... are `genuine UFOs = flying saucers'"(page 176).

One day of 1986, when Mr. Sato was the head of Public Relations Section in Air Staff Office of Tokyo, a young reporter visited to collect materials for a magazine. The reporter believed that a F-4 Phantom fighter of the Air Self-Defense Force had been shot down by a UFO near Hyakuri Air Base (Ibaraki Prefecture near Tokyo) on May 1, 1973. He showed Mr. Sato a copy of a document in the style of the United Nations, which told a mistaken aircraft registration and mistaken pilot names. The reporter's story seems to have meant an alleged event on June 9, 1974 reported by an American UFO magazine. The victims of this aerial explosion accident in 1973 are Lieutenant Colonel Yoshihiro Ozaki and Captain Masayasu Abe. (The Last Chapter)


#1 This book contains UFO stories from 11 Self-Defense Force members including 1 navy pilot. 7 or 8 (if a light seen by a pilot who saved by a voice [see later description] is a UFO) of them have their own experiences.

#2 Japanese "Act on Access to Information" is almost useless to UFOlogy: our bureaucrats have only poor information. This June Mr. Ryo Takemoto (1957-) again demanded documents about the Japan-Airlines-pilot-sighting over Alaska in 1986 (see the 13th issue). However, it is very doubtful whether such a document was made by our dull bureaucrats.

#3 From Mr. Kiyoshi Amamiya's blog, Kiyo-rin no UFO Hokoku (Kiyoshi's UFO Report). Mr. Sato refers to him on pages 92, 145, 169, 172.

#4 Years ago, one night Mr. Sato's wife saw an orange-colored round light like a naked bulb flying about, when she walked along a street in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (page 50). The text can be translated as " ... lights ... flying past each other"; Mr. Sato uses ordinary Japanese which is sometimes not lucid.

This spring Mr. Tsugio Kinoshita (1947-) retired from "UFO Fureai-kan" (UFO Public Hall) in Fukushima Prefecture. He had filled the post of its director since 1993 (see the 5th issue). Iino Town, the founder of this hall, became a part of Fukushima City in 2008. Unlike the Town the City does not include the word of "UFO" in the title of the ordinance to put this hall.

UFO Criticism by J. N. from Japan The 18th issue / Vol.10 No.2 / Sept. 2010

Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 23:44:40 +0100
Subject: Re: Human space-travel long ago?

[re: message `Human space-travel long ago?'

> Recently been checking the `Tuatha D Danann', the Irish name for the `People of Dana' (maybe their Goddess?), although they seem to have lived many places, Europe, N. Africa and Asia and maybe even further afield.

About that "further afield" suggestion - realized already got some clues, at westward.html#26nov [updated]

"A check of `Native' American myths and legends gives these keyword clues - [found] monstrous animals, alien people (`magicians') in residence (w/`magic' technology, ownership / enclosure of `good' animals); cataclysm - giant tidal wave, flood & earthquakes & (some) volcanoes; disappearance / loss of `monsters'; capture / theft / gifting of `good' animals; subsequent disappearance of `magicians' / `aliens' from the record of myths and legends."

Here's some Flood myths and N. American `Creation' myths - maybe more to be found.


Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 13:11:50 +0100
Subject: Martyn Stubbs speaks out


Finally re-found a video copy of `The Secret NASA Transmissions - Part 2', where Martyn is released from his promises of confidentiality (to various scientists and astro-folk).

It should be at ufo-uap.html#yu-th

It contains a lot of interesting background to that "Smoking Gun" video, which apparently upset folk, not least many `traditional' ufologists (and NASA of course).

Like it says, personally liked Martyn's challenge to NASA's fake `debunker' - J. Oberg.

Don't know how long it will be there - maybe get it while you can.


Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 19:21:31 +0100
Subject: Re: Thanks for "Re: Martyn Stubbs speaks out

Don't usually discuss off-list messages (many of them) but have already received thanks for that Martin Stubbs link.

Replied - "No problem. Think, in a few years that, and the `Smoking Gun', will be seen as the first, heavily suppressed, chink in the dam."


Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:16:41 +0100
Subject: Re: SETI censorship, murders

terrence *** wrote:
> hello. Recently came across your statement below.

"most sincere technical UFO/ET tracking & monitoring attempts by private citizens have been forcibly closed-down by gov't agencies, with burning of records & publications, arrests, imprisonment and even deaths of investigators;"

> All new to me.  Could you point me to some sources?

Hello Terrence,
Yes, it was a surprise to me too, and a shock.  Although, once being involved in early UK military satellite projects and therefore liaising with the three main AeroSpace companies in UK + Europe, I was already aware that a whole bunch of their scientists (in UK) had mysteriously died - nearly ALL supposedly by suicide.

All that surfaced later under "SDI Deaths" (below).   That was followed by equally mysterious deaths in the next "super-weapons" field - microbiology (also below).

So when this group of headlines popped up I was already `sensitized' so to speak

Is Someone Killing Our UFO Investigators?

and later reading of the treatment of Reich, even more shocked
"the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) obtained an injunction against the interstate sale of orgone accumulators. Charged with contempt for violating it, Reich conducted his own defense, which involved sending the judge all his books to read and arguing that a court was no place to decide matters of science.  He was sentenced to two years in prison, and in August 1956, several tons of his publications were burned by the FDA, arguably one of the worst examples of censorship in U.S. history.   He died in jail of heart failure just over a year later, days before he was due to apply for parole."

from all sources it seems that the FDA prosecution was a front.  That is, Reich's apparent success and inside knowledge of communication and even `attracting' or `repelling' certain UFO / ET craft was what the authorities wanted to suppress - brutally and thoroughly.

Ray D

[BTW - clues to what's being suppressed are in Trevor James Constables's work and in background information]

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