It is not known at what point Bruce Alan Walton took the name of “Branton,” but we do know that he did it out of fear for his life.
Branton had learned certain details about an alien/human conspiracy that predated all our conventional views of human history, the kind of details the conspirators would stop at nothing to keep secret. For those secret societies, murder was and is always an option.
In spite of how he uneasily came to feel like an easy target for the dark forces at play, Branton managed to place his version of reality on the Internet, starting in the mid-1990s. His postings came to be called the “Branton Files,” and have been publicly denounced as “high fantasy” filled with complex and convoluted conspiracy theories.
Never one to shrink back from danger himself, Timothy Green Beckley, the CEO of Global Communications and Inner Light Publications, has published some of Branton’s books, to include “The Dulce Wars: Underground Alien Bases and the Battle for Planet Earth” and “The Mojave Desert’s Mysterious Secrets,” both of which deal in great detail with Branton’s research and the life events he endured while both studying and trying to conceal himself from the strange hidden forces that seek to control and enslave “our” world. Beckley also published Branton’s “The Omega Files: Secret Nazi UFO Bases Revealed,” which describes how German engineers actually flew flying saucers shortly before the end of World War II and currently continue their depraved efforts in underground bases around the world.
One can only hope that Beckley will be spared any reprisals by the secret group for helping Branton to expose these nefarious machinations. Beckley could easily be forced into a position where he has to look over his shoulder as he walks the streets on his way to a restaurant for dinner.
An obvious consequence of Branton’s hiding himself from the fiendish denizens of hell and misery is that he is also largely hidden from us, a sympathetic group of believers in potential conspiracies. What little is known about Branton is dealt with in the early section of “The Mojave Desert’s Mysterious Secrets.” It is taken from a website he operated at one point in the 1990s.
According to the website, Branton was born in 1960 to a large family who lived near the western base of the Rocky Mountains. As he grew up, he began to distrust organized religion, which he felt had long ago been infected by a kind of Masonic “virus” that could be traced back to Lucifer, the fallen angel who became Satan.
Branton briefly recounts a sad history of being drawn into various secret, neo-Masonic, so-called “New Age” cults that manipulated their members with mind control tactics and even subjected younger adherents to perverse rituals of molestation at the cults’ deeper levels. He freely admits that being infected with this psycho-spiritual poison caused him many mental and emotional problems when he reached adulthood, as is the case with all victims of molestation.
Meanwhile, seeking escape through “legalistic” forms of Christianity only drove Branton deeper into the clutches of wickedness. He feels he was somehow “used” by the Evil One and made to do harm to others around him. But before his defection from the parasitical kingdom of darkness, he was able to learn about many of its deeper secrets and some details of its inner-workings. He came to feel it was his duty – regardless of personal risk – to expose this darkness to the light of truth and thus help others to escape the traps that almost ruined his life.
He thought of his enemies as vampires feeding on him parasitically as he tried to overcome the effects of being abducted by aliens as a child and having the usual attendant implants inserted into his body. Over time, he came to know the ultimate culprit was a race of reptilian aliens who came from beyond and within our world and who had collected a substantial number of willing followers that worked through many different secret societies, including the aforementioned Masons.
It was Branton’s faith in Jesus Christ, he said, that led him on the path of escape from Satan and his minions. He felt he had discovered a more pure and truthful understanding of Jesus that was different from what organized religion teaches. He took assurance from his faith that the sins he committed while under the thrall of the devil could ultimately be forgiven and that he would be allowed to warn the world at large, or at least a small piece of it, of the dangers he had discovered while in the grip of wicked misery that had nearly killed him.
“Something was obviously going on in his head,” Beckley writes, “that caused this transition [and led Bruce Walton to change his name to Branton]. It all culminated in the now-transformed Branton realizing he had been a ‘sleeper’ for the CIA. According to stories that have come to us in dribs and drabs, Branton stumbled on some information that he was not supposed to know. He was, supposedly, given an alternative personality which was programmed to serve his CIA/Black Projects handlers and the Bavarian/Gray collective. In this alternate or ‘double life,’ he had access to several underground bases and apparently over the course of time encountered several alien groups as well. It is even said that he had several alien implants placed at various locations in his body, not just one, as in most cases.”
While that may sound like a “perfect storm” of conspiracy theory delusion, there were even stranger claims made by Branton. He is the father, he said, of a number of hybrid children conceived when he mated with female reptilian shape-shifting aliens. He believed his hybrid children had decided to join him in resisting the Luciferian New World Order.
“Chances are,” Beckley writes, “you are a ‘fan’ of Branton or you would not have purchased this book. Branton is not for everyone! His material has limited appeal, but for those who can take all this in and digest what he has to say, Branton is considered somewhat of a ‘savior,’ particularly to those who contend that there is a global plot to ‘take us all over.’
“I want to make it perfectly clear,” Beckley continues, “that I have not heard from Branton in years, and I do not know anyone else who has either. When last spoken to, Branton had been in a roadside accident. He was riding his bike not far from his apartment when someone collided with him and took off down the highway. Those prone to conspiracy theories claim that the windows of the vehicle were tinted black, and the automobile was driven by representatives of the New World Order in the form of the dreaded MIB, or Men-In-Black. Shortly after, he was in trouble with the ‘authorities’ and ended up in the clink. Nothing to report on him since, either as Branton or as Bruce A. Walton.”
Beckley then acknowledges that the Branton Files are posted in various shapes and forms all over the Internet and had required much cleaning up in terms of spelling and punctuation before Beckley could publish some of Branton’s writing in book form.
Another item that can be found on the Internet is a letter Branton allegedly wrote to UK conspiracy theorist David Icke, who espouses the belief that Queen Elizabeth and many other high-profile authority figures are in fact reptilian aliens disguising themselves as humans.
“As you are probably aware,” Branton writes, “as a whole these reptilian hybrids often lead a double life involving dual personalities: one which leads a ‘normal’ life in the outer world and one that is deeply involved with the underground alien society on a nocturnal basis. This is especially true with ‘cocooned/hosted’ individuals and ‘hybrids/abductees.’ I believe that I am one such hybrid.”
Branton goes on to say that his genealogical line intersects with that of the British Royal Family and that the Mormon Church, or Latter Day Saints, serves as a cover for many of the old reptilian bloodlines. He conjectures that this may be why the Mormons prefer large families, in order to breed out the normal human genetic lines and replace them with reptilian/hybrid genes. There are many cases of Mormon hybrid/abductees who suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder and they are under tremendous pressure from the church, especially in Utah, not to discuss their abduction experiences.
“Underneath most major cities,” Branton continues in his letter to Icke, “particularly in the USA, there exist subterranean counterpart ‘cities’ controlled by the Masonic/Hybrid/Alien ‘elite.’ Often surface/subsurface terminals exist beneath Masonic Lodges, police stations, airports and federal buildings. Some of the major population centers were deliberately established by the Masonic/Hybrid elite of the Old and New Worlds to afford easy access to already existing underground installations, some of which are thousands of years old.
“These sub-cities also offer close access to organized crime syndicates that operate on the surface. They have developed a science of economics through which they literally nickel-and-dime us into slavery via multileveled taxation, inflation, sublimation, manipulation, regulation, fines, fees, licenses, and the entire debt-credit scam which is run by the Federal Reserve and Wall Street.
“The ‘dracs’ not only feed upon our outward society economically but also emotionally through emotional vampirism, psychically with implants, and even bio-plasmically with blood feasts. They are parasites of the worst sort, vampires and leeches on the back of humanity. They control us from the cradle to the grave via their global economic and electronic control system and will continue to do so until enough of us on the surface join together in an international resistance and literally invade the underground systems and begin to ‘kick ass and take names.’ I see no other way that we can once again gain our independence. Are we just going to sit around and be good little Nazi drones, or are we going to do something about it?”
Branton then commends Icke for his having joined the fight against the evil forces and says he prays for Icke’s success and safety in their common struggle.
I wrote a review for “FATE Magazine” of Branton’s book “The Dulce Wars” in which I tried to put his material in an easily-digestible nutshell.
“The alleged conspiracy,” I wrote, “primarily operates out of secret military installations like Area 51 in Nevada as well as, according to ‘The Dulce Wars,’ an underground base situated close to a tiny town in New Mexico called Dulce. The secrecy surrounding the buried, multileveled facility is so closely guarded that the author felt compelled to write under an assumed name, ‘Branton,’ because, as the book’s jacket says, ‘he is deathly afraid.’
“Putting aside the question of whether or not that kind of apprehension is justified, Branton still manages to provide an excellent overview of the many rumors and legends about the Dulce underground facility, presenting testimony from such diverse sources as UFO researcher John Lear (the son of the inventor of the Lear jet), Paul Bennewitz, a scientist who claimed to be in contact with aliens from the Dulce base via a special code on his computer, and Thomas Edwin Costello, who told Branton he was a security officer at the Dulce base and disappeared about a year after their interview was conducted.
“From the various experts and references available, Branton pieces together a collection of horror stories that involve, among other things, a human zoo called ‘Nightmare Alley’ where men, women and children are housed to be used as lab rats for experiments in genetics and the development of mind control techniques. Government scientists purportedly labor alongside an occupying alien force to work out the sundry ways the general population aboveground can be brought under an ultimate totalitarian control, all of which began with a 1947 treaty signed by President Harry Truman – the government obtained alien technological secrets in exchange for permitting the aliens to abduct human subjects for their diabolical research.
“The government realized too late, the story goes, that the aliens never intended to keep their part of the bargain and have instead perpetrated the monstrous misuse of perhaps many thousands of innocent victims, spawning along the way grotesque legends of vats filled with human body parts and animal/human hybrid creatures mindlessly howling in cages in the deeper levels of the Dulce installation.”
It becomes obvious why Branton would come to dedicate his life to resisting this kind of terrifying plot with its perpetrators hiding just below the surface of our planet. His hope was to convince others that the danger was real and enlist their help in fighting the evil forces that may soon enslave humankind so completely that resistance will then be futile and our fate sealed forever.
Branton’s efforts may be heroic in some sense, but are his beliefs even sane?
I concluded my review by saying, “Somewhere in this complex mix of rumor and official secrecy there must be a grain or two of truth, and Branton asks only that you read the book and then draw your own conclusions.”
Wherever Branton is now, he is likely still waging some kind of war against his evil enemies, real or imagined, while we continue to debate among ourselves about what conclusions we should draw.
Area 51 has been in the news the last few months with talk of storming the “gates,” which really do not exist as such. What is there is, for the most part, merely a “line” in the sand indicating where to stop and not go any further. Those that have gone past that point have basically “survived” and suffered a hefty fine, a night in jail and a warning not to show their faces on the Extraterrestrial Highway again. There is a rumor that one individual was shot to death because he stopped at the guard post and took some sort of canister out of his backpack, after which the private security team felt that he was a threat to life and limb and blasted him into the dust. It’s alright to go to the Little A-Le-Inn and hang out for a brew and purchase a souvenir, but don’t leave the parking lot with alcohol on your breath or the Lincoln County Sheriff will see to it personally that you get the rough treatment and end up with your pockets empty.
HAS AN ALIEN BEEN GUNNED DOWN BY OUR MILITARY?
UFOlogist, Tim – Mr. UFO — Beckley has been keeping abreast of what’s going on at the gates of Area 51. He had one of the first skywatches and workshops in 1993 with William Cooper out at the Inn and had to turn away some folks cause so many showed up. His new book, “Area 51: Warning! Keep Out!” has all the details of his so journey to the base as well as his in-depth investigation of what has gone out in Rachel, NV, as well as other military installations and bases worldwide. Nothing has escaped his attention and those of the book’s contributors. There is plenty of talk of battles with grays, dead EBEs and clashes with UFOs both in the U.S. and abroad.
“Evidence keeps mounting,” Beckley writes, “and virtual proof is at hand that UFOs have crashed and alien bodies have been retrieved by the U.S. government in a cover-up that makes Watergate look like ‘child’s play.’”
Or so says Diane Tessman, a former Mutual UFO Network State Section Director for Florida who has researched extensively the crashed saucer syndrome. Tessman has herself been abducted by the aliens and has corresponded with experts on the subject like Leonard Stringfield.
According to Tessman, one of the cases reported to Stringfield came from an Air Force sergeant named only “JM,” for the sake of his privacy. JM was also a military policeman, and in a letter to Stringfield he revealed a bizarre UFO crash incident which he witnessed at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey.
“The incident supposedly transpired in January of 1978,” Tessman writes. “He told Len of assisting an MP who informed him that planes from Fort Dix were pursuing a low-flying object. Suddenly the object appeared over his patrol car! His radio transmission was cut off. Then, in front of his police car, appeared a ‘thing’ with a fat head, long slender arms, grayish in color and about four feet tall. The MP fired five rounds into the alien and another round into the object hanging in the air over his car.
“The UFO then flew straight up to join eleven others,” she continues, “which were high in the nighttime sky. The MP reported that the alien had run into the woods, still moving after having five rounds from a .45 caliber gun fired into him.”
However, JM reported that he and several other military police found the body of the alien. It had climbed a high fence and died while running. The entire area was roped off and hush-hush security ensued. A battery acid, ammonia-like stench continued to permeate the area. The next day, a special team from Wright-Patterson AFB arrived and loaded a metal container onto their plane.
“All personnel were warned,” Tessman writes, “that they would be punished if they ever breathed a word of the incident. Unfortunately, no more information can be gained from JM because, as Stringfield reports, he virtually vanished into thin air shortly before he was to be discharged. All attempts to contact him have failed.”
Informants like JM above are few and far between and thus secrecy is maintained by the government and the military mostly successfully. In terms of Area 51 proper, however, there is one famous whistleblower who remains credible and has stuck to his guns for 30 years. That would be Bob Lazar, a physicist who went public with his claims about working on alien craft and started a controversy that has persisted to this day.
THE FOREMOST AREA 51 WHISTLEBLOWER
UFO researcher and author William Hamilton, III, contributes a chapter to “Area 51: Warning! Keep Out!” in which he provides some background on physicist Bob Lazar, who spoke to Las Vegas journalist George Knapp and went public with bizarre stories about the base in 1989.
“According to Lazar,” Hamilton writes, “his employer was the U.S. Navy. He and other government workers would be flown to Groom Lake and then take a bus with blacked-out windows and drive to S-4. At S-4, there was a building with a slope of about 30 degrees which had hangar doors. Inside the hangar were nine extraterrestrial flying saucers, all of different types, or, as Lazar says, ‘It’s as if they had an assortment pack.’
“He says that the power source on the saucer he worked on,” Hamilton continues, “was an anti-matter reactor which utilized the super-heavy element 115, which cannot be found naturally on Earth and is virtually impossible to synthesize. This was one of the clues that led him, in his expert opinion, to conclude that these craft were not just an advanced development of a small group of secret scientists.”
Meanwhile, along with his suspicions about the various ships truly being of extraterrestrial design, Lazar was forced to endure hardships of various kinds at the hands of humans.
“Security at S-4 was oppressive,” Hamilton writes, “and Lazar’s superiors used fear and intimidation tactics and did everything but physically hurt him. They put a gun to his head and shoved fingers into his chest and yelled into his ears. None of the scientists or technicians chit-chatted with each other when on the job. Lazar consented to polygraph testing, but one of the polygraph experts who believes Lazar is telling the truth said that some of the tests were inconclusive because of the fear driven into Lazar.”
Lazar believes it is a crime against the people and the scientific community not to tell the public that contact has been made with aliens and that we have actual physical proof from another planet, another system, another intelligence, but the proof is being closely guarded by a secret group within our government. Lazar said he was promoted to a level of clearance that is 38 levels above a Top Secret “Q” level of clearance. He was briefed and read many classified documents.
“He doesn’t like to talk about aliens at Groom Lake,” Hamilton writes, “and although he may have seen one once through a glass door, he isn’t positive about it. The documents he saw mention autopsy reports on alien bodies and do mention that at least one of the alien races originates from the fourth planet of the binary star Zeta Reticuli 2.”
A PLENTITUDE OF OTHER WHISTLEBLOWERS
When Area 51 is mocked as a very poorly kept secret, one reason for that is the numerous whistleblowers that have come forward to tell their story in spite of any threats made by the shadow government. Hamilton writes of one informer who calls himself “Yellow Fruit.”
Yellow Fruit claims to have worked as a security officer at Area 51. He later became disgruntled with the activities there.
“He made the discovery,” Hamilton writes, “that one of the security men he worked with was a humanoid alien he referred to as a ‘benevolent one.’ The other little gray aliens were called EBEs (for Extraterrestrial Biological Entities, a term that appears in the MJ-12 briefing document). Yellow Fruit revealed that a conflict was going on between the benevolent ones and the EBEs, and that now the benevolent ones had gained the upper hand at Dreamland, where he said a contingent of 37 benevolent ones were stationed and where three EBEs were held in captivity.”
A Brit named Mike Oram had many sightings in the UFO hotspot of Warminster in England, but they could not compare to his experience at Area 51. While driving alongside the base with his wife, they were stalked by a truck, which blew out one of the couple’s tires with a gunshot. From that moment on, the pair experienced two hours of missing time. That evening, after the kidnapping, they found themselves “recovering” in a trailer park. Later, under regressive hypnosis, the couple remembered they were kidnapped by strange individuals dressed as military men. Oram would subsequently come to believe that he had had a negative experience with the “paramilitary operators of the NRO Delta Force, a group trained to carry out false abductions to make people believe that they are beings of other worlds.”
Don Siedenburg is yet another whistleblower who has come forward with one of the strangest stories publisher Tim Beckley has ever heard. Siedenburg was involved in Roswell, but in a most peculiar way. The rumors have circulated for years that technology of some sort was retrieved from a crashed UFO, either from Roswell or some other crash in the late 1940s. The late Colonel Philip Corso claimed that he was given the responsibility to farm out a small number of unknown items taken from the downed disc in order to discover what they were and how they could be reproduced.
Siedenburg says that more than electronics or hardware was retrieved from this crashed UFO. He says he was part of a military experiment to test an alleged extraterrestrial “food source.”
Siedenburg told Beckley that he had enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1954 when he was eighteen years old. He spent the first three weeks of his enlistment at Edwards Air Force Base in California, where he participated in the testing of a source that supposedly tied in with the crashed UFO. “The Serum,” as it was called, was given to him in two-ounce servings, once per day for 21 days. The Serum was his only nourishment; Siedenburg experienced no hunger during that time.
The young soldier signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement that had no expiration date. However, the medical study team leader told him that if he were still alive at age 80, and still had all his mental and physical facilities, then they wanted him to tell his story. The reasoning was that, by the time Siedenburg reached 80, he would probably be the only one still alive. The study group felt that it was extremely important that the story be revealed to the public.
Siedenburg lost touch with his handlers over the years. He was told, however, that the military was trying to reproduce The Serum as it could help to do away with worldwide hunger. He has no idea whether The Serum is still being produced.
Ben Rich, called the “father of stealth technology,” is a former vice-president of the Lockheed aircraft corporation. After earning a master’s degree in thermodynamics from UCLA, he was hired by Lockheed in 1950. In 1954, he was sent to Lockheed’s secret research and development section, which was called the Skunk Works and located at Area 51. Later he was the program manager for the SR-71 Blackbird propulsion system and led the development of the F-117 stealth fighter.
Rich has stated publicly that:
“Anything you can imagine, we already know how to do.”
“The U.S. Air Force has just given us a contract to take ET back home.”
“We also know how to travel to the stars.”
“If you’ve seen it in ‘Star Trek’ or ‘Star Wars,’ we’ve been there and done that.”
“We have things in the Nevada desert that are alien to your way of thinking and far beyond anything you see on ‘Star Trek.’”
Of course, this technology could only come from UFOs. But one wonders at Rich’s apparent need to boast of what he and his Area 51 have accomplished. Has he been overcome by simple pride or hubris?
There are other well-known and courageous whistleblowers heard from in “Area 51: Warning! Keep Out!” such as Robert Dean, Ed Fouche, and Vice Admiral Thomas Wilson, all of whom have impressive military credentials that make credible their claims to being insiders regarding the UFO phenomenon. One should read the book to learn more about them since it is not possible to do them all justice in the space of this article.
ARE THERE HUMAN UFO PILOTS IN THE MIX?
Another perspective on Area 51 comes from author Preston Dennett, who contributes a chapter called “Project Redlight – Are We Also Flying the Saucers?”
Dennett calls on the research of the late William Cooper, a longtime warrior in the battle against governmental conspiracy and secrecy. In the Fall 1989 issue of Beckley’s now-defunct magazine, “UFO Universe,” Cooper writes openly of Project Redlight, the purpose of which was to test fly recovered alien craft, the same sorts of ships that Lazar discusses above. Nearly every attempt to test fly the alien ships resulted in the destruction of the craft and the death of the pilots. UFO sightings of craft accompanied by black helicopters are Project Redlight assets, Cooper claims, and at the time he was writing the project was ongoing at Area 51.
“It is interesting that Cooper mentions unmarked helicopters,” Dennett writes. “There is a very famous UFO case known as the Cash-Landrum radiation case. On December 29, 1980, Betty Cash, Vickie Landrum and Colby Landrum encountered a UFO on a lonely Texas highway. The UFO, however, was surrounded by nearly twenty helicopters of definite Earthly origins. Why would a UFO have twenty helicopters escorting it above a highway?”
Was the UFO craft itself being piloted by a human being? And totally comfortable with a human escort of Earthly helicopters?
“This case,” Dennett declares, “could very well be our best evidence for Project Redlight. The unfortunate witnesses, especially Betty Cash, suffered radiation burns. Betty’s eyes swelled shut, she suffered hair and skin loss, nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps and headaches. She had sores on her hands that persisted even after eight months.”
Meanwhile, Dennett reports on other witnesses to UFOs that don’t seem to be piloted by beings from other planets. Dennett quotes a writer named Rick Murray, who authored an article headlined, “Is that thing a UFO, or the USAF?”
“The incident took place in the 1960s in New Jersey,” writes Dennett. “According to Murray, his father saw a typical saucer-shaped UFO while traveling on Route 70. Another man drove up in a car and witnessed the UFO with his father. As they were watching it, Air Force personnel drove up and in jeeps and tried to convince the men that what they’d seen was their imagination.
“This case would be like many other UFO cases except for two things. As Murray says, ‘The heads my father saw through the portholes were human. And along the craft’s fuselage, in bold print, were the letters USAF.”
Again, it seems that the military is possession of flying saucers and is flying them around, which is done as part of Project Redlight, the alleged Air Force study to fly UFOs acquired through crash/retrievals.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CROSS THE LINE AT AREA 51?
One chapter that is particularly relevant to the current plan to storm Area 51 comes to us from writer Alejandro Rojas, who has written a chapter on what typically happens if you cross the line and go past the warning signs at Area 51.
In 2012, Rojas recounts, a BBC film crew filming a show called “Conspiracy Road Trip: UFOs,” made the fateful decision to cross the line, literally. A “Huffington Post” blogger and UK-based UFO researcher, Darren Perks, was part of the BBC production crew.
“We went to the Area 51 boundary,” Perks says, “and specifically to film at that location. We also made a collective decision to walk onto the restricted area and continue filming,” Perks told the “Huffington Post.” “It was a wrong thing that we did, and there will be a lot of people in the States that don’t like it. The thing is, it happened. It wasn’t staged or set up. We went there to film and overstepped the mark – we went a bit too far. “
According to Perks, the guard station at the gates appeared to be unoccupied. The group wandered past the entrance to film and ventured up to 200 yards past the gates, filming for about 30 minutes. Apparently, the lack of security guards made the BBC crew feel too comfortable. One of the team knocked on the door of the guard station.
“Eight guards wearing combat fatigues immediately came out with their assault rifles and they grabbed us,” claims Perks. “The guards forced us to the ground and we were all made to lie face down in a row on the tarmac with a gun at our back.”
Perks says they were kept in this position with their faces in the dirt for hours while the guards confiscated their equipment. Finally, the Lincoln County Sheriff sent officers to bring the group in for questioning.
Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee says Perks’ account is not entirely accurate. According to Lee, his officers arrived within 30 minutes. Lee also says the guards at Area 51 were watching the BBC crew’s every move but did not approach them until they had gone too far.
Lee says the group was brought out onto a public road and questioned, issued citations, and then released. The crew was fined $600 for their incursion.
Perks says the ordeal took hours. He also claims that he asked one of the guards if he had seen any UFOs while working out here. He was told, “You know I can’t answer that question.”
Perks says he prodded further and was warned by the guard, “Son, we could make you disappear, and your body will never be found.”
Another guard allegedly told the film crew, “If any of you had kept going, we would have shot you.”
That last statement there goes a long way toward confirming the warning on the “keep out” signs there that “lethal force is authorized.” While the BBC crew got away with just a hefty fine, they were just as liable as anyone else to being mowed down in the name of secrecy, whatever their press credentials might have said.
A TREASURE TROVE OF RELEVANT INFORMATION
There is much more on offer in “Timothy Green Beckley’s Area 51: Warning! Keep Out!” Among the many other contributors are Brad and Sherry Steiger, who write about an alleged underground base in a New Mexico town called Dulce, which they have been told by sources they consider reliable functions as a kind of “Frankenstein Factory” in which aliens and humans work together to create a viable human/alien hybrid race of beings. There are legends about Dulce concealing large vats of human body parts “waiting to be blended with the special fluid that the aliens from outer space used for their food.” In terms of UFO conspiracy lore, it doesn’t get any creepier.
In addition to the authors mentioned in this article, “Area 51: Warning! Keep Out!” also includes Timothy Green Beckley himself, as well as Tim R. Swartz, Joshua P. Warren, Paul Dale Roberts, Scott Corrales, Hercules Invictus, Nigel Watson, Skylaire Alfvegren and myself. Together we provide a thorough overview of not only Area 51 but also the entire matrix of military and government secrecy in regards to UFOs and the alien presence. Beckley’s tried and true method of bringing together various authors with differing viewpoints makes for a wonderfully complete examination of the topic at hand, in plenty of time for the long awaited “experiment” in forcing the hand of the authorities guarding Area 51.
Author’s note: This article is being written a couple of weeks before the scheduled day to storm Area 51, which is September 20, 2019. Much has been written in anticipation of the event by even the mainstream media, which has been reporting on how the expected onslaught of UFO believers is being poorly received by the Nevada locals near Area 51. Nevertheless, permits have been approved, camping grounds will be available in the back of the Little A-Le-Inn and rock bands will perform.
The warning signs outside the mysterious military base say that lethal force is authorized and will be used against unlawful intruders. Meanwhile, even some diehard UFO believers are strongly cautioning potential visitors to stay away and “let sleeping dogs lie,” as the saying goes. The road to the site is barren and bringing plenty of one’s own water and gas is a necessity.
In an effort to fill the need for a book that helps the reader understand the entire picture of Area 51 and similar installations around the world, Global Communications is offering – hot off the presses – a new book called “Timothy Green Beckley’s Area 51: Warning! Keep Out!” The following is a survey of Area 51’s history and an overview of its counterparts in Britain, Australia and Russia. By way of introduction, we begin with a capsule history of Area 51 by noted writer and television news producer Tim R. Swartz, one of the many contributors to the new book.
TAKING A TRIP TO DREAMLAND
“Area 51 is the worst kept secret around,” Swartz writes. “Officially, ‘Area 51’ is the common name given to a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base in Southern Nevada. The Russians knew about it decades ago. It has become a pop culture cliché seen in comics and movies such as ‘Independence Day.’ It even has the honor of being featured on an episode of ‘The Simpsons.’ (Lisa actually found Area 51-A on ‘Lost our Lisa.’)
“Probably the best known aspect of Area 51,” he continues, “also referred to as Groom Lake, are the rumors – and beliefs of some – that it has stored away, in some secret hangar, crashed extraterrestrial spaceships and possibly even their alien pilots (living or dead). It is hard to pinpoint exactly when these rumors started, or even who started them. In the 1980s, computer bulletin boards, hosted on Compuserve and Prodigy, were created for the discussion of UFOs and UFO reports. In these discussions were references to a ‘Secret Air Force Base’ in Nevada where the alleged crashed UFO found near Roswell was stored.”
ENTER THE COLD WAR
According to Swartz: “What we do know about Area 51 is that in the early 1950s, with the Cold War in full swing, the U.S. worried about the USSR’s technology, intentions, and ability to launch a surprise attack. Because of this, the U.S. Navy and Air Force sent low-flying aircraft on reconnaissance missions over the USSR, but they were at constant risk of being shot down. In November 1954, President Eisenhower approved the secret development of a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft called the U-2. .
“A secret location was needed for testing of these black budget aircraft. They found it in the southern Nevada desert near a salt flat known as Groom Lake, which had once been a World War II aerial gunnery range for Army Air Corps pilots. At this time there were also a number of atmospheric nuclear test sites situated throughout the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) first announced the existence of this base in 1955 as Watertown.
“A booklet distributed to the press by the AEC in 1957 stated that the facility was within the Las Vegas Bombing and Gunnery Range. It was described as a small complex with ‘dormitories, equipment, buildings and a small airstrip.’”
U-2 testing began in July 1955, under the authority of the CIA.
“The tests went extremely well,” Swartz writes, “considering they were frequently interrupted, because the personnel at the base had to be evacuated whenever a nuclear test was to take place nearby. The base suffered extensive damage during some of these detonations. It’s not known what the long term effects of exposure to radiation had on personnel stationed at the base. The veil of secrecy surrounding Area 51 made sure no information would ever get out.
“While the U-2 was operating out of Area 51, civilian airline pilots would occasionally spot it at high altitudes and report seeing a UFO. Air Force officials knew the majority of these unexplained sightings were U-2 tests, but they were not allowed to reveal these details to the public. So, ‘natural phenomena’ or ‘high-altitude weather research’ became go-to explanations for these UFO sightings. This may be the beginnings of Area 51 becoming synonymous with alien space ships.
“U-2 operations were moved to other locations in the late 1950s, but other top secret military aircrafts continued tests at Area 51. Over the years, the SR-71 Blackbird, A-12 and numerous stealth aircrafts like Bird of Prey, F-117A, and TACIT BLUE have all been developed and tested in the Nevada desert.”
SMILE FOR THE CAMERA
Swartz further reports that, “Despite its remote location, the government has had difficulties keeping the base secret. For example, in 1974, astronauts taking part in a Skylab mission accidentally photographed the airfield at Groom Lake. On April 19, 1974, someone in the CIA sent the Director of Central Intelligence, William Colby, a memorandum regarding this situation.”
The memo read, in part that, “The issue arises from the fact that the recent Skylab mission inadvertently photographed” the airfield at Groom Lake. “There were specific instructions not to do this,” the memo stated, and Groom “was the only location which had such an instruction.”
In other words, the CIA considered no other spot on Earth to be as sensitive as Groom Lake, and the astronauts had just taken a picture of it.
“This photo has been going through an interagency reviewing process aimed at a decision on how it should be handled,” the unnamed CIA official wrote. “There is no agreement. DoD elements (USAF, NRO, JCS, ISA) all believe it should be withheld from public release. NASA, and to a large degree State, has taken the position that it should be released – that is, allowed to go into the Sioux National Repository and to let nature take its course.”
The CIA memo writer added that “There are some complicated precedents which, in fairness, should be reviewed before a final decision.” These included “A question of whether anything photographed in the United States can be classified if the platform is unclassified. Such complex issues in the UN concerning United States policies toward imagery from space” and “the question of whether the photograph can be withheld without leaking.”
Swartz tells us that, “The answer to the last question is obvious: the photo was withheld, and this fact never leaked. It has only come to light now, after the CIA declassified the document. In a cover note to the memorandum written by the Director of Central Intelligence, William Colby, there was speculation as to whether or not the photo needed to be suppressed because the quality wasn’t all that great. He also noted that the USSR already had photos of the base from their own spy satellites, and if the photo was released, they could just say that classified USAF work is being done there.
“Colby’s questions almost seem naïve given the debates that have raged within the U.S. intelligence community for decades over the need for secrecy. Those within the intelligence community who have asked ‘What is the harm in acknowledging the obvious?’ have almost always lost the argument. As for the Skylab photo…nothing more is known of the incident other than the fact that the photograph was never released.”
UFOS AND AREA 51
So why UFOs and Area 51?
“Physicist Bob Lazar came forward in 1989,” Swartz recounts, “to reveal that he worked on back-engineered extraterrestrial spacecraft at a secret location just south of Area 51 called S-4. Despite the criticism and outrage about his story, he has never backed down on his claims and says that everything happened just as he said. It is Lazar’s story that has fueled most of the widespread beliefs that Area 51 and UFOs go hand in hand.
Swartz makes reference to paranormal author Nick Redfern, who theorizes that Russian espionage agents embedded in Las Vegas and spying on Area 51 were getting help from unwitting UFO researchers. The U.S. Government, military and intelligence community didn’t know where those Russian agents were, or who they were. As a way to try and uncover the identity of the Russian agents, a disinformation campaign using Area 51 may have been created.
Bob Lazar could well have been a patsy, a decoy to spread tales of acquired UFOs, dead aliens, and cosmic conspiracies. Lazar may have worked out of S-4, and he also may have fully believed those supposedly top secret briefing papers that told tales of ancient encounters between the human race and aliens, and genetic alterations to the human species made by advanced ETs. In that sense, Lazar was perhaps a completely unwitting figure in this espionage mind-game.
Lazar admitted to journalist George Knapp that while he was at S-4, the staff “play so many mind games there.” Lazar also admitted that certain memories from his time spent at Area 51 were suspiciously hazy. This was something which led Lazar to believe that his mind had been tampered with – possibly via chemicals, hypnosis, and MK-Ultra-type “mind-control” technologies.
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Warren has traveled the world investigating mysterious phenomena and made the cover of a science journal in 2004, for lab experiments regarding energy fields in nature related to UFOs and the enigmatic Brown Mountain Lights. In the summer of 2018, he made international news for a discovering a “time anomaly” south of Las Vegas.
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THE BRITISH ANSWER TO AREA 51
Nigel Watson is another in Beckley’s stable of writers who contributes to “Area 51: Warning! Keep Out!” As you may gather from his name, Watson hails from the UK.
“Some Ufologists in the UK suspect,” Watson writes, “that the government conducts UFO research at a number of secret locations scattered throughout the country. The most attention has been focused on RAF Rudloe Manor, Wiltshire, which has a vast underground tunnel system and chambers. These have been used for storing ammunition, aircraft construction and as operations rooms during WWII. After the war, it has been used for various functions, including being a communications and operational hub for the UK’s military communications satellite system. This link with outer space and the high security around the base no doubt cemented its link with UFOs and is the reason why it has the reputation as Britain’s equivalent to Area 51.
“Numerous Ufologists have visited the site or have even tried to get inside it to discover what alien evidence is hiding there. The fascination with this location is highlighted in a report by Daniele Mandelli, titled simply ‘RAF Rudloe Manor.’ She provides a thorough history of the place and tells how:
“On 15th May 1997, Graham Wilson (Society for Paranormal UFO Research, SPUR, Head Office), Roger Mallett (SPUR Wiltshire Office) and myself, (Daniele Mandelli (SPUR London Office) made the journey to Rudloe Manor to see the facilities for ourselves. I had already been once before, but had only driven past a few times without stopping to have a good look round. This time would be different, I’d expected trouble and I was not disappointed! We had come well prepared, with binoculars, cameras, and an ordnance survey map. I’d also studied reports on Rudloe Manor in Matthew Williams’ ‘Truth Seekers Review,’ and had spoken with him about the trip on the phone, so I was pretty confident of my knowledge on the base, what to look for and what could be expected.”
Their visit resulted in them being told to go away by the base security guards and did not amount to much. Matthew Williams’ report in “Truth Seekers Review,” “Secrecy Shakedown, Part Two,” about his visit to the site on 25 December, 1994, with Paul Damon, is far more dramatic. A white security van blocked their vehicle and the driver questioned them. When they said they were Ufologists, he said he would go to check their credentials and warned that if they tried driving off they would be taken out of circulation. When their credentials were accepted, they were told not to take any photographs and when they left they were followed by a police car for several miles. (This should strike the present reader as being nearly identical to what happens when civilians stray too far at Area 51!)
The following year, Matthew made another trip to the area, where his activities were followed by what he regarded as MI5 operatives and he was questioned by Ministry of Defense (MoD) police, who did not like him asking about the underground base. As with other such enterprises, nothing much was discovered except that the authorities were spooked by people trying to gain access to high security sites. Ufologists seem to think this confirms that they are keeping alien/UFO evidence under wraps from public gaze but it is more to do with protecting down-to-earth national military secrets and protecting them from enemies of the state.
Nick Pope, who formerly ran the UFO desk for the British government, did confess that there are facilities similar to Area 51in the UK:
“Is there a British Area 51? Yes and no. Exotic – but decidedly terrestrial – aviation technology has been designed and tested at RAE Farnborough, the BAE Systems site at Warton, and a handful of other locations. But geography is against us Brits. The comparatively small size of the UK means that there simply isn’t space to do what the Americans do. We don’t have deserted areas of hundreds of square miles where we can test fly our shiny new toys in private.”
PINE GAP: AUSTRALIA’S AREA 51
The tentacles of the US intelligence community reach into Australia, where they are firmly clutching a top secret base Down Under. Known as Pine Gap, the facility is located in the Australian Outback, and is one of a number of bases located worldwide within the United Kingdom/USA network.
According to a website called “Cosmic Conspiracies,” which bills itself as Europe’s Biggest and Most Popular UFO/Paranormal Website: “Pine Gap is very remote and seems to have a multitude of functions attached to it. It has been linked to the UFO phenomenon by a number of researchers, and appears to have been the source of the ‘beam’ that appeared on the famous STS 48 footage, causing the anomalous objects, caught on the Space Shuttle’s video camera, to veer off in a multitude of directions. This has caused some researchers to speculate that Pine Gap is home to ground-based ‘Star Wars’ weaponry, capable of a first-strike against UFOs or foreign satellites in low Earth orbit.”
The website then notes that Timothy Good, a respected author on the subject of UFOs and the attendant government cover-up, has written about Pine Gap on several occasions.
“Located twelve miles from Alice Springs in Australia’s Northern Territory,” Good writes, “Pine Gap is a highly secret communications base run by the National Security Agency. Ostensibly a ‘Joint Defence Space Research Facility,’ sponsored by both the American and Australian defence departments, Pine Gap serves principally as a downlink for geosynchronous SIGINT (signals intelligence) satellites.
“It was established by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1966,” Good continues, “and is run jointly by the CIA and the NSA. According to one American observer, ‘The Australians have accorded the Pine Gap facility remarkable hospitality. People and cargo routinely fly in and out, entering and exiting without the burden of customs or immigration checks. The place enjoys almost extra-territorial status.’”
The website posting goes on to say, “It is clear that the Americans control this massive facility on foreign soil. This would not be surprising, given the historic arrangement undertaken by the signatories of the UK-USA agreement. Australia appears to be a junior partner of a signals intelligence-gathering operation that is dominated by America and Britain. The odd thing about Pine Gap is its placement. Where the British spy base GCHQ is located on the outskirts of the English town of Cheltenham (and is currently subject to a high profile, 600 million pounds redevelopment), Pine Gap’s remoteness is almost akin to Area 51 in Nevada.
“It’s little wonder, then, that rumors abound about UFO research and development at this facility. Its low profile might very well be due to the sensitivity of American operations being carried out on Australian soil. It is well known, for instance, that GCHQ and Menwith Hill in England have a strong American presence, but this is acceptable here in Britain because of the ‘special relationship’ between our two countries, especially with respect to sharing intelligence information.
“Would the Australian public at large be so sympathetic to an overt American presence in the Northern Territories? It seems unlikely. Even so, there may be some truth to the rumors of UFOs and space weaponry at Pine Gap, the evidence for which continues to grow.”
UNDERGROUND BASE AT PINE GAP
A scientist among Australia’s elite in a key position revealed that there are at least ten top-secret American facilities in Australia with the so-called “Joint Defence Space Research Facility” at Pine Gap being the most important.
The Pine Gap base was built by American workers flown in for that purpose on a shift basis. The base became operational after two years.
“Large underground facilities are rumored to extend some twelve miles below the base,” the report continues. “Long tunnels are laid out in a pattern similar to the spokes of a wheel, and extend several miles from the center of the base. In a deep, shielded underground chamber, a secret nuclear reactor similar in size to those used to power submarines was installed to drive large AC and DC generators. Reportedly, extending some 20,000 feet below the base is a borehole containing an ultra-low frequency antenna that is apparently used for secret experiments supposedly related to Nikola Tesla’s resonance theories as well as low-frequency communications throughout the world.
“Pine Gap is a multi-billion dollar operation of great importance to the American government,” the report says.
UFO SIGHTINGS ARE A PART OF THE PICTURE
In the aftermath of the construction of the secret underground facility at Pine Gap, the number of UFO sightings in the area has increased to epic proportions. One such incident, in 1989, involved three hunters who were on an all-night shooting trip in the hills near Pine Gap.
“At around 4:30 AM,” the anonymous source narrates, “they observed a large camouflaged door open on the side of a low hill inside the security compound and a metallic, circular disc appear from the gaping black hole. The disc tipped on its edge and disappeared vertically at tremendous speed. The door then slowly shut, and everything returned to normal. The camouflage was so good that from their vantage point they were unable to observe anything unusual about the area after the door closed.”
Another incident with a camouflaged door was also recorded.
“Another camouflaged door case occurred when two members of the Northern Territory Police,” the report said, “who were taking part in a search for a missing Alice Springs child, watched as three ‘bathtub-shaped’ objects flew slowly over the base and then one by one disappeared into an oblong black hole in a hillside. This also occurred during the early hours of the morning. As the two police officers had arranged to meet other members of the search party, they left without seeing the door close.”
The report also describes other UFO sightings at the Pine Gap underground base, all of which point to a conspiracy between secret military forces and some of the many alien races who are said to be visiting the Earth and carrying out their own agenda, an agenda our governments may be helpless to do anything about.
“Though its communications functions are important,” the report says, “its research and development sections situated below the surface are considered vital to the future of the planet. Here extraterrestrials conduct their work in partial cooperation with human scientists. They live in special conditions in virtual isolation, and come and go as they please.”
UFO ATTACK ON RUSSIA’S KAPUSTIN YAR
In the 1940s and 1950s, as the flying saucer phenomenon began to make its presence felt in the skies over America, the communist enemies of the U.S. were also receiving their fair share of UFO events. The Soviets were not exempt from increasing contact with apparent aliens and were also subject to more and more reports of spacecraft entering the airspace over Russia.
PAUL STONEHILL DELIVERS SOME HARD FACTS
A British website called “The Daily Star Online” published an interview with Soviet-born UFO researcher and author Paul Stonehill in which he said, “The Soviets were shocked so many UFOs could penetrate their borders and basically just do what they wanted without any control from the Kremlin. There were many more cases of direct encounters than in the United States, and anything which was flying over the Soviet Union was very interested in secret military installations.”
In fact, according to Stonehill, throughout the Cold War and the space race Soviet forces frequently clashed with UFOs.
“The Kremlin was paranoid,” he said, “but they could not do anything about it. They tried on several occasions where orders were given out from on high to shoot down UFOs, or local commanders would take it upon themselves. However, it always ended badly for them.”
In his research, Stonehill uncovered “a culture of total secrecy over the phenomenon in the Soviet Union,” says The Daily Star Online. “Kremlin bigwigs would pass off any public reports of the phenomenon as ‘a hoax perpetrated by the Western powers.’”
A secret research program called SETKA was established in 1977 after the Petrozavodsk incident in which 48 UFOs appeared in the atmosphere across the Soviet Union. The incident climaxed with a huge glowing object appearing overhead – seemingly beaming shafts of light towards the Earth. The goal of the SETKA program was to work out what the Petrozavodsk ships and other similar UFOs were, even as higher Soviet authorities acknowledged that the craft could not be of Earth-bound origin.
While the SETKA archives were shared among the top military minds and scientists, much of what was learned remains highly classified. Forms were distributed among soldiers, sailors and airmen to enable them to file fully detailed reports of their encounters.
“It was prolific enough,” Stonehill said, “to really make you wonder how much the Soviets knew.”
AN UNDERGROUND BASE, RUSSIAN STYLE
Among the top secret Russian facilities that Stonehill alludes to in the interview is a location called Kapustin Yar, said to be the most sensitive air base in the country, even exceeding America’s Area 51 for the levels of secrecy that enshroud it. The following information is provided by a site called “Cool Interesting Stuff,” in a section entitled “ZHITKUR Underground Base, Russia’s Area 51.”
Kapustin Yar was created as the site for the development of the Soviet Union’s space program after the end of World War II. It lies over 500 miles south of Moscow and about 60 miles east of Volgograd, the former Stalingrad. It was here that captured V2 rockets and German scientists that created them were set to work with the task of getting into space before the Americans. They were also tasked with designing and testing new aircraft, missiles and other weapons systems.
In 1948, less than a year after the famed Roswell Incident, the base’s radar operators picked up an unidentified object. Simultaneously, a fighter pilot flying near the base saw a silver, cigar-shaped object. After reporting that his eyes were blinded by rays from the UFO, the pilot was ordered to engage with it. There followed a three-minute dogfight, after which a missile brought down the object. Meanwhile, the UFO fired some sort of energy weapon at the plane and both craft crashed to the ground.
William J. Birnes, author, publisher and television personality, speculates that the alien craft fired a particle beam weapon at the Soviet fighter, but a “lucky shot” with the missile disrupted the UFO’s antigravity field, causing it to fall from the sky. Soviet recovery teams hurriedly swept up the debris and transported it to the underground facility at Kapustin Yar. Birnes claimed that MiG pilots were ordered to take any measures necessary to bring down alien ships because Moscow was desperate to gain any advantage over the U.S., whom they believed were making their own leaps and strides by reverse-engineering recovered flying saucers.
THE AMERICANS GET A LITTLE WORRIED
When the American U2 spy planes managed to photograph the complex at Kapustin Yar, there were already four ballistic missile launch sites, fourteen launch pads, a highly-sophisticated radar tracking facility, three long runways and numerous unidentified areas. There were also strange, geometric patterns on the ground. Many UFO researchers believe that these designs are intended to attract UFOs and are patterned after ancient monuments and cereal glyphs.
What the reconnaissance craft could not unveil was the underground Zhitkur facility, but Russian Ufologist Anton Anfalov has provided the following description based on a guided tour he claimed to have taken.
“A quarter of a mile beneath the surface, we were led down dark, dank corridors and tunnels, with numerous chambers containing various types of extraterrestrial craft in various stages of disassembly. There were areas where autopsies of aliens would take place, and other sections where perhaps engines were being reconstructed. Finally, there are huge hangars containing not aircraft but large, cigar-shaped or cylindrical-shaped objects.”
It is said that the advances at Kapustin Yar enabled the Soviets to leap ahead of America in the space race. In 1957, they successfully placed the Sputnik satellite into orbit, followed a month later by sending a dog called Laika to be the first animal in space. In 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit the Earth. The first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, made the journey in 1963. The first man to “walk” in space was Alexei Leonov in 1965. The first rendezvous and docking in space was carried out by Russian cosmonauts as well. Apart from the Apollo moon shots, the Soviet Union was winning the space race until the space shuttle was first launched in 1981.
The new freedoms in Russian made it possible for members of the media to obtain “top secret” footage of supposed UFOs at Kapustin Yar. On June 3, 1960, two alien craft allegedly crashed at Kapustin Yar, creating an expanding fireball that caused explosions in the area for more than an hour. People are seen running from the flames, smoke pouring off of their clothing. One man drops to the ground and doesn’t move. One of the UFOs was said to have destroyed three rockets on their launch pads, while the other took out a fuel depot. After the fires had been extinguished, the remains of the craft were sent to Zhitkur.
But it remains impossible, based on the footage, to prove the two UFOs caused the conflagration, since all the film shows is a big fire. But the story endures, and Stanton Friedman has said that he heard those same rumors about UFOs destroying Soviet rockets in an act of retaliation.
THE STATUS QUO OF UFO SECRECY CONTINUES
The research is still ongoing at Kapustin Yar, with UFO wreckage being brought to Zhitkur quite regularly, such as a craft said to have crashed in Poland in 1997.
The Soviet Union obviously had a great deal of interest in the subject and seemed prepared to respond with extreme hostility to unidentified craft in their airspace. Was Moscow’s leap into space guided by reverse-engineering alien craft? The evidence would suggest not. Soviet rockets were powered pretty much the same way as the American ones – and that wouldn’t be by antigravity engines from a crashed saucer.
Still, one is forced to wonder what secrets might exist in all these underground facilities, not just in Russia, but all over the world. One must also marvel at the proliferation of facilities like Area 51 in other countries besides the U.S. The creation of these numerous installations as a response to the UFO presence is similar across the board and around the world. Will these hidden monuments to UFOs and government secrecy someday yield up the truth we believers are still seeking?
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a time when we need a real life “superhero” the most, we may have found one in
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of parallel worlds that seemingly stretch back into infinity. Our hero has also
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the years, Timothy Green Beckley, founder and CEO of the publishing house
Global Communications, has assembled a crack team of writers. One of the more
recent additions to Beckley’s stable is paranormal experiencer and researcher
Hercules Invictus, described above. True to his adopted name, Hercules is a
follower of the ancient Greek gods of Olympus, who he believes are present here
in the current age, concealing themselves behind masks more suited to our
Hercules is a major contributor to a new book from Global Communications called “Ashtar’s The Space Brothers Speak: Transmissions From The Solar Council,” in which benevolent aliens explain their love for their “Chosen Ones” from among humanity and their promise to remove their own before the calamities of the apocalypse wipe out mankind completely. People seeking hope and deliverance from the Space Brothers should consider the book a “must-read.”
For Hercules, belief in
and contact with the gods began in his childhood.
he says, “I am Greek and have recently begun the sixth decade of my current
sojourn on Gaia. I was born into a culture that believed in the paranormal and
I have had paranormal experiences since a very early age. The earliest
paranormal memories that I can recall were from my crib. Aside from the
continued presence of my physical family, I remember perceiving spirits, both
human and nonhuman.”
recalls three specific childhood experiences, portions of which he says were
temporarily traumatic at the time.
first was when I initially encountered my Bear Totem,” he said. “He is a fierce
Spirit Animal that has protected me and guided me throughout much of my life,
especially the first half. But when he first appeared in the waking world, I
was terrified and cried out in terror. He quickly faded into the Dream Realm,
where we slowly became friends.
second was when the Shadow People,” Hercules continued, “who have interacted
with my father’s side of the family for generations and were very much a part
of my early childhood, invited me to return with them to their world. I would
have gone with them willingly, as they were my friends and playmates.
Fortunately, a powerful Olympian presence intervened and informed me that, had
I gone with them, I would have died in this world and would have been stuck in
third experience happened while on a trip to the beach.
fell face down into the water,” he said, “and was immediately transported into
a strange undersea world full of frightening and fanciful creatures that I much
later learned about in my mythic and folkloric studies. I felt like I belonged
there and the sudden transition back to this world caused the trauma. My
vocabulary was very limited at that time and years passed before I could share
childhood experiences were the beginning of a lifetime of devotion to the
paranormal as filtered through a heartfelt belief in the gods of Olympus.
WITH THE GODS
“The gods of Olympus,”
Hercules affirmed, “are my ancestral deities and my affinity with them has been
a constant throughout my life. Olympus provides me with a meaningful context
for my life experiences and a transcendental purpose that resonates powerfully,
thrills me and excites me.”
Olympians have always been active in our world, he says, and are still
interacting with us today.
can be contacted in a variety of ways and will sometimes initiate contact in
the physical world,” he explained. “I myself have met several Olympians in the
flesh and have spoken to them through their chosen vehicles or oracles. They
also communicate through divination, visions, dreams, synchronicities and symbolism.”
of which, Hercules cautions, means that he worships the gods of Olympus.
some moderns worship the Olympians,” he said, “I personally do not. I honor
them and endeavor to demonstrate that they are real and care about humanity
through my actions in their name. The Olympians have never requested worship
from me, nor do I encourage it for others.”
there is no one true path or one true practice that leads to Olympian
attunement or enlightenment. Hercules instead believes in something he calls
“Olympian Pluralism,” meaning there are many routes to the ultimate truth.
differ from place to place and from time to time,” he added. “The Ancients,
enlightened as they were in many ways, embraced many practices, like animal
sacrifice, and institutions, like slavery, that we currently find extremely
PRIMAL VISION THAT GAVE HERCULES HIS NAME
As he was
growing up, Hercules’ parents would half-jokingly say that he belonged to
Olympus and would return there after he died. His dedication to all things
Olympian was cemented by a visionary experience in his childhood.
I was very young,” he recounted, “a vision was implanted in my mind. I dubbed
it my ‘Primal Vision,’ and can experience it instantly and vividly whenever I
close my eyes. I have shared it openly throughout my life.
glimpse the top of a mountain, shrouded in mist,” he begins. “Hovering on high,
I can discern the ruins of an ancient acropolis in the timeless twilight. I
wait alone, formless in the silence. In time, a lone figure, powerfully built
and clad in the skin of a lion, makes his way towards the abandoned temple of
‘The Highest.’ His hair and beard are still mostly brown, though streaked with
white and gray.
his right hand, he wields a knobby club studded with bronze. My consciousness
enters this figure and henceforth I see through his eyes. I know that I am now
Hercules, son of Zeus and progenitor of my line.
“Entering the fallen structure, I move through it unerringly until I reach a rectangular stone table, a long-neglected altar to the Olympians. Upon the altar is an antique horn, ‘from a heavenly bull,’ I tell myself. I then realize that I have been here many times before and I know exactly what I must do. The horn is of monstrous size and etched with arcane glyphs. Some of the etchings are inlaid with silver. I put down the club, cautiously lift the artifact to my lips, then blow into the smaller end with all my strength.
“The bellowing call echoes through the firmaments. With the Horn of Summoning still in hand, I exit the temple and peer purposely into the murky skies, near where I myself once hovered. I can detect faint presences, spirits that have answered my summons who will help me in carrying out my Olympian Mission. Some take of form, while others remain formless. But this I know: all who have responded will assist me in some unique and important way.”
And with that realization, the vision begins to fade. Hercules is blessed with a brief glimpse of the ruins restored to their former glory. The sky is blue and clear, and there are mythic beings engaged in joyous activity, Hercules himself among them.
“I realize that this is Mount Olympus,” he said, “my eternal point of origin and return, my Heaven and my soul’s true home. As to my name, there is a term Greek, ‘En Onomati Theou, which roughly means ‘In the Name of God.’ I dedicate myself completely to this particular Olympian, in all his guises, and I identify him as my Operant Archetype, Divine Pattern and Highest Self. Every action I undertake is thus a prayer and offering in his name.”
Hercules further explained that his given name does not translate directly into English, but means something like “Dedicated to the Queen of Heaven.” That queen’s name in ancient times was Hera, and Hercules literally means “Dedicated to Hera” or “the Glory of Hera.”
“Though I have been called by many names throughout my life,” he said, “Hercules was always my default name and is now my legal name. I grew up during the Sword and Sandal era and loved the Hercules movies and cartoon. I’ve dressed up as the cinematic Hercules throughout my life and continue to do so, even now. I could never imagine, nor have I ever wanted, to be anything other than Hercules.”
THE OLYMPIANS STILL SPEAK TO US
The Olympians still speak to us, as they always have.
“It has been my experience that the Olympians, who have assumed many guises in many cultures,” Hercules said, “will communicate with you through the masks that you’re most comfortable with. For many years, I played hide and seek with the gods as I explored the spirituality of different cultures through study and immersion. I would eventually find the same familiar faces behind the diverse cultural disguises.
“I believe that the Olympians spoke to the early contactees,” he went on, “and speak with folks still as the denizens of other planets in our solar system and beyond it. And they are telling the truth. Astro-Mythology has been a viable vehicle of communication since the days of Babylon.”
Hercules made reference to a book published by Timothy Green Beckley called “Space Gods Speak,” which is a curious and underappreciated work that is nevertheless greatly valued by those who recognize what it is and can figure out how to use it.
The late female contactee “Tuella” was an important part of “Space Gods Speak.” She established the Ashtar Command, a group of devotees dedicated to understanding the cosmic message delivered by the Space Brothers and to preparing for the eventual apocalyptic transition to a new and better world – the same paradise that Hercules called Mount Olympus when he saw it in his vision.
“I never knew Tuella personally,” Hercules said, “but I had a close friend who was part of Tuella’s Ashtar Command group for many years and frequently interacted with her. As Tuella was falsely rumored to have channeled ‘Space Gods Speak,’ and later Tim Beckley identified the tome as ‘An Ashtar Command Book,’ I wished to learn more. So I reached out, but Tuella had passed and my friend’s spiritual journey had long since take her elsewhere. Though I’ve interacted with more than a handful of Ashtar Command groups since the 1990s, nothing ever clicked.
“I have been a huge fan of Tim Beckley and his band of paranormal researchers for a big chunk of my life. I crossed paths with Tim back in the days when John Keel was hosting the Fortean Society in New York City. I reconnected with Tim when he was making low-budget horror movies. I sporadically stayed in touch during the intervening years. I am greatly honored to be in his company as a fellow adventurer and chronicler. This is a dream come true for me, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share the details of my journey.”
WHAT IT ALL MEANS
According to Hercules, it can be summed up this way:
“My current understanding is that the Olympians have guided many cultures and are known by many names. They care for their people, shape their destinies, and guide their evolution. Some of us are Vehicles or Vessels – embodied reflections of Olympus’ Light, the Dream Selves of the Gods or their projections into this world.
“We have chosen to drink from the Waters of Forgetfulness, and enter the Dream of Mortality in order to assist in the Great Awakening on Gaia. Our purpose is to transcend and unravel the conditioning of our culture and awaken to our true Olympian nature, assuming our rightful place as co-creators of Elysium. Awake or asleep, we serve the purposes of Olympus.
“I am personally tasked with locating and liberating incarnate Olympians ensnared by the Dream of Mortality and reminding them of their Olympian mission. Mindful that archetypal Olympian patterns have been programmed into the human psyche, I believe in assisting all people on Gaia with actualizing their maximal potential. My efforts, whether couched in the language of myth or not, support all of humanity’s efforts to transcend this world and venture forth into the great beyond, be those efforts metaphysical, mechanical or even imaginal.
“All of my Labors in this lifetime celebrate the Hero’s Journey in myth, legend, spirituality, popular culture and in daily life. I firmly believe that the human spirit is essentially heroic and is always seeking ways to express its innate nobility and greatness. And that a life, fully lived, dedicated to actualizing the Highest we can conceive, is the noblest expression of human existence.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: Hercules Invictus is a Lemnian Greek, a proud descendant of Argonauts and Amazons. He is openly Olympian in his spirituality and worldview, dedicated to living the Mythic Life and has been exploring the fringes of our reality throughout his entire earthly sojourn. For over four decades he has been sharing his Olympian Odyssey with others.
Having relocated the heart of his Temenos to Northeastern New Jersey and the Greater New York Metropolitan Area, he is now establishing his unique niche locally and contributing to his community’s overall quality of life. Hercules is also recruiting Argonauts to help him usher in a new Age of Heroes.
Hercules currently hosts The Elysium Project, Pride of Olympus and Voice of Olympus e-radio shows on the Spiritual Unity Radio Network. He writes for The Magic Happens, Paranormal Magazine and Paranoia Magazine, has published two e-books on Kindle, Olympian Ice and The Antediluvial Scrolls, and has been contributing regularly to Timothy Beckley’s anthologies.
Hercules founded or co-founded Mount Olympus LLP, Olympian Heroic Path, Olympian Shamanic Path, Cosmic Olympianism, Mythic Atlantis, Living Theurgy, the Order of the Golden Fleece, the Regional Folklore Society of Northeastern PA and the Center for the Study of Living Myth in New Jersey. He also spearheaded many of the real-world Age of Heroes initiatives and the fictive Mythic Adventure tales.
Do heaven and hell actually exist as physical
locations? Can one step outside of the boundaries of religious and cultural
conditioning that for millennia have told us that the two places exist outside
the physical realm as places to be found only in spiritual dimensions that are
unreachable by the living?
Timothy Green Beckley and his stable of venerable writers and researchers
invite you to consider the possibility that the territories we think of as the
afterlife – the dichotomies of heaven and hell – are in fact physical places
concealed throughout eternity in the bowels of the Earth.
Beckley’s introduction pulls no punches when he
writes: “Frankly, the text books – the truth according to our ‘experts’ – are
all wrong! If you think life exists only on the surface of the planet, you have
been listening to the ‘party line’ way too long, for there are those who see
the Earth as being multilayered, and that what goes on ‘above’ definitely goes
on ‘below’ – and maybe more so to the extreme.”
NOTION OF HELL BENEATH US
“One case for an Inner Earth hell,” Beckley
continues, “is found in the wickedly profound tales of one Richard S. Shaver,
who claimed he knew about a race of underground beings he called the Dero. For eons,
the Dero had been polluting humankind’s minds with murderous thoughts and were
responsible for plagues, ‘natural’ disasters, wars and all manner of evil
deeds. They inflicted these woes upon humankind through the use of ancient
laser-like ‘stem rays’ shot forth from their cavernous dwellings, hidden out of
sight below the very bottoms of our feet.”
According to Beckley, Shaver said there was a real
hell and it was located not in some mythical place but down below, right
beneath us, toward the center of the earth. Like it or not, fundamentalist
“scholars” tell us quite clearly that hell is for real and located inside the
earth, making reference to Ephesians 4:9, which says of Jesus: “Now in saying
that He ascended, what does it mean but that He also descended into the LOWER
PARTS OF THE EARTH?” The reports of some who have experienced a Near Death
Experience say they were thrown into the fiery lakes of hell and that “this
place seems to be UNDERGROUND or WITHIN THE EARTH in some way.”
Shaver’s belief in
a literal, physical hell was the result of demonic voices in his head.
“From as far
back as I can remember,” Shaver writes, “there were the voices. They weren’t
there all the time, but they were there enough that they played an important
role in my early childhood development. At first I thought that everyone heard
the voices. I thought there was nothing strange about being awakened at night
with the hideous screams of someone being torn limb from limb ringing in your
ears. I thought it was normal to hear the maniacal laughing of an invisible
someone who thought it was a fine joke to see an innocent soul run down by a
speeding train. I thought everyone knew that the voices were with us all of the
time, watching, waiting, and scheming for our bloody deaths. But I was wrong.
It seemed that I was the only one who heard the voices. I learned quickly not
to talk about them, lest I be thought a maniac.”
gradually faded from his life and became only a distant childhood memory. They
returned, however, when he was an adult working at an auto plant in Detroit. He
began to hear them through the noise of the machinery, conversing among
themselves about gleefully tearing the skin off a woman as she screamed for
mercy or causing cars and planes to crash.
He concluded he
must be quite insane, quit his job, began to live a hobo life and took to
alcohol to try to block the voices out. He found himself confined to a prison
or mental hospital – he seems unclear on which – and came to believe the voices
came from people living in caves beneath the institution where he was
incarcerated, tormenting him and the other prisoners with strange technologies
he compared to some kind of x-rays.
“My problems, I realized, did not stem from some kind of mental impairment. I
wasn’t crazy in the traditional sense, even though at times I felt like I was
being driven mad by the hateful rays that were being beamed at me by the people
below. No, I was sane in an insane world.
“I have often
wondered,” he continues, “how many people who have been institutionalized
because they were diagnosed as crazy were in fact victims, such as myself, of
the damnable rays. Did they themselves think that they were insane because of
the voices they heard in their heads and voluntarily committed themselves? Even
today I still wonder if most forms of mental illness are not actually insidious
attacks from the world below.”
perhaps as a method of coping with the voices, Shaver began to develop a myth
or a narrative to explain them. He writes about the coming of the “Titans,” a
humanoid race that migrated from their home planet and settled on Earth long
before mankind was created. The Titans created the first civilization on the
Earth, a social and scientific utopia that has never been equaled since.
But there came a
time when the sun began to flare in dangerous ways and Earth was flooded with
world-destroying radiation. The Titans had no choice but to flee, but some of
them stubbornly refused to abandon their homes and instead moved underground or
beneath the seas. They took their great machines and scientific knowledge with
them, in hopes of someday finding a solution to the solar radiation and returning
to live on the Earth’s surface.
But even deep
within the Earth, the solar radiation continued to affect them. They tried
moving deeper into the planet, but to no avail.
“Those who did
not die immediately,” Shaver writes, “suffered genetic damage that was
passed down from generation to generation. Eventually, this once mighty race
was reduced to mutated horrors, retarded in intelligence and social structure.
Worse still, these monstrosities still had access to the self-repairing
machines of their ancestors. But instead of using them for their intended
purposes, they used them to satisfy their sick, twisted desires. These are the
demons of ancient myth and folklore.”
They are the masters of a very REAL
IS THE CENTER OF THE EARTH TEEMING WITH LIFE?
Of course, stories about various locales inside
the Earth are nothing new. Unlike Shaver’s tales of the demonic Dero who
inhabit a cavern world, the inhabitants of the actual Hollow Earth, located at
the planet’s core, are also said to be peaceful in countenance, but wish to
keep their existence a secret for fear that the surface “warmongers” will want
A few years ago, when Beckley reprinted the long out-of-print edition and expanded upon the original version of “The Smoky God And Other Inner Earth Mysteries,” he knew going in that there isn’t anything new under the sun – even the central sun said to light the interior of our planet!
The story of the Smoky God is dramatic and tells
of a fantastic journey by father and son to a place inhabited by gentle giants.
In contrast to the rather admittedly demented Richard Shaver, who made no
effort to conceal his hearing voices inside his head, voices that drove him
nearly insane (he is said to have been locked in an insane asylum for several
years), most of the tales of a Hollow Earth are rather benign. As a further
example, one need only examine the works of Tibetan mystic T. Lobsang Rampa,
who called the paradise located in the Inner Earth “Agharta.” Beckley’s Global
Communications publishing house has republished many of Rampa’s books in
excellent new editions.
THE DARKNESS OF
THE HUMAN ELEMENT
But the story of the Inner Earth does not always involve
supernatural entities like demons or highly-evolved, benevolent, heavenly
personages. There is also plenty of everyday human evil thrown into the mix.
Take the story of Admiral Byrd, for instance, about whom many questions remain.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd is thought of as an iconic American
hero. But what was he concealing from the public, and why did he swear to
secrecy a handpicked group from among the crews that accompanied him on his
In 1938, the Nazis asked Byrd to join their expedition to
the North Pole, which the admiral quite naturally declined. The Nazis went
there without him, seeking to make contact with a hidden race of supermen by
finding a doorway into the Hollow Earth that was believed to exist in the icy
northern wastelands. Did the Nazis succeed in making that contact? Did they get
alien assistance in building their own disc-shaped aircraft?
Ace Fortean advocate
Tim Cridland presents not only photographic proof of the existence of
massive holes at the North and South Poles, which are usually covered with a
thick cloud layer, thus disguising the entrances there, butalso
explores the close connection between a member of the Byrd family and the
assassination of a beloved president.
The admiral’s cousin, David Harold Byrd, was an oil-rich
financier from Texas who funded some of Admiral Byrd’s earlier polar
expeditions. By virtue of his wealth, Harold Byrd was part of the inner circle
of the rich and powerful in Texas, which included Lyndon Johnson and John
Connelly. Did the secret cabal somehow have a hand in the assassination of John
F. Kennedy? Was the conspiracy of murder birthed in a Houston hotel room?
In any case, to many in the UFO and conspiracy theory
communities, Admiral Richard E. Byrd is not merely some benign fatherly figure
smiling at us from the pages of 20th century history. While Byrd is commonly thought of as a national hero and a courageous
explorer of the forbidding wastelands of the Polar Regions, those who look a
little deeper soon discover a disturbing darkness and subterfuge that entangles
the American icon in many a wicked web.
MICAH HANKS ON THE
From the darkness surrounding Byrd, his cousin and the JFK
assassination, we move along to what may be even darker terrain, as described
by author and podcaster Micah Hanks.
“It’s one of the most famous conspiracies,” Hanks writes,
“associated with the end of the Second World War: that a group of Nazis escaped
to Antarctica, where they had a secret base established to aid in the
furtherance of their top secret flying saucer development program. Such tales
have been the stuff of legends for decades now, and the persistence of rumors
like these offer an alternative to popular theories about alien visitors that
remain a hallmark of modern UFO lore.”
Hanks refers to a 2006 discovery by Ohio State University scientists who claim to have located some kind of “gravitational anomaly” located below Wilkes Land, Antarctica. It was later speculated in the tabloid press that the anomaly could be the long-sought “secret Nazi UFO base” in question.
There is some legitimacy to this idea, according to Hanks,
stemming from the fact that the Nazis did mount an expedition to the South Pole
in 1938-39, though there is no proof they attempted to establish a more
permanent stronghold there. Ironically, according to Hanks, the idea of Nazi
UFOs in Antarctica has less to do with anything the Nazis actually did than
with what Admiral Byrd himself said about it.
Hanks quotes from a 1947 interview with Byrd, published in a
Chilean newspaper, thusly: “The admiral stated that he didn’t want to frighten
anyone unduly but that it was a bitter reality that, in case of a new war, the
continental United States would be attacked by flying objects which could fly
from pole to pole at incredible speeds.”
“As one can see,” Hanks continues, “such wording easily
lends itself to the idea of a connection between the Nazi UFO mythos and
something going on at the South Pole.”
HOLLOW EARTH AS CLASSIC LITERATURE
Jules Verne’s 1864 novel, “Journey To The Center Of The Earth,” is often credited with being the first book to deal with the concept that the Earth could possibly be hollow. But, in actuality, Verne’s classic tome was written about a hundred years after the release of a book that purports to be a real account of the author’s exploits in the underworld.
As far as is known, Niels Klim’s “Underground Travels,” originally published in Danish as “Nicolai Klimii Iter Subterraneum” (1741), is a purportedly real journey as described by the author, Ludvig Holberg. It is being published here in English by Global Communications without tampering or unneeded editing. The complete title in English is: “NIELS KLIM’S JOURNEY UNDER THE GROUND, BEING A NARRATIVE OF HIS WONDERFUL DESCENT TO THE SUBTERRANEAN LANDS, TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE SENSIBLE ANIMALS AND TREES.“
Ludvig Holberg is the most eminent writer among the Danes in
the 18th century. University-educated and well-traveled, he wrote
treatises on law as well as histories, satires and comedies.
“There are many persons of both sexes in my country who
believe in fairies and supernatural beings and who are ready to swear that that
they have been conveyed by spirits to hills and mountain caves,” writes
The work starts with a foreword that assures
the reader that everything in the story is a real account of the title
character’s exploits in the Underworld. The story begins in the Norwegian
harbor town of Bergen in 1664, after Klim returns from Copenhagen, where he has studied philosophy and theology at the University of
Copenhagen and graduated magna cum laude. His curiosity drives him to investigate a strange cave in
a mountainside above the town, which sends out regular gusts of warm air. He
ends up falling down the hole, and after a while he finds himself floating in
Klim, the hero of the tale, is said to be transported to the
world underground, where he meets with some “surprising” adventures. Many
strange creatures inhabit this new world. Trees are introduced that have the
power of speech and musical instruments discuss questions of philosophy and
This introduction is followed by a short section called
“Apologetic Preface,” in which descendants of Klim the Great add a prefix to
the new edition where they swear to the authenticity of the story and seek to
amend the bad reputation with which the publisher has unfairly been burdened by
readers who believe the book is all fantasy.
Whether or not one lends total belief to the story told by
Holberg and Klim, it is in any case a fascinating tale of adventure, redemption
and coming to know one’s true self in a world previously unknown to mortal man.
“Our Hollow Earth” also includes a chapter by Hercules
Invictus, a frequent contributor among Beckley’s writers. Hercules writes about
the physical heaven and hell as described in Greek mythology. The Rivers of the
Underworld, also an element of Greek mythology, are neatly summarized by Deanna
Jaxine Stinson. Deanna’s husband, Paul Dale Roberts, recounts the story of a
cave in Guatemala reputed to be an entrance to a Hollow World where the UFO
occupants are said to reside. Scott Corrales covers similar territory in the
wider exploration of Latin American entrances to the Underworld.
Beliefs in and about the Hollow Earth span the centuries and cut across all cultural and metaphysical lines. If you’re new to the subject, “Our Hollow Earth: An Inner World Paradise, Or A Gateway to Hell?” will provide the introductory overview that will start your education along the right path. If you’re a longtime student of the strange, you owe it to yourself to read the contributions from writers of the present time along with the resurrection of Ludvig Holberg’s breezily fascinating 18th century adventure story, which you likely are unaware of.
Just what IS down there? Is there an unseen enemy beneath
our feet, threatening to conquer us with mind-blowing wicked technology when
they feel the time is right? Or is there some gentle race of Inner Earth
inhabitants who guard their secret paradise from us savages here on the
The complete duality of the Hollow Earth mystery inevitably gives one pause, does it not?
In his introductory chapter, Beckley lays out the book’s theme:
of us think of ghosts as frightening entities,” he begins, “but I’m really not
sure why. I mean, the majority of ghostly entities and spirits are like
will-o-the-wisps. They may drift out of the cobwebs of your attic or a damp
cellar corner, but, for the most part, they don’t really do anything dramatic
or harmful – except perhaps throw a chair in the air, or shake a bed till it
rocks, or step heavily on the floorboards in your house alerting you to their
presence. Now I’ve seen doors open and close by themselves, lights go on and
off and dishes drop to the floor without breaking. But after watching hours
upon hours of your favorite ghost hunters’ show, I really can’t get as excited
as I was at age four when I thought I saw a full body apparition in my room
surrounded by a brilliant aura.
the movies portray ghosts and the esoteric in general in a more aggressive light,”
Beckley continues. “You have ‘Ghostbusters’ with its slime and ‘The Exorcist’s’
star Linda Blair spitting pea soup and defaming her mother with a reference to
oral sex and what she can do while in hell. Nothing like a good nail biting
horror story like ‘Pet Semetary’ to prompt us to hide under the covers and
leave on the night light next to the
bed. It doesn’t matter in these instances if we are five or fifty, a good scare
is a good scare!”
But what about fearsome ghosts away from the
fictionalized world of horror movies?
“Good scares in real life,” Beckley writes, “as far
as ghosts go, are pretty much a rarity, except for those occasional cases which
are guaranteed to make you wet your pants and scare the bejesus out of you. For
purposes of this work we naturally decided not to include your average, mundane
ghost story. What we are concerned with at the moment are incidents which can
be categorized as the most diabolic of poltergeist experiences, as well as
skirmishes with the most gruesome and alarming phantoms you are ever likely to
The article is headlined “The Ghost of a Serial Killer Lurks Within this Farmhouse.” The author identifies himself as a ghost hunter who normally takes his cue from other paranormal investigators. But this case seemed to fall right into his lap. As he drove along to another location he had been told was haunted, his “spidey senses” alerted him to a rundown farmhouse somewhere in California.
“When I stopped in front of the
property,” the unnamed writer writes, “I could almost hear screams and growls
in my head. Strangely enough, there were no signs blocking the entrance to the
property, so I grabbed my equipment and went in. I found it odd that the
majority of the trees and plants surrounding the old house were either dead or
The house itself was decaying
from the inside out. There were boards nailed across the door, which the ghost
hunter said were flimsy and easy to tear down.
“The door opened on its own,” he writes.
“Creepy enough. But I had to remember that the dangers were more than
structural. The familiar pricking up of my hairs and the chills hit me fast.”
When he walked into the kitchen
what he saw made him freeze in his tracks.
“A woman was slumped on the floor under the
sink,” he recounts, “with a large knife in her chest and trickling blood. I was
able to see through her and I realized I was in the middle of a residual
haunting, but then she looked up. The pain in her face was horrible, but she
managed to raise her hand and point upwards. Then she screamed. I looked up,
but no one was there, so I turned back as I trembled in fear to see the woman
“Still screaming,” he continues, “she pointed up again. Her head began to twitch and shake uncontrollably with her mouth wide open. I knew that I had to investigate, even though I was nearly peeing in my pants, so I went out and ran up the stairs.”
He arrived at the upstairs
bedroom at the front of the crumbling house.
“Again, the door opened on its own, making my
flesh crawl. Then I saw a small boy lying in a pool of his own blood. I
couldn’t help the tears falling down my face, but I was distracted by a nasty
growl close to my right ear. Angry now, I turned around and yelled, ‘Who are
you?’ but I didn’t get a response. Then the boy sat up and yelled in his tiny
voice, ‘Help us!’”
In another bedroom, the door
opened violently this time, smashing against the wall while the handle rattled.
A teenage girl was flung across the old bed, with slashes all over her body.
“A river of blood ran under the bed. Then I
heard menacing laughter in the distance, which fueled my anger. The girl slowly
sat up and pointed to the left. Her pretty face was littered with gashes and
bruises. I was weeping angry tears for this ghostly family, who had obviously
been viciously attacked by a sadistic killer. I could still hear the screams
from the mother and the little boy, along with the gurgling from the girl on
the bed. It was clear that she had her throat slashed but she was trying to
speak as she pointed to the back of the house. The gurgling, crying and
screaming went on as I crept down the landing to the room at the back,
shivering in fear.”
The writer expected to face the
killer responsible, but instead saw a grown man in a chair with an axe deep in
his head. There was a pool of blood under the chair. It was the father, who
also couldn’t speak but slowly lifted his hand and began to point.
“A chill swept through my soul as I realized
that his finger was pointing directly at me. Was I the killer? As I thought
that, the father pointed more emphatically and the screams and noises from his family
increased. While I stood there dumbstruck, wondering what he meant, I felt a
blast of evil hit my back, freezing my body. Then a putrid stench wafted over
me and the father continued to point anxiously – to the space behind me.”
The ghost hunter turned around,
coming face to face with the most evil entity he had ever encountered.
“Now I was only centimeters away from a
murderous monster who had slaughtered an innocent family in cold blood. He
looked like a big gorilla of a man who had escaped an insane asylum, with huge
black eyes and an awful sneer.”
The writer remembered a
mini-Bible on his keychain, a gift from his late mother. He shoved the tiny
Bible in the killer’s ghostly face and yelled, “Leave them alone! Go to hell,
where you belong!” The monster screamed like a demon splashed with holy water,
“I turned around, and the father was gone.
When I raced through the house, I saw that the whole family was gone. The house
was now empty but free from evil.”
AT THE CEMETERY
You can usually count on psychic and counselor Maria D’Andrea to provide upbeat, positive insight on a variety of occult matters. But even Maria has had her life touched by an evil ghostly presence or two, as the following story from her contribution to “Knife-Wielding Demons and Murderous Ghosts” demonstrates. What starts as an etheric sword fight between ghostly combatants crosses over into physical reality – with terrifying results.
This is how Maria tells the
story: “One cold and dreary night, I was doing some spiritual blessings at a
cemetery at the request of a client to help his recently passed away relative
through the transition from one reality to the next. As I walked through the grounds looking for
the gravestone, I thought I heard a strange sound. As I tried to listen more, I
realized it sounded like arguing, but in a language I didn’t know. I ignored
it, thinking it had nothing to do with me, and kept walking in search of the
“I found the spot I was looking for,
did the blessing and started back to my car.
“Soon, it sounded like the
arguing was closer, then it sounded far away, then again closer, like they were
moving around everywhere in the cemetery. I was still thinking it didn’t
concern me. But I became curious as to what was going on, so I started to walk
toward the sounds. Yes, I knew it wasn’t my smartest move.
“As I headed in the direction of the sounds, I
heard what sounded like metal hitting metal. I rounded a bend and there were
two etheric soldiers fighting. There were swords clashing and making a terrible
clanking sound. One was a confederate soldier and the other a union soldier.
Apparently they didn’t know the War Between the States was over.
“They seemed out of control,
vengeful as though they were in a whirlwind and couldn’t stop. I heard a few
words, although not the whole sentence, and I wasn’t paying attention to their
meaning. They said the following words: ambush, conscript and a few more, but
those are the ones I remember. After all, I was more focused on the deadly
“They were both covered in blood;
some blood looked dark, with an eerie glow, while some looked like the blood
was dripping off various body parts. It looked gruesome. As I stood there transfixed, at a distance,
all of a sudden they both turned their heads and looked at me. First I thought
they were looking at something else. Why would they notice and see me?
“They both started running toward
me waving their swords. Initially I thought that, since they were spirit and
non-physical, that they wouldn’t harm me. I was wrong.
“As they ran toward me, one of
them threw his sword toward me, and I heard it as it splintered part of the
tree near me. So it could harm me physically. It didn’t occur to me previously
that anyone would throw a sword.
“I turned and ran toward my car.
I know when to retreat. I kept thinking as I headed toward the parking lot, “I
hope they don’t realize they’re spirit because they would be able to gain
quicker ground not being limited by physical laws.” I didn’t even look back,
since I still heard them yelling and they sounded like they were getting
“I heard the second sword hit a
stone near me, but by then I was at my car. It seems they were attached to the
cemetery because they didn’t follow when I got to the parking lot.
“Some days it doesn’t pay to be
curious. Hopefully nobody else will see them, because, if you don’t see them,
they might not be aware of you either.”
DEPRESSING MONSTROUS PRESENCE
Another contribution to the new book comes from researcher and author Adele Casales Rosa, whose book “Portal: A Lifetime of Paranormal Experiences” details numerous encounters with the unknown, her own as well as those of others. In a chapter called “The Horror of Baguio,” Rosa recounts the story of a young Filipino husband and father named Ernest who is crippled with depression because of a monstrous presence not everyone around him could perceive.
“The creature’s continued
presence almost every twilight,” Rosa writes, “consumed Ernest’s waking hours.
His apprehensions of being ‘taken’ by the creature, body and soul, started to
show in his poetry. His poems, which were an outlet for his internal turmoil,
turned even darker, drearier and more foreboding. His siblings, who read his
opus, became concerned and from concern, became alarmed when he wrote one poem
which began as ‘The bird that flies is false.’ Themes of death became
The creature tormenting the young
poet was described like this: “Embracing the window, with a wingspan of more
than 6 feet from tip to tip, was a bat taller than a man. Its leathery wings
ended in a talon-like grasp at the edges of the window. Its yellow eyes were
like a cow’s, the semblance of horns protruded from its black head and it had a
goatee at the end of its pointed chin. The face of a goat with the eyes of a
cow – and a leathery body framed by the wings of a bat.”
It is an eerie thing to
contemplate, that such a creature would repeatedly appear and yet never leave any
physical traces behind, such as animal tracks or bat droppings. In spite of its
physical nature, its effect on the young percipient was decidedly psychological
and emotional, as was its impact on his family. To learn the story’s tragic
end, read “Knife-Wielding Demons and Murderous Ghosts,” and prepare yourself
for a tale as sorrowful as it is strange.
CULTS THAT KILL
Scott Corrales, a most prolific writer and translator of Hispanic UFO and paranormal articles and books, has become a frequent contributor to Global Communications books. For this particular volume, Scott provides a survey of cult-related murders and satanic secret societies. The following is excerpted from his chapter in “Knife-Wielding Demons and Murderous Ghosts.”
“It came as a surprise to readers of Chile’s ‘La Tercera’ newspaper that the nation’s Chamber of Deputies (similar to the U.S. House of Representatives) had held hearings in relation to the existence of eighty active satanic groups in their country – 40 of them classified as ‘dangerous clandestine groups.’ The cults are allegedly involved in such ghastly acts as consuming human flesh, necrophilia and self-mutilation.
“According to sociologist and cult researcher
Humberto Lagos, satanic groups were proliferating throughout Chile since the
year 2000. The groups are never large – size not being a consideration, rather,
the amount of damage they can cause being the major factor – and are formed by
young males (30 and younger) who cut off one of their fingers as a sign of belonging
to the cult. Lagos, the government’s main consultant on the matter, added that
lonely, elevated areas such as La Piramide are frequented by these cultists for
their weekly rituals. A cross-section of the cult members would reveal
disaffected youth who blame society for their ills and – in a Catholic country
– rebel against one of the most visible societal symbols.
“Police officers report that these places are
often marked by a hexagon with the number ‘666’ and fenced with inverted
crosses. The cultists drink alcohol and take drugs prior to engaging in sexual
rituals. However, the Vitacura sheriff’s department, which is in charge of the
La Piramide sector, has not recorded any reports from local residents regarding
strange rituals or situations in the area.
“It is believed that three hundred such groups exist throughout Chile, acting in small cells, much like terrorist outfits. Many of them are not satanic, but rather practitioners of Santería or other Afro-Caribbean religions, which have gained considerable followings in South America.
“The Chamber of Deputies’ committee on cults was empaneled as a result of charges of white slavery leveled against the ‘Center for Tibetan Studies’ in the city of Viña del Mar. The new anti-cult legislation would follow the European model, which makes ‘manipulation of conscience’ and any form of mental manipulation or obfuscation a crime
“None of this, according to the information in
La Tercera, compares with the most violent case recorded: the 1994
incident involving a Satanic/neo-Nazi cult engaging in child abductions in
order to torture them and subject them to all manner of sexual outrages. The
cult celebrated its rituals at night in the vicinity of the sports club of the
town of Sausalito.
Chilean newspaper does not go on to state if there was any link between the
cultists and the members of the upper class athletic club. While such a
connection may at first seem startling, it has been seen elsewhere, as in the
case involving a group of Mexican Satanists who carried out their rituals in
Chapultepec Park, not far from the elite Restaurante del Lago eatery. Another
case involving upper middle class practitioners of ritual magic appeared in
Spain’s El Pais newspaper on March 23, 1999, when it was reported that members
of the Fraternidad Blanca Universal (Universal White Fraternity) had
performed a ritual designed ‘to enhance both pleasure and longevity’ in the
coastal resort town of L’Alfás del Pi which resulted in the death of Natalie
Castleford, 38, a Belgian national. According to the press, the cultists placed
a blanket over Castleford’s body and several people proceeded to sit on her in
order to interrupt her breathing process – a method which, according to the
cult’s beliefs, causes intense pleasure, extends natural life span and purifies
“At this point it must be added that police officials in these countries, while at first baffled by the nature of the crime, tend to react swiftly and usually ‘get their man’ after diligent detective work, often resorting to infiltrating the cults. In October 2002, Spain’s El Mundo newspaper carried a story on how Italian law enforcement had successfully broken up the Angels of Sodom, a satanic cult in the city of Pescara in eastern Italy, led by a 32-year-old reverend known as Jan Ash. This cult leader had allegedly belonged to a number of U.S. cults, but decided to establish his own seven years ago because of his interest in ‘vampiric practices,’ according to the newspaper.
“The police apprehended ‘Reverend Ash’ and three associates during the Pescara raid, and confirmed fourteen cases of abuse to minors, adding that ‘the total list may number in the hundreds, since the cult had been operating clandestinely for seven years and reputedly had a considerable number of customers.’”
VENGEFUL GHOST IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY?
Global Communications’ great
scholar of Greek mythology, writer and podcast personality Hercules Invictus,
adds some material of historical interest on the nature of the gods and spirits
we encounter in the land of dreams, a realm that is a reality unto itself and
occupied by dark powers we cannot begin to comprehend.
Hercules also tells the story of
a Grecian entity called The Moor, who could possibly be a daemon or a vengeful
ghost. In any case, The Moor is a fearsome creature to encounter and a
fascinating example of how the mythic and paranormal are handed down through
the centuries with their fear-inducing qualities still intact.
No one has ever completely explained why we enjoy being terrified. What is that perverse thrill we seek and never get enough of? Why does a case of the chills make us feel satisfied and well-served by scary forms of entertainment, whether entirely fictional or, as in the case of “Knife-Wielding Demons and Murderous Ghosts,” a representation of factual stories said to have literally taken place in our “real” and physical world?
But this volume is not just your average, run-of-the-mill, “tales
to be told by the campfire,” frightful ghost stories book. Publisher Beckley
insists that “So-called poltergeists come in all shapes and sizes and
inspire varying degrees of horror. What might be surprising is that
poltergeists are NOT necessarily the spirits of the dead nor the overworked,
disordered personalities of the living often thought to have become possessed
by demonic forces. That which we call a ‘poltergeist’ could just as easily
include a wide range of other unearthly phenomena, such as random denizens of
the dark moving through time and space and other dimensions, as well as
manifestations of cryptids, known collectively as shape-shifters and ‘bedroom
invaders,’ and possibly even representatives of numerous alien races.”
The roster of well-heeled paranormal gumshoes who have contributed material to this 300 page tome include Paul Eno, Brad Steiger, Tim R. Swartz, Shawn Robbins, Joshua P. Warren, Butch Witkowski, William Kern, Michele Lowe and Carol Ann Rodriguez, who each approach these powerful phenomena from a variety of angles.
One word sums up the situation quite pointedly – BEWARE!
You might have heard Maria D’Andrea on Coast to Coast AM being interviewed by George Noory, or as a guest on Tim Beckley/Tim Swartz’s podcast “Exploring the Bizarre” (KCORradio.com – Thursday’s 10 pm eastern). She seems to draw a bit of excitement whenever she appears on the air talking about her paranormal experiences and giving mini-psychic readings. Maria is an expert on many borderline paranormal topics, though she specializes in the occult, casting spells (all positive) and counseling those that need her help. She has authored many books, the latest one on the occult and familiars, and we don’t mean just black cats, or man’s best friend the canine, but all sorts of household animals, some of which might be considered very exotic.
Maria’s often quizzed about her background and I guess this is the perfect time and place to expand on some of the things she has discussed on the air.
One of Maria’s earliest memories is of fleeing as a refugee from her native Hungary during the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. She and her mother were among the 200,000 refugees seeking to escape iron-handed Communist rule in what would eventually become a failed revolution that was crushed by the puppet regime established by the Soviet Union.
On that cold, icy trek to freedom, Maria’s psychic powers may have saved her life and her mother’s life as well.
“It was actually my mother and some of her friends,” Maria recalled. “It was a large group. And as we were escaping, we got really cold and it was very dangerous. A lot of people around us were getting killed, but we were doing okay. The group stopped at a certain point and were trying to decide whether if they should go back or keep going forward. My mother told me I was six at the time. She said I told them that God said we should move forward and we’d be fine.
“I don’t know why anybody would listen to somebody that’s six in the first place,” Maria continued. “But my mother said the group split up and half of them went back. The other half decided to listen to me. Apparently I wasn’t speaking in a way that a six-year-old would normally speak. My mother said the way I phrased it wouldn’t make sense for somebody my age. The group that went back, all of them got killed. But we made it to freedom.”
Maria and her fellow travelers reached the safety of Austria and she and her mother would eventually resettle in the United States.
The same psychic powers that delivered Maria and the other refugees from death have served her well as an adult. She has long been a full time, professional psychic, meaning that she makes her living giving readings and counseling to those seeking help from beyond. She is also an interfaith minister and a shaman and speaks publicly on spiritual, psychic, paranormal and interdimensional topics. Meanwhile, other members of her family, although they have similar abilities, don’t make their living that way.
IN THE FAMILY WAY
“Everyone in my family,” she said, “have jobs that have nothing to do with psychic situations. However, they do some psychic work on the side. As an example, both of my sons are in analytical fields and they both do readings. My grandparents on my mother’s side were trance mediums. My grandfather also did automatic writing and he used to channel his brother who had passed away when he was a lot younger.”
Maria’s father owned a couple of businesses and was well-served by his analytical and psychic abilities.
“Most of the people in my family were priests and ministers and professors at universities,” Maria said, “so they all had analytical jobs and possessed psychic gifts. They were highly intuitive.”
EVERYONE’S A PSYCHIC
But Maria insists that everybody everywhere has some degree of psychic ability hidden within them.
“Everyone at some point has had a gut feeling,” she explained. “For example, when you first meet someone, not every time, but every now and then, before you even say hello you have an urge telling you whether you like them or you don’t. You ever notice that? So when you get that feeling, it’s more or less accurate. It’s a very intuitive, psychic – it’s like a warning system. It tells you basically if someone is not going to get along with you.”
This doesn’t operate as a moral judgment on the other person, according to Maria. It simply means the connection between you and that person is not going to work out. Meanwhile, one’s intuition could just as likely be telling you that you’ve encountered a good situation.
“So you’re picking up on whatever it actually is,” she said. “I feel that everyone has a base of psychic and intuitive ability. You can look at it this way: Some people are artists but everybody can draw. Well, pretty much, except me. I can’t do a stick figure. But everybody has a base for that also.”
Global Communications/Inner Light Publications has published many of Maria’s books on numerous psychic topics. She is quick to point out that all her books are “How-To” books as opposed to a vain fixation on writing about her own life story.
“I truly believe that the more you can do for yourself, the better the world gets,” she reasoned. “The better you do, the more you can help other people, and the better it gets for people around you. As an example, I have a book on finance. I have one on evocation, which is a heavier level of dealing with the spiritual realm. And then I have one that is a positively positive spell book.
“I really never write anything negative and I don’t teach negativity. I truly believe in karma and that whatever you put out comes back. There’s always a positive way to approach everything. And the whole point is to help people improve their lives, whether it’s through meditation or rituals or spells or mentally focusing on situations. I always feel that if you have an interest in it then you’ll be attracted to it and you can benefit by spiritually improving your life.”
You can read more of what Maria has to say about her work on her website, located at http://www.mariadandrea.com as well as contact her there should you wish to consult with her personally.
Maria’s bestselling “Yes You Can!” series of books includes a newer title called “Supernatural Words of Power,” which teaches one how to harness the simple spoken word to attain and achieve the things you long for in life. You will learn to command the true power of language to establish an open channel to the cosmos. There is a powerful energy force generated by the spoken word that man has been able to control since ancient times, but this ability has been locked away in our collective unconscious and hidden from the masses of us for eons. Maria teaches a simple, step-by-step methodology for reawakening the power concealed within us using words as that force’s most basic tool of expression.
But if you find yourself not interested in different methods of psychic “reaching out,” then you’re not supposed to be reading her books.
“It always goes to the person who is ready to move on that type of situation,” she said. “You know that saying? When the student is ready, the teacher comes. I tend to look at it that way. Sometimes it’s just a matter of letting people know the techniques and the tools they can actually use to improve their lives. Whether they want to move on it or not, that is free will.”
One of the most basic components of what Maria teaches is open-mindedness, a sense of the psychic realm as a place we can freely explore in a continual learning experience. But first we must learn “psychic self-defense,” which Maria cautions readers to do in all of her books by the use of rituals and spells and by visualizing the protective white light radiating from heaven itself. Once that is taken care of, a positive spirit may come and speak to the seeker.
“Now, it can be clairaudient,” she explained, “which means you can actually hear words in your mind. It sounds exactly the same as if someone was standing behind you where you don’t see them but they’re talking to you. There’s absolutely no difference in the way you hear it clairaudiently. Sometimes you have to remember they’re not literally there.
“I’ve actually had it happen where I turned around to answer somebody before I remembered that they weren’t ‘there,’” she said, laughing. “But it sounds exactly the same. Sometimes you clairvoyantly see something or someone. You can actually see them physically. It depends on the situation.”
“FAMILIARIZING” ONE’S SELF
“But all of that,” as the saying goes, “is prelude.”
Maria has recently released a book with the provocative title “Witchcraft, The Occult and How to Select a Familiar.” The new book teaches students how to improve their psychic work by working with what is called a “familiar,” which may be a new and unfamiliar term to some readers.
“Thinking of familiars,” Maria writes, “brings forth a vision of cats by a cauldron and a witch, mainly because of past misconceptions and, of course, the media. Although familiars are used in what people think of as harmful witchcraft, they seem to forget it’s also used in helping with healing, relationships, prosperity and so forth. Nature is neutral. The person doing magick is positive or negative, not nature.
“I always say,” she continues, “if there’s a drought and it rains, that is positive. Now, if your neighbor is building an ark, not so much. But the rain itself is neutral. Our perspective makes it good or bad. There is an occult law that states: like attracts like.”
Familiars are sent as helpers to the mortal psychic and have been employed throughout human history. They still exist today in all cultures of the Earth.
“Your familiar has to fit your lifestyle,” Maria writes, “and be dedicated to you, meaning there’s psychic bond between you and it. It has abilities that you can call on and that are already within you. Working with familiars isn’t limited by time and space. Those are manmade outlooks to help us function in the physical plane and do not exist in the realms to which we will be journeying.”
Maria went on describing the nature of familiars, which she says, by the way, can never be a person.
“A familiar can be on the physical or non-physical plane,” she explains. “They work with us by their choice. And, of course, by our choice. We never restrict them. We have a psychic link to our familiar and have to respect it. A psychic link is very serious. We don’t want that connection to anything negative on either side of reality.”
A list of synonyms is provided for the sake of clarity.
“Some other names for familiars are totems, guardians, spirit animals, physical animals, elementals, elves, fairies, leprechauns, dragons, unicorns, astral dwellers, ancestors (including parents), spirit teachers, ghosts, angels, insects, imps, protectors, advisors, pathfinders (for finding your path) and many more. Also, there are stones, trees and herbs. These connections are also considered familiars.”
BECOMING ONE WITH HER FAMILIAR
Maria does not merely teach about contacting and relating to one’s familiar, she has firsthand experiences to go with it.
“At one time, one of my familiars was a deer,” she writes. “I was on a hike by myself in the mountains and I had the urge to look over to my right. When I looked, I saw a deer a few feet away from me, just standing still and staring at me. The deer was comfortable with me, sensing I wouldn’t harm it, and feeling I had a connection to it. Animals are very sensitive to danger and conscious of their safety.
“It was funny,” she went on, “because we just stood there for a few minutes staring at each other; neither one of us moving. As I looked, I felt like I was being drawn out of my body and toward the deer. All of a sudden, I was inside the deer, feeling my new body shape, and looking out at the mountain through its eyes. Everything I saw was gray, white or dark. Nothing had color. That was a surprise. I spent a few minutes like that, seeing out of its eyes.
“Just as suddenly, I was back in my body and looking once again at the deer. I thanked it and slowly walked away. You really can’t make this stuff up.”
MORE ON THE ATTRIBUTES OF FAMILIARS
There is even more from Maria one just what a familiar is all about.
“When you connect to your familiar,” she writes, “they become a part of you. They are power animals or powerful familiars in whatever form they show up. They come to you because you have some type of rapport. They are sacred beings.
“They have to want to work with you. They can’t be forced or coerced. They have to choose you, too. Remember that it is a partnership. If it’s any form of animal, it connects to the animal qualities within you. Familiars can be fun, have a sense of humor, be serious, mischievous, practical, playful, informative, loving, guiding, protecting. They bring awareness and truth to your life. They help elevate you spiritually as well as connecting you with nature, other realms and magick. They can inspire you and work with you in amazing ways.”
Familiars are all some form of magickal beings, according to Maria. They have a psychic link to you and are in harmony with who you are, what you do and how you live.
“Remember, they are attracted to the ‘real’ you,” she writes. “We are back to ‘like attracts like.’”
THE TRUSTWORTHY TOUCH OF THE DRAGON
Dragon energy has been with us for ages. They are known as protectors (of treasures, castles, people, etc). They are the wise sages who give knowledge and insight into both the physical and non-physical realms. They are also said to be evil, but Maria affirms that she only attracts its positive characteristics, as declared from the times of the ancients.
“My main familiar is a dragon,” Maria writes. She then proceeds to tell a fascinating story.
“A friend of mine,” she recounts, “Brother Revels-Bey, was renting a room in a house with other people years ago. He wasn’t planning on living there for long because some of the people were negative. He called me up one day and said he’s going to New Jersey (we’re in New York) because he felt something was ‘off’ and needed to get away. He asked me to make sure his room was safe and nothing would happen to his belongings. He went on his way and I put my dragon outside his door to guard it.
“I got a call the next day that the police were at his house looking for him. It turned out that someone accidentally started a fire and the whole house burned. I got there as soon as I could. The house was all black. There were a few pieces of furniture left on the lawn that were so burned that it was hard to recognize what they were.
“The only room that wasn’t burned was his. Not one thing burned. The police were looking for him because they thought he might have started the fire since his room – strangely – wasn’t touched by it. Luckily, he could prove he was out of state. He still had to get rid of many things due to the scent of the smoke permeating some items.
“Dragons are great protectors.”
THE OLD FAMILIAR STANDBY: CATS
There is a vast array of potential familiars besides dragons, of course. Horses, dolphins, hawks and other birds, even angels, can join forces with you as a familiar. But let’s look at that old familiar standby: cats.
“Cats have been known as familiars for centuries,” Maria writes. “Think of how much the Egyptians were focused on them in several varied forms. Cats are associated with witches, sorcerers, oracles, magi and others.
“The witch is known for acquiring a physical cat to send out to do her bidding and return to her. Some say that her spirit can go into the body of the cat at will and perform her magick. Others say she controls the cat with her witchcraft. Still others say that she controls the spirit of a cat, not the physical being. Some worship a cat deity to help in times of trouble or to better a situation.
“You may or may not resonate to a cat familiar. If you do, you will be following in the footsteps of many light workers. If you don’t feel an affinity to a cat, you will resonate with a familiar that is better for you.”
As in everyday reality, different cat species have different capabilities. For instance, a Siamese cat has a very distinctive look and is very intelligent. They can be very vocal, which translates to a person being good at expressing an idea or a point of view. They can carry themselves with grace and are very persistent.
Meanwhile, a Persian cat is a quiet creature, unlike a Siamese, and just wants to roam around. The Persian cat likes affection and will come to you for the feeling of being touched, but only when it wants to, when the mood strikes it. It is also very inquisitive.
An alley cat is a different sort entirely. It functions more as a hunter, and must provide itself with food. Hunting requires it to be agile and cunning. The alley cat is a survivor in all senses of that word. This type can also fight when required, to keep what is theirs, and are intelligent and very resourceful. They are generally loners but will be protective of whatever family they may have.
Still another feline familiar is the calico cat. They are feisty and intelligent. They’re independent and like their space, but can be very loyal. These cats are very loving, so, if you like unconditional love, this is the cat for you.
“Do you resonate with cats?” Maria asks. “What part of your personality matches with them? What part doesn’t? This will give you insight about yourself.
“Remember,” she adds, “life is an adventure. You are in the process of awakening to wonderful realms, powers and possibilities.”