Raymond E. Fowler is one of the most prolific and respected investigator/authors in all Ufology. He is widely known for his work with Betty Andreasson Luca, a New England housewife who experienced multiple encounters with grey aliens, both in her home and onboard alien spacecraft. His reports on the UFO phenomenon have been entered into the Congressional Record as part of a congressional inquiry into the subject. In the course of his many years as a UFO investigator, Fowler would discover his own hidden personal history as an abductee and experiencer.
So it goes without saying that Fowler’s worldview would get a bit shaken up over the years. But in spite of the strange UFO-related events he would both research and experience over his lifetime, Fowler, in all things, remains an earthbound human being. However, one must also take into account the fact that Fowler suffered a traumatic brain injury as a child yet would come to have an IQ of 140.
Thus the title of his latest book, “Buster: Growing Up With HI IQ TBI.” “Buster” was Fowler’s boyhood nickname. He suffered the traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a very young child when his mother let him play in a new baby walker in the backyard while she read a book in the sunshine.
“Suddenly she glanced up,” Fowler writes, “to see me heading for cement stairs leading to a grassy path below the yard. Terrified, she screamed for me to stop and ran to stop me, but it was too late. I rode the walker down the stairs, tipping me and it over and over, hitting my head on the cement stairs.”
Fowler was rushed to the hospital with his head split open and bleeding profusely. The doctor stopped the bleeding and stitched up the wound, after which Fowler was hospitalized for several days. His parents were told that he had suffered a traumatic brain injury and would never be the same again.
“In essence,” Fowler writes, “they would be responsible for bringing up a child with incurable mental and emotional problems.”
Fowler’s mother left the meeting with his doctors in a state of shock, and his father could not console her. She felt guilt and confusion and extreme self-recrimination, emotions she could not cope with, finally deciding to pack her things and flee her family. It was the only solution she could see at the time. Fowler would daily ask where his mother had gone and was told she would return soon. Though he cannot remember how long his mother was absent from their home, she did return, was forgiven by Fowler’s father and rejoined the family.
Fowler writes that he was told about his having an accident while playing in his walker but not that he had had such a debilitating injury to his brain. Nor did he connect the accident to his personality.
He grew up a loner and antisocial, but he believed those thoughts and feelings were basically normal. However, when he reached high school, he began to feel he was different from his peers in obvious ways and longed to fit in with the other kids. To paraphrase Nobel Prize winning songwriter Bob Dylan, “they mistook his shyness for aloofness, his silence for snobbery.” Or they would sometimes dismiss him as simply “slow.”
At that point, he did not attribute his “otherness” to his childhood accident. It wasn’t until many years later that his father told young Fowler about the severity of his injury, but prefaced his remarks by loudly declaring “You proved them wrong!” in reference to the doctors’ prognosis of his condition.
As a child, Fowler seemed to be perpetually at war with bullies at school and in his neighborhood. Fistfights and rock-throwing battles were pretty much a regular occurrence. Fowler would also experiment with fireworks using his own homemade gun powder and nearly set his house on fire. He built crystal radio sets with his father’s help and hoped to have a career as a radio technician.
In high school, he was approached by a few females who hoped to go further than he felt comfortable in doing given the strong religious beliefs he had had beginning in childhood. After graduating in 1952, he joined the Air Force and was again confronted by women seeking what he felt was the wrong kind of relationship. Meanwhile, his fellow airmen proved to be what the Bible calls “drunkards” and “whoremongers” who asked Fowler to join them in a night of debauchery. He declined and went to church that night instead.
Fowler met his future wife Margaret while stationed in England. She was intelligent and spiritual, the kind of woman he could be with in good conscience. They married in England and returned to the U.S. after Fowler left the service. There was some precognitive dreaming associated with the trip back to America, but perhaps it is best to leave that for the readers of the book to discover. Fowler and his wife are parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, raising a big family.
In the early 1960s Fowler began working for GTE Sylvania and would rise up the ranks there until his retirement in 1986. His knowledge of the components of the electrical system of the Minuteman II/III ICBM resulted in his being chosen to be the in-house member of the Minuteman Production Board as well as being the Task Manager of Program Planning and Scheduling for Minuteman and other programs. This was a far cry from what one would expect from someone who had suffered a traumatic brain injury. He did indeed prove his doctors wrong, having a highly successful career at GTE Sylvania and throughout his life as he excelled in a variety of endeavors.
It was also in the early 60s that Fowler’s interest in UFOs developed and he interviewed many a witness to local sightings and landings near his home in Danvers, Massachusetts. He started corresponding with Dr. J. Allen Hynek, an astronomer who investigated UFO sightings for the Air Force. Hynek would later sing Fowler’s praises, calling him a respected and thorough researcher of UFO events in New England. Fowler came to be a high-ranking member on the board of the international organization The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).
In addition, Fowler would come to write more than a dozen books on UFOs, alien abduction, anomalies in time and synchronicity. His impressive catalog of work continues to be a classic bedrock of crucial research that has stood the test of time and is ranked among the best that UFO literature has to offer.
Included with Fowler’s gut-wrenchingly honest memoirs, with absolutely no warts concealed, is an overview of the relationship between traumatic brain injury and high-level intelligence written by medical specialists in the field.
Fowler is not alone in that regard. There are numerous cases of the pairing of brain injury with near genius IQ and the phenomenon will surely be the subject of future study by brain specialists and other medical researchers.
“Buster: Growing Up With HI IQ TBI” is not another story of adventures in alien contact, but it is an adventure story nonetheless, as a young boy navigates through an often frightening world he neither understands or can be counted on to understand him. The book has undercurrents of earthbound “high strangeness” that rival even the most bizarre accounts of the paranormal.
Diane Tessman has been involved with the UFO mystery since she was four years old. At that young age she had two encounters, about six months apart, with a human-like being called “Tibus.” From that time onward, she has felt a “shared consciousness” with Tibus which is similar to telepathy. With Tibus’ input, Diane has offered psychic insight and spiritual counseling to thousands of people who also feel contact from “beings from beyond.” The experience can be frightening at times and joyous at other times. Diane’s guidance has proved helpful and healing. She maintains two publications, Change Times Quarterly, and Star Network Heartline for star seeds, experiencers, and seekers.
Diane would eventually become a field investigator with both the Mutual UFO Network, a worldwide civilian organization dedicated to finding the truth about UFOs and aliens, and the legendary Aerial Phenomenon Research Organization (APRO) which developed information and research on UFOs and UAPs which continue to be highly respected.
Today, Diane is Director of the Star Network Cat Sanctuary and Wildlife Refuge as well as offering readings and counseling to people hoping for emotional healing and providing personal insight for those seeking to solve the mysteries around them. Diane has never stopped investigating and researching in a scientific manner but, amazingly, her spirit guide Tibus has continued to have input into her scientific efforts as well. Science and Spirit are the two sides of the whole “coin” of reality.
In her new book, Beings From Beyond: They Are Here, Diane shares what she has discovered regarding the UFO/UAP phenomenon and what beings are really behind it. She has experienced paranormal events all her life and offers amazing new information as to what The Paranormal really is and how it fits in with the UFO phenomenon. After all, very often if someone has a UFO experience, they are also visited by paranormal happenings. Diane shares her own experiences in this regard in this new book.
The book opens with this dramatic declaration: “Here is my hypothesis: UFOs and UAPs are from a level of existence beyond ours. This in itself is the answer to many aspects of the UFO/UAP puzzle.
“A new level of existence will become a necessity,” Diane continues, “an evolutionary mandate, as our advanced science technology opens ‘places beyond belief,’ as Neil Armstrong exclaimed. For instance, the creation of wormholes and the warping of time and space will expose astronauts to exotic energies and levels of reality for which our brains are not built. The filters of our minds limit us.”
Is it possible that our level of technological achievement will exceed the limits to which we have evolved as a species? Are we in effect leaving ourselves behind?
But there is something higher than us already at play here, according to Diane.
“The Level Beyond,” she writes, “is a combination of time travelers, extraterrestrials, and possibly other-dimensional beings. What unites them is not their specific origin but their level of existence. Their craft may vary, but they all share the fact that they are from a level of existence beyond 20th and 21st century Earth.”
Diane draws on the work of Soviet astronomer Nikolai Kardashev, who in 1964 presented fellow scientists with what is now called the Kardashev Scale, a ranking of civilizations in the universe that runs from Type One through Type Five. Earth at present is at the 0.7 Level of Civilization on the Kardashev Scale. Well-known physicist Dr. Michio Kaku estimates that Earth will attain to Level One in perhaps 100 to 200 years.
Normally, when a “higher level” is referred to, the assumption is that it involves metaphysical or spiritual beliefs. But such is not necessarily the case, according to Diane.
“The Level Beyond,” she writes, “which I am hypothesizing as the source of most UFOs and UAPs, is not about any religious or spiritual belief, not about reaching Godhead, ‘The All That Is,’ or Nirvana. This is an advanced level of existence based in science and technology; there are probably good, bad and in between groups and individuals in terms of moral integrity to be found there, but that is just my opinion.”
The forces that drove this higher evolution may have been the circumstances created by technological advances, advances that demanded a shift in both consciousness and physical form. Perhaps the same is happening to us.
“We have been evolving toward this level for many years,” Diane writes, “because evolution is always at work. Some humans have interiorized this upgrade of civilization more than others. Human entanglement with computers and high tech is part of our reaching for a higher ‘altered’ level. Also, the enduring love of millions of people for ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Star Wars,’ and other science fiction is a part of our evolution. This is also true for those who are involved with UFO truth who hope that UFO Disclosure happens soon, so that everyone on the planet will know for sure that we are not alone.”
Beings From Beyond explains that we are not the end of the Human Family. There will be new species of humans, just as Neanderthals and other humans existed in the past. We are only in the middle of the human journey and we will keep changing – unless we destroy ourselves.
Diane believes that we must keep reaching for the Level Beyond in order to survive as a species and to cope with future scientific advances like time travel and traversing interstellar space.
“Perhaps it is simply time,” she continues, “to leave the comfort of Earth and make an evolutionary step upward and outward, which involves strange new worlds and consciousness. It may be entirely natural.”
Beings From Beyond: They Are Here also includes a chapter that examines the Kardashev Scale in more detail, as well as chapters devoted to the phenomena of bizarre thought-forms called “Tulpas,” time travel, UFO occupants as visitors from our future and much more. Will the evolution of humankind keep pace with our technological advances in these troubled times?
In the more than 70 years since pilot Kenneth Arnold first sighted a strange formation of nine shiny airborne objects near Mount Rainier in Washington State, usually cited as the beginning of the modern UFO era, skeptics have relentlessly claimed that no “hard evidence” for the UFO phenomenon has ever been produced. Sightings, they claim, tend to happen in backwoods swamps where no credible witnesses are present and no reliable photos are taken. How can you prove the existence of something with only thin air with which to argue your case?
But a new book from the recently formed publishing imprint Zontar Press dares to differ. The long overdue tome is called “Alien Artifacts: Incredible Evidence of Exotic Material from UFO Encounters.” Drawing on the contributions of more than ten topnotch researchers, work on the book began some months before the untimely passing of publisher, editor and author Timothy Green Beckley, to whom the completed work is fondly dedicated.
WHAT ARE ALIEN ARTIFACTS?
Beckley’s initial concept was deceptively simple: We know that throughout the last several decades, UFOs have landed or crashed, their occupants have made contact with human experiencers, and the visiting strangers have at times left behind materials of various kinds that defy analysis. Why not gather together stories and legends about that aspect of the UFO phenomenon into a single volume that provides an overview of some of the most compelling of such incidents?
In his introduction, publisher and writer Tim R. Swartz explains the idea this way:
“We have named it ‘Alien Artifacts,’” Swartz writes, “but actually we are using this term not so much to say that we believe that we have recovered things from ‘extraterrestrial spaceships,’ but because what we are discussing in this book is ‘alien’ as they don’t appear to have a ‘normal’ explanation for their origins. On top of that, we are also going beyond the strange bits of metal that have surfaced following UFO encounters. An ‘alien artifact’ can be a lot of different things, and we want to open your eyes to that fact.”
AN ALIEN BREAKFAST TREAT
As an example, Swartz tells the story of Wisconsin farmer Joe Simonton, who was shocked to see a metallic UFO land outside his house. He rushed outside and saw a hatch opening from the craft, looking “just like the trunk of your car.” Inside were three “little men” about five feet tall and wearing dark turtleneck shirts and helmets. One of the creatures held up a metallic jug, gesturing that he would like to have it filled up with water. Simonton filled up the jug and returned it to the little man.
Simonton looked inside the ship and saw another little man cooking “pancakes” on a smooth, square, grill-like surface. Hoping to start a conversation, the farmer gestured that he would like to try the food. The man handed him four of the pancakes, which Simonton said were “hot and greasy.” Out of politeness, Simonton tried one of the pancakes, which he said tasted like cardboard. The food was so unappetizing that he speculated it might account for the creatures’ diminutive size.
The pilot then indicated that Simonton should step back and closed the hatch. The craft rose up vertically, “like an elevator,” shot off into the sky and quickly disappeared.
Swartz goes on to write that, unlike thousands of other UFO reports, this one came with actual physical evidence in the form of strange, bubbly textured pancakes. After the story got out, the Air Force sent their top UFO investigator, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, to look into the case. According to Hynek, there was no doubt the Simonton felt his encounter was a real experience. The Air Force had the pancake sample tested and found they were ordinary “buckwheat pancakes” consisting of fat, starch, buckwheat hulls and soybean hulls. In spite of the earthly origin of the pancakes, the Air Force labeled the case as “unknown.” “Alien Artifacts” includes a photo of Simonton holding one of the pancakes.
ANCIENT SCALE MODEL AIRCRAFT
I contribute a chapter called “The Alien Glittering of True Gold” in which I discuss works of art created by the Quimbaya, natives of Columbia, South America, who were believed to inhabit the region from 300 to 1550 CE and are best known for their precise gold and metal work. Most of the Quimbaya pieces discovered by archeologists were an alloy of gold and 30 percent copper, called “tumbaga,” and very similar to a metal mentioned by Plato in his dialogues about the Lost City of Atlantis. The objects included golden models of several types of insects along with devices that are aerodynamic in nature and shaped like no insect known to exist.
Some of the ancient pieces look very much like the designs of modern airplanes and incorporate a number of features that essentially prove that the Quimbaya knew and understood principles of flight. Some of the models include tail rudders and propellers. The existence of so many similarities to modern-day airplanes supports the “Out-of-Place-Artifact” theory: they seem too advanced for the Quimbaya.
It has been theorized for years that some of the Quimbaya objects are scale models of airplanes or flying machines. Two aeronautical engineers, Peter Belting and Conrad Lubbers, used the dimensions of the Quimbaya artifacts to create large-scale models which proved successful in flight testing. They proved that the designs fly with both simple single-propeller power and jet power. It’s more than just a coincidence that the artifacts can be scaled up and actually fly.
There is another intriguing phenomenon at play here, which happens after a remote culture is visited for the first time with technology present. Isolated tribes visited in both Africa and South America by airplanes have demonstrated shifts in religious beliefs after the visit. One of the tribes welcomed the plane on its second visit with ceremonial fire and statues constructed in the shape of the airplane. Tribal people even went so far as to line themselves along a runway to greet the visitors.
If remote cultures exhibit this sort of behavior during the world’s modern technological era, then likely the same concept has played out before. From this angle of thinking, theories then suggest that the Quimbaya may have been influenced by another ancient culture, or, perhaps, some sort of alien civilization.
THE ENCOUNTERS OF JOHN LENNON
The artifacts phenomenon also has connections to not just remote and ancient cultures but to current day pop culture as well. In a chapter by Nigel Watson, called “John Lennon’s Egg,” the story is told of how the aliens gifted a metallic egg to the late lamented Beatle and solo artist rocker.
Lennon announced he had seen a UFO on the sleeve of his “Walls and Bridges” album, writing on the back cover: “On 23 August 1974, I saw a UFO. J.L.”
Lennon was estranged from Yoko Ono at the time and was living with girlfriend May Pang in a New York apartment. It was a hot night and May was taking a shower when Lennon called to her from the terrace, where she found him naked and pointing at a strange object in the sky.
May said it looked like a large flattened cone with a bright red light on top of it at a distance of only 100 feet away. As the object came closer, it revealed a dazzling row of flashing white lights along its rim. The couple made an unsuccessful attempt to photograph the object before it moved off out of sight. The UFO returned a bit later and, although they were prepared this time with a telescope, the object was too bright to discern any further details.
On another occasion, Lennon was in bed with Yoko when he awakened suddenly to see a powerful searchlight shining outside the bedroom door. On opening the door, he found four thin, human-sized bug-like entities whom he attempted to force out of his home. But before he could even touch them, some invisible form of power held him back. They gently held his hands and pushed his legs into a tunnel of light where he was shown an “outstandingly beautiful” movie of his life. Then his mind went blank and he woke to find himself lying in bed with Yoko again.
Lennon was sure he had not been tripping or dreaming. As evidence of this encounter he found an egg-like metallic object in his hands when he woke up next to Yoko. The solid object with no markings was too weird even for Lennon. He speculated that it was a ticket to an alien planet but he was quite happy with New York.
He gave the egg to psychic spoon-bender Uri Geller, who has kept it ever since. Geller would later say, “When I hold the cold metal egg in my fist, I have a strong sensation that John knew more about this object than he told me. Maybe it didn’t come with an instruction manual, but I think John knew what it was for.” Geller said he has never submitted the egg for scientific analysis because he wants to maintain its “mysticism.”
Before he died in 2021, Timothy Green Beckley had been in the UFO game for 60 years and it was hard to impress him with anyone claiming to have the “real thing,” or concrete proof that aliens had visited Earth and left behind artifacts that irrefutably demonstrated that reality.
In an interview Beckley conducted, along with his cohost Tim R. Swartz, on their podcast “Exploring the Bizarre,” one of the rarest examples of just such an artifact was the subject of their conversation with John Peele, a health food restauranteur and long distance runner, whose story was spine-tingling in the extreme.
“It’s a very strange and odd case,” Beckley began. “One of the most peculiar I’ve been involved in. It includes meeting Mr. John Peele in late 1978 or early 1979 in Florida. At the time, he owned a health food store and restaurant and had a very unusual artifact that he had located while running across the Arizona desert. It is one of the few alien artifacts that we can actually point to as existing.
“We hear about the Roswell UFO crash,” Beckley continued, “and deceased alien bodies strewn across the desert, but there’s very little proof – Roswell fanatics will go for the jugular on this one – there is very little proof that any of that took place.”
Beckley was editing “UFO Review,” a tabloid newspaper focused on the titular phenomenon, and had published a small number of books, when he first met Peele while on a promotional tour and fact-finding mission in Florida. Along the way, Beckley got Peele’s phone number and Peele invited him to visit his home.
BECKLEY SEES THE ARTIFACT
“He showed me this – well, I call it an alien artifact – I don’t know what else you would call it – and it took my breath away,” Beckley recalled. “There’s been nothing like this before.”
Beckley said he has discussed the find with several people and has been greeted on occasion by total disbelief. Where is the artifact? Where is the witness? Decades later, Beckley found Peele on Facebook and invited him to appear on “Exploring the Bizarre.”
Peele found the artifact in 1977, while on a long-distance run from Daytona Beach, Florida, to Santa Monica, California. (Peele is such a well-known cross country runner that he was consulted by the makers of the hit movie “Forrest Gump,” who wanted firsthand information on what it’s like to run the kind of distances portrayed in the movie by actor Tom Hanks.) Peele and his running companion averaged 48 miles a day.
In Arizona, Peele and his companion parted ways, which they often did, having run out of conversation after spending so much time side-by-side.
“You go your different ways and discuss it later,” Peele explained.
PEELE STUMBLES INTO RESTRICTED TERRITORY
Peele said he had unknowingly run into a government restricted area, where he came upon railroad tracks that resembled a roller coaster ride.
“It was pulled out,” he said, “and because of the way that railroads are connected, one rail to the next, it literally made loops. It was quite bizarre and I did not know what I was seeing at the time. I’m still not a hundred percent sure. But I went over towards that and started following it. And at one point I came upon a large – what looked to me, and I’m a fighter pilot, so I say this with some knowledge – I saw what looked like a wing.”
The “wing” was extremely thin and, though it was eight-feet long, it was so light that Peele was able to use two fingers and from the end hold it horizontally with no problems. The wing was also very strong but it was still possible to bend it. He began to gather other little “remnants” of what he felt was an obvious crash. There was a kind of Plexiglas or carbon glass present that was unbreakable, although some of it had shattered from impact into the rocks in the desert.
“But you could pick up a piece of it and you could not break it,” he said. “I didn’t bring any of that. I was a little bit concerned that this might be radioactive. I didn’t know what I was dealing with.”
AND THERE IS THE GLOVE
“And then I found the glove,” Peele said.
There were actually two gloves. Again, not knowing if the objects were radioactive, and whether he might have to at some point simply get rid of the gloves, Peele hid one in a small cavern under some rocks. He acknowledges that the markings he used wouldn’t be there now, but he has enough of a visual memory stored in his mind that he feels confident he could find the glove and wreckage debris again.
One of the two gloves was in much better condition than the other, so, in case he eventually had to get rid of them, he preferred to keep the one in good condition hidden away in the Arizona desert. Since it turned out he was able to keep the glove, he said, he should have brought the good one home.
In any case, the gloves were made with some sort of a hide. They had a pressure valve on the outside/backside of the hand. There was a zipper that worked from the inside and enclosed something very similar to Nomex, a fire retardant fabric first developed by DuPont in the 1960s.
The glove was so small that there was no way it could have fit a human hand. There was a prehensile or “opposable” thumb, meaning a thumb that can be placed opposite the fingers of the same hand, thus allowing the digits to grasp and handle objects. Opposable thumbs are characteristic of primates, such as human beings, and were a crucial step in our evolution.
“When you hold it,” Peele said, “you understand that it is not from Planet Earth. You can’t look at it and see how it was made and see how detailed everything is. But there’s no hand that would fit it that could be used for any particular reason that we know.”
The glove also had what seemed like writing, mainly incomprehensible and most likely nonhuman words. But Peele was able to read the English words “secure” and “large.”
A ‘CHILLING’ FIND
At this point in the interview, Beckley interjected, “In this field, physical evidence like an alien artifact is almost impossible to come by and is always in dispute. But there is something so strange and peculiar about this that it almost sends chills up and down one’s spine. OK, here’s the glove. We don’t know who it belonged to. Would an alien race be that close to us that they would have a glove? And have four fingers and a prehensile thumb? It would indicate to me that we might be talking about something from the future or something from a parallel universe.”
Peele replied, “I’ve certainly given the parallel universe concept much thought. But that’s what was so cool about this glove. People would hold it and say, ‘Ooh, it’s like my hands are tingling.’ Everybody who saw it – I don’t want to say they were freaked out, but they WERE freaked out.
“A large number of people did see it,” he continued, “because I would show it in my store. It was called 21st Century Foods and was the first vegetarian restaurant and health food store in the area. I would keep it in the restaurant there and people would come in. They had heard about it because it did have some news media coverage.”
People would ask to see the glove and it sometimes caused some of the curiosity seekers to become so unnerved that they would exit the restaurant.
“Most people watch ‘Star Trek’ or whatever,” Peele reasoned, “but they don’t really want that to be real. Other people DO want it to be real. I’ve always felt we cannot be egotistical enough to think we are the only humanoid-type beings in the universe. Think about the variety of people on our planet and then expand that to over a few thousand light years away. We have to have others that are similar to us – more advanced, less advanced. Not as nice, nicer. They’re out there.”
“Alien Artifacts: Incredible Evidence of Exotic Material from UFO Encounters” also features chapters on subjects like the falling of “angel hair” from the sky, a miniature UFO “captured” by young boys in Japan, and much more, making it an impressive collection of paranormal lore and educated speculation on some of what the aliens have left behind after their encounters with earthlings. The book quite likely stands alone in that regard, approaching the UFO subject from a truly unique vantage point that brings the scientific analysis of the bizarre remains at least into the realm of possibility.
It has become an increasingly popular notion that linear time, time measured from the past, the present and the future, is not the complete story. The many variations from our normal perception of time spring from numerous source experiences, to include UFO encounters, Near Death Experiences, and Past Life Experiences. Even the CIA, in its formerly classified Remote Viewing program, encountered movements in time in addition to “seeing” the desired targets.
In his recent book, “Time Slip Connexions: We Are Holograms,” veteran UFO and paranormal researcher Raymond Fowler tackles the tricky subject of ripples in time from many angles while also demonstrating the interrelatedness of things previously thought to be completely separate phenomena.
The author of eleven books on UFOs and NDEs, Fowler began his career in the paranormal as a nuts-and-bolts researcher of UFO sightings in the 1960s. Over the decades, he gradually widened his belief system to embrace alien abduction, Near Death Experiences, Out-of-Body experiences and other phenomena that came to seem linked to an overarching intelligence from which everything we know about reality originates.
So, what is a Time Slip?
“A Time Slip is an occurrence,” Fowler writes, “in which a person or persons step from their time into another time, either in the past or in the future. A person having a Time Slip may also experience a disquieting, unsettling or depressed feeling at the outset of the event. Some people have even described a sort of fog surrounding them as they emerge into another time. Others as if a vacuum is lowered over them and all sounds around them disappear at the outset of the Time Slip. This also sometimes occurs at the outset of a UFO experience.”
Fowler’s interest in the phenomenon began with his own Time Slip experience.
“One morning in the spring of 1980,” he recalls, “when I entered the half cellar of our former home in Wenham, Massachusetts, and stepped down a few steps into the full cellar, I instantly became totally paralyzed. Shocked, I found it hard to believe my eyes. A man with my build, wearing a pair of black dress pants and a white shirt, appeared from behind the furnace where our freezer is located. He walked toward me and when he was three feet away from me he turned to my right and walked out of sight toward the cellar stairs. His body was solid, but it had a rapidly vibrating appearance to it. I could not make out facial features. Then, just as suddenly, I could move. I was dumbfounded and ran into the full cellar to find no one there. I called up to my wife and asked her if she had just been down in the cellar. She had not. In any event, the figure was exactly my build and was wearing black pants and a white shirt!”
Fowler says he only later came to realize what had happened when one day he went to retrieve some frozen vegetables from the freezer in the cellar. He was wearing a pair of black dress pants and a white shirt and followed the exact same path as the apparition. He is convinced that what he saw in spring of 1980 was himself in the future.
“I can think of no other explanation,” he writes. “I was not hallucinating. I saw the man distinctly. The cellar was well lighted with sunlight pouring in a window to my left.”
Fowler continues by saying that the only time he would be attired in black dress pants and a white shirt would have been for the weddings of three of his children, in 1983, 1989, and 1991. He would continue to have Time Slip experiences and eventually decided to write “Time Slip Connexions”
The book examines several hypotheses concerning the structure of the universe and its relationship to time. it also provides an overview of research by the CIA that concluded that time, as we experience it, is an illusion and that so-called past events can be accessed via altered states of perception.
One obvious and very disturbing implication of the Time Slip phenomenon is that future events can be foretold. Even Fowler’s brief encounter with his future self in the cellar implies that some events are etched in stone and that we eventually “catch up” with such events after the passage of time.
Meaning, if time is an illusion, then so is free will. Fowler goes in-depth in his investigation of current theories concerning the “Holographic Universe,” part of which leads to the conclusion that we exist in a predetermined hologram, similar to a video game, which is overseen by an advanced race of aliens who both created and control us all. We exist as mere holographic contrivances, made up of energetic atoms that masquerade as solid flesh and bone.
The late sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick wrote along similar lines, and there are those who claim that his work was appropriated and used in the popular movie franchise “The Matrix,” which also centers on the artificial, mechanized nature of reality. The subtitle of Fowler’s previous book, “UFOs: The Ultimate Abduction: We Are Property,” which demonstrates that Fowler is proceeding along a path where free will is brought into question – if not done away with completely.
To make his argument, Fowler offers nearly a hundred anecdotal case histories of Time Slips, from retro-cognition experiences, in which a person steps bodily into a past time and even interacts with the environment there, to glimpses of the near future that are sometimes sent as a friendly warning to help experiencers to avoid certain forms of danger.
In one of the appendixes to “Time Slip Connexions,” Fowler reports on some of the quantum physics and hard science that may be at play in the CIA’s sometimes successful remote viewing efforts. It is reassuring to learn that such a mystical and “out there” program has hard scientific support at all.
As we continue to struggle with questions of space and time, Raymond Fowler is on the frontlines, fighting to make sense of the unknowable in both scientific and spiritual terms, two fields of study that are gradually beginning to merge together into what may prove to be a beautiful and wondrous truth.
When Timothy Green Beckley died in May 2021, he left behind a paranormal publishing empire that will forever be a testimony to one man’s drive and determination to learn the truth about both our world and the hidden worlds that surround it. His catalogue of books devoted to the strange and supernatural now numbers in the several dozens, dating from the present all the way back to the 1960s, when he began his first publishing ventures as a teenager.
Tim R. Swartz and I have shared the privilege of finishing up some of the incomplete projects that remained after Tim Beckley’s passing, the latest of which is called “Timothy Green Beckley’s Bizarre Bazaar.” The book is a compilation of shorter pieces authored by Beckley, Swartz and I, beginning with an introduction by Beckley’s longtime working partner Carol Ann Rodriguez.
Carol provides a rundown of the many authors Tim Beckley brought to the world’s attention over the years, such as contactees George Adamski and George Hunt Williamson, as well as Nick Redfern, John Keel, the Rev. Barry Downing, and Hungarian-born psychic Maria D’Andrea. Tracy Twyman’s “Sex Slaves of the CIA” is an indication, Carol says, of how controversial some of Beckley’s titles can be, making him the “King of Fringe Publishers,” a title he humbly welcomed.
Beckley also edited newsstand publications, like “UFO Universe,” for decades, and paid his dues by working as a freelance contributor to the “Enquirer.” He was invited to speak on the subject of UFOs to a closed-door meeting of the House of Lords in London and visited Loch Ness while in the UK.
Carol concludes by saying, “Truly, it can be said of Timothy Green Beckley what has been said of other greats: His like will not be seen again.”
THE TORCH IS PASSED
As one era ends, another begins. Beckley’s imprints of Inner Light and Global Communications are still in business, (mostly on Amazon.com) but have now been joined by a new imprint run by Tim R. Swartz called Zontar Press. “Timothy Green Beckley’s Bizarre Bazaar” is the first book released by Zontar Press and the hope is that there will be many more.
In a chapter in “Bizarre Bazaar” entitled “The Sexterrestrials Are Here – And They Want To Breed With You,” the opening bullets ask: “Are you ready to explore a region of the paranormal that is typically relegated to the ‘ghetto’ neighborhood of UFO research? Does the idea of sex with aliens thrill you or repel you? You will likely be surprised to learn how commonplace sexual incidents onboard the ships and among the aliens truly are. It’s a frequent happenstance, but is rarely talked about, even among diehard believers in alien abduction.”
By employing several writers to tackle the subject of sex with aliens, Beckley was able to provide numerous perspectives on the issue that run the gamut from extremely hostile accusations of rape to more benign beliefs, like a benevolent hybrid breeding program that will ultimately save mankind from total extinction. It was Beckley’s intention to confront the sexual issue head on, from many points of view, and as honestly as the data allow.
A longtime acquaintance of Beckley’s, the artist David Huggins, claimed to have a romantic interstellar relationship with a pretty female alien called “Crescent,” whom Huggins called his “soul mate.” Their relationship lasted for decades and resulted in Crescent bearing the children of Huggins. He filled many canvases depicting his amorous adventures with the otherworldly woman and also put together a movie on their relationship called “Love and Saucers” that is available for streaming On Demand on iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo, Google Play and YouTube. It’s a fascinating reversal of the more frequently encountered horrifying atrocities of sex-related UFO experiences and may truly be a case of “Love Triumphant.”
When Beckley and his team of researchers were writing “Screwed By The Aliens,” the word “exophiliac” was unearthed. It means “a person who craves sex with aliens.” If, on the other hand, you shy away from the aliens and want them to keep their hands to themselves, you are a bit harder to classify, Beckley explains. “Astrophobia” is a fear of outer space and everything in it, so that would include ETs. “Xenophobia” is a fear of anyone from another place, often defined as “a fear of foreigners.” In any case, Beckley grappled mightily with finding language to fit the phenomenon.
BECKLEY’S SALAD DAYS
Beckley’s own contact experiences, as is so often case with those who have a history of encounters, began in his childhood.
In an early chapter of “Bizarre Bazaar,” Beckley writes, “While it is open for debate, I can trace my UFOlogical roots back to 1957, when I sighted two objects revolving overhead in the sky. One was hovering over an abandoned factory building across the street from where l lived in New Jersey, while the other stood still almost perfectly above the house that my grandparents owned. I didn’t observe any portholes, ‘little green men’ didn’t wave at me, but I fully realized – despite a pronouncement by the authorities in the paper a couple of days later to the effect that we were all hypnotized by the appearance of a couple of weather balloons – that these lights, objects, craft (call them what you may) seemed to be under intelligent control. Indeed, they were not bobbing and weaving in the air current. In fact, they seemed to know what they were doing (whatever that was), which I think – at least partly – was to get my attention and push me into unknown territory.”
The sighting experience changed Beckley’s life. He bought all the material he could find on the subject, including a copy of “FATE Magazine,” for whom he would later write as an adult. He started writing letters to the local newspaper, as well as pestering a couple of reporters he knew who shared his thinking on the subject, meaning that we were being observed by someone or something else.
In the ensuing decades, Beckley became an expert on the subject, published several nationally distributed newsstand magazines on UFOs, and eventually built his own micro-mini “empire,” publishing nearly 300 volumes on the paranormal. To see most of them, simply go to Amazon.com and type in Inner Light – Global Communications under Books.
Even more of Beckley’s well-spent youth can be discovered in a reprint of his earlier work called “Inside the Saucers,” which deals further with his adolescence in the thrall of the UFOs. The reprinted book is subtitled “Mr. UFO’s Teenage Years,” and was published in 2017.
“STUMBLE BACK INTO TIME,” the back cover beckons, “WITH THIS GENUINE COLLECTOR’S REPRINT OF A RECENTLY REDISCOVERED UFO CLASSIC.
“HERE, AFTER FIFTY YEARS, ARE THE CONFESSIONS AND RECOLLECTIONS OF A TEEN UFO RESEARCHER TURNED SPACED-OUT ‘STUD.’
“As UFO satirist and ‘Exploring the Bizarre’ co-host Tim Beckley so righteously puts it, ‘A lot of boys my age were probably starting to think about girls and sneaking a peek at their father’s “Playboy” collection. Well, it took me a few years to get into the sins of the flesh (as it turned out, about ten years later I became a reporter for “Hustler” magazine). Instead, at 14 or 15, I was reading magazines like “Fate” and “Flying Saucers From Other Worlds.” And along the way I hooked up with a small collective of other blossoming teenage UFOlogists who eventually became part of the backbone of the field as it exists today: Allen Greenfield, Dave Halperin, Gene Steinberg, Rick Hilberg, Jerry Clark – this is as much the story of the early days of their calling as it is mine.’
“In 1962, Tim Beckley placed a notice in the Club News section of “Flying Saucers” magazine requesting correspondence and an exchange of information with like-minded individuals willing to share their knowledge about those silvery ships seen around the world, best known in those days as ‘flying saucers.’
“Through the personals column of this relatively obscure publication, he met several other teenagers who had started to form their own UFO organizations, so ‘Timmy’ followed suit by setting up “The Interplanetary News Service,” which issued a semi-professional publication that garnered a worldwide circulation of 1500 plus. Many members of his ‘youth group’ were well-established UFO experiencers and elder statesmen in the field. The INS became the third largest UFO group in the nation, behind NICAP and APRO.
“In order to finance his mushrooming enterprise, Beckley began to issue privately published UFO books and literature that would help further the cause and defray his expenses. ‘Inside the Saucers’ was the first such work. It was printed on an old fashioned (appropriately enough) spirit duplicator, and had a print run of 300 copies, which sold out in a matter of months. This ‘new’ edition is an exact replica of that first work, with only the addition of several photos and the elimination of typos.
“Regardless of the age of the authors, as can be rapidly determined, the writing is polished and sophisticated for its time in the history of UFO research. In this reprint of a rare collector’s item, you will become personally involved in a discussion of the following ‘long lost’ topics: A possible solution to the mystery of the Men In Black; How some UFOs may be the product of Nazi technology (a prediction made years before this concept was put forward seriously elsewhere); Possible synchronicities associated with the Great Pyramid; The Unidentified Submerged Object that plunged into a New Jersey reservoir; A recap of the most dramatic UFO sightings and encounters from this period by “UFO Encyclopedia” author Jerome Clark; A detailed summary of 15 years of UFO research by George D. Fawcett; AND MUCH MORE!
“The late Brad Steiger, a longtime master of paranormal literature, had these fond comments: ‘Bless all those Teen UFOlogists! They were great supporters of a young Brad as he began his UFO career with “Strangers From The Skies” in 1966. . . Forever allies!’”
A DEMON WITH BLOOD ON ITS HANDS?
The very name of the small Long Island, New York, community instantly conjures visions of horror, of a death-dealing psychopath laying waste his parents, two sisters and two brothers with a Marlin rifle. The egregious murders were chronicled in both a bestselling book and a major Hollywood studio movie and have become, pardon the pun, a “household name”: The Amityville Horror.
The convicted killer was Ronald DeFeo, Jr., whom one judge called “the devil incarnate.” DeFeo told varying versions of what happened the night of November 13, 1974, including the claim that he was possessed by an evil spirit and had committed the crime through no free will of his own.
While it is of course impossible to decide the existence or nonexistence of the devil and his demons in a court of law, the evil-spirit-possession argument was entered along with an insanity plea. Ultimately, Defeo received a 25 years to life sentence for each of his victims and remains in prison today.
But is it so easy to simply scoff at Defeo’s claim to have been an unwitting agent for the devil? Could it possibly be that Defeo was telling the truth of what happened?
This is one of many issues dealt with in the book issued by Timothy Green Beckley’s Global Communications/Conspiracy Journal publishing house. Entitled “Amityville and Beyond, The Lore of the Poltergeist and Other Petrifying Paranormal Phenomena,” the book breaks new ground in making some overdue correlations between spirit possession, ghosts and even the UFO/alien presence. What Beckley and his writers are aiming for is to make apparent an overarching “theory of everything” that ties up the loose ends of many different forms of paranormal activity in the world today.
A PARANORMAL RESEARCHER’S EARLY POLTERGEIST ENCOUNTER
Paul Eno is among the topnotch researchers Beckley assembled for the writing of “Amityville and Beyond.” Currently Eno hosts, along with his son Ben, a radio show called “Behind the Paranormal” based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
“American history is full of poltergeists and nasty and vengeful spirits,” Eno writes. “We’ve written about the Bell Witch that frightened a U.S. president so badly that he fled in the early morning hours from a Tennessee homestead. Furthermore, this book contains the full story of the dreadful Amherst poltergeist, which is just as scary as any similar saga of evil you are likely to hear about from an historical perspective.
“My attitude about such cases,” Eno continues, “is a bit more ‘radical’ than the views of other researchers, who tend to treat such poltergeist outbreaks as either restless spirits gone awry or put them in the general category of a purely psychological manifestation attributable to the witnesses’ psychological state. I see such outbreaks more akin to a crossing of parallel dimensions by a variety of beings often mistaken for the undead – though they seem to have, in many instances, the same attributes as so-called ‘aliens.’ Even cryptids from the darkest realms of our minds have recently been brought into the poltergeist equation.”
Here Eno has very succinctly expressed the overall theme of “Amityville and Beyond,” that aliens and cryptid creatures like Dogmen are cut from the same cloth as “noisy ghosts” and possessive demons. Eno at one time was an assistant to the famed Ed and Lorraine Warren, the husband/wife paranormal researchers whose work has been the subject of the movies “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2.”
In November 1974, Eno found himself on Lindley Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut, along with Ed, Lorraine and Father William Charbonneau, and an indeterminate number of police and reporters. And a very frightened little family.
“The latter consisted of Gerard Goodin and his adopted daughter and only child, Marcia (pronounced Mar-SEE-a),” Eno writes. “Shortly Mom (Laura Goodin) returned from the St. Vincent’s Hospital Emergency Room with her right big toe bandaged. It had been broken by a flying television set. The house itself was a mess. ‘The Thing,’ as Laura called it, had been tearing pictures, especially religious objects, off the wall all morning. A priest had come to bless the house, apparently to no avail.”
Calling it the best-witnessed poltergeist event in history, Eno says that violent phenomena were witnessed by almost 100 people in the Bridgeport outbreak. Eno was on the scene himself when some of the bizarre incidents transpired.
“I stood in the kitchen,” Eno writes, “with three firefighters on one side of me and three police officers on the other and watched the refrigerator float off the floor, turn right, turn back, then settle gently back to the floor. Late in the evening of that first day, I was sitting at the kitchen table with Lorraine. Also in the kitchen was a huge police officer, Ed Warren and a reporter from WNAB Radio. Lorraine suddenly let out a yelp. I watched as a second-degree burn, with its trademark white blister, appeared on Lorraine’s left hand, between thumb and forefinger. This was all caught on the radio reporter’s tape, which still exists. You can hear a youthful me stating, ‘There’s a blister forming!’”
TOUCHING THE NEAR-INVISIBLE
At another point during Eno’s visits to the Bridgeport home, he was alone in the house with the Goodins, playing monopoly with Marcia to pass the time and to help her relax.
“Suddenly an acrid smell, like ozone mixed with sulfur, came from the kitchen,” Eno recounts. “Instantly Gerard Goodin was up, dashed into the kitchen and started chanting in Latin! My skin tingled with an electrical charge that I now associate with the electromagnetic ‘branes,’ as physicists call them, presumably the boundaries between parallel worlds.
“A whitish, gauzy cloud began to form in the kitchen,” Eno continues, “and Goodin was back in the living room at once. I was convinced that four entities were ‘arriving’ in the kitchen from Marcia’s adjacent bedroom. They weren’t entirely invisible, and there were four distinct shapes coming from the kitchen in a line. They were each about four and a half feet high and had rounded tops, with no discernible head or shoulders.”
Goodin saw the figures also, and he followed one as it moved from the kitchen. As the mystery entities entered the living room one by one, Laura Goodin started to cry while Marcia clung to Eno for comfort. Then one of the almost-invisible things approached Eno and stopped.
“That’s when I made my mistake,” Eno confesses. “I began to feel angry toward this thing, which at the time I thought was a demon in the classic, theological sense. I was angry because it was obviously trying to get to this child. The whatever-it-was simply fed on the negative energy I was releasing and grew stronger.
“What happened next was the biggest shock I’d experienced in paranormal work up to that time. As the entity moved to get around me and at the girl, I instinctively pushed toward it. It resisted as though it was entirely material. In fact, I felt flesh and bone structure as if this were a solid being. These ‘demons’ were supposed to be spirits!”
Eno says it took him many years to come to grips with the experience, let alone explain it in terms of parallel worlds. He never even reported it to the Warrens, and it was decades before he could write or speak about it.
“While I stood there dazed,” he continues, “the entity got around me and threw Marcia across the living room. She ran back to me, crying. Finally, as the gauzy cloud inundated the whole interior of the house, and as I tired from, I would say today, being drained by this powerful parasite, I ordered everyone outside.”
Although the police had cleared away the crowds and cordoned off both ends of Lindley Street, there were still thousands of onlookers gawking from each end of the block.
“I could hear a voice in the crowd,” Eno writes, “preaching something about all this being a ‘sign of the end.’ These being the days long before cell phones, I had to use a neighbor’s phone to call the Warrens. It took them an hour to get back into the city because of all the traffic caused by this paranormal circus. When they finally arrived at about 9:15 P.M., we all reentered the house. Things were quiet.”
When Eno writes about the creature he pushed against as being almost invisible yet possessing a flesh and bone structure, what manner of being is this? It sounds not unlike the physical-yet-not-physical “bodies” of the familiar gray aliens whose stock in trade is the abduction of chosen subjects for whatever dark reasons are left for us to discover. As Eno so clearly explains, the aliens and demons who cross between dimensions may be one and the same entity but are given different names in scripture and folklore that vary according to who encounters the strange interlopers.
AND THEN THE TERROR SPOKE . . .
Evil speaking voices are also dealt with in a chapter of “Amity and Beyond” by Tim R. Swartz called “When the Poltergeist Finds Its Voice.”
“It can be terrifying enough,” Swartz writes, “when a poltergeist makes its appearance in a household. Rocks thrown about, strange bangs on the walls, moving furniture, items disappearing and then reappearing – this is enough to set anyone on edge. However, when a poltergeist finds its voice and starts to talk, you know that events have decidedly taken a turn for the worse.
“Poltergeist activity has been recorded throughout history,” Swartz goes on, “and is probably the most prolific of all supernatural events. A poltergeist is extremely aware of its surroundings and will often quickly respond to suggestions by observers and other external stimuli. This shows that there is some kind of ‘intelligence’ behind its pranks and not just some random psychokinesis (PK). This intelligence, along with an ability to communicate, will manifest in a myriad of ways. Pieces of paper with strange messages appear; writing on the walls; children’s toys will be arranged to make words; and, perhaps the most shocking, they will sometimes start to speak out loud.”
According to Swartz, when a poltergeist achieves speech, it generally starts as animal-like growls and whispers that slowly evolve into discernible words. Most poltergeists never reach this stage in their development, but, once they do, a clear “personality” emerges from what were previously just random events.
Swartz recounts some case histories in the annals of poltergeist hauntings in which the intruding spirit spoke to its victims.
The 1817 case of the “Bell Witch,” the name for the poltergeist who took up residence among a Tennessee farming family headed by John Bell, Sr., is an interesting example. “The Witch” was extremely talkative and could imitate the voices of people from the area.
“The poltergeist was said to speak at a nerve-wracking pitch when displeased,” Swartz reports, “while at other times it sang and talked in low musical tones. In one instance, it was alleged to have repeated, verbatim, sermons administered by two preachers, occurring at separate locations, that took place simultaneously. The sermons recited by the witch were verified by people attending the churches as being identical in voice, tone, inflection and content. The poltergeist was even known to attend church and sing along with the congregation, using the most beautiful voice anyone had ever heard.”
Stories of a talking mongoose named Gef, who bedeviled an Irish family in the 1930s, as well as the tale of a Spanish family who heard maniacal laughter and voices emanating from their kitchen stove, help to round out Swartz’s examination of real-life incidents of “talking” spirits.
He also touches on the Middle Eastern folklore and Islamic theology dealing with the “djinn,” or genies, who can take possession of buildings or locations and torment any person who goes to live there. The djinn can levitate and cause objects to disappear as well as take any physical form they want – humans, animals and anything else. They can mimic the voices of deceased humans, claiming to be spirits or Satan. They enjoy playing tricks and frightening people. In fact, they can sense strong emotions such as fear or grief and gain energy from those powerful feelings.
“Like humans,” Swartz writes, “the djinn have distinct personalities. There are those who are of low intelligence, quick to anger and fond of playing tricks. Others have a superior intellect and act more along the lines of guardian angels rather than tricksters.”
“Timothy Green Beckley’s Bizarre Bazaar” is, as the title suggests, a marketplace of the strange that has been gathered and assembled through years of hard work and painstaking research. When you buy this book, you are also buying a guide into a library of the strange that will take you to many destinations. Each chapter deals with its own unique paranormal-themed book that can be added to your personal reading list and provide you with an invaluable education in UFOs, aliens, ghosts, demonic spirits, angelic spirits and more.
As the saying from many centuries ago declares, “In the midst of life, we are in death.”
Timothy Green Beckley, Tim Swartz and I were completely absorbed in the book project that was to become “Dulce Warriors: Aliens Battle for Earth’s Domination.” It was the usual back and forth between new material, proofreading and illustrating the various chapters and sections, a routine the three of us were used to after working as a team for nearly twenty years.
Then fate, Father Time, or whatever name you wish to give it, took Tim Beckley from us before the project was completely finished. As a tribute to our much revered publisher and editor, Tim Swartz and I decided to complete the project – just the two of us – along with more than 20 other contributors. “Dulce Warriors” is now available on Amazon.
The book opens with tributes from a few of Tim B’s friends and coworkers, in which they offer memories of how Tim helped to guide their career and gave them an opportunity to explore various aspects of UFOs and other paranormal subjects.
Tim Beckley also authored the first chapter, entitled “A Terrifying Introduction: What Happened On Our Way To Dulce,” in which he presents a laundry list of frightful rumors about the underground joint human/alien installation reputed to be located in Dulce, New Mexico, which is near the Four Corners region of the American Southwest.
“When we speak of Dulce,” Beckley writes, “we speak of: Monster Factories, Alien Cloning, Underground Tunnel Systems, MK-Ultra Soldiers – Disguised as Greys, Aliens Torturing Humans, Children Disappearing, Government Germ Warfare Weapons, Human and Animal Mutilations, and the Suicide Or Murder Of Numerous Researchers Associated With Dulce.”
A SCIENTIST STUMBLES INTO THE UNKNOWN
But where did it all start?
Beckley felt the whole macabre saga started with an engineer by the name of Paul Bennewitz, who believed aliens were communicating with him over a radio receiver. He also observed and photographed UFOs flying over nearby Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, specifically the nuclear storage facility there, called the Monzano Storage Area, the country’s largest underground nuclear storage facility.
Perhaps the most vocal and visible expert on the Dulce mysteries is Norio Hayakawa, who has written many articles on the subject and appeared numerous times on radio and television programs dealing with the town. Hayakawa says the proximity to Albuquerque is very important because it is where German scientists were first transferred in 1945, immediately after World War II, through the Operation Paperclip Program. In addition to German scientists, skilled intelligence officers were imported as well.
According to Hayakawa, “Dulce is a location filled with mysteries that are still ongoing. I believe it is far more interesting than Roswell, Yes, Roswell was significant in that it is the alleged location of the crash of extraterrestrial vehicles in 1947. But, you know, that was it. But Dulce is something different. It is an ongoing thing that is still taking place.”
Dulce has the highest percentage per population of UFO sightings, Hayakawa says. Almost the entire population has experienced a sighting of strange objects in the past three to four decades.
THE GOVERNMENT TAKES AN INTEREST
But back to Bennewitz. The story goes that Bennewitz was a scientist living near Kirtland Air Force Base. In 1979, he began to observe the flights of mysterious objects from his home and to photograph them as well. When he attempted to report to official channels on the strange aerial activity he was witnessing, he immediately drew the interest of the government.
One theory is that the bewildered Bennewitz was seeing test flights of what are called “UAVs,” or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, pilotless aircraft that are remotely controlled either on the ground or programmed by onboard computer systems. Whatever the secret flights involved, the government did not want Bennewitz to know the truth.
It is alleged that the government brainwashed Bennewitz into believing that he was witnessing flights of alien discs over Kirtland Air Force Base. Bennewitz received a message somehow, either by radio or over his computer, saying that there is a secret base 150 miles north of Albuquerque in the mountains underground. Bennewitz was provided with the exact coordinates of this alien base, which, of course, turned out to be Dulce.
Bennewitz was never able to prove either the existence of aliens over Kirtland or the government’s manipulations of his attempts to document the mysterious overflights. He sank deeper and deeper into an increasingly paranoid frame of mind, unable to cope with the bizarre scenario in which he had been ensnared.
REVEALING HELL ITSELF
While Bennewitz’s personal struggles certainly deserve our sympathy, his revelations about the underground base at Dulce were nothing short of spectacular. The rumors that have circulated since then are full of nightmare scenarios, like huge vats of human and animal body parts used in genetic experiments, perhaps in further efforts to create an alien-human hybrid species or an even stranger chimera that is part human and part animal.
It is speculated that the government and the aliens may be working to create a “perfect soldier,” one that is capable of fearlessness and obedience beyond that of a normal GI grunt.
Additionally, there is the case of a female abductee who claimed that she was in one of the lower sections of Dulce when an alien walked right through the wall and raped her. That kind of forced copulation may also be a component of the genetic experimentation said to take place in Dulce, the goal being to impregnate the human female with alien seed and see what is produced, a scenario already familiar from other stories of abduction.
BOTH HUMANS AND ALIENS TAKE UP ARMS
Bill Birnes, the noted author, researcher and television personality, says he doubts that Dulce has any genuine alien presence. But he did pass along what has become an incident repeatedly referred to in discussions of Dulce, the “Firefight at Dulce.”
”The story goes that way back in the 1980s,” Birnes said, “the extraterrestrials were giving a lecture to some scientists. In that demonstration, a lot of the scientists were getting sick because of what the aliens were doing. So some of our military guards, who were prohibited from entering the area and prohibited from carrying any kind of weapons into the area, suddenly burst in to protect the scientists.
“And the aliens reacted,” Birnes continued, “by basically turning their weapons on the security guards, killing them. Some aliens were killed and some scientists were killed. Supposedly we all worked very hard to try and patch it together so there wouldn’t be any more incidents like that.”
“Dulce Warriors” also contains chapters with other similar real life sci-fi overtones and the stories of whistleblowers who have since died, many under suspicious circumstances.
WHAT SECRETS DIED WITH HIM?
Tim Swartz provides the story of Phil Schneider, who claimed to be an ex-government structural engineer who was involved in the building of underground military bases around the country. Schneider also said he was one of only three people to survive the incident between the alien greys and U.S. forces that Bill Birnes describes above.
For two years prior to his death, Schneider had been on a lecture tour talking about government cover-ups, black budgets and UFOs. His ex-wife, Cynthia Drayer, believes that Schneider was murdered because he publicly revealed the truth about the U.S. government’s involvement with UFOs, which he said dated back to the Eisenhower administration.
To get the details of this fascinating story, as told by Swartz with the assistance of Drayer, it is probably better to read the chapter in the actual book, which will provide much more spine-tinging detail than is possible in this article.
In guiding Tim Swartz and me through the editorial process, Tim B. displays his usual sure hand in selecting the people to contribute their work to the book, as well as covering the subject of Dulce thoroughly and with a vast array of on-the-scene participants, rumors and researchers. People who are unfamiliar with the subject of Dulce will get a valuable education in the subject and it will likewise be appreciated by those who have heard some of this before.
When Timothy Green Beckley passed away on May 31, 2021, he left behind a body of work that has few equals in the realms of Ufology and the paranormal.
Tim steadfastly pursued the truth underlying the great mysteries of human existence, beginning as a child, hiding underneath his bed covers to read “FATE Magazine” by flashlight or listening to all-night paranormal radio host Long John Nebel, whose call-in show on a major New York station became the template for shows that came later, like Art Bell’s Coast to Coast. In the early 1960s, Tim began his publishing efforts as a teenager, grinding out UFO magazines on an old-fashioned mimeograph machine and building a goodly-sized mailing list of subscribers.
Working as a freelance stringer for The National Enquirer, he covered a great many stories of UFO landings and alien abductions. Tim thus earned a kind of “street cred” as a journalist of off-the-beaten-path type subjects. For a time he published a newsstand magazine called “UFO Universe” that ran for several years, as well as the newsletter “The Conspiracy Journal,” which got its title long before Q-Anon gave conspiracy theory a bad name.
Tim was even better known for the books he published through his Global Communications and Inner Light Books publishing houses. Most of them are still available from Amazon.com. Do a search there and you may be pleasantly surprised at the wealth of what is on offer.
For the sake of paying homage to “Mr. UFO,” we have assembled memories and testimonials from some of Tim’s most prolific and – and grateful – authors and friends.
TIMOTHY BECKLEY- ALWAYS A FREE SPIRIT
By Maria D’Andrea MsD, D.D.,DRH
Maria D’Andrea is a fulltime psychic who wrote several books that Tim published, books she always adamantly declared were written to be used only in the most positive of ways. She wrote several “How-To” books that teach the reader to awaken the psychic powers within and put them to benevolent use for a myriad of reasons. One of Maria’s titles is “Supernatural Words of Power,” part of her “Yes, You Can!” series in which she helps the reader achieve a kind of “self-empowerment.” She also contributed chapters to many books Tim assembled as group efforts in which several writers would offer their insight into a given paranormal topic.
Tim affected so many lives while he was on this planet that we can’t even count all of them. With his passing, we are also finding out about things he did to help others that he never spoke about. He just helped everyone he cared about without looking for a “thank you” or acknowledgements. He never mentioned when he was buying food for someone, paying someone’s rent, contributing to helping someone’s career or any of the other selfless things he did. He truly came from his heart and will be deeply missed.
I met Tim in 1985, when I was working at a psychic event doing Readings. He was already accomplished doing eight million things in his life, and was there promoting his books as a publisher. We started chatting and realized we had much in common and were in sync on a friendship level. Because of our levels of knowledge in the spiritual, psychic, paranormal and UFO fields, he asked me to write a book for him. I explained that I’d never written one. He countered by explaining that I COULD and gave me a subject he needed a book on at the time. So I gave him the first chapter. After he stopped laughing, he said, “I told you so. And we’re going to do a lot more.”
Now I laugh because Tim started me on this path with support and friendship. I have somewhere around 60 books out, including several that I co-authored with talented people. I was a guest on Tim’s radio show with his co-host Tim Swartz, (Tim was also gracious enough to be on my TV and radio show). I was also able to do numerous types of media work, as well as teaching and speaking in my fields and so on…and it ALL stemmed from him having a gigantic heart and introducing me to many different fields years ago.
He was my confidant, close friend, family, travel partner, publisher and partner in crime. Free spirits tend to be this way, right? Tim was always funny. He would come up with hilarious thoughts in an instant and then forget about them. I wish I remembered all of them because they would have made a great book.
He would go to some of the same places to eat in his neighborhood in Manhattan and got to know the people who were working there. At times, some of us would get together and go. He would already know what to recommend off the menu that was good and he knew each of us enough to recommend food that fit our individual tastes. Tim loved to get us experimenting with different foods. He was very aware and thoughtful that way.
He knew at an early age what his Path of Life was. He started a magazine while young and expanded his horizons as he went along life’s pathways.
I remember when we would go ghost hunting in various states. Even though it was for work, we always had fun. I would find the spirit, if there was one (if a sighting wasn’t real, he would never make something up) check it out, deal with whatever came up and Tim would write about the experience as a prolific author and speak about it in the media. He loved to enlighten the public on the odd things in our universe.
His sense of humor was always there. We would send pictures back and forth as friends and then we would have separate work pictures. He would call me and come up with a title and just say for me to write a book about the subject. Teamwork is always a good thing. So on one occasion, his title for me was “Traveling The Waves Of Time” and he put a “friend” picture on the back cover. First I was a little upset, because it was a picture of me on my motorcycle, and here I am being professional. When I called him, Tim said he thought it worked because the book was on travel and that’s what I was doing. He thought it fit and was fun. What can I say? That was Tim.
Another time we spoke about our various UFO experiences He had a few and he also had experiences channeling. He traveled to numerous places on a global level. Tim said one of his favorite places was Bora Bora. I remember him telling me about his visit to Hawaii and the book that came from traveling there. After his book came out about Kahuna Power, for a while we were calling him Daddy Kahuna. He always found out the most interesting, obscure information and then wrote about what he discovered. He was a phenomenal researcher and author. Tim was interested in everything from science to the mystical and the other realms beyond.
He was a filmmaker and also acted in some films, plus he was in a book where he looked very “dapper.”
Once during our travels, we were reminiscing, and he told me how, many years ago, he went to a party thrown by the Beatles with sitar music and rock stars among the guests. I was asking more about the party and he looked at me and said it was just one more great party he went to. He loved parties. It just goes to show you how much he got around. Tim was an experienced promoter and had his own band for a while. That is only one example of the interesting contacts he had and many turned into lifelong friends. Tim was really great at anything he set his mind to.
He loved to travel and when we would go on a trip I would love to listen to his stories and adventures. He was a larger-than-life person without any ego and a soft heart.
We would go to UFO conventions and people would know him and ask his opinion on various matters. He would take the time to give them a real answer from his point of view and not just give a meaningless quick one, even when he was tired.
The title “Mr. UFO,” as Tim was known in many circles, came about due to his articles, lectures, books and magazines being on the supernatural, the odd, the offbeat and the unexplained.
There’s no doubt that I loved Tim very much and that he was there for me when it came to my work and my personal life. But if I were to sit here and write about all of his adventures I would be afraid that the police would have to dig him up and arrest him.
I am sure there are beings in various realms mourning Tim and wondering what he is up to where he is. After all, being inspirit doesn’t mean it is an ending, just a different vibrational shift.
He was so diverse that it’s impossible to mention all that he was and all that he did. Anyone knowing Tim was going to enter into unknown territory in a wonderful way. I feel blessed to have been his friend and considered part of his family.
FIRST CONTACT! – WITH TIMOTHY GREEN BECKLEY
By Diane Tessman
Diane Tessman is another fulltime psychic, in her case in partnership with an alien named “Tibus” that Diane has been familiar with since childhood. She wrote for Tim extensively and he published her first book in 1983, as well as serving as a constant source of guidance and encouragement for her as a writer. When you read what Diane says below here, you will likely agree that Tim was truly a great romantic at heart. He frequently referred to Diane as a “Time Traveling Star Goddess,” among other worshipful monikers.
In 1979, I was teaching school in St. Petersburg, Florida, and, in my spare time, I was chasing UFOs and their secrets, as always. I enjoyed UFO Review, published out of New York City by Timothy Green Beckley. I decided to submit an article to it. However, nothing happened, no response, and I thought, “Oh, well.”
Then one evening at home in St. Pete, I heard a knock on my door, and there was Timothy Green Beckley! I was shocked and delighted; I asked if he always flew around the country to see someone who had sent him an article.
Tim responded, “Well, you sent your picture too.”
Yes, Tim and the ladies were a match made in heaven.
He took me to dinner at the fanciest place I could find in St. Pete (that was his request), and we did have a good talk regarding those elusive UFOs and their occupants. The next day, Tim took my daughter Gianna and me to the beach. Then he flew back to New York.
We kept phone contact but not a whole lot of it, and in 1982, my daughter, our animals, and I, moved to San Diego. I had intended to get into teaching out there but could not. A hiring freeze was in effect due to a recession, plus I didn’t have my master’s degree.
I was soon in real financial trouble out there. However, there was a knock on my door in San Diego, and there was Timothy Green Beckley, again!
This time he stayed a while, and he suggested to me that I do psychic readings door to door. I had never heard of such a thing, but he put an ad in the local Reader, and I nervously began a psychic career. It turned out really well; Tim had gotten me out of my financial bad straits.
Soon I was writing my own publication, The Star Network Heartline, and Tim promoted my work, suggesting I write my first book, “The Transformation.” I did, he published it, and it sold thousands of copies. My life’s career had begun, and I’ve never looked back. Thanks, Tim!
Also, my lifelong friendship with Tim Beckley had begun. We were business friends, we were personal friends. I treasure the Christmas I spent with him and Brad and Sherry Steiger. Tim had come to Iowa to spend Christmas with us and we had a wonderful time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8vAxXRbgy8
I miss you, Tim.
THE HONOR OF WORKING FOR TIMOTHY BECKLEY
By Hercules Invictus
Hercules Invictus is a fairly recent addition to Tim’s stable of writers, though he took inspiration from Tim for many decades. Hercules takes his name from the hero of Greek mythology and believes the gods of Olympus live on in our modern world, albeit filtered through a technological haze that we call UFOs and aliens. Over the past few years, Hercules has contributed chapters to books like “Incredible Alien Encounters,” for which he wrote “A Confrontation With Greys,” as well as numerous others.
I first became aware of Tim Beckley and Inner Light/Global Communications back in the 1970s. Having had paranormal experiences throughout my (then) young life, I eagerly sought some answers, and Tim’s publishing companies provided not only reprints of obscure and hard to find texts but collections of ongoing phenomena on our planet and in the heavens above.
Comforted by learning that I was not alone, I fervently hoped that someday my own accounts would be added to these chronicles. I started writing down some of my own experiences.
In the latter half of the decade (though still technically a teen) I was the Deep Trance Medium for a small Theosophical-Spiritualist group in New York City and had started speaking publicly on matters metaphysical.
Invited to visit relatives in New Brunswick, New Jersey, I leapt at the chance. Though I truly loved these relatives and sincerely wished to see and spend time with them, I also had an ulterior motive: New Brunswick was the point of origin of my cherished tomes from Inner Light/ Global Communications. Questing for the writers and their offices did not prove fruitful on that occasion – but I tried, given the time I had.
During the 1980s I attempted to live a “normal” life. Tim Beckley (aka Mr. UFO) and his intrepid band of explorers and chroniclers of the unknown provided me with a much-needed connection to the unusual life (I thought) I’d left behind through their many publications.
The 1990s dawned with my re-embracing my totality and diving back into the fringes of reality. I finally met Tim Beckley and some of my other heroes at the Fortean Society’s formal meetings and informal gatherings in the Big Apple.
In the early 2000s I reconnected with Tim (aka Mr. Creepo) and got to know him. He was, during this period, cheerfully engaged in publishing, making movies and having other exciting adventures. I reviewed some of these books, CDs and films and interviewed some of the folks involved on my podcasts – including Tim Beckley.
This continued on and off for over a decade. I got to meet many interesting people through Tim and have gotten close with some of them. The end of the 2010s saw me as a contributor to Tim’s paranormal anthologies and by the start of the 2020s my writings had appeared in sixteen of these books.
Tim, alas, passed on May 31st, 2021. Though we were not buddies, we were friendly and had communicated for a long span of years. I greatly enjoyed working (and interacting) with Tim. He was one of my role models growing up and I was greatly honored to be part of his band of otherworldly chroniclers. Looking back, my only regret is my decision to wait until he felt better before I called to say “Hi! How are you?” and explore what projects were looming on the horizon.
Thank you, Tim Beckley, for enriching over half a century of my life with your unique self-expression, generosity and unbridled creativity! And thanks to all who have kept and who will continue to keep Tim Beckley’s legacy alive!
TIMOTHY GREEN BECKLEY: THE TEACHER WHO OPENED MY EYES
By Sean Casteel
By the time Sean Casteel began writing for Timothy Green Beckley, he had already spent years toiling in the world of mainstream journalism, writing about government programs that worked to help the poor and disabled and other attempts to cure America’s social ills in general. When Casteel discovered the world of UFOs and alien abductions, an entirely new career opened up for him and he never looked back. Casteel contributed articles to “UFO Universe” and “The Conspiracy Journal” for many years before Tim began publishing Casteel’s books. Tim not only let Casteel write books on his own favorite topics, like UFOs and religion, he brought Casteel into new worlds the freelancer had never even dreamed of. Casteel’s first book was called “UFOs, Prophecy and the End of Time,” and is still available on Amazon.com.
In spite of knowing that Tim had been in failing health for the last several years, his sudden death by heart attack still came as quite a shock, a shock that lingers now and a loss that will be felt forever.
I first began to work for Tim in earnest in the winter of 1995, after he had published my Q and A with pioneering abduction researcher Budd Hopkins and subsequently my Q and A with film director Robert Wise, who had helmed the UFO classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” Thus began the 26 years of our relationship, which would involve magazine articles, books and appearances on Tim’s podcast, “Exploring the Bizarre,” cohosted with Tim R. Swartz.
Tim Beckley once told me that there were two basic kinds of UFO enthusiasts. There are the dilettantes, who are at first totally absorbed by the topic, but then, when their personal pet theory doesn’t work out or they must confront the fact that absolute answers to the various mysteries remain elusive, abandon the subject in frustration.
Then Tim said that the other kind of UFO enthusiast is a “lifer,” someone whose devotion to finding out the truth is at times obsessive but never flags or weakens as the years go by. Tim was certainly such a lifer himself, and he died in the midst of laboring over yet another book, in this case an examination of the alleged joint human/alien underground facility said to be located in Dulce, New Mexico. He left no stone unturned as he chipped away at the boulder that is the unknown and the paranormal.
Like many of his generation, Tim started out as a “nuts-and-bolts” believer, at first convinced that UFOs were a higher physical technology piloted by flesh-and-blood aliens. As the years passed, he more and more embraced the nonphysical, paranormal approach, believing that the visitors were from another dimension and capable of many phenomena we call “supernatural.” Or at least an advanced technology that seems supernatural to we humans.
Tim ultimately espoused the theory that UFOs, ghosts, NDEs, spiritualism, etc., were all part of one continuum and that mankind was subject to a large spectrum of phenomena that sprang from a single source. When you studied one facet of the paranormal, it always included ties to another facet.
But he will likely be remembered for his lighter take as well. The last book Tim and his team of writers completed before his death was “Alien Lives Matter, It’s OK To Be Grey.” Even though some of us on Tim’s team thought the title might be seen as “trivializing” the Black Lives Matter Civil Rights movement, Tim countered by saying that the concept had been appropriated already by Hawaiians (Hawaiian Lives Matter) and Jewish people (Jewish Lives Matter) and there was even a section on Amazon where a totally separate business was selling “Alien Lives Matter” t-shirts.
The book turned out to be a struggle for Tim and our entire team, but it also turned out to be a relative bestseller for us. Whenever I spoke the title to someone, it never failed to get a chuckle and a word of encouragement about how it would be a popular title, and it was. Tim made sure to include several chapters on Black UFO experiencers and believers as well, people whose contacts were for the most part very positive.
I can never thank Tim enough for exposing me to so many aspects of the paranormal that I had never taken an interest in prior to working for him. I was called upon to research subjects like ghosts and hauntings, mediums and séances, even the clairaudience of Joan of Arc and the spiritualist beliefs of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Tim had a way of leading me down paths I’d never trod before and expanding my horizons considerably.
Toward the end of his life, he did combat with his own understanding of the determinism of “the Matrix,” and gathered his team together to do a book on it with the wordy title“The Matrix Control System of Philip K. Dick and the Paranormal Synchronicities of Timothy Green Beckley.” It was a subject he sometimes saw the malevolent side of as he wondered whether “synchronistic” experiences, or “nonrandom coincidences,” somehow undermined human free will. If our lives are not under our own control, then who IS controlling everything? Like Jacob wrestling with the angel in the Book of Genesis, Tim made a determined combat to maintain his sense of personal autonomy.
Tim Beckley will always be an inspiration to me and a person I am glad to have shared my life with.
MY FRIEND, TIMOTHY GREEN BECKLEY
By Tim R. Swartz
One of the first books about UFOs that Tim R. Swartz bought from Gray Barker’s Saucerian Press turned out to be the first book that Timothy Green Beckley wrote…”The Shaver Mystery and the Inner Earth.” Even thought they didn’t realize it at the time, Tim R. Swartz and Tim Beckley’s paths would cross several times before they actually met. Starting when he was a teenager, Tim R. Swartz investigated and wrote about UFOs and the paranormal for various UFO-related magazines, but his career in television often sidelined his interest and research in the world of the weird. Thanks to Timothy Green Beckley, Tim was able to renew his love for the unexplained and reach a worldwide audience who was eager to learn just how wonderfully strange our universe actually is.
Timothy Green Beckley was such a unique and charismatic character that I wish the way we first got to know each other was as spectacular as the way he lived his life.
Our first introduction, however, came about thanks to the United States Air Force.
In 1983, when I was working for a television station in Dayton, Ohio, I was able to secure an interview with UFO investigator J. Allen Hynek. Hynek was in town to give a talk about Project Blue Book at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
After my story ran on the local news, it was picked up by the CBS satellite feed, which allowed CBS stations all across the country to run the story as well. Timothy Green Beckley saw my story on WCBS in New York and managed to track me down to ask for a VHS copy and a transcript, which I was happy to provide for him.
From that point on, barely a week went by where I didn’t hear from Tim one way or another. He would either call me, or send me a letter (this was pre-internet), to talk about UFOs, movies, or any of the other things that we were mutually interested in.
When he started publishing “UFO Universe,” he asked me if I would be interested in providing him with some articles, do research and help punch up articles from other writers. Of course I was excited to help out with his new UFO magazines…I had written articles for magazines like “Saga’s UFO Report” when I was in college, but it had been years since I had written anything for publication.
From magazines to books, to direct to video movies, Timothy Green Beckley was always coming out with new and interesting things for us to attempt. I often thought his ideas were insane, and I would tell him so…but, for the most part, I was always game to go along with his crazy ideas simply because they sounded like fun.
If you listen to any archived episode of our radio show “Exploring the Bizarre,” which aired on the KCOR Digital Radio Network, you can hear how much fun we were having, and Tim was always a treasure trove of UFO knowledge. In fact, the rare times that at the last minute, one of our guests couldn’t do the show, Tim and I could easily do the entire two-hours just talking about all of the weird things in this world that forever intrigued us.
It is difficult to write about all the great times that Timothy Green Beckley and I had because I never thought they would end. I keep expecting him to call me up with another of his wild adventures…in fact, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if he did manage to do so from wherever he has gone after leaving this mortal coil.
So when my days on this planet draw to a close, I hope that Mr. UFO swings by on his mothership to pick me up so we can continue on with our adventures. This time, however, there will be no limits; we will have the entire universe to explore. I am looking forward to that.
A NOTE FROM PUBLISHER AND EDITOR TIMOTHY GREEN BECKLEY:
Many of you have undoubtedly read “UFO Repeaters – Seeing Is Believing! – The Camera Doesn’t Lie,” in which we told the stories of those who have undergone repeated encounters with UFOnauts. But no one has had the abundant contacts that the author of this charming little book claims to have had – and his story is over a century old. Sean and I expound upon this delightful example of the UFO phenomenon as related in this book about a man whose life was turned around – in a positive fashion – by his saving the life of an alien.
The modern era of UFO contactees is most often said to have begun in the late 1940s when George Adamski encountered Orthon, a blond-haired, blue-eyed Nordic-looking entity, in the California desert. Adamski would go on to make a career writing and lecturing about the aliens with whom he was “in contact,” thus the term “contactees.”
But in a recent repackaging of a book about another classic contactee case, called “Starfall: I Saved the Life of a Space Alien,” publisher Timothy Green Beckley has pushed the beginnings of the contactee phenomenon back to more than two decades prior to Adamski, to 1920, to be exact, and offers the story of the very first contactee, one Albert Coe. Coe writes about his experiences in a first-person, autobiographical manner, finally revealing what he had promised his alien friend he would keep secret.
A CHANCE ENCOUNTER – WHAT ARE THE ODDS?
“The author’s experience has been lost to time and space,” Beckley explains, “with Coe having passed away several decades ago. But we are determined to provide a legacy for him. This is his story. His cosmic adventure began when he was enjoying some fishing in a remote section of the Canadian woods. He happened to stumble across an alien in distress with a very badly injured leg.”
Coe himself writes that, “I was climbing up the side of an outcropping of rocks. Near the top, I heard a muffled cry for help. I looked around, but could see no one, for the area was thickly overgrown. So I climbed up over the edge and let out a yell. Slightly to the right and ahead of me came an answer: ‘Oh, help, help me.’”
Within minutes, Coe came face-to-face with an alien who looked as human as any one of us. The alleged alien was called “Zret,” a reworking of the letters in “Mister X” spelled backwards and shortened. The alien was close to death and extremely grateful to be lifted out of the narrowing crevice in which he had been trapped. Coe told the alien he was canoeing in the area with a friend and planned to rejoin him soon.
THE SECRET ‘PLANE’
Zret told Coe that he was not himself canoeing but had come to the area in a plane, which was parked in a clearing three or four hundred yards downstream. When Coe offered to help Zret go back to his plane, the offer was declined. Zret finally gave in and agreed to have Coe help him, but on the condition that Coe promised not to divulge to anyone, not even his fishing buddy, anything that had taken place or whatever he might see.
Zret then told Coe a complete fabrication, saying his father had developed a new kind of plane that was still in the experimental stage and highly secret. As sort of a test, Zret’s father had permitted him to use the plane for this fishing trip. With Coe half-supporting and half-carrying Zret over some rough spots, they finally made their way to a small clearing.
“The clearing was not more than seventy or eighty feet wide,” Coe writes, “and near its center stood his ‘plane.’ I had been trying to figure out how to get a plane in or out of there, without hitting a tree or protruding rocks. What secret gimmick could launch one without a runway? I had fully expected to see some type of conventional aircraft, and the reason for the reluctance in my accompanying him became crystal clear, for what I was looking at astounded me!
“A round silver disc, about twenty feet in diameter, was standing on three legs,” he continues, “in the form of a tripod, without propeller, engine, wings or fuselage. He said, ‘Surprised?’ That wasn’t actually the word for it, but I did not press him with questions, realizing he was suffering a great deal of pain.”
Zret then boards the ship. It lifted a few feet above the ground and paused with a slight fluttering and then swiftly rose with effortless ease and was gone. Coe headed back to camp to join his friend. He was left with an uneasy feeling, of witnessing something that did not actually exist, an impression of disconnected sequences only found in dreams.
THE FRIENDSHIP BEGINS AND THE NATURE OF GOD IS DISCUSSED
During the fishing trip rescue incident, Zret had asked Coe for his name and address. Six months later, Coe received a letter from Zret inviting him to lunch. Thus began a lifelong friendship between Coe and Zret in which the alien answered Coe’s numerous questions and provided him with an alien’s perspective on mankind and our struggle with life on Earth.
For example, Coe asked Zret about the nature and reality of God.
“The glimmerings of present religious beliefs or philosophies on your planet,” Zret told him, “stretch into its dim, unrecorded mists of 10,000 years but did not become an obsession of the mind until about 8800 years ago. But its fragmentary principles were nurtured on greed, fear and a lack of complete understanding that eventually developed the mental hybrid which has given life to the millions of gods, totems, images and charms.”
Each of the myriad groupings of men contributed an imaginative piece of this mysterious puzzle of creation and the personification of energy, as godhead, to which he endowed his own exclusive emotion of love and its opposite. Mankind attempted to control his environment through a cajoling or appeasement of these fearful and incomprehensible forces of nature, in the supplication of prayer or ritual of sacrifice.
Each tribe or race created its own “True God” or complex of “True Gods,” and although they all worshipped the same true essence in the Deity, selfishness led to the narrow-minded chaos of intolerance and brutality as each sect has fought to defend or impose on others its own conception of this divinity.
According to Zret, Christian doctrine combines several branches from earlier cosmologies, notably Magi, Egyptian, Babylonian and Hebrew, along with the findings of later Greek philosophers in their diligent search for the primal stuff from which everything is made.
THE DESECRATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Zret seemed to foretell our present struggles with global warming and ecological pollution.
“I cannot but wonder,” he said, “how long this heritage of beauty that nature so lavishly entrusted to the custody of Earthmen will endure. I have watched the green mantles of her hills and forests converted into the green of dollar bills, her sparking waters thoughtlessly desecrated by pollution of population and industry, because it is a convenient and ‘economical’ means of disposal, the birds and magnificence of her wildlife on land and in the sea decimated for profit or sport.”
Zret ponders the possibility that nature, in bringing forth man, may have created one of the greater potentials of destructive force in the universe, if sadistic motivation is coupled to mental genius.
ENCOUNTERING THE SHY PRIMITIVES
Coe was also told of an early pioneering flight to Planet Earth that Zret’s ancient ancestors had made. At one point, shortly after landing, Zret’s people met a group of six Earth children.
“They came forward slowly, hesitantly” Zret recounted, “with several backward glances. Six small, light blue-skinned female children, with brown eyes and straight black hair. All were naked and, although they were very cautious, they seemed a bit more curious than frightened, like a little flock of birds ready to take wing at the first sign of danger.”
Curiosity must have collectively outweighed their fear because shortly one hundred and thirty men, women and children came out of the woods, all of them blue-skinned and scantily clad. Once it was established that both the aliens and the Earthmen had friendly intentions toward one another, the aliens spent the next two weeks with the primitives, developing a kind of sign language that permitted them to communicate.
The primitives were basically nomads without any basic code of law, merely the rule of right by might, just as the more powerful bull of the animals led his herd. There was no religion, but they lived in constant fear of spirits. And everything had a spirit, with very little differential between the living and the dead.
Their perception of the world wavered between reality and hallucination. Due to negative thinking, their sleep was plagued with dreams and nightmares. The swift lunge of the animal, the hiss of the snake, the howling winds and storms, falling trees and rocks to crush them and the agonizing screams of dying comrades filled their nights. They actually gave more credence to the so-called spirit world than to reality, for the objective was something with which they could cope.
The Earth people held the craft of Zret’s ancestors in awe and wonder and would touch it each time they passed it.
“We tried to explain that we had come from one of the stars in the sky,” Zret told Coe, “and this completely mystified them. But they did consider us all the good spirits rolled into one. It came time to move on and they were very reluctant for us to leave. But we told them to watch the sky, for we would return with many of our people to teach and to free them from fear, strife, and want.”
A WEALTH OF CONVERSATION
The foregoing has been but a brief taste of the many wonderful stories and lessons that Zret imparted to Albert Coe. In modern day alien abduction accounts, the aliens speak very little to their “chosen ones,” but in the case of most contactees there is a wealth of conversation and a fountain-like flow of words.
And so it is with Albert Coe and “Starfall: I Saved the Life of a Space Alien.” Zret, in his gratitude to Coe, has not only repaid Coe’s rescuing him, he has given the world a collection of historical anecdotes and philosophical lessons for which we should also be eternally grateful. Albert Coe’s kindness to Zret is also a kindness done to us, the future readers Coe probably never even imagined.
MEANWHILE, SOME STILL HOLD BELIEF IN CRAZED RACIAL EUGENICS THEORY
By Sean Casteel
The cover of this new release from Inner Light/Global Communications pretty much says it all. The book’s title is “Mystic Utopian ‘Supermen,’” with the subtitle “A Private Training Course in the Use of Universal Magnetism and the Mental Control of Others.” The book is a reprint of “Universal Magnetism: Embracing All Human Powers,” from 1924.
What’s here, essentially, is a tutorial on developing one’s “inner Nazi,” learning how to dominate by sheer force of the will using telepathy and mental “magnetism.”
The author is Edmund Shaftesbury, and he was himself a real piece of work. While some of what Shaftesbury teaches is similar to what one might encounter in a 21st century New Age self-help course, there is a darkness hanging over his teachings that it is not possible to dispel. Prolific researcher and author Nick Redfern opens the book with the history of that darkness and the man who conjured it. More about Redfern’s introduction later in this article.
RACIAL SUPERIORITY SIMILAR TO HITLER’S “MASTER RACE”
The cover of “Mystic Utopian Supermen” boasts that the book contains material that exposes the “Dark Side” of the occult. To the modern reader, who rejects outright the teachings of Hitler and his crazed vision of German/Aryan Supermen, it is mainly useful as an historical document.
Like many a cult leader before and after him, Shaftesbury portrays the world as an “Us versus Them” combative state of affairs. The people who follow him develop their personal and psychic capabilities and become “magnetic,” a quality imparted to the Supermen. Those who fail to become magnetic are the “hypnotic,” a lesser class of human whose failings must be avoided by their magnetic superiors. With these teachings, Shaftesbury gathered a following of hundreds of people in his cult and conceivably could have been another Jim Jones.
“There are in fact only two classes of human beings on Earth,” Shaftesbury writes, “and from the beginning of time there have never been more than these two. If you are in the hypnotic class, you cannot be magnetic. And the chances are ninety out of a hundred that you are in the hypnotic class. If you are in the magnetic class by virtue of birth or the gift of Nature, or the result of acquired power through habits that beget it, then you are in a position to go on with these studies.”
One can see that from the outset that Shaftesbury is seeking to create in the minds of his students the notion that they are a privileged minority who can always look down on the hypnotic majority. The hypnotic class falls prey to, ridiculously enough, “eye strain” and “monotony of gaze.” Also, various other forms of monotony, to include “monotony of physical activity” and “monotony of mental activity,” as well as “lapses of mental activity.” Which lead the hypnotic person to the DARK SECTION OF THE MIND – to the Estate of Hell.
To condemn the “non-enlightened” to literal damnation is a sinister form of bigotry, but not unexpected when one considers the darkness of the idea’s source. More about that later.
PEOPLE BECOMING A “COMPLETE MACHINE” AND ATTAINING “HONESTY”
Shaftesbury teaches that the ideal his students should aim for is called the “crystal mind,” or a state of complete mental clarity.
“A complete machine,” he writes, “is a work of the highest skill; it is an example of integrity. Were some part missing or defective, the integrity of its construction would be marred of broken. There is but one item in the moral code of the universe, and that is honesty.
“The Ten Commandments,” he continues, “are different ways of saying, ‘Be honest.’ The criminal codes of the world, with their thousands of restrictions, are all variations of the one command, ‘Be honest.’ The man or woman who is perfectly honest needs no creed, no Decalogue, no code, no religion. Grand and ennobling as all true theology must ever be, it crumbles into dust before the standard of integrity; it pales and is lost in the light of perfect honesty. When a human being has reached that moral stage where nothing can deviate him from this one quality, he has outstripped all others in the race to heaven.”
Shaftesbury foresees a time in the 20th century (obviously proven wrong by the passage of time) when men and women are using their crystal minds and are able to see into the motives of their fellow beings. When that happens, there will be a “burning light” shedding its piercing rays into all brains and hearts, at which point all the criminal codes of the world will have but one interpretation, “Be honest.” The various religions, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, pagan and all, will cluster around the rock-built temple of God, whose every stone bears the whole story of salvation, “Be honest.”
“That we can see minds and motives now,” he writes, “is true. That the faculty is coming rapidly to the front is true. That its development will be far and wide is true. And then it must also be true that humanity, with its guise thrown off, must be honest.”
In a world where people who have attained a crystal mind and can read the thoughts of their fellow man, a certain kind of “honesty” would be inevitable. In an interview I did several years ago with alien abduction researcher Dr. David Jacobs, he talked about how an abductee sometimes develops unwanted psychic abilities after their encounter, including the “gift” of telepathy. He posited that, if the world ever becomes truly telepathic, very few of us could endure not having the privacy of our thoughts.
One must pity the “inferior” hypnotic among us whose minds would be easily read and controlled by the supermen/women Shaftesbury is trying to indoctrinate into his strange and sinister view of humankind. He further believes that by employing the exalted state of the crystal mind he could rebuild the human race and give it “the powers of omniscience and omnipotence, relatively speaking.”
A race of people who are omniscient and omnipotent would indeed be Utopian Supermen, would they not? We should perhaps count ourselves lucky that we remain un-super and continue to be as we were created, without exalted powers of the mind. Nevertheless, would it be possible to use Shaftesbury’s techniques without an ideological agenda? In some morally neutral way that did no harm? One can only wonder.
THE HISTORY OF YET ANOTHER MADMAN
And just who is the prophet of this coming transformation of the human race? The aforementioned Nick Redfern provides an excellent summation of Shaftesbury’s life and legacy in his introduction to “Mystic Utopian Supermen.”
Redfern informs us that Shaftesbury was born in 1852 in Massachusetts as one Webster Edgerly. He would go on to become a social-reform activist who sought to perfect the ultimate human being. Edgerly, having graduated from Boston University’s School of Law in 1876, became obsessed with the idea that via certain highly controversial, and at times distinctly occult-based, techniques largely of his own design, the latent powers of both the human mind and body could be elevated to near superhuman levels. Based on this obsession, Edgerly founded a now-obscure movement that became known as Ralstonism.
Edgerly would proclaim to anyone who would listen that Ralstonism is as “necessary” as food, light, or water.
Redfern quotes Edgerly as boasting that “This movement is the grandest, noblest and already the most far-reaching power that has originated in the present age. Ralstonism is the grandest movement that man is capable of establishing.”
According to the 1900 edition of “The Book of General Membership of the Ralston Health Club,” the letters which comprised the word “Ralston” had their origins in the words Regime, Activity, Light, Strength, Temperance, Oxygen and Nature. Curiously, however, editions of the book published prior to 1900 were credited to one Everett Ralston, a pseudonym of Edgerly’s. The implication was that Ralstonism was named after Edgerly’s wholly fictitious alter ego.
FOR CAUCASIANS WITH NO “IMPURITIES” ONLY
At least in Edgerly’s mind, his disciples, devotees and followers were all the founding members of what he firmly hoped would become a new order – possibly a new race and a new breed of human, even – that would be solely Caucasian-based and completely free from what he disturbingly referred to as “impurities.” His further declared that if Ralstonism was to work successfully and elevate its new Caucasian supermen to truly stratospheric levels, then all non-Caucasian males should be castrated at birth – and with absolutely no exceptions whatsoever.
Edgerly published numerous “self-help” books under yet another pseudonym, Edmund Shaftesbury, and it is the name used for this new Inner Light/Global Communications edition of his book “Universal Magnetism.” His books encompassed such seemingly unconnected issues as diet, exercise, punctuation, sexual magnetism, artistic deep breathing, facial expressions, and even, strangely enough, ventriloquism. He also founded the Magnetism Club of America, which was established with the intent of giving its members mental power over others by way of what he termed “Personal Magnetism.”
In the book that concerns us here, Edgerly outlines how the procedures that had to be followed to ensure such personal power could be successfully attained and maintained:
“The better way is to train the will at home and alone, always basing it on some principle in the study of magnetism. With this in view, seclude yourself so as to be free from disturbing influences.”
Further along, Edgerly praises another of his books, called “In Operations of the Other Mind,” by saying, “Against the growing errors, vagaries, morbid theories, occult teachings, and wild beliefs that are darkening present-day life, depressing the mind, weakening the nerves, preying on the health, and creating gloomy forebodings, this work comes as an inspiring guide and a practical instructor. It has been our wish and purpose to make this course of training one of the most important and valuable ever published. So, into the book we have put the great study ‘HOW TO EMPTY THE MIND.’ Recall the countless times you have been mentally upset, worried and bothered with troubles. Think of what it would have meant – and will mean – to know how to cast off all such mental torture out of your mind. The relief and peace of mind this one study alone can bring you can be worth thousands of dollars.”
Another of the stranger aspects of Ralstonism was the dietary regulations handed down by Edgerly. For example, watermelons, which he one day decided were somehow poisonous to Caucasians, as, supposedly, were pickles, crabs, cranberries, cookies, tea and “anything with crisp surfaces.” It was only through a strict dietary regimen and regular physical exercise that a perfect body, and the ability to “read” and control the minds of others, could be firmly achieved, he told his followers. Essentially, eating right was part of what was required for the sake of developing “mind control” powers that could be used to mentally oppress the weaker people found outside of the Ralston community.
Between 1894 and 1895, Edgerly purchased areas of farmland in New Jersey on which he built a large and imposing house intended to contain a whole community of Ralstonites which he envisioned as becoming the heart and soul of a futuristic metropolis that would be christened the City of Ralston. None of this came to pass, however.
A CRAZY RACIST AHEAD OF HIS TIME
Nevertheless, according to Redfern’s introduction, Edgerly was certainly a visionary ahead of his time – albeit without doubt a deranged and racist visionary. Edgerly died in 1926, in Trenton, New Jersey, and his theories predated the later racist/eugenic principles but forth many years later by Hitler in the 1930s.
Hitler’s Nazi Germany held that the collective Germanic and Nordic populations were the closest thing that existed to a pure race. This particular philosophy of hatred had its origins in a 19th century scenario that placed African Bushmen and Australian Aborigines at the foot of the ladder and the Nordics firmly at the very top. Aside from in the minds of those racists that adhered to the theory (and who, in some cases, still adhere to it), it was utterly lacking in any scientific merit.
As was the case with Edgerly, the Nazis were also as fascinated with the occult as they were with the concept of creating the perfect superman.
Redfern contributes even more on the history of “supermen” and the occult, to include beliefs practiced by the Nazis, Josef Stalin and others who sought to control the world in absolute terms.
And while we cannot recommend “Mystic Utopian Supermen” as a work of common decency that the average person could embrace in good conscience, the reader may find some of the advice the book gives interesting on a personal level. Does any of it strike you as being true, once it is removed from its ugly, racist, mind control context? Is there anything useful to learn here? It is a conundrum for the individual reader to decide on his own, even as he resigns himself gratefully to an “un-super” existence.
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