OUR HOLLOW EARTH — A PLACE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL?

By Sean Casteel

Timothy Green Beckley’s “Our Hollow Earth: An Inner World Paradise, Or a Gateway to Hell?”

Do heaven and hell actually exist as physical locations? Can one step outside of the boundaries of religious and cultural conditioning that for millennia have told us that the two places exist outside the physical realm as places to be found only in spiritual dimensions that are unreachable by the living?

Timothy Green Beckley and his stable of venerable writers and researchers invite you to consider the possibility that the territories we think of as the afterlife – the dichotomies of heaven and hell – are in fact physical places concealed throughout eternity in the bowels of the Earth. 

This is the theme of Beckley’s latest group project, the book called “Our Hollow Earth: An Inner World Paradise, Or A Gateway To Hell?” Since the book provides excellent arguments to support either case, it is up to the reader to determine which authors’ testimonies are more credible.

Beckley’s introduction pulls no punches when he writes: “Frankly, the text books – the truth according to our ‘experts’ – are all wrong! If you think life exists only on the surface of the planet, you have been listening to the ‘party line’ way too long, for there are those who see the Earth as being multilayered, and that what goes on ‘above’ definitely goes on ‘below’ – and maybe more so to the extreme.”

THE NOTION OF HELL BENEATH US

Richard Shaver wrote about an ancient race of beings that he called the Dero who moved underground eons ago when the surface world became inhospitable for them.

“One case for an Inner Earth hell,” Beckley continues, “is found in the wickedly profound tales of one Richard S. Shaver, who claimed he knew about a race of underground beings he called the Dero. For eons, the Dero had been polluting humankind’s minds with murderous thoughts and were responsible for plagues, ‘natural’ disasters, wars and all manner of evil deeds. They inflicted these woes upon humankind through the use of ancient laser-like ‘stem rays’ shot forth from their cavernous dwellings, hidden out of sight below the very bottoms of our feet.”

According to Beckley, Shaver said there was a real hell and it was located not in some mythical place but down below, right beneath us, toward the center of the earth. Like it or not, fundamentalist “scholars” tell us quite clearly that hell is for real and located inside the earth, making reference to Ephesians 4:9, which says of Jesus: “Now in saying that He ascended, what does it mean but that He also descended into the LOWER PARTS OF THE EARTH?” The reports of some who have experienced a Near Death Experience say they were thrown into the fiery lakes of hell and that “this place seems to be UNDERGROUND or WITHIN THE EARTH in some way.”

Shaver’s belief in a literal, physical hell was the result of demonic voices in his head.

“From as far back as I can remember,” Shaver writes, “there were the voices. They weren’t there all the time, but they were there enough that they played an important role in my early childhood development. At first I thought that everyone heard the voices. I thought there was nothing strange about being awakened at night with the hideous screams of someone being torn limb from limb ringing in your ears. I thought it was normal to hear the maniacal laughing of an invisible someone who thought it was a fine joke to see an innocent soul run down by a speeding train. I thought everyone knew that the voices were with us all of the time, watching, waiting, and scheming for our bloody deaths. But I was wrong. It seemed that I was the only one who heard the voices. I learned quickly not to talk about them, lest I be thought a maniac.”

Shaver’s voices gradually faded from his life and became only a distant childhood memory. They returned, however, when he was an adult working at an auto plant in Detroit. He began to hear them through the noise of the machinery, conversing among themselves about gleefully tearing the skin off a woman as she screamed for mercy or causing cars and planes to crash. 

“From as far back as I can remember,” Shaver writes, “there were the voices. I thought there was nothing strange about being awakened at night with the hideous screams of someone being torn limb from limb ringing in your ears.”

He concluded he must be quite insane, quit his job, began to live a hobo life and took to alcohol to try to block the voices out. He found himself confined to a prison or mental hospital – he seems unclear on which – and came to believe the voices came from people living in caves beneath the institution where he was incarcerated, tormenting him and the other prisoners with strange technologies he compared to some kind of x-rays.

Shaver writes: “My problems, I realized, did not stem from some kind of mental impairment. I wasn’t crazy in the traditional sense, even though at times I felt like I was being driven mad by the hateful rays that were being beamed at me by the people below. No, I was sane in an insane world.

“I have often wondered,” he continues, “how many people who have been institutionalized because they were diagnosed as crazy were in fact victims, such as myself, of the damnable rays. Did they themselves think that they were insane because of the voices they heard in their heads and voluntarily committed themselves? Even today I still wonder if most forms of mental illness are not actually insidious attacks from the world below.”

Over time, perhaps as a method of coping with the voices, Shaver began to develop a myth or a narrative to explain them. He writes about the coming of the “Titans,” a humanoid race that migrated from their home planet and settled on Earth long before mankind was created. The Titans created the first civilization on the Earth, a social and scientific utopia that has never been equaled since.

But there came a time when the sun began to flare in dangerous ways and Earth was flooded with world-destroying radiation. The Titans had no choice but to flee, but some of them stubbornly refused to abandon their homes and instead moved underground or beneath the seas. They took their great machines and scientific knowledge with them, in hopes of someday finding a solution to the solar radiation and returning to live on the Earth’s surface.

But even deep within the Earth, the solar radiation continued to affect them. They tried moving deeper into the planet, but to no avail.

“Those who did not die immediately,” Shaver writes, “suffered genetic damage that was passed down from generation to generation. Eventually, this once mighty race was reduced to mutated horrors, retarded in intelligence and social structure. Worse still, these monstrosities still had access to the self-repairing machines of their ancestors. But instead of using them for their intended purposes, they used them to satisfy their sick, twisted desires. These are the demons of ancient myth and folklore.”

They are the masters of a very REAL Hell! 

IS THE CENTER OF THE EARTH TEEMING WITH LIFE?

Of course, stories about various locales inside the Earth are nothing new. Unlike Shaver’s tales of the demonic Dero who inhabit a cavern world, the inhabitants of the actual Hollow Earth, located at the planet’s core, are also said to be peaceful in countenance, but wish to keep their existence a secret for fear that the surface “warmongers” will want to invade.

A few years ago, when Beckley reprinted the long out-of-print edition and expanded upon the original version of “The Smoky God And Other Inner Earth Mysteries,” he knew going in that there isn’t anything new under the sun – even the central sun said to light the interior of our planet!

The story of the Smoky God is dramatic and tells of a fantastic journey by father and son to a place inhabited by gentle giants. In contrast to the rather admittedly demented Richard Shaver, who made no effort to conceal his hearing voices inside his head, voices that drove him nearly insane (he is said to have been locked in an insane asylum for several years), most of the tales of a Hollow Earth are rather benign. As a further example, one need only examine the works of Tibetan mystic T. Lobsang Rampa, who called the paradise located in the Inner Earth “Agharta.” Beckley’s Global Communications publishing house has republished many of Rampa’s books in excellent new editions.

THE DARKNESS OF THE HUMAN ELEMENT

Admiral Richard E. Byrd.

But the story of the Inner Earth does not always involve supernatural entities like demons or highly-evolved, benevolent, heavenly personages. There is also plenty of everyday human evil thrown into the mix. Take the story of Admiral Byrd, for instance, about whom many questions remain.

Admiral Richard E. Byrd is thought of as an iconic American hero. But what was he concealing from the public, and why did he swear to secrecy a handpicked group from among the crews that accompanied him on his polar expeditions?

In 1938, the Nazis asked Byrd to join their expedition to the North Pole, which the admiral quite naturally declined. The Nazis went there without him, seeking to make contact with a hidden race of supermen by finding a doorway into the Hollow Earth that was believed to exist in the icy northern wastelands. Did the Nazis succeed in making that contact? Did they get alien assistance in building their own disc-shaped aircraft?

Investigator Tim Cridland has delved deeply into the death of President Kennedy and the existence of a Hollow Earth.

Ace Fortean advocate Tim Cridland presents not only photographic proof of the existence of massive holes at the North and South Poles, which are usually covered with a thick cloud layer, thus disguising the entrances there, but also explores the close connection between a member of the Byrd family and the assassination of a beloved president. 

The admiral’s cousin, David Harold Byrd, was an oil-rich financier from Texas who funded some of Admiral Byrd’s earlier polar expeditions. By virtue of his wealth, Harold Byrd was part of the inner circle of the rich and powerful in Texas, which included Lyndon Johnson and John Connelly. Did the secret cabal somehow have a hand in the assassination of John F. Kennedy? Was the conspiracy of murder birthed in a Houston hotel room?

In any case, to many in the UFO and conspiracy theory communities, Admiral Richard E. Byrd is not merely some benign fatherly figure smiling at us from the pages of 20th century history. While Byrd is commonly thought of as a national hero and a courageous explorer of the forbidding wastelands of the Polar Regions, those who look a little deeper soon discover a disturbing darkness and subterfuge that entangles the American icon in many a wicked web.

MICAH HANKS ON THE NAZI CONNECTION

From the darkness surrounding Byrd, his cousin and the JFK assassination, we move along to what may be even darker terrain, as described by author and podcaster Micah Hanks.

Ohio State University scientists claim to have located some kind of “gravitational anomaly” located below Wilkes Land, Antarctica.

“It’s one of the most famous conspiracies,” Hanks writes, “associated with the end of the Second World War: that a group of Nazis escaped to Antarctica, where they had a secret base established to aid in the furtherance of their top secret flying saucer development program. Such tales have been the stuff of legends for decades now, and the persistence of rumors like these offer an alternative to popular theories about alien visitors that remain a hallmark of modern UFO lore.”

Hanks refers to a 2006 discovery by Ohio State University scientists who claim to have located some kind of “gravitational anomaly” located below Wilkes Land, Antarctica. It was later speculated in the tabloid press that the anomaly could be the long-sought “secret Nazi UFO base” in question.

There is some legitimacy to this idea, according to Hanks, stemming from the fact that the Nazis did mount an expedition to the South Pole in 1938-39, though there is no proof they attempted to establish a more permanent stronghold there. Ironically, according to Hanks, the idea of Nazi UFOs in Antarctica has less to do with anything the Nazis actually did than with what Admiral Byrd himself said about it.

Hanks quotes from a 1947 interview with Byrd, published in a Chilean newspaper, thusly: “The admiral stated that he didn’t want to frighten anyone unduly but that it was a bitter reality that, in case of a new war, the continental United States would be attacked by flying objects which could fly from pole to pole at incredible speeds.”

“As one can see,” Hanks continues, “such wording easily lends itself to the idea of a connection between the Nazi UFO mythos and something going on at the South Pole.”

THE HOLLOW EARTH AS CLASSIC LITERATURE

Photo purports to show opening at the North Pole.

Jules Verne’s 1864 novel, “Journey To The Center Of The Earth,” is often credited with being the first book to deal with the concept that the Earth could possibly be hollow. But, in actuality, Verne’s classic tome was written about a hundred years after the release of a book that purports to be a real account of the author’s exploits in the underworld.

As far as is known, Niels Klim’s “Underground Travels,” originally published in Danish as “Nicolai Klimii Iter Subterraneum” (1741), is a purportedly real journey as described by the author, Ludvig Holberg. It is being published here in English by Global Communications without tampering or unneeded editing. The complete title in English is: “NIELS KLIM’S JOURNEY UNDER THE GROUND, BEING A NARRATIVE OF HIS WONDERFUL DESCENT TO THE SUBTERRANEAN LANDS, TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE SENSIBLE ANIMALS AND TREES.

Ludvig Holberg is the most eminent writer among the Danes in the 18th century. University-educated and well-traveled, he wrote treatises on law as well as histories, satires and comedies.

“There are many persons of both sexes in my country who believe in fairies and supernatural beings and who are ready to swear that that they have been conveyed by spirits to hills and mountain caves,” writes Holberg.

The work starts with a foreword that assures the reader that everything in the story is a real account of the title character’s exploits in the Underworld. The story begins in the Norwegian harbor town of Bergen in 1664, after Klim returns from Copenhagen, where he has studied philosophy and theology at the University of Copenhagen and graduated magna cum laude. His curiosity drives him to investigate a strange cave in a mountainside above the town, which sends out regular gusts of warm air. He ends up falling down the hole, and after a while he finds himself floating in free space.

Klim, the hero of the tale, is said to be transported to the world underground, where he meets with some “surprising” adventures. Many strange creatures inhabit this new world. Trees are introduced that have the power of speech and musical instruments discuss questions of philosophy and finance.

It is thought that the hollow Earth is a lush tropical paradise that very likely houses an assortment of animal life and possibly an advanced race of humans.

This introduction is followed by a short section called “Apologetic Preface,” in which descendants of Klim the Great add a prefix to the new edition where they swear to the authenticity of the story and seek to amend the bad reputation with which the publisher has unfairly been burdened by readers who believe the book is all fantasy.

Whether or not one lends total belief to the story told by Holberg and Klim, it is in any case a fascinating tale of adventure, redemption and coming to know one’s true self in a world previously unknown to mortal man.

“Our Hollow Earth” also includes a chapter by Hercules Invictus, a frequent contributor among Beckley’s writers. Hercules writes about the physical heaven and hell as described in Greek mythology. The Rivers of the Underworld, also an element of Greek mythology, are neatly summarized by Deanna Jaxine Stinson. Deanna’s husband, Paul Dale Roberts, recounts the story of a cave in Guatemala reputed to be an entrance to a Hollow World where the UFO occupants are said to reside. Scott Corrales covers similar territory in the wider exploration of Latin American entrances to the Underworld.

Beliefs in and about the Hollow Earth span the centuries and cut across all cultural and metaphysical lines. If you’re new to the subject, “Our Hollow Earth: An Inner World Paradise, Or A Gateway to Hell?” will provide the introductory overview that will start your education along the right path. If you’re a longtime student of the strange, you owe it to yourself to read the contributions from writers of the present time along with the resurrection of Ludvig Holberg’s breezily fascinating 18th century adventure story, which you likely are unaware of.

Just what IS down there? Is there an unseen enemy beneath our feet, threatening to conquer us with mind-blowing wicked technology when they feel the time is right? Or is there some gentle race of Inner Earth inhabitants who guard their secret paradise from us savages here on the surface?  

The complete duality of the Hollow Earth mystery inevitably gives one pause, does it not?

Sean Casteel

SUGGESTED READING:

OUR HOLLOW EARTH: AN INNER WORLD PARADISE, OR A GATEWAY TO HELL?

SUBTERRANEAN WORLDS INSIDE EARTH by Tim Beckley

BEST OF THE HOLLOW HASSLE by Mary Jane Martin and Tim R. Swartz

RICHARD SHAVER: REALITY OF THE INNER EARTH by Tim R. Swartz

ADMIRAL BYRD’S SECRET JOURNEY BEYOND THE POLES by Tim R. Swartz

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ALIEN INFESTATIONS – UFO BASES AND STRONGHOLDS EXIST ALL AROUND US!

By Sean Casteel

Alien Strongholds on Earth, by Timothy Beckley and Sean Casteel.

In his tireless quest to discover and reveal the truth underlying the UFO phenomenon, Timothy Green Beckley has turned over yet another stone. This time, Beckley has assembled his usual suspects (which, in the interest of full disclosure, includes myself) and put together a book on hidden alien bases from which the UFO occupants may be operating.

The book is called “Alien Strongholds on Earth: Secret UFO Bases Exist All Around Us,” and Beckley’s introduction sets up his concept quite skillfully.

“They are said to walk among us,” Beckley writes. “And, if this is true, surely they have to be living nearby, even if in seclusion.”

Beckley explains that he has been collecting information on underground and undersea alien bases for decades, trashing some reports and reserving judgment on some others that seem more likely to be plausible. “Alien Strongholds on Earth” is an attempt to present the more believable stories that have come to Beckley’s attention.

One theme Beckley strenuously drives home is the possibly localized nature of these hidden bases.

 “There is evidence that human-looking ETs,” he writes, “may be living right down the road from you, hidden in some secluded base of operations. They have been seen to emerge from a landed craft and then observed in the checkout line of the local supermarket the next day. Should they be ‘found out’ and followed into the parking lot a few feet away, they are seen to vanish right before the eyes of stunned witnesses.”

MOUNTAIN BASES AND THEIR WICKED SECRETS

The Superstition Mountains in Arizona have a long history of UFO-related events.

Beckley has divided the book into seven sections, with each section covering a different aspect of hidden alien bases as researched by his team of authors. In one section, cleverly quoting the 1960s folk song “Go Tell It On The Mountains,” as made popular by the trio Peter, Paul and Mary, cases involving mountain bases are examined.

Beckley himself, by way of example, contributes a chapter to this section on the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, a region which he feels has a sinister power all is own.   

According to Beckley: “One place you should really stay as far away from as possible is Arizona’s Superstition Mountains. True, there are all sorts of stories which maintain that vast tunnels containing millions of dollars in hidden treasure, left by the Spanish and protected by the Indians, are available for the ‘lucky’ treasure hunter, but so far there have been so many strange deaths – murders, actually – and disappearances in the Superstition Mountain range that you’re better off alive and poor, rather than dead and potentially rich. Here is a rather hair-raising rundown of some of the weird events which have taken place in the Superstitions over the course of many years. Some of the base activity is above ground – other activity goes on below the surface. How deep? We really can’t say for certain.

“There is a dark element, indeed, about this area. Mind-controlling aspects of the paranormal are evident. We know from past research that the Ultra-terrestrials are capable of a mental hold on us if they are so determined.

“A few years back,” Beckley continues, “I was on the History Channel’s ‘UFO Hunters’ show, hosted by Bill Birnes. One of the researchers I traveled with was reptilian ‘mastermind’ John Rhodes, who has been chasing after serpent-like inner earth beings who have massive headquarters underground throughout the Southwest. He told me that the Superstition Mountains in particular concerned him because of all the negative UFO related events in the area.

“I requested a description of the type of beings we should be on the lookout for and Rhodes provided me with this list of qualifying features:

http://www.reptoids.com/

Beaded or scored skin like a lizard or serpent. The scales (scutes) are larger on broad areas such as the back and chest. The hands, face and other malleable areas of the body have small scales that allow finer flexing.  

  • A slightly large, slightly back sloping cranium (sometimes appearing conical) with two bony ridges that begin near the brow region of the forehead and extend backwards.
     
  • Two slit or almond shaped eyes with either vertical or circular pupils (Vertical indicates adaptation to low light environments, circular to near surface or lighted environments.) 
     
  • Two ears (small holes) one on each side of their heads that may or may not be covered by thin scales.
     
  • A flat and wide nose with a very little bridge area in between. 
     
  • Lipless mouths with varying dentition.
     
  • Very muscular and trim torso with strong arms and legs.
     
  • Four to 6 digits of each hand covered by fine scales. 
     
  • Tails that have been seen to be as long as four feet to as small as 18 inches. Some do not have tails at all, only a small bump at the base of the spine.

Independent verification of reptilian activity in the vicinity has come our way via Marcus Lowth, writing for Listverse.com

Allegedly, Reptilians are a dangerous alien species that are bent on the domination of Earth.

“The valleys around the Superstition Mountains in Arizona are popular with hikers,” Lowth writes. “They are also popular, if you believe the reports, with reptilian humanoid creatures that like to abduct people and take them into their base deep within the mountains. One particular account, that of a woman known in the report only as ‘Angie,’ is particularly bizarre and harrowing. While enjoying a walk around the valleys, something she did regularly, Angie was suddenly confronted by a person in a strange mask trying to scare her. It was only when she realized the mask was actually a real face, and the person was some kind of strange reptile-like creature, that the fright turned to absolute terror, and she blacked out.

“The next thing she realized, she was sitting behind the wheel of her car, driving it toward her home, with no memory as to what happened. She would spend the next several days locked away in her apartment, scared and confused.

“It was only when she sought help through hypnotic regression that the encounter come back to her. She had come to in a strange cavern inside the mountain. She was surrounded by several of the reptilian creatures. She was on a table in the middle of the room, naked and tied down. As one of the beastly beings approached her, she blacked out again. Although the regression did not reveal it, Angie believed she was raped by the creature before being brought back to her car.”

AN UNDERGROUND BASE CONCEALING  THE POWER TO CONTROL MINDS?

Those who have dared brave the shadows of the Superstition Mountains say that there is something that puts evil in the minds of people who go into the mountains in search of the Lost Dutchman Mines.

Probably the richest treasure yet to be found by man is located somewhere within the bowels of the Earth in these mysterious mountains. In searching for this treasure, many people have been killed; many others have died of mysterious causes; while still others have met death at the hands of fellow prospectors who crave one of the Earth’s greatest treasures – GOLD!

Indeed just what is it that makes men go stark raving mad upon the mountains that make up the great Superstition Range? Is it the bloodthirsty lust for this precious metal or something far more sinister and perhaps supernatural?

Benjamin M. Ferrira of Honolulu, Hawaii, told staff reporter Jack Karie of the Arizona Republic, while serving a sentence in jail for the killing of his gold-seeking partner on April 19, 1959 that:

“There is something that happens to the minds of people going into that mountain to look for gold. People just get started hating each other – first thing you know they’re at each other’s throats.

“It didn’t make sense! There’s something there on that mountain that makes men foolish. I know from experience – from a very sad experience – that mountain does things to the minds of men. At least I think I went completely nuts – one time I thought those canyon walls were moving in on me.”

Some months later, in November, Laven Rowlee of Phoenix was shot to death by Ralph Thomas after a life and death struggle that took place just southeast of the famous Weaver’s Needle, named for its discoverer Pauline Weaver. Mrs. Thomas asserted, according to a special report in the Arizona Republic, that Rowlee first approached the couple “jabbering something about us trying to kill him – he said my husband was an FBI agent. I really didn’t understand what he was talking about. It sounded like a lot of gibberish.”

After Rowlee attacked the couple, they somehow managed to grab his gun and overpower him. As the two proceeded to march Rowlee to a nearby prospector’s camp, he screamed, “I’ve got another one.” Thinking Rowlee meant a gun, Thomas fired and knocked Rowlee down with a shot from his own hand weapon.

Rowlee died a few hours later.

“The stories coming out of this area,” Beckley writes, “from those who have seen the vast mountain range and know its innermost secrets, often reveal strange circumstances which refuse to be put to rest. Many of them could well be the product of overworked imaginations caused by the hot desert sun and the fearful winds that howl through the mountain passes like the sound of those from another world beckoning to those that dare set foot on its sacred ground.”

THEY LIVE AMONG US, FOR GOOD OR EVIL

The “Friendship case” was a decades-long series of alien encounters in and around Pescara, Italy, from 1956 through the 1970s.

The frightening brushes with something wicked in the Superstition Mountains can be contrasted with a famous case from the 1950s, often called “The Friendship” case, that began in Italy and remains unsolved to the present day.

The case features human-looking aliens and is touted as the incredible story of mass contact between humans and aliens. Normally, people thought the contactees were a small group. But in 1956, there was a contact case involving hundreds of people. Several of them came forward and told their story to the late Italian researcher and author Stefano Breccia. 

The eyewitnesses told Breccia that the beings spoke perfect Italian. The beings explained that the Earth had been created for a positive purpose and that man was turning everything into evil. The level of human morality is considerably lower than that of the aliens, who had come to ensure that the situation with mortal man didn’t get completely out of control. The beings had not come to conquer but instead emphasized that all things required love and respect and that everything should be done in accordance with those principles. The ETs were familiar with Earth’s history and its differing religions.

Many of the aliens involved with the Friendship case were very tall, including one who was reportedly almost 15 feet tall.

They had already been on Earth for many years, they told Breccia, living at secret bases in various places on the planet. They preferred not to reveal themselves publicly because people weren’t ready for open contact. Breccia himself met many of the aliens, some of them very tall, including one alien who has 15 feet tall and was photographed towering over some trees in the background. The aliens were given the name “W-56s,” because the year they revealed themselves to their communal followers was 1956. They sometimes communicated telepathically and at other times through crystal radio sets. The W-56s are a confederation of different people coming from throughout the known universe. Earth holds a mystical appeal to them since it is one of a tiny number of planets on which conscious life exists.

Having established a base in Pascara, Italy, the W-56s asked for help from the humans, requesting industrial quantities of fruit and vegetables of all kinds. After taking delivery of a truckload of vegetables, the truck driver was lured away by human beings to have coffee, at which point the aliens teleported the goods off the truck. The driver was surprised to return and find the truck was already empty.

There were believed to be similar human/alien communal bases in Germany, Chile and Russia in the 1950s. Jealousy and competition soon erupted, and the beings admonished the humans to “stay united.”

The W-56s also revealed the existence of an enormous undersea base in the depths of the Adriatic, almost in contact with the continental shelf. Many smaller bases are located closer to the surface. Meanwhile, topside, according to Breccia, “Our friends are living inside small bases or plainly within our environment. As far as I know, all of them are humanlike, with only minor differences, height among them.”

There are bases near Pascara on the Adriatic Coast, which are difficult for Breccia to describe because of technology we don’t understand. But there are no fixed entries into them. When necessary, a passageway is opened, then closed, and everything goes back to the “status quo.” One large base had a ceiling 300 meters high, and sometimes it rained inside the base.

 “A lot of our Friends are living among us,” Breccia said, “interacting at ease with our society, having Earth identities.”

ALIEN BASES HIDDEN IN THE SEAS

UFO researcher Preston Dennett.

Researcher Preston Dennett has written more than 20 books and over 100 articles on UFOs and paranormal phenomena. One of those books, “Undersea UFO Base: An In-Depth Investigation,” reveals a great deal of information on a suspected undersea base off the coast of Malibu in Los Angeles County in Southern California. Dennett spoke to us about his research and why he continues to believe there is a definite undersea “presence” in the area.

 “There are many reasons why I think there might be a base off the coast of Southern California,” Dennett said. “The area is very deep, in places up to a mile deep, so there is plenty of room for a base. The number one reason why I think there might be an undersea base is the huge number of USO [Unidentified Submersible Objects] accounts in a sharply defined area over a long period of time. I have documented over 70 UFO cases and 70 USO accounts from the 1920s to the present day. In these cases, objects are seen diving into the water or coming out of the water, sometimes both.

 “There are several instances,” he continued, “in which boats are targeted by USOs that travel directly beneath them, sometimes causing the electronics on the boats to fail. The objects have been seen to move underwater at high speeds. The witnesses include police officers, the Coast Guard, Navy officers, lifeguards, fishermen, residents, tourists and more. The USO activity is well-known among the locals. The question is, why? Could there be a base?”

SHIPS ARISING FROM THE OCEAN DEPTHS      

Dennett says that another argument for an undersea base has to do with “mass sightings” in the region. Some of the UFO/USO cases involve “UFO fleets” with dozens of UFOs, and, in a few cases, hundreds of objects. In these cases, he explained, the UFOs were seen coming from below, not above.

 “Where are all these UFOs coming from? If there’s not an undersea base,” Dennett quipped, “there’s a parking lot down there.” 

And still a third reason Dennett believes in the reality of an undersea base is the large amount of “whistleblower” accounts he has unearthed over the years. People who claim to have worked in intelligence or within the Top Secret area have spoken about a tunnel which leads from Area 51 in Nevada to Edwards Air Force Base in California and on out to sea in the Santa Catalina/San Pedro Channel area.

“Other whistleblowers say that there is an undersea Navy base in this area,” he added, “and one claims that it is occupied by both grays and humans.”

THE MYSTERY OF THE “MALIBU ANOMALY”

The “Malibu Anomaly.”

Perhaps the most compelling reason for this belief is something called “The Malibu Anomaly,” an artificial-looking undersea structure located off the coast of Malibu. The anomaly was first given public attention by researcher Robert Stanley in 2010. Dennett first heard about the structure in January 2013, from a private researcher who went by the pseudonym “Maxwell” and informed him of the anomaly’s location. The following year, Maxwell used Google applications to obtain photos of the anomaly and published the photos, which quickly went viral on the Internet.

 “The so-called Malibu Anomaly,” Dennett said, “has three main features that make it look artificial: It has a smooth flat top. It has what appears to be a row of giant columns or pillars. And it also has what appears to be a tunnel leading undersea or underground.”

Dennett provided further details.

 “The Malibu Anomaly,” he went on, “is located about six miles off the coast of Malibu beneath about 2000 feet of water. The object itself is huge, with a roof about 1.35 to 2.45 miles wide. The roof is an estimated 500 feet thick, supported by massive pillars about 600-700 feet tall. The tunnel entrance is about 2,700 feet wide. By coincidence or not, the Malibu Anomaly is located directly in the center of the greatest level of USO activity.”

Skeptics admit the object is inarguably there, but contend that the structure is something natural, not an artificial work made by intelligent design. Meanwhile, Dennett received a second-hand report from an elder of the Native American Chumash tribe, who have lived in this area for many thousands of years.          

“The elder said they know about the ‘structure’ and that it was there long before the Chumash,” Dennett said. “They have no idea who built it. However big the base is, it has to be big enough to hold at least 200 UFOs at one time.”

BUT THERE IS MUCH MORE TO THE UFO BASES STORY

 “Alien Strongholds on Earth” also includes stories of alien bases “hidden in plain sight” in Virginia, near Washington, D.C., as well as in the vast desert areas of the U.S. The deserts are given thorough coverage by Beckley and his stalwarts Regan Lee, Diane Tessman and Scott Corrales.  

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One section, coauthored by Beckley and his longtime artist/collaborator, Carol Ann Rodriguez, recounts an adventure the two friends shared in the jungles of Mexico, where they visited pyramids said to conceal ET bases and from which issued the strange voices of alien spirits. Another friend of Beckley’s, the late Donald Worley, writes about small communities throughout the world that have become “infested” by an alien presence that has established hidden bases at out-of-the-way rural locations.

But the book offers even more, like the notion that the Greek gods and their home on Mount Olympus might be an ancient rendering of an alien mountain base, as Hercules Invictus, a writer steeped in the subject of Greek mythology, makes a case for here.

Briton Nigel Watson writes about the Nazis and their search for the underground base of the Aryan “gods,” whose assistance they sought in their scheme to conquer the world, a base perhaps located in Antarctica. Meanwhile, the well-known Tim R. Swartz reveals the history of military mind control experiments during which helpless victims – who may also be alien abductees – are taken to hidden bases where humans and aliens work side-by-side on their dark agenda. And Beckley teams up with crystal skull expert Joshua Shapiro for a chapter on the alien presence hidden high in the Andes Mountains, as well as such Peruvian landmarks as the famous and familiar Nazca lines, which are an obvious remnant of the UFO occupants from ancient times that may have served as an aboveground base.

When one reads “Alien Strongholds on Earth” and studies the accumulated research and evidence collected by Beckley’s people, one may feel obliged to concede Beckley’s overriding concept: that alien bases exist all around us, in our deserts, mountains and oceans, as well as possibly in our own neighborhoods.

Regardless if the Ultra-terrestrials come from the far reaches of space or are the product of some much closer parallel universe, they seem to make themselves comfortable whenever and wherever possible, just as nicely situated here on Earth, in most cases, as they would be back at “home.”

Sean Casteel

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UNDERGROUND ALIEN BASES: FLYING SAUCERS COME FROM INSIDE THE EARTH by Commander X

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THE DULCE WARS: UNDERGROUND ALIEN BASES AND THE BATTLE FOR PLANET EARTH 

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MR. UFO’S SECRET FILES — Our YouTube channel with over 400 interviews 

NIKOLA TESLA, THE UNKNOWN “HEALER”

Few Know Of His Discovery Of A Strange “Purple” Energy Plates”

By Sean Casteel

 ·         Read the story of how legendary inventor Nikola Tesla inspired an associate named Ralph Bergstresser to harness the purple healing rays of the universe to treat many forms of illness and pain.  

·         Can simple purple aluminum plates serve to cure the ills of those who use them to ease their suffering? There are many that say they can and who offer themselves as living proof that the method works!  

·         Authors Tim R. Swartz and Timothy Green Beckley have long been searching for the truth behind the mystery of Nikola Tesla. Are we to add the words “healer” to Tesla’s long list of accomplishments?  

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The Miracle of Nikola Tesla’s Purple Energy Plates

When I finished reading the latest Tesla-related book from Timothy Green Beckley’s Inner Light/Global Communications publishing house, entitled The Miracle of Nikola Tesla’s Purple Energy Plates,” I was reminded of a cartoon in The New Yorker Magazine from several years back.  

The cartoon depicted two scientists gazing at a blackboard with a complicated equation etched in chalk, the kind of exercise in higher mathematics that leaves most laypeople utterly baffled and uncomprehending. Amid the sea of numbers and mathematical symbols are written the words “Then a miracle happens.” One scientist points at the words on the chalkboard and says, “Maybe this step should be a little more specific?”  

Like most New Yorker cartoons, it’s not exactly a knee-slapper, but it still helps to illustrate how one may respond to The Miracle of Nikola Tesla’s Purple Energy Plates,” authored by Tim R. Swartz and the aforementioned Timothy Green Beckley.  

The titular purple plates combine the two factors illustrated in the New Yorker cartoon – advanced scientific calculations that are kick-started into reality by a miracle.  

 UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF THE FBI 

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FBI document about the death of Nikola Tesla.

The book opens with some remarks from Swartz, who recounts that after Tesla’s death in 1943 the FBI confiscated all the late scientist’s papers and notes from the hotel room in which he lived out his final impoverished days.  

In recently declassified FBI files, according to Swartz, “There is mention of Ralph Bergstresser a friend of Tesla’s who reported to the FBI his concern that foreign agents may have targeted Tesla to steal his notes and inventions, or possibly even kidnap him.”    

Bergstresser’s relationship with Tesla is important because he is the actual inventor of the purple plates that were a later product of Tesla’s medical experiments in “electro-magnetic healing.”  

The reader will of course recognize that Tesla is the genius who gave us alternating current and a wealth of other vital inventions that we now take for granted. But the new book focuses on just the purple plates and their healing powers, that mysterious blend of technology with the seemingly miraculous. 

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The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla, By Tim R. Swartz

It should perhaps be pointed out that Tim Swartz has long been associated with the life and study of Nikola Tesla. His previous work, The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla,” has gone through several editions, been translated into Romanian and has often been quoted, being one of the best sources on Tesla’s outstanding accomplishments and the attempt by many to squelch and steal – particularly upon his death – his valuable contributions to the world. Swartz has been questioned about his findings on numerous podcasts and radio shows, such as Coast to Coast AM. Recently he was interviewed as part of a History Channel mini-series The Tesla Files.” 

To return to the story of Ralph Bergstresser: He was himself an electrical engineer who met Tesla in 1943 with the idea of the two working together to create some form of weapons technology that would hasten the end of the Second World War.  

“Bergstresser was impressed,” Swartz and Beckley write, “with the knowledge, demeanor and deep, abiding, humanitarian ideals of Tesla.”  

HOW FREE CAN ENERGY BE? 

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Tesla imparted to Bergstresser the concept of “Free Energy,” an admittedly ambiguous term which defies any standard or concrete definition and that might not be fully understood with our clumsy 21st Century knowledge of cosmic laws.  

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe,” Tesla famously said, “think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. The universe IS energy, and each basic element of the known atomic chart consists of energy at different rates of vibration. The difference between any two elements is the difference in both atomic structure and vibration rates.” 

Tesla believed that, given that the universe at its most basic level consisted of energy, it should be possible to tap into that energy as a power source that could serve all of humanity at no cost. Thus it was to be “Free Energy,” not the money-consuming energies provided by coal, oil and gasoline.  

“With this, the torch of enlightenment had been passed on,” Swartz and Beckley write. “Bergstresser soon blended the futuristic thoughts about frequency and his own expertise to serve humanity and spent the next 20 years of his life committed to breaking through the veil of matter to access free energy.” 

By the early 1960s, Bergstresser felt he had succeeded, in spite of years of ridicule intended to repress his research. He introduced the Tesla purple energy plate to the world. He had chosen an inexpensive medium (specially-treated aluminum) that would act as a transceiver that both drew in and radiated out Universal Life Force Energy, or “Free Energy.” 

WHAT THE PLATES HAVE ACCOMPLISHED 

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The official Tesla Purple Energy Plate.

As has been explained by the inventor: The plates have enhanced and benefited anyone or anything that was in close proximity to them. The plate was not charged like a battery, so it could never be discharged. The plates are a beautiful violet color and are a window into the Fourth and Fifth dimensional energy fields. They radiate Life Force Energy (Chi/prana) for a distance of 10 to 18 inches. In no way can these plates be harmful.   

The positive universal energy generated by the plates is said to accelerate the healing of burns, cuts, aches and other troublesome pains. They can also raise a person’s energy level. This is an example of the higher energy used by faith healers down through the eons. The plates create a positive energy around themselves that will penetrate any material substance by osmosis. This energy is said to be beneficial to all life: plant, animal or human.  

The plates are anodized aluminum, meaning they have been coated with a protective film which makes the metal more amenable to the purple coloration. Meanwhile, the color purple is considered the healing ray of the rainbow spectrum. 

These plates will help to raise the vibrational rate of any individual using them. Many people place their food on the large purple plates, when they are still in paper sacks from the market, to keep their food fresher, longer. Some people sleep on these plates by placing them under their mattress to help give them more stamina and vitality and relieve tensions. No medical claims are made or implied. They are said to have benefited those individuals who have placed them on injured areas of the body. A certain heightened degree of hormonal intimacies among couples has also been reported. This would be similar to the energy generated by Wilhelm Reich’s Orgone Accumulator.

Though having none of the same properties, and not working on the same principles, Tesla’s plates have become very popular among those working with the devices known as the Black Box or the Rife Machine. 

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The Tesla Purple Energy Disc.

Indeed, the possible uses for the plates are many. Just carry the small plates in your pocket or purse or near your bedside or front door for harmony, or in your car while out driving to assist in avoiding stress and fatigue. Better yet, wear the discs as a necklace or earrings. You will find many testimonials in the pages of this book given by those individuals who are convinced that the plates, as inspired by Nikola Tesla, have enhanced their all-around well-being.   The book includes a chapter by Dr. Roy Kupsinel, who visited Bergstresser’s purple plates factory and was amazed by what he saw.  

“Orders for these purple energy plates are pouring in from all over the world,” Kupsinel writes in Health Consciousness Magazine. The doctor now declares that he has used the purple plates himself and has recommended them to other people, who are most appreciative.  

The reader may be surprised to learn that Tesla himself was a pioneer in a field of medicine called “Electro-Therapy.” Tesla was one of the first electrical engineers to pay attention to the physiological effects on humans of high frequency, high tension currents. The careful application of electric energy could produce many positive medical results. In fact, Tesla used such a method to treat his own depression.  

But Electro-Therapy soon drew the ire of the pharmaceutical companies and the American Medical Association. The innovative work done by Tesla and others was officially reduced to the level of “quackery” in the West, but during the Cold War years Soviet scientists built on Tesla’s research and practiced their own form of Electro-Therapy successfully.  

 SOME SATISFIED CUSTOMERS

 “The Miracle of Nikola Tesla’s Purple Energy Plates” concludes with the testimonials of several satisfied customers.  

For example, Karen D. of New Jersey writes: “I want to tell you how much your products helped. I have a torn rotator cuff and it is painful and limits my motion. Within 24 hours of wearing the quartz bracelet with the purple disk the pain was completely gone. A boy who had brain surgery for a tumor and is now prone to headaches asked if he could use the small plate. It helped him and I gave it to him. Thank you for your time and help. Thank you for a miracle product.”   

More praise comes from Franklin T. MacDonald of Ashville, Tennessee.  

“I just received a purple plate pendant from a good friend of mine. I was a pretty huge skeptic and was sure this stuff was absolute crap. But I was wrong! Your product has really changed my life! Not only has it shown a profound effect on me, but I’ve noticed my family is now in a better mood and the vibes given off from this thing are showing that it is working. I also placed the plate under a cup of water and it made the water taste so much fresher and crisp. My three-year-old cousin said something to me the other day that completely shocked me. She said she could feel the pendant shaking and it really freaked her out. Is there something that children can see and hear that we adults can’t? I’m amazed! Thank you for this amazing product!” 

Yet another testimonial, from Thomas McNair of Washington, D.C., seems to have medical evidence to support it: 

“I have a story to tell you. I had been having pain in my abdomen and was successfully using a small plate to ease the pain before my scheduled surgery. I had to get x-rays of my torso area before the operation. On the x-ray there was an illuminated rectangle area in the shape of the plate I had been using for the pain! The technician was mystified, but I knew exactly what it was – the energy was still there, helping with the pain. I found this to be amazing and now I have proof that the energy works! THANK YOU!”   

And so we are left to wonder about the purple energy plates of Tesla and Bergstresser. Are they the perfect marriage of man’s technology and the miraculous healing energies of the universe? Will they actually relieve pain and re-energize the fatigued and the depressed?  

Without FDA approval, one is forbidden to make such claims. But for a relatively small investment you can give the unknown a try.  

Beckley and Swartz are constantly expanding upon their findings on Tesla’s purple energy plates and invite others to participate with them in their research by working with the plates directly. Further information may be found on their web site: www.TeslaSecretLab.com

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The Miracle of Nikola Tesla’s Purple Energy Plates, by Tim R. Swartz and Timothy Green Beckley  

The Experiments, Inventions, Writings And Patents Of Nikola Tesla: Master Of The Cosmic Flame 

Nikola Tesla Free Energy and the White Dove

Men of Mystery: Nikola Tesla and Otis T. Carr 

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WEIRD WINGED WONDERS – FROM DRAGONS TO ACROBATIC AERIAL ALIENS AND FLOATING HUMANOIDS

By Sean Casteel

  • They are believed by many to be the agents of the “dark gods”! Their massive wings are known to cast a paralyzing shadow over the land.
  • They exist alongside us in the “real world,” yet we know next to nothing about them.
  • They appear to inhabit physical bodies, but they could be arriving from other dimensions through “window” areas or portals.
  • What manner of creature is it that is called the Mothman? Is the winged interloper a harbinger of death? Or a cryptozoological entity who means us no harm?
  • Some Native Americans believe that the Thunderbird was the creator of life on Earth. Do we owe our very existence to an elusive creature with an awe inspiring wing span and the power to call up all living things from the watery depths?
  • Winged dragons are regarded in nearly every culture on Earth as benevolent entities, perhaps even mankind’s creators. But the Biblical/European view posits that dragons are evil. Join the lively moral discussion with writer and television personality Tim Swartz.

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Weird Winged Wonders – The Twilight World of Cryptid Creatures

Who among us hasn’t wished to spread their wings and fly? To cease to be earthbound and soar to the heavens?

But perhaps, in real-world terms, a person with wings might not be such a pleasant, liberating thing. “Weird Winged Wonders: The Twilight World of Cryptid Creatures” from Timothy Green Beckley’s Global Communications/Inner Light publishing house, offers important new insights into flying humanoids. The reader should understand that we’re not dealing with the classic images of winged angels as portrayed by artists down through the centuries. The book is about something much stranger, more “alien” and frightening.

A case in point would be the mysterious Mothman, popularized in recent years by the 2002 movie “The Mothman Prophecies,” which was based on a book of the same title by legendary paranormal researcher and author John Keel.

The book and movie tell a fascinating story of the appearance of the winged creature which is most frequently described as a human-looking figure with wings and two giant red eyes. The creature is reported as being six to eight feet tall; his wings are bat-like and sometimes folded against his back. After more than a year of scattered sightings by locals in the area around Point Pleasant, West Virginia that began in autumn of 1966, a tragic accident occurred. The Silver Bridge, vital to commuters in the area, collapsed during rush hour traffic in December 1967, killing dozens of people. Residents soon began to wonder if there was a connection between the Mothman’s many appearances and the massive bridge disaster. Did the winged man consciously function as a harbinger of death?

MORE RECENT SIGHTINGS OF THE MOTHMAN

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A photo of Mothman perched atop the Silver Bridge before its collapse.

In the years since the frightening events in Point Pleasant, the Mothman has continued his sporadic appearances around the world. But in 2017, in Chicago, a new and massive wave of Mothman sightings began that has as yet shown no signs abating.

Beginning in late March 2017, UFO and paranormal researcher and author Lon Strickler found himself tasked with receiving reports of Mothman sightings in the Chicago area. He quickly amassed 40 up-to-the-minute reports and wrote a book about his work, entitled “Mothman Dynasty: Chicago’s Winged Humanoids.”

Strickler admits up front that he is still a long way from answering the lingering questions he shares with the people who reported their experiences.

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“Mothman” was seen in the Point Pleasant, WV area starting around 1966.

“What is it?” Strickler asks. “Where is it coming from? Why now? Is there a reason why the sightings are occurring in the general Chicago metro area? This current group of winged humanoid sightings is probably the largest since the Mothman encounters in the vicinity of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, during 1966-67. Those sightings have become legendary, namely because the Mothman was seen as a harbinger of catastrophe after the collapse of the Silver Bridge on the evening of December 15, 1967. The bridge spanned the Ohio River between Point Pleasant and Gallipolis, Ohio, and the disaster took the lives of 46 people.”

Strickler quite naturally connected the dots between the Point Pleasant and Chicago sightings.

“There are many opinions as to why these new sightings are occurring,” he told a website called “Mysterious Universe,” “including a general feeling that unfortunate events may be in the city’s future. The witnesses have been very steadfast with what they’ve seen and refuse to embellish on their initial descriptions. Each witness has had a feeling of dread and foreboding, which I believe translates into a warning of some type.”

Interestingly, Strickler says he somewhat regrets making that speculative statement before all the facts were in. While the quote may one day prove to be true, he now feels it is better to let the data and evidence determine what the winged humanoids really are.

“The presence of unknown winged beings,” Strickler writes, “is probably as old as the human imagination. But after reading and listening to hundreds of eyewitness accounts over the past four decades, I have concluded that these beings are much more than fantasy. We’re determined to find the truth.”

BRAD STEIGER ON THE THUNDERBIRD LEGENDS

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Brad Steiger

The renowned journalist of the paranormal, Brad Steiger, is the prolific author of numerous books, such as “Real Visitors, Voices From Beyond and Parallel Dimensions,” as well as the upcoming “Haunted: Malevolent Ghosts, Night Terrors and Threatening Phantoms,” which is due out in September 2018 and is available now for pre-order on Amazon.com. Steiger contributes a pair of chapters to “Weird Winged Wonders,” including one that recounts some of the Thunderbird legends that are a part of Native American culture.

“The Chippewa tribe has a tradition,” Steiger writes, “that, in the time-before-time-began, there existed a bird of supreme majesty that descended to Earth, which was then only a vast expanse of water. The bird’s eyes were fire; its glance was lightning; and the motion of its wings rippled the air with thunder. When its talons touched the water, the Earth Mother arose from the deep waters, bringing with her to the surface all manner of animals.

“Many other Native American tribes,” he continues, “have traditions that tell of birds as agents of creation, and the winged giants became objects of religious ceremony among many of the native people. The journal of an early Roman Catholic priest records that the first time the tribal members of the California mission that he served saw the representation of a dove over the altar, they asked if it was the Christian thunderbird.”

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Native Americans tell stories of a variety of huge winged creatures known to disturb their peoples.

Steiger writes further that for hundreds of years thunderbirds were seen by not only Native Americans but also frontiersmen and settlers. Eventually newspapers began to take these accounts seriously enough to report them.

One example offered by Steiger was from a Bedford, Iowa newspaper in 1887. A man named Lee Corder encountered a flying serpent writhing and twisting, with protruding eyes and a forked tongue. Great scales, which glistened in the sunlight, covered its huge body, which appeared to be flat and nearly a foot in width.

The newspaper account described Corder as a man of “unimpeachable veracity,” and goes on to say that he, and those with him, watched the flying serpent with “awe and astonishment” as the creature landed in a cornfield a few rods distant with a dull thud. The witnesses professed to be so frightened that none of them wished to block its path. It was permitted to pass on its way “unmolested,” and no one attempted to halt its wish to return to the sky.

Three years later, in another Iowa town, Independence, citizens reported seeing a monster with wings, a monstrous head with horns, and a mouth like an alligator’s. Its body was greenish in color and covered with shiny scales; its eyes glared like an electric arc light; and it yelled in a tone that sounded like a combination of the roar of a lion and the scream of a wildcat.

WINGED DRAGONS FROM ANCIENT TIMES

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Inspirational artist Carol Ann Rodriguez depicts a fire breathing dragon as seen throughout history — right up until today!

Another author in Timothy Green Beckley’s impressive stable of writers is Tim Swartz, who has authored numerous books for Beckley as well as being featured on the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” series. For “Weird Winged Wonders,” Swartz has contributed a chapter on Winged Dragons and Other Airborne Oddities.

“Dragons throughout history have both fascinated and terrified people,” Swartz writes. “They are among the most popular and enduring of the world’s mythological creatures. Dragons have a long and rich tradition that continues through to modern times in books, films and television. The dragons in ‘Game of Thrones’ are a good example of how these ancient beasts have thrived in modern pop culture. Scientists say that dragons never existed, yet there are numerous reports of interaction with dragons that cannot be ignored.”

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Dragon allegedly filmed flying over China.

Swartz explains that it’s not clear when or where dragons first emerged. Some scholars speculate that the discovery of fossilized dinosaur bones may have been the genesis of ancient dragon lore. What is known is that practically every society had them in their mythologies. For much of human history, dragons were thought of as being real as well as either useful and protective or harmful and dangerous.

The King James Version of the Old Testament contains at least twenty-two citations for dragons, Swartz informs us. The majority of Old Testament references to dragons are derived from the Hebrew word ‘tanniym’ or ‘tannim.’ This word can mean a jackal, serpent, sea serpent or even a land or sea monster.

Swartz then quotes from the Book of Isaiah, 30:6, which reads, “The burden against the beasts of the South, Through a land of trouble and anguish, From which came the lioness and the lion, The VIPER AND FLYING SERPENT, They will carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys, And their treasures on the humps of camels, To a people who shall not profit.”

Another Old Testament verse, Deuteronomy 32:33, declares that “Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.”

“I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls,” reads Job 30:29.

The Biblical references to winged reptiles depict primarily negative creatures, but there have been more positive interpretations. An ancient apocryphal document called “The Apocalypse of Abraham,” found only in the Slavonic language and dated to the First Century C.E., clearly depicts the serpent which tempted Eve as a winged dragon.

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“The Apocalypse of Abraham,” found only in the Slavonic language and dated to the First Century C.E., clearly depicts the serpent which tempted Eve as a winged dragon.

“And they were standing under a tree in Eden,” the document reads, “and the fruit of the tree was like the appearance of a bunch of grapes on the vine. And behind the tree, standing something like a dragon in form, but having hands and feet, just like a man’s, and ON HIS BACK SIX WINGS ON THE RIGHT AND SIX ON THE LEFT. He was holding the grapes of the tree and feeding them to the two I saw entwined with each other.”

Swartz then discusses the idea that flying serpents or dragons are found in the cultures of people throughout history and are usually considered to be benevolent creatures and in some cases are the ancestors of man.

“This is why the European view of the dragon as evil is unique,” Swartz writes. “The evil nature of dragons is prevalent in Jewish literature such as the Mishnah, the part of the Talmud which is the commentary on ethical behavior. Images of dragons are especially frowned upon according to the ancient rules.”

Another scholar of ancient mythology, this time of the Greek persuasion, is writer Hercules Invictus, who provides an excellent overview of winged humanoids who existed among the gods and demigods of Olympus.  Creatures in the Greek traditions whose supernatural powers include the ability to take flight on their own enormous wings are more numerous than you might expect and Hercules does an excellent job of cataloging them in “Weird Winged Wonders.”

WEIRD WINGED WONDERS AS COVERED BY A WEALTH OF WRITERS

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The Jersey Devil is a legendary winged creature said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey.

Timothy Green Beckley has again assembled a wealth of writers, this time to cover various aspects of winged wonders down through history and into our present day. Beckley writes the book’s introductory chapter as well as pieces on the Jersey Devil and winged cats. He also presents the work of several contributors who examine the subject of weird winged wonders from many different angles and present dozens of case histories of winged phenomena, both good and evil.

This article would not be complete without listing them all. They are the aforementioned Tim Swartz, Lon Strickler, Brad Steiger and Hercules Invictus. Also included are Jonathan Whitcomb, Allen Greenfield, Steve Ward, Nomar Slevik, Scott Corrales, Albert Rosales, Paul Dale Roberts and Paul Eno. In the interest of full disclosure, I myself have written a chapter on the Chicago Mothman sightings and the work of Lon Strickler that is included in the book.

Weird Winged Wonders” is a welcome addition to the literature of the paranormal. The subject of winged creatures in ancient myth and modern folklore is fascinating but often overlooked, and Beckley’s unique ability to carve out a piece of supernatural territory that deserves wider coverage is again on display here. You should avail yourself of the opportunity to educate yourself on the legends of gods and demons who take flight on the wings of mystery.

 

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LEGACY OF THE SKY PEOPLE: WAS NOAH’S ARK A STRANGE VEHICLE FROM MARS?

By Sean Casteel

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The cover of the recently updated and expanded edition of “Legacy of the Sky People.”

Timothy Green Beckley just keeps those hits coming! Like a favorite Golden Oldies radio station, the old days are never really gone, and new shades of meaning continue to accrue.

Beckley’s latest blast from the past is a greatly expanded update of Brinsley Le Poer Trench’s “The Sky People,” one of the earliest books to emerge on what is now the familiar concept of Ancient Astronauts. Most people nowadays consider Erich von Daniken and the late Zechariah Stichen to be the headliners for this ancient aliens show, but Trench, an Englishman who was also the 8th Earl of Clancarty and thus a member of the House of Lords in the British Parliament, was there ahead of both those distinguished gentlemen with his groundbreaking “The Sky People” from the early 1960s.

The story of Brinsley Le Poer Trench is close to Beckley’s heart. Beckley began to correspond with Trench in the 1960s when Beckley was just starting out as a UFO journalist and publisher. The two flying saucer enthusiasts exchanged their respective publications (“Flying Saucer Review,” published in the UK, and Beckley’s “Interplanetary News Service Report” in the U.S.) and shared a warm correspondence for many years. In the 1970s, Trench invited Beckley to speak before a special committee on UFOs at the House of Lords, and Beckley made the trip to London without hesitation. Over forty years later, Beckley still speaks fondly of the late Earl of Clancarty, who died in 1995.

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Brinsley Le Poer Trench in his private library on the 4th floor of his London flat.

It should be noted that Beckley’s “Bizarre Bazaar/Conspiracy Journal” publishing “empire” has not shied away from publishing works of great historical value on the arrival of interstellar beings throughout antiquity. He has previously published works of the great Sir Walter R. Drake (i.e. “Alien Space Gods of Ancient Greece and Rome/Ancient Secrets of Mysterious America“) as well as the controversial George Hunt Williamson (“Other Tongues Other Flesh/Ancient Secrets of the Andes and the Golden Sun Disc“).  But Beckley hasn’t merely repackaged Trench’s book. He has also added new material from some of the best writers in Ufology with their personal studies of ancient astronauts theory. For example, Nick Redfern, one of the top researchers in the paranormal today, contributes a longish chapter to the new book in which he discusses the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark.

Everyone is familiar with the story, taken from the Book of Genesis. But are you aware that the story – a great, world-destroying flood from which God spared only a handful of righteous mortals and two of every kind of beast – is also an integral part of other religious traditions, such as the Sumerian, the Babylonian, and the ancient Hindus? Redfern explains how the story of a human being instructed to build a ship to shelter a remnant of mankind from a looming world cataclysm is one of the most universal of religious myths, spanning the globe with its timeless tale of good triumphing over evil.

But Redfern’s examination of the Ark story doesn’t end there. Legend has it that Noah’s Ark came to rest on Turkey’s Mount Ararat. Redfern tells the intriguing story of how in 1949, a U.S. Air Force flight crew photographed an anomalous structure protruding from the ice and snow of Mount Ararat and started a decades-long effort by the military and intelligence communities to understand what the mysterious object actually is.

mtararatobjectWorking from declassified files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Redfern recounts how the anomalous object was thought to be something metallic, not the gopher-wood of Noah’s construction, and therefore possibly a crashed alien ship. The chain of documents uncovered by Redfern makes for fascinating reading.

When 1950s-era alien contactees like George Van Tassel also took an interest in the mystery atop Mount Ararat, they came under the watchful eye of the CIA and FBI. Information on the structure was at one point leaking like a sieve, according to Redfern, and the government was determined to plug those leaks. What was the government so determined to hide? Was the discovery of Noah’s Ark a national security issue? Or was it a case of another crashed UFO? Turkey’s own version of the Roswell Incident?

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Brad Steiger

My own contributions to the new edition of “The Sky People” are a couple of chapters in which I speak to Brad Steiger, one of the most prolific writers on the strange and supernatural in the world, and Giorgio Tsoukalos, the official spokesman for Erich von Daniken in the English-speaking world, and the personality with that wild and crazy styled hair on “Ancient Aliens” broadcast over the History Channel.

Steiger recalls attending an Ancient Astronauts conference in the early 1980s at which the main speakers were Erich von Daniken, Josef Blumrich (author of “The Spaceships of Ezekiel,” written when he worked at NASA) and Steiger himself. Not in attendance was our man of the hour, Brinsley Le Poer Trench.

“He was probably generally neglected,” Steiger said, “because Erich von Daniken was the fair-haired boy at that time and was given a great deal of credit for coming up with the whole ancient astronauts concept. It was easier to do then. We didn’t have the media that we do now. And a book such as ‘The Sky People’ was read by a few individuals, but the great masses of people then were not interested. Then something comes out and gets a lot of attention, like ‘Chariots of the Gods?’ As people said, von Daniken just happened to be standing in front of the cosmic slot machine when it paid off.”

Stieger also praised Trench for his theories concerning the Planet Mars, specifically the idea that instead of Noah being an ancient Israelite, he was a great leader on Mars and the Ark was a giant spaceship intended to carry a surviving remnant to Earth.

“At the time Trench said it,” Stieger continued, “people weren’t prepared. But it’s been interesting to see that in most polls the idea of life existing on other planets or in other solar systems is now generally accepted by young people. Whereas back in the 1950s and 1960s, it was rejected by nearly everyone. More and more, the idea that life could have existed elsewhere in our solar system doesn’t get a door slammed immediately.”

Steiger said he has come to feel that, “We have met the Martians and they are us,” meaning we may have been genetically engineered by a superior race who originated on Mars and brought life to Earth for whatever unknown cosmic reason.

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“I think, the more I study,” Steiger said, “that we are definitely hardwired to perceive advanced beings as godlike, and I think we are hardwired just to perceive and understand a concept of God. Now, whether that has been hardwired by our progenitors from outer space, or it is just hardwired in terms of our evolution and our DNA, for how we perceive entities greater than we, is a question we could discuss endlessly. But I think it’s just hardwired into us to perceive that we are part of a greater cosmic entity.”

I also discussed the God angle with Giorgio Tsoukalos, who, along with his mentor Erich von Daniken, draws a definite line in the sand when it comes to calling the ancient astronauts the literal Creator God.

“Let’s say you and I create an intelligent species in the lab,” Tsoukalos said. “That does not make you and me God. The whole ‘God question’ transcends the extraterrestrial presence. The extraterrestrials that Erich von Daniken and I talk about are not ethereal beings. They were flesh and blood, physical people consisting of the same atoms and molecules and particles that every single human being and every single thing has here on Planet Earth.

“That is also why the extraterrestrials look like us,” he continued. “The whole idea that extraterrestrials look like something out of the movie ‘Aliens’ or ‘Independence Day,’ that’s a Hollywood stereotype. But both Erich and I think that there is an all-encompassing force in the universe. But you can’t really put your finger on it. You can’t really touch it. Even the extraterrestrials have the same exact questions about life, death, God and religion and all those different things that we are struggling with today. To suggest that the extraterrestrials have all the mysteries solved – I think it’s not that easy.”

Tim Swartz, another major writer for Global Communications and the editor of the online “Conspiracy Journal,” also contributes a chapter to this updated edition of “The Sky People.” Swartz gives the kind of broad overview of the ancient astronauts theory that will be very helpful for those new to the subject as well as for those more familiar with this strange territory. He begins by talking about paintings found in caves around the world.

“Cave paintings from Tanzania,” Swartz writes, “estimated to be up to 29,000 years old, depict several disc-shaped objects that appear to be hovering over the landscape. Another painting shows four humanoid entities surrounding a woman while another entity looks down from the sky inside some sort of box.

“Inside the French cave of Pech Merle,” Swartz continues, “near Le Cabrerets, are paintings from around 17,000 to 15,000 BCE that show landscapes full of wildlife with a number of saucer-shaped objects. One painting actually shows the figure of a man looking up at one of the overhead saucers. In northern Australia, there are a number of cave paintings, possibly more than 5,000 years old, that show strange beings with large heads and eyes, wearing spacesuit-like garments. The Aborigines call these creatures Wandjina, and according to legend, the Wandjina came down from the stars in the Milky Way during the Dreamtime and created the Earth and all its inhabitants.”

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Cave painting from Pech Merle that shows the figure of a man looking up at overhead saucers.

The phenomenon of the cave paintings Swartz describes is the sort of thing that inspired Brinsley Le Poer Trench and the other researchers of the ancient astronauts theory to begin with, although Trench’s ideas also depended a great deal on his groundbreaking interpretation of the Book of Genesis.

Trench was among the first to recognize that Genesis actually contains two different versions of the Creation Story and the Great Flood account. This has puzzled Biblical scholars for many years, who believe that the differing versions were probably inexpertly grafted together from earlier oral and written traditions. This fact is not taught in Sunday school or preached from the pulpits, but it is there for anyone to read.

What was Trench’s take on the two different Creation Stories? For him, it was simple: two different races of man were created by two separate Creator Gods, one called the Elohim (which is actually a plural term) and the other called Jehovah, which Trench says is also a plural term, though not generally thought of as such.

The Elohim created a form of man who is telepathic, intelligent and sensitive. The Jehovah created a more primitive form of man, designed to till the gods’ gardens on the Earth and otherwise be servile and docile. According to Trench, both races have survived into modern times, but it is the superior form of mankind created by the Elohim who will eventually win out. Some of us are rapidly reacquiring the telepathy we were meant to have from our very earliest beginnings and mankind will eventually become a sensitive, caring race living again in a virtual paradise. Meanwhile, the strain of mankind created by the Jehovah will eventually flounder in its paranoia and delusions of grandeur and gradually cease to exist.

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Could the ancient aliens still be living among us; working and raising families and going about the same everyday activities we all do?

This all sounds a little like the coming of a Biblically-inspired Super Man, and one wonders if the entire race being telepathic might not be a little uncomfortable at times. Alien abduction researcher David Jacobs also believes in a future telepathic world, but he questions how a person might function without the privacy of his thoughts? Like many issues raised by Trench, this one is not so easily resolved. Trench also has a prescient moment or two when he writes about global warming and the threat posed by radical religious fundamentalism. Writing over 50 years ago, he seems to have his finger on the pulse of our own times. Was he a prophet himself?

The ancient aliens are still with us today, according to Trench. Some of them live among us unseen, working and raising families and going about the same everyday activities we all do. This also has been touched upon by more current UFO researchers, like the late Budd Hopkins, who claimed that alien/human hybrid creatures – who appear utterly human physically – walk among us equipped with telepathic and other “supernatural” capabilities. These same aliens, Trench believed, will prevent us from perishing by our own hand, with nuclear weapons or ecological suicide, which is a welcome departure from the more vocal prophets of doom. For Trench, our survival was guaranteed, not our demise.

So whether you’re Bible-believing or a staunch agnostic, Brinsley Le Poer Trench and the other contributors to this updated version of “The Sky People” will give you new and different perspectives on many truths you may have long taken for granted about God and the evolution of mankind. Be prepared for a fascinating and complex dive into the unknown that will surely be worth more than the cover price.

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LEGACY OF THE SKY PEOPLE by Brinsley Le Poer Trench

TRAVELING THE PATH BACK TO THE ROAD IN THE SKY by George Hunt Williamson

THE AMERICAN INDIAN UFO STARSEED CONNECTION by Timothy Beckley and Brad Steiger

MYSTERIES OF MOUNT SHASTA – HOME OF THE UNDERGROUND DWELLERS AND ANCIENT GODS by Timothy Beckley

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INSIDE THE SAUCERS – A RETROSPECT

By Timothy Green Beckley

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Looking “out of style”, Beckley gazes in wonderment at a painting of Orthon the Venusian space traveler whom George Adamski claims to have met in the California desert.

While its 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 I lived in New Jersey, while the other stood still almost directly above the house that my grandparents owned. I didn’t observe any portholes, “little green men” didn’t wave to 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 seem to know what they were doing (whatever that was), which I think — at least partly — was to get my attention and to push me into unknown territory.

And boy did they ever!

I went and purchased all the material I could find on the subject (including a copy of Fate magazine), started writing letters to the local newspaper and harassing a couple of reporters who I knew kind of went along with my thinking on the subject, that we were being observed by someone — or something — else.

So its been more than half a century now since I threw my hat into the flying saucer ring ding. As fate had it (there are NO coincidences my dozens of personal synchronicities have proven to me) I became an “authority” on the subject, published several nationally distributed newsstand magazines on UFOs, and today as a publisher of my own micro mini “empire,” can lay claim to having published 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).

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Inside the Saucers – Mr. UFOs Teenage Years

To commemorate my more than half a century UFOlogical folly, I decided to reprint the first book we ever published back in 1964. Its a real collectors item, and we have to thank Flying Saucer Digest’s Rick Hilberg for photo copying this rather “rough looking” tome which was printed on a spirit duplicator (how fitting). The material, even by today’s standards is interesting, exciting and probably covers a lot newbies may not be familiar with as its origins are almost prehistoric.

The following is my thinking on UFOs today versus yesteryear. The book has been reformatted by associate Tim Swartz, some new art drawn and revised by Carol Ann Rodriguez, and a handful of photos added to “dress up” the book. We also have to thank Sean Casteel for finding a few typos that might have been overlooked during the glorious Sixties. So here then is a brief preview of the collectors item known as INSIDE THE SAUCERS (with special thanks to all our friends).

                                        BACK A BIT IN TIME – FLYING SAUCER STYLE

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 the adult movie review critic 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 would-be teen UFOlogists.

Let me clarify: we weren’t particularly geeks or nerds (such terms hadn’t even been coined yet), but we did have some fairly lofty ideals when it came to the subject of flying saucers and their presumed alien crews. Lured by the magic of NASA’s earliest missions and a full-blown nationalistic battle to beat the Russians into orbiting a satellite, we were more into the cosmos than into what we possibly thought at the time were more mundane earthly matters…like keeping our grades up in school.

By “coincidence,” we all met through a column in Ray Palmer’s digest magazine. “Flying Saucers” was an offbeat, bantam-sized publication that cost a whopping thirty-five cents and which you either had to subscribe to or hunt for in the back rows and racks of some pretty obscure newsstands. Palmer had edited a pulp science fiction magazine out of Chicago called “Amazing Stories,” where he tied in underground civilizations, lost worlds and the sightings of some pretty strange, fan-dangled, whirling disc-shaped objects that were just beginning to be seen in the sky all over the United States following World War II.

It was 1962-63 and we were thirsty for knowledge. There was no Internet. No cell phones. So, if you had an inquisitive mind, you read. And if you were into UFOs, Palmer’s zine was about the only ballgame in town devoted entirely to the subject. And I know I was eager to seek out others who shared my interest and might have information to exchange. And so on my manual typewriter I wrote a letter to Palmer Publications about my interests and he published it alongside similar communiques. Correspondence was exchanged through the mail with others who had gotten my address from the pages of this strange little magazine devoted to a very fringe topic. In fact, we were making friends all over the world, in countries that we couldn’t immediately pinpoint on the map.

I suppose I think of myself as a second generation UFO researcher. Or more accurately as a Fortean mindful of the depth and scope of Charles Fort’s contribution to unexplained phenomena and his dedication of hours spent going through dusty newspaper files and scientific journals gathering dust in libraries in the U.S. and the UK.

Truth is, I wasn’t on the scene when the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena was formed, nor did I ever become a member of APRO, the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, which was a bit more liberal-minded when it came to UFOs, who was inside, and what their mission in coming to earth might be. NICAP was strictly “nuts-and-bolts,” as we say, and was determined to prove that UFOs were physical craft from outer space. They went after reports by pilots, cops and scientific types, while APRO was keen on collecting reports of humanoid beings seen in association with the craft. They were picking up reports from all over Europe and South America, while NICAP centered its attention on butting heads with the Air Force over what they felt was an attempt to stonewall the topic and to keep the saucers a closely guarded secret from the American public.

At some point – circa 1963/64 – I decided to throw my own saucer-shaped hat into the UFOlogical ring and start my own organization as well as an affiliated publication which we called (no drum roll necessary on this uninspired name) “The Interplanetary News Service Report.”

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Beckley’s first UFO publication. The Interplanetary News Service Report had a catchy cover by Canadian artist Gene Duplantier of a UFO “ambushing” an American submarine.

The organization and its publication quickly grew from a few dozen members to over 1500, probably making us the third largest organization of its type in the country. Some members knew my age, others didn’t – none seemed to care! I was putting out a pretty impressive 40 page publication with the aid of some very credible – and incredible – associates, until I got an offer from Jim Moseley which I couldn’t refuse, allowing him to take over our rank and file membership roster and combine our subscriptions with his more professionally-produced magazine “Saucer News.” To sweeten the pot, he offered to make me Managing Editor of his magazine and to pay me a weekly salary. Hell, how could I say no? I guess this sort of officially ended my career as a teenage UFOlogist, but not as a “teenage werewolf” as I went on to produce a couple of B-movie horror films under the moniker of Mr. Creepo.

I could blow by you a lengthy list of names of those who started out around the same time as I did in a quest for the truth about the “Space Brothers,” but the majority have disappeared, if indeed they even stuck around long enough to be considered part of the scene.

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1979 National UFO Conference in Green Bay, WI. L to R: Tim Beckley, Rick Hilberg and Jim Moseley.

I do remember fondly several aspiring individuals who have passed on to some heavenly realm or other dimension, but should be acknowledged as to the role they played, both in the development of my career and in UFO matters in general. There would be Al Manak of “Flying Saucer Digest” fame, Gray Barker, my first major book publisher and the editor of “The Saucerian,” and, of course, “Saucer News” publisher Jim Moseley, the court jester of a budding field of research who managed to keep things moving and grooving, even during the periods when the saucers weren’t flying so thick and fast through our atmosphere. (Made a crank phone call when in doubt to stir up the pot and get the likes of contactee George Adamski to espouse another fanciful story, real or imagined.)

But we digress and are getting off the topic of teenage UFOlogy just a bit. In fact, those who want to pursue the beginning of my career and the smiling cherub faces of those who set up camp at around the same time are welcome to hear a recent pod cast of TheParaCast.com, hosted by a graduate of those same teen years. Gene Steinberg, perhaps a year or two older, but not any wiser, was one of the original teens now turned senior – and serious – UFOlogist, like the rest of us. In any regard, we were all pretty wet behind the Martian ears in those days, and you can rest assured that it can be said that we are still floundering about looking for answers to the same questions that perplexed us in the 1960s and Seventies.

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Tim and his late friend the highly controversial John Keel, author of Mothman Prophecies and other pop items.

With the help of a section called “Saucer Club News” in Ray Palmer’s “Flying Saucers” magazine in the 1950s and 1960s, enterprising young people got together to form their own UFO clubs, or just looked to meet up with others with the same interests. That’s where such people as your humble host of The Paracast and such notables as Tim Beckley, Jerome Clark, Allen Greenfield and Rick Hilberg got their starts. In a single virtual room, Gene’s old friends will reminisce about their early work in the UFO field. The political and cultural climate, how both may have impacted early research efforts, are also debated. Guest co-host is J. Randall Murphy.

Okay, in addition to yours truly who was busy grinding out the latest news on an old fashioned mimeograph machine (a printing device first patterned by Thomas Edison), there were others putting staples into printed sheets of 8.5×11 paper to create their own zines.

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Tim and the “MIB Lady,” Claudia Cunningham visit the grave of Charles Fort a great inspiration in their lives.

I always felt I had the best “amateur” publication around, though crude by today’s standards, thanks in large part to Jerry Clark, who typed the master stencils for our issues, thus giving us a nearly perfect newsletter free of the typos and grammatical errors that would creep in when I tried to do the job myself.

Clark quickly went on to bigger and better ventures, eventually penning the monumental “UFO Encyclopedia” (in three huge volumes), becoming editor of Fate magazine, and winding up “at the side” of the late astronomer Dr J. Allen Hynek at the very prestigious Center For UFO Studies in Chicago. (Enthusiasts may do a search for Jerome Clark on my YouTube channel, “Mr. UFO’s Secret Files” to hear a reflective, personal account of his adventures over the ensuing decades.)

I don’t need to go into detail here regarding the others, i.e. Steinberg, Hilberg, Halperin and Greenfield since I have specifically requested they add a bit of color to this publication by outlining their humble roots, how their interests and beliefs have developed, and where we can expect to go from here (at seventy, not very far, I would assume).

And speaking of this publication, I should mention somewhere along the line – this being the first ample opportunity without backtracking and rewriting everything – that the publication you decided not to resist our highly polished pitch for – and paid your hard earned cash to obtain – is an exact duplicate of my first book that came off our mimeograph press circa 1963.

In order to defray the cost of printing our “Interplanetary News Service Report” (far from being covered by the $2.00 subscription fee), we needed to invent a way to keep our asses out of debt and pay the hyperbolic postage and shipping costs (out of hand even in those days before rampant inflation). We hit upon the concept of publishing some sort of book or booklets of around 70 to 100 pages. “Inside The Saucers” was the first project of its type. Today, my company, Inner Light – Global Communications, has around 270 titles posted on Amazon that I hope you will consider adding to your paranormal library.

As stated, we have done virtually no editing here. What you read in 1963 is what you will read here today. Sean Casteel, my editor, has maybe found a few commas out of place and an occasional typo that got past Jerry Clark’s initial eagle eye and the white out process. (Remember white out? It was used to correct stencils if you found an error, but it made such a mess that you might have been better off letting the original error go through just as it was.)

Reading over the retyped manuscript, I must say I am impressed with the tone of this work. We had some original thinking going for ourselves, and I do believe I have to take credit for having come forward with the idea that some of the flying discs being observed might be of Nazi origin (see the crudely sketched facsimile of a German built saucer within these pages).

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Tim Beckley has taken the only photo though to be an authentic picture of a Man In Black.

We also tore into the reputed appearance of the Men In Black (done so before my softcover book “UFO Silencers” hit the bestseller charts) and offered researcher Ken Larson a speculative arm to espouse his theory that there was a sort of synchronicity between UFOs, the Great Pyramid and the Salton Sea (a rather bleak and barren California wetland-like watering hole that time has forgotten – and it’s no wonder why, if you care to Google photos of the Salton Sea as it exists today). There is also an inspiring section by the late George Fawcett, who at one time had the largest private collection of UFO photos, and a detailed report on saucers sightings from 1962. Perhaps the most credible case described herein involved a UFO flap at the Oradell, New Jersey Reservoir. Old timers will recall the excitement caused by UFOs that bored a hole in the ice at the Wanaquee, New Jersey Reservoir, but the incident at Oradell seems more impressive and never got any recognition. Deserves being scrutinized very carefully for its possible relevance and importance as a historical benchmark.

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Today Tim co-hosts along with Tim Swartz the popular podcast. Exploring the Bizarre archives can be found on KCORradio.com and on Mr UFOs Secret Files, our YouTube channel.

Anyway, as far as I am concerned, “Inside The Saucers” is a forgotten treasure and we can’t thank Rick Hilberg enough for discovering one of the few remaining copies in his files in Cleveland and making a photocopy from which the original work was retyped most meticulously by Sean Casteel.

SUGGESTED READING

INSIDE THE SAUCERS: MR UFOS TEENAGE YEARS

THE UFO SILENCERS: MYSTERY OF THE MEN IN BLACK

UFO REPEATERS: THE CAMERA DOESN’T LIE

NAZI UFO TIME TRAVELERS

THE MIND CONTROL MATRIX OF PHILIP K DICK AND THE PARANORMAL
SYNCHRONICITIES OF TIMOTHY BECKLEY

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UNSCRAMBLING THE MYSTIQUE AND INSCRUTABLE CHARACTER OF AN UNDERCOVER ALIEN HUNTER AND WHISTLEBLOWER

By Sean Casteel

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Many mysteries are revealed in the new version of the “The Commander X Files – Updated: Identifying the Real ‘Commander X’ Alien Hunter.”

Most discussions of Commander X begin with this question. Who the heck is he REALLY?

This issue is grappled with in the newly released “The Commander X Files – Updated – Identifying the Real Commander X.”

In this most recent offering of Commander X’s prolific works – as published by Timothy Green Beckley’s Inner Light-Global Communications publishing house – the cover teases that the book will identify the “real” Commander X.

Which is true up to a point. But revealing the literal, physical, human identity of Commander X would endanger not only Commander X himself but also many of the people with whom he works as he labors to bring the truth of so many government/alien conspiracies to the attention of that portion of the reading public who are receptive to his general message. The truth can set you free, but it can also lead to imprisonment or assassination, a familiar threat to those who conceal their identities and sources of information as a necessary requisite to doing business.

AN IMPORTANT REVELATION

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Who is the mysterious military operative identified only as “Commander X” in a series of pop culture UFO books?

But Commander X has sanctioned that a little information about his working methods can be uncovered at last – the fact that his writing was often corrected and made more readable by the late Jim Keith, a conspiracy theorist whose story is also a fascinating one in itself.

As Beckley writes in his introduction to “The Commander X Files – Updated,” it’s all gotten a little complicated over the years. Still, Beckley does offer some tidbits he hopes readers will find satisfying.

“I am going to tell you something,” Beckley writes, “that I have never revealed to anyone else before. Some of the books by Commander X were not written in their entirety by him. He had help.”

Beckley first addresses the accusation that Commander X is just another disinformation agent. He defends the Commander by saying that the secretive figure had always been aboveboard and honest in his dealings with Beckley himself, which is all Beckley can really know.

“True, I have never met him in the flesh,” Beckley continues, “but in the ‘old days’ we did exchange correspondence and a couple of telephone calls. I think if you have been an avid reader of the Commander X books, you will agree that he has made some striking revelations. He says he worked at Area 51. That he knows about the underground base at Dulce. Was involved in the government’s teleportation program.”

WRITING ON THE FLY ISN’T EASY

But Commander X was continually on the run from his enemies, whether they were part of the international cabal or the aliens themselves.

“Often he would submit a few pages at a time,” Beckley explains, “ramble on a bit and not complete a project he had started on in all earnest. Even as a small publisher, we had to adhere to some sort of schedule for the release of a new title. In order for us to fit into a specific time slot, we had to get the good Commander a bit of literary ‘help.’ We had to find someone who could polish up a manuscript and fill in some of the blanks. Nothing drastic, mind you, but you still can’t put out a book that is full of incomplete thoughts and not rendered in a professional manner.”

So Beckley turned to the aforementioned Jim Keith, a writer who was quickly establishing himself as a prominent conspiracy theorist.

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Jim Keith

“If you have ever been into alternative topics such as black ops, UFOs and mind control, you probably have a number of Jim’s books close at hand,” Beckley writes. “His most important works include ‘Saucers of the Illuminati,’ ‘Mind Control, World Control,’ ‘Casebook of the Men in Black,’ ‘Black Helicopters Over America,’ and ‘OK-Bomb!’ Unfortunately, tragedy struck at an early age, when Jim Keith passed away suddenly – some say under mysterious circumstances.”

Beckley draws on writer Peter Robbins to fill in some of the background. “Jim was truly a conspiracist’s conspiracist,” Robbins writes.

“He spoke at numerous conferences about conspiracies and contributed many articles to journals and magazines. He did not subscribe to the extraterrestrial theory of UFOs and viewed the phenomena as human in origin. He felt that the craft involved were entirely the product of highly classified governmental programs, employing advanced technology.”

In September 1999, Jim was attending “Burning Man,” a weeklong arts festival held annually in Black Rock, Nevada, when he broke his knee in a fall from a stage. He underwent emergency surgery in Reno, Nevada, where he resided. During the operation, a blood clot was released and entered his lung, which was the official cause of his death.

“It’s particularly tempting,” Robbins writes, “to yell murder when someone so dedicated to conspiratorial thinking, and to bringing government abuses and cover-ups to the attention of the public, dies under such freaky circumstances. If the blood clot was not the cause of his death, as some still maintain, I doubt if we will ever learn what in fact it was.”

WAS JIM KEITH THE ‘REAL’ COMMANDER X?

Beckley resumes the narrative by writing: “Interestingly enough, at about the same time as Jim Keith’s passing – whatever the cause might have been – a ‘wild rumor’ started to circulate. It was being said that Keith was in reality the mysterious Commander X. These rumors were denied by Keith himself and ‘verified’ by at least one ‘close friend’ who thought Jim had taken him into his confidence. Actually, Jim was not lying or covering up for Commander X or, for that matter, our publishing company. He was NOT Commander X. There was – and still is, somewhere out there – an actual Commander X!”

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE GOOD COMMANDER

Having dealt with these weighty facts and suspicions, “The Commander X Files – Updated” moves on to the writings of Commander X – as told to Jim Keith.

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Unmarked choppers upon occasion have been seen in association with unidentified flying objects. Particularly well known is their connection to the Cash-Landrum case in 1980s Texas.

The first chapter, called “Escape to Abduction,” is a thrilling opener as it recounts the story of Commander X being warned by a phone call from a friend in the intelligence community that the Commander’s cover had been blown and he should “run like hell.” As he flees his pursuers (whom he calls “hired murderers who had been hunting me for years, ever since my defection”), he philosophizes that, “I had given it my best shot, and that was all I could do. I had done my best to warn the people of the world about the Secret Government and the gray aliens and their plans, and if I didn’t last another day, it would have all been worth it.”

Commander X arrives at a grassy overlook at the shoreline of the Pacific Ocean. Thinking he has managed to conceal himself from the human element, he is struck by the sight of two unmarked black helicopters in “whisper mode” who obviously know where he is. They are followed quickly by the appearance of an alien craft, which he calls “truly beautiful in a purely artistic way.” The craft shoots a cool white beam of light from its underside that engulfs the Commander in the most intense fear he has ever felt.

“I was about to say that that was when I blacked out, but the term isn’t appropriate,” he writes. “I whited out. I knew no more.”

A typical day in the life for Commander X? It would be a little daunting, to say the least, if that was the case. But the fact of the black helicopters working in concert with an alien ship does serve to illustrate one of Commander X’s primary operating assumptions.

“The most horrifying truth that ever confronts a researcher into UFOs and aliens,” he writes, “is the realization that, at a certain point, forces within the U.S. government capitulated to and, at least to a certain degree, joined forces with the aliens in their goal to dominate the Earth.”

A REVEALING CLANDESTINE CONVERSATION

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Beware! You have been warned! Try to cross this barrier at Area 51 and you will be arrested – or possibly far worse.

As an example of the treachery of the gray aliens, Commander X presents a short Q and A with a woman he calls “Miss N,” who was employed as an executive secretary at what is known as the A.T.C. (the Alien Technology Center) at an Air Force base the Commander declines to name. The A.T.C. was a secret “sub-facility” that has been in operation since the 1960s.

“It had been believed until recently,” Commander X writes, “that this area of [deleted] was under the control of the human forces and engaged in researches positive to human aspirations, but subsequent events showed that this had been a ruse fostered by the gray aliens.”

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Area 51 has become part of America’s pop culture and has even been incorporated into slick games for adults.

The Commander explains that he often travels incognito to UFO conferences around the country in order to chat with the attendees. Along with the gawkers, the debunkers, and the merely curious, he says one also meets individuals with a real knowledge of the planetary situation.

One such savvy attendee was the aforementioned Miss N, whom Commander X calls “articulate” and “perfectly rational.” He first met her at a UFO convention and she continues to be one of his informants.

“It was apparent to me after speaking with Miss N for a brief while,” he writes, “and after having her pull me aside to see the array of government identification cards which she carried in her wallet, that she knew about what she spoke. While she was terrified and was looking for someone to ease her mind about what she had witnessed at [deleted], she was also privy to an otherwise unreported instance of alien betrayal by the higher-ups in the military.”

Here are portions of Commander X’s dialogue with Miss N, as transcribed from an audio recording:

X. You alluded to a “shutdown” and a “cover-up” at the A.T.C. portion of the base in 1991? I hadn’t heard about that. Could you give me some additional details?

Miss N: I’m surprised you didn’t hear about it considering your connections to the military. I won’t pretend I’m not scared telling you about all of this. They came in, came right into the lab area . . .

X. Who came in? Military intelligence?

Miss N: It was totally transparent what happened. My God, who do they think they are? The talk had been going around that the scientists in Section G, which supposedly dealt with antigravity research from what I heard, had made a big breakthrough. We thought that was supposed to be the purpose of the center, to actually make scientific discoveries, so I guess nobody was trying to hide what they heard. But that wasn’t it at all. It was only supposed to look like that.

X. I’m not quite following you. What happened?

Miss N: Really, I can’t believe that you didn’t hear about this. I heard it was a directive, straight from the grays, that was issued to the brass at the A.T.C. An ultimatum, I guess. They terminated the scientists in Section G and they tried to cover it up by . . .

X. Terminated? Do you mean . . .

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Many abductees have remembered under hypnosis that they were “manhandled” while being held captive by a group of ultra-terrestrials identified as the Grays.

Miss N: You know as well as I do that I don’t mean “fired from their job.” I mean they killed them, they killed four scientists in the A.T.C. and they tried to cover it up pretending it was radiation poisoning. They sent the hit team into the compound . . .

X. Humans?

Miss N: Yes, I’m sorry to say it was humans who did the job. They came into the lab dressed in radiation suits, and the alarms were going off. I heard the shots, even though they used silencers. I heard the shouts and the crashing of equipment. It didn’t last long, maybe three minutes total. I think you understand as well as I do what the situation is. The research is a total fraud, a cover-up, and they’re keeping the scientists pretty much tethered, giving them little bits and pieces of information and technology. They know that, if we know what they know, then we can fight them, maybe even win. God help me, I hope no one saw me talking to you.

The foregoing conversation between Commander X and Miss N puts in a nutshell so much of what Commander X is all about. There is the collusion between the secret government and the hostile gray aliens, aliens who sometimes masquerade as benefactors to mankind. There is the cloak-and-dagger meeting with an informant who fears being murdered even for speaking in secret. There is an “ear witness” to an unlawful execution of government scientists who somehow drew the anger of the gray aliens by going too far with a technological breakthrough, a breakthrough they had been told they were supposed to pursue.

“I agree with Miss N’s assessment that the alien forces will stop at nothing,” Commander X writes, “to keep humanity in the dark about advanced technology, while at the same time pretending to offer it to us.”

HUMAN ROBOTS AND MUTILATED CATTLE

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Commander X, in his recently published book on the subject, has joined other researchers claiming that the U.S. signed a treaty with a group of aliens back in the 1950s which enabled them to abduct humans in exchange for what we are told was a superior technology.

In another recent offering from Inner Light-Global Communications, entitled “America’s Top Secret Treaty with Alien Life Forms,” Commander X discusses similar themes of a secret branch of the government’s longtime conspiracy with the gray intruders.

“Primarily, what the government doesn’t want people to know,” he writes, “is that an actual agreement was drawn up between the military and the group which John Lear and others have identified as the EBEs (short for Extraterrestrial Biological Entities). The key figures taking part in this scenario had no reason to suspect anything but the best from what they had taken into their confidence. The EBEs said they wanted to take a few humans for examination, that they had actually seeded the planet at the time of creation, eons ago, and simply wanted to keep track of their scientific experiment. For being allowed the privilege of abducting members of the human race on a limited basis, they were seemingly willing to give us scientific data which would greatly enhance our technology.”

According to Commander X, what the government didn’t realize was that the aliens planned to abduct tens of thousands of people, plant monitoring devices in the abductees’ brains, and program them with specific series of responses to direct commands. In other words, the aliens were going to take a much bigger bite out of the human population than what was agreed to and then take complete control of their victims’ unsuspecting minds.

“The EBEs – also behind our backs – began to mutilate cows and other animals,” Commander X writes, “because they wished to use their tissues to create a genetically advanced race of flesh and blood robots. When the government realized what the EBEs had in mind, and wanted to go back on their agreement, the aliens took over several of the bases where they had already installed underground laboratories.”

THE PURPOSE AT HAND

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Commander X says he now ponders whether the signing of a treaty with the EBEs was a positive choice for the people of Earth.

As someone with close military ties, Commander X says he is in a privileged position to know what is going on. He feels it is his patriotic duty to reveal all he knows regardless of the consequences.

“This conspiracy has gone on far too long,” he writes, “and it surely would continue were it not for the a few brave souls who have literally risked their very lives to leak the story of the century to a public that has been left in ‘blissful ignorance.’ I can testify to the fact that this conspiracy leads right up to the front gate of the White House and behind the walls of the Kremlin; for it is a secret that all the major world powers share, but continue to keep to themselves, for fear of what the repercussions of their actions and the eventual outcome of the situation may be.”

One would certainly hope to be among the “few brave souls” Commander X refers to and do one’s part to help to break the leash the grays and their government allies hold us to heel with, to use an unfortunate “dog” metaphor. In taking up the struggle, the reader should begin by familiarizing oneself with the books of Commander X, which are published to the potential peril of many in the fields of UFO and conspiracy research. Let us hope that there is still time to undo the damage that has already been done.

SUGGESTED READING LIST AND AUDIO/VIDEO ARCHIVES:

THE COMMANDER X FILES – UPDATED

AMERICA’S TOP SECRET TREATY WITH ALIEN LIFE FORMS

THE CONTROLLERS: THE RULERS OF EARTH IDENTIFIED

UNDERGROUND ALIEN BASES

MR. UFO’S SECRET FILES ON YOUTUBE.COM (OVER 130 INTERVIEWS)

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