Title: ENCOUNTER IN RENDLESHAM FOREST: The inside story of the world’s best-documented UFO incident.
Authors: Nick Pope with John Burroughs (USAF, RET) and Jim Penniston (USAF, RET).
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press – Thomas Dunne Books
297 pages - illustrated
Available via Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Surprisingly there aren’t many books written about the Rendlesham Forest Incident (RFI) and only a handful are in my ever expanding book collection. Also surprising is that prior to this book Nick Pope had only written four books himself. With this in mind this book has to be a welcome addition to the UFO literature.
Interview with Alex Collier
By Paola Harris
I just recently wrote a piece for the October 2000 issue of UFO magazine on Vatican representative Rev. Monsignor Balducci who stesses the importance of witness testimony in investigations. Although I personally have never really seen anything or experienced CONTACT like even so many of my military witnesses have confessed to, I'd better take heed. In the past, most of my investigative journalistic efforts were of the concrete government/ military witnesses type or of a" nuts and Bolts' scientific nature. They are people who were involved first hand like Colonel Philip Corso, Dr. Michael Wolf, Sgt. Major Robert O Dean and Clifford Stone.
However, I am beginning to believe that we should begin to look at the whole picture from a different perspective as now many"experiencers" also are giving first hand accounts of this very paranormal Phenomenon. I believe some of these people are telling the TRUTH here.
In an effort to bring a more comprehensive approach here, I am including this unusual interview with Alex Collier.
Now the Alex Collier interview is truly a stretch for me because I don't usually interview Contactees but his name was given to me first by the Reverend Jean Holmes, whom I greatly respect, at the Standing Elk STAR KNOWLEDGE Conference last year. I ignored it then because the timing wasn't right. Then, by chance, a young Italian Contactee in ITALY suggested that I contact him this year! Since I go largely by instinct , I tracked down ALEX COLLIER in Colorado. He has much to say that has been verified by my previous "nuts and bolts" witnesses He mentions Hoagland's research at least 12 times and it is no coincidence that I am researching Hoagland's MARS claims. So SOMEONE must be leading me along a given path.
In conclusion, it is non characteristic for me to do this kind of interview but I make it a point to meet the people I interview and I did sit and speak with Alex Collier for 4 hours on July 29th,2000. To this reporter, he appeared very credible. The book is worth reading!
Food for thought!!!!
Did you ever dream of joining Starfleet Academy? Well, this is the closest thing: next week a new semester of courses starts at the Exopolitics Institute. The two courses that are given this time are:
- Exo-102: Citizen Diplomacy with Extraterrestrial Civilizations (http://tinyurl.com/exo102)
- Exo-109: Messages from Space: Past and Present contact (http://tinyurl.com/exo109)
The ET-Human Link: We Are The Message
By Dana Redfield
Reviewed by AJ
"We are the message and we are the evidence. It seems almost a conspiracy that investigators would chase the dream of getting their hands on the nuts and bolts and smoking guns of the UFO, while we, the living evidences of the presence, were gestating in the miracle wombs of change. Abductees are like children….As we toddled, disoriented in a world that ignored us for the dazzle of new technologies, muse-babble was our language. But now we are beginning to find our voices…" – Dana Redfield
Dana Redfield, an accomplished author of fiction, has written her second work of non-fiction, The ET-Human Link: We Are The Message. Many people will recall her first nonfiction book, Summoned: Encounters with Alien Intelligence during which she tested the waters of a new reality emerging, and for the first time shared some of her encounters with non-human intelligences with the public.
I read Dana's first book of nonfiction and to me it seems that Dana Redfield has grown spiritually and has become stronger and more resilient than she probably ever thought she could. She has taken the next step in her mission, if we may call it that, and has now gone public with in-depth information about her experiences, her private life and feelings about her place in the world.
Jenny Randles penned an excellent Foreword for this book doing a superb job of preparing the reader for their journey into Dana Redfield's life. The ET-Human Link is a beautifully written book, but like many experiencers' lives, it is a very complex story. It is a story that will ask you to think about our world in the context of what is happening to those of us who have experienced interaction with non-human beings.
True Accounts of Contact
By Preston Dennett
Reviewed by AJ
Extraterrestrial Visitations: True Accounts of Contact is Preston Dennett's fourth book about the UFO phenomenon. It is based on ten case histories and includes personal testimonies from the following: a medical doctor, a therapist, an airplane mechanic, a housewife, a military person, an office worker, a factory employee, an actor, a waitress, and a store manager. In other words, people we see in our everyday lives.
Preston carefully chose these ten cases because they all have something important to contribute to our understanding of the phenomenon. They all have similarities to other cases, but they also have important differences and contain new information. Preston interjects his thoughtful insights about the phenomenon in each chapter, but it is done so in a gentle, logical manner allowing the witnesses to describe their own experiences and draw their own conclusions. There is no doubt Preston does draw conclusions, but it is from years of investigating and interviewing witnesses, and the reader will quickly see that he is very familiar with the subject.
[Note: This is an interview Paola Harris did with Courtney Brown on 17 April, 2000. It was previously published on her Italian web site].
Harris: Do you mind if I tape this so I don't make mistakes? I'm taping this with a regular tape with a telephone system here in Rome.
Brown: yeah, Okay
Brown: Thank you very much for asking for this interview. I saw your web site and it was very interesting.
Harris: The people in Italy found out that I had worked with Dr. J Allen Hyneck in the '80's and they started asking me to do UFO research and so that's how I got involved.
Brown: That's an exciting field for you to be in. That's great.
Harris: Well , Let me explain your book was given to me about a month ago because I'm really interested in remote viewing. I had been interested in Ingo Swann when he came out with his web site and his book Penetration and I thought, how come all of a sudden this work which I thought was top secret government project becomes public and people can talk about it?
Brown: Yeah, well there are actually two sides to it. Ingo's stuff is very, very up front. I don't see any remote possibility for him to deceive anyone for any reason. You know, he states that he's tried to clear up things on record as he's getting older, and he wants to get on with other things. I can't see any reason, or at least any profit motivation, for selling Penetration. The first seventy pages is riveting. I don't think he intended to write a spellbinder or anything like that. So I find him very credible. I, by the way, don't know Ingo. I've only spoken to him once for five minutes on the phone. We've exchanged only one letter, and I wish I had been able to know him better. So if I say anything dealing with Ingo, it's only third hand information, but it's always great, great positive stuff. I wish I'd known him.
Harris: You never worked with Ingo . Did you ever work with Hal Putoff at the Stanford Research Institute, or any of those people?
Brown: No, we have our own institute here, The Farsight Institute
The Hidden History of the Human Race
By Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson
Reviewed by AJ
Forbidden Archeology is a work that questions current beliefs about human evolution. Part I of Forbidden Archeology (which covers 458 pages) is based on what the authors call anomalous evidence and "provides a well documented compendium of reports absent from many current references and not otherwise easily obtainable." The authors discuss how scientific evidence has been "systematically suppressed, ignored, or forgotten...not through a conspiracy organized to deceive the public, but through an ongoing social process of knowledge filtration that appears quite innocuous, but has a substantial cumulative effect."
Nicolas Berasain, from Exopolitics Chile, did a presentation on the Ruwa case (i.e. the Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe). The presentation is in Spanish, but there are English subtitles:
More can be found on the case in this article: Encounter at the Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe
I was delighted to receive a complimentary copy of Philip Mantle’s latest UFO Today, Issue 2.1 which is quite impressive in the amount of ufological information it covers. This issue begins with a Historical Perspective, written by Steve Purcell of MUFON. Purcell discusses how the year 1957 defined a decade of innocence lost, an overview of the Levelland, Texas sightings, followed by the Dante humanoid sighting and landing trace case which occurred north of Knoxville, Tennessee. Confounding the latter, however, is a story told over the radio by Reinhold Schmidt, a man with a dubious reputation. Does one person’s unusual humanoid encounter invalidate, or strengthen, the other’s? Only a true UFO historian can get to the bottom of cases such as these and we will no doubt be learning a lot more in Purcell’s upcoming book on the UFO Phenomenon in the State of Tennessee.
There are interesting contributions from Rebecca Lomas’ The Daily Saucer regarding NASA and Curiosity Rover’s discoveries since its launch in 2012. Other subjects covered include Worldwide UFO News, an update about Crop Circles, Comet Ison and Exopolitics – and we’re just one quarter of the way through the latest issue of UFO Today which encompasses a staggering 82 pages. You won’t find this much ufological news in one magazine anywhere else.
This week a new semester of courses starts at the Exopolitics Institute. The two courses that are given this time are:
- Introduction to Exopolitics (http://tinyurl.com/exo101)
- Developing the Road to Disclosure- Quantum Cosmology (http://tinyurl.com/exo106)
Book Review by AJ: Farah Yurdozu, Love In An Alien Purgatory: The Life And Fantastic Art of David Huggins
In Farah Yurdozu's latest book, Love In An Alien Purgatory, we learn that David Huggins, an unassuming and gentle man, had his first consciously recalled abduction experience when he was eight years old. That experience, and many of his later encounters, occurred during the day when he was outside playing. Like most abductees, the Beings conditioned David throughout his childhood, blocking many of his memories from conscious recollection using telepathic suggestions that he was not to remember his interaction with them. David, however, not only eventually recalled his experiences consciously; he remembered many of them in great detail. Another fortuitous event is that David would grow up to become an artist, and it is the artist-abductee who brings the nitty-gritty of abduction to life in the pages of this fascinating, and at times, disturbing book.
Interview with Clifford Stone about crash retrievals and aliens.
with the help of his collaborator Joseph Zeromski.
by Paola Leopizzi Harris
Cliff, Tell us about Aliens who look like us. Can you repeat the story you told me about their living in Texas among Humans.
PH: The family from Texas, they said they look like us, right?
PH: Did you say a mother, father and two boys?
CS: Mother, father and son.
PH: And they look like us. You don’t know where they came from; you just know they were aliens.
CS: I wanted to get security clearance, so I was talking to the Security Clearance Operations Officer. I didn’t know I already had a security clearance, but all these things I was doing required a security clearance, and I didn’t have one, as far as I knew. So I went and talked to him. He told me a story about when they had this hurricane in 1977 or 1978. He said it destroyed the whole community. And this one young man saw a young girl very upset by this, and he thought he could cheer her up and let her know that there’s other life out there. So he said to her, would you like to see the family’s flying saucer? And she starts to smile. So he said, I will show you the craft that’s in the barn. So the next day they went over, the whole family was gone, and there were these Air Force guys there. And they left. But I can tell you because I was involved in the operation in California.
One of the better known cases in Southern Africa is the incident in 1994 where a craft landed next to the Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe. 60 students saw the craft and its occupants. The case was investigated, among others, by John Mack.
Here is a two hour documentary on the case:
Update 1 October 2013: and here is a newly released documentary with new interviews with the original witnesses:
Update 18 February 2014: Nicolas Berasain from Exopolitics Chile did a presentation on the Ruwa case. The presentation is in Spanish, but there are English subtitles:
Cheuk Fei interviews Neil Gould on Galactic Diplomacy, and his encounter with a Nordic looking alien.
Note that this was done in Hong Kong: the first few minutes are in Chinese but from then onward everything is in English.
On Thursday 5 September at 10:30 p.m. GMT, a number of Generals, Pilots and Government officials went on the record live to discuss their experiences with UFOs. They were joined by a panel of credible witnesses, each speaking for 10 minutes before a 30 minute Q and A session.
The panel included:
- Leslie Kean, author of the New York Times best seller "UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go On the Record." She spent 10 years researching the book, which includes officially documented cases and reports by highly credentialed people from around the world.
- Jose Lay, international affairs director at CEFAA in Chile, a government agency whose mission is to collect, study and analyze scientifically, all reports of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) in Chile.
- Colonel Charles Halt, who in 1980 officially reported a UFO at RAF Woodbridge in England, which later became known as The Rendlesham Forest Incident.
- Captain Robert Salas, whilst an officer in the US Air Force, witnessed 10 nuclear missiles become non-operational after guards reported UFOs hovering above the facility.
- Captain Ray Bowyer, along with some of his passengers, witnessed an object estimated to be up to a mile long over the English Channel in 2007.
- Parviz Jafari is a retired General of the Iranian Air Force. In 1976 he was ordered by the Air Force Command to approach an intense flashing object observed over Tehran. Jafari’s weapons were jammed and communications garbled when he approached the object.
Here is the video of the event:
On 23 July 2013, Zone Radio's Alain Howes interviewed Erica Koen.
Alain was kind enough to make a copy of the interview available. You can listen to it here (by pressing on the play button' - you may want to adjust the volume on your speaker set):
Or you can download it from www.exopoliticssouthafrica.org/download/Erica-Koen-On-Zone-Radio.mp3.
With special thanks to Alain Howes, and Zone Radio (www.zoneradio.co.za).