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.

I found Jorge Martin’s Fidel Castro and the Alien Corpse intriguing. Could it be true that Castro really traveled to a Russian military base where he was shown a special laboratory that housed “…a disk they had captured, and the body of a tall extraterrestrial being?” Perhaps the United State’s disagreements with Castro’s regime weren’t solely of a terrestrial nature after all.

Curtis Collins makes a convincing case to have the Cash-Landrum Incident reopened and reinvestigated. This article has some fantastic images and graphics and this reader agrees with Collins in that “…the passage of time closes some doors, but others may open.” Betty Cash and Vickie Landrum never received the justice they deserved having died without ever knowing the truth about what happened to them that fateful night. Collins is correct in writing that “The helicopter personnel who participated in the operations are nearing retirement age and could now discuss the case without fear of risk to their military careers,” and “…it’s possible that once secret documents might become available.” The Cash-Landrum Incident is definitely a case that needs to be revisited, reinvestigated and thoroughly vetted.

It was great to hear about my old friend Jose Escamilla’s latest production called Moon Rising: The Greatest Story Ever Denied, Part II. Escamilla writes that in his earlier 2012 film Celestial he took “…a detailed look at what appear to be cities” and “domes with buildings in them…” on the Moon. No matter how often NASA alters their image data, the Guyot crater on our Moon, ETs and NASA will be forever linked.

Philip Mantle interviews the Scottish Rock Band called CEIV (formed in 1983) who provides instant downloads of their music. This is followed by an interview with Nick Pope in At Work on the X-Files who ends his interview by stating that while he is “…still bound by the Official Secrets Act…with the declassification and release of the MoD’s UFO files, I can now talk more freely about most of my work and give people an insight into what it was like doing a job which, with no exaggeration, was probably the most bizarre and interesting post anywhere in the UK civil service.” We all seriously expect more Disclosure will be coming and Pope won’t really have to keep his security oath “for life.”

UFO Today, Issue 2.1 wraps up with book reviews of The Mountain of the Dead: The Dyatlov Pass Incident by Keith McCloskey, and Kathleen Marden and Denise Stoner’s The Alien Abduction Files: The Most Startling Cases of Human-Alien Contact Ever Reported (the latter which every serious researcher of the Contact Phenomenon should have in their library).

It was refreshing to read UFO Today, Issue 2.1. It is colorful and quite lengthy, but most importantly, chocked full of interesting and valuable information, including important links and advertisements so the reader can learn more about their favorite topics.