UFO REPORT COMPLETED
In the last issue of New Dawn, mention was made of a document on the subject of UFOs being financed by 85-year-old philanthropist Laurance Rockefeller.
Also Rockefeller allegedly funds several prominent Ufologists, including Dr. John Mack and C.B. "Scott" Jones. Mystery surrounds the true motive for his obsession with UFOs, although many believe (see New Dawn No.35) Laurance is continuing an old family tradition of "social engineering." Maybe it's all about being in the vanguard of social change and safeguarding family interests.
Now the 169-page report on UFOs is completed and Mr Rockefeller intends to present "the best available evidence" on UFOs to a very select audience: heads of state and other key world figures, whom he hopes will be sufficiently moved to lift the lid off the "UFO cover-up".
The report, written mainly by Don Berliner, author and senior associate of the Fund for UFO Research, also gives joint credit for material to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS). A letter of endorsement signed by the heads of these organisations appears at the front of the report.
The report is in three parts. First is a brief overview, discussing the general case for UFO reality and the problem of government secrecy. Part two, the most lengthy, presents nineteen case discussions deemed "the best evidence" now available. Part three is comprised mainly of quotes from various world figures on the reality or possibility of UFOs and alien contact.
Notably absent from the report are any cases involving alleged abduction of humans by UFO occupants. In fact, the report includes only one case of the "third kind" (CE3) involving direct observation of apparent alien beings. Over half of the cases are of the "first kind" (CE1), that is, observation of unusual craft or airborne objects. The rest are of the "second kind" (CE2) in which the object or encounter left clear physical evidence behind.
According to this report, the "best evidence" includes:
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- "Foo fighters" sighted by WWII fliers during 1944-45, notably on August 10, 1944 over the Indian Ocean, and December 22, 1944 over Hagenau, Germany;
- Kenneth Arnold's famous sighting of nine aerial objects over the Cascade Mountains in Washington State on June 24, 1947;
- bold incursions of unidentified craft over several Strategic Air Command bases during late October and November, 1975, including Loring AFB in Maine, Wurtsmith AFB in Michigan, Malmstrom AFB in Montana, Minot AFB in North Dakota and Falconbridge in Ontario, Canada;
- a "dogfight" between a UFO and two F-4 jets over Tehran, Iran in 1976;
- the strange sightings in the Rendlesham Forest between Bentwaters and Woodbridge RAF bases in England in late December, 1980; and
- visual and radar sighting of an aerial object "two times bigger than an aircraft carrier" by the flight crew of a Japan Airlines 747 freighter over Alaska on November 17, 1986.
LAST WORD ON ALIEN AUTOPSY FILM?
A rumor circulated a couple of years ago that famous Hollywood director Steven Spielberg had acquired footage of a 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico, and its dead alien crew. He supposedly obtained it from a retired army cameraman who had kept it hidden for almost four decades.
Spielberg was said to be preparing a new movie, designated 'Project X,' to be released in 1997, the 50th anniversary of the so-called Roswell crash. At the time, Spielberg's film company emphatically denied any truth to the rumor, and it faded away when no proof was forthcoming. A new twist to that rumor has now surfaced. In issue No. 34, New Dawn reported on the controversial Santilli alien autopsy film. The film became all the rage in the international UFO community, with half the specialised publications featuring Santilli's alien corpse on their front covers.
Now, Ufologist J. Antonio Huneeus, writing in his Fate magazine column of March 1996, disclosed that Santilli now appears to be just the front man for the real owner of the film.
Huneeus writes: "Santilli admitted as much in an interview on the BBC TV show Good Morning with Anne and Nick. When asked how much he had paid the alleged cameraman, Santilli responded: 'I didn't pay anything for it. The money that we eventually got to pay for the film came from Germany, but it was a significant amount that was required to acquire the film.'"
"The identity of the shadowy owner," writes Huneeus, "Herr Volker Spielberg," finally emerged, not through Santilli's mouth, but was made by "Jacques Pradel of the French network TF1, which had previously broadcast the original autopsy footage..."
Huneeus reports on a TV program conducted by Pradel, in which he assembled a number of experts from various fields, and interviewed Santilli live from London. "There can be little doubt that Santilli looked pretty bad on this show. He was embarrassed several times by Pradel's questions," says Huneeus.
As the program continued, "it became clear he [Santilli] just didn't have the original footage, that it was beyond his control. So TF1 sought the identity of the reputed owner, Herr Spielberg, showing his small production company offices in Hamburg. Spielberg, however, was not there because he was dodging the media."
The TF1 cameras finally tracked him down to an apartment building where Spielberg was staying. When contacted on the telephone, "his voice was recorded... saying, 'I want nothing to do with journalists. I am a collector, it's personal, the world is selfish, so am I.' He was escaping from prying TV cameras just like corrupt officials or businesspeople do."
In concluding, the way the film has been distributed and handled, in Huneeus's opinion, is "highly suspicious," and "I don't expect to discuss it further in this column. Enough is enough."
Perhaps we now fully understand Spielberg's comments to UFO researcher Jacques Vallee, related in an interview published in New Dawn No. 34:
"When I met Stephen Spielberg, I argued with him that the subject [of UFOs] was even more interesting if it wasn't extraterrestrials. If it was real, physical, but not ET. So he said, 'You're probably right, but that's not what the public is expecting - this is Hollywood and I want to give people something that's close to what they expect.'"
Spielberg acts as the ET's greatest PR man, producing a string of award-winning Hollywood films that present the aliens in a very positive light. Who could not feel warm and fuzzy at the plight of ET? Or feel pangs of compassion for the aliens downed in the 1947 Roswell crash? No guessing who'll get the international TV rights to the joint announcement by Rockefeller and Spielberg, two of the world's richest men, of our friendly ETs' arrival at UN headquarters.
ALIEN INVASION: DOES IT ADD UP?
Over recent years the vast increase in the number of people reportedly experiencing an 'alien abduction' has prompted researchers to take a closer look at the figures. A Roper Survey conducted in 1991 uncovered that 119 people of the almost 6,000 questioned revealed they had experienced what UFO investigators call an alien abduction. If the numbers are extrapolated to the entire population of the United States, this translates to a staggering five million abductees. Even if the figures of the poll were significantly off, that still leaves a huge number of abductees.
Robert Durant, a commercial pilot with a long interest in UFOs, decided to analyse all the data gathered from abduction reports. In searching all the reports, Durant discovered that most abductees, on average, undergo 10 abductions, beginning from around age 5 and end by age 55. The period of time for each abduction averages at two hours, and the number of aliens at any given abduction is six.
On those figures, Durant calculated if five million alien abductees each experienced 10 abductions over the last 50 years, then an astonishing one million abductions take place per year, or 2,740 per day in the United States alone.
Durant figured that if a team of six aliens is required to perform each two-hour abduction, that would allow them to conduct 12 abductions a day. So to perform 2,740 abductions per day, he reckoned that the aliens would need 288 teams, or a total of 1,370 aliens.
"This is extremely troubling to me because I'm a total believer in UFOs, I don't buy the physical abduction scenario... there's no way I'm saying my analysis proves abductions are real, because after all these years, we still don't have tangible proof."
Durant is not alone. Dennis Stacy, editor of the respected monthly UFO magazine The MUFON Journal, agrees the numbers just don't work.
"If the phenomenon is global in nature, as it appears to be," says Stacy, "then the 1 million abductions a year in the U.S. grows to 22 million abductions worldwide. You would need at least 11,000 alien crews, for a total of 66,000 aliens to carry out the task, and of course, 11,000 UFOs overhead at any given hour."
For Stacy, the fantastic numbers point to an obvious conclusion. "There must be a terrestrial, that is, psychological in nature, rather than extraterrestrial origin to the abduction experience," he says.
Jacques Vallee, the renowned UFO researcher (see New Dawn No. 34), agrees that the evidence does not point to ETs from outer space. More likely, he contends, UFOs are evidence for an altogether "metalogical" and ultradimensional reality.
Today's epidemic of alien abductions lacks tangible physical proof. To the millions who say they've been abducted, the experience is very real, and often very scary, exhibiting similarities to the demon-possessions of yesteryear.
As Dr. Pierre Guerin has said, "UFO behaviour is more akin to magic than to physics as we know it... the modern UFOnauts and the demons of past days are probably identical."
Writing in UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse, the respected UFologist John A. Keel points out: "The UFO manifestations seem to be, by and large, merely minor variations of the age-old demonological phenomenon..."
Instead of gazing into the sky, maybe it's time we looked a little closer to home.
(Source: Omni, Winter 1995)
Above news items extracted from New Dawn No.36 (May-June, 1996)
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