Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Southeast Texas Bigfoot Gig...

A while away yet, but make a note if you want to come along!

Hanging Out and Bigfoot...



Hanging out a couple of days ago with good friend and Bigfoot-seeker, Shelly Covington-Montana...


Roswell: Do We Know More Than The Government?



That's the title of a new article from me, which starts as follows (and which you can find here):

That may sound like a strange – even bizarre – question to ask. But, stay with me. There’s absolutely no doubt that something very strange happened on the Foster Ranch, Lincoln County, New Mexico in the summer of 1947. There is intriguing witness testimony which supports the idea that people were warned not to talk about what they knew – as in ever. There were, allegedly, death threats made too. Tales even exist of people being murdered to prevent the truth of Roswell from surfacing outside of the secret world of government. But, that was then – seventy years ago. What about now? That’s the important question. It’s a question which gets to the heart of the title of this article.



 Whenever elements of the U.S. Government, such as the GAO (the Government Accountability Office) or the Air Force have anything to say about Roswell, Ufologists typically scream “Lies!” “Disinformation!” I saw this, and still remember it, when back in the 1990s the Air Force published its reports on Roswell. One surfaced in 1994 and was soon followed by a massive report in excess of 1,000 pages in length. The Air Force concluded that, most likely, what came down on the Foster Ranch was a huge “Mogul” balloon array, designed to monitor for early Soviet atomic bomb tests. Then, in July 1997 – which was the 50th anniversary of Roswell – the Air Force published another report on Roswell. This one was on the controversial matter of the bodies found at Roswell – which the Air Force suggested were probably crash-test dummies. Ufology was in a state of uproar, pointing figures at what it considered to be a bunch of liars. But, those same ufologists were wrong.

The Couch And Zombies...

Late last night, stretched out on the couch and watching one of my all-time favorite movies...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Greater New England UFO Gig

A few photos from last weekend's Greater New England UFO Conference, which was a great time!

















Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Philip K. Dick - Synchronicities, the Paranormal, and Much More









Available now is the new book from Timothy Green Beckley: The Matrix Control System of Philip K. Dick. This is an excellent book, which includes an Introduction from PKD's widow, Tessa Dick. Not one to be missed!

Here's what the publisher has to say about the book:

BEYOND ANYTHING YOU EVER IMAGINED WAS POSSIBLE!
EXPLORE PARALLEL WORLDS AND OTHER DIMENSIONS.
ESCAPE THE CONFINES OF THE MATRIX AND ELUDE THOSE THAT CONTROL OUR LIVES THROUGH A COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION.
You Have Doubtlessly Seen The Movies Based Upon What We Have All Come to Believe Are Exceptionally Brilliant Science Fiction Novels Written By The Late Philip K. Dick . . .
TOTAL RECALL – BLADE RUNNER – THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU
But what you probably didn’t know is that their creator was living out some of the same incredibly bizarre scenarios that he wrote about. One can easily compare Philip to the character played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Total Recall,” who found himself in a parallel universe on a faraway planet, despite the fact that he was only supposed to be hooked up in a laboratory to a machine that creates realistic dream-like images. Which reality is the character really living in?
At a sci-fi press conference held in France in 1977, Philip tried to explain some of his bewildering thoughts about the existence of a parallel or self-contained – Matrix-like – universe created by “someone” who has the ability to alter the course of time and our concept of reality:
“People claim to remember past lives,” Philip told the throng of reporters and fans. “I claim to remember a different – very different – present life. I know of nobody who has ever made this claim before but I rather suspect that my experience is not unique. What perhaps is unique is my willingness to talk about it. We are living in a computer-programmed reality and the only clue we have to it is when some variable is changed and some alteration in our reality occurs . . . and because of this a variable WAS changed – reprogrammed as it were – and an alternative world branched off.”
Drawing on the masterful mind of creative genius Philip K. Dick we offer up dozens of his personal experiences, as well as those of others in the UFO and paranormal fields, where synchronicities seem to abound. This is NOT science fiction. This is a universe that cannot be so easily grasped or explained.
The well-known collector of scientific curiosities, Charles Fort, is often quoted as having said: “The Earth is a farm. We are someone’s property.” He likened our condition to being movable pieces on a chess board.
“There is no doubt that we are under some sort of surveillance and that an ‘invisible hand’ has the ability to carve out our existence and ‘interfere’ in our daily lives by creating a variety of bizarre ‘play scripts’ that to some may seem like pure ‘coincidences.’” Or so says pop culture paranormalist Tim Beckley, who notes that “Synchronicities are not just random occurrences but are laid out before us by some sort of synchronicity command post, which ably demonstrates their mastery or control over us hapless earthlings.”
Drawing on the masterful mind of creative genius Philip K. Dick (some to this day perceive him to have been a total “mad man”) we offer up dozens of his personal experiences, as well as those of others in the UFO and paranormal fields, where synchronicities seem to abound. Beckley and co-author Sean Casteel lay out a plausible scenario to “explain” the intricate workings of what has been dubbed “The Synchronicity Command Board,” or “Earth Coincidence Control Office,” as so aptly named by the brilliant American marine biologist and neurologist, Dr. John C. Lilly.
THE MATRIX CONTROL SYSTEM OF PHILIP K. DICK – AND THE PARANORMAL SYNCHRONICITIES OF TIMOTHY GREEN BECKLEY has been compiled by Tim Beckley and Sean Casted with an Introduction by Tessa Dick and added contributions by such esteemed researchers as: Philip K. Dick, Tim Swartz, Nick Redfern, Diane Tessman, Hercules Invictus, Brad Steiger, Brent Raynes, Cynthia Cirile, Valarie D. Orazio, and others who have come to conclude we are living in a computerized simulation, and like PKD acknowledge the existence of the Matrix.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

"Haunted By A Phantom Ape"

That's the title of a new article from me at Mysterious Universe...

And here's how it begins...

On several occasions, I have written here at Mysterious Universe about the phenomenon of what I call “anomalous apes.” Most cryptozoologists are of the opinion that the likes of Bigfoot, the Yeti of the Himalayas, the Yeren of China, and the Yowie of Australia are wholly flesh and blood animals of a presently unknown type. There are, however, more than a few reports of such creatures that seem far more phantom-like in nature. It’s important to note that there is nothing new about anomalous apes. To demonstrate that, we have to turn our attentions to a certain book written back in 1954.

Elliott O’Donnell (1872-1965) was an author of many books on the world of the supernatural. They included Ghostly Phenomena (1913), Confessions of a Ghost Hunter (1928), and Strange Cults & Secret Societies of Modern London (1934). And, in 1954, there was Dangerous Ghosts. It’s this book to which we need to turn our attentions. In its pages O’Donnell said to his audience that “…Mrs. James, a reader of my books, told me, when I was living in London, an extraordinary story of Mr. Ward, one of her girlhood friends, who was haunted by a phantom ape.”

Monday, September 4, 2017

The Beast of Bala Lake

 Does a massive fish lurk in the waters of Bala Lake, Wales? Probably, yes!

Twin Peaks...

Well, I watched the last 2 episodes of the new series of Twin Peaks last night. What did I think of it? It was OK (just about...). 

But, just like when your favorite band reforms, or when The X-Files came back, I could have done without TP returning. 

I loved the original when I watched back in 1990/1991. But, I watched the new series more out of curiosity than anything else. And, to see how they all looked after 27 years. 

There were a few good moments, a few hilarious ones, but overall? Meh. 

I thought that the whole Dougie thing got way dragged out over far too many episodes. 

And it seemed to me that a lot of the oddness was simply added because the creators of the new series thought the audience would expect it. 

In other words, I thought a lot of the oddness came across as forced. I'm glad I watched it (I think...), but please let it rest now. 

And, don't bring anymore X-Files back, either. Enough is enough.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

"Shapeshifters" Update




Well, a sure sign my forthcoming Shapeshifters book will be available imminently - got 2 finished copies in the mail yesterday, along with 6 flat fliers which show the front and back covers...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mothman & Nuclear Nightmares

That's the subject of a new article from me at Mysterious Universe - a weird tale of Armageddon and a cluster of bad dreams...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

No Return - Reviewed



No Return is the title of a new book from David Booher. It is published by the good folks at Anomalist Books. The subtitle is UFO Abduction or Covert Operation? That’s a very good question! I finished reading the book last week and, I can say with certainty, it does not disappoint. It’s a real-life, little-known, saga that dates back to the latter part of the 1950s. It still remains filled with enigmas and puzzles, close to sixty years after it occurred.

Anomalist Books’ publicity page for No Return states: “On a lonesome road in Utah, a young soldier returning from leave speeds through the desert night. Suddenly the sky lights up as a blazing object streaks across the highway and crashes nearby. Stunned, the soldier stops and decides to investigate. Little does he know, but his life will never be the same again. This is the true story of a man named Gerry Irwin. Following a mysterious experience in Utah in 1959, inexplicable blackouts and bizarre behavior threatened to derail his promising Army career. Then one day he suddenly deserted his Army post in Texas and disappeared without a trace. No one knows what became of him—until now. What happened to Gerry Irwin? Was he abducted by aliens, in what would amount to the first known case of this phenomenon on American soil? Or was he a pawn in a covert intelligence operation? And how does his story really end? A new investigation launched in 2013 attempts to answer these and other questions, revealing along the way the ordeal of a man whose mind was ravaged by a confrontation with the unknown.”

Those are the two opening paragraphs from a new review from me of the latest title from Anomalist Books: No Return, by David Booher. It's a great book, very intriguing, and well worth reading!

You can read my review here, and you can find more on the book at the links above.

The Ramones: Cursed???



Were punk rock gods, The Ramones, cursed? That's the question I ask in a new article...




Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A Trilogy of Pterodactyl Tales



Within the field of Cryptozoology, one of the strangest issues is that which revolves around claims that in various parts of the world pterodactyls still exist. Yes, it sounds totally crazy. But, there are plenty of such stories, some from very credible people.

I recently wrote a three-part series on such cases for Mysterious Universe, and here they are:

1. A 1982 wave of encounters in the north of England.

2. The Pterodactyl-Peyote connection.

3. A definite hoax.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chestnut Ridge Mysteries: Bigfoot & UFOs...




This looks to be good...!


Press release from: Small Town Monsters:

PENNSYLVANIA PREPARES FOR AN “INVASION”

AWARD-WINNING FILM COMPANY RELEASES DOCUMENTARY CENTERED AROUND THE CHESTNUT RIDGE

A new film titled Invasion on Chestnut Ridge (from the creators of the just-released documentary, The Mothman of Point Pleasant) now has a trailer. “Invasion” tells the true story of one of the more bizarre places in America, Pennsylvania's Chestnut Ridge, and the unusual activity that has taken place there for decades. Ahead of the launch of the film, the official trailer has been released. Delving into one of the most intriguing, and unusual regions this side of the Bermuda Triangle, the film will tell the tale of the Kecksburg UFO crash, the Uniontown Bigfoot/UFO sightings, encounters with a large, prehistoric bird in Keystone State Park and much more.

The trailer shows glimpses of just a few of the interviews conducted with locals, witnesses and investigators interspersed with footage depicting some of the unusual activity that has taken place along the ridge. Invasion on Chestnut Ridge will be the first feature film to document this hotbed of paranormal activity. Is the ridge a magnet for strange and mystifying forces? A beacon to visitors from beyond? You be the judge when the film is released on October 20th!

Small Town Monsters produced the just-released Mothman of Point Pleasant. That film is currently in the midst of a lengthy film festival run that spans into next year, and was previously the best selling title on Amazon’s Documentary category. Invasion is directed and produced by Seth Breedlove, the award-winning director of Boggy Creek Monster, Beast of Whitehall and The Mothman of Point Pleasant. It features cinematography by Zac Palmisano, animated sequences by Chris Scalf, special FX work by Sentry Cinemas, illustrations by Brandon Scalf and Matt Harris and an original score by Brandon Dalo. The one-sheet was created by renowned artist, Sam Shearon.

STM is currently working on multiple projects including a production directed by filmmaker, Aleksandar Petakov, about the lake monster, Champ. Previous STM films including “Mothman” are available through Amazon and Vimeo OnDemand or on DVD through shop.smalltownmonsters.com
Trailer:
https://youtu.be/IUHc2eKiJ9Y

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Britain's Bigfoot: Paranormal


A new article from me on why the so-called "British Bigfoot" is clearly not a flesh-and-blood animal. It's much weirder than that...

Friday, July 14, 2017

David Weatherly and Nessie...



David Weatherly (author of The Black Eyed Children) gives my 2016 book, Nessie, an excellent review.

You can find David's thoughts and observations on the book right here.

That's David below, at last year's Dogman Symposium in Defiance, Ohio.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Crashed UFO...That Wasn't...

A good, new article from Jack Brewer, in which I get a mention and which gets into the issue of a crashed UFO that was surely NOT a crashed UFO...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

UFOs & MInd-Control: A Trilogy of Accounts

Over at Mysterious Universe, you can find a 3-part series from me on the controversial issue of the connection between UFOs and "mind-control"/ "mind manipulation."

1. This one is an article on the strange affair of a minor cog in the Contactee wheel of the 1950s: Orfeo Angelucci.

2. The follow-up focuses on a man named Stanley Glickman, who had a near-identical experience - also in the 1950s.

3. The third one all revolves around two of the stranger stories connected to the Roswell affair.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Roswell: A Change Coming?


Over at Mysterious Universe, there's a new article from me on last week's 70th anniversary celebrations in Roswell, New Mexico. Here's how it starts:


From June 28 to July 2, I hung out in the city of Roswell, New Mexico, to attend the annual UFO gig – which is actually a collection/selection of more than a few events, activities and fun for the family. It was a packed weekend, with thousands of people turning up to take part in the festivities. The figures are hardly surprising: it was, after all, the 70th anniversary of the crash of…well…take your pick: a UFO, a weather-balloon, time-travelers, a Soviet device, or…the list goes on and on. And on. The conference that I spoke at (along with Greg Bishop, Jack Brewer, Dr. Michael Heiser, Joe Jordan, and Guy Malone – who organized the event) provoked a great deal of feedback from the audience. The title of the conference: “70 Years Later: Modern Challenges to the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis.” I was speaking on the subject of my recently-published book, The Roswell UFO Conspiracy, and I gave my lecture twice – on June 30 and July 2.

What I found particularly interesting about the entire affair was the local media’s coverage of the 70th anniversary. There’s no doubt that the city of Roswell derives a great deal of income from the tourist industry – and not just at the time of the annual gigs, but throughout the entire year, too. Most of that same tourism revolves around the alien angle of the controversial incident. In light of that, I was somewhat surprised – albeit in a good and positive way – by the coverage that the city’s Roswell Daily Record newspaper gave to the celebrations. It was on June 30 that the first, major article appeared in the newspaper – specifically on the non-alien theories for whatever it really was that happened outside of Roswell in the summer of 1947.

And here's the link to the article...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Roswell's 70th - In Pictures...

This past weekend I was in Roswell for the 70th anniversary gigs, and here are a few photos from what was a cool, fun few days...