In 24 hours it had received 10 views while older posts got far in excess of that number of views. Why bother? It will go into my next book.
Another book? Yes, another one. Unidentified - Identified is not, as you might think from the title, a "let's debunk cases" book.
I never "debunk": what I do is look at the facts and what we know and, if what I find is the solution then I offer it along with references. This is no cut and paste sensationalistic pack of lies and half-truthsThe X-Files and Dr Who are science fiction/fantasy and not reality.
Unidentified - Identified will look mainly at alleged UFO incidents and the subject itself. However, if a case arrives on my literal doorstep unannounced I will look at that if it is interesting enough whether UFO or not.
Let me make my own personal opinion clear:
(1) I do not believe that some alien space craft crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. Until the 1980s and Charles Berlitz and William Moore wanting a bit of padding for a book no one gave a cuss about the report. No witnesses came forward and it was established by the early 1950s that the author Frank Scully was either hoaxing or fooled by hoaxers. That is still being argued. No dead aliens. Then people like Leonard H. Stringfield saw their was "gold" in the subject and there followed report after report on "Retrievals of the Third Kind". Fake. The National Archives in the United States HAS the Roswell wreckage as described in the famous FBI telex message. Go see it.
(2) A 19th century flying saucer crash and buried "Martian" at Aurora, Texas. It was established by the 1970s that the whole story was a newspaper hoax at a time when Aurora was another dying little town. Then the flying saucer money-makers saw their chance. If -if- they truly believed what they wrote and talked about then those ufologists were fooled. But people are people. I tend to be less sympathetic to those who deliberately lie and brush away facts.
(3) I do not believe that the United States Air Force or any of the world's air forces or governments have any crashed "alien space saucers". At my last count there were supposedly 100+ and all I have to say is this: come on -they have the advanced technology to travel intergalactic space but crash one after another. That is so ridiculous that I have to sit back in amazement when people say they believe this is real. And the alien bodies (remember these are witnesses of integrity and their back top secret clearance or whatever makes them beyond question as genuine):
Small caskets were ordered from local undertakers because, obviously, the USAF had no access to anyone who could get the wood and cut and then nail it all together. Seriously?
There is a vast cold storage area beneath Wright Patterson AFB for storing the dead aliens. There was also one under the Empire State Building until the 1970s. Do not get these confused with the one at Area 51. Or the one in Washington. Or....you get the point? Now let's not confuse things because we all know (of course) about the living aliens being interrogated in various locations around the United States and Russia. We know about this because there are only 4-5 individuals operating in the utmost secrecy and if any of them spoke out they would be "terminated". Oh, come on: we know that should be "Twepped" -"terminated with extreme prejudice" and what sort of intelligence agency employs 4-5 men and cannot find out who blabbed. Oh, but we have the poor video footage and photographs to back up the claims. Now I look a fool for doubting all of this.
(4) We do know that, for Intelligence created agenda, even veteran USAAF/USAF pilots were ridiculed or treated as poor witnesses after UFO encounters. This may have prompted the so called "Shoot it down" order because then USAF senior officers and their supporters could have given their Intelligence bosses "the finger" and said "There. **** you!" Inter-service rivalry is one thing but there is a bigger war going on in the corridors of power.
We do know that all of this resulted in Intelligence led operations to confuse witness testimony, spy on witnesses and so on -as with Betty and Barney Hill. All of this helped to confuse the Soviet Union over US spy planes, test aircraft and more because the GRU or KGB were not interested in "nut case" flying saucer and contactee reports: they wanted military intelligence info.
In some cases we know that members of the Intelligence community threatened witnesses but, and let us get this out of the way, they did not murder "prominent Ufologists. Sadly, people in all walks of life get ill and die -some suddenly. Some suffer from depression and at a time when you never talked openly about this and people noting "changes" would assume "something was going on. He was less talkative, snappy". People suffering depression do commit suicide.
Sudden deaths -with the Anomalous Observational Phenomena Bureau two leading supporters died within months of one another. Then another died. Dave Cowdy (an AOP B member) died of a massive heart attack. Later Franklyn A. Davin-Wilson, after a speedy recovery from a kidney operation, died suddenly of a heart attack.
The supporters who died suddenly were in their late 70's and early 80's and cause of deaths were natural -various health problems and complications. Dave Cowdy had suffered from ill health but (we are talking late 1970s) had an undiagnosed heart condition. Franklyn had died due to a blood clot: back in 1983 Warfarin was not routinely dispensed to prevent blood clotting after operations.
It is despicable in the extreme to start using the deaths of individuals as part of your warped theory or lies to sell books. These were people with wives, children, parents who grieved and for them to read the sort of thing being written about their loved one's death. Disgraceful.
(5) I have never had any problems when it came to UFOs and police forces or the Ministry of Defence, RAF, Royal Navy or Army. In fact, they have all been quite helpful over the last 40 years! I recognise that certain military operations are sensitive for one reason or another and my interest is getting to the bottom of a report not sticking my nose into military matters or things they might be working on. "Is it worth me digging into this report more?" usually gets a response like "Well you won't find any aliens" and that is enough because their is a certain "code" with conversations and that backed up by what I would have already discovered before any conversation is enough.
I treat MoD officials (with a certain exception and he should know who he is) with the respect that I expect from them. In the case of the 1980s Ghost Lear Jet (reported on in Some Things Strange & Sinister) I had come to a dead end and then received a telephone call from the MoD section dealing with Search & Rescue -that call opened up the case for me.
The MoD got copies of my UFO investigation reports. I expected no correspondence from this. I have made it clear and open since the 1970's that if any government department including the MoD wanted to know about my UFO work or conclusions they just had to ask -after all, they are covered by the Data Protection Act so they are not going to go blurting things out to newspapers or reporters!