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Sunday, 30 June 2019

Update:The Face Book Page Is Being Updated NOT The Blog

Yes, most major posts and features are no longer available to read here.

Reason is simple: over 40,000 views of this blog and there has been no show of support in anyway. I do not expect people to comment "nice post" or "I'd like to read more about this" people come here for a free read and in some cases steal material I have written to use as their own.

I had to struggle with myself over this but what convinced me, after every argument I could put up about keeping the blog active, was the fact that 40,000 views by people allegedly interested in the subjects covered had not resulted in the purchase of a single one of my books -my sole income and what kept me posting here.

Then I found more sites using more of my work and even my original art images.  That is plain theft.

You are seriously interested in fact and showing support then buy a book. Perhaps you prefer to just buy and read the fantasy books where you are told lies. Your choice.

I told someone that as soon as my books start selling I would start updating the blog -knowing full well that you do not support anything posted here so would never buy.

I have the Face Book page that no one has shown interest in even though I updated it.

It really did come to a crunch situation financially and that is why I made the decision about this blog...not that anyone cares.



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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Someone Asked...

I was asked why I was going to post things to Face Book. The answer is simple.

Producing new posts for this blog takes time. I hear from no one. No comments. No news items forwarded. I may as well post to myself.

366,077 people have viewed and read this blog. Over 4000 have read the AE CE3K blog. That is a total of 370, 187 views.  But not one person has even purchased a copy of one of my books which are full of far more interesting things than you'll find here and I am NOT going to publish chapter after chapter for free.

If 370, 187 views shows interest in these subjects why are there no book sales.

We have been over this before: you want something for free that does not cost you money or force you to read even if you are going to learn far more.

So, this group gets left as it is but Face Book is not ideal but it is easy to post to while I answer messages.

Pure and simple.

I get no financial support from the blogs and certainly no moral support!  See you on FB or not.

NOTICE!

For the foreseeable future please divert to the AOP Face Book page.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Posts ON Face Book

There is and will be some material posted to the Face Book page that will not appear on this blog.

Any questions please Message me via that page.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Notice of fraudulent activity


It is ridiculous that I have to do this but I have now been contacted by journalists and two 'Big Cat hunters' (with a total of 5 years 'experience').

I began acting as an exotic fauna consultant to UK police forces in 1976/1977 ans semi retired in 2015 but still get consulted by police and other organisations every so often.My Exotic Animals Register (EAR) files are confidential and there is no intention of releasing these.

Let me make the following also clear:

1) I have not and will never forward case reports with information identifying witnesses

2) I have not "passed on" my work of investigating and studying exotic fauna whether felids or canids in the UK to anyone or any organisation whether "cryptozoological" or not. My standpoint on "cryptozoology" is well known as are my opinions on some of those involved in this sham.

3) Absolutely no one has the right to identify themselves as "members of the Exotic Animals Register" or of acting on its behalf.  If anyone does then they will face legal action for bringing my name and that of the EAR into disrepute. I also urge that anyone identifying themselves as such should be reported to the local police.

4) I work with no one other than police wildlife crimes or other officers. 

5) The EAR/myself does not mount "expeditions" to trap large felids. Trapping any wild animal has serious consequences and there are very strict laws governing this activity. 

My field of speciality are canids and felids as well as the 40 year long study of wild living wolverine in the UK.  When my study is completed then the appropriate bodies will receive copies of my final report.

From what I have seen and heard the people involved in this or these "Big Cat Studies" -it is so ridiculous that I cannot even ascertain whether there are two or three groups out there or just one incompetent one.

'Facts' quoted appear to be taken from old EAR information sheets that I stopped producing around 2005 as well as some statements that show whoever is involved has no idea what type of cat(s) are in the UK or much about them. The 'origins' of these "big cats" is so ludicrously incorrect as I, working with a university, established and even identified sources that had nothing to do with the 1976 Dangerous Wild Animals Act.

I am easily contactable but please note the above. I am the only person working as the EAR.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

New AE-CE3K Face Book Page


The new Face Book page means that people can contact me directly in private.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2463400933890105/

If someone wishes to make a report -old or new incident- then they can contact me via Face Book Messenger.  I cannot accept anonymous reports as those tend to be hoaxes and there are far too many of those out there.

 For this reason I -and me alone- will need to know a reportees real name but it will not be disclosed to anyone else without permission to do so. In 40 plus years I have never -despite a few newspaper attempts to offer me money for information- betrayed any witness(es) confidence. To do so would be unforgivable.

Messenger chat will be printed out for files but the message itself will be deleted for privacy reasons.

Your sighting/encounter may or may not have involved a UFO. It can be a recent or old encounter and if you told other people about what happened PLEASE ask them to confirm this as it adds weight to the report -again, strict confidentiality.

The Alien Entity and Close Encounters of the Third Kind Project is private and not associated with any UFO group or official body and is a continuation of the work that began in 1974.

Thank You.

5 Paranormal Investigators Supposedly Caught Faking Footage & Evidence

Ghost Adventures: Reality Check -adult language



Some good points, however, the podcast recording of Arron exposing the show was proven to be a hoax.  There was a lot of name calling and claim and counter claim but the audio was so bad a hoax seems very likely.

Off the Rictor – Matt Moneymaker -Adult Language...but true

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

UFO Contact -what do the experts say?

Having received a copy of UFO Contact? tgis is what the J. Allen Hynek Centre for UFO Studies had to say about it:


           "...an impressive body of work. I appreciate your lively writing, use of original sources as much as possible, and forceful opinions about the cases, investigators, etc. And I concur with your evaluations of cases that have been pushed aside, such as Kelly, or Pascagoula."

Other UFO researchers who have read the book are of similar opinions. So are you going to just carry on reading the same old same old half truths and lies or try to find out what is REALLY going on?

UFO Contact? Unidentified-Identified and Contact!


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Since 1947 it has been claimed that UFOs/flying saucers are evidence of aliens visiting the Earth.  Since the 1950s claims of encounters with landed craft and alien beings were talked about but not taken seriously.

In the 1960s the subject of UFO abduction was a "slow-burner" until the whole "Grey" abduction phenomenon and claims made by researchers such as Budd Hopkins, Prof. John Mack and Dr David Jacobs and Whitley Streiber.

But is there evidence to back up any of the claims -and what about those encountering Alien Entities but who were not abducted?
Are these people all hoaxers, psychotic or suffering from some other mental illness as some claim?

Are those people who were exposed by Ufologists against their wishes, people who wanted to report what happened and then just get back to their everyday lives -thrust into the media glare against their will?

And if US authorities were so interested that in one case at least they broke into the home of two abductees and this was later proven -why?
Why did a hard core of these people never want publicity or to make money from what happened to them?

Above all, why did a major UFO landing incident take place on a US Inbterstate road in front of a large number of observers (all willing to talk to investigators) never get investigated? If it were not for a radio presenter interviewing and taking notes we would know nothing of the case -it would be labelled "insubstantial".

James and Coral Lorensen -the Scopolamine Kids; using a very notorious "truth drug" on alleged UFO witnesses and selling stories to newspapers.  An investigator (a veteran) showing a witness images of "aliens" encountered in other cases before any memories were retrieved.  Worst of all, the constant "pissing competition" and breaches of trust between UFO investigators.

2017 is the time to assess the past evidence and look at the faults within Ufology.

Not everyone is going to be happy -debunkers or ufologists.
 

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The follow up to the comprehensive book "UFO Contact?"

The Author spent 1974 to 2018 specializing in the investigation and research of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (CE3K) and alien entity cases; the former involving an Unidentified Flying Object and the latter, apparently, involving none.

Previously unreported cases as well as 'lost' cases are looked at as well as the possibility that some percients suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome after their encounters.

A must read for those with a serious interest in UFOs

Some of the contents:

The Nottinghamshire UFO Crash of 1987…or 1988    
 The Llandrillo ‘Saucer’ and Berwyn Mountains ‘UFO’ Crash Retrieval 

 Strange Pennsylvania Entity Encounter                                                        
 UFO Abductees and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome                             
 The UFO That Landed On A US Highway                                                   
 My Encounters With The Men In Black                                                        
 A Previously Un-noted Alien Entity Type                                             
     
 Early 20th Century UK Close Encounters of the Third Kind                     
 Close Encounter with a Boggart                                                                      
 Some Odd and Unusual Cases                                                                       
 Rosa Lotti and the Happy Entities                                                                
 The Strange Case of the Woollaton Gnomes and the Mince-pie Martians
 What Happened on the Isle of Wight and at Felixstowe?                           
 The ‘Lost’ Belgian UFO Landing Case                                                      
 Strange Aliens from Outer Space?                                                            
 Encounter with Black Aliens and Landed UFO                               
         
 Preliminary UK CE3K/Alien Entity Catalogue 
220 pages

                                


Third Book in the Series

These cover everything from UFOs and Close Encounters of the Third Kind to encounters with unidentified humanoid creatures, ghosts, poltergeists, mysterious and unidentified creatures at sea, on land as well as bizarre carcasses washed ashore.  Loch Ness, Sasquatch, previously thought lost photographs of a city in the sky and others.

And if you want to concentrate solely on alleged alien abductions or encounters then UFO Contact? (receiving some praise from the Centre for UFO Studies) and the follow up, Unidentified-Identified are the books you need



Contact! Encounters With Extra Terrestrial Entities?




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The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) says that we may have to wait many thousands of years before any signals sent gets a response if they are detected.

The real SETI may already have established the there is alien life –and it has been visiting Earth for at least 70 years.

Once the mass of reports of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and entity encounters are sifted there remains a strong core of cases that defy logical explanation and suggest that these encounters have resulted in physiological effects and post traumatic stress.

Terry Hooper-Scharf of the CE3K/AE Project has led research into these reports for over 40 years and in this work takes a look at rare or obscure reports as well as cataloguing encounters from Germany and Portugal and focuses in on correlations in the reports and how the Dandenong (Kelly Cahill) encounter could be the best case ever reported.

Have the serious investigators and researchers looking into UFOs been unearthing better evidence of extra terrestrial life and contact with humans than established SETI ?

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Appeals Still Open -any info welcome

Appeals made to newspapers that received no responses (rather like the Buckfastleigh appeal!)

Oxfordshire 1974

I am hoping that one of your readers may be able to help me get information on an uninvestigated UFO report from 1974. If one of the witnesses involved, who would now be in their 50's, or even one of the MoD Policemen who were one duty reads this I hope they might consider -in confidence- coming forward with their side of the account:

I am an author but also researcher and I have no interest in embarrassing or publicly naming witnesses.  My main aim is to determine exactly what happened that evening and that is all.

On the evening of the 9th October, 1974, two 13 year old boys entered the station office of the Ministry of Defence Police at the Central Ordnance Depot, Bicester, Oxfordshire.  Both were described as appearing to be in a state of fright.  It seems that a “thing”, resembling a large, hunched man, had followed them along the Ploughly Road from the village of Ambrosden towards Lower Arncott; a distance of a quarter mile (0.8 km).

   This “thing” was accompanied by a light in the sky; neither the object nor the entity made any noise.  The boys were so shocked that they had to be treated by the MoD police officers; a dog and handler were sent to check around but saw nothing. A doctor later diagnosed one of the boys as suffering from severe shock.

Bardney  1976


  I am hoping that one of your readers may have been or know someone who was a witness to some UFO sightings in Woodall Spa and Bardney back in the summer of 1976.  I believe that one or more of those involved moved to your area at some point. One wrote to a UFO investigator at the time:

'On Sunday afternoon boys are allowed to go to Bardney. In the summer term, 1976, about mid-June, we saw a "stick man" jolting along. It was black with a round head, not making any noise. It was about 15O yards away from us, and it was quite hard to see’.

  At the time the sightings were all dismissed simply because the witnesses were youngsters.  No attempt was made to look for any other reports in the areas and that was it.
   I would like to hear from any of the boys -especially regarding the Bardney sighting- in strict confidence. I am a researcher and my interest is in finding out what actually happened and to hope that one or more witnesses will come forward so that the record can be corrected and their accounts included in records.

Nottinghamshire 1979

On the 23rd September, 1979,  six or seven primary school children went for an early evening walk in Wollaton Park in Nottingham, when they were approached by what they described as "gnomes in small cars” .  This has become known as "The Woollaton Park Gnomes case".

At the time the children spoke to their headmaster who recorded what they claimed happened.  Those children would now be adults in their late 40's.  There was never any thorough investigation since "They are just kids" was the standard response but I would be very interested in hearing from any of those involved in confidence.  I am an author and researcher but my prime interest is really in getting to the facts and what happened.

Was it just a game the kids thought up or are they still willing to state that this really happened? As I said, all in complete confidence as I can imagine they might feel a little embarrassed (either way) but I would be very interested in actually hearing from one of those there at the time rather than read the constant inaccurate rehashing on web sites.

And, of course, Buckfastleigh

On the 3rd October, 1978, three teenagers left a youth club in Buckfastleigh, Devon. The trio were given pseudonyms at the time of Shirley, Mark and Paul.

Investigation procedures at the time as well as protocol on dealing with witnesses were not what they are today. 

We know that the trio observed a number of unidentified objects in the sky above the village and some unidentified figures on three occasions.  We might normally be cautious but a retired gentleman named Harry observed the objects himself after the nervous trio knocked on his door –his cats also behaved oddly.

The teens were traumatised and the girl identified as Shirley was said to have been most affected.

1978 seems a very long time ago now but I am trying to locate the teens and gather as much information about observations that evening as I can.  If they read this, or any family members do, then please get in touch. I cannot over-emphasise that I deal with witnesses in the strictest confidence and have done so for over 40 years.  My interest is purely for research and so I hope that the trio will consider getting in touch with me.

I can be contacted via email at aopbureau@yahoo.co.uk or blackto@hotmail.com or via Face Book Messenger –Anomalous Observational Phenomena page.

If anyone out there reads this and THEY were one of the witnesses PLEASE get in touch.  If anyone knows the witnesses please pass this along.  We have lost so much real data that these reports deserve to be looked into.

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The AOP Face Book page gets a few items posted that don't make it here:

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Saturday, 8 June 2019

Everyone has had 8 years to join in!


Yesterday I posted this on the Alien Entity/CE3K blog:


This is why trash ufology wins out every time.

For me the disappointment is that there have been 3,875 views of this blog since 2015 -
though most of those views have been since the blog went public in 2017. 

So what is my disappointment?

Possibly, in fact is, the fact that 128 posts have been viewed and produced some original research/investigation material but not a single reader has had any questions?

Have we stagnated that much through internet use that no one has the ability to ask a question or communicate? Presumably those 3,875 views came from people with an interest in the subject matter?

A general reader? Someone trying to learn more? No serious ufologist?

Apparently, if my internet research is correct, the only blogs on similar subjects or UFOs in general that get comments or questions are those giving out sensationalist and in many cases inaccurate details of cases.

No one out there carrying out similar -serious- research into AE/CE3K reports?
This is why trash ufology wins out every time.

I'll just carry on as I am, perhaps making the blog subscribable only will work.

Time to get back to serious work."

Having given it a lot of thought over night I decided that the blog would not be updated regularly.  If anything pops up that might be of interest it will be posted but putting together new, lengthy posts just is not worth it. Perhaps it is too specialist a site and people are more interested in "100 percent genuine" UFO sightiongs/videos.  

A word to those who care: "100 percent genuine" is universally recognised as meaning "Hoax".

But what I wrote on the AE/CE3K blog equally applies to this blog.

I first started posting here in 2012 -8 years ago.  There have been 1,066 postings and only 22 comments (and those were mainly between myself and someone I know). There have been some 364,910 views with a world wide audience, which should not really surprise me.

However, in 8 years not one of those 364,910 viewers has had a news item from their country or anywhere of anything odd (as covered by this blog as I'm not really interested in whether Mrs Brewer has started putting out a lot of empty wine bottles), bizarre -creatures, UFO incidents?  Not one.

The blog has certainly not helped in selling books! It seems that new or never before published reports, evidence and thought to be lost phenomena photographs might be just what genuinely curious people or researchers might want to get their hands on -even the price was cut back to the bare minimum.  Nope. 

Try Amazon. They';ll take your money and after a week or two will tell you that the books are "currently unavailable"...because they are NOT on Amazon nor are they on Ebay -that is just a seller having to order from my store *usually 3-7 days to print and send out then add more time for the seller to post it out to you....you could have had your book in a week (along with all the purchaser safeguards).

I am going to keep posting here but only things I find of interest and I am certainly not going out of my way to write very long new posts -I don't think the interest is there.

So none of the blogs will go just one will not be updated and one will be as and when I please.

Everyone has had 8 years to join in!

Friday, 7 June 2019

It Is All In The Spin


Let's not fool ourselves: people want monsters to exist.  That goes back to probably... well,even before man became more "sophisticated" -an alligator was probably a monster to some and our early ancestors who fell victim to giant birds no doubt saw those predators as monsters.

But the imagined ones are based less on actual threat to life and more imagination.

Old Crugh left the camp to go and gather some fresh mushrooms, herbs or whatever. Everyone heard loud noises from the forest. By dusk, Old Crugh had not returned. He had a spear and bow as well as a flint knife and he was a tough old bird -where was he?  Next day the group looks for him...not a sign.

These people would know the signs had a cave lion or wolf attacked and killed their group member but they found nothing.

Three days later two of the group's young men go off to hunt. One returns and tells how he heard sounds that he, as an experienced hunter, had never heard before.  Everything in the area had then gone quiet.  He called out to his companion -no response. He searched but nothing yet they had only been separated by a few yards. Something had taken him silently.

We know that when a predator appears on the scene there is an eerie silence as nothing wants to draw its attention in their direction. So the sudden silence would be eerie to people used to walking about with birds and insects making their noises.

It might just be that Old Crugh and the young hunter had both fallen into concealed cave holes in the ground.  Archaeologists have found remains of many animals that fell into these and died.  Old Crugh and the young man, stepping onto "nothing" could have been taken aback or speechless with shock -perhaps striking their heads so that they fell unconscious.  

It could be that a predator was involved that they were unfamiliar with and that, being an isolated group, had never heard of.  It could even be down to scouts from another group.

It does not matter.

The group say their prayers or incantations and move off knowing that some mysterious silent killer -some unknown monster- had killed two of their group. If they meet up with another friendly group the story is told and, perhaps embellished a little in the retelling.

We have examples of similar events throughout our history such as an arrow proof dragon killing sheep and the odd villager...an escaped crocodile from some rich person's menagerie. Sheep killed by a bite to the neck and "the blood drained" -yet the killer was silent.  Some huge beast killing sheep that eluded traps, was bullet proof and the likes of which had never been seen before. Cryptozoologists who tend to do no real reading or tracking down of original documents (if they do they tend to out-rightly lie and cover over facts): was it a thylacine brought over to England?  Was it a tiger that escaped from some menagerie?  Was it (really, they need to stop using this one as it makes them seem even more ridiculous) a Dire Wolf?!

In over 40 years of looking into all these sort of things I have found answers and some mysteries but what I have come to accept is that, no matter how many detailed references and even statements from the witnesses themselves, that you present, people will still believe the charlatans who publish trash books because "they are on TV. They are experts". 

I presented one person with a copy of my Girt Dog of Ennerdale paper -fully reference, full original quotes. No doubt as to the conclusion.  "No" I was told. What? "I think that the Centre of Fortean Zoology has it right and that it was more likely a thylacine".  

Oh well. 'Gospel' then?

And I know ufologists like to sit back and giggle at cryptozoologists and give all sorts of reason (not good ones) why UFOs are serious and scientific while Sasquatch is "just plain silly". It also works vice versa no matter what field you go into this happens: "Our subject is a proper Scientific study -theirs is plain silly season stuff!".

The mess really starts when you have nincompoops -present company and myself (I have written books!*) excluded, mix up all the false reports -known hoaxes, misidentifications and so on- and add them into reports of "strange creatures", UFOs, ghosts et al and come up with absolutely ridiculous theories and some, hidden amongst the dross, may be pointing towards a solution but ignore that or do not see it. Or, see it but where is the future money making in explaining something?


I have covered the fact that ufology is not a science. There are people who investigate reports thoroughly but we know, as with the expose of MUFON over recent years, some are 'asked' to alter conclusions and even ifd they do not someone else "higher up" will. There is no real scientific investigation.

Over the last decade or so much talked and written about "Scientific based catalogues" have appeared online.  These are catalogues that we took on trust -because of who was compiling them- and one after another after scrutiny have been far from explosive...more like very, very damp squibs.

Jacques Vallee's UFO Landings (Type I Reports) Catalogue -includes hoaxes (many), many known misidentifications and misinterpretations to the point that we know -because they have said so at public lectures and shrugged it off as normal- fellow ufologists have told him "it's a hoax" but it still gets included.  

When I started cataloguing UFO reports for analysis back in 1977 I was shocked that the category with most 'reports' was Insufficient/Hoax.  "A light was seen" is not sufficient enough to be classed as "unidentified" or even as a "space craft"! Original sources checked proved that the authors were discussing comets, meteorites, aurora and other more "mundane" things.

To find Vallee, who was/is aware of this but continuing to use these reports as data for analysis produces nonsense. But ufologists go weak at the knees when Vallee's name is even mentioned.

Ted Phillips Trace Evidence Catalogue with its "science based analysis and data" turns out to be another dubious catalogue with the same type of material as used by Vallee -you cannot pass judgement on 'trace evidence' from the 1800s because of a vague description by someone not even up-to-date on 19th century scientific progress it is not evidence.

The David Webb Humanoid Catalogue (HumCat) seems to be the same thing and looking through it to find that entries are just notes and that even the Centre for UFO Studies (CUFOS) does not have full case files is...sad.

Ufologists hoping to convince people people that "we are science-based" will find they succeed with members of the public/TV viewers but anyone who looks at the "scientific catalogues" will see the mess.

Even I was fooled until I checked. It was quite gutting realising the truth.

Rather as with monsters and other strange creatures, people want to believe that there are "many thousands" of unexplained reports of UFOs -all extra terrestrial space craft of course.

When I first heard of Budd Hopkins abduction research via my friend Travis Whitehurst I was "all ears"!  Travis sent tape recordings of Budd's lectures and I even have an annotated copy of Hopkins' Intruders. What Hopkins came up with seemed to explain a lot of aspects of alien abduction cases. Naturally there were ufologists who did not accept UFO abduction cases let alone Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Then came what I can only describe as a "WTF?! Period".  Hey, there were missing foetus cases...lots of them.  Oh, it turned out that an abductee's family -particularly parents, grandparents and great, great, great grand parents were also abductees. Everyone had mysterious scars.  Guess what? Regressed abductees could even recall seeing 'greys' while in the womb due, no doubt, to some alien procedure. Hopkins led all of this and others built upon his work.

Symbols...yes, real alien symbols were reported by abductees and they all matched. Even ones I sent to Hopkins matched.


Something was not right and I aired -very politely because that is how professionals are supposed to act- my concerns.  Was there independent oversight of Hopkins' work or even the regression hypnosis session transcripts?  How dare I -"who are you to question his work?" I was accused of being envious, jealous -a debunker (now there was an original thing to call me.  'Never' had that before!). Hopkins, like Vallee, made ufologists knees go weak.

Hopkins was bringing a lot of attention to ufology -particularly to MUFON who jumped in where ever it could (I was once told by its director that MUFON's biggest break was getting constant reference on TVs The X-Files as it spring-boarded the organisation into a high media and public profile...it brought in money).

In the meantime Peter Brookesmith launched a rather nasty attack on Dr David M. Jacobs work -as with Hopkins I had supported Jacobs' research.  I countered Brookesmith's claims and accusations one-by-one and fully proving that the article had just been a malicious attack. Fortean Times, which published Brookesmith's article responded (not for the first time when it went against something written by one of their pals) "We don't think there will be any interest". 

Dr. Jacobs received a copy of the response and thanked me and asked whether he could send a copy to anyone referring to the Brookesmith article. I said "yes".

I got a copy of Witnessed: The True Story of the Brooklyn Bridge UFO Abductions (1996) by Hopkins. It is so full of my own post-it notes that queried what was written, 'facts' and what Hopkins was describing.  I actually checked because I thought Hopkins had decided to cash in by writing a UFO abduction novel. I read and re-read pages in disbelief as I began to wonder just what was going on?

I was told that "this is the smoking gun in UFO abduction research" (with ufologists almost any case appears to be "the smoking gun" that will burst open the whole UFO conspiracy) and that "It proves US Government agents as well as the former Secretary General of the United Nations had it proven to them that UFOs were a reality -aliens are here. Now!"

Were these people being serious?

Yes.

Hopkins and his now collaborator in UFO abduction research, David Jacobs were feted at events, talked all over the world. They became a fixture of any UFO programme or podcast made.

By this time I definitely knew ufology had lost its collective head and that Hopkins and Jacobs 'research' was extremely flawed.  Symbols from UFO abductees sent to me by Eric Morris who turned out to be one of the biggest liars and hoaxers (deliberately) were admitted fakes.  He told me -boasted openly at UFO events to faking abduction accounts (but was still invited to talk at events) and how he had fed me a "crock of s---!"  These faked symbols matched those provided by  "genuine abductees" and held by Hopkins?

We now know, after his death when things are being revealed, that Linda Cortile (the subject of Witnessed) was faking it all -material sent to Hopkins by a third party actually came from Cortile.  Hopkins even told his wife at the time that a phone call he had just received from a relative of Cortile's was "Linda pretending to be her cousin" -yet he used all of this as genuine evidence.

What was going on? 

Was Hopkins doubting the result of his own abduction work to the extent that he was fooling himself -grasping and holding on to anything?  

Not if you listen to what ufologists say -he and Jacobs were almost evangelical about their business. Hundreds abducted by aliens? Thousands? Heck no -millions upon millions were being abducted. Not just the all powerful Greys were involved either -just as Hopkins work had proved false memories implanted had hidden the fact that these Greys were behind abductions, things escalated so that there were lizard/reptile aliens, preying mantis types and it grew from there.

In UFO Contact? I went into this in far more details and I have no idea where it went so wrong but David Jacobs has left reality and credibility so far behind now....but ufologists still fete him and invite him to events and to give talks but never ever openly criticise or analyse his work.  In fact, they tend to quote it whenever they can because "its scientific".  Jacobs name is another ufological knee weakener.

Every year we hear that it is 100% confirmed that "official UFO Disclosure will happen"  -that year or the next. Since 2000.  A joke can only go so far but, I hear from the most reliable of ufologists that "Disclosure is scheduled for late 2019 or 2020".

Can I point out that you should never ever take the word of anything you hear or see on You Tube...or from ufologists it seems. Nor ghost hunters. And not cryptozoologists either. In fact, you should only believe what you find out from personal research (no, not googling something) by contacting the witness/percipient or going to the original referenced source.

We all fell for the False Credibility at some point. Ufology is exactly where it was in the 1950s. It has not progressed in investigation or research.

People want to believe that there are millions of abductions being carried out by a multitude of aliens every year.  That there are near imbecilic humanoid-alien hybrids ready to take over the Earth after generations (and who do not know what music, a country, currency or most other things are).  That every mountain, wood and forest -and swamp- is full of demonic gnomes, huge, hairy humanoids, goat-men, lizardmen and more. Every American home has a portal/gateway to hell and is under attack from Satan, demons or the spirit(s) of a little girl -who might just be a demon in disguise. 

People WANT to believe that our world is a mixture of Dr Who, The X-Files and any other sci fi and fantasy TV/movie world you can name. To be fair, 99.9% of those believers have never seen anything themselves but they "heard about it on TV so it's true".  That includes the 'fact' that two men in black had turned up at RAF Bentwaters following the Rendlesham Forest incident and interrogated USAF personnel and even drugged some.  The penny did not drop until I saw an episode of the TV series UFO Hunters and realised the the MIB were none other than myself and my driver! It was all a fantasy. or "fact" as ufologists call it.

People should have advanced to a point where we look atreal  facts and analyse things -we have a wealth of knowledge at our finger tips.  But in truth most of us have not progressed any further than Old Crugh's group: no evidence for anything but that just 'proves' there was something unknown, right? Unidentified. Sinister.  Weird. Very likely one of Them out to Kill US!

Seeing old, explained (decades ago) "classic UFO cases" being rebooted by new ufologists so that they can be cited as "Completely unexplained" -with "by Science" often added. Why? Because they are not investigators and researchers. As with "Bigfooters" and "ghost hunters" they are in it for the celebrity and money and no matter how many past ufologists proved a case a hoax or down to natural causes it does not matter: it is all in the spin world of Google, copy and paste no matter how inaccurate the source is.



*just in case, that was very tongue-in-cheek!