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For more than twenty years a handful of dedicated people in Britain and the Commonwealth countries, in the United States of America, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Scandinavia, South America and in many other parts of the world , have interested themselves in the phenomenon of the UFOS, alien aeroforms or, as some still prefer them, flying saucers.
Dedication has been essential , for these people have had to combat a mixture of massive opposition, apathy and ridicule throughout the whole of that time ; with the recommendations of the Condon Committee now known, it seems things will stay that way for many years to come. In spite of all the difficulties, extensive records have been amassed in some quarters ; a few responsible journals have come into existence and have survived; a few details have been learned about UFO behaviour and an occasional discovery has been made.
Yet we have to admit that all in all we are not appreciably nearer the solution to this problem than we were twenty years ago. In 1 9 6 6 , when the United States Air Force was preparing to establish a civilian scientific investigation on UFOS, we at Flying Saucer Review decided once and for all that the problem would never be solved just by recording the appearance of lights in the sky.
More often than not, lights in the sky are only observed at long range ; the probability that many of them could be misidentifications of natural phenomena or man-made obj ects is high. We did not pretend to cover the whole of the UFO landing and occupant scene, but we nevertheless gathered together more than reports. Even in this pioneer endeavour it was still surprising to find how possible trends, patterns and pointers are revealed from the chaos of events which, with the exception of the 1 9 54 French wave , were hitherto randomly reported.
It is gratifying that more than two years after the publication of the original FlyinB Saucer Review special edition, demand for this work seems to be as great as ever, and that this enables us to present a new edition. While this has been augmented by the presentation of certain well-known cases in greater detail , it has not been possible to bring the work up to date, for that would have meant the publication of a book more than twice the size of this present one.
Furthermore, as I have often suggested it might be, it is mostly negative, but I can only guess at this stage what has been said about the reports of landings and alleged occupants.
Suffice it to say that among our European colleagues who met Mr Robert Low, the project co-ordinator, there is a very trusted and reliable correspondent who told us that Mr Low had no knowledge whatsoever of the landing and occupant reports other than that of Socorro 1 , which he thought was unique. This is the same Mr Low who, on August 9 , 1 9 66, wrote the notorious ' trick' memorandum to the University of Colorado before the contract was signed.
Said Mr Low: '. Our study would be conducted almost exclusively by non-believers who , although they couldn ' t possibly prove a negative result, could and probably would add an impressive body of evidence that there is no reality to the observations. The trick would be, I think, to describe the project so that, to the public, it would appear a totally objective study but, to the scientific community, 8.
One way to do this would be to stress investigation, not of the physical phenomena, but rather of the people who do the observing-the psychology and sociology of persons and groups who report seeing UFos. If the emphasis were put here rather than on examination of the old question of the physical reality of the saucer, I think the scientific community would quickly get the message.
I'm inclined to feel. Saunders and Dr Levine , two members of the Committee , that they communicated the note's contents to Dr James McDonald, the University of Arizona atmospheric physicist.
We can only guess at the committee ' s reasons for taking the line it has taken, and this is not the place for such an exercise : we have speculated often enough on this matter elsewhere in the pages of FlyinB Saucer.
Suffice it to say that landing and occupant reports are very persistent, and that there are those who still shy away from them. The lurid publicity which has attended the more sensational of the ' contactee ' claims is probably to blame. Although we insist that we should examine, dispassionately, the basic details of such claims, we are herein concerned mainly with the reports of ordinary folk-doctors, policemen, housewives, scientists , factory workers, farmers-who , having sec:n what they have seen, and having been amazed or even frightened, make a report and thereafter return to the obscurity of their daily lives.
These people seldom seek publicity, or go into business , or write books, or go off on lecture tours. I feel that a hoaxer would be more inclined to give the story a beginning and an end. Another notable aspect of the stories is the way the creatures or occupants appear in a multitude of shapes and forms-a characteristic of the UFOS as well.
Theories are current that this may in some way be due to the environment of the witnesses : that the UFOS and their occupants are in the eyes of the beholder. If there is any truth in this then we may be forced to re-examine certain of the ' contactee' claims, claims on which we at Flying Saucer Review have never slammed the door without good cause.
That, however, is not our purpose in this book. Instead, we devote our efforts to the presentation and study of reports of landings and the 'humanoid' occupants.
We are well aware that the word 'humanoid' is not in the dictionary ; that it was coined somewhere along the line by a writer or researcher. Nevertheless it seems to suit our purpose far more than those other words of anthropology like hominid, which means ' man and kin of man' Neanderthal man was one of these , and hominoid, which means man-like ape. And, indeed, if our reader is puzzled by this then I can assure him that there was no need for the Committee's sample cases to be as limited as they were : The Humanoids and many issues of Flyina Saucer Review were in their possession.
My efforts would have been in vain without the valiant help of anthropologist, geographer and linguist Gordon Creighton, of scientist and radiation medicine specialist C. Bryan Winder. I have received solid support too from eminent aviation historian Charles H. Gibbs-Smith, from former Review editors Derek D. Buhler and the late Dr Olavo T. Fontes of Brazil , and to all those many others, especially scientists and astronomers , whose names, sadly, have to remain unrecorded for fear of the reaction of their 'orthodox' colleagues.
A survey of the global landings and contact records invariably forces one to wonder why so few of these cases are reported in the British Isles. The reason, I suggest, is not that Britons go around with their heads in the clouds, not that they are too engrossed in mere earthly matters, but that the British Isles are for the most part densely populated. Maps of the locations of landings in France during the I 9 54 wave underline this shyness of areas of dense population.
When one considers the hundreds o f landings s o far known to us, one cannot help but remark that in only a small percentage of cases have the grounded craft or their occupants shown any desire to stay in the vicinity of humans. So , in view of the general reluctance on the part of the 'operators' to have any truck with men or women, and in view of an apparent desire, when alarmed on or near the ground by humans , that their activities remain unobserved, it is not surprising that incidents are rarely reported in or near thickly populated areas.
Again, one should remember that UFOS come mostly like thieves in the night, or in the small hours around dawn when relatively few people are abroad to observe them. Accordingly the few good British cases in both the 'airborne' and in the Two snapshots were taken with a simple camera, one of the hovering object, and the other of the device as it sped away past the witnesses. The somewhat diffuse images on the film seem to confirm that something was present which was strikingly similar to the obj ect in the first Adamski photographs.
In fact, one researcher has demonstrated by means of orthographic proj ections that the Darbishire and Adamski photographs could be of identical obj ects. Lossiemouth Three days after the Coniston incident, writer, amateur astronomer and ornithologist Cedric Allingham claimed that he saw a flying saucer land near Lossiemouth on the north-eastern coast of Scotland. A ' man' some six feet tall emerged from the craft and approached Allingham. This being was sai d to be human-like in most respects, and appeared to differ orily in that he had a very high forehead.
He wore a one-piece garb with 1 Lancashire Dai! Jine Saucer T. Werner Laurie, London. The well-known orthographic projections were also published in F! He also had tiny tubes running up into his nostrils, and the witness considered these to be part of a breathing aid. Photographs of both the saucer and the ' Martian' were taken and published in support of this claim. The time was 2 a. He saw a huge obj ect about S o or I oo feet away from him, hovering not more than 2 o feet from the gro und.
After about a minute the obj ect, which despite its brightness seemed to be metallic, moved off towards the north-west, accelerating and climbing at a great speed. Her description tallied with that given by Nigel Frapple. Both stated that they saw a circular thing some so feet across , emitting a brilliant flame-coloured light from a central cockpit. Apart from a slight 'swishing', each hovered silently for more than a minute.
Each had a lesser light associated with it, some little distance from the main body of the object. Eleven years later, in a reply to a letter from my friend Gordon Creighton, Mr Frapple said he was attracted not only by the orange glow, but also by an eerie throbbing sound.
H e also told how, next day, examination o f the field with a radio news reporter revealed grass pushed flat in an area I oo feet in diameter, and scorched in places. Southend On October I 5, I 9 54, a girl reported how she had seen a strange object alongside a park at Southend in Essex. On her way home at night, she encountered the thing in the road near Chalkwell Park. Frightened, she ran to her house, looking back as she turned the corner. It had gone, silently. This sighting forms one of the points on an orthotenic line discovered by Aime Michel.
Through two transparent panels she claimed she could see two ' men' with white skins , long hair to their shoulders , and foreheads so high that all their features seemed to be in the lower half of their faces. They were wearing transparent helmets and turquoise blue clothing like ski suits. The object hovered at a tilted angle, while the two occupants surveyed the scene ' sternly, not in an unkindly fashion, but almost sadly, compassionately'.
If true, this story is something of a boost for Adamski ' s original claim. See p. Aston We will now take a look at a case, or series of cases, which occurred in a heavily populated area-it is the only one in this list.
On November 1 8 , 1 , Mrs Cynthia Appleton, a year-old mother of two children, and wife of a sheet-metal worker, who lived at Aston in the busy complex of Birmingham, had a most unusual experience. Mrs Appleton went into an upstairs sitting-room at the back of the house to check that all was well with her baby daughter.
Suddenly she sensed an oppressiveness, like that preceding a thunderstorm, and then saw the figure of a 'man' by the fireplace to her left. The 'image' appeared after the fashion of a TV picture, first blurred, and then clear.
This 'materialisation' was accompanied by a whistling noise. She was very frightened, but suddenly realised she was being calmed by the 'man's' influence on her mind. The 'man' was tall and fair, with a tight-fitting garment made of a substance like a plastic raincoat. The collar rose up behind the head like an 'Elizabethan' collar. His lips moved as if in speech, but Mrs Appleton heard nothing. Then she realised that questions which were racing through her mind were being answered mentally.
She claims that she learned that he was from another world, and that he was looking for a substance which she thought sounded like 'titium', but which her metal-worker husband later suggested might be titanium : she agreed with him that that was the name. This search was usually conducted in the oceans. He indicated that he came from a world of peace and harmony. Some newspaper pages had been on the floor where he stood, and these were found to be scorched.
They were removed by a reporter of the Birmingham Evening Gazette, and were never returned. On January 7, 1 9 5 8 , Mrs Appleton had a second contact, this time with two figures who appeared in the same way.
On this occasion they spoke to her in a foreign-sounding style of English, with careful articulation. The first figure her November 1 8 contact had long hair to the shoulders. The second, and seemingly senior partner, had shorter hair curled over the ears. She was told she was witnessing a projection of the entities, and that she should not touch them.
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