Friday, July 3, 2015

Penthouse and Smashed Guitars



As some of you may know, I do a lot of feature writing for Penthouse magazine. The March issue contained a 4-page article from me on the history of rock stars smashing their guitars on stage. The article is now online at the Penthouse website - and you can find it here.



Suicide and Synchronicities

That's the topic of a new Mysterious Universe article from me, on a curious series of events that occurred a couple of days ago.

It starts like this...

"Well, July 1 was a strange day for me; in fact, a very strange day. It was one filled with synchronicities concerning a specific place in England. Or, depending on your own personal perspective on synchronicities, it was simply a series of random coincidences that only appeared to be something more. I have no solid opinion on what causes synchronicities, except to say that I seem to get a hell of a lot of them. Why, of course, is the big question, since – as with July 1 – any intended meaning behind what happened eludes me. So, with that said, read on.

"Around 9:00 a.m. on July 1, I headed out to do a bunch of chores around town. I always like to have music on when I’m driving, so I chose one of my favorites, the UK band, Veronica Falls. In my view, their best song is 'Beachy Head,' a song about the UK’s most notorious spot at which people choose to take their own lives. Well, since the song is a good, catchy one, I let it play a couple of times. Nothing strange about that, except for what happened later."

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Is Ufology Dying?

That's the question I ask in my latest Mysterious Universe article.

As for the answer, maybe.

Or, at the very least, a change in direction and a less visible presence in the future.

Here's the article.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Professionals - Reforming

For those (like me!) who are interested, the band that Steve Jones and Paul Cook put together after the Sex Pistols split up - called The Professionals - are reforming.

They are in rehearsal right now.

Only thing is, it's unfortunately without Jones.

But, it will be the other 3 - Paul Cook, Ray McVeigh, and Paul Meyers - and a new singer replacing Jones. I don't like it - at all - when bands change singers (see the Undertones as a perfect example).

But, I'd still go and see them, as the Professionals put out some great singles and one album (the rawer version of the album, rather than the polished I Didn't See It Coming is far better).

I hope they come to Texas and play!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"Human-like but strangely disfigured bodies"



That's the title of a new Mysterious Universe article from me, on Roswell.

It begins...

"If there is one thing, more than any other, that is guaranteed to get the Roswell UFO research community in a collective state of fury, it’s a discussion of the theory that what came down on the Foster Ranch, Lincoln County, New Mexico in the summer of 1947 was a top secret device of terrestrial, rather than extra-terrestrial origins.

"Clenched fists, red faces, stuttering and stammering, and arms folded tightly and defensively are the usual reactions to such discussions. I even saw a spontaneous nosebleed once. No joke. And when you see that happen you just know the person has lost the plot. Yep, I’ve seen them all. Well, aside from one."

Friday, June 19, 2015

Two More Mysterious Universe Articles...

And two more new Mysterious Universe articles from me, on totally different topics:

1. When the BBC banned the bomb;

and...

2. Infrasound and Bigfoot.

Serpo Documents: A Cold War Fabrication? Maybe!

And another Mysterious Universe article from me, on the controversial "Serpo documents."

Cold War spies, the Soviets, Flying Saucers, and much more...

The Atticus Institute: Reviewing Demons

There's a new review from me at Mysterious Universe, on a new movie called The Atticus Institute, which focuses on attempts by the US Government to harness and weaponize demonic phenomena. It's a good, thought-provoking fim.

Here's the link.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Allen Ginsberg and the FBI



If, like me, you're a big fan of the writings of the "Beat" and post-"Beat" authors, you might be interested to know that the FBI has declassified its files on beardy-poet Allen Ginsberg. As much as I like the writings of the Beats, however, I can't stand poetry; bunch of pretentious, self-important claptrap. The file's interesting though.




Monday, June 15, 2015

Death Worms and "Other" Roswell Mysteries



Over at Mysterious Universe, I take a look at (a) the strange saga of the Mongolian Death Worm; and (b) the other mysteries of Roswell (the latter may offer much relief for those sick and tired of the fucking fiasco known as the "Roswell Slides").

PS: for those who may be wondering, the photo above relates directly to one of those other mysteries of Roswell. As I note in the article, back in late 2005, me and a bunch of friends held a midnight seance in one of the old hangars at Roswell...

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Roswell Slides Latest

Thanks to the excellent work of Shepherd Johnson (who used the Freedom of Information Act and who has just secured a near-200 page collection of material on the matter), it's finally time to put the "Roswell Slides" issue to rest. Check it out!


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mammoths & Mastodons: Survivors?



Did Mammoths and Mastodons survive for longer than we're told? As in much longer? Maybe. That's the subject of my new Mysterious Universe article.

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Socorro Flying Saucer - Photo/Model



Now this is interesting: one of the people I met at the Ohio MUFON gig this past weekend was one of MUFON Ohio's investigators, Rob Mercer.

Rob has acquired a massive collection (and I do mean massive) of ORIGINAL Air Force Project Blue Book files and had them on display at the conference.

Rob very generously gave me a photo from the collection.

It clearly shows a model display of the famous Socorro, New Mexico UFO landing case of 1964 - complete with models of the UFO, 2 small aliens, and police officer Lonnie Zamora hauling ass away from the UFO and his car.

Does anyone have any idea if the model was made by the Air Force, or was it for a UFO convention display (or similar)?

Maybe the Air Force thought it was a cool display and decided to photograph it for their files?

Anyone got answers?

My guess is a display created for a UFO gig or a UFO museum, but even so, the background suggests it must have been a significantly big display. 

Mysterious Universe: A Few New Articles

There are a few new Mysterious Universe articles from me, including ones on the JFK assassination of 1963, The Beast of Bladenoro, the Gypsy in Black, and anomalous apes in the movies.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Demons in the Defense Department

That's the topic of my new Mysterious Universe article which begins...

"In November 1991, a Nebraskan priest named Ray Boeche had a clandestine meeting with a pair of physicists working on a top secret program for the U.S. Department of Defense. Both men were deeply worried and were looking for advice and guidance from Boeche on the project in which they were immersed.

"The classified operation, Boeche was told, revolved around attempts by certain elements of the DoD to contact what were termed 'Non-Human Entities,' or NHEs. Most people might call them extraterrestrials, aliens, or in terms of the field of Ufology and popular culture – 'the Grays.' For a while, the DoD referred to them in those terms, too. But not for long. As Ray Boeche listened carefully to what his Deep Throat sources told him, he came to realize that the Pentagon was dabbling in decidedly dangerous areas."

Anomalist Books: Forthcoming

Check out this link for a few, forthcoming books from Anomalist Books. All look very interesting!