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page is dedicated to the men and women who have fought for
the truth concerning UFOs and related matters. In one way
or another, these people have left their mark in UFOlogy
and made a tremendous impact upon the UFO community by leaving
behind a legacy of UFO-related information and material
which is continually being added to the already-existing
mountain of evidence for the reality of UFOs and their occupants.
Tom Theophanous ( - May 9, 2020)
Ted Phillips (January 20, 1942 - March 10, 2020)
R. Phillips Jr, of Reeds Spring, Missouri, son of Theodore
and Lucille (Curtiss) Phillips Sr was born January 20,
1942 in Sedalia, Missouri and departed this life on March
10, 2020 at the age of 78.
had been a resident of the area for thirty-nine years,
moving here from Sedalia, Missouri. He had worked as a
civil engineer for the State Highway Department.
career in UFO research stretched from the late 1960s to
the mid 1980s.
was the Director of The
Center for Physical Trace Research
The Special Investigations
Unit of the CPTR investigates active UFO sites. The team
posts investigative logs along with images and video obtained
during site visits in the field. The team's primary purpose
is to insert itself into an area of developing activity
while the site is still fresh. The SIU has five highly
qualified researchers and has the only dive team in the
U.S. geared toward the investigation of USOs
and similar anomalies.
was an engineer, as well as a professional photographer
and musician. He participated in the Vanguard
Satellite Tracking Program and was a field
engineer on the Minuteman
Missile Project. He began investigating
UFO reports in 1964 and was a research associate of Dr.
J. Allen Hynek's from 1968 until Dr. Hynek's
death in 1986. It was at Allen Hynek's suggestion that
he began specializing in physical trace research of UFO
sightings, forty years ago. Phillips has personally investigated
hundreds of UFO cases and his files contain 3,189 physical
landing traces from 91 countries.
position statement (written in the mid 1970s) concluded
"I believe, after thirteen years of investigation,
[that] the data indicates a non-terrestrial origin."
participated in the American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Aerospace Sciences meetings, along with Dr. Hynek, Dr.
Jacques Vallée and Dr.
David Saunders. He was a member of a select
team invited to meet with the United Nations secretary-General
at the U.N., along with Dr. Hynek, Dr. Vallee and astronaut
Cooper. Phillips gave two presentations
at the First International UFO Congress. Ted made a presentation
at the first MUFON Symposium and at several others, including
the 2006 Symposium. He has appeared on national television
in numerous documentaries, including In Search Of, NBC
News White Papers, CBS News Special reports and the documentary
movie, UFOs Are Real. Most recently, he was featured in
Alien Encounters, a documentary on the History Channel.
research projects included active UFO sites in the central
U.S. and a major project in the Tatra Mountains of Slovakia.
Stanton T. Friedman (July 29, 1934-May 13, 2019)
UFO Researcher and Nuclear Physicist Stanton T. Friedman
passed away Monday, May 13, at the age of 84. My condolences
go out to his family, relatives and close friends who knew
him intimately. He will be greatly missed by fellow UFO
researchers who had the pleasure of meeting him, conversing
with him and debating with him. He paved the way for the
pursuit of facts and truth in regards to UFOs and related
matters. His absence will be a void in UFOlogy that can
never be filled.
it weren't for Stan, I probably would not have joined MUFON
(Mutual UFO Network) as early as I did. In the summer of
1990, while I was at work, I came across a 1-hour
phone-in radio show (Radio Noon) he was doing
with Christopher Thomas from CBC in Toronto. I later ordered
a copy of it on audio cassette and when I could, I got in
contact with him. After mentioning the work I had done on
UFOs and how I was interested in doing something with the
material I had gathered over the years, he suggested that
I join MUFON. He also sent me a free book list which he
used to include with any purchases that were made from him.
List from UFORI
February of 1991, I became a Field Investigator Trainee
for MUFON, and later given the title of Provincial Section
Director for Sudbury as a member of MUFON Ontario. I may
no longer be a member of MUFON, but I owe it all to Stanton
Friedman, whom I later had the privilege of meeting when
he spoke at the University of Toronto's Convocation Hall
when the Honorable Paul Hellyer first came out to speak
about UFOs on September 25th, 2005. It was awesome to see
him again later, on three separate occasions between 2015
and 2017. I will miss him greatly and I'll be forever in
in Peace, Mr. Friedman!
for additional obituaries
Hatch, UFO Database Creator, Remembered
by: David Marler - January 3, 2019
reflecting on the past year, we often think of those individuals
we have lost. In the field of UFOlogy, it is no different.
Indeed, in recent years, we have lost many pioneers in this
field of inquiry. One such pioneer was a man named Larry
Hatch who passed away on August 3rd, 2018. Unfortunately,
many were not familiar with his passing or the legacy he
has left this field of study.
was a computer programmer by trade. His high level of intelligence
was rivaled only by his creative talent for developing innovative
ideas using the latest technologies. This went way back
to Larrys childhood. At the age of fourteen, he created
his own private telephone system for his neighborhood friends
to communicate with. We are not talking about the old cup
and string concept. Rather, he developed his own actual
stand-alone telephone system as this old news clipping from
the San Mateo Times reported in the 1960s.
in life, Larrys intellectual prowess persisted. It
was no surprise that he eventually became part of the burgeoning
computer industry in California where he was born and raised.
Larry held many positions starting as a Senior Electronics
Technician followed by a long career working for National
Semiconductor as an Engineer.
in 1993, Larry branched out on his own as an independent
computer contractor. It was during this time that he focused
his computer skills on a subject that was always near and
dear to his heart UFOs. Since early childhood, Larry
was fascinated with the subject and had some personal experiences
that he preferred to keep private.
created from the ground level one of the most robust UFO
databases up until that time the *U* UFO Database.
This was a database that the public could use on their home
PCs. The *U* Database itself could do queries based on word
search, geography, or UFO characteristics. There was also
an impressive UFO mapping tool that visually displayed any
relevant UFO cases based on your search criteria. This was
amazing considering the database was written in a DOS-based
UFO Map from the *U* UFO Database by Larry Hatch
various computer UFO catalogs that had existed, there were
only a few computer UFO databases before the *U* Databases
creation. There were the IBM punch data cards employed by
the Battelle Memorial Institute in the 1950s used to examine
Project Blue Book cases. Then, based on this concept, there
was another computer database, compiled at Northwestern
University in the 1960s. This included all unidentified
cases from Project Blue Book through the efforts of Dr.
J. Allen Hynek, Jacques Vallee, et al. This work was eventually
turned over to the Condon study at the University of Colorado
in 1968 and eventually formed the basis for David Saunders
UFOCAT database. Other UFOCAT versions were to follow in
*U* Database also had several updates in later years after
its release in 1994 when I first heard of Larrys creation.
Obviously, I had to have a copy for my own UFO research
and purchased one of the first versions. After my initial
contact with Larry, I had a number of emails interspersed
with a few phone calls in the early to mid-nineties. In
maintaining ties with him, I was always on the list for
any later software updates but also was in a position to
eventually provide case material for his latest 2002 update.
had spent thousands of hours combing every possible UFO
book and periodical he could get his hands on. In doing
so, he took each case documented therein and then converted
it into code for database entry. The last tally I saw was
over 17,000 UFO cases that Larry personally entered into
the database! Most of us cannot imagine the time, dedication,
and personal sacrifice he made doing all of this work.
he was the sole individual that did all the data entry,
he was not alone in gathering the relevant UFO case files
and information. Despite avoiding the social scene, Larry
was well connected with leading UFO researchers and historians
worldwide. Some of these included: Jan Aldrich, Barry Greenwood,
Jacques Vallee, Dominique Weinstein, etc.
Aldrich recently informed me that his role was two-fold
in collaborating with Larry. First, to properly vet the
UFO data for removal of IFO reports or spurious cases. Second,
to add interesting cases not formerly in the system. Jan
emphasized Larrys continual work in this area to ensure
not only the quantity of information but quality information.
reflections on Larrys work were conveyed to me by
Vallee in the writing of this article. Vallee stated,
my point of view, the most memorable lesson from his life
is the observation of how much good research can be done
by a single person with talent and the willingness to pursue
a well-focused goal. Larry single-handedly accomplished
what the leading UFO organizations of the time were unable
to do with their resources, membership fees and access to
media: an effective, well-functioning, cleverly interfaced
graphic database of important UFO events! He also managed
to build it in a way that made it economically accessible
and legible to hundreds of people, on personal computers.
was part of Larrys extensive correspondence network
and brought him items that might be of interest in his work.
I enjoyed visiting his house down the Peninsula
and discussing the sightings, as well as gossiping about
technology trends: He was indeed a very gifted software
designer and implementer, and a kind man with no interest
in the quarrels that plagued ufology. He remains an inspiration
saddest part regarding the life of the *U* Database was
that it was written in a DOS environment. As technology
began to improve with numerous versions of Microsoft Windows
and Macintosh or Mac computers, the DOS platform went the
way of the dinosaur. Consumers then, like today, wanted
the latest and greatest. As a result, DOS-based software
programs and their followers diminished. So too did the
*U* Database audience for the most part.
time, I eventually lost touch with Larry in the early 2000s.
I always meant to re-connect at some point. But I had heard
rumors years later through the UFO grapevine that he was
in ill-health. I had also heard that he retired to a nursing
home. However, in speaking with older researchers who knew
Larry more than myself, they too werent 100% sure
what his status was at the time. It was a mystery.
in November of 2018, after many years of losing touch with
Larry, I saw items for sale on eBay that stated they were
from the Larry Hatch collection. Eager to have these for
my UFO research library, I purchased the items. I noticed
the return address had the name of the seller, Yvonne Hatch.
I thought to myself this must be a relative of Larrys.
My suspicions were proven correct.
was able to email and then eventually call Yvonne Hatch
who turned out to be Larrys niece. She regrettably
informed me that her late-uncle had passed away due to medical
complications on August 3rd, 2018. She and other family
members were dealing with the aftermath of his passing.
This is what resulted in some of his UFO items surfacing
was gracious with her time, and she told me things about
Larry I did not know from his personal life. She provided
the photos included with this article. Yvonne stated her
late-uncle was a man of high-intellect who had a passion
for the subject of UFOs as evidenced by his tenacious data
gathering and data entry that ultimately created the *U*
Database. From the conversations we had, I could also feel
the bond she had with her uncle and the subsequent loss
with his passing.
am not ashamed to admit that I have in my UFO research room
to this day a fully-functioning DOS-based computer that
is still running my version of the *U* Database. It was
and continues to be extremely instrumental in my UFO studies.
When fellow-researchers come to visit, I always try to make
it a point to introduce them to the database as it proves
useful in many research endeavors.
more importantly, I tell them about the creator of the *U*
Database, Larry Hatch. He was a man who was never to be
seen at a UFO conference or UFO meeting. He never wanted
to be the focus of attention. Instead, he wanted to be a
facilitator in providing UFO data in a manageable form for
serious researchers. To that end, he succeeded admirably.
wanted to pay tribute to Larry and let the UFO community
know about his demise. But, as in these types of situations,
not to just mourn his passing. It is a time to also celebrate
the mans contributions to the UFO research field.
I hope memories of him and his *U* Database will live on.
As Vallee stated, He remains an inspiration.
this PDF with information about the *U* UFO Database.
Bell (1945 - 2018)
Host Art Bell Dies at 72
life of Art Bell is impossible to encapsulate or summarize.
He brought to global consciousness ideas that have a memetic
voracity and staying power as powerful Einsteins;
and he did so with a flare, style, and humor that was entirely
unique unto himself. Even after he left his brainchild,
Coast to Coast AM, he effortlessly spawned multiple generations
of alternative media talking heads, researchers, and authorsbe
they mainstream, underground, or online. People who dont
even know they have been influenced by Bell produce material
that carry his torch, and they have done so for decades.
Whether it in the form of the X-Files or The
Sixth Sense, it is all the spawn of Art Bell.
is an individual who brought earthly culture everything
from demonic possession to the most vanguard physicsand
he did so all night long. Bell was a fountainhead and a
nexus for what he called the Quickeningthat something
deeply odd rested at the heart of existence. And this oddity
seems to be growing in leaps and bounds by the day. Furthermore,
he was a marvelous story-teller, and he was capable of prying
the most interesting possibilities from his thousands of
guests and callers. He was also simply a great talkera
talker that, if youre in the business of talking,
stands as an icon among icons. Bell was the Larry King of
the weird and wonderful. Bell is the American campfire ghost
for us nocturnal creatures, Bell was the captain of the
nightscapes immeasurable legions. He was the legend
of legends. And accomplished all of this largely from his
home studio. All of YouTube and podcasting is but the aftermath
of Art Bells operation. His auspicious death on Friday
the 13th strikes with Bells own signature supernatural
dazzle, so that one can not help but think that maybejust
maybethere really is something to this paranormal
avalanche after all. So with admiration and affection, I
will share one of my favorite pieces he ever producedthe
story of The Shadow People and the Native American mystery
school elders who have been engaging them in secret for
centuries. So one more time from The Kingdom of Nye, its
Art Bell! Wanna take a ride?
Marrs (1943 - 2017)
Obituary: JIM MARRS was born December 5, 1943 in Ft Worth,
Texas. He died from a heart attack August 2, 2017 at his
home in Wise County. He is survived by his wife of 50 years,
Carol, his two daughters, Cathryn Lafitte of Fort Worth,
Jayme Castle and her husband, Chris Castle, his brother
David and wife Sandy of Bridgeport, and grandchildren, Moxy,
Jackson, and Scout.
Marrs earned a degree in journalism from the University
of North Texas and attended graduate school at Texas Tech
in Lubbock. He has worked for several Texas newspapers,
including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
in1976 until his retirement in 2007, Marrs taught a course
on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy at the
University of Texas at Arlington. In 1989, his book, Crossfire:
The Plot That Killed Kennedy, was published to critical
acclaim and reached the New York Times Paperback Non-Fiction
Best Seller List. It became a basis for the Oliver Stone
books by Marrs include Alien Agenda (1997) which was the
top-selling non-fiction UFO book in the world, Rule by Secrecy
(2000), The Terror Conspiracy Revisited (2007), The Rise
of the Fourth Reich, (2008) and The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy
(2010), Our Occulted History (2013), Population Control
(2015), and his last book The Illuminati (2017).
has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CSPAN, and the Discovery,
Learning and History Channels; Good Morning America, Geraldo,
Montel Williams, Today, Tech TV and Larry King Live; and
the George Noory, Art Bell, Jimmy Church, Alex Jones and
Jeff Rense programs, and many other local and regional programs.
Acclaimed investigative journalist and beloved member of
the conspiracy theory and UFO research community, Jim Marrs,
has passed away.
several years working as a reporter for a variety of Texas
newspapers, Marrs achieved worldwide notoriety for his landmark
book Crossfire, which examined inconsistencies in the official
story of the JFK assassination.
New York Times bestseller, Crossfire, proved to be so powerful
that it served as the basis, along with another book, for
the Oliver Stone film JFK.
went on to write a pair of highly influential works in the
form of Alien Agenda and Rule by Secrecy as well as one
of the first books on the US government's remote viewing
program with Psi Spies.
the wake of 9/11, Marrs turned his attention to that tragic
event and uncovered a wealth of information which suggested
that something was amiss with the 'official' version of
events, which was brought together in the book The Terror
later books like Rise of the Fourth Reich, Our Occulted
History, and Population Control, he warned about the surreptitious
and worrisome nature of the 'New World Order' and various
ways in which the 'powers that be' seemed to be advancing
indefatigable researcher, Marrs produced a number of additional
works in recent years, including a fiction offering titled
Sisterhood of the Rose.
fixture of Coast to Coast, he appeared on the program on
over 40 different occasions, detailing his latest findings
for C2C listeners as well as participating in panel discussions
on the JFK assassination and the UFO phenomenon.
undisputed giant in the field of esoteric research, Jim
Marrs will be deeply missed by his many friends in the paranormal
and conspiracy community as well as the countless readers
and Coast listeners who were enlightened by his work.
Marrs, author and conspiracy theorist, dies
Racey Burden | Published August 3, 2017
Marrs, an author and conspiracy theorist who studied the
Aurora alien spaceship crash of 1897, died Wednesday. He
to a post on Marrs official Facebook page, he died
following a heart attack. Marrs bowed out of speaking engagements
earlier this year due to poor health.
is best known for his book on the John F. Kennedy assassination,
Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, and
his book Alien Agenda, which delved into the
world of UFOs.
told the Messenger in a 2011 interview that the Aurora spaceship
crash was the best evidence of UFOs hed ever seen.
think the Aurora story is as strong as you can get,
he said. It had contemporary reports from newspapers.
And it was corroborated with all these other stories.
to Marrs Facebook page, his family will hold a Texas-sized
wake for him at their home next month.
Rowe ( - 2017)
Saturday, July 29, 2017, Donald Raymond Schmitt announced
is with true sadness that I report on the passing of a true
lady and champion of all of our Roswell witnesses, Frankie
Rowe. We brought Frankie back to Roswell for festival just
a month ago and it continues to demonstrate the true finality
of our relationships with all of these wonderful people
who, like Frankie, were truly part of our Roswell family.
Frankie was an exception. She was family, a first-hand witness
to the events at Roswell, and she even participated in our
parade through downtown Roswell. And she loved every minute
of it and we loved her! Frankie's star may have dimmed but
it will shine even brighter in our hearts - we will always
Rowe was one of the few surviving witnesses of the Roswell
Crash who claimed to have held actual wreckage. Rowe was
12 years-old at the time of the incident.
father, Dan Dwyer, was a Roswell Fireman. According to Rowe,
Dwyer went out to investigate what he assumed was a crashed
airplane only to discover it to be not from this world.
Dwyer claimed to have seen a child-size being with large
dark eyes, brown skin, and no hair stumbling around the
scene. Later, a piece of the wreckage that displayed strange
properties would be shown to Rowe. Rowe claimed the piece
could be crumpled up and that it would return immediately
to its proper shape. Rowe claimed the next day that military
men came to the house and threatened them with the implication
that they would be killed if they ever talked of what they
had experienced. Rowe's story was verified by her sister,
Helen Cahill. Cahill did not live with her family at the
time but recalls that her parents told her the story of
what had happened.
Frankie Rowe had been the target of a smear campaign involving
both debunkers and believers in the Roswell Crash as being
extraterrestrial. Unfortunately, several lies have been
told, such as that Frankie's father wasn't truly a fireman.
Such lies can easily be proven wrong with research.
of the researchers who initially rejected Rowe's story was
researcher Karl Pflock who had interviewed three former
firemen who all claimed that they never made runs outside
of city limits as well as that they never responded to any
crash on the day in question. Investigator Kevin Randle
has rescued Rowe's reputation by producing documentation
revealing that the firemen did indeed make runs outside
of city limits, as well as testimony from another fireman
who claimed that Dan Dwyer took his own personal vehicle
to the crash scene. As it stands today, Frankie Rowe's story
has not been discredited.
Mulligan (1926 - 2017)
family announces the passing of Donald (Don) Michael Mulligan
on February 8th, 2017 at Pioneer Manor at the age 90. Beloved
husband of Rosemary (nee Bell) predeceased. Father of Anne-Marie,
Sheila (predeceased), Patti-Lynne (Lorne), Dan (Pam), Nora
(Rudy) and Michael (Glenda). Grandfather to 11: Sheila,
Will, Jessica, Samuel, Julia, Kristy, Rebecca, Riley, Katie,
Megan, Liam and great grandfather of 5.
was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Sudbury on August 31,1926,
son of Thomas and Stella Mulligan (nee Walsh) both predeceased.
He is survived by his brother Bill (Dolores predeceased)
(Jean) and predeceased by all other siblings and their spouses
Marian Sackfield(Fred), Joyce Gore(Joseph) and Tom(Peggy).
A graduate of St. Michael's College School in 1945, Don
returned to the Sudbury region and married Rosemary in 1949.
With an intrepid spirit and a willingness to take on any
challenge, Don was associated with the mining business for
45 years; miner, salesman, sales manager, entrepreneur and
business owner of D&R Enterprises. He was instrumental
in introducing retro-reflective products to the Canadian
mining industry in the form of striping for coveralls, hazard
demarcation and underground signage. All are industry standards
remembrance of Don could be complete without his most treasured
possession, 'The Camp''. Bought sight unseen from
an ad in the North Bay Nugget, the family learned to love
and respect nature during the full summers they spent there.
Located on the south shore of Lake Nipissing the location
was and remains water access only. Stories of the seven
mile voyages on the large, wildly unpredictable lake ran
the gamut between joyful and cringe worthy. Upon retirement,
Don & Rosemary moved to Wasi Lake near Powassan so they
could divide their time between a fully serviced home and
The Camp. After Rosemary's passing in 2005, Don moved back
to Sudbury to be closer to medical care and family. The
family would like to thank the staff at Pioneer Manor, especially
Lise, Lori L. Chantelle, Jessie and Angie for their dedicated
care over the past 8 1/2 years. At Don's request, there
will no visitation or service. Interment and a celebration
of Don's life will be held at a future date. Arrangements
entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.
met Mr. Don Mulligan at Pioneer Manor a few years ago when
I interviewed him about his UFO Encounter he had in 1975.
I had received a call from his son who said that his dad
had something he wanted to get off his chest in relation
to UFOs. I made time to go to Pioneer Manor where he was
a resident, and with the help of my friend Todd Fraser (who
works there), I proceeded with the recording of his personal
account, both in audio and video. His story can be heard
Bruce-Knapp...a legend in is own right!
in Peace, my friend!
is with deep sorrow that I received the news that my friend
and webhost, Errol Bruce-Knapp has passed away. He has left
a legacy that will linger for years to come. He was one
of the Pirate Radio pioneers of the 1960s and a fellow UFO
eyewitness. He will be greatly missed by one and all who
knew him in person, or would listen to his podcasts after
he had been hosting "Strange Days...Indeed" with
Victor Viggiani at CFRB 1010 Newstalk in Toronto. Peterborough,
Ontario was his last place of residence where he spent his
last days. I am honored to have known him! A great day of
sadness indeed... Errol passed away on August 11, 2016 at
10 p.m. EST.
of Roswell's UFO Museum quietly passes away
05/01/2015 7:53 PM | Created: 05/01/2015 7:43 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4
prominent person in Roswell recently died. He was buried
before a lot of people even knew he was gone.
Dennis said he was one of the witnesses of the 1947 UFO
crash near Roswell. He passed away on Tuesday and was laid
to rest sometime this week.
Dennis family has chosen not to come forward with
the details of his death, KOB took a look back at his legacy.
was a founder of Roswell's famous UFO Museum.
claim to fame? He claims someone called him about needing
At the time, he was working at Ballard Funeral home. He
also claims a nurse confided in him about seeing alien bodies.
the years, his stories have been featured in several books
written about the UFO crash.
early 1990, he and Lieutenant Walter Haut got together with
realtor Max Littell to form the UFO Museum.
course most of us thought to ourselves, 'why would you do
that?' said former Roswell Mayor Bill Owen. How
many people could ever have an interest in coming to where
Roswell is to see a UFO museum?"
was on city council when the museum was founded.
says Dennis had a vision for the museum, believing it would
be a success even when others doubted it.
certainly had the foresight and the dedication and the dream
to make this museum happen, and of course they did. Roswell
is the beneficiary of their early work and their early desire
to see something made of this incident," said Owen.
the UFO Museum sees 180,000 visitors every year from around
the world and has sparked the citys tourism industry.
says Dennis contributed to Roswell greatly and will be missed.
was a great person to have involved within our community
and he will be greatly missed, said Owen. He
certainly contributed many great things, many great ideas.
He will be missed for sure."
Hansen, Noted Journalist & Author of 'The Missing
Times' Has Died
The UFO Chronicles
with great sadness that we report the passing of Terry
Hansen, journalist, researcher and author of one of the
most influential books re Ufology, "The Missing Times/News
Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up."
wife Jessica conveyed to Robert Hastings, that he died
quietly, in his sleep, Friday late evening or Saturday
early morning. He had a massive coronary and the doctor
said he felt no pain at all. It was instant.
was the most honest person with the greatest sense of
integrity I have ever known.
My first impression of Terry was one of nobility of spirit
and he never let me down
He had a lot of wonderful adventures the last few years
of his life and I am so grateful for that.
Our condolences to Jessica and the Hansen family, may
he rest in peace.
The UFO Chronicles
of the sudden and unexpected death of journalist Terry
Hansen arrived only yesterday and I am still processing
the implications of this tragic loss. Although relatively
few persons with an interest in UFOs know his name, Hansen
contributed greatly to our collective understanding of
the crucial role the American elite media
has played in helping to perpetuate the official secrecy
surrounding the phenomenon, originating with the U.S.
military and intelligence community.
I wrote in my book UFOs and Nukes, Hansen [has written
an] excellent book, The Missing Times: News Media Complicity
in the UFO Cover-up, which I highly recommend to anyone
wishing to better understand how the type of information
contained in my own book could have been successfully
kept from the American people scientists and laypersons
alike for so long. In fact, I put Hansens
book on my short list of must-reads as far
as the official government cover-up of UFOs is concerned.
review of the book on Amazon (by duncanives)
summarizes its content this way:
In The Missing Times, Terry Hansen provides a clear, documented
history of the relationship that exists between the national
media and the United States Government, particularly on
issues of national security...Hansen details how our military
and intelligence communities are in the business of shaping
public opinion and reaction through information management.
How incompetent would they have to have been not to recognize
the national media as an indispensable, efficient tool
for their goals?
Mr. Hansen details the exact mechanisms by which the government
exercises their influence over the national media with
chilling clarity, right down to CIA infiltration...Through
historical review, Mr. Hansen demonstrates how the press
follows a government line when it comes to issues of secrecy
and national security.
What happens when we insert UFOs into this equation? The
answer is a perfect fit; the national media treats UFOs
exactly as it does other subjects deemed to be of great
national security importance and secrecy. This fact is
skillfully demonstrated through an examination of UFO
incursions over nuclear missile silos near Malmstrom Air
Force Base in Montana. Unidentified objects could enter
and leave restricted airspace with impunity.
Such incidents have obvious national security implications.
Widely reported in the local media, these astonishing
and well-documented incidents were ignored by the national
media until much later. Could the media have been influenced
by a government that, despite their protests to the contrary,
knows full well that UFOs are a national security issue?
Mr. Hansen...seems to be calling his fellow citizens not
to believe in UFOs, but to be skeptical about what the
national media, as a front for the government, tells us
about them...The Missing Times is written with clarity
and journalistic integrity. It is not a hastily-written
UFO book full of anecdotes and fuzzy pictures. It is objective
reporting of the undeniable relationships between the
government, the media, and you.
It is also one of the most heavily footnoted books I have
ever read, providing proof of the depth of research that
went into it. If the Pulitzer Prize were given for merit,
quality, insightful analysis and relevance, journalist
Terry Hansen would have one on his bookshelf right now.
sums it up nicely. At my urging, Hansen finally made his
now out-of-print book available as an e-book, which may
be purchased here (see below). Demonstrating his intent
that it be widely read, he altruistically decided to only
charge $2.99 for it.
Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up
Hansons courageous pioneering work will stand the
test of time and, in the near-term, hopefully inspire
a renewed, zealous integrity among mainstream journalists,
who view themselves as champions of truth and the publics
right-to-know, while at the same time wittingly or unwittingly
supporting government objectives including the
Viet Nam and Iraq wars, among other tragic missteps
by superficially covering, or spinning, or not covering
at all, key national security-related subjects, including
Hansens findings illustrate anything, its
that one of the biggest stories in history the
U.S. governments cover-up of the UFO phenomenon
deserves objective, serious, respectful examination
by members of the elite media. Yes, those few who buck
the trend, and bravely follow Hansens lead on credible
UFO investigation, may risk being disinvited to the annual
White House Correspondents Association Dinner, among other
repercussions, but they will finally be serving those
who count most the American public, and other humans
Roger K. Leir
Roger K. Leir, author of the Aliens and the Scalpel
- First and Second Edition, "UFO Crash in Brazil",
"Casebook Alien Implants", "Chopped
Liver" and three other books published outside
the United States, including "Implantes Alienegenas"
published in Portuguese in Brazil, and "Ovnis and
Implants" published in France by Le Mercure Dauphinois.
has been said that Dr. Leir was one of the worlds
most important leaders in physical evidence research involving
the field of Ufology. He and his surgical team have performed
fifteen surgeries on alleged alien abductees. This resulted
in the removal of sixteen separate and distinct objects
suspected of being alien implants. These objects have
been scientifically investigated by some of the most prestigious
laboratories in the world, including Los Alamos National
Labs, New Mexico Tech, Seal Laboratories, Southwest Labs,
the University of Toronto, York University, and the University
of California at San Diego. Their findings have been baffling
and some comparisons have been made to Meteorite Samples.
In addition, some of the tests show metallurgical anomalies
such as highly Magnetic Iron that is without crystalline
form, combinations of crystalline materials mixed common
metals, growth of biological tissue into or out of metallic
substances, as well as isotopic ratios not of this world.
Dr. Leir has also been involved in investigations of other
areas of Ufology involving physical evidence. He has traveled
to Brazil and performed exhaustive research into the Varginha,
Brazil case. In 2003, Dr. Leir worked with one of the
worlds leading geneticists and the National Institute
for Discovery Science (NIDS) on a DNA study pertaining
to evidence collected in a famous California Alien Abduction
Case. In November 2007, Dr. Leir was a participant in
an international press conference held at the National
Press Club in Washington D.C. Evidence from thirteen Military
officers, pertaining to their experiences with UFOs, was
presented to a worldwide media.
Leir was a Podiatric Surgeon, who had been in private
practice in Ventura County, California, for the past 43+
years. Dr. Leir anticipated performing more surgeries
in the future and was investigating the physiological
and biological aspects of the Alien abduction phenomenon.
He had recently formed a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization
for this purpose called "A&S Research Inc."
Leir held academic degrees of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine,
Bachelor of Science, and Associate in Arts.
Leir was Board Certified in the following boards:
The National College of Foot Surgeons
The American Board of Podiatric Sports Medicine
The American Board of Foot Surgery
The American Circulatory Society and the Society
for Non-Invasive Vascular Technology.
Leir was an international speaker and has presented his
material at conferences in the United Kingdom, Brazil,
Turkey, Japan, Australia, France, Canada, Peru, Mexico,
Italy, San Marino, totaling 42 countries in the past 7+
years. Dr. Leir was one of the very few researchers in
the field of Ufology to have been invited to present his
findings at a meeting of The Society for Scientific Exploration
in Paris, France.
has also appeared on a wide variety of radio and television
shows including, "The Orlando Jones Show",
"The Bronx Bunny Show", KTLA News,
Fox News, The Prime Time NBC Special "Confirmation",
"Beyond Bazaar", "Coast to Coast"
with Art Bell and George Noorey, "Dreamland"
with Art Bell and Whitley Strieber, "The Bob and
Zoh Hieronimus Shows". He had been filmed for
an appearance in Walt Disneys "Race to Witch
Mountain" which was released in theaters in 2009.
Dr. Leir held the distinction of being the only speaker
invited to the Bay Area UFO Conference, every year since
the inception of this event. In addition, he was an invited
speaker to the European division of the Society for Scientific
Exploration in Paris. In 2008, Dr. Leir was the Master
of Ceremonies at a new conference in Santa Maria, California
The Central Coast Science-UFO Symposium held on
August 16th and 17th of that year.
the past 15+ years, Dr. Leir had pursued a quest for knowledge
within this field with great intensity. As a result, he
served as a medical consultant to the International Mutual
UFO Network. He was also past State Section Director for
Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Leir was involved in the production of a major motion
picture, "Earth's Original Sin". He was
one of the few people granted an interview with one of
the Vaticans most prestigious Monsignors (Monsignor
Corrado Balducci) to gather material for his motion picture
(1933 - 2013)
met Vincent Hickey in November 1994 after he had contacted
me to report some of his UFO sightings. I found him to be
a very honorable man and a very reliable eyewitness. Later,
he pulled a few strings and managed to get the Mine Mill
Hall for free, where I gave my first public presentation
on UFOs and related matters. We'd been friends ever since.
I am so thankful to have known him, and his UFO report will
live on via this website. I will miss you, my friend. :)
Rest in Peace, Vince.
Jessie Marcel, Jr.
great American died on August 24, 2013, of an apparent heart
attack. Dr. Jessie Marcel, Jr. was a star witness at the
Citizen Hearing on Disclosure where he testified alongside
his daughter Denice and son Jessie Marcel, III.
is greatly saddened Jessie did not live to see the truth embargo's
end and dedicates the Congressional Hearing Initiative to
Dr. Marcel. Once Disclosure has been achieved PRG will conduct
a public campaign seeking the Presidential Medal of Freedom
for this man who served his family, his country and the truth
with humble distinction.
October 7, 1935 - February 14, 2012
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
met Marlene while co-hosting a half-hour radio program on
UFOs and related matters - during the late 1990s - at CKLU
96.7 FM located on the campus of Laurentian University here
in Sudbury. She had been hosting a show called "Sounds
for Seniors" right before it was my turn to be on the
air. It was then that I found out about her exploits in
the 1960s as a local member of APRO (Aerial Phenomena Research
Organization) and NICAP (National Investigations Committee
on Aerial Phenomena) which were both based in the U.S. Most
of her files had been lost when she got divorced from her
husband, and I deeply regret never having taken the time
to record her stories on tape. Nonetheless, she will be
greatly missed, and will always be remembered for the fascinating
life that she led. Rest in peace, my friend.
April 27, 1937 - January 26, 2012
Lou Farish (pictured left) with his good friend Jerry Blackburn
Lucius Farish was Editor of the UFO Newsclipping Service
and Director of the Ozark UFO Conference for nearly a quarter
century. His struggle with cancer ended on January 26, 2012.
A memorial service will be held at the Harris Funeral Home
in Morrilton at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012.
See Harris Funeral Homes.
page of the December 2005 UFO Newsclipping Service.
Hopkins dies Peacefully in New York at age 80
June 15, 1931 August 21, 2011
Hopkins was a central figure in abduction phenomenon and
related UFO research. He was also a painter, sculptor and
raconteur of note. Born in 1931 and raised in Wheeling,
West Virginia. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1953,
that same year moving to New York City, where he lived until
1964, Hopkins and two others saw a UFO in daylight for several
minutes. Fascinated, he joined the now-defunct UFO research
group NICAP and began reading many UFO books and articles.
1975, Hopkins and Ted Bloecher studied a multiple-witness
UFO report, the North Hudson Park UFO sightings which occurred
in New Jersey. In 1976, the Village Voice printed Hopkins'
account of the investigation.
began receiving regular letters from other UFO witnesses,
including a few cases of what would later be called "missing
time" inexplicable gaps in one's memory,
associated with UFO encounters.
Bloecher and psychologist Aphrodite Clamar, Hopkins began
investigating the missing time experiences, and eventually
came to conclude that the missing time cases were due to
the late 1980s, Hopkins was one of the most prominent people
in ufology, earning a level of mainstream attention that
was nearly unprecedented for the field.
wrote several popular books about abductees, notably Missing
Time, and was the founder of the Intruders
Foundation, a non-profit organization created
to document and research alien abductions, and to provide
support to abductees.
roughly the first seven years of his investigation of
the abduction phenomenon, Hopkins himself conducted no
hypnosis sessions. Rather, he secured the aid of licensed
professionals. He noted that three of these therapists
(Drs. Robert Naiman, Aphrodite Clamar and Girard Franklin)
were quite skeptical of the reality of abduction claims,
yet all "uncovered" detailed abduction scenarios
from their patients.
1992 made-for-television film Intruders
was based on Hopkins' research, and portrayed abduction
scenes. Additionally, Hopkin's 1996 book, Witnessed,
portrays a classic abduction case that was alleged to
have occurred in late 1989 near the Brooklyn Bridge in
New York City. This case is unique in that it is one of
the first publicized episodes that involved multiple abductees
(who did not previously know each other) that come to
know each other in the "real" world through
a variety of circumstances connected to their abductions.
Additionally, this case involved inter-generational abductions
within the same family.
will be greatly missed by one and all who knew about him
and his work. We wish to extend our condolences to his family.
sad news - British ufologist Stuart Miller, who published
UFO Review for years, and later the short-lived Alien Worlds
Magazine, was killed in a motorcycle accident this past
May. News has just now filtered out to his friends within
"ufology", as Stuart had largely withdrawn from
the "field" after Alien Worlds folded.
posted his thoughts on Stuart's passing,
and Paul Kimball has a nice write-up
of his personal experience with Stuart over at his
blog, describing him as "one of the truly good guys
in ufology...a genuinely good man, full of joie de vivre,
wit, humour, and a true spirit of adventure and humanity.
He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him."
passing is a real tragedy, and our thoughts go out to his
family at this difficult time.
The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Robert Pratt, Newspaperman, Author Of UFO
Books, Articles, Dies At 79
By Michael Browning
and outer space, home and visitors from afar, are bound
to come up when friends and relatives of Robert V. Pratt
come to the Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Funeral Home this afternoon
from 4-6 p.m. to meet his widow, Faith, and discuss his
Pratt was an evangelist for UFOs. The Lake Worth resident
wrote about them in manifold articles for The National Enquirer.
He published two books about them, UFO Danger Zone: Terror
and Death in Brazil - Where Next? in 1996 and Night Siege:
The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, in 1987.
traveled the world, often at his own expense, interviewing
eyewitnesses to extraterrestrial objects that he described
as often behaving cruelly and capriciously, dropping globes
of fire, he said, on innocent farmers in Brazil.
never saw one single solitary UFO in his entire life, but
he came to believe in them passionately. It was a belief
even his own wife did not share, though she stayed married
to him for 50 years.
first 30 years you squabble. The 20 years after that are
wonderful," Faith Pratt said Thursday, shedding tears
on Thanksgiving Day. "He would leave me notes, saying
things like "You are my love."
Pratt was a very curious man. His own self-written obituary,
edited by his wife, says he died Monday, November 21, 2005,
at a local hospital following a brief illness. He was 79.
He worked for many newspapers for 48 years.
the last eight years of his professional career were the
strangest. After decades in mainstream journalism, he switched
to tabloid journalism and became convinced that UFOs were
turned to belief. Belief became obsession. Mr. Pratt ultimately
claimed to have talked to more than 2,000 people who had
had UFO experiences.
the six years he worked as a UFO reporter for the Enquirer,
he traveled to Brazil four times.
recognition of his research in Brazil, on May 3, 2003, at
a conference in the city of Curitiba in southern Brazil,
he was given a diploma naming him an Ufologo Brasileiro
Honorario or Honorary Brazilian Ufologist. Seventy-eight
Brazilian ufologists signed the diploma, his wife said.
never went with him to Brazil, and she never shared his
belief in UFOs.
she declared. "I didn't care about them. I cared about
addition to his wife, Mr. Pratt is survived by his son,
Alan Collins Pratt of New York. Another son, Robert Scott
Pratt, died in 1975 at 17. A cousin, Richard Taylor of Boca
Raton, and numerous nieces and nephews in California also
Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Funeral Home is at 3041 Kirk Road in
Stringfield was an American Ufologist who took particular
interest in crashed flying saucer stories. He died in 1994.
was director of Civilian Research, Interplanetary Flying
Objects (CRIFO), and published a monthly newsletter, ORBIT.
In 1957 he became public relations adviser for the civilian
UFO group NICAP under the direction of Donald Keyhoe, a
friend of his since 1953. From 1967-1969, Stringfield served
as an "Early Warning Coordinator" for the Condon
Committee. During the 1970s, he wrote a number of books
about alleged recoveries of alien spaceships and alien bodies.
1978, Stringfield served as UFO research adviser to Grenada
Prime Minister Sir Eric Gairy. Privately, Stringfield worked
as Director of Public Relations and Marketing Services for
DuBois Chemicals, a division of Chemed Corporation, Cincinnati.
He self-published "Status Reports" on alleged
UFO "crash-retrievals" until his death. He died
December 18, 1994 after a long battle with lung cancer.
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