The Travis Walton 1975 abduction case is one of the more remarkable cases in ufology for several reasons. (If you’re unfamiliar with the case, then start here.) But one of the reasons I’ve become fascinated with it is not for what we do know, but rather what we don’t know. At least not yet.
Most of the attention in the case has remained focused on the single evening of November 5, 1975, when Walton first went missing. And most people assume that that is all there is to the story. That it was simply a one and done event, which involved one man at the wrong place at the wrong time, who suddenly disappeared after encountering a UFO. Walton reemerged several days later to relate his extraordinary encounters with alien beings and humanoids who he believes attempted to revive him aboard a vast UFO.
But was it really the end (or the beginning) of his strange experiences?
Revelations involving the Pentagon’s secret UFO program brought ufology to the front page of mainstream news last month. Yet one question still remains—who are the forces behind the phenomena and what do they want? The documentary “Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception” attempts to answer that question on Thursday, January 11th at 7:00 pm for an exclusive one-night Fathom event. In partnership with the film, I am giving away a pair of tickets to various theaters in the Philadelphia metro area to see it, along with copies of the book, “Alien Intrusion” by Gary Bates, which the film is based upon.
If you live in Philadelphia or the surrounding suburbs (including New Jersey) enter to win by filling out the form below. One winner foralien abduct each theater will be chosen at random. Not local? No problem. Enter to win a copy of the book instead. But don’t delay— contest ends at 11:59 pm ET on January 8th.
Following the MUFON Philly conference this weekend, I’ll be lecturing again at the On Angel’s Wings metaphysical store in Bordentown, NJ. The topic will again be on “Perceptions and Deceptions Within the UFO Experience” that I lectured on in September at the Para-X Behind the Veil 2 conference. It’s a much smaller venue this time, but I have an actual slide presentation to accompany my talk.
This past weekend at the Para-X Behind the Veil 2 paranormal conference went quite well. The audience was receptive, even if the microphone kept cutting out when I gave my talk on “Perceptions and Deceptions in the Overall Experience.” I met a lot of cool people, including one that came all the way from Massachusetts! At my otherwise bare table, I had some literature spread out regarding well-known abductee Travis Walton and his most recent documentary, “Travis,” which reminded me of a fantastic conference held this weekend up north—the Greater New England UFO Conference.
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There was a recent article posted by Alejandro Rojas to the Open Minds website recently. It details a long, lost photograph of a diamond-shaped, metallic UFO that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) regarded as “the real deal.”
Nick Pope, the head of the UFO inquiries division at the MoD at the time, revealed that the stock answer to an impressive sighting like this was “I don’t know what it is, but it’s not one of ours’.” This brings up a rather interesting debate about the whole conspiratorial aspect that UFO buffs often resort to—The government is covering it all up! Are they? Or are they just as clueless as we are when it comes to this phenomenon?
Maybe that really is a reason to ignore it, cover their eyes and hope that it all just goes away like a bad dream. Especially if we can’t stop or control the phenomenon, which sounds more like a nightmare.
So what happened to the poster? What about copies of the original photographs? Someone out there might still have them. Is it you? Let’s talk.
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Last year around this time I was preparing to do my very first public speaking engagement with Rosalyn Bown, which was titled “Myths and Misconceptions in Paranormal & UFO Research.” Our talk was very well-received, so we were invited to do a follow-up right after it; a part two of sorts that we called, “Similarities in Paranormal & UFO Research.”
The whole idea between our two back to back lectures was to draw people, who might only be interested in one field, to look at the other field as well. A lot of times, paranormal people and UFO enthusiasts stay rather confined within their respective walls, never bothering to consider the commonalities and similarities between each.
There’s actually quite a bit of crossover from one subject into the next, but a number of investigators and researchers alike tend to disregard that if it doesn’t fit into the framework of their own expertise. I can hardly blame them, as the enigma of the phenomenon is strange enough to simply consider just one aspect of it.
I received an email from Sue Swiatek, the state director of MUFON Virginia, about an upcoming conference in the Maryland area she organizes annually called “Fortfest.” I didn’t get a chance to attend last year’s but from what I heard it had a fantastic lineup. This year Fortfest also has some impressive speakers—some of which I’ve heard of, but have never seen lecture before.
The late Martin Caidin was an author of numerous books including “Ghosts in the Air” which chronicles various paranormal occurrences in air space and within the airplanes themselves. On October 22, 1995 Caidin gave an interview on Dreamland with Art Bell, a well-known radio program that some of you may be familiar with. (Today, it is hosted by Whitley Strieber.)
In October of 2016, I conducted my first public lecture at a small metaphysical shop in Burlington, NJ called On Angel’s Wings. It was a joint Halloween presentation with my good friend Rosalyn Bown. She had been pushing me to do the lecture circuit for quite some time now, so of course, I naturally resisted, assuming my anxiety would get the better of me. And in the days leading up to the event, it was certainly brimming to the top.
But on the day of our talk, a sense of calm ensued that helped me to relax and enjoy the ninety minute conversation with a packed house that had come to hear us. It helped to have the environment resemble my living room, which reminded me of the monthly meet-ups I hold at my house for a select few to gather and talk about this sort of thing.
Overall the crowd was quite engaged during the entire talk, which was surprising to at least. Usually at other UFO conferences I’ve been to, at least half the crowd is dozing off or just looking uninterested. (And only one person fell asleep on us so I consider that a win; ha!) Continue reading An Unknown in the Audience→
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