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PSI SPIES - The True Story
Of America's Psychic Warfare Program
By Jim Marrs
Paperback: 319 pages
Publisher: Career Press
(July 9, 2007)
This is the
third book I’ve read about Remote Viewing, and is the best of the three. The
other two books were written by remote viewers themselves, and were absolutely
fascinating in their own right. This is, after all, an extraordinary subject.
But they lacked the objectivity of the third person report. Jim Marrs is an
author/journalist heavily involved in fringe areas of study. His reporting is
clear and untarnished by some of the politics prevalent in the Remote Viewing
‘community’ these days. His eloquent prose and open-minded representation of
the subject provides for an excellent and informative read.
backtrack a little here, and explain what Remote Viewing actually is.
Basically, it’s clairvoyance; the psychic ability known as Extra-Sensory
phenomenon is not particularly new, of course. There have been many Seers over
the generations. The specialist term ‘Remote Viewing’ pertains particularly to
a group of mostly military men who used their psychic abilities in the service
of Uncle Sam. Their experimental surveillance work was funded by various
military and intelligence agencies, and spanned a couple of decades through the
seventies and eighties. Well-documented, and now largely in the public domain,
Remote Viewing was undertaken with a degree of seriousness which belies orthodox
establishment thinking. Yet, despite a clamour of scepticism since its public
outing, it did really take place. The U.S. Military employed psychic spies.
This book documents their story.
why serious money was thrown at psychic spying was two-fold: Firstly, the
Soviets seemed to be using this methodology themselves during the Cold War.
Secondly, it had been shown to actually work. Time and time again, incredible
results were attained. No one could explain why, because on a strictly
scientific level it really shouldn’t have worked. But it did, and often under
the most stringent experimental conditions possible, as Jim Marrs’ book
fictitious X-Files, the Psi Spies unit was effectively orphaned; a Cinderella
organisation toiling away in a little military shack. They repeatedly proved
their worth, and effectiveness, but they were never wholly accepted. Resistance
to acceptability came from the need to square their work with the accepted
scientific paradigm. Also, psychic functioning does not generally sit well with
religious orthodoxy (how would the Bush administration view this subject now, I
wonder?) So their very existence relied upon simple pragmatism. After all,
like it or not, Remote Viewing seems to work, and therefore has the potential to
be a most remarkable tool for spying.
chronicles the emergence of this psychic spying unit, and details the
methodologies they employed. It acts as a biography of many of the key players,
and their inter-meshed relationships and politics. It provides anecdotal
evidence for the operational usefulness of the unit, particularly in terms of
operational intelligence gathering. It also takes us far beyond the mundane, as
the Psi Spies explored distant worlds and times, and various fringe areas of
study (e.g. the Dinosaur Ghost of Scotland!). Quite a menu, I’m sure you’ll
Now a moment
for my perennial rants! ‘Psi Spies’ was written during the time that Remote
Viewing was first emerging into the public eye, back in the mid-nineties.
However, for a number of reasons, it was not published at that time, and this
current issue is an updated and expanded version of the original manuscript.
Regrettably, the intervening years have not seen the demise of the abundant
typos and grammatical errors in the published book, a matter which always annoys
me as a book reviewer. Where have all the editors gone these days? ‘Psi
Spies’ also suffers with that irritating modern American infection in
literature; the explanatory sub-title (in this case ‘The True Story of America’s
Psychic Warfare Program’). This is a totally unnecessary, and bulky affix to the
book’s title. Why???
got that out of my system…Now for a thought of my own from reading Jim’s book.
Remote Viewing seems to rely upon a displacement of the mind through time and
space. Or, perhaps, the receipt of information through the psychic ether,
across dimensions, like plugging the mind into the Collective Unconscious. It
seems as though all humans are capable of it. (If dogs could draw and write,
they would probably be very good at it too LOL).
computers which use artificial intelligence do RV? Could an A.I. computer
versed in virtual reality cruise the psychic superhighway? I wonder… You see, I
can’t for the life of me understand why the program stopped. The psychic spies
are mostly civilians now, and pursue parallel careers in the alternative
community, offering Remote Viewing training and other services. Were they
replaced by a more covert unit? There’s some evidence that they were. But
there may also be the possibility that their work was superceded by the use of
computers. Computers do not carry the human mental baggage which so often seems
to corrupt and distort the remote viewing process. I’ll leave that thought
hanging there, because I very much doubt that this ability is a human one alone,
but simply a mental one borne of intelligence, whether natural or artificial.
Artificially generated RV would surely be more pure than the human equivalent,
in terms of returned data. And consistent accuracy is, of course, the key.
Jim Marrs has
clearly done a lot of research and work to produce this book over more than a
decade, and I thoroughly recommend it.
© Book Review by Andy Lloyd
23rd October, 2007
Know - UFOs, the military and intelligence
By Timothy Good
Books (November 15, 2007)
8.2 x 5.5 x 1.4 inches
Timothy Good is an
authoritative researcher in the field of Ufology. He has been collating
reports, and authoring books on the subject, for as long as I can remember.
His crowning glory was 'Above Top Secret', a book which made significant
inroads into the mass consciousness regarding the UFO phenomenon and our
collective governments' reaction to it.
This latest book represents a
comprehensive overview of UFO sightings by trained observers. The majority of
these are military in origin, gleaned from first-hand accounts and official
records. The sightings are set out chronologically, giving the reader an
insight into how the military's reaction to UFOs has changed over the course of
some 75 years.
An unsettling pattern quickly
emerges. Time and again UFOs are observed as solid craft exhibiting an
unearthly ability to manoeuvre in our skies (and sometimes in our seas as
well). They are tracked on radar, and witnessed simultaneously by often large
groups of military men. Physical evidence is reported to have been collected.
Then, a short time afterwards, a debriefing occurs, conducted by operatives from
an intelligence agency, or a special branch of the armed services, and the
evidence is removed, never to be seen again. The witnesses are sworn to
silence, often threatened in the process. Official military logs of significant
UFO sightings are altered as if they never happened. Only explainable sightings
are paraded before the media, to give the sense to the public that there is
nothing mysterious about the UFO subject. A disinformation war is underway.
A second, perhaps more
unsettling pattern emerges through the book. UFOs are capable of destroying our
aircraft, and often do so. There appears to be a cold war going on between the
Earth's various military bodies and these visitors from who knows where.
Sometimes that cold war hots up, mostly as a result of aggressive actions by our
air forces, but sometimes initiated by the UFOs. It becomes clear that over
time our forces have been gradually overcoming the technology gap, and have
become more effective at repelling UFO infiltration into our skies. Our military
action (primarily executed by the all-powerful US) is driven by the need to
regain control of the skies, attain exotic technology through shooting down
UFOs, and simultaneously hoodwink the general public into believing that none of
this is even happening.
Which leads us to the third
unsettling aspect of this book. These tactics, in use for about 60 years,
have worked. If the US military has failed to regain control of our skies,
it has more than compensated for that through its control of the public's
perception of the UFO subject.
I think that 'Need to Know' is
one of the finest books ever written about UFOs. It is authoritative,
eloquently written, engaging and ultimately compelling in its content. Its
concentration on the interaction between UFOs and our military installations and
forces draws the reader to a matter of tremendous significance, perhaps going to
the heart of the whole subject. Countless servicemen have encountered UFOs, and
have been ordered to intercept them, or even shoot them down. Sometimes these
action have been calamitous, with loss of life on a surprisingly large scale.
Yet, the military authorities continue to order their servicemen into action
against a force whose capabilities are clearly well beyond our own. There is no
training, and thus no insight into the real level of threat to the frontline
forces facing this unknown and unquantifiable threat.
Prospective armed forces pilots
should read 'Need to Know'. They should make themselves aware of the dangers
they could potentially face when ordered to intercept UFOs. Tim Good documents
countless incidents where UFOs buzz aircraft, causing catastrophic
instrumentation failures. Some aircraft simply disappear, others lose power and
crash, causing significant loss of life. These incidents aren't just based on
hearsay and rumour, but are compiled from first-hand reports and backed up by
official documentation and records, where such material continues to exist.
I have often observed that the
general public has a higher regard for the individual servicemen of our armed
forces than their political masters. At times of war public dissent is
discouraged by the authorities by reminding us through the media that the morale
of our troops on the ground is at stake. This positive regard for our soldiers,
sailors and pilots is absolutely correct. Yet, when these same soldiers,
sailors and pilots report encounters and incidents with UFOs that attitude
reverses entirely. The media discredits the reports, and the military comes
down hard on the servicemen concerned (after carefully gleaning as much
information from the reports as possible). We, collectively, believe the
authorities over the individual servicemen. Why? In all other cases we would
side with the servicemen, and be cynical of our government's overtures.
Tim Good's book offers a
powerful argument for UFO reality, and presents its evidence in a clear and
compelling manner. Frankly, I don't see how any free-thinking person could read
this book and not be shocked by it.
© Book Review by Andy Lloyd
23rd September, 2006
Dark Star - The Planet X Evidence
by Andy Lloyd
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Timeless Voyager Press
(October 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8
I first encountered Andy Lloyd's writing on the Internet about four years ago,
when I was doing one of my periodic bouts of online research into possible
discoveries of a tenth planet, along with updates to related "Planet X" and
"binary companion" theories.
The Internet is a treasure trove of information, but sifting the plausible from
the far-fetched and the patently preposterous has proven to be a time consuming
endeavor over the years. This time was no different: it seemed that a group of
alarmists had predicted, based on ancient Sumerian/Babylonian legends as well as
a fairly recent book called "The Twelfth Planet", by Zecharia Sitchin, that a
large planet by the name of Nibiru was about to come hurtling out of the void,
on one of its once-every-3600-year rampages, and in 2003 it would cause all
sorts of death, dismemberment, disaster and chaos in the inner solar system. Of
course, the Government knew all this, but wanted to cover it up to prevent
Now, I enjoy good doomsday and conspiracy theories as much as the next guy, but
this one seemed a bit over the top. Given how it's now 2006 and the world hasn't
ended yet, I suppose my healthy dose of skepticism was in good order.
One web site stood out as remarkably different: Andy Lloyd's "Dark Star". He
took a much more sober analysis of available astronomical data, and asked this
set of questions: What if the Sun actually has a hidden binary companion? How
would we be able to deduce the fact? What would it look like? How could it have
escaped detection by our increasingly sophisticated telescopes? Being so far
away from the Sun, and thus in a very cold region of space, could it host a
civilization of extraterrestrials known by the ancient Sumerians as the Anunnaki,
who supposedly long ago visited Earth?
Eventually, Andy assembled the gist of his online articles and essays and
published it in the book "Dark Star: The Planet X Evidence". It consists of
fifteen chapters on topics like the following:
- What is the solar system's "habitation zone", and how far does it extend?
- What did the Ancients have to say about this mysterious planet/deity Nibiru?
- What is a "brown dwarf", and could Nibiru be one? Or is Nibiru perhaps a
planet/moon in orbit around a "brown dwarf", the Dark Star, sometimes known as
Marduk? Could the Anunnaki Homeworld be yet another planet in this system?
- Could the Dark Star have played an important role in the formation of Earth?
Could it have caused the primordial Earth to migrate from another part of the
solar system, such as the Asteroid Belt?
- What could cause some of the anomalies in the orbits of the outermost planets
and/or Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt Objects such as Pluto, Sedna and the newly
discovered "tenth planet", 2003 UB313 (popularly nicknamed "Xena")?
- Where might the Dark Star be, if it existed?
- What could be behind the precession of the Earth's equinoxes, as well as
long-term cyclical changes in Earth's climate, such as the Ice Epochs?
- Could it be that the Dark Star has already been discovered, but just not
recognized for what it is?
- What about some of the conspiracy theories about government cover-ups? Is
there a valid reason why scientists might decide to "sit on" such a major
discovery for a few years, without announcing it?
Although in a few places Andy repeats himself more than I'd care for, all in all
I'd judge his book to be quite well written and informative, in simple language
that a layperson like me can understand. There is an abundance of helpful
diagrams as well as reference lists, at the end of each chapter, for further
research. In fact, I enjoyed the book enough to read it twice, the second time
taking detailed notes covering eight pages of notepaper.
It's important to note that Andy, like me, is not a professional astronomer: he
merely has a very deep interest in astronomy and, I think, quite a broad
knowledge of it. Thanks to the wonders of modern instant communication (e-mail),
Andy has an extensive list of professional contacts, some of whom he quotes or
even interviews in his book. I know enough to be able to catch glaringly obvious
errors in poorly researched articles on astronomy; I noticed nothing of that
sort in Andy's book. For errors of a more subtle variety, professionals will
have to point them out.
I've been told that for something to be deemed "scientific", it ought to be able
to explain observed phenomena, and yield testable predictions. Here, then, are
some of the predictions either made or implied by "Dark Star":
- If the Earth formed in the Asteroid Belt, isotopic analysis of ices and other
materials found on asteroids might be expected to match those found on Earth,
but not other planets or moons. Do they?
- If the Dark Star and/or Nibiru exist, where Andy's book predicts or elsewhere,
sooner or later it's going to turn up in someone's telescope sights.
- Once the Dark Star's orbit has been calculated, and its mass firmly
determined, it should be possible to predict how it might affect the orbits of
Earth and the other planets over long periods of time.
- If these Anunnaki extraterrestrials exist, or did at one time, it should be
possible to eventually send a space probe to their homeworld and look for them,
or for ruins of their civilization. Or, of course, they might show up here and
say "Take me to your leader".
In summary, if you want a good overview of Planet X theories plus some
tantalizing evidence that the Sun may have a hidden binary companion, this book
would be a good place to start. I would also recommend visiting Andy's web site
as a useful clearinghouse for new discoveries bearing on his theories.
This review was written by Robert Shepherd Jr. - a customer who bought the book
- Ghostly Locales from Around
Hardcover: 359 pages
Publisher: Chartwell Books
(February 28, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.4
This is the first book about
ghosts we've been asked to review. It is a compilation of short reports on
various reputedly haunted locations across the world. Well, in fact there's a
strong bias towards reports from the USA, where the majority of the contributing
researchers, and indeed the book's editor, live. In a way, the demographics of
the book reflect those of the Internet as a whole, which is unsurprising given
the book's link with the highly successful
The book makes for an
interesting read, ironically made all the more intriguing for the European
reader by this American bias. All haunted places have a history to discover,
often giving a sense of context to an encounter, and sometimes providing an
explanation for a particular manifestation. Because the post-Columbus history
of the United States is uncommonly short, the available historical context
surrounding any given location is much more limited than elsewhere in the Old
World. Yet, reading this book one could be forgiven for wondering whether
ghosts are as common in the States as elsewhere: which is a sobering thought.
Many of the haunted locations
cited by the book's researchers are associated with the American Civil War, and
the book actually provides a pretty good historical overview of that conflict,
albeit in jigsaw form. The various tales of woe attributable to that war are
instructive and even poignant. I've learned a lot about American history from
the pages of this book, which is a tribute to the knowledge and learning of its
various contributors. They have done an excellent job of tying up diverse
strands of research when investigating individual haunted places. This work has
then been thoughtfully assembled and presented by Jeff Belanger, in the end
providing us with a good source book, and an entertaining read.
I should once again draw
attention to the geographical imbalance of the book, however. The book
certainly does not claim to be exhaustive (how could it?), but the 'Rest of the
World' is rather confined to the last quarter of the book. I think it would
have been better to concentrate entirely on the North American continent. This
would have made the book more useful to a traveller in the USA and Canada
seeking out these various locations who, I suspect, would be unlikely to venture
beyond North American shores (the majority of Americans don't possess, or
desire, a passport). Also, the book makes the mistake of including haunted
locations in the Republic of Ireland (Malahide Castle and Saint Catherine's
Abbey) within the chapter headed 'United Kingdom'. Whoops. I can sense the
republican ghosts of Eire turning in their graves...But, most of all, if the
book concentrated solely on North America it would not give the sense of the
U.S. being the ghost capital of the world, which it most certainly isn't!
That said, there is a lot of
merit in this book, and I would recommend it. The research is well-written up;
not going into laborious detail, and thoughtfully lightened up in such a way as
to capture the imagination of the casual reader. It highlights the diligence of
many small research groups spread across the world, and shows us the breadth of
expertise contained within the paranormal community as a whole. It is to the
credit of Jeff Belanger that he has selflessly provided the opportunity for so
many ghost-hunters to get their reports in print, alongside more celebrated
colleagues. The book also travels off-road, visiting some pretty bizarre
locations, like run-down diners and obscure cemeteries in the middle of
nowhere. In Britain, ghost stories are often associated with pubs, castles and
old manor houses. To read of haunted creeks is really pretty novel. It seems
that the relative short history of the USA does not prevent this great country
having its fair share of ghosts. If you buy this book you'll know just where to
Lost Book of Enki: Memoirs and Prophecies of an Extraterrestrial God
By Zecharia Sitchin
Publisher: Bear & Company; 2 edition
(August 16, 2004)
Paperback: 336 pages
Product Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
Zecharia Sitchin has written 6
books as part of his ‘Earth Chronicles’ series detailing his theories about
humanity’s origins and the hidden planet ‘Nibiru’, plus several complimentary
tomes. His theories are based upon his scholarly study of ancient Sumerian and
Akkadian tablets, and the remarkably frank accounts therein of the ancient gods,
or Anunnaki. According to Sitchin, the ancient accounts testify to an
underlying reality that challenges our established notions of our origins to the
core. His scholarly contribution to the so-called ‘ancient astronaut’ mode of
thought is unparalleled.
This latest book ‘The Lost
Book of Enki’ compliments the ‘Earth Chronicles’, but it bears little
resemblance to his other alternative science books. Within its pages Sitchin
gives us his complete vision of our past. ‘The Lost Book of Enki’ is a work of
literature, written in the style of an Akkadian epic poem, and provides us with
Sitchin’s version of the original ‘sourcebook’ for the Mesopotamian/Egyptian
He has set the book out in the
form of 14 tablets, written out by the master Akkadian scribe Endubsar. In the
text, Endubsar claims that the tablets were dictated to him by the god Enki
himself. The impression is given that the reader has in front of him actual
historical material, and it’s easy to see why many readers have taken this book
at face value. But this book is in reality an historical novel, incorporating
The first thing one notices
upon picking up this hardback book is that Sitchin has a different publisher.
Perhaps Avon will print 'The Lost Book of Enki' in paperback, perhaps not. This
book breaks an awful lot of unwritten rules in alternative science, by
amalgamating scholarly research with fiction. Potentially this is a dangerous
book for Sitchin, because it opens him up to charges of making the whole thing
up, simply because he has started to fill in the mythological gaps with his own
account. Worse still, it is by no means clear what parts of the book have been
directly derived from the ancient texts, and which have been essentially dreamt
up by Sitchin.
For his part, he openly offers
this book as a possible blueprint for the original source-book upon which
all Mesopotamian mythology was once based. It stands as a literary work, rather
than a theoretical study. He has brought together many stories, from epics and
fragments alike, and made a cohesive whole from them based upon his theory about
extra-terrestrial gods. The sheer scale of his vision is breathtaking. Perhaps
Sitchin felt that he needed to give this vision an appropriate form in one book,
his Magnum Opus. But I suspect he is taking a big risk, and I don’t think it’s
going to pay off. His regular readers will already be familiar with 90% of the
material in the book, and newcomers won’t know what to make of it…it contains no
word of explanation for the Sitchin novice.
The other problem is the
writing style Sitchin uses. It is written in the style of ancient Mesopotamian
prose, giving one the feeling that this is the real thing; lost epics that
explain everything. Like I said, this is a dangerous game Sitchin is playing by
moving from a science-based approach to a literary one. I remember struggling
with Latin at school, with its subject-object-verb format and lack of definite
articles. This ancient prose of Sitchin’s isn’t quite so daunting, but the
format takes a bit of getting used to. Occasionally, a modern word will creep
in to the text (like ‘diaper’ for instance, which is American, and hardly
‘ancient’), reminding the reader that this is a semi-fictional work after all.
There has been much
speculation that Zecharia Sitchin believes that Nibiru is set to return in the
near future. ‘The Lost Book of Enki’ quashes this rumour once and for all.
Nibiru appears at the beginning of the Nippur calendar in the book, which he has
previously denoted as 3760BC, and is celebrated by the Anunnaki as the Nibiruan
New Year. According to Sitchin’s timeline, then, Nibiru would have again
appeared in 160BC, and is due to appear next in 3440AD, or so.
Unfortunately, the chronology
of ‘The Lost Book of Enki’ ends with the destruction of the Akkadian society by
the unleashing of Anunnaki weapons of mass destruction (an event recently linked
to a meteor impact in Iraq around 2300BC [The Sunday Telegraph
4/11/01]). It does not seek to explain Nibiru’s subsequent historical
appearance. Even so, Sitchin appears unequivocal…Nibiru will not be returning
during any of our lifetimes.
Another new detail of interest is the
appearance of Nibiru in the constellation of Leo during the perihelion transit
that brought about the Flood (described in some detail in this new book). If
this is what he meant (and he could possibly have alluded to the Age of Leo),
I’m gratified that The Lion is now included on the list of constellations that
Nibiru can be visibly seen against during perihelion. The adjacent
constellation of Cancer appears to be the first point when Nibiru crosses the
ecliptic (Taurus marks the second), and a parallax effect could easily place
Nibiru in Leo as it first brightens from the void. I have found fascinating
evidence from around the time of Christ that Nibiru indeed appeared in Leo (see
Other aspects of this book
indicate to me that Sitchin does not really have a proper understanding of
planetary science, which is worrying. For instance, his portrayal of the
'seasons' of Nibiru, with respect to its relative proximity to the Sun, fall way
short of the mark. Nibiru's closest approach to the Sun is too short, and too
distant to have any seasonal impact at all...if Nibiru is simply a terrestrial
planet following a long-period comet path, that is. For 99.9% of its orbit
Nibiru would be absolutely frozen solid, down to the most volatile of its
atmospheric gases. Sitchin seems to reject my notion of a sub-brown dwarf and
warmed moons, which is a pity.
Sitchin concentrates mostly on
the mythology of the Anunnaki, and the complex relationships between them, and
us. His account of the artificial creation of humans is excellent in this book,
giving a much more dramatic treatment of this subject than before. His writing
reflects the incredible complexity of the ancient Mesopotamian myths, and
underlines how facile it is to seek to explain them simply in terms of weather
gods and the like. He also rethinks the nature of the 'Igigi', and creates a
new scenario for the Face on Mars.
Would I recommend this book?
Not as readily as some of his others that seek to apply more rigorous analysis
to actual ancient texts. ‘The Lost Book of Enki’ is written as though it was a
classic, but it is unlikely to become one. But if you enjoy reading Homer, or
the Epic of Gilgamesh, this book may well appeal to you.
© Book Review by Andy Lloyd
28th April, 2005
Things They Don’t Tell Us
By Reg Presley
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Metro Books; New Ed edition (March 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.0 x 7.5 inches
‘Cosmic Conspiracies’ attended a lecture by Reg Presley a couple of years ago,
at a conference organised by our good friends Tom and Kerry Blower. At that
point I’d heard of Reg Presley as the rock star who was into UFOs. His lecture
was certainly not what I expected. It was, in short, brilliant. It was witty,
thought-provoking, eccentric and, above all, full of the kind of home truths
that others lesser mortals fear to mutter. I was mightily impressed, not least
by the way the audience responded to Reg. I think it helps that he is political
and anti-establishment; his Rock ‘n’ Roll days are clearly in his blood.
I was concerned that Reg’s book would not live up to that ‘live’ performance;
that he would inevitably sell out when delivering the written word of Truth.
I should not have doubted him. This book is every bit as good as his talk.
Like Billy Connelly after a few pints, it rambles around, pulling out anecdotes
and shooting form the hip at will, then somehow returns to the theme of the book
before the reader becomes too mesmerised. Its erratic delivery kept on making
me want to turn the next page to see what wild things Reg was going to come up
with next. I was impressed by the material about monatomic gold, a subject
that, as an ex-research chemist, I had been pretty sceptical about before.
Above all I loved the way Reg delivered the numerous paranormal accounts in
‘Wild Things’; he is a born story-teller. And I think I can predict that 2004
will be a big year for Reg (he’ll know what I mean).
I suspect that the uninitiated member of the public who decides to dip into a
little Ufology by reading good old Reg Presley’s book is going to find a lot of
this stuff a little hard to take. They may just feel a little overwhelmed by
the bomb-blast effect on their cosy paradigm.
'Wild Things' is like the Niagara Falls of paranormal story-telling: sweeping
through UFOs, Crop Circles, alchemy, politics and religion, often in a highly
controversial manner. This allows Reg to maintain a great pace, and I found
myself not wanting to put the book down.
The informed reader is going to find plenty of new stories and insights,
although they may recognise one or two faux pas along the way.
But here’s the thing: It doesn’t matter! Because the work is a charismatic and
political one, challenging the orthodox mindset to question itself and repent of
its sin of mental sloth. After all, other authors have written technically
accurate and scientific works that have sadly moved us no further on.
By contrast, in the War of Hearts and Minds, this book kicks butt.
is best known as lead singer/song-writer with the band 'The Troggs'. He has
been a UFO and Crop Circle researcher for 13 years, and we were lucky enough to
arrange for Reg to give Cosmic Conspiracy fans a lecture in our hometown of
Gloucester in the Summer of 2003, talking about the book and other 'wild
things'. His passion for the subject shows through in the book, and his candid
presentation at the City Museum in Gloucester left no one in any doubt about his
commitment to finding the Truth.
The talk took place on one of
the hottest days Britain has ever experienced, yet people travelled from far and
wide to hear Reg give his lecture. Remarkably, one chap from Botswana was
there, although he didn't travel to the UK just for this event, of course! The
people who had braved the hot conditions were rewarded with 2 hours of
fascinating anecdotes, stories, inside information and opinion. Reg covered a
great deal of ground, from alchemy and monatomic gold, to UFOs and religion.
His speaking style is not unlike Billy Connelly, heading off at tangents and
then circling round to where he left off.
There was much food for thought, and some sublime insights...Free energy, brow
ridges, the age-old tactics of the Church, the 3-day week, and the real Ray
Santilli behind that Alien Autopsy footage. Great stuff. But perhaps the best
part was Reg's endearing personality. He is a most likeable chap, yet displays
cutting and sometimes acidic wit. He may come across as a cynic sometimes, but
his passion for the truth, and his belief that what knowledge we have lost may
one day be returned to us, shine through.
© Andy Lloyd 28th
The Otherness : A
By Tim Watts
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (November
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4
This is a book written by a British man who has
seemingly experienced alien abduction over the course of much of his life. His
account of his experiences is a direct one full of detail. The life of Tim
Watts has clearly been strongly influenced by his adult awakening to the reality
of his childhood experiences. He describes his frequent attendance at a ‘secret
night school’ as a child. The memories of the events that took place have
surfaced over time, in a more or less random way, and this succession of new
memories had had its effect upon Mr Watts psychologically.
This book is not a polished work of art. It
contains a great deal of emotionally charged self-reflection and shows much
inner conflict. It is this pure rendition that hints at the truth behind his
account; the man is evidently struggling to come to terms with the whole
business of his alien interaction, and at times it is too much for him. We hear
of fluctuations in his mental health, spanning energetic periods of creative
drive through to bouts of depression.
This rings true as being a more or less ‘normal’ reaction to the kind of
realisation that Tim Watts faces, as his understanding of his early life
unravels revealing a reality that he calls “The Otherness”.
He describes “The Otherness” as “a landscape of
strangeness that I had been plunged into since childhood, one that had alien
characteristics and proved to be not just an otherness of reality but of my
consciousness”. The otherworldly encounters with this strangeness continued
into adult life for a time, culminating in a bizarre ceremony with other
abductees that seemed to draw a final line under their collective experiences.
From that point onwards, Tim, and presumably others like him, is left to
continue on with his life, perhaps to make some kind of sense of it all.
This book is a useful insight into the mind of a
person who has been strongly affected by their alien abduction experience,
whatever reality that might actually take. It contrasts with the sometimes
airbrushed style of many abduction accounts brought to public prominence by
well-known researchers. However, what it gains in establishing a direct insight
into the experiences and resultant maelstrom, it loses in terms of readability.
As a book it is certainly worth persevering with, because it contains many
wonderful encounters that deserve an attentive audience. But I personally think
that the help of a professional writer, or at least an editor, would have
enhanced the book’s impact rather than lessened it. Tim Watts begs to differ:
"The story I told was an intangible one,
immensely difficult to chronicle and told from my own essential perception which
was of course subjective - "A Personal Interaction." Had I used the services
of an editor or a "professional writer" they would have watered down the
essential insight I had and turned it into just another textbook on the
subject. The Otherness isn't about a professional's theory - it's about pure
I suspect that other readers who have
themselves experienced “The Otherness” will recognise some of the impact of the
paranormal side of their lives in the writing of Tim Watts itself. As he says:
“My aim is to strike a chord with the small minority
that this has happened to and to establish with them that these things are
real.” It is perhaps a little harsh to demand a
polished text under the circumstances.
Tim Watts reflects a great deal upon his life to
date, the experiences that have wreaked so much havoc upon it, and his slow
transition towards opening up his account to the world for close scrutiny. That
makes it a highly personal account that the reader is invited to ponder over
from their own perspective. No great theory or explanation is offered. Rather,
Tim Watts hopes that his book will bring ideas his way that might help him to
explain what has been happening to him. One such suggestion might well be the
concept of ‘screen memories’: The academic work of the late Dr John Mack would
surely be of immediate interest to him.
Book review by Andy Lloyd, 10th
By Simon Ralli Robinson
Paperback: 193 pages
Publisher: Inner Sanctum Publications (March 20, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
If you're thinking this sounds
like a bit of a whacky book, you'd be right. This is the debut novel by Simon
Simon is quite political, and writes about various conspiracy theories allegedly
lying at the heart of Government. He has recently won the endorsement of David
Shayler, the ex-intelligence operative, who publicly revealed the British plot
to assassinate General Qadafi of Libya some years ago.
That said, "The Yogi Footballer" is not quite the book one might have expected
from the pen of Simon Ralli Robinson. It is an enjoyable fictional romp about a
fabulous young footballer, named Ben, whose brilliance on the pitch is enhanced
by his almost supernatural yogic powers. Robinson's style of writing here is
easy-going and informal. He tends to glorify the 'perfect game', and writes as
though from the perspective of an ardent fan of the sport. For the first
two-thirds of the book this point of view dominates, allowing a similarly-minded
reader to enjoy the basic story of Ben's rags-to-riches journey.
The main character is a Nepalese boy, who is adopted by a British couple
travelling to the area around Varanasi, in India. The boy is clearly gifted
from a young age, having a wise head atop young shoulders. His sporting talent
seems to know no bounds, but he simultaneously follows an unusual parallel
journey of self-knowledge.
The final third of the book takes a number of rather incredulous turns. Ben
becomes a messianic figure on the world stage, after 'wowing' football fans the
world over with his remarkable agility and talent. He is sort of a cross
between Eric Cantona and Jesus Christ! He uses his fame to promote
transcendental ideals, and eventually his powers are called upon in a battle
against evil. This is where Robinson's nose for conspiracy comes in, as he
weaves a dark web of Establishment power and corruption. In Dan Brown fashion,
he mixes fiction with controversial factual material. One is left with the
sense that the book's informal style and glamorous storyline is a bait: the
football story becomes merely a vehicle to entice the unsuspecting reader to
consider more challenging material.
I think that this is quite a good approach for the author to take. However,
where I think he falls down is his very informal writing style. It detracts
from the story, even though it allows the pace of the narrative to be well
maintained throughout. The style becomes more formal in the 'Author's Notes'
section at the back, which I found eminently more readable. It makes me think
that Simon Ralli Robinson's ability to write has greater potential than the main
text of 'The Yogi Footballer' suggests. His ideas are imaginative enough for
further novels, for sure, he just needs to tidy up his prose.
'The Yogi Footballer' also needs serious editing. For instance, one would have
to search a long time before ever finding a "tomb" in a library. But, in
general, the role of an editor in the production of a book is going the way of
the dodo across the publishing industry. More and more respected publishers are
leaving it to the authors to polish up their own books, rather than bringing in
the services of a professional proof-reader. Typos will become more prevalent
in literature over time, perhaps inevitably reflecting our more informal texting-friendly
culture. It is not just self-published books that have this problem these days.
Anyway, I would recommend this book to football fans who like travel and
fantastic conspiracy theories. In particular, fans of Southampton F.C. get to
read about Glory-days for the Saints. Like I said, it's pretty whacky stuff...
Book review by Andy Lloyd, 16th April 2005
Elves and Aliens
by John Francis Callaghan
2004, Cabasa90, £16
Unexpectedly, this is a book of poetry. Well, a mixture of poetry and symbolic
art. Each page offers a poem accompanied by illustrations of a challenging,
profane, and often highly erotic nature. Much of the poetry is
anti-Establishment, and centres upon the loss of personal faith and subsequent
journey deep into the dark side of alternative science. Gentle readers should
be prepared to be very, very shocked by this book; the imagery employed explores
several perversions and depravities, often with a iconic religious theme.
The front cover of John Francis Callaghan's book shows an ancient Mesopotamian
artefact depicting the Sumerian trinity of Sun, Moon and Nibiru, various
constellations, and partly encircled by the Cosmic Serpent. This juxtaposition
of religious and sexual imagery seems to be a running theme throughout the book,
enhanced further by various plays on words in the poems themselves.
Personally, I found the bizarre layout of the poems and the wild, wild
illustrations more interesting than the poems themselves. But that might be
because poetry itself isn't really my bag. Symbolism, however, is, and this
book is loaded to the hilt with it. The author explores the theme of inhibited
sexual desires fully in his illustrations. He also loads the pages with
religious iconography; orthodoxy mixed with blatant sexual themes; heretical,
alternative imagery jumbled together into a Gnostic collage. He also attacks
the mediocrity of modern society; the banal and superficial nature of
consumerism. This poet seems engaged in a deeper struggle, with emotions and
desires, mythical archetypes and hidden knowledge.
For fans of the Dark Star Theory, there are numerous Winged Discs set on one
page alongside a poem entitled 'Where's my Mummy' (!). Emerging from the classic
Winged Discs (one or two of which must have come from this site) we discover an
evolution towards Nazi, Austro-Hungarian and American Eagles as symbols of
all-conquering power. There's a thought...
Then there's the Nibiru/Planet X page, entitled 'No Boundaries', and formatted
in quasi-Cuneiform text, opposite a rather scary looking naked priestess! I'll
reproduce the first couple of verses of this poem to give you a flavour of the
poetry, the format of which can be a little repetitive:
Languages from the past
Spring from thought this day last
Sophistication before time
Something lost inna rhyme.
Cuneiform tablets clay
My true thoughts gone astray
Translate this in the now
Only guess why and how.
(From 'No Boundaries' by John Francis Callaghan, 2004)
I find myself recommending 'Carrots, Elves and Aliens' to open-minded,
inquisitive folk with a reckless interest in heresies...and religious porn.
(I'm reminded of the infamous Bishop of Bath and Wells in 'Black Adder'). The
catch is that the book is quite pricey, at £16 (which is said to include
worldwide delivery when bought through the book's website) and is probably not
readily available in bookshops, with the possible exception of Ottakars and
several small specialist book outlets. Best to visit the web-site for more
Book review by Andy Lloyd, 28th April 2005
to Oblivion: The Definitive Alien Abduction
By D. J. Haskell
Paperback: 396 pages
Publisher: Trafford (February 5, 2005)
Although this is sub-titled
as ‘The Definitive Alien Abduction’, it is actually quite difficult to define
what category of book this lies within. The Author provides us with an account
of him meeting a man, who he calls the Stranger, who provides him with a large
bundle of manuscripts in a pub. The Stranger makes the Author promise to write
this up as a book and publish it, which the latter agrees to in his drunken
state. Perhaps this is a trick would-be authors could themselves try with
This then brings us to the main text of the book, which is a rendition of the
Stranger’s manuscripts, bolstered by a lot of reference material from various
scientific and historical texts. The Stranger writes his account as a confused
abductee who is taught by human-like aliens in their spaceship. The sessions
have a dream-like quality about them and are certainly bizarre. The aliens have
a rather pedagogical approach to teaching. The whole thing has the feel of one
of those educational TV programmes aimed at secondary school kids; the material
being taught is rather dry and complex, so needs a wild context to grab the
attention of the audience. In this case an alien teacher.
But this book is not aimed at children. Its target audience is presumably
adult. So, whilst the pedagogical format of the main body of the text seems
somehow inappropriate, the information being imparted should prove quite
interesting to many grown-ups. Certainly more interesting than you’d get in a
typical school lesson, that’s for sure! I found that the complexity of the
various levels of interaction D. J. Haskell has provided in this book tend to
get in the way of the message he’s trying to get across. The alien abduction
scenario seems to be a rather artificial vehicle to convey his popular science
and alternative teachings. “Countdown to Oblivion” is actually one of those “A
Brief History of Everything…” books, with a heavily alternative slant. I would
have preferred the information presented in a more straightforward way, to
reflect that. In all honesty, the abduction scenario painted comes across as
rather unconvincing. Others may differ in their assessment, of course.
That said, there’s plenty of entertaining source material in the book, and the
author is reasonably well-read, judging from his bibliography. “Countdown to
Oblivion” also includes eight appendices, which are generally
physics-orientated. The philosophy of the cosmology discussed in the text is
also quite up-to-date, reflecting the Multiverse and intelligent creation
theories in particular.
Sir Martin Rees presented similar material in his recent television programmes
about the Cosmos. The difference between Sir Martin Rees and our alien tutor on
board his classroom spaceship is that the Astronomer Royal didn’t keep saying
“Look, this stuff is too complicated for you, Earth-worm, so just accept what
I’m trying to tell you and shut up, okay?” Thinking about it, though, maybe
that’s what Sir Martin’s undergraduate seminars at Cambridge Uni are like,
Anyway, D. J. Haskell fills out those annoying alien assumptions of Earthly
ignorance with his system of well-researched appendices. His book is filled
with interesting titbits of knowledge, many of which I had never heard of. He
also presents some new ideas that are clearly his own pet theories. For that,
this book is worth delving into.
Andy Lloyd, 25th April 2005
Space Travelers and
the Genesis of the Human Form
By Joan d’Arc
Publisher: The Book Tree, P.O. Box 724, Escondido, Ca
Paperback - 206 pages
book looks at anthropomorphic artefacts on Mars and the Moon which are evidence
that we are not alone, even in our own solar system. In addition, Darwinian
evolution is shown to be a highly touted philosophy, not an empirical science,
of Western materialism, which cannot be used to argue that mankind is alone in
the Universe. Humans did not accidently climb out of the pond scum of our local
habitat. Indeed Earth may be a controlled DNA repository for the ongoing
creation and dissemination of life forms, including the human form.
looks at ancient myths which describe the human form as common in the universe,
rather than being a local, Earth-based, one of a kind anomaly. In essence, Darwianian evolution serves to keep us unaware of our true ancestry from the
"sky" rather than from the "water." This book shows the reader how we have been
hoodwinked by materialist philosophies, paraded as science, into believing we
exist in an isolated consciousness in an isolated oasis, closed off from the
larger family of man.
is a fascinating excursion into the arguments surrounding our origins.
d’Arc has a background in anthropology, and is the co-founder and co-editor of
the conspiracy magazine “Paranoia”. That background tends to set the
tempo, in that d’Arc deals with the conventional scientific paradigm in a
critical and questioning manner, coming to some quite awe-inspiring
book initially sets out to falsify various arguments, forwarded by scholars,
that the presence of extra-terrestrial intelligence in the rest of the Cosmos is
impossible. This isn’t a particularly difficult task in itself, because
the possibilities are unknown, and the arguments of these scholars are really
just speculative. Having adequately dealt with these Earth-centric
arguments, d’Arc discusses Von Neuman probes, particularly in light of solar
system anomalies. She offers an excellent overview of the evidence for ET
visitation/inhabitation of our cosmic backyard, digging up quite obscure
main tenet of d’Arc’s thesis is that Mankind’s appearance on the Earth is not by
chance. She provides a substantive argument against the blind acceptance
of the theory of evolution, particularly by natural selection, and offers
alternatives in a fair and open-handed way. It is a delight to read her
anthropological arguments, as well as her strong grasp of the philosophy of
then turns to the modern conspiratorial alternatives. To my mind, I can
recognize the need to question Darwinism, but I have trouble with some of the
alternative ‘New Age’ explanations for life in the galaxy, and the next section
of the book is insufficiently grounded in my opinion. If scientists are
open to attack, then so are the like of Icke and Hoagland, whose extrapolations
are sometimes exponential. Various conspiratorial theories are dealt with
by d’Arc, with almost journalistic objectivity. In that sense, this
section of the book is highly informative, and would certainly appeal to people
who believe in conspiracies.
next section deals with the theory of evolution head-on. d’Arc runs
through a plethora of books and articles, many of them bang up to date,
regarding Darwinism, pro and con. She plants the seeds of doubt about a
theory that most people accept without thinking, and asks the question: If not
Darwinism, then what? This leads to the final chapter, where the book
really shines. d’Arc reviews research that paints a completely different
picture, about our origins, to the one taught in textbooks and shown in
museums. Enough ‘anomalous’ evidence is presented to indicate that we have
all been duped.
Mankind, in the modern sense, appears to be much older than taught
by anthropologists, and other 'missing link' type hominids appear to have lived
alongside Mankind for the vast majority of his time on Earth. Man’s
prehistory includes survival of catastrophes, after which the world appears to
have been ‘re-seeded’, either in a physical, interventionist sense, or in a
rather more subtle, spiritual way. Perhaps most surprising for me is
d’Arc’s discussion of the research of the orthodontist Jack Cuozzo into
Neanderthal Man. I won’t spoil this section for the potential reader,
suffice it to say that his conclusions are remarkable indeed, and in a bizarre
sense strike a chord. Our own life-spans are seen in a different
is clearly strongly influenced by the writers Velikovsky and Sitchin. The
alternatives about Man’s origins offered to the ever-more questioning reader
lean on their work, but she recognizes the limitations of their theories, and
doesn’t hesitate to highlight the problems. In this way, she remains
scientific in an objective sense, presenting the overall picture as it seems to
appear, rather than as it should appear. There is much anger in her book,
particularly at the cultural scientific norm we take for granted, but there is
also much honesty.
‘Space Travelers’ offers the reader a wealth of information, from
anomalous evidence to complex theories to philosophy. It is not light
reading, by any stretch, but it wouldn’t be doing the various subjects she deals
with justice if it were. As an addition to the library of any alternative
science reader, I would thoroughly recommend it.
Incident at Fort Benning
by John Vasquez with Bruce Stephen Holms
Voyager Press PO Box
175 pages 1st edition
(May 15, 2000)
September 1977, during the Joint Attack Weapons Systems Test (JAWS) at Fort
Benning Georgia, the entire base witnessed a UFO invasion. As many as 1300
troops were involved in the event. Most were left with severe psychological
trauma and "missing time" gaps. John Vasquez was courageous enough to undergo
counseling, regression therapy, and hypnosis. After 15 years of personal
research, John and co-author, Bruce Stephen Holms present the story along with
plenty of government documentation.
Readers are asked to enter this experience
with an open mind. After reviewing the official documents and scrutinizing the
appendix make up your own mind regarding the Incident At Fort Benning. It has often been
asserted by UFO abductees that one of the problems with Ufology is that the
experiencers often play second fiddle to the investigators. This book
breaks that mould. John Vasquez has come forward with a startling account of an
incident that occurred during his training in the US Infantry in September
1977. He has investigated the incident during the subsequent years, and
then approached a media acquaintance, a host of Timeless Voyager Television,
Bruce Stephen Holms, to help him to write up the account as a book. The
result is a ‘no-frills’ description, and documentary verification, of an
intriguing UFO incident that took place over several days at Fort Benning in
During a parade at the
camp, the battalion that Vasquez had just joined was subject to a UFO encounter
that sent the parade ground into a state of anarchy. The men present were
affected physiologically and psychologically, and Vasquez even reports
telepathic contact by the intelligence behind the strange lights, that had
wreaked such havoc. An account of a mass-abduction follows, ending in a
return to ‘normality’ at the camp. Almost.
In the days that
followed, Vasquez describes a military training exercise that enters the
'Twilight Zone'. He and his fellow men were abandoned in the field by
their superior officers, and were treated as a renegade unit. As such,
they were ‘hunted down’ by a regiment of Green Berets, and had to draw deeply
upon their own strengths to prevail. Capturing a consignment of live
ammunition, the stakes of this strange war-game grew higher, with the ‘renegade’
unit appearing to mutiny in the field. Throughout the ‘exercise’, the men,
Vasquez included, seemed to be able to call upon superhuman and supernatural
resources to aid their travails. Often, they overcame odds stacked against
them, without experienced leadership or military know-how. It seemed that
they had moved up to a different level of awareness and ability as a result of
the UFO encounter at Fort Benning.
The bizarre exercise
culminated in a battle with a UFO, and an encounter with an unknown
entity. Vasquez relates a number of very weird incidents throughout;
including altered states of awareness, paranormal phenomena, encounters with
unknown creatures, and deliberate ‘setting-up’ of challenging situations by the
military forces. This appears to have been a co-ordinated test of some
kind by the military, although Vasquez does not rule out the possibility of a
direct contact situation with an alien presence, itself superior as a
Parallels are bound to be
drawn with the Rendlesham Forest incident in Suffolk, England, where a
contingent of US Airforce personnel were subject to a UFO incident that
continues to defy explanation. It also reminds me of an account several
years ago, of a British soldier who spoke of a UFO incident that had occurred
during a training exercise on Salisbury Plain. It seems that the best way
to get close to the UFO phenomenon is to join the army!
Joking aside, ‘Incident
at Fort Benning’ offers the UFO community a substantial opportunity. Here
we have an account of an incident that affected hundreds of men, who were later
subject to methodical memory erasure by the military. If this account
could be substantiated by just one other witness, this would become a very
important case. As it stands, even with the documentation that Vasquez has
accumulated and submitted for our perusal in the book, this remains the
eye-witness account of an individual. As such, it joins the thousands of
other UFO accounts that offer us tremendous insight into the phenomenon, but
fall short of absolute proof of anything.
That Vasquez has chosen
to pursue the investigation of the incident himself, and not team up with a UFO
researcher, is a double-edged sword. There is earnest feel to the book
that sidelines the normal accompanying analysis of an established investigator,
and gives the reader the feeling that he/she is the first to hear the
account. It’s almost like the witness has sought the reader out to tell
his story, and this allows one to empathise with Vasquez in a way that other UFO
texts do not. On the down-side, the book is short on debate. The 15
years of efforts that Vasquez goes through, to investigate exactly what went on
at Fort Benning in September 1977, are summarised in a few pages, with
tantalising hints of corroboration and intelligence counter-measures. More
could have been made of the paper-chase besides the block of documents
But that is not the focus
of the book, and for producing a straight-forward account of a remarkable
incident, Vasquez and Holms cannot be faulted. As is noted on the
back-cover, we must make up our own minds as to what really happened during the
‘Incident at Fort Benning’…
The Alaska Incident
by Willis T. Bird
Paperback: 195 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (August 16, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
‘The Alaska Incident’ is
described as a sci-fi novel on its back cover, although the science part of the
fiction is limited to the strange goings-on reported in Alaska, regarding the
HAARP array experiments. The author has worked these reports into a
fictional worst-case scenario about how covert government interaction with an
alien presence could go badly wrong. The main thrust of the book is a
fast-moving ‘quest’-type adventure, focusing on the travails of the world-weary
reporter who has the biggest story of the century drop into his lap. His
mission to seek the truth before telling the story to the world involves a
personal transformation from an out-of-shape hack to an almost Hollywood-esque
The reporter is hunted
down remorselessly by government agents, and pulls sufficiently bizarre enough
stunts to make his continued freedom believable. In the course of the
adventure, he must travel the length and breadth of the North American
continent, meeting a menagerie of libertarian personalities, all skirting the
law. Given the author’s 30 years of service in the USAF Security Service,
he seems to have remarkably anti-establishment sympathies, and the book reads
like a treatise for the rights of the heroes forgotten by America.
The book appears to be
self-published through the Internet publisher iUniverse.com, and this edition
clearly has not been sufficiently proof-read or edited. This is a pity,
because the fast movement of the story is held back by textual errors and a
strange habit the author has of jumping between tenses mid-sentence. But
the strength of the story is sound, and is told with wit and obvious
experience. If the reader is not too prone to the annoyances of incorrect
syntax, then this is a compelling, hi-octane drama with an alien twist.
Finally, Willis Bird
hints that aspects of his story, particularly pertaining to the alien presence
on Earth, might have a basis in reality. Is he an ex-government employee
exposing classified knowledge in the form of a fictional novel, or is he hinting
at this link for effect? This is clearly a judgement for the individual
reader to make.
Visit The Alaska
The investigators behind
this website have been interested in the UFO subject for many years and over
that time have amassed a fair amount of UFO films and documentaries. We have
over 100 UFO tapes in our archives, some which have to be seen to be believed. The
following review section highlights some of those videos/DVDs that we would
recommend to any person interested in UFOs and conspiracy theories.
Space The Illuminati's Conquest of Space
Produced by Chris Everard for
This DVD was specifically produced for
The Enigma Channel, an online film resource for conspiracy theorists. Running at
almost 2 hours, the film consists of 5 parts which are each devoted to some of
the top names in the UFO investigation field. David Icke, Marcus Allen, Jaime
Maussan, Valery Uvarov and producer Chris Everard all make an interesting contribution
to this film.
I: The documentary starts by
questioning the validity of the photos and film footage taken on the Moon and
asks the question 'why did NASA fake the Moon landings?'. However, the first
thing the film looks at is the Nazi links to the Saturn V rocket creator, Werner
Von Braun. Von Braun was an SS officer and rocket scientist. His team based at Peenemunde
during WWII designed the first cruise missile, the V1 doodlebug. The V2 rocket
was the forerunner to the Saturn V rocket that would allegedly launch man to the
Moon in 1969. Near the end of WWII the American government were desperate to get
hold of the Nazi rockets and launched 'Project Paperclip' which secretly changed
the war criminal files on Von Braun and his scientists. Files that described the
SS officers as 'an ardent Nazi' were changed to read 'not and ardent Nazi'. It
was not long before Von Braun was transported to the USA to start working on
rockets for the allies.
soon became apparent that the Germans had been working on a secret space project
and had been making UFO-shaped vehicles called Haunebu craft (pictured right and
named after Hauneberg, the region where they were developed.) The craft used
alternative propulsion systems and may have been back engineered from crashed
Much new evidence is unravelled
in this film, including how Prescott Bush, the grandfather of George W. Bush,
whilst working for the Bank of America, helped to arrange vast loans to the 3rd
Reich. It details the vast underground German space project at Nordhausen that
was housed inside a mountain, where thousands of Jewish slave labourers worked
on Germany's rocket program in a factory of 100 million square feet. The film claims that Von Braun and his team were interested in UFOs and
studied photos taken over Germany, Russia, Austria and Switzerland, and shows
some very rare photos of UFOs over those Countries dating back to the early
After WWII the factory at
Nordhausen was rebuilt in the Mojave desert, an area known today as Area 51.
David Icke goes on to explain
the involvement between Prescott Bush and his funding of the Nazi movement. He
reveals how both NASA and the CIA were started by Nazi founder members. Bush
provided the Nazis with money to run the Nazi war machine. A number of companies
that Bush was involved with during WWII were closed down for 'dealing with the
The second part of this documentary
looks at the start of the Space Race between Russia and the United States and
the possibilities for the existence of UFOs. It questions how astronauts could
travel through the Van Allen radiation zone and Marcus Allen comments that he
contacted the makers of the spacesuits used by the NASA astronauts and asked
'What radiation protection was built into the spacesuits?', and was told
'There is no radiation protection built into the suits.' Allen also asked if
the spacesuits could be used by technicians to go into Chernobyl or Three Mile
Island, which also contained similar radiation and he was told 'No, not
John Glenn, one of the first US
astronauts in space reported seeing UFOs to mission control and described them
as 'looking like fireflies', similar to the Foo Fighters that were
reported following planes during WWII.
In 1972, Dr. Hermann Oberth, a
NASA space scientist and one of the three founding fathers of rocketry and
modern astronautics and Von Braun's mentor
said 'Today, we cannot produce machines that fly the same as UFOs do. They
are flying by means of artificial fields of Gravity. This would explain the
sudden changes of directions. This hypothesis would also explain the pilling-up
of these discs into a Cylindrical or cigar shaped Mothership upon leaving the
Earth. Because it is in this fashion, that only one field of gravity would be
required for all the flying saucers. We cannot take credit for our record
advancement in certain scientific fields alone. We have been helped... and we
have been helped by the people of other WORLDS.'
The Majestic 12 project and
Roswell are also covered in this section of the documentary. The Mexican UFO
investigator, Jaime Maussan, appears on the documentary at this point talking
about the Mexican UFO phenomenon and the 'Secret Nasa Transmissions', released
by the UK's UFO Magazine a few years ago (and now unfortunately out of print)
that shows strange objects passing the MIR space station. This evidence and film
footage is covered in our article
III: Marcus Allen once again talks
about the Apollo project and the fact that NASA spent more money on projects on
the ground than it did in Space during the 1960s. For example, there are huge
life-size models of spaceships and lunar areas which were built by NASA and its
contractors. We see a large section of faked moon terrain and Allen claims
'There were 400,000 employees involved in the Apollo project, but none of them
had a need to know more than their job required. The people who were making the
rockets didn't need to know what the people making the spacesuits were doing.'
He goes on to show drawings of
a complete Moon model that would have been around 35 feet high, curved boards
with moon terrain and believes that there is 'no doubt' that the film footage
was shot in a studio. He says that there is a life-size, 2 mile long model of
the 'Sea of Tranquility' in Flagstaff, Arizona, that could have been used in the
faked moon landings. Mr. Allen believes that the footage could have been filmed
from a helicopter over this region and the film shows footage of the Surveyor
III spinning on descent to the surface of the Moon, which it claims is 'official
NASA footage'. However, we have found evidence that contradicts this belief that
you can read about
will write to the documentary makers and point out this error.)
NASA astronauts and UFOs is the
next subject covered. We hear radio transmissions from Apollo astronauts
reporting UFOs and the statement by former NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper who in
1978 publicly stated in a letter to the United Nations general assembly 'I
believe that these Extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this
Planet from other Planets. In 1951 I had the opportunity to observe flights of
UFOs of different sizes flying in fighter formations from east to west over
Europe.' Also in a taped interview from 1973, Cooper claims 'For many
years I have lived with a secret. In a secrecy imposed on all specialists in
astronautics. I can now reveal that every day in the USA our radar instruments
capture objects of form and composition unknown to us.'
Russian space researcher and
Ufologist, Valery Uvarov, states that Russian astronauts watched objects in
space. Mostly over the Earth. Uvarov goes on to talk about alien abductions and
contact in the Soviet Union.
Part IV: This part delves into NASA footage
showing UFOs. Chris Everard, producer of this documentary, talks of the
phenomenon known as 'space serpents'. Story Musgrave, a senior Space Shuttle
commander who has served NASA for over 30 years, has seen this phenomenon twice
and filmed it on one occasion. We also see the 'serpents' filmed from the
ground, including the UK. All very strange! What is interesting is that there
are around 8 ancient sites around the World that are dedicated to flying
Again, we see some nice
examples from 'the secret NASA transmissions' tape showing several anomalous
objects around MIR. At one point a NASA commentator from Mission Control tells
the viewer that MIR is the large flashing object in the middle of the shot.
However, another voice is heard to say 'We think you can see a flashing light
just a little bit to the left of the screen, very faint.' To which a reply
comes 'Yeah we do see something flashing visually, but were not sure that
that might be uhh...' There are so many moving and flashing objects on
the screen that NASA could not even make out what was MIR and what were UFOs.
UFOs filmed during the Shuttle
STS 75, STS 80 and STS 48 missions are also covered here. Everard claims that
NASA's explanation that we are seeing merely space debris and ice crystals
doesn't add up as it would make space missions very dangerous if their
spacecraft have to fly through such conditions, and we agree. Why would ice
crystals manoeuvre to form a triangle and hold its position in space?
I think that the original
'Secret NASA Transmissions' tapes as released by UFO Magazine a few years ago
are now unavailable, so this DVD merits its asking price just for that footage
alone. Everard continues by discussing the book 'The day after Roswell' by
Lieutenant Philip J. Corso
who during the 1960s was in charge of the Foreign Technology desk in the US
Army's Research and Development division at the Pentagon. It was his job to
evaluate weapon systems and 'investigate' foreign technology that had been
retrieved from crashes. Corso claims that technology that we use today such as
microwaves, microchips and laserbeams were the results of back-engineered alien
technology, recovered during UFO retrievals.
And so onto the final part of this
fascinating documentary, the relationship between NASA, Freemasons and the
Occult. We hear that Armstrong's father was a 33rd degree Mason and that Aldrin,
who is a 32nd Degree Mason, took a Masonic flag to the lunar surface. Many of
the other Apollo astronauts were Masons too. It is claimed that Aldrin and
Armstrong conducted a full Masonic ritual on the Moons surface 33 minutes after
touchdown. They planted a Masonic flag which depicted a two headed eagle into
the lunar surface, which relates to 'the eagle has landed' statement.
Apparently the ritual declared the Moon the property of the Masonic God, who
according to Albert Pike, the Supreme Commander of the 33rd Degree, is Lucifer.
The name 'Apollo' according to the Bible is another word for the Devil. The word
Apollyon was used in the original texts of the New Testament to describe Satan.
The names Apollo, Columbia and Atlantis are all words used in ritual, magic and
the Occult. The documentary goes on to show more links which are far too in
depth to go into here.
Summing up, I
consider this documentary to be one of the very best that I have seen, and I
have seen many in my time. This is an invaluable resource for anyone with even
the slightest interest in the subject. There are a lot of items on this tape
that I haven't seen before and I have been interested in UFOs for many years! If
you are interested in further information please click the image of the DVD
cover at the top of this review.
Dave Cosnette. 1st January, 2006.