This site has been a wonderful resource for several years now, thanks to the efforts of Lesley Gunter, Alfred Lehmberg, Regan Lee ... any everyone who has read or commented here. As one of our commenters said just today, this site is a great historical repository of the turbulent journey we've all been on together.
As you may have heard, we have been asked to remove any mention of "UFO Magazine" from our work and our sites. The corporation that owns the trademark has decided -- without any discussion or give-and-take or work-arounds or anything like that -- that publishing digitally is not publishing at all, at least when it comes to UFO reporting.
We have no recourse or choice, therefore. This site will be renamed and perhaps archived or moth-balled, or whatever it is we're supposed to do to conform to the corporation's wishes. I will either change the logo, remove the logo, or ... actually, I don't know what I'm going to do, to tell you the truth.
I will start a new blog here on Squarespace as the new home of the New New Project that I will announce soon. Links will be here, there, and everywhere and I hope you'll join us as we continue our journey under a new name. Which I will announce soon, maybe even on Future Theater tonight at 7 pm EST.
I don't know what the next step for the corporation will be, so I don't know what our next step is going to be, but I am planning for the worst. If you are a subscriber, you have four options:
1. Write to the corporation:
5455 Centinela Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
2. Wait to see who buys the license to use the name and logo "UFO Magazine" and make sure they know you are a current subscriber, with issues left on your subscription.
3. Go to the Minions Faq and cut-and-paste the subscriber's form and email it to me. Let us know the name on the subscription and I will sign you up for the new magazine, which will be mostly -- but not all -- digital, and will double your existing issues.
4. It's around here somewhere -- there is a fourth option. I'll fill it in when I find it again.
Meanwhile, discuss below, as I know you will. I really really think things will be brighter and better and even more interesting as we expand our horizons from just-UFOs to much much more than UFOs.
We are in ACCELERATION! We should start the CELEBRATION! Our consciousness (about to leap!) will split the sky! We'll soar and cleave!
|"Strange Creek Monster"|
Feschino Reveals New Illustration of the 1952 "Strange Creek Monster" of Braxton County
Last month I posted an article regarding yet another firsthand witness who had come forward to explain that he was seemingly involved in the "Flatwoods Monster" affair of September 1952. In that article, the new Braxton County witness contacted Frank Feschino, Jr. with information about his sighting occurring on his family's property in "Strange Creek" WV, during the early morning hours of September 13, 1952. The witness, a boy at the time, had described to Frank a large 8-9 foot-tall, glowing, if metallic-looking structure, which was gray/aluminum in color, and hovering up the driveway toward his home!
The ETH Revisited
by Alfred Lehmberg
The wholly extraterrestrial and so alien "other" (ET) is regarded early for the 21st Century in a manner to facilitate the allowance of one to keep a certain distance from even the concept of same, even as one is compelled by history or circumstance to make the admission that "such" is "so." There is a plethora of explanatory alternatives to ET providing for that "distance," one can readily see.
Behold the Extra-dimensional Hypothesis (Occupied adjacent dimensions). Consider the Extra-chronological Hypothesis (Time Travel). Review the Intra-terrestrial Hypothesis (Hollow Earth). Regard the Crypto-terrestrial Hypothesis (Of the Earth though perceived with difficulty). There is even an Entheogenic Hypothesis (The "Alien" tuned in to receptive consciousness made receptive by psychedelic substances). There are more. All move goal posts further and further away from the existential. ET becomes a shadow—a mere suggestion of itself and plausibly deniable for the aforementioned shadowiness. Remember, reader, that Humanity is no shadow and is entirely existential.
Distractions come in fits and starts, then crush our shores like waves. These waves promote disinterest as they obfuscate our (fearful!) gaze. This haze becomes "reality" as we take the word of those... who've ground an axe unknown to you to lead you by your (smarting!) nose!