Strangely, it is always the least-informed people who make the greatest noise;
they are afraid, I suppose, that the new facts may oblige them to re-write
their textbooks! Especially in Ufology, a little knowledge is a dangerous
thing; and, the more one learns, the greater becomes one’s humility.
Recently, 80 per cent of 1,356 astronomers in California and elsewhere, in
replying to a questionaire drawn up by the American Astronomical Society,
replied that the UFO phenomenon merits further investigation. Some 62 persons
stated they had seen or made instrument-recordings of occurrences they could
not identify, but which they believed were caused by the UFO phenomenon; the
questionaire was conducted by astrophysicist Prof. Peter Sturrock, of Stanford
University’s Department of Physics.
It was fortunate for me that I was initiated, as it were, into Ufology by the
first book of a well-known French scientist, who was among the first to see
clearly that here is a problem which concerns our race, though it is one that
the establishment-scientist prefers to sweep under the rug — if only so as to
maintain his composure, and to ensure his advancement.
This new wave of UFOs has not always been with us to the present extent; but
it appears from historical records going back a long way, that there have been
great waves which were then interpreted as divine portents or omens.
In a society like ours, which takes pride in its technological skills and the
methodical amassing of knowledge, it seems unthinkable that a scientist should
still resort to such explanations, when at his disposal there exists a very
large corpus of evidential information, from the pens of reputable scientists
of international renown.
Of course, the answer is that the scientist simply has refused to concern
himself with this enigma (in spite of the fact that the role of science is the
investigation of the Unknown); he is blithely unaware of the shattering
implications involved, preferring to narrow his activity to his own particular
This is laudable, in reference to his own professional work; it is, however,
unfortunate that he should put forward a negative “explanation” (along the
lines of what was being said 30 years ago, and which has long been discarded),
when he manifestly knows absolutely nothing about this matter.
Better were it simply to admit ignorance, than to make misleading statements
calculated to lull the apprehensions of readers — as well, perhaps, as his own
fears. The plain fact of the matter is that there does exist a very large
amount of scientific evidence to support the UFOs’ existence; some of it is
from top-most astronomers, other scientists, and people of impeccable
As a leading French scientist long ago wrote, the existence of these craft has
long been fully established, and we are now in possession of a vast body of
information on them, some of it of extreme precision.
As this is only meant to be a fairly brief article, it is impossible here to
go into meaningful detail; I shall limit myself, then to referring the
interested reader, and the open- minded scientist, to a certain book published
at Paris in 1974 by Editions Frances-Empire and called La Nouvelle Vague Des Soucoupes Volantes by Jean Claude Bourret; over 300 pages.
In addition, an American scientist has recently had the courage to publish a
short paperback, Ufology (James McCampbell; 12 Bryce Court, Belmont, Calif.,
94002; 1973; $3.95 plus postage), in which he is the first to enter into
detailed scientific discussions of all the witnessed physical effects of these
craft, around the world.
The mere existence of these two books alone, should be more than enough to
show the closed-minded (or merely ignorant) scientists that they are a long
way behind the times, if they re-hash the time-worn objections — as they
continue to do.
They like to have us believe that they keep up-to-date with developments in
science; but, at the same time, they are inconsistent; for they are ignoring
clear-cut evidence from some of the leading men of science both in Europe and
in America, of our own day.
Even as far back as 1969, the U.S. Air Force compiled, with the co-operation
of the Library of Congress, a big bibliography on Ufology, which consisted of
no fewer than 401 pages; were they to extend it today, I should expect it to
cover up to some 2,000 pages.
The subject is vast, its implications frightening; and scientists who continue
to ignore it, not only display their shortsightedness, but they are doing so
at their peril.
One of the straight lines frequently travelled by the craft goes through
north-eastern France, and then through the cities of Bayonne and Vichy (hence
it is known as the Bavic line); this line passes by the famous Stone-Age
caverns of northern Spain where exquisite paintings of animals and of UFOs are
to be seen, and which have been carbon-dated as some 30,000 years old; it
passes through south-western France near Lourdes, through Garabandal (Spain),
Fatima (Portugal), and across Brazil (more cave paintings of UFOs), Paraguay,
Chile, between the two main islands New Zealand, through New Guinea and
Formosa, across China and Siberia, then back to north-eastern France, after
passing near Beauraing, in Belgium.
There is at least one other such line, a complementary sine-curve, which runs
through the Isle of Barra (Hebrides), Coniston and Sheffield (England), East
Anglia, then near Valenciennes (N.E. France), near Zeitoun (Cairo). and near
Kilimandjaro, — and so forth.
These lines should really be called “corridors”, for they are of considerable
width. It is precisely along or close to these corridors that many weird
events have happened with surprising regularity, throughout the years.
The reported apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for instance, have
occurred largely along these trajectories; and close to them have been seen
the births and activities of advanced psychics — such as Edgar Cayce, Uri
Geller, and the psychic surgeon-healers of Brazil, and the Philippines.
Of course, the UFOs have also been widely reported by people in other parts of
the globe, and not exclusively along the corridors; but the corridors have
seen the majority of sightings and landings; and there is no country in the
world that has not been host to all these strange happenings, at some time or
Most people now know the classic case of Betty and Barney Hill, in New
Hampshire, who were allegedly taken aboard a hovering UFO at Indian Head, as
they were driving home from Canada, one night. Not only has the drama been
re-enacted on television, but it was also very ably published by John G.
Fuller, under the title of The Interrupted Journey (Dial Press, New York,
1966) — and later also, in paperback edition.
The incident was real enough; only recently did the U.S. Air Force finally
admit that, on that fateful night and at that very spot, their local base was
tracking on radar an unknown hovering craft; had they made this admission
seven years sooner, the Hills could have been saved from many years of
I have heard from Mrs. Hill, who is an eminently well-balanced lady;
unfortunately, her husband died a few years ago, too soon to learn of the work
of Marjorie Fish, an American astronomer who took up the challenge posed by
Mrs. Hill’s story. Marjorie Fish spent seven years in constructing model after
model, basing her self upon the “star map” drawn from memory by Mrs. Hill when
under hypnosis in the chambers of Dr. B. Simon, in Boston.
The original of this “map” was what Mrs. Hill allegedly saw inside the UFO
during her examination at the hands of the entities. The result of Miss Fish’s
tireless work, is that this young astronomer has finally located a portion of
the skies which fits the “star map”: not only does this portion contain only
stars that had previously been regarded by astronomers as being suns capable
of possessing life-bearing planets around them; but the “star map” showed a
star that was at that time not known, and which has since been discovered.
The constellation involved, moreover, is invisible from north of the Equator;
it is known as Reticulum, and is said to be some 37 light-years from us. This,
surely, is a milestone in research.
Then, there is the well-publicized incident involving Capt. L. Coyne, a U. S.
Army helicopter pilot who, with his crew of three, were gripped in a kind of
gravitational field by a colossal UFO near Mansfield (Ohio), on Oct 18th
(probably 1972), as reported in Sept.-Oct. 1973 Bulletin of the Aerial
Phenomena Research Organization (APRO), Tucson, Arizona.
At 1,500 feet, his copter was flooded with a dazzling green light from an
enormous craft that had approached him on a collision-course at about 800 mph.
It then hovered silently over him for a few seconds, during which the crew
could see no markings or portholes — just a dull grey metallic hull, a very
few yards above their heads, in ponderous silence.
Suddenly, the UFO moved off at an incredible speed, without accelerating
thereto, still in total silence; and Capt. Coyne’s altimeter indicated an
altitude now of 3,800 feet, a sheer impossibility for that helicopter under
its own power.
A full report was made by the four men, as soon as they landed at their base.
But why did the UFO swoop on the copter, inspect it for a few seconds, raise
it to 3,800 feet from 1,500 feet, only to leave as fast, silently, and
mysteriously as it had come? — Cui bono?
For an enigma that probably ‘does not exist’ (according to the ill-informed
scientists that do most of the talking on this topic), the reader may be
surprised to learn that there still remains in force a U.S. Forces regulation,
prohibiting government and non-civilian personnel from discussing the UFO
problem with the general public; the penalties are very severe...
In closing, I should like to hint at some of my ever-developing impressions of
this enigma: each new case of landing or of contact brings in its wake new
details that modify one’s previous theories. The picture that is emerging, so
far as I can see it now, seems to be as follows:
There appears to be a marked increase in
the frequency and geographical distribution of Ufological incidents.
People, fauna and flora, minerals,
continue to be taken, mostly along the main sine-curves mentioned
previously, which are wide corridors.
Water and electricity are being drained
off by the craft.
An alarming number of animal mutilations
continue to be reported from various areas, around the world: the carcasses
are totally drained of blood, although no blood is found in the vicinity.
They have been mutilated surgically and very expertly, all in a similar
manner, numerous organs being removed.
Hovering lights have been reported
nearby. Recently, in northern Wyoming, a sheriff and other witnesses came
upon a UFO that was just rising from the newly-killed body of a cow.
Symptoms resembling demonic possession, as
well as poltergeist infestations, are occurring in UFO “flap areas”. It
seems that all the psychic healers and psychic surgeons began their careers
with either the apparition of a brilliant entity in their homes, or with a
visitation from a UFO entity. Such psychic healers can, however, only
function when in trance.
It is also probable that we may be
receiving visits from extraterrestrials who may have established bases on
Ganymede or on (satellites of Jupiter), on Mars and/or on our moon (there is
evidence for the latter), from which to observe, visit, and sample us.
If we wish to arrive, some day, at a solution of this worldwide problem, we
must not neglect a single shred of evidence, however unpalatable it may be,
however unwelcome it may appear in the light of our inherited prejudices and
And, a great deal of courage will be required because if and when the truth
eventually confronts us, it will probably be staggering.