Sad Wind

I recorded this uplifting little ditty a few years back and its basically been gathering dust until I recently convinced my buddy Floyd Anderson to put it to video. Kind of my take on “After the Gold Rush”

Woody Derenberger and the Visitors from Lanulos

Woody Derenberger’s life took a turn for the weird in the early morning hours of November 2nd, 1966, while driving Interstate 77 near Parkersburg, West Virginia when a spaceship resembling a huge “kerosene lamp” appeared, causing Woody to pull off on the shoulder of the road, after which a man in shiny trousers exited the craft, walk up to him and requested that Woody roll down the window of his Ford Econovan. Mr. Shiny Pants telepathically assured Woody that he meant no harm—only much happiness—and communicated his name as Indrid Cold. Woody later reported that Indrid—who referred to himself as a “searcher”—possessed a nice tan and looked no different than the average person you’d meet strolling down the street. After a few minutes of conversation, Indrid said he’d be seeing him again and then hopped aboard his spacecraft and away he went.


Woodrow “Woody” Derengerger

The local Parkersburg media quickly caught wind of Woody’s story and he consented to an interview the next day at television station WTAP. Other media outlets and local law enforcement met with Woody at this time—including a U.S. Air Force official—and the general consensus was that Woody seemed to be on the up and up.

Not long after Woody’s sighting (of the man in the kerosene lamp craft with the shiny blue pants) people in the same neck of those West Virginia woods reported the appearance of an apparent bird-like creature with blood red eyes. This, of course, was an entity later to become known as the Mothman who many suspect was somehow related to a number of other UFO sightings that occurred in West Virginia during this period.

On November 4th, Woody was driving back from Ohio when he started receiving telepathic transmissions from Mr. Cold calling in from planet Lanulos. Cold cautioned Woody to slow his roll and drive carefully because he didn’t want to be responsible for Woody wrapping his Econovan around a telephone pole while receiving these telepathic transmissions. Among other words of wisdom Mr. Cold shared was that time on Lanulos was unlike time on Earth, and that Lanulosians strutted their stuff in the buff, on a sort of outer space nudist colony.

Eventually, Indrid—along with his spaceship’s navigator, Carl Ardo—visited Woody and his family at Derenberger’s home, a story chronicled in Visitors From Lanulos (1971).

For more amazing stories like the one you’ve just beheld, go pick up yourself a copy of A is for Adamski: The Golden Age of the UFO Contactees while supplies last!

Unpacking The Montauk Mythos

Of the various conspiratorial/paranormal cottage industries that have sprung up over the last few decades, the Montauk Project stands tall as perhaps the most bizarre of all, its mythology a veritable smorgasbord of “comic book metaphysics,” as  Richard Metzger once so aptly put it.

As legend has it, this twisted tale began towards the end of World War II, an outgrowth of the U.S. government’s top-secret Rainbow Project, the ultimate goal of which was to make a ship—specifically the USS Eldridge—undetectable to radar. Although the experiment was allegedly successful in causing the Eldridge to disappear from the Philadelphia Naval Yard, it also produced an unexpected side effect: the ship and its crew were transported a hundred miles away to Norfolk, Virginia, where it reappeared. After a brief interval, it was then teleported back to the Philadelphia Naval Yard where one crewmember was discovered planted into the bulkhead of the ship.  Others who survived the ordeal entered into a state of madness and terror!

The Rainbow Project culminated in 1983 at a decommissioned Air Force base at Montauk Point when a hole was literally ripped through the space-time continuum. The end result of this technology was the creation of an alternate reality vortex. We’ll get to that in a bit…

In recent times, the Rainbow Project has become more popularly known as The Philadelphia Experiment, which has been the subject of both a book and movie of the same name. According to Peter Moon, the official Montauk scribe, the actual producer of The Philadelphia Experiment film was actor Mark Hamill—Luke Skywalker of Star Wars fame—although Hamill chooses to keep this fact hidden from the public.

Peter Moon has also hinted that a gentleman named Mark Knight (aka Mark Hamill) was a childhood friend of Montauk experiencer Preston Nichols, and that Hamill was instrumental in securing work for Nichols as a sound engineer on The Empire Strikes Back. It should also be noted that Hamill’s father was an officer with Naval Intelligence, an agency long rumored to be mired in mind control conspiracies and assorted covert operations, one of which was, allegedly, the Montauk Project, an outgrowth of the Rainbow Project. Furthermore, Moon contends that Mark Hamill worked at Montauk when all of the high weirdness there was going down.

For the average Jane and Joe—whose ideas about alternate dimensions come directly from the rental of an occasional sci-fi flick—the Philadelphia Experiment remains naught but a fictional flight of fancy, although researchers—many of them purported Montauk experiencers—claim to have in their possession actual documents verifying the existence of the project! In fact, on the covers of many a Montauk book, it’s boldly advertised that the book series, “Goes beyond science fiction.”

Preston Nichols—one of the key players in the Montauk story—was an unwitting participant in the project, who years after the fact finally discovered his involvement therein. Since that time he has been sharing his strange story through lectures, books and videos. Nichols—a veritable high-tech wizard—has his own version of the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine in the form of a renovated school bus, or as he calls it, his “Montauk Investigation vehicle.” Nichol’s bus is filled with all sorts of gizmos he allegedly salvaged from the abandoned Montauk site. Not only has Nichols been instrumental in bringing the Montauk Project story to the world, but he also (allegedly) played a pivotal role in deprogramming several Montauk mind controlled subjects, more commonly referred as the Montauk Boys, a group of young men with Aryan features, who had been recruited into the Montauk mind control project. During their initial programming, the Montauk Boys were entranced via psychosexual programming.  The ultimate design behind this phase of the project was to create a blond-haired, blue-eyed bloodline of future rulers of the planet.


Preston Nichols

Preston Nichol’s deprogramming of the Montauk Boys was supposedly accomplished by masturbating the lads in combination with radionics, however that works. The method behind this madness—according to  Nichols  and his associates—suggests that in order to deprogram the Montauk Boys, they first had to be taken into the same trance state in which they were originally programmed. Nichols would then be able to undo the Montauk programming by using similar mind control methods that had been used in the first place, which included tantric massage, and certain other unspecified “Reichian Techniques.”


Duncan Cameron

The most important piece of apparatus in this whole jumbled mess was the legendary Montauk Chair from which Duncan Cameron (a psychic superstar in Montauk lore) sat and radiated his paranormal powers into the ethers with the intent of creating those artificial reality vortexes I was referring to before. The ultimate purpose of these experiments was to not only alter physical reality, but to alter the mental landscape of humankind!

The Montauk Chair—according to Preston Nichols—was developed in the 1950s with “sensor technology” that could display a person’s thoughts. This device operated on the principle of tuning into the electromagnetic fields of human beings and translating their ethereal energy into a tangible form, kind of like a Tibetan Tulpa. This is where Duncan Cameron would sit in the Montauk Chair, his head blazing like a psychic furnace, and paint a mental landscape that took on a physical reality. It was in this regard that Duncan himself, it has been said, became likened unto a god.

Montauk lore further suggests that beings from the Sirius star system are also tangled up in this convoluted tale. Apparently, the Sirians provided the basic design for the Montauk Chair, and then Montauk scientists took those original blueprints and made it a thing. The “Montauk Chair”, in turn, was hooked into a complex grid of computers and amplifiers that whizzed and whirred and blinked and buzzed and everything else you would expect a complex grid of computers to do. Eventually the Montauk Chair (which, in appearance, was not unlike a futuristic Lay-z-Boy lounger) allowed a person to visualize something and a 3D image of these thought-forms would appear on a computer monitor. But it’s only when Duncan Cameron came into the picture that things really started getting crazy.

In a deep psychic trance state, Cameron—at some point—was able to visualize a solid object and actually make it appear from out of nowhere. This was accomplished via an amplifier that would transmit a matrix, and then build up enough power to materialize whatever Cameron mentally cooked up into said matrix—under the direction, of course, of his Montauk handlers. As indicated, Cameron took part in these experiments in an altered state. In this regard, CIA agents—under the auspices of MK-ULTRA funded experiments—had given Cameron special training. The emphasis of this programming focused on diverting the mind through sexual bliss. It was then that the “primitive mind” would surface, as the individual—in this case, Duncan Cameron—would be transferred into an orgasmic trance-state. His primitive mind—now at the disposal of nefarious Montauk mind control handlers—would then become extremely suggestible, and therefore controllable.

time tunnel

The Time Tunnel

Through the use of the Montauk Chair, it was discovered that Cameron had the power to bend time, thus creating vortexes, or time portals. Those who have allegedly traveled through this time portal have described it as a spiral, much like the one seen in the‘60s television series, The Time Tunnel. In the Montauk Chair, Duncan Cameron visualized alternate realities in past and future time, creating a vortex that could then be copied to the hard drive of the Montauk computers. These experiments led to the opening of a time door to the USS Eldridge in 1943. All of this high-tech time traveling is what sucked Duncan Cameron and Al Bielek into the Montauk vortex. Bielek, for instance—in another incarnation—was Duncan Cameron’s brother, Edward, who was a member of the crew on board the Eldridge, and due to his involvement with the Montauk Project has been jettisoned back and forth in time repeatedly, in the process leaving one body behind and assuming another.


Al Bielek

Montauk Project participants were given the directive, on August 5th, 1983, to turn on the transmitter at Montauk and let run it non-stop. At first, nothing out of the ordinary happened. Then, on August 12th, the equipment apparently dropped into synch with the USS Eldridge, which suddenly appeared on the other end of the time portal. It was at this juncture that the Duncan Cameron from 1943 (who was an earlier incarnation of the present day Duncan Cameron) appeared in the portal along with his brother, who in present day earth is none other than Al Bielek. (Confused yet?) It seems that the past tense Duncan and Edward had tried to sabotage the Philadelphia Experiment by shutting down the equipment aboard the Eldridge, but found this to be an impossible task as it was all linked through time to the generator at Montauk. (Don’t ask me to explain that one, either!) Determining that it was unsafe to remain on the ship, they jumped overboard to free themselves from the electromagnetic field surrounding the Eldridge. Upon so doing, the Brothers Cameron were pulled through the time tunnel and materialized at Montauk on August 12th, 1983!

Upon the Cameron Brothers arrival in 1983, they were recruited into The Montauk Project, and subsequently used in various time travel missions. As stated before, Duncan and Edward Cameron have now assumed new bodies. Duncan Cameron still goes by the same name, but Edward Cameron is now known as Al Bielek. Got that?

Preston Nichols (aware of the fact that if the future Duncan Cameron on one end of the time portal ever encountered the past Duncan on the other side of the portal this would lead to some sort of time paradox/reality shift with decidedly disastrous results) hatched a plan with some of his renegade Montauk colleagues to sabotage the project. This plan was put into effect when—on dramatic cue—one of the Montauk renegades walked up to Duncan in the Montauk Chair and whispered: “The time is now.” At that precise moment, Duncan let loose a monster from his subconscious mind that put a big wallop on the entire Montauk Project operation, bringing it to a sudden and cataclysmic end. The monster that Cameron brought into existence was described by Preston Nichols as a big, hulking beast, “hairy, hungry, and nasty.”  In The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time, Nichols goes on to say that “…after the bizarre occurrences of August 12, 1983, the Montauk base was virtually emptied. The power was restored, but lights were left off with everything in disarray. Most of the personnel were eventually rounded up, debriefed and brainwashed accordingly…after the events of August 12th, the Montauk Air Force Base was abandoned. By the end of the year, there was no knowledge of anyone being on the base.”

Before the Montauk time portal closed for good, Duncan Cameron—who had traveled back and forth in time on numerous occasions—returned to the Montauk of 1983, while his brother Edward remained in 1943. At this point, it was discovered that Duncan’s body was dying and he was rapidly aging due to his involvement in all these Montaukian time travel shenanigans. To save Duncan, Montauk scientists copied his electromagnetic signature and transferred it to a new body. To make this operation a reality, Duncan Cameron, Sr. was contacted by Montauk Project operatives, who traveled back in time and persuaded the elder Cameron to sire a son. It was this child, Duncan Cameron, Jr., who was imprinted with the electromagnetic signature of the dying Duncan Cameron from the future.  This Duncan Cameron body swap is just one in a long line of time travel conundrums that litter the pages of the Montauk book series. In regards to Al Bielek’s body swap, Bielek states that age regression techniques were used to place Edward Cameron (that’s who Al Bielek was in his previous existence) into the body of a Bielek Family member. (For those of you keeping score at home, you might as well give up now, ’cause it all gets even more convoluted from here on out.)

Stewart Swerdlow

One goal of the Montauk Project was to send military operatives back in time to alter historical events, allowing the Montauk group to hold the future hostage, and to manipulate it to their own nefarious ends. Montauk experiencer Alexandra Bruce refers to these exploits as “high tech Black Magic.” This notion has been seconded by Montauk experiencer Stewart Swerdlow, who—after attending a Preston Nichols lecture some years ago—experienced the sudden resurfacing of suppressed memories related to the Montauk Project. Among other curious claims, Swerdlow says he was sent through the Montauk time portal packin’ a pistol, on a mission to blow Jesus Christ to Kingdom Come. But when Jesus materialized in old town Jerusalem—and came sauntering down the steps of the temple—Swerdlow got cold feet and opted not to pull the trigger. (Perhaps the thought of burning in Hell for ALL eternity had something to do with his decision!) Later, Swerdlow was sent back in time again, and encountered Christ on the cross. On this occasion, Swerdlow was charged with the mission of extracting vials of holy blood from the crucified Messiah and, in the course of events, was apparently successful in this endeavor. The motivation behind this adventure was to clone the holy blood of Christ and then inject psychic superstar Duncan Cameron with it.  Then—according to the madcap Montaukian scheme—the medical community would test Cameron’s blood against the DNA residue on the Shroud of Turin, which would unanimously confirm the revelation of Christ’s Second Coming. As a result of this psychic vampirism, humanity would then fall to its knees and worship this pseudo Christ, Duncan Cameron, the second only begotten Son of God! The ulterior motive behind all these blasphemies was to create the actual anti-Christ, thus ushering in a New World Order.

Peter Moon believes that there’s a strong occult connection to The Montauk Project, largely due to the involvement of Aleister Crowley, who Moon suggests was manipulating reality in the early part of the 20th century, traveling backward and forward in time “through a purely magical basis.” The apparent reason Crowley was able to so freely travel through time was due to the fact that he wasn’t locked into any dimension or illusion of reality. A master of many mystical disciplines and secret schools, Crowley was able—through his Will-To-Power—to jettison himself literally through time and space, and into other dimensions, which is a really cool thing, if you think about it. But also, one must possess a very disciplined intellect to be able to subject themselves to such paradigm shifting adventures without going stark, raving bonkers.

During the summer of 1918, Crowley took a “magical retirement” to Montauk Point, the specifics of which remain obscured to this day, although Peter Moon suspects that this visit was related to the future freaky developments associated with the Montauk Project. In Montauk Revisited: Adventures in Synchronicity, Moon alludes to the possibility that Crowley may have been “creating worm holes from the physical realm to other realities and back again” and that the “bizarre manipulations at Montauk and in Philadelphia could have been elaborate physical deployments at the behest of simply one very powerful magician.” Crowley was seen as a “wild joker who was romping around and having a good time without regard to how it might affect us.” Moon recognizes this joker archetype as The Fool from the Tarot deck and adds that: “This is the wild creative impulse that started the whole universe. It is the force that creates willy-nilly, on whim and without regard to consequences.”

A former Scientologist, Peter Moon suggests that L. Ron Hubbard had a profound effect on these multifarious Montauk mysteries. Hubbard was intimately involved with Crowleyean protégé Jack Parsons in a magical endeavor called The Babalon Working that succeeded in creating a fissure in the space time continuum, which was quite similar to the type of vortex associated with The Philadelphia Experiment: a doorway into another dimension. After the Babalon Working, UFO sightings began to be reported en masse, as if a Devil’s Floodgate had been opened, and into the earth realm flew powers and demons from beyond, much like an H.P. Lovecraft tale, unleashed on an unsuspecting human populace.

Moon portrays Hubbard as a white knight in a realm of high-tech black magicians; one of the “good guys” engaged in psychic warfare against malevolent mind controllers and reality manipulators. Hubbard—it has been put forth—was an agent of the ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence), and (according to Hubbard) claimed that he’d infiltrated Parson’s O.T.O. group as part of a clandestine operation in order to dismantle it. Eventually Hubbard would have a falling out with his friends in high intelligence agency places, and in fact found himself at war with both the CIA and IRS. Or, at least, that’s the picture Peter Moon paints within the pages of his Montauk books.

Part of  L. Ron Hubbard’s “religion” revolves around the theory that the Earth’s inhabitants were formerly space aliens several million years ago and that we are working out our karma here on terra firma until eventually we can arrive at that much-sought-after Scientology state of “Clear”. From all appearances, certain aspects of the Montauk Project mythos appear to be a continuance of Hubbard’s space opera.


Dr. Ewen Cameron

Peter Moon contends that there’s a mystical bloodline connected to the Cameron name of which L. Ron Hubbard was also a member. Among other members of this bloodline are super psychic Duncan Cameron, in addition to Marjorie Cameron, as well as MK-ULTRA practitioner as Dr. Ewen Cameron. Those carrying this genetic-Cameron-code, according to Peter Moon, are inherently adept at such practices as magick and interdimensional travel. Moon suggests that there’s an ongoing battle of good and evil taking place within the Cameron bloodline, pitting the likes of a Ewen Cameron against L. Ron Hubbard.  Hubbard, it should be noted, publicly condemned the MK-ULTRA-related activities of Ewen Cameron during the late 60’s, when Dr. Cameron prescribed such radical treatments as “psychic driving” for his “patients”. Apparently, such bloodlines (as the Cameron-code) play a major role in what’s going on behind the scenes with the Montauk Project, not only in regards to the Cameron connection but as well with the aforementioned Montauk Boys, who were allegedly selected for experimentation due to their unique genetic “blue blood” qualities.

For more about the Montauk Project, check out Peter Moon’s publishing house Sky Books, if you are so bold.

Below are smattering of Montauk youtubes for your possible viewing/listening pleasure.








Will Jima, We Hardly Knew Ye


Will Jima from the 1970’s UFO newsletter, UFO Folk

A fellow I’ve been fascinated with for quite some time is Will Jima, probably most well known (in a fifteen minutes of fame sort of way) for a twelve page pamphlet he authored entitled Elvis Presley Dead or Alive? that almost singlehandedly launched the Elvis Never Died Conspiracy.

According to this Elvis Never Died Conspiracy timeline at the Presley Assignment website, Jima’s seminal yet modest sized tome was published in 1977, a mere month after Elvis’s supposed death, and it seemingly spawned a cottage industry of other Elvis Is Alive imitators who continue to this day spreading the Gospel of The King that never died. The Presley Assignment refers to Jima “as a Tupelo based private investigator” and that Elvis Presley Dead or Alive?  was “So obscure, in fact, that it does not become part of the ‘is Elvis alive folklore’ although certainly appears to have been an inspiration and influence.”

Jima’s real name apparently was Alvis Howard according to this citation at Google Books. News clippings from the period state that he was a ship building executive based in Huntsville, Alabama, who quit his job to become a full time investigator of strange phenomena. Other reports state that he lived in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Jima was 41 in 1975, which would make him well into his 80s now, assuming he still roams the Earth.

While Elvis Presley Dead or Alive? was Jima’s major claim to fame, it certainly couldn’t be said that he was a one trick pony, as he had his hand in all manner of fun and frolic, including a three LP set released in the mid ‘70s dedicated to UFOs, pseudo biblical prophecy and the Devil’s Triangle, among other kooky things.

Jima also authored a book or pamphlet called Flying Saucers and Golden Ghettos that appears to be even more obscure than Elvis Presley Dead or Alive?, which was already obscure enough to begin with!


The first installment in Jima’s audio trilogy was UFO Message (1974) detailing his alleged encounter with ETs (who he calls “UFO People”) in November 1973 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. It was on that momentous occasion that Jima had delivered unto him the aforementioned “UFO Message.”

Jima’s encounter apparently occurred at the same location as that of the Pascagoula “abductees” Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker, a story detailed in the book UFO Contact at Pascagoula and more recently, Calvin Parker’s recollections of the event in Pascagoula–The Closest Encounter: My Story.


In UFO Contact at Pascagoula there’s a reference to a preacher selling records about “UFO’s and Demons” which some have speculated was Jima. However, according to my friend and Jima enthusiast Rob Mitchell—who turned me on to Jima’s recordings a few years back—the preacher mentioned in UFO Contact at Pascagoula  was actually Rev. Bill Riddick, who produced a startling LP called Visitors From Outer Space – What Saith the Lord? that features on its cover not one, but three Pascagoula Monsters!

What Saith

Rev. Bill Riddick’s LP, Visitors From Outer Space – What Saith the Lord?

According to Will Jima in UFO Message:

“The earth was originally settled over 100,000 years ago when inhabitants were brought here from another world in the universe. A civilization far more advanced than the one we have now flourish for thousands of years. This civilization was totally demolished when a nuclear explosion destroyed the planet that orbited Mars and Jupiter causing a cataclysmic upheaval upon the Earth. Continents were shifted, oceans and mountains were formed, the almost total geography of the earth was changed. According to the UFO people, by some unbelievable miracle, a few earth people survived. However, they were few in number and left with nothing but the raw elements to survive under. These small bands of earth people soon adapted to life in an almost animal state. They roamed the earth for thousands of years, until some ten thousand years ago, the UFO people returned to the earth. They had returned after the earth disaster, but had found no trace of the people who had survived and they had waited for the earth to stabilize before they returned to inhabit it again. They said the problem began when some of the UFO people who came back to inhabit the earth began to mix with the more animalistic inhabitants on earth who had survived the catastrophe. thus began the long period of struggle on earth between the mixed strain of inhabitants and the pure strain that came from outer space. The UFO People have kept a hands off attitude towards these opposing forces because they say universal law requires them to do so…”


Later in UFO Message, Jima talks about how he received a series of predictions from his ET robot friends:

“The UFO people said there will be a revelation soon which will have an astounding effect on America and will be the cause for turning America back on to the right path. They said this revelation will come out of the Watergate scandal, will concern former President John Kennedy’s assassination and the energy crisis. They would not reveal more than this, but said that it would occur prior to the two hundredth anniversary of the United States in 1976…. They said I would run a great risk in making all of this information public. However, they said, that although I would run into some great problems that it would be alright in the end. They said that the animalistic forces would go to any length to stop the truth from being told. They said that they did not normally make future events known even thought they had the ability to do so. But, to provide me protection, they would revel certain events that would happen in the future so that when this information was released and these events happened, that people of the world would know the truth. They said the animalistic forces could stop me but they could not stop the events from happening…they said nothing could every stop the truth!”

There’s more predictions on UFO Message which I won’t bother you with now because none of them came true anyway, but the long and short of it was that the UFO People are engaged in a battle against “animalistic forces” who, if I understand correctly, created the energy crisis that was a big deal back in the ‘70s for those of us old enough to remember waiting in gas lines at the time. Even though Jima never came flat out and said it, I get the vibe that the so-called “animalistic forces” he was referring to were probably “International Bankers.”

UFO Message includes of a lot of your garden variety classic UFO contactee themes of how we humans have screwed up our environment with atomic explosions and such, which also has apparently thrown the universe out of whack, and that if we don’t cease with our “animalistic” impulses and stop with all the nuclear testing, then they, the UFO People, will intervene and stop them for us. In fact, we have so befouled the planet that the UFO People sent robots in their stead to interact with us Earthlings because if the actual aliens came here they would soon after keel over due to all the toxins in the environment.

Apparently you couldn’t find Jima’s offerings in record stores. They were only available through the mail, and also were available on 8 track tapes—once again for those of you old enough to remember that ancient audio technology that was invented by gonzo ufologist John Lear’s father, William Lear.



Throughout UFO Message we are treated to the dulcet tones of Jima’s southern drawl, punctuated intermittently with what this reviewer at referred  to as a “random generated synth sound (I’m certain it was just an ARP Odyssey with the sample and hold feature) that for some reason gets loud and then fades, and the gets loud again, sometimes at the most inopportune time (sometimes it gets so loud it almost drowns out his voice).”

In these recordings, Jima comes across like a cross between Hal Lindsay meets James Shelby Downard with a little bit of Southern preacher vibe thrown in on the side. In fact, when he starts getting revved up he sounds a bit like JC of Art Bell Coast to Coast AM fame.




Next in this stunning series of albums was Revelation 666 (1975), which features a biblical revelations-numerology trip that relates—according to Jima’s vision—to the assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK. I won’t even try to explain it further other than to say it all has to do with what the  Jima called “The Number 11 Vision.” You can listen to Revelation 666 here.


Jima’s third and final audio offering was The Secret Sea: Where are the Ships and Planes (1977), which I just posted to YouTube for your possible listening pleasure.



Back cover of Will Jima’s The Secret Sea

The news story below, from the back cover of The Secret Sea, givers a rundown of Jima’s UFO encounter, although if you look closely at the font in the article you’ll see that Jima altered his name—basically pasted his Will Jima handle over his real name, Alvis Howard. In this article, Jima states his UFO encounter occurred in October of 1973 as opposed to what he says on UFO Message that it occurred in November of that year. Jima also suggested on UFO Message that the ETs who visit Earth are robots, but in this news article Jima describes the ETs as having “finely chiseled features, their complexion was almond, their eyes were slanted and they stood around 5-feet-10” and wore “powdery-gray jumpsuits that had no seams.” The article goes on to state that the aliens “were built, in fact, like earth folk, the blonde [woman] rather more so, if you can correctly gauge Jima’s enthusiasm.” In other words, she was a hot alien babe.



100% Sane, 0% Crazy: The True, Amazing Story of the Man Who Couldn’t Stand Hypersexual Martians


Kyle Odom

On  March 6, 2016, Idaho state police launched a manhunt for 30 year old Kyle Odom, a fugitive in the shooting of Rev. Tim Remington, an Evangelical pastor at the Altar Church in Coeur d’Alene. According to news reports, Odom ambushed Remington in the church’s parking lot, shooting the pastor in the head and back multiple times before high-tailing it from the scene.

Remington, who survived the shooting, had appeared the previous day with Senator Ted Cruz at an event hosted by the Cruz presidential campaign, which led to speculation that the shooting was politically motivated. As it turned out, a purely political motivation wasn’t actually the case. It had more to do with Martians, one of whom was the aforementioned Rev. Remington, at least according to Kyle Odom. Odom, a former Marine, apparently shot Rev. Remington on the grounds that he thought he “was part of a vast alien conspiracy to enslave the human race.”


Thumb drive containing Kyle Odom’s anti-Martian manifesto that was sent to an Idaho media outlet.

The same day of the shooting, Odom released a manifesto to the media which claimed that “Martians” had infiltrated Congress, and that he wasn’t going to let them get away with it! Odom’s manifesto included a list of “notable Martians” that was non-partisan, including both sides of the political aisle from Elizabeth Warren to Devin Nunes with a little bit of Mitch McConnell thrown in for good measure.


Needless to say, the Remington shooting launched a massive manhunt for Mr. Odom, who somehow eluded the Idaho law enforcement dragnet and made his way to our nation’s capital. On March 8, Odom drew the attention of Secret Service agents when he was caught tossing a thumb drive and some documents over the White House fence. Among these items was his aforementioned anti-Martin manifesto in addition to a personal letter to President Obama, who Odom apparently didn’t consider to be a Martian, and I guess was trying to enlist in his crusade to reveal the Martian menace threatening our nation.


Portrait of a Martian from Odom’s manifesto.

In short order, Secret Service agents detained Odom, and when they ran his name through a  law enforcement data base were alerted to an arrest warrant that had been issued for him on the attempted murder charge in Idaho two days before.

There’s certainly a lot to unpack in Odom’s anti-Martian manifesto, but it’s basically a sort of mini-bio epic of his life after leaving the Marines, and his subsequent encounters with hypersexual Martians.

Apparently everything went sideways for Odom after he entered  the University of Idaho in the spring of 2014. During his final semester that year, Odom was getting stressed out from a heavy study load and to mellow his mood he began practicing meditation. “It became part of my daily routine. As I learned more about meditation, I became interested in consciousness and our ability to affect it. I kept working on my meditation techniques and began achieving extreme states of consciousness.”

One night in February 2014, Odom was meditating when he had an out-of-body experience. “I entered a space that was completely dark and had no awareness of my physical boundaries/orientation…I felt very peaceful there until a blue light began to approach me. As the blue light got closer, I realized that it was another being.”

At first, Odom’s encounter with this being, or alien, seemed like a “blessing” but over time these meditative experiences turned into a “living hell” as he came to the realization that mind-controlling Martians were entering his meditative brain space for malevolent purposes.

This perceived harassment included text messages from the Altar Church, who were inviting him to attend their services, and when he did so, Odom picked up an extremely bad vibe there, and soon became convinced that the church people were actually hypersexual Martins in disguise, one of whom became his future target, Rev. Tim Remington. According to Odom’s manifesto:

“When I went to The Altar for the first time…they started playing with me sexually. Both the males and the females would play out their sexual fantasies in my mind. This came with random and uncontrollable erections as well as extreme anal stimulation… The harassment continued for weeks and intensified as time went on. I did my absolute best to maintain my sanity and tried to avoid them. This worked for a while, but eventually I had a huge meltdown. One day, I was in the bakery at Safeway when I got surrounded by a bunch of old men. Some of them looked at me and sniffed, so I knew it was them. They started stimulating my penis and anus simultaneously, then they spoke aggressively. They said: ‘Humans are nothing more than the result of a successful genetic experiment.’ The rest of the night they continually stimulated my penis and I couldn’t stop ejaculating. It got to the point where I was in serious pain… ”

At one point, Odom got so freaked out about all of this (and can you really blame him?) that he lit a charcoal grill in his car and rolled up the windows, hoping he would fall asleep and never wake up again, which most likely would have happened had the Martian not butted in. “They woke me up in an extreme panic, which caused me to get out of the car.”

After being treated for charcoal inhalation at a local hospital, Odom paid a return visit to the Altar Church, where he found himself face-to-face with his perceived nemesis, Rev. Remington. “We were in mid conversation when he suddenly revealed himself to me,” Odom wrote in his manifesto. “I have no clue how he did it, but it looked as if his human face became his real face. His eyes were huge and bulging, the eyelids were darker green, and the irises were yellow/brown with slit pupils.”

Oddly enough, Odom might have believed he was also a hypersexual Martian, or at least was turning into one. Around the time Odom was knee-deep in his anti-Martian mania, he changed his Facebook profile photo to the portrait of the very same Martian from his manifesto, as revealed in the Washington Post article entitled Idaho shooting suspect’s ‘hypersexual’ Martian Manifesto Is A Window Into An Unraveling Mind.


Kyle Odom’s Facebook profile, before and after.

At the time Odom’s story was making the rounds in 2016, my friend Richelle Hawks noticed how this photo of Odom, and the portrait of the Martian drawn by Odom, seemed so proportionally similar. Out of curiosity, Richelle decided to overlay the two images in Photoshop, and was quite surprised with the results. As Richelle noted:

“One of the weirdest things is that the overlay matched up exactly without having to do one bit of resizing as I assumed I would. The most remarkable thing I think, is the curve of the mouth being literally identical. But everything, really….

“I almost feel like someone else saw the resemblance and positioned the photos to draw attention to it. Of course in a regular news item, the poor dude could not very well do an overlay. It was just very blatant to me even at first glance.

“It’s very difficult normally to do any kind of overlays with faces or bodies because there is always a ton of matching up to do. Even if you were to take 2 photos of the same face, let alone even a drawing of a face and a photo of the same face. And then that this isn’t even supposed to be his same face. Basically, it seems impossible that they are even sized correctly. It might all be coincidence, but even that is kind of a weird part…”


Richelle Hawks’ overlay of Odom and the Martian.

Maria Graciette, The Astrological Countess


Marcia Graciette and her mystery box (Joe Fex/Ape-X Research)


A Los Angeles-based contactee with purported psychic powers, Maria Graciette billed herself as a countess and former Miss Portugal. A true renaissance lady of the new age, Graciette authored Astrology and Your Sex Life (1965) and recorded an LP called Astrology, Know the Language of the Stars.


As Graciette once informed The San Bernardino County Sun:

“Since I was a little girl, I’ve been able to see auras around people. When I was very young, my teacher gave me a mysterious box and told me never to lose it. I’ve had the box for a long, long time!

“I had always used it in my studio to store things. It was by accident that I discovered the mysterious power of the box. I had thrown some pictures in the box and when I took them out I could see auras around the figures in the image. I have always been able to see auras in photographs, but now it seems to me that it is much easier to read the auras in an image when it has been placed in the box…I do not know what it is, I cannot explain it but when I write a statement on a sheet of paper and put it in the box, the statement is always true.”

Graciette was a guest speaker at the 1966 Giant Rock Interplanetary Spacecraft Convention in addition to a number of other ’60s saucer happenings such as Daniel Fry’s Understanding Conventions. At the “Understandorama” in Harmony Grove, California, in November 1964, Graciette hosted a forum called “My experiences aboard a spaceship”—although I could find little in the way of specifics regarding Graciette’s purported UFO contactee experience.

Throughout the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, Graciette made a series of psychic predictions that often found their way into the pages of The National Enquirer. Here are some tantalizing highlights:

*A UFO base, thousands of years old, would be found deep in the Mexican desert.

*Vice President Quayle, attending a World Series game, would impulsively interfere with a play.

*A meteorite would crash into the White House Rose Garden, placing President and Mrs. Bush at risk from radiation.

*Actor Tom Cruise would lose his hair due to a stress-related illness.

As for her title of Miss Portugal—and of being some sort of “Countess”—the excellent Mexican UFO website “Marcianitos Verdes” could find no evidence to back up these claims and suspected that Graciette  had constructed them out of whole cloth.


When Erika Bertschinger landed on her head


Erika Bertschinger aka Ureilla

In 1973, Erika Bertschinger fell off a horse and landed on her head, after which she realized she was the reincarnation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Not long after, Bertschinger began conversing with a whole host of disembodied beings, many of them biblical figures that included Jesus, who—it turns out—was an ET.

In 1980, Bertschinger changed her name to Ureilla and founded a religious order (or what some termed a cult) called Fiat Lux headquartered in Germany’s Black Forest.  Fiat Lux (Latin for “Let There Be Light”) subscribed to the belief that World War III would kick off in 1998 followed by a Nazi flying saucer invasion that would bring about Armageddon. While all this commotion was going on, Bertschinger and her bunch would be transported up by a “Big Beam” into an awaiting mothership as Earth was being cleansed of all human evil and afterwards restored to a pre-Adam and Eve paradise. After all was right again, the Fiat Luxers would then return to start over again—overseen, of course, by Jesus Christ, the ET.

Unfortunately—or at least unfortunately for Bertschinger’s bunch—Armageddon didn’t go down quite as planned, if you recall 1998, and shortly after Fiat Lux went underground, contemplating their next move on the world’s stage. Since then, Fiat Lux has experienced occasional run-ins with the law regarding tax evasion and the sale of medicinal elixirs containing alleged healing properties. Convinced that “www” equates to “666,” Fiat Lux does not maintain a website or email address, so if you want to find out more you’ll have to travel to Germany.

For more amazing stories such as this check out “A” is for Adamski: The Golden Age of the UFO Contactees.



Aura Rhanes at Giant Rock? (Not!)

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In Aboard A Flying Saucer (1954), Truman Bethurum recounted his amazing interactions with a beret wearing flying saucer captain named Aura Rhanes, who he described as “tops in shapeliness and beauty.”

Aura Rhanes

Aura Rhanes’ illustration by Carol Ann Rodriguez

Over a three month period starting in July of 1952, Aura visited Truman on eleven occasions, sometimes materializing in his bedroom much to the chagrin of Bethurum’s wife, Mary, who later cited the comely space captain in her divorce petition.

Truman Bethurum

Bethurum enjoyed another shot at marital bliss in 1960, although unfortunately it wasn’t with shapely Aura, but a weathered old gal named Alvira Roberts, their nuptials taking place on the podium of that year’s Giant Rock Interplanetary Spacecraft Convention.


Truman and Elvira at the 1960 Giant Rock Convention (Credit: Joe Fex/Ape-X Research)

A couple months back my pal Tim Beckley asked my thoughts about a purported photo circulating on social media that certain people were claiming was an honest-to-Orthon photo of Aura Rhanes herself at Giant Rock! All of this was news to me, and when I finally got a gander of said photo I recognized it immediately as one among a series of photos that originated from the Bob Beck Collection, many of which appear exclusively in “A” is for Adamski: The Golden Age of the UFO Contactees available now from an internet bookseller near you. (Supplies limited!)

Below is the photo in question purported to be Aura Rhanes wearing smoking hot black tights (sans beret) in the company of Long John Nebel and another fellow who I suppose could be Valiant Thor of Stranger at the Pentagon fame.


Mystery photo of Aura Rhanes at Giant Rock? (Credit: Joe Fex/Ape-X Research)

Not to rain on anyone’s facebook parade, but no, folks, the above isn’t a photo of Aura Rhanes, although I commend the creativity of whoever floated this social media meme-rumor. Those humans actually pictured in said photo are (left to right) Cortland Hastings, Evelyn E. Smith and Long John Nebel.

I have no idea who Cortland Hastings was, and of course we all should know who Long John Nebel was. As for the lady purported to be Aura Rhanes, that was actually Evelyn E. Smith, the author of a number of science fiction and mystery novels, and whose work occasionally appeared in the science fiction pulps of the period, as shown below.


Below is further documentation that Evelyn Smith was who I said she was, courtesy of the May 27, 1957 edition of Life Magazine with a feature on the Giant Rock Interplanetary Spaceship Convention and a photo of Smith (not Aura!)  described as “The Queen of Space”!


Now you know the rest of the story!

Andy Sinatra, The Mystic Barber


Andy Sinatra appearing on Long John Nebel’s Party Line

No relation to Frank Sinatra (or at least none that Frank was ever willing to admit!), Andy Sinatra (aka “The Mystic Barber” aka “The Mystical Tonsorial Artist from Brooklyn”) claimed that at the tender age of one he underwent a medical procedure that led to his oh so young death. “It was a wonderful experience,” Sinatra later remarked to a captive reporter from the Fort Scott Tribune. “As they were getting ready to bury me I suddenly came back to life. And from that moment on I knew that I was different!” And oh, how different he was!


Originally from Mars, Sinatra at some point was psychically transported to Earth where he came to inhabit the body of an Italian barber from Brooklyn. However—as Sinatra was quick to point out—his present appearance was quite different from that of the average Martian that stood four feet tall and was covered with white hair and reproductive organs on their heads.

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Mr. Sinatra surrounded by his many female admirers

Sinatra—an occasional guest on Long John Nebel’s Party Line—claimed he had astrally traveled to the moon, Mars, and the center of the Earth and was famous for adorning his head with what he called a “psychic machine” consisting of a metal band that wrapped around his head. Not only did Sinatra’s headgear function as a telepathic device, it was also a way to prevent malevolent space people from reading his thoughts, sort of an early version of your classic tin foil hat.


Over time, Sinatra’s psychic headgear evolved into a grander version of its original primitive design and featured a beanie topped with something resembling a bazooka. This is the version Sinatra wore on February 4th, 1962, when—with the assistance of an “invisible army of Martians”—he saved the United Nations from destruction (from evil aliens!) by performing a mystical ritual before a group of curious onlookers who wondered who the hell this guy was with the crazy bazooka beanie.


The Mystic Barber at the U.N.

The Mystic Barber’s greatest claim to fame came on September 10th, 1962, when he attempted to make contact with flying saucers on a live broadcast of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. According to Jim Moseley, Sinatra got stiffed for his $100 appearance fee because Sinatra’s performance was “incoherent.”

For more marvelous space age tales such as this, you’d be advised to pick up a copy of “A” is for Adamski: The Golden Age of the UFO Contactees.