Part 2: The List
What I Saw After I Waited
1. "I will
make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate from the tower of
Syrene even unto the border of Ethiopia. No foot of man shall pass
through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall
it be inhabited 40 years." Ezekiel 29: 10-11. Less ostentatiously,
Ezekiel also prophesied Tyre would be taken by Nebuchadnezzar and
trodden down by horses and chariots, never to be rebuilt.
Nebuchadnezzar never destroyed Tyre and the city flourished for
centuries. St. Jerome of the fourth century professed astonishment
at Ezekiel's prophecy failing so utterly.
sources ascribe to the early Pythagoreans, among them the
cosmographer Philolaus, belief in the moon being inhabited all over
by big, beautiful animals and plants. "The animals in their virtue
and energy are fifteen degrees superior to ours (and) emit nothing
excrementious." There was believed to be a danger of their
destruction by means of a weather catastrophe involving suffocation
in the glassified, cool water element of the moon-heaven. It is
suspected this cosmic catastrophe was being predicted to occur at
the end of a world period such as that found in Babylonian and
Indian religions. Even allowing an ambiguity of a few thousand years
for expiration, this prediction can be declared impossible by virtue
of the failure of the Greek system of teleological
3. "What retribution thou dost destine for the two
sides, O Wise One, by thy bright fire and by molten metal, give a
sign of it to souls, to bring harm to the wicked, advantage to the
just." Thus spoke Zarathustra (628-551 B.C.) in the Persian text
Yasna. Zarathustra was hoping for the imminent
transfiguration of the world, the renewal of existence. Good was to
totally triumph over evil by the will of Ahura Mazda. Zarathustra's
proclamation of imminent eschaton was among the first to depart from
the cosmic cycles predominant in preceding religions. Zarathustra
has been considered a contactee in Oahspe.
writers such a Pliny, Lydus, and Obsequens spoke of flying shields
and their aerial kin as portents of future evils and worldly
disorders. Joannes Lydus treats UFOs in prophetic terms in De
Ostentis. When they moved east to west it was said to foretell
"a future movement of the hated Parthians." North to south movements
5. Deferring to that faction of UFO
study that advocates the contactee status of Jesus, we enter him
because some theologians, especially those following the studies of
Albert Schweitzer, feel his prophecy that the Kingdom was "at hand"
was central to his ministry. Matthew 10:7. Its subsequent failure
prompted some interesting hedging by his disciples.
14, 1561. The Nuremberg Broadsheet illustrates a "dreadful
apparition" of crosses and rods and globes fighting vehemently among
themselves in the morning sky till they fell from the sun down upon
the earth where they burned and wasted away with immense smoke. Its
author warns against ridiculing these high signs or "God may send us
a frightful punishment on account of our ungratefulness." By this
reasoning, "the God-fearing will by no means discard these signs,
but will take it to heart as a warning of their merciful Father in
heaven, will mend their lives and faithfully beg God, that he avert
His wrath, including the well-deserved punishment, on us, so that we
may, temporarily here and perpetually there, live as His children."
The Nuremberg apparition would have been more timely had it preceded
that century's violence rather than follow it.
Swedenborg was strongly driven by a millenarian impulse that held
the Christian Church was due to be overthrown. He taught that the
Flood ended the Most Ancient Church and the Crucifixion ended the
Ancient Representative Church. The third judgment, prophesied by
Christ and foretold in Revelations, would usher in a new age. The
many evils of his age he catalogued in his Spiritual Diary
served to confirm to him his expectation of Apocalypse.
Swedenborg felt The Last Judgment occurred in 1757 in the world of
man's spirit, but the state of the mundane world admittedly had not
changed outwardly. Swedenborg has been credited with more material
prophecies such as the Stockholm fire of 1759, but these accounts
are not first-hand and have debatable worth.
8. November 17,
1896. One of the first sightings of the Airship Mystery includes a
comment by the operator of an airship that almost hits a tower on a
brewery. "We will get to San Francisco about half-past 12," was what
R.L. Lowery overheard. If they got there, nobody noticed. Sacramento
district attorney, Frank D. Ryan, surmised the signs and wonders
meant the advent of the millennium. A letter to the Stockton
Evening Mail a couple days later theorized whimsically, "It is
probable that in a short time (the Martian Lord Commissioner's)
ambassador will make a call on the President," but it was waiting
for McKinley to take charge of things.
9. April 9, 1897. An
encounter between James Southard and the occupants of an airship in
Nebraska reveals an intention to destroy the Spanish Navy within the
10. A.C. Clinton, alleging to be an airship inventor,
promises to appear before the directors of the Omaha
Trans-Mississippi Exhibition on April 17, 1897 and demonstrate his
craft. Similarly, guys descended from the ten lost tribes of Israel
in the North Pole area claimed they would appear at the Nashville
Exposition on June 18 and 19. This was according to Judge Love and
his fishing partner, Mr. Beatty of Waxachiw, Texas. Neither airship
11. The prophecy received from the
Virgin at Fatima contained an assurance World War 1 would end that
very day, October 13, 1917. Some accounts misreport the prophecy as
being about Communism.
12. Eros Urides, a Martian
communicating through a medium in 1920, predicted a great awakening
for the earth and promised communication with Mars and other planets
would be "realized in a short time."
13. During the
mediumship of George Valiantine a prophecy came through that the
Martians would get through to us before we got through to them. They
were saying, in the 20s, this would happen before long and,
incidentally, they were already trying to communicate with
14. Kenneth Arnold, after his sighting, received media
attention and got a call from a Texas preacher who was getting his
flock ready for the end of the world because the saucers were
harbingers of doomsday.
15. Reverend Lester Carlson, pastor
of a La Grande, Oregon tabernacle, was witness to a flying saucer on
June 27, 1947 and was led to predict the end of the world
16. M.F.S. Hehr, who was in contact with Venus, reports
saucers were manned by Atlanteans in training "for the salvage work
necessary in 1960." Persons and material must be collected for the
restart of civilization.
17. The national commander-in-chief
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Louis E. Starr, of Portland,
Oregon, revealed on July 5, 1947 he was momentarily expecting word
from Washington which would "help explain the discs." A telegram
concerning the "fleets of flying saucers" was due 3 p.m. EST, but it
apparently never arrived.
18. "Saucers were all a part of a
prophecy - one of the things man was to see and not understand,"
explained an elderly Negro man to Louisiana governor Jimmie H.
Davis. "The time was not distant when the world would know no
seasons - winter will come in summer, spring in fall, and fall in
spring - men will walk before they crawl, cotton will open before it
blooms, the watermelon will come before the vine. The governor
commented, "The watermelon thing I gotta see."
of the saucer craze in July 1947, Orson Welles said, "I'll bet ten
to one this will fizzle out." Newsweek also assigns them a
premature burial with an item titled "Broken Saucers." It lamented,
"As quickly as they had arrived, the saucers disappeared into the
limbo of all good hot weather stories."
20. Donald Keyhoe, in
his historically important article for True magazine in
January 1950 intimated we might get a surprise revelation like
contact by spacemen in 1950. Keyhoe also noted that since saucers
showed peak activity in July 1947 and July 1948, we could expect it
to peak again in July 1950. (No. It peaked in March that
21. March 9, 1950. Mexico's government newspaper El
Nacional quoted a Mexican scientist as saying his claim that
flying saucers carry visitors from Mars would be confirmed in the
22. "The official explanation may be imminent."
--Donald Keyhoe, 1950, in his book The Flying Saucers are
23. Mr. Silas Newton, infamous from the Scully
hoax, prognosticated that saucers soon would land on the Earth,
because they had nearly completed their survey. The date might be
winter 1950, or at least by the fall of 1951.
Another World Watching? was Gerald Heard's question titling one
of the first books to appear on the saucer mystery. Heard speculated
Martians were concerned our A-bombs might blast Earth into a cloud
of dust which would yield a nuclear winter on their world.
Inversely, they might also be concerned the bombs would accelerate
sunspot growth such that an X-ray summer would follow or even,
physics forbid, a nova.
25. In February 1951 Keyhoe predicted
an upswing in UFO activity for the spring of 1951 due to scheduled
atom bomb tests near Las Vegas, Nevada. (No.)
26. Lonzo Dove,
Chief Astronomer of the IFSB, advanced one of the droller claims of
having made a successful prediction. Dove was floating a Martian
launch theory derived from prior saucer sighting dates and charted a
1952 arrival date for the space armada between April 14 and 16. On
the 16th, Dove felt he had been vindicated when he photographed "a
huge cloud 30 miles in diameter and 15 miles up in the sky, a double
track a mile wide." He found added significance in the simultaneous
appearance of an "equally abnormal double cloud" hanging some 60 to
90 miles over a region of Mars.
27. Walter Winchell, the
columnist, announced on June 30, 1952 that "Scientist at Palomar
Observatory, California are supposed to have seen a 'space ship'
land in the Mojave Desert, in May last. Four persons stepped out,
took one look, and went off again. The U.S. Army may officially
announce it in the fall." (No.)
28. "Within the next few
days, they're going to blow up and you're going to have the
granddaddy of all UFO sightings. The sighting will occur in
Washington or New York - probably Washington." A few days later the
great Washington National flap began. The timing is indeed uncanny
and it has the impressive distinction of having been made to the
head of Project Blue Book. The scientist based this on a buildup of
UFO cases then happening on the East Coast. The scientist was
unnamed however because of security reasons. Nobody gets credit.
Funny how that works.
29. Writing for Look magazine in
1952, Donald Menzel put forward his mirage explanation for certain
UFO sightings and concluded triumphantly, "I believe these
experiments will eventually cause the saucer scare to vanish - most
appropriately into thin air, the region that gave birth to it." A
less sanguine colleague, Urner Liddel, penned remarks for the
Optical Society of America that proved better grounded. "I have no
delusions that all 'explanations' which may be given will stop the
flood of saucer stories. They are but facets of this stage of
history. People believe what they want to believe - not necessarily
what is true."
30. Readers responding to a major article in
Life magazine in the summer of 1952 gave editors the
impression that they were resigned to visitations from space and
they expected a landing momentarily.
31. In January 1953,
Edgar L. Plunkett predicted we were on the verge of a breathtaking
discovery with respect to saucers.
32. Between January 14-18,
1953 the Robertson Panel predicted UFO sightings would "increase
again this summer." (No.)
33. In April 1953, Albert K. Bender
editorializes on natural disasters he sees wreaking havoc and
predicts a pole shift may be due in 1953.
34. In July 1953
Edgar R. Jarrold, President of Australian Flying Saucer Bureau
suggested saucers occur in two-year cycles and might be connected to
Mars in some way. Because Mars would be even closer in future
oppositions, he said we should anticipate greater number of
sightings in 1954 (No) and 1956 (No). The years 1953 and 1955 should
be fairly light ones. (Yes & Yes) In fairness, 1954 saw a heavy
flap in France, but not here.
35. Max B. Miller of Flying
Saucers International interpreted Nostradamus as predicting for 1953
"A third world war will come to the world. A great ship from another
world of higher intelligence shall land and intervene."
Donald Keyhoe hoped his book Flying Saucers from Outer Space
would prepare Americans for the "final act of the saucer drama."
He termed 1954 a "possibly fateful year" in which Russians could
stage a mass A-bomb attack by paralyzing defense efforts with rumors
that alien machines were actually secret Red weapons.
E.R. Chamberlin, in his study AntiChrist and the Millennium
singles out the first contactee work, George Hunt Williamson's
The Saucers Speak, as a technological dispensation of the
millennial impulse. Telepathic communications with Saturn's tribunal
established "A new Golden Age is about to be ready to be born on the
earth." It was understood that a fleet of Martian spacecraft would
arrive in 1956. Chamberlin observes, "In the 1963 edition of the
book, the author speculated that the fleet may, in fact, have
arrived as promised - but in secret, a curious echo of Charles
Russell's belief that Christ arrived in 1874 -
38. The Yada proclaimed in 1953 that the discs
portend the expansion of the sun into a supernova, the heating and
crystallization of the understrata of the earth under increasing
cosmic radiation, and the forming of hollows in the
39. Three Men-in-Black told Albert K. Bender in
September 1953 that the U.S. Government would reveal the secret of
the UFOs in either 5 months or 4 years. A 1976 prediction by Bender
stating, "In 1977 something spectacular will take place involving
space" fared no better.
40. In 1953, a pair of miners
reasoned that since flying discs had appeared at Brush Creek,
California on April 20, May 20, and June 20, it might reappear on
July 20. John Black's June encounter had been so close he even saw
the pilot - a little guy dressed in green trousers, a tie, a jacket,
and a green cap. "He looked like someone who had never been out in
the sun much." A crowd of over 200 people assembled in anticipation.
It included cameramen from United Press Movietone and Telenews
Corporation and a pair of telepaths. Someone attributed the no-show
to bow-hunters being present.
41. Orfeo Angelucci's alien
friends were right about one thing: "There would be no mass
contacts." Promises that their next campaign would be "more
revealing than the one of 1952" seem less on target. Intelligence
about atomic warfare with Russia being imminent, success over cancer
arising, and Christ's reappearing soon can be deemed disinformation.
There are a great many other predictions offered up in Angelucci's
Million Year Prophecy. Those that have already expired
include a Grand Committee of the world's finest humans coming into
full flower by 1984, an exodus from an economically bust California
in 1984, a subsequent turnaround for California by '75, George
Wallace's Third Party becoming a might force by '72, the disproof of
evolution in '69 leading to its complete discrediting by 1999, and
lastly, the mystery of life and the mystery of Sleep being known by
42. July 28, 1954. Affa of Uranus passes along a
message through contactee Francis Swan indicating, "This earth is
really going to end as stated in the Holy Bible around
43. In October 1954, James Moseley announced "The
Flying Saucer Mystery - Solved." He had in his possession
irrefutable documented evidence from a high official source solving
the saucer saga. He promised it would "be presented in full in the
November issue" of his publication Saucer News. In the next
issue however he apologized and revealed only he was not permitted
to publish the information and would not elaborate why. Eventually
it did appear. In the June-July 1956 issue the solution was finally
unveiled. Saucers were built by the "The Organization" - a
super-secret group entirely separate from the U.S. Government. Their
mission: "absorbing excess radioactivity in our
44. Easily the best account of a failed
prediction concerns the saga of Dr. Charles A Laughead and Mrs.
Dorothy Martin that was chronicled in the famed sociological study
When Prophecy Failed. It tells of the reception of a prophecy
from Sananda of the planet Clarion. Chicago would be flooded at dawn
on December 21, 1954. A great tilting of the American continent
would follow it. Other continents would variously submerge or rise
up. A group of believers in these teachings were to be picked up
some time before the cataclysm. Phone calls from a Captain Video
informed them the pickup time would be 4 P.M. on the 17th. These and
other predictions never came to pass. "The cataclysm was stayed by
the hand of the God of Earth." That excuse was a bit too pat for
some believers and they left. Others stayed and stepped up their
proselytizing efforts. Not one new convert was made however and
circumstances caused a dispersal of the band of disciples. While the
sociologists were correct in predicting increased proselytizing,
their expressing a faith that the group would have grown under the
publicity they received had not circumstances intervened, hints that
the absence of converts ran counter to their
45. By his own account, Aime Michel, in the
spring of 1954, correctly predicted a wave would occur at the end of
that summer. He then predicted a new wave would occur in eastern
Europe or the Middle East near the end of 1956. (No)
George Adamski's aliens suggested they were foretold by ancient
prophecy as a sign of deliverance. His aliens acclaimed the approach
of a Cosmic Age for the Earth, but they also warned a drastic tilt
of the earth "could happen at any moment" and change the face of the
planet. They were concerned this would alter the lanes in which they
travel through space. In his final book, Adamski berates in no mealy
terms the landing prophecies and evacuation promises of "phoney"
contactees and attributes these "dubious" psychic messages to
47. Aliens informed George van Tassel
that the explosion of the hydrogen bomb would "extinguish life on
this planet." There was a clarification after this failed to happen
that only the detonation of a "true" hydrogen bomb would do this.
Bombs using deuterium and tritium isotopes didn't count.
George Hunt Williamson, in Other Worlds - Other Flesh,
indicates an event his space friends call the "Great Telling" must
be getting close. On that day, millions of citizens would know
"beyond the shadow of a doubt" that aliens exist because every
device capable of receiving a message, from phones to radios, would
be made to give their announcement of intent. It was going to happen
soon because weird events in Canada proved they were running tests
on earth equipment. These events consisted of radios turning
themselves on and off, phones ringing with no one on the line, and
automobile gauges that go wild - except when at the garage for
49. Based on theories that saucers levitate through
the action of sound, Desmond Leslie predicted that with more jets
crashing through the sound barrier "soon an entire house will be
raised and put down in another site." After authorities investigate
this, science would soon be "well on the path to Adeptship in the
50. Harold T. Wilkins wrote in August 1955, "We
cannot for one moment doubt that the artificial earth satellite to
be launched within two years - by the United States and/or Soviet
Russia - will definitely establish the existence of space ships in
our atmosphere." Wilkins also hints that a Martian "Death Ceiling"
is meant to prevent future lunar and interplanetary voyages by
51. August 30, 1955. David Ankenbrandt was
given one week to deliver a message to the government. "If there
were any more wars here, 'they' would have to take over." He did not
deliver it, even after he received a second visit emphasizing the
matter. Blue Book found out anyway and, as the kid feared, they
dismissed him as a head case.
52. December 25, 1955. "The
next war, if fought, will be on American soil. America will be
destroyed, then civilization all over the world will be destroyed,"
according to Bucky of Venus.
53. If free will does not prove
our undoing, mankind will culminate his evolution by attaining the
age of light and life wherein mortals will experience final fusion
with divine Adjusters. This will take place in the safety of
Morontia temples that can withstand the blazing glory that consumes
and obliterates the physical body. Afterwards, evolution will
proceed unto yet higher levels till the superuniverses settle into
light and life and the totality of the grand universe will be
perfected and its finite destiny fulfilled in the achievements of
life, harmony, beauty, truth, and goodness. A Mighty Messenger
temporarily assigned to Earth's Archangel Council says that after
this most profound occurrence in the annals of eternity "There are
those who hold the Supreme Being himself will emerge from the Havona
mystery enshrouding his spirit person and will become residential on
the headquarters of the seventh superuniverse as the almighty and
experiential sovereign of the perfected creation of time and space."
The timescale implied by the Urantia Book presumably forbids
calling this a miss in our lifetime or in billions of years, but
every consumer knows if it sounds too good to be true, it probably
54. Truman Bethurum jotted down some impressions he
received during his visits with the people of Clarion. These include
the absence of atomic wars, a return to the soil via small farms and
country estates, and the disappearance of class with equality for
all. These are arguably correct in a small, measured degree, but
there were other predictions much farther off the mark. Political
partisanship was to disappear but did not. The third new President
was to be female but was not. Battleships andbombers were not
obsolete by 1980. Nations were not eager to settle their differences
Building for destruction multiplied horribly rather
than ceased in the decades after Bethurum's contact. Space travel
was to proceed after the elimination of greed, class, and race
hatred. Lastly, and tragically, Bethurum was wrong in predicting the
five-year-olds of 1955 would not have to carry guns into battle when
they grew up. Vietnam happened.
55. "I wouldn't want to
hazard a guess as to what the final outcome of the UFO investigation
will be, but I am sure that within a few years there will be a
proven answer." When Edward J. Ruppelt of Project Blue Book began,
he was still divided over whether that answer would be the ETH or
the "It's All Nonsense" theory. Eventually he entered the latter
camp and warned that until we actually meet up with spacefolk,
"we're stuck with our Space Age Myth - the UFO." He also predicted
"Project Blue Book will live on." Blue Book is no longer with us
though, in fairness, it did survive over a decade after Ruppelt
wrote that. Whether there was a proven answer depends on whom you
56. Gray Barker, in They Knew Too Much about
Flying Saucers, included Hugh Brown's theory that cosmic ray
bombardment directed at the North Pole was melting the polar ice cap
that might yield a poleshift cataclysm.
57. Waveney Girvan
predicted reports would continue, maybe increase, and yield more
believers (Yes) In time it will turn into a landslide (Yes). A
stream of books or, less likely, a landing in Hyde Park may
gradually sway timorous scientists. They won't affect our behavior
(Yes). They may bring a revolution in our transportation
58. Rolf Telano, engineer or whatever, predicted on
January 23, 1956 that "some great catastrophe is likely to take
place very soon." The magnitude and nearness are uncertain, but
there would be relatively severe loss of life and property. It would
manifest as a series of natural calamities like earthquakes and
floods caused by ethereal stresses generated by atomic experiments
and certain mental attitudes.
59. In Morris K. Jessup's
ufological study of the bible, a large section is devoted to a
reinterpretation of the 13th chapter of Mark. To Jessup it
prophesied the coming of a shining powerful Mothership that will
rescue the remnants of those who survive a cataclysm that might be
either a pole shift, a meteor bombardment, or atomic holocaust. They
would live for a time after this event in celestial regions. Jessup
finds signs of the endtime in contemporary thermonuclear devastation
by assigning its identity to the earthquakes in divers places
mentioned by Mark. Developing a line of logic presuming Christ's
prescience, Jessup figures "if we have a margin of about a
generation in which to anticipate destruction, then we can say
roughly that something should be expected within a thirty year
period starting sometime during the postwar decade. Should we say
then, between 1950 and 1980?"
60. June 16, 1956. Jaoa de
Freitas Guimares is taken on a brief hop through space chauffeured
by two tall aliens. They arranged to meet again on August 12, 1957.
The appointment was not kept.
61. "Will they perform cruel
experiments with us, to see what makes us tick? ...This may sound
frightening, terrifying, and unbelievable, but it may be part of
your Incredible Future." Criswell, New York Enquirer, October
22, 1956. Did Criswell foresee the abduction phenomenon? That's
62. In the waning years of his life, Wilhelm Reich
believed he was involved in a war being waged from outer space with
deadly orgone energy. The environment was drying and dying and he
declared seeing far and wide a DOR emergency. "Complete destruction
of the globe of mother earth looms on the horizon of the
63. In the May/June 1957 Flying Saucer Review
someone expresses the opinion there is credence in the possibility
"that authorities may shortly announce that saucers exist and that
they consider them hostile."
64. August 20, 1957. A lone
sentry tried to draw on a disc but the gun stuck in his holster. A
voice reveals they are concerned over man's use of atomic energy and
would establish contact shortly.
65. "This is the year that
the American people shall begin to thoroughly understand these
Ophanim, or flying saucers, as the world would like to call them." -
H.R.H. Mystikita Fa Sennta, High Priestess of the Helien Temple,
66. Dino Kraspedon's alien contacts from Ganymede and
Io revealed plans to study the effects of a monstrous celestial body
that would soon become visible and catastrophically join our solar
system towards the end of the century. Survivors would peacefully
set up a new millennium under the light of two suns.
first contact account after Sputnik was turned in by Reinhold O.
Schmidt; the infamous contactee who would eventually be convicted of
fraud in association with the promotion of quartz that saturnians
claimed had healing properties. In the first meeting with Schmidt
they spoke of planned satellite launches and warned "the first two
will never leave the ground and the third will go up, but won't send
back much data." Schmidt, writing in 1959, claimed this prophecy was
proved. The nation will never forget the embarrassment of the
Vanguard TV-3 blowing up on the launch pad on December 6, 1957. The
second launch on January 31, 1958 however successfully put into
orbit Explorer 1. It lived longer than later Explorer satellites and
is not regarded as a disappointment by history. The third launch,
TV-3B, flew 57 seconds before breaking up. What is curious about
this affair is why Schmidt did not phony up his tale to be more
68. "Do you want to see a flying
saucer?" the unusual stranger asked John Whitworth in his shop in
Bedfordshire, England. John was game and drove to an isolated spot
he was directed to. He was not disappointed. A year goes by and the
unusual guy turns up again. This time Whitworth gets a convoy of
pressmen to come with him to the spot on December 2, 1957. Nothing.
An anonymous call explains he should not have brought a
69. August 3, 1958. Necoma of Jupiter warns Americans
by ham radio that they must stop hydrogen and atom bomb tests
because they will eventually cause the entire solar system to blow
70. A warning of imminent attack by Venusians was relayed
to UFO groups and VIPs around the world. All nuclear weapons and
atomic energy plants would be destroyed. A world republic would be
set up. For money you get a position in the new government. Karl
Mekis, Venus Security Commissar and ex-Gestapo agent amassed
$300,000 selling survival kits and graft. Postponements were issued
and Mekis ended up serving time on 17 counts of fraud.
little group at Point Reyes Station, California headed by an
amusing, yet frightening dark-haired female believed
extraterrestrials would transform their Inverness meetinghouse into
a flying saucer when the world ended on April 22, 1959. The group
inspired Phil Dick to write his novel Confessions of a Crap
72. Richard Hall disclosed a scientific
evaluation of UFO flaps suggested that UFOs came from Venus. Expect
a flap in June 1959. (No)
73. Margit Mustapa did some
dictation for a Venusian Brother around 1958 that revealed the Earth
was "destined to become a sacred planet." The process would take
some decades and would involve elimination of the self-pride of
mankind. Thought reading would have to become common as well. One
prediction now testable was that the children of her time would
become representatives of a "new race" that would bring in a culture
founded on fourth-dimensional thinking. To the extent this was
connected with the inner man and his growth, it was arguably a
correct prediction. To the extent these new age individuals should
have felt increased spiritual speed and velocity in a vortex of
radioactive love calling from the planet Venus, it appears certainly
wrong. A later prediction that Mustapa relayed from Saint Germane
also seems wrong: "An immediate release from the evil powers will be
introduced during the Xmas time of 1959."
world-famous psychologist Carl Jung wrote his book Flying
Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Sky as a warning
that UFOs signaled the end of the Age of Pisces, i.e. the era of
Christianity, and the changing of the "gods" attendant with a
long-lasting transformation of the collective psyche that would lead
to the Age of Aquarius. Well there was the Sixties radicalism and
the death of god theology fad, but they were short-lived and
Christianity seems firmly entrenched in American society now even as
UFO belief continues as strong as ever.
75. Ray Stanford
falls unconscious and a voice speaks through him. "Have your cameras
ready: we are going to give you an opportunity in broad daylight to
film extraterrestrial craft in the skies over Corpus Christi within
eight days." Six days later, two cameras run by Stanford and a
friend do manage to capture an image of an UFO or UFOs that they
sight from Corpus Christi on the afternoon of July 29, 1959. The
image on the films however lacks any identifiable structure because
the UFO is too far away. Some opportunity. Next time, don't call us,
we'll call you.
76. In an emergency transmission from Master
Aetheius to the Space Scientists of Earth, we were warned our
behavior was being closely watched. "Throw a bomb in to the Serene
Face of the Moon, Earth, and you, will die!" Ranger flights and
Apollo boosters have been deliberately crashed into the Moon without
apparent retaliation. More benevolently, they acclaimed, "The time
when a great beam of Understanding and Transmuting Light, which will
be thrown deep into the foul, black, cancerous growth (of great
conspirators from the centre of the Earth) is shortly due to
77. Dr. George Marlo had his secretary Ottmar Kaub
send invitations to Jack Benny, Jack Paar, Arthur Godfrey, Art
Linkletter, Long John Nebel, Gray Barker, and Ray Palmer for an
all-star excursion in an alien vessel sometime in early 1960. The
trip was later rescheduled and eventually canceled.
Beings from a pure crystal Venus reveal to Ralph Lael in 1962 that
man is on the verge of splitting the electron. Correct!
Electron-positron annihilation is now a common research tool in
nuclear physics. Lael spoiled the feat however by adding "When he
completes the process he could start a chain reaction that will blow
up the whole planet." Venusians said it happened once before when
mankind used superweapons while on Pewam.
79. Richard Ogden
passed along some predictions he received in mental communication
with a scientist on Neptune. One includes the information the
President would die in the first term. The President would be either
Stevenson or Nixon. When Kennedy received the nomination, Ogden
revised this to involve Kennedy. This becomes almost interesting,
but is diluted further by the failure of his other predictions like
the beginning of World War 3 in West Germany in 1966.
Using the theory that Martians time their arrivals with respect to
the oppositions of Mars, Harry Lord of the Tynesdale UFO Society
predicted flaps would occur in late '62/early '63 (No), early '65
(No), late '67 (Yes), late '69 (Way No!), and a large peak in late
'72 (No). This looks worse than chance expectation.
Sinatra, the Mystic barber of Brooklyn, revealed during a February
4, 1962 demonstration that if the Peoples of the World would not
unite within 90 days "terrible destructive forces" would be released
and probably lead to the toppling of the U.N. Building by his
invisible army of Martians.
82. Daniel Fry's aliens
indicated it would be at least 4 years before they adapted to our
environment, but they added a loophole that existing political
tensions would have to be eased before they made a mass landing. Fry
to have correctly predicted the youth revolt of the sixties, but his
Curve of Development mistakenly had the high school students of 1963
standing on the surfaces of Mars and Venus before they were
83. Gary Wilcox, a dairy farmer in Newark Valley, New
York encountered two UFO beings on April 24, 1964 who mentioned that
astronauts Glenn and Grissom would die of exposure in space within
one year. Quite wrong, but John Keel adds an annotation that Yuri
Gagarin died exactly 3 years later on the date of the encounter.
Grissom died in the Apollo launch pad fire of 1967. John Glenn
remains alive as I write in 1998 with word he would fly on a Space
84. February 21, 1965. The Toba tribe of
Argentina/Paraguay's Frontier at Chalas performed a sun-worshipping
ceremony for halo-enveloped entities. A voice tells them not to
fear. The Space People would soon reveal themselves to Earthmen and
bring peace to the world.
85. July 21, 1965. Felipe Martinez
was told by a little Martian they would soon reveal themselves to
people everywhere and they return for him and his family on December
3, 1965 before burning up our planet for not accepting their
existence. The story purportedly started a large wave of reports
that 'They' would invade Earth on that date.
86. Two parties
of students from Mexico City were taken to a space station in August
1965. The extraterrestrials told them they would make a mass landing
in October 1965 and make a peaceful conquest to teach man how to use
the power of creative thought effectively.
87. Raymond Fowler
tells an amusing anecdote associated with the Exeter incidents.
People had been gathering for UFO watching at an UFO site and an
officer of the military finally decided to put this folly to rest by
proving to them that they were simply watching reflections of light
from Pease AFB. He joined the crowd and radioed the base to turn the
lights on. After a brief wait, he repeated the order. The base
informed him the lights were on. Oooops. Fetridge's
Law strikes again.
88. "I think our solar system is drifting
through space on a collision course with a large body of matter,
mostly hydrogen, in a very rarified state. I estimate this mass to
be about 330 times that of our sun and about 150,000 times the
diameter of our solar system. Within this embryonic star there is
bound to be quite a collection of cosmic debris; and if we are due
to pass through the middle of it we shall be in for a pretty tough
time...increased solar activity...increase in
temperature...earthquakes...general change in topography" --Anthony
89. Arthur Shuttlewood indicates that prophecies
about the end of the world are being reexamined and reinterpreted
and the day of revelation may come between April 1966 and the end of
90. Frank Edwards, author of the popular Flying
Saucers-Serious Business, wrote in 1966 "the Overt Landing or
deliberate contact cannot be far away. If we have indeed gone
through 6 phases in 19 years - then the final phase would seem to be
due in the next 2 or 3 years - or it could come tomorrow..." In his
1967 sequel Flying Saucers-Here and Now he intimated
"ultimate contact with the UFOs is possibly imminent - or probably
imminent" and suggested that astronaut transmissions are
tape-delayed because "it would make good sense for the UFOs to
contact our astronauts in orbit."
91. Coral E. Lorenzen
warned in the 1966 book Flying Saucers-The Startling Evidence of
the Invasion from Outer Space, "The UFO problem embodies an
urgency which defies expression. Certainly procrastination is no
solution. To leave matters as they are would indicate we are anxious
to relearn the bitter lessons of history: Billy Mitchell - Maginot -
Pearl Harbor - and so on." In the sequel there is a slightly less
ominous prediction: "If UFO events continue as they have in the past
year, it should be evident before the end of 1968 just what the UFOs
92. In his Project B 1966, John Keel was also
emboldened by the heady atmosphere of the flap then ongoing to write
how "altogether these thousand of reports mount up to an alarming
picture. Perhaps they indicate that the UFOs are now engaged in a
massive final stage of operations." Next year, he also wrote, "The
final solution, however, will never come from the Air Force or the
government but will be delivered by the UFOs themselves. That day
may not be far off."
93. James McDonald predicted the UFO
issue "is soon going to blow wide open" to Jim Hughes in 1966.
McDonald was even gathering references for a post-breakthrough
nose-thumbing of exobiologists who had slighted the UFO problem.
T.H. Hoult, head of sociology at Phoenix, predicted McDonald's
interest in UFOs, and the saucer craze itself, would soon wane and
McDonald would wonder why he ever became involved.
think that 1967 may well be a vital year in respect of the UFO
enigma." Dr. John Cleary-Baker.
95. Case 19 - The Condon
Report: "A project investigator was at the site of a predicted UFO
landing. The UFO landing did not occur." Condon took a fancy to this
one guy's claim that he was in telepathic communication with
extraterrestrials and decided to play out the invitation in the best
scientific tradition. He claimed 'they' would land in Utah's
Bonneville Salt Flats at 11 a.m. on April 15, 1967. Condon
dispatched committee member Wadsworth along with several patrolmen
and a brass band to the scene and had them wait for the arrival. To
insure 'they' had not confused Mountain and Pacific Time Zones, the
group even waited an extra hour. It rained at Noon. They left 12:30.
We thank Condon for this replication, as should all good
96. In the spring of 1967, a communication from
planet Ummo indicated an Ummite spaceship would land at a place
outside Madrid, Spain, pick up some of their contacts, and take them
to their planet. Witnesses are said to have seen an UFO and
photographed it at the predicted time. The photos however were
hoaxed and the alleged many witnesses were anonymous or untraceable.
In the Nineties, the whole Ummo affair was confessed to be a
97. An entity named Karne contacted Arthur Shuttlewood
and predicted that trouble would soon erupt in the Middle East. Some
would mistake this as a sign of World war 3, which it would prove
not to be. War between the Arabs and the Jews broke out a few days
later, in June 1967. Another prediction, cast-iron, was that there
would aerial manifestations in late October to make disbelievers sit
up and take notice. That they did. They ridiculed the sighting of
flying crosses at the end of that month. Karne also warned
Shuttlewood not to buy into a prophecy being made by Interplanetary
Masters that the first minute of of the first hour of Christmas 1967
would be of momentous importance to our planet. Rumor said it would
be the Second Coming. Karne announced, "Christ, the Alpha and Omega
of our Solar system, will arrive not later than 1975 and possibly
before the end of 1972." Shuttlewood concluded, "By the end of 1974,
at latest, my humble guess is that many amazing things will come to
In a sequel, Shuttlewood meets two Visitors, Joab and
Micah, who prophesy a spiritual war of Purification which would be
signaled by the Sun rising with a grey halo. This would bring about
the Complete destruction of the earth or usher in a New Age. Other
events at Warminster cause Shuttlewood to speculate the Awakening
would involve a confusion of tongues (ala Tower of Babel) as
normalized hydrogen streams through a breach in the Van Allen belts
and cause human to squawk like Donald Duck. It would also cause
blackouts, the befouling of water, and the stilling of autos. An
outflowing of Cosmic consciousness during the adaptation to the new
state of affairs would make it all a vibrantly joyous event. The
wake up call was scheduled for 1974-5, but the broader impression he
got was that "1971-1980 will be a momentous decade for Man on
98. John Keel's extraordinary odyssey through the UFO
phenomenon climaxes in a series of prophecies related by contactees
and purportedly originating from an entity named Apol. The style and
atmosphere of Keel's books cannot be captured by mere iteration of
the events reported by him. One feels like a vandal trying to offer
a summary like the following chronology, but it would be a greater
crime not to include some sort of account of so important an example
of this phenomenon.
May 1967: Silent contactees predict giant
June 5, 1967: A massive power failure occurs in
the Northeast USA. Its scope is less than the 1965 Blackout.
19: Apol predicts things will get more serious in the Middle East.
The Pope will go there on a peace mission and be knifed to death.
Then, the Anti-Christ will rise up out Israel. Apol adds the Vatican
would send food and aid to refugees.
June 21: Keel hears by way
of another ufologist that a famous newsman in the Midwest would soon
June 23: Frank Edwards, a newscaster and author of two
flying saucer books, dies of heart failure in Indiana.
The Vatican announces they are sending assistance to war victims.
Apol and others step up their warnings about the Pope. They add a
man in a black suit with a black knife would attack him in an
airport. More predictions warn of impending plane crashes and Robert
Kennedy being in grave danger.
Also in June: In the wake of '67
Blackout, there is a warning a yet bigger power failure would
happen. This would be followed by natural catastrophes. New York
City would slide into the Ocean on July 2. Rumors spread and
hardware stores sell out of candles and flashlights. Keel, himself,
stocks up on water.
July 2: Nothing.
July 20: The Vatican
announces the Pope will visit Turkey. Contactees date his
assassination for the 26th. They add it would be preceded by an
earthquake and followed by three days of darkness.
July 22: A
deadly earthquake hits Turkey.
July 25: The Pope lands in
July 26: The Pope leaves Istanbul. The visit is without
incident. Keel however does see UFOs on this date. Ha-ha-ha.
Undaunted, Apol and company predicts a new big event for December
15. They also predict the dollar would be devalued (No), Red China
would join the U.N. (Yes), and Keel would move to a New York
apartment on the ground floor. They also foretell a terrible
disaster on the Ohio River - people will die. They imply a plant
will blow up. With time, details of the December 15 event fill in.
Space people would time a countrywide blackout to happen the moment
Lyndon Johnson lit the White House Xmas tree. Considering this the
sort of thing those perverse aliens would do for yuks, Keel buys
into this prediction, albeit warily, and prepares for a
October: "Hopi and Navaho Indians will make headlines
shortly before Xmas."
December 16-26: There is a rescue effort to
help Southwest Indian reservations hit by a snowstorm. Among them
are Navaho and Hopi.
December 15: LBJ throws the switch.
Immediately comes news that a bridge along the Ohio River has
collapsed during rush hour. Keel had crossed that bridge many times
in the past. People died.
December 17: The Prime Minister of
Australia goes for a swim in rough surf and his body vanishes. This
was predicted, says Keel.
December 18: An Air Force jet plows
into a Tucson shopping center. Keel indicates this was predicted the
day before. (This is incorrectly dated in his account as December
Undated: An unprecedented event is scheduled for December
24. A great light will appear in the sky and then...
June 6, 1968: Robert Kennedy
November 27, 1970: A man dressed in black and
wielding a kris, a black knife, attacks the Pope in an airport. Not
Istanbul: Manila International Airport. Benjamin Mendoza AMR Flores,
a surrealist painter, was outfitted in a priest's cossack to do the
deed. An art critic commented that Flore's art was contrived, but
betrayed no madness. Those familiar with Keel's concept of
reprogrammed humans doing things in the name of the phenomenon may
be puzzled to find Flores had no voices in his head egging him on.
His act was in opposition to hypocrisy and superstition - an act of
ideology. On September 2 of that same year an individual who had
been hearing voices in his head did attack the Pope, but with
Keel interprets all this as some sort of perverse game to
lure people in and then make them appear foolish when they have
people's attention. Acceptable, but one could alternatively
interpret this pattern as a working out of Fetridge's Law. It is
always the most important events that fail to live up to
99. Fourth grade students in Roosevelt, Utah
are playing with a Ouija board and are informed that a flying saucer
would appear above Roosevelt Hospital at 8 p.m. on February 23,
1967. On the scheduled evening, the children of Clyde McDonald's
family rush outside to keep the appointment and run back inside.
It's out there. The parents confirm there is indeed a big orange
ball of light in the southeast over the hospital. It was the talk of
the school the next day as many of the other fourth grader saw it,
too. Several other people are documented as having seen the round
light traveling in a south to north direction over Roosevelt. An
orange ball may not be a flying saucer, but this still seems to be a
impressive sounding success given the multiple witness status, the
specificity of the predicted time, and the lack of an obvious source
of misinterpretation (Hoax balloon?). As Frank Salisbury point, "the
really perplexing thing" is that the prediction came from a bunch of
kids playing with a Ouija board. "What can a non-superstitious
twentieth century scientist say about this?" Perhaps it is precisely
because no important person would ever take such a prediction
seriously that this particular prediction came to pass.
In August 1967, an unnamed American researcher of note was promised
he would get the Nobel Prize in 1972 for a cure for cancer the
aliens would give him. He nearly suffered a nervous breakdown before
he wised up to the fact that this was not going to happen. He
subsequently dropped out of the field.
101. Knud Weiking,
with friends, built a lead-lined bomb shelter preparatory to a
holocaust scheduled for December 24, 1967 by a space entity named
102. "The growing UFO problem must be solved in 1968
or the explosive situation of unidentified flying objects may easily
get out of control and reap a real disaster beyond all imagination,"
according to saucer researcher George D. Fawcett.
103. In a
pair of whimsical notes to Scientist magazine, Walter F.
Cannon offered this prediction: "Since William Dunbar had square
UFOs, and we have round UFOs, the next step would seem to be
triangles. If NASA would only make our spacecraft a little
pointier...we may not have to wait for the twenty-first century."
Later he wrote, "I still believe triangles are the coming thing,
although my reasoning, being more Freudian than documentable, is not
such to convince a skeptical astronomer. The Space Shuttle conforms
to Dunbar's requirement of a pointier spacecraft. Oddly this
prediction seems to be coming true. The Grand Boomerang of March
1983 was a well-publicized early example and more recently a flap in
Belgium starred triangular craft. They do seem to be much more
numerous than when Cannon wrote his note.
104. Larry Klein, a
researcher believing fallen angels are behind the UFO phenomenon,
issued 12 predictions based on his analysis of the Bible - an
analysis we might fruitfully note included the identification of
Satan as a gynecologist. Several involved UFOs The U.S. would soon
capture saucers and their fallen Angels would be shown to be
non-human and in top government positions. By 1983 there was to be a
Landing en masse near Egypt and by 1984 Archangel Michael would
battle Satan in saucers. Even sooner, five saucers would land at the
U.N. His other predictions fared equally badly, such as Reagan
quitting in 1968, Romney becoming President, and the star "Wormwood
falling from the skies onto the
Earth before 1972."
"At the very least we appear to be on the verge of exciting new
discoveries about the atmosphere around us. We may even be on the
threshold of initial contact with other civilizations in space. The
'signs in the sky' may portend another great intellectual
revolution, one that leads to a fascinating new perspective on man's
relationship to other forms of life in the universe." Richard Hall,
106. Arthur Shuttlewood warns, "It may well be that the
central core, the very heart of our planet, has outlived its
usefulness...The ball is tired, exhausted, growing fearfully hot and
threatening to explode...fiery shockwaves would absolutely wreck the
soft 'outer casing,' bursting through the weaker fabric and
decimating all life thereon."
107. "Saucers End" Time
January 19, 1969.
108. April 3, 1969. Jacques Vallee
learns from a friend that Jerome Clark has become so convinced that
an extraterrestrial invasion is imminent that has he been driven
close to a breakdown.
109. Judgment Day was due to commence
November 22, 1969 according the entity named Ox-Ho. It would involve
a series of cataclysms that would culminate in the tilting of the
earth's axis. The contactees, Light Affiliates, claim Judgment Day
did take place as scheduled, but they frankly admit they
misinterpreted the messages about the world's collapse.
John A. Rimmer, in a 1969 Merseyside UFO Bulletin, offered a
prognostication of the UFO scene for the Seventies. The bulk of his
predictions were of the 'more of the same thing' character such as
his pronouncement "the Great Revelation will not take place in the
Seventies." These were all admirably correct. The only error was
foreseeing the possible advent of professionals taking over the
scientific side of ufology and maybe the evolution of an UFO journal
which would be "known, respected and contributed by a wide
scientific community, not just ufologists."
111. In a paper
for the AAAS symposium on UFOs between December 26 and 27, 1969
Donald Menzel offered, "I do predict however a continued decline of
public interest in UFOs The people seem to have taken up a new
cause: Astrology...I further predict that scientists of the 21st
century will look back on UFOs as the greatest nonsense of the 20th
century." The decline he saw was only temporary and the comment on
astrology seems dubious.
112. Robert Kepley, a frequent
observer of UFOs, predicted UFOs would intensify as the years go
back. Other mysterious activity would occur including violent
physical and spiritual changes. Taking a scriptural perspective, he
believed the time had come for the lord to gather his "remnant"
scattered across the Earth.
113. John Busby, a British
lecturer on the occult, said large-scale landings could be expected
as early as 1970.
114. The Interplanetary Parliament warns
that a tremendous bomb will be exploded during an underground test.
The power will be so mighty that the earth's crust will be cracked.
This will create enormous natural disaster. The polar ice caps will
melt and whole continents will be drowned under the raging waves.
Those of the Aetherius Society will hole up on their sanctified
peaks and await the arrival of spaceships from the Universal
115. In May 1971, Alan Vaughan predicted a
spacecraft "in the shape of the sun" and "controlled by some form of
super-intelligence" would land on the Earth before 1976.
Paul Solem once seemed to have some success contacting UFOs and
having them appear before crowds. Venusians promised four major
demonstrations to Solem. "This one will be in broad daylight and
we'll have reporters and cameramen from the big networks so there
won't be any questions any longer." One of the faithful added, "This
is the greatest event in the entire solar system." 1500 people,
including newsmen, assembled Easter 1971 for the landing of the
extraterrestrials. When they failed to appear, Solem blamed
bulldozers on the landing site. He canceled the other three
117. The happy people of the utopian world of
Lanulos, located close to the galaxy of Ganymede, had not landed yet
because they feared they might have to kill earthfolk should the
government refuse to let them leave. Why take chances? Even so,
Woodrow Derenberger assured us "before long" scientists would have
to tell the truth about UFOs for "they will eventually land among us
and make themselves known to all." Information about Saturn being
bowl-shaped and the rings simply being rainbows shining off its ice
does not seem to have been confirmed by Voyager
118. In December 1971, NICAP predicted there
would be a flap in 1972. Reports were increasing and researchers had
found a five-year cycle in UFO records. In March 1973, their UFO
Investigator boasted in headlines "1972 Upholds Five-Year
Cycle." In small print however you would have discovered 1972 had
152 reports compared to 137 in 1971. Such an increase can only be
termed trivial and absolutely not a valid indication of a flap. Just
how trivial was demonstrated later when a true wave surged forth in
1973. Their November headline implicitly accepted the cycle was
broken: "First Flap in Six Years Resurrects UFOs as National
119. "The Eternal Subject - the continuing saga
of the flying saucers - is now reaching a momentous stage. There are
signs we are near a denouement." Brinsley LePoer Trench,
120. In 1972, the Universal Party, claiming contact
with space brothers, said there would be an intervention by 1976 and
their candidate would probably win.
121. In June 1973, Uri
Geller held out the possibility of much greater contact with
extraterrestrials in the following three years. Andijah Puharich is
told by Geller's Intelligence in the Sky, a.k.a. IS, to prepare for
a mass landing. "It may be some years or sooner...Many, many
thousands of people will see us. At a later date, they hedge, "But
the landings might be invisible, and only visible to you." The
landings, you see, are only meant to charge up the
122. Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman believe the UFO
myth is saying man is on the brink of catastrophe because our age
has denied him belief in the magical and wonderful. "If this balance
is not soon restored, the UFO myth tells us, nature will have its
way. The collective unconscious, too long repressed, will burst
free, overwhelm the world, and usher in an era of madness,
superstition and terror - with all their sociopolitical
accouterments: war, anarchy, fascism." Well, the accouterments part
is pretty clearly wrong. Fascism has been in blatant decline,
anarchy seems confined to places like Bosnia, and warfare has been
of a historically unusual limited variety. Whether one considers the
world more mad and superstitious is hard to put into objective
measures, but it smacks of moralizing rather than a serious
123. Edward Ben Elson, a Madison, Wisconsin
lawyer, predicted Comet Kohoutek would flood our planet with
petroleum. The comet was actually a spaceship and 144,000 persons
would be taken aboard. Elson was appointed as agent in order to sell
1,000 tickets ranging in price from $10 to $100. This assignment was
given to him by a "beautiful black angel encapsulated in a glow of
pure light." The other 143,000 were delivered to Elson for temporary
storage in ten-bushel baskets. They had miniaturized down to an inch
in height. Embarkation was set for December 24. The media ate the
story up. This was one of a delightful string of stunts "Crazy Ed"
had played over the years. Among these was his nude candidacy for
mayor, the banana-shaped universe theory, and the Disciples of Aten
cult. It openly planned a heist of King Tut's rings in order to
activate Cheop's pyramid to create a Messiah possessed and
illuminated by alien energy. He also sent an Algerian double of
himself to a Real People celebration that involved a story they did
on him once. Dick Gregory, the comedian, rightly called Elson's
Kohoutrek apocalypse tale "Brilliant...In illusion and imagination
this is real...beautiful."
124. William K. Hartmann, one of
the Condon committee members, observed after the AAAS UFO Symposium,
"In view of the growing popularity of television science fiction
serials, and soon to be published evidence from mariner 9 that Mars
was once more clement in the past, one might anticipate a resurgence
of UFO interest by the date of this book's publication." David M.
Jacobs berated Hartmann for failing to build a scientific thesis to
justify this slight to ufology. Jacobs leaves unsaid the momentous
aspect of Hartmann's prediction that prompted this fatuous remark.
1973 saw a massive UFO wave and Hartmann's prediction actually came
to pass and it was his only prediction: A 100% success rate. This is
unique. Hartmann had no duty to construct a thesis and, had the
prediction failed, nobody would have cared about how he reasoned
125. "We predict that by 1975, the government will
release definitive proof that extraterrestrials are watching us."
Ralph and Judy Blum.
126. February 4, 1972. An UFO commander
encountered in the Sonora desert warns, "A nuclear blast will
destroy an American city in six years."
127. Eric Norman's
Gods and Devils from Outer Space bears a chapter asking
"Earth Changes: Is Our World Coming to an End?" it begins, "Someday
a historian of the future may sit down at his desk and attempt to
reconstruct the details of the devastating earth changes that
shattered our planet in the 1970s." Contactees and psychics warned
people, but nobody listened. Norman goes on to chronicle the
predictions of Dick Miller, George King, Dan Martin, Ted Owens,
Tenny Hale, Edgar Cayce, Doc Anderson, John Pendragon, Bertie
Catchings, John Catchings, Joseph De Louise, Joseph Donnelly, Irene
Hughes, Beverly Jaegers, Komar, Al Manning, Ernesto Montgomery,
Harold Shroeppel, Dr. Ingrid Sherman, Ruth Zimmerman, Daniel Logan
which point to that conclusion. Can so many people be wrong?
128. In 1973, Jerome Eden predicts "with almost absolute
certainty" 1) Planetary water supplies will shrink and drought will
bring about worldwide crop failures (No). 2) "Dust bowl" deserts
will eat away at the land accompanied by an unprecedented increase
in tornadoes and hurricanes (No). 3) Increased temperature extremes
(Don't know). 4) Increased static electricity leading to disasters
involving magnetic compasses, guidance systems, and communication
interference. 5) Generation of electric power will break down due to
DOR production and "direct withdrawals of power by UFOs" and
temperature extremes (No). 6) Outbreaks of DOR sickness, "killer
smogs" that will kill thousands and maybe hundreds of thousands. 7)
Planetary famine and consequent wars for survival. 8)"When the
Interplanetary DOR-Carrying Invaders from Outer Space feel the
planet is thoroughly reeling with chronic weakness, divisiveness,
and chaos, so widespread that Earthmen can no longer defend their
planet or themselves, the signal will be given for an open
assault on the entire globe. Thousands of "stars" will suddenly drop
and swoop toward Earth..."
129. In conjunction with an
October 25, 1973 incident involving UFO creatures, Stephen Pulaski
encounters a Grim Reaper entity who reveals the whole world would
burn in 1976.
130. "There have been 25 years of buffoonery
and ridicule, of government neglect and worse. The last chapter of
that era, I think, has been written." J. Allen Hynek,
131. At the 1974 APRO Symposium, the Lorenzens
predicted the government would ease up on UFO secrecy over a 3-year
period. Later: "I was wrong. Essentially the same information had
been leaked to me through 3 separate channels giving me confidence
that I was onto something. In retrospect I feel either I was
'set-up,' i.e. fooled into thinking I was onto something real, or
that such a plan did exist but had since been reversed."
October 15, 1974. "Five years ago I heard from the highest authority
in Washington that before Xmas the whole UFO cover-up will be ended.
There will be public admission that UFOs have been real, and that
for the past 25 years the United States government and the Air Force
have known they were piloted by human-like beings." --Prof. Robert
133. Malcolm B. Morehart, a financial statistician,
issued a technician's chart for UFO sightings in the U.S. Southwest
and predicted rallies for the first quarter of 1974 and the third
quarter of 1977. Contrarians knew the true outcome.
134. In a
1974 interview, the Pascagoula abductee Charles Hickson said, "...I
think before the year is out, that our government - particularly our
Air Force - is going to come out to the American people and tell
them these things exist. In 1982, Hickson offered an even more
dramatic prediction: "They'll come down in force. We're going to see
something I can't even comprehend. There's going to be a strange
power or energy released on earth that will work on our minds and
turn our minds from different things besides war." Hickson claimed
this would start by 1983 and by 1984 they would arrive. The aliens
told him; "by 1984 we'll be softened enough and changed from our bad
ways. They are coming down to see what they have
135. In early 1974, the chaplain of a French
air base, Rather Mollisson, learned in a hypnotic session with a
young man that a landing of an UFO was to take place. He evaded
pinning down the moment or hour but did speak of the period of the
full moon. Confused and skeptical, Mollisson discussed the case with
a professor of German at Orange who was a friend. Hypnosis was
performed again and the event was narrowed down to happening around
the 23rd of 24th at St. Gilles, France. That was in 3 days. It was
decided to form a sortie of 7 persons and two cars and travel down
to St. Gilles to check it out. Equipped with a camera and
binoculars, they stationed themselves on a hill overhanging St.
Gilles with a clear view of the surrounding countryside. It was
clear, very cold, and windy. An hour before midnight, a light
appeared in the SSE behind St. Gilles. It slowly descended along a
curve against the wind. It was described as luminous with an
electric blue fluorescence. Its contour was hazy and in the shape of
a ball. Subsequently 4 more balls appeared along the same course -
rather like boats traveling a canal I would surmise. They stopped
descending at one point, they think to avoid the village. Panic
apparently seized at least one member of the sortie. One of the
witnesses took photos, but nothing probative or convincing was
captured. No one else in the region reported the UFOs The party
reported no landing and the low definition of the UFO instills no
confidence it is truly inexplicable.
136. John H. Womack was
told in April 1975 that our leaders have sold us out to the devil.
People are becoming too selfish and irresponsible for effective
self-government and will lose the freedom they presently enjoy.
"Your only hope for real peace and joy is to discover your own
anti-demon drug." I suppose thorazine didn't count as an anti-demon
drug for some reason, but the prediction about loss of freedom is
137. "I'm not saying the aliens are going to land,
but I do say there is going to be an official announcement from on
high about it." -- Stanton Friedman, 1975,
138. Abducted by
aliens on August 13, 1975, Charles Moody revealed, "Within three
years from now they will make themselves known to all mankind. It
may be as early as midsummer 1976."
139. October 27, 1975.
Robert Barry of the 20th Century UFO Bureau predicts, "The
government will tell us what's been going on in a series of
television documentaries over a period of months...The entire story
is slated to be disclosed by the 200th anniversary of the
Independence on July 4, 1976."
140. In late 1975, "the Two,"
Bo and Peep," expected to be martyred "within weeks," rise up from
the dead, perform miracles, and be "beamed up" to UFOs that would
carry them off to an androgynous heaven called the "Next
Evolutionary Kingdom." This is the group that years later led to the
Heaven's Gate suicide.
141. In 1975 The Middle Ufologist,
Allen H. Greenfield, issued a series of predictions for the coming
year: Motion picture coverage of the UFO problem (No). Substantial
theoretical impact from Hynek and Vallee's joint book (Hah!). More
representation in media of the opinions and concepts offered by
independent ufologists (No). More organized efforts on the part of
independent skeptics (CSICOP?). A continuation at the present level
of general attention to the subject of UFOs itself
142. A saucer sťance held near the George O'Barski
encounter site conjured up an alien who said his people would visit
Times Square on July 4, 1976.
143. Before the end of 1976,
The One World Family Commune expected direct intervention in human
affairs by the galactic Command Space complex. A worldwide consumers
strike would topple both Capitalism and Communism and power would
pass to Allen Michael, "the Comforter."
144. Between June 9,
1976 and December 31, 1977 an UFO will land in Oklahoma City and
pick up two persons who will be given information that will upset
the entire planet, according to "Two Witnesses."
Ingram, an ultraconservative from Tennessee, was told by his entity
Dzezd to write a newspaper column predicting a major earthquake. He
did. It didn't happen. His acquaintance, named Swanner, was taken on
a time journey to where there was a massive housing project where
thousands of men, women, and children lived naked as jaybirds. He
asked the aliens what year it was. It was 1984."
English theoretical journal MUFOB gave itself the Jeanne Dixon prize
for unfulfilled prophecy when; hearing of a film titled Close
Encounters of the Third Kind, it opined, "I can see that title
being changed before release."
147. In the Garden Grove case
there is this garbled version of John Gribbin's infamous Jupiter
Effect prediction given in the voice of an alien entity: "Of this
known Earth orbit - of this helious alignment - third outer orbit -
of this to pass 1982 - of this beware - of land will topple into the
ocean - of this - The ocean will devour the land - of this
projection to you - do you not see." Dr. Wanda M. Lockwood similarly
recalled from her 1964 encounter with an alien visitor, the warning
"Remember 1982 and keep the faith." The doc figured this also might
refer to Gribbin's cataclysm as that year approached. Gribbin had
second thoughts about the logic of his argument as '82 approached
and he withdrew the prediction. By the time his book was reprinted,
he waffled back to acceptance. Gribbin and his co-doomsters were
wrong of course. The scientific community was not surprised. For
those wondering what went wrong, some comfort can be gained from the
encounters of Oscar Magocsi. His friends, The Psycheans, take credit
for staying the catastrophe.
148. Vera Gregovic convinced a
Beverly Hills urologist that space aliens in league with the CIA
would trigger a nuclear war on May 1, 1976. He gave her $174,100 to
purchase a home in a safe place: Scottsdale, Arizona. He moved there
shortly before Doomsday. During the subsequent legal battle she
denied the prediction while admitting only predictions about a major
Los Angeles quake.
149. "I have a feeling that there is a
Dark Age coming which, in effect, represents the externalization of
the individual descent into the unconscious as a sort of cesspool of
unacceptable human desires. I think that needs to be gone through
before a state of superconsciousness can be reached in some kind of
permanent way." Dr. Kenneth Ring indicates this would be an
"absolute prime requisite of the next stage of evolution." He puts
no time-scale on this, but the trend is not obvious at
150. October 26, 1976. Joy Summery mentions that a
group in Andover, Massachusetts experienced "visions of beings
descending to bring news of global catastrophe." Eugenia Macer-Story
tells her plenty of other people in this area had been having
visions of global catastrophe.
151. On November 7, 1976,
Jeffrey Mishlove received from Ted Owens an agreement to demonstrate
his psi abilities given him by Space Intelligences. For the
following 90 days Owens would telepath to the aliens "to produce,
not one, but at least three major UFO sightings" in a target area
100 miles around San Francisco. Alien life forms would be produced
before startled human eyes and magnetic and em-fx in California
would cause many strange things to happen like power blackouts.
Mishlove announced the demonstration to 70 scientists and government
officials. On November 26, a large power blackout caused by high
winds hit the area. On December 3, Owens said an UFO sighting would
happen in a few days. Distressed by the delay, Mishlove, on the 6th,
emphasized the need for the event to be seen by many in a way that
cannot be questioned. On December 8, it happened. Hundreds watching
an aerial art display saw an UFO. Some did not see it, including a
man who accidentally caught it on videotape while shooting the art
display. On February 2, 1977, two alien life forms appeared before a
Concord man who was abducted and paralyzed temporarily. No
magnetically caused strange events were noted.
The December 8
event was considered by Mishlove to be "one of the best-documented
UFO sightings in the annals of ufology" during the initial phase of
his investigation. This glowing appraisal was subsequently
downgraded in his research report. There he felt it was the best
case ever in the Bay Area. He reveals his co-investigator, James
Harder, "felt that this sighting wasn't very interesting" and that
the videotape had "little authenticating value." Suggestions the UFO
weather balloon was weakly countered with witness comments
it moved against the wind. Winds aloft often differ from ground
winds. Assuming one accepts this is a major event, we find Owens
exactly wrong - one, not three major events, occurred. In a review
of 140 claims made by Owens over the years, Mishlove found about
half are clearly disputable or outright lack any evidence. The other
half is "suggestive, not conclusive evidence of PK or Space
Intelligence activity." The highlights of these claims form a
picture of havoc that Jehovah might envy - lightning strikes,
storms, tornadoes, blizzards, floods, droughts, earthquakes, and the
occasional sports upset. My impression is that the collection of
claims builds on a false assumption that extreme weather is rare.
That may be so for any given point in the country, but for the
country as a whole a person can pretty much expect extremes to occur
on a monthly to seasonal basis.
152. On December 30, 1976,
Greta Woodrew channeled an alien warning that Nature planned a
"holocaustic endeavor to cleanse" the Earth. A "beaut" would hit our
part of the globe. UFOs would soon appear in increasing numbers. "In
the coming decade the people on your planet will be prepared for the
vibrations of the landings. In your time frame, much of the activity
will be in the next one hundred moons." That period has now passed
without incident. Woodrew further revealed Andrijah Puharich had
brought together 36 SpaceKids who were collectively warning, "In the
coming decade we would have a series of drastic shifts in land
masses." Volcanoes, earthquakes, famine, and disease would accompany
it. 40% of the world's population was to have been
153. April 18, 1977. "Before the year is out, the
Government - perhaps the President - is expected to make what are
described as unsettling disclosures about UFOs" -- U.S. News and
154. Mrs. Ruth Norman, a.k.a. "Spaceship
Ruthy," placed wagers with Ladbroke and Company amounting to
thousands of dollars that spacecraft would land by certain dates.
"They will come soon. How soon might be a matter of months. Or to
the end of the century, but probably this year. They don't give us a
date," she said in 1977.
155. Jim Hurtak had a series of
contact experiences with Enoch. Hurtak revealed to Jacques Vallee,
"I believe that the Earth will be contacted within the next 18
months by highly evolved beings from other worlds." Vallee commented
on the typical failure of this sort of prediction.
entities of the Betty Andreasson affair indicated their association
with the Second Coming of Christ. Eschewing an exact date, they said
in 1977, "the Master is getting close."
157. Cecil Michael
had an astral vision in response to his request to entities to see
the immediate future. Among the elements of import is his witnessing
the atomic vaporization of a great glistening city. The timescale is
highly indeterminate however with intimations that immediate might
mean a few hundred years.
158. In deference to ufologists who
identify angels as extraterrestrials, let's include Roland Buck's
experiences. On January 21, 1977 Buck finds himself in God's Throne
Room where the secrets of the universe are stored. Buck is apprised
of a number of these secrets and is given a piece of paper that has
120 predictions on it. Fortunately they also emblazoned into his
mind because the paper self-destructs on the following day leaving
some furry ashes which, in turn, evaporate into nothingness. Buck is
amazed when the predictions all begin to come true in sequence.
Number 113 bore special fascination since it involved Karol Wojtyla
of Poland being named Pope over a year before it came to pass. Asked
by a radio interviewer if he had information we could forward to,
Buck slipped in the catch to this marvelous record: "I have written
it down. However one of the things that is so important, that god
impressed me with, because of the impact of many of these things, he
doesn't want them out before he releases them. Sometimes he releases
them ahead of time. I feel a definite restraint in releasing some
things. For example, this one (about the name of the future Pope)
would have really been devastating ahead of time."
Saunders believed he found a pattern of to some gradual UFO waves.
They were separated by 61 months and moved eastwards in 30-degree
steps. Saunders claimed he thus predicted in advance a 1972 wave in
South Africa. Allan Hendry criticized Saunders by characterizing the
wave as a minor flurry of reports and not a true wave. Hendry also
disputed Saunders' methodology by noting that Bloecher inflated a
1947 collection of reports into a wave by intensive research into
news files. The Blue Book files showed no such wave. Saunders
predicted a December 1977 wave for the Soviet Union and some credit
the post-Petrozavodsk jellyfish wave as fulfillment. There are
grounds for dispute here as well for the wave did not have a gradual
onset as Saunders' pattern demands and the jellyfish UFO has been
solidly explained by James Oberg as a rocket launch. Waves for
January '83, February '88, March '93, and April '98 never
160. UFO predictions by psychics are too
ubiquitous to merit consistent cataloguing. A good sample exists in
a book called Predictions for 1977. Of 45 psychics, 25 issued
predictions related to ufology. Most gravitated to predictions about
increases numbers of UFO sightings (Countess Amaya, Laurie Brady,
Elizabeth Burrows, Ann Fisher, Dr. Joseph Jeffers, Dr. Joseph
Pinkston, Aquarius) and government revelations (Ralph Campo, Tenny
Hale, Dahrla McComb, Bright Star, U.S. PsiSquad). Intimations the
UFO mystery would climax were variously advanced in claims that UFOs
would: become a known fact (R.C. "Doc" Anderson, Reverend Lawrence
A. Ball), show a scientific pay-off (Ted Owens), appear in large
cities (John East), land in every state at the same time (Dr. Paul
Lynch), reveal themselves (Dr. Ingrid Sherman), send a formal
delegation to the U.N. (Grant Wylie), invite people on a five-year
tour through an announcement on television (Ralph Campo), or start
universal conflict (Joseph Donnelly). Only one denied the time for
an UFO breakthrough was due and predicted instead bizarre contacts
(Aquarius). This was right, but trite. Other predictions included
UFO-caused blackouts (Bertie Catchings), a plane crash with an UFO
(Rev. Robert Hill), the release of previously held-back research
(Lou Wright), the construction of flying saucers by earthmen and a
Washington UFO fad (U.S. PsiSquad). Psychics, incidentally, were not
unanimous about UFO origins: Russia (Elizabeth Burrows, Joseph
Jeffers), the inner earth (Dahrla McComb), twelve different galaxies
(Ralph Campo), and an alien base in Georgia (Joseph
Two psychics from this book preferred to save
their UFO predictions for Timothy Green Beckley. When he chose to
ask ten psychics about their impressions of UFOs Ellen Evans
predicted 1977 would be known as the great flap year (No) and J.
Josephs talked of UFO entities guiding humans to a third set of
biblical scrolls. Beckley drew a consensus from his ten psychics
that UFO activity would increase and alien entities would make
themselves known in the near future. Consensus failures among
psychics are almost lawful. Some think their agreement connotes
reliability, but it is quite the opposite and I remind people of a
book called California Superquake - 1975-'77 which was
stuffedwith psychics and visions predicting that non-event. 1977
also marked the failure of Jeanne Dixon's prophecy about aliens
"from a planet on the opposite side of the sun...transmitting their
secrets to us." Dixon's impressions of UFOs include notions of
secret devices by man to create blackouts and women beyond Jupiter
who will teach us about solar energy.
Bernhardt, purporting contact with space brothers, predicted that
beginning in March 1978 the West Coast would change geologically
with much of California going under the sea. Phoenix would be a port
city before ten years passed.
162. Philip Klass predicted
that 1978 would see the next great UFO flap because of the release
of the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. A graph of
UFO reports compiled by Allan Hendry perversely shows a substantial
lull during the run of the movie with reports increasing only after
the movie left the theaters. The movie invested UFOs with awe
instead of fear and probably defused anxieties to a degree that it
contributed to a long depression in UFO numbers.
163. In a
1978 holographic vision to the UFO investigator/contactee of the
Dapple Grey Lane incident, Zeta Reticulans reveal Hiroshima and
Nagasaki were hoaxes and an upcoming nuclear bombardment of the East
Coast would fail when the warheads would go unexploded. A Middle
East crisis would include another Arab shutoff of oil in 1982 (No).
Terrorist nukes would force diplomatic relations by 1984 and
bilateral disarmament by 1987. Official UFO contact would ensue to
preserve the peace. A number of weeks after the vision, the
contactee checked into a crash/retrieval assertion by the aliens and
concluded none of the aliens' statements could be
164. In 1978, a person in telepathic communication
with the aliens claimed some crucial contact with extraterrestrials
would happen, perhaps with someone like the Archbishop of
Canterbury. In a March 17, 1978 letter to ufologist Nigel Watson he
added he had a strong foreboding about a big chemical or fuel
company accident. It did not happen. In a 1980 letter, he indicated
thermonuclear war is likely in the near future.
165. June 26,
1978. PLW is regressed by R. Leo Sprinkle and he foresees a
worldwide system of disasters circa 1993 involving fires, quakes,
and California falling into the sea.
166. Guido Franch of
Villa Park, Illinois predicted the landing of the spaceship Neptune
for 9:30 p.m. November 24, 1978 near Warrenville. Five hundred
people, including newspaper and TV reporters, showed up in freezing
temperatures to watch the skies. The Neptune, with "Cutty Sark"
emblazoned on it to take advantage of a contest, would be manned by
the Black Eagle Galaxy patrol of which Franch was admiral. His
ground crew failed to show up and this prompted Neptune to abort
touchdown. Franch felt humiliated.
167. "I see the
apocalyptic/occultist strains becoming more dominant in ufology.
Perhaps as in Arthur C. Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama we
shall actually see a church of Jesus Christ Cosmonaut..." Roger
Sandell presumably missed the Sixties' appearance of Bob Geyer's
Church of Jesus the Saucerian. The apocalyptic and occult elements
of ufology are perpetually present, but I could offer a quantitative
argument that they decreased for a time in the Eighties. The
Nineties have seen a resurgence.
168. John Weldon and
Clifford Wilson, advocates of the Demonic Hypothesis, prophesied
increased acceptance of UFOs, its occult tie-ins, von-Danikenism
(No). More government revelations, physical evidence, and attempted
contacts by scientists should occur (Arguable, but I say No). "Great
signs and wonders" will be seen and they thought it was possible
significant proof would appear along with a serious chance of
contact with key world governments existing. This is in concert with
a belief that demonic activity would step up as the time of the
Second Coming approached.
169. Soviet UFO authority Felix
Zigel felt UFO sightings would "not just continue but increase. The
more information that extraterrestrials obtain about us, the more
curious they must become." By inference, the actual decline must
mean they got bored.
170. In a 1978 interview, Rex Stanford
deduced the demise of little saucer organizations and the increase
in quality research (Yes and No). "But quite frankly I think there
are going to be some breakthroughs perhaps in the next year or so."
Allan Hendry's UFO Handbook came out in 1979 and those of the
psychosocial persuasion would consider that a breakthrough work,
however there are reasons to doubt Stanford was thinking in those
terms. Call this a probable No.
171. In December 1978,
Fortunato Zanfretta of Torriglia, Italy encountered an ugly,
monstrous being ten feet tall with dark, green skin. Under hypnosis
he recalls they came from the "third galaxy" and they will "soon
return and in numbers."
172. Filiberto Cardenas was told by
an entity named Kiostras that an UFO bearing 6 people would deliver
a message on April 3, 1979. Kiostras also predicted California would
sink into the sea; the illness of an actress which would prevent her
from becoming First lady; the end of Sadat's rule before '81; the
death of Liz Taylor; a cancer cure; and China fighting Russia for
control of Asia.
173. A thousand people partied on a stretch
of unfinished interstate highway north of San Diego in response to
posters distributed by Mark Block who claimed extraterrestrials
would land 11:49 p.m. on June 21, 1979.
made it known that the inhabitants of Sirius II knew our
civilization would end and a new one set up by 1980.
"We're trying to arrange an encounter for you so you can get on with
the new book." Ruth Montgomery, ever the skeptic, wanted to see an
UFO first. "How could I do a book about flying saucers or space
aliens without actually seeing one and becoming convinced they are
real?" Evidently you do it by reading letters by contactees and
giving up asking for proof in the face of excuses about Ruth living
on one of the busiest avenues in Washington. Could she dare have
denied us her book Aliens Among Us for so petty a reason as
not being sure?
176. Referring to Val Johnson and his 14
minutes of missing time, James W. Moseley suspected Johnson would
find an explanation for those missing minutes. "Our Psychic
Prediction is that this police officer is our next well-publicized
abductee." Wrong, but that is probably because he didn't count on
Allan Hendry's involvement who argued against it.
on first-hand space channeling, Jane Allyson and Robert Short
believed UFOs would evacuate people from natural disasters in 1980
178. Jenny Randles has claimed success in predicting
UFO activity in the Pennine area of Great Britain by recognizing a
21-month cycle in a base period from 1973 to 1979. She predicted UFO
waves for November 1980, August/September 1982, May/June 1984, and
February/March 1986. 1980 was a dismal year for UFOs, but a
concentration of impressive cases happened in November, she asserts.
She also asserts the August/September 1982 happened right on time.
The Pennine UFO Mystery has her confidently predicting
"May/June 1984 should prove rather interesting." It wasn't. By her
account, 1984 saw only 23 cases with the best clustering happening
between April 15 and 25. She finds these 5 cases interesting while
admitting they may be associated with military exercises. Writing in
1986 she acclaims, "Somehow (I don't know how) my prediction had
come true." Sure.
179. Brad Steiger polled the Starseed and
the prophetic consensus of these folks as of January 1980 was that
the following events would happen: A pole shift beginning from
1982-84. A worldwide famine has begun and will worsen in 1982 (No.)
World War III may happen in 1982-85. Armageddon, the last great
battle between Good and Evil, starts in 1989 or 1990. Worldwide UFO
contact would apex in 1986 (No). The New Age will have its ups and
downs until the year 2000 (Okay, but trivial). The Earth Changes
will sporadically shudder the planet in earnest from 1984 until the
end of the century (No).
180. Edilcio Barbosa made a
nationally televised announcement that at 5:20 a.m. March 8, 1980 a
spaceship from Jupiter would land at Casimio de Abreu. Fifty
thousand people showed up. Profound silence at the moment of truth.
Then, "Hey, where is the UFO?" A massive traffic jam ensued. Barbosa
was nowhere in sight.
181. "Of late the UFO front has
sitzkrieged. But, for 2 reasons I predict there will be a bull
market in early 1981." The reasons, hilariously enough, are 1)
Marjorie Fish's research on the Hill star map (Hendry was just
giving the coup de grace!) and 2) The Roswell Incident. So
said D. Keith Mano of the National Review. 1981 was a bear
market and the Roswell case would gain prominence more into the
182. Analyzing the course of the UFO
phenomenon, Ann Druffel predicted a progression from material to
psychic UFO aspects that will expand into philosophical questions of
being and finally it will teach us "what they might know about God."
Stephan Denaedre's UFO Contact from Planet Iarga comes to
mind as fulfilling Druffel's expectations. It also qualifies as the
dullest book in all ufology. Theological comments actually are
present in contactee literature back to Adamski and beyond. At best,
the book represents a verbose climax. I discern no
183. UFO beings directly gave psychic Barry
Andrews the revelation "The mass landing will take place in all the
world's capitals on June 24, 1982."
184. Contactee Ken
Macmillan says three predictions he made in 1981 came true. 1)
Earthquakes in China (as usual). 2) A "natural disaster" in Japan.
He points to the airplane crash of a Boeing 747B northwest of Tokyo
on August 12, 1985. 3) "Great bloodshed in Poland." Actually he
meant Africa - it's just that the Earth spins so fast his Landanian
contact could not pinpoint it properly.
185. One case to
emerge from China involves a scientific researcher who on three
consecutive evenings in May 1981 had UFO experiences. The last
included a chat with a blonde girl during which the researcher asked
her if they could have one of their crafts for research purposes.
She responds, "The request is acceptable, but at the moment we don't
have any craft to spare. We will satisfy your request in the near
186. November 14, 1981. The abductee Bill Herrmann
pens an essay titled "Inevitable Destruction" which warned that
current Geopolitical Events were leading Humanity on a Collision
with Thermonuclear Holocaust.
187. The Halloween 1982 episode
of Real People featured a segment on contactee Wayne Aho
waiting with friends for a flying saucer to land. After a few hours
the TV crew leaves having been quite unimpressed.
Verne Landis perished of starvation, dehydration, and hypothermia
after weeks of waiting for the arrival of an UFO which higher powers
told her and Gerald Flach to expect. From October 5 to November 15,
1982 "They kept telling us they would be picking us up. It never
happened. Every time it never happened."
189. Stan Seers
chronicles a "mysterious cooling of the earth's climate in the last
30 years" which "could spell disaster for much of the life on this
planet." He also notes an increase in earthquake activity. The sun's
magnetic field may be reversing. This portends a "cataclysmic future
for Earth and its inhabitants." UFOs are here to study this event.
"There will be no history." Fashions change of course and it is
global warming that worries people now. Seers was belatedly
recycling the fears of those predicting a new ice age, a common
notion of the 1970s.
190. Walter Andrus comments in the July
1983 MUFON UFO Journal, "I am predicting that the forthcoming book
titled Clear Intent...will force the Pentagon and our
government Intelligence agencies to reveal why they have conducted a
'Cosmic Watergate' or cover-up with respect to their involvement
with UFOs"(No) In March 1992, Phil Klass "predicts that such
Government action could not, and will not, ever occur."
191. Amid the myriad lunatic prophecies issued in the
holy Book of the Sub Genius is one with an UFO theme. For the
year 1988 they predict "Tribulation Money dropped from UFOs" It was
revealed in 1990 that a case had happened at some unknown date
wherein a beam of light shot out of the bottom of an UFO. "Suddenly,
we heard a clanging sound on the roof and the pavement. There
falling from the sky were 50 and 100 lira pieces. "It's raining
money!" Call this a possible hit.
192. March 1986. Whitley
Strieber has a press conference in Washington dealing with
predictions about the dangers of upcoming ozone holes that would
create measurable crop damage in the 1990-93 period. In Secret
School, he cites plant stomas somewhere were getting smaller in
1995, but no word if these were crops or if this is truly damage. He
mentions some plankton was dying for some undetermined reason,
however any link to UV would seem absurd. None of this convinces to
farmers since grain is so plentiful in 1998 that prices have hit
record lows. The ozone problem would also generate weakened immune
systems in animals and a resurgence of disease. He alleges a 200
percent increase in rabies proved this prediction right. The
visitors predicted further ozone holes over the Arctic and Strieber
later indicated in a MUFON paper that this prediction came true. No
confirmation of this however exists. Strieber indicated that haze
has been increasing and would spread rather dramatically over the
next three to five years (No). There are going to be some extremely
controversial and profoundly unsettling revelations in the next year
or so (No).
193. April 9, 1989. Whitley Strieber has a vision
of giant boulders sailing off the edge of the moon along with a
realization that the moon's exploding means, "Oh, this is the end of
the world." The dream also had images of a nuclear plant being
destroyed mere weeks before Chernobyl. Could the moon part come
true, too? He decides it could.
194. June 11, 1989. Scott
Corder relays 34 predictions given to Donna Butts who is in contact
with an Amorcan named 'Peter.' The more blatant failures include: a
limited nuclear exchange by March 1991, UFOs cause panic when they
retain a Space Shuttle by 1990, Bob Dole becomes our last and
greatest President, open contact by Amorcans in 1990, world
temperatures rise by 10 to 30 degrees and there is flooding from
melting ice caps, a nuclear strike involving Nicaragua, the end of
fossil fuels in "91, the Anti-Christ takes power in '92, and S.D.I.
is unsuccessfully used to defend the earth against an evil race of
aliens. Most of the others look wrong or too uninteresting to bother
checking e.g. quakes, volcanoes, new oil reserves, etc.
Raymond E. Fowler reports Betty Andreasson's warning that "man is
going to become sterile" and extinct. Says he, "Their very
improbability adds to the probability of their truth." However
inconceivable it is, he sees "signs are all about it us that attest
to its authenticity." The terrible damage man is inflicting on our
planet will be the cause. "Life on earth would become
196. Jerome Clark argues the Nineties will be "The
Last Decade" of the UFO mystery. "Among some close observers of the
UFO scene there is a growing sense that the UFO controversy as we
have known it since 1947 may not survive the coming decade." Roswell
and Gulf Breeze are breaking the pattern of secrecy and this
openness seems to him to be accelerating. "The day is coming, we may
be sure, when the scientific community abandons its near criminal
negligence and concedes its shameful failure to address the most
important scientific question of the 20th century. When that happens
- when we ufologists are proven to have been right all along - we
will be lucky to enjoy half an hour's worth of vindication before we
get trampled to death in the stampede." It is safe to say that
Sagan's book The Demon-Haunted World shows that the
scientific community is not ready to concede that ufologists are
197. David Clarke and Andy Roberts offer six
predictions. 1) UFOs will continue to be reported but they'll be
larger and more complex (Clearly they have continued. The Hale-Bopp
hoax purportedly involved a spaceship four times the size of the
Earth. Pat Parinello claimed around 1992 that a giant spaceship -
150miles across by 30-50 miles wide was heading for Earth (document).
The issue of increased complexity can be argued either way.) 2) No
government announcements with consequent escalation of cover-up
claims to include aliens running the government (Such claims already
existed pre-1990, but they are better known and spreading) 3)
Further invalidated MJ-12ish documents will emerge (Yes-The Special
Operations Manual delivered to Tim Cooper in 1992 and revealed by
Friedman in 1996). 4) The abduction craze will continue and become
something far stranger (Yes - the MILAB cases, Jacobs future
takeover by hybrids, praying mantis leadership) 5) An ET-based
religion will emerge involving abductions with something similar to
'casting out of devils' (Don't know - does Druffel's fight-back
strategies count?) . 6) Ufology will remain an unsolved mystery 25
years from now.
198. June 28, 1991. Stanton Friedman, while
on the "For the People" radio talk show," predicts there will be an
"an international announcement. They will show pictures. I think
they will clearly establish that we are dealing with Alien visitors
and I think they will convene an international conference of
religious, economic, and political leaders."
Magazine does a cover story on 1992 Predictions because a sense that
the year would see Something Really Big was out there among the
buffs approaching a level of excess. Bill Hamilton thinks increasing
revelations meant, "we're going to learn a lot more in 1992." Tal
LeVesque says a high-tech fascist takeover is underway and believes
1992 will be the year of the UFO threat as researchers drop out,
death threats increase, and cults increase. Gary Schulz feels "1992
is apparently going to be a pivotal year for ufology" and elitists
will pull off the grand unification of Europe (No). Richard Hall,
Scott Smith, George Knapp and Charlie Hickson predicted nothing
would happen and that it was all b.s. (Yes).
200. Joseph W.
Ritrovato, in the March 1995 issue of MUFON UFO Journal,
offers a forecast of a flap based on a combination of 4 alleged
cycles of UFO activity of 13, 21, 32 months and 5 years in length.
Most of the year, or December 1994 through September 1995 will show
an increase in observed UFOs...The best viewing should be during the
entire spring season (perhaps starting as much as a few weeks before
the spring equinox) but most especially on every other Friday
through Sunday from the second weekend in April to the third weekend
in May...if the wave crest doesn't occur at the end of April it
should be no more than three weeks from that time." Phil Klass
counter-predicted "IF there is UFO Flap this year, it will not occur
until August, when Congress adjourns and goes home and the summer
doldrums set in. SUN predicts there will be no UFO Flap in 1996
because UFOs know they cannot compete with the presidential
elections for media attention." According to Paul Ferrughelli's NSRC
Yearbook, the highest monthly total in 1995 occurred in August.
Second highest occurred in June. April was third-highest and May
tied for sixth and seventh. We don't know if there was a flap in
1995 because Ferrughelli's database acquired new sources that year
making a higher average for the year probably artifactual. There was
no flap in '96.
201. John Mack's tribe of abductees offer a
nice variety of world destruction fantasies: earth will be puking us
off with geological and meteorological convulsions to rebalance
itself (Ed), a plague of communicable AIDs (Scott), nuclear war
(Jerry, 1992), Brazilian-type deforestation repeated everywhere
(Jerry, 1991), an electromagnetic catastrophe from negative human
technology (Joe), a huge planetary shakeup (Sara), earth changes
involving great shifts in the continental shelf with a tidal wave
engulfing the South and East Coast before 2002 (Peter), the collapse
of Earth-connected systems and a tearing of the cosmic fabric
essential to the unity of the universe (Carlos), and a cosmic water
balloon floods the Earth suffocating everything
202. March 18-19, 1995. The so-called stealth
Disney UFO documentary predicts the release of government documents
about ongoing alien encounters. Most Americans will likely explore
outer space aboard crafts of alien origin.
Mandelker offers a study of what Brad Steiger called the Star
People. They still predict natural disasters, a major transition,
man-made conflicts, California going into the sea, Earth Changes,
catastrophes, and crises. The new time for the harvest tends to be
around 2010 and he notes the end of the Mayan calendar and The Ra
Material suggested this.
204. Richard Boylan argues at
length that the extraterrestrials are planning to reveal themselves
and are employing a 4-element Game Plan. 1) The number, boldness,
and openness of UFOs are increasing. 2) The increase in close
encounters reported to therapists and the public. 3) An increased
sense of mission among experiencers and researchers. Such an
increase among researchers was predicted by myself as part of the
evolution of the paranoia in ufology. 4) Greater governmental
leaking. He anticipated an "announcement of the first
openly-declared, official ET presence on Earth" in 1997. He
concludes this "will make it virtually impossible by 1998 for any
informed person to deny extraterrestrial reality. Subsequently he
talks about UFO overflights of various capitals around the world and
wonders when they will overfly Washington. "Surely that open
appearance will spell the end of the UFO Cover-Up. It will also mark
for us the beginning of a new and cosmic chapter in our
205. At a 1995 press conference, John Mack comments
on the fate of the world, "The fact of the matter is that we have 15
to 20 years before the psychological, moral, physical, and
environmental collapse of the Earth as a living entity becomes
altogether a reality. This scientific, predictable fact if you just
move the clock from what's going on now." Abductions seem to be an
effort to change our consciousness to alter that fate. Asked whether
our continued existence two decades hence would prove him wrong: "I
don't think so because we will know exactly what brought about the
incredible transformation of our behavior and consciousness that
would be required for that to happen."
206. February 5, 1996.
Though expressing doubts, Richard Boylan relays second-hand
information by way of a CIA UFO specialist and the Aviary UFO Group
that EBE claims "a major public extraterrestrial landing" will occur
on April 24, 1997 near the White Sands Missile base. EBE also told
them of a series of upcoming Earth cataclysms in 1998.
The Guardian through Ruth Ryden beseeches, "Look to the heavens at
night, for just as cloud formations are becoming unusual with
symbols and signs, so will the stars begin now to startle humanity
with movements and formations that are not in the plats of
astronomers. As your solar system is experiencing many changes along
with your planet, so will star systems begin to change their
orbits." Falling stars, volcanic eruptions, and focused
crustal-generated violent weather patterns will
208. Alexander Collier, friend of Andromedans,
predicts between now and 2007 that Saudi Arabia will become the
North Pole. Atlantis, Lemuria, the hollow inner earth, and
reincarnation will be scientifically proven. Our alien genetic
heritage will be proven. Extraterrestrial life will make contact and
their range and presence acknowledged. Aliens will vacate our planet
and leave us alone.
209. September 29, 1996. "This planet is
about to be recycled, refurbished. Started over. That doesn't mean
it's going to be destroyed, it doesn't mean the end of the world.
But it does mean that it is going to be spaded under." Marshall
Applewhite, a.k.a. "Do" in the Heaven's Gate videotape "Last Chance
to Evacuate Planet Earth Before it is Recycled," indicates this is
"urgent" having been clearly informed by his Older Member of how
short the remaining time is. "The end of this civilization is
210. December 15, 1996. Debbie Jordan, one
of the famed abductees of Intruders, opines on a television
show, "I feel as if they're pretty much done with what they've been
doing for a while, and the time is drawing very near, very quickly,
that we're going to be ready for what they have planned next, and I
think it's going to be open contact. I think that there's going to
be a lot of admissions made by a lot of people, way up in the
"high-ups," and the "should-knows," that are going to finally talk.
I think that big, big things are right on the horizon."
September 18, 1997. Valentine H. Gernann comments on the Strieber
scenario negatively: "To hear Strieber talk, the millennium is going
to be upon us as the Visitors uplift the human race to
hyperconsciousness. It takes a lot of guts to say something like
this when nearly every contactee we know has been totally betrayed
by the Visitors when the chips are down." His own opinion is, "To me
there is little doubt that Their program has gained huge momentum in
recent years and that it is building to a peak in the fairly near
future." He considers it possible that maybe they will
212. David Jacobs' The Threat reports the
impression from his abductees that there will be a future
catastrophe. Hybrids will integrate into our society, take it over,
hand it over to control by big bug aliens. A few non-hybrids may be
preserved for scientific purposes, but most earthlings will be
213. At the 1998 MUFON UFO Conference,
Michael Lindemann predicts universal acceptance that UFOs are alien
will occur "within the next five to ten