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Air Force Office of Special Investigations and UFOs Glowing Raccoon
A new airman stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah recalls a mostly routine briefing by two agents from the base Office of Special Investigations that ended with the words: “Yeah, we deal with drug busts, sexual-assault cases, and all that, but the real interesting stuff is the X-files type stuff. There are a lot of weird things flying around out there, and we get to investigate it.” He then goes on to relate some stories told by various airmen about these “weird things.” Of course, the government has no official interest in weird things, right? “After decades of protesting that it has no formal investigatory role vis-a-vis UFO-E.T. reality, is the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency still collecting evidence of UFO encounters reported in foreign press accounts?” You bet they are, so Larry W. Bryant has filed a FOIA Request to CIA re FBIS-collected UFO-encounter Reports, requesting “All UFO-related reports collected from foreign-press sources by [the CIA’s] Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) during the period May 1, 2011, through August 12, 2011.”
A London teenager who came out of a coma after a priest put holy water on her head says she owes her life to a miracle. Says the girl: “Doctors were saying it was a miracle–people who have brain haemorrhages usually don’t survive them.” And speaking of children, our historian of the bizarre posts on Changelings and the Law. A “changeling” was the name given by country folk to children who, it was believed, had been exchanged with a fairy. Parents’ reactions on having their children spirited away and replaced were sometimes extreme and sometimes enough to lead to violence. That’s why changeling material can often be found in court cases.
Seriously Flawed Still on the Track
A not-so-nice review of a recent book comes from Jon Downes, who reviews Killers on the Moor by Mike Freebury. Though he likes the book and agrees with many of its conclusions, Downes cites some “unforgivable mistakes” made by Freebury, which leads him to wonder: “what the bloody hell was he thinking when he was researching it?” On a brighter note, Nick Redfern reviews I Fort The Lore by fellow Englishman Paul Screeton and finds Screeton’s takes on Cryptozoology, UFOs, rock music, urban myths, and the media a real treat. And Paul Dale Roberts reviews the Second Edition of The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings by Brad Steiger, whom he calls “the ‘Dylan Dog’ of sleuthing into all aspects of the paranormal.” Roberts states that the book is simply “incredible.”