In the first week of July 1947 during a severe thunderstorm something fell out of the sky on Mac Brazel’s ranch 70 miles from Roswell, New Mexico and the world has never seemed the same since. Is it any coincidence that the rise of the Security State and the NDAA enactments occurred in that same year? Was there a threat to national security that was not admitted by the federal government and the incident at Roswell only uncovered it? For being the simple misidentification of a common weather balloon it certainly was a compartmentalized investigation that involved the apparent threatening of lives of the local residents. These residents, who were quite familiar with the sight of weather balloons launched frequently and landed all over public and private land.
From that period of time all the way to 1952 during a UFO flap that covered many cities across the nation and, in particular, the Washington National sightings where UFO's violated White House air space with impunity and even demonstrated stealth technology disappearing off the radar screens as F-94C jet fighters came within close proximity. It would seem that something or someone was making a rather grandiose entrance into the public’s awareness and the US military seemed powerless to stop it. In his book “The Report on UFO’s” by Project Blue Book Director, Captain Edward Ruppelt, the highest ranking officers in the US Air Force and Pentagon were convinced of the extraterrestrial thesis.
Yet, in all this, author John A. Keel, has a different take and perhaps an even more disturbing perspective. He claims that in 1953 as a journalist and in Egypt at the time, he witnessed a UFO over the pyramids and his outlook on reality was changed forever. One might recall the movie starring Richard Gere, “The Mothman Prophecies” was based upon Keel’s book “The Mothman Prophecies” circa 1974. But, Keel referenced the collapse of the Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant West Virginia in several of his books such as “UFO’s Operation Trojan Horse” and “The Eighth Tower” since he was so profoundly affected by the events and the mysterious tragedies that affected his good friends who were involved in that event.
In 1973 Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker were fishing at the Naval Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi when an incident occurred that would haunt Calvin Parker the rest of his life. The men were amazed at an intense blue aerial light that descended from the sky toward them. Suddenly, what appeared to be a robot hovered out of a sphere and came toward the two now hysterical men, who were somehow paralyzed. Calvin and Charles were then lifted off the ground by an invisible force and levitated into the UFO that had landed close to them.
After being examined, the two men were placed back at their fishing site and the unknown vehicle took off into the night sky! The two men were so frightened that they immediately made their way to the sheriff’s office where they were questioned and even taped unknowingly in order for law enforcement to determine whether they were creating a hoax or if they were sincere. The tape confirmed everything they had said and seemed to indicate both men were shaken by their experience. Yet, once the story hit the press the US Navy released a statement saying that both men were under surveillance by cameras in the shipyard and that nothing out of the ordinary was recorded.
Illuminated, but by whom?
Author John Keel commented on the incident in one of his books saying that what the Navy failed to record with their cameras was probably that the two men were relating what they saw from images, sights, and sounds that were remotely projected into their minds by whatever source. Keel claimed that there was no distinction between UFO’s, apparitions, the paranormal, or many of the legendary hauntings around the world. In fact, he believed that like a broken record that kept repeating itself, there was a phenomenon present on earth since the beginning of time that coincided with mankind, and had been playing games with the human mind. This strange form of intelligence had been responsible for creating messiahs like John Smith of the Mormons or Mohammed of the Islamic faith appearing to them as an angel of light and striking them down. After his investigation of the Mothman prior to the collapse of the Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant, John A. Keel was convinced all unexplained sightings were part of this “Broken Record in the Sky”.
A fate of calamity
Keel also noted that there was a very real and very tragic tendency for all contacted by this strange phenomenon to be afflicted by tragedy. The UFO contactees such as George Adamsky and George Van Tassel, those claiming contact with beings from planets such as Venus developed large followings. The flying saucer craze was, as John Keel described, merely another misleading series of hoaxes perpetrated by the “Broken Record in the Sky”. Yet, as he pointed out, since the time of Caesar these types of seemingly magical contacts with other worldly beings have both captivated mankind and even led to the untimely misfortune of those who have been contacted and “Illuminated” as many described themselves. John A. Keel after years of investigating the rabbit hole advised his readers not to get involved in any of it.