I mentioned a couple of days ago that Tim Beckley had reprinted one of Dana's Howard's classic Contactee books: Up Rainbow Hill, which includes a new introduction from researcher-writer, Regan Lee; and who kindly shared her data on Howard for inclusion in my Contactees book.
The good news is that it is now up on Amazon, and can be pre-ordered right here.
And, here's what the publisher has to say about the book:
DANA HOWARD S SPACE CONTACT WAS A BEAUTIFUL, BLONDE, EIGHT FOOT TALL WOMAN WHO MATERIALIZED IN FRONT OF A ROOMFUL OF PEOPLE
The great Golden Age Of Flying Saucers complete with encounters that bordered on the outrageous ran from the early 1950s for just about a decade. During this period, dozens of individuals came forward with seemingly far-fetched stories of having established an ongoing relationship with benevolent almost angelic beings from space.
With a few exceptions, these contacts took place in the desert regions of California and Arizona, and sometimes the proud earthlings that became known in pop culture as contactees, were honored by being invited inside the exotic, airborne, circular foils of the visitors for a test ride into outer space. Some even insisted they had stepped out onto the worlds from which their newly found ET friends had arrived.
Some of the best known names from the Golden Age of Flying Saucers include George Adamski, George Van Tassel, Truman Bethrum, George Hunt Williamson, Howard Menger, Orfeo Angelucci and a farmer named Buck Nelson who with his dog Bo established a strong bond with the space beings who landed quite regularly outback of his farm in the Ozarks.
For the most part the UFO contactees were men, but Dana Howard was a rare exception. Her first contact transpired in 1939, about which she said:
"Still wrapped in the warm intoxication of the spirit, my vision was directed to a gnarled old tree overlooking the antediluvian hills. Leaning casually against the grotesque trunk was a woman being of unsurpassed loveliness. Her head was radiant with a crown of fire, strands of golden hair cascading gently over her beautiful, slightly olive-tinted shoulders. The strange mystic light flooding her dark, prophetic eyes, added a wishful something to all her other charms."
This is when Dana Howard noticed a strange object suspended in mid-air about three hundred feet above the ground: "In the main it seemed to be constructed of some sort of translucent materials, but trimmed in gold, and gem-studded. An almost invisible ladder extended from the ship to the earth, and I obediently followed the radiant being up the filmy stairs without questioning."
It wasn t until sixteen years later that Dana had her second encounter when the same radiant being materialized in front of a group of individuals gathered for an occult workshop in Los Angeles. By this time New Age philosophies were widely being accepted and so no one cringed or got spooked out when this beautiful being appeared out of thin air and announced that she was from Venus and wished to speak directly with Ms Howard.
What followed was an ongoing series of contacts that lasted for several years and culminated in a series of UFO contact books by Dana Howard, including this classical reprint of UP RAINBOW HILL.
OTHER BOOKS BY DANA HOWARD WILL SOON FOLLOW!!!