Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Andy Lloyd Reviews Contactees

Andy Lloyd, author of the books, The Dark Star; Ezekiel One; and The Followers of Horus reviews my Contactees book:

In part, Lloyd says: "The author presents an excellent and open-minded overview of various strands of research into the phenomenon: Narcotic drugs, hypnogogia, meditative trances, earthlights and the effects of DMT are all analysed thoroughly. There is a folkloric element at play here, too, and he sensibly brings Jacques Vallee's seminal work into the equation. Redfern even considers evidence that government agents were planted to spread ridicule amid a subject that was gaining popular momentum in the US. There are even darker possibilities, with accounts of mind-control experiments conducted on unsuspecting folk in isolated rural areas (as in the case of Villas Boas).

"In the end, Nick Redfern seems to avoid a definitive conclusion. His generally sceptical air indicates he is tackling the subject as just another of his enjoyable paranormal romps. But I know that he is also passionate about the UFO subject, and there remains an under-current of serious enquiry. Perhaps there is some doubt in his mind that the entire subject can dismissed out of hand, as would seem sensible from a more sceptical viewpoint. I think that hesitation to find fraud around every Contact corner is laudable, and provides the right balance to this book.

"I've often wanted to read a book devoted to this subject, and 'Contactees' does not disappoint."

And here's the link to Andy's complete review.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Venusian Contact!

The ever-industrious Regan Lee has a new post on the Venusian-alien angle...

The Parafractor: Archived

Another show on my Contactees book that is now archived, and which I recorded just a few days ago: The Parafractor.

ISIS Radio & Contactees

On Saturday night, I spoke about my Contactees book on ISIS Paranormal Radio. The show is now archived, and can be found right here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Native Wisdom & Contactees

The interview I did last night on Native Wisdom on my Contactees book is now archived and available, and can be found by clicking on this link.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Native Wisdom: Tonight

I'll be speaking about my Contactees book tonight on the Native Wisdom radio show with host Andie Hight. For those who may want to listen in, here's the link.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Devil Girl From Mars

Now, I just know a blog-post title like that is going to get your attention!

A couple of nights ago I watched an old (1954) British, black-and-white science-fiction film called Devil Girl From Mars that starred Patricia Laffan as the Devil-Girl herself, and Hazel Court (who appeared in a number of the classic Hammer horror films of the late 1950s and early 1960s), and John Laurie, a Scottish character-actor best known in Britain for his role as Fraser in the BBC comedy of the 1960s and 1970s, Dad's Army.

Basically, the film tells the story of a hot alien babe from Mars called Nyah (who spends the whole film clad in a tight-fitting black outfit, black cloak and long black-boots - most certainly not something I was complaining about!), who comes to our world to seek out males to help boost the waning Martian population - which has been decimated as a result of a war on the red-planet between males and females, in which the women won. Of course, with the Martian men gone, this makes breeding quite a problem!

The plan is for Nyah to land her Flying Saucer in London. Unfortunately, things go awry and she comes down near an old inn in the wilds of Scotland - an inn that is populated by just the owner, a couple of employees and a handful of guests. And, yes, they become the small band that has to try and thwart Nyah's dastardly plans.

Well, personally speaking, having to repopulate a whole planet full of numerous Nyah's doesn't sound such a bad job to me at all - but I digress!

Anyway, I won't spoil the outcome for those who may want to watch the film, but I will say the following: Devil Girl From Mars certainly isn't a classic. But it is entertaining and thought-provoking, too. Indeed, it also contains a number of Contactee-based parallels, too.

For example, Nyah can speak all Earth-based languages (as, reportedly, could a number of the Space-Brothers); her people have been secretly listening to our radio shows and signals (and radio played a central role in several of the early Contactee cases); she warns (as did pretty much all of the long-haired and alien ones) of the perils of war and destruction; she provides a wealth of scientific data about her craft to those of the group she invites on-board (a curious theme present in many Contactee accounts); and is strangely detached and even slightly ethereal - which reminds me very much of Truman Bethurum's very own alien-babe, Captain Aura Rhanes of Clarion.

I suspect not many people will be aware of Devil Girl From Mars, but for anyone with an affection for the early years of the Flying Saucer culture (both in the real world and in the domain of fiction), it's worth a watch.

Regan Talks Venusians

Over at her Trickster's Realm at Binnall of America, Regan Lee has a good, new post titled Women from Venus that is definitively Contactee-driven; but that does a very good job indeed of demonstrating the high-strangeness that dominates the subject, and the difficulties that often prevent us from getting a clear handle on what lies at the heart of the Contactee mystery.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Veritas Show: Tonight

Just recently I did a pre-record for The Veritas Show, with host Mel Fabregas, on the subject of my Contactees book. The show will be broadcast tonight, and you can find all the details at: http://www.veritasshow.com

In the meantime, here's a taste of the interview:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bizarre Bazaar & Contactees

The new issue (No. 14) of Timothy Green Beckley's Bizarre Bazaar magazine (which can be purchased by contacting Tim at Inner Light, Box 753, New Brunswick, NJ 08903) contains an extensive interview with me about my Contactees book.

The interview covers a lot of ground, such as (A) my views on what lies at the heart of the Contactee mystery; (B) the FBI's interest in those claiming contact with long-haired Space-Brothers; (C) Mac Tonnies' theories that the Space-Brothers might not be so alien after all; and much more.

Magic, Mysticism & The Molecule

Just recently, I wrote the foreword to Micah Hanks' forthcoming book, Magic, Mysticism and the Molecule. I can say with absolute certainty that if - like me - you think that we should be looking into distinctly alternative areas and realms for the answers to the UFO puzzle and to a wealth of other Fortean puzzles too, then you will most definitely want to get hold of a copy of Micah's book at the earliest opportunity.

Also: in my opinion, Micah's theories, ideas and conclusions throw a wealth of much-needed and welcome light on the Contactee puzzle, too.

Jim Moseley Reviews Contactees

Certainly one of the most legendary characters within the field of Ufology, Jim Moseley is someone who has been on the scene since the early 1950s - and he's still going strong with his witty, informative and cutting newsletter Saucer Smear (which can be obtained by writing to Jim at P.O. Box 1709, Key West, FL 33041).

I interviewed Jim for my Contactees book - on the subject of his memories of meeting George Adamski, as well as his views on the Contactee movement in general. And, Jim - having read Contactees - has now reviewed it in the new issue (Vol. 57, No. 1), and says in part about the book:

"...what we really like is that many theories are thrown forward but without dogmatic adherence to any particular one. The ET hypothesis is made to sound unlikely, and we strongly agree that it is unlikely. The solution to the mystery is far more complex than that."

Thursday, January 7, 2010


I'm signing offline now, as I'll be lecturing on the subject of my book, There's Something in the Woods this weekend at the Ghosts of Cooperstown, NY event, details for which can be found here. I'll be back online on Tuesday, so have a cool weekend!

UFO Paranormal Radio Network

You can download a new interview with me about my Contactees book at the website of the UFO Paranormal Radio Network, which can be accessed right here.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Journey with Rebecca

I'll be on the Journey with Rebecca Radio Show tonight discussing my Contactees book. The time is 8PM to 10PM Central Time, and here's the link to the website for the show. See you there!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Alien Art

As some of you will know, Fortean researcher Regan Lee contributed significant data to my Contactees book (on the subject of Dana Howard's encounters of the 1950s). Well, the good news is that Regan has just set up a new blog: on Alien Art. Take a look!