High Strangeness: The UFO Crazies

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The UFO Crazies

Something has come up this week in connection with my research for the Hynek book that has completely rattled me. I will write about it in time, maybe tomorrow, but right now it's just too disturbing to contemplate... It involves some UFO people being kind of crazy, and trying to drag me into their crazy shit, which I will not allow.

So, instead of writing about that just yet, I'll write about a different kind of UFO craziness--the fun kind!

My daughter Cxxxx just came back from visiting a cousin in Texas, and brought me a wonderful souvenir. Part of her vacation was a side-trip to a family wedding in New Mexico, and en route her aunt and uncle stopped at Roswell. Her first text to me said, "Dad I'm in Roswell! There's so much alien stuff here." Then later on she texted me that she had been abducted by alien greys, which worried me, but then she texted that a Reptoid was looking out for her, which eased my mind somewhat but not completely. Anyway, she got home ok the other day, so Thank you, Reptoid!

Last night, after much anticipation, she gave me my souvenir, pictured below. It's a copy of The Roswell Monitor UFO Quarterly, with a wonderful picture of smilin' George Takei, Star Trek's Lieutenant Sulu, making the Vulcan "live long and prosper" hand sign. Just from that I can tell how much my daughter loves me!
Love you, George! Always have, always will!
Cxxxx was a little embarrassed by the gift, though; she hadn't realized until after she bought it that it was the October-November-December, 1999 issue. But I didn't care. In fact, I love it even more because of its age... The paper has a real time-capsule vibe that I love, and I've been enjoying paging through it.

It turns out that George Takei, who declared that "UFOs do exist," had been in Roswell in the previous July as the guest of honor for UFO ENCOUNTER '99, and the Monitor was only then reporting on it, having somehow missed an entire quarter of the year. Temporal anomaly, anyone??

Anyway, the Monitor had a two-page spread dedicated to the event, listing all the weekend's highlights, such as these:

Friday, July 2, 5:45 P.M.: A motorcade from the Roswell Drag Racing Club escorted George Takei down Main Street to the Sally Port Best Western. Mr. Takei rode in a chauffeured lead car compliments of the Roswell Toyota dealer.

Friday, 6:30 P.M.: "Dinner with the Stars" banquet at the Sally Port Inn. Howie Nave was part of the entertainment of the approximately 135 in attendance. (NOTE: 135 what? Humans? Reptoids? What??)

Friday, 7:00 P.M.: The International UFO & Research Center hosted speaker Lyn Buchanan. Mr. Buchanan teaches RV in Alamogordo, New Mexico, his subject matter was, "The RV of underground alien bases on this planet." (NOTE: RV??)

Friday, 8:00 P.M.: "Roswell, the Musical" directed by composer Gene Murray of the "Texas" fame. Held at the New Mexico Military Institute Ampitheater, the production turned out to be, not just good, but great theatrical entertainment for the entire family and was repeated Saturday evening.

You get the picture: pretty much everything that happened all weekend was a "highlight," leaving no openings at all for lowlights. Which is what you want in an extraterrestrial carnival, really.

Anyway, I am very proud of my 14 year-old Roswell newspaper. It reminds me of simpler times, when crazy UFO people were just crazy, and not mean. And it just makes me happy every time I look at that picture of George Takei, grinning like a complete goofball after having been chauffeured to the Best Western, by the Roswell Drag Racing Club, in a Toyota...


Anonymous said...

RV=remote viewing

Mark UFO'Connell said...

Remote Viewing, of course! I wonder if he's still teaching that class; I'd like to take it.