BEHIND THE UFO SCENES
What they will do to make you believe.
There are people out there who want you to believe that there are aliens coming to our
planet. Some are trying to sell you something, others want you to believe in their
philosophy, some have secrets to hide, and still others are out to make fools of everyone.
Here are some of the activities they have been caught in, along with other tidbits of UFO
misinformation widely circulated:
- Frank Scully was duped into believing a yarn involving a crashed saucer. It
was created by men who were really promoting the upcoming release of the movie
"The Flying Saucer." They also were selling an alien "doodlebug" that
could supposedly find oil pockets.
- The nice drawing of the 06/26/59 Boianai Papua object was not drawn by any
of the witnesses. The "pro-alien" Rev. Cruttwell drew it from witness
- Several police officers have lost their jobs after being the victims of
pranks. These include Dale Spaur (04/17/66 Atwater OH) and Jeff Greenhaw (10/17/73 Falkville
- Other victims of pranks or misidentifications include Jimmy Carter, Frank
Edwards, Frank Courson, Pete Conrad, John Gilligan, and Elke Summer. In each case, the press
has blown the story up into unwarranted mystery.
- Indirect victims who got entangled into pranks include Presidents Dwight
Eisenhower and Gerald Ford, author John Fuller, the Federal Power Commission, Senator Barry
Goldwater, and former Arizona Governor Symington.
- In several cases, including Roswell NM and Rendlesham Forest England,
witnesses disagree widely on what really was observed on the scene. These cases call for
further investigation of why the stories vary widely, and of possible motives to alter the
- Many of the "pro-alien" writers become emotionally upset when an
"unsolvable" case is solved. They resort to name calling and cries of
- George Adamski once admitted that he had to go into the flying saucer
business because the government stopped his bootlegging activity.
- Enough chicken brooder photos already!!!
- The story of the Vidal family being mysteriously teleported from Chascomus
Argentina to Mexico City is just that -- a story. The Vidals have been shown to never have
- Likewise, the Fort Itaipu, Brazil case is not known by the local inhabitants.
The hospital records show no massive treatments then, nor any indication of large amounts of
supplies used for such treatments. The story first surfaced in the US. Fort Itaipu was not a
fort, but a very small military base.
- UFOlogists keeps referring to the fact that Polaroid covers peeled off of
photos were thrown away. There is no reason to keep them except for analysis (which the
witness might not think of). They were not useful for making copies in the 1950s and 1960s,
and were normally discarded.
- Whoever thought of going to the trouble of faking an alien autopsy film did
not go to the trouble of obtaining a 1947-era vintage telephone. The phone in the movie was
first manufactured in 1963. The smooth plastic the phone base cover is made of was not made
in 1947. Maybe the telephone came from 1947, but the cover had been replaced.
- The Roswell investigatory camp may be confusing these incidents:
- The crash of a secret Project Mogul spy balloon at Roswell (or Corona)
- The Frank Scully account from Aztec NM, now shown to have been a prank
played on him (see above).
- The crash near Socorro NM of a test capsule for jet bailout, containing
crash dummies. The parachutes failed on several attempts of this near the White Sands
- A small private plane stolen by children. They managed to get it into the air and flew
it from Colorado to near Roswell, where it crashed and burned. The bodies were taken to
- Roswell AFB bought some child-sized coffins to secretly ship atomic bomb parts in.
- The last RB-49 flying wing crashed near Roswell.
- One cartoon showed the Roswell aliens asking the military to cover it up so
their crash insurance rates would not go up.
- They WERE doing ejection capsule tests in 1947. They didn't know how to
safely bail out of a jet plane at the time, so solving the problem was urgent. Before they
came up with the explosively propelled ejection seat, they were trying to drop capsules out
of the bottom of the plane. But the capsules jammed, and could not be used at lower
- The number of fire balloon sightings indicates
that either there is a concerted effort to get people to believe in UFOs, or there are a lot
of teenagers with not enough homework in public safety. I have records of many cases where
teenagers admitted to launching hundreds of them in the late 1960s.
- A scientific projects magazine had an article in 1964 telling how to use
fire balloons to track wind direction at various altitudes. This explains some of the fire
balloons, and also how so many people knew how to make them.
- Fire Balloons are now available over the counter in fireworks stores. They
are called "Sky Lanterns". They cause UFO sightings every Independence Day and New
- Many "contactees" have loads of UFO merchandise to sell.
- Most "contactees" say the aliens have advocated a socialist
liberal political philosophy. These people have proven to have been liberal before the
"contact" took place. The messages allegedly given to contactees include:
In other words, "Be good little socialists, or we will come and exterminate you."
Hippie aliens! What next?
- Get rid of nuclear weapons
- Live harmoniously
- End all war
- Form a socialist world government
- Stop polluting
- No more work
- Share the wealth equally with everyone
- Stop the space program
- Stop leaving space junk in orbit
- Free health care for all
- Do not land on Mars (or Venus)
- Legalize polygamy
- Legalize homosexuality
- Save the environment
- No more CB radios (they ruin space communication)
- Don't eat meat
- Find your "astral selves" and stop wasting time on material
- Stop nuclear bomb testing
- Come with us to a better planet
- Get rid of money
- Legalize marijuana
- Stop highway construction
- An ice age will end civilization
- Global warming will destroy your planet
- No more power plants
- No more cars
- We will deal with only a single world government
- Too many alien contact and evidence cases require that the aliens know
information specific to Earth and human society, including:
They are amazed that a landing circle is exactly 10 feet across! One researcher even said
that the Great Pyramid was scaled perfectly to a mathematical concept. This works only if
the inch, the mile, and the meter had existed at the time of the Great Pyramid's construction
(None of them had been defined then).
- Several different systems of weights and measures
- Time in hours, minutes, and seconds
- Global positioning in degrees, minutes, and seconds
- Time zones
- Daylight-Saving Time
- Base 10 number system
- Screw, nail, wire, pipe, clothing, ring, and hat sizes
- Electronic parts (Right over the counter from Radio Shack)
- Names of "planets" taken from our names for galaxies,
constellations, or clusters
(such as the "planet Orion")
- Astrological terms
- Aliens with known Earth names
- Names which are common words joined, spelled backwards, anagrammed, or
combinations of these
- Alien "languages" that turn out to be simple substitution ciphers
of Earthly languages (usually English) when decrypted (I decoded one of them myself)
- Other alien contact cases mention things that are impossible, such as:
- Unknown stable chemical elements (no empty places left in the Periodic
- Elementary particles with impossible properties
- Processes that get power from nothing
- Special vibrations, frequencies, or other properties only the contactee
- Reported conditions on planets in our solar system (now known to be
- A society in which work is not necessary.
- Pi calculated to the "last decimal place" (This has been proved
to not exist)
- Techniques of "stealing power" without connections to the power
- Remote control of items not having remote control receivers
- There was a report of receiving a TV picture three years after it was sent.
It was a scam to sell stock in a fake product. This product was a "TV receiver that
could pick up broadcasts worldwide."
- The con artists made cards of station callsigns from around the world,
pointed a TV camera at each one, and photographed a TV screen with the call sign on
- What they didn't know was that the station KLEE had been purchased (and
its callsign had been changed) three years before the "experiments."
- Any other "explanation" was simply a lie by the con artists, to
keep their stock sale hopes alive.
- Further proof was found: the supposed broadcasts from the USA were in
British scan frequencies, not US ones.
- Such an invention is impossible anyway. TV broadcasts are made on are
line-of-sight frequencies. They don't normally bend to follow the curvature of the earth.
So no special receiver could have possibly picked them up without any then-nonexistent
- Author John Fuller quoted a source saying to assume that
horizon-to-horizon visibility was 100 miles. The source then said that an aircraft going
600 mi/hr flying horizon to horizon would be visible for 14 seconds. Funny, but I DID THE
MATH, and got 10 minutes.
- Fuller also denounced the Pentagon budget, favored another WPA government
hiring program, researched contactees, and wrote about dangers of nuclear power plants. The
- The foo-fighters in World War II might have been
accurately named. The Resistance launched fire balloons to confound the Germans. Think about
the havoc these could have caused in the German High Command: Aircraft that are hard to shoot
down, hover, disappear when shot down, don't appear on RADAR, and never land with mechanical
trouble. It also made German soldiers waste ammunition.
- Kenneth Arnold's distance, speed, and time calculations don't fit each
- One noticeable fact is that UFO sightings generally "acquire" new
effects after a UFO movie comes out of Hollywood with those effects, or a new UFO or Science
Fiction book is published:
- The 1896-97 "airship" sightings were preceded by the release of
the 1886 Jules Verne book "Robur the Conqueror", which begins with worldwide
reports of strange lights and sounds from the sky. The book later became the first part of
a movie "Master of the World."
- The air ship Albatross from "Robur the Conqueror" is
described in a UFO sighting in the late 1940s. It was a cigar-shaped object with 4
propellers on top.
- Electromagnetic effects appeared after "The Day the Earth Stood
Still" (1951) was released. This included the stopping of cars, power failures, radio
interference, magnetic attractions, and vibrating road signs.
- Invisible doors in the sides of UFOs also followed "The Day the Earth
- Some RADAR men in the 1952 Washington DC sighting thought of the above
movie during the sighting, thinking "the fiction of last year became this year's
- Glowing radioactive aliens appeared after
"The Adventures of Superman" episodes featured them on TV (1953). The
hollow-earth theory of UFOs also appeared after these episodes. But in the show, the glow
was phosphorus, not radioactivity.
- Tripod landing gear appeared in movies before such imprints were found
in UFO reports.
- Faces similar to those in "Communion" appear in
"Godzilla vs Monster Zero" (1965). They also look like Spiderman's mask in
"The Amazing Spiderman" (1977).
- "Killers from Space" (1954) depicted medical procedures and
surgeries performed by aliens long before anyone claimed that these things happened in
- Only a few abductions were reported before
"The Interrupted Journey" (1967) was released, and they were still rare until
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977) came on the scene.
- Disk shaped UFOs were not generally reported to spin until after the
movie "Earth vs the Flying Saucers" (1956) showed spinning disks. Before that,
most disks were reported to fly with propulsion from "exhaust ports" located on
the back of the disk, and vertical fins, as seen in "The Thing" (1951). (Of
course, this was about the time advertizing planes made their debut, with their
"spinning saucer" illusion at a distance.)
- The reports of occupants changed after
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977) to match the aliens in that
- There were few reports of equipment turning itself on until after the
release of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
- "V" (1983) brought in reports of larger disks, city blocks
- It is interesting that the number of UFO photos decreased when black and
white film was removed from the home photography drugstore market. It's much harder to
make a convincing fake color shot, and much easier to identify an unknown object with
- Too many "scientists" come up with wild theories on how UFOs
fly or stop cars, without having the foggiest idea what they're talking about. They don't
know the real laws of physics. Most of these ideas seem to come from TV fiction and
Hollywood effects. Most of them also get power from nothing, violating conservation of
- In 1910, the approach of Halley's Comet brought out the quacks selling comet
pills. These were to protect from the rays given off by the comet, or from gases coming out
of the tail. Earth passed through the tail of Halley's Comet that year.
- Military and intelligence agencies have used fake UFO sightings (with
details never before found in UFO cases) to test for security leaks.
- The military also used "It's a UFO" to cover up spy satellite
re-entries, U-2 and SR-71 flights, and sightings of experimental aircraft.
- Most magazines covering UFO sightings today also have a large section of
UFO and occult merchandise peddled by the publishers.
- Newscasters and talk show hosts seem to think UFO every time an unexplained
power outage occurs. Exploding squirrels are a far more likely cause (They get across the
high voltage, short the line, trip the breaker, and then blow up from steam generated
internally by high current before the breaker tripped).
- In most cases where UFOs are associated with power failures, the power
failure caused the UFO. Examples:
- An exploding transformer shooting a ball of flame into the sky
- A power line arcing to a tree
- A fallen power line producing a brilliant series of flashes
- A tree branch set ablaze when it touches a power line
- A brilliant teal ball of light from wind and rain whipping two badly
insulated power lines together
- An incandescent piece of power line thrown into the sky by a short
- An incandescent squirrel thrown into the sky after shorting out a power
- It's amazing how UFO photos can be accepted for years without obvious flaws
being noticed by investigators. One photo was of a big stuffed rabbit photographed through a
store show window that was reflecting the sky. The camera caught mostly sky and very
little rabbit (just enough to make a UFO photo).
- Several versions of the Trent photos have appeared (almost as though the
originals became too hard to copy, so new ones were made). I have seen 6 different
- The Trents drove area police crazy with repeated sighting reports.
- Almiro Baruna had sold several other fake UFO photos before the Trinidade
shots were taken.
- An interesting "wrinkle" has appeared in the 8/22/55 Kelly
Kentucky "invasion." The Shrine Circus had just finished a 3-day run in Kelly when
the sighting occurred. One would wonder if some monkeys or chimps got loose while wearing
- I wonder if Helio Aguiar owned a Collaro or Magnavox record changer. The
UFO is identical to a rubber drive wheel found inside.
- Paul Villa was an auto mechanic, and many of his UFO photos look like
parts of automobiles or trucks.
- If the abduction is left out, the descriptions of the object in the Travis
Walton case match a fire balloon quite closely.
- The object on the cover of Travis Walton's book "Fire in the Sky"
is a depiction of a UFO-shaped hot air balloon kit Edmund Scientific used to sell.
- The title of that book also suggests a fire balloon.
- A possible motive for some of the Gulf Breeze FL sightings is the increased
tourist trade that resulted.
- The photos taken by Ed Walters in Gulf Breeze FL are now quite suspect. He
sold his house, and the new owners of the house found a model of the UFO in the attic.
- The page author owns a UFO magazine containing a photo of a UFO, taken
directly from the movie "Godzilla vs Monster Zero."
- One UFOlogist said, "The beings must be more intelligent than us,
because they get out of better vehicles." What does this say about the dog let out of
a car to "do his business" on the shoulder of a road?
- Bloomington Indiana was the recipient of a prank: The day the Skylab fell,
some students welded together three trash cans filled with radio parts, junk, and electric
cable. They painted "SKYLAB" on the side, smashed it with sledgehammers, and
dumped the whole mess into a huge pothole on Kirkwood Ave. Their plan worked: Two weeks
later, the city finally filled in the pothole.
- (This is the city that also witnessed the shooting of a model of
Ballantine Hall -- the tallest classroom building at Indiana University -- into the
sky as a model rocket. We also have witnessed the Banana Olympics, the Chair-Throwing
Bobby Knight, and a railroad overpass with "LIONEL" painted boldly on the side,
so don't think this event was out of the ordinary.)