Monday, May 23, 2011
The Kingman UFO - In Print
Within the realm of UFO research, and even within the media and the general populace, there can be very few people that have never heard of the so-called Roswell Incident. It is a strange, conspiratorial and sensational saga that suggests nothing less than an alien spacecraft, complete with crew, catastrophically crashed on remote ranch land in the New Mexico desert during the summer of 1947.
The Air Force’s position on Roswell, today, is that the affair can be explained in wholly conventional and down-to-earth terms: the unusual wreckage found at the crash site, says the military, originated with a secret, high-altitude balloon-based project called Mogul that was designed to monitor for early Soviet atomic bomb tests. As for the strange bodies found at the scene, according to the Air Force, they were nothing stranger than crash-test-dummies utilized in parachute-based experiments.
Needless to say, UFO researchers scoff at such assertions, and accuse the U.S. Government of engaging in a cover-up of X-Files-like proportions to try and hide the extraterrestrial truth of the incident. But, Roswell is not alone. Indeed, there are far more than a few reports that suggest aliens may have visited the earth, only to fatally crash and burn. One such event is alleged to have occurred in 1953, in a desert locale on the fringes of the town of Kingman, Arizona.
The Kingman case is a truly unique one that contains a near-infinite number of curious strands, countless characters – some named and speaking on-the-record, and others wholly anonymous and Deep Throat-like in nature. Numerous twists and turns, needless to say, abound.
And, the Kingman affair is the subject of a paper from me that appears in an excellent new publication from New Page Books, titled UFOs & Aliens: Is Anybody Out There? This is the first in an ongoing series of titles from New Page that fall under the overall banner of Exposed, Uncovered, & Declassified.
Volume II - on the subject of ghosts and hauntings - will appear shortly, and the third volume - on ancient mysteries - surfaces at the end of this year.
Exposed, Uncovered, & Declassified is most definitely an exciting, new project that deserves to be eagerly devoured by Forteans everywhere!