UFO Conjectures

Sunday, November 13, 2011

UFOs in Wartime by Mack Maloney

Mack Maloney has written the 294 page book pictured here [Berkley Books/Penguin, NY, 2011].

The $7.99 paperback can be found at fine bookstores, and online at Amazon, Powell’s, Barnes & Noble, et cetera, and should be in every UFO maven’s library.

It is a compilation of UFO encounters during armed conflicts, from Constantine’s history-changing vision to the Iraq war.

Along the way, readers also get a general UFO sub-text that underwrites Mr. Maloney’s exegesis of wartime UFO sightings.

Most UFO aficionados think they know every UFO sighting that counts, but Mr. Maloney presents some sightings that have not made the upper layer of referenced sightings, such as those recorded by servicemen in the Pacific arena during World War II, along with numerous sightings over Europe that are subliminal or unknown.

Several World WAR I sightings are recounted, along with a segment about the 1917 Fatima apparitions.

Foo-fighters during WW II are noted, of course, and the ghost rockets over Scandinavia too, plus other UFO sightings that seem to have been submersed in most of the UFO literature.

The United States Air Force’s Project Blue Book is taken to task for its lax responses to such sightings at the famous 1952 Washington D.C. intrusions during the Korean conflict, and Mr. Maloney doesn’t pull any punches about the tepid reactions to UFO sightings at or near U.S. nuclear missile bases.

Of course there is the intimation that governments have covered up or suppressed many sightings, but Mr. Maloney’s book now shines a spotlight on some of those set-aside UFO events.

There is a bibliography, but no Content listing or Index, which I would have liked for ease of skimming.

But this isn’t a book to be skimmed; it’s a book to be savored.

Mr. Maloney touches most of the UFO bases that buffs are familiar with, including, unfortunately the odious Rense site, but that’s a minor misstep.

I suggest that readers here would do well to supplement their UFO acumen by getting Mr. Maloney’s book so they have a fuller picture of how UFOs have been spotted by credible persons, during wartime, when the stress of war normally obliterates outside considerations, but didn’t when something as strange as a UFO shows up.


The 1924 Mars Telegram -- Addenda

An earlier posting here provided a telegram from the Navy to astronomers in 1924 about signals from Mars.

Jose Antonio Caravaca, who provided the telegram has found supplemental material.

Click HERE for a 1949 article about the telegram (in Spanish).

Click HERE for a pertinent paragraph (in Spanish).

A translation:

SIGNS OF OTHER PLANETS (by Morrison Colladay. International Digest. Published in Spain in February 1949 in Revista Meridiano, Meridian Magazine)...

"In 1924, when Mars was very close to the Earth, radio engineers were trying to connect to the red planet, to hear signals that could not be identified with anything terrestrial." The New York Herald Tribune said, on August 23, 1924 that these unexplained signals were received simultaneously in London, Vancouver and Newark (New Yersey). Engineers at the station WOR, Newark, insisted that they had heard and believed regular signals that were not due to static electricity. Several Newark appliance operators heard signals simultaneously for several hours,and said it appeared as if someone was playing a low key of a piano."

The 1961 Simonton UFO Event

Jose Antonio Caravaca has provided an analysis of the Joe Simonton Eagle River UFO encounter (in 1961), and his (Caravaca's) "theory" of such encounters and the UFO phenomenon, in general.

Click HERE to access Jose's blog -- The Caravaca Files