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Book of Enoch

(from wikipedia) An ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, although modern scholars estimate the older sections (mainly in the Book of the Watchers) to date from about 300 BC, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably to the first century BC. It is wholly extant only in […]

John C Frémont

John Charles Frémont or Fremont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) 1845 – expedition with Kit Carson to find source of Arkansas River 1846 – heads for California instead, provokes war, takes control of Bear Flag revolt, murders various people 1847 – proclaimed himself military Governor of California, resulting in court martial for mutiny […]

Happy Bottom Riding Club

34.865, -117.966 (West of Edwards AFB, CA) The Happy Bottom Riding Club was a dude ranch, restaurant, and hotel operated by aviatrix Pancho Barnes near Edwards Air Force Base in the Antelope Valley of California’s Mojave Desert. Barnes and the club were both featured in Tom Wolfe’s 1979 book, The Right Stuff, and the 1983 […]

Albert Nozaki

(January 1, 1912 – November 16, 2003) An art director who worked on various films for Paramount Pictures. He is perhaps best known for his design of the alien ships from the 1953 film The War of the Worlds. Born in Japan, he immigrated to America with his parents when he was 3. He became […]


Evil spirits only travel in straight lines… Links wiki (fr): Orthoténie NICAP: The Worldwide UFO Wave of 1954 Orthoteny Lives MUFON Annual 1983 UFO Symposium Proceedings: Southern California’s Straight-Line Mystery In Ufo Sightings Re: “Orthoteny” And The Great French Flap + a Fortean view per C. Fort goog book: Forbidden Science: Journals 1957-1969, by Jacques […]

Frank Scully

Francis Joseph Xavier Scully (28 April 1892 – 23 June 1964) Dana Scully from The X-Files television series is named after him. Knight of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great (1956) Author of Behind the Flying Saucers (1950) In October and November 1949, Scully published two columns in Variety, claiming that dead extraterrestrial […]

Clair George

Clair Elroy George (August 3, 1930 – August 11, 2011) One of the CIA’s earliest recruits. He specialized in turning agents to spy on their own countries for the United States. George served as the CIA’s station chief in Beirut when civil war erupted there in 1975. Deputy director for operations (DDO) of the Central […]

Mormon Battalion

The only religiously based unit in United States military history. Led from Santa Fe to California by Philip St. George Cooke, who oversaw the construction of Fort Moore. Links wiki/Mormon_Battalion

Edgar Mitchell

Sixth person on the Moon. Buzz Aldrin described a psychic communication experiment that Mitchell conducted during the Apollo 14 flight, wherein Mitchell attempted to transmit information to an observer on the ground. Aldrin stated that the experiment was a complete failure. In 2004 he told the St. Petersburg Times that a “cabal of insiders” in […]

Edwards Air Force Base

Located approximately 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Lancaster, California next to next to Rogers Dry Lake, which acts as a natural extension to the runways, and which has the largest compass rose in the world. Location of Chuck Yeager’s flight that broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, the flights of America’s first […]

Jacques Bergier

(Odessa, August 8, 1912 – November 23, 1978, Paris) born: Yakov Mikhailovich Berger Co-author of Le Matin des Magiciens which was published in France in 1960. Neo-surrealistic modern European history focusing on the occult and secret societies on politics. And also connects alchemy with nuclear physics. Translated into English by Rollo May in 1963 under […]

House of the Temple

Officially: Home of The Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, Washington D.C., U.S.A. The full name of the Supreme Council is: The Supreme Council (Mother Council of the World) of the Inspectors General Knights Commander of the House of the Temple of Solomon of the Thirty-third degree of the […]

Hollow Earth

Old mythologies and modern pseudo-science which describe a global network of tunnels, underground cities, or even an entire inner world lit by a hidden sun in the core of the globe. The earliest versions involve demon-creatures controlled by an evil god, poking humans with torture sticks in an infernal pit. The most recent versions involve […]

Nathan Twining

Nathan Farragut Twining (October 11, 1897 – March 29, 1982) He was Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force from 1953 until 1957, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1957 to 1960. His mother was Frances Staver Twining, author of Bird-Watching in the West. On September 23, 1947, authored a memo […]


June (21): Maury Island Incident July: Roswell Incident July 26: National Security Act of 1947 signed by CIA established September 9, 1947 — First computer bug found in relay 70, panel F of the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator December 1 — Aleister Crowley died December 30 — Project Sign founded to officially investigate UFOs


National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena NICAP, was founded in the 1950s to research reports of UFO phenomenon. Between 1957 and 1969, NICAP and its members periodically communicated with the FBI. Links NICAP correspondence