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AudioBlog: UFOs over Finland Redux
Reports of UFO sightings and alien encounters come from all over the world, from Australia (https://www.dailycare.com.au/good-living/life/we-are-not-alone-close-encounters-of-an-australian-kind/) to Zimbabwe (https://mg.co.za/article/2014-09-04-remembering-zimbabwes-great-alien-invasion/). Place a finger at random on a globe and chances are some sort of UFO history from that area has been recorded. This week, the finger has landed on Finland, and Finland not only has a UFO history but also has active UFO researchers as well.
The history of UFO reports in Finland is much like that of other countries except that it starts earlier than most, dating back to the early 20th century. As was the case for much of Scandinavia, Finland had reports in the 1930s and 1940s of mystery lights, aircraft and rockets.
During the winter between 1933 and 1934, many people in Sweden reported seeing mysterious aircraft, some with bright lights (unusual for the period) that were able to fly in harsh weather conditions, day or night. The Swedish Air Force sent out planes to look for the aircraft, and ski patrols were sent to man mountaintop searchlights. The Finnish Army sent up their own planes, and the first report of “a shining bright light, just like a blowtorch” came from Kemi, a town just east of the Swedish border. The report received a good deal of press coverage (http://www.afu.se/afu2/?page_id=4778) and Finnish authorities declared without proof that the light was from something of Russian origin. At a 1937 press conference (http://www.cagliostro.se/2011/05/02/the-ghost-fliers-2775134), spokesmen for the Finnish military declared that all the sightings could be explained by weather formations and inaccurate observations. Read more →
450. Darcy Weir, Jim Goodall, Stephen Bassett & Gary King
Darcy Weir, joined by Jim Goodall, Stephen Bassett, and Gary King discuss the documentary "Crop Circle Realities (https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Crop_Circle_Realities?id=XZBrEBOHVwA.P)", UFOs, Ben Rich, Area 51 and much more!
AudioBlog: UFO April Fool's Jokes
Happy April! While April Fools’ Day will have passed by the time this blog is posted, the writer thought it would be fun to look at UFO related April Fools’ jokes. While hoaxes have long been a bane to UFO researchers, hopefully researchers can put aside their disdain for such activity at least one day out of the year and get in touch with their sense of humor. In fact, some have argued (http://radiomisterioso.com/2018/02/13/skylaire-alfvegren-what-is-a-fortean/) that a sense of humor is essential when looking into the paranormal.
An April Fools’ joke that ended up embedded in the UFO mythos as evidence for the existence of aliens involved a photo depicting what has become known as the “Silverman.” Isaac Koi (real name withheld to protect his profession as a barrister) discusses this photo at length on his website (https://www.isaackoi.com/alien-photos/koi-alien-photo-01.html). According to his (male possessive pronoun used due to antecedent male seeming name) research, the photo first appeared in the German publication Neue Illustrierte “on or about April 1, 1950 with the title ‘Der Mars-Mensch.’” It was admitted to be a joke a short time later, but that didn’t prevent the photo from showing up in literature and on websites with the claim that it depicts a real alien. For instance, this description appeared in Brazilian UFO mag, n.18, p.18, dec 1991:
Above, one of the most impressive photos of an alleged extraterrestrial creature recovered from crashed UFOs. For many years it was thought the photo originated from a crash in the USA, but recently it was found it was captured in Germany, shortly before the Second World War. The officers who hold the being are high-ranking members of the SS. Read more →
449. Irene Previn & Stan Gordon
Australia's Irene Previn on Westall UFO Incident's 55th anniversary (April 6, 1966) for 20 minutes and guest, Stan Gordon on the 1973 UFO-Bigfoot wave in Pennsylvania that his teams investigated and another aspect of the UFO phenomena that has been hardly discussed concerns what he has termed: "Mini-UFOs". Stan discusses all sorts of bizarre cases, and speculates to what we may be experiencing.
AudioBlog: Father William Gill’s Flashlight: Papua, New Guinea 1959
The 1959 sightings of Father William Gill in New Guinea, then an Australian territory, were well known and much discussed in the 1960s and 1970s. Given the multiple witnesses over two nights, observation of occupants and the credibility of the reporting witness, an Anglican missionary, it made for a sensational encounter. Even more incredible, the craft and occupants sighted seemed to respond to the witnesses throughout the encounter. The story was featured in Dr. J. Allen Hynek’s The UFO Experience: A Scientific Enquiry and The Hynek UFO Report, the double album UFO Encounters (which features Father Gill telling his story and Hynek’s commentary) and in the 4th issue of Gold Key’s UFO Flying Saucers comic book.
Although area residents seem to have had minor sightings of a bright light earlier in the year, Father Gill’s sightings begin the night of June 26, 1959. He was at his mission in Boianai, Papau, New Guinea and about 6:45 PM he spotted a white light near Venus in the evening sky. Soon this light descended through cloud cover that had moved in as time passed. The light grew larger until it became obvious that it was some type of craft. Read More: https://podcastufo.com/father-william-gills-flashlight-papua-new-guinea-1959/ (https://podcastufo.com/father-william-gills-flashlight-papua-new-guinea-1959/)
448. Ralph Blumenthal
Guest Ralph Blumenthal discusses his latest book which dives deep into the life of the late Dr. John Mack, a tenured and renown Harvard psychologist. Dr. Mack risked his stellar reputation and career to investigate purported human encounters with alien entities and to give credibility to the bewildering accounts told by people who were utterly convinced they had really happened. Ralph discusses what it took research John Mack, and the people who helped him out.