EAR/ONS Update 6-25-2017

Sorry I haven’t been blogging as much, but I have been slammed with the release of The Bermuda Triangle II. The big advertising hasn’t begun yet, and I am partly to blame for that.

But Q Files is slowly being updated. The home page will become like my desktop, revealing to surfers my upcoming projects and dividing the projects according to how they will culminate: in web presentations or books. Cover-final-BTII

Now, as for DURON as a clue in EAR/ONS: There is a possibility  there was a connection. As a clue it comes down more to “CORN” than the paint chips. It was dark that night in Danville and the couple was taken by alarm at the man standing in the shadows. No one has “CORN” on their jacket. Crompton went nowhere with “COORS;” Shelby with “COACH;” and I with “COBRA.” Is it possible that DURON appeared as “CORN”  to the frightened couple?

Much has been said about the paint chips found at certain locations ion victims’ houses. In and of themselves they might not lead to anything, but when you find after-the-fact that your POI had family connections to such a paint business, you begin to wonder. He had two working parents. He may have worked both of their connections– in auto wrecking and paint supplies/real estate without showing any over connection with momma’s business.

Following the real estate angle has led investigators nowhere for decades, but if EAR had a connection with someone who dealt in supplying paint for new home construction and finishing he would have an inside into the locations of new tracts of homes being built. The paint chips would not need to come from him. They could have come from the workers finishing the home. But you can see the connection.  It was a way into neighborhoods without having a direct connection to construction.

So, the upshot is that tracing paint chips may go nowhere, but after-the-fact a connection with supplying paint is curious. Can the DURON logo appear as “CORN” at night, in the dark, from an angle, to a startled couple in bed?

EAR was unusually successful. It shouldn’t be surprising that he worked more than one angle during his crime spree in order to stalk neighborhoods, both up close and from afar.

For my POI, he had the connections. He had more than one apartment/duplex connection in the Carmichael area far from his official address in Placerville. He was outside of the dragnet. He had never been suspected. The process still grinds on to verify he was EAR or to clear him. But it remains surprising how so many connections turn up that potentially shed light on clues left in the wake of EAR.

His case is in good hands right now. We all wait. If there had been an autopsy they would get a DNA sample there. If not, it takes a little longer. We must be patient. The process moves along I’m sure.

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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester or Q Man. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.

Investigative Journalism verses Real life Investigating

I am in line yet again to star in another TV series.  This time it is not a “reality TV” show but a series of documentaries along the “muscular curiosity” theme. I am more at home with this. It will let me showcase real life investigation, and if it works it may branch off into more topics, including Cold Case.

This will be of enormous help to me since with a respected company backing me, information can be more easily obtained. I still need much more on NORCAL, The Doodler, and other topics and cases.

It will be made by a British production company, which means frankly it will be much more honest than anything American. Sad to say, but it is the truth.

Like all others they like my moniker “Q Man.”

But on a substantive note, if this goes through and expands I can tackle many topics with real life investigation.

I know that I have been praised for “investigative journalism.” But that is not what I am. It’s a compliment when considered in the purest form. But today “investigative journalism” is often just finding talking heads who were associated with a topic, then processing the information and preparing it for presentation. This is NOT investigating a case. This is merely preparing it for presentation.

A series of true life investigations of mysterious cases I think is along overdue. So many shows have only shown a scavenging of popular topics, the inevitable reenactments of famous incidents like D.B. Cooper’s skyjacking, The Roswell Incident, an investigation of a single cattle mutilation played along a regurgitating narrative, and always some claim and fuzzy game camera shot of a “BIGFOOT.”

The development producer knows that I have written my own narrative in these topics and that except for the Triangle I have been publically shunned because my investigation has not justified the dominant narrative.  This seems to be in my favor, as TV audiences have gotten tired of the same regurgitation and scavenging.

So wish me luck. I would not be an inquisitive mind rehashing the same topics from a slightly different perspective or from a recently discovered “clue” used as a hook to rehash an old and overproduced story. It will be groundbreaking investigation.

I hope I get lots of makeup. I’ll need it.

It’s a long road. But it is time to walk it.

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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester or Q Man. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.

EAR/ONS– A Clue

A possible clue to consider: DURON

 

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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester or Q Man. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.

Me and Zombie Journalism

I can’t stand Zombie Journalism. If you don’t know what it is, it is a form of journalism without adjectives and adverbs and thus without any qualifying statements. It is a world of nouns and verbs and talking heads. No real thesis. It is a world in which “vocabulary” is considered too big a word, and zombie journalism proves it does not understand what it means. Especially when it comes to the word “objective.”

One is objective while investigating. It is a state of mind one must have until the “bodies are found,” so to speak. One is objective until all the data is in. But when the data is in, you would think that an individual would have enough morality and sense to present a thesis. I mean, they have analytical ability, don’t they? Zombie Journalism does not. There are supposed “phenomena” researchers who have remained objective for 40 years. That’s bad. It means they haven’t really uncovered enough to come to a thesis. In 40 years?

I dreaded that image. The image of the constant data gatherer is the image of a forager.  I remained object for my first Triangle book. I was reintroducing the topic after 25 years of deep freeze. In the sequel, I must remain objective at certain levels for some theories. But it will be plain to see that I am accept some phenomena, but remain skeptical of the theories arising therefrom.

To accept a phenomenon is not to endorse any theory arising from the discussion of that phenomenon.

I have made no secret about my dislike for the UFO culture. It is a world of easy strategy and no logistics. But the phenomenon itself is real. But what are the logistics of UFO abduction?

There is actually one proven “disc.” For some that may seem narrow-minded. For others that may seem like a shocking admission. It actually should be regarded as shocking. This disc has had more than enough witnesses to confirm it is real. But it is only about 10 by 12 feet. Released CIA documents, first presented in Greenwood and Fawcett’s Worldwide UFO Cover-Up (1984) detail a sighting from the captain and two crew of a freighter off New Jersey on August 4, 1950. The captain marveled that the thing was only about 10 feet in diameter. The consensus of the three men was that it was ellipse– in other words egg shape.

A picture supposedly taken in 1929 of just such an object later turned up in the public. It was a photo taken by Edward Pline near the sawmill in Ward, Colorado. It is clearly an ellipse– not the cartoon flying saucer. Curiously, he had described it (according to his daughter) as the size of a large boulder. Again, this sounds like something 10 by 12 feet.

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In November 1973 such a disc came into the shallows off Petit Bois Island near Pascagoula, Miss. It was so thin it could glide in water 4 to 6 feet deep. (The captain of the freighter had said it look only a few feet thick). It lurked under the skiffs of one of the Ryans and then it set off a light and started to glow. The Rices and Ryans gathered around it and struck at it several times with their oars. It seemed metallic.

They called the Coast Guard. Two guardsmen– Crews and Nations– came out in a 16 foot boat. They found it and struck at it as well. Crews was certain it was metallic. The light it set off seemed to come from a 3 inch diameter source in the top. It made the water glow in a 10 by 12 foot ovoid. When hit with the beam of a flashlight, it went out and slowly recharged. From the side, underwater, they estimated it looked like a parachute. In essence we have an ovoid disc about 3 feet thick that is capable of setting off a strange glow.

I go into its behavior in The Bermuda Triangle II. We must accept that the way it behaved betrayed its desire to find a boater alone. It crept up to boats and then stopped alongside and then started to glow. What role do these objects play in the number of small derelicts? How can it be abduction? They are too small. But how would you react if one appeared next to your boat, in daytime or at night? Would you fall over? Would you attack it like the Ryans? Would you panic? A number of derelicts have been found. Off the top of my head I can recall 3 in the last decade in which the pet dog remained aboard but the owner was gone. In only one case was a body found. She had for some inexplicable reason (apparently) fallen over. Cover-final-BTII

Such things must be considered. Such glowing lights or USOs were associated with Moselle Reef in the Bahamas. Furrows have been found on the shallow banks indicating something moving over the bottom with tremendous speed. On occasion these furrows continue over small islets.

They are another mystery that must at least be considered. We cannot deny they exist. We can only wonder if they play a role in some of the odd deserted vessels.  More witness reports have confirmed that larger sizes exist, up to 50 or 60 feet in diameter. Their reports open up the can of worms that is the UFO phenomenon. The earliest reports declared that the “saucers” were actually ovoid or ellipses.  Ken Arnold, the first to see and draw one, drew one that was slightly longer than wider and he thought the back was curved or flat.

Into the eerie world of real life X files we must go. The truth is there, and hopefully I presented a rational look at one manifestation of this eerie world in Bermuda Triangle II rather then the endless yards of theorizing and conspiracy theories.

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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester or Q Man. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.

Summer of Love– 50th Anniversary

It seems such a quiet windup to the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. I was just 1.5 years old when the news swept over the nation that there was this “Love in” in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. There is one main entrance and exit along the park here, Fell in, Oak out. Ashbury crosses Oak and at its intersection with Haight it marks the center of the Haight District. It was natural that the hippies should come and go from the park here and then incubate in the Haight. It became known as Haight-Ashbury.

As a kid growing up in the ’70s in Gilroy, a small town south of the Bay Area, I lived and grew up in the wake of the Summer of Love and the cultural and attitude changes of the counterculture. I was, however, born to a mother a bit late in life. She had been 42 when she had me, so I never heard any sympathy for the movement from my parents. Like most Midwesterners who had entered the Service in WWII and who were then discharged in California she had remained in the State. I was the typical California kid of the ’70s– one parent from the Midwest, at least one set of grandparents from Europe.

After the war my mother had lived on Ashbury Street; so that when any hippie news hit the airwaves we invariably heard how nice the Haight had been and how the hippies subsequently had “shot it to hell.” From this classy “farmer’s daughter,” this was a shocking word for us to hear.

My Prussian Oma was sure the world was going to hell. My Swiss Opa, like all Swiss, didn’t give a damn about world events.

Nevertheless, the Summer of Love was both a media blitz and a pivotal moment in the counterculture and Flower Power movement.

The 30th Anniversary in 1997 was a rather big deal out here in Calif. I even thought of asking Mom if she wanted to go. The answer I’m sure would have been “no.” I regret not going as a 30-something to check out the “old” hippies. Many came from all over the nation again. A Detroit real estate agent, now quite established, spoke on radio about his experience and about his conservative Jewish father coming to visit him and seeing him with Indian jewelry, long hair, scruffy, and shacked up in a “love in.” It was a humorous recollection.

Then he said something I still remember. He said that his generation truly thought they were doing something positive to counter the Cold War. I thought that was curious. Moving to San Fran, growing your hair long, living in a drugged stupor, tie dye bandanas, smoking hashish pipes– how was this going to do anything for Russian (Soviet then) war production? Frankly, how was this going to do anything for US war production?

The counterculture and especially the events in “Bloomtown”– the Haight-Ashbury– were quite phenomenal. They are a continuing reminder that a whole generation can get itself into a movement.  It really didn’t last. The attitude manifested itself in a way that couldn’t last.

But you would think with all the “anti-establishment” rhetoric of today there would be much more planned for the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. We have been on the cusp of another anti-establishment movement. It has been seen coming for a while, but how it would manifest itself has proved ponderous to consider. It certainly won’t be Flower Children in the Haight-Ashbury. But perhaps the media would be wise to start dissecting and presenting the crystalized form of the current anti-establishment movement . . .beyond the phenomenon of so many Bernie or Trump voters anyway.

So much out there feels like the late ’60s and early ’70s again– race tensions, feelings of doomsday, echoes now of the cold war, paranoia. The Great Generation still helmed the ’70s, and we continued on. Is the current generation, the aged Baby Boomers, and my generation, the Twiksterish Generation X, able to lead us through this new upcoming antiestablishment movement? The Great Generation certainly had seen more unnerving things than my generation and they still held up.  The saw the Depression, WWII, Holocaust, the Cold War, atomic bombs, Korea, Vietnam, and then the loose morals of their children.

Apocalypse was an attitude prevalent in the 1970s.  But society still handled the unnerving reports of riots and of crime sprees as exotic as chic urban guerillas like the Symbionese Liberation Army, or the almost Thugee-like murders in San Francisco of the Zebra Killings.  What have we truly seen to make us so paranoid?

leary_1Perhaps we don’t recognize the current anti-establishment movement because it is not distinguished by such stark differences in clothing and it really has no symbols. Perhaps also it has no navel in which it incubated, like Haight-Ashbury. Perhaps also because it is not inspired by global events.

But we should realize the seed had long been sewn for such a movement, and the youngest generation out there has more reasons (nationally) to be involved in an anti-establishment movement than the Baby Boomers ever had. They have seen the generation before them incapable of dealing with debt. Bankers couldn’t balance their bottom line. Politicians instituted inept housing laws. Parents didn’t even know how to take out a housing loan properly. Kids 8 and 10 years old saw their homes lost and now they are soon to be voting age. The Great Recession deeply affected a generation coming of age.  Society has seemed stupid. Their parents have seemed stupid, and the nation seems on a stupid course.

They aren’t a counterculture. They aren’t into funky symbolism and hybrid mysticism. But they are more deeply suspicious of the “establishment” than any Baby Boomer had been, and they have far more rough economic circumstances to motivate them to stay focused and not indulge in the luxury (or whimsy) of making up their own religion.

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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester or Q Man. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.

The Bermuda Triangle II– On Sale Now

It’s up for preorder (tomorrow orders begin) on Barnes & Noble and amazon (So far).

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0988850583/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_t2_CJwpzbKF1XVH1

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bermuda-triangle-ii-gian-j-quasar/1126548302?ean=9780988850583

I’m getting some of my first book’s reviews organized to compliment the advertising.

From New Yachting (December 2003). Figure my name would inspire some comment.

“Not only has Quasar researched the usual disappearances of note, he goes into some detail using recently released NTSB reports, noting that there have been more than 1,000 disappearances in the last 50 years. . .We wondered about the author’s name, Quasar, which in normal parlance means any of a class of celestial objects that resemble stars but whose large redshift and apparent brightness imply extreme distance and huge energy output, and if it might relate to the book and we weren’t disappointed.”

The Bermuda Triangle II adds dozens more and expands on the theories.

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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester or Q Man. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.

The Bermuda Triangle II: An Odyssey

Opening week is coming. These dreadful weeks where I have to mail out review copies, send to friends and those involved. I think the paperback might be out a week before the hardcover. It all depends. Nevertheless, all retailers should be listing the book for sale. It is 88,000 words, 280 pages, 8 pages of photos, etc.  You can tell where I wanted to start digging in deeper to a case a la cold case but space did not allow due to the volume of cases. Lots of maps and some illustrations.

I hope you enjoy it.

It’s been a long time since I tackled an X-Files topic. Quite a frustrating feel compared to cold case where I must be ready to take it to tangible and incontrovertible solution. Yet here we still move closer to solving the subject. I laid it out and reintroduced it in my first book 14 years ago. Now let us dissect it more.

Check Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or any place books are sold worldwide.

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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester or Q Man. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.