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.

UFO-1929

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.

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