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Monday, 18 June 2012


Haunted Skies Volume 5 offered for sale at the fantastic price of £888! on Amazon by Invise-UK (Canada)
This came from eagle-eyed Haunted Skies supporter James Mitchell who contacted us regarding the cost of Haunted Skies. “It was nice to talk to you today, despite the bad connection we seemed to have. I really enjoyed the first volume of Haunted Skies and am looking forward to reading the rest: hopefully, if I'm good, "Santa" might let me have another volume before Christmas! I’ve been interested in the subject of UFOs for many years now, albeit with a lapse of some years until about four years ago.

As for myself, I've seen three unexplained things in the sky (two luminous and one "cigar" shaped object), but I tend to keep an open mind as to what may be behind it all, although I believe that it is a real, external (to the observer) phenomena. Whatever it is, it's certainly fascinating.

To me, the biggest regret regarding ufology is the in-fighting and bickering that dogs the subject. I often feel that if all the interested parties joined forces and pooled their resources (in a similar way to which astronomical societies are federated) then the subject would gain more respect in the eyes of both science and the general public. I know at my age (mid-fifties) I shouldn't be so naive, but it's a nice wish all the same!

As I said, I would like to become more involved in the subject, but lack of time and health problems mitigate against this. Once again, it was nice talking to you and please keep up the good work with your excellent series of books.”

Currently Dawn and I are working on Volume 7, which will cover just two years – 1978 and 1979. We would have never thought in our wildest dreams so many years ago that the UFO scene was so prolific during the mid- to end of the 20th Century, and can remember a conversation with the publisher when we thought four books would cover the activities of the mid-20th Century!

I spoke to ex-Gloucestershire Constabulary PC Trent Davis today, who is living in Thailand. He has had the courage to stand up and just say what he saw hovering over the radio transmitters at Cleeve Hill on the outskirts of Cheltenham way back in 1975,. The full story will be outlined in Volume 6, which will be the Jubilee edition and dedicated to Queen Elizabeth.

From Don at Bexleyheath and his new kittens! “I hope you're both keeping well? All is good here and my mum’s leg is healing nicely although she's still going to be bandaged for at least another 5wks.Our feline lodger Daisy Belle had her 2012 kittens just after 1am this morning and they're very vocal already. There are only 3 this time but here's a photo of our latest litter but they WILL be found homes unlike the first lot. One has already been found a home for when its ready to go , but no way are we going through the mayhem the first lot caused , breaking things & getting into everything - its WORSE than having kids ! So homes are definitely going to be found for the other two in this photo which actually makes them look bigger than they are whereas the fact is that they are such tiny fragile little things".

Spoke to David Bryant today and hope he sells plenty of rock and stones. Thanks for all of your help David and kind advice.

Here are some photos of our last visit to Devon the Sun was shining! 
The first was overlooking the Camp site, the second at Bucks Mills and shows Monty the dog.

Martian Photo by Steve Franklin - shades of War of the Worlds

From Keith Hanson:  bird stuck in a box. He had to free it.

Storm clouds over Red Lion Pub. 

And finally a news item of interest…

Sunday, 10 June 2012


 Volume 5
This is now available.

Daily Mail
We have had some good news:  Michael Hellicar from the Daily Mail has agreed to endorse our books, and has supplied some script to us.  The least we can do is to let him have a copy of Volume 4. Thanks Michael for having faith in us.

Coronation St
Another endorsement will come from Betty Turpin (aka Betty Driver) who died some months ago. She was of course the barmaid in Coronation St, and is still remembered, not only for her role but her delicious pies.  

I have spoken to both Betty and her sister Freda over the years and was encouraged by her kind remarks made about the work we were doing with getting these books out there. Sadly I don’t think she read Volume 4, which was sent to her just before her death, but she had read and liked the others.

Steve Franklin
Wayne our illustrator has been in touch, so we shall be taking up the reins with him again (his PC went down and he has been ‘out of action’). We would also like to thank Steven Franklin BA (Hons) for all of his help with illustrations. Steve runs TOMCAT MEDIA a business specialising in, quote: “offering a cost effective, professional & friendly service for the production of promotional video, using broadcast quality cameras and non-linear computer editing equipment. We specialise in promotional marketing, and are versatile in all areas of video production.”  

Mick Walters   We would also like to thank him for also volunteering to assist us with illustrations. What a nice man Mick is. We met him and a  lady called Brenda at the Weird Weekend. Hope to see you soon.

Here are some extracts from what Bob Tibbitts brought over a few days ago.

Finally, here are some photos of Bella who loves the bubbles! Hope you enjoy them.

Daily Telegraph 27.6.67

Saturday, 2 June 2012



The strange tale of Aleksei Leonov

On 23rd March 2005, fourteen years after the USSR had disintegrated Leonov was interviewed by a Russian publication Drugoye Vremya (RIAN Agency). The press-conference was in honour of the 40th anniversary of his space walk. He said that all Earthlings very much want that there be someone except us, but alas, in the confines of the Solar System, there is no intelligent life (he really meant other than human beings-PM/PS) Leonov added:

“I declare it with full responsibility”.

Our ‘special correspondent’ on astronomical and astronautically minded matters - David Bryant - has himself spoken to Leonov on a number of occasions, and confirms the following conversation, which is widely available on the internet:

“As a military person, I headed a commission for the research of unusual space phenomena, and I swear to you, not even one occurrence had been established by us the unusual objects observed from the Earth, as a rule, had to do either with special meteorological phenomena or rocket launches of spacecraft as their exhausts had taken extremely peculiar shapes in the upper layers of the atmosphere.

Crosses with gigantic rings around them, especially in the clear wintry weather, could be observed for an extended period of time in the area of the Plesetsk Cosmodrome (space launch facility PM/PS), in the Saratov region, and over Baikonur after the launch of the Soyuz launch vehicles. Many people saw them, and took the rings to be UFOs; retold to each other, and thus legends were born.

Up to now nowhere in the world has there been taken even one clear photograph, where one could look at, and unambiguously assert that, yes, this is a UFO. Why are there no such photographs now, when almost everyone has a photo camera in their mobile telephone?”

In April 2007, videos were shown on You Tube, showing footage alleged to have been taken by the American-Soviet crew of Apollo 20, launched on August 16th, 1976, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California, crewed by Mission Commander William Rutledge, Command Module Pilot, Leona Snyder, and Lunar Module Pilot, Aleksei Leonov. The ‘whistle blower’ declared that during their mission to the far side of the Moon, in 1976, they had taken film of a derelict crashed alien spacecraft.

Such claims can whip the imagination to unparalleled height of excitement. It seems a scenario more in keeping with the script of a Hollywood blockbuster, than stark reality, so one should tread carefully before forming any judgment on a matter that is outside the remit of common sense, taking into consideration that the only way to prove this alien vessel exists is to go there and look for yourself! An impossible course of action now although one perceives the likelihood that trips to the far side of the Moon will be part of the itinerary in the late 21st Century. If they are who known what lies up there? One thing is assured we doubt that Aleksei Leonov was ever involved in any clandestine journeys to the Moon; there has never been the slightest of hints during his conversations about such matters with David Bryant.

Daily Telegraph 16.9.67.