For October, 1960
THE ULTIMATE WEAPON ................................................................... 2
ABOUT DISBELIEVERS ............................................................................................... 4
A TRIP IN THE NIGHT ................................................................................................... 5
LAS VEGAS UFO SIGHTING ....................................................................................... 10
WORLD REPORT ........................................................................................................... 11
UFO SIGHTINGS ............................................................................................................ 12
LETTERS ......................................................................................................................... 15
BULLETIN BOARD ........................................................................................................ 16
COMING LECTURES .................................................................................................... 18
EDITOR ........................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
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to the propagation of a better understanding among all the peoples of the
earth, and of those who are not of the earth.
By DANIEL W. FRY
(Reprinted from UNDERSTANDING, March, 1956)
The dominant nations of the world of today are engaged in
the greatest race for armaments which this earth has ever seen. Every efficient
means of destruction is being harnessed and developed to its highest possible
degree of perfection.
Almost everyone in the United States deplores the
possibility of war and hopes sincerely that it will never occur, yet millions
of persons in this country are devoting their entire energies to the production
of the means to wage it effectively and devastatingly.
We are doing this, we say, only in self defense. Our
official attitude toward the government of the Soviet Union is that the latter
came into being through force; it exists and expands by force; it understands
and respects only force, therefore the only way in which we can hope to protect
ourselves from the danger (to our way of life) which it represents, is by the
use or the threat of force. Unfortunately, under the present conditions, this
is probably true, but it is a sad commentary upon the state of development of
our social and spiritual science, when we are forced to admit that we have no
adequate means by which we can cope with brute force except to meet it with
In our frantic search for more and more powerful weapons,
we have almost entirely overlooked the most potent of all and the only one
which we can use to its fullest extent without destroying ourselves in the
Some of the historians who have chronicled the lives and
careers of great conquerors, have marveled at the fact that none of them ever
succeeded in their attempt to subjugate the entire human race. In many cases,
as the great warrior went from victory to victory, from conquest to conquest,
it had seemed inevitable that he should ultimately succeed in subduing all opposition.
Then, at the very pinnacle of success, at the moment when it appeared that no
power on earth could stand against him, a pattern of perversity would begin to
manifest itself. For the first time in his
life, the great strategist would begin to make errors in
his military planning and gross errors of judgment. Men who had been loyal to
him for years would begin to draw away, and in some cases to betray him. His
career, from that moment, would become a succession of failures leading to
ultimate death and degradation.
This is a typical pattern of the career of all those who
have attempted to dominate the peoples of the earth by force, yet the would-be
conqueror of today always prefers to ignore the plain lessons of the past.
Perhaps he does not realize that this pattern is the result of immutable law.
When any man begins a program of unlimited conquest, he begins to invoke
against himself the most powerful weapon in the world, the force of human will.
If we examine the life pattern of the would-be world
conquerors, we usually find that his career was begun upon the pretext of
righting a great wrong, of correcting some injustice in human relationship. For
a time he has the approval of the majority of that part of the world which is
aware of his action. The use of force inevitably results in the production of
enemies, but for a time his very success will swing the balance of opinion in
his favor. As time goes on, however, the conflict grows constantly greater,
while the pretext shrinks into insignificance. Eventually, the true purpose of
the conqueror becomes obvious to his friends as it is to his enemies, and an
ever increasing force of human opinion will be directed against the success of
his efforts. Anyone who may doubt the efficacy of the force has only to read
history to be convinced,
During all of the great wars of history, the dissemination
of propaganda, for the purpose of breeding hate, has been a recognized part of
the military strategy, but this has been done principally for the purpose of
increasing the physical effort of the individual rather than through any
recognition of the power of thought itself.
Unfortunately there is undeniable evidence that those
leaders who control the policies of the Soviet Union have, from the beginning,
had a much clearer realization of this power of opinion than have the leaders of
the free nations.
In its drive for world domination, the Soviet government
has always devoted a very large proportion of its total effort to the molding
of public opinion, particularly the opinion of those nations which had not yet
become involved in the struggle. They have been willing to go to any length,
short of abandoning their ultimate objective, to maintain among the total
population of the earth, a balance of approval, or at least of acquiescence
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in their policies. They have, to date, almost succeeded in
maintaining this balance, in spite of the fact that their avowed objective is
world domination; in spite of the fact that all of the nations which have come
under this domination have immediately lost all political self-determination
and individual liberties; in spite of the fact that there is no evidence that
any of these nations have profited in any way by this domination, and in spite
of the fact that most of the arguments and promises through which the approval
or acquiescence has been obtained have been proven false.
Consider how much more powerful a weapon this force of
world opinion, this power of collective will, could be in the hands of free
nations, who have upon their side the overwhelming preponderance of truth and
justice. Yet how slowly are they awaking to the realization that the ultimate
weapon is the collective force of human will, and that when wielded by true
understanding, it becomes the world's only irresistible force.
IT IS SAID the world is full of disbelievers, which, of
course, is not altogether true. Some disbelievers are admittedly agnostic, and
where does the fault lie? Most of it lies at the door-step of modern-day sects.
And why is this so? Simply because that the various sects are entirely
materialistic in their approach to religious subjects and worldly themselves,
instead of spiritual, as the Master taught.
Hardly any sectarian today can explain anything about the
Father and Creator. Some say He is the same as nature, some say law, some say
wind or ether. And to confuse the explanation even more, the various sects
worship the Messiahs or Holy Ghost, which latter is entirely a mystery of pure
But the day of thinkers has arrived, be they agnostic or
not. Common knowledge teaches anyone that we are all children of One Great
Father and Creator, and that He has condemned no one to hell or eternal
punishment. Anyone who acts according to his highest knowledge or comprehension
is as valuable in the sight of the Creator as anyone else. No father, even
earthly, would cast out one of his children because he was a problem; it is
most likely that the problem child would receive the most attention in order to
bring him up to standard. The Heavenly Father taught by the
Messiahs is certainly as considerate. The prodigal son was
received even more sumptuously than the obedient one. It most often turns out
that the problem child or adult, as in the case of St. Paul, becomes the most
arduous worker for good, for at least he does have great energy.
Let no man judge another as to his life. If you were in
his boots, you would be doing just what the other man does. It is all a
question of development, which development depends on opportunity and care by
parents or friends. Who can say that this development in any line of knowledge
is dependent upon himself? In other words, because he is naturally smart? Any
such thinking is completely out of line at any time.
The Messiah condemned no man, except the Scribes and
Pharisees. He was always sympathetic with the unfortunate and unlearned,
for there was little pride in them, which pride is a great deterrent to
spiritual progress. He always chose the humble and weak.
At this very day, the churches are filled with Scribes and
Pharisees, who think they know all the answers, when in reality they know none
at all. Question them about the fundamentals of Religion and find out what they
think. They know nothing about heaven and nothing about the spiritual man and
not even about the resurrection of the dead, which is immediate. Like the
Scribes and Pharisees, they misinterpret about everything in the Holy Word.
They refuse all progress spiritually, even maintaining that no one can know
about the spiritual man or the spiritual heavens.
It is no miracle that we have a world full of agnostics
for our so-called leaders can answer no questions, even the simplest. Most do
not teach eternal life when this was the sole object of our Messiah; some admit
when the earth is burned, we may live again. How pitiful this all is when we
can all know differently by a little careful investigation of Modern and true
By F. R. Brooks
Morongo Valley, California
Thy testimonies are righteous forever; give me
understanding that I may live. Psalms 119:144
Give me understanding, that I may keep thy law and observe
it with my whole heart. Psalms 119:34
OCTOBER 1960 5
By JOHN WESLEY ROOT
FROM TIME immemorable, man has delved into every
conceivable corner in search of knowledge. Learning has become synonymous with
culture. Knowledge applied in an earnest desire to improve becomes wisdom.
Wisdom is knowledge absorbed through experience and made a part of the
individual expansion. This wealth of wisdom has been condensed into practical
procedure, and, for ages untold, has been given to man as his expansion would
permit. Understanding is the foundation of wisdom, for, unless wisdom is
understood, it may become mere prattle. Love tempers wisdom and gives it a
beauty and depth of perfection in application possible by no other force.
He who gains wisdom is wise indeed, for by this wisdom
many doors open that would otherwise remain closed, perhaps for a long time.
Experience without wisdom can become a multiplicity of errors, magnified in intensity
by repetition. Intelligence is the keynote of wisdom and allows it most
sagacious application. Wisdom predetermines a leader, particularly a leader of
men, and assures avoidance of many pitfalls along the pathway of life.
Divine Wisdom, or wisdom applied to the laws of Life,
changes the outcome from mere chance to complete realization and becomes a soul
warming compassion for RIGHT that is readily perceptible by its gentle
character. Without Divine Wisdom, the full application of the laws governing life
would be impossible, and man's expansion in conscious awareness would be
definitely limited. Wisdom becomes divine when applied to BEING.
Each cause produces an effect. Each effect, in turn,
becomes a cause. It is unnecessary to stumble through life, reaping inordinate
results from causes promoted through ignorance, for the sincere, earnest
contemplation of the SELF OF GOD within will loose an avalanche of wisdom for
guidance, firsthand. When this is ripened for experience and proven by
manifestations, the individual has greater wealth than gold or jewels, and far
greater knowledge than can be learned in the usual school. Throughout the ages,
wisdom has been written in veiled sentences that the ignorant would not destroy
it. The initiate can understand according to the expansion of his own conscience
Many contemplate wisdom, but they unconsciously attribute
it to some
other individual, ofttimes renowned, or afar off. They
acknowledge they possess very little of it, if at all, not understanding just
what wisdom is. The wisdom of the ages is spoken of, and the mind goes back to
some mythical age and some mythical individual. Perhaps the most renowned 'is
What then is wisdom, that it should be so held in awe?
And, who is this Solomon, reputed to be so wise? The great wisdom of the ages
that has been held aloof and sacred so that only the elect should partake of it
is no more than the knowledge of the Laws of Life and their application in
everyday activity. Soloman! Solo-man, the ONE. Your own Self of God operating
through each individual.
Wisdom is simple. It is the recognition of CAUSE, and
acknowledging that cause so we may align ourself with it. Then, we find the
reality back of everything expressed in thought as idea. Information, which is
the commodity of the average, is complex. The mind evolves outward to the
periphery of complexity, and then involves back to the central simplicity. When
we discover that it is IMPOSSIBLE to comprehend the wisdom of the ages before
we know OURSELVES, we will start on the way to original simplicity. And, as we
unfold from within, we ENFOLD the Universe. When we seek static truth, we find
only mutterings. TRUTH LIVES!!! It lives in the heart of every individual. We
do not accept the witness until we find it within ourself, and, having found
it, we are so awed by its profoundness, we become silent, before it lest our
fellows turn and rend us.
Wisdom, then, is but the application of the truth found
within ourself - THE TRUTH OF BEING. Wisdom alone can comprehend wisdom,
therefore the fool says no man is wise. But we who have found the in dwelling
reality of OUR OWN BEING have found the original, the UNIVERSAL wisdom. Until
one can rise above opinions and concepts, we are neither steadfast nor wise. To
detach ourselves from every outward thing and rest serene on the Inner Self of
God is wisdom. Know ye this for a Truth, the wisdom we seek is already within
us. We receive nothing except it be given us by the FATHER. The Father is our
own consciousness. Our consciousness is the Father of all that we ARE. When we
realize that our world, in its every detail, originates within ourself, and is
sustained by ourself, we simply go within secretly and appropriate the new
awareness of consciousness of our rebirth, which is nothing more than moving
from one state of consciousness to another.
The conscious awareness of freedom is the Father of
Freedom. The conscious awareness of light is the Father of Light. The conscious
awareness of wisdom is the Father of Wisdom.
When we take our attention off our present concept of ourself,
and place it upon that ideal of wisdom that is our SELF, that ideal which we
have heretofore thought as beyond our reach, and claim ourself to BE that
wisdom-ideal, not as something as will be in time, but as that which we NOW
are, in this immediate present, then our present world of limitations has
disintegrated while our new claim arises like a Phoenix from its ashes.
To attain wisdom, all that is required of we who seek it
is to rise to the level of the wisdom desired, without dwelling upon the manner
of expression, but simply feel the naturalness of it. Hence, we do not attain
wisdom, we ARE wisdom. When we are conscious of BEING that which we desire, the
door is opened, and no man can shut it. I AM THAT I AM. Awareness of
consciousness is the only door. To know that I AM is to be aware of BEING.
Unless we are aware of Being that wisdom we seek, we seek in vain.
Be it known NOW! Without consciousness, there is neither
creation, resurrection, nor life. Consciousness is the AWARENESS OF BEING --- BEING
Before we can transform our world, we must lay this
foundation of understanding. Unless we discover that our consciousness is the
cause of every expression in our lives, we shall perish in our ignorance. That
which we are aware of being, we express without effort. We know we ARE, and
knowing we are, we will also discover that this KNOWING We ARE is GOD, the
Father which preceded all that we ever know ourself to be. Consciousness dwells
within that which it is conscious of being. I AM, then, both the Lord God, and
Freedom or imprisonment, satisfaction or frustration,
perfection or imperfection can be differentiated only by the consciousness of
being. All things easily express their nature. As we wear the feeling, it
becomes our nature. It may take a year, or but a moment. That is entirely
dependent upon the degree of conviction, but, as we feel deeply, `I AM THIS',
we begin to expand the nature of the thing we are feeling ourselves to be.
Seek Ye first the Kingdom means when we consciously define
ourself as THAT WHICH WE DESIRE, and, having so defined ourself,
and established our conscious claim, we continue in this
confidence, that attribute will manifest itself through us.
THIS IS WISDOM, the wisdom of the ages, brought down from
eternity, and laid at our door. Thus, we may know why man - or manifestation -
is always made in the IMAGE OF GOD. Our awareness of BEING images and out
pictures all that we are aware of BEING. Consciousness, the FATHER, includes
everything in perfect completeness. The seed of awareness is planted in the
womb of LOVE, and by its great cohesive power, the SON, or manifestation
follows, and we become THAT.
Then, with a faith sustained by the knowledge of this
changeless law, we rise to heights of BEING, commensurate with our true
desires, for we are ever THAT which is defined by OUR OWN AWARENESS. Be come
aware, then, that the desire is the positive indication of limitless capacities
for its fulfillment. Let us look upon a true desire as the spoken word of God -
our every word a prophecy of that which we are capable of BEING.
There is but ONE GOD, and that one only God is our
consciousness awareness - our own SELF of GOD, deep, deep down within us. When
we have found it, we will have found the key that unlocks the door to all the
great, profound wisdom of the ages. And, by partaking of it, we, too, may be
called wise, for then we are conscious of being THAT which we are.
By the Law; first conceiving, then becoming that which was
conceived, all things evolve. I AM THAT, in which all my conceptions of MYSELF
live, and move, and have their being. And, apart from this THEY ARE NOT.
Wisdom is knowing and understanding Life's Principle, or
the PURPOSE of BEING, and the Laws governing that purpose. Know there is but
One God Principle, and that principle INCLUDES man, and every other created
thing. Behold the body as the true temple of the Most High Living God, the
PERFECT instrument through which the Great Creative Principle flows. Then this
creation IS unadulterated in IMAGE, FORM, and LIKENESS. I AM GOD. Behold the
GOD within this temple. In this attitude we stand forth MASTER of every
situation, The Christ Triumphant. THIS is our divine kingdom. Then we are not
only one WITH GOD, we ARE God, the SELF OF GOD, actually. When we know
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this and use this knowledge wisely, we can and do present
the Divine Attributes to the world. God Energy cannot get into expression
except through us.
WISDOM is to know that when the Law of Truth holds sway in
the consciousness, the existing Cosmic Fact erases everything not in perfect
accord with Truth, for Cosmic Law must be fully satisfied.
There is no other path to perfection, than to go from one
plane of conscious awareness to a higher, and more advanced step until we
expand our awareness to the GOD consciousness, and we, ourselves, become THAT.
As we are faithful and worship this One God of SELF, we will find that the
vibrations of our body will also change from the human to the Divine. This is
the Temple of God that belongs to us, complete and perfect as God Beings. When
we hold to this true ideal, we hear our own inner God-Voice speaking the wisdom
of the ages for our comfort, for our guidance, for our revelation. Then, and
then alone, comes understanding, for it is GOD, understanding IMMORTALITY. We
are that very thing ourselves, for this is the way of attainment of all wisdom.
This Great Principle stands forth as a Golden Light. It is
not remote. It is right within ourself, and when we hold ourself within its
glow, we hold all things clearly.
When we express in any vibration, we are in tune WITH that
vibratory field, and so are invisible to things that express in a lower
vibratory field. Thus we are the Perfection of God only when we vibrate in a
As we contemplate BEING the God, we decide to BE, with
every inhalation of breath, a joyful thrill courses through our entire Being.
Thus we breath of LIFE into it. This thrill increases in intensity as we feel
more and more the joy of being THAT which we are claiming ourself to be. In one
final, deep inhalation our whole being will explode with the ecstasy of
accomplishment, and we will know that we are ONE with God, the Father
Consciousness. And the Son of God will rise within us and appear at the door of
the tomb as our Christ Self in a tremendous, glorious burst of transcendent
light. And then wisdom speaks within us, and we know the mystery of 'Let us
make man in our own image'.
Then I AM GOD, the SELF of God, and all wisdom is attained
from the Universal Source of all wisdom by becoming One with that source for I
Am the God of Wisdom.
A verity it is that it takes an expanded consciousness to
understand, yet understanding expands the conscious awareness. Our station in
the Great Divine Plan is determined by the extent of our conscious expansion
for the only difference between the greater and the lesser lies in the
expansion of the individual awareness.
Knowledge is but to know. Wisdom is the proven USE of
knowledge. This leads to understanding. The awareness of the consciousness
expands ONLY as this knowledge becomes wisdom through RIGHT application,
according to the Laws governing Being. Consciousness, then, becomes the
CAPACITY TO BE.
These seemingly intricate laws become apparent to the
seeker of light as his conscious awareness expands to include them; otherwise,
he understands them not and must reenact the experiences that lead to full
With Justice and Mercy and Mercy as the foundation of your
motives, with Love in your heart, let wisdom guide your footsteps into the
realm of Power that, when lifted above the human, becomes Divine.
(Copies of the book "A Trip in the Night" may be
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Arise, O Star, in crimson glory there,
The evening sky more brilliant for your glow.
Your 'warlike attributes' you clearly show
As you control the East in darkening air
O Son of Zeus, demoniac, declare
Are we your targets on this earth below,
Or part, with you, in Heaven's beauty show?
Or do you, with our God, some secret share?
From crystal peaks to orange band you give
Faint hints of life, controlled, in outer space,
To stimulate our urge to pierce the veil.
Share with us knowledge, if your earthlings live.
Prove old conjections wrong, old lines erase,
And spin, with us, the Heavenly, living trail.
Mrs. Julia T. Brogan
Kansas City, Mo.
OCTOBER 1960 11
LAS VEGAS UFO SIGHTING
The above is a sketch by Lester T. Wilson of Los Angeles
showing the unidentified flying object he and others sighted over Las Vegas, Nevada
on Sept. 3, 1960.
Eye Witness Account of
Las Vegas Sighting
On Saturday, September 3, 1960, at 11:15 p.m. in Las Vegas , Nevada, I, along with four other persons, encountered a most unusual sight.
Mrs. Myra Buonomo and myself and three neighbors were attracted by an un usual
chain of events. We saw in the sky an object in a stationary position that had
a shape of a flat saucer and was comparable in size as to the planet Venus.
With a flash that reminded me of that of a flash camera, the color, which in
its stationary position was a weird blue-green, changed as it started its
vertical ascension to an even more weird reddish hue. At this point, the object
disappeared out of sight and would appear in a new location at a much farther
distant point than the original point of sighting. This would happen at about 3
We had an opportunity to observe this object for 15 minutes
at which time we lost sight of the object completely and never found sight of
This was not a brilliant flash that would be visible as to
light the whole sky, but, to one observing it, the brilliance was rather
breathtaking. Of added significance was the sighting's effect on a woman who
had been unable to speak for over a year. The woman had lost her husband, then,
subsequently, lost her unborn child, resulting in the loss of her speech. When
she saw the UFO, however, she pointed at it, and, speaking for the first time
in over a year, said, "Look!"
Submitted by Lester T. Wilson
Los Angeles, Calif.
"I was on the highway between Lucerne Valley and Barstow
about nine in the evening, when I saw several flashes of light on a mountain
only a few miles away. At first I thought nothing of it, as there were a few
clouds, but the flashes became brighter and I pinned my eyes to the mountain
and the light. Finally in a few minutes, there was clear view of an object
shaped like some of the space-craft I had read about. It arose from the apex of
the mountain and sped away in a north-west direction, at which time the colors
of the ship changed to red and orange, the change being clearly detected. This
occurred several months ago, and I do not recall the exact date. This was my
first view of space-craft, and will always be remembered."
Morongo Valley, California
OCTOBER 1960 13
Are Martians Hostile? U.S.
Hopes to See
SEATTLE, Aug. 10 (AP) - The first rocket probe to Mars
should reveal whether it has any hostile inhabitants, two California scientists
They said the first rocket also should send back word on
the nature of Mars' canals and its two moons.
Wells A. Webb, research chemist for Hexcel Products, Inc.,
of Berkeley, and Dr. James A. Harder, University of California, presented a
paper to the West Coast meeting of the American Astronautical Society.
There's enough evidence of past or present intelligent
life on Mars, they said, so that the first rocket should be equipped to
"detect any possible interference or destruction as the result of the
actions of intelligent beings."
One way to reveal interception or destruction of a Mars
probe, the scientists suggested, would be to install a proximity detector that
would show approach of a nearby object by variations in radio signals.
Aztecs Probably Used
Independent, Pasadena, Calif., May 5, 1960)
MEXICO CITY (AP) -Ancient Aztecs probably used psychiatry
and hypnosis a thousand years ago, according to Dr. Nathan Blackman, of Malcolm
Bliss Mental Health Center at St. Louis, Mo. Blackman told the Pan American
Medical Assn. that studies of figures found in Aztec ruins indicated highly
developed knowledge of both techniques.
Flat World Theorist
Wants to Prove It
DOVER, England (AP)-Sign painter Samuel Shenton believes
the world is flat and wants to raise a $2.8 million expedition to prove it, a London
newspaper said yesterday.
Shenton, 56, organized of the 150-member International
Flat Earth Society, believes a green and fertile land exists across the
unexplored Antarctic waste, the Sunday Pictorial said.
"Always speak well of your enemies, remember . .
. YOU made them!"
Patrolmen Sight, Race
Red-Glowing Flying Football
RED BLUFF, Calif. (United Press International)-Two
California Highway Patrolmen have reported sighting and then racing a
mysterious flying football-shaped thing which gave off a red glow.
At least eight other persons also reported spotting the
object, which was described as being the size of an airliner. They reported
that sometimes it just hung silently in the air only 200 feet off the ground.
The strange story began about 11:45 p.m. Saturday when Patrolmen Stanley Scott and Charles A. Carson were cruising in their patrol
car some 18 miles south of here.
Scott last night reported that he first saw the thing
about a mile and a half away at an altitude of 200 feet. It seemed to have a
row of horizontal lights and "something on the end that made a red
beam" and appeared to be sweeping the ground, he reported.
As they kept looking at it in disbelief, it suddenly shot
noiselessly up about 500 feet.
They sent out a radio alert and then put their flashing
red light on. The object swung its red beam and then began to slide across the
sky. They pursued the object for about two hours.
At one time, it went into "various maneuvers-straight
up and down and sideways." But it soon left its pursuers behind.
Three sheriff's deputies, hearing the radio alert, raced
into the hunt. They reported they saw it, too, but were also out-maneuvered as
the thing disappeared over the eastern horizon about 2 a.m.
All this time, the patrolmen's radio was full of static,
presumably caused by the flying object.
Meanwhile, here in Red Bluff, the night jailer, Clarence
Fry, picked up the radio alert. About 1 a.m. he marched four prisoners onto the
front steps of the jailhouse. All five men testified to seeing the glowing
mysterious object "about 25 miles to the south."
Neither man would identify it as a "flying saucer."
But their boss, Highway Patrol Capt. Ruel Boehm, said last
night: "They know they saw it and we know they saw it."
OCTOBER 1960 15
Seen in Sky by 20
(Los Angeles Times
August 18, 1960)
RED BLUFF, Aug. 17 (AP)-Mysterious football-shaped objects
"flying in formation and emitting a red glow" were reported seen for
the second time in a week last night by at least 20 observers in Northern
California's Plumas County.
The unidentified flying objects were observed in the
little community of Mineral, 56 miles west of Red Bluff and 30 miles east of
where three California highway patrolmen reported similar sightings Saturday
The Plumas County phenomenon was reported by three
sheriff's deputies, a forester, and about 20 patrons of the Mineral Lodge.
Two Residents Report
Seeing UFO Over City
Two Albuquerqueans reported seeing a mysterious object in
the sky Sunday evening.
One of them, Richard Bass, 1908 Madeira NE, said the
object, which he saw about 5:15 p.m., appeared first in south-western skies,
came directly over his home, then seemed to make a 90-degree turn and went
He said the movement was very slow and that the shimmering
object did not have any particular shape to it. It was about the size of the
Paul Bahr, 1013 Indiana SE, said he saw the object at
about 6:20 p.m. with a telescope. Bahr said he did not see it move at all, but
that the light reflected by it differed in brilliance from time to time. He
also reported it appeared directly over his home.
Dr. Bennett Basore, official timer for the Albuquerque
High School Moon watch Team, said he was not watching the skies at the time and
could give no explanation for the phenomenon.
The schedule for appearances of the Echo I balloon
satellite over Albuquerque skies tonight and early Tuesday morning includes
oases at 6:19, 8:28 and 10:33 p.m., all in a northeasterly direction, and
Tuesday at 12:39 and 2:47 a.m., both in a southeasterly direction.
The Flying `Thing' Is
BETHPAGE, N. Y., Aug. 31 (AP)-A mysterious reddish object
circling the earth has been photographed by a tracking camera of the Grumman
Aviation Engineering Corp., it was disclosed today.
Grumann said the photograph was taken by a special
tracking crew which has been on watch.
The flying thing appears to be about a tenth the size of
the Echo I balloon satellite and travels about twice as fast. Sightings from
amateur astronomers and others have been received from throughout the United
Object Sighted by Truck Driver
(From Sept. 28,
1960, San Bernardino, Calif., Sun Telegram)
A San Bernardino truck driver has reported the sighting of
an unidentified flying object traveling at great speed over the Mojave Desert
"It was big and round, greenish-blue in color and
moving at extremely high speed," said Frank A. Stunden, 1158 E. 25th St.
Stunden said he saw the object about 11:10 p.m. Monday as he neared the Mojave Desert community of Vidal. Stunden hauls gasoline from Desert
Center to Vidal.
"It appeared suddenly, then by the time I counted to
three it was out of sight," Stunden said.
It had "sort of a slipstream behind it" and it
seemed to be about 500 to 1,000 feet over the desert floor, Stunden said.
I thought I was seeing things, but when I arrived in Vidal
I talked with a man who had been driving about a mile behind me on the same
road. He said he'd seen the object too and that it shook him up so much he
almost overturned his house trailer."
Sky `Object' Mystifies
(from The Salt Lake
Tribune, August 9, 1960)
An unidentified object, reported as trailing luminous
vapor, was reported by callers to the Salt Lake Tribune Monday night.
Callers reported the bright object appeared about 9:50 p.m. and was visible for "several minutes."
Observers said the object appeared in the western sky and
had a bright vapor trail.
I just received the latest issue of the UFO Nachrichten
(UFO News) from our friends, Karl and Anny Veit, in Weisbaden-Schierstein, Western
Germany. In this issue is my report on the Giant Rock UFO Convention and
mention has been made here in this report of the announcement which has been
made at the Convention (by Orfeo Angelucci) in regards to the
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International UFO Convention which is going to be held in Wiesbaden,
Germany, on October 15-17 of this year. An invitation to attend this
Convention has been extended to the following Contactees: Carl Anderson, Daniel
Fry, George Van Tassel, Orfeo Angelucci and Hope Troxell. However, most of them
asked the logical question: "How do we get there?" The expensive
overseas trip presents a problem to most of them. I reported this back to the
UFO Study Group in Wiesbaden. In this July issue I noticed that they have a
long, big article in their paper, presenting this problem of transportation and
lodging of the invited Contactees to the public, mainly to the different
European UFO Study Groups and appealed to them for financial support for this
I wonder if you would be so kind to relay this message to
the above named Contactees and ask them, if they would be willing to go over to
Wiesbaden if their trip, etc., would be paid for. We would have to wait and see
first, of course, how the people over there will respond to this public appeal.
They are so very anxious to meet and talk to our Contactees of this area. Over
in Europe, they have never had any contact with any Space people yet.
Los Angeles, Calif.
From "Earths in
the Universe" by Swedenburg:
" . . . it is known to spirits and angels that there
are inhabitants even in the Moon and likewise in the moons or satellites which
are about the earth Jupiter and the earth Saturn. Even those who have not seen
spirits who are from them; and spoken with them, entertain no doubt that there
are human beings upon them, for they, too, are earths, and where there is an
earth, there is man; for man is the end for the sake of which an earth exists
and nothing has been made by the Supreme Creator without an end."
My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my
heart shall be of understanding. Psalms 49:3
The entrance of thy words giveth light: it giveth
understanding unto the simple. Psalms 119:130
Dr. Fry on Tour
Daniel W. Fry, founder and national president of
Understanding, went on a coast-to-coast lecture tour during September. The trip
took him to such points as Denver, Colo., Iowa and Wisconsin, Chicago, Ill., Detroit,
Mich., Buffalo, N.Y. and Baltimore, Md. Large crowds turned out to hear Dr.
Fry at virtually every point, including a throng of 500 at his Denver talk.
Accompanying Dan was Art Kloepfer, national treasurer of Understanding and
former president of the El Monte unit.
Understanding welcomes four new units. They are:
RENO (Nev.), Unit No. 40, headed by F. David Rowlette, 432
W. 54th St., Reno. Reg Meaker is vice-president; Yvonne B. Neuharth,
secretary, and Dorothy Waldron, treasurer.
TWIN CITIES (Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.), Unit No.
41. President is Mrs. E. Van Poperin of 628 Stryker Ave., St Paul. Other
officers are Delmar Espeseth, vice-president; Mrs. Dorothea Petersen,
secretary, and Mrs. Cecilia B. Larson, treasurer.
WALLA WALLA (Wash.), Unit No. 42, presided over by Mrs.
"Happy" Tharp, 316 W. Main, Walla Walla. Mrs. Virginia Lucke is vicepresident
and Mrs. Florence Linklater is secretary-treasurer.
CANADA Unit No. 2 at FRASER VALLEY, Chilliwack, British
Columbia. President is W. Epp, 137 Main St., Chilliwack. Vice-president is B.
L. Harrington, secretary-treasurer Mrs. Beatrice Coleman.
Candidates' Views on Flying Saucers
Understanding wrote to the Democratic and Republican
presidential and vice presidential nominees during August and asked each of
them to submit a statement on these questions: Do you believe in the existence
of unidentified flying objects? Do you believe the UFOs are interplanetary
space craft? Do you believe some men and women of earth have actually had
contact with beings from other planets? Do you favor releasing more of the
government's information on UFOs? Nothing was heard from Vice-President Richard
M. Nixon or Sen. John Kennedy. Sen. Lyndon Johnson and Henry Cabot Lodge did
reply, however. Lodge's campaign director
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declined for Lodge. Sen Johnson's reply alone was worthy
of note. He wrote in part, "As Chairman of the Preparedness Investigating
Subcommittee I have received numerous inquiries on this subject from
conscientious American citizens. As a result of the interest shown, the staff
of the subcommittee has been directed to maintain a continuing surveillance
over this problem. I'm sure you appreciate the fact that this is an area of
considerable controversy in the interpretation of what was seen by those
responsible persons who have witnessed sightings of these aerial phenomna.
Ministers Attend Saucer Meeting
Understanding put on a special meeting on flying saucers
strictly for ministers during early September. Dr. Frank Stranges, himself an
evangelist, lectured to some 40 ministers and 10 of their wives in Pasadena.
According to Dr. Victor Joseph Larson, metaphysical minister who spearheaded
the experiment for Understanding, a few of the ministers showed an interest in
flying saucers. The attendance of 40 ministers represented the response from
400 invitations which were sent out.
News of the Units
EL MONTE, Unit No. 1, is supporting a Cuban friendship
letters program being undertaken by the Miami (Fla.) Herald and the Alhambra (Calif.)
Post-Advocate. Members have written letters to residents of Cuba expressing
friendship for that nation. These letters are then forwarded by the
Post-Advocate to Miami, where staffers on the Herald pick out names from the
Cuban phone books and send the letters on to them. The idea behind the program
is to open channels of understanding between the people of the U. S. and Cuba
and thereby keep Cuba from going communist. Both Dr. Frank Stranges and Wayne
Aho addressed the El Monte unit during September.
Wayne Aho toured Northern California during September,
speaking to SAN MATEO, Unit No. 2, SAN FRANCISCO, Unit No. 11, CHICO Unit No.
16, SANTA ROSA, Unit No. 18 and MARIN COUNTY, Unit No. 31. His lectures
included "Space Ships Coming to Earth: What it Portends," "Bible
Prophecies Fulfilled with the Coming of Space Ships" and
"Self-Development and Preparation for New Age Work."
VISTA, Unit No. 4, heard Dr. Frank Stranges lecture on
"Flying Saucer Mystery Exposed" during September and John McCoy speak
on the Faraday Cage during August.
LONG BEACH, Unit No. 8, also entertained Dr. Stranges
SANTA CRUZ, Unit No. 9, members heard Riley Crabb speak on
PASADENA, Unit No. 12, heard "My Pentagon
Contact" by Dr. Frank Stranges during September.
DETROIT, (Mich.), Unit No. 28, entertained Understanding's
founder and national president Daniel W. Fry, speaking on "Spacecraft and
Space Ships" during his national tour in September.
DOUGLAS (Ariz.), Unit No. 33, reports it has adopted the
descriptive phrase "Oasis of Friendship" in connection with its
activities. Meetings are being held weekly, alternating between study sessions
and tapes of lectures. Dan Fry and George Hunt Williamson addressed the unit in
person during September.
TACOMA (Wash.), Unit No. 35, hosted George King of London,
England during August.
George Hunt Williamson, author of "Other
Tongues-Other Flesh," "Secret Places of the Lion" and "Road
in the Sky," will be on the west coast for a lecture tour during October
and November. Giving an illustrated talk on "New Quest for the Holy
Grail," a description of archaeological research at the Glastonbury Abbey
in England, he will spend October in Southern California, Nov. 2 through 6 in
the San Francisco Bay area and Nov. 9 through 16 in the Pacific Northwest.
Anyone interested in sponsoring Williamson may contact Understanding at Box 22,
Station C, Pasadena, Calif. Lectures already arranged for Williamson include
LONG BEACH, Unit No. 8, Saturday, Oct. 8, 728 Elm Ave., 8 p.m.
PASADENA, Unit No. 12, Thursday, Oct. 13, IOOF Hall, 715
N. Los Robles Ave., 8 p.m.
RIVERSIDE, Unit No. 22, Friday, Oct. 14. Call Esther Stilgebouer
at OV 4-4510 for details.
INGLEWOOD, Unit No. 15, Saturday, Oct. 22, Business &
Professional Women's Club, 820 Java St., 8 p.m.
VISTA, Unit No. 4, Saturday; Oct. 29, Woman's Clubhouse,' 155
Park Ave., 8 p.m.
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