SPECIAL UFO ROUNDUP ANNOUNCEMENT
Editor: Joseph Trainor
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SPECIAL UFO ROUNDUP ANNOUNCEMENT
I intended to post this announcement in last week's issue.
Unfortunately, due to illness, there was no issue last week. Nor are there
likely to be any new issues during the course of the summer. Here's why:
Shortly after I moved here to Minnesota two years ago, I went to the
Pearle Vision Center for new glasses, and I was told by the staff optometrist
that I had cataracts. During the past 25 months, the condition has been
steadily growing worse. Like Charles Fort, I am now blind in one eye, and
the other is getting progressively worse.
For the past six months, I have been resorting to all sorts of ingenious
stratagems in a determined--some would undoubtedly say fanatical effort to
get the UFO Roundup out every week. But now I'm afraid that I can no longer
do the work of compiling, writing and editing.
Last week I lost the ability to read my own transcription notes. Yes,
that is quite a handicap for an editor to have. I mentioned this in an
email to my sister Maureen, who replied, "Welcome to the club. Nobody else
can read your handwriting, either."
I must have laughed out loud for five minutes after that.
So, much as I hate to, I have no choice but to put UFO Roundup on hiatus
while I undergo medical treatment for the cataracts. I hope to resume
publication later in the year. But we shall see what the doctor says.
I really, really hate to suspend publication at this point in time.
We've already had one interruption due to the Millenium Bugout, the run-up to
Y2K a couple of years ago. And I hate to see UFO Roundup become a
stop-and-go, on-again, off-again publication like Weird Tales here in the USA
or Ostara in Europe. Besides, the present situation seems a little
embarrassing, like a soap opera or a bad episode of Lou Grant.
This condition does run in my father's family. As near as I can tell,
my condition most closely approximates that of my paternal grandmother's
father a century ago. So I guess that proves Luther Burbank was right.
Another reason I hate to go on hiatus is that UFO Roundup is really
hitting its stride. The Hanuman story from India is a good example. When it
all comes together, as it did with Hanuman, and we have the names and the
dates and the facts and numerous newspaper references, we provide a valuable
service to the UFO community. We come very close to the ideal of the "Saucer
CNN" we talked about in the Sightings chatroom back in November 1995. I hate
to see that level of news service disrupted, but the Almighty has taken the
matter out of my hands.
Concerning Hanuman and last week's "Bear Monster" seen in India's Assam
state, here's an interesting note. In his 1978 book, Weird America, author
Jim Brandon pointed out that there was a rash of "manimal" sightings in 1973.
At the time time, these were attributed to public jitters stemming from the
Watergate crisis and the Yom Kippur War. He noted that a similar flap had
taken place in 1945, dismissed by the scientists as "war nerves," and
theorized that there was a 28-year cycle between "bouts of monsteriana."
Well, here we are in 2001, twenty-eight years after the 1973 monster
flap, and the "manimal" reports are flooding in. It will be interesting to
see if the flap keeps up throughout the summer.
If Brandon is right about the cycle, the next big monster flap should
occur in 2029.
Your editor, of course, will continue to follow the saucers. Just as I
have since I saw my first issue of Ray Palmer's Flying Saucers magazine as a
little guy back in the 1950s. But I will miss the thrill of sharing the
latest sighting or event with you readers. For I know that the strange
parade of UFOs and Forteana never really ends. Next week there'll be more
sightings. A dark hovering triangle in Fort Thompson, Manitoba. A daylight
disc in Calama, Chile. A glowing green fireball in Enumclaw, Washington.
And an orange fireball over Tamworth, New South Wales. Or maybe another
alien in Quintana Roo, Mexico. In ufology, every week brings a new surprise,
and a sense of excitement and wonder.
So for now UFO Roundup must stand down. Hopefully, the newsletter's
absence will be a temporary one. That is something I shall leave to the
To those who have contributed thousands of UFO reports and newspaper
articles, I say, "Thank you, people. I could not have done it without you."
For those who contributed small gifts to keep the newsletter going, I
offer my heartfelt thanks. For your sake, especially, I will try my best to
re-launch the newsletter in a few months.
And I'd like to thank each and every one of our readers for letting UFO
Roundup come into your home and entertain you, if only for a little while
Keep watching the skies!
Subj: Cancun Mexico Abduction Report
Date: 01-06-04 12:49:24 EDT
From: Mike_Harman@rocketmail.com (Michael Harman)
This report was sent in to UFO-PI via postal mail. I
keyed it in today and forwarding it on to you all for
Cancun Mexico Report
[name removed and on file with UFO-PI]
Report sent in to UFO-PI from a Virginia Resident
Meditation Experience: X
Date of Experience: July / August 1993
Time: 1:00 AM Central Standard
Length of time for the encounter: One minute
Place - State/County - City/Town - Country: Cancun
Mexico (on vacation)
What was your reaction after the experience? Was I
dreaming or was this real, couldn't move my body like
I went back to sleep (forced).
Describe the experience as you remember it: I was in a
twilight state of sleep when I looked up and saw *3
little *green (things) big heads no cloths on, at
first I thought what the heck is this I remember I
couldn't move my body and it was like I went back to
sleep. Next morning I woke up and said nothing to my
family. (later on I did)
Height 3 1/2 feet, skinny, eyes were dark. It was dark
wasn't for sure what color their skin was.
Your real name & Age (optional): [info removed and on
file with UFO-PI]
Environmental Situation for UFO Encounters: X Indoors
Viewed Through: (X) Other - Five feet from my bed.
Area/Location: On vacation staying in condo in Cancun Mexico.
Area/Terrain: (X) Other - By ocean.
Area/Technical: (X) Other - Ocean.
I had made friends with a family from Texas while
vacationing in Cancun, Mexico end of July/ August
1993. We exchanged phone numbers, we kept in contact.
One conversation somehow came up with what had
happened to me, and my friend from Texas said "oh my
God" my mother had seen strange lights in the sky over
the ocean, that's when I truly realized what I saw in
my hotel room was real and not a dream. Also for the
last 10 years, I've been experiencing dreams where
I've delivered babies that don't look normal (mostly
girls). One was shown to me at about age 8 just
standing blond hair big black eyes no expression on
her face. (thought I knew she belonged to me).
Sometimes my baby doesn't feel right I get these kicks
in my stomach (not gas pains) they last about one
month or two then disappear. I've had my tubes tied
back in Feb. 1996 so I know I can't be Pregnant. I've
never experienced being away for any abduction. at
all. I consider myself a fairly religious person, so
why would God allow these things to happen if they are
rally real? My last episode was (dreaming) about one
month ago. Where I delivered a baby girl with blond
hair and some really weird looking blue or green
little eyes, big head. Can this be real or do I have
some really wild dreams? My new husband, I've not
discussed these things with him (probably would think
I'm losing it big time). You can also contact me at my
[name removed and on file with UFO-PI]
UFO-PI Private UFO Investigations, State of Texas
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