Friday, August 28, 2020

The Man Will Be Reluctant



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The man will be reluctant
It's been his way so long; 
he's the owner of the black-robed court, 
and he writes the *newsman's* song.

The man will be reluctant... 
forthcoming-ness bereft. 
He's kept strange info close at hand 
and teases you with it. 
And this is surely negative, 
it makes us merely fools... 
disrespected "Gammas," drones, 
or sad reactive tools.

The man will be reluctant. 
He'll surely hide from you... 
at the bottom of his castle, 
where he keeps his *craft* from view. 
Where he tinkers with the destiny 
which he dribbles out to us, 
while we wage-slave for epiphany, 
and then die as dry as dust.

The man ...will be reluctant
He may let you shine his shoes,
but ask, for cause, to see his *books*,
to be the one "outside"—you choose?


Though, it's everyone's the loser 
when you play the game like that!
He'd have you stretch your wages;
pay his taxes; make more brats!
He'd shove your nose to grindstones
so there's tooth-dust in your eyes;
he'd distract you 
from the questions asked
by lights who fill your skies!


He would slather *logic* sweetly 
to those spots gone slick with loss... 
that the dirge for which you're paying 
is the song of honest cost. 
...But nothing could be further 
from that fraud proposed as truth! 
The misery you're wailing 
is provoked by their abuse!


The man will be reluctant, 
so he keeps at beck and call? 
All the chosen of the multitudes 
he has kept, compelled ... enthralled
See, his religious arm of culture 
has convinced us that it's wrong 
to elevate humanity, 
and play a human's song.


Rather, campaigns for birthing babies 
are the order of the day! 
"The more of these you have... ...in Christ
...the more it profits... ...ME! So PRAY"!



"Keep on having all those children—
make no move to *stem* that tide, 
so we can better choose our *best*, 
and keep the rest deprived
Keep them scuffling for position. 
Keep them always wanting MORE! 
Keep them bothered—in confusion, 
under stress outside our doors"!



"Let them look at what we tell them. 
Let them suffer for our *sins*. 
Let them eat from what we feed them, 
and forget what fate portends."


The man will be reluctant, 
as he hoards his ill-got gain. 
He'll short you on the front end, 
and then make you feel his shame
He ridicules the UFO's 
which clutter honest skies, 
as they propose an end 
to his convenience, ease, and lies!


It matters not your terror, friend, 
your confusion is his tool
Why, he takes you for his property
his chattel...slack-jawed fool! 
Though it's you who heats his water
and you build his dwelling place; 
he keeps the truth apart from you, 
so he spits right in your face!



That's why the man's reluctant ... 
'cause he knows you'd be pissed off! 
Autonomy was yours, you see?  
Though, you'd been double-crossed
You labor for his slogans
and you tithe his guilt! Confess!  
...Continuing the same mistakes 
that got us in this mess!




Friday, August 07, 2020

An Overview Of A "Flatwoods Monster" Investigation...

Constructive Colleagues... Collegiate Collaborators... 
and Friends

Frank C. Feschino, Jr. ...An Overview of his 
"Flatwoods Monster" Investigation
by Alfred Lehmberg


Frank C. Feschino, Jr. is a graduate of the Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, where he studied illustration, commercial art, and photography. He was trained there by several world-class artists including Kenneth Davies, Rudolph Zallinger, and John Massimino. Subsequently, Frank earned his four-year Fine Arts diploma there in 1981. 

Feschino later moved to Florida where he studied Film and Video production at Phillips Jr. College in Daytona Beach. There, he was trained by Hollywood steady-cam operator Rich Davis. In 1994, he graduated with an Associates Degree in Film and Video Production plus a minor in Business. 

Feschino would come to be interested in UFOs in the early 1990s when, on break from school, he chance-visited a relative's farm in Braxton County, West Virginia. He discovered there, in some strange and seminal serendipity of cosmic foreshadowing, that numerous crop circles had appeared on the property overnight! Moreover, UFOs had been frequently sighted over that region dating back many years. 

Pursuant to industry and interest piqued, Feschino very carefully and meticulously documented these anomalies and then shared his research with British crop circle expert and electrical engineer Mr. Colin Andrews. Mr. Andrews would catalog Frank's new-found information in his world-class crop circle database, subsequently, and then keep him informed on unfolding current events over the years. 

It suddenly occurred to Feschino at some point that all this paranormal hoo-rah was great material for a one-off project for film-school! ...Little did he know...  

We observe then that, during this time and at this loation, Feschino became aware of the famous "Flatwoods Monster," that particular UFO crash incident of Braxton County, West Virginia occurring on September 12, 1952, which everyone had all but forgotten about. Entirely captivated, this "one-off" school project would become Feschino's life work

For the uninitiated, this "UFO Crash" alluded to was a case involving a downed UFO and its alien occupant, a 12-foot-tall armor-clad being encountered by a group of unsuspecting local Flatwoods townspeople investigating a clear "disturbance" in their town. Suspend all dismissal or stop reading, now.

This terrifying "close encounter of the third kind" quickly made headlines across the globe, was talked about, effusively, on the radio and TV, and was featured just one week later on a Nationally broadcasted live TV program named, "We The People." This was a program "woke" for the time and entirely investigative if sensational... they wanted a rep for getting the story right. "Corporate," at this time, was hands-off on the news, in comparison to current spacetime.


Mysteriously, this long-running popular TV talk-show was suddenly canceled after the episode following the "Flatwoods Monster" airing! One wonders what was up with that, especially after revelations of the proceeding... this writer is bereft of all clue regarding same.

Though, onward, the far-reaching news about the "monster" event in West Virginia was actually one of the world's top news stories of 1952. Yet, though the popularity and fame of the "Flatwoods Monster" had risen quickly in the public eye, there was a dark downside to the story as well!

It becomes quite plain at this point that Government intelligence agencies had covertly stepped into the picture and were keeping watchful eyes over the unfolding situation, and quickly working to diffuse it. Such seems, and abundantly, so. Why?

There were reasons good and bad, verily! There was a very real Soviet threat which could be complicated by even a misidentification of UFOs... forgetting the distraction of the incomprehensible actuality of them, although, unreasoning and slapdash, even incompetent (scared?), inconsistencies in reporting the incident abounded and became horrendous early on, abiding even today! Witnesses were constantly misquoted, the incident was heavily bowdlerized, contrived to seem doubtful, and the very honest and forthright witnesses were, and have been, laughed at for decades, 6 and counting! 


This happened...


The government's official explanation reported that the incident was caused by a passing "fireball meteor," and that the witnesses probably misinterpreted the "so-called monster" as a "barn owl" perched high on a tall tree branch at dusk! Patent nonsense not supported by data on any level in the first place, and meteors, in the second, don't hang in the air for 21 hours and temporal-change! 

This "monster" incident, as well as many other recorded UFO cases during the 1952 "Summer of Saucers," had the American public anxiously excited precisely because UFO sightings were at a historical high over the country that year! Here, the cover-up of this alien encounter was determined as necessary by the government, and actions to squash it were quickly and covertly (if incompetently) implemented. Mass hysteria was indeed avoided! 

Remains! We must ask, "but, at what cost," ultimately. Let us digress momentarily to observe how much farther ahead we could be as a species to have faced the UFO head-on back in the 50's and now have all that mischief more managed... but behind us! This writer would bet heavily that we'd have more societal success and self-respect as a result. We'd know who we were, at any rate, and not be disappointed, I feel... That's the intuition...

Back in West Virginia, subsequently, the "Flatwoods Monster" case was on the way to becoming a mere historical myth of sketch-less folklore. The majority of the public didn't believe the crazy tale to start, and the famous "monster" case was to be shelved as a curious legend for its finish! Mission accomplished? Again, one wonders.

…But wait, the real story behind this mysterious alien visitor and the circumstances surrounding the enigmatic and bizarre incident was never fully known to the public! Well, as the reader might suspect, that was about to change! 

You see, in 1952, there were a few people of staid consciousness and responsible conscience. These were lettered and inquisitive persons, adventurers who believed that this terrifying if astonishing incident truly did happen, they just couldn't put it all together with the "officially fiddled-with" information at hand! 

Still, and luckily for the serious future researcher, some investigators, and fortuitously,  left credible historical documentation about this case in their books, published periodicals, and private newsletters! Remains... It would have all been lost...

...Enter newly minted illustrator Frank C. Feschino, Jr. forty years later. Intrigued and perplexed by the bizarre story, Feschino, shortly, picks up this cold case where it had left off back in 1952 and was immediately engaged. He would run hard with it. He has never looked back. The chase is still afoot.

Feschino would truly become the first primary investigator involved in the puzzling affair since it was originally investigated in 1952. Indeed. He would bring the "Flatwoods Monster" case to a whole new level of well-credentialed credibility!

See, while still attending film school, Frank began an intense and extensive investigation into the case almost as a lark. Conversely, it would become his primary focus and occupation.

Verily, now armed with video equipment and schooled communication skills, he would competently videotape or film interviews with many of the first-hand Flatwoods eyewitness. He also photographed or filmed the many locations involved in the story, which were untouched by time. This immediately preceding should not be taken lightly... 

During his arduous, sometimes even physically hazardous investigation, reader, Feschino traveled extensively, accumulating a mass of information including the works of the aforementioned past researchers. He searched for and found forgotten books and magazine publications, private research papers, hoary newspaper articles from around the globe… and most importantly, the long-forgotten official government documents of the recently declassified Project Bluebook Files, ghostlike textual apparitions on film sometimes requiring huge reconstructions of these microfilm documents! This was the one thing previous researchers had not had. Here was the mortar for the ufological factual brickage! 

Unsettlingly now, Feschino discovered that the case's evidentiary trail was screwed-up very deeply by the government, but that there still remained scattered clues and widespread pieces to this cold-case puzzle scattered about and hard to decypher! These were clues and pieces telling the truth, if strewn about—buried all across the United States! The aspiration was to put this cosmic jigsaw back together, one can gather. For this writer's money, he succeeded. 

Feschino not only discovered that this alien encounter had indeed occurred, but he also put together an astounding timeline of events for September 12, 1952, disclosing a previously UNDISCLOSED 21-sustained hours of unending UFO activity... activity occurring over ten east coast States that fearfully fateful night! This was one busy meteor! 

This was the puzzle being completed... then. Information from disparate and un-coordinated sources dove-tailing into a clearer picture of what MUST have happened. 

On the day of September 12, 1952, Feschino was able to pinpoint 116 documented locations involving 25 separate and distinct UFOs over ten States, and he also discovered that four of those UFOs were heavily damaged! These damaged craft made repeated landings, by report; one of those damaged and downed objects even held an occupant abandoning its own damaged conveyance! This "occupant" would  later come to be known as, the "Flatwoods Monster." Frank Feschino, Jr. fleshes all this out, in his book, and as a result of an analysis of his "Master Map."

This well-cited initiative contains the information included: plotted points of a particular UFO's locations, the type of craft described, the timestamps of each object, and even their flight trajectories. It’s rather forensically recreated a total scenario for what happened in and around Flatwoods on September 12, 1952. 

Shockingly, Feschino discovered that by putting all of the individual UFO events into a chronological timeline and then piecing it all together, a story unfolded. This story very demonstrably involved two seeming "search and rescue operations" for distressed "fellows"... by Extraterrestrials for Extraterrestrials. Please read that again. They apparently attempted to retrieve two of their downed and stranded comrades in West Virginia, one in Flatwoods and the other in Wheeling, WV ... the data strongly suggests this.

Ultimately, Feschino concludes a logical explanation as to why there were four damaged and downed UFOs in the country that day. He observes that during 1952, the UFO sightings had become so frequent and ubiquitous over the United States that the  Air Defense Command was "operating under a 24-hour Nation-wide alert against 'flying saucers" in an attempt to address same! 

Top officials had directed their fighter pilots, "to take off instantly in pursuit of any 'flying saucers' sighted anywhere in the country." They would do just that... and the unadmitted carnage may have been horrific!

See, Feschino also rediscovered a piece of history that was forgotten by most when he learned the USAF also had "Shoot Down" orders directed against these flying saucers! Shoot down orders! These orders, reader, are now well documented. Feschino and Stanton Friedman hold a blow-up of a Newspaper article from that time, above.

Now confident, even arrogant, with their latest rocket-bearing jet interceptors in service at the time, the United States Air Force revealed that their fighter pilots, "have been under orders to investigate unidentified objects and to shoot them down if they can't talk them down." Feschino discovered the Air Force also admitted that they had scrambled jet interceptors, "several hundred times as a result of reported sightings of unidentified objects."

He continued his UFO research and discovered an alarming amount of mysterious Air Force, Navy, and Marine fighter aircraft accidents also occurred during that period. Some of these were just wholly inexplicable, man and machine simple vanishing from the Earth's face or crashing into schools and neighborhoods! The writer is not making this up.

Feschino documented and compiled a plethora of inscrutable fighter aircraft crashes as well as many unsolved incidents. These involved an overwhelming amount of vanished planes and missing airmen. The loss of machines and men during that time, undeniably, was, by report, absolutely staggering!     

Feschino also unearthed one more of these mysterious incidents. It occurred on September 12, 1952. The affair involved a United States jet fighter vanishing into thin air shortly before the "Flatwoods Monster" crash-landed in West Virginia. 

Feschino worked for several years on this particular case and discovered that the Air Force would report absolutely no record of this missing jet or its two-man crew. Additionally, the United States government did not have a single record of the airmen in any of their official holdings, military or civilian! Curious! Feschino continued on with his exhaustive investigation, regardless, then tracked down and talked to the two airmen's surviving brothers!

Rubbing... stone in inset...



The pilot's brother gave Feschino official documents that the USAF had sent him, then Feschino tracked down the memorial headstone of the pilot in Ocala, Florida. Our intrepid researcher then got hold of several Florida newspaper articles on the subject and began to piece the story together... but something was missing... the truth! 

The explanations given by the Air Force concerning this missing jet case were convoluted, contradictory, and fragmented. Years later, perhaps a result of Feschino's revelations in the case, the Air Force finally released the Sept. 12, 1952, Aircraft Accident Report case file on microfilm... including the missing jet story. There was “no record,” remember! 

Feschino evaluated all the cases and quickly discovered that two other September 12, 1952 aircraft accident events were mysteriously missing from the case files—both sent to higher classification! Feschino then read, dissected, and reviewed the remaining missing jet case and combined its contents with all of his other accumulated data about the missing aircraft. His conclusion: a massive cover-up revealed, and one that was actually on a much larger scale than the "Flatwoods Monster" incident. Flatwoods was only the end of the story it appears.

The upshot is that the alluded case of missing fighter pilot 2nd Lt. John Jones and radar operator, 2nd Lt. John DelCurto fit perfectly into place with all the other covered-up UFO events occurring on September 12, 1952. Such was abundantly so.


Feschino has written a groundbreaking book, and it is a completed and convincing essay map of his investigation into the famous "Flatwoods Monster" incident.  It is titled, The Braxton County Monster—The Cover-up of the Flatwoods Monster Revealed, later released as an "Updated and Revised" edition while his investigation continued and additional information was obtained. He's not done, yet, reader!

Feschino also wrote another book titled, Shoot Them Down-The Flying Saucer Air Wars of 1952. It records the 1952 "Summer of the Saucers" specific to the wave of UFO events, the Flatwoods case and the mysterious fighter plane accidents occurring between 1951 and 1956. The forewords and epilogs for Feschino's books were written by the nuclear physicist, UFO expert, and fellow author (The Late) Stanton T. Friedman of Roswell fame (pictured at the top).

Additionally, Feschino would generously extend recognition and credit to this writer and veteran Master Aviator, honored to write the book's recent book-cover synopsis covering this astonishing incident.

Feschino's works have been featured in numerous other UFO books, as well as countless newspaper, magazine, and internet articles throughout the world. The author has also been interviewed by numerous radio talk show hosts including personalities Whitley Strieber, George Noory, Richard Dolan, Bill Birnes, Heather Wade, and Shadoe Stevens to name a few. 

While building momentum through the media, Frank caught the eye of several conference promoters and subsequently traveled throughout the United States to spread the word about his UFO research and books of aviation and UFO history. For nearly a decade, Feschino appeared in, or has headlined for, several UFO conferences, lectures, and book signings. He was also involved in many "Flatwoods Monster" one-man events including numerous book signings organized by (The Late) Peggy Clise, the former Mayor of Flatwoods. These conferences were held at the antique and historical "Grandad’s Store" in that town.

It was at that location that the monumental "Flatwoods Monster 50th Anniversary" celebration was held in 2002 with special guest Stanton T. Friedman and many of the actual eyewitnesses in attendance. In 2007, another memorable event occurred in West Virginia, when Feschino led a a cast of lecturers during a two-day, "Flatwoods Monster and Flying Saucer Extravaganza" show, held at the historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Charleston, WV.

Frank has guest appeared on many West Virginia television talk shows, TV news broadcasts, and radio programs. He was also featured in the first-ever "Flatwoods Monster" cover story and feature article in the late UFO Magazine. The author and UFO investigator also appeared in an episode of "Monster Quest" on the HISTORY CHANNEL featuring the "Flatwoods Monster" and "Frametown Monster" incidents of 1952. Additionally, Feschino also produced a documentary that he wrote, shot, and narrated. It focuses on his investigation into the "Flatwoods Monster" case expanding into an undeclared and largely secret air war with ET. It appears on YouTube. 



After a quest approaching 30 years to reveal the truth regarding this seminal issue, Frank C. Feschino, Jr. has become the genuine authority on the "Flatwoods Monster" incident and the UFO events of September 12, 1952. Accept no substitutes. Today, a very well-spoken Feschino continues to be involved in UFO research and currently resides at his home in central Florida.


Richard Dolan with Feschino Part one
https://youtu.be/zxtPpqIQhqk

Richard Dolan with Feschino Part two
https://youtu.be/cZ3ng-IBUJU


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