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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Mrs. May and the Incorrect Drawing


Mrs. May and the Incorrect Drawing

by Alfred Lehmberg

One week after the "Flatwoods Monster" incident on September 19, 1952, witnesses Mrs. May, one Eugene Lemon, and newspaper reporter A. Lee Stewart, Jr. were fervently sought out to appear on a nationwide television talk show in New York called, We the People."

The trio was interviewed by the host Daniel Seymour. Seymour was a huge National figure at the time. We The People was a News Magazine show featuring human interest stories and aired weekly. It transcended mere popularity and was heavily followed.

Before the show aired, "monster" eyewitnesses May and Lemon sat down with an artist in the studio. They would speak with this "artist" about their encounter with the so-called "Braxton County Monster." The purpose was to have some illustration for the TV cameras.

As they gave their descriptions of “a towering mechanical figure”, the artist would simultaneously draw HIS impressions in a pencil illustration of the "Monster" on a large poster board. The fulsomely inaccurate drawing was wholly misinterpreted by the artist! The figure portrayed was of a claw-waving "monster" outfitted in a cloth garment wardrobe and wearing a sweet-sixteen pleated dress like a bobbysoxer! It missed the mark by a parsec!

We only now know of this artist's inaccurate portrayal after trained Illustrator Frank Feschino, Jr., investigated this case and revealed the facts and details! We have become much better informed than a skirt-wearing claw-waver in a Dracula cape!

For years Feschino interviewed witnesses at length and was informed an "informed" otherwise! Feschino produced more effusive and accurate renderings of the “figure” during his interviews with these key witnesses, and when he interviewed Mrs. May about the "Monster" he asked, "Did it look cloth-like or metallic?"

She answered, "No! It looked more metallic." Moreover, eyewitness Fred May told Frank that, "...the figure was made of metal." He added, "It was mechanical; it was not alive. Maybe inside the thing, there could have been something alive. What I saw was either a small spaceship or a suit of some kind. Something it was wearing. It was mechanical.Mrs. May would add, "It hovered a foot, to a foot and a half off the ground."

The reality of the true likeness of the figure as portrayed by Feschino is a far cry from the original misrepresentation produced for We The People! Theirs was of the figure wearing a tunic top, a pointed hood, and a flowing dress! This unfortunate misrepresentation would plague the credibility of the story for years!

...Back to 1952, in the studio; the inaccurate drawing was shown at the opening of the television show and was accompanied by scary orchestral music before the three guests told their stories. The faux stage was set!

Reporter A. Lee Stewart told Frank Feschino, Jr., "The picture in question that always seems to be in a lot of the articles that I've seen is the one right here. In fact, the artist at ‘We the People’ drew that in New York on the actual day we were there."

Stewart explained the show to Frank, "They started interviewing Mrs. May, and then went to Lemon, which was all a question-and-answer situation. They gave me the opportunity of summarizing the thing in general and then finished with this particular picture."

After the airing of this program, the media and press ran with the story and further distorted the likeness of the "Monster"! This, of course, led to the incident becoming a dismissable folklore tale. ...But today? Today, we can know otherwise!

Flatwoods was only the end of the story, remember, regarding an undeclared air war with ET in 1952. It would seem to this writer that Feschino has provided for it to be a beginning of the current story, or the sense we are trying to make of this UFO thing, now.

Saturday, February 03, 2024

As Per Fermi


As Per Fermi

by Alfred Lehmberg


Corruption is self-destroying, isn't it? It doesn't seem to have the long ball on this planet, at any rate. It seems illogical that "aliens" would have figured out a way to make corruption, a hallmark of societal regression, work for them for the long term. We never have... and we've tried. ...Over and over again for naught but loss and misery. We try, currently.

That's what they, the "aliens," have done, though, if their "potential impact on humanity" is as negative as some would make it out to be. They've mastered an enduring corruption... somehow... though, still... 

Given the—howsoever tenuous—evidence that there are multiple species "out there" (!), this perhaps indicating at least a potential for some kind of  "struggle" between them—stay with me now—beyond what would be invisible... especially to us given our current observation technologies... so especially using sensory types of equipment that rank and file humans don't possess. Correspondingly, wouldn't we see the "fight"?

As per Fermi (?), we'd see that kind of struggle if it existed—n'est ce pas? Yes, I suspect so!  Nightly! Ebullient enough even for daytime! Cosmic war must be a spectacle! 

Too? We see UFOs, everywhere (?), but where is the evidence of the inevitable conflicts one would suppose between them, then? Curious. Those conflicts are not here or there... which just seems ludicrous given 7 categories of compelling evidence that potentially hostile parties are there... if not there in "inevitable" conflicts... or they're just not fighting, eh? 

Or not there at all? That's whistlin' passed the graveyard of the obvious contrary. Our existence only increases the existence of their existence. If we can think it, it must be so... what's created repeats, and nothing happens once. Humanity happened... ergo... ET must abound... ...and we would have them witness us screwing each other over for a percentage!

All it takes is one! "One-is-all-you-need."

No... Babylon 5 is real, out there... somewhere, reader, and minus visible conflict... or not! There's no evidence of their conflict we can detect... as that worm turns... though some, and notable, persons would argue; however, that there is, remaining, plenty in evidence of "them."

Besides, that old TV series alluded to was prescient given its eerie portrayal of current political realities. ...Raises the hair on the back of your neck, reader! My neck, anyway. Feel it raise on your own, or you might risk a self-neutered sentience, hard (not impossible) to come back from... ...we won't digress.  

See, everything you can think of has happened, is happening, or will happen, somewhere. More, of course, you cannot... "think." That's everywhere.... "everywhen, even"!  ...Even here. Even now...That's how big and filled with potential everything is... bigger than what is known... bigger than what can be known! We've pointed out before where that's a GOOD thing. ...Anything else becomes boring? Onward!

Moreover, the TV series above speaks compellingly to a certain conjectured civility aspired to (that we'd aspire to!)! This conjectured "elsewhen" in the universe of human imagination, this civility, is supposed by the B5 writers, among the extraterrestrial *others* "top-side"... * ...That civility intimated seeming to transcend what we are remotely capable of, here, in the real world—even in our limited microcosm... ruled (not governed!) as we are by a Monied, Psychopathic, and Authoritarian elite... with more ominous MPAs looming! 

Moreover, too? Our behavior, seen from *their* "alien perspective," must be, at the very least, unsettling in comparison... to be kind! Fly on the wall? We are entirely abhorrent in our observation, it is suspected!

...And, in comparison to what? Yeah, we may be "prince" or "princess," beings of shining light—but I don't think so. I don't think the reader would buy in to that, either. Humility and avoidance of hubris dictate such is likely not so.  Still, we can aspire to greatness for its necessary lack of hubris... the antithesis is despair's desolation and disaster.

If we accepted that human beings, generally, have at best a myopically shallow view of a "real" universe, perhaps we are ready... more than ready (!)... even deserving of the shock and disruption that the birth of our gross humanity (into a multi-verse of other beings?) is sure to bring into being! Consider that! "Born again," for real, into the new existentiality!

Comes the concrescence, eh?

Hey! No one asks the CHILD—spat forth unceremoniously from its indifferent womb on this planet—whether the shock of that birth is an inconvenience to it! Our admonition would be to just suck it up, it's the way things are... the fetus must leave the womb—a child its crib... "...don't be a baby"! [g]. Staying in the "womb" or "crib" is just not an option. It's DEATH! That's fundamental understanding!

So it is, also, for the "birthing" of a post-concrescence total humanity... one suspects, of needs ejected from the womb of this world. Millions of fervid individuals (respected real currency galactically, perhaps!) ..."graduating" into the wide open universe at large... ...w000000000t!  Again... comes that concrescence.

Our "quantum birthing" shan't be over-mourned by the same token... and for the same reasons. ...See, it's the way it is. Suck it up. You know, "joy beyond the shame, satisfaction beyond the shock, and fellowship, good readers, beyond the offense." Don't remain a baby, ever and always. Flatly, you can't and so shan't.

Restore John Ford! Now!

Grok In Fullness


Errol Bruce-Knapp, of UFO UpDates, Strange Days — Indeed, the Virtually Strange Network... ...and the coiner of the expression &qu...