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Fortean Times (The Magazine of Strange Phenomena) ^ | From FT 148 July 2001 | research by Bob Rickard.

Posted on 04/22/2002 11:33:57 AM PDT by vannrox


To the world she was one of the most successful American fashion models of the 1940s , but she led a secret life as a Manchurian Candidate-style agent for the US intelligence services during the Cold War. COLIN BENNETT analyses this tale of multiple personality, conspiracy, hypnotic mind-control and fantasy life. Additional research by Bob Rickard.

On 31 December 1972, in the lavish apartment suite of a New York lawyer friend, the well-known 61-year-old radio presenter Long John Nebel married Candy Jones, 47, an internationally famous fashion model. The guests on this happy occasion certainly had plenty of things to talk about. The five men who broke into the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate office building in Washington DC the previous summer were facing charges of burglary,
conspiracy and wire-tapping. Already, there were rumours that this affair might go all the way to the White House. Though the guests were no doubt happy, the Vietnam campaign still had two years to run, and almost all Americans knew what the result was going to be.

Nebel was the Art Bell of his day, and his all-night radio show had an audience of several millions, but that night, his mind was not on Watergate or Vietnam. He had just married a woman whose face had graced the covers of 11 major national magazines in a single month in 1943. During the Pacific campaign in World War II, photos of Candy in a white polka-dot bathing suit adorned the interiors of ships, tanks, and foxholes.

It had been a lightning courtship , barely 28 days , so Nebel did not know his wife all that well. During the reception, he noticed a curious change come over her; within a very short time, she lost all her natural charm and exuberance. Her voice changed to that of another woman entirely and her normally fluid posture stiffened. Dining in the Ho Ho Chinese restaurant later that evening, Nebel noticed the transformation again; it was as if she were uncomfortable with the Chinese decor, wall-mirrors and candles.

While preparing for bed, Candy began speaking again in the voice Nebel had heard earlier. Even more alarming, this strange personality within Candy had a completely different attitude towards him; , she, sounded cruel, mocking and cold. When Nebel asked her about it, Candy was astonished; she hadn, t noticed the emergence of another voice or personality.

However, a few weeks after their marriage, she did tell Nebel that she had worked for the FBI for some time, adding mysteriously that she might have to go out of town on occasion without giving a reason. This left Nebel wondering whether there was a connection between the , other, personality within Candy and the strange trips she said she made for the FBI.

Candy (left, in Yank magazine)was born Jessica Wilcox in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1925. She grew into a striking blonde, some six feet four inches (1.93m) in height. Her classic American ice-queen face was fashionable before the more accessible faces of Grace Kelly, Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe came about. Though she was brought up in a fairly affluent environment, her father and her manic depressive mother physically, if not sexually, abused her. (1) Once, her divorced father, on a home visit, crushed her fingers in a nutmeg grater, and her vicious mother beat her on the legs so badly that Candy had to wear thick stockings to conceal the welts. She was not allowed to associate with other children and was often shut in darkened rooms by her mother. It was within such rooms that the very young, panic-stricken Candy developed a family of fantasy figures to keep her company.

In her prison gloom, she visualised these characters appearing in the twilight reflections of a large wall mirror. The name of one of these magical friends was Arlene, and she was to figure crucially in Candy, s later life. Unlike the other figures of this imagined world, Arlene didn, t fade away with Candy, s childhood. As a secondary personality, she grew up and matured with Candy. Arlene, s personality was a sort of mirror-reverse of Candy, s. She had some of the characteristics of Candy, s mother: she was tough and ruthless, sarcastic and cruel, with a grating low voice, quite different from Candy, s own.

This was the voice that Nebel first heard on his wedding day. When she was herself, Candy was the most loving, sociable and charming of women; when she was Arlene, she could become dangerously vicious, even attempting one night to strangle her new husband in a professional military-style manner. Nebel concluded, not unreasonably, that the mind of his new wife had been grossly interfered with. Candy seemed to be mortally afraid of anything Chinese; she was also afraid of doctors, psychiatrists and dentists, all of whom used drugs of one sort or another. Drugs were what Candy was afraid of above all things; whenever drugs were mentioned, in any respect, Candy, s , protector, Arlene would appear, to vehemently deny that such things should ever enter , her, (Candy, s) body.

Nebel discovered that the changes within Candy had a long history and their trail led right into the heart of an organisation that many of his telephone callers had been talking about for years: the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America. Nebel then took a grave risk: for many years, he had been an amateur hypnotist, and he decided to put Candy in a light trance, ask a few simple questions, and tape the results. There begins one of the most amazing tales of our time, as told in Donald Bain, s book, The Control of Candy Jones.

While touring military bases in 1945, Candy fell sick in the Philippines and was admitted to hospital in Leyte Gulf. There she met a Dr Gilbert Jensen (2), a young medical officer who gave her vitamin injections which probably saved her life, or at least her looks. Jensen left her his card and said he hoped she would write to him. Many years after this event she was to meet Jensen again, with almost disastrous consequences.

In 1946, she entered a rather loveless marriage to the tricky (and bisexual) fashion czar Harry Conover, who was jailed eventually for fraud. (3) The marriage ended in divorce, in 1959, leaving her with custody of her three sons and her own fashion business with an office in New York. Some time in 1960, an old acquaintance, a retired army general, dropped into this office and, in the cause of casual conversation, asked Candy if she would allow the FBI to use her office as a mail drop. She assented, and also agreed to deliver mail for the FBI when travelling on business because, at the time, she thought of this arrangement as a simple patriotic activity. She had no idea what she was getting into.

One of her first tasks for this (unnamed) general was to deliver a letter to a man in San Francisco while she was on business there. The man was Dr Gilbert Jensen, whom she vaguely remembered. She had dinner with Jensen in San Francisco on 16 November 1960, a day which was to affect the rest of her life. Jensen said that he now worked for the CIA and had an office in Oakland, across Bay Bridge. He said that if Candy wanted to, she could get far deeper into the covert Intelligence business, adding that it could prove lucrative for her. With three sons at private schools, Candy was short of cash and accepted.

The first thing Jensen did was to hypnotise Candy. In doing so, he found Arlene and developed her, using hypnotic techniques and intravenous injections of highly experimental drugs. He succeeded in bringing Arlene forward in Candy, s mind so that she could take Candy over almost completely. This done, he was able to send Candy (with Arlene, s voice and manner) on various experimental missions at home and abroad. Candy would change into Arlene in appearance too, wearing a wig and using a different make-up style. Jensen aimed to create a , perfect messenger, , one who could not reveal , even under torture , anything about the message she carried, where she came from or who had sent her.

This operation was vast and highly organised. Candy , as Arlene, the virtual
zombie , visited training camps, military bases and secret medical facilities all over America. She was studied and trained in every aspect of covert action, including explosives, close combat with improvised weaponry, disguise and communications. She was taught how to kill with her bare hands, conditioned to resist pain, and shown how to counter interrogation techniques. She was shown off by a proud Jensen to the military on many occasions as an example of narco-hypnotic success: the perfect warrior. Jensen, s pice de resistance was to demonstrate that his conditioning was so deep that Arlene would kill herself on command. An idea of the kind of moral values of the people involved here is illustrated by Jensen putting a lighted candle inside Candy, s open vagina
without her registering pain or fear. He demonstrated this before 24 doctors in an auditorium at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

Candy, as Arlene, was sent to Taiwan at least twice on test missions, delivering envelopes. There, she was tortured with electric prods to see if she would crack; she did not. Deeply perverted sexuality appears to have been an implicit element in the covert agenda. In episodes which are disturbing to read, she was frequently stripped, put to bed, drugged, hypnotised and tortured by various parties, including Native Americans on American soil. She was put onto medical examination tables, suffered Gestapo-like interrogations, and was sexually toyed with by women against her will. Sexual approaches were made under hypnosis by Jensen himself, but Candy appears to have fought him off.

Of course none of this was about fighting communism. It was more an example of what Churchill called , perverted science, operating in an old-style Intelligence regime. The hypnotising of Candy was a gimmick-structure like the , spin, put on the American tactical and strategic failure in Vietnam: the infamous body-count, the village , pacification, programme, the useless saturation bombing, and the use of defoliants. The Americans would have been better giving the Vietnamese free Japanese television sets and putting them to sleep the easy way. But perhaps we are dealing here with something more sinister than a failed Cold War weapons system. The system might have failed against the Communists, but did it fail when it turned its head against the American State itself? Mark Chapman, Sirhan Sirhan, John Hinckley, James Earl Ray, and Lee Harvey Oswald are said to be evidence that there were other , Jensens, at work in America.

Jensen knew he was taking terrible risks; he could not be sure whether Arlene wouldn, t put in an unplanned appearance at any time in Candy, s everyday life. Despite his precautions, this, of course, happened, otherwise nothing would be known of her experiences; Candy had no idea that she had been elsewhere or had done anything different from her normal round, apart from her visits to Jensen and to deliver mail. That was all she knew; the rest was a blank. After her adventures and tests were over, Jensen took her out of trance, and her conscious life became a seamless robe once more.

We only know this story from the audio tapes of Candy speaking under hypnosis and being questioned by Nebel. When Candy herself heard these tapes, she could not believe that she herself had undergone the experiences that Arlene described. From many tapes over a number of years, author Donald Bain skilfully constructed a complex four-character play between Arlene and Nebel, Jensen and Candy. Arlene is an abstraction in the head of Candy; Nebel is substance and Jensen is a shadow-figure. This drama was heightened by increasing external evidence that Jensen did indeed exist and was certainly engaged in the kind of activity Candy described. By the mid-70s, Nebel had terminal cancer and, distraught over Candy, s terrible victimisation and the suspicion that Candy had secretly seen Jensen several times since their marriage, thought of exacting revenge. He told Bain that he was going to kill Jensen, but Bain managed to dissuade him.

As a prototype for later books such as Cathy O, Brien, s Trance Formation of America and Annie McKenna, s Paperclip Dolls, Bain, s book is a brilliant achievement. Scorning a popular commercial framework, he spent a considerable amount of time extracting Candy Jones, s story from hundreds of cassette tapes. His approach was to juxtapose the abstract world in Candy, s head against John Nebel, s deepening questions, cross-referenced by the shadow-figure of Jensen. The tale went back over many years, but lacked the voice of Jensen himself; information about him and his intentions had to be reconstructed from one side of the dialogue only. Although he was only a shadow persona, Nebel was convinced that there was enough external evidence to show that he was more substantial than Arlene.

A more difficult problem was the removal of the many blocks placed, like layers of ancient brickwork, inside Candy, s mind by Jensen. Nebel tried posing as Jensen when questioning the entranced Candy; however, Arlene often noticed this tactic and warned Nebel that she knew he was tricking Candy. Arlene herself liked Jensen, whereas Candy did not. Nebel fared better when he pretended to be her alter ego, Arlene. Candy was far more comfortable talking to , herself, in this way and, revealed much information about Jensen, s activities.

Donald Bain suggests that Candy, as Arlene, carried out many more experimental missions for Jensen than ever were discovered. He checked out her office attendance hours throughout the 1960s with her business manager. Over a period of 10 years, she was frequently absent under the cover of business trips on which it appeared no business was done. Fragments of these trips emerged under hypnosis, such as one occasion when she said that she carried a gun for Jensen.

Bain ends his book with a cliffhanger. Despite finally accepting treatment from straight doctors, Candy misses her Jensen fix, and becomes a secret junkie for her Arlene transformations. She tries to hide her attempts to contact Jensen and the CIA from Nebel. But what worried Nebel more, before he died, were the attempts by the CIA and Jensen to contact Candy. Her adventures apparently took place between 1960 and 1971, but Bain declared that he could not be quite sure they had ended.

The courageous Nebel (right, with George Adamski) died of cancer soon after Bain, s book was published, still without the answers he sought about his wife, s secret life. He drew some consolation from the fact that, for a brief historical moment, he had torn the mask off the hidden controllers of America. In a similar way to other glamorous
figures, Candy Jones entered unwittingly into that mysterium of power which forever belies the conscious social-democratic view of nature and society. If Jane Mansfield fell prey to the forces of schlock consumerism, and Marilyn Monroe was a victim of high State intrigue, Candy Jones was certainly a casualty of the interface of the American Intelligence and ultra-right medical/psychiatric establishments. Both these national sectors were a vital part of the burgeoning American military-industrial complex which was flexing its new-found muscles in the 1950s and 1960s. (4)

Even in adult life, such high-profile women as Candy Jones remain fairy children, like the junior mannequin Jon Benet Ramsey, or Sylvia Plath. (5) Candy was chosen, most probably, not only because she was found to be very easily hypnotised (6), but because also she was one of the early prototype media-dolls. America first gave birth to this brood, and all its assassins share similar characteristics. American culture is still the main generator of the controls and designs of the world, s dream-machine, and its consumer products, like television, are doll, s house furniture. As dolls, such characters are more
system-animals than human, and all kinds of experimental processes and changes occur within the hinterland of these two states, making the half-trance their natural condition.

It could well be that Jensen was conducting the first experiments in mythological engineering as part of the emerging MKULTRA (7) programme. Candy, s first husband had already made her into a super-doll, something that Jensen could work on. Bain, s conclusion is that Jensen, s work was within and for the Intelligence sector; but Jensen may have had an altogether more sophisticated agenda. If Candy represents the innocent imagination, suspended somewhere between the worlds of Jules Verne and George Adamski, Jensen represents the evil side of science. This is the dark world of Auschwitz which, as we know, was run as a joint-stock company by scientists, doctors, and corporate industrialists.

The artificial creation and manipulation of media-sirens may have been his primary objective. Like Monroe, Candy could therefore have been part of the early-middle development of what the American armed forces now call , non-lethal weaponry, . Perhaps Big Brother, like the coal-miner, has become an industrial relic; and perhaps Orwell was wrong and Huxley was right. Limitless cheap pleasure, not pain or suffering, is to be the ultimate weapon used in breaking the will of a population, without a drop of blood being shed.

Donald Bain shows that when sex and glamour are mixed with conspiracy and
science (in this case experimental narco-technology), a , reality, is enthroned which begins to look like a cover from the kind of science-fiction magazine both Jensen and Nebel must have read in their youth. On these covers, beautiful female bodies are snared and entangled with wires, consoles and aerials, well-endowed girls in torn blouses run from clanking cyberclones, and lizard-like figures wield hypodermic needles.

Long John Nebel must have wondered, at some point, just how close to such covers his life with Candy had become. For many years, sleepless New Yorkers had heard Nebel, s late-night callers rant about the very things that the entranced Candy described. As soon as Nebel heard the voice of Arlene, he entered the world of trance-state America. It is a world in which exit wounds become entrance wounds, and in which Jack Ruby, s last hours as a free man remain as enigmatic as the last phone calls of Marilyn Monroe or the mysterious travels of Candy Jones.



From FT 148
July 2001

1. See Paul Chambers, , First Person Plural, in FT130:34, 40.
2. This is a pseudonym chosen by Donald Bains for legal reasons. He reports that Nebel told him that he knew who Jensen was and many times had thought of shooting him.
3. Conover, was the original creator of the , cover girl, concept. After World War II, he started off his business with a matching loan of $500 from none other than Gerald Ford, who became President of the USA (1974, 1977) after Richard Nixon resigned. At the time he knew Conover, Ford was a room-mate and a male model. Like President Carter, Ford in later years promised he would open secret government files on UFOs, and called for a congressional enquiry into such matters, but none of these things came about.
4. For a detailed story of such activity, see Alan W Scheflin and Edward M Opton, s definitive The Mind Manipulators (Paddington Press, 1978) and Walter Bowart, s Operation Mind Control (New York, 1978).
5. In a certain sense, Candy, s life reflects aspects of the tragic life of the American poet Sylvia Plath.
Though Plath was not used by the CIA, she nevertheless became a victim of the exploitative sexual psychodrama of the fashion world. This world builds and sells dolls and toys; it is the very last place in the world for women of high intelligence such as Plath and Jones. In both cases deep personal conflicts were present. In Candy Jones, case, Arlene liked the rough, tough masculine , meaningful, world of the Special Agent and often
scorned that softer part of her which was Candy.
6. Candy, s Hypnotic Induction Profile, compiled by Drs DeBetz, Spiegel and London, confirmed that she was easily hypnotised. Their examination was also an independent confirmation of the , work, that Jensen had done on her.
7. The Mind Manipulators contains a detailed analysis of the CIA, s MKULTRA programme of the 1950s. See also Sid Que, s , Radio Head, in FT113:34, 39; and David Guyatt, s , Police State of Mind, in FT95:34, 39.

The Control of Candy Jones, Donald Bain (1976).
The Encyclopedia of Mind Control, Jim Keith (1998)
The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, John Mark (1980)

Candy wrote more than a dozen books, including:

Make Your Name in Modeling and Television (1960)
Finishing Touches
Designing Women: a Comprehensive Guide to the aids to Feminine Beauty
Time to Grow Up-an Affectionate Guide for Young Ladies From Ten to Sixteen
Look Your Best (1964)
Lets make Faces (1965)
Between Us Girls
Just for Teens (1967)
Modeling and Other Glamor Careers (1970)
Candy Jones' Complete Book of Beauty and Fashion (1976)
More Than Beauty: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Modeling World (1970)


Mind Control Forum

Mind Net Index

Disinformation: conspiracy search engine

The Konformist:

Steamshovel Press

Candy Jones case history and MKULTRA thesis


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1 posted on 04/22/2002 11:33:57 AM PDT by vannrox
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To: vannrox; Alamo-Girl
Alamo-Girl has extensive info on this subject.
2 posted on 04/22/2002 11:41:12 AM PDT by japaneseghost
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To: vannrox
Where's the part where she has a sex change operation and runs for the Senate in Arizon?
3 posted on 04/22/2002 12:56:46 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: japaneseghost
Not discounting that these kinds of things may have and probably have/do occur. I am very cautious about believing memories recovered under hypnosis.

With the large number of "recovered memories" from alleged sexual abuse cases having been disproved, that method, to me, does not have the best track record.

4 posted on 04/22/2002 1:07:52 PM PDT by Ghengis
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To: rubbertramp;2sheep;rdavis;thinden;jedediah smith
FYI . . . and most of America still sleeps.
5 posted on 04/22/2002 1:58:04 PM PDT by mancini
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To: vannrox
In the NOTES section, 3#, referring to Gerald Ford, the "none other" suggests what a small world it is. These same characters move seamlessly from the world of Candy Jones to the highest offices in our land and others. Are these people crazy who allege these things? Maybe. Is the notion unbelievable? Not hardly.
6 posted on 04/22/2002 2:06:17 PM PDT by mancini
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To: vannrox
Do an internet search on George Adamski. He pulled off the first UFO contacee hoax and if I remember correctly was one of L Ron Hubbard's confidants, before L Ron hit the jackpot with Scientology.
7 posted on 04/22/2002 2:10:10 PM PDT by Kermit
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To: japaneseghost
Thanks for the heads up! Here's a few items from the Downside Legacy:

“The CIA was involved, directly or indirectly, in plots against seven foreign leaders: Castro, Patrice Lumumba of the Congo, Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, President Salvador Allende of Chile, President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam, President Francois Duvalier of Haiti and President Sukarno of Indonesia. Four of these leaders died violently, with the CIA's level of complicity and involvement varying widely… All of this, including the details about the monkeys, the botulinum pills and the mob, is set forth in one of the most remarkable documents ever issued about the U.S. government, `Alleged Assassination Plots Involving Foreign Leaders.' The 347-page report was made public in 1975 by the Senate intelligence committee then headed by Sen. Frank Church, an Idaho Democrat... The committee also revealed that the CIA had a unit called Executive Action, which was in charge of planning to bump off foreign leaders, and something called the `Health Alteration Committee,' the purpose of which was exactly what its name stated. It was just such ghastly details--including the CIA's effort to infect Lumumba's toothbrush with a deadly African disease--that led President Gerald Ford to issue an executive order on Feb. 18, 1976, banning assassinations by U.S. agencies. ……” Wise, David. “No License To Kill.” Congressional Record Central Intelligence Agency Page: S183 New York Times. January 23, 1990. (6 February 2001)

"....President Clinton relies so much on private investigators to dig up dirt on political enemies, it's said he has his own private CIA. But an offhand remark by Terry Lenzner -- the super-sleuth most often hired by Clinton's attorneys to do the dirt-digging -- reveals there's more than a little truth to that quip. In a sworn deposition, the former Senate Watergate Committee attorney turned gumshoe admitted at least one significant connection to the Central Intelligence Agency. ….On March 13, Lenzner was deposed by Larry Klayman of Judicial Watch in connection with Filegate: the White House confiscation of over 900 FBI files on Bush and Reagan administration employees….. when asked if he were currently doing any work for the CIA, he volunteered information beyond the question. "No," said Lenzner. "I think the only work I've ever done with the CIA was, I represented two or three former CIA employees during the Church Senate hearings (in 1975), including the former head of the Technical Services Division, Sidney Gottlieb. And, indeed, I sued the Senate committee to keep his name out of the assassination report on the grounds that it might endanger his life and his family's life." Sidney Gottlieb. There's a name from the past. The fact that Terry Lenzner represented him and actually sued a Senate committee on his behalf speaks volumes. Gottlieb was the CIA's real-life Dr. Strangelove -- a brilliant chemist who headed MK-ULTRA, the agency's most far-reaching drug and mind-control program at the height of the Cold War. . Among the first things the Church Committee looked at were allegations of attempted "executive actions" -- that is, assassinations -- against foreign leaders during the early 1960s. Gottlieb was called out of retirement to explain MK-ULTRA's role in assassination attempts against Patrice Lumumba, prime minister of Zaire (formerly the Belgian Congo), and Cuba's Fidel Castro. The former civil rights attorney Terry Lenzner -- now in private practice -- saw to it that a man who admitted heading projects to terminate two communist leaders could use an assumed name. He testified as Joseph Scheider, but revealed his true name in later hearings on MK-ULTRA……" Foster, Sarah. “Terry Lenzner’s CIA Connection.” World Net Daily. November 19, 1998. (6 February 2001)

Sleeper theories proposed for Waco

8 posted on 04/22/2002 7:45:16 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl;RLK
9 posted on 04/22/2002 11:40:22 PM PDT by hammerdown
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To: mancini
Thanks for the bump. Just finished reading Behold a Pale Horse by the martyred William I wouldn't be surprised if Ms. Jones were a Manchurian candidate.
10 posted on 04/23/2002 3:21:31 AM PDT by rubbertramp
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volley bttt!
11 posted on 04/23/2002 10:07:10 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl
Great link. Waco was the beginning and the sleeper theory makes sense. Sonny Bono was a scientologist. I wonder if he knew too much.
12 posted on 04/23/2002 3:25:26 PM PDT by rubbertramp
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To: Kermit; mancini
This is from

It was about 1950 that G.H. Williamson began working for Pelley at the offices of Soulcraft Publications, in Noblesville, Indiana, before moving to California, where he allegedly witnessed Adamski's desert contact in 1952, with a 'Venusian with long blond hair.' Pelley AND George Adamski had a common interest in the I AM cult, which often met at Mt. Shasta in northern California -- considered by occultists to be a very powerful electromagnetic 'energy vortex' area, for better or worse.

John A. Keel related an incident in his book, 'OPERATION TROJAN HORSE' (G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York), concerning 'contactee' Howard Menger, one of the prominent figures in the late '50's - early '60's 'contactee' circles. Menger was one of those who claimed to have had contact with the 'space brothers', and as a result had written a book (with photo's, etc. of the alleged spacecraft). Many curiosity seekers flocked around Menger and other cosmic 'prophets', lapping up every word of 'New Age' cosmic wisdom from the 'space brothers' that they could get. Menger was apparently told that he was a reincarnated soul from the planet Saturn, and that his wife was a pre-incarnate inhabitant of Venus.

In the early 1960's, New York radio host Long John Nebel landed a television show and naturally he invited Howard Menger to be one of his first guests, since he had often appeared on his radio show on station W.O.R. in New York City.

On the night of the program, which was viewed by millions of people in the Northeast, Menger was unusually quiet and nervous. Parris Flam- mone, the program producer, later stated: "Vaguely, aimlessly, rather embarrassingly, he avoided and vacillated... Howard Menger, Saturnian husband to a Venusian traveler in space, friend of extraterrestrials, annotator of 'authentic music from another world', master of teleportation, and saucerological sage extraordinaire -- RECAN- TED! DENIED ALMOST EVERYTHING... His saucers may have been psychic, his space people visions, and his and (his wife) Marla's other- planethood, metamorphic." Later, in letter's to Gray Barker and 'SAUCER NEWS' editor Jim Moseley, Menger termed his book 'fiction-fact' and implied that THE PENTAGON had given him the films and asked him to participate in an experiment to test the public's reaction to extraterrestrial contact. As John Keel puts it: "He has helped us, therefore, to dismiss his entire story as not only a hoax, but a hoax perpetrated BY THE U.S. GOVERN- MENT!"

Keel attended a 'Congress of Scientific UFOlogists' sponsored by James Moseley in 1957. Moseley flew Menger in from his home in Florida. Long John Nebel introduced Menger from the stage, who spoke before 1,500 people. Although he had given many lectures and appeared freq- uently on radio and TV, his nerves were visibly raw that afternoon. "Here," Keel thought, "is a very SCARED man." Keel later recalled: "He avoided discussing THE CIA'S ALLEGED EXPERIMENT and his own misgivings about the reality of UFO's. Instead, he talked about the saucer he was trying to build in his basement, presumably from plans given him by you- know-who."

George Hunt Williamson co-authored a book, 'UFO'S CONFIDENTIAL', with a man by the name of John McCoy, who operated the 'Essene Press'. The 'Stanford' brothers were living in the same town at the same time as John McCoy and Williamson (i.e. Corpus Christi, Texas). In the mid-fifties McCoy and Williamson produced a series of 'contact' books, one of which had McCoy as 'co-author'. Ray Stanford states (1954) that he received 'telepathic messages from the space people.' (I have discovered from personal experience that there is not much difference between spiritists mediums who "channel" astral spirits, demons or what have you; and New Age mystics who channel "extraterrestrials". The "message" is basically the same: a gnostic form of self-deification and submission to invisible "masters". It is interesting that in Constance Cumbey's book "THE HID- DEN DANGERS OF THE RAINBOW" [Huntington House, Inc., P.O. Box 53788., Lafayette, LA 70505], the author makes several connections which give evidence that much of the "New Age" philosophy -- including the basis for United Nations subsidiary organizations such as LUCIS TRUST [formerly LUCIFER TRUST Publishing Company] which are work- ing towards the establishment of a one-world religious system on behalf of the New World Order] had its/their roots in Theosophical-NAZI occult- ism! - Wol.)

As for George Hunt Williamson, the Stanford brothers later became upset with him when he ripped them off for 'channeled' material and pub- lished it under the name 'Brother Philip'. Today (at the time Vallee wrote 'MESSENGERS OF DECEPTION') Rex Stanford is a parapsychologist, and Ray operates a UFO detection station.

13 posted on 04/23/2002 3:47:19 PM PDT by rubbertramp
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To: vannrox
The guests on this happy occasion certainly had plenty of things to talk about. The five men who broke into the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate office building in Washington DC the previous summer were facing charges of burglary, conspiracy and wire-tapping.

According to William Cooper, Nixon was threatening to expose the UFO business but the military got top secret orders to ignore all orders from the president and he was claimed to have had a breakdown...forcing him to step down.

14 posted on 04/23/2002 3:51:59 PM PDT by rubbertramp
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To: rubbertramp
Thank you so much!!!

The strange death of Wilcher, especially the timing, makes the sleeper theory on Waco particularly interesting to me.

15 posted on 04/23/2002 8:33:11 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: rubbertramp
First, Jacque Vallee is probably the only scientist worth reading on UFO's. Second, one story in one of Jacque Vallee's books, is about a Polish man in Great Britain, who had an encounter, fatal if I remember correctly, with an UFO. His name? George Adamski. That's why I remember the name and why it sent up warning flares.
16 posted on 04/24/2002 6:10:35 PM PDT by Kermit
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To: Kermit
George Adamski was a crackpot.

However, your assessment of Vallee is spot on - listen to no one else concerning the "UFO phenomenon".

17 posted on 04/24/2002 6:16:44 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Senator Pardek; Kermit
Do you suppose Vallee may have agreed with Michael Persinger? Perhaps UFO's are all a function of transcranial magnetic stimulation? electronic bliss conciousness
18 posted on 04/25/2002 7:17:11 PM PDT by rubbertramp
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To: rubbertramp
A metalbird you.
19 posted on 04/25/2002 7:40:32 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Senator Pardek there is an unsolved mystery...sigh. I wonder does he browse sardonically or has he passed into the fourth dimension?
20 posted on 04/25/2002 7:48:47 PM PDT by rubbertramp
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