The Bent Spoon: Close Encounters has arrived on planet Earth today.
Inside you will find interviews with Bill Birnes, publisher of UFO Magazine and star of the television show UFO Hunters and UFOlogist Stanton Friendman (whom has a strong distaste for us might I add).
The Flying Saucer Myth, The Alien abduction phenomena, a friendly correspondence between Jason Korbus and Stanton Friedman, crop circles, UFOlogist Philip Imbrogno caught in lies, Project Blue Book, The Men in Black, a special article by Robert Sheaffer and much much more!
Over at Cryptomundo, a website dedicated to all things cryptid related, owner and operator Loren Coleman wrote a post titled “9/11’s Forgotten Fatality: Robert Steele.”
Coleman shamelessly plugging his book, The Copycat Effect, pastes a paragraph about a man who was killed by an alligator attack in Florida.
“Ellen Steele, 81, heard the screams of her 81-year-old husband Robert on September 11, 2001, and couldn’t do anything to save him. But most people never heard about Robert, and how an 11-foot-long alligator near Sanibel, Florida, fatally attacked him as he walked his dog that day. There was something much larger on the media horizon that day. On September 11, 2001, four jet airliners, with Flight 11 being the first, were involved in the largest single homicidal-suicidal effort in history to bring bloodshed, death, and terror to the core of American society.”
First of all, yes I feel sympathy for the family of this man…But I am failing to see how this attack is relevant at all to cryptozoology. It isn’t a hidden animal, it isn’t mysterious, the alligator wasn’t in an area they are not native to, hell it wasn’t even considered abnormally large for an alligator. Sure 11 feet sounds huge, I sure wouldn’t want to tango with one, but the common size for an adult American alligator is between 9 to 14.5 feet.
I am sorry that the world “forgot” about Mr. Robert Steele death, but Mr. Coleman I am sure you forgot about the 100,000 other deaths that occurred worldwide on 9/11/2001. This was a cheap, tasteless attempt to try and plug your book and get hits on your website…nothing more.
I got an email from a good friend of mine to check out a new amazing blog called Doubtful News . It is a highly informative source to keep you up to date on skeptical news items related to the paranormal and pseudoscience. Bookmark the page and be sure to follow them on twitter at @doubtfulnews or just add the RSS feed which is: http://doubtfulnews.wordpress.com/feed/ to any RSS reader. Thanks guys!
So I am a little late on checking out Melodysheep’s new music, if you haven’t heard Symphony of Science stop reading this immediately and go download it…you won’t be sorry. Anyway I thought I would share one of his new little catchy tunes called ‘They’re Out There, Man! UFO Guy Remixed.’ It is taken from a hilarious interview with a guy on the street on the existence of aliens and UFO’s.
“I don’t believe in UFOs, but this guy makes me want to. Apparently confusing Area 51 with Air Force 1, a man in a Chicago airport details his plans to visit aliens in Arizona and beyond.” – Melodysheep
I’m plannin a trip, plannin’ a trip I’m goin out to Air Force One Air Force One where they found all that stuff They’re out there man
I’m flying in a plane And I’m always hallucinating But who really knows, who really knows what I’m looking at Know what I’m sayin?
You think there’s little green men out there? No litte green men sir They could be made of water I don’t even know who knows, dude, who knows
But there’s no proof just people’s accounts You’re right there’s no proof, but There’s no proof of Jesus That’s just kinda the way I see things
They’re out there man, I seen ’em I’ve been out there, Aurora Texas They’re out there man, I seen ’em They got them little graves ‘n stuff
I hope you all enjoy and go purchase Symphony of Science…seriously…do it.
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