This blog has been created to inform the public about the UFO subject. It also contains peripheral phenomena. Created by Aileen Garoutte, previously Director of The UFO Contact Center International.

Sunday, September 30, 2007


By Hope Brumbach
Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA
June 5, 2007

It was nearly three decades ago that Joy French lost her memory of an entire evening.

After watching a movie, a friend drove French to her home in the hills south of Mount St. Helens in Western Washington. It was close to midnight on a summer evening when the sky brightened with a searing light, French said.

"The whole sky lit up like broad daylight," the Coeur d'Alene woman said. "I could see the trees ahead of us and all around us and the hood in front." (Same thing happened to me, only mine was green! - Aileen)

Her 1966 Cadillac came to a halt, and her friend, a mechanic jumped out to check the engine. He found nothing wrong. The light faded and the car started again, French said.

And that's the extent of her memory until the following day.

It was a road-to-Damascus experience for French, who is working for increased attention on alien abductions and sightings of unidentified flying objects. She has organized a lecture by a New Mexico author, Gloria Ann Hawker, who wrote "Morning Glory Diary of an Alien Abductee."

French is inviting both the believing and disbelieving public to the UFO talk, which will include a time for people to share any alien experiences they've had.

"The thing I'm trying to do mainly is to wake people up," French said Monday. "I'm also after why in the heck is the government keeping this from us when there are so many people speaking out."

French said she's heard stories from dozens of people in North Idaho who have had encounters, ranging from seeing strange lights to large machines leaving unearthly imprints in the ground.

She wants to remove the social stigma surrounding UFO sightings and experiences, French said.

"There are a lot of people that want to get it out," she said.

French said she hopes to mobilize the public and demand that the federal government release information about sightings or discoveries, such as Roswell, N.M., spaceship crash in 1947.

"I don't care if people think I'm crazy. I'm 83 years old. I have a right to be a little crazy," French said. "I'm weird on some things, but not on this."

She attended a UFO conference last summer in Albuquerque where she met Hawker, the speaker at the weekend's gathering. Hawker told French she likely experienced an alien abduction the evening her memory went blank neary 30 years ago, French said.

Extraterrestrials may be trying to communicate providing advanced technology and knowledge or warning about the way humans are caring for the world, French said.

"Anything is possible," she said.

Saturday, September 29, 2007



LAKE OSWEGO -- At about 8:20 PM, on June 11, 2007, my wife and I were out walking in a field and unleashed our dog. I made a comment that this would be a good place for a UFO to land. I looked up and said, "What is that, pointing with my finger at a black object?"

It was coming down toward us with a rotating movement of something around the object. It started to change shape and appeared to dance around at 1000 feet altitude and spin causing a very unusual but pleasurable sensation between my eyes and an uncontrollable feeling of happiness and laughter.

I shook my head as to come out of a trance and saw a flash, like a large object creating a shadow on the ground flashing by. To our surprise the object was now directly in front of us, 25 feet high moving east at about 5-10 miles per hour behind some large fir trees.

The object was a black saucer shape or hang glider shape with nobody underneath and it made no sound, it had a flat bottom, and gently rounded to the top. It was wobbling slightly as it moved. It then made a 70-80 degree turn and flew toward the lake.

My wife was frightened because it was turning and heading for us at a high rate of speed and had a cloud around it. When I next saw the object it flew southeast toward Lake Oswego and got smaller and smaller until it was a tiny dot.

Thanks to UFOINFO for this report. http://www.ufoinfo.com/

Thursday, September 27, 2007


By Charmaine Smith-Miles (Contact)
Thursday, September 20, 2007

Jerry McAlister still believes the object that hovered over his house on Broadway Lake more than 20 years ago was a UFO.

"I can still remember everything that happened. That thing was huge," Mr. McAlister said. "It was solid steel. You could even see the rivets in it. We thought, 'It ain't going to land here is it?' But it just hovered and slid off."

Sitting in the living room of his Boston Street home in Anderson recently, Mr. McAlister, who is now 67, recounted his close encounter with an unexplained, large flying object on Sept. 11, 1980. He woke to the sound of a strange noise, like the whirring of a helicopter, at 4:20 a.m. Then he lived in a ranch-style house on Parnell Road, near Broadway Lake.

When he went to the window, he saw a "large flying saucer hovering over the lawn," he said.

Even now, Mr. McAlister can remember watching some of the young pine trees in his yard wilting under the flying object as it hovered, he said. When he saw it, he called the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, and deputies responded.

No one knew then what the object was.

But it didn't take long for news of the UFO sighting to spread through the community and across the nation. Today, Mr. McAlister has a scrapbook of letters, drawings and articles from local and national publications that told his story.

Several of those stories appeared in the Anderson Independent-Mail. Headlines after the sighting was reported read: "Several Anderson residents convinced strange object was UFO" and "Town buzzes with excitement after possible UFO sighting."

In one photo, a local restaurant owner was pictured next to a sign that read "Welcome little green men."

A small clip of the news item even made it into a newspaper in Paraguay in South America. That clip was mailed to Mr. McAlister. He still has it, along with the note that came with it and the stamp that was on it, tucked away in that scrapbook.

Stories also appeared in two national tabloids in 1980, the Globe in November and the National Enquirer in December.

Mr. McAlister also appeared on the television show "That's Incredible!" that aired on the ABC at the time.

"It was a hot thing for a month or two," he said. "Right after it happened, people were calling from all over the place wanting to set up (recreational vehicles) in our yard. They thought it might be coming back."

When asked if anyone ever doubted him about the story, Mr. McAlister said, "No. Nobody said I was crazy, because a lot of people saw it. It was something."

In fact, six days after Mr. McAlister's sighting, a story appeared in The Easley Progress newspaper about a man spotting a UFO there. And on Sept. 16, the Independent-Mail reported that two more people saw "whirling lights" in the sky above Broadway Lake.

Not long after the sighting, Mr. McAlister and his then-wife Faye moved. For a while Mr. McAlister worked for the Iva Rescue Squad. For the last seven years, he has lived alone in a small single-wide trailer on Boston Street. That scrapbook has been stored away in his bedroom.

"Since I've been here, people have asked me about it," Mr. McAlister said. "But I guess over the last four or five years, I haven't said much about it. It was something back then. I ain't never forgot it."

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Mount Vernon,, WA
By Beverly Crichfield

Dena Blatt, a believer in extraterrestrials, says she bought her house just outside of Anacortes, WA after having seen the view through the windows of the home in her dreams for years. Blatt has been writing a book about a Vancouver, BC surrealist artist who says she had a two-year friendship with an alien.

People who have had encounters with UFOs don't talk about it in polite company.

No, if you mention that you believe in aliens - let alone that you think you were abducted by extraterrestrials - it's likely you will get that look, said "Ruth," as she gazed around the living room of her Mount Vernon-area home.

Ruth isn't her real name; she doesn't want to deal with the stares and whispers of people she knows who might read this story and recognize her. She's never been interested in drawing attention to herself, she said.

She is willing to admit that she believes she's seen things -- unexplained lights in the sky -- on more than a few occasions.

More importantly, she has what she says may be hard, physical evidence that she's been visited by beings from other worlds.

She picks up a small photograph taken four summers ago, of a triangular shaped red mark on her left shoulder. Ruth doesn't know where it came from. In fact, she says, she'd been sleeping and woke up to find it burning on her shoulder.

It's not that uncommon for me," she said softly, running her hand along her opposite arm. "I remember waking up with scratches on my arm and shoulders and wrists, bleeding enough to leave scabs."


Ruth's experience with UFOs goes way back to a clear, bright day in the 1950s when she was just 10 years old playing in the front yard of her home in Eastern Washington.

According to Ruth, 61, she looked up in the sky and noticed a disc-shaped object zooming at a distance overhead, glistening in the sun. As it whisked out of sight, her mother called out, "That must have been one of those flying saucers."

"That was right after the Roswell incident," Ruth said quietly. "You know, at that time it was kind of a fad. There were flying saucers this, and flying sacuers that."

No sooner did the disc zip out of sight, but what looked to be a fast-flying aircraft came zooming after it, Ruth said. That incident seared itself into her memory and re-emerged later in her life to create a deep fascination with what she calls "otherworldy" or "unexplainable" phenomena.

As Ruth grew up, she noticed other things in the sky - ciagrette shaped objects flying overhead, red-colored orbs just hanging still on the horizon.

She began learning and researching about UFOs on her own until she met CONTACT director Matthew Thuney. Ruth had read one of Thuney's weekly columns, "Thuney Casserole," in the Echo advertising paper. Thuney used the column one week to ask if anyone in the Bellingham area had seen strange lights in the sky and if they'd be interested in joining a group to talk about it. (Matthew Thuney was one of UFOCCI's Associate Directors. He began his group after we did a lecture in the Bellingham area arranged by Matthew.)

Ruth was eager to discuss her experiences with someone who could relate. Since then, she's been involved with the group and has attended international UFO conferences.

She's even done some hypnotic regressive sessions in hopes of uncovering buried memories of abduction. So far, those sessions haven't uncovered much.

"In all the years I've studied this, what I've learned is the more you study, the less you know," she said.

UFOs AND synchronicity

Dena Blatt knows all about the widespread UFO enthusiast belief in synchronicity. The former real estate investor, medical technologist and owner of an electronic store said she can see it every day through the windows of her Fidalgo Island home.

Even before she moved to the house from Santa Barbara in late 1989, she knew what her current view across Burrows Bay from her large picture window in the livingroom would look like. She'd seen it in her dreams.

For most of her life, Blatt had never really thought about UFOs.

"When I'd seen these things (UFOs) talked about in magazines and TV, they all looked so stupid," Blatt said, laughing.

But Blatt's UFO story would begin in 1996, when she attended a Whole Life Exposition in Seattle. The exposition included hundreds of vendors, speakers and teachers who explore different aspects of sustainable living spiritual growth and natural health.

Blatt had been walking out the door of the exposition building when she heard a woman speaking about having a two-year relationship with an alien.

Blatt felt compelled to stop to talk to the woman. "When I saw her, I knew she was telling the truth." The more she spoke with the woman, an artist from Vancouver, BC, named Shirle Klein-Carsh, she discovered an unusual list of similarities between the two.(Shirle also was an Associate Director in my organization the UFOCCI! - Aileen)

For instance, both women's parents came from the same area in Russia, both women married survivors of the holocaust, both had a common friend, although they lived in different cities. They had lived in Montreal at the same time, and went to the same college at the same time.

"I knew from the moment I saw her that I was supposed to know her," Blatt, 80, said. "Since then, I've had one synchronicity after another."

And somehow, Blatt said she's sure other extraterrestrial races or higher forces have been guiding some parts of her life.

After her initial meeting with Klein-Carsh, Blatt began to research the UFO phenomanon and the paranormal by reading dozens of books published on the topics.

What Blatt discovered through her readings was a bevy of different theories about UFO races, movements, contact with Earthlings, psychic abilities and the long-standing knowledge by the government of extraterrestrial activies.

But the best evidence of extraterrestrials came from Klein-Carsh, who detailed her contat with extraterrestrials and their warnings to the human race. Blatt said Klein-Carsh already has written a book entitled "Permutation, A True UFO Story," released in 1993, about her two year contact with an alien. The book is no longer in print.

"She was given a mission to paint planets that had already been destroyed," Blatt said, gazing up at a painting on on the wall of her livingroom. The painting by Klein-Carsh shows what looks to be a city full of bright, tall buildings and a disc shaped aircraft hovering just on the outskirts in the sky. The City is supposed to be the mythical Atlantis. "They (aliens) seeded us here. They don't want the planet ruined."

Ironically Blatt said she thinks she's only seen one UFO which was in Bellevue, WA in 2004. Blatt announced out loud one day that she wanted to see a UFO - as a joke. A short time later, while standing in front of a window, she saw a rectangular-shaped object with no tail or wings traveling across the sky much more slowly than an airplane.

"I said, 'If you're a UFO, do something to prove it'," she told the strange shape so far away. "It went down suddenly, and then vanished."

She added, "That's how they do things. It was given to me because I asked for it."

During the past few years, Blatt has been working on a book about Klein-Carsh's experience. According to Blatt, the book carries an important message through Klein-Carsh's experience and what she learned from the extraterrestrials who she says contacted her: The human race must change its destructive ways.

"They stress over and over that we have the choice to change things," Blatt said about the extraterrestrials. "We can choose not to be destroyed. We can choose not to go down that route."

The book is now available on www.amazon.com, The Artist and the Alien by Dena Blatt, $21.95.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Thanks to Albert Rosales

Location. Anza Borrego State Park, California
Date: September 15 2007 Time: 0300am

Jeremy and his girlfriend had decided to go on an overnight backpacking adventure. Their destination was Mt. Laguna (unincorporated area of San Diego) however a forest fire in Julian closed off Route 78 therefore they took an alternative route and stumbled upon the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. They arrived at the park at 1700.

He had never hiked, or backpacked at the park, therefore Jeremy went to the visitor center got the information he needed and set out on his journey to Culp Valley Campground. Culp Valley campground is approximately 3500 feet in elevation. He pulled into the campground loaded their packs and set off. They only backpacked about 1 mile out due to night settling. They set up a tent about 20 feet north of the trail.

At around 0300am the night moon had sunk behind the mountains surrounding the desert, it was pitch black and Jeremy's girlfriend was sleeping. Unable to sleep Jeremy just stared at the starry sky. Suddenly he heard a man's voice, he looked into the direction it was coming from and saw a green light being waved back and forth. He immediately thought it was a park ranger. The light was about 50 yards east from his tent. He could tell that whoever it was using the green light to guide somebody on the trail. The green light was coming closer and closer to the tent, probably not directly to the tent, but on the trail about 20 feet away.

The tent was set up on a small slope looking downward on the trail. The green light disappeared and Jeremy panicked. Suddenly out of nowhere a massive amount of light lit up the trail 20 feet from where he was. He was terrified. Nobody was talking at this point and he didn't hear footsteps just saw a massive amount of white light.

The light was getting closer to the trail next to his tent. He immediately ducked down and laid low in his tent scared. He then peeked out of the tent and saw 12 to 15 humanoid figures that looked like people, but some were extremely tall and the rest were really very short with large bald heads. The tall figures appeared to be wearing white cloak-like outfits and the short figures appeared to be naked.

Terrified and his heart pounding Jeremy watched the beings walk very gracefully and slowly, turning their heads from left to right with each footstep. They were all holding metal rod like implements which emitted a powerful white light. They seemed to ignore the tent and walked "peacefully" by the tent. The witness remained laying down and quiet as the beings "walked" by the tent. The light eventually faded as the beings continued down the trail and disappeared. Terrified he woke his girlfriend 10 minutes later because he didn't want the beings to hear them talking.

He told the Ranger the next day about what had happened and the Ranger wrote it down in a report, suspecting it was some type of religious cult.(!)

HC addendum
Source: Jeremy P.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Soul survivor

His film career may have stalled lately, but Dan Aykroyd still has his eyes on the stars. He's an avid UFO-spotter, believes in alien abductions and thinks extraterrestrials are visiting the Lake District. Emine Saner has a close encounter with the Blues Brother

Emine Saner
Wednesday September 19, 2007


Unless it is a very convincing joke, Dan Aykroyd most definitely believes in the existence of UFOs. We get on to the subject and his eyes start doing something strange. They bulge from his head, as if to punctuate his thoughts. And they are strange thoughts. "There's this one website I go on a lot," he says, "that just ends all debate about whether they're real or not, and that's Mufon.com."

Aykroyd is the "Hollywood consultant" for Mufon (it stands for Mutual UFO Network), which seems to involve keeping abreast of developments in the UFO-sighting world and promoting the organisation. "Basically, [Mufon are] scientists from all kinds of disciplines that have formed this group to analyse what is real and what is a hoax. Now you could say every one of them is a fake - that footage of 200 whirling white dots in the sky, or the Phoenix Lights [a series of lights seen over Phoenix, Arizona, in 1997] - which 17,000 people saw - the Tinley Park sightings in Illinois, where whole suburbs saw these triangles and wedges go over at three miles an hour. Is it a mass hallucination? If so, why is it appearing on digital cameras and film? They're coming and going like taxis."

I wasn't sure about bringing up the UFOs so soon because it makes Aykroyd seem so, well, odd, and that's not the way he comes across. Or not entirely. He certainly has his eccentricities, and I don't just mean the physical oddities to which he has drawn attention in the past: he has webbed toes and eyes of different colours, one brown and one green. He wears his black motorcycle boots everywhere, even on the beach (perhaps because of the webbed toes?) and he is wearing them today, providing an edge to his suit. He always carries his police badge on him, from his time as a reserve officer for the Harahan police department in Louisiana; he pulls the badge out of his jacket pocket to show me. But he is also gentle (he is a man who can fill an armchair - it makes me want to give him a cuddle), articulate, serious even, and doesn't lack self-awareness.

Before meeting Aykroyd in the empty bar of a London hotel, I watched a programme he did last year in which he was interviewed for an hour and a half about aliens by a "ufologist" called David Sereda. At the end of it, Sereda earnestly described the actor as "one of the greatest minds in our world at this time" and Aykroyd had the grace to look slightly embarrassed. The whole thing could be a long-running joke, perhaps an attempt to keep people interested in his films Ghostbusters and Coneheads, but it's a lot of trouble to go to just to promote old movies. Does he really believe it? "I do, absolutely, and I'm not alone." He is very serious.

So why are they here? "There's that old theory that humankind and this planet were seen as the centre of the universe. That was thrown away - how could we be so presumptuous? Well, I subscribe to that. I think we are the centre of the universe and that is why they're coming. They're visiting because this is the planet that produced Picasso, the atom bomb, penicilin ... there are so many advances in science, art and culture." But if they are able to travel here, surely they are more advanced than us? "Oh, they have technology better than ours, but they didn't paint like Renoir, they don't dance like Mick Jagger, they don't write like Samuel Johnson or William Faulkner. They are envious of us. We have the most beautiful planet - the Rockies, the purple fields of the United States, the Lake District, the Pyrenees, the turquoise seas of the tropics. They don't have that. They may have gelatinous pools and crystal mountains and they've got the technology to flip from planet to planet or dimension to dimension but, you know, Keith Richards didn't come from there." I'm not so sure about that last bit. Does he think there are aliens living here, among us? "I think there are possibly some hybrids here. I think many are here for good purposes and want to improve our planet but I think some are here for malevolent purposes." Like what? "Probably extracting sperm and ova, or taking cow's lips and anuses for delicacies, being cruel to animals, that kind of thing."

Aliens and cow anuses. I could talk to Aykroyd about this for hours and so could he, probably, if he was certain I was taking him seriously. But on to more mundane pursuits. Aykroyd is in London to scout out a location for the first UK branch of the House of Blues, the music venue and restaurant chain he co-founded. His band, the Blues Brothers, still perform at the opening of every new club, even though he sold the company last year (Aykroyd has a strong entrepreneurial streak - he remains as a consultant for the House of Blues, has a winery, and imports an expensive brand of tequila into his native Canada). The other reason he is here is to promote his new film, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, in which a widowed firefighter, Larry, persuades his womanising friend Chuck (Adam Sandler) to pretend they are having a relationship and register a civil partnership so as to provide financial protection for his children. It has received terrible reviews, with critics complaing about tired, hateful "jokes" about dropping the soap in the shower, vague racism and Sandler as an unlikely sex symbol.

Aykroyd, always likable, puts in a good show as the fire captain, but is this what his career has come to? Now 55, he was influential as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, had success with the Blues Brothers film and band, was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Driving Miss Daisy and wrote and starred in several hit films including Ghostbusters. But in recent years, his career hasn't looked so good: he appeared in the sequel Blues Brothers 2000, which flopped, and took small parts in films including Pearl Harbor and 50 First Dates.

I think I have irritated him. "I went as far as one could go in the business - I wrote seven movies and got them made, and starred in them and produced them. It's impossible to maintain because a new generation comes up and one has to relinquish one's position. There are new stars, new types of humour, new directors and writers and they're referencing other things, so for me to sit at home and moan that the phone isn't ringing, that's not my style. I've had 30-plus years in this business, an amazing run, and I think now it's time for the new generation to come up. The torch has been passed to Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, and one day the time will come for them to pass the torch. I get offered things where they want a good character performance. I've actually turned down six movies in the last year because between the expansion of House of Blues, my schedule with the band, the tequila, the wine business, and raising three kids and maintaining a marriage of 25 years [he has three daughters with the actor Donna Dixon], I don't have much time to be away any more."

Aykroyd founded the Blues Brothers nearly 30 years ago with his friend John Belushi and the band is still going 25 years after the latter's death from an accidental drug overdose. Belushi, the wild one in the partnership, had been a drug addict for several years and died at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles, after injecting heroin and cocaine. Did Aykroyd feel there was more he could have done? "I poured a lot of coke down the toilet. His wife and I hid a lot of vials or crushed them. We did everything we could but ultimately he was very wily and we're all captains of our own ship. There wasn't much we could do if he was determined to get his hands on it. He would run away or get really mad at us. This was before the time of the active intervention that you see today. We did try to get an intervention together but he bolted from the room. The last night I saw him alive, he was getting into a white limousine headed to Jersey with a coke dealer. I wasn't enough to attract him away from that." He thinks for a minute. "Of course I feel bad about it but I can't lay too much guilt on myself."

For a long time, he found Belushi's death extremely hard to deal with. "It stopped me dead. I was 29, he was 33, we had a hit record, hit movie, everything laid out before us. It sent me into a mode of abandonment of safety - I drove my motorcycle faster than I should have, I did a lot of partying, I hung out with people I shouldn't, but then ultimately I came round and realised I had something to give, I had a contribution to make, so I went on and did some of my best work after he died."

It was his parents (his father was a civil engineer, his mother a secretary) who started Aykroyd on the acting path by enrolling him at an improvisational class. They didn't particularly want him to be an actor, they just thought it would help calm their hyperactive son - he had been expelled from two schools for acting up and a psychiatrist had diagnosed mild Asperger's syndrome, a condition on the autism spectrum, because Aykroyd had a few tics and had shown signs of obsessive compulsive disorder.

His early experience would later come in useful when Aykroyd joined Second City, the improvisation comedy troupe, where his contemporaries included John Candy, Eugene Levy and Bill Murray. For a while, his mother, especially, had hoped he might become a priest: Aykroyd had been educated in a seminary for four years ("the Catholic school board had a better system of education at that time"), but they sent his parents a letter saying Aykroyd was not a suitable candidate. "They were disappointed because I had to find a new high school, but I was totally relieved. I'd make a bad preacher. I could sound good, acting it out, but who am I to tell other people how to live their lives?"

It was in Ottawa, where Aykroyd grew up, that he discovered the blues. "There was a booker who brought all the major blues artists into town. I would sneak into this club through the back door and there were all of the great players, so very early on I was being exposed to it." As a teenager, he would walk around Ottawa dressed like Charlie Musselwhite, the blues musician, wearing big shades and a long raincoat (the inspiration for his Elwood Blues character).

What I find most endearing about Aykroyd is his wide range of interests and the intensity with which he follows them: motorbikes, wine, music, politics ("I think Hillary would make an extremely capable president. She brings Bill along, she has knowledge and experience, and I see great leadership strength there"), law enforcement and criminology. His interest in the paranormal runs in the family - his grandparents held seances, and his younger brother Peter is a "psychic researcher". He says he has seen UFOs - some glowing discs travelling at high speed above his house at Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. Another time, he says, he was outside in the street in New York, where he lives much of the time, on his mobile phone to Britney Spears (he played her father in a terrible film called Crossroads, and she had phoned to ask him to appear on Saturday Night Live with her) when he saw a black car across the street and a very tall man get out of the back. He looked back a split second later and it had vanished. The man, he says, had given him a "dirty look" that he took as "a warning". He didn't say if he thinks the warning was against working with Spears again.

Does he mind what others think about his beliefs? "Well, there was a poll in America which said 54% believe [in UFOs], so that's a majority - I'm with millions of people. How about the hundreds of thousands who have seen them? Or the ones who have been taken up in the ships?" He really thinks people have been abducted? "Oh, absolutely, many. I've spoken with very credible witnesses who have shown me their marks."

He points abstractly to his knees. "To those who don't believe and don't want to believe and think I'm crazy: good. Let the sceptics come and tear down the sighting. If I say I saw a black wedge go over my car, let them tell me that it was a cloud. I accept sceptics, you've got to have challenges. Please provide your explanations because that will help me to realise, along with my fellow researchers and ufologists, what is real and what isn't." That is sensible enough.

It is reassuring to know that Aykroyd doesn't appear to have lost his grip on reality. Or maybe he is right. Or maybe the whole thing is a joke. I don't think so, but suddenly I'm not sure what is real and what isn't. He walks away, dressed in a dark suit and sunglasses, an older, cuddlier Blues Brother. I can't see if he's laughing.

· I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is out on Friday.

Guardian Unlimited © Guardian News and Media Limited 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007


ADVERTISER, Rugby, England, May 17, 2007

The truth is out there according to a Rugby man who claims that aliens planted a probe into his arm.

Steve Munday 46, has become an internet cult figure after a video interview with him was broadcast on "You Tube."

The video in which Steve reveals the tic-tac size object in his left arm, has had a big response and opened up an online debate into the paranormal.

Steve, who works in Rugby town centre, claims the probe was planted when he was 13 and ever since then he has believed in alien activity.

He said "It happened when I was cycling to see a friend near Northampton. It was 6;30 pm on a light summer's evening when I left home.

"But I got to my friend's house two hours later, despite it being a 15 minute journey. By then it was pitch black and I remember my friend shouting 'where have you been.'"

"To this day I still don't know what happened during those two hours. I feel that I lost those two hours from my life."

Steve, who claims to have had two other paranormal experiences during his youth, has no plans to get rid of the probe.

But he admitted that everyday life is far from straight-forward with the object inside his arm.

He said, "When I go through metal detectors and counters at supermarkets, the probe soon sets them off.'

"But I don't mind that. It's become a part of me and it's here to stay. It doesn't hurt me and I can't even feel it unless I prod it.

"My friends get squeamish when I show them it and my brother wanted to get me drunk so he can cut the probe out and get it analyzed!"

Steve, who is planning a second internet interview, added that he was proud to have the probe.

"I think it separates me from normality. Generally people lead boring lives and nothing extraordinary happens to them," he added.

"I feel like an exception to that. If aliens chose me to abduct then that makes me special."

Thank you to Lucius Farish for this article extracted from THE UFO NEWSCLIPPING SERVICE, #2 Caney Valley Drive, Plumerville, AR 72127-8725 USA

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