Download Jenny Randles - Alien Contact - The First Fifty Years PDF

TitleJenny Randles - Alien Contact - The First Fifty Years
File Size8.6 MB
Total Pages146
Table of Contents
                            image - 0001
image - 0005
image - 0007
image - 0008
image - 0009
image - 0010
image - 0011
image - 0012
image - 0013
image - 0014
image - 0015
image - 0016
image - 0017
image - 0018
image - 0020
image - 0021
image - 0022
image - 0023
image - 0024
image - 0025
image - 0026
image - 0027
image - 0028
image - 0029
image - 0030
image - 0031
image - 0032
image - 0033
image - 0034
image - 0035
image - 0036
image - 0037
image - 0038
image - 0039
image - 0040
image - 0041
image - 0042
image - 0043
image - 0044
image - 0045
image - 0046
image - 0047
image - 0048
image - 0049
image - 0050
image - 0051
image - 0052
image - 0053
image - 0054
image - 0055
image - 0056
image - 0057
image - 0058
image - 0059
image - 0060
image - 0061
image - 0062
image - 0063
image - 0064
image - 0065
image - 0066
image - 0067
image - 0068
image - 0069
image - 0070
image - 0071
image - 0072
image - 0073
image - 0074
image - 0075
image - 0076
image - 0077
image - 0078
image - 0079
image - 0080
image - 0081
image - 0082
image - 0083
image - 0084
image - 0085
image - 0086
image - 0087
image - 0088
image - 0089
image - 0090
image - 0091
image - 0092
image - 0093
image - 0094
image - 0095
image - 0096
image - 0097
image - 0098
image - 0099
image - 0100
image - 0101
image - 0102
image - 0103
image - 0104
image - 0105
image - 0106
image - 0107
image - 0108
image - 0109
image - 0110
image - 0111
image - 0112
image - 0113
image - 0114
image - 0115
image - 0116
image - 0117
image - 0118
image - 0119
image - 0120
image - 0121
image - 0122
image - 0123
image - 0124
image - 0125
image - 0126
image - 0127
image - 0128
image - 0129
image - 0130
image - 0131
image - 0132
image - 0133
image - 0134
image - 0135
image - 0136
image - 0137
image - 0138
image - 0139
image - 0140
image - 0141
image - 0142
image - 0143
image - 0144
image - 0145
image - 0146
image - 0147
image - 0148
image - 0152
                        
Document Text Contents
Page 73

7 2 A L I E i\ C O i\ TA C T

1 9 7 3 : MARK O F THE AL I E N S

The month of October 1973 must rank as one of the most extraordinarv in the 50-vear history of alien contact. It generated so many
sightings of alien entities that it earned 1 973 the
label 'year of the humanoids' .

Just after 1 0pm on October 1 7 , Jeff
Greenshaw, the police chief of the small town of
falkville, Alabama, responded to an anonymous
call reporting a sighting of a UFO. This directed
him to the outskirts of the town, where he was
confronted by a figure about the size of a human
being, but slightly under average weight and
dressed from head to toe in a reflective suit.

Greenshaw had a camera in the patrol car to
photograph scenes of accidents and was able to
film the entity as he leapt to confront this strange
intruder. He also switched on the vehicle's
flashing red light, at which point the being ran
off down a gravel track. The police chief got
back in the car and pursued the figure down the
track but lost it in the dark.

Within a month, Greenshaw was forced out of
his job and had to leave town; the mayor had
demanded his resignation in the wake of
publicity following the incident. The police
chief's trailer home was also burnt down amidst
what appears to have been a hate campaign put
into operation by unknown clements. Some
suspect he was 'set up' for the alien contact by
hoaxers out to make him look ridiculous and
thereby lose his job - the 'alien' could have been
a normal human wearing a fire-resistant suit.

However, Greenshaw has always claimed that
the government sent investigators to visit him
after his encounter and they had said that a UFO
was tracked on radar and had come down near
Falkville that n ight. They had documentary proof
that would be released 'soon ' to vindicate the
policeman's story. Of course, no such evidence

Alien or actor?
One of the photographs taken in October 1 973 by Jeff
Grecnshaw, the chief of police of Falkville, Alabama. Was
he the first man to successfully film a lhing alien or was
he the victim of a cruel hoa.x?

was ever made public and Greenshaw was
naturally furious that the government had failed
in their promise to back him up and had lost
him his job. In 1 979 Greenshaw said: 'You can
try to forget it. . . but it isn't really possible. Not
when you did your duty and your life changed
for ever. '

Exactly a day after Greenshaw's fateful
encounter, the four-man crew of an Army
Reserve l luey helicopter almost collided with a
UFO over the town of Mansfield, Ohio. The
object, which was shaped like a submarine,

Page 74

In 1 973, NASA was still reeling from the public disinterest
in space activities that had developed after the moon
landings. Its scientific endeavours were being treated more �L� a matter of academic interest rather than making front
page headlines.

Nevertheless, interesting developments were taking
place. On May 14 , Skylah I put into orhit the first semi­
permanent space station. Three crews of astronauts went
up during the year and each set a progressive record for
the length of time in space. These missions were set up to
research the effects of prolonged exposure of humans to
the gravity-free environment of space. If mankind was ever
to conquer space, then journeys of the order now being
developed on Skylah would be essential.

An equally seminal event occurred on December 3 .
After voyaging for several years, the unmanned space
probe Pioneer 1 0 passed jupiter.

1 9 7 3 : M A R K O F T i l E A LI E \ S 7 3

Gateway to the stars
A launch gantry and rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It wa_-; from
here in 1 973 that �ASA launched its Sk)·lab I space station and the
Pioneer I 0 space probe. Pioneer pa_-;sed jupiter on route to
becoming, in 1 983, the first vehicle from planet earth to leave our
solar system. It still flies on, and \\ill continue to do so.

The 'saucer nest' at \\'okuma, South Australia, as photographed by Peter
Home. The similarity \\ith later British crop circles is undeniable. UFOs
were often sighted around these ·nest' formations in the 1 960s �md '70s.

Similer Documents