Hosts Janet Kira Lessin & Dr. Sasha Lessin interview Dr. Robert E. Farrell on the Sacred Matrix on Revolution Radio (www.freedomslips.com) on Sunday, March 22, 2015, Studio B from 8 to 10 PM Eastern time.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Robert E. Farrell received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University, his MBA from Western New England College and his Doctor of Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He is now retired from Penn State University as Associate Professor Emeritus.
Twenty years ago, he began doing serious research for his science fiction series of novels; Alien Log, Alien Log II: The New World Order, and Alien Log III: The Dulce Affair (Fall 2015). He believes good science fiction is based on good science.
His non-fiction include The Science Behind Noah’s Flood; The Science Behind Alien Encounters; The Science Behind the Creation of Our Universe (Summer 2015); and The Science Behind Gravitational Field Propulsion: Key to Interstellar Travel (Fall 2015).
All books are available as e-books or paper books through Amazon or Barnes & Noble. In 2012 his books made “Best Sellers List” on Amazon. He has lectured many times at universities, science centers, MUFON meetings, book stores, clubs, and senior centers around the country, and has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including Coast-To-Coast AM with George Noory in 2006 and 2012. His present list of available lectures include: The Science Behind Alien Encounters; The Science Behind Creation of Our Universe; The Science Behind Noah’s Flood; and The Science Behind Gravitational Field Propulsion: Key to Interstellar Travel.
In Alien Log two scientists, Dr. Wendy Ahearn and Dr. Corey Newton, are joined in an ABOVE TOP SECRET project under the direction of Colonel Pete Mitchell. Sequestered in a secret military base buried within a mountain in Nevada, the team is charged by special order of the President to decode an alien artifact discovered during the recovery of a UFO that crashed in 1953 near Kingman, Arizona. Time is critical and failure could doom human civilization as we know it.
Wendy is a brilliant, world-renowned linguist. Her passion for music is surpassed only by her love of teaching linguistics of the Ancient Middle East. Corey is the leading expert in the United States on quantum gravity. Since graduating from MIT only three years ago, he has enjoyed his position as lead scientist for GraviDyne, an astrophysics think tank. His passion for UFOs has often raised the eyebrows of his co-workers.
Besides the President and the dying general who discovered it, the two members of Pete’s team are the only people on this planet who know the artifact exists…at least, that’s what everyone believes. Wendy is able to learn what the aliens are up to but just as the team is about to access advanced alien technology through the artifact, it is stolen. The culprit is chased into the desert where he is apprehended and the artifact recovered.
Alien Log II, the New World Order picks up where Alien Log left off, in the desert. During the return to base Corey is abducted. Since the aliens can place a block on the memory of abductees, Corey’s alien captor, Quellin, freely answers any question he might have. During a tour of the mother craft Corey learns many things. For example, he learns the Big Bang Theory is wrong and how the universe is constructed so that remote viewing, telepathy, and past life’s regressions are possible. Quellin explains how hybrids will be used to usher in the new world order and what that might look like.
Eventually, Corey is released and is joined by Wendy and Pete in their quest to unlock the artifact’s secrets. Wendy does retrieve information from the artifact but discovers it is too dangerous to pass on to Pete who will dutifully pass it on to the President. In the end, they solve the problem in a most unusual way.
About: The Science Behind Alien Encounters
The Science Behind Alien Encounters (120 pages) is a print version of the popular PowerPoint lecture by the same name. This lecture has been given over 60 times around the country including universities, colleges, libraries, UFO conferences, MUFON meetings, book stores, book clubs, and senior centers.
Topics covered in the book include the UFO Crash at Kingman, Arizona; A Brief History of Sightings; The Truth Embargo; The Search for ETs; The Sumerian Knowledge; The Deluge; The Great Pyramid of Giza; Contact with ETs; The Amazing Things UFOs Do; Time Travel and How ETs Travel Great Distances; Generating the Gravitational Field; Why UFOs Crash; What the ETs Are Up To; and even, How the Universe Began. An extensive bibliography is presented at the back of the book.
One conference organizer says the following about the book:
“If you can’t attend one of Dr. Farrell’s PowerPoint presentations on the science behind alien encounters, this book is the next best thing. It is based on the best and latest evidence from UFO investigators which indicates an ET presence on our planet. It also deals with perplexing scientific questions such as: How are UFOs propelled? How do they execute high g-force turns without crushing the ETs inside? How do they become invisible to sight? A worthwhile read!”
John White, author of The Meeting of Science and Spirit, producer of “The UFO Experience” conference (1987-1998)
The Science Behind Noah’s Flood
By Author – Lecturer Dr. Robert E. Farrell
The evidence is overwhelming that there was a world-wide catastrophe known as the Deluge (Noah’s Flood). While there are hundreds of flood stories from around the world, in the Science Behind Noah’s Flood the focus is on the Deluge that appears in the Old Testament and is known as Noah’s Flood. Ancient stories such as the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh and the older Babylonian Atra-hasis epic are compared and contrasted with Noah’s Flood in Genesis. Dr. Farrell presents evidence that the event occurred in Mesopotamia. Several hypotheses are discussed such as the one proposed by Ryan and Pittman, the one by Dr. Masse, and an hypothesis by the late Zecharia Sitchin that has been updated by Dr. Farrell. He explains what a mega-tsunami is and history of such events. The relationship between ice buildup at the poles and lea level is also discussed. Evidence is presented to support the hypothesis that the Flood occurred 14,700 years ago as a result of cascading ice sheets from Antarctica into the Indian Ocean as the Earth exited the glacial maximum. His conclusions are backed up by the Old Testament; research by glaciologists; recent archeological discoveries in and around Gobekli Tepe; Sumerian “myths” from Zecharia Sitchin’s works; and the spread of agriculture.
FOUR LECTURES BY DR. ROBERT E. FARRELL
The Science Behind Alien Encounters
An Illustrated Lecture by Author – Lecturer Dr. Robert E. Farrell
Covering topics from cosmology and astronomy to anthropology and ancient beliefs, Dr. Robert Farrell’s presentation thrill and inform not only those interested in science fiction but also those curious about the universe. For instance, what is the evidence that we are being visited? What are the amazing similarities between what the Sumerians knew about our solar system six thousand years ago and what present day astronomers know today? What beliefs did the Sumerians have about humankind’s evolution? Who were the beings the Sumerians called Annunaki? What role did the Annunaki play in this? What did well known and respected scientists such as Werner von Braun and Hermann Oberth say about UFOs? How do UFOs accelerate at one hundred g’s and make right angle turns without harming the occupants? How do the craft propel themselves, change colors, and “cloak” themselves? Is it possible to create gravitational field propulsion? What research is being done in this area? What are the religious implications of ET contact? This is all explained in Dr. Farrell’s lecture. Dr. Farrell has been giving this lecture over 80 times around the country and has enthralled audiences since 2004.
The Science Behind Creation of Our Universe
An Illustrated Lecture by Author – Lecturer Dr. Robert E. Farrell
During a single event this PowerPoint lecture presents the subject in three parts. First Dr. Farrell discusses the history of astronomy and cosmology citing paradigm shifts that have occurred since Ptolemy. Second, he discusses various hypotheses about the origin of the universe including the popular Big Bang theory and its weaknesses. Finally, he presents an alternative theory which uses the same data as the Big Bang theory but does not violate the laws of physics. Dr. Robert Farrell’s presentations thrill and inform those curious about the universe and the world around us.
The Science Behind Noah’s Flood
An Illustrated Lecture by Author – Lecturer Dr. Robert E. Farrell
The evidence is overwhelming that there was a world-wide catastrophe known as the Deluge (Noah’s Flood). In Dr. Farrell’s PowerPoint presentation, he references the Deluge that appears in The Old Testament as well as ancient stories such as the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh and the older Babylonian Atra-hasis epic. Dr. Farrell presents various hypotheses as well as his own conclusion that the event recorded by the Babylonians and Sumerians occurred in Mesopotamia about 14,700 years ago as a result of the Post Glacial Sea Rise. He discusses want a mega-tsunami is and the relationship between ice buildup at the poles and lea level. His conclusions are backed up by the Old Testament; the recent archeological discovery in and around Gobekli Tepe; Sumerian “myths” from Zecharia Sitchin’s works; and the spread of agriculture.
The Science Behind Gravitational Field Propulsion: Key to Interstellar Travel
An Illustrated Lecture by Author – Lecturer Dr. Robert E. Farrell
Propulsion by gravitational fields is possible and perhaps is already being done by our military. In this PowerPoint lecture, Dr. Farrell explains the difference between gravitational field propulsion and impulse propulsion such as is done with rockets and jets. He begins by carefully explaining the difference. He then launches into the advantages of field propulsion over impulse propulsion. For instance, accelerations at 100 g’s or greater without harming the occupants allows for trips to the moon in 20 minutes and trips to nearby stars in a few days. Peer reviewed papers on the theoretical possibilities are explained and then Dr. Farrell explains what has and is being done to create gravitational fields in the laboratory. Does the Air Force’s B-2 bomber use gravitational fields to enhance lift? These and other questions are addressed.
General Statements About the Lectures
Lectures are usually a two hour event with a 90 minute PowerPoint lecture, a 15 minute break in the middle, and a 15 minute Q&A at the end. Some can be made into two-class events of 90 minutes each. The duration of the events can be tailored to fit the group’s needs.
The honorarium per lecture is negotiable. They have ranged from $1,200 to $200 depending on travel expenses and the group’s budget. One option some organizations use is to charge an admission of $10 to $15 and use a percentage for the honorarium. If desired, Dr. Farrell will do a book signing and bring copies of his best selling books. Please visit www.alienlog.com for more information.
Contact information to schedule an event with Dr. Farrell:
Published on Dec 31, 2013
If we down at least one UFO we’ll be facing an interstellar war – Former Defense Minister of Canada..
He was Canadian minister of Defense in the 1960’s, ruling over the country’s armed forces during the time of the Cold War — and when he retired he publicly stated that we are not alone in the universe, and some guests from outer space actually live here, on planet Earth.
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CANADA’S FORMER DEFENCE MINISTER CLAIMS THAT ALIENS ARE REAL
Have you guys seen this video of Canada’s former Defence Minister Paul Hellyer chatting freely about how aliens are real in the presence of six American congressmen in Washington? As someone who spent all winter stuck to my couch watching X-Files and fantasizing about Mulder taking me away to a far off alien planet, this is basically like watching porn. What’s particularly intense about Hellyer’s speech is that he’s not some kooky guy off the street who claims an alien came through his bedroom window in the middle of the night to abduct and probe him. Hellyer is an educated engineer and author who served a long career in Canadian politics. The man undertook the enormous task of unifying the Canadian Navy, Air Force and Army into one single organization now known as the Canadian Forces. He also helped found Canada’s only international UFO landing pad in St. Paul, Alberta. Based on his impressive career, every unbelievable claim he makes about alien life must be 100% true. Right?!
Here’s a breakdown of those claims:
There are at least four types of alien species, and they have been visiting earth for thousands of years.
The different species probably have different agendas and should not be considered as one entity.
One of the species is called the Tall Whites. Hellyer claims that two of them are working with the United States.
There are live E.T.s on earth at this present time.
A cabal formed by the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderbergers, and The Trilateral Commission, the international banking cartel, the oil cartel, and select members of the military are planning to create one world government. They are the ones supressing the information about aliens from the public.
So yes, Paul’s ideas might be a little out there, but his resume certainly lends some credence to his assertions. But it’s his mention of the Tall Whites that specifically piqued my interest. Who are these guys? What are they up to? Anyone who has researched the Tall Whites will know that former airman Dr. Charles Hall is the go-to expert in the field. Dr. Hall spent two years working as a weather observer on a military base in the Nevada Desert. That is, of course, where the Tall Whites live. Charles says they travel through space in egg-shaped pods, because that’s simply a more efficient way to speed across deep space. Some intrepid believers were able to spot large egg-like objects on Google Earth in the precise location where Hall said the Tall Whites lived. Which means that these guys totally exist!
I’m now obsessed with the Tall Whites —I personally can’t wait to touch their soft alien skin. Charles claims they’re skinny, pale-looking humanoids made of flesh and blood like the rest of us. Apparently they look Scandinavian. Their eyes are blue and twice the size of human eyes, with transparent blonde hair.
They can live up to 800 years old and instead of becoming old, short and wrinkly like us humans, the Tall Whites start growing taller when they reach 400 years old (Charles says that’s the equivalent of 40 human years). For most of their lives, the Tall Whites are about 5’11”, but they can grow as tall as 10 feet, which would make them really good at dunking on fools. Unfortunately, as they grow taller, their organ growth does not keep up with their skeletal growth, so they basically endure a deterioration process of four centuries as they slowly inch towards a natural death. Sucks for you, Tall Whites!
Ostensibly, the Tall Whites struck a deal with the American government shortly after arriving on Earth. Charles Hall has alluded to some kind of technology exchange program, and Hellyer has also implied that many of society’s wonders are actually just swagger jacked from alien discoveries that have been clandestinely shared with our government. It’s unclear what the Tall Whites got in exchange, perhaps their secret base, stocked with human food and human clothing, in the middle of the desert was enough for them—and if that’s true—they are certainly a low maintenance type of alien. It seems perplexing that a hyper-advanced species which is able to travel through galaxies, learn English (oh yeah, apparently we taught them English), and establish contact with us would be dumb enough to give their scientific knowledge away in exchange for a couple of shirts. But maybe that’s me just being a puny and materialistic human blob.
Evidently the truth is no longer out there, the truth is righthere in this blog post. Or perhaps Paul Hellyer is just suffering from dementia. Personally, I would prefer to believe that the super Scandanavian aliens are real. Curiously enough, Hellyer did mention that there was more information about the aliens than what he was ready to disclose publicly. He didn’t think we were ready to hear the whole truth. Hopefully we can move towards a more accepting society that is ready to learn the secrets of alien life, and then maybe we can start seeing movies where these beautiful Tall Whites are the stars. Unless of course this is alreadyhappening.
Ex Canadian MOD Paul Hellyer – 2 Living ETs Working with US Government – 2013
Janet Kira and Dr. Sasha Lessin discussed with host Rebecca Jernigan ways to retrieve and integrate contacts with extraterrestrials, ghosts, pastlife bleedthroughs and other paranormal experiences. They give explicit directions on how to channel higher wisdom from ET s dedicated to our enlightenment and entry into intergalactic society.
Janet, a lifelong extraterrestrial contactee and experiencer, has been in contact with aliens, ghosts, extraterrestrials and inter-dimensionals since she was born. She remembers many experiences and with the help of Dr. Lessin, they’ve regressed her to look behind dreams and screen memories and recover more details or repressed memories to fully complete the picture, process and integrate all into her life.
The show featured excerpts from their regression of host Rebecca and the hypnotic expansion of her extraterrestrial contact experiences plus they discuss general ET contact with Earth’s population, channeling and counseling methods to help integrate and synthesis information.
Extraterrestrial contact is real, happening now planet wide and it’s time to realize disclosure is upon us, is happening on the personal level with individuals. Many government’s are in the know and refuse to reveal what they know. But it’s inevitable. It’s begun. Soon all will know and the new paradigm complete with global solutions for all that ails humanity and our planet will be revealed, available and implemented.
ET CONTACT, EXPERIENCERS’ SUPPORT & ET CHANELLING 20 Sept show
JANET KIRA LESSIN is a lifelong ET experiencer, psychic and contactee counselor. She and Dr. Lessin facilitate contactees, abductees, those haunted by ghosts or influenced by pastlife scripts. She is the channel for Ninmah, the mother of humanity. Janet’s currently completing her comprehensive autobiography, Dance of the Souls, due this Spring.
SASHA LESSIN, PH.D. is a certified hypnotherapist, Holotropic Breathworker, Pastlife Therapist and journeywork guide. He has facilitated hundreds of experiencers with the aim of invoking their Centers to integrate the energies they’ve contacted for their own health and the upleveling of Earth’s civilization.
“How I, a rational, peace-loving artist, ever became involved in something so esoteric as the UFO phenomenon is something I’m really not sure of myself, though one thing is clear; events came to me – I didn’t seek them out – in the beginning, at least.”
Budd Hopkins, “Missing Time” 1981
“The collage aesthetic can be subtly apparent in works that outwardly seem to be quite simple, even “classical.” For example, Brancusi, generally regarded as the greatest twentieth sculptor, is a master of reduction, of clarity and classical calm, three qualities one might think would war with the collage aesthetic. And yet a close examination of Brancusi’s work shows him to be a master of complexity and internal contrast.”
Budd Hopkins, “Modernism and the Collage Aesthetic,” from the New England Review 1997
“The story you are about to read, though true, is virtually unthinkable. In our familiar, everyday world it cannot have happened. Yet it did.”
Budd Hopkins, “Witnessed: The True Story of the Brooklyn Bridge UFO Abductions” 1996
The wide ranging, courageous, and ferociously curious intellect and personage behind the above words was instilled with a lifelong passion for people and their wellbeing, for painting, especially Abstract Impressionism, for politics, history, music, the performing arts, the great city in which he made his home, and so many other real-life matters. He was extremely well read and the library in his West Sixteenth Street home literally bulges with several thousand books. Volumes of art and about art and artists dominate with UFOs a fair second, hardcover and paper editions of American and world literature fill shelf after shelf, as do books on numerous other subjects.
The man who lived here was a highly professional and effective presenter, equally at ease before television cameras, radio hosts, or speaking before live crowds at conference venues large and small. He was a superb debater and at his best when yet another attack on his work might necessitate a thoughtful, highly specific and well reasoned response – this while always retaining the ability and openness to make deep, compassionate contact with the most vulnerable or anxious of individuals needing his time and attention. The wide and varied circle of friends he leaves behind truly runs the gamut, in age, background, gender and profession; involvement in the arts or UFOs notwithstanding. But whatever our differences may be, we all share the sadness which inevitably accompanies the loss of a good friend.
I miss Budd Hopkins.
In the brief two weeks since his passing a great deal has already been written and said about this man and considerably more will follow in the weeks, months and years to come. I for one have put off writing about him for as long as possible. At first because it just felt morbid to write about a friend who was loosing his grip on life yet still with us, then in the completely unrealistic and somewhat idiotic hope that by not writing about him I might somehow, in some universe, contribute to the mysterious, spontaneous medical miracle which would prolong his life. I can dream, can’t I? Letting go of a valued friend is a gradual process and for me, some thinking out loud is called for. So here, in no particular order, is a small collection of memories, reflections and thoughts about Budd, my friend, colleague, fellow artist and New Yorker, and some of what I learned from him and about him. I’ve lifted the title of his wonderful 2009 memoir, “Art, Life and UFOs,” to honor this special book and its author. Art, life and UFOs were always and remain the central things we had in common.
In 1989 Budd Hopkins founded The Intruders Foundation (IF), a nonprofit with distinct four goals: “To provide sympathetic help, understanding and personal investigation for those reporting UFO investigation experiences. To carry our systematic research into the abduction phenomenon though a care study of its patterns and resulting physical traces. To mount an extensive program of public education. To develop a cadre of trained professionals in various fields to carry out all of these projects” Twenty two years and counting later, I feel its fair to say that IF has made a difference in the lives of many of the people who this phenomenon has affected. Advisory Board members will be meeting in the months to come to discuss the future of the foundation and its extremely popular lecture series. You are welcome to visit the IF website at www.intrudersfoundation.org/ and learn more about this unique foundation.
Some feel that the study of UFOs, like art, should be above the fray of politics. Budd’s art work followed this philosophy and his approach to UFO and abduction studies was strictly scientific in nature. This artist and writer was a proud liberal with an astute sense of political realities. He was able to talk politics with the best of them, and with the same facility and understanding of the specifics that he brought to his conversations and discussions about art, UFOs, and the UFO abduction phenomenon. He maintained a particular dislike (and that is putting it mildly) for key members of the Bush Administration, and following the sober diagnosis of stage four liver cancer from his oncologist last year, he told me that his two immediate goals were to live to see his eightieth birthday, and to outlive Dick Cheney. Wish number one came true and Budd’s eightieth birthday party took place at his home this past June 15th. The fifteen or twenty of us gathered there for the occasion had a great evening together. Wish number two did not come true and I will leave it at that.
A large desk top computer served all of Budd’s writing needs until the past decade when he changed over to a laptop, but he produced his best known works on that old desktop. His writing ‘perch’ was a desk at the far end of the narrow balcony which ran along the east wall of the studio. On it sat the computer, which I used to joke was manufactured in 1931, the year he was born. A boxy, hulking dot matrix printer stood just off to the side. It was quite a day when he replaced that printer, but the computer remained just where it was and article after essay after editorial after book were written on its keyboard. The desk was situated just above my usual work station where I answered letters and attended to IF business.
Budd was the best first draft writer I’ve ever known. His writing per se was always a cut above, but his ability to produce the specific wording he was after the first time around was uncanny. This was never more apparent to me than during the years he was writing “Witnessed: The True Story of the Brooklyn Bridge UFO Abductions.” My job profile included a request to review whatever he was writing when I was in the office, which was regularly throughout this turbulent period. I had earlier established myself as a serviceable proof reader and always looked forward to being the first to read something new by him. Budd had developed the entertaining habit of dropping each page off the balcony as it emerged from the printer and the sheets of paper would float down around me like leaves, the odd one landing right on my desk.
Depending on my mood and level of concentration I would attempt to snag them midair or gather them off the floor for careful review, pencil always at the ready. This was extremely unrewarding as a rule as his first drafts were so often his final drafts. But on those cherished occasions when I actually caught a missing semicolon or inverted preposition or some such bit of minutia, I had the great fun of reacting with self righteous indignation. It was always fun and he always let me know how much he appreciated it. I realize that such memories may seem inconsequential to some, but they serve to underscore Budd’s ever-present generosity of spirit, something which extended itself to even the smallest things.
Like any working artist Budd Hopkins looked to sell the paintings, drawings and sculptures he created, either privately or through a gallery or dealer. In advance of a collector’s visit we would pull paintings to be considered from the storage racks and take some time to review them based on what he knew or felt about the tastes and interests of the collector or prospective collector. The studio was always subjected to an attempted cleaning beforehand with the major works hung on the studio wall or placed on his heavy easel. Drawings and prints were close at hand in their portfolios also ready for viewing. Budd valued the fact that my background as a painter and painting instructor allowed me to talk about the works, and art in general, with these visitors. If things went well and he sold a work, we would sometimes celebrate with a nice dinner at one of the many restaurantsthat pepper his neighborhood. Dinner was always his treat, of course.
It should be noted that throughout the three decades he was involved in abduction research, and often working daily with people who had sought him out from across the country and around the world, he never once asked any of them for a cent in payment for his services, something which I both respected and had a problem with. Like most of us self-employed (or self-unemployed, depending), Budd lived pretty much hand to mouth during the years I knew him, and unlike me had a family to consider.
The nature of the work which he had undertaking was incredibly demanding. There is nothing enjoyable about sitting a few feet from someone who is actively reliving what may be one of the most traumatic times of their life. And spending time with individuals following their regression experiences could also be emotionally draining. In short, from a purely mercantile perspective this was very real work which I felt Budd was well entitled to be compensated for.
When I finally did ask him why he chose to follow the policy he did, he gave me two answers. First, because it did not ‘feel right’ to do so. Second, because he was concerned that if he did charge for such services, debunker-in-chief Philip Klass or any of his minions would immediately accuse Budd of taking advantage of obviously deluded people and only being in it for the money. I understood and respected his decision and practical or not, have followed his lead in always offering my time to abductees and experiencers at no charge.
There came a time when a wealthy supporter’s generous and much needed donation took some financial pressure off Budd and allowed him to pursue his IF related investigations without the usual Damocles sword hanging over his head. An upshot of this was his decision to allot a percentage of the windfall to pay an assistant. As I was already filling that position on a voluntary basis, I was promoted to continuing to doing the same things I was already doing, but now with an actual salary. For the next year or so I earned eight dollars an hour as Intruders Foundation Office Manager, studio assistant, runner of errands, proof reader, filer and phone answerer. Later on I received a two dollar an hour raise, but when the money ran out I simply switched back to volunteer status.
Budd, bless his heart, felt badly about this change in my status, even as I assured him I would still be able to pay my bills sans the big money that had been coming in from IF. But from then on he made it a point to present me a signed copy of most of the foreign editions of his books as they were published. He knew how much I love books, and that I collected as well read them. Not six months ago we were talking about this very subject over a scotch. Budd was a Cutty Sark man and strictly scotch and soda on the rocks. I preferred the glorious single malt scotch (neat, please) which he’d received as a gift from our friends Steve and Janis on their previous visit over from London. Sitting there at his kitchen table Budd wryly observed that I probably had the best collection of Hopkins signed editions anywhere, and I guess it’s possible.
Each of the hundreds of hypnotic sessions and interviews Budd conducted were audio recorded with the cassettes then logged into a ledger under the name of the individual, the number of the session, and the date. Interviews preceding hypnotic regressions could range from fairly analytical to quite emotional, but witnessing actual sessions was something else again. This would only happen at the request of a subject, or Budd, if the subject was comfortable having me in the room. I don’t think I really appreciated how demanding and exhausting this kind of work could be until I began to observe these sessions.
Budd caught me off guard one afternoon by telling me he felt I should consider training and being certified as a hypnotist. Back then he and two other hypnotists had put me under a total of three times to relive the childhood UFO sighting responsible for my deep interest in this unnerving area of study. He had also hypnotized my sister Helen during her exploration of her abduction related memories. I was moved by his confidence in me, but had to tell him I was not interested in pursuing this goal. It took more I sensed that I was willing to give. In this instance I preferred to remain in the supporting role of his assistant and never regretted it.
Budd always read as many of the letters addressed to him as was humanly possible, and personally responded to them as well, but as his reputation grew and his books expanded in readership this became increasingly problematic. Following the publication of “Missing Time” in 1981 he was literally deluged with letters requesting active assistance, intervention, advice and referrals. This pattern would come to repeat itself with the publication of each new book, television appearance and radio interview – the mail would spike and we’d again be overwhelmed with letters. Some of you may know or even be among the thousands of people who wrote to Budd over the years and received a note or call from him in response. Or from me for that matter. But as his stamina began to desert him, he responded to fewer and fewer letters and inquiries. I know he regretted this very much but it wasn’t a choice as much as a given.
In 1982 The Queens Museum invited Budd to curate an art exhibit devoted to the subject of UFOs. The museum is located on the park grounds of the old World’s Fair in Queens New York and close by the ‘UFO’ tower made famous in the film “Men In Black.” Budd, whose knowledge and sense of art history was extraordinary, was a natural for this assignment and the ideal curator for such a show. Over the next months he was able to enroll several dozen appropriate painters, sculptors and photographers and get them to loan work to the exhibit. We ranged from the unknown to the famous and the variety of work was simultaneously enlightening and mysterious. Thousands of visitors saw the show, one of the most popular the museum had had to that date. It also served to stimulate some truly interesting conversations, at least the ones I listened to or was part of. Budd even included his large wood and metal mobile, dominated as it is by a central circular element. His essay for the catalogue may be one of the most unique ever written for an art publication, for it spans the chasm between his, and other’s artist’s nonobjective but suggestive imagery, and the overt, unambiguous visions of representational artists attempting to capture some of the reality of UFOs as well as some of the over-the-top light heartedness which the public has been so well conditioned to associate with the subject.
Throughout most of the Eighties, my regular six night and two day a week job for up to half of every year was as house manager for one of the city’s leading repertory theater companies. I don’t think I ever worked harder, made less money or had more fun than I did working with this wonderful collection of actors. I always received a certain number of comps per season and a pair would always go to Budd who never missed one of them. Like me, he appreciated the camaraderie and teamwork that was involved in mounting and staging the many Off Broadway plays that The Mirror Repertory Company produced. One of our actresses – a great artist with a great intellect – was genuinely interested in UFOs and abductions and I introduced her to Budd, who in turn helped her with research for a possible stage play about the abduction phenomenon. While the endeavor never made it to the stage, her interest in the subject has remained, as did the high regard they had for each other. She wrote to me last week to express her condolences at Budd’s passing, as have so many others these past two weeks.
Budd Hopkins now belongs to history and to memory. These are a few memories I hold dear. “Art, Life and UFOs: A Memoir” is published by Anomalist Books and is available from the publisher and other online book sellers. It is a superbly written account of an American life well lived and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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Great clip, finally someone who is looking at how much evidence there is, how can UFO’s not be real? There have been hundreds of thousands of eye witness accounts, that enough to win any court case