My first UFO encounter in 1951 was on my Normal, Illinois paper route on a foggy winter twilight. A large circular glowing thing slowly flew overhead without a sound. A year later while out hunting I saw another glowing UFO on the horizon flying faster than a jet, but no sound.
On a 1953 Wisconsin fishing trip with my father we discussed UFOs as he had read the TRUE Magazine UFO expose’ by Major Keyhoe, and I held out for the “natural phenomen” hypothesis as I was getting into physical science and confident it had all the answers.
In 1966 on a jet to San Francisco I read John Fuller’s “Incident At Exeter.” Impressed, I glanced nervously outside at 25,000 feet. Soon after I read some UFO pictures were discounted by the NICAP organization as the eyewitness accounts differed from what cameras recorded. I was in film production and knew cameras and people saw differently. Feeling I could make a contribution I contacted NICAP and they dusted me off, but their LA associate, Idabel Epperson, called. We met and discussed what I had in mind. Nothing much happened until 1972 when, on my return from a European scouting trip for a film project, I received her call about UFO pictures that resulted in my book, “UFOs, The Eye and the Camera.”
As a result of the book I spoke at the 1974 MUFON conference in Kansas City, meeting Dr. J. Allen Hynek, the official US Air Force UFO consultant. Hynek cultivated me, which I attributed to my West Coast Editor post with POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY and a UFO article for which I had been made Fellow of the Royal Society of Photography of the UK, “For Contributions to a better understanding of vision and photography.”
Dr. Hynek and I became good friends and met whenever we could in LA or Chicago as I was producing for Britannica films and there occasionally. He was particularly intrigued with an analysis I had done of an Alaskan photo taken by a Swede, as the focal plane shutter of his camera revealed the object was vanishing at one location and reappearing at another. It was moving in and out of space and time in the manner of “quantum jumps.”
I later arranged to meet the photographer on a family trip to Stockholm in the hope my Swedish wife could translate some nuances that would apply to the quantum mechanical model I was considering. We called his telephone number and it had been disconnected. My wife Eva said you had to die in Sweden for that to happen. With her I could have wrapped that case nicely, but it was not to be.
Quantum leaps are not seen in our dimension. It is the way electrons navigate in atoms. They do not move: They vanish here and re-appear there! Evidence for this includes the lines in spectra as the motion of electrons would paint a continuous emission if they moved, as do we. Once out of nucleospace, electrons behave as particles. Dr. Hynek and I discussed this, but only consumed time, paper and got headaches. Such is science. Allen did not feel the government was being straight with him, but he did not say that exactly. What he did say, every time we parted was, “Adrian, when this is all over it is going to be far more bizarre than anything we have imagined.” We never said goodbye without his saying that. Nonetheless, we speculated these beings had brought quantum mechanics up to our scale!
We also discussed that the extraterrestrial hypothesis was ridiculous given space, time, velocity limits, dirty outer space, radiation and on through the long list of objections. We agreed UFOs were from Earth, but from another dimension or time! If time is a dimension, we should be able to navigate it.
This concept explains why there is never a meeting, greeting or encounter other than their examining our people. They dare not have an interaction with us for fear of destroying their world by changing anything, but why would they risk having an accident happen that would result in a calamity? Did it happen in Roswell New Mexico in 1947? Six Rosewell men swore they saw a “little three-fingered man” survivor of that crash.
On my birthday in 2014, a man called introducing himself as being from my elementary school days in Jeffersonville, Indiana, 1941 to 1949. I did not record his name, thinking I would not forget it, but did, and in conversation he told me he was a retired Baptist preacher saying, “All six of those men who saw that little man from the UFO were in my congregation and they were the finest, most honest men in Roswell! If they said they saw a little man; they saw a little man!”
Nothing I said caused that. We had not discussed my work in UFOs. It was, “Off the wall!” I am sure this man can be found, as how many retired Baptist preachers could Roswell, New Mexico have? And, if there is no such man, what does it mean? Was I being set up?
There is always “chatter” between specialists in any discipline if it is at all controversial. The players hang together for courage and confirmation. The chatter kernel of the Roswell crash is that the “little man” lived 18 months and no one knows what became of him.
Intelligent speculation says these are future people that have evolved over time to have very large heads and only three fingers, but from when? The fingers are a clue.
Chimpanzees are our nearest relatives and they have equal length fingers as they are apparently helpful in grabbing branches when swinging through the trees. When we stopped doing that our fourth finger became superfluous so we are losing it.
If we have been a species for one million years and our little fingers appear to be one-third shorter than our longest fingers then we will lose our little fingers in two million years. A great amount of time will be required to use quantum mechanics at our scale so these two clues tend to support the idea, or hypothesis, that our UFO visitors are from 2,002,100 AD, or some such.
It may well be that our long-rumored secret government, called “M12,” a group of 12 wise men, has made a bargain with UFO people, but for what?
This piece will probably get me another visit from two guys in a four door Plymouth, suits and hats. The first time was for beach dive system article I wrote for SKIN DIVER as the US Navy had spent a ton of money trying to develop one and failed. Mine worked and you could have it for the price of a magazine. It is now a chapter in the US Navy’s SEAL’s Diving Operations Manual, classified “Secret,” and I was ordered never to publish it again. The second was a battlefield logistics program for the Apple IIe I sold to schools for $10 and pissed off somebody in the Pentagon as mine was identical to one for which they had paid four million Dollars. It was “Secret,” so I had to destroy mine, again without compensation.
Every President since Jimmy Carter has tried to learn the UFO story, and all have been refused. UFO’s exist and this indicates we have a lot more going on in this country than we are told, including a UFO story.