Thursday, December 8, 2011
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Nick Redfern’s latest opus, pictured above, is, as usual, filled with information that readers of his topics think they know a lot about but find they really don’t; Mr. Redfern always manages to provide details that are rarely known, even to cognoscenti.
The book is a listing of Top Secret places that governments (of the world) don’t want you to know about: high security facilities, underground bases, and other off-limits areas as the sub-title and cover inform potential readers.
For instance, Mr. Redfern’s opening salvo, Chapter One, presents the Area 51/Bob Lazar controversy in ways that make readers, skeptical and otherwise, re-evaluate both Lazar and the secret base in Nevada.
Mr. Redfern notes that a Welsh computer hacker, Matthew Bevan, in the 1990s, broke into the computer system(s) at Wright-Patterson Air Base in Ohio, looking for references to the alleged Hangar 18 of Roswell and UFO rumor.
What Bevan found was e-mail that appeared to confirm some of the Lazar story, about an extraterrestrial craft and a super-heavy element (dubbed Element 115 by Lazar). [Page 28 ff.]
Chapter 5 continues Mr. Redfern’s survey of Hangar 18 its “Little Men”:
UFO researcher Leonard Stringfield recounted an incident, in 1965, whereby a visitor to the United States Air Force Museum, housed at Wright-Patterson, stumbled into an “Off Limits” room, where he encountered a “small, large-eyed, heavy-browed creature, clearly unlike any terrestrial life-form.” [Page 85]
The Stringfield tale is made juicy by Mr. Redfern’s atmospheric description of what took place after the weird and surprising encounter by Stringfield’s informant.
Another chapter covers the secretive area known as the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, where animal and human experiments with nerve agents took place alongside, UFOs, alien beings, and secret aircraft prototypes, which our own Anthony Bragalia reported on here a few years back, as Mr. Redfern acknowledges. [Chapter 3, Page 59 ff.]
The infamous Dulce “underground” base in New Mexico is given the twice-over, in which Mr. Redfern elaborates on the work by Greg Bishop that shines a light on the shameful Paul Bennewitz affair. [Chapter 8, Page 127 ff.]
Paul Bennewitz, a physicist and UFO aficionado, was, allegedly, duped by Air Force personnel at nearby Kirkland Air Force Base, and made to think, by machinations of the Air Force, that UFOs and their alien counterparts were operating from subterranean bases in the Archuleta Mesa of Rio Arriba County, Dulce.
The Air Force did this, ostensibly, to keep Mr. Bennewitz’s UFO pursuits from, inadvertently, leading others (Russian agents et al.) to Kirkland where some of the United States' most secret and advanced aircraft were tested and flown.
The actions of the Air Force operatives eventually drove Mr. Bennewitz into a paranoid psychosis and death is how the story goes.
Mr. Redfern supplements the sordid tale with little-known information culled from Greg Bishop and personal investigation that involves cattle mutilations, nuclear tests, and reptilian aliens.
Chupacabras, a pet interest for Mr. Redfern, are discussed, in the context of their Puerto Rico venue: the El Yunque rainforest. [Page 199 ff.]
The Philadelphia Experiment is reprised [Page 210 ff.] as is the Montauk (New York) Air Force Station where research involving time-travel, teleportation, mind control and invisibility took place, and even Bigfoot makes an appearance. [Page 209 ff.]
Facilities in England, Australia, China, and Russia are addressed, as is the Shaver mystery, and NASA’s plans for an eventual moon base.
What I’m noting here is only a taste of the bizarre “goodies” that Mr. Redfern offers in his 288 page book.
And it’s not just the information that is imparted that will thrill and enlighten readers, it’s also how Mr. Redfern writes; he makes hackneyed tales come alive again for those surfeited by their telling, and he brings oft-told tales to life for newbies.
The paperback book is a buy at $15.99 and can be had from Anomalist.com, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s and other bookstores, online and off.
It’s a Career Press New Page book (Pompton Plains, NJ) from which you can find out more by accessing their web-sites: