October 31, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (61): The Lucis Trust

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At the end of August (we’re still in 1967), Jaye Paro tells John to look for a book in the Lucis Trust library. He does so, and finds passages underlined in red pencil. Apol’s letters were written in red pencil. Did Jaye mark up the book? Did someone else, and then tell her to tell John? I suspect the former, but I guess we can’t know.

The Lucis Trust was founded in 1922 by Alice Bailey and her husband Foster Bailey, to publish her books, which are apparently influenced by H. P. Blavatsky (I’ve read some Blavatsky, but no Bailey).

And we have more stories from Jaye: this time, an attempt to gas her, and a frozen phone.

October 22, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (60): A New Threat!

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John’s daily record continues with more drama from Jaye Paro: a new alien, Rodan, threatens to murder four people she knows if she doesn’t stop her contact with “those people.” Apol/Appell had previously given Paro the name “Tim’na” in a letter to John. Of course, if she actually wrote the letter, she would know about her new name. More puzzling, perhaps, is the report from John’s girlfriend Gerda, about a small disc outside her window.

October 15, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (59): Gerda, Joe, and a Letter from Apol

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John’s notes continue with some odd reports from his girlfriend Gerda, followed by a call from Joe Henslik. Gerda was a dancer, and, as far as I know, not particularly interested in UFOs. Henslik was a contactee; elsewhere in his notes, John dismissed his story as a hoax.

There’s also a letter from Apol/Appel/Appell, as well as a second questionnaire. I posted the questionnaire over here; John kept a separate file on Apol.

October 8, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (58): Funny Things

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In the middle of August, 1967, John’s primary contactee Jaye Paro is out of town, so “things have been generally quiet.” Then she returns, and has more “funny things” to report. There are also reports of phone hoaxes from ufologists Joan Whritenouer and June Larson, and the puzzle of Gray Barker’s envelopes turning up in Philadelphia. Ivan Sanderson says that the vitamin supplements Apol recommended have made him feel better. He was not, by the way, a transvestite, but did often wear a robe.

October 1, 2017

Special Cases – Long Island File (57): A Letter to Jerome Clark

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In the midst of all the confusion that surrounded John in 1967, he wrote a letter to fellow researcher Jerome Clark, summarizing his understanding of the UFO phenomenon at the time. Much of it (in retrospect, too much of it, I’m afraid) was based on the information he was getting from Jaye Paro. A couple of notes: Charles, I presume, is Charles Bowen, editor of the British Flying Saucer Review; Lucius F. is Lucius Farish, tireless collector of UFO data.

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