December 26, 2016

Special Cases – The Long Island File (20): The Census Taker

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It’s July 1967, and John keeps being barraged with weirdness. In just two days, Jaye Paro passes out and receives a telegram from Agar, her friend Richard is contacted by mistake, she’s visited by an odd “census taker” asking about UFOs, and Princess Moon Owl shows up on the TV news. The first page below is a letter from Paro, giving John more info from Apol and Agar. She also drew a little picture of Mickey Mouse.



  1. Well in the best spirit of arm chair investigation I checked the NUFORC and MUFON databases for UFO reports in Ohio that summer. There were about two listed. Flap? Nope.

    Then I ran down Mrs D Manhood. She had her observation reported in the March 12, 1967 edition of the Sydney Sun Herald. She was in the yard with her daughter Joanne when she saw something unidentified flying nearby. Her sister was with her. So the reference in June was about 3 months old at the time. FWIW.

    Fascinating stuff, this!

    Comment by Clarence Carlson — December 26, 2016 @ 12:58 pm

  2. Hi Doug –

    Question not quite related to this. A while back I heard an interview with (IIRC) Whitley Streiber, and he mentioned that John had a terrifying MIB experience where the 3 MIB actually beamed right through his door, and that John was so affected he wouldn’t talk about it. Did you ever hear about this? I’m trying to find the interview again but cant seem to locate it.

    Comment by Graham — December 29, 2016 @ 10:11 pm

  3. Graham — No, I never heard of that.

    Comment by Doug — December 30, 2016 @ 10:56 am

  4. i can’t see anything here that paro claimed happened that could be verified by other witnesses. back in the day there was no ability for a person to check on the source of phone calls, short of working with the phone company. i just feel everything paro said was attention getting nonsense and dramatics. i have to wonder why john was drawn into her story. why did he believe her? please correct me if I’ve missed something that was witnessed or could be verified by others. i admit to glossing over the last few.

    Comment by patty g — January 5, 2017 @ 7:04 pm

  5. John was interested in Paro’s stories because they often echoed other contactees’ stories, and he was looking for patterns. He notes repeatedly that he doesn’t accept all of her claims, but is collecting her reports and waiting to see what happens next. The interest for me is that he was keeping a daily record of his investigations at this time, so you get to see him at work. And it was a very strange year, even without Paro!

    Comment by Doug — January 6, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

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