January 14, 2018

Special Cases – The Long Island File (70): Questions (QA #4)

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John submitted another questionnaire to Apol, and included the response in his file. Apol (I suppose channeled by Jaye Paro) replied in crude red pencil; John transcribed the answers on these carbons.

A few notes: On page 2, the questions about people in caverns refer to Richard Shaver’s claims of underground cities, frequently discussed in UFO circles. Long John Nebel’s nightly radio show often focused on UFOs; Apol identified him as a contactee in an earlier questionnaire. John Lester wrote a series of articles on UFOs for the Newark Star-Ledger in 1958. I can’t identify Tom Everett Hilliard or “Charlie.” Gordon Evans wrote for Fate, Flying Saucers, and other magazines; Joseph Henslick was a contactee, according to John a confessed hoaxer; Don Estrella was a friend of John’s, mentioned in Chapter 9 of The Mothman Prophecies.

As I said about an earlier questionnaire, John’s questions are probably more interesting than the answers.

(Incidentally, I accidentally deleted the last dozen or so comments on this site while deleting spam. Sorry! No offense intended!)


  1. Another interesting read!

    Comment by Joseph — January 14, 2018 @ 5:09 pm

  2. Love it,thank you!

    Comment by Dave — January 14, 2018 @ 8:33 pm

  3. “Little Bit”

    Comment by 8th Street — January 20, 2018 @ 5:22 pm

  4. Dear Mr. Skinner, I note in question 25 that newsman John Lester is mentioned. I am curious whether you might have more information regarding Lester. I am particularly interested in the surveys he conducted in 1958 with radar operators and pilots. I conduct historical research. Any information would be appreciated. Tom

    Comment by Tom Tulien — January 26, 2018 @ 4:18 pm

  5. Sorry, I have no information on John Lester. I just googled him to find out why he was mentioned in the questionnaire.

    Comment by Doug — January 26, 2018 @ 6:06 pm

  6. Hi everyone, just some “non-news” about Tom Hilliard to save you all some research time. I tried some Google searches for “Tom Hilliard, “Thomas Hilliard,” “Thomas Edward Hilliard,” and “Whitey Hilliard.” Nothing much came up except hits including calm-looking obits, none of which imply any kind of journalism or military career, etc. Whitey Hilliard seemed involved with horse racing

    Maybe someone with access to indexed, non-internet newspaper archives could find his name, but if he’s not already a name in the UFO- or ultraterrestrial-world, his name may not be worth additional search time. Cheers to Tom and to John Keel, too! I love one of Mr. Keel’s remarks in a talk now on YouTube wherein he said that it was best to relax about all the fear about UFOs and Men in Black and “to lead a “normal life.” I try to remind myself of that when I get too fixated. Best wishes, all! : – )

    Comment by Ann Reich — January 27, 2018 @ 3:41 pm

  7. Thanks for looking! Tom might have been a neighbor of John or Jaye. He might have had nothing to do with UFOs, and John mentioned him to test Apol/Jaye.

    Comment by Doug — January 27, 2018 @ 8:23 pm

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