cosmic conflict 07
(“COSMIC CONFLICT”, Vol. 2, Edition 1.2)
PAGE NO. 07
Caverns, Dungeons And Labyrinths
In this ‘File’ we will examine reports of ancient subterrain excavations, the very reality of which presupposes the existence of scientifically-advanced races which reigned perhaps thousands of years ago, excavations that had apparently been constructed before the deluge and, in some cases, following it. The account which we record below appeared in the Oct. 1947 issue of ‘AMAZING STORIES’ science fiction/science fact magazine, pp. 171-172:
“Norman Finley, a neighbor of a good friend of mine, told me about an experience he had which was rather unusual. He and a couple of other fellows were hunting down in the Big Bend country. I don’t know whether you are familiar with the Big Bend or not, but there is no more wild or desolate area in the country. Rugged, mountainous, cut by canyons, there are innumerable parts of it which have never known the foot of man.
“It was in one of the most desirable areas that Finley and his companions found themselves. They had driven about ninety miles southwest of Marathon, Texas, a little town of about 700 people, at the foot of the Del Norte Mountains, 4000 feet high, and had then gone on afoot. The dirt road just petered out and they couldn’t get their car further. They were hunting deer but had no luck. Just as they were about to call it a day, Finley spotted a mountain lion. He snapped a shot at it and knocked it over. But the lion just rolled over on his feet and started to leave those parts.
“Finley and the other fellows took after him, since it was obvious that he was wounded and not making very good time. They managed to keep him in sight for about a mile and were sure they had him when he ran into a box canyon. The lion, however, started up a faint trail up one side of the canyon to a small cave they could see about a hundred feet from the floor of the canyon. They followed him up this trail, but when they got to the cave–there was no lion!
“The cave was one of those dished-out affairs that are so common in the southwest. Eroded out of the face of a cliff and cup-shaped. The only access to it was by that trail. But this cave was a bit queer. It had a sand floor and was just about big enough to park twenty cars in it. On the cliff edge was a low STONE WALL. This in itself was not too unusual, because such caves have sheltered Indians for thousands of years.
“The thing that did make it unusual was that in the rear of it was a perfectly round hole. It was obvious that the lion had ducked into this.
“They approached it rather cautiously and tossed some stones in it to see if they could stir him up. But there was no response. They could hear the stones rolling and bouncing down an incline and the sound just got fainter and fainter until it died away altogether.
“They then approached the hole and peered down into it. It was perfectly round–also it was about four or five feet in diameter. They couldn’t see very far down it, but it appeared to descend rather sharply and at a steady gradient. The fellows gathered some dry grass from the canyon floor and made some torches. The incline of the bore was too steep for them to climb down so they tossed the torches down it. They just slid down further and further and disappeared into the gloom. They never did see or hear of the lion again.
“At first they thought they had stumbled onto some old Spanish mine workings. But there was no sign anywhere of a dump that always goes with a mine. By all rights there should have been some sign of the earth and rock that had come out of that hole–but there wasn’t.
“When they inspected the hole itself more closely, they were amazed at it’s symmetry and at the consistency of the section of the bore as far as they could see down it. The fact that the bore was perfectly round puzzled them, too. If it was a mine shaft, it most certainly wouldn’t have been round, but instead would have been flat on the bottom. The fact that the shaft extended straight and unwavering as a rigid pipe was cause for further amazement. Since the fellows had no rope with them, which would have been needed to descend the shaft, as well as lights, they scratched their heads awhile and then left.
“Finley wanted to go back with equipment and see how far down the shaft went and what was at the bottom of it. But ranchers are busy people and he never went back. In the meantime he got pretty well broken up when a horse threw him and he now lives in Fort Worth while he has someone else to run the ranch. We talked rather idly about having a look at his cave someday. He says he knows exactly where it is and could find that box canyon with his eyes shut. So far we haven’t done anything about it. But we may either this summer or next when we get time to go down to Big Bend.
“Finley told me this story about a year before even you heard of Shaver so you can be sure he wasn’t influenced by the ‘Shaver Mystery.’ In fact, I don’t believe he has ever heard of the ‘Shaver Mystery,’ even to this day.
“E. Stanton Brown., 4931 Bryce Ave., Fort Worth 7, Texas.”
Another letter, dated Jan. 1948, appeared in ‘AMAZING STORIES’ magazine also confirming that strange ‘para-speleon’ phenomena exists in the western part of Texas. However the artifacts described in the following letter seem to involve areas north of Big Bend, not far from the Guadellupe Mts. and the New Mexico border. Perhaps this account is a partial confirmation of a subterranean connection between areas BELOW the Big Bend of Texas and the Guadellupe range of southern New Mexico – northwestern Texas. Quoting from the letter:
“Since I have been an interested reader of AMAZING STORIES since my high school days (1929) when A-S was a bigger magazine, I feel like one of the family when I read the letters in the discussion pages. The temptation has arisen many times to write a letter to you concerning some hotly discussed matter, but something has always prevented me from getting at it. However, the October Issue pushed me too far, and here goes.
“The mysterious cave Mr. E. Stanton Brown spoke of in his letter is not exactly news to me. In 1938 a party of six of my friends and myself spent seven months in that area of Texas, and upper Mexico. We were testing an electronic instrument that we had developed, and needed lots of space and some mineral deposits for the various tests. So, we got rather well acquainted with the Big Bend country, and the Figure 2 Ranch north of there. We arrived there in January and camped IN THE SIERRA BLANCAS, storing a lot of our equipment at the town of Van Horn. By March we had gotten deep into the rugged country and as I recall, it was about the middle of March we stumbled onto this cave (or a twin) that Mr. Brown speaks of in his letter. Everyone was so dumbfounded by it that we spent the better part of the rest of the month in making a thorough investigation. We penetrated the shaft to a distance of 870 feet and at about 650 feet found some very finely executed writing on the right wall at eye level, IN WHAT RESEMBLES CUNEIFORM. At 800 feet one of the party fell over a cloth lying in the dust, and upon closer examination, it was found to be part of a blue shirt, of fairly recent manufacture; indicating that someone else had been this far in recent times. This and an empty pint whisky bottle dated 1897 was all we located to indicate recent occupation. Of course in a country where desperadoes such as Black Jack, Billy the Kid, etc., hid out where they could and the more solitary the better, such a find was not too surprising.
“At about 780 feet the floor dips more sharply downward and at near 900 feet progress is very hazardous due to moisture and increased slant downward. We carried rocks from the opening, and rolled them from the point where we could no longer walk, but they simply faded out with a rumble after a few seconds. We tried rolling flaming yucca stumps to see if, perhaps, we might determine more about the bore further on, but this proved to be futile, since the stumps burned poorly at best, probably due to bad air. It was very stuffy and hot after the first 300 feet from the opening. We held a powwow to try and figure out how we could go further down, but the only thing would have been lots of lariat ropes, or a long steel cable, and neither was available nearer than some 50 miles.
“If Mr. Finley had taken the time to go hunting up in the Figure 2 Ranch territory he might have run across another, and to me more interesting, cave than the Big Bend one. About 62 miles (north – Branton) from the town of Van Horn you go through the salt-flat country, where the Salt Wars of the old west occurred. Westward, some 8 or 9 miles from the road is the Apache Canyon country, and as rugged as anywhere on the face of the globe. In an offshoot of Apache Canyon to the south, is an almost impassable gash called Hell Canyon. The walls of this canyon rise precipitously for at least 1000 feet and top out on Apache Peak on one side and an old Indian ceremonial ground on the other side. More desolate country would be hard to imagine. Coyotes and mountain lions are plentiful, and panthers no novelty. I have seen as many as 34 deer in a herd down below on the grassy ledge sloping down toward the canyon floor. Of course, further up toward the box end of the canyon it was much too rugged for deer, but a few mountain sheep are seen, (it was) in the wildest part of the canyon that the other cave was found, in fact we almost fell into it. The high grass about the opening hid the dished out entrance.
“We were at an elevation of approximately 7000 feet and going was tough, especially with a pack, and we had stopped to rest when one of the party remarked that it ‘sounded hollow’ when any of us talked. Of course, we all yapped away at the same time trying to figure if this was so, and sure enough it was. Further investigation located the hole some six feet to the left of where we had stopped. It was roughly oval in shape, some 30 by 18 feet; and bridged in the center the short way by a natural rock arch heavy enough to support an elephant. In the center of the arch were 3 deep grooves caused we hazarded, by rope passing over the arch. We spent several hours in investigating the surrounding terrain to see if there might be any other entrances to the cave, but found none. It sloped sharply from the opening down about 200 feet, and then the bore disappeared, curving upward. We succeeded in getting down to the first level, by tying all our ropes together, and subsequently investigated a lot of it.
“Threading through the soil were long stringers of quartz, but oddly enough at the same time there were chunks of rock as big as a piano that were solid masses of seashells. Quite a lot of pottery both broken and whole, was found. The most interesting thing was, however, that the farther we went the colder it got. Also there was a sound of either rushing wind or water, which got louder the lower we went. We came upon two human skeletons not over 500 feet from the entrance, but they must have been very old, as the bones crumbled at the touch. Everything was covered with a deep dust after passing the bend and no indication of any living thing having passed there was ever noted. It was very dark and depressing, and the chill was very penetrating. When you consider that the outside temperature was near 100 degrees, you can imagine how we were dressed. We had three flashlights, one a five cell, and after a while it was all that was left that would give a decent light. Down at what we estimated as 1200 feet from the opening we came smack up against a smooth stone wall. That was it. The end. None of us would admit it was natural, it was too smooth and perfect, and look as we would we could not find a single flaw or crack in it. It was of a marble-like texture and some eight or nine feet high in the center and around eleven wide. By placing our ears to the rock surface THE ROARING ON THE OTHER SIDE BECAME MUCH LOUDER, AND THE ROCK WAS QUITE COLD TO THE TOUCH. There was natural marble near there, in Marble Canyon, where marble was once taken out in large quantities, and so the rock was native rock, I’m sure. Since the remaining light was all we had except matches, we voted to get back to the opening as soon as possible, and after a hard struggle upgrade we got back to daylight and held a conference. We decided to bed down and talk it over further the next day, as it was getting late.
“However, the next day we were inclined to look foolishly at each other and claim it was all our imagination thinking there was anything strange on the other side of the barrier, and it was just another one of those many caves in the country. Carlsbad is just 65 miles north of there, AND THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS NO DOUBT HONEYCOMBED UNDERNEATH.
“We finished our experiments and left, late in July but I have never been able to forget the caves, and THE ODD SOUNDS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT BARRIER. Or for that matter, the barrier itself, for it was too perfect to be natural, I believe. Or, maybe I’ve just read too many AMAZING STORIES,’ and am inclined to wild ideas. As the Mexicans say, Quien sabe?
“Some day I’m going to write you a ding-how Scientifiction on something-or-other, and then place it and my rejection notice among my souvenirs. Maybe then I can go on reading AMAZING STORIES in peace, without wanting to dash off a dinger.
“K. A. Gookin., Carmel Radio & Sound Service., Box 1865., Carmel, California.” (Note: It is unlikely that the writers of the two letters which we have just quoted would be able to be reached at the addresses given. We’ve merely given them as they appeared in AMAZING STORIES magazine in the late 1940’s. – Branton)
At this point we will mention several miscellaneous items connected with paraspeleology, speleanthropology, subsurface phenomena and related subjects:
A researcher by the name of Frank D. Adams has written on the result of his personal scientific experiments which may prove that giant cavities exist in granite at depths of more than 11 miles, conclusions which have also been supported by Louis V. King, a mathematician who calculated that, at normal temperatures, a cavity would exist at a depth of between 17.2 and 20.9 miles. The authors’ findings are also supported by the recently discovered “16 Rouse Belts” which give planes of fracture penetrating the globe.
Dr. Ron Anjard, in an article in the Summer, 1978 issue of PURSUIT Magazine, claimed personal knowledge of 44 underground cities beneath the surface of North America, six of which are alleged to be on the West Coast. His information allegedly comes from anonymous American Indian sources. When we relate this to the large number of migration legends (to and from cavern realms) which exist among the native Amerindians, then we may conclude that certain tribes still retain intimate knowledge of underground civilizations related to them via distant ancestral links. Some of the elders of these different tribes, others have suggested, may in fact maintain present contact with several of these cavern civilizations. There are some indications that some such ‘tribes’ literally moved underground as a result of the encroaching Anglosaxon civilization upon the America’s. Similar allegations are made in relation to South and Central America as well.
Interviews with survivors of a mine explosion in Dec. 26, 1945, known as the “Belva Mine Disaster”, appeared in the Dec. 1981 – Jan. 1982 issues of newspapers in Pineville, Kentucky and elsewhere. The interviews revealed that some of the trapped men saw a “door” in one of the walls open, and a man dressed like a “lumberjack” emerged from a well-lighted room. After assuring the men that they would be rescued, the strange visitor returned to the room and closed the door. These “lumberjack-like” entities have been described by miners on other parts of the country and in other nations as well. There seems to be some confusion as to whether they are physical or paraphysical entities. A somewhat similar incident allegedly took place several years ago near Shipton, Pennsylvania. Of the three victims of this particular mine disaster, only two were rescued. However both described a similar para-physical encounter with strange ‘men’ who entered the caverns and gave light to the two trapped miners and told them that they would be rescued. They were uncertain whether the entities were humans or supernatural beings however, as much of their collective “hallucination” contained both physical as well as supernatural elements. The bluish “light” which illuminated the room, they said, was real, but other holographic-like visuals that appeared on the walls, when touched by their hands, either disappeared or revealed solid rock behind.
R. L. Blain-Sanders, in an article titled ‘TUNNELS AND CAVERNS BENEATH NEW YORK CITY,’ which appeared in the Fall, 1981 issue of SHAVERTRON, described the author’s knowledge of a large triangular system of tunnels utilized by a ‘Masonic lodge’, deep below the surface of New York City. Could this have any connection to the other ‘rumors’ to the effect that cavernous regions exist below Manhattan? For instance, in 1962 Con Edison, while drilling a test hole in the north of East River Park, New York City, broke through to open space about 200 feet below. Also, there are the allegations of Morris Doreal that the Church of St. John the Divine in New York was built over ancient tunnels leading to a dome-shaped city abandoned by antediluvian ‘Atlanteans’ and later, apparently, re-established by post- deluvians. Then we have the accounts of thousands of people who have literally and mysteriously disappeared off the face of the earth in and around New York City.
Raymond Bond, in an article titled ‘SUBTERRANEAN SAUCERS – GLOBAL NETWORK OF UFO BASES’, which appeared in SAGA’S UFO ANNUAL 1980 (Brooklyn, N.Y.), described caves within Mt. Sombrero in the Tampica area of Mexico, from which sounds resembling those made by ‘hydroelectric generating equipment’ can be heard. Also, inhabitants of the interior of Mt. Kilimanjaro were also described. Kilimanjaro is one of the highest peaks in Africa.
Bob Borino, in his article, ‘UFO BASES FOUND IN ANTARCTICA’ (Globe, Jan. 18, 1983) quotes from certain scientists who believe that a subterranean UFO Base is located beneath the strange ‘Polynya Sea’ in the Antarctica’s Weddell Sea region.
Malcolm W. Browne, in his article ‘UNDERGROUND TUNNELS THREATEN TOWN IN HUNGARY’S WINE COUNTRY’ (NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 8, 1967, p.2) tells of over 60 miles of ancient tunnel systems of unknown origin and purpose which have been discovered beneath the town of Eger, Hungary, some of which have collapsed. The civilization which built the tunnels must have been fairly advanced in engineering and science in order to create such a subterranean system.
Karl Brugger, in his book ‘THE CHRONICLE OF AKAKOR’ (Boohi Tree Books., Delacorte Press., N.Y., 230 pp), gives the history– as given to the author by one of their chiefs–of the Ugha Mongulala tribesman, whose ancestors were allegedly part of a vast empire which covered South America in ancient times. Some of these ancient people, the chief claimed, left the planet in aerial vessels to explore other parts of the solar system and beyond, leaving behind vast subterranean cities beneath the Andes mountains and western Brazil. In 1971, due to the constant encroachment of white settlers or invaders into their territory, 30,000 survivors of the Ugha Mongulala allegedly escaped to this ancient system of underground cities, consisting of 13 separate subterranean complexes all connected by tunnels, one of which is said to extend to Lima, and others of which are located throughout the Andes Mountain range of Peru.
Michael Burke, in his article ‘GREEN THING SPARKS RUMORS’ (THE VALLEY NEWS DISPATCH, New Kensington, Tarentum and Vandergrift, PA., Mar. 5, 1981 issue) described a small creature, allegedly ‘half humanoid – half dinosaur’ which was seen emerging from a sewer tunnel in New Kensington. A group of children chased the infant or young dinosauroid creature, one of them momentarily grabbing it at which point it let out a squealing or screeching sound, and then slipped from his hands and escaped back into the sewer tunnel. This incident took place some miles west of Dixonville, PA., where in 1944 several miners were killed or turned up missing as a result of encounters with ‘alien’ creatures in one particular mineshaft there. Any connection?
SAGA Magazine’s ‘UFO ANNUAL – 1980’, P.4, under the heading ‘CAVE MARTIANS’, described a bizarre encounter with subterranean creatures which seemed to have consisted of some type of automaton-like forms, perhaps on a reconnaissance mission from an underground civilization. The story involved a tunnel near Xucurus, Argentina(?), some 90 miles from Buenos Aires. The tunnel was discovered by agriculturist Gerardo Cordeire, and found to contain nine connecting passages and strange inscriptions on the walls. From it’s entrance “men nine feet tall, green, with antennas on their heads, and square legs” were seen to emerge, and which, according to HUNDREDS of witnesses from the town and nearby locals, resembled enormous “portable radios.”
Dr. Earlyne Chaney, in an article titled ‘ODYSSEY INTO EGYPT’, in her occult-oriented magazine VOICE OF ASTARA (May, 1982) tells of a discovery she and researcher Bill Cox was shown in Egypt. These were two tunnels, neither of which had been fully explored. One was in the temple of Edfu between Luxor and Cairo in the ruins of El Tuna Gabel; and the other near Zozer’s Step Pyramid at Cairo near Memphis-Saqqarah, within the tomb of the Bull, called “Serapium”. The Egyptian government sealed both tunnels because of fears of certain archaeologists who alleged that they “lead too deeply down into the depths of the earth,” and because they found the earth to be “honeycombed with passages leading off into other depths,” and the possibility of explorers becoming lost. If such labyrinths do exist, then it may explain one story which alleged that men dressed like “ancient Egyptians” have been seen deep in unexplored tunnels near Cairo, as well as possible confirmation of the story which appeared in Nevada Aerial Research’s ‘LEADING EDGE’ Publication to the effect that the U.S.(?) Government secretly maintains a huge base within a cavern of tremendous size (several miles in diameter) beneath the desert sands of Egypt. Could this tie in with the vague references to a subterranean society(s) referred to by certain people ‘in the know’ which is/are known as the ‘Phoenix Empire’ and/or the ‘Gizeh People’?
Articles in the WASHINGTON STAR-NEWS, July 25, 1973 and Aug. 15, 1973, tell of the discovery of an unexplored network of ancient, artificial tunnels during construction of a parking lot in Crofton, Maryland. Subsequent construction covered the tunnel entrances before the system could be completely investigated.
Leon Davidson, in an early issue of ‘FLYING SAUCERS’ Magazine, spoke of a large network of “underground tunnels in the California desert, at Camp Irwin, near Barstow.” This may tie-in with an item related by a Los Angeles municipal water director, as related in an early issue of Richard Toronto’s SHAVERTRON letter-zine, stating that this water director knew of 5 large underground rivers which ran beneath the Mojave desert, and that die-traces showed that at least one of these emptied into the Pacific ocean through openings in the continental slopes (One source stated that such a river exited in the Gulf of California. Other sources speak of a “Kokoweef” river-system which is alleged to lie below Kokoweef peak just east of FORT Irwin, which looked- -according to it’s alleged discoverer, a Mr. Earl Dorr, and a few “Indians” who also claimed to have been in it–like a “Grand Canyon” underground. It allegedly consists of a river chasm generally 500 ft. wide and over a thousand feet high-deep, sided by steep tiered-shelved underground cliffs, huge stalactites and cataracts. Also, the alluvial sands on the ‘beaches’ along the river, which allegedly hold a large percentage of gold dust, are said to be several feet deep. The entrance to this cavern was allegedly dynamited shut by Mr. Dorr to protect anyone else from getting to “his” gold. There is in fact evidence that Dorr did dynamite shut the lower level of ‘Kin Sabe’ cave in Kokoweef Peak, and there are present-day attempts to break through into this underground system. The water of the river allegedly rose and fell with the tides, suggesting that a very large body of water might exist upstream, that is if Dorr’s account as well as the accounts of the Indians were not fabricated). The municipal water director, according to the SHAVERTRON article, spoke with a man who claimed that he was hired several years ago by the government to look for water sources for Ft. Irwin. He alleged to have explored an old mine in the area and found that deep down, the shaft intersected with an ancient earth fault or chasm- like cave which continued horizontally for a considerable distance. This government employee followed the chasm and allegedly emerged onto the bank of a huge underground river-cave over a quarter of a mile wide! The tremendous water flow– possibly originating from the waters that apparently disappear beneath the Great Basin, the Nevada and Mojave deserts?–could have ‘fed’ the water needs of all of Southern California.
Paul Doerr (not to be confused with Mr. DORR referred to above), in issue number 6 of his Newsletter ‘UNKNOWN’, related the tradition concerning a race of human giants which, according to stories in the Carolinas islands and especially Papua, allegedly went underground in ancient times. Once inhabitants of a lost island-continent called “Chamat,” they will, according to legend, one day emerge. This legend is wide-spread throughout Malaysia, which incidentally contains the largest “officially recognized” cavern chamber, the “Sarowak Chamber” on the island of Borneo in the Malaysian islands. It is said to be 230 ft. wide by 980 ft. long and nowhere less than 270 ft. high, large enough to easily hold within itself the two previous contenders for the world’s largest OFFICIAL chamber – Carlsbad’s “Big Room” in New Mexico and the “Salle de la Verna” in the Pierre Saint- Martin caverns in France. Yankee stadium could fit in one end of the Sarowak chamber with room to spare! The same issue of ‘UNKNOWN’ also reports on the discovery of massive caverns in Toulumne Co., California, by three Oakland miners. The caverns were so extensive that a man would have to “take grub for a week, and plan to explore for a month.”
The ‘BOOK OF DYZAN’, which has been translated from ancient manuscripts, tells of intellectually sophisticated humans from an ancient earth-born society who abandoned the surface of the earth, “depriving the impure human race of their knowledge,” and leaving in flying craft to rejoin their land “of iron and metal.”
‘FAR OUT’ Magazine’s April, 1982 issue carried an article titled, ‘BOTTOMLESS PIT FOUND ON THE OCEANS FLOOR’. The article tells of a huge man-made opening in the ocean floor between Panama and the Galapagos Islands, which scientists say receives a constant flow of ocean water which is being sucked through the hole and into the crust beneath the ocean floor.
Raymond A. Fowler, in his book ‘THE ANDREASSON AFFAIR’ (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. 1979) gives an extensive description of an abduction experience of one woman who was taken by the “Gray-type” aliens and later returned to her house. These creatures, according to Fowler and Andreasson, had the ability to travel between stars but her account seems to suggest that their ORIGINAL point of origin is within a cavernous subterranean realm. For instance, here are some quotes given by Betty Andreasson concerning her abduction: “(The aliens had) Large, wraparound… eyes (which) stood in stark contrast to less prominent facial features: holes for noses and ears, and fixed, scarlike mouths. They wore shiny dark blue, form-fitting uniforms… Their three-digit (reptilian?) hands were GLOVED.” The creatures seemed claylike, “…They’re scary,” Betty said, “I don’t see any hair… (their heads were like) an upside-down pear… I didn’t even see a nose.” She described an “eye slit” and said that the creatures took her from her house and into some type of craft. After a while the craft apparently connected to some type of dock somewhere on or below the earth, beyond which was a tunnel. She was put into an enclosed chair-like transparent container which filled with some kind of fluid, and was then taken through a “…subway tunnel… it’s like a track we’re going on… walking, gliding–or something.” She said that her willpower seemed mesmerized by powerful influences beyond her ken.
“We would pass other tunnel openings. I could tell that there were other tunnels there… passed out of the tunnel into a place where the atmosphere was a vibrating red color… like infrared light… there are buildings–square buildings with openings… In the red part… there wasn’t any vegetable life… we are coming to where there are some beings! And they’ve skinny arms and legs and kind of a full body. And their eyes can move every which way, and they can climb just like monkeys. They climb up quickly and swiftly and down and around and in and out of windows. They are all over the place!” Betty and the two alien creatures that abducted her approached a circular membrane and passed through it without resistance into a place with a greenish atmosphere. She looked down upon strange plants, a mist-enshrouded sea, and a distant complex of buildings. The sheer vastness of the alien realm overwhelmed her senses. The place reminded her of “some legendary underground kingdom.” She continued, “There’s a lot of different stuff I’m seeing… plants are different. It’s like, uh–long stems that come out in loops and the different colors. But they are green! Other similar elevated tracks (like the one she was on) criss-crossed the area.” They stopped to let something go by. Betty just watched, dumbfounded. Later she found nothing in her vocabulary to describe it… “I don’t know what it is! It is something like–I can’t ever explain it… I’m seeing a pyramid–it has one big flat side and the others indent, sort of. We are going over it, high in the ‘sky’… There were (high buildings) like, you know, a lot of science fiction. Big cities with all these different bridges all around… I don’t remember seeing any activity. It was too far away. That was way over to the side there, way over to the side. The pyramid was closer than that… When we reached the destination, we went through the black tunnel (following which she was taken through some type of occult ritual in which she had a vision of a ‘Phoenix’ bird which was consumed in fire and then emerged from the ashes in the form of a worm which began to grow slowly into the ‘bird’ shape. Mr. Fowler suggested that this may have been a feigned ‘religious experience’ orchestrated by the aliens in order to play on her emotions and gain Betty’s assistance)… “They seemed long,” speaking of the tunnel which she was taken through. After the occult “initiation” or ritual she was taken back the way she came, “It felt like pressure or something on my head,” speaking of the strange force which glued her to the escalator-walk contrivance, “My head was hurting and heavy from it, whatever it was… I COULD HAVE BEEN INSIDE THE EARTH… SOMEHOW I BELIEVE WE WERE IN THE CENTER OF THE EARTH.” She retraced with the two alien kidnappers the way back through the greenish cavern where the mist-covered sea was located, “the sea was off to the side, and there was mist, and then it had that narrow land and it did finally go onto some kind of surface and was going up… It (the underground sea) seemed very dark, but it was green–very, very dark. It was choppy. After it had cleared, it looked smooth, sort of smooth glass… I’m going back on that thing (the track), and, ah, I’m stopping…” The two creatures retraced their original path via the ‘black’ track they had traveled on earlier. Betty began speculating out loud concerning the heaviness that she felt in her legs. It seemed as if the force that kept Betty glued to a position just above the track was also responsible for causing her severe physical discomfort.
“I think maybe why my feet are like that–I must be, uh, glued to that thing, because there are no railings and there’s nothing holding me in. And I’m just gliding along that thing, and it’s not very wide… And that green and blue-colored atmosphere, it’s just beautiful (the underground land was very beautiful in some parts, but the alien creatures themselves which had apparently taken control of these areas at some time in the past were described by Betty as being frightening-looking)… The green atmosphere was the sky, and then it was also blue… and green and blue were mixed. It was bright, bright green–emerald green–and then it was like blue… I don’t remember any shadows.” She also claimed to have seen some crystalline structures, as well as the pyramid structure once again, “there’s that pyramid again. Ah, it has the white on the edges. And that (sculptured) head and those bridges, or something or other. I don’t know. There was–uh, there was water that was very choppy when I was going, like a big sea. There was land, but it was, if you call it a horizon, it was like there was mist all around… I saw the color of the–fish, bird fish… Off to the side there is some kind of–something like a city or something. I don’t know what it is. It is too different than I’ve ever seen before. I just can’t explain it… And we are still going through that red atmosphere. We’re coming to the circle again. And it’s like a mirror. We’re going through something like a mirror.” In an instant, they were plunged into darkness. Once again, Betty glided along the dark rock-hewn tunnel, “And we are going along this dark tunnel and, uh, we’re just gliding along. And just keep going and going and going, it seems like. We are in there a long time, it feels like… They (the aliens) have powers. THEY CAN MAKE YOU THINK ONE THING AND YET MEAN ANOTHER. I DON’T LIKE THEM CONTROLLING MY WORDS!” Betty said during one “regressive hypnosis” session DURING WHICH time an alien force began taking control of her mind and spoke through her in a mechanical voice. During this session she said: “They have powers. They can control the wind, the water and even lightning… They are (using me), and I don’t know how they’re doing it… They travel freely. They travel freely throughout the whole earth.” When she was asked by one therapist if they traveled INSIDE the earth, Betty replied, “Since the beginning of time… some come from realms where you cannot see their hiding place. Some come from the very earth… there is a place on this very earth that you don’t know of.” In ‘THE ANDREASSON AFFAIR, PHASE II’ (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ., 1982., 278 pp. ch. 6-8) Mr. Fowler reveals even more connections between Betty Andreasson’s abduction by the “Gray” manipulators and a subterranean cavern region. Apparently, as in the case of many abductees, she was being manipulated by the creatures since a young age. One encounter took place at the age of 12 with a small hominoid creature which emerged from a hole in a mountain near Westminster, England. During another abduction experience later in her life she was allegedly taken to huge caverns in which she saw a crystal “museum” or computer containing records of past events, etc., as well as underground mountains, valleys and enormous “icicles”. Janice Goad, in an article titled ‘CAVE LEGENDS OF THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS’ (which appeared in the TECH TROGLODYTE, a National Speleological Society affiliate, Vol. 12, No. 2 issue), revealed several accounts of strange caves and unusual stories surrounding them. Among these accounts are those concerning “Devil’s Slide Cave,” six miles southwest of Tazewell, VA., and “Stoven’s Cave” in Kentucky. From both these caves strange, unusual sounds have been heard to emerge. Walley George, in his article, ‘PILGRIMAGE TO THE DEVIL’ (FATE Magazine., Aug. 1957., pp. 38-52) tells of a cave in a mountain 5 miles south of Ojinago, Mexico, which is believed to be the home of “devils”. According to the account, many “witches” who have fallen under the control of these creatures make regular pilgrimages to the site. Virgil T. Godwin, in his book ‘BIZARRE SHAVER’ (Published by the author., Salem, OR 1982) tells of Mr. Godwin’s contacts with a subterranean race, his experience with “UFO’s”, etc. The author, of gypsy background, allegedly had connections with UFO occupants, Sasquatch, etc., since he was a child, and has allegedly taken 1000’s of photographs of their aerial craft, and has appeared on talk shows and has claimed continuous contact with the UFO occupants. The occupants are said to be a race of about 8 foot tall humans who live in tunnels and underground cities centered below Lincoln County, Oregon., with at least one (probably more) connected subterranean colonies beneath other parts of the Western Hemisphere, one of these being within certain caves in or near a canyon in the central region of Baja, California. They claim to be technically advanced, and warn of their ability to help defend North America in the event it is invaded by a foreign government (and/or by other-planetary entities also?). This underground race allegedly has ties and backgrounds that are connected to old Amerindian civilizations. They are able to speak English, but their dialect is that of ‘American Indian’. Vaughn M. Greene, in a letter which appeared in issue No. 14 of Richard Toronto’s SHAVERTRON letter-zine, spoke of a possible ‘entrance’ to cavern systems near the bottom of the elevator landing in the Hoover dam near Las Vegas, which holds back Lake Mead. Early construction workers allegedly broke into (and probably re-sealed) large caverns while blasting out the cliffs near the base of the dam. In the lower elevator landing, according to Mr. Greene, there was a “wild tile inlay on the floor, with signs of the zodiac and all sorts of stuff suggesting an entrance.” He suggests a possible connection between this and the caverns which the workers broke into. Could this tie-in with accounts given by others that an underground base exists beneath Page, Arizona connecting the S-4 underground base in Nevada and the Dulce underground base in New Mexico via tube-line? (the Glen Canyon – Lake Powell Hydroelectric dam in Page ‘might’ provide a power source for such an underground installation) This is however only supposition, however Navaho dam is alleged to supply some power to the upper human-occupied levels of the Dulce Base, which may suggest that similar bases are at least partially powered by hydroelectric dams. An early issue of the ‘Shaver Mystery Magazine’ gave an account of two boys who uncovered a ‘thermal bore’ in a cave near Pittsburgh, PA. Their dog ran into the tunnel, a few minutes following which they ‘heard’ a deep, low vibrating sound whereupon the dog in absolute terror darted up from the tunnel, scratched it way past the boys and was later found shivering at home. The cave was subsequently covered up by a road crew. Howard F. Griffin, in a letter which appeared in the ‘SHAVER MYSTERY MAGAZINE’, Vol. 1., No. 2., 1947, p. 35., told of vast caverns within the interior of Pike’s Peak in Colorado, as evidenced by occasional sounds of subterranean ‘rock-falls’ which have been heard to emanate from the bowels of the mountain. Other sources have confirmed this phenomena also. Paxson C. Hayes, in writings of his which appeared in early issues of BSRF’s (Borderland Sciences Research Foundation’s) publication ‘ROUND ROBIN,’ referred to the discovery which he claimed to have made of the mummified remains of a race of 7-ft. tall humans who lived in huge caverns 9,000 feet below the surface of North America. The Vol. 2, No. 1 issue of THE HOLLOW HASSLE Newsletter (formerly published by Tal and Mary LeVesque), told of the discovery of a mysterious stone staircase leading to a network of underground caverns beneath the Caribbean island of Bonaire. Charles Hillinger, in his article, ‘AN UNDERGROUND CATHEDRAL’ (Los Angeles Times., Mar. 2., 1975) describes a mysterious maze of underground tunnels and rooms discovered beneath the surface of Eureka, Nevada. Dana Howard, in her book, ‘VESTA, THE EARTHBORN VENUSIAN’ (Essene Press., Corpus Christi, TX. 1950), includes a chapter which tells of a remnant of an ancient civilization still in existence underground, within one of the mountain ranges adjacent to the Imperial Valley area of California. The I.N.F.O. JOURNAL (Published by the Inter-National Fortean Organization., Arlington, VA), Vol. 2., No. 2, p.7., relates “Prof. Hapgood’s” discovery of a stone staircase leading down into the earth at Acambaro in central Mexico, now filled with hard-packed volcanic material. The conclusions are that the stairway is very ancient and must lead somewhere! The site is located on the “Mizquiz” property. John A. Keel, on p. 145 of his book ‘THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES’ (Signet Books., N.Y., 1975.), states: “An engineer Rex Ball swears he came upon a mysterious underground installation in Georgia in 1940, manned by small Oriental-looking men in coveralls and a few American military officers. When he was caught in the tunnels, one of the officers issued the curt command, ‘Make him look like a nut!’ He woke up in a field, uncertain whether his experience had been real or a dream. That seems to be the battle cry of the phenomena. ‘Make him look like a nut!'” And on p. 192 of the same book: “…A man on Long Island (informed Keel that he) was frantically making preparations for the big evacuation. He even traveled to a secret underground flying saucer base, in a black Cadillac with a dashboard festooned with flashing colored lights, where he participated in a ‘dry run.’ Other normal human beings were present, he said, and manned various kinds of equipment to communicate with the rescue spaceships somewhere overhead. ‘Funny thing, John,’ he mused, ‘all the equipment was manufactured by Western Electric, Hallicrafters, and other U.S. companies.'” David Klein, in an article titled ‘AMATEUR EXPLORER DISCOVERS VAST CAVERN SYSTEM CONTAINING UNDERGROUND RIVER OF GOLD’ (NATIONAL ENQUIRER., Feb. 4., 1973 pp. 16-17), related the discovery of a strange cavern system located some 300 miles northwest of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Within the cavern-system there were allegedly large amounts of gold, huge unidentifiable human or Sasquatch-like footprints, white-albino frogs and perfectly round stones and underground rivers. These findings, according to the article, were immediately suppressed by the Canadian government soon after they were discovered. Tal LeVesque, in an article titled ‘UNDERGROUND UFO BASE SUSPECTED BY OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON’, which appeared in the Vol. 2., No. 2., issue of THE HOLLOW HASSLE, described a suspected UFO Base which is believed by some to lie under the Yakima Indian Reservation southeast of Tacoma, Washington. Abraham Mansfield of ‘The Lemurian Foundation – Mt. Shasta’ located in Redding, California, published a book in 1970 called ‘THE GOLDEN GODDESS OF THE LEMURIANS.’ The book is based on the author’s alleged contacts with native tribesmen in the area who revealed to him the secret of the ancient ‘Lemurian’ treasure caves in the area, allegedly containing gold and treasure from the ancient lost civilization. Chapter One of the volume gives the account of a men who was allegedly led into the bowels of Mt. Shasta and into a subterranean city and gardens producing gigantic vegetables, a mile or so under the surface of the mountain. This seems to confirm what has been written by others concerning an apparent ante-deluvian city, long since re- established and occupied by a “tall, blond race” of humans who are able to travel to other planetary bodies via crystalectromagnetic, mercury, ion and tachyon propelled craft. Their central or capital city is allegedly called “Telos” and lies about a mile under Mt. Shasta, and is said to contain vast underground hydroponic gardens. The ‘MILWAUKEE JOURNAL’, Feb. 18, 1983., printed an article titled, ‘MANY CAVE DWELLINGS IN CHINA’. The article referred to 4 million Chinese people who are said to live in cavern dwellings, according to THE PEOPLE’S DAILY, a Chinese Newspaper. There are hundreds of miles of inhabited, artificially constructed “national defense” tunnels and chambers beneath Peking alone. Charles A. Marcoux published in 1981 a book called ‘THE HIDDEN CITY OF CHIHUATLAN’. It described an account of a sealed cave in a certain canyon near old Sonora, Mexico, which is said to lead to the ancient Aztec underworld, or ‘The Hidden City of Chihuatlan.’ Marcoux also referred to an entrance to a tunnel in the Franklin Mts. near El Paso, Texas., and an unexplored cave with large stone steps leading deep into the earth near El Moro National Monument northeast of Pie Town, New Mexico. In connection with the possible Aztec “underworld”, one source some years ago wrote a manuscript in which he hypothesized that the legendary “Seven Caves” of Aztec tradition might lie beneath mountains adjacent to the “Salton Sea” of southern California. Certain persons have allegedly heard subterranean “rock slides” within mountain in this area. In relation to Abraham Mansfield’s account mentioned earlier, another man has written a book titled ‘LEMURIA – FACT OR FICTION?’ The author, Robert Maxwell, claims to have been taken into the inner colony of Mt. Shasta and shown by one of it’s inhabitants the city and ancient domain which was once inhabited by a lost race. Clair Millet, in his article ‘LEGEND OF THE TUARTUMS – OF THE VALLEY OF THE SUN’ (2-part article appearing in the Spring and Summer 1981 issues of the ‘New Atlantean Journal’), tells of the legend of a race of ‘little people’ or ‘Tuar-Tums,’ who allegedly live below the Salt River Valley, or Valley of the Sun, in Arizona. Other sources, incidentally, claim that ‘little men’ have been seen on top of ridges in the nearby Superstition Mts. area, as if they were guarding something (an entrance to an underground system perhaps?). The book ‘THE LIFE OF THE CAVE’, by Mohr and Paulson (1966), gives evidence of extended animal migration underground beneath the central-eastern U.S., indicated by troglodytes (animal) found in widely separated caves which are identical with each other, indicating past inter-connections which have become blocked. These caverns are found from time to time during deep drilling operations. An article in the Feb. 19, 1976 issue of the ‘HOUSTON POST’, titled ‘MOUNTAIN CAVE HAS MYSTERY, MAYBE MONSTER’, tells of the discovery by scientists of a cave, “the oldest in the world… with smooth vaulted roofs and level floors,” (i.e. artificial) located inside Mt. Autana in the Orinoco jungle, 400 miles south of Caracas, Venezuela, and believed by locals to be the home of a giant human being(s). The Summer, 1980 issue of the ‘NEW ATLANTEAN JOURNAL’, p. 48, relates the account of a Mexican by the name of Jose Carmen Garcia, who claims to have met a man who was taken into a subterranean city or tunnels inhabited by tall, fair humans. The beings claimed to be ‘extraterrestrials’ (could they have been native terrans with interplanetary capabilities as many ‘hidden’ societies apparently are?), and were encountered beneath an ancient volcano near Irapuato, Mexico. The man who encountered the beings was given a “formula” for growing gigantic vegetables. The man gave the formula to Mr. Garcia, who in turn presented it to the Rosicrucian Order in California. In the article there appeared photographs of giant cabbages grown by Garcia. Could this account have something to do with the Mt. Shasta scenario? Note: Both places are “extinct” or dormant ancient volcanoes; both involve “giant” vegetables grown by the inhabitants; both subterranean groups are “tall”; both are “fair” (blond?); and incidentally the Rosicrucians have somehow been tied to or interested in both places as we can see, even if this connection is peripheral and does not involve actual contact with the inhabitants. The September 29. 1981, issue of the ‘NEW YORK TIMES’ (p. 3) reported on Russian drilling experiments which have been conducted at the Kola Peninsula and at Saatly in Azerbaijan, resulting in two unexpected findings. These included the discovery of traces of biological activity of fossil microorganisms at 22,000 ft., and a dramatic increase in temperature at 33,000 ft., instead of a dropping temperature that was expected. A Mr. John Hall of Utah alleged that several years ago a farmer near Alpine, Utah requested help from some locals to move a large boulder in the midst of a field. They were surprised upon moving it to find an ‘staircase’ or tunnel that led deep underground. They followed this until they came face to face with a huge snake or serpent that seemed to be ‘guarding’ the lower entrance, whereupon they fled to the surface terrified and set the boulder back over the opening. The ‘NORWOOD REVIEW OF ENGLAND’., May 12, 1884 issue, summarizes the surprising discovery of a warm country in the north by Arctic explorers. If warm land exists there, then conceivably lost civilizations might as well. Quoting from the article, “We do not admit that there is ice up to the pole – once inside THE GREAT ICE BARRIER, a new world breaks upon the explorer, the climate is mild like that of England, and afterward, balmy as the Greek Isles.” David Perkins, in a letter of his which appeared in the Vol. 1, No. 1 issue of ‘THE HOLLOW HASSLE’, told of a strange “breathing well” that drillers had broken into 17 miles east of Walsenberg, CO. Other strange occurrences had been found on the ranch or farm where the well was located, including unexplained cattle mutilations. Representatives from the Colorado School of Mines came out to investigate the well, which seemed to “breath” in and out with the rising and falling of the tides, and they excitedly suggested that a tunnel lay below which may have connected with a similar tunnel which the Colorado School of Mines had tracked from the Gulf of Mexico and as far as Oklahoma. In ‘possible’ connection to this, one source alleged that an “alternative 002” type of underground “city” maintained by a secret society, can be entered via a “lodge” in the Uncompagre Mts., also in southwest Colorado. Also, a large “Masonic Park” exists in this same area (any connection?). W. B. Seabrook, in his book ‘ADVENTURES IN ARABIA’ (ch. 15) refers to the secret caverns under the temple-shrine at Sheik-Adi on Mt. Lalesh, near Baadri, Arabia. It is believed to have a subterranean river, this being confirmed by the author, which the Yezidee devil worshippers of the area allege connects with the spring of Zem Zem in Mecca, flowing beneath the entire desert country. Wayne D. Simpson, in a letter which appeared in the Vol. 1, No. 2 issue of ‘THE SHAVER MYSTERY MAGAZINE’ (pp. 28-29) tells of his own personal knowledge of the “Spillman Manuscript,” written by one C. J. Spillman of Phoenix, Arizona. In 1912 the author of the manuscript and others allegedly discovered an entrance to a cave or tunnel beneath some ancient surface ruins near San Simon, Bolivia. The group allegedly followed the passage to a great depth until emerging into an enormous cavern in which they encountered several identical-looking (cloned?) 8-foot tall human-appearing beings who approached them from a distant “city”. These beings alleged that they were connected with other- planetary civilizations, although they lived in an underground city which seemed to have been there for some time. The present whereabouts of the manuscript is unknown. The April 6, 1982 issue of ‘WEEKLY WORLD NEWS’ carried an article titled, “SOVIET TESTS REVEAL THE 55-HOUR DAY!” The article records the strange discoveries of Russian speleologists- scientists who spend 71 days in one of the world’s deepest known caverns, located in the Abkhazia Mountains in the Soviet Union (i.e. or rather the former Soviet Union). After entering 8 miles into the cave, scientists reported increased vitality, less fatigue, and a natural change from normal 24-hour working- sleeping cycles to a 55-hour cycle. Martha G. Stark, in a letter to “inner earth” researchers, told of an entrance to “Pelleur’s Kingdom” near Carlsbad, New Mexico. She did not explain just where she came across this information. Carlsbad Caverns are located in the Guadellupe mountain range of southeastern New Mexico and northwestern Texas. Aside from the unusual tunnel containing the “smooth marble wall” mentioned earlier in this file, which was allegedly found near the Guadellupe’s, other strange paraspeleological phenomena have been described in connection with this area as well. For instance in the 1800’s, according to Toronto’s ‘SHAVERTRON’ newsletter, some trappers claimed to have followed a cavern in the Guadellupe’s deep underground where they were able to witness from a hidden position a procession of hooded dark-robed figures performing some type of strange ceremony. It was not established whether the ‘beings’ were sauroid or human. In the Spring of 1992 the television program ‘CODE-3’ covered the remarkable rescue of a woman–a speleologist who had broken her leg while helping to map the system–from the Lechuguilla cavern-network adjacent to Carlsbad. Ever since the entrance to Lechuguilla was found less than a dozen years previous to the accident it quickly became “the” cave for veteran speleologists and spelunkers in the United States, if not the world, to focus their attention on. In these few years it has established itself as the deepest “officially recognized” cavern in the United States at over 1,565 feet in depth and over 55 miles long with no end in sight! In addition to this, John Lear, Thomas C. and other have identified “Carlsbad, New Mexico” as being the general location of an “underground base” connecting the gigantic subterranean network which converges below Dulce, New Mexico. Lt. Col. Wendelle C. Stevens, in his book, “UFO – CONTACT FROM THE PLEIADES, A PRELIMINARY REPORT” (UFO Photo Archives., Tucson, AZ 1982., p. 79) reports on the alleged sixth face-to- face contact between Eduard ‘Billy’ Meier and the ‘Pleiadean’ Semjase. He was told of strange people, unknown to us, who live in the interior of mountains and cave’s beneath the earth’s surface. They are of various types, some with bluish skin, and others who often come to the surface and blend with surface inhabitants, unknown to their true origin. Cecil Michael, in his book ‘ROUND TRIP TO HELL IN A FLYING SAUCER’ (formerly published by Saucerian Press, later known as Gray Barker Books and still later as the Gray Barker Archives – (304) 624-6512), tells of a UFO encounter of a different sort. Aside from the almost exclusive physical nature of encounters with human occupants, and the often para-physical nature of contacts with the saurians, Mr. Michael claims to have encountered the ‘Infernals’, entities that make up the third classification of UFO occupants – exclusively supernatural beings, or rather fallen light beings or angels. He tells how he was visited by strange “dead looking” men that materialized in his shop one day, which offered to take him on a trip in their “flying saucer”. He responded that he would never physically go with them, at which point they made it known that the “physical” aspect was not necessary. Sometime later, he claimed, he was ‘astrally’ abducted by the entities, his spirit form being separated from his physical and soul forms, and taken into a saucer-shaped object apparently constructed from some type of etheric matter yet which was empty and absent of any mechanical parts and in fact was allegedly operated by the ‘psychic energy’ of the beings. From here he was allegedly taken to a realm of tormented souls deep, deep beneath the earth where he saw the souls of discarnate men and women being cast by the beings into an icy sea, after which the tormented souls drifted away into oblivion. Mr. Michael claimed that the creatures looked humanoid yet were not at all human. Raymond A. Fowler, in ‘THE ANDREASSON AFFAIR’, pp. 202-203, gave his own interpretation of the intentions of the non-human entities who abducted Betty Andreasson to their underworld abode. In reference to a supposed “religious experience” she had during which she thought she observed a huge phoenix-like bird consumed by fire and then rise again from it’s own ashes, a theme which is tied in with ancient Egyptian lore, Mr. Fowler stated: “…it seems to be the purpose of her travel through the red and green spaces. In reality, the… phenomena may be a combination of advanced technology and theology. A slightly more sinister possibility suggests itself, of course. When researching the life-style of primitive peoples, modern-day anthropologists are careful to respect the beliefs of local tribes, sometimes going so far as to let themselves be ‘initiated’ into their secret societies. It did occur to the investigator that Quazgaa (the alien-gray commander involved in orchestrating the abduction of Mrs. Andreasson) may have paid lip service to Betty’s religious convictions SIMPLY IN ORDER TO ENSURE HER COMPLIANCE. Again and again, Betty had been about to RESIST the entities’ requests, but invariably acquiesced when she was assured (however obliquely) that her abductors were, indeed, on the side of the angels (there are, however, two classifications of ‘angels’ – the fallen and the unfallen variety – Branton). AND YET MUCH OF WHAT THESE BEINGS MADE BETTY UNDERGO (particularly her examination ordeal) HARDLY SEEMS IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTIAN CHARITY. Indeed, the hypothesis makes a bit more sense of the baffling phoenix episode. Betty assured us that Quazgaa and his associates’ sense of time was far different from ours; and the phoenix was apparently a meaningful symbol to members of the early Christian Church. Supposing that these entities went out of their way to stage-manage a religious experience as a ‘reward’ for Betty, it’s not inconceivable that they might have picked a symbol that was obsolete by some 1,500 years!” In his book ‘THE GOLD OF THE GODS’, Erich von Danniken relates some interesting thoughts concerning an ancient tunnel system that had been discovered below the mountains and jungles of Ecuador which allegedly consist of straight ‘glazed’ tunnels with intermittent ‘air shafts’ that stretch for hundreds of miles. Although he has come under criticism from many researchers for his tendency to embellish certain accounts, and twist archeological and historical facts in an attempt to support his own pet theories, some of his research is nevertheless interesting and reliable enough to include here. On pp. 59-60 of this particular work, he stated: “…I can refute the objection that the tunnel-builders must have ‘betrayed’ themselves by the enormous quantities of debris excavated while making the tunnels. As I credit them with an advanced technology, they were presumably equipped with a THERMAL DRILL of the kind described in DER SPIEGAL for 3 April, 1972, which reported it as the latest discovery. The scientists of the U.S. Laboratory for Atomic Research at Los Alamos spent a year and a half developing the thermal drill. It has nothing in common with ordinary drills. The tip of the drill is made of wolfram and heated by a graphite heating element. There is no longer any waste material from the hole being drilled. The thermal drill melts the rock through which it bores and presses it against the walls, where it cools down. As DER SPIEGAL related, the first test-model bored almost soundlessly through blocks of stone 12 ft. thick. At Los Alamos they are now planning the construction of a thermal drill that is powered by a mini atomic reactor and eats into the earth like a mole, in the form of an armored vehicle. This drill is intended to pierce the earth’s crust, which is about 25 miles thick (in some places – Branton), and take samples of the molten magma that lies underneath it…” An analysis of UFO occupant reports prepared for the Center for UFO Studies (AN ANALYSIS OF THE FALL 1973 UFO/HUMANOID WAVE, by Dave Webb. Center for UFO Studies., Evanston, ILL 1976. p. 52) states that twenty-seven “dwarf” cases were reported to CUFOS in 1973. One such case allegedly involved another family’s CE- III on October 16, 1973, at Lehi, Utah. Using hypnosis, Dr. James Harder, consultant for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO), elicited from one of the witnesses the following description: The beings were slightly over four feet tall, very thin, with large slanted eyes. Their arms were long and their hands GLOVED and CLAWLIKE, with a diminutive thumb. They were wearing what appeared to be glowing clothing with Sam Brown-like belts! Although this particular ‘File’ is reserved for reports of subsurface phenomena, we will not exclude these to planet earth alone. There is much evidence that the underground regions of other planets, or possibly even the moons of this and other planets, may play a part in the “Grand Scenario”. Frank Edwards, in his ‘STRANGE WORLD’ (Lyle Stuart Co., N.Y. 1964. pp. 329- 330) gives the following revelations under the heading, “THE MYSTERIOUS MOONS OF MARS”:
“Now that man has tools which will enable him to obtain detailed information by near approaches to Mars, we may expect, within the next few years, to learn whether Mars is inhabited by intelligent beings, and, if so, what they look like and how they live. Among the factors which have focused so much of our time and talent on Mars are the two tiny satellites which orbit the planet–where–prior to 1877–no satellites had ever been seen before (In other words, about the time the canals of Mars were mysteriously starting to “disappear”, new satellites began appearing on the scene – Branton). The famous astronomers Herschel and Lasselle had excellent telescopes at their disposal–so good that they used them to DISCOVER THE MOONS OF URANUS. Yet neither these men, nor hundreds of other astronomers who observed the planets, were able to see any satellites around Mars. Then in one week in 1877, Asaph Hall found that Mars had two satellites where none had been seen before. Furthermore, he found that the satellites were tiny but bright…brighter than the planet itself…as though they were made of some material other than that of Mars. It is also worth noting that not only do these two Martian satellites sweep around the planet at a very high speed but they travel in different directions…factors which had led to the suspicion that they are artificial. This is the theory advanced by Soviet astronomer I. S. Schklovsky, who points out that the Martian satellite known as Phobos exhibits a strange acceleration in its orbit, an irregularity which would be expected if the satellite were in reality a huge metal sphere that was hollow. The same difference in speed, however, would be impossible for a natural astronomical body. Therefore, says Dr. Schklovsky, at least one of the moons of Mars IS NOT A NATURAL OBJECT, but an artificial satellite placed in orbit around the ‘red’ planet in 1877, or shortly before that time. When we stop to think of the discovery of the Martian moons in 1877–and of the mass of phenomena noted on our moon between 1879 and 1889–the conviction develops that if we discover life on Mars…we may also discover that we are merely returning a visit.” An article in the Dec. 1, 1968 issue of THE PEOPLE (British), titled “Something Quare Down The Tunnel!”, reported on a strange, dark, 7 ft. tall creature which was briefly seen by workers during the construction of London’s New Victoria tube line. The MELBOURNE SUN (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), August 25, 1954 issue, carried an article titled “THE NEW SATELLITES”, which stated: “Two meteors (asteroids?) had become satellites of the earth and WERE REVOLVING WITH IT 400 to 600 miles out in space, the latest issue of the American Magazine ‘AVIATION WEEK’ said yesterday. The magazine said that the discovery of the satellites threw the air force into confusion this summer. Alarm over the sightings ended only after they had been identified as natural rather than manmade.” Another possibility may be that they were both ‘engineered’ natural objects such as hollowed-out asteroids taken from the asteroid belt. The simultaneous arrival of two large asteroids, combined with the fact that both took up a geo-synchronous (synchronized with the revolving of the earth and positioned always over a particular geographical location) orbit, would be an incredible coincidence indeed. In ‘THE KATHA SARIT SAGARA (THE OCEAN OF STORY)’, edited by Bhatta Somadeva., New Delhi, India., 1968., this Ten Volume collection of ancient East Indian lore gives a description of the 7-leveled underworld of ‘Patala’, which is the traditional abode of the Nagas, or the Serpent Race. Vol. 6, pp. 108-112, gives a legend concer