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Review: Dulce Base The Truth and Evidence from the Case Files of Gabe Valdez, by Greg Valdez

Posted in reviews with tags , , , on January 28, 2014 by fknoop24

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20131020_TDT_L_UFO_1021_p1_300If your looking for a sensational book about super-secret bases that contain strange alien experiments and battles involving aliens and the military, then look elsewhere.  However if your looking for a an account of the events surrounding Dulce New Mexico in the 70’s and 80’s based on police reports and scientific evidence then this is the book for you.  The book is written by Greg Valdez and it follows the adventures of his farther, Gabe who at the time of all the Dulce craziness was the state police chief for the Dulce area.

The book starts off with Gabe’s investigation into strange cattle mutilations around the area.  More and more pile up and Gabe and a team of rancher’s, police and a scientist or two chase strange objects around in the night and perform experiments on the cattle to help determine what exactly what was going (the results may surprise you).  I personally enjoy the part where Mr. Valdez and a few police from the local reservation where chasing an odd bright object in the night sky.  The object seemed to be guessing their every move, almost as if  it was tapping into their radio chatter.  Because of this they decide to start speaking in their local Native American language and it seems to do the trick.  They were able to corner the thing but it still ended up slipping away.

Of course there’s more to the whole Dulce saga then some dead cattle and strange lights.  Enter Paul Bennewitz, Paul started poking around Dulce in the early 1980’s and his story has a book all it’s own (it’s called Project Beta by Greg Bishop, can you guess what my next review may be?). Paul quickly befriended Gabe Valdez and pointed out some fascinating things, sadly about 20% or so was complete disinformation fed to Bennewitz to lead him astray.  Greg states that if you take everything Bennewitz said and leave out anything that has anything to do with aliens then his info seems to be spot on.  Even though Paul’s life and mind were ruined because of what the massive disinformation campaign that was waged against him we were finding out now that he may not have been as crazy as he was made out to be.

These two subjects make up the meat of the book, most of the information on the base comes from Paul Bennewitz and blossoms from there.

What I like about Greg’s approach to the material is he didn’t have any preconceived notions about where it would leads (a problem with a lot of paranormal books).  He analysis his father’s notes, police reports, documents and other information and lets it take him where it takes him.  He didn’t twist and bend the facts to fit into some tale the he decided before hand was the truth.  I won’t get to much into it (if you want to know read the book) but it is not a crazy story about aliens battles and human experiments underground.  The conclusion he comes to is very down to earth but still very interesting and enjoyable.  This books also has a companion website which expands on the information with some of  documentation and photos, which is a great idea and a great way to fall further down the rabbit hole.  The book can be a bit dry at times (Greg will even forewarn you of  that a couple of times) and a couple of the chapters are very long.  It’s also easy to tell the Greg is not a writer, however that was not the point.  He  just wanted to get the information out there, he’s not out to make money and he’s not out to make a career of writing and I’m fine with that it was still a great read.  I did notice that  some of the information he stated in the book that would be featured on the website has not (at least when I was reading it) was not featured not the website.

Even though the book is not perfect it still contains so much great info on the Dulce story, and it’s all from actual documents and evidence, if Greg didn’t have something to back it up he didn’t put in in the book.  I definitely recommend this book, even though it can get technical at times you’ll breeze through and find yourself saying, “That makes a lot of sense” at the books end.  The website is a great resource even on it’s own without the book, but to get the most out of the two you really should read the book and give the website a visit.

Buy the book here

Visit the book’s companion website here

The Paranormal: Do Some Really Want Answers?

Posted in write up's on January 14, 2014 by fknoop24

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I want to start off by talking about a little show called Twin Peaks.  For those who have never heard of the show (shame on you) it was an hour long show that ran for two seasons in 1990 and ’91.  It was created about by film maker and director David Lynch.  It was about the murder of a high school girl, Laura Palmer who live in a small yet strange town.  Why do I bring up this odd yet wonderful show?  Because even though this show was barley on T.V. and was on over twenty years ago it still has a devout fan base (I’m one of them).   The fandom of the show has lasted this long because of all the loose ends and mysteries the show left behind.  Who was Bob? What was the Red Room?  Will the gum the Agent Cooper likes really come back in style next year (it’ll be 25 years)?    These are just a few of those questions that have yet to be answered.  It’s those questions that keep people coming back and have for the past 24 years.  However, what would happen if Lynch decided to make a movie or a new series to explain everything.  We’ll then that’s it, all the fun is over, nothing more to dwell on, nothing more to argue with friends over.

That in a nut shell is what I feel a lot of people in the paranormal also think.  Do all these Bigfoot hunters really want to find Bigfoot?  Let’s say, for the sake of argument that Rick Dyer’s Bigfoot turns out to be the real thing and,  all it is is a highly endangered species of ape.  All of those books and TV shows and blogs would be gone.  It would take all the fun out of it wouldn’t it?  It seems to me that a lot of people especially in the UFO and Bigfoot communities just want to keep falling down the rabbit hole.  Other people might say it’s not just the fun of a good mystery, it’s the promise of books, TV shows, and money prolonging the real journey to finding answers.  After-all the money’s in the medicine not the cure.  I’m not sure I really by into that, every podcast I listen too all I every hear is how the guest never makes to much money from his books or lectures.  No I think unless you land a show (or your David Icke) your not getting rich off the paranormal.

I for one do love a mystery and will tumble down rabbit holes all night long.  That being said I also enjoy seeing all the loose ends tied up, the solving of a puzzle is the climax to the novel, it’s the release.  Why not solve the mysteries so that we can move on to new ones?  If the Orang Pendek turns out to just be a new monkey, or if our government really does have a few Alien bodies under Wright-Patterson Air Force Base I’d be ok with that.

Yet Another Bigfoot Body?

Posted in write up's with tags , on January 9, 2014 by fknoop24

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So Rick Dyer finally got himself a real honest to god Bigfoot carcass… maybe.  If the name Rick Dyer sounds familiar to you there’s a reason for that.  Dyer is the guy (along with Tom Biscardi) who claimed to have had a dead Bigfoot in a freezer back in 2008.  Long story short it wasn’t a Bigfoot, it was an ape costume filled animal guts.  Dyer admitted to the hoax when he was found out, however he later said that men from the government came took the body and said to tell everyone it was hoax because it was a matter of national security (allegedly).   

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Now years later Rick is back with another alleged Bigfoot body, this one has a name “Hank”.  Dyer now claims he shot this creature back in september of 2012.  He offered up now real evidence in the form of some (you guessed it) blurry video.  Now Dyer has released pictures of the body (now preserved by taxidermy) to the public.

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As you can see the “body” doesn’t seem to be very consistent.  I can chalk the differences in the flesh tone up to lighting but fur really does seem to be different shades from picture to picture.  If you take a look at the video we see a few seconds of Dyer’s Bigfoot footage.  The creature in the video is supposed to be the one he shot then it doesn’t look that same at all.  The Bigfoot in the still pictures show a very hairy head with fur and heir covering most of the top of the head.  The Bigfoot in the video appears to have a much more of a forehead and the head the almost comes to a point.  I’m just no buying this, Dyer has just cried wolf too many times and quite frankly the gut filled ape suit looked more realistic then this newest… what ever the hell this thing is.  He says that he’s had it examined and the evidence is all there, but we’ve yet to see any of it.  My biggest question is why would wait a year and half and have the thing stuffed to show it?  If I had undeniable proof of Bigfoot i.e a big dead body I would driving straight form the woods to the nearest TV news station before the thing got cold.  Perhaps he’s worried the government would be back to once again steal his trophy?  I argue that the longer you hold onto the more risk you run getting it confiscated again(allegedly).  I say get it out there before anyone can do anything about it.  No I just can’t put much stock into it and I don’t think I’m alone.  If this does turn about to real then I’ll eat my hat and be as ecstatic as everyone else, also if it is real man does Bigfoot look stupid.

Sources:

http://www.ksat.com/news/bigfoot-hunter-shares-pictures-of-dead-creature/-/478452/23743310/-/23q274/-/index.html

http://bigfoottrackernews.blogspot.com

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/01/11-01-mu-podcast/

Let’s Give this One More Try…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 9, 2014 by fknoop24

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I’M BACK!

So I’be been gone for awhile.  Why simply because as time went on the blog got pushed back to the very back burner and after a while I just sort of forgot about it.  However I have decided to take up the mantel once again and see what comes of it.

So, first order of business I had to setup a new email address because I can’t log into the old one.  If you wish to email me you can do so at theparaviewmail@gmail.com.  Second order of business, look for news this weekend and a story about what I think about all this new Bigfoot business.