CR: P. Dennett
by Preston E. Dennett
In 1988, I wrote a Messenger article UFOS OVER TOPANGA, which told four accounts about Topanga residents who had seen UFOs. That was the beginning.
Then, on the evening of June 14, 1992, the Malibu/Last Hills Sheriff's station received four calls reporting UFOs over Topanga. One call came from a couple who stated that bright object lit up their bedroom. Three other calls came from people who were driving through the canyon. Two of the callers said they were chased down the boulevard by UFOs. One of the callers reported that their car was lifted up.
The office of the MESSENGER also received calls, and the results were written up in the July 2, 1992 edition. "The Sixth Encounter: They Came One More." This prompted more witnesses to step forth, and since then, I have been conducting an ongoing investigation of UFOs over Topanga. I was albe to find several other witnesses to the June 1992 incident, and to my surprise, the sightings have continued. It was as if Topanga was experiencinbg some type of wave of UFO activity. Topanga residents continued to report seeing all kinds of UFOs, from star-like lights that dart at right angles to disk-shaped metallic craft that swoop silently through the canyon.
The activity continued unabated all through 1993, I kept expecting the reports to slow down, but the year 1994 proved to be as active as ever, with at least seven solid cases.
This case comes from UFO investigator Don Waklop. On the night before the January, 17 Northridge quake, at around
9:30 pm, Marcellina and heer roomate Mike (not their real names) were driving by the Top O' Topanga, to their home at the trailer park. at that point, they saw an object floating over Henry Ridge, over the water tanks.
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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The meaning of crop circles and the
importance of coming to grips with flying saucer abductions were on
the agenda at the Soviet-American UFO/E.T. Symposium.
Undaunted by the scorn of the scientific community or the
rejection of the U.S. government, hundreds showed up for the
conference on unidentified flying objects and extraterrestrial
matters at the University of California at Berkeley Saturday.
Among those at the event were ex-Soviet test pilot Marina
Popovich who claimed Soviet scientists had placed a blood sample
inside a purported saucer landing site and the blood underwent
chemical changes. She suggested that crop circles might be used for
Crop circles, numerous circular depressions in fields that
believers blame on UFOs, also were a key item with Colin Andrews of
Andrews said he was at a crop circle and prayed ``God, if you
could only give me a clue what this is about.'' Then, the air
briefly filled with a ``noise of tremendous power,'' he told the
San Francisco Examiner.
Andrews dismissed two Englishmen's admission in September that
they had faked the mysterious circles by flattening the crops with
planks and ropes.
``After (my) 10 years of intensive work, to have the media write
it off so quickly is quite a blow,'' said Andrews, who travels the
world investigating the phenomena.
Interest in flying saucers dates back to more than 40 years. In
the 1940s and 1950s psychologists attributed sightings to general
anxiety over the Cold War.
But in modern times, with the Cold War over and the New Age
begun, the UFO enthusiasm has taken a different tone.
Conference official Rose Cerovski said UFOs somehow symbolize
the need for ``expanding your humanness - respecting the universe.
This means an Earth without violence ... an Earth whose natural
resources are respected.''
A flyer handed out at the conference claimed that many are
suffering ``enormous anxiety, immobilizing depression and
disorientation'' as a result of being abducted by ``beings from
other places in the universe.''
For $150, the afflicted were invited to attend a Sunnyvale
workshop where counselors armed with dowsing rods would help them
to ``view yourself as a person who lives in an infinite universe
filled with infinite possibilities.''
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ABC NEWSONE PACIFIC FEED
6 DECEMBER 1991
LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO
ADVISORIES: UFO SIGHTINGS SUPERS:
"E.T." MOVIE FILE
ED LESLIE REPORTS
COLONEL MARINA POPOVICH /SOVIET TEST PILOT
EARTHBOUND FOLK ARE CAPITIVATED BY THE POSSIBILITIES OF FELLOW LIFE FORMS IN OUTERSPACE.
SPELLBOUND...SAN FRANCISCO NEWSPEOPLE LISTENED AS A CLUSTER OF SOVIET, BRITISH, AND AMERICAN EXPERTS TOLD OF THE UFO THAT MAY HAVE SHOT DOWN AN UNMANNED SOVIET RESEARCH SPACECRAFT SNOOPING AROUND ONE OF THE MOON OF MARS LAST YEAR.
THE STAR OF THE NEWS CONFERENCE WAS COLONEL MARINA POPOVICH...A SOVIET TEST PILOT. COLONEL POPOVICH EXPLAINS...THROUGH HER INTERPRETOR...THAT "THERE IS A GREAT VARIETY OF HYPOTHESESES ABOUT THIS" AND THAT SHE IS HERE IN AMERICA TO ILLICIT MORE THEORIES.
THE UFO EXPERTS ARE HERE IN AMERICA TO ATTEND A SYMPOSIUM TOMORROW AT U.C. BERKELEY ON "AERIAL PHENOMENA" INCLUDING DISCUSSIONS OF "CROP CIRCLES."
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