Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Marilyn, UFOs and Roswell

In Celebrity Secrets, I included a chapter on the FBI’s surveillance files of dead Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe.

In that chapter I devoted a brief section to a discussion of a controversial document that - if genuine, of course - suggests that Monroe had secretly been told aspects of the Roswell, New Mexico "crashed UFO" story by the Kennedy brothers, John and Robert - as well as other official secrets, too, such as plans to assassinate Cuba's Fidel Castro.

More disturbingly, the alleged CIA document refers to a threat by Monroe to spill the beans on what she knew; something that never happened, of course, as a result of her still-controversial death.

And while I only included a chapter on this affair in Celebrity Secrets, researcher Don Burleson wrote a whole book about it; and he has just been interviewed about his research into the Monroe-UFO story.

The document falls into the gray area that most UFO data inhabits. Namely that it’s certainly intriguing, but actually proving anything is near impossible.

1 comment:

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I recently attended for the 2nd time, the McMinnville UFO Festival, hosted by McMenamins, in Oregon, USA. Small, quaint, the parade was cute. We stood with the Wookie, Sith, and Mexican Wrestler Alien. People were posing for pictures with the aliens, especially posing their kids. The Klingon charity group was there handing out candy.

What I don't get is the town McMinnville seems to be strongly ignoring this event completely, It's only featured on one street, and a huge number of competing junk sales hosted by businesses on the other streets.
McMinnville allows military-tactics style religious fundamentalists to take over at the end of the parade--BOTH years I've attended. At one end of the parade route, glassy-eyed young people clapping and singing in military formation edging the crowd towards the other end of the route where their pastor was standing with another group of young Moonie-like religious extremists. He either had a loudspeaker or was very loud, and was quite disruptive. I'd bet money if a guy feels THAT ballsy & godlike, he's probably helped himself to the young-people's "favors". (PROBABLY a fantastic news GOLDMINE waiting there.)
The fundamentalist presence inadvertently signifies that Jesus or God is an alien, or that Mary was impregnated by one.
The only way to make this "fair and balanced" would be invite the other religions: Hare Krishnas, Scientologists with their Xenu & aliens, Hindus, Buddhists, Catholics with their recent "OK" of belief of aliens, etc.
One of the surrounding costume jewelry shops, they seemed embarrassed about the alien festival.
Anyway, since McMinnville is soooo NOT INTERESTED in this event, I'm sure other McMenamin's sites (Forest Grove, Beaverton, Portland) would get a lot more enthusiastically & respectfully involved.