Originally posted by Astyanax
However, many details of the story -- like the matchbook, for example -- cleave more to the conventions of fiction than to life.
Lets take this one while I have the time.
Firstly, has anyone ever had a matchbook from another state? A bar? Gas Station? Ok.
How about 10 or more years ago? Ok.
Where is it?
Right. You'd have no clue. As at the time, I didnt ascribe anything to the event related to "aliens" I didnt feel it any more then a "get out of
jail" card. So, that when I got home I could show my Dad (who should have been pissed beyond words at me) that my inexplicable misdirection was true.
Yes, had I known it was connected to those little fellas, I would have kept it, scrapbooked it, or whatever. God knows where it is now. I have moved
out, moved twice, and gotten married.
As I have said repeatedly, if you dont want to believe me, dont. Thats fine. It's only one event in my life anyway. It's all part of the puzzle that
came together for me. I was just giving it as another step to the end I came to, and give the background story.
Someone mentioned the Gulf Breeze footage I shot. Wanna know the deal on that? At the time it seemed wierd. When I shot it that is. The more I watched
it in the cam, after recording, the more it looked like an airplane that might have turned away. But, who could tell on a small cam screen? (A cam
that didnt even belong to me)
I showed what I shot to several people at the conference I was attending at the time. Before I knew it, Whitley Strieber and I were sitting in his
room reviewing it (I'd never met him), and then it was to be presented to the entire conference at the end.
All without one iota of investigation or analysis. I couldnt analyze my own footage...I mean c'mon. These people were HIGHLY excited over footage no
one had even examined....far too excited as far as I was concerned.
I didnt even want it attributed to me until it was analyzed. I always figured on Dr. Maccabee doing it. I let a friend of mine at the time present it,
as he really wanted to. I told him how and when I saw it, and how I shot it. He showed it to the convention attendees, and was well recieved. A
prominent Gulf Breeze researcher/reporter was given a direct copy. Some days later I left the Gulf, after talking to Linda Mouliton Howe on the phone
for the Art Bell show (not much to say, as there wasnt much to tell).
The original tape went back to the owner of the camera, it belonged to that person, and to this day I dont know where it is. There were copies posted
on the net for years that I can recall. I have never had a copy. Then again, it was nothing that extraordinary to me either. (which should tell you it
wasnt that great of footage).
Later I heard that after enhancement, it showed the classic "Walters" craft, but I never knew who said that...nor evidence to support it. I was also
told that it showed very erratic movement...which never saw either.
What was interesting was that the next years conference, the footage I shot was shown as part of a lecture. The analysis of it. I still dont know who
did the analysis, only that it was presented by Bob Oechsler. I wasnt asked, interviewed or involved in any way...which I thought odd, and...well
pissed me off a bit. I got over it quick...because I didnt care. I'd since left the field behind me.
So, thats it for that. I mean if someone is saying it doesnt exist, then you better read the net, as it's still in reports out there. It was shown to
a hoarde of people, 2 years in a row down there. But as I said, I dont have a copy, never did.
Ok, night then.