posted on Feb, 8 2004 @ 01:06 AM
For the first time on the internet - the true story of Indrid Cold!
I got off to bad starts on my previous two posts on this thread. Here’s how I should have done it.
I know someone who met Woodrow Derenberger and interviewed him twice about his experiences. Most of you reading this probably know of Indrid Cold
from John Keel’s book or the ‘Mothman’ movie. The Indrid Cold character in Keel’s book and movie is in no way similar to the Indrid Cold that
Derenberger knew. By describing Indrid Cold as Derenberger knew him I hope show why the author John Keel is not a reliable source. That’s my main
motive for contributing to this thread. In my opinion John Keel is a writer of fiction in the sci-fi / horror genre and was never a good UFO
My contact who knew Derenberger believed he had experienced something real but had embellished his story substantially. In 1971 his story was
published in a book titled “Visitors from Lanulos” As Related by Woodrow W. Derenberger To The Author Harold W. Hubbard - Vantage Press. John Keel
wrote an introduction to this book describing the similarity of Woody’s experience to that of other contactees.
Prior to publication of his book, Derenberger was described to me as an open, friendly person, eager to share his story. After publication
Derenberger was bitter and complained of harassment, he said that the written account of his experience had been embellished without his approval by
the author and publisher to make the book more marketable. The third time my contact sought Derenberger he was nowhere to be found. Friends said he
had become tired of all the attention and had moved to a secret location.
Single witness UFO & ET encounters don’t carry much evidential weight for me, they may be true or not, but as data they aren’t of much value,
especially when they are as dubious as Derenberger’s story, and his story is about as wacky as they come. In my previous post to this thread I
described the night when Woody met the extraterrestrial Indrid Cold along Interstate I-77. I previously said Indrid spoke English, but now I remember
that he spoke telepathically, Woody said he heard Indrid as a voice speaking English in his head. After their initial meeting Indrid visited Woody at
his home. Indrid found his place of residence without any input on Woody’s part. They became fast friends, eventually Indrid takes him to visit his
family and people on the planet Lanulos.
Here now are excerpts from the book describing the character of Indrid’s people.
From page 50
“The people of Lanulos are mostly a happy world of people. Their way of life is completely different from ours, in that they do not have the
difficulty of understanding one another as we do, due to their ability to use telepathy; so there is very little quarreling or bickering among
…In warm weather they do not wear clothing at all, except for formal gatherings or dancing [!]. I asked how come they go nude, and got the same
answer that our nudists give here. God made them as they are, and they are not ashamed of their bodies.
…Their life expectancy ranges from 125 to 175 years of age…All their food is grown organically…They do have coffee, but with the caffeine removed.
…I think the thing that impressed me more than anything else was their monetary system. Although everyone works that is able to work, everyone is
paid, not according to his or her skill, but rather according to the size of their family and needs. They are given what they call credits or
“scripts,” and when they buy something, they write the article on the credit or script and give it to the clerk in the store, where it is kept for
inventory purposes only, so they know what to replace. No one ever has to live in want; one can have all the credits he needs….I know by actual
experience that they are truly a classless race of people. The top man in the Guiding Council is considered no better than the man who digs
…They have one and the same belief in God, so they all worship together. I attended one of their worship services, where they sang two hymns, then
kneeled or sat to thank God for their way of life and His blessing upon them. They asked for guidance and protection from evil…At this meeting my
whole concept of love was changed. I realized for the first time, what the commandment, “Love thy neighbor,” really meant. From earliest childhood,
their children are taught of God’s love, and that they should obey His will…These people believe [they will] eventually live with Christ. They
believe in reincarnation—they say this is how they, and we, will finally reach perfection.”
From page 87
“I have tried to the best of my ability to tell just what has happened to me, where they have taken me, and to describe exactly what I have seen. I
have told of all the goodness of these people from space, their joyful way of life and the love they extend to all people everywhere. It is hard to
accept my experience, because it is almost too good to be true; yet it is true. We can learn from them, just how to get along together and how to
love one another…”
You get the general picture, I hope. Even before the book was published Derenberger described Indrid and his people in glowing terms. Given that
John Keel wrote the introduction to this book, where the heck did the The Mothman version of Indrid Cold come from? Are you out there John Keel?
You've been busted!
[Edited on 8-2-2004 by Condorcet]