Another recent disturbing case is the death of Ron Rummel, ex-air force intelligence agent and publisher of the Alien Digest, on August 6, 1993.
Rummel allegedly shot himself in the mouth with a pistol. Friends say, however, that no blood was found on the pistol barrel and the handle of the
weapon was free of fingerprints. Also, according to information now circulating, the suicide note left by the deceased was written by a left-handed
person. Rummel was right-handed. Perspiration on the body smelled like sodium pentothal, or so it is alleged.
An equally disturbing and more recent death is that of Ron (Jerrold) Johnson, at the time MUFON's Deputy Director of Investigations. Johnson was 43
years old and, it would seem, in excellent health. He had just passed a recent physical examination with the proverbial flying colors. However, on
June 9, 1994, while attending a Society of Scientific Exploration meeting in Austin, Texas, Johnson died quickly and amid very strange circumstances.
During a slide show, several people sitting close to him heard a gasp. When the lights were turned back on, Johnson was slumped over in his chair, his
face purple, blood oozing from his nose. A soda can, from which he had been sipping, was sitting on the chair next to him. Did Ron Johnson die of a
stroke? Possibly. An allergic reaction? Another possibility.
As a side note, a nurse returning home from Austin shortly after Johnson's death reported a similar death-situation aboard her plane. When she tried
to move rearward to offer her assistance, she was forcefully restrained from doing so. Could it be, one wonders, that some agent, through an accident,
was the victim of his own machinations? The idea strikes a nice note of poetic justice, if in fact that were the scenario.
Another death involving elements of high strangeness is that of Ann Livingston, who died in early 1994 of a fast-form of ovarian cancer. Livingston
made her living as an accountant, but she was also a MUFON investigator and had in fact, published an article entitled "Electronic Harassment and
Alien Abductions" in the November 1993 MUFON Journal. The article was highly critical of Julianne McKinney, directorof the Electronic Surveillance
Project of the Association of National Security Alumni. McKinney discounts U FO phenomena, believing that what passes for such is most often one kind
of governmental ploy or another, whether in the form of experimental machinery or experimental psychology
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